IOBroker on Raspberry Pi

Mike Polinowski
INSTAR MQTT
Firmware Update
Full HD Series
INSTAR Deutschland GmbH
INSTAR MQTT

Make your camera the heart of your smart home

Using the MQTT interface of your INSTAR Full HD cameras you can connect them to an existing smarthome system (Home Assistant, OpenHAB, Node-RED, Athom Homey, Homematic, ioBroker, Loxone, homee) can be added. Or even make it the main broker for your MQTT sensors. MQTT allows you to automate ALL functions of your camera and link them to other services in your smarthome.

Mike Polinowski
IFTTT Applets
Firmware Update
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INSTAR Cloud
INSTAR Deutschland GmbH
INSTAR IFTTT Applets

Control your camera via the IFTTT online service

On the IFTTT platform, we provided a service called INSTAR. The INSTAR applets provide you with the ability to control some settings of your INSTAR camera or INSTAR Cloud with IFTTT. You can connect INSTAR with triggers for location (Geo Location) and date & time, send notifications and much more. For example, you can connect INSTAR applets to the IFTTT location service and automatically disable the alarm when you arrive home. You can also use the INSTAR applets to create your own automation and connect them to other third-party applets.

ioBroker (ioBroker Website, Github) is an integration platform for the Internet of Things, focused on Building Automation, Smart Metering, Ambient Assisted Living, Process Automation, Visualization and Data Logging. Control your INSTAR IP camera with your Raspberry Pi. The following are a few tutorials that will show how to integrate your INSTAR IP camera into the automation system.

To be able to communicate with our camera, we are going to translate its CGI Command Interface to a M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communication protocol called MQTT using the Node-RED.

ioBroker runs in the Node.js Runtime and is OS-agnostic - it can be installed under most operating systems - we are going to show the installation process under Windows below. But ioBroker is clearly meant to be run on a Raspberry Pi (Rev3).

ioBroker Tutorials