Note: To use Homey Cameras, Homey v2.2.0 and Homey app v2.4.0 are required.
Homey works with numerous brands of cameras. Most cloud-connected cameras, like Nest, Doorbird, Netatmo and more can be added to Homey by installing their apps on Homey via the Homey App Store. Adding a camera to Homey works just like adding any device to Homey:
1. Open the Homey app
Open the Homey app and select Devices in the tab bar below.
2. Find your device's brand
Tap the [+] symbol in the top right corner and search for your brand and tap the logo.
3. Find your brand's device
When you've found the device you'd like to add, tap the device's icon. A dialog will appear that confirms if you want to continue. Tap Install.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions
Every device requires a different method of adding it to Homey. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing sequence.
Once your camera is connected to Homey you are able to use it in your Flows. For example, when the doorbell is pressed, send an image to your phone. Or for safety; when a motion sensor detects movement, and no one is at home, send a snapshot.
If your brand of camera is not available in the Homey App Store yet, don't worry. Homey supports a lot of IP cameras via the Virtual Camera device. This provides an experience which is a bit less than you're used to with Homey apps, but it allows you to add almost all cameras to Homey based on their IP in your network.
Read how to add a Virtual Camera device to Homey in this article.