Local File

The local_file camera platform allows you to integrate any readable image file from disk into Home Assistant as a camera. If the image is updated on the file system the image displayed in Home Assistant will also be updated.

This can for example be used with various camera platforms that save a temporary images locally. It can also be used to display a graph that you render periodically and will then be displayed in Home Assistant.

To enable this camera in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: local_file
    file_path: /tmp/image.jpg

Configuration variables:

  • file_path (Required): File to serve as the camera.
  • name (Optional): Name of the camera

The given file_path must be an existing file because the camera platform setup make a readable check on it.