The push camera platform allows you to integrate images sent over HTTP POST to Home Assistant as a camera. External applications/daemons/scripts are therefore able to “stream” images through Home Assistant.

Optionally the Push Camera can buffer a given number of images, creating an animation of the detected motion after the event has been recorded.

Images are cleared on new events, and events are separated by a soft (configurable) timeout.

Integration with motionEye

The push camera can as an example be used with motionEye a web frontend for the motion daemon. motionEye is usually configured to save/record files only when motion is detected. It provides a hook to run a command whenever an image is saved, which can be used together with cURL to send the motion detected images to the push camera, as shown in this example:

In motionEye, under File Storage -> Run A Command type in:

curl -X POST -F "image=@%f" http://my.hass.server.com:8123/api/camera_push/camera.push_camera

Please take note that you might need to add -H "x-ha-access: YOUR_PASSWORD" if you have API authentication enabled.

Optionally configure motionEye to save only motion triggered images by going into Still Images -> Capture Mode and setting Motion Triggered. Tune your preferences under Motion Detection.

In this setup, you can configure the push camera to continuously replay the last motion triggered event using a configuration such as:

  - platform: push
    name: MotionEye Outdoor
    buffer: 3
    timeout: 5


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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: push
    name: My Push Camera

Configuration Variables


(string)(Optional)The name you would like to give to the camera.

Default value: Push Camera


(string)(Optional)Number of images to buffer per event. Be conservative, large buffers will starve your system memory.

Default value: 1


(time)(Optional)Amount of time after which the event is considered to have finished.

Default value: 5 seconds


(string)(Optional)HTTP POST field containing the image file

Default value: image