Local File

The local_file camera platform allows you to integrate an 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. The service local_file.update_file_path can be used to update the image using an automation.

The local_file camera 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 string Required

File to serve as the camera. Use a full path, e.g., /config/www/images/image.jpg .

name string (Optional)

Name of the camera.

Service local_file.update_file_path

Use this service to change the file displayed by the camera.

Service data attribute Description
entity_id String of the entity_id of the camera to update.
file_path The full path to the new image file to be displayed.