Raspberry Pi Camera


The rpi_camera integration allows you to integrate the Raspberry Pi camera into Home Assistant. This integration uses the application raspistill to store the image from camera.

Configuration

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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
rpi_camera:

The whole set of configuration variables is documented here Raspberry Pi Camera Module - Raspberry Pi Documentation. They are not all wrapped by this rpi_camera platform.

Configuration Variables

image_widthinteger(Optional, default: 640)

Set the image width.

namestring(Optional, default: Raspberry Pi Camera)

Name of the camera.

image_heightinteger(Optional, default: 480)

Set the image height.

image_qualityinteger(Optional, default: 7)

Set the image quality (from 0 to 100).

image_rotationinteger(Optional, default: 0)

Set image rotation (0-359).

horizontal_flipinteger(Optional, default: 0)

Set horizontal flip (0 to disable, 1 to enable).

vertical_flipinteger(Optional, default: 0)

Set vertical flip (0 to disable, 1 to enable).

timelapseinteger(Optional, default: 1000)

Takes a picture every this many milliseconds (thousands of a second) - the default means one picture a second.

overlay_metadatainteger(Optional, default: none)

Adds some text and/or metadata onto the picture. Check the --annotate section.

overlay_timestampstring(Optional, default: none)

Helper to add date/time onto the picture. Format as used by strftime.

file_pathstring(Optional)

Save the picture in a custom file path.

Default:

A temporary file is used.

The given file_path must be an existing file because the camera platform setup performs a writeable check on it. Also, keep in mind that the path should be whitelisted.