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_width

(integer)(Optional)

Set the image width.

Default value:

640

name

(string)(Optional)

Name of the camera.

Default value:

Raspberry Pi Camera

image_height

(integer)(Optional)

Set the image height.

Default value:

480

image_quality

(integer)(Optional)

Set the image quality (from 0 to 100).

Default value:

7

image_rotation

(integer)(Optional)

Set image rotation (0-359).

Default value:

0

horizontal_flip

(integer)(Optional)

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

Default value:

0

vertical_flip

(integer)(Optional)

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

Default value:

0

timelapse

(integer)(Optional)

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

Default value:

1000

overlay_metadata

(integer)(Optional)

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

Default value:

none

overlay_timestamp

(string)(Optional)

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

Default value:

none

file_path

(string)(Optional)

Save the picture in a custom file path.

Default value:

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.