Detect people in camera images using Sighthound Cloud. The Sighthound Developer tier (free for non-commercial use) allows 5000 images to be processed per month. If you need more processing per month you will need to sign up for a production account (i.e., a Basic or Pro account).

This integration adds an image processing entity where the state of the entity is the number of people detected in an image. For each person detected, an sighthound.person_detected event is fired. The event data includes the entity_id of the image processing entity firing the event, and the bounding box around the detected person.

Note that by default the component will not automatically scan images, but requires you to call the image_processing.scan service e.g., using an automation triggered by motion.


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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: sighthound
    api_key: some_key
      - entity_id: camera.my_cam

Configuration Variables



Your Sighthound Cloud API key.



If you have a paid account, used prod.



The list of image sources.



A camera entity id to get a picture from.



This parameter allows you to override the name of your image_processing entity.