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Home Assistant Dahua webcam dashboard including PTZ presets

Home Assistant Dahua webcam dashboard including PTZ presets

A webcam, such as from Dahua, can easily be integrated into Home Assistant and opens the possibility to show life streams within Home Assistant.

If the camera is a so called PTZ camera (moving and zooming is possible) a dashboard card can be created which includes buttons to switch to predefined PTZ presets allowing to show specific views.

This article shows how to setup a dashboard card with the life stream and PTZ preset buttons.

Setup and configure a Geekworm NASPi v2.0 Raspberry Pi 4 case

Setup and configure a Geekworm NASPi v2.0 Raspberry Pi 4 case

Setup and configuring a Geekworm NASPi v2.0 case housing a Raspberry Pi 4 to be attached to a DIN-rail involves the following:

  • case modding to make it possible to attach the case to a DIN-rail;
  • enabling auto power on;
  • installing Raspberry Pi 4 OS
  • installing a script to control the fan based on the CPU temperature
  • mounting a 2.5″ SSD

is explained in detail. This makes the Raspberry ready to be used as for example a web server.

How to get a Raspberry Pi 4 during the current supply shortage?

How to get a Raspberry Pi 4 during the current supply shortage?

Raspberry Pi boards are hard to get currently in 2022 and a lot of stores state that new supply will arrive in 2023, unless you are willing to pay an excessive price (2 to 4 times the price a year ago).

We managed to get 2 Raspberry PI 4’s with 8Gb RAM within a few days within The Netherlands. In this article the cause for the supply shortage is explained and how we managed to get two Raspberry Pi 4 (8Gb) units.