Apple approves software home kit bridges
  • Hi,

    With the news last year that apple will now allow software based bridges, is there anything in the pipeline in terms of home kit integration for security spy? It would be awesome to see SS cameras show up in the home app, and support notifications etc.

    I currently use homebridge with the mpeg based generic IP camera plugin, which is great but it would be much nicer to be able to see notifications, maybe trigger recording etc?
  • Unfortunately there is still not official macOS API for HomeKit. Apple has restricted its use to iOS and tvOS apps only so far. What software bridge are you referring to? There is one called "homebridge" but this isn't official, and it's not really something we can distribute with SecuritySpy.
  • Hi Ben,

    Thanks for the reply. I hadn't clocked that apple haven't released HomeKit for macOS yet.

    Yes I use HomeBridge, which is unofficial as you say, but works pretty well and has an extensive set of plugins to do just about everything you want.

    So far the best way I've found is to use a homebridge plugin which allows you to run AppleScript, this allows me to set cameras to record (for example when a motion sensor is activated, or the alarm etc) but what would be really useful is integration with home kit to allow notifications, and cameras to appear as "sensors" triggered when they detect motion and record.

    It would be interesting to know if there's anyone who could develop an unofficial homebridge plugin using the existing web interface / AppleScript interface security spy currently allows...

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