This is something I get asked about a lot. How can I roll a custom Network Video Recorder (NVR) that will accept any camera and not be cloud dependent. Well, any camera that adheres to standards such as RTSP and ONVIF. I will be discussing BlueIris here but there are other options. This is in no way an endorsement. Same thing for the hard drives and cameras. This is all simply gear I use.
I’ve seen this topic come up quite a bit recently and thought I would give some insights. How can you automatically pop a camera feed into Kodi on motion? And how can you have it disappear after a few seconds?
As it turns out this is pretty simple, and should be doable from your home automation platform of choice. All you need it a way to capture camera motion events and act on them. I’ve also added a virtual switch so I can disable the alerts.