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Nest Outdoor Camera

M2 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by WB70 1 year ago 10

Just picked up two of these.  Does anyone have it them working wth ST or Actiontiles? 

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OK... After many days of screwing around with this I was able to get my Outdoor Nest Cam integrated into Actiontiles (NOT AS A VIDEO STREAM) But as an public image url that I am updating every 2 seconds. Since this is my outdoor camera public sharing is not a problem but obviously is not ideal for the rest of my cameras or if I wanted to pretend like I have any privacy.

 

Here is a screenshot of my integration into my main panel:


Here are the steps taken to get this functioning (using google chrome browser):

1. Login to home.nest.com - select camera - go to settings - sharing - and enable public sharing (NOT SECURE AT ALL)

2. Get Camera URL and navigate directly to that page in another tab (ie. https://video.nest.com/live/*********l0F)

3. Right click anywhere on the public camera page and choose "View Page Source"

4. Locate entry that says <meta name="twitter:imagecontent="https://nexusapi.dropcam.com/get_image?uuid=6d37e87929db420fa***********fe970cf&width=560"> and copy the text

5. Go to ActionTiles - My Media - Add - and choose still image - paste url from above

6. Set Refresh Rate every 2 Seconds



HOLY CRAP - you can at least see your Outdoor Nest Camera in ActionTiles now

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You can have your nest outdoor cam work with ST by using NST Manager link to the thread below:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-nst-manager-v5-0/83228


Now as far as Action Tiles, I don't think there is a way yet to see live feed. What I was able to get was still image that refreshes every so often, I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for but that might be a temp solution for the time being.

How did you get the still image to show up for your Nest cam?  I have tried all the sharing options and don't get any picture..

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Use the link below to create a media tile in AT, "xxxxx" will be your nest cam id. Then you in AT you select how often you want th image to refresh. 


https://nexusapi.camera.home.nest.com/get_image?width=1280&uuid=xxxxxxx

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That worked.  Thank you!

I have it work with ST but can't connect it with ActionTiles . Any help would be appreciated.

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OK... After many days of screwing around with this I was able to get my Outdoor Nest Cam integrated into Actiontiles (NOT AS A VIDEO STREAM) But as an public image url that I am updating every 2 seconds. Since this is my outdoor camera public sharing is not a problem but obviously is not ideal for the rest of my cameras or if I wanted to pretend like I have any privacy.

 

Here is a screenshot of my integration into my main panel:


Here are the steps taken to get this functioning (using google chrome browser):

1. Login to home.nest.com - select camera - go to settings - sharing - and enable public sharing (NOT SECURE AT ALL)

2. Get Camera URL and navigate directly to that page in another tab (ie. https://video.nest.com/live/*********l0F)

3. Right click anywhere on the public camera page and choose "View Page Source"

4. Locate entry that says <meta name="twitter:imagecontent="https://nexusapi.dropcam.com/get_image?uuid=6d37e87929db420fa***********fe970cf&width=560"> and copy the text

5. Go to ActionTiles - My Media - Add - and choose still image - paste url from above

6. Set Refresh Rate every 2 Seconds



HOLY CRAP - you can at least see your Outdoor Nest Camera in ActionTiles now

Is there any other, more sane way of obtaining the UUID of the camera?

Done.  And yes, I do love AT!