SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

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Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:10 pm
petematheson offline
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SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

Hi There,
I'm new to security spy, and have installed my first camera (a Hikvision).
I have the latest version of Security Spy installed on my Mac (same one running indigo) and I have configured it to record on motion.

What I can't figure out is how to create a trigger in Indigo to send me an iMessage with a photo or video of the camera.

Something like, if house is empty and doorbell is pushed - send iMessage with CCTV snapshot attached.

Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:18 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

After a bit more searching I can see that I can pull the image via the url for a control page:
http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/Streaming/channels/1/picture

Just wondering if this feature was built into this plugin at all before I look down the route of how I download this image and then attach it to an iMessage somehow?

Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:30 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

Look at the preference settings in the security spy you can setup an email account and than security spy will send
4 pics of the video feed with motion or by an action in indigo. Using the motion does tend to send a lot of false trigers
due to changes in lighting with outside cameras.

Elwood

Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:34 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

Yeah - but that's why I wanted to use Indigo to do the messaging side of things - because then I can specify only to send me a picture when the doorbell is pushed / house is empty :)

Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:52 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

I have a trigger in indigo that fires when my delivery door is opened.
with an action of Trigger Recording of device "front door camera"

Here is todays delivery

Elwood
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Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:38 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

Sending an email or a text is fairly easy. But I don't know of any way to send an iMessage from Indigo.

Break it down into two parts - first get the trigger working the way you want, even if it doesn't actually do anything. Then work on getting the notification you want.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:57 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

I haven't done a ton with Applescript, but I had this code snippet in my archive:

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tell application "Messages"
   send "This is an SMS" to buddy "+1234567890" of service "SMS"
end tell

If I recall, you can't iMessage yourself at an email alias, but you can iMessage yourself to a phone number alias (I just tested it.) I also believe that (to work as written) iMessage needs to be running--but I'm not positive of that last bit.

Dave


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Posted on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:06 pm
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Re: SecuritySpy to iMessage Trigger

Hey,

I use the following AppleScript code to take a picture from the camera and then send it via iMessage if it helps you

set garage_pic to "/Users/admin/Downloads/garage.jpg"
tell application "SecuritySpy"
capture image camera name "Garage" as garage_pic with overwrite
end tell

tell application "Messages"
set DestFile to POSIX file "/Users/admin/Downloads/garage.jpg"
send file DestFile to buddy "User"
end tell

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