Trigger BlueIris Cameras from events and or email notifications from Honeywell Security with totalconnect2

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lotty
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Trigger BlueIris Cameras from events and or email notifications from Honeywell Security with totalconnect2

Post by lotty » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:17 pm

Security system is Honeywell Vista20P with 7847i module and totalconnect2 service. Provides granular notification via email or sms of many types of events by zone

Investigating using email alerts triggered by open sensor event (within the Honeywell devices and on my local area network LAN) and as received by email client service running on my LAN PC to set off http command / request / Post that will trigger a BlueIris camera

I understand the structure / format of the HTTP command that BI requires so that is not focus of the question

To stage this from my Honeywell devices I setup a dedicated email address for each camera and configured notifications within the totalconnect2 to fire off an alert to the appropriate email address each time a specific zone senor changes to open .. (regardless of whether system is armed or disarmed) ..

The next step I have underway is to find / pick / install new email client / tool / addin that can monitor for new emails and when sees a new email matching predefined criteria (similar to a rule in outlook) issue the HPPT command. One problem I see already is the email lap has a 10 second latency. Any suggestions for best tool / software addin?

An alternative and possibly better approach would be to configure triggers directly on the honeywell devices / service that would send the http commands without any delay based on the same underlying event status used to push the email alert and do so within my LAN .. ie avoiding public IP. I would think an experienced Honeywell security installer that programs and monitors the devices may have experience creating such custom triggers or know definitively it cannot be done. I have run this by both Honeywell support and my service provider but neither has been able to provide answers.

Any ideas or pointers would be appreciated

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