Doorbell -> Camera Snapshot -> Email.

nickyb2 shared this problem 4 years ago
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Hello,


I am trying to achieve the following:

  1. Someone presses the button on my doorbell, which triggers a rule. (already working).
  2. This rule should take a snapshot from my camera
  3. The snapshot should be emailed to me.


Step 1: The doorbell -> rule triggers works through a fibaro binary sensor. Sofar so good.


Step 2: I've added my camera (Foscam FI9853EP) and can view both the live stream and the snapshot, so communication with my camera is also working.


According to all the information that i have und foi should configure the FTP settings from the Dashboard into my camera. My camera should then save the snapshot to the ftp://my.zipato.com server and zipato portal should be able to retrieve the snapshot.


Step 3: I need to create an Send Message block, where i add an attachment from my camera, which will make the email contain the last snapshot.


The problem i encounter is that i can't seem to login into the ftp://my.zipato.com with the provided ftp credentials in thee Dashboard. My camera supports a test button to test the credentials, but it keeps failing. Using any other ftp program also doesn't connect. The connection seems to stall before i can fill in the provided username.


What i am doing wrong? Is perhaps the ftp site down?


Kinds regards,


Nicky

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Hello nickyb2,


We are glad to inform you that process is more simple than you imagined.

You don't log-in anywhere.

Could you check this previous answer please:

https://community.zipato.com/topic/capture-image-and-email-it

If this works let us know and if it doesn't then just add to comments where are you stuck.


Best regards,

Zipato Team

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Great.. I've added my comments to that thread to keep all the information in one place.

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Hello,


I have the same cam. Can you share your setting concerning the stream? I fight to get the right parameter... Do you have also change the config in the cam setting?

Thanks for your help.

Best regards