Use HTTPS with Alarm Server


When the alarm trigger, I would like to be able to make a POST request over HTTPS, but it seem that now is not configurable, and always is done over HTTP, and it’s a GET request. It will be possible to do over HTTPS and with POST?

Currently this is not yet possible, because as you said currently only HTTP is possible. But HTTPS is already on our to-do list. I can not give you any specific date yet, but we are working on it and it will be integrated with a firmware update once ready. But it will only be integrated for the FULLHD Series since the HD Series does not support HTTPS.

Thank you. I have four IN-8003 cameras, that are FULLHD.

I’ll be waiting for it, and also would be great if you can add the possibility to choose the method, so POST is also available, not only GET.

At the moment there is no POST support as all automation systems that we tested supported GET. We will have to check if it is possible to add it to the alarm server function.

We are using Node-RED as a workaround for the HTTPS support - e.g. for the homee System. This can also be used to add the POST method ->

  1. The camera sends a GET request on alarm over HTTP to the server running Node-RED
  2. Node-RED receives the request and triggers an HTTPS POST request to your webhook

This can be set up quickly if you are already running a Raspberry Pi or similar.

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I’m using Home Assistant with a Raspberry Pi. I’ll try using Node-RED.

Thank you!

Hello again. Is there any news about the HTTPS (alarm server) support for FULLHD cameras?

@sviudes I just checked - the HTTPS part is already fixed. But there is still a long list of bug fixes and feature enhancements on the list that are delaying the release. At the moment I cannot give you an ETA on the next update.

Thank you for the update. I’ll keep waiting.

Hello @sviudes ,

our firmware team is still waiting for a few minor parts to finish - but everything you need for Home Assistant is already working. I just tested it and updated our documentation:

Alarmserver + POST Request


The new MQTT interface is going to make adding your Full HD camera to Home Assistant (and other Smarthome Systems) a lot simpler and the POST Request is working as expected. I do not have a release date yet - but it is going to be soon :icon_smile:

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Wow! That’s great! I hope it will be released soon! :slight_smile: Thank you!

The Alarm Server update is now available through the auto-updater (the MQTT part will follow shortly).

Great! I’m going to update it right now! Thank you!

The MQTT Firmware is now available in Open Beta.