The primary reason I went with NCS is that I wanted full control of my system. I love the idea that there is an API. I am wondering how others are using the API? I am just looking for a reason to write some code.
Hehe, you have some spare time then
Usually, when users ask about the API they have some sort of home automation system that also control other things. Another addon that I think is interesting is to automatically turn on/off motion detection in NCS when you leave/enter the house. Someone used Bluetooth for that.
I was anticipating using it for remote capture and viewing, but then I found the NCS mobile app, so now I don’t need to write that.
I am a coder by trade, so I need to find some cool project to write code to use this.
I see that we can affect the overlays via the API…ooh…maybe I’ll write some code to apply weather information to the camera feed.
OK, found another idea…I see we can check Cam status. I am going to look at writing code to check the cam status and if a cam is recording, turn a light on in the house to 1) Indicate to me that the cam has been triggered and 2) maybe scare away an intruder because a light just came on in the house.
Excellent ideas! Please, keep us in the loop about your adventures