We are currently working on a REST API, for now these are basic commands you can implement
Using the Bluecherry API to control or view a camera requires knowing the device ID. Currently this can be found in the XML file.
Note: The XML file will only generate the device IDs that the user has access to. Make sure you have access to all cameras, or that you are using an administrator login if you plan on controlling all cameras.
Obtain one image from the server:
Below is a example URL for controlling a Pan / Tilt / Zoom camera through the Bluecherry API.
Supported Pan / Tilt / Zoom commands:
query – display XML with camera information/PTZ capabilities and
presets move – pan/tilt/zoom using parameters
stop – stop movement
save – save present
rename – rename a preset
go – go to specified preset
clear – clear preset
Pan / Tilt / Zoom Variables:
preset_id – id of the preset preset_name –new preset name speed: pan/tilt speed pan_command:(l)eft /right tilt_command:(u)p /(d)own zoom_command:(t)ight /(w)ide duration:for how long to execute command; -1 for continuous
Camera must be set to Trigger (‘T’) in the recording schedule. Description will show in the logs that a trigger was recording with the description you inserted.