local_file camera platform allows you to integrate any readable image file from disk into Home Assistant as a camera. If the image is updated on the file system the image displayed in Home Assistant will also be updated.
This can for example be used with various camera platforms that save a temporary images locally. It can also be used to display a graph that you render periodically and will then be displayed in Home Assistant.
To enable this camera in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry camera: - platform: local_file file_path: /tmp/image.jpg
- file_path (Required): File to serve as the camera.
- name (Optional): Name of the camera
file_path must be an existing file because the camera platform setup make a readable check on it.