Raspberry Pi Camera

The rpi_camera platform allows you to integrate the Raspberry Pi camera into Home Assistant. This component uses the application raspistill to store the image from camera.

To enable this camera in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: rpi_camera

Configuration variables:

  • name (Optional): Name of the camera
  • image_width (Optional): Set the image width (default: 640)
  • image_height (Optional): Set the image height (default: 480)
  • image_quality (Optional): Set the image quality (from 0 to 100, default: 7)
  • image_rotation (Optional): Set image rotation (0-359, default: 0)
  • horizontal_flip (Optional): Set horizontal flip (0 to disable, 1 to enable, default: 0)
  • vertical_flip (Optional): Set vertical flip (0 to disable, 1 to enable, default: 0)
  • timelapse (Optional): Takes a picture every ms (default: 1000)
  • file_path (Optional): Save the picture in a custom file path (default: camera components folder)

The given file_path must be an existing file because the camera platform setup make a writeable check on it.