TPlink Spot cameras and Google Home "support"
TPlink Spot cameras and Google Home "support"
TPlink Spot cameras and Google Home "support"
Wednesday
Model: KC100
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Hi, i have just bought a few TPlink cameras, as they say that they "work with Google Assistant", and i would like to keep the same brand as my smart plugs which work perfectly.

 

Having set them up, it seems the only thing i can ask google assistant/home to do is "show on chromecast", which is not very useful to me.

 

I was expecting, (like i do with other brands of cameras) that i could make them turn on/off, or atleast enable/disable notifications with google assistant/home, using voice control, or routines, so i can automate the cameras like i do with all other TPlink switches/bulbs.

 

So my question is, are there plans to fully add google assistant support so i can do the above with voice or routines?

 

Without this feature, i'd have open the app each morning/night go into settings of each different camera and toggle notifications as required every day, when with my other cameras i do nothing, i just automate them with "good night"/"good morning" voice routines so i don't even have to think about it at all. This seems an essential feature, any information if/when this will be added is appreciated.

 

Regards, BustaUK

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Re:TPlink Spot cameras and Google Home "support"
Thursday

@BustaUK 

 

Below is the introduction to use voice command to control the camera.

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/support/faq/1558/

 

Meanwhile, due to the privacy and security, we cannot use the voice command to turn on/off the kasa camera, instead, as you know, we can do that on the kasa app manually. 

 

For the notification, you can customize the frequency as you like on the kasa app. 

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/support/faq/2261/

Note: You can customize it under settings-notificatioin page.

 

May it help and have a nice day. 

 

 

 

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Re:Re:TPlink Spot cameras and Google Home "support"
Thursday

Hi, are you saying that google assistant will never be fully integrated with tplink cams "due to the privacy and security" and this is intentional?

 

As i said above, with another camara i own, from another brand (ezviz) it does this without any trouble, can you explain how this is a security/privicy risk? the camera name and/or the enable/disable voice commands can be changed to something obscure to protect against intruders messing with them to avoide any security risks.

 

i have 4 cameras, and to enable notifications each night when i go to bed, or if i leave the house, i currently have to wake up phone, open app, scroll down to a camera, click settings, click notifications, click the notification toggle, hit back 3 times, then select the next camera and repeat this 4 times separately for 4 different cameras, and do the oppisite in the morning and when i return home to turn off notifications. A preceedure that is frustrating and not user friendly. When with my Ezviz camera i can just say a phrase like "hey google, enable/disable all camera notifications" or "hey google, turn on/off all cameras" and it does what i ask with no effort and not needing to open any apps and make multiple clicks.

 

With Tplink IFTTT integration we can already enable/disable the cameras with voice commands, but i still want my cameras running when i'm home, i don't want to fully turn them off, it's just the notifications i want to disable when i'm home. Also, im aware of the notification schedules in the kasa app, this wouldn't be suitable for me, as i go to bed and go out at random times so a schedule/timer wouldn't be any use.

 

If you could look into this a little deeper for me, and find out the real reason this isn't suported yet, seems a huge oversight for a "smart" camera to not work with google assisistant as other products do. I'd love for you to come back and tell me that tplink are working on this for the next software/firmware upgrade.

 

Many thanks, BustaUK

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