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Turn camera on/off
Turn camera on/off
2020-02-09 14:41:25 - last edited 2020-02-28 06:35:09

I'd like to turn camera on/off depending on whether I'm home or not. One way would be with Google home routines. But on/off is not applicable on cameras. Limitation on your side or Google? I got a netatmo can where I could turn on off the lights. Any ideas?

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2020-02-28 06:33:45 - last edited 2020-02-28 06:35:09

@Stiffboard 

 

Thanks for your updates. 

 

And yes, right now you can use schedule function to turn on/off the power of the camera or toggle on/off privacy mode both locally and remotely. 

 

Best regards. 

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Re:Turn camera on/off
2020-02-12 04:27:36
Hello, the Kasa camera cannot be turned on/off via the App or Google Home, because once it's turned off, it will lose connection to the cloud thus unable to respond any more when you want to turn it back on. Your understanding would be highly appreciated!
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2020-02-12 13:15:04

@Marcia.Zhang In the app I can both turn privacy on/off and turn camera power on/off. But of course I can't toogle privacy on if camera is off. So I guess power off doesn't really mean powerless camera. And that wasn't my main question here.

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2020-02-12 13:17:32

I can ask like this instead: I'd like to toogle privacy on/off depending on whether I'm home or not...that would make it more useful in Google home.

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2020-02-13 09:13:44

 

Stiffboard wrote

I can ask like this instead: I'd like to toogle privacy on/off depending on whether I'm home or not...that would make it more useful in Google home.

@Stiffboard 

 

Thank you for the clarification, I will send this feedback to product departement.

 

Have a nice day!

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2020-02-26 18:43:34

@Marcia.Zhang And now it's possible! Good work :)

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2020-02-28 06:33:45 - last edited 2020-02-28 06:35:09

@Stiffboard 

 

Thanks for your updates. 

 

And yes, right now you can use schedule function to turn on/off the power of the camera or toggle on/off privacy mode both locally and remotely. 

 

Best regards. 

EasyMesh and TP-Link | Learn what EasyMesh is and how it works on TP-Link Routers and Range Extenders.
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