ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)

ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)

ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)
ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)
2023-11-27 21:56:23

Do any of the wire-free cameras support ONVIF protocol to integrate with an NVR?  I have reviewed all of the technical documentation available and it appears they only support RTSP which is not an option for my current setup.

 

 

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Re:ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)
2023-11-29 17:16:40

  @jamesylove,

No, neither of the cameras support the feature as it places an extremely heavy load on the battery of the camera. This is why it is extremely rare to find cameras that support RTSP and ONVIF on any battery-operated camera. To integrate a Tapo device with an NVR, you would need to look toward our powered cameras.

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Re:ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)
2024-05-24 20:52:22

  @Riley_S 

 

Your comment that ONVIF isn't supported because it's power-hungry makes sense. However, I've got my C420 plugged into A200 solar panel, so I'm not worried being power hungry isn't a worry. Any chance that ONVIF can be added?

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Re:ONVIF support for wire-free cameras (C400/C420)
2024-05-28 16:51:00

Hey @gebjeff,

The solar panel only technically adds daytime charging to the device, so it would likely still struggle at night if not during the day. I think that our teams had explored the possibility of having RTSP and a Solar Panel / Constant Power; however, the feature's performance was less than expected and didn't make it to the current version. 

 

Do not forget that the entire camera is built around being a battery camera, and using some of the more advanced functions, such as AI detection, throughout the day places a heavy load on the camera.

 

As it is something that our team has explored, we can hope that similar features are already being worked on for future releases.

 

Out fo curiosity, were you looking to have the feature for NVR recording for 24/7 footage, or simply wanted another platform to manage the clipped footage?

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