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Is it possible, either via the camera, the Reolink NVR, or by some other means, to have the RCL-423 PTZ move to a patrol point (mark) on a time of day schedule. i.e. I'd like to point the camera at a particular location at the same time each day.For bonus points, moving to a mark on an astronomical event, e.g. dawn, sunset, would be excellent - my security camera would become a nice time-lapse cam as well.
So it's not possible via the Reolink clients, however it is relatively easy to do via the camera's (undocumented?) CGI commands.Here's a simple shell script that provides elementary control of a Reolink PTZ camera:gist github com/bdlow/5553b43037e2fcaacfa8b82a2e78e639It requires curl and jq.Usage:./camctrl.sh -i 192.168.1.99 -p secret -c TOPOS -m 1 -f snap.jpgWill move to position ID 1 and take a snapshot.Running this script from a cron job will do what I need.
gist github com/bdlow/5553b43037e2fcaacfa8b82a2e78e639
./camctrl.sh -i 192.168.1.99 -p secret -c TOPOS -m 1 -f snap.jpg
We are sorry to tell you that our camera does not support this function (point the camera at a particular location at the same time each day). We will forward your request to the R&D team to evaluate. Hope that they can make improvements in the future.
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