Introduction: DIY Online Security Camera!

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In this project I will show you how to combine an ESP32-CAM with an ordinary security camera housing in order to create an online security camera. That means I will show you how to use the ESP32-CAM board in order to take pictures and then I will show you how to integrate it into home assistant. There we can then create an automation in order to take pictures when an intruder triggers an alarm. At the end I will then show you how to put all of the components inside a security camera housing. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Make sure to watch the video. It will give you pretty much all the information you need to create your own online security camera. During the next steps though, I will present you some additional information.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):


Security Camera:

200, 10k Resistor:


Boost Converter:

Step 3: Upload the Required Pieces of Code!

Here you can find my code for the camera in home assistant as well as my configuration file for home assistant.

Step 4: Do the Online Security Camera Wiring/Assembly!

Here you can find reference pictures on how I wired up and assembled my online security camera.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just created your own online security camera!

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