In this guide, I will add 4 “Anran” camera’s to Homebridge/Homekit. The stream format from the cameras is not directly supported in Homekit so the incoming stream has to be converted into an mp4 stream. Homebridge will also automatically take still images to show in the Homekit dashboard so you can see the current state without starting the stream.
The camera’s and recorder usually has streams available to the network. However, these streams are not in the correct format for Homekit so we need Homebridge to convert these streams to a compatible mp4 format.
To add the camera’s to Homekit, tap the + on the top right and select “Don’t have a Code or Can’t Scan”. This will show a list of available devices to add to Homekit. If everything was set-up correctly, your camera’s should appear on this list. Simply tap them to add them to your dashboard, repeat this for each camera. You can check the logs on your Homebridge dashboard if something is not working correctly. It took me quite a while to get everything tweaked for optimal video but eventually, it’s all working now.