Is there any open source firmware or OS for IP cameras like OpenWrt for routers.

I need an OS or a firmware for IP cameras in order to communicate with our cloud service easily. I have some experience with OpenWrt that's why I'm thinking in that way.

My target is to get an HTTP call (minimum GET call ) from the IP camera. Is there any IP camera which are using opensource firmware?

  • What does "My target is to get an HTTP call (minimum GET call ) from the IP camera" even mean?? Do you wish to make an HTTP request to the camera's computer, or do you wish the camera's computer to make a request to something else? And what should that request accomplish? Beyond that, this remains a list question not fitting the Stack Exchange mission, but as previously suggested there are OpenWRT based implementations and webcam demos for OpenWRT platforms like the MT7688, typically using a USB camera. No doubt there exist demos for the Raspberry Pi as well. Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 18:08
  • 1) Click OpenWRT link in the question 2) Type "camera" in the search box Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 18:14

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It appears that OpenIPC firmware is exactly like OpenWrt for IP cameras.


I am looking for the same thing and found your request here in my Google search. There are a ton of opensource cameras out there. Something high end (3D stereo vision for starters): https://www.elphel.com/ open hardware and free software. I am not associated with this company, they happen to be local and I've known the founder for years.

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    He searches something other: he buys proprietary IP cam product and flashes Open Source firmware. Most Open Source hardware is not competitive to proprietary products.
    – Sybil
    Commented May 11, 2019 at 9:55

It can be done with openWRT with some models, though is not offically supported and not fully functional, example: https://blog.tho.ms/hacks/2016/08/28/openwrt-on-logilink-wc0030a.html That camera uses a popular soic used in many similar models

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    Welcome to Internet of Things! While the link may theoretically answer the question, it would be better to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Please edit to include more details... answer without sufficient detail are subject to removal. Thanks!
    – anonymous2
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 17:18

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