Help on integrating frigate API video feed

I am switching over from Blue Iris for my security cameras. Frigate has a feature called Birdseye where it shows each camera based on motion in the same feed. All of the regular camera feeds are available through http://. But the Birdseye is available through the API. Apparently it is a websocket. I don’t really understand what this is - so starting to teach myself. But I thought I would post here to see if anyone has played with this and can provide some pointers. Thanks.

I picked up a Coral chip with the intention of playing with Frigate, but haven’t had a chance to dig into it. I am interested to see if anyone else has dug into this yet or is using Frigate though.

I have been running it for a couple of months now. I started because I could not get Blue Iris to run properly for over a year. Went back and forth with tech support and yet today it still crashes multiples times a week. I have all Reolink cameras and basically the solution was to rip out the cameras and replace them.

Guess what, I had them up and running in Frigate within 10 minutes and haven’t looked back. I don’t even have a Coral accelerator, they are currently running double the price and difficult to find. But I am running on a docker under unraid and it seems to work just fine.

I am using the http feeds of the cameras in my Sharptools dashboard. The only thing I want to replace before pulling the plug in Blue Iris is the multi-camera motion view. This is accessible through http://frigate_ip:5000/api/live/birdseye but is apparently a websocket, so I have to figure out how to handle this.

Alternatively, I believe I can expose this through Home Assistant. But I am just starting to play with Home Assistant and I am running under a docker. It seems that I have to move to a VM to get this working - I think. I also think the Sharptools connector needs to be in a VM vs. a docker. Just now starting to play around with this.