This has been designed mainly for those users with several cameras, which provide both an image stream and a video stream.

  1. Each camera can display the title on the top right of the screen and in the tray
  2. You can select the left icon to navigate left on the camera carousel
  3. You can select the right icon to navigate right on the camera carousel
  4. The images in the tray now refresh every n seconds (block refresh parameter)
blocks["cameras"] = {
        type: "camera",
        cameras: [
                        title: "Taw Hill, West View",
                        imageUrl: "",
                        videoUrl: "",
                        title: "Hall & Front Door",
                        imageUrl: "",
                        videoUrl: "",
        width: 6,
        height: 250,
        refresh: 0.5,
        traytimeout: 3
        slidedelay: 3,
        forcerefresh: 1,

Camera parameters

Parameter Description
type camera: indentifies this block as a camera (mandatory)
cameras [ ... ]: optional array to add multiple cameras
imageUrl <url>: this is the url for the static image of the camera
videoUrl <url>: this is the url for the fullscreen live video stream. The videoUrl parameter should only be set if it is a Motion JPEG (MJPEG) camera stream
title <string>: display the name of the camera in the top right of camera stream
refresh <number>: seconds to refresh the image
traytimeout <number>: seconds to keep the camera tray open (default = 5)
slidedelay <number>: seconds before sliding to the next camera (0 = no slide, default = 3)
forcerefresh 0: caching-prevention mechanism of the images (default = 1) See Buttons


Example of a single camera block:

blocks['garage_cam'] = {
        type: 'camera',
        imageUrl: '',
        videoUrl: '',
        refresh: 1,
        width: 6,
        height: 300

Camera troubleshooting

There are several challenges with camera’s:

  1. Find the right url
  2. Solve authorization (username/password)

Finding the right url

For the imageURL parameter Dashticz expects a still image, although a mjpeg video will also work. For the videoURL parameter Dashticz expects a video in MJPEG format.

If the video URL is not provided, then Dashticz will use the imageURL instead.

For most camera’s the correct URL can be found via the following page:

Some cheap camera’s only provide a RTSP link. RTSP is not supported in most browsers, and cannot be displayed via Dashticz. If you only have a RTSP link you have to use a third-party application for transcoding. See below.

Solve authorization

Dashticz only supports authorization if the username/password is part of the URL string. (something like

Basic-auth encoded in the ip address is not supported, since this is blocked by most browsers. (http://username:password@

Also Basic-auth by setting the authorization http request header is not supported.

Solve authorization via Domoticz

If your camera provides a jpeg and/or mjpeg url, but requires basic authorization, then you can request the image/video via Domoticz. Add the camera to Domoticz and use the url for the image/video as provided by Domoticz.

For more info see the Domoticz wiki:

Third party video conversion

If your camara only provides a RTSP stream, then the stream needs recoding into JPEG images and a MJPEG video stream. Users reported success with the following tools:

For Motioneye a Docker image exists, which works very well. Read:

I’m considering to (optionally) add Motioneye to the Dashticz autoinstall script. If this would be usefull, leave a message in the Dashticz forum.