Sricam SP017 and Raspberry Pi



  • I installed Monocle Gateway on a Raspberry Pi Model B+ V1 2 (2014), with a Raspbian OS FULL (updated September 2019).

    I have 2 Echo Show 5.

    I have 3 Sricam SP017 cameras with the following Monocle Gateway camera feed configuration:

    • Camera feed: rtsp://x.x.x.x:554/onvif1
    • Authentication: DIGEST
    • Video Resolution: 640*360 (16:9)
    • Video Codec: H264
    • Audio Codec: NONE
    • Tags: @proxy-tcp

    Cameras are connected on the wifi network.
    Rasperry Pi is connected to a router port.

    Everything is working correctly.

    I had to select the tag @proxy-tcp instead of @proxy (as recommended) because I experienced glitches in the communication that disappeared using @proxy-tcp.

    Alexa takes approx. 10 seconds to connect to the selected camera.
    There is a time lag of approx. 10 seconds.
    Is this behavior normal?
    Or the Raspberry Pi I used (old version) is too slow?
    Anybody tried a last generation Rapberry Pi with Monocle Gateway?
    Is there any way to get the audio too?



  • I did some additional tests.
    I installed the lite version of Raspbian OS on the Rasperry Pi B+ 2014 (without GUI), to optimize performances, but I didn’t get any improvement of the 10 seconds latency.
    Then reading other posts I understood that 10 seconds latency is normal.

    I got also the audio working setting the audio codec to AAC.
    I added the @hangout tag but I didn’t see any difference.

    This is the the new Monocle Gateway configuration for Sricam SP017:
    Camera feed: rtsp://x.x.x.x:554/onvif1
    Authentication: DIGEST
    Video Resolution: 640*360 (16:9)
    Video Codec: H264
    Audio Codec: AAC
    Tags: @hangout, @proxy-tcp

    I experienced again that @proxy-tcp is working better than @proxy.

    After a certain period (1 to 3 minutes) the video on the Echo Show 5 turns blank, or the screen starts flashing.
    I tested the Sricam SP017 on wifi and network cable but the problem is still there.
    Is this a known problem?
    Is there anything I can do to have the video lasting as long as needed?


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