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DeepCamera empowers your traditional surveillance cameras and CCTV/NVR with machine learning technologies. It provides open source facial recognition based intrusion detection, fall detection and parking lot monitoring with the inference engine on your local device.

SharpAI-hub is the cloud hosting for AI applications which help you deploy AI applications with your CCTV camera on your edge device in minutes.


Empower any camera with the state of the art AI

  • facial recognition
  • person recognition(RE-ID)
  • parking lot management
  • fall detection
  • more comming

ML pipeline for AI camera/CCTV development

  • feature clustering with vector database Milvus
  • labelling with Labelstudio

Easy to use Edge AI development environment

  • AI frameworks in docker
  • desktop in docker with web vnc client, so you don't need even install vnc client

Application 1: Self-supervised person recognition(REID) for intruder detection

SharpAI yolov7_reid is an open source python application leverages AI technologies to detect intruder with traditional surveillance camera. Source code is here It leverages Yolov7 as person detector, FastReID for person feature extraction, Milvus the local vector database for self-supervised learning to identity unseen person, Labelstudio to host image locally and for further usage such as label data and train your own classifier. It also integrates with Home-Assistant to empower smart home with AI technology. In Simple terms yolov7_reid is a person detector.

  • Machine learning technologies
    • Yolov7 Tiny, pretrained from COCO dataset
    • FastReID ResNet50
    • Vector Database Milvus for self-supervised learning
  • Supported Devices
    • Nvidia Jetson
    • Single Board Computer (SBC)
      • Raspberry Pi 4GB
      • Raspberry Pi 8GB
    • Intel X64
      • MacOS
      • Windows
      • Ubuntu
    • MCU Camera
      • ESP32 CAM
      • ESP32-S3-Eye
    • Tested Cameras/CCTV/NVR
      • RTSP Camera (Lorex/Amrest/DoorBell)
      • Blink Camera
      • IMOU Camera
      • Google Nest (Indoor/Outdoor)

Installation Guide

pip3 install sharpai-hub
sharpai-cli yolov7_reid start


1. Docker (Latest version)
2. Python (v3.6 to v3.10 will work fine)

Step-by-step guide

NOTE: Before executing any of commands mentioned below please start Docker. This guide is to install the sharpai and run the yolov7_reid service but can also be used to start other services.
  1. Install SharpAI-Hub by running the following command in a Command Prompt and Terminal. Remeber this as Command Prompt 1. This will be needed in further steps:
    pip3 install sharpai-hub
  2. Now run the following command:
    sharpai-cli yolov7_reid start

NOTE: If in a Windows system after running command mentioned in Step 2 if you get error: 'sharpai-cli' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Then it means environment variable is not set for Python on your system. More on this at the end of page in FAQ section.

  1. If you are using Windows and get error in step 2 you can also use following command line to start yolov7_reid
python3 -m sharpai_hub.cli yolov7_reid start


python -m sharpai_hub.cli yolov7_reid start
  1. Go to directory C:\Users and open the folder with name of current user. Here look for a folder .sharpai . In .sharpai folder you will see a folder yolov7_reid. Open it and start a new Command Prompt here. Remember this as Command Prompt 2

  2. In Command Prompt 2 run the below command:

docker compose up

NOTE: DO NOT TERMINATE THIS COMMAND. Let it complete. After running the above command it will take roughly 15-20 minutes or even more time to complete depending upon your system specifications and internet speed. After 5-10 minutes of running the command in the images tab of Docker will images will start to appear. If the command ran successful then there must be seven images in images tab plus one container named as yolov7_reid in the container tab.

  1. Go to folder yolov7_reid mentioned in step 4. In this folder there will be file .env. Delete it. Now close the Command Prompt 1. Open and new Command prompt and run the following command again. We will call this as Command Prompt 3.
sharpai-cli yolov7_reid start


python3 -m sharpai_hub.cli yolov7_reid start


python -m sharpai_hub.cli yolov7_reid start
  1. Running command in Step 6 will open a Signup/Signin page in the browser and in Command Prompt it will ask for the Labelstudio Token. After Signing up in you will be taken to your account. At the top right corrent you will see a small cirle with your account initials. Click on it and after that click on Account Setting. Here at the right side of page you will see a Access token. Copy the token and paste it carefully in the command prompt 3.

  2. Add Camera to Home-Assistant, you can use "Generic Camera" to add camera with RTSP url

  3. In this step, we will obtain the camera entity ID of your cameras. After adding your camera to home-Assistant, go to the Overview tab. Here all your cameras will be listed. Click on the video stream of a camera, after which a small popup will open. At the top right of the popup, click the gear icon to open the settings page. A new popup will open with a few editable properties. Here look for Entity ID, which is in the format camera.IP_ADDRESS_OF_CAMERA, copy/note this entity ID (these entity ids will be required later). If you have multiple cameras, we will need each cameras Entity ID. Note all these camera entity IDs.

  4. Run following two commands to open and edit the configuration.yaml of Home-Assistant:

docker exec -ti home-assistant /bin/bash 
vi configuration.yaml

NOTE FOR WINDOWS SYSTEM USERS: These commands wont work with windows Systems. For Windows system, please open Docker (the instance of Docker, which is already running from the start) and in the container tab, open the yolov7_reid. Here look for the home-assistant container. Hover your mouse cursor on the home-assistant container, and a few options will appear. Click on cli. An inbuilt console will start on the same page. If the typing cursor keeps blinking and nothing shows up on the inbuilt console, then click on Open in External Terminal, which is just above the blinking cursor. After clicking it, a new command prompt will open. To check everything is working as expected, run the command ls and see if the commands list the files and folders in the config folder.

Now run a command vi configuration.yaml. This command will open your configuration file of the home-assistant in the Vi editor. Vi Editor is a bit tricky if you are unfamiliar with using it. You will now have to enter into Insert mode to add the integration code mentioned in Step 9 to the configuration file. Press the I key to enter Insert mode and go end of the file using the down arrow key. Next, press the right mouse (while the mouse cursor is inside the command prompt window) while in the command prompt. This will paste the integration code that you had copied earlier. After making changes to the config file, press the escape key, type the following :wq (yes with colon) and press enter key. You will be back taken to /config #. This command :wq means you want to write changes to the config file and quit (I told you Vi is a bit tricky for beginners). You can now close the command prompt.

  1. Add the below code to the end of configuration.yaml file.

Here, replace camera.<camera_entity_id> with the camera entity ID we obtained in Step 9. If you have multiple cameras then keep adding the entity_id under images_processing.

  ll_hls: true
  part_duration: 0.75
  segment_duration: 6

  - platform: sharpai
      - entity_id: camera.<camera_entity_id>
    scan_interval: 1

If you have multiple cameras then after changing the 'entity_id' the code will become similar to this:

  ll_hls: true
  part_duration: 0.75
  segment_duration: 6

  - platform: sharpai
      - entity_id: camera.192_168_29_44
      - entity_id: camera.192_168_29_45
      - entity_id: camera.192_168_29_46
      - entity_id: camera.192_168_29_47
    scan_interval: 1
  1. At home-assistant homepage http://localhost:8123 select Developer Tools. Look for and click Check Configuration under Configuration Validation. If everything went well then it must show "Configuration Valid'. Click Restart.Now go to the container tab of docker, click three vertical dots under Actions and press restart. Open the Overview tab of home-assitant. If you see Image Processing beside your cameras and below it Sharp IP_ADDRESS_OF_YOUR_CAMERA, then congrats. Everything is working as expected.

NOTE: Till further steps are added you can use demo video in the beginning tutorial for further help.

Important Links

The yolov7 detector is running in docker, you can access the docker desktop with http://localhost:8000
Home-Assistant is hosted at http://localhost:8123
Labelstudio is hosted at http://localhost:8080

Application 2: Facial Recognition based intruder detection with local deployment

We received feedback from community, local deployment is needed. With local deepcamera deployment, all information/images will be saved locally.
sharpai-cli local_deepcamera start

Application 3: DeepCamera Facial Recognition with cloud for free

  • Register account on SharpAI website
  • Login on device: sharpai-cli login
  • Register device: sharpai-cli device register
  • Start DeepCamera: sharpai-cli deepcamera start

Application 4: Laptop Screen Monitor for kids/teens safe

SharpAI Screen monitor captures screen extract screen image features(embeddings) with AI model, save unseen features(embeddings) into AI vector database Milvus, raw images are saved to Labelstudio for labelling and model training, all information/images will be only saved locally.

sharpai-cli screen_monitor start

Access streaming screen: http://localhost:8000

Access labelstudio: http://localhost:8080

Application 5: Person Detector

sharpai-cli yolov7_person_detector start

SharpAI-Hub AI Applications

SharpAI community is continually working on bringing state-of-the-art computer vision application to your device.

sharpai-cli <application name> start
Application SharpAI CLI Name OS/Device
Intruder detection with Person shape yolov7_reid Jetson Nano/AGX /Windows/Linux/MacOS
Person Detector yolov7_person_detector Jetson Nano/AGX /Windows/Linux/MacOS
Laptop Screen Monitor screen_monitor Windows/Linux/MacOS
Facial Recognition Intruder Detection deepcamera Jetson Nano
Local Facial Recognition Intruder Detection local_deepcamera Windows/Linux/MacOS
Parking Lot monitor yoloparking Jetson AGX
Fall Detection falldetection Jetson AGX

Tested Devices

Edge AI Devices / Workstation

Tested Camera:

  • DaHua / Lorex / AMCREST: URL Path: /cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0 Port: 554
  • Ip Camera Lite on IOS: URL Path: /live Port: 8554
  • Nest Camera indoor/outdoor by Home-Assistant integration


  • If you are using a camera but have no idea about the RTSP URL, please join SharpAI community for help.
  • SharpAI provides commercial support to companies which want to deploy AI Camera application to real world.

Click to join sharpai slack channel

DeepCamera Architecture


DeepCamera Feature List

Commercial Version

  • Provide real time pipeline on edge device
  • E2E pipeline to support model customization
  • Cluster on the edge
  • Port to specific edge device/chipset
  • Voice application (ASR/KWS) end to end pipeline
  • ReID model
  • Behavior analysis model
  • Transformer model
  • Contrastive learning
  • Click to join sharpai slack channel for commercial support


How to install python3

How to install pip3

How to install Docker-compose on Jetson Nano

sudo apt-get install -y libhdf5-dev python3 python3-pip
pip3 install -U pip
sudo pip3 install docker-compose==1.27.4

How to use web gui

How to config RTSP on GUI

Camera streaming URL format

How to create token for Telegram Bot(DOC W.I.P)

  • Create Telegram Bot through @BotFather
  • Set Telegram Token in Configure File
  • Send message to the new bot you created


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