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Birdseye allows a heads-up view of your cameras to see what is going on around your property / space without having to watch all cameras that may have nothing happening. Birdseye allows specific modes that intelligently show and disappear based on what you care about.

Birdseye Modes#

Birdseye offers different modes to customize which cameras show under which circumstances.

  • continuous: All cameras are always included
  • motion: Cameras that have detected motion within the last 30 seconds are included
  • objects: Cameras that have tracked an active object within the last 30 seconds are included

Custom Birdseye Icon#

A custom icon can be added to the birdseye background by providing a 180x180 image named custom.png inside of the Frigate media folder. The file must be a png with the icon as transparent, any non-transparent pixels will be white when displayed in the birdseye view.

Birdseye view override at camera level#

If you want to include a camera in Birdseye view only for specific circumstances, or just don't include it at all, the Birdseye setting can be set at the camera level.

# Include all cameras by default in Birdseye view
enabled: True
mode: continuous
# Only include the "front" camera in Birdseye view when objects are detected
mode: objects
# Exclude the "back" camera from Birdseye view
enabled: False