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A Python library to communicate with Logi Circle cameras

Project description

Python Logi Circle API

Python 3.6+ API for interacting with Logi Circle cameras, written with asyncio and aiohttp.

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This library exposes the Logi Circle family of cameras as Python objects, wrapping Logi Circle's official API.

Now available as a Home Assistant integration! :tada:

The API this library wraps is not yet publicly available. If you want something you can use today, check out the v0.1 branch. Please note that v0.1.x wraps Logitech's private API and won't be supported once the public API is released.

Features implemented

  • Download real-time live stream data to disk or serve to your application as a raw bytes object
  • Download any activity video to disk or serve to your application as a raw bytes object
  • Download still images from camera to disk or serve to your application as a raw bytes object
  • Query/filter the activity history by start time and/or activity properties (duration, relevance)
  • Set name, timezone, streaming mode and privacy mode of a given camera
  • On-demand polling from server to update camera properties
  • Subscribe to WebSocket API to handle camera property updates and activities pushed from API
  • Read camera properties (see "play with props" example)

Features planned

  • Update Home Assistant integration to support v0.2.x version of this library (dependent on Logitech's public release of their API)

Usage example

Setup and authenticate:

Requires API access from Logitech (not yet publicly available).

import asyncio
from logi_circle import LogiCircle

logi = LogiCircle(client_id='your-client-id',

if not logi.authorized:
    print('Navigate to %s and enter the authorization code passed back to your redirect URI' % (logi.authorize_url))
    code = input('Code: ')

    async def authorize():
        await logi.authorize(code)
        await logi.close()


Grab latest still image:

async def get_snapshot_images():
    for camera in await logi.cameras:
        if camera.streaming:
            await camera.live_stream.download_jpeg(filename='%s.jpg' % (,
                                                   quality=75,  # JPEG compression %
                                                   refresh=False)  # Don't force cameras to wake
    await logi.close()


Download 30s of live stream video from 1st camera (requires ffmpeg):

async def get_livestream():
    camera = (await logi.cameras)[0]
    filename = '%s-livestream.mp4' % (

    await camera.live_stream.download_rtsp(filename=filename,

    await logi.close()


Download latest activity for all cameras:

async def get_latest_activity():
    for camera in await logi.cameras:
            last_activity = await camera.last_activity
            if last_activity:
                # Get activity as image
                await last_activity.download_jpeg(filename='%s-last-activity.jpg' % (
                # Get activity as video
                await last_activity.download_mp4(filename='%s-last-activity.mp4' % (

    await logi.close()


Turn off streaming for all cameras:

async def disable_streaming_all():
    for camera in await logi.cameras:
        if camera.streaming:
            await camera.set_config(prop='streaming',
            print('%s is now off.' % (
            print('%s is already off.' % (
    await logi.close()


Subscribe to camera events with WS API:

async def subscribe_to_events():
    subscription = await logi.subscribe(['accessory_settings_changed',
    while True:
        await subscription.get_next_event()


Play with props:

async def play_with_props():
    for camera in await logi.cameras:
        last_activity = await camera.get_last_activity()
        print('%s: %s' % (,
                          ('is charging' if camera.charging else 'is not charging')))
        if camera.battery_level >= 0:
            print('%s: %s%% battery remaining' %
                  (, camera.battery_level))
            print('%s: Battery saving mode is %s' %
                  (, 'on' if camera.battery_saving else 'off'))
        print('%s: Model number is %s' % (, camera.model))
        print('%s: Mount is %s' % (, camera.mount))
        print('%s: Signal strength is %s%% (%s)' % (
  , camera.signal_strength_percentage, camera.signal_strength_category))
        if last_activity:
            print('%s: last activity was at %s and lasted for %s seconds.' % (
      , last_activity.start_time.isoformat(), last_activity.duration.total_seconds()))
        print('%s: Firmware version %s' % (, camera.firmware))
        print('%s: MAC address is %s' % (, camera.mac_address))
        print('%s: Microphone is %s and gain is set to %s (out of 100)' % (
  , 'on' if camera.microphone else 'off', camera.microphone_gain))
        print('%s: Speaker is %s and volume is set to %s (out of 100)' % (
  , 'on' if camera.speaker else 'off', camera.speaker_volume))
        print('%s: LED is %s' % (
  , 'on' if camera.led else 'off'))
        print('%s: Recording mode is %s' % (
  , 'on' if camera.recording else 'off'))
    await logi.close()



  • This first version of API borrowed a lot of the design and some utility functions from tchellomello's Python Ring Doorbell project. It made a great template for how to implement a project like this, so thanks!
  • Thanks sergeymaysak for suggesting a switch to aiohttp, it made integrating with Home Assistant much easier.
  • Logitech for reaching out and providing support to reimplement this library using their official API.


Pull requests are very welcome, every little bit helps!

  1. Raise an issue with your feature request or bug before starting work.
  2. Fork it (
  3. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b feature/fooBar).
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some fooBar').
  5. Add/update tests if needed, then run tox to confirm no test failures.
  6. Push to the branch (git push origin feature/fooBar).
  7. Create a new pull request!


Evan Bruhn –

Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.

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