Take on-demand jpg snapshots without motion

Hi,
I would like to be able to trigger a snaphot from my camera (Eufy 2C Pro) - even if no motion has been detected. Capture live jpg images with a simple URL seems like basic stuff, and I was literally shocked when I discovered that this is not yet supported by Eufy.

I can do this kind of thing with a very cheap Reolink camera (https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007011233-How-to-Capture-Live-JPEG-Image-of-Reolink-Cameras-via-Web-Browsers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_bqkppW59gIVfoxoCR2nnw02EAAYASAAEgKWsvD_BwE).

I mean, with a close ECO system like this, you miss a lot of customers, e.g. all the people within the home automation domain.

So, I very much vote to have this basic feature included in one of the upcoming firmware versions!

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Is there anything new on this topic?

I’ve been messing around with the system using python and a non-public API, and the biggest issue with these things is latency. The best I’ve achieved so far is about 40-50sec from ‘trigger’ to collected image, and the path to get there is not pretty at all. The only thing this would be good for is to take some sort of time lapse.

It goes like this:
Make a ‘guest’ account for eufy-security, this is used for the API to make a call to fire up the live view from Eufy’s AWS server. It, in turn makes a request to the home base, which in turn fires up the camera live view. All of this is relayed back. The py script then assembles the video frames into a complete image, completes the cap, then shuts down the stream. U.g.l.y… and useless for anything event driven