Connecting IP Camera

Getting Started

Connecting your IP Camera to FIBARO is an easy way to keep an eye on your home from any place you are.

Before starting, make sure you have all the required components:

  • IP Camera (with firmware from CD attached to the device or downloaded from the manufacturer’s website),

Important!
Your camera must use MJPEG video compression format! H.264, RTSP, and other streaming formats are not supported!

  • FIBARO Home Center (you can access it through your browser or mobile app),
  • Router,
  • Ethernet cable.

You can complete the whole installation process in 3 simple steps.

 

Connecting the IP Camera

 

Connect the Ethernet cable

Plug the camera to one of the free slots of your router using the Ethernet cable.

ip cam setup

The camera can be connected to the network wirelessly, but for the setup time should be connected with the router by an Ethernet cable.
 

Connect the power supply

Plug the power adapter to the power DC socket located on the backside of the camera. Then connect it to the power supply.

ip camera setup guide

If the LED is green, it means that the camera is ready.

 

Installing the IP Camera

 

Software installation

Launch the software from enclosed disc or download it from Manufacturer’s website. After running of the software follow the instructions on the screen.

After the installation process there is a summary screen.

Read and write down all of the necessary data:

  • camera IP address – e.g. 192.168.0.10
  • username – e.g. admin (mostly by default)
  • password – e.g. admin or another password set during the configuration process

You will need it in the next step of the installation.

 

Adding the IP Camera

 

Mobile app

  1. Download FIBARO App for free from Google Play or App Store.
    Run the FIBARO App. Go to Settings.
  2. cam1 

  3. Choose Add device and then ADD CAMERA.
  4. ip cam installation add ip camera

  5. Choose your camera model from the list and tap NEXT.
  6. adding IP cam to smart home

    If you cannot see your camera on the list you should add your camera through the web browser.

  7. Enter the IP address, username and password according to the installation of the camera.
  8. ip camera setup

  9. Name the camera and assign it to the room.
  10. ip cam connection IP cam config

  11. Well done! If something went wrong go to our Troubleshooting part.
  12. smart ip cam

 

Web browser – adding through plugin

  1. Log in to your Home Center through the web browser.
  2. web ip cam

  3. Go to Plugins → Available → Cameras
  4. ip camera Plugins → ip cam plugins

  5. Choose your camera and click Install.
  6. Install your ip camera

  7. Click the Free button to download and install the plugin.
  8. ip cam download

  9. Click the Add button located under the plugin description.
  10. add IP camera

  11. Open the Advanced tab.
  12. ip camera system addon

  13. Name the camera and assign it to the room.
  14. Search the network in order to find the connected camera. You can find it by the manufacture’s name or by the MAC address (it can be found on the sticker placed on the backside or underneath of the camera).
  15. ip camera network search

  16. Complete the form using the Username and Password according to the installation of the camera (mostly admin/admin by default).
  17. Click the Save button located on the right side of the screen.
  18. Save ip cam setup

    Well done! If something went wrong go to our Troubleshooting part.

 

Web browser – adding manually

  1. Log in to your Home Center through the web browser.
  2. IP cam smart home

  3. Go to Devices.
  4. ip cam device

  5. Click Add or remove device.
  6. ip camera management

  7. Select Add in Cameras Section.
  8. ip camera manual

  9. Click the Advanced Settings tab.
  10. ip camera setting up

  11. Name the camera and assign it to the room.
  12. Complete the form using the Username and Password according to the installation of the camera (mostly admin/admin by default).
  13. Choose your camera model from the list to automatically fill in the JPG path, and MJPEG path. IP address still has to be added!
  14. ip cam version

    ip camera model

    If your device is not listed, you have to manually fill in the paths.

  15. Fill in the IP address according to the installation of the camera.
  16. ip cam installation

  17. Click the Save button located on the right side of the screen.
  18. save ip cam changes

    Well done! If something went wrong go to our Troubleshooting part.

 

Troubleshooting

Where can I find the software to my camera?
You can download it from the manufacturer’s website. Search for „Your camera’s model name software” in your web browser.

I cannot see the camera in FIBARO system. Why?
Check if your camera is connected to the router and to power supply. If so, add the camera manually through your browser (see point 4.3).

I cannot find my camera’s IP address. Where can I find it?
The IP address should be visible in the camera’s software. If it is not, you can find it on the list of devices connected to your router. You can also try using the third party software. If you use an iOS device, try the free network scanning app called Fing. Another option is using your PC connected to the same network, and entering into command-line window. In order to do so:

1. Click the Start menu, and then click Run.
2. Type cmd into the dialog box.
3. Wait for Command Prompt to come up.
4. Type arp -a and press Enter.
5. Find your device on the displayed list.

Where I can find the streaming paths appropriate for my camera?

They should be provided by the manufacturer of your IP Camera. If not, try visiting the following website http://www.ispyconnect.com/sources.aspx in order to find correct streaming paths.

 

January 23, 2017   15875    Getting Started, Tutorials    
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