OK, I have the IZon and it was a bear to install, now I have three cameras to try to get running. Let’s see how it goes. They vary in cost from $130 to $600:
Foscam IP Camera (Foscam FI9212W)
This is a 720p webcam delivering H.264 images over an IP network that is either ethernet or over 802.11B/G/N. Here are the instructions:
- Connect the device over the wired ethernet and try to find its network address. I use Fing on my iPhone to do this.
- The Foscam doesn’t report itself with any manufacturer id so you have to look for a blank
- It needs https to access, so just you have to type in https://x.x.x.x to get io it or you the port 88 (and not 80?)
- The default user is admin and there is no password.
- You have to say look for an NTP server (its default is time.nist.gov)
- It requires an ftp server to store its recordings.
This is a 5MP camera that does 360 degree. Again, you need to know its IP address:
- Use fing to find it, it does identify itself as coming from Axis
- When you browse to the address, you create a self signed certificate and a new password. Not super secure, so you want to set it up on a private network
- Don’t forget that password (like I did, otherwise you have to take the cover off and hold the reset button while power cycling it)
This is a small lense camera which is nice since it has a long connector to the box and is POE
- Find to find it and see the above caveats
- You then have to set it to record to an SMB share somewhere on your network
- Then setup a ntp time server as at least my dhcp server doesn’t specify that.
- Create a motion detection event. You will need to download the latest jave (at least on a Mac) and reboot your browser to do this.