How to configure my IP Camera ?

ImperiHome is able to integrate IP cameras. This page is intended to give you a comprehensive guide on how to do it.


Which cameras are supported?


Currently, ImperiHome does only support cameras which can stream a MJPEG flow or JPEG screenshots.
MPEG4/H264 streams (rtsp) are tentatively supported and without any authentication.


Configuration steps

First, go to the parameters of ImperiHome, and add a new system.
In the system’s type selection popup, choose MJPEG IP Camera.



In the first wizard screen, you will give a name to the camera. This name will be the one used to identify this camera in ImperiHome.
Then, if your camera is protected by a login/password, you will enter then in this step.



In the second screen, you will specify the exact URLs to access both the MJPEG and JPEG streams of your camera when located on the same network as the camera itself. Typically, you will specify its local IP address. The exact format of the URLs will be explained below.




The third screen is like the previous one but for the remote access, i.e. when you’re outside your local network. Typically, you will specify its a dynamic DNS name. The exact format of the URLs will be explained below.




URLs format

Each of the URL you’ll need to enter in the different configuration steps must be constructed this way:

protocol://address/action

where:

  • protocol : can be http or https
  • address : the IP address of the camera (for local access) or its dyncamic DNS name (for remote access). If you camera is on a port different from 80, add it with a preceded by a colon (:).
  • action : this part is the most difficult one as it depends on the action itself (MJPEG or JPEG) but also on the camera vendor. Each constructor defines its own actions and, unfortunately, we do not know all of them. So, the best is to refer to the documentation of your camera or to search in Google by using this search pattern: “camera url manufacturer

Some URLs examples:
- http://192.168.1.10/videostream.cgi
- http://mycam.dyndns.org:8080/snapshot.cgi

Don’t hesitate to contact us should you still experience issues configuring your IP camera.

 

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12 Comments

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    Mikaël DEFUDE

    For Foscam FI8909W I use following settings:
    http://ip_address:port/videostream.cgi
    http://ip_address:port/snapshot.cgi?user=your_username&pwd=your_password

    For the snapshot settings used by the dashboard it doesn't work if I don't add "?user=your_username&pwd=your_password"

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    Michel lecomte

    thanks Mikael,

    I tried this recipe with Heden camaras and it works fine also, I could not make them to work without the videostream.cgi or the snapshot.cgi addons

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    Demay

    impossible de configurer mes cameras dahua , l'application imperihome indique cette vidéo ne peux être lu , j'ai essayer mpeg, h264 mais rien n'y fait , alors que le flux vidéo est lu sur vlc, navigateur internet et application vidéo.

     

    merci

     

    cordialement 

    fabrice

     

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    NewcOMER68

    Hello, 

    I don't understand how to use rtsp without authentification. 

    I use Foscam which seems supported by Imperihome using rtsp without authentification. To access Foscam user ID and pawword is needed. So how can I access by rtsp without user and password? Thanks for your help

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    NewcOMER68

    Ohh I have foscam FI9803EP which stream H264

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    AIRIAU VINCENT
    Hello, I've the same question than the one bellow, is it possible to get an answer  ? Thanks in advance !! NewcOMER68 July 11, 2016 18:34

    Hello, 

    I don't understand how to use rtsp without authentification. 

    I use Foscam which seems supported by Imperihome using rtsp without authentification. To access Foscam user ID and pawword is needed. So how can I access by rtsp without user and password? Thanks for your help

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    Martin Arvidsson1982

    Hi!

    I have a cheap chinese IP cam that i have added in imperihome.

    I can see the static CAM icon and when i click on it i can see the rtsp stream.

    But is it possible to have the stream directly to the dashboard? i have tried for many hours without manage to figure it out...

    Best regards /Martin

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    Michael Hurlburt

    Has anybody had any luck getting imperihome to view VLC webcam streams? If so, please elaborate.

     

    Thanks

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    Lou Busch

    I'm trying to view my Netatmo Presence camera. It shows up as a device along with my other Netatmo weather gear but won't view. Even the events log shows correctly.

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    Gianluca

    Hi,
    Any news about Netatmo Presence support?
    Would be really interesting..

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    ImperiHome

    Hello, 

    Yes we are looking at integrating the Netatmo presence.

     

     

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