How To Install Live Cams Pro

Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
by Eggman Technologies Inc. November 1, 2012
How To Install
Live Cams Pro is a universal iOS application that is available for purchase on iTunes.
A single purchase can be installed on multiple iOS devices as long as they share the same
iTunes account.
1. To download the app, select the App Store icon on your
device.
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2. Select the Search icon along the bottom, and type “Eggman
Technologies” in the Search area beside the magnifying glass
at the top. Live Cams Pro will be one of the applications that
this search will return.
3. Select the INSTALL button (button may say “Buy”).
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
by Eggman Technologies Inc. November 1, 2012
Supported Models and Main Features
Refer to the chart below to see the supported models and some of the features that are available in
Live Cams Pro.
More extensive documentation is available on our website at
http://www.eggmantechnologies.com/ or you can email us at [email protected]
Foscam
Model
Video Format
Used in Live
Cams Pro
PTZ
(pan/tilt/
zoom)
FI8903W
JPEG / MJPEG
FI8904W
Audio
IR LEDs
ON OFF
(infrared)
Profile to Use in
Live Cams Pro
Listen
Talk
N/A
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 890x Series
JPEG / MJPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 890x Series
FI8905W/E
JPEG / MJPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 890x Series
FI8906W
JPEG / MJPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 890x Series
FI8907W
JPEG / MJPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 890x Series
FI8908W
JPEG / MJPEG
PT[1]
✔
✔
N/A
Foscam 890x Series
FI8909W
JPEG / MJPEG
N/A
✔
✔
N/A
Foscam 890x Series
FI8910W/E
JPEG / MJPEG
PT[1]
✔
✔
✔
Foscam 891x Series
FI8916W
JPEG / MJPEG
PT[1]
✔
✔
✔
Foscam 891x Series
FI8918W/E
JPEG / MJPEG
PT[1]
✔
✔
✔
Foscam 891x Series
FI8919W
JPEG / MJPEG
PT[1]
N/A
N/A
✔
Foscam 891x Series
FI8601W
JPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Foscam 86xx Series
FI8602W
JPEG
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Foscam 86xx Series
FI8608W
JPEG
PT[1]
✔
In Dev
✔
Foscam 86xx Series
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
by Eggman Technologies Inc. November 1, 2012
Foscam
Model
Video Format
Used in Live
Cams Pro
PTZ
(pan/tilt/
zoom)
FI8620
JPEG
FI9820W
JPEG
Audio
IR LEDs
ON OFF
(infrared)
Profile to Use in
Live Cams Pro
Listen
Talk
PTZ
N/A
N/A
N/A
Foscam 86xx Series
PT[1]
✔
In Dev
✔
Foscam 9820
chart 1.1 Supported Models and Features (N/A=not applicable as feature not available on camera)
Note: 1. All cameras in Live Cams Pro can be digitally zoomed by performing a pinch gesture on the video image.
Devices that have optical zoom capabilities can be controlled with in-app icons.
**FI8908W cameras are no longer produced, FI8904W, FI8905W,FI8906W can turn ONOFF LEDs only in cameras
released after Oct. 2012, FI8601W, FI8602W cameras can connect external microphone, speaker and PT holder.
How To Add Your Camera into Live Cams Pro
1. Make sure that your camera works in a browser outside of
the app and is a supported model as per chart 1.1 Supported
Models and Features.
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2. Open Live Cams Pro.
3. Select the Plus icon “+” (add camera).
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
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4. Select the Actions/Help icon on the bottom right, then the
Show Tips button if you would like to see a tip display for each
field as you tap through them.
The tips are:
Profile: Choose your camera make/model
Name: Enter a name of your choice for the camera
Host or IP:Your camera’s IP address or DNS host name (do not
enter any url characters like http:// or others)
Port: Your camera’s HTTP port
Username: Camera login username
Password: Camera login password
Refresh rate: Grab a frame every X seconds on cell networks
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For example, if you connect to your camera in a browser using
the following URL: http://smith.dyndns.tv:8000 you would enter
Host: smith.dyndns.tv
Port:8000
If no port is specified ie. http://smith.dyndns.tv then the Port field
should be entered as 80 (default port).
5. Select the correct profile by selecting the arrow to the right of
the profile field.
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
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After you have selected a camera profile you will be returned to
the main Add Camera screen (image 1.6)
6. Populate the remaining fields. (refer to step 4. for tips on
what to enter for each field).
7. Select Save.
You will now be returned to the thumbnail screen.
Tap the thumbnail to view your camera fullscreen and control the
camera!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. I want to view my camera when I’m away from home. How
do I do this?
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Please refer to the manual that was provided with your Foscam
camera. There is a section on how to setup and configure your
DNS settings in order to view your camera on 3G. You would
then enter the DNS host name in the host or IP field instead of
the IP address as per step 4. in the section How To Add Your
Camera into Live Cams Pro of this document.
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
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2. Is there an easier way to add my camera into Live Cams Pro?
You could try selecting the Scan button at the bottom of the Add
Camera screen. It will search to see what devices are available
on your local network and will provide the IP address along with
the profile the camera might possibly be compatible with.
Note: Currently it will only find certain models and you may still
need to choose the correct profile yourself.
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3. I only want to hear the audio from my camera if the volume
reaches a certain level. Is there a way to do this?
Yes. When you are viewing the camera select the megaphone
icon. This will take you to an Alerts screen. You are referring to
Squelch which can be set by moving the indicator towards the
plus sign. The Squelch feature is turned off when it is set all the
way to the minus sign.
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Using Live Cams Pro to View Your Foscam Camera on your IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch
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4. I would like to receive a notification if the volume exceeds a
certain level. Is this possible?
Yes. On the Alerts screen you can adjust the slider (labelled
Alerts). The farther you move the indicator towards the plus
sign, the higher the volume that is required to have a notification
appear. The Alerts feature is turned off when it is set all the way
to the minus sign.
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