Foscam HD Controller (V2.0.0) Information

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Foscam HD Controller (V2.0.0) Information

The Foscam HD Controller (Indigo 7.0+) is a plugin that facilitates the downloading of snapped images as a result of motion being detected by a Foscam HD camera.

It works in conjunction with the Dynamic View Controller to allow the downloaded images to be displayed in a Control Page.

The plugin is available here: Autolog Foscam HD Controller

Install the plugin as normal.

The only configuration options for the plugin are to set monitoring and debugging options - not normally required.

Each Foscam HD camera is defined as an indigo device via New... > Type: Foscam HD Controller > Camera

Configuring the Camera device
  • Host
    IP Address e.g. 192.168.0.50
  • Port
    Camera port e.g 88
  • Username
    Username used to access camera
  • Password
    Password used too access the camera. Note the password is stored in the clear in Indigo DB. Click Show to view password
  • Enable FTP
    If you want to download the images from camera enable this
  • Camera FTP Port
    Typically 50021
  • Root Folder for FTP file save
    Location where you want the camera images stored on your Mac
  • Dynamic Views
    Select a Dynamic View from the pulldown list. This will be empty if you haven't yet setup a dynamic view , you will have to come back an update this once you have setup a dynamic view - see instructions here
  • Status Polling
    Tick to enable polling. This is required if you want to detect motion
  • Poll camera
    Select interval from pull-down list e.g. Every 5 seconds
  • Detection Interval
    The interval to show motion detected for when motion detection is tripped. If the camera detects further motion during this period then the detection interval starts again from zero.

Actions
  • Get Motion Alarm Status
    Updates the camera motion detection state Not normally needed if polling set to a short interval.
  • Enable Motion Alarm
    Turn camera motion alarm on. The state will show no motion if no motion detected or triggered if motion detected. The motion icons are displayed alongside the state in the Device list.
  • Disable Motion Alarm
    Turns off camera motion detection. State is shown as off with a grey dot shown for the icon.
  • Toggle Motion Alarm
    Toggles on / off state of camera motion detection
  • Ring Tone On
    Turns camera ring tone on - camera will emit an alarm when motion detected - can be useful for testing.
  • Ring Tone Off
    Turns camera ring tone on - camera will not emit an alarm when motion detected - this would probably be the normal state?
  • Ring Tone Toggle
    Toggles on / off state of camera ring tone
  • Snap Picture On
    Turns on camera picture snapping when motion detected - must be on for ftp image retrieval.
  • Snap Picture Off
    Turns off camera picture snapping when motion detected - disables ftp image retrieval.
  • Snap Picture Toggle
    Toggles on / off state of camera image snapping
  • Update Camera Status
    Updates the status of the camera. Not normally needed if polling set to a short interval.

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