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Getting Started
[ Using iCamSource for Mac or Windows | Using iCamSource Mobile for iOS ]

Overview

iCam is the mobile application for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) and Android devices that allows you to view your computer webcams or network IP cameras over the Internet. The iCamSource is the free computer application that streams your webcams and network IP cameras to iCam.

The iCamSource also monitors the video streams to send Push Notifications and record Motion Events whenever motion is detected.

Setup

The first step is to download the iCamSource application to your computer and the iCam application to your iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad) or Android device.

The iCamSource allows you to add up to 16 webcams or network IP cameras from a single computer, although your computer's hardware limitations (USB bus, CPU, memory) may further limit that number.

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For USB, FireWire, or Built-In webcams (cameras that are connected directly to your computer), you should be able to make your choice from the Audio and Video drop-down lists underneath the USB / FireWire / Built-In tab. (If you are using the Android version of iCam be sure to check the Android checkbox next to the Audio drop-down list to stream Android-compatible audio to your device.)

If you are using a stand-alone network IP camera that connects directly to your network via WiFi or Ethernet cable, choose the Ethernet / Wi-Fi tab instead. The iCamSource is compatible with network IP cameras that support JPEG or MJPEG (Motion JPEG) video streaming. DVRs or cameras that support h.264 or MPEG-4 video are not compatible. To connect the iCamSource to your network IP camera, you first need to find the correct MJPEG or JPEG URL for your camera from this page. If none of those URLs work with your camera, you can also try probing your camera with all of the known MJPEG and JPEG URLs in our database using this link. Once you have determined your camera's MJPEG or JPEG URL, enter it along with your camera's Login and Password (if any) into the iCamSource.

The next step is to enter an iCam Login and Password combination of your choice into the iCamSource and click the Start button. You do not need to register or create an account, but we do suggest that you choose a combination not too easily guessed.

Once you have clicked the Start button you should see your webcam's preview video in the iCamSource Preferences window. If not, please refer to the iCamSource Troubleshooting section.

The final step is to enter the same iCam Login and Password combination into the iCam Options screen, tap the Done button, and you should connect to the iCamSource. If not, please refer to the iCam Troubleshooting section.


Encryption

iCam and the iCamSource utilize industry standard 256-bit AES encryption. Users may decide whether previously unencrypted versions of iCam or iCamWeb will be able to connect to an encrypted iCamSource by choosing from one of the following three encryption options:
Pan-Tilt Support

iCam supports Pan-Tilt control for select webcams and network IP cameras. To control your camera, simply swipe the zoomed-in camera view in the direction (up, down, left, right) you want your camera view to move.

Optional Settings

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