I have a Foscam FI9805W outdoor camera with H264, it has no Pan Tilt and Zoom. I had some trouble setting it up on Vera. Autodect is not working on Vera with this camera, although i tried both enable UPnP and changing the port to 80. Only manually adding the camera proved working for me.
The camera firmware is:
System Firmware Version 22.214.171.124
App Firmware Version 126.96.36.199
Web Version 188.8.131.52
First Try - use plug in to create camera (not working)
First I manually installed the Foscam Plugin. On the Apps Plug in page I used the button create another device. It created a ghost device, which could mot be deleted.
Only option to remove the ghost device = http://<local_Vera_IP>:3480/data_request?id=device&action=delete&device=<device_ID>.
After that I removed the Foscam Plug In.
My conclusion do not use the create device button on the Foscam Plug in.
Second Try - autodetect camera (not working)
I went to Devices -> Add Devices.
I Choose Add UPNP device. The Foscam has a UPNP setting, which is enabled. It however does not show up in this list, although all my other UpnP devices are there.
Third try - Vistacam plugin 1.2 (not working)
On the forum MCVlorin says Foscam plug in is no longer supported, so I tried The VistaCam PT&HD IP Cameras, see http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,11990.msg115154.html#msg115154.
This trial ended with a message from the plug that the camera is not supported.
Fourth try - Manually add camera (got it working)
I went to Devices -> Add Devices.
Now I "selected “I want to add an IP Camera”
Then I selected, manually add and had to put in Ip:port
Then on the next screen I choose Foscam
Put in the UrL http://<local_Vera_IP>:port/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture&usr=xxxx&pwd=xxxx
Put in username and put in password
I did not get a decent preview :’( and Choose the button Add
The Foscam Plug in was automatically installed (version 2.6),
and a Foscam camera device was created.
After a reload the camera was working ;D.
When there is no picture you should check the URL under advanced settings it should read /cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture&usr=xxxx&pwd=xxxx
Internet explorer looses the picture sometimes and always looses it when viewing full screen.
Firefox has no trouble and updates the picture every three seconds also when viewed full screen.
Streaming video (not working)
I also tried to enable streaming video.
I gave in http://<local_Vera_IP>:port/cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=xxxx&pwd=xxxx to change the steam format of the camera.
I added my MAC adress
On the advanced tab I added:
New service: urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DigitalSecurityCamera:1
New variable: DirectStreamingURL
New variable: /cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=xxxx&pwd=xxxx
I restarted Vera. But ended up with getting no stream.
I also tried Da_JoJo I_Foscam98HD.xml and reloaded, checked settings but it gives no stream, see http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,11027.msg112616.html#msg112616.
So I gave up on it. The above URL does work when put in a browser, so it has to do with how Vera Works.
Motion detection (not working)
Motion detection on the camera will give an e-mail or upload pictures. The feature of HTTP announcing when an alarm is tripped is not there in the current firmware.
The old models have the function set_alarm.cgi. It contains:
http 0:Disable notifying with http visit on alarm;1:enable
http_url http url when visit on alarm
The new models like the FI9805W with H264 don’t have this function, see http://foscam.us/forum/notify-http-on-alarm-missing-feature-fi9805w-t6760.html.
At least I can not find it in “Foscam IP Camera CGI User Guide-V1.0.4 copy.pdf”, see post http://foscam.us/forum/cgi-api-sdk-for-mjpeg-h-264-camera-t2986.html or download directly http://foscam.us/forum/download/file.php?id=401.
So you can not use this camera as a motion device with its current firmware.