Automatic Camera Setup

If your camera is ONVIF profile S or T compatible, IPCams can automatically discover, connect, and setup your camera.

How do I get started?

Select the add camera button from the cameras tab, and tap the Search for Cameras button if prompted. IPCams will scan your local network for ONVIF (profile S & T) compatible cameras. Once your camera is found, select it and IPCams will and guide your through the process and check compatibility.

Help! IPCams can't find my camera

If your camera is ONVIF compatible but can not be discovered on your network, choose the Find camera by IP address option on the Add Camera screen. From there you can input your camera's IP address and port number and IPCams will attempt to connect to your camera and set things up automatically.

 If you don't know your camera's IP address, you can usually find it by checking your router's settings or using an app like Fing to scan your network.

What if IPCams still can't connect?

If entering your camera's IP address manually still doesn't result in a successful connection, make sure your camera is connected to your network and you have the right port number. If it still doesn't work don't fret! As long as your camera supports a local video stream, you can add it manually.

What is ONVIF?

ONVIF is a industry forum for creating standards for security devices. ONVIF has created two specifications for security cameras, Profile S & Profile T, which enable easy setup for apps like IPCams. ONVIF compatible cameras can be automatically discovered on your network and be setup in a flash. IPCams supports streaming, switching between multiple streams, and PTZ controls for compatible devices.