Iris CAMs working on ST
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13 hours ago, dusterp said:

Make sure you got all the code in your handler and you didn't miss some.

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ok so now its saying I must chose location or hub. there is no options in the drop own box.

 

Sorry all new to this.

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1 hour ago, dusterp said:

It works on Iris? You entered your local streaming info from Iris into ST?

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Yeah. Do I need to connect cameras to modem? I also been unable to get my cameras to work with spectra 

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On 3/4/2019 at 2:43 PM, Twhalen24 said:

ok. got camera installed, when I go into app, it says camera unavailable.

I was having the same exact issue. (Camera unavailable) Followed the instructions to a T. I had to change the last device setting "Does Camera Use POST or GET" I changed it to POST. Now I have live streaming and sound in ST. See if that solves it for you.

I did not have to remove the camera from Iris hub before doing this. 

Thank you everyone for your help! 

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:04 AM, BigHoss said:

Nice. Do you know if this will handle the OC821 cameras? I still have 4 of them that I could put to use in my system.

I would give it a try. In TinyCam I used the OC821 settings for my OC830 and it worked.

 

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@dusterp

Thanks for all your info posted on this topic..

I got the device handler saved etc..   & created the new device..  but there was no option for me that shows Generic IP Camera..  (in that drop down list)  I think odd..   ??  I was able to find and pick Video Camera..   so I picked that one..    I can see my device..   it's active etc..    but I can't edit any of the settings in the SmartThings App..  I click the clog wheel..  and I can edit the name etc..  but no settings..  (??)   

Are you using the new SmartThings App or the Classic?  Looks like Classic, in your screen shots.. but I can't pick the settings option in either..   maybe because it's the wrong device type?

I'm not seeing this hamburger thing you mention either..   and my GUI looks slightly different that your screen shots..  (?) but seemingly same config options.

Thanks in Advance,

Joe

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Ah, I found my device type..

I called my Iris Cams.. and apparently, it's at the bottom of the drop down list..  so, I can get to my configs now..   need to play with it..  I'm at the office and not sure about external and this port forwarding stuff..   so, will need to check this out at home now..

Also, side note...    are you a boater??  (we're on Lake Erie..  so had to ask..   trying to get this crap working again before boating season)

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Okay, I have 1 camera working.. tho, I have several setup that are identical..

The working cam is one of the original Iris Indoor cams..   the Outdoor I setup, and the Indoor/Outdoor are not working.

So, I assume that I need just 1 device handler??  Or do I need 1 per camera?    (right now, I'm starting to wonder if I need 1 handler per??)

Also, they are working only when on my local WiFi..     so, you have to open a port on the router to access from the internet?   Is there a way to do it without opening up a security concern?

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You need one for each camera they are specifically set to a single cam IP. Again which why you can only do local. If you want secure cam viewing remotely you need to get a VPN, otherwise port forwarding is your best bet.

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8 hours ago, dusterp said:

You need one for each camera they are specifically set to a single cam IP. Again which why you can only do local. If you want secure cam viewing remotely you need to get a VPN, otherwise port forwarding is your best bet.

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Ah, okay...   and regardless of VPN or port forwarding, I'll still need a device handler for each camera then (I presume)

I've never setup a VPN or port forwarding, so will need to research that one a bit yet then.. 

Also, just curious..  are you using WebCore for anything related to the cams??   (as of right now, I have not installed or set it up...   nor have I created a GitHub setup - yet)

Not sure if WebCore is needed for any of my current needs..    I'm still trying to figure out why that needs the GitHub setup..   Obviously, I'm still a novice at this.

Also, makes me wonder how Iris got the cams to work without the VPN or port forwarding...  must have been some magic on their end I suppose??

Thanks for the help and information. -j

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8 hours ago, dusterp said:

And yes I boat at Lake of the Ozarks. It has more shoreline than the coast of California to give some perspective.

 

https://lakeoftheozarksshootout.org/ just one of the many great events we have.

 

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Ah, yes..  Lake of the Ozarks..   and the infamous Shootout!!   SWEET!!

I spent a year and 1/2 in St. Louis on a project when I was with ABB..  (Chrysler) and I never made it to Lake of the Ozarks..  but I know how popular and how cool it is there..   Someday I guess.. 

My brother is a GoFast guy...  (OSO member) running a 382 Formula w/Sterlings..   he's also an ER doc and has been the medical director of several Offshore events in both OH and MI..   so,  yes..  it's in my blood too..  tho, the wife wanted a boat where she could use the head without dropping her shorts before going in to pee.   (lol)  So, we have a 3575 CY's..    while we have the same Big  Block motors..   it's just not the same..   tho, we probably have nearly twice the beam..  (lol)

But nice to meet a fellow boater with similar HA interests too..       just wanted to mention that we do have several friends with GoFasts..   memebers of Park Place Boat Club at Put in Bay.

Also, on a sad note..   I know the LOTO has lost a few on this popular event..   specifically, the Pammy Boat...  (Kevin Sellers)   You've also lost Big Thunder..  and we lost Cat Can Do all in the last few  years as well..

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wow, I figured out my problem(s)

I had been watching my Iris Cams IP addresses pretty close..  and they were fairly stable..  and staying consistently the same for the most part..

Tho, since I've introduced ST's and have most everything removed from Iris with exception of the Cam's my Cam IP addresses are constantly changing..

while they seem to be working with Iris..    every time I get them setup in ST..  (and working) the IP address changes and it breaks what I have setup.

I'd almost swear someone hacked my network...   I haven't had a chance to get a wireshark on it yet..  but fear that I may have to..

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20 minutes ago, Otto Mation said:

You need to set the cameras up on static IP addresses in your router.  You can also assign a static IP in the camera itself.

I figured I'd need to set a static address for the cameras..  but I'm not aware of there being a way to set it on these Iris Cams..

is there a tool or utility?

I have captured the MAC address which I believe are also documented on the sticker on each camera, so as to figure out which cam is which on my network..  but I don't know how to set the cam address to be static.

 

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6 minutes ago, DogDazeII said:

I figured I'd need to set a static address for the cameras..  but I'm not aware of there being a way to set it on these Iris Cams..

is there a tool or utility?

I have captured the MAC address which I believe are also documented on the sticker on each camera, so as to figure out which cam is which on my network..  but I don't know how to set the cam address to be static.

 

It's probably easier to do it through your router but you have to use the API to set it in the cameras.  A complete guide to using the API can be found here:

 

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3 hours ago, Otto Mation said:

It's probably easier to do it through your router but you have to use the API to set it in the cameras.  A complete guide to using the API can be found here:

 

Thank you, I'll check it out...

At a quick glance, it appears I can do all of this after the shutdown right?  Is there anything I need to be sure to have done before the shutdown?

For sure, I want to unpair them all..  I also want to delete all our recordings before they axe it

 

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Actually, it seems to be only 4 of my Indoor/Outdoor cams..  (4 of 5) that keep changing IP addresses..   the older cams seem to be holding the same address no problem.

Being wireless, maybe they're dropping the connection & reconnecting..   

Does anyone know how to set (I assume internal) static IP address's on a ATT Arris NVG599?  Or do I need to get a better setup first?   This ATT has actually been working pretty well for the most part.. considering all the Cam's I have on it.. 11 Iris and a Ring..

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HA...  not surprising tho, as soon as I removed the cam(s) from Lowe's Iris, they also lost the config (apparently also stored in the Iris cloud) and they actually also fell off my network.  At least the wireless ones did..  I didn't get a chance to see if my hardwired persisted or not yet...   So, that said....   it's looking like they will need the full hard core reset Otto Mation noted above..   I haven't had a chance to try it yet..  but I did review the post and it looks doable..   assuming I can get it to work with our cams..   (If I only had the time)

I'm considering the possibility of other camera options..    or holding to see what the open source community comes up with on the Iris Cams..    I have several LN..    3 of which I just unboxed so as to pair up, only to get $300 for all my remaining unpaired items..  Bird in the hand I guess..  but if anyone has interest in some (basically) new Cams..  I'd be open to offers.  tho, I'd imagine they'll be dirt cheap in a week or so anyway..     Thanks for all the help here..

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4 hours ago, DogDazeII said:

HA...  not surprising tho, as soon as I removed the cam(s) from Lowe's Iris, they also lost the config (apparently also stored in the Iris cloud) and they actually also fell off my network.  At least the wireless ones did..  I didn't get a chance to see if my hardwired persisted or not yet...   So, that said....   it's looking like they will need the full hard core reset Otto Mation noted above..   I haven't had a chance to try it yet..  but I did review the post and it looks doable..   assuming I can get it to work with our cams..   (If I only had the time)

I'm considering the possibility of other camera options..    or holding to see what the open source community comes up with on the Iris Cams..    I have several LN..    3 of which I just unboxed so as to pair up, only to get $300 for all my remaining unpaired items..  Bird in the hand I guess..  but if anyone has interest in some (basically) new Cams..  I'd be open to offers.  tho, I'd imagine they'll be dirt cheap in a week or so anyway..     Thanks for all the help here..

You could have left them paired to Iris and they would have retained the login, password and other settings.  Since you have unpaired them you will need to set them up with your preferences using the API and the guide that was linked to earlier in this thread.  The cameras are very usable without Iris.  

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2 hours ago, Otto Mation said:

You could have left them paired to Iris and they would have retained the login, password and other settings.  Since you have unpaired them you will need to set them up with your preferences using the API and the guide that was linked to earlier in this thread.  The cameras are very usable without Iris.  

Ah, I assumed all that was gonna go away the end of the month and I wasn't going to be able to get everything setup before then anyway..  I still have several I can try to get into with the Iris Login and see..   assume that I can set a static IP address that will maintain once Iris shuts down then?

If there is a benefit to doing this, I can easily repair them back again....   to what, shut them off to retain these settings so I can get back into them later then?  (like after Iris is gone?)

 

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