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VPN Tunnel: AVM Fritzbox

Avoid opening a port to your local network by employing a virtual private network with your AVM Fritzbox router.
Website Integration

Add your camera´s live video to your personal website. Or use the FTP Upload to upload and continuously overwrite a snapshot on your webserver....
CGI Commands

Control your camera´s function directly through its Common Gateway Interface. Use third-party Software to automate regular operations...
MQTT Commands

Use your 1080p Cameras MQTT Broker to control your camera with 3rd party home automation systems like OpenHAB, IOBroker, Loxone, Homematic IP...
FHEM on a Raspberry Pi

FHEM is a GPL'd perl server for house automation. It is used to automate some common tasks in the household like switching lamps, shutters, heating.
Node-RED & MQTT

Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways...
Node-RED Dashboard & Live Stream

This tutorial explores several ways to add your INSTAR cameras live image to the Node-RED Dashboard.
Alarmserver Queries & Node-RED

Use the INSTAR Alarmserver Queries to automate your Home.
Node-RED & SQL Logging

Use Node-RED to read the information from your IP camera and write into them into a SQL database. These values can then be used to trigger events inside your smarthome....
Node-RED on Android

Termux now allows you to install Node-RED directly on your Android phone or tablet - turning it into the a powerful smarthome gateway.
OpenHAB 2

Empowering the smart home - a vendor and technology agnostic open source automation software for your home...
Raspberry Pi & openHABian

openHABian aims to provide a self-configuring Linux system setup specific to the needs of every Raspberry Pi user.
ioBroker Smarthome

Automate your Smarthome with ioBroker from your Raspberry Pi or Windows PC. Integrate your IP camera and receive push notifications.
Homematic CCU3 & RedMatic

We are going to use the Node-RED Plugin RedMatic to be able to control and configure a INSTAR IP camera into your Homematic CCU3.
Alexa and Monocle Gateway for the Echo 5

To connect to the cameras (HD and FullHD series) e.g. With an Echo Show 5 it is necessary to use Monocle's Monocle Gateway. The gateway creates an interface so that Alexa devices can access the cameras.
Node-RED and Alexa

A Node-RED node to control things via Amazon Alexa. Use voice commands to control your INSTAR IP camera without the need for an Amazon Alexa Skill - no Cloud required.
IFTTT & Node-RED

If This Then That, also known as IFTTT is a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. Build your own applets to connect web services with your INSTAR IP Camera through Node-RED.
XiaoMi Home & Zigbee2MQTT

Zigbee to MQTT bridge, get rid of your proprietary Zigbee bridges. zigbee2mqtt bridges events and allows you to control your Zigbee devices via MQTT. In this way you can integrate your Zigbee devices with whatever smart home infrastructure you are using.
ZoneMinder & Docker

ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security applications. Use Docker to deploy your ZoneMinder Application on Linux, Windows or macOS.
Tasker Android

To automate your IP camera with your Android phone you need a macro tool, like the app Tasker...
Restore your Cameras WebUI

You can no longer access your camera´s web user interface with your browser? Learn here how to restore the user interface.
Restore your Cameras Firmware

Your camera appears dead after a firmware update? Learn here how to restore your camera´s operating system.
Analogue vs Digital

When choosing security cameras for your home or business, you’ll notice a lot of talk about the differences between analog cameras and IP cameras.
Linux

Use the Linux Open Source Software like Motion, Node-Red, Home Assistant, OpenHAB and ioBroker to control your INSTAR IP camera.
Thirdparty Systems

Use your Synology or QNAP NAS to manage all your cameras and their video recordings. Or add them to your home automation system from Homematic, Loxone, etc.