Avoid opening a port to your local network by employing a virtual private network with your AVM Fritzbox router.
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....
Control your camera´s function directly through its Common Gateway Interface. Use third-party Software to automate regular operations...
Node-RED & MQTT
Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways...
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.
Automate your Smarthome with ioBroker from your Raspberry Pi or Windows PC. Integrate your IP camera and receive push notifications.
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.
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.