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Tasker - Activate IR Shortcut



Add a Tasker Shortcut to your homescreen (enable IR LEDs)

In the following we will create a short cut on our home screen, with which we can turn on the IR LEDs of our INSTAR HD IP camera. By the same principle, you can address almost all camera functions - both for our HD cameras, as well as the VGA models.

Add a task (activate IR LEDs)

Start Tasker and switch to the Task tab. Press the plus down in the middle.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Start the Android app and press the + at the bottom.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Name the task and confirm the entry.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Press the + again to open the Action Category dialogue.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Select the Net tile in the Category dialogue.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Select the Net tile in the Category dialogue.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Select the Net tile in the Category dialogue.

Now we have to define the CGI command, which is sent to the camera every time the task is triggered. Enter the local IP of your camera as the server address - do not forget to attach the web port of your camera if it does not correspond to 80. If the address of your camera is e.g. 192.168.178.200 and you have changed the local port to 8081 (in the web interface of the camera under Network / IP configuration) and not the external port you may have passed in your router), you have 192.168.178.200:8081 as the server Specify address. After that, only the matching CGI command in the Path field is missing.

The CGI command to enable the IR LEDs of your INSTAR HD camera is:

/param.cgi?cmd=setinfrared&-infraredstat=auto&cmd=setplancgi&-plancgi_enable_0=0&-plancgi_enable_1=0?usr=admin&pwd=instar

Please change the username (usr) admin and password (pwd) instar according to your camera login.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. You can now press the play button on the bottom left to test the task.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. The button at the bottom right allows you to add an icon (needed for the short cut).

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. The task is now operational - If the Tasker icon on the top left is not coloured, press and hold to activate Tasker.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Now all we have to do is create a short cut to trigger the task - select Task Shortcut.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Select the task you just created from the list.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. Go back to confirm the task.

Tasker - Add a Task

  1. The link is now ready for use.