- 2. Requirements
- 4. The Web Interface
The IP-Symcon software is the complete solution in the field of home automation. Combine products of all renowned manufacturers, realize your wishes, and allow your home to think for itself. A multitude of assistants and tools allow a comfortable configuration with a focus on clarity and security. Needless to say, privacy is a must with the optional Cloud connection.
We will be using the INSTAR Module to connect the IP Symcon installation with an INSTAR IP camera.
The INSTAR Module can send commands to an INSTAR HD or Full HD camera and alarm events on the INSTAR camera can be used to trigger events in the IP-Symcon software (version 5 or higher).
- Control (up, down, left, right, stop)
- Set position and start
- Camera settings (contrast, brightness, color)
- Display a live image
- The INSTAR camera can send notifications to the IP-Symcon software
- Email notification for events
Open the IP Symcon web console inside your web browser with http://
In the search field type INSTAR, press Enter and click on the INSTAR module:
Click Install to install the Module:
Before the actual instance is created, a category must be created at a desired position in the object tree. In this category, one image is stored in case of a motion detection event or manual when manually prompted. To create a category open the Object Tree and click on the + icon:
Choose Category and name it, e.g. with OfficeCam:
Now we can add the module Instance by again clicking on the + icon in the Object Tree and this time select Instance:
Select INSTAR as the Vendor for the instance, add a name and click on
You will now be asked for a username and password for the INSTAR webhook that will be used to notify the IP Symcon software through the alarm server on your INSTAR IP camera (720p series / 1080p series).
Finally, we can add our camera. Select your camera model and type in it's IP address and web (http) port - default is port 80:
A little bit further down you can add your camera login (admin user), assign the category we created earlier for the camera snapshots and apply the changes:
You should now see that your camera is accessible by the IP Symcon software: