Use your INSTAR Full HD IP Camera in Apple Homekit. HomeKit is a software framework by Apple, made available in iOS/iPadOS that lets you communicate with, and control your camera using Apple devices. It provides you with a way to automatically discover your camera and access it`s live video.
Enable the Homekit service and open the Homekit app on your iOS device and either scan the QR code here in the WebUI of your cameras or use the automatic network scan by selecting that you do not have a QR code to scan. Scanning the QR code will automatically add your camera. If you used the network scan, you need to select the camera you want to add from the list of devices detected on your network:
If you have not used the QR scanner, you will now be prompted to enter your camera's pin code, which is displayed above the QR code within the webUI. You can then assign a location and name to your camera and save the configuration:
To receive a notification on your iPhone or iPad when an alarm is triggered, you need to activate the notification for your camera in the Homekit app:
- Press the cogwheel icon in the camera view to enter the settings.
- There, select notifications.
- Then activate all notifications. When an alarm occurs, you will receive a notification that takes you directly to the live video of the camera.