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Make use of iCamera 1000 units? Answered

I have 3 "iCamera 1000" camera units laying around. I do not have the rest of the security system they are designed to function with, but there has to be some way to make use of them and have some fun.

I have lots of cat 6 cable and RJ45 connectors to custom make a cable if anyone has the expertise to figure out how to make use of these.

Before posting here, I searched and searched here and on Google but only found information regarding the "normal" application of these cameras..... I was hoping for something more outside the box which is why I am here.

I included a front/back picture.

Thanks for any ideas!!

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craig.gribble11
craig.gribble11

11 months ago

I recently lost the TWC security system but I still have the cameras. I am only having trouble with the camera set ups. I am inside motion eyes but questioning the url for the cameras. I am using the IP address but there seems to be a few additional directories that I am not able to find.

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JPL19
JPL19

11 months ago

Can’t figure out how to hook icamaras up without service. Can anybody help

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ComcastTech2012
ComcastTech2012

1 year ago

Ok so I’m gonna give a run down of how to do this from start to finish .

First off I would like to say that Motion Eyes is the best operating Sys you can get and it’s free I have been running it with my icontroll 1000 Comcast cameras for 2 years now and it works amazing link below

Motion eyes OS
Works on Raspberry Pi 3-3+
https://randomnerdtutorials.com/install-motioneyeos-on-raspberry-pi-surveillance-camera-system/

• plug up your cameras needs to be plugged in via cat5
• wait 30 secs after your cameras have power then hold down the reset button on the back of the camera for 15-20 sec then release .
• your camera is now factory reset and can be used with any router instead of just the Comcast encrypted router and touch screen sys .

• Login to your personal router and go to devices to see all the ip addresses connected to your network find yourself camera . Note if this method doesn’t work you can always download angry ip scanner or IP finder
• once you have ur cameras up address type or paste into your address bar in your fav web browser
•you will be ask for username and password

Username is administrator All lower case
Password leave blank

•From this point you can set up your cameras

Motion eyes allows you to recorded to a Nas or local HDD with out using your desk top or laptop, running a desktop for 24-7 365 is a lot of power the raspberry pi 3 /3+
Doesn’t use hardly any look into it

Advantages with Motion Eyes OS
Running on a raspberry pi
•Very low power consumption
• View multiple cams at once
• Access remotely
•Advance motion tracking
•record each camera to Different file directory
• Web GUI Design plug and play
• and many many more option


I control1000 cat5 Poe wiring diagram
Orange /Orange white =data
Green /Green white =data
Blue /Blue white = + positive
Brown /Brown white = - negative

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WillRentz85
WillRentz85

1 year ago

I also have an old camera laying around but none of the original cables. I do have all the connectors and wire necessary to make my own but haven't been able to find any diagrams. Has anyone figured out how to do this? Please email me Williamrentz85@gmail.com any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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SeanH10
SeanH10

5 years ago

did you figure anything out? I finally was able to get mine online without xfin. Now I'm able to view and record 24/7. If you still need help let me know.

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mattewleman
mattewleman

Reply 1 year ago

Hello I also have some cameras and chargers (that look like phone chargers) that go with the cameras.
I also have one of the white cable spliter cords that is used to hook cameras up by ether cable.
But that is all I have can you tell me how to get these cameras working PLEASE???

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MonicaE29
MonicaE29

Reply 1 year ago

ho I have some Xfinity camera. we are now no longer using but I would like it back. without going though the Xfinity. I want to set up my own. I need. help if u think that's possible

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Hustleman2012
Hustleman2012

Reply 1 year ago

I have had these cameras sitting around for a couple years and would love to use them. Would you be able to email me some info on how to use them to show/record. Thanks
Hustleman2012@gmail.com

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Daryl11
Daryl11

Reply 1 year ago

Can you please email me info at daryl11@mac.com. Thanks so much in advance for sharing.

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TonyaG22
TonyaG22

Reply 1 year ago

I need help with making these cameras work with xfinity

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Synthetic Diamond
Synthetic Diamond

Reply 2 years ago

I’m also interested how to make use of my xfinity camera please I like to know how, thank you!

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Chaplainskip
Chaplainskip

Reply 2 years ago

Could u tell me how you did it?

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DonshaT
DonshaT

Reply 2 years ago

Hello. Can you please email me? I need help of possible!

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DavidG912
DavidG912

Reply 2 years ago

Would love some instructions on this and if you have any clue on what to do with the motion sensors that would be great too. Apparently smart things hub isn’t compatible.

Dgilbertbtv@gmail.com

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ericawilhoit
ericawilhoit

Reply 2 years ago

I would like some help setting up my old xfini cameras without housing their service. Could you email me @ allenwilhoit@hotmail.com with any information. Thanks so much

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msegreti4355
msegreti4355

Reply 5 years ago

I have not been able to get mine to connect. It is plugged into my router using a standard RJ45 Ethernet cable but I cannot even get it to show on my router.

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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johnc413
johnc413

Reply 4 years ago

@seanh10 hi i was interested in how you set up your cams i been looking and have a couple ideas but havent actually got started im still researching, any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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computersbeyondR
computersbeyondR

Reply 4 years ago

computersbeyond2@gmail.com i would like some help setting up also

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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DominicC33
DominicC33

Reply 4 years ago

I NEED HELP PLEASE!!! My email is dochavis@gmail.com

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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ToniD1
ToniD1

Reply 5 years ago

Hi, do you think you can help me with setting up the cameras to enable viewing and recording. Do you currently, have Xfin. or were you using the equipment without the Xfin. service?

Thanks

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 5 years ago

im currently using without xfinity. Depending on what 3rd party service you will be able to record 24/7. As well as be able to view live or depending on setup back dated recordings from your mobile device or pc. From within and out of network.

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ToniD9
ToniD9

Reply 5 years ago

That's pretty cool. Do you have any ways to help me in my quest? I currently have two of the Xfin. cameras and don't really know what to do with them. What software are you using for the cameras currently? Thanks for your response.

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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OscarL51
OscarL51

Reply 4 years ago

can you please email me on how to view the live feed and access the camera. running windows 10, no application for the camera, and no IP address or username/password (only have MAC & Serial)

jracso129@gmail.com

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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petegfb
petegfb

Reply 4 years ago

Can you email me complete instructions?

I'm not that experienced so i need simple instructions. I'm still confused if I plug the camera directly into my computer's Ethernet port, or if it has to go through the ASG 1100 router that I also got from xfinity. And what the router needs to be plugged into when initially configuring.

And what settings to put in when configuring the routers port forwarding (and is it the ASG1100 router, or my home wifi router:?)

Thank you VERY much if I can get this setup. I hate having this nice equipment that I cannot use.

You can email me at petegfb@netscape.net

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 4 years ago

updated information

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JosephT63
JosephT63

Reply 4 years ago

I was able to see and record on it when camera was hardwired to router but when I set camera to wifi and then unplug it from router iSpy can no longer see it. I have gone into router ip and camera is connected via wifi and working. How can I get iSpy to see the wifi camera through the gateway modem/router? Any help is appreciated.

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

new here and found a few of these laying around in my new house. I don't want to pay for service but have an arduino and raspi hanging out. What can I do with these!

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 5 years ago

I currently use 2 different programs for running these cameras. Both are able to record all the time as well as only record when tracking motion. The programs are only made for windows base systems. As the Linux base is too small of a crowd. Windows still has 80+% of the market. you are going to need one of the following programs. ISpy, or Blue Iris.

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 5 years ago

If you setup you will always have to have them connected to a router or switch. When they are connected to the router/switch you will have to do a factory reset on the cameras. "When cameras are plugged in and connected hold the black button for 30sec" Then go into your router gui and look for the new ip that the camers have. when you add new camera on ispy use with wizard. Manufacturer use "icamera 1000" select next. Username and password is root. select next. type in ip address of camera. Then next.

then confirm urls "yes" If you pic icaera 1000:iconnect" FFmpeg rtsp

That option will give your cameras sound also

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

These are WiFi capable, right? Can I run wireless or does it have to run hardired?

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

I figured it out. Thank you so very much!

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SeanH10
SeanH10

Reply 5 years ago

did you get it to work through wifi? I never tried. Please let me know

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

I have a Linksys Router, I left the IP set through DHCP and set the wireless through the camera itself and then let iSpy use the IP and it connected. Use the PoE to power and its set. I need to find a free way to view off site now.

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geofreaks007.
geofreaks007.

Reply 5 years ago

I am having issues connecting to the camera itself, have it connected through the Y cable for power and plugged into my router, have the lan IP but not sure on how to actually connect to it, 192.168.1.128/admin ? or not sure of the rest, please help and TY!

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

Look at your device list through the router portal. Find the camera and note it's DHCP given address. After that go to a browser window and enter the address and it will bring up the cameras menus and features. Turn on the individual cameras wi-fi functionality and then save and disconnect from the router. Use the PoE adapter to connect to 120v source and plug it in.

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geofreaks007.
geofreaks007.

Reply 5 years ago

It's weird, I do that and connect to the lan IP my router gave it, http://192.168.1.159 but gives a 404 error and unable to load, do I need to use something after the IP like http://192.168.1.159:port or user name and password? thx again

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Siafu77
Siafu77

Reply 5 years ago

Here is mine

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