Swann Camera Compatibility?
  • I should have checked the SecuritySpy list of compatible cameras before I purchased a SwannEye SWADS-440IPC wireless IP Network Camera because it's not on the list, nor is an IZON/STERN camera I have.
    I LOVE THE SECURITY SPY APP! It's by far the very best in class, and works fine on my Mac built-in camera.

    I tried manually configuring the Swann camera but to no avail. It "does" show up on my drop down list but won't connect, presumably because it's not an approved camera. I've tried specifying the LAN IP address 192.168.0.4 (static) as well as choosing the drop down name "ipcamera_BC51FE5024C7.local". I am able to access the camera via the Swann Mac software. The streaming is HTTP.
    Any ideas or plans to provide drives for any or all of these cameras in the near future?
    John in Ocean City, NJ

    Here's a copy of my log:

    10-13-2013 2142-25: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-13-2013 2144-14: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,70291,801 Data from network device not as expected

    10-14-2013 1104-54: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1106-36: There was an error while setting up the camera "Network camera 2" 3.1.1,33,810 Please specify an address for the network device

    10-14-2013 1106-36: There was an error while setting up the camera "Network camera 3" 3.1.1,33,810 Please specify an address for the network device

    10-14-2013 1107-49: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,70291,801 Data from network device not as expected

    10-14-2013 1108-26: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,89900,-9844

    10-14-2013 1115-16: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 2" 3.1.1,70291,801 Data from network device not as expected

    10-14-2013 1115-17: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.1,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1115-29: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 2" 3.1.1,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1128-50: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1130-14: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,70291,801 Data from network device not as expected

    10-14-2013 1132-49: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1136-13: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1137-17: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 2" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1139-10: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,80210,404 File not found

    10-14-2013 1156-01: Error from local device "Built-in iSight" 3.1.2,790,800 The operation timed out

    10-14-2013 1156-17: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,89900,10060

    10-14-2013 1157-01: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 3" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1159-57: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 2" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1159-57: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 3" 3.1.2,89900,61 Connection refused (ECONNREFUSED)

    10-14-2013 1159-59: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,80210,404 File not found

    10-14-2013 1200-24: Error communicating with the network device "Network camera 1" 3.1.2,70280,404 File not found
  • Hi - this camera isn't on the list, but it should work with SecuritySpy. Please try the following:

    - In the Video Device Settings window in SecuritySpy, create a new network device.
    - Set the device type to "Manual".
    - Enter the camera's IP address but leave the Port field empty.
    - Enter the camera's username and password.
    - Select "HTTP" from the Format menu.
    - Enter "cgi/mjpg/mjpeg.cgi" (without quotes) as the Request

    If that doesn't work, try "videostream.cgi" as the Request.

    Do either of these requests work?
  • Ben,
    Wow! You're a genius!
    The videostream.cgi request worked!
    A million thanks.
    I love Security Spy. It's truly a work of art. Amazing.
    Keep up the great work.
    No I need to order another Security Spy application for my desktop.
    I wond if I can run the at the same time?
    John
  • Hi John, great to hear that! Glad to help, and thank you for your kind words about SecuritySpy. If you want to try to get the pan/tilt working too, try the "Foscam JPEG" profile as it might very well work.

    As for your licensing question: each license of SecuritySpy can only be used on one computer at once. However if you want to use SecuritySpy for the purposes of viewing-only (i.e. no recording, using the web server, broadcasting etc.), then SecuritySpy can be used for this purpose free of charge - simply use an unlicensed copy of SecuritySpy with all its cameras in Passive mode.
  • Hi gents - I have a similar question regarding the swann 445 camera - I am using this to monitor our new puppy using the iPhone app, problem is the video is streamed via the Internet and as we only have sattelite Internet here this is using too much of my monthly allowance. Can anyone help please ? Is there a way to configure the camera and iPhone with the router (ip addresses ??) to avoid data being streamed over the (expensive) Internet . Many thanks Charlie & Rory - the black labradore .cheers
  • Hi Charliefarlie - the first thing to try is the manual "videostream.cgi" setting described above. Locate the camera's IP address using our Network Device Finder app, and use this to configure the camera in SecuritySpy.

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