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Document ID 800-09425V2 4/13 Rev. A
iPCAM-WI2 and iPCAM-WI2B Wireless Internet
Video Cameras – Quick Installation Guide
For Online Support visit: http://www.secur

General Information
This guide provides information on installing and setting up Honeywell's iPCAM-WI2 (white)
and iPCAM-WI2B (black) Cameras. This camera is ideal for monitoring your home, business
or public facilities. Some major features of this camera are:

Wired or Wireless communications to a router or access point. Wireless communications
utilizes the 802.11g protocol with WPS security.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard
for easy setup of a secure wireless network.

Color video can be monitored through your Total Connect remote services account. Up to
6 cameras can be used.

IMPORTANT: This camera is for indoor use only
. DO NOT mount this camera within one foot
(0.3m) of any wireless device.
To utilize this camera, you must have

An AlarmNet account for a GSM or Internet
communicator, or a “Video Services Only”

Total Connect account. (If an account does not exist, the dealer should use the AlarmNet
Direct website to set up a Total Connect account for the customer.)

Internet access with a router capable of DHCP hosting. For wireless, the router must also
support one button WPS data encryption. If this is not available, order the Honeywell
WAP-PLUS Wireless Access Point for connection to your router.

Camera and Stand

Additional items:
– Antenna
– Stand
– Power transformer (4.5 ft., 1.3m, black)
– Power cable (10 ft., 3m, black)

Component Identification



Planning the camera installation

A camera installation can be as simple as installing one camera, or up to six cameras per
Total Connect account. In large installations it may include a mix of wireless, and wired cameras.
The installer should work closely with the customer to achieve a satisfactory installation.




Lens – Fixed lens requires no
focusing. Clean with a soft
tissue and lens cleaner.

Blinking Green – Camera initializa-
tion period, allow up to 2 minutes.

Steady Green – Camera is initialized
and power is on.
WPS Button – Used during
setup to configure wireless

encrypted connectivity.
LAN Connector – Used for
wired connectivity.
Power Connector
Speaker Out

Not used.

Steady Green – Network is present.

Blinking Green – Network transfers.

Blinking Amber – WPS configura-
tion is in process.

Steady Amber – WPS fault.
Antenna Connector – Orient the antenna
vertically. Used for wireless
Reset Button (underside edge) –
Resets camera to default settings.
Use a paper clip to depress and hold
for 12 seconds, then RELEASE.
Wireless Range:
The wireless range and bandwidth (data rate) are dependent on the wireless
technology used; as determined by the 802.11b/g/n specifications. This deter-
mines the range and data transfer rate.
For instance under ideal conditions,
802.11 g provides up to 125 ft. (38m) range, and 54Mbits/s data rate, and
802.11 n provides up to 230 ft. (70m) range, and 150Mbits/s data rate.
Other factors that reduce the range are thic
k walls, wire lath, large metal objects,
and the number of cameras sending data.
Because of the many variables, the best
way to determine if the installation is
successful, is to test the finished installation by logging into the Total Connect
website and checking each camera.
Layout Considerations:

Depending on layout and distances, one or more WAP-PLUS units may be needed.

Wireless distance may be reduce
d by thick walls, wire lath, and large metal objects. For
installations where wireless connectivity is poor, see if the WAP-PLUS has the newer WAP-
ANT5dB antennas. They are approximately 6 inches (15cm) long. If not, they can be ordered
to retrofit the WAP-PLUS.

When setting up a wireless configuration
in very large buildings or buildings with dense walls,
wireless communications may be marginal. It is best to first configure the system’s wireless
security in the same room (within 20 feet, 6m).
Then upon successful configuration, place
each camera in the desired location, and verify in Total Connect that everything works.

For installations where multiple WAP-PLUS units are used, label the units to indicate which IP
cameras are linked to which WAP-PLUS.

Each IP camera or ACU (Analog Converter Unit) will communicate through its associated

Each WAP-PLUS must be spaced at least 4 feet (1.2m) from other wireless devices.

Ensure each device uses the correct power transformer. When needed, secure wires with
cable ties.

Refer to the installation guides for the WAP-PL
US, ACU (Analog Converter Unit), and each IP
camera for detailed information about that product.
1. Assemble and mount the camera
2. Power and configure wireless security

If a wireless connectivity is desired, it is recommended to first configure the wireless security (refer to the

Power and configure wireless security
” topic) then permanently mount the cameras.

Attach the camera to its stand. Ensure the stand's
screw post is fully seated in the camera's threaded

Tighten the locking nut on the stand's threaded post.

If using wireless connectivity
, attach the antenna to the camera. Orient the antenna vertically and
tighten the knurled connector.

If mounting the camera to a vertical or overhead
surface, use the mounting holes on the stand along
with screws that are suitable for the mounting surface.

Connect the Power Transformer wire to the Power Connector on the camera back.
At this time
DO NOT plug the power transformer in.

IMPORTANT: If you need to extent the power transformer cable (4.5 ft., 1.3m), you can order the
iPCAM-WI2EXT (white) oriPCAM-WI2BEXT (black) extension cable. This will add an additional 10 feet
(3 meters) to the supplied transformer for a total of
14.5 feet (4.4 meters). You may ONLY use one
power extension cable.

Refer to the diagram below, and determine which conf
iguration applies. After the configuration wiring
is complete, plug the Power Transformer into a non-switchable power outlet.

Refer to the configurations below, then follow the directions on the right.

If you have Configuration #1 –
Connect each camera to the router using an Ethernet
cable. Ensure power is applied.
The camera installation is DONE.
If you have Configuration #2 –
Complete all the steps below.
If you have Configuration #3 –
You must attach the opti
onal Honeywell WAP-PLUS
Wireless Access Point to the router, then complete all the steps below.

In order for the camera to be placed in the wired mode
, the Ethernet cable must be
connected first, then apply power.

In order for the camera to be placed in the wireless mode
, ensure the Ethernet cable is
NOT connected, then apply power.

When setting up a wireless configuration
in very large buildings or buildings with dense
walls, wireless communications may be marginal. It is best to first configure the
system in the same room. Then upon successful configuration, place each camera in
the desired location.

If using more than one wireless camera, each
must be configured for wireless security.
Configure one camera at a time.

If using a router instead of Honeywell's WAP-
PLUS, please ensure the router is config-
ured for DHCP. (This is the default setting for most routers.) If you are unsure, access
the router's configuration page and enable
DHCP (refer to the router's manual).

Configuring Wireless Security
Each IP camera or ACU must be configured
separately. Please perform the steps below.

Ensure the WAP-PLUS is on and fully booted
(allow 2 minutes for the boot process to

Ensure an Ethernet cable is
NOT connected to the IP camera. Then plug the IP
camera’s Power Transformer into an outlet.
Ensure the camera is powered up and fully
booted (allow 2 minutes for the boot process to complete).

At the Router or WAP-PLUS
, press and hold the WPS button for
, then

At the camera
, within
, click and RELEASE the WPS button.

The indicator LED will blink amber during the WPS process, then turn green. Allow up
to 45 seconds for the WPS process to complete.

Repeat the steps abov
e for each camera.

If the camera is being used in a wireless mode and the Reset button on the back
of the camera is used to restore factory defa
ults, you must delete that camera from the
AlarmNet Direct account, enroll it back into the account, then reconfigure wireless security
for that camera.

3. Enroll or edit the camera(s) in AlarmNet Direct

You will need the following information:

AlarmNet Direct account with user name and password.

Customer account number for the AlarmNet communicator or “Video Services Only” account.

MAC ID for each camera. The MAC ID
is on the box and the camera back.

Dealers can enroll the camera and set up a Total Connect account for their customers by
visiting the AlarmN
et Direct website:

Go to the online help and;

For customers with no AlarmNet accounts –
follow the procedure for “
Creating a Video
Services Only Account

For customers with an existing “Video Only” account –
just add the new camera.

For customers with an existing AlarmNet GSM or Internet communicator account –

ensure the account number is green (register
ed) and the Has Remote Service Capabilities
icon is
present. Then just add the new camera.

When the camera is set up and the customer’s Total Connect account is established,
they can view their video by visiting:

The cameras are now ready for customer use.

Have the customer log into their Total Connect account to view the video.

If their PC does not have QuickTime® and Flash® player, you will be prompted to install or
update these applications.

If any of the cameras were mounted upside down, there is a setting to upright the image.

At this time the location of each camera can be adjusted for the desired view.

When adding, editing, or deleting a camera,
the customer will receive email notification.

For detailed camera operation refer to the Total Connect online help guide.

The user shall not make any changes or modifications to the equipm
ent unless authorized by the Inst
allation Instructions or Use
r's Manual. Unauthorized changes or
modifications could void the user's authority to operate the
This equipment has been tested to FCC requirements and has been
found acceptable for use. The
FCC requires the following statem
ent for your information:

This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if no
t installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance
with the manufacturer's instruction
s, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been
type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B comp
uting device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15
of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a
residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio or televisi
on reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• If using an indoor antenna, have a quality out
door antenna installed.
• Move the antenna leads away from any wire runs to the
• Reorient the receiving antenna until interference is reduced or
• Plug the receiv
er/control into a different outl
et so that it and the radio or television receiver are on different branch circuits.
• Move the radio or television receiver away from the receiver
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technic
ian for help.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B es
t conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, and RSS210
of Industry Canada. Operation
is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must acc
ept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Cet appareil est conforme à la partie 15 des règles de la
FCC & de RSS 210 des Industries
Canada. Son fonctionnement est
soumis aux conditions suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne doit pas ca
user d' interferences nuisibles. (2) Cet appareil doit accepter
interference reçue y compris les interferences causant une reception indésirable.

La operación de este equipo está su
eta a las si
uientes dos condiciones.
1. Es posible que este equipo o dispos
itivo no cause interferencia perjudicial y.
2. Este equipo debe aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que pueda causar su operación no deseada.
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a prote
ão contra interferência
prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter

Honeywell is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc.
Flash is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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2011 Honeywell International Inc.

For the latest warranty information go to:

The last 6 digits of the MAC ID is
also on the back of the camera.