How Do I Use the Microphone on the IPCAM-WO?
There is no microphone you can use on the IPCAM-WO. The device does not include a built-in microphone, and there is no way to add a microphone to the device. This makes it impossible to record audio using the device. However, most other Total Connect Cameras are capable of capturing audio.
The IPCAM-WO is an outdoor camera used with Honeywell's Total Connect service. It is one of the older Honeywell Legacy Cameras. This means that it must be activated by the user's alarm monitoring company. This is done by connecting the camera to the network and then providing the device's 12-digit MAC address to the monitoring company. The monitoring company will activate the device on the user's behalf.
After activating the camera, the user can then view its live feed from their Total Connect account. The camera will initiate recording whenever it senses motion using its built-in motion detector. Once this occurs, the camera will capture a 10 second video clip. A clip is saved on Total Connect for 7 or 30 days depending on the user's settings. A user can download any clip and permanently save it if they desire.
Unfortunately, a major limitation of the IPCAM-WO is that it does not include a built-in microphone. It also does not have an input for supporting an external microphone. This makes it impossible for the device to record audio. It is strictly a video recording device. If a user needs to record audio using their Total Connect Camera, then they must choose a different camera.
A great outdoor Total Connect Camera with audio capabilities is the Honeywell Lyric OC1. This camera, which is also referred to as the IPCAM-OC1, is one of the newest cameras from Honeywell. It features a weather-resistant design, and it can record video in full 1080P HD. The device can also record audio if an external microphone is added.