The Honeywell IPCAM-WI2 is a fixed IP security camera supported by AlarmNet’s Total Connect service. You cannot use the IPCAM-WI2 without first signing up for an AlarmNet video service account. If you already have a Honeywell security system, and you are using the Total Connect service to remotely control your system, you can integrate your IPCAM-WI2 security camera with the same Total Connect account. From your Total Connect web based account or smartphone application, you will be able to turn your security system on or off and remotely view your property. The IPCAM-WI2 can also be used as a standalone video surveillance system if you don’t have an existing Honeywell security system. The fixed IP camera does not physically integrate with any security system so anyone with high speed internet service can use the IPCAM-WI2 to keep an eye on their home or business.
The Honeywell IPCAM-WI2 has a white enclosure but you can also choose the IPCAM-WI2B if you would rather have a black video camera. Each IPCAM-WI2 or IPCAM-WI2B includes (1) fixed IP security camera, (1) camera stand, (1) camera antenna and (1) power transformer. In addition to the Total Connect video account, you will also need a high speed internet connection to be able to view your IPCAM-WI2. Each security camera on your Total Connect account will require approximately 768 Kbps of upload speed. We recommend testing your network using a site like www.speedtest.net to ensure you have adequate upload speed. While a IPCAM-WI2 will work with less upload speed than 768 Kbps, the quality of the streaming video will be reduced. You should reduce the video camera resolution and/or frame rate if you do not have adequate upload speed for best results.
Installation of a IPCAM-WI2 fixed IP security camera is very easy. You can use a wired connection to your router or you can utilize the WiFi feature of the IPCAM-WI2 to wirelessly connect to your router. If you choose the wired connection, you will need to connect an Ethernet cable from an open port on your router to the LAN connection on the back of the Honeywell IP camera. You should not apply power to the camera using the power transformer until after connecting the Ethernet cable. If you want to use the wireless video connection, your router must feature WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) and have a WPS encryption button. If your router does not have a WPS encryption button, you will need to also order a Honeywell WAP-PLUS to connect your IPCAM-WI2 wirelessly to your home network. The WAP-PLUS is a wireless access point that wires into your router and provides easy wireless connectivity to all AlarmNet IP security cameras.
Once you are signed up for a Total Connect video account and you have installed your IPCAM-WI2 video cameras, you will be able to view your home or business from any computer or smartphone that has an active internet connection. Each Total Connect video account supports up to (6) AlarmNet security cameras. You can use any mixture of IPCAM-WI, IPCAM-PT, and IPCAM-WO as long as you do not exceed (6) total cameras. The Total Connect video service allows you to stream live footage of your home or business. You can also set up your Total Connect video account to grab short video clips every time motion is detected by the IPCAM-WI2. The (10) second video clips are stored on your web based account and can even be sent instantly to your email so that you know as soon as someone is on your property.