The Honeywell IPCAM-WO is an outdoor IP security camera that integrates with AlarmNet’s Total Connect video service. The IPCAM-WO is useless without a Total Connect account which you can get from any AlarmNet authorized dealer. You do not need a security system to use the IPCAM-WO however. If you simply want to be able to remotely view your property, all you need is a Total Connect video account, an AlarmNet security camera like the IPCAM-WO, the IPCAM-WI2 or the IPCAM-PT and a high speed internet connection. If you do happen to have an existing Honeywell security system with a Total Connect account, you can add the IPCAM-WO and upgrade your Total Connect account so that you will be able to remotely control your security system and view your property live from the same web based account.
Unlike the IPCAM-WI2 and IPCAM-PT security cameras, the IPCAM-WO can be installed outside making it a very unique camera. Many people like to keep an eye on their front porch to see who is at their door before opening the door. Also, people like to keep an eye on their yard and/or pool area. Whether you are checking to make sure your lawn is being maintained by your landscapers, or making sure your young children don’t accidentally fall into your pool, the IPCAM-WO allows you to keep an eye on your entire property. However, be sure to remember that the IPCAM-WO does require power using the included power transformer. Unfortunately, there is not typically an available outlet nearby where you would want to install your IPCAM-WO outside IP security camera. Therefore, the IPCAM-WO is not recommended for the average do-it-yourself installation. You will most likely need to hire an electrician to wire power to each of your IPCAM-WO cameras.
Once you have solved the issue of getting power to the Honeywell outdoor IP camera, you can connect the video camera to your internet service wirelessly. You will need a router with a WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) encryption button. If your router does not have a WPS button, you can also purchase a Honeywell WAP-PLUS which is a special wireless access point designed for providing wireless connectivity to all AlarmNet IP cameras. Of course, your wireless router must be able to broadcast a wide enough range to provide an adequate signal to each of your IPCAM-WO outdoor cameras. For a more stable connection, you can also wire an Ethernet cable from your cameras to your router.
Each Total Connect video account supports up to (6) cameras. You can use (6) IPCAM-WO outdoor security cameras or any mixture of IPCAM-WO, IPCAM-WI2 or IPCAM-PT cameras. Once the IP cameras are installed and the Total Connect account is established, you will be able to view the cameras from any web browser, Tuxedo Touch or Tuxedo Touch WiFi keypad or iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ device. You will be able to view a single camera view or, if you have multiple security cameras, you will also be able to view multiple cameras at once. Of course, the field of view will be smaller when viewing multiple cameras. Your internet connection must be able to support approximately 768 Kbps of upload speed for each IPCAM-WO that you have installed. We highly recommend testing your internet connection with a website like www.speedtest.net before purchasing any AlarmNet video cameras. If you do not have the required speed, your camera connections will not be reliable.