Honeywell VAM: Setting Up Cameras on the VISTA Automation Module
The VISTA Automation module will allow an user to see any of the AlarmNet cameras on a tablet. This video describes how to set up cameras on the VAM. Generally, Honeywell's AlarmNet IP cameras run parallel to the system. They work over WIFI, regardless of the wired security system's communication pathway. Using the VAM and a tablet, an user can easy see the local cameras through the VAM, displayed in the same way that they would be if an user had installed the Tuxedo Touch.
To pair the IP Wi-Fi Cameras to the router, the router must have a WPS button. Make sure the Wi-Fi Camera is at least ten feet away from the router and powered on. Press and hold the WPS button on the router for about five seconds. The LED should blink slowly. Press and hold the WPS button on the back of the camera for about five seconds. The network LED on the camera should blink. When the network LED turns green, the Wi-Fi Camera is connected to the router. Repeat this procedure for any other Wi-Fi Cameras you have for the system. On the tablet, open the VAM Automation Controller using the shortcut you created earlier, or enter the configured IP address of the VAM. Select the multimedia icon. If there are no cameras enrolled on the system, you will get a message to discover cameras. Select the green check mark to continue. Select discovery from the list of icons along the bottom.
It can take up to two minutes to discover cameras. You should now see the camera added to the list. To change the name of a camera, select the camera from the list to highlight it. Then select the edit icon. Select the camera name window, clear the entry window, and type in the new name. Then select the save icon. Navigate to the VAM's home screen by selecting the home icon. Select the multimedia icon to view cameras. You will see up to four cameras in this view. To view any camera full screen, select the full screen icon in one of the four camera view panes. If the camera is a pan tilt type, you can control it by using the pan/tilt arrows. Congratulations, you have successfully set up the IP Cameras.