How to configure a Foscam FI9900P Outdoor Camera from Mac or Linux

  • April 11, 2017
  • Adam Beguelin

Foscam FI9900P Outdoor HD Camera

The Foscam FI9900P Outdoor HD Wireless Security Camera is a recent compact outdoor model from Foscam. It’s currently listing for around $125 on Amazon.

My biggest gripe with this camera is the mounting hardware. The camera can only be pointed forward and tilted up and down. There is no left or right articulation. In my case I was mounting the camera near the wall my garage. I had to put a little shim under one side of the mounting brack to get it to angle off to the side. See the image below for the final orientation. If I had mounted it straight ahead, I would have ended up with half the frame taken up by the left wall.

Had to angle camera manually to get a more centered image. The image quality is quite good though.

The camera works well with Sensr.net, so you can use our cloud DVR service with the Foscam. We have a free trial, so sign up and follow the instructions below on how to get it working with Sensr.net.

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Foscam offline, Why can't I view my camera live?

  • February 24, 2017
  • Adam Beguelin

Foscam Cloud Connection Problems

I’ve setup two of the recent Foscam camera models, a Foscam FI9900P and the Foscam 1920TVL. Both support the Foscam cloud and the setup goes pretty well. More on that another time. But frequently when I launch the Foscam iOS app and the cameras are showing as offline when I know that they are online. How do I know that? I’ve connected the cameras to Sensr.net and they continue to upload and show live on Sensr.net.

We do support live streams though, so if you’re running into the Failed to connect issue and can’t see your camera, try setting up your camera on Sensr.net and viewing the live view through us!

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FTP Setup on the Foscam Wireless Security Camera 1920TVL

  • November 27, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin

Foscam Wireless Security Camera 1920TVL Foscam Wireless Security Camera 1920TVL

Foscam R2 2MP 1080P HD Wireless Security Camera

The Foscam Wireless Security Camera 1920TVL is the latest slim model from Foscam, also called the R2 it seems. I just opened this one yesterday and Foscam seems to be upping their game. The box is much nicer than they used in the previous models. It’s a bit more like the Apple experience. Not bad for a $70 product!

The camera works well with Sensr.net, so you can use our cloud DVR service with the Foscam. We have a free trial, so sign up and follow the instructions below on how to get it working with Sensr.net.

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