FTP Setup on the Foscam Wireless Security Camera 1920TVL

  • November 27, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin

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

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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Hikvision FTP Server IP address leads to Zombie Apocalypse

  • November 21, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin

Never give up!

Ok, these Hikvision cameras are pretty nice and seem like great quality for the price. However, I have one major issue with them, they don’t let you use hostnames for the FTP server. You have to use an IP address.

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Why no open source IoT Firmware?

  • October 19, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin

Dans les entrailles urbaines / In the urban bowels

The IoT (Internet of Things) is taking off. We’re coming up with all kinds of internet connected devices. Many of these devices are simply computers with interesting sensors and controllers attached. At Sensr.net we think mostly about IP cameras, which are a specific kind of IoT device. But that Nest thermostat or the Amazon Echo speaker are also examples of IoT devices.

These days most IP cameras will connect to your internet via WiFi or Ethernet and allow you to view and control the camera remotely. Many of these cameras include a P2P (peer to peer) feature that allows you to view the camera directly even if you don’t open your firewall. This is a neat trick which is accomplished by having the camera keep open a connection back to some well known server. When you want to connect to your camera, you’re really connecting to some remote server (in China maybe?) that then does some network magic (see STUN) and lets your smartphone app connect to your camera through your firewall.

That nice P2P feature is pretty great, but it also means that there are servers out there on the net that can get inside your home network. Where are those servers running? Who’s job is it to make sure they are secure? Who has access to those servers and thus your network and even your cameras?

All your cams are belong to us

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