Download Print this page
Honeywell iPCAM-PT2A Quick Installation Manual

Honeywell iPCAM-PT2A Quick Installation Manual

Pan and tilt wireless internet video camera


Quick Links

iPCAM-PT2A Pan and Tilt Wireless Internet Video Camera – Quick Installation Guide
For Online Support visit:
General Information
This guide provides information on installing and setting up Honeywell's iPCAM-PT2A
Camera. This camera is ideal for monitoring your home, business or public facilities.
NOTE: With the addition of the Auto-Calibration Correction feature, IPCAM-PT2A DOES
NOT spin on its pedestal upon software reset. The camera spins only upon power-up or a
manual Pan/Tilt command.
Camera features include:
• Wired or Wireless communications to a router or access point. Wireless communications
utilizes the 802.11b/g/n protocol with WPS security. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a
standard for easy setup of a secure wireless network.
• Pan and Tilt Color video can be controlled and monitored through your Total Connect
remote services account. Up to 6 cameras can be used.
• Auxiliary LED lighting that improves the quality of video up to 15 feet (4.5m) in low-level
light situations.
IMPORTANT: This camera is for indoor use only. To avoid damage to the drive mechanism,
do not manually pan or tilt the camera. DO NOT mount this camera within 1 foot (0.3m) of
any wireless device.
To utilize this camera, you must have:
• An AlarmNet account for a cellular or Internet communicator, or a "Video Services Only"
• Total Connect account. (If an account does not exist, the dealer should use the AlarmNet
website to set up a Total Connect account for the customer.)
• Internet access with a router capable of DHCP hosting. For wireless, the router must also
support one button WPS data encryption. If this is not available, order the Honeywell
WAP-PLUS Wireless Access Point for connection to your router.
Component Identification
• Blinking Green – Camera
initialization period, allow up to 2
• Steady Green – Camera is
initialized and power is on.
• Off – No user is monitoring the
• Blinking Green – User(s) are
monitoring the camera.
• Steady Green – Wireless / LAN is
• Blinking Green – Network transfers.
• Blinking Amber – Indicates a WPS
configuration is in process.
• Steady Amber – WPS fault.
• Off – Wireless / LAN not
Motion Sensor – PIR motion sensor
used to trigger programmed events,
such as capturing video and sending
email notifications.
Planning the camera installation
A camera installation can be as simple as installing one camera, or up to six cameras per
Total Connect account. In large installations it may include a mix of wireless, and wired cameras.
The installer should work closely with the customer to achieve a satisfactory installation.
Layout Considerations:
Depending on layout and distances, one or more WAP-PLUS units may be
Wireless distance may be reduced by thick walls, wire lath, and large metal
When setting up a wireless configuration in very large buildings or buildings with
dense walls, wireless communications may be marginal. It is best to first
configure the system's wireless security in the same room (within 20 feet, 6m).
Upon successful configuration, place each camera in the desired location, and
verify in Total Connect that everything works.
For installations where multiple WAP-PLUS units are used, label the units to
indicate which IP cameras are linked to which WAP-PLUS.
Each IP camera or ACU (Analog Converter Unit) will communicate through its
associated WAP-PLUS.
Each WAP-PLUS must be spaced at least 4 feet (1.2m) from other wireless
Ensure each device uses the correct power transformer. When needed, secure
wires with cable ties.
Refer to the installation guides for the WAP-PLUS, ACU (Analog Converter Unit),
and each IP camera for detailed information about that product.
LED Lights – May be
manually activated.
Lens – Fixed lens requires
no focusing. Clean with a
soft tissue and lens cleaner.
Microphone – Not used.
Not used.
Wireless Range:
The wireless range and bandwidth (data rate) are dependent on the
wireless technology used; as determined by the 802.11b/g/n
specifications. This determines the range and data transfer rate. For
instance under ideal conditions,
802.11 g provides up to 125 ft. (38m) range, and 54Mbits/s data rate, and
802.11 n provides up to 230 ft. (70m) range, and 150Mbits/s data rate.
Other factors that reduce the range are thick walls, wire lath, large metal
objects, and the number of cameras sending data.
Because of the many variables, the best way to determine if the
installation is successful, is to test the finished installation by logging into
the Total Connect website and checking each camera.
Power Connector – Connect transformer
Reset Button – Resets IP Camera to default
settings. (Use a paper clip to depress and
hold for 12 seconds, then RELEASE.)
Upon a successful reset, the Power, Active,
and Network LEDs blink 3 times.
WPS Button – Used during setup to
configure wireless encrypted connectivity.
LAN Connector – Used for wired
connectivity. When connected, wireless is
disabled. The camera must be powered off
whenever connecting or disconnecting the
Ethernet cable.
GPIO Connector Socket – Future use.
Speaker Out – Not used.



Summary of Contents for Honeywell iPCAM-PT2A

  • Page 1 Total Connect account for the customer.) • Internet access with a router capable of DHCP hosting. For wireless, the router must also support one button WPS data encryption. If this is not available, order the Honeywell WAP-PLUS Wireless Access Point for connection to your router.
  • Page 2 • If using more than one wireless camera, each must be configured for wireless security. Configure one camera at a time. • If using a router instead of Honeywell's WAP-PLUS, ensure that the router Configuration #1 - You are using a wired connection and your Router supports DHCP.