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AppCam 25HD
User's Manual
Issue 1,


   Summary of Contents for Uniden AppCam 25HD

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    AppCam 25HD User’s Manual Issue 1, September 2014...

  • Page 2: Customer Care

    Please keep your sales receipt as it is your proof of warranty. Quickly find answers to your questions by: 1. Reading this owner’s manual. 2. Visiting our customer support website at 3. Calling our customer care specialists at 1-800-658-8068. Images in this manual may differ slightly from your actual product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Uniden surveillance products are not manufactured and/or sold with the intent to be used for illegal purposes. Uniden expects consumer’s use of these products to be in compliance with all local, state and federal law. For further information on video surveillance and audio recording legal requirements, please consult your local, state and federal law.

  • Page 4: Please Read Before You Start

    PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START WIRELESS DEVICES OPERATING RANGE Ensure the signal reception is acceptable between the camera(s) and the WiFi router. If necessary, reduce the distance between them to improve overall system performance. Because local internet environments may vary, your device may indicate that the camera is disconnected or may display a black screen.

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    For your own safety, avoid using the camera or power off the camera when • there is a storm or lightning. Disconnect the power adapter during long periods between usage. • Use only the accessories and power adapters supplied by Uniden. •...

  • Page 6: Overview

    Connect your mobile device to your camera, setup the network on your mobile device, and install the cameras; your network is up and running. The wireless AppCam 25HD offers superior quality video with true color. It is suitable for day or nighttime use.

  • Page 7: Appcam 25hd Indoor/outdoor Camera

    Manual/motion recording to microSD (not included) • Supports up to 32GB microSD (not included) • High quality H.264 video • Audio reception • AppCam 25HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera IP66 weather-rated • IR cut filter switch • Compact design • Night vision range – 40 feet •...

  • Page 8: What's Included

    WHAT’S INCLUDED Camera Camera Stand Antenna 5V/1.5A Power Adapter Quick Connect Guide Screws and Anchors MicroUSB/Ethernet cable If any items are missing or damaged, contact our Customer Care Line immediately at 1-800-658-8068. Never use damaged products! Images in this manual may differ slightly from your actual product.

  • Page 9: Parts Of The Camera

    PARTS OF THE CAMERA Antenna Infrared LEDs Power Indicator PIR sensor Signal indicator Camera Stand SMA Connector microSD Power cable/ card slot Reset button microUSB to RJ45...

  • Page 10: Network Setup And Camera Installation

    • You must have an available WiFi-enabled mobile device (Android or iOS • smartphone/tablet). The AppCam 25HD and your mobile device must connect to the same Wi-Fi • router for setup. STEP 1 – SET UP CAMERA AND SMARTPHONE/TABLET 1. Download the Uniden® AppCam™ app from the Apple iTunes store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) onto your device.

  • Page 11: Step 2 - Connect Camera And Mobile Device

    Connect Camera and Mobile Device. STEP 2 – CONNECT CAMERA AND MOBILE DEVICE 1. From your device’s Settings, go to WiFi. Select the AppCam 25HD to connect your device to it. The camera listing will be HD-XXXXXX where XXXXXX are the last 6 digits on the camera label.

  • Page 12: Step 4 - Set Time Zone/daylight Savings Time

    Your camera will reboot and reconnect to the router. If using the wired set up process, unplug the Ethernet cable from the router and camera during the reboot process. Wait 2 - 3 minutes until the camera’s LEDs both return to the steady on state to continue. 4.

  • Page 13: Step 5 - Set Up Email Alerts (optional)

    STEP 5 - SET UP EMAIL ALERTS (OPTIONAL) Set up an email account so you can be notified when the motion sensors trigger automatic recording. 1. In Live view, tap the Back icon ( ), the System icon ( ), and then the System Setting icon ( 2.

  • Page 14: Install Cameras

    5. Tap OK to save your modification. INSTALL CAMERAS Consider the following when installing cameras: Clear line of sight video transmission distance is best. • Walls, especially brick and concrete, shorten the transmission distance. — Placement next to windows allows better transmission. —...

  • Page 15: Mount The Appcam 25hd Base

    Otherwise, the motion detection feature may record unnecessarily. You can mount the AppCam 25HD with the stand on the bottom (on a flat surface such as a table-top), on the side (on a wall), or on the top (on the ceiling or under an eave or overhang).

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    3. Unlock the mounting post by turning the wingnut to the left a few turns. 4. Set the mounting post to the correct angle, then tighten the wingnut until the post is locked into place. 5. After the AppCam 25HD camera is installed, reconnect power.

  • Page 17: Using The App

    USING THE APP After you’ve set up your system, use the Uniden AppCam app to manage your AppCam 25HD operations and to take snapshots and remotely view live or recorded video on your smart phone or tablet device. You can have up to 4 independant AppCam 25HD cameras on the network.

  • Page 18: Snapshot Screen Overview

    Android Snapshot Live Snapshot Live SNAPSHOT SCREEN OVERVIEW The Snapshot screen displays a snapshot image from the camera and four function icons. Add Another Camera icon allows you to add another camera to your network. Follow the same procedures beginning with Step 2 on page 11. System Settings icon allows you to configure the advanced settings, remove the camera connection, and play back the recorded video clips.

  • Page 19: Update

    Accesses System Information - Advanced Screen. This screen lets you configure the camera and set notification alerts. See page 21 for details. Deletes the camera from the app. Event List lets you check and play back recorded events and files. (See page 23 Android for details.) Update...

  • Page 20: System Information - Advanced Screen Details

    Android The PIN lock is a unique security code you must enter when you start the • app. APP and API version information. APP information displayed includes • Android systems can also enable event notification through this button. • iOS systems enable event notification through the iPhone settings (Settings/Notification/UnidenAppCam/Notification Center).

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    Enable Event notify The system generates event notifications when something triggers the motion sensors on your cameras. Tap the box to turn this feature on. Advanced Tap the Advanced tab to configure various settings in your device, such as the time zone, device password, and video setting.

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    Video Setting: • Video Quality — Record FPS Better Better Image HD Normal HD Better Streaming (VGA) (720P) (720P) (VGA) Live View VGA 25fps VGA 20fps HD 5fps HD 10fps (Video Quality) 256kbps 768kbps 1Mbps 1Mbps Record HD 20fps HD 20fps HD 5fps HD 10fps (SD Card)

  • Page 23: Delete Camera Connection

    Delete Camera Connection Tap the Delete icon ( ) to remove a camera from your system. Tap keep the camera connection or to delete it. A confirmation screen displays. Event List Details Android 1. Tap the Event List icon ( ) to select a date range of recorded files to display.

  • Page 24: Live Video Screen Overview

    1. Tap the Event List icon ( ) and then tap the Search icon to set a date range of recorded files to display. 2. Tap the start date and end dates to set the date range. A list of files displays. 3.

  • Page 25: Turn Off The App

    Tap this icon to take a snapshot of the current image. Snapshots are saved in your mobile device. Turn the audio on and off when you’re viewing live video. Tap this icon to begin recording live video. Once recording begins, the app continues recording for 1 minute.

  • Page 26: Common Operations

    COMMON OPERATIONS To Do This ... Do This: Start Recording From the Live Video screen, tap . The 1 minute camera will record for View Live Video Tap the image on the Snapshot screen. View Recorded Files 1. From the Snapshot screen, tap 2.

  • Page 27: Maintaining Your System

    MAINTAINING YOUR SYSTEM TAKING CARE OF YOUR CAMERA When dust and grime builds up on the camera lens and glass, it affects night vision capability. The infrared light reflects off of the dust and grime, limiting the camera’s “vision.” Use a microfiber cloth to regularly clean the cameras or when night vision video is cloudy or unclear.

  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before going through these troubleshooting procedures, verify that you have the most current version of this manual. Go to and select Owner’s Manuals from the Support tab’s drag-down list. Navigate to your model’s manual and open it. Check the issue and date on the front cover.

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    If... Try this... My smartphone • Make sure the router is turned on. or wireless device • Refresh the connection. cannot find the • Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same camera during network as the camera. setup. • Make sure the camera’s green LED is blinking in a 3-flash/pause pattern.

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    • Change router/camera relative position. strength is weak • Use the Ethernet cable to physically connect the AppCam 25HD camera to your router. • Use a Wi-Fi repeater/extender to maximize the service range of your Wi-Fi router. • Switch your router to 11b/11g mode in order to improve router service range.

  • Page 31: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS General Power 100~240V switching power supply DC 5V/1.5A Power Consumption 750mA max Camera Body Dimension 96mm x 48mm diam. Weight (Main Body) 7.3 oz (210g) Operating Temperature 14° ~ 122°F (-10° ~ 50°C) Network Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Network Connection Ethernet (10/100 Base-T/Base -TX);...

  • Page 32: Microsd Card Approximate Recording Time

    Min. Upload Bandwidth 768 kbps per VGA resolution (per camera) Requirements Audio/Video Image Compression H.264 Image Resolution HD 1280x720 Recording Frame Rate 720P@20FPS Supported Mobile Internet Device Android Requirement Android 4.1x or above iOS Requirement iPhone 4s, iPad Mini, iPad 2with iOS 6.0 or above Hardware Requirement • 1.5GHz dual core or above • 1GB or above internal memory...

  • Page 33: Fcc Compliance

    FCC COMPLIANCE Part 15 Compliance Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjected to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 34: Ic Compliance Information

    WARRANTOR: Uniden America Corporation (“Uniden”) ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials & craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions...

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    (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the owner’s manual for this product.

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    & a note describing the defect that has caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, to warrantor at: Uniden America Service C/O Saddle Creek 743 Henrietta Creek Rd., Suite 100 Roanoke, TX ...

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    © 2014 Uniden America Corporation All rights reserved...

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  • Mike Sep 14, 2018 08:57:
    My wireless WiFi can't find the camera what a pile of junk no trouble shooting guide
  • Mike Sep 14, 2018 08:56:
    My wireless WiFi can't find the camera what a pile of junk no trouble shooting guide
  • Jerry avis Jul 23, 2016 08:10:
    Can't see nothing when the sun is shining
  • Terry Lamarche Mar 19, 2016 08:00:
    We LOVE this video surveillan​ce unit. It lets us know who's at the door, drives into the yard and provides security to my kids when they are home alone and someone comes to the house.