ONVIF Device Manager is an open-source software application (currently available for Windows only), which scans your network for cameras, DVR's, and NVR's, trying to locatea stream address that can then be used for connecting your device to Angelcam.


Who should use this?

If you’ve already setup port-forwarding for your device, but Angelcam can't find a stream automatically and/or:

  • Your device documentation doesn't mention a RTSP or MJPEG stream path

  • Your camera supplier or manufacturer provides no support

  • You can't find any documentation or information on Google

Finding a stream path

  • Step 1: Be sure that you are on the same network as the device you're trying to discover (advanced users can also try to find a stream address for remotely accessible cameras as well, just use the "Add" button and specify the public address and forwarded ONVIF port of the remote device)

  • Step 2: Download and install ONVIF Device Manager (Windows only)

  • Step 3: Click the "Refresh" button to scan your network

  • Step 4: Select "Live Video" from the menu

  • Step 5: Copy the stream address, shown under the live video, to your clipboard (be sure to replace your local IP address with the public one when connecting directly)

  • Note: if your camera is password protected, be sure to enter your credentials in the upper left corner.

Connecting a camera to Angelcam

a) With AngelBox

  • Step 1: Open AngelBox's Camera Connector, type in your AngelBox's ID, and let AngelBox detect your device

  • Step 2: Once found, click, "I want to use a different camera stream channel"

  • Step 3: Paste the stream address from your clipboard and delete everything except the part after the port. For example if your camera stream has been discovered at "rtsp://admin:1234@" use "/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1" only.

A more detailed procedure is explained here.


b) Without AngelBox

  • Step 1: Port forwarding needs to be configured on your router for the designated camera

  • Step 2: Open Camera Connector

  • Step 3: Paste the stream address

  • Step 4: Replace the local IP address with the public IP address of your network

  • Step 5: Replace the stream port of the camera with the port you set up during the configuration of port forwarding in Step 1 

A more detailed procedure is explained here.

IMPORTANT: Always make sure your camera/DVR/NVR has synchronized time. If the time is not synchronized, ONVIF pairing might not work.

And that's it! 👏

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@angelcam.com.

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