Foscam HD 2 Pro (formerly known as Foscam Surveillance 2 Pro) is the successor of Foscam Surveillance, the best-selling camera app for Foscam. It's the only app you need for controlling your Foscam cameras. Wether you want to protect your business or home, keep an extra eye on you elderly mother or don't want to miss a single second of your new-born baby: this is the app you need.
Highlights (for an overview of features see http://foscamapp.com/2/features/):
- Shows the full HD streams of the cameras (in contrast to those other apps that show a scaled down, low framerate image)
- Today screen support!
- Mosaic with 2, 4 or 6 cameras
- Different zones
- Supports most Foscam MJPEG and HD cameras
- Preliminary support for Amcrest cameras!
- Motion detection
- Sound detection for cameras that support it
- iPad support (and not just scaled up!)
- Two-way audio (currently only for Foscam MJPEG cameras)
- Connection monitoring
- Find camera in the network
- Optical zoom for cameras that support it
- HTTPS support for Foscam HD camera models that support it
- Mail server setup from within the app
- And much much more
Please note that not all features are available for all cameras!
Supported Foscam models: C1 C2 FI8601 (MJPEG) FI8602 (H264) FI8602 (MJPEG) FI8604 FI8605 FI8608W FI8620 FI8901W FI8902W FI8903W FI8904W FI8905W/FI8905E FI8906W FI8907 FI8907W FI8908W FI8909W FI8909W-NA FI8910W FI8916W FI8918W/FI8918E FI8918W/FI8918E reversed pan FI8919W FI9800P/FI9800EP FI9801W FI9802W FI9803 FI9803P V1 FI9803P V2 FI9803W FI9804W FI9805W FI9816P FI9818W V1 FI9818W V2 FI9820W FI9821E FI9821P FI9821W V1 FI9821W V2 FI9826P FI9826W FI9828P V2 FI9828W/FI9828P V1 FI9831W/FI9831P FI9851W/FI9851P FI9853W/FI9853P/FI9853EP FI9900P/FI9900EP
FI9903P/FI9903EP FosBaby R2
Supported Chinese models: EH8165 FHD973P/EF9725 HD811W V1 HD811W V2 HD815P/EH8135 HD816E V1 HD816E V2 HD816P V1 HD816P V2 HD816W V1 HD816W V2 HD818P V1/EH8155 V1 HD818P V2/EH8155 V2 HD818W HD931/EH9331/EH9311/EH9312 HD931W HD933/EH9331/HD933E/EH9333 HD950/HD950E/EH9501/EH9502 HD950W HD950W/EH9502 HD951 HD951W HD953/HD953E HD953W HD963W/HD963P V1 HD963W/HD963P V2 HD965 IQ IQ200 SD810W SD810W reversed pan SD812W
Supported Fostar models: FC9821P
Supported Amcrest models: IP2M-841 IP2M-842 IP2M-842E IP2M-954E IP4M-1024E IPM-721 IPM-722 IPM-743E
For a complete list, see http://foscamapp.com/2/cameras/
3G/4G or wireless network connection required, for use outside your home network you'll need to setup portforwarding on your router or setup a VPN connection, see the FAQ.
- Default streams will now have lower delays and better audio
Please note this only applies to newly added cameras. To use the previous streams you are used to, go to Camera settings / Change Stream / select Standard RTSP or Mobile RTSP
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Ratings and Reviews
Trouble with connecting and panning
While I like the layout of the app, there are some real problems with its functionality. Note than I am able to view and control my remote Foscams just fine using the ie plugin that came with the cameras, and another vendor's home automation app on my iphone. The HD2 Pro app has proven to be buggy and unreliable. It will connect with a camera, and in a matter of seconds the camera disconnects. I have to send a command for the camera to pan in those few seconds in order to get a long-term stream. Panning is very glitchy. The cameras move in fits and starts. It seems that if I try to pan a camera just a short distance when it is anywhere but near either end of its travel, it will continue panning on its own to the extreme end of its travel as though I had kept my finger on the pan button for an extended period (I have the speed set on slow). The sound doesn't appear to be coming through consistently, either. I wish the app had a failover capability so I could use the app while I'm on the same lan as the cameras. Overall, Im not pleased with the app and would not recommend it.
Simply the best
I've tried several apps with my Foscam webcams, and this app has consistently and regularly improved. When I first started using it, one of my cameras wasn't even supported, while a couple were poorly supported. In just the past 6 months of use, not only are they now fully supported, the app has steadily improved in functionality, steaming, and stability. I'll give it 5 stars just because this is how apps are supposed to be updated, though it deserves 5 stars for its features, too!
I will NOT recommend
I was using a free software from Foscam and I thought I should buy one since I have been using Foscam cameras to monitor our home a lot of times. I was very disappointed with this software from Convenience. First, it is VERY difficult to connect cameras. As compared to the simple steps from Foscam. Second and most important, the connection is intermittent. I was suspecting that it was my internet connection so I tried to check using the free version from Foscam. And every time I failed to connect with the camera using the software from Convenience, I would try the other software and I would be able to connect without any hassle at all. To be honest, I think the free software from Foscam is worth $4.99 and this should be free.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.