Eagle Eye Demo Videos
For best results, we recommend using cameras on our officially supported list. We also understand that this isn’t always possible. Some installations need to make use of existing equipment or may have specialty cameras. We have an advanced option that allows for adding cameras directly.
We support RTSP and can use a wide range of IP cameras that support two simultaneous streams. This is a widely supported standard and is the method underneath ONVIF.
To add a camera through RTSP, we require a static IP for the camera and the RTSP URLs from the manufacturer. Although the RTSP protocol is standardized, the actual URLs for each device varies by manufacturer. Most brands with include them with the cameras documentation or have them available. It is rare for not to be list somewhere.
In the Eagle Eye interface:
When logged-in as a administrator, enable RTSP cameras in Account Settings under Cameras.
Your Dashboard will show a new orange plus symbol in the top right of the Available Cameras section. Click on the plus symbol to add a RTSP camera
You will need to provide a static IP address for the camera along with the path section of the RTSP URL for the camera.
- Eagle Eye Networks cameras: snl/live/1/1/Ux/
- Axis Cameras: onvif-media/media.amp?profile=profile_name&sessiontimeout=60&streamtype=unicast
- FLIR FC-348: ch0
We require two RTSP streams. The first configured to send H.264 video and the second to send MJPEG video. We use the first stream for the full video and recommend an HD resolution. The second is intended for our low bandwidth preview stream and should be low resolution.
Cameras added through RTSP will have different settings than ONVIF cameras. You can adjust the RTSP stream fields at a later date.
Specific settings, such as resolution, will need to adjusted directly on the camera.
If you have questions or need help, please reach out to our support department.
We wanted to test our installation process, so we got a 6th grader to help us out (There weren’t any 5th graders around, but they could probably do it too.) The video below is sped up, but all of the steps are in there. The only information that is needed is:
- User ID & Password of the installer
- The Bridge Attach ID, which is included with the Bridge (in a lot of cases even that isn’t needed by the installer.)
- ID & Password for the camera, assuming it’s been set to something other than the default.
The short version of what happens is that our “installer” connects the camera & Bridge to a switch, then connects the switch to the Internet (this is a very important step.)
He then proceeds to stop playing his online game, and uses his laptop to configure the Bridge – all he needs to do is enter the Attach ID and the name he wants to use.
The Bridge then searches the network for cameras, and detects one. The installer supplies the ID and password for the camera, and names it.
Once he adds the camera, he tests to make sure its working (another important step) – that’s it.
The video below shows how easy it is to install and configure an Eagle Eye Bridge and a camera. It covers the physical installation as well as the configuration. This video was prompted by seeing an article about how ‘simple’ it is to connect an IP camera directly to the Internet, which turned out to be not too easy at all. So, we decided to put a quick video together showing how we do it.
The video shows a truly out of the box experience. In this video we’re using a POE switch, and the cable to the Internet is connected to a cable modem which is off camera. The browser we chose to use is Chrome, running on a Mac, but the user interface works equally well in any modern browser on Mac or PC. Check out the video, and as always, let us know if you have any questions.
This video gives an overview of the Reseller Dashboard
This video shows an overview of the web interface for the Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS.