IoT: DIY Cloudcam setup




CloudCam Setup

You have reached this page in order to set up your first Ibeyonde IoT device. The setup instructions will accompany your device but in general, all the devices follow same principle. You need to connect to hotspot of the newly acquired device from a smartphone or laptop. The hotspot page will contain information on how to proceed further. The article below describes the setup process of your cloudcam.

The first thing you need to do is register your account at https://app.ibeyonde.com. When you access it for the first time, you will not see any device there. Now that you have purchased ibeyonde device, you will add this to your online account. You need to remember your userId and password for your account at app.ibyonde.com for this setup.

labelled parts of cloudcam

Figure 1: CloudCam Parts

 

When you switch on your CloudCam for the first time, you will see it advertise a hotspot by the name that starts with 'CCam-' and is followed by an id. Connect to this hotspot using your mobile phone or laptop. This is the insecure hotspot, and you do not need to provide any password to connect to it.

Once you are connected to the hotspot, you will see the device screen that is popped open on your mobile (android or iOS) phone automatically. It should look like Figure 2.

Figure 2: Popup screen when connected to the hotspot

 
In case your device does not open the default device screen, you need to navigate to http://192.168.97.1 using any of the supported browsers. * Navigate to Wifi Setup from the top menu. To be able to access your account online, you will be setting up the device to connect to your home wifi. This is the home wifi network that you use to connect your laptop and smartphones. You need to have the following information handy to complete the setup.
  1. Wifi credentials: This includes the wifi network name, also called SSID and password. This is the information that you usually give to your mobile phone for it to connect to the home wifi.
  2. Account credentials: These are your account username and password that you have registered at app.ibeyonde.com.
  3. Ip Information: Most of the user need not worry about this. They can select the Auto option, ips are assigned in the background as they are assigned to your mobile phone. For advanced users who familiar with their wifi setup, they can provide the static IP, gateway and netmask.
 

Provide Wifi Credentials


 

Figure 3: Wifi credentials screen

 
 

Provide Account Credentials


Figure 4. Account credentials screen.

 
 

Ip Setup


 

Figure 5. Ip setup screen.

 
  Once the device is configured, I will take about a minute to set the device and link it to the cloud account. At this point, all the indications LEDs should be turned off. The hotspot led should also be turned off. You can now login to your https://app.ibeyonde.com to see your device. Thru the cloud account, you will be able to view video, alerts and inputs from any sensor that is connected. There is much to explore, so get started now!      
*Supported browsers are any latest versions of IE, Safari, Chrome and Firefox.