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How to change bird box camera’s resolution

The bird box camera can produce multiple video stream with different resolution. You can login the birdhouse camera to change the parameters including resolution, frame rate, video compression.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the IP (WiFi) birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Gardenature, Oertl, Green-feathers, and Handykam which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

1. First, right click the camera name in the Device list and select “Config” option.



2. Next choose “Encode Config”.


3. Here you can switch the compression between H.264/H.265, video resolution, frame rate, image quality, audio ON/OFF. Click “Apply” to save the setting to the camera.



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How to manually configure the bird box camera’s IP address

Usually the IP bird box camera is pre-set to DHCP which means it will receive the IP address assignment from your router automatically. This can avoid network configuration of the IP birdhouse camera. In some case, the camera may fail to obtain the correct IP address from your router, you still can manually change the IP address by using the PC software. The PC software use the broadcast technology to discover the camera on the same local network. Even the bird box camera’s IP configure is not correct, the software should be able to discover the device as long as it is online.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the IP (WiFi) birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Gardenature, Oertl, Green-feathers, and Handykam which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

1. First, go to “Device Manager”. In the next screen, wait for a few seconds, The software will discover your camera automatically and listed on the first row.


2. Next tick the check box in front of the IP address to select the camera you would like to add to the software. Click “Add” button to confirm.


3. Now find the IP icon under the “Operation” and click it.


4. Next in the popup screen, click “auto Get Address”. The software will try to assign the correct IP address to the camera. You also can manually input the IP address and the gateway to the camera. Now Click “Modify” to save the new IP setting to the camera. The default password is empty, if you forget the camera’s password, please reset the camera.


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How to reset bird box camera’s password

The default password of the bird box camera is empty. If you have added new password to the bird box camera and you can’t recall it later. You may be unable to login the camera in a new device. Please note this is not the account password you established for mobile app. It is the password you add to birdhouse camera while the first time you hook it up to your Wi-Fi network. Depress and hold the reset button for more than 15 second and let it up, it will restore the factory setting and clean the password. Once you reset the birdhouse camera, it will dis-connect from your Wi-Fi network, you will need to hook the bird box camera back to home Wi-Fi network again.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the IP (WiFi) birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Gardenature, Oertl, Green-feathers, and Handykam which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

If your bird box camera doesn’t have reset button, The following guide can help you reset your camera. It has to be done in windows operation system. please don’t close the tools before you complete the camera reset, as the reset tool will generate new machine code each time when you open it. The reset tool need matched password to reset the camera.

1. First, download and install the PC software with below URL.

http://www.golbong.com/download/Software/ResetACToolV5_R192539.zip

2. Next, right click the zip files and select “Extract All…” to unzip the file.


3. Now, right click the files and choose “Run as administrator”.


4. In the pop up screen, choose “Yes”, so the software can be installed in your windows 10.

5. If “Windows protected your PC” pop up, click “More info” to process the installation.


6. Now copy the code and send us, we will provide password matching your code.


7. Now click “Search”, the tool will discover the camera in the same local network. Mark the check box in front of the IP address and Mark the check box before IPC. Do NOT process yet.

8. Next Dis-connect your home internet connectivity. The reset tools can’t reset the camera if the camera is being connected to the internet. If you don’t want to dis-connect your network, You also can use Ethernet patch code to link the birdhouse camera to your PC RJ45 port directly. In this solution, you will need to manually configure the IP setting of your computer to match the IP camera network configuration.

9. Now click “Reset Account” to restore the factory setting. Once the camera is reset, you can use the username “admin” without password to login your bird box camera.



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How to power IP bird feeder camera by using Ethernet cable

The Power over Ethernet allows single Ethernet cable to transport both power and data to the bird feeder cameras. It eliminates the AC power outlet close to the camera. The IP bird feeder camera doesn’t have built-in PoE feature, however, you can employ PoE splitter which will separate the power and data to supply the camera. The PoE splitter is not included in the package.

1.Firstly, connect DC12V output of PoE splitter to the camera’s pigtail.

2.Next, connect RJ45 male connector of PoE splitter to the camera’s RJ45 female.


3.Now, use the Ethernet patch cable to link the camera and your PoE NVR or PoE switch.

NOTE: The camera’s indicator should keep blinking while it has been linked to your network successfully.

4.Now install the application and start enjoy the beautiful live video.

If you can’t view the IP bird feeder camera, properly the camera can’t obtain the correct IP address from your router. Here you can change the camera’s IP address by using the software.


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How to power bird feeder camera with DC12V battery pack

The bird feeder camera can be connected to your home WiFi network without involving hard wiring back to home network router. However, the camera still needs DC12V power source. If the power is not the option in the field, you can employ DC12V power pack to supply the camera. In this case, you will have cable free solution. 10000mA power bank battery can supply around 35 hours continuous recording. However, you may need to re-charge the battery pack regularly. If you can setup the solar panel to charge the battery pack, the camera can be continuous working 24/7. Moreover, the bird feeder camera has built-in internal WiFi (access point), even the network is not the available, you still can access the camera outdoor.

1.First, connect the one end of DC extension cable to bird feeder camera.


2.Next connect the another end to battery pack.


3.Now connect the bird feeder camera.

The solar panel and voltage regulator are required if you plan to build the solar panel bird watching system.

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How to set up timing snapshot to the bird box camera

If your bird box camera has built-in micro SD card, it may support timing snapshot and save to the micro SD card. The minimum duration between two snapshot is 4 seconds. You also can configure the birdhouse camera to send the snapshot to your email or FTP server in timing. This configuration need to be done by using the Internet Explorer. Install the active X plugin before you can access the camera on the browser.

1. First login the camera with Internet Explorer (IE) Browser.

2. Next, go to the “DevicCfg” on the function bar on top.

3. Now in the Setting screen, choose “Image Storage” from the “Record”.

4. Next, check “Interval”, and mark the Checkbox before “Storage”.  Input the duration you would like the camera to capture the snapshot. The duration is between 4 secs to 3600 secs. Then Click “OK” to Save.

5. Now go to the mobile phone, you can view the snapshot on the application.


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How to make birdhouse camera upload snapshot to FTP server

If your birdhouse camera has built-in micro SD card, it may support timing snapshot and upload to your FTP server. The minimum duration between two snapshot is 4 seconds. You also can configure the bird box camera to save the snapshot on the camera memory card. This configuration need to be done by using the Internet Explorer. Install the active X plugin before you can access the birdhouse camera on the browser.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the IP (WiFi) birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Gardenature, Oertl, Green-feathers, and Handykam which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

1. First login the nest box camera with Internet Explorer (IE) Browser.

2. Next, go to the “DeviceCfg” on the function bar on top.

3. Now In the Setting screen, choose “Image Storage” from the “Record”.

4. Next, check “Cycle capture”, and mark the Checkbox before “FTP”. Input the duration you would like the camera to capture the snapshot. The duration is between 4 secs to 3600 secs. Then Click “OK” to Save.

5. Now choose the “System” from the tool bar at the bottom, and select “NetService”.

6. In the new screen, choose “FTP option”.

7. Fill in all the information in the field, click “OK” to save. Now see whether you have receive the snapshot from your camera.


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How to make birdhouse camera to send email with snapshot

If your bird box camera has built-in micro SD card, it may support timing snapshot and send to your email. The minimum duration between two snapshot is 4 seconds. You also can configure the camera to save the snapshot on the camera memory card. This configuration need to be done by using the Internet Explorer. Install the active X plugin before you can access the birdhouse camera on the browser.

1. First login the camera with Internet Explorer (IE) Browser.

2. Next, go to the “DevicCfg” on the function bar on top.

3. Now in the Setting screen, choose “Image Storage” from the “Record”.

4. Next,check “Cycle capture”, and mark the Checkbox before “Email”. Input the duration you would like the camera to capture the snapshot. The duration is between 4 secs to 3600 secs. Then Click “OK” to Save.

5. Now choose the “System” from the tool bar at the bottom, and select “NetService”.

6. In the new screen, choose “Email option”.

7. Fill in all the information in the field, click “OK” to save. Ignore the “Mail Testing” bottom. Now see whether you have received the snapshot from your nest box camera.


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How to watch birdhouse camera on Internet browser

You can have full access the birdhouse camera by using the Internet Explorer (IE) browser on the windows operation system. The following guide only works for Internet Explorer (IE). It doesn’t work with browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. If you have both 32bit Internet Explorer and 64bit Internet Explore installed in your windows PC computer, please choose 32 bit IE browser. A small plugin Active X need to be installed before you can access the camera. You also can access the camera with CMS5 PC software without involving browser.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the IP (WiFi) birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Gardenature, Oertl, Green-feathers, and Handykam which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

1. First, download and install the PC software with below URL.

 http://www.golbong.com/ocx/NewActive.exe

2. Now, Right click the files and choose “Run as administrator”.

3. In the pop up screen, choose “Yes”, so the software can be installed in your windows 10.

4. If “Windows protected your PC pop up”, click “More info” to process the installation.

5. Now go to the search console, input “Internet Explorer”.

6. Next, select “Internet Explorer” in the search result. Don’t choose “Internet Explorer (64bit)”

7. Now input the camera’s IP address to the browser and click “Enter” to login. You can find the camera’s IP address by using the PC software.

8. Next, A pop up screen will appear at the bottom of the browser, click “Yes” to enable.

9. In the next screen you will be directed to the login page. You can choose the language on the top right screen. Here input the camera’s account information. The username is “admin” and the password is empty in default. If you forget the password, restore the factory setting by reset the camera.

10. Once you login the camera, a new screen will pop up. Click “OK” to start watching the live video on the Internet Explorer (IE) browser.



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How to connect birdhouse camera to WiFi network

Please follow these instructions carefully to connect your birdhouse camera to your home Wi-Fi. This will allow you to watch nest box from anywhere in the world that has a network connection. Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi BEFORE you mount your camera to wherever you are going to permanently be using your camera by following these directions. If you are not using Wi-Fi, please refer to Connect the bird box Camera with Ethernet Cable. The below instructions are for connecting camera with Wi-Fi only.

Instructions

This below instruction is suitable for the WiFi birdhouse camera from Green-Backyard, Oertl, Green-feathers which are using iCSee or XMEYE mobile application. If you prefer XMEYE, please skip to the second section below. Both iCSee and XMEYE are Interchangeable.

iCSee (PRO)

1. First, plug your bird box camera into the power cord, wait for 2 minutes for the camera to boot up.


2. Next, login the app. Click the “+” sign at the upper right hand corner on the next screen. Click on “More” in the upper right hand corner again. You can see 5 options in the new screen. DO NOT choose any of the option yet. Move to next step.


3. (Important!) Please go to your mobile phone setting, find 3G/4G mobile data and Bluetooth, turn off mobile data and Bluetooth.

4.  Next on your mobile phone, go to the Wi-Fi settings. Here in “choose a network” you should see a camera’s network. This is the internal Wi-Fi network from the bird box camera. Now Connect the camera’s Wi-Fi access point. The default password is 1234567890. Wait for a few seconds until you see the connection is stabilized. If the mobile phone switch the connection back automatically to your home WiFi, please repeat step 4th to connect to camera’s WiFi again.

5. Now return to iCSee Pro, choose last option “AP mode”. If you are using iPhone or iPad, here a new screen will pop up, choose “Direct AP connection”. If you are using android phone, tap the camera’s name in the list.

6. Now you should see the live video of camera on your mobile phone. If it keeps buffering on the screen after a few second without live video, tap the arrow on top left screen, choose last option “AP mode” to refresh the connection. So far you have connected the camera’s internal WiFi directly to watch the live video. In the following steps, you will try to connect the birdhouse camera to your home WiFi network.



7. First, in the live video, tap the settings icon on the top right screen.


8. Next choose “Network Settings”. In the new screen, choose the “Routing mode”, Here you should see the available home network appear in the list. If you didn’t see any available WiFi network, tap the arrow on the top left screen and choose the “network settings” to make a new search. Now Pick the WiFi network you want the camera to connect to, Enter your password for this Wi-Fi. (Note: this is NOT the password you established for the app earlier). If your Router supports dual band like 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz, make sure you use 2.4Ghz. The camera can’t work with 5.8Ghz WiFi. If you use same name for both 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz WiFi, you may need to change one of the name of the routers to separate dual band WiFi. Now click “Save” button at the bottom of the screen.


9. Press “Save” at the bottom screen. You are now taken to the next screen labeled “Device Searching”. Now your bird box camera is searching for your home wifi connection. GIVE IT TIME. It may take several seconds.

10. In the next screen, you will be prompted with interface for creating new password for the bird box camera. Tap the arrow on the top right screen will allow you by pass the password setting. If you input the password, please remember this is the new password for your bird box camera. You may need this password to connect the camera to software or sharing the camera to friends.

11. You can now watch HD colored video!

XMEYE

1.First, plug your bird box camera into the power cord, wait for 2 minutes for the camera to boot up.

2.Next, you need to connect your mobile phone to the Wi-Fi network you want to use. If your Router supports dual band like 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz, make sure you use 2.4Ghz. The camera can’t work with 5.8Ghz WiFi. If you use same name for both 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz WiFi, you may need to change one of the name of the routers to separate dual band WiFi.

3.Now on your mobile phone, go to the Wi-Fi settings, Here in “choose a network” you should see a camera’s network. Do not try to connect this network. This is the internal Wi-Fi network for the camera. You will be attaching the camera to YOUR OWN network.

4. First locate the reset button on the power cord. With a pencil tip or other pointed object you need to depress the white button three times. This removes camera’s internal Wi-Fi network so you can install your own.

5. Now on your mobile phone in the Settings>Wi-Fi screen, slide the Wi-Fi tab to TURN OFF your Wi-Fi.  Now slide the tab back on to show the green ON position to allow a new search. Look in the “choose a network” and you should no longer be able to see camera’s network.  ( If you still see it  repeat step #4.  If after repeating Step #4 the camera’s network is still on the list, reset the camera back to factory settings by depressing the reset button continuously for 15 seconds then let up. Start with Step #1 )

6. Now go to the app. You are ready to add the camera to your Wi-Fi network. Click the “+” sign on the next screen at the upper right hand corner. In the next screen, tap WiFi Config. Here you should see your home wifi already entered. (This will be the one your phone is currently using.)  Enter your password for this Wi-Fi. (Note; this is NOT the password you established for the app earlier.)

7. Press “Confirm”.  You are now taken to the next screen labeled “Device Searching”.  Now your camera is searching for your home wifi connection. GIVE IT TIME.  It may take several seconds.

8. In the next screen, you will be prompted with interface for creating new password for the camera. Remember this is the new password for your camera. You may need this password to connect the camera to PC software.

9. You can now enjoy beautiful HD colored video!

However, if the radar counts down to zero without new screen for password, you will need to reset the camera. To do this, press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds on the camera. Then you repeat the above process from first step.

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