[RELEASE] Foscam Camera Device Handler Universal DTH with Motion Detection - SD (FI89xx), HD Ambarella FI98xx, FI99xx, Cx, Gx, Rx, Ex, Zx, Fosbaby

Will this device handler work with the new QJ4 cameras?

Just upgraded to V3 of new SmartThings App (from Classic) - it does’nt seem to show any images. Does it not work in the new app?

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is it possible to add reolink cams to this and how. is the some code there need to be fixet.

can see in code foscam use this at last is /videoMain in code but ip before is same.

have try to add /h264Preview_01_main in device code but no luck

there must be a way to add them???

RTSP URL for reolink is

Main Stream: rtsp://admin:password@ip_address:554//h264Preview_01_main

Sub Stream: rtsp://admin:password@ip_address:554//h264Preview_01_sub

For example, if your device IP address is and the password is 111111, then your RTSP URL should be:

Main Stream: rtsp://admin:111111@

Sub Stream: rtsp://admin:111111@

ports use

@RBoy, is there any update regarding the new app integration?


Its been awhile since I’ve used this app. I have a F19831P V2. It looks like only screen shots work for this model, I remember that being a regression at one point but I thought ST worked it out…

Am I SOL for live video with this model? I get an “access denied” error message in the Recently tab even though the user has admin rights and credentials are accepted.

If I change the camera model to “other” the access denied erros complaining about Admin rights goes away. Still no live stream though. I know it worked once upon a time (~2017)

I can access this url from my phone no problem

No news about it?

Hi Guys,

I’m probably going to be getting a couple of foscams when we move and came across this device handler for them in smart things. I’m not exclusively buying them for SmartThings integration but now I see that it does I’m intrigued
Could the motion sensor in the camera be used to trigger a smart light using a routine?

I’m thinking it can but never like to assume :slight_smile:

Hi I’m not too sure but believe that it could though using motion detection through an outdoor camera is prone to lots of false readings. I don’t even use this device handler much anymore because there are far too many false readings, it’s not the fault of the handler just how things are with outdoor cameras.
Also think support generally on this device appears (if you look at responses) in recent months to be waning, I don’t think it will work with the latest app for example.
If you pay for it I guess it’s not unread to expect maintenance to continue.
Hope that helps.

Support is still there, but ST hasn’t released the tools yet to migrate the DH to the new app yet unfortunately.

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If you’re trying to use motion detection with the new app it should work just fine. As @GSzabados mentioned, the new app doesn’t support some of the features like Live video feed and snapshots and once ST releases those features it should be available.
Until then you’ll be able to use Motion and Sound detection (depending on your camera model) and you can adjust the sensitivity based on your camera model from the device handler settings page. If your camera has a PIR motion sensor (like the R2 has “Human detection”) you can set the device handler to use that feature instead of generic motion detection. You can also set the motion detection “zones” as explained in the technical posts above (for non PIR sensor cameras).

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OK, I wasn’t aware of that - thanks for info. Very pleased to see support is continuing.

Foscam Camera and Motion Alarm Manager SmartApp - v04.00.00

  • Updated to support the new ST app and hub firmware
  • Support for more Foscam ambarella models
  • Support for new Sonos integration (spoken notifications)

Foscam Camera Universal Device Handler - v04.05.00

  • Support for new ST app custom UI controls
    • Dashboard camera status and motion detection control
    • Motion detection control and reporting
    • Camera status
    • LED control
    • Preset control
    • Cruise control
    • Remote reboot
  • Support for more Foscam ambarella models


NOTE: You may need to delete your cameras devices and device handler and re-add the cameras from the Foscam Camera and Motion Alarm Manager for the UI changes to take effect.

At this point only the classic app supports snapshots and video streaming. Once SmartThings adds support for custom video streaming to the new app it will become become available.
Also note that the custom preset command names have changed to comply with the new platform requirements. See the first post for more details.


I just wanted to ask, is there any update on this… What a shambles this is… I have a feeling that this will not happen ever, only if you will host the storage (for youlself) for snapshots and the stream is through some API call or something to implement it with an endpoint SmartApp… Steep downhill, that’s what it is…

I cannot see how scheduling SmartApps will be replaced with endpoint ones for some devices. Just makes things overcomplicated…

They do have a plan and it’s exciting (endpoints are completely different), unfortunately I cannot get into it due to a NDA.

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At this point I would say, it is a bit late to have a plan… And considering Samsung, it means nothing. When the business dictates the plan changes (randomly)…

With all my respect to the engineers at ST. They are doing really their best to keep this platform working. But the bureaucracy… No comment…


They do have a plan and it’s exciting (endpoints are completely different), unfortunately I cannot get into it due to a NDA.

Ok, given that I love & depend on @RBoy’s apps, if he says they have a plan, I’m standing by.

To my honest however, I don’t care about live video, I just want static image capture, which DOES seem to be supported by the new app, just nobody has one working.

Please, please, please, don’t lock us down to vendor-only options.

Given the limited horsepower in the ST endpoints, video support should be the responsibility of the camera vendor.

ST needs to support HTTPS endpoints, JPG/PNG images, LAN & Internet - Just start there. Please!

@RBoy LED status should say IR LED status, as there is another Status LED for camera on/off that can be turned on or off.

IR LED Settings

@RBoy & @maddie thank you keeping up with SmartThings changes. I can see how challenging is, however you decided to stay on right path, and not to take easy way and jump to another boat. You guys are great.

I have noticed that you are adding some Ring devices. Are you planning to add other Ring z-wave devices, such as Contact sensor, motion sensor, etc.? I know that Contact sensor can be added to SmartThings, however you always find a way to make better DTH (enhanced)

I humbly second that and would love to hear of any update :slight_smile: