What should I do if I do not succeed in installing my camera?

 

Procedure

 

WARNING! Turn the power off before touching any electrical installation. Working on an electrical installation is hazardous. If you are not qualified to do so, use the services of a qualified professional.

 

  1. Check the camera power supply
  • Ensure the product is disconnected from the power (disconnect the power supply at the fuse box or unplug the power supply)
  • Unscrew the security screw underneath the camera and then remove the camera from the mounting plate
  • Check your electrical connections in accordance with the user guide and the following article
  • Reattach the camera to the mounting plate, remembering to return the security screw beneath
  • Reconnect the power and wait for the camera to restart

 

 

2. Reboot the Somfy Outdoor Camera

Reboot the camera by using the pin provided with the user guide (a paper clip will also do the trick). The pin should be inserted in the hole located in the rear of the camera.

Insert the pin and press it for about 12 seconds until you hear a tone. If nothing happens, insert the pin again, first briefly, then wait 10 seconds, then insert it again until you hear the tone.

The camera is ready to be reinstalled.

 

3. If you are installing the product via a QR Code, check the brightness level of your phone

For the Somfy Outdoor Camera, the process will usually include a step in which the camera will need to read a QR Code displayed on your phone screen. To ensure the best quality of the captured image, please check the following:

- Clean the camera lens with a soft non-abrasive cloth.

- Decrease slightly the brightness level of your phone's backlight and try again.

- Make sure the QR Code reading is not carried out in direct sunlight or in an overly bright environment.

If you still have problems scanning the QR Code, you can take a screenshot of it and send the picture file to your computer or tablet, or print it, and try again.

 

4. For installations via Bluetooth (only possible with an android smartphone)

The Somfy Outdoor Camera can be installed via Bluetooth.

Your mobile must be equipped with Bluetooth 4. If this is not the case the system will switch to an installation by QR Code. It may happen that the installation via Bluetooth abort at some point. In this case, please verify the following points before trying again.

- Move closer to the camera.

-Switch off the other devices connected to your phone via Bluetooth (wireless headphones, speaker, etc.).

- Deactivate and reactivate Bluetooth on your mobile.

If, despite these procedures, the installation via bluetooth fails, click on "alternative installation" (in the error message) this will let you install the camera with the QR Code.

 

5. Be mindful of certain particularities concerning the WiFi network name and password

The Somfy Outdoor Camera does not support the following:

  • WPA-TKIP security protocol (this protocol is no longer supported by the WiFi Alliance)
  • WPA-CCMP security protocol (activated by default on certain free residential gateway boxes)
  • 5.0 GHz WiFi networks
  • WEP keys with fewer than 128 bits
  • the characters “+” and “&” in the WiFi password during the initial installation (after installation and the first update, these characters are accepted)
  • the name of the WiFi (SSID) network and the password together must not exceed 45 characters in length
  • spaces in the name of the WiFi (or SSID) network and in the WiFi password

Lastly, when you are asked to enter your WiFi network password, be careful to avoid errors: be sure to use the correct case for each letter since it may contain upper-case and lower-case characters.

 

6. Check the quality of the WiFi connection

A good quality WiFi connection is needed for the camera to operate properly. If the previous steps failed, please install the camera again, placing it in the immediate vicinity of your residential gateway box (or WiFi router).

We invite you to check our tips about improving WiFi reception and positioning the Security Camera.

If, despite these recommendations, the installation is still not successful (the camera does not react, the LED is not flashing blue, the QR code is not recognized, the camera displays a steady green LED light, you are stuck on one of the steps), we recommend that you request a support ticket.

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