Cloud Cameras: Nest, Arlo, and Wyze cameras work. Other cloud cameras do not.

IP Cameras: Cameras that support Onvif or RTSP will work. There are hundreds of compatible models.

Video Recorders: Cameras plugged into the back of a recorder require either manual configuration or use of a PoE switch.

Click on a camera brand for specific advice:

Arlo

All Arlo cameras should work with Camect. Note however, that Camect records continuously, and will quickly drain the battery on battery-operated models.

Amcrest

All Amcrest IP cameras should work well with Camect. If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Axis

Almost all Axis IP cameras will work. The exception is the “Axis Companion” line of cameras that do not support RTSP or third party integration.

Blink

Blink does not work with Camect. Blink only works with the manufacturer’s cloud, and does not provide any way for a third-party to get the video.

Dahua

All Dahua IP cameras should work well with Camect. If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Ezviz

Ezviz cameras may work, and we have tested a few that do. Ezviz does not officially support RTSP, but many models happen to support RTSP using credentials printed on the bottom of the camera. Some have reported that you must also turn off the “encrypted video” option using the Ezviz app. If RTSP works on your camera, you can use it with Camect. Because RTSP is not officially supported by EzViz, be aware that Ezviz may remove the RTSP capability some day.

Foscam

Foscam IP cameras work with Camect.

Hikvision

All Hikvision IP cameras should work well with Camect.

If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Kuna

Kuna cameras do not work with Camect. Kuna only works with the manufacturer’s cloud, and does not provide any way for a third-party to get the video.

Laview

Laview IP cameras usually support Onvif and RTSP and will work with Camect. If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Logitech

Logitech Circle cameras only work with the manufacturer’s cloud, and will not work with Camect. Some other Logitech IP cameras do support RTSP, and should work with Camect, but will require manual configuraton of the correct RTSP url for the camera in Camect.

Lorex

Lorex IP cameras are usually relabelled Hikvision or Dahua units, and should work.  If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Nest

All Nest cameras accessed and configured with an account at nest.com work with Camect.

We do not support two-factor login on nest.com, but we are working on it. If you use two-factor and want to use Camect now, you can share your cameras with a new account that does not use two-factor, and use that to sign in from Camect.

WWGA transition – Starting from Fall 2019, new Nest camera accounts require you to sign in with a Google account, rather than a nest.com account. Old nest.com users are offered the opportunity to switch — and if you switch you cannot switch back. This is known as the transition to “Works With Google Assistant”.

We’re working on supporting WWGA nest accounts and expect to support them fairly soon, but, like almost every other reviewer out there, we recommend not transitioning your account until the dust settles. There are many integrations that break when you move you account, and you won’t be allowed to move back. 

Q-See

Some Q-See models will work. Unfortunately, Q-See specs often do not mention whether or not a product supports RTSP, but customers have reported that at some Q-See products do support it. Models that support RTSP will work with Camect, and you will have to manually configure the correct RTSP url in Camect to get the stream from your camera.

Reolink

Reolink IP cameras (i.e. almost all Reolink cameras) will work with Camect. However, Reolink Argus cameras will not work, as those are designed to be used only with Reolink’s cloud. A few other models will also not work as they don’t support RTSP: B800, B400, D400, E1.

Ring

Ring cameras will not work with Camect. Ring only works with the manufacturer’s cloud. We would love to do a cloud integration with them, but got no response when we reached out to them. We will add Ring support if it ever becomes feasible to do so.

Samsung

Samsung cameras that support RTSP (e.g. some of the Smartcam models) will work. Wisenet cameras from Samsung support Onvif, and as such should be detected automatically, but we have not tested them.

Simplisafe

Simplisafe cameras will not work with Camect. Simplisafe does not provide a way for a third party product to get the video stream from their cameras.

Swann

Swann cameras are usually relabelled Hikvision or Dahua units, and should work with Camect. If your cameras are plugged into the back of a video recorder, please read the video recorder advice above too.

Ubiquiti (UBNT)

Ubiquiti cameras will work if you have a model that supports RTSP, and you configure it to enable RTSP. You will also have to enter the corresponding RTSP url into Camect to get each camera working.

Uniview (UNV)

Univew IP cameras support Onvif, and, as such, should work. We have not tested any Uniview cameras yet, but we will be testing some soon.

Vivint

Vivint cameras will not work with Camect. Vivint does not provide a way for a third party to get the video stream from their cameras.

Wyze

Wyze cams will work with Camect, with or without the optional RTSP firmware that Wyze provides. Note that Wyze cam Pan cannot be moved from the Camect UI, as Wyze does not provide a way for a third party to do this.

Yi

Yi cameras do not work with Camect at present, but we are actively investigating the possibility of adding support for them. We are currently NOT confident that they will work by the time the product is delivered, and if Yi support is critical to you, you should hold off on ordering Camect.

Please watch this spot for updates on Yi cameras.

Zmodo

Most Zmodo cameras will not work with Camect. Older Zmodo cameras used to support RTSP and those should work with Camect, but in newer models, Zmodo has made their cameras usable only with their own cloud.

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