Outdoor Smart Camera Setup Guide

Outdoor Smart Camera Setup Guide


Pairing Guide

Adding the camera to your existing Abode system (Iota hub or Security hub):

  1. Open the Abode App on your iOS or Android device and login to your account.
  2. Power up OSC using the Corded Attachment. Wait up to 30 seconds for the device to warm up. Warm-up is complete when the LEDs turn amber for 2 seconds.
  3. Navigate to your devices list and select “Add device”
  4. Choose Outdoor Smart Camera. Follow in-app prompts to add the camera to your account. Camera LEDs will flash blue every 2 seconds during Wi-Fi setup or Alternating Amber/Blue when looking for a QR code. Once setup is successful the LEDs will turn green for 3 seconds.
  5. After successfully adding your OSC to your account the camera may be powered down and re-installed in desired location (doorbell or security camera) and re-powered. Video stream and recorded clips from the camera will be accessible on the Abode app Dashboard.

Setting up Outdoor Smart Camera as a stand-alone device

You can use the Outdoor Smart Camera as standalone device which does not require an Abode hub. A smartphone with the Abode App installed is required to perform setup. Search for the app in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the application.

  1. Open the Abode App and create your account
  2. Power up OSC using the Corded Attachment. Wait up to 30 seconds for the device to warm up. Warm-up is complete when the LEDs turn amber for 2 seconds.
  3. Choose to setup as standalone camera or navigate to devices list and select “Add device”
  4. Choose Outdoor Smart Camera. Follow in-app prompts to add the camera to your account. Camera LEDs will flash blue every 2 seconds during Wi-Fi setup or alternating Amber/Blue when searching for a QR code. Once setup is successful the LEDs will turn green for 3 seconds.
  5. After successfully adding your OSC to your account the camera may be powered down and re-installed in desired location (doorbell or security camera) and re-powered. Video stream and recorded clips from the camera will be accessible on the Abode App Dashboard.

Installation Guide

Note

The OSC is not compatible with multi-chime setups nor wireless doorbell chimes.

Standard Installation Guide

Outdoor Smart Camera (OSC) can be placed on a shelf (flat bottom) inside, or mounted indoors or outdoors with the included Magnet Mount. The camera may be powered by a 5V USB port or with the included AC wall adapter. To get started you will need the Magnet Mount, packet with the screw and metal plate, drill and a Phillips head screwdriver. Scroll down to follow these step-by-step instructions to help you with installation.

1. Plan Cable Path

Before installing, plan an ideal cable path. It’s recommended to mount the camera out of direct sunlight and under a shelter for the best image quality.

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NOTE: Leave enough length to install and adjust the camera angle

2. Mount Wall Plate

Once your location has been set, use the included screw to mount the wall plate to a solid surface. Use a 3/32" (2.5mm) drill bit to drill a pilot hole for the screw.

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NOTE: If mounting camera to drywall or masonry, use the included wall anchor and a 1/4" (6.5mm) drill bit to drill a pilot hole.

3. Attach Magnet Mount

Rotate and lock the Magnet Mount to the installed wall plate. Ensure the mount is secure. Attach the back of the camera to the Magnet Mount and adjust the camera to the desired angle.

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Doorbell Installation Guide

The Outdoor Smart Camera (OSC) is compatible with most 16-24V AC-powered electronic and mechanical doorbell chimes operating on a two-wire system. The camera is not compatible with wireless doorbells or multi-chime setups. To get started you will need the doorbell mount, packet of screws with anchors, security screw with key, drill and a Phillips head screwdriver. Scroll down to follow these step-by-step instructions to help you with installation.

1. Turn OFF Power

Locate your circut breaker and turn OFF main power to your doorbell.

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WARNING

Do not attempt to install until you are certain the power is cut to the doorbell. To locate the right power switch, test to see if the doorbell rings and keep trying until you’ve found the correct switch and the doorbell no longer rings.

2. Remove Existing Doorbell

Unscrew the doorbell and unhook the wires from the back by loosening the screws that hold the wires.

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NOTE: Make sure the wires don't retract back into the wall. Use tape to hold them in place.

3. Attach Wires

Loosen the two screws on the back of the OSC Doorbell Mount.
Connect the 16-24V AC doorbell wires to the inputs on the back of the mount.
Tighten the screws to secure the wires.

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4. Attach Mount to Wall

Mark where you want to drill your holes and use a 3/32" (2.5mm) drill bit to drill pilot holes for the screws. Once the mount is fastened to the wall, attach the camera.

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NOTE: If installing on brick or masonry, use the included wall anchors and a 1/4" (6.5mm) drill bit to drill pilot holes.

5. Lock Camera

Secure the camera to the Doorbell Mount by locking it with the provided security screw and key. Keep the key somewhere safe so you can unlock your camera whenever required.

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6. Locate Internal Chime

Locate your doorbell’s internal chime.
Remove the cover.
Loosen the “front” and “trans” terminal screws inside (“rear” for back door installations).

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7. Chime Connector

Attach the provided Chime Connector to the loosened terminal screws.
Stick the connector to the side of the unit with the provided tape.
Tighten the terminal screws and replace the cover.

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NOTE: The connector has no polarity and can be installed in either direction.

8. Restore Power

Turn ON main power to your doorbell. After a few moments you should see the LED ring flash red to indicate your camera is back on.

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NOTE: After completing setup, test your camera’s video stream.

Parts Overview

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  1. Microphone
  2. Lens
  3. LED light ring
  4. PIR sensor

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  1. Camera Body
  2. DC camera mount
  3. Magnetic mount
  4. AC doorbell moun

LED Status Light Guide

Color Behavior Meaning
Blue On Streaming to viewer(s)
Blue Flash every 3 seconds OSC under Wi-Fi setup mode
Amber Flash every 3 Seconds Wi-Fi connectivity issue
Amber ON for 3 seconds Finish warmup after powering on, entering normal operation
Amber 3 Flashes then ON for 6 seconds OSC was reset to factory settings
Blue/Amber Amber and Blue alternating Flashes every 3 seconds OSC is scanning for QR code under Wi-Fi setup mode

Factory Reset

To factory reset the Outdoor Smart Camera, follow the below steps:

  1. Disconnect the camera from power.
  2. Place the rounded part of the Magnet Mount on the reset logo on the bottom of the camera.

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  1. With the Power Cable Mount installed, reconnect the camera to a power source.
  2. The camera will power up and the LED ring will flash red several times before turning a steady red. This may take up to 2 minutes.
  3. The camera is now reset. Remove the camera from power for 30 seconds before reconnecting to a power source. Your camera has now been factory reset.

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