Can I use the XW3 and XCAM camera setup with some form of DYI software like iSpy? The cameras plug directly into the XW3 (and presumably into Xfinity's secure home network)-- I have tried connecting the camera directly to a router, but it is not recognized/picked up on my home network. If someone has done this, please share. thanks
Hi, I don't understand your answer. I am mostly just interested in recording the video from the cameras- so I can get one of these xFi Gateways and they connect to my existing network and I can connect the cameras to them rather than xfinity home? please explain more- thanks
You can definitely use those cameras without xfinity services in a DIY project or like a baby monitor. You need to factory reset them and you need a special Y-addapter cable to be able to connect to them and configure them direclty. I have 4 of those cameras that are left over from former XH security system and I have repurposed them for my own system. Look up how to reset icam1000 or icam2, the procedure is very similar except that you have to reset the camera and the XW3 "power adapter" as well with paper clip through the pin hole. You may get lucky and be able to connect to it via WPS without Y-cable, I have not tried that though.
The door/window sensors I have all connected to Samsung Smartthings hub, I can monitor them, get notifications, and all through that system.
That's exciting! I have a mix of door sensors (all xfinity) the newer take the CR2032 and others are older and take a non-wafer battery. Did you have new and/or older?
Thanks for the pairing information. My sensors are much older than yours. I'm going to try and get my hand on a Samsung hub and try the oldest sensors I have. Again, MANY thanks!