Foscam FI9821W V2 Wireless Indoor 1MP, IP Camera (Black, 720P, H.264)

Foscam FI9821W V2 Wireless Indoor 1MP, IP Camera (Black, 720P, H.264)

Foscam FI9821W V2 Wireless Indoor 1MP, IP Camera (Black, 720P, H.264)

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Product Highlights

  • 1/4" Color CMOS Sensor, 1.3 MP
  • 720p HD Video, H.264 Compression
  • IR LED for Night Vision/Motion Detection
  • Wireless and Wired Control of Camera
  • Programmable Remote Pan and Tilt
  • Control via Web Browser, Software, App
  • Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption
  • Email/FTP Motion Detection Alerts
  • Two Way Audio Monitoring
  • Integrated SD Slot for Video Storage
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  • 1Description

The black Foscam FI9821W V2 Wireless Indoor 1MP, IP Camera is an indoor remote surveillance pan and tilt HD video camera, with built in motion detection. This is the newer version of the camera, version 2, and utilizes a 1/4" Color 1.3 Mp CMOS sensor to capture video at a resolution of 1280 x 720. The unit can capture images in complete darkness by utilizing 11 built-in 850 nm IR LEDs. The camera can be controlled over a wireless or wired Internet connection. It works with wireless routers that support the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n protocol and also has a 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet port. It features a pan range of 300 degrees and a tilt range of 120 degrees with 16 programmable preset positions. Users can create a path for the camera to follow by using combinations of these 16 positions.

Designed to provide you with flexible control options, the camera can be remotely monitored and controlled via Foscam's downloadable software, your web browser or on your Android or Apple phone via the downloadable App. For security, the camera supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption. The FI9821W is also dual stream capable, which means it can simultaneously encode two streams. This allows it to send a high-resolution stream over a LAN, while also providing a lower resolution stream for viewing over the Internet. The H.264 codec is used to compress the video to provide a balance between image quality and file size. The camera features email notification of motion detection and it has a built-in mic and speaker that allows you to have a conversation with someone near the camera. There is an integrated SD media card slot for storing recordings to an SD card.


  • The camera features a 1/4" CMOS 1.3 Mp 1280 x 720 sensor
  • The lens is a 2.8mm, F:2.4 IR corrected fixed focal length lens, with a viewing angle of 70°
  • 11 IR LEDs operating at 850 nm allow the camera to capture images in darkness from up to 26 feet away
  • It features a 300° of Pan and 120° of tilt, with 16 programmable preset positions
  • An SD card slot is provided for recording to an optional SD card up to 32GB
  • The camera comes with built-in microphone and speaker, as well as 3.5 mm mini-jacks for an external mic and speaker
  • The camera is manually operated via wired or wireless internet protocols.


  • The camera captures at 720p (1280 x 720), VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 24) with default frame rates of 30, 25 depending on the frequency (60/50 Hz) selected
  • The camera is also capable of capturing video with frames rates from 20 fps to 1 fps in 1 frame increments in all three resolutions
  • The camera automatically adjusts the white balance, depending on the color temp of the available light
  • The user can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness


  • The H.264 codec is used to encode video for IP streaming
  • The camera can encode and deliver two independent streams. This allows one high bit rate stream to be streamed locally over a LAN, while the lower bit rate stream is viewable live over the internet.
  • Each camera has a unique DDNS domain name that enables its output to be viewed over the Internet.
  • You can use Foscam's DDNS, or third party DDNS

IP Camera Control

  • The camera is manually operated via wired or wireless internet protocols
  • It features 16 programmable preset positions the user can step through or combine into a
    programmable path for the camera to follow when triggered
  • The FI9821W features support for the following:
    • WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Encryption
    • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless protocols for connecting to wireless routers
  • Supports Foscam's downloadable Super Client Software
  • Includes a built-in web server that supports Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari (On MAC)
  • Remote viewing and control with iPhone/Android with available app

Surveillance Functions

  • The FI9821W supports multi-level user management with password protection
  • Features an on screen display menu system for control of the camera
  • The FI9821W motion detection capabilities feature the following:
    • User can schedule when motion detection is active
    • Enable/disable motion detection in a user specified area of the frame
  • Motion Detection Indicators
    • Ring: Audible alarm sounds from the camera
    • Snapshot: Still image can be recorded to an available SD card, or uploaded directly to FTP site
    • Record: Unit records video for a preset duration to an available SD card, pre-alarm recording is also supported
    • Email - Unit will send an email notification when triggered. With snapshot enabled the image is attached to the email
  • The FI9821W features two-way audio monitoring which allows the user to listen and talk to someone near the camera from anywhere the user has an internet connection.
In the Box
Foscam FI9821W V2 Wireless Indoor 1MP, IP Camera (Black, 720P, H.264)
  • Wifi Antenna
  • Software CD
  • Mounting Bracket
  • 2 x Mounting Screws (30 mm x 3.5 mm)
  • Network Cable
  • 5VDC Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optics Lens: 2.8mm, F:2.4
    IR corrected
    Viewing angle: 70°
    Signal System HD 720p
    50/60 Hz
    Sensor 1/4" Color CMOS 1.3 MP
    Minimum Illumination 0.5 Lux
    With IR: 0 Lux
    Resolutions and Frame Rates HD: 1280 x 720p
    VGA: 640 x 480
    QVGA: 320 x 240

    Frame Rates: 30,25,20 - 1fps

    Note: Selectable via software
    Compression H.264
    Image Flip Vertical
    Image Adjustments Brightness
    IR Illuminator
    IR LED Wavelength 850 nm
    IR LED Count 11
    IR LED / Night Vision Range Up to 26.25' (8 m)

    Note: depending on IR reflectivity of objects in the frame.
    IR LED control Automatic / Manual (on/off)
    Audio Input
    1 x built-in microphone
    1 x 3.5 mm mono mini jack

    1 x built-in speaker
    1 x 3.5 mm mono mini jack

    Audio Compression

    Audio Sampling bit Rate
    128 ~ 2048 kb/s
    Media Card Slots 1 x SD
    Removable Media Maximum: GB SD card
    IP Addressable Supports Dynamic and Static IP Address
    Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    Data Rates 802.11b: 11 Mb/s (Max)
    802.11g: 54 Mb/s (Max)
    802.11n: 150 Mb/s (Max)
    Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
    Ethernet Interface 1 x RJ-45 (10/100)
    Computer System Requirements CPU: 2.0 GHz or higher
    Memory: 256 MB or greater
    Graphic Card: 64 MB or greater
    Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
    Browser IE6 and above, Firefox, Chrome, Safari (MAC)
    Pan 300°
    Tilt 120°
    Power Requirements Power Source
    5VDC / 2A

    5W max
    Temperature / Humidity Operating Temperature
    -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C)

    Operating Humidity
    20 to 85% non-condensing

    Storage Temperature

    -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Storage Humidity
    0 to 90% non-condensing
    Certifications CE, FCC
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 46.1 x 44.9 x 50.8" (117 x 114 x 129 mm)
    Weight 12.3 oz (348 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 7.2 x 5.6"

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