Downloads for your IN-6012POE

Complete Software CD

The new software CD quickly guides you through the installation process of your new INSTAR camera. This new version of the software CD is based on HTML and can be shown on any PC or MAC. If you have recommendations to enhance the CD you are welcome to let us know.

CD Content:

● Search tool for all operating systems (to find out the cameras

IP address in your network)

● Link to software updates and help topics

● New design

optimized for Windows, MacOS and Linux

Everything you need to know to install your camera

You can download the Quick Installation Guide for the initial setup. It guides you through all basic settings which are required to connect your camera to your network. For further information about your camera and its unique features you can check the complete user manual.

Content of the Installation Guide:

● Safety Instructions

● Product Features

● Installation

● Start Up

● The Web Interface

● Factory Reset

● Lense adjustment

● Android and iPhone App

● Windows Software

● Video Streaming

● Technical Data

● Warranty & Disposal

● FAQ Questions & Answers

INSTAR Camera Tool for Windows, MacOS and Linux

The INSTAR Search Tool allows you to search for your camera inside your network. This tool will scan all IPs in order to find all of our IP cameras which are connected to either your router, switch or computer. You can also use the INSTAR Camera Tool to update to the latest firmware or WebUI. Date 12.03.2020.




(Version 1.9)


(Version 1.0)

Camera Software Download

1. Download the newest firmware and WebUI for your INSTAR HD camera and unpack the downloaded ZIP file. Once unpacked you will find an "update.pkg" file.

2. Please open your cameras the web interface, go to "Software - Upgrade" and select the "update.pkg" file to upload it to your camera.

3. Click submit and wait for the update is complete ( around 12 minutes).

Firmware WebUI 1.22 (756)

(Date: 22.05.2020)

(Read me...PLEASE)

About This Firmware

New Features in version 1.22 (756): aa
  1. ● Alarm recordings up to 45 seconds
  2. ● Touch support for drawing alarm areas
  3. ● The alarm area will be specified in the log when using linked alarm
  4. ● PUSH test button added. Push must be activated and QR code must be scanned
  5. prior to using the test button
  6. ● WiFi and network settings can now be exempted from the factory reset
  7. ● An alarm event can be triggered by the following CGI command - /param.cgi?
  8. cmd=pushhostalarm
  9. ● When using DHCP, camera will claim an unique DHCP hostname
  10. ● Built-in recovery functionalities to restore cameras with a failed update. Downgrades
  11. will be limited to this exact version
  12. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
Important notice for update FW, WebUI 1.19: aa

The firmware is now saving all settings before the update and restores them after the update. Please note, that therefor the update can take up to 8 minutes. Usually the update is done after 3-5 minutes. Never unplug the power during an update, stay relaxed... the camera will need a certain time to restore the old settings during the update process.

Show older changelogs: aa
What is new in version 1.20 ?
  1. ● Simple 1-Click update method
  2. ● Offline update with traditional PKG file is optionally available
  3. ● Alarm areas can be activated at preconfigured times
  4. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
What is new in version 1.19 ?
  1. ● Fixed a problem with P2P
  2. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
What is new in version 1.17 ?
  1. ● Fixed problem during automatic summer / winter changeover
  2. ● Fixed problem with which the alarm sound could not be deactivated for IN-6014HD
  3. ● New validation integrated for input fields
  4. ● Security gap closed
  5. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
What is new in version 1.16 ?
  1. ● Problem fixed with P2P connection
  2. ● Enhancements for the P2P connection speed
  3. ● The INSTAR Cloud Recording platform is now available, for more information see:
  5. ● User defined NTP time server is now possible
  6. ● Problem solved with FTP upload
  7. ● Problem solved with authentification when using MJPEG stream or snap.jpg
  8. ● Problem solved that the camera will not restart after changing a port
  9. ● Special character problem solved for Wifi, DDNS, FTP and Cloud passwords
  10. ● Language Strings have been adjusted
  11. ● Problem solved with cloud activation
  12. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
What is new in version 1.13 ?
  1. ● The INSTAR Cloud Recording platform is now available, for more information see:
  3. ● LAN and Wifi Mac address will now be both shown under "System - Info" (if your
  4. camera model has Wifi)
  5. ● The preselection for GMX as the SMTP server was adjusted from to
  6. ● to prevent problems with the Telekom Speedport Router
  7. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
What is new in version 1.12 ?
  1. ● Alarm Server
  2. ● Scheduled daily reboot
  3. ● Email SMTP without authentication
  4. ● Introducing new Wizard
  5. ● User & Guest Accounts can be disabled
  6. ● Syslog translations
  7. ● Fixed issue with deleting camera name completely
  8. ● H264 videos support for all ports in user and guest view
  9. ● Fixed issue with certain email providers (e.g. GMX,, Gmail, AOL)
  10. ● Fixed issue where alarm input, audio alarm and motion detection did not work if
  11. activated at the same time
  12. ● General bugfixes and layout changes
For all Pan and Tilt cameras:
  1. ● Park Position for PTZ models
What is new in version 1.11 ?
  1. ● New h.264 video-stream using the RTMP protocol via the new RTMP Port (see
  2. Network > IP Configuration) which supports Flash Plugin
  3. ● Two different MotionJPEG streams:
  4. 1. MJPEG (Single-Image-Video directly from the camera - NEW and more robust)
  5. 2. JPEG (Single-Image-Video directly from the Web Browser - works with every
  6. HTML Browser)
  7. ● Privacy Mask - You can set up to 4 Areas that are completely 'blacked' out in the live
  8. video
  9. ● Camera Settings are not deleted with an Update
  10. ● H.264 Video Support for Linux via Flash (e.g. with Chromium)
  11. ● Manual SD Card Recording via the Web Interface
  12. ● Two different FTP folder modes:
  13. 1. All Files in one directory
  14. 2. Create a new folder every day
  15. ● You can manually open (grey) and close (red) the alarm output relay using the web
  16. user interface (not available for IN-6001HD and IN-6014HD)
  17. ● New and improved Software Updater (only available after this Update)
  18. ● Camera connected to WiFi network can now switch to another WiFi network (a WiFi
  19. test is not possible due to technical reasons)
  20. ● General bugfixes and improvements
For all Pan and Tilt cameras:
  1. ● Tour Feature
  2. ● One-Step Pan and Tilt control
What is new in version 1.10 ?
  1. ● new signed activeX control plugin
  2. ● fixed issue with audio tone activation via multimedia > audio
  3. ● fixed issue with cameras mobileresolution /tmpfs/auto.jpg used for MJPEG in lower
  4. resolution
  5. ● fixed issue with photo series with fixed name (Bug from WebUI 1.9(213)
  6. ● fixed issue with creating QR code
  7. ● fixed issue with missing sub model number for updater
  8. ● fixed issue with web browser caching the web sites (after the update and one first
  9. initial reload of the webUI the code should completely be loaded from the camera)
  10. ● fixed issue with showing wrong language after Reset, after Backup and after Update
  11. ● fixed issue with video for linux machines
  12. ● fixed issue with reloading webUI to new iframe level
  13. ● fixed issue with loading the overlay with slow response time
  14. ● general code improvement which should lead to singificant increase of the loading
  15. speed of the webUI (especially via camera LAN IP)
  16. ● general bugfixes, changes and typos
What is new in version 1.9 ?
  1. ● Push Notifications are now possible with our App InstarVision (iOS and Android)
  2. ● ActiveX Plugin is now also supported for Chrome and Firefox on Windows
  3. ● Scheduled activation and deactivation of the cameras IR LEDs
  4. ● Solving issues with the 1und1 Email Server
  5. ● A new integrated INSTAR Emailserver is now available to sent emails
  6. ● A second Email receiver can now be added
  7. ● PTZ limitations (for cameras with PTZ)
  8. ● If an alarm is caused the camera can now move to a defined position (for cameras
  9. with PTZ)
  10. ● Alarm signal can be played during alarm. The internal speaker or audio output will be
  11. ● used automatic wifi test
  12. ● language detection through web browser
  13. ● automatic status check of the SD card
  14. ● New NTP Servers
  15. ● Improvements, Bugfixes and TYPOS
What is new in version 1.6 ?
  1. ● Default SMTP settings for 1und1 adjusted
  2. ● Problems with the audio function solved while using P2P
  3. ● Small problem solved when saving alarm actions
What is new in version 1.5 ?
  1. ● Problems with the loss of Gateway is solved (this could have caused the camera be
  2. not reachable anymore or that it doesnt sent any more alarm messages)
  3. ● Extended SMTP settings, predefined standard SMTP servers
  4. ● Refresh function when viewing the LOG file
  5. ● Minor Bug fixes...
What is new in version 1.4 ?
  1. ● Video recording by schedule on SD card
  2. ● Change the number of snapshots (email, FTP, SD)
  3. ● Resolution of snapshots
  4. ● Schedule for photo series
  5. ● Pre-selection of email providers
  6. ● Coupling of alarm input and motion detection (When an alarm triggers e.g. external
  7. motion, and the software of the camera also detects motion within 5 seconds, then
  8. an alarm is generated)
  9. ● Problems with some email providers fixed (GMX, ...)
  10. ● Setup Wizard after reset the camera
  11. ● Fixed GMT + 1 / daylight saving time issues
  12. ● Audio alarm (triggered by noise)
  13. ● Extension to the languages French and Chinese
  14. ● P2P Point to Point connection (supports external access regardless of the Internet
  15. connection via the App InstarVision). Thus, also connections over IPv6, mobile
  16. internet, etc. are possible.
  17. ● Minor bug fixes...

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