XCam2 and Vanguard ICC Setup

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How do I set up my XCam2 cameras and Vanguard Internet Control Center?


Software Installation

First, download and install Vanguard ICC using the link you received by e-mail. (If you didn't get an e-mail with the link in it, fill out our Secure Download Link Form.) Once this is done you are ready to install the USB Video Adapter (model VA11A). Do not connect the USB Video Adapter before installing Vanguard ICC.

When the installation program instructs you to, plug the USB Video Adapter into a USB port located directly on the back of your computer:


The computer will recognize that new hardware has been installed and complete the installation. After the installation finishes, plug the CM19A FireCracker PC Transceiver into another USB port.

Camera Installation

Set the House Code on the wireless transceiver module (model TM751), plug it into an AC outlet and extend the antenna.

Set the House Code on your remote control (model CR12A, or CR14A) and insert 4 AAA batteries. If the cameras are going to be units other than 1-4, follow the instructions that came in the remote’s box to change the scan controls.

Connect the video receiver to the USB Video Adapter. Make sure the receiver is turned on; the power switch is next to the antenna hinge. Adjust the paddle-shaped so that it it faces in the general direction of all the cameras -- sometimes it may be best to point the antenna towards the ceiling.

Set up a camera. Set the House and Unit code on the addressable power supply as you chose above (see Getting Started). Plug the power supply into a free AC outlet. Connect the camera to the power supply. The camera should come on and you should be able to get the picture on your PC. Adjust the antenna so that it points better at the antenna of the receiver. When the camera is set up, turn it off using the CR12A. Repeat these steps for each camera you are setting up.

Software Configuration

Run the Vanguard software. If you get an error message about the VA11A video adapter, please see this article. Register your software, click on the Option tab, then click on the Cameras subtab:

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Click on Camera A1 then change the camera`s type to XCam2 or Ninja, as appropriate. Add an entry for each of your cameras, then click OK.