Supported Cameras

Technical Requirements

Monocle supports Alexa compatible RTSP cameras that meet the following criteria:

Category Requirement
Streaming protocol(s) RTSP + RTP
RTSP Command support required DESCRIBE, SETUP, PLAY, and TEARDOWN
Video format H.264
Audio format AAC/G711
Feed authentication methods HTTP Digest authentication
RTSP URI responsiveness All responses must occur 6 seconds or less after request received

Camera Database

The information provided below is not intended to be a fully comprehensive listing, but rather a short manually curated listed based off of user feedback we have received. The information provided is to the best of our knowledge but may not be 100% accurate for all camera models.

Camera Manufactuer Model Status Notes
Amazon CloudCam, Ring Doorbell Not Supported Proprietary
Amcrest * Cameras Working
Arlo * Cameras Not Supported Proprietary
Axis * Cameras Working
Dahua * Cameras Working
D-Link * Cameras Working Only models that support H.264 streams
Google DropCam, Nest Cam Not Supported Proprietary
Foscam * Cameras Working Gateway Required
HikVision * Cameras Working
HikVision * NVR Working May Require Gateway
JideTech * Cameras Working May Require Gateway
NetGear Arlo Not Supported Proprietary
Reolink * Cameras Working Gateway Required
Reolink Argus Not Supported Proprietary
Samsung * Cameras Working
SriCam * Cameras Working
Swann DVR/NVR Not Working Alexa refuses to accept RTSP stream
Trendnet * Cameras Working May Require Gateway
Ubiquiti UniFi Cameras Working
Wansview Q2, Q3, Q3-S, W2 Not Working on Select Devices Compatibility Bulletin

Note: Additional information about camera manufacturers and specific camera models can be found in our forums:

Forum Topic: IP Cameras & NVRs

If you are using a Foscam or ReoLink camera or any other camera listed with Gateway Required or May Require Gateway, please see this page for a potential workaround:

Learn More: Monocle Gateway