The Honeywell Vista 21ip alarm panel with with Honeywell Tuxedo Touch keypad is probably the best currently offered burglar alarm system for residences and small businesses.

We received questions about how to integrate Sharx Security cameras into such a system.

We found that some special settings are required.

First, as always, the camera’s IP is reserved in the router as we recommend in the camera’s user guide SCNC3905 Manual .

 In this example, the router had assigned to the camera, and this has been reserved in the router.

 The camera’s standard HTTP and RTSP ports are always the same, and the default is 80 for local cameras.

 However, turns out the TUXEDO won’t accept 80 as an RTSP port. So, in order to convince the TUXEDO that there is a valid RTSP port, the camera’s port was changed to 8150 in the camera’s TCP/IP menu, and of course from now on :8150 needs to be added to the end of all access to the camera.

 The camera’s stream setup is as follows. Note the reduced frame rate, bit rate, and disabled audio in the secondary stream which we’ll use in the TUXEDO:


 Now the TUXEDO has a straightforward configuration with camera type OTHER:


The following stream paths have to be typed in manually:

 And then it works!

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HarryH · March 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

I purchased three of the 2600 series and 6 of the 3905s about two years ago for a house I was having built. Now we are almost ready to install them and this info was great for getting the cameras to work. Everything I read on the Vista site indicated I needed to have a fee service to receive the video. Thanks for the info.

HarryH · August 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

For those using Dynamic DNS, the changed port is also required at the end of the host name. i.e.
Monitoring multiple cameras with DDNS can be accomplished by having a different port number for each camera. i.e. camera_01 port 8150 camera_02 port 8250 etc…

J · February 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

I was able to use these instructions successfully for my newer Sharx Security cameras (2900P and 3904). However, I can’t get my older version 3905 (from 2014) to connect with these directions.

Please advise.

    sharx · February 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    J: We would be happy to email you the update file for your older SCNC3905. We’ll send it to the email address you supplied when you made this post. Or you can contact us using the email address on the back cover of your user guide, or you can fill out the “contact us” web form.

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