Foscam Safari plugin and macOS Sierra and High Sierra

foscam-logoI’ve had two Foscam security cameras (model FI9805W) for a few years, and I’ve been able to view their image and adjust their settings with no problems using the official plugin in Safari, which worked fine on Sierra too.
However, I recently purchased a third camera (model FI9828P V2), and its plugin didn’t work with macOS Sierra.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a post in the Foscam forums that provided a working version of the plugin. I took the liberty of uploading to my blog as well, you can download it from here (here you can find an older version).

UPDATE: The plugin still works with macOS High Sierra, but I found a newer version that works with more cameras, including the FI9851P V3 which I recently purchased.

55 thoughts on “Foscam Safari plugin and macOS Sierra and High Sierra

  1. Thank you Thank you, yes that certainly did the trick! I have been spending hours trying to track the proper plugin! I hate doing upgrades, it takes forever to get it smoothed out. However I am back in the saddle again. Thanks again

  2. This is fantastic… I don’t know how you managed to find it, since I’ve spent so much time searching around the horribly convoluted and mis-represented multiple “foscam” websites / support forums. I found nothing but old plugins and a promise from a couple years ago to update the software to work better with multiple browsers including Chrome which is also broken and still not working. I was just about to give up on the Foscam cameras we have and find a new brand to start over with. Still plan to do that soon, but at least now my cameras are visible again!

    Firmware is another issue for another time.

  3. Thank you!

    I spent easily 2 hours last night trying to get Safari working again with my Foscam to the point I almost bought software. I don’t know why Foscam doesn’t have this posted on their site!

    • I think I did uninstall the old version before installing the new one, you can find it in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins: it’s the bundle named fsIPCamReg.bundle.
      Quit Safari, delete it, and you’re all set.

  4. Thank you! Worked perfectly! I have tried many, many, many things and had resorted to using an old computer that wasn’t yet upgraded. Maybe you should submit to Foscam and have them get it on their site somewhere!

  5. Just spent over 24 hours going round in circles, deleting and reloading he plugin, failed every time.
    Yours worked, just like that, magic! Life saver! Thanks

  6. After upgrading to Sierra 10.12.4 some of my Foscam cameras are again requesting plug-ins installed. Tried re-installing the plug-in you provided (thanks!) but still no connection. Any ideas please?

  7. Hi. I’m not having any luck. The Foscam software eventually times out on “loading”. Using Sierra 10.12.4. Have deleted old plug ins and installed the ones recommended above. Third party software accesses the cameras (a C1 and R2) perfectly, just can’t log into the cameras web software.

  8. How is this suppose to work? As I unzip the downloaded file, it contains an exe file.
    How can I install this on a Mac?

  9. Hi, I have a Foscam R2 and when I try to use the foscam software it just times out. Im using Sierra 10.12.4 with Safari 10.1. It works on my laptop but that is running El Capitan 10.11.6 with safari 10.0.3, I have tried the plugins form this page. But still does not work. Any help would be great..Thanks

  10. For anyone having issues getting this to work, make sure you manually refresh your window. This may then force the certificate challenge window which allows you to “continue” and log in. Hope that makes sense.

  11. I was having lots of problems with my FI9821W V2 using Mac Sierra 10.12.5. Finally emailed Foscam; they told me to download the driver that is up now,

    That seemed to take care of my problems. Camera works fine now.

  12. I have struggled with this darn plug-in issue for a while.
    Tried many of the various recommended solutions and none worked.
    This worked like a charm though.

    Thanks a lot!

  13. With the plugin upgrade, I can now see the video, but if I select the Settings tab it just hangs on “Loading…” so I cannot upgrade the firmware with the important security fix.

  14. strange. for me using your plugin or the one from foscam downloads. it runs the installation process. but no fsIPCamReg.bundle appears? im loosing the will to live with these R2 Cameras now

  15. Thanks for the help! I am however having an issue when I log in, there is no video, its just black. I have verified that the video feed is good on 2 other devices, iPhone and PC. Any ideas?

  16. I have an Ambient HD3 weathercam that I had installed on my Mac. I recently tried to access the camera but was unable to. When I get to the login page, it says the plugins are not installed. They were before and everything was working. When I attempt to re-download the plugins it says my security settings won’t open from an unidentified developer. If I go to my security settings it only gives me the option to open from the App store, or the App store and identified developers. There is an option to open plugins anyway. When I do that it runs the installation successfully. However, when I go back to login, it still says that the plugins are not installed.

  17. Worked flawlessly on High Sierra 10.13.4 and the latest Safari 11.1

    Thanks Luca, much appreciated!

    Ciao, another Luca 😉

  18. BTW, if anyone finds that their Foscam page just hangs on login, once you’ve clicked ‘Login’, start scrolling with your mouse (or swiping down with 2 fingers on the trackpad) and just keep scrolling and the page should load. This trick seems to work for me whenever the Foscam pages hang!

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