Usage & Testing
Once you have the camera setup correctly it is very easy to use. To view the camera anytime you can just type the IP address of the camera into your browser and once you login you are good to go. The main page shows you a live picture of what’s going on, you can zoom in up to 3x and also go into night mode. Using the pan and tilt controls on the camera are very easy and responsive as well. You can also hit the auto patrol button and it will have the camera look around the entire room, it’s pretty cool
This is a wireless camera so you are able to setup the wireless settings so you can put it in any room in your house. To do this just click on network settings then the wireless and you can easily set everything up. There is also an IP filter section where you can setup a IP deny list. You are able to setup DDNS on the camera as well so you can view the camera from the internet.
Obviously if something goes on you are going to want some sort of record of it. This is what the event server is for. Events can either be sent in an e-mail or uploaded to an FTP server. Motion detection is something you are going to want to setup if you want to have events recorded. In the motion detect window there are 2 boxes that you can move and resize. You can place them where you want and also set the sensitivity.
So how are events recorded? If you go down to the event config menu you can create a schedule profile. Profiles are made to tell the camera when you want to record events. Next go into the schedule trigger menu and from the pull down menu select your schedule profile. Then you can set the interval, which is how often a snapshot will be taken. You can either have the snapshots e-mailed to you or uploaded to a FTP server. Also if you have setup motion detection you can have it send snapshots of motion.