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  • In order to get alarm recordings, please follow the 3 steps below to configure your CMS.

    Step 1: Setup the Motion Alarm Settings.
    Please double click to choose your camera on the area you created, then go to SettingsSystemMotion Detection menu.
    See the Picture 1, ① click “Enable” firstly, ② check “Record” for alarm action, ③ set your alarm schedule, and ④ set your motion detection area. Do not forget to click on “Save” after you finish settings.

    Note:

    1. Please DO NOT forget to set the alarm schedule, camera can only alarm within the red time ranges;
    2. Please DO NOT forget to set the motion detection area, camera can only alarm when there is motion within the areas which covered by red grids;
    3. Please make sure your camera time is correct.

    Step 2: Enable Local Alarm Record

    At this article, we will guide you to save the alarm record to your local hard driver. Please check “Enable Local Alarm Record” at “Record”-->“Local Alarm Record” menu.


    Picture 2

    Note:If you want to store alarm recordings to SD card or FTP server, you have to configure Recording Location when login your camera via IE, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

    Step 3: Setup the Storage Location

    Please go to Record and Alarm, select and change “Record Path” to a folder on your local hard driver. Remember to “Save” the settings.


    Picture 3

    Note: The blue “Record time” is for “Schedule Record”, not “Alarm Record”. If there is motion triggered, camera will alarm and you can receive alarm recordings to your storage path.

  • To view your cameras on CMS, please follow the steps below to setup your settings.

    Step 1:
    Log-in CMS, input the CMS username and password.

    Step 2:
    Login CMS, go to Settings --> Cameras section, click Search Cameras to find all your cameras in LAN.

    Step 3:
    Select the camera you want to added, then click Add camera. It will pop up the Camera Manage window, please input the basic infos of this camera, then click OK. Note

    1. Media port is same as your Http port;
    2. Input your camera’s login user and password, both are case sensitive;
    3. You can leave “Area” as default or choose the one you have created;
    4. For the Type field, MJ cameras choose MJPEG, HD cameras choose ZY_H264.

    Step 4:
    Go back to Live Video page. On the left Area window, please drop down the “default” area, you’ll find the camera just added. Click on the camera icon to connect, then you can view your camera video in LAN.

    Attention:
    If it doesn’t show the four buttons (Audio, Record, Capture and Talk) like the above screenshot, that means you didn’t add the camera succeed. Please make sure the username and password of your camera are correct, you can check them by logging the camera on web page, like IE, Chrome or Firefox.

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  • To remotely view your cameras on CMS, please follow the steps below to setup your settings.

    Step 1:
    Launch Foscam Client software, go to System > Add Camera, click on Add Camera.

    Step 2:
    Please enter camera’s WAN IP/DDNS, port, user and password of your camera in the pop up window. Remember to click OK to save the settings.

    Note:

    1. For remote access, please fill the “IP” field with the External IP of your camera, or the DDNS of your camera. For example: you can input 182.253.101.33 or
      ab1234.myfoscam.org (No “http://” or “port number” in front of or at end of the your IP/DDNS);
    2. Media port is same as your Http port;
    3. Input your camera’s logining user and password, both are case sensitive;
    4. You can leave “Area” as default or choose the one you have created;
    5. For the Type field, MJ cameras choose MJPEG, HD cameras choose ZY_H264.

    Step 3:
    Go back to Live Video page. On the left Area window, please drop down the “default” area, you’ll find the camera just added. Click on the camera icon to connect, then you can view your camera video in WAN.

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