Set the FTP upload during alarm and photo series
Your IP camera can upload pictures and videos either during a motion alarm or in a time interval. All settings necessary can be done through the web interface of your camera by clicking Alarm - FTP, Alarm - Actions or Recording - Photo Series.
Open the web interface of your HD IP cam and click Alarm - FTP.
|FTP Server||Please enter the address of your FTP server. In the example above we have used a AVM Fritzbox (Router) as a FTP server. This router has a USB Stick connected which provides the storage for the pictures. In our case we have to type in the IP address of the router. If you want to set up your own FTP server on your local computer, you will find a step by step manual here. You can also use a web address as the FTP Server. This can either be an online host service or a DynDns address which connects to a FTP server at another location.|
|FTP Port||Please type in the FTP Servers port which is usually 21.|
|FTP Folder||Fill in the folder you want to upload the pictures inside. By default the folder will be "./" which means that the camera will save the uploads in the root folder of the server. In our above sample the pictures will be saved in the root folder.|
|FTP Username||Please fill in the username of your FTP account. The default username for the AVM Fritzbox is "ftpuser".|
|FTP Password||Please fill in the password of your FTP account.|
|FTP Mode||Here you can choose between (PASV) and active Mode (PORT). The default setting is the mode PORT with which the camera will tell the server its IP and Port. Therefor this mode will also work with passive FTP servers. If the client is behind a router which will use NAT or if a firewall is blocking the clients network from accessing the network, then you should choose the PASV mode.|
Next please submit all settings and test them afterwards to make sure the settings are correct.
Please open the menu Alarm / Actions
In the Overlay which opens please select what the camera should do in case of a motion alarm. The camera can upload pictures to an FTP Server when a motion is triggered. In total 4 pictures will be uploaded in which you can see the object that caused the motion. All pictures will be uploaded in the full HD resolution 1280 x 720. You can also upload videos to your FTP server. Therefore, you will need to insert a SD card into your camera. The video will then be recorded to the SD card and uploaded to your FTP server. You find more information about the settings for motion detection here.
In addition to the upload during an alarm you can also upload pictures in a time interval. Thanks to this function you can create time laps recordings. Please open the menu Alarm / Photo Series.
Please activate that you want to have a photo series uploaded to an FTP server. Next you can choose if the picture should be uploaded with a new file name each time (timestamp) or if you want to have a fixed file name and the file will be replaced each time. Also you can set the time interval in which the picture should be uploaded. The smallest value is 1 second but it also depends on the upload speed of your internet connection. All pictures will be uploaded in HD resolution 1280 x 720.