To setup an IP camera to protect your home using NWatch.me, first you need following hardware and service:
- IP camera with FTP capability
- Broadband internet connection
- Wireless router, in some cases, your broadband modem may work as a wireless router as well. One example is U-verse gateway.
Once you have above hardware and service ready to use, and properly configure IP camera to connect to your home wireless network, you need to enter FTP server information to enable the camera to upload images and videos to NWatch.me.
Register an account in NWatch.me
Create an account is easy, just enter your email, create a password, and you get a free trial.
Add a new camera
Configure camera details
In the camera setup page, configure the settings you want. Click the save button the create the camera.
Name: name of your camera
Alert if motion is detected: allow NWatch.me to send you an email when camera detects a motion and upload an image.
Email subject: you can customize the subject of motion detection alert email.
Alert if camera is inactive: if the camera is inactive than a specified period, send an email alert. This is useful to detect if the camera is disconnected from network.
Max time period that the camera can be inactive:default is 1 hour.
Obtain FTP information
For your camera to be able to upload images to NWatch.me, you need information about the FTP server, user and password. Please follow this instruction to retrieve those information.
Configure camera's settings
Enter the FTP information in your camera setup webpage. One thing to make sure is that the FTP server must set to be in Active mode. In your camera setup webpage, it may be showing "Turn off passive mode".