How to setup the Vivotek PT7136 with Sensr.net

 

Vivotek PT7136

Vivotek PT7136

The Vivotek PT7136 is perfect for use with Sensr.net. It goes for about $300 and you can grab one on the link above. Setup is pretty easy here so you should be able to get hooked up to Sensr.net in no time! To start just plug in the camera to both the wall and your router via ethernet. Give the camera a few minutes to get booted up and obtain an IP address. Once the Green LED starts blinking at about one blink per second you are good to start setting things up on the software end.

At this point you have two options you can just go directly to the network page or use the included software to setup the camera on your local network. If you want to setup a password you must use their software before going to the network page. If you want to add a password to the network page read the next paragraph (suggested), if not  get the IP address from your router’s admin page under attached devices by looking for your devices MAC address which is shown on the bottom of the device.

The included software only has a few pages that are easy to follow; however, you may have some trouble finding the Serial Number (MAC Address) Located on the underside of the camera. Once you have installed the software, and linked it to your device it will guide you through the setup process which will end by prompting you to add a password you can continue to the network page using the IP address listed in the setup wizard. Two important things to know here are that the default username and password are admin and the password is blank and there is no password recovery method. If you forget your password you have to restore factory settings and set it up again.

Once you have the camera’s IP address simply type that into your browser. Once you enter your password, or if you have no password set up just do nothing, you will be taken to the network page. The site may ask you to install a plug in, which you should. In the end you should end up at a page that looks just like this:

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Go add a camera at Sensr.net

Simply log into your Sensr.net account click the Add Camera button. Sensr.net has a free one week trial, so give it a go and see if it works for you.  (It’s free to setup an account with Sensr.net. Camera monitoring starts at $9.95/month after your free trial is up.)  Once you login you’ll see a page like this:

sensr add camera

Next you’ll see a page like this where you can set the timezone for your camera, give it a name, and tell us the model.  Cameras default to private but you can make them public if you want to share them with the world.

Name your camera and give us some basic info about it.

Name your camera and give us some basic info about it.

After that, we’ll generate some FTP credentials for your camera. This generates a login for your TV-IP310PI to where it can upload images via FTP. This tells your camera where to upload the images. The important information here is:

  1. FTP Server
  2. FTP Username
  3. FTP Password

Save these so we can add them to your camera later.

FTP credentials

FTP credentials

Let your camera know about us

Add /setup/mailftp.html to the end of the camera’s IP address (in the other tab) to get to your Vivotek’s FTP setup page. It should look something like this:

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The port should stay 21. Under server address just copy and paste the FTP server from the Sensr.net add camera page. The username is unique to your camera so use whatever you got from Sensr.net’s add camera flow. Ditto for the password. Best to copy and paste it so you don’t make a mistake. You can leave the other options as they are.  We ignore them on our side.  Click the Save button and the Vivotek PT7136 should start uploading to Sensr.net.

On the Sensr.net side the page should go from this:

Waiting for upload

Waiting for upload

To this:

Success!

Success!

Give yourself a pat on the back because now you’re done with the camera config. You’re camera is now on Sensr.net. We’ll archive all the motion events, giving you 30 days of archives, SMS and email alerts, guest access, and a whole lot more.  You can view the live stream on our website or in our apps.  No firewall configuration is needed;  No PC in the basement required.

If you have any problems, send email to info@sensr.net and we’ll try to help you out!