How to Setup the HooToo HT-IP210F with Cloud Recording
The HooToo HT-IP210F is a great camera for the price. Coming in at just $59.99 on amazon this camera is definitely on the less expensive end of IP cameras but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. The HooToo HT-IP210F comes with a lot of great features and a fairly intuitive UI. This is also a very sleek looking camera and perhaps less of an eye sore than some other IP cameras on the market today. This tutorial will show you how to get yours setup with cloud recording.
The level of technical skill among our readers varies a lot so I like to break these tutorials up into steps so readers can skip around to the parts they need to read.
- Step one: Set up your hardware
- Step two: Get your camera’s IP address
- Step three: go to your camera’s network access page
- Step four: get FTP credentials from Sensr.net
- Step five: tell you camera about your Sensr.net FTP credentials
Lets get started.
Step one: Set up your hardware
Hardware is pretty simple on this camera. The setup needs to be done over wired connection so just setup your camera somewhere with a good view and plug it into a wall outlet and an ethernet cord connected to your router.
Step two: Get your Camera’s IP address
There are a number of ways to do this. The simplest two are to go through your router or use the software that comes with the camera. The software that comes with the camera is pretty self explanatory and not difficult to follow so feel free to do that if you like. I will show you how to get the IP address through your router just because it is a useful skill and I don’t like to install software onto my computer.
I will show you how to do this on a mac (because I am writing from a mac) but it is also very easy to do from a PC (the PC process is outlined in this article). On my mac it is under system preferences>Network>Advanced…>TCP/IP. The page looks like this:
Once you have the IP address just enter it into your browser and it should bring you to a network access page. Everyone’s looks different depending on the make and model of their browser. Mine, for example, looks like this:
If you aren’t sure which device is new you can always unplug your camera then plug it back in to see which one disappears and comes back.
Step three: go to your camera’s network access page
Type this IP address into your browser and you will come to a page requesting a username and password. The username is admin and their is no password. After entering those you will come to this page:
Choose the one that matches your browser. Then you’ll come to a page that looks like this:
From this page you can control every part of the camera. Feel free to explore this when you have time and find out how to work all of you camera’s features. For now its onto set four.
Step four: get FTP credentials from Sensr.net
Now you are ready to setup stuff from the Sensr.net side of things. We will store all your recorded data in the cloud so you can access it from any device, anywhere. We have a number of different plans but the first week is always free so just set it up and give it a try. If you don’t like it you don’t need to continue to a payed plan. Log into your Sensr.net account click the Add Camera button. Once you login you’ll see a page like this: 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. After that, we’ll generate some FTP credentials for your server. This generates a login for your HooToo HT-IP210F to where it can upload images via FTP. This tells your camera where to upload the images. The important information here is:
- FTP Server
- FTP User name
- FTP Password
Time for the fifth and final step…
Step five: tell you camera about your Sensr.net FTP credentials
Go back to your network access page. Click on other on the left menu than choose FTP settings. The page will look like this:
Copy and paste the credentials you got earlier and change the mode to passive. Change the upload interval to 1. Hit submit.
Go back to the Sensr.net tab and it should look something like this:
Now that you’re 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.
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