How to Setup The HooToo HT-IP006N With Cloud Recording
The HooToo HT-IP006N is the outdoor camera model produced by HooToo, the company that made the camera I wrote about the other day. Like this other camera the HooToo HT-IP006N has a number of top of the line features and a very accessible UI. This one is more expensive than the last one coming in at $299. It is no small purchase but gets great reviews on amazon so it is definitely worth consideration. Of course the best part about this camera is that it is compatible with Sensr.net. This tutorial will show you how to get your camera setup and recording to the cloud.
First you’ll need to setup your hardware. Just plug the camera into a power source and your router. Make sure you put your camera in a place where it will have the most effective line of sight. Once you’ve got your camera plugged in you are going to need to find it’s IP address. You can do this buy using their software or going through your router. I’ll show you how to go through your router.
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 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:
Congratulations, 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!