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 Sensr.net’s 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 1: Hardware Setup
- Step 2: Find camera IP
- Step 3: Configure network access page
- Step 4: Generate FTP credentials
- Step 5: Connect camera to Sensr.net
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Hardware setup
Setting up your hardware is a pretty simple process. Set your camera somewhere with a good line of sight. Then, plug your camera into a wall outlet and connect it to your router with an ethernet cable. Next, you’ll need to find your camera’s IP address.
Step 2: Find camera IP
There are a number of ways to do this; the simplest two being through your router and through 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 us it if you don’t mind it taking up storage. In this guide, I’ll show you how to get your device’s IP address through your router just for the sake of simplicity and disk space.
I’m going to show you the process on a Mac, since that’s the system I’m using, but these steps are just as easy to do from a PC (the PC process is outlined in this article). On your Mac, you’ll want to open up System Preferences, them navigate to System Preferences>Network>Advanced…>TCP/IP. The page should look like this:
Once you have the IP address, just type it into your browser and it should bring you to a network access page. Yours may look different depending on the make and model of your router. Mine looks like this:
If you aren’t sure which device is new, you unplug your camera then plug it back in to see which one disappears and comes back.
Step 3: Configure network access page
Once you figure out which device is your camera, type its IP address into your browser and you will be brought to a page requesting a username and password. Type "admin" for the username and leave the password box blank. Once you submit those, you'll end up at this page:
Select the your browser and you’ll come to a page that looks like this:
Network Access Page
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 it’s onto step four.
Step 4: Generate FTP credentials
Now you’re 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 unique username and password for your HooToo HT-IP210F that tells it to upload images to your Sensr.net account. The important information here is:
- FTP Server
- FTP User name
- FTP Password
Time for the fifth and final step…
Step 5: Connect camera to Sensr.net
Go back to your network access page. Click "Other" on the left menu, then select "FTP settings". The page will look like this:
Copy and paste in your Sensr.net FTP credentials and change the mode to "Passive". Set the upload interval to 1 second. 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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