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.
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
First, you’ll need to setup your hardware. Plug the camera into an outlet, then connect it to your router with an ethernet cable. Make sure you set your camera somewhere with a good line of sight. Once you’ve got your camera plugged in, you’re going to need to find it’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 can always unplug your camera then plug it back in to see which one disappears and comes back.
Step 3: Configure 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:
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, its onto step four.
Step 4: Generate FTP credentials
Now you’re ready to configure your Sensr.net account. If you don’t have a Sensr account, feel free to go ahead and sign up. While we offer a number of different subscription plans, the first week is always free, so why not give it a shot? We’ll store all your recorded data in the cloud so you can access it from any device, anywhere; and if you don’t like it, you can cancel anytime.
Once you’re logged into your Sensr.net account, click the Add Camera button. You’ll see a page like this:
Next you’ll see a page where you can set the name, model, and timezone of your camera. Cameras are set to private by default, 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 send the images. 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:
Congratulations, now you’re done with the camera config. Your 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!