FTP Server Setup
Setting up a FTP server on your Windows Computer
Your camera can upload pictures during an alarm event or you can also upload pictures in a defined time period to any kind of FTP server. Besides online offers for FTP servers or Routers which can function as a FTP server you can also set up your local computer or server to function as a FTP server in order to receive pictures from the camera.
Download FileZilla Server
All you need to do is get a FTP tool like FileZilla:
Enter the Filezilla website (1) and download the server edition of FileZilla (2).
Install the Server
If you run into any troubles during the installation process, please follow our installation guide HERE
Start the Server
After installation please start the FTP server.
As the Server Address you should type in localhost or 127.0.0.1 and as Port you can use the standard setting which is (Port: 14147). The administration password can be chosen by you. After submitting with OK the server will be started and can now be configured for your IP camera.
Add a FTP User
Now please set up a user for your cameras account. By clicking Edit and then Users you can access the user settings.
In General (1) please choose Add (2) and type in a user name for your cameras account (3). After that you can choose a password for this account (4) and click OK to save the settings.
Add a local Directory
Now we have to select the folder in which the camera will save the pictures. Please choose Shared folders and then Add to select the folder in which the pictures will be saved on your local hard drive. After selection the folder please mark the folder and set it as the Home Directory by clicking set as home dir. Please also make sure that under "Files" the Read and Write access rights are selected. Sometimes the default setting might be only Read. This would cause that you get a error message if you try to write any files...
Add an Exception to your Windows Firewall
Set your Computers IP Address
In order to set the ftp Server in your IP camera you have to know the computers IP on which FileZilla Server is running. Open the Command Prompt (which can be found in Start - Programs - Accessories - Command Promt under Windows XP / or typy in cmd into your computer search in Windows 7/8/8.1) and type "ipconfig" to display your computers IP address. This IP address is the FTP server address you have to use in your camera's web user interface (see below).
This IP Address might change every now and then if it is assigned to you by your router (DHCP). To assign a static IP address to your Windows PC follow this Instruction.
Configure your Camera for the FTP Upload