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Titathink Outdoor Cameras

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  4. 6-5. Task Management web page

6-5. Task Management web page

There are various tasks you can enable on your camera. This section will explain the various tasks and their functions.

By setting up Task Management, you will be able to:

  • Configure Email Alarm.
  • Configure uploading videos onto FTP on alarm.
  • Configure Http Alarm.
  • Configure capturing a live view photo on alarm.
  • Configure capturing a live view photo termly.
  • Configure record onto SD Card on alarm.
  • Configure record onto SD Card continuously.
  • Receive or stop APP notification.

See the Task Management page

  • [Enable] Enable selected Task.
  • [Schedule] Option to choose Always or set a particular schedule. Check Schedule Setup to select the right schedule ID for your task.
  • [Task] Task function. Click on the task to login the task setting screen below.
  • Click Apply to confirm your setting.

In default setting, “Record to storage on alarm” and “Push notification” are both enabled.


Email Alarm Sending/Email Periodic Sending

For automatic emailing you will need both an outgoing email server and one or more email receiving addresses. If you don’t have this information handy you may want to refer to your internet service provider’s help pages or your Gmail or other email program account settings. Following is an example of a proper configuration for using Gmail as the outbound server, which then can send email to any receiving email address.

For Email alarm sending option

a. Enable “Email alarm sending” in Task management page.

Enable No.1 Email alarm sending option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “Email alarm sending”.

Note: Gmail requires that you go to your account settings on Gmail.com and enable the POP feature (Post Office Protocol). If your Gmail account does not have POP enabled, the camera will not be able to send email. 

  1. Snapshot from — Select snapshot stream source which can be “Primary stream” , “Secondary stream” and “Mobile Stream” . For smaller pictures you can select from “Secondary stream”.
  2. Snapshot Duration — The number of seconds that the camera should keep sending emails with attached image after motion stops.
  3. Snapshot Frame Rate — The number of frames per seconds that the camera should keep sending images at when an alarm is triggered. If “Snapshot duration” had a value of 4 and “snapshot frame rate” had a value of 2, you would be getting 2 images each second for 4 seconds in a row, meaning 8 pictures total for each motion detection event.
  4. Alarm Interval — This is the number of seconds for which the camera should stop sending e-mail alerts after the first set. Setting the time to 0 disables this feature. It allows you to designate a time (in seconds) during which new emails are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of emails, you could set this time to 3600 seconds so that after a motion detection event you wouldn’t get any new emails for at least 1 hour.
  5. SMTP server name — Type the name or IP address of the SMTP server you want to use for sending the e-Mails. Please note that some networks do not allow e-mail relaying. Check with your system administrator or Internet service provider for more details.
  6. SMTP server port — The port number of the e-mail server (default is 25).
  7. Secure SSL connection — Select whether your SMPT server requires an SSL connection.
  8. Authentication — Select whether authentication is required by the SMTP server.
  9. User name & Password — Type the user name and password of the e-mail account you wish to use. This field is required if your SMTP server requires authentication.
  10. Re-type password — Re-type the password.
  11. Sender e-mail address–Type the e-mail address of the account you are using to send the e-mail. This will be the address the emails come from.
  12. Receiver e-mail address–Type the recipients’ e-mail addresses for who you want the emails to be sent to. Up to 3 addresses can be entered.
  13. Subject–Subject of the e-mail that is sent. Entering a relevant subject will help identify the alarm better. i.e. “Garage Alarm”.
  14. Message–Type the text you wish to appear in the e-mail. E.g. this is to notify you that your alarm has been triggered.
  15. Click Apply to confirm your setting.

Tips:

  • Notes: Email settings can be obtained from your e-mail service provider. An SMTP email account is required – these are very common if you use POP3 email and some IMAP servers. A true IMAP server will not work. Some ISPs won’t let you use any other SMTP server other than their own (British Telecom BT is a good example of this).
  • Note that if you have a typo in any of this information, the camera would have no way to let you know about that. You just won’t get emails. To summarize, Gmail requires:
    • SMTP server name: smtp.gmail.com
    • Port: 465
    • Authentication: Yes
    • Secure SSL connection: Yes
    • Username must include: @gmail.com
    • Other mail servers have their own unique settings and requirements.
    • Some web mail services such as Yahoo can typically not be used for sending unless you subscribe to optional paid subscriptions like Yahoo PLUS.
    • Receiver mail address: Any email account can be used as a receiving email address, including the same assending email. You can also send email to several receiving email addresses, up to 3 total.
  • NOTE: It is easy to have a typo. The SMTP server name never has an @symbol. On the other hand, email addresses must have an @ symbol.

For Email Periodic Sending option

Instead of using motion detection in Email Alarm Sending, you can also use the “Email Periodic sending” menu to upload pictures at regular time intervals. “Email Periodic Sending” menu is very similar to setting up the “Email Alarm Sending” so please see the above first.

a. Enable “Email periodic sending” in Task management page.

Enable No.2 Email periodic sending option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “Email periodic sending”.

Period Interval — Time interval between snapshots. It allows you to designate a time (in seconds or minutes or hours) during which new emails are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of emails, you could set this time to 60 minutes so that you wouldn’t get any new emails for 1 hour.

Some email server settings to use your camera with popular email providers:

gmail.com

SMTP server name: smtp.gmail.com
SMTP server port: 465
Secure SSL: Yes
Authentication: Yes
Username: YourUserName@gmail.com
Password: xxxxxxx

gmx.com

SMTP server name: smtp.gmx.com
SMTP server port: 587
Secure SSL: No
Authentication: Yes
Username: YourUserName@gmx.net
Password: xxxxxxx

att.net
SMTP server name: smtp.att.yahoo.com
SMTP server port: 25
Secure SSL: No
Authentication: Yes
Username: YourUserName@att.net
Password: xxxxxxx

comcast.net
SMTP server name: smtp.comcast.com
SMTP server port: 587
Secure SSL: No
Authentication: Yes
Username: YourUserName@comcast.net
Password: xxxxxxx

Please NOTE: The most common reason for Email Alerts not being sent is that the cameras Primary DNS IP Address is not set. You can check this on your camera System Report page (On the right top of web page). If it is empty, you can set it on the TCP/IP settings page, set to your Default Gateway address and this should solve the problem .


FTP Alarm Sending/FTP Periodic Sending

If you prefer, you can have the pictures uploaded to an FTP server instead of an email address. There are many choices for FTP servers. For example, you could enable the built-in FTP server function on one of your computers or download free FTP server software such as FileZilla server. Another possibility is to use an online account with FTP access, which is sometimes even available for free with a limited amount of storage. You can download free FTP client software to manage the FTP server, such as FileZilla client. Yet another option for FTP server is to use a standalone NAS (Network Attached Storage) hard drive such as the MyBook World Edition.

For FTP Alarm Sending option

a. Enable “FTP alarm sending” in Task management page.

Enable No.3 FTP alarm sending option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “FTP alarm sending”.

Setup of the FTP alarm sending menu is very similar to setting up the Email alarm Sending/Email periodic sending, so see the explanation of Snapshot from, Snapshot duration, Snapshot frame rate, Alarm interval,Image file name, Suffix of file name from the above.

  • [FTP server name] Type the name or IP address of the FTP server. At a minimum you need the IP address (FTP server name) for your FTP server. The port is almost always 21, and typical servers need a username and password which means “Authentication” should be set to “Yes”.
  • [FTP server port] The port number of the FTP server (default is 21).
  • [Remote path] Input the file directory. It is an optional setting to specify a folder on the FTP server. If you decide to use this feature, you have to make sure that the folder exists on the FTP server with the exact same spelling.
  • [Authentication] Select whether authentication is required by the FTP server. Choose “No” for anonymous access.
    [User name] Type your FTP user name.
  • [Password] Type your FTP password.
  • [Re-type password] Re-type your password.
  • Click Apply to confirm your settings.

For FTP Periodic Sending option

a. Enable “FTP periodic sending” in Task management page.

Enable No.4 FTP periodic sending option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “FTP periodic sending”.

Instead of using motion detection in “periodic ”, you can also use the “FTP Periodic sending” menu to upload pictures at regular time intervals.

[Period Interval]–Time interval between snapshots. It allows you to designate a time (in seconds or minutes or hours) during which new emails are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of emails, you could set this time to 60 minutes so that you wouldn’t get any new emails for 1 hour.


Snapshot to Storage on Alarm/ Snapshot to Storage Periodically

For Snapshot to storage on alarm option

a. Enable “Snapshot to storage on alarm” in Task management page.

Enable No.7 Snapshot to storage on alarm option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “Snapshot to storage on alarm”.

  • [Snapshot from] Select snapshot stream source.
  • [Snapshot duration] The number of seconds that the camera should keep sending images after motion stops.
  • [Snapshot frame rate] The number of frames per seconds that the camera should keep sending images at when an alarm is triggered.
  • [Alarm Interval]–Number of seconds for which the camera should stop sending e-mail alerts after the first set. Setting the time to 0 disables this feature. It allows you to designate a time (in seconds) during which new pictures are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of pictures, you could set this time to 3600 seconds so that after a motion detection event you wouldn’t get any new pictures for at least 1 hour.
  • [Image file name] Name of file image snap shots are saved to [Suffix of file name]. Choose between Sequence number and Date.
  • Click Apply to confirm your settings.

For Snapshot to storage periodically option

Instead of using motion detection (Snapshot to Storage on Alarm), you can also use the “Snapshot to storage periodically” menu to take snapshots at regular time intervals (Snapshot to Storage Periodically).

The [Period Interval] allow you to designate a time (in seconds or minutes or hours) during which new snapshots are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of snapshots, you could set this time to 60 minutes so that you wouldn’t get any new snapshots for 1 hour.


Record to Storage on Alarm/ Record to Storage Continuously

For Record to storage on alarm option

a. Enable “Record to storage on alarm” in Task management page.

Enable No.9 Record to storage on alarm option to make camera performing this task.

b. Access “Record to storage on alarm”.

  • [Record from]– Select the stream from which it should record. It can be “Primary stream” , “Secondary stream” and “ Mobile Stream” . For smaller pictures you can select from “Secondary stream” or “Mobile Stream”.
  • [Post-recording time]–The number of seconds that the camera should keep recording video after motion stops. If there is any motion within this time the camera will keep recording until there is no motion for the duration of this parameter. It can be from 5 seconds to 24 hours.
  • [Split duration]– This specifies the maximum duration of one file. If the recording goes on for longer than this parameter the camera will split the video into a number of files.
  • [Record thumbnail]– Enable or disable thumbnail.
  • [Image file name] –Name of file image snap shots are saved to.
  • [Suffix of file name]– Choose between Sequence number and Date.
  • Click Apply to confirm your settings.

For Record to storage continuously option

Instead of using motion detection (Record to Storage on Alarm), you can also use the “Record to storage continuously” menu to record video at 24 hours or as per your schedule.

Enable No.10 Record to storage continuously option to make camera performing this task. Then click Record to storage continuously.


Send files in storage to FTP server

This function requires camera has a micro SD card inserted. This function will send video files from SD card to FTP server.

Enable No.11 Send files in storage to FTP server option to make camera performing this task. Then click Send files in storage to FTP server.

  • [FTP server name] Type the name or IP address of the FTP server. At a minimum you need the IP address (FTP server name) for your FTP server.
  • [FTP server port] The port is almost always 21. and typical servers need a username and password which means “Authentication” should be set to “Yes”.
  • [FTP server port] The port number of the FTP server (default is 21).
    [Remote path] Input the file directory. It is an optional setting to specify a folder on the FTP server. If you decide to use this feature, you have to make sure that the folder exists on the FTP server with the exact same spelling.
  • [Authentication] Select whether authentication is required by the FTP server. Choose “No” for anonymous access.
  • [User name] Type your FTP user name.
  • [Password] Type your FTP password.
  • [Re-type password] Re-type your password.
  • Click Apply to confirm your settings.

Note: Once successfully transferred, each original file on the Micro SD card is deleted.


Push Notification

Alter the interval time of each notification. The notification is APP notification. Disable APP notification via phone by reading Turn On/Off APP Notification.

Enable No.12 Push notification option to make camera performing this task. Then click Push notification.

  • [Post time]–The number of seconds that the camera should keep alarm message sending after motion stops. If there is any motion within this time the camera will keep sending alarms until there is no motion for the duration of this parameter. It can be from 5 seconds to 24 hours.
  • [Alarm Interval]–Number of seconds for which the camera should stop sending alerts after the first set. Setting the time to 0 disables this feature. It allows you to designate a time (in seconds) during which new alerts are suppressed. For example, if you want to avoid a flood of alerts, you could set this time to 3600 seconds so that after a motion detection event you wouldn’t get any new alerts for at least 1 hour.
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