Surveillance systems are an extremely powerful tool to have in your security arsenal. Having the power to see what’s taking place without actually being there is great. But, what if you want to be directly notified about activity on certain cameras, as they happen, without being glued to your screen? What if you only want to receive these notifications at certain times of day(or night)?

This is where Email notifications come in.

Here you will learn how to trigger an email alert, with attached pictures, when motion is detected. You will learn how to tell your system what time to send them, what day to send them, and what camera to send them from. No more wondering about what you’re going to walk into the next morning!

NOTE: If your recorder is running a different version of software, please try this post instead. (If you have neither version, follow the article that has software that looks most like yours – it’s the same process, it’s just that the buttons are in different places.)

If you have access to your system through a smart device only, however, or just prefer to do things that way, follow this post instead.

Step 1: Right click, enter password if prompted(Send us a message via the form on this page if you don't have this), and then click Configuration.
Step 2: Click Network.
Step 3: From the Network screen, click Email.(Highlighted in screenshot above) and fill out the following fields, as per the screenshot (Written below for better visibility)
  1. Make sure Enable Server Authentication(Labelled “Enable Se…”) is turned on.
  2. Fill in the username as eagleeyenotify (note the two consecutive “e”s in eagleeye)
  3. The password is as follows:
    muzr ydph cnxk zttr
    **DO NOT include the spaces between the sets of characters, they are there to make it easier to read**

  4. SMTP Server:
    smtp.gmail.com
    SMTP port as 587
    Make sure Enable SSL is turned on
  5. Fill out the Sender field as Camera Notify
  6. The Senders Address is [email protected](Note again the two “e”s)
  7. Leave Receiver 1 for now. You can add more recipients afterwards if you wish
  8. Write your name in the Receiver field, and then fill in the email address you would like to have the notifications sent to
  9. Enable Attached Picture should be enabled
  10. Interval setting should be left as is
  11. Hit Apply.
  12. You can now click “Test” to ensure it is working properly. You should get an Email saying “This e-mail is used to test whether your SMTP settings work.”

Step 4: Decide which cameras you would like to be affected by clicking on this link and following the instructions there.

Write down your selections.

Step 5: Go back to the main screen by using the back/exit buttons in the bottom-right corner. Click on Camera.
Step 6: Click on Motion.
Step 7: Click on Settings.
Step 8: Check off each box that corresponds with each number you have written down from step 4. Click Apply. Next, Click Arming Schedule(circled in blue).
Step 9: Circled in red is the area where you select the day of the week to edit. Click to select a different day. Below that is eight columns. Set a range of time in each from anywhere from one minute to twenty-four hours. This layout allows you to set broken intervals of time to receive Emails. Click Apply when you're done!!

Tip: If you plan on making the settings the same for every day, click Apply after you editing one day. Next, click Copy, and then select the days you would like to be the same(They are numbered 1 through 7 representing Monday to Sunday). Click OK, and then Apply.

Step 10: Click Linkage Action, and then Send Email. Click Apply.

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