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 send yourself an email, with attached pictures, when motion is detected.
You will learn how to tell your system what time to send Emails, 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 article 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.)
Table of Contents
- Username: eagleeyenotify (Note the two e‘s between eagle and eye)
- Password **(Do not type the spaces, I have included them here to make it easier to read) ** : muzr ydph cnxk zttr
- SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
- SMTP Port: 587
- Enable SSL/TLS : Checked off
- Sender: Camera Notification (Or something similar, this is what will appear in the subject line of the E-mails)
- Sender’s Address: email@example.com (Again, note the two e‘s between eagle and eye)
- Select receivers: Leave this as Receiver 1 for now. If you would like to send these E-mails to more than one person, you can enter information for Receiver’s 2 as well.
- Receiver: Enter the name of the receiver.
- Receiver’s Address: Enter the E-mail address of the receiver.
- Enable Attached Picture: Checked off
- Interval: Leave at 2s
Step 11: Return to the main screen and use the photos you’ve taken in step 9 to determine which cameras you would like to select. Write down the letter/number combination.
If you have decided that you want to be notified by more than one camera, follow steps 12 to 17 for every camera. When you’re done, exit to the main screen, and then right-click to hide the menu.