How Do I Add Camera to Video Insight?

Are you looking to add a camera to your Video Insight system? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of adding a camera to Video Insight.

Step 1: Setting up your Camera

Before you can add a camera to Video Insight, you need to make sure that it’s properly set up and configured. This involves connecting it to your network and ensuring that it’s accessible from your computer.

  • First, connect your camera to your network using an Ethernet cable.
  • Next, configure the camera’s settings according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually involves setting an IP address and port number for the camera.
  • Test that the camera is accessible by pinging its IP address from your computer.

Step 2: Adding the Camera in Video Insight

Now that your camera is set up and configured, it’s time to add it in Video Insight. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Open up Video Insight on your computer.
  2. Select “Cameras” from the main menu.
  3. Click on “Add Camera”.
  4. In the “Add Camera” window, enter a name for your camera in the “Camera Name” field.
  5. In the “IP Address or Hostname” field, enter the IP address of your camera.
  6. In the “Port Number” field, enter the port number that you configured for your camera.
  7. Select the appropriate protocol for your camera (usually either RTSP or HTTP).
  8. If required by your camera model, enter a username and password in the “Login” section.
  9. Click “Save” to add your camera to Video Insight.

Step 3: Configuring Camera Settings

Once you’ve added your camera to Video Insight, you can configure its settings to suit your needs. Here are some of the most common settings that you may want to adjust:

  • Camera Name: You can change the name of your camera at any time by editing its settings.
  • Video Quality: Adjust the resolution and frame rate of your camera’s video stream to optimize performance and storage usage.
  • Motion Detection: Enable motion detection on your camera to trigger alerts or recordings when motion is detected in its field of view. You can adjust the sensitivity and threshold of the motion detection algorithm as needed.
  • Scheduling: Set up a schedule for when your camera should be recording or monitoring. This is useful if you only need surveillance during certain times of the day or week.

Conclusion

Adding a camera to Video Insight is a simple process that can greatly enhance your surveillance capabilities. By following these steps, you’ll be able to add and configure cameras in no time!