How to connect cameras with Ivideon service on board to your account
We will look at two of the most frequently used methods of connecting cameras to Ivideon. Most of the camera models support one of these methods, some - both of them.
Connection using MAC address
MAC address is a unique address that is assigned to each unit of the network equipment. It is usually indicated on the housing of the device.
Most cameras with Ivideon support also support a feature that allows connection using MAC address. The only exceptions are OCO and Philips cameras. You can purchase cameras with Ivideon support in the online shop.
- Go to your personal account.
- Open "My Cameras" tab. In the lower left corner of the page, click "Add Camera or DVR".
- In the wizard window, select "Camera with Ivideon support".
- Enter the name of the camera and its MAC address. Click "Continue".
If everything is done correctly, the camera will appear in your personal account.
Connection using QR code
A QR code is a two-dimensional image containing the encoded information of small volume; often it is an URL. Such codes can be easily read and recognized by cameras of smartphones and other device thus attributing to a wide popularity of QR codes. Some cameras with Ivideon service on board (e.g., Oco, Samsung IvideonCam and Philips) can be connected to an account using a QR Code. For some cameras (e.g., Philips), this is the only available connection method.
To connect the camera using a QR code, you will need your smartphone with installed "Ivideon Surveillance", a Wi-Fi network and the camera. You will need to show to the camera the QR code generated by the mobile application and containing the information about your account and Wi-Fi network. To do this, go to the menu to add mobile application cameras (an icon with a "+" in the upper right corner), select "Add camera with Ivideon support" and follow the steps of the wizard. After your code is read and processed, the camera will be connected to your account and Wi-Fi network.