Security Guide

How to Set Up and Connect an IP Camera

IP camera is a type of digital video camera that receives control data and sends image data via the Internet. It can work independently as a standalone surveillance device without a DVR/NVR. As we know, DVR or NVR is mainly designed to store the security camera footage. So, all you need to do is to insert a microSD card into the IP camera so it can also record video independently.

IP camera can be connected to the internet with or without a network cable. However, some people may come across difficulties to set up and connect the camera. So today I want to walk through all the aspects about how to set up and connect an IP camera.

Taking the ZOSI outdoor IP camera for example, below are the three ways to accomplish the security camera setup via Android smartphone.

Wired Connection

 

Step 1. Charge your wireless security camera with the power adapter.

Step 2. Use a RJ45 cable to connect the camera to network.

Step 3. Download the free security camera software ZOSI Smart.

Step 4. Enter camera UID (scan QR Code on the sticker) and password (default password: “admin”) to add the camera device; tap “+” at the upper right corner to complete.

Step 5. Tap the screen and then you can view the IP camera over Internet.

 

 

 

 

Convert Wired Connection to Wireless Connection

If you have added the camera to the Zosi Smart successfully and want to change from wired connection to wireless connection, then follow the steps presented below:

 

 

Step 1. Tap the “Settings” button at the upper right corner of the viewing screen and select “WiFi Setting” to proceed with wireless configuration.

Step 2. Select network and enter the corresponding WiFi password

Step 3. Tap “Confirm” to finish the WiFi settings and unplug the network cable.

Step 4. Tap the screen and then you can view the IP camera via wireless connection.

 

 

Wireless Connection

Step 1. Charge your wireless security camera with the power adapter.

Step 2. Download the free security camera software ZOSI Smart.

Step 3. Tap “WiFi Smartlink” on the device adding page and enter the corresponding WiFi password.

Step 4. Choose “Manual Config” to search the corresponding camera device (the searching process may take 1-2 minutes; camera without a built-in speaker will not hear the voice prompt).

Step 5. Select the corresponding camera device (using UID); enter the camera UID and password on the device adding page.

Step 6. Tap the screen and then you can view the IP camera over Internet.

 

 

Here is an operation guide video to show you how to connect the ZOSI IP camera.

Note: The above steps apply to the connection of ZOSI non-battery powered wireless IP security cameras. Cameras from other brands may have different rules.

For more features about the ZOSI outdoor IP camera, please see the introduction video below.