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How to Setup D-link Camera on SharpvueCam

 This article explains how to setup a D-Link IP camera with SharpvueCam to enable cloud storage and other features.

First you want to get your D-Link camera on the network. Follow your camera's documentation.

Now follow the Generic MJPEG documentation to set up your camera on SharpvueCam, then return to this article which explains how to configure motion detection on your D-Link.

Note: Some D-link cameras have slightly different interfaces, so we will be labeling the images as "Interface #1" (D-Link DCS942L) and "Interface #2" (D-Link DCS2332). The instructions remain the same for both.

Login to your D-Link camera and go to the Video Clip tab. Remember the credentials you have for your FTP camera, enter them here. Make sure to set “Trigger by” to “Motion”. Note: Oddly some D-Link models don't have a “Test” button for the FTP which is quite annoying. So the only way to know if the FTP credentials is working is to check the system logs (found under the Status -> Log tab). But if you do have a "Test" button make sure things are working now.




Now let’s setup up motion detection. Going to the Motion Detection tab you need select “Enable Video Motion” and then drag your mouse over the camera window. Motion will be detected within the area that you select, and will be ignored outside it. I normally select the entire window. Save Settings.

Interface: #1
 

Interface #2

 
That’s it. If you follow these steps you will have your D-Link setup with motion detection recordings.
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