Setting up Email alerts will allow you to receive snapshots of events via your email. These events can be motion detection, IVS, Face Detection, or other events captured by your device. Each event type must have the “Send Email” option enabled to allow the feature to send snapshots to your email. To set up email alerts, please refer to the information provided below.
Step 1: Open a web browser and access the web user interface (web UI) for your device. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.
Step 2: On the Main Menu, click on Network located in the Management section.
Step 3: Select Email and Enable the toggle switch.
Step 4: Enter the SMTP information for your email. In this example, we will be using Gmail, however other email services can also be used. If using Gmail, type in “smtp.gmail.com”
Step 5: Enter a port number. This is based on the type of encryption used by your email service. In this example, we will be using port 465, which uses an SSL encryption type. If using TLS, the port number will be 587.
Step 5: Enter the email address you will be using in the Username field.
Step 6: Enter the password for the email address in the Password field.
Step 7: In the Receiver field, enter your email address. Enter that same email address in the Sender field.
Step 8: Update the subject line for your alerts in the Subject field. The default subject line will be NVR Alert however this can be changed to anything you would like to use.
Step 9: Make sure the Attachment toggle switch is enabled to enable snapshots to be sent.
Step 10: Click Apply and Test to verify connectivity. Once the test has been successfully sent, click Save to continue.
Step 11: Check your email to see if you received the email test. Now, whenever your camera detects motion, you will get email alerts sent to the email that was set up in the system.
Note: This will include an email with a snapshot of what was seen when the event was triggered.