Lorex by FLIR provides email services to customers who have NVR systems connected to the Internet. If issues arise using the default Lorex email, we recommend switching to a third-party email account such as Gmail or Yahoo!. If you wish to set up a third-party email account with your NVR, you will need to enable Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) in your account.
To enable SMTP:
To set up third-party email:
In the Email / SMTP window check the Enable checkbox and enter the following information:
SMTP Server: The SMTP server address.
Port: Port number for the email address.
Anonymous: Check this box if the server supports anonymous logins.
REMINDER: Most email providers do not accept anonymous emails.
User Name: Enter the email address for the sending email account.
Password: The sending email account's password.
Receiver: The email address that will receiving alerts.
Sender: The email address that will sending alerts.
Subject: The default subject line of the email.
Attachment: If this box is checked a snapshot image of the alert will be attached to email alerts.
IMPORTANT: You must enable the Snapshot option for motion detection on each camera you would like to receive attachments from.
Encrypt Type: Click the encryption type of the email provider being used.
Event Interval: Enter a time interval between motion alert emails.
Some third-party email providers such as Gmail will require an update to email settings to receive these alerts.
To update Gmail settings to receive motion alerts:
In the Email / SMTP window on your NVR, click Test to send a test email.
REMINDER: It can take a few minutes for the email to arrive. Be sure to check your junk / spam folders.