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L-View Client Software: Configuring LNC camera motion detection email alerts on PC / Mac

To configure motion detection, use a web browser and the L-View Client software. You can use these to set up email alerts, configure a microSD card (not included) or network-attached storage (NAS) device (not included), and set a recording schedule.

Prerequisites:

  • Download and install the L-View Client software. Click here for more information on locating software downloads.
  • Connect to your camera using the L-View Client software:
  • Ensure your computer and LNC camera are connected on the same network.
  • Ensure a microSD card (not included) or an NAS device (not included) is connected to the camera. It is recommended to format the microSD card before using it with the camera.

To enable motion triggered email alerts:

  1. Launch L-View, right-click on the camera ID under Auto Search, and click Web configure.

    ‚ÄčAccess Web configure

  2. Enter the camera administrator login information. Refer to your user manual for your default username and password.

  3. Click Log in to open the Web Configure window in your default web browser.

  4. Click Schedule > Email/ftp Alarm.

    Email/FTP Alarm Settings window

  5. For Email/FTP Trigger select from the following:

    • Motion: Use video motion detection to trigger email alarms. Video motion detection looks for movement in the image to determine if there is motion.
    • PIR: Use the PIR motion detector to trigger email alarms. PIR is more effective in temperate and cooler climates. For hotter climates, it is recommended to use motion detection.
  6. Select Schedule to enable email alerts.

  7. For Motion sensitivity, select between 1 (High) and 10 (Low):

    • If Motion sensitivity is set to 1, motion detection will be triggered if a moving object is larger than 1% of the video area.
    • If it is set to 10, a moving object must be larger than 10% of the video area to trigger motion detection.

      LIMITATION: Motion sensitivity does not affect the PIR motion detector.

  8. For Trigger Interval, enter the minimum time in seconds that the camera will wait in between email alarms.

  9. For Email Recipient, enter up to 3 recipient email addresses.

  10. Click Save & Apply to save email alarm settings.

REMINDER: If your camera reboots to apply the changes, wait 30 seconds, then double-click the camera in Camera List or Auto Search to reconnect it.

After enabling email alerts, use the same Web configure window to set up recording to a microSD card or an NAS device. For more details on how to configure an NAS device, refer to the NAS device user manual and your LNC camera user manual. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product.

To configure recording to a microSD card (not included):

  1. Ensure a microSD card is inserted into the camera. It is recommended to format the microSD card before using it with the camera.

  2. Launch L-View, right-click on the camera ID under Auto Search, and click Web configure.

    Access Web configure

  3. Enter the camera administrator login information. Refer to your user manual for your default username and password.

  4. Click Log in to open the Web Configure window in your default web browser.

  5. Click Schedule > SD-Card.

    SD-Card Record settings

  6. Select one of the following recording options:

    • Always Recording: Record continuously, to the microSD card.
    • Schedule Recording: Record to your recording schedule configuration, shown below.
  7. For When disk space full select one of the following options:

    • Overwrite: record over the oldest recordings when the microSD card is full.
    • Stop recording: stop recording when the microSD card is full.
  8. Click Save & Apply.

Recording events are now set to record to the microSD card. Next, set up your motion recording schedule.

To configure a recording schedule:

  1. Launch L-View, right-click on the camera ID under Auto Search, and click Web configure.

    Access Web configure

  2. Enter the camera administrator login information.

  3. Click Log in to open the Web Configure window in your default web browser.

  4. Click Schedule > Scheduling.

    Schedule Management window

  5. Select the alarms or events to schedule. Configure up to 12 schedules to meet your needs. Recommended settings:

    • Check the Email/ftp alarm checkbox and select Motion triggered / PIR triggered or both.
    • Check the SD-Card Record checkbox and select Motion triggered / PIR triggered or both.

      REMINDER: These settings will ensure you receive an email alert when motion is detected, and the motion event will be saved to your microSD card.

  6. Select one of the following to configure the times that will be used for this schedule:

    • Every week: Create a weekly recording schedule. Check the days you would like the schedule to apply to. For During time, enter the start time for the schedule on the left and the end time for the schedule on the right.
    • Every day: Create a daily recording schedule. For During time, enter the start time for the schedule on the left and the end time for the schedule on the right.
    • Fixed time: Create a one time schedule (for example, if you are going on vacation, and would like to record all the time). For Start time, enter the exact date and time when you would like the schedule to start and for End time enter the last day of the schedule.
  7. Click Add Schedule.