How to setup AXIS Network Camera with Ugolog
This article describes how to use new AXIS network cameras with Ugolog.com service.
Benefits of using Ugolog.com with AXIS cameras
- No computer required
- No external hardware required
- No network/firewall setup required
- 30-days history
- Frame-by-frame playback
In this article I use M1011-W. But as far as I know any AXIS camera with firmware 5.0 and higher should work (M1011, M1031, M210, M211, M221, etc)
“Setup for camera with Firmware 4.30”http://cdn.ugolog.com/pages/setup-axis-210-network-ip-camera-with-ugolog
This article assumes that you know how to do initial configuration of AXIS camera. I was following user manual for M1011 from AXIS website
Step 1. Make sure you have compatible firmware on your camera. Should be 5.0 or higher
Step 2. Set date and time on camera and make it show date on each image.
Step 3. Configure Ugolog.com as Event Server
Create new event server
Sign in to your Ugolog.com account, go to Settings and copy-paste first one of the URLs from “IP Cameras” section.
Step 4. Configure motion-detection event
Step 5. Setup motion detection sensitivity
Go to motion detection setup window (only works in Internet Explorer) and set sliders on your right to following values
Object Size = 15
History = 90
Sensitivity = 85
Move/dance/jump in front of the camera while looking at the “activity” window in the bottom left. Camera will draw histogram of detection motion in real time. The thin black line in the bottom of the “activity” window is threshold.
Adjust Sensitivity and Object Size sliders till you get reliable motion detection. You want it set on values that humans do trigger motion, but pets and other obstacles (trees, cars, etc.) do not.
I am not sure how exactly History affects motion detection, so I always keep it at 90.
Now if you go to Ugolog.com WATCH section you should see your camera there with few images.
Step 6. Optional – match image size in camera and in the player
What to do if your camera does not show up in Ugolog.com WATCH section.
- Re-check steps 3 and 4
- Go to camera system log, copy-paste log details and send to firstname.lastname@example.org