makes it easy to Watch Your Stuff with an Internet-enabled Wireless camera. The Trendnet TV-IP110W
is one such camera that is often available on Amazon for a good price ($67 in January 2011). This article takes you through the steps to add a new camera to your Sensr account and program your Trendnet TV-IP110W to send its images there. Many other brands of Network Cameras (both wired and wireless) have FTP-upload capabilities too. If you have one of them, you may find this article helpful in setting it up.
Add a New Camera to your Sensr Account
Login to Sensr using your Facebook username and password. Select the “My Cameras” page. Here you will see thumbnails of the latest images from your cameras. To add a new camera to your account, click on the big green button labeled “Add New Camera.”
Select the “Add New Camera” button on the “My Cameras” Page
Tell Sensr About your Camera
On the “Camera Info” page you should fill in the fields marked with arrows. Give your camera a name that you like. Select an appropriate timezone. When you are done, click the “Add Camera” button at the bottom.
“Add New Camera” Setup Page
The “Add Camera” step allocates a new Camera Server on Sensr to watch your DCS-920. As part of creating a server, Sensr has created a new FTP account for your DCS-920 to upload its images to. The FTP credentials are displayed on the following page. The important bits of information are
- the FTP server,
- the FTP Username, and
- the FTP Password.
These three items of information need to be entered into the camera.
Tell your Camera about Sensr
Now we turn our attention to programming the TV-IP110W so that it sends its images to Sensr. You should have already gotten your camera added to your network. Now, navigate to your TV-IP110W Home Page, make sure you see a live image on the “Live View” page.
From the Home page, select the “Setup” tab.
And from the “Setup” Page, select the “Event Server” page. Click on the ‘FTP’ link in the sub-menu.
The FTP Setup Page is where you enter all of the detailed parameters – including the FTP Credentials created for you by Sensr.
- In the “Host Address” field, enter the “FTP Server” from Sensr. (In our example it is “f6.sensr.net”.)
- In the “User Name” field, enter the “Username” from Sensr. (In our example it is “cam205″.)
- In the “Password” field, enter the “Password” from Sensr. ( In our example it is “itbazlmx4t”.)
There are a few other parameters we want to set in the camera. We want to tell the TV-IP110W to upload a new image every second, for that, navigate to the “Event Config” tab, then select the “Schedule Trigger” link on the sub-menu.
Be sure to select the “Enable” in the “FTP schedule” frame. Also set the upload frequency to “One Frame Per Second.” using the “Interval” parameter.
Don’t forget to save the changes by clicking the “Apply” at the bottom of the page.
At this point, you are done! You can close the browser window programming your Camera and go back to Sensr. Click on the “Take Me To My Camera” button to see the Gallery view of images coming from your camera.
Now you can share your camera and its images with your friends on Facebook. Have fun!