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How to watch the live video of your hidden security camera on mobile phone

This article covers the general instruction to watch the hidden security camera on your mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or android phone. You will need to download and install the application iCSee on your mobile phone. Watching the hidden security camera on the PC computer requires other PC software.

1. Download free app iCSee Pro

2. Sign up new account.

NOTE: this is the account for iCSee application, not for the hidden security camera. You can choose ”Temporary Login” if you don’t want to sign up.

3. Click “+” on right top screen

4. Click “Add Shared Camera”, Scan the QR code on package box to add the hidden security camera.

NOTE: If you don’t have QR code, Click “add device in the same WLAN” will discover your hidden security camera in local network.

5. Click the narrow on left top screen to return device list

6. Click the device to watch the hidden security camera.

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How to view the recording files on the hidden security camera over PC computer

This article covers the basic instruction to record the hidden security camera to your computer. You will need to install our free PC software and connect your hidden security camera before you can record the video. If you want more flexible recording configuration, you can try the ‘Record plan’ in the software. The ‘record plan’ allows you to set the recording schedule.

1. Click record icon in the live screen. If this is the first time you set the recording, the software will guide to set the recording disk in new interface.

2. Choose Storage disk, return to Live screen, the record icon will change to Blue once the software start recording. Click the record icon again, the software will stop the recording.

3. Return to main, click “Playback” to enter playback screen

4. Mark the check box to select the hidden security camera, Click “Local” to playback the video in PC

NOTE: You should stop recording before you can find the latest recording video in the computer.

5. Click “search” button, the available video will display at the bottom.

6. Click the footage you can start watching the video.

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How to view the recording files on mobile phone

This articles cover the instruction to view the recording files in the hidden security camera. You need to install the Macro SD card before hidden security camera can record the video on board. The TF memory card is sold separately. You also can choose to record the hidden security camera to your computer without extra cost.

1. Click device on the app

2. Click “View playback”, the app will start playback the recording video on hidden security camera

3. Tap the calendar on the top right, you can change the data of recording.

4. Click the speaker icon to hear the voice

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How to setup push message notification in your hidden security camera

The hidden security camera can send push message or email to your mobile phone when it detect the change in the sense. This feature allows you to know when someone enters into your property. This article covers the general information to enable the notification in your hidden security camera.

1. Tap the setting on the top right screen in live.

2. Click the ‘Alarm Setting’

3. Enable ‘Open Alarm’

4. Set ‘Alarm Interval’. The hidden security camera will ignore the motion detection until the alarm interval is expired after the first notification.

5. Customized the alarm schedule on ‘Alarm time’

NOTE: The push message may not work in your area due to the network constraint. In this case you can set email notification.

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How to setup motion detection area for hidden security camera

This article covers the basic information to set the motion detection area thru your PC software. You can ignore this process if you are satisfied with default setting for motion detection notification. However, disable some area from motion checking by hidden security camera such as the trees, bushes can reduce lots of false alarm.

1. Install and login our free PC software

2. In the ‘Live’ Screen, Right Click the device name, select ‘Config’

3. Click ‘Video Detect’ from Alarm Config

4. Click ‘Setting’ next to Region, Disable the area you don’t want motion checking by the camera. Click OK to save

NOTE: The blue block is the selected area.

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How to install SD memory card to your hidden security camera

Most of our hidden security camera have TF card slot which support live video recording in the camera after you insert your SD memory card. The hidden security camera support up to 128G. Above class 8 SD memory card is recommended. The hidden security camera will be recycling record from the beginning once the space is full. Dis-connect power from hidden security camera before you insert a new Macro SD card. You never need to take off the Macro SD card to watch the video. You can watch the recording video on the hidden security camera over mobile phone.

1. Insert the Macro SD card to card slot on hidden security camera.

2. Power up the hidden security camera

3. Login the app, Click the setting icon on right-top

4. Click “storage management” to check the SD card memory space in the hidden security camera

NOTE: Click ‘Stop’ will disable the recycling record.

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How to connect your hidden security camera to WiFi network

If your hidden security camera supports WiFi connection, you can connect the camera to your home network over WiFi without hardwiring back to your router. In this article, we will show how to connect the hidden security camera to WiFi network using the application on your mobile phone such as iPad, iphone, android phone. You will need to install our free app iCSee on your mobile device. Download the application from apple store or google play. Following the below instruction, the application will pass the name and password of your WiFi router to your camera, so the camera is able to connect the WiFi successfully.

1.  Power up the hidden security camera and wait for 1-2 minutes.

2. Login the iCSee application.

3. Click “+” top-right on screen. Choose “Add Shared Device”

4. Scan the QR code on the box, Name the camera, Click “Save”. You should see your hidden security camera appear on the smart device list with “offline” status.

5. Click “+” top-right on screen again. Choose “Add My Device (AP mode)” this time.

6. Click Next Step, choose “To Set the WiFi”

7. Connect the your mobile phone to network of your hidden security camera.

NOTE: The password is “1234567890”

8. Return the iCSee application, wait until the radar counts down to zero.

9. Click the return until you see the “Smart Device”, Refresh the list, your hidden security camera should be online now.

NOTE: If the camera is not online, press reset button for 10 seconds, the camera will be default, start from step #2

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How to Connect hidden security camera with PC software

If your hidden security camera supports both Ethernet cable and WiFi connection, you always can connect the camera to the network before you use the WiFi. The Ethernet cable connection is simple and reliable. You will need to link the hidden security camera to your switch with Ethernet cable. The status LEDs inline the pigtail cable will keep flashing when the camera is linking to your network successfully. The below instruction covers the general steps to configure the WiFi setting on your hidden security camera.

1.  Download and install the PC software with below URL

goo.gl/QTSKqP

2. Click the icon to login the software.

NOTE: both username & password is “admin”

3. Press “Add Camera”. The software will discover your hidden security camera automatically, then add the hidden security camera to the PC software

4. Return “Main”, Click “Monitor”, double click the hidden security camera name to watch the live video in the device list

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How to connect hidden security camera to Onvif 3rd party Recorder

Most of our hidden security camera support onvif protocols. You should find the profile-S in the specification. You can easily connect our onvif hidden security camera to 3rd party VMS software or onvif standalone NVR for video and audio. The audio requires add on microphone. The default onvif port is 8899 with our hidden security camera. Profile-S doesn’t guarantee onvif recorder can receive the motion detection message from our IP spy camera unless the recorder support message notification structure.

1. Click icon “System configure” and select “IP camera install”, a new dialog pop-up.

2. Click “Add camera”

3. Fill in the IP address, HTTP port

NOTE: HTTP port is the onvif port in the camera (default 8899)

4. Fill in the username and password.

5. Select “Onvif” from device, video profile will pop up in the screen.

6. Click “OK” to save. Now you can assign the camera to a specific channel and watch the live video.

 

Connect our hidden security camera to standalone onvif recorder will be similar as the VMS software. Normally you can use the built-in auto discovery function to detect our hidden security camera. Check the onvif port is 8899 in default.

 

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How to add microphone audio pick up to hidden security camera

The hidden security camera with RCA connector at the pigtail support audio input. The microphone is not included. You will need to order an add-on microphone and connect the microphone to the hidden security camera. Most of the microphone pick up is activated device, which mean it requires DC12V power source. You can share the DC12 power from your power adaptor. The below is the diagram how to connect microphone to your hidden security camera. You may also need to enable the audio function through iCSee application.

Connection diagram

1. Login iCSee application on mobile phone.

2. Click the camera in the device list

3. Click the setting icon top right on screen.

4. Choose “Advanced Setting”

5. Enable “Video Audio”

Return to the live video, press the speaker icon on the tool bar, you can hear the audio