My Camera Talked at Me! How to Setup a Camera using Smartlink


New Zmodo wireless cameras support a method of connection called "Smartlink."  If your camera played a voice message that said "Ready for Smartlink" the first time that you turned on the camera, then you will use the Smartlink method to connect your camera to your router's WiFi connection.

 

FOR ZSIGHT

1. First, download the free ZSight mobile app and create a ZSight login using a valid email account.

2. Next, make sure that your Smartphone is connected to the same password-protected wireless connection that you intend to connect your camera to.

3. Login to your ZSight account on the ZSight mobile app and tap the + icon on the upper-right corner of the app screen.

     **If you are connecting more than one camera, make sure to only setup one camera at a time to avoid a network connection conflict.

 

4. Select "Smartlink" from the list that appears when you tap the + icon. 

5. Follow along with the on-screen instructions on the app, and enter the wireless password to your router when prompted, then tap "Next."

6. The camera will attempt to connect to your wireless router.  If the WiFi connection is successful, the camera will play a voice recording that says "Successfully Connected."

   **If the app states that the wireless connection timed out, force-close the ZSight app then re-open the Zsight app.  Then, tap the + icon and select "Search LAN."  Your camera may appear in the LAN list and you can select to add your camera by LAN.  If your camera does not appear in the LAN list, go back and try to add by Smartlink again.

 

7. When prompted, name the camera. You can name the camera anything that you want, but it is necessary to name the camera.

8. When the camera is successfully named, you will be directed back to the Device List in the ZSight app.  Tap the icon on the Device List that represents your camera (according to the name that you just named your camera) and you will be able to view your camera's live video and adjust your camera settings.

 

FOR MESHARE

1. First, download the free MeShare mobile app and create a MeShare login using a valid email account.

2. Next, make sure that your Smartphone is connected to the same password-protected wireless connection that you intend to connect your camera to.

3. Login to your MeShare account on the MeShare mobile app and tap the + icon on the upper-right corner of the app screen.

4. Select "Wireless Device and Smart kit" from the list that appears when you tap the + icon. Then select "Wireless Device"

5. Follow along with the on-screen instructions on the app, and enter the wireless password to your router when prompted, then tap "Next."

6. The camera will attempt to connect to your wireless router.  If the WiFi connection is successful, the camera will play a voice recording that says "Successfully Connected."

   **If the app states that the wireless connection timed out, force-close the MeShare app then re-open the MeShare app.  Then, tap the + icon and select "Wireless Device and Smart kit" from the list that appears when you tap the + icon. Then select "Wireless Device".  Your camera may appear in the LAN list and you can select to add your camera by LAN.  If your camera does not appear in the LAN list, go back and try to add again.

 

7. When prompted, name the camera. You can name the camera anything that you want, but it is necessary to name the camera.

8. When the camera is successfully named, you will be directed back to the Device List in the MeShare app.  Tap the icon on the Device List that represents your camera (according to the name that you just named your camera) and you will be able to view your camera's live video and adjust your camera settings.

 

 

Tags: CH-S1A-WACS, link, smart, smartlink, ZH-IXD1D-WAC, ZH-IZV15-WAC
Last update:
2015-08-04 10:15
Author:
Amanda Mayer
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