How to configure motion detection on D-Link cameras

D-Link cameras can be easily configured to send emails or record to SD card if there the camera detects any motion. You will receive an email with an video or image as attachment.





Screenshots for Advanced Settings through camera IP

  • Motion Detection via email/SD card

Step 1: You need to be login to the camera IP address

Step 2: Click on Setup, Motion detection and enable PIR or video motion (i recommend PIR for shorter distances)

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Step 3: Click on Event setup and  click Add under Server

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Step 4: Select Email, enter your email server details (you should get those details by a simple google search). Click on test, to test your email settings.
(If you wanted to record to an SD card, select SD card and save settings)

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Step 5: Go back to Event setup screen, Create a Media Type. Select Video clip, if you want to receive/save video clips or snapshots if you just want images.

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Step 5: Go back again to Event setup and select Event. Here you specify when to activate motion detection by the camera. Under Action, you will see an option if you created ’email’ server or ‘SD recording’

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Once you setup above steps, the camera will either send you an email about motion detection or get saved to SD card on the camera

You can also enable both SD card & email events at once. Camera can send email & record to SD card at the same time.

You have to create one more event from step 4. Once you create an server, step 5 event will be as below.

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Recording continuously to SD card

If you wanted to just record continuously to the SD card in the camera. Go back to Event setup page, click on ‘Add’ for Recording. Screenshot (33)

Make sure you click Save settings after each and every step.

Now you enabled recording on SD card. click on Setup > SD card
Click on Video for video files or pictures if you enabled snapshots.

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If you enabled continuous recording, files will be under ‘Record’.
If enabled motion detection recording, files will be under ‘Event’

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Files will be named in the format: YYYYMMDD

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Click on the file name .avi to download and open in vlc player to view the video.

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Motion Detection on DCS-960L

Through Camera IP for email

  1. Log into the camera IP address
  2. Click on Setup > Motion Detection. Check the box for Video motion detection. Select the area where the detection needs to be activated.screenshot-128
  3. Click on Setup > Mail
  4. If  you are creating ‘video motion detection‘, enter your email details and click save settings. Click on Test, to test your email settings.screenshot-129
  5. Once email settings are successful, you should receive an test email with the snapshot.
  6. Then click on Video clip on the left menu. Enable Video Clip, Trigger by: Motion. Select Target to Email and click save settings.screenshot-130

Through Camera IP for SD card

  1. Log into the camera IP address
  2. Click on Setup > Motion Detection. Check the box for Video motionscreenshot-128
  3. Click on SD recording on the left menu
  4. Enable SD recording and other recording types and Save settings.screenshot-131
  5. Click on SD Management on the left menu to retrieve recorded videosscreenshot-132 screenshot-133 screenshot-134

Through the mydlink lite app for SD card

Motion detection on DCS-936L through Camera IP -Email

  1. Login to the camera IP
  2. Click on Setup > Motion Detection
  3. Enable Video motion (Make sure you install the plugin)
  4. Click on Video Clip on the left menu, trigger by Motion
  5. Enter your email details, Save settings and Click Test to test your email settings.
    screenshot-114Motion detection on DCS-936L through Camera IP – SD Card

Click on Setup, SD recording


Through mydlink lite app for SD Card recording on Motion

Motion Detection Recording on DCS-2530 – Camera IP

  1. Login to the  camera IP
  2. Click on Setup, Motion Detection
  3. Enable Video Motion and select the area to be monitored and click Save settings
  4. Click on Setup, Event Setup on the left menu
  5. Under Server, click on Add
  6. Create a name for the server, here Email
  7. Enter your email settings and save settings (select SD card , if you want to setup SD Card as Server to record)
    Note: Click on Test to make sure your email settings are correct
  8. Click on Event setup on the left menu, Click on Add under Media
  9. Name the media type, here Video clip and save settings
  10. Go back to Event setup, click Add under Event
  11. Select the trigger settings. enable the event as per screenshot below and save settings.
    Motion detection through email is now complete, you should receive emails whenever camera detects any motion.
  12. If you want to enable continuous recording to the SD Card, Click on event setup, Recording. Select the recording schedule. Select the Destination under Recording Settings (Make sure you created SD card under Server).
    screenshot-90Alternate method: Motion Detection recording through mydlink lite app