Order Cloud NVR M100X / C100X Image Recording Bundled Service


Components of Cloud NVR - M100X / C100X

Hardware

  • X (1-10) pre-configured wireless & wired day-&-night IP cameras with motion detection;
  • 1 pre-configured Wireless N Access Point delivering superior security and signal strength;

Software

  • CameraFTP Viewer App for iOS, Android, WP and Windows;
  • Browser-based Viewer for Windows and Mac;
  • Live viewing and playback from anywhere;

Service

Cloud storage for 7-day motion-triggered or continuous image recording with:

  • 640 x 480 image resolution;
  • 1 image/2s;
  • 7-day retention; can be upgraded to up to one year.
  • Share or publish cameras, access recorded files.
Download NVR-M100X/C100X Manual in PDF format
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Cloud NVR - M100X / C100X Bundled Solution integrates X D-Link DCS-932L or 934L cameras (one of the most popular IP camera models) and one Wireless-N 300Mbps Access Point with CameraFTP's Cloud surveillance and storage service.

Cameras are pre-configured to connect with the included Wireless AP. If a motion is detected, M100X will upload image snapshots to CameraFTP's cloud storage via FTP; C100X wil upload continuously.

The bundled cameras and cloud service plan are carefully chosen to strike a balance among image quality, bandwidth usage, hardware cost and service price. It does not offer top quality image resolution, which could make your Internet connection painfully slow. At 640x480, it is more than sufficient for monitoring your front door, living room, backyard and other areas around home. The underlying advantage to this plan is its' use of less than 160Kbps upload bandwidth per camera at peak usage, with a significantly smaller average. As a result, your Internet connection speed will not be affected even when using slow ADSL. Many other cameras require much more bandwidth, which will affect your Internet speed dramatically and cause cameras to become unreliable.

By default, our Bundled Solution offers unlimited cloud storage for storing up to 7-days of data. For longer retention days, please contact CameraFTP support.

1-10 camera cloud NVR system that works out of the box
Supports Wi-Fi, no network / video cabling is required;
Includes unlimited video cloud storage, no local storage is required;
Your recorded data cannot be destroyed by any intruders;
Live view or playback from anywhere on any devices.
Includes a dedicated wireless router delivering superior security and signal strength.

Since it is a pre-configured solution, it works out of the box. Please note that Broadband Internet Connection is required.

Start Recording

  • Power on the Wireless AP and connect it with your Internet router (such as your broadband modem or wireless AP) using the included Ethernet cable. Please see the diagram below:
  • Power on your D-Link IP cameras. Your IP cameras are pre-configured to connect to the bundled Wireless AP and automatically acquire an IP address via DHCP. It might take up to 1 minute. When it is connected to the Internet, the D-Link Camera's power light will turn solid green.

Note:

View your cameras from a PC / MAC

Launch a web browser and log on to www.CameraFTP.com, click My Cameras, you will see a list of your cameras. You can click on a camera to view it.

Please note M100X is pre-configured to upload when a motion is detected. If you don't see any images, please walk before the camera. CameraFTP will buffer the uploaded data for up to 1 minute, so it might take 1 to 2 minutes for the video to show up.

Since these are wireless cameras, you can easily move the cameras and tablet around without needing to redo the cabling.

Live-view and Playback
Web browser-based CameraFTP Viewer - Supports multiple viewers in one screen

View cameras from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone devices

Scan the QR code below, or visit the App Store, Google Play store or Windows Store, and then search for "CameraFTP Viewer" to install our viewer app.

Launch the CameraFTP Viewer app, log on to your CameraFTP account. After logon, you can see a list of your cameras. You can select a camera to view it live or play back the recorded footage.

If your camera detects a motion, the system will generate an event. An alert will be sent to your smart phone if you have CameraFTP Viewer app installed. You can also view the events online in the Event Center.

Features

Cloud NVR - M100X / C100X Bundled Solution combines the advantages of a NVR Tablet (with Quad-core Intel CPU and touch screen), D-Link IP cameras, Wireless-N AP, CameraFTP VSS software and cloud service. It offers far more features than other DVRs.
Wi-Fi Support Yes
Installation/wiring No video/network wiring required
Local Storage Required No
Cloud Service Required Yes
Night Vision Up to 15 feet
Daily Activity Reports Yes
Live View Yes
Playback Yes
Mobile Viewer App Yes
Share Cameras Yes
Publish Cameras Yes
Embed Cameras in Webpage Yes
Video Recording Yes
Audio Recording No
Can Download Video Files Yes
H.264 Support No (image recording only)
IP Camera SPEC
Brand D-Link DCS-932L ( or equivalent )
Wi-Fi Yes
Image/video resolution Preconfigured to 640x480
Night-vision Up to 15 feet
Power Consumption 5W
Operating Temperature 21 - 120 F
Wired Ethernet Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 A/C (Dual Band)
Wireless Access Point SPEC
Brand TP-LINK Wireless N300 (or Trendnet)
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Antennal Dual Antennal
Max Wireless Speed 300Mbps
Ports 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

CameraFTP Subscription Requirements

Cloud NVR - M100X / C100X is a bundled solution. Most features require an active CameraFTP subscription. This being said, the bundled devices are standard devices. It is possible for you to re-configure the devices for other purposes. Note if you ordered a bundled plan with free hardware, then you cannot cancel the service in the first 2 years.

If you cancel your CameraFTP subscription, you will no longer qualify for any CameraFTP support. You also need to make sure that your cameras are no longer uploading data to CameraFTP. You can do so by resetting your IP cameras to factory state, or turning the devices off permanently.

Change Your Service Plan

With our pre-configured solution, changing your service plan is generally not supported by CameraFTP. CameraFTP neither recommends nor forbids you from changing your service plan(s) by yourself.

Increase your retention days

By default, the system keeps 7 days of recorded footage. If you want to increase the retention days, you don't need to re-configure your device / software. Please contact CameraFTP customer support first.

Change other service parameters

By default, the system uploads data only when it detected a motion. If you want to upload continuously, or if you want to change any other service parameters, you must order a new service plan, and then cancel your current plan on www.CameraFTP.com. You will then need to re-configure your cameras or VSS software (if the solution includes a tablet).

In general, CameraFTP does not provide technical support on changing your subscription plan that is offered as part of a bundled solution. In certain special cases at our sole discretion, we may offer technical support on service upgrades, provided the customer is experienced in configuring software and digital devices and can effectively work with our tech support staff.

Adding more cameras

You can order more cameras from any vendor. You can then order more camera licenses on www.CameraFTP.com and manually configure the cameras to upload data to CameraFTP directly. It will not affect your existing CameraFTP subscriptions. The recommended maximum number of IP cameras for Cloud NVR - M100X / C100X is 10 at the default subscription parameters.

Hardware Warranty

CameraFTP NVR - M100X / C100X is a bundled solution, which is different from a conventional system purchased from a single manufacturer.

CameraFTP does not make any hardware devices; and we had never sold any hardware devices before 2016. In recent years, we have seen more users requesting that we provide bundled hardware as part of our cloud service. Though CameraFTP does not manufacture hardware, we have heeded out customers' wishes by testing our software and service with many devices in the market. After thorough testing, comparison and optimization, we are proud to offer an all-inclusive security system to those users who prefer an integrated and pre-configured solution.

Because CameraFTP does not build the hardware bundled in our solution, these devices carry the standard 1-year warranty from the device's manufacturer. The manufacturer's warranty information is included in the package you receive from CameraFTP.

During the 1st 31 days, CameraFTP will offer replacement and re-configuration for free, provided that:

  • The device stopped working out of normal use;
  • The device was not used for any other purposes;
  • The device's pre-configuration was not changed;
  • The device is kept in good condition and returned in the original box with original accessories.

CameraFTP does not assume any other liability related with the bundled devices.

CameraFTP will continue optimizing the devices that we include in our bundled solutions. We may change certain bundled devices from time to time in order to improve our service quality, add more features or lower the system cost.

Note: Due to availability of hardware, not all bundled devices will be identical, however, the differences will be minor and will not affect the published system SPECs and Features.

Software and Service Warranty

CameraFTP's software and service warranty is covered in our standard Terms and Agreement. Our service has been very reliable in the past. However, for regular users, the service and solution are offered As Is without any warranty.

Hardware Warranty

1. How to check the network connection status

  • On normal operation, the wireless AP displays 3 green lights: the power light is solid green, the Wi-Fi light is green, and the Internet connection light is green and flashing. Note: There is a button to turn Wi-Fi on or off at the back of the AP. Please make sure it is on.
  • The D-Link Camera's power light should be green and flashing, indicating it is connected to the network. If only one camera is not connected to the network, you can power it off and then power it on. If none of your cameras are connected, you need to restart the AP.
  • To check the network connection status of the Windows tablet, you need to swipe on the screen from the right edge; it will then display the Charms Bar. You can then see your network connection status. Alternatively, you can tap on the Start button to go to the Start Screen, then tap on the Settings tile, which will open the PC Settings window. Tap on Network, you will see your connection status.

2. The camera is not connected to the network.

  • Make sure your cameras are connected to the included wireless AP. If a camera is far away from the AP, you need to adjust the location of the camera(s) and the AP. If your house is very large or if it has thick walls, the Wi-Fi signal may become too weak. In this case, you can use a range extender or directly connect the cameras with the AP using an Ethernet cable.
3. Please make sure your CameraFTP account is in good standing You must make sure that your CameraFTP account is in good standing. If you cancel your subscription, the service will stop working. Please also make sure that you pay your service fees on time. You can setup automatic debiting, or pay annually.

  • Security Cameras

    Security cameras, also known as surveillance cameras, are used to monitor homes, businesses, and other types of properties. Typically, they are connected to a recording device such as a tape recorder or a disk. In the last few years, IP-based security cameras have become increasingly popular. Security cameras enable you to remotely monitor a scene and play back recorded images.

  • Analog CCTV Cameras

    Analog Closed-Circuit Television cameras record pictures or videos as analog signals. Most of old surveillance cameras are analog cameras. This type of camera records directly onto a video tape recorder. In order to save recordings to a PC, the analog signal must be converted to a digital format; this can be done with a video capture card.

  • Digital CCTV Cameras

    Digital CCTV cameras directly capture images and videos as digital signals. The signals are compressed and encoded into a standard video format such as MPEG. Digital CCTV cameras usually record videos onto a hard drive or a storage server.

  • DVR/NVR Security System

    A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) security camera system or a NVR surveillance system is basically a series of security cameras connected to a monitor and recording system. Most (old) DVR/NVR security camera systems are CCTV-based with the cameras connected to the recording system via video cables. A multi-channel DVR/NVR security camera system is dramatically more expensive than a regular IP camera; DVR/NVR security camera systems from different vendors require different cameras. Using IP-based network cameras, you don't need a DVR/NVR security camera system as each network camera can connect to the cloud directly.

  • IP / Network Cameras / Webcams

    An Internet Protocol camera or network camera is a type of digital video camera that can send and receive data via a computer network. This type of camera has become increasingly popular among homeowners and business owners in the last few years because of steep price drop. A webcam can also be considered as a network camera because it can send or receive data via a computer.

  • Security Camera Vulnerabilities

    Security cameras themselves are not completely secure. They can fail due to dust, smoke, fog, loss of power, or damage. They are also easily susceptible to tampering. If a security camera records data onsite, both the camera and the recorded data can be destroyed – by intruders, burglars, or anyone else who wants the data gone forever.

  • Camera Features
  • Motion Detection

    Many security cameras now support motion detection - a technology that triggers recording only when something changes in the scene. Motion can be detected by image changes or sound changes. Many security cameras can only detect image changes. As minor scene changes can occur due to events such as natural light changes or wind changes, many security cameras allow you to configure a “threshold”. By setting a higher threshold, minor scene changes will be ignored and only scene changes that reach the “threshold” will be recorded. Motion detection is very useful if you want to significantly reduce bandwidth and storage usage.

  • Night Vision Cameras

    One of the main usages of a security camera is to monitor night-time scenes. If the scene is not well lit, it is recommended that you use a camera with night vision capability. Those cameras use an infrared spectrum of light at night and can take pictures of objects in the dark.

  • Wireless Security Cameras

    Wireless security cameras transmit video and audio signals wirelessly to a receiving device. There are analog and digital types of wireless cameras. Digital security cameras have become much more popular recently because they can be accessed over the Internet.

  • FTP/SMTP Cameras

    FTP/SMTP cameras are a type of IP cameras that can upload recorded image/video files to an FTP/email server. Almost all IP cameras support FTP/SMTP uploading. FTP offsite storage is the most popular way of storing image/video files from a security camera/DVR.

  • Video Cameras

    All security cameras are video cameras. Most security cameras support real-time monitoring / live streaming via a web browser within the same network. From the Internet, it requires more complicated network configuration. Some security cameras can store video files to a network file server within the same network. Almost all security cameras can upload image snapshots to an FTP/SMTP server; some cameras can also upload video clips to an FTP/SMTP server. CameraFTP supports video recording if your camera supports it.

  • Camera Storage & Image Size
  • Security Camera Storage

    Most DVR/NVR security camera systems can store recorded images and videos to a tape, hard drive, or onsite storage server. However, storing data in this manner leaves it susceptible to tampering and damage by intruders. For better protection and security, offsite storage is the best solution.

  • Storage Requirement

    The required amount of storage is dependent on your camera’s image resolution, frame rate, compression ratio and days of retention. Setting up your camera to use motion detection can significantly reduce storage usage.

  • Camera Retention Time

    Security cameras can generate a large amount of data. The amount depends on the compression ratio, images captured per second, and image size. Most cameras provide a limited amount of storage space; therefore, recordings are usually kept for a preset amount of time before being overwritten by new images.

  • Camera Image Resolutions

    An analog security camera usually supports PAL (768x576 Pixels) or NTSC (720x480 pixels) format. A digital security camera can support many different image resolutions, e.g. 640x480, 800x600, 1280x960, 1920x1080 and more.

  • Upload Bandwidth

    While the resolutions of still image cameras can go as high as 10 million pixels, for a video surveillance camera, the standard resolution is lower. The main reason probably is because of storage and bandwidth requirement. The higher the resolution, the more storage space and the more bandwidth it requires. If you set the resolution to higher than 1280x720 and if you have multiple cameras, you might run out of upload bandwidth if you use ADSL or Cable Modem connections.

  • CameraFTP.com Service
  • Offsite Recording

    Offsite recording addresses one of the biggest vulnerabilities of a security camera. Instead of storing recorded data onsite, recorded images are uploaded to Camera FTP server in real-time. Even if an intruder destroys a security camera, he cannot destroy the recorded data, which can be very helpful for tracking down the intruder.

  • Remote Play Back

    Once a security camera uploads the recorded image/video files to Camera FTP server, you can play back the recorded footage from anywhere using CameraFTP’s Viewer App. The Camera Viewer feature is available for PC, MAC, tablet and smart phone.

  • Real-time viewing

    Camera FTP supports real-time viewing (live streaming) of a scene using the Camera Viewer feature. Many IP cameras can support live viewing; however, such feature usually only works at the same location and only supports few connections. With Camera FTP service, you can view images/videos over the Internet from anywhere using any device. It also allows many people to live stream the video concurrently.

  • Home/Business Security

    CameraFTP offers a revolutionary security and monitoring service for home and business users. Compared with traditional security services, it has a lot of advantages. It is extremely easy to setup, does not require any expensive hardware, requires no professional installation, and the cost is extremely low. Moreover, it is more secure than regular security services as it supports Cloud Recording and Playback.

  • Service Comparison

    CameraFTP has many advantages over other security and surveillance services. You can compare features and prices with other security services. It is also better than using regular FTP/email service (such as Gmail, Outlook, Dropbox) for security camera storage.