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Components of Cloud CCTV NVR P1000 with Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

Hardware

  • (1-8) pre-configured indoor wireless cameras or outdoor PoE cameras;
  • 1 Pre-configured Wireless-N Access Point delivering superior security, performance and signal strength;
  • 1 NVR PC Stick with Quad-Core Intel Processor delivering more horsepower than T1000.
  • It does not include LCD, but it can be easily plugged into an HDTV or PC monitor for local CCTV-style live view. It also includes a full-size USB port, which you can connect a USB keyboard / mouse / USB hub.
  • Note: The maximum number of cameras is dependent on your service parameters. Please contact our sales for more details.

Software

  • CameraFTP Virtual Security System Software
  • H.264 video/audio recording to the cloud
  • Local live viewing if connected with an HDTV or PC monitor
  • CameraFTP Viewer App for iOS, Android, WP and Windows
  • Browser-based Viewer for Windows and Mac;
  • Live viewing and playback from anywhere;

Service

Unlimited cloud storage for motion-triggered or continuous video/audio recording with:

  • 640x480, 800x600 or 1280x720 video resolution;
  • 1 - 5 fps;
  • Video retention time: 7 or 15 days; 1, 3 or 6 months; 1 year.
  • Share or publish cameras, access recorded files.
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Cloud CCTV NVR P1000 Solution is an all-inclusive Cloud NVR & CCTV solution. It integrates an NVR PC Stick running CameraFTP VSS software, 1 to 8 VGA indoor or HD 720P outdoor cameras, and one Wireless-N 300Mbps Access Point with CameraFTP's Cloud recording and surveillance service.

The indoor cameras are preconfigured to connect with the NVR PC Stick via the Wireless AP. The VSS software on the NVR PC encodes the video stream into highly efficient H.264-based video clips and uploads them to CameraFTP cloud. The outdoor 720P cameras are physically connected to the WiFi AP through an Ethernet cable and PoE Injector/Splitter.

The bundled cameras and cloud service plans are carefully chosen to strike a balance among video quality, bandwidth usage, hardware cost and service price. It can be customized to meet your specific requirements. Please contact CameraFTP support for more details.

A complete Cloud NVR/CCTV Solution that works out of the box;
Supports Wi-Fi for VGA indoor cameras, no network / video cabling is required;
Supports PoE for HD720P outdoor cameras, no power 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 NVR PC Stick with CameraFTP's VSS software for:
Uploading H.264 video clips to the Cloud;
CCTV-style live viewing if plugged into an HDTV or PC monitor;
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 included 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 IP cameras. Your cameras are preconfigured to connect to the Wi-Fi AP wirelessly or through an Ethernet cable. They can automatically acquire an IP address via DHCP. It might take up to 1 minute. When it is connected to the Internet, the indoor camera's power light will turn solid green.
  • Power on your NVR PC Stick. It is recommended that you connect it with an HDTV or PC monitor via HDMI. This way you can see the live view and the PC status. You need to press and hold the power button until you see the device is booting up, then release the power button. After it boots, it will automatically launch and log on to CameraFTP VSS software.

Note:

The VSS software is responsible for encoding the video stream into highly efficient H.264-based MP4 clips and upload them to the cloud. You shall never turn off your NVR PC Stick or quit VSS unless you really want to stop recording.

Local live-view

You can watch live views if you connect the NVR PC Stick with your HDTV or PC monitor.

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 P1000 can be preconfigured to upload when a motion is detected or upload continuously. If you don't see any videos, 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.

You can easily move the wireless indoor cameras and NVR PC Stick around without needing to redo the cabling. The outdoor cameras use PoE, making it easy and safe to wire as you don't need to wire power cable.

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 CCTV NVR P1000 Solution combines the advantages of an NVR PC Stick with Quad-core Intel CPU, wireless indoor / PoE outdoor cameras, dedicated 300Mbps Wi-Fi AP, CameraFTP VSS software and cloud service, it offers far more features than other DVRs.
Wi-Fi / PoE Support Indoor Camera: Wi-Fi; Outdoor Camera: PoE
Installation/wiring No video/power wiring required
Local Storage Required No
Cloud Service Required Yes
Night Vision Indoor camera: 15 feet; outdoor camera: >=50 feet
Daily Activity Reports Yes
CCTV Live View Yes if connected to HDTV / PC Monitor via HDMI
Playback Yes
Mobile Viewer App Yes
Share Cameras Yes
Publish Cameras Yes
Embed Cameras in Webpage Yes
Video Recording Yes
Audio Recording Indoor: yes; outdoor: no
Can Download Video Files Yes
H.264 Support Yes(H.264 minimizes bandwidth requirements)
Outdoor Waterproof IP Camera SPEC
Wi-Fi No
PoE Yes
AC Adaptor Included Yes
Video resolution Preconfigured to 1280x720, 800x450 or 640x360
Video frame rate (FPS) 1 - 5 fps
Night-vision >= 50 feet
Power Consumption <= 10W
Wired Ethernet Yes
Indoor IP Camera SPEC
Brand D-Link DCS-932L/934L ( or equivalent )
Wi-Fi Yes
Video resolution Preconfigured to 640x480
Video frame rate (FPS) 1-5 fps
Night-vision Up to 15 feet
Power Consumption 5W
Wired Ethernet Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn
Wireless Access Point SPEC
Brand TP-LINK/TRENDnet Wireless N300 (or equivalent)
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Antennal Dual Antennal
Max Wireless Speed 300Mbps
Ports 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

CameraFTP Subscription Requirements

CCTV NVR P1000 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 reconfigure the devices for other purposes.

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 preconfigured 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

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 or adding more cameras

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 reconfigure your cameras or VSS software, which defeats the purpose of "preconfiguration".

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.

If you want to add a camera to CameraFTP VSS, you can do so by manually adding a new IP camera to VSS. You must also order a new camera license on www.CameraFTP.com. Alternatively, you can contact CameraFTP support for more detailed instructions. The maximum number of IP cameras for CCTV NVR P1000 is dependent on your subscription parameters.

Hardware Warranty

CameraFTP CCTV NVR P1000 is a bundled solution, which is different from a conventional system purchased from a single manufacturer.

Because CameraFTP does not manufacture the hardware bundled in our solution, these devices carry the standard hardware warranty from the device's manufacturers. The manufacturers' 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 TP-Link 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.

If the NVR tablet is not connected to the network, but cameras are connected to the network, you need to restart the tablet. If neither the tablet nor cameras are connected to the network, then you need to restart the TP-link AP.

2. The live view does not work on the included tablet.

  • Make sure your tablet is connected to the included TP-Link AP. If your tablet is far away from the AP, the connection may become unreliable. Move the NVR tablet closer to the AP.
  • Make sure your cameras are connected to the included TP-Link 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. I can see the live views on the included tablet, but it does not upload any video to the cloud.

  • The system is configured to upload only when it detects a motion. Please make sure there were some activities in the scene. The system may buffer the data for up to 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Make sure the NVR tablet is connected to the Internet. You can launch a web browser on the tablet. If you can access www.CameraFTP.com, then you are connected to the Internet. In this case, please log on to your CameraFTP account and see if your account has any problems (e.g.: negative account balance; exceeding usage/license limit, etc.)

4. Camera live view worked fine before, but now it is unstable on the NVR tablet.

If it worked fine before, you might want to reboot the affected devices. To reboot the wireless AP and IP cameras, you just need to disconnect the power adaptor, and reconnect it after 10 seconds. If it does not solve the problem, you can restart CameraFTP VSS software, or reboot the Windows tablet.

5. Please do not turn off the CCTV NVR tablet

The CameraFTP VSS software is responsible for encoding the video stream into highly efficient H.264-based MP4 clips and upload them to the cloud. You shall never power off the tablet or quit VSS unless you really want to stop recording.

6. 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.