CameraFTP Support

Supported Cameras & Setup Guide   |   Trouble-shooting Guide


Most network cameras/DVRs/NVRs support uploading images/video clips to an FTP/SMTP server for offsite storage. Regular FTP/email servers often cannot handle the load, nor can they support live viewing, playback or event notification; CameraFTP is fully optimized for cloud recording, surveillance and other advanced security and monitoring needs.

There are many IP camera brands & models. While it is impossible to test them all, the configuration steps are often similar. We have tested the following brands & models. Click on a model to read the detailed setup guide.


Webcam, Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop

Cameras are not required


You don't have to order a new IP camera/DVR. You can use any (old) webcam, smartphone, tablet or laptop as an IP camera.

For webcams, you can install CameraFTP VSS software on a PC.
For smartphones or tablets, you can install our Mobile Security Camera app.

D-Link DCS-932L, 934L and 933L
D-Link DCS-932L and 934L are ideal for image recording. Their features are almost identical: Support wired/wireless connections; video/image resolution at 640x480 or 320x240; 16-feet night vision; support motion detection; can upload image snapshots at 3 image/s to 1 image/60 seconds. Almost all D-Link cameras support FTP and SMTP uploading.

Recommended for Entry/Standard Image Plans. With CameraFTP VSS, they support video/audio recording. D-link 933L supports video recording.

D-Link DCS-2132L
D-Link DCS-2132L is a wired/wireless HD 720P IP camera. It supports both image recording and video/audio recording in .MP4 video format. Supports video/image resolution at 1280x720, 1280x800, 640x480 or 640x360; 16-feet night vision; supports motion detection; can upload image snapshots at 3 image/s to 1 image/60 seconds.

Recommended for Premier Image/Video Recording Plans and Standard Video Recording Plan.

Foscam C1, C1 Lite & C2W
Foscam C1 is a wired/wireless HD 720P wide angle IP camera. It supports both image recording and video/audio recording in .MKV format. Foscam C1 Lite is similar to C1 except without night vision; Foscam C2W is a high-end model that supports 1080P full HD video / image recording.

Recommended for Premier Image / Video Recording Plans (and Professional Video/Image Plans with C2W)

Foscam FI9831P
Foscam FI9831P is a wired/wireless HD 720P PTZ IP camera. It supports both image recording and video/audio recording in .MKV format.

Recommended for Premier Image / Video Recording Plans.
Trendnet TV-IP310PI
TRENDnet TV-IP310PI is a PoE outdoor 3MP network camera. It supports motion-triggered or continuous image recording at 1 image/s to 1 image/65536s. It supports 100-feet night vision, 2048x1536, 1920x1080 and 1280x720 image resolutions. The camera does not include power adaptor. You must have a PoE switch or order an adaptor separately.

Recommended for Premier or Professional Image Recording Plans. Combined with CameraFTP VSS software, it can upload video clips to the cloud.
Wansview NCM625GA
Wansview NCM625GA is a full HD 1080P indoor PTZ network camera. It supports both wired and wireless connections. The wireless connection is very reliable. It supports 30-feet of night vision. It can record image snapshots and video clips, but is more optimized for video/audio recording.

Recommended for Professional or Premier Video Recording plans.

Panasonic Network Camera
Panasonic is a trusted name in the security camera industry. Most of their network cameras can upload image snapshots to FTP server. We have not tested their high-end models.
Generic Mini Wi-Fi Cameras
Mini Wi-Fi cameras are compact and flexible. They can be easily placed on a shelf, or mount on the wall. Most of them offer 720P HD video resolution, support night vision, two-way audio. However, they usually lack advanced features. It is not recommended for cloud recording. CameraFTP offers limited support to such cameras.

Not recommended for cloud recording. If you have a spare PC and install CameraFTP VSS software, you can record video/audio to the cloud.

Other Trendnet Cameras
Most of TRENDnet cameras are outdoor cameras. They support PoE, and usually support very high video resolution and great night vision (up to 100 feet). However, most TRENDnet cameras can only upload image snapshots. Combined with CameraFTP VSS software, you can upload high-quality true video clips to the cloud for a low price.
Other D-Link Cameras
D-Link offers a wide array of network cameras. Most D-Link cameras are compatible with CameraFTP service. High-end D-Link cameras can upload both image snapshots and video clips. The video format is .MP4, which is universally supported.

Other Foscam Cameras
Foscam cameras are quite popular. They offer good features and high SPECs at an afforable price. They can upload both video clips and image snapshots. The video format is .MKV, which can be played in Microsoft Internet Explorer and CameraFTP Viewer apps for iOS and Android

Foscam makes a lot of other IP cameras, incl. wireless & PoE cameras for outdoor monitoring.

Swann Wireless IP Camera
Swann is one of the leading DVR security system providers. However, we have not seen too many IP cameras from them.

Generic IP Cameras/DVRs
Most IP cameras/DVRs can upload images/videos to an FTP/email server. CameraFTP service is optimized for cloud recording and surveillance. It supports live viewing, playback, event notification, automatic deletion, sharing and many other security features. If a camera/DVR does not support FTP/SMTP, or if it cannot support a specific service plan, you can try CameraFTP VSS software to upload video clips.
Blue Iris video security software
Blue Iris Security Software
CameraFTP cloud recording service is compatible with most IP Camera Management, Video Security, Virtual Camera and Mobile Camera software/app. Blue Iris is a popular professional IP camera management / video security application. It can be easily configured to record footage to the cloud.
iSpyConnect video surveillance software
iSpy Video Security Software
CameraFTP cloud recording service is compatible with most IP Camera Management (VMS), Video Security, Virtual Camera and Mobile Camera software/app. iSpy is an open source IP camera management / video security application. It can be easily configured to record image snapshots to the cloud.


For those users who have configured our service with a camera that is not listed here, you are welcome to email us the detailed setup instructions. We might include it in our support pages.

For camera manufacturers, resellers and installers, you are welcome to partner with us. Please test your camera with our service. If it works, please email us the detailed information. We may include your camera or service information in our support pages.

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