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Set up Y-cam to send emails using a Gmail account

March 19th, 2009 by Greg

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Here’s a quick how to guide for something we get asked about a lot. How to use your Google Mail (Gmail) account with your Y-cam to send emails.

Almost all IP cameras have some form of email functionality but not all support a secure SSL connection which Google Mail requires. This isn’t normally a problem as the email account details you get from your ISP can be used in most circumstances but for people who want to use Gmail, read on.

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How to embed live images from your Y-cam in a web page

January 19th, 2009 by Greg

Y-cam Knight mini compact wireless IP security camera with infrared illuminationHow can I show the live image from my IP camera on my web page?

We get asked this question a lot.  Whether it’s from a customer of ours who has a business they would like to promote, say from the leisure or tourism industry or from a customer who is an end user and is working on their family website, we can help with the answer.

We will be running a number of these guides to cover as many camera manufacturers as possible.  This guide will focus on the Y-cam.  The Y-cam is ideal for use as a streaming IP webcam as it is affordable and can be placed outdoors using it’s specially designed Shell housing.

This guide will be suitable for:

  • Y-cam White
  • Y-cam Black
  • Y-cam Knight

It will work for both 1st and 2nd generation models.

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Top 5 Home Security IP Cameras for Mac Users

May 22nd, 2008 by Greg

As any Mac user will tell you they generally get stuffed when it comes to software availability and support for their machines. Sadly when it comes to IP cameras it’s no different.

As IP video specialists it probably won’t come as any surprise that we’ve seen a one or two IP cameras in our time but luckily we also have someone who owns a Mac (yes just the one!). So here is our top 5 list of cameras which we think make ideal home security cameras for Mac users. Read more >>

Top 5 Home Security IP Cameras for Mac Users

May 22nd, 2008 by Greg

As any Mac user will tell you they generally get stuffed when it comes to software availability and support for their machines. Sadly when it comes to IP cameras it’s no different.

As IP video specialists it probably won’t come as any surprise that we’ve seen a one or two IP cameras in our time but luckily we also have someone who owns a Mac (yes just the one!). So here is our top 5 list of cameras which we think make ideal home security cameras for Mac users. Read more >>

HOWTO: Prevent Wireless Interference

May 9th, 2008 by Greg

Prevent wireless InterferenceMaking the transition from wired to wireless is an exciting step and with a wide choice of wireless IP cameras now available on the market you can keep an eye on your home or business without cluttering it up with cables.

Normally wireless connections are every bit as reliable as their wired counterpart but sometimes there can be something which prevents their smooth operation. Interference.

Interference

We’ve all experienced interference in some way, from the television picture breaking up during a heavy storm or crackling on the radio when you enter a built-up area or valley. Your wireless signal works very much in the same way as your radio or television and may dip in and out depending on circumstances and the environment.

We realise that when you are connecting your IP cameras wirelessly is it even more crucial that they remain connected at all times, especially when they are used as IP security cameras. So let’s take a look at some of the causes of interference and how we can help reduce their effect. Read more >>

HOWTO: Prevent Wireless Interference

May 9th, 2008 by Greg

Prevent wireless InterferenceMaking the transition from wired to wireless is an exciting step and with a wide choice of wireless IP cameras now available on the market you can keep an eye on your home or business without cluttering it up with cables.

Normally wireless connections are every bit as reliable as their wired counterpart but sometimes there can be something which prevents their smooth operation. Interference.

Interference

We’ve all experienced interference in some way, from the television picture breaking up during a heavy storm or crackling on the radio when you enter a built-up area or valley. Your wireless signal works very much in the same way as your radio or television and may dip in and out depending on circumstances and the environment.

We realise that when you are connecting your IP cameras wirelessly is it even more crucial that they remain connected at all times, especially when they are used as IP security cameras. So let’s take a look at some of the causes of interference and how we can help reduce their effect. Read more >>

HOWTO: Adjust the night vision settings in your Y-cam Black

April 18th, 2008 by Greg

Y-cam Black LEDsOne of the key features of the Y-cam Black is its night vision mode which, with its 30 built-in infrared lights, allows you to see live video even in complete darkness!

Did you know that it’s possible to have your camera in night vision mode all day long regardless of the light conditions?

This short guide will show you how to adjust the night vision settings in your camera and help you get the most when viewing in the dark.

This guide is suitable for the following cameras:

Y-cam Black

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HOWTO: Adjust the night vision settings in your Y-cam Black

April 18th, 2008 by Greg

Y-cam Black LEDsOne of the key features of the Y-cam Black is its night vision mode which, with its 30 built-in infrared lights, allows you to see live video even in complete darkness!

Did you know that it’s possible to have your camera in night vision mode all day long regardless of the light conditions?

This short guide will show you how to adjust the night vision settings in your camera and help you get the most when viewing in the dark.

This guide is suitable for the following cameras:

Y-cam Black

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HOWTO: Get your Y-cam to transfer an image using FTP when motion is detected

April 11th, 2008 by Greg

HOWTO: Get your Y-cam to transfer an image using FTP when motion is detectedHome security is important to us all but luckily IP cameras can help protect your home in a number of ways. One popular feature you will find in almost every IP camera is the ability to detect motion or activity in the image. We are going to look at using this to generate images and store them, creating a simple, basic home security system.

Image transfer using FTP

This guide will answer the popular question of how to get your Y-cam White or Y-cam Black to transfer images to an FTP server whenever it detects motion.

This guide is suitable for the following cameras:

Y-cam White
Y-cam Black

We will assume for this guide that your Y-cam is set up and connected to your network and you can view the live images on a computer.

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HOWTO: Get your Y-cam to transfer an image using FTP when motion is detected

April 11th, 2008 by Greg

HOWTO: Get your Y-cam to transfer an image using FTP when motion is detectedHome security is important to us all but luckily IP cameras can help protect your home in a number of ways. One popular feature you will find in almost every IP camera is the ability to detect motion or activity in the image. We are going to look at using this to generate images and store them, creating a simple, basic home security system.

Image transfer using FTP

This guide will answer the popular question of how to get your Y-cam White or Y-cam Black to transfer images to an FTP server whenever it detects motion.

This guide is suitable for the following cameras:

Y-cam White
Y-cam Black

We will assume for this guide that your Y-cam is set up and connected to your network and you can view the live images on a computer.

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