The Camera Shop

Please note the following compulsory requirements:

IP CAMERA START UP

Step 1

Please downlaod and install the TCS App before setting up the IP Camera. Search in the Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iOS) for the "TCS" app.

TCS App

Step 2

Launch the APP, tap on “+” to access the “Add Camera” function, then edit the Camera name and use the username and password found on the QR code on the Camera.

Username will be “admin” and your password will be “admin”.

Now you can click on the scan QR code button and scan the QR code on the camera. This will automatically enter the camera ID. You can also manually input the Camera ID found below the QR code.

App startup screen
Add device

Step 3

Click on “One Key setting”, this is at the top of your screen.

Your Wi-Fi SSID will automatically be picked up only if your device is connected to your Wi-Fi. (Android will not allow you to fill in your SSID manually, ensure you are connected to your Wi-Fi - only iOS devices allow you to enter the SSID manually).

Enter the correct Wi-Fi password, then click on “XHA--Start configuration”, as shown in the screen below.

One key setting
loading device

Step 4

Wait for 70 seconds, If done, click on save to connect to the Camera.

Device list
Device list view

The video will be shown on your APP when you click on the camera in your device list.

You can now disconnect from your smart device from the Wi-Fi and view remotely.

TCS App Instruction Manual

Part 1 - The Home Screen

Here you are provided with the options: “Video”, “Device List”, “Multimedia”, and “Message”.

VIDEO:

Video options

You may add up to four cameras to this multi-device page. Here the three functions below are provided:

Part 2 - App Management

The App management enables you to perform individual and also contains the Help function for the APP. The screen displays 7 options: “Flow statistics”, “Message sound”, “Network limited”, “Skin”, “Help”, “Push”, “About”.

App Management

Management Screen

Flow Statistics

Statistics screen

Here the network traffic used will be displayed. The traffic metrics for the mobile network and the Wi-Fi will be shown. This function is still under development for South African networks and traffic metrics are not reliable. On your mobile device you may access “data usage” on your smart device settings menu to view actual traffic metrics.

Message Sounds

Alerts

Here you may activate/deactivate the Message alarm sounds.

Network Limit

Network limit

Here you may set the app so that the video only may be opened if the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to conserve cellular data.

Skin

App skins

Here you may change the appearance of the App. Currently the colors blue, green, or gold are available.

Help

help file

“Help” is used for offering help, this option is a web page, the help contents will change according to the web page.

Push

push alerts

Under “Alarm push” you may configure if you want to receive alarm notifications, or not. After deactivation the App will not receive any alarm messages anymore.

Device List

device list screen

In the device list the connected cameras are shown:

Part 3 - Camera Settings

Click on "i" next to camera on device list to access this menu

The Camera Setting screen contains the following options: “WIFI”, “User”, “FTP”, “Email”, “Alarm”, “SD Card”, “Time zone”.

camera settings

WiFi Settings

Wi-Fi setting is used for the activation/deactivation of the camera access via Wi-Fi. This is a great way to test your signal strength from your router to your camera. You may require a signal booster in the event that the distance from your router to your camera is too far away. These are available at ‘The Camera Shop”.

wifi settings

Click in the desired Wi-Fi SSID, then enter the password in the next screen and the camera will be connected to the Wi-Fi (a camera reboot is normal).

User Settings

User setting is used for setup and modification of the user account and password. You may setup three types of accounts (administrator, operator, visitor).

user settings

After the user setup, the camera will reboot.

FTP Settings

This function is still under development.

Email Settings

This function is still under development.

Alarm Settings

Alarm settings are used for the configuration of the parameter for the conditions of the alarm message push. Please note, The external alarm siren is only available on the Smart Cam 2.0.

Motion Detection

Motion detection sensitivity ranges from 10-1 (10 is the least sensitive, 1 is the most sensitive).

I/O Linkage

This function is still under development.

other settings

SD Card Setting

SD card setting is used for checking the status of SD card and configuring the recording time.

SD Card settings

Time Zone

Just click on "Use phone current time".

Time zone settings

Multimedia

multimedia settings

Multimedia includes the photo and video management. The three functions below are possible:

remote playback

Click on the desired device, and the screen with the list of the remotely recorded videos will appear. Please note this is dependent on network speed due to the amount of files being downloaded from your mobile device and the upload speed of the Wi-Fi Router at your home or office.

Message

Message includes all alarm events recorded by the connected camera(s).To view the alarm events click on the desired camera menu item.

messages

Full-screen, Real-time Viewing

Full-screen real time viewing may be performed by double clicking the video thumbnail in the “Video” screen, and clicking the device marked “online” in the device list.

fullscreen viewing

From this screen you may control Pan/tilt, change the resolution or record screen shots (model dependent).

Buttons on the top from left to right: Function List, left/right rotate, up/down rotate, switch on/off full screen, preset, close.

Buttons on the left from up to down: mirror image, image up/down flip, brightness, contrast, default configuration.