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Here is a simple guide that will walk you through the features available in the AirSight App
Getting to know the AirSight app
Upon running the app for the first time you will be presented with the ADD CAMERA page
Use the icons along the bottom of the screen to navigate between the different tabs
Subsequent visits will bring you directly to the CAMERAS tab
After you've added your cameras to the app - the ADD CAMERA tab will show your list of cameras as well as their status
- GREEN = Online
- YELLOW = Incorrect Password
- BLACK = Offline
Use the EDIT CAMS button to delete cameras from your list or access their settings menu
From the CAMERA SETTINGS menu you can:
- Change the Camera's Password
- Access the WiFi Settings
- Adjust the Date/Time Settings
- Access the Alarm Settings
- Update Email Settings
- Access the Motion Detection Settings
- Adjust the SDCard settings
- Check the Camera's Firmware Version
- Set the Environment
NOTE: The PASSWORD field, while editable, will NOT change the P2P password for your camera. (See the Change Password Menu section below).
Change Password Menu
You can change the P2P password for your camera from the CHANGE PASSWORD menu
- OLD PWD: Type the password your want to change
- NEW PWD: Type your newly chosen password
- CONFIRM: Re-Type your newly chosen password
- Tap SAVE
Use the WIFI menu to set a different wireless network
- Locate your wireless network from the list of available networks
- Type in your WiFi password (case sensitive) and tap OK
Date/Time Settings Menu
Use the DATE/TIME SETTINGS menu to sync the camera's date and time with your smartphone or tablet
Alarm Settings Menu
If you have an external siren or output switch connected to the IO pins on the back of the camera you can access the settings for the inputs from the ALARM SETTINGS menu
More information regarding the I/O Pins can be found here.
Mail Settings Menu
Use the MAIL SETTINGS menu to enter the credentials for the email address you would like the camera to use to send notifications via email
Motion Detection Menu
Use the MOTION DETECTION menu to turn motion detection ON/OFF, adjust the sensitivity of the detection, and set the required action when a motion event is triggered
Environmental Mode Menu
Use ENVIRONMENT MODE menu to select the appropriate mode for the cameras viewing environment:
- INDOOR MODE: Used for normal indoor environments (50-60Hz)
Power line frequency or mains frequency is the frequency of the oscillations of alternating current (AC) in an electric power grid transmitted from a power plant to the end-user. In large parts of the world this is 50 Hz, although here in America, and some parts of Asia it is typically 60 Hz. AirSight IP cameras have multi-voltage (100-240VAC, 50-60Hz) power supplies for use in both environments - the Light Frequency is simply to communicate to the software which one is in use - however it is unlikely that changing from 50Hz to 60Hz will provide a noticeable difference.
- OUTDOOR MODE: Used for cameras mounted outdoors or facing out windows
NOTE: Facing a camera out a window renders them useless for night time viewing due to the reflection of the IR LEDs.
- NIGHT MODE: Select this mode if Night Vision is the sole operating environment
The AirSight IP cameras will switch to Night Vision in all environmental modes when a change in light is detected. NIGHT MODE should only be chosen if the camera will not be utilized in daylight environments.
About Device Menu
The cameras current firmware version can be located in the ABOUT DEVICE menu under VERSION
For AirSight models with SD recording features, you can also determine the size of the on-board SD card (not included) as well as the amount of free space available.
Use the INDICATOR menu to adjust the frequency at which the red indicator light on the front of the camera flashes.
To view live video tap the image of your camera on the CAMERA tab to access the LIVE VIEW menu
While your phone is in vertical orientation you can access all of the features available for your camera by clicking on the small icons located along the bottom of the screen:
- Record Video
- Take a Snapshot
- Listen and Talk with Two-Way Audio: (XX60A and XX70A PTZ cameras require external mic and speaker -not included)
- Set Preset Position
- Call Preset Position
While the phone is in horizontal orientation you can access:
- Record Video
- Take a Snapshot
- Listen and Talk with Two-Way Audio: (XX60A PTZ requires external mic and speaker -not included)
To zoom your camera in and out you can either pinch/spread the image with your fingers or use the
To record live video simply tap the video camera icon to access the RECORD CONTROL menu
From the RECORD CONTROL menu you can start and stop your recordings.
To take snapshots simply tap the camera icon
You will receive a message that a snapshot was successfully saved to your PHOTOS folder of your phone.
Listen and Talk with Two-Way Audio
Most of the AirSight IP camera models include an on-board microphone and speaker providing two-way audio communication.
For AirSight IP camera models that do not (XX60A PTZ) an external microphone and speaker are required to utilize this feature.
Simply tap the speaker icon to access the AUDIO CONTROL menu
The audio status box will let you know what mode the camera is currently in: Mute, Listen, or Speak.
Most of the AirSight IP camera models can pan and tilt and some even have the ability to zoom.
Use the preset feature to program up to 16 preset positions for your camera to quickly retrieve later.
To program a preset position, pan/tilt/zoom to the desired location and tap the PRESET SAVE icon
A numbered menu appears - tap a number to program that preset position
To call that preset position - tap the PRESET icon
A numbered menu appears - tap a number to call that preset position
Your camera will pan/tilt/zoom to the appointed position that you set.
Exit Live View
To exit the Live View menu simply tap the BACK button to return to your camera list to view other cameras.
If MOTION DETECTION has been turned on in the ADVANCED SETTING MENU the app keeps record of each event in the EVENTS tab
To access the list of events for each camera tap the ARROW to the right of the camera name to access it's EVENT LIST
Use the SEARCH button to quickly navigate to a specific event based on when the event occurred
- Note: Events cannot be deleted from the app - the only way to remove them from your phone is to delete the app.
Use the LOCALRECORD tab to access your VIDEO and SNAPSHOTS
Use the VIDEO and SNAPSHOT tabs at the top of the screen to navigate between them
Tap the ARROW to the right of the camera's name to access the PHOTO or VIDEO menu
Tap the PHOTO or VIDEO to view
Use the DELETE and SAVE icons to discard or save to your PHOTOS folder on your phone.
If this is the first time saving PHOTOS or VIDEO tap OK when prompted
The app will notify you the image was saved successfully - tap OK to return to your list of photos or videos
ADD CAMERA Tab
Additional information on how to use these menus can be found here:
The ADD CAMERA menu lists all of the IP cameras found connected to the local network
Use the REFRESH button to refresh the list of cameras in "Camera Found! (0)" list if your camera doesn't automatically show up
Tap your camera in the "Camera Found! (0)" list to access the ADD CAMERA menu
If you are not at the physical location of the camera you can manually add it by tapping the ADD button to enter in the camera's credentials
You can also add your camera by scanning the QR code sticker on the label
- Note: If you have trouble viewing the camera after using this method we recommend deleting the camera from the app and re-installing using the steps found HERE
Focus the QR code in the center of the box on the screen - once the code is scanned it automatically opens the ADD CAMERA menu
Enter the P2P password for the camera (default 000000) and press SAVE
Your current version of the app can be found on the APP INFO menu of the INFO tab