How to set up cloud storage for ClareVision cameras

Last Modified 05/07/21

Cloud storage can be configured for cameras individually. Currently, Google Drive and Dropbox are the only supported cloud storage backup services for cameras. Here is how you can set up each.

Google Drive:

  1. Utilize IP Search Tool to find your camera on the network and notate the IP address. 
  2. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the IP address for your camera. 
  3. Log into the camera using camera’s credentials that you created at setup. 
  4. Click on the "Configuration" tab, then click on “Storage” in the navigation tree on the left side of the page. 
  5. Click on the "Storage Management" sub-menu and switch to the "Cloud Storage" tab.
  6. From the drop-down menu, select "Google". The web console will auto-fill with the Web setup URL and Authentication Code. You will need this code to complete setup.
  7. Copy and past the web browser URL link (https://www.google.com/device) into a new browser tab.
  8. Copy and paste the Authentication code into the Google devices login window and tap "Next".
  9. Log in or select your Google Drive account.
  10. Tap "Allow" to give the NVR rights to your Google Drive.
  11. After the success screen displays, switch back to the camera web console and tap "Bind".
  12. The camera is now be connected with your Google Drive account. You must configure the Cloud Linkage method in your motion detection settings:
  13. Open the "Events" window in the sub-menu and select "Ordinary Events or Smart Events", depending on the need.
  14. Under your selected event, select "Linkage Method" in the sub-menu.
  15. Add a check box next to "Upload Via Cloud" to have event snapshots loaded into the cloud.
  16. Tab "Save".
  17. The next time motion is detected, a folder will be created in your Google Drive that will capture and upload snapshots of motion events.

Dropbox:

  1. Utilize IP Search Tool to find your camera on the network and notate the IP address. 
  2. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the IP address for your camera. 
  3. Log into the camera using camera’s credentials that you created at setup. 
  4. Click on the "Configuration" tab, then click on “Storage” in the navigation tree on the left side of the page. 
  5. Click on the "Storage Management" sub-menu and switch to the "Cloud Storage" tab.
  6. From the drop-down menu, select "Dropbox". The web console will auto-fill with the Web setup URL.
  7. Copy and past the web browser URL link into a new browser tab.
  8. Log in with your preferred Dropbox account.
  9. Copy the displayed authentication code.
  10. Switch back to the camera web console and paste the Authentication code into the "Auth Code" field and tap "Bind".
  11. Once the Save Successful screen displays, the camera will be connected with your Dropbox account. You must configure the Cloud Linkage method in your motion detection settings:
  12. Open the "Events" window in the sub-menu and select "Ordinary Events or Smart Events", depending on the need.
  13. Under your selected event, select "Linkage Method" in the sub-menu.
  14. Add a check box next to "Upload Via Cloud" to have event snapshots loaded into the cloud.
  15. Tab "Save".
  16. The next time motion is detected, a folder will be created in your Dropbox account that will capture and upload snapshots of motion events.