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How to Install Yoosee CCTV

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Contributors: Muhammad Baballe Ahmad, Mehmet Cavas, Sudhir Chitnis, and Zhen-ya Liu.

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Yoosee is a free app designed for CCTV Cameras used on mobile phones. It is one of the most popular apps available for IP cameras, and it is available for both Android and iOS devices.

What is Yoosee?

Yoosee is a security system based on wireless networking and cloud services, providing multiple types of products, including IP cameras, video intercoms, alarm systems and other related products. It is one of the most popular wireless CCTV systems on the market due to its high quality, affordability and ease of installation. Yoosee allows users to monitor their home or work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection via a camera feed.

The Yoosee system is composed of a base station (called HUB) that connects to your router via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi connection. This connects all connected cameras and other Yoosee accessories to your network allowing you to access them remotely via your smartphone or tablet. The user then downloads the free ‘Yoosee’ app which provides access to live camera feeds and recordings as well as other features such as motion detection alerts, alarms and remote control of instruments connected such as lights etc.

Installation of the system consists of plugging in the power adapter for each camera, connecting them to the HUB (if not using Wifi) making sure its powered up correctly with an internet connection set up between it and your router. Then install the app from your store (Android/iOS etc.) follow through its registration process then add each specific camera when prompted by it showing its QR code located usually on the bottom itself so make sure you have it ready when connecting each unit – then connect each camera one after another in accord with what’s suggested by it (be sure everything up top is set).

What You Need

Installing a Yoosee CCTV camera requires you to have all the right equipment and software to get it up and running. You’ll need a reliable router, a power source, and a Yoosee camera with all the necessary accessories. Additionally, you’ll need to download the Yoosee App to your mobile device in order to be able to view and manage the camera. In this article we’ll take a look at what you need to install your Yoosee camera.

Yoosee Cameras

Yoosee cameras come with a variety of features and make it much easier to install your home security system. If you are looking to install Yoosee CCTV cameras, here is what you need:

Camera: The most important part of your Yoosee CCTV system is the camera. Yoosee cameras come in bullet or box styles, with different viewing angles, resolutions, night vision capabilities and more. Depending on the model you select, the camera will have a built-in microphone and speaker for two-way audio communications as well as a SD card slot for recording purposes.

NVR: An NVR (Network Video Recorder) is an essential component of any CCTV setup. Yoosee NVRs support up to four channels for recording video from up to four different cameras at once. They also provide real-time monitoring of footage from all the connected cameras so that you can keep an eye on what’s going on in your home or business.

Power Supplies: You will need separate power supplies for each camera and the NVR if they aren’t already included with your Yoosee CCTV equipment set up. Power supplies usually provide power to devices via AC 110V outlets located in walls as well as through 12V batteries or DC 5V USB ports depending on the device being powered. Check with your manufacturer for specific details about power needs for your particular setup.

Network Cable: To connect all of your devices together, including any computers you may be using to access footage from remote locations, you will need Cat5/6 Ethernet cables or similar network cables designed specifically for use in digital surveillance systems like those found in many large business settings today.

Other Accessories: Depending on how much coverage and added security you are looking for with your setup, there may be other accessories that can help make sure that everything works together seamlessly including motion sensor detectors, remote control devices (such as keyboard controls), surge protectors etc.. Be sure to check with the manufacturer’s site or manual before considering any purchases so that you know exactly what will be needed and which items are best suited to meet those needs.

Yoosee NVR

Yoosee NVR (Network Video Recorder) is a device designed to work in tandem with the Yoosee app, enabling you to monitor, watch and record live video from your mobile device. Unlike traditional CCTV systems, NVRs can record video from multiple cameras without needing to physically connect them.

With a Yoosee NVR, all you need is an internet connection and the app. Once you’ve downloaded the app onto your mobile device, you will be able to access all of your cameras and view footage directly on your phone or tablet. The NVR then records footage directly onto its own hard drive, providing backups when needed.

You can also use a Yoosee NVR as part of a more comprehensive home security system if needed. With multiple input channels, you can connect different types of cameras (Wi-Fi IP cameras or UPnP CCTV cameras) and monitor different locations simultaneously. As well as providing high quality coverage for monitoring large areas or outdoor spaces, this allows for greater flexibility when setting up your security system and makes it easier to keep track of any suspicious activity in your premises.

Before starting to install your Yoosee NVR be sure that it’s being placed in an area where it has good wireless signals around it – by doing so it’ll improve the quality of transmission between camera and recorder. To set up the system correctly ensure you have all necessary connections such as power adaptor cables & LAN cables which are used between the router and recorder (as well as between additional camera & recorder). It’s advisable that before connecting any camera that it is wired firstly & tested out by plugging directly into an output port on TV/computer monitor before connecting them to recording devices – this way unsuitable or poorly working items/cables can be identified first & replaced when required.

Power Supply

When connecting a Yoosee CCTV system, it is important to ensure that all cameras are connected to a power source before beginning installation. Plugging in an included power supply in the wall socket should activate the Yoosee camera. Power for cameras should never be installed through an Ethernet cable, using a non-standard power over ethernet converter device. Additionally, wiring together the camera’s power supply and Ethernet cables is not recommended as overlapping cables may lead to damage or display interference. To ensure minimum voltage drop on long runs, paste ferrite cores onto the cables every 15ft (4.5m).

To extend the power of your cameras further from its current location, you may need to install additional cabling from a local power source or require extra components such as amplifiers or junction boxes. Ensure that any external installations comply with local electrical codes and regulations and be mindful of potential outdoor weather conditions when installing external equipment. It is also important to note that running additional wiring beyond what was supplied in your bundle may void your warranty against any future issues related to power by manufacturers.

Network Cable

Installing a CCTV system with Yoosee cameras will require a minimum of one Ethernet cable. Depending on your system and number of cameras, you may need additional cables. There are two common types of network cables, Category 5 (also called Cat5) and Category 6 (Cat6). Both these cables are used in most CCTV installations.

The difference between Cat5 and Cat6 is that Cat6 is typically faster when used for short runs. However, if your network run exceeds 100 meters then Cat5 may be more suitable due to less signal degradation over longer distances. If you’re unsure which cable to use for your installation, contact your local CCTV installer who should be able to advise you.

Ethernet Cable

An Ethernet cable is an essential component when it comes to installing a Yoosee CCTV system. This cable will allow you to connect your cameras to the router, which in turn will provide access to your surveillance system from anywhere with an internet connection. Before beginning installation, it is important to have all of the necessary hardware and cables ready. Here are some things you need for a successful install:

-Ethernet cable: You need at least one Ethernet cable for each camera in the CCTV system. Lengths can vary depending on how far away the cameras are from the router. It is helpful to purchase cables that exceed the necessary length so they can be easily moved or adjusted if needed.

-Power adapter and power splitter: The power adapter converts AC voltage into DC voltage, and each camera requires one of these devices in order for it to function properly. Power splitters allow multiple cameras to connect onto one power source instead of having separate lines running all over your home or office space.

-Mounting equipment: Each camera needs some type of bracket or stand in order for it to be properly mounted onto walls, ceilings, or other surfaces; depending on where it needs to be installed. It’s important to use compatible mounting hardware that suites your specific model of camera and fits securely into place without compromising any connections once fully installed.

Step-by-Step Installation

Installing Yoosee CCTV cameras is a simple and straightforward process and does not take a lot of time. In this article, you will learn how to install Yoosee CCTV cameras step-by-step so that you can easily get your CCTV system up and running. We will cover everything from downloading the Yoosee app to setting up your cameras and connecting your system to the Internet.

Connect the Cameras to the NVR

Connect the Cameras to the NVR: To connect the cameras to your Network Video Recorder (NVR), start by plugging the Ethernet cable into each of your camera’s ‘LAN’ port, then plug the other end of this cable into one of the ports on your NVR. Ensure that your router and NVR are both powered on before connecting your cameras.

Once these cables are connected, a ‘Camera Search’ feature will appear on your app screen. Press this button and wait while the app detects all connected devices on the same network. Once these devices have been detected, check their information is correct (IP address & position) and then click ‘apply’ to save it within Yoosee App.

In addition to using an Ethernet connection, it may also be possible to connect directly from your PC or laptop to camera without an NVR or router connection by following a few simple steps:
-Open up any popular internet browser such as Chrome or Safari, then type in “HTTP://IP Address” of your camera (inserted within camera’s UID information). This will open a log-in page where you can enter in a valid username and password in order to access remote configuration settings for that particular device. Be sure to read all instructions carefully during set-up process.
Rerun the Network Camera Search function on Yoosee App after step 2 is completed successfully in order for changes take effect & establish wireless communication with other devices

Connect the NVR to the Network

Connect the NVR to the network. Before the NVR can access your cameras, it needs to be connected to an available Ethernet port on your home router or switch. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the back of the NVR, then plug the other end into one of the ports on your home router or switch. The NVR will then need to be set up with network settings and assigned an IP address. To determine what settings need to be applied and how you can do so, consult your user manual or contact the manufacturer’s support services for assistance.

Once connected, you may need to configure firewall settings in order for your cameras to be reachable remotely via a web browser or another device accessed from a remote location. To ensure that your configuration settings are correctly applied, consult with your security/IT team for further guidance. You can also access online tutorials related to specific firewall settings and adjustments required depending on various network and security requirements.

Connect the NVR to the Power Supply

The first step in the installation process is to connect the Network Video Recorder (NVR) to the power supply. It is important to ensure that the NVR is secure and not in a hazardous environment. When connecting the power cable, ensure that it is securely fastened to the back of the NVR unit, but not loose enough to create a safety hazard.

Once connected, turn on the power supply at an appropriate electrical breaker. This will allow for proper operation of connected electronics. It is also important to note that connecting with an ungrounded surge protector may void any applicable warranty from manufacturers or publishers of some products.

Connecting your NVR to ethernet devices may require specialized tools and expertise, so if you’re uncomfortable with this part of setup, please contact us for technical assistance.

Connect the NVR to the Monitor

Once you have successfully connected the cables and system is powered on, press the power button of the monitor to turn it on. The NVR will also boot up automatically. On the NVR, there will be a VGA port and a HDMI port. You need to connect one end of the VGA/HDMI cable to the display’s video port (VGA or HDMI) and connect the other end of the cable to either of these ports located at the back of your NVR. Once you have connected it, change the monitor’s input source from ‘Auto’ to HDMI/VGA depending upon which one you have selected for your connection. In some cases, you may also get a detailed display menu with various options like brightness, contrast etc that you may tweak for better viewing experience as per your preferences.

Setting Up the Software

Installing the software for your Yoosee CCTV system is a simple process. The first step is to download the software from the Yoosee official website. Once the software has been downloaded, you will then need to install it on your computer. This guide will cover all the steps you need to take to install the Yoosee CCTV software.

Download the Yoosee App

The first step in setting up a Yoosee CCTV surveillance system is to download the Yoosee App from your device’s app store. Compatible with both iOS and Android, the Yoosee App will guide you through the entire setup process, from connecting to network equipment to adding cameras and viewing footage. After installing the app, registering for an account is necessary before proceeding. Once signed into your account, create a new home on the app, and then connect your IP camera/NVR to a suitable internet connection via an Ethernet port or designated WIFI hotspot.

You can choose whether to join a 2.4GHz or 5GHz network when setting up your wifi connection. Furthermore, if you need additional security measures, create an encrypted code during WIFI setup so that only users who know this code may access this CCTV environment remotely. Afterward, linking your camera or NVR will be easily accomplished by scanning the unique QR code located at back of your device – this simple two-step process ensures that you can quickly begin setup and receive intelligent monitoring of any improvements within your designated space in just a few minutes time!

Create an Account

Before you can begin using the Yoosee security camera system, you need to create an account. The app will prompt you to do this when you first open it. Verifying your account will provide access to all of the functionality and services that this software has to offer.

Creating an account is simple and requires very little information. You will just need a valid email address and a password of your choice that meets all of the requirements of the Yoosee system. Ensure that your password is strong and secure for maximum security for your cameras’ stream videos, playback and recordings. Once your account is created, logging in is fast and easy with one click authentication.

For any additional user profiles, take caution as other users may be able to access some of your most sensitive configurations, like deleting/adding cameras or changing security setup options if using an administrator profile type. This should be done on a case-by-case basis depending upon who needs access to perform what types of actions under the Yoosee system’s protocols.

Connect the NVR to the App

After you have successfully connected the NVR to your router, you can begin setting up the Yoosee app. To do this, download the app onto your compatible mobile device. Once you have downloaded and opened the app, it’s time to register an account and connect your NVR.

To register, select “Sign Up” at the login page. A verification code will be sent to your email address; enter this code on the registration page to verify your account. After registration is complete, go back to the login page and select “Log In”. Once logged in, click “Add Camera” from the top menu bar of Yoosee App and select from either WiFi or AP (LAN) mode for connection type.

For WiFi mode, select Add Camera > Search Device in LAN > Scanning > Select Devices/Input Password > Enter Nickname/Setup Remark > Device List/Successfully Added & Save Settings: The NVR should appear under Device List after a successful scan or when manually added with correct password inputted; once completed give it a nickname for easy future reference and save settings until successful prompt appears. For AP (LAN) mode, get ready a network cable first then follow instructions as illustrated onscreen.

Once added successfully, select the device name which appears on device list page of your smartphone app (e.g.,”NVR Demo” as a default): It’s suggested to add one camera at a time instead of multiple items to prevent possible setup error during configuration process; also remember username should be unique each time when adding multiple similar devices like 3 PCs with same username won’t work properly so chances are only one will work none or only two but not all three at same time unless making modifications depending on exact model in use.

Configure the Camera Settings

Setting up your camera settings is an important part of the installation process. Configuration of the camera settings can be done by connecting to the camera’s setup interface from your computer. To do so, first install one of the Yoosee CCTV viewing software such as Yoosee for PC, Mac or mobile devices and complete the setup wizard. Once you have successfully connected to the camera, navigate to the “Camera Settings” page and select a suitable video resolution, contrast and brightness levels. You can also choose to set specific motion detection triggers as well as privacy masks on selected areas in order to protect certain parts of your home or office space from surveillance. It’s also possible to enhance night vision by adjusting white balance preferences or using Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology. Configuring these settings helps ensure that you obtain a clear picture while optimizing network consumption and storage space requirements.

Troubleshooting

Installing a Yoosee CCTV system can be a complicated process and sometimes things don’t go as planned. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to troubleshoot any issues that you may encounter. In this section, we will go over some common problems you might experience when installing a Yoosee CCTV system and how to resolve them.

Check the Connection

Before proceeding with the installation of your Yoosee CCTV surveillance system, it is important to check the connections for any loose wires or cables. Connect the power adapter to a power socket and make sure that all connections are secure. You should also check the cables connecting the camera to your NVR and ensure that they are properly connected.

Once you have verified that everything is connected correctly, you can proceed with setting up your recording device. Turn on your NVR and ensure that all drives show in Bios menu. Select the ‘Network’ option from the menu and enter your IP address to access the login screen. Enter your configuration information such as username, password and port number in order to access the recording software.

You may also need to download a remote client app if you intend to access recordings or control settings via a mobile device or laptop computer. Some apps such as Ivideon require registration while others such as Yoosee are linked directly to specific cameras or recorders; verify which one you need before attempting installation of any app.

Check the Power Supply

Ensuring that the power for the CCTV system is sufficient and stable should be the first step in troubleshooting any installation issues. If a stable power supply is not ensured, faulty images or damaged CCTV equipment can occur. Make sure to check connections from both the main transformer and the DVR, ensuring that all wires are properly connected and rated for their amperage. If the main transformer does not have an outlet to plug in cables, then it’s recommended to install one using an appropriate circuit breaker before connecting any cable wires.

Check the Network Settings

Before installing the Yoosee CCTV equipment, it is important to make sure that all the network settings are correctly configured. Start by ensuring that you have a reliable and secure connection with your router. Depending on the brand and model of router, you will have different menu options available to you.

Once connected to the network, check that all necessary ports are open on your router: port 80 (HTTP), port 554 (RTSP) and port 8000 (server listen). Please refer to your router’s user manual for specific instructions on how to change these settings.

Once the correct port settings are in place, be sure to update your DHCP settings if necessary. This will ensure that all devices connected to your network receive an IP address from your router automatically. To do this, go into one of your device’s administration pages or use a diagnostic app like Windows Network Diagnostics for Windows or Network Utility for Mac OSX.

If all else fails, consider running an Internet Speed Test available from most web browsers or downloading an IPerf client application which can help identify any data bottlenecks which may be preventing data communication between devices in your home or office network. Once any underlying throughput issues have been addressed, double-check all necessary networking configurations before moving forward with installation of Yoosee CCTV equipment.

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