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How to send email alert when motion detected

The following guide is about to show how you can establish a motion detection connection in Camera Recorder and send alerts via e-mail when it detects motion. The guide provides a step by step guide which shows how you can create an e-mail connection which will forward the alerts to the e-mail account and how to create the motion detection connection itself.

Step 1 - Open Control Panel

The first step of the guide is to open the Control Panel application from the Ozeki desktop, where you can create various connection types to connect different applications and devices (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Open Control Panel

Step 2 - Create new connection

In the Control Panel application, now we want to connect to an email server, so to be able to do that, just click on the Create new Connection button and then select Messaging from the list of connection methods (Figure 2).

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Figure 2 - Create new connection

Here, in the Messaging menu, to create an e-mail connection, you need to select the E-mail type connection by clicking on its icon as you can see on the Figure 3.

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Figure 3 - Create email connection

You can connect different email servers such as SMTP, POP3 or directly to the Gmail solution. Now we use an SMTP server so select the SMTP type as Figure 4 shows.

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Figure 4 - Create SMTP Connection

Step 4 - Specify connection details

In the Connection Details menu, specify the connection's name and then provide the sender address for the connection. After that, enter the SMTP server information such as hostname, port, authentication type, username, and password (Figure 5).

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Figure 5 - Specify connection details

Step 5 - Open Camera Recorder

After you have the email connection to send emails, you need a motion detector. To create a motion detector open the Camera Recorder app from the desktop as you can see on Figure 6.

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Figure 6 - Open Camera Recorder

Step 6 - Create new Vision connection

In the Camera Recorder application's home page just click on the "Create new camera" button and then from the list, select the Vision type as Figure 7 demonstrates it.

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Figure 7 - Create new Vision connection

From the Vision type connections select the Motion connection to create a Motion detector (Figure 8).

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Figure 8 - Select Motion connection

Step 7 - Specify motion connection details

In the Camera Details menu, select the camera device you want to use and in the Alert section check the "Send alert message" box. In the To connection section, select the email connection what you created before and enter the To Address what is the email address where you want to send the message. In the message box enter the message you want to send if the motion is detected. Finally, if you want to send the detected frame check the "Include snapshot as attachment" box and click on the OK button (Figure 9).

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Figure 9 - Specify motion connection details

Step 8 - Motion detector created

After the creation, you will be able to see that the motion detector is created (Figure 10).

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Figure 10 - Motion detector created

Step 9 - Email received

Now if motion is detected on the camera, the detector will send you an email to the specified email address where the given frame is attached as you can see on Figure 11.

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Figure 11 - Email received