Cloud storage refers to a technical service that uploads video recordings of a camera to a cloud server for storage. With the cloud storage function, you can avoid the risk of losing valuable video recordings which might occur when you use a micro SD card in case it's damaged or taken away.
7.2. How to use cloud storage
1）If the camera you added supports cloud storage function, you will see the icon appearing on the camera list (Figure 10). Tap on it to enter the purchasing page.
2）Customize your cloud storage options: storage mode, storage capacity and period of service.
Event storage:If there is movement detected on your camera screen, or you use a certain type of camera which will be automatically or manually triggered under specific conditions, the videos recorded by your camera will be uploaded. For each event, the video clip will be no longer than 30 seconds. The event could only be triggered once every 90 seconds.
Storage capacity:you can choose 7 days or 30 days storage period, which means that the camera video uploaded to the cloud can be replayed within 7 days or 30 days. From the 8th or the 31st day, newly recorded videos will begin to cover the first day's video.
Service period:You can purchase the service on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis.
3）Choose the payment method and submit the order. After the order is successfully processed, please make sure to follow the section 7.3.1 to complete the cloud storage configuration. The cloud service supports multiple purchases, if currently there is a valid service package, a new purchased service package will be in the waiting list according to the effective time. If you want to use the newly purchased service package instantly, please tap on the "activate" button to replace the current service package. Please "activate" your package very carefully as it will make the current service expired.
7.3. Cloud storage configuration and functions
7.3.1. Cloud storage configuration
When the cloud storage function is activated, please make sure that the "video upload" button is on. You can set up cloud as your video storage location in Camera Setting-Video storage location-cloud, and turn on the upload button, otherwise the video won’t be uploaded to cloud.
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7.3.2. Replay cloud video
On live stream page or through "check my cloud space", you can replay the cloud video by dragging timeline to the sections showed in green color.
7.3.3. Download cloud video
When you replay cloud video, it is simple to save MP4 video file or JPEG image file on your mobile phone by tapping or icon. You can find the files in album page and simply share them on social medias.