Last Friday we received some amazing news, we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Richmond Business Awards for technology and innovation.
We strive to achieve the best possible results, looking for new technology and innovative solutions for our customers and partners, which is why we are thrilled to be shortlisted, especially within such a fierce category;
Councillor Pamela Fleming, cabinet member for community development, business and culture, said: “We are very lucky to have so many successful businesses in the borough and these awards are an opportunity to recognise the character they bring to local communities and the valuable contribution they make to the local economy.“
The ceremony will be held at The Lensbury on Thursday, 20 October where Business Secretary Vince Cable and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith will be handing out the awards to the best and brightest of Richmond’s businesses.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
So you’ve got a Y-cam and you want to utilise your cameras awesome NAS-Ready™ functionality. Well, follow our guide below to get over any issues or questions you have during setup.
Earlier this year we released our NAS-Ready™ feature and where most customers are loving the connectivity it provides, we are seeing a few struggle trying to set this feature up. If that sounds familiar to you, then hopefully this step-by-step guide will sort everything out.
Step 1 – Getting the details
There are a few bits and bobs you are going to need to do and know before getting started.
Check that your NAS drive is compatible with the CIFS or SMB protocol – don’t worry, most do, but its good to check and doubly make-sure.
Find out your NAS drive IP address (this can be found within your NAS settings or by using the Search program that came with the drive) and take note of it. It will most likely start 192.X.X.X.
Create a folder in the root of your NAS drive for your Y-cam footage to be saved to. i.e. /footage. The camera only saves to folders one directory deep from the root of the NAS drive, so don’t create a directory like /my-stuff/downloads/camera/footage.
Ideally, create a new user in the NAS drive settings just for your Y-cam to access the drive. When creating the user, give it access to the directory you have just created, and make sure it has Read and Write access to it. If your NAS drive doesn’t allow you to create new users, or you don’t want to, just remember your admin username and password.
Step 2 – Getting your Y-cam talking to your NAS
Next step is to get your Y-cam talking to your NAS. To start this process you will need to access your Y-cam Settings page, and then access the Storage menu (located on the right of the Settings screen) and then Storage Setup.
Step 3 – The settings you need
Now you need to enter your settings within this menu, let’s do it step by step:
a. Storage Select – Select whether you want to record on NAS or microSD card, as your looking to connect to your NAS – select NAS.
b. NAS remote path – This is where you specify the IP address of your NAS drive and also the folder you want the files saved in. Enter your NAS drives IP address (found in Step 1). You should put two forward slashes before the IP address – this is a networking command that gets the Y-cam to access your network. Don’t enter http:// or www in this box, just the two forward slashes and the IP. Follow this IP address with a directory name – the directory already needs to exist on the NAS drive for the Y-cam to save files to it.
Please note : The Y-cam only accepts one level of directory so your address should look like i.e. //192.168.1.100/footage/ as opposed to //192.168.1.100./downloads/camera/footage.
c. Authorisation – Your NAS drive may need a username and password to access it – if this is the case, select Yes, and then enter the details below.
d. User name & Password – This follows on from the point above, and is only required if you selected Yes. You should enter the details here of the Y-cam user you set up on your NAS drive that has Read and Write access.
Please click “Apply” to confirm your settings.
Step 4 – Complete
Your camera and NAS should now be connected; you just need to tell it when you want it to record, either continuously, on alarm (when motion is detected) or at intervals. These options can be also be accessed within your Y-cam settings under the Storage Menu.
Still having issues?
We hope that this has helped anyone who was unsure or having issues setting up NAS-Ready™. If you still have questions, leave a comment below and we can add more information to this article. If you want one-on-one support, our tech support team are on hand to help you out, either submit a ticket here, or call 020 8334 7373 (9:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday).
We are also aiming to produce more of these guides therefore if you have any requests please feel free to comment and let us know!
The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest emerging markets and is crying out for innovative ITC solutions, so what better way to reach this unlimited potential then to attend GITEX Technology Week – and this year you can also drop by and see your favourite IP manufacture.
GITEX Technology Week is one of the largest and most important technology events from around the globe, acting as a Mecca for international businesses, ITC vendors and technology enthusiasts alike; all looking for an abundance of new and inspirational technology.
Held this year at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), from the 9th-13th of October, GITEX will be home to some of the biggest names in IT and amongst them will be Y-cam. This year we will be there alongside Jabbakam on the Bentley Walker stand, where we will be highlighting not only a selection of our most loved cameras, but their seamless connection with the Jabbakam online service.
We’ve just dropped the price on our Y-cam Shell – the fantastic accessory for any indoor Y-cam camera owner!
The Y-cam Shell is a nifty piece of equipment; it is fully compatible with all our internal camera ranges (like our current S, SD & PoE range, plus our discontinued Original and Classic ranges) and allows you to wrap a camera in an IP66 rated case making it weatherproof.
This is pretty awesome in itself, as it means you can have a sexy looking camera inside or outside at a fantastic price. And now there’s an EXTRA reason to grab one – we’ve just knocked a hefty £10 off its original price!
This offer is available via our online store, and from selected Y-cam resellers. If you wish to know more about out Shell’s please check out our dedicated accessories page, or if you wish to take advantage of the price drop straight away visit our online store now.
Our good friends at Sunshine Apps are holding a one day flash sale to celebrate the launch of their newly released NetCam2Go. On Saturday 1st October they will be offering a whopping 50% off the standard price of the the newly updated app.
NetCam2Go is available for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch and comes with an impressive number of features for using and controlling your Y-cam – including fast and simple configuration, audio compatibility including multiple streams, connection for up to 30 cameras with extensive layout options, sensitivity control and the ability to capture pictures directly from the app, plus so much more!
If you want to see just what NetCam2Go can do – just head over to NetCam2Go.com, or check out this handy little promo video.
Make sure you take advantage of this one day sale by heading over to the iTunes app store on Saturday 1st October and purchase your NetCam2Go with 50% off – to make it extra easy we’ve even included a QR code for you to scan and go straight to it.
Note: NetCam2Go’s normal price is £5.99 and discounts may vary depending on local iTunes App Store.