There are two ways to setup a Sony camera:

  • Auto Setup - completely automated setup procedure (highly recommended)
  • Manual Setup - add the settings to your camera individually


Auto Setup


Note: Before starting, make sure that you've port-forwarded your camera. If you're unsure how to start the port-forwarding process, take a look at our guide


Start the "Add Camera" Wizard

First Login with your username and password.  Click on the "Timeline" tab. This is where you'll have a list of any cameras you've already setup.

Click on "Add Camera", select "Sony", and pick your model. Name your camera whatever you'd like. 

Once you click on next, you'll have to add in your camera's username, password, IP address, RTSP port, and HTTP port. This means your RTSP & HTTP ports need to be forwarded on your router. Note that if you turn on HTTPS you will require to supply a certificate. Typically HTTPS is turned off during setup.


Click on Next.

This is where you can also change whether or not you'd like notifications, and the sensitivity of your camera's motion detection. Once you're done, click on "Finish". 

Now the setup wizard will run through its process and confirm that it completed the configuration successfully.  Whenever there's motion activity, your video and image recordings will be saved and stored in the cloud which allows you to access it from anywhere, including your Android or iOS device.

That's it for the setup!

Manual Setup of any Sony camera

Don't follow this guide! Use the automated setup. There is no need to manually setup your camera.

Start the "Add Camera" Wizard

Click on "Add Camera", select "Sony", and pick your model. Name your camera whatever you'd like.

Since you're adding your camera manually, make sure to turn off Auto Setup. Put in your RTSP port. 

Setup your camera, and make sure to save the FTP server name, Username, and password in any seperate document, you'll need them for later. 


Now login to your Camera. Enter your camera's IP address into your address bar and login using the camera's credentials. 

Tip: If you're having trouble logging into your camera, try using Internet Explorer as your browser.

It's time to update the FTP Settings.

Under Setting, click on Action Output, and go to FTP still Image Sending. 

Replace the FTP server, username, and password with the information you received after setting up the camera.

Now go to Action Output, and click on Execution Condition. Make sure "Motion Detection" is selected for "FTP still Image Sending".

Now go to action input, click on the Motion Detection tab, then on VMD settings.

This is your motion detection zone. If you want to cover the entire screen, grab the corner of each point and stretch it out till the opposite corner.

Click OK, and that's it! Now verify your live view and motion detection events are coming in.