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Configuring UMTS/3G Modems and SMS

The Setup of UMTS/3G Modem dialog contains the parameters for configuring Internet connections via UMTS/3G devices.

The SMS Profiles dialog contains the profiles for sending alarm SMS messages.

The Camera Remote Control via SMS dialog allows configuring the camera when receiving specific commands via SMS.

Note: These features are not available for all camera models.


Setting up the UTMS modem

The Setup of UMTS/3G Modem dialog contains the parameters for configuring Internet connections via UMTS/3G devices.

The Activate selection box allows specifying if and how the modem should establish an Internet connection:

Note: If the modem had been deactivated up to this point, you will need to reboot the camera after activating the UMTS/3G modem.

Description of Parameters

Parameter Description
Enabled Enter the number of the phone that is allowed to send SMS messages with commands to the UMTS/3G modem.
PIN Enter the four-digit PIN required for unlocking the modem's USIM.
Phone number Enter the dial-up number of the mobile network provider.
APN Enter the name of the UMTS/3G access point.
Account Enter the access data (user name and password) assigned by the mobile network provider.

Note: Please note that changes to the configuration are only stored temporarily in the camera's active configuration. In order to store the changes permanently, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory (see Storing the Configuration).

SMS Profiles

The SMS Profiles dialog contains the profiles for sending alarm SMS messages.

Description of Parameters

Parameter Description
Phone number Enter the phone number to which the camera sends the alarm SMS.
SMS Text Enter the text of the SMS in this field.

Note: Please note that changes to the configuration are only stored temporarily in the camera's active configuration. In order to store the changes permanently, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory (see Storing the Configuration).

Camera Remote Control via SMS

The Camera Remote Control via SMS dialog allows setting the SMS commands for remotely controlling the camera. The SMS Reception main switch allows activating/deactivating the reception of SMS messages:

Note: In order to activate the reception of SMS messages and the remote control feature, set SMS Reception to Enabled and click on the Set button at the bottom of the dialog. Note that an existing Internet connection will be closed.

You can execute the following remote commands using the parameters in the table below:

Description of Parameters

Parameter Description
Phone number Enter the number of the phone that is allowed to send SMS messages with commands to the UMTS/3G modem.
ip-message Enter the command or code word that needs to be in the SMS. If this is the case, the camera executes the corresponding command.
Enabled Use this checkbox to activate/deactivate the commands that are available:
  • Activated: The camera executes the corresponding commands, if the SMS Reception main switch is enabled.
  • Disabled: The camera does not execute these commands.

If the SMS Reception main switch is disabled, the camera will not accept any SMS messages, even if the Enabled checkbox of the corresponding command has been enabled.

Acknowledge If this checkbox is activated, the camera sends an acknowledgement SMS to the phone that sent the command SMS.

Note: Please note that changes to the configuration are only stored temporarily in the camera's active configuration. In order to store the changes permanently, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory (see Storing the Configuration).


Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

 In order to enable these settings, you need to store the configuration and reboot the camera!

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