When you setup your camera with Secure Cloud Video the whole goal is to get motion detection events. So you should see events in your Timeline. They can either be images or videos depending on your camera's capabilities and/or your personal preference.

How you setup motion detection events on your camera depends on the model.

  • Many cameras can be automatically configured with "Auto Setup". This is where we write settings on your camera during the Secure Cloud Video add camera wizard to enable motion detection.
  • Some cameras require you to take action and setup motion detection in the camera's interface. This depends on the model but typically involves various steps. For assistance, please contact your Secure Cloud Video representative or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

After setting this up on your camera if you are still not getting motion detection events in your Timeline here are some things you can check.

  1. Ensure that your cameras are ON. Click on your "Username" menu and look for your current display message. "Turn Cameras OFF" means that Global Motion Detection is enabled. "Turn Cameras ON" means that your Global Motion Detection is disabled. These setting affects all cameras simultaneously.

    Motion Detection can be turned on/off on a per camera basis as well. Click on the arrow to the right of the camera in the Timeline and choose "Edit". Make sure that "Motion Detection" is set to ON. If the camera is set to use a schedule (see #8), make sure you make note of the hours set within the schedule.

  2. Reconfigure your camera. From the Timeline page, click the dropdown arrow to the right of the camera, select "Edit" and click the "Reconfigure Camera" button.

  3. Check your camera's connectivity. Can you go to the internal IP of the camera without problems?

  4. Update the firmware! There is a reason your camera has released new firmware. Bug fixes. So make sure you get the latest and update. A good example of a common issue is with Foscam cameras. You will get motion events but they all fail to play. There was a bug in older Foscam firmware that resulted in corrupted video.

  5. For some camera types, try removing your camera from Secure Cloud Video and adding it again. This resets the settings required for Secure Cloud Video. For assistance, please contact your Secure Cloud Video representative or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  6. Secure Cloud Video relies on motion events sent from the camera. Every camera has system logs. Does it show motion events recently?

  7. Did your IP change recently? Take a look at some essential networking tips. Often DNS is the culprit as it can't resolve to Secure Cloud Video's servers.

  8. Go to the FTP settings on your camera's configuration page. Press the test button. Does it succeed?

  9. Did you setup a schedule? Remove the schedule for now. By default no schedule is needed, Secure Cloud Video will record at all times. Once you have sorted out the problem then you can add your schedule.

  10. The good ole reboot. I can't tell you how many times a simple camera reboot cleared out the problem.

  11. Factory reset. Sometimes resetting the camera entirely can clear out the problem. Prepare yourself as you will have to setup the network again. For assistance, please contact your Secure Cloud Video representative or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  12. In some cases your router may be blocking outgoing ports. Although rare, there are some cases where firewall settings may block some outgoing traffic. For example the Comcast/Xfinity router has a default firewall setting that blocks P2P traffic. In this case changing the firewall setting to "minimal" security is a good test to see if it starts working. Now you can start to narrow down the specific setting that's blocking the outgoing ports.

Go over to the Timeline page to see if any recordings were saved. The timeline will populate any event that happens with a blue bar. Make sure to wait a couple of minutes after each setting you try as it can take some time to start propagating to the cloud.