Another nice update with something to play with
It has been announced for a long time, it’s finally possible to play with Push Notifications and SMS notifications.
To do so, you need at least this version 184.108.40.206 and you need to enable our (experimental) Netcam Studio Central.
Modify the file NetcamStudioX.exe.config in C:\Program Files\Netcam Studio - 64-bit
In the appSettings setting, modify the value of EnableCentral to true
Restart Netcam Studio X and you’ll find a new icon in the top menu bar looking like an electric plug, this enables you to create a new Netcam Studio Central account or to login.
If you are not connected to NCSC then Push Notification & SMS notification features will not work.
Once you are logged in, you can create new rules (ideally onMotionFinished) in the Rule Manager that will trig PushNotification or SMSNotification as action.
For SMS ensure that you use the format 41xxxxxxx where 41 is the country code in my case as phone number (no 00, no +).
For Push Notifications, you can select the target users, this requires that you have logged in in Netcam Studio Mobile using this User account and have been in the settings of Netcam Studio Mobile to enable Push Notifications. It’s a bit complicated and will be simplified in the next version of the mobile app by automatically registering mobile devices but it’s not the case in v3.4.8 so it requires this extra step.
Please note that there are currently limit quotas and that it’s purely for testing at this stage, it may be broken or stop working at any time since we are still working on this part. Also for the accounts that you create, we may reset the database at any time meaning that you will probably have to register again later when it will be officially available.
The current quotas are the following:
- Push Notifications : 200 / day
- SMS: 5 / day
Actually SMS is pretty expensive so it should be limited to new alerts that we will put in place such as low disk space / lost connection to a camera but will apparently not be usable for alerts notifications due to the price it costs for sending each message.
Push Notifications seems to be a much better option and normally we will be able to provide unlimited Push Notifications to users with a license (still to be confirmed) for at least 1 year.
Also changed in this version: Possibility to disable logging to HDD (at the same place in appSettings).
Android Client that doesn’t require to manually activate push in Netcam Studio Mobile after login in (however you still need to allow the app to receive Push Notifications the first time):