This article covers how you can make recordings with the Homewizard camera app

  1. How do I insert a Micro SD card.
  2. How do I enable recording in the app.
  3. How long can I record for.

1. How do I insert a Micro SD card

Your camera has the option to insert a Micro SD card. Images and recordings from your camera can be stored on the Micro SD card. The location of the Micro SD port is different for each model. See below where you can find the Micro SD card port on your camera model;


Insert Micro SD-card

  • The Micro SD port of the C721IP & C723IP is located on the side of the camera.
  • The Micro SD port of the C724IP & C923IP is located at the back of the camera.
  • Information about the location of the Micro SD port of the C924IP can be found here: Insert MicroSD card into Outdoor Dome camera
  • The MicroSD port on the C735IP is visible when the camera is turned on or when it is closed (Privacy mode).
  • The MicroSD port of the C933IP is visible at the back under the flap.


Compatibility and requirements

Please consult the table below to find out what type of Micro SD card can be placed with what model of camera. We always recommend using SD cards which are available through our webstore to prevent incompatibility.


ModelMediumCapacityTypeWriting speed
Smartwares camera

C723IP, C724IP, C923IP , C924IP
Micro SD card

8GB, 16GB, 32GBSDHC

4MB/s ( class 4)

Smartwares camera

C735IP, C933IP
16,GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GBSDHC, SDXC

 
minimal 4MB/s (class 4) 



Compatibility with C723IP, C724IP, C923IP and C924IP is limited to Micro SD type SDHC with a storage from 4GB to 32GB and only class 4 speed throughput.

Compatibility with C721IP, C735IP and C933IP is limited to Micro SD type SDHC or SDXC with a storage from 4GB up to 256GB and at least class 4 up to class 10 speed throughput.


2. How do I enable recording in the app

You can set up recording in the app with the following actions;


  1. Open the 'HomeWizard Cameras' -app
  2. Go to 'Options' of the camera in the list view.
  3. Then press 'Recordings'
    • Then click on  'Recording settings'
    • You have the options;
      • Manual: The camera does not start recording automatically. You can record manually from the Full screen view.
      • Always record: The camera always records. When the SD card is full, the oldest recordings are automatically deleted.
      • Only on detection: The camera only records on detection. The minimum length of a detection recording is 30 seconds. The recording is automatically extended if detection takes place.



3. How long can I record

How long you can record depends on the following criteria.

  • The maximum storage space of your Micro SD card.
  • The resolution of your camera.
  • The amount of movement in the image.
  • The set bandwidth of the camera. You can set the bandwidth as below;
    1. Open the 'HomeWizard Cameras' -app
    2. Go to 'Options' in the list view at the camera.
    3. Then press  'Image'
      • Then click on 'Bandwidth'.
      • With lower bandwidth the quality of the image goes down and you can store more on the Micro SD card.

With standard settings, 24 hours of recording requires about 4GB of storage.