How to Set Up a TP-Link Kasa Cam

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Cam to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • Your Kasa account credentials.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Cam to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • Your Kasa account credentials.
  1. Place the camera in the location you prefer, then connect the micro USB cable into the port on the rear of the camera.
    Micro USB cable plugged into rear of Kasa Cam.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable into the supplied USB wall plug, and connect this into an available wall outlet.
    • After about 10 seconds, the light beneath the lens will begin to toggle between orange and green.
      Kasa Cam turned on.
  3. Your mobile device will need to be connected to the Kasa Cam's setup network in order to proceed.

    The Wi-Fi setup network will have Kasa_Cam in its name.

  1. Open Apps on your mobile device.
    Android Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in Android settings.
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.
  5. In the list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the Kasa_Cam network. This is an unsecured setup network and will not require a password to join.
  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add icon highlighted in device list of Kasa app.
  3. Scroll through the list of devices and select the Camera.
    Camera highlighted in device selection list of Kasa app.
  4. Choose how you intend on placing the camera. Depending on your choice you may be shown some placement suggestions and tips.
    Camera placement selection screen in Kasa app.
  5. Ensure your camera has powered on and that the light beneath the lens is toggling between orange and green. Tap Next to continue.
    Next option highlighted on device power up screen in Kasa app.
  6. Your mobile device should already be connected to the camera's Wi-Fi setup network. Tap Next to continue.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  7. Give your camera a name, then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device naming screen in Kasa app.
  8. Choose whether or not you would like to receive notifications.
    Camera notification toggling screen in Kasa app.
  9. Confirm your home Wi-Fi name is correct and enter the Wi-Fi password, then tap Next to connect.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  10. Tap Done to complete the setup.
    Done option highlighted on setup completion screen.
  11. You'll get a camera preview in the end that you can use to reposition the camera if needed. Tap I'm done positioning when you're finished.
    I'm done positioning option highlighted in Kasa app.
  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. In the list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the Kasa_Cam network. This is an unsecured setup network and will not require a password to join.
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