How to Set Up Vivitar Smart Bulb, Camera, or Outlet

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Set up your new Vivitar Smart Home product.
  • Connect to the Vivitar Smart Home Security app. 
Before We Begin:
  • Unbox your new device.
  • Have your mobile device handy.

? Which Vivitar device are you setting up?

  1. Light bulb
  2. Home camera
  3. Outlet

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Set up your new Vivitar Smart Home product.
  • Connect to the Vivitar Smart Home Security app. 
Before We Begin:
  • Unbox your new device.
  • Have your mobile device handy.

  1. Make sure your lamp or light fixture is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing bulb from your fixture.
  3. Carefully screw in your new Vivitar bulb.
    Install Bulb
  4. Turn your lamp or light fixture on.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Launch the Play Store.
    Install the Android App
  2. Select the search bar at the top.
    Install the Android App
  3. Type in Vivitar Smart Home Security, then select Vivitar Smart Home Security from the list.
    Select Vivitar Smart Home Security from Google Play
  4. Select Install.
    Install Page for app for Google Play

  1. Open Vivitar Smart Home Security.
    Open Vivitar Smart Home Security App
  2. Along the bottom, select Devices.
    Vivitar app with Devices selected. Screenshot.
  3. Select Add New Device.
    Vivitar app with Add New Device selected. Screenshot.
  4. From here, you may add your bulb by either scanning a barcode or by selecting it from a list.

To Add Via Barcode Scan

  1. Tap Scan Barcode.
    Add new device screen with Scan Barcode selected. Screenshot.
  2. If prompted, select Allow.
    Prompt: Allow Smart Home Security to take pictures and record video? Screenshot.
  3. Take a screenshot of your bulb's barcode which is located on the box.
    Capturing the barcode with your mobile device's camera. Screenshot.
  4. If you have difficulties scanning the barcode, proceed to the next method located below.
  5. Once your bulb is detected, you'll be prompted to Sign in or Create account.
    Sign in or Register. Screenshot.
  6. Your bulb is now added. You may now configure your bulb within the app.

To Add Via List

  1. Tap Lights.
    Add new device screen with Lights selected. Screenshot.
  2. Select your light from the list.
    Light of Vivitar bulbs. Screenshot.
  3. Register or Sign in to complete the setup.
    Register. Screenshot.
  4. Your bulb is now added. You may now configure your bulb from within the app.
  1. Open the App Store.
    iOS App Store
  2. Select Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Type in "Vivitar Smart Home Security", then select Vivitar Smart Home Security from the list.
    Search for the Vivitar Smart Home Security iOS App

  4. Select Get to install the app.
    iOS Press Get the App

  1. Insert a Micro SD memory card (Class 4 or higher, up to 32 GB) into the card slot located on the side of the camera.
    Inserting Micro SD card into Vivitar Camera.
  2. Connect one end of the provided USB cable into the AC charger.
    Connect power adapter.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the rear of the camera.
    Connect charger to camera.
  4. Plug the camera into the wall.
    Plug it in.
  5. Reset the camera:
    1. Use the provided setup tool or a paperclip to press the Reset button on the back of the camera.
      Pin in the reset hole.
    2. Hold the button down until the LED indicator turns red.
      Red LED.
    3. The camera will say "reset success" when complete.
  6. The LED indicator will blink blue after about one minute.
    LED blue.
  7. If you wish to, you may mount the camera with the provided mounting hardware.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Launch the Play Store.
    Install the Android App
  2. Select the search bar at the top.
    Install the Android App
  3. Type in Vivitar Smart Home Security, then select Vivitar Smart Home Security from the list.
    Select Vivitar Smart Home Security from Google Play
  4. Select Install.
    Install Page for app for Google Play

  1. Open Vivitar Smart Home Security.
    Open Vivitar Smart Home Security App
  2. Along the bottom, select Devices.
    Vivitar app with Devices selected. Screenshot.
  3. Select Add New Device.
    Vivitar app with Add New Device selected. Screenshot.
  4. From here, you may add your device by either scanning a barcode or by selecting it from a list. Choose one of the methods below.

To Add Via Barcode Scan

  1. Tap Scan Barcode.
    Add new device screen with Scan Barcode selected. Screenshot.
  2. If prompted, select Allow.
    Prompt: Allow Smart Home Security to take pictures and record video? Screenshot.
  3. Take a screenshot of your device's barcode which is located on the box.
    Capturing the barcode with your mobile device's camera. Screenshot.
  4. If you have difficulties scanning the barcode, proceed to the next method located below.
  5. Once your device is detected, you'll be prompted to Sign in or Create account.
    Sign in or Register. Screenshot.
  6. Your device is now added. You may now configure it within the app.

To Add Via List

  1. Tap your device type from within the list.
    Add new device screen with Lights selected. Screenshot.
  2. You'll be presented with a list of devices. Select your specific device from the list.
    Light of Vivitar bulbs. Screenshot.
  3. Register or Sign in to complete the setup.
    Register. Screenshot.
  4. Your device is now added. You may now configure it from within the app.
  1. Open the App Store.
    iOS App Store
  2. Select Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Type in "Vivitar Smart Home Security", then select Vivitar Smart Home Security from the list.
    Search for the Vivitar Smart Home Security iOS App

  4. Select Get to install the app.
    iOS Press Get the App

  1. Plug your Vivitar outlet into the wall.
    Plug in the Vivitar outlet.
  2. LED will flash red while searching for a network, show solid red while connected to the network but power output off, show blue while connected to the network with the power output on.
    Vivitar LED indicator.
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