How can I connect my Tapo camera to a NAS or NVR?

Configuration Guide
Updated 11-07-2023 03:44:12 AM 498746
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The Tapo camera supports the standard ONVIF protocol (Profile S) as well as the RTSP protocol, so it can work with third-party NVR or NAS devices that also support the standard ONVIF protocol. However, the Kasa camera does not support ONVIF or RTSP protocol, so it cannot work with third-party NVR or NAS devices.

If you want to manage and view the camera on a third-party NVR or NAS device, you are suggested to contact the NVR or NAS support or visit their official website to find the instructions to add the camera on your NVR or NAS devices (different NVR or NAS devices may have different configuration methods). This article will show you some basic parameters that it may require to connect the Tapo camera to your NVR or NAS device.

1. The IP address of the camera

The IP address of the camera is assigned by your host router and you can find it on your host router’s DHCP list or on the Tapo app (Device Settings -> Navigate to the Device Info page). For detailed instructions, please refer to "How can I find the IP address of my Tapo&Kasa cameras?".

2. The ports for standard ONVIF and RTSP protocols

ONVIF Service Port: 2020

RTSP Service Port: 554

3. The username/password of the camera

You can create your own username/password on the Tapo app.

3.1. On the Home page of the Tapo app, tap your camera model card or tap the Cameras tab>click on Manage on your camera model to go to the Live View page.

3.2. On the Live View page, tap the icon on the top right corner to enter the Device Settings page.

3.3. Tap Advanced Settings on the Device Settings page and then click on Camera Account to create an account (username and password) for the camera.

A prompt message will appear after clicking on Camera Account, read it carefully and then tap “Understand and Agree to Use”, then you can create an account for the camera.

Note: Tapo Care works best with one of the NVR or microSD card recordings, not both. At this point, the NVR recording will be disabled if Tapo Care and microSD card recording both work. To restart recording on the NVR, remove the microSD card from the camera.

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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