Where can I find detection recordings of Tapo&Kasa cameras on the Tapo app?

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Updated 09-13-2023 06:29:00 AM 59023
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This article will introduce the steps to find and watch the detection recordings of the Tapo&Kasa cameras on the Tapo app.

Here we take Tapo C200 as an example.

Step 1.

On the Home page of the Tapo app:

  • Click on the camera model to go to the Live View page.
  • Tap the settings icon at the top right corner to go to the Device Settings page.
  • Click on Detection to check if the related detection types are enabled. For example, please enable Motion Detection if you want the camera to record motion events.

Note: Different camera models support different detection types.

Step 2.

On the Live View page, tap Playback & Download to view detection recordings.

For Cloud Videos:

If you have subscribed to the Tapo/Kasa Care service, please tap the Cloud icon and select the date to find the detection recordings you want.

Tap the three dots icon at the top right corner, you have Filter, Select, and Auto-Save to Phone options.

Filter: it helps you to filter the recordings according to the detection type.

Select: it helps you to select the recordings to delete.

Auto-Save to Phone: it will automatically save photos and videos you take to your phone’s album once enabled.

Note: You can also watch the cloud detection recordings on the Tapo app>Cameras tab>Activity Center, the Activity Center will show all your cameras detection recordings.

For Local Videos:

If you have inserted a microSD card into the camera, please go to the camera’s Device Settings>Storage & Recording page to confirm the microSD Card Recording feature is enabled. Then the camera detection recordings will be stored on the microSD card.

On the camera’s Live View>Playback & Download>Playback page, tap the SD Card icon, select the date, and then you can drag the timeline to find the detection recordings you want to view.

Note: Different detection recordings have different colors.

If you tap the three dots icon at the top right corner, you will see Auto-Save to Phone feature.

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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