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How to Set-up Photo Forwarding

As well as storing and viewing your installation’s photos on the photoSentinel servers, you have the option to forward photos to Dropbox, Google Drive, your own FTP/FTPS server or an Amazon S3 server.

As part of your standard Cloud Services subscription you can forward each photo once to your primary Photo Forwarding location. To forward images more than once, you will need to purchase Additional Photo Forwarding Data from the Services page.

Find steps below for setting up photo forwarding in two scenarios:

  1. Setting Up a Photo Forwarding Location for Yourself (photos are being forwarded to your own account e.g. your own Dropbox account)
  2. Setting Up a Photo Forwarding Location for Another User (photos are being forwarded to their account e.g. their Google Drive)

1. Set Up a Photo Forwarding Location for Myself

Authorise Google Drive and Dropbox for Photo Forwarding

Before setting up a photo forwarding location for Google Drive and/or Dropbox, you will first need to authorise that location on your user account.

Skip to Photo Forwarding if you are setting up Amazon S3 or an FTP/FTPS server as a photo forwarding location.

  1. Login to Control Hub.
  2. Select your user name in the top right corner of the page to go to your My Details page.
  3. Scroll down to the Third-Party Authorisations section.
  4. Select the Authorise button of the service you wish to authorise.
  5. Provide your account’s login credentials.

You have now given authorisation to use your Google or Dropbox account as a photo forwarding location.

Set Up Photo Forwarding

Proceed to set up your account as a photo forwarding location.

  1. Login to Control Hub.
  2. Select your installation from the Installation dropdown.
  3. Navigate to the Photo Forwarding tab.
  4. Select + Location.
  5. Select your Photo Forwarding location (an existing Google Drive/Dropbox, etc. account you own).
  6. Tick Use as primary if you want this location to be the free, primary photo forwarding location that is included with your Cloud Services subscription.
  7. Set the Active/Inactive slider to Active.
  8. Fill out the rest of the Forwarding location information.
  9. Select the Save Changes button.

All future photos will now be forwarded to your selected account.

2. Set Up a Photo Forwarding Location for Another User

  1. Login to Control Hub.
  2. Select your installation from the Installation dropdown.
  3. Navigate to the Photo Forwarding tab.
  4. Select + Location.
  5. Select the user’s photo forwarding location (their Google Drive/Dropbox, etc. account).
  6. Tick Use as primary if you want their location to be the free, primary photo forwarding location that is included with your Cloud Services subscription.
  7. Set the Active/Inactive slider to Active.
  8. Fill out the rest of the Forwarding location information.
      photoSentinel User Account: Select the user with the Google Drive/Dropbox, etc. account you wish to use. If the desired user account doesn’t appear in the dropdown, you will need to first need set their user permissions for this installation on the Info tab.
  9. Select the Save Changes button.
  10. If the user has not already set up authorisation for their account, select the Send Link button. This button will send them an email with a link to a page where they can provide their credentials for authorisation.

Once the user has provided their credentials, all future photos will now be forwarded to their account.

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