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How do I set up my FLIR FX camera using an Android™ phone?

  1. Download the FLIR FX app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Connect the included USB cable to the power adapter. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the camera or the camera stand and connect the power adapter to a power outlet. 

    NOTE The REC LED located on the top of the camera will glow orange inducating the camera is charging. The battery will take 6 hours to fully charge. You can connect the power adapter to either the USB port on the camera or camera stand. Do not connect a USB cable to both the camera and the stand at the same time.

  3. The camera will turn on automatically when power is connected and the REC LED will turn on. If camera does not turn on, press the power button to turn on the camera.

  4. Open the app. Tap New User to create a new account or tap Existing User if you already have an account (for example, if you bought the camera from the FLIR website).

  5. If you are a new user, enter your email address and password then tap Sign Up.

  6. Tap Add your first camera.

  7. Select either Indoor or Outdoor, depending on your camera type.

  8. Charge your camera for at least 20 minutes before continuing the setup then tap Continue.

  9. Scan the QR code on your camera, which is located on the bottom of the indoor stand. OR tap and manually enter the number printed beneath the QR code.

  10. Wait for the app to automatically connect your smartphone or tablet to the Wi-Fi network created by the camera.

    NOTE: In some cases, the app may not be able to connect your phone to the camera's WiFi network. To continue setup, you will need to select the color of the LED on the back of camera (click here for instructions on checking the LEDs on the outdoor camera).  Then connect your Android device to the camera's WiFi network (will look something like "FX-fxvdb30b2744").

  11. Give your camera a name and password and press Set. The camera name can be anything you want, such as the location of the camera (e.g., “Front Door”) or how the camera will be used (e.g., “Sports Camera”).

  12. Select the appropriate Wi-Fi network from the list. Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network and tap Connect.

  13. The LED on the back of the camera will flash while the camera is connecting to the Wi-Fi network. When it connects, it glows green and the app displays the screen below.

  14. Tap Done. Select the camera from the camera list to connect to the live video.

    NOTE: If you enter the wrong Wi-Fi password, the camera will attempt to connect to the network for 60 seconds. If it cannot connect after 60 seconds, it will return to Direct Mode and the will turn on. Once the is glowing, retry the setup.

Last Updated: 6/24/2015