Step 1 - Software installation
See the following pictures for the step-by-step process and just click to enlarge the images if you want to check the details...
Read the Agreement and click "Next"
Usually, you don't need to change the default installation directory, so just click "Next" to proceed with the installation and choose the language.
Set the destination and click "Next"
Choose the language and click "Next"
The installation process is very fast. The Wizard shows everything in green color indicating that the installation was successful. Click "Next" to continue.
Just wait for the installation
Installation completed - click "Next"
Step 2 - Server setup
In the next step, you can check the server name and port number. I recommend keeping the server port number the way it is. (Change the server name only).
See the server name and port info
Setup is completed
Step 3 - License
Check the option to request a Free license and click "OK". Next, you just need to fill the information and click "Activate" to get your license.
The computer must be connected to the Internet....
Request the license and click "OK"
Fill the data and click "Activate"
Just check your data to make sure everything is correct.
You can see the number of cameras available (9) and the "never expire" info.
Check your data and wait...
The license is OK - Start the Wizard
Step 4 - Create a password
After the installation, you need to create a password for the server.
Just click "OK" (there's no initial password) and create a new password.
The software forces you to create a strong password which must contain:
- A minimum of 8 characters.
- Must contain at least 2 Uppercase letters.
- Must contain at least 2 Lowercase letters
Don't type a password - click "Enter"
Create a new password
Step 5 - Find the IP cameras (Auto discovery)
In this step the software looks for IP cameras in your network, just Launch the Wizard and choose the Ethernet interface the computer is connected to, so the software can scan the network and bring the results. (see following pictures).
Click Launch Step 1 - to search for the IP cameras
Select the Ethernet interface the computer is connected to
The next screen shows the cameras the Device auto discovery found.
As you can see, only my Webcams were available.
For some unknown reason, the software could not find my Samsung SNB-6004 and Intelbras VIP 1120B (OEM Dahua) camera. They were connected to the same local switch, even with the Windows firewall and anti-virus were disabled.
Step 6 - Find the IP cameras (Manually)
If the IP cameras don't show up in the software (like mine), just try to add them manually. Open the Luxriot console (click the icon on desktop)
Click the button "New Device" to add an IP camera.
Give your camera a title and click the button "Select Model"
Choose your camera model from the list and click "OK".
Click on the Network Menu on the left side and fill the information on the right side.
Fill the camera IP, port, username, and password and click "Apply" --> "OK"
Part 7 - Open the Luxriot EVO Monitor
And now your camera is live in this awesome Free VMS...
Just repeat the last step to add new cameras and if you don't find the brand you are looking for (just like I didn't find the Intelbras model), use the ONVIF protocol.
Luxriot Software Professional version
The free version is very good for small projects, but if you want to add more channels and enable other features you can try the Luxriot Evo S.
Intelligent applications such as LPR (License Plate Recognition) and FR (Face Recognition) are available as modules you can purchase from Luxriot.