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Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:31 pm
by Anthony
This new feature allows anyone with an account to share their cameras with other account owners and as well to accept shares from other account owners.

Cameras can be shared with or without admin rights. Admin rights can be revoked or reinstated at anytime with a single click.

Security for this feature requires that the recipient also have an account. To accept a share requires the recipient to click an "Accept" button in the share request email sent from the server when the share is created by the camera owner,

Upon acceptance, the new shared camera will show under My Cameras for the recipient. The camera owner and the recipient can remove the share at any time by clicking Unshare. There is no cost to sharing cameras.

Here is a quick how to guide on this feature which should be released within a couple of days.

How to Share Cameras using the Ridgetec Portal and App: (watch this full screen for best results)

Re: Camera Shares with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:41 pm
by Anthony
This feature is now LIVE. Please reply if you have any questions or suggestions about it.

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:26 pm
by Anthony
Has anyone here tried the new Sharing feature and can you comment on it? or make any suggestions on it?

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:05 pm
by reaperman
How is this camera sharing different than the guest emails that is found in the settings page?

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07 am
by Anthony
With camera sharing the recipient does not need to have cameras but could. they can install the mobile app and get mobile push notifications off your camera. In this case need to to deal with the hassle of all those emails. they can monitor cameras in the app or online as if they belonged to them.

Does that make sense ?

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:00 pm
by Anthony
Has anyone tried sharing any cameras yet ? I feel its much better than sending them emails for each event.

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:34 pm
by reaperman
When I add a email address, I get this red notice on the top of the page
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Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:48 pm
by Anthony
Yes, your "friend" needs to have an account.... :D

talk to your "friend". have them register, activate an account... then you can share. I decided to do it this way otherwise we run into the misspelled email address issue. This way you know you got it right because otherwise you get this error message.

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:38 am
by Anthony
Reaper,

Did you get the share going?

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:53 pm
by Anthony
I see Sam got one.... :mrgreen:

Re: Ridgetec adds Camera Sharing with Portal and Mobile application 12/6/2019

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:04 pm
by reaperman
Anthony wrote: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:53 pm I see Sam got one.... :mrgreen:

Yep, he’s my nephew. Another buddy is on vacation now. Another is hit or miss, but he says he’s going to buy a Lookout like mine. I’m not sure what he’s waiting for, he’s at hunting maniac.