TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual

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About This Guide

This guide provides a brief introduction to the Home Security Wi-Fi Camera and the Tapo app, as well as regulatory information.

Please note that features available of the Tapo smart camera may vary by model and software version. The availability may also vary by region. All images, steps, and descriptions in this guide are only examples and may not reflect your actual experience.

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In this guide, the following convention is used:

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Underline Hyperlinks are in teal and underlined. You can click to redirect to a website.
Note: Ignoring this type of note might result in a malfunction or damage to the device.

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Introduction

When you are away home, there are always something you care about. Tapo C100 helps you receive a notification whenever your camera detects movement and check it in detail through the Tapo app. Also, you can personalize your security by setting motion detection zones to only notify you of what happens in areas that you choose.

  • 1080p High-Definition – Provides greater sharpness and clarity.
  • Night Vision – Provides a visual distance of up to 30 ft in total darkness.
  • Live View – Always keep an eye on what matters most to you—anytime, anywhere.
  • Two-Way Audio – Communicate in real time through a built-in microphone and speaker.
  • Alarm System – Triggers lights and sounds as an alarm when motion is detected.
  • Privacy Mode – Temporarily shut down surveillance with a tap in the app.
  • Sharing – Share interesting and funny videos to everyone on social media.
  • Easy Setup – Follow in-app instructions to easily set up within minutes.
  • Local Storage – Store up to 128 GB of video on a microSD card†,  equal to 384 hours (16 days) of footage△

The SD card is not provided. △ The data comes from TP-Link laboratory

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Set Up Your Camera

Follow the steps below to get started with your new camera.

Step 1. Download App
Get the Tapo app from the App Store or Google Play, or by scanning the QR code below.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - apple app store

TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - google play store

or

TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - qr code
https://www.tapo.com/app/download-app/

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Step 2. Log In
Open the app, and log in with your TP-Link ID. If you don’t have an account, create one first.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Log In

Step 3. Add Your Camera
Tap the ➕button in the app and select your model.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Add Your Camera

Step 4. Configure Camera
Follow app instructions to configure your camera and add it to your home network.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Configure Camera

Step 5. Place Camera

Place your camera on a flat surface, or install it on a wall or ceiling with the provided mounting screws.

  1. Mark Position
    Place the mounting template where you want the camera. For wall mounting, drill two holes through two circles.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Mark Position
  2. Mount Base
    Affix two mounting screws with the help of mounting template. For wall mounting, insert two anchors into holes and screw the screws into the anchors.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Mount Base
  3. Secure Camera
    Hang your camera on the screws.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Secure Camera

TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - screws

Main Camera Controls

After you successfully set up the camera, you will see your camera listed on the home page. You can view and manage your camera from anywhere at any time with the Tapo app.

Home Page
This page lists all your cameras you’ve added and you can view them directly and manage them easily. Tap the camera or go to Camera Preview > Manage to enter the Live View page.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Home Page

Live View
Tap Talk or Voice Call to communicate with loved ones, turn on Alarm to get noticed when motion detected, enable the Privacy Mode to temporarily shut down the surveillance for privacy, or go to Playback & Memory to check all recordings and saved moments.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Live View

Camera Settings

On Live View page, tapTP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - setting icon to enter the Camera Settings page. You can change the settings of your camera to meet various needs, such as change your camera name, customize detection settings and recording schedules, turn on or off notifications, set activity zones, etc.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - On Live View page

Me
On this page, you can edit your account, quickly check the memorable moments you saved, or find the FAQs of using smart camera and basic info related to the Tapo app.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Me

Motion Detection

With motion detection, the Tapo app alerts you of activity that matters and sends notifications straight to you when motion detected. Insert a microSD card to record the clips when motion detected. Otherwise, you can only receive the notifications.

Note: Initialize the SD card on the app before using it.

1. Go to Camera Settings page and tap Detection & Alerts to customize its current detection settings.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Go to Camera Settings page

2. On the Detection & Alerts page, enable the Motion Detection
function. It’s recommended to enable the Notifications function to receive motion detection messages.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - On the Detection & Alerts page

3. Customize Camera Alarm settings. Choose Alarm Type (Sound/Light) and Alarm Sound (Siren/Tone), and set Alarm Schedule as needed.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Customize Camera Alarm settings

4. Customize Activity Zones and the camera will only detect motion in custom zones. Entire view is covered by default.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Customize Activity Zones

5. Adjust Motion Sensitivity (Low/Normal/High) as needed. Increased sensitivity results in more recordings and notifications.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Adjust Motion Sensitivity

6. After editing the detection settings for the camera, you can set the Recording Schedule for the motion detection.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - After editing the detection settings

7. On the Live View page, tapTP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - play back memori to find all recordings. The orange sections are recordings for motion detection.

Note: The microSD card is needed for recordings. Initialize the SD card on the app before using it.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - On the Live View page, tap to find all recordings

24-hour Recordings

The microSD card is needed for 24-hour recording and it’s suggested to initialize the SD card on the app before using it.

1. On the Live View page, tapTP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - setting icon to enter the Camera Settings page.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - On the Live View page, tap to enter the Camera Settings page

2. Toggle on to enable the microSD Recording function and set the Recording Schedule for Continuous Recording (24-hour Recording) as needed.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Toggle on to enable the microSD Recording

3. On the Live View page, tap TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - play back memorito find all recordings. The blue sections mean continuous recording.

Note: The microSD card is needed for recordings. Initialize the SD card on the app before using it.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - On the Live View page, tap to find all recordings

Privacy Mode

On the Live View page, tapTP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Privacy Mode icon to enable the Privacy Mode. When enabled, streaming and recording functions will be temporarily disabled to protect your privacy.TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Privacy Mode

Authentication

FCC compliance information statement

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Product Name: Home Security Wi-Fi Camera

Model Number: Tapo C100

Component Name Model
AC ADAPTER T090060-2B1

Responsible Party:
TP-Link USA Corporation
Address: 10 Mauchly, Irvine, CA 92618
Website: http://www.tp-link.com/us/
Tel: +1 626 333 0234
Fax: +1 909 527 6804
E-mail: [email protected]

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is applicable to only Mobile Configurations. The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”

We, TP-Link USA Corporation, has determined that the equipment shown as above has been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards, FCC part 15. There is no unauthorized change is made in the equipment and the equipment is properly maintained and operated.

Issue Date: 2021-04-22

FCC compliance information statement
Product Name: AC ADAPTER
Model Number: T090060-2B1
Responsible Party:
TP-Link USA Corporation
Address: 10 Mauchly, Irvine, CA 92618
Website: http://www.tp-link.com/us/
Tel: +1 626 333 0234
Fax: +1 909 527 6804
E-mail: [email protected]

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

We, TP-Link USA Corporation, has determined that the equipment shown as above has been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards, FCC part 15. There is no unauthorized change is made in the equipment and the equipment is properly maintained and operated.

CE Mark Warning

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This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

OPERATING FREQUENCY (the maximum transmitted power)

2412MHz—2472MHz (20dBm)

EU Declaration of Conformity
TP-Link hereby declares that the device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of directives 2014/53/EU,
2009/125/EC, 2011/65/EU and (EU)2015/863.
The original EU Declaration of Conformity may be found at https://www.tapo.com/en/support/ce/.

RF Exposure Information
This device meets the EU requirements (2014/53/EU Article 3.1a) on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields by way of health protection.

The device complies with RF specifications when the device used at 20 cm from your body.
Restricted to indoor use.

UKCA Mark

TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - UKCA Mark

UKCA Declaration of Conformity

TP-Link hereby declares that the device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 and Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.
The original UK Declaration of Conformity may be found at https://www.tapo.com/support/ukca/.

Canadian Compliance Statement

This device contains licence-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s licenceexempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause interference.
  2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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Safety Information

  • Keep the device away from water, fire, humidity or hot environments. If you need service, please contact us.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the device.
  • Do not use damaged charger or USB cable to charge the device.
  • Do not use any other chargers than those recommended
  • Do not use the device where wireless devices are not allowed.
  • Adapter shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
  • Use only power supplies which are provided by manufacturer and in the original packing of this product. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Operating Temperature: 0 ºC~ 40 ºC (32°F ~ 104°F )

Storage Temperature: -40ºC~70ºC (-40°F ~ 158°F )

Please read and follow the above safety information when operating the device. We cannot guarantee that no accidents or damage will occur due to improper use of the device. Please use this product with care and operate at your own risk.

Explanation of the symbols on the product label

Symbol Explanation
TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - DC voltage DC voltage
TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - Indoor use only Indoor use only
TP-Link Home Security Wi-Fi Camera Tapo C100 User Manual - disposal logo RECYCLING
This product bears the selective sorting symbol for Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This means that this product must be handled pursuant to
European directive 2012/19/EU in order to be recycled or dismantled to minimize its impact on the environment.
User has the choice to give his product to a competent recycling organization or to the retailer when he buys a new electrical or electronic equipment.

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