DEFENDER GUARD IP4MCB1 Plug-In Power Security Camera User Guide

DEFENDER GUARD IP4MCB1 Plug-In Power Security Camera



Important: Guard Wi-Fi Camera will only work on 2.4 GHz frequency and is not compatible with 5.0 GHz networks.

Indicator Light Meaning

Solid: Initializing
Flashing: Camera not connected

Solid: Camera is connected Flashing: Camera-ready to connect

Tip: To turn off the Indicator Light, tap (• •) on the home screen, then select Device Details and then More to toggle the light off.

What You’ll Need

  • High speed internet connection and wireless router
  • Drill and or Phillips #2 screwdriver (Drilling template included)
  • 3/32” drill bit for pilot holes
  • 7/32” drill bit for wall anchors
  • 7/8” long drill bit
  • A compatible Android or iOS phone or tablet/iPad
  • Ethernet cable (If you’d like a wired camera setup)


Plug-In Your Camera

  • You can also setup a wired ethernet connection. See pg. 13 for more details.

Download the App

  • Download the Defender Guard app and follow the steps to create an account. An email account is required for verification.
  • This App is compatible with iOS 9+ and Android 4.1+



  • Before pairing, ensure your phone is connected to a 2.4 Ghz wifi network
  • After powering on your device, wait 60 seconds for the LED to flash green before pairing.


  • Tap + and Scan the QR code with your camera and follow the on-screen steps. Please turn the volume UP on your phone.
  • When prompted, enter your Wi-Fi network password.


  • Enter a device password to protect your camera.
  • You must be on a 2.4 Ghz network for your cameras to connect.
  • If you forget your password, press and hold the Reset button on your camera to restore the camera to factory settings.

Position and Install Your Camera

Important: Before mounting your camera, use the app to test your Wi-Fi strength and video feed. Plug the camera in the area you’ll be monitoring and view your footage to ensure you have a clear and uninterrupted view. To check your network signal strength, navigate to the Home Screen, select Me > Tool > Wi-Fi Detection Tool
Note: Cement walls, exterior finishes, and thick insulation can significantly affect Wi-Fi strength. Detection takes about 60 seconds. Install your camera in a preferred place, at a height where you can clearly see faces. Make sure there is a nearby power outlet.


Your Guard Camera comes with a 25 ft. extension cable, giving you 35 ft. to mount your camera from the power outlet.

  • Position the camera using the adjustable joints to ensure the best possible camera angle.

USING THE APPGet To Know Your Home Screen

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Setting Up Motion Detection

  • To access Detection Settings, navigate to the home screen, tap (• •), select Device Details and Detection.

  • You can turn Motion Detection on or off.
  • Select Detection Region Setting to set Activity Regions, reducing motion notifications from high movement areas, such as the road or a tree.
  • Tap (or drag) the grid to set your motion detection area. Regions highlighted in orange will detect motion. No alarm will be triggered when motion is detected in the non-motion detection areas.
  • Select Detection Sensitivity to set your motion sensitivity level. 1 is a low sensitivity level, with 5 being the highest.

Tip: We recommend starting with level 2, as level 5 will result in significant alerts. Adjust as needed.

Setting Up Continuous Recording

  • To access Continuous Recording settings, from the home screen, tap (• •), select Device Details > Local Storage Rule > General Record Storage

  • Camera video will be continuously stored after enabled.
  • Once your SD card is full, older footage will be overwritten.
  • To set a schedule or record continuously, select Recording Schedule.
  • Tap the Gear icon or any day of the week to add recording periods.


  • These steps should be followed when your Wi-Fi network is not stable enough for a Wi-Fi connection or you intend to use this camera via a wired connection.
  • Connect an ethernet cable (not included) from your router directly to your camera. The ethernet cable should always be connected from this step onwards.
  • Once connected with ethernet, wait for the indicating light to be solid green means the camera is connected to the internet.
  • Start adding the camera via the Guard App, it should automatically add and ask for a password to protect the camera just like the Wi-Fi option.


Is the Guard Camera Cordless?
Guard is a wireless device, transmits your footage without the use of video cables. It is not cordless. Guard must be plugged into a power source at all times, never risking a dead battery.
How Many Guard Cameras Can You Connect to One App?
You can pair up to 6 Guard cameras to the app and view up to 4 cameras in quad screen, at one time.
How Long is the Defender Guard Power Cord?
Included with your purchase is a 10ft. power supply and 25ft. extension cord. Additional extension cables are available if needed.
What are the Network Requirements to Use the Guard?
A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network connection is required. 5.0 GHz is not supported. For further assistance on connecting cameras, please contact Defender Support. (
Can I View my Live or Recorded Footage from a Web Browser?
We do not offer web viewing. Footage can be viewed from the free Defender Guard app or from the SD card with a compatible device.


Documents / Resources

DEFENDER GUARD IP4MCB1 Plug-In Power Security Camera [pdf] User Guide
IP4MCB2, IP4MCB3, IP4MCB1, Plug-In Power Security Camera, IP4MCB1 Plug-In Power Security Camera

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