ViewZ TFT-LCD IP PUBLIC VIEW MONITOR Instruction manual

20” WIDE SCREEN LCD MONITOR
WITH BUILT-IN
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Instruction Manual
English Version 2.0
MODEL:
L20WD800 Series
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Copyright © 2008 LOREX Technology Inc.
Thank you for purchasing the LCD / 8 Channel DVR Combo. Lorex is committed to providing our
customers with a high quality, reliable security product.
This system offers a whole new level of security surveillance to the consumer market. Combining the
latest word in LCD displays, Digital Video Recording and CCTV Design, the system does more than
simply provide the sharpest video imaging (under any condition), large capacity video storage and
unparalleled ease of system control – it’s also made to provide the longest trouble free service with an
array of built-in diagnostics and commercial grade CCTV component design.
To learn more about the LCD / 8 Channel DVR Combo, and to learn about our complete range of
accessory products, please visit our website at:
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
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Important Safeguards
Important Safeguards
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture process of your video
product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. However, safety is your responsibility too.
This sheet lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of the video
product and accessory equipment. Please read them carefully before operating and using your video product.
Installation
1. Read and Follow Instructions - All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
video product is operated. Follow all operating
instructions.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - Comply with all warnings on the
video product and in the operating instructions.
4. Polarization - Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet
5. .Power Sources - This video product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your location, consult
your video dealer or local power company. For video
products intended to operate from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
6. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets of
extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire
or electric shock. Overloaded AC outlets, extension
cords, frayed power cords, damaged or cracked wire
insulation, and broken plugs are dangerous. They
may result in a shock or fire hazard. Periodically
examine the cord, and if its appearance indicates
damage or deteriorated insulation, have it replaced
by your service technician.
8.
Ventilation - Slots and openings in the case are
provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation
of the video product and to protect it from
overheating. These openings must not be blocked
or covered. The openings should never be blocked
by placing the video equipment on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This video product should
never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register. This video product should not be placed in
a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or the video
product manufacturer’s instructions have been
followed.
9. Attachments - Do not use attachments unless
recommended by the video product manufacturer as
they may cause a hazard.
10. Water and Moisture - Do not use this video product
near water. For example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement, near
a swimming pool and the like.
Caution: Maintain electrical safety. Powerline
operated equipment or accessories connected to
this unit should bear the UL listing mark of CSA
certification mark on the accessory itself and should
not be modified so as to defeat the safety features.
This will help avoid any potential hazard from
electrical shock or fire. If in doubt, contact qualified
service personnel.
11. Accessories - Do not place this video equipment
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, or table. The video
equipment may fall, causing serious
damage to the video product. Use
this video product only with a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended
by
the
manufacturer or sold with the video
product. Any mounting of the product
should follow the manufacturer’s
instructions and use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
7. Power-Cord Protection - Power supply cords should
be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on
or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the video product.
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Important Safeguards
Service
Use
12. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this video
equipment yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
18. Cleaning - Unplug the video product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
13. Conditions Requiring Service - Unplug this video
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions.
A. When the power supply cord or plug is
damaged.
B. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the video product.
C. If the video product has been exposed to rain
or water.
D. If the video product does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the video product to its normal
operation.
E. If the video product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
F. When the video product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates a need for
service.
14. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are
required, have the service technician verify that the
replacements used have the same safety
characteristics as the original parts. Use of
replacements specified by the video product
manufacturer can prevent fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
15. Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this video product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks recommended
by the manufacturer to determine that the video
product is in safe operating condition.
16. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The cameras provided
with this system should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as instructed in this guide, using the
provided mounting brackets.
17. Heat - The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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19. Product and Cart Combination - Video and cart
combination should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause the video product and car combination to
overturn.
20. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects for
any kind into this video product through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or
“short-out” parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the video
product.
21. Lightning - For added protection for this video
product during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage
to the video product due to lightning and power line
surges.
General Precautions
NOTE
This equipment has been certified and found to comply with the limits regulated by FCC, EMC, and LVD. Therefore, it
is designated to provide reasonable protection against interference and will not cause interference with other appliance
usage.
However, it is imperative that the user follows this manuals guidelines to avoid improper usage which may result in
damage to the unit, electrical shock and fire hazard injury
In order to improve the feature functions and quality of this product, the specifications are subject to change without
notice from time to time.
FCC CLASS B NOTICE
Note:
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 instruction, 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 on
and off), the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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 or television technician for assistance
General Precautions
1. All warnings and instructions of this manual should be followed
2. Remove the plug from the outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid aerosol detergents. Use a water dampened cloth
for cleaning
3. Do not use this unit in humid or wet places
4. Keep enough space around the unit for ventilation. Slots and openings in the storage cabinet should not be blocked
5. During lightning storms, or when the unit is not used for a long time, disconnect the power supply, antenna, and cables
to protect the unit from electrical surge
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LCD/DVR COMBO FEATURES
LCD/DVR COMBO FEATURES
Monitor
• 20.1” Wide screen LCD with user selectable aspect ratio (Wide 16:9, Standard 4:3)
• Professional Grade High Resolution (1680x1050) Glossy LCD panel
• VGA Input - use your LCD Display as a PC monitor
• USB picture frame feature - display digital pictures from a USB flash drive
• Entertainment Component Video input (YPbPr)
• Spot Video Out supports a connection to another monitor to display video in a different location (e.g. Public View
Monitor)
• Multiple control options; front panel buttons, remote control, mouse, remote software
• Tri-lingual On Screen Display (English, Spanish, French)
• Video Tutorial for camera installation and system set up
• Screen saver for energy efficiency
• Wall mountable (VESA standard)
• Stand with cable management solution
• Environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging material
DVR
• 8 Channels with Pentaplex operation - View, Record, Playback, Back Up & Remotely Control the system
simultaneously
• MPEG4 Digital Video Compression - small file sizes without compromising video quality
• Recording Frames Per Second (FPS): 240/200 (NTSC/PAL) @ 352X240
• Recording Resolution: 704x480, 704x240, 352x240(NTSC), 704x576, 704x288, 352x288(PAL)
• Custom recording for each camera
• Covert Camera - record without displaying camera image
• Continuous Recording with Motion Event logging for easy event searching
• Selectable 4 channel audio recording & Programmable motion detection
• Pre-Event Recording of a preset amount of time before motion triggers the recording to see activities leading up
to an event
• Hard Drive with SATA interface, 100% duty cycle for optimal performance in the commercial video security market.
Expandable up to 750GB****
• S.M.A.R.T HDD Support (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology): Auto Detection / Recovery to
ensure the HDD is functioning properly at all times
• Supports external USB: Hard Drive, Optical Drive (DVD-RW, CDRW) and Flash Drive
• Scheduled back up to an external USB storage and Network Storage Using FTP
• Watermarking of video files to encrypt the data
• 8 Programmable Alarm Inputs, 1 Relay Alarm output
• Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Control: RS-485 interface
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP, DDNS and Web
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Getting Started .......................................................................................... 9
Tips & Tricks - Useful System Information .............................................. 10
System Loading Sequence ........................................................................................................ 12
Monitor Display Shutoff ............................................................................................................. 12
System Shutoff .......................................................................................................................... 12
Front Panel ....................................................................................... 13~14
Rear Panel ........................................................................................ 15~16
Side Panel - USB Ports ............................................................................................................. 16
Camera Installation ........................................................................... 17~19
Multi-Function Display - Monitor Modes .................................................. 20
MODE 1: Digital Video Recorder Mode
DVR Mode (Mode 1) ...................................................................... 21
DVR Mode - Remote Control Usage ............................................. 22
Front Panel & Mouse Navigation Controls ..................................... 23
On-Screen Display Menu ............................................................... 24
System Display ........................................................................ 25~27
Menu Navigation Controls & Tips .................................................. 28
System Setup Controls .................................................................. 29
Main Menu ..................................................................................... 29
Display Menu ........................................................................... 30~34
Camera Menu .......................................................................... 35~36
Sound Menu .................................................................................. 38
System Menu ........................................................................... 39~44
Event / Sensor ......................................................................... 45~46
Disk Management .................................................................... 47~48
Recording Menu Controls .............................................................. 49
Simple and Advanced Modes ....................................................................................... 49
Simple Recording Mode .......................................................... 50~51
Advanced Recording ............................................................... 51~55
Archiving 56
Archive Backup to FTP ................................................................................................. 58
Search 59
Search By Event ........................................................................................................... 60
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
MODE 2: VGA Mode
VGA Mode (Mode 2) ...................................................................... 61
VGA Mode - Remote Control Usage ............................................. 62
MODE 3: Component Mode
Component Mode (Mode 3) ........................................................... 63
Component Mode - Remote Control Usage .................................. 64
MODE 4: Picture Frame Mode
Picture Frame Mode (Mode 4) ....................................................... 65
Picture Frame Mode - Remote Control Usage .............................. 66
Picture Frame - Menu .............................................................. 67~68
MODE 5: Installation Guide Mode
Installation Guide Mode (Mode 5) .................................................. 69
Installation Guide Mode - Remote Control Usage ......................... 70
Monitor - Menu Settings ........................................................... 71~74
Appendicies
System Specifications - Appendix #1 .................................................................................. 75~76
Lorex Client 4.0 Software Requirements - Appendix #2 ............................................................ 77
Setting up Remote Viewing - Appendix #3 .......................................................................... 78~90
Using the Auto Email Feature - Appendix #4 ...................................................................... 91~94
Recommended Tips for System Setup - Appendix #5 ....................................................... 95~101
Listen-in Audio - Appendix #6 .................................................................................................. 102
Playback Previously Recorded Data? - Appendix #7 ...................................................... 103~104
Setting Auto-Recording to OFF - Appendix #8 ................................................................ 105~106
Setting up Motion Recording - Appendix #9 .................................................................... 107~109
Using the Storage Calculator - Appendix #10 ......................................................................... 110
Hard Drive Replacement - Appendix #11 ........................................................................ 111~112
Connecting a Spot-Out Monitor - Appendix #12 ...................................................................... 113
Connecting Motion / Alarm Device - Appendix #13 ................................................................. 114
Connecting PTZ Cameras - Appendix #14 .............................................................................. 115
Full Connectivity Diagram - Appendix #15 .............................................................................. 116
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Getting Started
Getting Started
The system comes with the following components:
POWER ADAPTER
LCD MONITOR & DVR COMBO UNIT
MOUSE
CLEANING CLOTH
MANUALS, QUICK START
GUIDE & SOFTWARE CD
REMOTE CONTROL
ETHERNET
CABLE
* HARD DRIVE SIZE AND CAMERAS VARY BY SPECIFIC MODEL. PLEASE REFER TO
YOUR PACKAGE FOR CONTENT DETAILS.
CHECK YOUR PACKAGE TO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE COMPLETE
SYSTEM, INCLUDING ALL COMPONENTS SHOWN ABOVE.
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Tips & Tricks - Useful System Information
Tips & Tricks - Useful System Information
The following Tips & Tricks contain useful information about your System:
• Your default System Password is 1234. This password may be required when entering menus,
reviewing Recorded Data, Archiving, PTZ, and for Remote Access. You can change this
password in the System Menu.
• Make sure to set up your DATE & TIME prior to starting Recording. These settings are very
important to maintain system data accuracy.
• The SPOT OUT option on the System does NOT display exactly what is shown on the Monitor
screen - the spot out will show individual cameras in Sequence Mode, based on Menu Settings.
• Picture in Picture (PIP) behaves in different ways, depending on MODE:
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When in VGA Mode, the PIP will display the DVR Screen.
When in Component Mode, the PIP will display the DVR Screen.
When in Picture Frame Mode, the PIP will display the DVR Screen.
A PIP Screen will NOT be displayed when the Installation Guide Video is playing
When in DVR Mode, the REVERSE-PIP will display the Component, Video or VGA Input. This function
could be used to watch a Movie or view your PC Screen while still monitoring the Live Video display.
• When setting up the System for Remote Access, it is very important to turn off the System,
CONNECT THE ETHERNET CABLE to the system and to the Router, and then turn the
System back on again. If the cable is connected while the System is on, it will not properly
get Network Information from the Router.
• If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your System remotely, press the INFO Button
on the Remote Control -or- the Enter Button on the Front Panel to display the System
Information. The IP ADDRESS SHOULD NOT BE 127.0.0.1 - if it is, your system network
settings are not correct. Please see the Network section of this manual for details.
• To listen to AUDIO IN PLAYBACK MODE, make sure to maximize the selected channel to
full screen. Audio will NOT play when playback is in split screen mode.
• When EDITING SYSTEM SETTINGS, it is important to note the color of your Highlight Box.
When the highlight box is in GREEN, it indicates that the option is available for editing. When
the highlight box is in ORANGE, it indicates that the option is in active editing mode, and the
setting can be changed.
Orange Highlight - Indicates that
the option is in active editing mode.
Green Highlight - Indicates that
the option is available for editing.
Once the option is highlighted,
press the ENTER key to edit the
option (highlights changes to
Orange).
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Tips & Tricks - Useful System Information
Basic System Setup
The following connections are recommended prior to loading the System for the first time.
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Tips & Tricks - Useful System Information
System Startup / Shutdown
System Loading Sequence
• Press the POWER button located on the front panel of the System to start the unit, or press
the Power Button on the Remote Control.
• The System will perform a Hard Drive check
The unit will initially load to a split screen view,
displaying all channels (if available). Empty
channels will be displayed in Blue.
NOTE: If a new HARD DRIVE is detected, the
system will prompt you to FORMAT the drive. If
you do not choose to format the HARD DRIVE, the
drive will not be detected by the system.
If you choose to FORMAT a drive in this way, the
drive will no longer be readable by a regular PC
without using the HARD DRIVE VIEWER software
included on the CD provided with this unit. Please
see the Appendices for details on Hard Drive format.
Monitor Display Shutoff
• Press the Power Button on the front panel or remote control for one second to turn off the
monitor only.
• The System will continue to record while the monitor is off.
• The LED indicators on the front of the System will remain ON.
• The monitor shutoff can be automatically set using the Screen Saver settings in the System
Menu.
System Shutdown
• Press and hold the Power Button on the front
panel or remote control for three seconds
to turn off the System, or select Shutdown
from the Mouse Menu. Enter the Admin
Password (1234 by default).
• Only the ADMIN can turn the unit ON/OFF.
• The System will NOT continue to record
while the unit is off.
• The LED indicators on the front of the
System will be OFF.
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System Shutdown Prompt
Front Panel
Front Panel
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1. System Power Button
2. Multi-Function Modes
3. Setup Menu
4. Return Button
5. Navigation & Enter
6. Power LED
6. Recording LED
8. Network Connection LED
1. SYSTEM POWER BUTTON - Press the System Power button to turn the Monitor display ON/
OFF. Press and hold the button to turn the DVR ON/OFF.
2. MULTI-FUNCTION MENU MODES - Press the Multi-Function Menu button to switch between
monitor modes:
• DVR Mode - Displays the DVR with live camera
view.
• VGA Mode - Displays the device connected to
the VGA Port on the monitor (i.e. Computer).
• Component Mode - Displays the device
connected to the component green, blue, and
red inputs (Y/Pb/Pr) in high resolution (i.e.
DVD Player).
• Picture Frame Mode - Displays jpg images
from a USB Thumbstick on the monitor as still
images. Images cannot exceed 1600x1200
pixels.
• Installation Guide - Displays the system installation video.
3. SETUP MENU - Press the Setup Button to display the System Menu (in DVR Mode), the Monitor
Configuration Setup Menu (in VGA or Component Mode) or the Picture Frame Setup Menu (in
Picture Frame mode).
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Front Panel
Front Panel
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1. System Power Button
2. Multi-Function Modes
3. Setup Menu
4. Return Button
5. Navigation & Enter
6. Power LED
6. Recording LED
8. Network Connection LED
4. RETURN BUTTON - Exits a menu and returns the screen to the default view for the selected
Mode.
5. NAVIGATION & ENTER CONTROLS - Use the Navigation controls to move Up, Down, Left
and Right in menus, and press Enter to select options.
6. POWER LED - Indicates that the system is ON/OFF (RED LED).
7. REC LED - Indicates that the system is currently recording (when the RED LED is ON).
8. NET LED - Indicates that a remote connection has been made to the unit (over the Network)
when the RED LED is ON.
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Rear Panel
Rear Panel
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1. DIN Video Inputs
2. BNC Video Inputs
3. VGA IN Port
4. Component Video IN
5. Component Audio IN
6. Relay / PTZ / RS-232
7. Ethernet
8. Power (DC 12V)
9. Audio Inputs
10. Spot Out
11. Audio Out
12. Alarm Block
1. 6 PIN DIN VIDEO INPUTS - Channel 1-4 Camera inputs (for cameras with 6
Pin DIN connections).
Cameras with 6 Pin DIN connections draw power from the System - additional
power adapters are not needed.
6 PIN DIN
2. BNC VIDEO INPUTS - Channel 1-8 camera inputs (used to connect Cameras with BNC
connection type). Cameras with BNC connections require an additional power adaptor.
3. VGA INPUT - Connect a PC (or other devices with a VGA Output) to the System. The System
will perform as a Computer Monitor (when in VGA Mode).
4. COMPONENT VIDEO IN - Connect a DVD Player, Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver to the
component Video Inputs (Y/Pb/Pr).
5. COMPONENT AUDIO IN - Connect a DVD Player, Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver to the
component Audio Inputs (Audio in Left/Right Channels). The Component (Composite) Output
must be turned ON on most DVD Players before connection to the System.
6. RELAY / PTZ / RS-232 BLOCK - These terminals are used to send a signal to a secondary
device or control PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) type cameras.
7. ETHERNET PORT - Connects the monitor to a router for connection to the internet. Refer to
Appendix #3 for Remote Connection setup.
8. DC INPUT - Connect the AC power using the power cord provided with the unit from the monitor
to an electrical outlet
9. RCA AUDIO INPUTS - Channel 1-4 Audio inputs (for BNC type cameras with standard RCA
Audio output)
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Rear Panel
Rear Panel
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1. DIN Video Inputs
2. BNC Video Inputs
3. VGA IN Port
4. Component Video IN
5. Component Audio IN
6. Relay / PTZ / RS-232
7. Ethernet
8. Power (DC 12V)
9. Audio Inputs
10. Spot Out
11. Audio Out
12. Alarm Block
10. SPOT OUT - Video Output port to connect the unit to a Monitor or TV. This feature is used for
situations in which you want to have the system in a back room while still displaying images to
the public eye, for theft deterrence or advertising purposes.
11. AUDIO OUT - Audio Output port to connect the unit to a secondary audio device (i.e. Speakers).
12. ALARM FUNCTION TERMINALS (INPUT/OUTPUT) - These terminals are used to connect
external alarm devices such as a motion sensor, door/alarm sensor, or time lapse VCR for Alarm
Recording. Refer to the appendices for Alarm Block Configuration.
Side Panel - USB Ports
The USB Ports provide a connection point for a USB PC Mouse,
USB Flash Drives (thumbsticks) and USB Hard Drives.
• Use a Mouse for navigating in DVR and Picture Frame modes.
• Connect a USB Thumbstick or USB Hard Drive or Optical
Drive (CD-RW/DVD-RW) for system Archive Backup.
• Add jpg pictures to a USB Thumbstick to use the Monitor as
a Picture Frame display.
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Camera Installation
Camera Installation
Before you install the camera, carefully plan where and how you will position the camera, and
where you will route the cable that connects the camera to the System.
Installation Warnings:
• Select a location for the camera that provides a clear view of the area you want to monitor,
which is free from dust, and is not in line-of-sight to a strong light source or direct sunlight.
• Plan the cables’ route so that it is not close to power or telephone lines, transformers,
microwave ovens or other electrical equipment that could interfere with the system.
• Select a location for the camera that has an ambient temperature between 14°F~113°F
(-10°C~45°C)
• If you plan to install the camera in a location that has conditions not recommended in this
manual, consult with a professional installer and consider use of a separate camera cover
or housing
• Before starting permanent installation, have another person hold the camera for you while
you verify its performance by observing the image on the monitor.
Camera Stand Installation:
1. Attach the pedestal to the ceiling, wall or other surface by the base using the provided
screws.
2. The mounting bracket must be attached to
a structural device such as a wall stud or
ceiling rafter using the supplied screws.
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3. Attach the camera to the pedestal. Adjust
the angle of the camera, and tighten the
thumbscrew to set the position
NOTE: The Camera can be attached to the stand
using the screw point on the top or the bottom (to
maintain proper camera alignment). This prevents
the image from becoming inverted.
* Camera model may not be exactly as shown.
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Camera Installation
Connecting DIN Cameras
1. Connect the female end of the supplied DIN extension cable to the camera.
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NOTE: Confirm that the arrows on the DIN Camera
Cable and the DIN Extension cable are pointed
together when connecting the cable. If the pins in the
DIN Cable are bent, the Camera will NOT function.
2. Connect the male end of the supplied DIN extension cable to an open DIN camera input on the
back of the System. Continue connecting additional DIN cameras.
NOTE: The arrow on the DIN Camera should be facing up when connecting the DIN Extension
Cable to the System.
* Camera Model may not be exactly as shown.
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Camera Installation
Connecting BNC Cameras
1. Connect the Extension cable to the Camera and System:
A. Connect the Barrel Power connector to a power
adaptor.
B. Connect the BNC connector to an available BNC
Port of the System.
C. Connect the Male Power connector to the Camera.
D. Connect the BNC connector to the Camera.
2. Connect the Power Adaptor to a wall outlet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The ends of the extension cable are NOT the same - one end has a Male
power port, and the other has a Female power port. Before permanently running the Camera
Extension Cable, make sure that the cable has been oriented between the Camera and the unit
correctly.
Male Power Port - The
male power port end of the
Extension cable connects to
the Camera.
Female Power Port - The
female power port end of
the Extension cable connects to the Power Adaptor.
Camera Connection Diagram
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Multi-Function Display - Monitor Modes
Multi-Function Display - Monitor Modes
This system contains a multi-function display, which allows the system to function in several
modes:
• Mode 1: DVR Mode - Displays the DVR
with live camera view.
• Mode 2: VGA Mode - Displays the
device connected to the VGA Port on
the monitor (i.e. Computer).
• Mode 3: Component Mode - Displays
the device connected to the component green,
blue, and red inputs (Y/Pb/Pr) in high resolution
(i.e. DVD Player, Set Top Box or Satellite
Receiver).
• Mode 4: Picture Frame Mode - Displays jpg
images from a USB Thumbstick on the monitor as
still images.
• Mode 5: Installation Guide - Displays the system
installation video.
For more information on the use and settings for a specific mode, please refer to the associated
section in this manual for details.
NOTE: The System will continue to record while in other modes. This provides an advanced level
of Covert Surveillance
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Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Mode (Mode 1)
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Mode (Mode 1)
DVR Mode is the primary mode for the System, and is the displayed when the system is powered
on. In DVR Mode, the system performs the following functions:
• View and Record live video channels in Single, Quad, Multi-Display or Sequence Mode.
• Customize the recording on up to 8 camera channels in continuous, motion or alarm recording
modes.
• Archive data to USB Thumbstick, USB Hard Drive, CDRW/DVD-RW or Network Storage
through FTP.
• Search through Previously Recorded Events
• Customize the Display, Cameras and System to best suit your security needs through the
user friendly System Menu GUI (Graphical User Interface).
NOTE: The DVR will continue to record
independently of the current Monitor Mode.
To return to DVR Mode (from any other Mode):
Front Panel:
1. Press the Multi-Function Mode Button on the Front Panel.
2. Use the Up and Down arrows on the Navigation Control to select DVR.
3. Press the Enter button on the Navigation Control to switch to DVR Mode.
Remote:
1. Press the DVR Button on the Remote Control -or2. Press the Mode button on the Remote Control. Use the arrows to select DVR, and press the
Enter button.
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DVR Mode - Remote Control Usage
DVR Mode - Remote Control Usage
1. MODE: Press the Mode Button to display the
Multi-Function Mode Menu.
2. POWER: Press the Power Button to turn off the Monitor
Display. Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to shut
down the entire system.
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3. DVR: Change to DVR Mode.
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6. NAVIGATION/PLAYBACK: Press the Navigation
Controls to move Up, Down, Left or Right in System and
Mode menus. Use the Playback controls to Pause, Play,
Reverse or Fast-forward the Playback in DVR Mode.
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7. INFO: Displays the System Information in DVR Mode.
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8. SEARCH BUTTON: Displays the Video Playback
Search menu.
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9. NUMBER KEYPAD: Use to switch between Cameras in
live view mode.
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10. VOL +/-: Increase or Decrease the volume of the
camera currently broadcasting live audio.
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4. VGA: Change to VGA Mode.
5. RETURN: Exits from a System Menu.
11. DVR SETUP: Displays the DVR Setup Menu.
12. REMOTE ID: Changes the ID for the remote control to
match the System ID (if changed). Use the Remote ID
when using one remote to control multiple systems). To set
the Remote to default, press and hold the Remote ID
button for 5 seconds, then select number 1. Press the
Enter and Return buttons.
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13. PICTURE FRAME: Change to Picture Frame Mode.
14. COMPONENT: Change to Component Mode.
15. ENTER BUTTON: Press the Enter Button to select an 1. Mode
option in the System Menu or Multi-Function Menu. Also
2. Power
displays PIP when in camera viewing mode.
13. Picture Frame Mode
14. Component Mode
3. DVR Mode
15. Enter Button
4.VGA Mode
16. Display Mode
5. Return Button
17. PTZ Mode
6. Navigation Controls
18. Keylock
7. Information
19. Sequence Mode
8. Search Button
20. PIP Mode
9. Number Keypad
21. Zoom Mode
21. ZOOM: Displays one channel with Digital Zoom.
10. Volume +/-
22. Archive
22. ARCHIVE: Displays the Archive menu.
11. DVR Setup
23. Audio Channel Select
23. AUDIO CHANNEL SELECT: Switches between live
audio channels (CH1~4 only). Press Audio and select
Channel 1~4.
12. Remote Control ID
16. DISPLAY: Switches the display to single, quad and
multi-display views.
17. PTZ: Switches to PTZ Mode.
18. KEYLOCK: Locks all keys (except the Mode button).
19. SEQUENCE: Changes the Monitor Display to
Sequence through channels (based on menu settings).
20. PIP: Displays the Component Input in the PIP Screen
in the lower right corner.
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Front Panel Navigation Controls
Front Panel Navigation Controls
This System has been designed to use the Mouse or Remote Control as the primary modes of
navigation and configuration for the system. The Front Panel buttons can also be used to access
the menus and configure the system.
• Navigation Controls - Move Up/Down/Left/Right in menus.
• Press the Up or Down arrow keys (when in the default display mode) to load the
On-Screen Display Menu (see next page for details).
• Enter Button - Press this button to select and change the values in a menu option.
Mouse Control
This System has been designed to use the Mouse or Remote Control as
the primary modes of navigation and
configuration for the system.
Connect a mouse to one of the USB ports
located on the side of the unit before powering
on the system.
Mouse Controls
The mouse behaves in the same way as a PC mouse - use the Left and Right Buttons to open
menus and change options:
LEFT BUTTON -
RIGHT BUTTON -
• Single Click:
• Single Click:
• Select options in Menu,
Recording and Search Mode.
• Change settings, select dates
and perform other options
• Click to use the Controls in PTZ
Mode
• Opens the On-Screen Display
Menu.
• Double Click:
• Double click on a Channel in
QUAD or other views to view
the single camera in full
screen.
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On-Screen Display Menu
On-Screen Display Menu
The On-Screen Display Menu is accessed by either:
• Pressing the Up or Down Arrows on the Front Panel
• Right Clicking the Mouse
The Menu options include:
1. CHANNELS: Select a Channel Number (1~8) to display
a camera in Full Screen Mode.
2. SETUP: Displays the System Setup Menu. Please refer
to the System Setup section for detailed configuration.
3. SEARCH: Allows you to locate previously recorded video
by Date and Time, or by Event Type.
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4. PTZ: Displays the PTZ Control Screen. The PTZ / Focus
Menus will only work with PTZ type cameras (not included)
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5. DISPLAY: Changes the current display mode to Single,
Quad, 6-Channel Split, 8-Channel Split or 9-Channel Split
screen views.
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6. ARCHIVE: The Archive feature copies data from the
Hard Drive to a USB backup media such as a Memory Stick
or USB Hard Drive. See the Archive Menu Section for
details.
7. SEQUENCE: Selecting the Sequence option switches
the live camera view to the Sequence set in the System
Menu.
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8. ZOOM: Displays one channel with Digital Zoom.
9. KEY LOCK: Locks all Front Panel and Remote Control
buttons (except the Mode change buttons). The password
is required to unlock the keys. The System can still enter
any other mode while the keys are locked (VGA,
Component, Picture Frame or Installation Video modes).
10. VOLUME: Adjusts the volume of the System.
11. PIP: Select the PIP Button to display the VGA or
Component mode in a PIP window. This function could be
used to watch a Movie while still monitoring the Live Video
display.
12. SHUTDOWN: Select the Shutdown option to turn off the
System.
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System Display
System Display
Camera Title: The
title for the camera
is displayed in the
upper left corner of
the channel window,
to a maximum of 11
characters. To
change the name,
use the System
Setup options.
Recording Status:
: Record
: Pre Record
C: Continuous
M: Motion
A: Alarm
Date & Time: Displays the current Date
and Time for the System.
NOTE: It is very important to set the Date
and Time prior to recording. If the date and
time are changed after recording has
started, old data may be overwritten and
lost.
Hard Drive Recording Settings: Displays
the current Recording Type:
• If displaying a % under 100%, the drive
is not yet full.
• If displaying 100%, the drive is full, and
overwrite is OFF.
• If displaying OW, the drive may not be
full, however the system is set to
Overwrite (starting from the oldest
data) once the drive capacity is
reached.
Network Connectivity Indicators
The Network Indicators appear when a remote
connection is made to the unit via the Remote
Agent software, or through the Internet Explorer
Web Client:
•
Green: Indicates that
connection is stable.
the
network
• Blue: Indicates that the network connection
is experiencing difficulties.
• Red: Indicates that the network connection is
not strong.
Network Indicators
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System Display
Camera Display Modes
Cameras can be displayed in several
different modes by pressing the Display
Button on the Remote Control or Mouse
Menu.
A Display Selection window will appear onscreen. Select from the available display types:
Single Channel
Quad (4) Channel
8 Channel Split View
8 Channel (Grid)
Zoom Mode
• Displays the Camera in ZOOM Mode.
• Use the Arrow keys to adjust the Zoom location.
• Press the Return key to exit ZOOM Mode.
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6 Channel Split View
System Display
PIP Mode (Reverse PIP)
When using the PIP function when viewing in DVR
MODE, it is referred to as ‘Reverse PIP’ (as normal
PIP means displaying the DVR Screen as a PIP on
any other mode).
Select the PIP Button to display the VGA or
Component mode in a PIP window. This function
could be used to watch a Movie will still monitoring
the Live Video display.
PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) & Focus Controls
The PTZ / Focus Menus will only work with PTZ type cameras (not included):
• Press the PTZ Button on the Remote Control
or Mouse Menu to access the PTZ Control
Screen:
• The onscreen icons represent buttons on the
front panel and remote control (up/down/left/
right). The Camera can be adjusted using
these buttons
• Press the Return Button to exit PTZ Mode.
PTZ Control Screen
• Press the PTZ Button a second time to access
the Focus Control Screen:
• The onscreen icons represent buttons on the
front panel and remote control (up/down/left/
right). The Camera can be adjusted using
these buttons
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F: Indicates FOCUS
I: Indicates IRIS
• Press the Return Button to exit PTZ Mode.
NOTE: Make sure that the PTZ Settings are
configured in the Menu before attempting to use
any of the PTZ Menu Functionality.
Focus Control Screen
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Menu Navigation Controls & Tips
Menu Navigation Controls & Tips
YOUR SYSTEM PASSWORD IS: 1234
Virtual Keyboard Control
The Virtual Keyboard control becomes available when
keyboard input is needed for entering information such as
Names, Network Information, etc.
• Includes a~z, A~Z, 0~9 and Symbols.@#$%^&*()
• Navigate using the arrow keys on the Front Panel
or Remote Control, or by clicking with the Mouse.
• Select the ENTER button once the Alpha/Numeric
entry is completed.
Click to View Uppercase and
Symbols
Active Option Indicator
Orange Highlight - Indicates that the
option is in active editing mode.
Green Highlight - Indicates that the
option is available for editing. Once the
option is highlighted, press the ENTER
key to edit the option (highlights changes
to Orange).
NOTE: Once changes have been made, select the APPLY button at the
bottom of the screen, and press the ENTER button on the front panel or
remote control. Changes will be saved at this time - exiting the menu without
applying the changes will result in the changes being lost.
Volume Adjustment
Displays the volume level of the Camera currently set to
Live Audio
The Camera Volume can be controlled using the Volume
+ / - keys.
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System Setup Controls
System Setup Controls
• Enter the MENU screen by pressing the
SETUP button on the Remote Control,
by pressing the SYSTEM MENU button
on the Front Panel or by selecting
SETUP from the Mouse Menu. Enter the
password (if required). The default
password is 1234
Main Menu
DISPLAY - Setup of display options.
CAMERA - Setup for individual Cameras.
SOUND - Sound settings for the System.
SYSTEM - System and Network settings.
EVENT/SENSOR - Alarm and Event setup.
DISK MANAGEMENT - Hard drive options.
• Select the SYSTEM SETUP option to
configure the menu options.
• Scroll through the 6 options by pressing
the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT
buttons on the Front Panel or Remote
Control, or clicking with the Mouse
• To enter a sub-menu, navigate to the
option and press the ENTER button. To
exit a SUBMENU, press the RETURN
button.
• To exit the MAIN MENU, press the
RETURN button.
KLIJ:
Scroll
UP/DOWN/LEFT/
RIGHT within a menu option
ENTER: Press this button to select and
change the values in a menu
option
RETURN: Complete modifications of a
menu option; exit a menu
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Display Menu
Display Menu
The Display Menu controls:
OSD (Onscreen Display)
• Status Bar - Turns the status bar ON/
OFF. The status bar displays:
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Recording State (Recording:
Red, Pre-recording: Green)
Network Indicators
Time and Date
% HDD Free
Refer to Recording Settings on page 50).
• Camera Title - Turns the display of the
Camera Titles ON/OFF.
• Event Icon - Turns the Event Icon
display ON/OFF.
OSD - Onscreen display settings control the
camera titles, event indicators, and general
screen settings.
MONITOR - Display settings for Alarm and
Events
SEQUENCE - Controls the settings for the
display of video images in Sequence Mode
SPOT-OUT - Sends camera video to a
secondary monitor (by individual camera
based on the settings) through the
SPOT-OUT Port.
SCREENSAVER - Configuration for the
system screensaver
OSD (Onscreen Display)
• Border - Turns the channel separation
border ON/OFF when the display is in
Quad Display Mode.
• Border Color - Sets the Border Color:
White, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green or
Gray.
• Menu Transparency - Sets the Menu
Transparency
between
0
(no
transparency, menu is very dark) to 100
(full transparency, menu is very light).
• Motion Sensor Display - Turns the
display of the Motion Sensor to:
Active: Display motion sensor of motion
detection area.
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Inactive: Display motion sensor except
motion detection area.
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Off: No display of motion sensor.
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• Motion Sensor Color - Sets the motion
sensor color. When Motion is detected
on a channel, the moving parts of the
image will be highlighted with colored
squares (i.e. Blue Squares). Colors
include Blue, Green, Red or Yellow.
• Motion Transparency - Setup motion
transparency.
This
sets
the
transparency of the Motion Sensor
blocks from 0~3.
• Language - Change the language for
the On Screen Display and DVR Menu
selections to English, French or
Spanish.
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Display Menu
MONITOR
SEQUENCE
• Sequence Dwell - Sets the cycle time
when the system is in Sequence Mode
(between 1~60 seconds).
• Spot-Out Dwell -The length of time to
display a camera in Spot-out mode.
• De-Interlace Mode - Removes the
screen spread when set to ON.
• Alarm Pop-Up Mode - Set to ON/OFF.
Switches the screen display to the
detected channel when an Alarm is
activated.
Sets the Sequence Mode for the display of
available channels. The Sequence Settings
for camera views can only be changed using
the Mouse or Remote Control.
• Activation - Turns the Sequence ON/
OFF.
NOTE: Up to 16 different Sequence Mode
settings can be configured, however only
ONE can be active at a time.
• List - Displays the Sequence Title
• Alarm Pop-Up Dwell - Determines the
length of time that a channel is displayed
when an Alarm is detected (between
1~60 seconds).
• Motion Pop-Up Mode - Set to ON/OFF.
Switches the screen display to any
channel when Motion is detected.
• Motion Pop-Up Dwell - Determines the
length of time that a channel is displayed
when Motion is detected (between 1~60
seconds).
• Aspect Ratio - Sets the Aspect Ratio for
the display to 4:3 (Letterbox) or 16:9
(Full Screen)
16:9 Ratio
• ADD Button - Select the ADD button to
create a New Sequence:
Sequence Title - Enter a title for the
New Sequence
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Activation - Turn the Sequence ON/
OFF (only one sequence can be active at a
time).
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CANCEL Button - Cancels the addition
of the New Sequence.
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SAVE Button - Saves the New
Sequence, and moves to the New Sequence
Configuration screen:
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4:3 Ratio
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Display Menu
Once the New Sequence has been created,
the Sequence Setup Mode screens appear.
These screens will set the sequence
patterns (see the following for details).
Modifying a Sequence
• An existing Sequence can be Modified
by selecting it from the list, and pressing
ENTER. Once changes have been
made, select the MODIFY button to
configure the views, then press the
SAVE Button.
SEQUENCE SETUP - REMOTE
1. Press the ENTER button on the Remote.
The Highlight will change to YELLOW Setup Mode is now active.
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2. Select the Display Mode by pressing the
Left and Right buttons (5 different Display
Options - Single, Quad, 6-split, 8-split &
8-quad).
3. Press the Number Keys to Select
channels to be displayed in Sequence (all
squares must have an assigned number).
Press ENTER when complete.
4. Repeat for the next Display Modes (up to
16 additions).
Display Menu
5. Press the RETURN button when
complete. and select SAVE & EXIT.
6. Press the SEQUENCE button on the
Remote or Mouse Menu to switch to
Sequence display.
SEQUENCE SETUP - MOUSE
1. Double Left Click on the Green
Highlighted box. The Highlight will change
to YELLOW - Setup Mode is now active.
2. Select the Display Mode by single left
clicking to switch (5 different Display Options
- Single, Quad, 6-split, 8-split & 8-quad).
3. Click the Right Mouse Button to assign
channels using a drop down menu (all
squares must have an assigned number).
Click anywhere outside the squares to exit.
4. Repeat for the next Display Modes (up to
16 additions).
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Display Menu
• Check or Uncheck the selected
Cameras to have the video sent to a
Secondary Monitor in Sequence.
NOTE: Any cameras NOT selected will not
be sent as video to the Spot Out Monitor.
SCREENSAVER
5. Right click an empty spot outside of the
squares when complete. and select
SAVE & EXIT.
6. Press the SEQUENCE button on the
Remote or Mouse Menu to switch to
Sequence display.
SPOT-OUT
Sends the Specified camera video to a
secondary Monitor (using the Spot Out Port
on the back of the unit).
• Auto Brightness - Sets the length of
time before the Screen brightness is
turned down (10, 20, 30, 40 or 50
minutes, or 1 hour).
NOTE: The unit continues to function, and
pressing any key will turn the screen back
on.
• Main Display OFF - Turns the Main
Display Screen ON/OFF:
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ON - The Main Display is always ON
OFF - The Main Display is always OFF
• FROM - Used ONLY when the Main
Display OFF setting is set to ON. Sets
the Start Time for the monitor to go into
Screen Saver mode.
• TO - Used ONLY when the Main Display
OFF setting is set to ON. Sets the End
Time for the monitor to exit from Screen
Saver mode.
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Camera Menu
Camera Menu
The Camera Settings and Controls:
CAMERA TITLE - Settings for the onscreen
display of individual Camera Titles.
COLOR SETUP - Color settings for
individual cameras.
PTZ SETUP - Configuration for PTZ type
cameras (not included with the system).
MOTION SENSOR - Configuration for Video
Motion Detection.
CAMERA TITLE
• Covert - Turns the onscreen display of
the Camera ON/OFF. Covert Cameras
continue to record, however the camera
is not displayed onscreen. This feature
is commonly used in situations where
the Monitor is located in a public area,
and a camera should not be displayed
(i.e. Located in a Cash Count room, or
directed at a Cash Register).
Displays the Camera in Covert Mode.
The Camera is not displayed - an empty
blue screen is displayed instead of the Video.
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Covert cameras are configured from the
Menu.
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CH1 in Covert Mode
CAMERA TITLE
The Camera Title menu controls the Covert
Camera and Camera Title options.
• Title - Sets the name for the individual
camera (0~9, A~Z) up to 11 characters,
by using the Virtual Keyboard:
Virtual Keyboard - Appears when the
Camera Title change is selected. Navigate
with the arrow keys, and press ENTER to
select a Number or Letter.
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APPLY - Saves the Title change.
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• CAM # - Indicates the Camera Number
(corresponds
to
the
DIN/BNC
connection port on the back of the
system).
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Camera Menu
COLOR SETUP
PTZ SETUP
Displays the settings for Brightness,
Contrast, Tint and Color for individual
cameras.
PTZ Setup is for PTZ Type Cameras ONLY,
which are not included with this system. For
more information on PTZ Cameras, visit us
on the web at http://www.lorexcctv.com.
• Press the ENTER Button and select a
camera setting‘.
• Set the Brightness, Contrast, Tint and
Color for each camera. These settings
can be set to a range of
1(low)~100(high)
• Press the RETURN button to return to
the Camera Color Setup screen.
• Address - Select the physical address
setting of the PTZ Camera DIP Switches
(From 0~255, refer to the Camera
Manual for details).
• PTZ Protocol - Select the Protocol for
the PTZ Camera. See the list of
compatible protocols below. Consult the
Owners Manual of the PTZ Camera for
further details.
• Baud Rate - Setup for the PTZ
Communication Speed: (2400, 4800,
9600,19200, 38400 BPS)
Press to enter the Detailed PTZ
Properties screen.
The bar displayed on the bottom of the
Channel window allows the user to
change each setting individually to
achieve the best possible picture quality.
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Compatible PTZ Protocols:
PELCO-D, PELCO-P, Samsung
(MRX-1000), Samsung(SCC641),
Honeywell(SD1), Lilin(Fastdome),
Fastrax(11), D-MAX, Sunin DSC-230, Scan
Dome-11, Vicon, Philips8560-700,
Sensormatic, VRX-2101 Kalatel(KTD-312),
EVI-D70/D100, HRX-2000, PTC-200C,
Panasonic 950, Panasonic 604, GC-855N,
HD800, FastTrax 11-2, PTC-400C, CBC,
ZC-PT, VC-C4, LPT-A100L, DXR-50,
DVR-Z1200, 130XR-Z2200, GSP, LG-Multi,
CRX-1401 & HSD-251N
Camera Menu
PTZ PROPERTIES
MOTION SENSOR
• Sensitivity - Controls the Motion
Sensitivity for the individual camera
between 1 (low) ~ 10 (high).
• Area Setup - Opens the Area Setup for
the camera:
Selected Areas are shaded in BLUE.
• Channel No. - Camera Number.
• PTZ Driver - The compatible driver
selected for the PTZ Camera.
• Auto Focus - Sets the Automatic
camera focus to ON/OFF.
• Auto Iris - Sets the Automatic Shutter
to ON/OFF.
• Speed Controls - Sets the Pitch, Zoom,
Focus and Iris speeds between 1~5.
Deselected Areas are shaded in GREY.
AREA SETUP - Move the Cursor by using the directional arrows
located on the Remote Control or using the Mouse.
- Press Enter to select or deselect a Region.
- Press the Return key to access the confirmation
screen.
MOTION SENSOR
CONFIRMATION SCREEN Select All - Selects all areas (BLUE SQUARES)
Deselect All - Clears all areas (GREY SQUARES)
Cancel - Cancels Area Setup
Save & Exit - Saves the settings.
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Sound Menu
Sound Menu
The System Sound settings:
AUDIO - Settings for the system Audio for
Live and Remote monitoring.
BUZZER - Settings for System Buzzer
(audible alerts).
SOUND
• Live Audio - Turns Live System Audio
(from the Audio on the terminal) to ON/
OFF.
• Audio Monitoring Channel - Select the
channel for Listen-in Audio (Channels
1~4 ONLY).
NOTE: Listen In Audio only works with
Channels 1~4. Other channels will send
audio which will be Recorded.
• Network Audio TX - Sets Network Audio
Transmission to ON/OFF.
• Network Audio RX - Sets Network
Audio Receive to ON/OFF.
BUZZER
SOUND
• Keypad - Turns the Keypad buzzer ON/
OFF (when a key is pressed on the
Panel).
The Sound Menu controls the Live Audio
and Network Audio transfer.
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System Menu
System Menu
The System Setting controls contain:
DATE/TIME - Date and Time controls for the
system.
NETWORK - Network and remote access
controls.
MAIL - Mail setup
USER MANAGEMENT - Controls for
system users.
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT - System specific
settings and controls
CONTROL DEVICE - Settings for an
external control device (such as a PTZ
Keyboard).
DATE/TIME
• Date/Time - Sets the current system
Date and Time.*
• Date Format - Sets the Date Display
format (MM-DD-YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD,
etc.).
• Time Format - Sets the Time Display
format to either 12 or 24 hour display.
•
Network Time Server Setup Synchronizes the system to the
specified remote time server. Select the
SYNC button to connect to the remote
server and synchronize the time.
NOTE: Selecting the SYNC button will
attempt to connect to the NTP server. If the
server cannot be reached, a “Failure to
Connect” message appears.
• Timezone Setup - Selections for the
local Time Zone (i.e. EST, CST, PST).
The DST (Daylight Savings Time) can
be set to ON/OFF.
NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT THE DATE
AND TIME ARE SET PRIOR TO
RECORDING!
If the Date/TIme is set into the past, a
message will appear warning that
Overlapped date(s) will be erased.
DATE/TIME
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System Menu
NETWORK
• Web Service - Allows the unit to be remotely
accessed using Internet Explorer. This
setting can be set to ON/OFF.
• Max TX Speed - Sets the default Maximum
Data Transfer speed for the remote
connection (default of 8192 KB/sec.).
• Network (TCP/IP) Settings:
• IP Address - The IP address assigned
to the System.
• Gateway - The network Gateway
assigned by the Router (or manually
entered).
• DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) - Allows the System to receive
Network Information from the DHCP
Server (i.e. The local Router).
If DHCP is set to ON, the IP Address,
Gateway and Subnet Mask will be assigned
by the DHCP Server (i.e. The local area
network Router. The Router is not included
with this system).
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If DHCP is set to OFF, the Network
Information will need to be assigned
manually.
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• DDNS (Dynamic DNS) - Allows the System
to be accessed using a fixed domain
(website URL) without entering the IP
address. Lorex offers a free web based
DDNS Service for remote access at http://
www.lorexddns.net
If you use the DDNS, there is no need to
enter the IP Address with every connection.
z
Navigate to the DDNS website to
configure the free account. Enter your
specific information (as provided at the
DDNS Site)
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Refer to the Network Setup instructions
in the Appendices for information on using
the Free DDNS Service.
• Subnet Mask - The network Subnet
Mask assigned by the Router (or
manually entered).
• 1st / 2nd DNS Server - Automatically
detected if DHCP is set to ON. Displays
the IP address of the local DNS Server
(i.e. local Router).
• DDNS Server - Set to the free DDNS
Server provided by Lorex (http://
www.lorexddns.net).
• Net Client Port - Default port of 6100.
Used for remote connection.
• Web Server Port - Default port of 80.
Used for remote connection.
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MAIL SETUP
The Mail Setup can use either the Lorex Mail
Server or your existing Email settings to
send notifications and alerts
System Menu
MAIL SETUP
• Default Server - Check to use the
Default SMTP server provided by Lorex.
Uncheck this option to configure the
options using your own mail settings.
NOTE: You must sign up for the Lorex
DDNS to use the Lorex Mail Server.
The following settings are only needed if you
are NOT using the Lorex Mail Server.
Uncheck the ‘Default Server’ box to access
the following:
• SMTP Server - Enter the Email server
information for your IP.
• Port - Default port of 25
• Security - Sets the Mail Security ON/
OFF (based on the requirements of the
mail provider).
• User - Enter the User Name.
• Password - Enter the User Password
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Test Email - Tests the Email
Configuration, and generates a
SUCCESS or FAIL message.
USER MANAGEMENT
The User setup consists of 3 groups:
Administrator, Manager or User.
Up to 7 new users can be added to the
system. A maximum of 4 users can be
remotely connected to the System
simultaneously.
• ADD - Opens the ADD New User screen
to configure the new user settings
• User ID - Enter an ID (Name) for the new
user
• Password - Enter a password for the
New User
• Group - Enter the permissions level:
Admin - Highest Level Access. The
Admin has full system access. There is only
one ADMIN, and additional ADMIN level
users cannot be added.
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Manager - Mid Level Access. The
Manager can use the Search Functions, and
view live video.
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User - Low Level Access. The User Can
view cameras without changing settings.
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• Email - Enter the Email address for the
New User.
• Email Notification - Turns the email
notifications for the user ON/OFF.
USER MANAGEMENT
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System Menu
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
System Information Screen
• IP Address - Displays the IP address
assigned to the System.
• System Information - Navigate to the
PRESS button, and choose ENTER to
display the System Information.
To display the System Information from the
main Channel view screen, press the
ENTER Key on the front Panel -or- Press
the INFO button on the Remote Control.
• System Name - Input a name for the
system using the Virtual Keyboard.
• FW Update - Navigate to the PRESS
button, and choose ENTER to update
the System Firmware.
• Factory Default - Navigate to the
PRESS button, and choose ENTER to
reset the System to Factory Defaults.
• System Data - Saves or Loads the
System Data (system settings).
• Password - Turns the system password
ON/OFF (when logging into the Menu
Setup and Search Menus).
• MAC Address - Displays the unique
MAC address assigned to the unit. This
address is hard coded to the unit and
cannot be changed.
• Disk Capacity - Displays the Total Hard
Drive space, and the amount of Hard
Drive in use.
• F/W Version - Displays the Firmware
and Hardware version numbers.
• Video Signal Type - Indicates the Video
Signal Type as either NTSC or PAL
(depending on Region).
• DDNS Domain Name - The name setup
when the online DDNS registration was
created.
• Net Client and Web Ports - Displays
the ports for remote connection.
Firmware Update
New firmware is periodically available for
download from the www.lorexcctv.com
website.
System Information Screen
Displays the System Information. The IP
address and MAC address are necessary
for setting up the DDNS Server.
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System Menu
The firmware on the unit can be updated via
the USB Port:
• Download the new firmware from the
website. Copy the files from the PC to
the USB Memory Stick.
• Insert the Memory Stick into the System.
Select the ‘Firmware Update’ option by
selecting the PRESS button.
• The System must be restarted for the
Changes to Take effect. Press OK, and
exit the Menu. The System will
automatically Reboot.
NOTE: The System will need to be
rebooted once the firmware has been
updated for the new changes to take
effect.
• The USB device will be recognized by
the system - Press the START button to
display the available firmware.
• Select the Firmware and press ENTER.
A prompt will appear confirming the
Update.
• Press OK to begin the update process.
You can also upgrade your firmware over
the network (from a remote location) using
the provided Lorex Client Software.
This is useful if you are in a remote location,
or if you would like to upgrade multiple units
at different locations.
Please refer to the Lorex Client Software
manual for details on performing a Remote
Firmware Upgrade.
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System Menu
Factory Defaults
The System can be returned to the Factory
default settings:
If the device is not detected, a message
will indicate that No storage device was
found.
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• Select the ‘Factory Defaults’ option by
selecting the PRESS button.
• Choose OK to reset the unit, or CANCEL
to exit without resetting.
• Insert the Memory stick into the System
and select the Load option to restore
settings.
NOTE: If the System is reset to Factory
Defaults, all settings will be lost (except
the Date and Time).
This is recommended after
initial setup and installation is
complete.
CONTROL DEVICE
Used with an external control device (not
included with the system):
System Data
The System settings can be saved to a USB
memory stick:
• Insert the Memory stick into the System
and select the Save option to save
settings:
A Success message indicates that the
backup was completed.
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• System ID - Select system ID. (1~254).
This is used to set a different ID number
to the System (if used, reset the Remote
Control ID to match the system ID).
• Protocol - Select protocol (from the
Device user Manual).
• Baud rate - Setup baud rate (from the
Device user Manual).
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Event / Sensor
Event / Sensor
The Event Sensor Setting controls contain:
HDD EVENT
• Smart Alarm - Sets the Smart Alarm ON/
OFF. An alarm occurs when errors are
detected with the drive.
• Check Interval - Sets the Hard Drive
check interval (1~24 hrs). This setting
allows the System to self-check the
drive for any errors, and generate an
Alarm if drive errors are found.
HDD EVENT - Checks the Hard Drive for
errors.
ALARM INPUT
Configurations for any external alarm device
(i.e. a Door or Window Sensor).
ALARM IN - Configuration settings for an
external Alarm sensor (i.e. Door / Window
Sensors).
ALARM OUT - Sends a signal to an external
device when an alarm is detected.
BUZZER OUT - Turns the audible Buzzer
ON/OFF for selected event types.
E-MAIL NOTIFICATION - Sends and E-Mail
notification when a selected event occurs
(based on User Configuration settings).
HDD EVENT
• Operation - Sets the Alarm Sensor
Connection Status (Enable / Disable) for
an external alarm (i.e. Door or Window
Sensors). Refer to the appendices for
details.
• Type: Sets the Alarm Sensor type to N/
O (Normally Open) or N/C (Normally
Closed).
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Event / Sensor
ALARM OUT
BUZZER OUT
Sends an Alarm Out signal to a device (such
as a Manual Door or independent Light/
Buzzer Alarm) when an Alarm In event is
detected
Generates a Buzzer when an alarm is
detected.
• Operation - Enables / Disables the buzzer
for selected Event / Alarm types. Set to
ENABLE to change the following settings:
• Channel - Indicates all channels.
• Operation - Setup Relay Connect with
Alarm Sensor to either Enable or
Disable. Must be ENABLED to change
the settings manually.
• Mode - Setup Reacted Relay as either
Latched or Transparent Mode:
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Latched – When sensor alarm activated,
relay reacted in setup duration.
Transparent – Relay reacted temporary
during sensor alarm activate.
• Duration - Sets the Reacted Relay Time.
(5sec~5min or Until key-in)
• Type - Set the Relay Type to either N/O
(Normally Open) or N/C (Normally
Closed).
• HDD Event - Turns the Alarm ON/OFF
when the Hard Drive experiencing
problems.
• CH1~8 Alarm - Sends the Alarm Out
when an Alarm Event is detected (set to
ON/OFF).
• CH 1~8 Video Loss - Sends the Alarm
Out when a Video Loss Event is
detected (set to ON/OFF).
• CH 1~8 Motion - Sends the Alarm Out
when a Motion Event is detected (set to
ON/OFF).
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• Mode - Set the Reacted Relay to either
Latched or Transparent Mode.
• HDD Event - Generates a Buzzer alert
when a Hard Drive event occurs (set to
ON/OFF).
• Duration - Sets the Buzzer time (5sec ~
5min or until a user logs into the system).
• Alarm - Generates a Buzzer Alarm when
an Alarm Event is detected (set to ON/
OFF).
• Video Loss - Generates a Buzzer Alarm
when a Video Loss Event is detected
(set to ON/OFF).
• Motion - Generates a Buzzer Alarm
when a Motion Event is detected (set to
ON/OFF).
Disk Management
EMAIL NOTIFICATION
Disk Management
Sends an email to the specified users when
the following events occur:
• Notification - Sets the E-Mail notification
ON/OFF.
• HDD Event - A notification is sent if a
Hard Drive event is detected (set to ON/
OFF).
• Notifications can be enabled for each
channel for:
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Alarm
Video Loss
Motion can be selected
NOTE: Emails will be sent at 5 minute
intervals for the duration of the Event.
• Record Time Limit - Setup for the
Recording Time Limit (OFF, 12h, 1~3
days, 1 week or 1 month).
NOTE: The Record Time Limit refers to
the length of time data will be kept on the
drive. For example:
The Record Time Limit is set to 1 week. The
System records data from the 1st of the month
through the 7th of the month. On the 8th of the
month, it will begin overwriting data (hour by hour)
that occurred on the 1st of the month. On the 9th of
the month, it will begin overwriting data that
occurred on the 2nd of the month. The
OVERWRITE feature must be ON for the Record
Time Limit feature to work.
• Overwrite - Determines how data is
maintained when the Hard Drive is full.:
ON - When Overwrite is set to ON, data
will be overwritten when the Hard Drive is full,
starting with the Oldest recording, or based
on the Record Time Limit settings.
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OFF - When Overwrite is set to OFF, the
data will not be overwritten when the Hard
Disk is Full. Recording will Stop, and the
Buzzer will be Activated.
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Disk Management
• Format - Erases all Hard Drive data:
Press start button. A warning message
will be displayed with the prompt ‘All
Recorded Data will be erased.’
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Select OK to erase the data, or CANCEL
to return without erasing the Hard Drive.
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• Once OK is selected, the user will be
prompted to enter the ADMIN
PASSWORD. Once the password is
accepted, all Hard Drive data will be
erased.
Formatting Status Indicator Window:
Once the format is complete, the
system will return to the Disk Manage
Menu.
NOTE: After Formatting a hard drive with
existing data, Playback of the old data is no
longer possible.
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Recording Menu Controls
Recording Menu Controls
• Enter the RECORDING MENU screen
by:
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Pressing the SETUP button on the
Remote Control
Pressing the SETUP button on the front
panel, or
Selecting the SETUP option from the
On-Screen Menu.
Enter the password if required using
the Virtual Keyboard.
Simple and Advanced Modes
This System allows you to configure the
Recording Options in two ways:
• Simple Recording: Simple recording
will set all cameras to behave in the
same way, with the same resolution and
FPS. In Simple Recording, the
recording type can be set to either
Continuous, Motion, Alarm or None.
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• Select the RECORD MENU option.
• To enter a sub-menu, navigate to the
option and press the ENTER button. To
exit a SUBMENU, press the RETURN
button.
• To exit the MAIN MENU, press the
RETURN button.
Advanced Recording: Advanced
recording will allow you to configure
each camera to behave in a different
way, based on quality, FPS and
resolution. In Advanced Recording, the
menus are separated so that you can
set each camera to record in
Continuous, Motion and Alarm at the
same time.
For example, set the system to record
in Continuous, Motion and Alarm at the
same time. A camera will be in
continuous recording, however when a
Motion or Alarm event is detected, the
onscreen indicator will switch to M or
A, and the event will be logged in the
system.
To switch between Recording Modes,
change the Recording Mode setting on the
RECORDING OPERATION tab to either
Simple or Advanced.
NOTE: When configuring the Recording
Settings, it is recommended that you use the
Mouse or Remote Control for navigation.
Alternatively, you can use the Client
Software provided with this system to
change the System Settings and Recording
Configurations remotely. Please refer to the
Client Software Manual for details.
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Simple Recording Mode
Once the settings have been changed, a
status window will appear indicating that the
changes have been saved. Choose the OK
button to close the status window and return
to the Main Menu.
Simple Recording Mode
Recording Operation
The Recording Operation Menu allows the
user to switch between Simple and
Advanced Modes. The settings for Schedule
Mode, Pre-Event Recording Time and
Post-Event Recording Time cannot be
changed. These settings can only be
configured in Advanced mode.
Simple Recording
To return to the Record Menu, select the
Record Menu button from the Main Menu
selections.
The Simple Recording Menu controls the
Quality, Size and FPS for all cameras at the
same time. Each channel can be set for a
single Recording Type (Continuous, Motion,
Alarm or None).
Simple Recording Mode
Settings in the Simple Recording Mode
affect all cameras at once (i.e. all cameras
have the same FPS, Resolution, etc.). To
set each camera separately, switch to
Advanced Mode.
• Recording Quality - Sets the video
recording quality to Low, Standard, High
or Highest for all cameras.
• Recording Size - Sets the video capture
size for all camera to 352x240, 704x240
or 704x480 for all cameras.
• FPS - Sets the Frames Per Second for
recording across all channels. The FPS
for the channels can be set to 1, 2, 3, 7,
15 or 30 Frames per second (real time
video capture) from a shared pool of 240
FPS.
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Simple Recording Mode
Simple Recording Mode
Select a single or multiple time blocks:
• Mouse Control: Click a single block to
open the Recording Type Menu. Click
and Drag a block of times to configure
multiple channels and times at once.
• Remote Control & Front Panel:
Navigate to the Channel Block section,
and the entire block will be highlighted
with a White outline:
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Advanced Recording
Recording Operation
The Recording Operation Menu allows the
user to switch between Simple and
Advanced Modes, set the Recording
Schedule, and change the Pre and Post
Event Recording times.
Press the ENTER button to access the
Time Blocks - the first hour on Channel 1
will be highlighted in Yellow.
Navigate to the desired time block, and
press the ENTER button to activate the
block - if a single block is desired, press
ENTER a second time.
To select multiple blocks, use the arrows
to drag the cursor until the desired time
blocks are selected and press the
ENTER key.
• RECORDING MODE - Changes the
Recording mode from Simple to
Advanced.
• SCHEDULE MODE- Sets the Scheduled
Recording Mode to Daily or Weekly:
The Recording Selection menu will open.
Select ONE of:
• None
• Continuous Recording
• Motion Recording
• Alarm Recording
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If you set the Schedule Mode to Daily, all
settings made to the Continuous/Motion
& Alarm Setup menus will affect all days
in the same way.
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If you set the Schedule Mode to Weekly,
the settings can be set differently for
each day of the week.
• PRE EVENT RECORDING - When an
alarm is detected, the Pre Alarm will
begin recording before the Alarm was
detected (retrieved from video cache).
The Pre Alarm Recording Time can be
set to between 1~5 seconds.
Once a selection has been made, the
Recording Selection window will close.
• POST EVENT RECORDING - When an
alarm is detected, the Post Alarm will
remain recording for the specified time.
The Post Alarm Recording Time can be
set to between 5~180 seconds.
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Advanced Recording
Advanced Recording
Continuous / Motion Setup
The Continuous/Motion Setup section
controls the Recording settings for each
camera individually (quality, resolution,
frame rate and audio). Both Continuous
(constant recording) and Motion (recording
when motion has been detected by the
system) are set in this menu.
Continuous / Motion Parameter
Select an Hour (highlighted in ORANGE),
and press ENTER again to open the
Camera Settings for the selected hour, or
select multiple blocks in a row and press
ENTER.
Selected Block of Hours
Once a time block or several blocks have
been selected, the Channel Setup window is
displayed.
• PARAMETER MODE - Contains the
general recording parameters for each
camera.
• SCHEDULE MODE - Contains the
schedule recording settings for each
camera.
Continuous / Motion Parameter
Parameters for each camera are set by hour
using the Time Interval bar. Hours can be
selected individually or in groups (by clicking
and dragging several blocks).
NOTE: If Schedule Mode was set to Weekly
earlier, a day selection option is available.
• Size - Sets the video capture size for
each camera to 352x240, 704x240 or
704x480.
• FPS - Sets the Frames Per Second for
recording for each channel. Each
channel can be set to 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 or
30 Frames per second (real time video
capture) from a shared pool of 240 FPS.
If the FPS drops below 0, the settings
will not be saved.
• Quality - Sets the video recording quality
to Low, Standard, High or Highest.
• Audio - Turns audio recording ON/OFF
for 4 channels ONLY.
Once settings have been adjusted for the
hour, the changed time block will be
displayed in a different color on the Time
Interval bar.
NOTE: Each different configuration will be
displayed as a different color on the bar.
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Advanced Recording
Continuous / Motion Schedule
Sets the Time or Motion recording for each
channel (by hour). Select single or multiple
time blocks:
Select from:
• NONE: Recording is turned OFF.
• CONTINUOUS: Recording is always
ON.
• MOTION: Only starts the recording if
motion is detected in the selected time
interval.
NOTE: This system has an Advanced
Recording Feature where BOTH Continuous
and Motion can be set to ON at the same
time:
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• Mouse Control: Click a single block to
open the Recording Type Menu. Click
and Drag a block of times to configure
multiple channels and times at once.
• Remote Control & Front Panel:
Navigate to the Channel Block section,
and the entire block will be highlighted
with a White outline:
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Press the ENTER button to access the
Time Blocks - the first hour on Channel 1
will be highlighted in Yellow.
Navigate to the desired time block, and
press the ENTER button to activate the
block - if a single block is desired, press
ENTER a second time.
To select multiple blocks, use the arrows
to drag the cursor until the desired time
blocks are selected and press the
ENTER key.
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The system will record continuously, but
when motion is detected the system will
display a M recording type on the
relevant channel.
The event will be logged as Motion in the
system archive.
This is useful in situations where you
want to have continuous recording, but
wish to have Motion detected for easier
event searching.
In addition, an e-mail notification can be
sent when Motion has been detected.
Select the RETURN button to apply the
changes. Once the settings have been
adjusted for the hour(s), the changed time
block(s) will be shown based on the legend:
Once the desired time(s) have been
selected, the Recording Setting menu is
displayed.
Legend:
• None
• Continuous
• Motion
• Continuous & Motion
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Advanced Recording
Advanced Recording
Alarm Setup Mode
The Alarm Setup section controls the
Recording settings for each camera
individually (quality, resolution, frame rate
and audio). Recording Settings for external
alarm detection are set in this menu.
Alarm Parameter
Select an Hour (highlighted in ORANGE),
and press ENTER again to open the
Camera Settings for the selected hour, or
select multiple blocks in a row and press
ENTER.
Selected Block of Hours
Once a time block or several blocks have
been selected, the Channel Setup window is
displayed.
• PARAMETER MODE - Contains the
general recording parameters for each
camera.
• SCHEDULE MODE - Contains the
schedule recording settings for each
camera.
Alarm Parameter
Parameters for each camera are set by hour
using the Time Interval bar. Hours can be
selected individually or in groups (by clicking
and dragging several blocks).
NOTE: If Schedule Mode was set to Weekly
earlier, a day selection option is available.
• Size - Sets the video capture size for
each camera to 352x240, 704x240 or
704x480.
• FPS - Sets the Frames Per Second for
recording for each channel. Each
channel can be set to 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 or
30 Frames per second (real time video
capture) from a shared pool of 240 FPS.
If the FPS drops below 0, the settings
will not be saved.
• Quality - Sets the video recording quality
to Low, Standard, High or Highest.
• Audio - Turns audio recording ON/OFF
for 4 channels ONLY.
Once settings have been adjusted for the
hour, the changed time block will be
displayed in a different color on the Time
Interval bar.
NOTE: Each different configuration will be
displayed as a different color on the bar.
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Advanced Recording
Alarm Schedule
Sets the Alarm Recording for each channel
(by hour). Select single or multiple time
blocks:
• Mouse Control: Click a single block to
open the Recording Type Menu. Click
and Drag a block of times to turn Alarm
Recording ON or OFF.
• Remote Control & Front Panel:
Navigate to the Channel Block section,
and the entire block will be highlighted
with a White outline:
Press the ENTER button to access the
Time Blocks - the first hour on Channel 1
will be highlighted in Yellow.
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Navigate to the desired time block, and
press the ENTER button to activate the
block - if a single block is desired, press
ENTER a second time.
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To select multiple blocks, use the arrows
to drag the cursor until the desired time
blocks are selected and press the
ENTER key.
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Alarm Recording will be turned ON or
OFF.
Once the settings have been adjusted for
the hour(s), the changed time block(s) will
be shown based on the legend:
Legend:
• None
• Alarm
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Saving the Settings
You will be prompted to save the settings
when exiting a window (when changes have
been made)
Click on OK to save the settings, or
CANCEL to exit without saving.
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Archiving
Archiving
Archiving Options
The Archive feature copies data from the
Hard Drive to a USB backup media (such as
a Memory Stick or USB Hard Drive), optical
drive (CD-RW / DVD-RW) or FTP.‘
NOTE: Make sure that you have removed all
data from the USB device prior to backup.
• Enter the ARCHIVING screen by
pressing the MENU button. Enter the
password, and select the ARCHIVING
option.
• Select Device - Displays all detected
backup media devices (USB Flash
Memory Stick or USB Hard Drive), or
allows the user to back-up data to a
remote FTP Site.
• From - Select the Start Time and Date
for Backup.
• To - Select the End Time and Date for
Backup.
• Mode - Select the Backup Mode:
Burning - Copies the data to the backup
device.
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Burning/ Erasing - Copies the data to the
backup device, then deletes the data from
the System Hard Drive.
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Select the START button to begin
backup.
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• Scroll through the options by pressing
the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT
buttons on the Front Panel or Remote
Control.
• To enter a sub-menu, navigate to the
option and press the ENTER button. To
exit a SUBMENU, press the RETURN
button.
• To exit the MAIN MENU, press the
RETURN button.
• A/V channel - Select the Video and
Audio Channel(s) for backup
VIDEO
AUDIO
• Title - Sets the Title for the backup
sequence using the Virtual Keyboard.
• Event - Attaches the EVENT Report text
file to the backup.
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Archiving
Archiving Options
Once the Start Time, End Time and Channel
Selections have been completed, select the
START Button
A Drive Usage report will be displayed
including Amount of space (in MB) needed,
Start and End Times for Each Channel, with
size of recordings (in MB) and Size of the
Log File
The Erasing status window displays
the completion state of the Erasing of
previously archived data (in%)
Error Messages
Select OK to begin the backup
The Writing status window displays
the completion state of the Backup
(in%)
The
Extracting
status
window
displays the completion state of the
Extraction of previously archived data
(in%)
Error dialogue when the archive
process fails.
Error dialogue displayed when the
backup device (USB) is not detected
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Archiving
Archive Backup to FTP
A schedule for data backup to a local or
remote FTP can be configured on the
System.
1. Choose FTP from the ‘Select Device’
dropdown menu.
2. Press the FTP Button to access the FTP
Settings:
• Port: Enter the Port used to connect to
the FTP Site.
Press the FTP Test button to test the
connection to the FTP site. A ‘Success’ or
‘Fail’ message will appear.
Once a successful connection has been
made, the FTP Configuration Menu will be
displayed:
• Operation: Set the FTP Backup to ON
or OFF.
• Device: Set to FTP (as shown in
previous instructions).
• Mode: Set the mode to Once (one time
backup only) or Daily (data backup
occurs every day at the time specified
in the Start Time setting).
• Start Time: Set a time to begin the
backup process.
• From: Set the starting time for the data
archive.
• To: Set the ending time for the data
archive.
• User ID: Enter the User ID used to log
into the FTP site.
• Password: Enter the Password used to
log into the FTP site.
• Address: Enter the IP Address of the
FTP site
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For example, to back-up a retail sales day,
set the ‘From’ time to 7am, and the ‘To’ time
to 10pm. Start the backup at 10:30pm.This
will archive 15 hours worth of data to the
FTP site.
Search
Search
Search mode allows you to locate previously
recorded video by Date and Time, or by
Event Type.
• Press and Hold the arrow keys to select
the Time (increments of 1 minute).
Pressing the button without holding will
increment 15 minutes.
• Press the Search Button on the
Remote Control or Mouse Menu.
Any days highlighted with GREEN
indicate that there is recorded video data.
• Enter the User Name and Password
(if required).
• Use the Left / Right arrows on
Remote Control, or click with
mouse to switch between
Search By Time and Search
Event screens.
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the
the
By
• Press the Enter button to start the
playback. Press the Return button to
stop playback and return to the Search
By Time screen.
Search By Date & Time
Searches the system based on date and
time.
• Press the Enter button to access the
Calendar (on the left side of the screen)
• Navigate within the calendar using the
Arrow Keys on the front panel or remote
control.
• Once the date has been located, press
the Enter button to accept the date, and
to access the Time Search (on the right
side of the screen).
The Date and Time will be displayed at
the bottom of the screen. A playback icon
will appear indicating that the unit is in
Playback mode.
NOTE: The unit will continue to record
data while in Playback Mode.
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Search
Search By Event
Searches the system based on Event Type
(Alarm, Motion, Continuous or System).
• Press the right arrow button on the
front panel or remote control to
access the Search By Event screen.
• Select From and To dates, Events
(Alarm, Continuous, Motion and
Other) and Cameras
• Navigate within the options using the
Arrow Keys on the front panel or
remote control. Press the Enter
button to select or deselect options
(Note: Multiple event types can be
selected).
• Navigate to the Start button at the
bottom of the screen and press the
Enter button. A listing of events will
be displayed.
Navigate to an event, and press the Enter
button to start the playback. Press the Return
button to stop the playback.and return to the
Event Search screen.
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VGA Mode (Mode 2)
VGA Mode (Mode 2)
VGA Mode is used to display a device (i.e. a Computer) connected to the VGA Port on the
monitor.
To view a Computer using the Monitor:
1. Connect the PC to the Monitor using a VGA
Cable.
NOTE: VGA Cable is not included with the system.
2. Switch the Monitor to VGA mode using the
Multi-Function Mode Button on the front of the Monitor, or
by pressing the VGA Button on the Remote Control.
NOTE: Press the PIP button to display the DVR in the
bottom right corner.
VGA Connection Errors
If the Computer is not correctly connected to the Monitor,
several different error messages may be displayed:
Cable
Not
Connected:
Indicates that the VGA cable
has not been securely
fastened to either the Monitor
or PC.
No Sync or Signal: Indicates
that the PC is not sending a
good signal. Try changing
modes on the PC.
Going to Sleep: Indicates
that the Monitor is not
receiving a signal from the
PC, and is going into
hibernation. This does not
affect the DVR functions.
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VGA Mode - Remote Control Usage
VGA Mode - Remote Control Usage
Listed below is a quick reference for the Remote Control usage in VGA Mode.
1. MODE: Press the Mode Button to display
the Multi-Function Mode Menu.
2. POWER: Press the Power Button to turn
off the Monitor Display. Press and hold the
button for 3 seconds to shut down the entire
system.
3. DVR MODE: Return to DVR Mode.
4. VGA MODE: Change to VGA Mode.
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5. RETURN: Exits from a System Menu.
6. NAVIGATION: Press the Navigation
Controls to move Up, Down, Left or Right in
the Monitor Menu.
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7. VOL +/-: Increase or Decrease the
volume of the camera currently broadcasting
live audio.
8. MONITOR SETUP: Displays the Monitor
Setup Menu.
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9. PICTURE FRAME: Change to Picture
Frame Mode.
10. COMPONENT MODE: Change to
Component Mode.
11. ENTER BUTTON: Press the Enter
Button to select an option in the Monitor
Menu. Also displays the DVR in PIP mode in
the bottom right corner of the screen.
12. PIP MODE: Displays the DVR screen in
the PIP Screen in the lower right corner.
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1. Mode
7. Volume +/-
2. Power
8. Monitor Setup
3. DVR Mode
9. Picture Frame Mode
4.VGA Mode
10. Component Mode
5. Return Button
11. Enter Button
6. Navigation Controls
12. PIP Mode
Component Mode (Mode 3)
Component Mode (Mode 3)
Component Mode is used to display a device connected to the Component green, blue, and red
inputs (Y/Pb/Pr) in high resolution (i.e. DVD Player, Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver). The
Audio from the Component Device is connected to the Red and White audio inputs located to the
right of the Component inputs.
To view a DVD Player using the Monitor:
1. Connect the DVD Player to the Monitor using a
Component Cable.
NOTE: Component Cables are not included with
the system.
2. Switch the Monitor to Component Mode using
the Multi Function Mode button on the front of the
Monitor, or by pressing the Component Button on
the Remote Control.
NOTE: Press the PIP button to display the DVR in
the bottom right corner.
Setting Component (Component Mode) On Your DVD Player
Before using a DVD Player on the Component inputs of the Monitor, it is important to confirm that
the DVD Player to be used has Component Outputs. Please refer to the manual for your DVD
Player for details on activating the Component Mode.
NOTE: If the Component mode is not activated, you will see a color distortion (i.e. Pink colored
screen). Your DVD Player Manual or menus may also refer to Component mode as ‘Composite
Mode’ - these are the same function.
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Component Mode - Remote Control Usage
Listed below is a quick reference for the Remote Control usage in Component Mode.
1. MODE: Press the Mode Button to display
the Multi-Function Mode Menu.
2. POWER: Press the Power Button to turn
off the Monitor Display. Press and hold the
button for 3 seconds to shut down the entire
system.
3. DVR MODE: Change to return to DVR
Mode.
4. VGA MODE: Change to VGA Mode.
5. RETURN: Exits from a System Menu.
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6. NAVIGATION: Press the Navigation
Controls to move Up, Down, Left or Right in
the Monitor Menu.
7. VOL +/-: Increase or Decrease the
volume of the camera currently broadcasting
live audio.
8. MONITOR SETUP: Displays the Monitor
Setup Menu.
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9. PICTURE FRAME: Change to Picture
Frame Mode.
10. COMPONENT MODE: Change to
Component Mode.
11. ENTER BUTTON: Press the Enter
Button to select an option in the Monitor
Menu. Also displays the DVR in PIP mode in
the bottom right corner of the screen.
12. PIP MODE: Displays the DVR screen in
the PIP Screen in the lower right corner.
NOTE: The Remote Control cannot be used
to control the DVD Player, Set Top box or
Satellite Box.
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1. Mode
7. Volume +/-
2. Power
8. Monitor Setup
3. DVR Mode
9. Picture Frame Mode
4.VGA Mode
10. Component Mode
5. Return Button
11. Enter Button
6. Navigation Controls
12. PIP Mode
Picture Frame Mode (Mode 4)
Picture Frame Mode (Mode 4)
Picture Frame Mode is used to display JPG images located on a USB Thumbstick (connected to
a USB Port on the side of the monitor).
To view a JPG Images using Picture Frame Mode:
1. Connect a USB Thumbstick containing JPG
images to the Monitor, using one of the USB ports
located on the side.
NOTE: A USB Thumbstick is not included with the
system.
2. Switch the Monitor to Picture Frame Mode using
the Multi Function Mode button on the front of the
Monitor, or by pressing the Picture Frame Button
on the Remote Control.
3. Configure the Picture Frame Menu to display
the images.
USB Thumbstick Images
• Images must be in a jpg file format. All other files
will not be recognized by the Monitor, including
other Image formats (i.e. BMP, GIF) or other file
types (i.e. in the example on the right, the system
will not display the “Camera.PDF” file).
• Images must be in the root of the drive. Files located
in folders will not be recognized by the Monitor (i.e.
in the example on the right, any images located in
the “Picture Folder” will not be displayed).
• The jpg files should be a minimum of 640x480
pixels, and a maximum of 1600x1200 pixels to
maintain image quality. Images with less pixels
may appear distorted or pixelated when displayed.
Using images with a pixel size greater than the
minimum recommended size is encouraged.
NOTE: An Image Resizing program has been included
with the Software CD.
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Picture Frame Display
Images will be displayed in Picture Frame Mode (based on
the Menu settings).
NOTE: Press the PIP button to display the DVR in the bottom right corner.
Picture Frame Mode - Remote Control Usage
Listed below is a quick reference for the Remote Control usage in Picture Frame Mode.
1. MODE: Press the Mode Button to display
the Multi-Function Mode Menu.
2. POWER: Press the Power Button to turn
off the Monitor Display. Press and hold the
button for 3 seconds to shut down the entire
system.
3. DVR MODE: Change to DVR Mode.
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4. VGA MODE: Change to VGA Mode.
5. RETURN: Exits from a Menu.
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6. NAVIGATION: Press the Navigation
Controls to move Up, Down, Left or Right in
the Monitor Menu.
7. PICTURE FRAME SETUP: Displays the
Picture Frame Setup Menu.
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8. PICTURE FRAME: Change to Picture
Frame Mode.
9. COMPONENT MODE: Change to
Component Mode.
10. ENTER BUTTON: Press the Enter
Button to select an option in the Monitor
Menu. Also displays the DVR in PIP mode in
the bottom right corner of the screen.
11. PIP MODE: Displays the DVR screen in
the PIP Screen in the lower right corner.
1. Mode
7. Monitor Setup
2. Power
8. Picture Frame Mode
3. DVR Mode
9. Component Mode
4.VGA Mode
10. Enter Button
5. Return Button
11. PIP Mode
6. Navigation Controls
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Picture Frame - Menu
Picture Frame - Menu
Insert the USB Thumbstick into the USB Port
on the monitor prior to starting Picture Frame
Mode. If a USB Stick is not detected by the
system, the following message occurs:
NOTE: To display the Picture Frame menu,
press the MENU Button on the front panel of
the System or on the Remote Control.
Picture Frame Settings Menu
• Device: Displays information about the
currently connected Image Device
(USB Thumbstick).
• Dwell Time: Set the time for each picture
to be displayed onscreen (in sequence).
The dwell time can be set between 0
minutes (leave one image onscreen at
all times) up to 60 minutes.
• Aspect Ratio: Set the aspect ratio for
display to 4:3 or 16:9.
If the USB Stick does not contain *.jpg files,
the following message will be displayed:
Picture Frame Settings
Once jpg images have been located on the
USB Stick, the Picture frame menu will be
displayed.
• Thumbnail: Click the PREVIEW button
to display the images on the thumbstick
in a Preview Pane.
Use the Navigation Controls on the front
panel or Remote Control, or use the
mouse to select an image.
Click Previous or Next to scroll between
screens containing the images on the
USB Thumbstick.
Press Enter to begin viewing in Picture
Frame Mode.
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Picture Frame - Menu
Picture Resizing Application
An application has been
included on the Software CD to
resize your JPG images to
1600x1200 (highest
recommended size), and save
them directly to the USB
Thumbstick.
4. Select a location, and click on the Open
button.
1. Launch the application from the Software
CD. The Picture Resize window will be
displayed.
5. Once the Source and Target have been
set, click the Execute button to resize and
save the file. A Success message will be displayed.
2. Click on the Source button to locate
the directory where the JPG files are
located. Select a file, and click on the
Open button.
3. Click on the Target button to locate
the directory where the JPG files are
to be saved (i.e. Thumbstick drive).
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Installation Guide Mode (Mode 5)
Installation Guide Mode (Mode 5)
The Installation Guide Mode is used to display the Installation Video included on the System
drive.
To view the Installation Video using the Monitor, press the Multi Function Mode button on the
front of the Monitor, or press the Mode button on the Remote Control and selecting Installation
Guide. You can pause, rewind and fast forward for step by step instructions using the remote
control.
The Installation video was loaded onto the Hard Drive that was pre installed into the system. If
you change the hard drive, the installation video will no longer be available. The video is also
available on the Software CD provided with your system.
NOTE: The Installation Video is also located on the CD included with the system. The video can
also be viewed online at http://
www.lorexcctv.com/support in the
Installation Guides section.
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Installation Guide Mode - Remote Control Usage
Installation Guide Mode - Remote Control Usage
Listed below is a quick reference for the Remote Control usage in Installation Guide Mode.
1. MODE: Press the Mode Button to display
the Multi-Function Mode Menu.
2. POWER: Press the Power Button to turn
off the Monitor Display. Press and hold the
button for 3 seconds to shut down the entire
system.
3. DVR MODE: Change to return to DVR
Mode.
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4. VGA MODE: Change to VGA Mode.
5. VOL +/-: Increase or Decrease the
volume of the camera currently broadcasting
live audio.
6. PICTURE FRAME: Change to Picture
Frame Mode.
7. COMPONENT MODE: Change to
Component Mode.
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NOTE: The Remote Control cannot be used
to control the Installation Video playback.
1. Mode
5. Volume +/-
2. Power
6. Picture Frame Mode
3. DVR Mode
7. Component Mode
4.VGA Mode
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Monitor - Menu Settings
Monitor - Menu Settings
Color Submenu
Press the Setup key on the remote control,
or front panel of the System to enter the
Monitor Setup Menu (when in VGA or
Component Modes). The Monitor Setup
Menu controls the behavior and look of the
Monitor (i.e. changing the Brightness and
Contrast will affect the Brightness and
Contrast in all Modes).
NOTE: The mouse cannot be used to
change values in this menu.
• Auto Color: Select Auto Color to allow
the system to set the color of the
monitor. Select YES to allow the system
to set the color, or NO to exit.
Image Settings
Use the Arrow keys on the Front Panel or Remote Control to select from Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Sharpness or enter
the Color submenu. Change the values using
• Color Temperature: Set the Red, Green
and Blue Values using the arrow keys.
• sRGB: Set the sRGB to ON or OFF.
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Monitor - Menu Settings
Display Settings
• Display Image: Sets the image display
to Auto or Manual.
• Aspect Ratio: Set the Aspect Ratio for
the monitor.
• Display Position: Adjust the Horizontal
and Vertical screen positioning.
Use the Arrow keys on the Front Panel or Remote Control to select from Auto Configuration, Phase, Clock or Highlight Window. Use
the enter key to access the Display Control or
Scheme submenus. Change the values using the arrow keys and enter.
• Auto Configuration: Select Auto
Configuration to allow the system to set
the configurations of the monitor. Select
YES to allow the system to set the color,
or NO to exit.
• Zoom: Zoom the monitor display In or
Out. Use the Set the Zoom Position
option to change the location for the
Zoom control.
• Phase: Set the phase for the system.
• Clock: Set the internal clock for the
System.
Display Control Submenu
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• Scheme: Use the scheme controls to
manually adjust the Red, Yellow, Green,
Cyan, Blue and Magenta colors of the
monitor.
Monitor - Menu Settings
PIP Settings
PIP Color Controls Submenu
Use the Up, Down, Left and Right arrows to
adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast,
Hue and Saturation. Press the Enter button
to set, and the Return button to exit the
menu.
Use the Arrow keys on the Front Panel or Remote Control to select from PIP, PIP Input
Select, PIP Size and Blend. Use the enter
key to access the PIP Position or Pip Color
Control submenus. Change the values using
the arrow keys and enter.
• PIP: Turns the display of the PIP (Picture
in Picture) ON or OFF. If you turn the
PIP to OFF, the default DVR screen will
not be displayed when the PIP button
on the remote control is pressed.
• PIP Input Select: Select the input type
for the PIP. By default, the unit will
display the DVR screen.
• PIP Size: Change the display size to
Small, Medium or Large.
PIP Position Submenu
Use the Up, Down, Left and Right arrows to
adjust the location of the PIP Screen. Press
the Enter button to set, and the Return
button to exit the menu.
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Monitor - Menu Settings
Misc. Settings
• OSD Position: Determines the position
of the Onscreen Display window. Use
the Up, Down, Left and Right arrows to
adjust the location of the screen. Press
the Enter button to set, and the Return
button to exit the menu
Use the Arrow keys on the Front Panel or Remote Control to access the OSD Configuration or VGA Factory Reset submenus.
Change the values using the arrow keys and
enter.
•
PIP Position Submenu
OSD Transparency: Set
transparency for the OSD Menu.
the
• OSD Zoom: Set the OSD Menu Zoom
to ON or OFF.
VGA Factory Reset Submenu
Use the Factory Reset menu to return the
Monitor settings to factory defaults.
Use the Up, Down, Left and Right arrows to
adjust the settings. Press the Enter button to
set, and the Return button to exit the menu.
• OSD Timer: Set the OSD Timer ON or
OFF. If the timer is set to ON, the menu
will automatically disappear after 30
seconds.
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System Specifications - Appendix #1
System Specifications - Appendix #1
Monitor Specifications
• 20.1” Wide screen LCD with user selectable aspect ratio (Wide 16:9, Standard 4:3)
• Professional Grade High Resolution (1680x1050) LCD panel
• VGA Input - use your LCD Display as a PC monitor
• USB picture frame feature - display digital pictures from a USB flash drive
• Entertainment Component Video input (TV/DVD YPbPr)
• Spot Video Out supports a connection to another monitor to display video in a different location
(e.g. Public View Monitor)
• Multiple control options: front panel buttons, remote control and mouse
• Tri-lingual On Screen Display (English, Spanish, French)
• Video Tutorial for camera installation and system set up
• Screen saver for energy efficiency
• Wall mountable (VESA standard)
• Stand with cable management solution
• Power Supply: 100VAC-240VAC, 12VDC, 5A, 60/50Hz
• Power consumption: Aprox. 60 W
• Weight: 8.7 kg / 19.3 lbs
• Dimensions: 21” X 14.4” X 2.7” / 532mm X 365mm X 67mm (Not Including Stand) 21” X 16.2”
X 7.4” / 532mm X 433mm X 188mm (Including Stand)
• Environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging material
As our products are subject to continuous improvement, LOREX Technology Inc. and its
subsidiaries reserve the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice
and without incurring any obligation.
E&OE
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System Specifications - Appendix #1
DVR Specifications
• 8 Channels with Pentaplex operation - View, Record, Playback, Back Up &Remotely Control
the system simultaneously
• MPEG4 Digital Video Compression - small file sizes without compromising video quality
• Recording Frames Per Second (FPS): 240/200 (NTSC/PAL) @ 352X240
•
Recording Resolution:
352x288(PAL)
704x480,
704x240,
352x240(NTSC),
704x576,
704x288,
• Custom recording for each camera
• Covert Camera - record without displaying camera image
• Continuous Recording with Motion Event logging for easy event searching
• Selectable 4 channel audio recording
• Programmable motion detection
• Pre-Event Recording of a preset amount of time before motion triggers the recording to see
activities leading up to an event
• 320GB Hard Drive with SATA interface, 100% duty cycle for optimal performance in the
commercial video security market. Expandable up to 750GB4
• S.M.A.R.T HDD Support (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology): Auto Detection
/ Recovery to ensure the HDD is functioning properly at all times
• Supports external USB: Hard Drive, Optical Drive (DVD-RW, CDRW) and USB Thumbstick
• Scheduled back up to an external USB storage and Network Storage Using FTP
• 8 Programmable Alarm Inputs, 1 Relay Alarm output
• Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Control: RS-485 interface
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP, DDNS and Web
System Software
• Remote monitoring software supporting multiple sites with full remote control over the Internet
or Local Area Network (LAN)
• Internet Remote Functions: Live View, Live Recording, Search, Set-up, Back-up
• Firmware Upgrade over network
• Email alerts with a web browser link
• Microsoft Windows Vista™ Compatible Software (included)
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Lorex Client 4.0 Software Requirements - Appendix #2
Lorex Client 4.0 Software Requirements - Appendix #2
The Lorex Client 4.0 software (included with the System) has the following installation
requirements.
Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System
Windows 2000
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista (32-bit)
Processor
.Pentium 4 - 1.5 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
Memory
512 MB RAM
Hard Drive
50 MB - Installation space required
* Additional Hard Drive space required for recording.
Recorded file size will vary depending on recording
quality settings
Recommended System Requirements:
Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista (32-bit)
Processor
Pentium 4 / 3 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
Memory
1024 MB RAM
Hard Drive
50 MB - Installation space required
* Additional Hard Drive space required for recording.
Recorded file size will vary depending on recording
quality settings
Please refer to the Lorex Client 4.0 Software User Guide included with your System for further
details.
Visit the Lorex support website at http://www.lorexcctv.com/support for information on the
latest software and consumer guides.
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Setting up Remote Viewing - Appendix #3
Setting up Remote Viewing - Appendix #3
Setting up the Remote Viewing Feature requires several steps. Networking skills are required to
correctly configure the remote viewing functions.
What do you need?
• The LCD/DVR System.
• A PC with the installed with the Lorex Client 4.0 software (refer to the Software Guide for
installation instructions)
• A Router (not provided with the system) and High Speed Cable or DSL Internet Connectivity
(for remote viewing outside your network)
Network Setup / Remote Access Overview
The System can be remotely controlled using your existing network and the Lorex Client 4.0 software or Internet Explorer.
1. Connect the System to the Router using the supplied Ethernet Cable. Power the System on.
The System must be connected to the router prior to powering on the system. This allows the
system to communicate on your network
SYSTEM
INTERNET
ROUTER
(Not Included)
PC
(Not Included)
2. Find the IP address of your System through the Menu System on the unit.
3. Enable PORT FORWARDING on your Router. Refer to the included Router Guide and Basics
of Remote Video Access Guide for further assistance with your specific network setup and
hardware.
4. Set up a web account at http://www.lorexddns.net.
5. Setup the System DDNS.
6. Configure the software, using the information gathered on the following pages.
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Network Checklist
The following checklist is provided to assist you in confirming that all steps have been
successfully performed during Network Setup. Use this checklist in conjunction with the steps
outlined on the following pages.
1. I have the following:
• High Speed Internet
• A Router
• The Ethernet Cable provided with this system
• The System
• A PC with the Remote Access software installed
2. I have confirmed that my System is set to automatically complete my Network settings
(DHCP is set to ON):
• Press the SETUP button on the Front Panel -or- Press SETUP on the Remote -or- Right
Click on the screen and select the SETUP option.
• Select the System Setup option
• Select the System option
• Select the Network Menu. Confirm that the options for both DHCP and DDNS have
checkmarks in the boxes.
3. I have turned off the System, and performed the following:
• Connected the Ethernet Cable to the back of the System
• Connected the other end of the Ethernet Cable to my Router
NOTE: Network Setup will not work if you do not have a router
4. I have found my System Information by either Pressing the ENTER button on the Front
Panel -or- Pressing the INFO button on the Remote Control:
• My IP Address is: ________________________________
• My MAC Address is: ______________________________
NOTE: If your IP address is showing as 127.0.0.1, please return to Step 1 and review all menu
settings. Check to make sure that your Ethernet cable is properly connected to your Router
and System.
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5. I have enabled PORT FORWARDING on my Router for:
• Port 80
• Port 6100
NOTE: Each Router is different, therefore the port forwarding settings will vary by model. Please
visit us on the web at http://www.lorexcctv.com/support for assistance with several of the most
common router types. If your router is not listed, please refer to the manual that came with your
Router, or your Router manufacturer for assistance.
6. I have configured the DDNS for remote access to my system at http://www.lorexddns.net,
and my configuration information is:
• Username: _______________________________
• Password: _______________________________
• Domain Name: ____________________________
7. I have configured my System to connect to the DDNS Server by completing my Network
settings:
• Press the SETUP button on the Front Panel -or- Press SETUP on the Remote -or- Right
Click on the screen and select the SETUP option.
• Select the System Setup option
• Select the System option
• Select the Network Menu.
• Select the DDNS Server option, and use your information to complete the DDNS
Configuration:
z
z
z
z
DDNS Server Name: Lorex (default)
Domain Name: Enter the name you set for the DDNS web
configuration.
User ID: Enter your user ID
Password: Enter your password
• Click the DDNS Status button to confirm the
connection details.
• A success message will appear, and the system will restart.
8. Configure the Remote Access Software:
• If you are connecting from within your network (i.e. The System and your PC are both
inside your house), you only need to enter the IP address of the System into the software
(i.e. 192.168.0.105)
• If you are connecting from outside your network (i.e. The System is at Home, and your
PC is at work), use the DDNS Domain Name to configure the software).
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System - IP & MAC Address
The IP & MAC Addresses are necessary
for DDNS Setup (for remote access to
the System).
To Locate the System information, Press
the ENTER button on the Front Panel or
Info on the Remote Control while viewing
the Cameras. The System Info window
will be displayed.
IP Address
MAC Address
- OR 1. Press the Menu Button on the Front
Panel or Remote Control, or right click
with the mouse to access the Setup
Menu. Select the System Setup option
and press the Enter button.
2. Navigate to the System Menu option.
Press the Enter button to access the
System Menu.
3. Navigate to the System Management
menu, and press the Enter Button to
access the settings.
4. Select the System Information option,
and press the Enter Button to display
the System Settings.
IP Address
MAC Address
NOTE: Your IP address should look similar to 192.168.0.105, 10.0.0.105, etc. If your IP address
is showing as 127.0.0.1, please review all menu settings, and check to make sure that your
Ethernet cable is properly connected to your Router and System.
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Network - Router Port Forwarding
You will need to enable port forwarding on your Router to allow for external communications with
your System for ports:
• TCP/IP PORT 6100
• WEB PORT 80
Computers, Systems, and other devices inside your network can only communicate directly with
each other within the internal network. Computers and systems outside your network cannot
directly communicate with these devices. When a system on the internal network needs to send
or receive information from a system outside the network (i.e. from the Internet), the information
is sent to the Router.
NETWORK EXAMPLE
Router
External IP
216.13.154.34
Router
Internal IP
192.168.0.1
Computer
Internal IP
192.168.0.2
System
Internal IP
192.168.0.3
Internet
Internal Network
When a computer on the Internet needs to send data to your internal network, it sends this data
to the external IP address of the Router. The Router then needs to decide where this data is to
be sent to. This is where setting up Port Forwarding becomes important.
Port Forwarding tells the router which device on the internal network to send the data to. When
you set up port forwarding on your Router, it takes the data from the external IP address:port
number and sends that data to an internal IP address:port number (i.e Router External IP
216.13.154.34:6100 to System Internal IP 192.168.0.3:6100).
The instructions found online in the Router Configuration Guide will assist you in the port
forwarding configurations for a selection of different router models.
Visit our Consumer Guides Support website at http://www.lorexcctv.com/support for details
Web - Finding Your External IP Address
You will need to have your External IP address to set up your DDNS account. One of the fastest
ways to find this information is to use a 3rd Party website such as http://www.showmyip.com
Your IP address can also be found within your Router settings. Refer to your router user guide for
further details.
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Network - Setting Up Your DDNS Account
Lorex offers a free DDNS service for use with your System. A DDNS account allows you to set up
a web site address that points back to your Local Network. The following outlines how to set up
your free DNS account.
1. Navigate to http://www.lorexddns.net
2. Select the Create Account option from the list on the left side
of the screen.
3. Complete the Account Information
fields with your personal information.
Complete the Warranty Information
with your purchase details.
4. Complete the System Information fields:
• Product License: Select your product model from the
Product License drop down menu
• <Product Code> - <MAC Address>: Locate the MAC
address of your (recorded while loading the System)
• URL Request: Choose a URL for your DDNS connection
(i.e. your name, your company or business name, or
anything of your choice.)
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NOTE: Make sure to write down your information BEFORE clicking on the Create New Account
link. This information is important for your System Setup.
User Name: _______________________________________________ *
Domain Name: _____________________________________________
Password: _________________________________________________
* Only the first part of the Domain Name is required for setup on the System.
If the full Domain sent is myurl.lorexddns.net, the unit only requires that only
myurl be entered.
5. Click the Create New Account link at the bottom of the form to submit your request.
6. Your Account information will be sent to you at the E-mail Address you used in Step 3.
DDNS Server Name:
Domain Name:
User ID:
Password:
LOREX
myurl
tomsmith1
(your password)
You will need this information for remote access to your System. Remember to record YOUR
information before clicking on the Create New Account link.
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There are two ways to find your DDNS Configuration information at a later date.
1. Review the Email sent to you by Lorex:
Dear A,
Thank you for activating your free Dynamic DNS account for your Lorex DVR Combo. Once you have set up your Lorex device
and configured your network, you will be able to view your video images from anywhere in the world using the URL shown at
the end of this message.
When you visit the Lorex web site at: https://secure.lorexddns.net/webapp
Your account name is:
Your account password is:
Your Lorex license number is:
aa321
1111
L20WD800-AAAAAAAAAAAA
You can visit this site to change your account information and to set up additional Lorex devices.
Set up the Lorex DVR Combo to use this service as follows:
On the monitor console (or from the remote control) press the set-up button. Select the 'DDNS Server' option under network.
Enter the following settings:
DDNS SERVER NAME:
LOREX
DOMAIN NAME:
cats
USER ID:
aa321
USER PASSWORD:
[1111]
DDNS STATUS:
------OK
CANCEL
Press DDNS STATUS button and wait for the message 'SUCCESS'. If the message returns 'SUCCESS' press OK and press
the return button to exit the menu (when you do, the DDNS set up for the first time system will prompt you to save the changes
and restart the system).
Note: if you receive a failed message, please check the information that you have entered.
For more information please refer to the remote client manual.
*** Important ***
Please note that normal latencies in the update protocol and Internet propagation delays require you to wait between 5 and
15 minutes and sometimes even longer for your network URL to become fully available and operational over the Internet. This
is normal for the DDNS system. Attempting to use the URL within the first 5 minutes of registration may also prolong the URL
update time.
The URL for accessing your video is: holycats.lorexddns.net. When setting up the Lorex client software for remote access,
use this URL in place of the IP Address.
If you have decided to use the free Lorex Email Service (default option) for any system event notifications and alerts, you must
register with lorexddns.net and activate the DDNS option in the System's Set Up / Network menu. Alternatively, you can use
your own email service by disabling the default mail service and entering your personal mail server information in the System's
Set Up / Mail menu.
Thank you for choosing Lorex.
Sincerely,
Lorex Customer Support
NOTE: If you entered an incorrect Email address when setting up the DDNS, you will NOT
receive this email. To review the email, you must log into the DDNS Website.
In order to receive email alerts, you must register your system with the Lorex DDNS, or
alternatively change your default mail settings (see Appendix #4).
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2. Log into the Lorex DDNS Website at http://www.lorexddns.net and enter your Username and
Password.
Click the ACTION button located on the console to display a copy of the Configuration email:
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System - DDNS SETUP
Once the DDNS settings have been
configured online, the information must be
entered on the System to allow for remote
connection via the Lorex Client 4.0 Software
(or through Internet Explorer):
1. Access the Main Menu Setup screens, and
navigate to the SYSTEM option. Press the
ENTER button to access the setup.
2. Navigate to the NETWORK option. Press
the Enter button to access the Network
settings. Select the DDNS Server option,
and press the ENTER button to enter the
DDNS SETUP.
3. Enter the information received in email
(including the password). Press the DDNS
Status first - wait for the SUCCESS
MESSAGE (as long as the information is
correct).
Select OK to save the settings.
The System will restart to activate the new
configuration.
NOTE: Once all Network settings are configured, the System can be accessed using
the Lorex Client 4.0 Software.
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Lorex Client 4.0 Software - Connection Manager
The Connection Manager contains the setup information to allow the user to remotely
connect to the System.
Adding a Group
Group - Right click on
‘Site’ to add a New Group.
A group can represent
one or more Systems.
For Example, you may
have more than one
system in your office, so
would name your group
‘OFFICE’.
Each individual unit can
then
be
configured
separately for connection.
Enter a name for the
Group.
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Adding a Site (Individual Unit Configuration)
DVR Information - Enter
the information specific to
the unit (refer to page 30
for setup instructions):
• Name - Enter a name for
the unit.
• IP / Domain Name Enter the IP address or
Domain Name for the
System. This will vary
depending
on
setup
(Internal
Network
Connection or External
Remote access through
the Internet)- refer to page
30 for setup details.
• Port - Set to 6100 by
default.
• User ID - Enter the USER
ID to connect to the system
(the USER ID is configured
on the System - i.e. ADMIN
- case sensitive).
• Password - The
password used to access
the System (i.e. The
ADMIN password is set to
1234 by default).
Camera Assign - Set
each camera to a portion
of the 9-view window by
using the drop down
menu selections.
ADD Button - Adds the
site to the Group.
OK Button - Accepts the
changes and Closes the
configuration Window
NOTE: When entering the information for the IP / DOMAIN NAME:
• If you are connecting from within your network (i.e. The System and your PC are both inside
your house), you only need to enter the IP address of the System into the software (i.e.
192.168.0.105)
• If you are connecting from outside your network (i.e. The System is at Home, and your PC is
at work), use the DDNS Domain Name to configure the software).
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Lorex Client 4.0 Software - Remote Connection
Once the site setup profile has been created, a connection can then be made to the System:
1. Select the Site profile
from the Dropdown List.
2. Press the CONNECT
button.
The Connection Status
window displays the state
of the connection.
Once
a
successful
connection to the System
has been made, the black
screen view will switch to
Live Camera View mode.
NOTE: If another user is
connected to the System
using
the
same
credentials (i.e ADMIN),
the connection will be
rejected.
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Using the Auto Email Feature - Appendix #4
Using the Auto Email Feature - Appendix #4
Setting up Email
This System has the ability to automatically send email when an event is detected. To configure
the automatic sending of Emails, the following Menu option setup is required:
• System Menu - Mail
• System Menu - User Management
• Event/Sensor - Email Notification
System Menu - Mail
Navigate to the System Menu, and select the Mail Option.
NOTE: All settings that are completed in the Mail section are for OUTGOING MAIL (i.e. The
same settings that you use to send mail through Outlook or any other mail program. There are
two ways to configure these settings:
• Configuration using the Lorex Mail Server. Make sure the box is checked, and you will not
need to enter any additional information, however YOU WILL BE REQUIRED to set up your
system on the Lorex web based DDNS at http://www.lorexddns.net to use the default mail
server -OR• Configuration using YOUR mail server settings. The Settings needed for this configuration
can be found by contacting your Internet Provider, and asking for your ‘Outgoing Mail Settings’.
• Default Server - Uncheck to use YOUR mail settings.
• SMTP Server - Enter the Email server information for your ISP.
• Port - Default port of 25
• Security - Sets the Mail Security ON/OFF (based on the requirements of the mail
provider).
• User - Enter the User Name.
• Password - Enter the User Password
NOTE: The Virtual Keyboard appears when entering the Mail Setup information.
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This is an example of the same type of required settings (formatted for Microsoft Outlook).
SERVER (Outgoing SMTP)
PORT
(More
Settings,
change
only
if
recommended by your
Internet Provider)
USER & PASSWORD
SECURITY
NOTE: This example is not required for the System to function correctly. This is used to illustrate
the required settings (using another program).
Testing the Mail Setup
Press the TEST E-MAIL Button on the System. A window will appear indicating a Success or Fail
for the connection.
Test Results in Email
You will receive the following in an Email
message upon successful completion of the
Testing portion.
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System Menu - Mail
Navigate to the System Menu, and select the Mail Option.
New users can be added to the System through the User
Management screen, and existing users can be edited.
The important features in the User Setup are the E-Mail
address and E-Mail Notification:
• Set the E-Mail to the desired Receiving Address.
• Set the E-Mail Notification to ON. This must be set ON
for the user to receive mail.
Troubleshooting the Email Feature
If you are having problems sending emails from
the System, you may need to use a different port
than specified in the Email Setup menu.
If this port is changed, then the new port will need
to be forwarded on your Network Router. Please
refer to the Port Forwarding section of the manual
for details, or contact Technical Support.
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Event / Sensor - E-Mail Notification
Navigate to the System Menu, and select the Mail Option.
• NOTIFICATION - Notification must be turned on for Automatic E-mail alerts to be sent.
• HDD EVENT - Emails a notification to all active accounts when problems are detected with
the Hard Drive.
• ALARM / VIDEO LOSS / MOTION - Select the type of event for which you wish to trigger
email notification: Alarm, Video Loss or Motion Detection (for each channel).
• FREQUENCY - Set the frequency to receive mails for the duration of the event.
NOTE: The Notification Email will only alert you to the fact that an event has occurred. No video
or still footage will be sent.
Reading Received Emails
When a specified event occurs on the system, the following is received in Email.
The E-Mail message indicates:
• The Date and Time that the Event
occurred
• The Event Type.
• The Channel where the event occurred.
NOTE: The numbers in the email refer to
internal system information, and are not
indicative of any specific details.
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Recommended Tips for System Setup - Appendix #5
Recommended Tips for System Setup - Appendix #5
There are several tips outlined below that will assist you in setting up your system:
Connecting and Mounting Cameras:
1. Connect the DIN Extension Cable to an open
channel port on the back of the System. Make
sure that the ARROW on the cable is pointing
up. This will align the pins on the cable
correctly with the port on the stem, preventing
the pins from becoming bent and the cable
from becoming inoperable.
2. Connect one of the provided Cameras to the
DIN Extension cable. Confirm that the arrows
on the DIN Camera Cable and the DIN
Extension cable are pointed together when
connecting the cable. If the pins in the DIN
Cable are bent, the Camera will NOT function
3. Mount the camera to the desired surface (ceiling, wall,
shelf, etc.). Connecting the cables BEFORE
permanently mounting the stand will help prevent issues with cable length (camera is mounted
too far from the system and cannot be connected).
4. Aim the camera at the desired location. Remember to REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE FILM from
the lens of the camera by pulling on the plastic tab.
Navigating within the System Menu
• Enter the MENU screen by pressing the MENU button. Enter the password (if required),
and select the SYSTEM SETUP option.
• The Setup Menu controls the System Settings,
Recording Settings and Archive.
• Scroll through the options by pressing the UP, DOWN,
LEFT and RIGHT buttons on the Front Panel or
Remote Control.
• To enter a sub-menu, navigate to the option
and press the ENTER button. To exit a
SUBMENU, press the RETURN button.
• To exit the MAIN MENU, press the RETURN
button.
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Navigating within the System Menu (cont.)
Menu Navigation Controls
This System has been designed to use the Mouse or Remote Control as the primary modes of
navigation and configuration for the system. The Front Panel buttons can also be used to access
the menus and configure the system.
• Navigation Controls - Move Up/Down/Left/Right.
• Enter Button - Press this button to select and change the values in a menu option.
Virtual Keyboard Control
The Virtual Keyboard control becomes available when
keyboard input is needed for entering information such as
Names, Network Information, etc.
• Includes a~z, A~Z, 0~9 and Symbols.@#$%^&*()
• Navigate using the arrow keys on the Front Panel
or Remote Control, or by clicking with the Mouse.
• Select the ENTER button once the setup is
completed.
Click to View Uppercase
and Symbols
Active Option Indicator
Orange Highlight - Indicates that the
option is in active editing mode.
Green Highlight - Indicates that the
option is available for editing. Once the
option is highlighted, press the ENTER
key to edit the option (highlights changes
to Orange).
NOTE: Once changes have been made, select the APPLY button at the
bottom of the screen, and press the ENTER button on the front panel or
remote control. Changes will be saved at this time - exiting the menu without
applying the changes will result in the changes being lost.
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Changing the Date and Time
Setting the correct date and time for your system is
important. Once the date and time have been set
correctly, it is highly recommended that you format your
Hard Drive.
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU button
on the front panel of the system, Remote Control
or Mouse Menu. Select the SYSTEM SETUP
Option.
2. Select the SYSTEM menu from the MAIN
menu. Navigate using the up and down
arrows on the front panel (or remote
control). Highlight the selection in Green,
and press the ENTER button to enter the
SYSTEM Menu.
3. Select the DATE AND TIME Menu.
Change the settings by navigating with
the UP/DOWN/LEFT and RIGHT arrow
keys. Set the following based on your local
Time (and Timezone), and set the current
date for the system.
• Date/Time - Sets the current system
Date and Time.*
• Date Format - Sets the Date Display
format
(MM-DD-YYYY,
YYYY-MM-DD, etc.).
• Time Format - Sets the Time Display
format to either 12 or 24 hour display.
• Network Time Server Setup Synchronizes the system to the
specified remote time server. Select
the SYNC button to connect to the
remote server and synchronize the
time. (may also use a time server of the users choice).
• Timezone Setup - Selections for the local Time Zone (i.e. EST, CST, PST). The DST
(Daylight Savings Time) can be set to ON/OFF.
* NOTE: If the Date/TIme is set into the past, a message will appear warning that
Overlapped date(s) will be erased.
** MAKE SURE THAT THE DATE AND TIME ARE SET PRIOR TO RECORDING! **
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Formatting the Hard Drive
Formatting the hard drive after changing the date, and before beginning the recording of YOUR
data is recommended, as the system is set to Automatically start recording when powered on
(continuous recording setting).
NOTE: Formatting the Hard Drive will erase any previously recorded data. This will NOT
affect your system configurations.
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU button on the front panel of the system, on
the Remote Control or Mouse Menu.
Select the SYSTEM SETUP Option.
2. Select the DISK MANAGEMENT menu
from the MAIN menu. Navigate using the
up and down arrows on the front panel (or
remote control). Highlight the selection in
Green, and press the ENTER button to
enter the DISK MANAGEMENT Menu.
3. Navigate to the Format Option, and select
the Start button.
• Once OK is selected, the user will be prompted
to enter the ADMIN PASSWORD. Once the
password is accepted, all Hard Drive data will
be erased.
• A warning message will be displayed
with the prompt ‘All Recorded Data will
be erased.’
• Select OK to erase the data, or
CANCEL to return without erasing the
Hard Drive.
Formatting Status Indicator Window:
Once the format is complete, the
system will return to the Disk Manage
Menu.
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Camera Setup
Each camera should be assigned a name that corresponds to its use (i.e. Dock1, BackDoor,
Cash3, etc.). This name is displayed onscreen, and helps to identify the camera location easily.
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU
button on the front panel of the system,
Remote Control or mouse menu. Select
the SYSTEM SETUP Option.
2. Select the CAMERA menu from the MAIN
menu. Navigate using the up and down
arrows on the front panel (or remote
control). Highlight the selection in Green,
and press the ENTER button to enter the
CAMERA Menu.
3. Select the CAMERA TITLE Menu.
Change the settings by navigating with
the UP/DOWN/LEFT and RIGHT arrow
keys.
• CAM # - Indicates the Camera Number
(corresponds to the DIN/BNC
connection port on the back of the
system).
• Covert - Turns the onscreen display of
the Camera ON/OFF. Covert Cameras
continue to record, however the
camera is not displayed onscreen.
This feature is commonly used in
situations where the Monitor is located
in a public area, and a camera should
not be displayed (i.e. Located in a Cash
Count room, or directed at a Cash
Register).
• Title - Sets the name for the individual
camera (0~9, A~Z) up to # characters,
by using the Virtual Keyboard:
Virtual Keyboard - Appears when the
Camera Title change is selected. Navigate
with the arrow keys, and press ENTER to
select a Number or Letter.
z
APPLY - Saves the Title change.
z
PREVIOUS - Moves to the previous
camera in the list
z
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Screen Saver Settings
The screen saver will black the screen during a defined interval.
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU
button on the front panel of the system,
Remote Control or Mouse Menu. Select
the SYSTEM SETUP Option.
2. Select the DISPLAY menu from the MAIN
menu. Navigate using the up and down
arrows on the front panel (or remote
control). Highlight the selection in Green,
and press the ENTER button to enter the
DISPLAY Menu.
3. Select the SCREENSAVER Menu.
Change the settings by navigating with
the UP/DOWN/LEFT and RIGHT arrow
keys. Set the screen saver options:
• Auto Brightness - Sets the length of
time before the Screen brightness is
turned down (up to # minutes).
NOTE: The unit continues to function, and
pressing any key will turn the screen back
on.
• Main Display OFF - Turns the Main
Display Screen ON/OFF/TIMED:
z
z
ON - The Main Display is always ON
OFF - The Main Display is always OFF
• FROM - Used ONLY when the Main Display OFF setting is set to ON. Sets the Start
Time for the monitor to go into Screen Saver mode.
• TO - Used ONLY when the Main Display OFF setting is set to ON. Sets the End Time
for the monitor to exit from Screen Saver mode.
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Backing up your System Configurations
it is recommended to back up your system configurations to a Memory Stick. Configuring your
system to meet your specific needs can be time consuming - having a backup of your settings
will allow you to reset your unit with your personalized settings in the event of an unwanted
change.
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU
button on the front panel of the system,
remote control or mouse menu. Select the
SYSTEM SETUP Option.
2. Select the SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
menu from the MAIN menu. Navigate
using the up and down arrows on the front
panel (or remote control). Highlight the
selection in Green, and press the ENTER
button
to
enter
the
SYSTEM
MANAGEMENT Menu.
3. Navigate to the System Data option - the System
settings can be saved to a USB memory stick:
• Insert the Memory stick into the System and
select the Save option to save settings:
A Success message indicates that the backup
was completed.
z
If the device is not detected, a message will
indicate that No storage device was found.
z
• To load your User Settings, Insert the Memory
stick into the System and select the Load
option to restore settings.
• System Backup is recommended after initial
setup and installation is complete.
NOTE: Make sure to store your USB Memory
stick in a safe place.
TIP: The USB Backup is an effective way to configure multiple systems. Using the backup file,
you can make sure that all systems are configured in the same way at all locations.
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Listen-in Audio - Appendix #6
Listen-in Audio - Appendix #6
There are 4 available DIN camera ports, 8 available BNC camera ports and 4 BNC Audio ports
on the system - how many can be used for Listen-In audio, and how many can be used to record
sound?
How do I enable Listen-In Audio, and how do I set the Listen-in
channel?
Listen-In Audio is the ability to listen to live audio on ONE channel at a time, between channels
1~4. To listen to live audio on a channel:
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU button on the front panel of the system (or
on the Remote Control). Select the SYSTEM SETUP Option.
2. Select the SOUND menu from the MAIN menu.
Navigate using the up and down arrows on the
front panel (or remote control). Highlight the
selection in Green, and press the ENTER button
to enter the SOUND Menu.
3. Select the AUDIO Option. Navigate using
the up and down arrows, and press the
ENTER key to select the AUDIO Option:
• Live Audio - Turns Live System Audio
(from the Audio on the terminal) to ON/
OFF.
• Audio Monitoring Channel - Select
the channel for Listen-in Audio
(Channels 1~4 ONLY).
NOTE: Once the LIVE AUDIO Feature has been
set to ON, the Remote Control can be used to
select the Listen-In Audio Channel. Press the
AUDIO button on the Remote Control to switch
between Channels 1~4.
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Playback Previously Recorded Data? - Appendix #7
Playback Previously Recorded Data? - Appendix #7
Search mode allows you to locate previously
recorded video by Date and Time, or by Event
Type.
• Press the Search Button on the front
panel, Remote Control or mouse menu.
Enter the User Name and Password (if
required).
• Use the Left / Right arrows on the Front
Panel or Remote Control to switch
between the Search By Time and
Search By Event screens.
Search By Time
Searches the system based on date and time.
• Press the Enter button to access the
Calendar (on the left side of the screen)
• Navigate within the calendar using the
Arrow Keys on the front panel or remote
control.
• Once the date has been located, press
the Enter button to accept the date, and
to access the Time Search (on the right
side of the screen).
• Press and Hold the arrow keys to select
the Time (increments of 1 minute).
Pressing the button without holding will
increment 15 minutes.
• Press the Enter button to start the playback.
Press the Return button to stop playback
and return to the Search By Time screen.
Any days highlighted with GREEN
indicate that there is recorded video data.
The Date and Time will be displayed at
the bottom of the screen. A playback icon
will appear indicating that the unit is in
Playback mode.
NOTE: The unit will continue to record data
while in Playback Mode.
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Search By Event
Searches the system based on Event Type (Alarm, Motion, Continuous or System).
• Press the right arrow button on the front
panel or remote control to access the
Search By Event screen.
• Select From and To dates, Events (Alarm,
Continuous, Motion and Other) and
Cameras
• Navigate within the options using the Arrow
Keys on the front panel or remote control.
Press the Enter button to select or deselect
options (Note: Multiple event types can be
selected).
• Navigate to the Start button at the bottom
of the screen and press the Enter button.
A listing of events will be displayed.
• Navigate to an event, and press the Enter button to start the playback. Press the Return
button to stop the playback.and return to the Event Search screen.
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Setting Auto-Recording to OFF - Appendix #8
Setting Auto-Recording to OFF - Appendix #8
The system is set to automatically start recording when powered on. You may wish to change
these settings to better suit your security needs. These settings can be changed for an individual
camera on one time block, or can be set for multiple cameras for multiple time blocks.
Setting An Individual Time Block
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU button
on the front panel of the system, Remote Control
or mouse menu. Select the RECORD MENU
Option.
2. Select the SIMPLE RECORDING MODE menu.
Navigate using the up and down arrows on the
front panel (or remote control). Navigate using
the arrow keys
3. Select the Channel Menu (highlights the area in
PINK).
4. Press the ENTER key to enter the configuration mode.
One time block will be highlighted in GREEN.
5. Navigate to the desired time block and press ENTER.
The selected time block will be highlighted ORANGE.
6. Press Enter once more to access the Configuration
Menu. Select NONE, CONTINUOUS, MOTION or
ALARM by pressing the UP and DOWN arrows. Press
ENTER again to accept the change.
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Setting Multiple Time Blocks
1. Enter MENU mode by pressing the MENU button
on the front panel of the system, remote control
or mouse menu. Select the RECORD MENU
Option.
2. Select the SIMPLE RECORDING MODE menu.
Navigate using the up and down arrows on the
front panel (or remote control). Navigate using
the arrow keys
3. Select the Channel Menu (highlights the area in
PINK).
4. Press the ENTER key to enter the configuration mode.
One time block will be highlighted in GREEN.
5. Navigate to the desired time block and press
ENTER. The selected time block will be
highlighted ORANGE. Press the UP, DOWN,
LEFT and RIGHT Arrow keys to highlight
multiple time blocks.
6. Press Enter once more to access the Configuration Menu.
Select NONE, CONTINUOUS, MOTION or ALARM by
pressing the UP and DOWN arrows. Press ENTER again
to accept the change.
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Setting up Motion Recording - Appendix #9
Setting up Motion Recording - Appendix #9
The system is set to automatically start recording when powered on in Continuous Mode. You
may wish to change these settings to better suit your security needs by having the cameras start
recording when MOTION is detected. These settings can be changed for an individual cameras
on one time block, or can be set for multiple cameras for multiple time blocks.
1.Press the Setup button on the front panel of the unit -or- Press the Setup button on the Remote
Control -or- Right Click and select SETUP.
2.Highlight the Record Menu and press the Enter button.
3.Select the Continuous/ Motion
Setup Menu.
4.Select the Schedule Menu.
5.Select all desired Time Blocks. Once the blocks have
been selected, an options box will appear. Set the
selected time blocks to MOTION.
6. Press the Return Button or click the X to close the
window.
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7. The Schedule Window will be
displayed, with the Motion Time
blocks displayed as highlighted
boxes.
8. Press the Return Button several
times to exit the Recording Menus.
Remember to SAVE YOUR
CHANGES!
To check if the unit is recording in Motion, all channels should have a green box on the top right
hand corner. When motion is picked up it will change to a red box with a yellow M.
Continuous & Motion
This system has an Advanced Recording Feature where BOTH Continuous and Motion can be
set to ON at the same time:
• The system will record continuously, but when motion
is detected the system will display a M recording type
on the relevant channel.
• The event will be logged as Motion in the system
archive.
• This is useful in situations where you want to have
continuous recording, but wish to have Motion
detected for easier event searching.
• In addition, an e-mail notification can be sent when
Motion has been detected.
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Motion Area Setup
• Select the Motion Sensor Menu:
Use the System menu to configure the
Motion Detection areas.
Setting the motion detection areas are
useful to mask in specific areas (i.e. Doors
or Windows), so when movement is
detected in these areas the System
Recording will begin.
The Motion Mask area can also be set to
remove certain areas which you do not want
to have detect motion, such as a heavy
traffic area, or a piece of machinery which is
in continuous motion.
To change the Motion Detection Area:
• Select the SYSTEM SETUP option to
configure the menu options.
• Click on the AREA SETUP for the
desired Camera.
• Use the Mouse to select or deselect
areas for motion detection
Selected Areas are shaded in BLUE.
• Select the Camera Setup option:
Deselected Areas are shaded in GREY.
• Press the Return Button, or Right Click
to exit. Select to Save Changes & Exit.
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Using the Storage Calculator - Appendix #10
Using the Storage Calculator - Appendix #10
The Storage Calculator application is used to calculate the amount of recording
time available on your Hard Drive, based on the System Recording Settings. This
application is located on the Software Installation CD (provided with your System)
1. Select the settings to reflect
the options you have chosen on
your System:
CH1~CH8 - Select the channels
to include in the Recording
Calculation
Resolution - Set the recording
Resolution to CIF (352x240),
2CIF (704x240) or D1 (704x480)
Quality - Set the recording
Quality to Low, Standard, High or
Highest.
FPS - Set the Frames Per
Second for the recording to 1, 2,
4, 8, 15 or 30 FPS.
AUDIO - Set the Audio
Recording selection to ON or
OFF (if audio is being recorded
on the system).
HDD Size - Select the size of the
System Hard Drive (160 GB
installed HDD is included with
this System).
Main Screen - The Software loads with the following
defaults selected. Use the dropdown selections to
change the options to reflect your System settings.
2. Press the CALCULATE
button. The Software will use all
configurations to provide
recording data specific to your
System.
Example of Recording Time Calculations
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Hard Drive Replacement - Appendix #11
Hard Drive Replacement - Appendix #11
The System comes with a pre-installed Hard Drive, however the unit will work with a replacement
single Hard Drive (up to 750GB).
NOTE: Make sure that the System is OFF and the power cable has been disconnected before
changing the Hard Drive.
Setting the New Drive to Master
• Refer to the General Jumper Pin Setting on HDD Surface (generally located on a sticker on
the top of the drive).
• Set the Jumper Pin Set to Master (1 Drive).
Connecting the SATA Cable
• Confirm the SATA Cable is securely connected within the System.
• Connect the SATA Data Cable to the Drive
• Connect the SATA Power Cable to the Drive.
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Hard Drive Replacement - Appendix #11
New Hard Drive Format
The New Hard Drive MUST be formatted.
If a new HARD DRIVE is detected, the
system will prompt you to FORMAT the
drive. If you do not choose to format the
HARD DRIVE, the drive will not be
detected by the system.
If you choose to FORMAT a drive in this
way, the drive will no longer be readable by
a regular PC without using the HARD
DRIVE VIEWER software included on the
CD provided with this unit.
NOTE: Do NOT turn off the System while the drive is formatting. This can cause problems with
the Hard Drive.
The installation video is included with the Hard Drive that was pre installed with the System. If
you change the hard drive, the installation video will not longer work. You can view the
Installation Video using the included Software CD, or online at http://www.lorexcctv.com/support
in the Installation Guide section.
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Connecting a Spot-Out Monitor - Appendix #12
Connecting a Spot-Out Monitor - Appendix #12
A connection to a Spot-Out Monitor (not included with the System) can be made through the
SPOT OUT Port on the back of the System.
• SPOT OUT - Displays Cameras in Sequence mode, regardless of the display on the DVR
(i.e Camera Views, Menus, Playback, etc.) to a TV or VCR.
• Configure the Spot Out settings using the System Menu controls (when in DVR Mode).
This feature is used for situations in which you want to have the system in a back room while still
displaying images to the public eye, for theft deterrence or advertising purposes.
SYSTEM
SPOT OUT MONITOR
(Not Included)
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Connecting Motion / Alarm Device - Appendix #13
Connecting Motion / Alarm Device - Appendix #13
Motion detection and Alarm controls are enabled through the Menu system on the System.
Additional motion sensor devices can be connected to the system (Motion Sensors, Door/
Window Sensors).
A motion detection or sensor unit can be used to send a signal to the System to begin camera
viewing on the matching Video Channel (when enabled in the Menu).
• Example: A Window sensor unit has been installed on Alarm Block port #4. When this sensor
is activated, the camera on DIN or BNC VIDEO port #4 will become active (if enabled in the
MENU on the System)
Installing a Sensor
1. Connect the GROUND Cable to the GND port on the Alarm Block on the System
2. Connect the SIGNAL Cable to a numbered port (1-8)
To start ALARM RECORDING on the System, configure the System Menu.
SYSTEM
SENSOR
(Not Included)
1-4 / 5-8: Alarm input terminals
receive a signal from a device (i.e.
Door or Window Sensor).
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Ground
NO / NC: Alarm Output Terminals
send a signal to another device
when an alarm input is detected.
Connecting PTZ Cameras - Appendix #14
Connecting PTZ Cameras - Appendix #14
PTZ Cameras (not included with this system) can be connected to the PTZ Control Block on the
back panel of the System. The PTZ Controls are enabled through the Menu system on the
System. Additional PTZ Cameras are available at http://www.lorexcctv.com
Installing a PTZ (RS-485 Type) PTZ Camera:
1. Connect the Transmit Cable to the D+ port on the PTZ Control Block on the System.
2. Connect the Receive Cable to the D- port on the PTZ Control Block on the System.
3. Connect the Camera to a BNC Channel.
4. Configure PTZ Menu options. The PTZ Camera Settings will depend on the Type of Camera refer to the specific Camera Manual for your brand and model of PTZ Camera.
Installing a PTZ (RS-232 Type) PTZ Camera:
1. Connect the Transmit Cable to the TX port on the RS-232 Block on the System.
2. Connect the Receive Cable to the RX port on the RS-232 Block on the System.
3. Connect the Camera to a BNC Channel.
4. Configure PTZ Menu options. The PTZ Camera Settings will depend on the Type of Camera refer to the specific Camera Manual for your brand and model of PTZ Camera.
SYSTEM
PTZ CAMERA
(Not Included)
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Full Connectivity Diagram - Appendix #15
Full Connectivity Diagram - Appendix #15
The following diagram outlines a general set of connections available with the System.
PC for Remote Access
(Not Included)
ROUTER
(Not Included)
PC
(Connect to VGA,
Not Included)
DVD PLAYER
Not Included)
SYSTEM
SPEAKERS
DIN
CAMERAS
BNC
CAMERAS
SENSOR
(Not Included)
SLAVE / SPOT OUT MONITOR
(Not Included)
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Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
The following accessories are available to add to your existing system:
TO ORDER THESE ITEMS, AND FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF AVAILABLE PRODUCTS,
PLEASE VISIT US ON THE WEB AT HTTP://WWW.LOREXCCTV.COM
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