Underwriters Laboratories DS-2CD2112-I User manual

Network Camera
User Manual
V4.0.8
Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
http://www.hikvision.com
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This manual is applied to the following camera models:
Type
Bullet
Camera III
Bullet
Camera IV
Model
DS-2CD2012-I
DS-2CD2212-I, DS-2CD2232-I
Dome
camera V
DS-2CD2312-I, DS-2CD2332-I
Dome
camera VI
DS-2CD2112-I, DS-2CD2132-I
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Thank you for purchasing our product. If there are any questions, or requests, please
do not hesitate to contact the dealer.
This manual applies to Network Camera.
This manual may contain several technical incorrect places or printing errors, and the
content is subject to change without notice. The updates will be added to the new
version of this manual. We will readily improve or update the products or procedures
described in the manual.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
“Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (“UL”) has not tested the performance or reliability
of the security or signaling aspects of this product. UL has only tested for fire, shock
or casualty hazards as outlined in UL’s Standard(s) for Safety, UL60950-1. UL
Certification does not cover the performance or reliability of the security or signaling
aspects of this product. UL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR
CERTIFICATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE OR RELIABILITY OF
ANY SECURITY OR SIGNALING RELATED FUNCTIONS OF THIS PRODUCT.”
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Regulatory Information
FCC Information
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are
marked with "CE" and comply therefore with the applicable
harmonized European standards listed under the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC, the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
2002/96/EC (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol cannot
be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union.
For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier upon
the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at
designated collection points. For more information see: www.recyclethis.info.
2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. See the product documentation for specific battery information.
The battery is marked with this symbol, which may include lettering to
indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling, return the
battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info.
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Safety Instruction
These instructions are intended to ensure that the user can use the product correctly
to avoid danger or property loss.
The precaution measure is divided into ‘Warnings’ and ‘Cautions’:
Warnings: Serious injury or death may be caused if any of these warnings are
neglected.
Cautions: Injury or equipment damage may be caused if any of these cautions are
neglected.
Warnings Follow these safeguards to Cautions Follow these precautions to
prevent serious injury or death.
prevent potential injury or material
damage.
Warnings:
 Please adopt the power adapter which can meet the safety extra low voltage
(SELV) standard. And source with DC 12V or AC 24V (depending on models)
according to the IEC60950-1 and Limited Power Source standard.
 If the product does not work properly, please contact your dealer or the nearest
service center. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. (We shall not
assume any responsibility for problems caused by unauthorized repair or
maintenance.)
 To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
 This installation should be made by a qualified service person and should
conform to all the local codes.
 Please install blackouts equipment into the power supply circuit for convenient
supply interruption.
 Please make sure that the ceiling can support more than 50(N) Newton gravities
if the camera is fixed to the ceiling.
 If the product does not work properly, please contact your dealer or the nearest
service center. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. (We shall not
assume any responsibility for problems caused by unauthorized repair or
maintenance.)
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Cautions:

Make sure the power supply voltage is correct before using the camera.

Do not drop the camera or subject it to physical shock.

Do not touch sensor modules with fingers. If cleaning is necessary, use a clean
cloth with a bit of ethanol and wipe it gently. If the camera will not be used for
an extended period of time, put on the lens cap to protect the sensor from dirt.

Do not aim the camera lens at the strong light such as sun or incandescent lamp.
The strong light can cause fatal damage to the camera.

The sensor may be burned out by a laser beam, so when any laser equipment is
being used, make sure that the surface of the sensor not be exposed to the laser
beam.

Do not place the camera in extremely hot, cold temperatures (the operating
temperature should be between -10°C ~ 60°C), dusty or damp environment, and
do not expose it to high electromagnetic radiation.

To avoid heat accumulation, good ventilation is required for a proper operating
environment.

Keep out of water and any liquid.

While shipping, the camera should be packed in its original packing.

Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion.
Please use the manufacturer recommended battery type.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1
SYSTEM REQUIREMENT .............................................................................................. 8
CHAPTER 2
NETWORK CONNECTION ............................................................................................ 9
2.1
SETTING THE NETWORK CAMERA OVER THE LAN ................................................................................ 9
2.1.1
Wiring over the LAN ............................................................................................................ 9
2.1.2
Detecting and Changing the IP Address ............................................................................. 10
2.2
SETTING THE NETWORK CAMERA OVER THE WAN ............................................................................ 11
2.2.1
Static IP Connection ........................................................................................................... 11
2.2.2
Dynamic IP Connection ...................................................................................................... 12
CHAPTER 3
ACCESS TO THE NETWORK CAMERA ......................................................................... 14
3.1
ACCESSING BY WEB BROWSERS ..................................................................................................... 14
3.2
ACCESSING BY CLIENT SOFTWARE ................................................................................................... 16
3.2.1
Installing iVMS-4200 Software ........................................................................................... 16
3.2.2
Installing iVMS-4500 Software ........................................................................................... 17
CHAPTER 4
LIVE VIEW ................................................................................................................ 18
4.1
LIVE VIEW PAGE ......................................................................................................................... 18
4.2
STARTING LIVE VIEW ................................................................................................................... 19
4.3
RECORDING AND CAPTURING PICTURES MANUALLY ........................................................................... 20
4.4
OPERATING PTZ CONTROL ........................................................................................................... 20
4.4.1
PTZ Control Panel............................................................................................................... 21
4.4.2
Setting / Calling a Preset .................................................................................................... 21
4.5
CONFIGURING LIVE VIEW PARAMETERS ........................................................................................... 22
CHAPTER 5
NETWORK CAMERA CONFIGURATION ...................................................................... 24
5.1
CONFIGURING LOCAL PARAMETERS ................................................................................................ 24
5.2
CONFIGURING TIME SETTINGS ....................................................................................................... 25
5.3
CONFIGURING NETWORK SETTINGS ................................................................................................ 27
5.3.1
Configuring TCP/IP Settings ............................................................................................... 27
5.3.2
Configuring Port Settings ................................................................................................... 28
5.3.3
Configuring PPPoE Settings ................................................................................................ 29
5.3.4
Configuring DDNS Settings................................................................................................. 29
5.3.5
Configuring SNMP Settings ................................................................................................ 31
5.3.6
Configuring 802.1X Settings ............................................................................................... 33
5.3.7
Configuring QoS Settings ................................................................................................... 33
5.3.8
Configuring FTP Settings .................................................................................................... 34
5.3.9
Configuring UPnP Settings ................................................................................................. 35
5.4
CONFIGURING VIDEO AND AUDIO SETTINGS ..................................................................................... 35
5.4.1
Configuring Video Settings ................................................................................................ 35
5.4.2
Configuring Audio Settings ................................................................................................ 37
5.5
5.5.1
CONFIGURING IMAGE PARAMETERS ................................................................................................ 37
Configuring Display Settings .............................................................................................. 37
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5.5.2
Configuring OSD Settings ................................................................................................... 39
5.5.3
Configuring Text Overlay Settings ...................................................................................... 40
5.5.4
Configuring Privacy Mask .................................................................................................. 41
5.6
CONFIGURING AND HANDLING ALARMS .......................................................................................... 42
5.6.1
Configuring Motion Detection ........................................................................................... 42
5.6.2
Configuring Tamper-proof Alarm ....................................................................................... 45
5.6.3
Configuring Video Loss Alarm ............................................................................................ 47
5.6.4
Configuring External Alarm Input ...................................................................................... 48
5.6.5
Configuring Alarm Output ................................................................................................. 49
5.6.6
Handling Exception ............................................................................................................ 50
5.6.7
Configuring Email Settings ................................................................................................. 51
5.6.8
Configuring Snapshot Settings ........................................................................................... 52
CHAPTER 6
STORAGE SETTINGS .................................................................................................. 53
6.1
CONFIGURING NAS SETTINGS ....................................................................................................... 54
6.2
CONFIGURING RECORDING SCHEDULE ............................................................................................. 55
CHAPTER 7
PLAYBACK ................................................................................................................ 59
CHAPTER 8
LOG SEARCHING ....................................................................................................... 61
CHAPTER 9
OTHERS .................................................................................................................... 62
9.1
MANAGING USER ACCOUNTS........................................................................................................ 62
9.2
CONFIGURING RTSP AUTHENTICATION ........................................................................................... 64
9.3
VIEWING DEVICE INFORMATION .................................................................................................... 64
9.4
MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................................... 65
9.4.1
Rebooting the Camera ....................................................................................................... 65
9.4.2
Restoring Default Settings ................................................................................................. 65
9.4.3
Importing/Exporting Configuration File ............................................................................ 66
9.4.4
Upgrading the System ........................................................................................................ 66
9.5
RS-232 SETTINGS ...................................................................................................................... 67
9.6
RS-485 SETTINGS ...................................................................................................................... 68
APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................ 68
APPENDIX 1 SADP SOFTWARE INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 68
APPENDIX 2 PORT MAPPING ..................................................................................................................... 71
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Chapter 1 System Requirement
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and above version / Vista / Win7 /
Server 2003 / Server 2008 32bits
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 1G or higher
Display: 1024×768 resolution or higher
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 and above version, Apple Safari 5.02 and above
version, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and above version and Google Chrome8 and above
versions.
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Chapter 2 Network Connection
Before you start:
 If you want to set the network camera via a LAN (Local Area Network), please
refer to Section 2.1 Setting the Network Camera over the LAN.
 If you want to set the network camera via a WAN (Wide Area Network), please
refer to Section 2.2 Setting the Network Camera over the WAN.
2.1 Setting the Network Camera over the LAN
Purpose:
To view and configure the camera via a LAN, you need to connect the network
camera in the same subnet with your computer, and install the SADP or iVMS-4200
software to search and change the IP of the network camera.
Note: For the detailed introduction of SADP, please refer to Appendix 1.
2.1.1 Wiring over the LAN
The following figures show the two ways of cable connection of a network camera
and a computer:
Purpose:
 To test the network camera, you can directly connect the network camera to the
computer with a network cable as shown in Figure 2-1.
 Refer to the Figure 2-2 to set the network camera over the LAN via a switch or a
router.
Figure 2-1 Connecting Directly
Figure 2-2 Connecting via a Switch or a Router
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2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address
You need the IP address to visit the network camera.
Steps:
1. To get the IP address, you can choose either of the following methods:

Use SADP, a software tool which can automatically detect the online
network cameras in the LAN and list the device information including IP
address, subnet mask, port number, device serial number, device version,
etc., shown in Figure 2-3.

Use the client software to list the online devices. Please refer to the user
manual of client software for detailed information.
2. Change the IP address and subnet mask to the same subnet as that of your
computer.
3. Enter the IP address of network camera in the address field of the web browser
to view the live video.
Notes:
 The default IP address is 192.0.0.64 and the port number is 8000. The default
user name is admin, and password is 12345.
 For accessing the network camera from different subnets, please set the gateway
for the network camera after you logged in. For detailed information, please
refer to Section 5.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings.
Figure 2-3 SADP Interface
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2.2 Setting the Network Camera over the WAN
Purpose:
This section explains how to connect the network camera to the WAN with a static IP
or a dynamic IP.
2.2.1 Static IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a static IP from an ISP (Internet Service Provider). With the static IP
address, you can connect the network camera via a router or connect it to the WAN
directly.
 Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. Assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer to Section 2.1.2
Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed IP address configuration of
the camera.
3. Save the static IP in the router.
4. Set port mapping, E.g., 80, 8000, 8200 and 554 ports. The steps for port mapping
vary depending on different routers. Please call the router manufacturer for
assistance with port mapping.
Note: Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Visit the network camera through a web browser or the client software over the
internet.
Figure 2-4 Accessing the Camera through Router with Static IP
 Connecting the network camera with static IP directly
You can also save the static IP in the camera and directly connect it to the internet
without using a router. Refer to Section 2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address
for detailed IP address configuration of the camera.
Figure 2-5 Accessing the Camera with Static IP Directly
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2.2.2 Dynamic IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a dynamic IP from an ISP. With the dynamic IP address, you can connect
the network camera to a modem or a router.
 Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. In the camera, assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer
to Section 2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed LAN
configuration.
3. In the router, set the PPPoE user name, password and confirm the password.
4. Set port mapping. E.g. 80, 8000, 8200 and 554 ports. The steps for port mapping
vary depending on different routers. Please call the router manufacturer for
assistance with port mapping.
Note: Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
6. Configure the DDNS settings in the setting interface of the router.
7. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.
 Connecting the network camera via a modem
Purpose:
This camera supports the PPPoE auto dial-up function. The camera gets a public IP
address by ADSL dial-up after the camera is connected to a modem. You need to
configure the PPPoE parameters of the network camera. Refer to Section 5.3.3
Configuring PPPoE Settings for detailed configuration.
Figure 2-6 Accessing the Camera with Dynamic IP
Note: The obtained IP address is dynamically assigned via PPPoE, so the IP address
always changes after rebooting the camera. To solve the inconvenience of the
dynamic IP, you need to get a domain name from the DDNS provider (E.g.
DynDns.com). Please follow below steps for normal domain name resolution and
private domain name resolution to solve the problem.

Normal Domain Name Resolution
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Figure 2-7 Normal Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
2. Configure the DDNS settings in the DDNS Settings interface of the network
camera. Refer to Section 5.3.4 Configuring DDNS Settings for detailed
configuration.
3. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.

Private Domain Name Resolution
Figure 2-8 Private Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Install and run the IP Server software in a computer with a static IP.
2. Access the network camera through the LAN with a web browser or the client
software.
3. Enable DDNS and select IP Server as the protocol type. Refer to Section 5.3.4
Configuring DDNS Settings for detailed configuration.
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Chapter 3 Access to the Network
Camera
3.1 Accessing by Web Browsers
Steps:
1. Open the web browser.
2. In the address field, input the IP address of the network camera, e.g., 192.0.0.64
and press the Enter key to enter the login interface.
3. Input the user name and password and click
.
Note: The default user name is admin, password is 12345.
Figure 3-1 Login Interface
4. Install the plug-in before viewing the live video and operating the camera.
Please follow the installation prompts to install the plug-in.
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Figure 3-2 Download and Install Plug-in
Figure 3-3 Install Plug-in (1)
Figure 3-4 Install Plug-in (2)
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Figure 3-5 Install Plug-in (3)
Note: You may have to close the web browser to install the plug-in. Please reopen
the web browser and log in again after installing the plug-in.
3.2 Accessing by Client Software
3.2.1 Installing iVMS-4200 Software
The product CD contains the iVMS-4200 client software. You can view the live video
and manage the camera with the client software. You can also download the
software from our website www.hikvision.com.
Follow the installation prompts to install the client software and WinPcap. The
control panel and live view interface of iVMS-4200 are shown as bellow.
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Figure 3-6 iVMS-4200 Control Panel
Figure 3-7 iVMS-4200 Live View Interface
Note: For detailed information about iVMS-4200 client software, please refer to the
user manual of the iVMS-4200 software.
3.2.2 Installing iVMS-4500 Software
To view the camera with a mobile phone, install the iVMS-4500 client software in
your mobile phone. You can find the software in the CD in the package, and you can
also download the software from our website www.hikvision.com.
Note: For detailed information about iVMS-4500 client software, please refer to the
user manual of iVMS-4500 software.
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Chapter 4 Live View
4.1 Live View Page
Purpose:
The live video page allows you to view live video, capture images, realize PTZ control,
set/call presets and configure video parameters.
Log in the network camera to enter the live view page, or you can click
on the menu bar of the main page to enter the live view page.
Descriptions of the live view page:
Menu Bar
Live View Parameters
PTZ control
Preset setting/calling
Live view window
Toolbar
Figure 4-1 Live View Page
Menu Bar:
Click each tab to enter Live View, Playback, Log and Configuration page respectively.
Live View Window:
Display the live video.
Toolbar:
Operations on the live view page, e.g., live view, capture, record, audio on/off,
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two-way audio, etc.
PTZ Control:
Panning, tilting and zooming actions of the camera and the lighter and wiper control
(if it supports PTZ function or an external pan/tilt unit has been installed).
Preset Setting/Calling:
Set and call the preset for the camera (if supports PTZ function or an external
pan/tilt unit has been installed).
Live View Parameters:
Configure the image size and stream type of the live video.
4.2 Starting Live View
In the live view window as shown in Figure 4-2, click
on the toolbar to start the
live view of the camera.
Figure 4-2 Start Live View
Table 4-1 Descriptions of the Toolbar
Icon
/
Description
Start/Stop live view
Manually capture the pictures displayed in live view and then
save it as a JPEG file.
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Icon
/
Description
Manually start/stop recording.
Audio on and adjust volume /Mute
/
Turn on/off microphone
/
Note: Before using the two-way audio function or recording with audio, please set
the Stream Type to Video & Audio referring to Section 5.4.
Full-screen Mode
You can double-click on the live video to switch the current live view into full-screen
or return to normal mode from the full-screen.
Please refer to the following sections for more information:
 Configuring remote recording in Section 6.2 Configuring Recording Schedule.
 Setting the image quality of the live video in Section 5.1 Configuring Local
Parameters and Section 5.4.1 Configuring Video Settings.
 Setting the OSD text on live video in Section 5.5.2 Configuring OSD Settings.
4.3 Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually
In the live view interface, click
click
on the toolbar to capture the live pictures or
to record the live video. The local saving paths of the captured pictures
and clips can be set on the Configuration > Local Configuration page. To configure
remote scheduled recording, please refer to Section 6.2.
Note: The captured image will be saved as a JPEG file in your computer.
4.4 Operating PTZ Control
Purpose:
In the live view interface, you can use the PTZ control buttons to realize
pan/tilt/zoom control of the camera.
Before you start:
To realize PTZ control, the camera connected to the network must support the PTZ
function or a pan/tilt unit has been installed to the camera. Please properly set the
PTZ parameters on RS-485 Settings page referring to Section 9.6 RS-485 Settings.
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4.4.1 PTZ Control Panel
On the live view page, click
to show the PTZ control panel or click
to
hide it.
Click the direction buttons to control the pan/tilt movements.
Figure 4-3 PTZ Control Panel
Click the zoom/iris/focus buttons to realize lens control.
Notes:

There are 8 direction arrows ( ,

window when you click and drag the mouse in the relative positions.
For the cameras which support lens movements only, the direction buttons are
invalid.
,
,
,
,
,
,
) in the live view
Table 4-2 Descriptions of PTZ Control Panel
Button
Description
Zoom in/out
Focus near/far
Iris open/close
Light on/off
Wiper on/off
One-touch focus
Initialize lens
Adjust speed of pan/tilt movements
4.4.2 Setting / Calling a Preset
 Setting a Preset:
1. In the PTZ control panel, select a preset number from the preset list.
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Figure 4-4 Setting a Preset
2. Use the PTZ control buttons to move the lens to the desired position.
• Pan the camera to the right or left.
• Tilt the camera up or down.
• Zoom in or out.
• Refocus the lens.
3. Click
to finish the setting of the current preset.
4. You can click
to delete the preset.
Note: You can configure up to 128 presets.
 Calling a Preset:
This feature enables the camera to point to a specified preset scene manually or
when an event takes place.
For the defined preset, you can call it at any time to the desired preset scene.
In the PTZ control panel, select a defined preset from the list and click
to call the
preset.
Figure 4-5 Calling a Preset
4.5 Configuring Live View Parameters
Purpose:
You can select the stream type and adjust the image size on the live view page.
 Click
or
tab under the menu bar of the live view
interface to select the stream type as main stream or sub-stream for live viewing.
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 Click each tab
to set the image size to 4:3, 16:9, original or
auto.
Note: Please refer to Section 5.4.1 Configuring Video Settings for more detailed
settings about video parameters.
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Chapter 5 Network Camera
Configuration
5.1 Configuring Local Parameters
Note: The local configuration refers to the parameters of the live view and other
operations using the web browser.
Steps:
1. Enter the Local Configuration interface:
Configuration > Local Configuration
Figure 5-1 Local Configuration Interface
2. Configure the following settings:
 Live View Parameters: Set the protocol type, stream type, image size and live
view performance.
 Protocol Type: TCP, UDP, MULTICAST and HTTP are selectable.
TCP: Ensures complete delivery of streaming data and better video quality,
yet the real-time transmission will be affected.
UDP: Provides real-time audio and video streams.
HTTP: Allows the same quality as of TCP without setting specific ports for
streaming under some network environments.
MULTICAST: It’s recommended to select MCAST type when using the
Multicast function. For detailed information about Multicast, refer to Section
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6.3.1 TCP/IP Settings.
 Live View Performance: Set the live view performance to Least Delay,
Balanced or Best Fluency.
 Record File Settings: Set the saving path of the recorded video files.
 Record File Size: Select the packed size of the manually recorded and
downloaded video files to 256M, 512M or 1G.
 Save record files to: Set the saving path for the manually recorded video files.
 Save downloaded files to: Set the saving path for the downloaded video files
in playback mode.
 Picture and Clip Settings: Set the saving paths of the captured pictures and
clipped video files.
 Save snapshots in live view to: Set the saving path of the manually captured
pictures in live view mode.
 Save snapshots when playback to: Set the saving path of the captured
pictures in playback mode.
 Save clips to: Set the saving path of the clipped video files in playback mode.
Note: You can click
to change the directory for saving the clips and
pictures.
3. Click
to save the settings.
5.2 Configuring Time Settings
Purpose:
You can follow the instructions in this section to configure the time synchronization
and DST settings.
Steps:
1. Enter the Time Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > System > Time Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > System > Time Settings
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Figure 5-2 Time Settings

Select the Time Zone.(Optional)
Select the Time Zone when you change your location of the camera.
Figure 5-3 Time Zone Settings


(1)
(2)
Configure the time synchronization by NTP Server or manually.
Configuring Time Synchronization by NTP Server.
Check the checkbox to enable the NTP function.
Configure the following settings:
Server Address: IP address of NTP server.
NTP Port: Port of NTP server.
Interval: The time interval between the two synchronizing actions with NTP
server.
Figure 5-4 Time Sync by NTP Server
Note: If the camera is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP server
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that has a time synchronization function, such as the server at the National Time
Center (IP Address: 210.72.145.44). If the camera is set in a customized network, NTP
software can be used to establish a NTP server for time synchronization.
 Configuring Time Synchronization Manually
Enable the Manual Time Sync function and then click
to set the system time
from the pop-up calendar.
Note: You can also check the Sync with local time checkbox to synchronize the time
of the camera with the time of your computer.
Figure 5-5 Time Sync Manually

Check
to enable the DST function and Set the date of the DST
period. (Optional, configure if necessary.)
Figure 5-6 DST Settings
2.
Click
to save the settings.
5.3 Configuring Network Settings
5.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings
Purpose:
TCP/IP settings must be properly configured before you operate the camera over
network.
Steps:
1. Enter TCP/IP Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
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Figure 5-7 TCP/IP Settings
2. Configure the NIC settings, including the NIC Type, IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet
Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway, MTU settings and Multicast Address.
Notes:
 The valid value range of MTU is 500 ~ 1500.
 The Multicast sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple
clients to acquire the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the
multicast group address. Before utilizing this function, you have to enable the
Multicast function of your router.
3. If the DHCP server is available, you can check
to automatically obtain an
IP address and other network settings from that server.
4. If the DNS server settings are required for some applications (e.g., sending email),
you should properly configure the Preferred DNS Server.
Figure 5-8 DNS Server Settings
5. Click
to save the above settings.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.2 Configuring Port Settings
Purpose:
You can set the port No. of the camera, e.g. HTTP port, RTSP port and HTTPS port.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Port Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > Port
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > Port
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Figure 5-9 Port Settings
2. Set the HTTP port, RTSP port and HTTPS port of the camera.
HTTP Port: The default port number is 80.
RTSP Port: The default port number is 554.
HTTPS Port: The default port number is 443.
3. Click
to save the settings.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.3 Configuring PPPoE Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the PPPoE Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > PPPoE
Figure 5-10 PPPoE Settings
2. Check the Enable PPPoE checkbox to enable this feature.
3. Enter User Name, Password, and Confirm password for PPPoE access.
Note: The User Name and Password should be assigned by your ISP.
4. Click
to save and exit the interface.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.4 Configuring DDNS Settings
Purpose:
If your camera is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you can use the
Dynamic DNS (DDNS) for network access.
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Before you start:
Registration on the DDNS server is required before configuring the DDNS settings of
the camera.
Steps:
1. Enter the DDNS Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > DDNS
Figure 5-11 DDNS Settings
2. Check the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable this feature.
3. Select DDNS Type. Three DDNS types are selectable: HiDDNS, IPServer and
DynDNS.
 DynDNS:
Steps:
(1) Enter Server Address of DynDNS (e.g. members.dyndns.org).
(2) In the Domain text field, enter the domain name obtained from the DynDNS
website.
(3) Enter the Port of DynDNS server.
(4) Enter the User Name and Password registered on the DynDNS website.
(5) Click
to save the settings.
Figure 5-12 DynDNS Settings
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
IP Server:
Steps:
(1) Enter the Server Address of the IP Server.
(2) Click
to save the settings.
Note: For the IP Server, You have to apply a static IP, subnet mask, gateway and
preferred DNS from the ISP. The Server Address should be entered with the
static IP address of the computer that runs the IP Server software.
Figure 5-13 IPServer Settings

HKDDNS
Steps:
(1) Choose the DDNS Type as HKDDNS.
(2) Enter the Server Address www.hik-online.com
(3) Enter the Domain name of the camera. The domain is the same with the
device alias in the HKDDNS server.
(4) Click
to save the new settings.
Note: It will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.5 Configuring SNMP Settings
Purpose:
You can use SNMP to get camera status, parameters and alarm related information.
Before you start:
Before setting the SNMP, please download the SNMP software and manage to
receive the camera information via SNMP port. By setting the Trap Address, the
camera can send the alarm event and exception messages to the surveillance center.
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Note: The SNMP version you select should be the same as that of the SNMP
software.
Steps:
1. Enter the SNMP Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > SNMP
Figure 5-14 SNMP Settings
2. Check the corresponding version checkbox (
,
,
) to enable the feature.
3. Configure the SNMP settings.
Note: The settings of the SNMP software should be the same as the settings you
configure here.
4. Click
to save and finish the settings.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
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5.3.6 Configuring 802.1X Settings
Purpose:
The IEEE 802.1X standard is supported by the network cameras, and when the
feature is enabled, the camera data is secured and user authentication is needed
when connecting the camera to the network.
Before you start:
The switch or router to which the camera is connected must also support the IEEE
802.1X standard and a server must be configured. Please apply and register a user
name and password for 802.1X in the server.
Steps:
1.
Enter the 802.1X Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > 802.1X
Figure 5-15 802.1X Settings
2. Check the Enable IEEE 802.1X checkbox to enable the feature.
3. Configure the 802.1X settings, including EAPOL version, user name and
password.
Note: The EAPOL version must be identical with that of the router or the switch.
4. Enter the user name and password to access the server.
5. Click
to finish the settings.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.7 Configuring QoS Settings
Purpose:
QoS (Quality of Service) can help solve the network delay and network congestion by
configuring the priority of data sending.
Steps:
1.
Enter the QoS Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > QoS
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Figure 5-16 QoS Settings
2. Configure the QoS settings, including video / audio DSCP, event / alarm DSCP and
Management DSCP.
The valid value range of the DSCP is 0-63. The bigger the DSCP value is the higher
the priority is.
3. Click
to save the settings.
Note: it will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings
Purpose:
The captured pictures of the camera can be uploaded to FTP server.
Steps:
1.
Enter the FTP Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > FTP
Figure 5-17 FTP Settings
2. Configure the FTP settings, including server address, port, user name, password,
directory and upload type.
Directory: In the Directory Structure field, you can select the root directory,
parent directory and child directory. When the parent directory is selected, you
have the option to use the Device Name, Device Number or Device IP for the
name of the directory; and when the Child Directory is selected, you can use the
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Camera Name or Camera No. as the name of the directory.
Upload type: To enable uploading the captured picture to the FTP server.
3. Click
to save the settings.
Notes: If you want to upload the captured pictures to FTP server, you have to
enable the continuous snapshot or event-triggered snapshot on Snapshot page.
For detailed information, please refer to the Section 6.6.8.
It will ask for a reboot for the settings to take effect.
5.3.9 Configuring UPnP Settings
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a networking architecture that provides
compatibility among networking equipment, software and other hardware devices.
The UPnP protocol allows devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify the
implementation of networks in the home and corporate environments.
With the function enabled, you don’t need to configure the port mapping for each
port, and the camera is connected to the Wide Area Network via the router.
Steps:
1. Enter the UPnP settings interface.
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > UPnP
2. Click on the arrow button and choose to enable or disable the UPnP function.
Figure 5-18 Configure UPnP Settings
3. Click
to save the settings.
5.4 Configuring Video and Audio Settings
5.4.1 Configuring Video Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Video Settings interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
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Figure 5-19 Configure Video Settings
2. Select the Stream Type of the camera to main stream (normal) or sub-stream.
The main stream is usually for recording and live viewing with good bandwidth,
and the sub-stream can be used for live viewing when the bandwidth is limited.
Refer to the Section 6.1 Configuring Local Parameters for switching the main
stream and sub-stream for live viewing.
3. You can customize the following parameters for the selected main stream or
sub-stream:
Video Type:
Select the stream type to video stream, or video & audio composite stream. The
audio signal will be recorded only when the Video Type is Video & Audio.
Resolution:
Select the resolution of the video output.
Bitrate Type:
Select the bitrate type to constant or variable.
Video Quality:
When bitrate type is selected as Variable, 6 levels of video quality are selectable.
Frame Rate:
Set the frame rate to 1/16 to 25 fps. The frame rate is to describe the frequency at
which the video stream is updated and it is measured by frames per second (fps).
A higher frame rate is advantageous when there is movement in the video stream,
as it maintains image quality throughout.
Max. Bitrate:
Set the max. bitrate to 32 to 16384 Kbps. The higher value corresponds to the
higher video quality, but the higher bandwidth is required.
Video Encoding:
When the Stream Type of the camera is main stream, the Video Encoding
standard can be set to H.264.
When the Stream Type of the camera is sub-stream, the Video Encoding standard
can be set to H.264, MJPEG.
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I Frame Interval:
Set the I-Frame interval as 1 to 400.
4. Click
to save the settings.
5.4.2 Configuring Audio Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Audio Settings interface
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Figure 5-20 Audio Settings
2. Configure the following settings.
Audio Encoding: G.711 ulaw, G.711alaw and G.726 are selectable.
3. Click
to save the settings.
5.5 Configuring Image Parameters
5.5.1 Configuring Display Settings
Purpose:
You can set the image quality of the camera, including brightness, contrast,
saturation, hue, sharpness, etc.
Note: The Display parameters vary depending on the camera model.
Steps:
1. Enter the Display Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> Image> Display Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image> Display Settings
2. Set the image parameters of the camera.
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Figure 5-21 Display Settings
Descriptions of parameter configuration:
Exposure Time:
Speeds from 1/25 to 1/100,000 are selectable.
Iris Mode:
Auto and Manual are selectable.
Video Standard:
50 Hz and 60 Hz are selectable. You can choose the different standards according to
the lightening power frequency of the country.
Day/Night Switch:
Day, Night and Auto are selectable.
Sensitivity
The Sensitivity of Day/Night switch can be set Low, Normal or High.
Switch Time:
Day/Night switch time is to adjust the time of day/night switch.
BLC Area:
BLC area is the area sense the light intensity, Close, Up, Down, Left, Right and Center
are selectable.
White Balance:
Auto white balance 1. /AWB1, Auto white balance 2. /AWB2 and Auto are selectable.
Digital Noise Reduction:
Close, Normal Mode and Expert Mode are selectable.
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5.5.2 Configuring OSD Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the camera name and time on the screen.
Steps:
1. Enter the OSD Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > OSD Settings
Figure 5-22 OSD Settings
2. Check the corresponding checkbox to select the display of camera name, date or
week if required.
3. Edit the camera name in the text field of Camera Name.
4. Select from the drop-down list to set the time format, date format and display
mode.
5. You can use the mouse to click and drag the text frame
view window to adjust the OSD position.
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Figure 5-23 Adjust OSD Location
6. Click
to activate above settings.
5.5.3 Configuring Text Overlay Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the text overlay.
Steps:
1. Enter the Text Overlay Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > Text Overlay
2. Check the checkbox in front of textbox to enable the on-screen display.
3. Input the characters in the textbox.
4. Use the mouse to click and drag the red text frame
window to adjust the text overlay position.
5. Click
.
Note: There are up to 4 text overlays configurable.
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Figure 5-24 Text Overlay Settings
5.5.4 Configuring Privacy Mask
Purpose:
Privacy mask enables you to cover certain areas on the live video to prevent certain
spots in the surveillance area from being live viewed and recorded.
Steps:
1. Enter the Privacy Mask Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image > Privacy Mask
2. Check the checkbox of Enable Privacy Mask to enable this function.
3. Click
.
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Figure 5-25 Privacy Mask Settings
4. Click and drag the mouse in the live video window to draw the mask area.
Note: You are allowed to draw up to 4 areas on the same image.
5. Click
to finish drawing or click
to clear all of the
areas you set without saving them.
6. Click
to save the settings.
5.6 Configuring and Handling Alarms
Purpose:
This section explains how to configure the network camera to respond to alarm
events, including motion detection, external alarm input, video loss, tamper-proof
and exception. These events can trigger the alarm actions, such as Notify Surveillance
Center, Send Email, Trigger Alarm Output, etc.
For example, when an external alarm is triggered, the network camera sends a
notification to an e-mail address.
5.6.1 Configuring Motion Detection
Purpose:
Motion detection is a feature which can take alarm response actions and record the
video for the motion occurred in the surveillance scene.
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Tasks:
1. Set the Motion Detection Area.
Steps:
(1) Enter the motion detection settings interface
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Motion Detection
(2) Check the checkbox of Enable Motion Detection.
Figure 5-26 Enable Motion Detection
(3) Click
. Click and drag the mouse on the live video image to draw a
motion detection area.
Note: You can draw up to 8 motion detection areas on the same image.
(4) Click
Note: You can click
to finish drawing.
to clear all of the areas.
(5) Move the slider
to set the sensitivity of the
detection.
2. Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection.
Steps:
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Figure 5-27 Arming Time
(1) Click
to edit the arming schedule. The Figure 5-28 shows the
editing interface of the arming schedule.
(2) Choose the day you want to set the arming schedule.
(3) Click
to set the time period for the arming schedule.
(4) After you set the arming schedule, you can copy the schedule to other days
(Optional).
(5) Click
to save the settings.
Note: The time of each period can’t be overlapped. Up to 4 periods can be
configured for each day.
Figure 5-28 Arming Time Schedule
3. Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection.
Purpose:
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You can specify the linkage method when an event occurs. The following
contents are about how to configure the different types of linkage method.
Figure 5-29 Linkage Method
Steps:
(1) Check the checkbox to select the linkage method. Audible warning, notify
surveillance center, send email, upload to FTP, trigger channel and trigger
alarm output are selectable (Optional).
 Audible Warning
Trigger the audible warning locally.
 Notify Surveillance Center
Send an exception or alarm signal to remote management software when
an event occurs.
 Send Email
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an event
occurs.
Note: To send the Email when an event occurs, you need to refer to Section
6.6.7 to set the related parameters.
 Upload to FTP
Capture the image when an alarm is triggered and upload the picture to a
FTP server.
Note: Set the FTP address and the remote FTP server first. Refer to Section
6.3.8 for detailed information.
 Trigger Channel
The video will be recorded when the motion is detected. You have to set the
recording schedule to realize this function. Please refer to Section 7.2 for
detailed information.
 Trigger Alarm Output
Trigger one or more external alarm outputs when an event occurs.
Note: To trigger an alarm output when an event occurs, please refer to
Section 6.6.5 to set the related parameters.
5.6.2 Configuring Tamper-proof Alarm
Purpose:
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You can configure the camera to trigger the alarm when the lens is covered and take
alarm response action.
Steps:
1. Enter the Tamper-proof Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Tamper-proof
Figure 5-30 Tamper-proof Alarm
2. Check Enable Tamper-proof checkbox to enable the tamper-proof detection.
3. Set the tamper-proof area; refer to Step 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in
Section 6.6.1.
4. Click
to edit the arming schedule for tamper-proof. The arming
schedule configuration is the same as the setting of the arming schedule for motion
detection. Refer to Step 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section
6.6.1.
5. Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the tamper-proof.
Audible warning, notify surveillance center, send email and trigger alarm output are
selectable. Please refer to Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in
Section 6.6.1.
6. Click
to save the settings.
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5.6.3 Configuring Video Loss Alarm
Steps:
1. Enter the Video Loss Setting interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Video Loss
Figure 5-31 Video Loss
2. Check the Enable Video Loss Detection checkbox to enable the video loss
detection.
3. Click
to edit the arming schedule for video loss detection. The
arming schedule configuration is the same as the setting of the arming schedule for
motion detection. Refer to Step 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in
Section 6.6.1.
4. Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the video loss alarm.
Audible warning, notify surveillance center, send email and trigger alarm output are
selectable. Please Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
5. Click
to save the settings.
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5.6.4 Configuring External Alarm Input
Steps:
1. Enter the Alarm Input Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Input:
2. Choose the alarm input No. and the Alarm Type. The alarm type can be NO
(Normally Open) and NC (Normally Closed). Edit the name to set a name for the
alarm input (optional).
Figure 5-32 Alarm Input Settings
3. Click
to set the arming schedule for the alarm input. Refer to Step 2
Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
4. Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the alarm input. Refer
to Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
5. You can also choose the PTZ linking for the alarm input if your camera is installed
with a pan/tilt unit. Check the relative checkbox and select the No. to enable
Preset Calling, Patrol Calling or Pattern Calling.
6. You can copy your settings to other alarm inputs.
7. Click
to save the settings.
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Figure 5-33 Linkage Method
5.6.5 Configuring Alarm Output
Steps:
1. Enter the Alarm Output Settings interface:
Configuration>Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Output
2. Select one alarm output channel in the Alarm Output drop-down list. You can
also set a name for the alarm output (optional).
3. The Delay time can be set to 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min or
Manual. The delay time refers to the time duration that the alarm output remains in
effect after alarm occurs.
4. Click
to enter the Edit Schedule Time interface. The time schedule
configuration is the same as the settings of the arming schedule for motion detection
Refer to Step 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
5. You can copy the settings to other alarm outputs.
6. Click
to save the settings.
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Figure 5-34 Alarm Output Settings
5.6.6 Handling Exception
The exception type can be HDD full, HDD error, network disconnected, IP address
conflicted and illegal login to the cameras.
Steps:
1. Enter the Exception Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Exception
2. Check the checkbox to set the actions taken for the Exception alarm. Refer to
Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
Figure 5-35 Exception Settings
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3. Click
to save the settings.
5.6.7 Configuring Email Settings
Purpose:
The system can be configured to send an Email notification to all designated
receivers if an alarm event is detected, e.g., motion detection event, video loss,
tamper-proof, etc.
Before you start:
Please configure the DNS Server settings under Basic Configuration > Network >
TCP/IP or Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP before using the Email
function.
Steps:
1. Enter the TCP/IP Settings (Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP or
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP) to set the IPv4
Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway and the Preferred DNS Server.
Note: Please refer to Section 6.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings for detailed
information.
2. Enter the Email Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Email
Figure 5-36 Email Settings
3. Configure the following settings:
Sender: The name of the email sender.
Sender’s Address: The email address of the sender.
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SMTP Server: The SMTP Server IP address or host name (e.g.,
smtp.263xmail.com).
SMTP Port: The SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port for SMTP is 25 (not secured).
And the SSL SMTP port is 465.
Enable SSL: Check the checkbox to enable SSL if it is required by the SMTP
server.
Attached Image: Check the checkbox of Attached Image if you want to send
emails with attached alarm images.
Interval: The interval refers to the time between two actions of sending attached
pictures.
Authentication (optional): If your email server requires authentication, check
this checkbox to use authentication to log in to this server and enter the login
user Name and password.
Choose Receiver: Select the receiver to which the email is sent. Up to 2 receivers
can be configured.
Receiver: The name of the user to be notified.
Receiver’s Address: The email address of user to be notified.
4. Click
to save the settings.
5.6.8 Configuring Snapshot Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the scheduled snapshot and event-triggered snapshot. The
captured picture can be stored in the SD card (if supported) or the netHDD (For
detailed information about netHDD, please refer to Section 7.1 Configuring NAS
Settings). You can also upload the captured pictures to a FTP server.
Basic Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Snapshot Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Snapshot
2. Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox to enable continuous snapshot.
Check the Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox to check event-triggered
snapshot.
3. Select the quality of the snapshot.
4. Set the time interval between two snapshots.
5. Click
to save the settings.
Uploading to FTP
You can follow below configuration instructions to upload the snapshots to FTP.
 Upload continuous snapshots to FTP
Steps:
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1) Configure the FTP settings and check
checkbox in FTP
Settings interface. Please refer to Section 6.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings for more
details to configure FTP parameters.
2) Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox.
 Upload event-triggered snapshots to FTP
Steps:
1) Configure the FTP settings and check
checkbox in FTP
Settings interface. Please refer to Section 6.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings for more
details to configure FTP parameters.
2) Check
checkbox in Motion Detection Settings or Alarm Input
interface. Please refer to Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion
Detection in Section 6.6.1, or Step 4 Configuring External Alarm Input in Section
6.6.4.
3) Check the Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox.
Figure 5-37 Snapshot Settings
Chapter 6 Storage Settings
Before you start:
To configure record settings, please make sure that you have the network storage
device within the network or the SD card inserted in your camera.
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6.1 Configuring NAS Settings
Before you start:
The network disk should be available within the network and properly configured to
store the recorded files, log files, etc.
Steps:
1. Add the network disk
(1) Enter the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Storage > NAS
Figure 6-1 Add Network Disk
(2) Enter the IP address of the network disk, and the default file path is
/dvr/share.
Note: The network disk file path name share is user-defined while creating the
DVR network storage. Please refer to the User Manual of NAS for creating the file
path.
(3) Click
to add the network disk.
Note: After having saved successfully, you need to reboot the camera to activate
the settings.
2. Initialize the added network disk.
(1) Enter the HDD Settings interface (Advanced Configuration > Storage >
Storage Management), in which you can view the capacity, free space, status,
type and property of the disk.
Figure 6-2 Initialize Disk
(2) If the status of the disk is Uninitialized, check the corresponding checkbox to
select the disk and click
to start initializing the disk.
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Figure 6-3 Initializing
When the initialization completed, the status of disk will become Normal.
Figure 6-4 View Disk Status
Notes:
 Up to 8 NAS disks can be connected to the camera.
 To initialize and use the SD card after insert it to the camera, please refer to the
steps of NAS disk initialization.
6.2 Configuring Recording Schedule
Purpose:
There are two kinds of recording for the cameras: manual recording and scheduled
recording. For the manual recording, refer to Section 4.3 Recording and Capturing
Pictures Manually. In this section, you can follow the instructions to configure the
scheduled recording. By default, the record files of scheduled recording are stored in
the SD card (if supported) or in the network disk.
Steps:
1. Enter the Record Schedule Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Storage > Record Schedule
Figure 6-5 Recording Schedule Interface
2. Check the checkbox of Enable Record Schedule to enable scheduled recording.
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3. Set the record parameters of the camera.
Figure 6-6 Record Parameters

Pre-record: The time you set to start recording before the scheduled time or
the event. For example, if an alarm triggers recording at 10:00, and the
pre-record time is set as 5 seconds, the camera starts to record at 9:59:55.
The Pre-record time can be configured as No Pre-record, 5 s, 10 s, 15 s, 20 s,
25 s, 30 s or not limited.
 Post-record: The time you set to stop recording after the scheduled time or
the event. For example, if an alarm triggered recording ends at 11:00, and the
post-record time is set as 5 seconds, the camera records until 11:00:05.
The Post-record time can be configured as 5 s, 10 s, 30 s, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min
or 10 min.
Note: The record parameter configurations vary depending on the camera model.
4. Click
to edit the record schedule.
Figure 6-7 Record Schedule
5. Choose the day to set the record schedule.
(1) Set all-day record or segment record:
 If you want to configure the all-day recording, please check the All Day
checkbox.
 If you want to record in different time sections, check the Customize
checkbox. Set the Start Time and End Time.
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Note: The time of each segment can’t be overlapped. Up to 4 segments can
be configured.
Select a Record Type. The record type can be Normal, Motion Detection,
Alarm, Motion | Alarm, Motion & Alarm, PIR Alarm, Wireless Alarm, Manual
Alarm or PIR | Wireless | Manual.
Normal
If you select Normal, the video will be recorded automatically according to
the time of the schedule.
Record Triggered by Motion Detection
If you select Motion Detection, the video will be recorded when the
motion is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the motion
detection area and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage
Method of Motion Detection Settings interface. For detailed information,
please refer to the Step 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in the Section
5.6.1.
Record Triggered by Alarm
If you select Alarm, the video will be recorded when the alarm is triggered
via the external alarm input channels.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the Alarm Type
and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage Method of
Alarm Input Settings interface. For detailed information, please refer to
Section 5.6.4.
Record Triggered by Motion & Alarm
If you select Motion & Alarm, the video will be recorded when the motion
and alarm are triggered at the same time.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the
settings on the Motion Detection and Alarm Input Settings interfaces.
Please refer to Section 5.6.1 and Section 5.6.4 for detailed information.
Record Triggered by Motion | Alarm
If you select Motion | Alarm, the video will be recorded when the external
alarm is triggered or the motion is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the
settings on the Motion Detection and Alarm Input Settings interfaces.
Please refer to Section 5.6.1 and Section 5.6.4 for detailed information.
Record Triggered by PIR Alarm
If you select PIR Alarm, the video will be recorded when the PIR alarm is
detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the PIR alarm
and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Normal Linkage of PIR
Alarm in Other Alarm Settings interface. For detailed information, please
refer to Step 2 Configure the PIR Alarm in the Section 5.6.9.
Record Triggered by Wireless Alarm
If you select Wireless Alarm, the video will be recorded when the wireless
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alarm is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the wireless
alarm and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Normal Linkage of
Wireless Alarm in Other Alarm Settings interface. For detailed information,
please refer to Step 1 Configure the Wireless Alarm in the Section 5.6.9.
 Record Triggered by Manual Alarm
If you select Manual Alarm, the video will be recorded when manual alarm
is triggered.
 Record Triggered by PIR | Wireless | Manual
If you select PIR | Wireless | Manual, the video will be recorded when the
PIR alarm or wireless alarm or manual alarm is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the
settings for wireless alarm and PIR alarm in Other Alarm Settings interface.
For detailed information, please refer to Section 5.6.9.
Figure 6-8 Edit Record Schedule
(3) Check the checkbox
and click
to copy settings of this
day to the whole week. You can also check any of the checkboxes before the
date and click
(4) Click
.
to save the settings and exit the Edit Record Schedule
interface.
6. Click
to save the settings.
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Chapter 7 Playback
Purpose:
This section explains how to view the remotely recorded video files stored in the
network disks or SD cards.
Steps:
1. Click
on the menu bar to enter playback interface.
Figure 7-1 Playback Interface
2. Select the date and click
.
Figure 7-2 Search Video
3. Click
to play the video files found on this date.
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The toolbar on the bottom of Playback interface can be used to control playing
process.
Figure 7-3 Playback Toolbar
Table 7-1 Description of the buttons
Button
Operation
Button
Play
Operation
Capture a picture
Pause
/
Stop
/
Start/Stop clipping video
files
Audio on and adjust
volume/Mute
Speed down
Download video files
Speed up
Download captured
pictures
Playback by
frame
Note: You can choose the file paths locally for downloaded playback video files and
pictures in Local Configuration interface. Please refer to Section 5.1 for details.
Drag the progress bar with the mouse to locate the exact playback point. You can
also input the time and click
time field. You can also click
to locate the playback point in the Set playback
to zoom out/in the progress bar.
Figure 7-4 Set Playback Time
Figure 7-5 Progress Bar
The different colors of the video on the progress bar stand for the different video
types.
Figure 7-6 Video Types
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Chapter 8 Log Searching
Purpose:
The operation, alarm, exception and information of the camera can be stored in log
files. You can also export the log files on your demand.
Before you start:
Please configure network storage for the camera or insert a SD card in the camera.
Steps:
1. Click
on the menu bar to enter log searching interface.
Figure 8-1 Log Searching Interface
2. Set the log search conditions to specify the search, including the Major Type,
Minor Type, Start Time and End Time.
3. Click
to search log files. The matched log files will be displayed on
the Log interface.
Figure 8-2 Log Searching
4. To export the log files, click
to save the log files in your computer.
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Chapter 9 Others
9.1 Managing User Accounts
Enter the User Management interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration> Security > User
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Security > User
The admin user has access to create, modify or delete other accounts. Up to 15 user
accounts can be created.
Figure 9-1 User Information
 Add a User
Steps:
1. Click
to add a user.
2. Input the new User Name, select Level and input Password.
Note: The level indicates the permissions you give to the user. You can define the
user as Operator or User.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or
uncheck the permissions for the new user.
4. Click
to finish the user addition.
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Figure 9-2 Add a User
 Modify a User
Steps:
1. Left-click to select the user from the list and click
.
2. Modify the User Name, Level or Password.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or
uncheck the permissions.
4. Click
to finish the user modification.
Figure 9-3 Modify a User
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 Delete a User
Steps:
1. Left-click the user name you want to delete and click
2. Click
.
on the pop-up dialogue box to delete the user.
Figure 9-4 Delete a User
9.2 Configuring RTSP Authentication
Purpose:
You can specifically secure the stream data of live view.
Steps:
1. Enter the RTSP Authentication interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > RTSP Authentication
Figure 9-5 RTSP Authentication
2. Select the Authentication type basic or disable in the drop-down list to enable
or disable the RTSP authentication.
Note: If you disable the RTSP authentication, anyone can access the video stream by
the RTSP protocol via the IP address.
3. Click
to save the settings.
9.3 Viewing Device Information
Enter the Device Information interface:
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Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Device Information
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Device Information
In the Device Information interface, you can edit the Device Name.
Other information of the network camera, such as Model, Serial No., Firmware
Version, Encoding Version, Number of Channels, Number of HDDs, Number of Alarm
Input and Number of Alarm Output are displayed. The information cannot be
changed in this menu. It is the reference for maintenance or modification in future.
Figure 9-6 Device Information
9.4 Maintenance
9.4.1 Rebooting the Camera
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance:
2. Click
to reboot the network camera.
Figure 9-7 Reboot the Device
9.4.2 Restoring Default Settings
Steps:
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1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click
or
to restore the default settings.
Figure 9-8 Restore Default Settings
Note: After restoring the default settings, the IP address is also restored to
the default IP address, please be careful for this action.
9.4.3 Importing/Exporting Configuration File
Steps:
Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
1. Click
to select the local configuration file and then click
to
start importing configuration file.
Note: You need to reboot the camera after importing configuration file.
2. Click
and set the saving path to save the configuration file in local
storage.
Figure 9-9 Import/Export Configuration File
9.4.4 Upgrading the System
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click
to select the local upgrade file and then click
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remote upgrade.
Note: The upgrading process will take 1 to 10 minutes. Please don't disconnect
power of the camera during the process. The camera reboots automatically after
upgrading.
Figure 9-10 Remote Upgrade
9.5 RS-232 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-232 port can be used in two ways:
 Parameters Configuration: Connect a computer to the camera through the serial
port. Device parameters can be configured by using software such as
HyperTerminal. The serial port parameters must be the same as the serial port
parameters of the camera.
 Transparent Channel: Connect a serial device directly to the camera. The serial
device will be controlled remotely by the computer through the network.
Steps:
1. Enter RS-232 Port Setting interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > RS232
Figure 9-11 RS-232 Settings
Note: If you want to connect the camera by the RS-232 port, the parameters of the
RS-232 should be exactly the same with the parameters you configured here.
2. Click
to save the settings.
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9.6 RS-485 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-485 serial port is used to control the PTZ of the camera. The configuring of
the PTZ parameters should be done before you control the PTZ unit.
Steps:
1. Enter RS-485 Port Setting interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > RS485
Figure 9-12 RS-485 Settings
2. Set the RS-485 parameters and click
to save the settings.
By default, the Baud Rate is set as 9600 bps, the Data Bit is 8, the stop bit is 1 and
the Parity and Flow Control is None.
Note: The Baud Rate, PTZ Protocol and PTZ Address parameters should be exactly
the same as the PTZ camera parameters.
Appendix
Appendix 1 SADP Software Introduction
 Description of SADP V 2.0
SADP (Search Active Devices Protocol) is a kind of user-friendly and installation-free
online device search tool. It searches the active online devices within your subnet
and displays the information of the devices. You can also modify the basic network
information of the devices using this software.
 Search active devices online
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Search online devices automatically
After launch the SADP software, it automatically searches the online devices
every 15 seconds from the subnet where your computer locates. It displays
the total number and information of the searched devices in the Online
Devices interface. Device information including the device type, IP address,
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port number, gateway, etc. will be displayed.
Figure A.1.1 Searching Online Devices
Note: Device can be searched and displayed in the list in 15 seconds after it went
online; it will be removed from the list in 45 seconds after it went offline.

Search online devices manually
You can also click
to refresh the online device list manually. The
newly searched devices will be added to the list.
Note: You can click
or
information; you can click
on each column heading to order the
to expand the device table and hide the
network parameter panel on the right side, or click
to show the
network parameter panel.
 Modify network parameters
Steps:
1. Select the device to be modified in the device list and the network parameters of
the device will be displayed in the Modify Network Parameters panel on the
right side.
2. Edit the modifiable network parameters, e.g. IP address and port number.
3. Enter the password of the admin account of the device in the Password field and
click
to save the changes.
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Figure A.1.2 Modify Network Parameters

Restore default password
Steps:
1. Contact our technical engineers to get the serial code.
Note: Serial code is a series of characters combined by the start time and the serial
number of the device.
2. Input the code in the Serial code field and click
password.
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Appendix 2 Port Mapping
The following settings are for TP-LINK router (TL-R410). The settings vary depending
on different models of routers.
Steps:
1. Select the WAN Connection Type, as shown below:
Figure A.2.1 Select the WAN Connection Type
2. Set the LAN parameters of the router as in the following figure, including IP
address and subnet mask settings.
Figure A.2.2 Set the LAN parameters
3. Set the port mapping in the virtual severs of Forwarding. By default, camera uses
port 80, 8000, 554 and 8200. You can change these ports value with web browser
or client software.
Example:
When the cameras are connected to the same router, you can configure the ports
of a camera as 80, 8000, 554 and 8200 with IP address 192.168.1.23, and the
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ports of another camera as 81, 8001, 555, 8201 with IP 192.168.1.24. Refer to the
steps as below:
Note: The 8200 port changes with the 8000 port with a constant value of 200. E.g.
if the 8000 port is changed to 8005, then the 8200 port should be changed to
8205.
Steps:
1. As the settings mentioned above, map the port 80, 8000, 554 and 8200 for the
network camera at 192.168.1.23
2. Map the port 81, 8001, 555 and 8201 for the network camera at 192.168.1.24.
3. Enable ALL or TCP protocols.
4. Check the Enable checkbox and click
.
Figure A.2.3 Port Mapping
Note: The port of the network camera cannot conflict with other ports. For example,
some web management port of the router is 80. Change the camera port if it is the
same as the management port.
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