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H501W User Manual
User Manual
Model: H501W
Megapixel Indoor Pan/Tilt IP Camera
-ContentsChapter 1.
Introduction of Camera……………………………………… 2
Chapter 2.
Package Contents…………………………………………………2
Chapter 3.
Physical Descriptions………………………………………….3
Chapter 4.
Surveillance Software GUI………………………………….5
Chapter 5.
Camera Advanced Settings………………………………..10
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1 Introducing Mega Pixel IP Camera H501W
Dericam Megapixel Indoor Pan/tilt IP camera H501W is designed to meet the demands for High Definition indoor IP
video surveillance in the DIY Home & SME & Small business security markets. This camera is specially designed to
offer you a way to view what is going on inside your home, warehouse, shops or office.
Key Features
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1/3" CMOS image sensor, 1.0 Mega pixels
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Auto IR-LED illumination
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10 IR LEDs IR Night vision range (up to 8 meters)
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Bundled with 32 Channel Surveillance Software
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User-friendly & Multi-lingual UI
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Giving alarm in cause of motion detection
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Wireless networks connection ( IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
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Support WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption
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Control Panel add-in, i.e. snapshot, image setup, PT control
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Support Mac OS Safari browser
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Support iPhone through Safari browser
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Mobile Phone Streaming Live Video through Phone View APP 
Multi-level Password Protection for Restricting Camera Access
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DDNS, UPnP Supported
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H.264 video compression format
2 Package Contents
 IR IP Camera H501W
x1
 Power Adapter 5V-2A
x1
 Network Cable
x1
 WiFi Antenna (Wireless Version H501W)
x1
 CD-ROM with Setup Software and User Guide
x1
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3 Physical Descriptions
Fig3.1 Physical parts description
Fig3.2 Interface description
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1-----DC Power Input Socket
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2------WIFI Antenna
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3------RJ45 Ethernet Socket
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4------Audio Input Socket
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5------Audio Output Socket
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6------Alarm Output Socket
The alarm output socket is connected with a relay in the IP camera. IP camera will control the switch to trigger
the alarm bell or buzzer to alarm. The relay is able to control the switch of an alarm whose voltage is no more than
36V, and current is lower than 2A. Please refer to the Figure 3.3 for the connection of an external alarm.
Output Pins
Switch
Alarm
Alarm power
Figure 3.3
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7-----Alarming Input Pin
Please refer to the schematic Diagram of Figure 3.4 for how external detector collects alarm information.
PIR
Input
pins
Switch
PIR Power
Figure 3.4
The detector should be switched type (always on or always off). If the detector has detected the smoke or people or
animal to enter the area, the detector will switch on or switch off. And it will send the external alarm signal into the IP
camera.
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8----RESET Button
Reset button located in WIFI antenna installation holes below Press the RESET button and hold on more than 10
seconds, the camera will restart and recover to the factory default settings.
Note
Please never press reset button unless you have forget the password to login the camera.
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4 Surveillance Software GUI
Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide if you install the camera at first time. After finishing quick installation, you
can take time to learn the operation of the software.
4.1 Login Window
Fig4.1 Login window of Dericam H501W
Please check the login window above, it was divided to 5 sections from no. 1 to 5.
4.1.1 Section 1
Select Language
Dericam M series camera supports up to 8 languages, such as English, Spanish, Deutsch and so on. You can select
the language you need via click on the select language bar to switch.
4.1.2 Section 2
Dericam Website Link
There is an access link to Dericam website homepage, if you need tech support you can contact Dericam directly.
4.1.3 Section 3
Live Video View
If you are using IE-based browsers like IE6, IE, IE8, and standard browser like Firefox, Google chrome, please
choose Live Video View login method.
4.1.4 Section 4
Mobile View
If you are using mobile phone to access the camera, please choose Server Push Mode method.
4.1.5 Section 5
Note / Download OCX Controls
Please download the OCX and install it if you are access the camera for the first time. You can get tech support
directly from the reseller where you bought Dericam camera or refer to our tech engineer for help. Dericam provide
good after-sales tech support service to help customers complete the installation successfully.
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4.2 Surveillance Window
Fig4.2 Surveillance Window of Dericam H501W
Please check the surveillance window above, it was divided to 5 sections from no. 1 to 6.
4.2.1 Section 1
Definition /Resolution
Fig4.3 High Definition options
Fig4.4 Standard Definition options
There are two definition options, one is High Definition which has two resolutions 1280*720,960*540, and the other
is Standard Definition which has two resolutions 640*480, 320*240. Please choose lower resolution if you want to
get faster video stream, especially if you are accessing the camera via internet remotely.
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4.2.2 Section 2
1------Up control button,
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Pan/Tilt Control
You can also left click the surveillance window up to control the camera move up.
2------Down control button, You can also left click the surveillance window down to control the camera move down.
3------Left control button, You can also left click the surveillance window left to control the camera move left.
4------Right control button, You can also left click the surveillance window right to control the camera move right.
5------Vertical Patrol control button,
6------Stop vertical patrol control button,
7------Horizontal Patrol control button,
8------Stop horizontal patrol control button,
C------Restore center position
Dericam indoor PTZ IP camera M801W supports movement by 4 directions, Up, Down, Left and Right.
4.2.3 Section 3
Record/Snap/Playback/SD buttons
The four buttons from left to right is Record, Snap, Playback, SD entry.
4.2.4 Section 4
Preset Position Settings
1) Preset----------Support 8 preset position, which is considered enough for DIY home & small business surveillance
market
2) Set----------- Click Set to save the position you need the camera to remember
3) Go----------- Click Go to make the camera move the preset position
4) Number button from 1 to 8--------You can click the number button with preset position, and the camera will go to
the preset position.
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How to do preset position?
We can start preset settings from position 1.
Firstly, select no. 1 within the menu of Preset on the panel.
Secondly, move the camera and stop at a place where you want make preset position.
Thirdly, click set button to save it as position 1 and you have done preset of position 1.
After that, you can select no. 2 within the menu of Preset on the panel, and move the camera and stop at another
place, and set as preset position 2. You can do all the 8 preset positions with this method showed as Fig.4.5 & 4.6.
Fig4.5 Preset position 1
Fig4.6 Preset position 2
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4.2.5 Section 5
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For Administrator
For Administrator------Path to Administrator Control Panel, Click it, and it will lead to Administrator Control Panel.
Fig4.7 Administrator Control Panel
4.2.6 Section 6
Digital Zoom & Record save path & Talk & Listen buttons
1--------Digital Zoom- out;
2------------Digital Zoom+ In;
3--------Original image;
4------------- Set recoding save path
5--------Talk button;
6-------------- Listen button
Note
For Advanced settings, please go to chapter five Advanced Camera Settings.
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5 Advanced Camera Settings
Click the bar “For Administrator”, goes to Administrator Control Panel to make advanced camera settings.
5.1 Device Information
Fig5.1 Device Information
Device ID
Factory Device name
Network Connection
LAN
Software version
Firmware version
Mac Address
MAC ID of the camera
IP Address
LAN IP address of the camera
Subnet Mask
Subnet Mask of the LAN network
Gateway
Gateway of the Router
Primary DNS
Primary DNS of the LAN network
Secondary DNS
Secondary DNS of the LAN network
SD Status
Browser SD Card or Format SD Card
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5.2 Audio Settings
Fig5.2 Audio Settings
1---Mode
There are two modes, one is MIC, the other is Line-in. If you are using the build-in or external MIC to gather the
sound signal, please choose MIC. If you are going to et signal from external audio gathering system (like sound
pick-up), please choose Line-in.
2----Audio Capture
Open--- Enable Audio
Close--- Disable Audio
3----Audio Type
There are two types G.711 and G.726. G.711 bit rate is higher, but clearly, G.726 compression rate is higher.
5.3 Video Settings
Fig5.3 Video Settings
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1---Frequency
1)
50HZ ---------Indoor surveillance (Region: Europe, China)
2)
60HZ ---------Indoor surveillance (Region: USA, Canada)
There are two options within the menu of Frequency, 50HZ, 60HZ. It depends on the frequency of the electricity.
2----High Definition Parameter
You can specify stream, normally, high bit rate, higher image quality. But the frame rate need to setting according to
the bandwidth, when bandwidth is narrow, if set high frame rate, the result will be worse.
You can set Max frame rate, when the bandwidth is limited, suggest set to lower frame rate. Normally, above 15fps
the stream is smoothly.
3----Standard Definition Parameter
You can set higher frame rate if you are suing standard lower resolution.
4----OSD Time, Device name
Here you can set OSD information of the camera. Or you can change the camera name which displayed on the
surveillance windows.
5.4 Display Settings
Fig5.4 Display Settings
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Brightness
Default parameter is 5.You can adjust the brightness of the image by select different value.
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Saturation
Default Saturation is 3. You can adjust the Saturation by select difference value.
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Contrast
Default Contrast is 0. You can adjust the Contract by select difference value.
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Flip/Mirror
You can flip the image by enabling Flip button, or mirror the image by enabling Mirror button.
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Night Vision Mode/ IR LED Switch control
You can set Night vision mode as auto or Manual. If you want to make the IR LED off, you have to set manual,
status off.
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5.5 Date & Time Settings
Fig5.5 Date & Time Settings
1------Device Clock Time
You can set Device clock time via the three methods list as below.
2------Device Clock Time zone
Select the time zone which belongs to your region
3------Manual Setting
Set time by manual
4------Sync with PC Time
Enable to sync with your computer’s time
5------Sync with NTP Server
Enable with Network Time Protocol
5.6 User Settings
Fig5.6 User Settings
The default user name is admin, and the password is 123456.There is three level of accessing right, 1) Administrator,
2) Operator, 3) Visitor, You can set users with different level of accessing right.
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] Note
You need remember the new user name & password when you change the user & password. It is better for
you to write it on your memo.
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5.7 Basic Network Settings
Fig5.7 Basic Network Settings
1------Obtain IP from DHCP Server
Enable DHCP, if disable DHCP, you can assign IP address by yourself
2------Http Port
You can change port no. here by entering customized no. and click set
5.8 Wireless Lan Settings
Fig5.8 Wireless LAN Settings
Click Scan to search the SSID of the wireless router. Please make sure you click scan to search until the SSID of
your router is list on the small window showed as Fig5.8.
Select the SSID belongs to your router, and enter wireless security key password, and click set to finish the wireless
setup. When the wireless settings is done, please unplug the network cable, and unplug the power & plug the power
back in order to let the camera get restarted. After restart by unplug & plug back the power adapter, the camera will
make wireless connection by itself.
The Camera device name will disappear if you click “search” before the camera gets restarted. Just wait for around
1 minute, and click “Search” again, the device name of the camera will be showed again on the window if wireless
connection is successful. Congratulations! You have done wireless connection of the camera successfully.
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5.9 Snap Settings
Fig5.9 Snap Settings
You can set interval of Snapshot on the SD card. Please enable Save picture on SD card if you want to save the
snapshots on SD card.
5.10 UPnP Settings
Fig5.10 UPnP Settings
You can enable UPnP if your router’s UPnP option is enabled. You can just leave this setting alone, because you
have done port forwarding within the router when doing remote access settings during quick installation procedure.
5.11 DDNS Settings
Fig5.11 DDNS Service Settings
Please set DDNS Service Settings within the camera by hostname, a user name and password you’ve got from
www.dyndns.com. Please refer to Quick Installation Guide for detailed steps.
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5.12 Mail Service Settings
Fig5.12 Mail Service Settings
1------Sender
Email address to be used as a sender
2------Receiver 1 to 3
Email address to be used as a receiver, up to four receivers
3------SMTP Server
SMTP Server of the Sender mailbox
4------SMTP Port
SMTP port no. of the mail server of the sender mailbox
5------SMTP User
ID Account of the sender email address
6------SMTP Password
The password of the sender email address
Trouble Shooting----The email failed to send emails or snapshots
1. Check the mail service settings, and make sure all of them are correct and try it again.
2. Check if the sender email is enabled with SMTP server.
5.13 FTP Service Settings
Fig5.13 FTP Service Settings
In order to use FTP function, user should apply user name and password on the FTP server first. And please apply
for storage right, in order to write and create sub-category on the FTP server.
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5.14 Alarm Settings
Fig5.14 Alarm Settings
5.15 Motion Detection Area Settings
Fig5.15 Motion detection Area setup
5.16 Upgrade Device Firmware
Fig5.16 Motion detection Area setup
Click Browse, and select the Firmware file to open, and click set to upgrade.
Please use wired connection method before you upgrading the files
Please do not try to upgrade the firmware, if the existing firmware works ok. It takes risk of making the camera dead
if the upgrading operation is not right. Please email to tech@dericam.com if you want update firmware.
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5.17 Backup & Restore Settings
Fig5.17 Backup or Restore Settings
You can backup all settings by saving the settings as a .bin file. And also you can restore the existing settings
by saved .bin. file.
5.18 Restore Factory Settings
Fig5.18 Restore Factory Settings
5.19 Reboot Device
Click option “reboot device” to get the camera restarted, which is the same as unplug the power and re-plug it.
Fig5.19 Reboot Device
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Access Log
Fig5.19 Record of access log
5.21
System Log
Fig5.20 Record of login in information
5.22
Back
Click Back button to go back to surveillance window
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