4-Camera Day/Night H.264 Security System
Quick Installation and Setup Guide
Products: PDC1000, PDC1000LCD
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING YOUR SYSTEM, and always follow the
instructions for safety and proper use. Save this manual for future reference.
SCD_PDC1000_SQ
1/12/12
Revision History
Date
Reason for Change
10/18/10
Initial release.
3/30/11
Includes iPhone® software.
1/12/12
Includes updated system software.
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CAUTION
Operate this system only in environments where the temperature and humidity is within the recommended range.
Operation in temperatures or at humidity levels outside the recommended range may cause electric shock and shorten the
life of the product. Refer to the specifications for each system component for more information.
LEGAL NOTICE
Security Cameras Direct products are designed to meet safety and performance standards with the use of specific
Security Cameras Direct authorized accessories. Security Cameras Direct disclaims liability associated with the use
of non-Security Cameras Direct authorized accessories.
The recording, transmission, or broadcast of any person’s voice without their consent or a court order is strictly
prohibited by law.
Security Cameras Direct makes no representations concerning the legality of certain product applications such
as the making, transmission, or recording of video and/or audio signals of others without their knowledge and/or
consent. We encourage you to check and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations
before engaging in any form of surveillance or any transmission of radio frequencies.
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Table of Contents
SECTION 1
SECTION 2
SECTION 3
SECTION 4
SECTION 5
SECTION 6
Systems Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 About this document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Getting Started: Unpacking the Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing Your System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.1 Camera installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.1.1 Camera placement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.1.2 Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.2 DVR installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
3.2.1 Controls and connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.2.2 DVR placement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.3 Connecting the system together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
DVR Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4.1 Login to the DVR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4.2 Configuring the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4.2.1 Setting the screen language and video system format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4.2.1 Setting the system time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4.2.2 Change the Admin and user1 passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.2.3 Add users to the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.2.4 Set HDD overwrite option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
4.3 Record configuration settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
4.4 Video configuration settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
4.4.1 Video setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4.5 Network configuration settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4.6 Alarm configuration settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4.6.1 Motion detection setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Networking Your DVR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
5.1 Configure the DVR for access on your home network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
5.1.1 Verify local network connectability with IE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
5.2 Accessing your DVR from the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Accessing Your DVR With a Web Browser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
6.1 Connecting to your DVR with IE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
6.2 Live screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6.3 Replay window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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6.4 Remote window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
6.5 Local setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
6.6 Logout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
KWeye Smartphone App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
7.1 Installing KWeye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
7.1.1 Installing KWeye in iPhone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
7.1.2 Installing KWeye in Android . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
7.2 Set up access to a DVR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
7.3 Using KWeye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
DVR System Menus Reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
8.1 Menu tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
8.1.1 Tool Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8.1.2 Menu options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8.2 System menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
8.2.1 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8.2.2 Video System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8.2.3 Time Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8.2.4 User management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
8.2.5 VOLUME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
8.2.6 HDD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
8.2.7 Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
8.2.8 Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
8.3 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
8.3.1 Record Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.2 Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.3 Bit-rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.4 Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.5 Frame Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.6 Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8.3.7 Packtime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
8.3.8 Record Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
8.4 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
8.4.1 Video Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
8.4.2 Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
8.4.3 Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX D
8.4.4 Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.4.5 Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.4.6 Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.4.7 Record Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.4.8 Margin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.4.9 Video Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.5 Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
8.5.1 Network Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.5.2 DDNS Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
8.5.3 Email Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.5.4 Mobile Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
8.6 Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
8.6.1 OUTPUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
8.6.2 DURATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
8.6.3 BUZZER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
8.6.4 PRERECORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
8.6.5 EXCEPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
8.6.6 I/O Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
8.6.7 Motion Detection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
8.7 PTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
8.7.1 Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.2 Protocol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.3 Baud Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.4 Data Bit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.5 Stop Bit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.6 Parity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.7.7 Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Off-loaded Video Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
DVR Compatible HDDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Compatible USB DVD Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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Systems Overview
Congratulations on purchasing your 4-Camera Day/Night H.264 Security System! Your system includes:
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4 – weatherproof 65’ day/night-vision color cameras. These cameras use the latest technology no-dye infrared (IR) LED
contrast-filtered glass to eliminate all IR bounceback, one of the common problems with IR cameras, giving you a clear view
under any lighting conditions. The weatherproof housings can withstand the harshest environments and work flawlessly
throughout the life of the camera.
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4–camera networkable digital video recorder (DVR) with a pre-installed 500GB hard drive. The DVR can be configured
and controlled locally, using the operator control panel and mouse or remote control, or across the Internet through the
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® (IE) browse.
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The DVR includes state-of-the-art H.264 compression technology to maximize your recording time and optimize your video
quality. H.264 compression saves hard drive space and supports faster data transfer. Data stored in the DVR can easily be
off-loaded via USB or across your network. (See the User Manual for more information.)
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Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, Google Android™, Symbian™, Windows® Mobile, and Blackberry® smartphones app
that let you monitor your home or business on the go from anywhere
1.1 About this document
This document includes a detailed guide to setting up a basic system. For specific instructions about installing your cameras, refer to
the documentation included with them.
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Getting Started: Unpacking the Equipment
Your system includes:
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1 – 4 channel H.264 networkable DVR w/ 500GB HD and power adapter (DVR4090N)
4 – IR Bullet Cameras w/ Brackets (CFC6042IR)
4 – 60’ video/power extension cables
1 – Camera power adapter with 5-way splitter
1 – User guide,
1 – USB mouse
Stand-alone User Manual
Mini-CD with smart phone applications
This document
Remove the equipment from its packaging and place it on a flat, clean surface. Inspect each item. If any visible damage is present,
contact your supplier or SCD for a replacement. Verify that your order is complete.
Cameras
Camera Mounting
Brackets
Power
Adapter
DVR
Remote
Control
5-way
Splitter
Video/Power
Extension Cables
Mouse
What you need
Although each security system installation is different, most require the following items not included with your system
components:
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Tools to install the cameras and route power and video cables
Fasteners to attach the cameras to the mounting surfaces
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A display device and cabling to connect it to the DVR. The DVR will connect directly to a VGA video monitor, or to a TV with a
BNC to RCA adapter and RCA cable. The display device is usually needed only for system setup. It can be disconnected when
the DVR is networked for access across a LAN or Internet.
Uninterruptible power supply (UPS). This device is used to ensure system stability during voltage surges, sags, and outages. If
a UPS is not available, a power strip with strong surge protection is highly recommended.
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Installing Your System
3.1 Camera installation
Your CFC6042IR camera is a precision instrument that will provide years of quality service when used properly. Included with each
camera is:
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An adjustable mounting bracket that can be attached to either the bottom or back of the camera.
60’ video and power cable
Adjustable
Sun Shield
IR Array
Lens
Light
Level
Sensor
Mounting
Bracket
Assembly
Lock
Nuts
Mounting
Plate
3.1.1 Camera placement
Plan your camera installation carefully. Identify the locations where cameras will provide the best coverage, considering:
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Field of view – Cameras must be positioned so they can effectively view the entire area that must be monitored, and in a
location that makes tampering with it difficult.
Lighting – Direct sunlight shining on the camera lens or bright reflections from shiny objects in the field of view can
diminish video quality and camera performance. Mount the camera in shaded areas, if possible, or where these influences
can be minimized.
Ease of installation – Must be able to install the camera at the location, considering mounting hardware requirements,
temperature, dust, moisture, etc.
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About weatherproof cameras
Weatherproof cameras can be mounted in any open area, such as on a telephone pole or on the side of a building. However, for best
results, we recommend you mount your cameras in a sheltered area, such as under the eave or roof of a building. Point the camera
in the direction you wish to observe. When routing cable near the camera, allow enough slack to form a U-shaped “drip loop” to
help direct moisture or rain water, that accumulates on the cable, away from the camera.
Drop
Cable
Drip Loop
NOTE
Cable connections are not weatherproof.
Video/power cables can be run almost anywhere, and are frequently routed through attics or above drop/acoustic ceilings because
of the ease of installation. For added security, we recommend you run your cables in areas with limited access to prevent tampering.
Avoid running the cable near high voltage appliances such as fluorescent lighting. Electrical noise and magnetic fields produced by
these devices may affect video signal quality.
A 60’ video/power extension cable is shipped with every camera in your system. 100’ and custom-length cables are also available
from Security Cameras Direct.
3.1.2 Mounting
1.
Using the camera bracket mounting assembly plate as a template, mark the location of the holes for the mounting screws on
the mounting surface.
2.
Drill holes into the mounting surface for the mounting screws, wall inserts, or other attachment hardware as needed.
3.
If you are routing the video/power drop cable through the mounting surface, drill a ¾” hole near the mounting plate for the
drop cable.
4.
Attach the mounting bracket to the mounting surface using appropriate fasteners.
5.
Attach the camera with the mounting bracket.
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6.
Point the camera at your surveillance target, then tighten the lock nuts to hold it in place. (Note: The direction the camera is
pointing may need correction when video from the camera is observed.)
7.
Route the camera drop cable through the hole drilled for it in the mounting surface, if used. If the camera is installed where
moisture may accumulate on it, leave a “drip loop” in the cable so that beads of water on the cable slide away from the
camera and the drop cable connectors.
8.
Attach a video/power extension cable to the camera drop cable (see diagram below). Note: When connecting the video
cables, fully rotate the lock ring to hold them together.
Power
Extension
Cable
Camera
Drop Cable
Lock Ring
Video
If the connectors might be exposed to moisture or other contaminants, seal them with electrical tape or use an equivalent
method.
9.
Route the other end of the video/power extension cable to the DVR backpanel.
10. Repeat this procedure for all of the cameras you are installing.
3.2 DVR installation
Your DVR is an advanced network video recorder that includes many features not covered in this guide. Please refer to the DVR User
Manual for additional information.
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3.2.1 Controls and connectors
DVR Front Panel
CH1 .. CH4
Camera Select
Single/Multi Camera
Display Toggle
Menu
Escape
Enter
Record
Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Control
Backup
Play/Pause
Button
Usage
o/
Toggles between single camera, multi-camera display.
CH1 .. CH4
Used to select the camera on channel 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Enter
Press to confirm a menu choice.
Infrared Sensor
Sensor for the remote control.
MENU
Opens the main menu window
ESC
Press to exit any active window.
REC
Use to start and stop manual recording.
BACKUP
Opens a video search and playback menu.
u/II
When a recorded file is selected, press this button to play. then press it again to pause playback.
PTZ
Used for pan/tilt/zoom control of cameras with this feature.
tqpu
Infrared
Sensor
tqpu Menu
Navigation
Buttons
Use these buttons to navigate through the menu system. Generally, use the t u buttons to move to selection boxes,
and use the q p to select submenu parameters.
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DVR Backpanel
IN1 - IN4
Audio In
USB
CH1 - CH4
Video In
Audio Out
Main Out
(BNC)
Main Out
(VGA)
LAN
Power
Alarm In/Out,
RS422/RS485
Connections
Power DC 12V
Connector
Usage
USB - MOUSE
Use these USB ports to connect a mouse, or a backup device such as a flash drive or DVD recorder.
AUDIO OUT
Audio output from channel AUDIO IN channels 1, 2, 3, or 4.
IN1 .. IN4 AUDIO IN
RCA audio input to audio channels 1, 2, 3, and 4.
CH1 .. CH4 VIDEO IN
BNC video input to video channels 1, 2, 3, and 4.
MAIN OUT
BNC composite video output to display device (75Ω, 1V p-p).
MAIN OUT VGA
Standard VGA output to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
LAN
Standard RJ45 Ethernet 10BaseT, 100BaseT port with auto detect.
ALARM IN, ALARM OUT,
RS422 RS485
Use these connectors to attach external sensor devices, alarm reporting devices, and devices with an RS422 or RS485 control
interface, such as PTZ cameras. See the DVR Uer Manual for more information.
DC 12V
Connect to 12 VDC power adapter.
POWER
Power switch to turn the unit on and off.
3.2.2 DVR placement
Your monitoring and recording equipment is central to constant surveillance and the reliable capture of video evidence. SCD strongly
suggests that it be installed in a secure location with access limited to authorized personnel.
DVRs generate heat and should be placed in a ventilated area. A high temperature environment will reduce the life span and
reliability of the equipment. Additionally, the DVR is not weatherproof, so avoid exposure to liquids and excessive dust. Do not place
objects along the sides or behind the DVR that will block airflow through the unit.
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Uninterruptible power supplies
It is strongly suggested that power to the system be routed through an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). These devices will keep
your security system running through most power outages, in addition to providing excellent surge and sag protection. The UPS
should support your video recorder and all cameras to ensure normal operation during abnormal power conditions.
3.3 Connecting the system together
All connections to the DVR are made on the back of the unit.
Camera
Drop Cable
Video/Power
Extension Cable
VGA Cable
Mouse
To UPS/
120 VAC
Power Adapter
5-Way
Power
Splitter
To 120 VAC
Monitor Power
Interconnection Diagram
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1.
Connect the system mouse to the USB connector labeled MOUSE.
2.
Connect the camera video signal cables (BNC connectors) to the VIDEO IN CH1 to CH4 connectors
3.
Connect a display device to the DVR. If using a VGA monitor for a display, connect it to the VGA MAIN OUT connector. If using
the BNC MAIN OUT connector to drive a display such as a TV, attach the appropriate cables between the BNC MAIN OUT and
your display device.
4.
Connect the 5-way power splitter to the power adapter, then:
a.
Connect the lead marked DVR POWER to the DC 12V connector on the DVR backpanel. Ensure that the POWER
switch on the DVR is off.
b.
Connect the other leads of the splitter to the mating connectors on the video/power extension cables routed to the
cameras.
5.
Connect the power cord to the power adapter and plug it into a standard grounded 120 VAC power source through a UPS or
surge protector.
6.
Power on your display device.
7.
Power on the DVR using the POWER switch on the backpanel. A startup “Loading” screen will appear on the display. After a
few seconds, the screen will change to the camera view screen.
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Note: The images you see from your cameras may be different from those shown here.
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DVR Setup
Setting up your DVR includes logging into your DVR, setting the clock, setting administrator and user account passwords, and
setting up scheduled and/or automated motion recording.
4.1 Login to the DVR
Two access accounts are preset in your system: Admin and user1. With the Admin login, you can make configuration changes to
the system, create user accounts and passwords, and control the privileges allotted to each account. With the factory default user1
account login you cannot make configuration changes or create accounts, but can change your own password. The factory default
Admin and user1 account passwords are:
Admin: user1: 888888
666666
To log into the system:
1.
Power on the DVR and wait until it advances to the camera view screen. A typical camera view screen is shown below.
Image from
Channel 1
Camera
2.
Press the MENU button on the front panel twice, or right-click the mouse twice anywhere on the screen. An Input
Password window will appear.
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Confirm entry
3.
Click the q icons to the right of the User Name field parameter field and select Admin. To make configuration changes to
the system, you must login to the Admin account.
4.
Using the mouse, click the entry field on the PASSWORD line, then click the number buttons that appear to enter the account
password. For example, to enter the default Admin password, 888888, click the “8” button six times.
5.
Click the a (check mark) icon in the lower right corner of the window to confirm your entry and enter the login information.
A tool bar icon strip will appear at the bottom of the screen.
4.2 Configuring the system
Basic system configuration settings include setting the screen language, video system format, system time, creating users,
initializing the hard disk drive (HDD), and setting up automated recording.
1.
If the system is not running, power on the DVR and wait until it completes initialization.
2.
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, or press the MENU button. A status bar will appear.
3.
Compare the DVR system date and time shown on the Status Bar with an accurate clock.
System Date and Time
Remaining HDD Recording TIme
Status Bar
Note: To see an accurate clock, access a reliable Internet time server, such as tf.nist.gov
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Right-click the mouse anywhere on the screen again. The Status bar will change to a Tools Bar or a login window. If a LOGIN
window opens, log in to the system as an Admin (see above).
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Manual Record /
System Settings Stop Manual Record
Play
Auto
Sequence
Keylock
Mute On/Off
PTZ
Advance
EZoom
Tool Bar
5.
Click the Settings button on the Tool Bar.
4.2.1 Setting the screen language and video system format
1.
In the Settings window SYSTEM tab, click the q icon at the right end of the LANGUAGE line. Select (click) the screen
language you prefer from the dropdown list.
2.
If the VIDEO SYSTEM option does not indicate NTSC, click the q icon at the right end of the VIDEO SYSTEM line, then
select NTSC from the dropdown list.
4.2.1 Setting the system time
1.
On the TIME line, click the >> icon to open the TIME SETUP window.
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2.
Click the q icon at the right end of the DATE FORMAT line. Select the format you prefer: MM/DD/YY, YY-MM-DD, or
DD-MM-YY.
3.
Click the entry on the DATE line. Click the t or u icons to highlight a digit of the date, then click the number value of the
digit To complete the entry and close the virtual keyboard, click the = button.
4.
Click the q icon at the right end of the TIME FORMAT line. Select the format you prefer: 12 hour or 24 hour.
5.
Click the entry on the TIME line. Click the t or u icons to highlight a digit of the current time, then click the number value
of the digit. To complete the entry, click the = button.
6.
If you selected a 12 hour time format, click the q icon on the line below the TIME entry, then select either AM or PM.
7.
On the DST line, click the >> icon to open the DST (ON/OFF) option window. If you select ON, a DST setup window will
open. Use the method like that detailed above to setup the DST start and end time, then click the confirm entry check ( a)
in the lower right corner to confirm your entries.
8.
Click the CONFIRM button in the NOTE window.
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4.2.2 Change the Admin and user1 passwords
Changing the default Admin and user1 account passwords from their initial (default) value adds security to your system. The
factory default account names and their passwords are:
Admin: user1: 888888
666666
To change these passwords:
1.
With the system powered on, right click twice on the desktop or press the menu button on the front panel twice, then log
into the system as the Admin (if a password login is required).
2.
Click the Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
1.
On the USER line, click the >> icon to open the USER MANAGEMENT window.
2.
On the CHANGE PASSWORD line, click the >> icon to open the CHANGE PASSWORD window.
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3.
Click the q icon at the right end of the USER NAME line. From the dropdown list, select Admin.
4.
Click the OLD PASSWORD entry field, then enter the current Admin password using the virtual keyboard.
5.
Enter both the NEW PASSWORD and CONFIRM PASSWORD fields with a different password. Passwords cannot be more
than 6 digits in length.
6.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
7.
Repeat steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 above to change the user1 password.
4.2.3 Add users to the system
1.
On the SYSTEM tab USER line, click the >> icon to open the USER MANAGEMENT window.
2.
In the USER MANAGEMENT window, click the >> icon on the ADD USER line.
3.
Click the entry field on the USER NAME line to open a virtual keyboard. Click the letters and numbers to enter a username,
then click the = icon to close the keyboard.
4.
Enter both the PASSWORD and CONFIRM PASSWORD fields with a password for the user. Passwords cannot be more than
6 digits in length.
5.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
6.
Press the MENU button on the front panel or right click on the desktop to return to the USER MANAGEMENT window.
7.
In the USER MANAGEMENT window, click the >> icon on the SET PERMISSIONS line.
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8.
Click the q icon at the right end of the USERS line. From the dropdown list, select the name of the user you just created.
9.
Click the OPT checkboxes to assign permissions to the new user.
10.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
11.
Press the MENU button on the front panel to return to the USER MANAGEMENT window, then press the MENU button again
to return to the SETTINGS window SYSTEM tab.
4.2.4 Set HDD overwrite option
1.
On the SYSTEM tab HDD line, click the >> icon to open the HDD MANAGEMENT window.
2.
Click the q icon at the right end of the OVERWRITE line. From the dropdown list, select the option you prefer:
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Close: When the HDD becomes full, no additional recordings are written to the HDD.
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Overwrite: Recordings on the HDD are overwritten when the HDD becomes full. The oldest recording is overwritten
first.
1 HOUR .. 90 DAYS: Recordings are overwritten when older than the time selected.
3.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
4.
Press the MENU button on the front panel or click on the desktop to return to the SYSTEM tab.
4.3 Record configuration settings
The recording settings of each camera channel can be specified separately or collectively. These settings, including the recording
schedule for each channel, are setup through the Record tab.
1.
Click the Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
2.
Click RECORD to open the RECORD settings menu.
3.
Click the q icon at the right end of the CHANNEL line. From the dropdown list, select the number of the camera channel
you want to setup, or select ALL to configure all channels with the same settings.
4.
Click the q icon at the right end of the RECORD line. From the dropdown list, select DISABLE, or ENABLE to record video
from the channel.
5.
Click the q icon at the right end of the BITRATE line. Select GOOD, NORMAL, or LOW. A GOOD bitrate produces the best
recording quality, but uses more processing power and hard disk space.
6.
Click the q icon at the right end of the RESOLUTION line. From the dropdown list, select D1 (720 × 486), HD1 (720 ×
240), or CIF (352 × 288).
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Click the q icon at the right end of the FRAME RATE line. From the dropdown list, select a number between 1 and 30
(frames per second). The higher the frame rate (30 fps), the smoother the video motion. However, higher frame rates
consume storage space faster.
8.
Click the q icon at the right end of the PACKTIME line. From the dropdown list, select either 15, 30, 45, or 60 (minutes).
Packtime is the time length of video file segments that are off-loaded (backed up).
9.
Click the q icon at the right end of the RECORD MODE line. From the dropdown list, select either ALWAYS or SCHEDULE.
ALWAYS causes the DVR to record continuously. Selecting SCHEDULE allows you to open a window to configure the DVR to
record by the hour of the day and day of the week, either by motion sensing, continuous recording, or not recording. See
Scheduled recording below.
10. If you are configuring the camera channels differently, repeat this procedure for the other camera channels.
Scheduled recording
If the RECORD MODE -SCHEDULE is selected:
11.
Click the >> icon on the RECORD tab to open the RECORD SCHEDULE SETUP window.
12. Click the q icon at the right end of the CHANNEL line. From the dropdown list, select the channel number to apply the
recording schedule to, or select ALL to apply the schedule to all cameras.
13. At the bottom of the window, click either the MD (motion detection) or NORMAL (continuous recording) checkbox, then click
a box in the time array to apply that method of recording to that timeslot.
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In the example above, NORMAL recording was scheduled for Monday through Friday between 7 AM and 6 PM. MD recording
was scheduled for Monday through Friday between 4 AM and 7 AM and between 6 PM and 9 PM, and on Saturday and
Sunday between 4 AM and 9 PM.
14. Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
15. If you setup the record schedule for a single channel, repeat this procedure to setup the other camera channels.
16. Press the MENU button on the front panel to return to the RECORD tab.
4.4 Video configuration settings
The video configuration settings affect the appearance of the camera video on the monitor. The configuration can be se setup for
each individual camera, or the same settings can be applied to all cameras.
1.
Click the Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
2.
Click VIDEO to open the VIDEO settings menu.
3.
Click the q icon at the right end of the CHANNEL line. From the dropdown list, select the number of the camera channel
you want to setup, or select ALL to configure all channels.
4.
Initially, camera channels are named CH1 .. CH4. You can change the name of the channel by clicking on the entry field on the
NAME line to open a virtual keyboard. Use the keyboard to enter a new name, if needed, then click the = button to close the
keyboard.
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5.
Click the q icon at the right end of the POSITION line. The position option selects where the camera channel NAME
appears on the live display. Choose one of the flowing: U-L (upper left), D-L (lower left), U-R (upper right), or D-R (lower
right).
6.
Click the q icon at the right end of the LIVE line. In the dropdown list, select ON (to view video from the camera on the
Live screen), or OFF.
7.
On the COLOR line, click the >> icon to open the COLOR SETUP window.
The COLOR SETUP window is superimposed on the video image from the camera channel you selected. Adjust the markers
for the HUE, BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, and SATURATION to produce the best picture from the camera.
8.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
9.
If you setup the record schedule for a single channel, repeat this procedure to setup the record schedule for other channels.
4.4.1 Video setup
The VIDEO SETUP menu provides configuration settings for the monitor screen resolution, sequential live view settings, and video
blocking.
1.
Click the Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
2.
Click VIDEO to open the VIDEO settings menu.
3.
On the VIDEO SETUP line, click the >> icon to open the VIDEO SETUP menu.
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4.
Click the q icon at the right end of the VGA line. Select one of the options: 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024. NOTE: Changing this
setting from the current value will cause a DVR restart.
5.
Click the entry field on the SEQUENTIAL TIME line, then enter a number between 1 and 300 (seconds). This option sets the
pause duration when sequentially displaying the live video from each camera in full screen.
Video blocking
For security or privacy reasons, some areas of the video fields of view are blocked. To setup the blocking:
1.
In the VIDEO SETUP menu, click the q icon at the right end of the CHANNEL line, then select a video channel number from
the dropdown list.
2.
On the VIDEO SETUP / AREA COVERED line, click the >> icon. Video from the camera will appear in full screen mode.
3.
Block areas of the video image by pressing the left mouse button and dragging to create a box over the areas you want to
block. In the following image, two block boxes cover windows for privacy.
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Privacy
Blocks
After the block is created, it can be repositioned by dragging it with a mouse.
To remove a block, double click on it.
4.
Right click anywhere on the desktop to return to the VIDEO SETUP menu.
5.
Click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the Confirm button in the Note window.
6.
Repeat this procedure for the other camera channels, if necessary.
4.5 Network configuration settings
Use the NETWORK menu to configure your DVR for use on a LAN, for access through the Internet, for access from a smartphone, and
for issuing automated email when alarm conditions occur.
Refer to the Chapter 4, Networking your DVR for configuring your system for local LAN and Internet access. For other network
settings, including DDNS, EMAIL, MOBILE, and OTHER SETTINGS, refer to the chapter DVR System Menus.
NOTE
The default IP addresses and port settings of your DVR may be different from those shown in this document. Always use
network settings that are compatible with your network(s).
4.6 Alarm configuration settings
Use the ALARM menu to configure your DVR for behavior when the hard disk drive becomes full, and for motion detection
sensitivity of each channel.
1.
Click the Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
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2.
Click the ALARM tab to open the ALARM settings menu.
3.
Click the q icon at the right end of the DURATION line. From the dropdown list, select either 30 SEC .. 5 MIN. This option
sets the recording time length after an alarm recording is activated.
4.
Click the q icon at the right end of the BUZZER line. From the dropdown list, select either OFF, or 5 SEC .. 60 SEC. This
option sets the buzzer sounding time when the alarm is triggered.
5.
Click the q icon at the right end of the PRERECORD line. From the dropdown list, select either OFF or 5 SEC. This option
disables or enables recording 5 seconds of video before the alarm occurred.
6.
Click the >> icon on the EXCEPTION line to open the EXCEPTION ALARM menu.
7.
Click the >> icon at the right end of the HDD FULL line. This feature enables the buzzer sound when the HDD is nearly full.
Select either OFF, 1 G (remaining), 5 G ,10 G, 1 HOUR, 5 HOUR , 10 HOUR, or 20 HOUR.
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8.
Click the checkbox to the right of the HDD LOSS label to enable this alarm. When the HDD is not available, this feature will
sound the buzzer and place the on the desktop.
9.
Click the checkbox to the right of the VIDEO LOSS label to enable this alarm. When a video signal from a channel is not
detected, this feature will sound the buzzer and place the Video Loss label in the channel LIVE view window.
10. After configuring your network settings, click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, click the
Confirm button in the Note window.
11.
Press the MENU button on the front panel, or right click anywhere to return to the ALARM menu.
4.6.1 Motion detection setup
Motion detection can be configured for each channel individually, or you can apply the same settings to all channels at one time.
1.
On the ALARM tab menu, click the >> icon on the MOTION line to open the MOTION DETECTION menu.
2.
Click the q icon at the right end of the CHANNEL line. From the dropdown list, select the camera channel number you
want to setup, or select ALL to configure all channels.
3.
Click the q icon at the right end of the SWITCH line. From the dropdown list, select ON or OFF to enable or disable motion
detection on the channel(s).
4.
Click the q icon at the right end of the SENSITIVITY line. From the dropdown list, select 1 .. 8 to set the level of sensitivity.
1 is highest, 8 is lowest. High sensitivity may cause an alarm when a small object, such as a bird or mouse, passes through
the field of view, whereas the lowest sensitivity level may be appropriate for detecting only cars that pass by. This setting is
dependent on the what you want to detect, and usually requires testing to find the best value.
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5.
Click the >> icon on the MD AREA line to specify the areas where of the screen where motion should be sensed. Defining
only these areas (and ignoring other areas) of the field of view improves the performance of the DVR.
The Motion Detection setup screen is partitioned into a grid of 10 x 15 blocks. Motion sensing in each block can be toggled
on and off by clicking the block area. Initially, all blocks are shaded purple, indicating that motion sensing is disabled
everywhere.
To enable blocks (areas) for motion sensing, click the block, or use the mouse to drag a rectangle over areas you want to
enable. The shading will disappear for areas selected for motion detection. To disable an area selected, click on it.
Motion Sensing
Disabled
Motion Sensing
Enabled
6.
After the motion sensing areas are selected (unshaded), right click to return to the MOTION DETECTION SETUP menu.
7.
Check the box to right of the RECORD label to enable recording when motion is detected.
8.
Check the box to right of the BUZZER label to sound the buzzer when motion is detected.
9.
Check the box to right of the PRERECORD label to add the previous 5 seconds of video from the camera to the motion
detection recording.
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10. Check the box to right of the EMAIL label to send an email when motion is sensed. To use this feature, the EMAIL
configuration settings in the NETWORK tab must be configured.
11.
After configuring your motion detection settings, click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then
click the Confirm button in the Note window.
12. Repeat the steps above for the other camera channels.
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Networking Your DVR
Your DVR supports highly flexible networking configurations including an Ethernet connection, such as to a home network with
a broadband router and modem, and a PPoE connection for ADSL dial-up. In this section, only general guidelines for the setup of
a DVR on a simple Ethernet broadband home network are included. For detailed procedures of Ethernet connections, or for other
network configurations, refer to the User Manual. If you encounter problems you cannot resolve, contact the Security Cameras Direct
Support team at 1.800.316.6027.
Home networks
A typical home network includes router, one or more computers, and a broadband modem for access to an internet service provider
(ISP) and the internet. The DVR attaches to the network like a computer, except that it has preset IP address settings that must be
configured for your network.
DVR
DVR Monitor
Router
Home Network
Computer
Broadband
Modem
Home Network
Web Connected
Computer
Setting up the DVR on the home network requires configuring it with IP address settings that are compatible with your network,
and connecting an Ethernet cable between the DVR and the router. Once setup, your security system can be monitored and
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controlled from any computer on the network with the Microsoft® Internet Explorer (IE) browser software on a Microsoft Windows®
XP system or newer.
After the DVR is setup on your home network, usually the router can be configured so that the DVR is accessible from a computer
on the Internet or from a smartphone. Although most routers perform similar functions, the specific procedures to configure them
vary widely. However, the documentation provided with your router, with the general guidelines included here, should enable you
to setup your DVR for web access.
5.1 Configure the DVR for access on your home network
To setup your DVR on the network without conflicting with other devices, configure the network settings of your DVR before
physically connecting it to the network. Network conflicts occur when two devices on the network have the same IP address. The
screens shown here were taken from a Windows XP system:
1.
Determine the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway of your home computer (PC) and record it in Table 1. To get this
information, do the following at the Windows desktop:
a.
Open the Windows Start menu and click Run to open the Run dialog box.
b.
Type cmd in the entry field and then click OK to open the DOS command window.
c.
At the command prompt, enter ipconfig. The PC will display Ethernet data associated with your Ethernet adapter
local area network (LAN) connection.
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Example: Typical use of ipconfig in Windows XP
d.
Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway for your PC’s Ethernet adapter into Table 1.
The Ethernet adapter data you see by using ipconfig will probably be different from that shown in the example above.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, the IP address is identified as the “IPv4 Address.”
NOTE
Table 1.PC/DVR network settings
Computer (PC)
DVR
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
2.
At your PC, find an IP address on your network that is not in use:
a.
Write down the EXACT IP address of your PC up to the third/last period. Using the example shown above in the screen
capture of ipconfig, this number would be: 192.168.1.
b.
After the third period, choose any number between 1 and 255 that is different from the one in your PC’s IP address,
168. As a first try, let’s choose 100, which will form the IP address 192.168.1.100.
c.
Next, use the ping command in the DOS window to see if that IP address is in use on your network. The format of the
ping command is:
ping <IP address> For this example here, we entered: ping 192.168.1.100
To test your IP address, enter ping 192.168.1.100. Any reply received from the ping indicates that a device on the
network is already using this IP address and you can connect to it.
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d.
Examine the screen capture shown above. If the response to the ping command was “Request timed out.” like
that shown above, use this IP address for your DVR, enter into Table 1, skip steps 2.e and continue at step 2.f.
If the response to the ping command was “Reply from 192.168.1.100: ..” as shown below, a device exists on the
network that is using this IP address. If so, continue at step 2.e.
3.
e.
Since the response to ping test returned a reply as shown above, try the ping with another number between 1 and
255 until one is found that responds with the “Request timed out.” message. Use this IP address with your DVR and
enter it into Table 1.
f.
In table 1, copy the PC’s Subnet Mask and Default Gateway entries into the DVR’s Subnet Mask and Default
Gateway cells.
At your DVR, click the System Settings icon on the Tool Bar to open the SYSTEM tab window.
System Settings
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4.
Click NETWORK to open the NETWORK settings menu.
NOTE
The default IP addresses and port settings of your DVR may be different from those shown in this document. Always use
network settings that are compatible with your network(s).
5.
On the NETWORK line, click the >> icon to open the NETWORK SETUP menu.
6.
Click the q icon at the right end of the TYPE line. From the dropdown list, select either DHCP, PPPOE, or STATIC for the IP
network setup. If you select DHCP or PPPOE, the DVR will acquire its network settings automatically. If you select STATIC, you
can configure your network settings manually by clicking on the entry field and using the virtual keyboard to enter data. See
the following screen capture.
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NOTE
The MEDIA PORT, WEB PORT, and SETUP PORT numbers do not need to be changed unless these ports are used by other
devices on your network.
7.
Use the values in Table 1 to configure your DVR with a DNS address, IP ADDRESS. SUBNET MASK, and GATEWAY address. You
can also use any other values that are compatible with your local network.
8.
After configuring your network settings, click the confirm icon ( a) in the lower right corner of the screen, then click the
Confirm button in the Note window.
9.
Press the MENU button on the front panel, or right click anywhere to return to the SETTINGS menu.
10. At the SETTINGS menu, click the SYSTEM tab, then click the >> icon on the MAINTENANCE line.
11.
Click the >> icon on the REBOOT line, then follow the on-screen prompts to reboot your DVR.
12. Connect an Ethernet cable between the LAN port on the back of your DVR and any open port on your router.
13. At your PC, use the ping command with your DVR’s IP address to confirm that you can connect to your DVR from your PC. At
the DOS prompt in the Command window, enter:
ping <IP address>
where <IP address> is the new DVR IP address. For example, if your DVR’s IP address is now 192.168.1.100, enter
ping 192.168.1.100
14. Examine the response to the ping command. If the response is “Reply from ...” and NOT “Request timed out.” as before,
your DVR is now configured on the network.
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5.1.1 Verify local network connectability with IE
After your DVR is setup on a local network, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is used to verify connectability across the LAN. It also
increases flexibility for monitoring and configuring your security system.
Before you can connect to the DVR with IE, the (default) security settings in IE are modified and an additional software is installed.
1.
At your PC, load IE.
2.
Open the IE Tools pull-down menu and select Internet Options. Click the Security tab.
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3.
Click the Custom Level... button. In the Settings list, change the following settings to Enable:
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Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting
Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
Binary and script behaviors
Download signed ActiveX controls
Download unsigned ActiveX controls
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
Click OK, then click YES in the Warning window.
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In the Internet Options window, click Apply, then click OK to close the window.
NOTE
4.
In the IE URL field, enter the IP address assigned to your DVR with the WEB PORT number configured in your DVR (in the
example above, the default WEB PORT is 8090). Using the example shown above, enter:
192.168.1.100:8090
NOTE
5.
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If your computer operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7, User Account Control can interfere with the normal operation
of the DVR user interface. To disable UAC, open the Control Panel > User Account > User Account window, clear the Use User
Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, then click OK. A computer restart may be required.
After sending the URL, IE may prompt you to load the Chinese Simplified language pack. You can click Install or Cancel. If you click
Cancel, the message will reappear again when you logout and login.
During the first connection to an ECO4 series DVR, a security warning to install software appears. Click Install and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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6.
When the Login screen opens in the browser, enter the administrator USER ID and PASSWORD, then click Login. The
default values for the administrator account are Admin and 888888.
7.
After login, the DVR web display will appear. To see images from the cameras connected to your DVR, click the Open All
button in the lower left corner of the screen.
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NOTE
When viewing the DVR network browser interface, if the webpage appears normal but the camera images are scrambled, check
your computer’s video adapter settings, or call Security Cameras Direct Support team at 1.800.316.6027 for assistance.
5.2 Accessing your DVR from the Internet
The remote viewing capabilities of your DVR allow you to access and control it from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Your
DVR must be setup on a LAN before this capability can be enabled, and the LAN must have a high-speed connection to the Internet
for efficient data transfer to occur. This procedure requires that the network router be configured for port forwarding to your DVR.
Only general instructions for setting up this capability are included here.
NOTE
1.
Security Cameras Direct provides complete technical support for viewing your DVR within your LAN. However our support team
cannot assure complete technical assistance for products from other manufacturers, such as routers and modems. Refer to your
product documentation, or contact your service provider for support on setting up port forwarding.
Configure your router for port forwarding to the DVR using the network information included in Table 1. For instructions,
refer to the user documentation for your router and/or the information and service provided at http://portforward.com.
Port forwarded for the DVR:
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By default, your DVR uses port 8090 for the web port, 9000 for the Media port, 10510 for the Mobile server port, and 8000 for
the Setup port. If any of these ports are used by to another device on your network, configure your DVR to use a different port.

Do not assign the ports used by your DVR for Web, Media, Setup or Mobile to any other device on your local network. Also, when
CAUTION choosing a port for port forwarding an Internet connection to your DVR, do not use any of these ports, or other ports on your
network already in use.
2.
Determine if your router/modem has a dynamic IP address (one that can change arbitrarily, often used by internet service
providers (ISPs) for cable/DSL modems) or static IP address (unchanging). If you are unsure, contact your ISP for this
information. If you use a dynamic IP address for your modem, go to step 4.
3.
To find the static IP address assigned to your LAN, go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ from a PC on the same network
(LAN) as your DVR. The IP address displayed is the IP address you will use to log in remotely. Keep this in your records. Skip
to step 6.
Static IP Address:
4.
If you have a dynamic IP address, it is convenient and recommended to use a dynamic name server service, such as http://
www.dyn.com/ (a free service), to setup a remote connection with a fixed hostname to your DVR. To setup an account,
follow the instructions on the website.
5.
Whether you have a static IP address, or you set up a Dyn account for a dynamic IP address, the following are different ways
to view your DVR from a PC on the Internet:
a.
In the URL field of your Internet browser, enter the current IP address of your modem with router port number (port
forwarded for your DVR) assigned to your DVR in the format: http://<IP address:port> For example, if the IP
address of your modem is 190.180.170.32 and the port forward number is 85, enter: http://190.180.170.32:85
b.
Access the DVR using your Dyn account and hostname.
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SECTION 6
Accessing Your DVR With a Web Browser
After your DVR is “networked” for LAN and Internet access, it can be monitored and configured remotely. Also, you can search for
and download video clips to your remote computer. The examples presented herein access the DVR through the Microsoft Internet
Explorer (IE) browser.
6.1 Connecting to your DVR with IE
There are different ways to connect to your DVR, depending on how it is networked.
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If the computer you are using to access your DVR is on the same local network as your DVR, you can access it with Microsoft
Internet Explorer (IE ) using placing the IP address and Webport of the DVR in the IE URL field. For example, the URL address
HTTP://192.168.1.100:8090 uses an IP address of 192.168.1.100 and a webport number of 8090.
If you are accessing your DVR from the internet, the network modem/router where your DVR is installed is 77. 67.214.84, and
your DVR is configured on the router port of 2000, the URL for your DVR would be HTTP:// 77. 67.214.84:2000.
If the Internet Service Provider you are using assigns a dynamic (changing) IP address to your modem/router (typical), you
can establish a fixed URL for your modem/router using a web-based service such as DynDNS.com. With that service, your
DVR might be addressed as HTTP://JDSmithDVR.dyndns.com.
After connecting to your DVR with IE, a login window will appear.
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In the Login window, enter a USER ID and PASSWORD, then click LOGIN. The USER ID “Admin” has complete privileges to manage
the DVR remotely. The default password for USER ID Admin is “888888”.
6.2 Live screen
After logging in to your DVR, the Live screen will appear. The Live screen displays real-time video from the DVR.
Stop View
Snap
Record
1-Channel
View
4-Channel
View
Full Screen
Using the buttons in the right frame, you can stop viewing live video, snap a photo of one of the video channels, or record video
from all channels. You can also view all four channels at the same time (see above screen capture), only one channel on the screen,
or expand one channel to fill your monitor screen.
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Stop View: Click the Stop View icon to stop viewing live video.
Snap: Click the Snap icon to capture a photo of the selected video channel. To select a video channel on a multi-channel
display, click the image. The selected channel is framed with a blue border. The photo is saved in JPG format at the location
shown in the pop-up window.
Record: Click the Record icon to record the channels displayed. Each channel is recorded individually. Recordings are saved
in the location shown in the pop-up window. These video files are saved in AVI format, and can be played with any AVI
compatible player such as HsPlayer (provided on the mini-CD with your DVR), VLC Media Player, or Windows Media Player.
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6.3 Replay window
The Replay window enables you to play and download recorded video. To use this feature:
1.
In the calendar frame, click the date when the video was recorded. In the following example, September 15, 2011 was
selected.
2.
From the list that appears, click the label for video file you want to play or download. The labels indicate the time of day
when the video was recorded, the channel that was recorded, and the size of the video clip.
3.
Click the PLAY button at the bottom of the screen. Use the play control buttons below the view window to control the
playback.
To download the video clip to your computer, click DOWNLOAD. The clip will be saved in the location specified in the
LOCAL SETTING screen, the download progress will appear at the bottom of the view window, and the path and name to
the video file will be displayed with the download is complete.
4.
Click on another file to play, or click the T icon in the upper-right corner to close the Replay window before selecting
another screen or window.
6.4 Remote window
The Remote window allows you to configure your DVR from your local computer if you logged in with the Admin USER ID. To expand
the menu tree and open a configuration menu, click the “plus” box to expand the tree, then click the menu you want to see.
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The options on these screens are identical to those in the DVR menu system. Refer to the chapters Installing the System and
DVR Menu System in this document for more information. After making changes to a Remote setting menu, click the SETUP
button at the bottom of the window to commit the changes.
Click the T icon in the upper-right corner to close the Remote Setting window before selecting another screen or window.
6.5 Local setting
In the Local Setting window, you can specify the locations on your computer where you want to save the recordings, frames, and
files from your DVR.
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Click the T icon in the upper-right corner to close the Remote Setting window before selecting another screen or window.
6.6 Logout
Clicking LOGOUT returns you to the USER LOGIN screen.
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SECTION 7
KWeye Smartphone App
KWeye is a free smartphone app for use with your Security Camera Direct model DVR4090N, DVR8090N, and DVR1690N DVRs. Its
features include:
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Compatible with most models of these phones: Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Google Android, Symbian, Windows
Mobile, Blackberry
Unlimited video on cellular and WiFi networks
Supports multi-channel video encoders and Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) controlled cameras
Support for authentication
Direct stream connection (video does not pass through a 3rd party server)
Snapshot capability (while viewing live stream) to save to your local photo gallery
Support for landscape and portrait views
Ability to change IP address and port as needed for internal and remote users
This guide includes installation and use of KWeye with the Apple and Google smartphones. For more information, go to:
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iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kweye/id412413785
Android phones: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.KWeye
For other smartphones, contact Security Cameras Direct Support team at: 1.800.316.6027
To use this application, your DVR network must be setup to allow access from the Internet.
7.1 Installing KWeye
7.1.1Installing KWeye in iPhone
KWeye can be acquired from the iTunes App Store > Productivity group. It can be downloaded and installed directly to your
iPhone, or downloaded into a computer with iTunes, then installed on your iPhone. Before downloading applications from the App
Store you must create a store account.
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To download and install KWeye directly to your iPhone:
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Connect your iPhone to a high-speed network, such as a WiFi network (to shorten download time).
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Open the App Store application on your iPhone, then search for kweye.
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Download and install KWeye as you would any application.
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App Found
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Ready to Install
Installed
To download KWeye to your computer then install it on your iPhone:
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Download and Install the latest version of Apple iTunes if not already installed. You can download iTunes from
ww.apple.com/itunes/ A computer restart may be required.
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Open iTunes.
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Click the iTunes Store item in the list on the left, then login to your iTunes Store account. If you don’t have an iTunes
Store account, follow the on-screen instructions to create one.
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In the Search Store field in the upper right corner of the screen, enter kweye.
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After KWeye is found, click the Free App button, then click Buy in the popup window to download the application.
KWeye will appear in your iTunes LIBRARY > Apps list.
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After downloading the app, attach your iPhone to your computer, sync the application to your phone.
7.1.2Installing KWeye in Android
To install applications using Android Market perform the following steps:
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With your Android phone, go to the Applications menu and open Android Market.
Search for the application kweye
When the application is found, click on the KWeye icon to display details of the app.
To install KWeye, click Install and follow the on-screen instructions.
7.2 Set up access to a DVR
Usage and functionality of the KWeye app is the same on both iPhone and Android phones. However, the screens vary slightly
between the two systems. To use KWeye:
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Tap the KWeye icon
to open the app. The KWeye splash screen will appear.
(NOTE: The following images were captured from an Android smartphone. iPhone screens are functionally identical.)
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iPhone
KWeye Initial
Screen
Android
KWeye Initial
Screen
Settings
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Tap the Settings icon. The splash screen will change to the
Settings screen.
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In the Device Info fields, enter the appropriate information for
your DVR:
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Address: IP address used to connect to your DVR modem
from the Internet, or the URL of the DynDNS server you use.
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Port: Port number configured in the DVR’s network setup
submenu. The default port number is 7050.
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DeviceName: A name you use to identify your DVR.
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UserName and Password: Enter the username and
password you use to log into your DVR. NOTE: You may
have to slide the screen up to display the UserName and
Password fields.
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After completing the entries in the Settings menu, tap the Back button to test the settings and connect to your DVR. When
connecting to your DVR, the Device Info settings will be logged in the History screen for easy retrieval.
7.3 Using KWeye
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If KWeye is not running, tap the KWeye icon
to open the app. The KWeye History screen will appear.
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In the History screen, tap the entry for the DVR you want to connect. The Settings screen will open.
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To use the Device Info in the Settings screen to access your DVR, tap the Back button in the upper left corner.
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Tap the Play button to start watching video from the DVR.
PTZ Controls:
Direction,
Zoom, Iris,
Focus
Play/Stop
Select
Channel
Switch
Channel
Group
Snapshot Settings SW Information
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To view a particular camera, tap the Select Channel button for the camera channel. If you are connected to an 8- and
16-channel system and the channel button is not shown, tap a Switch Channel Group icon (next group,
, or
previous group
), to change the Select Channel buttons until the channel number is shown, then tap the button for
the channel.
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Rotate the phone 1/4 turn for a landscape view of the channel.
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To restore the app control buttons, orient the phone for a portrait view.
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To exit the application, press the smartphone Home or Back button.
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SECTION 8
DVR System Menus Reference
This section includes a detailed description of the DVR menu system. It is included for reference only.
8.1 Menu tree
Device ID
Password
Language
Video System
Time
User
System
HDD
Volume
Maintenance
System Settings
Play
Information
Record
Channel
Manual Record
Name
Mute On/Off
Position
Keylock
Tool Bar
Live
PTZ
Video
Auto Sequence
Color
Ezoom
Advanced
PIP 1x1
Audio
Remote
View
Channel
Record
Bitrate
Resolution
Framerate
Audio
Packtime
Record Mode
DDNS
Video Setup
Email
Buzzer
Mobile
IP Address
Other Settings
Prerecord
Channel
Exception
Protocol
I/O Alarm
Motion
Baud Rate
Motion
PTZ
Set Permissions
Network
Duration
Alarm
Delete User
Margin
Output
VGA / BNC Switch
Change Password
Record Time
Network
PIP 1x2
Add Users
Data Bit
Stop Bit
Parity
Motion
Address
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8.1.1 Tool Bar
The Tool Bar provides icons for accessing menu features.
Manual Record /
System Settings Stop Manual Record
Play
Auto
Sequence
Keylock
Mute On/Off
PTZ
Advance
EZoom
Tool Bar
Tool bar icon functions:
System Settings: Opens the system configuration menu system.
Play: Search, playback and backup recorded files.
Manual Record / Stop Manual Record: Click to start or stop manual recording.
Mute On/OFF: Controls audio mute.
Keylock: If the password is enabled, click “KEYLOCK” to logout of the system.
Auto Sequence: Click to enable auto-sequencing, the channels with images will be in sequence: channel 1, channel 2,
channel 3, channel 4, channel 1. Channels without images won’t appear in the sequence. To interrupt auto sequencing, press
any button or click the mouse while in auto sequence mode.
EZoom: Click to enter zoom mode, then click left key and drag to select the area that you want to magnify. Right click to exit.
Advance: Click to open the Advance tool bar.
Hide
Advance
PIP 1x2
PIP 1x1
VGA / BNC
Switch
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Hide Advance: Close the Advance tool bar.
PIP 1x1: This feature displays a small picture in a full screen.
PIP 1x2: This feature displays two small pictures in a full screen.
VGA/BNC Switch: Click to switch the video output of the DVR from VGA to BNC or BNC to VGA.
8.1.2 Menu options
To modify/adjust system configuration, click the System Settings icon on the Tool Menu.
Clicking the System Settings icon opens a window with 6 tabs: System, Record, Video, Network, Alarm, and PTZ. These tabs provide
general system settings for operating your DVR.
Open Drop-down List or Switch Value
Save Button
Titles of the menu list items are located on the left, and the corresponding changeable or non-changeable values are represented in
the fields to the right. You can:
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•
•
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Select the values from the list (toggling the preset data by pressing the arrows on the side of the field);
Select the values from the drop-down list (open the drop-down list by clicking the down arrows on the side of the field);
Input the required data after entering a customized window by pressing the [>>] button in some of the fields;
Familiarize yourself with the existing non-changeable settings.
When entering data into the fields using the remote control directional keys or the DVR front panel, and when positioning the
mouse over them, a short description of the setting will appear at the bottom of the window.
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Several tabs have options that are spread across more than one window. You can move from window to window by pressing the
“>>” button.
8.2 System menu
The System menu (see above) contains parameters for setting the basic configuration of your system. it includes the following
options:
8.2.1 Language
Use this option to change the language of the DVR menu text and the On-Screen Display.
8.2.2 Video System
Set the system output to the camera input (PAL or NTSC). Note: The device will restart when you modify the camera mode.
8.2.3 Time Setup
Click Time [System settings -> System -> Time] to open the Time setup menu.
DATE: Set up system date using the number keypad.
DATE FORMAT: Click the down arrow to switch the date format. Options: YY-MM-DD, MM/DD/YY.
TIME FORMAT: Click the down arrow to switch the time format. Options: 12 HOURS to 24 HOURS.
TIME: Set up the system time using the number keypad on the remote control.
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DST: Daylight saving time. ON means DST clock change is enabled. You can setup the start time and end time of DST. For
example, in the right figure above, the start time is at 02:00:00 Sunday of the first week on January. Similarly, setup the end
time.
Note: After changing settings, click the “check” (save) button in the lower right corner of the screen.
8.2.4 User management
Click User [System settings -> System -> User] to open the user management setup menu. This menu allows user to set the
device ID for the DVR and to change the system password. After turning on password and clicking the “check” button in the lower
right corner of the window, exit the system and login again to manage other users.
DEVICE ID: Set Number to identify device. The default name is “000000”
PASSWORD: Change the password. The following settings can be configured only by a user with administrative privileges.
ADD USERS: To add new user, enter a new username and password. Password must be entered in both the Password
and Confirm Password fields. Password cannot exceed 6 digits.
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CHANGE PASSWORD: Select the username whose password you want to change, then enter the old password, the
new password, and the new password again in the Confirm Password field.
DELETE USER: In this window, select the user you want to delete, then click the “check” button in the lower right
corner of the window.
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SET PERMISSION: For each user, set the permissions for use of the system. Permissions include: Auto sequence,
Manual REC, Playback/Backup, Ezoom, PIP, Update/Reboot/Maintenance/Format/Default, etc.
REMOTE PERMISSION: This feature must be setup if operating the system remotely. Only users with admin privileges
can set other user’s remote permissions. These permissions include: Record/Capture, Playback/Download, and Setting. If
password verification is enabled (marked ON, i.e. you must login with a password) you can setup seven user passwords and
an administrator password.
Note: When Password is enabled, login to the system as an admin to manage user settings. The administrator’s name
(Admin) cannot be changed. Initially, two users exist: Admin and User1. The default password for Admin is “888888” and the
default password for User1 is “666666”.
If you forget your password, you can reset the password by shunting the pin of block J17 on main board for 5 seconds while
the system is running. However, REMOVING THE COVER OF YOUR DVR WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
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8.2.5 VOLUME
Click VOLUME [System Settings -> System -> Volume] to open the Volume setting window. In the Volume window, drag the
slider left or right to decrease or increase the volume level.
8.2.6 HDD
Click HDD [System settings -> System -> HDD] to open the HDD (hard disk drive) management menu.
STATE: The HDD can have one of three possible “states”: OK, un-format, and No Disk. If the HDD cannot operate normally
(un-format or No Disk), an icon will be displayed on video live view window. If a new HDD is used by the DVR for the first
time, the system will restart after the HDD is formatted.
TOTAL/FREE: Indicates total space available on the HDD.
FREE TIME: Indicates remaining recording time of the HDD.
OVERWRITE: Includes: CLOSE, AUTO, 1 HOUR, 3 HOURS, 1 DAY, 2 DAYS, 7 DAYS, 30 DAYS and 90 DAYS:
CLOSE: the recording stops when the hard disk drive is full. It will continue recording if “overwrite” is enabled.
AUTO: the recording continues and overwrites previous recordings when hard disk drive space is full.
2 DAYS: a recordings remains on the HDD for two days at most. After two days, a recording may be overwritten.
Other options: Similar to the 2 DAY option.
FORMAT HDD: Move the cursor to select the device, then press HDD to start formatting.
FORMAT USB: This function allows you to format a USB storage device.
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8.2.7 Maintenance
Click Maintenance [System settings -> System -> Maintenance] to open the Maintenance setup menu.
SYSTEM UPDATE: To perform a system update:
1.
2.
Insert a thumb drive into a Windows PC USB port, then.
a.
Format the thumb drive for a FAT32 file system.
b.
Create a root directory on a thumb drive named “dvrupgrade”.
c.
Copy the update file to the “dvrupgrade” directory.
d.
Eject the thumb drive from the Windows PC.
Insert the thumb drive into a USB port on the DVR, then:
a.
Click the >> icon on the SYSTEM UPDATE line.
b.
Wait until the DVR recognizes the thumb drive.
c.
Press Enter to upgrade the firmware. The progress of the system upgrade will be displayed. After completing the
upgrade, the DVR will restart. NOTE: The system upgrade usually requires more than two minutes to complete.
LOAD DEFAULT: Restores all the system configuration to the factory settings.
REBOOT: Use this function to restart the DVR.
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POWER OFF: Use this function to power off the DVR.
AUTO MAINTAIN: When AUTO MAINTAIN is ON, you can set a time for system to perform a restart.
8.2.8 Information
Click Information [System settings -> System -> Information] to open the Information display. This display includes: device
type, software version, release date, import parameter and export parameter.
Use Export Parameter to save that information to a USB disk. Parameter information must be exported before it can be
imported (restored).
8.3 Record
To open the Record menu, move the cursor to RECORD (the icon will be highlighted when selected), then press Enter. You can use
the direction keys and cursor to change the options.
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8.3.1 Record Channel
With this option you can select the camera (channel) number whose settings you want to modify. If you want the changes to apply
to all available channels, select “All”. Make the selection by pressing the arrow buttons; the options include CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4 and
ALL.
8.3.2 Record
Record ENABLE indicates that the channel is enabled for recording.
8.3.3 Bit-rate
There are three options: GOOD, NORMAL and LOW, corresponding to HIGHEST, HIGH and NORMAL data stream standard. The bit rate
of each channel recorded can be adjusted independently.
8.3.4 Resolution
Record Resolution indicates the setup resolution and code rate for recording. There are three options: D1, HD1 and CIF resolution.
The resolution of each channel recorded can be adjusted independently.
8.3.5 Frame Rate
You can set the recording frame rate (frames per second, fps) for the current channel. The higher the record frame rate, the
smoother the movement you will see in playback mode. The frame rate of each channel can be adjusted independently.
For PAL video output format, the default system resolution is CIF, and the default frame rate is 25 fps for each channel. With this
setting, the system will record 100 fps with all channels. The frame rate can be set from 1 fps to 25 fps per channel.
For NTSC video output format, the default system resolution and frame rate is CIF @ 30 fps. With this setting, the system will record
120 fps with all channels. The frame rate can be set from 1 fps to 30 fps per channel.
8.3.6 Audio
Select OPEN or CLOSED. OPEN indicates that the audio recording for all channels is enabled; CLOSE indicates that audio recording is
disabled.
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8.3.7 Packtime
Record Pack Time is the time length of video segments saved during the backup of recorded video to an external device when alarm
recording is disabled. There are four options: 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, and 60 min.
8.3.8 Record Mode
Record mode includes two general categories: ALWAYS and SCHEDULE.
ALWAYS: indicates that the DVR will record the channel selected continuously.
SCHEDULE: This setup allows you to create a weekly schedule for recording. This assures that only selected events are
recorded on the HDD. For example, you may set up the system to record continuously during business hours, record at lunch
time only when an alarm is triggered, and record at night when motion is detected and/or an alarm is triggered.
NOTE: Manual recording continues until stopped by the operator. It overrides all settings.
CHANNEL: You can select all channels or just one channel. There are three modes for recording: ALARM, NORMAL and NO RECORD.
Different colors indicate different recording modes: Red indicates alarm record, green indicates normal record, gray indicates no
recording.
To set up weekly schedules, click on the box of the recording mode you want (Alarm, Normal or No record), then click each box
in the schedule time line that you want to apply the mode to. You can also left click and drag a frame over boxes in the schedule
time line that you want to apply the mode to. You can use the [FROM-TO] pull-down menus and COPY button settings to repeat
setting from one day to another day, or to all days.
After you setup the schedule, activate it by clicking the “check” button in the lower right corner of the window.
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NOTE
When you select the ALARM option, it is necessary to set the motion detection sensitivity and area. Please refer to Motion Detect
on page <?>,for details. Configure the alarm triggering settings before selecting alarm recording.
To restore to default settings, scroll to the “back” button in the lower right corner of the window, then press ENTER.
To save the new settings, scroll to the “check” button in the lower right corner of the window, then press ENTER.
8.4 Video
Move the cursor to VIDEO (the icon will be highlighted when selected), then press ENTER to enter the video menu. You can use the
direction keys and cursor to change the options.
8.4.1 Video Channel
Select the channel to setup.
8.4.2 Name
You can assign a name to each channel. The channel name can be up to 9 characters in length.
8.4.3 Position
You can set the position where the channel name appears in the view window. Press ENTER to switch from U-L, D-L, U-R, D-R and
OFF.
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8.4.4 Live
Set to ON to view the channel in live mode; set to OFF to disable live viewing.
8.4.5 Audio
You can set up audio inputs for the current channel. The option includes UNBIND, CH1, CH2, CH3, and CH4. For example, if the
current channel is CH1 and AUDIO is set at “UNBIND”, there will be no audio for CH1; if the current channel is CH1 and the “AUDIO” is
set at “CH2”, the audio of CH2 will play on CH1.
8.4.6 Color
Click Color [System settings -> Video -> Color ] to open the video color adjustment tool. With this feature, you can adjust
camera color attributes for the best image rendition. By default, the values are set to a midpoint (31).
Press u / t key or drag the set bar to adjust the video attributes. Clicking DEFAULT button to reset the color parameter values,
click the “check:” button to save your settings.
8.4.7 Record Time
You can define which information will be recorded onto the video as the OSD (On-Screen Display) string.
8.4.8 Margin
Click Margin [System settings -> Video -> Margin] to open the video margin setup menu. You can creation a margin (frame)
around the video screen using this option. Margins compress the video image. No area of the video image is obscured.
8.4.9 Video Setup
Click Video Setup [System settings -> Video -> Video Setup] to open video setup menu.
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VGA (display resolution): Options include 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).
NOTE
The DVR will restart if the display resolution is changed.
Sequential Time (SEC): This sets the pause time when auto-sequence is enabled. Value: 1 – 300 seconds.
Channel: Select the channel to setup for privacy. Privacy areas are configured through the Area Covered options.
Area Covered: Set privacy area. Up to four areas of privacy can be configured for each channel. Privacy areas appear as black
rectangles over portions of the video image that are setup as “private.”
8.5 Network
Move the cursor to NETWORK (the icon will be highlighted when selected), and press ENTER to open the Network configuration
window. In this window, you can configure network, DDNS, email, and mobile access settings.
NOTE
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8.5.1 Network Setup
After selecting network mode, static, DHCP, or PPPOE allocation, and setup the web port, you can access the DVR remotely across
the internet.
STATIC network settings
When selecting STATIC allocation, you must enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and a web port.
MEDIA PORT: Port used to transfer video data from the DVR to a client.
WEB PORT: Sets up the port for the IE browser via HTTP. The default web port is 80.
SETUP PORT: This port number is fixed at 8000. It cannot be changed.
DNS: Press ENTER, then enter the domain name sever address.
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IP ADDRESS: Press ENTER, then enter the IP address.
SUBNET MASK: Press ENTER, then enter the subnet mask.
GATEWAY: Press ENTER, then enter the gateway address.
PPPOE network settings
When selecting PPPOE, enter the PPPOE USER and PASSWORD provided by your ISP.
MEDIA PORT: Port for private protocol between the DVR and a client PC. The default is 9000. If this port is used by the
computer for other communications, change the default value to an unused port.
WEB PORT: Sets up the port for the IE browser via HTTP. If this port number is changed, append the port number to the
IP address when connecting to PC to the DVR. For example, the WEB port is changed to 8088 and the DVR IP address is
192.168.15.145, the URL for the DVR (across the same subnet) is http://192.168.15.145:8088.
SETUP PORT: This port is fixed and cannot be changed. It is set to 8000.
MAC ADDRESS: The hardware address of the network interface circuitry. This address fixed and cannot be changed.
PPPOE user and password: Enter the PPPOE username and password provided by your internet service. Click the “check”
button in the lower right corner of the window to reboot the DVR. After rebooting, the device will save it and set PPPOE as
default network type. The IP address will be configured as a dynamic IP address.
DHCP network settings
When selecting DHCP, the DHCP server will assign the DVR IP address and other network settings. When you select DHCP and save
your configuration, the DVR will connect to the DHCP server and acquire its network settings.
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8.5.2 DDNS Setup
Move the cursor to DDNS SETUP and press ENTER to open the DDNS Setup menu.
DDNS: Select either ON and OFF. If a DDNS server is available, select ON.
SERVER: Select one of the three providers: 3322, dyndns, or perfecteyes.
HOST NAME: Enter the name of the host server.
USER NAME: Enter the name of the user establishing the DDNS server account.
PASSWORD: Enter the password associated with the USER NAME.
8.5.3 Email Setup
Move the cursor to EMAIL SETUP and press ENTER to open the Email Setup menu.
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SSL: SSL is a security link transport protocol. You can encrypt your email messages with SSL to prevent hackers from monitoring
your communication information and your password. Set SSL to OPEN if using a Gmail.com server, and set it to CLOSE if using
another mail server. If the settings you chose do not work, contact your mailbox website where to get an SMTP server and SSL for
the mail box.
Interval: This indicates the time interval for sending email. Options are 5 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, and 3 min.
SMTP Port: This indicates the SMTP server sender port. Usually, the SMTP port is 25, but there are exceptions. For example, the
SMTP port of the Gmail server should be 465.
SMTP: This indicates SMTP server address. Example: smtp.Gmail.com
Sender: Sender indicates sender’s email address. The email address should be consistent with the server you use. For example,
when you use the email address “abc@gmail.com”, the corresponding server should be smtp.gmail.com.
Receiver: This indicates the recipient email address. The email address is used to receive images transmitted after a motion
detection alarm by the DVR.
8.5.4 Mobile Monitor
Move the cursor to MOBILE, then press ENTER to open the mobile monitor menu.
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SERVER PORT: Mobile monitoring port. Enter the correct mobile port, then click the “check” button in the lower right corner of the
window to commit your settings. The setting range is 1024 – 65535. The default value is 10510.
NETWORK TYPE: Select on of the following options: 3G, 2.5G, 2.75G, and WIFI, then click the “check” button in the lower right
corner of the window to commit your settings.
Connect the DVR to the Internet before setting the DVR port number. The port number cannot be the same as the ports specified in
other network menus.
NOTE
You can only view one camera channel at a time from a mobile phone. The speed of the display depends on the speed of the
internet connection
8.6 Alarm
Move the cursor to ALARM and press ENTER to open the alarm menu.
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8.6.1 OUTPUT
This function sets the output time for the I/O alarm when an alarm is triggered. Options include OFF, 5 seconds, 10 seconds,
30 seconds, and 60 seconds. If you choose OFF, the alarm will not be triggered.
8.6.2 DURATION
This function sets the duration of the recording time when alarm recording is activated. Options are 30 seconds, 1 minute,
2 minutes and 5 minute.
8.6.3 BUZZER
This function sets the buzzer calling time when the alarm is triggered. Options are OFF, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, and
60 seconds.
8.6.4 PRERECORD
Prerecord sets the time segment recorded before the alarm is activated. Options are OFF and 5 seconds.
8.6.5 EXCEPTION
Click Tool Bar -> System settings -> Alarm -> Exception to open the exception alarm menu. In this menu you can set the
buzzer and I/O output for HDD Full, HDD Loss and Video Loss.
HDD FULL: You can set buzzer alarm and I/O output alarm when there is a defined space remaining for HDD to recording. Options
are OFF, 1G, 5G , 10G, 1 hr, 5 hrs , 10 hr and 20 hr.
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HDD LOSS: ON causes a relevant alarm to occur when no HDD is installed. An alert icon will be displayed on the left bottom of
channel 1 in the live view.
VIDEO LOSS: ON causes the relevant alarm to occur when a channel has no video input.
NOTE
If the buzzer alarm is OFF, exception alarms will not be triggered.
8.6.6 I/O Alarm
Click Tool Bar -> System settings -> Alarm -> I/O Alarm to open the I/O Alarm menu. Options are defined below.
CHANNEL: Select the channel you need to setup.
I/O ALARM: Each channel corresponds to an I/O status, which means when an alarm is triggered, it will activate the corresponding
channel to start alarm recording.
N.O.: Normally open alarm type. In the normal state, the sensor device is kept at a constant low voltage (open circuit). If output
voltage changes from low to high, then the alarm is triggered (closed circuit).
N.C.: Normally closed type (also – “normally connected”). In the normal state, the sensor device is kept at a constant high voltage
closed circuit). If output voltage changes from high to low, then the alarm is triggered (open circuit).
OFF: Set to OFF if an external sensor alarms is not used.
OUTPUT: Set to ON if an alarm occurs when triggered by sensor.
RECORD: Set to ON for the channel to record when triggered by a sensor.
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BUZZER: Set to ON for the buzzer to sound when an alarm is triggered by a sensor.
Prerecord: Set to ON for the channel to record the 5 seconds of video occurring before the alarm is triggered by a sensor.
Email: Set to ON for a snapshot of the channel video to be send by email after a alarm was triggered by a sensor.
NOTE
If the output time, record, buzzer, prerecord and Email is OFF, the relevant option will not be triggered.
8.6.7 Motion Detection
Click Tool Bar -> System settings -> Alarm -> Motion to open the motion detection menu. In this menu, you can set the
Sensitivity, MD Detection area, Output, Record, Buzzer, Prerecord, and Email parameters.
CHANNEL: Select the channel you need to setup. Open the drop-down menu to select the channel number
SWITCH: Set the switch to ON to enable motion detection for the channel selected.
SENSITIVITY: Set the sensitivity for the channel selected. A sensitivity of “1” indicates highest sensitivity. Open the drop-down list
to select a level appropriate for the channel.
MD AREA: To improve DVR performance, use the MD Area feature to select only the areas of a channel video image to sense for
motion. For example, the image of a road near a walkway can be configured to sense for motion only in the walkway only.
To establish motion detection areas in the video image, click the >> icon on the MD AREA line. An image of the channel video will
appear, covered by a semi-transparent layer on a 10 x 15 block grid. Motion sensing for blocks in the grid can be toggled on and off
by clicking on the block area. Areas on the screen selected for motion sensing are indicated by removal of the semi-transparent layer
inside the block area.
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Video channel without (left) and with (right) areas of motion sensing
To return to the MOTION DETECTION menu from the MD AREA setup screen, right-click anywhere.
RECORD: If set to ON and the channel is triggered by motion, the channel will record.
BUZZER: If set to ON and the channel is triggered by motion, the buzzer will sound.
PRERECORD: If set to ON and the channel is triggered by motion, the previous 5 seconds of video from the channel is recorded.
EMAIL: If set to ON and the channel is triggered by motion, a picture of the channel will be send with the email notification.
8.7 PTZ
Click PTZ to open the PTZ menu. Each channel can accommodate at most 1 PTZ device. The PTZ configuration you setup for the
channel must match the configuration settings of the PTZ device. When making changes to any channel PTZ configuration, changes
will take effect after you save your settings and exit the menu.
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8.7.1 Channel
The channel connected to a PTZ device.
8.7.2 Protocol
Select the protocol of the PTZ device. Options are: Pelco-D and Pelco-P.
8.7.3 Baud Rate
Select the baud rate PTZ device. It must be consistent with the baud rate of the actual PTZ cameras installed. Options are: 1200,
2400, 4800, 9600.
8.7.4 Data Bit
Select the data bits setting of the PTZ device. Options include 5, 6, 7 and 8. The default setting is 8.
8.7.5 Stop Bit
Select the stop bit setting of the PTZ device. Options include 1 and 2. The default setting is 1.
8.7.6 Parity
Select the parity setting of the PTZ device. Options include NONE, ODD, EVEN, MARK, and SPACE. The default setting is NONE.
8.7.7 Address
Select the address ID of the PTZ device. Options are 1 .. 255.
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SECTION 9
Cleaning
Clean the camera lens and IR lamp shield with a mild glass cleaning solution and a lint free cloth.
•
•
Remove all foreign particles, such as plastic or rubber materials, attached to the camera housing. These may cause damage
to the surface over time.
Dust can be removed from equipment by wiping it with a soft damp cloth. To remove stains, gently rub the surface with a
soft cloth moistened with a mild detergent solution, then rinse and dry it with a soft cloth.

CAUTION
Do not use benzene, thinner or other chemical products on the camera assembly; these may dissolve the paint and
promote damage of the surfaces. Before using any chemical product, read the instructions carefully.
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APPENDIX A: OFF-LOADED VIDEO FILES
APPENDIX A
Off-loaded Video Files
Video files can be off-loaded to a USB flash drive or downloaded using IE. For the best compatibility and performance with
Windows operating systems, Security Cameras Direct recommends that you choose MPEG4 file format for all video backups and
downloads.
Backing up files to a USB flash drive
When video files are backed up to a USB flash drive in MPEG 4 format, the DVR also copies the MPEG4 CODEC to the drive. Before
playing these files on a Windows operating system with an application such as Windows Media Player, the CODEC must be
installed. The CODEC is provided in ZIP format.
To install the CODEC:
1.
Copy the CODEC from your flash drive to your Windows computer. It is named WMP_Media_Filter.
2.
Extract the CODEC to new folder.
3.
Open the folder and run the InstallFilter executable.
When playing an MP4 file with Windows Media Player for the first time, you may be prompted to allow that file extension to be
used. Click OK to proceed.
Downloading video files
When downloading video files with the IE web browser, the MPEG4 CODEC pack is not included. If the CODEC is not already installed
on your computer, contact the Security Cameras Direct Support team at 1.800.316.6027 to obtain it.
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APPENDIX B
Troubleshooting
This basic troubleshooting guide will help you identify general malfunctions and offer steps for a quick resolution. If the failure or
malfunction can’t be solved by following these steps, please contact Security Cameras Direct Support team.
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WARNING
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$$ DVR does not power up.
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Check the power switch.
Check the power adaptor input connection.
Check the power source. Is it providing about 120 VAC?
Check the power On/Off switch.
$$ The DVR reboots or stops, then restarts after several minutes.
Check for the following problems:
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Unstable or low input voltage.
The hard disk drive is bad.
Power adapter is defective.
Environmental factors such as temperature, dust, humidity, etc. are affecting the DVR stability.
The DVR internal connectors are loose.
The DVR hardware is defective.
$$ The DVR crashes during recording or while watching recorded information.
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Check to see if there are any problems with the hard disk. If one of your hard disks has failed or malfunctioned, replace it and
try again.
$$ Updating fails.
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Verify that the DVR is able to recognize the USB storage device. not able to recognize the USB storage device. Test more than
one USB storage device to ensure compatibility.
Updating may fail if the USB port is doesn’t work well due to voltage fluctuation.
$$ Mouse doesn’t work.
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A mouse of a different brand may not work with your DVR. Use the one provided with the system. Wireless mice do not work
with your DVR.
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$$ There is no output from a single channel, multiple channels or all video
channels.
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Check the power adaptor connections.
Check the video input/output cable connections on the back panel of DVR.
Insert the video source directly into the display device to verify that it is working properly.
Check the brightness settings of the display device. Reset the display to factory default settings.
Check the camera video signal level at the channel input connector.
Check for channel Preview security restrictions and privacy masks.
The hardware of DVR could be defective.
$$ The DVR will not record after startup and the interface is showing “ “?
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Make sure power adaptor is providing 12 VDC to the DVR power input.
Make sure HDD is formatted.
Check the power and data connection cables of the HDD.
The HDD could be defective.
The SATA port may be not working (DVR defective).
$$ There is no image on the monitor.
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Verify that power is provided to the monitor. If the monitor uses a power adapter, check all connections.
Check the brightness setting of the monitor.
Check the video cable connections at the monitor and at the DVR.
$$ The image on the monitor isn’t clear.
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Check the monitor and cameras for signs of damage or deterioration.
Check the video cable for damage and verify that it is properly connected.
$$ The image color quality is poor in live and recorded images.
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Check proper adjustment of the output/input video parameters on the DVR menu.
Check the connecting cables to ensure that they are connected properly.
$$ A mosaic pattern appears on the monitor during playback.
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If the recording parameters are set too low, the recording quality may decline, resulting in occasional mosaics. Adjust your
settings appropriately.
Check the hard disk drive. Damaged sections on the of the HDD can cause mosaics during playback.
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$$ The DVR is showing real-time images with bad image color, brightness
distortion, etc.
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Verify that the PAL/NTSC setting for the BNC output is configured correctly (NTSC). Improper settings can cause the images
to appear black and white.
Make sure the DVR is compatible with monitor.
Make sure the video transmission distance is within the recommended range.
Adjust the settings for DVR color, brightness, etc.
$$ There is no sound when monitoring the channel.
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Check the sound box or speaker functions. Also check for possible short-circuit problems.
Audio source may be connected to the video channel. Click to full-screen to verify.
Check the audio channel mute configuration setting.
The DVR could be defective.
$$ There is no audio sound when playing back recordings
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Check the audio-video playback settings.
Check the audio to see if it is closed in playback interface.
$$ The system time is not correct.
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Check the system time configuration settings. The wrong setting might be selected.
Check the motherboard battery. The battery may not be installed properly, or may be expended (dead).
$$ After right clicking “Stop recording” on the tool bar, the recording does not
stop. How do I stop recording?
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Check the recording mode. The “Stop recording” button functions for Manual recording only.
If the DVR is scheduled for continuous recording at the current time, change the schedule to stop recording.
$$ Motion detection is not working properly.
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Check the motion detection area configuration setup.
Check the sensitivity setting for motion detection. The sensitivity may be set too low or too high.
$$ The remote control does not work.
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Verify that the address setting of the remote control is correct.
Obstructions may be blocking the remote control sensor.
The remote control may be too far away or at an extreme angle to the sensor.
Check the remote control batteries
Make sure that the remote control and the sensor on the DVR are not damaged.
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$$ Cannot login to the DVR through IE (across a network).
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Verify that the DVR is connect to the network.
Check if LINK or 100M LED is displayed normally on the panel;
Use the ping command (ping <DVR IP address>) to verify that you can connect to the DVR.
Check if the Internet is linked properly.
Verify that you are using Windows XP or later, and the Microsoft IE 6.0 browser or later.
Verify that the ActiveX control is not blocked. Check your Internet security settings and the guidelines in this manual.
Very that you are using DirectX 8.1 or later.
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APPENDIX C: DVR COMPATIBLE HDDS
APPENDIX C
DVR Compatible HDDs
The HDDs listed below are compatible with your DVR.
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WARNING
Removing the cover of your DVR will VOID the warranty. If the HDD must be replaced, return the unit to Security Cameras
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Table 2.DVR Compatible HDDs
Manufacturer
Western Digital®
Hitachi®
Maxtor®
Seagate®
SamsungSM
Model Number
Size (GB)
Drive Interface
WD5001ABYS
500
SATA
WD5000AVVS
500
SATA
WD7500AACS
750
SATA
WD10EADS
1000
SATA
WD15EADS
1500
SATA
WD20EADS
2000
SATA
HDS721075KLA330
750
SATA
HDT721010SLA360
1000
SATA
6V16010
160
SATA
ST3250310SV
250
SATA
ST3500320SV,
ST3500320AS
500
SATA
ST31000528AS
1000
SATA
ST31500341AS
1500
SATA
HD161HJ
160
SATA
HD501LJ
500
SATA
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APPENDIX D: COMPATIBLE USB DVD RECORDERS
APPENDIX D
Compatible USB DVD Recorders
The following portable USB DVD recorders found to be compatible with the DVR.
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Sony® DRX-S70U-R
HUGE USB Slim Portable Optical Drive
LG® GE20LU10
LiteOn® eSAU108
Buffalo™ DVSM-P58U2/B
Other USB recorder devices may also be compatible.
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