Instruction Manual
MANSECURE06 REV-A 11/08/2016
V60 Motion Activated Security Camera
SILVAN AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
ABN 48 099 851 144
VICTORIA (HEAD OFFICE)
244- 264 Greens Rd,
Dandenong South, 3175 Australia
Telephone: +61 (03) 9215 2700
Facsimile: +61 (03) 9215 2701
www.silvan.com.au
NEW ZEALAND
22 Sunshine Avenue
Te Rapa, Hamilton, 2001 New Zealand
Telephone: +64 (07) 8496030
Fax: +64 (07) 8496070
www.silvannz.co.nz
Contents
Product warranty
Product Warnings
Product Information
Page
3
4
5
Setting Up and Connecting
Functions explained
Activating live mode
Reviewing Recordings On Camera
7
8
13
13
Managing Recordings
Reviewing Recordings Using external equipment
Technical Specifications
Understanding your application
Express Setup guide
Trouble shooting
14
14
15
16
18
19
2
New Product Warranty
Silvan Warranty
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are
entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be
of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
We warrant our goods to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the warranty period of 12 months from
the date the product is delivered to the consumer.
Silvan warrants its authorised Dealer, who in turn warrants the original purchaser (consumer) of each new Silvan
product that it will repair or replace the product, or, pay the cost of repair or replacement, as determined by Silvan
without charge for labour or any defective or malfunctioning parts in accordance with the warranty limitations below.
This Warranty is in addition to any other rights and remedies available to consumers under the law
This Warranty Covers
Only conditions resulting directly from defects in workmanship or material under normal use and service.
Warranty Exclusions
The Warranty does not cover:




Conditions resulting from misuse, use of incompatible chemicals, exceeding machine specifications including
overloading, impact damage, negligence, accidental damage or failure to perform recommended maintenance
services as specified in the Owner/Operator Manual applicable to the product.
Damage caused by continued use of a product after initial failure
Any product which has been repaired by other than an authorised Silvan service outlet in a way which, in the
sole and absolute judgment of Silvan, adversely affect its performance or reliability.
The replacement of maintenance items such as diaphragms, batteries, V belts and ground engaging
components, etc.
How to claim Warranty
Return the goods to the place of purchase at your cost and within the warranty period along with evidence of the
purchase date. If the original supplier cannot be contacted then contact Silvan as below and we can direct you on how to
proceed with your warranty claim.
How your claim will be managed
The repair of a defective product qualifying under this warranty will be performed by any authorised Silvan service
outlet within a reasonable time following the delivery of the product, at the cost of the owner, to the service outlet’s
place of business. The product will be repaired or replaced depending on the extent of the problem at the discretion of
Silvan and the Silvan dealer.
Silvan Australia Pty Ltd
264 -266 Greens Rd, Dandenong Sth, Victoria 3164
1300 SILVAN (745 826) support@silvanaust.com
3
Product Warnings
Ensure you have read and understood this manual and all other support documentation in its entirety
before attempting to operate or install
Read and take note of all following safety warnings and notices.
Failure to comply with these warnings may result in serious injury or death.
Warning ! This product is requires batteries to operate. Position batteries in proper polarity and do not install batteries of different
types, charge levels or capacities together as this risks battery leaks, fire and or equipment damage.
Warning ! Do not leave flat batteries within this device. Flat batteries have high risk of leaking and the leaked chemicals are
corrosive and damaging to equipment
Warning ! Keep out of reach of children. Batteries if swallowed present a significant health hazard
Warning ! Never allow an inadequately trained person to install or operate.
Warning ! Camera’s are often placed at elevated positions or in hard to access areas. Take suitable safety precautions when
installing to prevent acident or injury to the installer and ensure that the installed dose not risk or endanger people or property if
resulting in any kind of failure.
Warning ! This device can be used for Surveilance. The owner and operator are responsible for the operation of this device and
should ensure operation is compliant with relevant laws and regulations.
Important Note ! States and Territories may have their own laws covering the use of surveilance devices. The State of Victoria uses
the Surveillance Devices Act which may provide useful guidance although it is reccomended to seek professional advice to ensure
applications are compliant with relevant legislation.
Important Note ! This device when used for security applications should oly be one element of a comprehensive security plan that
encompases a range of security measures to enhance the overall security. A comprehensive security plan should include multiple
overlapping elements that allows the system to continue working in situations where an unexpected event takes place or where
one element was not operating or obscured from collecting useful data.
Other items that may contribute to a security plan with active and passive effects
 Motion Activated Cameras
 CCTV systems
 Motion (Driveway) alert systems
 Key Safes for ourdoor equipment
 Area lighting
 Security warning signs
 Sturdy Chain Locks and padlocks
 Fences and closed gates
Important Note ! Results may vary. The total setup of this product has great effect to the outcome and the following should be
considered to optimise preformance.
 Battery Quality
 Environmental movement such trees, grass and
bushes in the wind
 Frequency of activity in the area
 Ambient lighting such as street lights or direct sun
 Camera placement (area of view)
light to lens
 Camera Settings
 Distance to moving object and its size
 Understanding type of activity intended to
 Reflective surfaces that may flare the lens
capture
4
General Information
The V60 Motion activated security camera is a self-contained camera systems that operates automatically according to the
parameters as set. Using a PIR motion sensor the V60 activates when motion is detected to record activity in the area.
Main Features
 12 Mega Pixels Color CMOS
 60 degree field of view lens
 Fast trigger response (down to 0.6 seconds when using
2GB SD card)
 2.4” Color LCD Screen for setup and image review
 Records Photos and/or Video
 Day & Night operation with No-Glow infra-red night
vision up to 15m
 Date Stamp recording to photos
 Battery Operated using 4/8 AA batteries
 IP54 Water and Dust resistant for outdoor use
Other Features
 Timer On/Off Function
 Password entry
 Serial number recording to images
 Audio recording to video
 Rugged plastic body with hinge open case and buckle closures
 Range of installation options: Strap mounting, Hook hang-able or optional camera mounting bracket
Front View
Side View
5
General Information
Interior View
Hook hanging
mount point
Hook hanging
mount point
Bottom View
Rear View
Package Contents
1x
V60 Motion Activated Camera
1x
USB Cable
1x
Mounting Strap
1x
1x
8GB SD memory card
Express set-up guide (with link to this operators manual)
6
Setting up and connecting
If you are not familiar with the operation of this camera, the following instructions will help you get a quick overview. Before
doing any operation, please make sure you have loaded batteries and plugged the SD card correctly.
Power supply
 To insert batteries in the device, first open the buckle of the device.
 Insert 8 x 1.5 V AA batteries into the battery compartment (can fit 4 on left side to operate but requires 8 battery for
improved standby time).
 Please pay close attention to the polarity, which is marked in the battery compartment. Otherwise the device will not
work and can be damaged.
 Recommend you use best AA batteries designed for digital camera’s such as high performance alkaline or lithium
batteries. Alternatively 8x high capacity rechargeable* batteries could be used
 You can also connect an external power supply and rechargeable battery; please sure that voltage matches the camera.
 An external power port at the base of the camera allows external batteries of the 6-12V range to be connected such as
a large rechargeable battery. When connecting an external power supply or battery, the camera will use the external power
preferentially.
Note: Rechargeable batteries are usually 1.2V cells instead of the 1.5V cells as specified. This means that the total volts is
lower than non-rechargeable batteries so it is important to use 8 batteries for best performance.
Inserting SD Card
Since the camera has no built-in memory, it can only work if an SD memory card is inserted.

To insert an SD memory card into the memory card slot of the device, push it into the slot until it clicks into place.
 To remove an SD memory card from the memory card slot of the device, press the protruding edge of the memory card
in a little way until it pops out. Then remove the card.
 The contact surfaces of the memory card must be facing towards the front of the camera.
 SD memory cards have a locking system to prevent accidental erasure of images. To protect the card from write access,
slide the switch on the side of the card to the "LOCK" position. However, the camera can only save data onto the card if the
switch is in the other position.
Note
 The device supports SD memory cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB.
 To avoid malfunctions, keep the memory card away from moisture and avoid strong vibration, dust, heat sources and
direct sunlight.
 Insert the memory card as indicated by the icon on the slot.
 Never force the memory card into the slot. Never bend or twist the memory card.
 Major fluctuations in temperature or humidity can lead to condensation which could cause an electrical short-circuit.
Keep the memory card in the protective case.
7
Functions explained
Interface Overview
The camera contains a LCD screen and keypad allowing settings to be adjusted or images reviewed. After connecting a power
supply, move the power switch to the "TEST" position which turns on the LCD screen to allow test and setup functions.
Press the MENU button to enter/exit the main menu, navigate menu options through , , , . All settings should press
button to confirm. Always remember to press
to save the change. Otherwise you will lose your new setting.
NOTE: If you do not open the setting menu in 3 minutes, the camera will enter into sleep mode, and the screen will be
turned off, but it will be turned on if any key pressed. If you do not open the setting menu within thirty minutes, the camera
will power off automatically.
Understanding the screen icons
When the menus are closed the default view will be a live image from the camera where the screen has different status
icons.
Indicates that the mode as either
photo or video when taking images
manually.
Specifies resolution that the camera
is set to.
Eg.
5M = 5 megapixel photo
720P = 1280 × 720 video size
The number indicates how many
photos or video (in length) can be
stored on the remaining memory
of the SD card.
Indicates the current
temperature as detected by
the camera
Live Camera View
SD indicates the SD card is
inserted.
Battery Status Indicator
Manual Photo/ Video Capture
When the menus are closed the default view will be a live image from the camera.
1) Press button to switch to set manual video mode to shoot video clips.
As indicated top left of screen with video icon and resolution indicator.
Press the
button to start video recording with a timer on screen.
Press the
button again to stop the video recording
2) Press button to switch from video to photo mode to take still photos.
As indicated top left of screen with camera icon and resolution indicator.
Press the
button to snap a single photo
The camera will automatically decide if to take a day or night shot when the
button is pressed. When shooting video the
camera will not change between day or night mode during a recording. Hence a video beginning in night mode will continue
in night mode even if lighting changes in the testing period. For testing purposes to force a camera to change between
day/night mode the lighting in front of the camera must change enough before beginning another recording.
8
Functions explained cont..
Press the MENU button to open the settings menu.
1) Press the / buttons to select the desired menu entry which you can then activate with the OK button. If you change
settings, you must always confirm your changes with "OK". Use the MENU button to navigate one menu level backwards.
Mode
To select whether photos or videos are to be recorded in motion detection
mode. In "Cam + Video" mode, the camera first takes a photo and then
starts filming video.
In “Camera” mode the menu options ”Video Size” and ”Video Length” are
unavailable; And in “Video” mode the menu options ”Photo Size”
and ”Picture No.” are unavailable.
Language
Here you can change the language from English to Chinese, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, French, Czech, Norwegian,
Slovak, Russian, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese etc.
Photo Size
Select a photo size in megapixels: 1 MP, 3 MP, 5 MP (default), 8 MP, 12MP. The larger the file size, the more detailed the
image.
Video Size
Select the screen resolution: 1280 × 720, 720 × 480, 640 × 480 or 320 × 240. The higher the resolution, the sooner the
capacity limit of the memory card will be reached.
Resolution
1M
3M
5M
8M
12M
Photo size
8GB SD card max
photo capacity
33926
13252
8274
5217
3474
Resolution
(Home Screen)
QVGA
VGA
D1
720P
Video size
Resolution
8GB SD card video
(image size)
storage capacity max
(hours:minutes:seconds)
320x240
3:12:45
640x480
1:34:56
720x480
1:10:40
1280x720P
0:53:00
Photo No.
Like a photo burst you can select the number of photos that are to be taken in succession when the camera is activated in
photo mode. In addition to single shot mode (01 photo), you can take 2 photos in series (02 photo) or 3 photos in series (03
photo).
Video length
Videos are in AVI format that can be played back on most video players. Use the / buttons to select the length of the
video recording (between 3 seconds–10 minutes) that is to be made when video recording is activated. The longer the
recording time selected, the shorter the operating time. Important note: Recording of video is highly demanding on battery
power and triply so for night vision recording as the camera has to operate an invisible infrared torchlight at night. Longer
length recordings and or high frequency of recordings will lead to short battery operating times.
9
Functions explained cont..
Interval
Use the / buttons to select the minimum time period that the camera should wait before reacting to subsequent
activation of the main sensor after the initial recording. During the selected interval, the camera will not record any images
or videos. Longer interval times preserve battery life and prevent the memory card from being filled up with too many
recordings of the same event. You can select between 5–59 seconds or 1–60 minutes.
Sense Level
The sensitivity of the main motion sensor is set here. Sensitivity sets a threshold of what can be interpreted as movement to
trigger the camera. There is a dynamic connection between the size of the moving object and distance from the camera.
Low sensitivity may allow for some small environmental movements to be ignored but can then mean that person may need
to be a little closer to the camera to trigger it. In the same way high sensitivity could allow for smaller objects or movements
to trigger the camera. Consider the below examples and adjust accordingly when testing your set-up.
Distance from Camera
Near
Far
Size of object / size of movement
Small
Large
Chance of detecting movement
High
Low
Chance of detecting movement
Low
High
Sensitivity required too trigger camera
Low
High
Sensitivity required too trigger camera
High
Low
For interior areas and environments with little interference, such as branches blowing in the wind, select "High". Select
"Normal" for exterior areas and environments with a normal amount of interference, and select "Low"for environments with
a high level of interference. The temperature can also affect the sensitivity. The "High" setting is suitable for warm ambient
temperatures, whereas "Low" should be selected for cold environments.
The general rule of thumb is the motion detection range is 20m however a large moving object at greater distance may
trigger the camera. A large temperature differential may trigger the camera such as a heating vent or ground shadow if there
is a large moving temperature contrast in view.
Set Date & Time
Here you can set the time and date. Use the / buttons to switch between the values and change the selected value with
the / buttons. Confirm your settings with the OK button.
Date and time is displayed in the UAS format Year/Month/Day Hours: minute (with hours in 24Hr time)
It is important to set the correct details as it effects the accuracy of the datestamp to photos, the timer function and the
date/time of images is also written against the file details on the memory card (visible when reviewing files on a PC).
Date stamp
Here you can choose whether to save your photos with a time stamp.
Date, Time, Temperature, Moon Phase will be stamped on the photos and videos if you choose “Date/Time”.
10
Functions explained cont..
Timer
Select "On" if the camera should only be active during a certain time period. In the screen menu that subsequently appears,
you can then set the start and end time for the active phase:
Press the / buttons to set the hour for the start of the active phase.
Then switch to the next field using the button. Press the / buttons to set
the minutes for the start of the active phase. Then switch to the next field using
the button.
Press the / buttons to set the hour for the end of the active phase.
Then switch to the next field using the button. Press the / buttons to set
the minutes for the end of the active phase.
The settings made here apply every day. The camera will not record any images
outside of the active phase.
Confirm your selection with the OK button. Afterwards, press the MENU button
to close this sub-menu.
Note: Hours are in the 24hr format ie 14 hours = 2pm.
Time lapse
With this function the camera automatically takes pictures at adjustable
intervals. This is useful if you want to observe the blooming of plants or
processes that are not the like, for example. When you confirm "On" with the
OK button, you can then set the desired time interval using the menu that
now appears:
Press the / buttons to set the hour of the desired time interval.Then
switch to the next field, "Min", using the button. Press the / buttons to
set the minutes of the desired time interval. Then switch to the next field,
"Sec", using the button. Press the / buttons to set the seconds of the
desired time interval.
Confirm your selection with the OK button. Afterwards, press the MENU
button to close this sub-menu.
Note: If Time Lapse is “ON”,”Interval”and ”Sense Level” function are unavailable as the motion sensor is turned off.
Password Set
Select "On" if you want to use a password to protect the camera from
unwanted access. In the following screen menu, you can set a 4-digit
combination:
Press the / buttons to select the desired number between 0-9. Then
switch to the next field using the button until all 4 spaces are set.
Confirm your selection with the OK button. Afterwards, press the MENU
button to close this sub-menu.
The set number combination must now be entered each time the camera is
switched on in TEST mode before the unit can be operated.
The password prevents others from accessing the camera or changing settings. The password does not stop people from
physically accessing the memory card.
11
Functions explained cont..
Password Reset
If you forget the number combination, proceed as follows to unlock the camera and to reset it to its factory default settings:
 Keep the RIGHT BUTTON pressed while moving the operating mode selector switch to the TEST position. Keep the
button pressed until you see the boot screen.
 After about 5 seconds the camera will switch on and can now be used without a password.
NOTE: This procedure will permanently delete any previously made settings setting the camera back to the default settings..
Serial NO.
Select On to assign a serial number to each camera you have. You can use the combination of 4 digits and/or alphabets to
record the location in the photos. This helps multi-camera users identify the location when reviewing the photos.
Audio
If you want the camera to record sound when recording videos,select "On" here.
Format
Formatting the memory card will permanently delete all data on it.Before you use a new memory card in the camera or a
card that has previously been used in another device, you should first format the memory card. Select "Yes" with the OK
button and confirm the following prompt with the OK button. The formatting process starts.While the card is being
formatted, the message "Please wait" appears.
CAUTION
► Ensure that the memory card does not still contain any files that you need!
Default settings
If you select "Yes" the menu item and then slide the select bar in the following prompt to "OK" using the / buttons and
then press the OK button, all previously made camera settings including any password will be deleted and the factory
settings will be restored.
Version
Here show the version number of camera firmware. We periodically release firmware update with new feature or
performance enhancements which will show as an updated number on newer cameras.
12
Activating Live Mode
The normal operating mode of the camera is so-called live mode.
In this mode, recordings are triggered via the motion sensors .
To set live mode, slide the operating mode selector switch to the "ON" position, and at this time, the display screen will
count down from 10 before switching off to save batteries. Then the camera will start to operate independently and will go
into standby mode. As soon as any wild animals or similar enter the detection range of the central sensor zone, the camera
will start capturing photos and/or videos (depending on the configuration).
Reviewing recording on camera
Slide the operating mode selector switch to the "TEST" position. Now you will see the live picture from the camera. Press the
OK button to activate media playback. The following appears on the display:
A: Shows that the selected recording is a video.
If this does not appear, the selected recording
is a photo.
B: Shows the resolution of the selected video or photo
C: Battery charge level display
D: Shows the current recording number as well as the
total number of recordings.
E: Write protection status of the selected file
F: Date/Time recording was made
G: Indicator for type of SD card being used
You can use the / buttons to scroll through the
recordings and view them on the display .
Press the button to zoom in on the image on the
display. Press the button to zoom out again. Press the
or button briefly to move the image section up or
down. Hold down the or button to move the image section sideways. If the image is zoomed, the corresponding zoom
factor is also shown on the display.
If the currently selected recording is a video, press the button to play back the video. Press the button again to stop the
video. If you press the button, the video will run backwards to the beginning.
13
Managing Recordings
If you now press the MENU button, the settings menu opens:
♦ Press the / buttons to select the desired menu entry which you can
then activate with the OK button. Use the MENU button to navigate one
menu level backwards.
Delete One
You can use this function to delete individual recordings from the memory
card . After you have called up this function, move the select bar to
"Delete " and press OK to delete the selected recording.
Delete All
You can use this function to delete all recordings from the memory card . After you have called up this function, move the
select bar to "Delete" and press OK to delete all recordings.
Slide show
This function can be used to play back the photos stored on the memory card automatically. Each photo is shown for about 2
seconds. To stop the slide show and keep the current image permanently on the screen, press the OK button.
Protect
This function can be used to protect individual recordings or all saved recordings from accidental deletion.
If you select a write-protected file, the write protection symbol will appears on the display.
Reviewing recordings through external equipment
Transferring recording to a computer
Method 1. Connect the USB plug of the supplied USB cable to the USB port on the camera and the USB plug to a free USB
2.0 port of a switched-on computer. This will now recognize the device as "mass storage". When you have confirmed this
message of the camera with "OK", the camera connects to the computer and the content of the SD/SDHC memory card will
appear as a new drive on the computer. Now carry out the required file operations.
Method 2. Remove the SD card and connect the SD card reader /computer. Card will appear as new drive on the computer
where files can be accessed.
Note: Computers are able to review images and video’s much faster than through the Camera’s LCD screen. When reviewing
images on the camera is may not be obvious as to what triggered the camera until you connect to a computer where you can
rapidly compare photographs making it easier to see subtly changes such as tree branches moving in the wind.
Viewing through a TV
The side of the camera features a TV out plug that allows the camera screen to be mirrored to an AV (analog) connection to
a television. The image display is larger but because it is analog the image will not have sharpness or clarity seen when
connecting to a computer. A cable is required to connect the camera to a television and the camera must be in TEST mode.
(TV cable is not included)
14
Technical Specifications
Category
Image Sensor
Maximum Pixel
Parameters
12 Mega Pixels Color CMOS
PIR sensitivity
Operation Mode
Trigger Time
4000 x 3000
60° Camera Lens, Auto IR-Cut
Up to 65ft/20m
48x35mm(2.36")
6 Button Keypad
SD card (8MB ~32GB)
12MP=4000 x 3000;
8MP= 3264×2488;5MP = 2560x1920;
3MP=2048 x 1536;1MP=1280 x 960
1280x720p: 30fps; 720x480: 30fps;
640x480: 30fps; 320x240: 30fps
High/Standard/Low
Day/Night
The fastest reach up to 0.6 second
Trigger interval
5 seconds-60 minutes adjustable
Video Length
3 seconds-10 minutes adjustable
Camera+Video
Take photo first then take video
Playback Zoom In
1-8 times
Date Stamp
Optional, You can add date label in the picture you shot, you can show
shooting time, temperature phase and so on.
On/Off; Programmable
Lens Angle
IR LED
LCD Screen
Operation Keypad
Storage Support
Image Size
Video Size
Timer
Password setting
Serial number
Time Lapse
Audio
Languages
4-Digit Numbers
Support the 4 number composed by letters and numbers freely
On/Off; 1 Second ~ 24 Hours
Programmable
On /Off
Interface
English/Chinese/French/Norwegian/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Japane
se/Russian/Czech/Italian/Romanian/Finnish etc.
Support 8 x 1.5 AA batteries (Can operate with only 4)
Up to 6 months (With 8 premium AA batteries)
Note: Common Alkaline batteries will run the camera however they
operate at reduced capacity. Premium Lithium or Alkaline batteries for
cameras have better run times. Note: Most Rechargeable AA batteries
are 1.2V instead of 1.5V which means the overall voltage will be lower
so its better to use the higher capacity rechargeable batteries to sustain
voltage for longer.
TV output (NTSC); USB; SD card; 6V DC External
Mounting
Waterproof
Work Temperature
Work Humidity
Support Strap fixed and tripod fixed
IP65
-22~+158°F/-30 ~+70°C
5% ~ 95%
Certificate
FCC & CE & ROHS
Battery
Standby time
15
Understanding your application
Before you add your batteries and strap a camera to a tree it is important to understand what you will be trying to achieve in
order to identify the type of settings to adjust, where to position a camera and how to tailor the environment to suit use
with a camera.
Break your application down with some of the following questions.
 Many thefts are crimes of opportunity because something was “easy to steal”
o Are there other things that can be done to bolster security?
Addition of Warning signs, padlocks to gates, heavy duty chain locks through equipment wheels, area
lighting to highlight intruders or key safes to make it harder to access outdoor machinery all can make the
difference by adding difficulty to an intruder and increasing the change of being noticed or caught in the
act. Other measures such as keeping valuables distant from entryways reduce the chance of being taken
where intruders have limited time.
 What would likely be targeted for theft/vandalism?
o Can items be easily covered with 1 camera or should more security measures be in place?
 From where would a person approach from/leave?
o Can you add a camera along these areas?
o Can you install other security measures to cover other areas or add obstacles or deterrents?
o A good security plan will have multiple preventative and deterrent measures
 The camera can see a 60° Field of View. This means that at very close range a moving target may be partly clipped
out of shot.
o Can you find a position for the camera where a person will be at the 10-15m range from the camera?
 How quick can the camera respond to motion to take a photograph?
o The Camera can respond as quick as 0.6 Seconds with a 2GB SD card. However when taking multiple shots
in burst setting (Pic no setting) there is a delay between taking photos effected by the resolution of the
image with higher resolution images requiring more time to write to SD card.
o Camera response time means that a fast moving item like a car moving left to right past the camera at close
range could be out of shot before the photo is taken
o The camera is better situated near a bends in a track, gateways or places where a person/vehicle must slow
down/stop. Adding an obstacle that requires more time in front of the camera improves chance of getting
the right photo.
 How long should I set the camera interval for minimum time between photographs?
o A low interval setting means the camera can be triggered more frequently, improving the change of
capturing more than one image of important activity. The same setting also means the camera will also be
more active and respond all sorts of other activity at a cost of battery life.
o By adjusting the sensitivity at the same time you can possibly reduce some unwanted movements from
triggering the camera but also risk the camera ignoring significant events at longer range
 Where could a camera be fitted?
o Where is a safe stable place to fit a camera that is above 0.5m over ground and not at eye height?
o Night vision operation is up to 15m max with fully charged batteries. Night vision the range diminishes with
battery power so it is better to be conservative when aiming the camera for night targets.
 Does the area have much movement/activity normally?
o The camera can only respond to 1 activity at a time. If there is multiple movement at once or 2 motion
events in close succession it is possible that the camera could photograph a non-event like a tree in the
wind right before an important event. You can adjust the interval time so the camera is ready to take
another photograph ad the cost of battery life. Alternatively review the cameras placement to avoid or
remove environmental movement by eliminating long grass or aiming the camera away from trees and
bushes.
 Is there a specific time of day that that wanted activity is most likely to occur?
o If yes you can set the timer to the camera is only active part of the day
16
Understanding your application cont..

What could effect night mode operation?
o Night Photography requires an invisible flash to supply infrared light to the camera. Anything reflective like
windows or license plates or objects close to the camera can reflect back intense light washing out the
image and reducing details.
o Night operation requires more power as the camera must supply the light source at added expense to
battery life and lower battery power equals shorter night vision range. It is highly important to manage the
setup to minimize non-required photography to conserve power and prolong the night vision range.
o Night vision is a black and white type of photography using infrared light. Objects reflect differently under
infrared light to visible light which when shown in a black and white photo may give a false impression of
color or brightness.
o Ambient light or light directly on the camera sensors can direct it to use Day or night mode which may not
be lead to the most optimal image.
Unsuitable applications.
It is important to remember that motion activated cameras are battery operated equipment intended to monitor areas of
low or infrequent activity; higher levels of usage are less suitable for battery operation.
In environments where there is higher frequency of activity or both significant and insignificant activity occurring at the
same time tend to favor video capture over photos which also has higher power demands, such environments are more
suited to CCTV type systems.
CCTV Advantages
 Can record 24/7 or just when motion detected
 Single system can manage multiple cameras from
one point
 Quality of performance unaffected by battery
power (ie. Night vision range is always optimal)
 Powered by 240V means no batteries
Motion Activated Camera Advantage
 Covert operating with no-glow night vision
 Covert operating with camouflage design
 Battery operated = Wide range locations where
can be installed
 Can capture Pictures or video
CCTV Disadvantages
 Requiring constant power from a 240V source
 Often use Low-glow night vision which are not as
covertly operating
 Installation locations for cameras are more
limited
 Only capture video
Motion Activated Camera Disadvantage
 Battery operated = Requires batteries to be
changed
 Must access camera to review images
 Night vision range is effected by battery quality
and charge
17
Express Setup Guide
SECURE06
EXPRESS CAMERA SETUP.
20/07/2016
Read manual for full detail and positioning information.
This is a motion activated camera designed to monitor areas of low movement activity. Results
are affected by:
1. The environment the camera is aimed at
2. Understanding the type of activity you wish to monitor
3. The camera parameters (settings) dictate how the device can
operate
4. Quality of batteries used.
Follow this guide for information about key settings
The full operators manual can be found at www.silvan.com by
entering SECURE06 to the search prompt or alternatively you
can scan the QR code.
Camera Positioning: Set minimum 1m above ground avoiding positions at average head
height to reduce chance of being seen by the casual observer. Eliminate from view anything
that may move triggering the camera being conscious of the effect of wind on trees, long grass
etc. Reflective surfaces can create photo glare or create flash back with night shots and should
be avoided.
Key considerations when setting the cameras parameters
The camera will behave according to its settings and the environment surrounding it, the most
important settings to be tweaked are Sense Level and Interval. Sense Level adjusts the motion
sensitivity effecting what can trigger the camera. Interval effects the minimum time that the
camera can be potentially triggered similar to a cool-down time from last camera activation.
Initial set up: When setting a camera it is important to review performance so that you can
adjust the camera position, camera settings and/or alter the environment to increase the chance
of capturing a significant event and limit unwanted events being captured. Set the camera to
actively take photos as intended then review after progressively longer periods of time 20mins,
2hr, 1day, 4 days. Count the photos taken per period and review what has triggered the camera
as indicator of future camera activity levels. Use this information to eliminate moving objects
and adjust the settings to limit undesired camera activity.To maximise battery life the camera
must be in an environment of minimum environmental movement, camera set to not activate
too frequently.
Hint: Reviewing images on a computer is much faster and allows for subtle changes in images
to be more easily noticed. This can be done by connecting the camera to a PC or by connecting
the memory card directly to the computer.
TEST / ON / OFF Power switch explained
Test: LCD screen is on to allow image review and adjustment of settings
On: Camera automatically active according to settings for motion activation (after 10 second
count down on the LCD screen when first switched to ON
Key camera settings are detailed over page. For full explanation of all camera setting
refer to the operators manual
Parameter
Mode
Format
Photo
Size
(affects
still
photos only)
Video
Size
(affects
video
clips only)
Set Clock
Picture No.
Video Length
Interval
(Acts as a cool
down
after
camera
is
triggered)
Date Stamp
Sense Level
(Of PIR motion
sensors)
Timer
Default Set
Settings
(Bold = default)
Camera,
Video,
Camera+Video
Enter
1MP, 3MP,
5MP, 8MP,
12MP available
1280×720,
720×480,
640×480,
320×240
Enter
Description
Select whether still photos or video clips are taken.
Camera+Video mode first takes photos then shoot videos
afterward.
Erases entire contents of the SD card.
Select desired resolution for still photos in megapixels. Note:
Lower resolution setting allows for smaller file size and faster
camera reaction speed. High resolution photos require more
time to record to memory hence slower camera reaction.
Select video resolution (pixels per frame). Higher resolution
produces better quality videos, but creates larger files that use
more of the SD card capacity.
Press Enter to set up date and time using the up/down < >
buttons to nagigate
01 Photo, 02
Select the number of photos taken in sequence per motion
Photos, 03 Photos event triggering the Camera.
Videos are in AVI format that can be played back on most
Default is 10s
video players (or on the camera). Note: capturing video at
night is very battery intensive.
1 Min, optional Very low interval times lead to excessive camera activation
from 1S to 60M draining battery life. Only set Interval low enough not to miss
a required event while adjusting the Sense Level and camera
position to reduce opportunity for the camera to be triggered
by unintended events or movement.
Off,
Date,
Date/Time
Normal, High,
Low
Off, On
Select Date/Time to imprint date & time in every photo,
ideally used for easy reference or evidence.
Note: When Date/Time is additional details are recorded
including Serial No. and temperature.
Select the sensitivity of the PIR motion sensor(s). Adjust this
setting to Low to ignore smaller objects and distant motion,
the High setting will detect smaller movements or objects at
more distant range.
Select On if you only want the camera to work within a
specified time period each day, ideal for activating the camera
when typically away for example set from 8am-6pm when
away at work
Press OK Enter to return all your previous settings back to
the manufacturer default.
18
Trouble Shooting
Defect
The camera
does not
power on
(When Power
switch set to
TEST).
Battery Leak
Possible cause
No batteries inserted.
Battery Polarity
There are no
recordings on
the memory
card after
period of
planned
wildlife
observation.
You have installed the
camera such that no
wildlife can enter the
detection range of the
motion sensors.
Memory Card was “Locked”
The images
are
overexposed.
Light is blinding the camera
or reflections from night
vision is overexposing
image.
The camera is
making too
many
unwanted
recordings.
The camera could be
being triggered by
branches moving in
the wind.
The sensitivity of the
motion sensors may
be set too high.
The batteries are low or
dead.
Flat battery left in camera
Electrical short
Battery Polarity
Remedy
Insert 8 x 1.5 V batteries into the battery slots
1 or more batteries fitted with wrong polarity
(remove immediately)
Replace the batteries.
Remove Batteries. Refer to product support for
advice before further use.
1 or more batteries fitted with wrong polarity has
caused leak. Remove immediately.
Change the alignment
of the camera.
Remove Memory card, move the small “lock” tab
on side of card towards the metal contacts to
unlock
Direct sunlight may be shining onto the device,
possibly only at certain times of the day (pay
attention to the position of the sun).
Re-aim camera in northerly or southerly direction
to prevent sun blinding.
Reflective objects or Flash back of night vision
can reflect light to cause overexposure.
Re-aim camera or remove reflective surfaces
Change the installation
location and/or the
alignment of the camera.
Reduce the sensitivity
of the motion sensors.
19
SILVAN AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
ABN 48 099 851 144
VICTORIA (HEAD OFFICE)
244- 264 Greens Rd,
Dandenong South, 3175 Australia
Telephone: +61 (03) 9215 2700
Facsimile: +61 (03) 9215 2701
www.silvan.com.au
NEW ZEALAND
22 Sunshine Avenue
Te Rapa, Hamilton, 2001 New
Zealand
Telephone: +64 (07) 8496030
Fax: +64 (07) 8496070
www.silvannz.co.nz
20
Open as PDF
Similar pages