Version 1.10 | 10/16/2015
User Manual
5 Megapixel Day & Night Outdoor Dome Network Camera
DCS-6517

Preface
D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or
organization of such revisions or changes.
Manual Revisions
Revision
Date
Description
1.0
March 19, 2015
1.1
October 16, 2015
DCS-6517 Revision A1 with firmware version 1.00
Minor updates
Trademarks
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Copyright © 2015 by D-Link Corporation.
All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior expressed written permission from D-Link
Corporation.
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Table of Contents
Product Overview......................................................... 5
Package Contents.................................................... 5
Introduction............................................................... 6
System Requirements.............................................. 7
Features................................................................... 8
Hardware Overview.................................................. 9
Hardware Overview................................................ 10
Internal.............................................................. 10
micro SD card installation....................................... 11
Cable Connectors............................................. 12
Connectors and DI/DO..................................... 13
Installation................................................................... 15
Hardware Installation.............................................. 15
Assembly and Installation................................. 15
Pendant Mount (Optional).............................. 17
Bent Mount (Optional).................................... 20
Cable Connections................................................. 23
Software Installation............................................... 24
Setup Wizard.................................................... 24
Web-based Configuration Utility............................. 29
Adjusting the lens 3-axis angle......................... 31
Camera Cover and Sunshield........................... 32
Sunshield.......................................................... 33
Configuration.............................................................. 34
Live Video............................................................... 34
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Client Setup............................................................ 38
Setup...................................................................... 39
Basic Setup....................................................... 39
Advanced Setup............................................... 40
System Overview.................................................... 41
Audio and Video............................................... 42
Video Settings................................................ 42
Image Settings............................................... 45
Audio Settings................................................ 47
Day and Night Settings.................................. 48
Network............................................................. 49
IP Settings...................................................... 49
Port and Access Name Settings.................... 52
Dynamic DNS................................................ 55
HTTPS........................................................... 56
Access List..................................................... 58
Advanced Settings......................................... 60
Event Management........................................... 64
Motion Detection............................................ 64
Tamper Detection.......................................... 65
DI and DO...................................................... 66
Event Settings................................................ 67
Recording......................................................... 73
Recording Settings......................................... 73
Local Storage................................................. 75
PTZ Control...................................................... 76
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Digital PTZ..................................................... 76
System.............................................................. 77
User Settings................................................. 77
Device Settings.............................................. 78
Time and Date............................................... 79
Maintenance.................................................. 80
Parameter List................................................ 82
Logs............................................................... 83
Appendix A - Technical Specifications.................... 84
Technical Specifications......................................... 84
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Product Overview
Package Contents
DCS-6517 5 Megapixel Day & Night Outdoor
Dome Network Camera
Sunshield
Power adapter*
Screws
CD-ROM with User Manual and software
Alignment Sticker
Extension Adapter
Mounting Adaptor
Security Wrench
Quick Installation Guide
CAT 5 Ethernet Cable
*Depending on your region, a power adapter may not be included.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
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Product Overview
Introduction
D-Link DCS-6517 is an outdoor vandal-proof fixed dome camera equipped with industry-leading 5 megapixel resolution and H.264 compression.
The DCS-6517 connects to a network to provide high-quality live video over the Internet. This camera is capable of capturing video in both dark
and light environments thanks to its built-in IR LEDs and IR-cut removable (ICR) filter. The ICR filter can be manually applied via the web, or set to
automatically adjust based on lightning conditions. This feature allows the camera to capture crisp color images during the daytime and detailed
grayscale images at night or in or low-light conditions.
The DCS-6517 is equipped with metal housing certified by IK-10 criterion which protect the camera from damage. The built-in removable IR-cut
filter and IR LEDs give the DCS-6517 the capability to view up to 20 meters at night. The ability to use Power over Ethernet (PoE) also allows it to
be easily installed in a variety of locations without the need for supplemental power cabling. The built-in MicroSD card slot can be used as a local
backup by storing important events on an easily retrievable MicroSD card.
The included D-Link D-ViewCam™ is sophisticated software which allows users to manage up to 32 network cameras, set e-mail alert
notifications, create recording schedules, and use motion detection to record directly to a hard drive. D-ViewCam™ also allows users to upload a
floor plan to create a realistic layout of the premises where cameras are located, further simplifying the management process.
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Product Overview
System Requirements
Network Requirements
• An Ethernet-based Network
Computer with the following:
DCS-6517
Web-based Configuration
Utility Requirements
• Windows®, Macintosh, or Linux-based operating system
• An installed Ethernet adapter
Browser Requirements:
• Internet Explorer® 7 and higher
• Mozilla Firefox 19.0 and higher
• Google™ Chrome 25.0 and higher
• Apple Safari 5 and higher
Computer with the following:
D-ViewCam Configuration
Utility Requirements
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• Microsoft Windows®, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8
• At least 256 MB of memory (512 MB recommended)
• VGA card resolution: SVGA or XGA (1024x768 or above)
• CPU: 1.7 GHz or above (2.8 GHz plus processor with 512 MB
memory and a 32 MB video card is required for multiple
camera viewing and recording in IP surveillance programs)
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Features
Flexible Connectivity
The DCS-6517 includes input and output ports for connectivity to external devices such as IR sensors, switches, and alarm relays. The DCS-6517
also incorporates Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing it to be easily installed in a variety of locations without the need for supplemental power
cabling.
High-Quality Video at HD Resolution
The DCS-6517 provides real-time video feeds at up to 15 fps with 2560x1920 resolution and 30 fps with Full HD resolution. H.264 encoding
ensures that images remain crisp, clear, and vivid without taking up too much network bandwidth.
Weather-proof with Tamper Detection
Designed to be mounted outdoors, the DCS-6517 includes an IP66 certified enclosure which protects against the elements. Anti-tamper features
make this camera suitable for tamper-prone locations such as transportation hubs, schools, or correctional facilities. The electronic tamper
detection system can sense whenever the camera has been redirected, de-focused, blocked, or spray-painted, and respond promptly with a
visible or audible alarm.
Remote Monitoring Utility
The D-ViewCam application adds enhanced features and functionality for the Network Camera and allows administrators to configure and
access the Network Camera from a remote site via Intranet or Internet. Other features include image monitoring, recording images to a hard
drive, viewing up to 32 cameras on one screen, and taking snapshots.
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Hardware Overview
Metal housing
Sunshield
(Plastic)
The camera is housed in an IP66 certified weatherproof casing, which protects it
against rain and dust. This case is also IK-10 certified vandal-resistant.
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Hardware Overview
Internal
1
3
2
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6
5
4
1
Micro SD Card Slot
2
DI/DO, Audio, Power, connector
3
Ethernet Cable connector
4
Light Sensor
The light sensor measures the lighting conditions and switches between
color and infrared accordingly
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Camera Lens
Vari-focal lens to record video of the surrounding area
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IR LEDs
7
Power/Status
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Insert a Micro SD card for Local storage for storing recorded image and video
Internal connector for DI/DO, Audio, and Power connector cable harness
Internal Ethernet cable jack
Infrared LEDS illuminate the camera's field of view at night
LED indicates the camera's current status
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micro SD card installation
Disassemble the Camera
Open the camera enclosure by loosen the 4 screws. Lift the dome off the base of
the camera.
Install the SD Card
Push the SD card into the camera with the gold contacts oriented towards the base
of the camera. To eject the SD card, push the SD card into the slot.
Micro SD Slot
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Cable Connectors
1
2
4
3
5
7
6
1
DI/DO Connector
I/O connectors for external devices.
2
Power Connector
Power connector for the provided 12 V DC power adapter.
3
Reset Button
4
Audio Out (Green)
5
Audio In (Red)
6
RJ-45 Extension Connector
7
Ethernet (PoE)
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Press and hold the recessed button for 10 seconds to reset the camera.
Connects to a speaker.
Connects to a microphone.
The Extension connector for connector the extending Ethernet cable.
RJ-45 connector for Ethernet which can also be used to power the Camera
using PoE
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Connectors and DI/DO
Please follow the diagram below to properly connect the cables to the connector. Please be careful when using 3rd party cables as incorrectly
connecting the connector to the wrong cable may damage the Camera.
Reset
DO-
Orange
Pink
Reset
DO-
DO+
DIDI+
Blue
Yellow
Green
DO+
DIDI+
Audio Out
Audio in
GND
Video out
Red
Yellow
Black
White
Audio Out
Audio in
GND
GND
Black
GND
12V
Red
12V
GND
Video out
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BNC connector (Video out)
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Note: To prevent the camera's wire connectors from being damaged by water or other elements:
1. When connecting the camera, the unsheathed part of the wire connectors must either be sealed or enclosed in a junction box.
2. The unsheathed part of the wire connectors should be positioned at a downward-facing angle when they extend out of the rear of the camera, not upward.
The unsheathed part of the wire
connectors must either be sealed
or enclosed in a junction box.
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Hardware Installation
Assembly and Installation
Locate a suitable position on the ceiling which is capable of supporting the weight of the
camera. Attach the alignment sticker to the ceiling or wall.
Drill four separate holes corresponding to the holes in the mounting template and insert
the plastic anchors into four holes. Cut an access hole in the ceiling for the cables.
Thread the cables through the waterproof plugs at the bottom of the base of the camera.
Attach the cables to the corresponding cable connectors. Connect the Camera bottom
Ethernet cable and the other cable, threading them through the hole in the ceiling.
Connect to the Ethernet cable.
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Attach the dome up with the mounting template latch, then push forward lock the
latch. Using the bolt for security lock the Camera.
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Pendant Mount (Optional)
ƒƒ Height: 201 mm (7.9 inches)
ƒƒ Diameter: 150 mm (5.9 inches)
ƒƒ Weight: 665 g (1.45 lbs)
Bracket
Cap
1. Attach the mounting plate to the bracket cap using the three screws.
2. Locate a suitable position on the ceiling for a 34 mm (+2 / –0 mm) hole to be cut. A
template is included to aid in marking the mounting hole.
3. Cut a hole in the ceiling according to the template.
4. Drill four separate 6 mm holes corresponding to the holes in the mounting template
and insert the plastic anchors into these holes.
5. Place the rubber seal between the pendant bracket and the ceiling to ensure a
waterproof seal between the ceiling and the bracket.
6. Attach the pendant bracket to the ceiling using the screws provided.
7. Attach the bracket cap to the bottom of the pendant bracket by rotating the cap
counterclockwise to tighten it into place.
Mounting
Plate
Rubber
Seal
Pendant
Bracket
8. Insert the screw into the base of the pendant bracket at the top of the bracket cap to
secure the bracket cap into place.
Bracket
Cap
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1. Connect the Ethernet cable and the power cable, then thread them through the pendant bracket.
2. Place the dome body onto the base of the camera.
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1. Attach the dome to the base of the camera using the three long screws and the provided security screw.
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Bent Mount (Optional)
ƒƒ Height: 253 mm (9.96 inches)
ƒƒ Diameter: 150 mm (5.9 inches)
ƒƒ Weight: 770 g (1.7 lbs)
Bracket
Cap
1. Attach the mounting plate to the bracket cap using the three screws.
2. Locate a suitable position on the wall for a 34 mm (+2 / –0 mm) hole to be cut. A
template is included to aid in marking the mounting hole.
3. Cut a hole in the ceiling according to the template
4. Drill four separate 6 mm holes corresponding to the holes in the mounting template
and insert the plastic anchors into these holes.
Mounting
Plate
5. Place the rubber seal between the wall mount bracket and the wall to ensure a
waterproof seal between the wall and the bracket.
6. Attach the wall mount bracket to the wall using the screws provided.
7. Attach the bracket cap to the bottom of the wall mount bracket by rotating the cap
counterclockwise to tighten it into place.
Bent
Bracket
8. Insert the screw into the base of the wall mount bracket at the top of the bracket cap
to secure the bracket cap into place.
9. Connect the Ethernet cable and the power cable and thread them through the wall
mount bracket.
Bracket Cap
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1. Place the camera body onto the housing of the bent bracket mount.
Bent
Bracket
Dome
Camera
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1. Attach the dome to the base of the camera using the three long screws and the provided security screw.
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Cable Connections
Basic Connection (without PoE)
1. Connect the camera to your switch or router via Ethernet cable.
2. Connect the power cable from the camera to the supplied power adapter.
3. Connect the supplied power adapter to a power outlet.
Connection Using a PoE Switch
If using a PoE switch or router, connect the network camera via Ethernet cable.
PoE will transmit both power and data over a single cable.
Note: Once power has been established, the LED will turn red. When the device has obtained an IP address and is accessible, the LED
will turn green.
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Software Installation
Setup Wizard
Insert the DCS-6517 CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive to begin the installation. If the Autorun function on your computer is disabled, or
if the D-Link Launcher fails to start automatically, click Start > Run. Type D:\autorun.exe, where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM
drive.
Click Setup Wizard to begin the installation.
After clicking Setup Wizard, the window on the right will open.
Click Next to continue.
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Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
To start the installation process, click Next.
Note: The installation may take several minutes to finish.
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Click Finish to complete the installation.
Click on the D-Link Setup Wizard SE icon that was created in your Windows Start
menu.
Start > D-Link > Setup Wizard SE
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The Setup Wizard will appear and display the MAC address and IP address of your
camera(s). If you have a DHCP server on your network, a valid IP Address will be
displayed. If your network does not use a DHCP server, the network camera's
default static IP address 192.168.0.20 will be displayed.
Click the Wizard button to continue.
Enter the Admin ID and password. When logging in for the first time, the default
Admin ID is admin with the password left blank.
Click Next, to proceed to the next page.
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Select DHCP if your camera obtains an IP address automatically when it boots up.
Select static IP if the camera will use the same IP address each time it is started.
Click Next, to proceed to the next page.
Take a moment to confirm your settings and click Restart.
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Web-based Configuration Utility
This section explains how to configure your new D-Link Network Camera using the Web-based Configuration Utility.
Click on the D-Link Setup Wizard SE icon that was created in your Windows Start
menu.
Start > D-Link > Setup Wizard SE
Select the camera and click the button labeled "Link" to access the web
configuration.
The Setup Wizard will automatically open your web browser to the IP address of the
camera.
Alternatively, you may manually open a browser and enter the IP address of the
camera: 192.168.0.20
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Enter admin as the default username and leave the password blank. Click OK to
continue.
This section shows your camera’s live video. You can select your video profile and
view or operate the camera. For additional information about web configuration,
please refer to the user manual included on the CD-ROM or the D-Link website.
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Adjusting the lens 3-axis angle
1. After the software installation, use a Web Browser linked to the Camera, to view
the Streaming Video. Then prepare to adjust the Camera's direction and focus.
2. Using the Allen Wrench provided, loosen the bolts and detach the Camera from
the Cover. 3. Adjust the Camera’s Lens gimbal; Turn the lens module left and right, up and
down and the orientation until the desired position is achieved. Tighten the
pan, tile and the adjustment screw once completed.
Rotate 340 °
Tilt 60 °
Pan 360 °
4. Loosen the zoom and focus controller and adjust the zoom and the focus factor
by moving the controller left and right until the desired range is achieved and
the image is clear; tighten the zoom and the focus controller once completed.
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Camera Cover and Sunshield
5. Using the Allen Wrench provided, tighten the bolts with the Camera with the
Cover.
6. Attach the Sunshield with the Camera, attach the opposite of the bolt hook to
side of the camera first then hook the bolt side. Using the bolt for security lock
the Camera and the sunshield.
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Sunshield
Two pull up point
2
1
1
Sunshield
2
Adjustment Screw
Shields the camera sensor from direct sunlight.
Used to secure the sunshield to the camera.
Note: When the sunshield is attached, the camera video may show reflections when the IR LEDs are
on and the camera is at a high angle. If you experience this, it is recommended that you lower the
angle of the camera or turn off the IR LEDs.
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Live Video
When you connect to the camera's web interface you will see the following page. This is the Live Video page which will allow you to view the
camera's video feed and control basic camera functions using the icons on the screen. Please refer to the tables on the following pages for
detailed information about the icons on this screen.
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Client Settings
Language
Setup
Setup the stream transmission mode and saving options on the local
computer.
Select this option to adjust the language settings.
Click on the setup icon on the main page to enter the camera setting
pages. Note that only Administrators can access the setup page.
To simplify the setting procedure, two types of user interfaces are
available: Advanced Setup for professional users and Basic Setup for
entry-level users.
Click this button to turn the digital output device on or off.
Digital Output
Video Stream
Global View
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This camera supports multiple streams (stream 1 ~ 4) simultaneously.
You may select one for live viewing.
Click on this item to display the Global View window. The Global
View window contains a full view image (the largest frame size of
the captured video) and a floating frame (the viewing region of the
current video stream). The floating frame allows users to control the
e-PTZ function (Electronic Pan/Tilt/Zoom). For more information
about e-PTZ operation, please refer to PTZ Control. For more
information about how to set up the viewing region of the current
video stream, please refer to Video settings on page 42.
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Home: Move the camera to the preset home position.
PTZ Direction
Direction: Control the camera’s pan or tilt directions (up/down/left/
right).
Digital PTZ
Control Panel
Zoom in/out to magnify or shrink the digital image.
Zoom in: Magnify image
Zoom
Zoom out: Diminish image
Patrol: Patrol executes a pre-defined sequence of pan, tilt, zoom, and
focus features Before selecting this, users must define at least two
preset points.
Patrol Auto Pan
Auto Pan: Auto Pan automatically scans an area horizontally.
Stop: Stop patrol and auto pan
Go Preset
Select from the preset drop-down list to quickly move the camera to
the desired preset position.
Control Pan/Tilt/Zoom speed
Pan Speed Control
Speed Control
Tilt Speed Control
Zoom Speed Control
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Snapshot
Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed in a pop-up window. Right-click the
image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP (*.bmp) format.
Click this button to record video clips to your computer. When you exit the web browser, video recording stops accordingly.
Recording
Recording Folder
Digital Zoom
Two Way Audio
Mic Volume
Mic Mute
Speaker Volume
Speaker Mute
Specify a storage destination for the recorded video files.
Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation screen indicates the part of the
image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To move to a different area you want to magnify, drag
the navigation screen.
Click this button to enable or disable two way audio communication.
Click this button to raise or lower the volume of the attached microphone.
Click this button to completely mute the attached microphone.
Click this button to raise or lower the volume of the attached speaker.
Click this button to completely mute the attached speaker.
Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal mode.
Full Screen
Zoom ratio
Auto: The video zoom ratio will be changed automatically according to viewing window size.
100%: Keep the video zoom ratio at 100%
50%: Keep the video zoom ratio at 50%
25%: Keep the video zoom ratio at 25%
Click the Help button to learn the detailed information regarding camera setup and solve any problems you encounter.
Help
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Client Setup
Clicking the Client Settings button
will bring you to the following screen which
allows you to configure the basic protocol options for you camera.
H.264 Media Options
For additional information about streaming options please refer to "Audio and
Video" on page 42.
Recording Options
Folder: Select the folder where you would like the Recording file file saved on your
desktop computer.
File name prefix: Enter a file name prefix for the Recording file files.
Add date and time suffix to file name: Select this checkbox if you would like the
date and time to be added to the end of each filename.
Local Streaming Buffer Time
Enter the buffer time in milliseconds. The buffer will cause a slight delay between
live activity and the video of the live stream but may increase the quality of video.
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Setup
The DCS-6517 includes basic and advanced setup screens. Both screens include a tree view with multiple setup options. This manual includes
detailed explanations for all advanced setup screens.
Basic Setup
Click the setup button to enter the setup screen.
Click on the basic button to enter the setup screen.
Please click the [+] next to each folder to view the options.
Basic setup includes the following options:
System Overview
Audio and Video
- Video Settings, Audio Settings, Day and Night Settings
Network
- IP Settings
Event Management
- Motion Detection, Tamper Detection, DI and DO
PTZ Control
- Digital PTZ
System
- User Settings, Device Settings, Time and Date, Maintenance
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Advanced Setup
Click the setup button to enter the setup screen.
Click on the advanced button to enter the setup screen.
Please click the [+] next to each folder to view the options.
Advanced setup includes the following options:
System Overview
Audio and Video
- Video Settings, Image Settings, Audio Settings, Day and Night Settings
Network
- IP Settings, Port & Access Name Settings, Dynamic DNS,
HTTPS, Access List, Advanced Settings
Event Management
- Motion Detection, Tamper Detection, DI and DO, Event Settings
Recording
- Recording Settings, Local Storage
PTZ Control
- Digital PTZ
System
- User Settings, Device Settings, Time and Date, Maintenance,
Parameter List, Logs
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System Overview
The system overview page contains a summary of the camera's current settings. For
more information about adjusting these settings, please consult the subsequent
instructions found in this manual.
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Audio and Video
Video Settings
This page allows you to set up 3 video streams to be displayed on a computer, mobile device, or storage system. Each stream has independent
options for proper compression type, frame size, frame rate to optimize the bandwidth utilization and video quality.
Video Options
Viewing Window: The camera supports multiple streams with frame size ranging
from 320 x 240 to 2560x1920. Click Viewing Window to open the viewing region
setting page. On this page, you can set the Region of Interest (ROI) and the Output
Frame Size for stream 1~3. Please follow the steps below to set up a stream:
1. Select a stream whose viewing region you would like to set.
2. Select a Region of Interest from the drop-down list, the floating frame will resize
accordingly. If you want to set up a customized viewing region, you can also
resize and drag the floating frame to a desired position with your mouse.
3. Choose a proper Output Frame Size from the drop-down list according to the
size of your monitoring device.
Note: All the items in the “Output Frame Size” should not be greater than the
“Region of Interest “(current maximum resolution).
The definition of multiple streams:
Stream 1-3: Users can define the "Region of Interest" (viewing region) and the
"Output Frame Rate" (size of the live view window).
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Once finished with the setting in the Viewing Window, click Save to enable the
settings and click Close to exit the window. The selected Output Frame Size will
immediately be applied to the Frame size of video stream. You can then go back to
the Live Video to test the new settings.
Sensor Setting: Click Sensor Setting to open the Sensor Setting page. On this
page, you can set the maximum exposure time, exposure level, and AGC (Auto
Gain Control) setting. You can configure two sets of sensor setting: one for normal
situations, the other for special situations, such as day/night/schedule mode.
Exposure
• Maximum Exposure Time: Select a proper maximum exposure time according
to the light source of the surroundings. Shorter exposure times result in less
light reaching the sensor. The exposure times are selectable for the following
durations: 1/120 second, 1/60 second, 1/30 second, 1/15 second, and 1/5
second.
• Exposure level: You can manually set the Exposure level which ranges from 1 to
8 (dark to bright).
• Max. Gain (Auto Gain Control): You can manually set the AGC level (2X 4X, 8X,
16x, or 32x). The higher the value, the brighter the image will be.
You may click Preview to fine-tune the image, or click Restore to recall the original
setting without incorporating the changes. When completed with the setting on
this page, click Save to enable the setting and click Close to exit the page. If you
want to configure another sensor setting for day/night/schedule mode, please click
Profile 2 and follow the steps below to setup:
1.Click Enable this profile.
2.Select the applied mode: Day mode, Night mode, or schedule mode. Please
manually enter a range of time if you choose Schedule mode.
3.Configure Exposure setting in the second column.
4.Click Save to enable the setting and click Close to exit the page.
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Aspect Ration
Choose ether 4:3 or 16:9 for the aspect ration. This will format the video stream
to better fit the type of display that it will be viewed on. 4:3 is better for standard
definition displays, while 16:9 is meant for displays that are capable of showing wide
format content.
Video Quality Setting for Stream 1~3
Compression Type: The compression level affects the amount of bandwidth and
storage required. Lower compression uses more bandwidth and storage but delivers
better image quality. Of the two options, H.264 consumes much less network
bandwidth compared to JPEG.
Frame Size: Select proper frame size for different viewing devices, bigger frame size
requires more bandwidth and storage usage. For smaller viewers, such as mobile
phones, a smaller frame size and lower frame rate is recommended.
Frame Rate: This option affects the smoothness of the video. Select higher frame
rate for smoother video quality but it requires more storage usage. 10 options
for selection: customize, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30. The frame rate may
automatically change and some options may not be available depending on the
resolution. The max. frame rate of 4:3 aspect ratio resolution is 15 fps.
Intra Frame Period: Determines the frequency and I frame is planted. The shorter the
duration, the more likely you will get better video quality, but at the cost of higher
network bandwidth consumption. Select the intra frame period from the following
durations: 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds and 4 seconds.
Video Quality: This setting limits the maximum refresh frame rate.
• Constant bit rate: To set a fixed bandwidth regardless of the video quality, select
Constant bit rate and the desired bandwidth from 20 Kbps to 8 Mbps. You can also
select Customize and manually enter a value.
• Fixed quality: To optimize the bandwidth utilization and video quality. The
video quality can be adjusted to the following setting: Medium, Standard, Good,
Detailed and Excellent. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
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Image Settings
This page allows you to tune the white balance, brightness, saturation, contrast,
and sharpness settings for the video.
Color: Select either a Color or B/W (black and white, monochrome) video display.
Power Line Frequency: Select either 50 or 60 Hz depending on your region.
Iris Mode: Select the environment that the camera will primarily be viewing. This
can be set to Fixed, Indoor, or Outdoor.
Video Orientation: Flip will vertically rotate the video. Mirror will horizontally rotate
the video. You may select both options if camera is being installed upside down.
White Balance: This adjusts the relative amount of red, green and blue primary
colors in the image so that the neutral colors are reproduced correctly.
• Auto: The camera automatically adjusts the color temperature of the light in
response to different light sources. The white balance setting defaults to Auto
and works well in most situations.
• Fixed: Follow the steps below to manually set the white balance to compensate
for the ambient lighting conditions
1. Set the White balance to Auto and click Save.
2. Place a sheet of white paper in front of the lens, then allow the camera to adjust
the color temperature automatically.
3. Select Fixed to confirm the setting while the white balance is being measured.
4. Click Save to enable the new setting.
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Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level, which ranges from -5 to +5
Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level, which ranges from -5 to +5
Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level, which ranges from -5 to +5
Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level, which ranges from -3 to +3
Overlay Title and Time Stamp on Video: Select this option to place the video title
and time on the video streams. (When the frame size is set to 176 x 144 only the
time will be stamped on the video streams.)
Privacy Mask: In this page, you can block out certain sensitive zones for privacy
concerns. To set up a Privacy Mask Window, follow the steps given below:
1. Click New to add a window.
2. The height and width of the window can be resized and drag-dropped the
window.
3. Enter a descriptive Window Name and click Save to apply changes.
4. Select Enable privacy mask to facilitate this function.
None:
• Up to 5 privacy mask windows can be set up on the same screen.
• If you want to delete the privacy mask window, please click the ‘x’ at the upper
right-hand corner of the window.
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Audio Settings
This page allows you to configure the settings for the built-in audio support.
Mute: Check this box to mute all of the audio capabilities of the camera.
Microphone Input Gain: The microphone sensitivity can be increased or
decreased to help provide better audio quality.
AAC bit Rate: Select the desired bit rate for the AAC audio codec.
G711 bit Rate: Select the desired bit rate for the G711 audio codec.
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Day and Night Settings
Switch to B/W in Night Mode: Select to automatically enable the camera to switch
to B/W night mode.
IR Cut Filter: The IR-Cut Removable (ICR) filter mechanically switches between two
different sensor filters. It provides the best light conditions both during the day and
night. The following options are:
• Auto Mode: The camera automatically switches between day and night mode
by judging the level of ambient light. This mode is accessible only when the
exposure mode is set to Auto.
• Day Mode: In this mode the camera switches on the IR cut filter at all times,
which will block the infrared light from reaching the sensor so that the colors
are not distorted.
• Night Mode: The camera switches off the IR cut filter to allow the infrared
light to pass through. This helps the camera to see more clearly in low light
conditions.
• Synchronize with Digital Input: The camera automatically removes the IR cut
filter when DI triggers.
• Schedule Mode: The camera switches between day and night mode based on
a specific schedule. Ensure to enter the starting and ending time for the day
mode. Note that the time format is [hh:mm] and is expressed in 24-hour clock
time. By default, the starting time and ending time of day mode are set to 07:00
and 18:00.
Light Sensor Sensitivity: Select Low, Normal, or High sensitivity for the light sensor.
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Network
IP Settings
IPv4
LAN: Select this option when the camera is deployed on a local area network (LAN)
and is intended to be accessed by local computers. The default setting for the
Network Type is LAN. Remember to click Save when you complete the Network
setting.
• Get IP address automatically (DHCP): Select this connection if you have a
DHCP server running on your network and would like a dynamic IP address to
be assigned to the camera automatically.
• Use fixed IP address: You may enter a static or fixed IP address for your camera.
IP Address: Enter an IP address.
Subnet Mask: The default value is “255.255.255.0.” This helps to determine if the
designated IP address is on the same subnet.
Default Router: This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in
a different subnet. (Invalid router setting will cause the transmission to fail if its
destination is in a different subnet).
Primary DNS: The Primary Domain Name Server (DNS) that translates hostname
into IP address.
Secondary DNS: Secondary Domain Name Server (DNS) that backups the Primary
DNS.
Primary WINS Server: The primary WINS server that maintains the database of
computer name and IP address.
Secondary WINS Server: The secondary WINS server that maintains the database of
computer name and IP address.
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• Enable UPnP Presentation: Select this option to enable UPnP presentation
for the camera so that whenever a camera is presented to the LAN, shortcuts
of connected cameras will be listed in My Network Places. You can click the
shortcut to link to the web browser. Currently, UPnP is supported by Windows
XP or later. Note that to utilize this feature, please make sure the UPnP
component is installed on your computer.
• Enable UPnP Port Forwarding: To access the camera from the Internet, select
this option to allow the camera to open ports on the router automatically so
that video streams can be sent out from a LAN. To utilize this feature, make sure
that your router supports UPnP and it is activated.
How does UPnP work?
UPnP networking technology provides automatic IP configuration and dynamic
discovery of devices added to a network. Services and capabilities offered by
networked devices, such as printing and file sharing, are available among each
other without bothersome network configuration. In the case of Network Cameras,
you will see Network Camera shortcuts at My Network Places.
PPPoE: Select this option to configure the camera to make it accessible from
anywhere with an Internet connection. Note that to utilize this feature, it requires
an account provided by your ISP.
Follow the steps below to acquire the camera’s public IP address.
1. Set up the camera on the LAN
2. Go to Live View > Setup > Event management > Event settings > Server
Settings (please refer to Server Settings to add a new e-mail or FTP server)
3. Go to Setup > Event management > Event settings > Media Settings (please
refer to Media Settings). Select System log so that you will receive the system
log in TXT file format which contains the camera’s public IP address in your
e-mail or on the FTP server.
4. Go to Setup > Network > IP settings. Select PPPoE and enter the user name and
password provided by your ISP. Click Save to enable the setting.
5. The camera will reboot.
6. Disconnect the power to the camera. Remove it from the LAN environment.
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IPv6
Enable IPv6: Select this option and click Save to enable IPv6 setting. Please note
that this only works if your network environment and hardware equipment support
IPv6. The browser should be Microsoft ® Internet Explorer 6.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or
above.
When IPv6 is enabled, by default, the camera will listen to router advertisements
and be assigned a link-local IPv6 address accordingly.
IPv6 Information: Click this button to obtain the IPv6 information. If your IPv6
setting are successful, the IPv6 address list will be listed in the pop-up window.
Please follow the steps below to link to an IPv6 address:
1. Open your web browser.
2. Enter the link-global or link-local IPv6 address in the address bar of your web
browser.
3. Press Enter on the keyboard or click Refresh button to refresh the webpage.
DHCPv6: Enable this function if you have a DHCPv6 server running on your network
and would like a dynamic IPv6 address to be assigned to the camera automatically.
Manually Setup the IP address: Select this option to manually configure
IPv6 setting if your network environment does not have DHCPv6 server and
advertisements-enabled routers.
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Port and Access Name Settings
HTTPS
By default, the HTTPS port is set to 443. It can also be assigned to another port
number between 1025 and 65535.
HTTP
By default, the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is set to 8080.
They can also be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535.
Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the camera
provides two types of security setting for an HTTP transaction: basic and digest. If
basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format and there
can be potential risks of being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user
credentials are encrypted using MD5 algorithm and thus provide better protection
against unauthorized accesses.
Access name for stream 1 ~ 4: The Network camera supports multiple streams
simultaneously. The access name is used to differentiate the streaming source.
Users can click Setup > Video > Video Settings to set up the video quality of linked
streams.
RTSP
To utilize RTSP streaming authentication, make sure that you have set a password
for the camera first. Please refer to User Settings for details.
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Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the camera
provides three types of security setting for streaming via RTSP Protocol: disable,
basic, and digest. If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain
text format, but there can be potential risks of it being intercepted. If digest
authentication is selected, user credentials are encrypted using MD5 algorithm,
thus providing better protection against unauthorized access.
Access Name for Stream 1 ~ 4: This camera supports multiple streams
simultaneously. The access name is used to differentiate the streaming source. If
you want to use an RTSP player to access the camera, you have to set the video
mode to H.264 and use the following RTSP URL command to request transmission
of the streaming data.
Multicast and Unicast Streaming Protocols
You may choose to enable multicast or unicast for your camera audio and video
streaming so that your cameras (sources) and the receivers (clients) can establish
the connection to send and receive contents.
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Unicast video transmission delivers a stream through point-to-point transmission.
Multicast, on the other hand, sends a stream to the multicast group address and
allows multiple clients to acquire the stream at the same time by requesting a copy
from the multicast group address. Therefore, enabling multicast can effectively save
network bandwidth.
An IP Multicast group address is used to send and receive content. Sources use
this group address as the destination address while sending their data packets.
Receivers use this group address to inform the network that they are interested in
receiving packets sent to that group.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The multicast RTP
port must be an even number, and the multicast RTCP port number is the multicast
RTP port number plus one, and thus is always odd. When the multicast RTP port
changes, the multicast RTCP port will change accordingly.
Multicast TTL [1~255]: The multicast TTL (Time To Live) is the value that tells the
router the range a packet can be forwarded.
Click the items to display the detailed configuration information. Select the Always
multicast option to enable multicast for stream 1 ~ 4.
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Dynamic DNS
This section explains how to configure the dynamic domain name service for the
camera. DDNS is a service that allows your camera, especially when assigned with a
dynamic IP address, to have a fixed host and domain name.
Enable DDNS: Select this option to enable the DDNS setting.
Server Name: Select a DDNS server name from the provider drop-down list. With
a Dynamic DNS account, the camera automatically updates your IP address. To
enable DDNS, enter your host information. Click Next to continue.
Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server.
Username: Enter your username or e-mail used to connect to the DDNS
Password: Enter your password used to connect to the DDNS server.
Status: Indicate the connection status, automatically determined by the system.
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HTTPS
This section explains how to enable authentication and encrypted communication
over SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data transmission over
the Internet on higher security level.
Enable HTTPS
Select this item to enable HTTPS communication, then select a connection
option: "HTTP & HTTPS" or "HTTPS only". Note that you have to create and install a
certificate first in the second column before clicking the Save button.
Create and Install Certificate Method
Before using HTTPS for communication with the camera, a certificate must be
created first.
There are three ways to create and install a certificate:
Create Self-signed Certificate Automatically
1. Select this option.
2. In the first column, select Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a
connection option: “HTTP & HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”.
3. Click Save to generate a certificate.
4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column.
You can click Property to view detailed information about the certificate.
5. Click Live Video to return to the main page. Change the address from “http://”
to “https://“ in the address bar and press Enter. Some Security Alert dialogs will
pop up. Click OK or Yes to enable HTTPS.
Create Self-signed Certificate Manually
1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the
certificate.
2. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column
as shown below. You can click Property to see detailed information about the
certificate.
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Create Certificate Request and Install
Select this option to create a certificate from a certificate authority.
1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate
the certificate.
2. If you see the information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the
top of the page to allow pop-up.
3. The pop-up window shows an example of a certificate request.
4. Look for a trusted certificate authority that issues digital certificates. Enroll the
camera.
Wait for the certificate authority to issue a SSL certificate. Click Browse... to search
for the issued certificate, then click Upload in the second column.
How do I cancel the HTTPS setting?
1. Deselect Enable HTTPS secure connection in the first column and click Save. A
warning dialog will pop up.
2. Click OK to disable HTTPS.
3. The webpage will redirect to a non-HTTPS page automatically.
If you want to create and install other certificates, please remove the existing one.
To remove the signed certificate, deselect Enable HTTPS secure connection in the
first column and click Save. Then click Remove to erase the certificate.
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Access List
This section explains how to control access permissions by verifying the connecting
client PC’s IP address.
General Settings
Maximum number of concurrent streaming connection(s) limited to: Simultaneous
live viewing for 1~10 clients (including stream 1 ~ stream 4). The default value is 10.
If you modify the value and click Save, all current connections will be disconnected
and automatically attempt to re-link (I.E. Explorer or Quick Time Player).
View Information: Click this button to display the connection status window
showing a list of the current connections.
• IP address: Current connections to the camera.
• Elapsed time: How much time the client has been at the webpage.
• User ID: If the administrator has set a password for the webpage, the clients
have to enter a user name and password to access the live video. The user name
will be displayed in the User ID column. If the administrator allows client to link
to the webpage without a user name and password, the User ID column will be
empty.
There are some situations which allow clients access to the live video without a user
name and password:
1. The administrator did not set up a user password. For more information about
how to set up a user password and manage user accounts, please refer to User
settings.
2. The administrator has set up a user password, but set RTSP Authentication to
“disable“. For more information about RTSP Authentication, please refer to RTSP
Streaming.
• Refresh: Click this button to refresh all current connections.
• Add to deny list: You can select entries from the Connection Status list and add
them to the Deny List to deny access. Please note that the selected connections
will only be disconnected temporarily and will automatically try to re-link again
(IE Explore or Quick Time Player). If you want to enable the denied list, please
select Enable access list filtering and click Save in the first column.
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Disconnect: If you want to break off the current connections, please select them
and click this button. Please note that those selected connections will only be
disconnected temporarily and will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or
Quick Time Player).
Enable Access List Filtering: Select this item and click Save if you want to enable
the access list filtering function.
Filter Type
Select Allow or Deny as the filter type. If you choose Allow Type, only those clients
whose IP addresses are on the Access List below can access the camera, and the
others cannot access. On the contrary, if you choose Deny Type, those clients whose
IP addresses are on the Access List below will not be allowed to access the camera,
and the others can access.
Filter
Then you can add a rule to the following Access List. Please note that the IPv6
access list column will not be displayed unless you enable IPv6 on the Network
page. For more information about IPv6 Setting, please refer to Enable IPv6 for
detailed information.
There are three types of rules:
Single: This rule allows the user to add an IP address to the Allowed/Denied list.
Network: This rule allows the user to assign a network address and corresponding
subnet mask to the Allow/Deny List.
Range: This rule allows the user to assign a range of IP addresses to the Allow/Deny
List (This rule is only applied to IPv4).
Administrator IP address
Always allow the IP address to access this device: You can select this item and
add the Administrator’s IP address in this field to make sure the Administrator can
always connect to the device.
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Advanced Settings
SNMP configuration
This section explains how to use the SNMP on the network camera. The Simple
Network Management Protocol is an application layer protocol that facilitates the
exchange of management information between network devices. It helps network
administrators to remotely manage network devices and find, solve network
problems with ease.
The SNMP consists of the following three key components:
1. Manager: Network-Management Station (NMS), a server which executes
applications that monitor and control managed devices.
2. Agent: A network-management software module on a managed device which
transfers the status of managed devices to the NMS.
3. Managed device: A network node on a managed network. For example:
routers, switches, bridges, hubs, computer hosts, printers, IP telephones,
network cameras, web server, and database.
Before configuring SNMP setting on this page, please enable your NMS first.
Enable SNMPv1, SNMPv2c: Select this option and enter the names of Read/Write
community and Read Only community according to your NMS setting.
Enable SNMPv3: This option contains cryptographic security, a higher security
level which allows you to set the Authentication password and the Encryption
password.
• Security name: According to your NMS setting, choose Read/Write or Read Only
and enter the community name.
• Authentication type: Select MD5 or SHA as the authentication method.
• Authentication password: Enter the password for authentication (at least 8
characters).
• Encryption password: Enter a password for encryption (at least 8 characters).
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IEEE 802.1x
Enable this function if your network environment uses IEEE 802.1x which is a portbased network access control. The network devices, intermediary switch/access
point/hub, and RADIUS server must support and enable 802.1x setting.
The 802.1x standard is designed to enhance the security of local area networks,
which provides authentication to network devices (clients) attached to a network
port (wired or wireless). If all certificates between client and server are verified,
a point-to-point connection will be enabled. If authentication fails, access on
that port will be prohibited. 802.1x utilizes an existing protocol, the Extensible
Authentication Protocol (EAP), to facilitate communication.
Please follow the steps below to enable 802.1x setting:
1. Before connecting the camera to the protected network with 802.1x, please
apply a digital certificate from a Certificate Authority (ie. MIS of your company)
which can be validated by a RADIUS server.
2. Connect the camera to a PC or notebook outside of the protected LAN. Open
the configuration page of the camera as shown below. Select EAP-PEAP or EAPTLS as the EAP method. In the following blanks, enter your ID and password
issued by the CA, then upload related certificate(s).
3. When all setting are complete, move the camera to the protected LAN by
connecting it to an 802.1x enabled switch. The devices will then start the
authentication automatically.
QoS (Quality of Service)
Quality of Service refers to a resource reservation control mechanism, which
guarantees a certain quality to different services on the network. Quality of service
guarantees are important if the network capacity is insufficient, especially for realtime streaming multimedia applications. Quality can be defined as, for instance, a
maintained level of bit rate, low latency, no packet dropping, etc.
The following are the main benefits of a QoS-aware network:
The ability to prioritize traffic and guarantee a certain level of performance to the
data flow.
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The ability to control the amount of bandwidth each application may use, and thus
provide higher reliability and stability on the network.
Requirements for QoS:
To utilize QoS in a network environment, the following requirements must be met:
• All network switches and routers in the network must include support for QoS.
• The network video devices used in the network must be QoS-enabled.
CoS
IEEE802.1p defines a QoS model at OSI Layer 2 (Data Link Layer), which is called
CoS, Class of Service. It adds a 3-bit value to the VLAN MAC header, which indicates
prioritization from 0~7 (Eight different classes of service are available). The priority
is set up on the network switches, which then use different queuing disciplines to
forward the packets.
Please follow the steps below to enable CoS settings:
1. Click Enable CoS
2. Enter the VLAN ID of your switch (0~4095)
3. Choose the priority for each application (0~7).
Note:
• The VLAN Switch (802.1p) is required. The web browsing may fail if the CoS
setting is incorrect.
• Class of Service technologies do not guarantee a level of service in terms of
bandwidth and delivery time. They only offer a "best-effort." Users can think
of CoS as "coarsely-grained" traffic control and QoS as "finely-grained" traffic
control.
• Though CoS is simple to manage, it lacks scalability and does not offer end-toend guarantees since it is based on L2 protocol.
QoS/DSCP
DSCP-ECN defines QoS at Layer 3 (Network Layer). The Differentiated Services
(DiffServ) model is based on packet marking and router queuing disciplines. The
marking is done by adding a field to the IP header, called the DSCP (Differentiated
Services Code Point). This is a 6-bit field that provides 64 different class IDs. It gives
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an indication of how a given packet is to be forwarded, known as the Per Hop
Behavior (PHB). The PHB describes a particular service level in terms of bandwidth,
queuing theory, and dropping (discarding the packet) decisions. Routers at each
network node classify packets according to their DSCP value and give them a
particular forwarding treatment. For example, how much bandwidth should be
reserved.
Quality of Service refers to a resource reservation control mechanism, which
guarantees a certain quality to different services on the network. Quality of service
guarantees are important if the network capacity is insufficient, especially for realtime streaming multimedia applications. Quality can be defined as, for instance, a
maintained level of bit rate, low latency, no packet dropping, etc.
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Event Management
Motion Detection
Motion can be detected by measuring change in speed or vector of an object or
objects in the field of view.
Enable Motion Detection: Select this option to turn on the motion detection feature.
Window Name: Create your own name for the monitored area/ window. It will show at
the top of the motion window.
Sensitivity: Set the measurable difference between two sequential images that would
indicate motion.
Percentage: Set the amount of motion in the window being monitored that is required
to trigger a motion detected alert. If this is set to 100%, this means that motion must
be detected within the whole window to trigger a snapshot.
Note: Setting a higher sensitivity and a lower percentage will make motion easier to be
detected.
New: Click to add a new window. A maximum of three motion windows can be opened simultaneously. Use your mouse to drag the window frame to
resize or the title bar to move. Clicking on the ‘x’ at the upper right corner of the window will close the window.
Profile: You can configure two sets of sensor setting: one for normal situations(Profile1), the other for special situations(Profile2), such as day/
night/schedule mode.
Save: Save the configured settings.
To enable motion detection, follow the steps below:
1. Click New to add a new motion detection window.
2. Enter a name in the Window Name field.
3. Define the sensitivity to moving objects and the space ratio of all alerted pixels by moving the Sensitivity and Percentage slide bar.
4. Click Save to apply the changes.
5. Select Enable motion detection to activate motion detection.
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Tamper Detection
With tamper detection, the camera is capable of detecting incidents such as
redirection, blocking or de-focusing, or even spray paint.
To enable tamper detection, follow the steps given below:
1. Select Enable camera tampering detection.
2. Enter the tamper trigger duration (10 sec. ~ 10 min.). The tamper alarm will
be triggered only when the tampering factor (the difference between current
frame and pre-saved background) exceeds the trigger threshold.
Set up the event source as Camera Tampering Detection on Event Settings > Server
Settings (how to send alarm message)/ Media Settings (send what type of alarm
message)/Event Settings/. Please refer to Event settings for detailed information.
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DI and DO
Network camera provides a general I/O terminal block with one digital input
and digital output for device control. The I/O connector provides the physical
interface for digital input (DI+. GND) and digital output (DO+, GND) that is used for
connecting a diversity of external alarm devices to the camera such as IR-Sensors
and alarm relays.
Set up the event source as Digital Input on Event Settings > Sever Settings
(how to send alarm message) / Media Settings (send what type of alarm)
message)/Event settings/. Or you can set up trigger digital output.
Please refer to "Event Settings" on page 67 for detailed information.
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Event Settings
This section explains how to configure the camera to respond to particular
situations (event). A typical application is that when a motion is detected, the
camera sends buffered images to an FTP server or e-mail address as notifications.
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Server Settings
Click Add on Event Settings page to open the Server Setting page. On this page,
you can specify where the notification messages are sent when a trigger is
activated. A total of 5 server settings can be configured.
Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
• Server Type: There are four choices of server types available: E-mail, FTP, HTTP,
and Network storage. Select the item to display the detailed configuration
options. You can configure either one or all of them.
E-mail: Select to send the media files via e-mail when a trigger is activated.
• Sender e-mail address: Enter the e-mail address of the sender.
• Recipient e-mail address: Enter the e-mail address of the recipient.
• Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the e-mail server.
• User name: Enter the user name of the e-mail account if necessary.
• Password: Enter the password of the e-mail account if necessary.
• Server port: The default mail server port is set to 25. You can also manually set
another port.
If your SMTP server requires a secure connection (SSL), select This server requires a
secure connection (SSL).
To verify if the e-mail settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be
shown in a pop-up window. If successful, you will also receive an e-mail indicating
the result.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
FTP: Select to send the media files to an FTP server when a trigger is activated.
• Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the FTP server.
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• Server port: By default, the FTP server port is set to 21. It can also be assigned to
another port number between 1025 and 65535.
• User name: Enter the login name of the FTP account.
• Password: Enter the password of the FTP account.
• FTP folder name: Enter the folder where the media file will be placed. If the
folder name does not exist, the camera will create one on the FTP server.
• Passive mode: Most firewalls do not accept new connections initiated from
external requests. If the FTP server supports passive mode, select this option
to enable passive mode FTP and allow data transmission to pass through the
firewall.
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To verify if the FTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be
shown in a pop-up window as shown below. If successful, you will also receive a
test.txt file on the FTP server.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
HTTP: Select to send the media files to an HTTP server when a trigger is activated.
• URL: Enter the URL of the HTTP server.
• User name: Enter the user name if necessary.
• Password: Enter the password if necessary.
To verify if the HTTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be
shown in a pop-up window as below. If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on
the HTTP server. Click Save to enable the settings then click Close to exit the page.
Network storage: Select to send the media files to a network storage location when
a trigger is activated. Click Save to enable the setting, then click Close to exit the
page. When completed, the new server settings will automatically be displayed on
the Event Settings page.
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Media Settings
Click Add to open the Media Settings page. On this page, you can specify the type
of media that will be sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 media settings can
be configured.
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Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
Media Type: There are three choices of media types available: Snapshot, Video Clip,
and System log. Select the item to display the detailed configuration options. You
can configure either one or all of them.
Snapshot: Select to send snapshots when a trigger is activated.
Source: Select to take snapshots from stream 1 ~ 4.
Send pre-event images: The camera has a buffer area. It temporarily holds data up
to a certain limit. Enter a number to decide how many images to capture before a
trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can be generated.
Send post-event images: Enter a number to decide how many images to capture
after a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can be generated.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
Add date and time suffix to the file name: Select this option to add a date/time
suffix to the file name.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
Video clip: Select to send video clips when a trigger is activated.
Source: Select a source of video clip.
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Pre-event recording: The camera has a buffer area. It temporarily holds data up to a
certain limit. Enter a number to decide the duration of recording before a trigger is
activated. Up to 9 seconds can be set.
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Maximum duration: Specify the maximum recording duration in seconds. Up to 20
seconds can be set. For example, if pre-event recording is set to 5 seconds and the
maximum duration is set to 10 seconds, the camera continues to record for another
4 seconds after a trigger is activated.
Maximum file size: Specify the maximum file size allowed.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
System log: Select to send a system log when a trigger is activated.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page. When
completed, click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit this page. The
new media settings will appear on the Event Settings page.
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Event Settings
In the Event Settings column, click Add to open the Event Settings page. On this
page, you can arrange three elements -- Trigger, Schedule, and Action to set an
event. A total of 3 event settings can be configured.
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Event name: Enter a name for the event.
Enable this event: Select to activate this event.
Priority: Set the priority for this event (High, Normal, or Low). The event with higher
priority will be executed first
Detect next event after * seconds: Select the delay time before selecting the next
event. It is being used for both events of motion detection and digital input trigger.
Trigger
This is the cause or stimulus which defines when to trigger the camera. The trigger
source can be configured to use the camera’s built-in motion detection mechanism
or external digital input devices. There are several choices of trigger sources as
shown below. Select the item to display the detailed configuration options. The
input type that triggers the event.
Video motion detection: This option makes use of the built-in motion detection
mechanism as a trigger source. To enable this function, you need to configure
a Motion Detection Window first. For more information, please refer to Motion
Detection for details.
Periodically: This option allows the camera to trigger periodically for every other
defined minute. Up to 999 minutes are allowed.
Digital input: This option allows the camera to use an external digital input device
or sensor as a trigger source. Depending on your application, there are many
choices of digital input devices on the market which helps to detect changes in
temperature, vibration, sound, and light, etc.
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System boot: This option triggers the camera when the power to the camera is
disconnected.
Recording notify: This option allows the camera to trigger when the recording disk
is full or when recording starts to rewrite older data.
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Camera tampering detection: This option allows the camera to trigger when the
camera detects that it is being tampered with. To enable this function, you need to
configure the Tamper detection option first. Please refer to Tamper detection for
detailed information.
Event Schedule
Specify the period for the event
1. Select the days of the week.
2. Select the recording schedule in 24-hr time format.
Action
Define the actions to be performed by the camera when a trigger is activated.
Trigger digital output for X seconds: Enter the number of seconds to trigger
digital output when an event happens.
To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the
server and media setting so that the camera will know what action to take (i.e. the
server to send the media files to) when a trigger is activated.
• Add Server: same as Server Settings
• Add Media: same as Media Settings
• SD: Select the location for files to be sent to. Click SD Test to verify the SD card.
Click View to open the SD card for viewing files.
• Email: From the drop down menu, select the correct email to send notifications
to.
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Recording
Recording Settings
Click Add to open the recording setting page. In this page, you can define the
recording source, recording schedule, and recording capacity. A total of 2 recording
setting can be configured.
Recording name: Enter a name for the recording setting
Enable this recording: Select this option to enable video recording
Priority: Select the relative importance of this recording setting (High, Normal, and
Low).
Source: Select the recording source (stream 1 ~ 4).
Trigger: Select a trigger source.
Schedule: The server will start to record files on the network storage (NAS).
Network Fail: Trigger a recording when there is a network failure detected.
Recording Schedule: Specify the recording duration.
1. Select the days of the week.
2. Select the recording start and end times in 24-hr time format.
Destination: You can select the network storage or the SD Card which will use the
camera's on board SD card storage for the recorded video files.
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When completed, select Enable this recording. Click Save to enable the setting and
click Close to exit this page. When the system begins recording, it will send the
recorded files to the Network Storage.
The new recording name will appear in the drop-down list on the recording page.
To remove a recording setting from the list, select a recording name from the dropdown list and click Delete.
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Local Storage
Click on the dropdown icon to expand or collapse the menu items in this section.
SD Card Management
SD Card Status: This shows the status and reserved space of your SD card. Please
remember to format the SD card when using for the first time.
Format: Click this icon to automatically format the SD card
Enable Cyclic Storage: If you select this item, when the maximum capacity is
reached, the oldest file will be overwritten by the latest one. The reserved amount is
reserved for cyclic recording to prevent malfunction. This value must be larger than
15 Mbytes.
Enable Automatic Disk Cleanup: Check this item and enter the number of days
you wish to retain a file. For example, if you enter “7 days”, the recorded files will be
stored on the SD card for 7 days. Click Save to enable your settings.
Searching and Viewing the Records
File Attributes: Select one or more items as your search criteria.
Trigger Type: Select the type of trigger that was used to create the recording.
Media Type: Select the type of media that was used to save the recording.
Trigger Time: Manually enter the time range you want to search. Click Search
and the recorded data corresponding to the search criteria will be listed in Search
Results Window.
From/To: Enter the dates to search from and to.
Search Results
Show Entries: Select the number of results to display from the search.
Search: Enter a keyword to search through the displayed results.
Download: Select a line from the search results and click this button to download
the file to your computer.
Uncheck All: Click this button to uncheck all of the displayed search results.
JPEGs to AVI: Select multiple JPEGs and click this button to convert them into a
single AVI video which can be saved to your local computer.
Remove: Select a search result and click this button to remove the file completely.
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PTZ Control
Digital PTZ
You can set a total of 20 preset positions and select preset positions for the camera
to patrol.
Please follow the steps below to preset a position:
1. Adjust the shooting area to the desired position using the buttons on the right
side of the window.
2. Enter a name for the preset position, which allows for up to forty characters.
Click Add to enable the Setting. The preset positions will be displayed under the
Preset Location list on the left-hand side.
3. To add additional preset positions, please repeat steps 1~2.
4. To remove a preset position from the list, select it from the drop-down list and
click Delete.
5. The preset positions will also displayed on the main page. Please refer to the
illustration on the next page.
6. Click Save to enable the setting. The Preset Positions will also be displayed on
the Live Video. Select one from the drop-down list and the camera will move to
the selected preset position.
Patrol Setting
You can select some preset positions for the camera to patrol.
Please follow the steps below to set up a patrol schedule:
1. Click a preset location on the list and click Select.
2. The selected preset location will be displayed on the Source list.
3. Set the Dwelling time for the preset location during auto patrol. You can also
manually enter a value in the blank and click Update.
4. Repeat step 1 and 3 to select additional preset locations.
5. If you want to delete a selected location, select it from the Source list and click
Remove.
6. Select a location and click Up or Down to rearrange the patrol order.
7. Click Save to enable the setting.
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System
User Settings
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple
accounts.
Admin Password Setup:
The administrator account name is “admin”, which is permanent and cannot be
deleted. The default of password is empty.
Add user account: Add a new user account.
Username: Enter a username for the new account.
Password: Enter a password for the new account.
Privilege: Select the access rights for the new user.
Manage user: Manage the accounts for existing users.
Authentication: The access rights for existing users.
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Device Settings
Turn off the LED indicator: Select this option to turn off the LED next to the
lens. This will prevent anyone from observing the operation of the network camera.
Camera Name: Create a unique name for your camera.
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Time and Date
Automatically or manually configure, update, and maintain the internal system
clock for your camera.
Current Server Time: Displays camera's current time.
Time Zone: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.
Enable Daylight Saving: Select this to enable the daylight saving time
(DST). During DST, the system clock moves one hour ahead. (Note: To utilize this
feature, be sure to first set the time zone of your network camera. Then starting and
ending time of the DST is displayed upon selecting the option.)
Automatic Time Configuration: Enable this feature to obtain time configuration
automatically from NTP server.
NTP Server: Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the network camera with an
Internet time server. Choose the one that is closest to your location.
Update Interval: The time interval for updating the time information from NTP
server.
Set the date and time manually: This option allows you to set the time and date
manually.
Copy Your Computer’s Time Setting: This will synchronize the time information
from your PC.
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Maintenance
This chapter explains how to restore the camera to factory default, upgrade
firmware version, etc.
Schedule Reboot: This feature allows you to perform a schedule reboot the
camera. Check and input the reboot time and the week days you wants. This
function needs setup the correct time and date for right perform.
Reboot: This feature allows you to reboot the camera, which takes about one
minute to complete. When completed, the live video page will be displayed in your
browser. The following message will be displayed during the reboot process.
If the connection fails after rebooting, manually enter the IP address of the camera
in the address field to resume the connection.
Restore to default: This feature allows you to restore the camera to factory default
setting.
Export setting backup file: Click to export all parameters for the device and userdefined scripts.
Upload setting backup file: Click Browse… to upload a setting backup file. Please
note that the model and firmware version of the device should be the same as the
setting backup file. If you have set up a fixed IP or other special settings for your
device, it is not suggested to upload a settings backup file.
Firmware upgrade: This feature allows you to upgrade the firmware of your
camera. It takes a few minutes to complete the process.
Note: Do not power off the camera during the upgrade!
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Follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware:
1. Download the latest firmware file from the D-Link website. The file is in .pkg file
format.
2. Click Browse… and specify the firmware file.
3. Click Upgrade. The camera starts to upgrade and will reboot automatically
when the upgrade completes.
If the upgrade is successful, you will see “Reboot system now!! This connection will
close”. After that, re-access the camera.
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Parameter List
The Parameters List page lists the entire system’s parameters in alphabetical order.
If you need technical assistance, please provide the information listed on this page.
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Logs
This column displays the system log in chronological order. The system log is stored
in the camera’s buffer area and will be overwritten when reaching a certain limit.
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Technical Specifications
Camera
Hardware Profile
ƒƒ 1/3.2" 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
ƒƒ 4x digital zoom
ƒƒ 20 meter IR illumination distance
ƒƒ 3 to 10.5 mm DC-iris vari-focal lens
ƒƒ Minimum illumination: 0.5 Lux (Color mode), 0.1 Lux (B/W
mode), 0 Lux (IR on), F1.4, AGC on, shutter 1/30, IRE 50.
ƒƒ Aperture F=1.4
ƒƒ Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module
ƒƒ Shutter Speed: 1/2.5 to 1/10,000
Camera Housing
ƒƒ IP66 compliant weatherproof housing
ƒƒ Minimum Object Distance: 0.3M
ƒƒ Angle of view 25.48 to 85.03° (H) 19.09 to 65.47° (V)
ƒƒ Sunshield included
ƒƒ IK-10 vandal-proof compliant
Image Features
ƒƒ Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
ƒƒ Flip and Mirror
ƒƒ Time stamp and text overlays
ƒƒ Configurable white balance, shutter speed, exposure,
brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, WDR, flip and mirror
ƒƒ 3 configurable motion detection windows
ƒƒ Tamper Detection function
ƒƒ AGC, AWB, AES and WDR support
ƒƒ 5 Configurable privacy mask zones
Video Compression
ƒƒ Simultaneous H.264/MJPEG format compression
ƒƒ JPEG for still images
ƒƒ H.264 multicast streaming
Network
Video Resolution
16:9 (1920x1080, 1280x720, 960 x 540, 640 x 360) @ 30 fps, 4:3 (2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 800 x 600, 640 x 480,
320 x 240) @ 15 fps
Audio
G.711, AAC
External Device Interface
ƒƒ 1 DI and 1 DO for external sensor and alarm
ƒƒ micro SD card Slot (SD/SDHC)
ƒƒ External Audio Input / Output
ƒƒ 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet port with PoE
ƒƒ Video Out (BNC)
ƒƒ Reset button
Network Protocols
IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, NTP Client (D-Link), DNS Client, DDNS Client (D-Link), SMTP Client, FTP Client, HTTP / HTTPS,
Samba Client, PPPoE, UPnP Port Forwarding, RTP / RTSP/ RTCP, IP filtering, CoS/QoS, SNMP, IGMP, 802.1x, ONVIF Compliant
Security
ƒƒ Administrator and user group protection
ƒƒ HTTPS encryption for web access
ƒƒ HTTP and RTSP digest encryption
ƒƒ Remote client access control
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System
Integration
System Requirements
ƒƒ Operating System: Microsoft Windows, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
ƒƒ Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher
D-ViewCam™ System
Requirements
ƒƒ Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Event Management
ƒƒ Motion detection
ƒƒ Supports multiple HTTP, SMTP and FTP servers
ƒƒ Tamper Detection
ƒƒ Multiple event notification
ƒƒ Event notification and upload snapshots/video clips via HTTP,
SMTP or FTP
ƒƒ Multiple recording methods for easy backup
Remote Management
ƒƒ Protocol: Standard TCP/IP
ƒƒ Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher
ƒƒ Configuration interface accessible via web browser
ƒƒ Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive
General
Surveillance Software
Function
ƒƒ Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
ƒƒ Supports all management functions provided in web interface
ƒƒ Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
ƒƒ Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options
Power Input
12 V DC 1.5 A, 50/60 Hz, 802.3af PoE class 0
Max. Power
Consumption
11.6W (PoE), heater on
Operating Temperature
-40 to 50 ˚C (-40 to 122 ˚F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to 70 ˚C (-40 to 158 ˚F)
Humidity
90% non-condensing
Weight
1.25 kg (2.75 lbs)
Certifications
CE (Class A), CE LVD, FCC (Class A), C-Tick
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Dimensions
Order
Information
Part Number
DCS-6517
Description
5 Megapixel Day & Night Outdoor Dome Network Camera
Optional
Accessories
1
DCS-34-2
Pendant Mount
201 x 150 mm (7.9 x 5.9 inches), 665 grams (1.45 lbs)
DCS-34-3
Bent Arm Mount
253 x 150 mm (9.96 x 5.9 inches), 770 grams (1.7 lbs)
SD/SDHC/SDXC v3.01 compatible
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