Day/Night Smoke Detector Camera with DVR Uesr

Day/Night Smoke Detector
Camera with DVR
User Manual
Product: COVSMDVR
Please read this manual before installing and using this camera and always follow instructions for proper use.
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LEGAL NOTICE
Supercircuits products are designed to meet safety and performance
standards with the use of specific Supercircuits authorized accessories.
Supercircuits disclaims liability associated with the use of non-Supercircuits
authorized accessories.
The recording, transmission, or broadcast of any person’s voice without their
consent or a court order is strictly prohibited by law.
Supercircuits makes no representations concerning the legality of certain
product applications such as the making, transmission, or recording of video
and/or audio signals of others without their knowledge and/or consent. We
encourage you to check and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal
laws and regulations before engaging in any form of surveillance or any
transmission of radio frequencies.
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to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.
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PRECAUTIONS
Precautions
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Do not install the camera where the temperature or humidity is not
within the specified operating range.
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Do not install the camera under unstable lighting.
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Do not use the camera close to an gas or oil leak.
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Do not disassemble the camera.
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Do not drop the camera; protect it from strong shock.
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Never point the camera directly at intense light.
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Do not expose the camera to rain or spill beverage on it.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 System options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SECTION 2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1 What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2 What you need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.3 Installing the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SECTION 3 DVR Setup and Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.1 Initial DVR setup for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.2 Playing back recorded video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
SECTION 4 Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SECTION 5 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
APPENDIX ATroubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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SECTION 1: FEATURES
SECTION 1
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Features
Covert camera
600 lines resolution
0.5 lux low light rating
12 VDC powering
AVI digital video recorder (DVR) with SD card storage
Remote control
Power LED
Drop Cable
12 VDC
Power
Connector
Video BNC
Connector
NOTE: This device does not directly detect smoke.
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Cover
SD Module
Mounting
Screws (2)
SD Card
Writer/Reader
Module
LED Cable
Mounting
Screw Holes
(2 of 3)
Base
Assembly
Mounting
Screw Hole
(1 of 3)
Camera Mounting
Screw (1 of 2)
Camera Module
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Camera Mounting
Screw (1 of 2)
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Remote Control
Delete
ESC / MODE
Left / REW
Right / FF
Play / Pause
UP and DOWN
ENTER / REC
MENU / Pre
STOP
Press to delete the file selected in the
recordings list.
Press to return to the previous menu, and
quick playback.
Press to move left in the mask area, and 4
levels of fast backward playback.
Press to move right in the mask area, and
4 levels of fast forward playback.
Press to play or pause playback.
Press to select an item and to increase or
decrease the volume during the playback.
Press to confirm, and start recording.
Press to enter and exit a menu.
Press to stop recording.
1.1 System options
The camera can connect directly to a CCTV monitor or to a DVR.
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Connect
Single camera/DVR network with monitor
Multiple camera/DVR network with system DVR and monitor
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SECTION 2
Installation
2.1 What’s in the box
The camera package contains:
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Camera/DVR assembly
Mounting screws and wall anchors
Remote control
User manual (this document)
2.2 What you need
To install the camera, you will need:
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Hardware and tools to attach the camera to the mounting surface
Video and power extension cable
12 VDC power adapter with 200 mA capacity
2.3 Installing the camera
1. Separate the COVSMDVR cover from the base. Rotate the cover about 1/8 turn
counterclockwise, then carefully lift it off the base. CAUTION: After separating the
cover from the base, it is still connected by the LED cable. Carefully unplug the LED
cable from the base assembly, then set the cover aside.
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2. Position the camera base assembly in the mounting location with the camera lens
pointing at your surveillance target. Mark the location of the holes for the mounting
screws and drop cable.
NOTE
One mounting screw hole is covered by the SD card module. If necessary, remove the two
screws that secure SD module, then mark the location of the mounting screw hole.
3. Obtain the best fasteners for securing the camera to the mounting surface.
NOTE
Four screws and anchors, appropriate for many surface types, are provided with the
camera. Soft surfaces, such as acoustic ceiling tile, require bolts with backing washers.
See the drawing below.
Drop Cable
Backing
Washer for
Soft Surface
Hole for
Drop Cable
Camera Base
Assembly
Bolts/Screws
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4. Drill holes into the mounting surface for the fasteners you will use.
5. Drill a ¾" hole through the mounting surface for the camera drop cable.
6. Route the drop cable through the ¾" hole, then secure the camera base assembly to
the surface with the fasteners.
7. Attach a video/power extension cable to the camera drop cable, then attach the other
end to a power 12 VDC (200 mA) power adapter and to a video monitor or DVR.
8. Power on the camera.
9. Loosen (do not remove) the camera mounting screws. While observing video from
the camera, move the camera module to produce the best view of your surveillance
target.
10. Carefully tighten the camera mounting screws to hold the camera in place.
11. Before reattaching the cover, complete the DVR setup procedures in Section 3 of this
manual.
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SECTION 3: DVR SETUP AND USAGE
SECTION 3
DVR Setup and Usage
The DVR control interface appears as an OSD with a SET UP menu that includes:
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Image Settings
Record Settings
Record Modess
Playback
System Settings
The remote control provided with your camera is used to control DVR. Before using the
remote control, you may need to install the battery (CR2025) or remove the pull tab.
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3.1 Initial DVR setup for recording
To setup your DVR for recording video, configure the system settings, image settings and
record settings, then choose a record mode.
System Setting
1. Insert an SD, MMC, or SDHC card (up to 32GB) into the card slot on the back of the
camera. See the Specifications section of this manual for more information.
2. While observing the video image from the camera, point the remote control at the
front of the camera and press the MENU button. The SET UP will appear.
3. Press the UP button to highlight System Setting, then press ENTER.
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4. In the System Setting menu, use the UP or DOWN button to highlight Language,
then press ENTER. Highlight the screen language you prefer, then press ENTER again.
Options: English, German, Spanish.
5. Use the UP or DOWN button to highlight Time, then press ENTER. In the Time
screen, use the UP and DOWN buttons to change the value of the year, if necessary,
the press the Right button to move to the next field (month). Adjust the value in
each field until the current date and time is displayed, then press ENTER to confirm
the setting and return to the System Setting screen.
6. Use the UP or DOWN button to highlight Card Info., then press ENTER. Verify that
the information displayed for the memory card is correct, then press ENTER.
7. Format your memory card. Use the UP or DOWN button to highlight Format, then
press ENTER. Press the UP button to select YES, then press ENTER again. Allow the
format operation to complete before continuing.
Image Setting
1. If not at the SET UP menu screen, press the ESC button repeatedly until the SET UP
screen appears.
2. Use the UP or DOWN button to highlight Image Setting, then press ENTER.
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3. Use the UP or DOWN button to highlight (recording) Quality, then press ENTER.
In the Quality submenu, use the UP or DOWN button to highlight H (high), M
(medium), or L (low), then press ENTER again. (NOTE: Refer to the Specifications
section for information on how these settings affect recording capacity.)
4. Press the DOWN button to highlight (recording) Frame Rate, then press ENTER. In
the Frame Rate submenu, use the UP or DOWN button to highlight 30 fps, 15 fps,
or 5 fps, then press ENTER again.
5. Press ESC to return to the SET UP menu.
REC. Setting
1. In the SET UP menu screen, press the UP or DOWN button to highlight REC.
Setting, then press ENTER.
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2. To setup a schedule for recording video, use the UP and DOWN buttons to highlight
Scheduled Time, then press ENTER. In the Scheduled Time screen, the recording
start time is displayed at the top in the format YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM; the end time
is displayed below. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change the value of the year, if
necessary, the press the Right button to move to the next field. Adjust the value of
each field until the desired start time and end time is displayed, then press ENTER to
confirm the setting and return to the REC. Setting screen.
3. To set the media overwrite option, press the DOWN button to highlight Overwrite,
then press ENTER. If enabling the overwrite option, the DVR will write over old data
to save newer data after the memory card becomes full. In the Overwrite submenu,
select Yes (to overwrite old data) or No, then press ENTER to close the submenu.
4. To set the Section value, press the DOWN button to highlight Section, then press
ENTER. The Section feature allows you to set the maximum size of recorded files
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by time length. In the Section submenu, select 15min, 30min, or 1hr, then press
ENTER to return to close the submenu.
5. To setup motion detection recording, press the DOWN button to highlight Motion
Detection, then press ENTER.
a. Press ENTER again to open the Mask Area screen. The mask feature divides the
video image into a grid of blocks, where each block area is selected to either sense
for motion or be ignored. Blocks selected for motion detection are highlighted
blue, and the cursor position is highlighted yellew. To select a block area or
deselect a selected block area, use the UP, DOWN, RIGHT, and LEFT buttons to
move the cursor to the block, then press ENTER. Use this method to define only
the areas of the image where motion should be sensed. When finished, press ESC
to return to the Motion Detection screen.
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b. In the Motion Detection screen, press DOWN to highlight Sensitivity, then
press ENTER. In the Sensitivity submenu, select H (high), M (medium), or L
(low), then press ENTER to return to close the submenu. (NOTE: Try different
Sensitivity settings to produce the best performance for your surveillance target.)
6. Press ESC twice to return to the SET UP menu, then press REC to initiate motion
detection recording.
REC. Mode
1. In the SET UP menu screen, press the DOWN button to highlight REC. Mode, then
press ENTER.
2. In the submenu, use the UP or DOWN button to highlight the method for triggering
recording: Manual, Scheduled, or by Motion Detection, then press ENTER.
3. Press MENU to close the SET UP menu and return to a live view from the camera.
3.2 Reinstall the cover
To reinstall the cover:
1. Plug the LED cable into the mating connector in the base assembly. Note that this
connector is keyed.
2. Place the cover onto the base assembly, aligning the side tabs of the base with the
slots inside the cover.
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3. Rotate the cover about 1/8 turn clockwise until it locks into place.
3.3 Playing back recorded video
Video recorded by your camera can be played back either by the DVR or by an external
device such as a computer.
Playback with the DVR
1. From the live camera view screen, press the MENU button to open the SET UP menu.
2. Press the DOWN button to highlight Playback, then press ENTER. The camera will
read and display information from the files on the memory card.
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3. In the file list screen, use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a file to play, press
ENTER to confirm your selection, then press PLAY to watch the file. You can control
playback as follows:
—— Press the Left/REW button to rewind the file. Press repeatedly to rewind faster.
—— Press Right/FF to fast forward. Press repeatedly to forward faster.
—— Press Play/Pause to pause and resume playback.
—— To delete a file from the list, use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a file, press
ENTER to confirm your selection, then press Delete.
—— To exit playback mode and return to the camera live view , press ESC, then press
ENTER.
Playback with a computer
To playback recorded video files on a computer, remove the memory card from the
camera and connect it to a computer. Files recorded by the camera are AVI files with ASF
format, which will play with Windows® Media Player, VLC Media Player (available as a free
download from the internet), and other AVI video player software.
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SECTION 4: CLEANING
SECTION 4
Cleaning
Clean the camera housing with a mild cleaning solution and a lint free cloth.
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Remove all foreign particles, such as plastic or rubber materials, attached to the
camera housing. These may cause damage to the surface over time.
Dust can be removed from the unit by wiping it with a soft damp cloth. To remove
stains, gently rub the surface with a soft cloth moistened with a mild detergent
solution, then rinse and dry it with a soft cloth.
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CAUTION
Do not use benzene, thinner or other chemical products on the camera
assembly; these may dissolve the paint and promote damage of the surfaces.
Before using any chemical product, read the accompanying instructions
carefully.
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SECTION 5: SPECIFICATIONS
SECTION 5
Item
Image sensor
Total pixels
Horizontal resolution
Scanning system
Sensitivity
Lens type
S/N Ratio
Gamma correction
Gain control
Back light compensation
Auto exposure
White balance
D/N auto
Audio
Video compression
Resolution for video
Frame rate
Image quality mode
Recording size / 1 hr
Video modes
Playback mode
Rewrite
Storage media
Operating Temperature
Power Supply
Specifications
Specification
1/3” CCD sensor
768 (H) x 494 (V)
600 TV Lines
2:1 interlace
0.5 LUX / F 2.0
Pinhole 3.7 mm
> 48 dB
0.45
Auto
Auto
Auto
ATW with MCT (Multi-Color Temperature) Technology
Not supported
None
MPEG4 (ASF format)
640 x 480
5 / 15 / 30 FPS at 640 x 480
High
Middle
1.3 ~ 1 GB
900 ~ 700 MB
Manual, Scheduled, and Motion Detection
Search by time
Auto or off
SD / MMC card (SDHC up to 32 GB)
14°F ~ 113°F (-10°C ~ 45°C)
12 VDC
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Low
700 ~ 500 MB
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Item
Power Consumption
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Weight
Specification
200 mA ± 10% @ 12 VDC
5.59” (dia.) x 1.63” (H) (142 mm (dia.) x 41.5 mm (H))
5.33 oz ± 0.11 oz (151 g ± 3 g)
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APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING
APPENDIX A
Troubleshooting
Before sending the camera for repair, please follow the suggestions listed below and make
sure that the camera is installed correctly. If it still does not perform adequately, please
consult your supplier or contact Supercircuits Support at 1.800.335.9777.
1. No picture on the monitor screen.
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Check that all connected devices are powered on.
Confirm that the voltage is correct.
Confirm that the power supply provides enough current to power the camera.
Check that all video cables are correctly connected.
2. The picture is not clear.
a. Check that your monitor is correctly adjusted.
b. Confirm that the lens is not covered with dust, dirt, etc. To clean the glass use a
soft, dry and non-abrasive cloth or a commercially available lens cleaning set.
3. The picture has interference.
a. The camera may be close to a high voltage source, such as a power generator.
b. The BNC cable may not be terminated properly.
c. Video cables are not connected properly.
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CAUTION
This camera is a precision instrument and when treated with care, will
provide years of satisfactory performance. If a problem does occur, do
not attempt to make repairs. Servicing should always be referred to your
supplier.
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