Network Camera - Surveillance

Network Camera
Brickcom Software User’s Manual
For Firmware Release V3.2.x.x
Product name:
Network Camera v3.2.3.5.6 Firmware
Release Date:
2014/11
Manual Revision:
V3.0.
Web site:
www.brickcom.com
Email:
support@brickcom.com
info@brickcom.com
Editor:
Tracy Cho
© 2014 Brickcom Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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Table of Contents
Log in the Camera..................................................................................................................... 3
Installing the Plug-In ................................................................................................................. 4
Live View ................................................................................................................................... 5
Image Dewarping (MD-500Ap-360P, MD-300Np-360P, and CB-500Ap-360P Only) .......... 6
Status Icons ..................................................................................................................... 10
Configuration .......................................................................................................................... 13
Camera/Video/Audio ........................................................................................................ 13
Camera ...................................................................................................................... 13
Video.......................................................................................................................... 17
Advanced Setting ..................................................................................................... 20
Audio ......................................................................................................................... 20
Focus Easy (*) ........................................................................................................... 22
Multicast .................................................................................................................... 23
Privacy Mask Control ............................................................................................... 24
Camera Control ......................................................................................................... 25
Preset Point ............................................................................................................... 25
Patrol Settings .......................................................................................................... 26
PTZ Configuration .................................................................................................... 27
Network ............................................................................................................................ 28
Network Settings ...................................................................................................... 28
IEEE 802.1X ............................................................................................................... 32
UPnP .......................................................................................................................... 32
EasyLinkTM................................................................................................................. 35
Wireless ..................................................................................................................... 37
HTTP/HTTPS ............................................................................................................. 45
Event................................................................................................................................. 47
Event Settings ........................................................................................................... 47
Motion Detection ....................................................................................................... 51
Digital Input ............................................................................................................... 52
Audio Detection ........................................................................................................ 52
Temperature Detection ............................................................................................. 53
PIR (Professional Cube Only) .................................................................................. 53
Notifications ..................................................................................................................... 54
FTP Settings .............................................................................................................. 54
E-mail Settings .......................................................................................................... 55
Samba Settings ......................................................................................................... 56
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HTTP Settings ........................................................................................................... 57
Digital Output (DO) ................................................................................................... 57
Video Clip/Snapshot ................................................................................................. 58
LED Light (Professional Cube Only) ....................................................................... 60
System .............................................................................................................................. 61
System Log ............................................................................................................... 61
Date and Time ........................................................................................................... 63
Time Synchronization ............................................................................................... 63
Device Information ................................................................................................... 64
Storage Management................................................................................................ 66
LED Indicators .......................................................................................................... 67
VMS Compatibility .................................................................................................... 68
VMS Compatibility ........................................................................................................... 68
ONVIF ............................................................................................................................... 68
Video Encoder Configuration (ONVIF) ........................................................................... 68
Maintenance ..................................................................................................................... 69
User Management ..................................................................................................... 69
Language................................................................................................................... 70
IP Filter ...................................................................................................................... 70
Firmware Upgrade .................................................................................................... 71
Configuration ............................................................................................................ 71
Reset to Default ........................................................................................................ 72
Reboot ....................................................................................................................... 72
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Log in the Camera
To access the camera’s live view, open a web browser and enter the IP address of the
camera. The log-in window will pop requesting a username and password. As stated on
the previous page, for the default username and password are “admin” and “admin”.
For accounts other than the administrator’s account, the user can choose to remember
the password for future convenience. It is not recommended to check this box when
viewing the camera feed from a public computer.
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Installing the Plug-In
For the initial access to the camera in Windows, the web browser may prompt the
administrator for permission to install the plug-in for Internet Explorer. Permission
request depends on the Internet security settings of the user’s PC or notebook. If the
highest security level is set, the computer may prohibit any installation and execution
attempt. This plug-in has been registered for certificate and is used to display the video
in the browser. Click
to proceed. If the web browser does not allow the
administrator to continue the installation, check the Internet security option and lower the
security levels or contact the networking supervisor or IT for help.
NOTE – If an error occurred or the plug-in fails to install, it is because the version of
the Electronic Signature is newly released and the VeriSign has not been submitted to
Microsoft Windows update for validation. Therefore, plug-in will not have its root
certificate. If IE discovers that there is no root certificate after the user’s PC connects to
the camera, it will automatically redirect to VeriSign Web site to download and install the
latest root certificate to make the installation successfully. If the user’s computer is able
to connect to camera but unable to access the internet, then the installation will fail since
the computer will not be able to download the latest root certificate. This problem can be
resolved if computer can be connect to the internet and the camera at the same time and
will not recur when Windows update patches become available.
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Live View
NOTE - (*) These are optional features. Please refer to the Product List for the full
list of optional features available for the product.
Live View is the default page that opens when accessing the camera. Live video is
displayed directly in the browser window.
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Channels
The network camera offers simultaneous multiple streams. This drop-down list allows
the user to switch between different video channels. For further detail, please go to
Configuration → Camera/Video/Audio → Video.
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Protocol
HTTP – This unicast method can be used to traverse firewalls. Firewalls are commonly
configured to allow the HTTP protocol, thus allowing RTP to be tunneled.
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TCP - This protocol guarantees the complete delivery of streaming data and provides
better video quality. The downside of using this protocol is that the quality of its real-time
effect is less than that of the UDP protocol.
UDP - This protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However,
network packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be broken.
Activate UDP connection time-sensitive responses are more important than video
quality.
LED Control (CB-series Professional only) – Use the drop-down menu to adjust the
brightness of the camera’s LED.
Image Dewarping (MD-500Ap-360P, MD-300Np-360P, and CB-500Ap-360P Only)
The image dewarping function is only provided for these cameras on the Live View page
with the Internet Explorer.
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Camera Position: Ceiling, Ground, Wall
The Camera Position list box offers 3 modes which reflect where the camera is installed:
Ceiling, Ground, and Wall. Please make sure you select the correct Camera Position for
the best user experience.
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Ceiling – When the camera is fixed on the ceiling, or is installed to shoot in the top-down
direction, please choose this mode.
Ground – When the camera is fixed on the ground or table, or is installed to shoot in the
bottom-up direction, please choose this mode.
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Wall – When the camera is fixed on the wall, or is installed to shoot in the horizontal
direction, please choose this mode.
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Panorama: OFF, PTZ, Quad, Perimeter
The Panorama list box offers 4 display modes: OFF, PTZ, Quad, and Perimeter. Please
select the display mode that best meets your needs.
OFF - This is the default display mode, and shows the original elliptical image of the
camera.
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PTZ – This display mode can operate the pan, tilt, and zoom functions via the mouse.
Drag the mouse when you want to view in different directions. Scroll the mouse wheel
when you want to zoom in and zoom out the view. PTZ is typically used when the
camera is installed on the ceiling or ground.
Quad – This display mode shows four separate PTZ windows. Each window can
operate the pan, tilt, and zoom functions. Quad is typically used when the camera is
installed on the ceiling or ground.
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Perimeter – This display mode can dewarp the elliptical image and show the
180-degree view. Perimeter is typically used when the camera is installed on the wall.
Status Icons
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Recording on/off - Displays the status of recording video
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MIC on/off - Displays the status of the MIC volume
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Speaker on/off - Displays the status of the Speaker
MD on/off - Displays the status of Motion Detection
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Brightness - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image brightness level.
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Mic volume - Drag the slider bar to adjust the microphone volume.
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Speaker volume - The built-in speaker will play sound from an audio clip from the
computer microphone when it is enabled.
For more Audio settings, please refer to the Audio configuration page.
Play or Stop - Play or stop the video.
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Recording - Record video to a computer.
Snapshot - Capture and save still images.
Digital Zoom - Enable the digital zoom operation.
Mirror - Horizontally reflect the display of the live video.
Flip - Vertically reflect the display of the live video.
Real Size - View the object in real size. Press it again to switch back to
normal mode.
Full Screen - Switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to return to
normal mode.
Motion Detection Alert - Enable the motion detection alert function. (Please
refer to Motion Detection on P.47)
Mute – Turn off the sound.
Talk (*) – To send the voice from the users side to the camera
Set Default – Reset to default settings.
PTZ Control (OSD series and PZ-040 series only)
Patrol - Enable the patrol function. If a designated patrol has not been set for that
time period, the first patrol group on the patrol list will be enabled.
Pan/Tilt Control - Click on the arrows to pan and tilt the camera. Click the center
of icon to return to the home position.
Joystick Mode – Scroll over the live view window to move the camera view in the
direction of the mouse pointer.
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Center Mode - Click on a point in the live view window to center the camera view
on that point.
Edit the live view snapshot and video clip saved file folders.
Recording folder path – Click Browse to specify the full path of the folder for saving the
recorded video files.
Snapshot folder path - Select the format from the drop-down menu. Click Browse to
specify the full path of the folder for saving the snapshot files.
NOTE
The <Camera Control Panel> functions have no effect on the recorded video.
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Configuration
Click <Configuration> on the main page to change the camera settings pages.
NOTE - Only Administrators can access the Configuration page.
Camera/Video/Audio
Camera
Profile – Up to five profiles can be used for different lighting environments.
night are default profiles and users can create additional profiles.
Select a profile from
the drop-down menu or select different icons to change profile settings.
Name – Name of the Profile
Brightness - Drag the bar to adjust the image brightness level.
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Day and
Contrast - Drag the bar to adjust the image contrast level.
Sharpness - Drag the bar to adjust the image sharpness level.
Saturation - Drag the bar to adjust the image saturation level.
Exposure Control – Five presets are available (General, Indoor, Car Plate, Extremely
Low Light, and Shutter Priority) for users to select for different situations. Users can
adjust the value of Dynamic Shutter and Dynamic Gain for the best user experience or
simply choose Fixed Shutter and Fixed Gain.
Metering Option – Center-weighted average metering.
Flicker-Free – Eliminates the problem of flicker.
EV Compensation –Drag the bar to adjust the EV (exposure value) compensation level.
AE Speed –Automatically control exposure speed from 1 to 3.
Auto Iris – Enable this function if the auto iris lens is used with camera.
De-Noise – De-Noise can be set to auto, or between 1 and 10, with 10 giving the best
de-noise effect.
Mirror and Flip
Mirror - Enable to horizontally reflect the display of the live video.
Flip - Enable to vertically reflect the display of the live video.
IR Cut (*) (Only available for models with the IR Cut) - Deactivate or activate the IR cut
filter
IR LED (*) (Only available for models with the IR LED) – Enable to turn on the IR LED.
The intensity of the IR can be fixed to a certain level from 1 to 10, or Auto.
Color Effect
Color: Select to display color or black and white video streams.
White Balance: White balance is a camera setting that adjusts for lighting in order to
make Black & white. White Balance can be simply set to auto, or select the desired level
from the drop-down menu.
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WDR (*): Check "Enable" to see things clearly even if the objects are in strong backlight.
Test in Full Screen: Click to access full screen mode.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Profile Management: Profiles can be scheduled to change at scheduled times or under
different lightening changes.
Always- Select Always to use a single profile. Select the profile from the drop down
menu.
Day & Night (*) (Only available for models with the light sensor) - Select Day & Night to
schedule two profiles for day and night. Select profiles from the drop down menu for the
Day and Night Profiles.
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Schedule – Select Schedule to schedule specific time periods for different profiles.
Digital Inputs (*) (Only available for models with the DI interface) - Select Digital Input to
have the profile management controlled by an external sensor.
Select profiles from the
drop down menu. Profiles will be changed depending on the status of DI (Digital Input).
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Video
The Network Camera offers multiple streams for different viewing options.
For each stream, the following settings are available:
Video Codec - The Network Camera offers three choices of video codec standards
for real-time viewing: H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG.
Video Resolution - Select from the drop-down menu to choose the best resolution
recording settings.
Frame Rate - Select the frame rate from the drop-down menu. Set a higher frame
rate for the smoother video.
Bitrate Mode – Select the bitrate mode from the dropdown menu.
Select Variable
Bitrate to manually configure the video quality. Select Constant Bitrate to manually
configure the bitrate.
Set the higher bitrate/ quality for the better video.
Quality – Select MJPEG video codec to configure the video streaming using
Quality.
The video quality can be set between Level 1 to Level 6, with Level 6
producing the best image quality.
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GOP – Set a higher GOP (group of picture) value for the smoother video
transmission on the network. Select 0 to have the camera produce one i-frame per
second regardless of the frame rate.
NOTE - a higher bitrate will use higher network bandwidth.
NOTE – HTTP Transport is for non-IE browser used only.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Video Overlay
Timestamp
To display the date and time on the screen during live view, check “Enable” to enable the
timestamp function and select the display position from the drop-down menu.
Text
To make a note about the camera, check “Enable” and select the display position from
the drop-down menu.
Enter a video description in the text box.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
NOTE – For the 1 megapixel models, the video overlay will only takes effect on
stream 1.
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RTSP Server
To utilize RTSP authentication, the user must first set a password for the camera.
RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media. By
default the port number is set to 554.
Authentication - Depending on the network security requirements, the camera provides
two types of security settings for streaming via RTSP protocol: NONE, BASIC and
DIGEST.
If DIGEST authentication is selected, user credentials are encrypted using MD5
algorithm, thus providing better protection against unauthorized access.
RTP/RTCPRTCP without SR - RTCP without SR (Sender Report) is the default option. Under this
option, audio and video received from the IP camera are played immediately and
independent of each other.
RTCP with SR - RTCP with SR option allows synchronization between video and audio
on live viewing. Choose this option if audio and video become unsynchronized.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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TV Out
Both the NTSC and PAL formats are available.
Advanced Setting
The setting mainly addresses the compatibility issues, and the default setting works fine
in most cases.
Audio
The administrator can set up multiple separate streams for the camera for different
viewing devices. The administrator can enable or disable the audio function for each
stream. If audio is enabled, select the desirable audio codec from the drop-down menu.
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Advanced Settings
The Network Camera supports two-way audio communication so that operators can
transmit and receive audio simultaneously and communicate with people over there.
Camera MIC - Select the desirable type of camera microphone and adjust the volume
for the user applications.
Camera Speaker - Check “Enable” and adjust the volume from the drop-down menu.
Echo Cancellation - Check “Enable” to if echo cancellation is required.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes
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Focus Easy (*)
FocusEasy™ is Brickcom's patented technology that makes focusing the camera easy
and fast without the help of a monitor. This function is available for the V5 professional
manual vari-focal cameras, including the FB-300Np V5, OB-502Ap V5, OB-302Np V5,
VD-502Ap V5, VD-302Np V5, etc. This function can be enabled or disabled. When this
function is enabled, the user can select either Full Screen or Center Weighting to meet
the needs.
NOTE – For the FocusEasy™ supported models, please release the push
button immediately after hearing the activation/de-activation sound.
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Multicast
Multicast sends a video stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients
to acquire the stream at the same time by requesting the video stream from the multicast
group address. Therefore, multicast can effectively save Internet bandwidth. The RTSP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media.
Click “Enable” to enable the stream needed. Use different port numbers for different
streams. It is recommended to use the default values.
NOTE - Using the IP address of the Network Camera enables access to the video.
Example: rtsp://192.168.1.1/channel1
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Privacy Mask Control
The camera supports the privacy mask function, which allows users to mask the
camera’s live view. The user can cover certain areas on the camera image with black to
keep privacy in specific circumstances.
Privacy Mask Control –Region Settings allows the user to select specific area(s) to
eliminate from the live view and recording to meet the particular needs.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Camera Control
(User who use IE11 Brower need to access to the tool
menu, then select the compatibility view settings item in the drop-down menu to enable
the camera control functions.)
Preset Point
A preset position is a pre-defined camera view that can be used to quickly move the
camera view to a specific location. To create a preset position:
a. Use the Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) controls to steer the camera view to the required
position.
b.
Enter a descriptive name under Current Position and click Add.
c.
The camera position and focus settings will be saved as a preset position.
NOTE – A total of sixteen preset points can be set.
d. Preset Positions can be assumed at any time by selecting the preset position's name
from the available positions drop-down list. One position can be set as the Home
position, which is readily accessible by clicking the Home button in the PTZ panel.
NOTE - The name of the preset point set as Home will have (H) added; for example,
Gate (H).
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e. The camera can be configured to return to the Home position when the camera has
been inactive for a specified length of time. Select the length of time from the
drop-down menu and click Apply. Setting the time to zero prevents the camera from
automatically returning to the Home position.
Patrol Settings
The camera can be set to patrol a group of preset points.
For each patrol group, the
user can configure the preset point order, movement speed, and viewing duration.
To create a patrol group:
a.
Click on Add and enter a descriptive name in Description.
b. Add preset points to the patrol group by clicking the
point.
c.
next to the desired preset
Use the arrow buttons to change the order of the preset positions by using the
Adjust the sequence of positions, and enter Movement Speed and Viewing Duration
for each preset point.
d.
Click on Apply to save the patrol group.
e.
Enable a patrol set by clicking on Start/Stop.
NOTE
1.
2.
A total of sixteen preset points can be assigned to a patrol group.
A total of four patrol groups can be assigned to a network camera.
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PTZ Configuration
PTZ allows users to change the shooting direction and zoom level of the network camera.
The panning, tilting, and zooming functions can be controlled remotely so operators can
follow activity and focus in on specific details.
Baud Rate – Select the Baud Rate from the drop-down menu to match the user’s needs.
Protocol – Select the Protocol from the drop-down menu (Pelco-P/Pelco-D).
Camera ID – Enter the Camera ID
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Network
Network Settings
This section explains how to configure a wired network connection for the camera. There are
several ways to setup the camera over the Internet: (1) obtain an available dynamic IP address
assigned by a DHCP server, (2) use a static IP, or use PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet).
Select the desire setup mode from the IP settings drop-down menu.
1. DHCP –If this option is selected, the camera will automatically obtain an available
dynamic IP address from the DHCP server each time it connects to the LAN.
MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) Option – Check “Enable” and adjust the MTU
value for the user’s application. In most cases, there is no need to enable this function.
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2. Static IP - Select this option to manually assign a static IP address to the camera. Enter
the static IP address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, Primary and Secondary DNS
provided by the ISP.
MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) Option – Check “Enable” and adjust the MTU
value for the user’s application. In most cases, there is no need to enable this function.
3. PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet): Use this mode if connecting to the Internet
through a DSL Line.
NOTE - To utilize this feature, it requires an account provided
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by an Internet Service Provider. Enter the user name and password provided by the ISP.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
4. 3G (*) – Use this option if using a 3G SIM card to set up the wireless connection to
transmit the video/audio.
NOTE - This function is only available for the GOB models.
a. Enter the APN (Access Point Number), Dial Number, PIN Code, User Name and
Password provided by the ISP.
b. Click Apply to apply the settings.
The message below will be displayed if the 3G
settings were successfully applied.
c. Before disconnecting the network cable of the network camera, please obtain the IP
Address by using EasyConfig.
The 3G connection IP Address will be displayed in the
IP Address column.
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d. The network camera can now be accessed over the 3G network.
To access the
video feed through the internet, please open the IE browser and enter the network
camera’s IP address. A dialog window will pop up requesting the username and
password.
The default username is admin and the default password is admin.
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IEEE 802.1X
IEEE 802.1X is an IEEE Standard for Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC). It provides
an authentication mechanism to devices wishing to attach to a LAN or WLAN.
a. Check “Enable” and select the desired Protocol from the drop-down menu.
b. Enter the Username and Private Key Password.
c. Upload the client certificate and CA Certificate for use with the authentication.
UPnP
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) simplifies the process of adding a camera to a local area
network.
Once connected to a LAN, the camera will automatically appear on the intranet.
Click “Enable” to enable this function and enter an UPnP name which the camera will appear
under on the intranet.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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DDNS (dynamic domain name service)
DDNS links a domain name to an IP address, allowing users to easily access their camera even
with a changing IP address.
Brickcom network cameras are compatible with three DDNS
service providers (1) DynDNS, (2) TZO, and (3) No-IP.
NOTE - Before utilizing this
function; please apply for a dynamic domain account from a DDNS provider.
DynDNS – Enable the DynDNS to allow the camera to have a fixed host and domain name.
Refer to the DynDNS website (www.dyndns.com) to apply for a dynamic domain account.
When an account has been created, enter the username, password and hostname.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
TZO
TZO is a DDNS provider which allows users to create a dynamic DNS.
Refer to the TZO
website (http://www.tzo.com/) to apply for a dynamic domain account. When an account has
been created, enter the e-mail address, password and domain name.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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No-IP
No-IP is a DDNS provider which offers DNS services, email, network monitoring and SSL
certificates. Email services include POP3 email, outbound SMTP email, backup mail services
and mail reflection and filtering. Refer to the No-IP website (www.no-ip.com) to apply for a
dynamic domain account. When an account has been created, enter the e-mail address,
password and domain name.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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EasyLinkTM
EasyLinkTM is a unique Brickcom function which allows users to assign a unique EasyLink
name to their network camera’s IP address. There is no need to configure the router to open
up ports or remember hard-to-memorize IP addresses. When this function is enabled, users
can log onto [uniqueEasyLinkname].mybrickcom.com to view the camera’s web GUI and live
view.
1. Check the box to enable EasyLinkTM.
2. If Auto mode is selected, the following page will be displayed.
NOTE - This mode is recommended.
3. Enter a unique EasyLink name whose length must be between 5-32 characters.
Verify to test if the EasyLink name is available.
4. Click START to do the Self-Diagnostic.
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Click
5. If Manual mode is selected, the following page will be displayed.
6. Enter a unique EasyLink name whose length must be between 5-32 characters.
Click
Verify to test if the EasyLink name is available.
7. Manually enter the Public HTTP Port and RTSP Port or leave the default values.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
NOTE - The following conditions may cause EasyLink fail to work:
1. The camera is behind more than 1 router.
2. The camera’s IP address and port setting has a conflict with the router’s port
forwarding setting.
3. EasyLink uses UPnP to exchange port information with the router. The camera must
connect to the internet through a router which supports UPnP.
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Wireless
These settings control how a Network Camera interacts with a wireless network. Users can
identify the wireless network and enable wireless encryption.
NOTE – This function is only available for WCB, WOB and WMB models.
Basic Settings
Network Name (SSID) - The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the network name used to identify
the wireless signal emitted from a wireless camera.
It is case-sensitive and can be up to 32
characters long.
Wireless devices have a default SSID set by the factory. Brickcom wireless products use
Brickcom as the default name. Users have to ensure that the SSID setting matches the home
network setting to enable the wireless devices.
NOTE - Be careful when including personal information when naming the SSID as it is
viewable by anyone browsing for wireless networks.
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Site Survey – Survey the local area for available wireless networks.
The user should select
their Local Area Network (LAN) from the Site Survey List.
Security - Encryption protects data transmitted over a wireless network. WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy), WPA-Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access Personal) and WPA2-Personal
offer different security levels for the wireless communication. A network encrypted with
WPA2-Personal is more secure than WPA-Personal and WEP. To protect the information as it
passes through the airwaves, it is recommended to enable the highest level of encryption
supported by the network equipment. The WPA-RADIUS and WPA2-Enterprise are for the
advanced users.
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WEP- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a basic encryption method which transmits network
broadcast messages by using radio signals.
Tx Key - Select a key from the drop-down menu.
WEP Encryption - Select the level of WEP encryption that matches the user’s wireless network
setting.
Key 1-4 - Enter the WEP key(s) manually.
Authentication – Users can select the way of authentication from the drop-down menu that
matches the user’s application. Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
WPA-Personal
Encryption - Supports two encryption methods with dynamic encryption keys: Temporal Key
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Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Select the algorithm type
that matches user’s wireless network setting.
Shared Key - Enter a password of 8-63 characters.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
WPA2-Persona l
Encryption - WPA2 supports AES encryption method with dynamic encryption keys.
Shared Key - Enter a password of 8-63 characters.
NOTE - If using WPA or WPA2, each device in the wireless network must use the same
WPA or WPA2 method and shared key or else the network will not function properly.
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WPA-RADIUS
Encryption - Supports two encryption methods with dynamic encryption keys: Temporal Key
Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Select the algorithm type
that matches user’s wireless network setting.
Protocol – Select the type of protocol from the drop-down menu that matches the user’s
application. While the users select “EAP-PEAP” for protocol, the default inner EAP protocol will
set up MS-CHAP v2 automatically.
Username – Enter the username.
Private Key Password – Enter the private key password.
Client certificate - Upload the client certificate for use with the authentication.
CA Certificate - Upload the CA Certificate for use with the authentication.
While the users select “EAP-PEAP” for protocol, the users can check “Validate Server
Certificate” to enable the function and upload the CA Certificate for use with the authentication.
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Advanced Settings
Network Mode - From the drop-down menu, select the wireless standards running on the
network
 If there are Wireless-B, Wireless-G and Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on the network,
select BGN-Mixed.
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If there are Wireless-B and Wireless-G devices on the network, select BG-Mixed.
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If there are only Wireless-B devices on the network, select Wireless-B only.
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If there are only Wireless-G devices on the network, select Wireless-G only.
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If there are only Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on the network, select Wireless-N only.
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(*)If there are Wireless-A and Wireless-N devices on the network, select AN-MIXED.
 (*)If there are Wireless-A, Wireless-B, Wireless-G and Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on
the network, select ABGN-Mixed.
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(*)If there are only Wireless-A devices on the network, select Wireless-A only.
 (*)If there are Wireless-A, and Wireless-N (5GHz) devices on the network, select
Wireless-N_5G only.
NOTE - (*) These are optional features. Please refer to the Product List for the full list of
optional features available for the product.
Radio Band - The settings are available for the Auto-20/40MHz channel and Standard-20 MHz
channel.
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Enable WMM (802.1e QoS) - WMM is a wireless Quality of Service feature that improves
quality for audio, video, and voice applications by prioritizing wireless traffic. To use this feature,
the wireless client devices on the network must support Wireless WMM. The default setting is
Enabled.
To disable this feature, select Disable.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Use this method if the client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN number.
1. Enter the AP’s SSID from the device in the field.
2. Click <Register> to start WPS.
3. Click
to start WPS.
4. Click “Enable” to enable the WPS Button.
If this feature is not enabled, the user will not be
able to use the WPS button.
5. Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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HTTP/HTTPS
HTTP – (HyperText Transfer Protocol) - This protocol allows for TCP protocol quality without
having to open specific ports for streaming. Users inside a firewall can utilize this protocol to
allow streaming data through.
HTTPS - (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) - This protocol allows authentication and
encrypted communication over SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data
transmission over the Internet on a higher security level than HTTP.
.
For HTTPS to work properly, users have to create and install a certificate of their own.
1. Click “Continue to this website” to install.
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2. Enter the User name and Password of the camera.
3. Click “Certificate Error” on the top right corner of the window to view the certificate.
4. Click “Install Certificate” and follow the steps to finish the installation.
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Event
Event Settings
When an event (such as unauthorized movement) occurs, the camera can be scheduled to
perform certain actions.
An Event Type is a set of parameters that defines these actions.
This section describes how to configure the camera to perform certain actions when events
occur.
Click <Add Event> on the Event Settings page. The Event Setup page will appear.
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How to Set Up an Event Schedule
Event Schedule describes how and when the camera performs certain actions.
1. Check “Enable” and enter a descriptive name for the event schedule.
2. Set Event Schedule to define when the event is activated by selecting from Always (24
hours), Schedule or Recurrence pattern.
a. If Schedule is selected from the Event Schedule, the following page will be displayed:
A Scheduled Event can be programmed for certain times and day.
schedule specific times for the camera to detect events.
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Click individual boxes to
b. If Recurrence Pattern is selected, the following page will be displayed.
c. An event schedule can be programmed to recur at different times according to the user’s
needs. Select the days for the event schedule to occur.
Select a start time and specify
the duration.
d. Define what will trigger an event to occur by selecting an option from the Event drop-down
list.
e. Select the Actions that will occur when the event is triggered.
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When <Send to Email> is selected, the following page will be shown:
1. Sender - Enter the email address of the sender.
2. Recipient - Enter the email address of the recipient. To enter multiple recipients, separate
each by using a comma.
3. Sender’s Name – Enter the sender’s name that will appear in the recipient’s inbox.
4. Subject - Enter the title of the email.
When complete, click Apply to save new event or Cancel to delete the event.
The new event
will appear on the event list. To edit an event setting, please select the event from the list. To
remove an event setting from the list, select an event name from the list and then click <Delete
Event>. Click <Add Event> to add more events.
NOTE - Refer to the Audio Clip section for more details about the “Play Audio Clip” action.
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Motion Detection
Motion can be detected by measuring changes in the speed or vector of bjects in the monitored
area. This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to enable motion detection.
Detection Setting – Use this setting to enable and define the motion detection windows. The
user can defined up to three areas on the live view window for motion detection.
1.
Select <Window1>, <Window2>, or <Window3> to adjust the motion detection window.
2.
Check the box to enable the window.
3.
Use the mouse to resize or move the motion detection window.
4.
Adjust the “Sensitivity” level.
Lower sensitivity levels will result in more activity needed
to trigger an event.
5.
Adjust the “Threshold” level. The higher the threshold is, the more proportion of the
region is needed to trigger an event.
6.
The chart below the Live View window indicates the activity in the Motion Detection
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window. When motion in the motion detection window is detected by the camera, a
vertical bar will be displayed in the chart; when the motion is detected and the motion
activity level is over the defined threshold, the color of the bar will change. Users can
use this feature as a trigger source to send photos or videos to a remote server via
email or FTP.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Digital Input
The users can select the desired DI status from the drop-down menu. When the DI status
meets the specified condition, the camera will be triggered to take the corresponding actions.
Audio Detection
Users can schedule an event to be triggered if there is a change in the sound level of a
monitored area.
Audio detection can be used to measure change in the ambient voice. Select
the sensitivity from the drop-down menu.
Display the current sound level.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Temperature Detection
The temperature detection function is used to report the current chamber temperature of the
camera. The camera can also be programmed to trigger an event if the current chamber
temperature of the camera is higher than the upper bound or lower than the lower bound.
Unit – Set the unit of measurement to Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C).
Upper bound & Lower bound – Set the temperature boundaries. The applicable values range
from 0 °C to 100 °C (32 °F to 212 °F).
PIR (Professional Cube Only)
The PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of
view.
This can be used to detect a moving object, such as a person, in dimly lit areas.
Sensitivity – Adjust the sensitivity of the PIR Sensor from the drop-down menu. Higher
sensitivity levels will increase the range of the PIR Sensor.
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Notifications
Use the tools in this section to specify what type of notification will be sent when an event
occurs.
The camera can send buffered images to an FTP server, Samba, Email, or HTTP.
FTP Settings
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used as an application component to automatically transfer files
for program internal functions. Select “Primary FTP Server” from the Server Selection drop
down menu to send media files to a FTP server when an event is triggered.
address or hostname.
Enter the FTP IP
By default, the FTP port server is set to 21. Enter the account name,
password and FTP Path to configure the settings.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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E-mail Settings
Select “Primary Email Server” option from the Server Selection drop down menu to send media
files to an email server when an event is triggered.
SMTP Server - Enter the server host name of the email server.
SMTP Port - Enter the port number of the email server; by default, the SMTP port is set to 25.
Authentication - Select the authentication type from the drop-down menu.
Email Account - Enter the user name of the email account if necessary.
Email Password - Enter the password of the email account if necessary.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Samba Settings
Select this option to send the media files via a network neighborhood when an event is
triggered.
Server Address - Enter the IP address of the Samba server.
User Name - Enter the user name of the Samba server.
Password - Enter the password of the Samba server.
Work Group - Enter the workgroup of the Samba server.
Shared Folder - Enter the share folder of the Samba server.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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HTTP Settings
Select this option to send the notification message via an HTTP connection when an event is
triggered.
URL –Specify the URL to send HTTP requests.
The URL is normally written as:
http://ip_address/ notification.cgi?parameter
ip_address – IP address or host name of the HTTP host.
parameter – the notification parameter(s) to send to the HTTP host, if necessary.
Example
http://192.168.1.1/notification.cgi?event=MD&camera=FB-100A
Message - Enter the message notification that will be sent when an event is triggered.
Enter the user name and password if necessary.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Digital Output (DO)
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The DO socket allows the IP camera to send output to an external device. While executing the
DO notification action, the status of the camera’s DO interface will be changed to the specified
setting (OPEN or GROUNDED) for the specified number of seconds to activate the connected
external device.
NOTE – Users should select the option according to the specification of their external
device.
Video Clip/Snapshot
This function is used to determine when video clips or snapshots will be recorded and stored
after an event is triggered.
Pre-Alarm Buffer – Up to 10 seconds of video before the event is triggered can be stored in the
local storage or uploaded to the server. Enter the desired length of time.
Post-Alarm Buffer – Up to 30 seconds of video after the event is triggered can be stored in the
local storage or uploaded to the server. Enter the desired length of time.
Maximum Buffer Size –Specify the maximum file size allowed.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Pre-Alarm Snapshot – Up to 7 Snapshot before the event is triggered can be stored in the
local storage or uploaded to the server. Enter the desired number of frame.
Post-Alarm Snapshot - Up to 7 Snapshot after the event is triggered can be stored in the local
storage or uploaded to the server. Enter the desired number of frame.
Audio Clip
Audio Recording – Audio clips can be recording and played when an event occurs.
Click Browse to import a file from a local hard drive or network disk.
Select the file and click
Import.
NOTE – The camera can only play audio clips which are saved as .wav files with G.711
u-law encoding in 8000 Hz sampling rate.
To record a new clip using the camera's microphone:
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1. File Name-Enter a file name.
2. Duration - Enter the number of seconds to record.
3. Click Record to record the new audio clip.
4. The new audio clip will appear on the audio clip list.
5. Select an audio clip file from the Audio Clip List.
a. Play- Select to hear the audio clip
b. Stop- Select to stop playing the audio clip.
c. Delete- Select to delete an audio clip.
d. Export- Select to export the audio clip to a local hard drive or network disk.
LED Light (Professional Cube Only)
Mode – Select “Keep active during event” or “Keep active for” a specific amount of time when an
event is triggered.
LED Control - The LED on the front of the camera can be set to flash at a configurable interval
when an event is triggered. From the Activate drop-down menu, select a percentage which
the LED will brighten to. When the LED reaches the selected percentage, it can be configure
to fade to off or turn off.
Select the option from the Inactive menu.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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System
System Log
Log – Set up the camera to record a system log when an event is triggered.
This page displays the system’s log in chronological order. The system log is stored in the
camera’s buffer area and will be overwritten when the buffer area is full.
Click Retrieve to retrieve the log or click Save to file to save the system log.
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Remote Logging
The user can configure the camera to send the system log file to a remote server as a log
backup.
Click to enable remote log and enter the IP address of the remote server.
Enter the port number of the remote server.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Date and Time
Time Synchronization
Mode
1. Set Manually – The user can enter the desired date and time, or check “Clone” to copy the
date and time of the computer to the camera.
2. Synchronize with NTP server – NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clock of a
computer system. Enter the address of the desired NTP servers in NTP Server 1 and
Server 2.
Time Zone - Select the local time zone from drop-down menu, or choose the “User Defined”
from drop-down menu and enter the country name and adjust the offset (Hours and Minutes).
Daylight Saving Time - Enable this option to update for Daylight Saving Time.
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Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Device Information
System Information – Displays the complete system information of the camera.
Network Settings – Displays the complete network settings information of the camera.
Video/Audio Settings – Displays the complete video/audio settings information of the
camera.
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Wireless (*) - Displays the complete wireless information of the camera.
Client Information- Displays the RTSP Client .You will see a list of RTSP clients with the
following information: IP Address and channel.
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Storage Management
Storage Management is used to view all the recorded files in the inserted memory card.
Depending on the model used, the SD/SDHC/SDXC card or the micro-SD/SDHC/SDXC card
may be used.
Click Reload to refresh the list of recorded files.
Click Remove to safely remove the memory card.
Click Format to format the memory card.
Left click on the folder to list the recorded files. The user can either play the snapshot of the
recorded files by moving the mouse pointer over the file or double click on a file to play it.
Right click on the folder to download, play or delete the recorded files.
NOTE – The user may need to install QuickTime multimedia framework to play the
video clips.
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Advanced Settings
Automatic Recycle (*) – Enable to automatically overwrite older files when the available
space remaining on the memory card is less than 100MB.
If the Automatic Recycle function
is disabled, there must be at least 50MB hard drive space available for the camera to be able
to record video files. Enter the maximum saving days to fit your needs.
Offline Record – Enable to keep recording if the Network Camera is offline.
FTP Service – Click “Enable” to activate the FTP service of the camera for the users to
download the video/snapshot files with an FTP client.
LED Indicators
The LED on the front of the camera can be configured to remain unlit. Check “OFF” to enable
this function.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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VMS Compatibility
VMS Compatibility
ONVIF
The parameters are used to address the compatibility issues. In most cases, the users can
use the default values.
Video Encoder Configuration (ONVIF)
The users can configure the “customized” ONVIF default profile to fit the application.
Video Codec - The Network Camera offers three choices of video codec standards for
real-time viewing: H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG.
Video Resolution - Select from the drop-down menu to choose the best resolution recording
settings.
Frame Rate - Select the frame rate from the drop-down menu. Set a higher frame rate for the
smoother video.
Bitrate - Select the Bitrate from the drop-down menu. Set the higher bitrate for the better video.
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Quality – Enter the number of quality to fit the user’s application.
Maintenance
User Management
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple accounts.
The administrator account name is “admin”, which is permanent and cannot be deleted.
Click Add to create an account.
Enter the new user’s name, password and confirm password. Administrators can add up to 10
user accounts.
Select the privilege level for the new user account from the drop-down list. Privilege levels can
be assigned as:
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
Administrator - user has access to view and change the Configuration page. Users with
administrator privilege can change other user’s access rights and delete user’s
accounts.
Click Delete or Update to delete or modify a user’s account.

Viewer - user can only access the main page for live viewing.

Remote Viewer - user can only access the main page for live viewing by using
TCP protocol.
Language
Select the desired language from the radio button. Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to
cancel changes.
IP Filter
The IP Filter is used to filter the IP addresses which are able to access the network camera.
Enable the IP Filter and select to allow or deny a range of IP addresses access to the server.
Click Add to list to add the IP range to the IP filter list.
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Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Firmware Upgrade
This feature allows the user to upgrade the camera firmware. It will take a few minutes to
complete the process.
NOTE - Do not power off the camera or interrupt the camera during the upgrade.
Click Browse and specify the firmware file, then click Upgrade. The camera will be upgraded
and reboot automatically when the upgrade is finished.
The following message will show during the firmware upgrading process.
Configuration
This feature allows the user to export/import the configuration files of the network camera.
Import/Export - Click export to pop up a dialog to indicate the location and file to export.
Click browse to indicate the location and file of the camera configuration and click import to
import the configuration file back into the network camera.
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Reset to Default
This section is used to restore the camera to default factory settings.
Check the boxes to
preserve the Network settings, Date and Time settings, EasyLink, settings, Language settings
and HTTP/HTTPS settings.
Click Apply to restore the camera to default factory settings.
Reboot
This feature will reboot the camera. Click Apply to begin.
device will reboot.
Are you sure?”
A message will pop up asking “The
Click “OK” to continue. The camera will take about one
minute to reboot.
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The following message will show during the rebooting process.
When completed, the live video page will be displayed in the web browser.
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