Dripstone TVR0401/0801/1601
User Manual
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1 Important Safeguards and Warnings
Electrical Safety
All installation and operation should conform to your local
electrical safety codes. We assume no liability or
responsibility for any fires or electrical shock caused by
improper handling or installation.
Transportation Security
Keep upright. Handle with care.
Avoid heavy stress, violent vibration or water splashing
during transportation, storage and installation.
Installation
Do not turn on power before completing installation of the DVR.
Do not place objects on top of the DVR. It may overheat.
Qualified Service Technicians
All examination and repair work should be done by qualified service
technicians.
We are not liable for any problems caused by unauthorized
modifications or attempts to self-repair by the user.
Environm ent
The DVR should be installed in a cool, dry place away from direct
sunlight and inflammable or explosive substances, etc.
Contact your local retailer if something is broken or missing in your
package.
Lithium Battery
Improper battery use may result in fire, explosion, or
personal injury.
When replacing the battery, please ensure you use the
same model.
2 Declaration
The manual is for reference only.
This manual may contain inaccurate data or printing errors.
The products described in this manual may be updated at any time so
your device may change when compared to this manual.
If in doubt, obtain a copy of the latest procedures or additional
documents with the company's after-sales department.
Dripstone
9180 Kelvin Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
800-384-3820
http://www.dripstone.us
This product should be transported, stored and operated in the
specified environments.
Accessories
Before installation, please open the package and check all the
components are included.
Use all the accessories available in the package.
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Contents
Turn the Power Off (Shutdown) ............................................. 16
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Restart ................................................................................ 16
1 Important Safeguards and Warnings ........................................... 2
Power Recovery.................................................................... 16
2 Declaration ................................................................................ 2
Log in/Log out ......................................................................... 16
Chapter 1: Product Introduction ..................................................... 6
Log In ................................................................................. 16
Product Overview ...................................................................... 6
Log Out ............................................................................... 17
Features ................................................................................... 6
Start-up Wizard ....................................................................... 17
Chapter 2: DVR Controls ............................................................... 7
Adding a Device ....................................................................... 18
Front Panel ............................................................................... 7
Channel Mode Switch ............................................................ 19
Remote Control ......................................................................... 8
Quickly Adding an IP Camera .................................................... 20
The Mouse .............................................................................. 10
Searching for IP Channels to Add ........................................... 20
Task Bar ................................................................................. 11
Add Device Manually ............................................................. 20
Icons ...................................................................................... 11
IP Channel Management Menu .............................................. 21
The Screen Icons ................................................................. 11
Automatically Adding an IP Camera ........................................ 22
Menu Operation Icons .......................................................... 12
Modify Channel Configuration ................................................ 22
Channel Toolbar ...................................................................... 12
Configuring Events ................................................................... 22
Right Click Menu ..................................................................... 12
Alarm Configuration .............................................................. 22
Screen Division .................................................................... 12
Alarm Input.......................................................................... 25
PTZ Control ......................................................................... 12
Alarm Output ....................................................................... 25
Chapter 3: Installation................................................................. 14
Abnormal Equipment Event ................................................... 26
Unpacking Inspection .............................................................. 14
Preview ................................................................................... 27
HDD Installation ...................................................................... 14
Live Preview ......................................................................... 27
Installation of the CD Burner .................................................... 14
Operational Actions .................................................................. 28
Alarm/PTZ/Control Keyboard Interface ...................................... 14
Search ................................................................................. 29
Chapter 4: Basic Operations Guide ............................................... 16
Event Search ........................................................................ 31
Power On and Off.................................................................... 16
Tag Search........................................................................... 32
Power On ............................................................................ 16
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Smart Search ....................................................................... 33
System Status ...................................................................... 55
External Search .................................................................... 33
Maintenance......................................................................... 56
Record Backup ........................................................................ 34
Account Management............................................................ 57
Chapter 5: Local Channel ............................................................ 35
Restoring Default Settings ..................................................... 58
The Introduction of the Main Menu ........................................... 35
Upgrading the Firmware ........................................................ 59
INFO ...................................................................................... 35
Configuring the RS232 Devices .............................................. 59
System Information .............................................................. 36
Toolbar Presets .................................................................... 60
Event Information ................................................................ 37
Chapter 7: WEB Access ................................................................ 61
Net Channel Information....................................................... 37
WEB Operation ........................................................................ 61
LOG Information .................................................................. 38
Network Connection.............................................................. 61
Chapter 6: Configuration .......................................................... 39
The control installation and the user login logout..................... 61
IP Channel........................................................................... 39
The Web Operations Interface ............................................... 62
Network .............................................................................. 42
The Real-time Monitoring ...................................................... 62
Configuring Events ............................................................... 45
PTZ Control .......................................................................... 63
Storage management ........................................................... 45
Channel ............................................................................... 64
Backup Your Hard Drive ........................................................... 47
Search Record ...................................................................... 64
Application .............................................................................. 47
About .................................................................................. 65
Dynamic DNS ....................................................................... 48
Chapter 8: Reference Information................................................. 66
Email .................................................................................. 49
Alarm Link Settings .................................................................. 66
P2P Connections .................................................................. 50
Alarm Out ............................................................................ 66
Cloud Storage ...................................................................... 50
Linkage Record..................................................................... 66
Server Push ......................................................................... 51
Snapshot ............................................................................. 66
System setting ........................................................................ 52
PTZ Linkage ......................................................................... 66
Basic Settings ...................................................................... 52
Tour .................................................................................... 67
Video Output Settings ........................................................... 53
Show Message ..................................................................... 67
Abnormalities ....................................................................... 55
Buzzer ................................................................................. 67
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Port Mapping .......................................................................... 67
UPNP Function Automatic Mapping ........................................ 67
Port Mapping Manually ......................................................... 68
Voice Intercom ........................................................................ 68
Configuration ....................................................................... 68
HDD S.M.A.R.T........................................................................ 68
Hard Disk Problems ................................................................. 70
How to detect Seagate HDD .................................................. 70
How to detect WDC HDD ...................................................... 70
HDD Capacity Calculation ......................................................... 71
Terms and Definitions .............................................................. 71
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting ......................................................... 73
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Product Overview
This series Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is a high performance digital
video recorder (DVR), combined with H.264 video compression, highcapacity hard disk storage, TCP/IP transmission, embedded Linux
operating system and a variety of other advanced technologies in the
electronic information industry. These features ensure a high-quality,
low bit rate video storage characteristics, and good system stability.
Some of the products can enable switching between the DVR mode
and Hybrid mode. Hybrid mode supports both analog cameras and
network cameras; DVR mode only supports network cameras. This
product supports local preview, multiple-window display, recorded file
local storage, remote control and mouse shortcut menu operation,
remote management and control function, recording, playback,
monitoring, synchronization of audio and video. Also, the product
supports advanced control technology and strong network data
transmission capacity.
Features
R eal-tim e M onitoring
This DVR has a composite video signal interface and support TV, VGA
or HDMI output simultaneously.
Com pression Function
This DVR uses H.264 video compression standard and G.711 audio
compression standard and has a high definition, low code rate of the
video coding and the storage.
R ecording Function
Video Playback Function
This DVR allows searching for videos by a variety of conditions,
playback in local and network. This DVR supports multiple videos
playback, fast playing, slow playing and frame-by-frame playback.
Video playback can display the exact time of the incident. This
product provides time-line retrieving page for quick searching.
Cam era Control and Alarm
This DVR can be controlled by the remote camera and is equipped
with many alarm input interfaces. It can be connected to various
types of alarm devices. It has dynamic detection, video loss, video
block, multiple alarm output and scene lighting control.
Com m unication Interface
This DVR has USB 2.0 high-speed interface or ESATA interface and
allows for many backup devices. It has standard Ethernet interface.
You can plug and play in a variety of network conditions.
Netw ork Functions
This DVR supports TCP / IP, UDP, RTP / RTSP, DHCP, PPPOE, DDNS,
NTP P2P etc. It supports real-time network monitoring, video
playback, control and management functions. With its built-in WEB
server, you can directly access it through a web browser.
Operation M ode
This DVR supports various shortcut menu operation modes, on the
front panel, remote control, mouse, etc. IT has a simple and intuitive
graphical user interface.
Channel Sw itch
The simulating device is compatible with IP channels using the TVR
channel switch.
This DVR supports timing, linkage alarm, motion detection, SATA hard
and local hard disk, DVR data backup and network backup.
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Chapter 2: DVR Controls
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Front Panel
Remote Control
The Mouse
Task Bar
Icons
Channel Toolbar
Right Click Menu
Front Panel
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Name
Icon
Function
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Power
Power
Power button. Press this button to turn
the DVR on or off.
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Shift
Shift
When in the input window, switch input
methods.
Switch TAB.
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Number
Key
1-9
Number Input (in number mode).
English character Input (in English mode).
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Left/Right
←→
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Input
+10
number
larger than
10
To enter a digital larger than 10, press
two-digit number:
Up/Down
Assistant function such as PTZ menu.
↓↑
1. Press the tens digit.
2. Press digital switch button.
3. Press ones digit.
In monitor mode, switch between
multiple-window and one-window.
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Activate the digital input box
Shift current activated control, and then
move left and right.
In monitor mode, switches the channel.
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ESC
ESC
Go to previous menu, or cancel current
operation.
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Enter
ENTER
Confirm current operation.
Go to OK button.
Switch channel (in one channel mode).
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increase or decrease the number.
Active pull-down menu to switch
the drop-down box options.
Activate checkbox to change
status.
Activate the text input box and
step down carry and abdication.
Activate the control box to move
the slider.
Activate display window to select
the previous channel, next
channel.
Go to menu.
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Function
Key
10
Auxiliary
Shortcut function with FN key.
Fn
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One-window monitor mode: click
this button to display assistant
function: PTZ control and image
color.
Detection areas setting (like in
motion detection setup), working
with Fn and direction keys to
realize setup.
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Play/Pause
In text mode, click it to delete the
character before the caret (if there
is no shift on the front panel, it
can switch input methods), press
this button for 1.5 seconds to clear
all of the characters.
In playback mode, switch the full
screen.
Realize other special functions.
Go to SEARCH interface.
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In PTZ channel: ZOOM+.
In normal playback click this
button to pause playback.
In pause mode, click this button to
resume playback.
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Shuttle
(outer
ring)
In real-time monitor mode, it works as
left/right direction key.
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Jog (inner
dial)
In real-time monitor mode, it works as
up/down direction key.
Remote Control
The remote control interface is shown as below:
Name
MultipleWindow
Switch
Icon
Function
Switch between multiple-window and onewindow.
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Search
Search the current channel.
Remote
Address
Add
Number
Key
0~9
Click it to input the device number so that you
can control it.
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Digital
Switch
-/--
Input numbers (in number mode).
Input English character (in English
mode).
Switch channel (one-window mode).
Enter a digital larger than 10, press two-digit
number:
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Confirm/
Menu Key
Menu/
Menu
Auxiliary
Key
Record
Fn
Confirm current operation.
Go to OK button.
Go to menu.
ESC
ESC
Direction
Key
Go to previous menu, or cancel current
operation.
Assistant function such as PTZ menu.
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1. Press the tens digit.
2. Press digital switch button.
3. Press ones digit.
Record
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Start or stop record manually.
In PTZ interface, click this button so the
system can go to the Preset interface.
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One-window monitor mode, click this button to
display assistant function:
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PTZ control and image color.
Detection areas setting (like in motion
detection setup), working with Fn and
direction keys to realize setup.
In text mode, click it to delete the
character before the caret (if there is
no shift on the front panel, it can
switch input methods), press this
button for 1.5 seconds to clear all of
the characters.
In playback mode, switch the full
screen.
Realize other special functions.
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In monitor mode, switch between
multiple-window and one-window.
Activate the digital input box increase
or decrease the number.
Active pull-down menu to switch the
drop-down box options.
Activate checkbox to change status.
Activate the text input box and step
down carry and abdication.
Activate the control box to move the
slider.
Activate display window to select the
previous channel, next channel.
Shift current activated control, and then move
left and right.
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In monitor mode, switch channel.
Assistant function such as PTZ menu.
Menu
Menu
Return to the Main Menu.
Previous
record/
Up
arrow
In playback mode, playback the previous
video.
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Iris-
Next
record/
Iris+
In PTZ mode, decrease the Iris or aperture
size to let in less light e.g. sunlight or snowy
conditions.
Down
Arrow
In playback mode, playback the next video.
In PTZ mode, increase the Iris or aperture size
to let in more light e.g. low light conditions.
Forward
5sec
In playback mode, forward 5 seconds.
Reverse
5sec
In playback mode, reverse 5 seconds.
Slow Play
Backward
Multiple slow play speeds or normal playback
backward.
Slow Play
Forward
Multiple slow play speeds forward or normal
playback forward.
Forward
Various forward speeds and normal speed
playback.
Stop
In normal playback click this button to stop
playback.
Play/
Pause
Go to SEARCH interface.
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In PTZ channel: ZOOM+.
In normal playback click this button to
pause playback.
In pause mode, click this button to
resume playback.
Controlling M ultiple DVR s by Rem ote Control
The DVR ID default is 8. There is no need to reset it when controlling
a single DVR by the remote control. If you need to control multiple
DVRs:
1. Activate the remote control: Choose controlled DVR. It starts
successfully.
2. Aim the remote control to control the hard disk video recorder
and press the Add button.
3. Input device ID between 1 and 999.
4. Press Enter to determine can control the corresponding
number of hard disk video recorder.
The Mouse
In addition to front panel keys and remote control menu, you can use
a mouse for control. Insert the mouse interface into the USB
interface.
Left Click
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Left click to enter the right menu or the main interface.
Left click to access the menu option.
Perform the operations instructions of the control.
Change the state of the checkbox or dynamic detection blocks.
Pop up a drop-down list when left click.
In the state of PTZ 3D control, left drag the area to achieve
regional enlarging or reducing. See details for the zoom effect
Front Panel on page 7, PTZ control section.
Double Click
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Double click to play video.
Double click to make the screen full or exit.
R ight Click
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Right click to pop up the right menu in the real-time
monitoring screen.
Exit the current interface without saving.
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Turning W heel
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Turn the mouse wheel to change the value in the digital box.
Switch the option of the combination box.
Scroll back and forth to achieve the zoom function of channels
and PTZ 3D.
Task Bar
Alarm
Status
Check the recent alarm status, click to
show the following alarm message.
Task Bar
Alarm
Output
Task Bar
Intelligent
window
switch
Alarm output menu. See Task Bar Alarm
Output on page 11 for the Alarm menu
settings.
Intelligent window switch. When the
system is in face/perimeter analysis status,
click to close the intelligent window in the
right side of real-time monitoring screen
and click again to open it.
Color setting. See Color Setting on page 27
for the setting using the right-click menu.
M ouse M ove
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Select controls of the current coordinates to move.
M ouse Drag
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Select area to detect.
Select area to shelter.
Select zooming function of PTZ control.
Task Bar
For quicker operation, there is a task bar at the bottom of the screen
in the Main Menu. Just move your mouse to the bottom of the screen
to make it appear.
Icon
Function
Main
Menu
Task Bar
Screen
Switching
Task Bar
PTZ
control
Task Bar
Record
Search
Task Bar
Manual
Record
Task Bar
Net
Channel
Conceal
function
Reset the
channel
order
Taskbar
Configurat
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Description
Return to the Main Menu.
To implement screen switch function, click
the icon representing a single, four, nine
and sixteen channel.
Click to open the PTZ control menu. See
PTZ Control on page 12 for the right-click
menu.
Click to select the search interface. Search
on page 29.
Click to select manual record interface. See
Right Click Menu on page 12 for the rightclick menu.
Click to enter Net channel interface. See
Automatically Adding an IP Camera on
page 22.
Click to reset the default channel order.
Right click menu.
Task Bar Mode: Choice of Resident or
Automatically. Choice of Bottom and TOP.
Icons
The Screen Icons
The channel is recording.
The video signal for the channel is interrupted.
Motion detection occurs.
The channel is in monitoring and locked status.
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Adjust the level of the local audio output.
Allow the display to cycle through a tour of all the cameras.
Menu Operation Icons
These icons represent the various kinds of actions you can take when
changing settings.
Icon
Description
Not selected.
Selected.
Icon Description
Real-time playback in five minutes.
Backup the last five-minute video to U disk. Backup time can
be set.
Snapshot and backup to U disk.
Channel toolbar is temporarily closed for 30 seconds
Set the sound volume.
Right Click Menu
Enter real-time monitoring video feed and right click the mouse.
The drop-down button.
Apply the settings and leave the interface.
Cancel the settings.
Set parameters.
Save parameters.
Restore the factory settings.
Apply current settings to the system.
Copy current settings to other channels.
Enter the configuration interface.
Select and configure the processing operation triggered by
video detection or alarm.
Channel Toolbar
When the mouse moves to the top of window, it will show the
channel toolbar.
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Screen Division
PTZ Control
Screen Division
Choose single screen, four screens, nine screens or sixteen screens to
view.
PTZ Control
To configure the PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom):
1. Configure PTZ. Please refer to Adding a Device on page 18
and PTZ setting tab on page 41 for more details when
configuring analog and IP cameras.
2. After configuring, click PTZ Control in corresponding channel
to control PTZ.
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page 24.
Tour
Enter cruise figure in box and click Cruise button to
call cruise between points function. See Configure
Tour on page 24.
Pattern
Enter patrol figure in box and click Pattern button to
call patrol function. See Configure Pattern on page
24.
Direction, steps, zoom, focusing, iris, preset points, cruising between
points, patrols, sweeping the boundary, calling an auxiliary switch,
light switch, horizontal rotation of PTZ can be controlled.
NOTE: Greyed out button means the function is not supported.
Field/Button
Description
SIT
Means quick location button. Ensure that the
protocol supports this function. After entering the
page, click a point on the screen. PTZ will turn to the
desired point and move the point to the center of
screen. It also supports 4 to 16 times zooming when
drag mouse in the quick location page.
Step
This is mainly used to control directions. The figure
can be set from 1 to 8.
Click
or
to adjust zooming, focus and
brightness (iris).
PTZ can control eight directions. But the front panel
only can control up, down, right, and left.
Preset
Enter present figure in box and click Preset button
to see the preset function. See Configure Preset on
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Chapter 3: Installation
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Install your hardware in the following order”
Unpacking Inspection
HDD Installation
Installation of the CD Burner (optional)
Alarm/PTZ/Control Keyboard Interface
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Unpacking Inspection
When you receive this product, ensure all the items are in the box
according to the packing list in the box.
HDD Installation
Your DVR will need a hard drive installed before you can record.
Installation Preparation
Obtain a Phillips or cross (+) screwdriver.
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NOTE: The hard drive’s capacity can be up to 64 TB but this may
vary depending on model.
Installation of the CD Burner
You may optionally install a CD burner to burn CDs of recorded video.
Installation Preparation
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CAUTION:
• Only use the HDD specified by the manufacturer.
• The HDD will be formatted automatically during
booting and it may cause data loss.
Obtain a Phillips or cross (+) screwdriver.
Steps
1. Unscrew the seven screws on the side of the chassis and open
the case cover.
2. Use a screwdriver to remove the bracket fixed in middle of the
disk.
3. Open the front panel door and remove the baffle inside.
4. Connect the CD burner data cable and the power cord.
5. Reinstall the chassis cover.
NOTE: The installation of the built-in CD burner is only for
specific models of the DVR and affects disk space for
installation and interfaces.
Steps
1. Remove the metal top cover by removing the two screws from
each side of the cover and the three on the back.
2. Place the hard drive on a flat table and loosen the four screws.
3. Place the hard drive over the four holes on the bottom and
slide them in.
4. Flip the case over and tighten the 4 screws with the Philips
screwdriver
5. Connect the power and the data lines to the hard drive.
6. Reinstall the metal top cover and tighten the seven screws.
The total duration of video data saved is decided by
the HDD’s capability and the DVR’s parameters
(recording setup, encoding setup). Please refer to the
table in HDD Capacity Calculation on page 71.
Alarm/PTZ/Control Keyboard Interface
Name
Instructions
Alarm
Input
Connect the positive end (+) of the alarm input
device to the alarm input port (ALARM IN 1
through 8)
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Alarm
Output
Connect the alarm device.
RS-485
RS-485 communication port. They are used to
control devices such as PTZ. Please connect in
parallel 120TΩ between D+D- cables if there are
too many PTZ decoders.
Alarm Buzzer
NVR
Alarm Light Indicator
NVR
Ground
Ground
DC
Switch Signal
Output
Relay
Switch Signal
Output
AC
Out
Out
NOTE:
• Different models support different alarm input ports.
Please refer to the specifications sheet for detailed
information.
• Slight differences may be found on the alarm port layout.
Ex am ples of alarm input connections
The alarm input is the switch quantity input. If the alarm input signal
is not switch quantity signal but voltage signal, refer to the following
connection:
See details Detect tab on page 42.
The Connection of the P/ T/ Z
The D+D- interface of the PTZ decoder connects with the D+Dinterfaces of the DVR’s RS-485 port. 120Ω resistors should be
paralleled in the remote D+D- lines to reduce the distortion of the
signal if a larger number of PTZs are connected.
See details PTZ setting tab on page 41.
K eyboard
Relay
Alarm Input
Devices
(Camera)
In
NVR
Ground
(Power
Output)
Alarm Switch
Signal
The D+D- interface of the Keyboard connect with D+D- interfaces of
the DVR’s RS-485 port.
1. Navigate to Main Menu> Channel> P/T/Z.
2. In Protocol, choose Keyboard.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Alarm (+)
Alarm (-)
Ex am ples of alarm output connections
When the alarm output connects with DC and AC load, please refer to
the connection.
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Chapter 4: Basic Operations Guide
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Power On and Off
Log in/Log out
Start-up Wizard
Adding a Device
Quickly Adding an IP Camera
Configuring Events
Preview
Operational Actions
Record Backup
Turn the Power Off (Shutdown)
To turn the power off:
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Right click the mouse.
Navigate to Main Menu.
Click Shutdown.
Turn the power switch off on the back of the DVR.
Power On and Off
Power On
To turn the power on:
1. Install the DVR correctly (see Chapter 3: Installation on page
14.)
2. Connect the power. The DVR LED should light up and the DVR
will boot automatically.
3. The DVR will then automatically detect any connected
hardware (cameras, monitors, etc.), this process should last
about 30 seconds.
4. When this process has been completed the DVR will enter the
multi-screen real-time surveillance mode.
If your hard drive is not properly connected, the following
message will appear on your screen.
NOTE: Only change or attempt to reconnect the hard disk drive
after shutting down the DVR.
Restart
To restart the DVR:
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Right click the mouse.
Navigate to Main Menu.
Click Shutdown.
Click Restart System.
Power Recovery
Reboot after a power outage or forceful shutdown. The DVR will save
the records before the outage and return to the normal operation
mode.
Log in/Log out
Log In
To log into the device:
CAUTION: Do not use any type of power supply that is
different from the power supply included in this kit. It may
damage the device.
1. Right click to log in menu.
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2. Enter your username and password. See Table 1: User Names
and Passwords.
Help Inform ation Screen
NOTE:
• If you input the incorrect password three times, the DVR
will beep.
• If you input the incorrect password five times, your
account will be locked.
• For security purposes, please change the default
password and the user name the first time you log in.
Table 1: User Names and Passwords
User Type
Name
Default Password
Administrator
admin
123456
User
user
123456
Hidden
default
Log Out
To log out of the device:
1. When over the standby time, log out automatically.
2. Enter Main Menu > Shutdown > Log out.
Start-up Wizard
Quick set up configuration, including P2P account & password
settings, network configuration, intelligent mode selection.
Field/Button
Description
Application
specific download
QR code
From left to right: Web access address, Android
APP address, iPhone APP address.
Network
Connection
Status
The current network status.
P2P
Peer to Peer account & password setting.
Start-up wizard
Enable the Start-up wizard.
Netw ork Configuration Screen
Here you configure the networks the DVR can connect to. This
includes:
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DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): A router
automatically assigns an IP address to your device much like a
computer being connected to your internet provider.
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Static: The IP address must be manually defined since there is
no other device to assign it. You would have to have a preexisting IP address available to you.
Server
provider. This is not always needed.
QR code
Scan it and shows P2P account, login with mobile
APP.
Account
You can modify the account to grant or remove access by adding
users, groups and changing passwords.
Field/Button
Description
DHCP
Tick DHCP Enable if you have DHCP on your
network or from your internet provider.
IP address
If you are using a static IP address, enter it here.
This is the internet address for your device. It is
in the format of four groups of numbers between
0 and 255 separated by periods e.g.,
192.123.1.24. Nothing else on your network can
use this address. Enter the number or press up &
down button
to change the IP address and
Subnet Mask and Gateway.
First DNS Server
The DNS server IP. The IP address associated
with the domain name of your provider.
Alternate DNS
The DNS alternate IP. The alternate IP address
associated with the domain name of your
Field/Button
Add Users
Modify User
Add Group
Modify Group
Modify Password
Description
Add a new user.
Modify the user name, groups, and rights.
To add a user group, and configure the user
group rights.
Modify the permissions belong to group.
Modify the Login password.
Adding a Device
If the device supports IPC for connecting devices and cameras, they
should be added to IPC first. There are three alternatives each using
a different protocol.
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Channel Mode Switch
To set the local channels compatibility with network using the channel
mode switch.
1. Login.
2. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > Mode Switch.
The administration page appears.
B. Network channel switching to a local channel:
1. Click the end channel number.
2. Click the channel number switch the local channel (contains
the channel).
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
4. Restart your device to complete the switch.
For example: 2 channel choice local channel, as shown in the figure
below, the 1-2 channel have switched the local channel.
A. Local channel switching to a network channel:
1. Click the start channel number (1 to 4).
2. Click the Channel number switch the Network channel
(contains the channel).
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
4. Restart your device to complete the switch.
If this screen appears, then the channel does not match the
resolution of the camera. Go to Main Menu > Channel > Mode
switch to configure the correct resolution.
For example: 2 channel choice network, as shown in the figure below,
the 2-4 channel have switched the network channel.
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Searching for IP Channels to Add
Search for all the IP Channels that can be added via internet and then
choose to add.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel.
2. Click Filter to choose protocol appropriate for the camera.
See camera specifications.
3. Click Search.
4. Click + to add device or right click Add to choose the channel
you want or tick the devices you want to add.
5. Click Group Add.
Quickly Adding an IP Camera
There are three ways to add a device:
•
•
•
Automatically
Searching
Manually add the device
From the IP Channel, move the mouse to the network channel, it will
show "+" sign, left-click to enter the following Menu.
Add Device Manually
To manually add a camera device:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel.
2. Enter Channel Set menu.
3. Select the desired settings below.
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4. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Ping
Check whether the current network is connected.
Remote Channel
When the device includes multiple channels,
choose one channel for it.
IP Channel Management Menu
The DVR uses the network channel management page to add or
delete the cameras and set the front-end configuration.
There are two ways to login to IP Channel:
1. Live channel preview, click the IP Channel button below
Channel.
2. Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel.
Field/Button
Description
Channels
Choose one channel.
Protocol
Choose protocol supported by the device.
IP/ Domain
Name
Display the equipment’s IP address/domain name.
This is the internet address for your device. It is in
the format of four groups of numbers between 0
and 255 separated by periods e.g., 192.123.1.24.
The Domain Name is the user friendly domain
name e.g. www.YourInternetProvider.com
TcpPort
Input the device TCP port.
Username
Input device username.
Password
Input device password.
Remote Detect
After completing the above settings, click Detect
button to check connection status.
Field/Button
Check box
Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the check channel.
Double click can deselect the check channel.
Click the title bar to achieve selection.
Double click can deselect all.
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Serial number
Display the network channel number to add
equipment serial number.
Add/delete
Click
Click
Status
Show the current channel connection status:
Connection is normal.
ID or Password is wrong.
The equipment is offline.
User is locked.
Display the equipment’s IP address/domain name.
This is the internet address for your device. It is in
the format of four groups of numbers between 0
and 255 separated by periods e.g., 192.123.1.24.
The Domain Name is the user friendly domain name
e.g. www.YourInternetProvider.com
IP address/
domain name
Delete the current network equipment.
Add the network equipment.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel.
2. Click Edit button of device.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Configuring Events
Events are any activity the user can expect. The device can handle a
variety of events including:
•
•
•
Events are configurable based on:
•
•
•
•
Port
Display the port number. The default is 80.
Web Port
Display the web port number.
Protocol
Display the connection protocol type.
•
Edit
To configure the channel information, see Modify
Channel Configuration on 22.
•
Automatically Adding an IP Camera
No configuration needed; the device is automatically added.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel > Open
UPNP.
NOTE: The device should support UPNP and should be on the
same LAN.
Traditional alarm events
Equipment abnormal events
Intelligent analysis.
The event type
Event rules
Event protection plan
Linkage settings.
Alarm Configuration
The traditional alarm events include:
Video detection (motion detection, video loss, video shade)
and
External alarms.
Video Detect Tab Settings
To set what kind of events (motion detection, video feed lost, video
blinded) might start the video recording feature:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Channel > Detect.
2. Select the desired settings below. The Process setting
establishes an alarm date and time.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Modify Channel Configuration
To modify the channel configuration:
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Field/Button Description
Channel
Select a channel.
Alarm type
Motion detection, video loss and video blind.
Trigger
Interval
The number of seconds to wait before recording.
Enable
Control the alarm (checked or unchecked).
Sensitivity
Highest, higher, middle, low, lower, lowest.
Set area
There are totally 22*18=396 area can be set, which
needs motion detection.
Process
Set the alarming time, linkage and the handling
method.
Field/Button
Set linkage
Preview
Copy
Description
See Alarm link setting on page 66 to set the alarm
linkage.
It will show a test on the current setting
Copy the setting to other channels.
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Configure Presets
Present is for recording the next position
1. Click the Preset button.
2. Use the arrows to designate the preset position.
3. Zoom in, Focus, or adjust the aperture (Iris), by clicking the –
and + buttons.
4. Click the Add Preset to enable preset function.
Configure Pattern
Pattern consists of PTZ a rotation path:
1. Click the Pattern button.
2. Set the Path number.
3. Click Begin or End to enable the pattern function.
Configure Tour
Tour includes touring several preset points.
1. Click the Tour button.
2. Set the Path number and Preset number.
3. Click the Add Preset to enable preset point function.
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Process
Linkage
Config
Preview
Copy
Set the alarming time, linkage and the handling
method.
See the Alarm link setting on page 66 about setting
the alarm linkage.
It will show a test on the current setting.
Copy the setting to other channels.
Alarm Output
To set the alarm output settings:
Alarm Input
To set the alarm input settings:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration > Event > Alarm
Input.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Alarm Input
Channel No.
Enable
Type
1. In the real-time preview picture, right click and choose Alarm
output OR
Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration > Event > Alarm
Output.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply.
NOTE: Some models do not have alarm output. Please refer to
the model data sheet.
Description
Select a channel.
Field/Button
Schedule
Turn the alarm on or off
choose Normal open and Normal close
Manual
Stop
Description
Alarm output is controlled by the device’s linkage
setting.
Alarm output is on and the status is active.
Alarm output is off and the status is inactive.
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Status
Current status of alarm output.
Abnormal Equipment Event
Provides multiple equipment abnormality monitoring functions, and it
can do the corresponding alarm linkage of equipment abnormality
events.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration >Event >
Abnormality.
2. Enter the configuration interface.
3. Select the desired settings below.
4. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
reading and writing hard disk.
Alarm Out
Enable and configure for connected alarms (i.e.
window/door opening alarms)
Record Channel
Enable and configure which channels you want to
record.
Snapshot
Enable if you want still images taken and configure
the number to take.
Send Email
Enable and configure the email settings you want
notified.
Upload to cloud
Enable to upload to the cloud and configure the
settings.
Show Message
Enable if you want to show an Abnormality
message on the screen.
Buzzer
Enable if you want a buzzer to sound and for how
many seconds.
Show in the Alarm link setting on page 66 about setting the alarm
linkage.
Field/Button
Abnormal type
Description
•
•
•
•
•
No Disk: Alarm when HDD is not present or
cannot be detected.
Disk low Space: Alarm when hard disk
capacity is lower than setting.
Network Failure: Alarm when network is
not connected.
IP Conflict: Alarm when IP address conflict.
Disk Error: Alarm when there is error in
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Preview
Live Preview
When doing a live or real-time monitoring, there is a date, time,
channel name, recording status and alarm status for each feed.
Quick Operation
These quick operations located at the top of a video feed will help you
do some basic actions:
You can control switching the feed by the front panel, remote
controller and mouse.
When an alarm occurs, it will show messages such as:
•
•
•
•
•
•
External alarm
Video loss
Video blind
Motion detected
Network status
IP address conflict
Field/Button
Description
Switch to single
or multiple
screens
Double left click in screen to single channel and
double left click to return.
Adjust channel
order
Drag the channel to the desired position.
Add device
Click + in one channel to enter the Add menu. See
Add Device on page 18 for more details.
Color Setting
Adjust the specified screen (single screen) image color hue,
brightness, contrast, saturation, gain and white-level parameters
settings for two time periods. Consider the local environment
differences between day and night for each adjustment period set.
The DVR will automatically switch to the best video quality.
NOTE: Different models have different functions.
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2. Select Record to enter the recording interface.
3. Select the desired settings.
4. Click OK.
Field/Button
Description
Period
Two periods can be set according to ambient light
during the day and night. The device will
automatically switch configuration time. You need to
select the Enable box.
Hue
Adjust according to image color displayed.
Brightness
Visual image brightness. Increase or decrease the
brightness of the image to make the image clearer.
Contrast
Adjust the contrast between black and white for a
brighter image.
Saturation
This is the image color purity. The higher the value,
the more colorful is the image.
Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness of the image.
Noise
Reduction
Click to enable. Default is enabled.
The Video Inquiry
See Search on page 29.
M anual R ecord
To manually record in real-time monitoring:
Field/Button
Description
Manual
It has the highest priority and corresponding
channels will record for whole days after chosen.
Schedule
Record according to recoding configuration.
Stop
Stop recording.
To change a channel state of the video:
1. Check the video channel state to see if it is selected or not.
2. Use the mouse to click, or use
3. Use
and
and
to find the channel.
to switch the video channel state.
NOTE: If you select all the channels you will change the video
state of all channels at the same time.
R eset the channel order
Click to reset the default channel order.
Operational Actions
Operational actions include search, backup activities, and shutting
down the DVR.
1. Right click the display screen.
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Motion detection recording
Search
To search in real-time monitoring screen:
1. Right click the screen.
2. Select Search to enter the search interface.
No.
Type
Description
1
Choose the date
Select the time and date to search records.
2
Select channels
Choose the channels for querying.
4
Recoding mode
Choose the search recording mode from:
•
•
•
5
Select All
Select all the channels.
6
Synchronization
Complete the playback of each channel’s
record with synchronization in time and of
consistency in operations.
7
List
Display the list of recording files.
8
Playback
controls
It can complete a full screen, circle
playback, stopping/ playing, pausing, fast
playing, slow playing and the previous/next
frame on a suspended state. See Playback
Controls on page 30.
9
Actions
Actions include taking a screenshot, tagging
the file, or cutting out a segment of the
video. See Table 2: Recording Actions on
page 17.
10
Choose the time
Search the records based on the starting
day/time.
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Details of the file
Display the start time, end time, and the
size of the file.
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The list of
records
128 video records are shown in the list.
Type: R—normal record, A—alarm record,
M—motion detection record.
All type
Normal
Alarm
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Playback Controls
NOTE: The player playback control bar shows file playback
speed, channel time, playback progress and other information.
Playback speed and rewind function are related to DVR version.
Function
Icon
Description
Remark
No.
Type
Description
1
Time
Choose video search time.
2
Channel
Select the desired video channel.
3
File
Display a list of files from search
4
File
information
Display start time for a single video file, the end
time, and video file size.
1. In the file list box, select the file the user
needs to back up in the list box.
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Backup
2. Click the
Backup button or
Upload to the cloud disk. The backup
operation menu appears.
3. Click the Start button.
Users can also cancel the backup files in the
backup operation menu by deselecting the file
list box.
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Back
Exit the file list.
Fast
Forward
Press this key in
The speeds vary by
playback mode to get a version of the DVR.
variety of fast playback
speeds.
Slow
Press this key in
playback mode to get a
variety of slow
playback speeds.
Play/Pause
Play/pause when in
slow playback.
Backward
Single left-click the
backward key.
Single
Frame
playback
Single frame playback
by clicking both
buttons when in
playback pause.
To play backwards
and single click
again to stop.
Rewind or singleframe playback,
press the play
button to enter the
normal playback.
Full screen
When the loop is
turned on, the day
after the end of the
video playback, video
playback file start over
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Event Search
To search by events:
again.
Table 2: Recording Actions
Icon
Snapshot:
Tag:
Action
Function
When in Playback,
left-click on the icon
to take a snapshot
and save it to the
hard drive.
Insert USB memory stick,
and then enter Search.
Supports a maximum
resolution of 1080P
Left-click the icon,
you can add tags to
the selected
channel.
Set the tag name letters,
numbers, or special
characters. The total length
can be no more than 31
characters. The tags can be
used to add labels for
searching later.
Left click
. Start
to cut the recording.
Starting time: click
icon; the icon
turns into
Cut:
.
Left click again
to
complete cutting for
the End time. Click
the
icon. After
finish cutting, click
to back up
record or right click
to exit cut feature.
If the focus of the cutting
process for the channel
changes, place the focus of
the channel to the end of
the cut for the video
channel.
Cutting process can
playback control.
When the cut end time is
earlier than the start time
cut, cut start time is
automatically reversed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
No.
1
2
3
4
Right click the screen.
Select Search to enter the search interface.
Select Event.
Click the search icon.
Type
Start/End
Time
Search
Event
Type
Description
Display the progress bar of the current event.
Search record.
1. Select the type of event. (All types, Forward
Cross L, Reverse Cross L, Enter Region,
Leave Region, Face Detection.)
2. Click the Search icon.
Channel
Select the channel.
selection
5
Select all
Select all channels.
channel
Select the channel, start time, event type, click on the retrieval button
to pop up a list of events as shown below.
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The Event List shows 1 event, the event channel number, event type,
date, and time of occurrence.
You can scroll through the list of events. Double-click the event for
direct playback.
The Before/After field shows the default time of 30 seconds before
and after the event to play video files. It can be configured to 30
seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 10 minutes.
Tag Search
Search for a tag that you added to a video recording.
1. Right click the screen.
2. Select Search to enter the search interface.
3. Select Tag.
No.
Type
Description
1
Play Timeline
Display the progress bar of the current
event.
2
Search
Search the recordings.
3
Keyword
4
Channel
selection
Select the channel.
5
Select all
channel
Select all channels.
1. Search for the tag keyword.
2. Click the Search icon.
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1. In the top right of the screen (area 1), select the desired search
date.
2. Select the desired search channel (radio) in area 2.
3. Left-click on the position 3 in the bottom left of the screen to start
playback.
4. Left-click on the icon position 4 in the bottom right of the screen,
to select dynamic inspection area.
5. When you have set the Full-screen setting area, click the right
mouse button to exit the Channel.
Smart Search
Smart Search is an Intelligent playback that searches by video
playback time, according to the input retrieval conditions, video
analysis, quickly locate qualified video, and playback.
When completing the search, the video recordings searched will be
the recording dates for the saved recordings.
External Search
You can search recordings saved on a USB memory stick.
1. Right click the screen.
2. Select Search to enter the search interface.
3. Select External.
Currently our DVR device supports retrieval based on intelligent
motion detection playback area.
Enter the smart playback interface, the interface as shown.
Intelligent playback uses the following steps:
No
Type
Description
1
Device
The USB memory stick and pathway.
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Name/Path
2
3
Backup
Folder
Contents
Select channels desired to query records.
Left-click the Detect to detect inserted USB
memory stick.
File Control
Erase
Cancel
Stop
device information.
Check the external device and click Backup to
enter the backup menu.
Delete all data in USB backup device.
Cancel the operation.
Stop the backup.
Left click Delete, to delete the file.
Click the left mouse button on Back to return to
the previous folder.
Record Backup
Interface description
Connect an External USB device with the USB port to back up the
recordings using the Record Backup menu.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Backup.
Backup Operations
To back up your recordings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect an External USB device with the USB port.
Click Detect to identify external USB device.
Click Backup to enter the backup menu.
Select the record start - stop time.
Click to add files in list.
Click Start to backup and display time remaining.
NOTE: USB backup will play automatically.
WARNING: This operation will probably cause permanent
data loss on the hard drive.
Field/Button
Detect
Description
Identify external USB device and display the
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Chapter 5: Local Channel
Net
In streaming state, the online user information.
The Introduction of the Main Menu
Log
System log information.
The main menu is shown as the following interface:
Field/
Button
Description
Operation
Search
Backup
Search records by types, channels, time and playback
records.
Backup management.
Shutdown Log off the user menu, turn off the machine, restart the
system, and switch user and other operations.
Config
Channel
Add / Remove the camera, the camera parameters, the
basic parameters of the channel, channel mode switch,
channel events and joint management parameters.
Network
Basic network channel parameters settings, manage
network interfaces and configure advanced network
services.
Event
External alarm events and abnormal events of the
channel parameters of the device and joint management.
Storage
Hard disk storage channel management, video parameter
settings, and set the record schedule
System
Set basic, display, storage, abnormity, status, maintain,
account and network, etc.
APP
Center
Set up e-mail, P2P, cloud storage, mobile phones and
other common function settings.
INFO
You can find out information about the system, events, network
connections and logs.
Info
System
Displays the system status, hard drive status, and version
information.
Event
Displays alarm information.
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System Information
This displays the current total capacity of DVR hard disk, the
remaining capacity and working conditions.
HDD M anage
This shows the current status of the hard drive.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > System > HDD Manage.
Version
Displays the device serial number, system hardware features,
software version and release date information.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > System > Version.
2. If desired, click the Upgrade button to upgrade the firmware.
R ecord Tim e
Show the starting and ending time of the recording.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > System > Record Time.
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Net Channel Information
The equipment with input functions use the network channel
management page to add or delete the cameras and set the front-end
channel.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > Net > BPS.
Event Information
Display the current alarm status.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > Event > Alarm Status.
BPS shows the bitrate and waveform for each channel.
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Online User allows you to view the current online user status,
disconnect and temporary block access.
LOG Information
Log information can be divided into system operation, channel
operation, data management, alarm event, recording operation, user
management, log clear, and file operations.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Info > Log.
• Select the type and time of the query, press the Find button.
The system displays the log as a list.
• Click the Backup button will log export the log to your
computer.
• Click the Clear button, the system will remove all types of log
files.
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Chapter 6: Configuration
This is the part of your DVR that you configure all of the channel
settings, connections to cameras, events, storage, connections to the
internet, and applications.
IP Channel
The equipment with input function uses network IP channel
management page for adding or deleting the equipment and to set
the front-end configuration.
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > IP Channel.
2. Configure and new device. See Quickly Adding an IP Camera
on page 20.
Basic
To set the basic channel settings:
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > Basic.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Channel
Choose the channel number which needs setting.
Channel Name
Set the channel name if needed.
Channel Display
Set the channel name display location on the
picture.
Time Display
Set the time display location on the picture.
Time
Synchronization
Synchronize the time with net channel and device.
Video Cover
Set some special area which needs special
protection when preview and recording.
Encode tab
You can customize how the DVR records footage and how it encodes
(compresses) the files. You can alter the frame rate (how many
images it takes per second, more is better quality but takes up more
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hard drive space) and the bit rate (the higher the better but this also
takes up more storage space)
(FPS)
To select the encoding and recording quality:
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > Encode.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Bit Rate (Kbs)
fps – 25 fps; NTSC: 1fps - 30fps.
NOTE: Main stream, sub stream and frame
rate vary depending on the DVR device and
firmware version.
The actual amount of data the devices uses to
record. The higher the bit rate, the better the
quality, but also the higher the amount of hard drive
space needed. It includes fixed stream and variable
stream. The fixed is used to send the signal via the
network or Internet. The Variable stream is used
between the cameras and the DVR. If there is little
movement, the device automatically selects a lower
bit rate. If fixed stream, a user can set the encode
stream. If a variable stream, a user can choose 6
classes of image quality: lowest, lower, low, middle
level, higher, highest.
Snapshot tab
To set the snapshot image size and quality:
Field/Button
Description
Channel
Choose which channel to set.
Compression
H.264.
Resolution
There are multiple resolutions to choose for the main
stream and sub stream. The main stream is from
your cameras to the DVR. The sub stream is from
your DVR to remote devices via your network or the
Internet. Users can set the parameter according to
their needs.
Frame Rate
The number of frames recorded per second. PAL : 1
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > Snapshot.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
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1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > P/T/Z.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Channel
Select a channel.
Mode
Trigger: Crawl images when alarm. Click to enable
the function.
Image size
Choose different resolution for snapshot.
Image Quality
There are 6 levels of quality: lowest, lower, low,
middle level, higher, highest.
Snapshot
frequency
Set highest capture rate for single channel,
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 snapshots per channel.
Field/Button
Description
Channel
Select the channel with a PTZ camera.
Protocol
Select the PTZ camera’s PTZ protocol (such as:
PELCOD).
Address
Set the command address of the PTZ device you
want to associates with this channel. The range is 1255; the default is 1.
PTZ setting tab
Users can set PTZ channel, protocol, address, baud rate etc. for a
feed/camera. PTZ means Pan, Tilt, and Zoom, actions the camera can
take if it has this feature. Ensure the PTZ address and connection is
correct between PTZ’s A, B wire and recorder’s A, B wire.
Baud rate
NOTE: This address must be the same with
PTZ, otherwise the PTZ cannot be controlled.
Do not use Motion Detection on channels with
PTZ because the DVR cannot tell if something
is moving or it is the camera that is moving.
Select the baud rate. Default is 9600.
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Data Bits
Option that changes the way the DVR talks to the
camera. Check the settings for the camera. Default:
8
Stop Bits
Option that changes the way the DVR talks to the
camera. Check the settings for the camera Default: 1
Parity
Option that changes the way the DVR talks to the
camera. Check the settings for the camera Default:
None
DVR control
Click to enable.
Frequency
Default: 3 seconds, users can set any digits between
1~30 seconds
Detect tab
The traditional alarm events include video detection (motion
detection, video loss, and video shade) and external alarms.
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > Detect.
Field/Button Description
Channel
Select a channel.
Alarm Type
Select the alarm type: Motion Detection, Video Loss,
Video Blind.
Trigger
Set the delay to trigger a recording (in seconds)
Interval
Enable
Select to enable detection.
Sensitivity
Select the sensitivity level. Six setting from Lowest to
Highest.
Set Area
Select the portion of the screen that you want the
detection on.
Process
Select the days of the week you wish to enable
detection.
Linkage
Configure the linkage settings. See Linkage Record
Config
on page 66
Channel M ode Sw itch tab
Set the channel type (local channel, network channel) and intelligent
mode (face detection, perimeter).
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Channel > Mode Switch.
2. Configure the settings. See Channel Mode Switch on page 19.
Network
Network configuration interface can set the DVR network parameters.
DVR factory default IP address is 192.168.1.88. The menu contains
the network settings of basic setup, advanced settings and network
service application settings.
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Network.
Basic tab
To set the main network setting:
1. Navigate to Configuration ˃ Network ˃ Basic.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
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Advanced tab
To set the advanced network configuration settings:
1. Navigate to Configuration ˃ Network ˃ Advance.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Network Card
Type
LAN 1. 2 can be selected by Dual LAN equipment
DHCP
Automatic search IP function. When you open the
DHCP IP / Mask / Gateway cannot be located, if the
current DHCP in effect, the IP / Mask / Gateway
DHCP display values obtained can be found in the
network state.
Field/Button
Description
IP Address
Use
or input numbers to modify IP, then set
subnet mask and default gateway for this IP.
TCP port
8000 as default. You can set the port according to
the actual needs of the user.
First DNS
Server
DNS server IP
HTTP port
80 is default.
Alternate DNS
Server
DNS alternate IP
UDP port
8001 is default. You can set the port according to
the actual needs of the user.
Physical
Address
Physical address of current net port
RTP/RPSP port
554 is default.
UPnP
Protocol can turn on port mapping by the router
automatically. Ensure UPnP is enabled on the router
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Multicast
function.
saving of user, password for PPPOE.
Multicast IP address range restrictions in the
following figure, the multicast port number is not
restricted.
Operation: Succeed after dialing, check the
Network Status IP, and then enter the IP address
to access the device after opening your web
browser.
Net Apps tab
To set the various applications needed to assist in managing the
network:
1. Navigate to Main Menu ˃ Network ˃ Applications.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
3G
Support 3G card dial-up to provide remote access
device features.
NTP
Select Enable switch to turn on the NTP protocol
support, can be with SNTP communication server to
realize automatic calibration function.
Host IP: Enter the IP of NTP service NTP
Port: Supports TCP transport only, port is limited
only 123.
Update cycle: interval time is 1 minute or more, the
maximum update period is set to 65,535 minutes.
Time zones: London GMT+0, Berlin GMT +1, Cairo
GMT +2, Moscow GMT +3, New Delhi GMT +5,
Bangkok GMT +7, Hong Kong & Beijing GMT +8,
Tokyo GMT +9, Sydney GMT +10, Hawaii GMT-10,
Alaska GMT-9, Pacific Time GMT-8, US Mountain
Time GMT-7, US Central Time GMT-6, US East Time
GMT-5, Atlantic Time GMT-4, Brazil GMT-3, Atlantic
– Central GMT-2.
Field/Button
Description
PPPOE
Select Enable switch to turn on the PPPOE dial-up
service of the device.
Enter ISP (Internet service provider) provide the
FTP
Select the Enable box to make the protocol enable,
to enter the FTP settings menu.
Two kinds of FTP upload file types are video files
and pictures. Set up an FTP server address, port,
remote directories and so on. When the remote
directory is empty, the system will automatically
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create a different folder by IP, time, channel.
User name, password to access the FTP username
and password.
network
Monitoring
connections
This needs to be selected to start this function.
Real-time video over the network for browsing, the
number of connections depending on network
bandwidth. The greater the number greater, the
larger the network load will be impacting video
playback.
Number of
download
Internet
connections
The number of connections to download: 0-8. This
needs to be selected to start this function.
Network
transmission
QoS
Smooth network transmission quality priority or
image quality priority or adaptive, depending on the
setting, the network adjusts the stream
automatically.
Set upload file size, you need to upload the file
channel, time, type, etc.
Set upload length which upload to the FTP server a
set file length. If less than the set value, the entire
video file uploads. If the file is more than the set
value, the upload takes the first part of the video
with a 0 in the filename, and then upload the entire
video file as a sequence of increasing numbered
filenames.
Different channels can be set two different time
periods, three types of video recording.
IP Permissions
Alarm Center
For permission to access the DVR IP rights
management. When choosing the white list, the list
indicates that only the IP to connect this DVR. The
list of supported 64 IP settings. If the selected item
is not selected, there are no restrictions on access
to the device's IP.
Alarm interface for customers to reserve for internal
usage.
Network
transmission
capacity
Used to adjust the network transmissions capacity.
Number of
network user
connections
Number of connections: 0-10, if you set o means
the network does not allow users to connect. The
maximum number of connections is 10.
Number of
The number of connections is recommended: 0-32.
Configuring Events
See Configuring events on page 22.
Storage management
You can configure your hard drive settings using the following:
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HDD Management
Basic Tab
Record Plan tab
HDD M anagem ent
Show the current HDD capacity, spare capacity and working status in
the DVR.
1. Navigate to Main Menu ˃ Storage ˃ HDD Manage.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
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Field/Button
Description
Field/Button
Description
Format
Format one HDD. A user must have the appropriate
permissions.
Record Mode
The recording mode. Record automatically,
manually or not record.
WARNING: Hard disk reformatting will
result in the loss of video data.
Set HDD as read-write, read-only or redundancy
mode. Video data can be protected from overwriting
in read-only mode. It supports HDD S.M.A.R.T smart
detection at the same time.
Record Overlay
When the video recording will be deleted. The figure is
between 0 to 365.
Record Package
The figure is between 5 to 120 minutes.
HDD full
Action to take when the hard drive is full: overwrite or
stop recording.
Channel
Select a channel.
Recording
Redundancy
Enable or disable the redundant recording.
Pre-recording
The amount of video to include before the recording
event. The figure is between 0 to 30 seconds.
Set
Basic Tab
Configure basic settings:
1. Navigate to Main Menu ˃ Storage ˃ Basic.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
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R ecord Plan tab
Shows the record starting and ending time for the hard drive.
To set the recording plan:
1. Select the desired settings below.
2. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
3. Click Set and enter into plan editing picture.
Field/Button
Description
Period
Set the recording period, there will be 6 periods to
choose from.
Regular
Regular recording.
MD
Motion detection recording.
Alarm
Alarm recording.
Backup Your Hard Drive
See Record Backup on page 34.
Field/Button
Description
Application
Channel
Select a channel. Green shows normal recording.
Yellow shows motion detection. Red shows alarm.
Users can set or change setting according to the
date.
The App Center contains communications techniques the DVR may
use to communicate to you.
Copy
Copy the setting to other channels.
Set
Click Set and enter a plan.
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Dynamic DNS
Email
P2P Connections
Cloud Storage
Server Push
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Dynamic DNS
Sum m ary
Dynamic DNS is a kind of system which points the internet domain
name to a variable IP. According to the rule of internet domain name,
domain name must be associated with a fixed IP address. Dynamic
DNS provide a fixed name server for the dynamic domain, and then
guides the domain search to the IP address of the dynamic user
through the name server, which allows the outside user to connect to
the dynamic user’s URL.
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FNT DDNS
No-IP Dynamic DNS
Dynamic DNS
FNT DDNS
FNT DDNS is built-in professional dynamic DNS service in our network
DVR. You can register directly in the device. To access:
1. Navigate to Main menu > Network > Application >
DDNS.
2. Choose FNT DDNS.
3. Select FNT DDNS and Enable it.
4. Input one user name, there will be a domain name generated
auto. Domain name = user name.faceaip.net.
5. Input the password.
6. Click Register button. If the domain name is not registered, it
will pop up a message that connect DDNS server successfully
otherwise it will prompt that the registration is failed.
Suggestion: you’d best change the DNS server in basic
configuration to the router's DNS server.
7. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
No-IP Dynam ic DNS
To set up a No-IP Dynamic DNS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Register a new account at www.no-ip.com
Open Main Menu > APP > DDNS.
Choose NO-IP DDNS.
Select the desired settings below.
Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Name
Configuration
DDNS type
NO-IP DDNS
Host IP
www.dynupdate.no-ip.com
Port
80
Domain name
xxx.xxx.org (xxx: domain name created)
User name
Xxx (user name registered)
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Password
Xxxxxx (password registered)
Dynam ic DNS
To set up Dynamic DNS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Register a new account at www.dyndns.com.
Open Main Menu > APP > DDNS.
Choose NO-IP DDNS.
Select the desired settings below.
Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Name
Configuration
DDNS type
Dyndns DDNS
Host IP
www.Members.dyndns.org
Port
80
Field/Button
Description
Domain name
xxx.xxx.org (xxx: domain name created)
SMTP Server
User name
Xxx (user name registered)
The outgoing SMTP address for your email service
provider. It is normally smtp.<domain name>
password
Xxxxxx (password registered)
Email
For alarm events and pushing out pictures and messages, set the
sender’s email SMTP server IP address, port, username, password
and sender’s email box, and email SSL encryption.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open Main Menu > APP > Email.
Select the desired settings below.
Click Test to send a test email.
Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Note: You must first connect the DVR to an
internet connection.
Enable
Open/Close P2P function.
Port
The default is 25 for most SMTP servers.
User Name
Your email address.
Password
The password for your email account.
From
Give a name to the DVR.
Title
The title of the email can support English and
Arabic numbers. The maximum input characters’
can be 32 characters.
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Event Interval
SSL Enable
The seconds between emails. Note: The smaller
the time interval, the more emails you will get
which could quickly use up bandwidth.
Check to enable Secure Socket Layer security.
P2P Connections
This is used to establish a peer to peer connection between the DVR
and your remote monitoring device (PC, phone, tablet):
1. Open Main Menu > APP > DDNS.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Account Reuse
Enable it supports multiple users log in the same
device.
Device ID
Display device ID.
Password
Device password.
Local Port
Set local port.
P2P Server URL
P2P server URL.
State
Current connection state.
Cloud Storage
Choose free cloud storage and synchronization with Baidu, Dropbox
or Google One.
Support motion detection, video occlusions, local alarm
(face/perimeter) alarm and other alarm types.
Can link other channels to upload the captured pictures.
1. Open Main Menu > APP > Cloud Storage.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Enable
Open/Close P2P function.
Transfer Mode
Network transfer strategy, choose Quality priority
or Fluency priority.
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Server Push
Send out messages or pictures based on events from the DVR
through the server Push feature.
1. Open Main Menu > APP > Push.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Baidu, Dropbox,
Google Drive
Check the service you wish to back up to.
Upload Path
Specific the file path to the folder you wish to save
to.
Channel
Select the channel you wish to backup when there
is an alarm.
Motion Detect
Local Alarm
Perimeter
Field/Button
Description
Send message
Open or close the mobile phone message sending.
Select to backup if there is motion detected. Select
and set settings to send snapshots.
Image
attachment
Open the function of image attachment.
Select to backup if one of your door or window
alarms is activated. Select and set settings to send
snapshots.
Time Lag
Set the time lag of the message sending,
60s/90s/120s is optional.
Test
Click Send to test the message sending function.
Event
Open or close the event sending, the events
including external alarm, face detection, perimeter
intrusion detection.
Select and set a new rule if something enters a
designated viewing perimeter.
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Device exception
Open and close the device exceptional sending,
the exception including the device startup, no
hard dick, error hard dick, start recording/stop
recording.
Urgency Degree
The message sending level can be divided into
High/Medium/Low level.
System setting
Your DVR system has a wide variety of settings needed to manage
the device.
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Basic Setting
Video Output
Abnormalities
System Status
Maintenance
Account
DEFAULT GOES HERE
Upgrade GOES Here
RS232
Basic Settings
Your DVR will need some basics settings set up when you turn it on
for the first time:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Basic.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
System Time
Set the HD record system time.
Daylight Saving
Time (DST)
NOTE: Click the Save button to save the
time after setting it.
Enable the function and click Set to enter the local
DST starting and ending time setting.
Date Format
Modify the date display format.
Date Separator
Select the separator for date.
Time Format
24 hour or 12 hour display mode.
Time Zone
Select the time zone.
Language
Select the language (different models have different
language choices).
Auto Logout
Set menu stand-by time from 0-60 min. 0 minutes
means no standby. If you set a time, the system will
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logout automatically after this period time and user
need to login again.
DVR No.
Used for a remote control or keyboard control
multiple devices. Please click Add button on remote
control and input the corresponding DVR number to
operate.
Video Standard
PAL/NTSC (must keep the same with the front-end
camera).
Startup Wizard
Enable switch, for enabling or disabling the startup
wizard interface.
Device Name
Used together with Push. Displays this device name
in the alarm message received in iPhone.
Channel mode
The selection of local channels and network
channels.
Channel mode introduces the device recording ability under different
modes. Real recording ability needs refer to the detailed device
specification.
Video Output Settings
You can adjust the video output of the DVR.
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GUI Display Tab Settings
Output Configuration Tab Settings
Tour Configuration Tab Settings
GUI Display Tab Settings
You can adjust the information shown in the video feed:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
GUI.
2. Select the desired settings below.
1. Select hybrid or DVR mode according the menu prompt and
save.
2. Reboot the device after channel mode modification.
Field/Button
Description
Menu
Adjust menu transparency, four degrees.
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Transparency
Time display
Enable switch for time displayed in live view.
Channel display
Enable switch for channel name displayed in live
view.
Output Configuration Tab Settings
You can adjust the video quality:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Display Output.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
scope of the monitor. In HDMI&VGA mode, a user
can only adjust the monitor hue, brightness, contrast
and saturation.
Resolution
Select the VGA output resolution and refresh rate.
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1024×720 @60Hz
1024×768 @60Hz
1280×1024 @60Hz
1366×768 @60Hz
1920×1080 @60Hz
Tour Configuration Tab Settings
You can adjust to take a tour of your video feeds either by
importance of feeds or geographic placement:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Tour.
2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Field/Button
Description
Display
CVBS/HDMI&VGA
In the CVBS mode, a user can adjust the monitor or
TV hue, brightness, contrast and saturation. You can
also adjust the right TV output area when the
displayed image is does not fill or goes beyond the
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Field/Button
Description
Enable Tour
Enable switch.
Interval
Tour interval time is 5 to 120s.
View
It includes single screen, four-, nine-, and sixteenscreen.
Motion Tour
Sets the motion detection tour mode.
Alarm Tour
Sets the alarm tour mode.
Abnormalities
See Abnormal Equipment Event on page 26.
System Status
You can see the status of the DVR:
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Stream Statistics
Online Users
Stream Statistics
Field/Button
Stream statistics Provide capacity size of video files for reference,
stream statistics for each channel, waveform
display.
You can see the network stream statistics:
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Info ˃ System ˃ BPS.
2. Click Next for other channels.
Description
NOTE: This statistic is an estimate only for
your reference.
Online Users
You can monitor to see who is online monitoring the DVR channels:
1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Info > System > Online
User.
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Field/Button
Description
Online user
Online users can view the current status,
disconnect and shielding.
Maintenance
You can monitor for maintenance tasks such as system logs.
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Log Tab Settings
Auto Maintain Tab Settings
Log Tab Settings
Log information can be divided into system operation, configuration
operation, data management, alarm event, record operation, user
management, log clear, file operations.
To select the type and time of the query,
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Maintenance ˃ Log.
2. Press the Find button, the system displays the log records in a
list.
3. Click the Backup button export backup logging onto your
computer.
4. Click the Clear button, the system will remove all types of log
files.
Auto M aintain Tab Settings
This reboots your DVR at a specified interval.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Maintain.
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2. Select the desired settings below.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
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Field/Button
Description
Auto maintain
Set the desired day and time for rebooting your
DVR.
Account Management
Basic considerations for user management:
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The following user names and user group names, etc.,
character and length consisting up to six bytes, the invalid
string is trailing spaces. Legal characters: letters, numbers,
underscores, minus sign, point, other characters are not
allowed to use.
The number of users and groups is not limited. User Groups
can be increased or deleted according to user-defined.
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The factory settings are user \ admin two groups. Users can
set their own related group; the group of users can be freely
re-assigned permissions to the group permissions.
User management using two methods of user and group.
Group name and the user name cannot be the same. Each
user must belong to a group. A user can belong to only one
group.
There are three users:
o Admin
o User
o Hidden default initialization
The factory passwords for first two are 123456. Admin default
user permissions are high at the factory, and the factory
default user is a low privileged user, only for monitoring,
playback.
Hidden default: This user type is for internal use and cannot
be deleted. When the system is in no user is logged state, the
system will automatically log in with this account. Users can
modify these account permissions to do what free login can
do.
1. Enter to the menu interface of increase user.
2. Enter your user name and password.
3. Select belongs to which group.
4. Select whether to reuse this user. Reuse means that
the account can be used simultaneously; multiple
clients can use the account.
Once the group has been selected, the user's permissions are
only a subset of the group, not the properties of the group.
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modified password.
The password can have 1-6 characters. Beginning
and ending spaces are invalid password. You can
have a space in the middle.
Users that have User Account Control permission
can change their own passwords and can also
modify other users' passwords.
Restoring Default Settings
To change settings back to their default:
Field/Button
Description
Add User
Increases users within the group and settings user
access control.
Modify User
Modify the user and settings user access control.
Add Group
Add group and set group access control.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Enter the group name.
Select 83 access control.
Left click mouse button to confirm.
Save the new user group.
Modify Group
To modify the group attribute which already exists
Modify
Password
To modify the password of user account:
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Default.
2. Select the desired settings that you want to return to defaults.
3. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Select the user.
Enter the old password.
Enter the new password and confirm.
Click the Confirm button to save the
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Field/Button
Description
Default
System back to the default configuration factory
state (specific items recovered optional).
CAUTION: Menu color, language, time
and date format, video format, IP
address, user accounts and so on will
not be restored.
Configuring the RS232 Devices
You can connect other devices using the RS232 serial connections:
4. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
RS232.
5. Select the desired settings below.
6. Click Apply to apply or OK to apply/return to the main menu.
Upgrading the Firmware
You can upgrade your DVR software:
1. Navigate to Main Menu > Configuration ˃ System ˃
Upgrade.
2. Insert a USB storage device with the software upgrade.
3. Click Start.
CAUTION: System upgrades may cause the
DVR to not start properly. Only update with
the guidance of the company's technical
staff.
Field/Button
Description
Function
Select the appropriate serial protocol.
Regular
Used to update firmware and adjust.
Keyboard
Used specialized keyboard to control the device by
serial port.
Transparent
serial port
Used to transmit serial port data transparently.
Net keyboard
Use specialized keyboard to control the device
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through network.
PTZ
Connect with matrix.
Baud rate
NOTE: Some models do not have RS-232
serial port. Refer to the data sheet.
Select the relative length of baud rate.
Data Bits
Default: 8.
Stop Bits
Default: 1.
Parity
Default: None.
Toolbar Presets
You can adjust the toolbar settings:
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Chapter 7: WEB Access
WEB Operation
You can access your DVR from the web, whether PC, Android, or
iPhone platform.
Network Connection
Check the LED lights on front panel on the DVR. If it lit, this indicates
a connection; otherwise there is a connection error.
Set IP, subnet mask and gateway for computer and DVR. Please
assign the same segment IP address without router, need to set the
appropriate subnet mask and gateway with router.
For details of DVR network configuration, navigate to Main Menu
Configuration > Network Setting.
Ensure the IP is correct and check whether the DVR is on the network
by using the Windows command ping.
Install ActiveX: Right click and choose install. If installation is blocked
by Windows, please add the IP as a trusted site or lower your web
browser security settings to allow this.
The following screen will open when you input your username,
password and click Login. Click Exit to quit.
The control installation and the user login logout
Users can remote access to DVR by a web browser, assuming you
have a correct network configuration.
The following interface will pop up when you access the IP address in
your web browser.
If this does not display, check your browser settings to see if the Will
be displayed in Compatibility View option is checked on all websites.
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window.
The Web Operations Interface
After log in using the internet, the preview interface will display.
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8
3
3
Surveillance
window
Change window layout. If you select a video
input screen, it will have a light green
border.
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Image color &
other saturation
Image color: modify brightness, contrast.
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PTZ control
PTZ control menu
6
Menu
System configuration, record search, alarm
setting, exit, etc.
Other: set capture path, record download
path and reboot.
The Real-time Monitoring
In the WEB interface, select the focus window in live window, the
focus window has a light blue border.
From the left channel column select channel, as shown in the
following screen.
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4
10
11
5
Click on Area 2 in upper right corner can choose open / close the
channel of the main stream or secondary stream, shows the current
DVR's IP and rate information.
No.
Name
Description
1
Channel
Channel selection
2
Function key
Local playback: playback local record.
Lower left corner shows the current video channel name.
Open all: play live views in surveillance
Upper right corner shows the current video time information.
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Set protocol (see Setting > PTZ)
Click
(Lower left corner of the display
window) to switch between single screen and multi-screen.
Control PTZ direction, step size, zoom, IRIS, preset, tour, pattern,
border scan, light, wiper, auto pan, etc.
Lower right corner of the display window is function keys, as the
following interface. Refer to area zoom, switching multi screens, local
records, capturing and so on.
Step size controls PTZ direction and speed, e.g. step size 8 is moved
faster than step size 1.
Icon
Label
Area zoom
Description
Video images can be enlarged.
Multi-screen
switch
Local record
Sound
Switch from single screen to multi-screen and
vice versa.
Save and record video to a local HDD while in
a live view. Set recording path in
configuration.
Capture of the present channel, set the path in
other.
Turn on/off sound.
Off video
Turn off the focus window video.
Capture
PTZ Control
You can adjust the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) remotely.
Eight direction rotations: up, down, right, left, up-left, up-right, lower
left, lower right.
Border scan
1. Select the camera line scan of the left/right margin by
direction button, and
2. Click the Settings button in the left /right margin position to
determine the left border.
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Preset
1. Modify preset position by direction button.
2. Inputting a preset number.
3. Click Add to save.
Tour
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Select Tour.
Point between the first cruise line cruise input box value.
Input numbers in Path and Preset.
Click Add Preset to add one preset in the cruise path.
Repeat to add additional presets.
Click Clear Preset to delete a preset.
Repeat to delete more.
Pattern
1. Click Pattern in order to record an automated pattern.
2. Go back to the PTZ controls in order to modify the zoom,
focus and IRIS, etc.
3. Stop recording in Pattern setting to save the pattern.
AUX
On/off one of AUX.
W iper
On/off wiper under protocol.
Channel
You can make changes to the Channel settings.
1. Access DVR local configuration menu by click System
Setting.
For further details, please see Chapter 6: Configuration on
page 39.
Search Record
You can search for previous recordings:
1. Click Search record to open the search interface (..!.......).
You can search and operate record, alarm, motion, or local
record.
Search Record
1. By selecting the record type, start and end times, and click the
check button, get a list of files on the DVR.
2. Select the appropriate file and download can be played.
Play
1. Double click a search result to play in video window.
2. Control the playing video by the control keys on the bottom.
3. At this point, the bottom of the video window will display the
video control buttons, video playback can be controlled.
4. Download: Select a searched video to download to local. The
download speed and percentage are displayed on the bottom
of the screen.
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Alarm Configuration
About
The web version information is shown here.
You can change your alarm settings:
1. Click the Alarm to enter the alarm setup menu. Users can set
up and operate the alarm mode, as show 5-11.
2. If need warning message displayed and real-time pop up on
the WEB interface. Open the monitor alarm, and select the
appropriate type of alarm.
3. Choose type of alarm on menu, monitor video loss, motion
detection, disk full, disk error, video mask, external alarm.
4. Click Video Pop-up, open the video loss, motion detection,
hard disk full, hard disk failure, video block, video encoder
alarm pop-up linkage.
5. Click prompt to open the prompt. When an alarm occurs in
real-time monitoring will popup alarm window menu.
6. Click Sound Pop-up. You can choose alarm tone prerecorded on the local hard drive when an alarm occurs, tone
file in WAV format.
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Chapter 8: Reference Information
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Alarm link setting
Port Mapping
Voice Intercom
HDD S.M.A.R.T
Hard Disk Problems
HDD Capacity Calculation
Terms and Definitions
Support 10s-300s alarm-delay.
Alarm Link Settings
Linkage Record
Video channel linkage.
The Alarm link settings interface:
Support 10s-300s alarm-delay.
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Alarm Out
Linkage Record
Snapshot
PTZ Linkage
Tour
Show Message
Buzzer
Snapshot
Screenshots through channel linkage as the interface following:
Configure the screenshots snapshot by setting Main Menu >
Configuration > Snapshot setting.
NOTE: If the access channel is the network channel, check to
see if the screenshot function is enabled for the camera.
Alarm Out
Link the device alarm through the interface:
PTZ Linkage
Preset position, cruise, trace by setting the PTZ linkage.
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Preset position, cruise, trace by setting the PTZ configuration. See
PTZ Control on page 12.
Buzzer
Select the buzzer, the buzzer can last 1s-600s.
Port Mapping
Port mapping is mapping a port of outside web host’s IP address to a
machine inside web, and provide the service.
Tour
You can select the round tour channel, when the alarm occurs, select
the single channel to the round tour.
Show Message
You can select the prompt to open the screen, if it occurs alarm, the
preview screen will appear:
When user connects to the port of the IP, the server will automatically
map the request to the corresponding machine inside the LAN. With
this function, we can map many ports of a machine’s IP address to
different machines’ different ports inside network. The port mapping
can also have other special agent functions, like POP, SMTP, Telnet
and so on. Theoretically, it can provide more than sixty thousand
ports. For example, if we want to map a web server which has an IP
address of 192.168.111.10, we just need to input the IP address and
TCP port 80 into the port mapping chart of the router. There are two
ways to map the port:
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UPNP Function Automatic Mapping
Port Mapping Manually
UPNP Function Automatic Mapping
In order to get connection to the embedded DVR through Public
network, we need to set the router to cross the NAT of the embedded
DVR. UPnP can make the NAT cross automatically by the UPnP
agreement of Embedded DVR, and don’t have to set the Router.
NOTE: To use the UPnP Function, there must be Router support
and enable the UPnP Function.
1. Connect the router to the network, go to the Menu of the
Router, set the Router, and enable the UPnP Function. Routers
made by different manufacturers may have some difference,
please refer to the specification carefully before configuring
the router.
2. Connect the Embedded DVR to the router. The configuration
will automatically gain the IP address or static IP. After setting
up the IP, click the Advanced tab. Go to the XXX, ports and
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multicast etc. choose to open the Enable at the UPnP port
mapping.
3. Enter into the router management interface. Detect the port if
there is already a port mapping. If there is, it shows the UPnP
settings are set up.
4. Input the IP address in your web browser, and add port
number of the embedded DVR. For example:
155.157.12.227:81. If you want to enter by the client
software, use the TCP port offered by the outer net.
NOTE: If there are a few embedded DVRs that need to set the
UPnP function, in order to avoid IP conflict, set the ports of
embedded DVR into different ports numbers. Otherwise, it will
choose the embedded DVR port set preceded as the first choice.
Port Mapping Manually
To manually configure the port:
1. Connect the embedded DVR to the Router, set the static IP.
2. Log in router, enter into the configuration menu of Router,
and set the menu. Then go to the port, set the IP distributed
by the Embedded DVR, and set the rule of port mapping, add
HTTP and TCP port into mapping list. Default access ports of
embedded DVR include HTTP port 80 and TCP port 8000, if
the ports are occupied by the other devices, please modify the
default port of the embedded DVR into other vacant ports.
3. Input the public net IP address in the IE, and add the port
number of the embedded DVR you want to access after the
IP. For example: http://155.157.12.227:81. If you want to
access by client software, you can use the outer net TCP port
directly.
NOTE: For detailed configuration settings, please refer to the
router user manual.
Voice Intercom
Embedded DVR Bidirectional Talk: user can talk to remote client
software or Web via DVR audio input and output ports. The user can
listen to voice from Client Software and WEB via DVR audio output
ports.
Two types of bidirectional talk - sharing and standalone - for different
models, exact info please refer to specifications.
Configuration
Local configuration
Connect a microphone to the MIC input port, connect loudspeaker to
the audio output port.
If no standalone MIC input port, please connect microphone to the
number 1 audio input port.
NOTE: Local outputs need an active audio output device.
R em ote PC Configuration
Connect microphone and loudspeaker to computer.
Enable bidirectional talk in IMS software or WEB.
HDD S.M.A.R.T
S.M.A.R.T: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
S.M.A.R.T HDD can analysis head, disc, motor, circuit operation,
history and default security values via monitor instruction in HDD and
surveillance software in host. Alarm will be sent to user automatically
when the value is outside the scope of the security situation.
Detection parameters of Seagate HDD for example are divided into
seven: ID detection code, Attribute Description, Threshold, Attribute
Value, Worst, Date, and Status.
1. ID detection code.
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ID detection code is not the only; manufacturer can use different ID
code or increase or decrease its quantity according to the detected
parameter’s quantity.
For example: the ID detection code of WEASTERN DIGITAL’s product
is 04, parameter is Start/Stop Count, but the parameter of same code
in Fujitsu’s product is Number of times the spindle motor is activated.
2. Attribute Description
Attribute Description: Name of detection item. Manufacturer can
increase or decrease.
Because the ATA standard is updated constantly, sometimes different
models in same brand maybe different, but must ensure major test
items specified in S.M.A.R.T. (although different manufacturers have
specific naming convention , the essence of monitoring is the same.)
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1 Read Error Rate
2 Spin up Time
4 Start/Stop Count
5 Relocated Sector Count
7 Seek Error Rate
9 Power-on Hours Count
10 Spin up Retry Count
194 Power temperatures
195 ECC on the Fly count
197 Current Pending Sector Count
198 Disconnection beyond repair
199 CRC cyclic redundancy check
200 Write Error Count
NOTE: Different manufacturers and different models have
different attribute description, the user has no need to know
exact meaning, attribute detection values enough for them.
It is specified by manufacturer calculated through a specific formula.
If there is a attribute value lower than the threshold, which means
HDD become unreliable and data stored is very easy to lose.
Composition and size of reliable attribute values is different for
different HDD. It should be noted that, ATA standard only provides
some
SMART parameters; it does not provide a specific value. Threshold
value is determined by manufacturers based on products’ features.
Thus, results tested by manufacturer provided detection software is
very different from testing software under Windows (such as
AIDA32).
4. Attribute Value
Attribute value is the maximum normal value; the general range is
from 1 to 253. Typically, the maximum attribute value is 100 (for IBM,
Quantum, and Fujitsu) or 253 (for Samsung). Of course, there are
some exceptions, for example, some models produced by Western
Digital have two different attribute values, and property value is set
200 when initial production, but after then it is changed into 100.
5. Worst
Worst value is the largest non-normal value in HDD’s running. It is a
value calculate for HDD’s cumulative running, it is constantly
refreshed according to running cycle, and very closed to the
threshold. Whether the HDD is normal by S.M.A.R.T analysis is based
on the comparison with threshold. The maximum value appears when
new HDD start to use, which would continue to decrease with the
everyday use or error happen. Consequently, larger attribute values
mean better quality and higher reliability; smaller values mean more
possibility of failure increases.
6. Dates
3. Threshold
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Actual values of HDD’s detection items, many items are cumulative
values.
7. Status
It is current statues of HDD’s every attribute after analyzing and
comparing above attribute values by S.M.A.R.T, also is important
information to judge HDD healthy or not.
How to detect WDC HDD
1. Go to www.wdc.com.
2. Choose WD support / download / SATA&SAS / WD Caviar /
GP.
3. Download software as Diagram 9-2 WD Download.
There are three statuses: Normal, Alarm and Error----which is closely
related with Pre-failure/advisory BIT.
Hard Disk Problems
Use the Detection Tool provided by the HDD manufacturer to detect
the Function of HDD to solve data problem.
We recommend Seagate and Western Digital.
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How to detect Seagate HDD
How to detect WDC HDD
4. Click to detect the hard disk after downloading.
5. Double click hard desk in device list, as Diagram 9-3 WD
Detection
How to detect Seagate HDD
1. Go to www.seagate.com.
2. Click Support & Downloads.
3. Choose Seagate Tools.
4. Download the tool, as Diagram 9-1.
5. Double-click to install downloaded file, click installed file to
detect the HDD information on PC.
6. Choose the HDD for detection (other manufacturer’s hard disk
suitable too).
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HDD Capacity Calculation
This sections provides the formulas that will help you understand
what size of hard drive you need or how many hours of recordings
your hard drive can store.
R eference of HDD Capacity Calculation
The first time install DVR, please check if the HDD has installed.
The Capacity of the HDD
There is no limitation of capacity of single HDD to DVR, please choose
the HDD according to the desired save time.
The Choice of the Capacity
192k
84M
512k
225M
1.50M
675M
224k
98M
640k
281M
1.75M
787M
256k
112M
768k
337M
2.00M
900M
File size is more unpredictable when using VBR style. Refer to the real
size of recording file.
Terms and Definitions
Dualstream
One high bit rate stream for the local HD store,
CIF/CIF/2CIF/DCIF/4CIF coding, other low bit rate stream
for network transmission, such as QCIF / CIF coding,
I Frame
Intra frame image, remove redundant information to
compress the transmittal data, also called key frames.
B Frame
According to time redundant of the source image
sequence previously encoded frame and account the
source image after the encoded frame to compress
transmittal data, also known as bi-directional prediction
frame.
P Frame
According to image frame lower than the previous ’time
redundant to compress transmittal data, also called
predicted frames.
Wide
Dynamic
Bright parts and dark parts in particular can be seen very
clearly at the same time. Wide dynamic range is a ratio
between the brightest luminance signal value and the
darkest value.
SMART
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. Now
widely used in hard disk data security technology,
monitoring system analysis Motor, circuit, HDD and disk
head when HDD working, warn when abnormality,
The formula of HDD Capacity:
ℎ   =
  ℎ ℎ ∗   (ℎ) ∗
      ℎ (/ℎ)
Similarly, we can have the formula of recording time:
  (ℎ)
   ()
=
    (/ℎ) ∗   ℎ
NOTE: 1GB=1000MB, not 1GiB=1024MiB, so HDD capacity
shown in the Base Configuration under HDD Management is less
than marked.
File size per hour (CBR).
Table 3: Record file size
Bit Rate
File
Bit Rate
File
Bit Rate
File
96k
42M
320k
140M
896k
393M
128k
56M
384k
168M
1.00M
450M
160k
70M
448k
196M
1.25M
562M
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sometimes will automatically slow down and back up data.
CVBS
Composite Video Broadcast Signal, consists of luminance
and color signal from the composite baseband signal.
BNC
Coaxial cable connector, composite video signals or audio
signals, commonly use 75 ohm connectors. BNC welding
and should pay attention to weld strength and remove
burrs, or the signal wire and shield’s contact will lead to a
substantial attenuation of signal strength.
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Chapter 9: Troubleshooting
DVR startup failure or continuously reboot
Possible reasons:
1. The system has been damaged from a bad DVR update.
2. There is a problem with the DVR main board error, please
contact supplier.
3. There is an HDD error. Replace faulty HDD.
R em ote control does not w ork
Possible reasons:
1. Check for batteries in remote control, especially positive and
Negative.
2. Check for batteries’ power.
3. Check if remote receiver is obscured.
4. Check if DVR address corresponds to the remote address.
DVR cannot control PTZ
Possible reasons:
1. RS-485 cable connection error, A, B ports are inversely
connected;
2. PTZ decoder, protocol, baud rate, address are incorrect;
3. Parallel connect a 120O resistance to resolve signal reflex
caused by too many PTZs on the line.
4. The RS-485 on the DVR is defective.
Blurred screen in preview m ode
Possible reasons:
Please ensure your cameras match your video format selected in the
General menu. E.g. camera is NTSC standard but the DVR is PAL
standard, the preview would be blurred.
Blurred screen in playback m ode or failure to playback
records
Possible reasons:
1. Procedure error, reboot the DVR.
2. HDD error, test or change out the HDD.
3. DVR hardware failure, contact your local supplier.
Fail to connect DVR through netw ork
Possible reasons:
1. Check the physical network connection is correct.
2. Check the DVR network configuration parameters.
3. Check whether IP conflicts exist in network.
Dow nload records can’t be played
Possible reasons:
1. Player installation error.
2. The USB or HDD device has an error.
3. Do not install graphic software later than DX8.1.
Internet Ex plore Crash
Possible reasons:
Memory protection set. To deselect:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
Open your web browser.
Click the Tools.
Click Internet Options.
Click Advanced.
Scroll down and deselect Enable memory protection to
help mitigate online attacks.
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