NVR User Manual
For H.264 8/16/32-channel network video recorder
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CAUTION
 Please read this user manual carefully to ensure that you can use the device correctly and
safely.
 There may be several technically incorrect places or printing errors in this manual. The
updates will be added into the new version of this manual. The contents of this manual are
subject to change without notice.
 This device should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. The voltage of the power must be verified before using the same. Kindly remove the
cables from the power source if the device is not to be used for a long period of time.
 Do not install this device near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or
other devices that produce heat.
 Do not install this device near water. Clean only with a dry cloth.
 Do not block any ventilation openings and ensure proper ventilation around the machine.
 Do not power off the NVR at normal recording condition. The correct operation to shut
down the NVR is to first stop recording and then use “shut-down” button from the menu, and
finally switch off the main power.
 This machine is for indoor use only. Do not expose the machine in rain or moist
environment. In case any solid or liquid get inside the machine’s case, please turn off the device
immediately and get it checked by a qualified technician.
 Do not try to repair the device by yourself without technical aid or approval.
 When this product is in use, the relevant contents of Microsoft, Apple and Google will be
involved in. The pictures and screenshots in this manual are only used to explain the usage of
our product. The ownerships of trademarks, logos and other intellectual properties related to
Microsoft, Apple and Google shall belong to the above-mentioned companies.
 This manual is suitable for 8/16/32-channel network video recorders. All examples and
pictures used in the manual are from 16-channel NVR.
Contents
1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
1.1 NVR Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
1.2 Main Features .............................................................................................................................. 1
2 Hardware Installation ............................................................................................................... 3
2.1 Install Hard Drive &DVD Writer ................................................................................................. 3
2.1.1 Install Hard Drive .................................................................................................................. 3
2.1.2 Install DVD Writer ................................................................................................................ 3
2.2 Front Panel Descriptions .............................................................................................................. 4
2.3 Rear Panel Instructions ................................................................................................................ 5
2.4 Connections ................................................................................................................................. 5
2.5 Remote Controller ........................................................................................................................ 6
2.6 Connect with Mouse .................................................................................................................... 7
2.6.1 Connect Mouse ...................................................................................................................... 7
2.6.2 Use Mouse ............................................................................................................................. 7
3 Basic Function Instruction ........................................................................................................ 9
3.1 Startup and Shutdown .................................................................................................................. 9
3.1.1 Startup.................................................................................................................................... 9
3.1.2 Shutdown ............................................................................................................................... 9
3.2 Login ............................................................................................................................................ 9
3.3 Live preview .............................................................................................................................. 10
3.4 Live playback ............................................................................................................................. 10
4
Add IP Cameras ........................................................................................................................11
5 Main Menu Setup Guide ......................................................................................................... 14
5.1 Basic configuration .................................................................................................................... 15
5.1.1 System ................................................................................................................................. 15
5.1.2 Date & Time ........................................................................................................................ 16
5.1.3 DST ..................................................................................................................................... 16
5.2 Live Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 17
5.2.1 Live ...................................................................................................................................... 17
5.2.2 Main Monitor....................................................................................................................... 18
5.2.3 Mask .................................................................................................................................... 18
5.3 Record Configuration ................................................................................................................. 19
5.3.1 Enable .................................................................................................................................. 19
5.3.2 Record Bitrate ...................................................................................................................... 20
5.3.3 Time ..................................................................................................................................... 20
5.3.4 Stamp ................................................................................................................................... 21
5.3.5 Recycle Record .................................................................................................................... 22
5.3.6 Snap ..................................................................................................................................... 22
5.4 Schedule Configuration.............................................................................................................. 22
5.4.1 Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 22
5.4.2 Motion Schedule .................................................................................................................. 23
5.4.3 Sensor Schedule ................................................................................................................... 23
5.5 Alarm Configuration .................................................................................................................. 24
5.5.1 Sensor Alarm ....................................................................................................................... 24
5.5.2 Motion Alarm ...................................................................................................................... 26
5.5.3 Other Alarm ......................................................................................................................... 27
5.5.4 Alarm Out ............................................................................................................................ 27
5.6 Network Configuration .............................................................................................................. 28
5.6.1 Network ............................................................................................................................... 28
5.6.2 Email ................................................................................................................................... 29
5.6.3 Server ................................................................................................................................... 30
5.6.4 NAT ..................................................................................................................................... 30
5.6.5 Other Settings ...................................................................................................................... 31
5.7 User Management Configuration ............................................................................................... 33
5.8 Advanced ................................................................................................................................... 35
5.8.1 Reset .................................................................................................................................... 35
5.8.2 Import/Export ...................................................................................................................... 35
5.8.3 Block/Allow List ................................................................................................................. 35
6 Search, Playback & Backup .................................................................................................... 36
6.1 Time Search ............................................................................................................................... 36
6.2 Event Search .............................................................................................................................. 36
6.3 File Management ....................................................................................................................... 37
6.4 Search by Image ......................................................................................................................... 38
6.5 Backup ....................................................................................................................................... 38
7 Manage NVR ............................................................................................................................ 40
7.1 Check System Information ......................................................................................................... 40
7.1.1 System Information ............................................................................................................. 40
7.1.2 Event Information ................................................................................................................ 40
7.1.3 Log Information ................................................................................................................... 40
7.1.4 Network Information ........................................................................................................... 40
7.1.5 Online Information .............................................................................................................. 40
7.1.6 Record Information .............................................................................................................. 40
7.1.7 QRCODE ............................................................................................................................. 40
7.2 Manual Alarm ............................................................................................................................ 41
7.3 Disk Management ...................................................................................................................... 41
7.4 Upgrade...................................................................................................................................... 42
7.5 Logoff ........................................................................................................................................ 42
8 Remote Surveillance ................................................................................................................ 43
8.1 IE Remote Surveillance by NAT ................................................................................................ 43
8.1.1 NAT Settings........................................................................................................................ 43
8.1.2 NAT Access ......................................................................................................................... 43
8.2 IE Remote Surveillance via LAN & WAN ................................................................................. 43
8.2.1 Via LAN .............................................................................................................................. 44
8.2.2 Via WAN.............................................................................................................................. 44
8.3 Remote Surveillance through Apple PC ..................................................................................... 45
8.3.1 Via LAN .............................................................................................................................. 45
8.3.2 Via WAN.............................................................................................................................. 47
8.4 Remote Preview ......................................................................................................................... 47
8.5 Remote Playback & Backup ...................................................................................................... 49
8.5.1 Remote Playback ................................................................................................................. 49
8.5.2 Remote Backup.................................................................................................................... 52
8.6 Remote System Configuration ................................................................................................... 53
8.7 Tools........................................................................................................................................... 53
8.8 Remote Information ................................................................................................................... 53
Appendix A FAQ ......................................................................................................................... 55
Appendix B
Calculate Recording Capacity .............................................................................. 59
Appendix C
Compatible Devices ............................................................................................... 60
Appendix D 8-CH Specifications ............................................................................................... 61
Appendix E 16-CH Specifications .............................................................................................. 62
Appendix F 32-CH Specifications .............................................................................................. 63
NVR User Manual
1 Introduction
1.1 NVR Introduction
This series of devices are standard 8/16/32 CH real-time 3MP/1080P/960P/720P/D1 high
resolution NVR, which adopt the most advanced SOC technique to ensure high definition
recording in each channel and realize outstanding robustness of the system. The series of
product support 8/16/32 CH IP input, simultaneous 4 CH playbacks, and HDMI 1080P high
resolution display. All of these features make the device meet different security requirements
of home, financial, commerce, enterprise, transportation and government, etc.
1.2 Main Features
COMPRESSION FORMAT
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Standard H.264 compression with low bit rate and better image quality
LIVE SURVEILLANCE
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Support HDMI/VGA output
Support 3MP/1080P/960P/720P/D1 @ 30fps IP video input
Support channel security by hiding live display
Display the local record state and basic information
Support USB to make full control
RECORD MEDIA
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Support two SATA HDDs to record for a longer time without any limitation
BACKUP
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Support USB devices to backup
Support built-in SATA DVD writer to backup
Support saving recorded files with AVI standard format to a remote computer through
internet
RECORD & PLAYBACK
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Record modes: Manual, Schedule, Motion detection and Sensor alarm recording
Support recycle after HDD full
Resolution, frame rate and picture quality are adjustable
Two record search mode: time search and event search.
Support 4 screen playback simultaneously
Support deleting and locking the recorded files one by one
Support remote playback in Network Client through LAN or internet
ALARM
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Support 4 CH alarm inputs and 1 alarm output
Support schedule for motion detection and sensor alarm
Support pre-recording and post recording
Support linked channels recording once motion or alarm triggered on certain channel
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SECURITY

Customize user right: log search, system setup, two way audio, file management, disk
management, remote login, live view, manual record, and playback
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Support 1 administrator and 63 users
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Support event log recording and checking, events unlimited
NETWORK
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Support TCP/IP, DHCP, PPPoE, DDNS protocol
Support NAT technology
Support IE browser to do remote view
Support QRCODE scanning through mobile phone client
Support setup client connection amount
Support dual stream. Network stream is adjustable independently to fit the network
bandwidth and environment

Support picture snap and color adjustment in remote live
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Support remote time and event search, and channel playback
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Support remote full menu setup, changing all the NVR parameters remotely
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Support mobile surveillance by phones with iPhone & Android OS
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Support CMS/NVMS to manage multi devices on internet
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2 Hardware Installation
Check the unit and the accessories after getting the device. Please don’t power up the unit till
the physical installation is complete.
2.1 Install Hard Drive &DVD Writer
2.1.1 Install Hard Drive
Notice: 1. This series supports two SATA hard drives. Please use the hard drive the
manufacturers recommend specially for security and safe field.
2. Please calculate HDD capacity according to the recording setting. Please
refer to “Appendix B Calculate Recording Capacity”.
①
Loosen the screws to open the cover, and check the HDD’s screw holes.
②
Place the HDDs onto the bottom case and turn over the device to secure the HDDs.
③
Connect the power and data cables and install back the cover.
2.1.2 Install DVD Writer
①
②
③
Loosen the screws to open the top cover of the NVR.
Loosen the screws in the back of the front panel as shown below and then take out the
brace with a triangular mark (if there is no brace, please skip this step).
Put the DVD writer onto the bottom case.
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④
Connect the power and data cables and secure the DVD writer with the screws.
Notice: 1. The writers must be the compatible devices we recommend. Please refer to
“Appendix C Compatible Devices”.
2. This device is only for backup.
2.2 Front Panel Descriptions
Type
Name
Work state
indicator
button
Input
button
IR receiver
USB
Power
The power indicator turns blue when NVR is powered up.
HDD
The light turns blue when HDD is writing and reading.
Net
The light turns blue when it is able to access the network.
Backup
The light turns blue when backing up files and data.
Play
The light turns blue when playing video.
REC
The light turns blue when recording.
Number 1~9
Input number 1~9 or choose camera.
MENU/+
1. Enter menu in live 2. Increase the value in setup.
BACKUP/-
1. Decrease the value in setup 2. Enter backup mode in live.
Input number 0, 10, and the above number together with other
0/10+
Function
Description
digital keys.
Focus
1. Record manually 2. FOCUS function enables at PTZ mode.
Speed
1. Rewind key 2. SPEED function enables at PTZ mode.
IRIS
1. Enter play interface 2. IRIS function enables at PTZ mode.
P.T.Z
1. Fast forward 2. Enter PTZ mode in live.
Direction button
Change direction to select items.
Multi-screen
Change screen display mode like1/4/8 channel.
Enter button
Confirm selection.
IR
For remote controller.
USB port
To connect external USB devices like USB flash, USB HDD
for backup or update firmware; or connect to USB mouse.
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Notice: The front panel descriptions are only for reference; please make the object as
the standard.
2.3 Rear Panel Instructions
The interfaces of the following rear panels are for reference only. Please take the real object as
standard.
Rear Panel for 8/16/32-ch
Name
Description
DC12V
GND
Power input
Grounding
Alarm Out
Relay Output. Connect to external alarm
Alarm in
Alarm Inputs for connecting sensors
Audio in
For two-way talk; connect to active pickup
HDMI port
Connect to high-definition display device
VGA port
VGA output, connect to monitor
USB port
Connect to external USB devices (unavailable for upgrade)
LAN
Network port
Audio out
Audio output, connect to the sound box
RS 485
Connect to keyboard, A is TX+, B is TX-
2.4 Connections

Video Connections
Video Input: Supports 3MP, 1080P, 960P, 720P, D1 @ 30fps input.
Video Output: Supports VGA/HDMI video output. You can connect to monitor through
these video output interfaces simultaneously or independently.

Audio Connections
Audio Input: Connect to microphone, pickup, etc.
Audio Output: Connect to headphone, sound box or other audio output devices.

Alarm Connections
Take 4 CH alarm inputs and 1 CH alarm output for example:
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Alarm Input:
Alarm IN 1~4 are 4 CH alarm input interfaces. There are no type requirements for
sensors. NO type and NC type are both available.
The way to connect sensor and the device is as shown below.
The alarm input is an open/closed relay. If the input is not an open/closed relay, please
refer to the following connection diagram.

Alarm Output:
The way to connect alarm output device:
Pull out the green terminal blocks and loosen the screws in the alarm out port. Then
insert the signal wires of the alarm output devices into the port of NO and COM
separately. Finally, tighten the screws. Provided that the external alarm output devices
need power supply, you can connect the power supply as per the following figures.
2.5 Remote Controller
It uses two AAA size batteries.
 Open the battery cover of the Remote Controller.
 Place batteries. Please take care of the polarity (+ and -).
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
Replace the battery cover.
Key points to check in case the remote doesn’t work.
1. Check batteries polarity and the remaining charge in the batteries.
2. Check IR controller sensor for any masking.
3. Check the ID of the remote with respect to the NVR.
If it still doesn’t work, please try using a good known remote, or contact your dealer.
The interface of remote controller is shown in Remote Controller.
REC
Record manually.
Search
To enter search mode.
MEUN
To enter menu.
Exit
To exit the current interface.
ENTER
To confirm the choice or setup.
Direction
To move cursor in setup.
button
ZOOM
To zoom in.
PIP
To set picture in picture.
To
control
playback.
Play/Pause/Stop/Previous
Section/Next Section/Rewind/Fast Forward.
Multi
To choose multi screen display mode.
Next
To switch between single picture and picture group.
SEQ
To go to auto dwell mode.
Get information about NVR like firmware version,
INFO
HDD information.
Remote Controller
2.6 Connect with Mouse
2.6.1 Connect Mouse
It supports USB mouse through the ports on the rear panel.
If mouse is not detected or doesn’t work, check below steps:
1. Make sure the mouse is plugged in the USB mouse port.
2. Try with a good know mouse.
2.6.2 Use Mouse
During live:
Double-click on any camera window to see the full screen. Double-click again to return to the
previous screen.
Right click to reveal the control menu on the screen. Right click again to hide the menu.
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In Configuration:
Click to enter a particular option. Right click to cancel the option or to return to the previous
menu.
In order to input a value in a particular screen, move cursor to the input box and click. An
input window will appear. It supports digits, alphabets and symbols input. Click “Shift” button
to input Capital letters and symbols; click “Shift” button again to return.
It supports mouse drag. Take setting up motion detection area for example: Click customized,
hold down the left button and drag to set motion detection area.
Digital Numbers and Letters Input Window
In Playback:
Click to choose the options. Right click to return to live mode.
In Backup:
Click to choose the options. Right click to return to previous picture.
In PTZ Control:
Click left button to choose the buttons to control the PTZ. Click right button to return to live.
Note: Mouse is the default tool for all operations unless an exception, as indicated.
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Basic Function Instruction
3.1 Startup and Shutdown
Please make sure all the connections are done properly before you power on the unit. Proper
startup and shutdown are crucial to expanding the life of your NVR.
3.1.1 Startup
①
②
③
Connect with the power.
The device will boot and the power LED would turn blue.
A WIZARD window will pop up and show some information about time zone, time
setup, network configuration, record configuration and disk management. You can set up
here and refer to the concrete setup steps from the corresponding chapters. If you don’t
want to set up Wizard, please click Exit button to exit.
Note: The default output is HDMI output. Hold and press ESC key to switch the
resolution of the video output.
3.1.2 Shutdown
You can shut down the device by using IR remote controller or mouse.
① Go to Main Menu and select “Shut Down” icon. This will take you to a shutdown
window.
② Click OK. Then the unit will power off after a while.
③ Disconnect the power.
3.2 Login
You can login or log off the NVR system. Once logged off you cannot do any other operation
except changing the multi-screen display.
Fig 3-1 Login
Notice: The default user name is admin and the default password is 123456. For
complete operational steps for changing password, adding or deleting user please refer
to section 5.7 User management Configuration.
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3.3 Live preview
Fig 3-2 Live Preview Interface
Symbol
Meaning
Green
Manual record
Yellow
Motion detection record
Red
Sensor Alarm record
Blue
Schedule record
3.4 Live playback
Click Playback
button to playback the record. Refer to Figure 3-3. You can do complete
operation by clicking the buttons on screen.
Fig 3-3 Live Playback
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4
Add IP Cameras
This chapter mainly introduces how to connect multiple IP cameras through NVR. Once you
finish adding IP cameras, you can see the live images through the monitor of the NVR.
To add IP cameras via LAN:
① Please go to Main MenuIP Camera tab. Refer to Fig 4-1. Click “Search” button to
search the devices in the same local network. (The IPC which supports the Onvif
protocol may be added manually.)
Fig 4-1 Device Management
②
Go to the search tab. Click “Refresh” to refresh the searched devices. If the IPC is not in
the same local network, you can select the device and click “Setup” to modify the IP
address of the searched device. Refer to Fig 4-3.
Fig 4-2 Add Devices
Note: If the network of IP cameras and NVR are in LAN, their IP address must be in the
same network segment. For example: If the IP address of NVR is 192.168.11.007, the IP
address of IP camera must be 192.168.11.X.
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Fig 4-3 Modify IP Address
③
Checkmark the searched devices and click “OK” button to return to the previous
interface. Click “Apply” button and then the added devices will be listed in the device
management interface. “Connected” status means connecting the device successfully
and you will see the live image. You may select the added device and click “Setup”
button to modify channel, IP address of the device as shown in Fig 4-5.
Fig 4-4 Search Devices
Fig 4-5 Modify Devices
To add IP cameras via WAN:
① Please go to Main MenuIP Camera tab. Refer to Fig 4-1.
② Click “Add” button to pop up a window as shown in Fig 4-6. You need to check
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“Enable” box, select channel and manufacturer and manually input IP address, server
port, username and password of this device.
Fig 4-6 Add Device
Note: If the NVR and the IP cameras you want to add are in WAN, the IP address of the
IP camera input here must be WAN IP.
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5
Main Menu Setup Guide
Click right mouse or press ESC/Stop button on the front panel to display the main menu toolbar
on the bottom of the screen. Refer to Fig 5-1:
Fig 5-1 Main Menu Toolbar
Click the
icon beside the screen mode to display a channel select dialog.
Screen Mode: You can choose a screen display mode to show the live images.
PIP: Click this button to set PIP. Click this button to choose the bigger picture and then click
the little PIP button beside the word “None” to set the smaller picture. After that, you can see a
picture in picture.
Dwell: Dwell means to display live images from different cameras in a sequence. The images
may be displayed as a single channel or in a grid fashion from different cameras. Dwell mode
is enabled only when the chosen display mode is not able to display all the available cameras.
Color: If this button is enabled, you can adjust the color of live images.
E-Zoom: Single channel large screen electronic amplification.
Audio: Enable sound.
PTZ: Click the PTZ button to control rotation position, speed and auto scan of the PTZ
connected to the IP camera.
Record: Click this button to start/stop recording.
Playback: Click this button to playback the recorded files.
You can click Move Tool button and drag it anywhere with the left mouse to move the main
menu bar anywhere.
Click Main Menu button to pop up a window as Fig 5-2; you can also press MENU button on
the front panel or operate with remote controller to display the main menu. Clicking Setup icon
will pop up the configuration menu.
Fig 5-2 Main Menu
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System Setup
5.1 Basic configuration
Basic configuration includes three sub menus: system, date & time and DST.
5.1.1 System
①
Go to Main MenuSetupBasicSystem. Refer to Fig 5-3.
Fig 5-3 Basic Configuration-Basic
②
In this interface you can set up the device name, device ID, video format, max network
user, VGA resolution and language. The definitions for every parameters display as
below:
Device Name: The name of the device as it may display on the client end or on CMS, this
would help the user to recognize the device remotely.
Device ID: This ID is used to map the NVR and speed dome cameras.
Video Format: Two modes: PAL and NTSC. User can select the video format according to
the cameras being used.
Password Check: If enabled the user would need to input the user name and the password for
performing corresponding operations.
Show System Time: If selected, displays the current time during live monitoring.
Max Online Users: To set the maximum number of concurrent user logins in the NVR.
Show wizard: If selected, the GUI would launch the startup wizard on every boot, allowing
user to do basic setup.
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Video Output: Resolution of live display interface.
Language: To set up the menu language.
Note: After changing the language and video output, the device needs to login again.
Logout After (Minutes): You can set up the screen interval time (30s, 60s, 180s, 300s). If
there is no any operation within the setting period, the device will auto logout and return to the
login interface.
No Image When Logout: If selected, there will be no image showing when logout.
5.1.2 Date & Time
①
Go to Main MenuSetupBasicDate & Time tab. Refer to Fig 5-4.
Fig 5-4 Basic Configuration-Date & Time
②
③
Set the date format, time format, time zone in this interface; checkmark “sync time with
NTP server” to refresh NTP server date. You can adjust system date manually
Click “Apply” button to save the settings.
5.1.3 DST
①
Go to Main MenuSetupBasic DST interface. Refer to Fig 5-5.
Fig 5-5 Basic Configuration-DST
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②
③
In this interface, enable daylight saving time, time offset, mode, start & end month/
week/date, etc.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
5.2 Live Configuration
Live configuration includes three submenus: live, main monitor and mask.
5.2.1 Live
In this interface, you can set up camera name.
To set up camera name:
① Go to Main MenuSetupLiveLive. Refer to Fig 5-6.
Fig 5-6 Live Configuration-Live
②
A software keyboard will pop up by clicking camera name area. Click the letters and (or)
digital numbers on the keyboard to input the name you want to display in live image.
③ Checkmark the camera name in the show name area.
All channels will show the camera name by checking “All” checkbox.
To set up color:
① Click “Setting” button for a particular camera/channel to see a window as below.
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②
In this interface, you can adjust brightness, hue, saturation and contrast in live. Click
“OK” button to save the setting.
5.2.2 Main Monitor
The main monitor settings allow you to set camera sequence in live display mode.
Operate the following steps to set main monitor:
① Go to Main MenuSetupLiveMain Monitor interface. Refer to Fig 5-7.
② Select display mode and channel.
③ Select dwell time. Click
button to set up the dwell time of the previous channel.
④
Click
button to set the dwell time of the latter channel groups.
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
Fig 5-7 Live Configuration-Main Monitor
5.2.3 Mask
If there is something you don’t want to display in the live image. You can set mask. For a
given channel a maximum of three areas can be masked. If the mask function is not available
in the added IP camera, the mask function here will not take effect.
To set up mask area:
① Go to Main MenuSetupLiveMask interface.
Fig 5-8 Live Configuration-Mask
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②
③
④
⑤
Click “Setting” button to go into live image.
Press and drag the left mouse button to set mask area as shown below.
Right click to exit the mask setting interface.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
To delete mask area:
① Click “Setting” button in the mask interface.
② Select a certain masked area and double click to delete that masked area.
③ Then click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Fig 5-9 Setting Mask Area
5.3 Record Configuration
Record configuration includes six sub menus: enable, record bit rate, time, recycle record,
stamp and snap.
Before Configuration, please make sure your NVR has been installed with HDD and has
completed its initialization.
5.3.1 Enable
①
②
③
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordEnable tab. Refer to Fig 5-10.
Checkmark record and audio.
Select All to set up the same settings for all channels.
Fig 5-10 Record Configuration-Enable
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Parameter
Meaning
Record
To enable/disable recording for the channel
Audio
To enable/disable audio recording for the channel
5.3.2 Record Bitrate
①
②
③
④
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordRecord Bitrate. Refer to Fig 5-11.
Set up rate, resolution and max bit stream.
Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Fig 5-11 Record Configuration-Record Bitrate
Parameter
Rate
Resolution
Meaning
Range from: 1-30 (NTSC)/1-25(PAL).
Supports 3MP, 1080P, 960P, 720P, D1. Please select it as per the resolution
your IP camera supports.
Quality
The default quality is higher.
Encode
CBR.
Max bit stream
Range from: 256~12288kbps.
If the value of the parameter is set to exceed the maximum resources of the system, the system
will automatically adjust it.
5.3.3 Time
①
②
③
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordTime interface to set recording time. Refer to Fig
5-12.
Set Pre-alarm record time and post-alarm record time. Select “All” to set the same
settings for all channels.
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
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Fig 5-12 Record Configuration-Time
Pre-alarm Record Time: Set the time in seconds to pre-record before the actual recording
begins.
Post-alarm Record Time: Set the time in seconds to post-record after the actual recording
has finished. Five options: 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 60s, 120s, 180s and 300s.
Expire Time: Set the expiration time for recorded video. If the set date is overdue, the
recorded files will be deleted automatically.
5.3.4 Stamp
This provides an option to enable or disable the Camera Name and the Time stamp on the
video. The user can also choose a position for the stamp on the screen.
To set up stamp as follows:
① Go to Main Menu SetupRecordStamp interface. Refer to Fig 5-13.
Fig 5-13 Record Configuration-Stamp
②
Checkmark camera name and time stamp. Click Setting button to set up the position of
the stamp. You can drag the camera name and time stamp at random positions. Refer to
below Figures.
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Before drag
③
After drag
Select “All” to set up all channels with the same parameters.
5.3.5 Recycle Record
This option is used to recycle the HDD space once it is full. If enabled, the system will
automatically delete the old records and recycle the space if it is completely utilized. The
setting steps are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupRecord Recycle Record interface.
② Checkmark recycle record to activate auto recycling. If the option is disabled or not
selected, the NVR would stop recording once HDD is full.
③ Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
5.3.6 Snap
In this interface, user can set up Resolution, quality, snap interval, snap number.
5.4 Schedule Configuration
Schedule configuration includes three sub menus: schedule, motion and sensor.
5.4.1 Schedule
This tab allows defining schedule for normal recording for seven days of a week, 24 hours of a
day. Every row denotes an hourly timeline for a day. Click the grid to do relevant setup. A
highlighted area denotes selected timeline. Operate the following steps to set schedule:
① Go to Main MenuSetupScheduleSchedule interface. Refer to Fig 5-14.
②
Select channel and click “
” button to add a certain day schedule. Click “
” button
to delete the selected schedule.
If you want to apply the schedule setting of a certain channel to other or all channels, you need
to select channel and click “Copy” button.
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Fig 5-14 Schedule Configuration-Schedule
You can also set week schedule by double clicking in the grinding area. This will take you to
see a dialog box as Fig 5-15.
① Select a day and click “Add” button to schedule start time and end time. Then click
to save.
② Select other days and add schedule or copy settings from one schedule to the others
under the Apply Settings To item.
Fig 5-15 Schedule-Week Schedule
5.4.2 Motion Schedule
This tab allows setting schedule for motion based recording. The setting steps are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupScheduleMotion tab.
② The setup steps for schedule for motion based recording are similar to normal schedule
setup. You can refer to 5.4.1 Schedule for details.
Note: The default schedule of motion based recording is 24 ⅹ7. If you want to activate
motion based recording, you must enable motion alarm and set up schedule for motion
alarm (see Chapter 5.5.2 Motion Alarm for more details).
5.4.3 Sensor Schedule
This tab allows to set schedule for sensor based recording. The setting steps are as follows:
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①
②
Go to Main MenuSetupScheduleSensor interface.
The setup steps for schedule for sensor based recording are similar to normal schedule
setup (see Chapter 5.4.1 Schedule for details).
Note: The default schedule of sensor based recording is 24 ⅹ7. If you want to activate
sensor based recording, you must enable sensor alarm and set up schedule for sensor
alarm (see Chapter 5.5.1 Sensor Alarm for more details).
5.5 Alarm Configuration
Alarm configuration includes four sub menus: sensor, motion, other alarm and alarm out.
5.5.1 Sensor Alarm
Sensor includes three sub menus: basic, alarm handling and schedule.
Operate the following steps to configure sensor alarm:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmSensorBasic tab. Refer to Fig 5-16.
Fig 5-16 Alarm Configuration-Sensor-Sensor
②
③
④
⑤
Enable channels by checking the checkboxes beside the desired channels.
Set the alarm type according to triggered alarm type. Two options: NO and NC.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Go to Alarm Handling tab. Refer to Fig 5-17. Select hold time and then click “Setting”
button to pop up a dialog box as shown in Fig 5-18.
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Fig 5-17 Alarm Configuration-Sensor-Alarm Handling
⑥
Go to alarm tab to select the options to handle alarm.
Fig 5-18 Alarm Handling-Trigger
Buzzer: If selected, the local buzzer would be activated on an alarm.
Show Full Screen: If selected, there will pop up the chosen channel on the monitor on an
alarm trigger.
To Alarm Out: If selected, this would trigger external relay output on an alarm.
Email: If selected, the NVR will send an email alert to the preconfigured email address in
case of a sensor based alarm from the particular input.
Snap: If selected, the system will snap images of the checked channels on an alarm and save
them in the HDD automatically.
⑦
⑧
Go to To Record tab. Select recording channels. It would be recorded in case of an alarm.
Click OK button to save the setting.
Go to Schedule tab. The setting steps for schedule for sensor based alarm are similar to
normal schedule setup. You can refer to 5.4.1 Schedule for details. This step is very
important for sensor alarm. Even if you have enabled the sensor alarm for all channels
and set up the trigger, you will not see the result of sensor alarm if no schedule is added.
If you have set schedule for sensor based recording in the same timeline, recordings can also
be triggered.
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5.5.2 Motion Alarm
Motion includes two sub menus: motion and schedule. The steps to set motion alarm are as
follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmMotionMotion tab. Refer to Fig 5-19.
② Enable motion alarm, set alarm hold time which refers to the time till which the system
will wait for further detection of motion. e.g. If the holding time is set to 10 seconds,
once the system detects a motion, it will go into alarm but would not detect any other
motion alarm (specific to channel) until 10 seconds. If there is other motion detected
during this period it is considered it as continuous movement, otherwise it will be
considered as a single motion.
Fig 5-19 Alarm Configuration-Motion
③
④
The setup steps of motion trigger are similar to “Alarm Handling” (See Chapter 5.5.1
SensorAlarm Handling setting for more details).
After clicking Area button, a dialog box will pop up as Fig 5-20.
Fig 5-20 Motion-Area
⑤
In the Area interface, you can drag slide bar to set the sensitivity value (1-8). The higher
the value is the more sensitive it is to motion. Since the sensitivity is influenced by color
and time (day or night), you can adjust its value according to the practical conditions.
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Left click the grid and drag to delete area. Click
icon to set the whole area as
detection area. Click
icon to clear the set detection area. Click
icon to test the
sensitivity as per the local conditions. Once motion is sensed, it displays a figure icon.
Click
icon, to save the setting. Click
icon to exit the current interface.
Note: Prior to setting motion detection field it is recommended that you click
icon to clear the existing field and set afresh.
⑥
⑦
⑧
Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Go to Schedule tab. The setting steps for schedule for motion based alarm are similar to
normal schedule setup (see Chapter 5.4.1 for more details).
5.5.3 Other Alarm
This tab gives a choice to configure alarm for Disk Full, IP Conflict, the Disconnect event or
Disk Attenuation.
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmOther Alarm. Refer to Fig 5-21.
Fig 5-21 Other Alarm
②
③
Use the dropdown menu and select the event or the alarm.
Check the required trigger options.
If the selected event is “Disk Full”, then use the drop down box for “Disk Shortage Alarm” to
choose a threshold value for remaining HDD space. If the threshold value is reached, the
system will trigger the Disk Full Alarm.
④
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
5.5.4 Alarm Out
Alarm out includes three sub menus: alarm out, schedule and buzzer.
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To set up alarm out:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmAlarm Out. Refer to Fig 5-22.
Fig 5-22 System Configuration-Alarm Out
②
③
Input relay name and select hold time.
Go to Schedule tab. This will go into schedule setup interface. The setting steps for
schedule for alarm out are similar to normal schedule setup (see Chapter 5.4.1 for
details).
This step is very important for alarm out. Even if you have enabled alarm out in the motion
based alarm or sensor based alarm, you will not see the result of alarm out if no schedule is
added here.
To set up buzzer:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmAlarm OutBuzzer.
② Checkmark Buzzer and set buzzer alarm hold time. This would trigger the buzzer when
the system is on an alarm.
5.6 Network Configuration
Network configuration includes five submenus: network, email, server, NAT and other settings.
Network settings must be configured if NVR is used for monitoring over network.
5.6.1 Network
To set up network:
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNetwork tab. Refer to Fig 5-23.
② Set HTTP port. The default HTTP port is 80. If the value is changed, you shall add the
port number when typing IP address in IE address blank. e.g. If HTTP port is set to 82
and IP address is http://192.168.0.25, you should input the following IP address:
http://192.168.0.25:82 into IE browser.
③ Set server port. The default server port is 6036.
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Fig 5-23 Network Configuration-Network
④
Connect internet. There are three ways to connect internet.

If you have a DHCP server running and would like your NVR to automatically obtain an
IP address and other network settings, check the checkbox beside “Obtain an IP address
automatically”. Then the device will distribute IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP
and DNS server.
If you want to configure your own settings, disable “Obtain an IP address automatically”
item and input the IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP and DNS server.
If you connect internet through PPPoE, disable “Obtain an IP address automatically”
item and check PPPoE checkbox and then enter username and password. Once the setup
is completed, your NVR will automatically dial up into your network.


⑤
⑥
Test the effectiveness of the network by clicking “Test” button after you set up the
network.
If the network is well connected, please click “Apply” button to save the setting.
5.6.2 Email
To set up Email:
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkEmail tab. Refer to Fig 5-24.
② Set SMTP Server and port.
Fig 5-24 Network Configuration-Email
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SMTP Server/Port: The name and port number of SMTP server. You can set up SSL check
(such as Gmail) according to actual needs.
③ Set sender’s address and password.
④ Set receiver’s email address and click “Test” button to test the validity of the mailbox.
5.6.3 Server
This function is mainly used for connecting ECMS/NVMS. The setting steps are as follows:
① In the server interface, select “Enable” as shown in the Fig 5-25.
Fig 5-25 Network Configuration-Server
②
③
④
Check the IP address and port of the transfer media server in the ECMS/NVMS. The
default server port for auto report is 2009. If it is modified, please go to the transfer
media interface to check.
Enable the auto report in the ECMS/NVMS when adding a new device. Then self-define
device ID and input the remaining information of the device in the ECMS/NVMS.
Input the above-mentioned server IP, server port and device ID in the server interface.
Then click “Apply” button to save the setting. Now, the ECMS/NVMS system will
automatically connect this device.
5.6.4 NAT
①
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNAT interface. Refer to Fig 5-26.
Fig 5-26 Network Configuration-NAT
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②
③
Enable NAT and input the NAT Server (The default NAT Server is www.autonat.com).
Click “Apply” to save the settings.
5.6.5 Other Settings
If your NVR is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you may set up DDNS to
be used in connection. The setting steps are as follows:
Fig 5-27 Network Configuration-Other Settings
①
②
③
④
⑤
Enable DDNS server.
Select DDNS server.
Enter user name, password and host domain name of the registered website.
Click “Test” button to test the effectiveness of the relevant information.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Note: The domain name selected by user is a banding domain name of NVR. User
should logon the website provided by the server supplier to register a user name and
password and then apply for a domain name online. After the successful application,
user can access the device from the IE client by inputting that domain name.
Enable UPnP: Select UPnP here and then enable UPnP function in your router. Therefore,
there is no need for you to forward LAN IP address and port in the router in connection of
internet. After that, you can check the WAN IP address in the router.

Domain name Registration (Take www.dvrdydns.com for example)
①
Input www.dvrdydns.com in the IE address bar to visit its website. Then click
“Registration” button to register as shown below.
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②
Create domain name.
③
After you successfully request your domain name, you will see your domain in the list.
 NVR Setting
Connect NVR to the Network Client.
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkOther Settings, checkmark DDNS, select
“dvrdydns” at the DDNS Sever pull down list box and input user name and password.
② Go to configuration interface of the router to map the server port and IP address. Click
“Save” button to save the setting.
③ Login IE browser and input registered domain name “http://www.xxx.dvrdydns.com”,
connect to NVR client.
You can also quickly register the domain name in this interface.
① Set the IP address manually in the network tab and then click “Other Settings” tab.
② Check “DDNS”.
③ Select “www.autoddns.com” in DDNS Type column as shown above.
④ Enter the host name at random, like 123.
⑤ Click “Register” to register the domain name. When the successful prompt pops up, it
means you successfully register your domain name.
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If your IP address is not WAN IP address, you should forward your IP address and port in your
router. Then you can use the domain name plus HTTP port to access your device.
DDNS server
Website provided by dynamic domain name supplier. The optional: www.
DDNS server
dvrdydns.com,
www.meibu.com,
www.dyndns.com,
www.autoddns.com,
www.no-ip.com and mintdns type.
User name
User name for log in the website of domain name supplier.
Password
Password for log in the website of domain name supplier.
Host domain
The domain name user registered at the supplier’s website.
Update interval
The interval time of upgrading NVR IP address.
5.7 User Management Configuration
This tab allows you to add normal or advanced users. To add user and set up user authority:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers. Refer to Fig 5-28.
Fig 5-28 User Management Configuration
②
Click Add button to display a dialog box as Fig 5-29.
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Fig 5-29 Add-General
③
④
In General tab, input username, password and select user type. You can also check
“Binding PC MAC Address” and input this address.
Click “OK” to save the setting.
Note: When the default value of binding PC MAC Address is 0, the user is not bound
with the specified computer. If the bind option is used, the user would be able to log
into the NVR only through the specific computer (carrying the MAC address).
⑤
⑥
Select Authority tab and then assign the operation rights for particular user. Refer to Fig
5-30.
Click OK to save the setting.
Fig 5-30 Add User-Authority
To delete user:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to delete and then click “Delete” button.
To modify user:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to modify and then click “Modify” button to do the
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relevant operation.
To change user password:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to change its password and then click “Change
Password” button.
5.8 Advanced
Advanced configuration includes three submenus: reset, import/export and block/allow list.
5.8.1 Reset
Restore the device to the factory default settings.
5.8.2 Import/Export
User can export the data files into mobile storage devices as backup function, and then import
specified data files from mobile storage device to NVR.
5.8.3 Block/Allow List
Fig 5-31 Block/Allow List
Here authorized user can prohibit computer users within a certain IP address range from
accessing to NVR or allow computer users within a certain IP address range to access NVR.
E.g. if an admin user doesn’t want computer users within IP address range from
192.168.000.002 to 192.168.000.004 to access the NVR, he can check block list option, and
then input such IP address range. If it is required that computer users within a certain IP
address range access NVR, they can check Allow List option and then do the required setting.
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6 Search, Playback & Backup
Search configuration includes four submenus: time search, event search, file management and
image.
6.1 Time Search
①
Go to Main MenuSearch Time Search. Refer to Fig 6-1.
Fig 6-1 Search Configuration-Time Search
②
③
④
Select date and channels on the right hand side and press the ‘Search’ button. A date with
highlighted borderline indicates presence of data.
Set the start time by clicking a particular grid or by entering the specific value in the
start time field.
Select the channel display mode and click Play
playback toolbar to control the playback.
button to play record. Use the
To set backup during a certain period in the playback interface:
Select the start time by dragging the slider and click “Cut” icon. Then select the end time and
click this icon again to confirm the record period. Next, click “Backup” icon to backup the
record during this period.
6.2 Event Search
①
Go to Main MenuSearchEvent Search button. Refer to Fig 6-2.
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Fig 6-2 Search Configuration-Event Search
②
③
④
⑤
Select date and channels on the right hand side. A data with highlighted borderline
indicates presence of data.
Checkmark Motion, Sensor or All accordingly.
Click Search button to display the searched event information in the event list box.
Double check a certain record file to playback.
6.3 File Management
①
Go to Main MenuSearchFile Management interface. Refer to Fig 6-3.
Fig 6-3 Search Configuration-File Management
②
Select date and channels. The date with highlighted borderline indicates presence of
data.
③ Click Search button to display the searched files in the file list box.
④ Use “All” button to lock/unlock or delete all files in the file management column.
⑤ Double click an unlocked item to play.
Lock: Select a file and click Lock button to lock this file, after that, that file will not be
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deleted or covered.
Unlock: Select a locked file and click “Lock” button to unlock this file.
Delete: Select an unlocked file and click “Delete” button to delete this file.
6.4 Search by Image
①
②
③
④
Go to Main MenuSearchImage tab.
Select data and channels on the right hand side.
Press “Search” button to search for a recorded image.
Once an alarm image has been identified, the user can double click the image to play
recording.
Fig 6-4 Search Configuration-Image
Lock: Select the image and click “Lock” button to lock this image.
Save: Click “Save” button to copy the image on the HDD.
Save All: Click “Save All” button to copy all images on the HDD.
6.5 Backup
This unit supports backup by built-in SATA DVD Writer with USB Flash. You can also make
backup by IE browser via internet (see section 8.5.2 Remote backup).
① Go to backup configuration. Refer to Fig 6-5.
② Set the start & end time, select channels and click Search button to display the searched
data in the data backup list box.
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Fig 6-5 Backup Configuration
③
Select a required file or checkmark “All” to select all data files. Click Backup button to
display Backup information window.
④
In the backup information interface, you can check the relevant information of backup
files, storage type, save file type, etc. Then click “Start” button to start backup.
Note: If the backup files are saved in DVR format, please check backup player. Only
this player can play these files in DVR format. If the backup files are saved in AVI
format, you can play these files with common media player.
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7 Manage NVR
7.1 Check System Information
Check system information includes seven submenus: system, event, log, network, online user,
record and QRCODE.
7.1.1 System Information
In this interface, user can check the hardware version, MCU version, kernel version, device ID,
etc.
7.1.2 Event Information
In this tab, you can search for events like motion, sensor and video loss. The utility provides
an interface to have a date based and a channel based search. This report can further be saved
on a USB flash drive as an html file using the export button.
7.1.3 Log Information
In this tab, you can search for relevant logs as per the set date and event which includes
operation, setup, playback, backup, search, check information and error. This report can
further be saved on a USB flash drive as an html file using the export button.
7.1.4 Network Information
In this interface, you can check relevant parameters of network.
7.1.5 Online Information
In this tab, you can check the details of the connected online users.
Refresh: refresh the current interface.
Disconnect: Disconnect the online users to access NVR. If this function is used by the admin,
the particular PC will not be able to access the device for five minutes.
7.1.6 Record Information
In this interface, you can check the resolution, ftp and record status including sensor alarm
recording, motion recording, manual recording or schedule recording.
7.1.7 QRCODE
User can quickly access the mobile client by scanning QRCODE. Go to Main
MenuInformationQRCODE tab. Refer to Fig 7-1.
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Fig 7-1 Information Configuration
In this interface, you can scan the QRCODE through the mobile phone. Refer to Fig 7-2.
Fig 7-2 Information Configuration-QRCode
7.2 Manual Alarm
In this interface, user can trigger a manual alarm.
7.3 Disk Management
1.
Format the disk
① Go to disk management tab.
② Click Refresh button to refresh the disk information in the list box.
③ Select a hard disk and click Format button to start format.
Note: Please format the hard disk before recording. If not formatted, it will show the
status of the disk-free space, and total space at the bottom of screen. All recorded files in
the hard disk will be lost once it is formatted.
2.
Advanced
User may check model, S/N, firmware, health status of the disk in this interface. User also can
monitor the temperature, internal circuit, dielectric material of the disk, analysis the potential
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problems of the disk and warn so as to protect its data.
7.4 Upgrade
The NVR can be upgraded by using USB flash drive. Get the upgrading software from your
vendor when there is a new software version.
Upgrade Steps:
① Copy the upgrade software which gets from vendor into the USB storage device.
② Connect the USB flash drive to the USB port.
③ Go to Main MenuUpgrade tab. Then the upgrade software name would be displayed
in the upgrade list box.
④ Select that software and then click “Upgrade” button. It will upgrade automatically.
Note: Please wait for a while when the system reboots. Never cut off power during
upgrading. The original configuration will be reserved after upgrade.
7.5 Logoff
Go to Main MenuLogoff tab. A log off dialogue box will pop up. The device will log off by
clicking “OK” button. If you want to log in again, click Main Menu icon to go to user name
and password to re-login.
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8 Remote Surveillance
8.1 IE Remote Surveillance by NAT
8.1.1 NAT Settings
①
②
③
④
⑤
⑥
The NVR shall be powered on and connected to the network.
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNetwork. You can obtain the IP address, Subnet
Mask and Gateway automatically. You can also manually input them according to the
actual network situation. And the IP address shall be in the same network segment as the
network which is used.
Set the preferred or alternative DNS Server (Please refer to 5.6.1 Network for details).
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNAT tab.
Enable NAT and input the NAT Server (The default NAT Server is www.autonat.com).
Click “Apply” to save the parameters (Please refer to 5.6.4 NAT for details).
8.1.2 NAT Access
After finishing the NAT settings, you can enter the NAT Server on the remote PC (Input
http://www.autonat.com to go to the IE client). If you are the first time to access the NAT, the
network will download the ActiveX automatically.
Note: The WEB client must be in the remote network. It cannot be in the same local
network as that of the NVR; otherwise, access failure will happen. If you cannot
download and install ActiveX, please refer to FAQ Q8.
After installing ActiveX successfully, it will pop up the login box.
Serial No: The MAC address of the NVR (Go to Main MenuInformationNetwork to
check the MAC address of the NVR).
User Name: The login username of NVR. The default username is admin.
Password: The login password of NVR. The default password is 123456.
8.2 IE Remote Surveillance via LAN & WAN
In order to view the NVR from a network it must be connected to a LAN/WAN or internet. The
network setup should be done accordingly. Please refer to 5.6 Network Setup.
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8.2.1 Via LAN
① Go to the NVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork tab to input IP address, Subnet Mask, etc.
If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in both the NVR and the router.
② Enter Record Setup to set network video parameters like resolution, frame rate etc.
③ Open IE on a computer on the same network. Input the IP address of the NVR in IE
address bar and press enter.
④ IE will download ActiveX component automatically. Enter the username and password in
the subsequent window.
Notice: If HTTP port is not 80, add the port number after IP address. For example, set
HTTP port as 82, input IP address like 192.168.0.25:82. User name and password here are
the same with that used on the NVR. The default is admin and 123456.
8.2.2 Via WAN
There are two ways for the NVR to connect to internet.
1. Connect the NVR to internet through router or virtual server
① Go to the NVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork interface to input IP address, Subnet
Mask, etc. If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in both the NVR and router.
② Forward IP address and port number in Virtual Server setup of the router or virtual server.
Configure the firewall to allow accessing the NVR.
Note: Port forwarding settings may be different in different routers and server. Please
refer to the router’s manual for details.
③ Open IE browser, input IP address, or dynamic domain name and enter. If HTTP port is
not 80, add the port number after IP address or domain name.
④ IE will download ActiveX control automatically. Then a window pops up and asks for
user name and password. Input name and password correctly, and enter to view.
Note: If you cannot download and install ActiveX, please refer to FAQ Q8.
2. Connect the NVR to internet through PPPoE directly.
① Go to the NVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork interface to enable PPPoE and then input
user name and password received from your ISP. Next, click “Apply”. The NVR will
connect to the server and would give a confirmation message.
② When accessing the remote interface of NVR, user can input WAN IP to access directly
(user can go to Main MenuInformationNetwork interface to check IP address).
③ If users want to utilize dynamic domain name, please apply for a domain name in a DNS
server supported by the NVR or router. Then add to the NVR.
④ Open IE browser to input WAN IP address or domain name and then enter. If HTTP port is
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not 80, add the port number after IP address or domain name.
8.3 Remote Surveillance through Apple PC
Note: Because the current plug-in version of client end just only supports 32-bit mode, so
the safari browser shall start 32-bit mode. If the browser is the earlier MACOS version,
the default setting is 32-bit mode and the setting can be skipped.
The Setting steps are as follows:
First: Right click safari icon and select “Show in Finder”.
Second: Select ApplicationsRight click “Safari. App”Select “Get Info”.
Third: Select “open in 32- bit mode”.
8.3.1 Via LAN
①
After starting Apple computer, click Apple icon. The following window will pop up.
Please select “System Preferences”  “Internet &Wireless” click “Network”.
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②
Go to Network interface and then click “Ethernet Connected” to check the internet
connection of Apple PC.
③
After acquiring the IP address, Subnet Mask and so on, please go to the NVR’s Main
MenuSetupNetwork interface to manually input IP address, Subnet Mask and
Gateway according to the configuration of PC. The network segment should be the same
as the PC. If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in the NVR and router.
After finishing the above information, users can enter LAN IP and HTTP port in the
Safari browser. For example: input http://192.168.0.100:81(here 192.168.0.100 is LAN
IP of NVR, 81 is the HTTP port of NVR). Click “ ” button, the browser will
download ActiveX control as shown below.
④
⑤
Click
icon and then select the ActiveX control, the welcome interface will be
shown. Click “Continue” “Install” button, the following window will pop up.
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Input the name and password of Apple PC and then click “OK” to install this Active X control.
⑥
After finishing installing the ActiveX control, please quit from the Safari browser. Right
click Safari icon on the desktop and then select “Quit” button to quit the browser. Then
restart Safari browser. Input the IP address and HTTP port to go to the login interface of
NVR.
8.3.2 Via WAN
There are also two ways for NVR to connect to Internet.
1. Connect the NVR to internet through router or virtual server.
① The network setups are the same as step one to step four of point 1 on WAN of IE remote
surveillance.
② Enter WAN IP and HTTP port in the safari browser to install the ActiveX control. Then a
window pops up and asks for user name and password. Input name and password
correctly, and enter to view.
2. Connect the NVR to internet directly.
① The network setups are the same as step one of point 2 on WAN of IE remote
surveillance.
② Enter WAN IP and HTTP port or domain name in the Safari browser to install the Active
control. Then a window pops up and asks for user name and password. Input name and
password correctly, and enter to view.
8.4 Remote Preview
Fig 8-1 Remote Live Preview
Note: 32CH device only supports 16CH remote preview.
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Symbol and function Definitions:
1
Channel indicator
2
Screen display mode
3
Volume
4
Snap
5
Start IE record
6
Start manual record
7
Start Talk
8
Playback
9
Color
10
P.T.Z
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Note: Click
Master/sub stream status
button to record manual and the record file will be saved in user’s PC.
Screen display mode.
Snap pictures:
The system will automatically capture pictures and save those pictures in the computer by
clicking “Snap”
icon. You should set up the path for those pictures in the
ConfigurationLocal configuration.
Color adjustment:
Drag the slide bar to adjust Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation. Click Default to reset
them to original value.
Buttons
Description
Drag the scroll bar to adjust the brightness of channel
Drag the scroll bar to adjust the contrast of channel
Drag the scroll bar to adjust the saturation of channel
Drag the scroll bar to adjust the hue of channel
Click this button to recover the default value of
brightness, contrast, saturation and hue.
Save the adjustment
PTZ control:
Please connect speed dome to the device via RS485 firstly, make sure the protocol of the
speed dome is supported by the device and set the relative parameters manually. User can
control the dome up, down, right, left or stop rotating on Control Center, adjust rotation speed,
Iris and zoom, focus on the dome, and set the presets, etc.
Buttons definition:
Buttons
Description
to rotate the dome upwards.
diagonally up-left.
to rotate the dome downwards.
diagonally down-left
down-down
to rotate the dome
to rotate the dome diagonally up-right
to rotate the dome
to rotate the dome diagonally
to rotate the dome towards left.
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dome towards right
to stop rotating the dome.
Drag the scroll bar to adjust rotating speed of the dome.
'Iris' button. Click
button near 'Iris' button to increase light
of the dome. Click
button near 'Iris' button to decrease light
of the dome.
'Zoom' button. Click
button near 'Zoom' button to zoom in
the locale picture of this camera. Click
button near 'Zoom'
button to zoom out the locale picture of this camera.
'Focus' button. Click
focus. Click
button near 'Focus' button to have long
button near 'Focus' button to have short focus.
Go to the Preset
Select and do auto cruise
Track
Auto scan
Wiper button
Light button
Click the right mouse on the live interface to display a pull-down menu as below.
Stream: The NVR supports master stream and sub stream.
Master stream has higher frame rate, max 25fps (PAL)/30fps
(NTSC) for every channel, but it needs higher network
bandwidth; second stream has low frame rate, max 6fps
(PAL)/7fps (NTSC) for every channel, but it requires low
network bandwidth as compared to the master stream.
Therefore, users can select the stream according to their
bandwidth.
Fig 8-2 Right Key Sub Menu
All to sub stream: Set all channel to master stream or sub stream.
Enable audio: Enable or disable audio.
Full screen: The live preview picture will display in full screen and the tool bar will be hidden;
double click left or click right mouse to return.
Zoom in: Single channel large screen electronic amplification. Click the channel which needs
to be zoomed. Right click to select zoom in button to zoom in the image. Double click or right
click to exit.
8.5 Remote Playback & Backup
8.5.1 Remote Playback
Click
button to go to record playback interface. Refer to Fig 8-3.
Select the record date and channels and double-click the file name in the record file list box.
Then user can play that file and preview the picture.
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Fig 8-3 Play Record File Interface
This NVR supports remote time search, event search and file management.
By Time Search:
① Go to SearchTime search. Refer to Fig 8-4.
Fig 8-4 Time Search Interface
②
③
④
⑤
⑥
The highlight date in the area ②indicates recorded data. Select the date in the area ②and
record channels in area ③.
Click “Search” button. The record data will be displayed in the data information list box.
Set the Start time and display mode in the area ①as required.
Click “Play” button to playback.
Click the relevant buttons in the interface for operation, like FF, pause, change channel
mode, research, etc. Please refer to Fig 8-5.
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Fig 8-5 Time Search Playback
By Event Search:
① Go to SearchEvent Search. Refer to Fig 8-6.
Fig 8-6 Event Search Interface
②
③
④
⑤
Click the highlight date and select record channels.
Checkmark the event type: motion and sensor.
The events will be displayed in the event list box by clicking Search button.
Double-click certain item to playback.
File Management:
① Go to SearchFile management. Refer to Fig 8-7.
② Select highlighted date and channels.
③ Click “Search” button to search the recorded files.
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Fig 8-7 File Management Interface
Lock: Select certain file item in the file list box and then click “Lock” button to lock this file
that cannot be deleted or overlaid.
Unlock: Select a locked file and then click “Unlock” button to unlock this file.
Delete: Select an unlock file and then click “Delete” button to delete this file from file list.
8.5.2 Remote Backup
Click “Backup” button to go to backup interface. Refer to Fig 8-8.
Fig 8-8 Remote Backup Interface
①
②
Select channels, set the start and end time and then click “Search” button to display the
file information in the file list box.
Select backup files and click “Browse” button to set the path. Then click “Backup”
button to start backup. The backup files will be saved on user’s PC.
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8.6 Remote System Configuration
You can do remote setup of the device which includes functions like basic configuration, live
configuration, record configuration, schedule configuration, alarm configuration, network
configuration and user configuration. You should select an option from the menu list on the
left and then set up the relative parameters. Only one user can do configuration setup at a
given point of time. Click Config tab to go to the below interface as Fig 8-9.
Fig 8-9 Remote System Configuration
The sub menu list and the options in every menu are similar to that of the NVR. Please refer to
Main Menu Setup Guide for more details.
8.7 Tools
Click on tool’s tab to access the disk management tool. You can view the status of the HDD,
change/view the read/write properties and can also format the HDD remotely.
8.8 Remote Information
The Info tab provides a web based interface to access the general information pertaining to the
NVR’s settings. It includes five submenus: System, Event, Log, Network and Online users.
The sub menu list and the options in every menu are similar to that of the NVR. Please refer to
System information for more details.
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Fig 8-10 Remote Information Search
Note: There may be slight differences with respect to functions of remote surveillance
between through IE and through Apple PC. Here we only take IE remote access for
example.
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Appendix A FAQ
Q1. Why can’t the NVR turn on even after connecting to the power?
a. The power adapter could have gone bad. Please change a new power adapter.
b. The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the NVR. Please use the power
adaptor supplied along with the NVR.
c. It could be a hardware problem.
Q2. There is no menu displayed and only has live image display, why?
a. Check whether the monitor is connected to the main monitor. The monitor might be
connected to VGA /HDMI port whereas the NVR may be set for output through BNC. Long
press ESC/Stop key to toggle the resolution of the output modes.
Q3. The NVR LED turns on, however there is no output. Why?
a. The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the NVR. Please use the power
adaptor supplied along with the NVR.
b. It could be a wiring issue. Please check the connection for the same.
c. Check the monitor settings.
Q4. Why are no images displayed on few or all the channels of the NVR?
a. It could be a wiring issue. Please check the cable and the ports of the cameras.
b. The problem can also be related to cameras. Please check the same.
c. Please make sure that you have added and enabled the cameras.
Q5. Why can’t I find the HDD?
a. The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the NVR. Please use the power
adaptor supplied along with the NVR.
b. It could be a wiring issue. Please check the power and data cables of the HDD.
c. The HDD could have gone bad. Change a new one.
Q6. The system cannot record, why?
a. Make sure the HDD was formatted prior to use.
b. Maybe the user hasn’t enabled the record function or has done incorrect setup. Please refer
to Record Configuration for more details.
c. Maybe HDD is full and thus the NVR is not able to record. Check HDD information from
Disk management and if required, please enable the recycle function.
d. Check the attributes of the HDD. It might be set to read only mode.
e. The HDD could have gone bad. Please change another one.
Q7. Mouse does not work. How can I do?
a. The mouse should be connected to the USB port at the rear side.
b. After connecting the mouse, allow the NVR to detect the mouse for seconds. If not detected,
try restarting the NVR.
c. The mouse may be incompatible or faulty. Please change a mouse.
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Q8. ActiveX control cannot be downloaded. How can I do?
a. IE browser blocks ActiveX control. Please do setup as per the steps mentioned below.
① Open IE browser. Click Tools-----Internet Options.
② Select Security------Custom Level….Refer to Fig 8-1.
③ Enable all the sub options under “ActiveX controls and plug-ins”. Refer to Fig 8-2.
④ Then click Ok to finish setup.
b. Other plug-ins or anti-virus may block ActiveX. Please disable or do the required settings.
Fig 8-1
Fig 8-2
Q9: NVR displays “please wait…”all the time. Why and how can I do?
a.HDD power cable and data cable may not be well connected. Please check the connections
for HDD.
b. It is also possible that the NVR was forced to stop because HDD has a bad sector and it
may have caused the system to halt. Check with a good known HDD or try formatting the
existing HDD.
Q10: How to input password and numbers in the interface?
Click the password or the input box to pop up a small keyboard. Please select characters to be
input (the initial password is 123456), or you can use the digital keys on the front panel, or the
digital keys on the remote controller.
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Q11: A hard disk is being identified as a new device however it was being used with
another NVR of same model. Should it be formatted prior to use?
It is possible to migrate an HDD from one NVR to another provided that the NVRs are of the
same model and that the HDD being migrated would be used as the sole disk in the new NVR.
However in cases where the new NVR already contains a HDD, the migrated disk being
installed would have to be formatted. In general migrating disks from one NVR to another is
not recommended.
Q12: What is the minimum configuration required for remote monitoring?
PC Module
Parameters
CPU
Intel Celeron 2.4G
Motherboard
Intel 845
HDD
80G
RAM
512M
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce MX440/FX5200
ATIRADEON 7500/X300
OS
Windows 2000(SP4 above) /Windows XP(SP2 above) /VISTA
DirectX
9.0
Q13: How to handle the situation that the codec Control is blocked when downloading in
the VISTA or Win7 system?
This problem can be fixed in two ways:
a. Enter Control PanelUser Account and Family Safety  User Account Control (refer to
Fig 13-1); click Turn User Account on or off. Cancel Use User Account Control (UAC)
to help protect your computer.
b. Right click IE browser (refer to Fig 13-2), select Run as administrator to run browser.
Fig 13-1
Fig 13-2
Q14. How to play the backup file?
a. Insert your USB device where the backup files are saved in the USB port of PC. If your
files are saved in DVR format, you must have already downloaded the backup player box
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before doing backup. Then double click to open your USB disk to find your backup files
b.
and backup player. Double click
icon to install backup player.
After you install it, open this player and click “Open Path” button to open your backup
file. Next, click
play button to play the backup file. Double click the image and
then right click to enable audio. If you save your backup files in AVI format, you can
directly open your file by using the media player which supports this format.
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Appendix B
Calculate Recording Capacity
You can calculate the size of hard disk according to the storage time and NVR recording
settings. The formula is as follows in full frame rate condition. Used space per hour (MB/h) =
Bitrate (kbps) ÷ 8 × 3600 ÷ 1024. The below are the details at different settings.
Resolution
1080P
Frame Rate
30fps (NTSC)
Bit Rate
Image
(kbps)
Used Space(MB/h)
Highest
12M
5400
higher
9M
4050
Medium
7M
3150
Low
6M
2700
Lower
4M
1800
Lowest
1.5M
675
The calculation format is: Total Recording capacity = Used space per hour (MB/h)
(coverage rate of hard disk) × recording time (hour) × channel numbers
For instance, one customer sets resolution to1080P, frame rate to 30fps, bitrate to 1.5M and
enables total 4 channels. He wants the unit to record continuously in a month. Below is the
calculation:
Total Recoding capacity = 675 (mb/h) × 24(hours/day) × 30(days) × 4 (channels) =
1944000 (MB) ≈ 1898(GB)
Therefore, customers just install two SATA HDDs with 1000GB to record for one month .
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Appendix C
1.
Compatible Devices
Compatible USB drive after test.
Brand
Capacity
SSK
2GB
Netac
4GB
Kingston
2GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
Aigo
2GB
Smatter vider
1GB
SanDisk
4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
2. Compatible SATA CD/DVD writers after test.
Brand
Model
TECLAST
GH22NP20/TL-22XD
BENQ
DW220S-0K4
LITEON
DH—20A6S01C
LITEON
DH-20A4P02C
SAMSUNG
TS-H653B
3. Compatible HDD list.
Brand
Capacity
Seagate Barracuda
80G/160G/250G/320G /1.5T/2TB/3TB
Seagate SV35.3
1T
Seagate Pipeline HD.2
500G
Maxtor Diamondmax
160G
HITACHI Deskstar
80G/160G
Western Digital
160G/250G/320G /1.5T/2TB/3TB
Samsung HD161HJ
160G
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Appendix D
8-CH Specifications
Compression Format
H.264
Video Output
VGA × 1; HDMI × 1
IP Input
8CH 3MP/1080P/960P/720P/D1@ 30fps
HDMI/VGA Resolution
1080P/1280 × 1024/1024 × 768/800 × 600
Record Resolution
3MP, 1080P, 960P, 720P, D1
Audio Input
RCA × 1
Audio Output
RCA × 1
Alarm Input
4 CH or IPC 8 CH
Alarm Output
1CH
Record Mode
Manual / Sensor /Timer / Motion detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Common Network Port
RJ45 × 1
Communication Interface
RS485, USB3.0 × 1, USB2.0 × 1 (one for backup, another for
USB mouse)
Disk Info
SATA × 1 + DVD-RW × 1 or SATA × 2
Remote Controller
Yes
Power Supply
DC12V
Power Consumption
<10W(without HDD)
Temperature
-10℃-55℃
Humidity
10%-90%
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Appendix E
16-CH Specifications
Compression Format
H.264
Video Output
VGA × 1; HDMI × 1
IP Input
16CH 3MP/1080P/960P/720P/D1@30fps
HDMI/VGA Resolution
1080P/1280 × 1024/1024 × 768/800 × 600
Record Resolution
3MP, 1080P, 960P, 720P, D1
Audio Input
RCA × 1
Audio Output
RCA × 1
Alarm Input
4 CH or IPC 16 CH
Alarm Output
1CH
Record Mode
Manual / Sensor /Timer / Motion detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Common Network Port
RJ45 × 1
Communication Interface
RS485, USB3.0 × 1, USB2.0 × 1 (one for backup, another for
USB mouse)
Disk Info
SATA × 1 + DVD-RW × 1 or SATA × 2
Remote Controller
Yes
Power Supply
DC12V
Power Consumption
<10W(without HDD)
Temperature
-10℃-55℃
Humidity
10%-90%
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Appendix F 32-CH Specifications
Compression Format
H.264
Video Output
VGA × 1; HDMI × 1
IP Input
32CH 3MP/1080P/960P/720P/D1@30fps
HDMI/VGA Resolution
1080P/1280 × 1024/1024 × 768/800 × 600
Record Resolution
3MP, 1080P, 960P, 720P, D1
Audio Input
RCA × 1
Audio Output
RCA × 1
Alarm Input
4 CH or IPC 32 CH
Alarm Output
1CH
Record Mode
Manual / Sensor /Timer / Motion detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Common Network Port
RJ45 × 1
Communication Interface
RS485, USB3.0 × 1, USB2.0 × 1 (one for backup, another for
USB mouse)
Disk Info
SATA × 1 + DVD-RW × 1 or SATA × 2
Remote Controller
Yes
Power Supply
DC12V
Power Consumption
<10W(without HDD)
Temperature
-10℃-55℃
Humidity
10%-90%
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