INDEX
1. DVR Features....................................................................... 1
2. Layout
2.1
2.2
2.3
Front Panel............................................................................................... 1
Rear Panel ................................................................................................ 2
Remote Control ..................................................................................... 2
3. Installation
3.1
3.2
3.3
Installing the Hard Drive.................................................................. 3
Connecting Camera and Monitor ................................................. 3
Connecting Power Supply…………………………..…..3
4. System Boot
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Detecting Installed Hard Drive ..................................................... 4
Recovering Lost Data ........................................................................ 4
Restore Recording Feature .............................................................. 4
Main Screen ............................................................................................ 5
5. DVR Setup
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
Setup Menu ............................................................................................. 5
Camera Select ........................................................................................ 6
Record Select ......................................................................................... 6
Resolution ................................................................................................ 7
Record Frame Rate .............................................................................. 7
Record Quality ...................................................................................... 8
Schedule Set............................................................................................ 8
Miscellaneous Menu - Auto Record................................ 9
Miscellaneous Menu - Password Enable......................... 9
5.10 Miscellaneous Menu – Change Password....................... 9
5.11 Miscellaneous Menu - Color Set..................................... 9
5.12 Miscellaneous Menu - Time Set.................................... 10
5.13 Hard Disk Setup..................................................................................10
5.14 Motion Setup ........................................................................................11
5.15 Video Mode ...........................................................................................12
5.16 Factory Reset ........................................................................................12
6. Recording
6.1
Start Recording ....................................................................................12
6.2
Stop Recording ....................................................................................13
6.3
Recording Time on Hard Drive ..................................................13
7. Playback.............................................................................. 14
8. USB Programming............................................................. 15
8.1
PC Viewer Program........................................................ 15
8.2
Program Buttons ............................................................ 15
8.3
PC Backup ..............................................................................................16
9. Specifications...................................................................... 17
10. Appendix
10.1 System Connection Diagram......................................... 18
10.2 DVR Accessories (included) ......................................... 19
Q-SEE Product Warranty .......................................................... 19
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Chapter 1: DVR Features
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4 Channel BNC Camera Input
1 Channel BNC Video Output
Video Source Option: NTSC / PAL
Motion Detection with Sensitivity and Area Settings
Time Schedule Recording / Motion Triggered Recording
One ATA-100 Hard Drive Interface
USB 2.0 Back up to computer
Remote Control
Chapter 2: Layout
2.1 Front Panel
IR Receiver
CH1 #1
Channel #1
Stop #10
Stop recording / playing
CH2 #2
Channel #2
REC #11
Record
CH3 #3
Channel #3
Menu/Esc #12
Enter / exit setup menu
CH4 #4
Channel #4
SEL/Edit #13
Select / modify item
Quad #5
Quad View
Up #14
Move up / left cursor
Rewind
Down #15
Move down / right cursor
REW #6
Pause #7
Pause
PWR #16
Power indicator LED
Play #8
Play recorded video
HDD #17
Hard drive indicator LED
FWD #9
Forward
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2.2 Rear Panel
1 BNC video output
4 BNC video inputs
Fan
Power Supply Input
USB Port is located on the right side of the case.
2.3 Remote Control
CH1
Select or enlarge Channel #1
CH2
Select or enlarge Channel #2
CH3
Select or enlarge Channel #3
CH4
Select or enlarge Channel #4
Quad
Quad View
Rewind
Play recording list
Forward
Record
Pause
Stop recording / playing back
Menu
Enter or exit setup menu
Move up / left cursor
SEL
Select / modify item
Move down / right cursor
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Chapter 3: Installation (optional)
3.1 Installing Hard Drive
Note: This model comes with a 250GB Hard Drive already installed, so
this would only be necessary if you are replacing the hard drive.
1. Unplug the power supply. Don’t install or uninstall HDD when DVR is on!!
2. Carefully open the DVR case.
3. Connect the power cord and data cable to hard disk drive.
The 4 pin connection is the DC power cable for HDD, and the wider cable is the standard
hard drive IDE type connection.
Make sure the HDD is set as MASTER according to the hard drive manual.
4. Carefully replace the case cover.
3.2 Connecting Camera and Monitor
There are 4 camera inputs and 1 video output with BNC connectors (Refer to
2.2 Rear Panel). Attach the cable from each of the cameras to one of the BNC video
input ports. Attach a RCA video cable (not included) to the video out put port on the
DVR using a RCA to BNC adapter (included) and to a RCA video in port on the TV.
3.3 Connecting Power Supply
Please only use the power adapter supplied with the DVR. The standard power
supplied to the DVR is DC 12 Volts, 3 Amps.
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Chapter 4: System Boot
4.1 Detecting Installed Hard Drive
After connecting the power, the system will
boot-up and detect the installed hard drive.
Checking HDD ……
MASTER…
On the screen it will show the hard drive
information.
4.2 Recovering Lost Data
RECOVER HDD?
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(SELECT)YES/(MENU)NO
A power error can cause data to be lost, the
DVR system can automatically recover lost
data after power is reconnected.
4.3 Restore Recording Feature
Power Error Detected
If a power error occurs during the
Restore Hard Disk (Master) OK
recording process, the system will
Restore REC Mode………… OK
automatically resume recording after
power is reconnected.
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4.4 Main Screen
While the DVR is running, the monitor
will display the information from the
cameras as follows:
Upper left: Percentage of space used on
hard drive.
Middle: Channel number (CH1 through
CH4)
Bottom right: Date and Time
Bottom left: System status. (Refer to 6.1
Start Recording)
Chapter 5: DVR Setup
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5.1 Setup Menu
Menu Directory
CAMERA SELECT
RECORD SELECT
RESOLUTION
MAIN
MENU
RECORD FRAME
RECORD QUALITY
SCHEDULE SET
MISCELLANEOUS MENU
HARD DISK SET
MOTION SET
VIDEO MODE
FACTORY RESET
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AUTO RECORD
PASSWORD ENABLE
PASSWORD CHANGE
COLOR SET
TIME SET
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MAIN MENU
CAMERA SELECT
RECORD SELECT
RESOLUTION
RECORD FRAME
RECORD QUALITY
SCHEDULE SET
MISCELLANEOUS MENU
HARD DISK SET
MOTION SET
VIDEO MODE
FACTORY RESET
1234
1234
EACH
25
HIGH
Note: If you are recording to enter
Menu you need to push stop button to
stop recording first.
PAL
PRESS (UP,DOWN), ENTER (SELECT)
PRESS (MENU) TO EXIT
Menu]: enter system menu
[ Up] and [ Down]: move the cursor
[ SEL]: select/modify settings
[
Menu]: press again to exit
5.2 Camera Select
The DVR system can display 4 camera
feeds in one picture (Quad Mode).
You can configure which cameras are
displayed.
Press [ SEL] to modify setting, or press
[CH1], [CH2], [CH3] and [CH4] to
select each channel separately.
If a channel is disabled, the system will display “OFF” on the monitor, and this
channel will not be selected to record. (Refer to 5.3 Record Select)
5.3 Record Select
Configure which channels you want to record.
Note: If no channels are selected, an error message will appear briefly on
the screen when record is selected.
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5.4 Resolution
There are two resolutions for video recording:
EACH Mode:
The DVR compresses and records each video channel separately so you can
enlarge a single channel to full screen display and still be recording on all channels.
You can also record on specific channels, for example, you can turn off the
recording function of CH1 and CH2 and then the system will only record video on
CH3 and CH4.
Press [CH1], [CH2], [CH3], and [CH4] to enlarge relative channel to full
screen display.
In EACH Mode you can use the Auto Switch Function.
Auto Switch Function:
When the system is in live mode or recording mode, press the [QUAD] button
and hold for three (3) seconds to make each video channel enlarge to full screen in
sequence.
The full screen view of each channel will be displayed for three (3) seconds,
including Quad view.
The switch will last until any button is pushed.
For example, [ Stop] will stop the switch and may stop the recording
depending on Record Schedule Settings (5.7 Schedule Set).
QUAD Mode:
The DVR will compress and record all 4 video channels into one file, therefore,
you cannot enlarge a single channel to full screen in play back mode or live
monitoring mode.
Auto Switch Function is not available in QUAD Mode.
5.5 Record Frame Rate
Record frame rate will affect the movement of objects in recorded video. More
frames per second gives smoother movement and uses more hard drive space.
System default value is 30fps (frames per second) for NTSC (PAL is 25fps),
which means the system will record 30 frames per second shared by all cameras.
You can set frame rate for NTSC to 30,15,10,7,5,4,3,2,1 frames per second (PAL is
25,12,8,6,4,3,2,1)
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5.6 Record Quality
There are three levels of recording quality: High, Normal, and Low.
Higher quality uses more hard drive space.
Record frame rate, record quality and available hard drive space will all affect
the total recording time of the DVR system.
5.7 Schedule Set
You can set the video recording method by Time, and Motion Detection
Triggered Recording.
SCHEDULE SET
TTTMMMTTTTTTMMTTTTT--MMT
│ │ │ │ │
│ │ │ │
0
3 6
9 12 15 18 21 24
“-” No Recording
“T” Time (System Default)
“M” Motion Detection Triggered
[ Up] and [ Down]: To move the cursor
PRESS (UP,DOWN),
PRESS (MENU)
TO
ENTER (SELECT)
EXIT
[ SEL]: To modify record method.
Numbers along middle indicate the 24
hours of a day
For example:
If you want to record by motion detection during 3am to 6am, please set the
time points from (3, 4, 5, 6) to be “M”; if you want to continuously record during
7am to 12 noon, please set the time points from (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) to be “T”.
Both of the two recording methods need to be triggered by pressing [ REC]
button. After pressing [ REC] button, if the schedule is set to be “T” at that time,
DVR will start to record immediately; if the schedule is set to be “M”, DVR will
not start record until motion is detected by the system.
Forced Recording:
When DVR is set to record by motion detection, DVR will not record if there is
no motion. If you want to record immediately, press [ REC] button and hold for 3
to 5 seconds, DVR will start forced recording.
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5.8 Miscellaneous Menu-Auto Record
When the function is set to “ON” DVR will be awaked to record automatically
by record schedule if DVR is without any manual operation in five (5) minutes.
When you choose “OFF”, DVR will not record until you press the [ REC]
button.
5.9 Miscellaneous Menu-Password Enable
When this option is set to be “ON” you will be required to enter the password
if you want to stop recording or enter menu.
System default password: Press [CH1] button six (6) times.
5.10 Miscellaneous Menu-Password Change
CURRENT PASSWORD
: ------
NEW
PASSWORD
: ------
CONFIRM PASSWORD
: ------
All keys can be used as a
password key except the [ Menu]
key, which is used to exit.
If you forget your password,
please refer to 5.16 Factory Reset.
5.11 Miscellaneous Menu-Color Set
HUE: 0-99
SATURATION: 0-99
CONTRAST: 0-99
BRIGHTNESS: 0-99
[ Up] and [ Down]: move the cursor
[REW]: Decreases value
[FWD]: Increases value
[CH1-CH4, QUAD]: Select channel
[ Menu]: Exit
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5.12 Miscellaneous Menu-Time Set
TIME SET
Configure system date and time:
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2008/08/08 20:08:08
PRESS (UP,DOWN), ENTER (SELECT)
PRESS (MENU) TO EXIT
[ Up] and [ Down]: move the cursor
[ SEL]: modify the value
[
Menu]: exit and save
5.13 Hard Disk Set
HARD DISK SET
OVERWRITE ENABLED
HDD SIZE
HDD USED
HDD FORMAT
[YES]
120042MB
80865MB 77%
PRESS (UP, DOWN), ENTER (SELECT)
PRESS (MENU)
TO EXIT
OVERWRITE ENABLED:
If you choose “YES”, recording
continues and overwrites oldest
previous recordings when the hard
drive is full.
If you choose “NO", the
recording process will stop when the
hard drive is full.
HDD SIZE:
Indicates the total capacity of the hard drive installed in the DVR.
HDD USED:
Indicates the space used on the hard drive and the percentage of hard drive
space being used.
HDD FORMAT:
If you format the hard drive it will erase all the data on the hard drive.
You need to input your password when you want to format the HDD.
Note: When you install a new hard drive in the DVR you use this function to
format the hard drive.
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5.14 Motion Set
MOTION SET
MOTION RECORD TIME:
MOTION ALARM TIME:
10
OFF
MOTION SET
PRESS (UP, DOWN), ENTER (SELECT)
PRESS (MENU)
TO EXIT
MOTION RECORD TIME:
This number indicates how many seconds
the motion detection recording continues
after a motion triggered event ends.
MOTION ALARM TIME:
This number indicates how many seconds
the buzzer inside the DVR will sound
after the DVR has been triggered by
motion.
CONT: Continuous alarm until any key is
pressed to stop.
OFF: No alarm
MOTION SET:
MOTION DETECTION SET
>CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
1 SENSITIVITY
2 SENSITIVITY
3 SENSITIVITY
4 SENSITIVITY
1
2
3
4
AREA
AREA
AREA
AREA
4
4
4
4
SET
SET
SET
SET
PRESS (UP, DOWN), ENTER (SELECT)
PRESS (MENU)
TO EXIT
SENSITIVITY:
Use [ Up] and [ Down] button to select
the channel you want to modify, press
[ SEL] to adjust sensitivity of motion
detection on each channel.
High (1----------9, OFF) Low
When it’s “OFF”, the channel cannot be
triggered by motion.
AREA SET:
Use [ Up] and [ Down] buttons to select the channel you want to modify,
press [ SEL] button to enter the sensitive area of each camera. The picture of the
selected channel is divided into 144(12*12) blocks, press [REW] to move left,
press [FWD] to move right, press[ Up] and [ Down] to move the cursor up and
down, press [ SEL] to set the block active or not.
When the block is transparent, it’s active to record. When the block is covered
by shadow, it is not active, and motion in this area will NOT be detected.
Make sure Record Schedule is set to Motion for the times required.
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5.15 Video Mode
Select NTSC or PAL video source (NTSC is used in the United States).
5.16 Factory Reset
Press [ SEL] button to reload factory defaults, then the DVR will reboot, all
custom settings (including password) will be restored to factory default.
Caution: There is no confirming dialog box for this selection after you
press [ SEL] button, please be patient!
If you forget your password, please keep the system on main screen, and then
press [Pause] button ten (10) times, the DVR will reset the system. Then the default
password will be: [CH1] button six (6) times.
If the DVR is recording, please unplug the power supply and uninstall the HDD,
then connect power to boot DVR and press [Pause] button ten (10) times.
Chapter 6: Recording
6.1 Start Recording
Press [ REC] to start recording (as set in 5.7 Schedule Set).
DVR will display system information on screen.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Hard Drive Usage (Displayed as a percentage)
Recording symbol (channel is currently recording)
Channel Number
Record Resolution (QUAD or EACH)
Status (REC, Play, FF1, FF2, FF3, REW, PAUSE)
HDD Info. ([M] Master Hard disk)
Record Schedule: (T) Continuous (M) Motion Detection (-) No Recording
The date and time on the DVR
6.2 Stop Recording
Press [ Stop] button to stop recording. If you have activated password
protection you need to input the password.
6.3 Recording Time on Hard Drive
Estimated record time based on a 120GB Hard Drive (Quad Mode) in hours:
System
NTSC
System
PAL
Quality
Frame Rate
30
15
7
1
HIGH
20 K Bytes
58
117
251
1748
NORMAL
15 K Bytes
78
155
332
2330
LOW
12 K Bytes
97
194
416
2913
Quality
Frame Rate
25
12
6
1
HIGH
20 K Bytes
70
146
291
1748
NORMAL
15 K Bytes
93
194
388
2330
LOW
12 K Bytes
117
243
485
2913
You can estimate recording hours by the formula:
120 (G Byte) × 1024 (M Byte) × 1024 (K Byte)
Divided by:
15 (Kbyte/frame) × 7 (frame/sec.) × 60 (sec.) x 60 (min.)
Estimated time would be 332 Hours.
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Chapter 7: Playback
Press [ Play] button to play the latest recording.
During playback press the [ Menu] button to list all recorded video clips
from the hard drive. Newest video will be listed at the top.
Press [ Up] and [ Down] to move the cursor and select an event, press
[ Play] button to start playback.
1. Starting time of the event
3. MOTION: Motion Triggered event
5. “*” marks un-played video recording
2. TIME: continuous recording
4. FORCE: Forced Recording event
You can also play recorded video by searching exact date and time using the
following steps:
1. Press [FWD] button to change the select mode
2. Press [ Up] and [ Down] button to select date starting time or ending time
3. Press [ SEL] to edit time value
4. Press [ Play] to play the video
2008 / 0 1 / 0 8
08 : 30 : 3 2
--- 2008/ 0 1 / 0 8
Search Date and Time
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Chapter 8: USB Programming
By connecting the DVR to a PC you can use PC Viewer software to play back
and backup DVR recorded video through the USB 2.0 port.
8.1 PC Viewer Program
1.
2.
3.
4.
Put the USB Driver Program CD into your CD-ROM Drive
Open CD directory
Double click on the “PCViewerInstall.exe” file to install the PC Viewer software
Run the installed PC Viewer program
PC Viewer will detect the hard drive installed inside DVR automatically when
you connect the USB cable from DVR to PC.
8.2 Program buttons
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Item
Remark
1. Capture picture
Save an image of current frame
2. Save video clip
3. Directory Setting
Save DVR’s video clip to PC in .mys/.avi file
Change location of capture directory On PC
4. Time Search
Search for time file on DVR hard disk
5. DVR event list
Open event list recorded in DVR
6. DVR Mode*
To switch working mode between PC viewer
7. PC Mode*
8. Channel selection keys
mode and DVR viewer mode
CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, QUAD
9. Playing scroll bar
Move to different points in the video
10. Fast reverse
Play backward at fast speed
11. Previous frame
Move to previous frame
12. Reverse
Play backward at normal speed
13. Pause
Pause playing
14. Play
Play forward at normal speed
15. Next frame
Move to next frame
16. Fast forward
Play forward at fast speed
17. Volume scroll bar
Not available for this model
18. Exit
Exit PC Viewer
‘ DVR Mode: play video clip saved in DVR’s HDD.
‘ PC Mode: play video clip (.mys file) saved on PC HDD
8.3 PC Backup
Press
button to open the DVR’s recorded event list, and then select an
event, press
to start backup. The video file you want to save on PC can be
“.avi” file or “.mys” file.
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Chapter 9: Specifications
DVR
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Video Format
NTSC / PAL
Operation System
None
Camera Input Channel
4 channel Composite BNC
Video Output Channel
1 channel Composite BNC
Display Frame Rate
Recording Frame Rate
Recording Frame Rate
(Each Mode)
NOTE
Stand-alone
NTSC
120 frames/second
4×30 frames/second
PAL
100 frames /second
4×25 frames/second
NTSC
Max.30 fps (Quad)
Quad Mode
PAL
Max.25 fps (Quad)
Quad Mode
NTSC
Each Channel =
30 fps ÷ Number of Cameras
Max. 30 frames/s (Total)
PAL
Each Channel =
25 fps ÷ Number of Cameras
Max. 25 frames/s (Total)
Record Mode
Continuous, Time Schedule, Motion Triggered.
NTSC: 720×480
Display
Resolution
PAL:
720×576
NTSC: 320×112, 640×224
Record
PAL : 320×136, 640×272
Quad: 640×224 (total)
Each: 640×224
Video Compression Format
Motion-JPEG
(12-20K bytes/frame)
Low : 12K Byte
Normal: 15K Byte
High : 20K Byte
HDD Support
Over 500G Byte
ATA -100 Interface
Estimated Record Length
120GB Hard drive @ 7 frames per second @ Normal Quality
(120×1024×1024 Kbyte) ÷ ( 7×15×60×60 ) = 332 Hours
USB
For PC playback & backup
Remote Control
Included
Search
Method
Time、Date、Event
Full Screen
YES
Dimension ( L × W × H )
250 × 235 × 38mm (10 x 9.25 x 1.5in)
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CAMERA
Dimension: 46(W) × 46(D) × 107(H)mm
Color Video Camera All Weatherproof
Camera with 11 IR LEDs for Night Vision
Easy Installation – Wall Mount or Standing
1/4” Color CMOS image sensor
Horizontal Resolution: 380 TVL
Minimum luminance: 1.5Lux/F2.0
Lens: 6mm
Power Supply: DC12V
Power Consumption: 50mA
Weight: 280g
Operation Temperature: -20℃ - +55℃
Auto Gain Control: On/Off
Video Output: 1.0Vp-p 75 Ohm
Auto Iris: 1/50 1/6000
S/N ratio > 48dB
Chapter 10: Appendix
10.1 System Connection Diagram
Note: We STRONGLY recommend that you plug the DVR and cameras into a Transient Voltage
Surge Protector (UL-1449 rating). Look for a clamping voltage of 330 or lower, Joule rating of at
least 400, and a response time of 10 nanoseconds or less.
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10.2 DVR Accessories (included)
Q-SEE Product Warranty
Thank you for choosing our products.
All of our products users have a conditional free warranty repair service for hardware within
12 months starting from purchase date, and a free exchange service within one month (valid for
manufacturing defects). Permanent upgrading service is provided for the software.
Liability Exclusions:
Any product malfunction, abnormalities in operation or damage caused by following reasons
are not within the free service scope of our company. Please select payable service.
(1) Equipment damage caused by improper operation
(2) Improper environment and conditions in/on which the equipment operates, e.g., improper
power, environment temperature, humidity and lightening strike etc. that cause equipment damage.
(3) Damage caused by acts of nature: earthquake and fire etc.
(4) Equipment damage caused by the maintenance of personnel not authorized by our company.
(5) Product sold over 12 months ago.
In order to provide various services to you, please complete registration procedure after you
purchase the product. Cut off or copy User’s Information Card and fax or mail it to us after the
card is filled in. You can also register the product by going to the www.q-see.com website and
clicking on the Register link.
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Customer Information Card
User’s Name
Mr./Mrs.
Company Name
Postal Address
Postal code
Phone Number
E-mail
Model Number
of
Product
Serial Number
of
Product
Purchase Date
Distributor
If you have questions:
Contact Us:
Mailing Address:
Customer Service:
DPS Inc.
Phone: 877-998-3440 x 538
8015 E. Crystal Dr
Email: cs@dpsi-usa.com
Anaheim, CA 92807
Website:
Tech Support:
http://www.q-see.com
Phone: 877-998-3440 x 539
Fax:
Email: ts@dpsi-usa.com
714-998-3509
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