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Messoa NDR891 User manual
NETWORK CAMERA
User Manual
F34-891070-000A 891 A.1
Notice of Use
This manual is designed for administrators and users of the network camera. Please read it carefully before
use. All requirements should be followed before using this camera.

We are not responsible for any technical or typographical errors and reserves the rights to
change the product and manuals without notice.
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Keep this document for future reference.
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Please make sure the power source is 12V DC / 24V AC / PoE. Only connect to the camera to
this required power system.
Caution: For heater model, the power source must be 24V DC / 24V AC.
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The camera must be installed on a solid mounting surface.
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Keep the camera and other accessories dry.
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We are not responsible for any damage caused by inappropriate use.
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Table of Contents
Notice of Use ...............................................................................................................................1
1. Overview ..................................................................................................................................4
1.1 Key Features ......................................................................................................................4
1.2 Package Contents ..............................................................................................................4
1.3 Physical Descriptions .........................................................................................................5
1.3.1 Dimension ................................................................................................................5
1.3.2 Connectors ...............................................................................................................5
1.3.3 Controls ....................................................................................................................6
1.4 Specifications .....................................................................................................................7
2. Camera Installation.................................................................................................................9
2.1 Ceiling Mount .....................................................................................................................9
2.2 Adjusting the Camera.......................................................................................................10
3. Network Connection and Configuration .............................................................................12
3.1 Network Connection Types ..............................................................................................12
3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time .........................................................................14
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras.............................................................................16
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder..................................................................................................16
3.3.2 Using IP Finder.......................................................................................................16
4. Using Web-based Control Utility .........................................................................................19
4.1 Overview ..........................................................................................................................19
4.1.1 Main Screen ...........................................................................................................19
4.1.2 Setup Menu ............................................................................................................20
4.1.3 Applying Settings....................................................................................................20
4.2 Image Settings .................................................................................................................20
4.2.1 Codec .....................................................................................................................20
4.2.2 Exposure ................................................................................................................23
4.2.3 White Balance ........................................................................................................26
4.2.4 Basic Settings.........................................................................................................27
4.2.5 Smart Encoding......................................................................................................28
4.2.6 Smart Focus ...........................................................................................................29
4.2.7 Privacy Zone ..........................................................................................................30
4.2.8 ePTZ.......................................................................................................................31
4.3 Network ............................................................................................................................32
4.3.1 Basic.......................................................................................................................32
4.3.2 FTP.........................................................................................................................32
4.3.3 SMTP .....................................................................................................................33
4.3.4 NTP ........................................................................................................................34
4.3.5 RTSP......................................................................................................................34
4.3.6 ONVIF ....................................................................................................................35
4.4 System .............................................................................................................................36
4.4.1 Date and Time........................................................................................................36
4.4.2 Time Stamp ............................................................................................................37
4.4.3 Firmware ................................................................................................................37
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4.4.4 User Management..................................................................................................39
4.4.5 Language ...............................................................................................................40
4.4.6 Log .........................................................................................................................40
4.4.7 Audio ......................................................................................................................41
4.5 Event ................................................................................................................................42
4.5.1 Motion Detection ....................................................................................................42
4.5.2 External Alarms ......................................................................................................43
4.5.3 Blur Detection.........................................................................................................44
4.5.4 Audio Detection ......................................................................................................45
4.5.5 Ethernet Detection..................................................................................................46
4.5.6 Event Management ................................................................................................46
4.6 Recording .........................................................................................................................47
4.6.1 Settings – Video Clip ..............................................................................................47
4.6.2 Settings – FTP........................................................................................................47
4.6.3 Settings – SMTP ....................................................................................................48
4.6.4 Settings – SD Card.................................................................................................49
4.6.5 Period Settings .......................................................................................................49
5. Using VLC Player to Access RTSP Streaming ...................................................................51
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1. Overview
1.1 Key Features
High Definition Images
Clear and detailed HD quality images in all conditions. Unlike traditional megapixel cameras, HD offers
higher resolutions and better frame rates at an international industry standard. Blurry images are reduced
and individuals and objects of interest come through in perfect clarity.
Triple Streaming
The Network Dome Camera is a high performance HD camera designed to show extreme image detail.
H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG triple streaming allows you to choose the appropriate codec for your bandwidth.
Using a video player (VLC player…etc), you can view your RTSP stream from anywhere.
Cost-saving H.264 Support
The Network Dome Camera supports the H.264 compression standard. H.264 greatly reduces the size of
video compared to MJPEG and MPEG4 without compromising image quality. Storage and bandwidth
needs are reduced. Plus, H.264 is expected to become the video standard of choice, so your camera is
future proofed.
1.2 Package Contents
The Network Dome Camera package includes these items:
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Network Dome Camera
x1
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Quick Start Guide
x1
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CD-ROM
x1
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Guide Pattern Sticker
x1
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RJ-45 Female / Female Coupler
x1
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Accessories:
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1. Flat Head Screw (Tapping Type) x3
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2. Plastic Anchor
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3. Flat Head Screw (Machine Type) x3
x3
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1.3 Physical Descriptions
1.3.1 Dimension
1.3.2 Connectors
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Power In (Red+/Black-): Connects to DC 12V / AC 24V power supply. If you are to use power
from Ethernet connection, this connector is not used when the power is provided by PoE.
Note: Camera with heater requires DC24V/ AC24V power supply.
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RJ-45 Ethernet Connector: Connects to the LAN port of a standard 10Base/100Base-TX device,
e.g., hub, switch or router.
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BNC: Connects to composite video in connector of a monitor. Note that when connecting the
camera to an analog monitor, the camera must be connected to DC 12V / AC 24V power supply.
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Audio Out (Green): Connects to speaker.
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Audio In (Red): Connects to an external microphone.
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Alarm Out (Orange): Connects to device that responds to alarm signals, such as buzzers or
lights.
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Reserved (Green)
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RS485 (Yellow)
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GND: Ground (electricity) in electrical circuits
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Alarm In 1 (Red) & 2 (Brown): Connects to devices that trigger alarm signals. Up to two 2 input
devices can be connected.
1.3.3 Controls
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Reset: use an appropriate tool to press the button for few seconds to reset the camera
Hold for 5 seconds to reboot camera. Hold longer than 5 seconds to load default settings.
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Zoom: Adjust the zoom control for desired image view.
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Focus: Adjust the focus for optimum picture sharpness.
Focus (Far/Near)
Zoom (Tele/Wide)
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1.4 Specifications
Image System
Image Sensor
Image Compression Method
Maximum Frame rate vs.
Resolution
Lens
View Angle
View Angle Adjustment
1/3" 2 MP image sensor optimized for low-light performance
Triple Streaming : H.264 / MPEG4 / Motion JPEG
HDTV 1080p(1920x1080) at 15 fps (NTSC) and 12.5 fps (PAL)
and 2MP 16:9 (1280x720) at 30 fps (NTSC) and 25 fps (PAL)
Built-in Mechanical IR Cut Filter varifocal lens f=3~9mm, F1.2 (Mega pixel lens)
H: 93°(Wide)~31.7°(Tele)/V:68.4°(Wide)~23.8°(Tele)
Pan:0°-360°(Max.), Tilt:10°-90°(Max.), Rotate:0°-360°(Max.)
Electric
Audio
Range from 1/10,000s to 1/3.75s selectable (60Hz);
Range from 1/10,000s to 1/3.125s selectable (50Hz)
Two-way Mono Audio, Full-duplex, G.711 PCM 8kHz
Alarm
External input
RS485
Reserve
Shutter Time
Day/Night Mode
Minimum illumination
IR LED
Mechanical D/N control; Auto/ Forced BW/ Forced Color/ External
IR LED OFF: 0.06 Lux @10IRE; 0.24Lux @50IRE (shutter speed: 1/15sec)
IR LED ON: 0lux
IR LED 20pcs(850nm)
IR Distance
25 meters (82 ft.)
IR turn on status
Under 10 lux by auto control
LED Life
Video Port
Video Output
Image Enhance
More than 10,000 hours (50ºC)
BNC X1, 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω / RCA x 1
NTSC: 720 X 480 @30fps;
PAL: 720 X 576 @25fps
Exposure Mode: Auto/Manual
White Balance: Auto/Manual
Backlight Compensation: 5x5 zones selectable
Sharpness, saturation, brightness, contrast: 255 level sensitivity
Feature Brief
Digital WDR
Yes; 5 level sensitivity
Privacy Zone
Yes; customized threshold privacy zone
Audio detection / Blur detection / Ethernet Detection/ Smart Encoding/ Smart
Focus/ e-PTZ/ Event Management
Motion Detection: 5 x 5 zones, 5 level sensitivity or customized threshold
Audio Detection: 5 level sensitivity or customized threshold
Blurt Detection: customized threshold
External Input
File upload via FTP, SMTP and SD Card
Notification via email, HTTP and TCP
External output activation
Video and audio recording to SD Card
Intelligent Video
Alarm Detection
Alarm Event
Text Overlay (to be
developed)
Yes
Image Orientation
Mirror, Flip
Local Storage
Memory Card
Micro SD/ Micro SDHC Card up to 32 GB
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SD Card Overwrite
SD Card Store Category
Yes
Alarm / Motion / Schedule/ Un-interrupt recording
Power supply
Power Requirement
Power Connector
Power consumption (Max.)
DC 12V & AC 24V ± 10%;
DC24V/AC24V± 10%
PoE(IEEE 802.3af)
Screwless Terminal block
8 W (heater on)
8W
20 W (heater off)
Environment
Operating Temperature
-10ºC ~ 50ºC (-14ºF ~ 122 ºF)
Operating Humidity
-40ºC ~ 50ºC (-40ºF ~ 122 ºF)
10~ 90% RH
Storage Temperature
-20ºC ~ 60ºC (-4ºF ~ 140 ºF)
Regulatory
CE, FCC, RoHS
Network
Ethernet
Internet Protocol
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet connection for LAN / WAN, RJ-45
IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, FTP, RTP,RTSP, ICMP,
UPnP
Browser
IE browser 6.0 or above
I/O connector
Alarm Port
Terminal block 2 in / 1 out
Audio In / Out port
Reset
3.5mm Phone Jack x 2
Within 5 sec for rebooting system; more than 5 sec for loading default
Mechanism
Dimensions(ΦxH)
Φ142mmx 120.8mm (Φ5.6 in x 4.8in)
Weight
1.3kg
Protection Class
Option
IP67, vandal-proof
Without Heater
With Heater
Accessory
Mount Type
Surface mount: standard package support
Pendent mount: thread 1", Wall mount
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2. Camera Installation
CAUTION! For heater model, the dome cover should NOT be removed over 30 minutes during
installation. Otherwise, the desiccant will absorb too much moisture causing vapor when heater is on. 2.1 Ceiling Mount
1. Remove the dome cover and the inner liner.
Use a security torx screwdriver to loosen (but not remove) the 3 cover screws.
Remove the inner liner by gently pulling it free from the two notches on the camera base.
2. Use the Guide Pattern Sticker to drill the mounting holes.
Place the provided “Guide Pattern Sticker” on the desired mounting location. Drill three mounting
holes and one cable entry hole according to the guide pattern.
3. Connect the wiring and optionally insert the SD card.
Draw out the cabling to the connecting places. Refer to “1.3.2 Connectors” section to make
connections as required. If using SD card function, insert the Micro SD/SDHC card.
To adjust the field of view and focus, you can optionally connect a monitor to the Video out RCA jack
at this point. If no monitor is available, then focus must be performed by using an Internet browser to
view the camera images.
Caution: For DC power supply use, make sure the polarity is correct to avoid malfunction and / or
camera damage.
4. Secure the camera base to the surface.
Use appreciate screws according to the mounting surface material. If required, you may require
different screws and anchors than those supplied.
For cement surface:
Insert the provided plastic anchors into the three drilled holes. Then secure the camera base to the
mounting surface with the provided tapping type screws.
For metal plate surface:
Do not use the plastic anchors. Just secure the camera base to the mounting surface with the
provided machine type screws.
5. Adjust the camera position and focus.
Adjust the focusing position by rotating and panning the camera base. Adjust the lens using the Zoom
and Focus controls.
6. Install the inner liner.
Fit the camera liner over the camera base so that it snaps into place.
7. Replace the dome cover.
Put the dome cover over the base and tighten the 3 cover screws.
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Guide Pattern
Plastic Anchors
Service Monitor Output
Dome base
Micro SD card slot
Tapping Type Screw
inner Liner
Dome Cover
2.2 Adjusting the Camera
Pan adjustment: Rotate the lens base to adjust the horizontal angle.
Tilt adjustment: Tilt the lens base to adjust the vertical angle.
Horizontal rotation: Rotate the dome base to adjust the horizontal position. Do not turn the base more
than 355° as this may cause the internal cables to twist and disconnect or break
Horizontal Rotation (maximum 355)
Pan (maximum 355)
Tilt (maximum 90)
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Note: When the tilt angle is less than 75 degrees there is no distortion.
Lens Adjustment: Loosen the screws and adjust the zoom control for desired image view and adjust the
focus for optimum picture sharpness. Re-tighten the screws after focus adjustments are done.
Focus (Far/Near)
Zoom (Tele/Wide)
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3. Network Connection and Configuration
3.1 Network Connection Types
There are many different ways that you can connect the camera to your network, depending on your
applications requirements. You should always set the camera’s network settings according to your
network configurations. The following diagrams depict some typical applications with guidelines on
network settings. For more information on network settings, always consult with your network
administrator or ISP as required.
Type 1— Direct Connection to a PC
Directly connect the camera to a PC using a standard Ethernet cable.
To extend the connection length, you should use a RJ45 female/female coupler to connect two Ethernet
cables together.
RJ45 coupler
Note: The LAN port of the camera supports auto MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so
there is no need to use cross-over cable.
To access the camera, the PC must be on the same network as the camera. The default IP address of
the camera is a static one (192.168.1.30). Configure your PC’s IP address as 192.168.1. X (where X is a
number between 2 to 254, excluding 168 and subnet mask as 255.255.255.0, and then your PC should
be able to access the camera.
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Type 2: Connecting Camera(s) to a Local Area Network (LAN)
To add the camera(s) to an existing LAN, just connect the camera(s) to the hub or switch on your network.
If you want to provide the camera power via the Ethernet connection, a PoE-enabled hub/switch is
required.
Note: The LAN port of the camera supports auto MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so
there is no need for an uplink port or the use of a cross-over cable.
Assign an IP address to your camera following your network IP allocation policy. You can manually
specify the IP address or allocate the IP address automatically using a DHCP server, if available on your
network.
Then, you can monitor and mange the camera via a web browser from a local PC.
Hub/Switch or PoE Hub/Switch
Type 3: Remote Connection via the Internet
If the network where the camera resides is connected to the Internet, you can also provide remote access
to your camera over the Internet.
Typically a broadband router has a built-in DHCP function to assign a local IP address to your camera.
You can alternatively assign a fixed IP address to the camera to prevent it from frequently changing.
External IP
DSL/Cable
Modem
Private IP
Router
To access the camera from a local PC, simply use the local IP address of the camera.
To enable remote access, you must configure your router/firewall to forward an incoming request to that
fixed local IP address of the camera. Therefore, when an external host sends a request to access your
camera, the request will first reach the router’s external IP address and then be forwarded to the local IP
address of the camera.
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Port forwarding is based on the service you want to provide. For example, forward HTTP port to enable
remote web access to your camera, or RTSP port to enable access to video/audio streams from the
camera.
If your camera is configured to use a non-standard HTTP port, then you have to forward that port
accordingly.
3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time
The camera comes with a web-based setup utility, allowing you to view the video of the camera and
configure the camera for optimal use in your environment.
To access the camera’s web-based control utility, you need a PC that meets the following requirements:
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Operating System: Windows Vista® or XP
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Browser: Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or later
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CPU: Intel Pentium 4.2 GHz or higher
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RAM: 512 MB or more
Then take the following steps to connect your PC to the camera.
Step 1: Make the connection
For initial setup purposes, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 connector of the camera and
the other end to the LAN port on your PC.
Step 2: Configure your PC’s IP address
The camera uses a default IP address of 192.168.1.30 and
subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. To have your PC on the same
network with the camera, configure your PC’s IP settings as
below:
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IP address: 192.168.1. X, where X is a number
between 2 to 254, excluding 30.

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0.
Ignore all other settings and click OK.
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Step 3: Verify the connection between the PC and the IP Cam
1. Launch the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu, Programs, Accessories and then
Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt window, type ping x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the camera (the
default is 192.168.1.30).
If the message of “Reply from…” appears, it means the connection is established.
Step 4: Access the camera from IE browser
Open the IE browser and enter the IP address of the camera in the URL field. The default is 192.168.1.30.
When prompted to login, enter the user name and the password. (The defaults: admin, 1234). Note that
the password is case-sensitive.
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Upon successful login, you will see the live view screen shown as the example below:
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras
IP Finder is a management tool included on the product CD. It is designed to manage your network
cameras on the LAN. It can help find multiple network cameras, set IP addresses, show connection status
and manage firmware upgrades.
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder
Before proceeding, make sure your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows XP.
To install the software, simple locate and double-click the IP Finder setup file on the provided CD. Then
follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.
3.3.2 Using IP Finder
To launch IP Finder, double-click the IP Finder shortcut on the desktop or click Start > Programs > IP
Finder > IP Finder.
After you launch IP Finder, it will search for all the available cameras on the same network. Click the plus
sign next to “All Devices” to expand the menu and display all the found cameras.
Clicking a target camera will show the live view (if available) and the detailed information of the camera,
including the MAC address. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address, which is indicated on the
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product label. It helps identify which camera is currently accessed, particularly when multiple cameras are
connected on your network.
The Tool menu of the IP Finder allows you to perform these tasks:
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Search Network: This option allows you to search the cameras on the network.
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Set Master ID and Password: Allows you to set a master ID and password for managing the
cameras with IP Finder.
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Management Tool: Allows you to restart the camera, update firmware, reset all of the camera
settings to default (except network settings) and reset all of the camera parameters to default.
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For an individual camera, right-click the camera and a menu will provide these options:

Go to Presentation URL: Launch IE browser to access the web-based utility of the camera.
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Set Device ID and Password: Set the login ID and password for managing the camera with IP
Finder.
Network Information: Allows you to configure the camera’s network settings.
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4. Using Web-based Control Utility
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Main Screen
After you login to the camera’s web-based control utility, you will first see the live view screen of the
camera. The screen is like the picture below:
Snapshot button
Live view button
Camera name
Setup button
Alarm Indicator
Recording Indicator
Live view video
The live view screen of the utility provides these options:
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Snapshot: Pressing this button takes a snapshot of current live view screen.
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Live: Pressing this button displays the live view of the camera.
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Setup: Pressing this button allows you to access the setup page.
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Camera name: Displays the name of the camera.
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Recording Indicator: Turns red only when the recording is proceeding.
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Alarm Indicator: Appears when an alarm is triggered.
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Live view video: Shows the live view of the camera.
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Note that the accessibility to the options varies according to the login account.
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Viewer: Allowed to view only the live view screen. Access to other options are restricted.
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Administrator: Can access all the options on the live view page and make configurations on the
setup pages.
4.1.2 Setup Menu
The Setup options are categorized into four groups: Image, Network, System, Event and Application.
Clicking the name will expand its sub-menu. See the ensuing sections for more information.
4.1.3 Applying Settings
Each configuration page provides a Save button. Settings are applied right after you press the Save
button. And the browser will refresh to load the latest setting or otherwise pop up the “Save OK”
message to indicate that settings have been applied.
4.2 Image Settings
4.2.1 Codec
The Codec page allows you to configure the video streams for the camera. You can optionally configure a
secondary or third stream to a resolution as required by your third-party device or software.
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Camera Name Settings

Enter a descriptive name of the camera. Note that if you want to make your camera ONVIF
compliant (see Network > Onvif ), no space is allowed for camera name.
Each codec comes with different parameters as described below:
H.264 Codec Settings

Resolution: Choose the resolution for video compression. Choices include 1080P, SXVGA,
720P, XGA, SVGA and D1.

Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher
value gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.

Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the video frame to transmit per second. The
higher the frame rate, the higher the quality of recording.
MPEG4 Codec Setting

Resolution: Choose resolution size. Choices include 1080P, SXVGA, 720P, XGA, SVGA and D1.

Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher
value gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.

Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the video frame to transmit per second. The
higher the frame rate, the higher the quality of recording.
MJPEG Codec Settings

Resolution: Choose the resolution for video. Choices include 1080P, SXVGA, 720P, XGA,
SVGA and D1.

Quality: Set the image’s quality as High, Normal or Low.

Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the video frame to transmit per second. For
example, 10 fps means 10 frame transmissions per second.
Notes:
1. Live View uses the MJPEG codec. If no streaming is using MJPEG, it will result in no video for Live
View.
2. If MJPEG is selected for both the primary stream and the third stream, Live View will always display
video using the third stream codec.
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Refer to the table below for selectable codec types for each streaming:
Streaming Combination
Primary
Codec
MJPEG
Resolution
Secondary
Codec
OFF
Resolution
N/A
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
1080P
H264
MPEG4
SXVGA
720P
XGA
SVGA
D1
OFF
N/A
H264
MPEG4
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
1080P
OFF
N/A
SXVGA
720P
XGA
SVGA
D1
OFF
N/A
H264
MPEG4
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
Third
Codec
OFF
N/A
OFF
N/A
VGA
CIF
MJPEG
OFF
MJPEG
OFF
MJPEG
OFF
H264
MPEG4
Resolution
MJPEG
N/A
VGA
CIF
N/A
VGA
CIF
N/A
VGA
CIF
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
Mirror Settings
This option allows you to mirror or flip the video image if required.

OFF: Turn off this function.

HORIZONTAL: Flips the images horizontally.

VERTICAL: Flips the images vertically.

BOTH: Flips the images vertically and horizontally.
Rate Control
Choose a bit rate control to manage your bandwidth usage.

Variable Bit Rate (VBR): VBR keeps the video stream quality as constant as possible by varying
bit rate. This mode ensures high quality image for motion scene and is often selected when
image quality demands priority. However, this mode requires more bandwidth in order to vary the
bit rate.

Constant Bit Rate (CBR): CBR maintains a specific and constant bit rate by varying the steam
quality. With CBR, streaming is smooth and network throughput is stable for any scene. This
mode is typically used with a limited bandwidth environment.
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TV Output Stream
Turn on this option if you connect an analogue monitor to the camera’s Video Out or BNC connector for
video output.
4.2.2 Exposure
The Exposure page allows you to configure the Exposure Mode and Backlight Compensation settings
according to the light conditions of the camera.
Exposure Mode
Auto Exposure Settings

Method: Select which area of the image will be used to measure the amount of light to achieve
best exposure.
- Center Weighted: Exposure metering is averaged over the entire frame but emphasis is
placed on the central area.
- Object Targeted: This option meters the exposure based on the targets you specify. When
this option is selected, define your target by clicking squares displayed on the image and then
press Save Spot Window to save the setting.

EV: In a scene with predominantly light or dark areas, the image will be underexposed or
overexposed, causing an image to be too dark or bright. In such situations, you can adjust a
compensation value to optimize the exposure. Decrease the value if images appear too light
(overexposed). Increase the value if images are too dark (underexposed).

Max/Min. Exp: Select the maximum / minimum exposure time according to the light source.
Note: The selectable value varies according to the frequency setting under Image > Basic Settings.

Sensitivity: Select how sensitive the camera reacts to the light. A higher value enables the
camera to be more sensitive to the light conditions and adjust exposure in the shortest time
interval.

Max Gain: Specify the maximum amount of amplification applied to the image. A high level of
gain allows images to be viewable in very low light, but will increase image noise.
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Manual Exposure Settings

Exposure Time: Enter a desired exposure time.

Gain: Select a gain value from 0 to 16. A high level of gain allows images to be viewable in very
low light, but will increase image noise.
ICR Control
The camera incorporates an IR cut filter. In ICR Control you can specify how the camera switches
between color and black/white modes.


Auto: Allows the camera to automatically switch between color and black/white modes.
External: Enable this option if an external alarm input device is connected to control the IR cut
filter.
-
Alarm: Set alarm input as 1 or 2 according your actual connection.
-
Active: Select (electricity) current status as high or low to define active status.
BLC (Backlight Compensation)
The Backlight Compensation function allows you to provide optimal exposure of subjects under back
light circumstances.
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BLC Off


BLC On
OFF/ON: Choose to enable or disable the BLC function.
BLC area setting: BLC area refers to the dark area where more details are expected. Define
your BLC area by clicking squares displayed on the screen and then press Save BLC Window
to save the setting.
Digital Wide Dynamic Range
When there are both very bright and very dark areas simultaneously in the field of view, you can enable
Digital Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function. It optimizes an image to ensure that dark areas are more
visible while retaining details in bright areas.

Level: Depending on the contrast/dynamic range of a scene, you can select different level of
WDR. Higher level of WDR suits for higher contrast/dynamic scene. If you select Auto mode, the
camera will automatically adjust the WDR level by itself depending on the scene.
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4.2.3 White Balance
Select a white balance mode according to external light condition for the best color temperature.
Please click the “Save” button to save your image settings.
Select a white balance mode according to your light condition.

Auto White Balance: Use this option when there is no special lighting in the environment. The
camera will automatically adjust the color temperature according to the light conditions and the
sensitivity you specify. The higher the sensitivity, the faster the adjustment. If the lighting
conditions change frequently, select a lower sensitivity to prevent the camera from frequently
changing white balance.

Manual White Balance: With special light in the environment, you can use this option to
manually adjust the red, green and blue channels, which are mostly affected by special light. For
example, if red color is too bright, then you should lower the R Gain value.
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4.2.4 Basic Settings
This page allows you to specify a frequency and adjust the basic image settings to optimize your video
image.

Frequency: Select an appropriate frequency to reduce the flicker on the image. “50 Hz” and “60
Hz” are provided
Note: Frequencies settings will affect the Max. Exposure and Min. Exposure settings under
Image > Exposure.

TV System Displays current video standard: NTSC or PAL. This setting cannot be changed via
web interface. You can only switch the video standard using the hardware switch.

Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level.

Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level.

Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level.

Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level.

Default All Image parameters: Pressing this button will restore all the image settings to the
defaults.
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4.2.5 Smart Encoding
On the Smart Encoding page you can specify a specific region of the video as more important, i.e., a
region of interest (ROI). When a ROI is specified, the camera will assign a higher number of bits to the
ROI area to deliver better video quality than non-ROI areas.
Note: The Smart Encoding function is only available when H.264 is selected for one of the streams.
Basic Settings
To define a smart encoding area, click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region of interest
and click Save Window to save the region. To cancel an area, click anywhere on the image.

Mode: Select Fixed ROI if you want to enable smart encoding function.

Priority: Select a priority level for the ROI.
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4.2.6 Smart Focus
In addition to observe the live view image to see if focus is achieved, you can also enable Smart Focus
to help you verify if focus is locked. If this function is enabled, whenever focus is achieved, the focus
window turns green.
Basic Settings
To focus on a desired subject using the Smart Focus function:
1. Click on the subject that you want to focus on and then click Save Window.
2. Check the Smart Focus Enabled box. This will turn the smart focus indicator to red.
3. Use the focal length and focus controls to optimize the focus. When focus is achieved, the indicator
turns green.
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4.2.7 Privacy Zone
Privacy Zone feature allows you to mask sensitive areas of the image for privacy protection. If enabled, it
will mask the live view and the recorded video clips/JPEG files.
To turn on the privacy zone function:
1. Click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region to be masked and then click Save
Window.
2. Select ON to turn on the Privacy Zone function. This will turn the masked area to black.
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4.2.8 ePTZ
Using the ePTZ function, you can use the pan, tile and zoom controls to steer the camera to a desired
position and focus on desired close-up areas, without moving the camera physically.
To use the ePTZ function:
1. On the Image > Codec page, make sure one of the streams are configured to use MJPEG codec and
D1 resolution.
2. On the main screen, a PTZ button will appear. After you click the ePTZ button, an ePTZ control panel
will appear where you can click the corresponding indicators to perform desired operations:




To zoom in/out: Click the +/- indicator repeatedly to zoom in/out the live view image.
To pan left/right: Click the left/right indicator to pan the viewing area. The pan function does not
work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
To tilt up/down: Click the up/down indicator to tilt the viewing area. The tilt function does not
work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
To preset to home: Click the home indicator and the image will return to the original view.
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4.3 Network
4.3.1 Basic

DHCP: If there is a DHCP server on the network and you enable this option, the server will
automatically assign an IP address and related information to the camera.
Note: If there is no DHCP server on your network or you prefer to manually assign an IP address
to your camera, leave this checkbox blank.

IP Address & Subnet Mask: If DHCP function is not enabled, you have to assign an IP address
with the subnet mask to the camera.

Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway if required. Please contact your network
administrator whether you need to set up the gateway.

DNS: Enter the IP address of a DNS server. If you enter a domain name instead of an IP address
in server-related fields, e.g., FTP, SMTP or NTP server, then the camera will need a DNS server
to translate domain names into an IP address that is actually used for communication on the
Internet.

HTTP Port: Use the standard HTTP port number 80 or alternatively specify another port number
between 1025 and 65535.
If you choose to use a non-standard port, and your camera on the LAN is to be accessible from
the Internet, then you must configure your router/firewall to forward incoming HTTP request to
that specified port (via NAPT/port forwarding settings).

MAC: Display the MAC address of the camera. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address,
which is indicated on the product label. It helps you to identify which camera is currently accessed,
particularly when multiple cameras are connected on your network.
4.3.2 FTP
To allow the camera to upload recorded video clip/JPEG files to a FTP server, you have to specify a FTP
server and configure related settings.
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
FTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of your FTP server.

FTP Server Port: Enter the port number of the FTP server.

User Name: Enter the user name to logon to the FTP server.

Password: Enter the password to logon to the FTP server.

File Upload Path: Specify the folder which has been created under FTP server root directory.
4.3.3 SMTP
To allow the camera to send you email notification on alarm when an event is triggered, you need to specify a
SMTP server to send the e-mail.

My Server Requires Authorization: If your SMTP server requires authorization to send e-mail,
enable this option.

SMTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of your SMTP server.

User Name: Enter the user name to logon to the SMTP server.

Password: Enter the password to logon to the SMTP server.

Sender: Enter the e-mail address to be shown as the sender of the notification e-mail.

Receiver: Enter the e-mail address to which the notification e-mail is sent.
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4.3.4 NTP
If you want your camera to synchronize its time clock with a NTP (Network Time Protocol) sever, configure the
NTP server settings here.

NTP Server: Enter the IP address or domain name of the NTP server you want to use.

Time Zone: Select a time zone in which the camera is located.

Automatically Adjust for Daylight Saving Time Changes: Check this check box if you want
the camera to adjust the daylight saving time automatically.
4.3.5 RTSP
RTSP is a standard for connecting a client to establish and control streaming data over the web. If you
want to allow third-party devices or software to access video/audio streams from the IP camera over the
network, you must configure the RTSP ports. You can provide five streams according to the specific
codec mode with different RTSP port.
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To use a RTSP player to access the camera’s streams, you have to use correct RTSP URL to request the
streams. Refer to the table below for RTSP URLs:
MJPEG Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8555/mjpeg
MJPEG Third
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8558/mjpeg
H.264 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8557/h264
H.264 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8556/h264
MPEG4 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:554/mpeg4
MPEG4 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8554/mpeg4
*Replace the IP address and the port number with your camera’s settings if otherwise configured.
4.3.6 ONVIF
ONVIF is a standard that ensures interoperability between IP-based physical security products regardless
of manufacturer. This camera is ONVIF compliant and you can configure whether the camera can be
found by other ONVIF compliant products and the related settings.

Discovery via ONVIF: Check this option if you want the camera to be discovered by other
ONVIF compliant devices in a network, e.g., an ONVIF compliant NVR.

Accept command/functionality outside of Discovery capability: If checked, the camera is
allowed to accept commands from ONVIF compliant product thus changing the camera’s
functionality.

User Authentication: If an ONVIF compliant product needs authentication for communication,
then you should enable this option.
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4.4 System
4.4.1 Date and Time
Current Time
Displays the current date and time of the camera. Date and time will update after you configure new
settings in the New Time section and click Save to apply the settings.
New Time
You can set the camera time by one of the following methods:

Set Manually: Manually enter your camera’s date and time settings in the given fields.

Synchronize with Computer Timer: Use this option to synchronize your camera’s date and time
with the computer timer.

Synchronize with NTP Server: Use this option to synchronize your camera’s date and time with
an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server, which is configured under Network > NTP.

Date format: Allows you specify a desired date format.
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4.4.2 Time Stamp
The Time Stamp function allows you to overlay the time stamp on video. If you enable the Time Stamp
function, the recorded video will also be added with time stamp.

Enable Date and Time Stamp: Check this box to enable or disable the date and time stamp on
images/video clips.

Date Format: Select the desired date format for the time stamp.
4.4.3 Firmware
Current Version Description: Displays current version of the firmware.
Specify the firmware to update: This function is designed to update the firmware of the camera. To
perform the firmware upgrade, follow these parameters:

Keep the network connected during the update process.

DO NOT turn off or restart the camera during the firmware update process.
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To upgrade the firmware:
1. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file.
2. Click the “Load Firmware to Camera” button to start upgrade.
3. When prompted, click OK to proceed.
4. Wait about 20~60 seconds until the file is successfully updated. Once update is completed, the
browser will show a message reads “Firmware update success”. Then it will take 60 seconds to restart
the camera.
5. The utility will automatically go back to live view screen after firmware has been updated successfully.
You can also perfume these tasks on the Firmware page:

Restart camera: Restart your camera. This will cause all streams to disconnect.

Factory Default: Reset all of the camera settings to the defaults, except network settings. After
you confirm to reset, the camera will reset and restart automatically. When complete, you will
return to the live view page.

Hardware Factory Default: Reset all of the camera parameters to the defaults, including the
network settings.
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4.4.4 User Management
The User Management page allows you to manage user accounts and access privileges.
User List
Displays the list of current user accounts of the camera. To delete a user account, select it from the list
and then click the Delete User button.
Add/Modify User
You can add a new user or modify current user’s account or authority.

To add a new user, enter the user name and password and specify the authority. Then click User
Add to add a user.

To modify password of existing user, enter the user name and modify the password.

Two roles can be specified:
-
Admin (Administrator): Can access all camera functions, pages and make configurations.
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Viewer (Guest): Can only access the live view page and take snapshot.
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4.4.5 Language
The Language drop-menu allows you to change the language of the web interface. Supported languages
include English, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. After you click Save, the
settings is applied and the browser will refresh to reflect the change.
4.4.6 Log
This page displays information about the camera’s operations and activities, including all the login and
alarm records.
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4.4.7 Audio

Audio Receiving: If a microphone is connected to the camera, you can select Enable to allow
the camera to record the audio and transmit to your PC. This enables you to hear the people
around the camera.

Audio Playing: If a speaker is connected to the camera, you can select Enable to allow the
camera to play the audio transmitted from your PC. This enables you to talk to people around the
camera.

Audio Volume: Allows you to adjust both the audio playing and recording volume of the camera.
Using the two-way audio function
Note that the two-way audio function is only active in the live view page using the web browser. To use
the two-way audio function:
1.
Make sure a speaker is connected to the Audio Out and a microphone is connected Audio In
connectors of the camera.
2.
Enter System > Audio and enable the Audio Receiving and Audio Playing functions. Then
adjust the audio volume.
To access the two-way audio streams:
1.
Make sure your computer is connected to a microphone and speaker. Enter the live view page
of the web-based utility.
2.
Speak into your microphone and the people around the camera should hear your sound.
3.
When people around the camera are talking to you, you should hear them from the speaker that
is connected to your computer.
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4.5 Event
When an event occurs, it triggers an alarm and the camera will take a pre-defined action, e.g., sending a
recorded video clip or JPEG files to a designated server. With this camera, an event can be triggered by
external alarm devices or the camera’s detection mechanism, including motion, blur, audio and Ethernet
detection.
Notes:
1.
For the actions regarding recording, scheduled recording takes top priority, Ethernet triggered
recording takes second, then other event triggered recording.
2.
Only one event will be handled at a time. If an event is already triggered, other event will be logged
to the system but no action will be taken.
4.5.1 Motion Detection
When motion detection is enabled, the camera detects motion under a pre-specified condition within a
designated area. When motion is detected, the camera will generate an alarm and then take a specified
action.
Note: To use the motion detection function, the following two conditions must be met:
1. You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
2. You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
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Configuration

Motion Sensitivity: Specify the sensitivity to moving objects before the camera triggers an alarm.
The higher the sensitivity, the slighter the movement is required to generate an alarm. You can
alternatively select User Define and enter a value from 1 to 100 in the Customized Threshold
field. When the motion within a specified area exceeds the threshold, an event is triggered.
When set to OFF, motion detection is disabled.
Motion Area Setting

Motion area setting: Click target squares displayed on the screen to define detection areas
Once configured, click “Save Motion Area” to save settings.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon motion detection:

OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.

FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to a FTP server when alarm is triggered.

SMTP: Notification e-mail with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to a SMTP server.

SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
4.5.2 External Alarms
If external alarm devices, e.g., sensors and alarms, are connected to the camera’s alarm input/output,
then you must use the following settings.
Basic Settings

Settings: Enable the Alarm I/O that is connected with external alarm devices.

Level: Set the (electricity) current as low or high to define the active state.
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Action
Specify the action to be taken when external alarm is triggered:

OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.

FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to a FTP server when alarm is triggered.

SMTP: Notification e-mail with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to a SMTP server.

SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Note: To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
4.5.3 Blur Detection
With blur detection function enabled, when the camera detects incidents that make video image blur, e.g.
redirection, blocking or defocusing, the camera will generate an alarm and then take an action you specify.
Note: To use the blur detection function, the following two conditions must be met:
1. You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
2. You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
Basic Settings

Blur Detection: Specify the level of blur in the video image before the camera triggers an alarm.
The higher the value, the slighter a blur is required to generate an alarm.
When set to OFF, blur detection is disabled.

Sensitivity: You can alternatively custom the camera’s sensitivity to a blur. The camera will judge
if the camera has been tampered based on the sensitivity threshold you specify.
Action

OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.

FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to a FTP server when alarm is triggered.

SMTP: Notification e-mail with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to a SMTP server.

SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
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4.5.4 Audio Detection
With audio detection function enabled, when the camera detects sound, the camera will generate an
alarm and then take an action you specify.
Configuration

Audio Sensitivity: Specify the camera’s sensitivity level to the audio signal. The higher the
sensitivity, the lower the volume is required to generate an alarm.
When set to OFF, audio detection is disabled.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:

OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.

FTP: Recorded video clip will be uploaded to a FTP server when the alarm is triggered.

SMTP: Notification e-mail attached with the recorded video clip will be sent to a SMTP server.

SD Card: Recorded video clip will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Note: To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
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4.5.5 Ethernet Detection
With Ethernet detection function enabled, when the camera detects an Ethernet disconnection, the
camera will generate an alarm and then take an action you specify.
Basic Settings

Trigger an Alarm When Ethernet is Disconnected: Specify whether to disable/enable this
function.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:

OFF: No action will be taken (but an alarm is logged).

SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card in AVI format when the alarm is
triggered.
Note: Regardless of your settings in Recording > SD card, when an Ethernet disconnection is
triggered, the video clip recording will always be saved in AVI format.
4.5.6 Event Management

Alarm Duration: Specify the duration of the alarm when an event is triggered.

Alarm Reset: Use this button to stop the current alarm and restart event detection again.
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4.6 Recording
Recording allows you to configure recording-related settings and schedule recording. The defaults are
listed in the table below:
4.6.1 Settings – Video Clip
Configure the duration and format of video to be recorded when an alarm is triggered.
Basic Settings

AVI Duration: Select video duration.
Note: If there is an SD card in the camera, then the AVI Duration option cannot be selected. In
order to specify or view the duration of AVI video clip, you have to remove the SD card first.

AVI Format: Select a desired video format. Available formats depend on the primary and
secondary streaming codec/resolution settings.
4.6.2 Settings – FTP
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Basic Settings
Displays current FTP settings, which are specified via Network > FTP.
Storage Settings

Upload File Numbers: Select the number of JPEG files to be uploaded to the FTP per event.

File Format: Select a format in which to upload the recorded video file to the FTP server when an
event has been triggered.
-
JPEG files: The camera will record specified number of JPEG files and upload to the FTP
server.
-
AVI files: The camera will record AVI files and upload to the FTP sever. For the duration and
AVI format, see Recording > Setting > Video File.
4.6.3 Settings – SMTP
SMTP Networking
Displays current SMTP settings, which are specified via Network > SMTP.
Storage Settings

Attached File Numbers: Configure how many JPEG images will be attached to the notification
e-mail. Use a lower number if SMTP server has a limited e-mail size.
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4.6.4 Settings – SD Card
Storage Settings

File Format: Specify the format of the video to be saved to the SD card when an event is
triggered.

Capacity/Usage: Shows the card capacity and the space usage percentage.

SD Card Format: Use this button to format the SD card. This option is not available if an SD card
has not been inserted in the camera.

SD Card Unmount: Use this button to un-mount the SD card. This option is not available if an
SD card has not been inserted in the camera.

SD Card Overwrite: If you want the SD card to recycle its space, please enable this option.
4.6.5 Period Settings
This screen allows you to schedule recordings to automatically start and end at specified time. Set the
automatic recording times by selecting the desired week days and times. Up to 7 scheduled recordings
can be set. After you set the schedule, click Save to SD Card to save the recorded video clips to SD card.
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Note: Scheduled recording always demands higher priority than alarm-based recording. When
scheduled recording is proceeding, alarm-based recording will be disabled.
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5. Using VLC Player to Access RTSP Streaming
Note 1: This information is provided for convenience only. We will not provide support for the installation
or use of VLC software.
Note 2: The IP address used in the document are the default URLs and are provided for example
purposes only. You will need to use an IP address that is appropriate for your network.
To use VLC player to view RTSP streaming, follow these step to proceed:
1. Download and install VLC Player (version 1.0.5) from http:\\www.videolan.org\vlc.
2. Launch VLC Player
3. Click Media _Open Network Stream.
4. On the ‘Network’ tab, choose RTSP under the ‘Protocol’ menu.
5. Enter the IP address of the stream that you want to view in the ‘Address’ field.
Default URL is as below:
MJPEG Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8555/mjpeg
MJPEG Third
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8558/mjpeg
H.264 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8557/h264
H.264 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8556/h264
MPEG4 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30/mpeg4
MPEG4 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8554/mpeg4
6. Click Play and you will see the image streaming.
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