User`s manual | Brick Computer CB-101A Security Camera User Manual

Megapixel (PoE) Cube Network Camera
CB-100A/CB-101A/CB-102A Series
User’s Manual
Quality Service Group
Product name:
Network Camera (CB-100A/CB-101A/CB-102A series)
Release Date:
2010/11
Manual Revision:
V1.0
Web site:
www.brickcom.com
Email:
technical@brickcom.com
info@brickcom.com
© 2010 Brickcom Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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Table of Contents
Before You Use This Product .......................................................................................... 0
FCC Warning .................................................................................................................. 0
Regulatory Information .................................................................................................... 1
Package Contents........................................................................................................... 0
Cube Network Camera Overview.................................................................................... 1
Device Appearance Description ...................................................................................... 4
LED Behavior .................................................................................................................. 6
Installation ....................................................................................................................... 8
System Requirements .............................................................................................. 8
Camera Connection ................................................................................................. 9
Software Installation ............................................................................................... 12
EasyConfig ...................................................................................................... 19
Accessing the Network Camera .................................................................................... 28
Check Network Settings ......................................................................................... 28
Add Password to Prevent Unauthorized Access .................................................... 28
Authentication......................................................................................................... 29
Installing the Plug-In ............................................................................................... 30
Live View....................................................................................................................... 31
Configuration................................................................................................................. 34
Camera/Video/Audio .............................................................................................. 34
Camera ............................................................................................................ 34
Video................................................................................................................ 36
Audio................................................................................................................ 39
Multicast........................................................................................................... 40
Privacy Mask Control ....................................................................................... 41
Network .................................................................................................................. 42
IP Settings ....................................................................................................... 42
UPnP ............................................................................................................... 43
DDNS (dynamic domain name service) ........................................................... 44
EasyLinkTM ....................................................................................................... 45
Wireless ........................................................................................................... 46
HTTP/HTTPS................................................................................................... 53
Event ...................................................................................................................... 55
Event Settings .................................................................................................. 55
Motion Detection .............................................................................................. 59
Digital Input (DI) ............................................................................................... 60
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PIR(*) ............................................................................................................... 61
Audio Detection ............................................................................................... 61
Notifications ............................................................................................................ 62
FTP Settings .................................................................................................... 62
E-mail Settings ................................................................................................. 63
Samba Settings ............................................................................................... 64
HTTP Settings ................................................................................................. 65
Digital Output (DO) .......................................................................................... 66
Video Clip ........................................................................................................ 66
Audio Clip(*)..................................................................................................... 67
LED Light(*) ..................................................................................................... 68
System ................................................................................................................... 69
System Log ...................................................................................................... 69
Date and Time ................................................................................................. 71
Device Information ........................................................................................... 72
Storage Management(*) ................................................................................... 73
LED Indicators ................................................................................................. 74
Maintenance ........................................................................................................... 75
User Management ........................................................................................... 75
Language ......................................................................................................... 76
IP Filter ............................................................................................................ 76
Firmware Upgrade ........................................................................................... 77
Configuration ................................................................................................... 77
Reset to Default ............................................................................................... 78
Reboot ............................................................................................................. 78
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Before You Use This Product
In many countries, there are laws prohibiting or restricting the use of surveillance
devices. This Network Camera is a high-performance, web-ready camera which can be
part of a flexible surveillance system. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the
operation of this camera is legal before installing this unit for its intended use.
Upon opening the product’s package, verify that all the accessories listed on the
“Package Contents” are included. Before installing the Network Camera, read the
warnings in the “Quick Installation Guide” to avoid misuse.
When installing the
Network Camera, carefully read and follow the instructions in the “Installation” chapters
to avoid damages due to faulty assembly or installation.
FCC Warning
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operations.
Regulatory Information
Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm
between the radiator & your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country
dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination.
The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.
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Package Contents
Please check to make sure the product package contains all the accessories listed
below.
a. Network Camera
CB-100A/CB-101A
b. Product CD
CB-102A
c. Camera Stand
CB-100A/CB-101A
d. Warranty Card
CB-102A
e. Terminal I/O Connector Block
f. Easy Installation Guide
g. 1.5m White Flat RJ-45 cable
h. Power Adapter(CB-100A)
(CB-100A)
Cube Network Camera Overview
The compact Brickcom (PoE) Cube network camera series offers a high quality, video
surveillance solution for residences and small businesses. EasyLinkTM is a feature of the (PoE)
Cube series which allows for users to simply plug in the camera to any home or small
business network and play the video.
This camera series offers a user-friendly and unique design which allows anyone without a
technical background to use it.
It features live video feed and two-way audio which can be
used over a local area network (LAN), through any internet browser, or via any 3G mobile
device.
PoE(Power over Ethernet) supported let camera(CB-101A/CB-102A) can receive
power through the same cable as for data transmission, which simplifies installation since
there in no power adapter needed. For external alarm and sensor devices, they can be
equipped via PoE Cube’s(CB-101A/CB-102A) DI/DO. The (PoE) Cube series features many
cutting edge functions and its fashionable, streamline design make it the perfect additional for
any home or office.
The Brickcom CB-102A is equipped with a CS mount which allows users to change the
camera lens. This interchangeable lens capability enables users to use a lens which gives
the exact angle of view or distance they desire.
Because of its many advanced features, the (PoE) Cube series has many versatile
applications.
Users can easily monitor the safety of their family members, pets, office,
valuables, and property.
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Small Office Surveillance –
Security systems for small offices can be expensive and difficult to install and maintain.
With the EasyConfig software, the (PoE) Cube series can easily be installed and
configured by anyone without extensive technical knowledge.
The video can be
reviewed remotely so business owners can monitor office safety and employee
productivity at all times.
Residence monitor –
Home owners worry about their house and property when they are away.
The (PoE)
Cube series has a built-in PIR sensor which can detect unauthorized movement in a
residence.
Once movement is detected, the illumination LED will be triggered and an
alert with a snapshot can be emailed or sent through an MMS to the user’s portable
device.
Elderly and Child Care –
A high concern for many people is the safety of elderly relatives and small children.
Users can use the (PoE) Cube series to ensure the safety of their loved ones by use of
the live view and intercom functions.
Pet Monitor –
The motion detection feature can be used to create forbidden areas in the home which
the pet should not enter when the owner is away.
If the camera records the pet entering
the region, a recorded message can be programmed to play and the owner will be
notified via email or MMS.
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Device Appearance Description
< Front & Rear view >
<CB-100A/CB-101A>
<CB-102A>
Adjustable Focal Lens
Built-in
Microphone
PIR(*)
Illumination LED(*)
Speaker(*)
Ethernet RJ45
Terminal I/O Connector
10/100 Socket
Reset Button
Reset Button
Power Connector
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<Side view>
Power LED
Status LED
Internet LED
Micro SD slot(*)
WPS button
WPS LED (WCB-100A)
(WCB-100A Only)
Firmware upgrade LED
Privacy button(*)
(CB-100A/CB-101A/CB-102A)
Privacy LED
NOTE - The WPS and Privacy buttons must first be enabled through the web GUI in
order to work. See page 41 for details on how to enable the Privacy button.
1. (*) These are optional features.
Please refer to the Product List for the full list of optional
features available for the product.
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LED Behavior
Function
LED Behavior
Description
Remark
Power
Continuous Illumination
Normal Operation
Top
(Blue)
Power
Powered off
Unlit
Top
(Blue)
1. Connected to switch by
Status
Ethernet or WiFi.
Continuous Illumination
Second (Blue)
2. Reset to default.
Status
1. Powered off
Unlit
2. No connection
Status
Second (Blue)
1. Upgrading F/W
2. Performing site survey
Second (Blue)
1. .Connecting to the
Status
network
Blinking
Second (Blue)
2. Restoring settings.
Internet
Continuous Illumination
Internet
Unlit
Firmware
Upgrade
Continuous Illumination
Connected to Internet
1. Powered off
2. No connection
Third (Blue)
Third (Blue)
Firmware successfully
CB-100A/CB-1
upgraded
01A/CB-102A
Fourth (Blue)
WPS
WPS in progress
WPS
WPS Connection Error
Privacy
Unlit
Privacy mask inactive
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WCB-100A
Fourth (Blue)
WCB-100A
Fourth (Blue)
Bottom(Red)
Hardware Reset
Reset Button
The Reset Button can be used to reboot the camera or restore it to factory default settings. If
the camera experiences a problem, rebooting the camera may correct the problem.
If the
problem remains, please restore the camera to factory default settings and reinstall the
software.
To Reboot - Press and hold the Reset Button for one second using a paper clip or thin object.
Wait for the camera to reboot.
To Restore – Press and hold the Reset Button for ten seconds until the LED light turns off.
When successful restored, the LED will be blue during normal operation.
NOTE - By restoring the camera, all settings will be restored to the factory default settings.
Micro-SD/SDHC Card Capacity
The network camera is compatible with Micro-SD/SDHC (Maximum 32GB) cards.
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Installation
System Requirements
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Computer:
IBM PC/AT Compatible
CPU:
Pentium 3GHz or faster
Memory:
1024 MB or more
Monitor:
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 24-bit True color or better
Network Interface:
10/100Mbps Network interface card must be installed
Web Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 or higher
Adobe Reader:
Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher
Audio:
The audio function will not work if a sound card is not installed in the PC. Audio may be
interrupted depending on network traffic.
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Camera Connection
<CB-100A>
1 Connect the supplied power cable from the camera to the power outlet.
2 Connect the camera to a switch via Ethernet cable.
<CB-101A/CB-102A>
3 Terminal I/O Connector Block Connection
3.1 The supplied terminal I/O connector block can be used to connect external devices,
such as sensors and alarms to the camera. Use the diagram above to attach the
external devices to the connector block.
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Attach the connector block to the terminal
connector on the camera.
2 Basic Connection (Without PoE)
2.1 Connect the camera to a switch using a standard Ethernet cable.
2.2 Connect the power adapter from the camera to a power outlet.
Note: DC12V 1A power adapter is required.
3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Connection
3.1 The CB-101A is PoE compliant, so there are two options for connecting the camera
to a power and Ethernet source.
The camera can either be connected to a
PoE-enabled switch or a non-PoE switch.
A. If using a PoE-enabled switch:
1. Use a single Ethernet cable to connect the camera to the PoE-enabled switch.
B. If using a non-PoE switch:
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5. Use a standard Ethernet cable to connect the camera to a PoE Injector.
6. Use a standard Ethernet cable to connect the PoE Injector to the non-PoE switch.
7. Use a standard power cable to connect the PoE Injector to a power outlet.
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Software Installation
In this manual, "User" refers to whoever has access to the Network Camera, and
"Administrator" refers to the person who can configure the camera and grant user access to
the camera.
After checking the hardware connection, run the Installation Wizard program included on the
product’s CDROM to automatically search the intranet for the camera. There may be many
cameras on the local network. Differentiate the cameras using the serial number which is
printed on the labels on the carton and the bottom of the camera.
1. Insert the Installation CD into the CD-ROM driver. Run Auto-Run Tool directly from
the CD-ROM to start the installation. When installing the Brickcom software kit for the
first time, select a desired language for the interface. The available languages are
listed in the scroll box. Click <Install> and follow the steps to install the EasyConfig
wizard on the desired computer.
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2. In the Install Shield Wizard dialog box, click <Next> to continue.
3. Read the End-User License Agreement and check the option “I accept the terms of the
license agreement”. Click <Next> to continue.
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4. Select either “Complete” setup or “Custom” setup to install the system.
a. If COMPLETE SETUP is selected:
i. All program features will be installed into the default directory. Check the
option “Complete” and then click <Next>.
ii. Select to create shortcuts. Click <Next> to continue.
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iii.
b.
The installation information will be displayed. Click <Next> to continue.
If CUSTOM SETUP is selected:
i.
This option is recommended for advanced users. It can be used to install the
system to a preferred directory or to select specific program feature(s).
ii.
Check the option “Custom”, and then click <Next>.
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iii. Select the features to install. Click <Next> to continue.
iv. Click <Change> to change the appointed folder where installation and
program files will be stored. Click <Next> to continue.
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v. Select programs to create shortcuts. Click <Next> to continue.
vi. The installation information will be displayed. Click <Next> to continue.
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5. To launch EasyConfig or PC-NVR Standard, select the application and click <Finish>.
When launching the PC-NVR program, please refer to the PC-NVR user manual.
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EasyConfig
To launch EasyConfig, select EasyConfig from the start menu. If Complete Setup type was
used in the software installation, an EasyConfig icon was installed on the desktop. Double
click to open the icon.
If Custom Setup type was used in the software installation and an EasyConfig icon was not
installed on the desktop, the program will be installed under C:\Program
Files\Brickcom\EasyConfig unless the program was saved to a preferred directory.
1. Click <Start> to continue.
in the intranet.
The program will automatically search for the camera
NOTE - Check “Skip the hardware installation guide” to skip checking the hardware
connection. To check the hardware installation settings, do not check the option box.
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2. Select either “Simple Mode” or “Professional Mode” to obtain the camera’s IP
settings. If “Simple Mode” is selected, EasyConfig will set up the connection
automatically. If “Professional Mode” is selected, the user will need to configure
the IP settings manually.
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3. There may be many cameras in the local network. Differentiate the cameras using
their UPnP name. Double click on the camera from the survey list to connect.
4. Enter the username and password of the camera.
username and password are “admin/admin.”
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For first time use, the default
5. For configuring the IP address settings, select either <Settings remain the same>,
<Automatically obtain an IP Address (DHCP)> or <Set IP Address configuration
manually>. The DHCP setting is recommended.
a. If <Set IP Address configuration manually> is selected, the following pages will be
displayed.
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6. If the camera supports the EasyLinkTM function, the following page will be
displayed. Otherwise, this page will not be shown. *If desired, click <Skip> to
skip this setting.
EasyLinkTM is a unique Brickcom function which allows users to assign a unique EasyLink
name to their network camera’s IP address. There is no need to configure the router to open
up ports or remember hard-to-memorize IP addresses.
Users can log onto
[uniqueEasyLinkname].mybrickcom.com to view the camera’s web GUI and live view.
1. Enter a unique EasyLink name whose length must be between 5-32 characters.
2. When finished, click the arrow button to continue.
NOTE - See page 44 for more details about the EasyLink function.
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7. When the IP address settings have been configured, the screen will either display a
successful or failed connection message. If the connection failed, either try again or
quit the installation.
a. If “DHCP IP address settings” was selected, the failure page will be displayed as
below:
b. If “Static IP address settings” was selected, the failure page will be displayed as
below:
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c. If the connection was successful, the user will see the message:
“Congratulations. The installation of the camera is complete.”
When this window is displayed, click <PC-NVR> to start the PC-NVR program, <Live
View> to view the live video from the connected IP camera, or <X> in the top right corner
of the screen to close the installation window. To run the PC-NVR program, please refer
to the PC-NVR user manual for more information.
Once installation is complete, the Administrator should proceed to the next section
"Accessing the Network Camera" for necessary changes and configurations.
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Accessing the Network Camera
Check Network Settings
The camera can be connected either before or immediately after the software installation. The
Administrator should complete the network settings on the configuration page, including
entering the correct subnet mask and IP address of gateway and DNS. Ask the network
administrator or Internet service provider for the detail information.
Add Password to Prevent Unauthorized Access
The Administrator should immediately implement a new password as a matter of
prudent security practice. For first time use, the user name and password for the
Administrator are assigned as “admin/admin”. After the Administrator changes the
Administrator password, the web browser will display an authentication window to confirm the
new password.
Once the password is set, there is no provision to recover the
Administrator’s password. If the Administrator’s password is lost, the only option is
to restore the original factory default settings.
The Administrator can set up a maximum of ten (10) user accounts. Users will be able to
access the Network Camera, but will not be allowed to access system configurations.
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Authentication
To access the camera’s live view, open a web browser and enter the IP address of the camera.
A dialog window will pop requesting a username and password.
As stated on the previous
page, for the default username and password for the Administrator are assigned as
“admin/admin”. For accounts other than the administrator’s account, the user can choose
to remember the password for future convenience.
It is not recommended to check this box
when viewing the camera feed from a public computer.
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Installing the Plug-In
For the initial access to the camera in Windows, the web browser may prompt the
administrator for permission to install a new plug-in for on Internet Explorer. Permission
request depends on the Internet security settings of the user’s PC or notebook. If the highest
security level is set, the computer may prohibit any installation and execution attempt. This
plug-in has been registered for certificate and is used to display the video in the browser.
Click on
to proceed. If the web browser does not allow the administrator to
continue the installation, check the Internet security option and lower the security levels or
contact the networking supervisor or IT for help.
NOTE – If an error occurred or the plug-in fails to install, it is because the version of the
Electronic Signature is newly released and the VeriSign has not been submitted to Microsoft
Windows update for validation. Therefore, plug-in will not have its root certificate.
If IE
discovers that there is no root certificate after the user’s PC connects to the camera, it will
automatically redirect to VeriSign Web site to download and install the latest root certificate to
make the installation successfully.
If the user’s computer is able to connect to camera but
unable to access the internet, then the installation will fail because the computer will not be
able to download the latest root certificate. This problem can be resolved if computer can be
connect to the internet and the camera at the same time and will not recur when Windows
update patches become available.
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Live View
NOTE - (*) These are optional features.
Please refer to the Product List for the full list of
optional features available for the product.
Live View is the default page that opens when accessing the camera. Live video is displayed
directly in the browser window.
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Stream1/Stream2 Channels
The network camera offers simultaneous dual stream for optimized quality and bandwidth. Go
to Configuration → Camera/Video/Audio → Video to configure the codec compression and
video resolution or refer to the Video configuration page.
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HTTP/TCP/UDP protocol
HTTP – This unicast method can be used to traverse firewalls.
Firewalls are commonly
configured to allow the HTTP protocol, thus allowing RTP to be tunneled.
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TCP - This protocol guarantees the complete delivery of streaming data and provides better
video quality. The downside of using this protocol is that the quality of its real-time effect is
less than that of the UDP protocol.
UDP - This protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However, network
packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be broken. Activate UDP
connection time-sensitive responses are more important than video quality.
LED Control – Use the drop-down menu to adjust the brightness of the camera’s LED.
/
Recording on/off - Displays the status of recording video
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MIC on /off - Displays the status of the MIC volume
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Speaker on/off - Displays the status of the Speaker
MD on/off - Displays the status of Motion Detection
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Brightness - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image brightness level.
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Mic volume - Drag the slider bar to adjust the microphone volume.
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Speaker volume - The built-in speaker will play sound from an audio clip from the
computer microphone when it is enabled.
For more Audio settings, please refer to the Audio configuration page.
Play or Stop - Play or stop the video.
Recording - Record video to a computer.
Snapshot - Capture and save still images.
Digital Zoom - Enable the digital zoom operation.
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Mirror - Horizontally reflect the display of the live video.
Flip - Vertically reflect the display of the live video.
Real Size - View the object in real size. Press it again to switch back to normal
mode.
Full Screen - Switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to return to normal
mode.
Motion Detection Alert - Enable the motion detection alert function.
Mute – Turn off the sound.
Talk(*) – To communicate through the camera using the computer MIC.
Set Default – Reset to default settings.
NOTE
1. The <Camera Control Panel> functions have no effect on the recorded video. Whatever
changes are made to the <Camera Control Panel> will not be applied to the recorded video.
2. The LED is not for continuous use and has an estimated life span of 30,000 hours.
3. The LED cannot be replaced.
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Configuration
Click <Configuration> on the main page to change the camera settings pages.
NOTE - Only Administrators can access the Configuration page.
Camera/Video/Audio
Camera
Brightness - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image brightness level from -5 to +5.
Contrast - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image contrast level from -5 to +5.
Sharpness - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image sharpness level from -5 to +5.
Saturation - Drag the slider bar to adjust the image saturation level from -5 to +5.
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Exposure Control
Sport – Select this option when monitoring rapid moving objects.
Normal – Select this option for normal monitoring conditions.
Night Vision – Select this option when monitoring at night or in low light conditions.
User Defined – Select this option to define the exposure manually.
AGC (Auto Gain Control) - The AGC can be set between 1X to 5X.
Set the Gain Rate
higher for a better video illumination, with 5X giving the best video illumination.
NOTE - higher gain rate may cause a higher judder or blur on fast moving images.
Shutter Speed
Fast – For high activity exposure function.
Normal – For normal exposure function.
Slow – For night vision exposure function.
AE Lock (Auto Exposure): The camera will automatically adjust the exposure to the
changes in ambient light.
De-Noise
Auto - The camera will automatically filter the frame-to-frame defects to reduce the visual
impact of blur.
The De-noise can be set between 1 to 3, with 3 giving the best video resolution.
Mirror and Flip
Mirror - Enable to horizontally reflect the display of the live video.
Flip - Enable to vertically reflect the display of the live video.
Flicker-Free – Eliminate the problem of flicker.
Click the Radio button to select outdoor or indoor mode based on the conditions.
Color Effect - Select to display color or black and white video streams.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Video
The Network Camera offers two separate streams for different viewing options.
Stream 1 & Stream 2
Video Codec - The Network Camera offers three choices of video codec standards for
real-time viewing: H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG.
Video Resolution - Select from the drop-down menu to choose the best resolution
recording settings.
Frame Rate - Select the frame rate from drop-down menu. When H.264 or MJPEG is
selected, the frame rate ranges from 1 to 30 fps. When MPEG-4 is selected, the frame
rate ranges from 1 to 15 fps. Set a higher frame rate for smoother video quality.
Video quality and bit rate - Choose either “quality” or “bitrate” to control the video quality
with video codec at H.264 or MPEG4. Only “quality” can be chosen when video codec at
MJPEG is selected. Set the bitrate higher for a better video quality.
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NOTE - a higher bitrate will use higher network bandwidth. The video quality can be
set between Level 1 to Level 6, with Level 6 producing the best image quality.
HTTP Transport – If MJPEG is used for Video Codec, users can enable HTTP Transport
protocol for video communication.
NOTE – HTTP Transport is for non-IE browser used only.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Video Overlay
Timestamp
To display the date and time on the screen during live view, check “Enable” to enable the
timestamp function and select the display position from the drop-down menu.
Text
To make a note about the camera, check “Enable” and select the display position from the
drop-down menu.
Enter a video description in the text box.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
NOTE - The video overlay will only takes effect in stream 1.
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RTSP Server
To utilize RTSP authentication, the user must first set a password for the camera.
RTSP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media. By default the port
number is set to 554.
Authentication - Depending on the network security requirements, the camera provides two
types of security settings for streaming via RTSP protocol: NONE and DIGEST.
If DIGEST authentication is selected, user credentials are encrypted using MD5 algorithm, thus
providing better protection against unauthorized access.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Save File Folder
Recording folder path - The destination for saving the recording video files. Click Browse to
specify the saving path.
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Snapshot folder path - The destination for saving the snapshot files. Click Browse to specify
the saving path and select the format from the drop-down menu.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Audio
The administrator can set up two separate streams for the camera for different viewing devices.
The administrator can enable or disable the audio function on either stream. If audio enable is
selected, select the Audio codec from the drop-down menu.
Advanced Settings
Camera Speaker – If the speaker is enabled, select the volume from the drop-down menu.
Echo Cancellation Enabled - Enable to avoid an echo.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Multicast
Multicast sends a video stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients to
acquire the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group address.
Therefore, multicast can effectively save Internet bandwidth. The RTSP (Real-Time Streaming
Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media.
Click “Enable” to enable Multicast stream 1 or Multicast stream 2. The default value for multicast
address and port are 234.1.2.3 and 10000. Use different port number for different streams. It is
recommended to use the default values.
NOTE - Using the IP address of the Network Camera enables access to the video.
Example: rtsp://192.168.1.1/channel1
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Privacy Mask Control
The Cube camera is equipped with a privacy feature which allows users to disable the video
recording when it is not needed. This application is particularly useful when the camera is
being used for home surveillance. With the privacy button, the user can have privacy while
they are going about their daily life.
Privacy Mask Control – Enable the Privacy Mask control to remotely disable live view and
recording from the camera.
Hardware Privacy Mask Button – Click to enable the privacy mask button on the camera.
If this feature is not enabled, the user will not be able to use the privacy mask button.
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Network
IP Settings
This section explains how to configure a wired network connection for the camera. There are
several ways to setup the camera over the Internet: (1) obtain an available dynamic IP address
assigned by a DHCP server, (2) use a static IP, or use PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet).
Select the desire setup mode from the IP settings drop-down menu.
1. DHCP –If this option is selected, the camera will automatically obtain an available
dynamic IP address from the DHCP server each time it connects to the LAN.
2. Static IP - Select this option to manually assign a static IP address to the camera. Enter
the static IP address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, Primary and Secondary DNS
provided by the ISP.
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3. PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet): Use this mode if connecting to the Internet
through a DSL Line.
NOTE - To utilize this feature, it requires an account provided
by an Internet Service Provider. Enter the user name and password provided by the ISP.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
UPnP
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) simplifies the process of adding a camera to a local area
network. Once connected to a LAN, the camera will automatically appear on the intranet.
Click “Enable” to enable this function and enter an UPnP name which the camera will appear
under on the intranet.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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DDNS (dynamic domain name service)
DDNS links a domain name to an IP address, allowing users to easily access their camera even
with a changing IP address.
Brickcom network cameras are compatible with two DDNS
service providers (1) DynDNS, and (2) TZO.
NOTE - Before utilizing this function; please
apply for a dynamic domain account from a DDNS provider.
DynDNS – Enable the DynDNS to allow the camera to have a fixed host and domain name.
Refer to the DynDNS website (www.dyndns.com) to apply for a dynamic domain account.
When an account has been created, enter the username, password and hostname.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
TZO
TZO is a DDNS provider which allows users to create a dynamic DNS.
Refer to the TZO
website (http://www.tzo.com/) to apply for a dynamic domain account. When an account has
been created, enter the e-mail address, password and domain name.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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EasyLinkTM
EasyLinkTM is a unique Brickcom function which allows users to assign a unique domain name
to their network camera’s IP address. There is no need to configure the router to open up
ports or remember hard-to-memorize IP addresses. When this function is enabled, users
can log onto [uniquedomainname].mybrickcom.com to view the camera’s web GUI and live
view.
1. Check the box to enable EasyLinkTM.
2. Enter a unique domain name whose length must be between 5-32 characters.
Verify
that the domain name is available.
3. Select a desired amount of time from the Refresh Time drop-down menu to confirm the
connection status.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
NOTE - The EasyLink function will not work if the following conditions occur:
1. The camera cannot be located behind a double NAT network.
2. The camera’s IP address cannot be assigned to specific port numbers using the
router’s port forwarding.
3. EasyLink uses UPnP to exchange port information with the router. The camera must
connect to the internet through a router which supports UPnP.
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Wireless
These settings control how a Network Camera interacts with a wireless network. Users can
identify the wireless network and enable wireless encryption.
NOTE – This function is only available for WCB models.
Basic Settings
Network Name (SSID) - The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the network name used to identify
the wireless signal emitted from a wireless camera.
It is case-sensitive and can be up to 32
characters long.
Wireless devices have a default SSID set by the factory. Brickcom wireless products use
Brickcom as the default name. It is recommended for users to rename their SSID to something
unique in order to distinguish their wireless device from surrounding wireless networks.
NOTE - Be careful when including personal information when naming the SSID as it is
viewable by anyone browsing for wireless networks.
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Security - Encryption protects data transmitted over a wireless network. Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA-Personal/WPA2-personal) and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) offer different
levels
of
security
for
wireless
communication.
A
network
encrypted
with
WPA-Personal/WPA2-personal is more secure than a network encrypted with WEP because
WPA-Personal/WPA2-personal uses dynamic key encryption. To protect the information as it
passes through the airwaves, it is recommended to enable the highest level of encryption
supported by the network equipment.
Site Survey – Survey the local area for available wireless networks.
their Local Area Network (LAN) from the Site Survey List.
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The user should select
WEP- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a basic encryption method which transmits network
broadcast messages using radio signals. It is not as secure as WPA.
Tx Key - Select a key from the drop-down menu.
WEP Encryption - Select a level of WEP encryption: 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex
digits. The default is 64 bits 10 hex digits.
Key 1-4 - Enter the WEP key(s) manually.
Authentication - The default is set to Open System, which allows either Shared Key or Auto
authentication to be used. With Shared Key authentication, the sender and recipient use a WEP
key for authentication. With Auto authentication, the sender and the recipient do not use a WEP
key for authentication.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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WPA-Personal - WiFi Protected Access (WPA)-Personal
Encryption - Supports two encryption methods with dynamic encryption keys: Temporal Key
Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Select the algorithm type
from the drop down menu: TKIP or AES. The default is TKIP.
Shared Key - Enter the key shared between the Router and the server keys. Enter a password
of 8-63 characters.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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WPA2-Persona l - WiFi Protected Access (WPA2-Personal)
Encryption - WPA2 supports AES encryption method with dynamic encryption keys.
Shared Key - Enter the key shared between the Router and the server keys. Enter a password
of 8-63 characters.
NOTE - If using WPA or WPA2, each device in the wireless network must use the same
WPA or WPA2 method and shared key or else the network will not function properly.
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Advanced Settings
Network Mode - From the drop-down menu, select the wireless standards running on the
network.
If there are Wireless-B, Wireless-G and Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on the network, use the
default setting, BGN-Mixed.
If there are Wireless-B and Wireless-G devices on the network, select BG-Mixed.
If there are only Wireless-B devices on the network, select Wireless-B Only.
If there are only Wireless-G devices on the network, select Wireless-G Only.
If there are only Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on the network, select Wireless-N Only.
(*)If there are Wireless-A and Wireless-N devices on the network, select AN-Mixed.
(*)If there are Wireless-A, Wireless-B, Wireless-G and Wireless-N (2.4GHz) devices on the
network, use the default setting, ABGN-Mixed.
(*)If there are only Wireless-A devices on the network, select Wireless-A Only.
Radio Band - The settings are available for the Auto-20/40MHz channel and Standard-20 MHz
channel.
Enable WMM (802.1e QoS) - WMM is a wireless Quality of Service feature that improves
quality for audio, video, and voice applications by prioritizing wireless traffic. To use this feature,
the wireless client devices on the network must support Wireless WMM. The default setting is
Enabled. To disable this feature, select Disable.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Use this method if the client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN number.
1. Enter the network name from the device in the field.
2. Click <Register> to start WPS.
3. Click “Enable” to enable the WPS Button.
If this feature is not enabled, the user will not
be able to use the WPS button
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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HTTP/HTTPS
HTTP – (HyperText Transfer Protocol) - This protocol allows for TCP protocol quality without
having to open specific ports for streaming. Users inside a firewall can utilize this protocol to
allow streaming data through.
HTTPS - (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) - This protocol allows authentication and
encrypted communication over SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data
transmission over the Internet on a higher security level than HTTP.
Click “Enable” to enable and Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
.
To enable HTTPS, users have to create and install a certificate.
1. Click “Continue to this website” to install.
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2. Enter the User name and Password of the camera
3. Click “Certificate Error” on the top right corner of the window to view the certificate.
4. Click “Install Certificate” and follow the steps to finish the installation.
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Event
Event Settings
When an event (such as unauthorized movement) occurs, the camera can be scheduled to
perform certain actions.
An Event Type is a set of parameters that defines these actions.
This section describes how to configure the camera to perform certain actions when events
occur.
Click <Add Event> on the Event Settings page. The Event Setup page will appear.
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How to Set Up an Event Schedule
Event Schedule describes how and when the camera performs certain actions.
1. Check “Enable” and enter a descriptive name for the event schedule.
2. Set Event Schedule to define when the event is activated by selecting from Always (24
hours), Schedule or Recurrence pattern.
a. If Schedule is selected from the Event Schedule, the following page will be
displayed:
i. A Scheduled Event can be programmed for certain times and day.
Click
individual boxes to schedule specific times for the camera to detect
events.
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b. If Recurrence Pattern is selected, the following page will be displayed.
i. An event schedule can be programmed to recur at different times
according to the user’s needs. Select the days for the event schedule to
occur. Select a start time and specify the duration.
3. Define what will trigger an event to occur by selecting an option from the Event
drop-down list.
4. Select the Actions that will occur when the event is triggered.
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a. When <Send to Email> is selected, the following page will be shown:
i. From - Enter the email address of the sender.
ii. To - Enter the email address of the recipient. To enter multiple recipients,
separate each using a comma.
iii. Sender’s Name – Enter the sender’s name that will appear in the
recipient’s inbox.
iv. Subject - Enter the title of the email.
5. When complete, click Apply to save new event or Cancel to delete the event. The new
event will appear on the event list.
6. To edit an event setting; select the event from the list. To remove an event setting from
the list, select an event name from the list and then click <Delete Event>. Click <Add
Event> to add more events.
NOTE - Refer to the Audio Clip section for more details about the “Play Audio Clip” action.
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Motion Detection
Motion can be detected by measuring changes in the speed or vector of an object or objects in
the monitored area. This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to enable
motion detection.
Detection Setting – Use this setting to enable and define the motion detection windows. The
user can defined up to three areas on the live view window for motion detection.
1.
Select <Win1>, <Win2>, or <Win3> to adjust the motion detection window.
2.
Check the box to enable the window.
3.
Use the mouse to resize or move the motion detection window.
4.
Adjust the “Sensitivity” level.
Lower sensitivity levels will result in more activity needed
to trigger an event.
5.
Adjust the “Threshold” to change the threshold level. The higher the threshold, the
larger objects need to be to trigger an event.
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6.
The chart below the Live View window indicates the activity level of the Motion
Detection window. When motion is detected by the camera and exceeds the defined
threshold, a red bar will appear. Users can use this feature as a trigger source to send
photos or videos to a remote server via email or FTP.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
Digital Input (DI)
The DI socket allows the IP camera to receive input from an external device.
The external device should have the ability to drive voltage on the connected DI wire to the
triggering voltage level in order to notify the IP camera of any event of interest. The IP camera
will then process the event notification according to the specific event rules.
Triggering voltage Level:
LOW or HIGH
Users should select the option according to the capability of their external device.
NOTE – This function is only available for CB-101A and CB-102A models.
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PIR(*)
The PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of
view.
This can be used to detect a moving object, such as a person, in dimly lit areas.
Sensitivity – Adjust the sensitivity of the PIR Sensor from the drop down menu. The sensitivity
can be set from 10 - 100%; with the default sensitivity set at 50%. Higher sensitivity levels will
increase the range of the PIR Sensor. When the sensitivity level is set to 100%, the PIR
sensor will be able to detect moving objects within six meters.
Audio Detection
Users can schedule an event to be triggered if there is a change in the sound level of a
monitored area.
Audio detection can be used to measure change in the ambient voice. Select
the sensitivity from the drop-down menu.
Sensitivity - is used to adjust the sensitivity of the sound level from 10 - 100%. The default
sensitivity is 50%.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Notifications
Use the tools in this section to specify what type of notification will be sent when an event
occurs. The camera can send buffered images to an FTP server, Samba, Email, or HTTP.
FTP Settings
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used as an application component to automatically transfer
files for program internal functions. Select “Primary FTP Server” from the Server Selection
drop down menu to send media files to a FTP server when an event is triggered.
the FTP IP address or hostname.
Enter
By default, the FTP port server is set to 21. Enter the
account name, password and FTP Path to configure the settings.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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E-mail Settings
Select “Primary Email Server” option from the Server Selection drop down menu to send
media files to an email server when an event is triggered.
SMTP Server - Enter the server host name of the email server.
SMTP Port - Enter the port number of the email server; by default, the SMTP port is set to
25.
Authentication - Select the authentication type from the drop-down menu.
Email Account - Enter the user name of the email account if necessary.
Email Password - Enter the password of the email account if necessary.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Samba Settings
Select this option to send the media files via a network neighborhood when an event is
triggered.
Server Address - Enter the IP address of the Samba server.
User Name - Enter the user name of the Samba server.
Password - Enter the password of the Samba server.
WorkGroup - Enter the workgroup of the Samba server.
Shared Folder - Enter the share folder of the Samba server.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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HTTP Settings
Select this option to send the media files via an HTTP notification when an event is triggered.
URL –Specify the URL to send HTTP requests.
The URL is normally written as:
http://ip_address/ notification.cgi?parameter
ip_address – type the IP address or host name of the HTTP host.
Parameter – type the notification parameter if necessary.
Example
URL - http://192.168.1.1/xxxx.cgi
Message - name1=value1&name2=vlaue2
Result - http://192.168.1.1/xxxx.cgi? name1=value1&name2=vlaue2
Ex:
https://192.168.1.1/notification.cgi?event=MD&camera=FB-100A
Message - Enter the message notification that will be sent when an event is triggered.
Enter the user name and password if necessary.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Digital Output (DO)
The DO socket allows the IP camera to send output to an external device. While executing the
DO notification action, the IP camera drives voltage on the connected DO wire to the
triggering voltage level for X number of seconds. The connected external device will then be
triggered for X number of seconds.
Triggered Voltage Level - OPEN or GROUND
Users should select the option according to the specification of their external device.
NOTE – This function is only available for CB-101A and CB-102A models.
Video Clip
This function is used to determine when video clips will be recorded and stored after an event is
triggered.
Pre-alarm buffer - Images can be stored internally on the server from the time immediately
preceding the trigger. Enter the desired length of time.
Post-alarm buffer - Images can be stored internally on the server from the time immediately
following the trigger.
Enter the desired length of time.
Maximum buffer size –Specify the maximum file size allowed.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Audio Clip(*)
Audio Recording – Audio clips can be recording and played when an event occurs.
Click Browse to import a file from a local hard drive or network disk.
Select the file and click
NOTE – The camera can only play audio clips which are saved as .wav files
Import.
with G.711 u-law encoding in 8000 Hz sampling rate.
To record a new clip using the camera's microphone:
1. File Name-Enter a file name.
2. Duration - Enter the number of seconds to record.
3. Click Record to record the new audio clip.
4. The new audio clip will appear on the audio clip list.
5. Select an audio clip file from the Audio Clip List.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Play- Select to hear the audio clip
Stop- Select to stop playing the audio clip.
Delete- Select to delete an audio clip.
Export- Select to export the audio clip to a local hard drive or network disk.
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LED Light(*)
Mode – Select “Keep active during event” or “Keep active for” a specific amount of time when an
event is triggered.
LED Control - The LED on the front of the camera can be set to flash at a configurable interval
when an event is triggered.
From the Activate drop down menu, select a percentage which
the LED will brighten to. When the LED reaches the selected percentage, it can be configure
to fade to off or turn off.
Select the option from the Inactive menu.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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System
System Log
Log – Set up the camera to record a system log when an event is triggered.
This page displays the system’s log in chronological order. The system log is stored in the
camera’s buffer area and will be overwritten when the buffer area is full.
Click Retrieve to retrieve the log or click Save to file to save the system log.
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Remote Logging
The user can configure the camera to send the system log file to a remote server as a log
backup.
Click to enable remote log and enter the IP address of the remote server.
Enter the port number of the remote server.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Date and Time
Manual – Manually enter the date and time.
Clone from PC – The camera will sync with the time, date and time zone of the computer
used to modify the camera settings.
Check “Clone” to utilize this option. The read-only
date and time of the PC will be displayed.
NTP – (Network Time Protocol) - NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of a
computer system. Select to update the time with a NTP server on an hourly, daily,
weekly, or monthly basis.
Time Zone – Select the local time zone from drop-down menu.
NTP Server 1 and Server 2 - Enter the address of the NTP server
Daylight Saving - Enable this option to automatically update for Daylight Savings Time.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Device Information
System Information – Displays the complete system information of the camera.
Network Settings –Displays the complete network settings information of the camera.
Video/Audio Settings –Displays the complete video/audio settings information of the
camera.
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Storage Management(*)
Storage Management is used to view all the recorded files on the Micro-SD/SDHC card.
Click Reload to refresh the list of recorded files.
Click Remove to safely remove the Micro-SD/SDHC memory card.
Click Format to format the Micro-SD/SDHC memory card.
Left click on the folder to list the recorded files. The user can either play the snapshot of the
recorded files by moving the mouse pointer over the file or double click on a file to play it.
Right click on the folder to download, play or delete the recorded files.
NOTE – The user may need to install QuickTime multimedia framework to play the
video clips.
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Advanced Settings
Automatic Recycle(*) – Enable to automatically overwrite older files when the available
space remaining on the Micro-SD/SDHC card is less than 100MB. If the Automatic Recycle
function is disabled, there must be at least 50MB hard drive space available for the camera to
be able to record video files.
Offline Record – Enable to keep recording if the Network Camera is offline.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
LED Indicators
The LED on the front of the camera can be configured to remain unlit. Check “OFF” to enable
this function.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Maintenance
User Management
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple accounts.
The administrator account name is “admin”, which is permanent and cannot be deleted.
Click Add to create an account.
Enter the new user’s name, password and confirm password. Administrators can add up to 10
user accounts.
Select the privilege level for the new user account from the drop-down list. Privilege levels can
be assigned as:
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
Administrator - user has access to view and change the Configuration page. Users with
administrator privilege can change other user’s access rights and delete user accounts.
Click Delete or Update to delete or modify a user’s account.

Viewer - user can only access the main page for live viewing.

Remote Viewer - user can only access the main page for live viewing using
TCP protocol.
Language
Select the desired language from the drop-down menu.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
IP Filter
The IP Filter is used to filter the IP addresses which are able to access the network camera.
Enable the IP Filter and select to allow or deny a range of IP addresses access to the server.
Click Add to list to add the IP range to the IP filter list.
Click Apply to apply settings or Cancel to cancel changes.
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Firmware Upgrade
This feature allows the user to upgrade the camera firmware. It will take a few minutes to
complete the process.
NOTE - Do not power off the camera or camera during the upgrade.
Upgrade - Click Browse… and specify the firmware file. Click Upgrade. The camera will
begin upgrading and will reboot automatically when the upgrade is finished.
Configuration
This feature allows the user to export/import the configuration files of the network camera.
Import/Export - Click export to pop up a dialog to indicate the location and file to export.
Click browse to indicate the location and file of the camera configuration and click import
to import the configuration file back into the network camera.
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Reset to Default
Click Apply to restore the network camera to factory default setting.
Reboot
This feature will reboot the camera. Click Apply to begin.
device will reboot.
A message will pop up asking “The
Are you sure?” Click “OK” to continue. The camera will take about one
minute to reboot.
The following message will show during the rebooting process.
When completed, the live video page will be displayed in the web browser.
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