User`s manual | First Alert HS-4700-S Security Camera User Manual

Indoor/Outdoor Analog Wired
Cameras with 7” LCD Monitor and
Built-In DVR
Model HS-4700-S
USER'S MANUAL
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continuing product development, the product inside the packaging may look slightly different than
the one on the package.
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Table of Contents
Safety ............................................................................................................................... 1
Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................................... 1
FCC Compliance ............................................................................................................................. 1
Disposal ........................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting to Know Your HS-4700-S System ..................................................................... 3
Check Package Contents.................................................................................................................. 3
About the DVR ................................................................................................................................ 4
Front Panel Controls ................................................................................................................ 4
Rear Panel Interface................................................................................................................. 5
About the Remote Control............................................................................................................... 5
About the Cameras .......................................................................................................................... 6
Setting Up Your HS-4700-S System ............................................................................... 7
Installing and Connecting the Cameras ........................................................................................... 7
Connecting the DVR........................................................................................................................ 9
Operating Menus ........................................................................................................... 10
Start Up.......................................................................................................................................... 10
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................... 10
HDD – Hard Disk Management .................................................................................................... 11
Record Menu ................................................................................................................................. 12
Record Parameters (RecPara) ................................................................................................ 13
Schedule Record .................................................................................................................... 14
Manual Record....................................................................................................................... 15
Playback and Search ...................................................................................................................... 16
Search Results........................................................................................................................ 17
Playback................................................................................................................................. 18
Motion Menu ................................................................................................................................. 19
Motion Related ...................................................................................................................... 19
Motion Schedule .................................................................................................................... 20
PTZ (option) .................................................................................................................................. 21
PTZ Control (option) ..................................................................................................................... 22
Search Logs ................................................................................................................................... 23
System Menu ................................................................................................................................. 24
Configure ............................................................................................................................... 24
Modify Password ................................................................................................................... 25
Date & Time........................................................................................................................... 26
Default ................................................................................................................................... 27
Reset....................................................................................................................................... 27
System Variation .................................................................................................................... 28
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DVR Client...................................................................................................................... 29
Installation ..................................................................................................................................... 29
Record Searching........................................................................................................................... 29
Playback Control.................................................................................................................... 30
Update............................................................................................................................................ 31
Input the Upgrade File ........................................................................................................... 31
System Upgrades ................................................................................................................... 32
Delete System Files from HDD ..................................................................................................... 32
Select Backup File ......................................................................................................................... 33
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................ 34
Technical Information ................................................................................................... 36
General........................................................................................................................................... 36
Camera........................................................................................................................................... 36
DVR and Video.............................................................................................................................. 37
Warranty......................................................................................................................... 38
Product Limited Warranty.............................................................................................................. 38
Warranty Exclusions ...................................................................................................................... 38
Obtaining Service .......................................................................................................................... 39
Safety
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Do not drop, puncture, or disassemble the camera or monitor.

Never tug on the power adapter. Use the plug to remove it from the wall.
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Do not expose the camera or monitor to high temperatures.
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Use the device with care. Avoid pressing hard on the camera body.
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Do not crush or damage the power cable.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjected to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with 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 residential installations. 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 with a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.


Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
received is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.
Notice: Changes or modifications to the product could void the user's
authority to operate the product.
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DISPOSAL
These symbols indicate that it is prohibited to dispose of these batteries in
the household waste. You can take spent batteries that can no longer be
charged to the designated collection points in your community.
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Getting to Know
Your HS-4700-S System
Congratulations on purchasing your First Alert Security Camera product. First Alert has
been helping families and businesses stay safe for over 50 years. By having a First Alert
Security Camera, you’re taking the first step in protecting your home or business from
damage or theft. We’re watching, even when you’re not.
CHECK PACKAGE CONTENTS
After unpacking the carton, check the contents for damage. Contact your supplier or dealer
immediately if any part is missing or damaged. Your Model HS-4700-S security system
consists of:

7” LCD monitor with 320GB MJPEG DVR system (1)
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Wired indoor/outdoor cameras (4)
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Camera stands (4)
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Mounting kits (4)
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60 ft BNC cable (4)
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Remote control (1)
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Mouse (1)
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USB cable (1)
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Power supply (1)
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Installation CD (1)
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User's manual (1)
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ABOUT THE DVR
The Model HS-4700-S security system has a 7” LCD monitor with built-in 320GB MJPEG
DVR. The features of the front and rear panels follow.
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
1
2
4
3
6
7
5
8
9
14
10 11 12 13
1
Channel switch buttons (4)
8
Arrow buttons (4)
2
Four-screen display button
9
ENTER button
3
Manual record button
10
Power indicator
4
Menu button
11
Run indicator
5
PTZ control button*
12
Record status indicator
6
Play button
13
USB status indicator
7
ESC button
14
LCD power switch
* Cameras supplied with HS-4700-S system are not equipped with PTZ feature.
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REAR PANEL INTERFACE
VOUT-1
VIN-2
VIN-4
U
S
B
DC1
DC2
DC3
DC4
DC
OUT
P
C
GND
VOUT-2
VIN-1
VIN-3
PS2
485R485R+
485T485T+
DC12V
USB PC
USB connection to PC
PS2
Serial port to PC for mouse
485T / 485R
PTZ connector*
VOUT1, 2
Video output connector
VIN-1, 2, 3, 4
Camera video input
DC1, 2, 3, 4
DC 12V output power for cameras
DC 12V
DC input power to DVR system
ABOUT THE REMOTE CONTROL
quad-screen select
camera select (1–4)
PTZ menu select*
menu select
clear
enter (select)
arrow select buttons (4)
escape
record
video play controls
picture-in-picture (separate from video play)
* Cameras supplied with HS-4700-S system are not equipped with PTZ feature.
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ABOUT THE CAMERAS
The Model HS-4700-S security system includes four wired indoor/outdoor color CMOS
security cameras, camera stands, mounting kits, and 60 feet of BNC cables.
IR LEDs
camera lens
camera stand
mounting bracket
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Setting Up
Your HS-4700-S System
This chapter provides instructions on installing and connecting the cameras supplied with the
system and connecting the DVR.
INSTALLING AND CONNECTING THE CAMERAS
Here are some general safety and installation tips when installing the cameras:
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1
Do not attempt to open a camera. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
When using power tools wear safety goggles. Before drilling holes through a
wall or ceiling, check for hidden electricity cables and water pipes.
When installing a camera on an external wall, pass the power cable through the
wall as close as possible to the camera to reduce the chance of tampering. After
drilling any hole though an external wall for cable, make sure the hole is sealed
around the cable.
Select the position for the camera and install a mounting bracket (supplied).
Screws and anchors are supplied. Use an appropriate screw type for the mounting surface.
2
Screw the camera onto the bracket. Tighten the lock nut to secure the camera on
the bracket.
lock nut
thumb bolt
camera mounting bracket
3
Adjust camera to the proper view angle. Make sure the lens is upright relative to your
subject. Tighten the thumb bolt.
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4
Connect the camera power and video connectors to the corresponding connectors on
the BNC cable (supplied).
The connectors on the cables are not weather resistant and should be sheltered from
moisture, rain and sunlight.
power supply
BNC cable
video cable
5
Connect the power cable from the camera to the DC1 connector on the rear of the
DVR. Connect the video cable to the VIN1 connector. Repeat connection for all four
cameras.
to camera power
to camera video
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CONNECTING THE DVR
1
Connect the mouse to the PS2 port on the DVR prior to plugging in DVR power
supply.
2
Connect the cable of the power supply adapter to the DC 12V connector on the DVR.
3
Plug the power supply into an electrical outlet. The DVR automatically powers on
when plugged in.
to computer
USB port
to electrical
power receptacle
to mouse
4
(optional) Attach a ground wire from the GND connector on the DVR to an
appropriate ground (e.g., mounting screw on the receptacle cover plate).
5
Press the LCD Power button on the front of the DVR to turn on display. This button
only controls the display, not the DVR unit.
The POWER indicator light on the front panel will light. When system initialization (boot up)
is complete, the image from each active camera will display on the quad-screen monitor. The
RUN indicator will flash when the system is operating in normal mode.
Note: Be sure to connect all components to the monitor prior to plugging in unit.
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(optional) The DVR can be connected to an external display (i.e. television or
computer monitor) to view live video feed via the Video Out connection. Though the
DVR screen is programmed to shut off after 30 minutes to protect the display from
overheating, the video feed will continue without interruption if connected to an
external display.
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Operating Menus
This chapter provides information about the menu screens on the LCD monitor. The screens
are used to control the various functions of the DVR system. The user selects options from a
series of menus and executes the actions by using the keypad on the DVR, the mouse, or the
remote control.
START UP
Before turning the system on, make sure all components (camera, mouse, and DVR) are
connected properly.
When the DVR is powered on, the power indicator light on the front panel will light. After
the system boots-up, the camera image for each active camera will display on the quadscreen monitor. The screen displays the date, time, and channel number.
Click the left mouse button or use the panel buttons to display a single-channel preview
screen. Press the ESC button or re-click the left mouse button to return to the four-screen
preview.
MAIN MENU
Use the Main Menu to access the operating and programming menus. The options are:

HDD

Record

Playback

Motion

PTZ and PTZ Ctrl*

Log

System
The screen display options are: picture-in-picture, four-picture, and language. The selected
option displays in the shortcut menu at the bottom of the screen. Use the right/left arrow
buttons to toggle between icons. Press the ENTER button on the DVR or click the left
mouse button to select an option.
* Cameras supplied with HS-4700-S system are not equipped with PTZ feature.
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date/time
menu
options
PIP screen
display
quad screen
display
language
HDD – HARD DISK MANAGEMENT
Access the HDD menu from the Main Menu. Use this menu to check hard drive status,
capacity, available free space, and usage. The system supports hard drives up to a
maximum of 1000 GB.
Note: Stop all recording before formatting a hard drive. Formatting erases all of
the information on the hard drive.
Overwrite
Status
Active
Capacity
305245.34M
Free
305109.34M
Used
0%
FORMAT
OK
CANCEL
Overwrite
Select "X" in box to overwrite existing files when
storage area is full. Overwrites oldest data first.
Status
Hard disk status: Active or Inactive.
Capacity
Total capacity of hard disk.
Free
Amount of hard disk space available.
Used
Amount of hard disk space already used.
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FORMAT
Click to begin formatting. A pop up message
“formatted the hard disk” will confirm whether or
not the new hard disk is formatted. It will remove
all video files but will not destroy program files.
OK
Click to save the System setup options and return
to the Main Menu
CANCEL
Click to keep the existing System setup options and
return to the Main Menu
RECORD MENU
Access the Record Menu from the Main Menu. Use this menu to set up the record
parameters (RecPara), record schedule, and to manually record (ManualRec) from any of
the cameras.
RecPara
Schedule
ManualRec
Exit
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RECORD PARAMETERS (RECPARA)
Channel
CH1
Name
CH1
Brightness
50
Quality
LOW
Contrast
50
Saturation
50
FrameNum
APPLY TO
15
CH1
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Select channel 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Name
User-defined channel name.
Quality
Select one of five video quality options: minimum,
low, medium, high, and highest.
Frame Num
Select one of six frame options: 01, 03, 05, 10, 15,
and 30 fps (frames per second).
Brightness
Set range from 00-99; default setting is 50.
Contrast
Set range from 00-99; default setting is 50.
Saturation
Set range from 00-99; default setting is 50.
APPLY TO
Set current channel options and apply to other
channels; select a channel number, then click the
APPLY TO button.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to the
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
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SCHEDULE RECORD
Channel
CH1
Red : On
Mon
Green :Off
Wed
Fri
Sun
0
6
12
18
CH1
APPLY TO
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Select channel 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Setting
Method
The interface box shows 7-lines (for 7 days from
Monday to Sunday), 24 (for 24 hours, from left to
right, 00 am to 23 points) for 24 hour time. To
choose an option, Press the Menu button or click
the mouse button and drag the mouse to select a
time period: green indicates “not selected” and red
indicates the “selected” time.
APPLY TO
Set the current channel options in the goal box and
apply them to another channel. Select the channel
number, and click the APPLY TO button.
OK
Click to save system options and return to Main
Menu.
CANCEL
Click keep existing system options and return to
Main Menu.
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MANUAL RECORD
To view the setup options, press the Manual Record button or the Record button on the
front panel or remote control.
Channel
Status
1
REC
2
IDLE
3
IDLE
4
IDLE
Rec
X
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Select channel 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Status
Display the status of the selected channel. If the
system is recording, the status is “REC; if not
recording, the status is IDLE.
Rec
Select "X" in box to record channel video
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
When the system is recording, the front panel REC indicator will be lit and a green dot will
display in the right corner of the preview picture for this channel.
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
If the DVR turns off due to loss of power while the system is recording, the
system will start recording automatically when the power is restored.
The system cannot record if the DVR does not have a hard disk, the hard disk is
being formatted, or the hard disk is full.
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PLAYBACK AND SEARCH
Access Play (Search Files) from the Main Menu. Use this menu to search and playback
video recorded from any of the cameras.
Channel
1: X 2: X 3: X 4: X
Start
01-01-2010
00 : 00 : 00
End
12-31-2010
23 : 59 : 59
Event
MAN : X
SCH :
MTD :
SEARCH
PLAY
CANCEL
Channel
Select a channel 1, 2, 3, or 4. “X” indicates
selected.
Start Time
Select the start time to begin the search function.
End Time
Select the end time to quit the search function.
Event
Select the search mode: manual, schedule, and
motion. "X” indicates selected.
SEARCH
Search a recording based on selected options
(above) including: serial number, channel, video
recording start time, etc. In the search list, click
PAGE to select the input page number or click
PREV and NEXT to change the page. Move the
active frame using the left and right buttons on the
panel or mouse. To locate listed frame files, press
the Up and Down arrow buttons or click the left
and right mouse buttons to select; click PLAY to
play the selected recording.
PLAY
In the search list, click PLAY to play the entire
recording (based on the setup options selected).
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to the Main Menu.
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SEARCH RESULTS
NO. CH
001 01
Start Time
05-26-10 19 : 51: 09
Total 001 files 01 pages
PLAY
goto
PREV
MB-Sec
004-061
001 page
NEXT
EXIT
PLAY
Play the selected video segment(s).
PREV
Play previous video segment(s).
NEXT
Play next video segment(s).
CANCEL
Click to keep the existing system setup options and
return to the Main Menu.
Note: The Search List can display up to 100 records starting with the
earliest 100 records based on the search inquiry. If needed, select
additional records by changing the search setup options.
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PLAYBACK
Access the Playback (search files options) from the Main Menu. Use this menu to play
back video recordings from any of the cameras.
Press the Menu button on the front panel or the right mouse button to open/close the
control tool bar during playback. Select OK or click the left mouse button to reduce the
size of the playback window. The display size will return to the default display after
playback. Close the control tool bar and press the channel button or click the left mouse
button to change the size of the playback window.
video playback control
tool bar
Control Pause/Play functions.
Control the FF (fast forward) speed of playback.
Options are: 1×2 (time fast) ×4 (time fast) × 8
(time fast) ×1/2 (time fast) ×1/4 (time fast) × 1/8
(time fast) > normal.
Normal <2 (time fast) <4 (time fast) <8 (time fast)
<1/2 (time fast) <1/4 (time fast) <1/8 (time fast)
<Normal.
[ ]
Stop playback and return.
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MOTION MENU
Access the Motion Menu from the Main Menu. Use this menu to record video from any
camera detecting motion or to schedule specific recording times.
Schedule the time and day in Motion Menu to set when Motion Detection will be enabled.
MotionPara
Schedule
Exit
MOTION RELATED
Choose the second-level menu Motion Para to access its setup menu.
SET
Channel
CH1
Record
1 : X 2 : X 3: X 4 : X
Duration
05 sec
Buzzer
Level Middle
Timer
00 Sec
APPLY TO
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Choose a channel 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Record
Click "X" in the box to record the channel.
Video
Recording
“X” indicates video recording setup is active.
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Set
To select the area of display that will trigger
Motion Detection.
Duration
Indicates the length of record time. Set from 05 to
99 seconds.
Level
Select the record video quality: Lowest, Low,
Middle, High, Highest.
Buzzer
Triggers buzzer to alarm. "X" indicates function is
active.
Timer
Indicates the length of time the buzzer will
continue output. Set from 00 to 99 seconds time.
APPLY TO
Apply the current channel parameter settings to
another channel. Select the choice box of the
channel number that you want to set, and click the
APPLY TO button.
OK
Click to save system setup parameters and return to
the Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click keep existing system setup parameters and
return to the Main Menu.
MOTION SCHEDULE
Select Motion Schedule on the secondary menu, and enter the settings options.
Channel
CH1
Red : On
Mon
Green :Off
Wed
Fri
Sun
0
6
12
18
CH1
APPLY TO
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Select the channel: 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Method
There are 7 rows (for 7 days) and 24 columns (for
24 hours) in the interface box. Rows indicate
Monday to Sunday and columns indicate 00:00
o'clock to 23:00 o'clock. Press the Menu button on
front panel or click left mouse buttons to select a
day-hour box. Green indicates not selected; red
indicates selected.
Note: HS-4700-S system uses military time (24-hour clock).
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APPLY TO
Apply the current channel option settings to
another channel. Select the choice box to apply the
channel number and click the APPLY TO button.
OK
Click to save system setup parameters and return to
the Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to the Main Menu
PTZ (OPTION)
The PTZ is an optional feature available on some cameras. This feature is not available on
the cameras supplied with the HS-4700-S system, but the system software is PTZ-ready.
Access PTZ (Pan Configure) from the Main Menu. Use this menu to select the address,
protocol, and baud rate for each camera.
Channel
CH1
Address
01
Protocol
Pelco-D
Baudrate
APPLY TO
4800
CH1
OK
CANCEL
Channel
Select a channel, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Method
PTZ communication address settings: range is 0099. To use this address, it must be the same as the
PTZ address setting.
Protocols
PTZ communication protocols are: Pelco-D,
Pelco-P, B01, and Samsung.
Baud Rate
PTZ baud rate settings are: 1200 /2 400 / 4800 /
9600 / 19200 / 38400 / 57600 / 115200.
APPLY TO
Apply the current channel options settings to
another channel. Select the choice box of the
channel number to the applied, and click the
APPLY TO button.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
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PTZ CONTROL (OPTION)
The PTZ is an optional feature available on some cameras. This feature is not available on
the cameras supplied with the HS-4700-S system, but the system software is PTZ-ready.
Access the PTZ Control from the Main Menu. Use this menu to adjust the focus, zoom,
and iris setting for a selected camera.
In the PTZ control screen, the optional control mode options are: Direct, Focus, Zoom,
Iris, and Auto. To move the activity box, press the right/left buttons on the front panel or
click the right/left mouse buttons; press the up/down arrow buttons or click the right/left
mouse buttons to set up the contents.
L
CH1
DIRECT
U
R
PAST
EXIT
D
Channel
Select a channel: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Direct
Move field of view left (L), right (R), up (U), or
down (D).
Focus
Use "+" and "–" to adjust the focus.
Zoom
Use "+" and "–" to move the field of view in or
out.
Iris
Use "+" and "–" to increase/decrease iris (aperture
opening) to let in more/less light.
Response
Select control response speed: Slow, Normal, or
Fast.
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SEARCH LOGS
Access the Search Logs menu from the Main Menu. Use this menu to search logs for the
type of log and the start/end times.
Type 1 :
Operation
Start
01-01-2010
00 : 00 : 00
End
12-31-2010
23 : 59 : 59
SEARCH
CANCEL
Channel
Select a channel, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Type
Select the type of log: alarm logs or operation logs.
Start
Set the start time of the log to be searched.
End
Set the end time of the log to be searched.
SEARCH
Select the SEARCH button, the system will display
the search results and log information. Input the
page number, then click the GO TO button or the
PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
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SYSTEM MENU
Access the System Menu from the Main Menu. Use this menu to set system options,
change the user password, change date and time information, and view software and
system information.
Configure
Password
Date & Time
Default
Reset
About
Exit
CONFIGURE
Access the Configure menu from the System Menu. Use this menu to set basic system
parameters.
Standard
Present display standard for the system. Must be
NTSC.
Video Loss
If there is video loss on any channel, the system
will trigger the alarm buzzer. “X” indicates alarm
is on.
Auto Switch
Display the interval time settings for the 4-channel
preview auto circularity, 01-99 seconds.
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PIPConfig
Picture-in-Picture Configuration. Select two
picture channels; the first is the front picture, the
second is the back picture.
VGA Type
VGA resolution settings modes are: 1024 *
768/75HZ, 1280 * 1024/60HZ, 800 * 600/75HZ.
Password
When the system boots up, a password prompt
displays. Select Disable to avoid displaying the
password login prompt. Select Enable to verify the
correct password.
Lock Time
The system automatically locks the menu when
there are no operations after the set period: 1, 2, 5,
10, 15, and 30 minutes, and 1 hour. Password is
required at login.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
MODIFY PASSWORD
Access the Modify Password menu from the System Menu. Use this menu for password
management.
Old Password
------
New Password
------
Confirm
-----OK
CANCEL
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Old Password
Input the old password; Default is 888888.
New Password
Input the new password.
Confirm
Repeat the new password. The password can be set
to any number from 0 to 9 digits.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to the
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to the Main Menu.
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DATE & TIME
Access the Date & Time menu from the System Menu. Use this menu to change system
date and time settings.
Date
01-01-2010
Time
01 : 01 : 01
OK
CANCEL
Date
System date format: year-month-date.
Time
System time format: hour-minute-second.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click to keep existing system setup options and
return to Main Menu.
Note:
Time can not be changed when the DVR is recording. Quit the recording before
changing the time.
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DEFAULT
Access the Default Configure menu from the System Menu. Use this menu to return the
system to the factory-set default configuration.
Default Configuration?
OK
CANCEL
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click keep existing system setup options and return
to Main Menu.
RESET
Access the Reset menu from the System Menu. Use this menu to restore previously set
system options.
OK
Click to save system setup options and return to
Main Menu.
CANCEL
Click keep existing system setup options and return
to Main Menu.
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SYSTEM VARIATION
Access the System Variation (About) menu from the System Menu. Use this menu to view
product information, hard drive version, and software version.
Product
Alma-asia DVR
HD Ver.
HD-Ver. 02.00
SW Ver.
SW-Ver. 01.23
OK
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DVR Client
This chapter describes the DVR Client software that can be installed on a PC and used to
record, playback, and search for video segments.
INSTALLATION
Connect the DVR unit to the PC using the USB cable (provided). Insert the DVR-Client
CD and double click “DVR_Client Setup CHS” program. Follow the instructions on the
installation menu. When the installation is complete, a shortcut icon
will display on the
PC desktop. Double click the client software icon, to start the DVR-Client program.
RECORD SEARCHING
Channel
Select the channel number: 1, 2, 3, or 4. Mark
indicates selected; mark
indicates not selected.
Start Time
Set the start time for the search.
End Time
Set the end time for the search.
Event
Select the recording type. There are 3 options:
manual, timing, and motion. Mark
indicates
selected; mark
indicates not selected.
PlaybackByFile
Select one channel. Set the schedule and event, and
click the Playback by File button to view the
playback menu. The file will playback from the
start time to the end time.
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Backup
Select the file to be backed-up from the File Search
List. Click the File Backup button. Select the
directory and file type. Click the OK button to
save.
PlaybackByTime
Select the file. Click the Playback by Time button
to display the Playback menu.
Note: There are two type of file MJPEG and AVI. MJPEG files can only be
played via the client software. AVI files can be played using a regular
player, such as Media Player. The AVI format will take a longer time
and the video file will not be as clear.
PLAYBACK CONTROL
In file playback, the playing states for controls are: schedule state, pause/play, frame play,
fast forward / slow progressive, screenshot, and return.
Schedule state
Move anywhere in the schedule state to control the
playback schedule.
Pause / play
Click to playback the record file.
Frame play
Set up the end time for the search.
Fast forward /
Slow
progressive
Playback at different speeds.
Mouse
Click the right mouse button to display the control
bar. Click the corresponding icon: 2 times faster, 4
times faster, 8 times faster, 2 times slower, 4 times
slower, 8 times slower
ScreenShot
Click to pause playback and view a saved prompt.
Select the directory and file type, then click OK to
save.
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UPDATE
Start the client software, and select the Upgrade menu.
INPUT THE UPGRADE FILE
To upgrade the software:
1. Browse to and select the hard disk area. Press the OK button to view the hard
disk information, including hard disk model number, capacity, and connection
type. Make sure the correct hard disk is in the DVR.
Note: Make sure that the hard disk is the right one, or the dates in the hard
disk will be destroyed.
2. Click the checkbox next to "Delete the source file after upgrade?" to delete the
source file after upgrading.
3. Click the checkbox next to "Only ppgrade to USB Device" to input only the
upgrade file to the USB hard disk.
4. Select the upgrade file. Click the Browse button and the selected system file will
be input (R5104-SYS-*-*).
5. Input file: click the Input File button, and the system will input the file into the
hard disk.
6. Shut off the client software and quit the USB device. This way of quitting is
the same for the U disk or a portable hard disk.
7. Disconnect the USB cable.
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SYSTEM UPGRADES
To upgrade the system:
1. Disconnect the USB cable and restart the DVR. The system will examine the
upgrade file automatically, and start the upgrade process.
2. During the upgrade, the siren will sound and the display screen will flash.
3. When the upgrade is finished, the system will restart and display the Operation
menu.
4. If there is an error, turn off the power and repeat the above steps.
DELETE SYSTEM FILES FROM HDD
To delete an upgraded hard disk file, available through the USB cable from the DVR
equipment PC, open the client software, go to the Upgrade option, select the hard drive
disk you want to remove, and click the Confirm button to view hard disk information,
including: type, disk size, and connections. Click the Delete/Update File button to view the
updated or deleted file.
Open Client software, and press the Enter Playback menu.
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SELECT BACKUP FILE
Select the backup file:
1. Click the Open button. Select the backup file to playback.
2. Open the Backup file directory. Drag the file to the client playback procedures.
The backup interface has the following options:
Open
Select the backup file playback. When playing a
file, the open button will change to a pause/play
button, click the button to pause or play the
backup file.
Progress bar
Position the location of the progress bar used to
control the progress of the video file playback.
Frame backup
Click to backup a single video frame.
Fast forward/ Slow
progressive
Select the playback speed: 1 × 2 (speed) ×
4 (speed) × 8 (speed) × 1 / 2 (speed) × 1 / 4
(speed) × 1 / 8 (speed).
Capture
Click to suspend video playback. The options
will be saved as part of the user interface.
Select the storage directory and click Save.
Stop
Exit the playback interface.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
Make sure the cameras and receiver are plugged in.
No picture.
Make sure the TV/ VCR/ DVR is tuned to the correct input
channel.
The camera's infrared LEDs shine invisible light that
reflects off surfaces such as glass causing white light.
A white image appears at
night.
Place the camera on the other side of windows or place the
lens flush against the surface to improve night vision.
Relocate the camera to a well-lit area.
The display turns off after
30 minutes.
Why does the DVR run
slow when it starts?
This is a feature of the product designed to protect the LCD
screen from overheating and burning out.
There may be too much data on the HDD. The DVR checks
data when it starts and this may cause the system to start
slowly.
HDD error – The system tests the HDD repeatedly during
startup and this may cause the system to start slowly.
Why does the system keep
rebooting after the host
self-test?
Check the HDD. Make sure the HDD partition is not in the
FAT32 format, and that the HDD does not have a problem.
Either of these situations could cause the host to reboot.
Check Video Parameter setting, if the host is in the PAL
state but the video input is NTSC, the host will keep
rebooting.
Why does the system turn
off when a video is playing
or when checking video
information during the
normal routine?
Check the HDD connection and make sure it is secure.
Why does the video
display only in black and
white?
Check to make sure the video input, DVR host, monitor,
and TV format match. If they do not match, set the monitor
or TV format to the auto detect state.
Why does real-time video
and record data have color
and light distortion
problems?
Reboot DVR, in order to recover previous settings.
Change the HDD if there is a problem.
Adjust Video setting in the DVR setting menu.
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Problem
Solution
Check to make sure the power adaptor is working and the
output is connected properly.
Why is there no display on
the monitor or computer
VGA?
Make sure the monitor is turned on and the video cable is
connected properly.
Connect the power and turn on the DVR, if there is a blue
screen, but no video on the monitor, change to a
corresponding channel to attempt to display the video.
There might be a broken video cable, short circuit, or bad
solder connection.
Why does the video have
"water waves"?
The video cable can be disturbed by strong power so make
sure it is not next to a strong power cable. Use a good
quality cable.
In this system, only a single line connected to the ground is
permitted. Please connect the host to the ground through the
ground screw located on the back panel.
Make sure the camera, monitor or cables do not have aging
problems.
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Technical Information
GENERAL
Operating Power
DC 12V
Remote Control
Yes
Mouse
Yes
USB Connection
Yes
PC Backup
USB connection
4-Camera Multi-View
Yes
CAMERA
Image Device
CMOS
Video System
NTSC
Resolution
400 TV lines
White Balance
Automatic
Lens
6 mm
Infrared LEDs
30
Effective Pixels
NTSC: 656 (H) x 492 (V)
Signal/Noise Ratio
> 48 dB
Gain Control
Automatic
Backlight Compensation
Automatic
Night Vision Distance
up to 50 ft
Operating Temperature
14°F – 122°F
Dimensions
5.5” x 2.8” x 7.0”
(camera & stand)
Indoor/Outdoor
Both
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DVR AND VIDEO
Video System
NTSC
Video In
BNC 4-channel inputs
Video Out
Monitor and BNC
Display Resolution
NTSC: 680 (H) x 480 (V)
Compression Format
MJPEG
Recording Resolution
NTSC: 352 x 240, 120 fps
Recording Frame Rate
1 fps – 30 fps max.
Recording Modes
Manual / Schedule / Motion
HDD Interface / Memory
Type
SATA, up to 500 GB
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Warranty
PRODUCT LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., (“BRK”) the maker of First Alert® brand products warrants that for a
period of one year from the date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”), this product will be
free from defects in material and workmanship. BRK, at its sole option, will repair or
replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the
Warranty Period. Replacement or repair will be made with a new or remanufactured
product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made
with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser only from the date of initial retail
purchase and is not transferable. In order to obtain warranty service, you must keep the
original sales receipt and proof of purchase in the form of the UP code from the package.
BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do not have the right to
alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
Parts and Labor: 1 year limited (warranted parts do not include bulbs, LEDs, and batteries)
This warranty does not apply to bulbs, LEDs, and batteries supplied with or forming part
of the product.
This warranty is invalidated if non- BRK accessories are or have been used in or in
connection with the product or in any modification or repair is made to the product.
This warranty does not apply to defects or damages arising by use of the product in other
than normal (including normal atmospheric, moisture and humidity) conditions or by
installation or use of the product other than in strict accordance with the instructions
contained in the product owner’s manual.
This warranty does not apply to defects in or damages to the product caused by (i)
negligent use of the product, (ii) misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, repair or improper
installation of the product, (iii) electrical short circuits or transients, (iv) usage not in
accordance with product installation, (v) use of replacement parts not supplied by BRK,
(vi) improper product maintenance, or (vii) accident, fire, flood or other Acts of God.
This warranty does not cover the performance or functionality of any computer software
included in the package with the product. BRK makes no warranty that the software
provided with the product will function without interruption or otherwise be free of
anomalies, errors, or “Bugs.” This warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or
replacement of any product or software installed on your computer.
BRK reserves the right to make changes in design or to make additions to or improvements
in its products without incurring any obligations to modify any product which has already
been manufactured. BRK will make every effort to provide updates and fixes to its
software via its website. This warranty does not cover any alteration or damage to any
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other software that may be or may become resident on the users system as a result of
installing the software provided. This warranty is in lieu of other warranties, expressed or
implied, and BRK neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it any other
obligation or liability in connection with the sale or service of the product. In no event
shall BRK be liable for any special or consequential damages arising from the use of the
product or arising from the malfunctioning or non-functioning of the product, or for any
delay in the performance of this warranty due to any cause beyond its control.
BRK does not make any claims or warranties of any kind whatsoever regarding the
product’s potential, ability, or effectiveness to prevent, minimize, or in any way affect
personal or property damage or injury. BRK is not responsible for any personal damage,
loss, or theft related to the product or to its use for any harm, whether physical or mental
related thereto. Any and all claims or statements, whether written or verbal, by
salespeople, retailers, dealers, or distributors to the contrary are not authorized by BRK,
and do not affect this provision of this warranty.
BRK’s responsibility under this, or any other warranty, implied or expressed, is limited to
repair, replacement or refund, as set forth above. These remedies are the sole and exclusive
remedies for any breach of warranty. BRK is not responsible for direct, special, incidental,
or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty or under any other legal
theory including but not limited to, loss profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or
replacement of equipment and property and any costs of recovering, reprogramming or
reproducing any program or data stored in or used with a system containing the product
accompanying software.
BRK does not warrant the software will operate with any other software except that which
is indicated. BRK cannot be responsible for characteristics of their party hardware or
software which may effect the operation of the software included.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above
Warranty Period. Some states, provinces, or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to
state, or province to province, or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
OBTAINING SERVICE
If service is required, do not return the product to your retailer. In order to obtain warranty
service, contact the Consumer Affairs Division at 1-800-323-9005, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. To assist us in serving you, please have
the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
After contacting the Consumer Affairs Division and it is determined that the product
should be returned for Warranty Service, please mail the product to: Lehigh, 2834
Schoeneck Rd, Macungie, PA 18062-9679.
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