SPY-DVR4960 / SPY-DVR8960 / SPY-DVR16960

SPY-DVR4960 / SPY-DVR8960 / SPY-DVR16960
1.1 Main menu
4.1 Video Playback
4.2 Video Backup
2.1 User Management
2.2 HDD management
2.3 System maintenance
2.4 Factory setting
3.1 General Setup
3.2 Screen Setup
3.3 Encode Setup
3.4 Record Setup
3.5 Video detection
3.6 Network Setup
3.6.1 PPPOE Setup
3.6.2 DDNS Setup
3.6.3 E-mail Setup
3.7 PTZ Setup
3.8 Sensor Setup
5.1 System info
5.2 System logout
6.1 Technical Parameters
6.2 4-channel DVR Front Panel
6.3 8-channel DVR Front Panel
6.4 16-channel DVR Front Panel
6.5 4-channel DVR Rear Panel
6.6 8-channel DVR Rear Panel
6.7 16-channel DVR Rear Panel
Congratulations on purchasing the SpyClops H.264 DVR Security System
System Specifications:
Multi-camera digital video recorder which includes motion detection, key buzzer alarm, e-mail, area
masking and alarm sensor support
The DVR uses state of the art H.264 video compression technology to maximize your recording time and
optimize your video quality. H.264 compression saves hard drive space and supports faster data
Data stored in the DVR can easily and quickly be backed up via a USB drive
Up to 16 camera capacity so upgrading your system in the future will be easy and trouble free
Apple and Android supported app so you can view your video feed from anywhere remotely
An embedded Linux operating system provides you with stability and excellent network capabilities
Upgraded DVR Hard Drive specifically designed for CCTV use
2 USB ports in back and 1 additional port on front panel
Built in fan for optimum cooling
Ideal for residential and commercial installations
Your System Includes:
4, 8 or 16 channel H.264 networkable DVR
Pre-installed upgraded DVR Hard Drive
Power adapter
USB mouse
DVR remote
*Note: Remove the equipment from its packaging and place it on a clean, flat surface. Inspect each item. If
any visible damage is present, contact your supplier please verify your order is complete
1. BNC video in from cameras
7. Sensor Alarm input/output
2. Video out to TV (BNC to RCA cable)
8. Mouse/USB backup
3. HDMI output
9. RS485 port for PTZ camera control
4. RCA audio IN and OUT
10. DC 12V adapter port
5. VGA output to monitor
11. ON/OFF power switch
6. RJ45 ethernet port
1.1 Main Menu Introduction
Right click the mouse and you will find the main menu (it can also be accessed by pressing the
“MENU” key). The main menu consists of the following components:
X1 view Click to view which channel you want to view
X4 view Click to view 4 channels
X9 view Click to view 9 channels
X16 Click to view 16 channels
Video playback Shortcut to the “video playback” option
Manual record Set manual recording for one or all channels by choosing the “All on” option. To
turn off click the “All off” option for all or one channel
PTZ control Shortcut to PTZ. Use this option to set the “Presets” for PTZ cameras
Volume If you are recording audio along with video you can adjust the recording volume here
and choose “AV stream” for the “Encode mode”
*Note: If you are recording audio as well as video, you need to go to the “Encode setup” option
Setup Goes to the “setup” menus
Shutdown Shortcut to “Logout”, “Reboot” or “shutdown” the system
2.1 User Management
The default admin user has no password set up, to set up a password you need to highlight
admin, then select “set password”. Skip the “old password” field (since it defaulted blank)
and add a “new password”.
*Note: This will need to be done in order to view the DVR remotely
You may add a new “user”, but remember that if you want the new user to have access to
setup, system tools AND remote you need to check the “super user” box, otherwise you can
select what this user can see/do in the checkboxes displayed under “username” and
“password”. Hit “OK” and save changes
If you add a new “user” and forget to assign permissions, simply select the user and choose
“Edit user” to the right. You can then either pick ‘super user”, assign each permission
separately or select permissions by group of “ all”, “setup”, “system tools” or “remote”
This is also where you can delete users. Simply highlight the user you no longer want and hit
“delete user”, don’t forget to click “yes” and “ok”
*Note: if you forget your password, you can reset it by pushing the up arrow on front of the DVR 10
times to reset the unit back to the default user
*Note: Click “OK” to save any changes then right click twice to save your configurations after every
change you make
2.2 Format the Hard Drive (HDD)
DVR comes formatted
To delete the hard drive data, right click with your mouse and select “Setup” then left click to
select “System Tools” then select “HDD management”. Check “√” the Overwrite box and the
format box of the HDD you want to format then click the “Format” checkbox “√” click
“Format”, click “Yes” to start.
Auto delete old files Choose custom to set up auto delete at the number of days that you
require. *Note: This is helpful in saving Hard Disk space.
2.3 System maintenance
Perform a System update, Logo update or Resource update from USB storage and click start
2.4 Factory setting
Factory reset “all” or each setup choice you choose
3.1 General Set-up
Date time: This option is used to set up the date and time. If the wrong information is left
populated, the DVR will not record properly
*Note: click “Apply” to save date and time changes
Date format: [year, month, day], [month, day, year], [day, month, year]
Auto Logout: When enabled, the DVR will automatically logoff the present user if there is 10
minutes without operation. They will need to login again to operate the device
Key buzzer: “Enable” will activate a beep when the DVR buttons are pushed. “Disable” will
prevent beeps from sounding when the buttons are pushed
Language: You can select one of six different languages
Standard: “NTSC” is the standard for North America and will need to be selected for a clear
3.2 Screen Set-up
Channel: This will select each camera view so you can adjust each one accordingly
Color Adjust: To adjust Hue, Brightness, Saturation, and Contrast of each channel as needed.
You can copy your configuration to either another channel or all channels.
Camera Title: You can change each camera name as you select each different channel
OSD Alpha: To adjust the menu transparency as needed
VGA resolution: Choose the best VGA resolution for your monitor size, keep in mind if you are
viewing on a computer or laptop, will you have the screen maximized? The following chart can
assist you in determining which resolution is best for your monitor/screen
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
1920 x 1080p 50Hz/60Hz
780 x 430
1000 x 600
1180 x 850
Most standard televisions
TV Adjust: Not all screens will need this option. If you can’t see every corner of your menu
screen; TV Adjust will let you adjust the sides, bottom and top to fit the menu into your screen
Auto Switch: Select to switch camera views automatically. Can choose between every 2
seconds up to every 10 seconds
3.3 Encode Set-up
*Note: If you have your target bitrate, but are having trouble achieving an acceptable quality video, you will have
to cut back in some aspect. The contributing factors that will lead to a higher video bitrate are the amount of
pixels (the resolution of the video), the frame rate, and the amount of motion present
Channel: You can assign different settings to each channel (camera view). Remember after
choosing all the settings for each channel to hit “OK” and right click twice to save
Stream: This is where you will set the settings for your main stream and sub stream. The main
stream is the stream you will see locally and can support “960H” encode format. Sub stream is
the stream you will see remotely from your phone so you wont need higher resolution, it
should be “CIF” format
Encode Mode: Select “Video only” for encoding video, select “AV stream” for encoding video
and audio
Bitrate mode: This will be dependant on your bandwidth and specific needs
Constant Bitrate
Average Bitrate
Variable Bitrate
This is the default encoding mode, and
also the most basic. In this mode, the
bitrate will be the same for the whole file.
It means that each part of your video file
will be using the same number of bits.
The complex parts will be of a lower
quality than the easiest ones. The main
advantage is that the final files size won't
change and can be accurately predicted.
This mode is not recommended
In this mode, you choose a target bitrate
and the encoder will try to constantly
maintain an average bitrate while using
higher bitrates for the parts of your video
that need more bits. The result will be of
higher quality than CBR encoding while
the average file size will remain
predictable, so this mode is highly
recommended over CBR.
In this mode, you choose the desired
quality on a scale going from 9 (lowest
quality/highest distortion) to 0 (highest
quality/lowest distortion). Then you
choose the optimal number of bits to
spend for each part. The advantage is that
you are able to specify the quality level
that you want to reach; the inconvenient
is that the final file size is totally
Encode format: For the main stream we recommend NTSC with 960H format
176 x 120
360 x 240
352 x 480
480 x 240
720 x 480
960 x 480
176 x 144
360 x 288
352 x 576
480 x 288
720 x 576
960 x 576
Rate: In general, we recommend a bitrate of around 2 - 2.5 Mbps, which takes into account
the average worldwide broadband connections for video output
Quality: You can adjust your image quality fluctuation. Highest, High, Medium, Low, Lowest.
Highest is recommended, although it will effect your bandwidth
Frame rate: The frame rate is how many unique consecutive images are displayed per second
in the video to give the illusion of movement. Keep in mind, that the minimum limit that our
brain needs to perceive moving frames as a video is 24 Frames per Second, so there is no big
difference between 24 and 30 fps except the higher frame rate will effect your bandwidth and
data storage
960H is a step up from D1 resolution. D1 produces a lower quality image and stretches the
image, while 960H is a higher quality image with no image distortion.
*Note: To get 960H capabilities, you must check the 960H Enhanced box to get the Encode format menu to
change options
3.4 Record Setup:
Use your mouse and click the right button to select “Setup” key, select “System setup”, and select
“Record Setup”.
Channel: Pick the camera view you want to record
Weekday: Choose the day you would like to set up, or you can choose “Everyday” if you want
everyday to be recorded at the same times/settings.
Modes: “Manual” is when you have manually specified the recording, and it is in blue. “Time”
will give a constant recording according to what time you have selected, and is shown in red on
the time bar, “Motion” will only record when motion is detected and is shown in green on the
time bar and “Sensor” will record if you have a sensor connected to the back of the DVR to
record when the sensor is activated and is shown in yellow on the time bar.
*Note: “Sensor” will record for approximately 30 seconds after sensor activation.
The time bar will display which recording option is running for the full 24 hour day.
*Note: “Motion” is recommended in order to save disk space.
Copy to: Select the target channel on the right. Then select “Copy to” and “OK”. The system
will set the current channel setup information to other channels selected or “all” .
3.5 Video detection:
Select “Setup”, select “System setup”, select “Video detection”
Channel: Choose which camera view you want to set up detection on.
Sensitivity: Choose the right trigger video detection sensitivity. “Highest” is very sensitive,
while “Lowest” lets some movement occur before recording.
Detection: Set this option to alert you if there is “motion” on the camera, if there is “video
loss” (the camera gets unplugged) or “video Cover” (if the camera view is covered).
Alarm duration: you can choose the duration for which the alert sounds.
Area edit: You can use this option with “motion” or “cover”.
• With “motion” the recording will start when something moves within the selected area.
• With “cover” the DVR will insert a black box in the selected area to cover the video in
that area.
*Note: First right click and select “Clear all” then either click each individual box, or you can left click and
drag to select an area.
Alarm: Sensor trigger alarm.
Buzzer: When this option is selected, the DVR will sound a buzzer (the duration of which you
will select on alarm duration) when it detects motion, loss or cover .
Email Notice: An email will be sent as an alert when motion, loss or cover is detected.
*Note: You have to complete the Email setup in “Network setup” to enable this option.
*Note: Make sure before configuring network settings that you have an Ethernet cable connected from your DVR
to your router.
3.6 Network Setup:
DHCP: When first setting up for network access, check the “DHCP” box and “OK” then right
click twice to save. Go back into “Network setup” and unclick the “DHCP” so the DVR will not
change it again.
ESee: if UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is enabled in your router, you will see an ESee id
number in which you will use to log into the phone app E-See to remotely view from an iphone
or Android.
IP address: This is the unique address assigned to your DVR and will be used locally (within
your network) in a web browser to view your DVR recording. This is also the address you will
use if you need to port forward (for assistance with port forwarding, you can go to
portforward.com for instructions according to your router model).
*Note: you will need to allow Active X to install on your browser to view remotely
Subnet mask: Subnet for the network segment.
Gateway: This will be your router address.
MAC address: The physical address of the DVR.
Web port: This will need to be updated to the new port number if port forwarding is done
through another port besides 80.
Preferred DNS: This is the address for routing web access. Not to be confused with DDNS.
3.6.1 PPPOE setup:
Note: PPPoE is for use with dial-up and DSL connection.
PPPoE function: select “√” to enable and start using PPPoE dial-up.
PPPoE user: Input the user name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) into edit
PPPoE password: input the password of your ISP into edit box.
3.6.2 DDNS setup:
Note: This option is for remote DVR access using a customized URL that you choose. The
two main sites that are supported are noip.com and dyndns.com. Each one has their own
pros/cons so it is suggested to research both to find the one that you prefer.
DDNS: Click “√” in check box to enable. Select the dropdown box and choose
noip or dyndns. Input the URL that was assigned to you when you set up your
account, and then enter the username and password for your DDNS account.
Click “OK”. Don’t forget to right click twice to save changes.
3.6.3 E-mail setup:
E-Mail Function: Select to enable email options.
SMTP Server: Do a search for your email provider’s SMTP server (ex:
plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com) and enter the full address here.
Port: Enter the port number that is returned from your SMTP server search (ex.
Yahoo = 465).
Username: Your email username (full email address).
Password: Your email password.
Encryption Type: This information can also be found in your email providers
SMTP search.
Sender, sendee 1, sendee 2: “Sender” will be your email address and “Sendee”
will be the email you want the email to go to.
Subject: What you want your emails subject line to be.
Interval: Select this option if you want an automatic email sent periodically with
screenshots in seconds *Note: there are 3600 seconds in an hour.
Click “Test” to test your email settings.
3.7 PTZ Setup:
*Note: To control the PTZ, You must connect the wires to the RS-485 port on the back of the DVR
Channel: Choose which camera view you want to work with.
• Protocol: Choose the “protocol” required for your device. Both protocols require an
additional RS-485 data cable.
Device ID: Assign an ID number to each channel (camera view).
Baud rate: We suggest using a “baud rate” no higher than 9600 to avoid errors. Please refer to
your cameras specifications for the baud rate that is best for your device.
Tour position list: This is where you set up each camera “tour”. First, highlight the line in
which you want to add your preset, then click the box with the question mark. Use this box to
position the camera to the desired view, then click store. You then need to assign how you
want each position to hold by selecting “keep time”. If you change a preset, simply click
“update” after you are done reconfiguring. To delete a preset, highlight the tour you want to
delete and click “remove”.
*Note: You can set up to 32 presets to play back to back
To run your tour use your mouse and right click to select “PTZ control” key then click “go
to” after checking “√” the “tour start” box
3.8 Sensor Setup:
One sensor wire goes into 1- 4 and the other sensor wire goes into COM
Channel: Select port 1- 4 to configure.
Work Mode:
• With “N/Open” the recording will start when the sensor disconnects from the base.
• With “N/Close” the recording will start when the sensor connects with the base.
Alarm duration: Sets the amount of time that the alarm sounds from 1 second to 10 seconds.
Select “continued” for a longer buzzer.
Record channel: Set which channel you want to record when the sensor is triggered.
*Note: will record for approximately 30 seconds from time of activation.
Copy To: To copy settings to another camera, or all cameras. Select the sensor that you want
to match the settings from the drop down and click the “Copy to” button before
selecting “Ok”.
4.1 Video Playback:
Right click and select “Video Playback”, or go to “setup”, and then “video playback”.
Channel: Either choose the channel you want to view, or you can select all channels to view
everything that has been recorded and hit “search”.
Record mode: choose the record mode by clicking the check box.
Search time: input the starting and finishing time into edit box .
Search: click “Search” to begin the corresponding video file searching and show the files.
“Manual” in blue, “Time” recording with red color, “Motion” recording with green color,
“Sensor” recording with yellow color.
Playback: After selecting the desired viewing time, select “Playback” to play recording.
Playback toolbar: “Play”
“Fast forward”
“skip back”
hand corner.
playback the recording. “Pause”
to pause the recording.
fast forward 2x, 4x or 8x the speed, “skip forward”
skip ahead 10%.
skip back 10%. To minimize the toolbar, click the blue box in the upper right
Exit playback: click “ESC” to exit the playback video or exit to video playback search box.
4.2 Video Backup
Click “Setup”, select “Video backup”.
Channel: Choose the channel/ channels you need backed up.
Record mode: Choose the desired record mode by clicking the check box/boxes.
Search time: Enter the time in which you would like to pull up and hit “search".
After choosing the needed file from the list box, click “Backup” to backup the record or
“Cancel” for no backup. To backup the recording click “YES”.
5.1 System info:
HDD info: This shows the model, capacity, amount of data used and status (formatted or
unformatted) of all HDD that are installed.
System version: This option shows the device name and model, the serial number, HardWare
version, SoftWare version and built time.
System log: Choose the “Event type” you wish to view, and input the time period in the “From
time” and “Till time” then click “Search”. The log will then display your log detail.
5.2 System logout:
Logout: Apply for logged in users. After logout, if you want to use the device you need to log
back in.
System reboot: it will reboot after “OK”.
Shutdown: To shut the system down.
5.1 EseeNet+ app:
I-Phone/I-Pad: For I-Phone or I-Pad users use this link to install Esee Net+
Android: For Android users, use this link to install Esee Net+
To add a device, select the + next to My Device.
Choose IP address or Eseenet ID for Add Model.
 For IP address log in, enter the IP address of the DVR or your DDNS URL if one has
been set up. Then enter the User ID and Password of the DVR, then select the Max
 For Eseenet ID log in, enter the Esee number from your DVR in the Device ID space
and the username and password of the DVR.
For remote viewing of recorded video, select the Playback icon at the bottom of the Device List
You can select your camera, channel, and recording mode and search.
6.1 Technical Parameters
Hard Drive
4 channel DVR
Western Digital
500GB HD
8 channel DVR
Western Digital
16 channel DVR
Western Digital
Operation system
Operation interface
Video standard
Image compression
Embedded Linux operation system
Graphical user interface (GUI), mouse, front panel
Audio compression
Recoding mode
Video Search
Video input
Video output
Audio input
Audio output
Recording quality
Manual, timed, motion detection or sensor
Time search, event search, channel search, log search and sensor search
USB backup
16 BNC
1 channel
2 channel
2 channel
1 channel
1 channel
1 channel
D1 720x480 NTSC 720x576 PAL
CIF 352x240 NTSC 352x288 PAL
960H 960x480 NTSC 960x576 PAL
Monitoring quality
960H 960x480 NTSC 960x576 PAL
Playback quality
In recorded quality
Motion Detection
Image display
Video Speed
Alarm Sensor
Network interface
USB Interface
NTSC: 30 frames / sec (adjustable) PAL: 25 frames / sec (adjustable)
4 inputs/2 outputs
4 inputs/2 outputs
4 inputs/2 outputs
Self-adaptive 10M/100M Ethernet interface
Three USB 2.0 high-speed interfaces
12v (adapter included)
For live Technical Support assistance M-F / 9-6 please call 866.839.9187 Ext 2393
Email: deannam@etherealhometheater.com
460 Walker Street, Holly Hill, FL 32117