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Dahua Training Course Notes
Module 1 - Introduction to HD-CVI
What is HD-CVI?
What is covered
HD-CVI is an analogue HD technology by Dahua that delivers HD images using standard analogue installation methods. HD-CVI
cameras output an analogue video signal at a higher frequency than that of standard definition analogue cameras. Using this
technology HD images can be transmitted using coaxial or twisted pair cable. Additional signals such as Audio, Alarms and PTZ
Telemtry are also transmitted down the same cable.
Module 1 - Introduction to HD-CVI & IP
Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
Module 3 - HD-CVI Camera Configuration
Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
Module 5 - NVR Installation & Configuration
Module 6 - Software
HD-CVI Benefits
Many of the benefits that come with HD-CVI systems include:
HD images up to 1080P
Video, Audio & Data via a single cable
A wide range of remote access features
Same or lower cost as standard analogue systems
HD-CVI Video
HD-CVI video has many of the same abilities as standard analogue video signals.
Video transmission up to 300m (720P)
Video transmission up to 200m (1080P)
Compatible with many analogue accessories including passive baluns
Signals can be boosted using analogue amplifiers
HD-CVI Audio
Every HD-CVI system includes support for audio recording, there are multiple options available for connecting microphones such
as camera models with audio inputs or DVRs with audio inputs.
Every HD-CVI DVR model also supports talkback audio and is equipped with a single audio input and output for this purpose.
Transmission distances are the same as HD-CVI video.
HD-CVI Telemetry
HD-CVI provides telemetry control with very little configuration, as PTZ Telemetry is transmitted via the BNC of the DVR, protocol and
ID programming is not required.
PTZ control via video cable
No telemetry configuration required
Camera alarm inputs signal DVR via video cable
Motorised lens control via video cable
Camera OSD control via video cable
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Module 1 - Introduction to HD-CVI
Module 1 - Introduction to IP
HD-CVI Cable
Multiple cable types are supported when using HD-CVI including both coaxial and twisted pair. Transmission distances vary between
cables but all distances referenced by Cop Security are based on RG59 or Cat5e unless specified. Cable types supported by HDCVI are:
Devices on a network are managed by the use of a unique identifier known as an IP address.
An IP address enables devices to communicate with each other across a network. Every device on a network must have an IP
address in order to communicate correctly.
RG59, CT100, RG6
Cat5e, Cat6
300m transmission range for both RG59 & Cat5e
Boost transmission range using video amplifiers
IP Address:
10.1.1.101
IP Address:
10.1.1.102
IP Address:
10.1.1.103
IP Address:
10.1.1.104
Where to install HD-CVI
HD-CVI is ideal for both new and existing installations, each camera is connected using BNC connectors, just like standard analogue.
Existing analogue installations
New coax or UTP installations
Standard analogue camera support on every HD-CVI DVR
Standard analogue output on cameras (specific models)
IP Address: 10.1.1.1
Module 1 - Introduction to IP
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF IP?
WHAT IS IP?
Internet Protocol or simply “IP” is the communication method used by networked devices to communicate and transfer data
between one another.
All networked devices such as Computers, Phones, CCTV systems and other devices use the Internet Protocol to communicate.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol or “TCP/IP” is the protocol suite which includes the internet protocol.
TCP/IP is the basic protocol used by the vast majority of devices communicating across local networks and the internet.
The most common connection method used today is that of Ethernet, Ethernet cables are used to connect the devices together
via Switches & Routers.
IP CCTV systems differ from analogue, HDCVI and other coax based systems in that every aspect of the system is network based.
Every Camera and NVR communicate with each other the same way as any other IP based piece of equipment, such as a PC,
Laptop or Mobile phone.
The Video, Audio and Telemetry signals are converted into digital signals, consisting of data packets.
These packets are then Streamed to the NVR via the network connection.
Video
Audio
Data
Packet
100m for POE and Non POE Devices
Can easily be extended using POE and Non POE repeaters
Can also be extended using Switches and Fibre
Radio transmission up to 15Km
Video, Audio, I/O Commands and Power can be
transmitted through one cable.
Plug and Play installation
Connect devices indirectly
HD and UHD Image Quality
Manage cameras via PC or Laptop
WHAT IS PoE?
Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmits data and provides power down the same cable to a network
PoE device.
By utilising PoE the number of cables required to install an IP CCTV system are minimalised.
Each camera can be added to the system using just one cable.
POE has a maximum transmission distance of 100m
PoE NVRs v Non-PoE NVRs
POE
One cable
Plug and Play (POE Camera > POE NVR)
POE NVRs do not require additional switches
PoE NVR & PoE Cameras
The process of converting video & audio into a digital signal is referred to as Encoding, often when adjusting video settings such as
resolution or frame rate, the settings will be found in the Encode menu.
When the digital signal is received by an NVR, PC or other device, the process of converting the signal and displaying it to the
operator is called Decoding.
IP TRANSMISSION DISTANCE
Non-POE
Requires POE switch/injector or separate power
supply
Manual configuration
Non POE NVRs require network switches (POE or
Non POE)
Non-PoE NVR & PoE Cameras
POE switch
Non-PoE NVR & PoE Cameras
POE switch
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Module 1 - Introduction to IP
Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
WHAT IS ONVIF?
32 CHANNEL NVR
ONVIF is an open protocol incorporated throughout the IP CCTV industry, it is used to ensure interoperability between devices
regardless of the manufacturer.
An NVR that supports the ONVIF protocol will likely work with any IP camera that also utilises the protocol.
Although ONVIF ensures compatibility between devices, it does not guarantee nor necessarily support all functions available on
an IP camera or NVR.
At the very least the ability for the NVR to decode the video stream of the camera is usually supported. Other functions such as PTZ
Control, Motion Detection or Image settings are usually dependent on the specific IP camera manufacturer or model.
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
Router
1Gbps Uplink
100Mbps POE
LAN Connection
1Gbps Link
Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
32 Channel NVR
WHERE TO INSTALL IP
1Gbps Link
16 Port POE Switch
16 Port POE Switch
64 CHANNEL NVR
New installations
Existing Cat5e/Cat6 installations
Network dependent installations
Installations where HD or 4K/UHD images are
required
HD installations requiring wireless transmission
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
1Gbps Uplink
100Mbps POE
LAN Connection
Router
CABLE DISTANCE &
INFRASTRUCTURE
16 Port POE Switch
16 Port POE Switch
The design of an IP CCTV system is probably the most important aspect of consideration. Items that should be considered include,
PoE or Non PoE, Transmission Range and Connection methods.
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
64 Channel NVR
Wired
100m
Cat5e/6
RG59
100m
100m
16 Port POE Switch
16 Port POE Switch
128 CHANNEL NVR
POE 300m
No POE 500m
Wireless transmission can be used when cabling is not possible, Ligowave units can transmit up to 15Km (point to point) or 10Km (point
to multipoint). When using wireless transmission it is also important to check for obstructions that may interfere with the transmission,
line of sight is required when using Ligowave units.
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
1Gbps Uplink
100Mbps POE
CAMERA NETWORK DESIGN
LAN Connection
All Non POE NVRs do not support Plug and Play configuration, each camera is manually configured and then added to the system.
IP Camera x16
Dahua Non POE units are available in 32, 64, 128 and 256 channel variants. Each NVR has a minimum of 2x 1Gbps network ports, one
of the NVR Ethernet ports is used for the camera network, with the other Ethernet port used for the LAN network. When specifying a
large IP system, it is important to take into account the amount of bandwidth being transmitted between the network switches and
the NVR. Most POE switches offer multiple 1Gbps network ports along with multiple 100Mbps POE ports. In this scenerio, the 1Gbps
network ports are used to connect the NVR to the switch and for connecting switch to switch. The 100Mbps are then used for the
individual camera connections.
IP Camera x16
IP Camera x16
Examples of this configuration can be seen on the next page.
Router
128 Channel NVR
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Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
BANDWIDTH REQUIREMENTS
Bandwidth requirements and limitations should always be considered when specifying an IP CCTV system. POE NVR Installations do
not usually reach the limit of the NVR, whereas this is often possible on non PoE units.
8Mbps
To put the bandwidth requirements for remote viewing into practice, you must first look at the encode settings of the cameras.
The bitrate of an individual camera may already be higher than that of the internet connection
The total bitrate of the system may be vastly higher than that of the internet connection
Sub Stream is often the recommended stream for remote viewing
8Mbps
IMAGE QUALITY
NVR Bandwidth 56Mbps
8Mbps
8Mbps
Total Camera Bandwidth 32Mbps
There are three main items that make up an IP CCTV video stream; Resolution, Frame Rate and Bit Rate
Resolution The pixel size of the image such as 1.3MP
Frame Rate The number of images per second, real time video is 25
Bit Rate
The overall size of the image in Kbps, the larger the bit rate the more bandwidth the video stream will use
WHAT IS A MEGAPIXEL?
Individual pixels make up any digital image such as photos or video. A megapixel (MP) is a million pixels, the resolution of digital
cameras including IP CCTV cameras are measured in megapixels.
To calculate how many megapixels a specific resolution is, multiply the resolution width and height together…..
Large IP systems such as 32, 64, 128 & 256 channel are connected via switches and can easily reach the maximum bandwidth
supported by the NVR. Reducing the bitrate on each camera is often required to provide the maximum number of channels supported
on the NVR.
16x Cameras
1080P, Real Time
8Mbps
16x Cameras
1080P, Real Time
8Mbps
100Mbps Link
100Mbps Link
1Gbps Link
1Gbps Link
Network Switch
Network Switch
32 Channel NVR
256Mbps Incoming Bandwidth
NVR Bandwidth 256Mbps
Total Camera Bandwidth 256Mbps
16x Cameras
1080P, Real Time
6Mbps
16x Cameras
1080P, Real Time
6Mbps
100Mbps Link
100Mbps Link
1Gbps Link
32 Channel NVR
256Mbps Incoming Bandwidth
1280x720 = 921600 pixels or just under 1.0MP
1280x960 = 1228800 pixels (1.3MP)
1920x1080 = 2073600 pixels (2.0MP)
Sometimes the overall pixel size is rounded up to the nearest million or decimal place, such as 720P (1MP) & 1.3MP.
Frame Rate
The frame rate of the video stream sets how many frames (still images) are captured per second, the higher the frame rate the
smoother the video stream.
Common frame rate settings that are used are 25 (Real Time), 12 (Half Real Time) and 6 (Quarter Real Time).
In many situations, real time video is not required and so the frame rate can be configured to a lower settings such as Half or
Quarter real time.
An important aspect to consider when setting the frame rate, is the requirement of whether high detail items may be required such
as License plates or Facial recognition.
As an example, when capturing license plates it is often best to have the frame rate at a minimum of half real time. This is to
ensure that at the moment of the target vehicle being in the optimum position to capture the license plate information, a frame is
captured. If the camera is set for a low frame rate then a frame may not be taken at this optimum position.
Bit Rate
1Gbps Link
Network Switch
720P 1.3MP 1080P Network Switch
NVR Bandwidth 256Mbps
Total Camera Bandwidth 192Mbps
When planning to make an IP system available for remote access across the internet, knowing the bandwidth capabilities of the on
site internet connection is also very important
Bit rate is the term used to describe the size of the video stream in Kbps (Kilo bits per second) or Mbps (Mega bits per second). When
choosing the bit rate setting it is important to take into consideration both the Resolution and Frame rate.
A high resolution and high frame rate will require a high bit rate to produce good quality video. If the bit rate is set too low, then
the video will become pixilated and suffer from artefacts, especially during scene changes such as PTZ and object movement.
A lower resolution and frame rate will require a lower frame rate, setting the bit rate higher than it needs to be will not give much
advantage over video quality.
Upload Speed – Send speed of the internet connection
Download Speed – Receive speed of the internet connection
Bit Rate Examples
Resolution
Frame Rate
Required Quality
Bit Rate
1.3MP
25
High
6144Kbps (6Mbps)
1.3MP
25
Good
4096Kbps (4Mbps)
1.3MP
12
High
3072Kbps (3Mbps)
1.3MP
12
Good
2048Kbps (2Mbps)
1080P
25
High
8192Kbps (8Mbps)
1080P
25
Good
6144Kbps (4Mbps)
1080P
12
High
4096Kbps (4Mbps)
1080P
12
Good
3072Kbps (3Mbps)
3MP
25
High
10240Kbps (10Mbps)
3MP
25
Good
8192Kbps (8Mbps)
3MP
12
High
5120Kbps (5Mbps)
3MP
12
Good
4096Kbps (4Mbps)
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Module 2 - Specifying and Installation
Module 3 - HD-CVI Camera Configuration
Bit Rate Type
There are two types of bit rate to consider when configuring the encode settings of an IP camera, CBR and VBR.
Constant Bit Rate (CBR) – CBR will target to encode the video signal at the specified bit rate continuously. If the camera bit rate is
set to 4096Kbps, then this will be the bit rate the camera continuously streams at. CBR is best used in high activity environments.
Variable Bit Rate (VBR) – VBR is an automatic bit rate setting, when configured the specified bit rate will be used as a marker,
depending on the amount of movement and detail in the scene, the bit rate will automatically lower or increase. VBR is
advantageous in quieter environments where there is little or no movement.
Compression
Compression is the application of reducing the data size of the video stream to that of the specified bit rate. The more a video
stream is compressed, the lesser the quality of the video stream.
Video codecs such as H.264 and MPEG4 use different algorithms to encode and decode video. H.264 is considered the more
efficient, usually requiring 30% less bandwidth than that of MPEG4.
When choosing which codec to select, it is important to take into consideration how the system will be used. As MPEG4 tends to
use more bandwidth and disk space than that of H.264, H.264 is the most commonly used. Allowing for more storage capacity
and faster viewing for remote access.
Features available across the Dahua range of NVRs and DVRs include:
Live Viewing (Main and Sub streams)
Playback
Backup
PTZ Control
Audio (Recorded audio, Talkback audio)
Remote management
Push notifications (PC software, Paid mobile app)
Many more features are available, if a specific feature is required by the customer then the Cop Security technical department can
advise on more specific installation requirements.
VIEWING CLIENTS
There are multiple ways to view Dahua products across multiple devices including:
Windows PC – Smart PSS CMS software, Web Browser (IE, Firefox)
MAC – Smart PSS CMS Software, Web Browser (Safari)
Mobile Phone – (iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
Tablet – (iPad, Android)
BROADBAND SPEED
HARD DRIVE CAPACITY
One of the most important factors to consider when specifying an IP CCTV system which is often overlooked, is the NVR hard drive (HDD) capacity.
Specifying the correct HDD size for the customers needs, prevents having to sacrifice image quality to achieve the required amount of days
recorded on the system.
Example:
IP Camera: 1080P, 25fps, High Quality
(8Mbps)
HDD: 1TB
Days Recording: 11
Example:
16x IP Cameras: 1080P, 12fps, Good Quality
(3Mbps)
HDD: 16TB
Days Recording: 29.5
Internet speed is probably the most important factor often overlooked when specifying a remotely accessed system for a customer.
Although remote access can be achieved on some of the slowest broadband connections, access speed will most likely suffer.
On site upload speed must be considered a major factor that will ultimately determine the performance of the system when accessed
remotely.
Off site broadband speed is also important, however this only affects the site viewing the system, upload speed will determine the
connection speed for all remote sites including PC and mobile access.
An average ADSL broadband connection with a 8Mbps download speed will usually have an upload speed anywhere between
0.5Mbps and 1Mbps. The result of this being that viewing the system remotely would be limited to 0.5~1Mbps regardless of the
download speed on site.
Camera OSD Menu
To access the OSD menu of a camera supporting the feature, access the PTZ control option on the HD-CVI DVR. Click the Iris + button
to display the OSD menu and use the PTZ directional arrows to navigate throughout the menu.
Motorised Lens
Calculation:
Calculation:
8 Mb per second x 60
480Mb per minute x60
28800Mb per hour x24
691200Mb per day (84.4GB per day)
1TB HDD = 1024 GB (935GB Usable)
935/84.4 = 11.07
Cameras including motorised varifocal lenses can be adjusted via the HD-CVI DVR PTZ interface. Access the PTZ control interface and
use the Zoom/Focus controls to adjust the zoom and focus of the camera.
3 Mb per second x 60
180Mb per minute x60
10800Mb per hour x24
259200Mb per day (31.64GB per day)
31.64 x16 (16 Cameras)
506.24 Total Storage per Day
Self Adaptive
16TB HDD = 16384 GB (14954GB Usable)
14954/506.24 = 29.53
Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
The self adaptive feature is included in many HD-CVI camera models. Turn the feature on for use with standard analogue receivers
such as analogue DVRs. When connected to a DVR the camera will automatically detect whether to output HD or SD video. When
in SD mode, additional CVI signals such as Audio, Alarms and Telemetry will be disabled.
PTZ Control
PTZ cameras require no configuration when controlled using the HD-CVI protocol. PTZ control features can be accessed via the DVR
without the requirement for protocol or ID configuration.
PLUG & PLAY
Plug and play describes the installation method of connecting Dahua cameras directly to the POE port of a Dahua NVR.
When connected this way, the NVR establishes a connection with the camera and allocates the camera with an IP address. This
is because the POE switch of a Dahua NVR is also a DHCP server. Once an address has been allocated to the camera the NVR
assigns the camera with a channel number (first come first served basis) and displays the video stream on the monitor display.
REMOTE ACCESS
When specifying an IP system for remote access there are multiple points to take into account.
What remote access functions does the customer require?
How will the system be viewed? (PC, MAC, Mobile)
What is the upload speed of the site?
Is the customers internet package a fixed IP or dynamic?
Plug and Play is only available with Dahua POE NVRs and Dahua IP cameras,
cross manufacturer installations do not support Plug and Play.
Plug and Play is also limited to one camera per POE port on the NVR.
If transmitting multiple cameras through a single POE port of an NVR via a switch,
manual configuration is required.
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Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
The default IP address range for the POE switch within all Dahua
POE NVRs is 10.1.1.1 and usually starts at 10.1.1.65. This can be
altered in the network settings of the recorder.
Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
Typical Plug and Play Installation
10.1.1.65
10.1.1.67
10.1.1.66
10.1.1.68
The Dahua config tool scans all networks the computer is currently
connected to including Wired and Wireless. On first time installations
all Dahua cameras should appear on the same IP address of
192.168.1.108, the Config tool will also display any other Dahua
devices on the same network such as NVRs. Cameras that have
conflicting IP addresses such as during first time installation, are
highlighted in red.
Once the Config Tool has discovered the cameras, double left click a camera to
edit it’s IP address.
MANUAL CONFIGURATION
Installations that require manual configuration of Dahua IP cameras include Non-POE NVRs & POE NVRs where more than one
camera is connected to a single POE port via a switch. It is also recommended to perform manual configuration, when a single
camera is connected to a POE NVR via a switch or wireless link.
This is because the extra equipment placed between the NVR and Camera can delay or even stop the automatic detection
process.
Manual Configuration
Manual Configuration
Manual Configuration
Once the address has been set, click Modify to apply the setting. The default
username & password for all Dahua devices is admin / admin.
Manual Configuration
Manual Configuration
Manual Configuration
POE Switch
POE Switch
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
Using the Config Tool is a great way to discover and edit any Dahua device that is on a network including NVRs, Encoders/
Decoders and Cameras.
Other functions that can be accessed using the Config Tool include; Firmware Upgrades, Camera Parameters, Batch Configure
Devices and also export the device list for record keeping.
POE NVR
Non POE NVR
WEB BROWSER ACCESS
To access a cameras built in web browser, type the IP address into Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari (MAC), alternatively click the e
icon in the Config Tool on the right side of the camera list.
CONFIG TOOL
When manually configuring IP cameras, the first step is to find the camera on the network. By default all networkable Dahua devices
have a default IP address of 192.168.1.108.
Each camera needs to be configured so that they all have a unique address that is in range of the NVR they are connecting to.
To do this, the Dahua Config Tool is used. You can download the Config Tool from the Cop Security website, it is also included on the
USB memory stick provided with your course material.
Login to the camera using the default username & password (admin, admin)
For security reasons it is recommended that the default admin password is changed, a prompt will appear to request that this is
done.
Press Cancel to skip but this is not the recommended action.
Install the Config Tool on to the computer by running the setup exe file.
After the Config Tool has been installed on the computer, a shortcut labelled “Config Tool” will have been placed on the desktop.
Before running the Config Tool you must first make sure that any devices you wish to configure will be discoverable. To do this the
computer is required to be connected to the camera network.
On POE NVRs this is done by connecting the computer to one of the POE ports. On non POE NVRs connect the computer to one of
the ports on a network switch.
Non Plug and Play Installation
Plug and Play Installation
On accessing a cameras web browser for the first time, installation of the web plugin will also be required.
When prompted click the link to download and install the plugin.
Click run to install the plugin, once installed a new prompt should appear.
Select the arrow next to the allow button and choose Allow for all websites.
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Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
Module 4 - IP Camera Installation & Configuration
DISABLING PLUG AND PLAY
LIGOWAVE WIRELESS LINKS
When multiple cameras are to be connected to a single POE port on a POE NVR, plug and play must be disabled in the camera
and the cameras added to the NVR manually.
Ligowave wireless links enable transmission of network data from one link to another with transmission ranges of up to 15Km (point to
point) or 10Km (point to multipoint). Each link is configured with its own individual IP address. The links are then set to be an Access
Point or a Station. The Access point hosts the WiFi network and items such as the WiFi name and Security are configured. The Station
connects to this network by inputting the required WiFi log on details.
Once logged into the IP cameras web browser, go to Setup > Network > TCP/IP and untick the option for ARP/PING. This will disable
the plug and play feature in the camera.
Ligowave wireless links have a default network setting of DHCP with a fall back IP of 192.168.2.66
Run cmd followed by the command arp –a to search network the network for the Ligowave devices.
Point to Point
15Km
Point to Multi Point
10Km
PTZ CONFIGURATION
Dahua PTZ cameras are installed and configured the same way as any other Dahua IP camera, except for a few small differences.
The majority of Dahua PTZ cameras require separate 24v AC power input (PSU Supplied). Additional configuration should not be
required to achieve control of PTZ functions.
ONVIF PROTOCOL
Presets, Tours and Alarms can be configured in the camera web browser or OSD menu. Smart features such as auto tracking are
configured in the camera web browser.
Onvif protocol is a third party protocol designed to ensure interoperability between devices. When adding Onvif cameras to an
NVR the IP address of each camera must first be configured using the manufacturers discovery tool.
Once the cameras are configured in range of the NVR, they must be added to the NVR camera list using manual configuration.
Ethernet
24v AC Supply
Not all features that are you accessible on the NVR for Dahua cameras will be available for cameras added using the Onvif
protocol. Often settings such as Motion Detection, Privacy Masking or even Date/Time are required to be configured in the
camera web browser.
Using IR Lab cameras as an example, the IPC Tool is used to discover and configure the IR Lab cameras.
When adding IR Lab cameras to a Dahua NVR, ports 85 and 554 are used.
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Module 5 - NVR Installation & Configuration
REMOTE DEVICE MENU
The remote device menu lists all currently connected cameras and there subsequent
IP addresses. The top section of the remote menu displays devices visible on all network
adapters (POE NVRs) or default network card (non POE NVRs).
The bottom section lists cameras currently assigned to channels on NVR.
Module 5 - NVR Installation & Configuration
ENCODER
CONFIGURATION
Encoders enable the integration of existing analogue cameras on to an IP system by encoding the analogue video signal into a
digital network stream.
Analogue cameras are connected to the encoder via BNC and the encoder is then configured on the LAN network along with the
NVR. The IP address of the encoder is added to the remote device menu of the NVR, Each camera added from the encoder takes
up a channel slot on the NVR. When using the Manual Add option, the Remote Channel Number relates to the camera channel on
the encoder. Cameras from other Dahua NVRs or HDCVI recorders can also be added using the same method.
Analogue Camera
Analogue Camera
Encoder
PLUG AND PLAY
Dahua IP cameras connected directly to the POE port of a Dahua POE NVR should not
require any configuration, once connected the cameras should automatically appear in the
remote device list.
Each Dahua IP camera should receive an IP address from the NVR automatically and video
should appear on the live display.
By default, each camera should automatically record (continuous) and the Date/Time of
each camera should automatically sync to the NVR clock.
NVR
DECODER
CONFIGURATION
Decoders are used to provide spot monitors using new or existing network infrastructure. The decoder is configured on the LAN or
Camera network of the NVR. The IP Address of the IP cameras or NVR are added to the Decoder remote device menu. Multiple split
screens and sequences can be programmed, Dahua NVRs can also be used as encoders if required.
HDMI Monitor
VGA Monitor
MANUAL CONFIGURATION
When adding Dahua IP cameras to a Dahua non POE NVR, manual configuration of the cameras will be required
First determine the IP address range of the camera network, this must be different to the LAN. Use the Config Tool or Remote Menu
to configure each cameras IP address. Use the Manual Add or Device Search options in the Remote menu to add each camera.
By default, each camera should automatically record (continuous) and the Date/Time of each camera should automatically sync
to the NVR clock.
ONVIF & THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURERS
Third party cameras that are supported by the NVR such as cameras that use the Onvif protocol, must be manually added to the
system
Decoder
NVR
First determine the IP address range of the camera network, this must be different to the LAN. Use the manufacturers configuration
tool to configure each cameras IP address. Use the Manual Add option in the Remote menu to add each camera. By default,
each camera should automatically record (continuous).
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Module 6 - Software
Module 6 - Software
Smart PSS
Smart PSS is free CMS software for all networkable Dahua products
Add up to 256 devices or 2000 channels
Multiple viewing windows can be spread across multiple PC monitors
Up to 128 channel simultaneous viewing
Individual user accounts can be created
Receive push notifications on alarm events
Use PC DVR software to record direct to PC
Available for Windows and Mac OS
The minimum computers
requirements for both
Windows and Mac computers
are listed below
The General Disk Calculator can be used to estimate the amount of days
recording based on Encode parameters and HDD capacity
Intel Core i3 or above
2GB RAM Memory
80GB HDD
Windows XP or OS 10.7 (MAC)
Calculate record time based on HDD capacity
Calculate required HDD size based on required amount of days recording
Export/Import parameters
1024x768 Monitor Display Resolution
Disk Calculator
DMSS
DMSS is the mobile application for viewing Dahua DVRs remotely on both iOS and Android devices
Supports IP/Domain addresses or P2P
Live View & Playback
Backup
Multiscreen Viewing
Push Notification (non Lite version)
Remote DVR configuration
Fisheye Dewarping
NetSetMan
NetSetMan is a third party utility program that manages the network adapter settings of
a computer
Create network profiles for different IP ranges
Quickly toggle between profiles
View current IP range of computer easily
Smart Player
Smart Player is a standalone software used for viewing recording copied
from Dahua products, features include:
File List
Up to 36 channel playback
Fisheye Dewarping
MP4/AVI Conversion
Watermark Check
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