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Quick Start Guide
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Quick Start Guide
Step 1 – CONNECTING THE DVR
Step 2 – POWERING UP THE DVR
1. Mount and install all necessary cameras and external devices. Refer to their individual manuals for
additional information.
1. When the DVR boots up, it will be in protective mode. This
means you will not be able to access the DVR’s setup menu
until you enter the proper username and password.
2. Place the DVR in its final position. See installation tips below.
2. To unlock the DVR, right-click anywhere on the screen. The
login screen will appear. (Default Username / Password:
admin / no password)
3. Connect all necessary cables to the DVR
4. Once all additional devices have been properly connected to the DVR, connect the DVR to
an appropriate power supply. The DVR will boot up automatically.
3. When the DVR boots up for the first time, you will be guided
through the Startup Wizard.
4 CH and 8 CH Models
CAMERA
NETWORK PORT
1
16 CH Model
2
3
4
AUDIO IN
RS 485
Username: admin
1 Set
IR Remote Control
1 Set
Terminal Block
and Rubber Mount
USB Mouse
1 Set
1 Set
1 Pair
(2 Pieces)
1 Set
PTZ CAMERA
CONTROL
PAL VGA/SPOT
AUDIO IN/OUT
5
12V DC and
Power Cable
ALARM
OUT +
TV / SPOT
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
CD (QSG + Manual)
& Quick Start Guide
SENSOR IN
LAN
Password: no password
6
VIDEO IN
7
8
AUDIO OUT
HDMI
VGA OUT
USB
NTSC TV-OUT
RS 485
SENSOR IN
ALARM
OUT -
DC 12V
Back Panel Ports may differ according to model
SAFETY TIPS
1. Make sure the cameras and the monitors are properly connected to the DVR.
2. The DVR should be placed in a dust and moisture free environment. It must never be directly exposed to
sunlight. Server room temperature is highly recommended to reduce the chance of overheating, which
may cause the DVR to become unstable.
Attention: This document is intended to serve as a quick reference page for initial set-up.
It is recommended that the user read the entire instruction manual for complete and proper DVR usage.
Tel: 866-446-3595 / 813-888-9555
Technical Support Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM EST, Monday thru Friday
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VGA
3. During the boot up process, the DVR should not be interrupted by pressing any buttons on the mouse.
Do not unplug the power adapter or turn the DVR off during the boot up process.
4. A UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) is highly recommended to prevent damage to the DVR during a
power outage.
HD MONITOR
VGA MONITOR
USB MOUSE
ALARM
INPUT/OUTPUT
POWER SUPPLY
Quick Start Guide
Step 3 – STARTUP WIZARD
1. Follow the startup wizard’s instructions to setup the DVR’s basic settings, including language, date/ time,
network and configure your cameras. At any time you can skip steps, go back, or exit the wizard and
setup the DVR manually.
2. Language – Select the appropriate language from the drop-down menu options. Press Apply to Save and
Next to move to the next step.
3. Set the DVR’s date and time, including time zone, Daylight Savings and NTP Time Sync. If needed, set
the DVR to sync its time automatically with an external NTP server. Select the server from the TIME SYNC
MODE/CYCLE drop-down options and the sync interval. Press Apply to Save and Next to move to the
next step.
5. Quick Setup simplifies recording configuration by allowing the user to set all cameras to record according
to how many days of data you want, or by resolution.
To enable the Quick Setup option, check the box next to ‘USE QUICK SETUP’. All recording options
under the Record menu will be disabled.
a. Quick Recording Setup according to days of storage – You
can select how many days of recorded storage you want to
have. Based on the DVR’s internal storage, the system will
automatically setup the recommended recording resolution,
frame rate and video quality to match those settings.
b. Quick Recording Setup – You can select to set all channels
of the DVR to record at a specific resolution, frame rate and
quality, regardless of events. Manually enter the options for
each of the Recording Settings. Total recorded days based
on those selections will appear below the settings.
c. Dual Stream – Configure the Network Stream settings independently from the recording settings.
Check the box next to ‘USE DUAL STREAM’ to enable. The Dual Stream menu enables users to
optimize data transmitted over the network by configuring the resolution, FPS, and quality without
affecting the recording settings. You can also select to include audio from the camera when
streaming video over the network.
Step 5 – REMOTE MONITORING
DDNS Setup
The DDNS address provides your DVR a URL address, easier to remember than an IP address.
This is a free feature supported by Digital Watchdog for its customers.
1. Go to the Network setup menu, and select the ‘DDNS’ tab.
2. Check USE DDNS to enable (Make sure the DVR’s web port has been properly setup in your router).
3. Select DYNLINK.NET (default).
4. Enter a name for your DVR and click the CHECK button. If the name is available, the system will
display the following message: “THIS DVR NAME CAN BE USED”. Click SAVE to save all changes.
5. To use your DDNS, open an Internet Explorer page and enter the DDNS in the address bar:
DVRname.dynlink.net:port-number. (Example: http://vmaxahdcore.dynlink.net:80)
Step 4 – MONITOR YOUR SYSTEM
4. Set the DVR’s network settings to match your network’s requirements. It is recommended to set the
network type to DHCP and let the DVR auto-detect the network’s settings, then change the type to Static.
Please contact your Network Administrator for additional information. Press Apply to Save and Next to
move to the next step.
1. NAVIGATION – use the included USB mouse to navigate around
the DVR’s monitoring and Setup pages.
a. MENU BAR – move the mouse’s cursor to the bottom of
the display area to show the menu bar. You can also display
it constantly by pressing the pin icon on the right side.
b. QUICK MENU OPTIONS – Right-click anywhere on the
screen. The quick menu options include:
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Display Mode Options
Start / Stop Camera Sequence View
Camera Control features such as Digital Zoom and Image Freeze
Bookmark Video
Instant Playback and Search
PTZ Camera Control
Recording Information
Access to the Main Menu
2. HELP – For your convenience, the HELP button located at the bottom right of setup screens includes
basic information and explanation of the features and settings in that page, for on-the-go information.
Rev Date: 6/15
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