User Manual
Outdoor Dome Network Camera
User Manual
2012-12 831PRO A1

Safety Notice
„„ The camera is intended for outdoor use.
„„ Make sure the supplied voltage meets the power consumption requirements of the camera before
powering the camera on. Incorrect voltage may cause damage to the camera.
„„ The camera should be protected from water and moisture, excessive heat, direct sunlight and
cold.
„„ The installation should be made by a qualified service personnel and should conform to all local
codes.
„„ Unplug the camera during lightening storms or when unused for long period of time.
Operating Notice
„„ This device should use power source as follows:
• 12VDC/24 VAC or by PoE (IEEE 802.3af) for model without heater.
• 24VDC/24 VAC for model with heater.
„„ Avoid viewing very bright objects (e.g. light fixtures) for extended periods.
„„ Avoid operating or storing the unit in conditions as follows:
• Extremely humid, dusty, hot/cold environments where the operating temperature is outside
the recommended range of -40°C to +50°C (for model with heater) or -10°C to +50°C (for
model without heater).
• Close to sources of powerful radio or TV transmitters.
• Close to fluorescent lamps or objects reflecting light.
• Under unstable light sources (may cause flickering).
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CE Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with the following requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC for CE
Marking: EN 55022: 2006 + A1: 2007 Class B, EN 61000 and EN 50130.
FCC Compliance Statement
If the declaration of conformity markings are present on the equipment, the following statements
apply:
Tested to comply with FCC standards for HOME OR OFFICE USE.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit other than the one to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WEEE
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Correct disposal of this product (applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection systems). This product should
be disposed of, at the end of its useful life, as per applicalbe local lows,
regulations and procedures.
The specifications or appearance of this product are subject to change without a prior notice.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Overview................................................................................................. 6
1.1 Introduction..................................................................................................... 6
1.2 Package Contents............................................................................................. 6
1.3 Hardware Overview........................................................................................... 7
1.3.1 Dimensions.......................................................................................................... 7
1.3.2 Connector............................................................................................................ 7
1.3.3 Controls.............................................................................................................. 8
1.4 Specifications................................................................................................... 9
2. Camera Installation............................................................................... 10
2.1 Disassembling the Dome Camera...................................................................... 10
2.2 Drilling the Mounting Surface........................................................................... 10
2.3 Mounting the Camera...................................................................................... 11
2.5 Adjusting Camera Angle.................................................................................. 12
2.6 Assembling the Camera................................................................................... 13
3. Network Deployment............................................................................. 14
3.1 Network Connection Types............................................................................... 14
3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time............................................................. 16
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras................................................................ 18
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder...............................................................................................18
3.3.2 Using IP Finder....................................................................................................18
4. Web-based Interface.............................................................................. 21
4.1 Overview....................................................................................................... 21
4.1.1 Main Screen........................................................................................................21
4.1.2 Setup Menu........................................................................................................22
4.1.3 Applying Settings.................................................................................................22
4.2 Image Settings.............................................................................................. 22
4.2.1 Codec ...............................................................................................................22
4.2.2 Exposure............................................................................................................25
4.2.3 White Balance.....................................................................................................29
4.2.4 Basic Settings.....................................................................................................30
4.2.5 Smart Encoding...................................................................................................31
4.2.6 Smart Focus........................................................................................................32
4.2.7 Privacy Zone.......................................................................................................33
4.2.8 ePTZ..................................................................................................................33
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4.3 Network........................................................................................................ 35
4.3.1 Basic..................................................................................................................35
4.3.2 FTP....................................................................................................................36
4.3.3 SMTP.................................................................................................................37
4.3.4 NTP...................................................................................................................37
4.3.5 RTSP..................................................................................................................38
4.3.6 ONVIF................................................................................................................39
4.4 System......................................................................................................... 40
4.4.1 Date and Time.....................................................................................................40
4.4.2 Time Stamp........................................................................................................41
4.4.3 Firmware............................................................................................................41
4.4.4 User Management................................................................................................43
4.4.5 Language . .........................................................................................................44
4.4.6 Log....................................................................................................................45
4.4.7 Audio.................................................................................................................46
4.5 Event............................................................................................................ 47
4.5.1 Motion Detection..................................................................................................47
4.5.2 External Alarms...................................................................................................48
4.5.3 Face Detection.....................................................................................................49
4.5.4 Blur Detection.....................................................................................................50
4.5.5 Audio Detection...................................................................................................51
4.5.6 Ethernet Detection...............................................................................................51
4.5.7 Event Management...............................................................................................52
4.6 Recording...................................................................................................... 53
4.6.1 Settings – Video File.............................................................................................53
4.6.2 Settings – FTP.....................................................................................................53
4.6.3 Settings – SMTP..................................................................................................54
4.6.4 SD Card Storage Format Selection..........................................................................55
4.6.5 Period Setting.....................................................................................................56
5. VLC Player for RTSP Streaming Access................................................... 57
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1. Overview
1. Overview
1.1 Introduction
The camera, a cost-effective solution, features Lumii™ technology that significantly increases light
sensitivity to deliver crisp image in the dark. H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG triple streaming allows you to
choose the appropriate compression format for your bandwidth. H.264 greatly reduces the size of
video compared to MJPEG and MPEG4 without compromising image quality. Varifocal lens, 3-axis
and PoE features facilitate simple installation. Also, it features intelligent motion detection and day/
night functionality for round-the-clock surveillance. In addition, a scratch-resistant dome bubble is
equipped to protect the camera against external impacts and tampering. Other supported features
include micro SD/SDHC card slot, alarm input/output, and two-way audio.
1.2 Package Contents
The package includes these items:
„„ Outdoor Dome Network Camera
x1
„„ CD-ROM
x1
„„ Quick Start Guide
x1
„„ Guide Pattern Sticker
x1
„„ RJ-45 Female / Female Coupler
x1
„„ Accessories
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• Tapping Type Flat Head Screw (#1)
x3
• Plastic Anchor (#2)
x3
• Machine Type Flat Head Screw (#3)
x3
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1.3 Hardware Overview
1.3.1 Dimensions
121mm (4.76”)
141mm (5.55”)
Ø108mm (4.25”)
1.3.2 Connector
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2
3
4
5
6
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1. Power In (Red+/Black-): Connect to DC 12V/AC 24V (for model without heater) or DC 24V/
AC 24V (for model with heater) power supply. If using the DC power supply, make sure the
power connector is wired to correct polarities (Red+/Black–). If you are to use power via the PoE
connection, this connector is not used.
2. RJ-45 Ethernet Connector: Network & PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection. Note that PoE is
unable to drive the camera whose heater is operating.
3. BNC: Composite video output
4. Audio Out (Green): Audio output
5. Audio In (Red): Audio input
6. Alarm Out (Orange): Alarm signal output port
Reserved (Green): Reserved contact
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RS-485 (Yellow): Contact for RS-485
7. GND: Ground (electricity) in electrical circuits
Alarm In 1 (Red): Alarm signal input port
Alarm In 2 (Brown): Alarm signal input port
1.3.3 Controls
Focus [Near(N) & Far(∞)]
Zoom [Tele (T) & Wide (W)]
„„ Near (N) & Far (∞): Use an appropriate tool to press the button for few seconds to reset the
camera. Press and hold it within 5 seconds to reboot the camera. Hold longer than 5 seconds to
load default settings.
„„ Zoom: Adjust the zoom control for desired image view.
„„ Focus: Adjust the focus for optimum picture sharpness.
„„ Reset: Use an appropriate tool to press the button for few seconds to reset or load default
settings of the camera. Press and hold the button for within five seconds to reboot camera. Hold
longer than 5 seconds to load default settings.
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1.4 Specifications
Video
Sensor Type
1/2.7” image sensor optimized for low-light
performance
Active Pixels
1920x1080 (HxV)
Compression
H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG
Streaming
Triple simultaneous streams
Resolution
1080p, SXVGA, 720P, XGA, SVGA, D1, VGA, 2CIF, CIF
Max. Frame Rate
2MP 16:9 (1920x1080) at 30 fps (NTSC) and 25 fps
(PAL)
Day/Night
Mechanical (ICR) D/N Control
Day/Night Mode
Auto/ Forced BW/ Forced Color/ External
Shutter Time
1/10000s to 1/3.75s Selectable (60Hz);
1/10000s to 1/3.125s Selectable (50Hz)
Min. llumination
Color (Shutter speed: 1/15 sec):
0.1 Lux @10IRE; 0.80 Lux @50IRE
B/W (Shutter speed: 1/15 sec):
0.08 Lux @10IRE; 0.30 Lux @50IRE
Security
Two-level access with password protection
I/O & Controls
Power
2-pin terminal block
Alarm In/Out
Terminal block 2 in / 1 out
Network
1 x RJ-45
Audio In/Out
3.5mm phone jack 1-in / 1-out
Analog Video
1 x BNC, 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohm / 1 x RCA
Reset
System reboot/factory default
Power
Power Requirement
W/O Heater: DC 12V & AC 24V ± 10% / PoE (IEEE
802.3af)
Power Consumption
W/O Heater: 6W
W/ Heater: 20W (Heater ON), 6W (Heater OFF)
Mechanical
Dimensions (ØxH)
Φ141 mm x 121 mm (Φ5.55” x 4.76”)
Weight
1.13kg (2.5lb)
3-Axis
Pan:0°-355°, Tilt:0°-90°, Rotate:0°-355°
Video Output
NTSC: 720 X [email protected]; PAL: 720 X [email protected]
Protection
IP67, IK10, vandal-proof
Bit Rate Control
CBR/VBR (Primary Stream)
Battery-backed Real-time
Clock
Yes; External RTC
Lens
Environmental
Type, Focal Length, Fnumber
Built-in Mechanical IR Cut Filter varifocal lens,
f=3~9mm, F1.2 (Mega pixel lens)
View Angle
H: 93°(Wide)~31.7°(Tele)/V:68.4°(Wide)~23.8°(Tele)
View Angle Adjustment
Pan:0°-355°(Max.); Tilt:0°-90°(Max.);
Rotate:0°-355°(Max.)
IRIS Control
DC IRIS
Operating Temperature
W/O Heater: -10ºC ~ 50ºC (-14ºF ~ 122 ºF)
W/ Heater: -40ºC ~ 50ºC (-40ºF ~ 122 ºF)
Operating Humidity
10~ 90% RH
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ 60°C (-4°F ~ 140°F)
Audio
Audio Communication
Two-way mono audio, Full-duplex
Compression
G.711, PCM, 8kHz
Audio In/Out
External microphone and speaker
Image Enhancement
Image Settings
AWB, AES, AGC
Exposure Mode: Auto/Manual;
White Balance: Auto/Manual;
Backlight Compensation: 5x5 zones selectable;
Sharpness, Saturation, Brightness,
Contrast: 255-level sensitivity
Digital WDR
Yes; 5-level sensitivity
Privacy Zone
Yes; customized threshold privacy zone
Image Orientation
Mirror, Flip
Frequency Control
50Hz, 60Hz
Date & Time Stamp
Yes
Intelligent Video & Even Management
Motion Detection
5x5 zones, 5-level sensitivity or customized threshold
Face Detection
3-level sensitivity
Audio Detection
5-level sensitivity or customized threshold
Blur Detection
customized threshold
Ethernet Detection
Network loss detection
Smart Encoding
Configurable ROI for better picture quality
Others
Snapshot, Smart Focus, e-PTZ, Optimized i-frame
setting
Events
Motion detection, face detection, audio detection, blur
detection, Ethernet detection, external alarm
Event Actions
File upload via FTP, SMTP and SD Card; Notification via
email, HTTP and TCP External output activation; Video
and audio recording to SD Card
Storage Category
Alarm / Motion / Schedule / Uninterrupted recording;
video clips and snapshots storage
Local Storage
Memory Card Slot
microSD/SDHC Card up to 32 GB
Memory Card Overwrite
Yes
Network
Protocol
IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, FTP,
RTP, RTSP, RTCP, ICMP, UPnP
Ethernet
10Base-T/100Base-TX
PoE
IEEE 802.3af, Class 3
ONVIF
Yes
Browser
IE Browser 6.0 or above
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2. Camera Installation
2. Camera Installation
2.1 Disassembling the Dome Camera
1. Loosen the screw that securing the dome cover.
2. Rotate the dome cover counterclockwise to unlock and pull it free of the housing.
3. Then remove the inner liner by gently pulling it free of the two notches in the housing.
Inner Liner
Dome Cove Screw
Dome Cover
Caution
Tip
Note
DO NOT expose the inner parts to air over 30 minutes during installation. Otherwise, the included
desiccant may absorb too much moisture and thus cause vapor when the heater inside the dome
camera operates.
2.2 Drilling the Mounting Surface
1. Post the “Guide Pattern” sticker on the mounting surface.
2. Aiming the circles (the figure below marked with “+“ ) on the sticker, drill four screw holes and
one cable entry hole in the ceiling/wall.
+
+
+
+
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2.3 Mounting the Camera
1. Insert the plastic anchors into the screw holes (this figure take the tapping type screws as the
example to illustrate the mounting).
2. Use the tapping screws to secure the dome base to the surface.
Pattern Sticker
Plastic Anchor
Dome Base
Caution
Tip
Tapping Screw
Note
1. While you are securing the camera with the accompanying screws, please be advised to hold the
camera by its dome base. Do not hold the lens or lens base with force that may deform the lens.
2. Use the machine type screws if you are attaching the camera to a pendent mounting. Use the
tapping type screws for all other surfaces.
3. For cement surfaces, insert the “Plastic Anchors” into the holes. For softer surfaces, do not use
the “Plastic Anchors”.
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2.5 Adjusting Camera Angle
Users can check the monitored view by wiring the RCA jack to a monitor. With an external monitor
connected, you can adjust pan and tilt angles of the camera for appropriate or better view.
Before making adjustments to the lens, please remove the inner liner first.
RCA Jack for
Composite Video Output
Pan Adjustment: Rotate the lens base to adjust the horizontal angle.
Tilt Adjustment: Tilt the lens base to adjust the vertical angle.
Pan Angle (max. 355 degrees)
Tile Angle (max. 90 degrees)
Horizontal rotation: Rotate the dome base to adjust the horizontal position. Do not turn the base
more than 355° as this may cause the internal cables to twist and disconnect or break.
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Horizontal Rotation
(max. 355 degrees)
Caution
Tip
Note
When the tilt angle is less than 75 degrees, there is no distortion.
Distortion Area
24° Wide Angle (9mm)
75° Tilt Angle
68° Tele Angle (3mm)
2.6 Assembling the Camera
Follow the steps below when all the camera adjustments and cabling tasks are finished.
1. Assemble the inner liner.
2. Assemble the dome cover.
3. Secure the dome cover with the accompanying screws.
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3. Network Deployment
3. Network Deployment
3.1 Network Connection Types
There are many different ways that you can connect the camera to your network, depending on
your applications requirements. You should always set the camera’s network settings according to
your network configurations. The following diagrams depict some typical applications with guidelines
on network settings. For more information on network settings, always consult with your network
administrator or ISP as required.
Type 1— Direct Connection to a PC
Directly connect the camera to a PC using a standard Ethernet cable.
To extend the connection length, you should use an RJ-45 female/female coupler to connect two
Ethernet cables together.
RJ-45 Coupler
Caution
Tip
Note
Although an RJ-45 coupler is used to extend the connection length, the total length between the PC
and the IP camera must not exceed 100 meters (328 feet). The LAN port of the camera supports auto
MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so there is no need to use cross-over cable.
To access the camera, the PC must be on the same network as the camera. The default IP address of
the camera is a static one (192.168.1.30). Configure your PC’s IP address as 192.168.1. X (where X
is a number between 2 to 254, excluding 30 and subnet mask as 255.255.255.0, and then your PC
should be able to access the camera.
Type 2: Connecting Camera(s) to a Local Area Network (LAN)
To add the camera(s) to an existing LAN, just connect the camera(s) to the hub or switch on your
network. If you want to provide the camera power via the Ethernet connection, a PoE compliant hub/
switch is required.
Caution
Tip
Note
The LAN port of the camera supports auto MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so
there is no need for an uplink port or the use of a cross-over cable.
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Assign an IP address to your camera following your network IP allocation policy. You can manually
specify the IP address or allocate the IP address automatically using a DHCP server, if available on
your network.
Then, you can monitor and manage the camera via a web browser from a local PC.
Router/Switch/Hub
Type 3: Remote Connection via the Internet
If the network where the camera resides is connected to the Internet, you can also provide remote
access to your camera over the Internet.
Typically a broadband router has a built-in DHCP function to assign a local IP address to your camera.
You can alternatively assign a fixed IP address to the camera to prevent it from frequently changing.
Router
xDSL/Cable
Modem
To access the camera from a local PC, simply use the local IP address of the camera.
To enable remote access, you must configure your router/firewall to forward an incoming request to
that fixed local IP address of the camera. Therefore, when an external host sends a request to access
your camera, the request will first reach the router’s external IP address and then be forwarded to
the local IP address of the camera.
Port forwarding is based on the service you want to provide. For example, forward HTTP port to
enable remote web access to your camera, or RTSP port to enable access to video/audio streams
from the camera.
If your camera is configured to use a non-standard HTTP port, then you have to forward that port
accordingly.
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3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time
The camera comes with a web-based setup utility, allowing you to view the video of the camera and
configure the camera for optimal use in your environment.
To access the camera’s web-based control utility, you need a PC that meets the following
requirements:
„„ Operating System: Windows Vista® or XP
„„ Browser: Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or later
„„ CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2GHz or higher
„„ RAM: 512 MB or more.
Then take the following steps to connect your PC to the camera.
Step 1: Make the connection
For initial setup purposes, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connector of the camera
and the other end to the LAN port on your PC.
Step 2: Configure your PC’s IP address
The camera uses a default IP address of 192.168.1.30 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. To have
your PC on the same network with the camera, configure your PC’s IP settings as below:
„„ IP address: 192.168.1. X, where X is a number between 2 to 254, excluding 30.
„„ Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0.
Ignore all other settings and click OK.
Step 3: Link Verification between PC and Camera
1. Launch the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu, Programs, Accessories and then
Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt window, type ping x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the camera (the
default is 192.168.1.30).
If the message of “Reply from…” reponds, it means the connection is established.
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Step 4: Accessing the Camera from IE Browser
Open the IE browser and enter the IP address of the camera in the URL field. The default is
192.168.1.30.
When prompted for login, enter the user name and the password (The defaults: admin, 1234). Note
that the user name and password are case-sensitive.
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Upon successful login, you will see the live view screen shown below, which is an example for series
introduction.
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras
IP Finder is a management tool included on the product CD. It is designed to manage your network
cameras on the LAN. It can help find multiple network cameras, set IP addresses, show connection
status and manage firmware upgrades.
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder
Before proceeding, make sure your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows XP.
To install the software, simple locate and double-click the IP Finder setup file on the provided CD.
Then follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.
3.3.2 Using IP Finder
To launch IP Finder, double-click the IP Finder shortcut on the desktop or click Start > Programs >
IP Finder > IP Finder.
After you launch IP Finder, it will search for all the available cameras on the same network. Click
the plus sign next to “All Devices” to expand the menu and display all the found cameras.
Clicking a target camera will show the live view (if available) and the detailed information of the
camera, including the MAC address. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address, which is
indicated on the product label. It helps identify which camera is currently accessed, particularly when
multiple cameras are connected on your network.
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The Tool menu of the IP Finder allows you to perform these tasks:
„„ Search Network: This option allows you to search the cameras on the network.
„„ Set Master ID and Password: Allows you to set a master ID and password for managing the
cameras with IP Finder.
„„ Management Tool: Allows you to restart the camera, update firmware, reset all of the camera
settings to default (except network settings) and reset all of the camera parameters to default.
For an individual camera, right-click the camera and a menu will provide these options:
„„ Go to Presentation URL: Launch IE browser to access the web-based utility of the camera.
„„ Set Device ID and Password: Set the login ID and password for managing the camera with IP
Finder.
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„„ Network Information: Allows you to configure the camera’s network settings.
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4. Web-based Interface
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Main Screen
After you log in to the camera’s web-based control utility, you will first see the live view screen of the
camera. The screen below is an example for series introduction.
Live view video
Snapshot button
Camera name
Setup button
Alarm Indicator
Recording Indicator
The live view screen of the utility provides these options:
„„ Snapshot: Pressing this button takes a snapshot of the current live view screen.
„„ Live: Pressing this button displays the live view of the camera.
„„ Setup: Pressing this button allows you to access the setup page.
„„ Camera name: Displays the name of the camera.
„„ Recording Indicator: Turns red when the recording is proceeding.
„„ Alarm Indicator: Appears when an alarm is triggered.
„„ Live view video: Shows the live view of the camera.
Note that the accessibility to the options varies according to the login account.
„„ Viewer: Allowed to view only the live view screen. Access to other options is restricted.
„„ Administrator: Can access all the options on the live view page and make configurations on the
setup pages.
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4.1.2 Setup Menu
The Setup options are categorized into five groups: Image, Network, System, Event and
Recording. Clicking the name will expand its sub-menu. See the ensuing sections for more
information.
4.1.3 Applying Settings
Each configuration page provides a Save button. Settings are applied right after you press the Save
button. And the browser will refresh to load the latest setting or otherwise pop up the “Save OK”
message to indicate that settings have been applied.
4.2 Image Settings
4.2.1 Codec
The Codec page allows you to configure the video streams for the camera. You can optionally
configure a secondary or third stream to a resolution as required by your third-party device or
software.
* The figure above is an example for web interface introduction purposes. Options within each item may differ
slightly among series products.
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Camera Name Settings
„„ Enter a descriptive name of the camera. Note that if you want to make the camera ONVIF
compliant (see Network > ONVIF ), no space is allowed in the camera name.
H.264 Codec Settings
„„ Resolution: Click the drop-down menu to choose a resolution for the video.
„„ Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher
value gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
„„ I-fram Interval: While keeping the same frame rate, you can specify longer I-frame interval
to achive reduced bit rate, optimized bandwidth consumption and minimized storage space
consumption. Generally, it’s recommended setting longer interval for less motion and sufficient
lighting conditions, and shorter interval for scenes with lots of motion and low lighting conditions.
Click the drop-down menu to select options including 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4 seconds.
MPEG4 Codec Settings
„„ Resolution: Click the drop-down menu to choose a resolution for the video.
„„ Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher
value gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
„„ I-fram Interval: While keeping the same frame rate, you can specify longer I-frame interval
to achive reduced bit rate, optimized bandwidth consumption and minimized storage space
consumption. Generally, it’s recommended setting longer interval for less motion and sufficient
lighting conditions, and shorter interval for scenes with lots of motion and low lighting conditions.
Click the drop-down menu to select options including 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4 seconds.
MJPEG Codec Settings
„„ Resolution: Click the drop-down menu to choose a resolution for the video.
„„ Quality: Set the image’s quality as High, Normal or Low.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
Caution
Tip
Note
1. Live View uses the MJPEG codec. If no streaming is using MJPEG, it will result in no video for Live
View.
2. If MJPEG is selected for both the primary stream and the third stream, Live View will always
display video using the third stream codec settings.
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Refer to the tables below for selectable codec types for each streaming:
Streaming Combination
Primary
Codec
Secondary
Resolution
Codec
Resolution
OFF
N/A
Third
Codec
Resolution
OFF
N/A
OFF
N/A
D1
1080P
H264
VGA
MPEG4
2CIF
CIF
MJPEG
SXVGA
OFF
N/A
720P
XGA
D1
SVGA
H264
VGA
D1
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Mirror Settings
This option allows you to mirror or flip the video image if required.
„„ OFF: Turns off this function.
„„ HORIZONTAL: Flips the images horizontally.
„„ VERTICAL: Flips the images vertically.
„„ BOTH: Flips the images vertically and horizontally.
Rate Control
Choose a bit rate control to manage your bandwidth usage.
„„ Variable Bit Rate (VBR): VBR keeps the video stream quality as constant as possible by varying
bit rate. This mode ensures high quality image for motion scene and is often selected when image
quality demands priority. However, this mode requires more bandwidth in order to vary the bit
rate.
„„ Constant Bit Rate (CBR): CBR maintains a specific and constant bit rate by varying the stream
quality. With CBR, streaming is smooth and network throughput is stable for any scene. This
mode is typically used with a limited bandwidth environment.
TV Output Stream
Turn on this option if you connect the camera’s BNC connector to an analog monitor for video output.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
4.2.2 Exposure
The Exposure page allows you to configure the exposure settings, the exposure settings under auto
iris mode, and the backlight compensation settings to meet the image quality requirements in relation
to lighting and other considerations.
Exposure Mode
Choose among Auto Exposure, Manual Exposure, or Auto IRIS Mode to configure the exposure
settings. When one is selected, the other two will not be configurable.
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Auto Exposure Settings
„„ Method: Select which area of the image will be used to measure the amount of light to achieve
best exposure.
• Center Weighted: Exposure metering is averaged over the entire frame but emphasis is
placed on the central area.
• Object Targeted: This option meters the exposure based on the targets you specify. When
this option is selected, define your target by clicking squares displayed on the image and
then press Save Spot Window to save the setting.
„„ EV: In a scene with predominantly light or dark areas, the image will be underexposed or
overexposed, causing an image to be too dark or bright. In such situations, you can adjust a
compensation value to optimize the exposure. Decrease the value if images appear too light
(overexposed). Increase the value if images are too dark (underexposed).
„„ Max/Min. Exp: Select the maximum / minimum exposure time according to the light source. The
selectable value will change according to the frequency setting under Image > Basic Settings.
„„ Sensitivity: Select how sensitive the camera reacts to the light. A higher value enables the
camera to be more sensitive to the light conditions and adjust the exposure in the shortest time
interval.
„„ Max Gain: Specify the maximum amount of amplification applied to the image. A high level of
gain allows images to be viewable in very low light, but will increase the image noise.
Manual Exposure Settings
„„ Exposure Time: Enter a desired exposure time.
„„ Gain: Select a gain value from 0 to 16. A high level of gain allows images to be viewable in very
low light, but will increase image noise.
Auto IRIS Mode
Select Auto IRIS Mode to configure the exposure settings with the auto iris control enabled.
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„„ Method: Select which area of the image will be used to measure the amount of light to achieve
best exposure.
• Center Weighted: Exposure metering is averaged over the entire frame but the emphasis is
placed on the central area.
• Object Targeted: Define your target by clicking squares displayed on the image and then
press Save Spot Window to save the setting.
„„ EV: Decrease the value if images appear too light (overexposed). Increase the value if images are
too dark (underexposed).
„„ Convergence Speed: Select the lens’ convergence speed from the drop-down list. Higher the
convergence speed, the faster the lens iris opening responds to changes in light levels.
Shutter Settings:
„„ Slow Shutter: Set the exposure time from a set of fixed shutter speeds.
„„ Manual Exposure Time: Manually input a desired exposure time.
Gain Settings:
„„ Max. Gain: Specify the maximum amount of amplification applied to the image. A high level of
gain allows images to be viewable in very low light, but will increase the image noise.
„„ Manual Gain: Select a gain value from 0 to 16.
ICR Control
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The camera incorporates an IR cut filter. In ICR Control you can specify how the camera switches
between color and black/white modes.
„„ Auto: Allows the camera to automatically switch between color and black/white modes.
„„ Forced B/W: Forces the camera stay in black/white mode at all times.
„„ Forced Color: Forces the camera stay in color mode at all times.
„„ External: Enable this option if an external alarm input device is connected to control the IR cut
filter.
• Alarm: Set alarm input as 1 or 2 according your actual connection.
• Active: Select (electricity) current status as high or low to define active status.
BLC (Backlight Compensation)
The Backlight Compensation function allows you to provide the optimal exposure of subjects under
back light circumstances.
„„ OFF/ON: Choose to enable or disable the BLC function.
„„ BLC area setting: BLC area refers to the dark area where more details are expected. Define your
BLC area by clicking squares displayed on the screen and then click Save BLC Window to save the
setting.
Digital Wide Dynamic Range
When there are both very bright and very dark areas simultaneously in the field of view, you can
enable Digital Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function. It optimizes an image to ensure that dark areas
are more visible while retaining details in bright areas.
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„„ Level: Depending on the contrast/dynamic range of a scene, you can select different level of
WDR. Higher level of WDR suits for higher contrast/dynamic scene. If you select Auto mode, the
camera will automatically adjust the WDR level by itself depending on the scene.
4.2.3 White Balance
Select a white balance mode according to external light condition for the best color temperature.
„„ Auto White Balance: Use this option when there is no special lighting in the environment. The
camera will automatically adjust the color temperature according to the light conditions and
the sensitivity you specify. The higher the sensitivity, the faster the adjustment. If the lighting
conditions change frequently, select a lower sensitivity to prevent the camera from frequently
changing white balance.
„„ Manual White Balance: With any special light in the environment, you can use this option to
manually adjust the red, green and blue channels, which are mostly affected by the special light.
For example, if red color is too bright, then you should lower the R Gain value.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.2.4 Basic Settings
The Basic Setting allows you to specify a frequency and adjust the basic image settings to optimize
your video image.
„„ Frequency: Select an appropriate frequency to reduce the flicker on the image. “50 Hz” and
“60 Hz” are provided. Frequencies settings will affect the Max. Exposure and Min. Exposure
settings under
Image > Exposure.
„„ TV System: Displays the current video standard: NTSC or PAL. This setting cannot be changed
via web interface.
„„ Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level.
„„ Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level.
„„ Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level.
„„ Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level.
„„ Default All Image Parameters: Click this button to restore all the image settings to the
defaults.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.2.5 Smart Encoding
On the Smart Encoding page you can specify a specific region of the video as more important, i.e.,
a region of interest (ROI). When a ROI is specified, the camera will assign a higher number of bits to
the ROI area to deliver better video quality than non-ROI areas.
Caution
Tip
Note
The Smart Encoding function is only available when H.264 is selected for one of the streams.
Basic Setting
To define a smart encoding area, click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region of
interest and click Save Window to save the region. Click anywhere on the image to cancel the
current defined area.
„„ Mode: Select Fixed ROI to enable smart encoding function.
„„ Priority: Select a priority level for the ROI.
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4.2.6 Smart Focus
In addition to observing the live view image to see if focus is achieved, you can also enable Smart
Focus to help you verify if focus is locked. If this function is enabled, whenever focus is achieved,
the focus window turns green.
Basic Settings
To focus on a desired subject using the Smart Focus function:
1. Click on the subject that you want to focus on and then click Save Window.
2. Check the Smart Focus Enabled box. This will turn the smart focus indicator to red.
3. Use the focal length and focus controls to optimize the focus. When focus is achieved, the
indicator turns green.
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4.2.7 Privacy Zone
Privacy Zone allows you to mask sensitive areas of the image for privacy protection. If enabled, it
will mask the live view and the recorded video clips/JPEG files.
To turn on the privacy zone function:
1. Click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region to be masked and then click Save
Window.
2. Select ON to enable Privacy Zone. This will turn the masked area to black.
4.2.8 ePTZ
With the ePTZ function, you can use the pan, tilt and zoom controls to steer the camera to a desired
position and focus on desired close-up areas, without moving the camera physically.
Before using the ePTZ function, make sure the TV Out Stream is set to OFF. Please refer to the
Image > Codec page.
On the main screen, a PTZ button appears. After you click the PTZ button, an ePTZ control panel will
shows up where you can click the corresponding indicators to perform desired operations:
• To zoom in/out: Click the +/- indicator repeatedly to zoom in/out the live view image.
• To pan left/right: Click the left/right indicator to pan the viewing area. The pan function
does not work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
• To tilt up/down: Click the up/down indicator to tilt the viewing area. The tilt function does
not work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
• To preset to home: Click the home indicator and the image will return to the original view.
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4.3 Network
4.3.1 Basic
„„ DHCP: If there is a DHCP server on the network and you enable this option, the server will
automatically assign an IP address and related information to the camera.
Caution
Tip
Note
If there is no DHCP server on your network or you prefer to manually assign an IP address to the
camera, leave the DHCP checkbox blank.
„„ IP Address & Subnet Mask: If the DHCP function is not enabled, you have to assign an IP
address with the subnet mask to the camera.
„„ Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway if required. Please contact your network
administrator whether you need to set up the gateway.
„„ DNS: Enter the IP address of a DNS server. If you enter a domain name instead of an IP address
in server-related fields, e.g., FTP, SMTP or NTP server, then the camera will need a DNS server
to translate domain names into an IP address that is actually used for communication on the
Internet.
„„ HTTP Port: Use the standard HTTP port number 80 or alternatively specify another port number
between 1025 and 65535.
If you choose to use a non-standard port, and the camera on the LAN is to be accessible from the
Internet, then you must configure your router/firewall to forward incoming HTTP request to that
specified port (via NAPT/port forwarding settings).
„„ MAC: Display the MAC address of the camera. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address,
which is indicated on the product label. It helps you to identify which camera is currently
accessed, particularly when multiple cameras are connected to your network.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.3.2 FTP
To allow the camera to upload recorded video clips/JPEG files to an FTP server, you have to specify an
FTP server and configure related settings.
„„ FTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of the FTP server.
„„ FTP Server Port: Enter the port number of the FTP server.
„„ User Name: Enter the user name to logon to the FTP server.
„„ Password: Enter the password to logon to the FTP server.
„„ File Upload Path: Specify the folder which has been created under FTP server root directory.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.3.3 SMTP
To enable the camera to send you email notifications when an alarm is triggered, you need to specify
an SMTP server to send the emails.
„„ My Server Requires Authorization: If your SMTP server requires authorization to send emails,
enable this option.
„„ SMTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.
„„ User Name: Enter the user name to log on to the SMTP server.
„„ Password: Enter the password to log on to the SMTP server.
„„ Sender: Enter the email address to be shown as the sender of the notification email.
„„ Receiver: Enter the email address to which the notification email is sent.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
4.3.4 NTP
If you want the camera to synchronize its time clock with an NTP (Network Time Protocol) sever,
configure the NTP server settings here.
„„ NTP Server: Enter the IP address or the domain name of the NTP server to synchronize with.
„„ Time Zone: Select a time zone in which the camera is located.
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„„ DST: Tick the Automatically Adjust for Daylight Saving Time Changes check box to apply
the daylight saving time and users are supposed to configure the start/end time period by clicking
the drop-down menus respectively.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
4.3.5 RTSP
RTSP is a standard for establishing and controlling sessions for streaming data over the web. If you
want to allow third-party devices or software to access video/audio streams from the IP camera over
the network, you must configure the RTSP ports. You can provide up to 6 streams according to the
specific codec mode with different RTSP port. And when finished, click Save to have the configuration
take effect.
To use an RTSP player to access the camera’s streams, you have to use correct RTSP URL to request
the streams. Refer to the table below for RTSP URLs:
Stream
URL
MJPEG Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8555/mjpeg
MJPEG Third
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8558/mjpeg
H.264 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8557/h264
H.264 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8556/h264
MPEG4 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:554/mpeg4
MPEG4 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8554/mpeg4
*Replace the IP address and the port number with the camera’s settings if otherwise configured.
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4.3.6 ONVIF
ONVIF is a standard that ensures interoperability between IP-based physical security products
regardless of the manufacturers. This camera is ONVIF compliant and you can configure whether the
camera can be found by other ONVIF compliant products and the related settings.
Basic Settings
„„ Discovery via ONVIF: Check the box if you want the camera to be found by other ONVIF
compliant devices in a network, e.g., an ONVIF compliant NVR.
„„ Accept command/functionality outside of Discovery capability: If checked, the camera
is allowed to accept commands from ONVIF compliant device thus changing the camera’s
functionality.
„„ User Authentication: If an ONVIF compliant device needs authentication for communication,
enable this option.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.4 System
4.4.1 Date and Time
Current Time
Displays the current date and time of the camera. Date and time will be updated after you configure
new settings in the New Time section and click Save to apply the settings.
New Time
You can set the camera time by one of the following methods:
„„ Set Manually: Manually enter the camera’s date and time settings in the given fields.
„„ Synchronize with Computer Timer: Use this option to synchronize the camera’s date and time
with the computer timer.
„„ Synchronize with NTP Server: Use this option to synchronize the camera’s date and time with
an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server, which can be configured under Network > NTP.
„„ Date Format: Allows you to specify a desired date format.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.4.2 Time Stamp
The Time Stamp function allows you to overlay the date and time stamp on the video. When
enabled, the recorded video will be displayed with the date and the time.
„„ Enable Date and Time Stamp: Check this box to enable the date and time stamp on images/
video clips; to disable this function, uncheck the box.
„„ Date Format: Select the desired date format for the time stamp.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
4.4.3 Firmware
Current Version Description: Displays the current version of the firmware.
Specify the Firmware to Update: This function is designed to update the firmware of the camera.
To perform the firmware upgrade, follow these parameters:
„„ Keep the network connected during the update process.
„„ DO NOT turn off or restart the camera during the firmware update process.
To update the firmware:
1. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file.
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2. Click the Update button to start update.
3. When prompted, click OK to proceed.
4. Wait about 20~60 seconds until the file is successfully updated. Once the update is completed,
the browser will show a message reads “Firmware update successful”. Then it will take 60 seconds
to restart the camera.
5. The utility will automatically go back to live view screen after firmware has been updated
successfully.
You can also perform these tasks on the Firmware page:
„„ Restart Camera: Restart the camera. This will cause all streams to disconnect.
„„ Factory Default: Reset all of the camera settings to the defaults, except network settings. After
you confirm to reset, the parameters will be reset and the camera restarts automatically. When
completed, you will return to the live view page.
„„ Hardware Factory Default: Reset all of the camera parameters to the defaults, including the
network settings.
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4.4.4 User Management
The User Management page allows you to manage user accounts and access privileges.
User List
Displays the list of current user accounts of the camera. To delete a user account, select the
unwanted user account from the list and then click Delete User.
Add/Modify User
You can add a new user or modify current users’ account or authority.
„„ To add a new user, enter the user name and password and specify the authority. Then click Add/
Modify User to add a user.
„„ To modify the password of an existing user, enter the user name and modify the password. Then
click the Add/Modify User button.
„„ Two types of account can be specified:
• Admin (Administrator): Can access all camera functions, pages and change configurations.
• Viewer (Guest): Can only access the live view page and take snapshots.
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4.4.5 Language
The Language drop-down menu allows you to change the language of the web interface. Supported
languages include English, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Click Save to
apply the language setting, and the browser will automatically refresh to reflect the change.
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4.4.6 Log
This page displays detailed information about the camera’s operations and activities, including all the
login and alarm records.
„„ Clear Log File: Click the button to clear the log cache.
„„ Download Log File: Click the button to save the current log into a text file. When a dialog
window shows up, click the Save button to locate the directory where the logfile.txt is to be
stored.
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4.4.7 Audio
„„ Audio Receiving: If a microphone is connected to the camera, you can select ON to allow the
camera to record the audio and transmit to your PC. This enables the camera to pick up sounds in
the background.
„„ Audio Receiving Volume: Allows you to adjust the audio recording volume of the camera
ranging from 1 to 4.
„„ Audio Playing: If a speaker is connected to the camera, you can select ON to allow the camera
to play the audio transmitted from your PC. This enables you to speak to the person(s) around
the camera.
„„ Audio Playing Volume: Allows you to adjust the audio playing volume of the camera ranging
from 1 to 4.
Using the two-way audio function
Note that the two-way audio function is only active in the live view page using the web browser.
To use the two-way audio function:
1. Make sure a speaker is connected to the Audio Out port and a microphone is connected to the
Audio In port of the camera.
2. Enter System > Audio and enable both the Audio Receiving and Audio Playing functions.
Then adjust the audio volume to the desired level.
To access the two-way audio streams:
1. Make sure your computer is connected to a microphone and speaker. Enter the live view page of
the web-based utility.
2. Speak into the microphone and the person(s) around the camera should hear your voice.
3. When people around the camera are talking to you, you should hear them from the speaker that
is connected to the computer.
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4.5 Event
When an event occurs, it triggers an alarm and the camera will take a pre-defined action, e.g.
sending a recorded video clip or JPEG files to a designated server. With this camera, an event can be
triggered by the camera’s detection mechanism.
4.5.1 Motion Detection
When the Motion Detection is enabled, the camera detects motion under a pre-specified condition
within a designated area. When motion is detected, the camera will generate an alarm and then take
a specified action.
Caution
Tip
Note
Keep the conditions below in mind when you use the motion detection function. Please refer to the
Codec section.
„„ You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
„„ You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
Configuration
„„ Motion Sensitivity: Specify the sensitivity to moving objects before the camera triggers an
alarm. The higher the sensitivity, the slighter the movement is required to set off an alarm.
You can alternatively select User Define and enter a value from 1 to 100 in the Customized
Threshold field. When the motion within a specified area exceeds the threshold, an alarm will be
triggered.
Select the OFF radio button to disable motion detection
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Motion Area Setting
„„ Motion area setting: Click target squares displayed on the screen to define detection areas;
once configured, click Save Motion Area to save the settings.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon motion detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
4.5.2 External Alarms
If external alarm devices, e.g., sensors and alarms, are connected to the camera’s alarm input/
output, the following settings must be made:
Configuration
„„ Setting: Enable the Alarm I/O that is connected with the respective external alarm device.
„„ Level: Set the (electricity) current as low or high to define the active state.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when external alarm is triggered:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
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4.5.3 Face Detection
With the Face Detection enabled, one or multiple square frames will cover the faces detected in
the scene. You can specify a particular area by clicking and dragging your mouse, and then click the
Save Window button. People’s faces appearing within the area will be detected. Click the Delete
Window button followed by clicking Save to remove the defined region.
Basic Settings
„„ Face Detection: Enable/Disable face detection. When the selected radio button is changed and
the Save button is clicked, the camera may take around 25 seconds to restart while the web
displaying the status being loading.
„„ Detection Box: Select ON to show square frames on the screen for the detected faces.
„„ Direction: Select the orientation of faces in the video stream. UP means the top of the face
is generally in the up direction. The orientation may need to be adjusted when the camera is
installed on its side or at an angle.
„„ Threshold: Select a face detection acceptance tolerance ranging from 0 to 9.
„„ Minsize: Select the minimum size of the detection box. Options include 20, 25, 32 and 40;
smaller value means smaller faces in the distance can be detected.
„„ Priority: Select whether face regions have higher or lower encoding priority when the Advanced
Settings ROI feature is applied.
Action
Select the radio buttons for actions in response to the pictures saved to FTP server, SMTP server or
SD card if a face detection alarm is triggered. OFF is set by default.
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„„ OFF: No action will be taken (but an alarm is logged).
„„ FTP: Recorded AVI/JPEG files will be uploaded to an FTP server when the alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification e-mail attached with the recorded JPEG files will be sent to a SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded AVI/JPEG files will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
4.5.4 Blur Detection
With the Blur Detection enabled, when the camera detects incidents that make video image blur,
e.g. redirection, blocking or defocusing, the camera will generate an alarm and then take a specified
action.
Caution
Tip
Note
Note that to use the blur detection function, the following two conditions must be met:
„„ You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
„„ You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
Configuration
„„ Blur Detection: Select Enable to enable Blur Detection; select Disable to disable this function.
„„ Sensitivity: You can alternatively customize the camera’s sensitivity to a blur. The camera will
judge whether it has been tampered based on the sensitivity threshold specified.
Action
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
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4.5.5 Audio Detection
With the Audio Detection enabled, when the camera detects any sound, the camera will generate
an alarm and then take a specified action.
Configuration
„„ Audio Sensitivity: Specify the camera’s sensitivity level to the audio signal. The higher the
sensitivity, the lower the volume is required to set off an alarm.
When set to OFF, the audio detection is disabled.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clip will be uploaded to the FTP server when the alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: A notification email attached with the recorded video clip will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clip will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
4.5.6 Ethernet Detection
With Ethernet detection enabled, when the camera detects an Ethernet disconnection, the camera
will generate an alarm and then take a specified action.
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Configuration
„„ Trigger an Alarm When Ethernet is Disconnected: Select whether to disable/enable this
function.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card in AVI format when the alarm is
triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
Regardless of your settings in Recording > SD card, when an Ethernet disconnection is triggered,
the video clip recording will always be saved in AVI format.
4.5.7 Event Management
Basic Setting
„„ Alarm Duration: Specify the duration of the alarm when an event is triggered.
„„ Alarm Reset: Click this button to stop the current alarm and to restart event detection again.
„„ When finished, click Save to have the configuration take effect.
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4.6 Recording
Recording allows you to configure recording-related settings and schedule recording. The defaults are
listed in the table below:
4.6.1 Settings – Video File
Configure the duration and format of video to be recorded when an alarm is triggered.
Basic Settings
„„ AVI Duration for FTP Server: Select recorded video duration in seconds for the FTP server.
„„ AVI Duration for SD Card: Select recorded video duration in seconds for the SD card.
„„ AVI Format: Select a desired video format. Available formats depend on the primary and the
secondary streaming codec/resolution settings.
4.6.2 Settings – FTP
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FTP Networking
Displays the current FTP settings, which are specified via Network > FTP.
Storage Setting
„„ Number of files to upload: Enter the number of JPEG files to be uploaded to the FTP per event.
„„ File Format: Select the format in which to upload the recorded video file to the FTP server when
an event has been triggered.
• JPEG files: The camera will record specified number of JPEG files and upload to the FTP
server.
• AVI files: The camera will record AVI files and upload to the FTP sever. For the duration and
AVI format, see Recording > Setting > Video File.
4.6.3 Settings – SMTP
SMTP Networking
Displays the current SMTP settings, which are specified via Network > SMTP.
Storage Setting
„„ Attached File Numbers: Enter the number of JPEG images that will be attached to the
notification email. Set a lower number if SMTP server has an email size limit.
„„ Attached File Format: In JPEG format always.
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4.6.4 SD Card Storage Format Selection
Storage Setting
„„ File Format: Specify the format of the video/picture to be saved to the SD card when an event is
triggered.
„„ Capacity/Usage: Shows the card capacity and the space usage percentage.
„„ SD Card Format: Use this button to format the SD card. This option is not available if an SD card
has not been inserted in the camera.
„„ Remove SD Card: Click this button before safely removing the SD card. This option is not
available if an SD card has not been inserted in the camera.
„„ SD Card Overwrite: Select ON to enable overwriting once the storage is full.
Accessing SD Card
Caution
Tip
Note
Users can access the SD card via the FTP service by entering the FTP address (ftp://192.168.1.30
by default) in the URL field of the web browser.
Then an FTP login window shows up asking for login ID and password. After filling in the login ID and
password fields (defaults are admin and 1234 respectively), you can see the the FTP directory with
successful login.
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Besides, users can also just launch the Windows Explorer to access SD card. The same, users are
supposed to enter the FTP address (ftp://192.168.1.30 by default) in the address field and finish
login process. Then you can directly get into the directory.
4.6.5 Period Setting
The Period Setting allows you to schedule video recordings at specified times. Set the automatic
recording times by selecting the desired weekday and the period of time. Up to 7 scheduled
recordings can be set. Check Save to SD Card should you wish to save the recorded video clips to
the SD card.
Caution
Tip
Note
The scheduled recording always demands higher priority than the alarm-based recording. When a
scheduled recording is proceeding, the alarm-based recording will be disabled but the alarms will be
logged.
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5. VLC Player for RTSP Streaming Access
5. VLC Player for RTSP
Streaming Access
Caution
Tip
Note
„„ This information is provided for convenience only. We will not provide support for the installation
or use of VLC software.
„„ The IP addresses used in the document are the default URLs and are provided for example
purposes only. You will need to use an IP address that is appropriate for your network.
To use VLC player to view RTSP streaming, follow these steps to proceed:
1. Download and install VLC Player (version 1.0.5) from http://www.videolan.org/vlc.
2. Launch VLC Player.
3. Click Media _Open Network Stream.
4. On the Network tab, choose RTSP from the Protocol menu.
5. In the Address field enter the IP address of the stream that you want to view.
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The table below lists default URLs.
Stream
URL
MJPEG Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8555/mjpeg
MJPEG Third
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8558/mjpeg
H.264 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8557/h264
H.264 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8556/h264
MPEG4 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30/mpeg4
MPEG4 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8554/mpeg4
6. Click Play and you will see the image streaming.
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