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Thank you for purchasing our product. If there are any questions, or requests,
please do not hesitate to contact the dealer.
This manual applies to MicroView A13B, A13D and A13VD network cameras.
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Regulatory Information
FCC Information
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
FCC Conditions
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.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are
marked with "CE" and comply therefore with the applicable
harmonized European standards listed under the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC, the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, the RoHS Directive
2011/65/EU.
2012/19/EU (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier
upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at
designated collection points. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info.
2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. See the product documentation for specific battery information.
The battery is marked with this symbol, which may include lettering to
indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling,
return the battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point. For more
information see: www.recyclethis.info.
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Safety Instruction
These instructions are intended to ensure that the user can use the product
correctly to avoid danger or property loss.
The precaution measure is divided into ‘Warnings’ and ‘Cautions’:
Warnings: Serious injury or death may be caused if any of these warnings are
neglected.
Cautions: Injury or equipment damage may be caused if any of these cautions are
neglected.
Warnings Follow these safeguards to Cautions Follow these precautions to
prevent serious injury or death.
prevent potential injury or
material damage.
Warnings:
 Please adopt the power adapter which can meet the safety extra low voltage
(SELV) standard. And source with 24V AC±10% or 12V DC±10% (depending on
models) according to the IEC60950-1 and Limited Power Source standard. The
power consumption cannot be less than the required value.
 Do not connect several devices to one power adapter as an adapter overload
may cause over-heating and can be a fire hazard.
 When the product is installed on a wall or ceiling, the device should be firmly
fixed.
 To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the indoor used
product to rain or moisture.
 This installation should be made by a qualified service person and should
conform to all the local codes.
 Please install blackouts equipment into the power supply circuit for convenient
supply interruption.
 If the product does not work properly, please contact your dealer or the nearest
service center. Never attempt to disassemble the product yourself. (We shall not
assume any responsibility for problems caused by unauthorized repair or
maintenance.)
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Cautions:
 Make sure the power supply voltage is correct before using the product.
 Do not drop the product or subject it to physical shock. Do not install the
product on vibratory surface or places.
 Do not expose it to high electromagnetic radiating environment.
 Do not aim the lens at the strong light such as sun or incandescent lamp. The
strong light can cause fatal damage to the product.
 The sensor may be burned out by a laser beam, so when any laser equipment is
being used, make sure that the surface of the sensor not be exposed to the
laser beam.
 Do not place the camera in extremely hot, cold temperatures (the operating
temperature should be between -30°C ~ 60°C, or -40°C ~ 60°C if the camera
model has an “H” in its suffix), dusty or damp environment, and do not expose
it to high electromagnetic radiation.
 To avoid heat accumulation, good ventilation is required for a proper operating
environment.
 Keep the camera away from water and any liquid.
 While shipping, the camera should be packed in its original packing.
 Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion.
Please use the manufacturer recommended battery type.
For the camera supports IR, you are required to pay attention to the following
precautions to prevent IR reflection:
 Dust or grease on the dome cover will cause IR reflection. Please do not remove
the dome cover film until the installation is finished. If there is dust or grease on
the dome cover, clean the dome cover with clean soft cloth and isopropyl
alcohol.
 Make certain the installation location does not have reflective surfaces of
objects too close to the camera. The IR light from the camera may reflect back
into the lens causing reflection.
 The foam ring around the lens must be seated flush against the inner surface of
the bubble to isolate the lens from the IR LEDS. Fasten the dome cover to
camera body so that the foam ring and the dome cover are attached seamlessly.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Requirement ......................................................................... 7
Chapter 2
Network Connection.......................................................................... 8
2.1
Setting the Network Camera over the LAN ....................................................................... 8
2.1.1 Wiring over the LAN ...................................................................................................... 8
2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address ........................................................................ 9
2.2
Setting the Network Camera over the WAN ................................................................... 10
2.2.1 Static IP Connection..................................................................................................... 10
2.2.2 Dynamic IP Connection................................................................................................ 11
Chapter 3
Access to the Network Camera .........................................................14
3.1
Accessing by Web Browsers ............................................................................................ 14
3.2
Accessing by Client Software........................................................................................... 16
3.2.1 Accessing by MonitoringCenter Software ................................................................... 16
3.2.2 Accessing by MonitoringCenter Mobile Software ....................................................... 17
Chapter 5
Live View .........................................................................................18
5.1
Live View Page ................................................................................................................ 18
5.2
Starting Live View............................................................................................................ 19
5.3
Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually ................................................................... 20
5.4
Operating PTZ Control ..................................................................................................... 20
5.4.1 PTZ Control Panel ........................................................................................................ 20
5.4.2 Setting / Calling a Preset ............................................................................................. 21
Chapter 6
Network Camera Configuration.........................................................24
6.1
Configuring Local Parameters ......................................................................................... 24
6.2
Configuring Time Settings ............................................................................................... 25
6.3
Configuring Network Settings ......................................................................................... 27
6.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings ......................................................................................... 27
6.3.2 Configuring Port Settings ............................................................................................ 28
6.3.3 Configuring DDNS Settings .......................................................................................... 29
6.3.4 Configuring PPPoE Settings ......................................................................................... 31
6.3.5 Configuring SNMP Settings ......................................................................................... 32
6.3.6 Configuring 802.1X Settings ........................................................................................ 33
6.3.7 Configuring QoS Settings ............................................................................................. 34
6.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings ............................................................................................. 35
6.3.9 Configuring UPnP™ Settings........................................................................................ 36
6.3.10 Configuring Email Settings ...................................................................................... 37
6.3.11 Configuring NAT (Network Address Translation) Settings ....................................... 39
6.4
Configuring Video and Audio Settings ............................................................................ 39
6.4.1 Configuring Video Settings .......................................................................................... 39
6.4.2 Configuring Audio Settings .......................................................................................... 41
6.5
Configuring Image Parameters ........................................................................................ 42
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6.5.1 Configuring Display Settings ....................................................................................... 42
6.5.2 Configuring OSD Settings ............................................................................................ 44
6.5.3 Configuring Text Overlay Settings ............................................................................... 45
6.5.4 Configuring Privacy Mask............................................................................................ 46
6.6
Configuring and Handling Alarms ................................................................................... 47
6.6.1 Configuring Motion Detection ..................................................................................... 47
6.6.2 Configuring Video Tampering Alarm ........................................................................... 51
6.6.3 Configuring External Alarm Input................................................................................ 52
6.6.4 Configuring Alarm Output ........................................................................................... 53
6.6.5 Handling Exception...................................................................................................... 54
6.6.6 Configuring PIR Alarm ................................................................................................. 55
Chapter 7
7.1
7.2
7.3
Storage Settings................................................................................56
Configuring NAS Settings................................................................................................. 56
Configuring Recording Schedule ..................................................................................... 57
Configuring Snapshot Settings ........................................................................................ 60
Chapter 8
Playback ...........................................................................................63
Chapter 9
Log Searching ...................................................................................65
Chapter 10 Others .............................................................................................. 67
10.1 Managing User Accounts ................................................................................................. 67
10.2 Configuring RTSP Authentication .................................................................................... 69
10.3 Anonymous Visit ............................................................................................................. 69
10.4 IP Address Filter .............................................................................................................. 70
10.5 Viewing Device Information ............................................................................................ 72
10.6 Maintenance ................................................................................................................... 73
10.6.1 Rebooting the Camera............................................................................................. 73
10.6.2 Restoring Default Settings ....................................................................................... 73
10.6.3 Exporting/ Importing Configuration File ................................................................. 73
10.6.4 Upgrading the System ............................................................................................. 74
10.7 RS-232 Settings................................................................................................................ 74
Appendix
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Appendix 1 MonitoringCenter Client Software Introduction ...................................................... 76
Appendix 2 Port Mapping ........................................................................................................... 78
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Chapter 1 System Requirement
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and above version / Vista / Win7 /
Server 2003 / Server 2008 32bits
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 1G or higher
Display: 1024×768 resolution or higher
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 and above version, Apple Safari 5.02 and above
version, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and above version and Google Chrome8 and above
versions.
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Chapter 2 Network Connection
Before you start:

If you want to set the network camera via a LAN (Local Area Network), please
refer to Section 2.1 Setting the Network Camera over the LAN.

If you want to set the network camera via a WAN (Wide Area Network), please
refer to Section 2.2 Setting the Network Camera over the WAN.
2.1 Setting the Network Camera over the LAN
Purpose:
To view and configure the camera via a LAN, you need to connect the network
camera in the same subnet with your computer, and install the MonitoringCenter
software to search and change the IP of the network camera.
For the detailed introduction of MicroView MonitoringCenter, please refer to Appendix 1.
2.1.1 Wiring over the LAN
The following figures show the two ways of cable connection of a network camera
and a computer:
Purpose:

To test the network camera, you can directly connect the network camera to
the computer with a network cable as shown in Figure 2-1.

Refer to the Figure 2-2 to set the network camera over the LAN via a switch or
a router.
Figure 2-1 Connecting Directly
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Figure 2-2 Connecting via a Switch or a Router
2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address
You need the IP address to visit the network camera.
Steps:
1.
To get the IP address, you can install the MicroView MonitoringCenter client
software to list the online devices. Please refer to the user manual of
MonitoringCenter client software for detailed information.
2.
Change the IP address and subnet mask to the same subnet as that of your
computer.
3.
Enter the IP address of network camera in the address field of the web browser
to view the live video.

The default IP address is 192.0.0.64 and the port number is 8000. The default user
name is admin, and password is 12345.

For accessing the network camera from different subnets, please set the gateway for
the network camera after you logged in. For detailed information, please refer to
Section 6.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings.
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MonitoringCenter
Figure 2-3 MonitoringCenter Interface
2.2 Setting the Network Camera over the WAN
Purpose:
This section explains how to connect the network camera to the WAN with a static
IP or a dynamic IP.
2.2.1 Static IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a static IP from an ISP (Internet Service Provider). With the static IP
address, you can connect the network camera via a router or connect it to the WAN
directly.
 Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. Assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer to Section
2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed IP address
configuration of the camera.
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3. Save the static IP in the router.
4. Set port mapping, e.g., 80, 8000, 8200 and 554 ports. The steps for port
mapping vary depending on different routers. Please call the router
manufacturer for assistance with port mapping.
Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Visit the network camera through a web browser or the client software over the
internet.
Figure 2-4 Accessing the Camera through Router with Static IP
 Connecting the network camera with static IP directly
You can also save the static IP in the camera and directly connect it to the internet
without using a router. Refer to Section 2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP
Address for detailed IP address configuration of the camera.
Figure 2-5 Accessing the Camera with Static IP Directly
2.2.2 Dynamic IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a dynamic IP from an ISP. With the dynamic IP address, you can
connect the network camera to a modem or a router.
 Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. In the camera, assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer
to Section 2.1.2 Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed LAN
configuration.
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3. In the router, set the PPPoE user name, password and confirm the password.
4. Set port mapping. E.g. 80, 8000, and 554 ports. The steps for port mapping vary
depending on different routers. Please call the router manufacturer for
assistance with port mapping.
Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
6. Configure the DDNS settings in the setting interface of the router.
7. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.
 Connecting the network camera via a modem
Purpose:
This camera supports the PPPoE auto dial-up function. The camera gets a public IP
address by ADSL dial-up after the camera is connected to a modem. You need to
configure the PPPoE parameters of the network camera. Refer to Section 6.3.4
Configuring PPPoE Settings for detailed configuration.
Figure 2-6 Accessing the Camera with Dynamic IP
The obtained IP address is dynamically assigned via PPPoE, so the IP address always
changes after rebooting the camera. To solve the inconvenience of the dynamic IP, you
need to get a domain name from the DDNS provider (E.g. DynDns.com). Please follow
below steps for normal domain name resolution and private domain name resolution to
solve the problem.

Normal Domain Name Resolution
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Figure 2-7 Normal Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
2. Configure the DDNS settings in the DDNS Settings interface of the network
camera. Refer to Section 6.3.3 Configuring DDNS Settings for detailed
configuration.
3. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.

Private Domain Name Resolution
Figure 2-8 Private Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Install and run the IP Server software in a computer with a static IP.
2. Access the network camera through the LAN with a web browser or the client
software.
3. Enable DDNS and select IP Server as the protocol type. Refer to Section 6.3.3
Configuring DDNS Settings for detailed configuration.
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Chapter 3 Access to the Network
Camera
3.1 Accessing by Web Browsers
Steps:
1. Open the web browser.
2. In the address field, input the IP address of the network camera, e.g.,
192.0.0.64 and hit the enter key to enter the login interface.
3. Select the language from the top-left of the page.
4. Input the user name and password and click Login.
●
The default user name is admin, and the password is 12345.
● Multi-language is supported. English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak,
French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Dutch, etc.
Figure 3-1 Login Interface
5. Install the plug-in before viewing the live video and operating the camera.
Please follow the installation prompts to install the plug-in.
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Figure 3-2 Download and Install Plug-in
Figure 3-3 Install Plug-in (1)
Figure 3-4 Install Plug-in (2)
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You may have to close the web browser to install the plug-in. Please reopen the web
browser and log in again after the plug-in is installed.
3.2 Accessing by Client Software
3.2.1 Accessing by MonitoringCenter Software
The product CD contains the MonitoringCenter client software (Client or PCNVR). You
can view the live video and manage the camera with the client software.
Follow the installation prompts to install the software. The live view interface
of MonitoringCenter is shown below.
Figure 3-5 MonitoringCenter Live View
For detailed information about MonitoringCenter client software, please refer to the user
manual of the MonitoringCenter software.
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3.2.2 Accessing by MonitoringCenter Mobile Software
To view the camera with a mobile phone, install the MonitoringCenter Mobile client
software in your mobile phone. You can download the software from iTunes App
store or Google Play store.
For detailed information about MonitoringCenter Mobile client software, please refer to
the user manual of MonitoringCenter Mobile software.
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Chapter 4 Live View
4.1 Live View Page
Purpose:
The live video page allows you to view live video, capture images, realize PTZ control,
set/call presets and configure video parameters.
Log in the network camera to enter the live view page, or you can click
on the
menu bar of the main page to enter the live view page.
Descriptions of the live view page:
Figure 4-1 Live View Page
Menu Bar:
Click each tab to enter Live View, Playback, Log and Configuration interface.
Display Control:
Click each tab to adjust the layout and the stream type of the live view.
Live View Window:
Display the live view.
Toolbar:
Operations on the live view page, e.g., live view, capture, record, audio on/off,
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two-way audio, etc.
PTZ Control:
Panning, tilting and zooming actions of the camera and the lighter and wiper
control (if it supports PTZ function or an external pan/tilt unit has been installed).
Preset Setting/Calling:
Set and call the preset for the camera (if supports PTZ function or an external
pan/tilt unit has been installed).
4.2 Starting Live View
In the live view window as shown in Figure 5-2, click
live view of the camera.
on the toolbar to start the
Figure 4-2 Live View Toolbar
Table 4-1 Descriptions of the Toolbar
Icon
Description
Start/Stop live view
/
Manually capture the pictures displayed in live view and then
save it as a JPEG file or BMP file.
/
Manually start/stop recording.
Audio on and adjust volume /Mute.
/
/
Enable/Disable two-way audio.
Enable/Disable e-PTZ.
Before using the two-way audio function or recording with audio, please set the Stream
Type to Video & Audio referring to Section 6.4.
Full-screen Mode
You can double-click on the live video to switch the current live view into full-screen
or return to normal mode from the full-screen.
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Please refer to the following sections for more information:
 Configuring remote recording in Section 7.2 Configuring Recording Schedule.
 Setting the image quality of the live video in Section 6.1 Configuring Local
Parameters and Section 6.4.1 Configuring Video Settings.
 Setting the OSD text on live video in Section 6.5.2 Configuring OSD Settings.
4.3 Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually
In the live view interface, click
click
on the toolbar to capture the live pictures or
to record the live video. The saving paths of the captured pictures and
clips can be set on the Configuration > Local Configuration page. To configure
remote scheduled recording, please refer to Section 7.2.
The captured image will be saved as JPEG or BMP file in your computer.
4.4 Operating PTZ Control
Purpose:
In the live view interface, you can use the PTZ control buttons to realize
pan/tilt/zoom control of the camera.
To realize PTZ control, the camera connected to the network must support the PTZ
function or a pan/tilt unit has been installed to the camera.
4.4.1 PTZ Control Panel
On the live view page, click
to show the PTZ control panel or click
to hide it.
Click the direction buttons to control the pan/tilt movements.
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Figure 4-3 PTZ Control Panel
Click the zoom/iris/focus buttons to realize lens control.

There are 8 direction arrows ( ,
,
,
,
,
,
,
) in the live view

window when you click and drag the mouse in the relative positions.
For the cameras which support lens movements only, the direction buttons are invalid.
Table 4-2 Descriptions of PTZ Control Panel
Button
Description
Zoom in/out
Focus near/far
Iris open/close
Light on/off
Wiper on/off
One-touch focus
Initialize lens
4.4.2 Setting / Calling a Preset

Setting a Preset:
1. In the PTZ control panel, select a preset number from the preset list.
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Figure 4-4 Setting a Preset
2. Use the PTZ control buttons to move the lens to the desired position.
• Pan the camera to the right or left.
• Tilt the camera up or down.
• Zoom in or out.
• Refocus the lens.
3. Click
to finish the setting of the current preset.
4. You can click
to delete the preset.
You can configure up to 128 presets.

Calling a Preset:
This feature enables the camera to point to a specified preset scene manually or
when an event takes place.
For the defined preset, you can call it at any time to the desired preset scene.
In the PTZ control panel, select a defined preset from the list and click
preset.
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Figure 4-5 Calling a Preset
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Chapter 5 Network Camera Configuration
5.1 Configuring Local Parameters
The local configuration refers to the parameters of the live view, record files and captured
pictures. The record files and captured pictures are the ones you record and captured using
the web browser and thus the saving paths of them are on the PC running the browser.
Steps:
1. Enter the Local Configuration interface:
Configuration > Local Configuration
Figure 5-1 Local Configuration Interface
2. Configure the following settings:
 Live View Parameters: Set the protocol type and live view performance.

Protocol Type: TCP, UDP, MULTICAST and HTTP are selectable.
TCP: Ensures complete delivery of streaming data and better video quality,
yet the real-time transmission will be affected.
UDP: Provides real-time audio and video streams.
HTTP: Allows the same quality as of TCP without setting specific ports for
streaming under some network environments.
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MULTICAST: It’s recommended to select MCAST type when using the
Multicast function. For detailed information about Multicast, refer to
Section 6.3.1 TCP/IP Settings.

Live View Performance: Set the live view performance to Least Delay,
Balanced or Best Fluency.
 Record File Settings: Set the saving path of the recorded video files. Valid for
the record files you recorded with the web browser.

Record File Size: Select the packed size of the manually recorded and
downloaded video files to 256M, 512M or 1G. After the selection, the
maximum record file size is the value you selected.

Save record files to: Set the saving path for the manually recorded video
files.

Save downloaded files to: Set the saving path for the downloaded video
files in playback mode.
 Picture and Clip Settings: Set the saving paths of the captured pictures and
clipped video files. Valid for the pictures you captured with the web browser.

Save snapshots in live view to: Set the saving path of the manually
captured pictures in live view mode.

Save snapshots when playback to: Set the saving path of the captured
pictures in playback mode.

Save clips to: Set the saving path of the clipped video files in playback
mode.
You can click
to change the directory for saving the clips and pictures.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
5.2 Configuring Time Settings
Purpose:
You can follow the instructions in this section to configure the time synchronization
and DST settings.
Steps:
1. Enter the Time Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > System > Time Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > System > Time Settings
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Figure 5-2 Time Settings

Select the Time Zone.
Select the Time Zone which is the closest to the location of the camera from the
drop-down menu.
 Synchronizing Time by NTP Server.
(1) Check the checkbox to enable the NTP function.
(2) Configure the following settings:
Server Address: IP address of NTP server.
NTP Port: Port of NTP server.
Interval: The time interval between the two synchronizing actions with NTP
server.
Figure 5-3 Time Sync by NTP Server
If the camera is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP server that has a time
synchronization function, such as the server at the National Time Center (IP Address:
210.72.145.44). If the camera is set in a customized network, NTP software can be used to
establish a NTP server for time synchronization.
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 Synchronizing Time Synchronization Manually
Enable the Manual Time Sync function and then click
from the pop-up calendar.
to set the system time
You can also check the Sync with computer time checkbox to synchronize the time of the
camera with that of your computer.
Figure 5-4 Time Sync Manually

Click
tab to enable the DST function and Set the date of the DST period.
Figure 5-5 DST Settings
2. Click Save to save the settings.
5.3 Configuring Network Settings
5.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings
Purpose:
TCP/IP settings must be properly configured before you operate the camera over
network. The camera supports both the IPv4 and IPv6. Both versions may be
configured simultaneously without conflicting to each other, and at least one IP
version should be configured.
Steps:
1. Enter TCP/IP Settings interface:
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Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
Figure 5-6 TCP/IP Settings
2. Configure the basic network settings, including the NIC Type, IPv4 or IPv6 Address,
IPv4 or IPv6 Subnet Mask, IPv4 or IPv6 Default Gateway, MTU settings and
Multicast Address.


The valid value range of MTU is 500 ~ 1500.
The Multicast sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients
to acquire the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group
address. Before utilizing this function, you have to enable the Multicast function of your
router.
3. Click Save to save the above settings.
A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.2 Configuring Port Settings
Purpose:
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You can set the port No. of the camera, e.g. HTTP port, RTSP port and HTTPS port.
Steps:
1. Enter the Port Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > Port
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > Port
Figure 5-7 Port Settings
2. Set the HTTP port, RTSP port and HTTPS port of the camera.
HTTP Port: The default port number is 80, and it can be changed to any port No.
which is not occupied.
RTSP Port: The default port number is 554, and it can be changed to any port
No. which is not occupied.
HTTPS Port: The default port number is 443, and can be changed to any port No.
which is not occupied.
Server Port: The default server port number is 8000, and it can be changed to
any port No. ranges from 2000 to 65535.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.3 Configuring DDNS Settings
Purpose:
If your camera is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you can use
the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) for network access.
Before you start:
Registration on the DDNS server is required before configuring the DDNS settings of
the camera.
Steps:
1. Enter the DDNS Settings interface:
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Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > DDNS
Figure 5-8 DDNS Settings
2. Check the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable this feature.
3. Select DDNS Type. Three DDNS types are selectable: NO-IP, IPServer and
DynDNS.
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DynDNS:
Steps:
(1) Enter Server Address of DynDNS (e.g. members.dyndns.org).
(2) In the Domain text field, enter the domain name obtained from the DynDNS
website.
(3) Enter the Port of DynDNS server.
(4) Enter the User Name and Password registered on the DynDNS website.
(5) Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-9 DynDNS Settings
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IP Server:
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Steps:
(1) Enter the Server Address of the IP Server.
(2) Click Save to save the settings.
For the IP Server, you have to apply a static IP, subnet mask, gateway and preferred
DNS from the ISP. The Server Address should be entered with the static IP address of
the computer that runs the IP Server software.
Figure 5-10 IPServer Settings
For the US and Canada area, you can enter 173.200.91.74 as the server address.
NO-IP
Steps:
(1) Enter Server Address of NO-IP.
(2) In the Domain text field, enter the domain name obtained from the NO-IP
website.
(3) Enter the Port of NO-IP server.
(4) Enter the User Name and Password registered on the NO-IP website.
(5) Click Save to save the settings.
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A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.4 Configuring PPPoE Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the PPPoE Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > PPPoE
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Figure 5-11 PPPoE Settings
2. Check the Enable PPPoE checkbox to enable this feature.
3. Enter User Name, Password, and Confirm password for PPPoE access.
The User Name and Password should be assigned by your ISP.
4. Click Save to save and exit the interface.
A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.5 Configuring SNMP Settings
Purpose:
You can set the SNMP function to get camera status, parameters and alarm related
information and manage the camera remotely when it is connected to the network.
Before you start:
Before setting the SNMP, please download the SNMP software and manage to
receive the camera information via SNMP port. By setting the Trap Address, the
camera can send the alarm event and exception messages to the surveillance center.
The SNMP version you select should be the same as that of the SNMP software. And you
also need to use the different version according to the security level you required. SNMP v1
provides no security and SNMP v2 requires password for access. And SNMP v3 provides
encryption and if you use the third version, HTTPS protocol must be enabled.
Steps:
1. Enter the SNMP Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > SNMP
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Figure 5-12 SNMP Settings
2. Check the corresponding version checkbox (
,
,
) to enable the feature.
3. Configure the SNMP settings.
The settings of the SNMP software should be the same as the settings you configure
here.
4. Click Save to save and finish the settings.
A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.6 Configuring 802.1X Settings
Purpose:
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The IEEE 802.1X standard is supported by the network cameras, and when the
feature is enabled, the camera data is secured and user authentication is needed
when connecting the camera to the network protected by the IEEE 802.1X.
Before you start:
The authentication server must be configured. Please apply and register a user
name and password for 802.1X in the server.
Steps:
1. Enter the 802.1X Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > 802.1X
Figure 5-13 802.1X Settings
2. Check the Enable IEEE 802.1X checkbox to enable the feature.
3. Configure the 802.1X settings, including EAPOL version, user name and
password.
The EAPOL version must be identical with that of the router or the switch.
4. Enter the user name and password to access the server.
5. Click Save to finish the settings.
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A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
The camera supports Wi-Fi function doesn’t support 802.1X.
5.3.7 Configuring QoS Settings
Purpose:
QoS (Quality of Service) can help solve the network delay and network congestion
by configuring the priority of data sending.
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Steps:
1. Enter the QoS Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > QoS
Figure 5-14 QoS Settings
2. Configure the QoS settings, including video / audio DSCP, event / alarm DSCP
and Management DSCP.
The valid value range of the DSCP is 0-63. The bigger the DSCP value is the
higher the priority is.
SCP refers to the Differentiated Service Code Point; and the DSCP value is used in the
IP header to indicate the priority of the data.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the FTP server related information to enable the uploading of the
captured pictures to the FTP server. The captured pictures can be triggered by
events or a timing snapshot task.
Steps:
1. Enter the FTP Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > FTP
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Figure 5-15 FTP Settings
2. Configure the FTP settings; and the user name and password are required for
login the FTP server.
Directory: In the Directory Structure field, you can select the root directory,
parent directory and child directory. When the parent directory is selected, you
have the option to use the Device Name, Device Number or Device IP for the
name of the directory; and when the Child Directory is selected, you can use
the Camera Name or Camera No. as the name of the directory.
Upload type: To enable uploading the captured picture to the FTP server.
Anonymous Access to the FTP Server (in which case the user name and
password won’t be requested.): Check the
checkbox to enable
the anonymous access to the FTP server.
The anonymous access function must be supported by the FTP server.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
If you want to upload the captured pictures to FTP server, you have to enable the
continuous snapshot or event-triggered snapshot on Snapshot page. For detailed
information, please refer to the Section 6.6.6.
5.3.9 Configuring UPnP™ Settings
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) is a networking architecture that provides
compatibility among networking equipment, software and other hardware devices.
The UPnP protocol allows devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify the
implementation of networks at home and in corporate environments.
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With the function enabled, you don’t need to configure the port mapping for each
port, and the camera is connected to the Wide Area Network via the router.
Steps:
1. Enter the UPnP™ settings interface.
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > UPnP
2. Check the checkbox to enable the UPnP™ function.
The name of the device when detected online can be edited.
Figure 5-16 Configure UPnP Settings
5.3.10 Configuring Email Settings
The system can be configured to send an Email notification to all designated
receivers if an alarm event is detected, e.g., motion detection event, video loss,
video tampering, etc.
Before you start:
Please configure the DNS Server settings under Basic Configuration > Network >
TCP/IP or Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP before using the Email
function.
Steps:
1. Enter the TCP/IP Settings (Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network >
TCP/IP or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP) to set
the IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway and the Preferred
DNS Server.
Please refer to Section 6.3.1 Configuring TCP/IP Settings for details.
2. Enter the Email Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > Email
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Figure 5-17 Email Settings
3. Configure the following settings:
Sender: The name of the email sender.
Sender’s Address: The email address of the sender.
SMTP Server: The SMTP Server IP address or host name (e.g.,
smtp.263xmail.com).
SMTP Port: The SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port for SMTP is 25 (not
secured). And the SSL SMTP port is 465.
Enable SSL: Check the checkbox to enable SSL if it is required by the SMTP
server.
Attached Image: Check the checkbox of Attached Image if you want to send
emails with attached alarm images.
Interval: The interval refers to the time between two actions of sending
attached pictures.
Authentication (optional): If your email server requires authentication, check
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this checkbox to use authentication to log in to this server and enter the login
user Name and password.
Choose Receiver: Select the receiver to which the email is sent. Up to 2
receivers can be configured.
Receiver: The name of the user to be notified.
Receiver’s Address: The email address of user to be notified.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
5.3.11 Configuring NAT (Network Address Translation) Settings
1. Enter the NAT settings interface.
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > NAT
2. Choose the port mapping mode.
To port mapping with the default port number, you can choose Port Mapping
Mode as Auto.
To port mapping with the customized port numbers, you can choose Port
Mapping Mode as Manual.
And for manual port mapping, you can customize the value of the port number
by yourself.
Figure 5-18 Configure NAT Settings
3. Click Save to save the settings.
5.4 Configuring Video and Audio Settings
5.4.1 Configuring Video Settings
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1. Enter the Video Settings interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
Figure 5-19 Configure Video Settings
2. Select the Stream Type of the camera to main stream (normal), sub-stream or
third stream.
The main stream is usually for recording and live viewing with good bandwidth,
and the sub-stream and third stream can be used for live viewing when the
bandwidth is limited.
3. You can customize the following parameters for the selected main stream or
sub-stream:
Video Type:
Select the stream type to video stream, or video & audio composite stream. The
audio signal will be recorded only when the Video Type is Video & Audio.
Resolution:
Select the resolution of the video output.
Bitrate Type:
Select the bitrate type to constant or variable.
Video Quality:
When bitrate type is selected as Variable, 6 levels of video quality are
selectable.
Frame Rate:
Set the frame rate to 1/16~25 fps. The frame rate is to describe the frequency at
which the video stream is updated and it is measured by frames per second
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(fps). A higher frame rate is advantageous when there is movement in the video
stream, as it maintains image quality throughout.
Max. Bitrate:
Set the max. bitrate to 32~16384 Kbps. The higher value corresponds to the
higher video quality, but the higher bandwidth is required.
Video Encoding:
If the Stream Type is set to main stream, H.264 is selectable, and if the stream
type is set to sub stream, H.264, and MJPEG are selectable.
The supported video encoding may differ according to the different platform.
I Frame Interval:
Set the I-Frame interval to 1~400.
SVC:
Scalable Video Coding is an extension of the H.264/AVC standard. Set it OFF or
ON according to your actual needs.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
5.4.2 Configuring Audio Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the Audio Settings interface
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Figure 5-20 Audio Settings
2.
Configure the following settings.
Audio Encoding: G.711 ulaw, G.711alaw, G.726, and MP2L2 are selectable. And
32kbps, 64kbps, and 128kbps are supported if MP2L2 is selected.
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Audio Input: MicIn and Linein are selectable for the connected microphone
and pickup respectively.
3.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.5 Configuring Image Parameters
5.5.1 Configuring Display Settings
Purpose:
You can set the image quality of the camera, including image adjustment, exposure
settings, day/night switch, backlight settings, white balance, image enhancement,
video adjustment, etc.
The display parameters vary according to the different camera models.
Steps:
1. Enter the Display Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> Image> Display Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image> Display Settings
2. Set the image parameters of the camera.
Figure 5-21 Display Settings
Descriptions of parameter configuration
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Overexposure Prevention: Enable or disable the function in this field.
Exposure Time:
Value ranges from 1/3 to 1/100,000s. Adjust it according to the lightening condition.
Iris Mode:
Auto and Manual are selectable.
Auto Iris Level:
If you choose the auto iris mode, you can set the auto iris level.
Video Standard:
50 Hz and 60 Hz are selectable. Choose according to the different video standards;
normally 50Hz for PAL standard and 60Hz for NTSC standard.
Day/Night Switch:
Day, Night and Auto are selectable.
Sensitivity:
If you choose auto day/night switch, you can choose the sensitivity of the switch as
high, normal and low.
Mirror:
The mirror function enables you to view another aspect of the image. You can flip
the image horizontally and vertically. It can be used to view the image in the way
you see it directly using your eyes.
WDR:
Wide dynamic range can be used when there is a high contrast of the bright area
and the dark area of the scene.
BLC Area:
BLC area is the area sense the light intensity; Close, Up, Down, Left, Right and
Center are selectable.
White Balance: The below figure shows the white balance type selectable. You can
choose it according to the real condition. For example, if in the surveillance scene,
there is a fluorescent lamp, you can choose the white balance type as the
Fluorescent Lamp.
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Figure 5-22 White Balance
Digital Noise Reduction:
Close, Normal Mode and Expert Mode are selectable.
Noise Reduction Level:
For adjusting the noise reduction level and only valid when the DNR function is
enabled.
Scene Mode:
Choose the scene as indoor or outdoor.
HLC:
High light compression function can be used when there are strong lights in the
scene which affect the image quality.
Grey Scale:
You can choose the range of the grey scale as [0-255] or [16-235].
Corridor mode:
To make a complete use of the 16:9 aspect ratio, you can enable the corridor mode
when you use the camera in a narrow view scene.
When installing, turn the camera to the 90 degrees or rotate the 3-axis lens to 90
degrees, and set the corridor mode as on, you will get a normal view of the scene
with 9:16 aspect ratio to ignore the needless information such as the wall, and get
more meaningful information of the scene.
5.5.2 Configuring OSD Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the camera name and time on the screen.
Steps:
1.
Enter the OSD Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > OSD Settings
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Figure 5-23 OSD Settings
2. Check the corresponding checkbox to select the display of camera name, date
or week if required.
3. Edit the camera name in the text field of Camera Name.
4. Select from the drop-down list to set the time format, date format, display
mode and the OSD font size.
5. You can use the mouse to click and drag the text frame
view window to adjust the OSD position.
Figure 5-24 Adjust OSD Location
6. Click Save to activate above settings.
5.5.3 Configuring Text Overlay Settings
You can customize the text overlay.
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1. Enter the Text Overlay Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > Text Overlay
2. Check the checkbox in front of textbox to enable the on-screen display.
3. Input the characters in the textbox.
4. Use the mouse to click and drag the red text frame
in the live view
window to adjust the text overlay position.
5. Click Save.
Up to 4 text overlays are configurable.
Figure 5-25 Text Overlay Settings
5.5.4 Configuring Privacy Mask
Purpose:
Privacy mask enables you to cover certain areas on the live video to prevent certain
spots in the surveillance area from being live viewed and recorded.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Privacy Mask Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image > Privacy Mask
2. Check the checkbox of Enable Privacy Mask to enable this function.
3. Click
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Figure 5-26 Privacy Mask Settings
4. Click and drag the mouse in the live video window to draw the mask area.
You are allowed to draw up to 4 areas on the same image.
5. (Optional) click
to clear all of the areas you set without saving
them.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
5.6 Configuring and Handling Alarms
Purpose:
This section explains how to configure the network camera to respond to alarm
events, including motion detection, video tampering, alarm input, alarm output and
exception. These events can trigger the alarm actions, such as Notify Surveillance
Center, Send Email, Trigger Alarm Output, etc.
Check the checkbox of Notify Surveillance Center if you want to the alarm information
pushed to your mobile phone as soon as the alarm is triggered.
5.6.1 Configuring Motion Detection
Purpose:
Motion detection is a feature which can take alarm response actions and record the
video for the motion occurred in the surveillance scene.
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Tasks 1: Set the Motion Detection Area.
Steps:
(1) Enter the motion detection settings interface
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Motion Detection
(2) Check the checkbox of Enable Motion Detection.
Figure 5-27 Enable Motion Detection
(3) Click
. Click and drag the mouse on the live video image to draw a
motion detection area.
You can draw up to 8 motion detection areas on the same image.
(4) Click
to finish drawing.
(5) (Optional) Click
to clear all of the areas.
(6) (Optional) Move the slider
to set the sensitivity of
the detection.
Tasks 2: Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection.
Steps:
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Figure 5-28 Arming Time
(1) Click
to edit the arming schedule. The Figure 6-29 shows the
editing interface of the arming schedule.
(2) Choose the day you want to set the arming schedule.
(3) Click
to set the time period for the arming schedule.
(4) After you set the arming schedule, you can copy the schedule to other days
(Optional).
(5) Click Save to save the settings.
The time of each period can’t be overlapped. Up to 8 periods can be configured for
each day.
Figure 5-29 Arming Time Schedule
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Tasks 3: Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection.
Purpose:
You can specify the linkage method when an event occurs. The following
contents are about how to configure the different types of linkage method.
Figure 5-30 Linkage Method
Steps:
(1) Check the checkbox to select the linkage method. Audible warning, notify
surveillance center, send email, upload to FTP, trigger channel and trigger alarm
output are selectable (Optional).
 Audible Warning
Trigger the audible warning locally.
 Notify Surveillance Center
Send an exception or alarm signal to remote management software when an
event occurs.
 Send Email
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an event occurs.
To send the Email when an event occurs, you need to refer to Section 6.3.10 to set the
related parameters.
 Upload to FTP
Capture the image when an alarm is triggered and upload the picture to a FTP
server.
Set the FTP address and the remote FTP server first. Refer to Section 6.3.8 for detailed
information.
 Trigger Channel
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The video will be recorded when the motion is detected. You have to set the
recording schedule to realize this function. Please refer to Section 7.2 for
detailed information.
 Trigger Alarm Output
Trigger one or more external alarm outputs when an event occurs.
To trigger an alarm output when an event occurs, please refer to Section 6.6.4 to set
the related parameters.
5.6.2 Configuring Video Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
You can configure the camera to trigger the alarm when the lens is covered and
take alarm response action.
Steps:
1. Enter the Video Tampering Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Video Tampering
Figure 5-31 Video Tampering Alarm
2. Check Enable Video Tampering checkbox to enable the video tampering
detection.
3. Set the video tampering area; refer to Task 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in
Section 6.6.1.
4. Click
to edit the arming schedule for video tampering. The arming
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schedule configuration is the same as the setting of the arming schedule for motion
detection. Refer to Task 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section
6.6.1.
5. Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the video tampering.
Audible warning, notify surveillance center, send email and trigger alarm output are
selectable. Please refer to Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in
Section 6.6.1.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
5.6.3 Configuring External Alarm Input
Steps:
1. Enter the Alarm Input Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Input
2. Choose the alarm input No. and the Alarm Type. The alarm type can be NO
(Normally Open) and NC (Normally Closed). Edit the name to set a name for the
alarm input (optional).
Figure 5-32 Alarm Input Settings
3. Click
to set the arming schedule for the alarm input. Refer to
Task 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
4. Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the alarm input.
Refer to Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
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5. You can also choose the PTZ linking for the alarm input if your camera is
installed with a pan/tilt unit. Check the relative checkbox and select the No. to
enable Preset Calling, Patrol Calling or Pattern Calling.
6. You can copy your settings to other alarm inputs.
7. Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-33 Linkage Method
5.6.4 Configuring Alarm Output
Steps:
1. Enter the Alarm Output Settings interface:
Configuration>Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Output
2. Select one alarm output channel in the Alarm Output drop-down list. You can
also set a name for the alarm output (optional).
3. The Delay time can be set to 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min or
Manual. The delay time refers to the time duration that the alarm output remains in
effect after alarm occurs.
4. Click
to enter the Edit Schedule Time interface. The time schedule
configuration is the same as the settings of the arming schedule for motion detection
Refer to Task 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
5. You can copy the settings to other alarm outputs.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
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Figure 5-34 Alarm Output Settings
5.6.5 Handling Exception
The exception type can be HDD full, HDD error, network disconnected, IP address
conflicted and illegal login to the cameras.
Steps:
1. Enter the Exception Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Exception
2. Check the checkbox to set the actions taken for the Exception alarm. Refer to
Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 6.6.1.
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Figure 5-35 Exception Settings
3. Click Save to save the settings.
5.6.6 Configuring PIR Alarm
Some of the camera support PIR (passive infrared sensor) alarm. And you can
configure the PIR alarm according to the steps in this chapter.
Steps:
(1) In the Other Alarm configuration interface, check the checkbox of Enable PIR
Alarm to activate the PIR alarm and define the alarm name in the Alarm Name
field.
Figure 5-36 PIR Alarm Settings
(2) Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the PIR alarm. Audible
warning, notify surveillance center, send email, upload to FTP, trigger channel,
and trigger alarm output are selectable.
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Chapter 6 Storage Settings
Before you start:
To configure record settings, please make sure that you have the network storage
device within the network or the SD card inserted in your camera.
6.1 Configuring NAS Settings
Before you start:
The network disk should be available within the network and properly configured
to store the recorded files, log files, etc.
Steps:
1. Add the network disk
(1) Enter the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Storage > NAS
Figure 6-1 Add Network Disk
(2) Enter the IP address of the network disk, and enter the default file.
Please refer to the User Manual of NAS for creating the file path.
(3) Click Save to add the network disk.
2. Initialize the added network disk.
(1) Enter the HDD Settings interface (Advanced Configuration > Storage >
Storage Management), in which you can view the capacity, free space,
status, type and property of the disk.
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Figure 6-2 Initialize Disk
(2) If the status of the disk is Uninitialized, check the corresponding checkbox
to select the disk and click
to start initializing the disk.
When the initialization completed, the status of disk will become Normal.
Figure 6-3 View Disk Status
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Up to 8 NAS disks can be connected to the camera.
To initialize and use the SD card after insert it to the camera, please refer to the steps
of NAS disk initialization.
6.2 Configuring Recording Schedule
Purpose:
There are two kinds of recording for the cameras: manual recording and scheduled
recording. For the manual recording, refer to Section 5.3 Recording and Capturing
Pictures Manually. In this section, you can follow the instructions to configure the
scheduled recording. By default, the record files of scheduled recording are stored
in the SD card (if supported) or in the network disk.
Steps:
1. Enter the Record Schedule Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Storage > Record Schedule
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Figure 6-4 Recording Schedule Interface
2. Check the checkbox of Enable Record Schedule to enable scheduled recording.
3. Set the record parameters of the camera.
Figure 6-5 Record Parameters

Pre-record: The time you set to start recording before the scheduled time or
the event. For example, if an alarm triggers recording at 10:00, and the
pre-record time is set as 5 seconds, the camera starts to record at 9:59:55.
The Pre-record time can be configured as No Pre-record, 5 s, 10 s, 15 s, 20 s,
25 s, 30 s or not limited.

Post-record: The time you set to stop recording after the scheduled time or
the event. For example, if an alarm triggered recording ends at 11:00, and
the post-record time is set as 5 seconds, the camera records until 11:00:05.
The Post-record time can be configured as 5 s, 10 s, 30 s, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min
or 10 min.
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Overwrite: the newly-recorded files will overwrite the earliest record files if
you select overwrite as Yes.
The record parameter configurations vary depending on the camera model.
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4. Click
to edit the record schedule.
Figure 6-6 Record Schedule
5. Choose the day to set the record schedule.
(1) Set all-day record or segment record:
 If you want to configure the all-day recording, please check the All Day
checkbox.
 If you want to record in different time sections, check the Customize
checkbox. Set the Start Time and End Time.
The time of each segment can’t be overlapped. Up to 4 segments can be
configured.
(2) Select a Record Type. The record type can be Normal, Motion Detection,
Alarm, Motion | Alarm, Motion & Alarm, PIR Alarm, Wireless Alarm,
Emergency Alarm, or Motion | Alarm Input | PIR | Wireless | Emergency.
 Normal
If you select Normal, the video will be recorded automatically according to
the time of the schedule.
 Record Triggered by Motion Detection
If you select Motion Detection, the video will be recorded when the
motion is detected.
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Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the motion
detection area and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage
Method of Motion Detection Settings interface. For detailed information,
please refer to the Task 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in the Section
6.6.1.
 Record Triggered by Alarm
If you select Alarm, the video will be recorded when the alarm is
triggered via the external alarm input channels.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the Alarm
Type and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage Method
of Alarm Input Settings interface. For detailed information, please refer
to Section 6.6.3.
 Record Triggered by Motion & Alarm
If you select Motion & Alarm, the video will be recorded when the
motion and alarm are triggered at the same time.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the
settings on the Motion Detection and Alarm Input Settings interfaces.
Please refer to Section 6.6.1 and Section 6.6.3 for detailed information.
 Record Triggered by Motion | Alarm
If you select Motion | Alarm, the video will be recorded when the
external alarm is triggered or the motion is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the
settings on the Motion Detection and Alarm Input Settings interfaces.
Please refer to Section 6.6.1 and Section 6.6.3 for detailed information.
and click
(3) Check the checkbox
to copy settings of
this day to the whole week. You can also check any of the checkboxes before
the date and click
.
(4) Click OK to save the settings and exit the Edit Record Schedule interface.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
6.3 Configuring Snapshot Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the scheduled snapshot and event-triggered snapshot. The
captured picture can be stored in the SD card (if supported) or the netHDD (For
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detailed information about netHDD, please refer to Section 7.1 Configuring NAS
Settings). You can also upload the captured pictures to a FTP server.
Basic Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Snapshot Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Storage > Snapshot
2. Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox to enable continuous snapshot.
Check the Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox to check event-triggered
snapshot.
3. Select the quality of the snapshot.
4. Set the time interval between two snapshots.
5. Click Save to save the settings.
Uploading to FTP
You can follow below configuration instructions to upload the snapshots to FTP.

Upload continuous snapshots to FTP
Steps:
1) Configure the FTP settings and check Upload Picture checkbox in FTP Settings
interface. Please refer to Section 6.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings for more details
to configure FTP parameters.
2) Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox.

Upload event-triggered snapshots to FTP
Steps:
1) Configure the FTP settings and check Upload Picture checkbox in FTP Settings
interface. Please refer to Section 6.3.8 Configuring FTP Settings for more details
to configure FTP parameters.
2) Check Upload Picture checkbox in Motion Detection Settings or Alarm Input
interface. Please refer to Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion
Detection in Section 6.6.1, or Step 4 Configuring External Alarm Input in
Section 6.6.4.
3) Check the Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox.
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Figure 6-7 Snapshot Settings
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Chapter 7 Playback
Purpose:
This section explains how to view the remotely recorded video files stored in the
network disks or SD cards.
Steps:
1. Click
on the menu bar to enter playback interface.
Figure 7-1 Playback Interface
2. Select the date and click
.
Figure 7-2 Search Video
3. Click
to play the video files found on this date.
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The toolbar on the playback interface can be used to control playing process.
Figure 7-3 Playback Toolbar
Table 7-1 Description of the buttons
Button
Operation
Play
Button
Pause
/
Stop
Operation
Capture a picture
Start/Stop clipping video
files
Audio on and adjust
volume/Mute
/
Speed down
Download video files
Speed up
Playback by frame
/
Download captured
pictures
Enable/Disable digital
zoom
You can choose the file paths locally for downloaded playback video files and pictures in
Local Configuration interface. Please refer to Section 6.1 for details.
Drag the progress bar with the mouse to locate the exact playback point. You can
also input the time and click
to locate the playback point in the Set playback
time field. You can also click
to zoom out/in the progress bar.
Figure 7-4 Set Playback Time
Figure 7-5 Progress Bar
The different colors of the video on the progress bar stand for the different video
types.
Figure 7-6 Video Types
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Chapter 8 Log Searching
Purpose:
The operation, alarm, exception and information of the camera can be stored in log
files. You can also export the log files on your demand.
Before you start:
Please configure network storage for the camera or insert a SD card in the camera.
Steps:
1. Click
tab on the menu bar to enter log search interface.
Figure 8-1 Log Search Interface
2. Set the log search conditions to specify the search, including the Major Type,
Minor Type, Start Time and End Time.
Figure 8-2 Log Search
3. Click
to search log files. The matched log files will be displayed as
follows.
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Figure 8-3 Log Results
4. To export the log files, click
to save the log files in your computer
or into the external storage device.
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Chapter 9 Others
9.1 Managing User Accounts
Enter the User Management interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration> Security > User
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Security > User
The admin user has access to create, modify or delete other accounts. Up to 15
user accounts can be created.
Figure 9-1 User Information

Add a User
Steps:
1. Click
to add a user.
2. Input the new User Name, select Level and input Password.
The level indicates the permissions you give to the user. You can define the user as
Operator or User.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or
uncheck the permissions for the new user.
4. Click
to finish the user addition.
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Figure 9-2 Add a User

Modify a User
Steps:
1. Left-click to select the user from the list and click
.
2. Modify the User Name, Level or Password.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or
uncheck the permissions.
4. Click OK to finish the user modification.
Figure 9-3 Modify a User
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 Delete a User
Steps:
1. Select the user you want to delete, and click
.
2. Click OK when dialogue box pops up to confirm the operation.
9.2 Configuring RTSP Authentication
Purpose:
You can specifically secure the stream data of live view.
Steps:
1. Enter the RTSP Authentication interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > RTSP Authentication
Figure 9-4 RTSP Authentication
2. Select the Authentication type basic or disable in the drop-down list to enable
or disable the RTSP authentication.
If you disable the RTSP authentication, anyone can access the video stream by the RTSP
protocol via the IP address.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
9.3 Anonymous Visit
Purpose:
Enabling this function allows visit for whom doesn’t have the user name and
password of the device.
Steps:
1. Enter the Anonymous Visit interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > Anonymous Visit
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Figure 9-5 Anonymous Visit
2. Set the Anonymous Visit permission Enable or Disable in the drop-down list to
enable or disable the anonymous visit.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
There will be a checkbox of Anonymous by the next time you logging in.
Figure 9-6 Login Interface with an Anonymous Checkbox
4. Check the checkbox of Anonymous and click Login.
The anonymous user only has the permissions to get the live view, and do the
quick operations on the live view page.
9.4
IP Address Filter
Purpose:
This function makes it possible for access control.
Steps:
1. Enter the IP Address Filter interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > IP Address Filter
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Figure 9-7 IP Address Filter Interface
2. Check the checkbox of Enable IP Address Filter.
3. Select the type of IP Address Filter in the drop-down list, Forbidden and
Allowed are selectable.
4. Set the IP Address Filter list.
 Add an IP Address
Steps:
(1) Click
to add an IP.
(2) Input the IP Adreess.
Figure 9-8 Add an IP
(3) Click
to finish adding.
 Modify an IP Address
Steps:
(1) Left-click an IP address from filter list and click
(2) Modigy the IP address in the text filed.
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Figure 9-9 Modify an IP
(3) Click the
button to finish modification.
 Delete an IP Address
Left-click an IP address from filter list and click
.
 Delete all IP Addresses
Click
to delete all the IP addrsses.
5. Click Save to save the settings.
9.5 Viewing Device Information
Enter the Device Information interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Device Information
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Device Information
In the Device Information interface, you can edit the Device Name.
Other information of the network camera, such as Model, Serial No., Firmware
Version, Encoding Version, Number of Channels, Number of HDDs, Number of
Alarm Input and Number of Alarm Output are displayed. The information cannot be
changed in this menu. It is the reference for maintenance or modification in future.
Figure 9-10 Device Information
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9.6 Maintenance
9.6.1 Rebooting the Camera
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance:
2. Click
to reboot the network camera.
Figure 9-11 Reboot the Device
9.6.2 Restoring Default Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click
or
to restore the default settings.
Figure 9-12 Restore Default Settings
After restoring the default settings, the IP address is also restored to the default
IP address, please be careful for this action.
9.6.3 Exporting/ Importing Configuration File
Steps:
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Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
1. Click
to save the configuration file of the current device.
2. Click
to select the saved configuration file and then click
to start importing configuration file.
You need to reboot the camera after importing configuration file.
9.6.4 Upgrading the System
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click
to select the local upgrade file and then click
to start remote upgrade.
The upgrading process will take 1 to 10 minutes. Please don't disconnect power of the
camera during the process. The camera reboots automatically after upgrading.
Figure 9-13 Remote Upgrade
9.7 RS-232 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-232 port can be used in two ways:
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
Parameters Configuration: Connect a computer to the camera through the
serial port. Device parameters can be configured by using software such as
HyperTerminal. The serial port parameters must be the same as the serial port
parameters of the camera.

Transparent Channel: Connect a serial device directly to the camera. The serial
device will be controlled remotely by the computer through the network.
Steps:
1. Enter RS-232 Port Setting interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > RS232
Figure 9-14 RS-232 Settings
If you want to connect the camera by the RS-232 port, the parameters of the RS-232 should
be exactly the same with the parameters you configured here.
2. Click Save to save the settings.
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Appendix
Appendix 1 MonitoringCenter Client Software Introduction
MonitoringCenter is a versatile video management software for the DVRs,
NVRs, IP cameras, encoders, decoders, etc. It provides multiple functionalities,
including real-time live view, video recording, remote search and playback, file
backup, etc., for the connected devices to meet the needs of monitoring task.
With the flexible distributed structure and easy-to-use operations, the client
software is widely applied to the surveillance projects of medium or small
scale.
 Search active devices online

Search online devices automatically
After launch MonitoringCenter software, it automatically searches the
online devices every 15 seconds from the subnet where your computer
locates. It displays the total number and information of the searched
devices in the Online Devices interface.
Go to Device Management, and click Server tab on the left-top of the
window, and you can see the online devices listed on the right bottom of
the window.
Figure A.1.1 Search Online Devices
Device can be searched and displayed in the list in 15 seconds after it went online; it
will be removed from the list in 45 seconds after it went offline.

Search online devices manually
You can also click
to refresh the online device list
manually. The newly searched devices will be added to the online list.
 Modify network parameters
Steps:
1. Click the device to be modified in the device list and click
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modify the network parameters.
2. Edit the modifiable network parameters, e.g. IP address and port number.
3. Enter the admin password in the Manager Password field and click
to save the changes.
Figure A.1.2 Modify Network Parameters

Restore default password
Steps:
1. Select the device you want to restore the default password.
2. Click
.
3. Input the security code got from the technical support from our company.
4. Click
to restore the default password.
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Appendix 2 Port Mapping
The following settings are for TP-LINK router (TL-WR641G). The settings vary
depending on different models of routers.
Steps:
1. Select the WAN Connection Type, as shown below:
Figure A.2.1 Select the WAN Connection Type
2. Set the LAN parameters of the router as in the following figure, including IP
address and subnet mask settings.
Figure A.2.2 Set the LAN parameters
3. Set the port mapping in the virtual severs of Forwarding. By default, camera
uses port 80, 8000, 554 and 8200. You can change these ports value with web
browser or client software.
Example:
When the cameras are connected to the same router, you can configure the
ports of a camera as 80, 8000, 554 and 8200 with IP address 192.168.1.23, and
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the ports of another camera as 81, 8001, 555, 8201 with IP 192.168.1.24. Refer
to the steps as below:
The 8200 port changes with the 8000 port with a constant value of 200. E.g. if the 8000
port is changed to 8005, then the 8200 port should be changed to 8205.
Steps:
1. As the settings mentioned above, map the port 80, 8000, 554 and 8200 for the
network camera at 192.168.1.23
2. Map the port 81, 8001, 555 and 8201 for the network camera at 192.168.1.24.
3. Enable ALL or TCP protocols.
4. Check the Enable checkbox and click
.
Figure A.2.3 Port Mapping
The port of the network camera cannot conflict with other ports. For example, some web
management port of the router is 80. Change the camera port if it is the same as the
management port.
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