4 Channel Network Video Recorder Quickstart Guide

4 Channel Network Video Recorder Quickstart Guide
NVR-4 4 Channel Network Video Recorder
4 Channel Network Video Recorder Quickstart Guide
Thank you for purchasing Channel Vision's NVR-4 four channel NVR. Please take the time
to read over these instructions to ensure proper installation and usage.
Channel Vision's NVR-4 provides recording, management, and playback functions for
Channel Vision Megapixel IP cameras. This NVR can be controlled with either a browser
such as Internet Explorer and Chrome or through management software. The NVR-4 is the
perfect solution for any residential or commercial application that requires recording high
resolution IP cameras.
• H.264 compression
• Real-time Display & Playback
• Supports 4 Megapixel Cameras
• Includes CMS (Central Management System)
• Audio Recording, Backup & 2 way Audio Streaming
• Graphic User Interface ( GUI )
• Supports file copy from browser
• Supports time-search & event-search from a browser
• Supports up to four users online at once with full functionality
• Supports PPPoE/ Static/ DHCP IP & DDNS
NVR-4 4 Channel Network Video Recorder
Safety Warnings
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions for future reference.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Clean only with a dry cloth.
6. Install in accordance with these instructions.
7 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
that produce heat.
8. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point of exit from the apparatus.
10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by Channel Vision.
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the inside of the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
13. The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
14. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance accompanying the appliance.
15. Inside of apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and objects filled with liquids.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not remove the cover (or back). There are no
user-serviceable parts inside, refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Box Contents
Items Included:
(1) NVR-4
(1) 12VDC 4.16 Amp Power Supply
(1) Software Disk
(1) Quick-start Guide
(1) Mouse
(1) Remote Control
Quick-start Guide
NVR-4 4 Channel Network Video Recorder
Software Disk
Power Supply
Option One: Assigning an IP Address (DHCP)
The NVR-4 comes set to DHCP by default. This means that, just like your laptop computer or desktop PC, an IP
address is automatically assigned to the NVR by your router. This, combined with UpNp (Universal Plug and Play),
will make the IP setup of the NVR quick and easy to accomplish.
*For the best security, Channel Vision recommends you use a static IP setting and standard port forwarding.
1. Open IP installer. This is located on your software disk under the folder “\Applications\IP Installer”
2. An IP address should already be assigned
In the example below, the router has assigned to the NVR
3. Double click on the name of the NVR. This will open the NVR in your default browser
Connecting To The NVR (DHCP)
4. You will be prompted for a username and password.
The default username is ‘admin’
The default password is ‘admin’
Installing The ActiveX Control
5. The first time you connect to the camera via Internet Explorer, it will ask you to install the ActiveX control.
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, or 9 must be used to run this ActiveX control.
Option Two: Assigning an IP Address (Static IP)
1. Use the software, “IP Installer” to assign the IP address to your NVR-4. You can find "IP Installer" in the
supplied CD
2. Execute the program called IP Installer. This is located on your software disk under the folder
“\Applications\IP Installer”
3. If Windows prompts you to unblock IP Installer, you must select “unblock”
"IP Installer" will search all IP Cameras or NVRs connected to your LAN network.
The user can click “Search Device” to search again.
Assigning an IP Address (Static IP)
4. Click the start icon on your computer.
5. Type the word “run” and select enter on your keyboard.
6. Type in ‘cmd’ and press enter on your keyboard, or press ok.
7. Type in ‘ipconfig /all’ into the DOS prompt that appears. Press enter.
8. Write down your computer’s IP address.
Do not use the same IP address as the computer in the NVR.
In the example below, the computer’s IP address is
The IP address of the NVR must be different than the IP address in the computer.
Each network-able device in your network has an IP address assigned.
The IP chosen for your NVR is not the same address as any other device on your network.
Assigning an IP Address (Static IP)
9. Copy/write down the following information from the DOS prompt.
A. Default Gateway (Example
B. DNS Server (if 2 servers, use the first one, for example
C. Subnet Mask (Example
Assigning an IP Address (Static IP)
10. You will need to open IP installer (located on your software disk) under the following information:
A.) Default Gateway (Enter this number under “Gateway”)
B.) DNS Server (Enter this number under “DNS 1”)
C.) Subnet Mask (Enter this number under “Netmask”)
11. Giving the NVR a unique IP address.
Assign an IP address to the NVR by using the first three sets of numbers of your default gateway.
An IP address, has four sets of numbers, each followed by a period.
For example, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The default gateway in our example is
The NVR address in this example will start with 192.168.1.xxx
Make sure you use a number different that your computer’s IP address.
(Generally between 2-250) This number needs to be out of the range of DHCP.
DHCP is assigned automatically in your router, and can be checked by logging into the router.
In this example, the computer IP address is, and is used for the NVR.
You must choose a number for the NVR that is different from your computer’s IP.
If your IT technician has designated a static internal IP for your IP Camera, use that address.
To assign the port, choose a port between 9000-9999, and type it into “Port 1”.
If a specific port has been designated for your security system, that can also be used even if the number
is not within the range of 9000-9999.
First 3 sets of numbers
are same as the computer’s IP address
Select “Static”
Fourth number (different than computer)
Subnet Mask (same as computer)
Default Gateway (same as computer)
DNS Server 1 (same as computer)
DNS Server 2 (same as computer)
Port (A port between 9000-9999 is
recommended, but any network
port can be used)
*To change numbers, select the appropriate area on IP installer
with your mouse, and type in the info.
*Disclaimer: This is an example based on a general network setup.
All networks do not match these settings exactly, as all networks are different
Connecting To The NVR (Static)
1. Open Internet Explorer. Type the IP address of the NVR into the browser link window, followed by a “:” and the port
For example,
2. You will be prompted for a username and password.
The default username is ‘admin’
The default password is ‘admin’
Installing The ActiveX Control
1. The first time you connect to the camera via Internet Explorer, it will ask you to install the ActiveX control.
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, or 9 must be used to run this ActiveX control.
Configuring Internet Explorer
If the installation of the ActiveX control fails, for example the browser page says “done” but you do not see
your camera, please check the security settings for your IE browser. Follow the instructions below.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
When popup the following dialogue box, click “Yes”.
Step 5
Live Viewing
1. Once you connect to your NVR you will see the following screen.
Below the icons and their functionality is described.
Click to access settings
Format: Year/Month/Day/Hour/Minute/Second/
Number of users currently logged into NVR
Press to enter
single view mode
Controls playback,
not used unless
playing back video
Used to go quad
view mode
Used to go to
fullscreen mode
Currently this portion is not used
When you right click into any channel, you will see the following
Used to take a snapshot of the current channel
Can be set to High, Medium, or Low
Check to use overlay
Check to listen to audio (if supported by IP camera)
Check to enable two way audio
(if supported by IP camera)
Used to
manually record
Used to download
recorded data.
How To Connect IP Cameras
1. Click the following icon to enter the setup menu of the NVR
2. Click “NVR Setting”
3. Under the “Camera” Menu, select camera number by clicking the right or left directional key
4. Click “SET” on “IPCAM SETUP”
How To Connect IP Cameras
5. Click “Enable” to enable the channel, then follow the instructions below.
6. Once complete, click “Connect” and then click “Save”.
Select “normal mode”
Enter static IP of IP camera
Enter IP camera port
Enter IP camera username
Enter IP camera password
UPNP Port Forwarding
In order to view the IP camera from outside of your home or business network, port forwarding configuration
will be required in your router.
Alternatively, you can use what is called UpNp, or Universal Plug and Play.
Follow the instructions below to configure the NVR for UpNp.
By default, the NVR-4 is set to port 80.
This can be changed if needed, but 80 (industry standard for default http server port) but is not required.
1 Click “Setup”
2 Click “IP setting”
3 Click “enabled”
4 This is required, please choose a
port for your NVR. Default is 80
5 Click “Apply”
Generally unused, not required
Go to www.channelvision.com for detailed port forwarding, DDNS service, & Channel Vision iPhone and iPad app.
Channel Vision Technology will repair or replace any defect in material or
workmanship which occurs during normal use of this product with new or rebuilt
parts, free of charge in the USA, for one year from the date of original purchase. This
is a no hassle warranty with no mail in warranty card needed. This warranty does not
cover damages in shipment, failures caused by other products not supplied by
Channel Vision Technology, or failures due to accident, misuse, abuse, or alteration
of the equipment. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser, and a
purchase receipt, invoice, or other proof of original purchase date will be required
before warranty repairs are provided.
Mail in service can be obtained during the warranty period by calling (800) 8400288 toll free. A Return Authorization number must be obtained in advance and can
be marked on the outside of the shipping carton.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights (which
vary from state to state). If a problem with this product develops during or after the
warranty period, please contact Channel Vision Technology, your dealer or any
factory-authorized service center.
Channel Vision products are not intended for use in medical, lifesaving, life
sustaining or critical environment applications. Channel Vision customers using or
selling Channel Vision products for use in such applications do so at their own risk
and agree to fully indemnify Channel Vision for any damages resulting from such
improper use or sale.
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