VMS-A1 Client Software
 VMS‐A1 Client Software Quick Start Guide (V2.0.0) Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Thank you for purchasing our product. If there is any question or request, please do not hesitate to contact the dealer. This manual applies to VMS‐A1. This manual may contain several technically inaccurate points or printing errors, and the content is subject to change without notice. The updates will be added into the new version of this manual. We will readily improve or update the products or procedures described in the manual. 1 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 1. Overview This guide provides only brief instructions on the installation, uninstallation, and some basic operations such as the live view, record and playback of VMS‐A1. For detailed information of how to use the software, please refer to the User Manual of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0. 2. System Requirements Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP / Windows 2003 32‐bit, Windows 7 / Windows 2008 32‐bit or 64‐bit CPU: Intel Pentium IV @ 3.00 GHz or above Memory: 1G or above Display: 1024*768 resolution or above Note: For high stability and good performance, these above system requirements must be met. 3. Deployment Schemes VMS‐A1 can be used in the local area network (LAN) and the wide area network (WAN). In this document, only some of the connection deployment schemes are displayed. Note: In the real situation, the devices connected, such as the DVRs, NVRs, network cameras, etc., are scalable. 3.1IntheLocalAreaNetwork
3.1.1 A Simplified Scheme in LAN 2 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Application Scenario: 1.
Only one or a small quantity of clients need to get video stream from the devices. 2.
The client and devices are in the same local subnet. Hardware Required: 1.
Network cameras, DVRs, etc. 2.
PC installed with VMS‐A1 client. 3.
Switch or router. This deployment scheme is convenient and cost‐effective. Only the VMS‐A1 client software is required and you can get direct access to the connected devices, such as the network cameras, DVRs, etc. 3.1.2 A Complete Scheme in LAN Application Scenario: 1.
Multiple clients need to get video stream from the devices. 2.
There is no hard disk on the device side or there are disks on the device side, but the record files need to be backed up for extra insurance. Hardware Required: 1.
Network cameras, DVRs, etc. 2.
PCs installed with VMS‐A1 client, VMS‐A1 PCNVR, Stream Media Server and Storage Server. 3.
Switch or router. The DVR, HDVR, NVR, VMS‐A1 PCNVR can connect to and manage the cameras, speed domes, video encoders, etc., and the VMS‐A1 client can be used to manage the DVR, HDVR, NVR, PCNVR which provide relatively complete function of the management. The stream media server can be adopted to forward the video stream so as to lower the network load of the devices. The record files can be stored on the HDDs of the local device, or on the remote storage server. You can also access the client through the web browsing and do some basic operations, including live view, playback, etc. 3 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 3.2IntheWideAreaNetwork
3.2.1 Statistic IP in WAN Application Scenario: 1.
The devices need to be accessed in WAN. 2.
Statistic IP addresses are assigned to the connected devices in WAN. Hardware Required: 1.
Network cameras, DVRs, etc. 2.
PCs installed with VMS‐A1 client, VMS‐A1 PCNVR, Stream Media Server and Storage Server. 3.
Switch or router. Statistic IP address can be assigned to the device in WAN and the VMS‐A1 client can access the device directly through the IP address. It is costly when there are multiple devices connected. You can adopt the router to connect to the Internet, assign a statistic IP address to the router, and then get access to the devices through the router IP address and port number. 4 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 3.2.2 Dynamic IP in WAN Application Scenario: 1.
The devices need to be accessed in WAN. 2.
The devices can be accessed through device domain names (registered on DNS Server) in WAN. Hardware Required: 1.
Network cameras, DVRs, etc. 2.
PCs installed with VMS‐A1 client, VMS‐A1 PCNVR, Stream Media Server and Storage Server. 3.
Switch or router. You can register domain names for the devices on the DNS server, such as Peanuthull, DynDNS, HiDDNS, etc., and then get access to the devices through the device domain names. When there are multiple devices connected to the Internet via the router, you can configure domain name on the router, and then get access to the devices through the router domain name and port number, thus to reduce the cost of the domain name. 5 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 4. Installation and Uninstallation 4.1Installation
Insert the installation media into the appropriate computer. Perform the following steps to install the VMS‐A1 client software. 1.
Double‐click the program file to enter the welcome panel of the InstallShield Wizard. Click Next to start the InstallShield Wizard. 2.
On the next panel, you are prompted to select the function module to install. Storage Server: The storage server performs as a NVR installed on the PC and the record files can be stored on the storage server. 6 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Stream Media Server: The video stream can be forwarded through the stream media server, thus to lower the load of the device. Set installation directory where the client software is to be installed. You can either accept the default directory that is displayed, or click Browse and select a different directory. You can also click Disk Space to choose the disk drive to install the software, and check the space information of the disk on the panel. Note: The default directory is C:\Program Files\VMS‐A1 Station\VMS‐A1. Click Next to continue. 3.
Install the WinpCap plug‐in according to the prompts to detect the online devices when running the client software. 4.
Read the pre‐install information and click Install to begin the installation. 5.
A panel indicating progress of the installation is displayed. A percentage completion bar is 7 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 updated as the installation progresses. 6.
Select the setup type according to your need. You can check the checkbox Create Desktop for Client to create a shortcut icon on the desktop for the client software. 7.
Read the post‐install information and click Finish. 8 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 4.2Uninstallation
Double‐click the program file uninstall the VMS‐A1 according to the prompts. again, select Remove, click Next and click Yes to 9 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 5. Quick Start 5.1UserRegistrationandLogin
For the first time to use VMS‐A1 client software, you need to register a super user for login. Steps: 1.
Input the super user name and password. 2.
Confirm the password. 3.
Optionally, check the checkbox Enable Auto‐login to log in the software automatically. 4.
Click Register. Then, you can log in the software as the super user. Notes: 
A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > | 
The password cannot be empty and the length of the password should be no less than six characters. When opening VMS‐A1 after registration, you can log in the client software with the registered user name and password. Steps: 1.
Input the user name and password you registered. 2.
Optionally, check the checkbox Enable Auto‐login to log in the software automatically. 3.
Click Login. 10 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 5.2WizardforImportingDevice
You enter the wizard interface of VMS‐A1 after login. This wizard helps you to go through the basic operations of the client software, such as adding devices, importing devices into groups, configuring record schedule, etc. You can also have a quick look at some features of the latest software, including view operation, camera linkage and web access. Perform the following steps to go through the wizard and study the operations provided. Step 1: Start Guide When there is no device added to VMS‐A1, the wizard for importing devices will show up after you log in the software. You can also open the wizard from the Help menu. Click Configure Device and Record Schedule to start the guide. You can also click Closed to exit the wizard. Step 2: Adding Devices Devices including network cameras, video encoders, DVRs, NVRs, should be added to the client for the remote configuration and management, such as live view, playback, alarm settings, etc. 11 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 You can add the device in the following ways: 
Adding Online Devices. 
Adding Devices Manually. 
Adding Devices by IP Segment. 
Adding Devices by IP Server. 
Adding Devices by HiDDNS. Adding Online Devices The active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed on a list. You can click the Refresh Every 15s button to refresh the information of the online devices. Steps: 1.
Select the devices to be added from the list. 2.
Click Add to Client to open the device adding dialog box. 3.
Input the required information. Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want. Address: Input the device’s IP address. The IP address of the device is obtained automatically in this adding mode. Port: Input the device port number. The default value is 8000. User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin. Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345. 4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default. 5.
Click Add to add the device. 12 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Click Add All, input the device user name and password, and you can add all the online devices to the client software. Select the device from the list, click Modify Netinfo, input the device password, and then you can modify the network information of the selected device, including the IP address, port, gateway, etc. 13 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Select the device from the list, click Restore Default Password, input the security code, and then you can restore the default password of the selected device. For details of other device adding methods, please refer to the User Manual of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0. Click Next to continue. You can also click HomePage to return to the homepage of the wizard, or click Finished to exit. Step 3: Importing Devices into Groups The devices added can be organized into groups for a convenient management. You can get the live view, play back the record files, and do some other operations of the devices through the group. 1.
Click Add Group to open the Add Group dialog box, input a group name as you want and click OK. 2.
Click Import on Group Management interface, and then click the Encoding Channel tab to open the Import Encoding Channel page. 3.
Select the thumbnails/names of the encoding channels in the thumbnail/list view. 4.
Select a group from the group list. 5.
Click Import to import the selected encoding channels to the group. You can also click Import All to import all the encoding channels to a selected group. Note: Up to 64 cameras can be added to one group. 14 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 The following buttons are available on the Import Encoding Channel page: List View Thumbnail View View the encoding channel in thumbnail view. Refresh Refresh the latest information of added encoding channels. Import Create a group by device name and import the device to group. Collapse/Expand Collapse/Expand the thumbnails of encoding channels. View the encoding channel in list view. Click Next to continue. Step 4: Configuring the Record Schedule The video files can be recorded on the HDDs, Net HDDs, SD/SDHC cards on the local device, or the storage server connected. 1.
Select the camera from the Camera Group list. 2.
Check the checkbox Record Schedule to enable device local recording. 3.
Select the record schedule template from the drop‐down list. 15 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 4.
Click Advanced Settings to set the recording parameters. 5.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the record schedule settings to other cameras. 6.
Click Save to save the settings. Step 5: Wizard finished. The wizard is complete. Click Finished to close the wizard. 5.3MenuBar
Click the button on the upper‐left side of the software to open the menu bar. The Menu Bar contains following aspects Menu Bar: Open Captured picture Open Video File File View PC. Exit Exit the VMS‐A1 client software. Lock Switch User Export System Config File Lock screen operations. Log in the client again to unlock. Switch the login user. Import client configuration file from your computer. Export client configuration file to your computer. 1024*768 Display the window at size of 1024*768 pixels. 1280*1024 Display the window at size of 1280*1024 pixels. 1440*900 Display the window at size of 1440*900 pixels. 1680*1050 Display the window at size of 1680*1050 pixels. Full Screen Display the window in full screen. Main View Open Main View page. Remote Playback Open Remote Playback page. E‐map Open E‐map page. Auxiliary Screen Preview Search and view the video files recorded on local View the backup log files. Import System Config File local PC. Open Log File System Search and view the captured pictures stored on Open Auxiliary Screen Preview window. 16 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Open the Event Management page. Log Search System Configuration Broadcast Event Management Account Management Tool Open the Device Management page. Record Schedule Device Management Device Arming Control I/O Control Player Message Queue Open Wizard Open the Record Schedule page. Open the Account Management page. Open the Log Search page. Open the System Configuration page. Select device to start broadcasting. Set the arming status of devices. Turn on/off the alarm output. Open the player to play the video files. Display the information of Email message to be sent. Open the guide for the client configuration. Click to open the User Manual; you can also User Manual (F1) Help open the User Manual by pressing F1 on your keyboard. About Language View the basic information of the client software. Select the language for the client software and reboot the software to activate the settings. The function modules are easily accessed by selecting the function module from the View or Tool menu. You can check the information, including current user, network usage, CPU usage, memory usage and time, in the upper‐right corner of the main page. 5.4LiveView
Purpose: You can view the live video of the added cameras on the Main View page. And some basic operations are supported, including picture capturing, manual recording, PTZ control, etc. Before you start: 17 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 A camera group is required to be defined for live view. Click View‐>Main View to open the Main View page. Main View Page 1 View List 2 Camera List 3 PTZ Control Panel 4 Display Window of Live View 5 Live View Toolbar Live View Toolbar: On the Main View page, the following toolbar buttons are available: Set the screen layout mode and save the new settings for the Set View Stop Live View Stop the live view of all cameras. Previous Go for live view of the previous page. Next Go for live view of the next page. current view; save the current view as another new view. Resume/Pause Click to resume/pause the auto‐switch in live view. Auto‐switch Show /Hide the Menu Show/Hide the config menu of auto‐switch. Click again to hide. Mute/Audio On Turn off/on the audio in live view Full Screen Display the live view in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit. Starting Live View for One Camera Steps: 1.
Open the Main View page. 2.
Optionally, click the icon in live view toolbar, then click the screen layout button and select the screen layout mode for live view. 18 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 3.
Click‐and‐drag the camera to the display window, or double‐click the camera name after selecting the display window to start the live view. Note: You can click‐and‐drag the video of the camera in live view to another display window if needed. Starting Live View for Camera Group Steps: 1.
Open the Main View page. 2.
Click‐and‐drag the group to the display window, or double‐click the group name to start the live view. Note: The display window number is self‐adaptive to the camera number of the group. Starting Live View in Default View Mode Purpose: The video of the added cameras can be displayed in different view modes. 4 frequently‐used default view modes are selectable: 1‐Screen, 4‐Screen, 9‐Screen and 16‐Screen. Steps: 1.
Open the Main View page. 2.
Click the icon 3.
to expand the default view list. Click to select the default view mode, and the video of the added cameras will be displayed in a sequence in the selected view. Note: Right‐click the current default view name on the list and click Save View As., and you can save the default view as a custom view. Starting Live View in Custom View Mode Purpose: The view mode can also be customized for the video live view. Steps: 1.
Open the Main View page. 2.
Click the icon 3.
Click New View in the custom view list to create a new view. 4.
Input the view name and click Add. The new view is of 4‐Screen mode by default. 5.
Optionally, Click the to expand the custom view list. icon in live view toolbar, then click the screen layout button and select the screen layout mode for the new view. 6.
Click‐and‐drag the camera/group to the display window, or double‐click the camera/group name in custom view mode to start the live view. 7.
Click the icon to save the new view. Stopping the Live View Steps: 1.
Select the display window. 2.
Click the icon that appears in the upper‐right corner when the mouse pointer is over the display window, 19 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 or click Stop Live View on the right‐click menu to stop the live view of the display window. You can also click the button in live view toolbar to stop all the live view. 5.5Recording
Purpose: Some local devices, including the DVRs, NVRs, and Network Cameras, provide storage devices such as the HDDs, Net HDDs and SD/SDHC cards for record files. Before you start: The newly installed storage devices need to be formatted. Go to the remote configuration page of the device, click Storage‐>General, select the HDD or SD/SDHC card, and click Format to initialize the selected storage device. Click Tool‐>Record Schedule to open the Record Schedule page. Steps: 1.
Open the Record Schedule page. 2.
Select the camera from the Camera Group list. 3.
Check the checkbox Record Schedule to enable device local recording. 4.
Select the record schedule template from the drop‐down list. All‐day Template: for all‐day continuous recording. Weekday Template: for working‐hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Alarm Template: for motion detection or alarm input triggered recording. Template 01‐08: fixed templates for specific schedules. You can edit the templates if needed. Custom: can be customized as desired. If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Record Schedule Template. 5.
Click Advanced Settings to set the recording parameters. 6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the record schedule settings to other channels. 7.
Click Save to save the settings. 20 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Parameters Descriptions Normally used for the event triggered record, when you want to record before Pre‐record the event happens Post‐record After the event finished, the video can also be recorded for a certain time. Video Expired Time Redundant Record Record Audio The time for keeping the record files in the storage device, once exceeded, the files will be deleted. The files will be saved permanently if the value is set as 0. Save the video files not only in the R/W HDD but also in the redundant HDD. Record the video files with audio or not. Configuring Record Schedule Template Perform the following steps to configure the record schedule template: If Template 01‐08 is selected from the drop‐down list, start from step 1; If Custom is selected from the drop‐down list, start from step 2. 1.
Click Edit to enter the Templates Management interface. Select the template to be set and you can edit the template name. 2.
Set the time schedule for the selected template. refer to normal schedule record. The schedule time bar is greenyellow. refers to the schedule record for the alarm input or motion detection event. The schedule time bar is red. refers to the schedule record triggered by command. The schedule time bar is green. Note: Record triggered by command is only available for the ATM transactions when the ATM DVR is added to VMS‐A1. 3.
When the cursor turns to , you can edit the schedule time bar. When the cursor turns to , you can move the selected time bar you just edited. , you can lengthen or shorten the selected time bar. When the cursor turns to Optionally, you can select the schedule time bar, and then click the icon or click the icon 4.
to delete the selected time bar, to delete all the time bars, to copy the time bar settings to the other dates. or click the icon Click OK to save the settings. 21 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 You can click Save as Schedule Template on the Custom Schedule interface, and then the custom template can be saved as template 01‐‐08. Note: Up to 8 time periods can be set for each day in the record schedule. 5.6Playback Purpose: The record files stored on the local device or the storage server can be searched by custom view, camera or triggering event, and then can be played back remotely. Click View‐>Remote Playback to open the Remote Playback page. Remote Playback Page 1 View List, Camera List and Event List 2 Calendar 3 Search Options 4 Search Result List 5 Display Window of Playback 22 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 6 Playback Toolbar 7 Timeline 5.6.1 Normal Playback Purpose: The record files can be searched by custom view or camera for the Normal Playback. Searching Record Files for Normal Playback Steps: 1.
Open the Remote Playback page. 2.
3.
Click to expand the View List or Camera List on the left‐side. Select the view or camera to be searched from the list. 4.
Select the day to be searched on the calendar. You can also click to show more search options, and then click the icon start time and end time for the search. 5.
to specify the Click Search. The record files of the selected view or camera will be displayed on the Search Result list. You can filter the results through the Filter text field. Note: Up to 16 cameras can be searched simultaneously. Normal Playback After searching the record files for the normal playback, you can play back the record files in the following two ways: 
Playback by File List Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon in the toolbar, or double‐click the record file to play the video on the display window of playback. 
Playback by Timeline The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file, and the record files of different types are color coded. Click on the timeline to play back the video of the specific time. You can click or to scale up or scale down the timeline bar. 23 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 You can click or to go to the previous or the next time period. You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline. Normal Playback Toolbar: On the Normal Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available: Async/Sync Playback Click to play back the record files synchronously/asynchronously. Stop Playback Stop the playback of all cameras. Pause/Start Playback Pause/Start the playback of the record files. Single Frame Play back the record files frame by frame. Volume Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume. Full Screen Display the video playback in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit. Note: You can move the slider on the Playback Speed Bar to set the playback speed. 5.6.2 Event Playback Purpose: The recordings triggered by motion detection or alarm input can be searched for Event Playback and this function requires the support of the connected device. Searching Record Files for Event Playback Steps: 1.
Open the Remote Playback page. 2.
Click 3.
Click Motion Detection or Alarm Input, and select the cameras or alarm input sensors. 4.
Select the day to be searched on the calendar. to expand the Event List on the left‐side. You can also click to show more search options, and then click the icon to specify the 24 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 start time and end time for the search. 5.
Click Search. The recordings from the selected cameras and sensors triggered by motion detection or alarm input will be displayed on the Search Result list. Event Playback After searching the recordings triggered by the event, you can play back the record files in the following two ways: 
Playback by File List Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon in the toolbar, or double‐click the record file to play the video on the display window of playback. 
Playback by Timeline The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file. Click on the timeline to play back the video of the specific time. Event Playback Toolbar: On the Remote Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available: Stop Playback Stop the playback of all channels. Pause/Start Playback Pause/Start the playback of record files. Single Frame Play back the record files frame by frame. Previous Event Go to the playback of the previous event. Next Event Go to the playback of the next event. Volume Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume. Full Screen Display the video playback in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit. You can move the slider on the Playback Speed Bar to set the playback speed. 5.6.3 Synchronous Playback Purpose: In synchronous playback, the record files can be played back in synchronization. Note: Record files from up to 16 cameras can be played back simultaneously. Synchronous Playback for Some Searched Cameras Steps: 1.
Start the normal playback of the searched cameras. 2.
Click in the toolbar, and then the record files in normal playback will be played in sync. The icon turns to 3.
. To disable the synchronous playback, click the icon . 25 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Synchronous Playback for All Searched Cameras Steps: 1.
Search the record files for the normal playback. 2.
Click 3.
Select the record file from the list and click in the toolbar to enable the synchronous playback. The icon turns to . , or click on the timeline to start the synchronous playback for all searched cameras. 4.
To disable the synchronous playback, click the icon . 5.7E‐map
Purpose: The E‐map function gives a visual overview of the locations and distributions of the installed cameras and alarm input devices. You can get the live view of the cameras on the map, and you will get a notification message from the map when alarm is triggered. Click View‐>E‐map to open the E‐map page. 26 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 E‐map Page 1 Group List 2 Map Display Area 3 E‐map Toolbar 5.7.1 Adding an E‐map Purpose: An E‐map needs to be added as the parent map for the hot spots and hot regions. Steps: 1.
Open the E‐map page. 2.
Select a group for which you want to add a map. 3.
4.
in the Map Display Area to open the map adding dialog box. Click the icon Input a descriptive name of the added map as desired. 5.
6.
Click the icon and select a map file from the local path. Click OK to save the settings. Notes: 
The picture format of the map can only be *.png, *.jpg or *.bmp. 
Only one map can be added to a group. 27 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 The map added is displayed in the Map Display Area. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the map. You can click‐and‐drag the yellow window in the lower‐right corner or use the direction buttons and zoom bar to adjust the map area for view. Click the button Edit Map or Map Preview in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode or map preview mode. E‐map Toolbar in Map Editing Mode: E‐map Toolbar in Map Preview Mode: On the E‐map page, the following toolbar buttons are available: Modify Map Delete Map Modify the map information, including the map name and file path. Delete the current map. Add Camera Add Alarm Input Add a camera as the hot spot on the map. Add Hot Region Modify Add a map as the hot region on the current map. Delete Clear Alarm Info Delete the selected hot spot or hot region. Clear the alarm information displayed on the map. Back to Parent Map Go back to the parent map. Add an alarm input sensor as the hot spot on the map. Modify the information of the selected hot spot or hot region. 5.7.2 Hot Spot Function Purpose: The cameras and alarm inputs can be added on the map and are called the hot spots. The hot spots show the locations of the cameras and alarm inputs, and you can also get the live view and alarm 28 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 information of the surveillance scenarios through the hot spots. Adding Hot Spots Adding Cameras as Hot Spots Steps: 1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode. 2.
3.
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Spot dialog box. Click the icon Check the checkboxes to select the cameras to be added. 4.
Optionally, you can edit hot spot name, select the name color and select the hot spot icon. 5.
Click OK to save the settings. You can also click‐and‐drag the camera icons from the group list to the map directly to add the hot spots. Adding Alarm Inputs as Hot Spots Steps: 1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode. 2.
Click the icon in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Spot dialog box. 3.
Check the checkboxes to select the alarm inputs to be added. 4.
Optionally, you can edit hot spot name, select the name color and select the hot spot icon. 5.
Click OK to save the settings. You can also click‐and‐drag the alarm input icons from the alarm input list to the map directly to add the hot spot. 29 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Modifying Hot Spots You can modify the information of the added hot spots on the map, including the name, the color, the icon, etc. Steps: 1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode. 2.
Select the hot spot icon on the map and then click 3.
You can edit the hot spot name in the text field and select the color, the icon and the linked in the toolbar, or double‐click the hot spot icon on the map to open the Modify Hot Spot dialog box. camera or alarm input. 4.
Click OK to save the new settings. To delete the hot spot, select the hot spot icon and click in the toolbar. Previewing Hot Spots Steps: 1.
Click the Map Preview button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map preview mode. 2.
Double‐click the camera hot spots, and you can get the live view of the cameras. 3.
If there is any alarm triggered, an icon will appear and twinkle near the hot spot. Click the alarm icon, and then you can check the alarm information, including alarm type and triggering time. Note: To display the alarm information on the map, the Alarm on E‐map functionality needs to be set as the alarm linkage action. 30 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 5.7.3 Hot Region Function Purpose: The hot region function links a map to another map. When you add a map to another map as a hot region, an icon of the link to the added map is shown on the main map. The added map is called child map while the map to which you add the hot region is the parent map. Note: A map can only be added as the hot region for one time. Adding Hot Regions Before you start: Add another map to the group. Steps: 1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode. 2.
Select an added map as the parent map. 3.
4.
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Region dialog box. Click the icon Check the checkbox to select the child map to be linked. 5.
Optionally, you can edit the hot region name, and select the hot region color and icon. 6.
Click OK to save the settings. The child map icons are added on the parent map as the hot regions. You can click‐and‐drag the child map icons to move the hot regions to the desired locations. 31 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 Modifying Hot Regions Purpose: You can modify the information of the hot regions on the parent map, including the name, the color, the icon, etc. Steps: 1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map editing mode. 2.
in the toolbar, Select the hot region icon on the parent map and then click or double‐click the hot region icon to open the Modify Hot Region dialog box. 3.
You can edit the hot region name in the text field and select the color, the icon and the linked child map. 4.
Click OK to save the new settings. To delete the hot region, select the hot region icon and click in the toolbar. Previewing Hot Regions Steps: 1.
Click the Map Preview button in the E‐map toolbar to enter the map preview mode. 2.
Click the hot region icon to go to the linked child map. 3.
The hot spots can also be added on the hot regions. 4.
You can click the icon in the toolbar to go back to the parent map. You can also click the icon in the toolbar to clear the alarm information. 32 Quick Start Guide of VMS‐A1 V2.0.0 6. Exit System Click File on the top menu and select Exit, or click on the upper‐right corner of the main interface, and then a confirmation dialog pops up. Click OK to exit VMS‐A1. 33 
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