Fixed Network Camera - Surveillance System, Security Cameras

Fixed Network Camera - Surveillance System, Security Cameras
User Manual
Fixed Network Camera
F34-855070-000A 855PRO A.1

Safety Notice
„„ The camera is intended for indoor use. To use the camera outdoors, it must be installed in an outdoor
housing (not provided).
„„ Make sure the supplied voltage meets the power consumption requirements of the camera before powering the camera on. Incorrect voltage may cause damage to the camera.
„„ The camera should be protected from water and moisture, excessive heat, direct sunlight and cold.
„„ The installation should be made by a qualified service person and should conform to all local codes.
„„ Unplug the camera during lightning storms or when unused for long period of time.
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1. Overview................................................................................................. 5
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Table of Contents
1.1 Introduction..................................................................................................... 5
1.2 Package Contents............................................................................................. 5
1.3 Hardware Overview........................................................................................... 5
1.3.1 Dimensions.......................................................................................................... 5
1.3.2 Part Names.......................................................................................................... 6
1.3.3 Rear Panel........................................................................................................... 6
1.4 Specifications................................................................................................... 8
2. Camera Installation................................................................................. 9
2.1 Installing the Lens............................................................................................ 9
2.2 Mounting the Camera........................................................................................ 9
2.3 Connecting the Cables....................................................................................... 9
2.4 Adjusting the View and Focus............................................................................. 9
3. Network Connection and Configuration................................................... 10
3.1 Network Connection Types............................................................................... 10
3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time............................................................. 12
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras................................................................ 14
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder...............................................................................................14
3.3.2 Using IP Finder....................................................................................................14
4. Using Web-based Control Utility............................................................. 17
4.1 Overview....................................................................................................... 17
4.1.1 Main Screen........................................................................................................17
4.1.2 Setup Menu........................................................................................................18
4.1.3 Applying Settings.................................................................................................18
4.2 Image Settings.............................................................................................. 18
4.2.1 Codec ...............................................................................................................18
4.2.2 Exposure............................................................................................................21
4.2.3 White Balance.....................................................................................................24
4.2.4 Basic Setting.......................................................................................................25
4.2.5 Smart Encoding...................................................................................................26
4.2.6 Smart Focus........................................................................................................27
4.2.7 Privacy Zone.......................................................................................................27
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4.2.8 ePTZ..................................................................................................................28
4.3 Network........................................................................................................ 29
4.3.1 Basic..................................................................................................................29
4.3.2 FTP....................................................................................................................30
4.3.3 SMTP.................................................................................................................31
4.3.4 NTP...................................................................................................................32
4.3.5 RTSP..................................................................................................................32
4.3.6 ONVIF................................................................................................................33
4.4 System......................................................................................................... 34
4.4.1 Date and Time.....................................................................................................34
4.4.2 Time Stamp........................................................................................................35
4.4.3 Firmware............................................................................................................35
4.4.4 User Management................................................................................................37
4.4.5 Language . .........................................................................................................38
4.4.6 Log....................................................................................................................38
4.4.7 Audio.................................................................................................................39
4.5 Event............................................................................................................ 40
4.5.1 Motion Detection..................................................................................................40
4.5.2 External Alarms...................................................................................................41
4.5.3 Blur Detection.....................................................................................................42
4.5.4 Audio Detection...................................................................................................43
4.5.5 Ethernet Detection...............................................................................................44
4.5.6 Event Management...............................................................................................44
4.6 Recording...................................................................................................... 45
4.6.1 Settings – Video Clip............................................................................................45
4.6.2 Settings – FTP.....................................................................................................46
4.6.3 Settings – SMTP..................................................................................................47
4.6.4 SD Card Storage Format Selection..........................................................................48
4.6.5 Period Setting.....................................................................................................49
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1.1 Introduction
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1. Overview
This 1080p network camera is equipped with a mechanical (ICR) day/night switch, making it ideal for 24/7
surveillance over the network. It suits any applications where maximum image quality and efficient bandwidth usage is vital. At night and in low lighting conditions, its high sensitivity sensor ensures clear and
noise free images. Meanwhile, crisp images also consume less bandwidth and storage. It also comes with
various detection functions to keep you informed upon events. Other supported features include micro SD/
SDHC card slot, video out and two-way audio.
1.2 Package Contents
The package includes these items:
„„ Fixed Network Camera
x1
„„ CD-ROM (User manual and IP Finder utility)
x1
„„ Quick Start Guide
x1
„„ 2-pin Screw Terminal Block
x1
„„ 6-pin Screw Terminal Block
x1
„„ CS-C Mount Adapter Ring
x1
1.3 Hardware Overview
1.3.1 Dimensions
56mm(2.2”)
66mm (2.6”)
65mm(2.6”)
114mm (4.5”)
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1.3.2 Part Names




1. Lens mounting ring: For mounting a C-mount or CS-mount lens.
2. Back Focus Control: Allows to adjust the distance between the back flange of the lens mounting and
the image sensor.
3. Auto Iris lens connector: Supplies power and control signals to an auto-iris lens.
4. Tripod mount screw holes: Use these screw holes to attach a tripod mount. You can attach the
mount to either the top or bottom side. (screw: 1/4”).
1.3.3 Rear Panel
  

Reset
Micro
SD
Card
ALM-In 2
ALM-Out
2
ALM-In 1
RS485
1
GND
RS485+
Audio Out
Power


Audio In
3 4 5 6
Ethernet/PoE

Video
+
~
~
DC 12V
AC 24V


1. DC 12V/AC 24V: Connect the power terminals to a power supply. If using DC 12V power supply, make
sure to connect the power connector to correct ports (Red+/White–).
2. Video: To perform focus adjustments during the installation, connect the video port to a monitor.
3. Power LED: The LED lights on when power is applied.
4. Audio In: Connect to a microphone
5. Reset: Using a pointed object, hold down the reset button for about 5 seconds to restart the camera.
Or hold down the reset button for longer than 5 seconds to reset the camera to the factory defaults.
6. Audio Out: Connect to a speaker.
7. microSD/SDHC Card Slot: Insert a microSD/SDHC card to the slot for recording and storage.
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Pin
Signal
Connection
1
RS485+
Reserved.
2
RS485-
Reserved.
3
GND
Ground (electricity) in electrical circuits.
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ALM-Out
Connect to device that triggers alarm signals.
Max. load = 1A
Use an NMOS transistor with source connected to
GND. If used with an external relay, a diode must
be connected in parallel with the load to protect
against transient voltages.
Max. voltage = +30V DC
Connect to device that responds to alarm signals.
Connect to GND or trigger input to activate.
High: +3.3 to 6V DC
Connect to device that responds to alarm signals.
Connect to GND or trigger input to activate.
High: +3.3 to 6V DC
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ALM-IN 1
ALM-IN 2
Specification
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8. I/O: Connect your external devices, e.g., sensor and alarms to the corresponding I/O terminal block.
The pins of the I/O terminal block controls the following signals:
Low: +1V DC (max.)
Low: +1V DC (max.)
9. Ethernet/PoE: Connects to the LAN port of a standard 10Base/100Base-TX device, e.g., hub, switch
or router. The LED indicators show the status as below:
LED
Color
Status
Indication
Network
Green
On
Network connection is established.
Off
No network connection.
On
The camera power is supplied via PoE.
Off
The camera power in not supplied via PoE.
PoE
Orange
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1. Overview
1.4 Specifications
Video
Sensor Type
1/2.7" 2MP sensor optimized for low-light performance
Active Pixels
1920x1080 (HxV)
Compression
H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG
Streaming
Triple simultaneous streams
Resolution
Max. Frame Rate
Day/Night
1080p, SXVGA, 720P, XGA, SVGA, D1, VGA, 2CIF, CIF
30/25 fps at 1920x1080 (NTSC/PAL)
Mechanical (ICR) D/N Control
Day/Night Mode
Auto, Forced BW, Forced Color, External
Shutter Time
1/10000s to 1/3.75s Selectable (60Hz);
1/10000s to 1/3.125s Selectable (50Hz)
Min.llumination
2/1, 3.5mm phone jack
RS-485
Terminal Block (Reserved)
Analog Video
BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohm
Reset
Within 5 secs to reboot, ; More than 5 secs to load default
Power
Power Requirement
DC 12V & AC 24V ± 10% / PoE(IEEE 802.3af)
Power Consumption
(Max.)
6W
Mechanism
Dimensions(DxH)
114 x 66 x 65 mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.6")
Weight
320g (0.70 lb) w/o lens
Environment
Operating Temperature
-10ºC ~ 50ºC (-14ºF ~ 122 ºF)
Operating Humidity
10~ 90% RH
0.08 lux @30IRE; 0.20 lux @50IRE (F1.2, Shutter Speed:
1/15sec)
Storage Temperature
-20ºC ~ 60ºC (-4ºF ~ 140 ºF)
Video Output
NTSC: 720 X 480; PAL: 720 X 576
Regulatory
Bit Rate Control
CBR/VBR (Primary Stream)
Approvals
Lens Mount
CS Mount; Adjustable lens back focus
Audio
Audio Communication
Two-Way Mono Audio, Full-Duplex
Compression
G.711, PCM, 8kHz
Audio In/Out
External microphone and speaker
Image Enhancement
Image Settings
AWB, AES, AGC
Exposure mode, white balance, backlight compensation,
brightness, contrast, sharpness, staturation, digital WDR,
privacy zone
Image Orientation
Mirror, Flip
Frequency Control
50Hz, 60Hz
Date & Time Stamp
Yes
Intelligent Video
Motion Detection
5x5 zones, 5 level sensitivity or customized threshold
Audio Detection
5 level sensitivity or customized threshold
Blur Detection
Customized sensitivity in seconds
Ethernet Detection
Network loss detection
Smart Encoding
Configurable ROI
Others
Smart Focus, e-PTZ
Event
Event Trigger
Motion detection, audio detection, blur detection, Ethernet
detection, external alarm
Event Management
File upload via FTP, SMTP and SD Card
Notification via email, HTTP over TCP and external alarm
Local Storage
Memory Card Slot
microSD/SDHC Card up to 32 GB
Memory Card Overwrite
Yes
Recording Trigger
Alarm, Event, Schedule
Network
Protocol
IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, FTP,
RTP,RTSP, ICMP, UPnP
Ethernet
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet, RJ-45, auto-sensing
PoE
IEEE 802.3af, Class 3
ONVIF
Yes
Browser
IE Browser 6.0 or Above
Security
Two-level access with password protection
I/O & Controls
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Audio In/Out
Power
2-pin Terminal Block
Alarm In/Out
2/1, Terminal Block
Network
RJ-45 with LEDs
CE, FCC, RoHS
2.1 Installing the Lens
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2. Camera Installation
Attach your lens onto the camera’s lens mounting ring.
„„ CS-Mount lens: Attach the lens to the camera directly.
„„ C-Mount lens: You must mount the supplied CS-C mount
adapter ring first and then attach the C-Mount lens.
If you are using an auto-iris lens, connect the auto-iris cable to
the IRIS connector on the camera.
2.2 Mounting the Camera
Attach a stand (not provided) to the camera and mount the camera to your intended location.
Make sure to firmly attach the camera to a suitable flat surface.
2.3 Connecting the Cables
1. Optionally connect external input/output devices to the camera.
2. Optionally connect a speaker and microphone to the camera.
3. Connect the camera to a power source, using one of these options:
•
DC 12V or AC 24V: Connect to the power terminals on the on the rear panel. If using DC 12V
power supply, make sure to connect to correct ports (Red+/White–).
•
PoE: Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port to a PoE-capable network device. Power will
be supplied through the Ethernet cable.
4. Optionally connect a video monitor if you want to perform focus adjustments during the installation.
2.4 Adjusting the View and Focus
Adjust the focus controller, and zoom controller of the lens to get the best resolution. If needed, adjust the
back focus to achieve the focus
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and Configuration
3.1 Network Connection Types
There are many different ways that you can connect the camera to your network, depending on your applications requirements. You should always set the camera’s network settings according to your network
configurations. The following diagrams depict some typical applications with guidelines on network settings. For more information on network settings, always consult with your network administrator or ISP as
required.
Type 1— Direct Connection to a PC
Directly connect the camera to a PC using a standard Ethernet cable.
To extend the connection length, you should use a RJ-45 female/female coupler to connect two Ethernet
cables together.
RJ-45 Coupler
Caution
Tip
Note
The LAN port of the camera supports auto MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so there is
no need to use cross-over cable.
To access the camera, the PC must be on the same network as the camera. The default IP address of the
camera is a static one (192.168.1.30). Configure your PC’s IP address as 192.168.1. X (where X is a number between 2 to 254, excluding 30 and subnet mask as 255.255.255.0, and then your PC should be able
to access the camera.
Type 2: Connecting Camera(s) to a Local Area Network (LAN)
To add the camera(s) to an existing LAN, just connect the camera(s) to the hub or switch on your network.
If you want to provide the camera power via the Ethernet connection, a PoE-enabled hub/switch is required.
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Tip
Note
The LAN port of the camera supports auto MDI/MDIX (Medium dependent interface crossover) so there is
no need for an uplink port or the use of a cross-over cable.
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Caution
Assign an IP address to your camera following your network IP allocation policy. You can manually specify
the IP address or allocate the IP address automatically using a DHCP server, if available on your network.
Then, you can monitor and mange the camera via a web browser from a local PC.
Router/Switch/Hub
Type 3: Remote Connection via the Internet
If the network where the camera resides is connected to the Internet, you can also provide remote access
to your camera over the Internet.
Typically a broadband router has a built-in DHCP function to assign a local IP address to your camera. You
can alternatively assign a fixed IP address to the camera to prevent it from frequently changing.
Router
xDSL/Cable
Modem
To access the camera from a local PC, simply use the local IP address of the camera.
To enable remote access, you must configure your router/firewall to forward an incoming request to that
fixed local IP address of the camera. Therefore, when an external host sends a request to access your
camera, the request will first reach the router’s external IP address and then be forwarded to the local IP
address of the camera.
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Port forwarding is based on the service you want to provide. For example, forward HTTP port to enable remote web access to your camera, or RTSP port to enable access to video/audio streams from the camera.
If your camera is configured to use a non-standard HTTP port, then you have to forward that port accordingly.
3.2 Accessing the Camera for the First Time
The camera comes with a web-based setup utility, allowing you to view the video of the camera and configure the camera for optimal use in your environment.
To access the camera’s web-based control utility, you need a PC that meets the following requirements:
„„ Operating System: Windows Vista® or XP
„„ Browser: Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or later
„„ CPU: Intel Pentium 4.2 GHz or higher
„„ RAM: 512 MB or more
Then take the following steps to connect your PC to the camera.
Step 1: Make the connection
For initial setup purposes, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 connector of the camera and
the other end to the LAN port on your PC.
Step 2: Configure your PC’s IP address
The camera uses a default IP address of 192.168.1.30 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. To have your PC
on the same network with the camera, configure your PC’s IP settings as below:
„„ IP address: 192.168.1. X, where X is a number between 2 to 254, excluding 30.
„„ Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0.
Ignore all other settings and click OK.
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1. Launch the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu, Programs, Accessories and then Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt window, type ping x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the camera (the default
is 192.168.1.30).
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Step 3: Verify the connection between the PC and the IP Cam
If the message of “Reply from…” appears, it means the connection is established.
Step 4: Access the camera from IE browser
Open the IE browser and enter the IP address of the camera in the URL field. The default is 192.168.1.30.
When prompted to login, enter the user name and the password. (The defaults: admin, 1234). Note that
the password is case-sensitive.
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Upon successful login, you will see the live view screen shown as the example below:
3.3 Using “IP Finder” to Manage Cameras
IP Finder is a management tool included on the product CD. It is designed to manage your network cameras on the LAN. It can help find multiple network cameras, set IP addresses, show connection status and
manage firmware upgrades.
3.3.1 Installing IP Finder
Before proceeding, make sure your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows XP.
To install the software, simple locate and double-click the IP Finder setup file on the provided CD. Then
follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.
3.3.2 Using IP Finder
To launch IP Finder, double-click the IP Finder shortcut on the desktop or click Start > Programs > IP
Finder > IP Finder.
After you launch IP Finder, it will search for all the available cameras on the same network. Click the plus
sign next to “All Devices” to expand the menu and display all the found cameras.
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Clicking a target camera will show the live view (if available) and the detailed information of the camera, including the MAC address. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address, which is indicated on the
product label. It helps identify which camera is currently accessed, particularly when multiple cameras are
connected on your network.
The Tool menu of the IP Finder allows you to perform these tasks:
„„ Search Network: This option allows you to search the cameras on the network.
„„ Set Master ID and Password: Allows you to set a master ID and password for managing the cameras
with IP Finder.
„„ Management Tool: Allows you to restart the camera, update firmware, reset all of the camera settings to default (except network settings) and reset all of the camera parameters to default.
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For an individual camera, right-click the camera and a menu will provide these options:
„„ Go to Presentation URL: Launch IE browser to access the web-based utility of the camera.
„„ Set Device ID and Password: Set the login ID and password for managing the camera with IP Finder.
„„ Network Information: Allows you to configure the camera’s network settings.
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4.1 Overview
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4. Using Web-based
Control Utility
4.1.1 Main Screen
After you login to the camera’s web-based control utility, you will first see the live view screen of the camera. The screen is like the picture below:
Live view video
Snapshot button
Camera name
Setup button
Alarm Indicator
Recording Indicator
The live view screen of the utility provides these options:
„„ Snapshot: Pressing this button takes a snapshot of the current live view screen.
„„ Live: Pressing this button displays the live view of the camera.
„„ Setup: Pressing this button allows you to access the setup page.
„„ Camera name: Displays the name of the camera.
„„ Recording Indicator: Turns red when the recording is proceeding.
„„ Alarm Indicator: Appears when an alarm is triggered.
„„ Live view video: Shows the live view of the camera.
Note that the accessibility to the options varies according to the login account.
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„„ Viewer: Allowed to view only the live view screen. Access to other options is restricted.
„„ Administrator: Can access all the options on the live view page and make configurations on the setup
pages.
4.1.2 Setup Menu
The Setup options are categorized into five groups: Image, Network, System, Event and Recording.
Clicking the name will expand its sub-menu. See the ensuing sections for more information.
4.1.3 Applying Settings
Each configuration page provides a Save button. Settings are applied right after you press the Save button. And the browser will refresh to load the latest setting or otherwise pop up the “Save OK” message to
indicate that settings have been applied.
4.2 Image Settings
4.2.1 Codec
The Codec page allows you to configure the video streams for the camera. You can optionally configure a
secondary or third stream to a resolution as required by your third-party device or software.
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„„ Enter a descriptive name of the camera. Note that if you want to make the camera ONVIF compliant (see
Network > ONVIF ), no space is allowed in the camera name.
H.264 Codec Settings
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Camera Name Settings
„„ Resolution: Choose a resolution for the video. Choices include 1080p, SXVGA, 720p, XGA, SVGA, D1,
2CIF, VGA, and CIF.
„„ Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher value
gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
MPEG4 Codec Setting
„„ Resolution: Choose a resolution for the video. Choices include 1080p, SXVGA, 720p, XGA, SVGA, D1,
2CIF, VGA, and CIF.
„„ Bit Rate: According to your bandwidth, specify a value for data transmission rate (kbps). Higher value
gets higher video quality but consumes more bandwidth.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
MJPEG Codec Settings
„„ Resolution: Choose a resolution for the video. Choices include 1080P, SXVGA, 720P, XGA, SVGA and
D1.
„„ Quality: Set the image’s quality as High, Normal or Low.
„„ Frame Rate: Choose the intended frame rate, i.e., the number of frames to transmit per second.
Caution
Tip
Note
1. Live View uses the MJPEG codec. If no streaming is using MJPEG, it will result in no video for Live View.
2. If MJPEG is selected for both the primary stream and the third stream, Live View will always display
video using the third stream codec settings.
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Refer to the table below for selectable codec types for each streaming:
Streaming Combination
Primary
Codec
MJPEG
H264
MPEG4
Resolution
Secondary
Codec
Resolution
OFF
N/A
1080P
H264
MPEG4
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
SXVGA
720P
XGA
SVGA
D1
OFF
N/A
H264
MPEG4
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
1080P
OFF
N/A
SXVGA
720P
XGA
SVGA
D1
OFF
N/A
H264
MPEG4
D1
VGA
2CIF
CIF
Third
Codec
Resolution
OFF
N/A
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
OFF
N/A
MJPEG
VGA
CIF
Mirror Settings
This option allows you to mirror or flip the video image if required.
„„ OFF: Turns off this function.
„„ HORIZONTAL: Flips the images horizontally.
„„ VERTICAL: Flips the images vertically.
„„ BOTH: Flips the images vertically and horizontally.
Rate Control
Choose a bit rate control to manage your bandwidth usage.
„„ Variable Bit Rate (VBR): VBR keeps the video stream quality as constant as possible by varying bit
rate. This mode ensures high quality image for motion scene and is often selected when image quality
demands priority. However, this mode requires more bandwidth in order to vary the bit rate.
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TV Output Stream
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„„ Constant Bit Rate (CBR): CBR maintains a specific and constant bit rate by varying the stream quality. With CBR, streaming is smooth and network throughput is stable for any scene. This mode is typically used with a limited bandwidth environment.
Turn on this option if you connect an analog monitor to the camera’s Video connector for video output.
4.2.2 Exposure
The Exposure page allows you to configure the Exposure Mode and Backlight Compensation settings according to the light conditions of the camera.
Exposure Mode
Auto Exposure Settings
„„ Method: Select which area of the image will be used to measure the amount of light to achieve best
exposure.
• Center Weighted: Exposure metering is averaged over the entire frame but emphasis is placed
on the central area.
• Object Targeted: This option meters the exposure based on the targets you specify. When this
option is selected, define your target by clicking squares displayed on the image and then press
Save Spot Window to save the setting.
„„ EV: In a scene with predominantly light or dark areas, the image will be underexposed or overexposed,
causing an image to be too dark or bright. In such situations, you can adjust a compensation value to
optimize the exposure. Decrease the value if images appear too light (overexposed). Increase the value
if images are too dark (underexposed).
„„ Max/Min. Exp: Select the maximum / minimum exposure time according to the light source. The selectable value will change according to the frequency setting under Image > Basic Settings.
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„„ Sensitivity: Select how sensitive the camera reacts to the light. A higher value enables the camera to
be more sensitive to the light conditions and adjust the exposure in the shortest time interval.
„„ Max Gain: Specify the maximum amount of amplification applied to the image. A high level of gain allows images to be viewable in very low light, but will increase the image noise.
Manual Exposure Settings
„„ Exposure Time: Enter a desired exposure time.
„„ Gain: Select a gain value from 0 to 16. A high level of gain allows images to be viewable in very low
light, but will increase image noise.
ICR Control
The camera incorporates an IR cut filter. In ICR Control you can specify how the camera switches between
color and black/white modes.
„„ Auto: Allows the camera to automatically switch between color and black/white modes.
„„ Forced B/W: Forces the camera stay in black/white mode at all times.
„„ Forced Color: Forces the camera stay in color mode at all times.
„„ External: Enable this option if an external alarm input device is connected to control the IR cut filter.
• Alarm: Set alarm input as 1 or 2 according your actual connection.
• Active: Select (electricity) current status as high or low to define active status.
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The Backlight Compensation function allows you to provide the optimal exposure of subjects under back
light circumstances.
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BLC (Backlight Compensation)
„„ OFF/ON: Choose to enable or disable the BLC function.
„„ BLC area setting: BLC area refers to the dark area where more details are expected. Define your BLC
area by clicking squares displayed on the screen and then press Save BLC Window to save the setting.
Digital Wide Dynamic Range
When there are both very bright and very dark areas simultaneously in the field of view, you can enable
Digital Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function. It optimizes an image to ensure that dark areas are more visible while retaining details in bright areas.
„„ Level: Depending on the contrast/dynamic range of a scene, you can select different level of WDR.
Higher level of WDR suits for higher contrast/dynamic scene. If you select Auto mode, the camera will
automatically adjust the WDR level by itself depending on the light of the scene.
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4.2.3 White Balance
Select a white balance mode according to external light condition for the best color temperature.
„„ Auto White Balance: Use this option when there is no special lighting in the environment. The camera will automatically adjust the color temperature according to the light conditions and the sensitivity you specify. The higher the sensitivity, the faster the adjustment. If the lighting conditions change
frequently, select a lower sensitivity to prevent the camera from frequently changing white balance.
„„ Manual White Balance: With any special light in the environment, you can use this option to manually adjust the red, green and blue channels, which are mostly affected by the special light. For example,
if red color is too bright, then you should lower the R Gain value.
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The Basic Setting allows you to specify a frequency and adjust the basic image settings to optimize your
video image.
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4.2.4 Basic Setting
„„ Frequency: Select an appropriate frequency to reduce the flicker on the image. “50 Hz” and “60 Hz”
are provided Frequencies settings will affect the Max. Exposure and Min. Exposure settings under
Image > Exposure.
„„ TV System: Displays the current video standard: NTSC or PAL. This setting cannot be changed via web
interface.
„„ Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level.
„„ Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level.
„„ Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level.
„„ Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level.
„„ Default All Image parameters: Pressing this button will restore all the image settings to the defaults.
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4.2.5 Smart Encoding
On the Smart Encoding page you can specify a specific region of the video as more important, i.e., a region of interest (ROI). When a ROI is specified, the camera will assign a higher number of bits to the ROI
area to deliver better video quality than non-ROI areas.
Caution
Tip
Note
The Smart Encoding function is only available when H.264 is selected for one of the streams.
Basic Setting
To define a smart encoding area, click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region of interest
and click Save Window to save the region. Click anywhere on the image to cancel the current defined
area.
„„ Mode: Select Fixed ROI to enable smart encoding function.
„„ Priority: Select a priority level for the ROI.
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In addition to observing the live view image to see if focus is achieved, you can also enable Smart Focus
to help you verify if focus is locked. If this function is enabled, whenever focus is achieved, the focus window turns green.
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4.2.6 Smart Focus
Basic Settings
To focus on a desired subject using the Smart Focus function:
1. Click on the subject that you want to focus on and then click Save Window.
2. Check the Smart Focus Enabled box. This will turn the smart focus indicator to red.
3. Use the focal length and focus controls to optimize the focus. When focus is achieved, the indicator
turns green.
4.2.7 Privacy Zone
Privacy Zone allows you to mask sensitive areas of the image for privacy protection. If enabled, it will
mask the live view and the recorded video clips/JPEG files.
To turn on the privacy zone function:
1. Click and drag your mouse on the image to define the region to be masked and then click Save Window.
2. Select ON to enable Privacy Zone. This will turn the masked area to black.
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4.2.8 ePTZ
Using the ePTZ function, you can use the pan, tilt and zoom controls to steer the camera to a desired position and focus on desired close-up areas, without moving the camera physically.
To use the ePTZ function:
1. On the Image > Codec page, make sure one of the streams are configured to use MJPEG codec and
D1 resolution.
2. On the main screen, a PTZ button will appear. After you click the ePTZ button, an ePTZ control panel
will appear where you can click the corresponding indicators to perform desired operations:
• To zoom in/out: Click the +/- indicator repeatedly to zoom in/out the live view image.
• To pan left/right: Click the left/right indicator to pan the viewing area. The pan function does not
work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
• To tilt up/down: Click the up/down indicator to tilt the viewing area. The tilt function does not
work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom status).
• To preset to home: Click the home indicator and the image will return to the original view.
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4.3 Network
4.3.1 Basic
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„„ DHCP: If there is a DHCP server on the network and you enable this option, the server will automatically assign an IP address and related information to the camera.
Caution
Tip
Note
If there is no DHCP server on your network or you prefer to manually assign an IP address to the camera,
leave the DHCP checkbox blank.
„„ IP Address & Subnet Mask: If the DHCP function is not enabled, you have to assign an IP address
with the subnet mask to the camera.
„„ Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway if required. Please contact your network administrator whether you need to set up the gateway.
„„ DNS: Enter the IP address of a DNS server. If you enter a domain name instead of an IP address in
server-related fields, e.g., FTP, SMTP or NTP server, then the camera will need a DNS server to translate domain names into an IP address that is actually used for communication on the Internet.
„„ HTTP Port: Use the standard HTTP port number 80 or alternatively specify another port number between 1025 and 65535.
If you choose to use a non-standard port, and the camera on the LAN is to be accessible from the
Internet, then you must configure your router/firewall to forward incoming HTTP request to that
specified port (via NAPT/port forwarding settings).
„„ MAC: Display the MAC address of the camera. Each camera comes with a unique MAC address, which is
indicated on the product label. It helps you to identify which camera is currently accessed, particularly
when multiple cameras are connected to your network.
4.3.2 FTP
To allow the camera to upload recorded video clips/JPEG files to an FTP server, you have to specify an FTP
server and configure related settings.
„„ FTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of the FTP server.
„„ FTP Server Port: Enter the port number of the FTP server.
„„ User Name: Enter the user name to logon to the FTP server.
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„„ Password: Enter the password to logon to the FTP server.
4.3.3 SMTP
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„„ File Upload Path: Specify the folder which has been created under FTP server root directory.
To enable the camera to send you email notifications when an alarm is triggered, you need to specify
an SMTP server to send the emails.
„„ My Server Requires Authorization: If your SMTP server requires authorization to send emails, enable this option.
„„ SMTP Server IP: Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.
„„ User Name: Enter the user name to log on to the SMTP server.
„„ Password: Enter the password to log on to the SMTP server.
„„ Sender: Enter the email address to be shown as the sender of the notification email.
„„ Receiver: Enter the email address to which the notification email is sent.
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4.3.4 NTP
If you want the camera to synchronize its time clock with an NTP (Network Time Protocol) sever, configure the NTP server settings here.
„„ NTP Server: Enter the IP address or the domain name of the NTP server to synchronize with.
„„ Time Zone: Select a time zone in which the camera is located.
„„ Automatically Adjust for Daylight Saving Time Changes: Check to apply the daylight saving time
automatically.
4.3.5 RTSP
RTSP is a standard for connecting a client to establish and control streaming data over the web. If you
want to allow third-party devices or software to access video/audio streams from the IP camera over the
network, you must configure the RTSP ports. You can provide up to 6 streams according to the specific codec mode with different RTSP port.
To use an RTSP player to access the camera’s streams, you have to use correct the RTSP URL to request
the streams. Refer to the table below for RTSP URLs:
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URL
MJPEG Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8555/mjpeg
MJPEG Third
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8558/mjpeg
H.264 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8557/h264
H.264 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8556/h264
MPEG4 Primary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:554/mpeg4
MPEG4 Secondary
rtsp://192.168.1.30:8554/mpeg4
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Stream
*Replace the IP address and the port number with the camera’s settings if otherwise configured.
4.3.6 ONVIF
ONVIF is a standard that ensures interoperability between IP-based physical security products regardless
of the manufacturers. This camera is ONVIF compliant and you can configure whether the camera can be
found by other ONVIF compliant products and the related settings.
Basic Settings
„„ Discovery via ONVIF: Check the box if you want the camera to be found by other ONVIF compliant
devices in a network, e.g., an ONVIF compliant NVR.
„„ Accept command/functionality outside of Discovery capability: If checked, the camera is allowed
to accept commands from ONVIF compliant device thus changing the camera’s functionality.
„„ User Authentication: If an ONVIF compliant device needs authentication for communication, enable
this option.
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4.4 System
4.4.1 Date and Time
Current Time
Displays the current date and time of the camera. Date and time will be updated after you configure new
settings in the New Time section and click Save to apply the settings.
New Time
You can set the camera time by one of the following methods:
„„ Set Manually: Manually enter the camera’s date and time settings in the given fields.
„„ Synchronize with Computer Timer: Use this option to synchronize the camera’s date and time with
the computer timer.
„„ Synchronize with NTP Server: Use this option to synchronize the camera’s date and time with an
NTP (Network Time Protocol) server, which can be configured under Network > NTP.
„„ Date Format: Allows you to specify a desired date format.
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The Time Stamp function allows you to overlay the date and time stamp on the video. When enabled, the
recorded video will be displayed with the date and the time.
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4.4.2 Time Stamp
„„ Enable Date and Time Stamp: Check this box to enable the date and time stamp on images/video
clips; to disable this function, uncheck the box.
„„ Date Format: Select the desired date format for the time stamp.
4.4.3 Firmware
Current Version Description: Displays the current version of the firmware.
Specify the Firmware to Update: This function is designed to update the firmware of the camera. To
perform the firmware upgrade, follow these parameters:
„„ Keep the network connected during the update process.
„„ DO NOT turn off or restart the camera during the firmware update process.
To update the firmware:
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1. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file.
2. Click the Update button to start update.
3. When prompted, click OK to proceed.
4. Wait about 20~60 seconds until the file is successfully updated. Once the update is completed, the
browser will show a message reads “Firmware update successful”. Then it will take 60 seconds to restart the camera.
5. The utility will automatically go back to live view screen after firmware has been updated successfully.
You can also perform these tasks on the Firmware page:
„„ Restart camera: Restart the camera. This will cause all streams to disconnect.
„„ Factory Default: Reset all of the camera settings to the defaults, except network settings. After you
confirm to reset, the camera will reset and restart automatically. When complete, you will return to the
live view page.
„„ Hardware Factory Default: Reset all of the camera parameters to the defaults, including the network
settings.
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The User Management page allows you to manage user accounts and access privileges.
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4.4.4 User Management
User List
Displays the list of current user accounts of the camera. To delete a user account, select the unwanted user
account from the list and then click Delete User.
Add/Modify User
You can add a new user or modify current user’s account or authority.
„„ To add a new user, enter the user name and password and specify the authority. Then click User Add
to add a user.
„„ To modify the password of the existing user, enter the user name and modify the password.
„„ Two types of account can be specified:
• Admin (Administrator): Can access all camera functions, pages and make configurations.
• Viewer (Guest): Can only access the live view page and take snapshots.
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4.4.5 Language
The Language drop-menu allows you to change the language of the web interface. Supported languages
include English, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Click Save to apply the language setting, and the browser will automatically refresh to reflect the change.
4.4.6 Log
This page displays detailed information about the camera’s operations and activities, including all the login
and alarm records.
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4.4.7 Audio
„„ Audio Receiving: If a microphone is connected to the camera, you can select ON to allow the camera
to record the audio and transmit to your PC. This enables the camera to pick up sounds in the background.
„„ Audio Playing: If a speaker is connected to the camera, you can select ON to allow the camera to play
the audio transmitted from your PC. This enables you to speak to the person(s) around the camera.
„„ Audio Volume: Allows you to adjust both the audio playing and recording volume of the camera.
Using the two-way audio function
Note that the two-way audio function is only active in the live view page using the web browser. To use
the two-way audio function:
1. Make sure a speaker is connected to the Audio Out port and a microphone is connected to the Audio
In port of the camera.
2. Enter System > Audio and enable both the Audio Receiving and Audio Playing functions. Then adjust the audio volume to the desired level.
3. To access the two-way audio streams:
4. Make sure your computer is connected to a microphone and speaker. Enter the live view page of the
web-based utility.
5. Speak into the microphone and the person(s) around the camera should hear your voice.
6. When people around the camera are talking to you, you should hear them from the speaker that is connected to the computer.
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4.5 Event
When an event occurs, it triggers an alarm and the camera will take a pre-defined action, e.g., sending a
recorded video clip or JPEG files to a designated server. With this camera, an event can be triggered by
external alarm devices or the camera’s detection mechanism, including motion, blur, audio and Ethernet
detection.
Caution
Tip
Note
1. When there is more than one recording to be carried out at the same time, the scheduled video recording takes top priority, followed by the recording triggered by an Ethernet disconnection and lastly the
recording triggered by other events.
2. Only one event will be handled at a time. If an event is already triggered, other event will be logged to
the system but no action will be taken.
4.5.1 Motion Detection
When the Motion Detection is enabled, the camera detects motion under a pre-specified condition within
a designated area. When motion is detected, the camera will generate an alarm and then take a specified
action.
Note that to use the motion detection function, the following two conditions must be met:
1. You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
2. You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
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„„ Motion Sensitivity: Specify the sensitivity to moving objects before the camera triggers an alarm. The
higher the sensitivity, the slighter the movement is required to set off an alarm. You can alternatively
select User Define and enter a value from 1 to 100 in the Customized Threshold field. When the
motion within a specified area exceeds the threshold, an alarm will be triggered.
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Configuration
Select OFF to disable the motion detection
Motion Area Setting
„„ Motion area setting: Click target squares displayed on the screen to define detection areas; once
configured, click Save Motion Area to save settings.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon motion detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
4.5.2 External Alarms
If external alarm devices, e.g., sensors and alarms, are connected to the camera’s alarm input/output, the
following settings must be made:
Configuration
„„ Setting: Enable the Alarm I/O that is connected with the respective external alarm device.
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„„ Level: Set the (electricity) current as low or high to define the active state.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when external alarm is triggered:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
4.5.3 Blur Detection
With the Blur Detection enabled, when the camera detects incidents that make video image blur, e.g.
redirection, blocking or defocusing, the camera will generate an alarm and then take a specified action.
Caution
Tip
Note
Note that to use the blur detection function, the following two conditions must be met:
1. You must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams to enable the live view.
2. You must select H.264 or MPEG4 codec for one of the streams to process the motion detection.
Configuration
„„ Blur Detection: Select Enable to enable Blur Detection; select Disable to disable this function.
„„ Sensitivity: You can alternatively customize the camera’s sensitivity to a blur. The camera will judge
whether it has been tampered based on the sensitivity threshold specified.
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„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clips/JPEG files will be uploaded to the FTP server when alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: Notification email with the recorded JPEG files attached will be sent to the SMTP server.
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Action
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
4.5.4 Audio Detection
With the Audio Detection enabled, when the camera detects any sound, the camera will generate an
alarm and then take a specified action.
Configuration
„„ Audio Sensitivity: Specify the camera’s sensitivity level to the audio signal. The higher the sensitivity,
the lower the volume is required to set off an alarm.
When set to OFF, the audio detection is disabled.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ FTP: Recorded video clip will be uploaded to the FTP server when the alarm is triggered.
„„ SMTP: A notification email attached with the recorded video clip will be sent to the SMTP server.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clip will be saved to the SD card when the alarm is triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
To perform a video recording, you must select MJPEG codec for one of the streams.
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4.5.5 Ethernet Detection
With Ethernet detection enabled, when the camera detects an Ethernet disconnection, the camera will
generate an alarm and then take a specified action.
Configuration
„„ Trigger an Alarm When Ethernet is Disconnected: Select whether to disable/enable this function.
Action
Specify the action to be taken when an alarm is triggered upon audio detection:
„„ OFF: No action will be taken, but an alarm will be logged.
„„ SD Card: Recorded video clips will be saved to the SD card in AVI format when the alarm is triggered.
Caution
Tip
Note
Regardless of your settings in Recording > SD card, when an Ethernet disconnection is triggered, the
video clip recording will always be saved in AVI format.
4.5.6 Event Management
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„„ Alarm Duration: Specify the duration of the alarm when an event is triggered.
„„ Alarm Reset: Use this button to stop the current alarm and to restart event detection again.
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Basic Setting
4.6 Recording
Recording allows you to configure recording-related settings and schedule recording. The defaults are listed
in the table below:
4.6.1 Settings – Video Clip
Configure the duration and format of video to be recorded when an alarm is triggered.
Basic Settings
„„ AVI Duration: Select video duration.
„„ AVI Format: Select a desired video format. Available formats depend on the primary and the secondary streaming codec/resolution settings.
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4.6.2 Settings – FTP
FTP Networking
Displays the current FTP settings, which are specified via Network > FTP.
Storage Setting
„„ Upload File Numbers: Enter the number of JPEG files to be uploaded to the FTP per event.
„„ File Format: Select the format in which to upload the recorded video file to the FTP server when an
event has been triggered.
• JPEG files: The camera will record specified number of JPEG files and upload to the FTP server.
• AVI files: The camera will record AVI files and upload to the FTP sever. For the duration and AVI
format, see Recording > Setting > Video File.
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4.6.3 Settings – SMTP
SMTP Networking
Displays the current SMTP settings, which are specified via Network > SMTP.
Storage Setting
„„ Attached File Numbers: Enter the number of JPEG images that will be attached to the notification
email. Set a lower number if SMTP server has an email size limit.
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4.6.4 SD Card Storage Format Selection
Storage Setting
„„ File Format: Specify the format of the video to be saved to the SD card when an event is triggered.
„„ Capacity/Usage: Shows the card capacity and the space usage percentage.
„„ SD Card Format: Use this button to format the SD card. This option is not available if an SD card has
not been inserted in the camera.
„„ SD Card Unmount: Click this button before safely removing the SD card. This option is not available if
an SD card has not been inserted in the camera.
„„ SD Card Overwrite: Select ON to enable overwriting once the storage is full.
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The Period Setting allows you to schedule video recordings at specified times. Set the automatic recording
times by selecting the desired weekday and the period of time. Up to 7 scheduled recordings can be set.
Check Save to SD Card should you wish to save the recorded video clips to the SD card.
Caution
Tip
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4.6.5 Period Setting
Note
The scheduled recording always demands higher priority than the alarm-based recording. When a scheduled recording is proceeding, the alarm-based recording will be disabled but the alarms will be logged.
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