Q-See QC304 User manual

Q-See QC304 User manual
Setup Guide for Remote Internet and Smartphone
Monitoring, MyQ-See DDNS, and Email Notification
PC with Windows
Operating System
Apple Macintosh
Computer
iOS
Android
QC SERIES DVR & NVR MODELS
REMOTE
MONITORING
SETUP GUIDE
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About this Manual
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accurate at the time it was completed. However, because of our ongoing effort to constantly
improve our products, along with smartphone and router manufacturers adding and changing
features on their products, it is possible that some functions may change from how they are
described. We encourage you to visit our website at www.Q-see.com to check for the latest
firmware updates and product announcements.
This manual covers the remote access and monitoring of your system over the Internet
via a computer or mobile device. Instructions for setting up, configuringand local control
of your system are contained within the User Manual which is included on the CD that
accompanied your system and which can also be found on www.Q-See.com/support. The
User Manual will be referred to frequently within this Remote Monitoring Guide so it is
recommended that you have that document available as well.
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assist you in operating your new system in a safe and trouble-free manner. Please take the
time to read and follow all instructions and pay attention to alerts as shown below:
IMPORTANT! Red boxes with this icon indicate warnings. To prevent
possible injury or damage to the product, read all warnings before use.
NOTE! Text in blue boxes with the Information icon offer additional guidance
and explanations about how to make the most out of your system.
DVRs and NVRs
The three types of systems covered in this manual use diffferent technolgies and have different
capabilities, but the operating system is identical as is way you connect them to the Internet.
For the purposes of this manual, the terms “DVR”, “System” and “Recorder” will be used to
refer to both DVRs and NVRs. If a feature is specific to either a DVR or NVR, it will be pointed
out as applying to that type of recorder.
Every effort has been made to make this manual easy to understand and follow. However, if
you should run into any difficulties during any of these operations, we are here for you.
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with respect to completeness of its contents.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. REMOTE ACCESS
1.1 Connecting Your System to a Network
Before you get started
Obtaining an IPaddress
1.2 Opening Ports
Option 1: UPnP
Option 2: Opening Ports Using DMZ
Option 3: Opening Ports Using DMZ on 2Wire Routers
Confirming That Ports are Opened
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1.3 Static Internal IP (Network) Address
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1.4 PPPOE
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1.5 Domain Name System (DNS)
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1.6 Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS)
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1.7 Resolving Connection Issues
Determine the Number of Routers on the Network
Setting Up DMZ in Router 2
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2. ADDITIONAL SETTINGS 21
2.1 Advanced Network Settings
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Online Users
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Block/Allow List
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E-Mail23
FTP24
3. REMOTE MONITORING
3.3 Pro Surveillance Software (PSS)
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System Requirements
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Installing Smart PSS on a PC
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Installing Smart PSS on a Macintosh
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Log In
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Adding A System to PSS
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Home Page
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Preview55
Video Search and Playback
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Alarms59
General61
Device Setup
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Tour64
E-Map65
TV Wall
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PC-NVR66
4. MOBILE SURVEILLANCE
4.1 iPhone and iPad
4.2 Android
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3.1 Web Service
ActiveX for Internet Explorer
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3.2 Using Web Service
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Live Viewing
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Playback37
Alarm38
Setup39
info46
Logout46
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REMOTE ACCESS
CHAPTER 1
In order to access your DVR remotely, you must connect it to a router or a modem. Using
a router allows you to connect to your DVR from other computers on your LAN (Local Area
Network) in addition to over the Web. Directly connecting to a modem makes your DVR
available for connection through the Internet only.
If you are using a router and wish to access your DVR from outside your LAN either over the
Internet, or from your mobile device, then that router must be connected to the Internet. The
instructions below will guide you through the process of configuring your DVR for remote
access. Once completed, you will be able to access and control your system using one of
two addresses. You will have a local IP address usable by computers connected to the same
router as your DVR. This address can also be used by wireless devices as long as they are
able to also connect to your router’s WiFi signal. Once you leave the area covered by your
local network, you will need to use a second address to access the DVR. This is the address
which will allow you to connect to your system from anywhere in the world with Internet
access. And, by using Q-See’s free DDNS service, MyQ-See.com (more on this later), you’ll be
able to do so using a conventional web address.
If you are using a router, proceed with Section 1.1. If you are connecting directly to the
Internet via a modem then begin with Section 1.4.
1.1 CONNECTING YOUR SYSTEM TO A NETWORK
First and foremost, you will need to physically connect your DVR to a router. This router can
be part of an existing network of computers, or it can be the router/modem supplied by your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) to connect you to the Internet. This connection will be made by
plugging the included Ethernet cable into the port on the back of the DVR marked RJ45. Your
DVR is not designed to be connected wirelessly to a network. It is also recommended that the
router that the DVR is connected to should be connected directly to the Internet rather than
to another router if Internet access is desired as multiple routers can create problems with
connectivity. You will also need to have a computer connected to the same router - at least
temporarily - to make certain settings. If, after following the instructions you are still not able
to access your DVR, please see Section 1.7 Resolving Connection Issues later in this
chapter.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
You will need to have:
• Your router’s brand, model number and manual. The manual is also usually available on
your router’s manufacturer’s website.
• The “Manuals and Software” CD that came with your DVR. It contains necessary software
and links to other important programs which are mentioned in this guide.
• Your router’s password (the default password should be in your router’s manual).
NOTE! The minimum speed on the internet connection is 1Mbps download
and 1Mbps upload for 4 and 8 channels, and 2Mbps download and upload
for 16 channels. You can check the speed of your connection at both ends by
going www.SpeedTest.net from both a computer attached to the same router as the DVR
as well as the remote computer which you will be using.
OBTAINING AN IP ADDRESS
Each device on a network - both a LAN or the Internet - has a specific IP address. This
address is what allows different devices on the network to communicate with each other. Your
QC-series DVR displays its IP address in the Network window.
Startup Wizard and the Remote Monitoring Quick Start Poster
If you were able to connect your computer to your network, and to the Internet, using the
Startup Wizard when you powered up your DVR, you should skip to Section 1.3 Static
Internal IP Address in order to ensure that your network address does not change in the
event of a power outage.
STEP 1. Select Main Menu from the
Shortcut Menu.
Likewise, if you were able to successfully connect using the Startup Wizard, then the DVR
was able to connect using UPnP, or Universal Plug ‘n Play and your ports have already been
opened. In this case, it is very important to NOT attempt to open your ports as that will cause
communication errors between your DVR and the network, possibly preventing reliable remote
access.
If you were unable to connect to your network, the most likely cause is UPnP being disabled,
or not available on your router. Two alternate connection options are presented for PC users
on the Remote Monitoring Quick Start Poster. They are also presented again in Section 1.2
Opening Ports, along with instructions for Maciintosh users.
PICTURE 1-1
STEP 2. Click on the Network Settings
icon in the Main Menu
PICTURE 1-2
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1.2 OPENING PORTS
STEP 3. Click on the Network icon in
the Settings Menu.
To make your DVR accessible from outside of your local network, you have to “forward” ports
85 and 3777 through your router to your DVR’s IP address. The most preferred - and easiest method is UPnP. This is the method used by the Startup Wizard and for most users, the DVR
should connect automatically. If not, we offer some other methods which should work for the
majority of users. You will only need to use one of these methods - which are the same if you
are using a Macintosh or Windows PC. If you are unable to connect your DVR to the Internet
using any of these procedures, the likely cause is the presence of multiple routers on your
network. The solution is covered in Section 1.7 Resolving Connection Issues.
STEP 4. Ensure that the box labeled
“DHCP” is filled.
If it is not, please put a click on the
box so that it is filled in white. Click
on Save and then exit the window.
Reopen the window to see the
updated IP address.
PICTURE 1-3
The QC series of DVRs come configured to take advantage of the latest networking
technology, UPnP or Universal Plug ‘n Play right out of the box. If you have an UPnP-enabled
router, you will only need to plug the DVR into your network and you will then be able to
proceed to the end of this section.
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Consult your router’s manual to determine
whether it has UPnP or not. Please note that,
as of this writing, 2Wire brand routers do not
have the UPnP feature. If you do not have a
UPnP-enabled Router, you will have to utilize
another method to forward your ports.
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STEP 5. Write down the:
1. DVR’s IP Address
2. Subnet Mask, and
3. Gateway (your Router’s address)
OPTION 1: UPNP
PICTURE 1-4
STEP 6. Exit Menu
You may now proceed to Section 1.2 Opening Ports. However, if you are unable to obtain
an IP address from your router, please proceed to Section 1.3 Static IP.
If you wish to ensure that UPnP is turned
on in your DVR, go to the Network window
as described above, select UPnP on the
left and make sure that the Enabled box is
checked. If it is not checked, click on the box
to add the check, then click on Save before
exiting the window. When you reopen the
window, the box should be checked.
PICTURE 1-5
IMPORTANT! If you connect your system to your network using UPnP you
should NOT forward your ports as described later in this section as it will
create connectivity problems. You may skip to Confirming that Ports are
Opened.
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OPTION 3: OPENING PORTS USING DMZ ON 2WIRE ROUTERS
OPTION 2: OPENING PORTS USING DMZ
Accessing your router’s DMZ controls:
Accessing your router’s DMZ controls:
The exact location of DMZ within the router’s settings vary by manufacturer so please consult
your router’s manual for the location of this feature. The method for accessing your router’s
settings, however, is pretty standard.
2Wire brand routers are currently the exclusive router used for AT&T’s Uverse and other
Internet servers. Their configuration protocols are different enough that you should follow
these instructions rather than the generic router instructions in Option 2 if you are an AT&T
customer.
NOTE! If you are an AT&T Internet or Uverse customer, you should follow the
instructions laid out in Option 3 as they specifically apply to the brand of router
used by AT&T.
STEP 1. On a computer connected to
the same router as the DVR, open a
web browser and enter the Gateway
(Router’s IP address) into the browser
window’s address bar to access your
router.
Browser - Windows Internet Explorer
http://10.6.196.6
PICTURE 1-6
Web Client
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Pag
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CONFIG
TOOLS
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Status
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Master Stream
Sub-Stream
STEP 7. Ensure that TCP is selected.
PICTURE 1-7
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STEP 8. Enter 85 in the From and To
boxes for Port (or Range).
STEP 9. Leave the next two boxes blank
to use the default settings.
PICTURE 1-8
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Local Recording Status
STEP 10. Click on Add to List. Your
router will require you to log in to
accept the settings. If you have not
created your own password for your
router, it is the 10-digit System Key
printed on the label on your router
between the square brackets “[ ]”.
NOTE! Specific instructions for setting up DMZ in 2Wire, Airport, Dlink,
Linksys, Netgear, and other brand routers can be found at
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PICTURE 1-9
Web Client
STEP 3. In the Select Your Computer
area, locate your
DVR’s IP address BACKUP
LIVE
SEARCH
and click on it.
STEP 6. In the box labeled Application
Profile Name, enter “DVR”, “NVR” or
another appropriate name.
STEP 5. Click on Apply or Save to
preserve your settings.
www.Q-See.com/Network
http://10.6.196.6
STEP 2. Click on the Settings tab and
then Firewall. Once in Firewall,
click on Applications, Pinholes and
DMZ.
STEP 5. Click on Add a new userdefined application.
STEP 4. Enter the NVR’s IP address.
Leave your router control panel open as you
will need to obtain DNS information from
your router in Section 1.5 Domain Name
System (DNS). You should now proceed to
the section entitled Confirming that Ports
are Opened.
Browser - Windows Internet Explorer
STEP 4. Scroll down to select User
Defined.
STEP 2. Locate the DMZ settings in
your router. Each manufacturer is
different so please consult your
router’s manual for the location of this
setting. Two examples are shown at
right.
STEP 3. Enable DMZ.
STEP 1. On a computer connected to
the same router as the DVR, open a
web browser and enter the Gateway
(Router’s IP address) into the browser
window’s address bar to access your
router.
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PICTURE 1-10
STEP 11. Once your settings have been confirmed, repeat Steps 8-10, this time
entering 37777 for the From and To ports.
STEP 12. Click on Back and then select the name you entered in Step 6 from the list of
Applications. Clicking on Add and then Save.
Leave your router control panel open as you will need to obtain DNS information from your
router in Section 1.5 Domain Name System (DNS).
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CONFIRMING THAT PORTS ARE OPENED
To confirm that your ports have been forwarded successfully, go to www.canyouseeme.org
using a computer connected to the same router as the DVR.
STEP 1. Enter “85” into the box labeled
“What Port?”
Browser - Windows Internet Explorer
http://canyouseeme.org/
STEP 2. Click on the Check button.
Open Port Check Tool
CanYouSeeMe.org - Open Port Check Tool
STEP 3. You should see a green
“Success” message. If not, return to
the DVR’s Network window and, in
the Network tab, change port 85 to
81 or 83 and click Apply to save your
changes before checking using that
new number on CanYouSeeMe.
This page will serve as a free utility for remotely verifying a port is open or closed. It will
be useful for users who wish to check to see if a server or ISP is blocking certain ports.
1.3 STATIC INTERNAL IP (NETWORK) ADDRESS
Most routers assign connected devices a random IP address that is not currently in use by
another device on your internal network. With the exception of 2Wire brand routers, when
a router or networked device reboots due to a power loss or other issue, the addresses will
change and the port forwarding configuration will no longer work. For that reason, unless
you have a 2Wire router, we recommend changing your NVR’s network setting to a fixed,
or “static” IP address which will not change.
Page
Safety
Tools
STEP 1. Return to the Network Menu.
STEP 2. Select TCP/IP on the left.
STEP 3. Uncheck the box marked DHCP.
Your IP: 81.919.622.24
What Port?
STEP 4. Click Save.
Check
Success: I can see your service on
81.919.622.24 on port (85)
Your ISP is not blocking port 85
Proceed to Section 1.5 Domain Name System (DNS) without closing the window.
PICTURE 1-11
STEP 4. Repeat for port 3777. If there is
a problem with port 37777, then try
37000 in the same manner as above.
This website will also display your Public IP address near the top of the page above the box
where you entered your port number. This is the number which you will use to access the NVR
using a web browser or your mobile device from outside of your local network (away from the
building in which your DVR is located).
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NOTE! If you are successful after changing from port 85, then you will need
to add that to the IP address when accessing the DVR via the Internet. If,
for example, you changed to port 81 from 85, the address would now read
64.245.112.90:81
PICTURE 1-12
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1.5 DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS)
1.4 PPPOE
If you are going to attach the DVR directly to a DSL or cable modem instead of to a router
then select the PPPOE option in the Network options. Before you proceed, you will need to
contact your ISP to obtain your User Name and Password. You will not have to worry about
Static IP (previous section).
STEP 1. Select the PPOE option on
the left of the Network Settings
window.
MACINTOSH AND PC USERS
Once you have completed the above sections, you are able to operate your DVR remotely.
The sections below allow you to take advantage of additional features including the ability to
access your DVR using a conventional domain name and having your system send out e-mail
alerts. To access these functions, you will have to access your router to obtain your DNS
(Domain Name System) number.
STEP 1. Return to your router’s control
window.
If you did not have to open your
router in a previous step, simply open
a new browser window and enter
the Gateway address (covered in
Section 1.1)
Browser - Windows Internet Explorer
http://81.919.622.24
Router
SETTINGS
DEVICE INFO
LOGS
STATISTICS
INTERNET SESSIONS
ROUTING
PICTURE 1-13
STEP 2. Locate your router’s status
window (may also be named
“Information” or “Info”, it will list the
DNS number. You will only need to
use the primary set of numbers write it down for later use.
WIRELESS
STATUS
ADVANCED
DEVICE INFORMATION
All of your Internet and network connection details are displayed on thi
WAN
MAC Address :
IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway :
Primary DNS Server :
Secondary DNS Server :
Advanced DNS :
00:24:01:77:f9:00
81.919.622.249
255.255.255.0
81.919.622.24
10.6.196.6
(null)
Disabled
PICTURE 1-15
STEP 2. Click Enable
STEP 3. Input the User Name and
Password provided by your ISP into
their respective fields.
STEP 4. Click OK to save your settings.
Click on Save in the Netwok window
before closing that window.
STEP 5. Restart your DVR and return
to the PPOE window. Your NVR will
have automatically connected to the
Internet and you can use the number
in the IP address field to remotely
access the DVR.
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STEP 3. In the DVR’s Network window,
enter the DNS number in the area
marked Preferred DNS. You do not
need to have an alternate server.
PICTURE 1-14
Fine
STEP 4. Click Save to save your
settings.
PICTURE 1-16
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MACINTOSH COMPUTERS
1.6 DYNAMIC DOMAIN NAME SERVICE (DDNS)
In addition to retrieving the DNS info from the router, Macintosh users can get it from the
computer’s Network window.
This is an optional step which allows you to take advantage of Dynamic Domain Name
Service, or DDNS. Not to be confused with DNS above, DDNS allows you to enter a
conventional web address when remotely logging into your DVR from outside of your network.
It also allows you to avoid having to repeat Sections 1.3 and 1.5 when/if your ISP reassigns
IP addresses. Q-See offers DDNS service for free at www.MyQ-See.com and your DVR is
configured to accept account information from that site.
STEP 1. Click on the System
Preferences icon at the bottom of
the Macintosh’s screen.
STEP 1. Open a browser window and go
to www.MyQ-See.com
PICTURE 1-17
STEP 2. Register with the website and
follow the instructions for creating
a domain name. The website will
display your pubic IP address and
your domain name which will look like
this: http://example.myq-See.com
NEW USER REGISTRATION
EMAIL ADDRESS
PASSWORD
PASSWORD
CONFIRM
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
SECURITY
QUESTION..
My first phone number
ANSWER
STEP 2. Click on the Network icon.
STEP 3. In your DVR, open the Network
window.
CONFRIM
YOU’RE HUMAN
New Captcha
Enter the text you see above
STEP 4. Select DDNS from the list on
the left.
Submit
Reset
PICTURE 1-20
PICTURE 1-18
STEP 5. Check the Enable box.
STEP 6. Enter your account information
– including the user name and
password that you used when
creating your domain name .
STEP 3. Make sure that your network
connection is highlighted in the list of
connections to the right of the main
part of the Network window and
that its status reads “Connected.”
STEP 7. Click the OK button to preserve
your settings.
The DNS server information will be
shown. Write this down for use in the
next section.
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PICTURE 1-21
PICTURE 1-19
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PICTURE 1-22
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1.7 RESOLVING CONNECTION ISSUES
There are several hardware-related situations which can prevent the NVR’s port from being
properly forwarded. The presence of multiple routers or the routers not featuring UPnP or
DMZ are the two most common issues.
STEP 5. Click on CHECK NOW to
detect how many Routers are in the
network.
DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF ROUTERS ON THE NETWORK
If there is more than one router between the NVR and the Internet it will block communication
to and from your system. To find out the number of routers on your network, you will need to
download a FREE router detection program.
STEP 1. Go to http://www.pcwintech.
com/shanes-toolbox
STEP 2. Click on Detect Multiple
Routers to begin the download.
PICTURE 1-25
STEP 6. If there is only one router detected, and you are using UPnP, then you will need
to turn off that setting and attempt to connect using DMZ as described in Section
1.2 Opening Ports.
If you are using DMZ, check to make sure that the UPnP option is turned off.
STEP 3. Unzip the application to install it.
PICTURE 1-23
If Multiple Routers are Detected
If there are multiple routers, you will see a
display similar to Picture 1-26.
If so, it may be preferable to connect your
DVR and computer to the router that
connects directly to the Internet. However,
this is not always possible depending upon
your particular situation.
STEP 4. Click on the detect_routers
application to run it.
PICTURE 1-24
PICTURE 1-26
In this case, you will need to proceed with the next section and set up DMZ in the second
router to allow communications to pass through it from the first. If only one router is detected
you will need to consult your router’s manual.
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SETTING UP DMZ IN ROUTER 2
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS
STEP 1. Login into Router 1 by putting
the IP of Router 1 into the Internet
Explorer browser, as in the example
shown in Picture 1-25 where the IP
address of Router 1 is 192.168.0.1
CHAPTER 2
2.1 ADVANCED NETWORK SETTINGS
Now that you’ve successfully connnected your NVR to your network and to the Internet, there
are additional features which you can take advantage of. These settings allow your DVR to
send out e-mail alerts as well as post images and records to an FTP site. In addition, you can
see which users are online, limit online access and more.
STEP 2. Find the status page on the
router settings that shows the WAN/
Internet IP address and write it down
this WAN IP address.
ONLINE USERS
STEP 3. Log into the Router 2 by putting
the IP of Router 2 into the Internet
Explorer browser, as in example
shown in Picture 1-26 where the IP
address of Router 2 is 192.168.1.1
A list of users accessing the DVR from over
the network or through the Internet is shown
in Online Users menu which itself is found in
the Network Info menu.
STEP 4. Find the DMZ page in the
router settings.
STEP 5. Enter the WAN IP for Router 1
into the DMZ page and enable DMZ.
PICTURE 1-26
PICTURE 2-1
NOTE! If you do not have a DMZ setting in the router, check to see if there
is a Bridge setting. If so, then use the Bridge setting instead of DMZ.
STEP 6. Save your changes.
You have forwarded the ports on the router to which the DVR is connected, to the IP address
of the DVR, and set the primary router to pass the connection to this router.
The user’s name as well as the IP address
used to access the NVR is displayed.
If you have proper system management rights
(Configured in Account, See Section 4.5
in the User’s Manual for full instructions),
you can disconnect or block a user. The
maximum time a user can be disconnected is
18 hours (65,535 seconds).
PICTURE 2-2
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E-MAIL
BLOCK/ALLOW LIST
You can also improve security by controlling remote access to your DVR using the IP Filter. If
you Enable Trusted Sites, ONLY those on the trusted list will be allowed to log into the NVR
from those locations, regardless of having correct user name and password. If Blocked Sites
is enabled then no users from those IP addresses may log in. Up to 64 addresses may be
entered.
Several DVR functions allow you to send out e-mail alerts when specific events occur.
Configuring this feature lets you set the DVR up to send out alerts via e-mail to a single
recipient. You may need to contact your e-mail provider or IT department for some required
information.
• You can add two more recipient emails using the Web Client software as shown in the
Secton 3.2.
Trusted Users
STEP 1. Select Block/Allow from the list
on the left of the Network Settings
menu.
NOTE! Depending upon your settings, the system can generate a lot of e-mail
alerts. For that reason, we recommend setting up a dedicated e-mail address
specifically for the system to send alert notices. If you do not have your own
e-mail system (such as a corporate mail server) you should consider using a
free e-mail provider. However, because many free e-mail services allow only a
limited amount of e-mail traffic we specifically recommend using Google’s Gmail service with
its higher limit. Similarly, you will want the alert e-mails to go to a different account than the
one sending them. This will ease your management of these alerts.
STEP 2. Check the Enable box.
STEP 3. Choose Trusted Sites.
PICTURE 2-3
SMTP Server – smtp.(example).com
Port – This is the port your mail provider uses
User Name and Password – These are for
the sending e-mail address and were
set up when you created the e-mail
account.
STEP 4. Click Add.
STEP 5. Enter the trusted IP addresses
into the field at the top of the window
and click Add.
Receiver – This is the recipient e-mail
account.
Sender – Example: QC DVR
Subject – This is the subject line of e-mails
generated by this DVR.
Repeat for additional addresses and then
select OK to save your list.
Attachment – This allows the e-mail to
include one or more snapshots as
attachments
• If you want to block all users from an IP
address, then select IP Section from the
pulldown and enter the first two blocks of
numbers for that IP address.
PICTURE 2-5
Encryption – The system supports SSL and
TSL encryption.
PICTURE 2-4
Blocked Users
This is set up the same way as Trusted Users. You only need to create one list or the other.
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FTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to securely share, manage, and distribute files over the
internet. You will need to already have a server and FTP service tool to utilize this feature on
the NVR.
Follow the software’s instructions to set up your service, password and FTP folder. You will
need to grant Write privileges to the FTP upload user.
Enter the FTP server address, port and
remote directory. If the remote directory is left
blank, the system will automatically create
folders according to the IP, time and channel.
User Name and Password – This is the
account information created when
you set up your FTP and is used to
allow the DVR to log into the server.
File Length – This is the maximum length (in
minutes). Files under the maximum
will upload completely. Files longer
than the maximum limit will only
upload to that limit and not continue.
If the value is left at 0, there is no limit
and the system will upload all files
completely.
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Image Upload Interval – This is the time taken between snapshots uploaded to the FTP.
• The lower portion of this window allows you to set up to two upload periods for each
channel. Recordings made during the time(s) selected will be uploaded to the server. You
can specify which type of incidents will be uploaded as well.
• Once you’ve completed your FTP setup, click the Test button to check your settings.
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REMOTE MONITORING
CHAPTER 3
Remote monitoring is the ability of the user to monitor and control their system from another
location. This allows the user to be able to continue to maintain situational awareness without
being restricted to being physically at their DVR or NVR. In the case of the latter system, this
adds yet another layer of security as the NVR can be housed in a secure, off-site location
while connecting to the cameras through a network connection. In this manner, it is safe from
any threat of malicious activity while the owner can be on-site and still in control of his or her
surveillance situation.
There are essentially two overall categories of remote monitoring: using a computer or a
mobile device. Using a computer to monitor a system - regardless of the technology - adds
a further layer of protection. An off-site computer can serve as a back-up recorder and, if it
detects a loss of connection to the security system, it can send out an alert on its own. In
cases where intruders cut the telephone/network lines, this would provide the owner with a
warning that something is happening.
For the purposes of this manual, mobile remote monitoring is covered separately in the next
chapter. Computer-based monitoring options are the web-based Web Service and the
Smart PSS application for Mac and PC.
STEP 4. Click on the Security Tab
STEP 5. Select Trusted Sites
STEP 6. Click on the Sites button
PICTURE 3-2
STEP 7. Uncheck the “Require server
verification (https:) for all sites in
this zone” button.
STEP 8. Type the NVR’s IP address
(obtained during Network Setup)
or DDNS domain name into the “Add
this website to the zone:” box.
STEP 9. Click the Add button
STEP 10. Close the window.
3.1 WEB SERVICE
This browser-based application allows you to access your system without having to download
a separate program. While Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 is the preferred browser, Web
Service works with IE 8-11 as well as Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox
browsers. The latter may require the download of the Internet Explorer and Octet-Stream
plugins from Mozilla’s site at https://addons.mozilla.org.
PICTURE 3-3
STEP 11. Click the Custom level…
button.
ACTIVEX FOR INTERNET EXPLORER
Some users may need to configure Microsoft’s built-in ActiveX controls prior to logging into
their DVR in order to ensure smooth operation.
Setting Up ActiveX Control
STEP 1. Open Internet Explorer
STEP 2. Click on Tools
STEP 3. Select Internet Options in the
pull-down menu
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3.2 USING WEB SERVICE
STEP 12. Pull down the “Reset to:”
menu button and select Low
The instructions below show screen shots from Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows PC.
However, the Web Service looks and operates identically on different browsers. If a user
running Windows Vista or Windows 7 experiences difficulty with functionality, User Account
Control (UAC) may need to be disabled. UAC instructions are provided at the end of this
section under “Troubleshooting.”
STEP 1. - Enter the IP address or the DDNS address obtained in Section 1.5 into an
Internet Explorer window. You will see the Login screen shown in Picture 3-20
STEP 2. Enter the User Name and
Password in the appropriate fields.
The default user name and password
are admin and admin.
PICTURE 3-5
STEP 13. Click the Reset button
PICTURE 3-20
STEP 14. Click “Yes” when asked, “Are
you sure you want to change the
setting for this zone?”
If you are logging in using a computer on the same local network as your system, you may
select the LAN button for a faster, clearer data stream. If your network is slow, or if you are not
on the same network as the NVR, then use the WAN option for better video speeds.
STEP 15. Click OK
IMPORTANT! We strongly recommend that you modify your password on
the DVR itself for extra security before logging into it remotely as changing the
password from a PC will cause you to be logged out.
STEP 16. Click Apply
STEP 17. Click OK
STEP 18. Close Internet Explorer
PICTURE 3-6
Other Considerations
• Internet Explorer 10 and 11 have ActiveX Filtering which may need to be turned off.
• On 64-bit Windows computers, Internet Explorer 10 and 11 may need to run in 32-bit mode.
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LIVE VIEWING
The Web Service interface has been updated to be compatible with Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10. It is always possible that Microsoft may make changes in the
future that will cause your display to place the Camera Controls, Picture Controls or other
panels out of order, as in Picture 3-21 rather than as shown in Picture 3-22.
1
2
3
5
4
6
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Within the Explorer window, the display has several sections, each with their own function.
Item #
To resolve this issue, select Compatibility
View in the Tools drop-down to the upper
right of the Explorer Window.
The page will refresh, and you will have to log
in again before continuing.
Area
Function
1
Operations
Separate controls for DVR features including video
search, alarms and logging out
2
Channel Controls
Select which cameras to display along activating
bi-directional chat if available
3
PTZ Controls
Controls for any attached PTZ cameras
4
Picture Controls
Adjust hue, brightness, etc.
5
Real-Time Monitor
Live viewing of selected channels
6
Image View Options
Controls for number of channels viewable at once plus
other options.
PICTURE 3-23
It should be noted that the screen outlined in green is the one that will be affected by any
control inputs and that clicking on another screen will highlight that one instead, making it the
one that will be controlled.
Operations
There are six operations that can be selected; Preview, Search, Alarm, Setup, Info and
Logout. Clicking on any of these will change from the live feed from the camera(s) to a new
window allowing you to set or enable options and functions. Their use will be described later in
this section.
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Channel Controls
PTZ Controls
In this area, you can select which cameras to view, which data stream to use,
You must have already connected and set up one or more PTZ cameras as described in
Chapter 6 PTZ Cameras in the User Manual before being able to use this function. This
control panel operates just like the PTZ controls on the NVR itself.
activate two-way communication with someone near a camera and play back a recorded
video that has been saved on your computer.
Cameras - Clicking on one of the camera
icons will open the corresponding
channel. You may have to choose
a stream (see below) before the
camera’s video will appear. Cameras
will be numbered as they are on the
DVR. In multi-camera vies, click on an
empty channel before clicking on the
camera icon.
While you can refer to 6.2 PTZ Control and
Setup in the User Manual for instructions
on general PTZ operation, there are a couple
of features in this control panel that should
be noted:
The button at the center of the directional
controls is the 3D Intelligent Positioning Key
which allows you to control select Q-See PTZ
cameras just by moving your mouse.
Stream - When you are connected to the
system on the same network (LAN),
you can select whether to use the
main data stream or the smaller Extra
Stream (also known as a SubStream)
which may provide smoother video if
you have bandwidth issues. Systems
on another network will only stream
the substream. “M” signifies that the
channel is using the main stream
while “S” indicates the substream.
The tab labelled PTZ gives you access to
settings to create scans, tours, preset points
and etc. Also available are functions such as
flip, light and wiper controls.
The tab labelled PTZ Menu is for use with
PTZ cameras that have an internal menu
with the directional controls being used to
navigate within in.
Open All - Opens all available cameras.
Again, you may be able to choose
whether you will view the main stream
or the substream.
PICTURE 3-25
Refresh - Refreshes camera list
Instant Record - The DVR will start recording video from all cameras.
Start Talk - If you have a microphone and speaker co-located with a camera and you have
a microphone connected to the input port on the side of the DVR, you can initiate a
bi-directional dialog with a person near that camera. There are four options: DEFAULT,
G711a, G711u and PCM
PICTURE 3-26
Local Play - Open and playback a recorded video file saved on your computer. The files are
saved as .dav format which will require conversion to .avi format to play in another
application.
The color of the camera icons indicate their status:
Icon
Status
Online/
Playing
Icon
Status
Offline
In live view mode, a new camera can be selected by clicking on the desired screen segment
and then clicking the new camera. You can re-order the layout as you desire within a multiscreen mode by clicking on a frame to highlight it and then dragging its video to another
position on the screen where it will swap places with the video currently in that spot.
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Image Controls
Real-Time Monitor
This tab allows you to adjust the levels of the video displayed on screen. It does not affect the
actual recorded video, just the on-screen display.
Live monitoring and recorded video playback takes place in the Real-Time Monitor section of
the window. The number of screens being viewed at once is set with the Image View Options
at the bottom of the screen (described below), but at any time, you can double-click on any
channel in multi-view mode to make it a single-screen view. Double-clicking on the screen will
return it to its place in the multi-view display.
The color controls will only affect the screen
view that is highlighted in green in the RealTime Monitor window. They are, in order:
Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation and
are adjusted by moving the respective slider.
Selecting Reset will revert the settings to their
defaults.
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20.2.3.78-1-585Kbps S2
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Alarm Out
You can manually activate any external
alarms connected to your system by clicking
on them.
At the top of each channel’s video display, there is a set of data and a set of six function
buttons.
The data in the upper left shows the device’s IP address, the channel and the stream rate for
that channel as well as which stream it is using.
The function buttons allow you to perform operations within the display. Each button will only
affect the channel it is attached to. Other channels will not be affected.
Symbol
PICTURE 3-28
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Button
Function
Digital Zoom
Select this button (it will highlight in white) and then click
and drag within the video image to zoom in on that
section. Clicking on the button again will return you to the
original view.
Local Record
When this button is selected, you will begin recording it to
your computer
Snapshot
This will take still images of the video which will be saved
according to your settings in Pic Path
Audio
Turns audio on or off if this channel has audio connected
to it. This does not have any relationship to the system’s
audio
Close Video
Ends the video display for that channel
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Image View Options
PLAYBACK
This row of buttons along the bottom of the Real-Time Monitor area allow you to set how you
will view the video feeds in addition to how many screens will be displayed simultaneously.
Some settings will display more channels than a single DVR can connect to, but if you are
controlling multiple DVRs of the same type using Q-See’s Smart PSS software you will be
able to display the signals from multiple DVRs simultaneously. When you do not have as many
cameras as channels displayed, the empty channels will remain grayed out and display “No
Signal” in the upper left where the IP, bitrate and channel data would normally appear.
Clicking on the Playback tab at the top of the monitoring window will open the Search and
Playback window. This operates along the same lines as the Search function described in
Section 3.1 Search and Playback in the User Manual.
PICTURE 3-31
The first three buttons in the row deal with image quality and size, while the remaining buttons
will configure the display to show 1-36 images.
Symbol
Button
Function
Image Quality
This raises or lowers the quality of the image
Latency/Fluency
Allows you to prioritize image quality versus
smoothness of the video
Full Screen
Selecting this will expand the entire display to fill
the full screen, hiding all the controls.
In the case of the Image Quality and Latency/Fluency buttons, only the channel highlighted
in green will be affected.
In multi-screen mode, a channel can be clicked and dragged to another location. This is
useful in those modes where one or two screens are larger than the others. The channel being
replaced will move to the old location of the one that was moved.
Double clicking on a channel will bring that to single screen mode. Double clicking on it again
will return to the previous multi-channel format.
PICTURE 3-32
As with the system’s Search and Playback window,
you can search for a video record based on the timeline
at the bottom of the screen or by clicking the File List
button in the lower right portion of the window.
You can search and review up to nine channels at a time
using the screen viewing mode options, also located in
the lower right of the window.
When using the timeline, simply click on a colored area
to start the video. In file search mode, set your start time
at the top, or scroll through the list of events recorded
by that channel. Click on the one you wish to view.
Playback controls are provided below the viewing area.
In multi-screen mode, only the channel outlined in green
will be affected by the controls. As with the Preview
window, double clicking on a channel in multi-screen
mode will bring it to a single-channel view. However,
double-clicking on it again will bring it to full-screen
mode where it occupies the entire monitor. Double-click
a third time to return it to its original position.
PICTURE 3-33
Checking the box next to a file in the File List window will allow you to download it to your
computer’s hard drive. Use the More button to more conveniently download multiple files at
one time.
The Watermark feature allows you to “tag” a file that has been saved to your computer while
Return closes the File List search. This authentication only appears during playback.
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ALARM
SETUP
Clicking the Alarm tab at the top of the screen will shift the display to the Alarm window
where you can have the Web Service provide on-screen notifications of alarm events.
This window allows you to make changes to the setting on both the DVR and the computer
you’re using to monitor it.
PICTURE 3-36
These settings do not affect the alarm notifications made on the system itself. Instead these
are notifications made by the application. In this manner, the Web Service acts as a back up
notification system. For example, if the network connection at the DVR’s system is lost, and
Video Loss has been selected, the Web Service application will alert you that it is no longer
receiving video. This way, you will still receive an alert even if the DVR is not able to send out
an e-mail notification.
The list of alarm events will populate as they occur. The list serves as a reference to the user
for a more precise video search.
Alarm Type
The alarm types include the same events that will trigger an alarm on your DVR.
PICTURE 3-38
Depending on whether your system is a DVR or NVR, there will be four or five collapsible
menus on the left side of the screen. Remote is for use with NVRs only, while Network, Event,
Storage and Setting are common to both technologies.
Remote (NVRs Only)
Add Device - This submenu performs the same functions as the Remote Device window
in your DVR. You can connect remote cameras to your NVR, modify their settings or
disconnect them. The full operations are covered in Section 4.5 Remote Device in
the Users Manual.
Camera - This submenu is the same as the Camera Settings window on the NVR. You can
adjust the camera’s levels, day/night mode and enable flip or mirror options. Further
details may be found in Section 3.4 Recording in the Users Manual.
Prompt
When this is selected, an animated alert icon
will appear in the Alarm tab. This will appear
when the user is viewing other tabs.
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Alarm Sound
You may choose an audible alert using a .WAV sound file stored on your computer.
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Audio/Video - This submenu contains the rest of the settings found in the Camera Settings
window. Specific features are divided among four tabs.
Of note is the Path tab. This allows you to determine where snapshots and video will
be saved on your computer’s hard drive.
Channel Name - This allows you to customize the camera names that appear on screen.
PICTURE 3-42
Schedule - This is exactly the same as the Schedule menu, allowing you to set up the
recording mode for each camera for specific times of the day.
PICTURE 3-41
Record Setting
This menu will have three to six submenus available depending on the recorder’s technology
and capabilities. Not all menus listed below will appear on all models.
PICTURE 3-43
Camera Settings - This menu controls how the recorder deals with each camera, including
resolution, framerate and more. You can set the performance for both main stream
and the substream for remote viewing.
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Alarm - This submenu will only appear if the recorder has alarm capabilities and will have
three or four tabs depending on the type of recorder. This menu is for scheduling the
alarm periods and determining how the system will react when an alarm is triggered
by different types of alarm events. The IPC External Alarm is an NVR-only feature that
handles any alarm inputs from cameras like the QCN8002B and QCN8010Z.
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Setting
This menu contains the majority of the configuration options for your system. The submenus
contain the settings for network connections, your on-screen display, camera names and etc.
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The next two tabs cover signal loss and alarms triggered by external sensors connected
to the recorder. These tabs operate in the same manner as their respective menus on the
recorder with full information covering setup of events and triggers can be found in Sections
4.1 Camera and 4.2 Event in the Users Manual. The Network Alarms tab is for future
software development and is not functional at this point in time.
Motion Events - This is the area where most users will make changes. This menu duplicates
the Events menu which is found in the Settings menu on the recorder. This is
covered in Motion, Video Loss and Camera Masking Detection which is
located in Section 4.1 Camera of the Users Manual.
PICTURE 3-47
General - This submenu and its three tabs
enable you to make changes to the
basic settings on your recorder. You
can change the date and time format,
Daylight Savings Time settings, your
time zone, how your recorder deals
with a full hard drive, and indicate
which dates are holidays so that your
recorder will use the appropriate
schedule on the proper day.
Changing the language on your
recorder remotely will cause you
to lose remote connection as it will
have to reboot for the change to take
place. You will be able to reconnect
normally after a few minutes by
logging in again.
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The three tabs operate in the same manner, allowing you to choose what action the recorder
will take in the event that motion is detected, the video signal is lost or something blocks the
camera. Each tab has a similar set of options available to the user allowing you to have the
recorder send email alerts, take snapshots, start recording on one or more cameras and etc.
Once you have made changes to the settings, click on the Save button. You may also copy
the settings made on one channel to another channel using the Copy button.
PICTURE 3-49
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Network - This series of menus allows you
to adjust your network settings in the
same way that you would using the
Network window on your system.
These settings are covered at the
beginning of this manual.
Please note that making certain
changes, such as the IP address,
ports and mode of connection can
cause you to lose remote connection
with your recorder. You will have to
log in again using the new settings. In
extreme situations, your recorder will
no longer be able to stream video to
your remote devices until the correct
settings have been restored.
Display - These two tabs contain the
settings for the on-screen display at
your recorder, allowing you to adjust
the GUI transparency, the on-screen
resolution, and in the Tour tab, the
on-screen rotation of the different
channels. While these settings are
best made at your system itself,
this will allow you to remotely make
corrections or adjustments if another
user has made undesired changes.
Remote Devices - Add Device This is an NVR-only function. Full instructions are available
in Section 4.1 Camera in the NVR User Manual and Section 2.4 Connecting
Your Camera to a Remote Network in the IP Camera Manual.
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The same actions and methods used on your recorder are used in this menu. You will be able
to add cameras that are on the same network as your DVR using the local IP search while
cameras on a different network - even those that are on the same network as the computer
you are currently using - will need to use the procedure for adding remote devices.
Channel Setting - You can adjust the video
feed from individual cameras to
compensate for the local lighting
conditions.
Icon
Meaning
Editable
PICTURE 3-52
Channel Name - This allows you to customize the camera names that appear on screen.
Default - Use this menu to restore factory defaults for your Network, Storage, Event, System
and Add Device. Please be aware that reverting to default network settings may cause
you to lose remote access to your recorder until you reconfigure your system, remote
device or remote log in.
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Description
You may edit the settings on this device by double-clicking on it
Cannot
Delete
This device is connected directly to the DVR and must be physically
unplugged to be removed from this list.
Removable
This device may be deleted from the list by checking the box next to
it and clicking on the Delete button below.
Device
Status OK
The connected device is operating normally.
Device
Error
There is an issue with the connected device that is preventing it from operating
normally.
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Advance
Config Backup -This offers you a way to back up your preferred configuration settings.
This contains all of the additional settings that govern your recorder’s internal operations
including, hard drive management, recording status, user accounts and firmware upgrades.
Upgrade-You can download firmware upgrades from our support site at www.Q-See.com/
Support to your computer. You can then upload the file to your DVR through this
window.
HDD Manage - This is where you can review the status of any hard drives installed in your
recorder. In addition to showing the amount of free space available on a drive, you can
also change it’s operation to Read Only from Read/Write. This is done if there are
critical recordings on the drive and downloading them isn’t an option at the present.
However, if your recorder only has a single hard drive, changing it to a Read Only
profile will mean that you will no longer be able to record video until you change it to
Read/Write. In the HDD Setting tab you can add selected hard drives to a group.
This option is only available on systems with multiple internal hard drives, but it allows
you to assign specific channels to record onto a selected hard drive using the HDD
Channel submenu, below.
INFO
This menu contains the System Information, Log and Online User windows found in the Info
menu.
LOGOUT
This returns you to the Login screen. You will have to enter your user name and password
again to go back to viewing the DVR.
Record Status - This window shows the current recording mode of each channel - Schedule,
Manual or Off. Additionally it shows the status of that channel’s extra stream (sent over
the Internet) as well as whether it has been set to take snapshots. The status of each
channel can be changed by selecting the appropriate radio button and then selecting
Save. Likewise, factory defaults can be restored by clicking on Default.
HDD Channel - As was mentioned above, in HDD Manage, this area allows you to assign
channels to be recorded on a group of one hard drive or more. Obviously, this feature
will only work in systems with more than one hard drive. Please check your model’s
specifications to see if it will support multiple hard drives. This feature can be used, for
example, when some cameras are recording all of the time while others will only record
in the event of motion detection or another alert. The two groups can be assigned to
record on different drives with that for the constantly-recording cameras being set to
automatically overwrite when filled while the alert-only cameras record to a second
drive making it even easier to locate video of the event.
Error Alert -The options in the six tabs located in this submenu allow you to enable alert
messages, emails, alarm uploads and the internal buzzer on the system for disk error,
missing hard drive, drive full, network disconnect, IP or MAC conflict situations.
Alert -Manage and edit user accounts. Because of the availability of a keyboard connected to
your computer, it may be easier to enter user names and passwords in this window
than on the recorder itself.
Auto Maintain -Like computers, your system benefits from occasional restarts to clear internal
files. You can schedule this activity here. Of course, when the recorder restarts, you
will be logged out of the system.
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TROUBLESHOOTING: USER ACCOUNT CONTROL FOR WINDOWS
Some users of computers using Windows Vista or Windows 7 & Windows 8 operating
systems may receive an error message informing of a codec that is missing or not installed.
This conflict can be resolved by turning off User Account Control (UAC).
STEP 5. Select Turn User Account
Control on or off
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Windows Vista
STEP 1. Open the Control Panel
(accessible by clicking on the
Windows icon in the lower left of your
screen.
STEP 6. Uncheck the box next to “Use
User Account Control (UAC) to help
protect your computer.”
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STEP 7. You will then be asked to restart
your computer for the change to take
effect.
STEP 2. Select User Accounts and
Family Safety.
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STEP 3. Select “Add or Remove User
Account.”
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Windows 7
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Devices and Printers
STEP 1. Open up the Start Menu
(accessible by clicking on the
Windows icon in the lower left of your
screen.
Sticky Notes
Default Programs
iTunes
All Programs
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uac
STEP 2. Type “uac” into the search bar
and hit ENTER. The User Account
Control will open or you will be offered
a link to click to open it.
STEP 4. Select the desired user account.
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Help and Support
Adobe Acrobat
Shut down
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STEP 3. Move slider to lowest setting
and press OK.
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3.3 PRO SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARE (PSS)
INSTALLING SMART PSS ON A MACINTOSH
In addition to using the web-based Web Service method to monitor and control your system,
Q-See also offers, the Smart PSS (Pro Surveillance Software). This free software is included
on the CD packaged along with your NVR. The file is also available for free download on
Q-See.com/support.
Smart PSS can be either installed from the included CD or downloaded from our support
site, Q-See.com/support. The download will be in the form of a .zip file which your computer
should automatically decompress. On the CD, it will be located in the following directory:
Software PSS - Viewer Program PSS for Mac. Simply drag and drop the application into
your Applications folder - or any other desired location - on your hard drive. You may wish to
create an “Alias” or shortcut on your desktop from the computers File menu or drag and drop
the program’s icon to your Toolbar for easy access to the program.
Smart PSS differs from the browser-based Web Service in that you can monitor up to 36
cameras at one time. These cameras can be connected to a QC-Series NVR or NVR, or they
can be IP cameras operating in stand-alone mode. Smart PSS is compatible with Windows
XP, Vista, 7 and 8 or Mac OSX 10.7 and later. PC users also have the option of installing
PC-NVR which enables the computer to be used as a security recorder and server.
LOG IN
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows
Macintosh
OS
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
CPU
2.4GHz or Higher
2.7GHz or Higher
Display Card
Full Direct Draw
Memory
Minimum 1GB (WinXP)
Video Display
Minimum 1024x768
Minimum 1024x768
INSTALLING SMART PSS ON A PC
To install Smart PSS from the included CD using the menu
Click on the Software button in the CD’s
menu. Next, click on the PSS button. The
installer will start and ask you to select a
language - currently English or Chinese. By
default, the installer will place the application
within the Programs folder on your computer’s
hard drive. You can change the install location
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if desired. Once installed, Smart PSS can be
launched like any other program.
Upon launch, you will be asked to log in. Enter admin for both the user name and password.
You can (and should) change this to ensure your security. Instructions for changing your
password are included later in this section. The Admin account cannot be deleted.
IMPORTANT! Please keep in mind that this manual and other documentation
are freely available for download online. Therefore it is absolutely essential that
you should change the passwords on your system and any application used to
access it in order to maintain the integrity of your system.
Once you have logged in, you will see the
Device Management page. In the future,
once you have added systems to Smart
PSS, you’ll be able to use the Home page to
manage them.
The Device Management page consists of
two tabs: Add Device and Group Manager.
The first is used to add NVRs, NVRs and IP
cameras to the Smart PSS program, while
the second tab allows you to organize them
into groups for your convenience.
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To install Smart PSS from a download or from the CD
The latest version of Smart PSS can be downloaded from our support site, Q-See.com/
support and it comes in a highly compressed “.rar” format for faster download. You will need
to download an extraction program to be able to install PSS. One extraction program can be
downloaded for free at at http://rarlabs.com/download.htm
You can also access the Smart PSS installer directly from the CD’s menu. It is located in the
following directory: Software PSS - Viewer Program PSS for Windows
The installer will start and ask you to select a
language - currently English or Chinese. By
default, the installer will place the application
within the Programs folder on your computer’s
hard drive. You can change the install location
if desired. Once installed, Smart PSS can be
launched like any other program.
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You can switch between the two pages as
desired. The Device Management page
can be closed, and its icon removed from the
top of the Smart PSS program window by
clicking the ‘X’ in the upper right of the icon.
It can be re-opened by clicing on the Device
Management icon in the Home page.
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ADDING A SYSTEM TO PSS
As was written earlier, when opening Smart PSS for the first time, the Device Management
page will be opened to the Add Device tab as well.
For systems that are not connected to the same network as the computer you are running
Smart PSS on, you must use the Manual Add button.
You’ll need to manually add the information
needed for the program to connect to the
item.
Title - Name the device to make it easy to
identify from the other systems you
may be controlling.
Group Name - Enter the name of an
established group. Or, if you’ve not
created one yet, enter the group
name and make sure that the Create
Group box at the bottom of the
window has been checked.
Type - Select whether the device is a NVR,
NVR or IP Camera (IPC).
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If you are adding systems that are located on the same network as the computer, click on
Auto Add. Smart PSS will then search the network for any NVRs, NVRs or IP cameras that
are connected. Those that are found will be added to the list of systems that are available to
be added to Smart PSS. Select which systems to add using the check box to the left of that
device’s name.
IP/Domain Name - This should be the
public (Internet) address that you
obtained when setting up your NVR
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(see Confirming That Ports are
Opened in Section 1.2 of this manual). It may also be the Dynamic Domain Name
Service (DDNS) address you created in Section 1.6.
Regardless of which you choose, you will not be able to connect to the NVR using
its local network address because your computer and system are not on the same
network.
Port - The default for your device will be 37777, but if you’ve changed it during setup, then
you will need to enter the correct number in this field.
User Name & Password - Enter the User Name and Password that you use to log into your
system.
Get Info - Click on this to have Smart PSS query the device. Device Model and Serial
Number are read-only, but they and the other fields will be auto-filled.
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Once you’ve selected the desired systems, click on Add to allow Smart PSS to manage it. If
you do not see a specific system, click Refresh to search the network again.
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Once you have finished adding systems to your Smart PSS program, you’ll return to the Add
Device tab and will see your devices listed.
HOME PAGE
All of Smart PSS’ functions are accessed through its main window which is referred to as the
Home Page. The functions are divided into three areas; Basic, Extension and Setting.
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Clicking on one will reveal three tools under the Operations heading at the far right.
Modify
Opens Manual Device
Addition window
Device Configuration
Opens Device
Configuration window
Delete
Remove device
You can also remove a device from Smart PSS by checking the box to the left of the device’s
name and clicking on Delete at the bottom of the window.
Clicking on the Next button on the bottom right of the window will take you to the Group
Manager tab. You can also switch between the two tabs simply by clicking on them.
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The first area, Basic, is where you’ll find the live viewing, search and playback, and alarm
events functions which are the most commonly used. Extensions contains features and
operations not found on your system and Setting allows you to make changes to your NVR
or NVR as if you were at the machine. Clicking any one of the icons will open up a new
window within Smart PSS. You will be able to move between windows by clicking on its icon
at the top of the window. Hovering the mouse over the icon will reveal an X which can be
clicked upon to close that window. Only the Home Page window cannot be exited in that
manner.
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Creating a Group
When you add an NVR or NVR, it will most likely be its own group. However, you can create a
new group using selected cameras from multiple systems up to 36 cameras.
1. Click on the New Group button on the left of the window and name your new group.
2. Choose a NVR, NVR or IP Camera from the Device List on the right. When selected,
all of that device’s channels will display in the middle.
3. Select the cameras that you wish to add to your new group and then click on the <<
button. They will appear in the group’s list of cameras.
4. To add cameras from another device to this group, repeat steps 1-3.
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PREVIEW
Viewing live video from your connected devices takes place in the Preview window.
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Cameras can be dragged from the Device List on the right of the window into a channel
space where the camera’s video will appear. If a camera is dragged onto a space where
another camera already is, the new video feed will replace the old one. You can close the
camera view by clicking on the X in the information bar that appears at the top of the video
image when you place the mouse cursor in that area.
Shortcut Menu
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3
4
5
6
7
Close Video/Close All Video - Ends the
display of the live feed from the camera(s).
Does not close Smart PSS.
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9
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1
Icon Tab
Switch between windows by clicking on icons in this area.
2
Viewing Area
Shows video feed from camera
3
Active Screen
Green outline indicates which channel is active for control
4
Device List/
PTZ Tabs
Shows available groups and cameras
PTZ Camera Controls
5
Information Bar
Appears when mouse hovers over camera view. Contains
information about bit stream, and includes shortcut controls:
Turn audio on or off
Turn microphone on or off
Begin/end local record (saves to computer’s hard drive)
Take snapshot (saved to computer’s hard drive)
Closes channel
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Tasks
Allows quick access to saved tasks, such as tours, channel
combinations, etc.
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Multi-Screen
Mode
Slider adjusts between single-screen view and 36-screen view with
10 configurations possible.
8
Screen Aspect
Ratio/Full Screen
Change the aspect ratio (height vs. width) of the on-screen view.
Shortcut Menu
Gives access to additional controls and functions.
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Right-clicking on any camera’s screen view
will open up the Shortcut Menu. This is
a different menu than that which appears
on screen in the NVR. This menu includes
the same controls that are available in the
Information Bar that appears above the
screen view along with addition of expanded
options and functions.
Click to bring window to full screen. Pressing ESC will return to
normal window view.
Start Record/Snapshot/Triple Snapshot
- Records video or still images directly to
the computer’s hard drive. The save paths
for these files can be set in Files are of the
General setting window which is located in
the bottom portion of the Home Page. Triple
Snapshot will, as the name suggests, save a
sequence of three images to your hard drive.
When Snapshot is selected - either through
the Shortcut Menu or the Information Bar
- a new window will open to allow you add
notes and classify the image before saving it.
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StreamType, Quality/Fluency - These
settings allow you to adjust the video stream
to compensate for network and/or bandwidth
issues. Your system records both a Main
Stream - which is saved to the device’s
internal drive and an Extra Stream which
is lower quality, and therefore smaller to
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better be sent out over a network. If you
are connecting through the same network as your security system, you should be able to use
the Main stream for the best quality. Likewise, if both your device and the computer are both
connected to networks with good Internet connections, the Main stream should also provide
best quality. However, if you regularly see breaks in on-screen movement, then switching
streams may improve the quality of the on-screen video. Also be aware that viewing multiple
screens at the same time can also affect the smoothness of the video they “overflow” the
available bandwidth of your connection. With Quality/Fluency, you can choose whether you
prefer higher quality images or whether smooth-flowing video is more important. None of the
changes made here will affect the quality of the video recorded onto your device’s hard drive.
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Adjust - This will open a new window with four sliders which allow you to adjust the
Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation and Hue of that channel’s video. These settings will not
affect the recorded video.
Audio/Talk - If you have audio-equipped cameras, or a microphone co-located with a
camera, you can listen to the audio from that equipment. Similarly, if you have a microphone
connected to your computer and a speaker located near to the camera’s location, you can
use that to communicate. The system is not “duplex” like a telephone where you can talk and
hear at the same time, but rather it is like a CB radio or walky-talky where you will need to turn
off your microphone to hear any response. Depending upon network speeds, there may be a
lag, or delay between the time you say something and the person on the other end will here it.
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Save as Video Task - You can save a camera as a “Video Task” that will create a shortcut
to that camera which can be accessed through the Tasks pulldown at the lower left of the
Preview window (Item 6 in Picture 3-72).
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4
Full Screen - This will bring the camera viewing windows to full screen by hiding the control
areas on the top, right and bottom. If you are viewing in a four-camera split screen, for
example, the four screens will occupy the available space on the computer monitor. Press
Esc on the keyboard or right-click with the mouse to return to normal viewing mode.
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VIDEO SEARCH AND PLAYBACK
Using Smart PSS to search for video recorded on your NVR functions in the same manner as
the search and playback function on the NVR itself.
STEP 1. Select the camera(s) you want
to search. The Calendar below the
camera list will highlight those dates
with recorded video in green. The
current date will be highlighted in
blue. Depending on network speeds,
it may take a few moments for the
Calendar to update.
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Device List
2
Snapshot/
Record Bar
Choose which camera(s) you wish to search
Lists recorded files. Files can be downloaded to your computer
Take snapshot (saved to computer’s hard drive)
Closes channel
3
Calendar
Shows which days have video records
4
Download
Manager
Opens list of videos saved to computer’s hard drive
STEP 2. Select the date to review and
press Search. The timeline at the
bottom of the window will show
colored blocks representing video
that has been recorded.
5
Playback
Controls
Controls playback function in selected screen.
6
Volume Control
Requires an microphone to be connected to that channel
STEP 3. Click on a colored block to
begin playback. The playback
controls operate in the normal
manner. The slider is used to speed
up or slow down the playback rate.
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Multi-Screen
Mode
Slider adjusts between single-screen view and 36-screen view with
10 configurations possible.
8
Screen Aspect
Ratio/Full Screen
Change the aspect ratio (height vs. width) of the on-screen view.
Timeline
Shows videos recorded on that date.
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As with Preview mode, the screen with the
green frame is considered the “active” screen
for purposes of using the controls.
Starts playback of other channels with video recorded at the
same time.
Click to bring window to full screen. Pressing ESC will return to
normal window view.
Arrows to right of camera name filter results based on method of
recording.
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Magnifying slider adjusts scale of timeline for precise selection of
video
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ALARMS
Alarm Manager
This section will cover all of the areas of Smart PSS that deal with alarms as they are
interrelated. These alarms are in addition to those already set up in your system. You can
determine which of those pre-configured alerts will generate a notification in Smart PSS and
you can also create notifications and actions that will occur within the program itself. In this
manner, Smart PSS acts as a back up, or second layer of defense for your recorder and
property. If an intruder is able to get to your NVR, and the program is properly configured, you
will still retain evidence and be alerted - even if the phone cable at your system’s location is cut.
This window contains the logs of alarm events that have occurred. They can be filtered by level
of severity if you included that when creating your alarm scheme. If events are happening at a
rapid pace, check the Stop Refresh box to “freeze” the list.
Alarm Setup
To begin, you will need to create the Alarm
Scheme using the Alarm Setting window.
Once the window has been opened, you will
need to create a name for this event, set the
time of day that it will be active and the nature
of the event. You can also have the computer
play an audible alert and, if the E-map
(described later) is configured, the camera’s
location will appear on screen. Click Loop
play to have the alarm play until silenced.
Setting the level is optional. You may decide,
for instance, that a motion detection event
in a certain area is less important (Level 5)
than a similar event in another (Level 1). This
will make it easier to filter alarm events when
searching for a specific event.
Clicking Display Overlay Window will leave
a small panel open on screen that will show
the number of alarms, CPU usage and a
volume control. It will appear above any other
applications you have running.
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Use the Search tab to locate alarm events in the same manner as searching for video.
Alarm Link
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This is a standalone window which, when activated by selecting it from the Home Page, will
pop up when an alarm is detected to show the linked video(s). It will run in the background
behind any other apps until an event occurs at which time it’ll pop up to appear on screen.
This allows you to have an instant video notification on your computer without having to run
the full Preview window at all times.
Alarm I/O
This allows you to group alarms together in the same manner as you can create groups of
cameras using Device Manager. When alarms in a group are activated, they can be used to
activate a siren, or other device connected to the system’s Alarm Out port.
After you have created an event, move to
the next tab, Alarm Source, to select the
trigger for the event. Select the trigger(s) from
the list on the left of the window and click
on the >> button to add it to the right panel.
You can limit the type of alarm to just Motion
Detection, Camera Masking or Video Loss, or
you can have all three serve as triggers.
Lastly, in the LInk Video tab, select your
alarm from the Alarm Source list on the left
of the window and then choose which video
source(s) you will be using. Make sure that
your source is highlighted in blue or you will
get an alert asking you to select an alarm
source. Click OK to save your alarm. When
you return to the Alarm list, click on Close to
change it to Open in order to make it active.
If you have alarms attached to your system,
repeat these steps, using the Alarm Input
tab in the Alarm Source window for the
trigger.
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GENERAL
While most of the controls in Smart PSS are for operating your system remotely, the General
Setting window is for controlling the program itself. There are two tabs in the General
settings window - General and File. The first tab, General, lets you perform some basic
housekeeping.
Network - Adjust this slider to reflect your network speed. It ranges from “WAN” to “1000M”
Log Save - This lets you set how long the activity logs are saved. Choose from 1 to 6 months.
Auto Login - When checked, Smart PSS will automatically log into your system when the
program is launched.
Audio/Video
This window contains three tabs which allow you to control the settings for the video streams,
snapshot quality and quantity along with privacy masks and on-screen display.
Audio Video Stream - This tab allows you to make settings to optimize the video stream from
each camera. This is the same as found in the Camera Settings window of your system. You
can adjust the quality, frame rate, coding and other aspects of both the Main Stream, which
is recorded onto the DVR as well as the Substream, which is used by mobile devices and
computers over the network or Internet.
Auto Login Windows - If this is enabled and the computer restarts while Smart PSS is
running, then the computer will automatically log you back into Windows.
Pic Stream - You can set the quality and number of images taken when a snapshot is taken.
You can apply different settings depending on whether the image is captured manually, as a
result of motion detection or when triggered by an alarm.
Auto Time Sync - If needed, you can instruct Smart PSS to sync to the computer’s internal
clock at a set time.
Video Cover - This tab lets you mask up to four areas of the video as well as toggling the
display of the camera name, the date and the time.
The File tab is where you set where recordings and snapshots will be saved on your
computer’s hard drive.
To mask an area, select a camera and its
video will appear in the center left. Select
whether you want the privacy mask to apply
to just remote viewing, or on the NVR itself
and then click on the Edit (pencil) button to
the right to draw the privacy mask.
DEVICE SETUP
This window handles the functions found in the Alarm and Recording menus on your
system. Clicking on any of the five icons under the Device List on the left of the window will
open up the appropriate settings options.
When managing multiple systems, it may
be easier to add an identifying name to a
particular channel to specify where a camera
is located. These overlays are separate from
those on the recorder itself. Click the Edit
button to position the overlay where desired.
The Date/Time overlay works in the same
manner.
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Recording Settings
This window replicates the Schedule window on the NVR.
Recording Plan - This tab shows the current schedule for each camera. Click on Set and a
new window will open to allow you to set the recording mode and schedule.
Recording Control - Use this tab to adjust the pre-recording time (0 to 5 seconds) for this
camera when an event occurs.
Video Check
This window is identical to the Events menu on the recorder. You can set how the system
responds to Video Loss, Camera Masking and Motion Detection, including activating other
cameras, sending out alarm notices and etc.
Pic Property
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When you have made changes, click the OK button at the bottom right of the window to save
your new settings. You can also apply these settings to another camera by clicking on the Use
To... button and selecting the other camera.
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These settings allow you to adjust the on-screen appearance of the video to compensate for
the lighting conditions where the camera is located. If the light changes during the day, you
can set two different lighting profiles.
PTZ Control
Make changes to the PTZ camera communication protocol, bit rate, and etc. if needed.
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Account
Just as you can authorize others to use your system, you can also create user accounts for
others to use Smart PSS to observe and control any connected recorders. The process is
the same as on your NVR or NVR. And, you can grant users specific permissions or limit their
ability to make changes as needed.
STEP 1. Open the Account window and
select Add from the upper left.
STEP 2. The Add User window will
open. Enter the new user’s name and
password. You will also need to set
whether this user is a Manager or
Operator. Additionally, you may add
notes regarding this user.
can also add and manage users with access to that recorder. If you are connected to a DVR,
you may also add remote IP cameras to your system using the Remote Setting sub-menu.
Note that QC systems do not make use of the Serial Interface. The Auto Maintenance option
is to allow the NVR or NVR to reset on a schedule for optimal performance.
System Info - Use the Log Information submenu to search and download activity logs from
your system.
TOUR
Just as with your recorder, you can have Smart PSS cycle through your cameras. In this case,
those cameras can be connected to many different systems.
STEP 3. Select which rights this user
is allowed from the User Authority
menu. You can also limit which
cameras and devices this user has
access to using the Device List on the
right of the window.
STEP 4. Click Add to save the new
account.
Select Add More to add additional users
without closing the window.
You can edit or remove a user account by
clicking on that user’s name in the Account
window and clicking on the Edit or Delete
button respectively.
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Device Parameter Configuration
This button is located in the lower left of the
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Device Setup menu and opens up the Device Configuration window. This window contains
menus granting access to more of your system’s functions . Detailed information on these
funtions is contained in respective parts of the User Manual. Included menus are: Network,
Event Manager, Storage Manager, System Configuration and System Info. Again, these
menus replicate those found on your recorder.
Network - The settings for your system’s connection to the network are located here.
Care should be given when altering these settings as changing them could result in loss of
connection to your recorder.
Event Manager - This contains the remaining settings that were not included in Video
Check, above. You can set responses for both the recorder itself and any other networked
systems. You are also able to configure the alarm responses for network conflicts, hard drive
failure or full disk among others.
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STEP 1. Determine how many screens will be displayed at once and set the Windows
Number to the desired amount (up to 36).
STEP 2. Name your task and add a description if needed.
STEP 3. Drag cameras from the Device List on the right to the desired tab. A camera
can be placed in more than one tab. You can double-click on the Stay Time and
Stream Type to set the amount of time this channel will stay on screen and which
data stream will be used, respectively. Us the Up and Down buttons to organize the
order in which each channel will appear in a window.
STEP 4. Click OK to save your settings.
Storage Manager - This shows the status of your recorder’s hard drive(s).
System Config - Many of these are found in your Settings menu on your system, including
the general settings, such as the system language, date format, daylight savings time, etc. You
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E-MAP
TV WALL
When systems and cameras are connected from multiple locations, it can sometimes be
difficult to keep track of where an event is occuring. Using the E-Map feature, you can import
a graphic map in .BMP, .JPG or .PNG format and place icons representing your cameras in
the appropriate location. Depending on where your cameras are located, the map can be the
floorplan of your building, or of a much larger area.
If you have a multi-screen video, or other large format display connected to your computer,
you can export your camera views instead of being contrained to a single computer monitor.
The operation of your video wall will follow
the same process used to set up your
Preview screen. You can splice the video
from two or more adjacent screens by
selecting them (hold Ctrl while clicking on the
screen(s)) You will need to “bind” your display
to a format by first using TV Wall setup. If
you do not see your video device shown
on the left part of the screen while in the
Screen Input Binding window, check your
connections and video drivers.
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You can create multiple combinations of
screens. Each will be saved as a Task,
much as with the Preview window. You can
switch through Tasks from within the TV Wall
extension.
PC-NVR
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This is an optional program that lets you use a computer as a Network Video Recorder and
server. This will allow you to take advantage of some broadband connections. You will need to
have installed the PC-NVR software on the computer that will be used for this purpose. Click
Add to get started. You will be entering the Name, IP address and network port information for
the computer that will be used, along with the user name and password needed to log into the
computer.
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When you first select the E-Map icon, you will be asked to add a map. Once you have
imported the file, it will appear in the window. Select Edit and then drag a camera from the
device list on the right to its location on the map. While in Edit mode, you may modify or add
to the map using the options in the Tool pulldown to the right.
If you selected Flash in E-Map option when
creating your Alarm Scheme, the icon for a
camera that is triggered will flash red to alert
you. You can double click on either icon, or
the camera’s name in the device list to see
its video.
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Once you have added your computer, you
can add cameras by dragging and dropping
them into the available screens. Set up a
recording schedule for each channel using
the Record Plan button. Click the Copy
button to apply your schedule to another
channel.
You may adjust the file packet size, network
settings, user access and manage the hard
drives through the Setup tab.
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NOTE! It is best to use
a separate hard drive or
partition as the storage drive
for PC-NVR as it will use all
available space which may impact your
computer’s performance.
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MOBILE SURVEILLANCE
CHAPTER 4
In addition to remotely monitoring your DVR over the Internet or a local network, you can
view live feeds and recorded events on your iPhone, iPad, Android mobile device, Symbian,
Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone using free software.
NOTE! As of this writing, the Symbian operating system was no longer being
supported by its manufacturer. The apps for Symbian, the older BlackBerry
operating system and Windows Mobile are provided by a third party and
instructions for their use are provided as a courtesy at www.Q-See.com/support
STEP 1. To launch QC View, simply tap
on its icon in your app menu.
STEP 2. Upon launch, the program will
display its main menu. To view your
NVR, you will need to add it using the
Device Manager option.
Before you can access your DVR via a smartphone, you must have completed Port
Forwarding for ports 85 and 37777 as discussed in Section 1.2 Opening Ports.
4.1 IPHONE AND IPAD
In order to monitor your system using your iPhone or iPad, you will need to install either the
Q-See QC View app for smartphones or Q-See QC View HD app if you’re using a tablet.
These are available for free through the Apple AppStore by searching for “Q-See.” Install either
one as you would any other AppStore application.
Both versions have identical functionality. The HD version for the iPad differs in that you can
view 16 cameras simultaneously and the viewing resolution is greater to take advantage of the
tablet’s higher resolution screen.
Q-See QC View
For smartphones:
Utilities
Released Apr 28, 2012
INSTALL
Q-See QC View HD
For tablets:
Utilities
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STEP 3. A connection to our
Demonstration system is already preloaded on the application. You can
remove this from your list at any time,
but it offers an easy option to get
the feel of how to control your NVR
before you begin.
STEP 4. Click on Add to begin the
process of configuring QC View to
access your DVR.
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INSTALL
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OPERATION
STEP 5. You will need to enter certain
details in order to access your DVR.
You will most likely want to set up two
methods to connect to your system
- one for when you’re on the same
network (ie; within the same building
as the DVR and able to connect
wirelessly to your network) as well as
one for times when you’re away and
will be accessing using the Internet IP
address.
Once you have selected the device you wish to monitor, you are able to perform most
operations on your mobile device that you can on the DVR itself or using either of the
computer-based remote monitoring options. The major exception are that you cannot
reconfigure your DVR using QC View and you can only record still images from your cameras
onto your mobile device, but not videos.
The Main menu gives you access to all of the functions of QC View. Touching the device’s
Return button - whether on screen, or on a keypad - while in one window will return you back
to this menu.
NVR Title/Name: This should be
a descriptive name, such as “DVR
Local” or “DVR Internet” to help you
utilize the proper connection method.
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Server Address: Enter the LAN or Internet IP address as appropriate. If you set
up a domain name with MyQ-see.com, then you can enter that name for Internet
connections.
Port: 37777.
User Name: admin (by default or use whatever user ID that you set in the DVR)
Password: admin (by default or whatever password you set in the DVR)
Initially, you will need to turn on each
channel’s display individually from the
Device List. You can bring up the device
list by tapping on its icon on the righ of the
screen, or by double-tapping in an empty
video display. Additionally, you can create a
group of cameras using the Favorites option.
Rearrange the layout by dragging a camera
view to the desired area of the screen.
Double-tapping on a channel will bring it to
single-screen view. Double-tapping again, will
return to the multi-channel display.
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The camera feed with the green surround is the “active” channel and any actions performed
using the buttons on the left of the screen will affect that channel.
Real-time Monitor: This window is where you will view the feeds from your cameras.
Channel amount: This can be the maximum number of channels that your DVR has,
but if your network connection is slow, you can reduce the number.
Audio (requires audioenabled camera)
Snapshot (saves to
Local Files)
Favorites (groups of
channels)
Close Channel
Device list
PTZ Controls
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Playback: You can access video files
recorded on your DVR.
Event List: When you set up Push Config (below) to notify you of events such as motion
detection, camera masking (video blind) or a local alarm triggered at the NVR itself, QC View
will keep a log of these events which can be reviewed in this list.
Click on a channel to open the Device
Manager to select which camera’s record to
view.
Channel Config: You are able to adjust
the configuration of each video channel to
optimize the performance on your iPad or
iPhone. These settings will not change those
set on your NVR, but instead allow you to
compensate for being in areas where with
poor connectivity, for example.
You will then need to select the date and the
start and end times to search for the video
(Picture 4-8).
The playback controls are self-explanatory.
You can view multiple cameras
simultaneously. Capture a still image using
the Snapshot icon at the bottom of the
screen. Images captured will be saved in your
Photos folder.
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Push Config: This window provides you
a check list allowing you to indicate which
cameras will alert you based on motion
detection, camera masking, or a local alarm
triggered at the NVR itself. When Push is
activated, you will receive alerts on your
mobile device even when you’re not currently
in the program. You can click on an alert and
it will take you directly to video playback of
the incident that triggered the alert.
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Favorites: You may configure one or more groups of channels that you to view together using
this button. These favorites can then be selected from the Device Manager list.
Local Config: PTZ camera configuration. Select a PTZ camera connected to your NVR
for control from your mobile device. The slider sets the rotational speed. You can use the
directional controls, or finger dragging on that camera’s video feed, to point the camera. Zoom
in or out using the controls or with your fingers.
4.2 ANDROID
In order to monitor your system using your Android smartphone or tablet, you will need to
install either the Q-See QC View app for smartphones or Q-See QC View HD app if you’re
using a tablet. These are available for free through the Android market by searching for
“Q-See.” Install either one as you would any other Android application.
Both versions have identical functionality. The HD version for the Android tablet differs in
that you can view 16 cameras simultaneously and the viewing resolution is greater to take
advantage of the tablet’s higher resolution screen.
Help: Opens the internal help documentation.
Q-See QC View
For smartphones:
DPSI
Free
Q-See QC View HD
For tablets:
DPSI
Free
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STEP 1. To launch QC View, simply tap on its icon in your app menu.
STEP 2. Upon launch, the program will
display its main menu. To view your
DVR, you will need to add it using the
Device Manager option.
NOTE! If you like this application, please leave positive feedback in the App
Store.
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STEP 3. Click on Add to begin the
process of configuring QC View to
access your DVR.
OPERATION
Once you have selected the device you wish to monitor, you are able to perform most
operations on your mobile device that you can on the DVR itself or using either of the
computer-based remote monitoring options. The major exception are that you cannot
reconfigure your DVR using QC View and you can only record still images from your cameras
onto your mobile device, but not videos.
The Main menu gives you access to all of the functions of QC View. Touching the device’s
Return button - whether on screen, or on a keypad - while in one window will return you back
to this menu.
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STEP 4. You will need to enter certain
details in order to access your DVR.
You will most likely want to set up two
methods to connect to your system
- one for when you’re on the same
network (ie; within the same building
as the NVR and able to connect
wirelessly to your network) as well as
one for times when you’re away and
will be accessing using the Internet IP
address.
Initially, you will need to turn on each channel’s display individually from the Device List. You
can bring up the device list by tapping on its icon on the righ of the screen, or by doubletapping in an empty video display. Additionally, you can create a group of cameras using the
Favorites option. Rearrange the layout by dragging a camera view to the desired area of the
screen. Double-tapping on a channel will bring it to single-screen view. Double-tapping again,
will return to the multi-channel display.
The camera feed with the green surround is the “active” channel and any actions performed
using the buttons on the left of the screen will affect that channel.
Real-time Monitor: This window is where you will view the feeds from your cameras.
Snapshot (saves to
Local Files)
Device list
Favorites (groups of
channels)
DVR Title: This should be a
descriptive name, such as “DVR
Local” or “NVR Internet” to help you
utilize the proper connection method.
Server: Enter the LAN or Internet IP
address as appropriate. If you set up
a domain name with MyQ-see.com,
then you can enter that name for
Internet connections.
Close Channel
Audio (requires audioenabled camera)
PTZ Controls
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Port: 37777.
User ID: admin (by default or use whatever user ID that you set in the DVR)
Password: admin (by default or whatever password you set in the DVR)
Max Channel: This can be the maximum number of channels that your DVR has.
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Play Back: You can access video files
recorded on your DVR.
Click on a channel to open the Device
Manager to select which camera’s record to
view. You will then need to select the date
and the start and end times to search for the
video.
The playback controls are self-explanatory.
You can view multiple cameras
simultaneously. Capture a still image using
the Snapshot icon at the bottom of the
screen.
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Favorites: You may configure one or more groups of channels that you to view together using
this button. It also allows you to select the desired group.
Local Files: Snapshots captured from the Real-time Monitor or from Playback are stored
here.
Config: PTZ camera configuration. Select a PTZ camera connected to your DVR for control
from your mobile device. The slider sets the rotational speed. You can use the directional
controls, or finger dragging on that camera’s video feed, to point the camera. Zoom in or out
using the controls or with your fingers.
Help: Opens the internal help documentation.
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