Video Management Software User Manual

Video Management Software User Manual
Video Management Software
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Manual Version: V1.14
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1 Introduction ·····································································································································1
2 Installation, Upgrade, and Uninstall ································································································1
System Requirements ································································································································1
Installation ·················································································································································3
Upgrade ·····················································································································································3
Uninstall ·····················································································································································3
3 Starting Components ·······················································································································4
Video Management Software ····················································································································4
Video Storage Software ·····························································································································5
Media Switch Software ······························································································································5
4 Live View ··········································································································································6
Encoding Device Management ··················································································································6
Add an Encoding Device ·····················································································································6
Modify an Encoding Device ················································································································7
Delete an Encoding Device ·················································································································8
Remotely Perform Operations on an Encoding Device ······································································8
Check Device Operation Status ··········································································································8
Group Management···································································································································9
Add a Group ·······································································································································9
Delete a Group ···································································································································9
Import Cameras ································································································································10
Play Live Videos········································································································································11
Play Live Video in a Window ············································································································11
Live View Toolbar ·····························································································································11
Shortcut Menu of Live View ·············································································································13
Play Live Videos by View ··················································································································13
PTZ Control···············································································································································15
Sequence Display ·····································································································································17
Enable Sequence Display by Camera Group ····················································································17
Enable Sequence Display by Default View ·······················································································18
Enable Sequence Display by Custom View·······················································································19
5 Recording and Playback ·················································································································19
Storage Device Management···················································································································19
Add a Storage Device ·······················································································································19
Modify a Storage Device ··················································································································20
Delete a Storage Device ···················································································································20
Configure a Storage Device ··············································································································20
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Restart the Storage Service ··············································································································22
Recording Configuration ··························································································································22
Configure Recording Schedule ·········································································································22
Manually Record Videos···················································································································24
Alarm-Triggered Video Recording ····································································································25
Playback ···················································································································································25
Play Back Remote Recordings ··········································································································25
Play Back Local Recordings ···············································································································28
View Local Snapshots ·······················································································································28
Download ·················································································································································29
Smart Search ············································································································································30
6 Stream Media Server ·····················································································································32
Stream Media Server Management·········································································································32
Add a Stream Media Server ·············································································································32
Modify a Stream Media Server ········································································································32
Delete a Stream Media Server ·········································································································33
Configure a Stream Media Server ············································································································33
7 Decoding and Displaying Videos on the Video Wall ······································································34
Decoding Device Management ················································································································34
Add a Decoding Device·····················································································································34
Modify a Decoding Device················································································································35
Delete a Decoding Device ················································································································35
Remotely Configure a Decoding Device ···························································································35
Video Wall Management ·························································································································35
Add a Video Wall ······························································································································35
Configure a Video Wall ·····················································································································36
Video Wall Operations ·····························································································································37
Display Live Video on Video Wall ·····································································································37
Split Screen for a Decoding Output Channel ····················································································37
Sequence Display on a Video Wall ···································································································38
Play Back Recordings on Video Wall ································································································39
Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall ·······················································································40
8 People Counting ·····························································································································41
9 E-map ·············································································································································41
E-map Management ································································································································41
Add an E-map ···································································································································41
Modify an E-map ······························································································································42
Delete an E-map ·······························································································································42
Add a Hot Spot ·································································································································43
Modify a Hot Spot ····························································································································43
Delete a Hot Spot ·····························································································································43
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Add a Hot Region······························································································································44
Modify a Hot Region·························································································································44
Delete a Hot Region ·························································································································44
E-map Operations ····································································································································45
View a Hot Spot ································································································································45
View a Hot Region ····························································································································45
View Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms ···································································································45
Clear Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms ···································································································46
10 Voice Communication ··················································································································46
Video Associated Audio ···························································································································47
Two-Way Audio········································································································································47
Voice Broadcast ·······································································································································47
11 Alarm Management ·····················································································································48
Configure Alarm-Triggered Action ···········································································································48
Alarm Records ··········································································································································50
Acknowledge Live Alarms·················································································································50
Query History Alarms ·······················································································································51
Acknowledge History Alarms ···········································································································52
Export Alarm Records ·······················································································································52
12 Operation Logs ·····························································································································52
Query Operation Logs ······························································································································52
Export Operation Logs ·····························································································································52
13 Other Functions····························································································································52
Auxiliary-Monitor Preview ·······················································································································52
Multi-Window Display ·····························································································································53
Cloud Device Management······················································································································53
Log in to the cloud ····························································································································53
Configure a cloud device ··················································································································54
14 Other Configurations ···················································································································55
System Configuration·······························································································································55
User Management ···································································································································58
Add a User ········································································································································58
Modify User Account Information ···································································································59
Delete a User Account ······················································································································59
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1
Introduction
The Video Management Software is a device management software suite for small video surveillance
solutions. It is easy to deploy and operate and suitable for scenarios with relatively small number of
video channels, such as super markets, park areas, and residential communities.
The Video Management Software implements various video surveillance services, such as live view,
playback, camera management, recording storage management, alarms, sequence display, video wall
and e-map. The Video Management Software also integrates various storage functions, such as NVR
storage, DVR storage, and the Video Storage Software. It is applicable for medium- and small-sized
video surveillance applications.
Figure 1-1 Typical Application
Video Management Software
Monitor
Monitor1
IPC1
…….
Switch
DC
Monitor8
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IPC
IPC8
Installation, Upgrade, and Uninstall
System Requirements
The Video Management Software components shall be installed on PCs that meet the performance
requirements. They can be installed on a single PC or on separated PCs.
System requirements for Video Management Software
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Item
Requirements
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).
CPU
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher.
Memory
1 GB or higher.
Network card
Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.
Display
definition
1280*720 or higher.
System requirements for Video Storage Software
Item
Requirements
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).
CPU
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher.
Memory
1 GB or higher.
1 TB or higher.
HDD
Note:
The capacity of hard disk depends on the volume of data to be stored. You can
figure out the capacity by the formula provided in the note below.
Network card
Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.
System requirements for Media Switch Software
Item
Requirements
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).
CPU
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher.
Memory
1 GB or higher.
Network card
Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.
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NOTE!
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Playing video from multiple channels simultaneously or playing video at higher resolution requires
higher hardware configuration.
The software operates on a 32-bit operating system, or on a 64-bit operating system that can host
32-bit software programs.
The recommended hard disk space for Video Storage Software should be able to store 1080P (6
Mbps bit rate) video for one week. To store more channels of videos with longer time, use hard
disks with larger capacities. To figure out the hard disk space required, please use the formula:
capacity (GB) ≈ stream (Mbps) x 60 x 60 x 24 x days x channel numbers/8/1024. For example, the
capacity required for a 6 Mbps video to be stored for seven days is about 443 GB and that for 25
channels of CIF (1 Mbps stream) is about 1.8 TB.
Installation
To install the Video Management Software:
1.
Double-click the setup file. Follow the instructions to proceed.
2.
All components will be installed by default. To customize the installation, click
to choose
whether to install the component.
3.
The Video Management Software is installed on the system disk by default, for example,
C:\Program Files\Video Management Software. After the installation is completed, the
and
icons are displayed on desktop.
Upgrade
To upgrade the Video Management Software, please use the installation package of the new version
to reinstall. For detailed steps, see Installation.
Uninstall
You can uninstall the Video Management Software by the uninstall shortcut or using the uninstall
option of the installer.
Quickly Uninstall
1.
Select Start > All Programs and go to the program folder.
2.
Click Uninstall.
3.
Click Yes to uninstall the software.
Uninstall Using the Setup File
1.
Double-click the setup file. The installation wizard appears. Click Next.
2.
Select Remove and click Next to uninstall.
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Starting Components
Video Management Software
As a centralized management platform for video surveillance devices, the Video Management
Software allows you to configure parameters, maintain the system, and query video recordings and
perform other basic surveillance service operations.
1.
Double-click
and enter the login interface.
2.
Use the default username admin and password 123456 for your first login.
CAUTION!
Upgrading or reinstalling the software will not change the previous password (admin, 123456 or any
other custom password) for the admin user.
After successful login, the control panel appears. The following table describes the icons on the
panel.
Icon
Description
System Menu
Lock
Switch User
User Manual
Latest Alarms
Historical Info
Task Management
Current User
NOTE!
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Before performing operations on the interface, make sure that you have related operation
permissions. For details, see User Management.
It is recommended that you change your password after your first login. For details, see Modify User
Account Information.
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Video Storage Software
As a storage server, the Video Storage Software receives and stores data from the edge devices and
provides VOD (video on demand) services.
1.
After the installation is completed, double-click
to run the software. The
icon that
appears in the lower right corner of the task bar indicates the software is running.
2.
Right-click
in the task bar and choose Auto Run.
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If you select Auto Run, the PC will automatically run the software upon startup.
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If you select Auto Login to Windows and then enter the username and password for the
Windows, you will automatically log in to the Windows after the PC is started.
Media Switch Software
As a stream media server, the Media Switch Software forwards live preview data on a camera if video
streams on the camera reach the limit or the network bandwidth is insufficient.
1.
After the installation is completed, click
on the start menu to enter the software interface.
NOTE!
After the software is started, the media switch service is started by default. Click Stop to stop the
service if required.
2.
In the dialog box that appears, click Config.
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3.
To run the service automatically upon PC startup, select Auto Run. To automatically log in to
Windows, select Auto Login to Windows, enter the username and password.
4.
Click OK to complete the configuration.
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Live View
You need to add an encoding device before using the Video Management Software to view live video
on the encoding device.
Encoding Device Management
Add an Encoding Device
CAUTION!
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It is recommended that you add an IP camera only in one Video Management Software to ensure
proper management.
You can add an IP camera to the Video Management Software directly or by adding its connected
NVR. The setting parameters displayed for IP cameras may vary, depending on the way of adding.
For the actual parameters, see the display on your device. The following uses the way of direct
adding as an example.
Search for and add an online device
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
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The list displays the added encoding devices
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Select the desired device
NOTE!
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By default, the system automatically searches for all online devices on the LAN and updates the list
periodically. To search a specified network segment, click
and select the Search Segment check
box.
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You can also click . Then the system searches for all online devices on the same network and
automatically adds them to the device list.
By clicking
, you can select Add to add the encoding device to the default group or select Add to
Group to add to a specified group. The devices that are added after search are named in format of
device type_IP address.
You can right-click an online device in the list to configure the auxiliary parameters. The following
table describes the parameters.
Parameter
Edit Network Address
Access Web Page
Description
Change the device IP into the specified IP.
Note: You need to be the administrator to access this function.
Opens the login page for the device in Internet Explorer.
Manually add one or multiple devices
Click
right to Managed Device. A dialog box appears.
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To add one device, select IP/Domain, and then enter IP address, port, username and password.
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To add multiple devices, select IP Segment, and then enter the start and end IP addresses, port,
username and password.
You can click Add to add the encoding device(s) to the default group or click Add to Group to add to
a specified group.
Modify an Encoding Device
To modify an encoding device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Encoding Device.
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3.
Select the desired device and click Edit.
In the Device Info dialog box (as shown in Manually add one or multiple devices) that appears,
modify parameters.
Delete an Encoding Device
To remove a device with storage resource configuration, you need to delete storage resource first
(see Configure a Storage Device).
To delete an encoding device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Encoding Device.
3.
Select the device(s) to be deleted and click Delete.
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
Remotely Perform Operations on an Encoding Device
Restart a device or configure an encoding device by logging into its Web interface. The operations
can be performed when the device is online.
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Follow steps in the following figure to perform operations on the device.
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3
Select the desired device
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Select the desired operation
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Configuration: Log in to the device's Web interface to configure parameters.
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Restart: Perform this operation with caution because this operation may affect the ongoing
services.
Check Device Operation Status
To check the operation status of the devices:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Follow steps in the following figure to check device operation status.
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Group Management
The system manages device channels by group.
Add a Group
To add a group:
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
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3
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The added group is displayed in the group list on the left.
Delete a Group
To delete a group:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Click the Group tab.
3.
In the group list on the left, select the desired group and click
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
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Import Cameras
To import cameras to a group:
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below to import the desired camera(s) to a specified group.
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2
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3
4
Select a group to
import the cameras
Select the desired
cameras
You can click Import All to import all cameras to a specified group.
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Click
to add a group.
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Click
to delete a camera from the group.
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Click
to modify the name of the camera.
As shown in the following figure, the imported cameras are displayed in the list on the right. You can
edit, delete, or configure a camera.
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Play Live Videos
You can play live audio/video of a camera in a window.
After a camera is imported to a group, you can play live video in a window, manipulate the live video
by clicking the buttons on the Live View toolbar.
Play Live Video in a Window
To play live video in a window:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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2
Double-click the camera to
play live video in the current
idle window
Or drag the camera to a
window to play the live video
NOTE!
If you click a camera and then click
on the right, you can choose to play live video from the
camera with the main, sub or third stream.
Live View Toolbar
The live view toolbar is under the panes. The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar.
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Button
Description
Switches screen layout.
Custom layout.
Drag the mouse to select screens and then click Join. Up to five custom
layouts are allowed.
Saves the current view.
Saves the current view as another name.
Closes all windows playing videos.
Plays the live video of the previous camera or view.
Pauses/Resumes sequence display.
,
Adjusts the sequence display interval.
Plays the live video of the next camera or view.
Adjusts the MIC volume or mutes the MIC for the PC in two-way audio.
Full screen.
The following table describes the buttons on the floating toolbar.
Button
Description
Takes snapshots.
Note:
You can set the path to store screenshots in System Configuration.
Records and stores live video playing in current window. Click this button
again to stop recording.
,
Note:
You can set the path to store video records in System Configuration.
Opens PTZ control.
Note:
This function is available only for cameras with PTZ configured.
Enables or disables digital zoom.
,
Note:
Zooms in on a region of live video playing in the current window.
,
Adjusts the speaker volume or mute it for the PC.
Starts instant playback.
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Button
Description
Note:
Plays back the live video playing in the current window for the last 5
minutes and 30 seconds (the time cannot be changed). The playback
pauses at the end.
Bit rate and resolution of the current video.
Shortcut Menu of Live View
The following table describes key parameters on the shortcut menu.
Parameter
Description
Digital Zoom
Click to enable digital zoom. To disable digital zoom, click to deselect.
Stream Type
Selects a stream type for the current window: Auto-adaptive, main, sub and
third stream.
Note:
 The option of sub and third stream will be available only when the device
supports this feature.
 This feature is unavailable in sequence display.
Manual Alarm
Triggers manual alarm.
Note:
It is recommended that you configure triggered actions for manual alarms first
(see Configure Alarm-Triggered Action). Each time you click this button, an
alarm is generated and reported and the corresponding action is taken.
Camera Info
Displays information about the camera corresponding to the current window,
including the frame rate, bit rate, encoding format, and packet loss rate.
System
Configuration
Shortcut to enter the system parameter configuration interface. For details,
see System Configuration.
Play Live Videos by View
By default view
To play live videos by default view:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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Select the desired view and
click the Play button
After you click an x-Split view, live video of the cameras in the camera list are played in x windows.
For example, a four-split default view is displayed with four windows. Window 1 plays the live video
of the first camera in the camera list, and window 2 plays the second and so on.
By custom view
You need to save a custom view before playing it.
To save the current view as a custom view:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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The Custom View list on the left displays the view that is successfully added.
To add or modify a custom view, follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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Live videos are played
according to the layout
8 Select the desired layout
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8 5
8
2
Click
to save the current view. Click
to save the current view as another view.
In the Custom View list, double-click a view or select the view and click the
button to play the
live video according to the specified surveillance layout.
PTZ Control
Through PTZ control, you can remotely control PTZ, zooming, focus distance, wiper, and so on. The
system also allows you to set preset positions for a PTZ, select camera patrol route, and so on. With
PTZ positions preset, you can set a preset position as a guarding position. You can also accessing the
auxiliary functions such as 3D positioning, shortcut PTZ, and so on.
After finishing the preparation tasks, you can perform PTZ control through PTZ panel.
NOTE!
PTZ control is only available to cameras with PTZ configured. Whether or not a PTZ control
operation can take effect is determined by the functions and PTZ protocols that the PTZ camera
supports. For example, some preset positions of certain PTZ cameras are assigned to special
functions (such as wiper, menu, and so on). So you need to refer to PTZ camera specification before
performing PTZ control.
1.
On the control panel, select Live View.
2.
Play Live Video in a Window.
3.
Click the window and then click
on the toolbar to open the PTZ control panel.
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4.
See the following table to perform PTZ control.
Parameter
Description
Controls the PTZ rotation direction.
Note:
When the PTZ control panel is displayed (3D positioning must be disabled
first), put the mouse on the corresponding window, and when the mouse
cursor changes into a triangle (like ), you can click and hold the left
button and then move the mouse to adjust the viewing direction of the
PTZ camera.
Adjusts camera focal length and zoom.
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Enables/Disables the light.
Enables/Disables the wiper.
Enables/Disables the IR.
Enables/Disables the heater.
Enables/Disables snow removal function.
Adjusts the PTZ rotation speed.
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With the 3D positioning function enabled, click a point in the window
and the PTZ will rotate to the direction of the point. You can zoom in
on a region by holding the left button of the mouse and dragging from
upper left to lower right or zoom out a region by holding the left
button of the mouse and dragging from lower right to upper left.
When 3D positioning is disabled, you can use the mouse to control the
rotating direction of the PTZ. For example, when you move the mouse
point to the upper-right corner of the window, the point changes to
. You can click the mouse to have the PTZ rotate to the upper-right
direction.
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Parameter
Description
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List of preset positions for setting and selecting.
: Moves PTZ camera to the selected preset position.
: Adds the current PTZ position to the preset position list. Ensure
that the serial number for the newly added preset position is unique.
Otherwise, the new preset position will overwrite an existing preset if
they have the same serial number.
: Deletes a preset position.
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: Sets a preset as a PTZ home position and set the corresponding
time (Return to Home After), after which the PTZ camera goes back to
the home position when it is released and no operation is performed
to it.
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Patrol route list.
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: Starts a patrol route manually.
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: Deletes a patrol route.
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: Records a patrol route. After you click Record, you can specify
the rotation direction and zoom value. The system records each
motion trail parameter and automatically adds it to the action list.
Click Stop to complete action recording.
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: Patrol configuration. You can configure patrol routes and plans.
In Patrol Route Info, specify the number and name for the route. Click
Add to add an action. Use Up, Down, Set Top and Set Bottom to
change the order of the actions.
Actions include:
Go to a certain preset with a specified duration of pause;
PTZ movement with specified direction, zoom, speed, duration and
pause. Check Keep Rotating to make the camera rotate constantly.
In Patrol Plan, configure your daily patrol plan.
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Sequence Display
Enable Sequence Display by Camera Group
To enable sequence display by camera group:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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Select the desired window. By
default, the first idle window is
used for a sequence
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After sequence display is enabled for a camera group, the live videos of cameras in the group are
played by turns in the specified window.
Click
or
to pause or resume sequence display. Click
previous or next camera. Click
or
to play live video of the
to adjust the sequence display interval.
Enable Sequence Display by Default View
To enable sequence display by default view:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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After sequence display is enabled for a default x-split view, the live videos of cameras in the camera
list are played by turns in x windows.
For example, a four-split default view is displayed with four windows. Window 1 plays the live video
of the first camera in the camera list, and window 2 plays the second and so on. After a sequence
display interval (assume 20s), window 1 plays the live video of the fifth camera, and window 2 plays
the sixth and so on.
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Click
1
2
3
4
or
20s
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6
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to pause or resume the sequence display. Click
or
to play live video of
the previous or next camera, or play live video of the previous or next group of cameras. Click
to adjust the sequence display interval.
Enable Sequence Display by Custom View
To enable sequence display by custom view:
On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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After sequence display is enabled for the custom view group, each custom view is played by turns.
Click
or
to pause or resume sequence display. Click
next custom view. Click
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or
to play the previous or
to adjust the sequence display interval.
Recording and Playback
After recording videos, you can obtain the video records by searching. Then you can play or
download the video records. Before that, you need to prepare a storage device and run the Video
Storage Software.
Storage Device Management
Add a Storage Device
To add a storage device:
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On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
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2
The list displays the added
storage devices
4 Enter device information
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The IP/Domain indicates the IP address or domain name of the PC installed with the Video Storage
Software. Use a username and password with the permission for logging in to the Video Storage
Software.
Modify a Storage Device
To modify a storage device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Storage Device.
3.
Select the desired device and click Edit.
4.
In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Storage Device), modify the parameters.
Delete a Storage Device
To delete a storage device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Storage Device.
3.
Select the desired device(s) and click Delete.
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
CAUTION!
Deleting a storage device using the Video Management Software does not stop the execution of the
existing plans on the storage device. To stop all the storage operations on the device, you need to
stop Video Storage Software first.
Configure a Storage Device
You can allocate storage resources for cameras as required by customers; you can also have cameras
operate in different storage modes.
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CAUTION!
Make sure that you have the corresponding Video Storage Software operation permission before
parameter configuration.
To configure a storage device:
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
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2
3
Select the desired storage device
The following table describes key parameters.
Parameter
Description
Enables or disables time synchronization with the NTP server at fixed time.
Time
System
Note:
To enable this function, you need to set a valid NTP server address.
Select the user account to be modified and change the password.
User
Note:
The administrator can modify configurations of all users, and the operator
can only modify their own configuration.
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Network
Port
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Disk
Service Port: Communications port for the Video Storage Software.
Download Port: Video downloading port for the Video Storage
Software.
VOD Port: Communications port for VOD media services.
Allocate or delete storage space.
To view storage stream, storage space, and HDD strategy of the channel for
a camera:
Storage
Channel
Select a storage channel and click
configured for the channel.
to delete the storage resources
To configure the storage stream, space and strategies, see For cameras
directly connected to the Video Management Software.
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Parameter
Description
Note: Configure disk storage space and recording schedules before you
proceed to any other operations.
Restart the Storage Service
CAUTION!
Restarting the storage service may affect other ongoing services.
To restart the storage service for a storage device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Storage Device.
3.
Right-click the storage device and then select Configure.
4.
Click Restart Service in the pop-up dialog box.
Recording Configuration
Configure Recording Schedule
After you configure storage resources for a camera, the specified storage server will automatically
start recording and storing according to the plan. It will stop automatically after the end time.
For cameras directly connected to the Video Management Software
NOTE!
The following configuration is applicable only to the cameras that the Video Management Software
directly manages.
On the control panel, select Recording Schedule, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below to configure a recording schedule for a camera directly connected to the Video Management
Software.
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2
Select a storage device
1
Select the
desired camera
3 Draw a recording schedule
The following table describes the key parameters.
Parameter
Description
Deleting tool: delete all recording schedules.
Edit Template
Edit a drawn template.
To apply the recording schedule to other cameras:
1)
2)
3)
Click Copy To.
Select the desired cameras in the dialog box that appears.
Click OK.
Perform exception recording on holidays.
Add Holiday
On the set holidays, the system only performs recording at the time that is
configured according to the holiday configuration and performs normal
recording in other days.
Click Storage Capacity. You can self-define the storage capacity by
configuring Storage Stream, HDD Full, and Add More (GB).
Storage Capacity
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For cameras connected to NVR
NOTE!
The following configuration is applicable only to the cameras that the Video Management Software
manages through a third-party NVR.
On the control panel, select Recording Schedule, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below to configure a recording schedule for a camera directly connected to an NVR.
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2
1
Select the
desired camera
3 Draw a recording schedule
For description of the key parameters, see For cameras directly connected to the Video Management
Software.
Manually Record Videos
You can record and save the video playing in a window to your client PC as local recordings.
NOTE!
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You can set the default path and file format under System Configuration > Audio & Video >
Recording.
You can view the content of a local recording file by dragging it to a live view window.
1.
On the control panel, select Live View.
2.
Select the window where the desired video is being played.
3.
Click
4.
To stop local recording, click
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on the toolbar to start local recording.
on the toolbar.
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Alarm-Triggered Video Recording
When an alarm occurs, the Video Management Software triggers an action of storing recordings
automatically.
Before the Video Management Software begins to record, make sure that you have added a storage
device (see Add a Storage Device) to the system and configured storage resources and
alarm-triggered actions for the associated camera.
NOTE!
You can set the duration for storing alarm-triggered recordings in system configuration.
Playback
You can play stored video recordings of a camera in a window. First search for recordings, and then
click an area in color (indicating a time range with video recorded) to play the recording. While the
recording is playing, you can control it by using the buttons on the recording control toolbar and
playing floating toolbar.
NOTE!
During synchronous playback, frequent operations, such as pausing, resuming, and setting playback
speed, degrade the synchronizing effect.
Play Back Remote Recordings
You can query and play back the desired remote recordings by following the steps below:
1.
On the control panel, select Playback.
2.
Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner and choose to query remote recordings by Camera
or View.
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By view: You can query recordings from the cameras saved to a custom view. Before the query,
make sure that a recording schedule has been configured for the cameras in the view.
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By camera: You can query recordings from a camera. Before the query, make sure that the
associated storage device is communicating properly.
3.
In the Search Time area, select the recording type and date.
NOTE!
Currently, you can query recordings from a maximum of 16 cameras at a time. If you select more
than 16 cameras, excessive ones will be ignored.
4.
In the lower-right pane, select Timeline or File.
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Timeline: You can drag the timeline bar when watching recordings.
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File: You can view recordings by file.
5.
Click
to play the recordings, as shown in the following figure.
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Select the desired
camera
Select the recording type
and date
2
Recording Control Toolbar
The following figure shows the recording control toolbar in timeline mode.
The following figure shows the recording control toolbar in file mode.
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The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar.
Button
Description
Plays recordings by timeline or file.
Plays/Pauses recordings.
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Closes all windows playing recordings.
Controls the recording playing speed.
Normal playback.
Synchronous playback.
Plays recordings in full-screen mode.
Timeline. You can drag the timeline bar when watching recordings.
An area in color indicates a time range with video recorded. You can click
a colored area to view the recording.
Moves the timeline leftward and rightward.
,
Zooms out/in on the timeline.
Downloads files.
Playing Floating Toolbar
Button
Description
Takes snapshots.
Note: You can set the path to store screenshots in System Configuration.
Enables or disables digital zoom.
,
Note: Zooms in on a region of the live video playing in the current
window.
Clip video to download.
Note: For details, see Download.
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Button
,
Description
Adjusts the speaker volume or mutes it for the PC.
Bit rate and resolution of the current video.
NOTE!
Before playing a recording, you can set the video transmission protocol based on the network
environment to improve the image quality.
Play Back Local Recordings
You can query and play back the desired local recordings by following the steps below:
1.
On the control panel, select Playback.
2.
Click the Local tab in the upper-left corner and select the desired camera.
3.
In the Query Time area, select Recording, set the start and end time, and click Query.
4.
Select the desired recording and click
, as shown in the following figure.
NOTE!
For details about the toolbar, see Recording Control Toolbar and Playing Floating Toolbar.
View Local Snapshots
You can query and view the desired local snapshots by following the steps below:
1.
On the control panel, select Playback.
2.
Click the Local tab in the upper-left corner and select the desired camera.
3.
In the Search Time area, select Picture, set start and end times, and click Query.
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4.
Select the desired snapshot to view in the window, as shown in the following figure.
Download
To download a recording file:
1.
On the control panel, select Playback.
2.
Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner.
3.
Create a download task.

Clip and download
In the playback tool bar, click

to start clipping, and then click
In file mode
Select the desired recording file and click

to stop.
.
In camera mode
Select the desired camera and click
, or select Download from the shortcut menu in the
playback window. Specify the start and end time, and download the recording.
4.
Click
in the lower-left corner. In the Task Management dialog box, you can manage the
download task on the Recording Downloading tab.
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NOTE!

You can set the default path and file format for downloaded recordings under System
Configuration > Audio & Video > Recording.
 Before playing a downloaded recording, make sure your media player supports the format of the
recording. VLC player is recommended.
Smart Search
While recording, your NVR device will record the amount of movement in each section of the image.
When playing back the recording, you can query desired periods of the recording by specifying time,
area and sensitivity. Follow the steps below:
1.
On the control panel, select Playback.
2.
Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner. Select the desired camera under the NVR, select
the desired date and click Timeline.
3.
Select a desired window or a timeline. Click
to enter the configuration page of smart
search.
4.
Specify the search area and modify sensitivity. Click
the following figure.
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again to start smart search, as shown in
1
Modify sensitivity
5.
2
Specify
search area
3
The result is shown on the timeline, and will be played from the very beginning.
NOTE!

After specifying the area and sensitivity, change the date for another query.
 Uncheck the camera or click
to quit smart search.
The control bar is shown below:
Button
,
Description
Plays/Pauses recordings
Closes the window
Configures smart search, including search area and sensitivity
Quits smart search
Full screen
Timeline. Drag to examine different periods of the recording.
Green sections indicate the periods of detected motion, and will be
played at normal speed.
Other sections do not match any search conditions, and will be played at
higher speed.
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Button
6
Description
,
Zooms in/out on timeline.
,
Moves the timeline leftward and rightward.
Stream Media Server
You can configure a stream media server to forward live preview data on a camera if video streams
on the camera reach the limit or the network bandwidth is insufficient.
Stream Media Server Management
Add a Stream Media Server
To add a media server:
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
1
3
The list displays the
added storage device
2
4
Enter device information
5
IP/Domain indicates
the IP address or
domain name of the
PC where the stream
media server resides
Modify a Stream Media Server
To modify a stream media server:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Stream Media Server.
3.
In the stream media server list, select the desired server and click Edit.
4.
In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Stream Media Server), modify parameters.
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Delete a Stream Media Server
To delete a stream media server:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Stream Media Server.
3.
In the stream media server list, select the desired server(s) and click Delete.
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
Configure a Stream Media Server
To configure a stream media server:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Stream Media Server.
3.
In the stream media server list, select the desired server, and then follow the steps shown in the
figure below.
1
2
Select the
camera(s) from
which the stream
media server will
receive streams
3
The stream media server will receive streams from the specified cameras and display the stream
receiving records.
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7
Decoding and Displaying Videos on the Video
Wall
Decoding Device Management
Add a Decoding Device
Search for and add an online device
On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below.
1
2
The selected decoding device
is displayed
4
3
Select the desired device
NOTE!

By default, the system automatically searches for all online devices on the LAN and updates the list
periodically. To search a specified network segment, click
and select the IP Segment check box.

You can also click . Then the system searches for all online devices on the same network and
automatically adds them to the device list.
Manually add one device
Click
right to Managed Device. A dialog box appears. Complete device information in the dialog
box and then click Add. The added decoding device is displayed on the managed device list.
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Modify a Decoding Device
To modify a decoding device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Decoding Device.
3.
In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Edit.
4.
In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Decoding Device), modify parameters.
Delete a Decoding Device
To delete a decoding device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Decoding Device.
3.
In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Delete.
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
Remotely Configure a Decoding Device
To remotely configure a decoding device:
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Select Device > Decoding Device.
3.
In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Configure.
4.
On the Web interface, configure parameters.
Video Wall Management
Add a Video Wall
On the control panel, select Video Wall, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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1
2
Enter basic video
wall information
Here displays the
added video wall
3
4
To modify a video wall, select it and then click Edit. To delete a video wall, select it, click Delete (or
click
in the upper right corner), and then click Yes in the dialog box displayed.
Configure a Video Wall
Bind a decoding output channel to the specified screen
Click to select a screen on the video wall and then click Bind to Selected. To cancel the binding, click
Unbind Channel.
Splice Screens
Splice multiple screens on a video wall into a larger one to play videos from one camera. Before you
start, make sure the decoding device supports this function, and the screens to splice are bound to
channels of the same decoding device.
1.
Hold Ctrl and select screens you want to splice.
2.
Click Splice. The selected screens are spliced into one.
To cancel the splicing, select the spliced screen and click Restore.
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Configure an alarm-triggered playing channel
After binding a screen to a decoding channel, you can set the screen as an alarm-triggered playing
channel, so when an alarm occurs, live video from the linked camera will play on the screen.
1.
Select the screen and then click
. If the operation is successful,
appears in the upper-left corner of the screen.
2.
To cancel or modify the alarm-triggered playing channel, select the screen and then click
.
Video Wall Operations
Display Live Video on Video Wall
After binding a screen to a decoding channel, you can play live video from a camera on the screen.
2
1
3
Instead of selecting a stream type in Step 3, you may also drag the camera to the screen directly. You
may right-click the screen to change the stream type when live video has started.
To close live video on the screen, click
in the upper right corner.
Split Screen for a Decoding Output Channel
Split a screen into multiple windows in the desired layout and display live video from multiple
cameras on the screen.
NOTE!
You need to stop the live video in a decoding output channel before splitting the screen.
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1
2
Select the desired
screen
3
Select the desired
layout of the
screen
After the screen is split, drag the desired cameras to the split screen one by one.
Split screen
Drag desired cameras
Sequence Display on a Video Wall
You can enable sequence display for a camera group on a video wall. Before you start, make sure
that cameras have been imported to the group. For details about how to import cameras to a group,
see Group Management.
1.
On the control panel, select Video Wall > Operation.
2.
Select a screen.
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3.
Click the menu on the right of the group and select Sequence Display in Single Window. Live
video from cameras in the group will be played on the screen in sequence.
4.
If the screen is split, select a window on the screen and then select Sequence Display in Single
Window to start sequence display in the window; or select Sequence Display in Multiple
Window to start sequence display in all windows on the screen.
5.
To stop sequence display, click
.
The following table describes the sequence display toolbar.
Parameter
Description
Switches the window layout.
Stops the sequence display
Skips to the previous camera or camera group to start the sequence
display.
Pauses the sequence display, and starts playing the live video of the
sequenced cameras.
Clicks the play button to resume the sequence display.
Adjusts the time interval of the sequence display.
Skips to the next camera or camera group to start the sequence display.
NOTE!
After sequence display is started, you may right-click a window to change the stream type. If the
current camera does not support the selected stream type, the system will automatically switch to
an available one.
Play Back Recordings on Video Wall
This operation plays recordings from NVR devices on a specified screen on video wall.
Perform the following steps to play a recording on video wall:
1.
On the control panel, select Video Wall > Operation.
2.
Click and drag a camera to the window to view its live video, and then click
at the bottom
to query recordings in the pop-up window. Alternatively, click the menu on the right of the
camera and select Playback.
The query window is shown below.
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Parameter
Description
Timeline. You can drag the timeline when watching the video.
An area in color indicates a time range with video recorded. You can
click a colored area to view the recording.
Moves the timeline leftward/rightward.
,
Zooms in/out on the timeline.
3.
The system displays the recording of the current day by default, you can modify the date to
update the timeline. Click on the blue-colored recording bar or modify the start time and then
click Go to start playing the recording.
You can use the toolbar to control the playing. The following table describes the parameters on the
toolbar.
Parameter
Description
Switches the window layout.
Stops, pauses, and resumes the playing of a video.
Controls the playing speed.
Query recordings.
Goes back to live view.
Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall
When an alarm is triggered, the alarm icon will be flashing on the specified screen, and live video
of the linked camera will be displayed. After the alarm is acknowledged, the alarm icon will stop
flashing and the live video will stop.
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People Counting
On the control panel, select People Counting, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to
display the people counting statistics.
Select to display in the line
chart or the column chart
1
The counting statistics is
displayed in column chart
Export the counting report
Select the report type,
counting type and the date
2
3
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E-map
You can manage surveillance for intended areas in accordance with the scene.
E-map Management
Add an E-map
To add an e-map:
On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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2 Select a local map and enter a map name
1
The following figure displays the successfully added e-map.
Modify an E-map
To modify an e-map:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Edit tab.
3.
Click Modify Map.
4.
In the E-map Info dialog box (see Add an E-map), modify the map name or switch to another
map as required.
Delete an E-map
To delete an e-map:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
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2.
Click the Edit tab.
3.
Click Delete Map.
4.
In the Info dialog box, click Yes.
NOTE!


Deleting a map also deletes all the hot spots and hot regions on the map.
For a map that has a parent map, the parent map is displayed after the map is deleted. Otherwise,
Add Map is displayed.
Add a Hot Spot
To add a hot spot:
On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
1
2
Drag the desired camera or group to the map
Alternatively, you can drag a camera within the same group as the e-map to the right pane to add it
as a hot spot.
After a hot spot is successfully added, drag the hot spot to the actual surveillance area.
Modify a Hot Spot
To modify a hot spot:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Edit tab, right-click the hot spot you want to modify, and then select the desired color
for the hot spot.
Delete a Hot Spot
To delete a hot spot:
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1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Edit tab.
3.
Select the hot spot you want to delete, click Delete Hot Spot, and then click Yes in the Info
dialog box.
4.
You may also right-click the hot spot you want to delete, choose Delete from the shortcut menu,
and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.
Add a Hot Region
To add a hot region:
On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
1
2
Enter the hot region name
and select a local map as
the hot region map
3
4
The hot region is successfully added
Modify a Hot Region
To modify a hot region:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Edit tab.
3.
Select the hot region you want to modify and then click Modify Hot Region.
4.
In the dialog box that appears (see Add a Hot Region), modify the map name or switch to
another map as required.
Delete a Hot Region
To delete a hot region:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click Edit.
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3.
Select the hot region you want to delete, click Delete Hot Region, and then click Yes in the Info
dialog box.
4.
You may also right-click the hot region you want to delete, choose Delete from the shortcut
menu, and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.
E-map Operations
View a Hot Spot
To view a hot spot:
On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
1
2
Double-click the
desired camera
to locate the hot
spot on the map
and view live
video from the
camera
NOTE!
You can also select a hot spot on the map and double-click to view live video from the hot spot.
View a Hot Region
To view a hot region:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Preview tab.
3.
Under the parent map, double-click a hot region to see information.
4.
To go back to the parent map, click Back to Parent Map in the upper right corner.
View Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms
If a hot spot or a hot spot device in a hot region generates alarms (for example, device online and
offline alarms), the hot spot or hot region sends blinking red signals for alarming.
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To view hot spot or hot region alarms:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Preview tab, and then follow the instruction shown in the figure below.
1
Right-click the hot spot
and choose Display Alarm
Info.
To view hot region alarms,
double-click to enter the
hot region map first.
2
Clear Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms
To clear hot spot alarms:
1.
On the control panel, select E-map.
2.
Click the Preview tab.
3.
Select the desired alarming hot spot, click Remove Alarm. To clear hot region alarms,
double-click the hot region, select the alarming hot spot in the hot region, and then click
Remove Alarm.
After alarms are cleared, the hot spot or hot region restores to the normal state.
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Voice Communication
CAUTION!
The video associated audio, two-way audio, and voice broadcast services are mutually exclusive. If
one of the services is ongoing, starting another will stop the ongoing service.
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Video Associated Audio
Video associated audio refers to audio that is transmitted with live video simultaneously. Video
associated audio is sent one way from a camera to users and stops when live video stops.
1
2 Select the desired
camera and start
live video
4 Unmute the camera
3
CAUTION!
You can listen to the video associated audio from one camera at a time. Starting video associated
audio for another camera will stop that from the existing camera.
Two-Way Audio
Two-way audio refers to a bidirectional voice session between the Video Management Software and
a camera.
NOTE!
Two-way audio requires that the camera is online, audio input and output devices are connected to
ports supporting two-way audio on the camera, and audio input and output devices are connected
to the PC that runs the Video Management Software. In addition, you need to start live view for
two-way audio.
To start two-way audio, right-click anywhere on live video and then select Two-way Audio from the
shortcut menu. To stop two-way audio, deselect Two-way Audio on the short-cut menu.
CAUTION!


Two-way audio stops with live view.
You can start a two-way audio with only one camera at a time. Starting another one stops the
existing session.
Voice Broadcast
Broadcast here refers to a one-way voice broadcast from the Video Management Software to
multiple cameras.
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NOTE!
Broadcast requires that the cameras are online, audio output devices are connected to the Audio
Out ports on the cameras, and audio input devices are connected to the PC that runs the Video
Management Software.
On the control panel, follow the steps shown in the figure below to start voice broadcast.
1
3
4
2
To stop voice broadcast, perform steps in the figure above and then deselect the cameras from the
voice broadcast list.
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Alarm Management
You can set actions to be triggered by an alarm so that the alarm can be handled in time.
Configure Alarm-Triggered Action
CAUTION!
Before the configuration, make sure that alarm-related parameters listed in the following table are
configured.
On the control panel, select Alarm Configuration, and then follow the steps shown in the figure
below to add an alarm device.
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1 Select the type of alarm devices
9
3 Select alarm type
2
Select device
4 Select as required
5
Click Add
8
Set action(s) to trigger
6
Select camera(s) to link
7
For some alarm types, you need to click Alarm Parameters to set alarm details. For example, you
need to set a detection area and detection sensitivity for motion detection alarms.
Configure desired alarm-related actions according to the following table.
Action
Procedure
Records and stores the video of the camera when a specific alarm occurs for later
reference.
Before configuring this action, you need to configure storage resource for the
camera first.
To configure storage for alarm-triggered recording:
Select Recording.
 Click Add in the Storage Resource list.
 In the Storage Configuration dialog box, select the storage device to store the
resource from this camera and configure related parameters.
 Click OK to complete the configuration.
Note:

Recording


To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click .
For a camera with storage resource configuration, you can click the storage
resource to modify the settings.
Moves a PTZ camera to the preset position when a specific alarm occurs, so that
users can capture images of the position as needed.
Goto Preset
Note:
 This alarm-triggered action will preempt the PTZ when a specific alarm occurs.
 To configure this action, you need to set a preset position for the camera first.
 Only cameras with PTZ are supported.
To configure this action, select a preset position for the camera in the list.
Note:
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Action
Procedure
To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click
.
Plays the live video of a specified camera on a pop-up window when a linked alarm
occurs.
Note:
If multiple cameras are linked to the alarm-triggered live videos, the CPU usage of
the PC will become very high once the alarm is triggered. As a result, some services
may be affected. Therefore, configure this alarm-triggered action properly.
Live View
To configure live video playing action:
In the Live View list, select the desired duration.
Note:

To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click
.

Click
in the lower-left corner to see latest alarms. You can check Display
Triggered Live View to see alarm-triggered video in a pop-up window.
Outputs an alarm when a specific alarm occurs, so as to trigger third-party devices.
To configure alarm output triggering:
Alarm Output
Configure the alarm output of the camera in the list.
Note:
To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click
To Video Wall
.
When an alarm occurred, the specified screen on video wall will display the live
video of the linked camera. For related video wall operations, see Configure an
alarm-triggered playing channel and Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall.
Note:
Please select only one camera to be linked with the channel.
Alarm Records
You can view and acknowledge live and history alarms to know about camera exceptions and locate
system problems.
When an alarm occurs, the system reports the alarm automatically. The system also sounds an alert
if you have configured an alarm alert. For details, see System Configuration.
Acknowledge Live Alarms
The live alarm list displays the latest alarms since the latest login. An alarm report includes alarm
type, camera name, alarm level, alarm time, and descriptive information.
To acknowledge live alarms:
On the control panel, select Alarm Records, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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1
3
2
Select the desired
alarm records
4
Enter remarks as
needed
5
NOTE!
Acknowledged alarms are not displayed in the alarm list.
Query History Alarms
You can search for history alarms and perform operations on the History page.
To query history alarms:
On the control panel, select Alarm Records, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
1
2
3
Enter the query
criteria
The list displays the query results
In the query results list, select an alarm record and click Details to view details of the alarm.
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Acknowledge History Alarms
See Acknowledge Live Alarms for details. The operations are similar.
Export Alarm Records
To export alarm records to your local PC:
1.
On the control panel, select Alarm Records.
2.
Click the History tab.
3.
In the history alarm list, select the desired records and click Export.
You can export alarm information to an Excel file and save it to your local PC.
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Operation Logs
You can view or export operation logs.
Query Operation Logs
On the control panel, select Operation Log, set query criteria, and then click Query. Query results
will be displayed. To view log details, select the desired record and then click Details.
Export Operation Logs
To export operation logs to your local PC:
1.
On the control panel, select Operation Log.
2.
In the operation log list, click Export.
You can export the operation logs to an Excel file and save it to your local PC.
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Other Functions
Auxiliary-Monitor Preview
You can use the auxiliary-monitor function on a PC with multiple monitors connected. In this case,
you can use multiple monitors in addition to the main monitor to view live videos, recordings, and
alarms without frequent switching. This helps comprehensive and convenient surveillance. You can
only preview live videos but cannot configure parameters on the auxiliary monitors.
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Option 1: Click Live View on the control panel. Each time you click Live View, a live view window is
displayed.
Option 2: Follow the steps shown in the figure below.
1
2
Multi-Window Display
The software supports multi-window display. You can drag a tab out of the original window into a
new separate window, or drag and move it to other windows.
Click and drag the tab you want to display in single window
Cloud Device Management
Log in to the cloud
1.
On the control panel, select Device Management.
2.
Click Device > Cloud Device > Login. Then follow the steps in the figures below.
NOTE!
For your first login, you should register first.
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1
3
2
4
5
Configure a cloud device
Select Device Management on the control panel and then select the Device tab.
After you have logged in to the cloud, you can add, edit, share and delete a cloud device and view
the sharing history, as shown in the following figure.
Configure cloud devices
List of added cloud devices
Configure shared cloud devices
List of shared cloud devices
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NOTE!



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When you add a device, the registration code can be obtained from the web of the device. For the
detailed information, see the user document.
Click Sharing Records to see detailed sharing information or cancel existing sharings.
Before deleting a device, you need to delete the storage resources first if the device has been
configured with storage resources.
Other Configurations
System Configuration
You can set PC parameters through system parameter configuration to implement specific functions.
To configure system parameters, select System Configuration and configure parameters in the
System Configuration dialog box.
The following table describes the key parameters.
Parameter
Description
Processing
Mode
In proper network transmission, the Short Delay mode is
recommended. When network transmission has delay,
the Fluent mode is recommended.
Display Mode
Change the mode according to the display capability of
the computer.
A transmission protocol for a camera to send video data
to the display window.
Video
Stream
Transmission
Protocol
Note:

Audio & Video

VCA Rule
TCP is recommended in poor network conditions. If
you change the stream transmission protocol, the
change will take effect after you restart Live View.
If you select UDP, make sure the Video Management
Software is not disabled by the firewall.
With this function enabled, the VCA rule will be
displayed in the video playing interface.
Format of snapshot images, which can be:
 BMP: non-compressed images and require more
Picture
Snapshot
Format
space.
 JPEG: compressed images and require less space.
Note: The default format is JPEG. To get better image
quality, select BMP.
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Parameter
Description
Auto Login
With this function enabled, the Video Management
Software is automatically started after Windows is
started and you can log in to the Video Management
Software without entering the username and password.
Auto Login to
Windows
You need to enter the username and password for
Windows in order to use this function. You can
automatically log in to Windows after the computer is
restarted.
Startup
Port for external devices to communicate with the PC.
Port
Serial
Port
Note: To connect external devices (such as specialized
keyboard or control handler) to the PC, you need to set
the serial port parameters of the PC to match the
devices.
Baud rate of the serial port.
Baud Rate
Note: The baud rate of the serial port must be consistent
with that of the device connected to the serial port.
Data Bits
Data bits for serial port communication.
Keyboard
Protocol
Keyboard protocol supported by an external device.
Save
Operation
Log For
Length of time operation logs will be stored.
Save Alarm
Log For
Length of time alarm logs will be stored.
Import
Configuration
Imports existing configurations to save time.
Export
Configuration
Exports current configuration files for future import.
Enable Alarm
Sound
Enables/disables alarm sound. If enabled, you need to
set the alarm sound duration. You can set unique alarm
sound for different alarm types. Currently the software
provides six options for alarm sound selection.
Post-record
Duration of video recording triggered by alarms.
System
Log
Maintenance
Operation
Alarm
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Parameter
Description
Auto Time
Sync
With this function enabled, the Video Management
Software synchronizes the time of its managed cameras
with the system time, that is, the time of the PC where it
runs.
Automatic time synchronization interval: the time period
between two successive time synchronizations.
With this function enabled, the PC where the program
runs acts as a DHCP server. In inter-connected networks,
cameras with DHCP enabled will send an application for
IP addresses to the DHCP server automatically.
Service
Enable DHCP
You can set the following DHCP parameters:




File
Management
Start Address: the beginning IP address.
End Address: the end IP address.
Subnet Mask: specifies a subnet mask.
Default Gateway: specifies the default gateway.
Email
For detailed steps, see the following.
Save File
To
Local path for saving files. You can change it as needed.
Import
Imports files to the path.
Export
Exports files in the path to another location.
Default
Restores the default path.
After the Email is configured, the system sends an email to the specified receiver address when an
alarm is triggered.
Select System Configuration on the control panel and then set as follows.
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NOTE!
After configuration is completed, you can enter a valid email address in the Receiver1 text box and
then click Send Test Mail to verify that emails can be received.
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1
3
User Management
A user who is assigned role permissions can perform operations to manage the system after logging
in to the system.
In the user management interface, you can add, edit, and delete user accounts.
The default username is admin, and the password is 123456. Admin is the super administrator of the
system and has the full permissions. You cannot modify or delete Admin but can change the
password.
NOTE!
The menu being grayed out or invisible may mean that you do not have the permission to operate.
You can view user permissions by checking the user role. And you can ask the administrator to
modify user permissions if required.
Add a User
You can add a user (except admin) and assign permissions to the user.
To add a user:
On the control panel, select User Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.
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1
2
The list displays the
added user
Set the username
and password
Configure
permissions
for the user
3
4

Administrator: can be added by super administrator (admin) only. By default, administrator has
all permissions in the system, and the permissions can be modified as required. After being
assigned the user management permission, administrator can add operators.

Operator: added by super administrator (admin) or administrator who has the user
management permission. By default, an operator has no permission when added, and you need
to assign permissions to the operator as required.
Modify User Account Information
To modify user account information:
1.
On the control panel, select User Management.
2.
Select the desired user account and click Edit.
3.
In the User Info dialog box, modify parameters.
NOTE!
You can also edit a user account by double-clicking the line where the user account lies in the user
account list.
Delete a User Account
CAUTION!
The admin user account cannot be deleted.
To delete a user account:
1.
On the control panel, select User Management.
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2.
Select the desired user account and click Delete.
NOTE!
You can delete multiple user accounts at a time by selecting them and then clicking Delete.
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