iVMS-4200 Client Software
iVMS-4200 Client Software
User Manual
UD.6L0206D1030A01
User Manual of iVMS-4200
User Manual
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Contents
Chapter 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Chapter 2
2.1
2.2
Overview ................................................................................................................... 6
Description ................................................................................................................ 6
Running Environment................................................................................................ 6
Function Modules ..................................................................................................... 6
Updates Instruction ................................................................................................... 9
Live View ................................................................................................................. 10
User Registration and Login .................................................................................... 10
Adding the Device ................................................................................................... 11
2.2.1
Adding Online Devices..................................................................................... 12
2.2.2
Adding Devices Manually ................................................................................ 14
2.2.3
Adding Devices by IP Segment ........................................................................ 15
2.2.4
Adding Devices by IP Server ............................................................................ 17
2.2.5
Adding Devices by HiDDNS .............................................................................. 18
2.2.6
Batch Adding Devices ...................................................................................... 19
2.2.7
QR Code of Encoding Devices.......................................................................... 21
2.3
Group Management ................................................................................................ 22
2.4
Basic Operations in Live View.................................................................................. 24
2.4.1
Starting and Stopping the Live View ............................................................... 27
2.4.2
Auto-switch in Live View ................................................................................. 29
2.4.3
PTZ Control in Live View .................................................................................. 29
2.4.4
Manual Recording and Capture....................................................................... 32
2.4.5
Instant Playback .............................................................................................. 35
2.4.6
Custom Window Division ................................................................................ 37
2.4.7
Live View in Fisheye Mode .............................................................................. 38
2.4.8
Starting Speed Dome Linkage ......................................................................... 41
2.4.9
Other Functions in Live View........................................................................... 42
Chapter 3
Video Intercom ........................................................................................................ 44
3.1
System Configuration .............................................................................................. 44
3.2
Device Management ............................................................................................... 44
3.3
Remote Configuration of Video Intercom Devices .................................................. 47
3.3.1
System ............................................................................................................. 47
3.3.2
Video Intercom ................................................................................................ 51
3.3.3
Network........................................................................................................... 55
3.3.4
Video Display ................................................................................................... 57
3.4
Live View of Device ................................................................................................. 58
3.5
Picture Storage ........................................................................................................ 58
3.6
Group Management ................................................................................................ 59
3.6.1
Assigning Devices to Group ............................................................................. 59
3.6.2
Card Management........................................................................................... 62
3.7
Intercom .................................................................................................................. 67
3.7.1
Video Intercom with iVMS-4200 via Indoor Station ........................................ 67
3.7.2
Video Intercom with Indoor Station via iVMS-4200........................................ 67
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3.7.3
Video Intercom with iVMS-4200 via Door Station .......................................... 69
3.7.4
Call Log ............................................................................................................ 70
3.8
Notice Management ............................................................................................... 70
3.8.5
Create Notice Information............................................................................... 70
3.8.6
Query Notice Information ............................................................................... 71
3.8.7
Query Call Logs ................................................................................................ 72
3.8.8
Query Unlocking Log ....................................................................................... 72
3.9
Device Arming Control ............................................................................................ 73
Chapter 4
Remote Record Schedule Settings and Playback..................................................... 74
4.1
Remote Recording ................................................................................................... 74
4.1.1
Recording on Storage Devices on the DVRs, NVRs, or Network Cameras ....... 75
4.1.2
Recording on Storage Device........................................................................... 78
4.2
Remote Playback ..................................................................................................... 81
4.2.1
Normal Playback.............................................................................................. 82
4.2.2
Event Playback................................................................................................. 85
4.2.3
ATM Playback .................................................................................................. 86
4.2.4
Synchronous Playback ..................................................................................... 87
4.2.5
VCA Playback ................................................................................................... 88
4.2.6
Fisheye Playback.............................................................................................. 89
Chapter 5
Event Management ................................................................................................. 92
5.1
Configuring Motion Detection Alarm ...................................................................... 92
5.2
Configuring Video Tampering Alarm ....................................................................... 95
5.3
Configuring PIR Alarm ............................................................................................. 96
5.4
Configuring Video Loss Alarm ................................................................................. 97
5.5
Configuring Audio Exception Alarm ........................................................................ 99
5.6
Configuring Defocus Detection Alarm ................................................................... 100
5.7
Configuring Face Detection Alarm ........................................................................ 101
5.8
Configuring Line Crossing Detection Alarm ........................................................... 102
5.9
Configuring Intrusion Detection Alarm ................................................................. 104
5.10
Configuring Scene Change Alarm .......................................................................... 106
5.11
Configuring VCA Detection Alarm ......................................................................... 107
5.12
Configuring Alarm Input Linkage ........................................................................... 108
5.13
Configuring Device Exception Linkage................................................................... 110
5.14
Viewing Alarm and Event Information .................................................................. 110
Chapter 6
E-map Management .............................................................................................. 114
6.1
Adding an E-map ................................................................................................... 114
6.2
The Hot Spot Function .......................................................................................... 116
6.2.1
Adding Hot Spots ........................................................................................... 116
6.2.2
Modifying Hot Spots...................................................................................... 117
6.2.3
Previewing Hot Spots .................................................................................... 118
6.3
The Hot Region Function ....................................................................................... 119
6.3.1
Adding Hot Regions ....................................................................................... 119
6.3.2
Modifying Hot Regions .................................................................................. 119
6.3.3
Previewing Hot Regions................................................................................. 120
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Chapter 7
7.1
7.2
7.3
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
9.1
EZVIZ Cloud P2P .................................................................................................... 121
Registering an EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account............................................................... 121
Logging into EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account .................................................................. 122
Device Management ............................................................................................. 123
VCA Devices Management .................................................................................... 125
Transcoder Management ...................................................................................... 128
Adding Encoding Device to the Transcoder........................................................... 128
9.1.1
Adding the Transcoder to the Client Software .............................................. 128
9.1.2
Importing the Encoding Channel to the Transcoder ..................................... 129
9.2
Configuring the Transcoded Stream Parameters................................................... 130
9.3
Operating the Transcoded Stream ........................................................................ 131
Chapter 10
Log Management .................................................................................................. 133
Chapter 11
Account Management and System Configuration................................................. 136
11.1
Account Management ........................................................................................... 136
11.2
System Configuration ............................................................................................ 138
11.2.1 General Settings ............................................................................................ 138
11.2.2 Image Settings ............................................................................................... 140
11.2.3 File Saving Path Settings ................................................................................ 140
11.2.4 Keyboard and Joystick Shortcuts Settings ..................................................... 141
11.2.5 Alarm Sound Settings .................................................................................... 142
11.2.6 Email Settings ................................................................................................ 143
Chapter 12
Forwarding Video Stream through Stream Media Server ..................................... 144
12.1
Adding the Stream Media Server .......................................................................... 144
12.2
Adding Cameras to Stream Media Server to Forward Video Stream .................... 145
Chapter 13
Decoding and Displaying Video on Video Wall...................................................... 147
13.1
Adding the Encoding Device.................................................................................. 147
13.2
Adding the Decoding Device ................................................................................. 149
13.3
Configuring Video Wall Settings ............................................................................ 150
13.3.1 Linking Decoding Output with Video Wall .................................................... 150
13.3.2 Multi-screen Display ...................................................................................... 152
13.3.3 Configuring Background ................................................................................ 153
13.3.4 Configuring Virtual LED ................................................................................. 154
13.4
Displaying Video on Video Wall............................................................................. 155
13.4.1 Decoding and Displaying ............................................................................... 155
13.4.2 Windowing and Roaming Settings ................................................................ 157
13.4.3 Configuring Playback ..................................................................................... 159
13.4.4 Configuring Cycle Decoding........................................................................... 160
13.5
Configuring Video Wall Controller......................................................................... 160
13.5.1 Adding the Video Wall Controller.................................................................. 160
13.5.2 Linking Output with Video Wall .................................................................... 161
13.5.3 Configuring Virtual LED ................................................................................. 162
13.5.4 Configuring Video Wall Screens .................................................................... 163
13.5.5 Displaying Video on Video Wall..................................................................... 164
13.5.6 Configuring Plan ............................................................................................ 165
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Chapter 14
Heat Map............................................................................................................... 167
Chapter 15
People Counting Statistics ..................................................................................... 169
Chapter 16
Web Browsing ....................................................................................................... 171
16.1
Login ...................................................................................................................... 171
16.2
Device Management ............................................................................................. 172
16.3
Live View ............................................................................................................... 177
16.4
Playback ................................................................................................................ 181
16.5
Account Management ........................................................................................... 184
16.6
System Configuration ............................................................................................ 185
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................ 187
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Chapter 1 Overview
1.1 Description
iVMS-4200 is a versatile video management software for the DVRs, NVRs, IP cameras, encoders,
decoders, VCA device, alarm host, etc. It provides multiple functionalities, including real-time live view,
video recording, remote search and playback, file backup, alarm receiving, etc., for the connected
devices to meet the needs of monitoring task. With the flexible distributed structure and easy-to-use
operations, the client software is widely applied to the surveillance projects of medium or small scale.
This user manual describes the function, configuration and operation steps of iVMS-4200 software. To
ensure the properness of usage and stability of the software, please refer to the contents below and
read the manual carefully before installation and operation.
1.2 Running Environment
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows
Server 2008 / Windows Server 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit)
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or above
Memory: 1G or above
Video Card: RADEON X700 Series or above
GPU: 256 MB or above
Notes:

For high stability and good performance, these above system requirements must be met.

The software does not support 64-bit operating system; the above mentioned 64-bit operating
system refers to the system which supports 32-bit applications as well.
1.3 Function Modules
Control Panel of iVMS-4200:
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Menu Bar:
Open Captured picture
File
System
View
Open Video File
Open Log File
Search and view the video files recorded on local PC.
View the backup log files.
Exit
Exit the iVMS-4200 client software.
Lock
Lock screen operations. Log in the client again to unlock.
Switch User
Switch the login user.
Import System Config File
Import client configuration file from your computer.
Export System Config File
Export client configuration file to your computer.
1024*768
Display the window at size of 1024*768 pixels.
1280*1024
Display the window at size of 1280*1024 pixels.
1440*900
Display the window at size of 1440*900 pixels.
1680*1050
Display the window at size of 1680*1050 pixels.
Maximize
Display the window in maximum mode.
Control Panel
Main View
Remote Playback
E-map
Auxiliary Screen Preview
Tool
Search and view the captured pictures stored on local PC.
Enter Control Panel interface.
Open Main View page.
Open Remote Playback page.
Open E-map page.
Open Auxiliary Screen Preview window.
Device Management
Open the Device Management page.
Event Management
Open the Event Management page.
Record Schedule
Account Management
Log Search
System Configuration
Open the Record Schedule page.
Open the Account Management page.
Open the Log Search page.
Open the System Configuration page.
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Broadcast
Device Arming Control
I/O Control
Batch Wiper Control
Batch Time Sync
Player
Message Queue
Open Wizard
Open Video Wall Wizard
Help
User Manual (F1)
About
Language
Select camera to start broadcasting.
Set the arming status of devices.
Turn on/off the alarm output.
Batch starting or stopping the wipers of the devices.
Batch time synchronization of the devices.
Open the player to play the video files.
Display the information of Email message to be sent.
Open the guide for the client configuration.
Open the guide for the video wall configuration.
Click to open the User Manual; you can also open the User
Manual by pressing F1 on your keyboard.
View the basic information of the client software.
Select the language for the client software and reboot the
software to activate the settings.
The iVMS-4200 client software is composed of the following function modules:
The Main View module provides live view of network cameras and video encoders, and
supports some basic operations, such as picture capturing, recording, PTZ control, etc.
The Remote Playback module provides the search, playback, export of record files.
The Video Wall module provides the management of decoding device and video wall and
the function of displaying the decoded video on video wall.
The E-map module provides the displaying and management of E-maps, alarm inputs, hot
regions and hot spots.
The Device Management module provides the adding, modifying and deleting of different
devices and the devices can be imported into groups for management.
The Event Management module provides the settings of arming schedule, alarm linkage
actions and other parameters for different events.
The Record Schedule module provides the schedule settings for recording.
The Account Management module provides the adding, modifying and deleting of user
accounts and different permissions can be assigned for different users.
The Log Search module provides the query of system log files and the log files can be
filtered by different types.
The System Configuration module provides the configuration of general parameters, file
saving paths, alarm sounds and other system settings.
The Heat Map module provides the display of the heat map statistics.
The People Counting module provides the display of the heat map statistics.
The Video Wall module only displays when Decoding Device is enabled for adding to the client. For
details, please refer to Chapter 13 Decoding and Displaying Video on Video Wall.
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The function modules are easily accessed by clicking the navigation buttons on the control panel or by
selecting the function module from the View or Tool menu.
You can check the information, including current user, network usage, CPU usage, memory usage and
time, in the upper-right corner of the main page.
1.4 Updates Instruction
Multiple newly-designed functions are offered in the latest iVMS-4200 client software. You can get a
brief view of the updates instruction from the following contents.

Support Adding Device in Batch
The devices can be added to the software in batch by inputting the device information in the
pre-defined CSV file.

Support Generating QR Code
For, the QR code of the devices can be generated. You can add the device to your mobile
client software by using the mobile client software to scan the QR code.

Newly-designed Remote Playback Page
The brand new remote playback page provides friendlier GUI for operation of playing and
searching record files.

Heat Map and People Counting Statistics
The statistics of heat map device and people counting device can be stored and displayed in
various forms.
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Chapter 2 Live View
2.1 User Registration and Login
For the first time to use iVMS-4200 client software, you need to register a super user for login.
If the port 80 of your PC is occupied by other service, a dialog box will pop up. You should change the
port No. to other value to ensure the proper running of the software.
Steps:
1.
Input the super user name and password.
2.
Confirm the password.
3.
Optionally, check the checkbox Enable Auto-login to log into the software automatically.
4.
Click Register. Then, you can log into the software as the super user.

A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > |. And the length of
the password cannot be less than 6 characters.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
When opening iVMS-4200 after registration, you can log into the client software with the registered
user name and password.
Steps:
1.
Input the user name and password you registered.
If you forget your password, please click Forgot Password and remember the encrypted string in
the pop-up window. Contact your dealer and send the encrypted string to him to reset your
password.
2.
Optionally, check the checkbox Enable Auto-login to log into the software automatically.
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3.
Click Login.
After running the client software, a wizard will pop up to guide you to add the device and do some
basic settings. For detailed configuration about the wizard, please refer to the Quick Start Guide of
iVMS-4200.
2.2 Adding the Device
Purpose:
After running the iVMS-4200, devices including network cameras, video encoders, DVRs, NVRs,
decoder, etc., should be added to the client for the remote configuration and management, such as
live view, playback, alarm settings, etc.
Perform the following steps to enter the Device Adding interface:
1.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click Tools->Device Management to open the Device Management page.
2.
Click the Server tab.
3.
Click Encoding Device to enter Encoding Device Adding interface.
Here we take the adding of encoding device as an example.
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You can add the device in the following ways:

By detecting the online devices, see Section 2.2.1 Adding Online Devices.

By specifying the device IP address or domain name, see Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually.

By specifying an IP segment, see Section 2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment.

By IP Server, see Section 2.2.4 Adding Devices by IP Server.

By HiDDNS, see Section 2.2.5 Adding Devices by HiDDNS.

Batch Adding Devices, see Section 2.2.6 Batch Adding Devices.
2.2.1 Adding Online Devices
Purpose:
The active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed on the
Online Device area. You can click the Refresh Every 15s button to refresh the information of the
online devices.
You can click
to hide the Online Device area.
Steps:
1.
Select the devices to be added from the list.
2.
Click Add to Client to open the device adding dialog box.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address. The IP address of the device is obtained automatically in
this adding mode.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
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installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add Offline
Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm input number,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it
automatically.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
Add Multiple Online Devices
If you want to add multiple online devices to the client software, click and hold Ctrl key to select
multiple devices, and click Add to Client to open the device adding dialog box. In the pop-up message
box, enter the user name and password for the devices to be added.
Add All the Online Devices
If you want to add all the online devices to the client software, click Add All and click OK in the pop-up
message box. Then enter the user name and password for the devices to be added.
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Modify Network Information
Select the device from the list, click Modify Netinfo, and then you can modify the network
information of the selected device.
You should enter the admin password the device in the Password field of the pop-up window to
modify the parameters.
Restore Default Password
Select the device from the list, click Restore Default Password, input the security code, and then you
can restore the default password of the selected device.
The security code is returned after you send the data and serial No. of the device to the manufacturer.
2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually
Steps:
1.
Click Add Device to open the device adding dialog box.
2.
Select IP/Domain as the adding mode.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address or domain name.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
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properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add Offline
Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm input number,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it
automatically.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment
Steps:
1.
Click Add Device to open the device adding dialog box.
2.
Select IP Segment as the adding mode.
3.
Input the required information.
Start IP: Input a start IP address.
End IP: Input an end IP address in the same network segment with the start IP.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
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Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device IP. All the
channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add Offline
Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm input number,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it
automatically.
5.
Click Add, and the device of which the IP address is between the start IP and end IP will be added
to the device list.
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2.2.4 Adding Devices by IP Server
Steps:
1.
Click Add Device to open the device adding dialog box.
2.
Select IP Server as the adding mode.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: Input the IP address of the PC that installs the IP Server.
Device ID: Input the device ID registered on the IP Server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add Offline
Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm input number,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it
automatically.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
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2.2.5 Adding Devices by HiDDNS
Steps:
1.
Click Add Device to open the device adding dialog box.
2.
Select HiDDNS as the adding mode.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: www.hik-online.com.
Device Domain Name: Input the device domain name registered on HiDDNS server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
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iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add Offline
Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm input number,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it
automatically.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
2.2.6 Batch Adding Devices
Purpose:
The devices can be added to the software in batch by inputting the device information in the
pre-defined CSV file.
Steps:
1.
Click Add Device to open the device adding dialog box.
2.
Select Batch Import as the adding mode.
3.
Click Export Template and save the pre-defined template (CVS file) on your PC.
4.
Open the exported template file and input the required information of the devices to be added
on the corresponding column.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Adding Mode: You can input 0, 2, or 3 which indicated different adding modes. 0 indicates that
the device is added by IP address or domain name; 2 indicates that the device is added via IP
server; 3 indicates that the device is added via HiDDNS.
Address: Edit the address of the device. If you set 0 as the adding mode, you should input the IP
address or domain name of the device; if you set 2 as the adding mode, you should input the IP
address of the PC that installs the IP Server; if you set 3 as the adding mode, you should input
www.hik-online.com.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
Device Information: If you set 0 as the adding mode, this field is not required; if you set 2 as the
adding mode, input the device ID registered on the IP Server; if you set 3 as the adding mode,
input the device domain name registered on HiDDNS server.
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User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
If the default password of the device has not been changed, the software will prompt you to
change it for security purpose.
Add Offline Device: You can input 1 to enable adding the offline device, and then the software
will automatically connect it when the offline device comes online. 0 indicates disabling this
function.
Export to Group: You can input 1 to create a group by the device name (nickname). All the
channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default. 0 indicates
disabling this function.
Channel Number: If you set 1 for Add Offline Device, input the channel number of the device. If
you set 0 for Add Offline Device, this field is not required.
Alarm Input Number: If you set 1 for Add Offline Device, input the alarm input number of the
device. If you set 0 for Add Offline Device, this field is not required.
5.
6.
Click
and select the template file.
Click Add to import the devices.
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The devices will be displayed on the device list for management after added successfully. You can
check the resource usage, HDD status, recording status, and other information of the added devices
on the list.
Click Refresh All to refresh the information of all added devices. You can also input the device name in
the filter field for search.
Select device from the list, click Modify/Delete, and then you can modify/delete the information of
the selected device.
Select device from the list, click Remote Config, and then you can do some remote configurations of
the selected device if needed. For detailed settings about the remote configuration, please refer to
the User Manual of the devices.
2.2.7 QR Code of Encoding Devices
Purpose:
For encoding devices, the QR code of the devices can be generated. You can add the device to
your mobile client software by using the mobile client software to scan the QR code. For adding
the devices to your mobile client software, please refer to the User Manual of the mobile client
software.
Check the QR Code
On the device list, double-click a device, the information and QR code of the device will be
displayed.
Or you can click to select a device and click QR Code to pop up the QR code window of the
device.
You can also click and hold the Ctrl key to select multiple devices, and click QR Code to pop up
the QR code window of the devices. In this way, you can add multiple devices at the same time
by scanning the QR code.
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2.3 Group Management
Purpose:
The devices added should be organized into groups for a convenient management. You can get the live
view, play back the record files, and do some other operations of the device through the group.
Before you start:
Devices need to be added to the client software for group management.
Perform the following steps to enter the Group Management interface:
1.
Open the Device Management page.
2.
Click the Group tab to enter the Group Management interface.
Adding the Group
Steps:
1.
Click
to open the Add Group dialog box.
2.
Input a group name as you want.
3.
Click OK to add the new group to the group list.
You can also check the checkbox Create Group by Device Name to create the new group by the
name of the selected device.
Importing Encoding Device to Group
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Steps:
1.
Click Import on Group Management interface, and then click the Encoding Channel tab to open
the Import Encoding Channel page.
You can also select Alarm Input tab and import the alarm inputs to group.
2.
Select the thumbnails/names of the cameras in the thumbnail/list view.
3.
Select a group from the group list.
4.
Click Import to import the selected cameras to the group.
You can also click Import All to import all the cameras to a selected group.


You can also click the icon
on the Import Encoding Channel page to add a new group.
Up to 64 cameras can be added to one group.
The following buttons are available on the Import Encoding Channel page:
List View
View the camera in list view.
Thumbnail View
View the camera in thumbnail view.
Refresh
Refresh the latest information of added cameras.
Import
Create a group named as device name-Encoding Channel
(Alarm Input) and import the device to group.
Collapse/Expand
Collapse/Expand the thumbnails of cameras.
Modifying the Group/Camera
Steps:
1.
Select the group/camera from the group list on the Import Encoding Channel page.
2.
Move the mouse to the camera/group and click
, or double-click the group/camera name to
open Modify Group/Camera dialog box.
3.
Edit the group/camera information, including the group/camera name, the stream type, etc.
Video Stream: Select the stream for the camera as desired.
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Protocol Type: Select the transmission protocol for the camera.
Stream Media Server: Configure to get stream of the camera via stream media server. You can
select and manage the available stream media server.
Copy to…: Copy the configured parameters to other camera(s).
Refresh: Get a new captured picture for the live view of the camera.
For video stream and protocol type, the new settings will take effect after you reopen the live
view of the camera.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
You can also double-click the group/camera name on the Group Management interface to open
the Modify Group/Camera dialog box.
Removing Cameras from the Group
Steps:
1.
Select the camera from the group list on the Import Encoding Channel page.
2.
Move the mouse to the camera and click
to remove the camera from the group.
You can also select the camera on the Group Management interface, and then click Delete to
remove the camera from the group.
Select the group from the group list on the Import Encoding Channel page, move the mouse to
the group and click
and you can remove all the cameras from the group.
Deleting the Group
Steps:
1.
Select the group on the Group Management interface
2.
Click Delete Group, or move the mouse to the group and click the icon
, the selected group
and the resource under it will be deleted.
2.4 Basic Operations in Live View
Purpose:
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For the surveillance task, you can view the live video of the added network cameras and video
encoders on the Main View page. And some basic operations are supported, including picture
capturing, manual recording, PTZ control, etc.
Before you start:
A camera group is required to be defined for live view.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click View->Main View to open the Main View page.
Main View Page
1 View List
2 Camera List
3 PTZ Control Panel
4 Display Window of Live View
5 Live View Toolbar
Camera Status:
The camera is online and works properly.
The camera is in live view.
The camera is in recording status.
The camera is offline.
If event (e.g., motion detection) is detected for the camera, the camera icon will display as
the group icon will show as
.
and
Live View Toolbar:
On the Main View page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
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Save View
Save the new settings for the current view.
Save View as
Save the current view as another new view.
Stop Live View
Stop the live view of all cameras.
Mute/Audio On
Turn off/on the audio in live view
Resume/Pause
Auto-switch
Show /Hide the Menu
Click to resume/pause the auto-switch in live view.
Show/Hide the configuration menu of auto-switch. Click again to
hide.
Previous
Go for live view of the previous page.
Next
Go for live view of the next page.
Window Division
Set the window division.
Full Screen
Display the live view in full-screen mode. Press ESC to exit.
Right-click on the display window in live view to open the Live View Management Menu:
The following buttons are available on the right-click Live View Management Menu:
Stop Live View
Stop the live view in the display window.
Capture
Capture the picture in the live view process.
Print Captured Picture
Capture the current picture and then print the picture.
Send Email
Start/Stop Recording
Open PTZ Control
Capture the current picture and then send an Email notification to
one or more receivers. The captured picture can be attached.
Start/Stop the manual recording. The record file is stored in the PC.
Enable PTZ control function on the display window. Click again to
disable the function.
Enable the auto-tracking function of the speed dome. Then the
Enable Auto-tracking
speed dome will track the object appearing on the video
automatically. This button is only available for the speed dome that
supports the auto-tracking function.
Open Digital Zoom
Switch to Instant
Playback
Start/Stop Two-way
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable the function.
Switch to instant playback mode.
Click to start/stop the two-way audio with the device in live view.
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Audio
Start/Stop IP Two-way
Audio
Enable/Disable Audio
Camera Status
Remote Config
VCA Config
Click to start/stop the two-way audio with the camera in live view.
This button is only available for the camera that supports the IP
two-way audio function.
Click to enable/disable the audio in live view.
Display the status of the camera in live view, including the recording
status, signal status, connection number, etc.
Open the remote configuration page of the camera in live view.
Enter the VCA configuration interface of the device if it is VCA
device.
Synchronization
Sync the camera in live view with the PC running the client software.
Batch Time Sync
Set time synchronization for devices in batch.
Enter the fisheye expansion mode. Only available when the device is
Fisheye Expansion
fisheye camera. For details, please refer to Section 2.4.7 Live View in
Fisheye Mode.
Start/Stop Speed
Dome linkage
Full Screen
Click to start/stop locating or tracking the target according to your
demand. Only available when the device is fisheye camera. For
details, please refer to Section 2.4.8 Starting Speed Dome Linkage.
Display the live view in full screen mode. Click the icon again to exit.
2.4.1 Starting and Stopping the Live View
Starting Live View for One Camera
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
3.
Optionally, click the
icon in live view toolbar to select the window division mode for live view.
Click-and-drag the camera to the display window,
or double-click the camera name after selecting the display window to start the live view.
You can click-and-drag the video of the camera in live view to another display window if needed.
Starting Live View for Camera Group
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Click-and-drag the group to the display window,
or double-click the group name to start the live view.
The display window number is self-adaptive to the camera number of the group.
Starting Live View in Default View Mode
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Purpose:
The video of the added cameras can be displayed in different view modes. 4 frequently-used default
view modes are selectable: 1-Screen, 4-Screen, 9-Screen and 16-Screen.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Click the icon
3.
Click to select the default view mode and the video of the added cameras will be displayed in a
to expand the default view list.
sequence in the selected view.
Click
, and you can save the default view as a custom view.
Move the mouse to the view and the following icons are available:
Start Instant Playback
Start the instant playback of the view.
Start Auto-switch
Start switching automatically of the view. For details,
please refer to Section 2.4.2 Auto-switch in Live View.
Starting Live View in Custom View Mode
Purpose:
The view mode can also be customized for the video live view.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Click the icon
to expand the custom view list. If there is custom view available, you can click
to start live view of the custom view.
3.
4.
Click
to create a new view.
Input the view name and click Add. The new view is of 4-Screen mode by default.
5.
Optionally, click the
view.
6.
Click-and-drag the camera/group to the display window,
icon in live view toolbar and select the screen layout mode for the new
or double-click the camera/group name in custom view mode to start the live view.
7.
Click the icon
custom view.
to save the new view. You can also click
to save the view as another
Move the mouse to the custom view and the following icons are available:
Edit View Name
Edit the name of the custom view.
Delete View
Delete the custom view.
Start Instant Playback
Start the instant playback of the view.
Stopping the Live View
Steps:
1.
Select the display window.
2.
Click the icon
display window,
that appears in the upper-right corner when the mouse pointer is over the
or click Stop Live View on the right-click menu to stop the live view of the display window.
You can also click the button
in live view toolbar to stop all the live view.
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2.4.2 Auto-switch in Live View
Camera Auto-switch
Purpose:
The video stream of the cameras from the same group will switch automatically in a selected display
window in camera auto-switch.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Select a display window for camera auto-switch.
3.
Click the icon
4.
Select a group and click the icon
5.
You can click the icon
in the toolbar and select or customize the switching interval.
/
on the group node.
to pause/resume the camera auto-switch.
Single View Auto-switch
Purpose:
The video of all the cameras on the camera list will switch automatically in a selected default view in
single view auto-switch.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Click the icon
3.
Select a default view and click the icon
4.
You can click the icon
in the toolbar and select or customize the switching interval.
/
on the selected view node.
to pause/resume the single view auto-switch.
Multi-view Auto-switch
Purpose:
The custom views will switch automatically in multi-view auto-switch. The custom views need to be
added before proceeding.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Click the icon
3.
Click the icon
4.
You can click the icon
in the toolbar and select the switching interval.
on the custom view node.
/
to pause/resume the multi-view auto-switch.
2.4.3 PTZ Control in Live View
The software provides PTZ control for cameras with pan/tilt/zoom functionality. You can set the preset,
patrol and pattern for the cameras on the PTZ Control panel. And you can also open window PTZ
control for the operations of PTZ cameras.
Click the icon
to expand the PTZ Control panel.
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The following buttons are available on the PTZ Control panel:
Zoom
Focus
Iris
Auxiliary Focus
3D Positioning
Light
Wiper
Lens Initialization
Menu
Manual Tracking

For the analog speed dome, you can click
to display its local menu. For detailed operation of
the menu, please refer to the User Manual of the speed dome.

For the speed dome with auto-tracking function, you can enable the auto-tracking (via right-click
menu) for it and then click
to manually track the target by clicking on the video.
Configuring the Preset
A preset is a predefined image position which contains information of pan, tilt, focus and other
parameters.
Perform the following steps to add a preset:
1.
Click the Preset button to enter the PTZ preset configuration panel.
2.
Click the direction buttons and other buttons on the PTZ control panel to steer the camera to the
desired view.
3.
4.
Select a PTZ preset number from the preset list and click
Input the name of the preset in the pop-up dialog box.
5.
Click OK to save the settings.
.
To call a configured preset, double-click the preset, or select the preset and click the icon
.
You also perform the following steps to call the preset.
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1.
Click to select a live view window.
2.
For preset 1-9, click the corresponding number key (e.g., 4) to call the preset.
For other presets, click “[”, number keys (e.g., 124), and “]” to call the preset.
To modify a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click the icon
To delete a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click the icon
.
.
Configuring the Pattern
A pattern is a memorized, repeating series of pan, tilt, zoom, and preset functions.
Perform the following steps to add a pattern:
1.
Click the Pattern button to enter the PTZ pattern configuration panel.
2.
3.
Click
to start recording of this pattern path.
Use the direction buttons to control the PTZ movement.
4.
5.
Click
to stop and save the pattern recording.
Click the icon
to call the pattern. To stop calling the pattern, click
.
Configuring the Patrol
A patrol is a scanning track specified by a group of user-defined presets, with the scanning speed
between two presets and the dwell time at the preset separately programmable.
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Two or more presets for one PTZ camera need to be added.
Perform the following steps to add and call a patrol:
1.
Click the Patrol button to enter the PTZ patrol configuration panel.
2.
Select a track number from the drop-down list.
3.
Click
4.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
5.
6.
Optionally, you can click
or
to edit or delete a preset in the patrol path.
Click the icon
to call the patrol. To stop calling the patrol, click .
to add a preset, and set the dwell time and patrol speed for the preset.

Up to 16 patrols can be configured.

The preset dwell time can be set to 1~30 sec, and the patrol speed can be set to level 1~40.
2.4.4 Manual Recording and Capture
Toolbar in Each Live View Display Window:
In each live view display window, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Capture
Start/Stop Recording
Switch to Instant
Playback
Capture the picture in the live view process. The capture picture
is stored in the PC.
Start/Stop manual recording. The record file is stored in the PC.
Switch to the instant playback mode.
Manual Recording in Live View
Purpose:
Manual Recording function allows you to record the live video on the Main View page manually and
the record files are stored in the local PC.
Steps:
1.
Move the mouse pointer to the display window in live view to show the toolbar.
2.
Click
in the toolbar of the display window or on the right-click Live View Management Menu
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to start the manual recording. The icon
3.
turns to
.
Click the icon
to stop the manual recording.
A prompt box with the saving path of the video files you just recorded will pop up if all the
operations succeed.

During the manual recording, an indicator
window.

The saving path of video files can be set on the System Configuration interface. For details, see
appears in the upper-right corner of the display
Section 11.2.3 File Saving Path Settings.
Viewing Local Record Files
Steps:
1.
Click File->Open Video File to open the Record Files page.
2.
Select the camera to be searched from the Camera Group list.
3.
4.
Click the icon
to specify the start time and end time for the search.
Click Search. The video files recorded between the start time and end time will be displayed.
Select the video file, and click Delete. You can delete the video file.
Select the video file, and click Email Linkage. You can send an Email notification with the selected
video file attached.
Select the video file, and click Save as. You can save a new copy of the video file.
To send an Email notification, the Email settings need to be configured before proceeding. For details,
see Section 11.2.6 Email Settings.
Double-click the video file and the video file can be played back locally.
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The following buttons are available on the local playback page:
CIF/4CIF
Display the video in cif/4cif resolution.
Full Screen
Display the local playback page in full screen mode.
Close
Close the local playback page of the record files.
Pause/Play
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Stop
Stop the playback of the record files.
Speed
Set the playback speed.
Single Frame
Play back the record files frame by frame.
Digital Zoom
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable.
Enable/Disable Audio
Click to enable/disable the audio in the local playback.
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
Capturing Picture in Live View
Steps:
1.
Move the mouse pointer to the display window in live view to show the toolbar.
2.
Click the icon
in the toolbar of the display window or on the right-click Live View
Management Menu.
A small window of the captured picture will be displayed to notify whether the capturing
operation is done or not.
The saving path of the captured pictures can be set on the System Configuration interface. For details,
see Section 11.2.3 File Saving Path Settings.
Viewing Captured Pictures
The pictures captured in live view are stored in the PC running the software. You can view the
captured pictures if needed.
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1.
Click File->Open Captured Picture to open the Captured Picture page.
2.
Select the camera to be searched from the Camera Group list.
3.
4.
Click the icon
to specify the start time and end time for the search.
Click Search. The pictures captured between the start time and end time will be displayed.
5.
Double-click the captured picture to enlarge it for a better view.
Select the captured picture, and click Print. You can print the selected picture.
Select the captured picture, and click Delete. You can delete the selected picture.
Select the captured picture, and click Email Linkage. You can send an Email notification with the
selected picture attached.
Select the captured picture, and click Save as. You can save a new copy of the selected picture.
2.4.5 Instant Playback
Purpose:
The record files can be played back instantly on the Main View page. Instant playback shows a piece of
the video which was remarkable, or which was unclear on the first sight. Thus, you can get an
immediate review if needed.
Before you start:
The video files need to be recorded on the storage devices, such as the SD/SDHC cards and HDDs on
the DVRs, NVRs, Network Cameras, etc., or on the storage servers.
Steps:
1.
Start the live view and move the mouse to the display window to show the toolbar. You can also
move the mouse to default view or custom view and click
the selected view.
to enable the instant playback of
2.
Click the icon
in the toolbar and a list of time periods pops up.
30s, 1 min, 3 min, 5 min, 8 min, and 10 min are selectable.
3.
Select a time period to start the instant playback.
Example: If the current time of the live view is 09:30:00, and you select 3 min, then the instant
playback will start from 09:27:00.
4.
Click the icon
again to stop the instant playback and go back for the live view.
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During the instant playback, an indicator
appears in the upper-right corner of the display window.
On the instant playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Reverse Playback
Pause/Start
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Playback
Stop Playback
Stop the playback of all cameras.
Slow Forward / Fast
Forward
Single Frame
(Reverse)
Play back the record file reversely.
Decrease / Increase the play speed of the playback.
Play back the record files frame by frame (reversely).
Right-click on the display window to open the Instant Playback Management Menu:
The following buttons are available on the right-click Instant Playback Management Menu:
Reverse Playback
Play back the record file reversely.
Pause/Play
Pause/Start the instant playback in the display window.
Stop
Stop the instant playback and return to the live view mode.
Fast Forward / Slow
Forward
Increase/Decrease the play speed of the instant playback.
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Single Frame (Reverse)
Play back the record file frame by frame (reversely).
Open Digital Zoom
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable the function.
Capture
Capture the picture in the instant playback process.
Print Captured Picture
Capture the current picture and then print the picture.
Send Email
Capture the current picture and then send an Email notification to
one or more receivers. The captured picture can be attached.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop clipping the record files.
Enable/Disable Audio
Click to turn on/off the audio in instant playback.
Switch to Live View
Switch to live view mode.
Full Screen
Display the instant playback in full screen mode. Click again to exit.
2.4.6 Custom Window Division
Purpose:
The client software provides multiple kinds of pre-defined window division. You can also set custom
window division as desired.
Steps:
1.
Click
on the live view toolbar and select
to pop up the custom window division
dialog box.
2.
Click Add to open the custom window division adding dialog box.
Up to 5 custom window divisions can be added.
3.
Set a name for the new window division as desired and click OK to save the settings.
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4.
5.
You can edit the name, window division (3x3, 4x4, 5x5) for it.
Click-and-drag you mouse to select the adjacent windows, and click Joint to joint them as a
whole window. You can also click Cancel to cancel the jointing.
6.
Click Save to confirm the settings. Click
click


to back to the Main View page. Then you can
and select the custom window division for playing live video.
You can also enter the Remote Playback page and perform the steps above to configure
the custom window division.
For remote playback, up to 16 windows can be played back at the same time. The
custom window division with more than 16 windows is invalid for playback.
2.4.7 Live View in Fisheye Mode
Purpose:
The live video of the camera can be played in fisheye expansion mode.
Steps:
1.
Start the live view (refer to Section 2.4.1 Starting and Stopping the Live View).
2.
Right-click on the video and select Fisheye Expansion. You can select the expand mode for
playback as desired.
For some devices, you can select the mounting type of the device and the related expand mode
will be listed.
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
Fisheye: In the Fisheye view mode, the whole wide-angle view of the camera is displayed.
This view mode is called Fisheye because it approximates the vision of a fish’s convex eye.
The lens produces curvilinear images of a large area, while distorting the perspective and
angles of objects in the image.

Panorama / Dual-180o Panorama / 360o Panorama: In the Panorama view mode, the
distorted fisheye image is transformed to normal perspective image by some calibration
methods.
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PTZ: The PTZ view is the close-up view of some defined area in the Fisheye view or
Panorama view, and it supports the electronic PTZ function, which is also called e-PTZ.
Each PTZ view is marked on the Fisheye view and Panorama view with a specific navigation
box. You can drag the navigation box on the Fisheye view or Panorama view to adjust the
PTZ view, or drag the PTZ view to adjust the view to the desired angle.
PTZ Control
In PTZ mode, you can use the PTZ control to adjust the PTZ window.
The PTZ panel varies according to different devices.

Select a PTZ window, and click one of the direction buttons to adjust the view angle.
Click-and-drag the No. label in the fisheye or panorama window will change the view angle of the
PTZ window as well.
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

Select a PTZ window, and click
to start auto-scan, and click it again to stop auto-scan.
: Drag the slider to adjust the speed for PTZ movement.
: Zoom in or zoom out the selected PTZ window by clicking
scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out.
or
. Or you can
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The preset is only supported by specific fisheye camera.
A preset is a user-defined monitor position/point. You can simply call the preset No. to change the
monitor scene to the defined position. Please follow the steps below to configure the preset.
Steps:
1.
Click Preset tab to enter the preset configuration interface.
2.
Select a PTZ window, and adjust the scene to the place you want to mark as a preset.
3.
Click
4.
(Optional) Click
to call the configured preset.
5.
(Optional) Click
to delete the configured preset.
, input the preset name, and click OK to save a preset.
Patrol
The preset is only supported by specific fisheye camera.
A patrol is a scanning track specified by a group of user-defined presets, with the scanning speed
between two presets and the dwell time at the preset separately programmable. Please follow the
steps below to configure the patrol.
At least 2 presets have to be configured before you configure the patrol.
Steps:
1.
Click patrol tab to enter the patrol configuration interface.
2.
Select a path No. from the drop-down list.
3.
Click
4.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
5.
Click
6.
Optionally, you can click

to add the configured presets, and set the dwell time and patrol speed for the preset.
to start the patrol, and click
or
to stop patrol.
to edit or delete a preset in the patrol path.
Up to 256 presets can be configured.
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
Up to 32 patrols can be set.
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The dwell time ranges from 1 to 120s.

The patrol speed ranges from 1 to 40.
2.4.8 Starting Speed Dome Linkage
Purpose:
The fisheye camera supports speed dome linkage function so as to locate or tracking the target
according to your demand.

This function in only supported by the specific fisheye camera.

A speed dome with the auto-tracking function is required to be installed near the fisheye
camera.
Steps:
1.
Right click on the panorama view and select Remote Config. Go to the Fisheye menu.
2.
Select the mounting type of the speed dome, and select the stream mode for the fisheye camera.
3.
Click Login to add the speed dome.
4.
Input the device IP address, port No., username, password, and click Login.
5.
Click PTZ Control, and use the direction arrows to adjust the speed dome to a horizontal position.
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If the speed dome is adjusted to the horizontal position, the tilt degree is close to 0.
6.
Click Horizon Line to set a horizon line, and a message of “Setting horizontal line succeeded” pops
up if the line is set.
7.
Move the No.1 calibration cross to the middle area of the fisheye camera, and you will see a small
picture under the fisheye camera. Use the PTZ to adjust the speed dome to the same position,
and click Calibration 1 to finish a calibration setting.
8.
Move the No.2 calibration cross to the second position, and use the PTZ to adjust the speed dome
to the same position, and click Calibration 2 to finish the second calibration setting.
You can click Clear to delete the configured calibrations.
9.
Click Link to link the speed dome to the fisheye camera.
10. Click Tracking Parameters to select the tracking method.

The speed dome linkage works as the linkage method of the intrusion detection and line
crossing detection if any of those alarms is triggered.

Right click on the live view window of fisheye camera, and go to Remote
Config >Event >Intrusion/ Line Crossing to check the checkbox Smart Tracking to enable the
tracking function.
11. Click Save to save the settings
12. (Optional) You can also right click on the panorama view and select Start Speed Dome linkage.
Then you can make the speed dome to track target manually by clicking the target on the live
view of fisheye camera.
If you want to see the speed dome linkage, you should add the speed dome to the software
(Section 2.2 Adding the Device) and start live view (Section 2.4.1 Starting and Stopping the Live
View) of it.
2.4.9 Other Functions in Live View
There are some other functions supported in the live view, including digital zoom, two-way audio,
camera status and synchronization.
Auxiliary Screen Preview
The live video can be displayed on different auxiliary screens for the convenient preview of multiple
monitoring scenes. Up to 3 auxiliary screens are supported.
Digital Zoom
Use the left key of mouse to drag a rectangle area in the lower-right/upper-left direction, and then the
rectangle area will zoom in/out.
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Channel-zero
For the channel-zero of the device, you can hold the Ctrl key and double-click to display the specific
channel. Hold the Ctrl key and double-click again to restore.
Two-way Audio
Two-way audio function enables the voice talk of the camera. You can get not only the live video but
also the real-time audio from the camera. This two-way audio can be used for only one camera at one
time.
Camera Status
The camera status, such as recording status, signal status, connection number, etc., can be detected
and displayed for check. The status information refreshes every 10 seconds.
Synchronization
The synchronization function provides a way to synchronize the device clock with the PC which runs
the client software.
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Chapter 3 Video Intercom
3.1 System Configuration
After running the iVMS-4200, enter Control Panel -> Maintenance and Management -> System
Configuration -> Video Intercom to configure the video intercom parameters accordingly.
You can configure the ringtone, Max. ring duration, Max. speaking time with indoor station and
Max. speaking time with door station.
3.2 Device Management
Device management includes device activation, adding device, editing device, deleting device
and remote configuration. Please refer to 2.2 for detailed information.
Purpose:
After running the iVMS-4200, door stations, indoor stations, master stations and other video
intercom devices should be added to the client for remote configuration and management.
Steps:
1. After installing the software, run the software and click
on the control panel to enter
the main interface of video intercom batch configuration tool software.
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2. Click the
icon on the control panel, or click Tools->Device Management to open the
Device Management page.
3. Click the Server tab.
To add indoor station or master station:
1).
Click Add New Device Type to enter add new device type interface, select Video
Intercom device and click OK.
2).
In the Server tab, Video Intercom Device will display, select
add indoor station and master station.
To add door station:
In the Server tab, select
and
and add door station.
4. The active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed on
the Online Device area. You can click the Refresh Every 15s button to refresh the information
of the online devices.
5. Select the devices to be added from the list.
6. Click Add to Client to open the device adding dialog box.
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7. Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address. The IP address of the device is obtained automatically
in this adding mode.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.
8. Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
iVMS-4200 also provides a method to add the offline devices. Check the checkbox Add
Offline Device, input the required information and the device channel number and alarm
input number, and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will
connect it automatically.
9. Click Add to add the device.
Add Multiple Online Devices
If you want to add multiple online devices to the client software, click and hold Ctrl key to select
multiple devices, and click Add to Client to open the device adding dialog box. In the pop-up
message box, enter the user name and password for the devices to be added.
Add All the Online Devices
If you want to add all the online devices to the client software, click Add All and click OK in the
pop-up message box. Then enter the user name and password for the devices to be added.
Modify Network Information
Select the device from the list, click Modify Netinfo, and then you can modify the network
information of the selected device.
You should enter the admin password of the device in the Password field of the pop-up
window to modify the parameters.
Restore Default Password
Select the device from the list, click Restore Default Password, input the security code, and then
you can restore the default password of the selected device.
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The security code is returned after you send the data and serial No. of the device to the
manufacturer.
3.3 Remote Configuration of Video Intercom
Devices
After adding the video intercom devices, In the device list area, select a device and click
or
to enter the remote configuration interface.
3.3.1 System
Click
on the remote configuration interface to display the device information: Device
Information, General, Time, System Maintenance, User, RS485.
Device Information
Click
to enter device basic information interface. You can view the device type,
serial No. and version information.
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General
Click
to enter device information interface. You can view and edit the device name
and device ID.
Time
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the time setting interface.
2. Check the
checkbox to enable NTP. Input the server address, NTP Port and
synchronization interval. Click Apply to accomplish the time setting.
The default Port No. is 123. The default synchronization interval is 60 min.
System Maintenance
Purpose:
You can operate the system management and remote upgrading.
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the system maintenance interface.
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2. Click
system.
and the system reboot dialog box pops up. Click Yes to reboot the
3. Click
to restore the default parameters.
4. Click
status.
5. Click
configuration files.
to restore all parameters of device and reset the device to inactive
and the import file window pops up. Select the path of remote
6. Click Open to import the remote configuration file. The configuration file is imported and the
device will auto-reboot.
7. Click
and the export file window pops up. Select the save path of remote
configuration files and click Save to export the configuration file.
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8. Click
to select upgrade file and click
to remote upgrade the device. The process of
remote upgrade will be displayed in the process bar.
 Click Restore Default Settings, the device will be restore to default settings. But the network
parameters will not be restored.
 Click Restore All, the device will be restore to default settings and the network parameters will
be restored too. The device will be reset to inactivated status.
User
Purpose:
You can edit the password to log in the device.
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the delete, add or edit user interface.
2. Select the user to edit and click
to enter the user parameter interface.
3. Input new password and confirm password in the textbox, and click Apply to accomplish the
editing of password.
 The new password and confirm password should be identical.
 After editing the password of device, click
button from the device list, the added device
will not be there. You should add the device again with new password to operate the remote
configuration.
RS485
Step:
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Click
to enter the RS485 setting interface. You can view and edit the RS485 parameters
of the device.
3.3.2 Video Intercom
Device Number Configuration
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the room number configuration interface.
2. Input the Room No. of indoor station.
3. Select Yes from the dropdown list of Auto Login and click Apply to enable the Number
Configuration.
 For main door station (V Series), the serial No. is 0. For sub door station (V Series), the serial
No. is higher than 0. Serial No. range from 1 to 99. For each villa, at least one main door station
(V Series) should be configured, and sub door stations (V Series) can be customized.
 Select doorphone as device type, and the serial No. is not necessary to configure. Please utilize
the doorphone along with the main door station (V Series or D Series).
 The models DS-KV8102-1C, DS-KV8102-2C and DS-KV8102-1A are supported for using as
doorphone and door station (V Series). The models DS-KV8202-1A, DS-KV8402-1A are
supported for using only as door station (V Series).
Time Parameters
Step:
Click
to enter the time parameters interface. You can configure the maximum ring
duration and maximum live view time.
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 Maximum ring duration is the maximum duration of indoor station when it is called without
being received. The range of maximum ring duration varies from 15s~60s.
 Maximum live view time is the maximum time of playing live view of the indoor station. The
range of maximum live view time varies from 10s~60s.
Password
Step:
Click
to enter the change password interface. You can change the admin password,
arming/disarming password, unlocking password and duress code.
Access Control and Elevator
Step:
Click
to enter the interface of setting parameters of access control and elevator.
You can configure the parameters of access control and elevator.
This function only applies to door stations.
IO In and Out
Step:
Click
to enter the IO in and out interface.
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 There are 4 IO Input Terminals, Terminal 1~4 correspond to ALARM_1~ALARM_4 interfaces of
door station. You can enable/disable IO In or set IO In as door magnetic or door switch by
selecting from the dropdown list.
 There is only 1 IO Output Terminals, which corresponds to DR_NC/DR_COM/DR_NO interface
of door station. You can enable/disable IO Out or set IO Out as electric lock by selecting from
the dropdown list.
 This function only applies to door stations.
Volume In and Out
Step:
Click
to enter the volume in and out interface. Slide the slider to adjust the
volume input and volume output.
This function only applies to door stations.
Calling Buttons
Step:
Click Calling Buttons to enter the calling buttons settings interface. Select the calling buttons to
set the corresponding floor No. and room No. and click Apply to save the settings.
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This function only applies to door stations.
Zone
Step:
Click
to enter the zone settings interface. You can configure the zone No, zone type,
alarm type, NO/NC and enter/exit delay of zone settings
 When the zone type is set to be Instant Alarm, only under arming mode, the indoor station
will receive alarm message when the detector is triggered. Under disarming mode, it will not
receive alarm message when the detector is triggered.
 When the zone type is set to be 24H Alarm, the indoor station will receive alarm message
when the detector is triggered no matter it is under arming mode or disarming mode.
 When the zone type is set to be Delay Alarm, only under arming mode, the indoor station will
receive alarm message when the detector is triggered. Under disarming mode, it will not
receive alarm message when the detector is triggered.
 After setting enter delay time, if the OK button is pressed within the enter delay time after the
alarm, the alarm event will not be uploaded to the management center; if the OK button is not
pressed within the enter delay time after the alarm, the alarm event will be uploaded to the
management center.
 The exit delay is the time between you enable the arming mode and the arming takes effect.
 This function only applies to indoor stations.
IP Camera Information
Purpose:
You can add, delete and modify network IP cameras with two ways of getting stream: direct or
URL. You can also import and export the IP camera information.
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the IP camera information interface (the IP camera information
interface is shown in the figure below).
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1). Click
to add IP camera. Select Direct from the dropdown list of getting stream.
2). Input the Device Name, IP Address, Port No., User Name and Password.
1). Click
to add IP camera. Select URL from the dropdown list of getting stream.
2). Input the device name, URL Address.
2. Click OK to accomplish the adding.
This function only applies to door stations.
3.3.3 Network
Local Network Configuration
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the local network configuration interface (the local network
configuration interface is shown in the figure below).
2. Set the new IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address and Port No., and click Apply to
accomplish the local network configuration setting.
 The default Port No. is 8000.
 After editing the local network parameters of device, you should add the devices to the device
list again.
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Linked Devices Network Configuration
Purpose:
In the linked devices network configuration interface, you can configure the network parameters
of master stations, SIP servers and management centers of the same LAN. The devices can be
linked to the door station and realize the linkage between these devices.
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the devices network configuration interface (the linked devices
network configuration interface is shown in the figure below).
2. Select the device type from the dropdown list and input the Master Station IP Address, Door
Station IP Address, SIP Server Address, Management Center IP Address and Port No..
3. Click Apply to link the master station, SIP server and management center to the device.
 After adding master station IP Address, the linkage between indoor station and master station
can be realized.
 After adding the door station IP Address, the video intercom between indoor stations of same
building can be realized.
 After adding SIP Server Address IP, the video intercom of same community: video intercom
between indoor stations of different building, calling indoor station from outer door station and
video intercom between management center and indoors.
 After adding management center IP Address, the events can be uploaded to the management
center.
FTP
Steps:
1. Click
to enter the FTP parameter interface (the FTP parameter interface is shown in
the figure below).
2. Select IP Address from the dropdown list of Server mode, and input the FTP server IP Address,
Port No..
3. Check the checkbox to enable the anonymity (optional). Select the directory structure and
configure the separator, naming item and naming element.
4. Click Apply to accomplish the setting of FTP parameters.
 The default Port No. is 21.
 To enable anonymity or not is according to whether the FTP server enables anonymity.
 After configuring the FTP parameters, the capture pictures of door station will be uploaded to
the FTP server.
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3.3.4 Video Display
Steps:
1. Click
of
menu to enter the video parameters interface (the video
parameter interface is shown in the figure below).
2. Select the Camera No. and configure the format, hue, brightness, contrastness, saturation,
sharpness and denoising or click
to restore default settings.
3. Click Apply to accomplish the setting.
The live view of indoor station will be disabled.
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3.4 Live View of Device
Steps:
1. Enter the main view interface of iVMS-4200 client software to display the live view of door
station (V Series)
2. Right click on the live view interface to display the menu and select Unlock Door to remote
unlock the door.
3.5 Picture Storage
When the device is under armed status, it will auto capture after unlocking the door. If the
storage server is installed together with iVMS-4200 client software, the captured picture will be
uploaded to the storage server.
The device refers to V Series door station and D Series door station.
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3.6 Group Management
Enter Control Pane l-> Operation and Control -> Video Intercom -> Group Management to add,
edit, delete groups. 3 group types can be selected: building, outer door station and other. Here
we take the building as an example.
3.6.1 Assigning Devices to Group
1. Click
and select Group Management to enter the group management tab
page.
2. The group of the community is listed on the left, as shown in the figure below.
3. Select the group type and click
to add group, input the corresponding information
accordingly.
1). Select group type as Community and then Input the Project No., Community No., and
Building No. to set the community structure, as shown in the figure below.
2). Select group type as Outer Door Station and then input the outer door station name
(Range: 1-9) to set the outer door station, as shown in the figure below.
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3). Select group type as Other and then input the group name. For example, you can set group
as administrator, entrance guard and cleaning staff, etc.,
You can add group to Other and set different groups to assign cards to staff other than residents,
such as administrator, security guard and cleaning staff, etc.,. So you can assign corresponding
cards and configure their different permissions.
4. After setting the community, you can add devices to the list on the right. Click
to
enter the Add Resident Interface and the video intercom devices added to the client software
will be listed, as shown in the figure below.
5. Check the checkboxes of devices and input the Room No. of indoor stations and door station
No. to assign the devices to the community.
6. Click OK to save the setting.
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7. Select the indoor station or door station and click
to modify the room No. or the
door station No.. If you want to delete the assigned device, select the device and click
to delete it.
8. To add person in other groups, you should select a sub group from Other and then click
to add a person.
9. Input the name of the added person, and click OK to save the settings.
10. After adding the person, select the person and click
to modify the person’s name. If
you want to delete the assigned person, select the person and click
to delete it.
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3.6.2 Card Management
Purpose:
You can add unauthorized cards to the community and then you can assign the cards to the
corresponding indoor station and outdoor stations. For example, if there are 3 residents living in
Room 401, you can assign 3 cards to No. 401 Indoor Station. For each indoor station, you can
assign multiple cards, and you can assign these cards to the door station from same building.
Steps:
1. Click
and select Card Management to enter the card management tab page.
2. Select Unauthorized Card and click Add Card to add unauthorized cards.
3. Select adding mode to add cards in batch, add single card or with card reader. You can select
card type as resident card or other card.
4. Input the start card No. and end card No., click OK to accomplish the adding. The added card
information are listed in the unauthorized card interface, as shown in the figure below.
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5. Click
to enter the issue card interface, as shown in the figure below.
To add cards with card reader, a card reader is required (purchased separately).
To Assign Resident Cards:
1)
Select Community from the group list and the indoor stations of the community will be
listed in the resident list.
2)
Click
to assign cards to the indoor station. You can assign multiple cards to one
indoor station.
3)
Check the checkboxes of the cards you need to assign to the indoor station, and check the
checkbox of door stations, doorphones and outer door stations (only resident cards can
be assigned to indoor stations).
4)
Click Issue Card to complete the card issuing operation.
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To Assign Other Cards:
1)
Select Other from the group list and the added persons of the community will be listed in
the resident list.
2)
Click
person.
3)
Check the checkboxes of the cards you need to assign to the person, and check the
checkbox of door stations, doorphones and outer door stations (only other cards can be
assigned to person).
4)
Click Issue Card to complete the card issuing operation.
to assign cards to the organization. You can assign multiple cards to one
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To Delete Cards:
1)
Click
to enter the card issuing interface.
2)
Select the Community from groups to delete normal cards, and select Other from groups
to delete other cards.
3)
To cancel certain cards or single card, click the
the card selection interface.
4)
Cancel the checkbox(es) of assigned cards and check the checkbox(es) of door station(s)
to cancel the card(s).
5)
Click Issue Card to accomplish the operation.
button to enter
To Batch Import Unauthorized Cards:
1)
Click
to enter the batch import interface, as shown in the figure below.
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2)
Click
to export the template of the batch import file.
3)
Fill in the template of the batch import file and save it.
4)
Click
5)
Click OK to start importing the batch import file.
to select the batch import file and click Open.
To Batch Export Unauthorized Cards:
1)
After adding unauthorized cards, and click
.
2)
Select the saving file path and click Save.
3)
After batch exporting the unauthorized cards, the excel will be generated in the saving
directory.

You can cancel card from single or certain door stations by cancelling the checkboxes from
the device list.

To cancel all issued cards, check the checkboxes of Room No. / name, and click Cancel Card
to cancel all cards issued to the device. The card state will be reset to unauthorized card.
6. Click Normal Card to display normal card list. After issuing cards, the issued cards will be listed
in the normal card list, as shown in the figure below.
To assign the cards with card issuer, please connect the card reader DS-K1F100-D8 (purchased
separately) to PC via USB interface. Open iVMS-4200 and enter the directory of Video
Intercom->Card Management->Unauthorized Card->Add Card. Swipe the unauthorized card in
turn and the card No. will be read and added to the device automatically.
After issuing each card via iVMS-4200, the device plays the voice prompt: Issuing card finished.
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3.7 Intercom
3.7.1 Video Intercom with iVMS-4200 via Indoor Station
Purpose:
When the indoor station has been added to the client software, the video intercom with
iVMS-4200 via indoor station can be realized.
Steps:
1. Add the indoor station to the iVMS-4200 client software.
2. Make sure the SIP Server IP of the indoor station is not configured (or abnormal).
3. Press Center on the main interface of the indoor station.
When the SIP server IP of the indoor station is configured, press Center on the main interface of
the indoor station to call the master station.
3.7.2 Video Intercom with Indoor Station via iVMS-4200
3 ways of video calling indoor stations via Ivms-4200 can be realized.
Steps:
1. Enter Control Panel-> Operation and Control-> Video Intercom-> Intercom tab page.
Calling Resident by Room No.
1) Input the room No. of the indoor station in the dial keyboard on the right.
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The room No. should be in correct format. For example, 1-2-3-101 as Room 101, Building No.3,
Community No.2, Project No.1.
2) Click
to start video call with the indoor station.
Calling Resident from Community
1) Select the community from the groups on the left.
2) Double click the added resident from the resident list to call the resident.
3) The video call from client software with resident will be realized.
Calling Resident from Call Log
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1) Click the dial log on the below and select the log type to enter the dial log interface.
2) Click the Call button from the call logs to start video call with the indoor station.
3.7.3 Video Intercom with iVMS-4200 via Door Station
Purpose:
When the door station has been added to the client software, the video intercom with
iVMS-4200 via door station can be realized.
Steps:
1. Add the door station to the iVMS-4200 client software.
2. Make sure the SIP Server IP of the door station is not configured (or abnormal).
3. Press Calling Center Key on the door station.
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

When the SIP server IP of door station is configured, press Calling Center Key of the door
station to call the master station.
You can press the Unlock key to remote unlock the door station via iVMS-4200 while video
call is started by the door station. Answering the video call is optional for remote unlocking
the door station.
3.7.4 Call Log
Steps:
1. Enter Control Panel-> Operation and Control-> Video Intercom-> Intercom tab page.
2. Click to select the log type from the dial log and the selected dial logs will be listed in the dial
log list.
3. Click Call button to start video call with the indoor station.
4. Click
to clear all logs (optional).
3.8 Notice Management
3.8.5 Create Notice Information
Purpose:
You can create notice information and send it to residents.
Steps:
1. Click Create Notice Information to enter the create notice information interface.
2. Click Send To to enter the resident select interface.
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3. Select the resident to send the notice information, and click OK.
4. Input the subject, select the info type and add the picture (optional).
5. Input the information and click Send to send the notice.
No more than 63 letters (including space) can be input in the field of subject.
No more than 1023 letters (including space) can be input in the field of information.
Only picture with size smaller than 512KB and with format of jpg. can be added to the notice, and
no more than 6 pictures can be added to the same notice information.
3.8.6 Query Notice Information
Purpose:
You can search the notice information send to residents.
Steps:
1. Select Query Notice Information to enter query notice information interface.
2. Select the info type, input the subject, recipient, and set the start time and end time.
3. Click Query to search the notice information.
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4. Click Details to view the detailed information of selected notice. You can resend the notice
information failed to be received or unread by residents.
5. Click Export to export the notice information.
3.8.7 Query Call Logs
Steps:
1. Click Query Call Logs to enter query call logs interface.
2. Select the calling status, device type, and set the start time and end time.
3. Click Query to search the calling log.
4. Click Export to export the calling logs.
3.8.8 Query Unlocking Log
Steps:
1. Click Query Unlocking Logs to enter query unlocking logs interface.
2. Select the unlocking type, device type, and set the start time and end time.
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3. Click Query to search the unlocking log.
4. Click Export to export the unlocking logs.
3.9 Device Arming Control
Steps:
1. Select Tool->Device Arming Control to enter the device arming control interface.
2. Set the arming status of the device as armed, and the alarm information will be auto uploaded
to the client software when alarm occurs.
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After adding the device to the client software, it will be armed automatically.
Chapter 4 Remote Record Schedule
Settings and Playback
When the video storage devices are the HDDs, Net HDDs, SD/SDHC cards on the local device, or the
remote storage server connected, you can set the record schedule for the cameras for the continuous,
alarm triggered or command triggered recording. And the record files can be searched for the remote
playback.
4.1 Remote Recording
Purpose:
The video files can be recorded on the HDDs, Net HDDs, SD/SDHC cards on the local device, or the
storage server connected.
Click the
icon on the control panel, or click Tool->Record Schedule to open the Record
Schedule page.
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4.1.1 Recording on Storage Devices on the DVRs, NVRs, or
Network Cameras
Purpose:
Some local devices, including the DVRs, NVRs, and Network Cameras, provide storage devices such as
the HDDs, Net HDDs and SD/SDHC cards for record files. You can set a record schedule or capture
schedule for the channels of the local devices.
The pictures captured through the capture schedule are stored on the local device and can be
searched on the remote configuration page of the device.
Before you start:
The newly installed storage devices need to be formatted. Go to the remote configuration page of the
device, click Storage->General, select the HDD or SD/SDHC card, and click Format to initialize the
selected storage device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Record Schedule page.
2.
Select the camera in the Camera Group list.
3.
Check the checkbox Record Schedule / Capture Schedule under Local Recording to enable device
local recording or capture.
4.
Select the record schedule template from the drop-down list.
All-day Template: for all-day continuous recording.
Weekday Template: for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Event Template: for the event triggered recording.
Template 01-08: fixed templates for specific schedules. You can edit the templates if needed.
Custom: can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Record Schedule Template.
5.
Click Advanced Settings to set the recording parameters. For details, see Table 3.1 Advanced
Recording Settings and Table 3.2 Advanced Capture Settings.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the record schedule settings to other channels.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Table 3.1 Advanced Recording Settings
Parameters
Pre-record
Post-record
Video Expiry Date
Redundant Record
Descriptions
Normally used for the event triggered record, when you want to record before
the event happens
After the event finished, the video can also be recorded for a certain time.
The time for keeping the record files in the storage device, once exceeded, the
files will be deleted. The files will be saved permanently if the value is set as 0.
Save the video files not only in the R/W HDD but also in the redundant HDD.
Record Audio
Record the video files with audio or not.
Video Stream
Select the stream type for the recording.
Table 3.2 Advanced Capture Settings
Parameters
Resolution
Picture Quality
Interval
Descriptions
Select the resolution for the continuous or event captured pictures.
Set the quality for the continuous or event captured pictures.
Select the interval which refers to the time period between two capturing
actions.
Configuring Record Schedule Template
Perform the following steps to configure the record schedule template:
If Template 01-08 is selected from the drop-down list, start from step 1;
If Custom is selected from the drop-down list, start from step 2.
1.
Click Edit to enter the Templates Management interface. Select the template to be set and you
can edit the template name.
2.
Set the time schedule for the selected template.
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refers to normal schedule record. The schedule time bar is marked with
.
refers to the schedule record for the event. The schedule time bar is marked
with
.
marked with
refers to the schedule record triggered by command. The schedule time bar is
.
Record triggered by command is only available for the ATM transactions when the ATM DVR is
added to iVMS-4200.
When the cursor turns to
, you can set the time period.
When the cursor turns to
, you can move the selected time bar you just edited. You can also
edit the displayed time point to set the accurate time period.
When the cursor turns to
3.
Optionally, you can select the schedule time bar,
and then click the icon
or click the icon
or click the icon
4.
, you can lengthen or shorten the selected time bar.
to delete the selected time bar,
to delete all the time bars,
to copy the time bar settings to the other dates.
Click OK to save the settings.
You can click Save as Schedule Template on the Custom Schedule interface, and then the custom
template can be saved as template 01--08.
Up to 8 time periods can be set for each day in the record schedule.
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4.1.2 Recording on Storage Device
Purpose:
You can add storage device to the client for storing the record files of the added encoding devices and
you can search the files for remote playback. The storage device can be storage server, CVR or other
NVR. Here we take the settings of storage server as an example.
Before you start:
The storage server application software needs to be installed and it is packed in the iVMS-4200
software package. When installing the iVMS-4200, check the checkbox Storage Server to enable the
installation of storage server.
Adding the Storage Server
Steps:
1.
Click the shortcut icon
on the desktop to run the storage server.
You can also record the video files on the storage server installed on other PC.
2.
Open the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
3.
Click Add New Device Type, select Storage Server and click OK.
4.
Click Storage Server on the list to enter the Storage Server Adding interface.
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You can add the storage server in the following ways:

By detecting the online storage server, see Section 2.2.1 Adding Online Devices.

By specifying the storage server IP address or domain name, see Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices
Manually.

By specifying an IP segment, see Section 2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment.

By IP Server, see Section 2.2.4 Adding Devices by IP Server.
Formatting the HDDs
The HDDs of the storage server need to be formatted for the record file storage.
Steps:
1.
Select the added storage server from the list and click Remote Config.
2.
Click Storage->General, to enter the HDD Formatting interface.
3.
Select the HDD from the list and click Format. You can check the formatting process from the
process bar and the status of the formatted HDD changes from Unformatted to Normal Status.
Formatting the HDDs is to pre-allocate the disk space for storage and the original data of the
formatted HDDs will not be deleted.
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Before you start:
The storage server needs to be added to the client software and the HDDs need to be formatted for
the record file storage.
Steps:
1.
Open the Record Schedule page.
2.
Select the camera from the Camera Group list.
3.
Select the storage server from the Storage Server drop-down list.
You can click Storage Server Management to add, edit or delete the storage server.
4.
Check the checkbox Record Schedule to enable storing the record files.
You can also check the checkbox Picture Storage to store the alarm pictures of the camera when
event occurs.
For the network cameras with the function of heat map or people counting, the Additional
Information Storage checkbox is available. You can click VCA Config to set the VCA rule for the
camera, and check the Additional Information Storage checkbox and the heat map or people
counting data will be uploaded to the storage server. Please refer to Chapter 14 Heat Map and
Chapter 15 People Counting Statistics for checking the data.
For detailed configuration about setting the VCA rule, please refer to the User Manual of the
camera.
5.
Select the schedule template for recording from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Record Schedule Template.
6.
Click Advanced Settings to set the pre-record time, post-record time and other parameters for
recording.
7.
Click Set Quota to enter the HDD management interface of the storage server. You can set the
corresponding quota ratio for record, picture and additional information.
Example: If you set the record quota as 60%, then the 60% of the storage space can be used for
storing the record files.
8.
Click Save to save the settings.
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4.2 Remote Playback
Purpose:
The record files stored on the local device or the storage server can be searched by camera or
triggering event, and then can be played back remotely.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click View->Remote Playback to open the Remote Playback page.
Remote Playback Page
1 Camera List
2 Display Window of Playback
3 Playback Control Buttons
4 Timeline
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5 Calendars
6 Search Condition
4.2.1 Normal Playback
Purpose:
The record files can be searched by camera or group name for the Normal Playback.
Searching Record Files for Normal Playback
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
Click-and-drag the camera or group to the display window,
or double-click the camera or group to start the playback.
3.
The found record files of the selected group or camera will be displayed on the right of the
interface. You can filter the results through the Filter text field.
4.
(Optional) Click the calendars icon
to activate the calendars dialog box.
Select the date and set the accurate time.
Click OK and the record files of the 7 days near to the configured date will be searched and
displayed.
Up to 16 cameras can be searched simultaneously.
Playing Back Record Files
After searching the record files for the normal playback, you can play back the record files in the
following two ways:

Playback by File List
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
on the record file,
or double-click the record file to play the video on the display window of playback.
You can also select a display window and click the icon
in the toolbar to play back the
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corresponding record file.

Playback by Timeline
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file, and the record files of different types
are color coded. Click on the timeline to play back the video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar.
You can drag the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Normal Playback Toolbar:
On the Normal Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Reverse Playback
Pause/Start
Playback
Stop Playback
Single Frame
(Reverse)
Single Frame
Slow Forward / Fast
Forward
Volume
Event Playback
ATM Playback
VCA Playback
Window Division
Play back the record file reversely.
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Stop the playback of all cameras.
Play back the record files frame by frame reversely.
Play back the record files frame by frame.
Decrease / Increase the play speed of the playback.
Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume.
Search the recordings triggered by event, such as motion
detection, video loss or video tampering.
Search the recordings of ATM devices.
Set the VCA rule to the searched record files that VCA event
occurs, including VCA Search, Intrusion and Line Crossing.
Set the window division.
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Full Screen
Display the video playback in full-screen mode. Press ESC to
exit.
Async/Sync
Click to play back the record files
Playback
synchronously/asynchronously.
Download the record files of the camera and the record
Download
files are stored in the PC. You can select to download by file
or by date.
Add default tag for the video file to mark the important
Tag
video point. You can edit the tag or go to the tag position
via the right-click menu.
Filter
Date
Display the record types as desired. E.g., you can select to
display only the event recording.
The day that has record files will be marked with
.
Right-click on the display window in playback to open the Playback Management Menu:
The following items are available on the right-click Playback Management Menu:
Reverse Playback
Play back the record file reversely.
Pause/Start
Pause/Start the playback.
Stop
Stop the playback.
Fast Forward
Play back the record file at a faster speed.
Slow Forward
Play back the record file at a slower speed.
Single Frame (Reverse)
Play back the record file frame by frame (reversely).
Open Digital Zoom
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable the function.
Add default (default tag name TAG) or custom tag (customized tag
Tag Control
name) for the video file to mark the important video point. You can
also edit the tag or go to the tag position conveniently.
Accurate Positioning
Set the accurate time point to play back the record file.
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
Print Captured Picture
Capture a picture and print it.
Send Email
Capture the current picture and then send an Email notification to
one or more receivers. The captured picture can be attached.
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Start/Stop Recording
Download
Enable/Disable Audio
Fisheye Expansion
Full Screen
Start/Stop the manual recording. The record file is stored in the PC.
Download the record files of the camera and the record files are
stored in the PC. You can select to download by file or by date.
Click to enable/disable the audio in playback.
Enter the fisheye playback mode. For details, please refer to Section
4.2.6 Fisheye Playback.
Display the playback in full-screen mode. Click the icon again to exit.
4.2.2 Event Playback
Purpose:
The recordings triggered by event, such as motion detection, VCA detection or behavior analysis, can
be searched for Event Playback and this function requires the support of the connected device.
Searching Record Files for Event Playback
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
Select the camera and start the normal playback. Refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback.
3.
4.
Click
and the motion detection triggered recording will be search by default.
Select the event type from the drop-down list and the found record files will be displayed. You can
filter the results through the Filter text field. Or you can click
to go back to the normal
playback.
5.
(Optional) Click the calendars icon
to activate the calendars dialog box.
Select the date and set the accurate time. Click OK and the record files of the 7 days near to the
configured date will be searched and displayed.
6.
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
on the record file, or
double-click the record file to play the video on the corresponding display window of playback.
Playing Back Record Files
After searching the recordings triggered by the event, you can play back the record files in the
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following two ways:

Playback by File List
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
in the toolbar, or
click the icon
on the record file, or double-click the record file to play the video on the
corresponding display window of playback.

Playback by Timeline
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file. Click on the timeline to play back the
video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar.
You can drag the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Event Playback Toolbar:
On the Remote Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Reverse Playback
Pause/Start
Playback
Stop Playback
Single Frame
(Reverse)
Play back the record file reversely.
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Stop the playback of all cameras.
Play back the record files frame by frame reversely.
Single Frame
Play back the record files frame by frame.
Previous Event
Go to the playback of the previous event.
Next Event
Go to the playback of the next event.
Slow Forward / Fast
Forward
Volume
Full Screen
Download
Date
Decrease / Increase the play speed of the playback.
Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume.
Display the video playback in full screen mode. Press ESC to
exit.
Download the record files of the camera and the record files
are stored in the PC.
The day that has record files will be marked with
.
Please refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback for the description of the right-click menu. Some icons
may not available for event playback.
4.2.3 ATM Playback
Purpose:
Search the record files for ATM DVR.
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This function should be supported by the device and the device should be configured with transaction
rules. For details, please refer to the User Manual of the device.
Searching Record Files for ATM Playback
Steps:
1.
2.
Open the Remote Playback page.
Select the camera of the ATM DVR and start the normal playback. Refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal
Playback.
3.
4.
5.
Click
to enter the ATM playback interface.
Enter the search conditions.
: Input the card number that is contained in the ATM information.
: Check the checkbox and select the transaction type for query, and input the
related transaction amount.
File Type: Select the type of the record file to be searched.
Click Search and the matched files will be displayed. You can filter the results through the
Filter text field.
6.
(Optional) Click the calendars icon
to activate the calendars dialog box.
Select the date and set the accurate time. You can also click Current Time to get the current time.
Click OK and the record files of the 7 days near to the configured date will be searched and
displayed.
7.
Double-click a file for playback. Or you can click
to go back to the normal playback.
Playing Back Record Files
After searching the recordings, you can play back the record files in the following two ways:

Playback by File List
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
in the toolbar, or
click the icon
on the record file, or double-click the record file to play the video on the
corresponding display window of playback.

Playback by Timeline
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file. Click on the timeline to play back the
video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to zoom in or zoom out the timeline bar.
You can drag the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Please refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback for the description of the playback control toolbar
and right-click menu. Some icons may not available for ATM playback.
4.2.4 Synchronous Playback
Purpose:
In synchronous playback, the record files can be played back in synchronization.
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Record files from up to 16 cameras can be played back simultaneously.
Steps:
1.
Search the record files for the normal playback (Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback). At least two
cameras are during playback.
2.
Click
in the toolbar to enable the synchronous playback. The camera under playback will
start synchronous playback.
3.
To disable the synchronous playback, click the icon
.
4.2.5 VCA Playback
Purpose:
You can set VCA rule to the searched record files and find the video that VCA event occurs, including
VCA Search, Intrusion and Line Crossing. This function helps to search out the video that you may be
more concerned, mark it with red color and the playback speed of the concerned video and
unconcerned video can be customized.

VCA Search: Get all the related motion detection events that occurred in the pre-defined region.

Intrusion Detection: Detect whether there are people, vehicles and other moving objects
intruding into the pre-defined region.

Line Crossing Detection: Bi-directionally detect people, vehicles and other moving objects that
cross a virtual line.
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
Select the camera and start the normal playback. Refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback.
3.
4.
Click
to enter the VCA playback interface.
Select the VCA Type, draw the detection region and set the sensitivity.

For VCA Search, click
, and then click and move on the playback window to set the grid
rectangle as the detection region. Or you can click
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camera as the detection region.
5.

For Intrusion, click
detection region.

For Line Crossing, click
detection line.
and then click on the playback window to set the vertex for the
and then click-and-drag on the playback window to set the
 To delete the drawn region or line, click
to remove it.
Click Search and the VCA events occurred in the defined area will be red marked on the timeline.
By default, the playback speed of concerned video will be 1X, and the playback speed of
unconcerned video will be 8X.
Playing Back Record Files
After searching the recordings, you can play back the record files in the following two ways:

Playback by File List
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
in the toolbar, or
click the icon
on the record file, or double-click the record file to play the video on the
corresponding display window of playback.

Playback by Timeline
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file. Click on the timeline to play back the
video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to zoom in or zoom out the timeline bar.
You can drag the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Please refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback for the description of the playback control toolbar and
right-click menu. Some icons may not available for VCA playback.
4.2.6 Fisheye Playback
Purpose:
The record files can be played back in fisheye expansion mode.
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
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2.
Select the camera and start the normal playback. Refer to Section 4.2.1 Normal Playback.
3.
Right-click on the playback video and select Fisheye Expansion to enter the Fisheye Expansion
Mode. You can select the expand mode for playback as desired.
For some devices, you can select the mounting type of the device and the related expansion
mode will be listed.

Fisheye: In the Fisheye view mode, the whole wide-angle view of the camera is displayed.
This view mode is called Fisheye because it approximates the vision of a fish’s convex eye.
The lens produces curvilinear images of a large area, while distorting the perspective and
angles of objects in the image.

Panorama / Dual-180o Panorama / 360o Panorama: In the Panorama view mode, the
distorted fisheye image is transformed to normal perspective image by some calibration
methods.

PTZ: The PTZ view is the close-up view of some defined area in the Fisheye view or
Panorama view, and it supports the electronic PTZ function, which is also called e-PTZ.
Each PTZ view is marked on the Fisheye view and Panorama view with a specific navigation
box. You can drag the navigation box on the Fisheye view or Panorama view to adjust the
PTZ view, or drag the PTZ view to adjust the view to the desired angle.
Right-click on a playing window and you can switch the selected window to full-screen mode.
Press ESC key on the keyboard or right-click on the window and select Quit Full Screen to exit the
full-screen mode.
On the Normal Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Reverse Playback
Pause/Start
Playback
Single Frame
Play back the record file reversely.
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Play back the record files frame by frame reversely.
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(Reverse)
Single Frame
Slow Forward /
Fast Forward
Volume
Full Screen
Play back the record files frame by frame.
Decrease / Increase the play speed of the playback.
Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume.
Display the video playback in full-screen mode. Press ESC to
exit.
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Chapter 5 Event Management
Purpose:
In iVMS-4200 client software, rules can be set up for triggers and linkage actions. You can assign
linkage actions to the trigger by setting up a rule. For example, when motion is detected, an audible
warning appears or other linkage actions happen.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click Tool->Event Management to open the Event Management page.
You can set different linkage actions for the following triggers:
The event detection should be supported by the device before you can configure it.

Camera Event

Alarm Input

Device Exception
The event types of Camera Event vary according to different devices. Here we take the configuration
of some event types as examples. For other types, please refer to the User Manual of the device.
5.1 Configuring Motion Detection Alarm
Purpose:
A motion detection alarm is triggered when the client software detects motion within its defined area.
The linkage actions, including alarm output, channel record and client action can be set.
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The configuration varies according to different devices. For details, please refer to the User Manual of
the devices.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Motion Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of motion detection. Check the checkbox
Enable Dynamic Analysis to mark the detected objects with green rectangles in live view and
playback.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
All-day Template: for all-day continuous arming.
Weekday Template: for working-hours continuous arming from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Template 01-09: fixed templates for special schedules. You can edit the templates if needed.
Custom: can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Select the Configuration as desired.
For some camera, you can select Normal or Expert as the configuration type. Expert mode is
mainly used to configure the sensitivity and proportion of object on area of each area for
different day/night switch. For details, please refer to the User Manual of the device.
6.
Click-and-drag the mouse to draw a defined area for the arming region.
You can click the icon
to set the whole video area as detection area, or click the icon
clear all the detection area.
7.
to
Drag the slider on the sensitivity bar to adjust the motion detection sensitivity. The larger the
value is, the more sensitive the detection is.
8.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.1 Linkage Actions for
Motion Detection Alarm.
9.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other channels.
10. Click Save to save the settings.
Table 5. 1 Linkage Actions for Motion Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Descriptions
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Alarm Output
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image with alarm information pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
Configuring Arming Schedule Template
Perform the following steps to configure the arming schedule template:
If Template 01-09 is selected in the drop-down list, start from step 1;
If Custom is selected in the drop-down list, start from step 2.
Steps:
1.
Click Edit to enter the Templates Management interface. Select the template to be set and you
can edit the template name.
2.
Set the time schedule for the selected template.
When the cursor turns to
When the cursor turns to
, you can set the time period.
, you can move the selected time bar you just edited. You can
also edit the displayed time point to set the accurate time period.
When the cursor turns to
3.
Optionally, you can select the schedule time bar,
and then click the icon
or click the icon
4.
, you can lengthen or shorten the selected time bar.
to delete the selected time bar,
to delete all the time bars,
or click the icon
to copy the time bar settings to the other dates.
Click OK to save the settings.
You can click Save as Schedule Template on the Custom Schedule interface, and then the custom
template can be saved as template 01--09.
Up to 8 time periods can be set for each day in the arming schedule template.
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5.2 Configuring Video Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
A video tampering alarm is triggered when the camera is covered and the monitoring area cannot be
viewed. The linkage actions, including alarm output and client action can be set.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click the Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Video Tampering Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of video tampering.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Select the triggered camera. The image or video from the triggered camera will pop up or be
displayed on the Video Wall when tampering alarm occurs.
6.
Click-and-drag the mouse to draw a defined area for the arming region.
You can click the icon
to set the whole video area as detection area, or click the icon
clear the detection area.
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7.
Drag the slider on the sensitivity bar to adjust the tampering alarm sensitivity.
8.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.2 Linkage Actions for
Tampering Alarm.
9.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
10. Click Save to save the settings.
Table 5. 2 Linkage Actions for Tampering Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Audible Warning
Email Linkage
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.3 Configuring PIR Alarm
Purpose:
A PIR (Passive Infrared) alarm is triggered when an intruder moves within the detector's field of view.
The heat energy dissipated by a person, or any other warm blooded creature such as dogs, cats, etc.,
can be detected.
The PIR Alarm function requires the support of connected device.
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Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click the Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select PIR Alarm as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of PIR alarm.
4.
Input a descriptive name of the alarm.
5.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.3 Linkage Actions for
PIR Alarm.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other channels.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
Table 5. 3 Linkage Actions for PIR Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image with alarm information pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.4 Configuring Video Loss Alarm
Purpose:
When the client software cannot receive video signal from the front-end devices, the video loss alarm
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will be triggered. The linkage actions, including alarm output and client action can be set.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Video Loss as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of video loss alarm.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Select the triggered camera. The image or video from the triggered camera will pop up or be
displayed on the Video Wall when video loss alarm occurs.
6.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.4 Linkage Actions for
Video Loss Alarm.
7.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
8.
Click Save to save the new settings.
Table 5. 4 Linkage Actions for Video Loss Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Audible Warning
Email Linkage
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
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5.5 Configuring Audio Exception Alarm
Purpose:
The abnormal sounds, such as the silence detection, environment noise detection, and current noise
detection, can be detected
Enabling the Audio Input Detection can detects the exceptions of audio input condition.
Enabling the Sudden Increase of Sound Intensity can detects the sudden increase of the sound
intensity, and it consists of the following two settings.

Sensitivity: Range [1-100], the smaller the value the more severe the change should be to
trigger the detection.

Sound Intensity Threshold: Range [1-100], it can filter the sound in the environment, the
louder the environment sound, the higher the value should be. You can adjust it according to
the real environment.
Enabling the Sudden Decrease of Sound Intensity can detects the sudden decrease of the sound
intensity, by which you can find the abnormal silent. E.g.: The electric generator makes loud noise
when it’s working, while it should be paid attention if the loud noise drops suddenly.
You can set the sensitivity level [0~100] according to the actual environment.
The Audio Exception function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Audio Exception Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the related checkbox to enable the related function of audio detection alarm.
4.
Set the sensitivity and sound intensity threshold.
5.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
6.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.5 Linkage
Actions for Audio Detection Alarm.
7.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
8. Click Save to save the new settings.
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Table 5. 5 Linkage Actions for Audio Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.6 Configuring Defocus Detection Alarm
Purpose:
The image blur caused by defocus of the lens can be detected and a series of alarm action can be
triggered.
The Defocus Detection function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Defocus Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of defocus detection alarm.
4.
Select the triggered camera. The image or video from the triggered camera will pop up or be
displayed on the Video Wall when defocus alarm occurs.
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5.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.6 Linkage
Actions for Defocus Detection Alarm.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
7.
Click Save to save the new settings.
Table 5. 6 Linkage Actions for Defocus Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Audible Warning
Email Linkage
Descriptions
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.7 Configuring Face Detection Alarm
Purpose:
The camera will detect human faces within the monitoring area automatically if the function is
enabled. A series of alarm action will be triggered if the alarm is triggered.
The Face Detection function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Face Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of face detection alarm.
4.
Set the sensitivity for face detection.
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5.
Check the checkbox Enable Dynamic Analysis for Face Detection if you want the detected
face get marked with rectangle in the live view.
6.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.7 Linkage
Actions for Face Detection Alarm.
7.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
8.
Click Save to save the new settings.
Table 5. 7 Linkage Actions for Face Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.8 Configuring
Line
Crossing
Detection
Alarm
Purpose:
This function can be used for detecting people, vehicles and objects crossing a pre-defined virtual line.
The crossing direction can be set as bidirectional, from left to right or from right to left. And a series
of linkage method will be triggered if any object is detected.
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This line crossing detection function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Line Crossing Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function.
For the specific speed dome, you can click Lock to prevent the speed dome from moving
automatically during the configuration.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Configure the arming region.
Virtual Line ID: Click the drop-down list to choose an ID for the virtual line.
For some specific speed dome, you can click PTZ to move the speed dome to the desired
scene which corresponds to a virtual line ID. In this way, you can configure the different
line crossing detection alarms for multiple views.
Virtual Line Direction: You can select the directions as A<->B, A ->B, and B->A.
A<->B: When an object going across the line with both directions can be detected and
alarms are triggered.
A->B: Only the object crossing the virtual line from the A side to the B side can be
detected.
B->A: Only the object crossing the virtual line from the B side to the A side can be
detected.
6.
Set the sensitivity [1~100].
7.
Click
and draw a virtual line on the preview window. Optionally, you can click
drag the virtual line to adjust its position, click
and
to delete the selected line.
Select another virtual line ID and draw another one. Up to 4 lines can be drawn.
8.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.8 Linkage
Actions for Line Crossing Detection Alarm.
9.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
10. Click Save to save the settings.
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Table 5. 8 Linkage Actions for Line Crossing Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.9 Configuring Intrusion Detection Alarm
You can set a detection area in the surveillance scene for Intrusion and once the area is been entered
longer than the set time duration, a set of alarm action is triggered.
The Intrusion Detection function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Intrusion Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of intrusion detection alarm.
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For the specific speed dome, you can click Lock to prevent the speed dome from moving
automatically during the configuration.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Configure the arming region.
Region ID: Click the drop-down list to choose a region ID for the arming region.
For some specific speed dome, you can click PTZ to move the speed dome to the desired
scene which corresponds to a region ID. In this way, you can configure the different Intrusion
detection alarms for multiple views.
Trigger Time Threshold: Range [0-10s], the threshold for the time of the object loitering
in the region. If you set the value as 0, alarm is triggered immediately after the object
entering the region.
Percentage: Range [1-100]. Percentage defines the ratio of the in-region part of the
object which can trigger the alarm. For example, when you set the percentage as 50%,
half of the object entering the region will trigger the alarm.
Sensitivity: Range [1-100]. The value of the sensitivity defines the size of the object
which can trigger the alarm, when the sensitivity is high, a very small object can trigger
the alarm.
6.
Click
and draw a quadrangle on the preview window. Optionally, you can click
drag the virtual line to adjust its position, or click

and
to delete the selected region.
When you draw the quadrangle, click on the preview window to set the vertex to set
the quadrangle.

7.
Select another virtual line ID and draw another one. Up to 4 lines can be drawn.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.9 Linkage
Actions for Intrusion Alarm.
8.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
9.
Click Save to save the new settings.
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Table 5. 9 Linkage Actions for Intrusion Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.10 Configuring Scene Change Alarm
Purpose:
Scene change detection is used to detect the change of surveillance environment affected by the
external factors; such as the intentional rotation of the camera.
The Scene Detection function requires the support of connected device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select Scene Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of audio detection alarm.
Sensitivity: Range [1-100]. The higher the sensitivity, the easier the change of scene can
trigger the alarm.
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4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.10 Linkage
Actions for Scene Change Alarm.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
7.
Click Save to save the new settings.
Table 5. 10 Linkage Actions for Scene Change Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.11 Configuring VCA Detection Alarm
Purpose:
When the VCA alarm of the connected device occurs, a series of linkage actions can be triggered.
The VCA Detection function requires the support of connected device.
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1.
Open the Event Management page and click Camera Event tab.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and select VCA Detection as the event type.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable to enable the function of VCA Detection alarm.
4.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
5.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.11 Linkage
Actions for VCA Detection Alarm.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other cameras.
7.
Click Save to save the new settings.
Table 5. 11 Linkage Actions for VCA Detection Alarm
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image of the triggered camera pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
This option is only available when the decoding device is added.
5.12 Configuring Alarm Input Linkage
Purpose:
When a device's alarm input port receives a signal from an external alarm device, such as smoke
detector, doorbell, etc., the alarm input linkage actions are triggered for notification.
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Before you start:
Add the alarm inputs to the client, click Import on the Group Management interface, click the Alarm
Input tab and import alarm inputs into groups for management.
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click the Alarm Input tab.
2.
Select the alarm input channel to be configured.
3.
Check the checkbox Enable.
4.
Input a descriptive name of the alarm.
5.
Set the alarm status according to the alarm input device.
6.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule Template.
7.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.12 Linkage Actions
for Alarm Input.
8.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other alarm inputs.
9.
Click Save to save the settings.
Table 5. 12 Linkage Actions for Alarm Input
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Channel Record
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Audible Warning
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Email Linkage
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
Alarm on E-map
Display the alarm information on the E-map.
Alarm Triggered
The image with alarm information pops up when alarm is triggered.
Pop-up Image
Display the video on the Video Wall when alarm is triggered.
Alarm Triggered
Video Wall Display
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5.13 Configuring Device Exception Linkage
Steps:
1.
Open the Event Management page and click the Device Exception tab.
2.
Select the device to be configured.
3.
Select the device exception type, including HDD full, HDD exception, illegal login, etc.
4.
Check the checkbox Enable.
5.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions. For details, see Table 4.13 Linkage Actions
for Device Exception.
6.
Optionally, click Copy to… to copy the event parameters to other devices.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
Table 5. 13 Linkage Actions for Device Exception
Linkage Actions
Alarm Output
Audible Warning
Email Linkage
Descriptions
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered.
Send an Email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
5.14 Viewing Alarm and Event Information
The information of recent alarms and events can be displayed. Click the icon
in Alarms and Events
Toolbar to show the Alarms and Events panel. Or click
to display the Alarm Event interface.
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On the Alarms and Events panel, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Clear Info
Enable/Disable Alarm
Triggered Pop-up Image
Clear the information of alarms and events displayed on the list.
Click to enable/disable image pop-up when alarms occur.
Enable/Disable Audio
Click to enable/disable the audio warning for the alarm.
Auto Hide/Lock
Click to hide automatically/lock the Alarms and Events panel.
Maximize
Maximize the Alarms and Events panel in a new tab page.
Show/Hide
Click to show/hide the Alarms and Events panel.
Viewing Alarms Information
Different alarm types can be displayed on the panel: Motion Detection, Video/Audio Exception, Alarm
Input, Device Exception, VCA Alarm and Other Alarm. You can check the checkbox to enable the
displaying of that type alarm.
Before you start:
To display the alarms, the event parameters need to be configured.
Steps:
1.
Click the Alarm tab.
2.
Check the checkboxes of different alarm types.
3.
When an alarm occurs, the icon
twinkles to call attention. The alarm information, including
the time, source, details and content will be displayed.
Click
to get a live view of the alarm triggered camera. The instant playback that is 30s before
the alarm (if available) will start in the left window before playing the live video. In the right
window, the alarm picture displays.
The Picture Storage should be checked for storing the alarm pictures of the camera on the
storage server. You can click Configure to set the parameters. For details, please refer to Section
4.1.2 Recording on Storage Device.
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Click
to send an Email notification of the alarm to one or more receivers if the email settings
are properly configured (Section 11.2.6 Email Settings).
Click
to display the video of alarm triggered camera on the Video Wall. You can enter the
Video Wall interface to check the alarm triggered video playing on the screen which set as the
alarm window. The physical video wall also displays the video.
You should add decoding device and configure the video wall. For details, please refer to Chapter
13 Decoding and Displaying Video on Video Wall.
Click under the Note column to input the description for the alarm.
4.
To clear the alarm information, click the icon
Clear.
, or right-click on an alarm log and then click
Viewing Events Information
Purpose:
The abnormal events of the client software, such as the live view failure, device disconnection, can
also be displayed.
Steps:
1.
Click the Event tab.
The event information, including the time and detailed description will be displayed.
2.
To clear the event information, click the icon
Clear.
, or right-click on the event log and then click
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Chapter 6 E-map Management
Purpose:
The E-map function gives a visual overview of the locations and distributions of the installed cameras
and alarm input devices. You can get the live view of the cameras on the map, and you will get a
notification message from the map when alarm is triggered.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click View->E-map to open the E-map page.
E-map Page
1 Group List
2 Map Display Area
3 E-map Toolbar
6.1 Adding an E-map
Purpose:
An E-map needs to be added as the parent map for the hot spots and hot regions.
Steps:
1.
Open the E-map page.
2.
Select a group for which you want to add a map.
3.
4.
Click the icon
in the Map Display Area to open the map adding dialog box.
Input a descriptive name of the added map as desired.
5.
6.
Click the icon
and select a map file from the local path.
Click OK to save the settings.
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The picture format of the map can only be *.png, *.jpg or *.bmp.
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Only one map can be added to a group.
The map added is displayed in the Map Display Area. Use the mouse wheel or click
or
, to
zoom in or zoom out on the map. You can click-and-drag the yellow window in the lower-right corner
or use the direction buttons and zoom bar to adjust the map area for view.
Click the button Edit Map or Map Preview in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode or
map preview mode.
E-map Toolbar in Map Editing Mode:
E-map Toolbar in Map Preview Mode:
On the E-map page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Modify Map
Modify the map information, including the map name and file path.
Delete Map
Delete the current map.
Add Camera
Add a camera as the hot spot on the map.
Add Alarm Input
Add an alarm input sensor as the hot spot on the map.
Add Hot Region
Add a map as the hot region on the current map.
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Modify
Modify the information of the selected hot spot or hot region.
Delete
Delete the selected hot spot or hot region.
Clear Alarm Info
Clear the alarm information displayed on the map.
Back to Parent
Map
Go back to the parent map.
6.2 The Hot Spot Function
Purpose:
The cameras and alarm inputs can be added on the map and are called the hot spots. The hot spots
show the locations of the cameras and alarm inputs, and you can also get the live view and alarm
information of the surveillance scenarios through the hot spots.
6.2.1 Adding Hot Spots
Adding Cameras as Hot Spots
Steps:
1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
3.
Click the icon
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Spot dialog box.
Check the checkboxes to select the cameras to be added.
4.
Optionally, you can edit hot spot name, select the name color and select the hot spot icon by
double-clicking the corresponding field.
5.
Click OK to save the settings. The camera icons are added on the map as hot spots and the icons
of added cameras changes from
to
in the group list. You can click-and-drag the camera
icons to move the hot spots to the desired locations.
You can also click-and-drag the camera icons from the group list to the map directly to add the
hot spots.
Adding Alarm Inputs as Hot Spots
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Steps:
1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
3.
Click the icon
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Spot dialog box.
Check the checkboxes to select the alarm inputs to be added.
4.
Optionally, you can edit hot spot name, select the name color and select the hot spot icon by
double-clicking the corresponding field.
5.
Click OK to save the settings. The alarm input icons are added on the map as hot spots and the
icons of added alarm inputs changes from
to
in the group list. You can click-and-drag
the alarm input icons to move the hot spots to the desired locations.
You can also click-and-drag the alarm input icons from the alarm input list to the map directly to
add the hot spot.
6.2.2 Modifying Hot Spots
Purpose:
You can modify the information of the added hot spots on the map, including the name, the color, the
icon, etc.
Steps:
1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select the hot spot icon on the map and then click
in the toolbar, right-click the hot
spot icon and select Modify, or double-click the hot spot icon on the map to open the Modify Hot
Spot dialog box.
3.
You can edit the hot spot name in the text field and select the color, the icon and the linked
camera or alarm input.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
To delete the hot spot, select the hot spot icon and click
spot icon and select Delete.
in the toolbar, or right-click the hot
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6.2.3 Previewing Hot Spots
Steps:
1.
Click the Map Preview button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map preview mode.
2.
Double-click the camera hot spots or right-click it and select Live View, and you can get the live
view of the cameras.
3.
If there is any alarm triggered, an icon
will appear and twinkle near the hot spot. Click the
alarm icon, and then you can check the alarm information, including alarm type and triggering
time.
To display the alarm information on the map, the Alarm on E-map functionality needs to be set as the
alarm linkage action. For details, refer to Chapter 5 Event Management.
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6.3 The Hot Region Function
Purpose:
The hot region function links a map to another map. When you add a map to another map as a hot
region, an icon of the link to the added map is shown on the main map. The added map is called child
map while the map to which you add the hot region is the parent map.
A map can only be added as the hot region for one time.
6.3.1 Adding Hot Regions
Before you start:
Add a map to another group.
Steps:
1.
Click the Edit Map button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select an added map as the parent map.
3.
4.
Click the icon
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Region dialog box.
Check the checkbox to select the child map to be linked.
5.
Optionally, you can edit the hot region name, and select the hot region color and icon by
double-clicking the corresponding field.
6.
Click OK to save the settings. The child map icons are added on the parent map as the hot regions.
You can click-and-drag the child map icons to move the hot regions to the desired locations.
6.3.2 Modifying Hot Regions
Purpose:
You can modify the information of the hot regions on the parent map, including the name, the color,
the icon, etc.
Steps:
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Click the Edit Map button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select the hot region icon on the parent map and then click
in the toolbar, right-click the hot
spot icon and select Modify, or double-click the hot region icon to open the Modify Hot Region
dialog box.
3.
You can edit the hot region name in the text field and select the color, the icon and the linked
child map.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
To delete the hot region, select the hot region icon and click
hot spot icon and select Delete.
in the toolbar, or right-click the
6.3.3 Previewing Hot Regions
Steps:
1.
Click the Map Preview button in the E-map toolbar to enter the map preview mode.
2.
Click the hot region icon to go to the linked child map.
3.
The hot spots can also be added on the hot regions.
4.
You can click the icon
You can also click the icon
in the toolbar to go back to the parent map.
in the toolbar to clear the alarm information.
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Chapter 7 EZVIZ Cloud P2P
Purpose:
The client software also supports to register an EZVIZ Cloud P2P account, log into your EZVIZ Cloud
P2P and manage the devices which support the EZVIZ Cloud P2P service.
7.1 Registering an EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account
Purpose:
If you do not have an EZVIZ Cloud P2P account, you can register one.
Steps:
1.
Open the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
2.
Click Add New Device Type, select EZVIZ Cloud P2P Device and click OK.
3.
Click EZVIZ Cloud P2P Device on the list and then click Register.
4.
Enter the required information to register an account.
EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account: Edit a user name for your account as desired.
Password and Confirm: Enter the password for your account and confirm it.
Email: Enter your email account to register the account.
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Verification Code: Enter the verification code shown in the picture. If it is not clear, you can click
Refresh to get a new one.
Email Verification Code: Click Get Verification Code and enter the verification code received by
your email.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
5.
Click Register to get an EZVIZ Cloud P2P account.
7.2 Logging into EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account
Steps:
1.
Click Login and enter the EZVIZ Cloud P2P account and password.
2.
Click Login to log into your account.
If you forget your password, click Forgot Password to verify your account and reset your
password.
EZVIZ Cloud P2P Account: Edit user name of your account.
Verification Code: Enter the verification code shown in the picture. If it is not clear, you can click
Refresh to get a new one.
Email Verification Code: Click Get Verification Code and enter the verification code received by
your email.
Password and Confirm: Click Next and enter a new password for your account and confirm it.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
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installer and/or end-user.
3.
After login, you can click Login to switch to another account or click Logout to log out of your
EZVIZ Cloud P2P account.
7.3 Device Management
Steps:
1.
2.
Click Add Device and input the serial No. and verification code of the device.

Only the device that supports the EZVIZ Cloud P2P service can be added.

The serial No. and the verification code is marked on the label of you device.

The device can only be added to one EZVIZ Cloud P2P account.
Click OK to add the device and the successfully added device will list on the device management
interface.
A group named as your account name is created by default, you can import the cameras of the
added devices to the default group or other groups. For group management, please refer to
Section 2.3 Group Management.
3.
For live view, please refer to Section 2.4 Basic Operations in Live View; for playback, please refer
to Section 4.2 Remote Playback; for e-map settings, please refer to Chapter 6 E-map
Management.
4.
If you want delete the device, select the device(s) and click Delete Device. You can also enter the
keyword of the device name in the Filter field to filter the required devices.
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Chapter 8 VCA Devices Management
Purpose:
The VCA (Video Content Analysis) devices can be added to the client for VCA configuration, including
VCA resource allocation, rule settings, VQD (Video Quality Diagnostics), etc.
Allocating VCA Resource
Before you start: You should add the VCA device to the software. Please refer to Section 2.2 Adding
the Device for adding the VCA device as Encoding Device.
Purpose: Before you can set the VCA configuration for the added device, you need to configure the
VCA resource of the device which means to enable the VCA function of the corresponding cameras.
Option 1
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management Configuration interface, select Server tab.
2.
Click to select the VCA device and click VCA Allocation to activate the VCA Resource Allocation
window.
In the Resource Information area, you can view the VCA type and VCA resource usage of the
device.
Example: In the figure shown below, the VCA type of the device is Behavior Analysis and a
camera is available for configuring VCA settings. And the camera has been enabled with VCA
function.
3.
In the VCA Resource Allocation panel, check
camera. Or you can uncheck
4.
checkbox to enable the VCA function of the
checkbox to disable the VCA function.
Click Done to save the settings and click
to exit.
Option 2
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management Configuration interface, select Group tab.
Before you can set the VCA configuration for the device, you should configure the group settings
for it. For details, please refer to Section 2.3 Group Management.
2.
Select a camera of the VCA device for configuration and click VCA Config to enter the VCA
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Configuration interface. If no camera of the device has been configured with VCA function, the
following window pops up.
If the camera has been configured with VCA function, the VCA information page displays.
3.
In the VCA Resource Allocation panel, check
camera. Or you can uncheck
4.
checkbox to enable the VCA function of the
checkbox to disable the VCA function.
Click Done to save the settings and you will enter the VCA information page.
Configuring VCA Settings
After allocating the VCA resource, you can configure the VCA settings for the camera.
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management Configuration interface, select Group tab.
Before you can set the VCA configuration for the device, you should configure the group settings
for it. For details, please refer to Section 2.3 Group Management.
2.
Select a camera of the VCA device for configuration and click VCA Config to enter the VCA
Configuration interface.
The interface varies according to different VCA devices.
The corresponding parameters and related configuration steps are shown on the Instruction panel.
You can set the VCA configuration for the camera according to the provided instruction.
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Click Enable Wizard and the wizard will guide you to set the quick VCA configuration for the camera.
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Chapter 9 Transcoder Management
Purpose:
Transcoder is designed for real-time transcoding of different streams. With the use of transcoder,
streams and control signals from different manufactures and different surveillance systems can be
effectively integrated and standardized. iVMS-4200 client software supports to add transcoder and
configure the transcoding function for it.
9.1 Adding Encoding Device to the Transcoder
9.1.1 Adding the Transcoder to the Client Software
Steps:
1.
Click the
on the control panel to enter the Device Management interface and click the
Server tab.
2.
Click Add New Device Type on the Organization list and select Transcoder.
3.
Click OK to save the settings, and the added transcoder type is displayed on the Organization list.
4.
Click Transcoder and click Add Device to add the transcoder to the management list of the
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software.
Select the adding mode by IP/Domain or by IP segment, and configure the corresponding settings
for the device.
For the detailed configuration about the adding modes, please refer to the following sections:
5.

By specifying the device IP/Domain address, see Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually.

By specifying an IP segment, see Section 2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment.
The successfully added transcoder can be viewed in the list:
9.1.2 Importing the Encoding Channel to the Transcoder
Before you start:
The cameras of encoding devices should be organized into groups before being imported to the
transcoder. For detailed configuration, please refer to Section 2.3 Group Management.
Steps:
1.
On the Device Management interface, select a transcoder from the device list and click Settings to
enter the transcoder settings interface.
2.
Select a group or a camera from the Group list and click the Import button to import the selected
camera or the cameras of the group, or click Import All to import the cameras of all groups to the
transcoder on the right.
3.
Optionally, you can click to select the stream and click
to remove it from the transcoding list.
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9.2 Configuring the Transcoded Stream
Parameters
Steps:
1.
On the Transcoder Settings interface, select a stream from the list and you can configure its
parameters in the Selected Transcoded Stream area.
2.
Configure the parameters of the transcoded stream as needed, including the resolution, bitrate,
package format, video encoding type, protocol type and video stream from the drop-down list.
3.
(Optional) Check the checkbox of Obtain Video Stream Via Stream Media Server if you want to
use the stream media server to forward the video stream.
You should add a stream media server to the client before you can select the stream media
server.
4.
Click Advanced Settings to enter the advanced settings of the selected transcoded stream.
(1) Edit the parameters of the transcoded stream on demands, including the stream type, video
quality, bitrate type, frame rate, frame type, audio encoding type, profile and I frame interval.
You can also remain the default parameters of the stream.
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(2) Click OK to save the settings.
5.
(Optional) Click the Copy to on the Selected Transcoded Stream settings area to copy the settings
of the current stream to other stream(s).
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
9.3 Operating the Transcoded Stream
Purpose:
After successfully transcoding, the live view of the camera uses transcoded stream.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Main View interface and select a transcoded camera for live view. For detailed
configuration, please refer to Section 2.4 Basic Operations in Live View.
If the camera is in live view before transcoding, please stop the live view first and then start the
live view again to view the live video of the camera via transcoded stream.
2.
During the live view, you can right-click on the camera node and select Transcoding Status to view
the transcoding status.
3.
For e-map settings, please refer to Chapter 6 E-map Management; for displaying on video wall,
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please refer to Chapter 13 Decoding and Displaying Video on Video Wall.
Displaying the transcoded stream on video wall should be supported by the decoder.
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Chapter 10 Log Management
Purpose:
The log files of the client software are stored on the local PC and can be searched for checking. 2 types
of log files are provided: client logs and server logs. The client logs refer to the log files of the client
and are stored on the local PC; the server logs refer to the log files of the connected devices and are
stored on the local device.
Click the
icon on the control panel to open the Log Search page.
Searching Log Files
Steps:
1.
Open the Log Search page.
2.
Select the log type. If Server Logs is selected, then click to specify the device for search.
3.
4.
Click the icon
to specify the start time and end time.
Click Search. The log files between the start time and end time will be displayed on the list.
You can check the operation time, type and other information of the logs.
Please narrow the time range or filter the log type for search if there are too many log files.
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Filtering Log Files
Purpose:
After searched out successfully, the log files can be filtered by the keyword or condition, and thus you
can find the logs as you want.
Steps:
1.
Click Log Filter or the icon
2.
Select Filter by Keyword, and then input keyword for filtering in the text field; or
on the Log Search page to expand the Log Filter panel.
select Filter by Condition, and then specify log type in the drop-down list.
3.
Optionally, you can click More… to filter the log files more accurately.
4.
Click Filter to start filtering. You can click Clear Filter the cancel the filtering.
Backing up Log Files
Purpose:
The log files, including the client logs and server logs, can be exported for backup.
Steps:
1.
Set the condition and search the log file.
2.
Click Backup Log to open the Backup Log dialog box.
3.
4.
Click the icon
, select a local saving path and set a name for the file.
Click Backup to export the selected log file for backup.
You can click FileOpen Log File to check the information of the backup log files on local PC.
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Chapter 11 Account Management and
System Configuration
11.1 Account Management
Purpose:
Multiple user accounts can be added to the client software, and you are allowed to assign different
permissions for different users if needed.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click Tool->Account Management to open the Account Management page.
The user account you registered to log into the software is set as the super user.
Adding the User
Steps:
1.
Open the Account Management page.
2.
Click Add User to open the Add User dialog box.
3.
Select the user type from the drop-down list. 2 types of user accounts are selectable:
Administrator: The administrator account has all permissions by default, and can modify the
passwords and permissions of all operators and its own account.
Operator: The operator account has no permission by default and you can assign the permissions
manually. An operator can only modify the password of its own account.
4.
Input the user name, password and confirm password as desired.
5.
Check the checkboxes to assign the permissions for the created user. Optionally, you can select a
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user in the Copy from drop-down list, to copy the permissions of the selected user.
6.
Optionally, you can click Default Permission to restore the default permissions of this user.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.

A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > |. And the length of
the password cannot be less than 6 characters.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
Up to 50 user accounts can be added for the client software.
Managing the User
Purpose:
After created successfully, the user account is added to the user list on the Account Management page.
You can edit or delete the information of the user accounts.
To edit the information of the user, select the user from the list, and click Edit User.
To delete the information of the user, select the user from the list, and click Delete User.
For super and administrator user, you can click Copy to to copy the permissions to other user(s).
The super user cannot be deleted and only the password of the super user can be edited.
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11.2 System Configuration
Purpose:
The general parameters, file saving paths, keyboard and joystick shortcuts, alarm sounds and Email
settings can be configured.
Click the
icon on the control panel,
or click Tool->System Configuration to open the System Configuration page.
You can click Default Value to restore the defaults of all the system configurations.
11.2.1 General Settings
Purpose:
The frequently-used parameters, including the log expired time, view scale, etc., can be set.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click the General tab to enter the General Settings interface.
3.
Configure the general parameters. For details, see Table 10.1 General Parameters.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Table 10.1 General Parameters
Parameters
Descriptions
Log Expiry Date
The time for keeping the log files, once exceeded, the files will be deleted.
Network Performance
The current network conditions. It can be set as Normal, Better or Best.
Picture Format
Set the file format for the captured pictures during live view or playback.
Select Maximize or Full Screen as the maximum mode. For selecting
Maximum Mode
Maximize, the software will be maximized and the taskbar will display. For
selecting Full Screen, the software will be displayed in full-screen mode.
Enable this function to allow to access iVMS-4200 client software via web
browser. You can also set the web server port as desired. By default, it is
80. If the port No. of your PC running the iVMS-4200 is occupied, you can
Enable Web Service
change it to other value.
After changing the port No., you should access the client via web browser
by inputting IP address of the PC running the client : new port No.. Please
refer to Section 16.1 Login for details.
Enable Screen Toolbar
Show the toolbar on each display window in live view or playback.
Display
Enable Auto-login
Prioritize Playback of
Record Files on Storage
Log into the client software automatically.
Play back the video files recorded on the storage server preferentially.
Otherwise, play back the video files recorded on the local device.
Server
Resume Live View
Resume the latest live view status after you log into the client again.
Status
Disconnect Background
In multiple-window division mode, double-click a live video to display it in
Videos in Single Live
1-window division mode, and the other live videos will be stopped for
View
Pop up Security Prompt
When Using Default
saving the resource.
If the default password of the added device has not been changed, the
prompt will pop up for notification.
Password
Enable Wheel for Zoom
Enable to use the mouse wheel for zoom in or out of the video in PTZ
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mode, or for zoom in or restoring of the video in digital zoom mode. In this
way, you can directly zoom in or out (or restore) the live video by scrolling
the mouse.
Auto Time Adjustment
Adjust the time automatically at a specified time point.
11.2.2 Image Settings
Purpose:
The image parameters of the software can be configured, such as view scale, play performance, etc.
Steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the System Configuration page.
Click the Image tab to enter the Image Settings interface.
Configure the image parameters. For details, see Table 10.2 Image Parameters.
Click Save to save the settings.
Table 10.2 Image Parameters
Parameters
View Scale
Play Performance
Auto-change Video
Stream
Enable Highlight
Display Transaction
Descriptions
The view scale of the video in live view or playback. It can be set as Full
Screen, 4:3, 16:9 or Original Resolution.
The play performance of the live video. It can be set as Shortest Delay or
Self-adaptive.
Change the video stream (main stream or sub-stream) automatically in live
view according to the size of the display window.
Mark the detected objects with green rectangles in live view and
playback.
Display the transaction information in the live view.
Information
VCA Rule
Display the VCA rule in the live view.
11.2.3 File Saving Path Settings
Purpose:
The video files from manual recording, the captured pictures and the system configuration files are
stored on the local PC. The saving paths of these files can be set.
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1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click the File tab to enter the File Saving Path Settings interface.
3.
4.
Click the icon
and select a local path for the files.
Click Save to save the settings.
11.2.4 Keyboard and Joystick Shortcuts Settings
Purpose:
The keyboard can be connected to the client and be used to control the PTZ cameras. You can set the
shortcuts for keyboard and joystick to get quick and convenient access to the commonly used actions.
Steps:
1.
For keyboard: Select the COM port from the drop-down list if the keyboard is connected to the PC
installed with the client.
2.
For keyboard and joystick:
1)
Select a certain function from the list.
2)
Double-click the item field under the PC Keyboard, USB Joystick or USB Keyboard column.
3)
Select the compound keys operation or number from the drop-down list to set it as the
shortcuts for the function of the keyboard or USB joystick.
3.
Click Save to save the settings.
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11.2.5 Alarm Sound Settings
Purpose:
When the alarm, such as motion detection alarm, video exception alarm, etc., is triggered, the client
can be set to give an audible warning and the sound of the audible warning can be configured.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click the Alarm Sound tab to enter the Alarm Sound Settings interface.
3.
Click the icon
4.
5.
Optionally, you can click the icon
Click Save to save the settings.
and select the audio files from the local path for different alarms.
for a testing of the audio file.
The format of the audio file can only be *wav.
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11.2.6 Email Settings
Purpose:
An Email notification can be sent when a system alarm occurs. To send the Email to some specified
receivers, the settings of the Email need to be configured before proceeding.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click the Email tab to enter the Email Settings interface.
3.
Input the required information.
Server Authentication (Optional): If your email server requires authentication, check this
checkbox to use authentication to log into the server and enter the login user name and
password of your email account.
SMTP Server: Input the SMTP Server address.
Port: Input the communication port of Email service. The port is 25 by default.
User Name: Input the user name of the sender Email address if Server Authentication is checked.
Password: Input the password of the sender Email address if Server Authentication is checked.
Sender Address: Input the Email address of the sender.
Receiver 1—3: Input the Email address of the receiver. Up to 3 receivers can be set.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Enable SSL to increase the security of email sending.
5.
Optionally, you can click Send Test Email to send an email to the receiver for test.
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Chapter 12 Forwarding Video Stream
through Stream Media Server
Purpose:
There is always a limit of the device remote access number. When there are many users wanting to get
remote access to the device to get the live view, you can add the stream media server and get the
video data stream from the stream media server, thus to lower the load of the device.
12.1 Adding the Stream Media Server
Before you start:
The stream media server application software needs to be installed and it is packed in the iVMS-4200
software package. When installing the iVMS-4200, check the checkbox Stream Media Server to
enable the installation of stream media server.
Steps:
1.
Click the shortcut icon
on the desktop to run the stream media server.
You can also forward the video through the stream media server installed on other PC.
2.
Open the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
3.
Click Add New Device Type, select Stream Media Server and click OK.
4.
Click Stream Media Server on the list and then click Add Device.
You can add the stream media server in the following two ways:
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Adding Stream Media Server by IP Address
Perform the following steps to add the stream media server:
1)
Select IP Address as the adding mode.
2)
Input the nickname and IP address of the stream media server. The default port value is
554.
3)
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Click Add to add the stream media server to the client software.
Adding Stream Media Server by IP Segment
Perform the following steps to add the stream media server by IP segment:
1)
Select IP Segment as the adding mode.
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2)
Input the start IP and end IP. The default port value is 554.
3)
Click Add to add the stream media server to the client software. The stream media
server of which the IP address is between the start IP and end IP will be added to the
client.
For one client, up to 16 stream media servers can be added.
12.2 Adding Cameras to Stream Media Server to
Forward Video Stream
Purpose:
To get the video stream of a camera via stream media server, you need to connect the camera to the
stream media server.
Steps:
1.
Select the stream media server from the list.
2.
Click Configure to enter the Stream Media Server Settings interface.
3.
Select the cameras of which the video stream is to be forwarded via the stream media server.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
5.
Go the Main View page and start the live view of the cameras again. You can check the channel
number of the video stream forwarded through or sent from the stream media server.
For one stream media server, up to 64 channels of video stream can be forwarded through it and up
to 200 channels of video stream can be sent to clients from it.
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Chapter 13 Decoding and Displaying
Video on Video Wall
The Video Wall module provides the video decoding functionality, and the decoded video can be
displayed on the Video Wall for an attention-grabbing performance.
The Video Wall module only displays when Decoding Device is enabled for adding to the client.
Steps:
1)
Enter the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
2)
Click Add New Device Type, select Decoding Device and click OK. Then the
module will
display on the control panel.
Click the
icon on the control panel, or click View->Video Wall to open the Video Wall page.
13.1 Adding the Encoding Device
Purpose:
You should add the encoding device for decoding and displaying on the video wall. If you do not add
the encoding devices in the Device Management page, you can add them in Video Wall page.
Steps:
1.
In the Camera area, click
to activate the adding device window.
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2.
Select the adding mode and configure the corresponding settings for the device.
For the detailed configuration about the 4 adding modes, please refer to the following sections:
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By specifying the device IP address, see Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually.

By specifying an IP segment, see Section 2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment.

By IP Server, see Section 2.2.4 Adding Devices by IP Server.

By HiDDNS, see Section 2.2.5 Adding Devices by HiDDNS.
(Optional) If you want to add the third-party encoding device, please perform the following steps:
1.
Go to the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
2.
Click Add New Device Type, select Third-party Encoding Device and click OK.
3.
Select Third-party Encoding Device in the organization panel and click Add Device to activate the
Add Device window.

For IP/Domain: Edit the nickname, IP address / domain name, port No., user name,
password, channel number, start from and manufacturer for the device.

For IP Segment: Edit the start IP, end IP, port No., user name, password, channel number,
start from and manufacturer for the device.
If you edit 4 in Start From field, it means that the starting channel No. is 4.
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13.2 Adding the Decoding Device
Purpose:
To decode the video of the encoding device and display the decoded video on the Video Wall, the
decoding device needs to be added to the client.
Steps:
1.
Click Enter Video Wall Config to enter the decoding device and video wall configuration interface.
2.
In the Decoding Output area, click
3.
Set the device type as Decoder or Cascading Server.
to activate the Quick Adding of Decoding Device window.
To added cascading server here, please enter the Device Management page and click the Server
tab. Click Add New Device Type, select Cascading Server and click OK.
For Decoder, there are 2 adding modes available. Select the adding mode and configure the
corresponding settings for the device.
For the detailed configuration about the 2 adding modes, please refer to the following sections:

By specifying the device IP address or domain, see Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually.

By specifying an IP segment, see Section 2.2.3 Adding Devices by IP Segment.
For Cascading Server, you can add the device via IP address. For detailed configuration, see
Section 2.2.2 Adding Devices Manually.
Edit the Output of the Decoding Device
Steps:
1.
In the Decoding Output area, click
before the decoding device to list the outputs of it.
2.
Double-click an output and you can edit the parameters for it. Or you can right-click a decoding
output in the video wall area and select Decoding Output Configuration to edit its parameters.
For HDMI and VGA outputs, the resolution can be configured; for BNC output, the video standard
can be configured.
3.
(Optional) you can check the checkbox of Batch Configuration and select other outputs to copy
the settings to.
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4.
Click OK to save the settings.
13.3 Configuring Video Wall Settings
Purpose:
After the encoding device and decoding device have been added, the parameters of Video Wall need
to be configured for video display.
13.3.1 Linking Decoding Output with Video Wall
Steps:
1.
Click Enter Video Wall Config to enter the decoding device and video wall configuration interface.
2.
A default video wall view with the window division of 4*4 is provided. You can edit the default
video wall or add a new video wall as desired.
Task 1: Add a Video Wall
1) Right-click the video wall and select Add Video Wall, or click
Wall window.
to activate the Add Video
2) Enter the name, row number, column number and proportion of the video wall.
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3) Click Add.
Task 2: Edit a Video Wall
1) Right-click the video wall and select Modify Video Wall to edit it.
2) In the pop-up window, you can edit the name, row number, column number and proportion
of the video wall.
You can also drag your mouse to set the needed video wall.
3) Click Modify to save the settings.
Task 3: Delete a Video Wall
To delete the video wall, right-click the video wall and select Delete Video Wall, or click
of
the video wall.
3.
Click-and-drag the decoding output on the left-side list to the display window of video wall, to
configure the one-to-one correspondence. You can also click and hold the Ctrl or Shift key to
select multiple outputs and then drag them to the video wall for configuring linkage in batch. You
can click
in the upper-right corner of the display window to release the linkage.

Up to 4 video walls can be added to the client software.

The total number of the display windows of the video wall should be no more than 100.
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The ranges of the row number and column number are both between 1 and 10.
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13.3.2 Multi-screen Display
Purpose:
For DS-6400HDI-T series decoder, you can joint multiple screens as a whole window. In this way, the
decoded video of one camera can be shown on the jointed window.
Before you start:
You should add DS-6400HDI-T series decoding device to the client. Please refer to Section 13.2 Adding
the Decoding Device for detailed configuration about adding decoding device.
Steps:
1.
Perform the step 3 of Section 13.3.1 Linking Decoding Output with Video Wall to configure the
linkage between the decoder and video wall.
2.
Click-and-drag you mouse to select the adjacent display windows for jointing.
1.
You can only joint the same output interfaces as a whole window. E.g., you can only joint 4
VGA interfaces or HDMI interfaces.
2.
3.
Click
BNC interface does not support jointing.
to confirm jointing the screens.
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4.
(Optional) You can set the resolution for the jointed window by right-clicking on it and select
Decoding Output Configuration.
To cancel the multi-screen display, click
in the upper-right corner of the display window.
13.3.3 Configuring Background
Purpose:
You can upload pictures for showing as the background of the video window.
The function should be supported by the decoding device.
Steps:
1.
2.
Click
to expand the Background Picture panel.
Select a background picture and double-click (or right-click and select Background Configuration)
it to activate the background uploading window.
3.
4.
Set a user-defined name for the background picture and click
Click Upload to upload the picture.
to select a picture file.
5.
Click and drag the configured background picture to the desired position of the video wall.
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6.
You can move the window when the cursor becomes
and adjust its size when the cursor
becomes directional arrow. Right-click on the background picture and select Show or Hide to
show or hide the background picture.
The picture will be displayed on the physical video wall after you upload the background.
13.3.4 Configuring Virtual LED
Purpose:
You can display the required contents on the video wall by using virtual LED.
The function should be supported by the decoding device.
Steps:
1.
Click Enter Video Wall Config to enter the configuration interface.
2.
Click
3.
Click-and-drag the virtual LED to the video wall.
4.
You can move the window when the cursor becomes
to display the Virtual LED panel, click
to expand the added video wall controller.
and adjust its size when the cursor
becomes directional arrow.
5.
Right-click the virtual LED in t he panel and select Virtual LED Settings to set the parameters for
it.
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Content: Set the content that you want to display on the video wall.

Show Mode: Select the mode of the virtual LED as desired.

Moving Mode: Set the scrolling effect for the displayed text.

Moving Direction: Set the scrolling direction for the displayed text.

Moving Speed: Set the moving speed for the displayed text.

Font Size: Set the size of the displayed text.

Font Color: Set the color of the displayed text by clicking Color.

Background Color: Set the color of the background by clicking Color
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13.4 Displaying Video on Video Wall
Purpose:
After the settings of the encoding device, decoding device and video wall, the video stream from the
encoding devices can be decoded and displayed on the Video Wall.

After enable decoding and displaying, the captured picture of the video from the encoding
device displays on the Video Wall interface. And the real-time live view is shown on the physical
video wall.

For some kinds of decoder, the video stream from the signal source (which refers to the video
signal (e.g., PC) connected to the decoder via the local interfaces) can also be displayed on the
video wall. For detailed configuration, please refer to the User Manual of the device.
13.4.1 Decoding and Displaying
Steps:
1.
Click Back to Operation Page to go back to the Video Wall Operation interface.
2.
Click
to save the linkage settings for the current scene. Or click
scene to save the settings for.

(beside
) and select a
Scene settings are only supported by the cascading server. For setting the decoder, please skip
step 2 and 3.

8 scenes can be set for a video wall. Each scene can be configured with different linkage
settings and window divisions.

For editing the name of a scene, select a scene and click
can also click
to define a new name for it. You
to clear all the settings for the scene.
3.
Select a scene which is configured with linkage settings and click
4.
Click-and-drag the camera on the left-side list to the display window of video wall. The video
to enable the scene.
stream from the camera will be decoded and displayed on the Video Wall. You can also select a
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decoding window and then double-click a camera to decode and display the video. You can also
click and hold the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple cameras and then drag them to the video
wall.
For DS-6400HDI-T decoder, you can select the signal source on the Signal Source panel for video
wall display.
5.
Select a playing window and click the icon
to get a preview of the video in the lower-right
corner of the screen. Or you can directly drag a camera to the preview window for live view. You
can also double-click the preview window to get a full-screen view.
You can move the mouse to the window and click
6.
(Optional) Select a decoding window and click
save the settings for the current scene. Or click
settings for.
7.
in the lower-right corner to stop decoding.
to set the window division for it. Click
(beside
If the decoded camera supports PTZ control, you can click
to
) and select a scene to save the
beside PTZ to activate the PTZ
control panel. For detailed configuration, please refer to Section 2.4.3 PTZ Control in Live View.
8.
Right-click on a playing window to activate the decoding management menu, as shown below:
The menu differs depending on the devices.
Stop / Start Decoding: Stop / Start the decoding.
Start / Pause Successive Decoding: Start / Pause the cycle decoding. This function is only supported
by decoder.
Refresh: Refresh the decoding.
Open / Close Digital Zoom: Enable / Disable digital zoom.
Enable Audio: Turn on / off the audio of the decoding video.
Enlarge Window: Display the window in full-screen mode.
Decoding Channel Status: View the status of the decoding channel, such as decoding status, stream
type.
Upload Logo: Upload a picture as the logo to the video window and set the display parameters for it.
After setting, the logo shows in the defined position of the window on physical video wall.
Show / Hide Logo: Show / Hide the logo.
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Stick on Top: Always stick the window on the top layer. This function is only supported by cascading
server.
Stick at Bottom: Always stick the window at the bottom layer. This function is only supported by
cascading server.
Lock: Lock the window to disable the roaming function.
Set Alarm Window: Display the video triggered by event or alarm input on Video Wall.
Decoding Delay: Set the delay degree of the decoding according to the actual needs. This function is
only supported by cascading server.
Go to Playback: Enter the playback mode. This function is only supported by decoder.
Icon
Description
Start all the decoding
Stop all the decoding
Stop all the roaming windows
Refresh all the decoding windows
Set cycle decoding and switching interval
13.4.2 Windowing and Roaming Settings
Purpose:
Windowing is to open a new window on the screen(s). The window can be within a screen or span
multiple screens. You can move the playing window within the video wall as desired and this function
is called roaming.
The windowing and roaming function should be supported by the decoding device.
Steps:
1.
Click-and-drag on a screen which links to a decoding output to open a window. The window can
be within a screen or span multiple screens. If you want to open a window on the opened window,
click-and-drag and hold the Ctrl key to create one. And for the locked window (refer to step 6),
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you can click-and-drag to create a new window on it.
At least one camera should be selected before opening window.
2.
You can move the window when the cursor becomes
and adjust its size when the cursor
becomes directional arrow. You can also hold the Shift key to scale the window in proportion.
3.
During moving the window, the dotted borders will display. The window will be adjusted to align
with the borders if it is moved to the location near the dotted borders.
4.
Double-click the window and it will enlarge to fill the spanning screens and display on the top
layer. You can double-click again to restore.
5.
(Optional) Select a window and click
settings for it.
6.
Right-click on a window and select Lock in the right-click menu to disable the roaming function,
and the
to set the window division for it. Click
to save the
icon shows on the top-right corner of the window. In this way, the window cannot be
moved and resized. You can right-click on the window and select Unlock in the right-click menu to
recover the roaming function.
7.
Right-click on a window and select Stop Decoding in the right-click menu, or move the mouse to
the window and click
8.
in the upper-right corner to stop the decoding of the window and it will
be closed. You can also click
to close all the roaming windows.
The window only shows a captured picture of the decoded video. You can right-click on a window
and select Refresh in the right-click menu, or move the mouse to the window and click
in the
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lower-right corner to capture a latest picture of the decoded video and display on the window.
9.
If you want to view the specific area of the video in details, you can right-click on a window and
select Open Digital Zoom (if available) in the right-click menu and the cursor becomes
. Use
the mouse to drag on the video to realize digital zoom. You can check the effect on the physical
video wall
10. Select a playing window and click the icon
to get a preview of the video in the lower-right
corner of the screen. Or you can directly drag a camera to the preview window for live view. You
can also double-click the preview window to get a full-screen view.
11. Right-click on a playing window and you can control decoding management via the right-click
menu.
13.4.3 Configuring Playback
Purpose:
The record file is supported to be played back on the video wall.
playback function is only supported by decoder.
Steps:
1.
Click-and-drag the camera on the left-side list to the display window of video wall, or you can
open a window if supported.
2.
Move the mouse to the window and click
in the upper-right corner. Or you can right-click on
the window and select Go to Playback in the right-click menu.
3.
If there is record file of current day, the record file will be played back automatically. If not, you
can set the search condition on the search panel which shows in the left area of the interface
(click
to show more search options, and then click the icon
end time for the search), and click Search to find the record file.
4.
to specify the start time and
Right-click on the playback window and you can control the playback through the right-click menu,
such as pause, stop, fast forward, slow forward, capture, start recording and full-screen playback.
The saving path for the captured pictures and recorded files can be configured on System
Configuration page. Please refer to Section 11.2.3 File Saving Path Settings for detailed settings.
When you move the mouse to the screen, the icons will display as shown below.
Icon
Description
Pause the playback
Stop the playback
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Capture the playback video
Record the playback video
Back to live view mode
Playback speed.
13.4.4 Configuring Cycle Decoding
Purpose:
The cycle decoding refers that you can configure multiple video streams of encoding devices to one
decoding output and you can set the switching interval for the decoding.
The cycle decoding is only supported by decoder.
Steps:
1.
Click
beside
and set the switching interval for the cycle decoding.
2.
Click-and-drag the camera on the left-side list to the display window of video wall, or you can
open a window if supported.
The cycle decoding is not supported by the signal source of DS-6400HDI-T.
3.
Move the mouse to the group node and click
under cycle decoding will be marked with
to start cycle decoding (the decoding output
). Right-click on the window and you can control
decoding management via the right-click menu.
13.5 Configuring Video Wall Controller
Purpose:
The client provides the function of managing the added video wall controller.
13.5.1 Adding the Video Wall Controller
Purpose:
You should add the video wall controller to the client for management.
Steps:
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1.
Go to the Device Management page and click the Server tab.
2.
Click Add New Device Type, select Video Wall Controller and click OK.
3.
Select Video Wall Controller in the organization panel and click Add Device to activate the Add
Device window.
4.
Edit the nickname, IP address / domain name, port No., user name and password for the device.
5.
Click Add to save the settings.
6.
For edit the output, please refer to Section 13.2 Adding the Decoding Device.
13.5.2 Linking Output with Video Wall
Steps:
1.
Click Enter Video Wall Config to enter the configuration interface.
2.
A default video wall with the added video wall controller name is provided. You can edit the
default video wall as desired. For details, please refer to Section 13.3.1 Linking Decoding Output
with Video Wall.
3.
Click-and-drag the output of the added video wall controller on the left-side list to the display
window of video wall, to configure the one-to-one correspondence. You can also click and hold
the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple outputs and then drag them to the video wall for
configuring linkage in batch. You can click
in the upper-right corner of the display window to
release the linkage.
4.
For background settings, please refer to the Section 13.3.3 Configuring Background.

The total number of the display windows of the video wall should be no more than 100.

The ranges of the row number and column number are both between 1 and 10.
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13.5.3 Configuring Virtual LED
Purpose:
You can display the required contents on the video wall by using virtual LED.
Steps:
1.
Click Enter Video Wall Config to enter the configuration interface.
2.
Click
3.
Click-and-drag the virtual LED to the video wall.
4.
You can move the window when the cursor becomes
becomes directional arrow.
5.
Right-click the virtual LED in the panel and select Virtual LED Settings to set the parameters for it.
to display the Virtual LED panel, click
to expand the added video wall controller.
and adjust its size when the cursor

Content: Set the content that you want to display on the video wall.

Show Mode: Select the mode of the virtual LED as desired.

Moving Mode: Set the scrolling effect for the displayed text.

Font Size: Set the size of the displayed text.

Font Color: Set the color of the displayed text by clicking Color.

Background Color: Set the color of the background by clicking Color
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13.5.4 Configuring Video Wall Screens
Purpose:
The screens of the video wall can be configured, including screen type, opening screen, closing
screen, input source and image parameters.
Steps:
1. Click Back to Operation Page to go back to the Video Wall Operation interface.
2.
3.
Click
to activate the Screen Control window.
Click-and-drag on the video wall to select the screens and configure the parameters for
them.
Screen Type: Select the type for the selected screens for different screen type adopting
different communication protocols.
Open Screen / Close Screen: Open or close the selected screens.
Open All / Close All: Open or close all the screens.
Input Source Type: Select the input source for the screen and click Set to save the settings.
Image Parameters and Position Adjustment: Select brightness or contrast and click
or
to adjust the image parameters. Select horizontal or vertical and click
or
to
adjust the image position on the screen.
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13.5.5 Displaying Video on Video Wall
Purpose:
After adding the video wall controller and linking the output with the video wall, the video stream
from the encoding devices or the signal source can be displayed on the video wall.

Encoding devices refer to the devices connected to iVMS-4200 client via network.

Decoding module should be connected to the video wall controller before the video of the
encoding devices can be decoded and displayed.

Signal source refers to the video signal (e.g., analog camera) connected to the video wall
controller via the local interfaces of the controller.

After enable decoding and displaying, the captured picture of the video from the encoding
device displays on the Video Wall interface. And the real-time live view is shown on the physical
video wall.

For signal source, no captured pictures displaying on the output window. You can check the live
video on the physical video wall.
Steps:
1.
Click Back to Operation Page to go back to the Video Wall Operation interface.
2.
Select a scene which is configured with linkage settings and click
3.
Click-and-drag the camera or signal source on the left-side list to the display window of video wall.
to enable the scene.
The video stream from the camera or signal source will be displayed on the Video Wall. You can
also select a decoding window and then double-click a camera to decode and display the video.
You can also click and hold the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple cameras and then drag them to
the video wall.
4.
Or you can select a camera or signal source, then click-and-drag on a screen which links to an
output to open a window. The window can be within a screen or span multiple screens. If you
want to open a window on the opened window, click-and-drag and hold the Ctrl key to create one.
For details, please refer to Section 13.4.2 Windowing and Roaming Settings.
5.
Select a playing window and click the icon
to get a preview of the video in the lower-right
corner of the screen. Or you can directly drag a camera to the preview window for live view. You
can also double-click the preview window to get a full-screen view.
6.
Click
to save the current settings as a scene. Or click
create a new scene to save the settings for.

32 scenes can be set for a video wall controller.

For editing the name of a scene, select a scene and click
can also click
click
7.
(beside
) and select a scene or
to define a new name for it. You
to clear all the settings for the scene. For calling a scene, select a scene and
to enable the scene.
Right-click on a playing window to activate the decoding management menu.
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The menu differs depending on the devices. Please refer to Section 13.4.1 Decoding and
Displaying for detailed introduction.
8.
For displaying the record files of the encoding device on the video wall, please refer to Section
13.4.3 Configuring Playback.
13.5.6 Configuring Plan
Purpose:
The plan function of video wall controller provides the switching the configured scene(s) and turning
on or off the screens at a certain time. You can also set the time schedule for switching the operations
(such as scene, close screens) and the plan can also be auto-switched.
Before you start: Scene(s) should be added for the video wall controller. Please refer to Section 13.5.5
Displaying Video on Video Wall for adding scenes.
Steps:
1.
Click Back to Operation Page to go back to the Video Wall Operation interface.
2.
Click
to display the Plan panel, click Add Plan or right-click on the panel and select Add Plan
to pop up the Add Plan window.
Up to 16 plans can be added to a video wall controller.
3.
Set the parameters for the plan:
Nickname: Edit a name for the plan as desired.
Mode: Select the mode to execute the plan. Manual, Auto and Auto-switch are selectable.

Manual: Automatically execute the plan until you stop calling the plan manually.

Auto: Execute the plan according to the configured start time and execution times in
Parameters panel.

Auto-switch: Execute the plan according to the configured time schedule and execution
times in Parameters panel.
Plan Task: Set the operations for the plan. The plan will be execute the added operations in
order.

Add: Add an operation for the plan. If you select the Task Type as Display Scene, you can
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select the configured scene in the Scene drop-down list and set the dwell time. If you select
the Task Type as Open Screen or Close Screen, you can select the screen type for opening or
closing and set the dwell time.

Up: Move the selected operation up.

Down: Move the selected operation down.

Delete: Remove the selected operation.
Parameters:
If you select Auto as the mode, you can set the Start Time and Execution Times. E.g., you set the
Start Time as 2014-06-04 00:00:00 and Execution Times as 4, then the plan will be executed from
2014-06-04 00:00:00 and continuously for 4 times before stopping.
If you select Auto-switch as the mode, you can set the Weekday Settings and Execution Times.
E.g., you set the Weekday Settings as 10:30:00 of Mon and 08:30:00 of Wed, and Execution
Times as 6, the plan will be executed from 10:30:00 of Monday and continuously for 6 times,
then from 08:30:00 of Wednesday and continuously for 6 times. The next week, the plan will be
executed at the configured time.
4.
Click OK to save the settings.
5.
To call a plan, select a plan and click
click
to enable the plan. For editing the plan, select a plan and
to edit the settings for it. You can also click
to clear all the settings for the plan. To
stop the plan, right-click a plan and select Stop Plan.
Please stop the plan before you want to configure the video wall controller.
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Chapter 14 Heat Map
Purpose:
Heat map is a graphical representation of data represented by colors or the heat map data can be
displayed in line chart. The heat map function of the camera usually be used to analyze the visit times
and dwell time of customers in a configured area.
Before you start:
Please add a heat map network camera to the software and properly configure the corresponding
area. The added camera should have been configured with heat map rule.
The heat map network camera should be added to the software as Encoding Device, please refer to
Section 2.2 Adding the Device for detailed configuration. For configuring heat map rule, please refer
to the User Manual of the heat map network camera.
Click the
icon on the control panel to open the Heat Map page.
Steps:
1.
Open the Heat Map page.
2.
Click to select a heat map camera in the area panel.
3.
Select the report type as needed and set the start time.
4.
Click Generate Heat Map and the heat map of the camera displays. You can click
display the statistics in line chart or picture mode.
or
to
In picture mode, the red color block (255, 0, 0) indicates the most welcome area, and blue color
block (0, 0, 255) indicates the less-popular area.
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Chapter 15 People Counting Statistics
Purpose:
You can check the people counting statistics of the added people counting device and the statistics
can be displayed in line chart or histogram. The detailed data can be exported for local storage.
Before you start:
Please add a people counting device to the software and properly configure the corresponding area.
The added device should have been configured with people counting rule.
The people counting device should be added to the software as Encoding Device, please refer to
Section 2.2 Adding the Device for detailed configuration. For configuring people counting rule, please
refer to the User Manual of the people counting device.
Click the
icon on the control panel to open the People Counting page.
Steps:
1.
Open the People Counting page.
2.
Select the report type as needed and set the time.
1)
Select daily report, weekly report, monthly report or annual report as the time type for the
report.
2)
Select Multi-camera in One Period, Multi-group in One Period, One Camera in Multi-period,
or One Group in Multi-period as the statistics type.

Multi-camera in One Period: Multiple cameras can be selected for generating the statistics
for them of one time period.

Multi-group in One Period: Multiple groups can be selected for generating the statistics for
them of one time period.

One Camera in Multi-period: One camera can be selected for generating the statistics for it
of the two time periods.

One Group in Multi-period: One group can be selected for generating the statistics for it of
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the two time periods.
3)
Select Enter, Exit, or Enter and Exit as the data type.

Enter: The people entered will be counted.

Exit: The people exited will be counted.

Enter and Exit: Both people entered and exited will be counted.
4)
Set the time period(s).
3.
Select the camera(s) or group(s) for generating the report.
4.
Click Search and the statistics displays on the right panel. The detailed data for each hour, day or
month will be also displayed.
By default, the statistics are shown in line chart form. You can switch it to histogram by clicking
the
5.
.
(Optional) Click
to save the detailed data of people counting to your PC.
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Chapter 16 Web Browsing
Purpose:
The iVMS-4200 client software can also be accessed through web browsing. It provides the
functionalities of live view, playback, device management, account management, system configuration,
etc.
16.1 Login
Steps:
1.
Input the IP address of the PC running the iVMS-4200 in the address bar of the web browser, and
press the Enter key. A login window will pop up.
2.
Input the user name and password of iVMS-4200.
3.
Optionally, check the checkbox Remember password to save the password.
4.
Click Login.
You can set the language as Chinese or English in the upper-right corner of the login interface.
The homepage of the web browser after you login is shown as below.
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16.2 Device Management
Purpose:
Before doing any operations via the web browser, devices need to be added to the system for
monitoring and management. You can add devices through the web browser.
Adding the Encoding Device
Steps:
1.
Click the Device Management tab to open the Device Management page.
2.
Click the Server tab.
3.
Click Encoding Device to enter Encoding Device Adding interface.
You can add the encoding device in the following ways:

Adding Devices Manually.

Adding Devices by IP Segment.

Adding Devices by IP Server.

Adding Devices by HiDDNS.
Adding Devices Manually
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
icon to open the device adding dialog box.
Select IP/Domain as the adding mode from the drop-down list.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address or domain name.
Port: Input the device port number. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
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numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click OK to add the device.
Adding Devices by IP Segment
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
icon to open the device adding dialog box.
Select IP Segment as the adding mode from the drop-down list.
3.
Input the required information.
Start IP: Input a start IP address.
End IP: Input an end IP address in the same network segment with the start IP.
Port: Input the device port number. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device IP. All the
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channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click OK, and the device of which the IP address is between the start IP and end IP will be added
to the device list.
Adding Devices by IP Server
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
icon to open the device adding dialog box.
Select IP Server as the adding mode from the drop-down list.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: Input the IP Server address.
Device ID: Input the device ID registered on the IP server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click OK to add the device.
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Adding Devices by HiDDNS
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
icon to open the device adding dialog box.
Select HiDDNS as the adding mode from the drop-down list.
3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: www.hik-online.com.
Device Domain Name: Input the device domain name registered on the HiDDNS server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password. By default, the password is 12345.

The default password (12345) for the Admin account is for first-time log-in purposes only. You
must change this default password to better protect against security risks, such as the
unauthorized access by others to the product that may prevent the product from functioning
properly and/or lead to other undesirable consequences.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
4.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox Export to Group to create a group by the device name. All
the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click OK to add the device.
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Check the checkbox Add Offline Device, input the required information and the device channel count,
and then click Add. When the offline device comes online, the software will connect it automatically.
The devices will be displayed on the device list for management after added successfully. You can
check the nickname, IP address, serial No., HDD status, recording status and other information of the
added devices on the list.
Click Refresh All to refresh the information of all added devices. You can also input the device name in
the filter field for search.
Select device from the list, click Modify/Delete, and then you can modify/delete the information of
the selected device.
Select device from the list, click Remote Config, and then you can do some remote configurations of
the selected device if needed.
Importing Devices to Groups
Purpose:
After the devices added successfully, you can import the devices into groups for a convenient
management.
Steps:
1.
Open the Device Management page.
2.
Click the Group tab to enter the Group Management interface.
3.
Click Add Group to open the Add Group dialog box.
4.
Input the group name and click OK to create a new group.
5.
Click Import to enter the Import Device interface.
6.
Select the encoding channels from the device list and then select a group from the group list.
7.
Click Import Select to import the selected encoding channels to the group.
You can also click Import All to import all the encoding channels to a selected group.
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Click Add, and you can add a new group to the group list.
Click Modify after selecting a group/camera, and you can modify the group/camera information.
Click Delete after selecting a group/camera, and you can remove all cameras/the selected camera
from the group.
To delete a group, select the group from the list on the Group Management interface and click the
Delete Group button
16.3 Live View
Purpose:
On the Live View page, you can view the live video of the added cameras and do some basic
operations, including picture capturing, recording, PTZ control, etc.
Before you start:
A camera group is required to be defined for live view.
Click the Live View tab to open the Live View page.
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Starting Live View
Steps:
1.
Open the Live View page.
2.
3.
Optionally, click the
icon in the live view toolbar, and select the screen layout mode.
Click-and-drag the camera to the display window,
or double-click the camera name after selecting the display window to start the live view.
Live View Toolbar:
On the Live View page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Set View
Set the screen layout mode. 4 types of screen layout modes are
selectable: 1-Screen, 4-Screen, 9-Screen and 16-Screen.
Stop/Start Live View
Stop/Start the live view of all cameras.
Capture
Capture the picture in the live view process.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop the manual recording. The record file is stored in the PC.
Previous
Go for live view of the previous page.
Next
Go for live view of the next page.
Mute/Audio On
Turn off/on the audio in live view
Digital Zoom
Enable/Disable the digital zoom function.
Full Screen
Display the live view in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit.
PTZ Control Functionality
Purpose:
Cameras with the pan/tilt/zoom functionality can be controlled through the web browser. You can also
set the preset, patrol and pattern for the cameras.
Click the
icon to expand the PTZ Control panel on the Live View page.
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Configuring the Preset
Perform the following steps to add a preset:
1.
Click the Preset button to enter the PTZ preset configuration panel.
2.
Click the direction buttons to steer the camera to the desired view.
3.
Select a PTZ preset number from the preset list and click the icon
.
To call a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click the icon
.
To delete a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click the icon
.
Configuring the Pattern
1.
Click the Pattern button to enter the PTZ pattern configuration panel.
2.
3.
Click
to start recording of this pattern path.
Use the direction buttons to control the PTZ movement.
4.
Click
5.
Click the icon
to stop and save the pattern recording.
to call the pattern. To stop calling the pattern, click
.
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Only one pattern can be configured, and the newly-defined pattern will overwrite the previous
pattern.
Configuring the Patrol
Before you start:
Two or more presets for one camera need to be added.
Perform the following steps to add and call a patrol:
1.
Click the Patrol button to enter the PTZ patrol configuration panel.
2.
Select a track number from the drop-down list.
3.
4.
Click
to add a preset, and set the dwell time and patrol speed for the preset.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
5.
Optionally, you can click
6.
Click the icon
or
to edit or delete the preset in the patrol path.
to call the patrol. To stop calling the patrol, click
.

Up to 16 patrols can be configured.

The preset dwell time can be set to 1~255 sec, and the patrol speed can be set to level 1~40.
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Video Settings Functionality
Purpose:
The video parameters, including the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue, can be configured to
create better visual effects.
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
icon to expand the Video Settings panel on the Live View page.
Move the slider to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation or hue of the live video.
3.
Click Default Value, and you can restore the defaults of the video parameters.
16.4 Playback
Purpose:
The record files stored on the storage devices such as the HDDs, Net HDDs and SD/SDHC cards on the
local device can be searched and played back remotely through the web browser.
Click the Playback tab to open the Playback page.
Playback Toolbar:
On the Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
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Set View
Set the screen layout mode. 4 types of screen layout modes are
selectable: 1-Screen, 4-Screen, 9-Screen and 16-Screen.
Stop/Start Playback
Stop/Start the playback of all channels.
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
Start/Stop Clipping
Start/Stop clipping the record files.
Mute/Audio On
Turn off/on the audio in playback.
Full Screen
Display the playback in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit.
Searching Record Files
Steps:
1.
Open the Playback page.
2.
Select the cameras to be searched from the list.
3.
4.
Click the icon
to specify the start time and end time for the search.
Click Search. The record files of the selected cameras will be displayed on the Search Result tab
page.

You can also search the record files by the card number (only applicable to ATM DVR) or by the
file type.

Up to 16 cameras can be searched simultaneously.
Playing Back Record Files
After searching the record files, you can play back the record files in the following two ways:

Playback by File List
Select the record file from the search result list, and then click the icon
the display window of playback.
to play the video on
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
Playback by Timeline
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file. Click on the timeline to play back the
video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Move the mouse pointer to the display window in playback to show the toolbar.
Toolbar in Each Playback Display Window:
In each playback display window, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Pause/Start Playback
Pause/Start the playback of the record files.
Stop Playback
Stop the playback of all cameras.
Slow Forward
Decrease the playback speed of the record files.
Fast Forward
Increase the playback speed of the record files.
Single Frame
Play back the record files frame by frame.
Download
Download the record file for backup.
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16.5 Account Management
Purpose:
Different user accounts can be added for the client through the web browser and you can also assign
permissions for the added users. The user you registered is set as the super administrator.
Click the Account Management tab to open the Account Management page.
Adding the User
Steps:
1.
Open the Account Management page.
2.
Click Add to open the Add User dialog box.
3.
Select the user type. You can set the user type as Administrator or Operator.
4.
Input the user name, password and confirm password as desired.
5.
Check the checkboxes to assign the permissions for the created user.
6.
Optionally, you can click Default Permission to restore the default permissions of this user.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.

A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > |. And the length of
the password cannot be less than 6 characters.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
Up to 50 user accounts can be added for the client software.
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Managing the User
Purpose:
The newly created user account is added to the user list. You can edit or delete the information of the
user accounts.
To edit the information of the user, select the user from the user list, and click Modify.
To delete the information of the user, select the user from the user list, and click Delete.
16.6 System Configuration
Purpose:
The general parameters, including network performance, play performance and saving paths of files
can be configured through the web browser.
Click the System Configuration tab to open the System Configuration page.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Set the network performance and play performance. Click the icon
path for the files. For details, see Table 10.1 System Parameters.
to select a local saving
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3.
Optionally, you can click Default Value to restore the defaults of all system parameters.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
Table 10.1 System Parameters
Parameters
Network Performance
Play Performance
Saving Path of Video
Descriptions
The current network conditions. It can be set as Normal, Better or Best.
The play performance of the live video. It can be set as Shortest Delay, Real
Time, Balanced or Fluency.
The saving path of video files recorded by manual recording.
Files
Saving Path of Pictures
Saving Path of
The saving path of the captured pictures in live view or playback.
The saving path of the system configuration files.
Configuration File
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Troubleshooting
Live View
Problem:

Failed to get the live view of a certain device.
Possible Reasons:
 Unstable network or the network performance is not good enough.
 The device is offline.
 Too many accesses to the remote device cause the load of the device too high.
 The current user has no permission for live view.
 The version of the client software is below the needed version.
Solutions:





Check network status and disable other not in use process on your PC.
Check the device network status.
Restart the device or disable other remote access to the device.
Log in with the admin user and try again.
Download the client software of the latest version.
Recording
Problem:

Local recording and remote recording are confused.
Solutions:

The local recording in this manual refers to the recording which stores the record files on the
HDDs, SD/SDHC cards of the local device.

The remote recording refers to the recording action commanded by the client on the remote
device side.
Playback
Problem:

Failed to download the record files or the downloading speed is too slow.
Possible Reasons:
 Unstable network or the network performance is not good enough.
 The NIC type is not compatible.
 Too many accesses to the remote device
 The current user has no permission for playback.
 The version of the client software is below the needed version.
Solutions:





Check network status and disable other not in use process on your PC.
Directly connect the PC running the client to device to check the compatibility of the NIC card.
Restart the device or disable other remote access to the device.
Log in with the admin user and try again.
Download the client software of the latest version.
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