(DVR) - RECORDING SETUP
STEP 1
SETTING UP YOUR DIGTIAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR)
* This set-up guide assumes you are connecting cameras (not included with this system) to the Digimerge DVR. Consult your DVR’s owners manual for alternative DVR connection
and/or information to install a hard drive.
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Pac k a g e C o n t e n t s
1 - DHU500 Series Digital Video Recorder
1 - Quick Installation Guide
1 - Power Cord
4 - Rubber Feet (for base)
1 - Owners Manual & Warranty
1 - Rack Mount Bracket Kit
1 - Need Help Insert
1 - Remote Control
Connect the cameras (not supplied) to the CH1,
CH2, CH3, CH4 Video Inputs (BNC Inputs)
BACK OF THE DVR
BACK OF THE DVR
NOT INCLUDED - CAMERAS / BROADBAND ROUTER
3
Ensure to turn ON the Power switch (located at the front of
your DVR).
2
Connect one end of the Power Cord to the
DVR; the other end to an electrical outlet
Your system is now ready to use. Refer to your DVR’s owner’s manual to
learn how to record, playback, use the search features and all other features
available with this system. Refer to Step 4 for Setting Up Remote Security
Monitoring.
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENUS. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
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STEP 2
SETTING UP YOUR DIGTIAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) - BASIC SETUP
BASIC SETUP - SETTINGS FOR GENERAL PARAMETERS. CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.
Press Menu button & select SYSTEM SET to do the BASIC SETUP of your DVR
1
Language - Displays the current default language on the
DVR (English by default).
BASIC
2
Initialization - Resets all settings to Factory Default
BASIC
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
3
Date Format - Configures Date Display on the DVR
BASIC
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR SETTINGS PRIOR TO EXITING THE MENU
4
DATE/TIME - Sets the Date and Time for the unit.
BASIC
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
5
INFORMATION - Displays System Information
BASIC
HDD Capacity: ## GB / ## GB
FPGA Version: ############
Application: ############
RAMDisk Version: ############
Kernel Version: ############
IP Address: ###.###.###.###
MAC Address: ##:##:##:##:##:##
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
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SAVE & EXIT - Saves any changes made,
and exits to the Main Menu.
BASIC
Language English
Initialization
Date FormatMM-DD-YYYY
Date/Time MM-DD-YYYY
Information
Save & Exit
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
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STEP 3
SETTING UP YOUR DIGTIAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) - RECORDING SETUP
CAMERA AND RECORDING SETUP - SETTINGS FOR GENERAL PARAMETERS. PRESS MENU BUTTON & SELECT RECORDING SET FOR CAMERA &
RECORDING SETUP. CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.
1
Normal Recording - Controls the settings for Manual
Recording
Normal Recording
CH/ FPS
CH1 8
CH2 8 CH3 8 CH4 6 Save & Exit
/QUALITY
MID
MID
MID
MID
2
Alarm Recording - Sets Alarm settings for your DVR
Alarm Recording
Sensor 1: None
Sensor 2 : None
Sensor 3 : NC
Sensor 4 : NO
Alarm Out: Off
Save & Exit
1. CH1 - CH4: Lists all available cameras for configuration. Press the  and buttons
to highlight, and press the  buttons to select the FPS or Quality for each CH. Use
the  and buttons to change the settings, and press SEL to accept the changes:
• FPS: A set number of Frames Per Second (total) is divided between all available
cameras
based on Resolution settings.
• QUALITY: Set the quality level for the recording - High, Mid or Low
2. SAVE & EXIT: Saves any changes made, and exits to the Main Menu. Press the 
and buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to accept the changes.
CH/ FPS /QUALITY
CH1 8
HIGH
CH2 8 MID
CH3 8 LOW
CH4 7 OFF
Post Alarm Duration: 150 sec.
Setup Alarm
Save & Exit
Alarm 1 : 1 2
Alarm 2 : 3 4
Alarm 3 : 5 6
Alarm 4 : 7 8
Setup Sesnor
Save & Exit
Sensor 1: None
Sensor 2 : None
Sensor 3 : NC
Sensor 4 : NO
Alarm Out: Off
Save & Exit
1. CH1-CH4: Lists all available cameras for configuration. Press the  and buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to select the CH#. Use the  and  and SEL buttons to change
the FPS and Quality settings:
• FPS: A set number of Frames Per Second (total) is divided between all available cameras
based on Resolution settings.
• QUALITY: Set the quality level for the recording - High, Mid or Low.
2. POST ALARM: Set the duration that the alarm will continue once detected: 5, 30, 60, 90, 120,
150, 180, 210 or 240 seconds.
3. SETUP ALARM: Configuration sub-menus for Alarm and Sensors. Press the  and buttons
to highlight, and press the SEL button to access the Alarm Submenu. Use the  and buttons
to choose the cameras to be associated to each alarm:
4. SETUP SENSOR: Configuration for any Sensors attached to the Alarm block. Press the  and
buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to access the Sensor Submenu. Use the  and
buttons to set the Sensor type: NO (Normally Open), NC (Normally Closed) or None.
5. SAVE & EXIT: Saves any changes made, and exits to the Main Menu. Press the  and buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to accept the changes.
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
3
Motion Recording - Configures for Motion Sensor events
Motion Recording
CH/ FPS /QUALITY
CH1 8
HIGH
CH2 8 MID
CH3 8 LOW
CH4 7 LOW
Post Motion Duration: 150 sec.
Setup Motion
Save & Exit
CH/ AREA/ SENSE
CH1 AREA HIGH
CH2 AREA MID
CH3 AREA LOW
CH4 AREA OFF
Save & Exit
1. CH1 - CH4: Lists all available cameras for configuration. Press the  and buttons to
highlight, and press the  buttons to select the FPS or Quality for each CH. Use the 
and buttons to change the settings, and press SEL to accept the changes:
• FPS: A set number of Frames Per Second (total) is divided between all available cameras
based on Resolution settings.:
• QUALITY: Set the quality level for the recording - High, Mid, Low or Off
2. POST MOTION DURATION: Set the duration that the alarm will continue once detected:
5, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210 or 240 seconds.
3. SETUP MOTION: Configuration for each Motion Sensor enabled Camera Press the 􀁋 and 􀁌buttons to highlight the Setup Motion option, and press the SEL button to access the SETUP MOTION submenu. Press the  and buttons to highlight a specific Camera, and
press the SEL button to select.
• AREA: Press the SEL button on the AREA option to specify segments of the Camera view
to have Motion Detection. Use the  and buttons to navigate around the Motion
Setup screen, and press the SEL button to turn a segment ON/OFF. Press the MENU button once complete. Dark Blue indicates that a section has been selected for motion detection, and blank areas indicate that motion will not be detected in those areas.
• SENSE: Sets the Sensitivity of the Motion Detection: Use the  and  and SEL buttons
to change the setting to High, Mid, Low or Off.
4. SAVE & EXIT: Saves any changes made, and exits to the Main Menu. Press  and
buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to accept the changes.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
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STEP 3
SETTING UP YOUR DIGTIAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) - RECORDING SETUP (continued)
CAMERA AND RECORDING SETUP - SETTINGS FOR GENERAL PARAMETERS. PRESS MENU BUTTON & SELECT RECORDING SET FOR CAMERA &
RECORDING SETUP. CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.
4
5
Schedule Recording - Configures for Scheduled events
Schedule Recording
CH/ FPS /QUALITY
CH1 8
HIGH
CH2 8 MID
CH3 8 LOW
CH4 7 OFF
Setup Schedule
Save & Exit
1. CH1 - CH4: Lists all available cameras for configuration. Press the  and  buttons
to highlight, and press the  buttons to select the FPS or Quality for each CH. Use
the the  and buttons to change the settings, and press SEL to accept the changes:
• FPS: A set number of Frames Per Second (total) is divided between all available cameras based on Resolution settings.
• QUALITY: Set the quality level for the recording - High, Mid, Low
2. SETUP SCHEDULE: Settings for scheduled recording times. Press the  and  buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to access the Schedule Setup Submenu:
• Use the  and  buttons to choose a day (SUN-SAT) and SEL to set the schedule.
• Use the  and   buttons to set the recording Start Time and End Time
• Select SAVE & EXIT to return to the Menu
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
Save & Exit
FROM
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
TO
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
Recording ON/OFF - Controls the Recording for Event Types
Recording ON/OFF
Alarm Rec:
Motion Rec:
Schedule Rec: Save & Exit
OFF
OFF
OFF
ALARM RECORDING: Turns Alarm Recording ON/OFF. Press the  and  buttons to highlight,
and press the  buttons to switch between ON and OFF.
MOTION RECORDING: Turns Motion Recording ON/OFF. Press the  and  buttons to highlight, and press the  buttons to switch between ON and OFF.
SCHEDULE RECORDING: Turns Schedule Recording ON/OFF. Press the  and  buttons to
highlight, and press the buttons to switch between ON and OFF.
SAVE & EXIT: Saves any changes made, and exits to the Main Menu. Press the  and  buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to accept the changes.
Note: After setting the Normal, Alarm, Motion, Schedule Recording,
RECORDING ON/OFF MUST BE set to ON individually to activate the
functions.
3. SAVE & EXIT: Saves any changes made, and exits to the Main Menu. Press the 
􀁋 buttons to highlight, and press the SEL button to accept the changes.
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
DHU500 Series Page Version 1.02
www.digimerge.com
STEP 4
SETTING UP REMOTE SECURITY MONITORING
Port forwarding Your Router and the Creation of a DDNS Account with Digimerge is required in order for you to have Remote Internet Access.
1
Connect one end of ethernet cable (not supplied) to the
DVR, the other end to the broadband router (not included). Power router and DVR ON if not already ON
BACK OF A ROUTER (NOT INCLUDED)
2
Record the MAC and IP Address(s)
NETWORK SET
This submenu allows you to change the NETWORK options for the DVR unit. The op-
3
Open your Web Browser. Enter
http://ddns.digimerge.net
http://ddns.digimerge.net
tions in the DDNS Set menu control access to the DVR using the free DDNS, and the
options in the IP Set section controls local network settings for local access to the DVR.
To obtain the DVR’s IP and MAC address, press the INFO button from the DVR Remote
control. Page 45 on your owners manual will have additional network instructions.
NETWORK SET
BACK OF THE DVR
NOTE: Go to MENU from under NETWORK SET and select IP SET
and set the DHCP to YES. Save and Exit and allow few seconds
for the unit to obtain an IP Address from the Router. Please note
down the IP and MAC Address(s) for further use on the DVR.
DDNS SET
IP SET
DHCP: YES
IP Address: ###.###.###.###
Gateway:
###.###.###.###
Netmask:
###.###.###.###
DNS Server: ###.###.###.###
DVR Port:
2000
Webserver Port: 0080
Save & Exit
DDNS SET
The options in the DDNS Set menu allow the DVR unit to be accessed remotely using the Free
DDNS Server ON and the internet. All information will need to be manually entered based on
information from the free DDNS Setup (see page 48 for details).Set the USE DYNAMIC IP option to YES if you will be using the Free DNS Website service to connect to your DVR.
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
DHU500 Series Page Version 1.02
www.digimerge.com
STEP 4
SETTING UP REMOTE SECURITY MONITORING (continued)
Port forwarding Your Router and the Creation of a DDNS Account with Digimerge is required in order for you to have Remote Internet Access.
4
Select the Create Account Option
5
6
Complete Account Information
1. For Product License: Select
your Product Model Number
Select the Create New Account Link
from the drop down menu
(DHU500 Series)
2. For Product Code enter
the MAC address (withut any
space) recorded earlier
3. For URL Request choose a
URL Name (not to exceed 15
Create Account
characters) (e.g. your name,
your company etc.)
7
An Automated Confirmation email will be sent
to you. Record the information below
DDNS:
Domain name:
User name:
Password:
DDNS Status:
Web Port:
Video Port:
Save & Exit
YES
house
JohnDoe
<enter the password>
Check
80
2000
Once the DDNS Account has been configured (and the
account details are received in Email), then these settings can be added to the DVR unit. See the DDNS Set
menu options on Page 35 of your owner’s manual for
1
3
2
1. Press the Menu button on the front panel of the DVR. Select the Network Set option, and select the DDNS Set option.
• Set DDNS to YES (if using remote access to the DVR. Otherwise, leave this option as NO).
• Setup the Domain Name, User Name and Password manually, based on the settings received in email.
• Select the DDNS Status Check to confirm that the DDNS Service can be reached.
CHECKING DDNS NOW
Please wait.. .
It may take a few minutes
8
Port Forward your Router. You will need to
Forward ports 2000 and 80 (defult).
All routers are different. To Port Forward your
Router:
Refer to your Router’s manual for specific instructions on port forwarding
2. Select SAVE & EXIT to save the changes.
If your information is correct the system will display the following message:
DDNS STATUS OK
Move the cursor to “Save & Exit” and press the select button.
Press the menu button a few times to exit the menu
further details.
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
DHU500 Series Page Version 1.02
www.digimerge.com
STEP 4
SETTING UP REMOTE SECURITY MONITORING (continued)
Port forwarding Your Router and the Creation of a DDNS Account with Digimerge is required in order for you to have Remote Internet Access.
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Accessing the DVR Locally / Remotely with a PC
Once the DVR and the Local Network have been successfully configured, a connection can
be made with a Local PC (a PC within the same network as the DVR), or remotely (a PC from
outside the network via the Internet) using Microsoft Internet Explorer
10
Logging Into Live Monitoring
Once the Web Client application has loaded through Internet Explorer, a pop-up window will appear. Log in as:
Local: (IF ON THE SAME ROUTER)
• Username: admin
Use the internal network IP address which you recorded earlier. For Example:
• Password: 00000000 (may be different if the default system password on your DVR was
• http://192.168.0.150 (example)
changed)
Remote: (IF NOT ON THE SAME ROUTER)
Use either the external IP address or the DDNS name, as well as the Web Server port. For
Example:
• http://216.15.59.221 (example)
• http://tomsmith.digimerge.net
Internet Explorer Settings - Installation of Active X Controls and
Allowing POP-UPS are necessary.
To correctly load the Web Client Software, the security settings
in Internet Explorer may need to be adjusted. Please check your
owner’s manual for detailed instruction on setting your Internet
Explorer.
The Web Client software will load once the Login has been completed successfully. Failure to
It’s all on the web
login correctly will close the Web Client window.
NOTE: YOUR COMPUTER MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE SAME
ROUTER THAT YOU HAVE YOUR DVR CONNECTED.
SETUP
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User Manuals
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Software Updates

Quick Start Guides

Firmware Upgrades
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TROUBLESHOOTING HELP,
REFER TO YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR ASSISTANCE. YOU
CAN ALSO CALL OR EMAIL FOR FURTHER SUPPORT.
TOLL FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT: 1-866-344-4674 or
+905-946-8477
Press the Connect Button to view the Camera images
NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD TO ACCESS CERTAIN
MENU. THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS 00000000
The number of cameras displayed on submenus will change based on the model of DVR: 4, 8, or 16 channel versions.
EMAIL SUPPORT: [email protected]
WEBSITE: WWW.DIGIMERGE.COM
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. As our products are subject to continuous improvement, Digimerge Technologies Inc. reserves the right to modify product design, specifications and prices, without notice and without incurring any obligation. E&OE © 2006 Digimerge. All rights reserved.
DHU500 Series Page Version 1.02
www.digimerge.com
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