Digital Video Recorder
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User Manual of Digital Video Recorder
Regulatory information
FCC information
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are marked with "CE" and comply therefore with the
applicable harmonized European standards listed under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, the EMC Directive
2004/108/EC, the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
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the European Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier upon the purchase of equivalent new
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2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in
the European Union. See the product documentation for specific battery information. The battery is marked with this
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Thank you for purchasing our product. If there is any question or request, please do not hesitate to contact
dealer.
This manual is applicable to digital video recorder:
This manual may contain several technically incorrect places or printing errors, and the content is subject to
change without notice. The updates will be added into the new version of this manual. We will readily
improve or update the products or procedures described in the manual.
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Preventive and Cautionary Tips
Before connecting and operating your device, please be advised of the following tips:
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Ensure unit is installed in a well-ventilated, dust-free environment.
Unit is designed for indoor use only.
Keep all liquids away from the device.
Ensure environmental conditions meet factory specifications.
Ensure unit is properly secured to a rack or shelf. Major shocks or jolts to the unit as a result of dropping it
may cause damage to the sensitive electronics within the unit.
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Use the device in conjunction with an UPS if possible.
Power down the unit before connecting and disconnecting accessories and peripherals.
A factory recommended HDD should be used for this device.
Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion. Replace with the same or
equivalent type only. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions provided by the battery
manufacturer.
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Product Key Features
General
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PAL/NTSC adaptive video inputs.
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H.264 video compression with high reliability and superior definition.
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Encoding at up to WD1 (PAL: 960×576, NTSC: 960×480) resolution.
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Each channel supports dual-stream.
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Independent configuration for each channel, including resolution, frame rate, bit rate, image
quality, etc.
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Input and output video quality is configurable.
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Normal and event recording parameters configurable per individual camera.
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Encoding for audio/video composite stream or video stream; audio and video synchronization
during composite stream encoding.
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Watermark technology.
Local Monitoring
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Simultaneous HDMI/VGA and CVBS outputs.
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HDMI/VGA output at up to 1920×1080P resolution.
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1/4/6/8/9/16/25/36-division live view is supported, and the display sequence of screens is
adjustable.
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Live view screen can be switched in group, and manual switch and automatic cycle view is also
provided, the interval of automatic cycle can be adjusted.
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Quick setting menu is provided for live view.
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The selected live view channel can be shielded.
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Motion detection, tamper-proof, video exception and video loss alarm functions.
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Privacy mask.
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Multiple PTZ protocols supported; setting and calling of PTZ preset, patrol and pattern.
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Zooming in by clicking the mouse and PTZ tracing by dragging mouse.
HDD Management
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1 SATA hard disk can be connected to AR301, AR303-4 models, 2 SATA hard disks to AR303-8,
AR303-16 models, and up to 4 SATA hard disks to AR503; with a maximum of 4TB storage
capacity for each disk.
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8 network disks (8 NAS disks, or 7 NAS disks+1 IP SAN disk) can be connected.
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HDD group management.
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Support HDD standby function.
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HDD property: redundancy, read-only, read/write (R/W).
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HDD quota management; different capacity can be assigned to different channel.
Recording and Playback
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Holiday recording schedule configuration.
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Normal and event video encoding parameters.
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Multiple recording types: manual, normal, motion, alarm, motion/alarm and motion & alarm.
Note: The alarm, motion/alarm and motion & alarm recording types are provided for AR503
models only.
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8 recording time periods with separated recording types.
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Pre-record and post-record for motion detection for recording, and pre-record time for schedule
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and manual recording.
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Searching record files by event.
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Customization of tags, searching and playing back by tags.
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Locking and unlocking record files.
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Local redundant recording.
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Searching and playing back record files by channel number, recording type, start time, end time,
etc.
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Smart search for the selected area in the video.
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Zooming in when playback.
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Playing reversely.
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Support pause, speed up, speed down, skip forward, and skip backward when playback, locating
by dragging the mouse.
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4/8/16-ch synchronous playback.
Backup
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Export video data by USB, SATA or eSATA storage device.
Note: The eSATA is supported by AR503 models only.
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Export video clips when playback.
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Management and maintenance of backup devices.
Alarm and Exception
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Configurable arming time of alarm input/output (for AR503 models).
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Alarm for video loss, motion detection, tampering, abnormal signal, video input/output standard
mismatch, illegal login, network disconnected, IP confliction, abnormal record, HDD error, and
HDD full, etc.
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Alarm event triggers full screen monitoring, audio alarm, notifying surveillance center and
sending email.
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Automatic restore when system is abnormal.
Other Local Functions
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Operable by mouse, IR remote control or front panel.
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Three-level user management; admin user is allowed to create many operating accounts and
define their operating permission, which includes the limit to access any channel.
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Operation, exceptions and log recording and searching.
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Import and export of device configuration information.
Network Functions
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1 self-adaptive 10M/100M network interface for AR300, and 1 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M
network interface for AR500 models.
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IPv6 is supported.
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TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTSP, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, UPnP™, NFS,
and iSCSI are supported.
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TCP, UDP and RTP for unicast.
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Remote search, playback, download, locking and unlocking of the record files, and downloading
files broken transfer resume.
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Remote parameters setup; remote import/export of device parameters.
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Remote viewing of the device status, system logs and alarm status.
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Remote locking and unlocking of control panel and mouse.
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Remote HDD formatting and program upgrading.
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Remote system restart.
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RS-232 and RS-485 transparent channel transmission.
Note: RS-232 serial port is provided for AR503 models only.
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Alarm event and exception information can be sent to the remote host.
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Remotely start/stop recording.
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Upgrade by remote FTP server.
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Remote PTZ control.
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Two-way audio and voice broadcasting.
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Embedded WEB server.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Key Features ......................................................................................................... 4
C H A P T E R 1 ...................................................................................................................... 11
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 11
1.1 Front Panel ................................................................................................................. 12
1.2 IR Remote Control Operations................................................................................... 15
1.3 USB Mouse Operation ............................................................................................... 17
1.4 Input Method Description .......................................................................................... 17
1.5 Rear Panel .................................................................................................................. 18
1.6 Starting Up and Shutting Down the Device ............................................................... 20
C H A P T E R 2 ...................................................................................................................... 21
Getting Started ....................................................................................................................... 21
C H A P T E R 3 ...................................................................................................................... 26
Live View................................................................................................................................. 26
3.1 Introduction of Live View .......................................................................................... 27
3.2 Operations in Live View Mode .................................................................................. 28
3.2.1 Front Panel Operation ..................................................................................... 28
3.2.2 Using the Mouse in Live View ....................................................................... 28
3.2.3 Using an Auxiliary Monitor ............................................................................ 29
3.2.4 Main/Aux Output Switching ........................................................................... 30
3.2.5 Quick Setting Toolbar in Live View Mode ..................................................... 30
3.3 Configuring Live View Settings ................................................................................. 33
3.4 Channel-zero Encoding .............................................................................................. 35
3.5 User Logout................................................................................................................ 36
C H A P T E R 4 ...................................................................................................................... 37
PTZ Controls .......................................................................................................................... 37
4.1 Configuring PTZ Settings .......................................................................................... 38
4.2 Setting PTZ Presets, Patrols & Patterns ..................................................................... 38
4.2.1 Customizing Presets ........................................................................................ 38
4.2.2 Calling Presets................................................................................................. 39
4.2.3 Customizing Patrols ........................................................................................ 40
4.2.4 Calling Patrols ................................................................................................. 42
4.2.5 Customizing Patterns ...................................................................................... 43
4.2.6 Calling Patterns ............................................................................................... 44
4.3 PTZ Control Toolbar .................................................................................................. 45
C H A P T E R 5 ...................................................................................................................... 46
Record Settings....................................................................................................................... 46
5.1 Configuring Encoding Parameters ............................................................................. 47
5.2 Configuring Record Schedule .................................................................................... 50
5.3 Configuring Motion Detection Record ...................................................................... 53
5.4 Configuring Alarm Triggered Record ........................................................................ 55
5.5 Configuring Manual Record ...................................................................................... 58
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5.6 Configuring Holiday Record ...................................................................................... 59
5.7 Configuring Redundant Record ................................................................................. 61
5.8 Configuring HDD Group for Record ......................................................................... 63
5.9 Files Protection .......................................................................................................... 64
C H A P T E R 6 ...................................................................................................................... 67
Playback .................................................................................................................................. 67
6.1 Playing Back Record Files ......................................................................................... 68
6.1.1 Playing Back by Channel ................................................................................ 68
6.1.2 Playing Back by Time ..................................................................................... 71
6.1.3 Playing Back by Normal Video Search........................................................... 73
6.1.4 Playing Back by Event Search ........................................................................ 76
6.1.5 Playing Back by Tag ....................................................................................... 80
6.1.6 Playing Back by System Log .......................................................................... 83
6.2 Auxiliary Functions of Playback ................................................................................ 85
6.2.1 Playing Back Frame by Frame ........................................................................ 85
6.2.2 Smart Search ................................................................................................... 85
6.2.3 Digital Zoom ................................................................................................... 88
C H A P T E R 7 ...................................................................................................................... 89
Backup .................................................................................................................................... 89
7.1 Backing up Record Files ............................................................................................ 90
7.1.1 Quick Export ................................................................................................... 90
7.1.2 Backing up by Normal Video Search .............................................................. 92
7.1.3 Backing up by Event Search ........................................................................... 95
7.1.4 Backing up Video Clips .................................................................................. 98
7.2 Managing Backup Devices ...................................................................................... 100
C H A P T E R 8 .................................................................................................................... 104
Alarm Settings ...................................................................................................................... 104
8.1 Setting Motion Detection ......................................................................................... 105
8.2 Setting Sensor Alarms .............................................................................................. 108
8.3 Detecting Video Loss ............................................................................................... 111
8.4 Detecting Video Tampering...................................................................................... 112
8.5 Handling Exceptions ................................................................................................ 113
8.6 Setting Alarm Response Actions .............................................................................. 114
8.7 Triggering or Clearing Alarm Output Manually....................................................... 116
C H A P T E R 9 .................................................................................................................... 117
Network Settings .................................................................................................................. 117
9.1 Configuring General Settings ................................................................................... 118
9.2 Configuring Advanced Settings ............................................................................... 119
9.2.1 Configuring PPPoE Settings ......................................................................... 119
9.2.2 Configuring DDNS ....................................................................................... 119
9.2.3 Configuring NTP Server ............................................................................... 122
9.2.4 Configuring SNMP ....................................................................................... 123
9.2.5 Configuring UPnP™ ..................................................................................... 124
9.2.6 Configuring Remote Alarm Host .................................................................. 125
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9.2.7 Configuring Multicast ................................................................................... 126
9.2.8 Configuring RTSP......................................................................................... 126
9.2.9 Configuring Server and HTTP Ports ............................................................. 127
9.2.10 Configuring Email ....................................................................................... 127
9.3 Checking Network Traffic........................................................................................ 130
9.4 Network Detection ................................................................................................... 131
9.4.1 Testing Network Delay and Packet Loss ...................................................... 131
9.4.2 Exporting Network Packet ............................................................................ 131
9.4.3 Checking Network Status .............................................................................. 132
9.4.4 Checking Network Statistics ......................................................................... 134
C H A P T E R 1 0 ................................................................................................................. 135
HDD Management ............................................................................................................... 135
10.1 Initializing HDDs ................................................................................................... 136
10.2 Managing Network HDD ....................................................................................... 138
10.3 Managing HDD Group........................................................................................... 141
10.3.1 Setting HDD Groups ................................................................................... 141
10.3.2 Setting HDD Property ................................................................................. 142
10.4 Configuring Quota Mode ....................................................................................... 144
10.5 Checking HDD Status ............................................................................................ 146
10.6 Checking S.M.A.R.T. Information ......................................................................... 147
10.7 Detecting Bad Sector.............................................................................................. 148
10.8 Configuring HDD Error Alarms............................................................................. 149
C H A P T E R 11 .................................................................................................................. 150
Camera Settings ................................................................................................................... 150
11.1 Configuring OSD Settings ..................................................................................... 151
11.2 Configuring Privacy Mask ..................................................................................... 152
11.3 Configuring Video Parameters ............................................................................... 153
C H A P T E R 1 2 ................................................................................................................. 154
Device Management and Maintenance .............................................................................. 154
12.1 Viewing System Information ................................................................................. 155
12.1.1 Viewing Device Information ....................................................................... 155
12.1.2 Viewing Camera Information...................................................................... 155
12.1.3 Viewing Record Information ...................................................................... 156
12.1.4 Viewing Alarm Information ........................................................................ 156
12.1.5 Viewing Network Information .................................................................... 157
12.1.6 Viewing HDD Information ......................................................................... 157
12.2 Searching & Exporting Log Files .......................................................................... 158
12.3 Importing/Exporting Configuration Files............................................................... 160
12.4 Upgrading System .................................................................................................. 162
12.4.1 Upgrading by Local Backup Device ........................................................... 162
12.4.2 Upgrading by FTP ....................................................................................... 162
12.5 Restoring Default Settings ..................................................................................... 164
C H A P T E R 1 3 ................................................................................................................. 165
Others .................................................................................................................................... 165
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13.1 Configuring General Settings ................................................................................. 166
13.2 Configuring RS-232 Serial Port ............................................................................. 166
13.3 Configuring DST Settings ...................................................................................... 168
13.4 Configuring More Settings..................................................................................... 169
13.5 Managing User Accounts ....................................................................................... 170
13.5.1 Adding a User ............................................................................................. 170
13.5.2 Deleting a User............................................................................................ 172
13.5.3 Editing a User.............................................................................................. 173
13.5.4 Changing Password of Admin..................................................................... 174
C H A P T E R 1 4 .......................................................................................................... 176
Appendix ............................................................................................................................... 176
Glossary ......................................................................................................................... 177
FAQ ................................................................................................................................ 178
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C HAPTE R 1
Introduction
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1.1 Front Panel
AR300:
The front panel of AR300 series DVR is shown below:
Figure 1.1 Front Panel of AR300
Table 1.1 Description of Control Panel Buttons
No.
1
Name
POWER
STATUS
Tx/Rx
DIRECTION
2
ENTER
3
MENU
4
ESC
5
IR Receiver
6
USB Interface
Function Description
POWER indicator turns green when DVR is powered up.
STATUS indicator lights in red when data is being read from or
written to HDD.
Tx/Rx indictor blinks green when network connection is
functioning properly.
The DIRECTION buttons are used to navigate between different
fields and items in menus.
In the Playback mode, the Up and Down button is used to speed up
and slow down recorded video. The Left and Right button will
select the next and previous record files.
In Live View mode, these buttons can be used to cycle through
channels.
In PTZ control mode, it can control the movement of the PTZ
camera.
The ENTER button is used to confirm selection in any of the menu
modes.
It can also be used to tick checkbox fields.
In Playback mode, it can be used to play or pause the video.
In single-frame Playback mode, pressing the button will advance
the video by a single frame.
Access the main menu interface.
Exit and back to the previous menu.
Receiver for IR remote.
Connects USB mouse or USB flash memory devices.
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AR500:
The front panel of AR500 is shown below:
Figure 1.2 Front Panel of AR500
Table 1.2 Description of Control Panel Buttons
No.
1
2
3
Name
POWER
ON/OFF
USB Interface
IR Receiver
POWER
READY
STATUS
4
ALARM
HDD
Tx/Rx
5
DVD-ROM
DIRECTION
6
ENTER
7
SHIFT
Function Description
Power on/off switch.
Connect to USB mouse or USB flash memory.
Receiver for IR remote control. devices.
Power indicator lights in green when DVR is powered up.
Ready indicator is normally green, indicating that the DVR is
functioning properly.
Indicator turns green when DVR is controlled by an IR remote control
with the address from 1~254;
Indicator turns red when the SHIFT button is used;
Indicator does not light when the DVR is controlled by a keyboard or by
the IR remote control with the address of 255;
Indicator turns green when the DVR is controlled by IR remote control
(with the address from 1~254) and keyboard at the same time , and the
SHIFT button is not used;
Indicator turns orange : (a) when the DVR is controlled by IR remote
control (with the address from 1~254) and keyboard at the same time
and the SHIFT button is used as well; (b) when the DVR is controlled by
IR remote control (with the address from 1~254) and the SHIFT button
is used.
Alarm indicator turns red when a sensor alarm is detected.
HDD indicator blinks in red when data is being read from or written to
HDD.
TX/RX indictor blinks in green when network connection is functioning
properly.
Slot for DVD-ROM.
The DIRECTION buttons are used to navigate between different fields
and items in menus.
In Playback mode, the Up and Down button is used to speed up and slow
down recorded video.
In All-day Playback mode, the Left/Right button can be used to select
the recorded video of next/previous day; in Playback by Normal Video
Search, the Left/Right button can be used to select the next/previous
recorded file.
In Live View mode, the directional buttons can be used to cycle through
channels.
In PTZ control mode, it can control the movement of the PTZ camera.
Confirm selection in any of the menu modes. It can also be used to tick
checkbox fields.
In Playback mode, it can be used to play or pause the video.
In Single-frame Playback mode, pressing the ENTER button will
advance the video by a single frame.
In Auto-switch mode, it can be used to stop /start auto switch.
Switch of compound keys between the numeric/letter input and
functional control.
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1/MENU
2ABC/F1
3DEF/F2
4GHI/ESC
5JKL/EDIT
6MNO/PLAY
7PQRS/REC
8TUV/PTZ
9WXYZ/PREV
0/A
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JOG SHUTTLE
Control
Enter numeral “1”;
Access the main menu interface.
Enter numeral “2”;
Enter letters “ABC”;
The F1 button can be used to select all items on the list;
In PTZ Control mode, the F1 button can be used to zoom out (zoom-)
the PTZ camera;
In live view or playback mode, the F1 button can be used to switch
between main and spot video output.
Enter numeral “3”;
Enter letters “DEF”;
In PTZ Control mode, the F1 button can be used to zoom in (zoom+) the
PTZ camera;
The F2 button can be used to cycle through tab pages.
Enter numeral “4”;
Enter letters “GHI”;
Exit and back to the previous menu.
Enter numeral “5”;
Enter letters “JKL”;
Delete characters before cursor;
Select the checkbox and ON/OFF switch;
Start/stop record clipping in playback.
Enter numeral “6”;
Enter letters “MNO”;
In Playback mode, it is used for direct access to playback interface.
Enter numeral “7”;
Enter letters “PQRS”;
Manual record, for direct access to manual record interface; manually
enable/disable record.
Enter numeral “8”;
Enter letters “TUV”;
Access PTZ control interface.
Enter numeral “9”;
Enter letters “WXYZ”;
Multi-camera display in live view;
In Playback mode or MenuPlaybackTag playback interface, this
button can be used to delete the selected tag.
Enter numeral “0”;
Switch between input methods (upper and lowercase alphabet, symbols
and numeric input).
In Playback mode, this button can be used to add the default tag.
Move the active selection in a menu. The inner ring will move the
selection up and down; the outer ring will move it left and right.
In Playback mode, the inner ring is used to jump 30s forward/backward
in video files. The outer ring can be used to speed up/slow down the
video.
In Live View mode, it can be used to cycle through different channels.
In PTZ control mode, in can control the movement of the PTZ camera.
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1.2 IR Remote Control Operations
The device may also be controlled with the included IR remote control, shown in Figure 1.3.
Note: Batteries (2×AAA) must be installed before operation.
Figure 1.3 Remote Control
Table 1.3 Description of the IR Remote Control Buttons
No.
Name
Description
1
POWER
Power on/off the device.
2
DEV
Enables/Disables Remote Control.
3
Alphanumeric Buttons
Switching to the corresponding channel in Live view or PTZ Control
mode.
Inputting numbers and characters in Edit mode.
Switching between different channels in All-day Playback mode.
4
EDIT Button
Editing text fields. When editing text fields, it will also function as a
Backspace button to delete the character in front of the cursor.
On checkbox fields, pressing the EDIT button will tick the checkbox.
In Playback mode, it can be used to generate video clips for backup.
5
A Button
Switching between input methods (upper and lowercase alphabet,
symbols and numeric input).
6
REC Button
Entering the Manual Record settings menu.
In PTZ control settings, press the REC button and then you can call a
PTZ preset by pressing Numeric button.
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No.
Name
Description
7
PLAY Button
Entering the All-day Playback menu.
8
INFO Button
Reserved.
9
VOIP/MON Button
Selecting all items on the list;
In live view or playback mode, it can be used to switch between main
and auxiliary video output.
10
MENU Button
Back to the Main menu (after successful login).
11
PREV Button
Switching between single screen and multi-screen mode.
12
DIRECTION/ENTER
Navigating between different fields and items in menus.
Buttons
In Playback mode, the Up and Down button are used to speed up and
slow down the playing of recorded video.
The Left and Right button will select the recorded video of 30 reverse
and 30s forward.
In live view mode, these buttons can be used to cycle through channels.
13
PTZ Button
Enter the PTZ Control mode.
14
ESC Button
Back to the previous menu
Pressing for arming/disarming the DVR in Live View mode.
15
RESERVED
Reserved.
16
F1 Button
Selecting all items on the list when used in a list field.
In PTZ Control mode, it will turn on/off PTZ light.
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PTZ Control Buttons
Adjusting the iris, focus and zoom of a PTZ camera.
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F2 Button
Cycle through tab pages.
Troubleshooting Remote Control:
Note: Make sure you have installed batteries properly in the remote control. And you have to aim the remote
control at the IR receiver on the front panel.
If there is no response after you press any button on the remote, follow the procedure below to troubleshoot.
Steps:
1. Go to Menu > Configuration > General > More Settings by operating the mouse.
2. Check and remember the device No. The default No. is 255. This device No. is valid for all the IR
remote controls.
3. Press the DEV button on the remote control.
4. Enter the device No. from step 2.
5. Press the ENTER button on the remote.
If the remote control is operating properly, but there is still no response from the remote, please check the
following:
1. Batteries are installed correctly and the polarities of the batteries are not reversed.
2. Batteries are fresh and not out of charge.
3. IR receiver is not obstructed.
If the remote still can’t function properly, please change a remote and try again, or contact the device provider.
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1.3 USB Mouse Operation
A regular 3-button (Left/Right/Scroll-wheel) USB mouse can also be used with this device. To use a USB
mouse:
1. Plug USB mouse into one of the USB interfaces on the front panel of the device.
2. The mouse should automatically be detected. If in a rare case that the mouse is not detected, the possible
reason may be that the two devices are not compatible, please refer to the recommended device list from
your provider.
The operation of the mouse:
Table 1.4 Description of the Mouse Control
Name
Action
Description
Single-Click
Live view: Select channel and show the quick set menu.
Menu: Select and enter.
Live view: Switch single-screen and multi-screen.
Double-Click
Left-Click
Click and Drag
Right-Click
Single-Click
Scroll-Wheel
Scrolling up
Scrolling down
PTZ control: pan, tilt and zoom.
Tamper-proof, privacy mask and motion detection: Select target area.
Digital zoom-in: Drag and select target area.
Live view: Drag channel/time bar.
Live view: Show menu.
Menu: Exit current menu to upper level menu.
Live view: Previous screen.
Right-click Menu: Previous item.
Live view: Next screen.
Right-click Menu: Next item.
1.4 Input Method Description
Figure 1.4 Soft Keyboard
Description of the buttons on the soft keyboard:
Table 1.5 Description of the Soft Keyboard Icons
Icons
Description
Icons
Description
English
Capital English
Numbers
Symbols
Lowercase/Uppercase
Backspace
Space
Enter
Exit
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1.5 Rear Panel
AR301-4 and AR303-4:
The rear panel of AR301-4 and AR303-4 DVR is shown in Figure 1.5.
Figure 1.5 Rear Panel of AR301-4 and AR303-4
AR301-16:
The rear panel of AR301-16 is shown in Figure 1.6.
Figure 1.6 Rear Panel of AR301-16
Note: The rear panel of AR301-8 provides 8 video input interfaces.
AR303-16:
The rear panel of AR303-16 is shown in Figure 1.7.
Figure 1.7 Rear Panel of AR303-16
Note: The rear panel of AR303-8 provides 8 video input interfaces.
Table 1.6 Description of Rear Panel
No.
1
Item
VIDEO IN
Description
BNC connector for analog video input.
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VIDEO OUT
BNC connector for video output.
3
4
USB Interface
HDMI
Connects USB mouse or USB flash memory devices.
HDMI video output.
5
6
VGA
AUDIO IN
DB15 connector for VGA output. Display local video output and menu.
RCA connector for audio input.
7
8
AUDIO OUT
LAN Interface
RCA connector for audio output.
RJ45 10M/100M Ethernet interface.
9
RS-485 Interface
Connector for RS-485 devices. Connect the D+ and D- terminals to T+
and T- of PTZ receiver respectively.
10
11
12V
POWER
12VDC power supply.
Switch for turning on/off the device.
12
GND
Ground (needs to be connected when DVR starts up).
AR503-16:
The rear panel of AR503-16 DVR is shown in Figure 1.8.
Figure 1.8 Rear Panel of AR503-16
Note: The rear panel of AR503-4 provides 4 video input interfaces, and the rear panel of AR503-8 provides 8
video input interfaces.
Table 1.7 Description of Rear Panel
No.
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Item
VIDEO IN
MAIN VIDEO OUT
SPOT VIDEO OUT
HDMI
USB Interface
RS-232
VGA
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT
LAN Interface
RS-485 Interface
Description
BNC connector for analog video input.
BNC connector for video output.
BNC connector for spot video output.
HDMI video output.
Connects USB mouse or USB flash memory devices.
Connector for RS-232 devices.
DB15 connector for VGA output. Display local video output and menu.
RCA connector for audio input.
RCA connector for audio output.
RJ45 10M/100M/1000M Ethernet interface.
Connector for RS-485 devices. Connect the D+ and D- terminals to R+ and
R- terminals of PTZ receiver respectively.
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12
13
14
15
Alarm In/Out
eSATA
100~240VAC
POWER
GND
Connector for alarm input/output.
Connects external SATA HDD, DVD-R/W.
100~240VAC power supply.
Switch for turning on/off the device.
Ground (needs to be connected when DVR starts up)
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1.6 Starting Up and Shutting Down the Device
Purpose:
Proper startup and shutdown procedures are crucial to expanding the life of the device.
Before you start:
Check that the voltage of the extra power supply is the same with the device’s requirement, and the ground
connection is working properly.
Starting up the device:
Steps:
1. Check the power supply is plugged into an electrical outlet. It is HIGHLY recommended that an
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) be used in conjunction with the device.
2. Press the POWER button on the rear panel. The Power indicator LED should turn green indicating that
the unit begins to start up.
Shutting down the device:
Steps:
1. Enter the Shutdown menu.
Menu > Shutdown
Figure 1.9 Shutdown Menu
2. Click the Shutdown button to enter the following dialog box:
Figure 1.10 Dialog Box for Shutdown
3. Click the Yes button. The following message box pops up:
Figure 1.11 Message Box for Power Off
4. Turn off the power switch on the rear panel of DVR.
Rebooting the device
In the Shutdown menu (Figure 1.9), you can also click Reboot to reboot the device.
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The Setup Wizard can walk you through some important settings of the device. By default, the Setup Wizard
starts once the device has loaded.
Operating the Setup Wizard:
1.
Select the system resolution from the drop-down menu. The default resolution is 1280×1024/60Hz.
Click Apply to save the resolution settings.
Figure 2.1 Start Wizard Interface
Note: By default, the system resolution is set to 1280×1024.
2.
Check the checkbox to enable Setup Wizard when device starts. Click Next to continue the setup
wizard.
You can also click Cancel to exit the Setup Wizard, or use the Setup Wizard next time by leaving the
“Start wizard when DVR starts?” checkbox checked and exit.
Figure 2.2 Start Wizard Interface
3.
Click Next button on the Wizard window to enter the Login window, as shown in Figure 2.3.
1)
Enter the admin password. By default, the password is 12345.
2)
To change the admin password, check the New Admin Password checkbox. Enter the new
password and confirm the password in the given fields.
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Figure 2.3 Login Window
4.
Click the Next button to enter the Date and Time settings window, as shown in Figure 2.4.
Set the time zone, date format, system date and system time.
Figure 2.4 Date and Time Settings
5.
Click Next button which takes you back to the Network Setup Wizard window, as shown in Figure 2.5.
Set the network parameters, including the NIC type, IPv4 address, IPv4 subnet mask, default gateway,
etc. You can enable the DHCP to automatically obtain an IP address and other network settings from
that server.
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Figure 2.5 Network Configuration
Note: The AR300 models provide one 10M/100Mbps self-adaptive network interface, the AR500
models provide one 10M/100M/1000Mbps self-adaptive network interface.
6.
Click Next button to enter the HDD Management window, shown in Figure 2.6.
To initialize the HDD, click the Init button. Initialization removes all the data saved in the HDD.
Figure 2.6 HDD Management
7.
Click Next button to enter the Record Settings window, as shown in Figure 2.7.
1)
Select the camera to configure.
2)
Check the checkbox to enable Start Recording.
3)
Select the recording mode to Normal or Motion Detection.
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Figure 2.7 Record Settings
4)
Click Copy to copy the record settings of the current camera to other camera (s) if needed, as
shown in Figure 2.8.
Figure 2.8 Copy Record Settings
5)
8.
Click OK to return to the Record Settings window.
Click OK to complete the startup Setup Wizard.
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3.1 Introduction of Live View
Live view shows you the video image getting from each camera in real time. The device automatically enters
Live View mode when powered on. It is also at the very top of the menu hierarchy, thus pressing the ESC
many times (depending on which menu you’re on) brings you to the Live View mode.
Live View Icons
In the live view mode, there are icons at the right top of the screen for each channel, showing the status of the
record and alarm in the channel, so that you can know whether the channel is recorded, or whether there are
alarms occur as soon as possible.
Table 3.1 Description of Live View Icons
Icons
Description
Alarm (video loss, tampering, motion detection or sensor alarm)
Record (manual record, schedule record, motion detection or alarm triggered record)
Alarm & Record
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3.2 Operations in Live View Mode
In live view mode, the following functions can be realized:
•
•
•
Single Screen: showing only one screen on the monitor.
Multi-screen: showing multiple screens on the monitor simultaneously.
Auto-switch: the screen is auto switched to the next one. And you must set the dwell time for each
screen on the configuration menu before enabling the auto-switch.
Menu>Configuration>Live View>Dwell Time.
•
•
•
All-day Playback: play back the recorded videos for current day.
Start Recording: start all-day normal recording or motion detection recording for all channels.
Aux/Main output switch: the DVR will check the connection of the output interfaces to define the
main and auxiliary output interfaces. When both HDMI and VGA are connected, or either one is
connected, it is used as the auxiliary video output for live view, recording and PTZ controls; When both
HDMI and VGA are not connected, it is used as the main video output for live view playback, recording,
PTZ control and menu operations.
When the aux output is enabled, you can do some basic operation on the live view mode for the Aux output,
while no operation is allowed for the main output.
3.2.1 Front Panel Operation
For the AR503 models, you can operate the front panel buttons to realize the following functions in live view:
Table 3.2 Front Panel Operation in Live View
Functions
Front Panel Operation
Show single screen
Press the corresponding Alphanumeric button. E.g. Press 2 to display only the
screen for channel 2.
Show multi-screen
Press the PREV/FOCUS- button.
Manually
Next screen: right direction button.
switch
screens
Previous screen: left direction button.
Auto-switch
Press Enter button.
All-day playback
Press Play button.
Switch main and aux
Press F1 button and Enter button.
output
3.2.2 Using the Mouse in Live View
In the live view mode, use the mouse to right-click on the window to access the following menu:
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Figure 3.1 Right-click Menu
Table 3.3 Mouse Operation in Live View
Name
Description
Menu
Enter the main menu of the system by right-clicking the mouse.
Single Screen
Switch to the single full screen by choosing channel number from the dropdown list.
Multi-screen
Adjust the screen layout by choosing from the dropdown list.
Previous Screen
Switch to the previous screen.
Next Screen
Switch to the next screen.
Start/Stop
Enable/disable the auto-switch of the screens.
Auto-switch
Note: The dwell time of the live view configuration must be set before using Start
Auto-switch.
Start Recording
Start all-day normal recording or motion detection recording for all channels.
Quick Set
Set the video output mode to Standard, Bright, Gentle or Vivid.
All-day Playback
Play back the video of the selected channel.
Aux Monitor
Switch to the auxiliary output mode and the operation for the main output is disabled.
Note: If you enter Aux monitor mode and the Aux monitor is not connected, the mouse
operation is disabled; you need to use the mouse double click for twice to back to the
Main output.
3.2.3 Using an Auxiliary Monitor
Certain features of the Live View are also available while in an Aux monitor. These features include:
• Single Screen: Switch to the single full screen by choosing channel number from the dropdown list.
• Multi-screen: Adjust the screen layout by choosing from the dropdown list.
• Previous Screen: Switch to the previous screen.
• Next Screen: Switch to the next screen.
• Quick Set: Set the video output mode to Standard, Bright, Gentle or Vivid.
• Menu Output Mode: Select the menu output mode to HDMI/VGA, Main CVBS or Auto.
• Main Monitor: Switch to the Main Output mode and the operation for the auxiliary output is
disabled.
Note: In the live view mode of the main output monitor, the menu operation is not available while Aux output
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3.2.4 Main/Aux Output Switching
When the HDMI/VGA output is configured as the main output, you can perform the following operation to
switch to CVBS output as the main output.
Steps:
1.
Use the mouse wheel to double-click on the HDMI/VGA output screen, and the following message box
pops up:
Figure 3.2 Switch Main and Aux Output
2.
Use the mouse wheel to double-click on the screen again to switch to the Aux output, or click Cancel to
cancel the operation.
3.
On the aux output monitor, you can do some basic operation on the live view mode for the Aux output,
including recording, live view, image settings, switch to main monitor, and no operation is allowed for
the main output.
4.
To switch to the main vide output, select the Main Monitor from the right-click menu or use the mouse
wheel to double-click on the screen and then click Yes on the pop-up message box.
Note: You can select the Menu Output Mode under Menu>Configuration>More Settings to Auto or
HDMI/VGA and then restart the device to switch the main output back to HDMI/VGA output.
3.2.5 Quick Setting Toolbar in Live View Mode
On the screen of each channel, there is a quick setting toolbar which shows when you left-click mouse on the
camera.
Figure 3.3 Quick Settings Toolbar
Table 3.4 Description of Quick Setting Toolbar Icons
Icons
Description
Enable Manual
Record
PTZ Control
Icons
Description
Instant Playback
Digital Zoom
Close
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Mute/Audio on
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Instant Playback
Instant Playback only shows the record in last five minutes. If no record is found, it means there is no
record during the last five minutes.
Digital Zoom
Digital Zoom can zoom in the selected area to the full screen. You can left-click and draw to select the
area for zooming in, as shown in Figure 3.4.
Figure 3.4 Digital Zoom
Image Settings
Image Settings icon can be selected to enter the Image Settings menu.
Steps:
1.
Set the period of a day for configuring independent image parameters so as to satisfy different light
conditions, e.g., daylight and night time. Two periods can be configured. When you have configured
Period 1, the Period 2 is remained as the Other Time.
2.
Select the mode from the drop-down menu according to different light conditions.
Four modes are selectable:

Standard: in general lighting conditions (default).

Indoor: the image is relatively smoother.

Dim Light: the image is smoother than the other three modes.

Outdoor: the image is relatively clearer and sharper. The degree of contrast and saturation is high.
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Figure 3.5 Image Settings
3.
Adjust the image parameters including the brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness level and
denoising level by moving the sliding bar or increasing/decreasing the value.
Note: The adjustable value range is 0~255 for the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue, 0~15 for the
sharpness level and 0~5 for the denoising level.
4.
Copy image parameters.
1)
If you want to copy the image parameters of the current camera to other camera (s), click the Copy
button to enter the Copy to interface:
Figure 3.6 Copy Image Settings to Other Camera (s)
2)
Select the camera (s) to be configured with the image settings. You can also click the checkbox of
Analog to select all cameras.
3)
Click the OK button to finish the Copy settings.
Note: You can click the Restore button to restore the current image settings to default parameters.
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3.3 Configuring Live View Settings
Purpose:
Live View settings can be customized according to different needs. You can configure the output interface,
dwell time for screen to be shown, mute or turning on the audio, the screen number for each channel, etc.
Steps:
1. Enter the Live View Settings interface.
Menu> Configuration> Live View
Figure 3.7 Live View-General
The settings available in this menu include:
• Video Output Interface: Select the output to configure the settings for. The following
interfaces are selectable: VGA/HDMI, Main CVBS and Spot Output 1.
Note: The Spot Output 1 is provided for AR503 models.
• Live View Mode: Select different window-division mode from the drop-down list.
For the AR503-32 models, 1/4/6/8/9/16/25/36-division window display modes are supported;
for the AR503-24 models, 1/4/6/8/9/16/25-division window display modes supported; and for
other models, 1/4/6/8/9/16-division window display modes are supported.
• Dwell Time: The duration between switching of channels when enabling auto-switch in Live
View.
• Enable Audio Output: Enable/disable audio output for the selected video output.
Notes:
1. When the VGA/HDMI output interface is used as the main video output and the Audio
Output for the VGA/HDMI output interface is enabled, the VGA/HDMI audio and
AUDIO OUT can be used for live view, playback and two-way audio.
2. When the VGA/HDMI output is used as the main video output and the Audio Output for
the VGA/HDMI output interface is disabled, the VGA/HDMI output provides no audio
and the AUDIO OUT is used for two-way audio.
3. When the CVBS output is used as the main video output, the VGA/HDMI audio is
provided for Aux video output in live view, and the AUDIO OUT is used as the main
video output(for live view, playback or two-way audio).
• Event Output: Select the output to show event video. The following interfaces are selectable:
VGA/HDMI, Main CVBS and Spot Output 1.
Note: The Spot Output 1 is provided for AR503 models.
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• Full Screen Monitoring Dwell Time: The time in seconds to show alarm event screen.
2. Setting Camera Order
Figure 3.8 Live View- Camera Order
To set the camera order:
1)
Click the View tab to enter the camera order settings interface.
2)
Select an output interface and select a screen layout.
3)
Click to select a screen in the right region and double-click to select a channel in the left region.
Thus the selected channel will be displayed in the corresponding screen.
Note:
4)
5)
means the channel will not be displayed.
You can click
to start live view of all channels and click
Click
to go to the previous or next page.
or
Click the Apply button to save the setting.
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3.4 Channel-zero Encoding
Purpose:
Sometimes you need to get a remote view of many channels in real time from web browser or CMS (Client
Management System) software, in order to decrease the bandwidth requirement without affecting the image
quality, channel-zero encoding is supported as an option for you.
Steps:
1. Enter the Live View Settings interface.
Menu> Configuration> Live View
2. Select the Channel-Zero Encoding tab.
Figure 3.9 Live View- Channel-Zero Encoding
3. Check the checkbox after Enable Channel-Zero Encoding.
4. Configure the Frame Rate, Max. Bitrate Mode and Max. Bitrate.
After you set the Channel-Zero encoding, you can get a view in the remote client or Web browser of all the
channels in one screen.
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3.5 User Logout
Purpose:
After logging out, the monitor turns to the live view mode and if you want to do some operation, you need to
enter user name and password to log in again.
Steps:
1. Enter the Shutdown menu.
Menu>Shutdown
Figure 3.10 Shutdown Menu
2. Click Logout.
Note: After you have logged out the system, menu operation on the screen is invalid. It is required a user
name and password to login the system.
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4.1 Configuring PTZ Settings
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to set the parameters for PTZ. The configuring of the PTZ parameters should be done
before you control the PTZ camera.
Before you start:
Check that the PTZ and the device are connected properly through RS-485 interface.
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Settings interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ>General
Figure 4.1 PTZ- General
2. Choose the camera for PTZ setting in the Camera dropdown list.
3. Enter the parameters of the PTZ camera.
Note: All the parameters should be exactly the same as the PTZ camera parameters. Only PTZ Protocol
can be set for network cameras.
Example: If the PTZ camera has a Baud rate as 115200, you should input 115200 in the Baud rate field.
4. Click Copy if you want to configure same settings to other PTZ cameras.
5. Click Apply button to save the settings.
4.2 Setting PTZ Presets, Patrols & Patterns
Before you start:
Please make sure that the presets, patrols and patterns should be supported by PTZ protocols.
4.2.1 Customizing Presets
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set the Preset location which you want the PTZ camera to point to when an event takes
place.
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Control interface.
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Menu>Camera>PTZ>More Settings
Figure 4.2 PTZ- More Settings
2. Use the directional button to wheel the camera to the location where you want to set preset.
3. Click the round icon before Save Preset.
4. Click the preset number to save the preset.
Repeat the steps2-4 to save more presets. If the number of the presets you want to save is more than 17, you
can click […] and choose the available numbers.
Figure 4.3 More Presets
4.2.2 Calling Presets
Purpose:
This feature enables the camera to point to a specified position such as a window when an event takes place.
Call preset in the PTZ setting interface:
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ>More Settings
2. Check the round icon before Call Preset.
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Figure 4.4 PTZ- Call Preset
3. Choose the preset number.
Call preset in live view mode:
Steps:
1. Click the PTZ Control icon
in the quick setting bar to enter the PTZ setting menu in live view
mode.
Figure 4.5 PTZ Toolbar- Call Preset
2. Choose Camera in the list on the menu.
3. Choose preset in the Preset list.
4.2.3 Customizing Patrols
Purpose:
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moving on to the next key point. The key points are corresponding to the presets. The presets can be set
following the steps above in Customizing Presets.
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ>More Settings
2. Select patrol number.
3. Select the
under Patrol option box to add key points for the patrol.
Figure 4.6 PTZ- Add Key Point
4. Configure key point parameters, such as the key point No., duration of staying for one key point and
speed of patrol. The key point is corresponding to the preset. The Key Point No. determines the order at
which the PTZ will follow while cycling through the patrol. The Duration refers to the time span to stay
at the corresponding key point. The Speed defines the speed at which the PTZ will move from one key
point to the next.
Figure 4.7 Key point Configuration
5. Click OK to save the key point to the patrol.
Repeat the above steps to add more key points.
You can also delete all the key points by clicking the trash icon
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Figure 4.8 KeyPoints Deletion
4.2.4 Calling Patrols
Purpose:
Calling a patrol makes the PTZ to move according the predefined patrol path.
Call patrol in the PTZ setting interface:
Steps:
1. In the PTZ setting interface.
Menu> Camera> PTZ> More Settings
2. Select the patrol number, and then click
3. Click
to call the patrol.
to stop it.
Figure 4.9 Calling Patrol
Call patrol in live view mode:
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1. Press PTZ control on the IR remote, or click PTZ Control icon
on the quick setting toolbar, to
show the PTZ control toolbar.
2. Choose Patrol on the control bar.
3. Click the patrol you want to call.
Figure 4.10 PTZ Toolbar- Call Patrol
4.2.5 Customizing Patterns
Purpose:
Patterns can be set by recording the movement of the PTZ. You can call the pattern to make the PTZ
movement according to the predefined path.
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ>More Settings
2. Choose pattern number in the option box.
Figure 4.11 PTZ- Pattern
3. Click
, and use your mouse to drag the image or click the eight directional buttons in the control box
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under the image to move the PTZ camera.
The movement of the PTZ is recorded as the pattern.
4. Click
to save the pattern.
Repeat the above steps to save more patterns.
4.2.6 Calling Patterns
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to move the PTZ camera according to the predefined patterns.
Call pattern in the PTZ setting interface
Steps:
1. Enter the PTZ Control interface.
2. Select the pattern number.
3. Click
, then the PTZ moves according to the pattern. Click
to stop it.
Figure 4.12 PTZ- Calling Pattern
Call pattern in live view mode.
Steps:
1. In the live view mode, press PTZ control on the IR remote control, or click PTZ Control icon
on
the quick setting toolbar.
2. And then choose Pattern on the control bar.
3. Double click the pattern number you want to call, or you can select the pattern number and click
call the pattern.
Figure 4.13 PTZ Toolbar- Pattern
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4.3 PTZ Control Toolbar
In the Live View mode, you can press the PTZ Control button on the IR remote control, or choose the PTZ
Control icon
to enter the PTZ toolbar.
Figure 4.14 PTZ Toolbar
Table 4.1 Description of the PTZ toolbar icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Direction button and the
Zoom+, Focus+,
Zoom-, Focus-,
auto-cycle button
Iris+
Iris-
Light on/off
Wiper on/off
The speed of the PTZ
movement
Image
3D-Zoom
Centralization
Patrol
Pattern
Previous item
Next item
Stop the patrol or pattern
Minimize
movement
windows
Enter PTZ settings menu
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Start
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5.1 Configuring Encoding Parameters
Purpose:
By configuring the encoding parameters you can define the transmission stream type, the resolution and so on.
Before you start:
1. Make sure that the HDD has already been installed. If not, please install a HDD and initialize it.
(Menu>HDD>General)
Figure 5.1 HDD- General
2. Check the storage mode of the HDD
1) Click Advanced to check the storage mode of the HDD.
2) If the HDD mode is Quota, please set the maximum record capacity. For detailed information, see
Chapter 10.4 Configuring Quota Mode.
3) If the HDD mode is Group, you should set the HDD group. For detailed information, see Chapter
5.8 Configuring HDD Group for Record.
Figure 5.2 HDD- Advanced
Steps:
1. Enter the Record settings interface to configure the encoding parameters:
Menu>Record>Encoding
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Figure 5.3 Encoding Parameters-Main Stream
2. Set encoding parameters for main stream
1)
Select Record to enter the main stream settings interface.
2)
Select the camera for configuration.
3)
Configure the following parameters for the Main Stream (Normal) and the Main Stream (Event):
• Stream Type: Set the stream type to be Video or Video & Audio.
• Resolution: Set recording at resolution of WD1, 4CIF, 2CIF, CIF or QCIF.
Note: The WD1 resolution is supported by AR303 and AR503 models.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bitrate Type: Set the bitrate type to be Variable or Constant.
Video Quality: Set the video quality of recording, with 6 levels configurable.
Frame Rate: Set the frame rate of recording.
Max. Bitrate Mode: Set the mode to General or Customize (32-3072Kbps).
Max Bitrate (Kbps): Select or customize the maximum bit rate for recording.
Max. Bitrate Range Recommended: A recommended Max. bitrate range is provided for
reference.
4)
Configure the pre-record, post-record time, expired time, redundant record (this option is only
available when the HDD mode is Group) and whether you want to record audio.
• Pre-record: The time you set to record before the scheduled time or event. For example, when
an alarm triggered the recording at 10:00, if you set the pre-record time as 5 seconds, the
camera records it at 9:59:55.
• Post-record: The time you set to record after the event or the scheduled time. For example,
when an alarm triggered the recording ends at 11:00, if you set the post-record time as 5
seconds, it records till 11:00:05.
• Expired Time (day): The expired time is the longest time for a record file to be kept in the
HDD, if the deadline is reached, the file will be deleted. You can set the expired time to 0, and
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then the file will not be deleted. The actual keeping time for the file should be determined by
the capacity of the HDD.
• Redundant Record: Enabling redundant record means you save the record files in the
redundant HDD. See Chapter 5.8 Configuring Redundant Record.
Notes:
1. The Redundant Record option is only available when the HDD mode is Group.
2. The redundant record is used when you want to save the record files in the redundant HDD.
You must configure the redundant HDD in HDD settings. For detailed information, see
Chapter 10.3.2 Setting HDD Property.
• Record Audio: Check the checkbox to record the sound, or uncheck to record the image
without sound.
• Enable 960Mode: Enable the encoding at WD1 (PAL: 960×576, NTSC: 960×480) resolution.
You can also uncheck the checkbox to disable it.
Note: This feature is available for AR303 and AR503 models only.
5)
If you want to copy the current main stream settings to other camera (s), click Copy to enter the
Copy Camera interface. Select the camera (s) and click OK to finish the copy settings.
Figure 5.4 Copy Camera Settings
6)
On the Record settings interface, click Apply to save the settings.
Note: You can click the Restore button to restore the current main stream settings to the default
parameters.
3. Set encoding parameters for sub-stream
1)
Click the Substream tab to enter the Substream settings interface.
Figure 5.5 Encoding Parameters-Sub-stream
2)
Configure the parameters for the sub-stream. Refer to the step of main stream settings.
3)
Click Apply to save the settings.
Note: You can click the Restore button to restore the current sub-stream settings to the default
parameters.
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4)
If you want to copy the current sub-stream settings to other camera (s), click Copy to enter the
Copy Camera interface. Select the camera (s) and click OK to finish the copy settings.
5.2 Configuring Record Schedule
Purpose:
Set the record schedule, and then the camera automatically starts/stops recording according to the configured
schedule.
Steps:
1. Enter the Record Schedule interface.
Menu>Record>Schedule
2. Configure Record Schedule
1) Click Schedule to enter the record schedule settings interface.
Figure 5.6 Record Schedule
2) Choose the camera you want to configure.
3) Check the check box after the Enable Schedule item.
There are two ways to configure the record schedule.
Task 1: Edit the Schedule
Steps:
1) Click Edit.
2) In the message box, you can choose the day which you want to set schedule.
3) To schedule an all-day recording, check
checkbox to enable all-day recording.
4) Set the Type in the dropdown list. Different recording types are available for different models.
AR300: Normal and Motion.
AR500: Normal, Motion, Alarm, Motion/Alarm and Motion & Alarm.
Note: To enable Motion triggered recording, you must configure the motion detection settings as
well. For detailed information, refer to Chapter 8.1 and Chapter 8.2.
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Figure 5.7 Edit Schedule
5) To arrange other schedule, leave the All Day checkbox blank and set the Start/End time and Type.
Note: Up to 8 periods can be configured for each day. And the time periods can’t be overlapped each other.
Repeat the above steps2)-5) to schedule recording for other days in the week. If the schedule can also be set to
other days, click Copy.
Figure 5.8 Copy Schedule to Other Days
Note: The Holiday option is available in the Schedule dropdown list when you have enabled holiday schedule
in Holiday Settings. Refer to Chapter 5.6 Configuring Holiday Record.
Figure 5. 9 Holiday Settings
6) Click OK to save setting and back to upper level menu.
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Task 2: Draw the Schedule
Steps:
1) Click the icon on the right to select a record type. Different recording types are available for
different models.
AR300: Normal and Motion.
AR500: Normal, Motion, Alarm, Motion/Alarm and Motion & Alarm.
Note: To enable Motion triggered recording, you must configure the motion detection settings. For
detailed information, refer to Chapter 8.1 and Chapter 8.2.
2) Use the mouse to drag and draw time periods.
Note: Up to 8 periods can be configured for each day.
Figure 5. 10 Draw the Schedule
3) You can repeat the above steps to set schedule for other channels. If the settings can also be used to
other channels, click Copy to enter the Copy Camera interface and then choose the channel to
which you want to copy.
Figure 5.11 Copy Schedule to Other Channels
4) Click Apply in the Record Schedule interface to save the settings.
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5.3 Configuring Motion Detection Record
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set the motion detection parameters. In the live view mode, once a motion detection event
takes place, the device can analyze it and perform some response actions to handle it. Enabling motion
detection function can trigger certain channels to start recording, or trigger full screen monitoring, audio
warning, notify the surveillance center and so on. In this chapter, you can follow the steps to schedule a record
which triggered by the detected motion.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Motion Detection interface.
Menu>Camera>Motion
Figure 5.12 Motion Detection
2.
Configure Motion Detection:
1) Select the camera to configure.
2) Check the checkbox after Enable Motion Detection.
Note: By default, the motion detection is enabled and configured in full screen.
3) Drag and draw the area for motion detection by mouse. If you want to set the motion detection
for all the area shot by the camera, click Full Screen. To clear the motion detection area, click
Clear.
Figure 5.13 Motion Detection- Mask
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4) Click Handling, and the message box for channel information will pop up.
Figure 5.14 Motion Detection Handling
5) Select the channels which you want the motion detection event to trigger recording.
6) Click Apply to save the settings.
7) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
8) Exit the Motion Detection menu.
3.
Enter Schedule settings interface.
Menu> Record> Schedule>Record Schedule
Figure 5.15 Record Schedule
1) Check the checkbox after the Enable Schedule item.
2) Click Edit.
Figure 5.16 Edit Schedule- Motion Detection
3) In the message box, you can choose the day to which you want to set schedule.
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4) Set the Type as Motion.
5) To schedule an all-day recording, check the checkbox after the All Day item.
Figure 5.17 Edit Schedule- All Day
6) To arrange other schedule, leave the All Day checkbox blank and set the Start/End time.
Note: Up to 8 periods can be configured for each day. And the time periods can’t be overlapped
each other.
Repeat the above steps3)-6) to schedule motion detection triggered recording for all the week. If
the schedule can also be set to other days, click Copy.
Figure 5.18 Copy Schedule to Other Days
7) Click OK to back to upper level menu.
If you can to copy the same schedule settings to other camera (s), click Copy to enter the Copy Camera
interface, and then select the camera (s) you want to copy.
Figure 5.19 Copy Schedule to Other Channels
5.4 Configuring Alarm Triggered Record
Note: This section is available for AR503 models only.
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to configure alarm triggered recording.
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Steps:
1.
Enter the Alarm setting interface.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm
Figure 5.20 Alarm Settings
2.
Click Alarm Input tab.
Figure 5.21 Alarm Settings- Alarm Input
1) Select Alarm Input No. and configure alarm parameters.
2) Choose N.O (normally open) or N.C (normally closed) for alarm type.
3) Check
checkbox to enable the alarm input.
4) Click
to set the handling method.
Figure 5.22 Alarm Handling
5) Choose the alarm triggered recording channel.
6) Check the checkbox
to select channel.
7) Click Apply to save settings.
8) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
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9) Click Apply in the Alarm Input interface to save the settings.
Repeat the above steps to configure other alarm input parameters.
If the setting can also be applied to other alarm inputs, click Copy and choose the alarm input number.
Figure 5.23 Copy Alarm Input
3.
Enter Record Schedule settings interface (Menu> Record> Schedule>Record Schedule). For detailed
information about record schedule settings, refer to step 2 in Chapter 5.2 Configuring Record
Schedule.
Note: You need to select the Type as Alarm in record schedule settings.
Figure 5.24 Record Schedule
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5.5 Configuring Manual Record
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set parameters for the manual record. When using manual record, you need to manually
cancel the record. The manual recording is prior to the scheduled recording.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Manual settings interface.
Menu> Manual
Figure 5.25 Manual Record
2.
Enable recording for camera (s).
Click the status button beside each camera number to change
to
, or you can enable
recording for all cameras by clicking the status bar before Analog to change it to
3.
.
Set recording mode to manual.
By default, the camera is enabled with recording by schedule (
change it to
and click again to enable the recording to manual (
). Click the
status bar to
).
: recording by schedule.
: recording by manual operation.
Note: After rebooting, all the manual records enabled are canceled.
4.
Start all-day normal recording or all-day motion detection recording of all channels.
1) Click
for
or
.
Figure 5.26 Start Normal or Motion Detection Recording
2) Click Yes to enable all-day normal recording or all-day motion detection recording of all
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5.6 Configuring Holiday Record
Purpose:
You may want to have different plan for recording on holiday. Follow the steps to configure the record
schedule on holiday.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Record setting interface.
Menu>Record
2.
Choose Holiday on the left bar.
Figure 5.27 Holiday Settings
3.
Enable Edit Holiday schedule.
1) Click
to enter the Edit interface.
Figure 5.28 Edit Holiday Settings
2) Check the checkbox after Enable.
3) Select Mode from the dropdown list.
There are three different modes for the date format to configure holiday schedule.
4) Set the start and end date.
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5) Click Apply to save settings.
6) Click OK to exit the Edit interface.
4.
Enter Record Schedule settings interface.
Menu> Record> Schedule
1) Select Record.
2) Check the checkbox after Enable Schedule.
3) Click Edit.
4) Select Holiday from the Schedule dropdown list.
Figure 5.29 Edit Schedule- Holiday
5) Select Motion or Normal from the Type dropdown list.
6) If you need all day recording, check the All Day checkbox. Otherwise leave it blank.
7) Set start/end time for holiday schedule.
Note: Up to 8 periods can be configured for each day. And the time periods can’t be overlapped each other.
In the time table of the channel, both holiday schedule and normal day schedule are displayed.
Repeat the above steps4)-7) to set Holiday schedule for other channel. If the holiday schedule can also be used
to other channels, click Copy and choose the channel you want to apply the settings.
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5.7 Configuring Redundant Record
Purpose:
Enabling redundant recording, which means saving the record files not only in the R/W (read/write) HDD but
also in the redundant HDD, will effectively enhance the data safety and reliability.
Note: You must set the Storage mode in the HDD advanced settings to Group before you set the HDD
property to Redundant. For detailed information, please refer to Chapter 10.4 Managing HDD Group. There
should be at least another HDD (NetHDD) which is in R/W mode.
Steps:
1. Enter HDD Information interface.
Menu> HDD
Figure 5.30 HDD General
2. Select the HDD and click
to enter the Local HDD Settings interface.
1) Set the HDD property to Redundant.
Figure 5.31 HDD General-Editing
2) Click Apply to save the settings.
3) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
3. Enter the Record setting interface.
Menu> Record> Encoding
1) Select Record.
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Figure 5.32 Encoding Record
2) Select Camera you want to configure.
3) Check the checkbox of the Redundant Record.
Notes:
1. The Redundant Record option is only available when the HDD mode is Group.
2. The redundant record is used when you want to save the record files in the redundant HDD. You
must configure the redundant HDD in HDD settings. For detailed information, see Chapter 10.3.2
Setting HDD Property.
4) Click Apply to save settings and back to the upper level menu.
5) Repeat the above steps2)-4) for configuring other channels.
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5.8 Configuring HDD Group for Record
Purpose:
You can group the HDDs and save the record files in certain HDD group.
Steps:
1.
Enter HDD setting interface.
Menu>HDD
Figure 5.33 HDD-General
2.
Select Advanced on the left bar.
Check whether the storage mode of the HDD is Group. If not, set it to Group. For detailed information,
please refer to Chapter 10.3 Managing HDD Group.
3.
Select General in the left bar.
Click
4.
to enter editing interface.
Configuring HDD group.
1) Choose a group number for the HDD group.
2) Click Apply and then in the pop-up message box, click Yes to save your settings.
3) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
Repeat the above steps3-4 to configure more HDD groups.
5.
Choose the Channels which you want to save the record files in the HDD group.
1) Select Advanced on the left bar.
Figure 5.34 HDD-Advanced
2) Choose Group number in the dropdown list of Record on HDD Group.
3) Check the channels you want to save in this group.
4) Click Apply to save settings.
Note: After having configured the HDD groups, you can configure the Recording settings
following the procedure provided in Chapter 5.2-5.6.
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5.9 Files Protection
Purpose:
You can lock the recorded files or set the HDD property to Read-only to protect the record files from being
overwritten.
Protect file by locking the record files:
Steps:
1.
Enter Playback setting interface.
Menu> Playback
Figure 5.35 Playback
2.
Select the channels by checking the checkbox to
.
3.
Configure the record type, file type and start/end time.
4.
Click Search to show the results.
Figure 5.36 Playback- Search Result
5.
Protect the record files.
1)
Find the record files you want to protect, and then click the
indicating that the file is locked.
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Note: The record files of which the recording is still not completed can’t be locked.
2)
Click
to change it as
to unlock the file and the file is not protected.
Figure 5.37 Unlocking Attention
Protect file by setting HDD property to Read-only
Note: To edit HDD property, you need to set the storage mode of the HDD to Group. See Chapter 10.3
Managing HDD Group.
Steps:
1.
Enter HDD setting interface.
Menu> HDD
Figure 5.38 HDD General
2.
Click
to edit the HDD you want to protect.
Figure 5.39 HDD General- Editing
3.
Set the HDD to Read-only.
4.
Click OK to save settings and back to the upper level menu.
Note: You can’t save any files in a Read-only HDD. If you want to save files in the HDD, change the
property to R/W.
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Note: If there is only one HDD and is set to Read-only, the device can’t record any files. Only live view
mode is available.
If you set the HDD to Read-only when the device is saving files in it, then the file will be saved in next
R/W HDD. If there is only one HDD, the recording will be stopped.
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6.1 Playing Back Record Files
6.1.1 Playing Back by Channel
Purpose:
Play back the recorded video files of a specific channel in the live view mode. Channel switch is supported.
Instant playback by channel:
Steps:
Choose a channel in live view mode using the mouse and click the
button in the quick setting toolbar.
Note: Only record files recorded during the last five minutes on this channel will be played back.
Figure 6.1 Instant Playback Interface
All-day Playback by channel
1. Enter the All-day Playback interface.
Mouse: right click a channel in live view mode and select All-day Playback from the menu, as shown in
Figure 6.2.
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Figure 6.2 Right-click Menu under Live View
Press PLAY button on the IR remote control to play back record files of the channel under single-screen
live view.
Under multi-screen live view, record files of the selected channel will be played back.
Note: Pressing numerical buttons will switch playback to the corresponding channels during playback
process.
2. Playback management.
The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing progress, as shown in
Figure 6.3.
Figure 6.3 All-day Playback Interface
The channel and time selection menu displays by moving the mouse to the right of the playback interface.
Click the channel(s) if you want to switch playback to another channel or execute simultaneous playback of
multiple channels, as shown in Figure 6.4.
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Figure 6.4 All-day Playback Interface with Channel List
Dates marked in different colors:
: No record files in this day.
: There is record file(s) in this day (not current day).
: There is only event recording file(s) in this day (not current day).
: Mouse cursor is located.
Figure 6.5 Toolbar of All-day Playback
Table 6.1 Detailed Explanation of All-day-playback Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
/
Audio on /Mute
/
Start/Stop
Add default tag
Pause reverse
Reverse play/
Single-frame
reverse play
clipping
Button
Operation
30s forward
Button
Operation
30s
reverse
Add customized
Tag
Speed
tag
management
down
Stop
Speed up
Hide
Exit
Pause play/
play/
/
Operation
Play/
/
Single-frame
play
Previous day
Next day
Process bar
Video type bar
Notes:
1. Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
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2. About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents event
represents smart search recording.
6.1.2 Playing Back by Time
Purpose:
Play back video files recorded in specified time duration. Multi-channel simultaneous playback and channel
switch are supported.
Steps:
1. Enter playback interface.
Menu>Playback
2. Check the checkbox before the channel to select channel(s) and click the Detail button to view the
record information of the channel(s). You can click Previous or Next to select the day for viewing the
record information.
Figure 6.6 Record Information
3. Click Back to return to the playback interface.
4. Set search conditions and click the Playback button to enter Playback interface.
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Figure 6.7 Video Search by Time
In the Playback interface:
The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process, as shown in
Figure 6.8 and Figure 6.9.
Figure 6.8 Interface of Playback by Time
Figure 6.9 Toolbar of Playback by Time
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Table 6.2 Detailed Explanation of Playback-by-time Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
/
Start/Stop clipping
Audio
/
on/Mute
Add default
Button
Add customized tag
tag
Operation
Button
Operation
30s
30s forward
reverse
Tag
Speed
management
down
Stop
Speed up
Pause
reverse
Pause
play/Reverse
/
play/
/
play/Play/Single-frame
play
Single-frame
reverse play
Video search
Exit
Progress
Hide
bar
Video type
bar
Notes:
1. Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
2. About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents event
represents smart search recording.
6.1.3 Playing Back by Normal Video Search
Purpose:
Play back video files searched out by restricting recording type and recording time. The video files in the
result list are played back sequentially and channel switch is supported. Recording types contain Normal,
Motion and Manual.
Steps:
1. Enter Record File Search interface.
Menu>Playback
Set search condition and click Search button to enter the Search Result interface.
Figure 6.10 Normal Video Search
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2. Choose a record file you want to play back.
If there is only one channel in the search result, clicking
button takes you to Full-screen Playback
interface of this channel.
If more than one channel is optional, clicking
button takes you to step 3 and step 4.
Figure 6.11 Result of Normal Video Search
3. Choose channels for simultaneous playback.
Note: Optional channels for simultaneous playback are the same as the channels chosen to search record
files in step 1. And the channel with the recorded file selected in step 2 is the main channel during
multi-channel playback and it is displayed at the upper left corner.
Figure 6.12 Select Channels for Synchronous Playback
4. Synchronous Playback interface.
The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
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Figure 6.13 4-ch Synchronous Playback Interface
The hidden list of recorded files displays by moving the mouse to the right of the playback interface.
Figure 6.14 4-ch Synchronous Playback Interface with Video List
Figure 6.15 Toolbar of Normal Playback
Table 6.3 Detailed Explanation of Normal Playback Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
/
Audio on/Mute
/
Start/Stop clipping
/
Add default tag
Add customized tag
Pause reverse
Pause
play/Reverse play/
Single-frame reverse
/
play/Play/Single-fram
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Tag
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Stop
Button
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Previous file
Next file
Video search
Hide toolbar
Progress bar
Video type bar
Exit
Note:
1. Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
2. About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents event
represents smart search recording.
6.1.4 Playing Back by Event Search
Purpose:
Play back record files on one or several channels searched out by restricting event type (motion detection or
alarm input). Channel switch is supported.
Note: Playback by alarm input search is supported by AR503 models only.
Steps:
1. Enter the playback interface.
Menu>Playback
2. Select Event tab to enter the Event Playback interface.
3. Select Motion or Alarm Input as the event type.
4. Set the start time and end time for the selected event.
Figure 6.16 Video Search by Alarm Input
Figure 6.17 Video Search by Motion Detection
5. Select the camera (s) for searching of motion detected triggered record files or select the alarm input (s)
for the alarm triggered record files.
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6. Click Search button to enter the Search Result interface.
Figure 6.18 Search Result of Alarm Input
Figure 6.19 Search Result of Motion Detection
The Pre-play and post-play can be configured. The Pre-play refers to the time configured before the
defined start time of event search, and the Post-play refers to the time configured after the defined end
time of event search. For example, when the start time and end time of event search are set to 12:00:00 13:00:00, and the pre-play and post-play time is set to 30s and 20s respectively, then the actual playback
of event video file is 11:59:30 ~ 13:00:20.
7. You can select an item from the list and click Details to view detailed information of the record file, e.g.
start time, end time, file size, etc.
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Figure 6.20 Event Details
Or you can directly click the
button of each file item to enter its playback interface. The toolbar in
the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
Figure 6.21 Interface of Playback by Event (1)
The hidden list of events will be displayed by moving the mouse to the right of the playback
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Figure 6.22 Interface of Playback by Event (2)
Figure 6.23 Toolbar of Playback by Event
Table 6.4 Detailed Explanation of Playback-by-event Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
/
Audio on/Mute
/
Start/Stop clipping
Add default tag
Add customized tag
Pause reverse
Single-frame reverse
play
Operation
Button
Operation
30s forward
Tag
management
30s reverse
Speed down
Pause
play/Reverse play/
/
Button
/
play/Play/Single-frame
Stop
Speed up
Event search
Exit
play
Previous event
Next event
Hide
Progress bar
Video type
bar
Notes:
1. Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
2. About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents smart search recording.
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6.1.5 Playing Back by Tag
Purpose:
Video tag allows you to record related information like people and location of a certain time point during
playback. You are also allowed to use video tag(s) to search for record files and position time point.
Before playing back by tag:
1. Enter Playback interface.
Figure 6.24 Interface of Playback by Time
Click
button to add default tag.
Click
button to add customized tag and input tag name.
Note: Max. 64 tags can be added to a single video file.
2. Tag management.
Click
button to check, edit and delete tag(s).
Figure 6.25 Tag Management Interface
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Steps:
1. Enter Playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Click Tag tab to enter Playback by Tag interface.
Choose channels, tag type and time, and click Search to enter Search Result interface.
Note: Two tag types are selectable: All and Tag Keyword. Input keyword if you choose Tag Keyword.
Figure 6. 26 Video Search by Tag
2. Set playback conditions and tag management.
Choose the tag name of the recorded file you want to play back; it can be edited or deleted.
Pre-play and post-play time can be set according to actual needs.
Note: Pre-play time and post-play time is added to the time point of the tag.
Figure 6. 27 Result of Video Search by Tag
3. Playback by tag.
Choose a tag and click
button to play back the related record file.
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Figure 6.28 Interface of Playback by Tag
The hidden list of tags will be displayed by moving the mouse to the right of the playback interface.
Figure 6.29 Interface of Playback by Tag with Video List
Figure 6.30 Toolbar of Playback by Tag
Table 6.5 Detailed Explanation of Playback-by-tag Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
/
Audio on/Mute
/
Start/Stop clipping
30s forward
30s reverse
Add customized tag
Tag
Slow down
Add default tag
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Pause reverse
Pause
play/Reverse play/
/
Single-frame reverse
/
play/Play/Single-frame
Stop
Speed up
Tag search
Exit
play
play
Previous tag
Next tag
Hide
Progress bar
Video type
bar
Notes:
1.
Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
2.
About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents smart search recording.
6.1.6 Playing Back by System Log
Purpose:
Play back record file(s) associated with channels after searching system logs.
Steps:
1. Enter Log Search interface.
Menu>Maintenance>Log Search
Figure 6.31 System Log Search Interface
2. Set search time and type and click Search button.
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Figure 6.32 Result of System Log Search
3. Choose a log with record file and click
button to enter Playback interface.
Note: If there is no record file at the time point of the log, the message box “No result found” will pop up.
The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
Figure 6.33 Interface of Playback by Log
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6.2 Auxiliary Functions of Playback
6.2.1 Playing Back Frame by Frame
Purpose:
Play video files frame by frame, in order to check image details of the video when abnormal events happen.
Steps:
• Using a Mouse:
Go to Playback interface. If you choose playback of the record file: click button
and
until the
speed changes to Single frame and one click on the playback screen represents playback of one frame. If
you choose adverse playback of the record file: click button
and
until the speed changes to
Single frame and one click on the playback screen represents adverse playback of one frame. It is also
feasible to use button
in toolbar.
• Using the Front Panel :
For AR500 series DVR, you can use the front panel buttons to perform the playback.
Rotate and hold the outer ring on Jog Shuttle counterclockwise or click the
Single frame. One click on button
button to set the speed to
, one click on the playback screen or Enter button on the front panel
represents playback or reverse playback of one frame.
6.2.2 Smart Search
Purpose:
In order to locate motion detection event easily and accurately in the playback progress bar, you are allowed to
analyze a certain area (scene) dynamically, and to get all of the related motion detection events that occurred
in this area.
Steps:
1. Go to normal playback or all-day playback interface.
Note: The smart search function is available for single-channel playback only.
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Figure 6.34 Playback Interface
2. Right-click mouse and select Smart Search to go to analysis area selection interface.
Figure 6.35 Right-click Menu in All-day Playback and Normal Playback Interface
3. You can click button
button
to set the full screen as target searching area. After drawing area(s), click
to execute smart search in this area.
Note: Multi-area and full-screen searching modes are supported.
Figure 6.36 Draw Area of Smart Search
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Different video type bars are marked in different colors:
: Normal record file;
: Event record file;
: Smart search record file.
The hidden list of record files display when moving the mouse to the right of the playback interface.
Figure 6.37 Smart Search Result with Video List
Figure 6.38 Toolbar of Smart Search Playback
Table 6.6 Detailed Explanation of Smart-search-playback Toolbar
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
/
Audio on/Mute
/
Start/Stop clipping
Add default tag
Add customized tag
Pause reverse
Single-frame reverse
play
Operation
Button
30s forward
Tag
management
Operation
30s reverse
Slow down
Pause
play/Reverse play/
/
Button
/
play/Play/Single-frame
Stop
Speed up
Video search
Exit
Video type
Smart search
bar
bar
play
Previous smart search
Next smart search
result
result
Hide
Progress bar
Notes:
1.
Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the progress bar to
locate special frames.
2.
About video type bar:
recording;
represents normal recording (manual or schedule);
represents smart search recording.
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Steps:
1. Right click the mouse on a channel under playback and choose Digital Zoom to enter Digital Zoom
interface.
2. Use the mouse to draw a red rectangle and the image within it will be enlarged up to 16 times.
Figure 6.39 Draw Area for Digital Zoom
Figure 6.40 Right-click Menu in Playback Mode
Right-click menu:
Note: This menu differs slightly from one playback interface to another.
Table 6.7 Detailed Explanation of Right-click Menu under Playback
Button
Function
Return to Playback interface
Enter Digital Zoom interface
Smart Search against a specified area
Show & hide control interface
Exit the video playback interface
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7.1 Backing up Record Files
Before you start:
Please insert the backup device(s) into the device.
7.1.1 Quick Export
Purpose:
Export record files to backup device(s) quickly.
Steps:
1. Enter Video Export interface.
Menu>Export>Normal
Figure 7.1 Quick Export Interface
2. Choose the channel(s) you want to back up and click Quick Export button.
Notes:
1. The time duration of record files on a specified channel cannot exceed 24 hours. Otherwise, the
message box “Max. 24 hours are allowed for quick export.” will pop up.
2. The number of channels for synchronous export cannot exceed 4. Otherwise, the message box “Max.
4 channels are allowed for synchronous quick export.” will pop up.
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Figure 7.2 Quick Export using USB1-1
3. In the Export interface, choose backup device and click Export button to start exporting.
Note: Here we use USB Flash Drive and please refer to the next section Normal Backup for more
backup devices supported by the device.
4. Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported to the USB flash drive.
Figure 7.3 Export Finished
5. Check backup result.
Choose the record file in Export interface and click button
to check it.
Note: The Player player.exe will be exported automatically during record file export.
Figure 7.4 Checkup of Quick Export Result Using USB1-1
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7.1.2 Backing up by Normal Video Search
Purpose:
The record files can be backup to various devices, such as USB devices (USB flash drives, USB HDDs, USB
writer), SATA writer or eSATA HDD.
Note: The eSATA writer is supported by AR503 models only.
Backup using USB flash drives, USB HDDs, USB writer, SATA writer or eSATA HDD.
Steps:
1. Enter Export interface.
Menu>Export>Normal
Figure 7.5 Normal Video Search for Backup
2. Set search conditions and click Search button to enter the search result interface.
3. Select record files you want to back up.
Click button
to play the record file if you want to check it.
Check the checkbox before the record files you want to back up.
Note: The size of the currently selected files is displayed in the lower-left corner of the window.
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Figure 7.6 Result of Normal Video Search for Backup
4. Export the record files.
Click Export button and start backup.
Note: If the inserted device is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button.
• Reconnect device.
• Check for compatibility from vendor.
You can also format USB flash drives or USB HDDs via the device. USB writer, SATA writer and
eSATA HDD cannot be formatted.
Figure 7.7 Export by Normal Video Search using USB Flash Drive
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Figure 7. 8 Export by Normal Video Search using USB Writer
Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported with pop-up message box “Export
finished”.
Figure 7.9 Export Finished
5. Check backup result.
Choose the record file in Export interface and click button
to check it.
Note: The Player player.exe will be exported automatically during record file export.
Figure 7.10 Checkup of Export Result using USB Flash Drive
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Figure 7. 11 Checkup of Export Result using USB Writer
7.1.3 Backing up by Event Search
Purpose:
Back up event-related record files using USB devices (USB flash drives, USB HDDs, USB writer), SATA
writer or eSATA HDD. Quick Backup and Normal Backup are supported.
Notes:
1.
Backup by alarm input search is supported by AR503 models only.
2.
The eSATA writer is supported by AR503 models only.
Steps:
1. Enter Export interface.
Menu>Export>Event
2. Select Motion or Alarm Input as the event type.
Note: The following steps have introduced the backup by motion detection triggered record files.
Perform the same operation for the backup by alarm triggered record files.
3. Set the start time and end time of the record files.
4. Select the camera (s) for searching.
Figure 7.12 Event Search for Backup
5. Click Search button to enter the Search Result interface.
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Figure 7.13 Result of Event Search
6. Select record files to export. You can use the following two ways to enter the Export interface.

Select motion detection event (s) from the list and click Quick Export button to enter the Export

(1) Click the Details button to enter the interface with detailed information of the record file, e.g.,
interface, as shown in Figure 7.14.
start time, end time, file size, etc.
Note: The size of the currently selected files is displayed in the lower-left corner of the window.
(2) Select record file (s) from the list and click Export button to enter the Export interface, as
shown in Figure 7.14.
Figure 7.14 Event Details Interface
7. Export the selected record files.
Click the Export button and start backing up.
Note: If the inserted USB device is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button.
• Reconnect device.
• Check for compatibility from vendor.
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You can also format USB flash drive or USB HDDs via the device.
Figure 7.15 Export by Event Using USB Flash Drive
Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported with pop-up message “Export finished”.
Figure 7.16 Export Finished
8. Check backup result.
Choose the record file in Export interface and click button
to check it.
Note: The Player player.exe will be exported automatically during record file export.
Figure 7.17 Checkup of Event Export Result Using USB Flash Drive
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7.1.4 Backing up Video Clips
Purpose:
You may also select video clips to export directly during Playback, using USB devices (USB flash drives,
USB HDDs, USB writer), SATA writer or eSATA HDD.
Note: The eSATA writer is supported by AR503 models only.
Steps:
1. Enter Playback interface.
Please refer to Chapter 6.
2. During playback, use buttons
and
in the playback toolbar to start or stop clipping record file(s).
3. Exit Playback interface after finishing clipping and you will then be prompted to save the clips.
Note: A maximum of 30 clips can be selected for each channel.
Figure 7.18 Interface of Playback by Time
4. Click Yes to save video clips and enter Export interface, or click No to quit and do not save video clips.
Figure 7.19 Attention to Video Clip Saving
5. Export the video clips.
Click Export button and start backing up.
Note: If the inserted USB device is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button.
• Reconnect device.
• Check for compatibility from vendor.
You can also format USB flash drive or USB HDDs via the device.
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Figure 7.20 Export Video Clips Using USB Flash Drive
Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported with pop-up message “Export
finished”.
Figure 7.21 Export Finished
6. Check backup result.
Note: The Player player.exe will be exported automatically during record file export.
Figure 7.22 Checkup of Video Clips Export Result Using USB Flash Drive
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7.2 Managing Backup Devices
Management of USB flash drive, USB HDD and eSATA HDD.
Note: The eSATA HDD is supported by AR503 models only.
1.
Enter Search Result interface of record files.
Menu>Export>Normal
Set search condition and click Search button to enter Search Result interface.
Note: At least one channel shall be selected.
Figure 7.23 Normal Video Search
2.
Select record files you want to back up.
Click Export button to enter Export interface.
Note: At least one record file shall be selected.
Figure 7.24 Result of Normal Video Search for Backup
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3.
Backup device management.
Click New Folder button if you want to create a new folder in the backup device.
Select a record file or folder in the backup device and click button
Select a record file in the backup device and click button
if you want to delete it.
to play it.
Click Format button to format the backup device.
Note: If the inserted USB device is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button.
• Reconnect device.
• Check for compatibility from vendor.
Figure 7.25 USB Flash Drive Management
Management of USB writers and DVD-R/W
1.
Enter Search Result interface of record files.
Menu>Export>Normal
Set search condition and click Search button to enter Search Result interface.
Note: At least one channel shall be selected.
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Figure 7.26 Normal Video Search for Backup
2.
Select record files you want to back up.
Click Export button to enter Export interface.
Note: At least one record file shall be selected.
Figure 7. 27 Result of Normal Video Search for Backup
3.
Backup device management.
Click Erase button if you want to erase the files from a re-writable CD/DVD.
Note: There must be a re-writable CD/DVD when you make this operation.
Note: If the inserted USB writer or SATA writer is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button.
• Reconnect device.
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• Check for compatibility from vendor.
Figure 7.28 USB Writer Management
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8.1 Setting Motion Detection
Steps:
1. Enter Motion Detection interface and choose a camera you want to set motion detection.
Menu> Camera> Motion
Figure 8.1 Motion Detection Setup Interface
2. Set motion detection area and sensitivity.
1)
Check the checkbox of Enable Motion Detection to enable motion detection, use the mouse to
draw detection area(s) and drag the sensitivity bar to set sensitivity. Please refer to Chapter 5.3
Configuring Motion Detection Record.
Note: By default, the motion detection is enabled and configured in full screen.
2)
Click the
icon of Handling to set alarm response actions.
Figure 8.2 Set Detection Area and Sensitivity
3. Click Trigger Channel tab and select one or more channels which will start to record or become
full-screen monitoring when motion alarm is triggered.
Figure 8.3 Set Trigger Camera of Motion Detection
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4. Set up arming schedule of the channel.
1)
Select Arming Schedule tab to set the channel’s arming schedule.
2)
Choose one day of a week and up to eight time periods can be set within each day.
3)
Click Apply to save the arming settings of the selected day.
4)
Repeat the above steps to set up arming schedule of other days of a week. You can also use Copy
button to copy an arming schedule to other days.
Note: Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
Figure 8.4 Set Arming Schedule of Motion Detection
5. Click Handling tab to set up alarm response actions of motion alarm (please refer to Chapter 8.6).
Figure 8.5 Set Alarm Response Actions of Motion Detection
Note: The Trigger Alarm Output option is available for AR503 models only.
6. Click OK to complete the motion detection settings of the channel.
7. If you want to set up motion detection for another channel (s), repeat the above steps or copy the above
settings to the channel (s).
Note: You are not allowed to copy the “Trigger Channel” action.
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Figure 8.6 Copy Settings of Motion Detection
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8.2 Setting Sensor Alarms
Note: This section is available for AR503 models only.
Purpose:
You can set handling method of an external sensor alarm.
Steps:
1. Enter Alarm Settings interface and select an alarm input.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm
Figure 8.7 Alarm Status Interface
2. Select Alarm Input tab to enter Alarm Input Settings interface and set the handling method of the
selected alarm input.
Check
checkbox to enable the alarm input and click
to set up its alarm response actions.
Figure 8.8 Alarm Input Settings Interface
3. Select Trigger Channel tab and select one or more channels which will start to record or become
full-screen monitoring when an external alarm is input. Click Apply to save the settings.
4. Select Arming Schedule tab to set the channel’s arming schedule.
Choose one day of a week and up to eight time periods can be set within each day. Set up arming
schedule of other days of a week. You can also use Copy to copy an arming schedule to other days.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Note: Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
5. Select Handling tab to set alarm response actions of the alarm input (please refer to Chapter 8.6).
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Figure 8.9 Set Arming Schedule of Alarm Input
6. If necessary, select PTZ Linking tab and set PTZ linkage of the alarm input.
Set PTZ linking parameters and click Apply to save the settings. Click OK to complete the settings of
the alarm input.
Note: Please check whether the PTZ or speed dome supports PTZ linkage.
One alarm input can trigger presets, patrol or pattern of more than one channel. But presets, patrols and
patterns are exclusive.
Figure 8.10 Set PTZ Linking of Alarm Input
7. If you want to set handling method of another alarm input, repeat the above steps or just copy the above
settings to it by clicking Copy in Alarm Input Settings interface.
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Figure 8.11 Copy Settings of Alarm Input
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8.3 Detecting Video Loss
Purpose:
Detect video loss of a channel and take alarm response action(s).
Steps:
1. Enter Video Loss interface of Camera Management.
Menu> Camera> Video Loss
Figure 8.12 Video Loss Setup Interface
2. Select a channel you want to detect.
3. Check the checkbox of Enable Video Loss Alarm.
4. Click the
icon of Handling to enter the Handling interface.
5. Set the arming schedule and alarm response actions. Please refer to Step4 and Step5 of Chapter 8.1
Setting up Motion Detection Alarm.
Figure 8.13 Set Arming Schedule of Video Loss
6. Click Apply to save the video loss alarm settings.
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8.4 Detecting Video Tampering
Purpose:
Trigger alarm when the lens is covered and take alarm response action(s).
Steps:
1. Enter Video Tampering interface of Camera Management.
Menu> Camera> Tamper-proof
Figure 8.14 Tamper-proof Setup Interface
2. Select a channel you want to detect video tampering.
3. Check the checkbox of Enable Tamper-proof.
Note: By default, the tamper-proof detection is configured in full screen.
4. Move the sensitivity bar and choose a proper sensitivity level.
5. Click the
icon of Handling to enter the Handling interface.
6. Set the arming schedule and alarm response actions. Please refer to Step4 and Step5 of Chapter 8.1
Setting up Motion Detection Alarm.
7. If you want to set video loss handling method for another channel, repeat above steps or click Copy to
copy the above settings to it.
Figure 8.15 Copy Settings of Video Tampering
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8.5 Handling Exceptions
Purpose:
Exception settings refer to the handling method of various exceptions, e.g.,
• HDD Full: The HDD is full.
• HDD Error: Writing HDD error, unformatted HDD, etc.
• Network Disconnected: Disconnected network cable.
• IP Conflicted: Duplicated IP address.
• Illegal Login: Incorrect user ID or password.
• Input / Output Video Standard Mismatch: I/O video standards do not match.
• Record Exception: No space for saving recorded file.
Steps:
Enter Exceptions interface of System Configuration and handle various exceptions.
Menu> Configuration> Exceptions
Please refer to Chapter 8.6 for detailed alarm response actions.
Figure 8.16 Exceptions Setup Interface
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8.6 Setting Alarm Response Actions
Purpose:
The alarm response actions will be activated when an exception occurs, including Full Screen Monitoring,
Audible Warning, Notify Surveillance Center, and Send Email.
Full Screen Monitoring
When an alarm event (motion detection/tamper-proof/video loss detection) is triggered, the local monitor
(HDMI/VGA or BNC monitor) display in full screen the video image from the alarming channel configured
for full screen monitoring.
If alarms are triggered simultaneously in several channels, their full-screen images will be switched at an
interval of 10 seconds (default dwell time). A different dwell time can be set by going to Menu>
Configuration>Live View>Full Screen Monitoring Dwell Time.
Auto-switch will terminate once the alarm stops and you will be taken back to the Live View interface.
Note: For motion detection alarm, you must select the channel(s) you want to make full screen monitoring
(Menu>Camera>Motion>Handling>Trigger Channel).
Audible Warning
Trigger an audible beep when an alarm is detected.
Notify Surveillance Center
Sends an exception or alarm signal to remote alarm host when an event occurs. The alarm host refers to the
PC installed with Remote Client.
Note: The alarm signal will be transmitted automatically at detection mode when remote alarm host is
configured. Please refer to Chapter 9.2.6 for details of alarm host configuration.
Send Email
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an alarm event is detected.
Please refer to Chapter 9.2.10 for details of Email configuration.
Trigger Alarm Output
Note: This feature is available for AR503 models only.
Trigger an alarm output when an alarm is triggered.
Steps:
1. Enter Alarm Output interface.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm> Alarm Output
Select an alarm output and set alarm name and dwell time.
Note: If “Manually Clear” is selected in the dropdown list of Dwell Time, you can clear it only by going
to Menu> Manual> Alarm and clicking Clear All.
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Figure 8.17 Alarm Output Settings Interface
2. Set arming schedule of the alarm output.
Click
to set the arming schedule of alarm output. Choose one day of a week and up to 8 time
periods can be set within each day.
Note: Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
Figure 8.18 Set Arming Schedule of Alarm Output
3. Repeat the above steps to set up arming schedule of other days of a week. You can also click Copy to
copy an arming schedule to other days. Click OK to complete the settings of the alarm output.
4. You can also click Copy in Alarm Output interface to copy the above settings to another channel.
Figure 8.19 Copy Settings of Alarm Output
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8.7 Triggering or Clearing Alarm Output
Manually
Note: This section is available for AR503 models only.
Purpose:
Sensor alarm can be triggered or cleared manually. If Manually Clear is selected in the dropdown list of
dwell time of an alarm output, the alarm can be cleared only by clicking Clear button in the following
interface.
Steps:
Select the alarm output you want to trigger or clear and make related operations.
Menu> Manual> Alarm
Click Trigger / Clear button if you want to trigger or clear an alarm output.
Click Trigger All button if you want to trigger all alarm outputs.
Click Clear All button if you want to clear all alarm output.
Figure 8.20 Clear or Trigger Alarm Output Manually
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9.1 Configuring General Settings
Purpose:
Network settings must be properly configured before you operate device over network.
Steps:
1. Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2. Select the General tab.
Figure 9.1 General Network Settings of AR300
Figure 9.2 General Network Settings of AR500
Note: The AR300 models provide one 10M/100Mbps self-adaptive network interface, the AR500
models provide one10M/100M/1000Mbps self-adaptive network interface.
3. In the General Settings interface:
You can configure the following settings: NIC Type, IPv4 Address, IPv4 Gateway, MTU and DNS
Server.
If the DHCP server is available, you can click the checkbox of DHCP to automatically obtain an IP
address and other network settings from that server.
Notes:

When the DHCP is failed, the default IP address (192.168.1.64) will be used.

The valid value range of MTU is 500 ~ 1500.
4. After having configured the general settings, click the Apply button to save the settings.
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9.2 Configuring Advanced Settings
9.2.1 Configuring PPPoE Settings
Purpose:
Your device also allows access by Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE).
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the PPPoE tab to enter the PPPoE Settings interface.
Figure 9.3 PPPoE Settings Interface
3.
Check the PPPoE checkbox to enable this feature.
4.
Enter User Name and Password for PPPoE access.
Note: The User Name and Password should be assigned by your ISP.
Figure 9.4 PPPoE Settings Interface
5.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
6.
After successful settings, the system asks you to reboot the device to enable the new settings, and the
PPPoE dial-up is automatically connected after reboot.
You can go to Menu>Maintenance>System Info>Network interface to view the status of PPPoE
connection. Please refer to Chapter 12.1Viewing System Information for PPPoE status.
9.2.2 Configuring DDNS
Purpose:
If your device is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you may set Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to
be used for network access.
Prior registration with your ISP is required before configuring the system to use DDNS.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the DDNS tab to enter the DDNS Settings interface.
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Figure 9.5 DDNS Settings Interface
3.
Check the DDNS checkbox to enable this feature.
4.
Select DDNS Type. Five different DDNS types are selectable: IPServer, DynDNS, PeanutHull,
NO-IP and SIMPLEDDNS.
• IPServer: Enter Server Address for IPServer.
Note: The Server Address should be the IP address of the PC that runs IPServer.
Figure 9.6 IPServer Settings Interface
• DynDNS:
1) Enter Server Address for DynDNS (e.g. members.dyndns.org).
2) In the Device Domain Name text field, enter the domain obtained from the DynDNS
website.
3) Enter the User Name and Password registered in the DynDNS website.
Figure 9.7 DynDNS Settings Interface
• PeanutHull: Enter User Name and Password obtained from the PeanutHull website.
Figure 9.8 Peanut Hull Settings Interface
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• NO-IP:
Enter the account information in the corresponding fields. Refer to the DynDNS settings.
1) Enter Server Address for NO-IP.
2) In the Device Domain Name text field, enter the domain obtained from the NO-IP website
(www.no-ip.com).
3) Enter the User Name and Password registered in the NO-IP website.
Figure 9.9 NO-IP Settings Interface
• SIMPLEDDNS: You need to enter the Server Address and Device Domain Name for
SIMPLEDDNS, and other fields are read only.
1) Enter the Server Address of the SIMPLEDDNS server: www.simpleddns.com.
2) Enter the Device Domain Name. You can register the alias of the device domain name in
the SIMPLEDDNS server first and then enter the alias to the Device Domain Name in the
DVR; you can also enter the domain name directly on the DVR to create a new one.
Note: If a new alias of the device domain name is defined in the DVR, it will replace the old
one registered on the server.
Figure 9.10 SIMPLEDDNS Settings Interface
Register the device on the SIMPLEDDNS server.
1)
Go to the SIMPLEDDNS website: www.simpleddns.com.
2)
Click
3)
After registration is successful, use the account and password to log in.
to register a user account if you do not have one.
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Figure 9.11 Register an Account
4)
In the DDNS Management System interface, click the Device Management tab on the
left menu bar and then click
to register the device.
Figure 9.12 Register the Device
Note: Only lower-case English alphabet, numeric and ‘-’ can be used in the alias of the device and the
alias must be started with letters of the lower-case English alphabet.
5.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
9.2.3 Configuring NTP Server
Purpose:
A Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server can be configured on your device to ensure the accuracy of system
date/time.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the NTP tab to enter the NTP Settings interface.
Figure 9.13 NTP Settings Interface
3.
Check the Enable NTP checkbox to enable this feature.
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4.
Configure the following NTP settings:
• Interval: Time interval between the two synchronizing actions with NTP server. The unit is minute.
• NTP Server: IP address of NTP server.
• NTP Port: Port of NTP server.
5.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
Note: The time synchronization interval can be set from 1 to 10080min, and the default value is 60min. If the
device is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP server that has a time synchronization function,
such as the server at the National Time Center (IP Address: 210.72.145.44). If the device is setup in a more
customized network, NTP software can be used to establish a NTP server used for time synchronization.
9.2.4 Configuring SNMP
Purpose:
You can use SNMP protocol to get device status and parameters related information.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the SNMP tab to enter the SNMP Settings interface.
Figure 9.14 SNMP Settings Interface
3.
Check the SNMP checkbox to enable this feature.
4.
Configure the SNMP settings.
Figure 9.15 Configure SNMP Settings
5.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
Note: Before setting the SNMP, please download the SNMP software and manage to receive the device
information via SNMP port. By setting the Trap Address, the device is allowed to send the alarm event and
exception message to the surveillance center.
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9.2.5 Configuring UPnP™
Purpose:
UPnP™ can permits the device seamlessly discover the presence of other network devices on the network and
establish functional network services for data sharing, communications, etc. If you want to use the UPnP™
function to enable the fast connection of the device to the WAN via a router, you should configure the UPnP™
parameters of the device.
Before you start:
If you want to enable the UPnP™ function of the device, you must enable the UPnP™ function of the router
to which your device is connected. When the network working mode of the device is set as multi-address, the
Default Route of the device should be in the same network segment as that of the LAN IP address of the
router.
Steps:
1. Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2. Select the UPnP™ tab to enter the UPnP™ interface.
Figure 9.16 UPnP™ Settings Interface
3. Check
checkbox to enable UPnP™.
4. Select the mapped type to Auto or Manual.
When you select Auto, the mapping ports can be automatically assigned by the router. When you select
Manual, you should continue Step5 to edit the mapping ports.
5. Click
to open the External Port Settings dialog box. Configure the external port No. for server port,
HTTP port and RTSP port respectively.
Notes:
1)
You can use the default port No., or change it according to actual requirements.
2)
External Port indicates the port No. for port mapping in the router.
Figure 9.17 External Port Settings Dialog Box
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6. You can click Refresh to get the latest status of the port mapping.
Figure 9.18 UPnP Settings Finished
7. Click the Apply button to save the settings.
9.2.6 Configuring Remote Alarm Host
Purpose:
With a remote alarm host configured, the device will send the alarm event or exception message to the host
when an alarm is triggered. The remote alarm host must have the CMS (Client Management System) software
installed.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the More Settings tab to enter the More Settings interface.
Figure 9.19 More Settings Interface
3.
Enter Alarm Host IP and Alarm Host Port in the text fields.
The Alarm Host IP refers to the IP address of the remote PC on which the CMS (Client Management
System) software (e.g., iVMS-4200) is installed, and the Alarm Host Port must be the same as the
alarm monitoring port configured in the software (default port is 7200).
Figure 9.20 Configure Alarm Host
4.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
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9.2.7 Configuring Multicast
Purpose:
The multicast can be configured to realize live view for more than the maximum number of cameras through
network.
A multicast address spans the Class-D IP range of 224.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255. It is recommended to use the
IP address ranging from 239.252.0.0 to 239.255.255.255.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the More Settings tab to enter the More Settings interface.
3.
Set Multicast IP. When adding a device to the CMS (Client Management System) software, the
multicast address must be the same as the device’s multicast IP.
Figure 9.21 Configure Multicast
4.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
9.2.8 Configuring RTSP
Purpose:
The RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a network control protocol designed for use in entertainment and
communications systems to control streaming media servers.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings menu by clicking Menu > Configuration > Network.
2.
Select the More Settings tab to enter the More Settings men.
Figure 9.22 RTSP Settings Interface
3.
Enter the RTSP port in the text field of RTSP Service Port. The default RTSP port is 554, and you
can change it according to different requirements.
4.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the menu.
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9.2.9 Configuring Server and HTTP Ports
Purpose:
You can change the server and HTTP ports in the Network Settings menu. The default server port is 8000 and
the default HTTP port is 80.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Select the More Settings tab to enter the More Settings interface.
3.
Enter new Server Port and HTTP Port.
Figure 9.23 Host/Others Settings Menu
4.
Enter the Server Port and HTTP Port in the text fields. The default Server Port is 8000 and the HTTP
Port is 80, and you can change them according to different requirements.
5.
Click the Apply button to save and exit the interface.
Note: The Server Port should be set to the range of 2000-65535 and it is used for remote client software
access. The HTTP port is used for remote IE access.
9.2.10 Configuring Email
Purpose:
The system can be configured to send an Email notification to all designated users if an alarm event is
detected, a motion detection event is detected, etc.
Before configuring the Email settings, the device must be connected to a local area network (LAN) that
maintains an SMTP mail server. The network must also be connected to either an intranet or the Internet
depending on the location of the e-mail accounts to which you want to send notification.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Network
2.
Set the IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Gateway and the Preferred DNS Server in the Network
Settings menu.
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Figure 9.24 Network Settings Interface
3.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
4.
Select the Email tab to enter the Email Settings interface.
Figure 9.25 Email Settings Interface
5.
Configure the following Email settings:
Enable Server Authentication (optional): Check the checkbox to enable the server
authentication feature.
User Name: The user account of sender’s Email for SMTP server authentication.
Password: The password of sender’s Email for SMTP server authentication.
SMTP Server: The SMTP Server IP address or host name (e.g., smtp.263xmail.com).
SMTP Port: The SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port used for SMTP is 25.
Enable SSL (optional): Click the checkbox to enable SSL if required by the SMTP server.
Sender: The name of sender.
Sender’s Address: The Email address of sender.
Select Receivers: Select the receiver. Up to 3 receivers can be configured.
Receiver: The name of user to be notified.
Receiver’s Address: The Email address of user to be notified.
Enable Attached Pictures: Check the checkbox of Enable Attached Picture if you want to send
email with attached alarm images.
Interval: The interval refers to the time between two actions of sending attached pictures.
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Figure 9.26 Configure Email Settings
6.
Click the Apply button to save the Email settings.
7.
You can click the Test button to test whether your Email settings work. The corresponding Attention
message box will pop up.
Figure 9.27 Email Testing Attention
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Purpose:
You can check the network traffic to obtain real-time information of device such as linking status, MTU,
sending/receiving rate, etc.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Traffic interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Net Detect
Figure 9.28 Network Traffic Interface
2.
You can view the sending rate and receiving rate information on the interface. The traffic data is
refreshed every 1 second.
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Purpose:
You can obtain network connecting status of device through the network detection function, including network
delay, packet loss, etc.
9.4.1 Testing Network Delay and Packet Loss
Steps:
1.
Enter the Network Traffic interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Net Detect
2.
Click the Network Detection tab to enter the Network Detection menu.
Figure 9.29 Network Detection Interface
3.
Enter the destination address in the text field of Destination Address.
4.
Click the Test button to start testing network delay and packet loss. The testing result pops up on the
window. If the testing is failed, the error message box will pop up as well.
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Figure 9.30 Testing Result of Network Delay and Packet Loss
9.4.2 Exporting Network Packet
Purpose:
By connecting the device to network, the captured network data packet can be exported to USB-flash disk and
other local backup devices.
Steps:
1. Enter the Network Traffic interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Net Detect
2. Click the Network Detection tab to enter the Network Detection interface.
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3. Select the backup device from the dropdown list of Device Name.
Note: Click the Refresh button if the connected local backup device cannot be displayed. When it fails
to detect the backup device, please check whether it is compatible with the device. You can format the
backup device if the format is incorrect.
Figure 9.31 Export Network Packet
4. Click the Export button to start exporting.
5. After the exporting is complete, click OK to finish the packet export.
Figure 9.32 Packet Export Attention
Note: Up to 1M data can be exported each time.
9.4.3 Checking Network Status
Purpose:
You can also check the network status and quick set the network parameters in this interface.
Steps:
Click Status on the right bottom of the page.
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Figure 9.33 Checking Network Status
If the network is normal the following message box pops out.
Figure 9.34 Network Status Checking Result
If the message box pops out with other information instead of this one, you can click Network button to show
the quick setting interface of the network parameters.
Figure 9.35 Network Parameters Configuration
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9.4.4 Checking Network Statistics
Purpose:
You can check the network statistics to obtain the real-time information of the device.
Steps:
1. Enter the Network Statistics interface.
Menu > Maintenance> Net Detect
2. Click the Network Stat. tab to enter the Network Statistics menu.
Figure 9.36 Network Stat. Interface
3. View the bandwidth of Remote Live View, bandwidth of Remote Playback, bandwidth of Net Total Idle
information.
4. Click Refresh button to get the latest bandwidth statistics.
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10.1 Initializing HDDs
Purpose:
A newly installed hard disk drive (HDD) must be initialized before it can be used with your device.
Steps:
1.
Enter the HDD Information interface.
Menu > HDD>General
Figure 10.1 HDD Information Interface
2.
Select the HDD to be initialized.
3.
Click the Init button.
Figure 10.2 Confirm Initialization
4.
Select the OK button to start initialization.
5.
After the HDD has been initialized, the status of the HDD will change from Uninitialized to Normal.
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Figure 10.3 HDD Status Changes to Normal
Note: Initializing the HDD will erase all data on it.
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10.2 Managing Network HDD
Purpose:
You can add the allocated NAS or disk of IP SAN to device, and use it as network HDD.
Steps:
1.
Enter the HDD Information interface.
Menu > HDD > General
Figure 10.4 HDD Information Interface
2.
Click the Add button to enter the Add NetHDD interface, as shown in Figure 10.5.
Figure 10.5 Adding NetHDD Interface
3.
Add the allocated NetHDD.
4.
Select the type to NAS or IP SAN.
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Configure the NAS or IP SAN settings.
• Add NAS disk:
1) Enter the NetHDD IP address in the text field.
2) Enter the NetHDD Directory in the text field.
3) Click the OK button to add the configured NAS disk.
Note: Up to 8 NAS disks can be added.
Figure 10.6 Add NAS Disk
• Add IP SAN:
1) Enter the NetHDD IP address in the text field.
2) Click the Search button to the available IP SAN disks.
3) Select the IP SAN disk from the list shown below.
4) Click the OK button to add the selected IP SAN disk.
Note: Up to 1 IP SAN disk can be added.
Figure 10.7 Add IP SAN Disk
6.
After having successfully added the NAS or IP SAN disk, return to the HDD Information menu. The
added NetHDD will be displayed in the list.
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Note: If the added NetHDD is uninitialized, please select it and click the Init button for initialization.
Figure 10.8 Initialize Added NetHDD
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10.3.1 Setting HDD Groups
Purpose:
Multiple HDDs can be managed in groups. Video from specified channels can be recorded onto a particular HDD
group through HDD settings.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Storage Mode interface.
Menu > HDD > Advanced
2.
Set the Mode to Group, as shown below:
Figure 10.9 Storage Mode Interface
3.
Click the Apply button and the following Attention box will pop up.
Figure 10.10 Attention for Reboot
4.
Click the Yes button to reboot the device to activate the changes.
5.
After reboot of device, enter the HDD Information interface.
Menu > HDD > General
6.
Select HDD from the list and click the
icon to enter the Local HDD Settings interface.
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Figure 10.11 Local HDD Settings Interface
7.
Select the Group number for the current HDD.
Note: The default group No. for each HDD is 1.
8.
Click the OK button to confirm the settings.
Figure 10.12 Confirm HDD Group Settings
9.
In the pop-up Attention box, click the Yes button to finish the settings.
10.3.2 Setting HDD Property
Purpose:
The HDD property can be set to redundancy, read-only or read/write (R/W). Before setting the HDD property,
please set the storage mode to Group (refer to step1-4 of Chapter 10.3.1 Setting HDD Groups).
A HDD can be set to read-only to prevent important recorded files from being overwritten when the HDD becomes
full in overwrite recording mode.
When the HDD property is set to redundancy, the video can be recorded both onto the redundancy HDD and the
R/W HDD simultaneously so as to ensure high security and reliability of video data.
Steps:
1.
Enter the HDD Information interface.
Menu > HDD > General
2.
Select HDD from the list and click the
icon to enter the Local HDD Settings interface.
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Figure 10.13 Set HDD Property
3.
Set the HDD property to R/W, Read-only or Redundancy.
4.
Click the OK button to save the settings and exit the interface.
5.
In the HDD Information menu, the HDD property will be displayed in the list.
Note: At least 2 disks (HDD or network disk) must be installed or connected on your device when you want to set
a HDD to Redundancy, and there is one HDD with R/W property.
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10.4 Configuring Quota Mode
Purpose
Each camera can be configured with allocated quota for the storage of recorded files.
Steps
1.
Enter the Storage Mode interface.
2.
Set the Mode to Quota.
Menu > HDD > Advanced
Note: The device must be rebooted to enable the changes to take effect.
Figure 10.14 Storage Mode Settings Interface
3.
Enter the storage capacity in the text field of Max. Record Capacity (GB).
Figure 10.15 Configure Record Quota
4.
You can copy the quota settings of the current camera to other cameras if required. Click the Copy button
to enter the Copy Camera menu, as shown below.
Figure 10. 16 Copy Settings to Other Camera(s)
5.
Select the camera (s) to be configured with the same quota settings. You can also click the checkbox of
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Analog to select all cameras.
6.
Click the OK button to finish the Copy settings and back to the Storage Mode interface.
7.
Click the Apply button to apply the settings.
Note: If the quota capacity is set to 0, then all cameras will use the total capacity of HDD for recording.
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10.5 Checking HDD Status
Purpose:
You may check the status of the installed HDDs on device so as to take immediate check and maintenance in case
of HDD failure.
Checking HDD Status in HDD Information Interface
Steps:
1.
Enter the HDD Information interface.
Menu > HDD>General
2.
Check the status of each HDD which is displayed on the list.
Figure 10.17 View HDD Status (1)
Note: If the status of HDD is Normal or Sleeping, it works normally. If the status is Uninitialized or Abnormal,
please initialize the HDD before use. And if the HDD initialization is failed, please replace it with a new one.
Checking HDD Status in HDD Information Interface
Steps:
1.
Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2.
Click the HDD tab to view the status of HDD displayed on the list.
Figure 10.18 View HDD Status (2)
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10.6 Checking S.M.A.R.T. Information
Purpose:
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system for HDD to detect
and report on various indicators of reliability in the hopes of anticipating failures.
Steps:
1.
Enter the S.M.A.R.T. Settings interface.
Menu > HDD >HDD Detect >S.M.A.R.T. Settings
2.
Select the HDD to view its S.M.A.R.T. information list.
Note: If you want to use the HDD even when the S.M.A.R.T. checking is failed, you can check the
checkbox before the Continue to use this disk when self-evaluation is failed item.
3.
Three self-tests of S.M.A.R.T are provided, including Short Test, Expanded Test and Conveyance Test.
You can select a self-test type and click
to start self-test.
Figure 10.19 S.M.A.R.T. Settings Interface
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10.7 Detecting Bad Sector
Purpose:
The bad sectors of a HDD may cause the system to slow down when reading or writing data. You can detect the
bad sectors of the HDD and thus to take immediate measures to repair it.
Steps:
1. Enter the Bad Sector Detection interface.
Menu>HDD>HDD Detect>Bad Sector Detection
Figure 10.20 Bad Sector Detection
2. Select a HDD and click Detect to start detecting.
Figure 10.21 Bad Sector Detecting
3. You can click Pause to pause the detection and click Resume to resume the detection.
4. If there is any error information about the HDD, you can click Error info to view the information.
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10.8 Configuring HDD Error Alarms
Purpose:
You can configure the HDD error alarms when the HDD status is Uninitialized or Abnormal.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Exception interface.
Menu > Configuration > Exceptions
2.
Select the Exception Type to HDD Error from the dropdown list.
3.
Click the checkbox(s) below to select the HDD error alarm type (s).
Note: The alarm type can be selected to: Audio Warning, Notify Surveillance Center, and Send Email. Please
refer to Chapter 8.5 Setting Alarm Response Actions.
Figure 10.22 Configure HDD Error Alarm
4.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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11.1 Configuring OSD Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the OSD (On-screen Display) settings for the camera, including date /time, camera name, etc.
Steps:
1. Enter the OSD Configuration interface.
Menu > Camera > OSD
2. Select the camera to configure OSD settings.
3. Edit the Camera Name in the text field.
4. Configure the Display Name, Display Date and Display Week by clicking the checkbox.
5. Select the Date Format, Time Format and Display Mode.
Figure 11.1 OSD Configuration Interface
6. You can use the mouse to click and drag the text frame on the preview window to adjust the OSD position.
7. Copy Camera Settings
1)
If you want to copy the OSD settings of the current camera to other cameras, click the Copy button to
enter the Copy Camera interface, as shown in Figure 11.2.
Figure 11.2 Copy Settings to Other Cameras
2)
Select the camera (s) to be configured with the same OSD settings. You can also click the checkbox of
Analog to select all cameras.
3)
Click the OK button to finish the Copy settings and back to the OSD Configuration interface.
8. Click the Apply button to apply the settings.
Note: You can also click the Restore to restore the current OSD settings to the default parameters.
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11.2 Configuring Privacy Mask
Purpose:
You are allowed to configure the four-sided privacy mask zones that cannot be viewed by the operator.
Steps:
1. Enter the Privacy Mask Settings interface.
Menu > Camera > Privacy Mask
2. Select the camera to set privacy mask.
3. Click the checkbox of Enable Privacy Mask to enable this feature.
Figure 11.3 Privacy Mask Settings Interface
4. Use the mouse to draw a zone on the window. The zones will be marked with different frame colors.
Note: Up to 4 privacy mask zones can be configured, and the size of each area can be adjusted.
5. The configured privacy mask zones on the window can be cleared by clicking the corresponding Clear
Zone1-4 icons on the right side of the window, or click Clear All to clear all zones.
Figure 11.4 Set Privacy Mask Area
6. You can click the Copy button to copy the privacy mask settings of the current camera to other cameras.
Please refer to step 7 of Chapter 11.1 Configuring OSD Settings.
7. Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Note: You can also click the Restore to restore the current OSD settings to the default parameters.
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11.3 Configuring Video Parameters
Steps:
1. Enter the Image Settings interface.
Menu > Camera > Image
2. Select the camera to set image parameters.
3. Set the period of a day for configuring independent image parameters so as to satisfy different light
conditions, e.g., daylight and night time. Two periods can be configured. When you have configured Period 1,
the Period 2 is remained as the Other Time.
Figure 11.5 Image Settings Interface
4. Select the mode from the drop-down menu according to different light conditions.
Four modes are selectable:
 Standard: in general lighting conditions (default).
 Indoor: the image is relatively smoother.
 Dim Light: the image is smoother than the other three modes.
 Outdoor: the image is relatively clearer and sharper. The degree of contrast and saturation is high.
5. Adjust the image parameters including the brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness and denoising level
by moving the sliding bar or increasing/decreasing the value.
Note: When you select different mode, corresponding default parameters are available. You can also adjust
the value of the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue to 0~ 255, the sharpness to 0~ 15 and the denoising
level to 0~ 5.
6. You can click the Copy button to copy the image settings of the current camera to other cameras. Please
refer to step 7 of Chapter 11.1 Configuring OSD Settings.
7. On the Image Settings interface, click the Apply button to save the settings.
Note: you can click the Restore button to restore the current image settings to default parameters.
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12.1 Viewing System Information
12.1.1 Viewing Device Information
Steps:
1. Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2. Click the Device Info tab to enter the Device Information menu to view the device name, model, serial No. ,
firmware version and encoding version.
Figure 12.1 Device Information Interface
12.1.2 Viewing Camera Information
Steps:
1.
Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2.
Click the Camera tab to enter the Camera Information menu to view the status of each camera.
Figure 12.2 Camera Information Interface
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12.1.3 Viewing Record Information
Steps:
1. Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2. Click the Record tab to enter the Record Information menu to view the recording status and encoding
parameters of each camera.
Figure 12.3 Record Information Interface
12.1.4 Viewing Alarm Information
Note: This function is available for AR503 series DVR only.
Steps:
1. Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2. Click the Alarm tab to enter the Alarm Information interface to view the alarm information.
Figure 12.4 Alarm Information Interface
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12.1.5 Viewing Network Information
Steps:
1. Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2. Click the Network tab to enter the Network Information menu to view the network information.
Figure 12.5 Network Information Interface
12.1.6 Viewing HDD Information
Steps:
1. Enter the System Information interface.
Menu > Maintenance > System Info
2. Click the HDD tab to enter the HDD Information menu to view the HDD status, free space, property, etc.
Figure 12.6 HDD Information Interface
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12.2 Searching & Exporting Log Files
Purpose:
The operation, alarm, exception and information of the device can be stored in log files, which can be viewed and
exported at any time.
Steps:
1. Enter the Log Search interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Log Search
Figure 12.7 Log Search Interface
2. Set the log search conditions to refine your search, including the Start Time, End Time, Major Type and
Minor Type.
3. Click the Search button to start searching log files.
4. The matched log files will be displayed on the list shown below.
Note: Up to 2000 log files can be displayed each time.
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Figure 12.8 Log Search Results
5. You can click the
click the
button of each log or double click it to view its detailed information. And you can also
button to view the related video files if available.
Figure 12.9 Log Details
6. If you want to export the log files, click the Export button to enter the Export menu.
You can also export all the log files stored in the HDD.
(1)
Enter the Log Export interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Log Information>Log Export
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Figure 12.10 Log Export Interface
(2)
Check
checkbox to select the HDD and click Export to enter the export interface.
Figure 12.11 Export Log Files
7. Select the backup device from the dropdown list of Device Name.
8. Click the Export to export the log files to the selected backup device.
You can click the New Folder button to create new folder in the backup device, or click the Format button
to format the backup device before log export.
Notes:
1) Please connect the backup device to device before operating log export.
2) The log files exported to the backup device are named by exporting time, e.g.,
20110514124841logBack.txt.
12.3 Importing/Exporting Configuration Files
Purpose:
The configuration files of the device can be exported to local device for backup; and the configuration files of one
device can be imported to multiple device devices if they are to be configured with the same parameters.
Steps:
1. Enter the Import/Export Configuration File interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Import/Export
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Figure 12.12 Import/Export Config File
2. Click the Export button to export configuration files to the selected local backup device.
3. To import a configuration file, select the file from the selected backup device and click the Import button.
After the import process is completed, you must reboot the device.
Note: After having finished the import of configuration files, the device will reboot automatically.
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12.4 Upgrading System
Purpose:
The firmware on your device can be upgraded by local backup device or remote FTP server.
12.4.1 Upgrading by Local Backup Device
Steps:
1. Connect your device with a local backup device where the update firmware file is located.
2. Enter the Upgrade interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Upgrade
3. Click the Local Upgrade tab to enter the local upgrade menu.
Figure 12.13 Local Upgrade Interface
4. Select the update file from the backup device.
5. Click the Upgrade button to start upgrading.
6. After the upgrading is complete, reboot the device to activate the new firmware.
12.4.2 Upgrading by FTP
Before you start:
Ensure the network connection of the PC (running FTP server) and the device is valid and correct. Run the FTP
server on the PC and copy the firmware into the corresponding directory of your PC.
Note: Refer to the user manual of the FTP server to set the FTP server on your PC and put the firmware file into
the directory as required.
Steps:
1. Enter the Upgrade interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Upgrade
2. Click the FTP tab to enter the local upgrade interface.
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Figure 12.14 FTP Upgrade Interface
3. Enter the FTP Server Address in the text field.
4. Click the Upgrade button to start upgrading.
5. After the upgrading is complete, reboot the device to activate the new firmware.
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12.5 Restoring Default Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the Default interface.
Menu > Maintenance > Default
Figure 12.15 Restore Factory Default
2.
Click the OK button to restore the default settings.
Note: Except the network parameters (including IP address, subnet mask, gateway, MTU and server port), all other
parameters of the device will be restored to factory default settings.
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13.1 Configuring General Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the BNC output standard, VGA/HDMI output resolution, mouse pointer speed, etc.
Steps:
1.
Enter the General Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > General
2.
Select the General tab.
Figure 13.1 General Settings Interface
3.
Configure the following settings:
• Language: The default language used is English.
• CVBS Output Standard: Select the CVBS output standard to NTSC or PAL, which must be the
same with the video input standard.
• Resolution: Select the VGA/HDMI output resolution, which must be the same with the resolution
of the monitor screen.
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4.
Time Zone: Select the time zone.
Date Format: Set the date format.
System Date: Select the system date.
System Time: Set the system time.
Mouse Pointer Speed: Set the speed of mouse pointer; 4 levels are configurable.
Enable Wizard: Enable/disable the Wizard when the device starts up.
Enable ID Authentication: Enable/disable the use of the login password.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
13.2 Configuring RS-232 Serial Port
Note: The RS-232 serial port is provided by AR503 models only.
Purpose:
The RS-232 port can be used in two ways:
• Parameters Configuration: Connect a PC to the device through the PC serial port. Device parameters can be
configured by using software such as HyperTerminal. The serial port parameters must be the same as the device’s
when connecting with the PC serial port.
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• Transparent Channel: Connect a serial device directly to the device. The serial device will be controlled remotely
by the PC through the network.
Steps:
1. Enter the RS-232 Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > RS-232
Figure 13.2 RS-232 Settings Interface
2. Configure RS-232 parameters, including baud rate, data bit, stop bit, parity, flow control and usage.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
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13.3 Configuring DST Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the General Settings interface.
Menu >Configuration>General
2.
Choose DST Settings tab.
Figure 13.3 DST Settings Interface
You can check the checkbox before the Auto DST Adjustment item.
Or you can manually check the Enable DST checkbox, and then set the date of the DST period.
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13.4 Configuring More Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the General Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > General
2.
Click the More Settings tab to enter the More Settings interface.
Figure 13.4 More Settings Interface
3.
Configure the following settings:
• Device Name: Edit the name of device.
• Device No.: Edit the serial number of device. The Device No. can be set in the range of 1~255, and
the default No. is 255.
• CVBS Output Brightness: Adjust the video output brightness.
• Operation Timeout: Set timeout time for menu inactivity. E.g., when the timeout time is set to 5
Minutes, the system will exit from the current operation menu to live view screen after 5 minutes
of menu inactivity.
• Menu Output Mode: Select the menu output mode to Auto, HDMI/VGA or Main CVBS.
Notes:
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When you select Auto, the device can automatically detect the HDMI/VGA output as the main
output and the CVBS output as the auxiliary output when it starts up.
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After you have changed the output mode, you should restart the device to activate the new
settings.
• Main CVBS Scaling: Enable/disable video output scaling for main CVBS video output.
4.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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13.5 Managing User Accounts
Purpose:
There is a default account in the device: Administrator. The Administrator user name is admin and the password is
12345. The Administrator has the permission to add and delete user and configure user parameters.
13.5.1 Adding a User
Steps:
1.
Enter the User Management interface.
Menu > Configuration > User
Figure 13.5 User Management Interface
2.
Click the Add button to enter the Add User interface.
Figure 13.6 Add User Menu
3.
Enter the information for new user, including User Name, Password, Level and User’s MAC Address.
Level: Set the user level to Operator or Guest. Different user levels have different operating permission.
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• Operator: The Operator user level has permission of Local Log Search in Local Configuration,
Remote Log Search and Two-way Audio in Remote Configuration and all operating permission in
Camera Configuration.
• Guest: The Guest user has permission of Local Log Search in Local Configuration, Remote Log
Search in Remote Configuration and only has the local/remote playback in the Camera Configuration.
User’s MAC Address: The MAC address of the remote PC which logs onto the device. If it is configured
and enabled, it only allows the remote user with this MAC address to access the device.
4.
Click the OK button to save the settings and go back to the User Management interface. The added new
user will be displayed on the list, as shown in Figure 13.6.
Figure 13.7 Added User Listed in User Management Interface
5.
Select the user from the list and then click the
button to enter the Permission settings interface.
Figure 13.8 User Permission Settings Interface
6.
Set the operating permission of Local Configuration, Remote Configuration and Camera Configuration for
the user.
Local Configuration
• Local Log Search: Searching and viewing logs and system information of device.
• Local Parameters Settings: Configuring parameters, restoring factory default parameters and
importing/exporting configuration files.
• Local Advanced Operation: Operating HDD management (initializing HDD, setting HDD
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property), upgrading system firmware, clearing I/O alarm output.
• Local Shutdown /Reboot: Shutting down or rebooting the device.
Remote Configuration
• Remote Log Search: Remotely viewing logs that are saved on the device.
• Remote Parameters Settings: Remotely configuring parameters, restoring factory default
parameters and importing/exporting configuration files.
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Remote Serial Port Control: Configuring settings for RS-485 ports.
Remote Video Output Control: Sending remote control panel signal.
Two-Way Audio: Realizing two-way radio between the remote client and the device.
Remote Alarm Control: Remotely arming (notify alarm and exception message to the remote
client) and controlling the alarm output.
• Remote Advanced Operation: Remotely operating HDD management (initializing HDD, setting
HDD property), upgrading system firmware, clearing I/O alarm output.
• Remote Shutdown/Reboot: Remotely shutting down or rebooting the device.
Camera Configuration
• Remote Live View: Remotely viewing live video of the selected camera (s).
• Local Manual Operation: Locally starting/stopping manual recording, picture capturing and
alarm output of the selected camera (s).
• Remote Manual Operation: Remotely starting/stopping manual recording, picture capturing and
alarm output of the selected camera (s).
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Local Playback: Locally playing back recorded files of the selected camera (s).
Remote Playback: Remotely playing back recorded files of the selected camera (s).
Local PTZ Control: Locally controlling PTZ movement of the selected camera (s).
Remote PTZ Control: Remotely controlling PTZ movement of the selected camera (s).
Local Video Export: Locally exporting recorded files of the selected camera (s).
Note: You should select the camera (s) on the Camera Configuration interface for the operation
permission configured.
7.
Click the OK button to save the settings and exit interface.
Note: Only the admin user account has the permission of restoring factory default parameters.
13.5.2 Deleting a User
Steps:
1.
Enter the User Management interface.
Menu > Configuration > User
2.
Select the user to be deleted from the list.
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Figure 13.9 Delete a User
3.
Click the
icon to delete the selected user.
13.5.3 Editing a User
Steps:
1.
Enter the User Management interface.
Menu > Configuration > User
2.
Select the user to be edited from the list.
Figure 13.10 Edit a User
3.
Click the
icon to enter the Edit User interface.
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Figure 13.11 Edit User Interface
4.
Edit the user information, including user name, password, level and MAC address.
5.
Click the OK button to save the settings and exit the menu.
13.5.4 Changing Password of Admin
Purpose:
The password of the admin user account can be changed in the User Management menu.
Steps:
1.
Enter the User Management interface.
Menu > Configuration > User
Figure 13.12 Change Password
2.
Select the admin user and click
to change the password.
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Figure 13.13 Change Password
3.
Enter the old password, check
checkbox, enter new password and confirm password on the menu.
4.
Click OK to save the settings and exit the menu.
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Glossary
• Dual Stream: Dual stream is a technology used to record high resolution video locally while transmitting
a lower resolution stream over the network. The two streams are generated by the device, with the main
stream having a maximum resolution of 4CIF and the sub-stream having a maximum resolution of CIF.
• DVR: Acronym for Digital Video Recorder. A DVR is device that is able to accept video signals from
analog cameras, compress the signal and store it on its hard drives.
• HDD: Acronym for Hard Disk Drive. A storage medium which stores digitally encoded data on platters
with magnetic surfaces.
• DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network application protocol used by devices
(DHCP clients) to obtain configuration information for operation in an Internet Protocol network.
• HTTP: Acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol to transfer hypertext request and information
between servers and browsers over a network
• PPPoE: PPPoE, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, is a network protocol for encapsulating
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) frames inside Ethernet frames. It is used mainly with ADSL services where
individual users connect to the ADSL transceiver (modem) over Ethernet and in plain Metro Ethernet
networks.
• DDNS: Dynamic DNS is a method, protocol, or network service that provides the capability for a
networked device, such as a router or computer system using the Internet Protocol Suite, to notify a
domain name server to change, in real time (ad-hoc) the active DNS configuration of its configured
hostnames, addresses or other information stored in DNS.
• Hybrid DVR: A hybrid DVR is a combination of a DVR and NVR.
• NTP: Acronym for Network Time Protocol. A protocol designed to synchronize the clocks of computers
over a network.
• NTSC: Acronym for National Television System Committee. NTSC is an analog television standard used
in such countries as the United States and Japan. Each frame of an NTSC signal contains 525 scan lines at
60Hz.
• NVR: Acronym for Network Video Recorder. An NVR can be a PC-based or embedded system used for
centralized management and storage for IP cameras, IP Domes and other DVRs.
• PAL: Acronym for Phase Alternating Line. PAL is also another video standard used in broadcast
televisions systems in large parts of the world. PAL signal contains 625 scan lines at 50Hz.
• PTZ: Acronym for Pan, Tilt, Zoom. PTZ cameras are motor driven systems that allow the camera to pan
left and right, tilt up and down and zoom in and out.
• USB: Acronym for Universal Serial Bus. USB is a plug-and-play serial bus standard to interface devices to
a host computer.
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FAQ
• Why does my device make a beeping sound after booting?
The possible reasons for the warning beep on the device are as follows:
a)
There is no HDD installed in the device.
b)
The HDD is not initialized.
c)
HDD error
To cancel the beeping sound and use the device without HDD, enter the Exception Settings interface. For detailed
information, see Chapter Handling Exception.
• Why does the device seem unresponsive when operating with the IR remote control?
Please read through the section Using the IR Remote Control, and check:
a) The batteries are installed correctly in the remote, making sure that the polarities of the batteries are not
reversed.
b) The batteries are fresh and are not out of power.
c) The remote has not been tampered with.
d) There are no fluorescent lamps in use nearby.
• Why does the PTZ seem unresponsive?
If the PTZ seem unresponsive, please check:
a) The RS-485 cable is properly connected.
b) The dome decoder type is correct.
c) The dome decoder speed configuration is correct.
d) The dome decoder address bit configuration is correct.
e) That the main board RS-485 interface is not broken.
• Why is there no video recorded after setting the motion detection?
If there are no recorded video after setting the motion detection, please check:
a) The recording schedule is setup correctly by following the steps listed in Configuring Record.
b) The motion detection area is configured correctly (See Configuring Motion Detection).
c) The channels are being triggered for motion detection (See Configuring Motion Detection).
• Why doesn’t the device detect my USB export device for exporting recorded files?
There’s a chance that the device and your USB device is not compatible. Please refer to our company’s website to
view a list of compatible devices.
• My device is in Live View mode and the menu does not show up. It does not respond to the mouse or the
IR remote control.
Your device may be in auxiliary mode. This occurs when the Main/Spot on front panel or VOIP button on IR
remote control is pressed. To return to the previous mode of operation, press the Main/Spot or VOIP button again
and then press Enter button on the IR remote control.
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