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Everfocus VANGUARD 4x2 Owner Manual
VANGUARD 16x8 / 8x4 / 4x2
16CH / 8CH / 4CH Hybrid DVR
User’s Manual
VANGUARD 16x8
VANGUARD 8x4
VANGUARD 4x2
Copyright © EverFocus Electronics Corp.
Release Date: April, 2018
EVERFOCUS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
VANGUARD 16x8 / 8x4 / 4x2
16CH / 8CH / 4CH Hybrid DVR
User’s Manual
 1995-2018 EverFocus Electronics Corp.
www.everfocus.com.tw
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is subject to change without notice.
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Safety Precautions
 Refer all work related to the installation of this product to qualified service personnel or
system installers.
 Do not block the ventilation openings or slots on the cover.
 Do not drop metallic parts through slots. This could permanently damage the appliance.
Turn the power off immediately and contact qualified service personnel for service.
 Do not attempt to disassemble the appliance. To prevent electric shock, do not remove
screws or covers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Contact qualified service
personnel for maintenance. Handle the appliance with care. Do not strike or shake, as this
may damage the appliance.
 Do not expose the appliance to water or moisture, nor try to operate it in wet areas. Do
take immediate action if the appliance becomes wet. Turn the power off and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel. Moisture may damage the appliance and also may cause
electric shock.
 Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the appliance body. Use a dry cloth
to clean the appliance when it is dirty. When the dirt is hard to remove, use a mild
detergent and wipe gently.
 Do not overload outlets and extension cords as this may result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
 Do not operate the appliance beyond its specified temperature, humidity or power source
ratings. Do not use the appliance in an extreme environment where high temperature or
high humidity exists. Use the DVR at temperatures within -10°C~55°C / 14°F~131°F
(Storage). The input power source is 12VDC, 5A.

Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated.

Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

Heed Warnings
All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
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
Follow Instructions
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners, abrasive or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may
cause hazards.

Water and Moisture
Do not use this unit near water-for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, in an unprotected outdoor
installation, or any area which is classified as a wet location.

Servicing
Do not attempt to service this unit by yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.

Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, playing particular attention to cords and plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this unit through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the unit.

RTC (Real Time Clock) Battery
When encounter failure of time calibration of your DVR, the issue may be caused by
running-out of RTC battery. Users will have to change the RTC battery on the main board
of the DVR.
ATTENTION! This is a class A product which may cause radio interference in a domestic
environment; in this case, the user may be urged to take adequate measures.
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Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the users’ authority to operate this equipment.
This Product is RoHS compliant.
WEEE
Your EverFocus product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and
components which can be recycled and reused. This symbol means that electrical and
electronic equipment, at their end-of-life, should be disposed of separately from your
household waste. Please, dispose of this equipment at your local community waste
collection/recycling centre. In the European Union there are separate collection systems
for used electrical and electronic product.
Please, help us to conserve the environment we live in!
The information in this manual was current upon publication. The manufacturer reserves the right to
revise and improve his products. Therefore, all specifications are subject to change without prior
notice. Manufacturer is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors.
Please read this manual carefully before installing and using this unit. Be sure to keep it handy for
later reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
2.
Introduction................................................................................................................... 1
1.1
Features .......................................................................................................................... 2
1.2
Dimensions...................................................................................................................... 2
1.3
Packing List ...................................................................................................................... 2
1.4
Front Panel ...................................................................................................................... 3
1.5
Rear Panel ....................................................................................................................... 3
1.6
eZ. Controller Function Description ................................................................................ 5
Connection and Installation............................................................................................ 7
2.1
Basic Connection ............................................................................................................. 7
2.1.1 Terminal Block............................................................................................................. 8
2.2
3.
Accessing the Web Interface .......................................................................................... 9
Getting Started ............................................................................................................ 12
3.1
Turning On / Off the Power .......................................................................................... 12
3.2
Restart the DVR ............................................................................................................. 13
3.3
Startup Wizard .............................................................................................................. 14
3.4
Live View Window......................................................................................................... 19
3.5
Live Channel Tool Bar.................................................................................................... 20
3.5.1 Digital Zoom .............................................................................................................. 21
3.5.2 PTZ Control................................................................................................................ 22
4.
OSD Root Menu ........................................................................................................... 24
4.1
Main Menu.................................................................................................................... 26
4.1.1 Settings...................................................................................................................... 26
4.1.1.1 Display ....................................................................................................................... 26
4.1.1.1.1 IP Channels......................................................................................................... 26
4.1.1.1.2 Analog Channels ................................................................................................ 30
4.1.1.1.3 Analog Setting .................................................................................................... 31
4.1.1.1.4 Output ................................................................................................................ 32
4.1.1.1.5 Privacy Mask ...................................................................................................... 34
4.1.1.2 Record ....................................................................................................................... 35
4.1.1.2.1 Record ................................................................................................................ 35
4.1.1.2.2 Record Schedule ................................................................................................ 36
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4.1.1.2.3 Main Stream....................................................................................................... 37
4.1.1.2.4 Sub Stream ......................................................................................................... 38
4.1.1.3 Snapshot ................................................................................................................... 39
4.1.1.3.1 Snapshot ............................................................................................................ 39
4.1.1.3.2 Snapshot Schedule ............................................................................................. 40
4.1.1.4 Network .................................................................................................................... 41
4.1.1.4.1 Network ............................................................................................................. 41
4.1.1.4.2 Email................................................................................................................... 42
4.1.1.4.3 Email Schedule ................................................................................................... 43
4.1.1.4.4 DDNS .................................................................................................................. 44
4.1.1.4.5 RTSP ................................................................................................................... 48
4.1.1.4.6 FTP...................................................................................................................... 49
4.1.1.5 Alarm ......................................................................................................................... 50
4.1.1.5.1 Motion ............................................................................................................... 50
4.1.1.5.2 Alarm .................................................................................................................. 52
4.1.1.5.3 PTZ Linkage ........................................................................................................ 54
4.1.2 Record Search ........................................................................................................... 55
4.1.2.1 General...................................................................................................................... 55
4.1.2.1.1 General Playback ............................................................................................... 56
4.1.2.1.2 Event / Snapshot Playback ................................................................................. 59
4.1.2.1.3 Sub-Periods Playback ......................................................................................... 60
4.1.2.2 Events ........................................................................................................................ 61
4.1.2.2.1 Backup ................................................................................................................ 62
4.1.2.3 Snapshot ................................................................................................................... 64
4.1.3 Device ........................................................................................................................ 66
4.1.3.1 HDD ........................................................................................................................... 66
4.1.3.1.1 HDD .................................................................................................................... 66
4.1.3.1.2 Disk Group.......................................................................................................... 68
4.1.3.1.3 S.M.A.R.T. ........................................................................................................... 69
4.1.3.2 PTZ............................................................................................................................. 70
4.1.3.3 Cloud ......................................................................................................................... 71
4.1.4 System ....................................................................................................................... 72
4.1.4.1 General...................................................................................................................... 72
4.1.4.1.1 General............................................................................................................... 72
4.1.4.1.2 DST ..................................................................................................................... 73
4.1.4.1.3 NTP ..................................................................................................................... 74
4.1.4.2 Users ......................................................................................................................... 75
4.1.4.3 Info ............................................................................................................................ 77
4.1.4.3.1 Info ..................................................................................................................... 77
4.1.4.3.2 Channel Info ....................................................................................................... 82
4.1.4.3.3 Record Info ......................................................................................................... 82
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4.1.4.4 Log ............................................................................................................................. 83
4.1.5 Advanced .................................................................................................................. 84
4.1.5.1 Maintain .................................................................................................................... 84
4.1.5.2 Events ........................................................................................................................ 85
4.1.6 Shutdown .................................................................................................................. 86
4.2
5.
Lock/Unlock Screen....................................................................................................... 86
Remote Access to the DVR ........................................................................................... 87
5.1
Accessing the DVR on the Network .............................................................................. 87
5.2
Remote Live View Window ........................................................................................... 90
5.2.1 Camera List................................................................................................................ 91
5.2.2 Live View Function Icons ........................................................................................... 92
5.2.3 PTZ Setting Panel ...................................................................................................... 94
5.2.4 Color Panel ................................................................................................................ 96
5.3
Playback ........................................................................................................................ 97
5.3.1 Download ................................................................................................................ 100
5.4
Settings........................................................................................................................ 101
5.4.1 Display ..................................................................................................................... 101
5.4.1.1 IP Channels .............................................................................................................. 101
5.4.1.2 Analog Channels...................................................................................................... 103
5.4.1.3 Analog Setting ......................................................................................................... 104
5.4.1.4 Privacy Mask ........................................................................................................... 105
5.4.2 Record ..................................................................................................................... 106
5.4.2.1 Record Settings ....................................................................................................... 106
5.4.2.2 Record Schedule ..................................................................................................... 107
5.4.2.3 Main Stream............................................................................................................ 108
5.4.2.4 Sub Stream .............................................................................................................. 110
5.4.3 Snapshot ................................................................................................................. 112
5.4.3.1 Snapshot ................................................................................................................. 112
5.4.3.2 Snapshot Schedule .................................................................................................. 113
5.4.4 Network .................................................................................................................. 114
5.4.4.1 Network .................................................................................................................. 114
5.4.4.2 Email........................................................................................................................ 115
5.4.4.2.1 Email Schedule ................................................................................................. 116
5.4.4.3 DDNS ....................................................................................................................... 117
5.4.4.4 RTSP ........................................................................................................................ 121
5.4.4.5 FTP........................................................................................................................... 122
5.4.5 Alarm ....................................................................................................................... 123
5.4.5.1 Motion .................................................................................................................... 123
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5.4.5.2 Alarm ....................................................................................................................... 125
5.4.6 Storage / PTZ ........................................................................................................... 127
5.4.6.1 HDD ......................................................................................................................... 127
5.4.6.2 PTZ........................................................................................................................... 128
5.4.6.3 Cloud Storage .......................................................................................................... 129
5.4.7 System ..................................................................................................................... 130
5.4.7.1 General.................................................................................................................... 130
5.4.7.2 User Privilege .......................................................................................................... 132
5.4.7.3 Info .......................................................................................................................... 134
5.4.7.4 Channel Info ............................................................................................................ 139
5.4.7.5 Record Info .............................................................................................................. 139
5.4.8 Advanced ................................................................................................................ 140
5.4.8.1 Firmware Upgrade .................................................................................................. 140
5.4.8.2 Load Default ............................................................................................................ 140
5.4.8.3 Event Settings ......................................................................................................... 141
5.4.8.4 System Maintenance .............................................................................................. 142
5.5
6.
Local Settings .............................................................................................................. 143
Specification .............................................................................................................. 144
1.1.1 .................................................................................................................................... 144
7.
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 146
8.
Usage Maintenance ................................................................................................... 148
Appendix A: IR Remote Control ......................................................................................... 149
Appendix B: Recording Backup through EF-Reader ............................................................. 150
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Chapter
1
1. Introduction
EverFocus’ VANGUARD series DVRs are hybrid DVRs supporting AHD/TVI/SD cameras and IP
cameras. Operating on a Linux-based system, the DVRs are able to install 2 SATA HDDs with up to
12TB storage capacity. An eSATA port is also provided for connecting to an external eSATA storage
device.
VANGUARD series DVRs support multi-channel playback at multiple speed options and easy data
search by event, snapshot or sub-periods. Users may enable and perform the specified functions
through the local OSD menu or Web interface. Furthermore, you can use Mobile Application to
remotely view camera streams from DVR through your handheld devices; or use VANGUARD CMS
video management system for remote management.
EverFocus’ VANGUARD series DVRs are the best choice for a complete surveillance solution. It is
versatile, flexible and well catered to the needs of the industry.
The image below uses VANGUARD 8x4 as example.
eSATA HDD
Expansion
Spot Monitor
(CVBS)
TVI/AHD/SD
Camera
Line Level
Audio Input
Main Monitor
(VGA)
Alarm In / Out
and RS-485
Network
Line Level
Audio Out
Main Monitor
(HDMI)
Power Supply
Mouse / USB Storage
IP Cameras
Web Remote Client
VANGUARD CMS
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1.1 Features
 Supports hybrid mode (AHD/TVI/SD cameras and IP cameras)
 Megapixel resolution over standard coaxial / UTP cable
 Supports H.264 compression format
 Supports cloud storage with Dropbox (Snapshot)
 Supports ONVIF 2.0 Conformant IP cameras
 Control methods: Mouse / IR remote controller
 Remote configuration from built-in web interface
 Ethernet interface for remote network viewing and control
 Integrates with VANGUARD CMS
 Supports multi-language
 Supports mobile App: VANGUARD App
 eZ Controller function: Control camera OSD settings directly from DVR end (please refer to
1.6 eZ.Controller Function Description for more details)
1.2 Dimensions
1.3 Packing List

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

DVR x 1
Power Cord + Adaptor x 1
Mouse x 1
HDD Screw x 8




Audio Cable (CH5-16) x 1 (only for VANGUARD 16x8)
Quick Installation Guide x 1
CD x 1 (see Note 3)
IR Remote Control (with 2 AAA batteries) x 1 (see Note 4)
Note:
1. Equipment configurations and supplied accessories vary by country. Please consult your
local EverFocus office or agents for more information. Please also keep the shipping carton
for possible future use.
2. Contact the shipper if any items appear to have been damaged in the shipping process.
3. The CD contains the IP Utility software, User Manual and Quick Installation Guide.
4. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
a. Use only two AAA dry cell batteries.
b. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire as it may explode.
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1.4 Front Panel
VANGUARD 16x8 / VANGUARD 8x4 / VANGUARD 4x2
1
2
3
No. Name
Description
1
LED Indicator
Power: When power is on, the LED will continue lighting in green.
HDD: When power is on, the LED will continue lighting in red. When
HDD is reading/writing data, the LED will flashes red.
2
IR Receiver
Receiver for signals from the IR remote control. Please refer to
Appendix A. IR Remote Control.
3
USB2.0 Port
USB2.0 port for connecting to a mouse or an external storage device.
1.5 Rear Panel
VANGUARD 16x8
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2
4
3
6
5
7
2
8
9
10
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1
3
4
5
2
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VANGUARD 4x2
3
7
6
8
4
2
1
8
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5
3
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6
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12
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No.
Name
Description
1
e-SATA
Connects to an external e-SATA storage device.
2
Audio Input
Connects to audio input devices, such as microphones. Note that the
microphones with a (built-in) amplifier and external power supply are
required.
3
CVBS Port
Connects to a spot monitor using a BNC cable.
4
Video Input
Connects the AHD/TVI/SD cameras to the Video Input.
5
VGA Port
Connects to a monitor using a VGA cable.
6
Terminal Block
The Terminal Block provides alarm inputs, alarm output and RS-485
connection (see 2.2.1 Terminal Block).
7
Audio Output
Connects to an audio output device, such as speakers. Note that the
speakers with a (built-in) amplifier and external power supply are
required.
8
HDMI Port
Connects to a monitor using a HDMI cable.
9
LAN
Connects to the Network.
10
USB2.0 Port
The USB2.0 port for connecting to a mouse or external storage device.
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Power Port
Connects to a 12VDC power source.
12
Power Switch
Press to turn on or off the power.
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1.6 eZ. Controller Function Description
eZ.Controller: Easily control eZ.HD camera’s OSD at the DVR end.
Traditionally, the CCTV installer needs to take a portable monitor to connect to the camera for
controlling the camera OSD at the camera installation site as the Diagram A below. It will take
extra effort, time and people to adjust the camera.
Now, EverFocus’ eZ.Controller allows users to control the camera OSD simply on the monitor
at the DVR end as illustrated in Diagram B.
A
B
Traditional Way to Control Camera OSD
Control Camera OSD at Camera End
DVR End
Use eZ.Controller to Control Camera OSD
Camera OSD Control Directly at DVR End
Camera End
DVR End
Camera End
How to Control eZ.HD Camera’s OSD at the DVR End?
1. Select a camera and then select UTC1 (eZ.HD Camera) or UTC2 (EverFocus PTZ camera)
from the Protocol drop-down list.
2. On the Live View, click the PTZ icon of the channel to bring up the PTZ Control window.
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3. Click the Menu icon
displayed.
on the PTZ Control window, the camera OSD menu will be
4. You can use the Up / Down / Left / Right buttons to select among the OSD menu items
and use Iris + as the Enter button to enter the setup menu.
Note: For some sub-menu, such as motion detection setup menu, you can click the Menu
icon
to change between the Position and Size settings of the selected motion area.
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2
Chapter
2. Connection and Installation
2.1 Basic Connection
The instructions below describe the basic connection to the DVR.
The image below uses VANGUARD 8x4 as example.
Monitor (HDMI / VGA)
TVI/AHD/SD Camera
2
3.5" HDD
1
Line Level Audio Input
3
4
5
6
7
Network
Line Level Audio Out
Web Remote Client
IP Cameras
8
Power Supply
Mouse
VANGUARD CMS
1. To record videos, install 3.5” HDD(s) to the DVR. Please refer to 2.1 Hard Disk Installation.
2. To connect to the TVI/AHD/SD cameras, connect the cameras to the BNC ports.
3. Connect microphones to the audio input ports to transmit audio from the camera to the DVR.
Note that the microphones with a (built-in) amplifier and external power supply are required.
4. To view videos at local site, connect a monitor to the HDMI or VGA port using the HDMI or
VGA cable supplied by the monitor manufacturer.
5. To listen to the audio from device side, connect speakers to the audio output. Note that the
speakers with a (built-in) amplifier and external power supply are required.
6. Use a standard RJ-45 CAT5 Ethernet cable to connect the DVR to the network and then
optionally connect IP cameras to the DVR.
7. Optionally connect a mouse to the DVR to control the system. You can also control the
system using the supplied IR Remote Control (Appendix A. IR Remote Control).
8. Use the supplied Power Cord and Adaptor to connect the DVR to the power outlet.
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2.1.1
Terminal Block
VANGUARD 16x8 provides 16 alarm inputs, 1 alarm output and 1 RS-485.
VANGUARD 8x4 provides 8 alarm inputs, 1 alarm output and 1 RS-485.
VANGUARD 4x2 provides 4 alarm inputs, 1 alarm output and 1 RS-485.
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2.2
Accessing the Web Interface
You can look up the IP address and access the Web interface of the DVR using the IP Utility (IPU)
program, which is included in the software CD. The IP Utility can also be downloaded from
EverFocus’ Website: http://www.everfocus.com.tw/product/ip-utility/
Please connect the DVR on the same LAN of your computer.
1.
Save IP Utility Setup .exe
in your computer. Double click the .exe file and follow the
on‐screen instructions to install the IP Utility.
2.
Click the Finish button, the IP Utility will be automatically launched to search the IP devices
connected on the same LAN.
3.
To access the Live View window, double click the IP address of the desired device, the login
window pops up. Type the user ID and password to log in. By default, the user ID is admin
and the password is 11111111
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Note for the first time login:
When the Plug-in blocked appears on the browser, click Allow… and then click Allow
and Remember. Reload the webpage and you should see the remote live view page
now.
If you encounter the following problem or still can’t access the remote Web interface, please
follow the instructions below:
 If the ActiveX is not downloaded successfully, please check if your browser’s safety level or
firewall setting is set too high. Enable the following options on the Security Settings
window (IE Browser < Tools < Internet Options < Security < Internet < Custom Level).
 Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
 Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
 If your PC or laptop is running with Windows, it’s required to run the browser as
administrator when first entering the remote web page of the device. Go to C:\Program
Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, right-click the browser and then click Run as administrator.
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 If you are unable to backup or record during remote operation, you may need to turn off
the firewall and turn User Account Control off.
To turn User Account Control off, on the computer, click Start > Control Panel > System
and Security > Action Center (click Change User Account Control Settings), the User
Account Control Settings window appears. Adjust the slide bar to Never Notify and then
click OK. Restart your computer if requested.
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Chapter
3
3. Getting Started
After pressing the power switch to turn on the DVR, the DVR will enter the System Initialization
process. When the process is done, the Login window will display. Input the Device ID / User Name
and Password. Click the Login button to login.
By default, the User Name is admin and Password is 11111111
After clicking the Login button, the Startup Wizard will be displayed to guide you through the basic
settings for the DVR. Click the Next button to proceed or Cancel to cancel the startup wizard.
Please refer to 3.1 Startup Wizard for more details.
3.1 Turning On / Off the Power
Before powering on the DVR, please make sure the internal HDD have been installed properly.
Once you have completed the basic cable connections, you are ready to turn on the DVR. Simply
plug in the power source and then press the Power Switch on the rear panel of the DVR to turn
on the DVR. The POWER LED will light up if power is normal. Once the system has finished
loading, you can start setting up the menu options for the DVR.
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To turn off the power, right-click on the Live View window to bring up the OSD Root Menu and
then click Shutdown, the below Shutdown widow appears. Input the User Name, Password and
then click the Shutdown button to shutdown the DVR.
After clicking the Shutdown button, the below Warning window appears. Users can now press
the Power Switch on the rear panel of the DVR to turn off the power.
3.2 Restart the DVR
To restart the DVR, right-click on the Live View window to bring up the OSD Root Menu and then
click Shutdown, the below Shutdown widow appears. Input the User Name, Password and then
click the Reboot button to restart the DVR.
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3.3 Startup Wizard
The Startup Wizard will guide you through some basic settings for the DVR. Please follow the onscreen instructions to proceed.
1. Click the Next button to start with the Startup Wizard.
Note: You can check “Do not show this window next time” if you do not want to run the
Startup Wizard to make any settings when you restart the DVR next time.
2. Change the password for security purpose. Input a new password and then click Next to
proceed.
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3. For the first time use HDD or a new HDD, users have to format the HDD before use. Click to
select the HDD in the Select column and then click Format HDD to format the selected HDD.
You can also setup to overwrite the HDD. Click Next to proceed.
Note:
1. Please connect the HDDs to the system in advance.
2. Clicking the Format HDD button will effectively erase the entire data in the HDD! If you
do not want to format the HDD, click the Next button to proceed.
4. Configure the network settings. Select PPPoE, DHCP or Static IP and setup the settings. Click
Next to proceed.
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5. Configure the Email Settings (refer to 4.1.1.3.3 Email for more details). Click Next to proceed.
6. This page is only available if the hybrid mode (HVR) is selected (refer to Step 8 below). You can
add IP cameras on this page (please refer to 4.1.1.1.1. IP Channels for more details). Click Next
to proceed.
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7. Configure the recording schedule. Click Next to proceed.
8. Configure the general system settings. On the Mode drop-down list, select DVR if you only
want to connect FHD cameras to the DVR, or select HVR (hybrid mode) if you want to connect
both IP cameras and FHD cameras to the DVR. Click Save to save the settings.
9. Click OK to complete the Startup Wizard.
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10. After clicking the OK button, the system will enter the Live View window (refer to 3.2 Live
View Window). Now you can start using the DVR.
Note:
1. If no HDD has been connected to the system, a warning message will pop-up. Click X to
close the warning message. If you want to perform the recording function, you will have
to connect the HDDs to the system.
2. If multiple HDDs have been connected to the system, the system will automatically
detect the connected HDDs when system starts up. The status of the connected HDDs
will be display in the Disk Warning window. Take the below image for example, HDD1 has
not been formatted; HDD2 is running normally (in recording state).
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3.4 Live View Window
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1
6
2
2
3
7
4
8
No
.
Name
Description
1
Record Icon
If the HDDs have been connected to the system, the system will
automatically start recording all the connected camera channels, and
the Record Icon will be displayed. If you want to configure the record
settings, please refer to 4.1.1.2 Record for more details.
2
Layout Page
Icon
Click the Previous / Next icon to turn to the previous / next layout
pages. For example, for 16CH device, if you select 9-Division, click the
next layout page icon (on the right side) will display the next 9-division
layout with channel 10-16.
3
Live Channel
Tool Bar
Left click any channel can display its Live Channel Tool Bar to perform
functions including manual record, quick playback, digital zoom, PTZ
and etc. Please refer to 3.3 Live Channel Tool Bar for more details.
No HDD Icon
If there is no HDD connected to the system, there will be a No HDD
icon displayed on the bottom of the window. Note that if you want to
perform the recording function, HDD(s) are required to be connected
to the system.
Live Channel
Double click on a channel can display the channel in full screen. To exit
the full screen mode, double click on the channel again. In full screen
mode, you can left-click to bring up the Live Channel Tool Bar. Please
refer to 3.3 Live Channel Tool Bar for more details.
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5
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6
7
8
Drag Channel
You can drag and drop a channel to the desired position on the layout.
Click on a channel, a Drag Channel icon will display. Drag and drop the
channel to the desired position on the layout.
Quick Add
This Icon is only available for IP camera channels. For channels without
adding IP camera, a “No Camera” message will be displayed on the
channel. Right-click on the channel, a Quick Add icon will be displayed.
Click on the Quick Add icon will bring up the Quick Add window. You
can add an IP camera to this channel. Please refer to Quick Add
Window in 4.1.1.1.1 IP Channels for more details.
OSD Root Menu
You can right click your mouse or move your mouse over the bottom of
the screen to bring up the OSD Root Menu. Please refer to 4. OSD Root
Menu for more details.
3.5 Live Channel Tool Bar
You can left click any channel on the Live View Window to bring up its Live Channel Tool Bar.
1
No
.
2
3
4
5
6
7
Name
Description
Manual
Snapshot
Click to take a snapshot of the channel. Before using this function, you
have to enable the Manual Snapshot function in advance (OSD Main
Menu > Settings > Snapshot).
2
Stream Switch
This icon is only available for IP cameras. Click to switch between HD
and SD stream to be displayed on the live view channel. To adjust the
HD (main stream), SD (sub stream) configurations, please refer to
4.1.1.2.3 Main Stream and 4.1.1.2.4 Sub Stream.
3
Start/Stop
Manual Record
4
Quick Playback
5
Zoom
6
Image Settings
Click to bring up the Image Setting window. You can adjust the Hue (for
FHD camera only), Sharpness (for IP camera only), Brightness, Contrast
and Saturation for each channel individually.
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PTZ
Click to bring up the PTZ Control window. Please refer to 3.5.2 PTZ
Control for more details.
1
Click the button to start manual recording
. Click the button again
to stop manual recording
.
Click to start the Quick Playback function. Click X to exit the Quick
Playback mode.
Click to start the digital zoom function. Please refer to 3.5.1 Digital
Zoom for more details.
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3.5.1
Digital Zoom
You can use the Digital Zoom function to have a close-up view on the desired locations of a
live channel.
Live full screen channel
Preview Window
Navigation Box
To perform the digital zoom function:
1. On the Live View window, left-click on a channel to display its Live Channel Tool Bar and
then click the Zoom icon, the channel will be displayed in full screen with a Preview
Window on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
2. Scroll the mouse upward/downward to zoom in/out, a Navigation Box will be displayed on
the Preview Window.
3. Drag the Navigation Box and drop it to the position where you want to have a close-up
view.
4. To exit the Digital Zoom mode, right-click the mouse.
5. To return to the Live View window, double click on the Live full screen channel.
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3.5.2
PTZ Control
You can control the connected PTZ camera using the PTZ Control window. On the Live View
window, select a PTZ camera by clicking on the channel, the selected channel will be
highlighted with a red frame. Left click on the channel to display its Live Channel Tool Bar and
then click the PTZ icon to bring up the PTZ Control window. You can use your mouse to drag
the PTZ Control window and drop it to the desired position on the screen.
Channel Drop-Down List: Click to select a channel of PTZ camera you want to control.
Start Tour
: Click to start the Tour function. Click again to stop the Tour function. Note
that for this function to work, users have to set up preset points in advance.
OSD Menu
: This button only appears when UTC1 or UTC2 is selected from the Protocol
drop-down list on the PTZ setup page. This button is designed for UTC function, which allows
users to operate analog camera’s OSD menu directly through DVR. Please refer to 1.6
eZ.Controller Function Description for more details.
Speed: Slide the bar to the left or right to adjust the control speed.
Direction Buttons: Click the direction buttons to force the PTZ camera to turn to the direction.
Auto Pan
: Click to start the Auto Pan function. Click again to stop the Auto Pan function.
Zoom: Click + or – to zoom in or zoom out.
Focus: Click + or – to focus near or focus far.
Iris: Click + or – to adjust the Iris.
Show Preset Window
: Click to display or hide the Preset window. You can set up Preset
Points or perform the go to preset function on this window.
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To set up Preset Points:
1. Select a preset number (1-255) by clicking on the No. input box.
2. Set up a dwell time for this preset number.
3. Use the direction buttons or Zoom/Focus/Iris buttons to search for the location for this
preset number.
4. Click the Set button to save this preset point and then jump to the next preset number for
configuration. Follow Step 2-3 to set up multiple preset points.
5. After setting up the preset points, click the Save button to save the settings.
6. To clear the setup preset points, select a preset number and then click Clear.
To perform the Tour function:
1. Set up the preset points in advance. Please refer to the steps of “To set up Preset Points”
above.
2. Click the Start Tour button
.
3. To stop the Tour function, click the Stop Tour button.
To perform the Go to Preset Point function:
1. Set up the preset points in advance. Please refer to the steps of “To set up Preset Points”
above.
2. Select a preset number (1-255) by clicking on the No. input box.
3. Click the Go button.
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Chapter
4
4. OSD Root Menu
To bring up the OSD Root Menu, right-click your mouse or move your mouse over the bottom of
the screen, the OSD Root Menu will be displayed.
The images in this content are using VANGUARD 8x4 with HVR mode (hybrid) as examples. For
DVR mode, some of the OSD may look slightly different, such as the layout options and stream
switch function.
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1
No
.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Name
Description
Main Menu
Click to enter the Main setup page. Please refer to 4.1 Main Menu for
more details.
2
Manually Lock
Screen
Click to lock or unlock the system interface. Please refer to 4.2
Lock/Unlock Screen for more details.
3
Layout Division
Click to display a layout view.
4
More Layouts
Click to select a desired layout to display.
5
Stream Switch
This function is only available for IP cameras (HVR hybrid mode). Click
to select Main Stream or Sub Stream for live view display.
6
Preview Policy
This function is only available for IP cameras (HVR hybrid mode). Click
to select a live view quality. The options include Realtime, Balanced
and Smooth.
7
Start/Stop
Sequence
Click the button to start displaying the sequence mode. Click again to
stop the sequence mode. To configure the sequence settings, please
refer to 4.1.1.1.4 Output.
8
Volume
Click to adjust the volume.
9
Playback
Click to enter the playback page. Please refer to 4.1.2 Record Search for
more details.
10
Info
Click to display the system info.
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4.1 Main Menu
You can configure most of the system settings on the Main Menu.
4.1.1
Settings
On the Settings page, you can configure the Display, Record, Snapshot, Network and Alarm
settings.
4.1.1.1 Display
On this page, you can configure IP/Analog Channels, Output and Privacy Mask.
4.1.1.1.1 IP Channels
This page will only appear when HVR hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System <
General). You can add IP cameras manually or automatically using this page.
Camera Search: Click to search for the IP cameras connected on the same LAN.
Delete Channel: Select the desired IP cameras and then click this button to delete the
selected IP cameras.
Auto Add All: Click to automatically search the IP cameras on the same LAN. The IP cameras
will be automatically added to the DVR.
Custom Adding: Click to add IP cameras through RTSP protocol to the DVR. Please refer to
Custom Adding in the following content for more details.
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You can also click the following icons to perform the functions:
Delete: Click
to delete the IP camera.
Add: Click
to bring up the Quick Add window to add an IP camera. Please refer to Quick
Add window below for more details.
Edit: Click
Modify: Click
to edit IP camera profile.
to modify IP camera settings.
Click Cancel to cancel and leave the page.

Quick Add Window
After clicking the Add button
, the Quick Add window appears.
To quickly add an IP camera to this channel:
1. Click the Search button to search for the IP cameras on the same LAN. Note that the IP
cameras that have been added to the DVR will not be displayed.
2. Select an IP camera from the list by clicking on it, the selected IP camera will be
highlighted with a blue background and its IP address will be automatically displayed in
the right-side field.
3. Input the User Name and Password of the IP camera. Configure the Alias, Position and
Protocol if necessary.
4. Click the Add button, the IP camera will be added to the channel.
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
Custom Adding
After clicking the Custom Adding button, the Custom Adding window appears. The
Custom Adding window can be divided into three sections:
Section 1: Displays the searched IP cameras on the same LAN.
The system will automatically search the IP cameras on the same LAN and lists the IP
cameras that have not been added to the system here.
Section 2: Configure the info of the IP camera selected in Section 1.
Click an IP camera on the Section 1 list, the clicked IP camera will be highlighted with a
blue background and its IP address will be displayed in the IP Address/Domain input box
automatically. You can further input the information of the IP camera in this section.
Section 3: Displays the IP cameras already added to the system.
The IP cameras that have been added to the system will be listed here. You can check
the box to select the IP cameras and then click the Delete Channel button to delete the
selected IP cameras.
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2
3
Note: The Protocol drop-down list in Section 2 includes three protocols: Private, ONVIF
and Custom. Depends on the IP cameras, users can add the IP cameras through
Private, ONVIF or RTSP (Custom 1-16) protocol. To configure multiple RTSP protocol to
Custom 1-16, click the Manage Protocol button to bring up the Manage Protocol
window. Please refer to Manage Protocol in the following content for more details.
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Manage Protocol: Click to bring up the Manage Protocol window. You can configure
Custom 1-16 RTSP streaming protocol on this page.
 Custom Protocol: Select a custom RTSP protocol profile from the drop-down list to
be configured. Up to 16 profiles can be configured.
 Protocol Name: Input a name for this RTSP protocol profile.
 Stream Type: Indicates Main Stream and Sub Stream are supported. You can
separately configure the Main Stream and Sub Stream settings below.
 Enable Sub Stream: Check the Sub Stream checkbox if you want to enable sub
stream for this RTSP protocol.
 Type: Select RTSP.
 Port: Keep 554 as the RTSP port.
 RTSP URL: Input the RTSP URL syntax in the box. For example:
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ip[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ip01/0
* IP Address: The IP address of the DVR
* A: Channel number. 01 (ch1), 02 (ch2), and so on
* B: Stream Type: 0 (main stream), 1 (sub stream)
Search: Click to search the IP cameras on the same LAN. The searched IP cameras will
be displayed on the Section 1 list. Note that the IP cameras that have been added to the
DVR will not be displayed on this list.
Add: Click to add the single selected IP camera to the system. Select an IP camera from
the Section 1 list by clicking on it, the selected IP camera will be highlighted with a blue
background and its info will be displayed on Section 2. You can edit the IP camera info
in Section 2. Click the Add button, the IP camera will be added to the system. You can
see this IP camera listed on Section 3 list.
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Add Selected: Click to add the multiple selected IP cameras to the system. Select the
desired IP cameras from the Section 1 list by checking the checkboxes and then click the
Add Selected button, the IP cameras will be added to the system. You can see the IP
cameras listed on Section 3 list.
Delete Channel: Click to delete the IP cameras from the system. Select the IP cameras
by checking the checkboxes from the list in Section 3 and then click the Delete Channel
button. The selected IP cameras will be deleted from the system.
Cancel: Click to cancel and leave the page.
4.1.1.1.2 Analog Channels
You can enable or disable the connected analog cameras on this page. Please ensure the
analog cameras have been connected to the real panel of the DVR.
To enable the analog cameras, check the channel checkboxes; to disable the analog cameras
(disable streaming), uncheck the checkboxes. Click the Save button to save the settings.
Click Save to save the settings or Cancel to cancel and leave the page.
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4.1.1.1.3 Analog Setting
You can configure camera OSD or image settings of analog cameras on this page.
Channel: Select a analog channel from the drop-down list.
Channel Name: Input a name for the camera.
Show Name: Select Enable if you want to display camera name on the live stream.
Record Time: Select Enable if you want to record time on recording video streams.
OSD Position: Click to set up the OSD position freely.
Image: Click to adjust image configurations including Hue, Brightness, Contrast and
Saturation.
Signal Type: Configure the signal type (such as TVI or AHD) of the connected camera.
Covert: Select to covert the camera stream on the live view. The channel will be black-out on
the Live Window, however, the system will still record the streams.
Show Time: Select Enable if you want to display system time on the live stream.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.1.4 Output
You can configure the Main monitor and Call monitor settings on this page.
Main Monitor Setting
Video Output: Select Live Output (Main Monitor) and then configure the below Main
Monitor settings.
Sequence Layout: Select a layout for the sequence mode. For example, if you select Layout4,
the DVR will display a quad view layout for all channels in sequence order. To start the
sequence mode, on the Live View screen, click the Start Sequence icon on the OSD Root
menu. Click the button again to stop sequence mode.
Sequence Dwell Time: Select a sequence dwell time in second. By default, 5 seconds is set
up.
Output Resolution: Select a live resolution to be displayed on the output monitor.
Transparency: Slide the bar to the left or right to adjust the transparency for the OSD menu.
Monitor Auto Scan: Check the box to enable the Monitor Auto Scan function. The system
will apply the resolution best suit the connected monitor.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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Call Monitor Setting
Video Output: Select CVBS/Call Monitor Output and then configure the below Call Monitor
settings.
CVBS Output: Select Enable to enable the Call Monitor function.
Sequence Mode: Select Enable to enable the Sequence Mode on Call Monitor. Select
Disable to disable the Sequence Mode on Call Monitor.
View Mode: This function will only be displayed when Disable is selected in the Sequence
Mode field, you can configure the view mode for the Call Monitor. Select a layout from the
drop-down list and then click Layout Settings to assign channels to the layout.
Sequence Layout: If Sequence Mode is enabled, you can further setup Sequence Layout.
Select a layout for the sequence mode. For example, if you select Layout4, the DVR will
display a quad view layout for all channels in sequence order. You can also click Sequence
Settings to assign channels to the layout.
Sequence Dwell Time: If Sequence Mode is enabled, you can further setup Sequence Dwell
Time. Select a sequence dwell time in second. By default, 5 seconds is set up.
Full Screen Trigger: Select Enable to enable Full Screen of the triggered channel.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.1.5 Privacy Mask
This function is only available for analog cameras. The Privacy Mask can block out sensitive
areas from view. This feature is useful when users don’t want the sensitive information
visible. Up to four Privacy Masks can be configured.
To configure privacy masks:
1. Select a channel from the Channel drop-down list.
2. Select Enable from the Mask Area drop-down list to enable the function.
3. Select the number of masks to be configured. Up to 4 masks are available.
4. Click the Setup button to adjust the masks size and position. After setting up the size and
position, right click the mouse to return to the Privacy Mask page.
5. Click Save to save the settings.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.2 Record
You can configure the record settings on this page.
4.1.1.2.1 Record
You can configure the basic record settings on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the record setting individually.
Enable Channel: Select Enable to enable the record function.
Record Stream: Select Main Stream or Sub Stream to record on this channel.
Pre-Record: Select Enable to enable pre-recording for motion detection or I/O trigger record.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.2.2 Record Schedule
You can configure the record schedule on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the record schedule setting individually.
Normal: Click the Normal button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color,
which will be applied with normal recording function.
Motion: Click the Motion button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color,
which will be applied with motion recording function.
Alarm: Click the Alarm button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with red color, which
will be applied with alarm recording function.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.2.3 Main Stream
This function is only available for analog cameras. You can configure the main stream record,
resolution and etc. for individual channel.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
Smart FPS Rec.: Check the box to record the Motion and I/O alarm recordings with the max
FPS and Bitrate.
Audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.2.4 Sub Stream
This function is only available for analog cameras. You can configure the sub stream record,
resolution and etc. for individual channel.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
Audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.3 Snapshot
4.1.1.3.1 Snapshot
You can enable the Auto Snapshot or Manual Snapshot functions on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Auto Snapshot: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the function. Note for this
function to work, you have to configure Snapshot Schedule in advance (refer to 4.1.1.3.2
Snapshot Schedule).
Record Stream: Select Main Stream or Sub Stream.
Normal Interval: Configure an interval to automatically take a snapshot.
Alarm Interval: Configure an interval to automatically take a snapshot when events occur.
Manual Snapshot: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the function. To perform
the Manual Snapshot function, click the Manual Snapshot icon on the Live Channel Tool Bar
(refer to 3.5 Live Channel Tool Bar).
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.3.2 Snapshot Schedule
You can configure the snapshot schedule on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the snapshot schedule setting individually.
Normal: Click the Normal button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color,
which will be applied with normal snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag
on the green blocks to select again.
Motion: Click the Motion button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color,
which will be applied with motion snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag
on the yellow blocks to select again.
Alarm: Click the Alarm button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with red color, which
will be applied with alarm snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag on the
red blocks to select again.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.4 Network
4.1.1.4.1 Network
You can configure the network settings on this page.
PPPoE: This is a DSL-connection application. The ISP will ask the user to input a username
and password. Contact your ISP for these details.
Note: If PPPoE is selected as the IP type, the supplied IP Utility program will not be able to
detect the device.
DHCP: DHCP server in LAN will automatically assign an IP configuration for the network
connection. This setting lets the system use an automatically assigned (dynamic) IP address.
This address can change under certain circumstances, for instance, when the DVR’s network
switch/hub has to be rebooted.
Static IP: Users can manually set up a Static IP address for the DVR. This type of address is
stable and cannot change, but users have to make sure there are no IP address conflicts with
other network-connected devices.
Client Port: Keep 9000 port. Change only when necessary.
HTTP Port: Keep 80 port. Change only when necessary.
UPnP: If you want to enable the UPnP function, click Enable from the drop-down list.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.4.2 Email
You can configure the email settings for email alerts on this page.
Email: Select Enable to enable the Email function.
Encryption: Select Enable if you want to enable the Encryption function.
SMTP Port: Assign the port number used by the SMTP server.
SMTP Server: Assign the SMTP (Email) server’s name. Note that for more reliable email
service, use the server’s IP address.
User Name: Input the user name of the sender.
Password: Input the password of the sender.
Sender: Input the Email address of the sender (the DVR).
Receiver1-3: Input the Email address of the receiver. You can input 3 receiver email
addresses.
Interval: Configure an interval to send Emails when events occur.
Test Email: Click to test whether the Email function is working normally.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.4.3 Email Schedule
You can configure the email schedule on this page. The selected event Email alerts will be
sent out by the scheduled time. For example, if you set up Motion on Sunday between 68am, the Motion Email alerts will only be sent out between 6-8am on Sunday.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the email schedule individually.
Motion: Click the Motion button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color,
which will be applied with motion email alert function.
Alarm: Click the Alarm button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color,
which will be applied with alarm email alert function.
Exception (HDD full, HDD error or Video Loss): Click the Exception button and then move
your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks
to draw the blocks with red color, which will be applied with exception email alert function.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.4.4 DDNS
You can configure the DDNS setting on this page. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) is a
service used to map a domain name to the dynamic IP address of a network device. You can
set up the DDNS service for remote access to the DVR.
DDNS assigns a domain name (URL) to the DVR, so that the user does not need to go through
the trouble of checking if the IP address assigned by DHCP Server has changed. Once the IP is
changed, the DVR will automatically update the information to the DDNS to ensure it is
always available for remote access.
Note that before enabling the following DDNS function, user should have applied for a host
name from the DDNS service provider’s website. We highly recommend that you use
xxxx.everfocusddns.net for the simplicity of setting up your DVR. Please refer to EverFocus
DDNS on the next page.
DDNS: Select Enable from the DDNS drop-down list to enable DDNS function.
Server: Select a DDNS service provider from the drop-down list.
Doman: Input the domain name obtained from the DDNS service provider. Note that before
enabling the following DDNS function, user should have applied for a host name from the
DDS service provider’s website.
User: Input the user name of the DDNS account.
Password: Input the password of the DDNS account.
Test DDNS: Click the button to test whether the DDNS function is working normally.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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EverFocus DDNS
Please follow the steps below to set up EverFocus DDNS.
1. In order to allow remote access to the DVR from outside of the local network, enable
either the Port Forwarding or DMZ function of your router. Please refer to the manual of
your router for more details.
2. Go to http://www.everfocusddns.net to check an available host name for the DVR. Note
that the host name of the DVR cannot include a space, underline or any special
characters particularly _~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + < > " ; : . ,
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3. Register the host name on the DDNS setup page for the DVR.
a. Select Enable from the DDNS drop-down list to enable the DDNS function.
b. Select EVERFOCUS DDNS from the Server drop-down list.
c. Input the host name in the DVR Name field.
d. Click the Save button.
4. Configure the DVR Network settings, keep HTTP port “80” and then click the Save button.

If Static IP is selected: Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and the
DNS Server 1. Please consult with your ISP service provider for the information of
subnet mask, default gateway and the DNS Server 1.

If DHCP is selected: The IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and the DNS
Server 1 will be assigned automatically by DHCP server.
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
If PPPoE is selected: Enter the User Name (e.g. xxxx@hinet.net) and Password
provided by your ISP service provider.
5. The DDNS setup is now complete. Open a browser and enter the domain name
(http://[host name].everfocusddns.net) in the address field. The Web interface of the
DVR should be displayed.
For example, if you’ve obtained the host name “jjkktest” from EverFocus DDNS server,
enter http://jjkktest.everfocusddns.net in the address field of the browser.
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4.1.1.4.5 RTSP
You can configure the RTSP setting on this page.
RTSP Enable: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the RTSP function.
Verify: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the verify function.
RTSP Port: Keep 554 as RTSP port.
RTSP URL Syntax:
Camera Type
Syntax
Example
IP Cameras
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ip[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ip05/1
FHD Cameras
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ch[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ch01/0
* IP Address: The IP address of the DVR
* A: Channel number. 01 (ch1), 02 (ch2), and so on.
* B: Stream Type: 0 (main stream), 1 (sub stream)
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.4.6 FTP
You can configure the FTP server setting on this page. When there is a Motion or I/O event
occurs, the system will send an instant snapshot image to the FTP. For system alarm such as
HDD lost and Video loss, the system will send alarm log to the FTP as well.
FTP Enable: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the function.
Server IP: Input the FTP server IP.
Port: Keep the port 21.
User Name: Input the user name of the FTP server.
Password: Input the password of the FTP server.
Directory Name: Input the directory of the FTP server.
Test FTP: Click to test the FTP server connection.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.5 Alarm
You can configure the motion and alarm settings on this page.
4.1.1.5.1 Motion
You can configure the Motion setting on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the motion detection function.
Enable: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the function.
Buzzer: Select a buzzer sound duration from the drop-down list. If you want to disable the
buzzer, select Disable from the drop-down list.
Sensitivity: Select a sensitivity value from the drop-down list. The higher the value, the
higher the sensitivity.
Area: Click to set up the motion detection area. Drag a rectangle with your mouse. The
selected areas will be highlighted in red and are applied with the motion detection function.
To exit the Area Setup page, right-click the mouse.
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Post Recording: Select a post recording time when motion events occur.
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output time (duration) when motion events occur. When a
motion object is detected, the alarm will last based on the alarm output time.
Alarm Out: Check the box to enable the alarm output.
Show Message: Check the box to enable the function. When an event occurs, an event
message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Check the box to enable the function. When an event occurs, the DVR will send
an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to work, you have to set up the
Email function in advance (refer to 4.1.1.3.2 Email).
Full Screen: Check the box to enable the function. When an event occurs, the corresponding
channel with the event will be switched to full screen on the live screen.
Record Channel: Check the box to enable the motion event recording function. When an
event occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded. Note that the IP Channels will only
appear when HVR hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System < General).
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.1.5.2 Alarm
You can configure the Alarm setting on this page.
Alarm In: Select an alarm input from the drop-down list.
Alarm Type: Select an alarm type. N.O or N.C. If you want to disable the alarm, select Off.
Alarm Output: Set up an alarm output time (duration) when an alarm is triggered.
Buzzer: Set up the time for DVR buzzer to sound when an alarm is triggered.
Post Recording: Select a post recording time when an alarm is triggered.
Alarm Out: Check the box to enable the alarm output.
Show Message: Check the box to enable the function. When an alarm is triggered, an alarm
message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Check the box to enable the function. When alarm is triggered, the DVR will
send an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to work, you have to set up
the Email function in advance (refer to 4.1.1.3.2 Email).
Full Screen: Check the box to enable the function. When alarm is triggered, the
corresponding channel with the alarm will be switched to full screen on the live screen.
Record Channel: Check the box to enable the alarm event recording function. When an
alarm event occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded. Note that the IP Channels will
only appear when HVR hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System < General).
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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The alarm types and descriptions are listed as below:
Alarm Type
Functions and Descriptions
Video Loss
When DVR fails to receive video signals due to some problems (camera
damage, cable dropout or damage, power failure), the alarm will appear.
Motion
Detection
When camera detects moving objects, alarm will be triggered. Sensitivity is
subject to the actual application environment test. Sensitivity is adjusted
according to the sensitivity of moving object detection and parameters are
modified by combining the area setting.
I/O Status
Communicate with alarm device through I/O port. Alarm signals sent by IR
sensor or other devices will be transformed to the system recognized signal
and activate relevant channel to record or control the device output.
HDD Status
Alarm will appear when HDD does not work due to damage, power failure,
HDD auto-overwrite off and insufficient space.
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4.1.1.5.3 PTZ Linkage
You can associate an alarm trigger (motion or I/O) with a specific camera and then activate a
PTZ camera to go to a preset position when the alarm is triggered.
Channel: Select a channel to be associated with the alarm.
Switch: Enable or disable the function.
Alarm Type: Select the desired alarm(s).
PTZ: Associates the PTZ camera with preset points. Please set up the preset points of your
PTZ (analog or IP) cameras in advance. After setting up the preset points, the preset number
will be listed on the drop-down list. To activate the function, check the PTZ checkbox first. If
the PTZ camera is assigned to CH2, select CH2 from the channel dropdown list and then
select a desired preset point. When an even is triggered, the configured PTZ camera will turn
to the preset point.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.2
Record Search
You can search and then play back the recordings or search the event logs on this page.
4.1.2.1 General
You can search and then play back the recordings on this page.
Channel: Select the desired channel(s) you want to search for playback.
Type: Select the desired event types from the drop-down list.
Search: After selecting the channel/event type and date, click the Search button to search
for the recordings.
Calendar: Select the month and year and click a date on the calendar. The date marked with
an orange triangle indicates there are recordings on the date.
Playback Channels: Select the desired channels for playback. The channel(s) marked with an
orange triangle indicates there are recordings on the channel(s). Note that the IP Channels
will only appear when HVR hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System < General).
Start Time: Select a start time.
End Time: Select an end time.
Play: Click the Play button to enter the playback mode and start playing back. Please refer to
4.1.2.1.1 General Playback for more details.
Click Cancel to cancel and leave the page.
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4.1.2.1.1 General Playback
On the Record Search < General page, click the Play button to enter the playback mode.
Playback Mode
After clicking the Play button to enter the Playback Mode, the system will start playing back
automatically. The playback type includes General, Events, Snapshot and Sub-periods.
Please refer to the content below for more details. To exit playback mode, click the X button
on the upper right corner of the screen.
For VANGUARD 16x8, up to 16 multi-channel playback is supported; for VANGIARD 8x4, up
to 8 multi-channel playback is supported; for VANGIARD 4x2, up to 4 multi-channel playback
is supported.
The layout divisions will be automatically assigned by the system according to the channels
you select. For example, if 1 channel is selected, the system will automatically assign singledivision; if 2~4 channels are selected, 4-division will be assigned; if 5~9 channels are selected,
9-division will be assigned; if 10~16 channels are selected, 16-division will be assigned.
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You can use the playback control bar to operate the below functions:
1
2 3 4
5 6
7 8 9 10
11
12
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No. Name
Description
1
Pin
Click to pin or unpin the left-side panel and playback control bar.
Rewind
Click to start rewind. You can adjust the speed by continuously
clicking on the button. The speed will be displayed on the upperright corner of the screen.
3
Slow Play
Click to start slow playback. You can adjust the speed by
continuously clicking on the button. The speed will be displayed on
the upper-right corner of the screen.
4
Play
Click to start playing back.
5
Pause
Click to pause playing back.
6
Stop
Click to stop playing back.
Fast Forward
Click to start playing fast forward. You can adjust the speed by
continuously clicking on the button. The speed will be displayed on
the upper-right corner of the screen.
2
7
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8
Zoom
Select a channel by clicking on the channel on the screen. The
selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame. Click the
Zoom button, the selected channel will be switch to single view.
Click to draw a rectangle area on the channel where you want to
zoom in using your mouse, a preview PIP window appears on the
lower-right screen. You can drag the navigation window in the PIP
window to navigate the stream view.
To exit the zoom mode, click the zoom button again.
Select a channel by clicking on the channel on the screen. The
selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame. Click the
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Copy
scissor button
, the button will change to a save button
,
and the red time period icons appear on the time bar. Drag the
time period icons to the left or right to adjust the time period and
then click the save button to start backing up. For more details on
Backup, please refer to 4.1.2.2.1 Backup.
To exit the copy mode, click the scissor button again.
10
Volume
Click to enable/disable volume sound. You can also adjust the
volume bar.
11
Time Indicator
Indicates the current playback time.
12
Time Bar
You can use your mouse to drag the time bar to the left or right to
search the desired time for playing back. Double click on the time
bar at a certain time will start playing back from the clicked time.
The colors on the time bar represent different recording types.
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Time Span
You can click to select a time span.
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The colors indicate the recording types.
Yellow: Motion recordings.
Time Bar Color
Green: Normal recordings.
Indicator
Blue: I/O recordings.
Red: Alarm recordings.
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4.1.2.1.2 Event / Snapshot Playback
You can search for events or snapshots for playing back.
Playback Type: Events / Snapshot
The orange triangle mark indicates
there are recordings on the date.
Select a playback type.
Events: Select the desired time,
channel and event types and then
play back.
Snapshot: Select the desired
time, channel and event types
and then play back.
If Events is selected from the
Playback Type drop-down list,
after searching for the desired
event recordings, click this button
to back up the recordings.
The ways for events and snapshot playback are similar. Here we use Events Playback for
example:
1. Select Events from the Playback Type drop-down list.
2. Set up a time range to search for the events. Select the channels to be searched and
select the desired event type (or All).
3. Click the Search button
, the searched events will be listed.
4. To play back an event, simply click an event on the list. The system will automatically
play back the event.
5. If you want to backup event recordings (.avi format), check the checkboxes on the
desired events and then click the Download button
, a Copy Type window will
display. Click Save to backup the selected recordings to the USB storage device (please
ensure an USB device has been connected to the DVR). You can then use any AVIsupported player to play back the recordings.
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4.1.2.1.3 Sub-Periods Playback
This function allows you to divide a recording into several segments with equal time-length;
and then play back the segments simultaneously.
For example, for a 60-minute recording, if you select 4 split-screen, the recording will be
divided into 4 segments with 15-minute in length each. If you select 6 split-screen, the
recording will be divided into 6 segments with 10-minute in length each.
VANGUARD 16x8 supports up to 16 split-screens; VANGIARD 8x4 supports up to 8 splitscreens; VANGIARD 4x2 supports up to 4 split-screens.
Playback Type: Sub-periods
The orange triangle mark indicates
there are recordings on the date.
Select a playback type.
Sub-periods: Select a desired
channel and split-screens and
then play back.
1. Select Sub-periods from the Playback Type drop-down list.
2. Select a split number from the Split-screens drop-down list.
3. Select a channel for Sub-periods playback by checking the checkbox of the channel. The
system will automatically start playing back the divided segments simultaneously.
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4.1.2.2 Events
You can search the event recordings and then play back the event recordings on this page.
Date: Select the desired date.
Time: Select the desired time period.
Channel: Select the desired channel(s).
Type: Select the desired event types from the drop-down list.
Quick Copy: After selecting the date/time/channel/event type parameters, click the Quick
Copy button to back up all the searched recordings. Please refer to 4.1.2.2.1 Backup.
Search: After selecting the date/time/channel/event type parameters, click the Search
button and the searched event recordings will be displayed on the below list.
Lock: If you want to keep the event recordings in the HDD and do not want to overwrite it
during storage overwrite, check the Lock checkbox of the events.
Copy: If you want to back up a single recording or some of the desired recordings, check the
recording boxes and then click the Copy button. Please refer to 4.1.2.2.1 Backup.
Cancel: Click to cancel and leave the page.
You can use the below buttons to search for the page on the list. To jump to a certain page,
input a page number in the input box and then click the Jump button.
Previous
Jump Next
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To play back a certain event recording on the list, double click on a recording or click the
Playback icon
in the Playback column to enter the playback mode. About the playback
control bar, please refer to 4.1.2.1.1 Playback Mode. To exit the playback mode, right click
the mouse.
4.1.2.2.1 Backup
You can click the Quick Copy button to back up all the searched recordings on the list; or
click the Copy button to back up the selected recordings on the list. The Copy function is
available for Event Recording / Snapshot Images / Log.
1. Ensure a USB storage device has been connected to the DVR.
2. After clicking either the Quick Copy or Copy button, the Copy Type window appears. The
Copy Type window is only available when you click the Quick Copy / Copy buttons on the
Events page; and when you click the Copy icon on the Playback Control Bar.
AVI
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3. Select a backup format and then click the Save button, the Copy window appears. Note
that you have to connect a USB storage device to the DVR before starting backup files.
You can also create a directory for the backup recording by clicking the Directory button
on the upper-right corner
.
4. Select a storage device from the Driver List and click OK, the backup process begins.
5. After the backup process is complete, click the Cancel button to return to the Events
page.
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4.1.2.3 Snapshot
You can search and then play back the snapshot images on this page.
Date: Select the desired date.
Time: Select the desired time period.
Channel: Select the desired channel(s).
Type: Select the desired event types from the drop-down list.
Quick Copy: After selecting the date/time/channel/event type parameters, click the Quick
Copy button to back up all the searched snapshot images. Please refer to 4.1.2.2.1 Backup.
Search: After selecting the date/time/channel/event type parameters, click the Search
button and the searched snapshot images will be displayed on the below list.
Copy: If you want to back up a single snapshot image or multiple snapshot images, check the
checkbox of the snapshot images and then click the Copy button. Please refer to 4.1.2.2.1
Backup.
Cancel: Click to cancel and leave the page.
You can use the below buttons to search for the page on the list. To jump to a certain page,
input a page number in the input box and then click the Jump button.
Previous
Jump Next
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To play back a certain snapshot image on the list, double click on a snapshot image or click
the Playback icon
in the Playback column to enter the playback mode. To exit the
playback mode, right click the mouse.
You can use the playback control buttons
images. Or click the layout icons
playing back.
when playing back the snapshot
to switch to single / quad-view / 9-division for
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4.1.3
Device
You can configure the HDD and PTZ settings on this page.
4.1.3.1 HDD
4.1.3.1.1 HDD
You can configure the HDD settings on this page. Please connect the HDD(s) to the DVR in
advance and ensure the power and SATA cables are properly connected between the DVR
and HDD(s). After connecting the HDD(s) to the DVR, the DVR will automatically detect the
connected HDD(s) and listed all the connected HDD(s) in the below field.
For the first time connected HDDs, the status will show “Unformat” in the state column,
users will have to format the HDDs before you can use it.
The HDD(s) marked with * in the No. column indicates the HDD(s) is/are being used at
present.
Edit: Click the Edit button and the below window appears. You can assign each HDD to
different Disk Type (Read/Write, Read only or Redundant) and Disk Group (Group 1 ~ 16). If
you select Disk Redundancy from the Disk Type drop-down list, the redundant disk will start
the redundant backup from the recording disk.
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Select: Select the HDDs in the Select column to select the HDD(s).
Overwrite: Select Auto to enable the overwrite function; Off to disable the overwrite
function. If Auto is selected, the DVR will overwrite the oldest files on the HDD when HDD is
full. The 1/3/7/14/30/90 Days stands for the overwrite starts day. For example, if 3 Days is
selected, the HDD will be overwritten after recording 3 days. If more data has to be recorded,
the oldest recorded data will be overwritten (FIFO, first-in first-out).
Format HDD: The first time use HDDs have to be formatted before you can use it. Select the
desired HDDs and then click the Format HDD button to format the selected HDDs. Note that
only the HDDs with “Unformat” status displayed in the State column are required to format
or the recording function will not work. WARNING: This will effectively ERASE the ENTIRE
hard disk!! Please backup the data from HDDs before formatting the HDDs.
Record on eSATA: Select Enable to start recording on eSATA for redundant recording. Note
that to perform this function, an external eSATA storage device must be connected to the
DVR in advance.
Note:
1. Only the HDDs with “OK” in the State column can perform the recording function. If not,
format the HDDs before start using the recording function.
2. The “Free Time” on the HDD list indicates the remaining time for the HDD to record
based on the pre-setup resolution, streaming and fps.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.3.1.2 Disk Group
You can configure each channel to be recorded on the desired Disk Group. The Disk Group
can be configured on the HDD page (please refer to 4.1.3.1.1 HDD).
Disk Group Type: Select a Disk Group type. The Disk Group Type has to be pre-configured on
the HDD page (please refer to 4.1.3.1.1 HDD).
Disk Group: Select a Record Disk Group. The Record Disk Group has to be pre-configured on
the HDD page (please refer to 4.1.3.1.1 HDD).
Channel: Select the desired channel(s). The recordings of the selected channels will be
recorded to the selected Disk Group. Note that the IP Channels will only appear when HVR
hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System < General).
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.3.1.3
S.M.A.R.T.
You can check the S.M.A.R.T. info of each HDD on this page.
To check the S.M.A.R.T. info of the HDD, select an HDD from the HDD ID drop-down list,
select a check type from the Self-Check Type drop-down list, and then click the Check button.
The S.M.A.R.T. info will be listed in the S.M.A.R.T. info field.
If the evaluation is not passed but you still want to use the disk for recording, you can check
the checkbox of Whole evaluation not passed. Continue to use the disk. And then click the
Save button to save the settings.
Click Cancel to cancel and leave the page.
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4.1.3.2 PTZ
You can configure the PTZ and Keyboard settings on this page.
Channel: Select the channel connected with PTZ camera.
Signal Type: Select Analog for the connected PTZ camera. This feature will only appear when
HVR hybrid mode is selected (Main Menu < System < General).
Protocol: Select PTZ protocol, choose from the following protocols. (Note: All cameras on the RS485 bus must use the same protocol). If you want to use the UTC function, select UTC1 (eZ.HD
Camera) or UTC2 (EverFocus PTZ camera). For more details on UTC function, please refer to
1.6 eZ. Controller Function Description.
Baudrate: This field is to set the speed at which is used to transmit instruction or information
through the RS-485 port on the DVR.
Data Bit: This field is the data bit at which you will be transferring.
Stop Bit: This field is to set the stop bit for the RS-232 connection.
Parity: This field is to select the parity level at which you will be connected.
Tour: Select Enable to enable the tour function.
Address: Input the ID address of the PTZ camera. Note this address should match the one set up
on the PTZ camera.
Copy: You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired channels.
Select a channel from the Copy drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or All)
from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.3.3 Cloud
You can configure the Cloud settings (Dropbox cloud storage) on this page. After configuring
the settings, the system will automatically send the Motion and I/O alarm snapshot images
to the associated Dropbox when alarm events occur.
To perform the Cloud function:
1. Register an account on Dropbox website.
2. Ensure the DVR network is working properly.
3. Configure the SMTP function (refer to 4.1.1.4.2 Email).
4. Configure the Cloud settings and then click the Save button.
a. Select Enable from the Cloud Storage drop-down list to enable the Cloud function.
b. Select the desired channels to upload the motion or I/O alarm snapshot images of
the selected channels to Dropbox.
c. Select Enable to upload the motion and I/O alarm snapshot images to Dropbox.
d. Input a name in the Driver Name field, which will be created on the Dropbox as a
directory for restoring the snapshot images from DVR.
5. Click the Activate Cloud button to activate the Cloud function. Once receive the below
message, please check your email and complete the cloud activation within 3 minutes.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.4
System
You can configure system settings on this page.
4.1.4.1 General
4.1.4.1.1 General
You can configure the general system settings on this page.
Date: Set up the date for the system.
Time: Set up the time for the system.
Date Format: Select a format for the date.
Time Format: Select a format for the time.
Language: Select a language.
Video Format: Select NTSC or PAL for the system.
Menu Timeout: Select a timeout time for the OSD menu to automatically exit. Select Off for
the OSD menu to display continuously.
Mode: Select DVR if you only want to connect FHD cameras to the DVR; or select HVR if you
want to connect both of the FHD cameras and IP cameras to the DVR.
Start Wizard: Check the box to enable starting the Startup Wizard every time when system
starts.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.4.1.2 DST
You can configure DST settings on this page.
DST: Select Enable to enable the DST function.
Time Offset: Select an offset time.
Daylight Saving Time: Select Week or Date to configure the start/end time below.
Start Time: Select a start time for the DST to start.
End Time: Select an end time for the DST to stop.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.4.1.3 NTP
You can configure NTP settings on this page.
NTP: Select Enable to enable the NTP function. When NTP function is enabled, the system
will calibrate the system time at 00:07:50 daily and every time when the system is started up.
Server Address: Select a NTP server.
Time Zone: Select a time zone.
Update Now: Click to calibrate the system time.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.4.2 Users
You can configure the user settings on this page. Up to 7 user accounts (1 administrator and 6
users) can be configured.
Permission: Click to select an account from the list and then click Permission to display the
User Permission window. The Administrator account has full privileges so the functions
cannot be configured. In the User Permission window, check the boxes to grant functions for
the selected user account. You can also set up the Copy/Live/Playback/PTZ functions to
specific channels. After the configuration, click Save to save the settings.

Log Search: Allow users to check all the system logs.

Settings: Allow users to set all the parameter settings.

Maintain: Allow users to update version, restore to factory default settings, device
reboot and shut down.
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Manual Record: Allows users to manually start/stop recording.
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
Disk Manage: Allow users to manage and control the HDD and USB storage device.

Remote Login: Allow users to login the system remotely.

Sequence Control: Allow users to use the sequence function.

Manual Snapshot: Allow users to use the manual snapshot function.

Copy: Check the Copy box to enable the function; and then select the desired
channels to backup. This user account will be granted with the Copy function for the
selected channels.

Analog Setting: Check the Live box to enable the function; and then select the desired
channels for live view display. This user account will be granted with the live view
display function for the selected channels.

Playback: Check the Playback box to enable the function; and then select the desired
channels for playback. This user account will be granted with the playback function for
the selected channels.

PTZ: Check the PTZ box to enable the function; and then select the desired channels
for PTZ function. This user account will be granted with the PTZ control function for
the selected channels.
Edit: Click to select an account from the list and then click Edit to display the User Edit
window. You can edit the user name/password in this window. The max. length of user name
is 8 characters (alphabetic or numeric); and the passwords have to be numeric (0-9) with
exactly 8 characters. Select Enable from the User Enable drop-down list to enable the user
account. Select Enable from the Password Enable drop-down list to enable the password (if
Disable is selected, the user can login without password). Click Save to save the settings.
Cancel: Click to cancel and leave the page.
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4.1.4.3 Info
You can see the DVR info on this page.
4.1.4.3.1 Info
You can see the DVR info or change the Device ID / Device Name. You can also enable the
P2P function on this page. Click Save to save the settings.
If P2P function is enabled, a QR code will be displayed on the Info page. You can scan the QR
code with EverFocus VANGUARD App installed on your mobile device to add and remote
access the DVR.
For Android users:
1. Install EverFocus VANGUARD App from Google Play Store. After the installation process
is complete, tap the Open button to start EverFocus VANGUARD App.
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2. To add a DVR through P2P, tap the Menu button and then tap Device.
3. Tap Device ID and then scan the QR code on the info page of the DVR.
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4. The scanned QR code will be displayed in the Device ID field. Input the Password of the
DVR and then click Save, the VANGUARD App will add the DVR. Once the DVR has been
added, you can start accessing the DVR.
For iOS users:
1. Install EverFocus VANGUARD App from Apple Store. After the installation process is
complete, tap the Open button to start EverFocus VANGUARD App.
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2. To add a DVR through P2P, tap Config > Devices > Add button > Manual.
3. In the Login Type field, tap Device ID.
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4. Tap the QR code icon to scan the QR code on the info page of the DVR.
5. The scanned QR code will be displayed in the Device ID field. Input the Password of the
DVR and then click Save, the VANGUARD App will add the DVR. Once the DVR has been
added, you can start accessing the DVR.
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4.1.4.3.2 Channel Info
You can see the channel info on this page.
4.1.4.3.3 Record Info
You can see the record info on this page.
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4.1.4.4 Log
You can search for logs on this page. Select the start time, end time, log type and then click
the Search button, the searched logs will be displayed on the list below. Double click on a log
from the list can bring up the Log Details window. You can also click the Copy button to save
all the searched logs to the USB storage device (Please refer to 4.1.2.2.1 Backup).
For event/alarm recording logs, you can double click on a recording and then click the Play
button or click the Playback icon
in the Playback column to enter the playback mode.
About the playback control bar, please refer to 4.1.2.1.1 Playback Mode. To exit the
playback mode, right click the mouse.
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4.1.5
Advanced
You can configure the system maintenance and system event settings on this page.
4.1.5.1 Maintain
You can configure system maintenance on this page.
Default User: Select a default user from the drop-down list.
Auto Reboot: Select Enable to enable the Auto Root function. You can further set up the
reboot time below.
Reboot: If Auto Reboot is selected on the above section, set up the reboot time here for the
system to regularly reboot at the setup time.
Update: Click to upgrade the system firmware. Please restore the firmware file in a USB
storage device and insert the USB storage device to the system in advance. When this button
is clicked, an Update window appears. Select the firmware file and then click the OK button.
Note: Do not take out the USB storage device or turn off the power during system
upgrading. When the upgrade is done, the system will restart automatically.
Load Default: Click to initialize the system to the factory default. Click the button and select
the desired items to be restored to factory default.
Load Settings: Click to import the file of system parameters from a USB storage device.
Please restore the file in a USB storage device and insert the USB storage device to the
system in advance. Select a file and then click the OK button.
Save Settings: Click to export the file of system parameters to a USB storage device. Please
insert a USB storage device to the system in advance. Select a directory and then click the
OK button.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.5.2 Events
You can configure the system event settings on this page.
Event Type: Select an event type from the drop-down list.
Enable: Check the box to enable the function.
Show Message: Check the box to enable the function. When the selected events have been
triggered, an event message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Check the box to enable the function. When the selected events have been
triggered, the DVR will send an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to
work, you have to set up the Email function in advance (refer to 4.1.1.3.2 Email).
Alarm Out: Check the box to enable the alarm output.
Alarm Output: Set up an alarm output time (duration) when an alarm is triggered.
Buzzer: Set up the time for buzzer to sound when an event is triggered.
Click Default to return to factory default value, Save to save the settings, or Cancel to cancel
and leave the page.
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4.1.6
Shutdown
Click the Shutdown icon and the Shutdown window appears. Enter the user name and
password. You can click the Shutdown button to shutdown the system; or the Reboot button
to reboot the system.
4.2 Lock/Unlock Screen
You can click the Manually Lock Screen button on the OSD menu to lock
system interface for safety purpose.
or unlock
the
When the system interface is locked, Users have to input Device ID, User Name and Password to
login the system.
Note: Administrator account has full privileges. User accounts have limitations for authorization
and have to get authorization from administrator.
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5
Chapter
5. Remote Access to the DVR
5.1
Accessing the DVR on the Network
Follow the steps below to access the DVR through a Web browser.
1.
Open a Web browser and in the address bar type the IP address of the DVR.
Local connection:
http:// (IP address from the DVR’s Network Menu): IP port used
e.g. http://192.168.1.163:2468
Internet connection:
http:// (IP address given by your Internet Service Provider): IP port used
e.g. http://57.182.67.204:2468
2.
If your computer is connected to the internet, it will download and install “ActiveX” plug-in
automatically.
3.
The Login window pops up. Type the User Name and Password. Click Login. The default User
Name is admin, while the password is 11111111
Language: Select a language from the upper-right drop-down list.
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Username: Input the user name.
Password: Input the password.
Client Port: Input the port number.
Remember password: If you want the web browser to keep the password so you will not be
able to input the password when you restart the Web page, check this checkbox.
Note for the first time login:
When the Plug-in blocked appears on the browser, click Allow… and then click Allow
and Remember. Reload the webpage and you should see the remote live view page
now.
If you encounter the following problem or still can’t access the remote Web interface, please
follow the instructions below:
 If the ActiveX is not downloaded successfully, please check if your browser’s safety level or
firewall setting is set too high. Enable the following options on the Security Settings
window (IE Browser < Tools < Internet Options < Security < Internet < Custom Level).
 Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
 Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
 If your PC or laptop is running with Windows, it’s required to run the browser as
administrator when first entering the remote web page of the device. Go to C:\Program
Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, right-click the browser and then click Run as administrator.
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 If you are unable to backup or record during remote operation, you may need to turn off
the firewall and turn User Account Control off.
To turn User Account Control off, on the computer, click Start > Control Panel > System
and Security > Action Center (click Change User Account Control Settings), the User
Account Control Settings window appears. Adjust the slide bar to Never Notify and then
click OK. Restart your computer if requested.
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5.2 Remote Live View Window
After logging in the system, the below Live View Window appears.
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10
No. Name
Camera List
1
Button
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
11
Description
Click to hide or display the Camera List.
Main Stream/
Sub Stream
Click to switch all the live streams to Main Stream or Sub Stream. If you
want to set up some streams for Main or some streams for Sub, on the
Camera List, you can click the Stream icon of the specific channels and
then select Main Stream or Sub Stream. To configure Main Stream
parameters, refer to 5.4.2.3 Main Stream. To configure Sub Stream
parameters, refer to 5.4.2.4 Sub Stream.
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Live Channel
You can perform the following functions on each channel:
a. Double click on a channel can display the channel in full screen. To
exit the full screen mode, double click on the channel again.
b. You can drag and drop a channel to the desired position on the layout.
Click and hold on a channel, a Drag Channel icon will display. Drag and
drop the channel to the desired position on the layout.
4
Live
Click to display the Live View window.
5
6
Playback
Settings
7
Color / PTZ
Setting
Click to enter the Playback page. Please refer to 5.3 Playback.
Click to enter the Settings page. Please refer to 5.4 Settings.
Click to display or hide the Color / PTZ Setting Panel on the right-side of
the Live View window. Please refer to 5.2.3 PTZ Setting Panel and 5.2.4
Color Panel for more details.
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Local Settings
9
User / Logout
10
Camera List
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Live View
Function Icons
Click to enter the Local Settings page to set up the storage path, including
recording, download and snapshot. Please refer to 5.5 Local Settings.
Click User to view the login user info. Click Logout to log out the system.
Displays the Analog cameras and IP cameras. You can click on the icons on
the right to perform some function. Please refer to 5.2.1 Camera List.
You can perform some functions for all the cameras on the Live View
window. Please refer to 5.2.2 Live View Function Icons for more details.
5.2.1 Camera List
The Camera list lists the analog and IP camera channels. You can use the camera list icons to
perform some functions. If the channel is not connected or the channel has been disabled, the
icons will be gray-out.
Click to Collapse/Expand camera list
Play
Record
Snapshot
Stream
Play: Click to display / hide the camera stream on the Live window.
Record: Click to start manual record (.avi) of the channel, click again to stop, a message window
appears on the bottom-left corner of the screen. Click Folder to open the folder to find the
recording file. To change the manual record storage path, please refer to 5.5 Local Settings.
Snapshot: To enable the manual snapshot (.bmp) function, the Manual Snapshot function must
be enabled (Settings > Snapshot > Snapshot > Manual Snapshot). Click to take a manual
snapshot of the channel, a message window appears on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Click Folder to open the folder to find the snapshot image. Or click Preview to preview the
snapshot image. To change the manual snapshot storage path, please refer to 5.5 Local Settings.
Stream: Click and then select Main Stream or Sub Stream for this channel. To configure Main
Stream parameters, refer to 5.4.2.3 Main Stream. To configure Sub Stream parameters, refer to
5.4.2.4 Sub Stream.
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5.2.2 Live View Function Icons
You can perform some functions for all the cameras on the Live View window.
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No. Name
Description
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Divide Screen
Click to select a layout.
2
Play
Click to display all camera streams on the Live window.
3
Stop
Click to close all camera streams displayed on the Live window.
4
Original Aspect
Ratio
Click to display all the live streams with original aspect ratio.
5
Stretch
Click to stretch all the live streams on the Live window.
6
Full Screen
Click to display the Live View window in full screen mode. To exit full
screen mode, press the ESC button on the keyboard.
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8
9
Video Clips
Click to start manual recording (.avi) of all channels on the Live
window. Click the button again to stop, a message window appears
on the bottom-left corner of the screen. Click Folder to open the
folder to find the recording files. To change the manual record
storage path, please refer to 5.5 Local Settings.
Snapshot
Click to take a snapshot (.bmp) of all channels on the Live window, a
message window appears on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Click Folder to open the folder to find the snapshot images. To
change the manual snapshot storage path, please refer to 5.5 Local
Settings.
Digital Zoom
Click to enable the Digital Zoom mode. To exit the Digital Zoom mode,
click the button again. To perform the Digital Zoom function:
a. On the Live View window, select a channel by clicking on the
channel.
b. Click the Digital Zoom button.
c. Use your mouse to draw an area where you want to have a closeup view. The area will be zoom-in.
d. Right-click to exit the Digital Zoom mode.
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11
Audio On
Layout Page
Click to turn on or off the audio of the selected channel. To perform
this function, on the Live window, select a channel by clicking on it,
the selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame, click the
Audio button to enable the audio function. You can adjust the bar to
the left or right to adjust volume.
Click the left or right buttons to change among the layout pages. For
example, for 16-channel model, if you select 4-Division, click the Next
Page button will display the next 4-division layout with channel 5-8,
channel 9-12, and so on.
First Page
Previous Page
Last Page
Next Page
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5.2.3 PTZ Setting Panel
You can control the connected PTZ (analog and IP) camera using the PTZ Control panel. On the
Live View window, click the PTZ Setting button to display the PTZ Setting Panel. You can click
the PTZ Setting button again to close the PTZ Control Panel.
Select a PTZ camera by clicking on the PTZ channel, the selected channel will be highlighted
with a red frame. You can double-click to display the channel in full screen for operation.
R
Direction Buttons
Auto Pan
Speed
Zoom In (+) / Zoom Out (-)
Focus Near (+) / Focus Far (-)
Iris Open (+) / Iris Close (-)
Preset Conrol
Tour Control
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Direction Buttons: Click the direction buttons to force the PTZ camera to turn to the direction.
Auto Pan: Click to start the Auto Pan function. Click again to stop the Auto Pan function.
Speed: Slide the bar to the left or right to adjust the control speed.
Zoom: Click + or – to zoom in or zoom out.
Focus: Click + or – to focus near or focus far.
Iris: Click + or – to adjust the Iris.
Preset Control: You can set up preset points here and then operate the Preset function.
Please see the below steps for more details.
Tour Control: To perform this function, the Tour function must be enabled (Settings >
Storage/PTZ > PTZ > Tour). After setting up the preset points, you can perform the Tour
function. Click
to start the Tour function, click
to stop the Tour function.
To set up Preset Points:
1. Select a preset number (1-255) by clicking on the Preset input box.
2. Use the direction buttons or Zoom/Focus/Iris buttons to search for the location for this
preset number.
3. Click the + button to add this preset point, and the number will jump to the next preset
number for configuration. Follow Step 2-3 to set up multiple preset points.
4. To clear the setup preset points, select a preset number and then click the
To perform the Go to Preset Point function:
1. Select a preset number (1-255) by clicking on the Preset input box.
2. Click the Go to button
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5.2.4 Color Panel
You can adjust Hue, Brightness, Contrast and Saturation value for each channel on the Live View
window using the Color Panel. Click the Default button to restore all the value to factory default.
On the Live View window, click the Color button to display the Color Panel. You can click the Color
button again to close the Color Panel.
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5.3 Playback
Click the Playback button on the above navigation bar. The Playback window displays.
For VANGUARD 16x8, up to 16 multi-channel playback is supported; for VANGIARD 8x4, up to 8
multi-channel playback is supported; for VANGIARD 4x2, up to 4 multi-channel playback is
supported.
The layout divisions will be automatically assigned by the system according to the channels you
select. For example, if 1 channel is selected, the system will automatically assign single-division;
if 2~4 channels are selected, 4-division will be assigned; if 5~9 channels are selected, 9-division
will be assigned; if 10~16 channels are selected, 16-division will be assigned.
To start playing back:
1. Select the date on the calendar (the date with a red bar on the bottom indicates there are
recordings on the date).
2. Select a record type from the Type drop-down list. The options include Normal, Alarm,
Motion, I/O, All.
3. Select a stream type from the Stream drop-down list for playing back.
4. You can optionally enable the Synchronized playback function to enable multiple channel
simultaneously playback at the same time. If this function is unselected, you can separately
control each channel for playing back (each channel can be played back with individual time).
5. Select the desired channels you would like to play back.
6. Click the Search button, the recordings will be displayed on the time bar of the Playback Panel
in different colors. Green: Normal recordings; Yellow: Motion recordings; Red: Alarm
recordings; Blue: I/O recordings.
7. Click the Play button to start playing back.
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You can use the Playback Panel to operate the below functions:
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No. Name
Description
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Play/Pause
Click to Play or Pause playing back.
2
Stop
Click to Stop playing back.
3
Step Forward
Click the button to play the recording frame by frame. Note this
button is only functional under single channel playback.
4
Video Clips
Click to start manual recording (.avi) of a channel. Click the button
again to stop. On the playback window, click on a channel and then
click the Video Clips button, a message window appears on the
bottom-left corner of the screen. Click Folder to open the folder to
find the recording file. To change the manual record storage path,
please refer to 5.5 Local Settings.
Click to start manual snapshot (.bmp) of a channel. Click the button
again to stop. On the playback window, click on a channel and then
click the Snapshot button, a message window appears on the
bottom-left corner of the screen. Click Folder to open the folder to
find the snapshot image. Or click Preview to preview the snapshot
image. To change the manual snapshot storage path, please refer
to 5.5 Local Settings.
5
Snapshot
6
Download
Click to download recordings for a single channel. To perform the
Download function, please refer to 5.3.1 Download.
7
Playback Speed
Click to select a playback speed.
8
Play All Windows
Click to start playing back all the windows. This function is useful
under the Multi-Channel Playback Separately mode (disable
Synchronized playback).
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Stop Playback
Click to stop playing back all the windows. This function is useful
under the Multi-Channel Playback Separately mode (disable
Synchronized playback).
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Audio On
Click to switch on/off the speaker. You can also adjust the volume.
Time Bar
Double click on the time bar at a certain time will start playing back
from the clicked time. The colors on the time bar represent
different recording types. Green: Normal recordings; Yellow:
Motion recordings; Red: Alarm recordings; Blue: I/O recordings.
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Digital Zoom
Click to enable the Digital Zoom mode. To exit the Digital Zoom
mode, click the button again. To perform the Digital Zoom function:
a. Select a window you want to perform the digital zoom by
clicking on the window.
b. Click the Digital Zoom button to enable the function.
c. Use your mouse to draw an area where you want to have a
close-up view on the stream. The area will be zoom-in.
d. Right-click to exit the Digital Zoom mode.
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Original Aspect
Ratio
Click to play back all the streams with original aspect ratio.
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Stretch
Click to stretch all the streams on the Playback window.
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Full Screen
Click to display the Playback window in full screen mode. To exit
full screen mode, press the ESC button on the keyboard.
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Time Span Buttons
You can adjust the time span on the Time Bar by clicking the
buttons.
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Time Indicator
Indicates the playback time.
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5.3.1 Download
You can download the searched recordings for a single channel on the Playback window.
1. Select a window you want to download the recordings by clicking on the window. The
selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame.
2. Click the Download button, the corresponding recordings to this channel will be displayed.
3. Select the desired recordings you want to download, and then click Start Download. The
recordings will be downloaded in avi format. To change the storage path, please refer to 5.5
Local Settings.
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5.4 Settings
You can configure the DVR settings here.
5.4.1 Display
On this page, you can configure Analog and IP Channels, Live and Privacy Mask.
5.4.1.1 IP Channels
You can add IP cameras manually or automatically using this page.
Delete: Select the desired IP cameras from the list below by checking the checkboxes and
then click the Delete button to delete the selected IP cameras.
Camera Search: Click to automatically search for the IP cameras on the same LAN. Select the
IP cameras you want to add to the DVR, input the Username and Password and then click the
Add button. The selected IP cameras should be added to the DVR. You can see the live
streams on the Live View window.
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Refresh: Click to refresh the page.
Manage Protocol: Click to enter the Manage Protocol page. You can configure Custom 1-16
RTSP streaming protocol on this page.
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Custom Protocol: Select a custom RTSP protocol profile from the drop-down list to be
configured. Up to 16 profiles can be configured.
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Protocol Name: Input a name for this RTSP protocol profile.

Stream Type: Indicates Main Stream and Sub Stream are supported. You can separately
configure the Main Stream and Sub Stream settings below. Check the Sub Stream
checkbox if you want to enable sub stream for this RTSP protocol.
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Type: Select RTSP.
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Port: Keep 554 as the RTSP port.

RTSP Path: Input the RTSP URL syntax in the box. For example:
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ip[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ip01/0
* IP Address: The IP address of the DVR
* A: Channel number. 01 (ch1), 02 (ch2), and so on
* B: Stream Type: 0 (main stream), 1 (sub stream)
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5.4.1.2 Analog Channels
You can enable / disable the connected analog cameras using this page.
Switch: Switch to the right to enable the channel or switch to the left to disable the channel.
Refresh: Click to refresh the page.
Save: After switching the buttons on the table, click Save to save the settings.
Close All Ch: Click to switch-off all cameras.
Open All Ch: Click to switch-on all cameras.
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5.4.1.3 Analog Setting
This feature is only available for Analog cameras. You can configure camera OSD or image
settings on this page.
Channel: Select a channel from the drop-down list.
Name: Input a name for the camera. Note that you can also configure the name in Chinese.
Show Name: Switch right to Enable if you want to display camera name on the live stream.
Show Time: Switch right to Enable if you want to display system time on the live stream.
Record Time: Switch right to Enable if you want to record time on recording video streams.
Covert: Switch right to covert the camera stream on the live view.
Click Refresh to refresh the page. Click Save to save the settings.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.1.4 Privacy Mask
This feature is only available for Analog Cameras. The Privacy Mask can block out sensitive
areas from view. This feature is useful when users don’t want the sensitive information visible.
Up to four Privacy Mask areas can be configured.
To configure privacy masks:
1. Select a channel from the Channel drop-down list.
2. Switch the Privacy Mast to the right to enable the function.
3. Draw a rectangle area on the image. Up to 4 masks are available.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
Click Refresh to refresh the page. Click Save to save the settings.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.2 Record
You can configure the record settings on this page.
5.4.2.1 Record Settings
You can configure the basic record settings on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the record setting individually.
Stream Mode: Select Main Stream or Dual Stream to record on this channel.
Record: Switch to the right to Enable the record function.
Pre-Record: Switch to the right to Enable pre-recording for motion detection or I/O trigger
record.
Click Refresh to refresh the page. Click Save to save the settings.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.2.2 Record Schedule
You can configure the record schedule on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the record schedule setting individually.
Week: Select a day from the Week drop-down list to be configured.
Normal: Move your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the
schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color, which will be applied with normal
recording function.
Motion: Move your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the
schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color, which will be applied with motion
recording function.
Alarm: Move your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the
schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with red color, which will be applied with alarm
recording function.
Copy (day): You can apply the same configurations from one day to another. Select a day
from the drop-down list first and then select a desired day (or All) from the To drop-down
list, click the Copy button, the selected day(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
Copy (channel): You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired
channels. Select a channel from the drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or
All) from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.2.3 Main Stream
You can configure the main stream record, resolution and etc. for individual channel.
For Analog Cameras:
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
AMR: Check the box to record the Motion and I/O alarm recordings with the max FPS and
Bitrate.
Audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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For IP Cameras:
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Video Code Type: Select a video codec from H.264 or H.265.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.2.4 Sub Stream
You can configure the sub stream record, resolution and etc. for individual channel.
For Analog Cameras:
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
Audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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For IP Cameras:
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution based on your TV or monitor capability.
FPS: Select a record FPS (frames per second) for the selected channel. The higher the value,
the better the image quality. Note if experiencing system lag or stutter, please lower down
the FPS.
Video Code Type: Select a video codec from H.264 or H.265.
Bitrate Control: Select CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) for the selected
channel. If VBR is selected, select a quality type from the drop-down list next to Bitrate
Control.
Bitrate Mode: Select User-defined to set up bitrate manually; or Predefined to auto-select
bitrate.
Bitrate: Set up a bitrate for the selected channel.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.3 Snapshot
You can configure the network settings on this page.
5.4.3.1 Snapshot
You can enable the Auto Snapshot or Manual Snapshot functions on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the following configurations.
Stream Mode: Select Main Stream or Sub Stream.
Normal Interval: Configure an interval to automatically take a snapshot.
Alarm Interval: Configure an interval to automatically take a snapshot when events occur.
Auto Snapshot: Switch to the right to Enable the Auto Snapshot function on the local side.
Note for this function to work, you have to configure Snapshot Schedule in advance (refer to
5.4.3.2 Snapshot Schedule).
Manual Snapshot: Switch to the right to Enable the function. To perform the Manual
Snapshot function on the local side, click the Manual Snapshot icon on the Live Channel Tool
Bar (refer to 3.5 Live Channel Tool Bar).
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.3.2 Snapshot Schedule
You can configure the snapshot schedule on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the snapshot schedule setting individually.
Week: Select a day from the drop-down list.
Normal: Click the Normal button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color,
which will be applied with normal snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag
on the green blocks to select again.
Motion: Click the Motion button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color,
which will be applied with motion snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag
on the yellow blocks to select again.
Alarm: Click the Alarm button and then move your mouse cursor over the schedule time
blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with red color, which
will be applied with alarm snapshot function. To deselect the blocks, click and drag on the
red blocks to select again.
Copy (day): You can apply the same configurations from one day to another. Select a day
from the drop-down list first and then select a desired day (or All) from the To drop-down
list, click the Copy button, the selected day(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
Copy (channel): You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired
channels. Select a channel from the drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or
All) from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.4 Network
You can configure the network settings on this page.
5.4.4.1 Network
You can configure the basic network settings on this page. After configuring the settings, users
are able to control and monitor the DVR remotely.
Type: Select DHCP, PPPoE or Static from the drop-down list.
•
DHCP: DHCP server in LAN will automatically assign an IP configuration for the
network connection. This setting lets the system use an automatically assigned
(dynamic) IP address. This address can change under certain circumstances, for
instance, when the DVR’s network switch/hub has to be rebooted.
•
PPPoE: This is a DSL-connection application. The ISP will ask the user to input a
username and password. Contact your ISP for these details.
Note: If PPPoE is selected as the IP type, the supplied IP Utility program will not
be able to detect the device.
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Static: Users can manually set up a Static IP address for the DVR. This type of address
is stable and cannot change, but users have to make sure there are no IP address
conflicts with other network-connected devices.
Client Port: Keep 9000 port. Change only when necessary.
HTTP Port: Keep 80 port. Change only when necessary.
UPnP: Switch to the right if you want to enable the UPnP function.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.4.2 Email
You can configure the email settings on this page.
Email: Switch to the right if you want to enable the Email function.
Schedule: Click to set up Email Schedule. Please refer to 5.4.4.2.1 Email Schedule.
Encryption: Select an encryption item or select Disable to disable the function.
SMTP Port: Assign the port number used by the SMTP server.
SMTP Server: Assign the SMTP (Email) server’s name. Note that for more reliable email
service, use the server’s IP address.
Username: Input the user name of the sender.
Password: Input the password of the sender.
Sender: Input the Email address of the sender (the DVR).
Receiver1-3: Input the Email address of the receiver. You can input 3 receiver email
addresses.
Interval: Configure an interval to send Emails when events occur.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Test Email to test whether the Email function is working normally.
Click Cancel to cancel the changes.
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5.4.4.2.1 Email Schedule
You can configure the email schedule on this page. The selected event Email alerts will be
sent out by the scheduled time. For example, if you set up Motion on Sunday between 68am, the Motion Email alerts will only be sent out between 6-8am on Sunday.
To enter the Email Schedule page, on the Email setup page, click the Schedule button.
Channel: Select a channel to configure the email schedule setting individually.
Week: Select a day from the Week drop-down list to be configured.
Motion: Move your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the
schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with green color, which will be applied with motion
email alert function.
Exception (HDD full, HDD error or Video Loss): Move your mouse cursor over the schedule
time blocks. Click and drag on the schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with red color,
which will be applied with exception email alert function.
Alarm: Move your mouse cursor over the schedule time blocks. Click and drag on the
schedule time blocks to draw the blocks with yellow color, which will be applied with alarm
email alert function.
Copy (day): You can apply the same configurations from one day to another. Select a day
from the drop-down list first and then select a desired day (or All) from the To drop-down
list, click the Copy button, the selected day(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
Copy (channel): You can apply the same configurations from one channel to the desired
channels. Select a channel from the drop-down list first and then select a desired channel (or
All) from the To drop-down list, click the Copy button, the selected channel(s) will be applied
with the same configurations.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page. Click Exit to return to the
Email setup page.
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5.4.4.3 DDNS
You can configure the DDNS setting on this page. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) is a
service used to map a domain name to the dynamic IP address of a network device. You can
set up the DDNS service for remote access to the DVR.
DDNS assigns a domain name (URL) to the DVR, so that the user does not need to go through
the trouble of checking if the IP address assigned by DHCP Server has changed. Once the IP is
changed, the DVR will automatically update the information to the DDNS to ensure it is always
available for remote access.
Note that before enabling the following DDNS function, user should have applied for a host
name from the DDS service provider’s website. We highly recommend that you use
xxxx.everfocusddns.net for the simplicity of setting up your DVR. Please refer to EverFocus
DDNS on the next page.
DDNS: Switch to the right to Enable DDNS function.
Server: Select a DDNS service provider from the drop-down list. Note that before enabling
the following DDNS function, user should have applied for a host name from the DDS service
provider’s website.
Host Name: Input the domain name obtained from the DDNS service provider.
Username: Input the user name of the DDNS account.
Password: Input the password of the DDNS account.
Test DDNS: Click the button to test whether the DDNS function is working normally.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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EverFocus DDNS
Please follow the steps below to set up EverFocus DDNS.
1. In order to allow remote access to the DVR from outside of the local network, enable
either the Port Forwarding or DMZ function of your router. Please refer to the manual of
your router for more details.
2. Go to http://www.everfocusddns.net to check an available host name for the DVR. Note
that the host name of the DVR cannot include a space, underline or any special
characters particularly _~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + < > " ; : . ,
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3. Register the host name on the DDNS setup page for the DVR.
a. Select Enable from the DDNS drop-down list to enable the DDNS function.
b. Select EVERFOCUS_DDNS from the Server drop-down list.
c. Input the host name in the Host Name field.
d. Click the Save button.
4. Configure the DVR Network settings, keep HTTP port “80” and then click the Save button.

If Static IP is selected: Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and the
DNS Server 1. Please consult with your ISP service provider for the information of
subnet mask, default gateway and the DNS Server 1.

If DHCP is selected: The IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and the DNS
Server 1 will be assigned automatically by DHCP server.
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If PPPoE is selected: Enter the User Name (e.g. xxxx@hinet.net) and Password
provided by your ISP service provider.
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5. The DDNS setup is now complete. Open a browser and enter the domain name
(http://[host name].everfocusddns.net) in the address field. The Web interface of the
DVR should be displayed.
For example, if you’ve obtained the host name “jjkktest” from EverFocus DDNS server,
enter http://jjkktest.everfocusddns.net in the address field of the browser.
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5.4.4.4 RTSP
You can configure the RTSP setting on this page.
RTSP Enable: Switch to the right to Enable the RTSP function.
Verify: Switch to the right to Enable the verify function.
RTSP Port: Keep 554 as RTSP port.
RTSP URL Syntax:
Camera Type
Syntax
Example
IP Cameras
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ip[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ip05/1
FHD Cameras
rtsp://[IP Address]:[Port]/ch[A]/[B]
rtsp://192.168.31.33:554/ch01/0
* IP Address: The IP address of the DVR
* A: Channel number. 01 (ch1), 02 (ch2), and so on.
* B: Stream Type: 0 (main stream), 1 (sub stream)
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.4.5 FTP
You can configure the FTP server setting on this page. When there is a Motion or I/O event
occurs, the system will send an instant snapshot image to the FTP. For system alarm such as
HDD lost and Video loss, the system will send alarm log to the FTP as well.
FTP Enable: Select Enable from the drop-down list to enable the function.
Server: Input the FTP server IP.
Port: Keep the port 21.
Username: Input the user name of the FTP server.
Password: Input the password of the FTP server.
DIR Name: Input the directory of the FTP server.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click FTP Test to test the FTP server connection.
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5.4.5 Alarm
You can configure the motion and alarm settings on this page.
5.4.5.1 Motion
You can configure the Motion setting on this page.
Channel: Select a channel to apply with the motion detection function.
Enable: Switch to the right to Enable the function.
Buzzer: Select a buzzer sound duration from the drop-down list. If you want to disable the
buzzer, select Off from the drop-down list.
Sensitivity: Select a sensitivity value from the drop-down list. The larger the value, the
higher the sensitivity.
Alarm Out: Switch to the right to enable the alarm output.
Alarm Output: Set up an alarm output time (duration) when an alarm is triggered.
Post Recording: Select a post recording time when motion events occur.
Show Message: Switch to the right to enable the function. When a motion event occurs, a
motion event message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Switch to the right to enable the function. When a motion event occurs, the
DVR will send an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to work, you have to
set up the Email function in advance (refer to 5.4.4.2 Email).
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Full Screen: Switch to the right to enable the function. When a motion event occurs, the
corresponding channel with the motion event will be switched to full screen on the live
screen.
Recording Channel: Check the All checkbox to select all channels. When a motion event
occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded.
Analog/IP Channels: Check the checkbox to select all channels or check the desired channel
checkboxes. When a motion event occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded.
Preview Window: Click All to select all area to applied with the motion detection function.
Or use your mouse to draw an area on the preview window. Click Clear to clear the setting.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.5.2 Alarm
You can configure the Alarm setting on this page.
Alarm In: Select an alarm input from the drop-down list.
Alarm Type: Select an alarm type. Normally-Open or Normally-Close. If you want to disable
the alarm, select Off.
Buzzer: Set up the time for buzzer to sound when an alarm is triggered.
Alarm Output: Set up an alarm output time (duration) when an alarm is triggered.
Show Message: Switch to the right to enable the function. When an alarm is triggered, an
alarm message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Switch to the right to enable the function. When alarm is triggered, the DVR will
send an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to work, you have to set up
the Email function in advance (refer to 5.4.4.2 Email).
Full Screen: Switch to the right to enable the function. When alarm is triggered, the
corresponding channel with the alarm will be switched to full screen on the live screen.
Alarm Out: Switch to the right to enable the alarm output.
Post Recording: Select a post recording time when alarm events occur.
Recording Channel: Check the All checkbox to select all channels. When an alarm event
occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded.
Analog/IP Channels: Check the checkbox to select all channels or check the desired channel
checkboxes. When a motion event occurs, the selected channel(s) will be recorded.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
The alarm types and descriptions are listed as below:
Alarm Type
Functions and Descriptions
Video Loss
When DVR fails to receive video signals due to some problems (camera
damage, cable dropout or damage, power failure), the alarm will appear.
Motion
Detection
When camera detects moving objects, alarm will be triggered. Sensitivity is
subject to the actual application environment test. Sensitivity is adjusted
according to the sensitivity of moving object detection and parameters are
modified by combining the area setting.
I/O Status
Communicate with alarm device through I/O port. Alarm signals sent by IR
sensor or other devices will be transformed to the system recognized signal
and activate relevant channel to record or control the device output.
HDD Status
Alarm will appear when HDD does not work due to damage, power failure,
HDD auto-overwrite off and insufficient space.
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5.4.6 Storage / PTZ
You can configure the HDD, PTZ and Cloud settings on this page.
5.4.6.1 HDD
You can configure the HDD settings on this page. Please connect the HDD(s) to the DVR in
advance and ensure the power and SATA cables are properly connected between the DVR and
HDD(s). After connecting the HDD(s) to the DVR, the DVR will automatically detect the
connected HDD(s) and listed all the connected HDD(s) in the below field. For the first time
connected HDDs, the status will show “Unable to Format Disk” in the state column, users will
have to format the HDDs on the DVR local side.
Overwrite: Select Auto to enable the overwrite function; Close to disable the overwrite
function. If Auto is selected, the DVR will overwrite the oldest files on the HDD when HDD is
full. The 1/3/7/14/30/90 Days stands for the longest storage days of the HDD. For example,
if 3 Days is selected, the HDD can record a maximum of 3 days data. If more data has to be
recorded, the oldest recorded data will be overwritten (FIFO, first-in first-out).
ESataRecord: Switch to the right to Enable eSATA for redundant recording. Note that to
perform this function, an external eSATA storage device must be connected to the DVR in
advance.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Note:
1. Only the HDDs with “OK” in the State column can perform the recording function. If not,
format the HDDs before start using the recording function. To format the HDD, please
refer to 4.1.3.1 HDD.
2. The “Free Time” on the HDD list indicates the remaining time for the HDD to record
based on the pre-setup resolution, streaming and fps.
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5.4.6.2 PTZ
You can configure the PTZ settings on this page.
Channel: Select the channel connected with PTZ camera.
Protocol: Select PTZ protocol, choose from the following protocols. (Note: All cameras on the RS485 bus must use the same protocol). If you want to use the UTC function, select UTC1 (eZ.HD
Camera) or UTC2 (EverFocus PTZ camera). For more details on UTC function, please refer to
1.6 eZ. Controller Function Description.
Baudrate: This field is to set the speed at which is used to transmit instruction or information
through the RS-485 port on the DVR.
Data Bit: This field is the data bit at which you will be transferring.
Stop Bit: This field is to set the stop bit for the RS-232 connection.
Parity: This field is to select the parity level at which you will be connected.
Tour: Switch to the right to enable the Tour function.
Address: Input the ID address of the PTZ camera. Note this address should match the one set up
on the PTZ camera.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
Click Copy to apply the same configurations from the current channel to the desired
channels. Select the desired channel(s) and then click the Copy button, the selected
channel(s) will be applied with the same configurations.
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5.4.6.3 Cloud Storage
You can configure the Cloud settings (Dropbox cloud storage) on this page. After configuring
the settings, the system will automatically send the Motion and I/O alarm snapshot images to
the associated Dropbox when alarm events occur.
To perform the Cloud function:
1. Register an account on Dropbox website.
2. Ensure the DVR network is working properly.
3. Configure the SMTP function (refer to 5.4.4.2 Email).
4. Configure the Cloud settings and then click the Save button.
a. In the Cloud Storage field, switch to the right to Enable the Cloud function.
b. Select the desired channels to upload the motion or I/O alarm snapshot images of
the selected channels to Dropbox.
c. In the PIR Detection field, select Enable to upload the motion and I/O alarm snapshot
images to Dropbox.
d. Input a name in the Driver Name field, which will be created on the Dropbox as a
directory for restoring the snapshot images from DVR.
5. Click the Activate Cloud button to activate the Cloud function. Once receive the below
message, please check your email and complete the cloud activation within 3 minutes.
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5.4.7 System
You can configure system settings on this page.
5.4.7.1 General
You can configure the general system settings on this page.
System Time: Set up the system date and time.
Date Format: Select a format for the date.
Time Format: Select a format for the time.
Language: If you want to change the language, you can select a language on the Login
window.
Video Format: Select NTSC or PAL for the system. This function can only be performed on
the local OSD.
Menu Timeout: Select a timeout time for the OSD menu to automatically exit. Select Off for
the OSD menu to display continuously.
Start wizard: Select Enable to enable starting the Startup Wizard on the local DVR side every
time when system starts.
DST: Select to configure the DST (Daylight Saving Time) settings.
Daylight Saving Time: Switch to the right to enable the DST function.
DST Mode: Select Week or Date to configure the start/end time below.
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Time Offset: Select an offset time.
Start Time: Select a start time for the DST to start.
End Time: Select an end time for the DST to stop.
NTP: Select to configure the NTP function.
Enable NTP: Switch to the right to enable the NTP function. When NTP function is
enabled, the system will calibrate the system time at 00:07:50 daily and every time
when the system is started up.
Server Address: Select a NTP server.
Time Zone: Select a time zone.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.7.2 User Privilege
You can configure the user settings on this page. Up to 7 user accounts (1 administrator and 6
users) can be configured.
To edit the user privileges:
1. Select a user from the list by clicking on it, the below privilege options appears.
2. Check the boxes to grant functions for the selected user account. You can also set up the
Copy/Live/Playback/PTZ Control functions to specific channels. After the configuration,
click Save to save the settings.
Log Search: Allow users to check all the system logs.
Parameter: Allow users to set all the parameter settings.
System Maintenance: Allow users to update version, restore to factory default settings,
device reboot and shut down.
Manual Record: Allows users to manually start/stop recording.
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Manage Disk: Allow users to manage and control the HDD and USB storage device.
Remote Login: Allow users to login the system remotely.
Sequence Control: Allow users to use the sequence function.
Manual Snapshot: Allow users to use the manual snapshot function.
Copy: Check the Copy box to enable the function; and then select the desired channels to
backup. This user account will be granted with the Backup function for the selected
channels.
Live: Check the Live box to enable the function; and then select the desired channels for
live view display. This user account will be granted with the live view display function for
the selected channels.
Playback: Check the Playback box to enable the function; and then select the desired
channels for playback. This user account will be granted with the playback function for the
selected channels.
PTZ Control: Check the PTZ box to enable the function; and then select the desired
channels for PTZ function. This user account will be granted with the PTZ control function
for the selected channels.
3. You can configure the user name/password in the right-side field. The max. length of user
name is 8 characters (alphabetic or numeric); and the passwords have to be numeric (0-9)
with exactly 8 characters. In the Active field, switch to the right to enable the user account.
At the bottom Password field, switch to enable the password (if Disable is selected, the
user can login without password).
4. Click Save to save the settings.
Note: The Administrator account has full privileges so the functions cannot be configured.
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5.4.7.3 Info
You can see the DVR info or change the Device ID / Device Name. You can also enable the P2P
function on this page. Click Save to save the settings.
If P2P function is enabled, a QR code will be displayed on the Info page. You can scan the QR
code with EverFocus VANGUARD App installed on your mobile device to add and remote
access the DVR.
For Android users:
1. Install EverFocus VANGUARD App from Google Play Store. After the installation process
is complete, tap the Open button to start EverFocus VANGUARD App.
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2. To add a DVR through P2P, tap the Menu button and then tap Device.
3. Tap Device ID and then scan the QR code on the info page of the DVR.
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4. The scanned QR code will be displayed in the Device ID field. Input the Password of the
DVR and then click Save, the VANGUARD App will add the DVR. Once the DVR has been
added, you can start accessing the DVR.
For iOS users:
1. Install EverFocus VANGUARD App from Apple Store. After the installation process is
complete, tap the Open button to start EverFocus VANGUARD App.
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2. To add a DVR through P2P, tap Config > Devices > Add button > Manual.
3. In the Login Type field, tap Device ID.
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4. Tap the QR code icon to scan the QR code on the info page of the DVR.
5. The scanned QR code will be displayed in the Device ID field. Input the Password of the
DVR and then click Save, the VANGUARD App will add the DVR. Once the DVR has been
added, you can start accessing the DVR.
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5.4.7.4 Channel Info
You can see the info of all the channels on this page.
5.4.7.5 Record Info
You can see the record info of all the channels on this page.
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5.4.8 Advanced
You can configure the system maintenance and system event settings on this page.
5.4.8.1 Firmware Upgrade
You can upgrade the system firmware on this page. Click the Browse button to locate the
firmware file and then click the Start button.
5.4.8.2 Load Default
Select the functions by switching the button to the right and then click the Save button.
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5.4.8.3 Event Settings
You can configure the system event settings on this page.
Event Type: Select an event type from the drop-down list.
Enable: Switch to the right to enable the function.
Buzzer: Set up the time for buzzer to sound when an event is triggered.
Show Message: Switch to the right to enable the function. When the selected events have
been triggered, an event message will be displayed on the live screen.
Send Email: Switch to the right to enable the function. When the selected events have been
triggered, the DVR will send an email alert to the receiver. Note that for this function to
work, you have to set up the Email function in advance (refer to 4.1.1.3.2 Email).
Alarm Out: Switch to the right to enable the alarm output.
Alarm Output: Set up an alarm output time (duration) when an alarm is triggered.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page.
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5.4.8.4 System Maintenance
You can set up the Auto Login and Auto Reboot function on this page.
Select User: Select a user for the auto login function. The options on the drop-down list can
be configured on the Users page (enable the user). Please refer to 5.4.7.2 Users.
Auto Reboot: Switch to the right to enable the Auto Reboot function. You can further set up
the auto reboot time in the Reboot field.
Reboot: After switching to Enable in the Auto Reboot field, set up the reboot time here for
the system to regularly reboot at the setup time.
Click Save to save the settings or Refresh to refresh the page. Click Reboot to reboot.
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5.5 Local Settings
You can configure the Record, Download and Snapshot storage path on this page. On the top
menu bar, click Local Settings to enter this page.
Record Path: Select a storage path for recordings.
Download Path: Select a storage path for download recordings.
Snapshot Path: Select a storage path for snapshot images.
File Format: Select AVI, and the recordings will be stored in avi format.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Chapter
6
6. Specification
Model Name
System
Operating System
Number of Channels
RAM
Watchdog
Dual Stream
OSD Menu
System Control
Pentaplex Operation
PTZ Protocol Supported
Video
Compression Format
Video Format
Video Inputs
Video Looping Outputs
Main
Video Outputs
Call
Incoming
IP Bandwidth
Outgoing
Recording
Recording Rate / NTSC
Resolution
PAL
Recording Modes
Playback
Playback Rate / NTSC
Resolution
PAL
Search Modes
Audio
Audio Input
Audio Output
VANGUARD 16x8
VANGUARD 8x4
VANGUARD 4x2
8CH 4MP cameras
and 4CH 5MP IP
cameras
4CH 4MP cameras
and 2CH 5MP IP
cameras
Embedded Linux
16CH 4MP cameras
and 8CH 5MP IP
cameras
2GB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mouse, IR Remote Control
Simultaneous Live, Recording, Playback, Archive and Remote
Viewing
Pelco D, Transparent
H.264
NTSC / PAL
16 BNC
Not supported
HDMI, VGA
CVBS
Max 48Mbps
Max 128Mbps
8 BNC
4 BNC
Max 32Mbps
Max 96Mbps
Max 16Mbps
Max 48Mbps
4MP@15fps (per ch) ; other resolution@ 30fps (per ch)
4MP@12fps (per ch) ; other resolution@ 25fps (per ch)
Continuous, Manual, Motion
4MP@15fps (per ch) ; other resolution@ 30fps (per ch)
4MP@12fps (per ch) ; other resolution@ 25fps (per ch)
Time, Event, Motion in Recorded Video
16 inputs
1 output (RCA)
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Alarm
Alarm Input
Alarm Output
Storage Device
Internal 3.5" HDD
External HDD
Storage Capacity
DVD Burner
Network
Ethernet
Protocol
Interface
USB2.0
RS-485
Ethernet
General
Power Input
Power Consumption
Operating Temperature
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight (without HDDs)
Language
16 inputs
1 output
8 inputs
4 inputs
2 SATA HDD
1 e-SATA storage
12TB
Not supported
10/100/1000 Ethernet
TCP-IP / DHCP / PPPoE / DDNS / NTP
2 (1 on Front Panel,1 on Rear Panel)
1 (2-pin terminal)
1 RJ-45
12VDC / 5A
60W max.
-10°C ~ 55°C / 14°F ~ 131°F (10 ~ 90% humidity)
378 x 328 x 49.5mm / 14.88” x 12.91” x 1.95”
3.0kg / 6.6lb
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, German, Russian, Dutch,
Italian
CE, FCC
Regulatory
Functions
Video Pause
Yes
Video Loss Detection
Yes
Motion Detection
Yes
Event Log
Yes
User Interface
GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Control PTZ via OSD
Yes (via both local and remote interfaces)
Schedule Setting
Yes
User Access
2 Levels of User Access Defined
Remote Client System Minimum Requirement
Operating System
Win7 (32 and 64-bit) / Win10 (32 and 64-bit)
CPU
Intel Core I3-2100
RAM
2GB
VGA
Intel HD 2000
LAN Speed
10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps (RJ45)
Web Browser
IE11 and later
1. EverFocus VANGUARD CMS
Other Remote Application
2. EverFocus VANGUARD (mobile app)
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Chapter
7
7. Troubleshooting
If you have problems with the system, run through the following checklist to see if you can solve
the problem.
1. Q: What can I do if the system does not detect the HDD?
A: Check if the power supply system is properly connected and power cord and power cables are
securely connected, and if something wrong with the HDD interface. Or you may check if your
HDD is supported by referring to the specifications or descriptions.
2. Q: I have changed the password but forget the new password, how can I access the system?
A: If you forget system password, please consult with our technical personnel. We strongly suggest
user to set password easy to be remembered and relatively safe. If you have safety requirement,
please do not set too simple password, such as 000000.
3. Q: We see abnormal video signal or even no video signal by connecting the DVR and camera
together. Power supply for both devices is OK. What is wrong?
A: Check network cable at DVR side to see if the cable is firmly connected and if it is worn out and
needs to be replaced.
4. Q: How to prevent DVR from being influenced by heat?
A: The DVR needs to dissipate heat while it is running. Please place the DVR in a place with good
air circulation and away from heat sources to ensure stability and life of the DVR.
5. Q: The remote control doesn’t work while the monitor screen is OK and panel keys are
functional. Why?
A: Operate again by aiming the remote control at the IR receiver on front panel. If it still doesn’t
work, please check if the batteries in the remote control are running out of power. If not, check if
the remote control is broken.
6. Q: I want to take out HDD from my PC and install it in DVR. Can it work?
A: All HDDs supported by the system can be used. But remember, once DVR runs, the data on your
HDD will be formatted.
7. Q: Can I playback while recording?
A: Yes. The system supports the function of playing while recording.
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8. Q: Can I clear some records on HDD of DVR?
A: In consideration of the file security, you may not clear part of records. If you want to remove all
the records, you can format HDD.
9. Q: Why can’t I log in DVR client?
A: Please check if the network connection settings are correct and RJ-45 port is with good contact.
And check if your account and password are correctly input.
10. Q: Why can’t I find any records during playback?
A: Please check if the data line connection for HDD is OK and system time is properly adjusted. Try
a few times and restart. If it still doesn’t work, check if the HDD is broken.
11. Q: Why doesn’t dynamic detection work?
A: Please check if the motion detection alarm setting at IP camera side is correct and if the
sensitivity is set too low.
12. Q: Why doesn’t alarm work?
A: Please check if the alarm setting, alarm connection and alarm input signals are correct.
13. Q: Why does buzzer keep alarming?
A: Please check the alarm setting, check if motion detection function is enabled and object motion
is detected all the time and if I/O alarm is set as Always Off. Besides, refer to corresponding HDD
alarm setting.
14. Q: Why can’t I stop recording by pressing “STOP” button or click “Stop Recording” in context
menu?
A: Pressing Stop button can only stop manual record. If you want to stop Scheduled recording in
certain time quantum, please change the setting to No Record. To stop Startup recording, please
change record mode to scheduled recording or manual recording. Then you may stop recording by
the prescribed methods
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Chapter
8
8. Usage Maintenance
1. To shut down DVR, please firstly shut down the system and then turn off the power. Do not
turn off the power directly or HDD data will be lost or damaged.
2. Please keep DVR away from heat sources or places.
3. Clean the internal dust regularly. Make sure the good ventilation of DVR so as to ensure the
good heat dissipation.
4. Please do not hot plugging cables at ports, or the ports may be damaged.
5. Please check the HDD cable and data cable regularly to see if they are ageing.
6. Please prevent the audio and video signals of DVR from being intervened by other electronic
devices, and prevent the HDD from being damaged by static electricity and induced voltage.
7. If the network cable is frequently plugged, it is suggested to replace connecting line regularly,
or the input signal may be unstable.
8. This is A class product. It may bring wireless interference in life. Under this situation, it need
users to make measurements.
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Appendix
A
Appendix A: IR Remote Control
The IR remote control is an accessory to enhance the convenient operation of the DVR. You can
perform all the settings and operations from the remote control.
Key1-8: Channel Select; Numeric Keys
Key9, 0: Numeric Keys
Multiple Display Mode
Enter into Main Menu / Exit
Enter into Submenu
Mute On / Off
1. Parameter Value Increase / Decrease
2. Left / Right
Select / Edit
1. Volume Increase / Decrease
2. Up / Down
Rewind
Forward
Record
1. Stop Manual Record
2. Stop Playback
Pause / Sequence
1. Enter into Record Search Menu
2. Start Playback
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Appendix
B
Appendix B: Recording Backup through EF-Reader
EverFocus EF-Reader is an enhanced HDD reader enabling users to access HDDs / SD cards locally
or remotely and further play back the recordings (depends on EverFocus models). Users granted
with privileges are allowed to log in the EF-reader and operate the specific functions. The EFReader supports AVI, MP4 and AVR file formats. Moreover, the meta data or the GPS data from
the source recordings can also be played back on the Playback Window graphically; or be exported
in .kml (GPS data) files.
The EF-Reader supports various functions including Event Search, Archive, AB Repeat Playback,
Format Convert, Mask, Watermark and etc. To know more about EF-Reader, please refer to EFReader User’s Manual.
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