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ACTi Outdoor Mini Dome and Mini Fisheye Dome on Straight Wall Installation Guide
Outdoor Mini Dome &
Outdoor Mini Fisheye Dome
Mounting on the Wall
with Flat Surface (Face Down)
Installation Guide
For Models:
E9xx / E9xxM
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Installation Procedures
Step 1: Prepare for Installation ........................................................ 3
Step 2: Open the Dome Cover ......................................................... 4
Step 3: Route the Cables ................................................................. 5
Step 4: Install the Camera ................................................................ 6
Step 5: Waterproof the Cable Connection ...................................... 7
M12 Ethernet Cable (for E9xxM models only) ................................ 7
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable (for E9xx models only) ................................ 8
Step 6: Connect to Network ........................................................... 11
Step 7: Access the Camera Live View ........................................... 11
Step 8: Close the Dome Cover....................................................... 12
Other Adjustments
How to Adjust the Fisheye View Orientation
(for E919, E921, E923 only) ........................................................ 13
Accessing the Camera
Configure the IP Addresses ........................................................... 14
Using DHCP Server to Assign IP Addresses ................................ 14
Using the Default Camera IP Address.......................................... 16
Access the Camera......................................................................... 18
Safety Information
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Installation Procedures
This section describes procedures in mounting the camera on a flat surface.
NOTE: The camera images on this documentation are for reference only and may be different
from the actual camera.
Step 1: Prepare for Installation
1. Before installing the camera, prepare the additional accessories required for installation.
E9xx Models
Exterior-grade Ethernet Cable with
E9xxM Models
Exterior-grade Ethernet Cable with
RJ-45 connector (not included; can be
Waterproof M12 Male Connector,
purchased from
D-coding and PoE type A (not included;
local stores)
can be purchased from local stores)
Bundled Cable Gland
2. Depending on the material of the surface where the camera will be installed, it may be
necessary to drill the three (3) screw holes and use the supplied screw tox. In this case,
attach the bundled drill template on the surface and drill the screw holes.
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Step 2: Open the Dome Cover
1. Loosen the three (3) screws using the bundled hex screwdriver.
2. Lift to remove the dome cover.
The dome cover is attached to the camera body by a string, do not abruptly lift the
dome cover!
A desiccant bag is attached underneath the dome cover. DO NOT remove the
desiccant bag to keep the camera interior parts dry.
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Step 3: Route the Cables
Determine whether the cable will pass through a hole on the surface or be routed along the
If the cable will pass through a hole on the surface:
1. Drill the hole for the cable on the surface.
Drill cable hole
within this block.
2. Route the cable from the network side through the hole and connect it to the Ethernet port of
the camera.
NOTE: If the camera will be installed outdoors or in places wherein environmental factors
change drastically, make sure to waterproof the cable connection; see Step 5: Waterproof
the Cable Connection on page 7 for instructions.
3. Push the cable through the the hole on the surface.
If the cable will be routed along the surface
1. Pull the tab to slide it off from the dome cover.
2. Route the camera cable through the gap on the camera cover.
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Step 4: Install the Camera
1. If necessary, insert a memory card into the memory card slot of the camera. See Error!
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2. Install the camera to the surface using the three (3) bundled screws.
NOTE: Please make sure the screw is flat on the plate.
WARNING ! When using electric drills, be careful not to touch the rubber next to the screw
holes with the drill to avoid damaging the rubber.
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Step 5: Waterproof the Cable Connection
Depending on the camera model, the Ethernet cable or the “pigtail” of the camera may either
have the RJ-45 or M12 connector.
M12 Ethernet Cable (for E9xxM models only)
Typical M12 Ethernet cable has waterproof connection. Simply connect and screw the cable
connectors to make the connection waterproof.
Make sure the connectors are secured tightly.
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RJ-45 Ethernet Cable (for E9xx models only)
When using the RJ-45 Ethernet cable, follow the procedures below to waterproof the cable
1. Detach the cable gland as shown below.
Gland Body
Clamping Nut
Sealing Rubber and Claw
2. On the network side cable, insert the clamping nut through the Ethernet cable.
3. Insert the sealing rubber and claw through the Ethernet cable.
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4. Make sure the bundled rubber ring is completely aligned on the gap on the gland body.
5. Attach the gland body to the Ethernet port of the camera.
Make sure the rubber ring is completely aligned and flat on the gland body to avoid
possible water leakage.
6. Connect the RJ-45 connector of the network cable to the Ethernet port of the camera.
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7. Insert the sealing rubber and claw into the cable gland body.
8. Attach the clamping nut to the cable gland body. Make sure the clamping nut is tightly
secured and the rubber is squeezed in to avoid water leakage.
ACTi will not be responsible for camera damage caused by water entering the
cable connections.
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Step 6: Connect to Network
Connect the other end of the network cable to a switch or injector. Then, connect the switch or
injector to a network or PC and a power source. See Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) example
connection diagram below.
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
(Data + Power)
PoE Injector /
PoE Switch
Power Cable
AC Power
Step 7: Access the Camera Live View
See Accessing the Camera on page 14 for more information on how to access the Live View of
the camera.
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Step 8: Close the Dome Cover
1. Align cable tab side of the dome cover to the direction of the network cable.
2. Tighten the three (3) screws using the supplied hex screwdriver to attach the dome cover.
3. Remove the thin film.
Final installation should look similar to the illustration below.
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Other Adjustments
How to Adjust the Fisheye View Orientation
(for E919, E921, E923 only)
1. Open the dome cover.
2. Loosen the three (3) screws securing the lens.
3. Turn the lens to adjust the viewing orientation. The arrow on the lens indicates the top side
4. Once done, tighten the three (3) screws to fix the lens position.
5. Close the dome cover.
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Accessing the Camera
Configure the IP Addresses
In order to be able to communicate with the camera from your PC, both the camera and the PC
have to be within the same network segment. In most cases, it means that they both should have
very similar IP addresses, where only the last number of the IP address is different from each
other. There are 2 different approaches to IP Address management in Local Area Networks – by
DHCP Server or Manually.
Using DHCP Server to Assign IP Addresses
If you have connected the computer and the camera into the network that has a DHCP server
running, then you do not need to configure the IP addresses at all – both the camera and the PC
would request a unique IP address from DHCP server automatically. In such case, the camera
will immediately be ready for the access from the PC. The user, however, might not know the IP
address of the camera yet. It is necessary to know the IP address of the camera in other to be
able to access it by using a Web browser.
The quickest way to discover the cameras in the network is to use the simplest network
search, built in the Windows system – just by pressing the “Network” icon, all the cameras of the
local area network will be discovered by Windows thanks to the UPnP function support of our
In the example below, we successfully found the camera that we had just connected to the
By double-clicking with the left mouse on the camera model, it is possible to automatically launch
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the default browser of the PC with the IP address of the target camera filled in the address bar of
the browser already.
If you work with our cameras regularly, then there is even a better way to discover the
cameras in the network – by using IP Utility. The IP Utility is a light software tool that can not
only discover the cameras, but also list lots of valuable information, such as IP and MAC
addresses, serial numbers, firmware versions, etc, and allows quick configuration of multiple
devices at the same time.
The IP Utility can be downloaded for free from
With just one click, you can launch the IP Utility and there will be an instant report as follows:
You can quickly see the camera model in the list. Click on the IP address to automatically launch
the default browser of the PC with the IP address of the target camera filled in the address bar of
the browser already.
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Using the Default Camera IP Address
If there is no DHCP server in the given network, the user may have to assign the IP addresses to
both PC and camera manually to make sure they are in the same network segment.
When the camera is plugged into network and it does not detect any DHCP services, it will
automatically assign itself a default IP:
Whereas the default port number would be 80. In order to access that camera, the IP address of
the PC has to be configured to match the network segment of the camera.
Manually adjust the IP address of the PC:
In the following example, based on Windows 7, we will configure the IP address to
and set Subnet Mask to by using the steps below:
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Manually adjust the IP addresses of multiple cameras:
If there are more than 1 camera to be used in the same local area network and there is no DHCP
server to assign unique IP addresses to each of them, all of the cameras would then have the
initial IP address of, which is not a proper situation for network devices – all the IP
addresses have to be different from each other. The easiest way to assign cameras the IP
addresses is by using IP Utility:
With the procedure shown above, all the cameras will have unique IP addresses, starting from In case there are 20 cameras selected, the last one of the cameras would have
the IP
Later, by pressing the “Refresh” button of the IP Utility, you will be able to see the list of cameras
with their new IP addresses.
Please note that it is also possible to change the IP addresses manually by using the Web
browser. In such case, please plug in only one camera at a time, and change its IP address by
using the Web browser before plugging in the next one. This way, the Web browser will not be
confused about two devices having the same IP address at the same time.
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Access the Camera
Now that the camera and the PC are both having their unique IP addresses and are under the
same network segment, it is possible to use the Web browser of the PC to access the camera.
You can use any of the browsers to access the camera, however, the full functionality is
provided only for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The browser functionality comparison:
Internet Explorer
Other browsers
Live Video
Live Video Area Resizable
PTZ Control
Capture the snapshot
Video overlay based configuration (Motion
Detection regions, Privacy Mask regions)
All the other configurations
* When using non-Internet Explorer browsers, free third-party software plug-ins must be installed
to the PC first to be able to get the live video feed from the camera:
Other non-Internet Explorer
Required Plug-In
QuickTime (
Basic VLC Media Player (
Disclaimer Notice: The camera manufacturer does not guarantee the compatibility of its cameras
with VLC player or QuickTime – since these are third party softwares. The third party has the right
to modify their utility any time which might affect the compatibility. In such cases, please use
Internet Explorer browser instead.
When using Internet Explorer browser, the ActiveX control for video stream management will be
downloaded from the camera directly – the user just has to accept the use of such control when
prompted so. No other third party utilities are required to be installed in such case.
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The following examples in this manual are based on Internet Explorer browser in order to
cover all functions of the camera.
Assuming that the camera’s IP address is, you can access it by opening the Web
browser and typing the following address into Web browser’s address bar:
Upon successful connection to the camera, the user interface called Web Configurator would
appear together with the login page. The HTTP port number was not added behind the IP
address since the default HTTP port of the camera is 80, which can be omitted from the address
for convenience.
Before logging in, you need to know the factory default Account and Password of the camera.
Account: Admin
Password: 123456
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Safety Information
Read these instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions before using this product.
Heed all warnings
You must adhere to all the warnings on the product and in the instruction manual. Failure to follow
the safety instruction given may directly endanger people, cause damage to the system or to
other equipment.
All names used in this manual are probably registered trademarks of respective companies.
Every reasonable care has been taken during the writing of this manual. Please inform your local
office if you find any inaccuracies or omissions. We cannot be held responsible for any
typographical or technical errors and reserve the right to make changes to the product and
manuals without prior notice.
Disconnect this video product from the power supply before cleaning.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause
Do not use accessories not recommended by the manufacturer
Only install this device in a dry place protected from weather
Do not attempt to service this video product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
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Damage Requiring service
Disconnect this video product from the power supply immediately and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions.
1) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged
2) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the video product.
3) If the inner parts of video product have been directly exposed to rain or water.
4) If the video product does not operate normally by following the operating Instructions in this
manual. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the instruction manual, as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage, and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the video product to its normal operation.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine if the video product is in proper operating condition.
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