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ACTi Outdoor Dome (B8x, I8x) on Straight Wall with Accessory Sets of PMAX-0314 Installation Guide
Outdoor Dome
Mounting on a Straight Wall
using the Accessory Sets of
PMAX-0314
Installation Guide
For Models:
B8x
E89
2014/10/24
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Accessory Set Solutions ................................................... 4
Heavy Duty Wall Mount Installation Procedures
(Cable Passing Through the Wall) .................................... 5
Step 1: Prepare for Installation ................................................................. 6
Step 2: Prepare for Waterproof Installation ............................................. 7
Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable ................................................... 8
Waterproof Solution with Conduit .......................................................... 10
Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount ................................. 12
Step 4: Install the Wall Mount ................................................................. 14
Step 5: Prepare the Camera for Installation .......................................... 15
Step 6: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount ........................................ 17
Step 7: Connect the Cable(s) .................................................................. 18
Step 8: Access the Camera Live View .................................................... 19
Step 9: Adjust the Viewing Angle ........................................................... 19
Step 10: Close the Dome Cover .............................................................. 20
Heavy Duty Wall Mount Installation Procedures
(Cable Goes Along the Wall) ........................................... 21
Step 1: Install the Wall Mount ................................................................. 22
Step 2: Prepare for Waterproof Installation ........................................... 23
Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable ................................................. 24
Waterproof Solution with Conduit .......................................................... 26
Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount ................................. 28
Step 4: Prepare the Camera for Installation .......................................... 30
Step 5: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount ........................................ 32
Step 6: Connect the Cable(s) .................................................................. 33
Step 7: Access the Camera Live View .................................................... 34
Step 8: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus ........................................ 34
Step 9: Close the Dome Cover................................................................ 34
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Heavy Duty Wall Mount with Junction Box
Installation Procedures ................................................... 35
Step 1: Install the Junction Box ............................................................. 36
Step 2: Install the Wall Mount ................................................................. 37
Step 3: Install the Power Adapter (Optional) ......................................... 38
Step 4: Prepare for Waterproof Installation ........................................... 39
Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable ................................................. 40
Waterproof Solution with Conduit .......................................................... 42
Step 5: Route the Cable Through the Junction Box and Wall Mount .. 44
Step 6: Prepare the Camera for Installation .......................................... 46
Step 7: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount ........................................ 48
Step 8: Connect the Cable(s) .................................................................. 49
Step 9: Access the Camera Live View .................................................... 50
Step 10: Adjust the Viewing Angle ......................................................... 50
Step 11: Close the Dome Cover .............................................................. 51
Appendices ....................................................................... 52
Accessing the Camera Live View ........................................................... 52
Focus and Viewing Angle Adjustments ................................................. 59
B8x Series............................................................................................. 59
E89 ....................................................................................................... 60
Safety Information ............................................................ 62
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Accessory Set Solutions
Consider the following solutions to install the camera on the wall with the camera facing down as
if installed on the ceiling:
Mounting Solution
Heavy Duty Wall Mount
with Cable Passing
Through the Wall
Must Drill a Cable
Hole on the Wall
Cabling Solution
Cable passes through a hole
in the wall
Yes
PMAX-0314
Heavy Duty Wall Mount
Cable goes along the wall
with Cable Along the Wall
No
PMAX-0314
Heavy Duty Wall Mount
with Junction Box
Usually used when an
external power adapter must
be housed inside the Junction
Box. Cables then exit the
Junction Box through one of
its cable holes.
PMAX-0702
4
No
PMAX-0314
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Heavy Duty Wall Mount Installation
Procedures (Cable Passing Through the
Wall)
Perform the following procedures to install the camera on a straight wall using the Heavy Duty
Wall Mount if the cable will pass through a hole on the wall.
Before starting the installation, make sure that the wall where the camera will be installed can
support more than the total weight of the camera with the mounting accessories and other cables.
Prepare the following materials needed for installation:

Heavy Duty Wall Mount package:
o
Wall mount
o
Wall mount plate
o
Screws for camera
o
Drill Template

Screwdriver

Screws (x4) to attach the Wall Mount to the wall (not supplied, purchase screws
applicable to the wall material where the Wall Mount will be installed)

Ethernet cable

Flexible conduit (as needed)
NOTE: The camera images shown in the succeeding pages are provided for reference only,
actual camera may slightly differ.
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Step 1: Prepare for Installation
1. Attach the drill template (included in the Heavy Duty Wall Mount package) to the wall and drill
the screw holes and the cable hole.
2. Remove the cap covering the cable hole of the back plate and attach it to the bottom cable
hole of the Wall Mount.
3. Route the cable(s)/conduit to pass through the hole on the wall.
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Step 2: Prepare for Waterproof Installation
The camera comes with two (2) glands used for waterproof installation:

Cable Gland: For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet cable. Exterior-grade Ethernet
cables are already waterproof. See Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable on page 8.

Conduit Gland: For use with a flexible conduit. This solution is recommended when an
exterior-grade Ethernet cable is not available or when other input/output devices or
external power adapter will be connected to the camera (select models only). See
Waterproof Solution with Conduit on page 10.
Determine the type of waterproof solution that is applicable to your installation requirements and
prepare the necessary accessories or purchase extra materials.
Cable Gland
For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet
cable (not included in the package).
Conduit Gland
For use with 1/2” flexible conduit (not
included in the package)
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Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable
This section describes the procedures in using the bundled cable gland and an exterior-grade
Ethernet cable.
1. Disassemble the cable gland as shown below:
Body
(with Washer)
Sealing Insert
with Claw
Clamping
Nut
2. Attach the gland body to the cable hole of the back plate.
3. Insert the clamping nut through the cable.
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4. Insert the sealing insert.
5. Skip to Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount on page 12.
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Waterproof Solution with Conduit
This section describes the procedures to waterproof the cabling connections using the bundled
conduit gland and flexible conduit. This is the recommended solution when an exterior-grade
Ethernet cable is not available or if other input/output devices or an external power adapter will be
connected to the camera (select models only).
1. Prepare the following materials for waterproof installation:
Conduit Gland
(included in the camera
package)
Flexible Conduit
1/2" Trade size
Network Cable
CAT 5 or CAT 6
(not included in the package)
(not included in the package)
For use with 1/2” flexible
conduit
2. Disassemble the bundled conduit gland as shown below:
Lock Nut
Sealing Insert
Body
Clamping Nut
NOTE: In this installation, the conduit gland body can be securely attached to the back plate ;
therefore the use of lock nut is not necessary. Please set the lock nut aside.
3. Attach the gland body to the cable hole of the back plate.
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4. Pull the network cable through the flex conduit.
NOTE: For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital
input/output (DI/DO) functions, route the cables without connectors through the flex conduit
together with the network cable. Once cables pass through the conduit hole of the camera,
attach the bundled connectors. For more information on connecting these cables, please
refer to the camera model hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
5. Insert the clamping nut.
6. Insert the sealing insert at the end of the flex conduit.
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Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount
1. Without connecting the cable/conduit gland parts, pull enough length of the network cable
(and other cables, such as power or input/output device, if any).
2. Insert the cable through the back plate and the wall mount and route the cable to go through
the hole marked below.
Using the Cable Gland
Using the Conduit Gland
3. Make sure to leave enough length of cable to connect to the camera later.
or
Cable Gland Solution
Conduit Gland Solution
NOTE: When using the naked cable with the cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough
length of the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the
cable cannot be pulled anymore.
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4. Insert the sealing insert into the gland body and then attach the clamping nut to complete the
cable solution.
Using the Cable Gland
Using the Conduit Gland
NOTE:

Ensure that the clamping nut is tightly attached to the gland body.

When using the naked cable with cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough length of
the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the cable
cannot be pulled anymore.
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Step 4: Install the Wall Mount
1. Align the back plate to the Wall Mount and push the excess cable through the hole on the
wall.
or
Cable Gland Solution
Conduit Gland Solution
2. Secure the Wall Mount to the wall using four (4) screws (purchased separately).
NOTE: Make sure to purchase screws applicable to the wall material where the wall mount is
to be installed.
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Step 5: Prepare the Camera for Installation
NOTE: To avoid scratches or leaving fingerprints on the dome cover, it is recommended to retain
the plastic covering the dome cover until the camera is completely installed. However, the plastic
has been removed on some of the pictures in this documentation to show clarity of the
procedures being described.
1. Remove the metal cap covering the bottom hole of the camera, and attach the cap to the side
hole to close it.
NOTE: Make sure the cap is secured tightly by using tools (like coin) to tighten the cap.
2. With the bundled hex screwdriver, loosen the three (3) screws securing the dome cover.
3. Carefully lift to open the dome cover and place it on the side of the camera.
NOTE: Do not abruptly lift the dome cover; it is attached to the camera with a spring wire.
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4. If necessary, insert a memory card, with the metallic contacts facing down, into the card slot
of the camera.
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Step 6: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount
1. Insert the network cable and other cables (if any) through the bottom cable hole of the
camera.
2. Align the camera screw holes to the corresponding holes on the Wall Mount and attach the
three (3) supplied screws (included in the Wall Mount package) to secure the camera.
NOTE: There are at least 2 different types of screws included in the Wall Mount package,
select the screw type applicable to the camera model.
CAUTION: When using electric screwdrivers, be careful not to touch the internal
camera components while attaching the screws. Since electric screwdrivers vary in sizes,
speed, and force, they may bruise and damage the internal camera components.
DISCLAIMER: ACTi will not be responsible for camera damage caused by improper
installations or the misuse of equipment for installation.
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Step 7: Connect the Cable(s)
1. For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital input/output
(DI/DO) functions, attach the bundled connectors. Below is an example of connecting the
power adaptor terminal connector. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
NOTE: For more information on connecting these cables, please refer to the camera model
hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
2. Connect the network cable to the Ethernet port and the other cables (if any) to the
corresponding connectors on the camera.
Digital Input / Output
(DI/DO) Connector
Audio Input / Output
Connector
12V Power Connector
Ethernet Port
NOTE: The above image is for reference only. Available connectors and its placement vary
depending on model.
3. 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 the following Power-over-Ethernet
example connection diagram.
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Network
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
(Data)
Ethernet Cable
(Data + Power)
PoE Injector /
PoE Switch
Power Cable
AC Power
Source
Camera
In case of using a non-PoE switch, power up the camera using a power adapter (not
supplied). As needed, power up the other connected devices.
Step 8: Access the Camera Live View
See Accessing the Camera Live View on page 52 for more information.
Step 9: Adjust the Viewing Angle
Based on the Live View, adjust the viewing angle, orientation and focus (if applicable) of the
camera. Adjustments vary per model, for detailed information, please refer to the following
sections:

For B8x camera models, see B8x Series on page 59.

For E89 camera model, see E89 on page 60.
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Step 10: Close the Dome Cover
Tighten the three (3) screws to attach the dome cover to the camera body. An example of a
complete installation is shown below.
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Heavy Duty Wall Mount Installation
Procedures (Cable Goes Along the Wall)
Use this solution to install the camera on a straight wall using the Heavy Duty Wall Mount if the
cables cannot or should not pass through the wall, thus the cable will be routed along the wall.
Before starting the installation, make sure that the wall where the camera will be installed can
support the more than the total weight of the camera with the mounting accessories and other
cables.
Prepare the following materials needed for installation:

Heavy Duty Wall Mount package:
o
Wall mount
o
Wall mount plate
o
Screws for camera
o
Drill Template

Screwdriver

Screws (x4) to attach the Wall Mount to the wall (not supplied, purchase screws
applicable to the wall material where the Wall Mount will be installed)

Ethernet cable

Flexible conduit (as needed)
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Step 1: Install the Wall Mount
1. Attach the drill template (included in the Heavy Duty Wall Mount package) to the wall and drill
the screw holes.
3. The use of the back plate is not necessary if installing the Wall Mount on a flat even surface.
However, in case the surface is rough or uneven, it is recommended to use the back plate to
ensure the Wall Mount is sealed from the inside.
Align the back plate to the Wall Mount and install the Wall Mount to the wall using four (4)
screws (purchased separately).
NOTE: Make sure to purchase screws applicable to the wall material where the wall mount is
to be installed.
2. Route the cable(s) to go along the wall.
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Step 2: Prepare for Waterproof Installation
The camera comes with two (2) glands used for waterproof installation:

Cable Gland: For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet cable. Exterior-grade Ethernet
cables are already waterproof. See Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable on page
24.

Conduit Gland: For use with a flexible conduit. This solution is recommended when an
exterior-grade Ethernet cable is not available or when other input/output devices or
external power adapter will be connected to the camera (select models only). See
Waterproof Solution with Conduit on page 26.
Determine the type of waterproof solution that is applicable to your installation requirements and
prepare the necessary accessories or purchase extra materials.
Cable Gland
For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet
cable (not included in the package).
Conduit Gland
For use with 1/2” flexible conduit (not
included in the package)
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Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable
This section describes the procedures in using the bundled cable gland and an exterior-grade
Ethernet cable.
1. Disassemble the cable gland as shown below:
Body
(with Washer)
Sealing Insert
with Claw
Clamping
Nut
2. Attach the gland body to the bottom cable hole of the Wall Mount.
3. Insert the clamping nut through the cable.
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4. Insert the sealing insert.
5. Skip to Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount on page 28.
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Waterproof Solution with Conduit
This section describes the procedures to waterproof the cabling connections using the bundled
conduit gland and flexible conduit. This is the recommended when an exterior-grade Ethernet
cable is not available or if other input/output devices or an external power adapter will be
connected to the camera (select models only).
1. Prepare the following materials for waterproof installation:
Conduit Gland
(included in the camera
package)
Flexible Conduit
1/2" Trade size
Network Cable
CAT 5 or CAT 6
(not included in the package)
(not included in the package)
For use with 1/2” flexible
conduit
2. Disassemble the bundled conduit gland as shown below:
Lock Nut
Sealing Insert
Body
Clamping Nut
NOTE: In this installation, the conduit gland body can be securely attached to the back plate ;
therefore the use of lock nut is not necessary. Please set the lock nut aside.
3. Attach the gland body to the bottom cable hole of the camera.
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4. Pull the network cable through the flex conduit.
NOTE: For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital
input/output (DI/DO) functions, route the cables without connectors through the flex conduit
together with the network cable. Once cables pass through the conduit hole of the camera,
attach the bundled connectors. For more information on connecting these cables, please
refer to the camera model hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
5. Insert the clamping nut.
6. Insert the sealing insert at the end of the flex conduit.
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Step 3: Route the Cable Through the Wall Mount
1. Without connecting the cable/conduit gland parts, insert the cable into the bottom cable hole
and out through the hole marked below.
2. Pull enough length of the network cable (and other cables, such as power or input/output
device, if any) to connect to the camera later.
or
Cable Gland Solution
Conduit Gland Solution
NOTE: When using the naked cable with the cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough
length of the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the
cable cannot be pulled anymore.
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3. Insert the sealing insert into the gland body and then attach the clamping nut to complete the
cable solution.
Using the Cable Gland
Using the Conduit Gland
NOTE:

Ensure that the clamping nut is tightly attached to the gland body.

When using the naked cable with cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough length of
the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the cable
cannot be pulled anymore.
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Step 4: Prepare the Camera for Installation
NOTE: To avoid scratches or leaving fingerprints on the dome cover, it is recommended to retain
the plastic covering the dome cover until the camera is completely installed. However, the plastic
has been removed on some of the pictures in this documentation to show clarity of the
procedures being described.
1. Remove the metal cap covering the bottom hole of the camera, and attach the cap to the side
hole to close it.
NOTE: Make sure the cap is secured tightly by using tools (like coin) to tighten the cap.
2. With the bundled hex screwdriver, loosen the three (3) screws securing the dome cover.
3. Carefully lift to open the dome cover and place it on the side of the camera.
NOTE: Do not abruptly lift the dome cover; it is attached to the camera with a spring wire.
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4. If necessary, insert a memory card, with the metallic contacts facing down, into the card slot
of the camera.
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Step 5: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount
1. Insert the network cable and other cables (if any) through the bottom cable hole of the
camera.
2. Align the camera screw holes and the cable hole to the corresponding holes on the Wall
Mount and attach the three (3) supplied screws (included in the Wall Mount package) to
secure the camera.
NOTE: There are at least 2 different types of screws included in the Wall Mount package,
select the screw type applicable to the camera model.
CAUTION: When using electric screwdrivers, be careful not to touch the internal
camera components while attaching the screws. Since electric screwdrivers vary in sizes,
speed, and force, they may bruise and damage the internal camera components.
DISCLAIMER: ACTi will not be responsible for camera damage caused by improper
installations or the misuse of equipment for installation.
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Step 6: Connect the Cable(s)
1. For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital input/output
(DI/DO) functions, attach the bundled connectors. Below is an example of connecting the
power adaptor terminal connector. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
NOTE: For more information on connecting these cables, please refer to the camera model
hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
2. Connect the network cable to the Ethernet port and the other cables (if any) to the
corresponding connectors on the camera.
Digital Input / Output
(DI/DO) Connector
Audio Input / Output
Connector
12V Power Connector
Ethernet Port
NOTE: The above image is for reference only. Available connectors and its placement vary
depending on model.
3. 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 the following Power-over-Ethernet
example connection diagram.
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Network
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
(Data)
Ethernet Cable
(Data + Power)
PoE Injector /
PoE Switch
Power Cable
AC Power
Source
Camera
In case of using a non-PoE switch, power up the camera using a power adapter (not
supplied). As needed, power up the other connected devices.
Step 7: Access the Camera Live View
See Accessing the Camera Live View on page 52 for more information.
Step 8: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus
Based on the Live View, adjust the viewing angle, orientation and focus (if applicable) of the
camera. Adjustments vary per model, for detailed information, please refer to the following
sections:

For B8x camera models, see B8x Series on page 59.

For E89 camera model, see E89 on page 60.
Step 9: Close the Dome Cover
Tighten the three (3) screws to attach the dome cover to the camera body. Final installation
examples as shown below:
or
Cable Gland Solution
Conduit Gland Solution
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Heavy Duty Wall Mount with Junction
Box Installation Procedures
Use this solution to install the camera on a straight wall using the Heavy Duty Wall Mount and
Junction Box. The Junction Box is used to house the power injector, power adapter or other cable
connections to protect it from different environmental factors.
Before starting the installation, make sure that the wall where the camera will be installed can
support more than the total weight of the camera with the mounting accessories and other cables.
Prepare the following materials needed for installation:


Junction Box package:
o
Junction Box
o
(4) Mounting Screws (Wall Mount to Junction Box)
o
(2) Fixing screws for power adapter
o
Cable / Conduit Gland Connector
o
Drill Template
Heavy Duty Wall Mount package:
o
Wall mount (the bundled wall mount back plate is not needed in this installation)
o
Screws for camera
o
Drill Template

Screwdriver

(4) Screws to attach the Junction Box to the wall (not supplied, purchase screws
applicable to the wall material where the Junction Box will be installed)

Ethernet cable

Flexible conduit (as needed)
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Step 1: Install the Junction Box
1. Attach the drill template (included in the Junction Box package) to the wall and drill the screw
holes.
2. Install the Junction box onto the wall using the four (4) screws (purchased separately).
NOTE: Make sure to purchase screws applicable to the wall material where the wall mount is
to be installed.
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Step 2: Install the Wall Mount
1. Without attaching the base plate, align the Wall Mount to the Junction Box.
2. Attach the four M6x10 screws (bundled with the Junction Box) to secure the Wall Mount to
the Junction Box.
3. Loosen the eight (8) screws to open the Junction Box door.
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Step 3: Install the Power Adapter (Optional)
If a power adapter will be used, install the power adapter inside the Junction Box. There are two
screw holes inside the box that can be used to fix the position of the power injector / adapter or
other cables using the two fixing screws (bundled in the Junction Box). Use them as needed.
Below is an example.
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Step 4: Prepare for Waterproof Installation
The Junction Box has three cable holes that can be used to route the cables. Remove the cap(s)
covering the cable holes as needed. Otherwise, leave the caps tightly screwed to the Junction
Box to avoid water leakage.
The Junction Box comes with two (2) Conduit Glands and one (1) Cable Gland used for
waterproof installations.

Cable Gland: For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet cable. Exterior-grade Ethernet
cables are already waterproof. See Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable on page
24.

Conduit Gland: For use with a flexible conduit. This solution is recommended when an
exterior-grade Ethernet cable is not available or when other input/output devices or
external power adapter will be connected to the camera (select models only). See
Waterproof Solution with Conduit on page 26.
Determine the type of waterproof solution that is applicable to your installation requirements and
prepare the necessary accessories or purchase extra materials.
Cable Gland x 1
For use with an Exterior-grade Ethernet
cable (not included in the package).
Conduit Gland x 2
For use with 1/2” flexible conduit (not
included in the package)
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Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable
This section describes the procedures in using the bundled cable gland and an exterior-grade
Ethernet cable.
1. Disassemble the cable gland as shown below:
Body
(with Washer)
Sealing Insert
with Claw
Clamping
Nut
2. Attach the gland body to one of the cable holes of the Junction Box.
3. Insert the clamping nut through the cable.
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4. Insert the sealing insert.
5. Skip to Step 5: Route the Cable Through the Junction Box and Wall Mount on page 44.
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Waterproof Solution with Conduit
This section describes the procedures to waterproof the cabling connections using the bundled
conduit gland and flexible conduit. This is the recommended when an exterior-grade Ethernet
cable is not available or if other input/output devices or an external power adapter will be
connected to the camera (select models only).
1. Prepare the following materials for waterproof installation:
Conduit Gland
(included in the camera
package)
Flexible Conduit
1/2" Trade size
Network Cable
CAT 5 or CAT 6
(not included in the package)
(not included in the package)
For use with 1/2” flexible
conduit
2. Disassemble the bundled conduit gland as shown below:
Lock Nut
Sealing Insert
Body
Clamping Nut
NOTE: In this installation, the conduit gland body can be securely attached to the back plate ;
therefore the use of lock nut is not necessary. Please set the lock nut aside.
3. Attach the gland body to one of the cable holes of the Junction Box.
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4. Pull the network cable through the flex conduit.
NOTE: For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital
input/output (DI/DO) functions, route the cables without connectors through the flex conduit
together with the network cable. Once cables pass through the hole on the camera, attach
the bundled connectors. For more information on connecting these cables, please refer to the
camera model hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
5. Insert the clamping nut.
6. Insert the sealing insert at the end of the flex conduit.
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Step 5: Route the Cable Through the Junction Box and
Wall Mount
1. Without connecting the cable/conduit gland parts, pull enough length of the network cable
(and other cables, such as power or input/output device, if any).
2. Insert the cable through the Junction Box.
or
Using the Cable Gland
Using the Conduit Gland
3. Route the cable through the Wall Mount and out through the hole marked below. Make sure
to leave enough length of cable to connect to the camera later.
NOTE: When using the naked cable with the cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough
length of the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the
cable cannot be pulled anymore.
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4. Close the Junction Box. Tighten the eight (8) screws to secure and seal the Junction Box
door.
5. Insert the sealing insert into the gland body and then attach the clamping nut to complete the
cable solution.
Using the Cable Gland
Using the Conduit Gland
NOTE:

Ensure that the clamping nut is tightly attached to the gland body.

When using the naked cable with cable gland solution, be sure to pull enough length of
the cable to connect to the camera later. Once the clamping nut is tightened, the cable
cannot be pulled anymore.
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Sample installation at this point is shown below:
Step 6: Prepare the Camera for Installation
NOTE: To avoid scratches or leaving fingerprints on the dome cover, it is recommended to retain
the plastic covering the dome cover until the camera is completely installed. However, the plastic
has been removed on some of the pictures in this documentation to show clarity of the
procedures being described.
1. Remove the metal cap covering the bottom hole of the camera, and attach the cap to the side
hole to close it.
NOTE: Make sure the cap is secured tightly by using tools (like coin) to tighten the cap.
2. With the bundled hex screwdriver, loosen the three (3) screws securing the dome cover.
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3. Carefully lift to open the dome cover and place it on the side of the camera.
NOTE: Do not abruptly lift the dome cover; it is attached to the camera with a spring wire.
4. If necessary, insert a memory card, with the metallic contacts facing down, into the card slot
of the camera.
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Step 7: Install the Camera to the Wall Mount
1. Insert the network cable and other cables (if any) through the bottom cable hole of the
camera.
2. Align the camera screw holes to the corresponding holes on the Wall Mount and attach the
three (3) supplied screws (included in the Wall Mount package) to secure the camera.
NOTE: There are at least 2 different types of screws included in the Wall Mount package,
select the screw type applicable to the camera model.
CAUTION: When using electric screwdrivers, be careful not to touch the internal
camera components while attaching the screws. Since electric screwdrivers vary in sizes,
speed, and force, they may bruise and damage the internal camera components.
DISCLAIMER: ACTi will not be responsible for camera damage caused by improper
installations or the misuse of equipment for installation.
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Step 8: Connect the Cable(s)
1. For camera models that support external power adaptor, audio in/out, or digital input/output
(DI/DO) functions, attach the bundled connectors. Below is an example of connecting the
power adaptor terminal connector. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
NOTE: For more information on connecting these cables, please refer to the camera model
hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
2. Connect the network cable to the Ethernet port and the other cables (if any) to the
corresponding connectors on the camera.
Digital Input / Output
(DI/DO) Connector
Audio Input / Output
Connector
12V Power Connector
Ethernet Port
NOTE: The above image is for reference only. Available connectors and its placement vary
depending on model.
3. 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 the following Power-over-Ethernet
example connection diagram.
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Network
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
(Data)
Ethernet Cable
(Data + Power)
PoE Injector /
PoE Switch
Power Cable
AC Power
Source
Camera
In case of using a non-PoE switch, power up the camera using a power adapter (not
supplied). As needed, power up the other connected devices.
Step 9: Access the Camera Live View
See Accessing the Camera Live View on page 52 for more information.
Step 10: Adjust the Viewing Angle
Based on the Live View, adjust the viewing angle, orientation and focus (if applicable) of the
camera. Adjustments vary per model, for detailed information, please refer to the following
sections:

For B8x camera models, see B8x Series on page 59.

For E89 camera model, see E89 on page 60.
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Step 11: Close the Dome Cover
Tighten the three (3) screws to attach the dome cover to the camera body. An example of a
complete installation is shown below.
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Appendices
Accessing the Camera Live View
Connect the Equipment
To be able to connect to the camera firmware from your PC, both the camera and the PC have to
be connected to each other via Ethernet cable. At the same time, the camera has to have its own
power supply. In case of PoE cameras, you can use a PoE Injector or a PoE Switch between the
camera and the PC. The cameras that have the DC power connectors may be powered on by
using a power adaptor.
The Ethernet port LED or Power LED of the camera will indicate that the power supply for the
camera works normally.
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.
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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
cameras.
In the example below, we successfully found the camera model that we had just connected to the
network.
By double-clicking the mouse button on the camera model it is possible 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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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 http://www.acti.com/IP_Utility
With just one click, you can launch the IP Utility and there will be an instant report as follows:
You can quickly notice 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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Use the default IP address of a camera:
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:
192.168.0.100
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 192.168.0.99
and set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0 by using the steps below:
1
3
2
4
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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 192.168.0.100, 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
192.168.0.101. In case there are 20 cameras selected, the last one of the cameras would have
the IP 192.168.0.120.
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:
Functionality
Internet Explorer
Other browsers
Live Video
Yes
Yes*
Live Video Area Resizable
Yes
No
PTZ Control
Yes
Yes
Capture the snapshot
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
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:
Browser
Safari
Other non-Internet Explorer
browsers
Required Plug-In
QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/)
Basic VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org)
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 192.168.0.100, you can access it by opening the Web
browser and typing the following address into Web browser’s address bar:
http://192.168.0.100
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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Focus and Viewing Angle Adjustments
This section describes the procedures in adjusting the viewing angle, pan direction, and focus (if
applicable) of the different camera models under the Outdoor Dome series.
B8x Series
Camera Parts Overview
Adjustment Procedures
3
2
1
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the tilt, and then tighten back the screws to fix
the tilt position.
2. Loosen the rotation adjustment screw, rotate the viewing orientation, and then tighten
back the screw to fix the orientation.
3. Loosen the pan adjustment screw, move the pan direction, and then tighten back the
screw to fix the pan position.
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E89
Camera Parts Overview
Adjustment Procedures
3
2
1
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the tilt, and then tighten back the screws to fix
the tilt position.
2. Loosen the rotation adjustment screw, rotate the viewing orientation, and then tighten
back the screw to fix the orientation.
3. Loosen the pan adjustment screw, move the pan direction, and then tighten back the
screw to fix the pan position.
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The camera comes with the focus and viewing angle already pre-fixed. However, if you need to
change the focus and viewing angle, do the following:
1. Loosen the zoom lever screw, then move the lever left or right to adjust the viewing
angle.
2. Loosen the focus lever screw, then move the lever left or right to adjust the focus.
3. When the desired viewing angle and focus are already achieved, tighten the lever screws
again to fix their position.
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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.
Trademarks
All names used in this manual are probably registered trademarks of respective companies.
Liability
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.
Cleaning
Disconnect this video product from the power supply before cleaning.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
Do not use accessories not recommended by the manufacturer
Only install this device in a dry place protected from weather
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this video product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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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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