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ACTi Outdoor Dome on Straight Wall Installation Guide
Outdoor Dome
Mounting on a Straight Wall
with Flat Surface
(Face Forward)
Installation Guide
For Models:
D7x / E7x / D8x / E8x / KCM-7111 / KCM-7311 / ACM-7411
2014/02/14
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Installation Procedures ..................................................... 3
Step 1: Drill the Holes ................................................................................ 3
Step 2: Open the Dome Cover .................................................................. 4
Step 3: Prepare for Waterproof Installation ............................................. 5
Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable ................................................... 6
Waterproof Solution with Conduit ............................................................ 8
Step 4: Install the Camera to the Wall .....................................................11
Step 5: Connect the Cable(s) ...................................................................11
Step 6: Access the Camera Live View .................................................... 13
Step 7: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus ........................................ 13
Step 8: Close the Dome Cover................................................................ 13
Appendices ....................................................................... 14
Accessing the Camera Live View ........................................................... 14
Focus and Viewing Angle Adjustments ................................................. 22
D7x / E7x Series ................................................................................... 22
D8x / E8x Series ................................................................................... 24
KCM-7111 ............................................................................................. 25
KCM-7311 ............................................................................................. 26
Safety Information ............................................................ 28
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Installation Procedures
Step 1: Drill the Holes
1. Using the supplied drill template, mark the screw holes location on the wall, then drill the
holes and insert the plastic plugs.
2. Determine how the cables will be routed: pass through the wall or along the wall.

If the cables will pass through the wall:
a. Mark and drill the conduit hole location on the wall as shown on the drill template.
b. Remove the metal cap covering the bottom conduit hole of the camera, and
attach the cap to the side conduit hole to close it. Route the network cable to
pass this hole from the wall.

If the cables will be routed along the wall, skip to the next step.
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Step 2: Open the Dome Cover
1. Remove the plastic covering the camera.
2. 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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Step 3: 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. Waterproof Solution with Naked Cable on page 6.

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 8.
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
Conduit Gland
For use with a 3/8” flexible conduit (not
included in the package).
cable (not included in the package).
or
For use with 1/2” flexible conduit (not
included in the package)
NOTE: The bundled conduit gland may vary.
Check the conduit gland that came with your
package to determine if 3/8” or 1/2" is the
suitable flexible conduit size.
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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. Insert the clamping nut into the Ethernet cable.
3. Insert the sealing insert with claw.
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4. Attach the cable gland body to the hole of the camera.
or
Attach to Camera Side Hole
Attach to Camera Bottom Hole
5. If the cable will be routed along the surface, skip this step.
If the cable will pass through the surface, do the following:
a. Pull the network cable through the bottom conduit hole.
b. Insert the sealing insert with claw into the cable gland body and then attach the clamping
nut to complete the cable solution.
NOTE: Make sure the clamping nut is tightly attached to the cable gland body and the sealing
insert is squeezed tightly.
6. Proceed with Step 4: Install the Camera to the Wall on page 11.
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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)
or
For use with 3/8” flexible conduit
For use with 1/2” flexible conduit
Flexible Conduit
3/8” or 1/2" Trade size
Network Cable
CAT 5 or CAT 6
(not included in the package)
(not included in the package)
NOTE: The bundled conduit gland may vary.
Check the conduit gland that came with your
package to determine if 3/8” or 1/2" is the
suitable flexible conduit size.
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 camera;
therefore the use of lock nut is not necessary. Please set the lock nut aside.
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3. 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. The connectors will be attached later after the cables pass
through the conduit hole of the camera.
4. Insert the clamping nut through the flex conduit.
5. Insert the sealing insert and attach it at the end of the flex conduit.
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6. Screw the conduit gland body to the conduit hole of the camera.
or
Attach to Side Conduit Hole
Attach to Bottom Conduit Hole
7. If the cable will be routed along the wall, skip to step 8.
If the cable will pass through the wall, do the following:
a. Pull the network cable and other cables (if any) through the bottom conduit hole.
b. Insert the sealing nut into the conduit gland body and then attach the clamping nut to
complete the cable solution.
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Step 4: Install the Camera to the Wall
1. If necessary, insert a memory card (not supplied) into the card slot of the camera.
2. Align the camera screw holes and the conduit hole (if necessary) to the holes on the wall and
attach the three (3) supplied screws to secure the camera.
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.
Step 5: Connect the Cable(s)
1. If the cable will be routed along the wall, pull the network cable through the side conduit
hole and attach the clamping nut to the conduit gland body. If the cable passes through the
wall, skip to step 2.
or
Using Flex Conduit
Using Naked Cable
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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).
2. Connect the network cable to the Ethernet port of the camera.
NOTE: For models with other connectors (e.g. power adaptor, DI/DO, etc.), connect the
cables to their corresponding connectors. Sample image below.
Digital Input / Output
(DI/DO) Connector
12V Power Connector
Audio Input / Output
Connector
For more information on connecting these cables, please refer to the camera model
hardware manual downloadable from the website (www.acti.com).
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Step 6: Access the Camera Live View
See Accessing the Camera Live View on page 14 for more information.
Step 7: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus
Based on the Live View, adjust the viewing angle and orientation of the camera. Adjustments vary
per model, for detailed information, please refer to the following sections:

For D7x / E7x camera models, see D7x / E7x Series on page 22.

For D8x / E8x / ACM-7411 camera models, see D8x / E8x Series on page 24.

For KCM-7111 camera models, see KCM-7111 on page 25.

For KCM-7311 camera models, see KCM-7311 on page 26.
Step 8: Close the Dome Cover
1. Align the position of the dome cover shroud to the direction of the lens.
2. Tighten the three (3) screws to attach the dome cover to the camera body.
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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.
With the left mouse click 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. Check the firmware version of
the camera to determine which plug-in is necessary:
Firmware Version
Required Plug-In
A1D-500-V6.04.xx-AC or older
Basic VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org)
A1D-500-V6.05.xx-AC or newer
QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/)
The camera firmware version can be found on the FW Version column of the IP utility or access
the Setup page of the Web Configurator (see page 21).
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 parties have 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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To check the firmware version through the Web Configurator, access the Setup page and click
System > System Info.
1
2
3
For further operations, please refer to the Firmware User Manual downloadable from the
website (www.acti.com).
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Focus and Viewing Angle Adjustments
This section describes the procedures in adjusting the viewing angle, focus, and pan direction of
the different camera models under the 4” Outdoor Dome series.
D7x / E7x 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. Move the rotation adjustment to rotate the viewing 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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4. Attach the bundled lens focus tuner unto the lens and turn left or right to adjust the focus.
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D8x / E8x Series
Camera Parts Overview
Adjustment Procedures
3
2
4
1
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the tilt, and then tighten back the screws to fix
the tilt position.
2. Move the rotation adjustment to rotate the viewing orientation.
3. Loosen the pan adjustment screw, move the pan direction, and then tighten back the
screw to fix the pan position.
4. Move the zoom and focus levers left or right to adjust the focus and the viewing angle.
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KCM-7111
Camera Parts Overview
Adjustment Procedures
3
2
4
1
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the tilt, and then tighten back the screws to fix
the tilt position.
2. Move the rotation adjustment to rotate the viewing orientation.
3. Loosen the pan adjustment screw and move the pan direction.
4. Loosen the focus adjustment screw, and move the lens left or right to adjust focus, and
then tighten back the screw to fix the lens position.
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KCM-7311
Camera Parts Overview
Adjustment Procedures
2
3
1
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the tilt, and then tighten back the screws to fix
the tilt position.
2. Move the rotation adjustment to rotate the viewing orientation.
3. Move the pan direction left or right.
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NOTE: If you need to tighten or loosen the pan adjustment knob and adjustment by hand is
not enough, insert the bundled pan bracket wrench into the hole on the knob and then push
it to the left or to the right.
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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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