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ACTi Indoor Mini Dome and Mini Fisheye Dome on Tilted Wall with Gang Box Installation Guide
Indoor Mini Dome &
Indoor Mini Fisheye Dome
Mounting on the Wall with
a Gang Box
(Face Down / Face Forward)
Installation Guide
For Models:
D9x / E9x / ACM-3701E
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Installation Procedures ..................................................... 3
Step 1: Install the Gang Box ..................................................................... 4
Step 2: Install the Gang Box Converter ................................................... 5
Step 3: Connect the Network Cable ......................................................... 6
Step 4: Install the Camera ......................................................................... 6
Step 5: Connect to Network ...................................................................... 7
Step 6: Access the Camera Live View ...................................................... 7
Step 7: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus .......................................... 7
Step 8: Close the Dome Cover.................................................................. 8
Appendices ......................................................................... 9
How to Access the Camera Live View ...................................................... 9
How to Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus ........................................ 17
Safety Information ............................................................ 19
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Installation Procedures
This section describes the procedures in installing the camera on a gang box via PMAX-0805
Gang Box Converter. The Gang Box Converter supports 4” round and 4” octagon gang boxes,
which can either be installed on the surface or inside the surface.
NOTE: The gang box and the gang box converter are not included in the camera package.
Before installation, prepare the following:
Gang Box (4” round or 4” octagon)
PMAX-0805 Gang Box Converter
Network Cable
Phillips Screwdriver
NOTE: For simplicity, the camera with fixed lens was used to take the images in the succeeding
sections; similar procedures apply to the other models in terms of installation. Therefore, the
camera images used in the succeeding sections may differ from your camera.
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Step 1: Install the Gang Box
Before installation, note that the gang box must be installed with either of the following
Screw Holes from Left to Right
Screw Holes from Right to Left
4” Round
4” Octagon
1. Remove a knockout on the gang box to route the network cable.
2. Route the network cable along the surface or inside the surface and into the gang box.
3. Attach the gang box on the surface or inside the surface according to the recommended
orientation above.
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Step 2: Install the Gang Box Converter
1. Route the network cable to pass through the hole of the gang box converter.
2. Install the gang box converter onto the gang box using the screws included in the gang box
package. Note which screw holes to attach to secure the converter to the gang box.
Screw Holes from Left to Right
Screw Holes from Right to Left
NOTE: Same screw holes apply when using the 4” octagon gang boxes.
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Step 3: Connect the Network Cable
Connect the network cable to the Ethernet port of the camera.
Step 4: Install the Camera
1. Align the camera screw holes to the screw holes of the gang box converter.
2. Attach the three (3) screws (included in the gang box converter package) to secure the
camera to the converter.
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Step 5: Connect to Network
On the network side, connect the other end of the 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)
connection example below.
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Cable
(Data + Power)
PoE Injector /
PoE Switch
Power Cable
AC Power
Step 6: Access the Camera Live View
See How to Access the Camera Live View on page 9 for more information on how to access
the Live View of the camera.
Step 7: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus
Based on the Live View, adjust the viewing angle, focus, and orientation of the camera.
Adjustments vary depending on model, see How to Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus on
page 17 for more information.
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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.
Final installation should look similar to the illustration below.
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How to Access 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.
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
In the example below, we successfully found the camera that we had just connected to the
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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. 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 (
A1D-500-V6.05.xx-AC or newer
QuickTime (
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 16).
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, 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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To check the firmware version through the Web Configurator, access the Setup page and click
System > System Info.
For further operations, please refer to the Firmware User Manual downloadable from the website
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How to Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus
NOTE: The following procedures are not applicable to E96 (Mini Fisheye Dome) cameras.
1. Loosen the three (3) screws to remove the dome cover.
2. Based on the live view from the camera, adjust the viewing angle with pan and tilt direction
(for Mini Dome models only).
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3. Adjust the focus.
NOTE: Not applicable for E93 / E97 model because the camera is already pre-focused.
a. Attach the focus tuner (included in the camera package) on the lens and adjust the focus
of the lens.
b. Remove the lens focus tuner.
4. Attach the dome cover to the camera and tighten the three (3) screws.
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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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