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ACTi Bullet Camera (B4x, I4x) on Dropped Ceiling with Ceiling Bracket Installation Guide
Bullet with Integrated
Bracket (B4x)
Mounting on a Dropped Ceiling
using the Ceiling Bracket
Installation Guide
For Models:
B41, B44, B45, B47
2014/05/06
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Installation Procedures ..................................................... 3
Step 1: Disconnect the Ethernet Cable .................................................... 3
Step 2: Remove the Integrated Bracket ................................................... 4
Step 3: Insert the Cable Through the Ceiling Bracket ............................ 6
Step 4: Connect the Cable to the Camera ............................................... 8
Step 5: Attach the Ceiling Bracket to the Camera................................... 9
Step 6: Install the Camera to the Ceiling ............................................... 10
Step 7: Waterproof and Connect the Network Cable .............................11
Step 8: Connect to Network .....................................................................11
Step 9: Access the Camera Live View ....................................................11
Step 10: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus ...................................... 12
Waterproof Solution Using the “Pigtail” ........................ 13
How to Use the Female Cable Gland...................................................... 14
How to Use the Female Conduit Gland .................................................. 17
Appendices ....................................................................... 21
How to Access the Camera Live View .................................................... 21
Safety Information ............................................................ 28
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Installation Procedures
The camera comes with an integrated bracket used for wall installations. To mount the camera on
the ceiling, replace the integrated bracket with the Ceiling Bracket (PMAX-1300).
NOTE: Screws for ceiling installation are not supplied with the camera or the ceiling bracket
package. Purchase applicable screws separately according to the material of the ceiling where
the camera will be installed.
IMPORTANT! Before installation, make sure the ceiling can bear more than the weight of the
camera and its bracket.
Step 1: Disconnect the Ethernet Cable
Before replacing the integrated bracket, the network cable or “pigtail” must be disconnected and
removed from the camera first.
1. Loosen the four (4) screws to remove the back cover of the camera.
2. Disconnect the network cable from the Ethernet port and let it loose.
NOTE: This network cable is the other end of the “pigtail”.
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Step 2: Remove the Integrated Bracket
1. Using the bundled camera base wrench, detach the two (2) screws to remove the bracket.
2. Remove the clamping nut and sealing insert.
3. Pull the “pigtail” from the camera.
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4. Remove the sealing insert and clamping nut from the cable, and then pull out the “pigtail”
from the bracket.
5. Loosen the two (2) screws using the bundled bracket wrench to detach the bracket (B) from
the main bracket (A).
A
B
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Step 3: Insert the Cable Through the Ceiling Bracket
1. Determine how the cable will be routed: pass through the ceiling or along the ceiling.

If the cable will pass through the ceiling, insert the “pigtail” through the top hole of
the ceiling bracket.

If the cable will be routed along the ceiling, insert the “pigtail” through the side
hole of the ceiling bracket.
2. Insert the “pigtail” through the main bracket.
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3. Insert the clamping nut into the Ethernet cable.
4. Insert the sealing insert with the claw.
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Step 4: Connect the Cable to the Camera
1. Insert the Ethernet cable through the bottom hole of the camera.
2. Pull the cable towards the back of the camera, and then connect the cable to the Ethernet
port.
3. Tighten the four (4) screws to attach the back cover to the camera.
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Step 5: Attach the Ceiling Bracket to the Camera
1. Insert the sealing insert through the gland body and attach the clamping nut.
NOTE: Make sure the clamping nut is tightly attached to the gland body and the sealing
insert is squeezed tightly.
2. Secure the two (2) screws using the bundled bracket wrench to attach the main bracket to the
camera.
3. Push the excess length of cable through the ceiling bracket and align the ceiling bracket to
the main bracket.
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4. Tighten the two (2) screws to secure the ceiling bracket to the main bracket.
Step 6: Install the Camera to the Ceiling
If necessary, drill the screw holes using the supplied drill template. If the cable will pass through
the ceiling, drill the cable hole and route the network end of the camera through that cable hole.
Otherwise, simply attach the camera to the ceiling using four (4) screws.
NOTE: Screws for ceiling installation are not supplied with the camera nor the ceiling bracket
package. Purchase applicable screws separately according to the material of the ceiling where
the camera will be installed.
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Step 7: Waterproof and Connect the Network Cable
See Waterproof Solution Using the “Pigtail” on page 13.
Step 8: 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.
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).
See the camera Hardware Manual, downloaded from our website (www.acti.com) for more
information on connecting other devices.
Step 9: Access the Camera Live View
See How to Access the Camera Live View on page 21.
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Step 10: Adjust the Viewing Angle and Focus
Based on the camera live view, adjust the camera viewing angle. Do the following:
Tilt Adjustment
Screw
Pan Adjustment Screw
Using the bundled bracket wrench, do the following:
1. Loosen the tilt adjustment screws, adjust the camera tilt, and then tighten back the screws to
fix the tilt position.
2. Loosen the pan adjustment screw, move the pan direction, and then tighten back the screw
to fix the pan position.
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Waterproof Solution Using the “Pigtail”
The camera and the pre-installed network cable, “pigtail”, are resistant to salt, water, weak acid,
alcohol, oil, grease and other common solvents. However, users must ensure that the cable
connection and the network side cable itself are also protected from different environmental
factors.
When using a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch or injector, connecting the network cable
through the “pigtail” is recommended. In this case, there are two waterproofing methods.
Bundled Accessory
Description
Female Cable Gland
Use this solution when connecting an Exterior-grade
Ethernet cable between the camera and a
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch or injector. See How to
Use the Female Cable Gland on page 14.
Female Conduit Gland
Use this solution when connecting a standard indoor
Ethernet cable between the camera and a
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch / injector. A flexible
conduit (trade size 1/2”) is required to house the Ethernet
cable. See How to Use the Female Conduit Gland on
page 17 .
NOTE: The flex conduit is not included in the package
and must be purchased separately.
If other devices, such as a power adapter, digital or audio input or output devices will be
connected to the camera, or in some cases, users may require the use of specific cables with
customized length, use the back connectors of the camera to connect the cables. See the
camera Hardware Manual downloadable from our website (www.acti.com) for more cabling
information.
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How to Use the Female Cable Gland
This section describes how to waterproof the cable-out or “pigtail” of the camera using the
bundled female cable gland. An exterior-grade Ethernet cable is required. The camera may or
may not have to be installed first before doing the cable connections (see related installation
procedures for details).
Before connection, prepare the following materials:
Female Cable Gland
(included in the camera package)
Exterior-Grade Ethernet Cable
(not included in the package)
NOTE: Exterior-grade cables are
already waterproof. Not included in
the package.
Washer
(included in the camera package)
Perform the following to waterproof the “pigtail” using the female cable gland:
1. Disassemble the female cable gland as shown below:
Cable Gland
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2. Insert the clamping nut into the Ethernet cable.
3. Insert the sealing insert with claw.
4. Insert the gland body into the Ethernet cable.
5. On the “pigtail” side, insert the washer into the “pigtail”.
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6. Connect the Ethernet cable connector to the “pigtail” connector.
7. Attach the gland body to the “pigtail”.
NOTE: Make sure the gland body is tightly attached to the “pigtail” and the washer is secured
between them.
8. Insert the sealing insert 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.
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How to Use the Female Conduit Gland
This section describes how to waterproof the cable-out or “pigtail” of the camera using the
bundled female conduit gland and flexible conduit. This is the recommended solution if an
exterior-grade Ethernet cable is not available. The camera may or may not have to be installed
first before doing the cable connections (see related installation procedures for details).
Before connection, prepare the following materials:
Flexible Conduit
1/2" Trade size
(not included in the package)
Female Conduit Gland
(included in the camera package)
NOTE: Not included in the package.
Ethernet Cable
CAT 5 or CAT 6
(not included in the package)
Washer
(included in the camera package)
Perform the following to waterproof the “pigtail” using the female conduit gland:
1. Disassemble the female conduit gland as shown below:
Cable Gland
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2. Pull the Ethernet cable through the flex conduit. Leave enough length of the cable outside the
flex conduit.
3. Insert the clamping nut into through the flex conduit.
4. Insert the sealing nut and fix it at the end of the flex conduit.
5. Insert the gland body into the Ethernet cable.
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6. On the “pigtail” side, insert the washer into the “pigtail”.
7. Connect the Ethernet cable connector to the “pigtail” connector.
8. Attach the gland body to the “pigtail”.
NOTE: Make sure the gland body is tightly attached to the “pigtail” and the washer is secured
between them.
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9. Push the flex conduit and insert the sealing nut into the gland body.
NOTE: Make sure the clamping nut is tightly attached to the cable gland body and the sealing
insert is squeezed tightly.
10. Attach the clamping nut to complete the cable solution.
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Appendices
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 adapter.
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
* QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/) has to be installed in PC first before
using any non-Internet Explorer browsers to be able to get live video feed from the camera with
those browsers. It is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player.
Disclaimer Notice: The camera manufacturer does not guarantee the compatibility of its cameras
with QuickTime – since it is a third party software, 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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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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