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INTRODUCTION
THANK YOU
First Alert
WELCOME
Thank you for choosing First Alert for your security needs!
For more than half a century, First Alert has made the home-safety and security products that make
your job easier. Our products are built to the highest standard which has earned us a leadership role
in the home-safety and security product categories. We are committed to serving our customers,
from the professionals who install our products, to the families and businesses who count on them.
First Alert has been helping families and businesses stay safe for over 50 years. By having a First
Alert Security System, you're taking the first step in protecting your home or business from damage
or theft. We're watching, even when you're not.
This manual is written for the DWS-471 and DWS-472 Wireless DVR systems. It was accurate at the time
it was completed. However, because of our ongoing effort to constantly improve our products, additional
features and functions may have been added since that time and on-screen displays may change. We
encourage you to visit our website at www.brkelectronics.com to check for the latest manuals (English and
Spanish), firmware updates, downloads, other security camera products and announcements. You'll find
this product line under Products >> Security Cameras >> Wireless Cameras.
02012 BRK Brands, Inc.
a Jarden Corporation company (NYSE:JAH)
www.brkelectronics.com
All rights reserved. Distributed by BRK Brands, Inc. 3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122. Due to continuing product development, the
product inside the packaging may look slightly different than the one on the package.
BRK Brands, Inc. is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH). First Alert® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust. To obtain warranty
service, contact the Consumer Affairs Division at 1-800-323-9005, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Central Standard Time.
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INTRODUCTION
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
- MAIN DESCRIPTION
Four channel MPEG-4 wireless digital video recorder with 7” 16:9 LCD Screen
suitable for applications such as high-end residential - new or remodel, light
commercial, small business/retail, small warehouse or small grocery.
PRODUCT FEATURES
e 7” 16:9 LCD Screen
2.4 GHz Digital Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Technology
e MPEG-4 Compression
* Supports real-time AV preview and recording up to [email protected] FPS(Single Camera
Mode) or [email protected]/CH (Multiple camera mode)
e 4GB Micro SD Card Included. Supports a maximum of 32GB SDHC memory card.
Simultaneously preview & record from all 4 wireless cameras
e Independent motion-detect recording with adjustable mask zone on any of 4
cameras
o Multiple recording mode selectable (Manual/ Motion-detect/Scheduling)
o User-friendly interface: true color, semi-transparent GUI with notes for selected
menu items
e 2X digital zoom
e 2000mAh/3.7V Lithium lon-Polymer Rechargeable Battery with 3 hour battery life
(Power Saving Off)
e Audio surveillance cameras
e 24/7 Scheduled Recording
e CMOS Color cameras with 25 IR LED’s for up to 60’ night vision
* Camera has built-in IR cut filter for truer color representation
e |P66 weather rating
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INTRODUCTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
(SECT TION 4
SECTION DescRIPTIO NumBER
в Introduction 2-4
2 Safety 5 |
Product Overview 6-8
What is in the Box 6 Ш
3 DVR Controls
| Front Panel 7
Side Panel á Display Indicators 8
a Installation 9 |
Installing Cameras & Setting up the Wireless Receiver 9
System Operation 10-24
Main Menu Screens 10
Camera Setup 11-12
Camera Pairing 11
Camera Brightness Adjustment 12
| Camera Activation 12
| Recorder Setup Menu 13-18
| Record Schedule 13-14
| j Motion Detection Sensitivity 15
| Format Memory Card 15
| Setup Mask Area 16
5 Record Time 16
Playback 17-18
| System Setup 19-22
| Date and Time Setup 19
Power Saving 20
Multi-channel Idle Display 21
TV Out Setup (NTSC/PAL) 22
| Default 22 МИ
Alarm Buzzer 23
Zoom 23 I}
Scan Activated Channels 24
Memory Card Overwrite 24 |
6 PC Playback Software and Installation 25-27
Appendix 28-31
Troubleshooting 28
7 System Map 29 —.
Specifications 30
Warranty 31
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SAFETY
CAUTION STATEMENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Do not drop, puncture, or disassemble the cameras or DVR.
Do not tug on the power adapter. Use the plug to remove it from the wall.
Do not expose the cameras or DVR to high temperatures.
For your own safety, avoid using the DVR when there is a storm or lightning in your area.
Use the cameras and DVR with care. Avoid pressing hard on the cameras or DVR body.
Do not crush or damage the power cable
FCC COMPLIANCE
FCC Compliance Class C Intentional Radiator
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class C Intentional Radiator,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that of the receiver.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for help.
Notice: Only peripherals complying with FCC limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-
compliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by First Alert / BRK Brands, Inc. is likely to result in
interference to radio and TV reception. Changes or modifications to the product, not expressly approved by
First Alert / BRK Brands, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
We, First Alert / BRK Brands, Inc. declare under our sole responsibility that the device to which this declaration
relates: Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Certification
This device contains a radio transmitter. Accordingly, it has been certified as compliant with 47 CFR Part 15 of
the FCC Rules for intentional radiators. Products that contain a radio transmitter are labeled with an FCC 1D.
DISPOSAL
This symbol indicates that it is prohibited to dispose of these batteries in the household waste. Take
spent batteries that can no longer be charged to the designated collection points in your community.
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW
JACKAGE CONTENTS
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Digital Wireless Receiver
with 7” LCD Screen
Digital Wireless Camera,
Antenna and Stand
DWS-471: 1 Camera
DWS-472: 2 Cameras
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THESE PREMISES ARE UNDER
24 HOUR VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
PROTECTED BY
2 Window
Warning Decals
AV Cable
4GB Micro SD Memory
Card with Adaptor
(Brand may vary)
FRONT PANEL
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
DVR CONTROLS
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Power unit On and Off or enable “Mute” Feature. Hold button for several seconds to
turn unit On or Off. Briefly press button to toggle “Mute” On or Off.
Shows status of signal strength, Battery and Power On/Off
Center Button brings up Main Menu. In menus, press to confirm selections
Display: Switch Channel
Menu: Cursor Up
Playback: Fast Forward
Display: Switch Channel
Menu: Cursor Down
Playback: Fast Reverse
Display: Volume Up |
Menu: Cursor Right |
Playback: Volume Up, Switch Display Channel
Display: Volume Down
Menu: Cursor Left
Playback: Volume Down, Switch Display Channel
Display & Menu: Exit or previous screen
Playback: Previous
Playback: Next Record, REC Mode: Stops Recording
Zooms 2X
Turns alarm On and Off
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW
CONNECTIONS & INDICATORS
SIDE PANEL
FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
DC 5V /1A Power Port Connect Power Adaptor.
AV Out Connect to a Monitor or TV through RCA inputs
Reset Powers unit off
Memory Card Slot Insert 2GB to 32GB Micro SD Memory Card (4GB Micro SD Card w/adaptor included)
INDICATORS
ITEM INDICATOR NAME DESCRIPTION
1 Channel Indicator Shows camera channel being viewed
Shows whether Audio is turned On/Off for system
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Audio Indicator
Shows status of signal strength
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6 Volume Indicator Audio volume 1 through 7 pt
7 System Date & Time 01-01-2012 AM1i2:01:01 System Date and Time a
8 Zoom [1X] 200M Indicates Zoom 1X or 2X
9 Recording Indicator O Shows recording is in progress
O Mute Indicator x Indicates recording mute feature is enabled
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INSTALLATION
>AMERAS & WIRELESS RECEIVER
INSTALLING CAMERAS
1. Select the position for the camera and secure the camera stand.
(Screws and anchors are supplied. Use an appropriate screw type
for the mounting surface.)
2. Screw the camera onto the bracket. F—
3. Adjust camera to the proper view angle Make
sure the lens is upright relative to your subject.
Tighten the thumb bolt.
4. Screw the antenna into place on the rear of
the camera. Adjust the antenna to an upright 90;
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5. Connect the power cable to the DC IN of the
camera.
6. Plug the power supply into the electrical outlet.
7. Once the camera is connected, see Camera
Setup, Camera Pairing to link the camera(s) to
the receiver.
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It's important the camera is mounted correctly
to ensure the image is not upside down as the
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SETTING UP THE WIRELESS RECEIVER
Connect the power cable to the DC IN of the receiver.
2. Plug the power supply into the electrical outlet.
3. Once the receiver is connected, see Camera Setup, Pairing (Operating Menus) to link the
camera(s) to the receiver.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
The Main Menu screen is used to control the various functions of the DVR system. It contains the
following sub menu icons: Camera Setup, Record Setup, Event List, System Setup, Alarm Buzzer, Zoom,
Scan Activated Cameras and Memory Card Overwrite.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
CAMERA SETUP
CAMERA SETUP MENU
Select CAMERA SETUP, press MENU key once to enter sub-menu.
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Use /\ V to select the camera to set up (1-4).
Use <I to select PAIRING, BRIGHTNESS and CAMERA ON/OFF
settings.
With PAIRING section highlighted, press MENU key once to
begin camera pairing. Press Pairing Key button on Camera cord.
Pairing LED on camera will blink once then will begin blinking
continuously indicating data transmission is in process.
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System will confirm pairing process is successful with “PAIRED”
displaying on screen. System will indicate pairing process failed
with “PAIRING FAIL” displaying on screen.
Press ESC to return to main menu.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
CAMERA SETUP
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With BRIGHTNESS section highlighted, use AV toto adjust camera brightness.
CAMERA ACTIVATION
Camera Setup-Camera Activation
With ACTIVATION section highlighted, use /\V to enable or disable camera.
Press ESC to return to main menu.
NOTE: Ensure the cameras are paired to the receiver for SCAN or QUAD to function properly camera “ON”
can only be selected when camera has been paired to system.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDER SETUP
RECORDER SETUP MENU
Select RECORDER SETUP, press MENU key once to enter sub-menu.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDER SETUP
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There are three different recording options available to chose from. Press MENU key to switch
between different recording mode.
M: MOTION (REC only when motion detected)
S: SCHEDULE (record between selected times for each day)
X: MANUAL (manual REC)
The system will record video from all 4 channels simultaneously with MOTION, SCHEDULE and MANUAL
record modes. One of the four channels will have audio available. Note: To toggle between recording and
not recording sound with the video image press the “Power” button once briefly. The icon “> will show
on the screen when the sound is muted. See Audio/Video Recording Caution Statement below. The time
slot boxes in the diagram above each represent hourly slots, e.g., selecting AM 10:00 means recording
will occur from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Also if for example, boxes AM 10:00 and AM 11:00 are set to “S”
(Schedule) recording, please note that a continuous 2 hour video file will not be recorded but separate files
depending on the recording time for each file setup, i.e., if set to 2 minutes then 60 clips will be recorded
in a 2 hour schedule recording slot.
While the system is performing MOTION recording, audio will automatically switch to the channel
triggering by motion. Recording cannot be stopped until 30 seconds after recording has started. This
mandatory system operation is designed to prolong the overall life of memory card. To stop recording,
press REC/DEL once. To remove the memory card, please power off the system first.
If SCHEDULE recording mode is set, the system will automatically resume recording 60 seconds after
recording is stopped manually. If MOTION record mode is set, the system will resume motion detection
function 60 seconds after recording is stopped manually.
Recording must be stopped before entering the system main menu and the system will resume the mode
selected in the IDLE DISPLAY SETUP.
NOTE: Recording will not work if there is no memory card inserted into the DVR.
Caution: Audio surveillance in some states is illegal or requires permission from one or both par-
: ties to record someone’s voice. Laws are also different from residential vs. commercial applications.
4 > Some federal, state, and local laws prohibit certain surveillance activities and/or the use or distribution of the
ex E. information obtained from such activities. Prior to using this system, you should become familiar with the per-
tinent laws to ensure compliance with those applicable to surveillance activities.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDER SETUP
MOTION DETECTION SENSITIVITY
Recorder Setup-Motion Detection Sensitivity
Use /À V to select MOTION DETECTION SENSITIVITY section. Use < > to highlight camera for setup.
Use /\ V to adjust sensitivity level: OFF / LV1 / LV2 / LV3 (LV3 is most sensitive). Press ESC to save and exit.
FORMAT MEMORY CARD
Recorder Setup-Format Memory Card
Use AV to select FORMAT STORAGE, press
MENU to enter. Press MENU again to confirm
and begin formatting memory card. Press ESC to
exit. NOTE: If a new memory card is used then it
must be formatted first here before use.
Formatting the Memory Card
When you install a new memory card, you must
format it before it can be used. Clicking the FOR-
MAT STORAGE button will begin the formatting
process. WARNING! Formatting an existing SD
Card erases all data. This step cannot be undone.
SYSTEM OPERATION
RECORDER SETUP
SETUP MASKING AREA
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Masking Area Setup Menu
This screen allows you to setup areas where you do not want motion to be detected. Use AV to select
MASKING AREA SETUP menu. Use <> to highlight camera (1-4) for setup. Use XV </> to navigate
to the grid where no motion detection is desired. Press = MENU key to toggle between mask/unmask
grid(s). Movements taking place inside masked area will be ignored. Continue selecting another grid for
setup or press ESC to save and exit.
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2GB 400 Minutes (16.6 hours)
8GB 1,600 Minutes (66.7 hours)
16GB 3,200 Minutes (133.3 hours) -
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32GB 6,400 Minutes (266.7 hours) -
Recorder Setup-Record Time
RECORDING TIME FOR
Use this menu to set the amount of time you want to record MEMORY CARDS
after motion is detected. Use < > to highlight recording Note: All numbers are approximate and
1.0 Mi (a) are for estimating only. Many factors
period: 2 Min / 5 Min / 10 MIN, press B MENU to confirm. influence actual storage capacities
Press ESC to save and exit. including size of data, quality, aspect
ratio and compression used.
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Playback-Time Grid Menu
Use < D> to select Hour (each block represent one hour time), Press MENU to confirm selection and
enter selected folder. NOTE: Each RECORDED FILE folder is indicated with file start / end time and type of
file recorded.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
PLAYBACK
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that channel only. (See 1 at left).
The channel indicator 1, 2, 3, 4
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recording type effects all four
channels, (See 2 at left)
Playback-Date Detail Events
The type of recorded file (Schedule / Motion / Manual) is indicated by:
S - SCHEDULE Recording: channel selected by user.
M - MOTION channel triggered.
X - CONTINUOUS (Manual) Recording: channel selected by user.
To playback recorded file, use <> to highlight the RECORDED FILE. It will turn to red type. Press
MENU to confirm selection and playback selected file. NOTE: By default, playback display will be QUAD
(displaying images of all cameras paired).
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For single camera display, press MENU once after playback has started to PAUSE. Then use <] > to
select from channel to channel. The channel indicator (bottom left screen) will show the channel number
selected. (See 1 below)
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Video progress indicator (See 2 at right) is
shown by a series of arrows that turn from
blue BP to red B>during playback. Pressing
the MENU will pause playback, The
red arrow will turn to the pause symbol
For other control functions available during
playback mode, please refer to Section
3 - DVR CONTROLS - Front Face (p.7).
Software is included on the CD provided
for playing back the recorded file(s) from
the memory card on a PC.
SYSTEM OPERATION
DATE & TIME SETUP
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Select SYSTEM SETUP and press MENU to enter sub-menu. Use < > to BS, adjust:
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confirm adjustment. Press ESC to save and exit.
Why Set a Date & Time?
It’s important to set the proper date and time before continuing so that you can easily locate recorded events.
Inaccurate dates and times on files may affect their admissibility as evidence in court. In addition, when changing
current time settings, to avoid possible confusion with the time stamps on recorded and currently recording files,
stop all ongoing recording processes before altering the system time and restart recording using the new settings.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
POWER SAVING
POWER SAVING
(Cs)
Power Saving Setup Menu
Select SYSTEM SETUP, press MENU to enter. Use /\ Vto select POWER SAVING.
Use < > to highlight SCREEN OFF AFTER 5 MINUTES IDLE / SCREEN OFF AFTER
10 MINUTES IDEL / SCREEN ALWAYS ON. Press MENU to confirm selection. Press ESC to save and exit.
Power Saving - 5 Minutes Power Saving -10 Minutes
Power Saving - Always On
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SYSTEM OPERATION
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Multi Channels Idle Display Setup Menu
Select SYSTEM SETUP, press MENU to enter. Use /\ Vto select MULTI CHANNELS IDLE DISPLAY.
Use <> to highlight DISPLAY QUAD DURING IDLE / AT 5 SEC INTERVALS / AT 10 SEC
INTERVALS / AT 15 SEC INTERVALS. Press MENU to confirm selection. Press ESC to save and exit.
NOTE: (1) Camera ON/OFF setting in CAMERA SETUP section will affect which camera(s) can be
displayed during IDLE DISPLAY. (2) Audio (single channel at anytime) will be available during QUAD mode
(by default on channel 1 or the next available channel with camera paired to system), single FULL screen
mode (auto switch to channel viewing at the time), or channel triggered by motion. (3) Audio channel will
stay connected until channel switched. (4) If set to 5/10/15 sec. interval then select SCAN ACTIVATED
CAMERAS to achieve this display mode.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
TV OUT & LANGUAGE SETUP
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Select SYSTEM SETUP, press MENU to enter. Use /\ V'to select TV OUTPUT.
Use < > to highlight NTSC or PAL. Press E MENU to confirm selection. Press ESC to save and exit.
NOTE: Changing the TV system may affect display image scale.
LANGUAGE
Default Menu
Select SYSTEM SETUP, press |=) MENU to enter. Use /N V to select DEFAULT.
Use > to select the system language for SYSTEM RESTORE, press MENU to confirm selection and
system will restore to factory default. Press ESC to save and exit. NOTE: While SYSTEM RESTORE icon is
highlighted, the system firmware version will be displayed (example: VER:11.06.11-21:13:09)
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SYSTEM OPERATION
ALARM BUZZER & ZOOM SETUP ;
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Select ALARM BUZZER, press MENU to toggle buzzer ON or OFF. When motion is detected by a
camera, then a buzzer sound will be triggered by the monitor.
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Zoom Menu
Select ZOOM, press MENU to enter ZOOM Mode. Press MENU again to zoom in 2X. When
zooming in use AV < > to select various views. Press MENU to zoom out. In zoom out (1X), use
AV to change available channel. Press ESC to exit ZOOM.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
SCAN ACTIVATED CAMERAS & MEMORY CARD OVERWRITE
SCAN ACTIVATED CAMERAS
Scan Activated Cameras
Select SCAN ACTIVATED CAMERAS, press MENU to begin camera scan mode. NOTE: (1) Camera
ON/OFF setting in CAMERA SETUP section will affect which camera(s) can be displayed during IDLE
DISPLAY. See p.25 for the display interval setup. (2) The system will automatically activate QUAD display if
recording function is activated.
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Select MEMORY CARD OVERWRITE, press E MENU to activate overwrite function and press MENU
again to de-activate. NOTE: (1) One of the following examples will appear on display screen a) 1.89GB -
space available on memory card. b) ERROR - either memory card is missing, locked or damaged. (2) When
memory card is full, the system will display “MEMORY FULL PLEASE FORMAT” on the preview screen if
overwrite is not enabled.
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PC OPERATION
PC PLAYBACK SOFTWARE
PC PLAYBACK SOFTWARE
The Sec24 Media Player is specifically designed to playback on your PC recorded files from the Micro SD
card. You must install the software provided on the CD that is included with your DVR Kit. The following is
an overview of the software.
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INDICATORS
INDICATOR NAME DESCRIPTION
Channel Playback Screen Shows camera channel being viewed
Playback Progress Bar Shows progress of playback file
Play Shows status of signal strength
Pause Shows battery strength
Stop | | Shows Quad, Scan or Single Display mode
Fast Forward & Rewind Naviagate through recorded file
Load В Load Recorded Files
Replay Replay the last file viewed
Channel Select | Enable/Disable channels and audio on playback
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РС OPERATION
PLAYBACK SOFTWARE - INSTALLATION
PLAYBACK SOFTWARE - INSTALLATION
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM of your PC. Click on MY COMPUTER, double click on the drive where the
CD-ROM is assigned by the PC (for example: E:\). In this drive you will find the following icon.
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Windows 7 - Run as Administrator Dialog Box
The following error message will appear if you did not select “Run as administrator” option first before
starting the installation. Please repeat instructions above then double click the icon to start the installation
process. ——
Feature transfer error
Feature DefaultFeature
Component: Files
Files C:\Program Files\Sec24 Media Player),
Error: Âccess is denied.
Error Dialog Box
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PC OPERATION
PLAYBACK SOFTWARE - INSTALLATION:
Follow the screens as shown below to complete the installation process.
| Secz4 Media Player - InstallShield Wizard
Sec24 Media Player - InstallShield Wizard la
Setup Status
Welcome lo the InstalShield Wizmd lor Sec?4
Media Player
Sec24 Meda Player is configuring yow new software nstañalion
The InstalShield Wizard wi instal Sec24 Media Player on
pour computer To continue, chick Next
The following icon should have been placed on
your desktop. Double click the Sec24 Media
Player icon on the desktop to start the software.
InstallShield Wizard Complete
The Installs hield Wizard has successluly installed Sec24
Media Player, Click Finish to exit the wizard
Back Fash
Click on “Load” to import and playback previous recorded files Dc DAN "155 PUE Te oe
(SNX files) already stored on your PC.
NOTE: You will first need to save the files from the Micro SD card
to the PC. Your PC will need to have a Micro SD card reader. If
your PC only has a SD card reader you will need to use a Micro
SD to SD memory card adaptor.
Channel
During playback, all four channels will playback at
once. For privacy, the user is able to manually disable
audio on all channels and/or video on one or more
channels via the CHANNEL section of the playback
software screen.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
с.
System is not receiving power
or is not powering up
SD Card is not detected by the
system
There is no picture on selected
channels/camera picture is not
being displayed
At night, only white appears on
|
the screen
|
A black and white image ap-
pears at night
The system will not record
‘under SCHEDULE/MOTION
detection setting
SD Card is full (0% remaining)
and the unit is no longer record-
ing. “MEMORY FULL PLEASE
FORMAT" is on the screen.
I The recording on the DVR ap-
pears but does not have sound
Channel(s) disappear during
auto or manual scan
|
| Poor image quality
Low or unstable signal
Audio Feedback
PossiBLE CAUSE
Cable from power adapter is loose or
is unplugged. No power at electrical
outlet.
SD Card is not formatted
Camera out of range
Camera not “Paired”
Signal is blocked
The power supply for the camera is not
plugged in
No power being received at the electri-
cal outlet
The camera’s infra-red LEDs shine
invisible light that reflects of surfaces
such as glass causing white light
This is normal operation for night vision
System not set up correctly or memory
card is missing
Overwrite is not enabled
Mute is on
Channel(s) has been tumed OFF
Interference
Antenna direction is limited
Signal has been blocked
Strong radio signal nearby
Strong electromagnetic interference
nearby
Camera and receiver are too close
TROUB
SHOOT
e Confirm that all cables are connected correctly.
e Confirm that the power adapter is securely connected to the back of the unit.
e Confirm power is on at electrical outlet.
SOLUTIONS
e Format SD card per instructions,
e Locate camera closer to receiver.
e (Connect camera through Camera Pairing menu.
e If possible, remove major obstacles in between the camera and the receiver.
Or, relocate the camera to another location.
e (Confirm camera power supply is connected correctly,
» Confirm power is on at electrical outlet
Place the camera on the other side of windows to try to improve the night
vision or place in a well lit area,
® No action required.
Ensure correct DATE AND TIME has been set and the Record Schedule setup
correctly.
e Ensure the memory card is inserted into DVR and formatted
e Enable Memory Card Overwrite or
e Re-format memory card.
e Turn Mute off. This feature is used to record images without sound for legal
purposes. See page 14 for audio recording caution statement and details.
e Tum Camera (s) ON in Camera Setup menu.
e Place the camera and/or receiver antenna at a new angle or readjust its posi-
tion to make an improvement.
e Remove obstacles between the camera and receiver that might affect the
signal (e.g., furniture, cabinets, and walls.)
e Relocate the camera closer to the receiver.
e Adjust the camera antenna and receiver position
If possible, remove major obstacles in between the camera and receiver. Or,
relocate the camera to another location.
Keep WIFI router away from the camera and/or receiver.
Keep active appliances such as hair dryers, heat fans, air conditioners, water
pumps, or microwave ovens away from the camera and/or receiver.
e The camera has a high sensitivity microphone. Keep the camera at least
10 feet away from the receiver. If the camera must be within 10 feet of the
receiver, keep the volume down.
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SYSTEM MAP
SYSTEM MAP
—H{ Channel 1 }
( Activation ]
4 Channel 2 |
| Camera Setup | [ Brightness )
+ Channel 3 e
( Pairing |
| Channel 4 |
+ Schedule
| Recorder Setup Le SD Card Format
| Event is Букс
="
| System Setup A Power Save }—
tao $
= u Language Default ]
Alarm Buzzer
O
Zoom Setup
2X
—
Scan Activated
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Y.
Cameras
Memory Card
Overwrite
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APPENDIX
SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Receiver
Camera
Device PARAMETER
Channels
Screen Type
Monitor Resolution
Video Format
Wireless Parameters
Compression Format
Recording Resolution
Communication Range
Recording Modes
Output
Language
Zoom
Memory Card
Motion Block Mask
Operating Temperature
Operating Voltage
Current Consumption
Battery
Dimensions
Camera Resolution
IR LED's
IR Cut Filter
Weather Resistant Rating
Night Vision
Operating Temperature
Operating Voltage
Current Consumption
Dimensions
SPECIFICATIONS y
SPECIFICATION
4
7” LCD 16:9
800 x 480
NTSC (default)/PAL
2.4 GHz secure digital wireless with 24 transmission channels using Frequency
Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology
MPEG-4
320 x 240
Approximately 500 feet (150 meters) open space line of sight
Manual/Schedule/Motion Detection
Supports real-time AV preview and recording up to VGA @ 25 FPS(Single Cam-
era Mode) or QVGA € 25fps/CH (Multiple camera mode) |
English, Spanish, French
2X Digital Zoom
4GB Micro SD card included. Supports max. to 32GB micro SDHC memory card.
48 (8 x 6 grid) zones to block motion detection
14 °F to 122 °F (-10 °C to 50°C)
DC 5V/1A
860mA (max)
Rechargeable 3.7V 2000mAH (LI-ON); Life: 3 hours (Power Saving Off) |
7.9” (200mm) x 4.8” (122mm) x 1” (25mm)
640 x 480
25
Automatic for daytime true color
IP-66
60° (18m)
14 °F to 122 °F (-10 °C to 50°C)
DC 5V/1A
860mA (max)
4.8”D (123mm) x 2.6”W (65mm) x 2.6°H (65mm) camera barrel only
6.2"D (157mm) x 2.75"W (70mm) x 8.5”H (216mm) w/stand and antenna
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APPENDIX
WARRANTY
WARRANTY
PRODUCT LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., (‘BRK”) the maker of First Alert® brand products warrants that for a period of one year from the date of purchase
(the “Warranty Period”), this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. BRK, at its sole option, will repair or
replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the Warranty Period. Replacement or repair will
be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with
a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser only from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable. In order
to obtain warranty service, you must keep the original sales receipt and proof of purchase in the form of the UPC code from the
package. BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change
the terms and conditions of this warranty.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
Parts and Labor: 1 year limited (warranted parts do not include bulbs, LEDs, and batteries)
This warranty does not apply to bulbs, LEDs, and batteries supplied with or forming part of the product.
This warranty is invalidated if non- BRK accessories are or have been used in or in connection with the product or in any modification
or repair is made to the product.
This warranty does not apply to defects or damages arising by use of the product in other than normal (including normal atmospheric,
moisture and humidity) conditions or by installation or use of the product other than in strict accordance with the instructions
contained in the product owner’s manual.
This warranty does not apply to defects in or damages to the product caused by (i) negligent use of the product, (ii) misuse,
abuse, neglect, alteration, repair or improper installation of the product, (iii) electrical short circuits or transients, (iv) usage not in
accordance with product installation, (v) use of replacement parts not supplied by BRK, (vi) improper product maintenance, or (vii)
accident, fire, flood or other Acts of God.
This warranty does not cover the performance or functionality of any computer software included in the package with the product.
BRK makes no warranty that the software provided with the product will function without interruption or otherwise be free of
anomalies, errors, or “Bugs.” This warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or replacement of any product or software
installed on your computer.
BRK reserves the right to make changes in design or to make additions to or improvements in its products without incurring any
obligations to modify any product which has already been manufactured. BRK will make every effort to provide updates and fixes to
its software via its website. This warranty does not cover any alteration or damage to any other software that may be or may become
resident on the users system as a result of installing the software provided. This warranty is in lieu of other warranties, expressed or
implied, and BRK neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it any other obligation or liability in connection with the
sale or service of the product. In no event shall BRK be liable for any special or consequential damages arising from the use of the
product or arising from the malfunctioning or non-functioning of the product, or for any delay in the performance of this warranty
due to any cause beyond its control.
BRK does not make any claims or warranties of any kind whatsoever regarding the product’s potential, ability, or effectiveness to
prevent, minimize, or in any way affect personal or property damage or injury. BRK is not responsible for any personal damage, loss,
or theft related to the product or to its use for any harm, whether physical or mental related thereto. Any and all claims or statements,
whether written or verbal, by salespeople, retailers, dealers, or distributors to the contrary are not authorized by BRK, and do not
affect this provision of this warranty.
BRK's responsibility under this, or any other warranty, implied or expressed, is limited to repair, replacement or refund, as set
forth above. These remedies are the sole and exclusive remedies for any breach of warranty. BRK is not responsible for direct,
special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty or under any other legal theory including but
not limited to, loss profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or replacement of equipment and property and any costs of recovering,
reprogramming or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with a system containing the product accompanying software.
BRK does not warrant the software will operate with any other software except that which is indicated. BRK cannot be responsible
for characteristics of their party hardware or software which may effect the operation of the software included.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is
limited in duration to the duration of the above Warranty Period. Some states, provinces, or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations
or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state, or province to province, or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
OBTAINING SERVICE
If service is required, do not return the product to your place of purchase. In order to obtain warranty service, contact the Consumer
Affairs Division at 1-800-323-9005, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. To assist us in serving you,
please have the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
After contacting the Consumer Affairs Division and it is determined that the product should be returned for Warranty Service, please
mail the product to: BRK Brands, Inc., 3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122.
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First Alert
©2012 BRK Brands, Inc.
a Jarden Corporation Company (NYSE:JAH)
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
Phone: 630-851-7330 Tech Services: 800-323-9005
www.brkelectronics.com
M08-0425-002
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