Network Cameras User Manual-V2.00

Network Cameras User Manual-V2.00
Network Cameras
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Contents
1 Network Connection ···································································································································1
2 Login ····························································································································································1
Preparation ···························································································································································1
Logging In to the Web Interface ···························································································································3
Introduction to the Web Interface························································································································4
3 Initial Configuration ····································································································································4
Setting the IP Address ···········································································································································5
Static Address ················································································································································5
PPPoE·····························································································································································6
DHCP ······························································································································································7
Setting the System Time ·······································································································································7
Manually Setting or Synchronizing the System Time ····················································································7
Synchronizing with the NTP Server ···············································································································7
Setting the DST ··············································································································································8
Setting Servers ······················································································································································8
Setting the OSD ·····················································································································································9
User Management ··············································································································································11
Adding a User ··············································································································································11
Changing the Password ·······························································································································11
Deleting a User ············································································································································11
4 Live View ···················································································································································12
Live View Toolbar ················································································································································12
Viewing Certain Area of Images ··························································································································13
Using Digital Zoom ······································································································································13
Using 3D Positioning····································································································································14
Adjusting Video Effects ·······································································································································15
Configuring System Parameters··························································································································17
5 Video Playback and Download with Edge Storage ···················································································19
Video Playback ····················································································································································19
Download ····························································································································································19
6 PTZ Control ···············································································································································20
PTZ Control Toolbar ············································································································································20
Setting Patrol by Presets ·····································································································································21
Setting Presets ·············································································································································21
Setting Patrol ···············································································································································23
Setting Home Position ········································································································································26
7 Image Configuration ·································································································································27
Scene Management ············································································································································27
Setting the Default Scene ····························································································································27
Setting other Scenes····································································································································28
Image Enhancement ···········································································································································29
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Exposure······························································································································································30
Smart Illumination ··············································································································································32
Focus ···································································································································································33
White Balance ·····················································································································································33
Defog ···································································································································································34
Lighting Type ·······················································································································································34
Configuring Iris and Lens ·····································································································································35
Privacy Mask ·······················································································································································35
8 Audio and Video Configuration ················································································································36
Video Configuration ············································································································································36
Audio Configuration ············································································································································37
ROI ·······································································································································································38
Media Stream Configuration·······························································································································39
9 Memory Card Storage·······························································································································39
Setting Edge Storage ···········································································································································40
Setting Cache Post Recording ·····························································································································41
10 Alarm Configuration ·······························································································································42
Configuring Motion Detection Alarm··················································································································42
Configuring Tampering Alarm ·····························································································································44
Configuring Temperature Detection Alarm ········································································································45
Configuring Audio Detection Alarm ····················································································································46
Configuring Alarm Input······································································································································47
Configuring Alarm Output ···································································································································48
Configuring Capture ············································································································································49
11 Network Configuration ···························································································································49
Port Configuration···············································································································································49
DDNS Configuration ············································································································································50
FTP Configuration················································································································································50
E-Mail Configuration ···········································································································································50
Port Mapping Configuration ·······························································································································51
12 System Maintenance ······························································································································52
Setting Secure Data Transmission·······················································································································52
Serial Port Mode Configuration ··························································································································52
PTZ Control ··················································································································································52
Transparent Channel ···································································································································54
OSD ······························································································································································54
Transparent Channel Configuration····················································································································54
Viewing Device Status ·········································································································································55
Viewing Storage Status ·······································································································································55
Upgrading the Device··········································································································································55
Restarting the System ·········································································································································56
Importing and Exporting System Configuration File ···························································································56
Collecting Diagnostic Information·······················································································································57
Focus Configuration ············································································································································57
Device Mounting Height ·····································································································································57
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13 Access Using EZStation ···························································································································58
Introduction ························································································································································58
Logging In to EZStation ·······································································································································58
14 Appendix Making Network Cables ·········································································································59
Straight-Through Cable ·······································································································································59
Crossover Cable···················································································································································59
15 Appendix FAQ ·········································································································································60
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Network Connection
Before accessing a network camera (also known as IP Camera or IPC) from a PC, you need to connect the
network camera to the PC directly with a network cable or via a switch or router.
Network cable
IPC
PC
Use a Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cable to connect the network interfaces of the network camera and the
PC. To make a network cable, see Appendix Making Network Cables.
Network cable
IPC
Network cable
Switch or Router
PC
Use Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables to connect the network interfaces of the camera and the switch or
router. To make a network cable, see Appendix Making Network Cables.
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Login
Preparation
After you have completed the installation in accordance with the quick guide, connect the camera to power
to start it. After the camera is started, you can use a Web browser to manage and maintain the camera.
The following takes Windows 7.0 and Internet Explorer as an example.
Check before login
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The camera is operating correctly.
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The network connection between the PC and the camera is normal.
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The PC is installed with Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher.
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(Optional) The resolution is set to 1440 x 900.
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Add the IP address as a trusted site
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http://192.168.0.13
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Clear the check box
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(Optional) Modify user access control settings
Before you access the camera, follow the steps to set User Account Control Settings to Never notify.
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Logging In to the Web Interface
The default static IP address of the camera is 192.168.0.13, and the default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
DHCP is turned on by default. If a DHCP server is used in the network, the IP address of your camera may
be assigned dynamically, and you need to use the correct IP address to log in. Use the EZManager client to
view the dynamic IP address of your camera. .
The following takes IE as an example to describe the login procedure.
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Type the correct IP address of your camera in the address bar and then press Enter.
2.
If you log in for the first time, follow system prompts and install the ActiveX. You need to close your
browser to complete the installation.
NOTE!
To manually load the ActiveX, type http://IP address/ActiveX/Setup.exe in the address bar and press
Enter.
3.
Enter the username and password, and then click Login. For the first login, use the default username
“admin” and password “123456” or “admin”.
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If you log in with Live View selected, live video will be displayed when you are logged in. Otherwise,
you need to start live video manually in the live view window.
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If you log in with Save Password selected, you do not need to enter the password each time when you
log in. To ensure security, you are not advised to select Save Password.
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To clear the Username and Password text boxes and the Save Password check box, click Reset. Other
settings, such as Live View, will not be affected.

Introduction to the Web Interface
By default the live view window is displayed when you are logged in to the Web interface. The following
shows an example.
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2
3
4
No.
1
Description
Menu
PTZ control area
2
Note: This area is available for PTZ dome cameras and PTZ cameras.
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Live view pane
4
Live view toolbar
NOTE!



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The displayed live view interface, parameters displayed and value ranges may vary with models. Please
see the actual Web interface for details.
The parameters that are grayed out cannot be modified. For the actual settings, see the Web interface.
It is recommended that you change the password when you are logged in the first time. For details about
how to change a password, see Changing the Password.
Initial Configuration
You are recommended to complete the following configuration after you are logged in.
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Item
Description
1)
Setting the IP Address
Configure the IP address and network parameters as
planned.
2)
Logging out of the Web interface and logging
in again with the new IP address
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3)
Setting the System Time
Set the correct system time.
4)
(Optional) Setting Servers
Set correct information about the servers.
5)
Setting the OSD
Set the information to be displayed with video on the
screen, for example, time.
6)
(Optional) Adding a User
Add an administrator or operator as required.
Configure other parameters as required after you have completed the proceeding configuration.
Setting the IP Address
Modify communication settings such as the IP address for the camera so that the camera can communicate
with other devices.
NOTE!


After you have changed the IP address, you need to use the new IP address to log in.
The configurations of DNS (Domain Name System) server are applicable when the device is accessed by
domain name.
Static Address
1.
Click Setup > Common > TCP/IP.
2.
Select Static IP from the IP Obtain Mode drop-down list.
3.
Enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address. Make sure that the IP address of the
camera is unique in the network.
4.
Click Save.
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If a gatekeeper or firewall is used in the network, Universal Network Passport (UNP) can be used to
interconnect the network, and the UNP server will assign an IP address to the connected cameras.
1.
Select Enable for UNP Service.
2.
In the Server Address text box, enter an IP address for the UNP server. Select Yes to enable
authentication, and then set the username and password for UNP authentication.
3.
Click Save.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
PPPoE
If the camera is connected to the network through Point to Point Over Ethernet (PPPoE), you need to select
PPPoE as the IP obtainment mode.
1.
Click Setup > Common > TCP/IP.
2.
Select PPPoE from the IP Obtain Mode drop-down list.
3.
Enter the username and password provided by your internet Service Provider (ISP).
4.
Click Save.
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DHCP
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is enabled by default when the camera is delivered. If a
DHCP server is deployed in the network, the camera can automatically obtain an IP address from the DHCP
server.
To manually configure DHCP, follow the steps below:
1.
Click Setup > Common > TCP/IP.
2.
Select DHCP from the IP Obtain Mode drop-down list.
3.
Click Save.
Setting the System Time
You can use the following methods to adjust the system time of your device.
Manually Setting or Synchronizing the System Time
1.
Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the Time tab.
2.
Select Enable for Client Time Synchronization.
3.
Set the correct time zone and system time. You may also click Sync with Computer Time to
synchronize the time settings of your camera with that of your PC.
4.
Click Save.
Synchronizing with the NTP Server
1.
Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the Time tab.
2.
Select Enable for NTP, and then enter the IP address of the NTP server.
3.
Click Save. The camera will periodically synchronize time with the NTP server.
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Setting the DST
1.
Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the DST tab.
2.
Select Enable DST, set the start time, end time, and DST bias.
3.
Click Save.
Setting Servers
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
If the camera is managed by a central server, you need to configure the server related parameters.
For details about how to use the BM server, see Memory Card Storage.
CAUTION!



If the device ID, protocol or server IP is changed, the camera will restart, and the login password for admin
and the system time will be updated as the settings on the central management server. In addition, all
settings, except the following, will be restored to factory defaults: network interface card, server, image,
OSD, privacy mask, custom information, and ROI.
Registration will fail if the device ID is different from that stored on the central management server. You
need to restart the camera in order for the registration to succeed.
If the camera operates independently, select None for Protocol.
Connect via the IMOS protocol
1.
Click Setup > Common > Server, and then click the Management Server tab.
2.
In the Device ID text box, enter an ID that is unique in the network.
3.
Select IMOS from the Protocol drop-down list.
4.
Enter the correct IP address and port number for the central management server.
5.
Click Save.
Connect via other protocols
1.
Click Setup > Common > Server, and then click the Management Server tab.
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2.
In the Device ID text box, enter an ID that is unique in the network.
3.
Select Other from the Protocol drop-down list.
4.
Set other parameters for the server. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description
VISS
Protocol used to connect to the VISS platform.
Password
Password used to access the central management server.
Device Name
Name of the network camera.
Server ID
ID of the central management server.
Server IP, Server Port
IP address and port number of the central management server.
5.
Click Save.
Setting the OSD
On Screen Display (OSD) is the text displayed on the screen with video images and may include time and
other customized contents.
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Setup > Common > OSD.
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2.
Select the position and content of the OSD.

Position: Click the desired box in the Live View area. After the cursor shape is changed, click and hold
the button to move the box to the desired position. To set the position precisely, use the X and Y
coordinates under Overlay Area.

Overlay OSD Content: The drop-down list provides Time, Preset and Serial Info. You may also select
Custom and enter the content you want.

After you have set the position and OSD content, the
symbol appears in the Status column, which
means that the OSD is set successfully. You may set multiple lines of contents for each area and use
and
to adjust the sequence of display.
3.
After you have completed the settings, a message appears to indicate the successful settings.
You may right-click in the preview pane and then choose to view in full screen mode or at an aspect ratio.
You may also double-click the preview pane to enter or exit full screen mode.
To cancel OSD for an area, clear the OSD content in the Overlay OSD Content column or select None in the
Position column.
The following shows an example time OSD.
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User Management
Adding a User
There are two types of users in the system:

Administrator: referred to as “admin” in this manual. The default name of the administrator is admin,
which cannot be modified. Admin has full permission and can manage all users and devices. Only one
admin user is allowed in the system.

Common user: referred to as “user” in this manual. User only has permission to play live and recorded
video. Up to five common users are allowed in the system.
1.
Click Setup > Common > User.
2.
Select the desired user type from the drop-down list.
3.
Enter the username and password for the user.
4.
Click Save.
Changing the Password
Only admin can change passwords. Changing the username or password for a user when the user is still
logged in will force the user to log out. The user must use the new username or password to log in.
1.
Click Setup > Common > User.
2.
Select the user from the drop-down list.
3.
Enter the new password.
4.
Click Save.
Deleting a User
Only admin can delete users. Deleting a user when the user is still logged in will force the user to log out. A
deleted user cannot log in.
1.
Click Setup > Common > User.
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2.
Select the user from the drop-down list.
3.
Clear the content in the Username text box.
4.
Click Save.
Live View
Live view means playing live video (real-time audio and video) received from a camera in a pane through
the Web interface.
If you log in with the Live View check box selected, live video appears by default when you are logged in.
You may double-click the pane to enter or exit full screen mode.
Live View Toolbar
NOTE!
The supported live view operations may vary with camera model. For the operations that your camera
supports, see the Web interface.
Icon
/
Description
Play/stop live video.
Adjust the output volume for the media player on the PC.
Adjust the microphone volume on the PC during audio communication
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Icon
Description
between the PC and the camera.
Take a snapshot of the current image displayed on the PC.
Note: The path for saving snapshots are set in System Configuration.
Start/stop local recording.
/
Note: The path for saving local recordings is set in System Configuration.
/
Start/stop audio communication between the PC and the camera.
/
Start/stop digital zoom. For more details , see Using Digital Zoom.
/
Start/stop 3D positioning. For more details, see Using 3D Positioning.
/
Show/hide the PTZ control panel.
Reset the packet loss rate to zero.
Note: After you move the mouse cursor on a live view pane, this button appears
on the floating toolbar.
Click this button to open the image setting page.
Display in full screen mode.
Select a live video stream that the camera supports: main stream, sub stream
or third stream.
NOTE!
You may right-click a live view pane and use the pop-up menu. Some of the menu items are described as
follows:

Aspect Ratio: Set the ratio of images displayed in the pane. For example, to display high-definition images
in the original 16:9 mode, select Aspect Ratio > Scale; To display by pane size, select Aspect Ratio >
Stretch. To display by original image size, select Aspect Ratio > Original.

Video Effects: Set video parameters for live video in the pane to improve image quality.

System Configuration: Set local parameters of the PC.
Viewing Certain Area of Images
Digital zoom and 3D positioning allow you to get more details of certain part of images.
Using Digital Zoom
1.
On the Live View page, click
on the toolbar.
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2.
Click and hold the mouse button, and then drag from the top down to specify an area.
3.
To restore the original image size, click in the enlarged area, or drag from the bottom top.
4.
To exit, click
.
Using 3D Positioning
NOTE!
This function is available only for network PTZ cameras and network box cameras equipped with
motorized zoom lens and PTZ. Please see actual models for details.
1.
On the Live View page, click
on the toolbar.
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2.
Click and hold the mouse button, and then drag from top down to specify an area.
3.
To exit, click
.
Adjusting Video Effects
Adjust video effects for live video in a pane to get better image quality. Video effects of recordings are not
affected.
1.
On the Live View page, right-click and then select Video Effects from the pop-up menu.
2.
Modify the settings as required.
3.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
The following table describes some major parameters.
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Item
Description
Set the degree of brightness of images.
Brightness
Low brightness
High brightness
Set the degree of difference between the blackest pixel and the whitest pixel.
Contrast
Low contrast
Gamma
High contrast
Auxiliary function for adjusting brightness and contrast.
Overall tendency of colors in an image.
Hue
Normal hue
Other hue
The amount of a hue contained in a color.
Saturation
Low saturation
Dynamic
Contrast
Enhance
High saturation
Used to improve gradation of image. You can choose the Bright mode or Soft mode and
then adjust the intensity.
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Item
Description
Off
Static Clear
On: Bright mode
On: Soft mode
Intended for static images to improve image quality.
Contrast of boundaries of objects in an image.
Sharpness
Low sharpness
Image
Stabilizer
High sharpness
Used to reduce the noise level at night and improve images.
Configuring System Parameters
Set local parameters for your PC.
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
On the Live View page, right-click the pane and then select System Configuration from the pop-up
menu. The System Configuration dialog box is displayed.
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2.
Modify the settings as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description

Processing Mode
Video
Param
Video
Format
Pixel


Real Time Prior: Recommended if the network is in good condition.
Fluent Prior: Recommended if you want less time lag for live video.
Ultra-low Delay: Recommended if you want the minimum time lag for live
video.
Set the video format for images on the PC client.
Note: It is recommended to choose YUV420 if the graphic card of your PC
supports it. RGB32 is only supported by some low-version graphic cards.
Set the protocol used to transmit media streams to be decoded by the PC.
Transmission
Note: After you change this setting, live video will pause and then restore
using the new transmission protocol.

Recording
Record
and
Snapshot
3.


Record
Overwrite

Subsection By Time: Duration of recorded video for each recording file on
the computer. For example, 2 minutes.
Subsection By Size: Size of each recording file stored on the computer. For
example, 5M.
Overwrite: When the assigned storage space on the computer is used up,
the camera deletes the existing recording files to make room for the new
recording file.
Full Stop: When the assigned storage space on the computer is full,
recording stops automatically.
Click OK.
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Video Playback and Download with Edge Storage
NOTE!



Edge storage refers to recording video to the memory card of a frontend device (mostly a camera). Local
recording refers to recording video to a local PC client.
Before you play back video with edge storage, check that the camera has been installed with a memory
card and storage has been configured.
This function is not supported by some models, please see actual models for details.
Video Playback
1.
Click Playback on the home page.
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2
3
2.
Select the date from the calendar.
3.
Click Query.
4.
Under Results, double-click the time period to start playing the recording.
Download
1.
Click Setup > Storage > Record Download.
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2.
Search for video within a specified period. The results will be shown in a list.
3.
Select your video and click Download. The video will be downloaded to your local path from the
memory card (local path can be changed in System Configuration).
4.
Click Open Folder to show the folder where the downloaded video is saved.
PTZ Control
This function is available only for the PTZ dome cameras or a box camera installed on a Pan/Tilt motor.
NOTE!


Some of the lens control functions are applicable to cameras equipped with motorized lens.
The PTZ control buttons may vary with camera model. For the PTZ control buttons that your camera
supports, see the Web interface.
PTZ Control Toolbar
Item
Preset
Description
Select a preset and then click
To add a preset, click
. The PTZ camera goes to the selected preset.
. To delete a preset, click
Select a patrol route and then click
Patrol

To edit a patrol route, click
.

To add a patrol route, click
.

To delete a patrol route, click
to start patrol.
.
Adjust the moving speed of the PTZ camera.
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.
Item
Description
Control the direction of the PTZ camera and release the control.
/
Turn on or off IR.
/
/
Turn on or off the wiper.
Turn on or off the heat.
Turn on or off the illuminator.
/
Turn on or off snow control.
/
Adjust camera focus.
Adjust camera zoom.
/
Turn on or off defog.
Increase or decrease iris diameter.
Shortcut keys for PTZ control. After the mouse cursor changes to one of these shapes
in live view, click and hold the left mouse button to operate the PTZ camera.
Note:
 Only PTZ dome cameras and PTZ cameras support this function.
 These buttons are unusable when you are using 3D positioning or digital zoom.
Shortcut keys for zooming in or out in live view. Scroll the wheel forward to zoom in
or backward to zoom out.
Note: Only cameras with motorized zoom lens support this function.
Setting Patrol by Presets
Setting Presets
On the Preset tab, you can manage presets or perform certain control operations to the PTZ camera. For
more details, see PTZ Control Toolbar.
Add a preset
1.
On the Live View page, click Preset on the control panel.
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1
3
4
2
2.
Adjust the PTZ camera so it goes to the intended position and then click
a number and name for the preset and then click Submit.
Go to a preset
1.
On the Live View page, click Preset on the control panel.
1
2
2.
Click
for a preset. The PTZ camera goes to the selected preset.
Delete a preset
1.
On the Live View page, click Preset on the control panel.
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to add it as a preset. Enter
1
2
2.
Click
for a preset and then confirm the delete.
Setting Patrol
A patrol route is the track by which a PTZ camera follows when moving from a preset to the next. The
length of time that a PTZ camera stays at each preset is configurable. Multiple patrol routes are allowed for
a PTZ camera.
Patrol actions include going to a preset and staying at the preset for a certain amount of time before going
to the next. You can set the rotation direction, zoom, rotation speed, patrol time, and stay time. The system
records the route and adds it to the action list. You may select Keep Rotating so the PTZ camera follows the
same route and patrols repeatedly.
Add a patrol route
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
1
2
2.
Click
.
3.
On the Add Patrol page, enter the route ID and name, and then click Add to add a patrol action. Use
the buttons to adjust the sequence of the actions.
Patrol actions include:

Go to a preset and stay for a certain amount of time before going to the next preset.
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
Rotate at the set speed in the set direction for a certain amount of time, zoom, stay at a set position
for a certain amount of time, or patrol repeatedly if Keep Rotating is selected.
It is recommended that the first action type is Go to Preset.
4.
Click Submit.
Record a patrol route
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
1
2
2.
Click
to start recording the patrol route. You can adjust the direction and zoom of the camera
during the recording. The system records the motion and track of the camera and adds them to the
action list.
3.
Click
to stop recording. In the dialog box that appears, edit the recorded route as required and
then click Submit.
Make a patrol plan
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
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1
2
2.
Click
. The page for setting patrol plans is displayed.
3.
Set the correct patrol time and route.
4.
Select Enable Patrol Plan.
5.
Click Submit.
Start a patrol route
After you have added a patrol route, select the patrol route to start patrol.
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
1
2
2.
Click
for the patrol route you want to start.
Edit a patrol route
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
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1
2
2.
Click
for the patrol route you want to edit and modify the settings as required.
Delete a patrol route
1.
On the Live View page, click Patrol on the control panel.
1
2
2.
Click
for the patrol route you want to delete and then confirm the delete.
Setting Home Position
PTZ camera will return to home position if no operation is made within a specified period.
NOTE!
This function is available for network PTZ cameras only.
1.
Click Setup > PTZ > Home Position.
2.
Select the desired preset as the home position and set the time. To add a preset, see Add a preset.
3.
Click Save.
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Image Configuration
NOTE!



The image parameters displayed and value ranges allowed may vary with camera model. For the actual
parameters and value ranges of your camera, see the Web interface. You may move the sliders to adjust
settings or enter values in the text boxes directly.
Clicking Default will restore all the default image settings.
You may right-click anywhere in the preview pane and then choose Full Screen to view in full screen
mode. Aspect Ratio is used to set the ratio of images displayed in the pane. For example, to display
high-definition images in the original 16:9 mode, select Aspect Ratio > Scale. To display by pane size,
select Aspect Ratio > Stretch.
Click Setup > Image > Image.
Scene Management
Set image parameters to achieve the desired image effects based on live video in different scenes.
If auto-switching is enabled, the camera can switch to the scene automatically when the condition for
switching to a non-default scene is met. Otherwise, the camera remains in the default scene. When
auto-switching is not enabled, the camera remains in the current scene.
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
Setting the Default Scene
1.
Click Scenes.
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2.
Select a scene and then click
based on the scene.
to set it as the default scene. You may also modify image settings
NOTE!


If Auto Switching is enabled (scene settings will be unavailable), the device will switch between the set
scenes. If not, the device will stay at the current scene. The device will stay at default scenes unless the
non-default scenes are triggered.
If multiple non-default scenes are triggered, then the device will switch to the scene with the minimum
number (starts from 1 to 5).
Setting other Scenes
1.
Click Scenes.
2.
Select a scene that is not the default, and then set scene switching parameters. The following table
describes some major parameters.
Column
Current
Description
Displays the scene that is being used.
Note:
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Column
Description


Select an option button to switch to the scene and display the corresponding image
parameters for the scene.
The camera switches the current scene automatically when Enable Auto Switching is
selected.
Name of the current scene. The device provides several preset scene modes. When you
select a scene, the corresponding image parameters are displayed. You can adjust image
settings according to actual needs.

Scene name





Common: recommended for outdoor scenes
Indoor: recommended for indoor scenes
License Plate: recommended for plate snapshot on roads
High Sensitivity: recommended for scenes with low light
Highlight Suppression: recommended to reduce intense car light
Custom: name of custom scenes
Indicates whether to add a scene to the auto-switching list.
Auto
Switching
Setup
Note:
If Auto Switching is selected, the system switches to a scene automatically when the
condition for switching to the scene is met. By default the auto-switching list includes the
default scene.
Click
to set conditions for auto-switching, including schedule, illumination, and current
elevation (angle between the PTZ and the horizontal direction). It means that
auto-switching is triggered only when illumination and the current elevation during the set
time period meet the set conditions. A condition is invalid if both the start and end values
are set to 0.
Image Enhancement
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Image Enhancement.
2.
Use the sliders to change the settings. You may also enter values directly. The following table
describes some major parameters. To compare different effects, see Adjusting Video Effects.
Parameter
Description
Brightness
The degree of image brightness.
Saturation
The amount of a hue contained in a color.
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Parameter
Description
Contrast
The degree of difference between the blackest pixel and the whitest pixel.
Sharpness
Contrast of boundaries of objects in an image.
2D
Noise
Reduction
Reduce the noise of images. The function may cause image blurring.
3D
Noise
Reduction
Reduce the noise of images. The function may cause motion blur (or ghosting in some
applications)

Image
Rotation




3.
Normal: No rotation.
Flip Vertical: Flip the image vertically.
Flip Horizontal: Flip the image horizontally.
180°: Flip the image both vertically and horizontally simultaneously.
90° CW: Rotate the image 90° clockwise. This option applies to corridor mode.
To restore default settings in this area, click Default.
Exposure
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Exposure.
2.
Set the parameters as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Exposure
Mode
Description
Select the correct exposure mode to achieve the desired exposure effect.
Shutter is used to control the light that comes into the lens. A fast shutter speed is ideal for
scenes in quick motion. A slow shutter speed is ideal for scenes that change slowly.
Shutter (s)
Note:
 You can set a shutter speed when Exposure Mode is set to Manual or Shutter Priority.
 If Slow Shutter is set to Off, the reciprocal of the shutter speed must be greater than the
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Parameter
Description
frame rate.
Gain (dB)
Control image signals so that the camera outputs standard video signals according to the
light condition.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Exposure Mode is set to Manual or Gain
Priority.
Improves image brightness in low light conditions.
Slow Shutter
Note: You can set this parameter only when Exposure Mode is not set to Shutter Priority
and when Image Stabilizer is disabled.
Slowest
Shutter
Set the slowest shutter speed that the camera can use during exposure.
Compensation
Note: You can set this parameter only when Slow Shutter is set to On.
Adjust the compensation value as required to achieve the desired effects.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Exposure Mode is not set to Manual.
Set the way the camera measures the intensity of light.
Center-Weighted Average Metering: Measure light mainly in the central part of images.
 Evaluative Metering: Measure light in the customized area of images.
 Highlight compensation: Ignore the brightness of the overexposed area of images. But
selecting this setting will decrease the overall brightness of the image.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Exposure Mode is not set to Manual.

Metering
Control

Day/Night
Mode



Day/Night
Sensitivity
Automatic: The camera outputs the optimum images according to the light condition. In
this mode, the camera can switch between night mode and day mode automatically.
Night: The camera provides high-quality black and white images using the existing light
Day: The camera provides high-quality color images using the existing light.
Input Boolean: The camera switches between day mode and night mode based on the
alarm input.
Light threshold for switching between day mode and night mode. A higher sensitivity means
that the camera is more sensitive to the change of light and becomes more easily to switch
between day mode and night mode.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Day/Night Mode is set to Automatic.
Day/Night
Switching(s)
Set the length of time before the camera switches between day mode and night mode after
the conditions for switching are met.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Day/Night Mode is set to Automatic.
Enable WDR to distinguish the bright and dark areas in the same image.
WDR
Note: You can set this parameter only when Exposure Mode is neither Customize nor
Manual and when Image Stabilizer is disabled.
After enabling the WDR function, you can improve the image by adjusting the WDR level.
WDR Level
3.
Note: Use level 7 or higher when there is a high contrast between the bright and dark areas
of the scene. In the case of low contrast, it is recommended to disable WDR or use level 1-6.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
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Smart Illumination
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Smart Illumination.
2.
Select the correct IR control mode and set the parameters. The following table describes some major
parameters.
Parameter
Description


Control Mode



Near-illumination
Level
Global Balanced: The camera adjusts IR illumination and exposure to achieve balanced
image effects. Some areas might be overexposed if you select this option. This option is
recommended if monitored range and image brightness are your first priority.
Overexposure Restrain: The camera adjusts IR illumination and exposure to avoid
regional overexposure. Some areas might be dark if you select this option. This option
is recommended if clarity of the central part of the image and overexposure control are
your first priority.
Illumination Preset-Road: This mode is recommended for road applications.
Illumination Preset-Park: This mode is recommended for applications in industrial
parks.
Manual: This mode allows you to manually control the intensity of IR illumination.
Set the intensity level of the near IR light. The greater the value, the higher the intensity. 0
means that the IR light is turned off.
Note:
 You can set this parameter only when Control Mode is set to Manual.
 You are recommended to set this parameter first for a wide-angle scene.
Set the intensity level of the mid-IR light. The greater the value, the higher the intensity. 0
means that the IR light is turned off.
Mid-illumination
Level
Far-illumination
Level
3.
Note:
 You can set this parameter only when Control Mode is set to Manual.
 You are recommended to set this parameter first if the scene requires an intermediate
focal length.
Set the intensity level of the far IR light. The greater the value, the higher the intensity. 0
means that the IR light is turned off.
Note:
 You can set this parameter only when Control Mode is set to Manual.
 You are recommended to set this parameter first if the scene requires a telephoto view.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
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Focus
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see actual models for details.
1.
Click Focus.
2.
Select the focus mode as required.
Parameter
Description


Focus Mode


3.
Auto Focus: The camera focuses automatically according to the current light condition.
Manual Focus: Manually adjust camera focus as required.
One Push Trigger: The camera is triggered to focus once when rotating, zooming or
going to a preset.
One Push Trigger (IR): In a low light condition such as during night hours or in a dark
house, this focus mode achieves better effects with the IR light turned on.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
White Balance
White balance is the process of offsetting unnatural color cast in images under different color temperatures
so as to output images that best suit human eyes.
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click White Balance.
2.
Select a white balance mode as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description
Adjust the red or blue offset of the image:

White Balance


Red Offset
Auto: The camera adjusts the red and blue offset automatically according to the light
condition (the color tends to be blue).
Fine Tune: Allow you to adjust the red and blue offset manually.
Sodium Lamp: The camera adjusts red and blue offset automatically according to the
light condition (the color tends to be red).
Adjust the red offset manually.
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Note: You can set this parameter only when White Balance is set to Fine Tune.
Blue Offset
3.
Adjust the blue offset manually.
Note: You can set this parameter only when White Balance is set to Fine Tune.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
Defog
Use the defog function to adjust the clarity of images captured in fog or haze conditions.
1.
Click Advanced.
2.
Enable the defog function and then select a level for the scene. Level 5 achieves the maximum defog
effects, and level 1 achieves the minimum.
Defog Off
Defog On
Lighting Type
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Advanced.
2.
Select an option from the Lighting Type drop-down list.
3.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
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Configuring Iris and Lens
NOTE!


This function is only supported by certain box network camera types, please see the actual model for
details.
Please use the lens with P-Iris control mode, and connect the iris control cable to the Z/F port of the
camera.
1.
Click Advanced.
2.
Modify the settings as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Lens Mode
Aperture
Control
3.
Description


Z/F: to modify focus and zoom.
P-Iris: to modify iris value.
Automatically or manually adjust iris.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Lens Mode is set to P-Iris.
To restore the default settings, click Default.
Privacy Mask
On certain occasions, you may need to set a mask area on the camera image to protect privacy, for
example, the keyboard of an ATM machine. When PTZ changes its position or zooms, the Privacy Mask will
be adjusted accordingly to protect the area all along.
NOTE!
This function may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Setup > Image > Private Mask.
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2.
Click to add a privacy mask, and click
to delete a mask.

To mask a position: Click the box (with Mask displayed on it) to activate the mask. After the cursor
shape has changed, drag the box to the intended position.

To mask an area: Use the mouse to draw a box on the area you want to mask.
You can right-click anywhere in the preview pane and then choose from the pop-up menu to view in full
screen or at an aspect ratio. You may also double-click the preview pane to enter or exit full screen mode.
When privacy mask is configured, the intended area is blocked. The following shows an example.
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Audio and Video Configuration
Video Configuration
You can set video parameters that your camera supports and view the current status of BNC output. If
available, you may also enable sub-stream and third stream as required.
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NOTE!


This function may vary with models. Only some camera models support the third stream. To determine if
your camera supports this function, see the Web interface.
After enabling the sub or third stream, modify the parameters as required. The parameters for the sub
and third stream have the same meanings as that for the main stream.
1.
Click Setup > Video & Audio > Video.
2.
Modify the settings as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description

Encoding
Mode

CBR: Constant Bit Rate, which means that the camera transmits data at a constant data
rate.
VBR: Variable Bit Rate, which means that the camera adjusts the bit rate dynamically
according to image quality.
Frame rate for encoding images. Unit: FPS (frame per second).
Frame Rate
Image Quality
Smoothing
Note: To ensure image quality, note that the frame rate should not be greater than the
reciprocal of shutter speed.
When Encoding Mode is VBR, you can move the slider to adjust quality level for images.
Moving the slider toward Bit Rate decreases the bit rate and may affect image quality.
Moving the slider toward Quality increases the bit rate and improves image quality.
Set the extent of smoothing. Choosing Clear means disabling Smoothing. Moving the slider
toward Smooth increases the level of smoothing but will affect image quality.
Note: In a poor network environment, you can enable smoothing to get more fluent video.
3.
Click Save.
Audio Configuration
Audio configuration means setting audio encoding parameters for your camera.
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NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Video & Audio > Audio.
2.
Modify the settings as required. The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description
No audio data will be encoded when Off is selected.
Audio Input
Note: It is recommended to select Off if you do not need audio. This can improve device
performance to some extent.
Input Gain
Audio signal amplification for sampling. The greater the gain, the greater amplification.
3.
Click Save.
ROI
When Region of Interest (ROI) is enabled, the system ensures image quality for ROI first if the bit rate is
insufficient.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Video & Audio > ROI.
2.
To enable ROI, select the check box, and then use the mouse to draw an area that covers the object
you want to mask.
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Media Stream Configuration
You can display the established media streams from a camera. You may also set the camera so it transmits
code streams by the UDP or TCP protocol to a specified IP address and port number. The settings can be
saved and take effect after the camera is restarted.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Video & Audio > Media Stream.
2.
Click
, select a stream type, and then set the IP address and port number of the unicast or multicast
group for the decoding device that receives audio and video streams from the camera.
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3.
To delete a stream, click
.
4.
Click Submit to complete the operations.
Memory Card Storage
NOTE!


This function is not supported by some models, and may vary with models, please see the actual model for
details.
Edge storage is recommended when the camera operates in stand-alone mode. When the camera is
managed by the central management server, you need to stop edge storage to avoid affecting the cache
post recording service.
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Setting Edge Storage
Edge storage is used to save video data and snapshots to the memory card directly. Edge storage is
recommended when the camera is running in stand-alone mode.
Manual storage
The camera records live video repeatedly if manual storage is enabled.
1.
Click Setup > Storage > Storage.
2.
Start edge storage and modify the settings as required. The following table describes some major
parameters.
Parameter
Description
Storage resource type.
Storage
Medium
Data
Overwrite
Policy
3.
Note:
 Click Format and then click OK to confirm the operation. The system will restart when
the format is completed.
 Information about the total and free space is displayed.


Overwrite: If there is no free space in the memory card, new data will overwrite the
existing data repeatedly.
Stop: If there is no free space in the memory card, new data will not be saved to the
memory card.
Click Save.
Planned storage
If planned storage is enabled, the camera records video to the memory card during the specified periods.
1.
Click Setup > Storage > Storage.
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2.
Select Enable Plan (disable edge storage), and then set the periods during which the camera records
video to the memory card.
3.
Click Save.
NOTE!


Planned storage is not effective when manual storage and planned storage are both enabled.
To query recordings in the memory card, see Video Playback and Download with Edge Storage.
Setting Cache Post Recording
A camera under centralized management can use the memory card as a backup storage resource of the
central management server. If storage from the camera to the central storage device is interrupted due to
unstable network connection, the camera automatically will start cache post recording and store videos to
the memory card.
With recording backup enabled, the camera can automatically transfer the video stored in the memory
card to a storage resource of the backup server in form of file when the communication between the
camera and the backup server is restored.
NOTE!
Before you set cache post recording for a camera, check that:

The memory card is correctly installed on the camera.

Backup resource has been added on the central server.

Backup resource has been allocated for the camera.
Disable edge storage
1.
Click Setup > Storage > Storage.
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2.
Set Edge Storage to Disable (which disables manual storage and planned storage), and set video
capacity.
3.
Click Save.
Set the BM server
1.
Click Setup > Common > Server.
2.
Select Enable, and then enter the correct IP address of the BM server.
3.
Click Save.
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Alarm Configuration
You can schedule alarm reporting and set actions that can be triggered by other devices so that alarms and
the triggered actions can be handled in time.
Alarm reporting can be scheduled for motion detection alarm, temperature alarm, alarm input, alarm
output, tampering detection alarm, and audio detection alarm. The supported alarms may vary with device
model. For the alarm types that your camera supports, see the Web interface.
Configuring Motion Detection Alarm
Configuring motion detection alarm requires you to set the detection area, sensitivity of detection, object
size, and history, so that the camera can decide whether to report a motion detection alarm.
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NOTE!


This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Setup > Events > Motion Detection.
2.
Under Detection Area, click
3.
Click and drag the mouse to set a detection area.
4.
Set the detection sensitivity, object size, and history for the camera to decide whether to report a
motion detection alarm.

Moving the slider to the right increases detection sensitivity. When the extent of motion within the
detection area exceeds the set object size, and if the duration of motion exceeds the set duration, the
camera reports an alarm.

Motion detection results are shown in real time. The red lines represent the raised motion detection
alarms. The longer a line, the greater the extent of motion. The denser the lines, the greater the
frequency of motion.
5.
Set actions to be triggered by motion detection alarm and the plan.
to add a new detection area. To delete a detection area, click
.
The following table describes the major alarm-triggered actions and how to set a plan.
Item
Description
Alarm Output
Select the check box. This setting is the alarm output interface linked to motion detection
alarm.
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Note: When an alarm is reported, the camera triggers alarm output so as to trigger actions
by a third-party device.
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Select the check box and set the preset linked to motion detection alarm.
PTZ to Preset
Upload to FTP
Trigger E-mail
Note:
 Make sure you have set presets. Otherwise, you cannot set this parameter. For details
about how to set a preset, see Setting Presets.
 When an alarm is reported, the PTZ camera automatically goes to the preset to capture
video in the correct scene.
With Upload to FTP selected, the camera will automatically upload snapshots to the
specified FTP server when an alarm is triggered.
Note:
Make sure you have completed FTP Configuration before using this function.
With Trigger E-mail selected, the camera will automatically send snapshots to the specified
E-mail address when an alarm is triggered.
Note:
Make sure you have completed E-Mail Configuration before using this function.
Enable Plan
Select the check box and set the start and end times during which motion detection alarm is
effective. The camera reports alarms during the specified period(s) only. The time periods
cannot overlap.
You can select from Monday to Sunday and set four periods for each day.
Note: After setting the plan for one day, you can apply the same settings to other days by
clicking Copy and Paste.
6.
Click Save.
Configuring Tampering Alarm
Configure tampering alarm so that the camera reports a tampering alarm when the lens is blocked for a
certain length of time.
NOTE!


1.
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
Click Setup > Events > Tampering Alarm.
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2.
Select Enable for Tampering Alarm.
3.
Set detection sensitivity and duration for the camera to decide whether to report a tampering alarm.
Sensitivity is divided into three levels: high-level, mid-level and low-level. Compared with mid-level
sensitivity, the camera can detect blocking from a farther location when sensitivity is set to high. The
camera reports an alarm when the lens is blocked for a specified length of time.
Tampering alarm is effective to the whole screen. To disable tampering alarm, clear the Tampering
Alarm check box.
4.
Set actions to be triggered by tampering alarms and the plan. For the detailed steps, see the
descriptions of alarm-triggered actions in Configuring Motion Detection Alarm.
5.
Click Save.
Configuring Temperature Detection Alarm
After the upper and lower temperature limits are set, the camera reports an alarm when the set
temperature limit is reached. A PTZ camera may go to a preset and output an alarm when a temperature
alarm is reported.
NOTE!


This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Setup > Events > Temperature Alarm.
2.
Set a lower limit for high temperature alarm and an upper limit for low temperature alarm.
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3.
Set actions to be triggered by a temperature alarm. For the detailed steps, see the descriptions of
alarm-triggered actions in Configuring Motion Detection Alarm.
4.
Click Save.
Configuring Audio Detection Alarm
The camera can detect input audio signals for exceptions. When the rise or fall of volume exceeds the set
limit, or when the input volume reaches the threshold, the camera reports an alarm and triggers the set
actions. Make sure that an audio input device is correctly connected to the camera and audio input is
turned on in Video Configuration.
NOTE!


This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual web interface for details.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
1.
Click Setup > Events > Audio Detection.
2.
Select Enable for Audio Detection, select a detection type and set the difference or threshold. To
disable audio detection, clear the Enable check box.
The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description

Detection
Type



Rise Above: An alarm is reported when the rise of volume exceeds the difference.
Falls Below: An alarm is reported when the fall of volume exceeds the difference.
Passes: An alarm is reported when the rise or fall of volume exceeds the difference.
Threshold: An alarm is reported when the volume exceeds a threshold.
Threshold: After a volume is set as the threshold, an alarm is reported when the
threshold is exceeded.
 Difference: the difference between two volumes. When the rise or fall of volume
exceeds the difference, an alarm is reported.
Note:
 The scale in the audio detection area is used to measure sound volume.
 Audio detection results are shown in real time. The red part indicates the reported audio
detection alarms.

Threshold/
Difference
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Parameter
Description
Volume
Scale
Difference
3.
Set the alarm-triggered actions and arming schedule as required. For the detailed steps, see the
descriptions of alarm-triggered actions in Configuring Motion Detection Alarm.
4.
Click Save.
Configuring Alarm Input
The camera can receive alarm information from a third-party device. To use this function, you need to
configure the following information for alarm input first: port, Boolean name, Boolean type (normally open
or normally closed) and alarm reporting time.
NOTE!


1.
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
Click Setup > Events > Alarm Input.
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2.
Select the Boolean and set the Boolean name.
3.
Select Normally Open or Normally Closed according to the type of the third-party alarm input device.
For example, if the third-party alarm input device is normally open, you need to select Normally Open
here, so that the camera can receive alarm information from the third-party alarm input device.
4.
Set actions to be triggered by an input alarm and the plan. For the detailed steps, see the descriptions
of alarm-triggered actions in Configuring Motion Detection Alarm.
5.
Click Save.
Configuring Alarm Output
After alarm output is triggered by a motion detection alarm, temperature alarm or Boolean alarm, the
camera can output alarm information to the third-party device if alarm output is set correctly to Normally
Open or Normally Closed. The alarm output duration is configurable.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Events > Alarm Output.
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2.
Select the Boolean and set the Boolean name.
3.
Set the status to Normally Open (default setting) and set the alarm duration.
4.
Click Save.
CAUTION!
Strictly follow the sequence when powering on the devices to avoid damaging camera components:
1. Check that the Boolean type is set to Normally Open (default setting), and that the camera and the
alarm output device are powered off.
2. After completing the connection, power on the camera first and then power on the alarm output
device.
Configuring Capture
With the function of capture configured, when an alarm is triggered, the camera will automatically upload
the captured snapshots to the FTP server or send snapshots the specified email address.
1.
Click Setup > Events > Capture.
2.
Enable Capture by Event, and configure relevant parameters.
3.
Click Save.
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Network Configuration
Port Configuration
1.
Click Setup > Network > Port.
2.
Configure relevant port numbers.
3.
Click Save.
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DDNS Configuration
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Network > DDNS.
2.
Enable DDNS Service.
3.
Click Save.
FTP Configuration
After the configuration of FTP, you will be able to upload snapshots from network cameras to the specified
FTP server.
1.
Click Setup > Network > FTP.
2.
Configure the IP address, port number of the FTP server, the username and password of the upload
account, and then enable Upload Pictures.
3.
Click Save.
E-Mail Configuration
After the configuration of E-mail, when alarms are triggered, you will be able to send messages to the
specified E-mail address.
1.
Click Setup > Network > E-mail
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2.
Configure relevant parameters of the sender and the recipient
The following table describes some major parameters.
Parameter
Description
SSL
When enabled, the e-mail will be sent through SSL encryption.
Attach Image
When enabled, the e-mail will contain 3 instant snapshots as attachment according to the
Capture Interval.
3.
Click Save.
Port Mapping Configuration
1. Click Setup > Network > Port Mapping.
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2. Enable Port Mapping and select mapping type. If Manual is selected, then external ports must be
configured (external IP is obtained automatically by the camera). If the configured port is occupied,
then the Status will show Inactive.
3. Click Save.
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System Maintenance
Setting Secure Data Transmission
Set a secure channel for data transmission to ensure security.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Network > Port.
2.
Enter the port number in the HTTPS Port text box and then click Save.
3.
Click Setup > System > Security.
4.
Under HTTPS, select Enable.
5.
Click Save.
Next time you log in, enter the address in https://IP:HTTPS port number format, for example,
https://192.168.0.13:443 to enter secure channel mode.
Serial Port Mode Configuration
The RS485 serial port is used for data exchange with the third-party device. Serial port settings on the
camera should be consistent with that of the connected third-party device.
NOTE!
This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
PTZ Control
To control a PTZ camera through a third-party device, you need to set Port Mode to PTZ Control.
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By sending PELCO-D compliant PTZ control commands through the RS485 port, you can control the PTZ
camera without using the PTZ control panel.
1.
Click Setup > System > Ports & Devices, and then click the Serial Port tab.
2.
Select PTZ Control from the Port Mode drop-down list. The following table describes some major
parameters.
Parameter
Description
Set the PTZ protocol that the channel supports.
PTZ Protocol
Note:
 You can set this parameter only when Port Mode is set to PTZ Control.
 When PTZ Protocol is set to INTERNAL-PTZ, the camera can connect to the external PTZ
without using the serial port (serial port parameters are grayed out). In this case, you
only need to connect the zoom and focus interfaces of the camera to the lens, and then
you can operate the PTZ like an internal PTZ.
Built-in PTZ Priority: When this option is selected, the camera first tries to control the
PTZ (for example, to zoom or focus) by itself instead of through the external PTZ. For
operations that the camera cannot accomplish by itself, the camera uses the external
PTZ.
 External PTZ Priority: The camera first tries to control the PTZ through the PTZ
connected through the serial port.
Note:
 You can set this parameter only when Port Mode is set to PTZ Control.
 When INTERNAL-PTZ is selected, this parameter is always set to Built-in PTZ Priority,
and it is unnecessary to connect the camera to an external PTZ through the serial port.
Control through the external PTZ is not effective even when the camera has been
connected to an external PTZ.
 Set this parameter as required. Make sure PTZ control related interfaces are correctly
connected.

PTZ Mode
Set the address code for the PTZ.
Address Code
3.
Note: You can set this parameter only when Port Mode is set to PTZ Control and PTZ
Protocol is not set to INTERNAL-PTZ.
Click Save.
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Transparent Channel
Use the RS485 serial port to achieve transparent data transmission with the third-party device.
1.
Click Setup > System > Ports & Devices, and then click the Serial Port tab.
2.
Select Trans-Channel from the Port Mode drop-down list.
3.
Click Save.
OSD
To display information from the third-party device on the OSD, you need to select OSD as the port mode.
The camera receives information from the third-party device through the RS485 serial port, translates the
received information, and then displays it on the OSD.
NOTE!
To enable the camera to correctly translate information received from the third-party device, make sure
that the information sent by the third-party device through the serial port complies with the data format
specified by our company. For more details, contact your dealer.
1.
Click Setup > System > Ports & Devices, and then click the Serial Port tab.
2.
Select OSD from the Port Mode drop-down list.
3.
Click Save.
Transparent Channel Configuration
Transparent channel is mainly used to achieve transparent data transmission between two devices.
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NOTE!


This function is not supported by some models, please see the actual model for details.
Make sure that you have set Port Mode to Trans-Channel for your camera.
1.
Click Setup > System > Ports & Devices, and then click the Trans-Channel tab.
2.
Select Enable for Trans-Channel.
3.
Enter the destination IP address and port number (IP address and port number that the transparent
channel connects to).
4.
Click Save.
Viewing Device Status
You can view the current status of your camera.
1.
Click Setup > Common > Navigation.
2.
Click Refresh for the latest status information.
3.
View the device information.
Viewing Storage Status
View the storage status of the current images. For detailed descriptions about the policy regarding full
storage, see Memory Card Storage.
NOTE!
This function is only supported by device with storage, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > Storage > Storage Status.
2.
Click Refresh to update storage information.
3.
Under Image List, export or delete images as required.
Upgrading the Device
If the device is managed by the central management server and you want to upgrade the devices in batch
mode, it is recommended to perform the upgrade operation on the central server. For detailed steps, see
the user manual for the central management server.
1.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
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2.
Under Software Upgrade, click Browse and select the correct upgrade file.
3.
Click Upgrade and then confirm to start. The camera will restart automatically after the upgrade is
completed.
NOTE!



You must use the correct upgrade file for you camera. Otherwise, unexpected results may occur.
The upgrade file is a ZIP file and must include all the necessary files.
Ensure that the power supply is normal during upgrade. The device will restart after the upgrade is
completed.
Restarting the System
1.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
2.
Under Device Restart, click Restart. The device will restart after you confirm the operation. You may
also enable auto-restart by selecting Enable Auto Restart and setting a time for auto-start. The device
will restart at the set time.
CAUTION!
Perform this operation with caution because restarting the system interrupts the ongoing service.
Importing and Exporting System Configuration File
Export the current configurations of the camera and save them to the PC or an external storage medium.
You can also quickly restore configurations by importing backup configurations stored on the PC or an
external storage medium back to the camera.
CAUTION!




1.
The alarm triggered actions may vary with models, please see the actual Web interface for details.
After you perform the Default operation, all settings are restored to factory defaults, except the following:
login password of the system administrator, network settings, and system time.
Make sure you import the correct configuration file for your camera. Otherwise, unexpected results may
occur.
The camera will restart when the configuration file is imported successfully.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
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2.
To import configurations that you have backed up, click Browse next to the Import button and select
the configurations you want to import, and then click Import. The result will be displayed.
3.
To export configurations, click Browse next to the Export button, select the destination folder, and
then click Export.
4.
To restore default configurations, click Default and then confirm the operation. The device will restart
and restore the default configurations.
Collecting Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information includes logs and system configurations. You can export diagnostic information to
your PC.
1.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
2.
Under Diagnosis Info, click Browse to select the destination folder, and then click Download to save
the diagnostic information to the specified folder.
NOTE!
Diagnostic information is exported to the local folder in form of a compressed file. You need to
decompress the file using a tool such as WinRAR and then open the file using a text editor.
Focus Configuration
The device can adjust the speed of auto-focus according to the minimum focus distance. In order to shoot
clear objects, it is recommended that the minimum focus distance is set shorter than the distance between
the objects and lens, for example, if the minimum focus distance is 3m, then the objects within 3m from
lens will be out of focus.
NOTE!
This function is only supported by the devices with auto-focus, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
2.
Configure Minimum Focus Distance under Focus.
3.
Click OK.
Device Mounting Height
Enter the actual height from the installed infrared dome to the ground, so that the dome will be able to
automatically adjust its infrared lamp.
NOTE!
This function is only supported by some infrared devices, please see the actual model for details.
1.
Click Setup > System > Maintenance.
2.
Enter the actual height from the installed Infrared Dome to the ground.
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3.
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Click OK.
Access Using EZStation
Introduction
EZStation is a management software suite intended for small-scale video surveillance applications.
EZStation is easy to deploy and use and is especially ideal for scenes requiring limited number of cameras
such as in supermarkets, parking lots, and residence communities.
You can use EZStation to access the connected network cameras. For the detailed installation steps, refer
to the EZStation Video Management Software User Manual.
Logging In to EZStation
1.
After the installation is completed, double-click
.
2.
Use “admin” as the username and password for your first login.
When you are logged in, the main window appears, as shown in the figure below.
1
2
3
4
The main window consists of several areas. The table below describes the functions of these areas.
No.
1
Description
Menu bar and information area. The admin is the username of the current user. The
icon indicates the current CPU utilization.
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No.
Description
2
Control panel (function area)
3
Auxiliary function area, which displays real-time alarms, download tasks, and system
messages.
After logging in to EZStation, you can manage devices and use the common surveillance service. For details,
please refer to the EZStation Video Management Software User Manual.
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Appendix Making Network Cables
Straight-Through Cable
Network cameras are connected to switches by straight-through twisted-pair cables. For details, see the
illustration below.
1 Orange/White
2 Orange
3 Green/White
4 Blue
5 Blue/White
6 Green
7 Brown/White
8 Brown
Orange/White 1
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Orange 2
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Green/White 3
Blue 4
Blue/White 5
Green 6
Brown/White 7
Brown 8
Crossover Cable
Network cameras are connected to PC by crossover twisted-pair cables. For details, see the illustration
below.
1 Orange/White
2 Orange
3 Green/White
4 Blue
5 Blue/White
6 Green
7 Brown/White
8 Brown
Green/White 1
Green 2
Orange/White 3
Blue 4
Blue/White 5
Orange 6
Brown/White 7
Brown 8
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Appendix FAQ
What to do if no message prompts me to install ActiveX when I log in on a Windows 7 PC the firt time
Answer: Follow these steps to turn off UAC and then log in again: click the Start button, and then click
Control Panel. In the search box, type uac, and then click Change User Account Control Settings. Move the
slider to the Never Notify position, and then click OK. After UAC is turned off, log in again.
What to do if the installation of ActiveX failed
Answer: If the installation failed, add the IP address of the camera as a trusted site: open Internet Option
in IE, click the Security tab, click Trusted sites, and then click Sites to add the website.
If you use Windows 7, you need to save the setup.exe to your PC first, right-click the file, select Run as
administrator, and then install it according to instructions.
What to do if live video fails when I log in for the first time
Answer: Close the firewall on your PC and then log in to the Web interface again.
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