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sentryView™ Camera Configuration Tool
User Manual
Rev. 7/16/2014
©Sentry360 2014
Table of Contents
1.
What is sentryView™? ..................................................................................................... 4
2.
System Specifications ...................................................................................................... 4
3.
Basic Setup ....................................................................................................................... 5
3.1 Scanning the network for cameras ................................................................................... 5
3.2 Upgrade a Camera’s Firmware ........................................................................................ 5
3.3 Automatically configuring the camera’s IP address .......................................................... 8
3.4 Manually configuring a camera’s IP address .................................................................... 9
3.5 Batch configuring multiple cameras ................................................................................. 9
3.6 View a camera’s video through the web browser ............................................................10
3.7 View a camera’s video through sentryView™ .................................................................11
3.8 Restarting a camera with sentryView™...........................................................................12
4.
Advanced Features (Pro Series Cameras) .....................................................................13
4.1 Change Camera’s Image Settings ..................................................................................13
4.2 Change a Camera’s Resolution Settings.........................................................................14
4.3 Change Camera’s IR/ Auto White Balance Settings ........................................................14
4.4 Change Camera’s Protocol Settings ...............................................................................15
4.5 Change Camera’s Multicast Settings ..............................................................................16
4.6 Change Camera’s H.264 Settings ...................................................................................16
4.7 Change Camera’s Calibration Settings (180 Degree Cameras Only) ..............................17
5.
Advanced Features (Mini Series Cameras) ....................................................................18
5.1 Edit Camera’s Settings ...................................................................................................18
5.2 Change Camera’s Image Settings ..................................................................................19
5.3 Change the Camera’s Resolution Settings ......................................................................20
5.4 Change the Camera’s Bitrate Settings ............................................................................20
5.5 Change Camera’s Miscellaneous Settings ......................................................................21
6.
Additional Settings ..........................................................................................................22
6.1 Return Camera to Default Settings .................................................................................22
6.2 Reload Camera Settings .................................................................................................23
6.3 Change sentryView’s™ Ping Settings .............................................................................24
6.4 Export Camera Data .......................................................................................................24
6.4.1
NVR Software ......................................................................................................25
6.4.2
Excel Spreadsheet ...............................................................................................25
6.4.3
Text File ...............................................................................................................26
6.5 Find sentryView™ version number .................................................................................27
6.6 Tool Tips .........................................................................................................................28
1.
What is sentryView™?
SentryView™ is the industry’s first plug-and-play tool for IP video. You can configure up to 250
cameras at a time. Advanced feature sets include exporting straight to VMS, batch firmware,
batch hardware, batch video settings, batch motion detection setup, and more. With this tool
you can fully configure a 250 camera deployment in less than 5 minutes. This search software
tool will increase productivity in the field, making its use a necessity for anyone installing
Sentry360 cameras.
2.
System Specifications
Current Version: 3.2.3.6
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows
8, Windows Server 2012
Our software can run natively on both x86 and x64 systems. There are currently no Mac OS X
or Linux versions available.
3.
Basic Setup
3.1
Scanning the network for cameras
Make sure all Sentry360 cameras are connected correctly to your network. Click Scan at the top
left of the program (Alternatively, click on Tools > Scan). This will search your network for all
connected devices. Once the scan is complete, sentryView™ will list the camera’s Model, MAC
Address, IP Address, and other network information in the main window.
3.2
Upgrade a Camera’s Firmware
Right click on the camera that you would like to upgrade the firmware of and select Upgrade
Firmware from the list (Alternatively you can select the camera from the list and click on Tools
> Upgrade Firmware).
The Firmware Upgrade window will open up. Click Browse to choose a firmware file already
downloaded on your computer.
Navigate to the location where the firmware file is saved on your computer and click Open.
(Note: you can find download links to our firmware by visiting our Partner Portal at
http://sentry360.com/Partner/firmware.php )
(Note: For Mini Series cameras you want to select the “uImage_userland” file in the firmware
folder.)
SentryView™ will ask you to confirm that you want to upload the new firmware. Click Upload.
The firmware will then be uploaded to the camera and the camera will reboot.
To confirm the firmware has been upgraded, check the number under the Firmware column for
the camera. (Note: If the camera still shows the same firmware version after scanning, it may
require a power cycle. Unplug the camera for 30 seconds, and then reconnect it.)
3.3
Automatically configuring the camera’s IP
address
Select the camera you would like to configure. Click the Auto Configure button at the top
(Alternatively right click the camera on the list and choose Auto Configure Camera).
If there are multiple network cards installed, choose the correct adapter that you want your
camera to be configured for. Confirm that these network settings are correct. If you need to
manually specify any settings, choose the Custom option for IP Scheme, Subnet, or Gateway,
and enter the information, then click Configure.
Unless specified otherwise, sentryView™ will automatically assign the camera the next
available IP address on that scheme. When complete, a dialog box will confirm your camera’s
new settings. SentryView™ will then rescan the network.
3.4
Manually configuring a camera’s IP address
Select the camera you would like to configure. In the Network tab at the bottom, enter the new
IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway. If using a DHCP server, check the DHCP box. When
the information is entered, click Save. SentryView™ will configure the camera’s new settings
and rescan the network.
3.5
Batch configuring multiple cameras
To automatically configure multiple cameras, select each camera you want to configure by
selecting each with a check mark in the left column. When all cameras are selected, you can
configure all of them by following Step C (Automatically configuring the camera’s IP
address) as listed above.
3.6
View a camera’s video through the web
browser
Right click on a camera and choose Browse (Alternatively select a camera and click on Tools >
Browse). This will open the camera in Internet Explorer. (Note: If opening a Mini Series camera,
you will be prompted for a username and password. Unless configured otherwise, the default
name will be “Admin” and the password “1234”) Consult your camera’s manual for further
information on using the web interface.
3.7
View a camera’s video through sentryView™
Right click on the camera and select View Video (Alternatively select a camera and click Tools
> View Video).
SentryView™ will open up a new window that shows the live video of the camera. (Note: The
camera’s MJPEG stream must be enabled for Video Preview). The window supports basic
digital PTZ functionality using the mouse buttons and scroll wheel.
3.8
Restarting a camera with sentryView™
Right click on a camera and select Restart Camera (Alternatively select a camera and click
Tools > Restart Camera).
SentryView™ will send a restart signal to the camera and display a window confirming that the
restart request has been sent. The camera may take up to a few minutes to reconnect.
4.
Advanced Features (Pro Series Cameras)
4.1
Change Camera’s Image Settings
Select the Pro Series camera you wish to change the image settings of and then click on the
Image tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s MJPEG Quality, Sharpness, Saturation,
Contrast, Auto-Exposure Priority Mode, Shutter Speed, and Brightness.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.2
Change a Camera’s Resolution Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the Resolution settings of and then click on the
Resolution tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s Resolution, Scaling, Denominator,
Frame Rate, Bit Rate, Vertical Image Flip, and Horizontal Image Flip.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.3
Change Camera’s IR/ Auto White Balance
Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the IR/White Balance of and then click on the IR/AWB
tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s IR mode, Threshold, Ratio, AWB Mode, Red to
Green Ratio, and Blue to Green Ratio.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.4
Change Camera’s Protocol Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the Protocol settings of and then click on the Protocols
tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s TCP Port, UDP Port, RTSP Port, TCP Timeout,
UDP Timeout, and RTSP Timeout.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.5
Change Camera’s Multicast Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the Multicast settings of and then click on the Multicast
tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s Multicast Mode, Multicast IP Address, and
Multicast Port.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.6
Change Camera’s H.264 Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the H.264 settings of and then click on the H.264 tab. In
this tab you can adjust the camera’s H.264 Mode, Frame Limit, H.264 Quality, and
Threshold.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
4.7
Change Camera’s Calibration Settings (180
Degree Cameras Only)
Select the camera you wish to change the Calibration settings of and then click on the
Calibration tab. To correctly calibration an FS-IP8180 camera, click Load Calibration Window
to bring up a video preview of the camera. Click Reset Calibration Settings to re-center the
view of the camera. Once centered, click the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow buttons to shift
the view in that direction.
When the view is properly calibrated, click Save.
5.
Advanced Features (Mini Series Cameras)
Applies to FS-IP3000-M, FS-IP5000-M, FS-IP4180, IS-DM200-IR, IS-DM220, IS-DM220-HB, IS-DM220IR, IS-DM320-HB, IS-DM320-IR, IS-DM520-HB, IS-DM520-IR, IS-DM240, IS-DM240-V, IS-DM260, ISDM260-R, IS-IP200-DN, IS-IP290, IS-IP200-IRB, and IS-IP220-IRB-30 camera models.
Please consult your camera’s manual for further detailed information on each of the settings listed below.
5.1
Edit Camera’s Settings
In order to view or edit the settings of a Sentry360 Mini Series Camera, first click Edit Camera
Settings in the Network tab. The camera’s settings will not be accessible until this button is
clicked.
5.2
Change Camera’s Image Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the Image settings of and then click on the Image tab. In
this tab you can adjust the camera’s Brightness, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast, Hue,
WDR, and Rotation Settings.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
5.3
Change the Camera’s Resolution Settings
Select the camera you wish to change the resolution settings of and then click on the
Resolution tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s compression format and resolution
settings.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
5.4
Change the Camera’s Bitrate Settings
Select the Fullsight/Insight camera you wish to change the Bitrate settings of and click on the
Bitrate tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s bitrate settings.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
5.5
Change Camera’s Miscellaneous Settings
Select the Fullsight/Insight Camera that you would like to change the miscellaneous settings of
and click on the Misc tab. In this tab you can adjust the camera’s Primary DNS, Secondary
DNS, TCP Port, RTSP Port settings, and toggle the display of date and time on or off.
When you are finished changing the camera’s settings, click Save.
6.
Additional Settings
6.1
Return Camera to Default Settings
From the Network tab, click the Default button for the selected camera. This will return the
camera’s image settings to factory default. After clicking Default, you will be prompted to
confirm this choice before continuing. Click Yes to continue to return camera to default settings.
The camera may take several seconds before it is back online. Note: When clicking Default for
a Sentry360 Pro Series camera, this will also change the Gateway to 0.0.0.0. IP address and
Subnet are not affected.
6.2
Reload Camera Settings
From the Network tab, click the Reload button. This will refresh all of the selected camera’s
values in sentryView™.
6.3
Change sentryView’s™ Ping Settings
Click File > Settings to open sentryView’s™ Ping settings. In this new window you can adjust
Ping settings, Mini Series camera auto login settings, and Pro series communication type
Adjust the settings in this window, and click Save when you are complete.
6.4
Export Camera Data
SentryView™ allows the user to export camera information in multiple formats, including Excel
spreadsheets, text files, and even direct-to-VMS.
6.4.1
NVR Software
SentryView™ has the ability to export camera configurations to sentryCore™ and Video Insight.
In order to use this feature click on Export > NVR. Choose either sentryCore™ or Video Insight
from the dropdown. Select the camera(s) that you want to export from the list and set a display
name for the cameras in the NVR Display Name column. Click Export.
SentryCore™ will add these cameras into the NVR software that you have selected. Launch the
NVR software to confirm that the cameras have been added.
6.4.2
Excel Spreadsheet
SentryView™ supports exporting camera data to an Excel spreadsheet. In order to use this
feature select the camera(s) that you would like to export data for.
Click on Export > Excel and specify the path and name for the spreadsheet then click Save.
SentryView™ will create the spreadsheet in the destination you specified.
6.4.3
Text File
SentryView™ supports exporting camera data to text files. In order to use this feature select the
camera(s) that you would like to export data for.
Click on Export > Text and specify the path and name for the text file then click Save.
SentryView™ will create the text file in the destination you specified.
6.5
Find sentryView™ version number
In order to show the version of sentryView™ click on Help > About sentryView™.
SentryView™ will open a new window displaying the version number.
6.6
Tool Tips
SentryView™ will display the explanation of a camera setting using tool tips. Using the mouse,
hover the pointer over the desired setting’s name. A small text box will appear after a few
seconds explaining that setting.
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