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User Manual of Network Camera
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Regulatory Information
FCC Information
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his or her expense.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are marked
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cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. See the product documentation for specific battery information.
The battery is marked with this symbol, which may include lettering to
indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling,
return the battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point.
For more information see: www.recyclethis.info.
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Safety Instruction
These instructions are intended to ensure that the user can use the product correctly to
avoid danger or property loss.
The precaution measure is divided into ‘Warnings’ and ‘Cautions’:
Warnings: Serious injury or death may be caused if any of these warnings are neglected.
Cautions: Injury or equipment damage may be caused if any of these cautions are neglected.
Warnings Follow these safeguards
prevent serious injury or death.
to Cautions Follow these precautions to prevent
potential injury or material damage.
Warnings:
 Please adopt the power adapter which can meet the safety extra low voltage (SELV)
standard. And source with 12 VDC or 24 VAC (depending on models) according to the
IEC60950-1 and Limited Power Source standard.
 If the product does not work properly, please contact your dealer or the nearest service
center. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. (We shall not assume any
responsibility for problems caused by unauthorized repair or maintenance.)
 To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
 This installation should be made by a qualified service person and should conform to all
the local codes.
 Please install blackouts equipment into the power supply circuit for convenient supply
interruption.
 Please make sure that the ceiling can support more than 50(N) Newton gravities if the
camera is fixed to the ceiling.
 If the product does not work properly, please contact your dealer or the nearest service
center. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. (We shall not assume any
responsibility for problems caused by unauthorized repair or maintenance.)
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Cautions:

Make sure the power supply voltage is correct before using the camera.

Do not drop the camera or subject it to physical shock.

Do not touch sensor modules with fingers. If cleaning is necessary, use a clean cloth with
a bit of ethanol and wipe it gently. If the camera will not be used for an extended period
of time, put on the lens cap to protect the sensor from dirt.

Do not aim the camera lens at the strong light such as sun or incandescent lamp. The
strong light can cause fatal damage to the camera.

The sensor may be burned out by a laser beam, so when any laser equipment is being
used, make sure that the surface of the sensor not be exposed to the laser beam.

Do not place the camera in extremely hot, cold temperatures (the operating
temperature should be between -30°C ~ 60°C, or -40°C ~ 60°C if the camera model has
an “H” in its suffix), dusty or damp environment, and do not expose it to high
electromagnetic radiation.

To avoid heat accumulation, good ventilation is required for a proper operating
environment.

Keep the camera away from water and any liquid.

While shipping, the camera should be packed in its original packing.

Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion. Please
use the manufacturer recommended battery type.
Notes:
For the camera supports IR, you are required to pay attention to the following precautions to
prevent IR reflection:

Dust or grease on the dome cover will cause IR reflection. Please do not remove the
dome cover film until the installation is finished. If there is dust or grease on the dome
cover, clean the dome cover with clean soft cloth and isopropyl alcohol.

Make certain the installation location does not have reflective surfaces of objects too
close to the camera. The IR light from the camera may reflect back into the lens causing
reflection.

The foam ring around the lens must be seated flush against the inner surface of the
bubble to isolate the lens from the IR LEDS. Fasten the dome cover to camera body so
that the foam ring and the dome cover are attached seamlessly.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Requirements .......................................................................................... 9
Chapter 2
Network Connection .......................................................................................... 10
2.1
Setting the Network Camera over the LAN............................................................ 10
2.2
Wiring over the LAN .............................................................................................. 10
2.3
Detecting and Changing the IP Address ................................................................. 11
2.4
Setting the Network Camera over the WAN .......................................................... 12
2.5
Static IP Connection ............................................................................................... 12
2.6
Dynamic IP Connection .......................................................................................... 13
Chapter 3
3.1
Chapter 4
Access to the Network Camera .......................................................................... 16
Accessing by Web Browsers ................................................................................... 16
Live View ............................................................................................................ 18
4.1
Live View Page ....................................................................................................... 18
4.2
Starting Live View .................................................................................................. 19
4.3
Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually .......................................................... 20
4.4
Operating PTZ Control ............................................................................................ 20
4.5
PTZ Control Panel ................................................................................................... 20
4.6
Setting / Calling a Preset ........................................................................................ 21
Chapter 5
Network Camera Configuration ......................................................................... 23
5.1
Configuring Local Parameters ................................................................................ 23
5.2
Configuring Time Settings ...................................................................................... 25
5.3
Configuring TCP/IP Settings .....................................................................................27
5.4
Configuring Port Settings ....................................................................................... 28
5.5
Configuring PPPoE Settings .................................................................................... 29
5.6
Configuring DDNS Settings ..................................................................................... 29
5.7
Configuring SNMP Settings .................................................................................... 32
5.8
Configuring 802.1X Settings ................................................................................... 34
5.9
Configuring QoS Settings ....................................................................................... 34
5.10
Configuring UPnP™ Settings................................................................................... 35
5.11
Email Sending Triggered by Alarm ......................................................................... 36
5.12
Configuring NAT (Network Address Translation) Settings ...................................... 38
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5.13
Configuring FTP Settings ........................................................................................ 38
5.14
HTTPS Settings ....................................................................................................... 40
5.15
Configuring Video Settings .................................................................................... 42
5.16
Configuring Audio Settings..................................................................................... 44
5.17
Configuring ROI Encoding ...................................................................................... 44
5.18
Configuring Display Settings................................................................................... 46
5.19
Configuring OSD Settings ........................................................................................51
5.20
Configuring Text Overlay Settings ...........................................................................53
5.21
Configuring Privacy Mask ....................................................................................... 54
5.22
Configuring Picture Overlay ................................................................................... 55
5.23
Configuring and Handling Alarms .......................................................................... 56
5.24
Configuring Motion Detection ................................................................................57
5.25
Configuring Video Tampering Alarm ...................................................................... 63
5.26
Configuring Alarm Input......................................................................................... 64
5.27
Configuring Alarm Output ...................................................................................... 65
5.28
Handling Exception ................................................................................................ 66
5.29
Configuring Face Detection .....................................................................................67
5.30
Configuring Audio Exception Detection ................................................................. 68
5.31
Traversing Virtual Plane ......................................................................................... 69
5.32
Configuring Intrusion Detection............................................................................. 71
5.33
Configuring Defocus Detection ...............................................................................72
5.34
Configuring Scene Change Detection......................................................................72
Chapter 6
Storage Settings ................................................................................................. 74
6.1
Configuring NAS Settings ........................................................................................74
6.2
Configuring Recording Schedule .............................................................................76
6.3
Configuring Snapshot Settings ............................................................................... 80
Chapter 7
Playback ............................................................................................................. 83
Chapter 8
Log Searching ..................................................................................................... 85
Chapter 9
Others ................................................................................................................ 87
9.1
Managing User Accounts.........................................................................................87
9.2
Authentication ....................................................................................................... 89
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9.3
Anonymous Visit .................................................................................................... 90
9.4
IP Address Filter ..................................................................................................... 91
9.5
Security Service .......................................................................................................92
9.6
Viewing Device Information................................................................................... 93
9.7
Rebooting the Camera ........................................................................................... 93
9.8
Restoring Default Settings ...................................................................................... 94
9.9
Exporting / Importing Configuration File ............................................................... 94
9.10
Upgrading the System ............................................................................................ 95
9.11
RS-232 Settings ...................................................................................................... 96
9.12
RS-485 Settings ...................................................................................................... 96
9.13
Service Settings .......................................................................................................97
Appendix.................................................................................................................................. 98
Appendix 1 Advidia Camera Finder Utility Software Introduction...................................... 98
Appendix 2 Port Mapping ................................................................................................. 100
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Chapter 1
Operating System
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and above version / Vista / Win7 / Server
2003 / Server 2008 32 bit
CPU
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM
1GB or higher
Display
1024×768 resolution or higher
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Safari 5.02 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 3.5
or higher, Google Chrome8 or higher.
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Chapter 2
Network Connection
Before you start:

If you want to set the network camera via a LAN (Local Area Network), please refer to
Section 2.1 Setting the Network Camera over the LAN.

If you want to set the network camera via a WAN (Wide Area Network), please .2
Setting the Network Camera over the WAN.
2.1
Setting the Network Camera over the LAN
Purpose:
To view and configure the camera via a LAN, you need to connect the network camera in the
same subnet with your computer, and install the Advidia Camera Finder software to search
and change the IP of the network camera.
Note: For the detailed introduction of Advidia Camera Finder Utility, please refer to
Appendix 1.
2.2
Wiring over the WAN
The following figures show the two ways of cable connection of a network camera and a
computer:
Purpose:

To test the network camera, you can directly connect the network camera to the
computer with a network cable as shown in Figure 2-1.

Refer to the Figure 2-2 to set network camera over the LAN via a switch or a router.
Figure 2-1 Connecting Directly
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Figure 2-2 Connecting via a Switch or a Router
2.3
Detecting and Changing the IP Address
You need the IP address to visit the network camera.
Steps:
1.
To get the IP address, you can choose the following method:

Use the Advidia Camera Finder Utility, a software tool which can automatically
detect the online network cameras on the LAN and list the device information
including IP address, subnet mask, port number, device serial number, device
version, etc., shown in Figure 2-3.
2.
Change the IP address and subnet mask to the same subnet as that of your computer.
3.
Enter the IP address of network camera in the address field of the web browser to view
the live video.
Notes:

The default IP address is 192.0.0.64 and the port number is 8000. The default user name
is admin, and password is 12345.

For accessing the network camera from different subnets, please set the gateway for the
network camera after you logged in. For detailed information, please refer to Section
Configuring TCP/IP Settings.
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Figure 2-3 Advidia Camera Finder Utility Interface
2.4
Setting the Network Camera over the WAN
Purpose:
This section explains how to connect the network camera to the WAN with a static IP or a
dynamic IP.
2.5
Static IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a static IP from an ISP (Internet Service Provider). With the static IP address, you
can connect the network camera via a router or connect it to the WAN directly.

Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. Assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer to Section 2.3
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Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed IP address configuration of the
camera.
3. Save the static IP in the router.
4. Set port mapping, e.g., 80, 8000, and 554 ports. The steps for port mapping vary
according to the different routers. Please call the router manufacturer for assistance with
port mapping.
Note: Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Visit the network camera through a web browser or the client software over the
internet.
Figure 2-4 Accessing the Camera through Router with Static IP

Connecting the network camera with static IP directly
You can also save the static IP in the camera and directly connect it to the internet without
using a router. Refer to Section 2.3 Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed IP
address configuration of the camera.
Figure 2-5 Accessing the Camera with Static IP Directly
2.6
Dynamic IP Connection
Before you start:
Please apply a dynamic IP from an ISP. With the dynamic IP address, you can connect the
network camera to a modem or a router.

Connecting the network camera via a router
Steps:
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1. Connect the network camera to the router.
2. In the camera, assign a LAN IP address, the subnet mask and the gateway. Refer to
Section 2 .3 Detecting and Changing the IP Address for detailed LAN configuration.
3. In the router, set the PPPoE user name, password and confirm the password.
4. Set port mapping. E.g. 80, 8000, and 554 ports. The steps for port mapping vary
depending on different routers. Please call the router manufacturer for assistance with
port mapping.
Note: Refer to Appendix 2 for detailed information about port mapping.
5. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
6. Configure the DDNS settings in the setting interface of the router.
7. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.

Connecting the network camera via a modem
Purpose:
This camera supports the PPPoE auto dial-up function. The camera gets a public IP address
by ADSL dial-up after the camera is connected to a modem. You need to configure the PPPoE
parameters of the network camera. Refer to Section 5.5 Configuring PPPoE Settings for
detailed configuration.
Figure 2-6 Accessing the Camera with Dynamic IP
Note: The obtained IP address is dynamically assigned via PPPoE, so the IP address always
changes after rebooting the camera. To solve the inconvenience of the dynamic IP, you need
to get a domain name from the DDNS provider (E.g. DynDns.com). Please follow the steps
below for normal domain name resolution and private domain name resolution to solve the
problem.

Normal Domain Name Resolution
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Figure 2-7 Normal Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Apply a domain name from a domain name provider.
2. Configure the DDNS settings in the DDNS Settings interface of the network camera. Refer
to Section 5.6 Configuring DDNS Settings for detailed configuration.
3. Visit the camera via the applied domain name.

Private Domain Name Resolution
Figure 2-8 Private Domain Name Resolution
Steps:
1. Install and run the IP Server software in a computer with a static IP.
2. Access the network camera through the LAN with a web browser or the client software.
3. Enable DDNS and select IP Server as the protocol type. Refer to Section 5.6 Configuring
DDNS Settings for detailed configuration.
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Chapter 3
3.1
Access to the Network Camera
Accessing by Web Browsers
Steps:
1.
Open the web browser.
2.
Input the IP address of the network camera in the address bar, e.g., 192.0.0.64 and
press the Enter key to enter the login interface.
3.
Input the user name and password and click Login.
Figure 3-1 Login Interface
Notes:
 The default user name is admin, and the default password is 12345.
 Multi-language is supported. English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian,
Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Estonian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Czech,
Slovak, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Dutch, etc.
4.
Install the plug-in before viewing the live video and operating the camera. Please follow
the installation prompts to install the plug-in.
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Figure 3-2 Download and Install Plug-in
Figure 3-3 Install Plug-in (1)
Figure 3-4 Install Plug-in (2)
Note: You may have to close the web browser to install the plug-in. Please reopen the web
browser and log in again after installing the plug-in.
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Chapter 4
4.1
Live View
Live View Page
Purpose:
The live view page allows you to view the real-time video, capture images, realize PTZ
control, set/call presets and configure video parameters.
Log in the network camera to enter the live view page, or you can click Live View on the
menu bar of the main page to enter the live view page.
Descriptions of the live view page:
Figure 4-1 Live View Page
Menu Bar:
Click each tab to enter Live View, Playback, Log and Configuration page respectively.
Display Control:
Click each tab to adjust the layout and the stream type of the live view. And you can click the
drop-down to select the plug-in. For IE (internet explorer) user, webcomponents and quick
time are selectable. And for Non-IE user, webcomponents, quick time, VLC or MJPEG is
selectable if they are supported by the web browser.
Live View Window:
Display the live video.
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Toolbar:
Operations on the live view page, e.g., live view, capture, record, audio on/off, two-way
audio, etc.
PTZ Control:
Panning, tilting and zooming actions of the camera and the lighter and wiper control (if it
supports PTZ function or an external pan/tilt unit has been installed).
Preset Setting/Calling:
Set and call the preset for the camera (if supports PTZ function or an external pan/tilt unit
has been installed).
4.2
Starting Live View
In the live view window as shown in Figure 5-2, click
on the toolbar to start the live
view of the camera.
Figure 4-2 Live View Toolbar
Table 4-1 Descriptions of the Toolbar
Icon
Description
Start/Stop live view.
/
The window size is 4:3.
The window size is 16:9.
The original widow size.
Self-adaptive window size.
Live view with the main stream.
Live view with the sub stream.
Live view with the third stream.
Click to select the third-party plug-in.
Manually capture the picture.
Manually start/stop recording.
/
/
Audio on and adjust volume /Mute.
/
Turn on/off microphone.
/
Turn on/off 3D zooming function.
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4.3
Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually
In the live view interface, click
on the toolbar to capture the live pictures or click
to record the live view. The saving paths of the captured pictures and clips can be set on the
Configuration > Local Configuration page. To configure remote scheduled recording, please
refer to Section 5.0.
Note: The captured image will be saved as JPEG file or BMP file in your computer.
4.4
Operating PTZ Control
Purpose:
In the live view interface, you can use the PTZ control buttons to realize pan/tilt/zoom
control of the camera.
Before you start:
To realize PTZ control, the camera connected to the network must support the PTZ function
or a pan/tilt unit has been installed to the camera. Please properly set the PTZ parameters on
RS-485 settings page referring to Section 9.12 RS-485 Settings.
4.5
PTZ Control Panel
On the live view page, click
to show the PTZ control panel or click
to hide it.
Click the direction buttons to control the pan/tilt movements.
Figure 4-3 PTZ Control Panel
Click the zoom/iris/focus buttons to realize lens control.
Notes:

There are 8 direction arrows ( , ,
,
,
20
,
,
,
) in the live view window when
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you click and drag the mouse in the relative positions.

For the cameras which support lens movements only, the direction buttons are invalid.
Table 4-2 Descriptions of PTZ Control Panel
Icon
Description
Zoom in/out
Focus near/far
Iris +/Light on/off
Wiper on/off
One-touch focus
Initialize lens
Adjust speed of pan/tilt movements
4.6
Setting / Calling a Preset
 Setting a Preset:
1. In the PTZ control panel, select a preset number from the preset list.
Figure 4-3 Setting a Preset
2. Use the PTZ control buttons to move the lens to the desired position.
• Pan the camera to the right or left.
• Tilt the camera up or down.
• Zoom in or out.
• Refocus the lens.
3. Click
to finish the setting of the current preset.
4. You can click
to delete the preset.
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Note: You can configure up to 128 presets.

Calling a Preset:
This feature enables the camera to point to a specified preset scene manually or when an
event takes place.
For the defined preset, you can call it at any time to the desired preset scene.
In the PTZ control panel, select a defined preset from the list and click
to call the preset.
Or you can place the mouse on the presets interface, and call the preset by typing the preset
No. to call the corresponding presets.
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Chapter 5
5.1
Network Camera Configuration
Configuring Local Parameters
Note: The local configuration refers to the parameters of the live view, record files and
captured pictures. The record files and captured pictures are the ones you record and
captured using the web browser and thus the saving paths of them are on the PC running the
browser.
Steps:
1. Enter the Local Configuration interface:
Configuration > Local Configuration
Figure 5-1 Local Configuration Interface
2. Configure the following settings:

Live View Parameters: Set the protocol type and live view performance.

Protocol Type: TCP, UDP, MULTICAST and HTTP are selectable.
TCP: Ensures complete delivery of streaming data and better video quality, yet the
real-time transmission will be affected.
UDP: Provides real-time audio and video streams.
HTTP: Allows the same quality as of TCP without setting specific ports for streaming
under some network environments.
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MULTICAST: It’s recommended to select MCAST type when using the Multicast
function. For detailed information about Multicast, refer to Section 5.3 TCP/IP
Settings.

Live View Performance: Set the live view performance to Shortest Delay, Real Time,
Balanced or Best Fluency.

Rules: It refers to the rules on your local browser, select enable or disable to display
or not display the colored marks when the motion detection, face detection, or
intrusion detection is triggered. E.g.: enabled as the rules are, and the face detection
is enabled as well, when a face is detected, it will be marked with a green rectangle
on the live view.


Image Format: Choose the image format for picture capture.
Record File Settings: Set the saving path of the recorded video files. Valid for the record
files you recorded with the web browser.

Record File Size: Select the packed size of the manually recorded and downloaded
video files to 256M, 512M or 1G. After the selection, the maximum record file size is
the value you selected.

Save record files to: Set the saving path for the manually recorded video files.

Save downloaded files to: Set the saving path for the downloaded video files in
playback mode.

Picture and Clip Settings: Set the saving paths of the captured pictures and clipped video
files. Valid for the pictures you captured with the web browser.

Save snapshots in live view to: Set the saving path of the manually captured
pictures in live view mode.

Save snapshots when playback to: Set the saving path of the captured pictures in
playback mode.

Save clips to: Set the saving path of the clipped video files in playback mode.
Note: You can click Browse to change the directory for saving the clips and pictures.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
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5.2
Configuring Time Settings
Purpose:
You can follow the instructions in this section to configure the time synchronization and DST
settings.
Steps:
1. Enter the Time Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > System > Time Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > System > Time Settings
Figure 5-2 Time Settings

Select the Time Zone.
Select the Time Zone of your location from the drop-down menu.
 Synchronizing Time by NTP Server.
(1) Check the checkbox to enable the NTP function.
(2) Configure the following settings:
Server Address: IP address of NTP server.
NTP Port: Port of NTP server.
Interval: The time interval between the two synchronizing actions with NTP server.
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Figure 5-3 Time Sync by NTP Server
Note: If the camera is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP server that has a
time synchronization function, such as the server at the National Time Center (IP Address:
210.72.145.44). If the camera is set in a customized network, NTP software can be used to
establish a NTP server for time synchronization.
 Synchronizing Time Synchronization Manually
Enable the Manual Time Sync function and then click
to set the system time from the
pop-up calendar.
Note: You can also check the Sync with computer time checkbox to synchronize the time of
the camera with that of your computer.
Figure 5-4 Time Sync Manually

Click the DST tab page to enable the DST function and Set the date of the DST period.
Figure 5-5 DST Settings
2. Click Save to save the settings.
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5.3
Configuring TCP/IP Settings
Purpose:
TCP/IP settings must be properly configured before you operate the camera over network.
The camera supports both the IPv4 and IPv6. Both versions may be configured
simultaneously without conflicting to each other, and at least one IP version should be
configured.
Steps:
1. Enter TCP/IP Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP
Figure 5-6 TCP/IP Settings
2. Configure the basic network settings, including the NIC Type, IPv4 or IPv6 Address, IPv4 or
IPv6 Subnet Mask, IPv4 or IPv6 Default Gateway, MTU settings and Multicast Address.
Notes:

The valid value range of MTU is 500 ~ 1500.
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
The Multicast sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients
to acquire the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group
address. Before utilizing this function, you have to enable the Multicast function of your
router.
3. Click Save to save the above settings.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.4
Configuring Port Settings
Purpose:
You can set the port No. of the camera, e.g. HTTP port, RTSP port and HTTPS port.
Steps:
1. Enter the Port Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > Port
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > Port
Figure 5-7 Port Settings
2. Set the HTTP port, RTSP port, HTTPS port and server port of the camera.
HTTP Port: The default port number is 80, and it can be changed to any port No. which
is not occupied.
RTSP Port: The default port number is 554 and it can be changed to any port No. ranges
from 1024 to 65535.
HTTPS Port: The default port number is 443, and it can be changed to any port No.
which is not occupied.
Server Port: The default server port number is 8000, and it can be changed to any port
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No. ranges from 2000 to 65535.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.5
Configuring PPPoE Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the PPPoE Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > PPPoE
Figure 5-8 PPPoE Settings
2.
Check the Enable PPPoE checkbox to enable this feature.
3.
Enter User Name, Password, and Confirm password for PPPoE access.
Note: The User Name and Password should be assigned by your ISP.
4.
Click Save to save and exit the interface.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.6
Configuring DDNS Settings
Purpose:
If your camera is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you can use the
Dynamic DNS (DDNS) for network access.
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Before you start:
Registration on the DDNS server is required before configuring the DDNS settings of the
camera.
Steps:
1. Enter the DDNS Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > DDNS
Figure 5-9 DDNS Settings
2. Check the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable this feature.
3. Select DDNS Type. Four DDNS types are selectable: IPServer , NO-IP, and DynDNS.
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DynDNS:
Steps:
(1) Enter Server Address of DynDNS (e.g. members.dyndns.org).
(2) In the Domain text field, enter the domain name obtained from the DynDNS
website.
(3) Enter the Port of DynDNS server.
(4) Enter the User Name and Password registered on the DynDNS website.
(5) Click Save to save the settings.
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Figure 5-10 DynDNS Settings
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IP Server:
Steps:
(1) Enter the Server Address of the IP Server.
(2) Click Save to save the settings.
Note: For the IP Server, you have to apply a static IP, subnet mask, gateway and
preferred DNS from the ISP. The Server Address should be entered with the static IP
address of the computer that runs the IP Server software.
Figure 5-11 IPServer Settings
Note: For the US and Canada area, you can enter 173.200.91.74 as the server address.
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NO-IP:
Steps:
(1) Choose the DDNS Type as NO-IP.
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Figure 5-12 NO-IP DNS Settings
(2) Enter the Server Address as www.noip.com
(3) Enter the Domain name you registered.
(4) Enter the Port number, if needed.
(5) Enter the User Name and Password.
(6) Click Save and then you can view the camera with the domain name.
5.7
Configuring SNMP Settings
Purpose:
You can set the SNMP function to get camera status, parameters and alarm related
information and manage the camera remotely when it is connected to the network.
Before you start:
Before setting the SNMP, please download the SNMP software and manage to receive the
camera information via SNMP port. By setting the Trap Address, the camera can send the
alarm event and exception messages to the surveillance center.
Note: The SNMP version you select should be the same as that of the SNMP software. And
you also need to use the different version according to the security level you required.
SNMP v1 provides no security and SNMP v2 requires password for access. And SNMP v3
provides encryption and if you use the third version, HTTPS protocol must be enabled.
Steps:
1. Enter the SNMP Settings interface:
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Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > SNMP
Figure 5-13 SNMP Settings
2. Check the corresponding version checkbox (
,
) to enable the feature.
3. Configure the SNMP settings.
Note: The settings of the SNMP software should be the same as the settings you
configure here.
4. Click Save to save and finish the settings.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
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5.8
Configuring 802.1X Settings
Purpose:
The IEEE 802.1X standard is supported by the network cameras, and when the feature is
enabled, the camera data is secured and user authentication is needed when connecting the
camera to the network protected by the IEEE 802.1X.
Before you start:
The authentication server must be configured. Please apply and register a user name and
password for 802.1X in the server.
Steps:
1. Enter the 802.1X Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > 802.1X
Figure 5-14 802.1X Settings
2. Check the Enable IEEE 802.1X checkbox to enable the feature.
3. Configure the 802.1X settings, including EAPOL version, user name and password.
Note: The EAPOL version must be identical with that of the router or the switch.
4. Enter the user name and password to access the server.
5. Click Save to finish the settings.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.9
Configuring QoS Settings
Purpose:
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QoS (Quality of Service) can help solve the network delay and network congestion by
configuring the priority of data sending.
Steps:
1. Enter the QoS Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > QoS
Figure 5-15 QoS Settings
2. Configure the QoS settings, including video / audio DSCP, event / alarm DSCP and
Management DSCP.
The valid value range of the DSCP is 0-63. The bigger the DSCP value is, the higher the
priority is.
Note: DSCP refers to the Differentiated Service Code Point; and the DSCP value is used in
the IP header to indicate the priority of the data.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Note: A reboot is required for the settings to take effect.
5.10
Configuring UPnP™ Settings
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) is a networking architecture that provides compatibility
among networking equipment, software and other hardware devices. The UPnP protocol
allows devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify the implementation of networks in the
home and corporate environments.
With the function enabled, you don’t need to configure the port mapping for each port, and
the camera is connected to the Wide Area Network via the router.
Steps:
1.
Enter the UPnP™ settings interface.
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Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > UPnP
2.
Check the checkbox to enable the UPnP™ function.
The name of the device when detected online can be edited.
Figure 5-16 Configure UPnP Settings
5.11
Email Sending Triggered by Alarm
Purpose:
The system can be configured to send an Email notification to all designated receivers if an
alarm event is detected, e.g., motion detection event, video loss, video tampering, etc.
Before you start:
Please configure the DNS Server settings under Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP or
Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP before using the Email function.
Steps:
1.
Enter the TCP/IP Settings (Configuration > Basic Configuration > Network > TCP/IP or
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > TCP/IP) to set the IPv4 Address,
IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway and the Preferred DNS Server.
Note: Please refer to Section 5.3 Configuring TCP/IP Settings for detailed information.
2.
Enter the Email Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > Email
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Figure 5-17 Email Settings
3.
Configure the following settings:
Sender: The name of the email sender.
Sender’s Address: The email address of the sender.
SMTP Server: The SMTP Server IP address or host name (e.g., smtp.263xmail.com).
SMTP Port: The SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port for SMTP is 25 (not secured). And
the SSL SMTP port is 465.
Enable SSL: Check the checkbox to enable SSL if it is required by the SMTP server.
Attached Image: Check the checkbox of Attached Image if you want to send emails with
attached alarm images.
Interval: The interval refers to the time between two actions of sending attached
pictures.
Authentication (optional): If your email server requires authentication, check this
checkbox to use authentication to log in to this server and enter the login user Name
and password.
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Choose Receiver: Select the receiver to which the email is sent. Up to 2 receivers can be
configured.
Receiver: The name of the user to be notified.
Receiver’s Address: The email address of user to be notified.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.12
Configuring NAT (Network Address Translation) Settings
Purpose:
1. Enter the NAT settings interface.
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > NAT
2. Choose the port mapping mode.
To port mapping with the default port numbers:
Choose Port Mapping Mode.
To port mapping with the customized port numbers:
Choose
And for manual port mapping, you can customize the value of the port number by
yourself.
Figure 5-18 Configure NAT Settings
3.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.13
Configuring FTP Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the FTP server related information to enable the uploading of the captured
pictures to the FTP server. The captured pictures can be triggered by events or a timing
snapshot task.
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Steps:
1. Enter the FTP Settings interface:
Configuration >Advanced Configuration > Network > FTP
Figure 5-19 FTP Settings
2. Configure the FTP settings; and the user name and password are required for login the
FTP server.
Directory: In the Directory Structure field, you can select the root directory, parent
directory and child directory. When the parent directory is selected, you have the option
to use the Device Name, Device Number or Device IP for the name of the directory; and
when the Child Directory is selected, you can use the Camera Name or Camera No. as
the name of the directory.
Upload type: To enable uploading the captured picture to the FTP server.
Anonymous Access to the FTP Server (in which case the user name and password
won’t be required.): Check the Anonymous checkbox to enable the anonymous access
to the FTP server.
Figure 5-20 FTP Settings
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Note: The anonymous access function must be supported by the FTP server.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Note: If you want to upload the captured pictures to FTP server, you have to enable the
continuous snapshot or event-triggered snapshot on Snapshot page. For detailed
information, please refer to the Section 6.6.7.
5.14
HTTPS Settings
Purpose:
HTTPS provides authentication of the web site and associated web server that one is
communicating with, which protects against Man-in-the-middle attacks. Perform the
following steps to set the port number of https.
Example:
If you set the port number as 443 and the IP address is 192.0.0.64, you may access the device
by inputting https://192.0.0.64:443 via the web browser.
Steps:
1. Enter the HTTPS settings interface.
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Network > HTTPS
2. Create the self-signed certificate or authorized certificate.
Figure 5-21 HTTPS Settings
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Create the self-signed certificate
1) Click Create button to enter the creation interface.
Figure 5-22 Create Self-signed Certificate
2) Enter the country, host name/IP, validity and other information.
3) Click OK to save the settings.
Note:
If you already had a certificate installed, the Create Self-signed Certificate is grayed
out.

Create the authorized certificate
1) Click Create button to create the certificate request.
2) Download the certificate request and submit it to the trusted certificate authority for
signature.
3) After receiving the signed valid certificate, import the certificate to the device.
3. There will be the certificate information after you successfully create and install the
certificate.
Figure 5-23 Installed Certificate
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4. Click the Save button to save the settings.
5.15
Configuring Video Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the Video Settings interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Video
Figure 5-24 Configure Video Settings
2. Select the Stream Type of the camera to main stream (normal), sub-stream or third
stream.
The main stream is usually for recording and live viewing with good bandwidth, and the
sub-stream and third stream can be used for live viewing when the bandwidth is limited.
3. You can customize the following parameters for the selected main stream or sub-stream:
Video Type:
Select the stream type to video stream, or video & audio composite stream. The audio
signal will be recorded only when the Video Type is Video & Audio.
Resolution:
Select the resolution of the video output.
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Bitrate Type:
Select the bitrate type to constant or variable.
Video Quality:
When bitrate type is selected as Variable, 6 levels of video quality are selectable.
Frame Rate:
Set the frame rate to 1/16~25 fps. The frame rate is to describe the frequency at which
the video stream is updated and it is measured by frames per second (fps). A higher
frame rate is advantageous when there is movement in the video stream, as it maintains
image quality throughout.
Max. Bitrate:
Set the max. bitrate to 32~16384 Kbps. The higher value corresponds to the higher video
quality, but the higher bandwidth is required.
Video Encoding:
If the Stream Type is set to main stream, H.264 and MJPEG are selectable, and if the
stream type is set to sub stream, H.264, MJPEG, and MPEJ4 are selectable.
Note: The supported video encoding may differ according to the different platform.
Profile:
Basic profile, Main Profile and High Profile for coding are selectable.
I Frame Interval:
Set the I-Frame interval to 1~400.
SVC:
Scalable Video Coding is an extension of the H.264/AVC standard. Set it OFF or ON
according to your actual needs.
Smoothing:
It refers to the smoothness of the stream. The higher value of the smoothing, the better
fluency of the stream, though, the video quality may not be so satisfied. The lower value
of the smoothing, the higher quality of the stream, though it may appear not fluent.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
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5.16
Configuring Audio Settings
Steps:
1. Enter the Audio Settings interface
Configuration > Basic Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio > Audio
Figure 5-25 Audio Settings
2. Configure the following settings.
Audio Encoding: G.711 ulaw, G.711alaw, G.726, and MP2L2 are selectable. And 32kbps,
64kbps, and 128kbps are supported if MP2L2 is selected.
Audio Input: MicIn and Linein are selectable for the connected microphone and pickup
respectively.
Input Volume: 0-100
Environmental Noise Filter: Set it as OFF or ON. When you set the function on the noise
detected can be filtered.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
5.17
Configuring ROI Encoding
ROI stands for the region of interest. And the ROI encoding enables you to discriminate the
ROI and background information in compression, that is to say, the technology assigns more
encoding resource to the region of interest to increase the quality of the ROI whereas the
background information is less focused.
Steps:
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1.
Enter the ROI settings interface
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Video / Audio >ROI
Figure 5-26 Region of Interest Settings
2.
Draw the region of interest on the image. There are four regions can be drawn.
3.
Choose the stream type to set the ROI encoding.
4.
Choose the ROI type.
There are two options for ROI encoding, the fixed region encoding and the dynamic
tracking.
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The fixed region encoding is the ROI encoding for the manually configured area.
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And you can choose the Image Quality Enhancing level for ROI encoding, and you
can also name the ROI area.
The dynamic region refers to the ROI defined by intelligent analysis such as human

face detection. You can choose the Image Quality Enhancing level for the ROI
encoding.
5.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.18
Configuring Display Settings
Purpose:
You can set the image quality of the camera, including brightness, contrast, saturation, hue,
sharpness, etc.
Note:
The display parameters vary according to the different camera model. Please refer to the
actual interface for details.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Display Settings interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> Image> Display Settings
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image> Display Settings
2.
Set the image parameters of the camera.
Note:
In order to guarantee the image quality in the different illumination, it provides two sets of
parameters for user to configure.
Day/night Auto-switch
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Figure 5-27 Display Settings of Day/Night Auto-switch
 Image Adjustment
Brightness describes bright of the image, which ranges from 1~100, and the default value is
50.
Contrast describes the contrast of the image, which ranges from 1~100, and the default
value is 50.
Saturation describes the colorfulness of the image color, which ranges from 1~100, and the
default value is 50.
Sharpness describes the edge contrast of the image, which ranges from 1~100, and the
default value is 50.
 Exposure Settings
If the camera is equipped with the fixed lens, only Manual is selectable, and the iris mode is
not configurable.
If Auto is selected, you can set the auto iris level from 0~ 100.
For the camera supports P-Iris lens, if P-Iris lens is adopted, then the P-Iris lens type is
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selectable, e.g.: Tamron 2.8-8mm F1.2 (M13VP288-IR), or if DC lens is adopted, then manual
and auto are selectable.
The exposure time refers to the electronic shutter time, which ranges from 1 ~ 1/100,000s.
Adjust it according to the actual luminance condition.
 Focus Settings
For the camera supports electronic lens, you can set the focus mode as Manual or Auto. If
auto is selected, the focus is adjusted automatically, and if manual is selected, you can
control the lens by adjusting the zoom, focus, lens initialization, and auxiliary focus via the
PTZ control interface.
 Day/Night Switch
Select the day/night switch mode, and configure the smart IR settings from this option.
Figure 5-28 Day/Night Switch
Day, night, auto, schedule, and triggered by alarm input are selectable for day/night switch.
Day: the camera stays at day mode.
Night: the camera stays at night mode.
Auto: the camera switches between the day mode and the night mode according to the
illumination automatically. The sensitivity ranges from 0~7, the higher the value is, the easier
the mode switches. The filtering time refers to the interval time between the day/night
switch. You can set it from 5s to 120s.
Schedule: Set the start time and the end time to define the duration for day/night mode.
Triggered by alarm input: The switch is triggered by alarm input, and you can set the
triggered mode to day or night.
Smart IR gives user an option to turn ON / OFF the IR LED.
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Set the smart IR to ON, and Auto and Manual are selectable for IR mode. Select AUTO, and
the IR LED changes according to the actual luminance. E.g.: if the current scene is bright
enough, then the IR LED adjusts itself to lower power; and if the scene is not bright enough,
the IR LED adjusts itself to higher power.
Select Manual, and you can adjust the IR LED by adjusting the distance. E.g.: If the object is
near the camera, the device adjusts the IR LED to lower power, and the IR LED is in higher
power if the object is far.
 Backlight Settings
BLC: If you focus on an object against strong backlight, the object will be too dark to be seen
clearly. BLC compensates light to the object in the front to make it clear. OFF, Up, Down, Left,
Right, Center and customize are selectable.
WDR: Wide Dynamic Range can be used when there is a high contrast of the bright area and
the dark area of the scene.
HLC: High Light Compression function can be used when there are strong lights in the scene
affecting the image quality.
 White Balance
White balance is the white rendition function of the camera used to adjust the color
temperature according to the environment.
Figure 5-29 White Balance
 Image Enhancement
Digital Noise Reduction: DNR reduces the noise in the video stream. OFF, Normal Mode and
Expert Mode are selectable. Set the DNR level from 0~100, and the default value is50 in
Normal Mode. Set the DNR level from both space DNR level [0~100] and time DNR level
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[0~100] in Expert Mode.
Defog Mode: You can enable the defog function when the environment is foggy and the
image is misty. It enhances the subtle details so that the image appears clearer.
Electrical Image Stabilizer: EIS reduces the effects of vibration in a video.
Grey Scale: You can choose the range of the grey scale as [0-255] or [16-235].
 Video Adjustment
Mirror: It mirrors the image so you can see it inversed. Left/Right, Up/Down, Center, and OFF
are selectable.
Rotate: To make a complete use of the 16:9 aspect ratio, you can enable the rotate function
when you use the camera in a narrow view scene.
When installing, turn the camera to the 90 degrees or rotate the 3-axis lens to 90 degrees,
and set the rotate mode as on, you will get a normal view of the scene with 9:16 aspect ratio
to ignore the needless information such as the wall, and get more meaningful information of
the scene.
Scene Mode: Choose the scene as indoor or outdoor according to the real environment.
Video Standard: 50 Hz and 60 Hz are selectable. Choose according to the different video
standards; normally 50 Hz for PAL standard and 60 Hz for NTSC standard.
Capture Mode: It’s the selectable video input mode to meet the different demands of field
of view and resolution.
 Other
Some of the camera supports CVBS, SDI, or HDMI output. Please refer to the actual camera
model for details.
Day/Night Scheduled-Switch
Day/Night scheduled-switch configuration interface enables you to set the separate camera
parameters for day and night to guarantee the image quality in different illumination.
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Figure 5-30 Day/Night Scheduled-Switch Configuration Interface
Steps:
1.
Click the time line to select the start time and the end time of the switch.
2.
Click Common tab to configure the common parameters applicable to the day mode and
night mode.
Note:
The detailed information of each parameter please refers to day/night auto switch
session.
3.
Click Day tab to configure the parameters applicable for day mode.
4.
Click Night tab to configure the parameters applicable for night mode.
Note:
The settings saved automatically if any parameter is changed.
5.19
Configuring OSD Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the camera name and time on the screen.
Steps:
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1. Enter the OSD Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > OSD Settings
Figure 5-31 OSD Settings
2. Check the corresponding checkbox to select the display of camera name, date or week if
required.
3. Edit the camera name in the text field of Camera Name.
4. Select from the drop-down list to set the time format, date format, display mode and the
OSD font size.
5. Define the font color of the OSD by clicking the drop-down, and black & white
self-adaptive and custom are selectable.
Figure 5-32 Font Color-Custom
6. You can use the mouse to click and drag the text frame
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view window to adjust the OSD position.
Figure 5-33 Adjust OSD Location
7. Click Save to activate the above settings.
5.20
Configuring Text Overlay Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the text overlay.
Steps:
1. Enter the Text Overlay Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Image > Text Overlay
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Figure 5-34 Text Overlay
2. Check the checkbox in front of textbox to enable the on-screen display.
3. Input the characters in the textbox.
4. (Optional)Use the mouse to click and drag the red text frame
in the live view
window to adjust the text overlay position.
5. Click Save.
Note: Up to 8 text overlays are configurable.
5.21
Configuring Privacy Mask
Purpose:
Privacy mask enables you to cover certain areas on the live video to prevent certain spots in
the surveillance area from being live viewed and recorded.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Privacy Mask Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image > Privacy Mask
2.
Check the checkbox of Enable Privacy Mask to enable this function.
3.
Click Draw Area.
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Figure 5-35 Privacy Mask Settings
4.
Click and drag the mouse in the live video window to draw the mask area.
Note: You are allowed to draw up to 4 areas on the same image.
5.
Click Stop Drawing to finish drawing or click Clear All to clear all of the areas you set
without saving them.
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.22
Configuring Picture Overlay
Purpose:
Picture overlay enables you to overlay a picture on the image. This function enables a certain
enterprise or users to overlay their logo on the image.
Note: The picture must be in RGB24 bmp format and the maximum size of the picture is
128*128.
Steps:
1. Enter the Picture Overlay Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Image > Picture Overlay
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Figure 5-36 Picture Overlay
2. Click Browse to select a picture.
3. Click Upload to upload it.
4. Check Enable Picture Overlay checkbox to enable the function.
X Coordinate and Y Coordinate values are for the location of the picture on the image. And
the Picture width and height shows the size of the picture.
5.23
Configuring and Handling Alarms
This section explains how to configure the network camera to respond to alarm events,
including motion detection, video tampering, alarm input, alarm output, exception, face
detection, audio exception detection, intrusion detection, defocus detection, and scene
change detection, etc. These events can trigger the linkage methods, such as Notify
Surveillance Center, Send Email, Trigger Alarm Output, etc.
Notes:
 Check the checkbox of Notify Surveillance Center if you want to the alarm
information pushed to your mobile phone as soon as the alarm is triggered.
 Click
for help when you configure the intelligent functions, including face
detection, audio exception detection, intrusion detection, defocus detection, scene
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change detection, etc. A help document will guide you to go through the
configuration steps.
5.24
Configuring Motion Detection
Purpose:
Motion detection detects the moving objects in the configured surveillance area, and
triggers the certain action as a respond to detection.
In order to detect the moving objects accurately and reduce the false alarm rate, normal
configuration and expert configuration are selectable for different motion detection
environment.

Normal Configuration
Normal configuration adopts one set of parameter for motion detection during the day and
at night.
Tasks:
1.
Set the Motion Detection Area.
Steps:
(1) Enter the motion detection settings interface
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Motion Detection
(2) Check the checkbox of Enable Motion Detection.
(3) Check the checkbox of Enable Dynamic Analysis for Motion if you want to mark the
detected objects with green rectangles.
Note: Select Disable for rules if you don’t want the detected objected displayed with
the rectangles. Select disable from Configuration-Local Configuration-Live View
Parameters-rules.
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Figure 5-37 Enable Motion Detection
(4) Click Draw Area. Click and drag the mouse on the live video to draw a motion
detection area.
(5) Click Stop Drawing to finish drawing one area.
(6) (Optional) Click Clear All to clear all of the areas.
(7) (Optional) Move the slider to set the sensitivity of the detection.
2.
Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection.
Steps:
Figure 5-38 Arming Time
(1) Click Edit to edit the arming schedule. The Figure 6-34 shows the editing interface of
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the arming schedule.
(2) Choose the day you want to set the arming schedule.
(3) Click
to set the time period for the arming schedule.
(4) (Optional) After you set the arming schedule, you can copy the schedule to other
days.
(5) Click OK to save the settings.
Note: The time of each period can’t be overlapped. Up to 4 periods can be configured
for each day.
Figure 5-39 Arming Time Schedule
3.
Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection.
Check the checkbox to select the linkage method. Notify surveillance center, send email,
upload to FTP, trigger channel and trigger alarm output are selectable. You can specify
the linkage method when an event occurs.
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Figure 5-40 Linkage Method
 Audible Warning
Trigger the audible warning locally. And it only supported by the device have the
audio output.
 Notify Surveillance Center
Send an exception or alarm signal to remote management software when an event
occurs.
 Send Email
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an event occurs.
Note: To send the Email when an event occurs, you need to refer to Section 5.11 to set
the related parameters.
 Upload to FTP
Capture the image when an alarm is triggered and upload the picture to a FTP server.
Note: Set the FTP address and the remote FTP server first.
 Trigger Channel
The video will be recorded when the motion is detected. You have to set the recording
schedule to realize this function.
 Trigger Alarm Output
Trigger one or more external alarm outputs when an event occurs.
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
Expert Configuration
Expert mode is mainly used to configure the sensitivity and proportion of object on area of
each area for different day/night switch.
Figure 5-41 Expert Mode of Motion Detection
 Day/Night Switch OFF
Steps:
(1) Draw the detection area as in the normal configuration mode. Up to 8 areas are
supported.
(2) Select OFF for Switch Day and Night Settings.
(3) Select the area by clicking the area No.
(4) Slide the cursor to adjust the sensitivity and proportion of object on the area for the
selected area.
(5) Set the arming schedule and linkage method as in the normal configuration mode.
(6) Click Save to save the settings.
 Day/Night Auto-Switch
Steps:
(1) Draw the detection area as in the normal configuration mode. Up to 8 areas are
supported.
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(2) Select Auto-Switch for Switch Day and Night Settings.
Figure 5-42 Day/Night Auto-Switch
(3) Select the area by clicking the area No.
(4) Slide the cursor to adjust the sensitivity and proportion of object on the area for the
selected area in the daytime.
(5) Slide the cursor to adjust the sensitivity and proportion of object on the area for the
selected area at night.
(6) Set the arming schedule and linkage method as in the normal configuration mode.
(7) Click Save to save the settings.
 Day/Night Scheduled-Switch
(1) Draw the detection area as in the normal configuration mode. Up to 8 areas are
supported.
(2) Select Scheduled-Switch for Switch Day and Night Settings.
Figure 5-43 Day/Night Scheduled-Switch
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(3) Select the start time and the end time for the switch timing.
(4) Select the area by clicking the area No.
(5) Slide the cursor to adjust the sensitivity and proportion of object on the area for the
selected area in the daytime.
(6) Slide the cursor to adjust the sensitivity and proportion of object on the area for the
selected area at night.
(7) Set the arming schedule and linkage method as in the normal configuration mode.
(8) Click Save to save the settings.
5.25
Configuring Video Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
You can configure the camera to trigger the alarm when the lens is covered and take alarm
response action.
Steps:
1.
Enter the video tampering Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Video Tampering
Figure 5-44 Video Tampering Alarm
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2.
Check Enable Video Tampering checkbox to enable the video tampering detection.
3.
Set the video tampering area; refer to Task 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in Section
5.24.
4.
Click Edit to edit the arming schedule for video tampering. The arming schedule
configuration is the same as the setting of the arming schedule for motion detection. Refer
to Task 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 5.24.
5.
Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the video tampering. Audible
warning, notify surveillance center, send email and trigger alarm output are selectable.
Please refer to Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in Section 5.24.
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.26
Configuring Alarm Input
Steps:
1.
Enter the Alarm Input Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Input:
2.
Choose the alarm input No. and the Alarm Type. The alarm type can be NO (Normally
Open) and NC (Normally Closed). Edit the name to set a name for the alarm input
(optional).
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Figure 5-45 Alarm Input Settings
3.
Click Edit to set the arming schedule for the alarm input. Refer to Task 2 Set the Arming
Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 5.24.
4.
Check the checkbox to select the linkage method taken for the alarm input. Refer to
Task 3 Set the Alarm Actions for Motion Detection in Section 5.24.
5.
You can also choose the PTZ linking for the alarm input if your camera is installed with a
pan/tilt unit. Check the relative checkbox and select the No. to enable Preset Calling,
Patrol Calling or Pattern Calling.
6.
You can copy your settings to other alarm inputs.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.27
Configuring Alarm Output
Steps:
1.
Enter the Alarm Output Settings interface:
Configuration>Advanced Configuration> Events > Alarm Output
2.
Select one alarm output channel in the Alarm Output drop-down list. You can also set a
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name for the alarm output (optional).
3.
The Delay time can be set to 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min or Manual.
The delay time refers to the time duration that the alarm output remains in effect after
alarm occurs.
4.
Click Edit to enter the Edit Schedule Time interface. The time schedule configuration is
the same as the settings of the arming schedule for motion detection Refer to Task 2 Set the
Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 5.24.
5.
You can copy the settings to other alarm outputs.
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-46 Alarm Output Settings
5.28
Handling Exception
The exception type can be HDD full, HDD error, network disconnected, IP address conflicted
and illegal login to the cameras.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Exception Settings interface:
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Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Events > Exception
2.
Check the checkbox to set the actions taken for the Exception alarm.
Figure 5-47 Exception Settings
3.
Click Save to save the settings.
5.29
Configuring Face Detection
Note: Face detection is only for certain modules, check the specification for whether the
module supports the function.
If you enable the face detection, once a face appears in the surveillance area, it will be
detected and certain actions may be triggered by the detection.
Figure 5-48 Face Detection Interface
Steps:
1.
Enter the face detection settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Events > Face Detection
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2.
Check the Enable Face Detection to checkbox to enable the function.
3.
(Optional)You can check the Enable Dynamic Analysis for Face Detection checkbox if you
want the face detected get marked with rectangle in the live view.
Note: Select disable the rules from Configuration-Local Configuration-Live View
Parameters-Rules if you don’t want the detected face marked with the green frame.
4.
Configure the sensitivity [1~5] of the face detection.
5.
(Optional)You can also configure the linkage action for face detection.
Note:
The face detection is only supported by a certain series of camera modes.
5.30
Configuring Audio Exception Detection
Purpose:
Audio exception detection detects the abnormal sounds, including the audio input exception,
sound intensity steep rise, sound intensity steep drop, etc.
Audio Input Exception: Check the checkbox to enable the function so as to detect the
abnormal audio input.
Sound Intensity Steep Rise: It detects the sudden rise of the sound intensity, and it is consist
of the following two settings.
 Sensitivity: Range [1-100], the smaller the value the more severe the change should
be to trigger the detection.
 Sound Intensity Threshold: Range [1-100], it can filter the sound in the environment,
the louder the environment sound, the higher the value should be. You can adjust it
according to the real environment.
Sound Intensity Steep Drop: It detects the sudden drop of the sound intensity, by which you
can find the abnormal silent. E.g.: The electric generator makes loud noise when it’s working,
while it should be paid attention if the loud noise drops suddenly.
You can set the sensitivity level [0~100] according to the actual environment.
Arming Schedule is configured to set the time you want the function to be enabled.
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1. Click Edit to set the arming schedule.
2. Choose to trigger alarm actions as Notify Surveillance Center and Send Email,
Upload to FTP and Trigger Channel or trigger the Alarm Output.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-49 Audio Exception Configuration
5.31
Traversing Virtual Plane
This function can be used for detecting people, vehicles and objects traversing a pre-defined
virtual plane. The traversing direction can be set as bidirectional, from left to right or from
right to left. And a series of linkage method will be triggered if any object is detected.
Steps:
1. Check the Enable Traversing Virtual Plane Detection checkbox.
2. Click the Draw Area, and a virtual plane will show on the image.
3. Click on the line, and you will see two red squares on each end, drag one of the red
squares to define the arming area.
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Figure 5-50 Draw Virtual Plane
And you can select the directions as A<->B, A ->B, and B->A.
A<->B: Only the arrow on the B side shows; when an object going across the plane with
both direction can be detected and alarms are triggered.
A->B: Only the object crossing the virtual plane from the A side to the B side can be
detected.
B->A: Only the object crossing the virtual plane from the B side to the A side can be
detected.
4. Set the sensitivity [1~100].
5. Choose another virtual plane on the dropdown list to configure. Up to 4 virtual
planes are configurable.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
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5.32
Configuring Intrusion Detection
Intrusion detection can set an area in the surveillance scene and once the area is been
entered, a set of alarm action is triggered.
Steps:
1. Check the Enable Intrusion Detection checkbox.
2. Click Draw Area, and then draw a rectangle on the image as a defense region.
Note: when you draw the rectangle, all lines should connect end to end to each
other. Up to four areas are supported.
Figure 5-51 Configuring Intrusion Area
You can click Clear to clear the areas you drawn.
The defense region parameters can be set separately.
3. Choose the region to be configured.
 Threshold: Range [0-10s], the threshold for the time of the object loitering in
the region. If you set the value as 0, alarm is triggered immediately after the
object entering the region.
 Sensitivity: Range [1-100]. The value of the sensitivity defines the size of the
object which can trigger the alarm, when the sensitivity is high, a very small
object can trigger the alarm.
 Percentage: Range [1-100]. Percentage defines the ratio of the in-region part of
the object which can trigger the alarm. For example, when you set the
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percentage as 50%, half of the object entering the region will trigger the alarm.
Arming Schedule is configured to set the time you want the function to be enabled.
1. Click Edit to set the arming schedule.
2. Choose to trigger alarm actions as Notify Surveillance Center, Send Email, Upload
to FTP and Trigger Channel or trigger the Alarm Output.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
5.33
Configuring Defocus Detection
Purpose:
The image blur caused by defocus of the lens can be detected and a series of alarm action
can be triggered.
Steps:
1. Check the Enable Defocus Detection checkbox.
2. Choose to trigger alarm actions as Notify Surveillance Center and Send Email, or
trigger the Alarm Output.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-52 Configuring Defocus Detection
5.34
Configuring Scene Change Detection
Purpose:
Scene change detection is used to detect the change of surveillance environment affected by
the external factors; such as the intentional rotation of the camera.
Steps:
1. Check the Enable Scene Change Detection checkbox.
Sensitivity: Range [1%-100%]. The higher the sensitivity, the easier the change of
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scene can trigger the alarm.
Arming Schedule is configured to set the time you want the function to be enabled.
2. Click Edit to set the arming schedule.
3. Choose to trigger alarm actions as Notify Surveillance Center and Send Email, or
trigger the Alarm Output.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 5-53 Scene Change Detection
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Chapter 6
Storage Settings
Before you start:
To configure record settings, please make sure that you have the network storage device
within the network or the SD card inserted in your camera.
6.1
Configuring NAS Settings
Before you start:
The network disk should be available within the network and properly configured to store
the recorded files, log files, etc.
Steps:
1.
Add the network disk
(1) Enter the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Storage > NAS
Figure 6-1 Add Network Disk
(2) Enter the IP address of the network disk, and enter the file path.
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(3) Select the mounting type. NFS and SMB/CIFS are selectable. And you can set the
user name and password to guarantee the security if SMB/CIFS is selected.
Note:
Please refer to the User Manual of NAS for creating the file path.
(4) Click Save to add the network disk.
2. Initialize the added network disk.
(1) Enter the HDD Settings interface (Advanced Configuration > Storage > Storage
Management), in which you can view the capacity, free space, status, type and
property of the disk.
Figure 6-2 Storage Management Interface
(2) If the status of the disk is Uninitialized, check the corresponding checkbox to select
the disk and click Format to start initializing the disk.
When the initialization completed, the status of disk will become Normal.
Figure 6-3 View Disk Status
3. Define the quota for record and pictures.
(1) Input the quota percentage for picture and for record.
(2) Click Save and refresh the browser page to activate the settings.
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Figure 6-4 Quota Settings
Notes:

Up to 8 NAS disks can be connected to the camera.

To initialize and use the SD card after insert it to the camera, please refer to the steps of
NAS disk initialization.
6.2
Configuring Recording Schedule
Purpose:
There are two kinds of recording for the cameras: manual recording and scheduled recording.
For the manual recording, refer to Section 4.3 Recording and Capturing Pictures Manually.
In this section, you can follow the instructions to configure the scheduled recording. By
default, the record files of scheduled recording are stored in the SD card (if supported) or in
the network disk.
Steps:
1. Enter the Record Schedule Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Storage > Record Schedule
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Figure 6-5 Recording Schedule Interface
2. Check the checkbox of Enable Record Schedule to enable scheduled recording.
3. Set the record parameters of the camera.
Figure 6-6 Record Parameters

Pre-record: The time you set to start recording before the scheduled time or the
event. For example, if an alarm triggers recording at 10:00, and the pre-record time
is set as 5 seconds, the camera starts to record at 9:59:55.
The Pre-record time can be configured as No Pre-record, 5 s, 10 s, 15 s, 20 s, 25 s, 30
s or not limited.

Post-record: The time you set to stop recording after the scheduled time or the
event. For example, if an alarm triggered recording ends at 11:00, and the
post-record time is set as 5 seconds, the camera records until 11:00:05.
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The Post-record time can be configured as 5 s, 10 s, 30 s, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min or 10
min.
Note: The record parameter configurations vary depending on the camera model.
4. Click Edit to edit the record schedule.
Figure 6-7 Record Schedule
5. Choose the day to set the record schedule.
(1) Set all-day record or segment record:

If you want to configure the all-day recording, please check the All Day checkbox.

If you want to record in different time sections, check the Customize checkbox. Set
the Start Time and End Time.
Note: The time of each segment can’t be overlapped. Up to 4 segments can be
configured.
(2) Select a Record Type. The record type can be Continuous, Motion Detection, Alarm,
Motion | Alarm, Motion & Alarm, PIR Alarm, Wireless Alarm, Emergency Alarm, or
Motion | Alarm Input | PIR | Wireless | Emergency.

Continuous
If you select Continuous, the video will be recorded automatically according to the
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time of the schedule.

Record Triggered by Motion Detection
If you select Motion Detection, the video will be recorded when the motion is
detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the motion detection
area and check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage Method of Motion
Detection Settings interface. For detailed information, please refer to the Step 1
Set the Motion Detection Area in the Section 6.6.1.

Record Triggered by Alarm
If you select Alarm, the video will be recorded when the alarm is triggered via the
external alarm input channels.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to set the Alarm Type and
check the checkbox of Trigger Channel in the Linkage Method of Alarm Input
Settings interface.

Record Triggered by Motion & Alarm
If you select Motion & Alarm, the video will be recorded when the motion and
alarm are triggered at the same time. Besides configuring the recording schedule,
you have to configure the settings on the Motion Detection and Alarm Input
Settings interfaces.

Record Triggered by Motion | Alarm
If you select Motion | Alarm, the video will be recorded when the external alarm
is triggered or the motion is detected.
Besides configuring the recording schedule, you have to configure the settings on
the Motion Detection and Alarm Input Settings interfaces.
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Figure 6-8 Edit Record Schedule
(3) Check the checkbox of Select All and click Copy to copy settings of this day to the
whole week. You can also check any of the checkboxes before the date and click
Copy.
(4) Click OK to save the settings and exit the Edit Record Schedule interface.
6. Click Save to save the settings.
6.3
Configuring Snapshot Settings
Purpose:
You can configure the scheduled snapshot and event-triggered snapshot. The captured
picture can be stored in the SD card (if supported) or the netHDD (For detailed information
about netHDD, please refer to Section 6.1 Configuring NAS Settings). You can also upload the
captured pictures to a FTP server.
Basic Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the Snapshot Settings interface:
Configuration > Advanced Configuration > Storage > Snapshot
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2.
Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox to enable continuous snapshot. Check the
Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox to check event-triggered snapshot.
3.
Select the quality of the snapshot.
4.
Set the time interval between two snapshots.
5.
Click Save to save the settings.
Uploading to FTP
You can follow below configuration instructions to upload the snapshots to FTP.

Upload continuous snapshots to FTP
Steps:
1)
Configure the FTP settings and check Upload Picture checkbox in FTP Settings interface.
Please refer to Section 5.13 Configuring FTP Settings for more details to configure FTP
parameters.
2)
Check the Enable Timing Snapshot checkbox.

Upload event-triggered snapshots to FTP
Steps:
1)
Configure the FTP settings and check Upload Picture checkbox in FTP Settings interface.
Please refer to Section 5.13 Configuring FTP Settings for more details to configure FTP
parameters.
2)
Check Upload Picture checkbox in Motion Detection Settings or Alarm Input interface.
Please refer to Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 5.23,
or Step 4 Configuring External Alarm Input in Section 5.27.
3)
Check the Enable Event-triggered Snapshot checkbox.
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Figure 6-9 Snapshot Settings
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Playback
Purpose:
This section explains how to view the remotely recorded video files stored in the network
disks or SD cards.
Steps:
1. Click Playback on the menu bar to enter playback interface.
Figure 7-1 Playback Interface
2. Select the date and click Search.
Figure 7-2 Search Video
3. Click
to play the video files found on this date.
The toolbar on the bottom of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
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Figure 7-3 Playback Toolbar
Table 7-1 Description of the buttons
Button
Operation
Button
Play
Operation
Capture a picture
Pause
/
Start/Stop clipping video
files
Audio on and adjust
volume/Mute
Stop
/
Speed down
Download video files
Speed up
Download captured
pictures
Playback by
frame
/
Enable/Disable digital
zoom
Note: You can choose the file paths locally for downloaded playback video files and pictures
in Local Configuration interface.
Drag the progress bar with the mouse to locate the exact playback point. You can also input
the time and click
can also click
to locate the playback point in the Set playback time field. You
to zoom out/in the progress bar.
Figure 7-4 Set Playback Time
Figure 7-5 Progress Bar
The different colors of the video on the progress bar stand for the different video types.
Figure 7-6 Video Types
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Chapter 8
Log Searching
Purpose:
The operation, alarm, exception and information of the camera can be stored in log files. You
can also export the log files on your demand.
Before you start:
Please configure network storage for the camera or insert a SD card in the camera.
Steps:
1. Click Log on the menu bar to enter log searching interface.
Figure 8-1 Log Searching Interface
2. Set the log search conditions to specify the search, including the Major Type, Minor Type,
Start Time and End Time.
3. Click Search to search log files. The matched log files will be displayed on the Log
interface.
Figure 8-2 Log Searching
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4. To export the log files, click Save log to save the log files in your computer.
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9.1
Others
Managing User Accounts
Enter the User Management interface:
Configuration >Basic Configuration> Security > User
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> Security > User
The admin user has access to create, modify or delete other accounts. Up to 15 user
accounts can be created.
Figure 9-1 User Information

Add a User
Steps:
1. Click Add to add a user.
2. Input the User Name, select Level and input Password.
Notes:
●
Different level user owns different permissions. Operator and user are selectable.
●
The system will judge the password strength automatically, it is highly recommended
to set a password with high security level to ensure the security. A good password
should be no less than 6 characters, and is the combination of numeric, upper case
letters and lower case letters.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or uncheck
the permissions for the new user.
4. Click OK to finish the user addition.
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Figure 9-2 Add a User

Modify a User
Steps:
1. Left-click to select the user from the list and click Modify.
2. Modify the User Name, Level or Password.
3. In the Basic Permission field and Camera Configuration field, you can check or uncheck
the permissions.
4. Click OK to finish the user modification.
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Figure 9-3 Modify a User
 Delete a User
Steps:
1. Click to select the user you want to delete and click Delete.
2. Click OK on the pop-up dialogue box to delete the user.
9.2
Authentication
Purpose:
You can specifically secure the stream data of live view.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Authentication interface: Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security >
Authentication
Figure 9-4 RTSP Authentication
2.
Select the RTSP Authentication type basic or disable in the drop-down list to enable or
disable the RTSP authentication.
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Note: If you disable the RTSP authentication, anyone can access the video stream by the
RTSP protocol via the IP address.
3.
Select the Web Authentication as Basic or Digest.
Basic: The basic authentication method is adopted.
Digest: The digest authentication method, which is securer, is adopted.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
9.3
Anonymous Visit
Purpose:
Enabling this function allows visit for whom doesn’t have the user name and password of the
device.
Steps:
1. Enter the Anonymous Visit interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > Anonymous Visit
Figure 9-5 Anonymous Visit
2. Set the Anonymous Visit permission Enable or Disable in the drop-down list to enable
or disable the anonymous visit.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
There will be a checkbox of Anonymous by the next time you logging in.
Figure 9-6 Login Interface with an Anonymous Checkbox
4. Check the checkbox of Anonymous and click Login.
Note: Only live view is available for the anonymous user.
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9.4
IP Address Filter
Purpose:
This function makes it possible for access control.
Steps:
1. Enter the IP Address Filter interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> Security > IP Address Filter
Figure 9-7 IP Address Filter Interface
2. Check the checkbox of Enable IP Address Filter.
3. Select the type of IP Address Filter in the drop-down list, Forbidden and Allowed are
selectable.
4. Set the IP Address Filter list.

Add an IP Address
Steps:
(1) Click the Add to add an IP.
(2) Input the IP Adreess.
Figure 9-8 Add an IP
(3) Click the OK to finish adding.

Modify an IP Address
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Steps:
(1) Left-click an IP address from filter list and click Modify.
(2) Modify the IP address in the text filed.
Figure 9-9 Modify an IP
(3) Click the OK to finish modifying.

Delete an IP Address
Left-click an IP address from filter list and click Delete.

Delete all IP Addresses
Click Clear to delete all the IP addrsses.
5. Click Save to save the settings.
9.5
Security Service
To enable the remote login, and improve the data communication security, the camera
provides the security service for better user experience.
Go to Configuration > Advanced configuration > Security >Security Service to enter the
security service configuration interface.
Figure 9-10 Security Service
Check the checkbox of Enable Telnet to enable the remote login by the telnet, and uncheck
the checkbox to disable the telnet.
Check the checkbox of Enable SSH to enable the data communication security, and uncheck
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the checkbox to disable the SSH.
9.6
Viewing Device Information
Enter the Device Information interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Device Information
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Device Information
In the Device Information interface, you can edit the Device Name.
Other information of the network camera, such as Model, Serial No., Firmware Version,
Encoding Version, Number of Channels, Number of HDDs, Number of Alarm Input and
Number of Alarm Output are displayed. The information cannot be changed in this menu. It
is the reference for maintenance or modification in future.
Figure 9-11 Device Information
9.7
Rebooting the Camera
Steps:
1.
Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance:
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2.
Click Reboot to reboot the network camera.
Figure 9-12 Reboot the Device
9.8
Restoring Default Settings
Steps:
1.
Enter the Maintenance interface:
Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance
Or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click Restore or Default to restore the default settings.
Figure 9-13 Restore Default Settings
Note: After restoring the default settings, the IP address is also restored to the
default IP address, please be careful for this action.
9.9
Exporting / Importing Configuration File
Purpose:
Configuration file is used for the batch configuration of the camera, which can simplify the
configuration steps when there are a lot of cameras needing configuring.
Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface: Configuration > Basic Configuration> System >
Maintenance, or Configuration>Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2. Click Export to export the current configuration file, and save it to the certain place.
3. Click Browse to select the saved configuration file and then click Import to start
importing configuration file.
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Note: You need to reboot the camera after importing configuration file.
4. Click Export and set the saving path to save the configuration file in local storage.
Figure 9-14 Import/Export Configuration File
9.10
Upgrading the System
Steps:
1.
Enter the Maintenance interface: Configuration > Basic Configuration> System >
Maintenance , or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance
2.
Select firmware or firmware directory to locate the upgrade file.
Firmware: Locate the exact path of the upgrade file.
Firmware Directory: Only the directory the upgrade file belongs to is required.
3.
Click Browse to select the local upgrade file and then click Upgrade to start remote
upgrade.
Figure 9-15 Remote Upgrade
Note:
The upgrading process will take 1~10 minutes. Please don't disconnect power of the
camera during the process. The camera reboots automatically after upgrading.
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9.11
RS-232 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-232 port can be used in two ways:

Parameters Configuration: Connect a computer to the camera through the serial port.
Device parameters can be configured by using software such as HyperTerminal. The
serial port parameters must be the same as the serial port parameters of the camera.

Transparent Channel: Connect a serial device directly to the camera. The serial device
will be controlled remotely by the computer through the network.
Steps:
1. Enter RS-232 Port Setting interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > RS232
Figure 9-16 RS-232 Settings
Note: If you want to connect the camera by the RS-232 port, the parameters of the RS-232
should be exactly the same with the parameters you configured here.
2. Click Save to save the settings.
9.12
RS-485 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-485 serial port is used to control the PTZ of the camera. The configuring of the PTZ
parameters should be done before you control the PTZ unit.
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Steps:
1. Enter RS-485 Port Setting interface:
Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > RS485
Figure 9-17 RS-485 Settings
2. Set the RS-485 parameters and click Save to save the settings.
By default, the Baud Rate is set as 9600 bps, the Data Bit is 8, the stop bit is 1 and the
Parity and Flow Control is None.
Note: The Baud Rate, PTZ Protocol and PTZ Address parameters should be exactly the
same as the PTZ camera parameters.
9.13
Service Settings
Go to Configuration> Advanced Configuration> System > Service to enter the service
settings interface.
Service settings refer to the hardware service the camera supports, and it varies according to
the different cameras.
For the cameras support IR LED, ABF (Auto Back Focus), Auto Defog, or Status LED, you can
go to the hardware service, and select to enable or disable the corresponding service
according to the actual demands.
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Appendix
Appendix 1 Advidia Camera Finder Utility Software Introduction
 Description of Advidia Camera Finder Utility
The Advidia Camera Finder Utility is user-friendly and installation-free online device search
tool. It searches the active online Advidia devices within your subnet and displays the
information of the devices. You can also modify the basic network information of the devices
using this software.

Using the Advidia Camera Finder Utility
 Search for online devices automatically
After launching the Advidia Camera Finder Utility software, it automatically
searches for online Advidia devices every 15 seconds from the subnet where your
computer is located. It displays the total number and information of the found
devices in the Online Devices interface. Device information including the device
type, IP address, port number, gateway, etc. will be displayed.
Figure A.1.1 Camera Finder Interface
Note: Devices will be searched and displayed in the list within 15 seconds after it comes
online; it will be removed from the list in 45 seconds after it went offline.

Search online devices manually
You can also click Refresh to refresh the online device list manually. The newly
searched devices will be added to the list.
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Note: You can click
you can click
or
to expand the device table and hide the network parameter
panel on the right side, or click

on each column heading to order the information;
to show the network parameter panel.
Modify network parameters
Steps:
1. Select the device to be modified in the device list and the network parameters of the
device will be displayed in the Modify Network Parameters panel on the right side.
2. Edit the modifiable network parameters, e.g. IP address and port number.
3. Enter the password of the admin account of the device in the Password field and click
to save the changes.
Figure A.1.2 Modify Network Parameters

Restore default password
Steps:
1. Contact our technical engineers to get the serial code.
Note: Serial code is a series of characters combined by the start time and the serial number
of the device.
2. Input the code in the Serial code field and click Confirm to restore the default password.
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Appendix 2 Port Mapping
The following settings are for TP-LINK router (TL-WR641G). The settings vary depending on
different models of routers.
Steps:
1. Select the WAN Connection Type, as shown below:
Figure A.2.1 Select the WAN Connection Type
2. Set the LAN parameters of the router as in the following figure, including IP address and
subnet mask settings.
Figure A.2.2 Set the LAN parameters
3. Set the port mapping in the virtual severs of Forwarding. By default, camera uses port 80,
8000 and 554. You can change these ports value with web browser or client software.
Example:
When the cameras are connected to the same router, you can configure the ports of a
camera as 80, 8000, and 554 with IP address 192.168.1.23, and the ports of another
camera as 81, 8001, 555, 8201 with IP 192.168.1.24. Refer to the steps as below:
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1. As the settings mentioned above, map the port 80, 8000, 554 and 8200 for the network
camera at 192.168.1.23
2. Map the port 81, 8001, 555 and 8201 for the network camera at 192.168.1.24.
3. Enable ALL or TCP protocols.
4. Check the Enable checkbox and click Save.
Figure A.2.3 Port Mapping
Note: The port of the network camera cannot conflict with other ports. For example, some
web management port of the router is 80. Change the camera port if it is the same as the
management port.
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