WPS-100-DVR-8CH
8 CHANNEL
DVR
OWNERS MANUAL
Review manual thoroughly before
installation. Retain for future reference.
CONTENTS
1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW..........................................................................................................................................7
1.1 Introduction...............................................................................................................................................7
1.2 Packing List................................................................................................................................................7
1.3 Features......................................................................................................................................................7
2. PANELS AND REMOTE CONTROLLER..................................................................................................................8
2.1 Rear Panel.................................................................................................................................................8
2.2 Front Panel................................................................................................................................................ 10
2.3 Remote Controller....................................................................................................................................12
3. INSTALLATIONS....................................................................................................................................................13
3.1 Basic Connections....................................................................................................................................13
3.2 Optional Connections.............................................................................................................................14
4. MAIN SCREEN AND BASIC OPERATIONS...........................................................................................................15
4.1 Text Input....................................................................................................................................................16
4.2 Login / Logout...........................................................................................................................................17
4.3 Basic Operations using the Control Bar..................................................................................................17
4.4 Digital Zoom...............................................................................................................................................19
5. MAIN MENU........................................................................................................................................................20
5.1Status Display.............................................................................................................................................20
5.2 Volume Control.........................................................................................................................................21
5.3 Video Adjustment.....................................................................................................................................22
5.4 Display........................................................................................................................................................23
5.5 Backup Device..........................................................................................................................................24
5.6 Software Upgrade....................................................................................................................................26
5.7 System Shutdown......................................................................................................................................27
6. SETUP MENU........................................................................................................................................................28
6.1 Pre-Camera Setup....................................................................................................................................29
6.2 Camera Setup...........................................................................................................................................30
6.2.1 Video Loss Setup.........................................................................................................................32
6.2.2 Motion Setup...............................................................................................................................34
6.2.2.1 Detection Settings....................................................................................................................36
6.3 Alarm Setup...............................................................................................................................................37
6.4 SEQ Display Setup.....................................................................................................................................39
6.5 Scheduled Record Setup........................................................................................................................41
6.5.1 Schedule Record Easy Setup....................................................................................................42
6.6 HDD Setup.................................................................................................................................................43
6.6.1 HDD Format/Clear......................................................................................................................45
6.6.2 Advanced HDD Setup.............................................................................................................. 46
6.7 Password Setup.........................................................................................................................................48
6.7.1 Advanced User Setup................................................................................................................50
6.8 System Setup.............................................................................................................................................51
6.9 RS485 Setup...............................................................................................................................................52
6.10 Network Setup........................................................................................................................................54 6.10.1 E-mail Setup...............................................................................................................................55
6.10.2 FTP Setup....................................................................................................................................57
6.10.3 Advanced Network Setup...................................................................................................... 58
6.11 Factory Default.......................................................................................................................................59 7. PTZ CONTROL......................................................................................................................................................60
7.1 OSD Control for Wirepath Surveillance Cameras.................................................................................61
8. SEARCH/PLAYBACK/ARCHIVE...........................................................................................................................63 8.1 Search By Time..........................................................................................................................................64 8.2 Search By Event / Log Display.................................................................................................................65
8.3 Smart Search.............................................................................................................................................66 8.4 Search Archived Files...............................................................................................................................69 8.5 Playback Search Results..........................................................................................................................70
8.6 Archive (Backup) Search Results............................................................................................................71
9. REMOTE ACCESS..................................................................................................................................................73
9.1 PC Remote Access...................................................................................................................................73
9.2 PC Remote Display and Operations.......................................................................................................73
9.2.1 Camera Window Option Menu................................................................................................74
9.2.2 Control Panel...............................................................................................................................74
9.2.3 Split-Window Panel.....................................................................................................................75
9.2.4 Playback Panel...........................................................................................................................75
9.2.5 Status Panel.................................................................................................................................75
9.2.6 Search Panel and Copy Feature..............................................................................................76
9.2.6. 1 Search By Time........................................................................................................76
9.2.6.2 Search by Event.......................................................................................................76
9.2.6.3 Search by PC Video................................................................................................78
9.2.6. 4 Copy Function.........................................................................................................78
9.2.7 PTZ Control Panel........................................................................................................................79
9.2.8 Device Config.............................................................................................................................79
9.2.8.1 Modify.......................................................................................................................80
9.2.9 Software Upgrade.......................................................................................................................81
9.3 PC Configuration of Device Properties..................................................................................................81
9.3.1 System..........................................................................................................................................82
9.3.2 Password......................................................................................................................................83
9.3.3 Network........................................................................................................................................86
9.3.4 Pre Camera...................................................................,.............................................................88
9.3.5 Camera........................................................................................................................................89
9.3.6 Motion..........................................................................................................................................90
9.3.7 Video Loss....................................................................................................................................92
9.3.8 Alarm............................................................................................................................................93
9.3.9 SEQ Display..................................................................................................................................95
9.3.10 Schedule....................................................................................................................................96
9.3.11 Email...........................................................................................................................................97
9.3.12 RS485..........................................................................................................................................98
9.3.13 FTP...............................................................................................................................................99
9.3.14 HDD.............................................................................................................................................100
9.4 Dual Streaming..........................................................................................................................................101
9.5 Motion Detection / Privacy Mask............................................................................................................ 103
9.5.1 Motion Detection.........................................................................................................................103
9.5.2 Privacy Mask.................................................................................................................................103
9.6 iPhone Remote Control............................................................................................................................104
9.6.1 Remote Display and Operation................................................................................................105
9.7 Smartphone Remote Control (other than iPhone) using WAP............................................................107
10. WARRANTY..........................................................................................................................................................108
APPENDIX A – SPECIFICATIONS..............................................................................................................................109
APPENDIX B – MENU STRUCTURE.............................................................................................................................110
APPENDIX C – HARD DRIVE RECORDING TABLE....................................................................................................111
APPENDIX D – H.264 TO AVI CONVERSION...........................................................................................................112
APPENDIX E – WIREPATHDNS SETUP........................................................................................................................113
SAFETY INFORMATION
• Handle this device with care. Do not strike or shake this device as this may damage it.
• Do not expose this device to water or moisture. Moisture may damage the device and also cause electric shock. Do not operate it in wet areas. Take immediate action if the device becomes wet. Turn the power off and refer servicing to qualified service personnel. • Do not use this device near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus that produces heat.
• Protect the power cord from being stepped on or pinched particularly at the point where it connects to
the device and at the receptacle.
• Do not operate this device beyond its specified temperature, humidity or power source ratings.
• Use this device in humidity below 85%.
• The performance and lifespan of the hard drive is affected when used in high temperatures. It is
recommended to use this device within 68ºF ~ 86ºF.
• If mounting in a closed space, ventilation should be included. Do not block any ventilation openings.
• Handle the hard drive with care.
- It is possible to damage the hard drive if it is moved while the motor is still spinning. Do not move this
device after turning on the power. Follow the shutdown procedure (see Section 5.6) and wait at
least 30 seconds before moving this device even if it is to simply reposition it on a shelf or in a rack.
- If servicing or exchanging the hard drive, protect it from static electricity. Use a grounded static wrist guard and matt to properly ground yourself before servicing the hard drive.
- Do not use an electric screw driver to remove or install a hard drive.
• Clean this device with a dry cloth. Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the devise chassis. If dirt is hard to remove, use a mild detergent and wipe gently.
• Please make a note of the system settings and save them. This will help when required to change the
system configuration, or when unexpected failure or trouble occurs.
• Do not drop metallic parts through the ventilation slots. This could permanently damage the device. If something falls inside the device, turn off the power immediately and contact qualified service personnel for service.
• Distributing, copying, disassembling, reverse compiling, reverse engineering, or exporting the software
provided with this product, is expressly prohibited and in violation of the law.
THIS PUBLICATION COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCUACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. AT ANY TIME
CHANGES COULD BE MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THIS PUBLICATION
AND/OR THE CORRESPONDING PRODUCT(S).
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
This product complies with the relevant standards for CE, FCC, and RoHS approval. The Power Adaptor/Supply
has been tested for compliance with UL, CSA, and CE standards.
WPS-100-DVR-8CH Installation and Users Manual
1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
1.1 INTRODUCTION
The Wirepath™ WPS-100-DVR-8CH is a state-of-art Surveillance DVRs offering unsurpassed technology. Features such as Hexaplex operation with triple streaming via H.264 (low and high res), and MJPEG provides
easy-to-use remote access via Automation Systems, PC, or Smartphone. With H.264 compression, D1 / Half D1
/ CIF video resolution support and adjustable Frame Per Second record settings the installer can maximize the
storage time of the built-in hard drive.
Wirepath™ DVR’s professional grade features make them ideal for high-end residential and commercial monitoring applications.
1.2 PACKING LIST
(1) DVR
(1) 12V DC 3.0A Power Supply
(1) Remote Control
(2) AAA Batteries
(1) USB 1.1 Mouse
(1) Quick Installation Guide
(1) Disc with supporting documents
Connections
• Up to 8 cameras or composite video sources
• 2 Audio inputs, 2 Audio outputs
• 16 Alarm inputs, 2 Alarm outputs
Video / Audio
• Hexaplex operation - simultaneous record, live playback, backup, control, & simultaneous H.264 and MJPEG
remote access
• Triple Stream H.264 and MJPEG
- High Res H.264 for recording and streaming to IE Interface and Smartphones
- Low Res H.264 for streaming for devices on bandwidth limited networks
- MJPEG for streaming to Automation Systems
• Record capabilities
- Full-D1: up to 120 FPS (frames per second)
- Half-D1: up to 240 FPS
- CIF: up to 270 FPS (9CH) and 480 FPS (16CH)
• Playback capabilities
- Full-D1: up to 120 FPS (frames per second)
- Half-D1: up to 240 FPS
- CIF: up to 270 FPS (9CH) and 480 FPS (16CH)
• Real-time live display, 30 FPS, for each channel
• Versatile display formats: full-screen, 4,7, and 8 camera split windows
• ADPCM audio compression
Storage
• 500GB 3.5” SATA hard disk drive included
• Video/audio backup to USB2.0 storage devices, including thumb drives, DVD drives, etc.
Control / Remote Access
• IR, and IP Controllable
• Ethernet interface
- Stream video/audio to Automation Systems, IE interface, and Smartphones
- Integrated control via Automation Systems such as Control4
- Remote Setup
- Remote software upgrade
- Remote alarm notification via email
- FTP video/audio storage
- DDNS support
• RS-485 for PTZ Control
Advanced Operation
• Playback search by time or event (alarm, motion, & video loss)
• Smart search & playback
• Intelligent motion detection with programmable area and sensitivity
• Powerful alarm processor with configurable triggering conditions and reactions including email notification
and FTP upload
• Multi-level password protection to ensure a high degree of security
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2. FRONT AND REAR PANELS AND REMOTE CONTROL
2.1 REAR PANEL
1.Video Input Connectors (1-8)
Connect cameras to these BNC connectors. Internal 75Ω termination is always ON.
2.Audio Output Connector (AUDIO OUT)
This RCA connector supplies line level audio to an external device, such as an amplifier. Recorded audio will be output from the AUDIO OUT connector during playback, and live audio
can be monitored during live viewing.
3.Audio Input Connectors (AUDIO IN)
These RCA connectors accept line level audio supplied from external devices, such
as microphones.
4.Main Monitor Output VGA Connector (VGA)
Connect a VGA monitor to the D-SUB 15-pin female connector for main monitor display.
5.Power Connection (DC 12V IN)
Connect the supplied 12VDC 3A power supply.
6.IR Extension Connector (I/R)
The IR connector is used to receive commands from an IR remote control system.
7.Alarm Output Connector (ALARM OUT NC / NO)
Use the internal relay to connect to a siren, strobe light, or sub system (such as an alarm system), using either the Normally Closed (NC) or Normally Open (NO) output. Only one of the two
connections may be used.
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8.Alarm Input Connectors (ALARM IN 1-4)
Connect to external devices such as motion sensors or door contacts to trigger events.
9.RS-485 Connector
Connect to RS-485 compatible PTZ camera(s) or keyboard. Please refer to the manuals supplied
with the RS-485 compatible device for correct settings.
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RS485
Alarm Input
Alarm Output
10. Ethernet Connector
Connect to a 10/100Base-TEthernet network for remote access and integrated control and video streaming to Automation Systems.
11. Main Monitor Output Connector (MAIN OUT)
Connect a display monitor to the BNC connector for main monitor display.
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2.2 FRONT PANEL
1.USB2.0 Connector
Connect to USB 2.0 compatible storage devices such as a USB thumb drive, DVD+RW, etc.
2.LEDs
Indicators for POWER, HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and Network access.
3. MODE Button
Toggles the main display between LIVE and PLAYBACK mode. On the first press of this button, only the focus
camera (indicated by the green box around the title of the camera) will go to PLAYBACK. A second press
will switch all displayed cameras to PLAYBACK. A third press exits to LIVE video. In some menus, this button
is used as a function key. When playing back recorded video, this button is used to “slow reverse” the video. Status is indicated in the status bar at the bottom of the main display.
4. SEQ Button
Enable or exit from the main display sequence mode. In some menus this button is used as a function key.
When playing back recorded video, this button is used to “slow forward” the video. Status is indicated in
the status bar at the bottom of the main display.
5. CALL Button
Switch to or return from full screen display of the focus camera. In some menus, this button is used as a function key.
6. SEARCH Button
Press to display the SEARCH menu. Once in playback, press this button to display a sliding scale
of the playback window. In some menus, this button is used as a function key.
7. MENU / ESC Button
Press this button to display or exit from the main menu.
8.Up/Button (►/ BS on the remote control)
Press this button to move the focus window or cursor. When using PTZ control, press this button
to tilt the camera up. In text editing mode, this button is used as the “backspace” key.
9&13.+/- Buttons (+/- buttons by the symbol on the remote control)
These buttons are used to change the settings within the menu. In split-window display, press either of these buttons for next/previous split-window display.
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This button is used as an “enter” key in most circumstances. When using PTZ control, this button is used to start/stop the selected PTZ control mode.
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11. Numeric Buttons (1-8 on the front panel and 1-9, 0, , # on the remote control)
Used for camera selection in most cases, these buttons can also be used to enter text and
numbers in a way similar to most mobile phones.
12. Left/Right Buttons (◄ ►)
Press either button to move the focus window or cursor. When using PTZ control, press either
of these buttons to pan the camera. In playback mode, press either button for fast forward/reverse.
14. Down Button (▼/DEL on the remote control)
Press these buttons to move the focus window or cursor. When using PTZ control, press this button
to tilt the camera down. In text editing mode, this button is used as “delete” key. 15. PAGE Button
When viewing the four camera split window, pressing this button toggles to the next split window
display page
16. COPY Button ( on the remote control)
Press this button during playback to display the SEARCH menu to copy recorded video to the storage device connected to the USB port.
17. STOP Button (■ on the remote control)
Press this button to STOP recorded video playback and return to LIVE view.
18. PLAY/PAUSE Button (►/II on the remote control)
Press this button to display the INSTANT PLAYBACK menu, and then PLAY or PAUSE recorded video.
19. REC Button
Pressing this button begins manual recording. To stop manual recording, press this button again.
Status is indicated in the status bar at the bottom of the main display.
20. Remote IR Sensor
Used to receive signal from IR remote controller.
21. USB Mouse Connector
Connect to the included USB1.1 mouse.
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2.3 REMOTE CONTROL
The remote control has many of the same functions as the
front panel buttons. See the corresponding numbers
on page 8-9 for descriptions. The functions include:
3. MODE Button
4. SEQ Button
5. CALL Button
6. SEARCH Button
7. MENU / ESC Button
8. ▲/BS (Up/BS Button)
9,13. +/- Buttons by the
symbol (Split Window Control)
10. ENTER Button
11. 1-9, 0,
*, # (Numeric Buttons)
12. ◄ ► (Left/Right Buttons)
14. ▼/DEL (Down/DEL Button)
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(Copy Button)
17. ■ (Stop Button)
18. ►/II (Play/Pause Button)
19. REC Button
Additional buttons on the remote include:
• Alarm Reset
Press to cancel alarms and return the system to its normal conditions.
• PTZ
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control when in a full screen view of a camera that supports this feature.
• MUTE/NEXT
Press to mute the audio or to scroll to the next control in the PTZ.
• X2/GOTO
In full screen view, press this button for X2 and X4 digital zoom. In PTZ mode, press this button
to move the camera to a preset position.
• ◄◄ / ►►
Fast foward and fast reverse playback video at 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, 32X, and 6X speeds
• ►|
In playback, this button will freeze the video and step forward one frame at a time.
• +/- Buttons (by the +/ symbols)
Increase or decrease the audio output level. In PTZ control, press these buttons to
zoom the camera in or out.
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3. INSTALLATION
The installation connections described below should be made by a qualified system installer.
3.1 BASIC CONNECTIONS
Please refer to the following diagram for the connections.
Speakers
Amplifier
Microphone
Camera(s)
LCD Monitor/Flat Panel TV
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Siren
CRT Monitor
Motion Sensor(s)
Automation System
Router
• CAMERAS
Connect the video output from cameras or other composite video sources using coaxial cable to the
Video In connectors. Internal 75Ω termination is always ON.
• MAIN MONITOR/VGA OUTPUT
Connect the Main Monitor output (BNC) to a surveillance TV monitor, or connect the VGA output
to a VGA monitor.
• POWER
Connect the included 12V DC 3.0A power supply to DC 12V.
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3.2 OPTIONAL CONNECTIONS
• AUDIO INPUT
Connect the audio input connector to the audio line-out from line level microphones or other audio
sources. Please make sure to associate the audio inputs with a camera in the Camera Setup as described
in Section 6.2 accordingly. An audio input can only be associated with one camera.
• AUDIO OUTPUT
Connect the audio output connector to an amplifier and speakers. • ALARM INPUTS
Connect the alarm inputs to NC and/or NO sensors or security alarm panel relays. Please make sure to
setup the alarm configurations as described in Section 6.3 accordingly.
• ALARM OUTPUT
Connect the alarm output to either a NC or NO type of device or system.
• ETHERNET
Connect the Ethernet connector to router via a standard Ethernet cable for control and streaming to an Automation System, remote access via PC or Smartphone, or event email notifications.
Please make sure to setup the related configurations as described in Section 6.10 Network Setup.
• USB 2.0 DISK DRIVES, DVD+RW, CARD READER, ETC.
Connect USB 2.0 peripheral devices such as thumb drives or DVD+RW drives to store important recorded
video and audio.
DVD+RW
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Thumb Drive
• I/R REMOTE CONTROL
IR receive window to control the digital video recorder with the IR remote control
• PTZ CAMERAS
Connect the RS-485 connector to PTZ camera(s) via an appropriate cable. The system supports a variety
of PTZ cameras and the OSD menu of Wirepath™ Surveillance cameras. Different PTZ cameras can
coexist in a system only if they support the same protocol and baud rate. Make sure to set unique PTZ IDs
to the cameras, the DVR and any other PTZ device. Setup each camera (Section 6.1), and RS485
(Section 6.9) accordingly.
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RS485+ → RxD+ (Data+)
IP Control Connections
RS485- → RxD- (Data-)
GND
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For Wirepath
Surveillance Cameras:
RS485+ → Positive
RS485- → Negative
GND → No Connection
Wirepath™ DVRs provide integration with Automation Systems via Ethernet allowing for control and streaming
of video. Connect the Ethernet port to a home automation network.
Note: This feature is only available on DVRs with software versions 7.77.53 or higher and requires the home
automation system manufacturer to provide the driver. Update the DVR to the latest version available on the
SnapAV Website to use this feature.
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4. MAIN SCREEN AND BASIC OPERATIONS
The following sections (Sections 4-6) relate to the display output from the VGA or BNC connection.
For operation using an Internet Explorer web browser see Section 9.
The split-window screen, as shown above, is the main screen displayed after system startup. There are
several types of split-window screens including 1-Window, 4-Window, 7-Window, 9-Window, (as described
in Section 5.7). In addition to the split windows, a System Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Time is displayed in the lower-left corner while system status is displayed in the lower-right corner. Scrolling
screen messages are displayed when certain events occur.
The System Status Bar offers the following information:
• SEQ display– SEQ icon shown for SEQ display ON
• Backup state – Backup icon shown for backup
• Manual record - REC icon shown for ON,
• Zoom states – X2, or X4,
• Mute state – speaker icon shown for not mute, not shown for mute,
• Hard Drive recording percentage,
• Video Loss - a message with the corresponding camera number scrolls from right to left
• Motion Detection- a message with the corresponding camera number scrolls from right to left
• Current date and time
In the top left of each camera the following information is displayed:
• Camera Title – name of the camera
• Recording icon – indicates video is being recorded
• Motion icon – indicates motion detected for this camera
• Alarm icon – indicates an alarm that has been associated with corresponding camera
has been triggered
In split screen windows, the “focus” camera is indicated by a green or red box around the cameras title. Green indicates live video, and red indicates recorded video that is being played back.
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4.1 TEXT INPUT
There are certain system settings that the system requires text to be entered, such as system login, camera title
setup, etc. Follow the steps below using the front panel or remote control to enter text when prompted to do so
by a text box:
1. Press ENTER to edit the highlighted option. The flashing cursor will be displayed to indicate the
editing point.
2. Press ◄► to move the cursor to the left/right.
3. Press #/code (found on the remote control) in text editing mode to change text case. If the text entry
accepts numbers only, pressing code will have no effect. Toggle through the options to select:
• 123 = Number only
• abc = All lower case letters
• ABC = All capital letters
• CODE = Used for languages that requires characters
4. Use the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to press a number key (1-9, 0) repeatedly until the character you want appears (1 for 1 or space, 2 for 2, a/A, b/B, or c/C, etc.).
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5. Press /mark (found on the remote control) to display a list of punctuation marks and special characters. The highlighted character in the list indicates the selected character. Press ▲▼◄► to change the
selection.
6. If you make a mistake, using the remote control press BS to remove the character to the left of the cursor, or press DEL to delete the character at the current cursor position.
7. Press ENTER to exit the highlighted option and save changes, press ESC to exit without making changes.
Alternatively the supplied mouse can be used to enter text. When using the mouse to enter text, click on a
highlighted option window with the left mouse button. A Keyboard Simulator will be shown.
Click on “#” (or “abc”, ..) to change text case. Click on the alpha-numeric characters to enter letters and
umbers. Click on “ ” for special characters. Click on the check mark to accept the changes or click on the
X to exit without changes.
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4.2 LOGIN / LOGOUT
There are three password levels in the system; Administrator (highest), Supervisor, and Operator (lowest). If the
user does not login to the system, the user will be treated as a Guest and can only view live video display.
The system allows up to 18 user accounts. The Administrator can set up the login name and password for each
user (please refer to Section 6.7 for Password Setup) and has access to all features. The Supervisor can operate
the live video display, video playback and archive. The Operator can only operate the live video display.
To login or logout of the system, press
the MENU button on the front panel
of the DVR or the remote control and
then use the arrow buttons to select the
desired option. Once the option is highlighted,
press the ENTER button. Alternatively use the
mouse by first right-clicking the mouse to display
the main MENU and then select the LOGIN icon.
In Login/Logout menu, follow the text input method described in Section 4.1 to enter the Login name and
Password. Once the name and password are entered, press ▲▼ to highlight and select the Login option.
Press ENTER to login the system. To logout of the system first display the Login/Logout menu and the press ▲▼
to highlight and select Logout option, and then press ENTER. Use the ESC button on the front of the DVR or the
remote control to exit without making changes. Alternatively use the mouse to select the exit button or simply
“right-click.” THE FACTORY PRESET ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL LOGIN NAME IS user, THE PASSWORD IS 1234
4.3 BASIC OPERATIONS USING THE CONTROL BAR
After logging into the system, use the supplied mouse to operate the DVR. A Control Bar will be displayed at
the bottom of the display by “dragging” the mouse to the bottom screen. It is recommended to operate the
Control Bar using the included mouse. Where applicable, buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote
control are indicated in the descriptions below.
The following is a brief description for each item in the menu and its specific operations:
• NUMERIC
Select any camera from the front panel of the DVR or remote control by using the numeric buttons. Only buttons 1-8 are available in this 8 channel DVR. Alternatively use the mouse to select any of these icons to switch to the full-window display of a particular camera.
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• MODE
Use the button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to toggle live and playback mode.
Playback mode is indicated by a red box around the camera title of the focus camera (the camera being controlled). If in a split window display, the focus window will first switch to playback mode. A second press
of the button will toggle additional windows to playback mode. Continue to press the MODE button to return to live mode (indicated by a green box around the camera title of the focus camera). Alternatively, use the mouse to select this icon.
MODE is only available to an Administrator or Supervisor.
• SEQ Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to switch to or exit from the sequence display mode. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon. In sequence mode, each page in the sequence will be shown sequentially for the preset time, and the SEQ icon will be shown in the System Status Bar in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
• CALL
Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to switch to or return from full screen display
of the focus camera. Clicking the mouse in the focus camera window will achieve the same result.
• SEARCH
Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to display the search menu. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
SEARCH is only available to an Administrator or Supervisor.
• REC Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to force manual recording. To stop manual recording, press it again. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon. All cameras will be recorded and a red REC icon will be shown on the lower-right corner of the screen when manual recording is active.
• MENU Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control (both labeled MENU/ESC) to display the main Menu. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon, or, “right-click” the mouse to display the Menu.
• PTZ Press this button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to enter PTZ control mode if the focus
camera is a PTZ camera and this feature is enabled in setup. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
• X2 Press this button on the remote control to enter the Digital Zoom mode when in full screen display.
Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
• VOLUME Press these buttons on the remote control to control the gain (volume) of the AUDIO OUT jack. Alternatively
use the mouse to select this icon.
• GRID Press the Grid buttons (next to the grid symbol) on the remote control to toggle through the available
split-window displays. Only split-windows 1, 4, 7, and 9 are available in this DVR. Alternatively use the mouse to select the split window grid options.
• PAGE
When in split window view, press the Page button on the front of the DVR to toggle through multi-split window displays. Alternatively use the mouse to consecutively click on this icon.
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• OSD
Use the mouse to select the OSD Display icon to enable or disable the following information from
appearing in the System Status Bar on the main display; Title, Time, Messages, Status and Rec%.
• COPY
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to display the Search menu and then copy recorded video to the storage device connected to the USB port.
• TRANSPORT CONTROLS Use the Transport buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control during playback to control
the video. Alternatively use the mouse to click on these icons.
• FAST/SLOW Use the mouse to select this icon to toggle the speed of the forward and backward transport buttons.
• PLAY/PAUSE
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to launch the Instant Playback menu
to playback the last 30 seconds or 1, 2, 3 or 5 minutes of video. Alternatively use the mouse to click
on this icon.
• ALARM RESET Use the button on the remote control to cancel an alarm. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon. This will reset the alarm outputs and silence the buzzer.
4.4 DIGITAL ZOOM
The DVR supports X2 and X4 Digital Zoom. Use this function in full window display mode. Press the X2 button
on the remote control to enter Digital Zoom. Alternatively use the mouse to select the icon (
)found in the
Control Bar. A yellow zoom window will be displayed in the video window as shown.
• X2 AND ENTER
Use the buttons on the front of the DVR or
the remote control to zoom from X1 to X2. Pressing the X2 button again followed by ENTER button will zoom to X4. Pressing the X2 button followed by ENTER a third time will return the zoom to normal X1 view.
• ▲▼◄►
Use these buttons on the front of the DVR or the remote control to move the zoom window.
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5. MAIN MENU
Select the MENU icon from the Control Bar or right click the mouse in the display window to
activate the main Menu display as shown.
In the main Menu display and all subsequent displays, the items enabled are highlighted in Blue, and those
disabled in Gray. Refer to Appendix B for an outline of the structure of Menu Displays, and to Section 4.2 for
Login/Logout display. The names of the icons are displayed when the mouse “hovers” over the icon.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front of the DVR or remote control to change the highlighted item.
Alternatively use the mouse to navigate.
• ENTER
Press this button on the front of the DVR or remote control to enter the detailed display of the highlighted
option. Alternatively use the left mouse button to select an option.
• ESC
Press this button on the front of the DVR or remote control to escape from Menu display, and return to the main video display. Alternatively use the mouse to select the EXIT icon or simply “right-click” the mouse. 5.1 STATUS DISPLAY
Once in the main Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to
select Status, and then press ENTER to display the menu below. Alternatively use the mouse to click
on the Status icon.
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The Status display includes:
• ALARM RECORDING STATUS
Displayed is the portion of the hard drive allocated to recording alarm events and the percentage of that space that is currently full.
• NORMAL RECORDING STATUS
Displayed is the portion of the hard drive allocated to regular (normal, non-event) recording and the
percentage of that space that is currently full.
• CAMERA STATUS
Motion and Video Loss is indicated by a white box for cameras 1-8.
• ALARM INPUT STATUS
Alarm input status is indicated by a white box for alarm inputs 1-4.
• SERIAL NUMBER
DVR serial number
• VERSION NUMBER
Hardware and Software version numbers
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and return to
the main Menu display. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” Another
method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. 5.2 VOLUME CONTROL
The Volume Control menu allows for the adjustment
of the gain (volume) for the AUDIO IN jacks. The
master audio out volume can be controlled
from the CONTROL BAR.
Once in the main Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on
the front panel of the DVRor remote control to select
Volume, and then press ENTER to display the menu
as shown. Alternatively use the mouse to click on
the Volume icon.
Note: This DVR supports two audio input channels.
Therefore options for Audio 3 and 4 will be displayed
in white text and cannot be changed.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an option. Alternatively use the mouse to select an option.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main Menu display. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.”
If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
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• MUTE
Mutes the selected audio input channel. Using the front panel of the DVR or the remote control, press
ENTER (or +/-) to check/uncheck this item. The default setting is “-” noting that the channel is not muted. Alternatively use the mouse to enable or disable the mute feature.
• VOLUME
Adjusts the gain (volume) of the selected audio input channel. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to change the value (1-10). Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired volume level.
5.3 VIDEO ADJUSTMENT
The Video Adjustment menu allows for the adjustment of Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation for each
video input.
Once in the main Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select Video
Adjustment and then press ENTER to display the menu as shown. Alternatively use the mouse to click on the
Video Adjustment icon.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• NUMERIC Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• +/- Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the settings. Alternatively use the mouse to make these changes.
• SEQ
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to reset the video settings for the camera being viewed to factory default values.
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• CALL
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to reset the video settings for all cameras to factory default values.
• MODE
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to restore the values.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu
and return to the main Menu display. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking
on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed
requesting the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control
to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
5.4 DISPLAY
The VGA Display menus allows for adjustment to the VGA output of the DVR.
Once in the Main Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select VGA
Display and then press ENTER to display the menu as shown. Alternatively use the mouse to click on the VGA
Display icon.
Use the operations listed below to adjust Resolution, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation.
Warning – Be sure the connected VGA monitor can accept the desired resolution before selecting it. If a
resolution is selected that is not supported by the monitor and video is lost at the VGA monitor, continue to
use the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select a setting that is supported. Another option would be to temporarily connect a composite video monitor to the Video Out BNC to
properly set the VGA resolution.
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• +/- Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the settings. Alternatively use the mouse to make these changes.
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• NUMERIC Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• MODE
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to restore Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation values. Alternatively use the mouse to click on the Factory Reset button.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main Menu display. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. 5.5 BACKUP DEVICE
The Backup Device menu allows for backup and restoral of the DVR’s configuration to or from a USB device. This DVR supports a variety of USB 2.0 storage devices including thumb drives and DVD drives.
Once in the main Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select
Backup Device, and then press ENTER to display the menu as shown. Alternatively use the mouse to click
on the Backup Device icon.
Note: It is highly recommended to make a backup of the configuration once complete. Keep a copy of
this backup in a secure location for future use. When setting up multiple DVRs with similar configurations,
this feature could also be used to create a “template” file to speed the setup process.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main Menu display. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the
“X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting
the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit
and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,”
and exit the sub menu.
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• CONNECT/DISCONNECT
If the backup device is disconnected (as shown in screen capture above), plug the USB device into the USB 2.0 port and then press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control. Alternatively
use the mouse to click on the CONNECT button. If the device is already plugged in, press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to connect the device. Alternatively use the mouse
to click on CONNECT. It is recommended to select the DISCONNECT option before unplugging the
USB device.
Note 1: Before using a USB drive, please format it to FAT32 file system using Windows.
Note 2: The backup device must be connected by the system software before it can be used to read/
write. If it fails to connect, unplug the device and then plug the device into the USB port again.
Note 3: Some backup devices may have compatibility problems. See the list of tested devices below.
TESTED USB 2.0 DEVICES
• Macpower Alumni Prefect USB 2.0 - PF-U2MS
• Transcend JetFlash 150/V60 Series, JetFlash V33 8GB
• Apacer Handy Steno AH220
• Pretec i-Disk Wave 512M-Black
• Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Driver(DTI/512FE)
• Kingston DataTraveler DT100 8GB
• SanDisk Cruzer micro USB Flash Driver
• Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 4GB, Cruzer Contour 4GB
• Sony MICRO VAULT Classic Series
• OCZ ATV 4GB, Rally2 4GB
TESTED DVD DRIVES
• Asus DRW-1608P Series
• Pioneer DVR-A11, DVR-X152 Series
• BenQ EW200G Series
• LITEON LightScribe DVD Writer SHM-165H6S, 20X DVD Writer DX-20A4P
• Sony DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Model DRX-810UL Series
• NEC DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Model ND-4550A Series
• HP dvd9404e External 18X Super Multi DVD Writer Series
• BACKUP
Once a device is connected, use the ▲▼◄► buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select BACKUP for the corresponding USB device and press ENTER. Alternatively use the mouse to select this button. Enter the directory to backup the configurations to. This button will remain white in color and unavailable until a USB device is connected.
• RESTORE
Once a device is connected, use the ▲▼◄► buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select RESTORE for the corresponding USB device and press ENTER. Alternatively use the mouse to select this button. Enter the directory to restore the configurations from. This button will remain white in color and unavailable until a USB device is connected.
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5.6 SOFTWARE UPGRADE
This menu is available to Administrators only.
On occasion it may be necessary to update the DVR’s software to take advantage of new features. Using the
commands below, follow the instructions provided with the upgrade file.
In the Menu display, use the buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control, and press ▲▼◄► to select
the Software Upgrade icon. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon from the main Menu.
5.6.1 Updating Software via DVR Local Display
1.Insert a USB Thumb Drive with the new software into the USB connector on the front of the DVR.
2.Bring up the menu by pressing MENU/ESC on the front panel or remote or by right clicking the mouse.
3.Select the Software Update Icon from the Menu using the mouse, the remote or the front panel (Menu/ESC +
Up/Down/Left/Right buttons).
4.USB Thumb Drive contents will show in the right hand window.
5.Select the appropriate new software file mouse and click the mouse or use enter key on front panel or remote.
6.Use mouse to select the check mark or press enter on remote or front panel. Software upgrade is indicated
on the bottom scroll line. During this process the DVR must remain powered ON or the DVR will become
inoperable.
Note: After the software is upgraded, the system will restart immediately. This process may take a few moments,
after the DVR restarts login will be required.
! Note: If updating from a software version below 7.75.53, the following steps must be performed before
accessing the DVR from IE.
IE Plugin Interface Upgrade
The IE Plugin interface MUST be updated to ensure it can access the latest DVR software features.
1.Update the DVR software following the instructions listed above.
2.Download the Remove_WPS_IE_Plugin file from the SnapAV website. This file is also located in the software
update zip file.
3.Reboot each computer that will be used to access or configure the updated DVR.
4.When the computer restarts, Do Not Open IE. Run the Remove_WPS_IE_Plugin file.
5.Open IE and access the updated Wirepath DVR. Perform Step 2, 3and 4 for all computers that will be used to
access the DVR.
6.IE may initially block installation of the DVR Plugin. If so, review the prompt and allow the Plugin to be installed.
7.If prompted, allow installation of the C++ Distributable Package and IEPlugin.cab packages.
8.When Plugin installation is complete, log in to and configure the DVR as usual.
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5.6 SYSTEM SHUTDOWN
This menu is available to Administrators only.
Always properly shutdown the DVR before moving it. The hard drive can be damaged if the DVR is moved before shutdown. Whatever state the DVR was in when it was properly shutdown, the DVR will reboot to this state
(ex: split window display, etc).
WARNING – When powering off the DVR, use the following proper shutdown procedure
to avoid damaging the unit: Select Shutdown from the Main Menu. The onscreen
display will display a scrolling message in the Status Bar when it is safe to turn off the
power switch on the rear of the DVR.
In the Menu display, use the buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control, and press ▲▼◄► to
select Shutdown, and then press ENTER. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon from the main Menu.
A confirmation dialog box will appear on the screen. Press ENTER to confirm the shutdown. The system will
save all the files and all the states, and then display a power-off message in the rolling screen message area. At this point, the user may safely power off the system with the power button found on the rear of the DVR.
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6. SETUP MENU
This menu is available to Administrators only.
In the Menu display, use the buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control, and press ▲▼◄► to
select Setup, and then press ENTER.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front of the DVR or remote control to change the highlighted item.
Alternatively use the mouse to navigate.
• ENTER
Press this button on the front of the DVR or remote control to enter the detailed display of the highlighted
option. Alternatively use the left mouse button to select an option.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
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6.1 PRE-CAMERA SETUP
Pre-Camera Setup allows the
administrator to define fundamental
attributes for connected cameras.
In the Setup menu, press ▲▼◄► on the
front panel of the DVR or on the remote
to change the highlighted option to
Pre-Camera, and then press ENTER to
display Pre-Camera menu.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons▲▼◄► on the
front panel of the DVR or remote
control to select an item. Alternatively
use the mouse to select an item.
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front
panel of the DVR or remote control
to change the camera. Alternatively
use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If
the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user
to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• REC RESOLUTION
Select the record resolution for all the cameras connected to the system. This is a global setting.
Select D1 for the highest resolution (720x480), Half D1 for medium resolution (720x240), or CIF for lower
resolution (360x240).
Note: While higher resolution offers more detail, it does require more storage space and higher network bandwidth while streaming at Record quality.
•COMPRESSIOIN
This DVR uses the latest compression format (.h264) for the most efficient use of storage space and
streaming flexibility. The Compression setting allows the administrator to further compress streaming video to account for slow or bandwidth limited networks. Choose Normal for normal compression or select High to enable the remote stream of the Dual Streaming (See Section 9.4). The High setting will reduce the
resolution of the second stream to one of the four QCIF levels as set in Video Stream setting in the Network setup (See Section 6.10).
• WATERMARK
An invisible, digitally-embedded security feature to protect against tampering of recorded content can be added to the video file. If a downloaded .h264 clip has been altered, the PC based playback software will alert the user with a message upon playback. The default setting is enabled.
• INSTALLED
Enable or disable cameras from this menu. The default setting is enabled.
• PTZ ID
PTZ ID is the Pan/Tilt/Zoom ID of the camera if it’s a PTZ camera. The PTZ ID should be unique and must be
consistent with the ID setting in the PTZ-capable camera. Please refer to the manual for the camera
regarding PTZ ID setting. Press +/- buttons to change the value from N/A or 0-255. The default setting
is N/A (Not Available), which means that the camera is not a PTZ camera. See Section 6.9 for more
information on PTZ.
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6.2 CAMERA SETUP
The Camera Setup menu allows the administrator to define additional attributes for each camera. In the Setup menu, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the highlighted
option to Camera Setup, and then press ENTER to display theCamera Setup menu.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the mouse to select an item. The display will scroll left/right if a camera is not shown on the screen.
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• COPY ( )
Press the COPY button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to copy all the settings (excluding Title, Video Loss, Motion Detection and Audio) - of the focus camera to all of the cameras.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and exit the
sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• TITLE Name each camera with a unique identifying name up to eight characters maximum. Follow
the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify this item.
• VIDEO LOSS SETTINGS
Used to set specific actions when the DVR losses the video signal for the selected camera. Refer
to Section 6.2.1 for the details.
• MOTION DETECTION
Enable or disable motion detection for the selected camera. Default setting enables this feature.
Note : This has no effect on the Smart Search function.
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•MOTION SETTINGS
Used to set specific actions for when the DVR detects motion. Please refer to Section 6.2.2 for the details.
•COVERT
If a camera’s covert function is enabled, the video of this camera can only be seen if the user has logged in an Administrator. The default setting is disabled.
• CALL BY EVENT
If Motion or Alarm events occur for this camera, the main display will switch to the video of this camera for
a specified period of time (dwell). Options are: Off, Motion, Alarm, Both (Motion & Alarm). • DWELL TIME
Used in conjunction with Call By Event, dwell time specifies how long the main display will show the camera on the screen. The dwell time can be set from 3 to 60 seconds
• AUDIO Select the corresponding AUDIO IN input for the camera. The audio for the selected AUDIO IN input will be recorded with the video for this camera. Selections include N/A or AUDIO Inputs 1 or 2. The AUDIO INPUTS can only be assigned to one camera each. The default setting is “N/A”.
Note: The audio will only be heard when in full window view and when an amplifier and speakers are
connected to the DVR and the volume is turned up.
• RECORD QUALITY
Select the record quality for each camera. Values range from 1-9, with 1 the lowest quality and 9 the
highest quality. The higher the quality setting, the larger the resulting file size because there are more pixels in the image.
• EVENT RECORD FPS
Set the Frames Per Second record rate for each camera when events such as motion or alarm inputs trigger the camera to record. Settings for Post Record time determines how long the DVR will record after the event triggers recording. Please refer to Section 6.2.2 and Section 6.3 for Post-record time. Press +/buttons to select a value from 0 – 30.
Warning: The total Event Record FPS should not exceed the system recording capacity of 240 FPS at CIF
resolution, 120 FPS at Half-D1 resolution or 60 FPS at Full-D1 resolution as set in Pre-Camera setup in Section 6.1. Confirm the system’s total Event Record FPS by totaling the Event Record FPS for each camera
connected to the system. The DVR will automatically lower the actual record rate (once the total maximum FPS is reached) if set beyond the system’s capabilities.
Note: The higher the FPS setting for a camera, the more fluid the motion on playback. A slower FPS
setting could result in “choppy” video during playback. As a reference, live video equals 30 FPS.
In surveillance, 15 FPS is recognized as very good quality video, while 7 FPS is typically sufficient
for most cases.
• PRE-RECORD FPS Pre-Record FPS is the the frames per second pre-record rate for each camera when events such as motion, video loss or alarm inputs trigger the camera to record. For this DVR, the Pre-Record FPS is always the same as Event Record FPS. Settings for Pre-Record time determine how much time the DVR will record before the event triggers recording. Please refer to Section 6.2.1, Section 6.2.2 and Section 6.3 for Pre-record time.
• NORMAL RECORD FPS
Unless disabled in the schedule (see Section 6.5), the DVR is always recording. If there is no event
triggering the DVR to record (such as motion or alarm inputs), the DVR is still recording and the recording is referred to as Normal Record. Set the FPS for each camera to be recorded by pressing +/- buttons to select the value from a minimum of 0 to a maximum equal to the Event Record setting.
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6.2.1 VIDEO LOSS SETUP
Video Loss Setup allows the administrator to define how the system responds when video signal is lost for
the camera.
In the Camera Setup menu, highlight Settings in Video Loss and press the ENTER button on the front panel
of the DVR or remote control to display Video Loss Setup sub menu for the selected camera.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• COPY ( )
Press the COPY button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to copy the Video Loss settings
of the focus camera to all of the cameras.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and exit the
sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once video loss is detected for this camera. The buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once video signal is restored. Press +/- buttons to adjust the value from 3 seconds to 60 minutes or ‘-‘ for indefinite, requiring the Alarm Reset button to be pressed.
• CAMERA TO GO
The Camera To Go setting will specify which PTZ camera will go to a predefined preset when video loss is detected for this camera. This feature can only be used with a PTZ camera.
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• GOTO PRESET
The GOTO Preset feature works in conjunction with the Camera To Go setting and defines the
preset position the Camera To Go PTZ camera will go to when video signal is lost for this camera.
For more details about preset positions for PTZ cameras, refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Pre-Record defines how much time the DVR will record before video loss is detected. The Pre Record FPS set in Section 6.2 determines the frame rate of this recording. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to adjust the value from 0 to 10 seconds. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust
this setting.
Note that the actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when video loss for this camera is detected. Press +/ buttons to select N/A for none or either of the Alarm Outputs (1 for NC or 2 for NO).
• BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when video loss for the camera is detected. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse
to left-click on this item.
• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when video loss is detected to the Event Log (see Section 8.2). Highlight
this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to
left-click on this item.
• SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a video loss message in the System Status Bar when video loss is detected for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• E-MAIL
This DVR can send an email message to a predefined email address in the event video loss is detected
for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled. See Section 6.10.1 for more
information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded video loss event for this camera to a FTP server. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled.
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6.2.2 MOTION SETUP
Motion Setup allows the administrator to define how the system responds when motion is detected for
the camera.
In the Camera Setup menu, highlight Motion Setup and press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to display the Motion Setup sub menu for the selected camera.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• COPY ( )
Press the COPY button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to copy the Video Loss settings
of the focus camera to all of the cameras.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and exit the
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Functions in the Sub-menu:
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once video loss is detected for this camera. The buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once video signal is restored. Press +/- buttons to adjust the value from 3 seconds to 60 minutes or ‘-‘ for indefinite requiring an Alarm Reset.
• CAMERA TO GO
The Camera To Go setting will specify which PTZ camera will go to a predefined preset when video loss is detected for this camera. This feature is used in a system that includes PTZ cameras since the Camera To Go must be a PTZ camera.
• GOTO PRESET
The GOTO Preset feature works in conjunction with the Camera To Go setting and defines the
preset position the Camera To Go PTZ camera will go to when video signal is lost for this camera.
For more details about preset positions for PTZ cameras, refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Pre-Record defines how much time the DVR will record before video loss is detected. The Pre Record FPS set in Section 6.2 determines the frame rate of this recording. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to adjust the value from 0 to 10 seconds. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust
this setting.
Note that the actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• POST-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record after motion is detected. The Post Record FPS set in Section 6.2 determines the frame rate of this recording. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to adjust the value from 0 to 60 minutes. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust this setting.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when video loss for this camera is detected. Press +/ buttons to select N/A for none or either of the Alarm Outputs (1 for NC or 2 for NO).
• BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when video loss for the camera is detected. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse
to left-click on this item.
• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when video loss is detected to the Event Log (see Section 8.2). Highlight
this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to
left-click on this item.
• SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a video loss message in the System Status Bar when video loss is detected for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• E-MAIL
This DVR can send an email message to a predefined email address in the event video loss is detected
for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled. See Section 6.10.1 for more
information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded video loss event for this camera to a FTP server. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled.
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6.2.2.1 DETECTION SETTINGS
The Detection Setting sub menu is used to customize motion detection settings including the motion detection area(s) and sensitivity. In the Motion Setup menu, highlight Settings in Detection and press
the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to display the Motion Detection
Settings sub menu for the selected camera. Once in the Motion Detection setting sub menu, a
video window is displayed with the area divided into grids.
• Grids gray in color indicate the area which WILL be used for motion detection.
• Transparent grids indicate the area that will NOT be used for motion detection.
• Yellow grids indicate the currently selected area referred to as the Mask area.
Note: The defined detection area and sensitivity are also used for the Smart Search feature
(Section 8.3). Smart Search will only use information stored “inside” of the detection area.
There will not be any motion information stored by the DVR that is “outside” of the detection
area. Even if motion detection is disabled for a given camera, it is recommended to enable
the entire area if the Smart Search feature may be used.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera.
Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to move the Mask window (grids yellow in color). Alternatively use the mouse to select and move the Mask window (grids yellow in color) by “left clicking” and dragging the mouse over the desired area. • +/-
• ENTER • MODE Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to resize the Mask window (grids yellow in color). Alternatively use the mouse to select and move the Mask window (grids yellow in color) by “left clicking” and dragging the mouse over the desired area. Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to Set/Reset the area of the
Mask window (grids yellow in color). Additional areas may be selected and added to the
detection area. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Set/Reset icon and adjust the Mask window (grids yellow in color).
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to Set/Reset the whole video area. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
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• SEQ / CALL • Volume +/- (
• SEARCH • ESC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to decrease (SEQ) or increase (CALL) the Sensitivity of the motion detection area of this camera from 1 – 10 (1 is least sensitive and 10 is most sensitive). Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon and adjust the sensitivity. We recommend that the default setting (3) be used to start and adjusted as needed.
+)
Press these buttons on the remote control to increase or decrease the number of grids required to detect motion before the DVR will trigger motion detection recording and any associated events. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon and adjust the number of grids. Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to test the motion detection
of this camera. Grids in green indicate that area that will detect motion. When motion is
detected, these grids will change in color to red. Press this button again to exit testing.
Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon to enter and exit testing mode.
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed
requesting the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. 6.3 ALARM SETUP
The Alarm Setup allows the administrator to define the attributes for each alarm input and the actions if it is
triggered. Up to four alarm inputs such as motion detectors or door contacts can be connected to the DVR.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to Alarm and then press ENTER to display Alarm Setup display as shown.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use
the mouse to select an item.
• NUMERIC
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an alarm input.
• COPY (
)
Press the COPY button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to copy the Alarm input settings of the focus camera to all of the cameras.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If
the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user
to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• NORMAL STATE
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select N/A, Close or Open. The
type of sensor connected to the DVR will determine the setting. For example, motion detectors typically
are normally open while door contacts are normally closed. Select N/A (Not Available) if the input is
not used and the following items will not be adjustable. The default setting is Open.
• FOCUS CAMERA
The camera associated with the alarm input.
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once video loss is detected for this camera. The Buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once video signal is restored. Press +/- buttons to adjust the value from 3 seconds to 60 minutes or ‘-‘ for indefinite requiring an Alarm Reset.
• GOTO PRESET
The GOTO Preset feature works in conjunction with the Camera To Go setting and defines the
preset position the Camera To Go PTZ camera will go to when video signal is lost for this camera.
For more details about preset positions for PTZ cameras, refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Pre-Record defines how much time the DVR will record before video loss is detected. The Pre Record FPS set in Section 6.2 determines the frame rate of this recording. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to adjust the value from 0 to 10 seconds. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust
this setting.
Note that the actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• POST-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record after motion is detected. The Post Record FPS set in Section 6.2 determines the frame rate of this recording. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to adjust the value from 0 to 60 minutes. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust this setting.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when video loss for this camera is detected. Press +/ buttons to select N/A for none or either of the Alarm Outputs (1 for NC or 2 for NO). Alternatively use the mouse to adjust this setting.
• BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when video loss for the camera is detected. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse
to left-click on this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
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• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when video loss is detected to the Event Log (see Section 8.2). Highlight
this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to
left-click on this item.
• SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a video loss message in the System Status Bar when video loss is detected for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• E-MAIL
This DVR can send an email message to a predefined email address in the event video loss is detected
for this camera. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled. See Section 6.10.1 for more
information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded video loss event for this camera to a FTP server. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled.
6.4 SEQ DISPLAY SETUP
The SEQ Display Setup allows the administrator to define the displayed pages when in SEQ Display mode. Options include three display types:
• 1-Window
• 4-Window
• 7-Window
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to SEQ Display, and then press ENTER to display SEQ Display Setup as shown.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use
the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If
the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user
to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• TOTAL PAGES
Set Total Pages included in this SEQ Display Type. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select the desired number from the available list. Alternatively use the mouse to select the appropriate number.
• DWELL TIME
Set the Dwell Time (how long this page will be displayed before transitioning to the next page) from 3 to
60 seconds. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change this value.
Alternatively use the mouse to select the appropriate time.
• SETTINGS
Enter the Settings window to set the camera in each window for each page of this SEQ Display Type.
Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to display settings page as shown.
Alternatively left-click on the Settings button to enter this window.
The following is a brief description of the operations in the sub menu:
• ▲▼◄►
• Numeric • +/- Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the focus camera. Alternatively use the mouse to select the focus camera.
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the camera
for this view. Alternatively use the mouse to select the desired camera.
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the current page for this SEQ Display. Alternatively use the mouse to change the current page.
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•ESC Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to select this icon or “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. 6.5 SCHEDULED RECORD SETUP
The Scheduled Record Setup allows the administrator to define when and how video and audio will be
recorded. This feature may be useful to increase hard drive storage space by defining what types of events
are recorded on specific days of the week. For example, if Normal Recording (recall that the DVR is capable
of always recording “normal” video even without event triggers such as motion or alarm) is not necessary, this
feature can be disabled on a daily basis. To further define when and how the DVR records, up to 16 time
segments (Conditional 1 – Conditional 16) are available for each day of the week.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to Scheduled Record, and then press ENTER to display Scheduled Record Setup.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• COPY ( )
Press the COPY button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to copy the settings of the focus
day to other days of the week.
• MODE
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to enter Easy Setup for Schedule
Record as described in the following paragraphs. Alternatively use the mouse to select Easy Setup.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If
the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user
to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the
sub menu.
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The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• START
Set the start time of this time segment (conditional) in increments of 30 minutes in military time format.
The end time of this conditional is implicitly set as the start time of next conditional. Press the +/- buttons
on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select the desired start time. Alternatively use
the remote control to set the desired start time.
Example: If the following start times are set:
• Conditional 1 = MON at 9:00
• Conditional 2 = MON at 18:00
• Conditional 3 - Conditional 16 = MON as N/A (Not Available)
--- then -- • Conditional 1 = MON 9:00-18:00
• Conditional 2 = MON 0:00-9:00 and 18:00-24:00
• ALARM
Define if Alarm events are recorded. Options include V for Video only, AV for Audio and Video, NO for
No Recording, and OFF for recording but no event notification. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of
the DVR or remote control to change the value. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust these options.
• MOTION
Define if Motion events are recorded. Options include V for Video only, AV for Audio and Video, NO for
No Recording, and OFF for recording but no event notification. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of
the DVR or remote control to change the value. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust these options.
• NORMAL
Define if normal video and audio (non-event based video and audio) is recorded. Options include V for Video only, AV for Audio and Video, NO for No Recording, and OFF for recording but no event notification. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the value. Alternatively use the mouse to adjust these options.
Note: If both Alarm and Motion are set to OFF then all video and audio recordings will be considered
“normal recording” unless there is Video Loss for a particular camera.
6.5.1 SCHEDULED RECORD – EASY SETUP
Within the Scheduled Record menu, Easy Setup allows the administrator to use a more visual method to setup
the scheduled record of the system.
Press the Mode button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select Easy Setup from the
Scheduled Record menu. Alternatively use the mouse to select this sub menu.
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Recording options include:
- Pink: Alarm, Motion and Normal Video and Audio Recording (Default setting)
- Purple: Alarm and Motion Video and Audio Recording only
- Red:Alarm Video and Audio Recording only
- Blue:Motion Video and Audio Recording only
- Green: Normal Video and Audio Recording only
- Black: No recording at all
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to change the focus recording type. Alternatively use the mouse to select the focus recording type.
• Numeric 1-6
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to select one of the Recording Modes listed above. Or press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control when the focus is on the appropriate Recording Mode to activate it. Alternatively use the mouse to select the
appropriate Recording Mode.
• +/
Press these buttons to set the focus interval in increments of one hour (one grid for each hour) to the active Recording Mode. Or press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control set the focus interval to the active Recording Mode. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click and then drag the mouse to select the appropriate grids.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and return to the Scheduled Record Setup display menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” Once Easy Setup is complete, the time segments for each conditional in Scheduled Record will be updated accordingly.
6.6 HARD DISC DRIVE (HDD) SETUP
In surveillance applications, typically alarm triggered video and audio is considered more important than
non-event normal video and audio recording. This DVR is designed to allow the hard drive to be partitioned
into an alarm partition and a normal partition. Alarm video and audio will be recorded in alarm partition
and normal video and audio will be recorded in the normal partition.
HDD Setup allows the administrator to format/clear the hard drive, set Alarm Record partition size and Normal
Record partition size, and define the behavior for Alarm Record and Normal Record partion if the hard drive
becomes full.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to HDD, and then press ENTER to display HDD Setup as shown.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• MODE
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to Format/Clear the HDDs as described in Section 6.6.1. Alternatively use the mouse to select this option.
• SEQ
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to enter Advanced HDD Setup as
described in Section 6.6.2. Alternatively use the mouse to select this option.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save,
ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the
sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• Size (GB)
The total hard drive storage capacity in GBs (gigabytes) for the Alarm Record partition and Normal
Record partition respectively. Refer to Section 6.6.1 for more detailed information and setup of
each individual hard drive partition.
Note: if the total Alarm Record partition size is zero, alarm video and audio will be recorded in Normal Record partition. Conversely, if the total Normal Record partition size is zero, normal video and audio
will be recorded in Alarm Record partition.
• Auto Overwrite
By default, the DVR will automatically overwrite recorded video and audio hard drive reaches its capacity.
WARNING - If Auto Overwrite is disabled and the hard drive capacity reaches its maximum, the system will NOT overwrite recorded video and audio. Therefore the DVR will NOT record Alarm or Normal video or audio until the user presses the Alarm Reset button.
Press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to disable this setting. Alternatively use the mouse to make this change.
• HDD Full Action
If Auto Overwrite is disabled, the DVR can sound the buzzer, log the event and email an alert when the hard drives reaches its maximum capacity. Press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to disable this setting. Alternatively use the remote control to make this change
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• Duration
If HDD Full Action is enabled, set the duration that the Alarm Out relay and the buzzer will remain
triggered when the corresponding partition is full. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on
the remote to adjust the time from 3 seconds or 60 minutes or ‘-‘ indefinitely until the Alarm Reset button
is pressed.
• Alarm Out
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when the corresponding partition is full. Press +/- buttons
on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select N/A or one of the Alarm Outputs - NC (1)
or NO (2).
• Buzzer
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when the corresponding hard drive partition
is full. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control
to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• Log
By default, the DVR will log when the corresponding hard drive partition is full to the event Log (see Section 8.2). Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to
enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• E-mail
Send an email message to a predefined email address when corresponding hard drive partition is full. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to
enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting
is disabled. See Section 6.10.1 for more information on e-mail.
6.6.1 HDD FORMAT/CLEAR
The HDD Format/Clear menu allows the administrator to format and/or clear the hard drive. The administrator
can also set the size for the Alarm Record partition and the Normal Record partition.
In HDD Setup display, press MODE to display HDD Format/Clear screen as shown.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• MODE
Press the Mode button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to Format the hard drive (similar to a Quick Format option found on a PC). A confirmation dialog box will be displayed on the screen. Using the front panel of the DVR or the remote, press ENTER to confirm or ESC to cancel. Alternatively
use the mouse to make these selections. • SEQ
Press the SEQ button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to Clear (delete all files) the hard
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• CALL
Press the Call button on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to Physically Format the hard drive (similar to a “full” Format option found on a PC). A confirmation dialog box will be displayed on the screen. Using the front panel of the DVR or the remote, press ENTER to confirm or ESC to cancel.
Alternatively use the mouse to make these selections.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save,
ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and exit the
sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• SIZE (GB)
The total hard drive storage capacity in GBs (gigabytes) for the Alarm Record partition and Normal
Record partition respectively.
• ALARM RECORD (%)
Set the Alarm Record Size (in percentage) for the hard drive. Please follow the Text Input method
described in Section 4.1 to change the percentage.
Note: If the total Alarm Record partition size is zero, alarm video and audio will be recorded in Normal
Record partition.
• NORMAL RECORD (%)
Set the Normal Record Size (in percentage) for the hard drive. Please follow the Text Input method
described in Section 4.1 to change the percentage.
Note: If the total Normal Record partition size is zero, normal video and audio will be recorded in
Alarm Record partition.
6.6.2 ADVANCED HDD SETUP
The HDD Failure Action in Advanced HDD Setup allows the administrator to define how the system responds
to hard drive failure. The HDD Failure Action will be triggered if there’s no available formatted hard drive
detected.
In HDD Setup display, press SEQ on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to display
Advanced HDD Setup menu.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click”
and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• DURATION
Set the duration that the Alarm Out relay and the buzzer will remain triggered after the hard drive failure
is detected. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to adjust the time from 3
seconds or 60 minutes or ‘-‘ indefinitely until the Alarm Reset button is pressed.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered after the hard drive failure is detected. Press +/- buttons
on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select N/A or one of the Alarm Outputs - NC
(1) or NO (2).
• BUZZER
By default the internal buzzer is enabled to sound after the hard drive failure is detected. Highlight this
setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to enable or disable
this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• LOG
By default the DVR will log when the hard drive failure is detected to the Event Log (see Section 8.2).
Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to
enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item.
• E-MAIL
Send an email message to a predefined email address when the hard drive failure is detected. Highlight
this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to enable or
disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse to left-click on this item. The default setting is disabled.
See Section 6.10.1 for more information on e-mail.
• LIMITED PERIOD
This option will limit the time period in hours for how long recorded video and audio remains on the
hard drive. By default this feature is disabled. Highlight this setting and press ENTER or +/- on the
front panel of the DVR or the remote control to enable or disable this item. Alternatively use the mouse
to left-click on this item.
• RETENTION PERIOD (HOUR)
If the Limited Period option is enabled, set the Retention Period of how long the hard drive will store the recorded video and audio. Please follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify this
setting. If set to 0, it will be treated as No Limited Period.
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6.7 PASSWORD SETUP
The Password Setup allows the administrator to add new users, delete existing users, and/or modify the user
login names, password, and levels of access. And allows automation system access
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to Password, and then press ENTER to display Password Setup as shown.
The DVR allows up to 18 user accounts. There are three default user levels in the system:
• Operator – The lowest level, an Operator can only view live video and audio
• Supervisor – In addition to live video viewing, a Supervisor can review playback video and audio and has
permission to archive files
• Administrator – The highest level is Administrator and has access to all options.
• “ – “ – No remote access allowed
• UserName –In addition to the three default levels, an administrator can also set Customized levels of access
for each user as described in the following paragraphs.
The factory preset Administrator level login name is user, the password is 1234. We recommend changing this
to block unwanted access to the DVR.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use the
mouse to select an item.
• MODE
Press the Mode button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select a user as the default at
login. An asterisk (*) will be shown preceding the number for the default login user. This user’s login name and
password will be the default credentials populated in the Login/Logout dialog box so the user doesn’t have to
enter text to login the system. This feature is enabled by default. Press the Mode button to deselect the user as
the default login user. Alternatively use the mouse to select and deselect default log in users.
WARNING – This feature could allow unwarranted access to the DVR. Caution is strongly advised when enabling
this feature. Setting a default login means that the user login name and password will automatically populate
the Login/Logout box. This could leave the system vulnerable to unauthorized use. It is recommended to deselect a default login so users are required to provide credentials to access the DVR.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and return
to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents
in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user to save the
changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC to exit without
saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
WARNING – The following 2 features could allow unwarranted access to the DVR. Caution is strongly advised
when enabling these features.
Important Note: The following 2 features were added in software v7.77.53 and were listed as Guest Level in
previous versions. When the DVR is updated, the setting previously set in guest level will show as Remote Guest
level. Verify that it is set to the desired level.
• Local Guest Level
Allows or restricts access to the DVR by Guests accessing the DVR through Local interfaces (DVR GUI via front
panel buttons, IR remote control or home automation Ethernet control) without a dedicated Login. The option
selected determines the level of access a Guest will have.
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“-“ (Default - No Guest Access Allowed
Administrator - Provides full access to the DVR allowing for viewing of all cameras and modification to all
settings. Use this setting with caution.
Supervisor - Provides access to view and control all cameras, Search, Archive and modify basic settings.
Operator - Provides access to view and control all cameras. No access to Search or settings is provided.
UserName - Provides customized access to the features as defined in the Advanced Settings for a particular
user. See Adv: below for more information.
Note: If an RS-232 or IP control system is being used, the Default setting allows the system to control the DVR, but
prevents Guest access to DVR features. With this setting users would be required to enter a Login and Password
to view cameras, change settings, etc.
• Remote Guest Level
Allows or restricts access to the DVR by Guests accessing the DVR from the Internet Explorer plugin interface
without a dedicated Login. The option selected determines the level of access a Guest will have.
“-“ (Default) - No Guest Access Allowed (Does not prevent access by User with login credentials)
Administrator - Provides full access to the DVR allowing for viewing of all cameras and modification to all
settings. Use this setting with caution.
Supervisor - Provides access to view all control all cameras, Search, and modification of basic settings.
Operator - Provides access to view all control all cameras, No access to Search or settings is provided.
UserName - Provides access to the features defined in the Advanced Settings for a particular user. See Adv:
below for more information.
• Auto Logout
If there is no user operation in the time selected from 1 minute to 24 hours, the user will automatically be logged
out. Select “-“ to disable this feature (default setting). Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the
remote control to change this setting. Alternatively use the mouse to set this value.
• Login Name
Enter a unique Name for each user. Follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to enter this
information.
• Password
Enter a unique Password (numbers only) for each user. Follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to
enter this information.
• Level
Select the appropriate access level (Administrator, Supervisor, Operator, or Customized) for each user. Press +/buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change this level. Alternatively use the mouse
to set the level.
“-“ (Default) - No Guest Access Allowed
Administrator -Provides full access to the DVR allowing for viewing of all cameras and modification to all
settings. Use this setting with caution.
Supervisor - Provides access to view and control all cameras, Search, Archive and modify basic settings.
Operator - Provides access to view and control all cameras. No access to Search or settings is provided.
Customized - Provides access to the features as defined in the Advanced Settings for the user. See Adv: below
for more information.
Note: It is recommended that Remote Guest Level be set to the the default “-“ to prevent unwanted access to
the DVR from outside sources.
• Adv .
For Customized access per user, press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to display
the Advanced User Setup as shown in Section 6.7.1 below.
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6.7.1 ADVANCED USER SETUP
The Advanced User Setup allows the administrator to setup each user’s detailed access rights to the system.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to move the focus box. If the selected item is not shown on the screen, the screen will scroll up or down by pressing the corresponding button. Press the ENTER button to enable or disable a feature.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to escape from this screen and return to Password Setup display. Alternatively right-click the mouse. User Setup
contents will be updated accordingly.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
Press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to check or uncheck each item.
Alternatively use the mouse to enable or disable each item.
• Monitor Channel 1-8
Select Channels (cameras) the user can monitor.
• X2
Allows the user to zoom live and playback video.
• PTZ
Allows the user to access PTZ features if supported by the camera.
• VOLUME
Allows the user to change volume.
• VIDEO ADJUSTMENT
Allows the user to adjust the video
• VGA DISPLAY
Allow the user to change VGA settings.
• PLAYBACK
Allows the user to view playback video and audio.
• BACKUP
Allows the user to backup video and audio.
• CONFIGURATION BACKUP/RESTORE
Allows the user to backup or restore the DVR configuration. • SETUP CAMERA
Allows the user access to Camera Setup.
• SETUP ALARM
Allows the user access to Alarm Setup.
• SETUP SEQ DISPLAY
Allows the user access to Sequence Display setup.
• SETUP SCHEDULED RECORD
Allows the user access to Scheduled Record setup.
• SETUP HDD
Allows the user access to Hard Drive setup.
• SETUP PASSWORD
Allows the user access to Password Setup.
• SETUP SYSTEM
Allows the user access to System Setup.
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• SETUP RS-232/422/485
Allows the user access to RS485 setup.
• SETUP NETWORK
Allows the user access to Network Setup.
• SETUP FACTORY DEFAULTS
Allows the user to restore factory defaults to all setup related configurations. • SOFTWARE UPGRADE
Allows the user upgrade the DVR software.
• SHUTDOWN
Allows the user to Shutdown the DVR.
6.8 SYSTEM SETUP
The System Setup allows the administrator to set the system time, time zone, time synchronization,
language, etc.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to System, and then press ENTER to display System Setup as shown.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If
the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the user
to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and save, ESC
to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and exit the
sub menu.
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The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• TIME ZONE
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select the appropriate
time zone. Alternatively use the mouse to select the time zone. The default setting is Eastern Standard Time.
• DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to enable or disable this item.
Alternatively use the mouse to enable or disable this feature.
• SYSTEM TIME
- Synchronization
Press ENTER or +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to enable or disable time synchronized with a TSP Server. Alternatively use the mouse to enable or disable this feature.
The default setting is disabled.
- TSP Server
If Time Synchronization is enabled, select a TSP (Time Synchronization Protocol) Server. The DVR will synchronize with the specified TSP server at the system preset interval. Please follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify this setting. Alternatively use the mouse and the pop-up keyboard to enter the TSP server.
- Date
System Date. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to modify the date. Alternatively use the mouse to set the date.
- Time
System Time. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to modify the time. Alternatively use the mouse to set the date.
- Display Format
Select the format used to display the system time in the System Status Bar. Press +/- buttons on the
front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the format. Alternatively use the mouse
to select the format.
• LANGUAGE
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the language.
Alternatively use the mouse to select the appropriate language.
Note: If the selected language is changed, the user will be asked to reboot the system for the newly
selected language to take effect.
• PROTECTION KEY
The Protection Key is used for secure remote access of the system by various software. Follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify these items. Alternatively use the mouse and the pop-up keyboard to enter the Protection Key.
Note: The Protection Key will be used by some software for authentication when a remote computer wants to connect with the system through the Ethernet interface, either LAN or internet. The same
protection key must be entered to install the remote software if it is to be used to access the DVR.
6.9 RS485 SETUP
The RS-232/422/485 Setup allows the administrator to setup the RS-485 control port. Please refer to
the manuals for the connected devices (typically PTZ cameras) to properly set the options in
RS-232/422/485 Setup.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the
highlighted option to RS-232/422/485, and then press ENTER to display RS-232/422/485 Setup as shown.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and
exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• DEVICE TYPE
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the device
type to PTZ, Keyboard, PTZ+Keyboard or N/A (Not Available). Alternatively use the mouse to select
the appropriate setting.
• MODEL
PTZ model (for PTZ and PTZ+Keyboard) refers to the type of the connected devices. The PTZ models
supported include Pelco D Protocol Dome, Samsung SCC-641P, Kalatel Cyber Dome, PIH-series, Dynacolor,
Bosch AutoDome, Video Trek, etc. The Keyboard models supported include Terminal (EX. VT-100)
and Control Protocol. Press +/- buttons to change the supported model (or protocol). Note: If the PTZ+Keyboard is selected for Device Type, the Keyboard model is always Control
Protocol, and the other settings (Baud Rate, Data Bit, Stop Bit, and Parity) are the same as the PTZ Model
selected. In addition, be sure that the Keyboard Control Protocol and the PTZ Protocol won’t conflict with each other.
• BAUD RATE
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the Baud Rate.
Alternatively use the remote control to change this setting.
• DATA BIT
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the Date Bit.
Alternatively use the remote control to change this setting.
• STOP BIT
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the Stop Bit.
Alternatively use the remote control to change this setting.
• PARITY
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the parity to Odd,
Even, or None. Alternatively use the remote control to change this setting.
• DVR/CAMERA ID Set the PTZ ID for the DVR. It must not conflict with other devices connected to the RS485 network. Press +/- buttons to change the ID. Alternatively use the remote control to change this setting.
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6.10 NETWORK SETUP
The Network Setup allows the administrator to setup all Ethernet network related parameters. Consultation with
the network administrator may be required to set these parameters correctly.
In the Setup Menu display, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the highlighted option to Network, and then press ENTER to display Network Setup as shown.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click” and
exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations. Please follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify these items. Alternatively use the mouse
and the pop-up keyboard to enter these settings. Consultation with the network administrator may be required
for these settings.
• NET TYPE
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the Net Type.
Alternatively use the mouse to change this setting. Options include: Static IP, PPPoE, or DHCP. DHCP
can only be used for intranet (LAN) access, while Static IP and PPPoE can be used for both internet
& intranet access. The default setting is DHCP.
• IP ADDRESS
Enter an Ethernet IP Address for the DVR. This address should not conflict with any other IP address
on the LAN.
• NET MASK
Enter the Net Mask for the IP address.
• GATEWAY
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Enter the Gateway IP address for the system.
• DNS
If using DNS, enter the Domain Name Server address for the system.
• USERNAME
If PPPoE is used, enter the Username for the system.
• PASSWORD
If PPPoE is used, enter the Password for the system.
• DDNS TYPE
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select the Dynamic Domain Name Server type to Dynamic, Static, or Custom DDNS type. Contact the DDNS Service Provider to get
the DDNS type, DDNS URL, username, and password, or refer to Appendix E for details on how to use
the free service from DynDns.
• URL
Enter the DDNS URL if DDNS is used.
• DDNS USERNAME
Enter the DDNS Username if DDNS is used.
• DDNS PASSWORD
Enter the DDNS Password if DDNS is used.
• E-MAIL
Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to display the E-mail Setup menu.
Alternatively use the mouse to enter this menu. Refer to Section 6.10.1 for details.
• FTP
Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to display the FTP Setup menu. Alternatively
use the mouse to enter this menu. Refer to Section 6.10.2 for details.
• ADV.
Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to display the Advanced Network Setup
menu. Alternatively use the mouse to enter this menu. Refer to Section 6.10.3 for details.
6.10.1 E-MAIL SETUP
The E-mail Setup allows the administrator to set e-mail related parameters. When an event occurs and E-mail is
enabled for the corresponding action, an e-mail will be sent based on the parameters set in this menu.
In Network Setup, press ENTER to display E-mail Setup as shown when the highlighted option is E-mail.
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,”
and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
Follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify these items. Alternatively use the mouse and
the pop-up keyboard to enter these settings. Consultation with the network administrator or the email
provider may be required for these settings.
• SMTP SERVER
Enter the SMTP mail server name.
• SMTP PORT
Enter the SMTP Port for e-mail transmission. The default value is 25.
• AUTHENTICATION
Press ENTER or +/- on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to enable or disable this item
depending on whether the SMTP mail server requires authentication. Alternatively use the mouse to
enable or disable this setting.
• USERNAME
Enter the Username to the email service.
• PASSWORD
Enter the Password to the email service.
• MAIL FROM
Enter the e-mail address of the associated email account
Note: This setting is specific and must match email client settings used to access an email account or the email feature will not be operable. Do not enter generic text in this field.
• MAIL TO #1-5
The DVR can send e-mails originated from triggered events to up to five different email addresses. Enter the appropriate e-mail addresses in these fields. • ATTACHMENT
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to attach a picture from the
corresponding camera to e-mail being sent. Optional picture sizes for the attachment can be set
to Original to match the recorded resolution or QCIF (Quarter CIF is 176 x 144 pixels) to reduce the
size of the attachment. Select N/A to disable attachments.
Note: If the DVR’s resolution is set to Half D1, picture attachments in the e-mail will appear “squished”
since the DVR reduces the horizontal lines by half (therefore reducing storage space and bandwidth
requirements). This only effects e-mails and not live or recorded .h264 playback video.
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6.10.2 FTP SETUP
FTP Setup allows the administrator to set FTP related parameters. When an event occurs and FTP is enabled for
the action, the recorded video and audio for that event will be sent to the FTP server based on the parameters
set in this menu.
In Network Setup, press ENTER to display FTP Setup as shown when the highlighted option is FTP.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,”
and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
Please follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify these items. Alternatively use the mouse
and the pop-up keyboard to enter these settings. Consultation with the network administrator or the FTP server
provider may be required for these settings.
• FTP SERVER
Enter the FTP Server web/IP address.
• FTP PORT
Enter the FTP Port number. The default value is 21.
• USERNAME
Enter the Username for the FTP server.
• PASSWORD
Enter the Password for the FTP server.
• PREFIX OF FILENAME
Enter the Prefix of the Filenames for files sent to the FTP server. If this box is left empty, the filenames will
start with “cam” If a prefix such as “Prefix” is entered, the filenames will start with “Prefix-cam.” For another
example, if the prefix is “DVR01”, then the filenames will begin with “DVR01-cam.”
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6.10.3 ADVANCED NETWORK SETUP
The Advanced Network Setup allows the administrator to set advanced network parameters use for
connection from remote devices such as PCs and Smart phones. Consultation with the network
administrator may be required for these settings.
In Network Setup, press ENTER to display Advanced Network Setup as shown when the highlighted
option is Adv.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively use
the mouse to select an item.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the main menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the “X.” If the contents in this menu have been modified, a Save dialog box will be displayed requesting the
user to save the changes. Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to exit and
save, ESC to exit without saving. Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,”
and exit the sub menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
Please follow the Text Input method described in Section 4.1 to modify these items. Alternatively use the mouse
and the pop-up keyboard to enter these settings. See Appendix F for more information on Router Setup and
how it relates to these settings.
• CONTROL PORT
Enter the Control Port for remote access. The default value is 67.
• DATA PORT
Enter the Data Port for remote access. The default value is 68.
• HTTP PORT
Enter the HTTP (web page) port for remote access. The default value is 80.
• WAP PICTURE QUALITY
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a simple standard for remote devices (such as Smart phones) to
access the DVR. Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the value the WAP picture quality if WAP access will be required by remote devices. See Section 9.6 for more information on WAP.
• VIDEO STREAM
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote to change the video quality sent to remote devices such as PCs and Smartphones. Alternatively use the mouse to change this setting. If
Record is selected, the DVR will stream video at the same resolution as the Record setting (See Section 6.1).
Dual Streaming allows for remote devices to receive lower resolution at higher speeds to the device
(see Section 9.4). This is especially helpful for remote devices on slower network. Reducing resolution sent
to these devices will speed up the delivery of the video. To enable Dual Streaming, select one of the four levels of QCIF (Fair is the lowest quality while Superfine is the highest quality). If Dual Streaming is used, the total system recording rate will be reduced. Note: To use Dual Streaming in Internet Explorer, the user must select the Extra Video Stream option in the Modify Menu of the Device List (See Section 9.1).
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- QCIF Fair = equivalent to a Record Quality of 1 on the Camera tab
- QCIF Normal = equivalent to a Record Quality of 4 on the Camera tab
- QCIF Fine = equivalent to a Record Quality of 6 on the Camera tab
- QCIF Super fine = equivalent to a Record Quality of 9 on the Camera tab
6.11 FACTORY DEFAULT
To reset all the DVR settings to factory default values, press ▲▼◄► on the front panel of the DVR or on the
remote control to change the highlighted option to Factory Default and then press ENTER. Alternatively use
the mouse to select Factory Default. Once selected, a confirmation dialog will be shown, press ENTER again to
make the changes. Or select ESC, or right-click the mouse to exit without resetting the DVR.
WARNING: All settings will be lost and replaced with factory default settings.
Settings cannot be recovered after a Factory Default.
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7. PTZ CONTROL
The DVR supports a variety of PTZ cameras. The user can easily control PTZ cameras through the
operations described in this section if the PTZ cameras have been connected and setup properly.
Refer to Section 3.2 Optional Connections for the connections, Section 6.1 Pre-Camera Setup
to set the PTZ ID of each PTZ camera, and Section 6.9 RS-232/422/485 Setup to setup the RS485 control port.
*
If a camera is setup as a PTZ camera, an asterisk ( ) will precede the camera title in the video window.
Select the PTZ Control icon to enter PTZ control mode if the focus camera is a PTZ camera. The asterisk ( ) will
change to inverse color to indicate that the camera is now in PTZ control mode, and the PTZ Control Bar
will be displayed:
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Once in PTZ control mode, the user’s operations can be divided into General Operations and Function
Specific Operations described as the following:
General Operations:
• PTZ *
Press this button on the remote control to Enter and Exit PTZ control mode. The asterisk ( ) preceding the camera title in the video window will change back to normal color.
• ▲▼
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to tilt the camera up or
down. Alternatively left-click the mouse in the top of the video window to tilt the camera up, or
left-click the mouse in the bottom of the video window to tilt the camera down.
• ◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to pan the camera left or
right. Alternatively left-click the mouse in the left side of the video window to pan the camera left, or
left-click the mouse in the right side of the video window to pan the camera right.
• ZOOM ( ) +/-
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to zoom the camera in or
out. Alternatively use the mouse to select the zoom icons.
• GOTO Press the GOTO button on the remote control to move the camera to a preset position. Press numeric buttons on the remote control (0-9) to enter the number of the preset position to move the camera to. The range of the preset positions is 00-99. Alternatively use the mouse to select the GOTO icon and the preset.
Function Specific Operations:
• NEXT
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Press this button for the Next function specific operation. The functions specific operations include
Focus, Iris, Auto PAN, SEQ, Preset, and Pan Speed. The active function specific operation will be shown on the lower right corner of the screen. The miscellaneous function specific operations are described
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• ZOOM ( ) +/-
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to zoom the camera in or
out. Alternatively use the mouse to select the zoom icons.
Function
DVR Front Panel
and Remote
Control
Operations
Focus
+/ENTER
Mouse Operation
Descriptions
• Use the +/- buttons to focus far/near
• Press the ENTER button to auto focus
• Use the +/- buttons to increase/
decrease the Iris
Iris
+/-
• The Iris + button is used to access the
OSD control of Wirepath™ Surveillance
cameras and to confirm (enter)
commands
Auto pan speed is shown in parenthesis
Auto Pan (3)
+/ENTER
*#
• Use the +/- buttons to increase/
decrease speed
• Press Enter start/stop Auto Pan
*
• Press ( ) set start position
• Press (#) set end position
SEQ dwell time is shown in parenthesis
• If SEQ mode is on, the camera will go to preset position 0-9 (or 1-10) sequentially.
SEQ (5 sec.)
+/-, NUMBER
ENTER
• Use the +/- and the Number buttons
to change dwell time
• Press the ENTER button to start/stop
SEQ mode
*
• An asterisk ( ) will be shown if SEQ
mode is on
Preset location is shown in parenthesis
Preset (1)
+/-, NUMBER
ENTER
• Use the +/- and the Number buttons
to change Preset location
• Set Preset location
Pan Speed (3)
+/-
Manual pan speed is shown in parenthesis
• Use the +/- buttons to increase/
decrease speed
7.1 OSD CONTROL FOR WIREPATH™ SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
Wirepath™ Surveillance 500 and 700 series analog cameras offer remote control of thier OSD (On Screen
Display) menu. This is achieved through the PTZ functions of the DVR. The cameras must be connected to
the RS485 terminals on the DVR and properly configured according to the camera manual. The DVR must
also be properly configured. Please refer to Section 3.2 Optional Connections for the connections, Section
6.1 Pre-Camera Setup to set the PTZ ID of each PTZ camera, and Section 6.9 RS-232/422/485 Setup to setup
the RS485 control port.
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To operate the OSD, use the mouse to select the PTZ Control icon to enter PTZ control mode if the focus
*
camera is a Wirepath Surveillance camera that supports this feature. The asterisk ( ) will change to inverse color to indicate that the camera is now in PTZ control mode and the PTZ Control Bar will be displayed:
• PTZ *
Press this button to Enter and Exit PTZ control mode. The asterisk ( ) preceding the camera title in the video window will change back to normal color.
• NEXT
Press this button for the Next function specific operation. The functions specific operations include
Focus, Iris, Auto PAN, SEQ, Preset, and Pan Speed. The active function specific operation will be shown on the lower right corner of the screen. The miscellaneous function specific operations are described
in the following table.
• IRIS ( ) +/-
Change the Mode of the Zoom function to Iris control. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Zoom ( ) icon. Press the “+” button next to the Iris icon to display the camera’s OSD menu. This same button is also used as an ENTER key to confirm changes to the OSD.
• ▲▼
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to move up or down in the OSD menu. Alternatively left-click the mouse in the top of the video window to move up in the OSD menu, or left-click the mouse in the bottom of the video window to move down in the OSD menu.
• ◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to enter or exit items or to change settings in the OSD menu. Alternatively left-click the mouse in the left side of the video window to move exit an item in the OSD menu, or left-click the mouse in the right side of the video window to enter an item in the OSD menu.
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8. SEARCH/PLAYBACK/ARCHIVE
This menu is available to Administrators and Supervisors only.
There are four ways to search the recorded video and audio for playback:
• Search by time
• Search by event
• Smart Search
• Search archived files
Use the Search button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to activate the Search Menu.
Alternatively use the mouse to select the Search Icon from the Control Bar.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively
use the mouse to select an item.
• ENTER
Press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to enter the corresponding Search menu. Alternatively use the mouse to select the corresponding Search menu icon.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
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8.1 SEARCH BY TIME
The Search By Time feature allows the user to search for recorded video and audio based on time.
Tip: When the screen is opened the oldest record time is displayed at the bottom labeled as Recorded From
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively
use the mouse to select an item.
• Play (►/II)
Press the PLAY button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to begin playback of the recorded video and audio using the defined search time and video type. Alternatively use the mouse
to select the PLAY button. If there is not a camera currently in playback mode then all of the cameras
in the current split window will begin playback. See Section 8.5 for more details.
• Copy ( )
Select the COPY button from the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to backup (copy)
the selected type of recorded video (beginning from the Search Time) to the connected backup device. The Backup menu (described in the Archive portion of Section 8.6) will be displayed. Alternatively use the mouse to select the COPY button.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• SEARCH TIME
Select the Year, Month, Date, Hour, Minute for the recorded video and audio. Playback (or backup)
will begin from the time entered in this menu. Use the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on
the remote control to modify each item. Alternatively use the mouse to enter the Search Time.
• VIDEO/AUDIO
Select the types of recorded video to search: Alarm, Motion, Video Loss, Normal. Press ENTER
or +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to check or uncheck the
corresponding video type. Alternatively use the mouse to check the appropriate video type(s).
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8.2 SEARCH BY EVENT / LOG DISPLAY
The Search By Event feature allows the user to search for recorded video and audio based on the
type of event recorded by the DVR.
The DVR will store up to 6000 of the most recent event logs. There are four different types of event logs: Alarm,
Motion, Video Loss, and System.
Tip: You can jump to a log page quickly by selecting the page box with the mouse and typing in the desired
page number. This is useful when you need to see the last page of recordings.
To navigate and operate this menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item. Alternatively
use the mouse to select an item.
• ENTER
Press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select the highlighted log. Alternatively use the mouse to select the corresponding Search menu icon.
• MODE
Press the Mode button to refresh the log display. If there are new event logs since the screen was
displayed, the log list will be updated accordingly. Alternatively use the mouse to select the
Refresh option.
• SEARCH
Press the Search button to Log (export) the event log to a backup device. Alternatively use the
mouse to select the Log option.
• SEQ
Use the SEQ button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to scroll the Event Log
Page Up. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Page Up option.
• CALL
Use the CALL button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to scroll the Event Log
Page Down. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Page Down option.
• Numeric
Press the numeric buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control followed by the
ENTER button to select the display page of the event logs. Alternatively use the mouse to click
the Page Number box.
• Play (►/II)
Press the PLAY button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to begin playback of the recorded video and audio using the defined search time and video type. Alternatively use the mouse
to select the PLAY button. If there is not a camera currently in playback mode then all of the cameras
in the current split window will begin playback. See Section 8.5 for more details.
• Copy ( )
Select the COPY button from the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to backup (copy)
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the selected type of recorded video (beginning from the Search Time) to the connected backup device. The Backup menu (described in the Archive portion of Section 8.6) will be displayed. Alternatively use the mouse to select the COPY button.
The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• EVENT TYPE
Press ENTER or +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to check or uncheck
the event type for the log list. Event type options include; Alarm, Motion, Video Loss, and System.
The event type System includes all system-related events that do not trigger recording such as power
on/off and Login/Logout. Alternatively use the mouse to enable or disable the appropriate event types.
• SOURCE ID
Press ENTER or +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to check or uncheck
the Source ID to be searched. Check or uncheck ALL for faster operation. Alternatively use the mouse to check or uncheck the Source ID(s). This feature helps to filter the events shown in the log list. For the Alarm event type, the DVR will search based on the Alarm Input number. For Motion and Video Loss event types, the DVR will search based on the camera number.
• LOG LIST
The Log List is the list of events according to the search parameters entered (Event Type and Source ID selected). Once the list is displayed, the user may:
1. Press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select or deselect an event in the log list. Multiple events can be selected in this manner. Alternatively use the mouse to select or deselect events.
2. Press Play ( ►/II, ►►) button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to playback all the selected events. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Play button.
3. Press Copy ( ) button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to backup (copy) all of the selected recorded video and audio events to the connected backup device. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Copy button. The Backup menu (described in the Archive portion of
Section 8.6) will be displayed.
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select the backup device and enter the directory name to store the backup. Press the Copy button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to copy the recorded video and audio to the selected backup device. Alternatively use the mouse to select the device and then the Copy button.
8.3 SMART SEARCH
The Smart Search feature allows the user to search for motion in a specific area of a video (camera) window. This is helpful to narrow down the search results if only a portion of the video window contains the event in
question. For example, if a scene in an office includes a safe and the manager wants to review who accessed
the safe, the area of the video window that contains the safe could be defined as the the only portion of the
recorded videos searched for motion.
Note: the area of a video searched using Smart Search must be part of the defined area for Motion Detection
(see Section 6.2.2).
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To navigate and operate this menu:
• MODE
Press the Mode button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to begin searching the
recorded video and audio based on the selected search Time, Camera, and Motion Area. Alternatively use the mouse to set the parameters and begin the search. The search results will be displayed on the
right half of the dialog box.
Note: To prevent the Smart Search feature from overloading the system, a maximum of up to 500 matched files or 200 GB of hard drive storage for each record partition will be searched based on the
start time entered.
• SEQ
Use the SEQ button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to scroll the results Page Up. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Page Up option.
• CALL Use the CALL button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to scroll the results Page Down. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Page Down option.
• Numeric
Press the numeric buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control followed by the ENTER
button to select the display page of the results. Alternatively use the mouse to click the Page Number box.
• Copy ( )
Select the COPY button from the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to backup (copy)
the selected type of recorded video (beginning from the Search Time) to the connected backup device. The Backup menu (described in the Archive portion of Section 8.6) will be displayed. Alternatively use the mouse to select the COPY button.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• CAMERA ID
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to change the camera ID to
be searched for matching files. Altenatively use the mouse to enter the Camera ID number.
• START/END TIME
Press +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to modify the beginning and end
of the search time for the recorded video and audio. Enter the appropriate Year, Month, Date, Hour, and Minute. Alternatively use the mouse to enter these parameters.
• MATCHED FILE LIST
The results of the Smart Search will be displayed in the right side of the dialog box. The files are shown
from oldest to newest and a page number is shown on the lower-left corner of the dialog box.
The user may:
1. Press the ENTER button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select or deselect a matching event file in the results list. Multiple events can be selected in this manner. Alternatively use the mouse to select or deselect each event.
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2. Press Play (►/II, ►►) button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to playback all the selected events. Alternatively use the mouse to select the Play button.
3. Press Copy ( ) button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to backup (copy)
all of the selected recorded video and audio events to the connected backup device.
Alternatively use the mouse to select the Copy button. The Backup menu (described in
the Archive portion of Section 8.6) will be displayed.
• AREA
Area defined as the motion area for the video to be searched for matching files. Use the buttons on the front panel of the DVR or the remote control to highlight Area and press ENTER to display Motion Area
Setting screen as shown below.
In the Motion Area Setting screen use the white mask window to define the Smart Search area in the
same manner as setting up Motion Detection (see Section 6.2.2).
Note: The area of a video searched using Smart Search must be part of the defined area for Motion
Detection (see Section 6.2.2). Only files with motion covering all of the defined motion area will be
displayed as matching results. Therefore, based on the search algorithm, there will be more matching
files for smaller defined motion areas.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to move the Mask window
(grids white in color). Alternatively use the mouse to select and move the Mask window (grids
white in color) by “left clicking” and dragging the mouse over the desired area. • +/-
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to resize the Mask window
(grids white in color). Alternatively use the mouse to select and move the Mask window (grids
white in color) by “left clicking” and dragging the mouse over the desired area. • ENTER Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to Set/Reset the area of the Mask
window (grids white in color). Alternatively use the mouse to select the Mask icon and adjust the
Mask window (grids white in color). Once the mask area is set, the mask window will change to yellow.
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• MODE Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to Set/Reset the whole video area. Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu
and return to the Smart Search menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking
on the “X.” Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. 8.4 SEARCH ARCHIVED FILES
The Search Archived Files feature allows the user to search files on a storage devices such as a USB thumb drive. The following is a brief description for each item in the sub menu and its specific operations:
• BACKUP DEVICE
Press ENTER on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to connect to the backup device
and display the files on the device. Alternatively use the mouse to connect to the backup device
and display the files. • ARCHIVED FILE LIST
Select the appropriate file from the file list and then press ENTER to begin playback. Pressing the Play
button (►/II) on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control, or double-clicking the left mouse
button will also begin playback. Refer to Section 8.9 Playback For Archived Files for the
detailed operations. To delete a file, press the MODE button on the front panel of the DVR or on
the remote control. Alternativly use the mouse to select files, begin playback or delete files. Note : File name format for camNN-YYYYMMDD-hhmmss.h264 is as follows:
• NN = camera number(01-08)
• YYYY = year
• MM = month
• DD = day
• hh = hour
• mm = minute
• ss = second
• .h264 = file type
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8.5 PLAYBACK SEARCH RESULTS
Once playing back video, use the following controls to operate and archivethe video and audio:
To navigate and operate this menu:
• MODE
Use the button on the front of the DVR or the remote control to toggle live and playback mode.
Playback mode is indicated by a red box around the camera title of the focus camera (the camera
being controlled). If in a split window display, the focus window will first switch to playback mode. A
second press of the MODE button will toggle additional windows to playback mode. Continue to press the
MODE button to return to live mode (indicated by a green box around the camera title of the focus
camera). Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon.
Refer to Section 4.3 Basic Operations for instructions on how to change the camera(s) in the playback window(s). After the cameras are set, use the following buttons to control the playback:
• PLAY/PAUSE (►/II) Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to play or pause the recorded
video and audio at 1X speed. If the playback is paused, press this button again to resume playback.
Alternatively use the mouse to select this icon. Audio can only be played at forward speed 1X and when the associated cameras is played back in a full window view.
• STOP (■)
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to stop playback of the recorded video and audio and return to Live video.
• FAST FORWARD (►►/► ON REMOTE CONTROL, ► ON FRONT PANEL) Press this button for fast forward playback. Each time this button is pressed, the forward playback speed
will increase in speed from 2X, 4X, 8X, up to 64X, and then back to 2X.
• SLOW FORWARD BUTTON (SEQ ON REMOTE CONTROL AND FRONT PANEL)
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control for slow forward playback.
Each time this button is pressed, playback speed will increase in speed from 2X, 4X, 8X, up to 16C, and
then back to 2X. Alternatively use the mouse to select the icon sequence using the Fast/Slow button
to toggle the playback speed.
• FAST REVERSE (◄◄/◄ ON REMOTE CONTROL, ◄ ON FRONT PANEL) Press this button for fast reverse playback. Each time this button is pressed, the reverse playback speed
will increase in speed from 2X, 4X, 8X, up to 64X, and then back to 2X.
• SLOW BACKWARD BUTTON (MODE ON REMOTE CONTROL AND THE FRONT PANEL)
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control for slow backward playback.
Each time this button is pressed, playback speed will increase in speed from 2X, 4X, 8X, up to 16C, and
then back to 2X. Alternatively use the mouse to select the icon sequence using the Fast/Slow button
to toggle the playback speed.
• SINGLE STEP (►I /▼ON REMOTE CONTROL, ▼ ON FRONT PANEL) Press this button to play the recorded video frame by frame.
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8.6 ARCHIVE (BACKUP) SEARCH RESULTS
Once playing back video from the Search option, use the following controls to archive (backup)
the video and audio:
The following is a brief description for the operations in the Backup menu:
• ▲▼◄►
Press these buttons on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to select an item.
Alternatively use the mouse to select an item.
• COPY ( )
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to start the backup (copy)
procedure. A Copy icon will be displayed the lower-right corner of the Status Bar indicating that the
selected video and audio is being copied to the storage device. Alternatively use the mouse to select
the Copy function.
• STOP (■)
Press this button on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to stop copying and return to
the previous display. The Copy icon will disappear from the Status Bar. Alternatively use the mouse to
select the stop function.
• ESC
Press the ESC button on the front panel of the DVR or remote control to escape from this menu and
return to the Smart Search menu. Alternatively use the mouse to exit the sub menu by clicking on the
“X.” Another method to escape is to use the mouse to “right-click,” and exit the sub menu. • BACKUP DEVICE
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select the connected backup device. Alternatively use the mouse to select the backup device.
Note: Follow the steps described in Section 5.5 Backup Device to connect the backup device before
copying.
• BACKUP SPEED
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select a speed from 1-9
with 1 the lowest speed and 9 the highest speed. Alternatively use the mouse to select the backup speed.
• DIRECTORY
Enter the directory to store the backukp files. Please follow the Text Input method described in Section
4.1 to enter the backup directory. Alternatively use the mouse and the pop-up keyboard to enter the
directory.
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• CAMERAS
Press the ENTER or +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to select
or deselect each of the cameras to be archived.
• END TIME
Press the +/- buttons on the front panel of the DVR or on the remote control to modify the Year, Month, Date, Hour, and Minute for the recorded video and audio for the backup without playback of Search
by Time. The files will be backed-up from the start time to the end time when the user press the COPY
button to start copying.
Note : For each camera and each backup, a batch file will be generated as well as the backup .h264 files.
A directory titled “/SelfPlayer” will also be generated if it’s not already existing on the backup storage device.
The user can use the batch file to self-playback the corresponding backup files on a PC. If the PC has not been
installed with the required player components, those components will be installed by running the batch file (For
Windows Vista, please run /SelfPlayer/SelfPlayerInstall.exe manually to install the required player components).
To copy self-playback files, please copy the batch file and the backup files to the destination directory. Also
copy the entire “/SelfPlayer” directory to the root directory of the destination PC.
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9. REMOTE ACCESS
The following section discusses DVR remote viewing and control options from PCs and Smart phones.
9.1 PC REMOTE ACCESS
After completing the initial setup, the DVR can be remotely accessed from a PC using a 32bit Internet Explorer
web browser. Refer to Section 6 and the appendices (or the Quick Installation Guide included in the box) for
initial network setup instructions.
To log onto the DVR, launch Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Location/Address field
of the web browser. The DVR’s address will look similar to this:
http://AAA.AAA.AAA.AAA:BB/ie.htm
• AAA.AAA.AAA.AAA should be replaced with the IP address of the DVR
• If set to a port number other than the default 80, BB should be the HTTP port entered into the DVR and
it must match port forwarding set up in the router
• /ie.htm is the extension for the DVR and must be included at the end of the DVR
Alternatively use the DDNS domain name address if this feature has been enabled and properly setup.
Note: Up to 6 users can log into this DVR simultaneously.
9.2 PC REMOTE DISPLAY AND OPERATIONS
Video images can be displayed in several types of split-window screens including 1/4/9-Window options for a
single DVR and 16/25/36/49/64 options if connected to multiple DVRs.
• The focus window is the window surrounded by a purple frame border.
• The “.L” following the camera title denotes Live video display (text is green).
• The “.P” following the camera title denotes Playback (text is red).
• A white box will appear around the camera title when motion is detected.
• The white text in the top right of each camera window denotes date and time.
Note: The frame rate is limited by the bandwidth of the network and the pre-record FPS of the camera
(Section 9.3.5). The picture quality depends on the recording resolution set in the DVR (Section 9.3.4) and
quality of the camera. See Section 9.4 for Dual Streaming options.
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9.2.1 SPLIT-WINDOW OPTION MENU
Right click on any split-window to display the Split-Window Option Menu.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
•1-W When in a split-window view, expand the focus window camera to fill the entire video window. When in a single-window view, uncheck this item to return to the previous split-window view.
•CAMERA ID
Change or rearrange the current view by selecting
a different camera to appear in each window. If
multiple DVRs are connected, cameras from other
DVRs can be displayed simultaneously.
•PLAYBACK
Begin Playback for the current camera window
•FREEZE
Freeze the Video
•PRINT
Print a picture of the current video window
•SEQ MODE
Enable Sequence mode
•SNAPSHOT
Take a Snapshot of the video and save it to the local PC
•FULL VIDEO
Expand the current split-window for single window view to fill the entire display and hide all controls 9.2.2 CONTROL PANEL
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1. SEQ MODE
Enables the Sequence Mode defined in the setup. This feature will automatically cycle through the
cameras on the display.
2. LIVE
When in Playback mode, use this icon to exit playback and return to Live Video.
3. FREEZE
Freezes live and recorded playback video. Select this icon again to resume Live and Playback modes.
4. AUDIO OUT
When viewing a camera in the single window view, select the Audio Out icon to listen to the associated audio.
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5. AUDIO IN
Use the microphone in the PC to send audio to the DVR. An amplifier and speaker must
be attached to the Audio Out connection of the DVR to use this function.
6. ARCHIVE MENU
Select this icon to save and backup files.
7. SNAPSHOT
Select this icon to take a Snapshot of the screen being viewed. A pop-up window will
allow this snapshot to be saved to the local PC.
8. AUDIO BROADCAST
Similar to the Audio In function, use this feature to broadcast audio to multiple
DVRs simultaneously.
9. FULL SCREEN
Expand the user interface to fill the entire display.
10. FULL VIDEO
Expand the video window to fill the entire display.
11. NAME OF SELECTED DVR
The name of the connected DVR is displayed in this box. Change the connected DVR
or connect to multiple DVRs simultaneously to mix and match camera views.
9.2.3 SPLIT-WINDOW PANEL
Use these icons to select the number of cameras viewed on the display.
• 4 AND 9 SPLIT WINDOW ICONS
Left-click and hold the mouse over the 4 or 9 split-window icon
to toggle to additional pages of cameras.
9.2.4 PLAYBACK PANEL
This panel includes Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, Step Forward, Play, Pause, Stop and Copy.
Fast Forward and Fast Reverse will playback video at 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, and 32X speeds.
• FORWARD AND REVERSE ICONS
Left-click and hold the mouse over the forward or reverse icons
to display a pop-up menu to change the speed. Options include
X2, X4, X8, X16, X32 and X64.
9.2.5 STATUS PANEL
• CAMERA STATUS
Motion indicators for cameras 1-16 (this DVR supports the first 8)
- GREEN indicates normal status
- RED indicates motion
Click on any of these icons to select the corresponding camera to be displayed in the focus window
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• ALARM IN STATUS
Status indicators for Alarm Inputs 1-16 (this DVR supports the first 4)
- GREEN indicates normal status
- RED indicates alarm detection
• ALARM OUT
Status indicators for Alarm Outputs 1-8 (this DVR supports the first 2)
- GREEN indicates normal state
- RED indicates triggered state) for the selected DVR.
As an Administrator, click on any of these icons to control the corresponding Alarm Output.
9.2.6 SEARCH PANEL AND COPY FEATURE
9.2.6. 1 SEARCH BY TIME
To playback video starting at a specific time, select the desired time (Year, Month, Date, Hour, Minute
and Second) and recorded event type (Alarm, Motion, Video Loss, and Normal) for playback. Click
on the Play button to begin the playback of all recorded video beginning at that time. Audio will only be played back if in a single window view of a camera that has an associated audio input. Use the
Playback Panel icons to control the video. To exit playback, select the LIVE icon at the bottom of
the screen.
9.2.6.2 SEARCH BY EVENT
Use the Search by Event feature to search all recorded event types stored on the DVR’s hard drive.
Click on the Search by Event icon to display the Search by Event dialog box and the event log.
Select the Device (DVR) to search. Select the Event Type (Alarm, Motion, Video Loss or System)
and Source ID (camera) to search the event logs. Click on Refresh to update the event log and
use the Up and Down buttons to scroll to additional events. Click on the desired events to highlight
and select them for Playback or to Archive the files to the local PC. Use the Playback Panel icons to
control the video. To exit playback, select the LIVE icon at the bottom of the screen.
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The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
•DEVICE Select the appropriate DVR to search
•EVENT TYPE
Select the event type(s) to search. System events include Login/Logout, e-mail errors, hard
drive failures, etc.
•SOURCE ID
Select the camera ID number(s) to search
•PRINT
Print the event log to a printer
•PRINT TO FILE
Export the event log to a “.txt” file
•REFRESH
Refresh the event log after making changes to the search parameters
•UP
Scroll the event log results up
•DOWN
Scroll the event log results down
•ARCHIVE
Archive the selected event(s) to the local PC
•PLAY
Play the selected event(s)
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9.2.6.3 SEARCH BY PC VIDEO
Search the local PC for stored video files. Once the files have been selected, click on Open.
Use the Playback Panel icons to control the video. To exit playback, select the LIVE icon at the
bottom of the screen.
9.2.6.4 COPY FUNCTION
Use the Copy function to record live video from the DVR onto the local PC. The performance of
this feature is based on bandwidth capacity of the network and the number and size of the files
being copied.
Camera options will populate the Copy menu based on what is being viewed in the split window view.
Therefore if only one camera is being viewed, only that camera will be displayed in the Copy menu as an
option to record.
To enable the Copy feature, first choose a directory to store the video. Next, depending on the
split-window view, check each camera to be recorded to the local PC and select Apply. Live video
for the selected camera(s) will begin to copy to the chosen directory on the local PC.
To stop the Copy feature, uncheck the appropriate cameras and select the Apply button.
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9.2.7 PTZ CONTROL PANEL
If the camera in the focus window is a Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera, use the buttons on the user interface to operate
basic PTZ features.
For more control, display the PTZ Control
Panel by clicking on the PTZ Panel icon.
Move the panel by clicking and dragging
the panel to the desired location.
To hide the menu, click on the PTZ Panel
icon again.
9.2.8 DEVICE CONFIG
The Internet Explorer user interface has the ability to connect to multiple DVRs. DVRs must first be added to
the Device List.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
•ADD
Add DVRs to the Device List
•MODIFY
Modify the settings of DVRs in the Device List. See Section 9.2.8.1.
•REMOVE
Remove DVRs from the Device List
•PROPERTIES
Adjust the Properties of DVRs in the Device List. See Section 9.3.
•REBOOT
Reboot a DVR in the Device List.
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9.2.8.1 MODIFY
DVRs in the Device List may be modified using this menu. The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
•NAME Enter a meaningful name for the DVR
•ADDRESS
Enter the IP address or URL domain name for the DVR.
•CONTROL PORT
Set the control port for the (DVR) device. The default value is 67 and is auto-populated in menu.
•DATA PORT
Set the data port for the (DVR) device. The default value is 68 and is auto-populated in menu.
•VIDEO STREAM
Set the Video Stream to Record to view live video at the same rate as the recording (main) stream.
Or set the Video Stream to Extra (for “extra” network stream) for Dual Streaming. Dual Streaming
is helpful when viewing a remote DVR over a slow network connection. This allows the DVR to continue to record as the set rate but reduces the resolution to speed the video delivery to remote devices. See Section 9.4 for Dual Streaming.
•USER NAME
Enter the login user name for the DVR. The login name must match a name already set in the DVR.
• PASSWORD
Enter the corresponding password for the login user name. The password must match the
password for the chosen login name already set in the DVR.
•AUTO CONNECTION
If this option is enabled, the Internet Explorer user interface will automatically connect to the
corresponding DVR to display status messages on the PC screen even if the particular DVR is
not being viewed.
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9.2.9 SOFTWARE UPGRADE
On occasion it may be necessary to update the DVR’s software to take advantage of new features
· Use the Software Upgrade icon
to open the Software Upgrade dialog box. The current software version of
the connected DVR(s) will be displayed in the Upgrade Status field.
· To upgrade a DVR, select the DVR and corresponding upgrade file and then click the Start button to begin
the software upgrade process. The Upgrade status will be updated according to progress.
· The upgrade process may take several minutes and will require the DVR to reboot to complete the process
· The software upgrade can be done over the internet or from a local network connection. The update may
take more than 10 minutes if done over the internet depending on the network speed.
! Note: If updating from a software version below 7.75.53, the following steps must be performed before accessing the DVR from IE.
IE Plugin Interface Upgrade
The IE Plugin interface MUST be updated to ensure it can access the latest DVR software features.
1. Update the DVR software following the instructions listed above.
2. Download the Remove_WPS_IE_Plugin file from the SnapAV website. This file is also located in the
software update zip file.
3. Reboot each computer that will be used to access or configure the updated DVR.
4. When the computer restarts, Do Not Open IE. Run the Remove_WPS_IE_Plugin file.
5. Open IE and access the updated Wirepath DVR. Perform Step 2, 3and 4 for all computers that
will be used to access the DVR.
6. IE may initially block installation of the DVR Plugin. If so, review the prompt and allow the Plugin to
be installed.
7. If prompted, allow installation of the C++ Distributable Package and IEPlugin.cab packages.
8. When Plugin installation is complete, log in to and configure the DVR as usual.
9.3 PC CONFIGURATION OF DEVICE PROPERTIES
Once initially setup, most options of the DVR can be configured remotely. The following sections highlight
the options found in the menus. They have been purposely designed to be similar to the setup menus when using the OSD menu from the VGA or BNC output of the DVR. Once changes have been made they must
be uploaded to the DVR.
•To save the settings, click on the Upload button.
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when asked to continue
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9.3.1 SYSTEM
The System Setup allows the administrator to set the system time, time zone, time synchronization,
language, etc.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• TIME ZONE
Select the appropriate time zone. The default setting is Eastern Standard Time.
• DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Enable or disable DST by checking this box.
• SYSTEM TIME
- Synchronization
Enable or disable time synchronization with a TSP Server. The default setting is disabled.
- TSP Server
If Time Synchronization is enabled, select a Time Synchronization Protocol (TSP) server. The DVR
will synchronize with the specified TSP server. - Date
System date
- Time
System time
- Display Format
Select the format used to display the system time in the camera windows
• LANGUAGE
System language
Note: If the selected language is changed, reboot the system for the newly selected language to
take effect.
• PROTECTION KEY
The Protection Key is used for secure remote access of the system.
Note: The Protection Key will be used by some software for authentication when a remote computer
wants to connect with the system through the Ethernet interface, either LAN or internet. The same
protection key must be entered to install the remote software if it is to be used to access the DVR.
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9.3.2 PASSWORD
The Password Setup allows the administrator to add new users, delete existing users, and/or modify the
user names, password, and levels of access
The DVR allows up to 18 user accounts. There are three default user levels in the system:
•OPERATOR
The lowest level, an Operator can only view live video and audio.
•SUPERVISOR
In addition to live video viewing, a Supervisor can review playback video and audio and has permission
to archive files.
•ADMINISTRATOR
The highest level is Administrator and has access to all options.
• USERNAME
In addition to the three default levels, an administrator can also set Customized levels of access for each
user as described in the following paragraphs.
The factory preset Administrator level login
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
WARNING – The following 2 features could allow unwarranted access to the DVR. Caution is strongly advised
when enabling these features.
Important Note: The following 2 features were added in software v7.77.53 and were listed as Guest Level in
previous versions. When the DVR is updated, the setting previously set in Guest Level will show as Remote Guest
Level. Verify that it is set to the desired level.
• Local Guest Level
Allows or restricts access to the DVR by Guests accessing the DVR through Local interfaces (DVR GUI via front
panel buttons, IR remote control or home automation Ethernet control) without a dedicated Login. The option
selected determines the level of access a Guest will have.
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“-“ (Default) - No Guest Access Allowed (Does not prevent access by User with login credentials)
Administrator - Provides full access to the DVR allowing for viewing of all cameras and modification to all
settings. Use this setting with caution.
Supervisor - Provides access to view and control all cameras, Search, Archive and modify basic settings.
Operator - Provides access to view and control all cameras. No access to Search or settings is provided.
UserName - Provides customized access to the features defined in the Advanced Settings for a particular user.
See Adv: below for more information.
Note: If an RS-232 or IP control system is being used, the Default setting allows the system to control the DVR, but
prevents Guest access to DVR features. With this setting users would be required to enter a Login and Password
to view cameras, change settings, etc..
• Remote Guest Level
Allows or restricts access to the DVR by Guests accessing the DVR from the Internet Explorer plugin interface
without a dedicated Login. The option selected determines the level of access a Remote Guest will have.
“-“ (Default) - No Guest Access Allowed (Does not prevent access by User with login credentials)
Administrator - Provides full access to the DVR allowing for viewing of all cameras and modification to all
settings. Use this setting with caution.
Supervisor - Provides access to view and control all cameras, Search, Archive and modify basic settings.
Operator - Provides access to view and control all cameras. No access to Search or settings is provided.
UserName - Provides access to the features as defined in the Advanced Settings for a particular user. See Adv:
be­low for more information. Note: It is recommended that Remote Guest Level be set to the the
default “-“ to prevent unwanted access to the DVR from outside sources.
• AUTO LOGOUT
If there is no user operation in the time selected from 1 minute to 24 hours, the user will automatically
be logged out.
• LOGIN NAME
Enter a unique name for each user.
• PASSWORD AND CONFIRM PASSWORD
Enter a unique password (numbers only) for each user.
•LEVEL
Select the appropriate access level (Administrator, Supervisor, Operator, or Customized) for each user.
• DEFAULT LOGIN
Check the Default Login box so the corresponding user’s login name and password will be the default credentials populated in the Login/Logout dialog box so the user doesn’t have to enter text to login
the system. Default Login will be noted with a “V” in the Default Login column.
WARNING – This feature could allow unwarranted access to the DVR. Caution is strongly advised when enabling this feature. Setting a default login means that the user name and password will automatically populate the Login/Logout box. This could leave the system vulnerable to unauthorized use. It is
recommended to deselect a default login so users are required to provide credentials to access the DVR.
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• ADV.
For Customized access per user setup the Advanced User Setup. Within the menu, options are categorized into groups (Monitor, Search, Setup and Others):
- Monitor Channel 1-8
Select Channels (cameras) the user can monitor.
- X2
Allow the user to Zoom live and playback video.
- PTZ
Allow the user to access PTZ features if supported by the camera.
- Volume
Allow the user to change volume.
- Video Adjustment
Allow the user to adjust the video
- VGA Display
Allow the user to change VGA settings.
- Playback
Allow the user to view playback video and audio.
- Backup
Allow the user to backup video and audio.
- Configuration Backup/Restore
Allow the user to backup or restore the DVR configuration. - Setup Camera
Allow the user access to Camera Setup.
- Setup Alarm
Allow the user access to Alarm Setup. - Setup SEQ Display
Allow the user access to Sequence Display setup.
- Setup Scheduled Record
Allow the user access to Scheduled Record setup.
- Setup HDD
Allow the user access to hard drive setup.
- Setup Password
Allow the user access to Password Setup.
- Setup System
Allow the user access to System Setup.
- Setup RS-232/422/485
Allow the user access to RS485 setup.
- Setup Network
Allow the user access to Network Setup.
- Setup Factory Defaults
Allow the user to restore factory defaults to all setup related configurations. - Software Upgrade
Allow the user to upgrade the DVR software.
- Shutdown
Allow the user to shutdown the DVR.
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9.3.3 NETWORK
The Network Setup allows the administrator to setup all Ethernet network related parameters. Consultation with
the network administrator may be required to set these parameters correctly.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• Net Type
Select the type of network connection of the DVR to the network (DHCP, Static IP or PPPoE). DHCP is enabled
by default but a Static IP is recommended.
• IP Address
Enter an Ethernet IP address for the DVR. This address should be static and not conflict with any other IP address
on the LAN.
• Net Mask
Enter the Net Mask for the IP address.
• Gateway
Enter the Gateway IP address for the system.
• DNS
If using DNS, enter the Domain Name Server address for the system. (Same address as Default Gateway)
• Username
If PPPoE is used, enter the username for the system.
• Password
If PPPoE is used, enter the password for the system.
• DDNS Type
Starting with Version 7.75.53 a new selection will appear for WirepathDNS. It is strongly recommended that this
option is used to simplify configuration.
Using the WirepathDNS is easy. Select WirepathDNS from the list and enter the client name or other unique
string in the URL. When exiting the Network menu, confirm the changes. A DDNS service is setup automatically. See IE Interface Setup in Appendix E – WirepathDNS Setup for details on using WirepathDNS.
• URL
Enter the DDNS URL if DDNS is used. – Enter Client Name or System Name to identify the DVR.
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• DDNS Username
Enter the DDNS username if DDNS is used. – Not used unless an existing DDNS other than WirepathDNS service is
configured.
• DDNS Password
Enter the DDNS password if DDNS is used. – Not used unless an existing DDNS other than WirepathDNS service is
configured.
• WAP Picture Quality
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a simple standard for remote devices (such as Smartphones) to
access the DVR. See Section 9.6 for more information on WAP.
• Video Stream
Video Stream (Dual Streaming) allows the user to choose the resolution and speed the video is delivered to
the remote device (see Section 9.4). This is especially helpful for remote devices on slower networks. Reducing
resolution sent to these devices will speed up the delivery of the video. To enable Dual Streaming, select one of
the four levels of QCIF (Fair is the lowest quality while Superfine is the highest quality). If Dual Streaming is used,
the total system recording rate will be reduced. The default value is Record, which means that Dual Streaming is
not enabled and the output of the DVR to remote devices will match the Best Rec Resolution set in Pre Camera
(See Section 9.3.4).
Note: To use Dual Streaming in Internet Explorer, the user must select Extra Video Stream option in the Modify
menu of the Device List of the remote PC (See Section 9.4).
- QCIF Fair – Lowest QCIF Resolution - QCIF Normal – Medium QCIF Resolution
- QCIF Fine – High QCIF Resolution
- QCIF Super Fine – Best QCIF Resolution
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9.3.4 PRE CAMERA
Pre-Camera setup allows the administrator to define fundamental attributes for connected cameras.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• BEST REC RESOLUTION
Select the record resolution for all the cameras connected to the system. This is a global setting.
Select D1 for the highest resolution (720x480), Half D1 for medium resolution (720x240), or CIF for lower
resolution (360x240).
Note: While higher resolution offers more detail, it does require more hard drive storage space and higher network bandwidth capacity for streaming.
• WATERMARK
An invisible, digitally embedded security feature to protect against tampering of recorded content.
If a downloaded .h264 clip has been altered, the PC-based playback software will alert the user with
a message upon playback. The default setting is enabled.
• MAX ID
Select the maximum number of cameras connected to the DVR.
• COMPRESSION
This DVR uses the latest compression format (.h264) for the most efficient use of storage space and
streaming flexibility. The Compression setting allows the administrator to further compress streaming
video to account for slow or bandwidth-limited networks. Choose Normal for normal compression or
select High to enable the second stream of the Dual Streaming (See Section 9.4). The High setting will reduce the resolution of the second stream to one of the four QCIF levels as set in the Video Stream setting
in the Network tab (Section 9.3.3). • INSTALLED
Enable or disable cameras in the system. The default setting is enabled.
• PTZ ID
Enter the Pan/Tilt/Zoom ID of corresponding camera if it’s a PTZ camera. The PTZ ID should be unique
and must be consistent with the setting in the PTZ-capable camera. Please refer to the manual for the camera regarding the proper PTZ ID setting.
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9.3.5 CAMERA
The Camera setup allows the administrator to define additional attributes for each camera
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• TITLE
Name each camera with a unique identifying name up to eight characters maximum.
• MOTION DETECTION
Enable or disable motion detection for the selected camera. Default setting enables this feature.
Note: This has no effect on Smart Search functions.
• COVERT
If a camera’s covert function is enabled, the video of this camera can only be seen if the user has logged in as an Administrator. The default setting is disabled.
• CALL BY EVENT
If the following events occur for this camera, the main display (VGA or BNC) will switch to the video of this camera for a specified period of time (dwell). Options are: Off, Motion, Alarm, Both (Motion & Alarm). • DWELL TIME
Used in conjunction with Call By Event, Dwell Time specifies how long the main display will show the
camera on the screen. The Dwell Time can be set from 3 to 60 seconds
• AUDIO
Select the corresponding AUDIO IN input for the camera. The audio for the selected AUDIO IN input will
be recorded along with the video for this camera. Selections include N/A or AUDIO Inputs 1 or 2. The
AUDIO INPUTS can only be assigned to one camera each. The default setting is “N/A”.
Note: The audio will only be heard when in full window view of the corresponding camera and the
Audio Out button is enabled.
• RECORD QUALITY
Select the Record Quality for each camera. Values range from 1-9, with 1 the lowest quality and 9 the
highest quality.
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• EVENT RECORD FPS
Set the Frames Per Second Record rate for each camera when events such as motion or alarm inputs
trigger the camera to record. Settings for Post Record time determines how long the DVR will record
after the event triggers recording. Please refer to Section 9.3.6 and Section 9.3.8 for Post-record time.
Select a value from 0 (off) - 30.
Note: The total Event Record FPS should not exceed the system recording capacity of 240 FPS at CIF
resolution, 120 FPS at Half-D1 resolution or 60 FPS at Full-D1 resolution as set in Pre-Camera setup in
Section 9.3.4. Check the system’s total Event Record FPS by adding each camera connected to the
system’s individual FPS.. The DVR will automatically lower the actual record rate if set beyond the
system’s capabilities once the total maximum FPS is reached.
Recommendation: The higher the FPS setting for a camera, the more fluid the motion on playback. A slower FPS setting could result in “choppy” video during playback, As a reference, live video equals
30 FPS. In surveillance, 15 FPS is recognized as very good quality video while 7 FPS is typically sufficient
for most cases.
• PRE-RECORD FPS
The Frames Per Second Rre-Record rate for each camera when events such as motion, video loss or alarm inputs trigger the camera to record. For this DVR, the Pre-Record FPS is always the same as Event Record FPS. Settings for Pre-Record determine how much time the DVR will record before the event triggers
recording. Please refer to Section 9.37, Section 9.3.6, and Section 9.3.8 for Pre-record time.
• NORMAL RECORD FPS
Unless disabled in the schedule (see Section 9.3.10), or this setting is set to 0 the DVR is always recording.
If there is no event triggering the DVR to record (such as motion or alarm inputs), the recording is referred
to as Normal Record. Set the FPS for each camera to be recorded at from a minimum of 0 (off) to a
maximum equal to the Event Record setting.
9.3.6 MOTION
Motion Setup allows the administrator to define how the system responds when motion is detected for
the camera. Use the OSD from the VGA or BNC main monitor outputs to define the motion detection area
(See Section 6.2.2)
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The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• CAMERA
Select the camera to define motion triggered events.
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once
motion is detected for this camera. The buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once motion
is no longer detected.
• CAMERA TO GO
The Camera to Go setting will specify which PTZ camera will go to a predefined preset when motion is
detected for this camera. This feature is used in a system that includes PTZ cameras since the Camera
to Go must be a PTZ camera.
• GOTO PRESET
This feature works in conjunction with the Camera to go setting above and defines the preset position the Camera to Go PTZ camera will go to when motion is detected for this camera. For more details about
preset positions for PTZ cameras, please refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record before motion is detected. The Pre Record FPS set in Section 9.3.5 determines the frame rate of this recording.
Note: Actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• POST-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record after motion is detected. The Post Record FPS set in Section
9.3.5 determines the frame rate of this recording.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when motion for this camera is detected. Select N/A for
none or either of the Alarm Outputs (1 for NC or 2 for NO).
• BUZZER
By default the internal buzzer is disabled to sound when motion for this camera is detected.
• LOG
By default, the DVR will log to the Event Log when motion is detected.
• E-MAIL Send an email message to predefined email address in the event motion detected for this camera. See Section 9.3.11 for more information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded motion detection event for this camera to an FTP server. • SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a motion detection message in the System Status Bar (visible from the VGA
or BNC main monitor output only) when motion is detected for this camera.
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9.3.7 VIDEO LOSS
Video Loss Setup allows the administrator to define how the system responds when video signal is lost
for the camera.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• CAMERA
Select the camera to define video loss triggered events.
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once
video loss is detected for this camera. The Buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once
video signal is restored.
• CAMERA TO GO
The Camera to Go setting will specify which PTZ camera will go to a predefined preset when video loss is
detected for this camera. This feature is used in a system that includes PTZ cameras since the Camera
to Go must be a PTZ camera.
• GOTO PRESET
This feature works in conjunction with the Camera to Go setting above and defines the preset position
the “Camera to Go” PTZ camera will go to when video signal is lost for this camera. For more details
about preset positions for PTZ cameras, refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record before video loss is detected. The Pre Record FPS set in
Section 9.3.5 determines the frame rate of this recording.
Note: Actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when video loss for this camera is detected. Select N/A
for none or either of the Alarm Outputs (1 for NC or 2 for NO).
• BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when video loss for the camera is detected.
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• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when video loss is detected to the Event Log.
• E-MAIL
This DVR can send an email message to a predefined email address in the event video loss is detected for
this camera. The default setting is disabled. See Section Section 9.3.11 for more information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded video loss event for this camera to a FTP server. The default setting
is disabled.
• SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a video loss message in the System Status Bar (visible from the VGA
or BNC main monitor output only) when video loss is detected for this camera.
9.3.8 ALARM
The Alarm Setup allows the administrator to define the attributes for each alarm input and the actions if it
is triggered. Up to four alarm inputs such as motion detectors or door contacts that can be connected
to the DVR.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• NORMAL STATE
Select N/A, Close or Open. The type of sensor connected to the DVR will determine the setting.
For example, motion detectors typically are normally open while door contacts are normally closed.
Select N/A (Not Available) if the input is not used and the following items will not be adjustable. The
default setting is Open.
• FOCUS CAMERA
The camera associated with the alarm input.
• DURATION
Set the length of time the buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Out relay will remain triggered once
the alarm input is triggered. The buzzer and Alarm Out relay will reset immediately once motion is no
longer detected. If ‘-‘ for indefinite is selected, the Alarm Reset button on the remote control will have
to be pushed to reset the alarm.
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• GOTO PRESET
Define the preset PTZ position the Focus Camera will go to if the alarm input is triggered (the focus
camera must be a PTZ camera for this feature). For more details about preset positions for PTZ
cameras, refer to Section 7.
• PRE-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record before the alarm input is triggered. The Pre Record FPS set
in Section 9.3.5 determines the frame rate of this recording
Note: Actual pre-record time may be shorter than the value set if the total size of the pre-record video
exceeds the pre-record video buffer.
• POST-RECORD
Define how much time the DVR will record after the alarm input is triggered. The Post Record FPS set in
Section 9.3.5 determines the frame rate of this recording.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when the alarm input is triggered. • BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when the alarm input is triggered.
• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when the alarm input is triggered to the event Log.
• SCREEN MESSAGE
By default, the DVR will display a message in the System Status Bar (visible from the VGA or BNC main
monitor output) when the alarm input is triggered.
• E-MAIL
Send an email message to a predefined email address in the event the alarm input is triggered. The
default setting is disabled. See Section 9.3.11 for more information on e-mail.
• FTP
This DVR can send the recorded video from the associated camera when an alarm input is triggered.
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9.3.9 SEQ DISPLAY
The SEQ Display Setup allows the administrator to define the displayed pages when in SEQ Display mode. Options include three display types:
•1-Window
•4-Window
•7-Window
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• DEVICE TYPE
This DVR only support Main Monitor
• WINDOW TYPE
Select 1-W for one camera per page, 4-W for four cameras per page or 7-W for seven cameras per page.
• DWELL TIME
Set the dwell time (how long this page will be displayed before transitioning to the next page) from
3 to 60 seconds.
• TOTAL PAGES
Set total pages for this SEQ Display Type.
• PAGE NO
Select the page to be modified.
• CAMERA
Highlight the grid within the displayed page and select the camera number to appear in this grid.
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9.3.10 SCHEDULE
The Scheduled Record Setup allows the administrator to define when and how video (and audio) will be
recorded. This feature may be useful to increase hard drive storage space by defining what types of events
are recorded on specific days of the week. For example if Normal Recording (recall that the DVR is capable
of always recording video even without event triggers such as motion or alarm) is not necessary, this feature
can be disabled on a daily basis. To further define when and how the DVR records, up to 16 time segments
(Conditional 1 – Conditional 16) are available for each day of the week.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• START
Set the start time of this time segment (conditional) in increments of 30 minutes in military time format.
The end time of this conditional is implicitly set as the start time of next conditional. Example: If the following start times are set:
• Conditional 1 = MON at 9:00
• Conditional 2 = MON at 18:00
• Conditional 3 - Conditional 16 = MON as N/A (Not Available)
--- then -- • Conditional 1 = MON 9:00-18:00
• Conditional 2 = MON 0:00-9:00 and 18:00-24:00
• ALARM
Define if Alarm events are recorded. Options include V for Video only, AV for Audio and Video, NO for
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• NORMAL
Define if normal video and audio (non-event based video and audio) is recorded. Options include V
for Video only, AV for Audio and Video, NO for No Recording, and OFF for recording but no event
notification. Note: If both Alarm and Motion are set to OFF, then all video and audio recordings will be considered
“normal recording” unless there is Video Loss for a particular camera.
• BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when video loss for the camera is detected.
9.3.11 E-MAIL
When an event occurs and e-mail is enabled as a corresponding action, an e-mail will be sent based on
the parameters set in this menu. Consultation with the e-mail service provider may be required to set these
parameters correctly.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• SMTP SERVER
Enter the SMTP mail server name.
• SMTP PORT
Enter the SMTP port for e-mail transmission. The default value is 25.
• AUTHENTICATION
Check/uncheck this item depending on whether the SMTP mail server requires authentication.
• USERNAME
Enter the username to the e-mail service.
• PASSWORD
Enter the password to the e-mail service.
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• MAIL FROM
Enter the e-mail address of the associated e-mail account.
Note: This setting is specific and must match e-mail client settings used to access an e-mail account or the e-mail feature will not be operable. Do not enter generic text in this field.
• MAIL TO #1-5
The DVR can send e-mails originated from triggered events to up to five different e-mail addresses. Enter the appropriate e-mail addresses in these fields. • ATTACHMENT
This feature offers the ability to attach a picture from the corresponding camera to the e-mail being
sent. Optional picture sizes for the attachment can be set to Original to match the recorded resolution
or setto QCIF (Quarter CIF is 176 x 144 pixels) to reduce the size of the attachment. Select N/A to disable
attachments.
Note: If the DVR’s resolution is set to Half D1, picture attachments in the e-mail will appear “squished”
since the DVR reduces the horizontal lines of resolution by half (therefore reducing storage space and bandwidth requirements). This only effects e-mails and not noticeable in .h264 live or recorded
playback video.
9.3.12 RS485
The RS-232/422/485 Setup allows the administrator to setup the RS-485 control port. Please refer to the
manuals for the connected devices such as PTZ cameras to properly set the items in RS-232/422/485 Setup.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• DEVICE TYPE
When connecting to PTZ devices, select the appropriate device type. Options are PTZ, Keyboard, PTZ+Keyboard or N/A (Not Available).
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• MODEL
PTZ model (for PTZ and PTZ+Keyboard) refers to the type of the connected devices. The PTZ models
supported include Pelco D Protocol Dome, Samsung SCC-641P, Kalatel Cyber Dome, PIH-series, Dynacolor,
Bosch AutoDome, Video Trek, etc. The Keyboard models supported include Terminal (EX. VT-100)
and Control Protocol. Note that if the PTZ+Keyboard is selected for Device Type, the Keyboard model is always Control
Protocol, and the other settings (Baud Rate, Data Bit, Stop Bit, and Parity) are the same as the PTZ Model
selected. In addition, be sure that the Keyboard Control Protocol and the PTZ Protocol won’t conflict with each other.
• BAUD RATE
Set the appropriate baud rate to match the devices. The baud rate must be the same for all devices on the RS485 network.
• DATA BIT
Set the appropriate Data Bit.
• STOP BIT
Set the appropriate Stop Bit.
• PARITY
Set the parity to Odd, Even, or None.
• DVR/CAMERA ID Set the PTZ ID for the DVR. It must not conflict with other devices connected to the RS485 network.
9.3.13 FTP
FTP Setup allows the administrator to set FTP-related parameters. When an event occurs and FTP is enabled for
the action, the recorded video and audio for that event will be sent to the FTP server based on the parameters
set in this menu.
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The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• SERVER URL
Enter the FTP server web/IP address.
• FTP PORT
Enter the FTP port number. The default value is 21.
• USERNAME
Enter the username for the FTP server.
• PASSWORD
Enter the password for the FTP server.
• PREFIX OF FILENAME
Enter the prefix of the filenames for files sent to the FTP server. If this box is left empty, the filenames will
start with “cam” If a prefix such as “Prefix” is entered, the filenames will be “Prefix-cam” For another example, if the prefix is “DVR01”, then the filenames will begin with “DVR01-cam.”
9.3.14 HDD
Alarm-triggered video and audio is typically more important than non-even normal video and audio recording
in surveillance applications. The DVR is designed to allow the hard drive to be partitioned into an alarm partition
and a normal partition. Partitions can only be set from the VGA or BNC main display (See Section 6.6). Alarm
video and audio will be recorded in alarm partition and normal video and audio will be recorded in the normal
partition.
HDD Setup in Internet Explorer allows the administrator to define the behavior for Alarm Record and Normal
Record partitions if the hard drive becomes full.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• HDD FULL ACTION
Based on the hard drive status, the DVR can sound the buzzer, log the event and email an alert when the hard drives reaches its maximum capacity.
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• DURATION
Set the duration that the Alarm Out relay and the buzzer will remain triggered when the corresponding
partition is full. Set the time from 3 seconds to 60 minutes or ‘-‘ indefinitely until the Alarm Reset button
on the remote control is pressed.
• ALARM OUT
Define which Alarm Output will be triggered when the corresponding partition is full. • BUZZER
By default, the internal buzzer is enabled to sound when the corresponding hard drive partition is full.
• LOG
By default, the DVR will log when the corresponding hard drive partition is full to the event Log
• E-MAIL
Send an e-mail message to a predefined email address when the corresponding hard drive partition is full.
9.4 DUAL STREAMING
This DVR offers two simultaneous video (and audio) streams to allow the DVR to record at a higher resolution
while streaming the video to remote devices at a lower resolution. Dual Streaming can be set two ways.
The first option is to set Compression (found in the Pre-Camera tab) to High. The second option is to set Video
Stream (found in the Network tab) to one of the four QCIF levels.
Recommendation:Set Compression to Normal and use the Video Stream in the Network tab to enable
Dual Streaming.
Internet Explorer allows the user to choose which stream is being viewed, Record or Extra. Use the Modify menu
of Device Config to change the video stream being displayed in Internet Explorer. The setting should be based
on the bandwidth capability of the network.
To access this menu,
select Device Config
icon from Internet Explorer.
1. Select the DVR to control and click on Modify.
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2. Adjust the Video Stream accordingly.
• RECORD
If Record is selected, the PC will match the Best REC Resolution setting found in Pre-Camera tab.
The Record setting (with Compression set to Normal, see Section 9.3.4) delivers the best video performance but requires the network to offer the necessary bandwidth capacity. See Section 9.3.4 for more information on the Record setting.
• EXTRA
If Extra is selected, the PC will use the extra network stream (Dual Stream) to reduce bandwidth
consumption and speed video delivery to the remote PC. In the Network tab select one of the four
QCIF options listed in Video Stream. See 9.3.3 for more information on the Video Stream setting.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS:
Recommended Settings for typical networks
Fiber /Cable
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DSL / 3G
Smartphone
Record Setting
D1
D1
CIF
Compression
Normal
Normal
Normal
Record Quality
9
5
1
Video Stream
Record
QCIF Superfine
QCIF Fair
Notes
For the best quality
video recording to the
DVR and streaming to
remote devices on a
high speed network
For high quality video
recording to the DVR
and smooth motion
steaming to medium
speed networks
For the most efficient
use of hard drive space
and steaming to devices
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9.5 MOTION DETECTION / PRIVACY MASK
Note: This feature is only available on DVRs with software versions 7.77.53 or higher. Update the DVR to the latest
version available on the SnapAV Website to use this feature.
See Section 5.6 SOFTWARE UPGRADE for information
on performing a software upgrade.
9.5.1 MOTION DETECTION
Motion detection allows the administrator level users to define how the system responds when motion is detected for the camera.
1.Select the Motion Detection / Privacy Mask tab.
2.Select the desired camera from the Camera dropdown list.
3.Select Motion from the Type dropdown list.
4.When opened, the area will show Yellow patterns over the camera image (Yellow indicates the areas the DVR
will detect for motion). Click and Hold the left mouse button and drag over the area(s) where motion detection
is not desired.
Tip: Select the entire visible area of the camera to remove motion detection from the camera. After doing so,
select the area in which motion detection is desired.
5.Adjust Sensitivity and Number of grids (number of boxes in the picture that must see motion before triggering) to
achieve the desired results. Adjust Sensitivity and Number of grids for all lighting conditions during setup for the
best results.
6.Select Upload to save the settings.
7.Repeat for all cameras connected to the DVR.
Tips for motion detection setup:
DVRs recognize the change in light to detect motion (this is different than the typical PIR security motion detector that uses multiple beams of infrared light). It is critical to understand possible changes in the scene to reduce
false motion detection. Generally it is easier to control the lighting and the scene in indoor environments for accurate motion detection.
However, in exterior locations environmental factors such as shadows due to changes in weather or the position
of the sun, leaves blowing in the wind and even animals can falsely trigger motion detection. For highly sensitive
environments it may be better to use a 3rd party PIR motion detector connected to the alarm inputs on the DVR.
We recommend the use of higher quality cameras (such as our 500 and 700 series) that do not induce noise into
the picture in low light conditions that could false trigger the DVR.
9.5.2 Privacy Mask
Privacy Mask allows the administrator level users to define areas of the camera to not be shown in the camera
image. There areas will be hidden with black boxes/grids
1.Select the Motion Detection / Privacy Mask tab.
2.Select the desired camera from the Camera dropdown list.
3.Select Privacy Mask from the Type dropdown list.
4.When opened, the area will show the camera image. Click and Hold the left mouse button and drag over the
area where privacy is desired. (Yellow indicates the selected Privacy area)
5.Select Upload to save the settings.
6.Repeat for all cameras connected to the DVR.
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9.6 IPHONE REMOTE CONTROL
The following section describes the steps to add the WPS-DVR application to an iPhone, iPod or iPad and how
to operate the application.
1. INSTALL THE APPLICATION
1. Access the iTunes App Store using
iTunes or your Apple Device and search
for WPS-DVR.
2. Install and run WPS-DVR on your
Apple Device.
2. ADD THE DVR IN THE DEVICE LIST
1. Select the Add button to add the
DVR to the Device List.
2. Enter a name for the DVR in Device Name.
3. Enter the DVR’s IP address or DDNS name
in Address.
• If connecting on a local network,
enter the IP address (Ex: 192.168.0.101).
• If using DDNS, enter the registered domain
name (such as smithdvr.dyndns.com).
Note: Do not precede the address with
“http://” or add a port number to the
end of the address.
4. Enter the Control Port and Data Port numbers
that match the settings of the DVR and the
router that the DVR is connected to. By default,
these numbers are 67 and 68 respectively.
5. Enter the User Name and Password for the
DVR. By default, these settings are user and
1234 respectively.
6. If enabled, Auto Connect will establish a
connection with the DVR as soon as the
application is opened.
7. Select the OK button once settings are complete.
Recommendation: Enter two devices per DVR to the
Device List. One could be named “Local” and the
second “Remote.” When the user is connected
to the same local network as the DVR and selects
“Local,” the user will experience faster network speed. When connected to a remote network, the user should
select “Remote” to still have access to the DVR.
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9.6.1 REMOTE DISPLAY AND OPERATION
After launching WPS-DVR, select the DVR in the Device list to connect. The application will open to a 4
window split screen by default. Use the CH button or double-tap a quadrant in the split screen to view
a single camera full screen. Once in full-screen view, a “swipe” feature enables the ability to
sequentially scroll through all of the cameras. This feature is also available in landscape mode.
• DISPLAY OPERATION
BACK - Exits the Main Display and returns
to the Device List
DVR SELECTION - Select and connect to
other DVRs in the Device List
CH - Displays a virtual numeric keypad
for 16 cameras. Select any camera to
switch to the full-window display for that
camera.
GRID - Select 1, 4, 9 or 16 split-window
view of the DVR. The 4 split-window view
offers views in groups of four.
AUDIO - Enable/mute the audio
output from the DVR. This option is
only available when in full window
view of the camera that has audio
associated with it in the DVR setup.
SNAPSHOT - Snapshot of the screen is sent
to the Photo Library of the iPhone.
PTZ FUNCTION - Select the full window
view of a camera that offers PTZ function.
This option is only available if the DVR
is setup to enable PTZ for the
associated camera.
• PTZ OPERATION
ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT
GOTO preset position, Start Auto
Pan, Start SEQ
Focus Adjust, Iris Open/Close
PAN/TILT
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Touch the corresponding portion
of the camera window to Pan or
Tilt the camera Up, Down, Left or
Right
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• SEARCH OPERATION
Search By Time - Select month-day-yearhour-minute of the video to be viewed
and press to begin playback.
Search By Event – A chronological list of
events will be displayed beginning with
the most recent event first. Use the FWD
and RWD icons to scroll to more pages
of this list. This search can be further
refined by ALARM, MOTION, VIDEO
LOSS and SYSTEM LOG events shown by
these four icons. Events of these types
can be hidden from view by toggling
the associated icon and selecting the
REFRESH button.
Alarm In/Out – This page displays the
status of each alarm input for the
connected DVR. Green indicates normal
conditions and Red indicates an alarm
condition. This page also offers control
of the Alarm Output(s) of the connected
DVR.
• PLAYBACK OPERATION
Fast Reverse
Fast Forward
Single Step
Play / Pause
Stop
Playback function menus are split
across two pages. Press these buttons
to scroll to the next function menu.
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9.7 SMARTPHONE REMOTE CONTROL (OTHER THAN IPHONE) USING WAP
The DVR can also be remotely accessed using a web browser installed on a Smartphone that supports
xHTML and MJPEG file format, and has a screen resolution of 240x320 or above.
To access the DVR, enter the DDNS name or IP address of the DVR in the Location/Address field of the web
browser. For most mobile devices, the DVR will automatically redirect to the correct web page by adding
the extension /wap.htm (EX. http://192.168.1.89/wap.htm). If the DVR does not redirect the device, enter the
full address with /wap.htm added to the end. If the HTTP has been changed from the default port 80, the
correct port should also be added to the address (EX. http://192.168.1.89:800/wap.htm if the HTTP port has
been changed to 800).
• LOGIN
Once the login page is displayed, enter the correct login name and password for the DVR to log into
the system. Also choose the preferred picture size. Press OK.
The following is a brief description for each item in this menu and its specific operations:
• OK BUTTON
Press the OK button to submit the settings to DVR. The new settings will take effect and
the screen will refresh.
• QUADRANT
Select one of the four-camera quadrants (Q1 for cameras 1-4 or Q2 for cameras 5-8)
views or single camera view (cameras 1-8).
• REFRESH RATE
Set the refresh rate from every second to every 30 seconds. For fast auto-refresh,
select 0S.
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10. WARRANTY
3-Year Limited Warranty
This DVR has a 3-Year Limited Warranty. The warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all
components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use.
This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused, modified, disassembled or
improperly installed. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to Wirepath™
Surveillance or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return
authorization number (RA).
For technical support: 1.866.838.5052
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APPENDIX A – SPECIFICATIONS
System
Video
Audio
Operating System
Embedded Linux 2.6
Input
8
Main monitor
VGA / BNC
Detection
Motion, Video loss
Input / Output
2 In, 1 Out
Compression
H.264 Video, ADPCM Audio
Frame rate (FPS) & Resolution
Record
Display
Playback
Storage
Alarm
Network
Control Port
Setup
Weights & Measures
Power
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NTSC–60 / 720*480, 120 / 720*240, 240 /
360*240
PAL –50 / 720*576, 100 / 720*288, 200 /
360*288
Watermark
Yes
Mode
Manual / Schedule / Alarm / Motion
Pre-record
0 - 10 seconds
Post-record
0 - 60 minutes
Resolution
NTSC – 720*480, PAL – 720*576
Frame rate
Up to 30 NTSC, 25 PAL FPS per display
window
Digital Zoom
X2, X4
Frame rate (FPS) & Resolution
NTSC – 60 / 720*480, 120 / 720*240, 240 /
360*240
PAL – 50 / 720*576, 100 / 720*288, 200 /
360*288
Search
Smart search, Date/time, Camera, Alarm,
Motion, & Video Loss
SATA HDD
1
USB Ports
2
Input / Output
4 / 1 NO or NC
Ethernet
1 RJ-45 10/100Mbps
Web
I.E. 32bit with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and
2000 / Dual Streaming live view
E-mail / FTP
Yes
Two-way Audio
Yes
Remote users
6
Remote stations
PC (Windows / I.E. 32bit) , iPhone (native),
mobile phone, PDA, etc. (WAP)
RS-485
1 for PTZ
Local
I/R remote, USB mouse
Remote
I.E. 32bit
Multi-lingual
Yes
Dimension
12.6” x 8.3” x 1.97“
Weight
4.4lbs (w/o HDD)
Source
12V DC 3A
Consumption
30W Max.
Operating Temperature
32° ~ 113°F
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APPENDIX B – MENU STRUCTURE
Numbers preceding the Menu name are the section numbers for the OSD menu (VGA and BNC output)
within this manual.
5 MENU DISPLAY
4.2 LOGIN/LOGOUT
5.1 STATUS DISPLAY
5.2 VOLUME CONTROL
5.3 VIDEO ADJUSTMENT
5.4 VGA DISPLAY
5.5 BACKUP DEVICE
6.1 PRE-CAMERA SETUP
6.2.1 MOTION SETUP
6.2 CAMERA SETUP
6.2.2 VIDEO LOSS
SETUP
6.3 ALARM SETUP
6.4 SEQ DISPLAY SETUP
6.5 SCHEDULED
RECORD SETUP
6 SETUP
(ADMINISTRATOR)
6.6 HDD SETUP
6.7 PASSWORD SETUP
6.5.1 SCHEDULE
RECORD EASY
SETUP
6.6.1 HDD
FORMAT/CLEAR
6.6.2 ADVANCED
HDD SETUP
6.7.1 ADVANCED
USER SETUP
6.8 SYSTEM SETUP
6.9 RS-232/422/485
SETUP
6.10.1 E-MAIL SETUP
6.10 NETWORK SETUP
6.11 FACTORY DEFAULT
5.6 SOFTWARE UPGRADE
(ADMINISTRATOR)
5.7 SYSTEM SHUTDOWN
(ADMINISTRATOR)
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6.10.3 ADVANCED
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APPENDIX C – HARD DRIVE RECORDING TABLE
Recording Time (in Days) - For Estimation Purposes Only
System Storage (GB): 500
Resolution
Full D1
(720x480)
Half D1
(720x240)
Record Quality
Setting
60
30
15
10
5
9
3.5
7.0
13.9
20.9
42
8
3.9
7.9
15.7
23.6
47
7
4.6
9.2
18.4
28
55
6
5.2
10.5
21.0
31
63
5
6.9
13.8
28
41
83
4
8.5
17.1
34
51
102
3
12.5
25
50
75
150
2
17.2
34
69
103
207
1
27
54
107
161
322
240
180
120
9
3.5
6.9
13.9
28
42
83
8
3.9
7.8
15.7
31
47
94
7
4.6
9.2
18.4
37
55
110
6
5.2
10.5
21.0
42
63
126
5
6.9
13.8
28
55
83
165
4
8.5
16.9
34
68
102
203
3
12.4
25
49
99
148
297
2
17.2
34
69
138
207
413
1
27
54
107
214
322
643
6.9
13.8
28
55
83
165
9
CIF (360x240)
Total Recording Rate (FPS) for the DVR
3.4
4.6
8
3.9
5.2
7.8
15.6
31
62
93
187
7
4.6
6.2
9.3
18.5
37
74
111
223
6
5.2
7.0
10.5
21.0
42
84
126
252
5
6.9
9.2
13.8
28
55
110
165
331
4
8.3
11.1
16.6
33
67
133
200
399
3
12.1
16.1
24.1
48
96
193
289
579
2
17.2
23.0
34
69
138
276
413
827
1
27
36
54
107
214
429
643
1286
* Time in Days is estimated based on typical camera scenes, and averaged by H.264 I/P/P frames.
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APPENDIX D – H.264 TO AVI CONVERSION UTILITY
Included on the bundled disc is a MS-Windows utility program used to convert native .h264 files from the DVR
to .avi file format to be played back on PCs using Windows Media Player.
1. Insert the CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in the PC and copy the AVI_Converter.exe file to the
desktop. Double click the AVI Converter icon to open the utility.
2. Select the source files (.h264 files archived from the DVR) to be converted. Select the target directory
to save the converted files. Check Merge files to “chain” multiple backup files to be converted into one
.avi file. Click on OK to complete the conversion. The converted .avi files can be played by Windows Media
Player or other playback software that supports the .avi file format.
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APPENDIX E – WIREPATHDNS SETUP
Using the WirepathDNS is easy. Select WirepathDNS from the list and enter the client name or other
unique string in the URL. When exiting the Network menu, confirm the changes. A DDNS service is
setup automatically. See IE Interface Setup and DVR Local Display Menu Setup below for details on
using WirepathDNS.
SOFTWARE VERSION NOTES
When connecting to a DVR via IE an ActiveX component is downloaded that contains a list of available DDNS options.
While WirepathDNS will appear in the IE interface list for all DVRs, this option will ONLY function with
software version 7.75.53 or later. DVRs with software below 7.75.53 will need to be upgraded in order
to use WirepathDNS on any DVR in the system. Do not setup a WirepathDNS service until the DVR is
updated to 7.75.53 or later or you may lose remote access to the DVR.
IE INTERFACE SETUP
1.Log into the DVR via the IE interface.
2.Click on the DEVICE CONFIGURATION icon.
3.Select the DVR in the Device List and click PROPERTIES.
4.Select the NETWORK tab.
5.Under PPPoE/Static IP, set DDNS Type to WirepathDNS.
6.Enter Client Name or System Name to identify the DVR in the URL field. Choose a name that describes the DVR so that it can be easily identified.
7.Click UPLOAD to update the settings on the DVR.
8.CLOSE the Device Properties window.
9.Reselect the DVR in the Device List and click PROPERTIES.
10. Reselect the NETWORK tab.
11. The full address for the DVR will now appear in the URL. Example: snap.WirepathDNS.com
Note: If the address name is not available, a chosen name will appear in the URL window.
Example: snap100.WirepathDNS.com. Repeat steps 4 to 11 until a desired name is achieved.
12. Write down the full name so that it can be used to access the DVR.
DVR LOCAL DISPLAY MENU SETUP
1.Log into the DVR.
2.Open the SETUP menu.
3.Open the NETWORK menu.
4.Under DDNS, set Type to WirepathDNS.
5.Enter Client Name or System Name to identify the DVR in the URL field. Choose a name that describes the DVR so that it can be easily identified.
6.Close the NETWORK menu by pressing MENU/ESC on the remote or clicking the X in the upper right
hand corner with the mouse.
7.Close the SETUP menu.
8.Reopen the SETUP menu.
9.Reopen the NETWORK menu.
10. The full address for the DVR will now appear in the URL. Example: snap.WirepathDNS.com
Note: If the address name is not available, a chosen name will appear in the URL window.
Example: snap100.WirepathDNS.com. Repeat steps 4 to 9 until a desired name is achieved.
11. Write down the full name so that it can be used to access the DVR.
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ACCESSING THE DVR
Internet Explorer
To access the DVR, the address must be preceded by http://.
Example: http://snap.WirepathDNS.com:81/ie.htm
The standard port (80) will be used, and does not need to be included in the address. If the port has
been changed within router setup, the port number assigned must follow the address.
Smartphone App
To access the DVR, the address is all that is needed, do not enter any prefix or suffix.
Example: snap.WirepathDNS.com
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