NVR User Manual 200300500 Series

NVR User Manual 200300500 Series

Contents

Contents ··············································································································································· i

1 Getting Started ································································································································· 1

Logging In to the Web Interface ················································································································ 1

Installing the ActiveX ································································································································· 1

Adding and Connecting a Camera to Your NVR ························································································· 3

Adding a Camera Directly ··················································································································· 3

Searching and Adding a Camera········································································································· 5

Editing Your Camera Settings ····················································································································· 7

2 Live View ·········································································································································· 7

Introduction of the Live View Window ······································································································ 7

Toolbar and Icons ······································································································································· 8

Right-click Menu for camera ···················································································································· 11

Right-click Menu for Talk ························································································································· 11

Right-click Menu for Broadcast Group ····································································································· 12

3 Playback ········································································································································· 13

Playback by Camera ································································································································· 13

Playback by Label ····································································································································· 14

Playback by Local File ······························································································································· 15

4 Camera Settings ····························································································································· 15

Configuring Basic Information ················································································································· 15

Configuring Video and Audio Settings ····································································································· 17

Editing Image Settings······························································································································ 19

Configuring OSD ······································································································································· 19

Configuring Motion Detection ················································································································· 20

Configuring Privacy Mask ························································································································· 21

Configuring ROI ········································································································································ 22

PTZ Settings ·············································································································································· 23

Adding Preset Positions ···················································································································· 23

Creating a Patrol Route ···················································································································· 24

Setting a Patrol Plan ························································································································· 26

Starting a Patrol Plan Manually ········································································································ 27

5 Storage ··········································································································································· 28

Building an Array ······································································································································ 28

Making a Storage Plan ····························································································································· 30

6 Recording ······································································································································· 31

Manual Recording ···································································································································· 31

Planned Recording ··································································································································· 32

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Alarm-Triggered Recording ······················································································································ 33

7 Alarm Settings ································································································································ 33

Configuring Boolean································································································································· 33

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Actions······································································································· 35

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Storage ······································································································ 35

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Preset ········································································································ 37

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Live Video to a Pane ·················································································· 38

Configuring an Output Boolean ··············································································································· 40

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Buzzer ········································································································ 41

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Email ·········································································································· 42

8 Arming and Disarming ···················································································································· 43

9 Network Settings ···························································································································· 43

Configuring TCP/IP ··································································································································· 43

Configuring PPPoE ···································································································································· 44

Configuring NAT ······································································································································· 45

Configuring UNP Client ···························································································································· 46

Configuring Route ···································································································································· 47

Configuring SMTP ····································································································································· 48

Configuring DNS ······································································································································· 49

10 NVR Management and Maintenance ·························································································· 50

Setting Your NVR ······································································································································ 50

Setting Basic Information ················································································································· 50

Setting Date and Time ······················································································································ 51

Setting the Language ························································································································ 52

Viewing System Version Information ······································································································ 53

Viewing Operation Information ··············································································································· 53

Viewing Network Status ··························································································································· 53

Viewing Service Statistics ························································································································· 54

Viewing Server Information ····················································································································· 55

Viewing Alarms ········································································································································ 55

Viewing Instant Alarms ···················································································································· 55

Viewing History Alarms ···················································································································· 56

Exporting and Importing Configuration File ···························································································· 57

Restoring Default Settings ······················································································································· 57

Viewing Logs ············································································································································ 58

Exporting Logs ·········································································································································· 59

Rebooting Your NVR ································································································································ 59

Shutting Down Your NVR ························································································································· 60

Upgrading Your NVR ································································································································ 60

11 User Management ······················································································································· 61

Adding a User ··········································································································································· 61

Editing User Information ·························································································································· 64

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Locking or Unlocking a User ····················································································································· 65

Deleting a User ········································································································································· 65

12 Client Computer Settings ············································································································· 65

13 Others ··········································································································································· 66

Configuring Encoder ································································································································ 66

Configuring Voice Resource ····················································································································· 68

Configuring Serial Port ····························································································································· 69

Configuring Virtual Channel ····················································································································· 70

Configuring Video Output ························································································································ 72

Configuring Transparent Channel ············································································································ 73

14 FAQs ············································································································································· 74

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1

Getting Started

Logging In to the Web Interface

Purpose

Log in to the Web interface to remotely control your NVR.

Steps

1. Open the IE on your PC, type the IP address of your NVR in the address bar, and then press

Enter. The login page is displayed.

2. Enter your username and password. If this is the first time you log in to the Web interface for your NVR, use “admin” as the username and password.

3. Click Login. The live view window (also called the homepage) of the Web interface is displayed.

Figure 1-1 Live View Window

Installing the ActiveX

Purpose

For your first login to the Web interface, you need to install ActiveX.

Steps

1. Click Next in the dialog box.

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Figure 1-2 ActiveX Setup Wizard Page

2. Click Browse to select a folder for ActiveX. And click Next.

Figure 1-3 Select Installation Folder

3. Install ActiveX according to the guidance, and click Finish to complete the installation.

Figure 1-4 Installation Finished

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Adding and Connecting a Camera to Your NVR

Purpose

Add a camera to your NVR and view live video from the camera. The parameters that can be configured vary with the camera model.

Prerequisite

The network connection between the camera and your NVR is functional.

Initial configuration has completed for your camera. For detailed information about initial configuration for a camera, see the manual delivered with the camera.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC. The IPC page is displayed. You can add the camera directly or using the search function on the IPC page.

Figure 1-5 IPC Page

Adding a Camera Directly

1. Click Add. The Add Device dialog box is displayed. The Add Device Dialog Box may vary with the protocol you select.

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Figure 1-6 Add Device Dialog Box for ONVIF

2. Select the protocol, enter a name, ID, and IP for your camera. Some of the parameters are described in the table below.

Table 1-1

Parameter Descriptions for Adding a Camera

Parameter

Access Protocol

Device Name

Device ID

Device IP

Device Port

Username

Description

Protocol for connecting the camera to your NVR.

Uniview

IPC ONVIF1.0

IPC ONVIF2.0

Note:

The parameters and processes of adding device may vary with the protocol you select.

Camera name.

ID of the Camera.

IP address of the camera.

Port number of the camera.

Use the default port number unless otherwise required.

Username and password for accessing the camera.

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Password

Parameter

Forward Mult-IP

Forward Mult-Port

Description

Note:

For ONVIF protocol, you must enter the username and password correctly.

For Uniview protocol, the NVR will add cameras using

“admin” as the username and password by default, if the user information is not “admin”, you can enter the correct information and add the camera, you may also use the default login information so that the NVR will automatically change the login information into

“admin”.

IP address and port number of the multicast group for forwarding audio/video streams.

The combination of the IP address and port number of the multicast group must be unique in the system.

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Searching and Adding a Camera

1. Click the Search button. The Search page is displayed.

Figure 1-7 Search Page

2. Make a quick search or search a specified network segment:

To make a quick search, click the Quick Search button.

To search a network segment, click the Search in Network Segment button and then set the start and end addresses of the network segment.

3. After the camera is found, click in the Add Device column. For a third-party IPC, the Add

Third–Party IPC page is displayed. For a Uniview camera, a pop-up menu appears after you click , where you can choose the protocol. If you choose the Uniview protocol, the Add

IPC page is displayed. The following shows some examples.

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Figure 1-8 Add Third-Party IPC Page

Figure 1-9 Add IPC Page

4. Set the parameters. For ONVIF protocol, make sure that you enter the correct username and password in the Add third-Party IPC Page.

5. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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NOTE!

You can add multiple cameras at a time by clicking the Batch Add button. When you use this function, the cameras are added with the default settings.

Editing Your Camera Settings

Purpose

Edit basic settings after a camera is added.

Steps

1. Double-click the name of the added camera on the IPC page to configure the camera. And you can also right-click the camera and then choose Config in the resource tree.

2. Edit the settings as required. Some of the parameters are described in the table below.

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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Live View

Introduction of the Live View Window

The live view window is displayed when you log in to the Web interface. The live view window consists of several functional areas.

Figure 2-1 Live View Window

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The functions of these areas are described in the table below.

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Table 2-1

Functional Areas in the Live View Window

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No. Function

Resource tree. The icons are described in Table 2-2.

Main toolbar, which is used to access the main menus in the Web interface.

Information area, which shows your username and the number of new messages from the system.

Pane used to display live video or recording.

Window toolbar. The icons are described in Table 2-3.

Playback toolbar, which is used to playback recordings.

Toolbar and Icons

Table 2-2

Explanation of Icons on the Resource Tree

Icon Indication

Status of connected fixed cameras.

The icons from left to right mean “online”, “offline”, “video lost”.

Status of connected PTZ cameras.

The icons from left to right mean “online”, “offline”, “video lost”.

Root node of the resource tree.

Folder.

Alarm input.

Alarm output.

Table 2-3

Explanation of Icons on the Window Toolbar

Icon

Window

Toolbar

Layout

Recording

Change layout

Full screen

Close all panes

Start recording all

panes to the server

Start local recording

on all panes

Play local recording

Function

Click the arrow to change the layout of panes.

Click this icon to switch to full screen mode.

Click this icon to close display on all panes.

Click this icon to start recording to the NVR for all the panes. To stop recording, click the icon again.

Click this icon to start recording to your PC for all the panes. To stop recording, click the icon again.

Click this icon to play a recording saved on your

PC.

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Icon

Snapshot

Single snapshot

Start single snapshot

on all panes

Start continuous

snapshot on all panes

Function

Click this icon to take a snapshot of the current image on the pane.

Click this icon to take snapshots of images on all panes.

Click this icon to take snapshots of images on all panes at a certain interval. You can select an interval from the drop-down list.

Click this icon to adjust the volume. Adjust volume

Config

Resume scene

Turn off contrast on all

panes

Click this icon to restore the previous scene mode, including the layout of panes, live video, and group switching.

Click this icon to disable dynamic contrast enhancement for all panes.

When you click a pane, the pane toolbar appears and if PTZ function is supported, the PTZ control panel appears as well.

Figure 2-2 PTZ Control Panel and Pane Toolbar

PTZ Control Panel

Pane Toolbar

The icons on the pane toolbar are described in the following table.

Table 2-4

Explanation of Icons on the Pane Toolbar

Icon Function

Talk: Click this icon to start audio communication with the corresponding

IPC.

Snatch One: Click this icon to take a snapshot of the image on the pane.

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Icon Function

Snatch Series Start: Click this icon to take snapshots of images at a certain interval.

Local Storage Start: Click this icon to start recording to your PC.

Center Storage Start: Click this icon to start recording to your NVR.

Restore LostFrameRate: Click this icon to restore the lost frame rate.

Video Settings: Click this icon to adjust image settings, including the contrast, saturation, hue and brightness.

Table 2-5

Explanation of Icons on the PTZ Control Panel

Icon

or

Function

Locks or releases the PTZ.

Note: Only admin can gain the control of a locked PTZ.

Releases the PTZ.

Any user can control a PTZ when it is not locked.

Select a preset (position) for the PTZ.

Adds or deletes a preset.

Sets a home position for the PTZ.

Select a patrol route. You can select Add from the drop-down list to add a new patrol route.

Starts or stops patrol.

Increases or decreases the aperture of the lens.

Adjusts the focus of the camera.

Turns on or off the light.

Turns on or off the wiper.

Zoom in or out.

Controls the speed when the PTZ moves.

Controls the direction of the PTZ.

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Right-click Menu for camera

Right click the camera icon, the pop-up menu is displayed.

Figure 2-3 Right-click Menu Page

Some of items in the menu are described below.

Item Function

Start Main Stream to Pane

Display the live view with the main stream.

Start Sub Stream to

Pane

Display the live view with the sub stream (this item turns gray if the IPC does not support sub stream).

Playback Play back a recording.

View Monitiring

Relation

Details

Config

List the statistic information of IPC connected to NVR for your reference.

Check the detailed information of the IPC.

Shortcut for editing your IPC setting.

Right-click Menu for Talk

Right click the Talk icon , the pop-up menu is displayed.

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Figure 2-4 Right-click Menu Page

Some of items in the menu are described below.

Item

Talk

Volume

Config

Function

Enable the talk function for the voice resources.

Turn up/down the volume of voice resources (turns gray when the talk function is disabled).

Note: the volumn control is global for all voice resources,which means when you adjust the volumn of one voice resouce, the volumn of other resources changes accordingly.

Edit the voice resources setting for talk and broadcast.

Right-click Menu for Broadcast Group

Right click the broadcast icon , the pop-up menu is displayed.

Figure 2-5 Right-click Menu Page

Some of items in the menu are described below.

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Volume

Item

View Resources

Config

Function

Turn up/down the volume of broadcast group (turns gray when the talk function is disabled).

Show the status of the voice resources added in this group.

Add voice resources for this group.

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Playback

Playback means playing a recorded video (referred to as a recording) that has been saved to your

NVR or PC. The NVR provides multiple ways to play back a recording. You can specify the camera, time period, and labels when playing back a recording.

Playback by Camera

Purpose

Use this function to play a video recorded for a specified camera in the live view window.

Steps

1. In the live view window, click the Resource tree to expand it till you find the desired camera,

and then right-click it. The right-click menu is displayed as shown in Figure 2-3.

2. Choose Playback from the pop-up menu. The Playback toolbar is expanded at the bottom of the page. The following shows an example.

Figure 3-1 Playback Toolbar

3. Select the year and month on the calendar. Each date has a flag indicating if there is recording for this date. Different colors have different meanings:

Red: No recording

Yellow: Recording is incomplete

Blue: Recording is complete (24 hour long)

4. Click the date that has recording, for example, choose 22 to select the recordings on that day.

A blue progress bar appears on the right side. The following shows an example.

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Figure 3-2 Playback Progress Bar

5. Click to start playing the recording. You can use the mouse to control the progress, or click or to play the previous or next recording.

6. (Optional) To set a time period for the query, click (Advanced icon) in the playback toolbar

(see Figure 3-1). In the Start and End fields, set the exact time period as required (the

following shows an example) and then click Query.

Figure 3-3 Setting an Exact Time Period for Playback

Playback by Label

Purpose

Use this function to play a recording by label. A label is used to mark certain content in a recording in order to quickly pinpoint the content in future playback.

Prerequisite

Before you use this function, ensure that at least one label has been added for the recording you want to play back. To add labels, you can click in the Playback Control Panel when a recording is being played back.

Steps

Perform steps 1 through 4 in Playback means playing a recorded video (referred to as a recording) that has been saved to your NVR or PC. The NVR provides multiple ways to play back a recording.

You can specify the camera, time period, and labels when playing back a recording.

1. Playback by Camera.

2. After you have set the date and time on the Playback toolbar, select Query Labels under the

End field.

3. Click the Query button. If a recording is found, a blue progress bar is displayed on the right side.

4. Click (Previous icon) or (Next icon) to play the recording by label. The Cursor Time indicates the current recording time that is being played.

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5. (Optional) If you know the label name, enter it in the field right to and then click

(Find Label icon). The label name appears in the Label Content field.

6. (Optional) To delete a label, click .

Playback by Local File

Purpose

Recordings are saved as files on your PC. You can use this function to play back a recording file stored on your PC.

Prerequisite

Before you use this function, make sure that you know the name of the file corresponding to the recording you want to play back.

Steps

1. In the live view window, click (Play local recording icon) on the Window toolbar. A dialog box appears, prompting you to select the file.

2. Select the file and then click Open.

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Camera Settings

Camera settings, including basic settings, settings for video and audio, image, On Screen Display

(OSD), motion detection, privacy mask, and Region Of Interest (ROI), are displayed on the Device

Configuration page. The parameters that you need to set vary with the camera model and the protocol you select.

Configuring Basic Information

Purpose

Configure the basic information of a camera.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. In the camera list, double-click the name of the camera you want to configure, or select the check box for the camera and then click in the Config column. The Device Configuration pages for ONVIF and Uniview protocol are displayed.

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Figure 4-1 Device Configuration Tag for ONVIF

Some of the parameters are described below.

Table 4-1

Parameter Descriptions for Editing Camera Settings

Parameter

Protocol

Clock Synchronization

Multicast

Description

Protocol used for transmitting live video streams to your NVR.

The default is UDP (User Datagram Protocol), but you may use

TCP as required, for example, when network performance is degraded.

Enables/disables clock synchronization with your NVR.

Enables/disables multicast.

Make sure that the camera supports this function before you enable it on the NVR.

If you enable multicast, you need to set an IP address and a port number for the multicast group and make sure the combination of which are unique in the system.

Multicast IP

Multicast Port

Longitude

Latitude

IP address and port number of the multicast group.

Defines the exact position of the camera.

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Figure 4-2 Device Configuration Tag for Uniview

3. Modify the settings on the Device tab as required.

4. After you have completed the configuration, click OK.

Configuring Video and Audio Settings

Purpose

Edit audio and video settings for your camera on the Video and Audio tab pages as required.

Prerequisite

For an IPC that does not support this function, the Video and Audio tabs are masked. Depending on the model and type of your camera, different parameters may appear on these tab pages. This function is supported by cameras connected with Uniview protocol.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Click the Video or Audio tab.

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Figure 4-3 Video Tab

Figure 4-4 Audio Tab

3. Edit the settings as required. Some of the parameters are described in the following table.

Table 4-2

Video and Audio Parameters

Parameter

Encoding Profile

Bit Rate Type

Stream Smoothen

Description

H.264[Primary]: Select this option if you need one video stream from your camera.

H.264[Primary]+H.264[Secondary]: Select this option if you need two video streams from your camera: one primary and one secondary.

CBR: Constant Bit Rate, which means the camera transmits data at a constant bit rate. This mode is recommended when the bandwidth available is limited.

VBR: Variable Bit Rate, which means that the camera transmits data at a variable bit rate as required by image quality.

In the case of degraded network performance, enabling this function achieves smoother images but it also causes a certain level of delay.

4. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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Editing Image Settings

Purpose

You may edit image settings for your camera as required on the Image Parameters tab page. The

Live Preview area on the left part of the page displays live video from the camera. The Image

Parameters area on the right shows the parameters that you can set to adjust the images. This function is supported by cameras connected with Uniview protocol.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Double-click the name of the camera you want to configure and then click the Image

Parameters tab. The Image Parameters area shows the current settings. The following shows an example.

Figure 4-5 Image Parameters

3. Modify the settings while watching the live video in the Live View area on the left.

4. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring OSD

Purpose

Use this function to add certain contents on live video in a pane such as time, serial information, camera name, monitored location or other custom contents. The maximum number of OSDs your

NVR supports depends on the model. This function is supported by cameras connected with

Uniview protocol.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Double-click the name of the camera you want to configure and then click the OSD tab. The

OSD tab page is displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 4-6 OSD Tab Page

3. In the Display Position column, click None and then select Area 1 from the drop-down list.

4. In the OSD Overlay Content column, click the field right to Area 1 and then select the desired option. If you select Custom, you need to enter the custom content.

5. In OSD Area, select 1 from the drop-down list, and then enter coordinates in the boxes to set the position for OSD area 1.

6. In the Content Styles area, set the desired font style and size.

7. To add more OSDs, repeat steps 3 through 6.

8. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring Motion Detection

Purpose

Use this function to set an area on video from a camera so that an alarm is generated when an object in this area moves beyond a certain extent. You need to enable motion detection first before you can edit the settings on the Motion Detection tab. This function is supported by cameras connected with Uniview protocol.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Double-click the name of the camera you want to configure and then click the

Motion Detection tab. The following shows the Motion Detection area.

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Figure 4-7 Setting Motion Detection

3. Configure the Available Areas parameter to set the number of OSDs.

4. Select the area you want to set from the Current Area drop-down list. For example, Area 1.

5. Configure the Coordinates parameter to set the coordinates of the detection area. You may also use your mouse to select the detection area in the Live Preview area on the left and then drag the detection area to the right position.

6. Configure the Sensitivity parameter to set the detection sensitivity by entering a number in the text box or moving the icon using your mouse. The greater the number, the higher the sensitivity.

7. Configure the Object Size parameter to set the size of the object by entering a number in the text box or resizing the object in the Live Preview area using your mouse.

8. Configure the Duration parameter to set the maximum duration of movement before an alarm is raised. For example, if you set this parameter to 10, an alarm will be raised when an object in the specified area moves for 10 seconds.

9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 to set all the motion detection areas.

10. After you have completed all the settings, click OK.

Configuring Privacy Mask

Purpose

Use this function to set a mask area on images from a camera to protect the privacy, for example, the license plate number of a car. This function is supported by cameras connected with Uniview protocol.

Step

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Double-click the name of the camera you want to configure and then click the Privacy Mask tab. The following shows the Privacy Mask area.

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Figure 4-8 Setting Privacy Mask

3. For the Available Areas parameter, select the areas you want to configure. For example, Area

1, Area 2, and Area 3. The selected area numbers are listed in the Current Area drop-down list.

4. From the Current Area drop-down list, select an area number.

5. Set the coordinates for the currently selected area.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 till you have set coordinates for all the selected areas. You may also select an area from the Current Area drop-down list, use your mouse to select the mask area in the Live Preview area on the left and then drag the mask area to the right position.

7. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring ROI

Purpose

Use this function to set a region of interest (ROI) and ensure high image quality for this region on the screen. Based on the ROI function, the camera can decrease image quality for non-ROI areas to save bandwidth and storage while providing greater details and better image quality under the same bit rate streaming conditions. This function is supported by cameras connected with Uniview protocol.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > IPC.

2. Double-click the name of the camera you want to configure and then click the ROI tab. The following shows the ROI area.

Figure 4-9 Setting the ROI

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3. Select the check box to enable the ROI function.

4. From the Current Area drop-down list, select the area number.

5. Enter the coordinates to set the ROI. You may also draw the ROI in the Live Preview area on the left and drag the ROI to the right position.

6. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

PTZ Settings

Set PTZ patrol parameters so that your PTZ camera can patrol along a specified route in accordance with a plan. Before you start, check that the PTZ is properly connected to your NVR on the network.

Adding Preset Positions

Purpose

You need to add preset positions (also called presets) before you can add a patrol route.

Steps

1. In the live view window, click the pane corresponding to the PTZ camera you want to configure. The PTZ control panel appears.

Figure 4-10 PTZ Control Panel

2. Adjust the direction, zoom, focus, and aperture for the PTZ camera. For detailed descriptions

about how to use the PTZ control panel, see Table 2-5.

3. After you have completed step 2, click right to the Preset drop-down list. The Add Preset dialog box is displayed.

Figure 4-11 Add Preset Dialog Box

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4. Complete the settings in the dialog box. For example, set both the Position and Description parameters to 001.

5. Click OK. The preset position is added to the Preset drop-down list on the PTZ control panel.

6. To add another preset position, adjust the direction, zoom, focus, and aperture of the PTZ camera as required, click right to the Preset drop-down list, and then complete settings in the Add Preset dialog box.

7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 till you have added all the preset positions. The added preset positions are listed in the Preset drop-down list on the PTZ control panel.

8. (Optional) To delete an unneeded preset position, select the preset position from the Preset drop-down list, and then click .

Creating a Patrol Route

Purpose

A patrol route consists of a certain number of preset positions. Create a patrol route and set the

PTZ camera to move among the preset positions in specified order at the specified interval.

Prerequisite

Before you add a patrol route, you need to add preset positions first. For details about how to add

a preset position, see Adding Preset Positions.

Steps

1. In the live view window, click the pane corresponding to the PTZ camera that you want to configure. The PTZ control panel appears.

Figure 4-12 PTZ Control Panel

2. From the Patrol drop-down list, select Add. The Add Patrol Route page is displayed.

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Figure 4-13 Add Patrol Route Page

3. In the Patrol Route Name text box, enter a name for the patrol route, for example, route1.

4. From the Preset list, select the preset positions you want to add to the route, for example, preset positions 1, 2, 3, 4, and then click the Add button. To adjust the sequence of the preset positions, use the Set Top, Move Up, Move Down, Set Bottom buttons.

5. In the Time Interval text box, enter a number to set the duration that the PTZ camera stays at each preset position, for example, 10 seconds. The following shows the example settings.

Figure 4-14 Example Preset Positions and Time Interval for a Patrol Route

6. Click the OK button. The patrol route (route001) is added to the Patrol drop-down list on the

PTZ control panel.

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Figure 4-15 New Patrol Route

Setting a Patrol Plan

Purpose

Set a patrol plan for your PTZ camera so that the PTZ camera patrols in accordance with the specified time period(s).

Prerequisite

The patrol route for which you want to set a patrol plan must have been created. For detailed steps

to create a patrol route, see Creating a Patrol Route.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Patrol. The Patrol page is displayed.

Figure 4-16 Patrol Page

2. Select the camera for which you want to create a patrol plan, for example, 206.6.0.182. The patrol route created for this camera appears in the patrol route list. For example, route001.

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3. Select the patrol route and then click the Configure Patrol Plan button. The Configure Patrol

Plan page is displayed.

Figure 4-17 Configure Patrol Plan Page

4. Set the plan name and the time period(s) during which the plan will be executed. The following shows an example, in which the plan name is pp001, and the PTZ camera patrols 24 hours every day.

5. (Optional) To view or modify the current patrol route, click View/Modify.

Figure 4-18 Example Patrol Plan

6. (Optional) To set an exception to the current plan, select Enable Exception and then set the exceptional period(s) or patrol route(s).

7. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Starting a Patrol Plan Manually

Purpose

Use this function to start a patrol plan immediately.

Steps

1. In the live view window, click the pane corresponding to the PTZ camera for which you want to start the patrol plan. The PTZ control panel is displayed.

2. From the Patrol drop-down list, select the desired patrol plan, for example, route001. The following shows an example.

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Figure 4-19 Starting a Patrol Plan Manually

3. Click (Start Patrol icon) to start the selected patrol plan.

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Storage

Storage must be configured before your NVR can save recordings for the connected cameras. You need to build an array first and then make a storage plan.

Building an Array

Purpose

Build an array of disks to store recordings on your NVR.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Storage > Array. The Array page is displayed.

Figure 5-1 Array Page

2. Click the Build Array button. The Build Array dialog box is displayed.

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Figure 5-2 Build array dialog box

3. Enter the array name, select an array type from the drop-down list, and then select slots for the array.

4. After you have completed all the settings, click the Build Array button. The new array is displayed in the array list. The following shows an example.

Figure 5-3 Newly Built Array

5. Click the Virtualization button to virtualize the array.

6. To view the hard disk health status, click the S.M.A.R.T Info button.

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NOTE

The system supports active standby for hard disks, and it is recommended that you reserve at least one hard disk for backup. When a hard disk in the RAID fails, the system automatically replaces the faulty disk with the backup disk.

The level of security offered from low to high is JBOD, RAID1 and RAID5. JBOD requires at least one disk. RAID1 needs two disks of the same capacity, one active and one standby. RAID5 needs at least three disks of the same capacity.

Only RAID1 and RAID5 can be rebuilt.

Ensure that the backup disk has the same capacity as the active disk.

When a hard disk of a RAID1 or RAID5 array is damaged, Degrade is displayed in the Status column.

In this case, you need to rebuild the array and replace the faulty disk.

Making a Storage Plan

Purpose

A storage plan sets the start time and end time to record video for a camera.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Storage > Storage Plan.

2. In the Operation column, click the Modify icon for your IP camera. The Camera Storage

Configuration page is displayed.

Figure 5-4 Camera Storage Configuration Page

3. Set the parameters, including the parameters that you see after clicking the Storage Plan button. Some of the parameters are described in the following table.

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Parameter

Storage Device

Plan Name

Period

Enable Exception

Description

Device used to store videos of the camera.

Name of the storage plan.

Including two options:

By Day: If you select this option, you need to specify at least one period, for example, from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59.

By Week: If you select this option, you need to specify at least one period for the day(s) in a week, for example, from 00:00:00 to

23:59:59 on Monday.

Indicates whether to enable exceptions to the current storage plan.

If you enable this function, you need to set the exceptional date(s) and period(s). On the exceptional date, the storage plan is effective during only the specified period.

Disk size to be used for storage.

Extended disk size to be used for storage.

Allocate Capacity

Extended Capacity

Data Cover Mode

Post-Alarm Recording

Time

Indicates the policy to be used when the assigned space is used up.

Overwrite On Full: With this option selected, data will be overwritten by new data when the storage size assigned for the camera is full.

Stop On Full: With this option selected, the device will stop writing data to the disk when the assigned space is full.

Indicates the length of time that the NVR continues recording after an alarm is raised.

4. After you have completed all the settings, click OK.

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Recording

Recording is to save live video to a hard disk so that the video can be stored, retrieved and replayed.

The NVR supports three types of recording: manual recording, planned recording, and alarm-triggered recording.

Manual Recording

Manual recording means that recording is performed manually instead of being started by a plan or being triggered by an alarm.

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To record video to your PC, click the pane displaying the live video you want to record in the

 live view window, and then click (Local Record Start icon). To stop recording, click

(Local Record Stop icon).

To record video to your NVR, click the pane displaying the video you want to record in the live view window, and then click (Center Storage Start icon). To stop recording, click the icon again.

Planned Recording

Purpose

Planned recording means that recording is performed automatically according to a storage

plan, which means a storage plan must be created first. For the steps to create a storage plan, see

Making a Storage Plan.

A storage plan is immediately effective once created. If a storage plan is stopped, you can follow these steps to start it.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Storage > Storage Plan. The Storage Plan page is displayed.

Figure 6-1 Storage Plan Page

Table 6-1

Descriptions for Columns on the Storage Plan Page

Parameter

Storage Device

Resource Status

Store as Planned

Planned

Status

Description

Current storage device for the camera.

Status of the storage device.

Indicates whether video from a camera is stored according to a plan.

Indicates whether storage has been planned.

Indicates whether the storage plan is started or stopped.

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2. Select the camera and then click the Started button. A message appears to show the operation result.

3. Click OK. You will find that the status has changed from Stopped to Started in the Status column.

4. To stop a storage plan, select the camera and then click the Stopped button.

Alarm-Triggered Recording

When the alarm-triggered recording function is set for a camera, the NVR will be triggered to record live video from the camera when an alarm is raised for the camera.

Configuring alarm-triggered recording is the same as configuring alarm-triggered storage. For steps

to configure alarm-triggered storage, see Configuring Alarm-Triggered Storage.

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Alarm Settings

Purpose

Alarm triggering is an important function in the system. You can set conditions for triggering a certain type of alarm as required.

Steps

Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm. The Alarm Triggering page is displayed.

Figure 7-1 Alarm Triggering Page

Configuring Boolean

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Boolean Configuration. The Boolean

Configuration page is displayed.

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Figure 7-2 Boolean Configuration Page

2.

To set an alarm input, click the Input Boolean Channel tab. To set an alarm output, click the

Output Boolean Channel tab.

3.

In the Config column, click for the device you want to configure. The Boolean Configuration dialog box is displayed. Some of the parameters are described in the table below.

Table 7-1

Parameter descriptions for setting Boolean

Type

Input

Output

Parameter

Boolean Name

Status

Boolean

Boolean Name

Status

Description

Name of the alarm input device.

The status set for this parameter must be consistent with the status of the alarm input device. For example, if the alarm input device is normally in open status, you must set this parameter to Normal Open.

Indicates whether to enable alarm input.

Name of alarm output.

The status set for this parameter must be consistent with the connected alarm output device. For example, if the alarm output device is normally in open status, you must set this parameter to Normal Open.

Indicates whether to enable alarm output. Alarm Output

Duration

Length of time that an output alarm lasts.

This parameter is effective only when Alarm Output is set to Enable.

4. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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Configuring Alarm-Triggered Actions

NOTE

Device alarm and video loss alarm are independent from guard plans and are always effective. Device alarm includes temperature alarm and fan alarm. For alarm types other than temperature alarm and fan alarm, a guard plan is required for these types of alarms to trigger actions.

Before you configure an alarm-triggered action for an alarm, check that you have completed the required settings for this alarm. Different camera models may support different alarm types. Each alarm type supports one or more triggered actions.

You can set a maximum of 64 alarm-triggered actions, including 16 actions for each action type.

The system allows you to configure several actions, including triggered storage, triggered preset, triggered live video to a specified pane, triggered Boolean output, and triggered buzzer. The detailed steps are described in the following sections.

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Storage

Purpose

The alarm-triggered storage function allows you to configure storage for cameras so that the NVR device starts to store video recording for these cameras when an alarm is raised. Before configuring alarm-triggered storage, you must configure storage for these cameras and set after-alarm recording time.

When alarm-triggered storage is enabled for a camera, recording storage will be triggered by an alarm so that video captured by this camera will be stored.

Before setting this function for a camera, you need to configure storage for the camera and set the duration of recording after the alarm is raised.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm Triggered page is displayed.

Figure 7-3 Alarm Triggered Page

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2. In the Configure Alarm-Triggered Action column, click the icon for the camera you want to configure alarm-triggered storage for and then choose an option from the pop-up menu.

The Alarm-Triggered Action Configuration page is displayed.

Figure 7-4 Alarm-Triggered Action Configuration Page

3. In the Operation column of the Camera List area, click Add for the camera for which you want to configure alarm-triggered storage. The camera is added to the StorageAction List area.

Figure 7-5 Example–Camera Added to the Storage Action List

4. To enable alarm-triggered storage for more cameras, repeat step 3

5. After you have added all the desired cameras, click OK.

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NOTE

After alarm-triggered storage has occurred, you can view the alarm-triggered recording by clicking the icon on the History Alarm page (under Maintenance > Alarm Query > History).

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Preset

Purpose

This function is available for only PTZ cameras. When an alarm-triggered preset (position) is set for a PTZ camera, this camera will move to the preset position when an alarm is raised.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm-Triggered

Action Configuration page is displayed.

2. Click the Preset tab.

Figure 7-6 Configuring Alarm-Triggered Preset

3. In the Preset No. column, double-click the field for the camera and then select a number from the drop-down list, for example, preset No.2.

4. Click the Add button in the Operation column. The triggered preset is added to the

PresetAction List area.

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Figure 7-7 Preset Action List

5. To add more presets, repeat the above steps.

6. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Live Video to a Pane

Purpose

When this function is set for a camera, live video from the camera will be displayed in the bound pane when an alarm is raised, and meanwhile, the border of the pane will turn red to alert you.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm-Triggered

Action Configuration page is displayed.

2. Click the Configure Alarm-Triggered Live Video to User Pane tab.

Figure 7-8 Configure Alarm-Triggered Live Video to User Pane Tab

3. In the Camera List area, click Add in the Operation column for a camera, for example,

206.5.0.2. The camera is added to the action list as shown below.

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Figure 7-9 Add Camera to Action List

4. Select the check box for camera 206.5.0.2.

Figure 7-10 Select Camera

5. In the Users List, double-click the field in the Pane ID column, and then select a pane, for example, pane No.3, and then click Add in the operation column.

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Figure 7-11 Bind Pane to Camera

The camera is bound to the pane, as shown in the figure below.

Figure 7-12 Camera is Bound to Pane

6. Click OK.

Configuring an Output Boolean

Purpose

The purpose of setting an output Boolean is to enable the NVR to report alarms to some extended devices and trigger actions caused by an alarm.

This section takes alarm source 20660185In1 as an example and describes how to configure an output Boolean for alarm source 20660185In1.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm Triggering page is displayed.

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Figure 7-13 Alarm Triggering Page

2. In the Configure Alarm Triggered column, click the icon for the alarm input source, for example, 20660185In1, and then click the pop-up Input Boolean Alarm Action.

Figure 7-14 Configure Output Boolean Page

3. On the Alarm-Triggered Action Configuration page, click the Output Boolean tab. In the

Boolean List, find an available output Boolean as required. And then click Add in the

Operation column.

Figure 7-15 Output Boolean Tab

4. Click OK.

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Buzzer

Purpose

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After this function is set, the NVR device will trigger the buzzer to alert you when an alarm is raised.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm-Triggered

Action Configuration page is displayed.

2. Click the Buzzer tab.

Figure 7-16 Buzzer Tab

3. Select YES to enable this function and then click OK.

Configuring Alarm-Triggered Email

Purpose

Use this function so that the NVR device will be triggered to send an email to a specified address when an alarm is raised.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Alarm > Alarm Triggering. The Alarm-Triggered

Action Configuration page is displayed.

2. Click the Email tab.

Figure 7-17 Email Tab

3. Select YES, and then click OK.

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Arming and Disarming

Purpose

Use the arming/disarming function to start/stop the guard plan for an alarm source.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Arming&Disarming. The Arming&Disarming page is displayed. On this page all available guard plans are listed.

Figure 8-1 Arm&Disarming Page

2. Click in the Operation column for a guard plan, and then click start or stop as required.

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Network Settings

Some network settings must be configured before your NVR can operate on the network, depending on the configuration of your NVR. For detailed descriptions, read the following sections.

Configuring TCP/IP

Purpose

TCP/IP settings are the basic network settings for your NVR, including the NIC, IP address, subnet mask and gateway.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > TCP/IP. The TCP/IP page is displayed.

2. Set the parameters. The following shows an example. Some of the parameters are described

in Table 9-1.

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Figure 9-1 Setting TCP/IP

Table 9-1

TCP/IP Parameter Descriptions

NIC

MTU

Parameter Description

Acronym for Network Interface Card. By default your NVR uses eth0 to communicate with the connected cameras.

Acronym for Maximum Transmission Unit. Keep the default 1500 unless a modification is necessary.

IPv4 Settings

Obtain IP address via DHCP: Select this option only when you have a DHCP server which automatically assigns an IP address for your NVR.

Use the following IP address: Select this option if you want to set a static IP address, subnet mask, and gateway.

IP Address: IP address of your NVR.

Subnet Mask: Subnet mask of the network.

Gateway: IP address of your gateway, typically the IP address of your router. To set the gateway as the default route, select Default Route.

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring PPPoE

Purpose

This operation is necessary when your NVR supports access by Point-to-Point Protocol over

Ethernet (PPPoE). You may skip this section if your NVR does not support PPPoE.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > PPPoE. The PPPoE page is displayed.

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Figure 9-2 PPPoE Page

2. Select Enable.

3. Set the username and password for PPPoE access. The username and password are assigned by your ISP.

4. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring NAT

Purpose

NAT means Network Address Translation (NAT). When this function is enabled for your NVR, the private IP address and port number of your NVR will be translated into a public network address and port number, allowing your NVR to send information via the Internet.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > NAT. The NAT page is displayed.

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Figure 9-3 NAT Page

2. Click Enable.

3. Enter the public network address and public port number to which the private IP address and port number of your NVR will be mapped.

4. Click OK to save the settings.

Configuring UNP Client

Purpose

Set the Universal Network Passport (UNP) client so that your NVR can communicate with the UNP server. Before configuring an IP address for the UNP client, ensure that your NVR can communicate with the UNP server.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > UNP Client. The UNP Client page is displayed.

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Figure 9-4 UNP Client Page

2. Set the parameters in the UNP Client page. Some of the parameters are described below.

Table 9-2

UNP Parameter Descriptions

Parameter

Authentication

Description

Enables/disables the authentication function.

Username

Password

The Username and password of the UNP server.

Note: you can ignore the username and password if the authentication function is disabled.

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring Route

This operation is required if you want to save more routes on your NVR. The added routes can be used to connect cameras that are located in different LANs as your NVR.

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > Route. The Route page is displayed.

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Figure 9-5 Route page

2. Select the check box in the Enable column, for example, for index 0, and then enter the network segment, subnet mask, and gateway in the respective fields.

3. Click the Save button in the Config column.

Configuring SMTP

Purpose

The NVR can be set to send an alert email to specified users when an alarm is raised. Before you start configuring SMTP, ensure that your NVR is connected to the LAN where the SMTP server is located, and ensure that the LAN is connected to an intranet or the Internet, depending on the location of the e-mail accounts to which alert emails will be sent.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > SMTP. The SMTP page is displayed.

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Figure 9-6 SMTP Page

2. Set the parameters. Some of the parameters are described in the table below.

Table 9-3

Descriptions for Configuring SMTP Parameters

Parameter

Email Server

Port

Authentication

Description

Email server name.

Port number for the email server.

Select Enable if authentication is required.

If authentication is enabled, you need to set the username and password for authentication.

Name of the sender to be shown to the email receipt(s). Sender Name

Sender Address

Receipt

Address of the sender to be shown to the email receipt(s).

Email receipt.

Up to 10 receipts can be entered and which must be separated with a “;”.

3. After you have completed the settings, click Test to check the settings.

4. If the settings are correct, click OK.

Configuring DNS

Purpose

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This step is required if you use a Domain Name System (DNS) server for your NVR.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Network Configuration > DNS. The DNS page is displayed.

Figure 9-7 DNS Page

2. In the DNS Server IP Address text box, enter the IP address of the DNS server.

3. Click OK.

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NVR Management and Maintenance

Setting Your NVR

Set parameters for your NVR, including basic information, date and time, and language.

Setting Basic Information

Purpose

Set the basic information about your NVR, including the name and ID of your NVR, multicast settings, stream format, transfer protocol, and management mode.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Device Parameters > Basic Information. The Basic Information page is displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 10-1 Setting the Basic Information

2. Set the name and ID for your NVR.

3. Enable or disable multicast as required. For detailed descriptions about multicast, see 错误!

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4. For Stream Format and Protocol, keep the default setting unless a modification is necessary.

5. Set PTZ Release Time as required. This parameter sets the length of time that elapses before a

PTZ is released automatically when the user controlling the PTZ does not perform any operation and no other user is gaining control of the PTZ from the current user during this period.

6. For Server Management, select Server Management only when your NVR is managed by a higher-level management platform.

7. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Setting Date and Time

Purpose

Set date and time for your NVR.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Device Parameters > Date&Time. The Date&Time page is displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 10-2 Setting Date and Time

2. Select a correct time zone from the drop-down list for your NVR.

3. (Optional) Select Enable for NTP if you have an NTP server. After this function is enabled, you need to set the NTP server address. When the settings are completed, the time on your

NVR will be synchronized with the NTP server. The following shows an example.

Figure 10-3 Setting the Date and Time with NTP Enabled

4. Set the correct time in the Set Date&Time field.

5. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Setting the Language

1. Click Configuration > Device Parameters > Language.

2. Select the desired language from the drop-down list.

3. Click OK.

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Viewing System Version Information

Purpose

View version information of your NVR, including the device type, bar code, software and hardware versions, and Uboot and SCM versions.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Running Status > Version Information. The Version Information page is displayed.

Viewing Operation Information

Purpose

View information about operation status of your NVR, including the current system time, length of time that the system has been operating, CPU usage information, RAM information, etc.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Running Status > Device Running Information. The Device Running

Information page is displayed. The following shows an example.

Figure 10-4 Device Running Information

Viewing Network Status

Purpose

View the current status of the network, including information about the current NIC, link, IP address, subnet mask, and gateway.

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Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Running Status > Network Status. The Network Status page is displayed.

The following shows an example.

Figure 10-5 Network Status Page

2. Click Refresh to get the latest status information.

Viewing Service Statistics

Purpose

View service statistics of your NVR, such as the number of live video services established, number of two-way voice sessions, and number of users logged in to the NVR.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Running Status > Service Statistics. The Service Statistics page is displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 10-6 Service Statistics Page

Viewing Server Information

Purpose

This operation is effective only when your NVR is operating in management mode, which means your NVR is managed by a central server.

View server information, including the server IP address and the protocol being used for connection to the central server.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Running Status > Server Information. The Server Information page is displayed. If your NVR is operating in stand-alone mode, the Management Mode indicates stand-alone mode.

Viewing Alarms

View alarms in the system, including instant alarms and history alarms.

Viewing Instant Alarms

Purpose

View instant alarms in the system and handle these alarms as required based on alarm level.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Alarm Query > Instant Alarm. The Instant Alarm page is displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 10-7 Viewing Instant Alarms

2. View the detailed alarm information, including the alarm name, name of the involved device, alarm level, time of generation.

3. To acknowledge an alarm, select the alarm and then click the ACK button.

Viewing History Alarms

Purpose

View history alarms, including alarm name, involved devices, alarm level, time when the alarm is raised, and current alarm status.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Alarm Query > Instant Alarm. The History Alarm page is displayed.

Figure 10-8 History Alarm Page

2. (Optional) Set query conditions by specifying the device name, alarm type, time, alarm level, alarm status as required. The following shows an example.

Figure 10-9 Alarm Query Conditions

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3. Click Query. Alarms meeting the query conditions are listed. The following shows an example.

Figure 10-10 Retrieved Alarms

4. View the detailed alarm information. To view the recording triggered by an alarm, click in the Recording Query column. The live view window appears and starts to play the recording.

Exporting and Importing Configuration File

Purpose

To save the current configuration information, you can export the configuration file. You can also import configuration file to save the trouble of manually configuring the device repeatedly.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Export&Import. The Export&Import page is displayed.

Figure 10-11 Export&Import Page

2. Click Backup to generate the configuration file, and then click Export to save the file to PC. You can also import the configuration file (click Browse to select the file).

Restoring Default Settings

Purpose

Restore factory defaults for your NVR. Perform this operation with caution because you will lose all the current custom settings when the restore operation is completed.

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Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Default. The Default page is displayed.

Figure 10-12 Default Page

2. Click Default. A message appears for your confirmation.

3. Click YES to proceed, or click NO to cancel the operation.

Viewing Logs

Purpose

View the generated logs to gain information about events that have occurred in the system.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Log Query > Operation Log. The Operation Log page is displayed.

Figure 10-13 Operation Log Page

2. Select the desired items and set query conditions. The following shows an example.

Figure 10-14 Setting Log Query Conditions

3. Click Query to start query, or click Reset to set the query conditions all over again. The logs found based on your query conditions are displayed. The following shows an example.

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Figure 10-15 Retrieved Operation Logs

Exporting Logs

Purpose

Export all the logs generated in the system to a specified location for backup.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Export Log. The Operation Log page is displayed.

Figure 10-16 Export Log Page

2. Click Export. A dialog box appears.

3. Select the destination folder for the logs to be exported and then click OK.

Rebooting Your NVR

Purpose

Use the Web interface to reboot your NVR.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Reboot. The Reboot page is displayed.

Figure 10-17 Reboot Page

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2. Click Reboot. A message appears for your conformation.

3. Click YES to proceed, or click NO to cancel the operation.

Shutting Down Your NVR

Purpose

Use the Web interface to shut down your NVR.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Shutdown. The Shutdown page is displayed.

Figure 10-18 Shutdown Page

2. Click Shut Down. A message appears for your confirmation.

3. Click YES to proceed, or click NO to cancel the operation.

Upgrading Your NVR

Purpose

Upgrade your NVR to the latest version. Only admin can perform this operation.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > Device Maintenance > Upgrade. The Upgrade page is displayed.

Figure 10-19 Upgrade Page

2. Click Browse, locate the upgrade file in the dialog box, and then click OK.

3. Click Upload.

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User Management

This chapter describes how to manage users in the system. User management includes adding/deleting user, editing user information, locking/unlocking user, and configuring user permissions.

The system supports up to 31 users.

The system provides three roles: admin, administrator, and operator, the priority of which from high to low is in this same order. In operations to gain control of a resource, a role with higher priority wins. This is also true for users operating through the man-machine interface and the Web interface at the same time. For example, a man-machine interface administrator can gain control of a resource from a Web interface operator because an administrator has higher priority than an operator.

Adding a User

Purpose

This section provides an example that shows you how to add a user whose username and user ID is

001, whose role is Operator, and who has permissions to storage configuration, alarm configuration, alarm process, and log query.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > User Management > User Configuration. The User Configuration page is displayed.

Figure 11-1 User Configuration Page

2. Click the Add button. The Add User dialog box is displayed.

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Figure 11-2 Add User Dialog Box

3. Enter the user information, including user ID, username, role, and password. For example, enter 001 as the user ID and username, select Operator as the role. Enter other information as required.

Figure 11-3 Example - Adding user 001

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4. After you have completed the information, click OK to go back to the User Configuration page.

User 001 is displayed in the list.

Figure 11-4 Example - User 001 Added

5. In the Authentication Configuration column, click the icon. The Authentication Settings page is displayed.

Figure 11-5 Authentication Settings Page

6. In the camera list, select the camera you allow the user to use, and then select the service(s) that you allow the user to use, for example, PTZ Control, Video Playback.

7. In the Global Authentication area, select the permissions you want to assign to the user, for example, Storage Configuration, Alarm Configuration, Alarm Process, and Log Query.

Table 11-1

Global Authentication Description

Parameter

Storage Configuration

Alarm Configuration

Description

This parameter sets whether the user can configure storage in the system. If this option is not selected, the Storage menu under Configuration > Service Configuration is not displayed for the user.

This parameter sets whether the user can configure alarms in the system. If this option is not selected, the Alarm menu under Configuration > Service Configuration is not displayed.

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Parameter

Alarm Process

Description

This parameter sets whether the user can query alarms (under

Maintenance > Alarm Query) and acknowledge alarms by clicking the interface.

icon in the upper right of the Web

Integrated Communication

Log Query

This parameter sets whether the user can use the integrated communication functions such as 2-way audio and broadcast.

This parameter sets whether the user can query logs. If this option is not selected, the Maintenance > Log Query is not displayed for the user.

8. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Editing User Information

Purpose

Edit user information, including such as user role, contact information.

Steps

1. On the User Configuration page, click the icon in the Modify column for the user. The

Change User dialog box is displayed.

Figure 11-6 Change User dialog box

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2. Edit the user information as required. If you change the password for an online user, the user must use the new password for the next login. To change your own password, click the Set button in the upper-right corner of the page.

3. After you have completed the modification, click OK.

Locking or Unlocking a User

Purpose

Lock a user account so that the corresponding user has no access to the system. A locked user cannot perform any operation in the system until being unlocked. If a user is locked online, the user will be forced to log out and cannot log in until being unlocked.

Steps

1. On the User Configuration page, click Lock in the Lock/Unlock column for the user.

2. In the dialog box that appears, click YES to confirm the lock operation. The icon changes to in the User Status column, which means that the user is locked.

3. To unlock the user, click Unlock in the Lock/Unlock column and then click OK in the dialog box.

Deleting a User

Purpose

Delete an unneeded user account. A deleted user cannot log in to the system. If a user is deleted online, the user will be forced to log out of the system immediately.

Steps

1. Click Maintenance > User Management. The User Configuration page is displayed.

2. Select the user you want to delete and then click the Delete button.

3. In the dialog box that appears, click OK.

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Client Computer Settings

Purpose

You can set parameters for your client computer such as video transmission parameters, PTZ control parameters and image save parameters.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Client Configuration > Client Configuration. The Client Configuration page is displayed.

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Figure 12-1 Client Configuration Page

2. Set the parameters as required. Some of the parameters are described below.

Table 12-1

Parameter Descriptions for Client Configuration

Parameter

Smart Stream

Default Live Video Stream

Description

Enable/disable the auto-switch between main stream and sub stream.

Choose the default video stream used for live view when IPC is connected to NVR.

Live View Performance

Choose an appropriate way to process video data to meet your monitoring needs.

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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Others

Configuring Encoder

Purpose

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After adding an encoder, you can use the NVR to control the encoder like controlling an IPC.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > Encoder. The Encoder page is displayed.

Figure 13-1 Encoder Page

2. Click Add, and the Add Encoder dialog box is displayed. Configure the parameters as required.

Figure 13-2 Add Encoder Dialog Box

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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Configuring Voice Resource

Purpose

Voice resources that can be managed by NVR include encoders, IP cameras (that support audio function) and audio devices. By configuring voice resources, you can talk to single resource or broadcast voice signals to a broadcast group.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > Voice Resource. The Voice Resource page is displayed. On the Talk/Broadcast tab, the available voice resources are listed. On the

Broadcast Group tab, you can add broadcast groups.

Figure 13-3 Voice Resource Page

2. On the Talk/Broadcast tab, click and configure the voice resource parameters.

3. On the Broadcast Group tab, click Add to create a broadcast group. In the Add Broadcast

Group Resource dialog box, enter a group name and click OK.

Figure 13-4 Add Broadcast Group Resource Dialog Box

4. Click and allocate voice resources to the created group on the Broadcast Group Settings page.

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Figure 13-5 Broadcast Group Settings Page

5. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

NOTE

The audio devices connected with the audio in and audio out interfaces are the default voice resources on the Talk/Broadcast tab.

The cameras connected through ONVIF cannot be used as voice resources.

Configuring Serial Port

Purpose

Before using a serial port to control an extended device or to maintain the NVR, you must configure serial port parameters.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource configuration > Serial Port. The Serial Port page is displayed.

Available serial ports are listed on this page.

Figure 13-6 Serial Port Page

2. For maintenance, click to configure the serial port whose Port Type is RS232(RJ45), and set the serial parameters in the Serial Port Configuration dialog box.

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3. To control an extended device or set a transparent channel, click to configure the serial port whose port type is RS485(RJ45), and set transparent channel parameters in the Serial

Port Configuration dialog box.

Figure 13-7 Serial Port Configuration Dialog Box

Figure 13-8 Serial Port Configuration Dialog Box

4. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

Configuring Virtual Channel

Purpose

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The function of virtual channel is to encode multiple video streams into one stream thus lowering the bandwidth requirement. After configuring the virtual channel, you can see the multiple video streams in one pane.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > Virtual Channel. The Virtual Channel page is displayed. In the status column, click the icon to enable the virtual channel.

Figure 13-9 Virtual Channel Page

2. On the Virtual Camera Configuration page, set the parameters, and click OK to enable the virtual channel.

Figure 13-10 Virtual Configuration Page

3. After you enable the virtual channel, the status of the channel turns to Enabled.

Figure 13-11 Virtual Channel Page

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4. (Optional) To modify the channel parameters, click in the Config column.

Configuring Video Output

Purpose

By configuring the video output, you can customize the display of the video output interfaces, for example, auto-switch function and multi-screen display. The available output interfaces that can be configured vary with the device model.

By editing the corresponding video output interfaces, you can configure the display of virtual

channel. For details about configuring virtual channel, see Configuring Virtual Channel.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Resource Configuration > Video Output. The Video Output page is displayed.

Figure 13-12 Video Output Page

2. Click in the Preview Window column, and then the Preview Window dialog box is displayed.

Figure 13-13 Preview Window Dialog Box

3. Set the parameters and then click OK.

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Configuring Transparent Channel

Purpose

Transparent channel is used to transmit data without operating on them. After configuring the transparent channel, you can control an extended serial device remotely by a PC.

Prerequisite

You must correctly configure serial port before setting the transparent channel parameters. For

details about setting a serial port, see Configuring Serial Port.

Steps

1. Click Configuration > Service Configuration > Transparent Channel. The Transparent Channel page is displayed.

Figure 13-14 Transparent Channel Page

2. Click Add. The Add Transparent Channel dialog box is displayed. Set the transparent channel parameters as required.

Figure 13-15 Add Transparent Channel Dialog Box

3. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

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FAQs

Why ActiveX cannot be downloaded when I access the Web interface?

1. If no message appears to prompt you to download ActiveX, check your IE settings at Tools >

Internet options > Browsing history, and then select Every time I visit the webpage for Check

for newer versions of stored pages.

Figure 14-1 Checking Internet Options

Figure 14-2 Checking Website Data Settings

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2. If you cannot log in after entering the IP address in the address bar, add “ActiveX/Setup.exe” at the end of the IP address, for example, enter http://206.2.4.91/ActiveX/Setup.exe, and then try again.

Why I cannot log in after network connection is restored after a disconnection?

Answer: It takes around 5-20 seconds to restore after a network disconnection. So you need to wait for a while and then try again.

Why I cannot rebuild a RAID5?

Answer: The backup disk must be of the same size and brand.

Why the PTZ camera cannot be controlled?

Answer: Check the PTZ protocol and PTZ address and make sure that are set properly.

Some IPCs cannot be connected to the NVR through ONVIF. How to handle this?

Answer:

1. Check that the IPC settings including IP, port number, username and password are correct.

2. Check that the network connection between the IPC and the NVR is stable.

3. The resolution set for the IPC is lower than 1920 x 1080.

The NVR is disconnected from the LAN when PPPoE is enabled.

Answer: When the PPPoE is enabled, a new default route is created, and communication to other network segment on the LAN is disconnected because the default route has been changed, which means that the network connection between the IPC (in a different network segment as the NVR) is lost. So in this case, you need to add a route on the page as shown below.

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