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AHD DVR User Manual

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AHDDVR

UserManual

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CAUTION
Pleasereadthisusermanualcarefullytoensurethatyoucanusethedevicecorrectly
andsafely.
Theremaybeseveraltechnicallyincorrectplacesorprintingerrorsinthismanual.The
updateswillbeaddedintothenewversionofthismanual.Thecontentsofthismanualare
subjecttochangewithoutnotice.
Thisdeviceshouldbeoperatedonlyfromthetypeofpowersourceindicatedonthe
markinglabel.Thevoltageofthepowermustbeverifiedbeforeusing.Ifthedevicedoesnt
workforalongtime,pullouttheplugfromthesocket.
Donotinstallthisdevicenearanyheatsourcessuchasradiators,heatregisters,stoves
orotherdevicethatproduceheat.
Donotinstallthisdevicenearwater.Cleanonlywithadrycloth.
Placethedeviceinawellventilatedarea.
DonotpowerofftheDVRatnormalrecordingcondition!Thecorrectoperationtoshut
offDVRistostoprecordingfirstly,andthentoselectshutdownbuttonattherightofthe
menubartoexit,andfinallytocutoffthepower.
This machine is indoor using equipment. Do not expose the machine in rain or moist
environment.Incaseanysolidorliquidgetintothemachinescase,pleasecutoffthepower
supplyimmediately,andaskforqualifiedtechnicianstocheckthemachinebeforerestart
Donottrytorepairthedevicebyyourselfwithouttechnicalaidorapproval.
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involvedin.Thepicturesandscreenshotsinthismanualareonlyusedtoexplaintheusageof
ourproduct.Theownershipsoftrademarks,logosandotherintellectualpropertiesrelatedto
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ThismanualissuitableforAHDdigitalvideorecorders.Allexamplesandpicturesusedin
themanualarefrom16channelDVR.

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TableofContents
1 Introduction........................................................................................1
1.1DVRIntroduction....................................................................................................................1
1.2MainFeatures.........................................................................................................................1

2 HardwareInstallation.........................................................................3
2.1InstallHardDrive....................................................................................................................3
2.2FrontPanelDescriptions........................................................................................................4
2.3RemoteController..................................................................................................................7
2.4ControlwithMouse................................................................................................................7

2.4.1ConnectMouse....................................................................................................7
2.4.2UseMouse............................................................................................................7

3 BasicFunctionInstruction..................................................................8
3.1PowerOn/Off.........................................................................................................................8

3.1.1PowerOn..............................................................................................................8
3.1.2PowerOff..............................................................................................................9
3.2Login.......................................................................................................................................9
3.3LivePreview............................................................................................................................9
3.4LivePlayback.........................................................................................................................10

4 AddingIPCameras(ApplicableonlyforHybridModels)..................11
5 MainMenuSetupGuide...................................................................12
5.1BasicConfiguration...............................................................................................................14

5.1.1System.................................................................................................................14
5.1.2Date&Time........................................................................................................15
5.1.3DST......................................................................................................................15
5.2LiveConfiguration.................................................................................................................16

5.2.1Live......................................................................................................................16
5.2.2MainMonitor......................................................................................................17
5.2.3Mask....................................................................................................................17
5.3RecordConfiguration...........................................................................................................18

5.3.1Enable.................................................................................................................19
5.3.2RecordBitrate.....................................................................................................19
5.3.3Time....................................................................................................................20
5.3.4Stamp..................................................................................................................20
5.3.5RecycleRecord....................................................................................................21
5.3.6Snap....................................................................................................................21
5.4ScheduleConfiguration........................................................................................................21

5.4.1Schedule.............................................................................................................22
5.4.2MotionSchedule................................................................................................23
5.5AlarmConfiguration.............................................................................................................23

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5.5.1MotionAlarm......................................................................................................23
5.5.2VideoLoss...........................................................................................................25
5.5.3OtherAlarm........................................................................................................25
5.5.4AlarmOut...........................................................................................................26
5.6NetworkConfiguration.........................................................................................................27

5.6.1Network..............................................................................................................27
5.6.2SubStream..........................................................................................................28
5.6.3Email...................................................................................................................29
5.6.4Server..................................................................................................................29
5.6.5NAT......................................................................................................................30
5.6.6OtherSettings.....................................................................................................30
5.7UserManagementConfiguration.........................................................................................33
5.8P.T.ZConfiguration...............................................................................................................35
5.9Advanced..............................................................................................................................39

5.9.1Reset...................................................................................................................39
5.9.2Import/Export.....................................................................................................39
5.9.3Block/AllowList...................................................................................................39

6 Search,Playback&Backup...............................................................40
6.1TimeSearch..........................................................................................................................40
6.2EventSearch.........................................................................................................................41
6.3FileManagement..................................................................................................................41
6.4SearchbyImage...................................................................................................................42
6.5Backup..................................................................................................................................42

7 ManageDVR.....................................................................................44
7.1CheckSystemInformation...................................................................................................44

7.1.1SystemInformation............................................................................................44
7.1.2EventInformation...............................................................................................44
7.1.3LogInformation..................................................................................................44
7.1.4NetworkInformation..........................................................................................44
7.1.5OnlineInformation.............................................................................................44
7.1.6RecordInformation.............................................................................................44
7.1.7QRCODE..............................................................................................................44
7.2DiskManagement.................................................................................................................45
7.3Upgrade................................................................................................................................45
7.4Logoff....................................................................................................................................46

8 RemoteSurveillance.........................................................................47
8.1IERemoteSurveillancebyNAT............................................................................................47

8.1.1NATSettings........................................................................................................47
8.1.2NATAccess..........................................................................................................47
8.2IERemoteSurveillanceviaLAN&WAN...............................................................................48

8.2.1ViaLAN................................................................................................................48
8.2.2ViaWAN..............................................................................................................48

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8.3RemoteSurveillancethroughApplePC...............................................................................49

8.3.1ViaLAN................................................................................................................49
8.3.2ViaWAN..............................................................................................................50
8.4TheRemoteLivePreview.....................................................................................................51
8.5RemotePlayback&Backup..................................................................................................53

8.5.1RemotePlayback................................................................................................53
8.5.2RemoteBackup...................................................................................................56
8.6RemoteSystemConfiguration.............................................................................................57
8.7Tools.....................................................................................................................................57
8.8RemoteManagement..........................................................................................................57
8.9ByPhoneswithiPhoneOS....................................................................................................58
8.10ByPhoneswithAndroid.....................................................................................................65

AppendixA:FAQ....................................................................................69
AppendixB:CalculateRecordingCapacity............................................73
AppendixC:CompatibleDevices...........................................................73
Notes:....................................................................................................75

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Introduction

1.1 DVRIntroduction
Thismodelisstandard720P/960HhighresolutionAHDDVR(AnalogHighDefinitionDigitalVideo
Recorder),whichadoptshighperformancevideoprocessingchipsandembeddedLinuxsystem.
Meanwhile,itutilizesmanymostadvancedtechnologies,suchasstandardH.264withlowbit
rate,dualstream,SATAinterface,VGAoutputmousesupported,IEbrowsersupportedwithfull
remotecontrol,mobileview(byphones),etc.,whichensureitspowerfulfunctionsandhigh
stability.Duetothesedistinctivecharacteristics,itiswidelyusedinbanks,telecommunication,
transportation,factories,warehouse,andirrigationandsoon.

1.2 MainFeatures
COMPRESSIONFORMAT

StandardH.264compressionwithlowbitrateandbetterimagequality

LIVESURVEILLANCE

SupportsHDMI/VGAoutput
Supports Analog/AHD video input, the odd and even channels (such as Channel 1 and
Channel2,Channel3andChannel4,etc.)mustbeconnectedtothesamevideosource(960H
orAHDsignalmaybeoptional)

Supportschannelsecuritybyhidinglivedisplay

Displaythelocalrecordstateandbasicinformation

SupportsUSBtomakefullcontrol
RECORDMEDIA

SupportsoneSATAHDDtorecordforalongertimewithoutanylimitation

BACKUP

SupportsUSB2.0devicestobackup
SupportssavingrecordedfileswithAVIstandardformattoaremotecomputerthrough
internet

RECORD&PLAYBACK

Recordmodes:Manual,ScheduleandMotiondetectionrecording
SupportsrecycleafterHDDfull
Resolution,framerateandpicturequalityareadjustable
1audiochannelsavailable
Threerecordsearchmodes:timesearch,eventsearchandimagesearch
4/8channelsplaybacksimultaneously
Supportsdeletingandlockingtherecordedfilesonebyone
SupportsremoteplaybackinNetworkClientthroughLANorinternet

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ALARM

Supportsscheduleformotiondetection
Supportsprerecordingandpostrecording

PTZCONTROL

SupportsvariousPTZprotocols
Supports128PTZpresetsand8autocruisetracks
SupportsremotePTZcontrolthroughinternet

SECURITY

Customize user right: log search, system setup, two way audio, file management, disk
management,remotelogin,liveview,manualrecord,playback,PTZcontrolandremoteliveview

Supports1administratorand63users

Supportseventlogrecordingandchecking,eventsunlimited
NETWORK

SupportsTCP/IP,DHCP,PPPoE,DDNSprotocol
SupportsNATtechnology
SupportsIEbrowsertodoremoteview
SupportsQRCODEScanningthroughmobilephoneclient
Supportssetupclientconnectionamount
Supports dual stream. Network stream is adjustable independently to fit the network
bandwidthandenvironment

Supportspicturesnapandcoloradjustmentinremotelive

Supportsremotetimeandeventsearch,andchannelplaybackwithpicturesnap

SupportsremotePTZcontrolwithpresetandautocruise

Supportsremotefullmenusetup,changingalltheDVRparametersremotely

SupportsmobilesurveillancebyMobiledeviceswithiOS/AndroidOS

SupportsCMStomanagemultidevicesoninternet

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HardwareInstallation

2.1 InstallHardDrive
ChecktheunitandtheaccessoriesaftergettingtheDVR.Pleasedontpoweruptheunittillthe
physicalinstallationiscomplete.
Notice: 1. This series support one SATA hard drive. Please use the hard drive the
manufacturersrecommendspeciallyforsecurityandsafefield.
2.PleasecalculateHDDcapacityaccordingtotherecordingsetting.Pleasereferto
AppendixBCalculateRecordingCapacity.

Loosenthescrewsonthebackandside TakeouttheHDD.
ofthedevicetoremovethecover.

Put the HDD on the bo om of the Turn over the device and fix the HDD
device. withthescrews.

Connectthepoweranddatacables. Installthecoverbackandfixitwiththe
screws.

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2.2 FrontPanelDescriptions
The front paneldescriptions are only for reference; please make the object as the standard.

Notice:Thefrontpaneldescriptionsareonlyforreference;pleasemaketheobjectasthestandard.

MiniMetalCase(MM)

Item
1

Type
Workstate
indicator

Compound
button
IRreceiver

USB

Name

Description

Power
Net
REC

Powerindicator,whenconnection,thelightisblue
Whenaccesstonetwork,thelightisblue
Whenrecording, thelightisblue

Fn

Changethedisplayoutputtype(LongPress)

IR

Forremotecontroller
externalUSBdevices(USBflash,USBHDDforbackup,updatefirmware,
USBmouse)

USBport

Small1UCase

Frontpaneldescription:

Item

Type
Workstate
indicator

Compound
button

Name
Power
HDD
Net
Backup
Play
REC
MENU/+
BACKUP/
RECORD/FOCUS
REW/SPEED

Description
Powerindicator,whenconnection,thelightisblue
WhenHDDiswritingandreading,thelightisblue
Whenaccesstonetwork,thelightisblue
Whenbackupfilesanddata, thelightisblue
Whenplayingvideo, thelightisblue
Whenrecording, thelightisblue
1.Entermenuinlive
2.Increasethevalueinsetup
1.Decreasethevalueinsetup
2.Enterbackupmodeinlive
1.Recordmanually
2.FOCUSfunctionenablesatPTZmode.
1.Rewindkey 2.SPEEDfunctionenablesatPTZmode

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Type

Item

Name

Description

SEARCH/ZOOM
PLAY/IRIS
FF/P.T.Z.
STOP/ESC
Inputbutton

Directionbutton
Multiscreen
Enterbutton
IR

3
4

IRreceiver
USB

USBport

ExternalIR

EXT_IR

1.Entersearchmode
2.ZOOMfunctionenablesatPTZmode.
1.Enterplayinterface
2.IRISfunctionenablesatPTZmode
1.Fastforward
2.EnterPTZmodeinlive
1.Quitplaymode
2.Exitthecurrentinterfaceorstatus
Changedirectiontoselectitems
Changescreendisplaymodelike1/4/9channel
Confirmselection
Forremotecontroller
externalUSBdevices(USBflash,USBHDDforbackup,updatefirmware,
USBmouse)
ExtensionfortheIRreceiver

1UCase

Item

Type

Workstate
indicator

Compound
button

Name
Power
HDD
Net
Backup
Play
REC
MENU/+
BACKUP/
RECORD/FOCUS
REW/SPEED
SEARCH/ZOOM
PLAY/IRIS
FF/P.T.Z.
STOP/ESC

3
4
5
6
7

DigitalInput

Inputbutton
IRreceiver

USB
ExternalIR

110
Directionbutton
Multiscreen
Enterbutton
IR
USBport
EXT_IR

Description
Powerindicator,whenconnection,thelightisblue
WhenHDDiswritingandreading,thelightisblue
Whenaccesstonetwork,thelightisblue
Whenbackupfilesanddata, thelightisblue
Whenplayingvideo, thelightisblue
Whenrecording, thelightisblue
1.Entermenuinlive
2.Increasethevalueinsetup
1.Decreasethevalueinsetup
2.Enterbackupmodeinlive
1.Recordmanually
2.FOCUSfunctionenablesatPTZmode.
1.Rewindkey 2.SPEEDfunctionenablesatPTZmode
1.Entersearchmode
2.ZOOMfunctionenablesatPTZmode.
1.Enterplayinterface
2.IRISfunctionenablesatPTZmode
1.Fastforward
2.EnterPTZmodeinlive
1.Quitplaymode
2.Exitthecurrentinterfaceorstatus
1.Inputnumber19orchoosecamera/Inputnumber0,10andtheabove
numbertogetherwithotherdigitalkeys
Changedirectiontoselectitems
Changescreendisplaymodelike1/4/9channel
Confirmselection
Forremotecontroller
externalUSBdevices(USBflash,USBHDDforbackup,updatefirmware,
USBmouse)
ExtensionfortheIRreceiver

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Item
1
2
3
4
5
6

Nam
e
PowerButton
DVDbutton
Keys09
(0/)
Audio/+
P.T.Z./
Inputbutton

Workstateindicator

Functionbutton

10
11
12
13

Jog
USB
IRreceiver
ExternalIR

F
Softswitchofftostopfirmwarerunning.Doitbeforepoweroff.
Pressthisbutton,usercanplacetheDVDtodobackup.
Inputnumber19orchoosecamera
1.Representschannelnumber. 2.Indicatesdigitalnumber0
1.Controlvoice2.Increasethevalueinsetup
1.EnterPTZmodeinlive2.Decreasethevalueinsetup
Directionbutton
Changedirectiontoselectitems
Multiscreen
Changescreendisplaymodelike1/4/9/16channel
Enterbutton
Confirmselection
REC
Whenrecording, thelightisblue
HDD
WhenHDDiswritingandreading,thelightisblue
Backup
Whenbackupfilesanddata, thelightisblue
Net
Whenaccesstonetwork,thelightisblue
Play
Whenplayingvideo, thelightisblue
Power
Powerindicator,whenconnection,thelightisblue
MENU
Entermenuinlive
INFO
Checkdata,sameas:Mainmenu=>Information

Enter backup mode in live


BACKUP
Enter search mode
SEARCH
Rewind
REW
Fast forward
FF
REC
Record manually
Play/Pause
PLAY
Stop/Esc
STOP
Controlrewind/fastforward/framewhenplayingtheimage.
externalUSBdevices(USBflash,USBHDDforbackup,updatefirmware,USBmouse)
IR
Remotecontrollerreceiver
EXT_IR
ExtensionfortheIRreceiver

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2.3 RemoteController
ItusestwoAAAsizebatteries.
Openthebatterycoveroftheremotecontroller.
Placebatteries.Pleasetakecarethepolarity(+and).
Replacethebatterycover.
Theinterfaceofremotecontrollerisshownbelow.

Button
REC
Search
MEUN
Exit
ENTER
Direction
button
ZOOM
PIP

Function
Recordmanually.
Toentersearchmode.
Toentermenu.
Toexitthecurrentinterface.
Toconfirmthechoiceorsetup.
Tomovecursorinsetup.

Multi
Next

Tozoomin.
Tosetpictureinpicture.
To control playback. Play/Pause/Stop/Previous
Section/NextSection/Rewind/FastForward.
Tochoosemultiscreendisplaymode.
Toswitchbetweensinglepictureandpicturegroup.

SEQ

Toenterautodwellmode.

INFO

Get information about DVR like firmware version,


HDDinformation.

2.4 ControlwithMouse
2.4.1ConnectMouse
ItsupportsUSBmousethroughtheportsontherearpanel.
Ifmouseisnotdetectedordoesntwork,checkbelowsteps:
1.MakesurethemouseispluggedintheUSBmouseport.
2.Trywithagoodknowmouse.

2.4.2UseMouse
Duringlive:
Doubleclickonanycamerawindowtoseethefullscreen.Doubleclickagaintoreturntothe
previousscreen.
Rightclicktorevealthecontrolmenuonthescreen.Rightclickagaintohidethemenu.

InConfiguration:
Clicktoenteraparticularoption.Rightclicktocanceltheoptionortoreturntotheprevious
menu.
Inordertoinputavalueinaparticularscreen,movecursortotheinputboxandclick.Aninput
window will appear as below. It supports digits, alphabets and symbols input. Click Shift
buttontoinputcapitallettersandsymbols;clickShiftbuttonagaintoreturn.
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Itsupportsmousedrag.Takesettingupmotiondetectionareaforexample:Clickcustomized,
holddowntheleftbuttonanddragtosetmotiondetectionarea.

InPlayback:
Clicktochoosetheoptions.Rightclicktoreturntolivemode.

InBackup:
Clicktochoosetheoptions.Rightclicktoreturntopreviouspicture.

InPTZControl:
ClickleftbuttontochoosethebuttonstocontrolthePTZ.Clickrightbuttontoreturntolive.

Note:Mouseisthedefaulttoolforalloperationsunlessanexception,asindicated.

BasicFunctionInstruction

3.1 PowerOn/Off
Beforeyoupowerontheunit,pleasemakesurealltheconnectionisgood.

3.1.1PowerOn

Connectwiththepower.

ThedevicewillbootandthepowerLEDwouldturnblue.

AWIZARDwindowwillpopupandshowsomeinformationabouttimezone,timesetup,
networkconfiguration,recordconfigurationanddiskmanagement.Usercansetuphere
andrefertotheconcretesetupstepsfromthecorrespondingchapters.Ifusersdont
wanttosetupWizard,pleaseclickExitbuttontoexit.PressandholdFN/ESCkeyto
switchtheresolutionofVGAandHDMIoutput.

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3.1.2PowerOff
Youcanpoweroffthedevicebyusingremotecontroller,keyboardormouse.

GotoMainMenuandthenselectShutDownicontopopuptheShutdownwindow.

ClickOK.Thentheunitwillpoweroffafterawhile.

Disconnectthepower.

3.2 Login
UsercanloginorlogofftheDVRsystem.Onceloggedofftheusercannotdoanyotheroperation
exceptchangingthemultiscreendisplay.

Fig31Login

Notice:Thedefaultusernameisadminandthedefaultpasswordis123456.
Forcompleteoperationalstepsforchangingpassword,addingordeletingusers,please
refertosection4.7UserManagementConfiguration.

3.3 LivePreview

Fig32LivePreviewInterface

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Symbol

Meaning

Green

Manualrecord

Yellow

Motiondetectionrecord

Blue

Schedulerecord

3.4 LivePlayback
ClickPlaybackbuttontoplaybacktherecord.RefertoFig33.Usercandocompleteoperation
byclickingthebuttonsonscreen.

Fig33LivePlayback

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AddingIPCameras(ApplicableonlyforHybridModels)

ThischaptermainlyintroduceshowtoconnectmultipleIPcamerasthroughNVR.OnceyoufinishaddingIP
cameras,youcanseetheliveimagesthroughthemonitoroftheNVR.

ToaddIPcamerasviaLAN:
Step1:PleaseenterMenuIPCameratab.RefertoFig41.ClickSearchbuttontosearchthedevicesin
thesamenetwork.

Fig41DeviceManagement

Step2:Enterintothesearchtab.ClickRefreshtorefreshthesearcheddevices.YoucanmodifytheIP
addressofthesearcheddevicebycheckingthedeviceandclickingSetupbutton.

Fig42SearchDevices

Note:IfthenetworkofIPcamerasandNVRareinLAN,theirIPaddressmustbeinthesamenetwork
segment.Forexample:IftheIPaddressofNVRis192.168.013.057,theIPaddressofIPcameramust
be192.168.013.XXX.
Step3:ChoosethesearcheddevicesandclickOKbuttontoaddthesedevices.Theaddedcameraswillbe
listedinthedevicemanagementinterface.
Step4:ChoosethecameradeviceandclickSetupbuttontoenablethecamera.RefertoFig43.Check
theenablecheckbox,selectchannelandinputtheusernameandpasswordofthisdevice.ThenclickOK
tosavesettings.

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Fig43AddDevice

ToaddIPcamerasviaWAN:
Step1:PleaseenterMenuIPCameratab.RefertoFig41.
Step2:ClickAddbuttontopopupawindowsimilartoFig43.YouneedtocheckEnablebox,select
channel,manufacturerandproductmodelandmanuallyinputIPaddress,serverport,usernameand
passwordofthisdevice.

Note:IftheNVRandtheIPcamerasyouwanttoaddarebothinWAN,theIPaddressoftheIPcamera
inputheremustbeWANIP.YoushouldforwardtheLANIPaddressandportoftheIPcamerainthe
routeranduseitsWANIPaddress,providedthattheIPcameraisinlocalareanetwork,otherwise,
theNVRcannotconnectthisIPcamera.

MainMenuSetupGuide
ClickrightmouseorpressFN/ESCbuttononthefrontpanelandthenthecontrolbarwilldisplay
atthebottomofthescreen.RefertoFig41.

Fig41MainMenuToolbar

ScreenMode:Clicktoselectscreenmode.Clickthe
iconbesidethescreendisplaymode
toselectchannels.Imagescandragtoanyplacetodisplayintheliveinterface.
Dwell:Dwellmeanstodisplayliveimagesfromdifferentcamerasinasequence.Theimagesmay
be displayed as a single channel or in a grid fashion from different cameras. Dwell mode is
enabledonlywhenthechosendisplaymodeisnotabletodisplayalltheavailablecameras.
Color:Ifthisbuttonisenabled,youcanadjustthecoloroflivepictures.
EZoom:Singlechannellargescreenelectronicamplification.

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Audio:Enablesound.
PTZ:ClickthePTZbuttontocontrolrotationposition,speedandautoscanofthePTZ.
Snap:Clickthisbuttontosnapthelivepictures.Thesepictureswillautomaticallybesavedinthe
SATAdisk.
Record:Clickthisbuttontostart/stoprecording.
Playback:Clickthisbuttontoplaybacktherecordfiles.Clickthe
iconbesidetheplayback
icontoselectplaybacktime.Forexample,if2minutesisselectedandthenclickplaybackbutton,
itwillstarttoplayfrom2minutesago.
Usercanclick

buttonanddragitanywherewiththeleftmouse.

ClickMenu
buttontopopupawindowasFig42.YoucanalsopressMENUbuttonon
thefrontpaneloroperatewithremotecontrollertodisplaythemainmenu.ClickingSetupicon
willpopuptheconfigurationmenu:

Fig42Setup

*Notice:IPCamerasetupisavailableonlyinversion3.4.3andhigherandnot
supportedbySA4100AHD1(MM)

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5.1 BasicConfiguration
Basicconfigurationincludesthreesubmenus:system,date&timeandDST.

5.1.1System
GotoMainMenuSetupBasicSysteminterface.RefertoFig43.

Fig43BasicConfigurationSystem

Inthisinterfaceyoucansetupthedevicename,deviceID,videoformat,maxnetworkusers,
VGAresolution,languageandsoon.Thedefinitionsforeveryparametersdisplayasbelow:
DeviceName:Thenameofthedevice.ItmaydisplayontheclientendorCMSthathelpuserto
recognizethedeviceremotely.
DeviceID:ThisIDisusedtomapthespeeddomecameras.
VideoFormat:Twomodes:PALandNTSC.Usercanselectthevideoformataccordingtothatof
camera.
PasswordCheck:Ifthisoptionisenabled,theuserwouldneedtoinputtheusernameandthe
passwordforperformingcorrespondingoperations.
ShowSystemTime:Ifselected,thecurrenttimewillbedisplayedduringlivemonitoring.
MaxOnlineUsers:TosetthemaxnumberofconcurrentuserloginsintheDVR.
VideoOutput:Theresolutionoflivedisplayinterface.
Language:Setupthemenulanguage.

Note:Afterchangingthelanguageandvideooutput,thedeviceneedstologinagain.

LogoutAfter(Minutes):Ausercansetupthescreenintervaltime(30s,60s,180s,300s).Ifthere
isnoanyoperationwithinthesettingperiod,thedevicewillautologoutandreturntologin
interface.
ShowWizard:Ifselected,theGUIwouldlaunchthestartupwizardoneveryboot,allowingthe
usertodobasicsetup.
NoImageWhenLogout:Ifselected,therewillbenoimageshowingwhenloggingout.

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5.1.2Date&Time

GotoMainMenuSetupBasicDate&Timeinterface.RefertoFig44.

Fig44BasicConfigurationDate&Time

Setthedateformat,timeformat,timezoneinthisinterface;checkmarkSyncTimeWith
NTPServertorefreshNTPserverdate.Youcanalsoadjustsystemdatemanually.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

5.1.3DST

GotoMainMenuSetupBasicDSTinterface.RefertoFig45.

Fig45BasicConfigurationDST

In this interface, enable daylight saving time, time offset, mode, start & end
month/week/date,etc.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

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5.2 LiveConfiguration
Liveconfigurationincludesthreesubmenus:live,mainmonitorandmask.

5.2.1Live
Inthisinterface,youcansetupcameranameandadjustcolors.
Tosetupcameraname:

GotoMainMenuSetupLive.RefertoFig46.

Fig46LiveConfigurationLive

Asoftwarekeyboardwillpopupbyclickingcameranamearea.Clickthelettersand(or)
digitalnumbersonthekeyboardtoinputthenameyouwanttodisplayinliveimage.

Checkmarkthecameranameintheshownamearea.

AllchannelswillshowthecameranamebycheckingAllcheckbox.

ClickApplytosavethesetting.

Tosetupcolor:
ClickSettingbuttonforaparticularcamera/channeltoseeawindowasFig47.

Inthisinterface,youcanadjustbrightness,hue,saturationandcontrastinlive.Click
OKbuttontosavethesetting.

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Fig47LiveColorAdjustment

5.2.2MainMonitor
Themainmonitorsettingsallowyoutosetcamerasequenceinlivedisplaymode.
Operatethefollowingstepstosetmainmonitor:

GotoMainMenuSetupLiveMainMonitorinterface.RefertoFig48.

Fig48LiveConfigurationMainMonitor

Selectdisplaymodeandchannel.
Selectdwelltime.Click
Click

buttontosetupthepreviouschannelgroupsofdwellpicture.

buttontosetthelatterchannelgroupsofdwellpicture.

ClickApplytosavethesetting.

5.2.3Mask
Ifthereissomethingyoudontwanttodisplayintheliveimage.Youcansetmask.Foragiven
channelamaximumofthreeareascanbemasked.

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Tosetupmaskarea:

GotoMainMenuSetupLiveMaskinterface.

Fig49LiveConfigurationMask

ClickSettingbuttontogotoliveimage.

Pressanddragtheleftmousebuttontosetmaskareaasshownbelow.

Rightclicktoexitthemasksettinginterface.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

Todeletemaskarea:

ClickSettingbuttoninthemaskinterface.

Selectacertainmaskedareaanddoubleclicktodeletethatmaskedarea.

ThenclickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

Fig410SettingMaskArea

5.3 RecordConfiguration
Recordconfigurationincludessixsubmenus:enable,recordbitrate,time,recyclerecord,stamp
andsnap.
Before Configuration, please make sure your DVR has been installed with HDD and has
completeditsinitialization.

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5.3.1Enable

GotoMainMenuSetupRecordEnableinterface.RefertoFig411.

Fig411RecordConfigurationEnable

Parameter

Meaning

Record

Toenable/disablerecordingforthechannel

Audio

Toenable/disableaudiorecordingforthechannel

Checkmarkrecordandaudio.

SelectAlltosetupthesamesettingsforallchannels.

5.3.2RecordBitrate

GotoMainMenuSetupRecordRecordBitrate.RefertoFig412.

Fig412RecordConfigurationRecordBitrate

Setuprate,resolution,quality,encodeandmaxbitstream.

SelectAlltosetthesamesettingsforallchannels.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

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Parameter
Rate
Resolution
Quality
Encode
Maxbitstream

Meaning
720P:115NTSC/112(PAL);960H:130NTSC/125(PAL).
Thisseriessupports720P,960H.
The higher the value is, the clearer the recorded image is. Six options:
lowest,lower,low,medium,higherandhighest.
VBRandCBR.
Youshalladjustitsubjecttotheactualnetworkcondition.

5.3.3Time

GotoMainMenuSetupRecordTimeinterfacetosetrecordingtime.RefertoFig4
13.

SetPrealarmrecordtimeandpostalarmrecordtime.SelectAlltosetthesamesettings
forallchannels.
PrealarmRecordTime:Setthetimeinsecondstoprerecordbeforetheactualrecording
begins.
PostalarmRecordTime:Setthetimeinsecondstopostrecordaftertheactualrecording
hasfinished,fiveoptions:10s,15s,20s,30s,60s,120s,180sand300s.
ExpireTime: Set the expiration time for recorded video. If the set date is overdue, the
recordedfileswillbedeletedautomatically.

ClickApplytosavethesetting.

Fig413RecordConfigurationTime

5.3.4Stamp
ThisprovidesanoptiontoenableordisabletheCameraNameandtheTimestamponthevideo.
Theusercanalsochooseapositionforthestamponthescreen.
Tosetupstampasfollows:

GotoMainMenuSetupRecordStampinterface.RefertoFig414.

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Fig414RecordConfigurationStamp

Checkmarkcameranameandtimestamp.ClickSettingbuttontosetupthepositionof
thestamp.Youcandragthecameranameandtimestampatrandompositions.Referto
belowFigures.

SelectAlltosetupallchannelswiththesameparameters.

Beforedrag Afterdrag

5.3.5RecycleRecord
This option is used to recycle the HDD space once it is full. If enabled, the system will
automaticallydeletetheoldrecordsandrecyclethespaceifitiscompletelyutilized.Thesetting
stepsareasfollows:

GotoMainMenuSetupRecordRecycleRecordinterface.

Checkmarkrecyclerecordtoactivateautorecycling.Iftheoptionisdisabledornot
selected,theDVRwouldstoprecordingonceHDDisfull.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

5.3.6Snap
Inthisinterface,usercansetupresolution,quality,snapinterval,snapnumber.

5.4 ScheduleConfiguration
Scheduleconfigurationincludestwosubmenus:scheduleandmotion.

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5.4.1Schedule
Thistaballowsdefiningschedulefornormalrecordingforsevendaysofaweek,24hoursofa
day. Every row denotes an hourly timeline for a day. Click the grid to do relevant setup. A
highlightedareadenotesselectedtimeline.Operatethefollowingstepstosetschedule:

GotoMainMenuSetupScheduleinterface.RefertoFig415.

Fig415ScheduleConfigurationSchedule

Selectchannelandclick
buttontoaddacertaindayschedule.Click
button
todeletetheselectedschedule.
Ifyouwanttoapplytheschedulesettingofacertainchanneltootherorallchannels,youneed
toselectchannelandclickCopybutton.
Youcanalsosetweekschedulebydoubleclickinginthegriddingarea.Thiswilltakeyoutosee
adialogboxasFig416.

Fig416ScheduleWeekSchedule

SelectadayandclickAddtosetstarttimeandendtime.Thenclick

Select other days and add schedule or copy settings from one schedule to the others
undertheApplySettingsToitem.

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5.4.2MotionSchedule
Thistaballowstosetscheduleformotionbasedrecording.Thesettingstepsareasfollows:

GotoMainMenuSetupScheduleMotiontab.

Thesetupstepsforscheduleformotionbasedrecordingaresimilartonormalschedule
setup.Youcanreferto4.4.1Schedulefordetails.

Note:Thedefaultscheduleofmotionbasedrecordingis247.Ifyouwanttoactivate
motionbasedrecording,youmustenablemotionalarmandsetupscheduleformotion
alarm(seeChapter4.5.1MotionAlarmformoredetails).

5.5 AlarmConfiguration
Alarmconfigurationincludesfoursubmenus:motion,videoloss,otheralarmandalarmout.

5.5.1MotionAlarm
Motionincludestwosubmenus:motionandschedule.Thestepstosetmotionalarmareas
follows:

GotoMainMenuSetupAlarmMotion.RefertoFig417.

Fig417AlarmConfigurationMotion

Enablemotionalarm,setalarmholdtimewhichreferstothetimetillwhichthesystem
willwaitforfurtherdetectionofmotion.e.g.Iftheholdingtimeissetto10seconds,once
thesystemdetectsamotion,itwillgotoalarmbutwouldnotdetectanyothermotion
alarm(specifictochannel)until10seconds.Ifthereisothermotiondetectedduringthis
perioditisconsidereditascontinuousmovement,otherwiseitwillbeconsideredasa
singlemotion.

ClickSettingbuttonundertheTriggerarea.Thenawindowwillpopupasbelow:

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Fig418AlarmConfigurationMotionTrigger

Buzzer:Ifselected,thelocalbuzzerwouldbeactivatedonanalarm.
ShowFullScreen:Ifselected,therewillpopupthechosenchannelonthemonitoronanalarm
trigger.
Email:Ifselected,theDVRwillsendanemailalerttothepreconfiguredemailaddressincase
ofamotionbasedalarmfromtheparticularinput.
Snap:Ifselected,thesystemwillsnapimagesofthecheckedchannelsonanalarmandsave
themintheHDDautomatically.

GotoToRecordtab.Selectrecordingchannels.Itwouldberecordedincaseofanalarm.
ClickOKbuttontosavethesetting.

GotoToPTZtab.Setpreset,cruiseandtrackoptionsforaPTZincaseofasensorbased
alarm.SingleormultiplePTZunitscouldbeprogrammedtoperformthisfunctiononthe
samealarm.

AfterclickingAreabutton,adialogboxwillpopupasFig419.

Fig419MotionArea

IntheAreainterface,youcandragslidebartosetthesensitivityvalue(18).Thehigher
thevalueisthemoresensitiveitistomotion.Sincethesensitivityisinfluencedbycolor
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andtime(dayornight),youcanadjustitsvalueaccordingtothepracticalconditions.Left
clickthegridanddragtodeletearea.Click
area.Click

icontosetthewholeareaasdetection

icontoclearthesetdetectionarea.Click

icontotestthesensitivity

as per the localconditions. Once motion is sensed, it displays afigure icon. Click
icon,tosavethesetting.Click

icontoexitthecurrentinterface.

Note:Priortosettingmotiondetectionfielditisrecommendedthatyouclick
tocleartheexistingfieldandsetafresh.

icon

SelectAlltosetthesamesettingsforallchannels.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

GotoScheduletab.Thesettingstepsforscheduleformotionbasedalarmaresimilarto
normalschedulesetup(seeChapter4.4.1formoredetails).

5.5.2VideoLoss
ThisDVRcanbesetuptodetectvideoloss.Thesettingstepsareasfollows:

GotoMainMenuSetupAlarmVideoLoss.RefertoFig420.

Thesetupstepsofvideolosstriggeraresimilartomotiontriggersetting.(SeeChapter
4.5.1MotionTriggersettingformoredetails).

Fig420AlarmConfigurationVideoLoss

5.5.3OtherAlarm
ThistabgivesachoicetoconfigurealarmforDiskFull,IPConflict,theDisconnectevent,Disk
AttenuationorDiskLost.

GotoMainMenuSetupAlarmOtherAlarm.RefertoFig421.

Usethedropdownmenuandselecttheeventorthealarm.

Checktherequiredtriggeroptions.

IftheselectedeventisDiskFull,thenusethedropdownboxforDiskShortageAlarm
tochooseathresholdvalueforremainingHDDspace.Ifthethresholdvalueisreached,
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thesystemwilltriggertheDiskFullAlarm.

ClickApplytosavethesetting.

Fig421OtherAlarm

5.5.4AlarmOut
Tosetupalarmout:

GotoMainMenuSetupAlarmAlarmOut.RefertoFig422.

Fig422AlarmOut

CheckmarkBuzzerandsetbuzzeralarmholdtime.Thiswouldtriggerthebuzzerwhenthe
systemisonanalarm.

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5.6 NetworkConfiguration
NetworkconfigurationincludesNetwork,SubStream,Email,Server,NATandOtherSettings.
NetworksettingsmustbeconfiguredifDVRisusedformonitoringovernetwork.

5.6.1Network
Tosetupnetwork:

GotoMainMenuSetupNetworktab.RefertoFig423.

SetHTTPport.ThedefaultHTTPportis80.Ifthevalueischanged,youshalladdtheport
numberwhentypingIPaddressinIEaddressblank.e.g.IfHTTPportissetto82andIP
address is http://192.168.0.25, you should input the following IP address:
http://192.168.0.25:82intoIEbrowser.

Setserverport.Thedefaultserverportis6036.

Connectinternet.Therearethreewaystoconnectinternet.

Fig423NetworkConfigurationNetwork

IfyouhaveaDHCPserverrunningandwouldlikeyourDVRtoautomaticallyobtainanIP
address and other network settings, check the checkbox beside Obtain an IP address
automatically.ThenthedevicewilldistributeIPaddress,subnetmask,andgatewayIP
andDNSserver.
Ifyouwanttoconfigureyourownsettings,disableObtainanIPaddressautomatically
itemandinputtheIPaddress,subnetmask,gatewayIPandDNSserver.
IfyouconnectinternetthroughPPPoE,disableObtainanIPaddressautomaticallyitem
andcheckPPPoEcheckboxandthenenterusernameandpassword.Oncethesetupis
completed,yourDVRwillautomaticallydialupintoyournetwork.

TesttheeffectivenessofthenetworkbyclickingTestbutton.

Ifthenetworkiswellconnected,pleaseclickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

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5.6.2SubStream
Tosetupsubstream:

GotoMainMenuSetupNetworkSubStreaminterface.RefertoFig424.

Selectfps,resolution,quality,encodeandmaxbitrate.

SelectAlltosetthesamesettingsforallchannels.

Fig424NetworkConfigurationSubStream

Parameter

Meaning

FPS

112/15.Canbehigherinsomemodels

Resolution

SupportCIF.

Quality

The quality of the clients image. The higher the value is, the clearer the
recordimage.Sixoptions:lowest,lower,low,medium,higherandhighest.

Encode

VBRandCBR.

Maxbitrate

Rangefrom:256~1792kbps.

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5.6.3Email
TosetupEmail:

GotoMainMenuSetupNetworkEmailinterface.RefertoFig425.

Fig425NetworkConfigurationEmail

SetSMTPServerandport.
SMTPServer/Port:ThenameandportnumberofSMTPserver.YoucansetupSSLcheck
(suchasGmail)accordingtoactualneeds.

Setsendersaddressandpassword.

SetreceiversemailaddressandclickTestbuttontotestthevalidityofthemailbox.
Attachingimage:Ifselected,thesystemwillattachimageswhensendingemails.

5.6.4Server
ThisfunctionismainlyusedforconnectingECMS/NVMS.Thesettingstepsareasfollows:

Intheserverinterface,selectEnableasshownintheFig426.

ChecktheIPaddressandportofthetransfermediaserverintheECMS/NVMS.Thedefault
server port for auto report is 2009. If it is modified, please go to the transfer media
interfacetocheck.

Fig426NetworkConfigurationServer

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Enable the auto report in the ECMS/NVMS when addinga newdevice. Then input the
remaininginformationofthedeviceintheECMS/NVMSandselfdefineadeviceID.

InputtheabovementionedserverIP,serverportanddeviceIDintheserverinterface.
Then click Apply button to save the setting. Now, the ECMS/NVMS system will
automaticallyconnectthisdevice.

5.6.5NAT

GotoMainMenuSetupNetworkNATinterface.RefertoFig427.

Fig427NetworkConfigurationNAT

EnableNATandinputtheNATServer(ThedefaultNATServeriswww.provisionisrnat.com
andthedefaultportis8989).
ClickApplytosavethesettings.

5.6.6OtherSettings
IfyourDVRissettousePPPoEasitsdefaultnetworkconnection,youmaysetupDDNStobe
usedinconnection.Thesettingstepsareasfollows:

EnableandselectDDNSserver.

Enterusername,passwordandhostdomainnameoftheregisteredwebsite.

ClickTestbuttontotesttheeffectivenessoftherelevantinformation.

ClickApplybuttontosavethesetting.

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Fig428NetworkConfigurationOtherSettings

EnableUPnP:SelectUPnPhereandthenenableUPnPfunctioninyourrouter.Therefore,there
isnoneedforyoutoforwardLANIPaddressandportintherouterinconnectionofinternet.
Afterthat,youcanchecktheWANIPaddressintherouter.

Note:ThedomainnameselectedbyuserisabandingdomainnameofDVR.Usershould
logonthewebsiteprovidedbytheserversuppliertoregisterausernameandpassword
and then apply for a domain name online. After the successful application, user can
accessthedevicefromtheIEclientbyinputtingthatdomainname.

1 DomainnameRegistration http://provisionisrdns.com
Note:DDNSisusedtoregisterforahostnamewithDDNSusernameandpassword.

ProvisionISRnowallowsyoutouseourmintDDNSserverinordertocreatea
virtualaddressforyourDVRontheinternet.Eachaccountcancreateupto35
differentaddressesusingyourpreferreddomainnameaddressinsteadofusing
IP addresses. Follow the steps below to register your DVR's name and to
configureyourDVRtouseProvisionISR'sMintDDNSserver.

(a) ToregisteradomainwithProvisionISRDDNSserverfollowthesesteps:
1)

Visitourwebsite:http://provisionisr
dns.comandregisterforadomainname
byclicking"Registration"

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2)

Fillintheregistrationform,thenclick"Submit"

3)

Fillinthehostnameyouwant
toapplyforandpress"Request
Domain"(forexample"home")

4)

Ifthereisnoproblemwiththedomainregistrationyouwillseethefollowingmessage:

Yourdomainwassuccessfullycreated.
Ifyoudonotseethismessage,thedomainnameyourequestedisalreadyinuseandyouwill
berequestedtoprovideanalternatedomainname(pleasenote:domainnameissometimes
calledhostname).

You can create up to 35 domain


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5)

Thedomainnameisaddedatthe
beginningofyourDVR'saddress,for
examplethedomain"home"will
appearashome.provisionisrdns.com.

(b) SettingupyourDVRtoworkwiththeDDNS
server
1)

TheDDNSserverwillworkonlyifthe
threestepsarecompleted;(1)domainregistration,(2)correctnetworkconfigurationwith
correctpreferred/alternateDNSservers,and(3)correctportforwardingconfigurationsare
setonthelocalnetwork(yourrouter).

2)

OntheDVRUnderMainmenu=>Settings=>Config=>NetworksetthecorrectDNS
servers;

Forexampletakealookatthecorrectsettingsonthefigurebelow;therouter'sIPaddressis
10.0.0.138,theemailaccountregisteredisbob@gmail.com,andthehostdomainregisteredis
"home.provisionisrdns.com".
3)

Asshownonfigureabove:ChecktheDDNScheckbox,selectmintdnsforDDNStype,
andfillinalltheotherfields.

4)

Makesureyouhavethepreferred&alternateDNSserversfilledin(undertheNetwork
settingssection):thepreferredservershouldbetheInternetgatewayandthealternate
servershouldbeadifferentDNSserverforexampleoneofGoogle'sDNSservers(IP
8.8.8.8or8.8.4.4)

5)

6)

ClicktheTestbutton
a.

IfthetestsucceedsclicktheApplybutton

b.

Ifthetestfailscheckallfieldsagainorcallthesupporthelpline

NowyoucanaccesstheDVRusingtheDDNS(http://home.provisionisrdns.com)

5.7 UserManagementConfiguration
Thistaballowsyoutoaddnormaloradvancedusers.Toadduserandsetupuserauthority:

GotoMainMenuSetupUsers.RefertoFig429.

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Fig429UserManagementConfiguration

ClickAddbuttontodisplayadialogboxasFig430.

Fig430AddGeneral

In General tab, input username, password and select user type. You can also check
BindingPCMACAddressandinputthisaddress.

ClickOKtosavethesetting.
Note:WhenthedefaultvalueofbindingPCMACAddressis0,theuserisnotboundwith
thespecifiedcomputer.Ifthebindoptionisused,theuserwouldbeabletologintothe
DVRonlythroughthespecificcomputer(carryingtheMACaddress).

SelectAuthoritytabandassigntheoperationrightsforparticularuser.RefertoFig431.

ClickOKtosavethesetting.

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Fig431AddUserAuthority

Todeleteuser:

GotoMainMenuSetupUsersinterface.

SelecttheaddeduseryouwanttodeleteandthenclickDeletebutton.

Tomodifyuser:

GotoMainMenuSetupUsersinterface.

Select the added user you want to modify and then click Modify button to do the
relevantoperation.

Tochangeuserpassword:

GotoMainMenuSetupUsersinterface.

SelecttheaddeduseryouwanttochangeitspasswordandthenclickChange
Passwordbutton.

5.8 P.T.ZConfiguration
P.T.Zconfigurationincludestwosubmenus:serialportandadvanced.
Serialportsettingsareasfollows:

GotoMainMenuSetupP.T.ZSerialPortinterface.RefertoFig432.

Fig432P.T.ZConfigurationSerialPort

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Parameter
Address
Baudrate

Meaning
TheaddressofthePTZdevice.
BaudrateofthePTZdevice.Rangeform:110,300,600,1200,2400,4800,
9600,19200,34800,57600,115200,230400,460800,921600.
Communication protocol of the PTZ device. Range from: NULL, PELCOP,

Protocol

PELCOD, LILIN, MINKING, NEON, STAR, VIDO, DSCP, VISCA, SAMSUNG,


RM110,HY,Ncontrol.

Simulative

Ifenabled,nomatterwhetherthePTZdevicesupportscruiseornot,the

Cruise

presetswillcruise.

SelectEnableandsetupthevalueofaddress,baudrateandprotocolaccordingtothe
settingsofthespeeddome.

SelectAlltosetthesamesettingsforallchannels.

Advancedsettingsincludepresetsetting,cruisesettingandtracksetting.
GotoMainMenuSetupP.T.ZAdvanced.RefertoFig433.

Fig433P.T.Zconfigurationadvanced

Tosetuppreset:

IntheAdvancedinterface,clickpresetSettingbuttontoseeadialogboxasFig434.

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Fig434AdvancedPresetSetting

Inthepresetsettingtab,enablepreset,setthepresetnameandthenclickpreset
Settingbutton.

Fig435PresetSetting

Controlthedomebyrotatingup,upleft,down,rightdown,left,leftdown,rightandup
rightandadjusttherotatespeedandthevalueofzoom,focusandirisofthedome.

Note:PTZmustsupportwiperandlightbuttonandthesetwobuttonsarejustavailable
whenselectingPELCOPorPELCOD.

Selecttheserialnumberofthepresetpoint.Click
andclick

buttontoenablethePTZwiper

buttontoenablethePTZlight.

ClickSavebuttontosavethesetting.Click
viewthisbaragain.Click

icontohidethetoolbar.Rightclickto

icontoexitthecurrentinterface.

ReturntotheAdvancedPresetSettinginterfaceandclickOKbuttontosavethesetting.

Tosetupcruise:

IntheAdvancedinterface,clickcruiseSettingbuttontoseeawindow.

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Fig436CruiseSetting

ClickAddbuttontoaddcruiselineinthelistbox(8cruiselinescanbeaddedatmost).

SelectacruiselineandclickSetupbuttontoseeadialogboxasFig437.

Fig437ModifyingCruiseLine

ClickAddicon

tosetthespeedandtimeofpresetpoint.Selectapresetpointand

thenclickDeleteicon

todeletethatpresetpoint.ClickModifyicon

tomodify

thesettingofapresetpoint.Usercanclick
thoseiconstoadjustthe
positionofpresetpoint.ClickPreviewbuttontopreviewthecruiseline.ClickOKbutton
tosavethesetting.

Tosetuptrack:

IntheAdvancedinterface,clicktrackSettingbuttontoseeadialogboxasFig438.

Controlthedomebyrotatingup,upleft,down,rightdown,left,leftdown,rightandup
rightandadjusttherotatespeedandthevalueofzoom,focusandirisofthedome.

ClickStartRecordbuttontorecordthemovetrackofPTZ.Clickthisbuttonagaintostop
record.

ClickStarttrackbuttontoplayrecordedtrack.Clickthisbuttonagaintostopplaying.

Click

icontoexitthecurrentinterface.

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Fig438TrackSetting

5.9 Advanced
Advancedconfigurationincludesthreesubmenus:reset,import/exportandblock/allowlist.

5.9.1Reset
Resetthedevicetofactorydefaultsettings.

5.9.2Import/Export
Exportthedatafilesintomobilestoragedevicesforbackupandthenimportspecifieddatafiles
frommobilestoragedevicetoDVR.

5.9.3Block/AllowList
HereauthorizedusercanprohibitcomputeruserswithinacertainIPaddressrangefrom
accessingtoDVRorallowcomputeruserswithinacertainIPaddressrangetoaccessDVR.E.g.
ifanadminuserdoesntwantcomputeruserswithinIPaddressrangefrom192.168.000.002
to192.168.000.004toaccesstheDVR,hecancheckBlocklistoption,andtheninputsuchIP
addressrange.IfitisrequiredthatcomputeruserswithinacertainIPaddressrangeaccess
DVR,theycancheckAllowListoptionandthendotherequiredsetting.

Fig439Block/AllowList

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Search,Playback&Backup
Searchconfigurationincludesfoursubmenus:timesearch,eventsearch,filemanagementand
image.

6.1 TimeSearch

GotoMainMenuSearchTimeSearch.RefertoFig51.

Fig51SearchConfigurationTimeSearch

SelectdateandchannelsontherighthandsideandpresstheSearchbutton.Adate
withhighlightedborderlineindicatespresenceofdata.

Setthestarttimebyclickingaparticulargridorbyenteringthespecificvalueinthestart
timefield.

SelectthechanneldisplaymodeandclickPlaybuttontoplayrecord.Usetheplayback
toolbartocontroltheplayback.

Tosetbackupduringacertainperiodintheplaybackinterface:

Selectthestarttimebydraggingthesliderandclick

icon.Thenselecttheendtimeand

click this icon again to confirm the record period. Next, click
duringthisperiod.

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6.2 EventSearch

GotoMainMenuSearchEventSearchbutton.RefertoFig52.

Fig52SearchConfigurationEventSearch

Select date and channels on the right hand side. A data with highlighted borderline
indicatespresenceofdata.

CheckmarkMotionorAllaccordingly.

ClickSearchbuttontodisplaythesearchedeventinformationintheeventlistbox.

Doublecheckacertainrecordfiletoplayback.

6.3 FileManagement

GotoMainMenuSearchFileManagementinterface.RefertoFig53.

Fig53SearchConfigurationFileManagement

Selectdateandchannels.Thedatewithhighlightedborderlineindicatespresenceofdata.
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ClickSearchbuttontodisplaythesearchedfilesinthefilelistbox.

UseAllbuttontolock/unlockordeleteallfilesinthefilemanagementcolumn.

Doubleclickanunlockeditemtoplay.
Lock:SelectafileandclickLockbuttontolockthisfile,afterthat,thatfilewillnotbedeletedor
covered.
Unlock:SelectalockedfileandclickLockbuttontounlockthisfile.
Delete:SelectanunlockedfileandclickDeletebuttontodeletethisfile.

6.4 SearchbyImage

GotoMainMenuSearchImagetab.

Selectdataandchannelsontherighthandside.

PressSearchbuttontosearchforarecordedimage.

Once an alarm image has been identified, the user can double click the image to play
recording.

Fig54SearchConfigurationImage

Lock:SelecttheimageandclickLockbuttontolockthisimage.
Save:ClickSavebuttontocopytheimageontheHDD.
SaveAll:ClickSaveAllbuttontocopyallimagesontheHDD.

6.5 Backup
ThisunitsupportsbackupbyUSBFlash.YoucanalsomakebackupbyIEbrowserviainternet
(seesection7.5.2Remotebackup).

InsertUSBstoragedeviceandthengotobackupconfiguration.RefertoFig55.

Setthestart&endtime,selectchannelsandclickSearchbuttontodisplaythesearched
datainthedatabackuplistbox.

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Fig55BackupConfiguration

SelectarequiredfileorcheckmarkAlltoselectalldatafiles.ClickBackupbuttonto
displayBackupinformationwindow.

Inthebackupinformationinterface,youcanchecktherelevantinformationofbackup
files,storagetype,savefiletype,etc.ThenclickStartbuttontostartbackup.

Note:IfthebackupfilesaresavedinDVRformat,pleasecheckbackupplayer.Onlythis
playercanplaythesefilesinDVRformat.IfthebackupfilesaresavedinAVIformat,you
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ManageDVR

7.1 CheckSystemInformation
Checksysteminformationincludessevensubmenus:system,event,log,network,onlineusers,
recordandQRCODE.

7.1.1SystemInformation
Inthisinterface,youcancheckthehardwareversion,MCUversion,kernelversion,deviceID,
etc.

7.1.2EventInformation
Inthisinterface,youcansearchforeventslikemotionandvideoloss.Theutilityprovidesan
interfacetohaveadatebasedandachannelbasedsearch.Thisreportcanfurtherbesavedon
aUSBflashdriveasanhtmlfileusingtheexportbutton.

7.1.3LogInformation
In this interface, you can search for relevant logs as per set date and event which includes
Operation,Setup,Playback,Backup,Search,CheckInformationandError.Thisreportcanfurther
besavedonaUSBflashdriveasanhtmlfileusingtheexportbutton.

7.1.4NetworkInformation
Inthisinterface,youcancheckrelevantparametersofnetwork.

7.1.5OnlineInformation
Inthisinterface,youcancheckthedetailsoftheconnectedonlineusers.

Refresh:Refreshthecurrentinterface.
Disconnect:DisconnecttheonlineuserstoaccessDVR.Ifthisfunctionisusedbytheadmin,the
particularPCwillnotbeabletoaccessthedeviceforfiveminutes.

7.1.6RecordInformation
Inthisinterface,ausercancheckresolution,ftpandrecordstatusincludingmotionrecording,
manualrecordingorschedulerecording.

7.1.7QRCODE
User can quickly access the mobile client by scanning QRCODE. Go to Main
menuInforma onQRCODEtab.

Inthisinterface,youcanscantheQRCODEthroughthemobilephone.RefertoFig62:
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Fig62InformationConfigurationQRCODE

7.2 DiskManagement
Toformatthedisk

Gotodiskmanagementinterface.Pleaseformattheharddiskbeforerecording.

Note:pleaseformattheharddiskbeforerecord.

ClickRefreshbuttontorefreshthediskinformationinthelistbox.
SelectaharddiskandclickFormatbuttontostartformat.

Note:Allrecordedfilesintheharddiskwillbelostafterformatting.

Tocheckotherinformationofdisk
AfteryougotoDiskManagementAdvancedtab,youcancheckmodel,S/N,firmware,health
status of the disk in this interface. You also can monitor the temperature, internal circuit,
dielectric material of the disk, analysis the potential problems of the disk and warn so as to
protectitsdata.

7.3 Upgrade
Atpresent,itonlysupportsUSBupdate.Getthesoftwarefromyourvendorwhenthereisanew
softwareversion.Theupgradestepsareasfollows:

CopytheupgradesoftwarewhichgetsfromvendorintotheUSBstoragedevice.

ConnecttheUSBflashdrivetotheUSBport.

GotoMainMenuUpgradetab.Youwillseetheupgradesoftwarenamedisplayingin
theupgradelistbox.

SelectthatsoftwareandthenclickUpgradebutton.Thesystemwillbeupgraded
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Note:Pleasewaitforawhilewhenthesystemreboots.Anypowerinterruptionisnot
allowedduringupgrading.

7.4 Logoff
AlogoffdialogueboxwillpopupbyclickingLogofficon.ThenclickOKbuttontoconfirmtolog
off.Ifyouwanttologinagain,clickMainMenuicontoenterusernameandpasswordtore
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RemoteSurveillance

8.1 IERemoteSurveillancebyNAT
8.1.1NATSettings

TheDVRshallbepoweredonandconnectedtothenetwork.
GotoMainMenuSetupNetworkNetwork.YoucanobtaintheIPaddress,Subnet
MaskandGatewayautomatically.Youcanalsomanuallyinputthemaccordingtothe
actualnetworksituation.AndtheIPaddressshallbeinthesamenetworksegmentas
thenetworkwhichisused.
SetthepreferredoralternativeDNSServer(Pleasereferto4.6.1Networkfordetails).
GotoMainMenuSetupNetworkNATtab.
EnableNATandinputtheNATServer(ThedefaultNATServeriswww.provisionisrnat.com).
ClickApplytosavetheparameters(Pleasereferto4.6.5NATfordetails).

8.1.2NATAccess
After finishing the NAT settings, you can enter the NAT Server on the PC (Input
http://www.provisionisrcloud.comtogototheIEclient).Ifyouarethefirsttimetoaccessthe
NAT,thenetworkwilldownloadtheActiveXautomatically.

Note:IfyoucannotdownloadandinstallActiveX,pleaserefertoFAQQ7.

AfterinstallingActiveXsuccessfully,itwillpopuptheloginbox:

SerialNo:TheMACaddressoftheDVR(GotoMainMenuInformationQRCODEtocheck
thenumberbelowtheQRcode).
UserName:TheloginusernameofDVR.Thedefaultusernameisadmin.
Password:TheloginpasswordofDVR.Thedefaultpasswordis123456.

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8.2 IERemoteSurveillanceviaLAN&WAN
InordertoviewtheDVRfromanetworkitmaybeconnectedtoaLAN/WANorinternet.The
networksetupshouldbedoneaccordingly.Pleasereferto4.6NetworkSetup.

8.2.1ViaLAN

GototheDVRsMainMenuSetupNetworkinterfacetoinputIPaddress,Subnet
Mask,etc.IfusingDHCP,pleaseenableDHCPinboththeDVRandtherouter.
EnterRecordSetuptosetnetworkvideoparameterslikeresolution,framerateetc.
OpenIEonacomputeronthesamenetwork.InputtheIPaddressoftheDVRinIE
addressbarandpressenter.
IEwilldownloadActiveXcomponentautomatically.Entertheusernameandpasswordin
thesubsequentwindow

Notice:IfHTTPportisnot80,addtheportnumberafterIPaddress.Forexample,set
HTTPportas82,inputIPaddresslike192.168.0.25:82.Usernameandpasswordhere
arethesamewiththatusedontheDVR.Thedefaultusernameandpasswordisadmin
and123456.

8.2.2ViaWAN
TherearetwowaysfortheDVRtoconnecttointernet.
1.ConnecttheDVRtointernetthroughrouterorvirtualserver.

GototheDVRsMainMenuSetupNetworkinterfacetoinputIPaddress,SubnetMask,
etc.IfusingDHCP,pleaseenableDHCPinboththeDVRandrouter.
ForwardIPaddressandportnumberinVirtualServersetupoftherouterorvirtualserver.
Configure the firewall to allow accessing the DVR (If the user has enabled the UPnP
functioninboththeDVRandrouter,hecanskipthisstep).
Ifuserswanttoutilizedynamicdomainname,pleaseapplyforadomainnameinaDNS
serversupportedbytheDVRorrouter.ThenaddtotheDVRorrouter.
OpenIEbrowser,inputIPaddress,ordynamicdomainnameandenter.IfHTTPportisnot
80,addtheportnumberafterIPaddressordomainname.
IEwilldownloadActiveXautomatically.Thenawindowpopsupandasksforusername
andpassword.Inputnameandpasswordcorrectly,andentertoview.

Note:IfyoucannotdownloadandinstallActiveX,pleaserefertoFAQQ7.

2.ConnecttheDVRtointernetdirectly.

GototheDVRsMainMenuSetupNetworkinterfacetoenablePPPoEandtheninput
usernameandpasswordreceivedfromyourISP.Next,clickApply.TheDVRwillconnect
totheserverandwouldgiveaconfirmationmessage.
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WhenaccessingtheremoteinterfaceofDVR,usercaninputWANIPtoaccessdirectly
(usercangotoMainMenuInformationNetworkinterfacetocheckIPaddress).The
browserwilldownloadActiveXcontrol.
ThefollowingsettingstepsareasthesameasandinPoint1.

8.3 RemoteSurveillancethroughApplePC

Note:Becausethecurrentpluginversionofclientendjustonlysupports32bitmode,
sothesafaribrowsershallstart32bitmode.IfthebrowseristheearlierMACOSversion,
thedefaultsettingis32bitmodeandthesettingcanbeskipped.

Thesettingstepsareasfollows:

RightclicksafariiconandselectShowinFinder.

SelectApplicationsRightclickSafari.AppSelectGetInfo.

SelectOpenin32bitmode.

8.3.1ViaLAN

AfterstartingApplecomputer,clickAppleicon.Thefollowingwindowwillpopup.Please
selectSystemPreferencesInternet&WirelessNetwork.

Go to Network interface and then click Ethernet Connected to check the internet
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After acquiring the IP address, Subnet Mask and so on, please go to the DVRs Main
MenuSetupNetwork interface to manually input IP address, Subnet Mask and
GatewayaccordingtotheconfigurationofPC.Thenetworksegmentshouldbethesame
asthePC.IfusingDHCP,pleaseenableDHCPintheDVRandrouter.

Aftertheaboveinformationiscompleted,youcanenterLANIPandHTTPportintheSafari
browser.Forexample:inputhttp://192.168.1.100:81(here192.168.1.100isLANIPofDVR,
81 is the HTTP port of DVR), and click button. Then the browser will download
ActiveXcontrolasshownbelow:

Click
iconandthenselecttheActiveXcontrol,thewelcomeinterfacewillbeshown.
ClickContinueInstallbutton,thefollowingwindowwillpopup:

Input the name and password of Apple PC and then click OK to install this Active X
control.

AfterfinishinginstallingtheActiveXcontrol,pleasequitfromtheSafaribrowser.Rightclick
SafariicononthedesktopandthenselectQuitbuttontoquitthebrowser.Thenrestart
Safaribrowser.InputtheIPaddressandHTTPporttogotothelogininterfaceofDVR.

8.3.2ViaWAN
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1.ConnecttheDVRtointernetthroughrouterorvirtualserver.

Thenetworksetupsarethesameassteponetostepfourofpoint1onWANofIEremote
surveillance.

Enter WAN IP and HTTP port in the Safari browser to install the Active control. The
concretestepsarethesameasstep5and6ofChapter7.3.1.

2.ConnecttheDVRtointernetdirectly.

Thenetworksetupsarethesameassteponeofpoint2onWANofIEremotesurveillance.

Enter WAN IP and HTTP port in the Safari browser to install the Active control. The
concretestepsarethesameasstep5and6ofChapter7.3.1.

8.4 TheRemoteLivePreview

Fig71RemoteLivePreviewInterface

Channelindicator

Screendisplaymode

Volume

Startrecording

Snappingpicture

Bidirectionaltalk

StartIErecord

Playback

Master/sub

10

Color

stream

status
11

PTZcontrol

Note:Click

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Screendisplaymode:
Clickthe
iconbesidethescreendisplaymodetoselectchannels.

Snappictures:
Click Snap
icon to automatically capture pictures and save those pictures in the
computer. YoucansetupthesavepathforthosepictureintheRemotePreviewinterface
ConfigurationLocalconfiguration.

Coloradjustment:
DragtheslidebartoadjustBrightness,Contrast,Hue,andSaturation.ClickDefaulttoresetthem
tooriginalvalue.

Buttons

Description
Dragthescrollbartoadjustthebrightnessofchannel
Dragthescrollbartoadjustthecontrastofchannel
Dragthescrollbartoadjustthesaturationofchannel
Dragthescrollbartoadjustthehueofchannel
Clickthisbuttontorecoverthedefaultvalueofbrightness,contrast,

saturationandhue.
Savetheadjustment

PTZcontrol:
PleaseconnectspeeddometothedeviceviaRS485firstly,makesuretheprotocolofthespeed
domeissupportedbythedeviceandsettherelativeparametersmanually.Usercancontrolthe
domeup,down,right,leftorstoprotatingonControlCenter,adjustrotationspeed,Irisand
zoom,focusonthedome,andsetthepresets,etc.
Buttonsdefinition:

Buttons

Description
torotatethedomeupwards.

torotatethedomediagonallyupleft.

to rotate the dome diagonally upright


downwards.

dome diagonally downleft

to rotate the dome

torotatethedomediagonallydownright

torotatethe

to rotate the dome towards left.

rotatethedometowardsright

to

tostoprotatingthedome.

Dragthescrollbartoadjustrotatingspeedofthedome.

'Iris' button. Click

dome.Click

buttonnear'Iris'buttontodecreaselightofthedome.

'Zoom'button.Click

button near 'Iris' button to increase light of the

buttonnear'Zoom'buttontozoominthelocale

pictureofthiscamera.Click
thelocalepictureofthiscamera.

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'Focus' button. Click

Click

button near 'Focus' button to have long focus.

buttonnear'Focus'buttontohaveshortfocus.

GotothePreset.
Selectanddoautocruise.
Track
Autoscan
Wiperbutton
Lightbutton

Clicktherightmouseontheliveinterface.Thiswilltakeyoutoapulldownmenu.

Fig72RightKeySubMenu

Stream:ThisDVRsupportsmasterstreamandsubstream.Masterstreamhashigherframerate,
max 25FPS (PAL)/30 FPS (NTSC) for every channel, but it needs higher network bandwidth
simultaneously.Substreamhaslowframerate,max6FPS(PAL)/7FPS(NTSC)foreverychannel,
it requires low network bandwidth. Therefore, you can select the stream according to your
bandwidth.
Alltomaster/substream:Setallchanneltomasterstreamorsubstream.
Enableaudio:Enableordisenableaudio.
Fullscreen:Thelivepreviewpicturewilldisplaywithfullscreenandthetoolbarwillbehid.
Doubleclickleftmouseorclickrightmousetoreturn.
Zoomin:Singlechannellargescreenelectronicamplification.Clickthechannelwhichneedsto
bezoomed.Rightclicktoselectzoominbuttontozoomintheimage.Doubleclickorrightclick
toexit.

8.5 RemotePlayback&Backup
8.5.1RemotePlayback
Click
buttontogotorecordplaybackinterface.RefertoFig73.
Selecttherecorddateandchannelsanddoubleclickthefilenameintherecordfilelistbox.
Thenyoucanplaythatfileandpreviewthepicture.

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Fig73PlayRecordFileInterface

ThisDVRsupportsremotetimesearch,eventsearchandfilemanagement.

ByTimeSearch:

GotoSearchTimeSearch.RefertoFig74.

Thehighlightdateintheareaindicatesrecordeddata.Selectthedateinarea
andrecordchannelsinarea.

ClickSearchbutton.Therecorddatawillbedisplayedinthedatainformationlistbox.

Setthedataplayingtimeanddisplaymodeintheareaasrequired.

ClickPlaybuttontoplayback.

Fig74TimeSearchInterface

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mode,etc.RefertoFig75.

Fig75TimeSearchPlayback

ByEventSearch:

GotoSearchEventSearchinterface.RefertoFig76.

Clickthehighlightdateandselectrecordchannels.

Checkmarktheeventtype:motion.

ClickSearchbutton.

Doubleclickcertainitemtoplay.

Fig76EventSearchInterface

FileManagement:

GotoSearchFileManagementinterface.RefertoFig77.

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Fig77FileManagementInterface

Selecthighlighteddateandchannels.

ClickSearchbuttontosearchtherecordedfiles.

Lock:SelectcertainfileiteminthefilelistboxandthenclickLockbuttontolockthisfilethat
canotbedeletedoroverlaid.
Unlock:SelectalockedfileandthenclickUnlockbuttontounlockthisfile.
Delete:SelectanunlockfileandthenclickDeletebuttontodeletethisfilefromfilelist.

8.5.2RemoteBackup
ClickBackupbuttontogotobackupinterface.PleaserefertoFig78.

Fig78RemoteBackupInterface

Selectchannels,setthestartandendtimeandthenclickSearchbuttontodisplaythe
fileinformationinthefilelistbox.
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SelectbackupfilesandclickBrowsebuttontosetthesavepath.ThenclickBackup
buttontostartbackup.ThebackupfileswillbesavedonusersPC.

8.6 RemoteSystemConfiguration
Youcandoremotesetupofthedevicewhichincludesfunctionslikebasicconfiguration,live
configuration, record configuration, schedule configuration, alarm configuration, network
configuration,PTZconfigurationanduserconfiguration.Youshouldselectanoptionfromthe
menulistontheleftandthensetuptherelativeparameters.Onlyoneusercandoconfiguration
setupatagivenpointoftime.ClickConfigtabtogotothebelowinterface
ThesubmenulistandtheoptionsineverymenuaresimilartothatoftheDVR.Pleasereferto
Chapter4MainMenuSetupGuideformoredetails.

Fig79RemoteMenuSetup

8.7 Tools
ClickonthetoolstabtoaccesstheDiskManagementtool.Theusercanviewthestatusofthe
harddrive(s),view/changethereadwritepropertiesandformattheharddrive(s).

8.8 RemoteManagement
TheInfointerfaceprovidesawebbasedinterfacetoaccessthegeneralinformationpertaining
totheDVRssettings.Theinterfaceincludesfivesubmenus:System,Event,Log,Networkand
Onlineusers.

Note:Theremaybesubtledifferenceswithrespecttofunctionsofremotesurveillance
between through IE and through Apple PC. Here we only take IE remote access for
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8.9 ByPhoneswithiPhoneOS

InstallthroughiPhone.

Step1:OpenAppStoresoftwareasshowninthefigureon
theleft.
Step2: Search Provision Cam and click Get button as
showninthefigureontheright.

Step3:ClickInstallAppbuttonasshowninthefigureon
theleft.
Step4:InputiTunesStorepasswordandthenclickOK.
Thesoftwarewillbeinstalledautomatically.

InstallSoftwarethroughPC

Step 1: Install iTunes store in PC and then


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Step2:ConnectiPhoneandPC.
Step3:SearchProvisionCamandselectit.
Step4:ClickDownloadbutton.
Step5:Inputusernameandpassword.
Step6:Synchronouslyapply"ProvisionCam"
softwaretoiPhone/iPad.

"ProvisionCam"Instructions

1. Login

Step1:Choosenetworktype.Therearetwonetworkconnectionways:
3G/3G+WIFI,wellvideoquality.Thisnetworksupportsmainstreamandsub
stream.Therealtimeimagewillbedisplayedbyusingsubstream.
3G,poorvideoqualitycontrasttotheabovementionednetwork.

Step2:Inputserver,accountandpassword.
Server:Option1(availableonlyifNATP2Pserverisenabled,pleasereferto
section5.6.4):ClickonthesmallQRcodeiconinthebottomofthelogin
screenthensnaptheQRcodefromthestickerontheDVRorfromtheDVR
interface(MenuInformationQRCODE).
Server, Option 2: WAN IP address (or domain name) plus HTTP port of the device. For example:
210.21.183:89or123.dvrdydns.com:89.Note:Thedefaulthttpportofthedeviceis80.Ifthisportismodified,
pleaseusethemodifiedport.
AccountandPassword:Theloginaccountandpasswordofthedevice.Thedefaultaccountisadminand
thedefaultpasswordis123456.
Step3:ClickLoginbuttontoaccessthedevice.

2.

MainInterface

There are many buttons in the main interface, such as, screen mode,
favoritechannel,snap,record,open/closeaudio,talk,PTZ.,etc.
Imageviewbutton.Thepicturessnappedinthelivewillbe
checkedbyclickingthisbutton.
Playbackbutton.Clickthisbuttontoenterintoplayback
interface.
Settingsbutton.Clickthisbuttontosetlocalconfiguration
(Somecanalsosupportremoteconfiguration).
Informationbutton.Clickthisbuttontochecklotsofinformation

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includinglocalinformation,deviceinformation,networkinformation,etc.
Serverlistbutton.Clickthisbuttontoaddserverlist.
Helpbutton.Helpyouknowabouttheuseofthissoftwarequickly.
CMSbutton.Makeyoupreviewtheliveimageofmultidevices.
Logoffbutton.Clickthisbuttontoreturntothelogininterface.
Screenmodebutton.Youcanchoose1468913or16
screendisplaymode.
Favoritechanneldisplaybutton.Ifyousaveyourfavoritechannelinthefavoriteserverlist,clicking
thisbuttonwilldirectlyplayallfavoritechannelsyouhavesaved.
Snapbutton.Choosethechannelandclickthisbuttontocapturethechannelimage.
Localrecordbutton.Choosethechannelandclickthisbuttontostartrecording.
Open/Closeaudio.Choosethechannelandclickthisbuttontoopen/closetheaudioofthis
channel.
Open/Closetalk.Clickthisbuttontopopuptheserverswhichsupporttalkfunction.Selectthe
devicetostarttalking.
Setvideoparameterbutton.Selectthechannelandclickthisbuttontosetthevideoparameters
includingbrightness,hue,saturationandcontrast.
PTZbutton.ClickthisbuttontopopupPTZcontrolpanel.
Choosebitratepriorityorqualitypriorityaccordingtoyournetwork
condition.

Channelindicatorinstruction:
Videoloss

Schedulerecording

Sensoralarm

Motionalarm

Motion/sensoralarmbasedrecordingormanualrecording

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3.

Serverlist
Click

button to pop up the

followingpicture.

Add device: Click Add button in the top


rightcornertopopupadialogboxasshownin
the following left picture. Input the relative
information of the device and click Save
button.
Delete device: Click

button behind

thedevicenametodeletethisdevice.
Editdevice:Click

buttonbehindthe

devicenametoedittheinformationofthisdevice.
Backup&restore:ItisrecommendedtoclickBackupbuttontoreservetheinformationofalldevices.
ThenyoucanclickRestorebuttontorestorealldeviceinformationafteryoureinstalltheclientorresetthe
device.

indicatesthedevicehasbeenconnected;

indicatesthedeviceisconnecting;

4.

indicatesthedeviceisnotconnected.
LivePreview
Onceyouaccessthedevice,thesystemwillautomaticallydisplaythescreenmodeinaccordancewith
thechannelnumberofthedevice

Note:Themaximumnumberofchannelswhichcanbeconnectedarenineafterlogin.

1.

ClickScreenmodebuttontoselectchannelasshowninFig1.

2.

Whenthereisvideoplayinginascreen,youcanswitchthechannelbylongpressingthescreenas

showninFig2.

3.

Whennovideoisplayinginascreen,clickthisscreentochoosechannelasshowninFig3.

4.

Whenthesinglechannelisplaying,youcanzoomin/outtheimagebyswipingyoufingerupanddown

asshowninFig4.

5.

Whenthesinglechannelisplaying,thechannelcanbeswitchedbyswipingyourfingerleftorrightas

showninFig5.

6.

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thesetwochannelschangethepositionofeachother.

Fig1

Fig2 Fig3

Fig4 Fig5

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5.

CMSFunction
This

function

makes

multidevice

managementsandpreviewcometrue.
Step 1: Click

to enable CMS

function.Whenthisiconturnsgreen,it
meansthisfunctionisenabled.
Step2:Click

tochoosechannel

asshownintherightpicture.Afteryou
choose the channel, click ok, the
system will display the related image
automatically.

Ifchannelshavebeenaddedintothegroup,youcanseetheimagesbyclickingthegroupname.
Onviewingthegroupchannelimages,click

buttonandselectchannelstocheckotherchannelimages.

ClickExitCMStoexitCMSmodeandreturntothemaininterfaceofthedevice.

6.

FavoriteChannel/Group
Therearetwokindsoffavoritechannels:favoritechannelsofthedeviceandfavoritegroupofCMS.

Favoritechannelsofthedevice
Step1:Click

toenterintodevicemanagementlist.Clickthedevicenametoextendchannel.Enlighten

thechannelstosavefavoritechannelsasshowninthefollowingpictureontheleft.
Step2:Returntothemaininterfaceandclick

buttontoplaythefavoritechannels.

FavoritegroupsofCMS
EnableCMSfunctionandenlightenthegrouptosavethefavoritegroupsasshowninthefollowingpicture
ontheright.
Thenclick

buttontoplay.Onlyonefavoritegroupcanbecollected.

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Colormeansthechannelorgrouphasbeencollected.Greymeansthechannelorgroupisnt
collected.

7.

PlaybackInterface
ClickPlaybackbuttontoentertheplaybackinterface.ThenclickSearch
buttontosearchthefile.Toplaytherecordbyclickthisfilename.

8.

ImageView
Click

button to view the captured

pictures.

9.

SettingsInterface
Inthisinterface,youcanconfigurethelocal
settings.

10.

InformationInterface
In this interface, you can view system
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8.10 ByPhoneswithAndroid

SoftwareInstallation

Step 1: Run Play Store (or Google market)


program.

Step2:SearchProvisionCam.

Step3:PressInstallbutton.

Step4:Installthesoftwaresubjecttothe
notes.Oncethedownloadingisdone,the
softwarewillinstallautomatically

LoginMenu
Step1:Choosenetworktype.Therearetwonetworkconnectionways:
3G/3G+WIFI,wellvideoquality.Thisnetworksupportsmainstreamandsub
stream.Therealtimeimagewillbedisplayedbyusingsubstream.
3G,poorvideoqualitycontrasttotheabovementionednetwork.
Step2:Inputserver,accountandpassword.
Server:Option1(availableonlyifNATP2Pserverisenabled,pleasereferto
section5.6.4):ClickonthesmallQRcodeiconinthebottomoftheloginscreen
thenSnaptheQRcodefromthestickerontheDVRorfromtheDVRinterface
(MenuInformationQRCODE).
Server,Option2:WANIPaddress(ordomainname)plusHTTPportofthedevice.
Forexample:210.21.183:89or123.dvrdydns.com:89.Note:Thedefaulthttpport
ofthedeviceis80.Ifthisportismodified,pleaseusethemodifiedport.
AccountandPassword:Theloginaccountandpasswordofthedevice.The
defaultaccountisadminandthedefaultpasswordis123456.
Step3:ClickLoginbuttontoaccessthedevice.

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MainMenu LiveView

PTZ

Snap

Record

Talk
Enable/disa

bleaudio

Hide
Playing

favorite

channel

RecordPlayback:

The

previous

picture
Nextpicture

Thefirstpicture

Thelastpicture
Zoomin
Zoomout
Delete

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Click Playback in the main menu interface to enter playback interface.
Thenchoosethechannelyouwanttoplayback.Thiswilltakeyoutoseethe
recordfile.Clickthisfiletoplay.

Pause/Play

Stop

Forward

Backward

ServerList:
Inthemainmenuinterface,clickServerlisttoseetheabovepictureon
thelefthand.

AddServer:Click

buttontopopupawindowasshownintheabove

pictureontherighthand.Enterthename,server,userandpasswordofthe
deviceyouwanttoadd.ThenclickSavebuttontosavetheserver.When
you log in next time, you can choose and quickly access this server by
clickingthelittletrianglebuttonintheservercolumn.
ModifyServer:Click
Server:Click

buttontomodifytheserverinformation.Delete

buttontodeletetheserverinformation.

Settings:
In the main menu interface, click Settings to enter the settings interface
where you can configure local settings. Click Local to enter local settings
interface.Inthisinterface,youcansetfavoritechannelandstorage.

FavoriteChannel:
CheckthefavoritechannelsandclickSavebuttontosavethesechannels.
Thengointoliveinterfaceandclick

buttontoplaythesefavorite

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Storage:Setuptherelevantparametersofmobilevideo.

InformationView:viewtheDVR/NVRbasicinformationasshowninthepicture
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AppendixA:FAQ

Q1.WhytheDVRdoesntturnonafterconnectingtothepower?
a.
b.

Thepoweradaptercouldhavegonebad.Pleasechangeanewpoweradapter.
ThepowerfromtheadaptermaybenotenoughforoperatingtheDVR.Pleaseusethe
poweradaptorsuppliedalongwiththeDVR.
c. Itcouldbeahardwareproblem.

Q2.TheDVRLEDturnsonbutthereisnooutput,why?
a.

ThepowerfromtheadaptermaybenotenoughforoperatingtheDVR.Pleaseusethe
poweradaptorsuppliedalongwiththeDVR.
Itcouldbeawiringissue.Pleasechecktheconnectionforthesame.
Checkthemonitorsettings.

b.
c.

Q3.WhyarenoimagesdisplayedonfeworallchannelsoftheDVR?
a.
b.
c.

Itcouldbeawiringissue.PleasecheckthecableandtheportsofthecamerasandDVR.
Theproblemcanalsoberelatedtocameras.Pleasecheckthesame.
Pleasemakesurethatthechannelsarenotprogrammedashiddenchannelsandcheckthe
statusfromadminlogin.

Q4.TheHDDcannotbefound.
a.

ThepowerfromtheadaptermaybenotenoughforoperatingtheDVR.Pleaseusethe
poweradaptorsuppliedalongwiththeDVR.
Itcouldbewiringissue.PleasecheckthepoweranddatacablesoftheHDD.
TheHDDcouldhavegonebad.Changeanewone.

b.
c.

Q5.TheDVRcannotrecord.
a.
b.
c.

MakesuretheHDDwasformattedpriortouse.
Maybetheuserhasntenabledtherecordfunctionorhasdoneincorrectsetup.Please
refertoChapter5.
MaybeHDDisfullandthustheDVRisnotabletorecord.CheckHDDinformationfromDisk
Managementandifrequired,pleaseenabletherecyclefunction.
TheHDDcouldhavegonebad.Pleasechangeanotherone.

d.

Q6.Mousedoesntwork.

a.ThemouseshouldbeconnectedtotheUSBportattherearside.
b.Afterconnectingthemouse,allowtheDVRtodetectthemouseforseconds.Ifnotdetected,
tryrestartingtheDVR.
c.Themousemaybeincompatible.Pleasechangeamouse.

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Q7.ActiveXcontrolcannotbedownloaded.
a.

IEbrowserblocksActiveX.Pleasedosetupasperthestepsmentionedbelow.
OpenIEbrowser.ClickToolsInternetOptions.

SelectSecurityCustomLevel.RefertoFig71.

EnableallthesuboptionsunderActiveXcontrolsandplugins.RefertoFig72.

b.

ThenclickOktofinishsetup.
OtherpluginsorantivirusblocksActiveX.Pleaseuninstallordotherequiredsettings.

Fig71 Fig72

Q8:DVRdisplayspleasewaitallthetime.
a.
b.

HDDpowercableanddatacablemaynotbewellconnected.Pleasechecktheconnections
forHDD.
ItisalsopossiblethattheDVRwasforcedtostopbecauseHDDhasabadsectorandit
mayhavecausedthesystemtohalt.CheckwithagoodknownHDDortryformattingthe
existingHDD.

Q9:Howtoinputpasswordanddigitalnumbers?
Clickthepasswordortheinputboxtopopupasmallkeyboard.Pleaseselectcharactersto
beinput(theinitialpasswordis123456),oryoucanusethedigitalkeysonthefrontpanel,or
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thedigitalkeysontheremotecontroller.
Q10:AharddiskisbeingidentifiedasanewdevicehoweveritwasbeingusedwithanotherDVR
ofsamemodel.Shoulditbeformattedprioruse?
ItispossibletomigrateanHDDfromoneDVRtoanotherprovidedthattheDVRsareofthe
samemodelandthattheHDDbeingmigratedwouldbeusedasthesolediskinthenewDVR.
HoweverincaseswherethenewDVRalreadycontainsaHDD,themigrateddiskbeing
installedwouldhavetobeformatted.IngeneralmigratingdisksfromoneDVRtoanotheris
notrecommended.

Q11:Whatistheminimumconfigurationrequiredforremotemonitoring?

PCModule

Parameters

CPU

IntelCeleron2.4G

Motherboard

Intel845

HDD

80G

RAM

512M

VGA

NVIDIAGeForceMX440/FX5200ATIRADEON7500/X300

OS

Windows2000(SP4above)/WindowsXP(SP2above)/VISTA

DirectX

9.0

Q12:HowtohandlethesituationthatthecodecControlisblockedwhendownloadinginthe
VISTAorWin7system?
Thisproblemcanbefixedintwoways:
a. EnterControlPanelUserAccountandFamilySafetyUserAccountControl(referto
thefollowingfigure)andclickTurnUserAccountonoroff.CancelUseUserAccount
Control(UAC)tohelpprotectyourcomputer.

b.

RightclickIEbrowser(refertothefollowingfigure)andselectRunasadministratortorun
browser.

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Q13.Howtoplaythebackupfile?
InsertyourUSBdevicewherethebackupfilesaresavedintheUSBportofPC.Ifyourfilesare
savedinDVRformat,youmusthavealreadydownloadedthebackupplayerboxbeforedoing
backup.ThendoubleclicktoopenyourUSBdisktofindyourbackupfilesandbackupplayer.
Doubleclick
icontoinstallbackupplayer. Afteryouinstallit,openthisplayerandclick
OpenPathbuttontoopenyourbackupfile.Next,click playbuttontoplaythebackupfile.
Doubleclicktheimageandthenrightclicktoenableaudio.IfyousaveyourbackupfilesinAVI
format,youcandirectlyopenyourfilebyusingthemediaplayerwhichsupportsthisformat.

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AppendixB:CalculateRecordingCapacity
YoucancalculatethesizeofharddiskaccordingtothestoragetimeandNVRrecordingsettings.Theformula
isasfollowsinfullframeratecondition.Usedspaceperhour(MB/h)=Bitrate(kbps)836001024.The
belowarethedetailsatdifferentsettings.

Resolution

3MP
1080P

FrameRate

30fps(NTSC)

BitRate(kbps)

UsedSpace(MB/h)

12M

5400

8Mb

3600

7Mb

3150

5Mb

2250

4Mb

1800

6Mb

2700

720P

30fps(NTSC)

4Mb

1800

1080P

15fps(NTSC)

2Mb

900

3MP

15fps(NTSC)

1Mb

450

960H

30fps(NTSC)

256Kb

113

2Mb

900

1.5Mb

675

512Kb

225

Thecalculationformatis:TotalRecordingcapacity=Usedspaceperhour(MB/h)(coveragerateofharddisk)
recordingtime(hour)channelnumbers
Forinstance,onecustomersetsresolutionto1080P,framerateto15fps,bitrateto4Mandenablestotal4
channels.Hewantstheunittorecordcontinuouslyinamonth.Belowisthecalculation:
TotalRecodingcapacity=900(mb/h)X24(hours/day)X30(days)X4(channels)=2592000(MB)=2531.25(GB)
Therefore,customersjustinstalloneSATAHDDswith3TB,itcanalmostrecordforonemonth.

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1.

CompatibleUSBdriveaftertest.

Brand

Capacity

SSK

512MB,1G,2GB

Netac

4GB

Kingston

2GB

Aigo

2GB

Smattervider

1GB

SanDisk

4GB

2.

CompatibleHDDlist

Brand
TestedCapacities

Capacity
80G / 160G / 250G / 320G / 1.5T / 2TB / 3TB / 4TB
(Fromversion3.4.3andhigher)

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Notes:

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