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How to Set Up Your DVR to Automatically Adjust for Daylight Savings Time (DST).

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

dvr-22Our DVRs here at Security Camera King are capable of automatically adjusting the time that is displayed, according to day light savings time. You must make a few changes to the settings in your DVR before you are able to take advantage of this feature.

- To begin this process, you will need to go to the “GENERAL” page of your DVR. There are a few different ways to do this depending on how you are interacting with your DVR.

a. If you are sitting in front of your DVR and interacting with it directly – While you are viewing your live camera feeds, right click anywhere on the screen. Then you will need to select “Main Menu” from the small menu that appears (you may need to enter the log in information for your DVR at this point). Next you will need to click on the “SETTINGS” icon. After that, click on the “General” icon.

b. If you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the Web Service – First you will need to have your DVR setup to be networked and log in to the Web Service. Next you will need to click on the “Config” button along the top of the screen. Then select the “General” heading from the menu along the left side of the screen.

c. If you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the PSS client software – You will first need to make sure that the software is set up to connect to your DVR correctly and then log in. After you are able to log in to your DVR from the software, you will need to click on the “+” sign to the right of where it says “Device List” in the upper right corner of the interface. Then right click on your DVR in the list that opens below where it says “Device List”. The next thing you will need to do is hover over the “Advanced” selection in the small menu. When you do this a sub menu will open to the side. Click on the “Device Config” selection in this menu.

The last step is to select the “General” heading from the menu along the left side of the screen.

- Once you are on the “General” page of the DVR’s settings, click on the button that is labeled “Set”. It is located to the right of where it says “DST”, in the upper right corner of this screen.

- Once the small DST interface opens for you, make sure that “Date” is selected along the top of this small pop up window.

- To the right of where it says “Start” you will need to enter the date and time that you want your DVR to move forward an hour. This happens at some point during the spring but it does not happen on the same day every year. You can find out when it’s going to happen in the current year by typing “when does daylight savings time start” in the Google.com search field.

-To the right of where it says “End” you will need to enter the date and time that you want your DVR to move back an hour (don’t forget to take into account what the time in your DVR will be set to after it moves forward in the spring). You can find this information out in the same manner as described in the previous step.

- Once you are sure that all of the information in this DST page is entered correctly, click the “OK” button located in the middle of the bottom of the small DST window. Once you have clicked on the “OK” button it will drop you back out to the previous screen, which is the “General” page.

- Make sure that the box to the left of where it says “DST” is enabled.

a. If you are sitting in front of your DVR and interacting with it directly – This means that you will want the box to the left of where it says “DST” to be white.

b. If you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the Web Service or if you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the PSS client software – This means that you that you will have a check mark in the box to the left of where it says “DST”.

- While you are on this screen it is a good idea to make sure that the current date and time is set correctly along the top of the screen, to the right of where it says “System Time”. If you make any changes to the time on this page, make sure to also hit the “Save” button to the right of where you made the changes.

- Once you are sure that all of the information has been set up correctly on this page, click on the “OK” button in the bottom right corner of this page. If you are making all of these setting changes remotely through the web service or PSS client software, you will need to click on the “Save” button to confirm the changes you have made.
The last step in setting up your DVR to automatically adjust the time for day light savings time is to restart the unit in order to make sure that these changes take effect correctly.

- If you are sitting in front of your DVR and interacting with it directly while setting all of this up-

a. Right click once anywhere on the screen when you are viewing the live camera feeds.

b. Select “Main Menu” from the small menu that appears.

c. Click on the “SHUTDOWN” icon, which will be towards the bottom of the screen.

d. This will cause a small window to pop up with a drop down menu. You will need to select “Restart system” from this menu and then press the “OK” button at the bottom of the small window.

- If you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the Web Service while setting all of this up-

a. Close the configuration menu by clicking on the “x” symbol in the top right corner.

b. Click on the “More” tab along the right of the screen, below where you can make adjustments to the iris of any PTZ cameras you might have connected to your DVR.

c. One of the buttons that will be revealed once you have clicked on the “More” tab will be labeled “Reboot”. Click on this button.

It is important to note that since you are remotely connecting to your DVR through the web service, you will not be able to restart the DVR if someone is logged into it directly. If a user is logged in to the unit directly, you must restart it from there. This is explained in the previous section.

- If you are connecting to your DVR from a computer through the PSS client software-

a. Close the “Device Config” window by clicking on the “x” symbol in the top right corner.

b. Find your DVR in the device list in the top right corner again and right click on it.

c. Hover over the “Advanced” selection in the small menu and click on “Reboot” in the sub menu that appears.

It is important to note that since you are remotely connecting to your DVR through the PSS client software, you will not be able to restart the DVR if someone is logged into it directly. If a user is logged in to the unit directly, you must restart it from there. This is explained above.

Once your DVR has finished rebooting, it is a good idea to go back and verify that all the setting changes that you have made have been saved correctly. All you have to do is navigate back to the “General” page, as detailed in this beginning of this article and click on the “Set” button to the right of where it says DST, in the upper right corner of this screen.

Please contact us for more information on setting up your DVR to automatically adjust to Daylight Savings Time (DST).

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