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Benefits of an NVR with a Built-in POE Switch

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Monday, August 17th, 2015

Many of our customers call us to ask why they cannot change the camera’s position when using a built-in POE NVR. The short answer to that is that it is not possible after the cameras are connected for the first time on the NVR. See, the NVR’s POE built-in switch is a separate entity. The idea behind this technology is to offer security, avoid broadcast storm, and in theory separate the traffic from the IP cameras and NVR completely. Also, the most obvious reason to use a built-in POE on these NVRs is to power the cameras from one unit, without using an external POE switch. This will reduce the cost of equipment in theory.

So, why can I not move the cameras to a different position after I plug them in the NVR? Well, the reason is that the MAC Address of the cameras “Sticks” to the port the camera is connected to, and the NVR will not release that unless the NVR gets defaulted completely.

What can I do if I want to change the position of my cameras then?

Ahh, that’s why I’m writing this article, to show you an idea I have that I think could help many customers that are frustrated with this type of setup.

NOTE: Although this article is solely to show a temporary fix to the way the POE works, it is intended to be used ONLY on those NVRs with POE built in. In the near future, a firmware will “fix” or add a different way to accomplish the following task. Any camera added to the built-in POE switch will not be accessible over the LAN interface. Instead, if you would like to access the settings of the cameras, you will then use the NVR’s web interface (EL SERIES IPC ONLY). For ONVIF cameras, you will need to be connected with a computer to one of the ports of the built-in POE Switch and either assign a static IP on your PC Ethernet card or simply get an IP address from the POE switch IP pool. You will then be able to change any settings on the camera.

The Following list will show you the NVR models numbers with Built-in POE:

4CH NVR-ELT-4-POE4

NVR-ELM-8-POE-8-DH

NVR-ELCE-16-POE16-DH

Lets begin by understand the settings on the NVR. The POE switch, like I said before, is a separate entity from the regular single LAN port. Normally the single Ethernet port of the DVR IP address is 192.168.1.108. The POE side is by default 10.1.1.1. You can change this by going to the network settings. For this article I will be using the web service interface of the NVR. Click on Setup, from the left options, click on Network then all the way to the bottom click on Switch.

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Notice that the IP address and default gateway are in the same range, in fact they are the same number. If you planned to change this then you must have the same number on both the IP address and gateway. Also, the IP address here and for the NVR cannot be on the same range. An example is if the LAN port is configured 192.168.1.X where X is a random number from 1-255 then the IP address from the switch side cannot be on that range. You can leave the defaults as is and you will not have any conflict, or if you want to change it to something similar then you can use something like 192.168.x.x where the (x.x) can be any number different from your LAN IP Address.

The next step is to make sure you configure the essential settings for your NVR. Time, Date and DST are essential settings to keep your cameras in sync with the NVR time and to make sure the recordings have the accurate date and time in case an event happens.

Go to Setup>Setting>General and Date&Time. Adjust the date format and time format based on your liking.

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Go ahead now and connect the cameras to the POE switch of the NVR. For this demonstration I have 2 cameras connected with a short CAT5e cable. Allow about a minute for the cameras to show up on the screen of the NVR. NOTE: If for some reason the cameras do not come up on the screen, there is a chance that the IP cameras’ IP addresses are set to static and the NVR does not know how to change it to dynamic. Simply disconnect the camera and put it on a external POE switch and change the address using the config tool. You can download the tool here: CONFIG TOOL 2.0.

Assuming that all the cameras are set to dynamic, you should start to see the video streaming in the NVR. Also notice that you can tell when a camera is added automatically to the NVR by checking the LAN Icon displayed in the top left corner. This indicates that the camera is detected for that channel.

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I have a total of 4 cameras connected on this NVR. Two of these are connected directly to the unit and two are brought from the network. The next thing to do will be creating a tour that will basically rearrange the cameras the way you want it. Ideally it will be easy for you to make a note of the IP cameras’ channel and what channel you want them to appear. For example, if camera 1 and 3 are not on the channels you want, then all you need to do is create the tour and select the cameras in the order you want them in the tour screen. If you want camera 3 on channel 1 then click on channel 3 first, that indicates the tour that the fist camera in the group will be #3. For this example I will choose camera 3 to go on window 1, camera 4 on window 2, camera 1 on window 4, and lastly camera 2 on window 3.

Below is a picture what it looks like before enabling the tour:

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To configure the tour, login to the NVR and click on setup>settings>Display>Tour.

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Notice that the NVR has different views (Window Split). On this NVR (4CH NVR ELT) I only have View 1 or View 4. For this trick to work, you will need to uncheck all of the channels on the View 1 channel group. This will ensure that the tour will only display a 4 View Split. From the window split drop down select View 4.

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Now in this window, delete the current view of cameras then click on the Green + button to add your own. Like I said before I will click on cameras 3, 4, 2 and 1 to add the view on my screen.

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Click on Enable and click on Save. Now this is how my cameras are arranged at this point. NOTE: Due to the nature of the Tour, the screen will refresh every 5 seconds. You will see that the screen goes dark and comes back for a second. I will recommend you to set it to 120 sec so you don’t see the refresh of the screen often.

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DISCLAIMER: The purpose of the tour is to arrange the cameras on the main screen. The arrangement of the cameras will not be displayed when viewing the cameras over the web service. Also, in the event of searching for footage, the camera arrangement will not be paired to the channel in the footage. An example of this is if camera #4 was showing originally on channel 1 prior to enabling the tour, then when searching footage for that camera you will need to select channel 1 since that is the original window of the camera in question.

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How to Set Up Remote Access for a Standalone ONVIF IP Security Camera

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

A few of our customers showed interest of connecting a standalone IP camera without using an NVR. There are a few reasons to do so. Mainly customers don’t want an over-sophisticated surveillance system, but would prefer a solution using one or two cameras. It is not hard to do since all the cameras that we sell support a standalone operation. Each camera can operate individually as a CCTV system. The downside is that some cameras do not have all the features that the NVR has, and some cameras are just designed to work with an NVR and not as a standalone. For example, some of our EL series cameras can work as standalone but do not have storage to record the video footage. But, now I want to talk about our ONVIF IP cameras that have multiple features which makes them a perfect candidate for a standalone CCTV camera. The ONVIF IP cameras are a little tricky to set up when working with an NVR since ONVIF is a standard that is not fully supported by surveillance systems manufacturers. But, it makes that camera a great choice when a standalone setup is desired. Our ONVIF cameras can hold an SD card which will store your recorded footage, and our TP series ONVIF IP cameras have a pigtail with multiple inputs that will open a lot of options of a standalone security camera.

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The most desired feature of any CCTV system is to remote access your system from a distant location so you can view your cameras. I am going to teach you how to do it with 2 of our camera types: TP series cameras and eLine series cameras. Remember, that this type of connection is very limited and I will always recommend having an NVR with cameras connected to it rather than having a standalone camera.

TP series ONVIF IP camera remote access setup

When you connect the TP camera to a network, the camera’s default IP address is 192.168.1.2. You need to use our TP tool to find the camera on the network (the TP Series IP Camera Search tool can be downloaded for free from our website here) and then give it a static IP address.

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Use Internet Explorer and type the IP address of the camera into the address bar. Make sure that all of the ActiveX controls are installed correctly so you can view the web-interface properly. If you are having issues with fonts, language display, or any type of display errors, you will have to reinstall the ActiveX controls. The next step is to forward or open 2 ports on your gateway so your camera will be accessible from outside your network. We have to go to your gateway to the Internet which can be your router or modem and login into the interface of that device. Go into the advanced settings of the router and find ‘Port Forwarding’. You need to forward 2 ports, an HTTP port and Server Port. The default HTTP port is 80 and it is not recommended for use since some internet providers block port 80. Use the TP tool and change the HTTP port from 80 to any other port, for example we will use port 82. Forward the port 82 for the IP of your NVR and forward a port range from 3000-3005 for the server port.

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Next stage is to go to a the website http://www.canyouseeme.org and see what your external IP is. You are done! To access your camera remotely you will type the following address in any computer running Internet Explorer: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:82/ (the x represent your external IP address).

eLine ONVIF IP camera remote access setup

The process for setting up the remote access for the eLine cameras is very similar to the previous setup. Instead of the TP tool, you will need to download an eLine IP search tool that is also available for a free download from our website. The ports that you need to forward on your router are also different. The 2 ports will be the HTTP port (that is also recommended for change from 80) and the server port which is 30001. The big advantage of the eLine cameras over the TP series cameras is that the mobile app is available for download from a Google Play store or Apple App store. The name of the app is eLine SIP Viewer, and you can use it to access your camera from any Smart phone or tablet.

Additional great features of the standalone ONVIF IP cams

Audio: Another great advantage of the TP series ONVIF IP cameras is that they have an audio input at the camera pigtail. With this option you have the possibility to attach a microphone and record an audio that comes in from a scene that you are viewing.

Storage: As I mentioned before, all of our ONVIF IP cameras have some kind of storage option such as a USB flash drive in or SD card slot. That way all the video can be viewed as well as recorded.

Alarm input/outputs: An option to integrate your alarm system into your camera and use it as a recording device when the alarm is triggered.

Motion: The cameras are capable of detecting motion and trigger a recording when that motion happens. There is an option to mask any undesired area for motion and create a few zones for motion.

Multiple standalone cameras

There is also an option to connect multiple standalone cameras which will work as individual units independently and this is also possible but you have to remember a few details. Remember to power one camera at a time and change the default IP address, so the default IPs of the cameras won’t conflict. Also the HTTP and the Server ports have to be different between the cameras. This is a necessity so you can remotely access a certain camera.

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Conclusion

The standalone ONVIF IP camera might be a good solution for you but you have to remember all the disadvantages of not having an NVR unit. My opinion is that if you want to run more than one camera, go ahead and purchase an NVR that will manage your multiple cameras, it makes your life so much easier.

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Getting Started With Your TP Series ONVIF IP Camera

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

ONVIF TP IP CameraYou bought a TP series ONVIF IP security camera for the excellent picture quality at an excellent price point, but now realize that they are not as plug and play as the EL series IP cameras.  This article will help you make sense of it all, and give you a baseline to get started.  If you have not done so yet, read my article on networking IP cameras by clicking here.

The TP series IP camera is first and foremost an IP camera, so there has to be a network in place in order to have the camera work.  If you do not know much about networking, then definitely read my other article above to get familiar with what will need to be done involving IP addresses and networking schemes.

The TP series cameras will need to be set up completely manually, so I want to set your expectations to be ready for static IPs and image adjustments.  You first need to find your TP series camera with the TP Finder Tool available on our website here.

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It is essential that you are on the same network of the camera or you will not find it.  If the camera is plugged into a built in POE switch port in the back of the NVR, then you will need to plug your computer in an open POE port in the NVR in order to be on the same network. The computer will receive an IP address from that POE port on the NVR.  Change the IP address to your network scheme, the Gateway, and the DNS and hit the ChangIP button.  The DNS can be the same address as your Gateway.  If you have a POE built into your NVR, you likely need to put this camera on the network of 10.1.1.1, which is the default.  Once all of that is done, you can attach the camera to the NVR by going into the remote section and clicking the Manual Add button.  In this section, you will choose the channel number you want, the static IP address that you assigned, and you will set the Manufacturer to ONVIF, and set the HTTP port to 8080.  Please note that you do not change the HTTP port in the camera settings or using the NetAdmin tool.  Once all of this is done, your camera should be attached to your NVR and ready to view and record.

A good baseline of settings to get you started

We have compiled some settings that will get you started and work well in outdoor as well as indoor environments.  The TP series cameras have several templates to choose from, but we recommend the motion template and the settings that go with it as a great starting point.  The setting in this section that can cause problems for people is the WDR Policy, and this template sets it to off or Close.  A helpful use for that WDR is for a camera inside that is pointing at a doorway that is very bright outside. What is WDR?  Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) is an imaging system attribute that can record greater scene shadows and highlights than a normal setting.  If you have a look that is solarized or too bright, make sure this value is closed or off to correct that issue.

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Then we will set the HD Schedule to motion as well.  This schedule should also set the Template to motion, but I like to do them all manually to make sure they stick.

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And finally, set the Color to Gray to Auto (alarm).

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These settings will give you a great place to start, and allow you to tweak custom settings if you are curious.  However, there are other templates to try before you start changing the individual settings.

The audio video settings should be set based on the specifications of your NVR, as well as the bandwidth restrictions of your network.  It is a good idea to start low, and then slowly increase quality over time to see how it performs.  Resolution, frames, and bit rate are the settings that control the quality and bandwidth requirement.

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Why is the time out of sync with the NVR?

There is an issue with the time where it is out of sync with the NVR.  To fix this issue, the GMT on the NVR and the TP camera must be set to +8.  You cannot use NTP if you have a TP camera since they are ONVIF and lack the ability to synchronize with NVRs that are not natively ONVIF.  Finally, you can set the DST at the NVR level so that it will adjust the time during daylight savings.


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Summary

While many NVRs support ONVIF, you will notice that not all features work or synchronize.  Therefore, you will always need to log directly into the IP camera to check the settings.  Our settings have been tested for indoor and outdoor use, but they may not be perfect for all environments.  It is only a place to start and see how they work for you.  The settings that are available in the NetVideo may not all apply to your camera, and may work with other models.  If everything is working perfect, there is no need to make any changes.

I always recommend setting up TP cameras on a networking while labelling everything with masking tape or some other sticker.   For example, if your gateway is 192.168.1.1, you can network your TP IP cameras in a row starting at 192.168.1.200, 192.168.1.201, 192.168.1.202, and so on.  Of course, you should always make sure the IP addresses are available by pinging the block that you choose to use.  If you need help with networking IP cameras in general, then refer to my other article listed in the introduction so that you can have an idea of the planning involved.

Finally, make sure you plan the placement of your new TP camera to maximize it’s potential.  If you have it angled outdoors pointing in a direction where the sun rises or sets, you can end up with difficult lighting challenges.  The picture could look perfect during the day, but may end up unusable during that sun rise or set process.

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Interesting Ways to Utilize Your Video Surveillance Systems

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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You can do that? Or, in other words, a few interesting ways to utilize your video surveillance systems.

OK, we know the basics of a camera system. Record video, see what happened. But, it turns out that there are quite a few unusual ways to implement video surveillance systems.

We have seen time lapse recordings of building construction, plants growing, and flowers blooming. Bet you didn’t know that you can do that with your surveillance system, did you? This was developed by Jose Malave in our sales department. He did a beautiful job with it.

Also, you can check out the whole article How to use an IP camera to create a Time Lapse Video for a Web Page

Another interesting thing is when you have two areas that you need to get video from, but there is no way to run wire. Across streets, across pavement, where you physically cannot trench or hang wires. OK, we have a solution for that. Our TP-LocoM5 wi-fi bridge will transmit video over 9 (NINE!) miles. You can also use these to get Internet to remote locations. Even VOIP phone systems. Your imagination is the only limit. Comparing to the old generation of wireless for analog signals, these are far better performance and far better costs. Oh, I said two areas? You can run many more that just one set. Each set can handle up to 8 two megapixel cameras, lots of bandwidth available here.

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Our Wireless access point/bridge will allow you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to IP cameras and DVR wireless transmission. The TP-LocoM5 is very versatile and can be used in several different ways. The most common use is as a wireless IP bridge. You can use 2 of these units to allow you to mount an IP camera or DVR outside in a location that would be either difficult or impossible to wire to. You will connect an Ethernet cable from your network to one of these wireless devices, then mount the device outside (these units are weatherproof) facing in the direction of where the IP camera or DVR will be mounted. The second unit will be mounted on the pole, tree, wall or wherever you have the IP camera or DVR mounted. This will allow you to create a wireless bridge between your network and the IP camera or DVR you have mounted outside. One of these units is powerful enough to provide wireless transmission of several IP cameras or DVRs if they are in the same general location and connected to a switch. With up to 150mbps of bandwidth available and up to 15KM of line of sight distance capability, you are sure to be thrilled with the results. Each of these devices can be configured as an access point and can connect a non wireless device directly to your wireless network. When you purchase this unit from us, you also get our free tech support to help you with your configurations and setup. Oh, the price is right too! In the past, analog transmission systems were in the thousands of dollars. Now you can have a really good IP transmission system for under 200.00!!

How about a camera that will track an intruder? And also will generate an alarm if an invisible line is crossed? You can do that, too.

Here is a 2MP ONVIF Pan Tilt Zoom Camera (PTZ) that has an amazing auto tracker built right in. Auto tracking is the ability for the camera to follow an object such as a human or vehicle until that object is beyond the view of the camera.

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One feature of this Auto Tracking PTZ is within its Intelligent Video Surveillance Function. Using virtual “tripwires” you can literally draw with your mouse on screen lines where you would like to put a “tripwire”. It will act as if you have a laser beam outside, but instead this camera is so smart, it knows when an object moves across this tripwire and will set the auto-tracking into motion. When hooked up to our NVR, it can also send an email alert when an object crosses the tripwire or set off a siren or strobe when connected to a relay system.

Patterns and tours can also be programmed into this camera. It comes preset with 5 patterns and 8 tours.

This ONVIF IP PTZ has a 4.3mm to 119mm lens giving you up to 30X Optical zoom, and comes equipped with a 1/3 inch Exmor CMOS Image Sensor.

At night this PTZ has a powerful IR of up to 250 feet, so day or night it will send a 2 megapixel (1080p) TRUE HD Image to our NVR.

This 1080p Pan Tilt Zoom camera also features a 4000 volt anti-lightening surge protector and is IP66 rated making it weather resistant.

There is also an SD card slot with a max of 64GB. The SD card is not included. A 24v AC Power Cord is included, as well as free tech support and a 2 year warranty.

Pretty cool, huh? For a LOT more info on these sophisticated features, look at an article written by one of us, Ian Bailes. He is much more than the funny guy dancing around on our product demo videos. Check out the Smart Features of an IVS Camera and what this camera can do.

Our suggested camera for this application, use our IPOB-EL3MPIR100L2812-US.

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Have you heard about the newest tech in CCTV? 4K. 12MP video, supreme clarity. We now have a NVR that offers this feature, along with many more. NVR-ELHS-64-4K-DH, 64 camera capacity, hot swappable hard drives, Our 64 Channel High Definition NVR is a powerhouse of a security recorder. It can record up to 64 ONVIF IP Megapixel Cameras at the same time up to 12MP each. Wow! This is one of the most powerful NVRs on the market today. It also utilizes the new 4K display technology so that you can view your cameras on your Super High Resolution 4K Monitors. Of course the detail is amazing on a 1080p monitor as well.

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The hard drives are completely Hot Swappable and are easy to install. Just click open the front panel and put the hard drive in. When you want to swap it out, there is no need to shut down your NVR. That is the great thing about a Hot Swappable Hard Drive capable security recorder. You can install up to 8 Hard Drives at one time. We currently sell hard drives from 1TB to 6TB, so there is a potential of 48TB total hard drive storage..

Another of my favorite functions is Facial Detection. This means that when the video catches a face, it will recognize that image as a face, record it on a special file, e-mail an image (if programmed to do so), and let you know to check it out. This is not a true facial recognition system that requires a huge data base, but a simple version. IPOB-EL3MPIRL2812-US is our camera with this function.

So, as you can see, there are a lot of interesting things that you can do with our camera systems, and probably a lot more not shown here. Please, let me know if you have some that you feel like sharing.

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How to configure and connect an ONVIF IP Security Camera (our TP-Series)

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Onvif Cameras have become very popular these days and many companies are adopting this new open protocol to integrate with other equipment brands.

Today I will introduce our new line of ONVIF cameras (our TP Series) with a new and elegant style, that promise to be an easy and great setup for your CCTV needs.

One of the greatest thing about this new line is the variety of models we are offering from bullet style, varifocal & fix lenses to small ball domes that can be installed in no time.

As I mentioned before, Onvif (Open Network Video Interface Forum), is an Open Industry aimed to facilitate the communication of IP based video products with other devices that are not necessarily from the same manufacturer. Some ONVIF products require to have certain features turned ON before integrating with any equipment that is not from the same brand. In my opinion and as a rule of thumb I always configure each device first to avoid any misconfigurations, then I will end connecting these to the recorder.

For this demonstration I will be using an IPID-TP2MPIR50L2812-W. The settings and access setup is the same throughout the entire TP-Series Cameras. Some settings such as brightness, sharpness, WDR, etc need to be adjusted depending of the environment where the cameras are mounted.

Like any IP based device it will require to know its IP address, or at least have a way to find it. These cameras come with a default IP of 192.168.1.2 or sometimes will be set to DHCP. The best way to approach this is by downloading and using the TP-IP Series Search Utility.

The first step to connect to the camera is to find its IP. Open the finder and click on refresh, the result will show below:

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Select the resultant IP address and here you can change some settings such as port, IP address, mask, etc. I suggest to only change IP Address related settings and not change the ports.

Internet Explorer Settings

Internet Explorer is the only web browser that will work without any add-ons, and is in fact the only browser supported 100% with our DVRs/NVRs and IP cameras.

To access your camera with Internet Explorer, is important to know what version is currently installed in your computer. To do so, open internet explorer and click on Help>About Internet Explorer. A window will open and you can see the current version running in your computer.

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This particular version of Internet Explorer has been optimized for better graphics, performance, etc. The steps to connect to the camera are the same exempt now you will need to add the IP address of the DVR/NVR/IP Camera to the compatibility view settings of the software in order to show correctly.
1.- Go to Start button>Control Panel and Internet Options.

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2.- Click on the Security Tab, then custom Level…

3.- On the next window we will scroll down to look for an option labeled “Download Unsigned ActiveX Controls”. Select “Prompt” and click OK.

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At this point you should be all set to access your Camera.

4.- Open Internet Explorer and type the IP address of your camera. If you are performing these task from the same location were the camera is, then type the internal IP address.

If this is the first time you are trying to connect to the IP camera then it will not show correctly. You will encounter this issue if you are using Internet Explorer Version 11, which is the latest version Microsoft is offering on computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Connecting to the camera for the first time

Once you have configured Internet Explorer, the next step is to connect to the camera. Input the default IP address 192.168.1.2, or if you have changed the address then you will need to use that instead.

A log in page will show up after the necessary Activex Files finish installing. The Default username is Admin/Admin.

Click on Configure to access the settings of the camera and begin enabling features like Motion, Schedule, Resolution, etc.

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Configuring Motion & Schedule Detection

This is one of the main features that you should configure to allow the camera to record when there is movement. To do this click on the configuration panel on the left side and locate “Alarm”.

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Once there, click on the top check mark to enable motion and proceed to select the Motion detection Area. Click on “Set Motion Detect Area” and drag you mouse across the picture to select the area you want the camera to detect motion, like in the picture above, and show the desire selection. Adjust the “Motion Detect Threshold” to adjust the sensitivity. The higher the number the more sensitive to movement the camera will be. Click on “Set” to save those settings. Move down to schedule and change the timing from “00:00 – 23:59”, this will make the camera enable motion 24/7 for a specific day. Click on ”Apply  to Every Day” then “Set” to save these settings. NOTE: when you move to another menu and decide to come back to the Motion Alarm settings, you will notice that the area you have selected for motion will not show up. Don’t panic, the settings are there, you just need to click on “Set Motion Detect Area” again and the area will reappear.

Configuring Encoding Resolution

Encoding will be one of the most fundamental settings you will need to understand and configure correctly. These settings will allow you to setup how the camera will broadcast the video resolution and quality to the NVR and smartphones.

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The settings above are the most common when it comes to configuring the Main Stream of the camera. These settings will be the ones the NVR will record with and it will affect the quality of the recordings if this is set incorrectly. You should set your cameras this way but sometimes it will be necessary to decrease these settings if you lack on bandwidth to stream IP cameras over the Internet.

Lastly the settings for the Sub Stream should be as follows:

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The Sub Stream is basically how you will see your cameras over a smart phone or tablet. These settings are usually at a lower frame rate and resolution (D1), without compromising quality on the video recording. Make sure you click on “Set” when changing any of these settings so the changes will stick.

NOTE: If you are using an NVR with PoE Switch build in, then you will need to configure the camera’s IP address to match the PoE IP address range. When ready to connect the camera then you need to add the camera manually utilizing Onvif as the Manufacture and the HTTP port number is 8080. Once that is all set, click add and the video will start streaming over the NVR.

There are many features in this camera that will make this article incredibly long but these are some of the essential settings you should have when connecting them to your NVR. For more information visit us a www.securitycameraking.com

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