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DVR Installation Manual

9/11/2012 V1.0
S Series DVRs

Table of Contents
WORKFLOW ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3 INSTALLATION WORKSHEET ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Default DVR Login .............................................................................................................................................................................4

NETWORK SETUP ............................................................................................................................................................ 5


Network Port Setup ...........................................................................................................................................................................6 Router Settings ..................................................................................................................................................................................6

SMTP SETTINGS ............................................................................................................................................................... 7 USER SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................................................ 8


Changing Admin Password ................................................................................................................................................................8 Setup Additional User .......................................................................................................................................................................9

RECORDING SETUP ....................................................................................................................................................... 10


Event Scheduled Recording Mode Setup ......................................................................................................................................... 10 Event Recording Continued ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Time Scheduled Recording Mode Setup .......................................................................................................................................... 12

ALARM INPUT SETUP ................................................................................................................................................... 13 MOTION DETECTION SETUP ...................................................................................................................................... 14 DYNAMIC DNS CONFIGURATION .............................................................................................................................. 15 CONFIGURE I-VIEW NOW ENTRY DELAYS............................................................................................................. 15 TEST SETTINGS .............................................................................................................................................................. 15

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Workflow
1. Network Setup: Setting a Static IP, enabling external access via port forwarding a. LAN Setup: static IP address assigned by site IT staff b. Port Setup: forward ports to allow Device commands to be sent from I-View Now 2. Configure SMTP email: This will be used to communicate alerts and alarms to I-View Now. The SMTP server and SMTP ID provided on the Installer Data Worksheet will be used here 3. User Setup: Change the default administrator password. I-View Now will be using this password to log into the device. I-View Now suggests using the suggested password on the Installer Data worksheet. 4. Recording Setup: The DVR will be set to record by schedule or by events. Event recording will only record when either a motion or alarm event is detected. Scheduled recordings occur during the scheduled time. 5. Alarm Input Setup: Here the technician will be setting up the alarm inputs on the back of the DVR to perform two actions: 1) Trigger recording on all connected cameras. And most importantly, 2) Send SMTP (email) alert to I-View Now upon the event of an alarm. 6. Motion Detection Setup: activate video motion recording for desired cameras. 7. Configure I-View Now Entry Delay: Entry delay is configured through the I-View Now portal. 8. Test: Here you will test the individual inputs on the DVR as they are connected to your alarm panel relays or other input devices. It is recommended that you test all inputs for functionality and to ensure the proper workflow is configured within the i-viewnow.com portal. 9. Trouble Shooting: This section is provided to help the technician troubleshoot common problems encountered while installing S series DVRs.

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Installation Worksheet
The I-View Now Portal will provide an Installation Worksheet after entering the DVR make and model into the system. This sheet will contain configuration information for the DVRs notifications area, and provides a form to fill in details about the site setup (alarms, zone names). An example worksheet is printed below.

You will need to retrieve the IP address while on-site. Either ask the customer/IT department for the IP address, or visit http://whatismyip.org while on-site for the correct address.

Default DVR Login


Plug a monitor into the VGA output on the DVR. Also, plug the mouse provided with the DVR into the front side USB port of the DVR unit. The default password is blank. Be aware that the Menus presented in this manual can vary slightly depending on the exact model and firmware version. User Name: admin Password: VGA Cable

USB Mouse

VGA Port

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Network Setup
After logging into the device for the first time, the first setting that should be changed is the IP address. The DVR requires a static internal IP address because one or more communication ports will have to be forwarded to it from the firewall/router on site.

The setup Menu can be reached by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and clicking on the Gear Icon Navigate to the Setup Menu Mouse over the Globe Icon Select Network This will bring you to the Network Setup Page Select the LAN tab at the top of the page Get an available Internal Static IP Address from the Sites IT staff. Also ask for the default gateway(router address) and subnet mask For type, Choose Manual Enter the IP Address Enter the Gateway Address Enter the Subnet Mask For the DNS server either ask the Sites IT staff for a preferred DNS server or just use the Google public DNS server at 8.8.8.8 Double check your settings before Clicking Save because the DVR sometimes automatically adjusts the Gateway Address when Settings the IP address and vice versa. This image shows the LAN tab of the Network Setup Page

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Network Port Setup


I-View Now utilizes two of the devices network ports. The search port, default 10019, and the watch port, default 8016. Ideally, these port numbers can be left as their default values, but on a network where these external ports are already in use. It may be necessary to change them. In the I-View Now Portal, the Search Port should be set as the HTTP port, and the Watch Port should be set as the Video Port. If the ports must be changed Navigate back to the LAN tab of the network setup page Press the port number setup button Adjust the port that needs to be changed Click OK Remember to Click save on the LAN Tab

Router Settings
Router settings must be examined on a case by case basis. I-View Now requires two ports to be forwarded to the Device. This can be done Either through port forwarding or NAT (Network Address Translation) depending on what the installation sites router supports. With either of these router features, any unused/unfiltered External Port can be forwarded to the Watch Port (Also referred to as the Video Port). For example External Port 9000 could be forwarded to the DVR on port 8016 internally. Similarly, external port 8080 could be forwarded to the DVRs internal port 10019. In this case, the default ports on the DVR itself could be left alone. The other approach would be to forward external ports to the DVR using the same External Port and Internal Port. In this case, the ports must be set on the DVR through Network Port Setup. Common ports used for forwarding the HTTP/Search port are 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027 or 8080. Common ports used for forwarding the Video/Watch port are 8010, 8011, 9000, and 9010. For any of these situations it is the External IP Address and External Port numbers that must be entered into the I-View Now Installers Portal. Note: Any ports used must be unblocked in any firewall devices (typically just the router).

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SMTP Settings
This section describes how to set up SMTP (email) on the DVR to allow Alarm notifications to be sent to I-View Now. Navigate to the Setup Menu Mouse over the Network Icon Click Notification Select the Mail Tab If there is no recipient number, Click the + button to add one It is very important that there is one and only one recipient. Check the number box next to recipient 1 Click on recipient field to add an email address. Enter the SMTP ID from the Installers Worksheet into the recipient field. Uncheck the attachment checkbox(has a paperclip icon) Click Save Click on SMTP Setup Button For type choose Manual For SMTP Server, Enter ivnview.com Set Port to 3480 Uncheck Enable SSL/TLS Leave Authentication as none For Sender, Enter the SMTP ID from the Installers Worksheet Click OK Click Save on the Notification Page Click SMTP Setup again Verify that all settings saved correctly Click the Test Button. Select recipient 1(required to be the only recipient) Click start

Notification Mail Tab

Test Failure can occur if the SMTP Server, SMTP Port, SSL/TLS, DNS, or Firewall settings are incorrect. This Test will not verify that the Sender and Receiver are correct. It just verifies SMTP connectivity. SMTP Setup Page 2012 I-View Now, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Speco S Series Installation Guide rev 1.0 Page 7

User Settings
This section explains how to change the DVRs password. Additional users may be configured through the interface described here. Navigate to the Setup Menu Mouse over the System Icon Select User

System Menu This Group and User Page will be the starting point for the remainder of this section.

Changing Admin Password


Groups are denoted by a dash next to their name. Users have no dash. Click on the admin user Change the password to the password provided by the dealers web portal Confirm change Click OK Click Save

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Setup Additional User


Click + Group Button Enter a group name On the name entry page click OK Uncheck Shutdown Uncheck Upgrade Uncheck Color Control If the system uses Motion Detection through the cameras, it is highly advisable to disable PTZ control. Otherwise the User could move the camera to point at for example a busy street. Uncheck Alarm-Out Control Uncheck Setup, so the user cannot break any configurations. Click OK Click Save Go Back to the User Settings Menu Click the + User button Enter a User name Click OK Select the newly created user group Enter a password for the user Confirm the password Click ok

New Group Page

The non admin account is intended for the business proprietors use; please give them the user name and password that was setup.

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Recording Setup
The S series DVRs support three recording modes. 1) Time mode will record continuously during the scheduled times. 2) Event mode will trigger recordings for motion or alarm events only during scheduled times. 3) Time and Event mode will record continuously during the scheduled time, and events will also trigger recordings during the scheduled times.

Event Scheduled Recording Mode Setup


Navigate to the Setup Menu Mouse over the Recording Icon Select Record Set Resolution to High Set Event Record Dwell to 10 seconds(this dictates the amount of post event video record) Click Save Mouse Back over Recording Icon Select Pre-Event

Check All Cameras Set IPS to 10 for all cameras Set Quality to High for all cameras Set Dwell to 10 for all cameras Click Save Mouse back over the Recording Icon Select Schedule In Simple Mode Click mode Field and change to Event Change Mode to Advanced Check Schedule on box The + button can be used to add additional scheduled times Set the desired Day and Range Click the settings Field Continued Next Page

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Event Recording Continued


This brings up the Schedule settings page Click on the Alarm Icon Field(looks like a siren light) Select All Alarm Inputs Click the + next to the Alarm Icon to expand the camera list Set IPS to 10.00 for all Cameras Set Quality to High for all Cameras

If motion base recording is desired, It can be set by clicking on the motion field Click OK Click Save

This process must be repeated for each separate schedule required.

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Time Scheduled Recording Mode Setup


Navigate to the Setup Menu Moue over the Recording Icon Select Schedule Change Mode to Advanced Check Schedule on box The + button can be used to add additional scheduled times Set the desired Day and Range Click the settings Field Continued Next Page This brings up the Schedule settings page Click on the Time Icon Field(looks like a siren light) Select All Cameras Click the + next to the Time Icon to expand the camera list Set IPS to 10.00 for all Cameras

Set Quality to High for all Cameras If motion base recording is desired, It can be set by clicking on the motion field Click OK Click Save

This process must be repeated for all desired schedule intervals

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Alarm Input Setup


Alarm inputs are to be configured to send SMTP notification to I-View Now whenever an alarm event occurs. I-View Now suggests recording on all camera channels whenever an alarm event is detected. It is critical that the Alarm input titles are not changes. From the Main Setup Menu Mouse Over the Alarm Icon Select Alarm-In Check All Alarm Inputs Set contact Type to NO or NC as required by the alarm system. Click on the Actions Tab Click Record and Select all cameras. Click Ok Click the notify field Check the Mail box Uncheck all other boxes Click OK Click Save

This process must be repeated for all alarm Inputs.

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Motion Detection Setup


This section describes how to set cameras up to record based on motion. Additionally, having motion trigger an alarm notification to I-View Now is also detailed here. Navigate to the System Setup Menu Mouse Over the Alarm Icon Select Motion Detection Check the Box for the camera number you want motion recording on Click the Zone field Box off areas to disable motion in them. A busy street would be something that should be boxed off. After creating the box select clear Box off any additional areas that should be ignored Right click, select OK Click Save

Optional steps to add alarm notification Via Motion. Select Action 1 Tab Click the Notify Field for the camera that motion is being set for. Check Mail Click OK Click Save Repeat for all desired cameras

Motion email notification should only be used in highly controllable environments. Otherwise, many false alarms will occur.

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Dynamic DNS Configuration


The Speco S Series DVRs support Specos DVRNS service. This is a custom DDNS solution provided by Speco. When using this service use the fully qualified domain name(FQDN) instead of the IP when entering the address into the I-View Now Portal. IE yourDVRname.ddns.specotech.net. From the network page Select the DVRNS tab Check Enable DVR Name Service The port number must not be modified Type in a name for the DVR Click Check If the name is available, Click Save If not, enter a different name Remember to save after choosing an available name

Use the FQDN as the IP address when entering when adding the DVR to the portal.

Configure I-View Now Entry Delays


Entry Delays are configurable through the I-View Now Dealer Portal. Log in to configure.

Test Settings
Once the DVR has been properly configured and the necessary settings entered into the i-viewnow.com portal, it is a good idea to test each alarm input on the DVR by triggering the corresponding device on your alarm panel. If relay 1, connected to input 1 on the DVR is supposed to trigger when a panic button is pushed, ensure not only that the DVR has received the signal, but that the i-viewnow.com portal has received the signal and correctly identifies the type of alarm.

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