H8104UV

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Table of Contents 1. 2. 2.1. 2.2. 2.2.1 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. 2.7. 3. 3.1. 3.2. 3.2.1. 3.3. 3.4. 3.5. 3.6. 4. 4.1. 4.2. 4.2.1. 4.2.2. 5. 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. 5.3.1. 5.3.2. 6. 6.1. 6.1.1. 6.1.2. 6.1.3. 6.2. Safety Instructions................................................................................................3 Product Overview.................................................................................................3 What you’re getting.......................................................................................3 Product Specifications..................................................................................4 Audio and Video Specifications....................................................................5 Package Contents........................................................................................6 Front Panel ..................................................................................................6 Rear Panel .........................................................................................8

2.4.1. Status Bar.........................................................................................................7 External Controllers......................................................................................8 Mouse Operation........................................................................................10 DVR Installation..................................................................................................11 HDD Installation..........................................................................................11 Camera Connection....................................................................................12 Connecting PTZ .........................................................................................13 Alarm Connection.......................................................................................13 USB Connection.........................................................................................13 Network Connection...................................................................................13 Connecting a display...................................................................................13 Unit Startup and Shutdown.................................................................................14 Powering on................................................................................................14 Shutting Down............................................................................................14 Safe shut down...........................................................................................14 Forced shut down (avoid if possible)...........................................................14 Formatting the HDD....................................................................................15 Main Interface.............................................................................................15 System Setup ............................................................................................16 Firmware Update........................................................................................16 System Date and Time...............................................................................17 User Log-in.................................................................................................17 Logging in...................................................................................................18 Creating/Deleting Users..............................................................................18 Logging out.................................................................................................19 Quick Launch Menu....................................................................................19
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System Intialization...........................................................................................15

Main Menu Overview.........................................................................................17

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6.3. 7. 8. 8.1. 8.2. 9. 9.1. 9.2. 10. 10.1. 10.2. 11. 11.1. 11.2. 12. 12.1. Main Menu..................................................................................................20 Recording Setup.................................................................................................22 Playback/File Backup.........................................................................................23 Playback.....................................................................................................23 File Backup.................................................................................................25 Device Management.........................................................................................26 HDD Management......................................................................................26 Alarm Setup................................................................................................27 PTZ ..................................................................................................................27 PTZ Setup...................................................................................................27 PTZ Control.................................................................................................28 Video Detection................................................................................................29 Motion Detection Region Setup..................................................................31 Video Loss..................................................................................................32 Network Setup..................................................................................................32 Local Network Setup...................................................................................32

12.1.1. Connecting the DVR to the network............................................................32 12.1.2. Network Settings Overview.........................................................................32 12.1.3. Local Network Setup...................................................................................33 12.2. 13. 14. Mobile Phone Setup....................................................................................38 Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................39 Policies & Warranty.........................................................................................40

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If the product gets wet. Use standard lithium cell battery (NOTE: Manufacturer has preinstalled a battery). Do not attempt to remove the casing. The standard lit hium cell 3V battery located in the motherboard should be replaced if the system clock does not update the time while the DVR is turned off. Handle DVR box with care.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Avoid operation in damp or dusty areas. If the DVR emits any unusual smells or sounds.zmodo. Warning: Always unplug the DVR before operating inside of it or you may be subjected to severe electrical shock. Safety Instructions Use a proper power source. please contact Customer Services for repair or exchange. 2. Do not operate in wet or dusty environments. unplug it immediately and contact an authorized dealer. sides and back) of the DVR to prevent the system from overheating.please visit http://www. Properly dispose of batteries. such as damp basements. What you’re getting Product Overview Real-time monitoring Watch what’s going on as it happens. You may be subjected to severe electrical shock if you remove the casing of the DVR. Dropping and shaking the DVR could cause irreparable damage. Do not use this product with a power source that supplies voltage outside of the specified range (100-240V AC). Do not expose to water. If the DVR does not work properly due to physical damage. 2. use a slightly moistened cloth and wipe it gently.USER MANUAL 1. To clean the DVR casing. Do not block the air vents (located on the bottom. unplug it immediately and contact Customer Service.1. Never insert metallic objects into the DVR. Saves your recordings Store video recordings and images onto the hard drive. top. Inserting metal objects into the DVR may cause severe electrical shock. 3 For further assistance . Keep product surfaces clean and dry. Provide proper ventilation.

Product Specifications DVR-H8104UV -4 CH StandAlone DVR H. and external alarm activation--by email. play back.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 Model Video Compression Operating System Signal System Video Input .2. and connect remotely at the same time. Access your DVR from virtually anywhere Set up your DVR to be accessed from any Internet-connected computer.264 Linux Based NTSC / PAL BNC4-Channel Input 4 For further assistance . VGA and BNC video output support Connect a standard computer monitor or a TV with RCA jacks (using the included adapter). Windows-like graphical interface Configure DVR and cameras without the need to familiarize with new interfaces. Access with your mobile phone Use your mobile device to view streaming camera feeds. too! Navigate through menus easily USB 2. and co-workers can be given permission too. 2. Display menus in your language Multi-lingual OSD (Operating System Display).zmodo. and control PTZ motion.0 mouse support makes navigating menus faster and easier. 30 or 60 minutes in length for better organization. Play-back your recordings directly Video play-back directly on the DVR. family.USER MANUAL Move your videos off-site Back-up your videos with either USB flash drive or external hard drive. Triplex technology Record.please visit http://www. Leaves no corner undetected Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera support allows for up to 360° of motion control. motion detection. Stay informed Get notified of system events. Stay more organized Store recordings of 15. Double-encoded bit network transmission keeps your video secure. Friends.

2. and CIF (352x288) playback resolutions offer even clearer images.1 BNC1-Channel Output RCA 4 -Channel Input RCA 1-Channel Output NTSC: 120pfs / PAL: 100fps NTSC: 704 x 480 / PAL: 704 x 576 NTSC: 120 fps@CIF / PAL: 100 fps@CIF NTSC: CIF (352x240). 5 For further assistance . Support PELCO-P/D USB 2. PAL: CIF (352x288) Continuous / Time Schedule / Motion Detection / Sensor Triggered SATA HDD x 1 (Max up to 2TB) 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) TCP/IP.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Symbian S60 3rd and iPhone Yes 4 CH Input / 1 CH Output Built-in RS485. DDNS Remote Client Software and IE Browser Support mobile phone based on Windows Mobile. HD1 (704x288).zmodo. D1 (704x576).USER MANUAL Video Output Audio Input Audio Output Display Frame Rate Display Resolution Recording Frame Rate Playback Resolution Recording Mode HDD Support Network Connection Network Protocol Network Remote 3G Mobile VGA Output Alarm PTZ Control USB Remote Control Mouse Power Supply Dimensions Model 2. ADPCM audio compression reduces the required bandwidth for signal-to-noise ratio.please visit http://www.264 (MPEG-4) video compression allows you to store more video while using less space. 5A 315mm (W) x 224mm (D) x 52mm (H) DVR-H8104UV -4 CH StandAlone DVR Audio and Video Specifications H.0/ USB for Backup / USB for mouse Included Included 12DC.

please visit http://www.zmodo.USER MANUAL 2. (1) DVR (1) 12V Power Supply with power cord (1) USB Mouse (1) Remote Control (1) User Manual (1) Software CD (4) Spare Phillips Screws (2) AAA batteries (1) SATA Power Cable (1) SATA Data Cable 2.4.1. Front Panel Package Contents Note: Actual panel may vary slightly Figure 2.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .3. A Key Name Search Operation On main screen: G Switches between output (BNC or VGA) In playback: Prompts playback file search Key Name Function Operation On main screen: Prompts quick launch menu On menu navigation: Prompts soft-keyboard 6 For further assistance .

net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . C.USER MANUAL B C DVR Status See Section 2. Status Bar Figure 2. I. Press shift prior to pressing the key for the number value instead of default function Exit current task F M Escape 2. J).On main screen: Opens Zoom PTZ controls E P o w e r Press to turn on DVR K Button Press and hold for five seconds to power off View-mode USB 2.Toggle between 1/2x / back 1/4x / 1/8x and single frame playback speed F a s t p l a y .4.Toggle between 2x / 4x / back 8x playback speed Stop D Directional Menu navigation and J Pad PTZ control Enter Menu selection Halt video playback P a n .1. Bar Menu Opens main menu H I Record Play/Pause Opens record menu Playback in normal speed / pause S l o w p l a y . F.4.1. Indicates that the DVR is plugged into a power source Indicates that the shift key has been pressed—the next input will take the secondary function Indicates that a recording is in progress 7 For further assistance . G. H.0 To g g l e v i e w .zmodo.please visit http://www.2.m o d e L for playback and live feed Connect a compatible backup device Shift Access secondary key functions (located on top of the keys A.T i l t .

USB drive.zmodo.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .3.g.5.USER MANUAL Indicates that the DVR is connected to a network Infrared Sensor for the remote controller 2. External Controllers Note: Actual remote may vary slightly 8 For further assistance .6.please visit http://www. audio cables Storage removable hard (mono) drives) Connect alarm input Output to display A l a r m a n d and output as well J via VGA cable RS485 contact a s P T Z c a m e r a controls Connect to the K Power Input internet Turns the system on/off (— = on) Connect power adapter (12V/5A) E Ethernet F Power Switch 2. Rear Panel Note: Actual panel may vary slightly Figure 2. Name A Video Output B Video Input Purpose Name Purpose Output audio via RCA audio cables Connect the USB mouse Output to display G Audio Output via BNC connector C a m e r a c o n n e c t i o n v i a H Mouse input BNC connectors C Audio Input D VGA Output Connect back-up Connect audio storage devices input via RCA USB Back-up I (e.

zmodo. + to increase month – to decrease. C Mute I n v i d e o p l a y b a c k : K Escape Mute/unmute audio On main screen: Prompts quick launch menu On menu navigation: Prompts softkeyboard Exit current task Toggle view-mode for playback and live feed D D i r e c t i o n a l Menu Navigation and L View-mode Pad PTZ control Enter Menu selection 9 For further assistance .please visit http://www. Key Name Operation A Power Button Press to turn on DVR Press and hold for five seconds to power off Key Name I Device Selection Operation Select the device ID J Function B V a l u e In playback: Adjustment Vo l u m e r e d u c t i o n / increase On menu navigation: Change input values (e.g.USER MANUAL Figure 2. or + to go to next item in drop down menu. – to navigate to previous).net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .4.

zmodo. Toggle view-mode for playback and live feed F Search On main screen: Toggle N View-mode between output (BNC or VGA) In playback: Prompts playback file search G Play/Pause P l a y b a c k i n n o r m a l O File back-up speed / pause Opens file-back up screen S l o w p l a y .7. press 10+ before input to enter a value greater than 10 O n m a i n : Corresponding camera feed is displayed in full screen Backspace Delete a character during input Opens menu to remove preset alarms 2.please visit http://www.USER MANUAL E Record M Sequence On main: Bring up the record menu During display sequence: Press once to stop sequence.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 Action Left-Click Color and Volume Control Bars Detailed File . Mouse Operation Context Quick launch menu Main/Sub-Menu Function Enters sub-menu Enter menu/sub-menu Check/uncheck options Select/deselect motion detection area pixel Activate pull-down menu Adjust settings (click and drag) Play back recorded file 10 For further assistance .Toggle between 1/2x / back 1/4x / 1/8x and single frame playback speed F a s t p l a y .Toggle between 2x / 4x back / 8x playback speed Stop H Numpad Halt video playback On menu navigation: P Alarm Reset input numeric values. Press again to start at the beginning.

3.3. Figure 3. HDD Installation Step-By-Step: DVR Installation Step 1: Unscrew the DVR chassis. fasten the screws. Carefully slide it back and remove. black) included in the resealable bag.USER MANUAL Right-click Live Display Main/sub-menu Double-Click Live Display/Video Playback Move Mouse Menus Activate quick launch menu Exit menu Maximizes screen Highlights options 3. Figure 3.1. 11 For further assistance . making sure that the “L” shape matches up. Holding the hard drive in place.zmodo. once again making sure that the “L” shape matches up. Step 3: Connect the data cable and power cable to the hard drive. Figure 3. Figure 3. Step 5: Move the hard drive so that the screw holes align.please visit http://www. Step 2: Retrieve the data cable (red cable) and power cable (red. Connect one end to the DVR board as shown. Step 4: Place the hard drive in the corresponding space.4.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . While pressing the hard drive against the case. flip the DVR upside down. yellow.1.2.

Step 7: While holding the chassis at an angle. Figure 3. press it back onto the DVR. 3. Step 3: Connect the power cord on the camera to the male-end of the power extension cable. Step 4: Connect the end of the power extension cable to the 12V power adapter. and you will hear a snapping sound.zmodo.USER MANUAL Step 6: Align the slots on the chassis with the tabs on the front panel of the DVR.5.2. Camera Connection What you will need: •DVR •Camera •Video (BNC male-to-female) and power extension cable •12V Power Adapter Important! Do not use any other power sources other than a 12V source. You may need to exert force. which will lock into place. Step 2: Attach the other end of the BNC extension cable (male-end) to any of the video input slots located on the back panel of the DVR.6. Your camera has a built-in cord that splits into one (1) BNC video connector and one (1) RCA 12V DC power connector.7. Fasten the screws. Figure 3. Figure 3. Step 1: Connect the BNC connector on the camera to the male-end of the BNC extension cable.please visit http://www.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . 12 For further assistance .

1. 3. This can be found online at http://www.5.1. USB Connection Your DVR will feature two USB ports on the back panel. Alarm Connection You are able to connect up to four input alarms (numbered 1-4 on the back panel.3.) by pushing the orange tabs in.zmodo. Connecting PTZ Step 1: Determine which wire is positive and which is negative (color-correspondence may vary for each model). Refer to objects F and G in Figure 2.).net/faq/index. please refer to a separate manual. Note: The back-up storage must be formatted in the FAT32 file system in order for the DVR to recognize it. 3.USER MANUAL 3. Connecting a display The DVR system supports two output types.net/faq/. Zmodo T1001BG camera shown above. Step 2: Connect the wire to the back panel of the DVR (object H on Figure 2. Warning: Connecting USB components into the wrong ports may affect performance and/or permanently damage saved files. Make sure that the positive wire goes into the positive terminal (A). and inserting the wires into the green slots.2. you will need a display that supports either VGA or BNC. Step 3: For further assistance. and the negative wire goes into the negative terminal (B). Connect a USB mouse to the corresponding port. 13 For further assistance . Network Connection See Section 12.3. VGA and BNC.6.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . and connect back-up storage devices to the other port. Formatting the hard drive can be done on your computer.3. refer to the camera manual and visit http://www.php/en/tech-support/ptz-camera-install. In order to connect an output.zmodo. For assistance regarding advanced alarm setup.4. 3.8. Step 2: Use an 18 gauge power wire to extend the positive and negative wires.please visit http://www. Refer to the figure below: Figure 3. zmodo. 3.1. refer to Figure 2. or you will need a VGA/BNC converter to convert the output to a signal that your display can support.3.

If you have both connected. Shutting Down Safe shut down Step 1: Access the [Main Menu] either by right clicking on the main screen.2. refer to Figure 2.3.USER MANUAL To connect a display.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . 14 For further assistance .3. The DVR cannot simultaneously display both VGA and BNC. Forced shut down (avoid if possible) Warning! Shutting down the DVR in this manner may result in data loss. Select “SHUTDOWN SYSTEM” and select confirm. flip the power switch so that the side with the line is protruding. you will need to press and hold the SEARCH button in order to switch between display methods. 4. 4. Method 1: Flip the power switch so that the side with the line is protruding. Step 4: After the monitor no longer has a display. Connect the other end to the VGA input on your display.). NOTE: If you have both BNC and VGA connected to the DVR. Powering on Unit Startup and Shutdown Make sure that the power is properly connected (object F in Figure 2.1. Step 2: Select the [Exit] option.please visit http://www.1. Power on the system by flipping the power switch so that the side with the line is down. 4. Method 2: Pull out the power plug.2. and you will hear one short tone and then a pause. VGA: Connect a VGA cable to the VGA output on the back panel (object D.2. or by pressing the menu on the DVR front panel or the remote.) to a suitable power source (within the range of 100-240V AC). 4. followed by three longer tones. the DVR is defaulted to display VGA. Step 3: You will be presented with a drop-down menu.2.3. refer to Figure 2. Connect the other end to the BNC input on your display. The power indicator LED will turn on. or irreparable damage to the system. BNC: Connect a BNC female-to-female cable to the “Main Out” (object C.). 4.zmodo.

USER MANUAL 5. 5. refer to Section 9. NOTE! If you do not see the above message after start-up. then you will need to manually format it (refer to Section 9. 5.1. 15 For further assistance . System Intialization Formatting the HDD Step 1: When turning the system for the first time.2.2. since you will need to format your hard drive in order to record videos.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . and check if the hard drive is already formatted. the DVR will display the main interface: Figure 5. you will be prompted with a message: Figure 5. Select yes. it will return to the main interface (quad-view camera feed by default) and the hard drive will be formatted.3.1).please visit http://www. Main Interface Immediately upon formatting the HDD.1. If it isn’t.1.zmodo. Step 2: After selecting yes. a message will appear: Figure 5. After a few minutes.

screen-selection can be done using the navigation buttons). Step 1: Select the external storage device containing the desired firmware.3. We are not responsible for any system damage that may result from this process. Changing the view-mode: Double-clicking anywhere in each channel will blow-up the corresponding camera-feed to full screen. Date (Y-M-D) Time of Day and Day of the Week. open the main menu and navigate to [Advance] -> [Soft Upgrade]. Step 2: You will be prompted with a confirmation message.net/faq/) for the latest firmware and check if yours is up to date. Alarm status indicator.USER MANUAL # 1 2 3 4 5 Purpose Input channel (corresponds to the video input on the back panel). 5.zmodo. select “Yes” and the update will start automatically. refer to Chapter 6. Figure 5. In addition.zmodo. Indicator if there is no camera plugged in to the channel.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Do NOT turn off the system or unplug the power 16 For further assistance . System Setup Firmware Update WARNING! Please read the company software policies before updating. First enter the [Main Menu] and navigate to [System Info] -> [Version Info] and check the firmware version. and press “Upgrade”. Updating the Firmware If your firmware version is not up-to-date.3. Repeating both actions will change the view-mode back to quad-screen. Visit the Zmodo site (http://www. opens alarm menu when clicked on. shown in red.please visit http://www. If you need any assistance with menu navigation and/or user log-in. pressing the view-mode button on the front panel or remote will blow up the selected feed to full screen (the selected screen is outlined in green. Motion detector—appears while motion is being detected.4. 5.1.

please consult customer services before updating. Figure 5.6. 17 For further assistance . Main Menu Overview Note: Menu icons and layout are subject to change with firmware updates. Figure 5. Not doing so may result in permanent system failure. 5. the user must log in. since file search on the DVR requires that you specify the date of recording.3. Admin: Has the highest authorization and can carry out all operations.5. the quick launch menu and the full main menu: 6. By default. If you are unsure. WARNING! It is crucial that you install the most updated firmware for your specific system.zmodo.2. System Date and Time It is very important to properly update the system date and time prior to recording.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .please visit http://www. In order to update the system clock. open the [Main Menu] and go to [System Setup] -> [System]. the system has three users which cannot be edited or deleted. User Log-in Before any permissions other than surveillance and alarm editing are granted.1.USER MANUAL source during update. This DVR system features two main types of menu. 6. Figure 5.7.

g. Creating/Deleting Users Yo u c a n a d d o r d e l e t e u s e r s a n d c h a n g e user passwords and permissions in the User Management screen. user is given these permissions by default unless logged into a different account.1. Figure 6. Figure 6. open the main menu): Press on the drop-down arrow with the mouse.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . attempt to access any permission that is not currently granted to you (e. 6. access the [Main Menu] and navigate to [Advance] -> [User Account].2. To do this.USER MANUAL Default Password: 666666 User: Control over everything with the exception of firmware update and system restore.please visit http://www.4.1.2. Logging in In order to open the following log-in prompt.1. Default Password: 123456 Default: Control over surveillance and alarm editing. After typing in your password using the navigational pad or the mouse. After selecting the user. navigate to the password box and click or press the function key to open a soft keyboard: Figure 6. 6. 18 For further assistance .zmodo. or select the box with the navigational pad to select the user: Figure 6.3. select confirm and you will be directed to the function that you originally chose. Default Password: None.1.

Viewmode can be changed to quad-screen by selecting QUAD. ALARM RESET: Opens the alarm reset menu. Selecting the FULL option will prompt you to select a channel to blow into full-screen.5.please visit http://www. 19 For further assistance .net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Logging out In order to log out of your current user session.2.8. Select “Confirm” and you will be redirected back to the main interface as the default user.6. Figure 6. Quick Launch Menu The quick launch menu can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the main interface. PLAY BACK: Enter play back mode. open the [Main Menu] and select [Exit]: Figure 6. PTZ CONTROL: Enter PTZ Control. Figure 6.USER MANUAL 6. Figure 6. or by pressing the function keys on either the front panel or the remote. 6.3.zmodo. VIDEO ADJUST: Opens camera display-adjusting menu.7.1. START/STOP AUDIO: Begins/halts audio recording.

10. SATURATION: Adjusts the color intensity.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .zmodo. NOTE! Adjusting the video settings will also change the appearance of the recordings. SET RECORDING: Opens the quick recording control interface: Figure 6. or by selecting it in the quick launch menu: Figure 6. Manual: The channel will begin recording as soon as you hit “confirm” Stop: The channel will stop recording as soon as you hit “confirm” MAIN MENU: Opens the main menu.3. CONTRAST: Adjusts the contrast. CHROMA: Adjusts hue.USER MANUAL BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts brightness. Main Menu Access the main menu by pressing the “Menu” button on the remote or front panel.9.please visit http://www. 20 For further assistance . 6. Automatic: The channel will record automatically (when the scheduled time arrives. Each number corresponds to the input channel.

system settings changes. Edit alarm sensor type. including the IP and log-in account. as well as video loss detection. Fast playback. etc. Settings will be applied after returning to the main interface. Edit the PTZ parameters for each input channel. Displays DVR events and the corresponding date and time. recording channel. or normal playback speeds are available. output and other parameters. Change system date/time. Opens the quick recording control menu: select whether to start recording automatically for each channel (as dictated in system setup).net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Includes user log-in/out. or manually start and stop the recording. and video system. Edit network settings. Displays information regarding system software. HDD Info Log Info Version Info Net User System Encoding Recording PTZ Network Alarm Detection Display Displays HDD information such as remaining memory. 21 For further assistance . slow playback. Edit file encoding formats for each channel of recording.zmodo. Change motion detection settings and coverage. date/time display format.please visit http://www. Change display settings and set up display sequencing (timed slideshow of displays). local DVR ID. HDD selection and formatting.USER MANUAL Main Menu Sub-Menus Purpose Search for and playback files on the DVR. Opens the alarm menu to configure alarm trigger method. system language. recordings. and date of issue. Schedule the time-period and method for automatic recording. Displays network user information. hardware.

channel 1 would record 24 files. Add/delete users. edit user permissions and change user passwords.1. Warning! It is critical that the firmware is correct. Select files on DVR HDD to be copied onto the USB back-up storage (port located on the back panel). no memory. Upgrade the system firmware.USER MANUAL User Account Exception System Upgrade VGA Adjust Restore Manage user accounts. Restore selected system settings to factory defaults—user accounts and system language cannot be restored.1. 7.zmodo. Recording Setup Figure 7. etc. Either overwrite the oldest files or stop the current recording period.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . To edit values.please visit http://www. use select button to access each element and the function key to use the soft keyboard. [Duration] 22 For further assistance . [Disk Full] Edits system response to a full hard drive. Change output settings including display settings and output volume. Set the duration of each recorded file during the period of continuous recording. (In Figure 7. Create notifications (high-pitch beep) for system events such as video loss. each file 60 min in length).

access it from the menus or press the play/ pause button on the front panel or remote: Figure 7.2. Playback Playback/File Backup In order to access the playback screen. 23 For further assistance . [Schedule] Edit recording settings for each day of the week. otherwise settings will not be saved. Motion activates recording when motion is detected in the channel. 8.1. Copy Settings 8. Normal activates recording at the specified time. Recording Activation Edit the recording activation methods. Copy the current settings to other channels. Each period will have different activation methods for recording.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Warning: You still have to save the settings for each channel.zmodo.USER MANUAL [Channel] Select the channel recording settings to edit. Continuous Recording Period May specify up to four different recording periods for each channel. and Alarm activates recording when the channel’s alarm is triggered.please visit http://www. Warning: Save the current settings before editing another channel.

zmodo. File Select: Select a specific file to play (located on the right). Time Limit: Play all files that were recording at or during the specified [Start Time] and ending at the specified [End Time]. [End Time] [Play Type] Note: End time must be larger than the start time. Input the date that the desired file was recorded.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . [Search Channel] Filter files by the desired channel. 24 For further assistance .3.USER MANUAL Recording Search: [Search Date] [Start Time] Indicate the time period in which the recording occurred. alarm refers to alarm triggered recording.please visit http://www. [Search Type] Playback Controls: Figure 7. and motion refers to motion sensor triggered recording). Filter files based on the recording-activation type (normal refers to scheduled or manual recording.

To remove files from the list. select a file and press “CLR SEL”. A file search window will be prompted.2. You will see your files appended to the list (highlighted in red). Step 2: Press “Detect”. Figure 8. Step 4: After appending all of the desired files. Figure 8. After inputting the search parameters and selecting the desired files. Step 1: Connect a backup storage device to the USB port on the backside of the DVR.3. hit “Append” and the files will be added to the backup list.please visit http://www.1.2.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Then select the desired backup device on the left. Figure 8.4.zmodo. 25 For further assistance . To remove all files. press “CLR ALL”. hit “Exit” and you will be returned to the main file backup screen.USER MANUAL 8. File Backup [File Backup] Access the File Backup by opening the [Main Menu] and selecting Figure 8. Step 3: Press “Add”.

zmodo. Otherwise. Step 7: Press “Confirm”.please visit http://www. Figure 8. Step 5. then repeat steps 3-6. 26 For further assistance . Figure 8.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .5. HDD Management Device Management In order to manually format the hard drive. press “STOP” and you will see the following message. remove the backup storage device.6.1: If for any reason you need to terminate the backup process.USER MANUAL Step 5: Once you have your desired list.7. access the [Main Menu] and navigate to [Hard Disk]. 9.1. If you are not finished. Select yes. 9. Step 6: After the backup is completed (whether it was stopped or carried out to completion) the following message will pop up. The progress indicator is shown in red. Figure 8. press “BACKUP” and the system will begin writing the files to your drive.

PTZ Setup Access the Main Menu and navigate to PTZ [System Setup] -> [PTZ]. This can be found on the Zmodo website at http://www.1. and then select “Format” under [Operation].net/faq/. The HDD Status Indicator conveys the status of each hard drive—the green check mark denotes that the hard drive is ready. 9. Figure 9. Alarm Setup For alarm setup instructions. the red x means that the hard drive is not connected.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . please refer to a separate manual.2.1. 10. Select the hard drive under [Hard Disk].zmodo. 27 For further assistance . a yellow exclamation mark means that the hard drive is unformatted.USER MANUAL Figure 9.2. 10.please visit http://www. WARNING! The values highlighted in red should not be changed from these default values. press [Go] and the HDD will be formatted.zmodo. Once the correct device is selected.

zmodo. Each camera has a unique device address so that the system can distinguish which device to send the data out to. 1 PT Control 28 For further assistance . For further assistance.zmodo. 10. It is necessary that the protocol on the camera matches the protocol in this setting. Dev Address: Specifies the camera’s device address. please visit the Zmodo website at http://www. OR use the directional pad. you must make sure that the following settings match the properties of the PTZ camera (which can be set from the dipswitch).1. # Name Function Pan-Tilt control scheme. PTZ cameras generally don’t send that much information. Mouse: Scroll over the general region of each arrow to display the arrow. Channel: Specifies the input channel that the PTZ camera is connected to. Protocol: This is the control “language” between the DVR and camera.please visit http://www. otherwise the camera will not be able to interpret the data sent from the DVR.php/en/tech-support/ptz-camera-install.net/faq/ index. Figure 10. Click and hold the arrow to move in that direction. PTZ Control Access the PTZ control from either the quick-menu or the front panel.USER MANUAL In order to make the PTZ camera compatible with the DVR. Baud Rate: Synonymous to the number of symbols (or signaling events) sent per second. This is necessary because all PTZ cameras are connected to the same control terminals.2.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . thus this setting is typically arbitrary.

6. ZOOM: Zooms camera in and out.zmodo.1. predefined locations). and every time you input that value in the box and press "Call" the camera will automatically point to that location again. Use the Volume control buttons (item 5 on Figure 2. Video Detection Access the Video Detection Setup by opening the [Main Menu] and navigating to [System Setup] -> [Detection]. Test this after setting up a location pointer by moving to a different area. Zoom and Speed. Input a number between 0-34 P r e s e t 5 (inclusive) and press "Setup".) to adjust the values. In order to do program this. Adjust the speed of the camera's Pan/Tilt.USER MANUAL Use PTZ Mode button (item 12 on Figure 2.please visit http://www. FOCUS: Adjusts camera focus. 11. You may define up to 35 (0-34) locations that the DVR remembers to point the camera at. and calling the location again. Focus. 2 Lens Control 3 PT Speed 4 A d v a n c e d Advanced PT Scanning Modes and configuration of scanning Scan Modes parameters (left/right boundaries. 29 For further assistance . use the PT controls of the camera so that the desired object is being viewed by the camera. Figure 11. That specific location is now Locations assigned that value.6.) to switch between Iris. IRIS: Adjusts the amount of light let in through lens.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . [Channel] Select the channel to apply the current settings (selecting "ALL" applies to all of the settings).

Set the delay time until the alarm is ready to be triggered again.please visit http://www.zmodo.USER MANUAL [Alarm Type] Select the detection type that you want to apply (motion detection or video loss detection).net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Recording Setup) DVR Alarm will be sound if this option is selected. Edit motion detection sensitivity (Lowest corresponds to least sensitive. Recording will automatically begin after motion detection is triggered (not applicable to video loss). 30 For further assistance . System must be set in Auto-recording mode and the motion detection must be set for the specified time (see 7. Highest corresponds to most sensitive) [Region] [Alarm Reset After] [Recording Channel] [Alarm Dev Out] [Sensitivity] [Schedule] Schedule up to two continuous periods in which the detection will trigger a specific output. Setup the region of detection for motion detection (not applicable to video loss detection).

net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .please visit http://www. [Copy Setting] Copy the current settings to any channel (must first navigate to that channel's settings and save it in order to apply the changes). left-click on any green block. OSD Output: An icon will appear on the main interface when an event is detected. 11.zmodo.USER MANUAL Continuous Time Periods Edit the time period and corresponding output method. Adding area of detection: In order to add an area of motion detection. The green-filled blocks are areas of motion detection. Removing area of detection: Right-click on any block to remove area of detection. Motion Detection Region Setup Figure 11.2. hold the left mouse button and drag from left to right. To add multiple blocks.1. Dev Output: An external alarm (must first connect one) will sound once the event is detected. the blocks showing the camera’s display do not have motion detection. Press “Setup” after Region to edit the area of motion detection. Hold the right mouse button and drag from left to right in order to remove multiple blocks. 31 For further assistance .

3. you should hear a “click”. If you find that the connections are secure. 12. Video Loss Video Loss simply alerts you if you have lost one of the camera inputs.zmodo. Local Network Setup Network Setup Connecting the DVR to your local network allows you to access and control the DVR from any computer in the building. Connecting the DVR to the network Step 1: Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the back panel of the DVR (see object E in Figure 2. Network Settings Overview Figure 12.please visit http://www. If the problem persists. please call customer services at 12.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . without being physically connected to it.2. 12.1. Step 2: Make sure that the DVR is connected to the same internet connection as the computer that you will be accessing the DVR through. Step 3: Once connected.1. what should I do? First check to see that the Ethernet connections are secure—when you plug the cable into the port. Ethernet IP: This is the local IP address of the DVR.) and connect the other end to the network router.1.1. whether the camera BNC is disconnected or the camera loses power. then try restarting the DVR and the router. or switching Ethernet cables. 12.1. Once video is lost.2. the corresponding alarm settings will trigger. the Network Indicator on the Status Bar of the DVR should be lit.USER MANUAL 11. Modify according to the 32 For further assistance . Troubleshooting The indicator is not lit.

please visit http://www. Open the command prompt on your computer. DDNS Server. unless the ISP blocks port 80. you will be required to input the corresponding information (IP.2.USER MANUAL address rules of the DHCP server (typically the router).3. MAC: An identifier assigned to the network adapter. Figure 12. most internet customers have a dynamic IP (“leased”) IP address. in most cases this will not be changed. On Windows 7/Vista On the Start Menu search box. Turning DDNS on allows you to identify the specific device regardless of IP. Account. If you select this. by assigning it a static host name. which is http port standard. PPoE Auto Link. Gateway: The gateway is the IP address of the router to which the DVR is connected. Password: Unless specifically paying for a static public IP address. Account. Netmask: This value rarely needs to be changed. DNS: The Domain Name Server (DNS) should also be set to the local address of the router. The default value is 80. 33 For further assistance .net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .zmodo. Check the router for the address range. Contact your ISP for more information. Will not need to be changed. 12. Mobile Port: Specify the virtual port for mobile device compatibility. Local Network Setup Step 1. This value shouldn’t need to be changed. Password: PPoE is used for certain DSL internet providers. type in “CMD”: Press “Enter” or select the icon.1. Dial Up. Email: Setup an email address to receive notifications from the DVR. however it must be identical to the address of the network. PPoE IP. Domain Name. HTTP Port: The purpose of this port is to allow access to the DVR via Internet Explorer. Server Port: The virtual port number on your server. Account and Password) in order to connect to the internet.

Figure 12. Figure 12. Subnet Mask: You will not need to worry about this number. just make sure that it matches in the network settings of the DVR. which connects to your service provider’s modem. Access the network settings on the DVR Open the [Main Menu] -> [System Setup] -> 34 For further assistance .5.. which connects you to the Internet. Do NOT use the same IP when configuring ETHERNET IP in network settings of the DVR. Step 2.USER MANUAL On Windows XP Open the start menu and select “Run. type in “CMD” and press enter. Type “ipconfig” and press enter.please visit http://www.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 [Network] .4.3. Default Gateway: This number represents your router. The number will vary for each computer.. Determine your IP address Once the command prompt opens. Write down the settings somewhere: IP Address: This is the number that represents which computer you are on.” In the dialogue box that is prompted. Step 3.zmodo. Figure 12. you should see a directory (C:\) and a blinking cursor.

You should see something like the following: Figure 12. Connect to the DVR via Internet Explorer WARNING! It is important that you use internet explorer. change the fourth section (. 35 For further assistance . In [Ethernet IP].7. NOTE: The IP address may vary. Press “Save” and exit out of the network screen.please visit http://www. If the problem persists.100 in this case) to something different from your computer’s IP. as other browsers may not be compatible. Check that your DVR is communicating with the router. If there is no reply and the command prompt says “Requested Time Out”.zmodo. then please contact customer support at Step 5.1. and DNS and Gateway should be the same as the Default Gateway address.100” in the command prompt. Repeat Step 1 and type “Ping 192. Step 4.USER MANUAL Figure 12.6.168.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Netmask should be the same as the Subnet Mask number from your command prompt. type whichever IP address you put in the ETHERNET IP box of the DVR settings. double check that your DVR Network Settings are configured correctly.

and go to Tools.please visit http://www. leave them at Prompt. Scroll down to ActiveX controls and plug-ins.USER MANUAL Open Internet Explorer.8.. All settings should be changed to Enable unless they are already set at Prompt. Figure 12. Internet Options as shown: Figure 12. Internet Explorer 7 When the window opens. 36 For further assistance .zmodo. If they are set at Prompt. go to the Security tab and select Custom Level.8..net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .

Select Install.zmodo. Select Continue and you will be prompted once again for the installation of the web software. type in http://192. Type in the IP address you put in the DVR Network Settings form called Ethernet IP in the address bar of internet explorer.9.100: Figure 12.168.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . In this case.please visit http://www. 37 For further assistance .11.USER MANUAL Figure 12.10. You will be prompted by Windows to allow the program: Figure 12.1.

please visit http://www.zmodo.1) and S60 5th Edition (9.1 OS d) Nokia SymbianTM S60 3rd Edition (9.7 or later c) Windows MobileTM Pro 5. a) iPhone software options are aPlayer and vMEye and can be downloaded from iTunes or http://zmodo. Before proceeding. 12. Step 1: Download the phone-specific viewing software onto your mobile device.net. Mobile Phone Setup Mobile phones compatible with this device include: a) iPhoneTM b) BlackberryTM OS V4.4) Important Notes: 1. only one channel may be viewed at a time. After a few seconds. make sure that the DVR is configured for network access (see Section 12. b) Blackberry software uses BPlayer and can be downloaded from http:// 38 For further assistance .2. 2. For further assistance.0 and 6.1). you will see the interface along with a log-in screen. 3. please contact Customer Support at Figure 12.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . The video buffer and performance is determined by the connection bandwidth.13. When using mobile phone access.12.USER MANUAL Figure 12.

. Start. under username enter “Admin” and under password enter “666666”).g. Camera Connection for assistance. Step 3: Enter public IP address or dynamic DNS URL of your DVR Step 4: Enter the username and password of any user account on your DVR except for the default user.zmodo. or Log In button depending on your device. If you notice a decline in performance that may be attributed to overheating. c) Both Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian use Qqeye. Refer to section 3. Refer to Section 9. Step 6: Click Play. unplug the DVR and contact customer services. Try to place the DVR in a cool. Q: The DVR is requesting a password. Step 2: Install and launch the software on your phone. (E. Q: Why isn’t the remote working? 39 For further assistance . technical support can assist in unlocking a DVR.USER MANUAL zmodo. 13.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . Q: Why isn’t the camera feed showing on my screen? A: Make sure that the cameras are connected properly to the DVR and a suitable power source.g. either by drive failure or disconnection from the DVR. What if I don’t remember the password? A: In most cases.2. If the hard drive continues to appear to be malfunctioning. The owner must contact us and provide the invoice or order number corresponding to the DVR.net.please visit http://www. ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Q: Can the DVR overheat? A: The DVR may overheat during continuous operation. please contact technical support. try switching for new cables. Step 5: Enter the Mobile Port value (e.1 for instructions on how to ensure the hard drive is properly installed. 8888). If the problem persists. Frequently Asked Questions Q: What if the DVR does not detect the hard drive? A: Hard Drive loss occurs when the hard drive is taken offline. Open the Main Menu and navigate to [System Setup] -> [System] and set “Video System” to NTSC.

refer to either the online PTZ setup instructions or the camera’s manual. replace or repair any products found to be defective during their warranty period. Network Setup). Q: Why can’t I control my PTZ camera? A: Ensure the PTZ cameras are connected properly to the DVR. Please note that our hard drives are especially designed for the rough wear of DVR recording. Q: Can I use my own hard drive in the DVR? A: If the hard drive is SATA and no larger than 1TB. Q: Why does the buzzer keep sounding? A: An alert has been triggered. including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. If they are connected properly.zmodo.2. implied or otherwise.please visit http://www. with the overwrite function enabled. at its sole discretion. then you can install your own hard drive in the DVR. so standard hard drives may have a shorter life. Refer to section 3. Zmodo will. or replace the batteries. Zmodo will not honor any other warranty.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 . To do so. The DVR supports simultaneous recording and playback. Check your alarm settings. Motion may have been detected. make sure that they are configured correctly.1. or formatting the hard drive. 3 year warranty plan is also available for purchase. 14. Q: Do I have to stop recording in order to play back files? A: No. which will erase everything. Q: Why can’t I view my DVR online? A: Check that your network settings are configured correctly (refer to section 12. a DVR-formatted hard drive cannot be read in a PC without special Linux software. In addition. Q: Can I erase a certain recording file? A: The only two methods for erasing files are overwriting the oldest file. or a camera may have lost video. Product Warranty Policies & Warranty All products carry a 1-year warranty unless otherwise indicated. 40 For further assistance . the hard drive may be low on space or disconnected. Connecting PTZ.USER MANUAL A: Make sure nothing is blocking the infrared sensors on the front panel of the DVR. or check that the DVR or local network is online.

please visit http://www.net/faq/or call 217-903-5674 .USER MANUAL Please refer to the website for our company policies regarding hardware upgrade policies. 41 For further assistance . firmware updates and product warranty.zmodo.

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