Setting up the DVR
You need to go through the registration and the stage of initial settings:
First of all, you need to select from the list Location (country where the equipment is located) and the interface display language.
Next, we change the video standard of the system: select PAL. the standard used in European countries (NTSC standard. for the USA, Japan, etc.).
To start registration, you need to read the license agreement. click the checkbox “I have read and agree with all the terms”.
Next step. set the device time zone and system time.
Set a new password for the account and confirm it again. Please note that the password must be at least 8 characters (letters, numbers, symbols).
Enter the pattern to quickly unlock the device during operation.
Next, enter your backup e-mail address to reset your password (in case you forget it later). Also, for the password recovery procedure, you may need secret answers to your chosen questions. indicate what only you know, but what you will not forget for sure.
For the safety of the device, be sure to check the box “Automatically check for updates”.
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If necessary, change the parameters of the general settings of the DVR (time of auto exit from the menu, synchronization interval, display of the navigation bar, etc.).
Set the date and time format. And if necessary: DST. daylight saving time; NTP. network time protocol for synchronization.
Change the network parameter settings (IP version, MAC address, IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway, MTU).
Or select the automatic setting mode. network protocol DHCP, which allows network devices to automatically obtain an IP address and other TCP / IP network parameters.
This is how the network parameters will look after selecting the DHCP mode:
Turn on the P2P service for remote control of the device using a mobile application (how to install and configure it, see the section “Connecting remote access from a smartphone”).
Next, on the monitor connected to the recorder, a window for adding cameras with various settings, filters, search capabilities, and more will open.
When you click on the active “Next step” button, a window for setting the video recording mode (Continuous, Motion, Alarm) will open. In this menu, you can configure the video recording schedule, to do this, select the channel in which you want to configure the schedule. You can return to these settings later, and more about them. For more information, see Setting video recording modes.
Cameras are ready for use and further customization.
IP video surveillance kit
To connect a video surveillance system kit you need:
- 4 IP cameras,
- 4 patch cords UTP for connecting cameras (cable of 30 meters with connectors),
- video recorder,
- hard drive for recording and storing video materials (or storage on a cloud service),
- screen for viewing and configuring the video surveillance system,
- 4 junction boxes for mounting cameras.
Video recorder, power supply, a set of hard disk mounts, SATA adapters, a mouse for connecting to the recorder and further configuration and management, Ethernet cable for connecting to a router, a quick user’s guide.
Camera: camera, waterproof connection adapter, mounting kit, user manual (instruction).
Connecting remote access from a smartphone
Download and install the iDMSS app for IOS (AppStore) or gDMSS for Android (GooglePlay) on your smartphone.
Go through the initial registration step by step.
On the main screen, tap on “” to add new devices. In the list of devices, also click “”.
Scan the QR code in the DVR settings (Network.- P2P-SN device) or on the box.
Select the device (in this case the NVR).
Set the device name and enter the password for the DVR account.
Click “Save” and you can view video from cameras on the screen of your smartphone.
Algorithm for connecting a video surveillance kit
Algorithm for connecting a video surveillance kit
Unpack all components.
2. Carefully read the Honor instruction manual or user manual.
3. Insert a hard drive (purchased separately) and secure it using the SATA adapter connectors.
4. Connect the recorder to the monitor.
5. Connect a local network with Internet access to the recorder through the network port.
6. Connect video cameras using patch cords to PoE ports of the recorder.
7. Connect the power supply to the DVR.
8. Plug in the DVR and monitor.
9. Wait for the DVR to boot up.
10. After loading, 4 camera windows and an initial registration form will appear on the monitor.
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Setting video recording modes
To configure video recording modes (Continuous, Motion, Alarm) go to the camera settings.
Next, in the “Video” section, select the channel in which you want to configure video recording.
In the “Type” parameter, select one of the items. Constant; By motion; Anxious.
You can also set up scheduled video recording. To do this, in the main menu in the “Control” line, go to the “Recording” tab. In the “Schedule” parameter, select the channel in which you want to configure the video recording schedule. Put a check mark on one of the scenarios for which the Constant will be recorded; By motion; Anxious; Movement & Alarm; IVS.
For more detailed schedule settings, click the “Settings” icon opposite one of the day of the week.
In this window, set: at what time, on what day of the week the video will be recorded, depending on the scenario (Constant; By motion; Alarm; Motion & Alarm; IVS) click “OK”, then “Apply”.
You can choose a kit for a video surveillance system of any complexity on the WorldVision website in the “Video Surveillance” section. Our consultants will help you find answers to questions that can be left in the comments below, in the online chat or by phone.
How to set up remote video surveillance over the Internet using only laptop and smartphone
Somehow, I needed to organize video surveillance of my apartment using only a laptop connected to the Internet with a webcam and a smartphone. It was necessary to simply connect to the webcam using a smartphone or browser of another computer to monitor what is happening in the apartment.
The task seemed to me not difficult and for a start I tried to use the remote control program of the operating system to turn on the laptop’s webcam via the Internet.
After testing several remote administration programs, I came to the conclusion that they are not entirely suitable when working with a smartphone, since you have to make too many taps on the screen to turn on the laptop’s webcam, not to mention the lack of Android versions for some programs.
What is video surveillance for? Everyone answers this question differently, someone is watching sick parents, children left at home alone, pets, and someone is worried about the safety of property, apartment, house or summer cottage.
The solution to the problem was found on the Internet, where I came across the site “Cloud video surveillance over the Internet from the Ivideon company”. Having familiarized myself with a lot of promising information on the site, I easily and simply organized for myself free remote video surveillance with a bunch of additional features.
And now, I want to share with you how, step by step, to register, install and configure the program for remote video surveillance via the Internet.
Registering and configuring the camera
Go to the Ivideon website and click the “Register” button.
Immediately after registration you will be taken to your account on the website, where click the button “CONNECT CAMERA OR DVR”, then follow the wizard to connect the camera.
In the “Connect Camera” dialog, select by clicking on “Built-in or External Webcam” then “Continue”, once you click on “Download for Windows”, a dialog box will open to save the Ivideon Server (the current version of the IvideonServer_3.6.1_win32_setup. exe), click the “Save” button.
Depending on your browser settings, the file may start downloading automatically to the default folder!
Installing and configuring the Ivideon Server video server
Start the installation of the Ivideon Server program by clicking on the downloaded file IvideonServer_3.6.1_win32_setup.exe. Go through all the steps of the installation as in the screenshots, upon completion the “Ivideon Server Setup Wizard” will start.
Go through all the configuration steps by simply clicking the “Next” button as shown in the screenshots. In the Ivideon Account window, enter the mailing address you use when registering. Pay special attention to devices (webcams) that were automatically detected.
You can always change all the options in the settings of the Ivideon Server program, after stopping it. By the way, the program can work in hidden mode, without an icon and notifications!
Clicking the “Finish” button will launch the Ivideon Server program and open the “Login to your personal account” browser page. If necessary, enter the mailing address and password that you specified when registering on the site.
After entering your personal account, you will find in the “Cameras” section those devices that were detected automatically during the installation of the program. If the Ivideon Server program is running (the icon in the taskbar is green), then in your account and on your smartphone you will see the current video broadcast online.
There are a lot of different options for managing and configuring the webcam in your personal account on the site, which may be useful and in demand.
Installing a smartphone app on Android
To install the application on your smartphone, launch the Play Market, then enter “Ivideon Video Surveillance” in the search box and click search.
Install the application, then click on the Ivideon icon that appeared after installation on your smartphone, then click the “Login” button and enter the email address and password set during registration and click the “Login” button again.
Now you can safely conduct video surveillance on your smartphone. All questions and problems you may have can be resolved using the Ivideon Help Center.
How to connect a surveillance video recorder to the Internet?
How to connect a surveillance video recorder to the Internet?
If there is a similar connector in the DVR, then using a network cable you need to connect the router or router to the DVR. This equipment, as well as the necessary cables, are supplied in one set with the equipment.
Today there are several ways to connect the DVR to the Internet:
Using an ADSL router. This connection option will allow you to view only 1-2 cameras at high recording resolution, or 4-8 at CIF, because ADSL router has a low data transfer rate from the Internet. Archive promotion and video downloading will also be quite slow. Note the ADSL modem for connecting the recorder is not suitable, you need a router.
LAN connection. Now this type of connection is the most popular. It allows you to get speeds up to 100 Mbps, depending on your tariff plan. For video surveillance. LAN is the best option, but it also requires a router.
You don’t need a router to connect via Wi-Fi, as it is built into the device itself. It gives an average speed, but quite sufficient for transmitting a video signal.
3G, 4G, GPRS are not recommended for connecting DVRs due to low speed and lack of a permanent IP address. But if there is no other way out, then you can use a 3G router by connecting the DVR to it using a regular cable.
Before you start connecting the DVR to the Internet, you should find out what type of IP address your network has by obtaining this information from your ISP. If a static IP address comes to the router, which is hardcoded in its interface, then you can configure the connection of the DVR as follows:
- On the network card of the computer, register the settings of the local network: IP address from the range 192.168.0.X, where X can be any number from 2 to 254, excluding addresses assigned to other devices on this network. Subnet mask 255.255.255.0. Gateway and DNS values can be left blank.
- Connect the registrar to the router, assign and register in its settings a static IP address from the range of the internal network. 192.168.0.X. The subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. The gateway and DNS server will be the IP address of the router itself. 192.168.0.1. Port numbers can be left as default.
If you have a dynamic IP, you will need to contact the technical support of the provider and clarify whether it is possible to get a static IP. If not, you will have to use the Dynamic DNS service, which will assign a permanent domain name to your DVR. By this name, it will be possible to access it from the outside, despite the changing external IP of your network. To do this, you need to register on any service that provides such services, then register the registration data. server name, host name (of your device), DDNS username and password. in the corresponding section of the router settings.
After that, you will need to do port forwarding. Which ports you need when using the DVR will depend on how you intend to interact with it. You also need to look in the documentation for the device for the port numbers that it uses for different types of access: this can be access through a web browser, using special software, or viewing cameras from mobile devices.
Typically, port translation is done on the Advanced. Virtual Server tab. You need to activate the corresponding lines with the Enabled checkbox, and then specify:
- Broadcast address: in this case it will be the IP of the DVR or its name if you are using DDNS.
- External and internal port numbers: usually they are the same, but if you have more than one DVR, then the external value remains unchanged, and the internal one is written depending on which number is assigned to it on each specific device.
- Protocol type. TCP or UDP. If you are not sure which one will be used, leave the value Both.
Similarly, you can configure the forwarding of other ports through which you will access the camera.