Typical setting of the DVR

Consider the typical configuration of the DVR of any manufacturer, t.to. all plus the minus of the settings is one.tank, and differ mainly only by the integration. I already wrote a little about this, but I decided to supplement the last post a bit.

DVRs sometimes fall into your hands, which, when commissioning, in addition to settings of time and record schedules, do not configure anything else. Of course, the manufacturers are well done, the DVR has long been made as a boxed solution, where it is enough to include in the outlet and everything is already configured by default and works. Conveniently, you can’t say anything.

So let’s get down, give an example of the typical setting of the rvi DVR. It is clear that the example below is not a standard, t.to. Depending on the task, the type of configuration may change.

First of all, we set the quality of the recording. For different types of records (constant, movement, anxiety), different settings are always indicated. Therefore, first select the type of recording, and then compressive, permission, frames per second, type of bitrate. The main one is used for viewing in maximum quality, an additional flow for viewing from mobile devices. The quality on an additional stream is always indicated less to reduce the volume of traffic for comfortable viewing from some remote place. I recommend that the compression indicate the most supported by your DVR (H264, H265 and above). Permission also indicate the maximum possible. The frequency of personnel in seconds is ideally indicated 25, but if there is a need to reduce the volume of the place on the hard drive, then you can specify 16 frames per second. BUT! Be sure to test the quality of the recording when changing personnel per second, perhaps in your case a decrease will not be suitable for up to 16. Bitrate type I recommend indicating vbr. Why? The quality of the picture and the bitrate as a rule is enough from 2048 to 4096. Again, test when changing the bitrate, see how the video quality changes.

All DVRs also have a notification when critical failures appear. I recommend that you always include them so that you can quickly correct the work of the DVR. Buzzer. This is a sound indication in the DVR, that is, with an error, the registrar begins to squeak loudly.

Be sure to turn on if your DVR is connected to a local network.

Also turn on if the disk is completely out of order.

Be sure to check the recording setting when filling out a hard drive.

Of course we tune the time. And if your DVR is connected to the Internet, then for the exact time I recommend prescribing the NTP time server, for example Pool.NTP.Org.

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Of course, change the default password, and I recommend for each device that will be remotely connected to create a separate account. So that when some disputed situations arise, it is always possible to see which devices connected from and what they did in the DVR events of the DVR.

If the DVR is connected to a TV or monitor, you can change the screen resolution, for example, specify Full HD. Disconnect the assistant (when turning on, the DVR will stop offering a “fast” setting).

I recommend that you turn on the auto.resurrection once a week.

And you configure the records of the records and do not forget if you use the recording of the movement setting the pre.recording.


Unpack all components. 2. Carefully read the instructions for use or user guide. 3. Insert a hard drive (bought separately) and fix it by connecting through transition connectors SATA. four. Connect the registrar to the monitor. 5. Connect a local network with the Internet access to the registrar via a network port. 6. Connect the camcorders using a patch cord to the ROE ports of the registrar. 7. Connect the power supply to the DVR. eight. Include a DVR and monitor in the outlet. 9. Wait until the DVR is loading. ten. After loading, 4 windows of cameras and the form of initial registration will appear on the monitor.

You need to register and stage of the original settings:

First of all, it is necessary to choose from the Location list (country of location of equipment) and the language 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 must familiarize yourself with the license agreement. Click the box “I read and agree with all the conditions”.

The next step. set the clock and system time to the device.

Set a new password for an account and confirm it again. Please note that the password should be at least 8 signs (letters, numbers, symbols).

Enter a graphic key to quickly unlock the device during operation.

Next, enter a backup e-mail address for resetting a password (in the event that you forget it in the future). Also, for the password restoration procedure, secret answers to the questions you have chosen may be needed. indicate that only you know, but that you will not forget for sure.

For the safety of the device, be sure to mark the “Automatic Verification of Updates”.

If necessary, change the overall settings of the DVR (auto output from the menu, synchronization interval, navigation panel display, etc.

Set the date and time format. And if necessary: ​​DST. transition to summer time; NTP. Network time protocol for synchronization.

Change network settings (IP version, address, IP address, subnet mask, gateway, mtu).

Or select the automatic settings mode of parameters. DHCP network protocol, which allows network devices to automatically receive IP addresses and other TCP/IP network parameters.

So the network parameters will look after choosing the DHCP mode:

Turn on the R2R service for remote control of the device using a mobile application (how to install and configure it. Watch in the section “Connection of remote access from a smartphone”).

Further, on the monitor connected to the registrar, the window of adding cameras with various settings, filters, the possibility of searching and other things will open.

When you press the “next step” button, the video setting window will open (constant, by moving, anxiety). In this menu, you can configure the video schedule, for this, select the channel in which you want to configure the schedule. You can return to these settings later, and more about them. In the section “Setting video modes”.

Cameras are ready for use and further user setting.

Connecting remote access from a smartphone

Download and install IDMSS application for IOS (AppStore) or GDMSS for Android (GooglePlay) on your smartphone.

Pass step by step initial registration.

On the main screen, click on “” to add new devices. In the list of devices, too, click “”.

Scan the QR code in the registrar settings (network.- P2R-SN device) or on a box.

Select the device (in this case, the DVR NVR).

Set the device name and indicate the password from the video recorder account.

Click “Save” and you can view videos from cameras on the screen of your smartphone.

2 methods for connecting a video surveillance system to the network

So, to connect equipment, there are only two ways. This is directly directly to the network itself, or the connection to the router. First you need to understand that when you open access to your observation system through the World Wide Web, you are at risk of a hacker invading this very system. The attacker can get access to the chambers themselves, or if the connection is conducted through the router, then absolutely all the equipment connected to this router is at risk.

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For the first method, you will need to highlight a separate fishing line for the trimmer of the Internet connection, which seems completely wasteful for such purposes. But if this fishing line is for a trimmer, then the method itself is simple. You just need to contact your static IP address through a browser or dyndns.

For the second case, everything is a little more complicated. For a static address, you need to go into the router settings and throw the right ports, and for the dynamic, in addition to everything, you need to configure the parameters of the router itself. Actually, to our happiness instructions for setting up different routers and porting ports on the Internet is full.

To configure the video cameras themselves, a lot of efforts are not required. Immediately after installing them, you need to adjust the level of inclination and rotation of the camera to capture the maximum visibility zone. If the video cameras are not from the budget segment (either the budget and the owner is lucky), then they must be equipped with a built.in rotary device. In this case, the setting can be carried out from the video surveillance post.

If, after all, there is no such device, then you have to do everything manually. For this you will need a second person who will help, coordinating actions from the observation post. But, probably, it is still easier to use a small test screen, which can be connected on the spot to the camera itself.

If the cameras have a fixed focal distance, then the setting process has come to an end. But if the cameras still have their own varifocal adjustable lens, then it will also have to tinker with it and set the focal length. Most likely, after setting up the focus, you will need to configure the harshness of the picture for it. Such things, as a rule, are configured using an integrated chamber to remove the casing.

Camera adjustment

Subtle setting of a video surveillance camera allows you to adjust the observation mode: set filters, set a sector or search object, determine the level of sensitivity.

Having clicked on the “next step”, they get a menu in which they set the recording mode. constantly, when fixing the movement, by alarm. The record schedule is indicated here. The desired channel selects the setting of video surveillance modes by the registrar and indicate how the camera should act on every day of the week and at different times of the day. This will significantly save.

The settings save. If necessary, they connect a smartphone or other gadgets.

Connection options

The video surveillance system is more often a local network with Internet access. A direct connection to the Internet is possible.


There are 2 main options: connecting to a computer that has 2 network cards, or through a network switch. In the first case, they act as follows:

  • Connect the device to PC wires based on a twisted pair.
  • Enter the main parameters in network settings and at the end switch to “connection by local network”.
  • Mark the TCP/IP protocol and transfer the switch to the position “Use the following IP address”.
  • The DVR intenses enters network settings and indicate the IP address. The last 2 digits should differ from the IP address PC.

The given algorithm is based on the Windows XP OS menu. In other OS, the order may be different.

Setting through a network switch is also performed and differs only by a handout of the patch cord connector.


This method involves the installation of a connection between the modem and the DVR. The modem is tuned first: you need to specify the device where to direct the connection on the network. If the connection is direct, the settings obtained from the provider are simply made to the “Network” menu.

  • Connection is performed only through Internet Explorer. Through the “properties of the observer” and “safety” go to “reliable nodes” and add the IP address of the DVR.
  • The static IP address issued by the provider is indicated in the address bar of the browser and press the Enter button. In this case, a window may appear, offering to install some elements. The user agrees with this and expects their installation.
  • Then the browser is rebooted, the registrar address is entered again. In the window that appears, they write a login and password, and then connect to the proposed port.
  • At the first connection, the user sees a window with 4 empty squares. To see the image, you need to click on the square and tie it with the camera where the picture gets from.

How to set up a video camera and a router, you can find out in the instructions.

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Комментарии и мнения владельцев (4)

Hello. In my case, the situation turned out to be strange. I have two routers with different subnets 192.168.one. and 192.168.0., connected by LAN. I made a routing, a gateway, without problems I walk from a computer on both networks (including watching IP cameras), when trying to add a camera from another subnet to the video recorder-I get a refusal that it was not possible to save the data. The registrar XM Hi3798M.

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Good afternoon, I myself practiced this procedure more than once when two or three networks. I think the registrar is weird. I had something similar and came out of the situation as follows: 1) the registrar and the IP camera connect to the same network (shorter to one switch) 2), connect the camera 3 on the registrar)) transfer the camera to the new network 4) in the registrar settings Change the IP address of the camera, that is, through the “Change” button. In your case, just change the subnet. Try

Guys, help out. In general, the cameras at work are connected to the Xiaomi router through the Teleos-1 provider, and the provider with their router is connected at home. Through SmartPss at home, all chambers are offline. Somehow it is possible at home with PC to monitor them through SmartPss?

At home, the Techage Model DVR is installed: 6708F5N-POE. House protection cameras are connected to it. Everything works because in one network. And I can look out remotely my DVR, as I installed the XMEYE program on my smartphone as well as at home. Son lives in 40 km. He has a DAYTECH MODEL: DT-C101A-1080P cameras. On my smartphone, but being with my son, I installed the Yoosee IP Camera Viewer 00 program.46.00.52. Cameras are available for viewing on a smartphone even while already at my house. But I would like to add the same cameras to remote viewing in my video recorder. Is it possible and what you need to do for this?

How to change recording resolution

The video image is recording in the resolution of FullHD, that is, 1920 for 1080 pixels, with a frequency of 12 frames per second, which is enough for security video surveillance. BLC-O2MP20DIR-H4 camcorders can shoot with a higher frame rate, but for this you will have to switch to a lower resolution, for example HD, that is, 1280 to 720 pixels, but in this mode the archive depth will decrease. In the section Main menu, the recording configuration Parameters must be selected from the drop.down list number of the set.up chamber in the chamber field, and then in the field the resolution select convenient resolution from the drop.down list.

How to view the archive

To view the archive, go to the Main Menu Reproduction Menu section. The archive reproduction screen will open, they will return from which you can by pressing the right button in any part of the screen. To start viewing the desired event, you should choose the viewed cameras in the right upper part of the screen (all selected by default), select the date of the event in the right lower part of the screen (the current date is selected by default), select the time on the scale in the lower part of the screen (the most selected by the default Early on the specified date).

The time scale is divided into 24 hours, and it is inconvenient to look for specific events, especially if the difference between them is counted in minutes. To detail the time scale, click the Zoom in button, located at the bottom of the screen, to the right of the time scale, below the calendar. For further detail. press it. You can cancel the details located there, the Zoom Out button.

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Install a hard drive

When installing an HDD disk, it is necessary to disassemble the registrar case.

  • unscrew the screws of fastening the cover from the side parts of the case;
  • Remove the lid;
  • We fasten the hard drive to the base of the DVR through the SATA wire;
  • Close the body with a lid, fasten the screws.

Configuration of configuration

Before moving on to configuration configuration, you must connect the registrar to the local network.

We connect all devices to the switch via the RJ45 network wire (twisted steam).

In RVI IPN16/8-4K V.2, there is a quick configuration program. We launch “Configtool”.

Choose one of the IP addresses in the device list.

Next, we get into the registrar’s web integer, it is necessary to enter authentication data. By default login: admin password: admin.

IMPORTANT! All devices of the video surveillance system (on the diagram above) should be in one network.

To do this, prescribe in turn IP addresses and a subnet mask.

Registrar: IP-Address Mask subnets:

IP camera: IP-Address Mask subnets:

Computer: IP-Address Mask subnets:

After authorization, it will be possible to change network parameters.


Typically, DVRs support two ways to control:

  • through the software. To do this, you need to install it on a computer;
  • Through the web-intake. Allows you to view the image from video surveillance cameras and change the IP video registrar.

We open the Internet Explorer, enter into the target line of the IP address of the DVR. In our example, it will be

At the first connection, a message will appear with the proposal to install the Activex component. Click “OK”.

For the primary configuration, we need three things:

Setting a video surveillance video recorder

After installing the hard disk, the setting stage occurs into the video recorder case and connecting all the video cameras.

Setting the registrar involves the following actions:

Date/time/time zone setting. The time zone is indicated in the UTC (worldwide time, on which the time of all time zones depends. Time by UTC is not translated either in summer or in winter. UTC for different regions 2: Kaliningrad; 3: St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Voronezh; 4: Izhevsk, Samara; 5: Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Perm; 6: Novosibirsk, Omsk; 7: Krasnoyarsk, Abakan, Kemerovo; 8: Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude; 9: Yakutsk, Blagoveshchensk; 10: Vladivostok, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk; 11: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk; 12: Anadyr, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

  • Screen resolution. Set the maximum that supports your image output device (monitor, TV, projector). Attention! Subscribing the resolution is higher than your monitor/TV supports can lead to the fact that after rebooting the video surveillance video recorder, instead of the desired picture, you will see a black screen with a message: outside the range/or no signal. To fix this, it is necessary to connect the registrar to the monitor/TV really supporting such a permit or using a computer/application/CMS change its resolution to the required.
  • Selecting the operating mode of the DVR (depending on the equipment/cameras connected to it). For ease of use, we recommend choosing the desired mode of operation = connected number of cameras. For example, the registrar supports 8 IP devices, with a resolution of 1080p, and you have 4 cameras, then it will be more correct to choose a mode with support for 4 digital 1080p, if you increase the number of video cameras, you can at any time change the operating mode of 8.
  • Setting up the network intese (for IP systems and tuning the cloud service for viewing via the Internet).
  • Add to a specific channel of the desired camera (in the case of C IP cameras).
  • Task of the main recording parameters: always/by movement detection/anxiety. In most cases, it is set: always, t.e. 24 hours a day.
  • Administration of accounts (password setting). It is recommended to use complex and long passwords (not shorter than 8 characters, use numbers and letters in the title, in the upper and lower register).

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accurate configuration, for example, with alternation of the recording: constant/by traffic detection, depending on the current time, you can see in the instructions for your video recorder model.

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Continuous recording setting in the DVR

Consider the adjustment of the constant recording on the rvi DVR. This example is suitable for almost all DVRs, t.to. The configuration and its principle are identical with any other manufacturers.

For those who want to configure the recording by movement, then you are here. The selection of the type of recording depends purely on concrete circumstances in a particular place. Therefore, I always propose to weigh the pros and cons of setting the type of recording.

Your DVR is already connected to the network and you know its IP address. The IP address of the DVR can be configured by connecting it to the monitor and using the mouse go into the network settings and there you can already see it or register it you need. After on the computer, start the Internet Explorer browser (yes, it is for this browser that all manufacturers drag their software) and write the IP address of the DVR. A request for the installation of a plugin for a browser will appear, install and log it in the DVR control panel.

It is simply adjusted and this principle is probably applicable to all DVRs. We go the first step into the control panel and click on “Set”

In the archive section, select the schedule. Choose to set.

In this example, we set up a round.the.clock constant recording. Therefore, I will not be verbose, indicate how below in the screenshot. And press save.

Next, this settings must be copy to all cameras, so we press on the left on the left on the copy., put the daw on everything and click.

We go to the record section. And set the points as in the screenshot and after click to save.