Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Product Overview ........................................................3
Add Server ....................................................... 46
Package Contents ................................................... 3
Add Media ........................................................ 47
System Requirements ............................................. 3
Add Event ........................................................ 50
Introduction ..............................................................4
Recording ........................................................ 51
Features .................................................................. 4
Advanced ...............................................................52
Warnings .................................................................5
DI and DO (Digital Input/Output) ...................... 52
ICR ...................................................................53
Hardware Installation ..................................................6
HTTPS ............................................................. 54
Basic Hardware Setup ............................................. 6
Access List ....................................................... 55
Resetting the Camera ............................................ 12
Maintenance ..........................................................56
Standard or Mini Pendant Mount ........................... 13
Admin ............................................................... 56
Ceiling Mounting - Straight Tube ........................... 14
Backup and Restore ........................................ 57
Live Video ..............................................................24
Firmware Upgrade ........................................... 58
Setup ..................................................................... 27
Status .................................................................... 59
Internet Connection Setup Wizard ......................... 27
Device Info ....................................................... 59
Motion Detection Setup Wizard ....................... 30
Logs ................................................................. 60
Network Setup ................................................. 32
Help ....................................................................... 61
Dynamic DNS .................................................. 34
Image Setup .................................................... 35
DI/DO Configuration ..................................................62
Audio and Video .............................................. 37
DI/DO Pin Block Specifications ............................. 62
PTZ Setup ........................................................ 38
Digital Input Diagram ............................................. 63
Preset .............................................................. 40
Digital Output Diagram .......................................... 64
Motion Detection .............................................. 42
Time and Date ................................................. 43
Troubleshooting ........................................................65
Event Setup ..................................................... 44
Technical Specifications...........................................66
Application ....................................................... 45
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product Overview
Package Contents
• DCS-6815/6817/6818 High Speed Dome Network Camera
• Data Cable for Video, Alarm, and Power (AC 24V)
• Power Adapter
• Power Cable
• Waterproof Collar
• Optical Cover
• Manual and Software on CD
• Quick Installation Guide
• Screws
• Lubricant
• Mini Pendant
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your resel er.
System Requirements
• CPU: Pentium 4 1.4GHz or above
• Hard Disk: 40GB or above
• Memory: 256MB or above
• Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
• Video Resolution: SVGA or XGA (1024x768 or above)
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Section 1 - Product Overview
The DCS-6815/6817/6818 High Speed High Speed Dome Network Camera is a professional IP surveillance solution
which connect to your network to provide high-quality live video over the Internet. The camera apparatus supports
precise high-speed pan/tilt/zoom functionality for extensive monitoring, and object tracking. The inconspicuous dome
enclosure can be mounted in a variety of positions based on your needs.
Real-time H.264 / MPEG-4 / MJPEG Compression
The IP speed Dome Camera supports three selectable compression codecs (H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG).
Up to 30fps at D1 Resolution
The IP speed Dome Camera supports up to 30fps (NTSC) or 25fps (PAL) at D1 resolution.
Motion Detection
Users can specify a detection area and adjust motion detection sensitivity.
Supports Multiple Connections
The IP speed Dome Camera allows multiple users to log in via the IE browser. Maximum 10 accounts can be set for
one camera.
Upgrade from Internet
Users can upgrade to the latest software version via the Internet.
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Handle the camera with care.
Do not abuse the camera. Avoid striking, shaking, or otherwise disturbing the enclosure. Improper handling or storage
may damage the camera.
Install electrical wiring carefully.
Consult a qualified electrician regarding camera instal ation. Please note that the camera’s electrical input tolerance is AC
24V ± 10%. Ensure that the AC adapter’s power cable is grounded appropriately to protect against power surges.

Do not disassemble the camera.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove screws or covers. Consult D-Link regarding service if necessary.
Do not block the cooling holes on the bracket.
This camera has a cooling fan inside. Blocking the cooling holes will lead to overheating and may cause damage.
Do not operate the camera beyond the specified temperature, humidity or power source ratings.
Use the camera under conditions where the temperature is between -40° ~ 50° C (-40° ~ 122° F), and relative humidity
is below 80%.
Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the camera body.
Use a dry cloth to clean the camera when it is dirty. A mild detergent can be used if necessary.
Never aim the camera towards the sun.
Never aim the camera at the sun or other extremely bright light sources, even when the camera is not in use. Doing
so may cause damage to the camera’s sensors.
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Hardware Installation
Basic Hardware Setup
Unpack the DCS-6815/6817/6818 and remove the dome camera unit.
Rotate the cap and remove it from the camera body.
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Remove the protective cover and PE sheet.
Apply some lubricant on the cover’s waterproof seal to make the
installation process smoother. Attach the optical cover to the camera
The small protrusions on the cover must align with the four holes on
the camera body.
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Gently press down the dome cover with two hands on the side of it.
Warning: DO NOT press down on the cover, as shown in the figure;
this might cause damage to the camera.

Screw the dome cover and body together.
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Insert the data cable into the opening on the cap.
Connect the 22-pin connector to the slot on the camera enclosure.
The connector will lock into place.
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Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
Connect the power adapter's 3-pin connector to the camera's 3-pin
power connector.
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Connect one end of the CAT 5 Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connector
of the camera enclosure, and the other end of the cable to your
Plug the power cable into a wall outlet.
Important Notice:
The DCS-6815/6817/6818 can operate at temperatures between
-40° and 50° C. However, the power adapter is only designed to
operate between 0° and 40° C. For locations which will experience
temperatures outside of this range, the camera may need to draw
power from a difference source, such as a building's emergency/
backup power system.
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Resetting the Camera
The DCS-6815/6817/6818 contains both digital and mechanical components. Thus, if any problems are experienced
with the camera, there are two different reset options depending on the type of problem.
Mechanical Reset
If the mechanical PTZ controls ever stop responding or seem to be
locked up, you may reset the mechanical portion of the camera using the
communication pin array at the base of the device.
1. Use a small tool to move switch 5 to the “off” position.
2. Plug the camera in for one minute and allow the device to initialize.

3. Return the pin back to its original “on” position.
4. Plug in the camera, and the device should successfully initialize.
Digital Reset
If the camera’s web user interface ever becomes unresponsive, or if the
administrator password is forgotten, it may become necessary to reset
the device firmware to its original factory settings.
1. Press and hold the green button on the base of the camera for 10

2. Al ow a few minutes for the camera to re-initialize factory default
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Standard or Mini Pendant Mount
Fol ow the steps below to mount the camera enclosure with the
pendant mount.
1. Make a cable entry hole on the wall to recess the cables.
Alternatively, cables can be threaded through the cable entry hole
on the mounting plate.
2. To prevent insects from entering the pendant mount, you may
Figure 1
block the cable entry hole with the supplied sponge in two different
ways. (See figures 1 and 2.)
3. Thread the cables through the pendant mount and affix the pendant
mount on the wall with screws and screw anchors (not supplied).
4. Attach the waterproof collar to the pendant mount.
5. Thread the cables through the cap and affix it to the pendant mount
Figure 2
with the supplied screws and washers.
6. Connect the cables to the camera enclosure. Attach the camera
enclosure to the mount and affix it with the supplied bolt.
Note: After threading the cables, please block the cable entry hole with
the supplied sponges to prevent insects from entering the tube.
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Ceiling Mounting - Straight Tube
Fol ow the steps below to mount the camera enclosure with the
straight tube.
1. Ensure that the ceiling can support the weight of the camera
enclosure and straight tube.
2. Make a cable entry hole on the ceiling.
3. Affix the straight tube to the ceiling with screws and screw anchors
(not supplied).
4. Attach the waterproof collar to the straight tube.
5. Thread the cables through the straight tube and the cap.
6. Affix the cap to the straight tube with the supplied screws and
washers. Attach the waterproof collar around the junction of the
straight tube and cap.
7. Connect the cables to the camera enclosure. Attach the camera
enclosure to the cap and affix it with the supplied bolt.
Note: After threading the cables, please block the cable entry hole with
the supplied sponges to prevent insects from entering the tube.
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Configuration with Wizard
Insert the DCS-681X series CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive to begin the installation. If the Autorun function on your computer
is disabled, or if the D-Link Launcher fails to start automatically, click Start > Run. Type D:\autorun.exe, where D: represents the drive
letter of your CD-ROM drive.
Click Setup Wizard to begin the installation.
Click Next to continue.
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Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
To start the installation process, click Next.
Note: The installation may take several minutes to finish.
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Click Finish to complete the installation.
Click on the D-Link Setup Wizard SE icon that was created in your Windows Start
Start > D-Link > Setup Wizard SE
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The Setup Wizard will appear and display the MAC address and IP address of your
camera(s). If you have a DHCP server on your network, a valid IP Address will be
displayed. If your network does not use a DHCP server, the network camera's default
static IP address will be displayed.
Click the Wizard button to continue.
Enter the Admin ID and password. When logging in for the first time, the default
Admin ID is admin with the password left blank.
Click Next, to proceed to the next page.
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Select DHCP if your camera obtains an IP address automatical y when it boots up. Select
Static IP if the camera will use the same IP address each time it is started.
Click Next, to proceed to the next page.
Take a moment to confirm your settings and click Restart.
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Web-based Configuration Utility
This section explains how to configure your new D-Link Network Camera using the Web-based Configuration Utility.
Click on the D-Link Setup Wizard SE icon that was created in your Windows Start
Start > D-Link > Setup Wizard SE
Select the camera and click the button labeled "Link" to access the web configuration.
The Setup Wizard will automatically open your web browser to the IP address of
the camera.
Alternatively, you may manually open a browser and enter the IP address of the
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Enter admin as the default username and leave the password blank. Click OK to
This section shows your camera’s live video. You can select your video profile and
view or operate the camera. For additional information about web configuration,
please refer to the user manual included on the CD-ROM or the D-Link website.
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D-ViewCam Setup Wizard
D-ViewCam software is included for the administrator to manage multiple D-Link
IP cameras remotely. You may use the software to configure all the advanced
settings for your cameras. D-ViewCam is a comprehensive management tool
for IP surveillance.
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click "Install D-ViewCam Software" from
menu, and select "D-ViewCam" to install the VMS software.
Follow the Installation Wizard to install D-ViewCam.
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Click Finish to complete the installation.
To start D-ViewCam, select Start > All Programs > D-Link D-ViewCam >
Main Console.
For more detail operation of using D-ViewCam software, please refer to
D-ViewCam Manual.
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Live Video
This page displays live video and allows you to adjust and save camera images.
On-screen The

date, time, and camera name are displayed at the
Display (OSD): top left corner of the live video display.
Digital Input
Indicators (1-8): These indicators blink when digital input is received.
Motion Trigger
Indicator: This indicator blinks when motion is detected.
Indicator: This indicator blinks when the camera is recording.
Navigation Pad: The navigation pad is used to carry out pan, tilt, and
(Up/Down/Left/ zoom functions. The camera can be aimed and the image
Right/Home adjusted using this pad.
Zoom In/Zoom Out)
Note: The Home position of the dome camera not
configured by default. Please see page 40 for information
about how to configure the home position.
Pan Speed: There are 16 speeds for pan control. 1 is the slowest and
16 is the fastest.
Tilt Speed: There are 16 speeds for pan control. 1 is the slowest and
16 is the fastest.
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AutoPan: Starts a pre-defined AutoPan movement. Select the
number corresponding a predefined path.
Sequence: Starts a pre-defined sequence movement. Select the
number corresponding a predefined path.
Cruise: Starts a pre-defined cruise movement. Select the number
corresponding a predefined path.
(AF): Click this button to enable automatic focus.
Focus (MF): Click this button to manually focus the camera image.
Focus: Use these controls to focus the camera image.
Language: You may select English or Traditional Chinese.
Fullscreen: Loads the live camera image in fullscreen.
Snapshot: Saves a snapshot of the image to the specified location.
Start/Stop Begins recording to the specified location. Pressing this
Recording: button a second time will stop the recording.
Set Storage Designates a folder where snapshots and video will be
Folder: saved.
Digital Output: Sends a signal to the attached digital device.
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Profile 1-3: Select one of three predefined video profiles to display in the Live Video window.
Listening: Click this button to begin listening to the audio feed from a microphone connected to the camera (audio in).
Talking: Click this button to begin sending audio to speakers connected to the camera (audio out).
Go To (Preset): Selecting a preset from this list will load the preset in the Live Video windows.
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To configure your Network Camera, click Internet Connection Setup
Wizard. Alternatively, you may click Manual Internet Connection
Setup to manual y configure your Network Camera and skip to page 32.
To quickly configure your Network Camera’s motion detection settings,
click Motion Detection Setup Wizard. If you want to enter your settings
without running the wizard, click Manual Motion Detection Setup and
skip to page 42.
Internet Connection Setup Wizard
This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure
your new D-Link Camera and connect the camera to the internet. Click
Next to continue.
Note: Select DHCP if you are unsure of which settings to choose.
Click Next to continue.
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Select Static IP if your Internet Service Provider has provided you with
connection settings, or if you wish to set a static address within your home
network. Enter the correct configuration information and click Next to
If you are using PPPoE, select Enable PPPoE and enter your user name
and password, otherwise click Next to continue.
If you have a Dynamic DNS account and would like the camera to update
your IP address automatically, Select Enable DDNS and enter your host
information. Click Next to continue.
Enter a name for your camera and click Next to continue.
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Configure the correct time to ensure that all events will be triggered
as scheduled. Click Next to continue.
If you have selected DHCP, you will see a summary of your settings,
including the camera's IP address. Please write down al of this
information as you will need it in order to access your camera.
Click Apply to save your settings.
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Motion Detection Setup Wizard
This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your
camera's motion detection functions.
Click Next to continue.
Step 1
This step will allow you to enable or disable motion detection, specify the
detection sensitivity, and adjust the camera’s ability to detect movement.
You may specify whether the camera should capture a snapshot or a video
clip when motion is detected.
Please see the Motion Detection section on page 43 for information about
how to configure motion detection.
Step 2
This step al ows you to enable motion detection based on a customized
schedule. Specify the day and hours. You may also choose to always record
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Step 3
This step allows you to specify how you will receive event notifications from
your camera. You may choose not to receive notifications, or to receive
notifications via e-mail or FTP.
Please enter the relevant information for your e-mail or FTP account.
Click Next to continue.
Step 4
You have completed the Motion Detection Wizard.
Please verify your settings and click Apply to save them.

Please wait a few moments while the camera saves your settings and restarts.
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Network Setup
Use this section to configure the network connections for your camera. All relevant information must be entered accurately.
LAN Settings: Settings for your local area network.
DHCP: Select this connection if you have a DHCP server running
on your network and would like your camera to obtain an IP
address automatically.
Static IP Address: You may obtain a static or fixed IP address and other network
information from your network administrator for your camera.
A static IP address may simplify access to your camera in the
IP Address: Enter the fixed IP address in this field.
Subnet Mask: This number is used to determine if the destination is in the
same subnet. The default value is
Default Gateway: The gateway used to forward frames to destinations in a
different subnet. Invalid gateway settings may cause the failure
of transmissions to a different subnet.
Primary DNS: The primary domain name server translates names to IP
Secondary DNS: The secondary DNS acts as a backup to the primary DNS.
Enable UPnP: Enabling this setting allows your camera to be configured as
a UPnP device on your network.
Enable UPnP Port Enabling this setting allows the camera to add port forwarding
Forwarding: entries into the router automatically on a UPnP capable
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Enable PPPoE: Enable this setting if your network uses PPPoE.
User Name: The unique name of your account. You may obtain this
information from your ISP.
Password: The password to your account. You may obtain this information
from your ISP.
HTTP Port: The default port number is 80.
Access Name for The default name is video#.mjpg, where # is the number of
Stream 1~3: the stream.
HTTPS Port: You may use a PC with a secure browser to connect to the
HTTPS port of the camera. The default port number is 443.
RTSP Port: The port number that you use for RTSP streaming to mobile
devices, such as mobile phones or PDAs. The default
port number is 554. You may specify the address of a
particular stream. For instance, live1.sdp can be accessed at
rtsp://x.x.x.x/video1.sdp where the x.x.x.x represents the ip
address of your camera.
Maximum Upload/ Specifying the maximum download/upload bandwidth for each
Download socket can be useful when connecting your device to a busy or
Bandwidth: heavily loaded network. Entering a value of '0' indicates that the
camera should not monitor bandwidth. Specifying other values
will limit the camera's transfer speed to the specified number
of Kilobytes per second.
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Dynamic DNS
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) will hold a DNS host name and synchronize the camera's public IP address when it has been
modified. A user name and password are required when using the DDNS service.
Enable DDNS: Select this checkbox to enable the DDNS function.
Server Address: Select your Dynamic DNS provider from the drop-down menu
or enter the server address manually.
Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server.
User Name: Enter your user name or e-mail used to connect to the DDNS.
Password: Enter your password used to connect to the DDNS server.
Timeout: Enter DNS Timeout values.
Status: Indicates the connection status, which is automatically
determined by the system.
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Image Setup
Adjustments to these settings will affect the amount of network resources that the camera will use.
Enable Privacy
Mask: Select this checkbox to enable the privacy mask.
Transparency: Turning transparency on allows you to see through the
privacy mask area.
Color: This is the color that will be displayed over the masked
Number: Select which mask area you would like to set. You may
set up to 16 different masked areas.
H Size: Specifies the horizontal length of the masked area in
V Size: Specifies the vertical length of the masked area in pixels.
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BLC: This function will enable backlight compensation, if the
object is in front of strong backlight.
WDR: Wide Dynamic Range - This function allows the camera
to be installed in high contrast and backlit environments.
White Balance: It is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so
that an object appears white in person that is correctly
rendered as white on the screen.
Flip: You may choose Mechanical (M.E.) Flip or Image (digital)
Flip. Mechanical Flip uses the PTZ mechanism, while
Image Flip uses the digital system to flip the image.
Inverse: Turn this option on to invert the image.
AE Mode: This feature automatically sets the aperture and shutter
speed, if Auto is selected. If Manual is selected, you may
specify the shutter speed and gain. You may also select
Shutter Priority and specify the shutter speed.
Brightness: Adjust this control to compensate for brightly backlit
camera images.
Contrast: Adjust this control to increase or decrease the contrast
of the camera image.
Saturation: Adjust this control to increase/decrease the color
saturation of the picture.
Sharpness: This function controls the amount of sharpening applied
to the image.
Excomp: Exposure compensation can be used to adjust exposure.
Reset to Defaults: Click this button to reset these settings to their defaults.
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Audio and Video
You may configure 3 video profiles with different settings for your camera. Hence, you may set up different profiles for your computer and
mobile display. In addition, you may also configure the two-way audio settings for your camera.
Mode: You may select H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG encoding.
Frame Size: This option al ows the user to choose the video resolution
of the camera. The options include NTSC: D1 (720x480),
CIF (352x240), QCIF (176x120) and PAL: D1 (720x576),
CIF (352x288), QCIF (176x144).
Maximum Frame A higher frame rate provides smoother motion for video.
Rate: Lower frame rates will result in stuttering.
Video Quality: Select the number of frames to be captured per second.
30fps is the highest video quality for this device.
Constant Bit Rate: This limits the maximal refresh frame rate, which can
be combined with the “Fixed quality” to optimize the
bandwidth utilization and video quality. To set the
bandwidth utilization regardless of the video quality,
choose “Constant bit rate” and select the desired
Fixed Quality: Select the image quality level of the video. You may
choose Standard, Good, or Excellent.
Audio In Off: Select this option to disable Audio In.
Audio In Gain Level: Select 20 or 26 dB to make the audio louder.
Audio Out Off: Select this option to disable Audio Out.
Audio Out Volume
Level: Choose a level between 1 and 10.
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PTZ Setup
This page allows you to configure the pan/tilt/zoom settings for the camera. Changes to settings on this page take place immediately.
Auto Pan: Auto Pan scans an area horizontal y from left to right
or right to left. Up to 4 Auto Pan paths may be defined.
Select the button next to the path that you would like to
set. Use the navigation pad to move the camera view to
the desired start point and click Set Start Point. Move
the camera view to the desired end point and click Set
End Point. You may also specify the pan direction and
speed. Click the Test button to view the path that you
have just defined. Click Stop to end the test.
Cruise: A Cruise path is a stored route defined through manual
adjustment of pan, tilt, and zoom. Up to 4 Cruise paths
may be defined. Select the button next to the path that you
would like to set. Click Record Start to begin recording a
path. Use the navigation pad or mouse to define a path
within the live video window. Click Record End when
you are done defining the path. Click the Test button to
view the path that you have just defined. Click Stop to
end the test.
Home: You may turn on the home function and specify the PTZ
Digital Zoom: You may turn digital zoom on or off.
Freeze: If this option is turned on, the image will freeze at the end
of the predefined path and return to the starting point.
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Auto Calibration: Turning this option on wil automatical y calibrate the
camera when needed to ensure that the
2DNR: This option turns on 2D noise reduction which may
improve picture quality.
3DNR: This option turns on 3D noise reduction which may further
improve image quality.
Tilt Angle: The option allows you to adjust the minimum and
maximum tilt angle of the camera.
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This page allows you to define presets and a preset sequence for the camera image.
Preset: Use the navigation pad or mouse to target a specific view
in the live video window. You may adjust the pan and tilt
speed if needed.
Create a New Preset
1. Select the page number, between 1 and 26.
2. Select an unused preset number from the preset list.
3. Choose a name for the preset.
4. Click Add.
Remove a Preset
1. Select the page number.
2. Select the preset from the preset list.
3. Click Remove.
Rename a Preset
1. Select the page number.
2. Select the preset from the preset list.
3. Enter a new name for the preset, overwriting the old
4. Click Rename.
Set a Preset as the Home Position
1. Select the page number.
2. Select the preset from the preset list.
3. Click Set.
Reset the Home Position to Default
1. Click Default.
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Preset Sequence: Sequence is an automated series of camera movements
from one preset position to another. A sequence can be
set up to display the video streams from different preset
positions in a pre-determined order, and for configurable
time periods.
Before creating a sequence, you must first define some
presets. (Please see the previous page.)
Define a Preset Sequence
1. Specify a path number to use.
2. Specify up to 64 point numbers using the Prev
Page and Next Page buttons to navigate between
the sequence preset numbers:
a. Select a preset point from the Preset List.
b. Specify the Dwell Time.
c. Specify the Camera Speed.
3. Repeat steps a,b, and c, for up to 64 points.
4. Click Save to save your preset sequence.
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Motion Detection
This section allows you to enable and configure motion detection areas.
Enable Video Select this box to enable the motion detection feature of
Motion: your camera.
Specifies the measurable difference between two
Sensitivity: sequential images that would indicate motion. Please
enter a value between 0 and 100.
Specifies the amount of motion in the window being
Percentage: monitored that is required to initiate an alert. If this is set
to 100%, motion is detected within the whole window will
trigger a snapshot.
Draw the motion detection area by dragging your mouse
Draw Motion Area: in the window (indicated by the red square).
To erase a motion detection area, simply click on the red
Erase Motion Area: square that you wish to remove.
Right clicking on the camera image brings up the fol owing
menu options:
Select All: Draws a motion detection area over the entire
Clear All: Clears any motion detection areas that have
been drawn.
Restore: Restores the previously specified motion
detection areas.
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Time and Date
This section allows you to automatically or manually configure, update, and maintain the internal system clock for your camera.
Time Zone: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.
Enable Daylight
Saving: Select this to enable Daylight Saving Time.
Auto Daylight Select this option to allow your camera to configure the
Saving: Daylight Saving settings automatically.
Set Date and Time Selecting this option allows you to configure the Daylight
Manually: Saving date and time manually.
Offset: Sets the amount of time to be added or removed when
Daylight Saving is enabled.
Synchronize with Enable this feature to obtain time automatically from an
NTP Server: NTP server.
NTP Server: Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DCS-
6815/6817/6818 with an Internet time server. Choose the
one that is closest to your location.
Set the Date and
Time Manually: This option allows you to set the time and date manually.
Copy Your
Computer's Time
Settings: This will synchronize the time information from your PC.
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Event Setup
The Event Setup page includes four different sections.
• Event
• Server
• Media
• Recording
1. To add a new item - "event, server or media," click Add. A screen will
appear and allow you to update the fields accordingly.
2. To delete the selected item from the drop-down menu of event, server
or media, click Delete.
3. Click on the item name to pop up a window for modifying.
Note: You can add up to four events, five servers, and five media fields.
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In a typical application, when motion is detected, the DCS-6815/6817/6818 Network Camera sends images to a FTP server or via e-mail
as notifications. As shown in the illustration below, an event can be triggered by many sources, such as motion detection or external digital
input devices. When an event is triggered, a specified action will be performed. You can configure the Network Camera to send snapshots
or videos to your e-mail address or FTP site.
Event Condition
Motion detection,
Periodically, Digital input,
System reboot
(what to send)
(where to send)
Snapshot, Video Clips
Email, FTP
To start plotting an event, it is suggested to configure server and media columns first so that the Network Camera will know what action
shall be performed when a trigger is activated.
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Add Server
Configure up to 5 servers to store media.
Server Name: Enter the unique name of your server.
E-mail: Enter the configuration for the target e-mail server
FTP: Enter the configuration for the target FTP server account.
Network Storage: Specify a network storage device. Only one network
storage device is supported.
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Add Media
There are three types of media, Snapshot, Video Clip and System Log.
Media Name: Enter a unique name for media.
Snapshot: Select this option to enable snapshots.
Source: The stream source: Profile 1, Profile 2 or Profile 3.
Send pre-event
image(s) [0~4]: The number of pre-event images.
Send post-event
image(s) [0~7]: The number of post-event images.
File name prefix: The prefix name will be added on the file name.
Add date and time
suffix to file name: Check it to add timing information as file name suffix.
Video clip: Select this option to enable video clips.
Source: The source of the profile: profile1, profile2, or profile3.
Pre-event recording: The interval of pre-event recording in seconds.
Maximum duration: The maximal recording file duration in seconds.
Maximum file size: The maximal file size would be generated.
File name prefix: The prefix name will be added on the file name of the video clip.
System log: Select this option to save events to the camera system log.
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Send post-event image (s) [0~7)
Specify to capture the number of images after a trigger is activated. A maximum of seven images can be generated.
For example:
If both the Send pre-event images and Send post-event images are set to four, a total of 9 images are generated after a trigger is activated.
1 pic. 2 pic. 3 pic. 4 pic. 5 pic. 6 pic.
7 pic. 8 pic. 9 pic.
The moment the
trigger is activated.
Add a date and time suffix to the file name
Select this option to add a date and time to the file name suffix.
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Maximum duration
Specify the maximal recording duration in seconds. You can set up to ten seconds.
For example:
If the Pre-event recording is set to five seconds and the Maximum duration is set to ten seconds, the Network Camera continues to record
for another four seconds after a trigger is activated.
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for another four seconds after a trigger is activated.
1 sec. 2 sec. 3 sec. 4 sec. 5 sec. 6 sec.
7 sec. 8 sec. 9 sec. 10 sec.
The moment the
trigger is activated.
File name prefix
Enter the text that will be added at the beginning of the file name.
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
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Add Event
Create and schedule up to three events with their own settings here.
Event name: Enter a name for the event.
Enable this event: Select this box to activate this event.
Priority: Set the priority for this event. The event with higher
priority will be executed first.
Delay: Select the delay time before checking the next event. It
is being used for both events of motion detection and
digital input trigger.
Trigger: Specify the input type that triggers the event.
Video Motion Motion is detected during live video monitoring. Select
Detection: the windows that need to be monitored.
Periodic: The event is triggered in specified intervals. The trigger
interval unit is in minutes.
Digital Input: The external digital input trigger input to the camera.
System Boot: Triggers an event when the system boots up.
Network Lost: Triggers and event when the network is lost.
Time: Select Always or enter the time interval.
Trigger D/O: Select to trigger the digital output for a specific number of seconds when an event occurs.
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Here you can configure and schedule the recording settings.
Recording entry
name: The unique name of the entry.
Enable this
recording: Select this to enable the recording function.
Priority: Set the priority for this entry. The entry with a higher priority
value will be executed first.
Source: The source of the stream.
schedule: Scheduling the recording entry.
Recording settings: Configuring the setting for the recording.
Destination: Select the folder where the recording file will be stored.
Total cycling Please input a volume size between 1MB and 200GB for recording space. The recording data wil replace the oldest
recording size: record when the total recording size exceeds this value. For example, if each recording file is 6MB, and the total
cyclic recording size is 600MB, then the camera will record 100 files in the specified location (folder) and then will
delete the oldest file and create new file for cyclic recording.
Please note that if there is not enough free space, the recording will stop. Before you set up this option please
make sure that sufficient free space is available. It is better to not save other files in the same folder as recordings.
Size of each file for
recording: File size for each recording file. You may input the value in the range of 200-5000.
File Name Prefix: The prefix name will be added on the file name of the recording file(s).
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DI and DO (Digital Input/Output)
The camera provides eight alarm inputs and one alarm output to connect alarm devices. With this function, the camera can cooperate
with alarm system to catch event images.
No. # DI Type: Normal Open is for digital input that is activated when
the circuit is closed.
Normal Close is for digital input that is activated when
the circuit is opened.
For example: Connect the Alarm input terminal to ALM
GND to activate [NC] or floating (unconnected) [NO] to
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The Infrared Cut-Removable(ICR) filter can be disengaged for increased sensitivity in low light environments. The ICR filter wil automatical y
engage depending on the ambient light, allowing the camera to be effective in day/night environments.
Automatic (Default): The day/Night mode is set automatically. It will typically
use day mode, but will use night mode if installed in a
dark area.
Day Mode: The Day mode disables the IR Cut Filter.
Night Mode: The Night mode enables the IR Cut Filter.
Schedule Mode: You can specify a time period for which Day mode will
always be used.

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This page allows you to install and activate an HTTPS certificate for secure access to your camera.
Enable HTTPS
Secure Connection: Enable the HTTPS service.
Create Certificate Choose the way the certificate should be created. Three
Method: options are available:
Create a self-signed certificate automatically
Create a self-signed certificate manually
Create a certificate request and install
Status: Displays the status of the certificate.
Note: The certificate cannot be removed while the HTTPS is still
enabled. To remove the certificate you must first uncheck
Enable HTTPS secure connection.
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Access List
Here you can set access permissions for users to view your DCS-6815/6817/6818.
Allow list: The list of IP addresses that have the access right to the
Start IP address: The starting IP Address of the devices (such as a
computer) that have permission to access the video of
the camera. Click Add to save the changes made.
Note: A total of seven lists can be configured for both
End IP address: The ending IP Address of the devices (such as a
computer) that have permission to access the video of
the camera.
Delete allow list: Remove the customized setting from the Allow List.
Deny list: The list of IP addresses that have no access right to the
Delete deny list: Remove the customized setting from the Delete List.
For example:
When the range of the Allowed List is set from
to and the range of the Denied List is
set from to Only users with IPs
located between and can
access the Network Camera.
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You may modify the name and administrator’s password of your camera, as well as add and manage the user accounts for accessing the
camera. You may also use this section to create the unique name and configure the OSD setting for your camera.
Admin Password
Setting: Set a new password for the administrator’s account.
Add User Account: Add new user account.
User Name: The user name for the new account.
Password: The password for the new account.
User List: Al the existing user accounts wil be displayed here.
You may delete accounts includes in the list, but please
reserve at least one as guest.
Camera Name: Create a unique name for your camera that will be added
to the file name prefix when creating a snapshot or a
video clip.
Enable OSD: Select this option to enable the On-Screen Display feature
for your camera.
Label: Enter a label for the camera.
Show Time: Select this option to enable the time-stamp display on
the video screen.
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Backup and Restore
In this section, you may backup, restore and reset the camera configuration, or reboot the camera.
Save To Local Hard You may save and document your current settings into
Drive: your computer.
Local From Local Locate a pre-saved configuration by clicking Browse and
Hard Drive: then restore the pre-defined settings to your camera by
clicking Load Configuration.
Restore to Factory You may reset your camera and restore the factory
Default: settings by clicking Restore Factory Defaults.
Reboot Device: This will restart your camera.
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Firmware Upgrade
The camera's current firmware version will be displayed on this screen. You may visit the D-Link Support Website to check for the latest
available firmware version.
To upgrade the firmware on your DCS-6815/6817/6818, please download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support
Page to your local hard drive. Locate the file on your local hard drive by clicking the Browse button. Select the file and click the Upload
button to start upgrading the firmware.
Current Firmware
Version: Displays the detected firmware version.
Current Product Displays the camera model name.
Name: Locate the file (upgraded firmware) on your hard drive
File Path: by clicking Browse.
Upload: Uploads the new firmware to your camera.
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Device Info
This section displays detailed information about your device and network settings.
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This page displays the log information of your camera. You may download the information by clicking Download. You may also click Clear
to delete the saved log information.
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This page provides helpful information regarding camera operation.
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DI/DO Configuration
DI/DO Pin Block Specifications
AC 24-1/DC (+)
AC 24-2/DC (–)


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Digital Input Diagram
Alarm Input: ALM-1 ~ 8 - ALM GND
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Digital Output Diagram
Alarm Output: ALM NC / ALM NO – ALM COM (NC: normal close, NO: normal open)
Max. load 3A, max. voltage 120V AC relay output.
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1. What is the maximum number of users that can be allowed to access DCS-6815/6817/6818
The maximum number of users that can log onto the Internet Camera at the same time is 10. Please keep in mind
the overall performance of the transmission speed will slow down when many users are logged on.
2. Can the Internet Camera be used outdoors?
The DCS-6815/6817/6818 is IP66 certified and is weatherproof. Please use appropriate weatherproof cabling for
safe installation.
3. When physically connecting the Internet Camera to a network what network cabling is required?
The Internet Camera uses Category 5 UTP cable allowing 10 Base-T and 100 Base-T networking.
4. Can the DCS-6815/6817/6818 be connected to the network if it consists of only private IP addresses?
Yes, the Internet Camera can be connected to a LAN with private IP addresses.
5. Why does the Internet Camera work locally but not externally?
This might be caused by network firewall protection. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in
order for the Internet Camera to be accessible outside your local LAN. Check with the Network Administrator for
your network.
Make sure that the Internet Camera isn’t conflicting with any Web server you may have running on your network.
The default router setting might be a possible reason. Check that the configuration of the router settings allow the
Internet Camera to be accessed outside your local LAN.
6. Noisy images occur. How can I solve the problem?
The video images might be noisy if the Internet Camera is used in a very low light environment. To solve this issue
you need more lighting.
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Technical Specifications
Camera Hardware

ƒ Sony Super HAD-II 1/4” CCD sensor
Optical Zoom: 18X

ƒ Minimum illumination 0.1 Lux (Color); 0.01 Lux (B/W)
Focal length 3.4~61.2 mm
Angle of View (Horizontal) : 3.6° ~ 60.8°

ƒ 650 TVL

ƒ Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module
Optical Zoom: 30X
Focal length: 3.4~102 mm

ƒ S/N ratio > 50dB (AGC off)
Angle of View (Horizontal): 2.2° ~ 60.8°

ƒ Electronic shutter 1/1 ~ 1/10K sec.
Optical Zoom: 36X

ƒ 1-12x variable digital zoom
Focal Length: 3.4~122.4 mm

ƒ Aperture : F1.6 ~ 4.5
Angle of View (Horizontal): 1.8° ~ 60.8
PTZ Hardware Profile

ƒ Pan travel: 360° endless

ƒ Cruise: 8

ƒ Tilt Travel: -10° ~ 190°

ƒ Pan and tilt speed proportional to zoom ratio

ƒ Manual Speed: 0.5°~90°/s

ƒ Resume after Power loss

ƒ Presets : 256 points

ƒ Home Function: Preset, Sequence, Auto pan, Cruise

ƒ Preset Accuracy: 0.225°

ƒ Auto Flip: Mechanical/Digital/Off

ƒ Preset Speed: 5°~400°/s

ƒ Digital Slow Shutter

ƒ Sequence path: 8

ƒ Image Freeze

ƒ Auto Pan: 4

ƒ Image Inverse
Image Features

ƒ Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate

ƒ 16 configurable privacy masks

ƒ Time stamp and text overlays

ƒ Configurable white balance, shutter speed, brightness,

ƒ Configurable motion detection windows
saturation, contrast, sharpness
Video Compression

ƒ H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG format compression simultaneously

ƒ H.264/MPEG-4 multicast streaming

ƒ JPEG for still image
Video Resolution
NTSC Support:
PAL Support:

ƒ Up to 30 fps at 176 x 120

ƒ Up to 25 fps at 176 x 144

ƒ Up to 30 fps at 352 x 240

ƒ Up to 25 fps at 352 x 288

ƒ Up to 30 fps at 720 x 480

ƒ Up to 25 fps at 720 x 576
Audio Support
2-way Audio Support with G.726 Compression
External Device

ƒ 8 Alarm inputs

ƒ Audio input / output

ƒ 1 Alarm outputs

ƒ Video output
Network Protocols
IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, NTP Client (D-Link), DNS Client, DDNS Client (D-Link), SMTP Client, FTP Client, HTTP / HTTPS,
Samba Client, PPPoE, UPnP Port Forwarding, RTP / RTSP/ RTCP, IP filtering, 3GPP, IGMP, ONVIF Compliant

ƒ Administrator and user group protection

ƒ HTTP and RTSP digest encryption

ƒ Password authentication
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ƒ Operating system: Microsoft windows, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Requirements for
Web Interface

ƒ Browser: Internet explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera
Event Management

ƒ Motion detection

ƒ Multiple event notification

ƒ Event notification and upload snapshots/video clips via HTTP,

ƒ Multiple recording methods for easy backup


ƒ Supports multiple HTTP, SMTP and FTP servers
Remote Management

ƒ Configuration accessible via web browser

ƒ Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive or NAS via web browser
Mobile Support
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Win 7 / Pocket PC / Mobile Phone which 3GPP

ƒ Operating System: Microsoft Windows R 7 / Vista / XP

ƒ Protocol: Standard TCP/IP

ƒ Web Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher

ƒ Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras

ƒ Supports all management functions provided in web interface
Software Functions

ƒ Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen

ƒ Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options
Power Input
AC 24 V / 3A
Max. Power
Max 65 W (with heater)
-40° to 50° C (-40° to 122° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 70° C (-4° to 158° F)

IP-66 standard
IK-10 standard
20% to 80% non-condensing
2.6 kg (5.9 lbs)
CE (Class A), CE LVD (EN60965-1), FCC (Class A), ICES-003, C-Tick
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