D-LinkSecuriCam DCS-5300W Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless Internet Camera Manual Version 1.10 Building Networks for People
(04/08/04) Contents Contents of Package.............................................................................3 Introduction............................................................................................4 Features and Benefits ...........................................................................4 Connections ..........................................................................................6 Hardware Installation .............................................................................9 Software Installation ............................................................................10 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME ...................................................13 Installing IP surveillance Software ........................................................17 Testing the DCS-5300W .....................................................................21 Security ...............................................................................................22 Using and Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router .................23 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet Browser ..................................29 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection ...............59 Using IP surveillance Software ............................................................63 Installing IP surveillance Software .............................................63 Launcher ..................................................................................68 Monitor Program ......................................................................71 Scheduling ...............................................................................96 Playback Program..................................................................104 Firmware Upgrades .......................................................................... 119 Appendix ..........................................................................................122
Frequently Asked Questions ...................................................122 How to PING Your IP Address .................................................125 Reset and Restore .................................................................126 I/O Connector .........................................................................127 Technical Specifications .........................................................131
Contacting Technical Support ............................................................133 Time Zone Table ................................................................................134 Warranty and Registration .................................................................136 2 Package Contents
D-Link SecuriCam DCS-5300W Internet Camera Power Adapter Installation software and manual on CD Quick Installation Guide Camera Stand Category 5 Ethernet Cable 2 Antennas Infrared Remote Control
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DCS-5300W will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. Minimum System Requirements:
Internet Explorer 5.x or above Internet Web Browser CPU: Pentium III, 800 MHz or above Memory Size: 128 MB VGA card resolution: 800 x 600 or above 3 Introduction
The D-Link SecuriCam DCS-5300W Wireless Internet Camera is a powerful surveillance system that connects wirelessly to your 802.11b network. The DCS-5300W features enhanced 802.11b and connects wirelessly at up to 22 Mbps (Megabits per second). The DCS-5300W is the latest product added to the D-Link Internet camera line. The DCS-5300W can be used with any wired or wireless router to connect to a wireless 802.11b Ethernet or Fast Ethernet Network. The camera features a motorized pan and tilt function found on more expensive cameras. This function allows the viewing area of the camera to extend 270o side-to-side and 90o up and down. The DCS-5300W gives you the ability to monitor your home/office when you can not be there. Place the camera anywhere you would like to monitor with no PC required on location! Features and Benefits The D-Link SecuriCamDCS-5300W Wireless Internet Camera is connected through an Ethernet connection and a power source. You only need one PC to initially configure multiple cameras for all locations. Each camera has a built in web server with a configurable IP address. Motorized Pan and Tilt Operation The DCS-5300W has a pan and tilt function that can expand your viewing area to cover a wide 270o angle side-to-side and a 90o angle up and down. This can be done with a PC from any location or locally using the included infrared remote control. CCD Sensor The DCS-5300W comes standard with a high quality CCD sensor that is superior to a CMOS type sensor. The fixed focus glass lens will facilitate the use of the DCS-5300W providing crystal clear and sharp images. You can view up to 30 frames per second of live motion video with 380 lines of resolution. Supports a Variety of Platforms In addition , the DCS-5300W supports a variety of platforms including FTP, SMTP, NTP, and HTTP. The camera also supports UPnP and DDNS. DDNS
allows the camera to use an easier to remember naming format rather than an IP address. UPnP will allow users of Windows XP and ME to install the camera
with the click of a mouse. 4 Features & Benefits (continued) A/V Output The SecuriCam DCS-5300Wcomes with an A/V output allowing you to connect to your TV for local viewing. The DCS-5300W can also be connected to your VCR to record activities directly to a VHS tape. Surveillance Software The surveillance software allows you to view up to 16 cameras simultaneously. This software also allows control of up to 16 cameras by linking each one to its own web page. Images can be monitored and recorded to a hard drive. Internal/External Microphone The SecuriCamDCS-5300W allows you to monitor video as well as audio through the web browser. You have the option of using the DCS-5300W‚Äôs integrated microphone or your own external microphone using the connection located at the rear of the unit.
Note: Use of audio or video equipment for recording the image or voice of a person without their knowledge and consent is prohibited in certain states or jurisdictions. Nothing herein represents a warranty or representation that the D-Link product provided herein is suitable for the end-user‚Äôs intended use under the applicable laws of his or her state. D-Link disclaims any liability whatsoever for any end-user use of the D-Link product, which fails to comply with applicable state, local, or federal laws. 5 Connections
Ethernet Cable Connector
DC Power Connector
AV Out Connector Antenna Two antennas are included with the DCS-5300W. These are screwed onto the antenna connectors on the back panel to provide a connection with a wireless network. Ethernet Cable Connector The Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling. This network port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the Internet Camera to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network.
The Ethernet cable included with the DCS-5300W Internet Camera is a Category 5 ‚Äústraight through‚ÄĚ cable. This is the recommended cable type when the camera is physically connected to a 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet network hub or switch. Microphone The DCS-5300W Internet Camer has an internal microphone. However, you have the option of using an external microphone by plugging it into the microphone connector. AV Out Plug the included A/V cable into the A/V out connector to use the DCS-5300W with a television or VCR. 6 Connections (continued) DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the DCS-5300W Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel and is labeled 12VDC with a single socket to supply power to the Internet Camera. I/O Connector The DCS-5300W provides a terminal block with two pairs of connectors situated on the back panel. One pair is for input and the other is for output. The I/O connectors provide the physical interface to send and receive digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. Please refer to the Appendix (Page 127) in this manual for detailed information. Bottom Panel
Socket for stand Attachment socket for the Camera Stand Located on the bottom panel of the Internet Camera, the socket is used to con- nect the camera stand to the Internet Camera by attaching the screw head on the camera stand to the Internet Camera. Power LED LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode.
The Power LED is positioned to the right of the Internet Camera lens. As soon as the power adapter is connected to the Internet camera the power LED will flash red and green several times, the DCS-5300W is conducting a self-test. Upon passing the self-test the LED will turn green to indicate a good connection to an Ethernet port or red to indicate no connection has been made. 7 Connections (continued) Infrared Remote Control
Included with the DCS-5300W is an infrared remote control. You have the option of controlling the camera via the Pan/Tilt Controls using the IP surveillance software, Internet Explorer, or via the infrared remote. To use the remote, make sure that IR Control is enabled on the Camera Control page in the Configuration Menu under Advanced. Please refer to the section titled ‚ÄúUsing the DCS- 5300W with an Internet Browser‚ÄĚ in this manual for more information.
Stop Arrows -
Use the Up,Down, Left and Right arrows to tilt/ navigate the camera lens. Home-
Returns the camera lens to the home position set by the user. Auto-Patrol-
Enables the Auto-Patrol function. Auto-Pan-
Pans the camera one full cycle. Center-
Centers the camera lens. Stop-
Stops the movement of the camera during pan. 8
Hardware Installation Connect to an Ethernet Network If you are connecting the DCS-5300W to a wired Ethernet network, connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel and attach it to the network.
If you are connecting the DCS-5300W to a 802.11b wireless Ethernet network, attach the two wireless antennas to the antenna connectors on the back panel of the DCS- 5300W. Attach the external power supply
Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel (labeled 12V 1.5A) and connect it to your wall outlet.
When you have a proper connection, the LED will turn from red to green. The light may cycle on and off and your computer may show an intermittent loss of connectivity, this is normal until you have configured your Internet Camera. Attaching the Internet Camera to the Camera Stand
The Internet Camera comes with a camera stand with a swivel ball screw head that can be attached to the Internet Camera bottom socket cavity. Attach the camera stand to the Internet Camera and station it for your application. There are holes located in the base of the camera stand, which allow the Internet Camera to be securely mounted to the ceiling, or any wall. 9 Software Installation After you have successfully completed the hardware installation of the DCS-5300W Internet Camera, it is necessary to install software to configure and operate the camera. The first step is to run the IP Installer program on the CD. IP Installer allows you to use the Internet Camera with your Internet browser.
After the IP Installer software program is completed, you will have an operating and controllable Internet Camera. From your Internet Explorer Web browser you will be able to access the video and sound from the Internet camera. The camera has a built-in Web server. This Web server will allow the camera to access the Internet without being attached to a computer and permits users to view the video and audio remotely.
However, it is necessary to install the IP surveillance software from the enclosed CD to create a truly powerful monitoring and surveillance system. The following section will detail the installation of the IP Installer and the IP surveillance software. Installing the IP Installer program Insert the CD that is included with the DCS-5300W Internet Camera. The DCS-5300W installation menu will start up automatically from the CD. If the CD does not startup automatically (this function may be disabled in the Windows operating system), simply access the CD from Windows and click on the autorun.exe program to access the installation menu shown below:
Click Install Software 10
Software Installation (continued)
Click IP Installer
The opening IP Installer screen will appear and show a MAC address of the DCS-5300W and an IP Address (which may or may not be correct depending on what you have your DCS-5300W connected to). If you have a DHCP* server on your network, there will be a valid IP Address displayed here.
*A DHCP server is a device that supplies IP Addresses to its clients that are on the same network. IMPORTANT: A hardware reset of the Internet Camera is now required to allow the IP Installer program to configure the camera correctly. To accomplish this reset, lightly insert a paper clip (or a similar sized tool) into the reset hole on the back of the camera (see page 126 for the location of the reset button.) The LED on the front of the camera will begin blinking red and green. When it stops the blinking cycle continue to hold in the reset button until a second cycle of blinking red and green lights indicates a second reset cycle has completed. This will take approximately 5-7 seconds. 11
Software Installation (continued)
The IP Installer will now show a MAC address for the DCS-5300W and an IP address.
Highlight the MAC address
Click on the Link button
After you click on the Link button, IP Installer will automatically open your Internet browser to the IP Address of the DCS- 5300W. In this example, it is: http://192.168.0.146. Your DCS-5300W may have a different IP Ad- dress. You have now completed the Setup Wizard and are ready to use your camera! You can also continue to the section titled ‚ÄúInstalling IP surveil- lance Software‚ÄĚ to install the IP surveillance software before you begin to use the DCS-5300W. 12 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME TM
UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play
, which is a networking architecture
that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-5300W is a UPnP enabled Internet camera. If your
operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure. If you
do not want to use the UPnP functionality
, it can be disabled by unselecting
‚ÄúEnabled‚ÄĚ on the DDNS/UPnP settings page under ‚ÄúAdvanced‚ÄĚ in the
configuration menu. Use the following steps to enable UPnP (Universal Plug
and Play) settings only if you are running Windows XP/ME. If you are running Windows 98/2000, UPnP is not available by industry standards.
Go to Start >Settings.
Click Control Panel
Click Add or Remove Programs 13 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME TM (continued)
Click Add/Remove Windows Components
The following screen will appear:
Select Networking Services (Communications in Windows ME)
Select Universal Plug and Play
Click Ok 14 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME TM (continued)
Please wait while Setup configures the components.
Click Finish 15
Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME TM (continued)
To view your DCS-5300W Internet Camera in an Internet browser, go to your Desktop and click My Network Places.
Click My Network Places
The last three digits (146), represent the fourth octet of your Internet Camera‚Äôs IP address (in this example, 18.104.22.168).
After you click on the DCS- 5300W-146 icon, your Internet browser will automatically be opened to the IP Address of the DCS-5300W, in this example it is: http://192.168.0.146. Your DCS-5300W may have a differ- ent IP Address. (Note: Screen shots are taken in Windows XP, similar screens will appear in Windows ME.) 16 Installing IP surveillance Software The IP surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-5300W Internet Camera converts the DCS-5300W into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with these features:
Video and Audio Recording to hard disk High quality video High video compression ratio Maximum of 16 cameras with different display layouts Smart playback Triggered event browsing Fast database searching Configurable automated alarms Account password protection Scheduled recording for each camera Email / FTP video snapshots AVI file export Motion detection for each camera
To install IP surveillance, click on the Install IP surveillanceSoftware on the CD included with the Internet Camera. The Welcome screen appears:
Click Next 17 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued)
Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click No to exit the installation.
Enter your name and company information and click Next. 18 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued)
Select the destination directory.
Select the program folder the software will be installed into.
Click Next 19 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued)
The installation is complete. 20 Testing the DCS-5300W Internet Camera
Open your Internet browser and type in the IP address of the DCS-5300W. In this example the address is: http://192.168.0.146 (your DCS-5300W may have a different IP address based on what you found in the IP Installer program.)
The window in the center of your browser is the camera image window. You should now see a video image and hear the audio over your computer speakers from the DCS-5300W. If you are having problems please consult the FAQ sec- tion of this manual. 21 Security
At this point it is highly recommended that you click on the Configuration button on the Home screen, and then the Tools tab to bring you to the Admin screen. Enter a password for security purposes.
To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized use of the Internet Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System Administration settings to allow users entry and authorize privileges for all users. The Internet Camera supports multi-level password protection/access to the Internet Camera that can be restricted to defined users who have a User Name and User Password, which is assigned by the Administrator.
The Administrator can release a public user name and password so that when remote users access the Internet Camera they will have the right to view the image transmitted by the Internet Camera.
When the Internet Camera is used for the first time, it is highly recommended that the Administrator set the Administrator‚Äôs Password to constrain user access to the Internet Camera since the Default settings are Null String (no password). Once the Password is defined, only the Administrator has access to the management of the Internet Camera. This procedure should be done as soon as possible since the security features of the Internet Camera will not be enabled until the Administrator Password is defined. 22 Using & Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router D-Link‚Äôs DCS-5300W is a versatile and cost effective Internet Camera offering both video and audio monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-5300W can be used with any wired or 802.11b wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from either the Internet or from inside your internal network. Materials Needed:
‚ÄĘ 1 DCS-5300W Internet Camera
‚ÄĘ 1 Ethernet Cable
‚ÄĘ A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DI-614+ Wireless Router
‚ÄĘ Ethernet based PC for system configuration SETTING UP THE DCS-5300W FOR USE BEHIND A ROUTER
Installing a DCS-5300W Internet Camera on your network is an easy 4‚Äďstep procedure:
Assign a local IP Address to your Internet Camera View the Internet Camera Using Your Internet Explorer Web browser Access the Router with Your Web browser Open Virtual Server Ports for Your Router (Enable Remote Viewing)
This section is designed to walk you through the setup process for installing your camera behind a router and enable remote video viewing. For the basic setup of the DCS-5300W, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide.
After you have completed the setup of the DCS-5300W outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Internet Camera will be a local IP Address. This allows viewing within your Local Area Network (LAN) until the router is configured to allow remote viewing of the camera over the Internet. Assign a Local IP Address for Your Camera
Run the IP Installer program from the CD included with the DCS-5300W. Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to configure the DCS-5300W. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it to be recognized by the router. Write down this IP Address for future reference. 23
Using & Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router (continued)
This is the IP Address assigned to your camera. Write it down for later use. 192.168.0.146 is only an example. You will probably have a different IP Address. Assign a Local IP Address with IP Installer View the Internet Camera using your Internet Explorer Web browser
Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the Internet Camera by the IP Installer program. The DCS-5300W Home Page appears with a window displaying live video from the camera. You are able to view this screen from any PC running Internet Explorer on your LAN.
Click on the Configuration button. Viewing the Video on the browser to test the connection
Click on the Configuration button on the left side of the display. Scroll to the bottom of the Network Configuration page to display the ports used by HTTP and Streaming audio and video. 24 Using & Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router (continued)
These are the port settings for your camera. They can be changed if needed. Ports that are used by the DCS-5300W Router Set-Up and Installation
The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DI-614+ is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DI-614+ by following the steps outlined in the DI-614+Quick Installation Guide. Access Your Router on Your Web Browser
If you have cable or DSL Internet service, you will most likely have a dynamically assigned WAN IP Address. ‚ÄėDynamic‚Äô means that your router‚Äôs WAN IP address can change from time to time depending on your ISP. A dynamic WAN IP Address identifies your router on the public network and allows it to access the Internet. To find out what your router‚Äôs WAN IP Address is, go to the Status menu on your router and locate the WAN information for your router (as shown on the next page). The WAN IP Address will be listed. This will be the address that you will need to type in your web browser to view your camera over the Internet. Be sure to uncheck the Reset the IP address at next boot button at the top of the screen after modifying the IP address. Failure to do so will reset the IP address when you restart your computer. 25 Using & Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router (continued)
Your WAN IP Address will be listed here. Determine Your Router‚Äôs IP Address (WAN)
Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location. The Static IP Address will also allow you to access your camera attached to your router over the Internet Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing
The firewall security features built into the DI-614+ router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-5300W over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-5300W are blocked from access over the Internet. Therefore, these ports need to be made accessible over the Internet. This is accomplished using the Virtual Server function on the DI-614+ router. The Virtual Server ports used by the camera must be opened through the router for remote access to your camera. Virtual Server is accessed by clicking on the Advanced tab of the router screen. 26 Using & Configuring the DCS-5300W with a NAT Router (continued) Follow these steps to configure your router‚Äôs Virtual Server settings:
Enter a different name for each entry.
Enter your camera‚Äôs local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.146 in the example in step
on page 24) in the Private IP field.
Select Both under Protocol Type (TCP and UDP)
If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 in to the Public and PrivatePort section, click Apply.
‚ÄĘ Scheduling should be set to Always so that the camera images can be accessed at any time.
Repeat the above steps adding ports 5001, 5002 and 5003 to both the Public and Private Port sections. A check mark appearing before the camera name will indicate that the ports are enabled. Important: Some ISPs block access to port 80 and other commonly used Internet ports to conserve bandwidth. Check with your ISP so that you can open the appropriate ports accordingly. If your ISP does not pass traffic on port 80, you will need to change the port the camera uses from 80 to something else, such as 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your user manual for specific instructions on how to open ports.
Enter valid ports in the Virtual Server section of your router 27 Viewing Your Camera
After all the router settings have been entered correctly, a PC user inside or outside your network will have access to the camera through the Internet Explorer Web browser. To access the camera from the Internet, type the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, followed by a colon, and the port number that you gave your camera (e.g., http://22.214.171.124:83). It is not necessary to enter the colon and port number if you are using the default Web server port 80. To access from a computer on your local (home) network, simply enter the local IP Address of the Camera. (e.g., 192.168.0.146).
http://126.96.36.199:83 Viewing the DCS-5300W Remotely 28 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have an operating DCS-5300W Internet Camera configured with the Installer program. You also have installed the IP surveillance software from the CD. This section of the manual will deal with using the Internet Camera in two parts:
Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser and accessing the screens to control and monitor the camera.
Using IP surveillance softwarewith the DCS-5300W.
Open your Internet Explorer Web browser and enter the IP address for your Internet Camera. In the example, this address is 192.168.0.146. Your address may differ.
If a window appears asking to install a Verisign certificate for authentication Click Yes. This allows the proprietary MPEG4 video stream to be recognized by Internet Explorer. 29 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Home Page Screen
The image from the DCS-5300W should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor.
To the right of the image are controls that allow you to pan and tilt the camera.
Return to home position.
Tilt/navigate camera using arrows. Pull down menu ‚Äď Select a preset position to move the camera to. Pan/Tilt Speed ‚Äď Select the speed at which the camera will pan or tilt. Auto Pan ‚Äď Pans the camera one full cycle. Stop ‚Äď Stops movement of the camera during pan. Auto Patrol ‚Äď Enables the Auto Patrol feature.
Click the Zoom button below the image to display the digital zoom control panel. Using the bar, you can select to view the image up to 400% of the original size. 30 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Home Page Screen (continued)
There are two buttons on the left side of the Home page: Connection Type and Configuration.
Click on the Connection Type button to change settings related to the connection.
Click Connection Type 31
Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Connection Type Screen
The following options are available from the Connection Type screen: Media Option: Allows a user to disable audio when viewing video. Protocol Option The UDP Protocol should be chosen for most users. Generally, the client computer will automatically try these protocols in the following order, UDP -> TCP -> HTTP. After the client connects to the DCS-5300W successfully, the working protocol will be displayed in Protocol Option. The chosen protocol will be recorded in the user‚Äôs PC and used for the next connection. If the network environment is changed or users want to let the Web browser automatically detect the protocol, select UDP manually and click Save to change the setting and return Home to reconnect with the new setting. Options: UDP Protocol - Offers the highest image and video quality. However, packet losses will diminish image quality when bandwidth becomes restricted. TCP Protocol - Packet loss is less likely to occur compared to UDP when bandwidth is restricted. HTTP Protocol - If the network is protected by a firewall and it opens HTTP port (80) only, HTTP protocol must be selected. In this mode, audio is disabled and only video can be viewed. TCP and UDP connections will not be available to remote users if all four ports have not been fowarded (as shown on page 27). Only the HTTP port must be forwarded for remote users to make an HTTP connection (video only).
Click the Home tab to return to the DCS-5300W Home page. 32 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Configuration
There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab, different elements of the DCS-5300W can be configured. The Advanced tab is the default screen in Configuration and Network is the default screen under Advanced.
Any changes made to these settings will require the system to restart. Make sure every field is correct before clicking on Apply. 33 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Network Reset IP Address at next boot
Once the DCS-5300W is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times. If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, run IP Installer to find the camera‚Äôs IP address. General Settings IP address -
Necessary for network identification. Subnet mask -
Used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default value is ‚Äú255.255.255.0.‚ÄĚ Default router -
The router used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet. Invalid router settings may cause the failure of transmissions to a different subnet. Primary DNS -
Primary domain name server that translates names to IP addresses. Secondary DNS -
Secondary domain name server to backup the primary one. HTTP Settings HTTP Port-
Can be set to other than the default port 80. When the administrator changes the HTTP port of the DCS-5300W (which has an IP address of 192.168.0.100) from 80 to 8080, users must type http://192.168.0.100:8080 in the Web browser bar. 34 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Streaming Settings Control channel port -
Can be set to other than the default port 5001 to correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Audio channel port -
Can be set to other than the default port 5002 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Video channel port -
Can be set to other than the default port 5003 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Improve audio quality in low bandwidth environment -
In a low bandwidth network environment you can
check this option to improve audio quality by
sacrificing some real-time synchronization. WLAN Configuration Settings SSID -
(Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a
wireless network. Access Points and wireless
clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN
(Wireless Local Area Network) must use the
same SSID. The default setting is default. Wireless Mode-
Click on the pull-down menu; select from the following options: Infrastructure - connecting the WLAN using an
Access Point such as the DWL-1000AP+. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc ‚Äď wireless mode used when connecting
directly to a computer equipped with a wireless
adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. 35 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Channel -
The default wireless channel setting is channel 6. Select the channel that is the same as the
other wireless devices on your network. TX Rate-
Select the transmission rate on the network. 22 Mbps is the default setting. Preamble-
Select Long or ShortPreamble. The Preamble defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic
Redundancy Check is a common technique for
detecting data transmission errors) for
communication between the Access Point and
the roaming wireless Network adapters. Long Preamble is the default setting. Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. Data Encryption -
Enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The DCS-5300W has Encryption disabled as the default setting. Auth mode -
Choose one of the following authorization modes: Open Authentication -
Communicates the key across the network. Shared Authentication - Allows communication only with other devices
with identical WEP settings. Auto -
Will automatically adjust to the Authentication
mode of the wireless client. Key type -
Select the key length, either 64, 128 or 256 bits. Key Format -
Select an ASCII or hexadecimal key format. Key Index -
You can create up to 4 different security keys. Click Apply to make changes effective 36 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP
Click the Mail&FTP button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that control sending images via email and FTP.
Click Mail & FTP SMTP SMTP (mail) server 1-
The domain name or IP address of external mail server. SMTP account name 1 -
The user name used to log into your e-mail account. SMTP password 1 -
The password used to log into your e-mail account. (The password will appear as dots instead of entered characters.) Recipient email address 1 - The e-mail address of recipients for snapshots
or a system log file. Multiple recipients must be separated by a semicolon ‚Äú;‚ÄĚ SMTP(mail) server 2 -
The domain name or IP address of a secondary mail server used only if the primary mail server is unreachable. 37 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) SMTP account name 2 -
The user name for the second SMTP server. SMTP password 2 -
The password used to log into the second e-mail account. (The password will appear as dots instead of entered characters.) Recipient email address 2 - The e-mail address of recipients for the
secondary server. Return email address-
The return e-mail address to use if the snapshot or system log e-mail fails to send. (This address should be within the SMTP server‚Äôs domain for authentication purposes.) FTP Settings Local FTP server port -
Can be other than default port 21. If you find that
you want to change the port to a port number
other than 21, you will need to specify the port
when connecting to the FTP server. For example
FTP://188.8.131.52:60 (if you are to use port 60 for
your FTP server port) 1st FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external
FTP server. The following user settings must be
correctly configured for remote access. 1st FTP user name -
Granted user name on the external FTP server. 1st FTP password -
Granted password on the external FTP server. 1st FTP remote folder -
Granted folder on the external FTP server. The
string must conform to the external FTP server.
Some FTP servers cannot accept a preceding
slash symbol before the path if there is no virtual
path mapping. Refer to the instructions of the
external FTP server for details. The folder privilege
must be open for upload. 38 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) Primary FTP Passive
If the DCS-5300W is located inside a network that Mode-
is protected by a firewall, a data connection for
FTP may be prohibited. Passive mode FTP can
bypass this rule and allow the uploading of
snapshots. If the passive mode is selected, the DCS-5300W can automatically attempt to upload
in active mode if the external FTP server does
not support passive mode. 2nd FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external FTP server. 2nd FTP user name -
Granted user name on the backup FTP server. 2nd FTP password -
Granted password on the backup FTP server. 2nd FTP remote folder -
Granted folder on the backup FTP server. Secondary FTP passive Mode -
Passive mode setting for the backup FTP server.
Click Apply to make changes effective
Invalid settings may cause the DCS-5300W to not respond. Change the configuration settings only if necessary. Consult with your network administrator or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you do not have the necessary information. If you cannot connect to the camera, refer to page 126 for camera reset and restore factory settings procedures. 39 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP
Click the DDNS & UPnP button from the Configuration screen to access DDNS & UPnP settings.
Click DDNS &UPnP Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service) is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing (dynamic) IP address. With most Cable and DSL connections, you are assigned a dynamic IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. With the DCS-5300W, you can setup your DDNS service and the DCS-5300W will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a different IP address. 40 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP (Continued) Enable DDNS -
Click to enable the DDNS function. Provider-
Select your Dynamic DNS provider from the pull down menu. Host name-
Enter the host name of the DDNS server. Username/E-mail-
Enter your username or e-mail used to connect to the DDNS server. Password/Key-
Enter your password or key used to connect to the DDNS server. UPnP
UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-5300W is a UPnP enabled internet camera. If your operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure. If you do not want to use the UPnP functionality, it can be disabled by unselecting ‚ÄúEnable UPnP‚ÄĚ. Click Apply to make changes effective 41 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Audio/Video
Click the Audio/Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that affect how the video image appears.
Click Audio/Video Audio Settings -
Check the box to improve audio quality in a low bandwidth environment. Audio Source-
Select either an internal or external microphone as the audio source. If you choose to use an external microphone, connect it to the microphone connection at the rear of the DCS-5300W. Text on video -
Text will be displayed in the black bar above the video window with the timestamp. The timestamp is captured from the date and time of the DCS-5300W and is maintained by a built-in real-time clock. Color -
Select the option for color or monochrome video display. Size -
Three options exist for two sizes of video display: Normal is the default video display mode. Half is a quarter size of Normal. 42 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Audio/Video (Continued) Half x 2 has the same video size as Normal but image quality is reduced and it consumes less network bandwidth. Power line frequency
Fluorescent lights may intermittently flash depending (for fluorescent light)
on the AC power line frequency. Change the frequency setting to eliminate a flashing image when the light source is fluorescent light. Maximum frame rate-
Limits the maximum refresh frame rate. The frame rate is used with the Video quality control setting (below) to optimize bandwidth utilization and video quality. Video quality control-
To fix the bandwidth utilization regardless of the video quality, choose Fix bit rate and select the desired bandwidth. The video quality may be reduced in order to send maximum frames with limited bandwidth, especially when images change drastically. For higher video detail regardless of the bandwidth selection, select Fix quality and select a video quality level. This setting will utilize more bandwidth to send the maximum frames when images change drastically. Flip -
Vertically rotate the video. Mirror -
Horizontally rotate the video. Check both flip and mirror if the DCS-5300W is to be installed upside down. White balance -
Choose the suitable option for the best color temperature.
Click Apply to make changes effective 43 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance:
‚ÄúBest performance‚ÄĚ means the image refresh rate should be the fastest possible and the video quality should be the best possible at the lowest network bandwidth possible. Three factors, Maximum frame rate, Fix bit rate, and Fix quality in the Video Configuration page, are related to performance. My priority is real-time motion images To achieve a real-time visual effect, the network bandwidth should be large enough to transmit 20 image frames per second (fps) or more. If you are on a broadband network over 1 Mbps, you can set Fix bit Rate to 1000Kbps or 1200Kbps, or set Fix quality to achieve the maximum frames. The maximum frame rate is 25 in 50Hz system and 30 in 60Hz system. If your network bandwidth is more than 384Kbps, you can adjust Fix bit rate according to your bandwidth and set the maximum frame rate of 25 to 30.
If the images vary dramatically in your environment, you may slow down the maximum frame rate to 20 to decrease the transmitted data for better video quality. Since the human eye could not easily differentiate between 20 and 25 or 30 frames per second, the slower frame rate will not be noticed. If your network bandwidth is below 384 Kbps, you should adjust the bit rate according to your bandwidth and experiment to allow for the best frame rate that can be achieved. The faster frame rate in a slow network will blur the images. You may also try to choose Half in size option for better images or Half x 2 for larger image size. Because the network has burst constraints and everyone‚Äôs environment is not the same, any poor connection will impair normal performance. My priority is clear identification for each image To have the best video quality, you should set Fix quality to detailed or excellent and tune the Maximum frame rate to suit your network bandwidth. If you get some broken pictures in a slow network, you can set TCP protocol in Connection type for a more accurate transmission but the received images may have a lag. Note that any slow connection with multiple users will impair performance. 44 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance (continued): I want to compromise between real-time and clear images If you have a broadband network, set Fix quality to Good image quality, or higher, instead of setting the Bit rate. Otherwise, fix the bit rate according to your actual network speed and set the frame rate to 30. If the image quality is low, select a lower frame rate above 15. If the image quality is still not improved, select a lower bit rate. Configuration > Advanced > Image Setting
Click Image Setting
Click the Image Setting button from the Configuration screen to access additional settings that affect how the video image appears. 45 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued)
From this screen you can fine tune the video image.
Image Brightness,Contrast, Saturation and Hue are all adjusted in the same manner. For each video compensation you can set from among eleven levels ranged from -5 to +5. The default setting is zero for each adjustment.
You may press
to fine-tune the image and see what affect the setting
will have on the image. When the image is acceptable, press
to store the
image settings, or
to recall the original settings. If settings are changed
without saving, they will be used until the next system start-up. Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection
Click the Motion Detection button from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-5300W Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.
Click Motion Detection 46 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Motion Detection (continued) Enable motion detection - Check this option to turn on the motion detection. Window Name -
The text entered here will show at the top of the motion window. Sensitivity -
Sets the measurable difference between two sequential images that would indicate motion. Percentage -
Sets the amount of motion in the window being monitored that is required to initiate a motion detected alert. Note: Setting a higher sensitivity and a lower percentage makes any motion more easily detected. New -
Click to add a new window. A maximum of three windows can be opened simultaneously. Use your mouse to drag the window frame to resize or the title bar to move. Clicking on the ‚Äėx‚Äô at the upper right corner of the window will close the motion window. Save -
Saves the related settings of that window.
To display motion detection, a graphic bar will rise or fall depending on the image variation.
A green bar means the image variation is under the monitoring level, and no motion detection alert is triggered. A red bar means the image variation is over the monitoring level and a motion detected alert is triggered. When the bar goes red, the window that the motion is detected in will also be outlined in red (note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion detection). You can return to the DCS-5300W Home Page and the monitored window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when motion is detected. 47 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Camera Control
Click the Camera Control button from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-5300W Internet Camera can pan and move to preset locations.
Click Camera Control Pan Speed-
Select the speed at which the camera will pan for a full cycle from the pull down menu. Select a value between -5 and +5, -5 being the slowest setting. Tilt Speed-
Select the speed at which the camera will tilt for a full cycle from the pull down menu. Select a value between -5 and +5, -5 being the slowest setting. Auto Pan/Patrol Speed- Select the speed at which the camera will pan during
auto patrol. Select a value between 1 and 5, 1 being the slowest setting. 48 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Camera Control (Continued) Enable IR Control -
Click this to allow the DCS-5300W to be controlled by the included remote. Current Position -
Enter a name for the position at which you would like to preset the DCS-5300W. Click Add to add the new preset position to the Preset Locations list. Preset Position -
Using the pull down menu, you can delete a preset position by selecting it and clicking Delete. Dwelling Time -
Set the value of time that the camera will remain on each preset position before moving to the next. The dwelling time can be set between 1and 255 seconds. Patrol Selection -
To use the Auto Patrol feature, select the desired preset positions from the Preset Locations list and add them to the Selected Locations list by clicking Select. You can then select the order in which the camera will patrol through the preset locations by selecting a location and clicking UP or DN. Click Remove to remove a location from the list.
Click Apply to make changes effective 49 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin Click on the Tools tab to access 4 utility screens for controlling and administering the DCS-5300W. The default screen in Tools is the Admin screen.
The DCS-5300W is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows the ability to access the DCS-5300W (including the Configuration) by anyone as long as the IP address is known. It is recommended that you enter a password if the DCS-5300W is intended to be accessed by others.
Type a password in the New Password field to enable protection, and then confirm the password in Confirm Password field.
This password is used to identify the administrator. You can add accounts with User name and User Password for other users in the Add user section.
You can provide up to twenty accounts for other users / visitors. Each account identifies the access right. This allows multiple visitors to share the same account of different levels. An option to Permit to access DI/DO (Digital In/Digital Out) is provided for each account. Some users may need to be prohibited from controlling your attached security devices. 50 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued) Guest account:
This option allows a user to connect to a camera with view-only privileges. User name is demo. No password is required. This is useful for demonstrations and keeps guests separate from users with accounts. Configuration > Tools > System
Click on the System button to access the Systemsettings from the Tools menu.
Click System Host name -
The text will display as the title of the window within the Windows operating system. This name will also display on the log-in screen (once a password has been set). Turn off the LED
Check this option to shut off the LED at the base of the indicator -
camera. This will prevent anyone from observing the operation of the Internet Camera. 51 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > System Keep current date and
Click to save the current date and time of time - DCS-5300W. An internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the power is off. Sync with computer time- Synchronize the date and time of DCS-5300W
with the local computer. The date and time of the PC is displayed and updated in the DCS-5300W. Manual -
Adjust the date and time according to what is entered by the administrator. Notice the format in the related field while typing. Automatic -
Synchronize with the NTP server over the Internet whenever the DCS-5300W starts up. It will fail if the assigned timeserver cannot be reached. NTP server -
Assign the IP address or domain name of the timeserver. Leaving the text box blank will let the DCS-5300W connect to default timeservers. Time zone -
Used to adjust the hour of timeservers for local settings.
Click Apply to make changes effective 52 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications
Click on the Applications button to access the Applicationssettings from the Tools menu. 53 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Weekly schedule: Sunday through Saturday - Select the weekdays that should perform the
following operations: Snapshots begin at -
Set the time to start operations. Setting the begin time the same as the stop time will
force the operations to run continuously. Snapshots stop at -
Sets the time to stop the operations. All of the time except for the above schedule -
If you do not wish to set a schedule, this box must
be checked. Event operation: Delay second(s) before detecting next event -
Sets the time delay before restarting to check the
trigger condition when the current condition is
triggered. Take snapshots at second(s) after event -
After a snapshot is taken because of a trigger,
another snapshot will be taken after the
configured time in seconds. Trigger condition -
There are 4 conditions related to the digital input
and three windows for motion detection. There
can be multiple selections. Select the appropriate
digital input condition according to the
characteristics of the external device. High or low
indicate external voltage input for level trigger,
while rising or falling is for edge triggers. There
are three windows shown for the names you
defined for motion detection. Undefined will
show instead of the window title if motion
detection is not setup yet. An active, named
motion window must be checked for motion
detection to be possible. Reset output -
Check and save this option to reset the external
device at the digital output back to the original
state. 54 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Trigger action -
There are four options for two actions regarding
either trigger condition. They can have multiple
selections. While choosing the trigger output
alarm, the digital output will short both pins to
connect the circuit of the attached external
device; otherwise both pins will be open. While
choosing to upload snapshots, the method can
be either email or FTP. The snapshot names will
be ‚Äúvideopre.jpg‚ÄĚ, videotrg.jpg‚ÄĚ, and
‚Äúvideopos.jpg‚ÄĚ respectively for the snapshots
before event, right upon event, and after event.
The date and time suffix may be added according
to the option. Confirm the external mail or FTP
server settings in network configuration. Sequential operation Snapshot every
The camera will send snapshots at the specified second(s) -
interval to the external server according to the chosen method. Remember this operation is dependent to the weekly schedule. Send snapshots by email - Any upload action specified in the options above
will use the method chosen here. The captured snapshot named ‚Äúvideo.jpg‚ÄĚ will be attached in the email with subject ‚ÄúPeriodic snapshots.‚ÄĚ Send snapshots by FTP - The captured snapshots will upload to the
external FTP server with the file name depending on the next option. 55 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) FTP put snapshots with
If the suffix is added, the captured date and time date and time suffix -
can be easily differentiated from the snapshot file name in either sequential or event operation. For instance, ‚Äúvideo@20020102030405.jpg‚ÄĚ means the JPEG image was captured at 4 minutes and 5 seconds after 3 o‚Äôclock, January 2nd, A.D. 2002. If the suffix is omitted, the file named ‚Äúvideo.jpg‚ÄĚ on the external FTP server will be refreshed at the specified interval.
Click Apply to make changes effective Configuration > Tools > Default Click on the Default button to access factory settingrestoration and camera calibration options from the tools menu.
Click Apply under Restore Factory Default to restore factory default settings.
This means any changes made will be lost and the system will be reset to the
initial status when shipped from the factory. After confirmation, the system will
restart and require the IP Installer software program to locate the IP address
of the DCS-5300W. Click Apply under Calibrate to restore them camera‚Äôs factory lens position.
This means that the camera will be recalibrated to the default center to position
to recover from any external forces that may have affected it. 56 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Device Info Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-5300W system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the Status tab.
Click Device Info
The Device Info screen lists the following important settings that are currently set for the DCS-5300W
Firmware Version number Mac address IP address Subnet Mask Default router address Primary DNS address Secondary DNS address 57 Using the DCS-5300W with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Log Click on the Log button to access a system log of system activity from the Status menu. The content of the log file reveals useful information about the current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-5300W boots up.
Click Log Configuration > Help Click on the Help tab to access descriptions of the particular function you need help with. The help screen is organized in the order of the tabs and then each menu item under that tab. 58 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detction Administrators can combine options on the application page to perform many useful security tasks. There are two trigger sources available: from an external sensor or with built-in motion detection. There are also two kinds of actions that can respond to these events that include uploading snapshots over the internet and driving attached devices. To upload the snapshots, users can choose either email or FTP according to user‚Äôs needs. Both e-mail and FTP use the network settings on the network page. This section describes how to enable motion detection and record snapshots to an FTP server.
If no external sensor is available, administrators can utilize the built-in motion detection to monitor any abnormal movement and record the snapshots to an FTP or SMTP server.
Click the Motion Detection button under the Advanced tab from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-5300W Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.
Click Motion Detection
In this window, follow the steps below to ensure that motion detection is correctly enabled:
Check ‚ÄúEnable motion detection.‚ÄĚ Click on ‚ÄúNew‚ÄĚ to have a new window to monitor video. Enter in a window name. Tune the ‚ÄúSensitivity‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPercentage‚ÄĚ according to the local environment.
5 Click on save to enable the activity display. 59 Record Snaptshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) Next, click the Mail & FTP button under the Advanced tab to set the FTP server settings for the DCS-5300W.
Click Mail & FTP 1 2 3 4 5 6
In this window, enter the settings for the FTP server you wish to record to. Optionally, you can enter settings for a secondary backup FTP server. Local FTP server port- 1
The Default port is 21. To connect to an FTP sever, it is recommended that you do not change the port number unless your camera is behind a router. If your camera is behind a router, you can assign any port number to this field, but you must enable port fowarding on the router. Please refer to your router manual for more information on port forwarding. 1st FTP server- 2
If you are going to upload snapshots to an FTP server, you will need to fill in the Domain name or IP address of your external FTP server such as ftp://dlink.com or ftp://184.108.40.206. (The server name and IP address will vary depending on the user.) The following user settings must be correctly configured for remote access. 60 Record Snaptshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) 1st FTP user name- 3
Specify the user name to access the external FTP server (ex. John Smith). 1st FTP password- 4
Specify the password to access the external FTP server (ex. 12345). 1st FTP remote folder- 5
Specify the destination folder in the external FTP server (ex. snapshot). Primary FTP passive 6
Passive mode will allow access to an external mode-
FTP server if your camera is behind a router protected by a firewall. 2nd FTP server-
Specify the Domain name or IP address of your second external FTP server. This field is optional if you have already filled in the information for the first FTP server. 2nd FTP user name-
Specify the user name to access your backup FTP server. 2nd FTP password-
Specify the user password to your backup FTP server. 2nd FTP remote folder-
Specify the destination folder on your external backup FTP server. Secondary FTP passive
Passive mode will allow access to a second mode-
external FTP server if your camera is behind a router protected by a firewall.
For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Adanced > Mail & FTP in the section titled ‚ÄúUsing the DCS-5300W With an Internet Browser.‚ÄĚ Click the apply button when finished. 61 Record Snaptshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued)
Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-5300W. X X X X
Click Applications X Living room X
In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be recorded to an FTP site:
Select the weekdays you would like to record and enter the ‚ÄúSnapshots begin‚ÄĚ time and ‚ÄúSnapshots end‚ÄĚ time for the weekly schedule, or select ‚ÄúAll the time except for the above schedule‚ÄĚ if you want to enable full time snapshot recording. Check ‚ÄúEvent operation.‚ÄĚ Set the delay ‚Äúbefore detecting next event‚ÄĚ to avoid continuous false alarms following the original event.
Set the delay to ‚Äútake snapshots after event‚ÄĚ to capture the direction
of the moving object.
5 Check the window name (in this case Living room). 6 Check ‚ÄúUpload snapshots while motion detected.‚ÄĚ 7 Click ‚ÄúSend snapshots by FTP‚ÄĚ and check ‚ÄúFTP put snapshots with
date and time suffix‚ÄĚ
8 Click the ‚ÄúApply‚ÄĚ button to save the settings.
Click the apply button when finished. You are now able to record snapshots to your FTP server when motion detection is triggered. 62 Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software
Before you begin installing this application software, the hardware system requirements must be checked first. The minimum system requirements recommended for this application are as follows:
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.x or above CPU: Intel Pentium III 800GHz or above SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB Video Card: nVidia, TNT, TNT2, GeForce series with 32Mb video memory / ATI
Radeon seriies with 32 Mb video memory
Put the installation disk into your CD-ROM, and it will run automatically. If it does not, open ‚ÄúMy Computer‚ÄĚ and double click on the CD-ROM icon. Then the installation menu will appear. Click ‚ÄúInstall Software‚ÄĚ. The following window will appear.
Click IP surveillance 63 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued)
The ‚ÄúLicense Agreement‚ÄĚ window below will appear. Please read the following license agreement carefully. Click ‚ÄúYes‚ÄĚ to accept this agreement and proceed with the installation.
Click Yes 64 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued)
Next, the ‚ÄúUser information‚ÄĚ window below will appear. This window will prompt you to enter the user name and company name. Enter your user name and company name and then click ‚ÄúNext‚ÄĚ to continue.
You must setup the administrator‚Äôs password in order to proceed. Input and confirm your password in the window shown in below. Click ‚ÄúNext‚ÄĚ to continue.
Click Next 65 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued)
Select the installation directory for this application software and click ‚ÄúNext‚ÄĚ, which is shown in the figure below. You can change the installation directory by clicking ‚ÄúBrowse‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
Select a program folder to install the application software and then click ‚ÄúNext‚ÄĚ, which is shown in the figure below.
Click Next 66 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued)
After checking all the setup information in the window shown below, click ‚ÄúNext‚ÄĚ to start the installation of the application software.
Click ‚ÄúFinish‚ÄĚ, in the window shown below, to finish installation. The program is now installed on your computer.
Click Finish 67 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher
Launcher is a controller program that allows users to invoke Monitor or Playback quickly. It allows recording before user login. System Tray Icon
The Launcher icon reflects current state of IP surveillance. The icon in the system tray signifies that the IP surveillance Software is currently active on the system. Security for Launcher
When Launcher starts, there is no need to undergo a username/password check. This enables the auto-run requirement for Launcher. But when users want to click on the icon of Launcher on system tray, Launcher will popup a username/password dialog the first time for menu popup or when Launcher is locked. If a user fails to pass the authentication check, no menu will show up. If a user fails 3 consecutive tries he/she will be locked out for a period of 60 seconds.
After passing identification and authentication, users will be able to use all functions. If users want to leave the computer, it is possible to lock the Launcher for security reasons. When Launcher is locked, the user will need to pass the identification and authentication again to see the popup menu.
Below is the login window: 68 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher (continued)
When Launcher is locked, the unlock window will appear, prompting for the user password in order to unlock.
The input area of the dialog will be grayed (disabled) for 60 seconds after 3 consecutive failures. User Interface Below is the user interface for launcher:
The main user interface for Launcher is an icon on system tray, and the popup menu appears when the user clicks on the icon. The menu items are listed below: Lock Launcher When this item is selected, Launcher will enter lock mode. In lock mode, whenever users want to invoke the menu, a dialog asking for ID and password will appear. The interface for this dialog is covered in the previous section. 69 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher (continued) Tools Contains many utilities. Currently only change password is implemented. The change password dialog looks like this: Autorun at Startup Users can select whether or not to autorun Launcher when Window boots up. Monitor Starts up the Monitor program. If the Monitor program is already running, clicking this button will re-open the Monitor window. Playback Starts up the Playback program. If the Playback program is already running, clicking this button will re-open the Playback window. Logout Logs out user from IP surveillance. After logging out, if the user wants to return to the menu, and clicks the Launcher icon, the authentication box will appear prompting for username and password again. Exit Exits Launcher. If users choose this option, Launcher will show a message box prompting to confirm if users really want to exit, and warn users that exiting Launcher will also close Monitor and Playback. 70 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program Features of the Monitor Program Traditional Surveillance Features:
Pan and Tilt control Recording Special Features:
The digital surveillance system supports not only the features listed above, but also the following features, which make the system more powerful and convenient.
Simultaneous real-time monitoring and recording audio and video
High quality video up to full screen display
High compression ratio
Maximum of 16 cameras with different monitor layouts
Auto alarm in multiple modes
Multiple recording modes: Event-driven, Scheduled, and manual recording for each camera.
Motion detection with 3 alert windows for each camera 71 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Application Layout and Functionalities This section demonstrates a global view of the monitor program, shown below. The components of the monitor tool will be introduced in detail in the following sections.
Hard Disk Status
DI/DO and Alert Message
There are several parts in the monitor tool: Misc. functions: These include application exit, minimization, full screen monitoring, lock, stop alert, and configuration menu for camera configurations, global settings, scheduler settings and the user information of this application software. Tips for these operations are provided when you move the mouse cursor over each icon. Channel area This area displays the status of each video channel. The information indicates the status of connection, recording, selection, and alert-event trigger. Video area In this area, you can see the video of the selected channel in the display frame. The number of the display frames in the video area depends on the layout chosen by the user. You can also use convenient controls to alter the video display. 72 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Layout area You can change the monitoring layout in this area. There are six kinds of layouts: 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, or 16 video display windows in the video area. Hard disk status In this area, you can get the status of the hard disk in which the video database resides. The status reminds you to arrange the available storage size of the recorded video database. Common control area This area includes volume control, manual recording, video printing, snapshot, and trash can to remove video from display windows. P/T control This tool allows you to pan, tilt, auto patrol, and move the camera to a preset position. DI/DO control This tool receives the digital input signal and sends digital output signal to the remote Video Server/ Network Camera series product associated with the dedicated video channel. Alert Message This tool will display the latest alert messages received by the remote Video Server / Network Camera series product associated with the selected video channel. Logging In
You need to login the first time when you start the Launcher. The authentication window is shown below. If you do not have an account, the monitor tool will not execute. You must log in as admin (administrator) to use this application. Enter the password for the administrator. 73 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) The Admin Privilege
In the monitor program, the admin has the right to access the DCS-5300W Network Camera through this application software and change the local settings as well. But the admin password for the software is not the same as the admin password for the Internet camera. You can change the settings of each selected Internet camera from the monitor program only if you have the admin password for the Internet camera.
If you have the admin privilege, you have the right to do the following tasks:
Run the configuration tool
Change the recording schedule
Change the local settings
Again, if you need to change the settings of the DCS-5300W, you must have the administrator‚Äôs password for the camera itself. Camera Configurations
When you log in for the first time, you should configure this application software to connect the DCS-5300W in ‚ÄúConfiguration Menu \ Camera Configurations‚ÄĚ, shown in the figure below. You will need the admin (administrator) password of the camera in order to run the configuration.
Once you click ‚ÄúConfiguration Menu\Camera Configurations‚ÄĚ for setting each camera, all recording processes will be stopped, indicated by a warning window popped up in advance to keep you informed. 74 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) The Layout of the Configuration
This section discusses the local settings for the connection and the functional configuration of each camera. If you are interested in the remote settings for each camera, you can refer to ‚ÄúUsing the DCS-5300W with an Internet Browser,‚ÄĚ which starts on page 29.
Remote Camera Webpage Settings
D C S - 5 3 0 0 W
Camera Selections The Layout of the Configuration
In the local settings, shown below, three main functionalities are provided:
History of all
Delete camera from the list 75 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Insert ‚Äď To insert a remote network camera to the camera list. Click the ‚ÄúInsert‚ÄĚ button, an ‚ÄúInsert New Channel‚ÄĚ dialog will popup, as shown below. Specify the IP address, port, and admin password of the network camera, click the ‚ÄúOk‚ÄĚ button to close the dialog. Then the system will try to connect to the selected camera. If the connection succeeds, the camera will be inserted to the camera selection list.
Specify the IP address, port, and admin pass- word of the camera.
Once added, you will see the IP address of the camera and also the port that is opened on the camera (port 80 in this example).
The selected camera has been added to the selection list. 76 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Delete ‚Äď The deletion of a device is a much easier operation than ‚Äúinsertion‚ÄĚ. It removes the selected Video Server / Network Camera series product from the camera list. Highlight the camera that you want to delete from the list and click on the ‚ÄúDelete‚ÄĚ button.
The selected camera will be deleted. History ‚Äď Clicking the ‚ÄúHistory‚ÄĚ button will popup a historical camera list, which lists the latest 16 cameras you inserted into the camera list. 16 is the default number; you can change the number of the latest installed cameras you want to keep in the registry. Clicking on one camera in the history list will insert the camera into the camera list. The historical camera list is shown below.
Historical camera list Alert and Recording Settings
Recording Settings 77 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Settings:
Specific alert actions can be performed by setting the options in this window. Enable motion detect This will trigger an alert sound that has been specified in the section titled ‚ÄúGlobal Settings \ Alert Sound.‚ÄĚ Check this option to enable audio alert for the camera selected. Enable digital input This function is similar to ‚ÄúEnable Motion Detect‚ÄĚ mentioned above. Once this option has been checked, a digital input device will be able to trigger an alert sound and recording. Digital input alert This application software provides options for you to define the triggering criteria for the digital input of the DCS-5300W. The alert of the digital input can be defined as high-level triggered or low- level triggered. Recording Settings: Record # secs. before event Once the automatic video recording has been activated, you can change this setting to regulate the recording of triggered events. Recording will start from the specified number of seconds before the alert event has been invoked. Record # secs. after event Recording will last for the specified number of seconds after the alert event has been invoked. Media Type You can specify which media type you want to record: Video, Audio, or both. 78 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Changing the Camera Order in the List
You can ‚Äúdrag and drop‚ÄĚ in the grid area of the camera list to change the sequence of the connected Network Cameras, which is shown below. This will allow you to rearrange the cameras in an order of your choice. Once the camera is moved to a specified location, the proceeding cameras will then move 1 position up or 1 position down depending on which direction the selected camera was moved.
Press the left mouse button
Move the mouse to your new
at the gray index field.
selected location and release the mouse button. Then Video 1 will be moved (to the 12th row in this example).
Once you click the ‚ÄúSave‚ÄĚ button in the left-bottom corner of this window, the changes for all camera configurations will be saved and will be applied immediately to the IP surveillance system. 79 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Global Settings
After completing the connection to each remote Network Camera, we need to configure some global settings for all the cameras. These include the video database directory, the usage of the Hard disk, and options for video display.
You can activate the global settings window from ‚ÄúConfiguration Menu > Global Settings...‚ÄĚ shown above.
All recording processes will be stopped when activating the global settings window, indicated by a warning window popped up in advance to keep you informed. 80 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Directory Settings: Snapshot directory The directory for storing snapshost in *.bmp format from video channels of the monitor and playback programs, which is shown on page 79. Recording directory The directory for storing the recorded video data from video channels. Scheduler directory The directory for storing the default and user-customized schedules for the scheduled recording of each channel. Record (Drive) Diskspace Usage Settings: Cycle Recording When you turn this setting on, the video database system of this application software will overwrite the oldest data if the specified path has become full. That means it will record video data in a loop. If this setting is unchecked, a warning message will pop up when it is approaching the storage space limit. All recording will stop when the limit of the hard disk usage is reached. Reserved space Indicate the size of the hard disk that will be reserved for other Windows applications. The remainder of the hard disk space will be available for recording. The more space you have reserved, the less there will be available for your camera(s) to record to. As you move the bar to the right, more space will be available for your camera(s) and conversely, less space will be available for your other applications. If the recording data exceeds this limitation, the new video data will replace the oldest data (on a First In First Out (FIFO) basis) when ‚ÄúCycle Recording‚ÄĚ has been checked. Alert Sound You can load a custom *.wav file for the sound of alert triggering. You can also select from the sound files in Windows. 81 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Modulation Mode You must select the input signal format (NTSC or PAL) for displaying the original resolution of video stream from DCS- 5300W.
NOTE: You need to select the input signal format according to the camera type or CCD module type that is connected to the DCS-5300W. Due to the nature of CMOS sensors (for the DCS-2000 and DCS-2100+), the input signal format needs to be set to PAL regardless whether the power line frequency connected is 50 or 60 Hz. Display Options:
In the video displaying frame of each channel, there are two status bars. The upper bar contains ‚ÄúCamera location‚ÄĚ and ‚Äútime of the remote site.‚ÄĚ The lower bar contains ‚ÄúConnection time‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúRecording time.‚ÄĚ All of them, shown in the figure below, can be enabled or disabled here individually for the status indication. Apply to full screen mode can also be turned on here. Once it has been checked, the status bar in each channel showing date, location, connection, and recording time will be shown in both display frame mode and full screen mode.
Location (channel number + Text on Video)
0 day 00:01
Connection Time (Day:Hour:Min)
Recording Time (Day:Hour:Min) 82 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Backup Settings:
Using Backup Settings in the global settings window, you can backup recorded data from selected cameras to a specified location. Directory This is the directory where backup data will be saved. You can select the location by clicking on the folder icon. Size You can set the size limit of the data that will be backed up. The default size limit is 10MB. The maximum value for this setting depends on the amount of Free Space available on your hard drive. This value can be found under the ‚ÄúRecord Disk space Usage Settings‚ÄĚ section of the global settings window. Backup Location Select Select the locations to backup by clicking the checkbox next to the location/camera name. To delete a location, select the location and click the ‚ÄúDelete‚ÄĚ button to the right of the Backup Location Select window.
After you have set your backup settings in the global settings window, you can backup recorded data by clicking ‚ÄúBackup‚ÄĚ in the Configuration Menu, as seen below: 83 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Using the Monitor Program
This section depicts, in detail, how to manipulate the monitor tool. Connection of the DCS-5300W Channel: Once you have the privilege to connect to the DCS-5300W, you can drag and drop one camera to the video area. Once you have set up the camera in the video channel, the color of the channel number will turn blue, indicating that the camera has been added to IP surveillance. If you do not set up the camera for the video channel, the color of the channel number will be gray. You can now drag and drop the camera to the video area to monitor the remote video and apply other features.
There is a unique light signal associated with each channel number. It indicates the status of the dedicated video channel, whcih is depicted as follows: Off The video channel is not connected with any DCS-5300W yet. Green The green light means the DCS-5300W associated with this channel number is connected, and the video is monitored in the video area. Red The red light indicates the video from this channel is recording into the video database. In this mode, you don‚Äôt have to drag and drop the channel to the video area. This means that this application software supports real-time recording with and without real-time monitoring for the dedicated video channel. Blink With the motion detection mechanism set in the DCS-5300W, the light of the corresponding channel will blink once the motion event is triggered. 84 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
Not configured channel
Connected and monitoring 9
Configured but not 13
connected (no video)
If you do not want to monitor one video, you can drag and drop the video (in the video area) to the trashcan in the common control area of the monitor program. The following section will demonstrate the procedures for ‚Äúdrag and drop‚ÄĚ step- by-step. Show the video of a specified channel
This section depicts the method of how to show the video of a specific channel in a display window. Step 1: Move the mouse cursor to the display window shown below.
Video 1 85 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Step 2: Press and hold the left mouse button, and then move the cursor to a display window in the video area, which is shown below. Note that the cursor will change according to the area in order to indicate whether the area is droppable or not.
Not droppable area
Window B Step 3: Release the left mouse button while on top of a display window. In each display layout, only one window can be assigned to a camera. Also, each camera must have its own separate window when displayed. Once the video is in a display window, it can be dragged and dropped to other windows. If you drag one camera‚Äôs video to a window that already has its own camera‚Äôs video, the two cameras will trad display windows. Dragging and Dropping is a very convenietn way to manipulate the video channels in the IP surveillance Software. 86 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
Empty video box Removing video from a display window Step 1: Move the mouse cursor to the display window that contains the video channel you wish to remove. Step 2: Note that the cursor will change to the hand-shape when it has been moved onto the displaying frame. After that, press the left mouse button and hold it. Step 3: Move the cursor, while still holding the left mouse button, to the trashcan in the common area of the monitor program. Step 4: When the cursor shape changes to an arrow-shape over the trashcan, release the left mouse button. The video in the corresponding display window will disappear. All operations above are shown in the figure on the following page. 87 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
Press and hold the left mouse button here.
Move the mouse cursor here, and then release the left mouse button. The Layout
There are six different layouts available, as shown below, for the display windows in the monitor program. You can select one of them by clicking on a layout icon. In each layout, you can drag and drop the ‚Äúchannel number‚ÄĚ to any display window in the video area. Following the procedures described in the section titled ‚ÄúShow the video of a specified channel‚ÄĚ, you can add the video channels to display windows within the selected layout one by one. You can also exchange the video between different display windows by dragging and dropping.
4 camera layout
6 camera layout
1 camera layout
16 camera layout
9 camera layout
13 camera layout 88 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
Double click a display window to switch to a single channel layout.
When you choose the one-channel layout or four-channel layout, the ‚ÄúPage up‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPage down‚ÄĚ buttons will be shown in the left-bottom corner of the video area. You can use these two buttons to switch the pages, as shown in the figure below.
Use to switch between cameras. 89 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
To view an individual camera from the multi-camera layout, double-click on the desired display window. You will see that the size of the display window is the same as the one-channel layout. Clicking the ‚ÄúBack‚ÄĚ button in the upper-left corner of the video area will switch to the previous selected multi-camera layout.
The position that each video channel is in for every layout will be saved for the next time the layout is selected.
Back to previous layout. Input/Output Control Tools
Digital Input / Digital Output 90 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued)
IP surveillance includes pan/tilt control, DI/DO (Digital Input / Ditigal Output) control, and an alert message receiver. Each of these are described in detail below. P/T Control
Refer to the following figure to use the pan and tilt controls.
Return to home position.
Tilt/navigate camera using arrows. Pan ‚Äď Pans the camera one full cycle. Stop ‚Äď Stops movement of the camera during pan. Patrol ‚Äď Enables the Auto Patrol feature. Pull down menu ‚Äď Select a preset position to move the camera to. DI/DO Control
Clicking on the ‚ÄúDI/DO‚ÄĚ button shown below, you can switch to the DI/DO controls. The color of the channel number indicates the status of the camera‚Äôs DI (Digital Input). You can click the ‚ÄúSwitch button‚ÄĚ to change the HI/LOW state of the DO (Digital Output). With these features, you can monitor the remote sensor input from DI and also trigger the camera by DO switch.
Set digital ouput to LOW
Set digital ouput to HIGH
When the color of a DI/DO number is gray, that means the video has not yet been connected to a camera. 91 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Message
If you have checked the box for ‚ÄúEnable Motion Detect‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúEnable Digital Input‚ÄĚ on ‚ÄúCamera Configurations > Alert Settings‚Äú screen, the alert message will show in the window shown above. Once the alert, caused by motion detection or a digital input level changer, is triggered, the alert message will be shown in this window. If there are more events than this window can display, a scroll bar will appear.
The message format is described as follows:
‚Äútime‚ÄĚ=>‚ÄĚalert type‚ÄĚ #‚ÄĚchannel number‚ÄĚ(‚Äúwin1‚ÄĚ,‚ÄĚwin2",‚ÄĚwin3")
For example, the message ‚ÄúPM 02:41:00=>MO #1(0,1,1)‚ÄĚ means that this is a motion detection alert occurring at 02:41:00 PM in Motion Window 2 and Motion Window 3, for camera #1. If the message ‚ÄúPM 02:41:56=>DI #1‚ÄĚ is listed, that means there is an alert triggered by the DI, for camera #1, at 02:41:56 PM . 92 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) About
By choosing ‚ÄúAbout‚ÄĚ, located in the configuration menu shown below, a dialog box will appear and display the information about the installed version of IP surveillance. The information includes the software name, version, user name, and company. Miscellaneous Functions
Stop Alert Sound
This section will describe some other miscellaneous functions of the icons shown above. These functions are: Quit By clicking this button, IP surveillance will be closed with the latest settings saved. Minimize Minimize the Monitor program. 93 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Full Screen With this function, you can enlarge the selected video channel to a full-screen display. Press the ‚ÄúESC‚ÄĚ key on the keyboard or double-click the mouse on the screen to return to a regular display. Stop Alert Sound If an alert is triggered, the alert sound will start to play. After being informed of the situation, you can press this button to stop the alert sound. It will also switch the I\O Control to the Alert Message Receiver, so that the alert messages can be reviewed. Configuration Menu The menu includes Camera Configuration, Global Settings, Scheduler, and About options. Common Control Functions
This section will describe the common control functions, shown above, which are depicted by the small icons. These functions only apply to the currently selected channel. These functions are: Volume Control Click on this button to adjust your volume settings. 94 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Record By clicking on this button, you can manually record video from the selected channel. Stop After video recording has been activated, this button allows you to manually stop recording of the selected video channel. Snapshot This button will take a snapshot of the selected video channel and save the picture as a bitmap file to the hard disk. You can set the directory for storing these bitmap files at the ‚ÄúConfiguration menu > Global Settings‚ÄĚ screen. Please refer to the section titled ‚ÄúGlobal Settings‚ÄĚ for more details. Printer Click on the printer icon to print the current image to your default printer. Trashcan You can drag and drop the video channel to the Trashcan to close the video connection with the DCS-5300W. Status Bar
Current login user
Software version 95 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling The scheduler allows the user to schedule recordings from the selected video channel of the DCS-5300W. Through both the graphic user interface and time period selection options, you will be able to easily regulate a schedule for each video channel.
The main features of the Scheduler are:
Friendly graphic user interface for schedule editing
Flexible schedule scheme suitable for all applications
Individual schedule for each video channel
Supports up to 9 preset schedule schemes for each video channel
Automatic period recording Using the Scheduler
This section discusses the method of how to use the scheduler. Start the Scheduler
Schedule Tool 96 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued)
The scheduler will not be accessible until at least one camera has been added to the camera list. Go to the configuration menu and click on ‚ÄúScheduler‚ÄĚ to launch the Scheduler. The Layout and Functionalities Introduction
The layout of the scheduler and its components, shown below, will be described.
Part 4 97 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued)
The layout of the Scheduler is roughly divided into 4 parts: Part 1 The first part of the scheduler is the video channel selection area. It provides the IP addresses and location information of the connected video channels for the user‚Äôs reference. You can select a video channel in this area and create a schedule for it. Part 2 The second part is the Primary schedule settings. It consists of the day time-line,week time-line,begin time selector, end time selector, and event mode settings. Part 3 The third part is the Secondary schedule, which consists of event mode settings. Part 4 The fourth part contains the operation buttons for the user to manipulate the edited schedule of the selected video channel. The scheduler can be closed from here. The Functionalities of Configuration Components
The four main parts of the scheduler have been briefly described in the section above. Parts 1-4 will be described in detail in the following section.
Location 98 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued)
In this area you will select the video channel that you want to set a schedule for. Each video channel will display a name, IP address, and location. Please note that when you switch between video channels in this area, the changes in the schedule of the previous video channel will be saved automatically. Primary Schedule Schedule with Time Lines
There are two different time-lines: hour unit time-line and week unit time-line. You can make your own schedule by plotting markers in all time-lines. These two time lines are associated with each other. That is, if you make changes in one time-line, the corresponding changes will be applied with scale to the other three time-lines in the same schedule. Before you begin, make sure that you select ‚ÄúOnce‚ÄĚ (P. 97) if you want to choose the days to record on. Week Time-Line
In the figure below, Week time-line is displayed. It includes the time-line, schedule information, and the selected day in the week.
Selected Day Marking/Unmarking the Recording Time on the Week Time-Line
Result in hour time-line
The corresponding changes for the markers on the week time-line will be automatically added to the hour time-lines, which is shown above. You can also mark and unmark the plotted bar by clicking and dragging with the left and the right mouse button. 99 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Hour Time-Line
In the figure below, the Hour time-line is displayed. Marking/Unmarking the Recording Time on the Hour Time-Line
You can apply the one-click function by clicking the left mouse button and dragging to mark the time on this time-line. The operating method for the hour time-line is the same as that of the week time-lines. Please refer to the previous section about marking/unmarking on the week time-line for more details. Schedule with Time Picker Begin and End Time
There are three controlling units in both ‚ÄúBegin Time‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúEnd Time‚ÄĚ selectors shown above. The first unit of these two selectors is the date picker. You can select day with it to set the beginning time and the ending time for the recording interval.
The second and third units are the hour picker and the minute picker. You can change the hour and minute settings for the beginning and ending time with them.
NOTE: The time set in ‚ÄúBegin time‚ÄĚ must be earlier than that in ‚ÄúEnd time‚ÄĚ. Otherwise the settings will not be applied. 100 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Apply and Erase Buttons
After you have selected the time period with ‚ÄúBegin time‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúEnd time‚ÄĚ picker, you can apply the period picker, shown in the figure below, to set the periodical types of the time interval set previously. After the settings in ‚ÄúBegin Time‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúEnd Time‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPeriod Picker‚ÄĚ are all done, you should click the ‚ÄúApply‚ÄĚ button or ‚ÄúErase‚ÄĚ button to add or clear this scheduling information to the editing schedule scheme. Note that only after you click on the ‚ÄúApply‚ÄĚ button, the scheduling information settings will be written back into the whole editing schedule scheme. That means this edited scheduling time interval is valid only after you ‚ÄúApply‚ÄĚ the changes.
Erase Schedule in event mode
You can select to record in Event mode or Continuous mode by the Schedule mode selector as shown in the figure below. There are two types of event recording. Please refer to the following two sections for more information. Motion Detection
As shown above, you can check the windows that you would like to record while the motion detection is triggered. 101 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Digital Input
In the figure above, there are four conditions for the digital input. Check the condition that you would like to record while the condition triggers. high Checking this will trigger recording while the digital input is high. low Checking this will trigger recording while the digital input is low. rising Checking this will trigger recording while the digital input is changing from low to high. falling Checking this will trigger recordingwhile the digital input is changing from high to low. Schedule in Continuous mode
If you select Continuous mode in the schedule mode selector, it will record continuously during the schedule that is set up by the user. Secondary Schedule
Secondary schedule is the time that is outside the primary schedule. Schedule modes
There are three modes in the secondary schedule: Disable, Event mode, and Continuous mode. You can either disable the secondary schedule or choose the event or continuous mode. These two modes are the same as the primary schedule. Please refer to the previous section for more detail. 102 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) The Schedule Scheme operations
There are six related buttons. ‚ÄúLoad‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúUndo‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúClear‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSave‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSave as‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúClose‚ÄĚ for handling the schedule schemes. These operations are shown in the figure below. Load... This button allows you to load pre-edited schedules from the scheduling directory for the selected video channel. Note that you should save the schedule you are currently working on before loading a new one. Otherwise, the current changes will be lost. Clear This button will clear all changes in the current schedule of the selected video channel. Save This button is used for saving changes to the current schedule. Save As... This button is used to save the current schedule as another file name instead of the default name. Undo Click on this button to undo all changes for the current schedule since the last save. Close Click on this button to close the scheduler. 103 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program
The playback program is a very powerful, convenient, and easy way to browse the recorded video. It has one display mode (normal display mode) and two playback methods (full range and time period). There are several main functions including special features in the Playback program. These functions are depicted as follows. Features of Playback Powerful play control tool:
Fast play (from x1 to x16)
Slow play (from /1 to /16) Convenient display adjustment tool:
Zoom in (from 1:1 to 2.25:1)
Zoom out (from 1:1 to 1:2)
Full screen Flexible searching range adjustment tool:
User input (from full range to 1 second)
Zoom in (from full range to 10 seconds)
Zoom out (up to full range)
Full range System control tool:
System settings 104 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Logging In
Before you start the playback program, it is necessary for you to log in to the application software. The figure below shows the login dialog. For security concerns, only the admin account can log in to this program. To change the password of the admin account, please refer to the section titled ‚ÄúLogging In.‚ÄĚ Layout
Area Selection Indicator
Pull Bar Area
Histogram Area 105 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
When you successfully log in to the playback system, the main window will be shown on the top of the screen and the display resolution will be changed to 1024x768 automatically (see previous page). There are four main areas , i.e. display area, histogram area, control area, and status area. There are also three visualized controls , i.e. area selection indicator, frame selection indicator, and pull bar. These features provide much more convenience while searching recorded video in the IP surveillance database. Main Areas Display Area
The display area is able to show the surveillance database of each camera by time. You can change the video size through the display adjustment tool and the playback method through the play control tool. Under the normal display mode as shown in the figure below, you can just double click on the frame area to change the frame size to 1:1 or 2.25:1.
Display adjustment tool 106 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area
The histogram is an interactive control. Not only can you get the event‚Äôs location in time domain and its quantity of the motion percentage, but you can also select a group of events or a period from the event histogram area and show it on the display area. Control Area
The control area contains almost all the control selectors and toolboxes you need to browse the database. These control tools include location selector, period selector, playback method selector, jog dial, display adjustment tool, searching range adjustment tool, exporting tool, and system control tool. These tools are discussed in more detail in the section titled ‚ÄúUsing Tools.‚ÄĚ Status Area
The status area is located at the bottom of the main window. It tells you the program status information including display mode, display size, display speed, exporting file format, and exporting file name. Indicators Area Selection Indicator
In the main playback window, the display area is surrounded by a blue rectangle. This rectangle is the area selection indicator. This indicator can be set to either display area or histogram area, as long as you move your mouse cursor to the area you intend to select. When you select the display area, the display adjustment tool will appear in the control area. If you select the histogram area, the display adjustment tool will disappear and the searching range adjustment tool will be shown in the same place of the control area. 107 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Pull Bar
The pull bar is a fast, flexible control for seeking data in the selected time period. It represents the total length of time in that period. You can pull the indicator on the pull bar to the specific time-point you would like to view. The displaying video will halt and then restart, playing the video sequence from the point you selected. If the video sequence has been paused, the display area will show the point you selected without playing. Note that the pull bar will only function under the normal display mode. Settings
After the main window is shown on the screen, you must modify the settings to make it to work properly. Click on the ‚ÄúSettings‚ÄĚ button, shown below, in the system control tool, and the setting dialog will appear on the screen.
Minimize 108 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
The items in the settings windows are: Database location The most important item in the settings dialog is the database location setting. You must set it to the directory that contains the surveillance database to make the program to work properly. AVI file location This sets the directory where exported AVI files will be stored. Exported AVI files will be stored in the sub-directory (camera name) under the directory you set here. Bitmap file location This sets the directory where bitmap files will be stored when you use the snapshot to export them. Exporting bitmap files will be stored in the sub-directory (camera name) under the directory you set here. Modulation Mode: The modulation mode cannot be changed. This depends on how you recorded the video sequence in the monitor program. If you select the wrong mode, the video shown in the display area will become distorted. If you have chosen the wrong modulation mode, you may open the settings dialog again, change to the correct mode, and restart the playback program. The display will now be normal. 109 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Normal (Single Frame) Mode
While in the normal (single frame) display mode, you can change the video currently displayed by:
(1) Changing the database path in the settings dialog of ‚ÄúSystem Control‚ÄĚ tool.
(2) Changing the location selector to another location in control area.
(3) Changing the playback method selector to ‚ÄúFull Range.‚ÄĚ
(4) Changing the playback method selector to ‚ÄúTime Period.‚ÄĚ
Period Start Time Label
Period End Time Label
Under the normal display (single frame) mode, you can use all the tools provided with the playback program, except the page control. In this mode, the two labels under the pull bar show the starting and the ending time of the interval individually (as shown above). 110 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area
The histogram area in the normal display (single frame) mode only shows the events‚Äô occurred time and the percentage of motion detection with red bars. If you want to access the histogram area, you must change the area selection indicator to the histogram area. You can mark one time interval you want to see with a color-inverted region by dragging your mouse with the left button pressed (as shown above). When you release the left button, the color-inverted region will be enlarged to the whole histogram area. This color-inverted region will be the new period the program is going to display. If you change your mind and don‚Äôt want to see that period, you can cancel it by just pressing the right button of your mouse with the left button still pressed. If you click on the left button without dragging it, the action will be the same as clicking on the pull bar in the same x-axis position. That means the playback system will shift to the pointed time and show video on the displaying frame. Besides, the dark regions in the histogram area mean there is no exisiting video data in that interval. If you click on those regions, nothing will happen except a warning message will pop up. Using Tools
In this section, the method of how to use the tools in the control panel (shown in the main playback window) will be discussed. Selector Tools The figure below shows the selector tools. They are location selector, period selector for the selection of the beginning time and the ending time, playback method selector, and alert area selector. 111 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
Playback method selector
Alert area selector Location Selector
The location selector is a control that lets you select the camera you want to see (refer to the figure above). The location name is the same as the camera name (text on video) unless you have specified otherwise. Period Selector
Period selector provides you a precise way to choose the start time and the end time of a new period. The end time must be later than the start time. After you provide the correct start and end time, clicking on the ‚ÄúPlay‚ÄĚ button in the jog dial will play the new period in the display area with changing the period start and end time label. Besides, the pull bar and histogram area will change, too. If the selected period is not present in the database, the data in the period selector will change to the previous correct start and end time, and a warning message will be displayed. 112 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Playback Method Selector Full Range If you select this method, the database will be displayed from the beginning to the end of this location. Any change in the period selector will have no effect except when you change this selector to ‚ÄúTime Period.‚ÄĚ Time Period If you change the playback method to ‚ÄúTime Period‚ÄĚ, you can modify the start and end time in the period selector. When you click on the ‚ÄúPlay‚ÄĚ button in the jog dial, the period you selected will be displayed.
Since the program will record the previous start and end time in ‚ÄúTime Period‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúEvents Preview‚ÄĚ mode, whenever you want to change the period selector to see the other periods, you must change the playback method selector to the mode you want to use first. Otherwise, the period selector will revert back to the previous period set the last time you changed the playback method selector. Alert Area Selector
In the preview mode, the playback program can show the information of total events of only one alert window each time. If you want to see the events of the other two alert area windows, you must change the alert area selector to the other window numbers. In the normal display mode, the alert window that the alert area selector indicates will be highlighted with red rectangle if you checked that window in the settings dialog. The alert area selector will be changed to alert window 0 by default settings when you change the location selector to another window. Play Control
For the play control, the jog dial, shown in the figure below, is used to provide the easiest method of controlling the video sequence display. All buttons can control the displaying frame in the normal display mode. 113 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
Stop Play The supported ‚ÄúPlay‚ÄĚ button is an intelligent play user-interface. The functionality of this button can vary to fit different circumstances. In the normal display mode, clicking on the ‚ÄúPlay‚ÄĚ button can restart the displaying video sequence. Stop When you want to stop the displaying video sequence, you can click on the ‚ÄúStop‚ÄĚ button. Note that once you press the ‚ÄúStop‚ÄĚ button, the start point will be reset to the start of the present period. Pause/Resume The ‚ÄúPause‚ÄĚ button provides you a way to pause the video sequence display. When the displaying video is paused, click on the ‚ÄúPause‚ÄĚ button again to resume the video display. Forward This button is only valid when the displaying video sequence is paused. It will display the next frame in that period when you click on the ‚ÄúForward‚ÄĚ button one time. Fast Play and Slow Play The camera supports a maximum of x16 fast forward play and minimum of /16 slow forward play. This function helps you browse the surveillance database with more flexibility. If you want to change the playing speed, you just need to move the speed indicator. To increase playing speed, move the indicator in the clockwise direction. And to decrease playing speed, move it in the counterclockwise direction. The current speed that is set will be shown in the second column of status area. 114 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Display Adjustment Tool
When you move the mouse cursor to the displaying area, the display adjustment toolbox will appear. Using the display adjustment toolbox, you can change the displaying video sequence to the size you want to see in the normal display mode when you move the area selection indicator to the display area. The figure below shows the display adjustment toolbox and its own three elements, i.e. ‚ÄúZoom In‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúZoom Out‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúFull Screen.‚ÄĚ Zoom In
When you click on the ‚ÄúZoom In‚ÄĚ button one time, the image size in the display area will be magnified 12.5 percent to the original size. Due to the limitation of the display area size, the maximum zoom in ratio supported is only 2.25:1 for NTSC modulation mode and 1.875:1 for PAL modulation mode. If you want to see the image in more detail, you can use the full screen function that is supported in the same toolbox. Zoom Out
When you click on the ‚ÄúZoom Out‚ÄĚ button one time, the image size in the display area will be minified 12.5 percent to the original size. To show the location and time information completely, the minimum zoom out ratio is limited in 0.5:1. 115 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Full Screen
When you click on the ‚ÄúFull Screen‚ÄĚ button, the video sequence will be enlarged to the whole screen instantly. You can double click on any place or the ‚ÄúESC‚ÄĚ key to return back to the normal screen. When you switch to the full screen display, you can press the ‚ÄúAlt‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSpace‚ÄĚ keys together to pop the jog dial to control the displaying video sequence. Press the same keys again to close the jog dial. You can also press the ‚ÄúAlt‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúEnter‚ÄĚ keys together to switch between the normal display and full screen display at any time when the program is under the normal display mode. Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox When you move the mouse cursor to the alert histogram area, the display adjustment toolbox will change to a range adjustment toolbox. The range adjustment toolbox provides a faster way to change the range of the displayed time period. By using this toolbox, you can browse the database of one location from any 10-second interval of the entire range. The figure below shows the searching range adjustment toolbox composed of its own three elements, i.e. ‚ÄúZoom In‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúZoom Out‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúFull Range.‚ÄĚ Zoom In
Each time you click on the ‚ÄúZoom In‚ÄĚ button in the searching range adjustment toolbox, the displayed time period will be half in the center of the original time period until the period is equal to 10 seconds. You can see the new interval in more details. The scale of pull bar and alert histogram window change. The period start and end time change as well. The period selector will show the new start and end time. The display area will restart and display the new period from the newly defined start time. 116 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Zoom Out
Each time you click on the ‚ÄúZoom Out‚ÄĚ button in the searching range adjustment toolbox, the displayed time period will be double in the center of the original time period unless the start time or end time exceeds the whole database time- boundary. The scale of the pull bar and alert histogram window change. The period start and end time change as well. The period selector will show the new start and end time. And the display area will restart and display the new period from the newly defined start time. Full Range
When you click on the ‚ÄúFull Range‚ÄĚ button, you will get the same functionality as when you change the playback method selector to ‚ÄúFull Range.‚ÄĚ System Control Toolbox
The system control toolbox provides some basic operations for the playback program. The figure below shows the three elements of the system control toolbox, i.e. ‚ÄúLock Window‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSettings‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúMinimize‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúExit.‚ÄĚ Lock Window
If you are away from your computer, for security reasons, we recommend that you to close the playback program or you can just click on the ‚ÄúLock Window‚ÄĚ button to lock the main window. Once you click this button, the main window will be hidden and the login dialog will appear. To return to the main window, you need to re-enter the admin‚Äôs password again. 117 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Settings
The settings dialog will pop up when you click the ‚ÄúSettings‚ÄĚ button. For more information about setting this program, please refer to the section titled "Settings.‚ÄĚ Minimize
Click this button in order to minimize the playback program window. Exit
The playback program will be closed immediately when you click on the ‚ÄúExit‚ÄĚ button. 118 Firmware Upgrades
The DCS-5300W Internet Camera supports firmware upgrades (the software that controls the operation in the DCS-5300W). D-Link will supply the latest firmware version on the D-Link support Web site at: support.dlink.com.
To upgrade the firmware: Download the latest firmware file from D-Link. Click on the file Upgrade Wizard located on the CD enclosed with the DCS-5300W. Power on the DCS-5300W and connect it to the Ethernet port of your computer. The Wizard will ask for the IP Address of your camera and for your administrator password:
The Upgrade Wizard will attempt to find the DCS-5300W. If it cannot, an error message indicating this will appear. 119
Firmware Upgrades (continued)
If the Upgrade Wizard finds the Internet Camera the following screen asks for the file name or gives you the choice to browse for the file. The file name should end in .BIN for the DCS-5300W Internet Camera.
The firmware file is scanned by the Upgrade Wizard and the version is reported to you.
After clicking Yes the upgrade begins. The progress of the upgrade is displayed on the this screen: 120