Network Camera and
Information on Configuring network cameras to connect to an NVR system.
In order for one or more IP cameras to be configured for use with a NVR system, each network camera needs to be configured to use a unique network address.
Typically, the IP address ranges used are 192.168.1.101 through to 192.168.1.199 (Giving you a total of 99 Cameras that can be connected to a single NVR).
The IP Address of 192.168.1.101 would be allocated to the first camera.
The IP Address of 192.168.1.102 would be allocated to the second camera.
This IP address would be continued for the 3rd, 4th, and consecutive cameras that are to be configured.
Once the cameras IP addresses have been configured, you will need to manually connect to each individual camera using a web browser, and configure the Primary stream information.
The primary stream settings determine the type of information that is available for the NVR system to record the video footage, and includes the video compression method, frame rate, and video resolution.
Finally, once the cameras stream information has been configured, you will need to add each camera to the NVR system, so as it knows what camera IP addresses to connect to for obtaining the video streams. Configuring he Network Cameras IP Address
The first step in configuring the network cameras for use with the NVR system is to configure each camera to have its own unique IP address on the local area network.
The step is required as each camera from the factory is configured to use the same IP address, making an NVR connection impossible.
To configure one or more network Cameras IP address information, 1)
Open the IP Installer Camera Locator Application. 2)
Click on the Search Button located at the top right hand side of the screen. 3)
The Software will attempt to search for all the IP Cameras located on the Network. 4)
Right Click on the camera you wish to configure the IP address for, and select the “Setup Product IP” sub menu option. 5)
The following screen will now be displayed. 5)
Set the Admin Password to root. 6)
Ensure that the Network Checkbox has been checked. 7)
Ensure that the Static option has been selected. 8)
Set the IP Address t 192.168.1.xxx where xxx is a number between 101 and 199. 9)
Set the Netmask to 255.255.255.0. 10)
Set the Default gateway to 192.168.1.1. (This is the Default IP Address for the NVR System) 11)
Set the DNS1 setting to 192.168.1.1. (This is the Default IP Address for the NVR System) 12)
Set the DNS2 setting to 192.168.1.1. (This is the Default IP Address for the NVR System) 13)
Click on the SET button to configure the selected Network Cameras IP Address Configuring the Network Cameras Video Stream Information
The next step in configuring the network cameras to connect to the NVR system is to configure the network Camera stream information.
In order for the NVR system to record the video stream, the video stream needs to be configured to the following settings, 1)
Visit the IP address of the Network Camera using Internet Explorer 6, (Or use Mozilla / Firefox with the User Agent Plugin, set to Internet Explorer 6). E.g. if the cameras IP address has been configured to 192.168.1.101, visit http://192.168.1.101 2)
The Network Cameras web interface screen should be displayed. 3)
Click on the Admin link located at the top right hand side of the screen. 4)
You will be prompted for a username and password. The default username is root
, and the default password is root
The Network Camera Administration Window will now be displayed. 6)
Click on the Device Configuration Link located on the left hand side of the screen. 7)
The Device Configuration Screen will now be displayed. 8)
Click on the Camera and Motion Link, located in the Device Configuration Page. 9)
The Camera Motion and Configuration Screen will now be displayed. 9)
Set the Primary Stream - Frame Rate to 25fps 10)
Set the Primary Stream - Image Size to 1280x720 (Or as close to this setting as possible) 11)
Set the Primary Stream - Encoding Standard to H.264 12)
Click on the Apply button to save the changes made to the Primary Stream. 13)
Continue Steps 1 through to 13 for each camera that requires configuration. Adding a Network Camera to the NVR System
The final step in configuring a Network Camera to be used with an NVR system requires adding the Network camera to the NVRs configuration. This will provide the NVR system with the information required to connect to the Network Camera, and obtain the video stream from the camera.
To add a Network Camera to the NVR,
1) Click on the SETUP button, located on the bottom left of the NVR screen.
2) Click on the Camera Tab.
3) In the Local Device List, Select MicroDigital.
4) The NVR will attempt to automatically detect the Network Cameras connected to the Network.
5) Once this has been completed, click on a free Camera Slot on the Left Hand Side of the Screen to highlight the free camera slot.
6) Click on one of the Network Cameras detected on the right hand side of the screen.
7) Click on the Assign Button.
8) The Add Device Window will be displayed.
9) Most of the Camera settings will be automatically configured for you.
10) It is recommended that you change the Camera Name to something more meaningful, such as “Main Entry Camera”, or “Hallway Camera”
11) The Port Number should be Port 80
12) The User Name should be set to root.
13) The Password should be set to root.
14) The Camera setting should be set to Camera1.
15) Finally, click on the OK button to Add this network camera to the NVR system.
16) Continue with steps 5) through to 15) to add any remaining Network Cameras to the NVR System.
Checking Network Camera Recording on the NVR System
Once all the Network cameras have been configured, and are visible on the NVR system, you will need to ensure that the NVR system is recording the video streams from the Network cameras.
To do this,
1) On the NVR screen, click on the camera that you wish to view recorded video footage for.
2) Click on the Playback Button, located at the bottom of the screen.
3) A new window will appear, allowing you to select the video footage date and time you wish to playback.
4) Click on the required Date and Time for the video footage you wish to display. 5) Click on the Play button located at the bottom right hand side of the window.
6) The Video Playback screen will now be displayed, allowing you to view the recorded video footage.
If there is a problem with the video playback, (i.e. the video footage is white), then there is a Network Camera Stream Configuration Problem.
NVR Information used under license from MonPro TechVantage - Security Industry Supplies Sydney Australia