M&P Security Solutions LLC3840 Duss AvenueBaden, PA 15005(412) 945-0280www.MPSECURITYSOLUTIONS.comDVR Quick Setup GuideFirst we would like to thank you for your DVR purchase. Most likely, as soon as you get your DVR in,you will want to get the core functionalities of the DVR up and running as quickly as possible. Thishandbook will help you do just that. Also, please note that there are also many other guides andtutorials that are not on this printed handbook. All of these guides for this DVR can be found on theCD included with your DVR.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Installers Handbook Contents:1. Initial Setup of the DVR - 22. Internet Guide - 203. Motion Detection Recording - 314. Playback - 365. Backup - 476. Hard Drive Install - 517. Cell Phone Setup - 56
Initial Setup of the DVRPreface:Whenever you receive your DVR and turn it on for the first time, you may wondering “What do I donext?”. This initial setup guide will help you perform the most basic setup procedures to get you upand running quickly.Default Username: 888888Default Password: 888888Table of Contents:1. Deciding on a Monitor2. Adjusting the Resolution for Best Picture3. Changing Color Settings4. Setting the Date/Time5. Naming Your Camera Channels6. Recording Resolution7. Turning Recording On and OffDeciding on a MonitorThere are many monitor options available but which one is best for you? If you have one of the DVRswith an HDMI connection you will be able to use its HDMI connection to get the best picture availableas long as your monitor has an HDMI connection. HDMI provides HD picture quality and is thecurrently leading connection for high quality video. If you have a monitor or DVR that doesn't havean HDMI connection, don't fear, VGA is here to rescue you. VGA is a very good and commonconnection for monitors and HDTV's, it provides a decent picture and video quality. Generally a VGAconnection is blue in color and is a 15-pin connection, this would be the best choice to use if anHDMI port isn't available on your monitor. The next connection you will find is called a BNCconnection. This connection should only be used if no other connections are present as its videoquality isn't as good when compared to HDMI or VGA.
Adjusting the Resolution for Best PictureAdjusting the resolution is necessary in almost all cases because it provides you with the best pictureresolution your monitor is able to support. This next tutorial explains step by step how to changeyour resolution on your DVR.Step 1: After powering on your DVR you will be presented with the main screen, go ahead and rightclick to bring up the on screen menu. After bringing up the on screen menu left click the "Main Menu"option at the bottom. After inserting your username and password click "OK" to open up the mainmenu window.Step 2: In the main menu window click the "Setting" option to bring up the settings window.
Step 3: After entering the settings window, left click on the "Display" option to bring up the displaywindow.Step 4: Once you are in the display window you will see a number of options you can change, fornow we only want to adjust the resolution to correspond with your monitor, therefore the"Resolution" option is the only one we will change at this time. To get the best picture quality, youwill need to set your resolution to its highest available value that works with your monitor. Select thisby left clicking the down arrow to the right of Resolution.
Step 5: After selecting the dropdown arrow you will see a list of resolutions. This resolution shouldbe the same as what your monitor supports. For example, if you have a 1080p monitor you wouldselect the top option 1920x1080, this would give you the highest available picture quality to viewyour cameras. If you have a 720p monitor the 3rd option down (1280x720) would be the highestresolution your monitor will most likely support. After you select a resolution by left clicking on it, goahead and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen, this will save your current selectedresolution and reboot your DVR.*Note: If after turning on or rebooting the DVR, there is no picture on your monitor, you may haveselected a resolution your monitor doesn't support. In this instance you will need to disconnect yourcurrent connection (HDMI, VGA) temporarily and use the BNC connection to connect the DVR to themonitor. This should allow you to view the main screen and allow you to access the display pageagain to change your resolution to something lower that your monitor will support. Once theresolution is lowered you should be able to reconnect your existing connection and go from there.*Congratulations! You just set your DVR to the best resolution your monitor will support. Enjoy yournew clarity of picture!
Changing Color SettingsThe default color setting after powering on your DVR sometimes isn't preferable to some people,though, it is optional to change this setting. We will guide you through what we recommend the colorsettings be set to for the most vibrant picture.Step1: First bring up the channel that you want to edit by making it full screen. You can do this bydouble clicking on that camera view. Next, right click to bring up the on screen menu, the "ColorSetting" option should be located near the middle, go ahead and left click on "Color Setting" to bringup the color setting window.Step 2: After opening up the Color Setting window you will be presented with many color settingoptions to change, for now we will only set a few to make our picture more vibrant. First we need totake the brightness down a couple levels. We do this by left clicking and holding the button down onthe slider bar located to the right of "Brightness", you can then move the mouse left or right to adjustthe bar accordingly. We prefer the brightness to be set at or around 47.
Step 3: Next we need to adjust the Saturation of the video. To do this select the slider bar to theright of "Saturation" and move it all the way to the right, setting the value to 100. Then click the"OK" button to save your selected color settings.*Note: If you change your color settings and aren't happy with the changes you can always click the"Default" button on the color settings window to revert your changes to their default values or feelfree to adjust your color settings as necessary*Setting the Date/TimeThis will be the first step and quite an important step at that. You will want to make sure you havethe most precise time inputted into your DVR because this can be a critical value in case you need toturn your recordings into law enforcement.Step 1: After powering on your DVR you will start at the main screen. With your mouse, right click toopen the on screen menu then select "Main Menu" by left clicking it. As you can see in ourscreenshot below its located directly at the bottom of the on screen menu
Step 2: Select "Setting" in the upper right corner of the main menu screen.Step 3: After selecting the settings option you will be in the "Settings" window. To set the date andtime select the "General" Icon in the upper left corner of the Settings window.
Step 4: Clicking general will bring you into the window allowing you to set multiple options on yourDVR. For now were going to change the date and time only. At the top of the window, the "SystemTime" field should be set to your current date and time. Do this by clicking the 2 digit month, day,and year and setting them accordingly. After setting the date and time select "Save" located to theright of the MM/DD/Year.Note: The most common Date Format is MM/DD/YYYY along with the Time Format is 12-Hour and isrecommended but feel free to choose whichever you wish.Step 5: After clicking "Save" next to the Date and time you just set, select "Save" at the bottomright of the window, this will bring you back to the "General" menu. To exit this menu right click withyour mouse twice and it will take you back to the initial screen after first turning on your DVR.Congratulations, you have now set the time and date on your new DVR!
Naming Your Camera ChannelsNaming each channel (camera) is important because they are easier to identify and also allows youto correspond the name of the channel with the location of the actual camera if needed (Bedroom 1,Office 2, etc). This can be very helpful especially if you have multiple channels to view.Step 1: While on the main screen of the DVR, right click to bring up the on screen menu, select"Main Menu" at the bottom as you just did on the "Setting the Date/Time" tutorial. After selectingMain Menu you will be presented with the Main Menu window. Once again select the "Setting" icon inthe upper right corner.Step 2: After selecting the Setting option, you will see the "Settings" screen. To access the windowto change the name of each camera channel left click on the "Display" icon.
Step 3: After selecting the display icon the "Display" window will appear. In this window it allowsyou to change many of the GUI and visual options for the DVR. For now we need to change thename of each camera channel to identify it, to do this left click on "Modify" next to Channel Name.Step 4: After clicking modify, a smaller window will pop up called "Channel Name". On this windowyou will see CAM 1, CAM 2, CAM 3, etc. These are listed in 2 columns with a corresponding area tothe right of each that allows you to type in a custom name for each camera channel. To change thename, left click in the area to the right of a "CAM" channel. You will then see a dropdown boxallowing you to type in a custom name by selecting each individual letter, number, or symbol. (In ourscreenshot below we have selected CAM 3 to rename.)
(As you can see below we have renamed our CAM 3 channel to Office 1.)Step 5: After renaming your CAM channels to your specific needs simply click the "Save" button inthe lower right corner. You will then be taken back to the Display window, once again select the"Save" button in the lower right, the display window will then close. After saving you may right clicktwice to exit the on screen menu. Congratulations! You have just created custom names for eachspecific camera channel on your new DVR!
Recording ResolutionThis next tutorial will explain how to change your DVR's recording resolution. This is important toknow because the quality of the video can be an important factor in many surveillance situations.Step 1: Once your DVR is powered on and at the initial screen, like in previous tutorials, right click toopen the on screen menu. Then with the mouse left click on "Main Menu" located at the bottom ofthe on screen menu.Step 2: After clicking the Main Menu, you will be presented with the Username and Passwordscreen. Please insert these accordingly then click "OK". After clicking OK you should see the MainMenu options. Proceed into the settings screen by left clicking on the "Settings" option.
Step 3: After entering the "settings" screen you will be presented with ten options. For now we needto only change the recording resolution. To proceed with this, left click on the "ENCODE" icon toenter the Encode page.Step 4: Now that we are in the Encode window we are shown a number of options we can change.Our first step on this window is to set the DVR to change all of the recording resolutions for everychannel. To do this select the down arrow next to the "Channel" option and left click on "ALL" locatedat the bottom of the dropdown window. (This field's default value is 1)
Step 5: Next we need to change the resolution of the actual video. *Keep in mind we recommendalways recording in D1 (704x480) resolution, we recommend this because the quality of the video isquite better vs. CIF resolution (352x240)* To proceed with changing the recording resolution selectthe down arrow next to the "Resolution" option. You will see a couple different options to selectfrom, for now we need to select D1 by left clicking on it. This will automatically change the framerate to whatever the maximum allowable FPS (Frames Per Second) is for your DVR. (Econo - 7FPS,PROLINE 4 & 8 Channel - 15fps, PROLINE 16 - 7fps, FULLD1 & FULLD1-PRO - 30fps) All DVR's willallow up to 30 FPS per channel at CIF resolution, but as said before, we recommend recording allchannels at D1 resolution even if it means a lower frame rate.
Step 6: Your almost done! Next we need to set the bit rate to its highest value to ensure a smoothand high quality video with low compression. To do this left click the arrow next to the "BitRate(Kb/S)" option, this will present you with another dropdown box. The next to last option on thisdropdown window should be "1024" please select this now by left clicking on it. If you have theFULLD1-Pro, you will select "2048".
Step 7: After setting the Channels, Resolution, and Bit Rate select "Save" in the lower right corner tosave your changes. Congratulations! You now know how to change the recording resolution of yournew DVR!Turning Recording On and OffThere may be a time where you do not want to record video on all channels or you may always wantto have your DVR recording, whichever preference you decide on its always good to know how toturn the recording on and off on your DVR. If, for example, you have an 8 channel DVR but onlyhave four cameras hooked up to it, it would be to your advantage to stop recording the unusedchannels to save on hard drive space.Step 1: First we need to access the on screen menu like we did in previous tutorials, to do this rightclick to open the on screen menu window. Next we need to select the "Record" option on the onscreen menu, do this by left clicking it.Step 2: After selecting the Record option, the Record window will be displayed presenting you withmultiple filled and unfilled circles. To set a channel to record we need to select the correspondingcircle to the right of "Manual". If you want all of your camera channels to record you can simplyselect the circle under "All" and to the right of "Manual".
Step 3: If you prefer to have certain camera channels recording and others not, then this step isnecessary, if you followed step 2 and prefer all your channels to record please skip this step as it isn'tneeded. Moving on, while in your Record window you can individually select a camera channel toNOT record, to do this left click in the blank circle to the right of "Stop" and directly under yourcorresponding channel number. As you can see in our example below we have set camera channels 1& 6 to NOT record.Step 4: After selecting your channels to record or not to record the only thing left to do is click the"OK" button on the record window. This saves your options you have selected. Congratulations! Youcan now set all your channels to record or stop recording and also individually select camera channelsto record or not record.
Getting the DVR Setup for Internet ViewingPreface:Getting your DVR setup for the internet is one of the best features that these DVR’s have. This guideshould help most users get their DVR setup for the internet but please note that there are severaldifferent types of ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) and Network Configurations. While this guide willhelp most, there may be some users that may have to contact their ISP to figure out how to docertain tasks within this guide. We will let you know during this tutorial on when you may need tocontact your ISP to get certain information.What you will need:DVR, A Router, Network Cable AKA CAT5 Cable AKA Ethernet Cable (most of the DVR’s come withthis but you may find the need to get a longer one and that is okay), High Speed Internet (Dial Up isnot ideal and may not work depending on the speed). Internet Explorer is the browser were using forthis tutorial. Terms you will learn if you don’t know them already (don’t worry, we will teach them aswe go):IP Address: An IP address is a unique number that a computer has or other type device (such asyour DVR) that helps identify itself within a network. There are 2 types of IP Addresses: LAN IP’s andWAN IP’sWAN IP: Wide Area Network IP. Otherwise known as your public IP. This is the IP that most peopleare familiar with. This IP address identifies your local network to the internet. Think of it like a streetaddress for your home which helps identify your location to the world. Since you are using a router toconnect all your devices to the internet, your router will have one WAN IP address that identifies yourentire network to the internet.LAN IP: Local Area Network IP. LAN IP’s are individual IP’s assigned to each device within your LocalNetwork. Each device that is connected to your router, whether it be your computer or DVR will haveits own individual LAN IP. Remember when we said a WAN IP is like a street address for your home?Well, LAN IP’s are like the individual people living in the home.Static or Dynamic IP: Your WAN IP will be either one of these 2 types. A static IP is one thatpermanently stays the same. A dynamic IP is constantly changing. Port Forwarding: This is aconfiguration that is done within your router to allow your DVR to be seen from remote locations overthe internet.
Preparation:Please ensure that you have your router setup properly and that you can access the internet with itfrom a regular computer. Most internet users typically do use a router so more than likely you areprobably already setup but if you do not have a router then you will need to get one. You will alsoneed to make sure that you have access to your routers administration page. Chances are, you mayhave not accessed this in a while but you will need to access this now to do some slightconfigurations. Also, go ahead and run the Network cable from the network port on the back of theDVR to an open port on your router.Step 1: Have your router assign your DVR a LAN IP.You can do this by simply going into the DVR’s Main Menu Setting Network. Once you get there,you will need to highlight the box that is labeled “DHCP”. Once you highlight the box you will noticethat the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway fields will become blank, after that happens, be sureto click Save. Once you click save, it should automatically exit the network menu, If not, go aheadand manually exit the menu.Next you will need to go back into the network menu. Once you get back into the menu, you willnotice that the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields are automatically filled in with numbersnow. These are the numbers that the DVR obtained from your router. If you do not see any numbersfilled in the fields, then please restart your DVR and go back into the network menu and you shouldthen see the fields filled in with numbers. The IP address that you see in the Network menu is yourDVR’s LAN IP, be sure to write this down as you will need this info later. In the following example,
our LAN IP is 10.0.0.10, please note that yours will more than likely be different but for our example,our router assigned our DVR the LAN IP of 10.0.0.10.IMPORTANT: Once you see that all of the information is filled in be sure to uncheck the DHCP boxand click save. Doing this will make the DVR keep the same IP address permanently. If you leave thebox checked, the DVR will get a new IP address every time the DVR restarts or shuts down and youdo not want that to happen.***Attention 64-bit users only***If you are using a 64-bit (x64) Operating System you will need to run Internet Explorer as anadministrator.To do so, find the icon to Internet Explorer (usually located on the desktop) or click on the StartMenu and in the Search field type "Internet Explorer". Once the search is finished you will probablysee multiple options (Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer (64-bit), Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).You will need to right click on the normal "Internet Explorer" icon (Not the 64-bit or 'NO add-ons'option) and select "Run as administrator". Now you can continue with the steps below.
Step 2: Verify that you can log in to the DVR from a computer within your local network.In order to do this, you will need to use a computer that is connected to the same router as yourDVR is. Use Internet Explorer if that is your primary browser. First we must configure InternetExplorers Active X settings in order to operate the remote software. To do this open InternetExplorer Tools Internet Options Security. Then Click on the Custom Level Button. Now you willneed to scroll down to where the active X controls are. You will need to find the 3 following Active Xconfigurations: 1) Download Signed Active X controls 2) Download unsigned ActiveX controls 3)Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting. You will need to select the“Prompt” box for all 3 of these configurations:
Next we need to set the Internet Explorer browser to compatibility mode, to do this simple click the"Tools" option on the menu bar at the top then about halfway down the window you will see"Compatibility View". Click that to allow Internet Explorer to view your DVR page.
Now that we have internet explorer configured correctly, it is time to login to the DVR. Do this bysimply typing in your DVR’s Local IP address. This is the address that we told you to write downearlier. In our example, our Local IP is 10.0.0.10. Please note that if you get any prompts to installactive x or any add-ons, please click yes to all of the messages. It may take a while to popup but thisis what your login screen will look likeImportant: Please note that whenever you login you will need to use a username that is able toaccess the DVR remotely. The default username and password 888888 will not be able tologin to the DVR remotely. Even if you have changed the username and password for this accountto something else, you still will not be able to use that account to login over the network. That useraccount is made primarily to be used directly at the DVR, not over the network. However, you canuse the other user accounts, for example, if you have not changed any of the default usernames andpasswords, you can use admin as your username and password to login to the DVR. Whichever useraccount you choose to control over the network, you will want to go into your DVR and allow fullaccess as an administrator so that you can access all of the remote software’s configurations. Inorder to gain access to all of your user accounts, please go to your DVR and access the main menu.From there you go to Advanced Account. From there you can edit the various user accountspermissions and/or add other user accounts.After you successfully login, this is what the remote software will look like (please note that it maytake a while to load) (Also, whenever the screen comes up, be sure to click the open all button at thebottom left to see your cameras):
Step 3: Get your DVR and Router Configured so you can see your DVR from a remotelocation outside of your local network.You are halfway finished. Now you will have to configure your router to allow you to login to yourDVR from a remote location outside of your network. Simply typing in your DVR’s LAN IP from aremote location will not work. This is where your Networks WAN IP will come into play and you willalso need to know if your WAN IP is a Dynamic IP or a Static IP.Figure out your WAN IP:You can do this by going to the website www.ipchicken.com. Once you get to IP chicken it will showyou your WAN IP. Write this number down. In our case our networks WAN IP is 188.8.131.52Figure out if your WAN IP is Static or Dynamic:The difference between a static IP and a Dynamic IP is a static IP stays the same permanently. ADynamic IP changes constantly. For example, our network has a Dynamic IP, so our WAN IP of184.108.40.206 will be totally different here in an hour or so. If you do not know what kind of WANIP that you have, you will need to contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask them. A staticIP requires less configuration to get this process setup than a Dynamic IP. You can still have aDynamic IP, but you will need to take an extra step to configure your router to make it work. We willget to that later though.
Configure your Router for Port Forwarding:This process allows your router to be seen over the internet so you can see your DVR remotelyoutside of your network. All routers are different but in our example, we used a Netgear router. Ifyou do not know how to access your routers Port Forwarding section, please consult your routersmanual or customer support to guide you to the port forwarding section. This is the part where youwill need to access your routers admin page.There are 2 ports that you will need to forward in order for this DVR to work correctly. You do this byadding a custom service to the Port Forwarding Section. You will need to forward ports 80 and 37777to your DVR’s Local IP. Let's take port 80 for example. The service name is not important but let’sjust go ahead and name it DVR1. For the service type you will need to select TCP/UDP. For thestarting port, input 80. And for the ending port, input 80. In the Server IP address field, you will typein your DVR’s LAN IP. Click “Apply”:
So once you get all of your custom port forwarding services completed. You will have a total of 2services listed:Ensure that ports 37777 and 80 are open:We will now need to make sure that ports 37777 and 80 are open and accessible and that they arenot being blocked by your ISP. In order to do this, you will need to make sure that you are on acomputer within the same local network as your DVR. Next you will need to visit the websitewww.canyouseeme.org. Once you get there, you will notice that your WAN IP is listed and there is abox where you can input the port number that you want to check. First you will want to check port80. Enter port 80 in the box and click check. If your port is open, you will see a green “success”notification at the bottom. Do the same thing for port 37777:
If you received an error that your port was not open or that your service could not be seen, then it islikely that your ISP is blocking those ports. In this case you will need to contact your ISP to ask themto unblock those specified ports so that you can use this DVR over the internet. Or you can ask themwhich ports are open that you can use, if they tell you that you need different port numbers, thenplease note that you will need to re-configure your router and DVR with those according numbers.The best option though would be to have them unblock those ports because this would require lessconfiguration and hassle.Verify that you can login to the DVR from a remote computer that is outside of yournetwork.Now you have everything configured correctly. It is time to see if you can login to the DVR from aremote computer. Remember how we initially logged in to the DVR from the local network by typingin the DVR’s LAN IP into the browser bar? Well this time you will instead type your WAN IP into thebrowser bar. Please note that in order to properly do this, you will need to login from a remotecomputer outside of your local network. This means that you may have to leave your house or call afriend to attempt it for you. Whichever remote computer you decide to use to login to your DVR with,DO NOT FORGET TO USE INTERNET EXPLORER AND DO NOT FORGET TO CONFIGUREYOUR ACTIVEX SETTINGS FOR THAT COMPUTER AS DESCRIBED IN STEP 2 OF THISTUTORIAL. Also, if you try to visit your WAN IP from within your local network, do not be surprisedif that does not work. Some ISP’s do not allow what is called a “loop through”. Please ensure thatyou try this from outside of your local network.Also, if you have a dynamic IP, you may want to verify with IPchicken.com that your WAN IP has notchanged. If it has, then you will need to use your new WAN IP and type that into the browser barfrom the remote location.Now for our example, all we do is type in our WAN IP of 220.127.116.11 (yours will be different)from a remote location and it brings us to our login screen:
Please note that if you have other devices that you are using that require port forwarding, then youwill need to type in your WAN IP followed by a Colon and then 80. For example, ours would be18.104.22.168:80Simply type in your username and password and you are done! Congratulations!!For Dynamic IP users:Since your WAN IP will be changing all the time, there is obviously no way of knowing what your everchanging WAN IP is when you are away from the DVR’s location. To combat this problem, there is awebsite called www.dyndns.com that allows you to have a permanent WAN IP “in essence”. Thisservice is completely free. You will need to configure your router to the dyndns service. Please visitthe dyndns website to obtain the service. Since all routers are different, there is no way we can givea general tutorial on how to connect your router to dyndns, so please contact dyndns customersupport or your routers customer support if you do not know how to do this. Dyndns also has manygreat tutorials on how to achieve this process.TroubleShooting:I followed all the steps to a “T” but I still cannot connect to the DVR from a remotelocation.More than likely, the problem lies within your ISP’s network configuration. Some networks do notallow you to access devices such as DVR’s from outside the network. For example, some Hughes Netusers will not be able to access their DVR remotely unless they upgrade to their special Static IPservice. Some other ISP’s have similar settings. If you feel you have followed all of the instructions inthis tutorial and you still cannot access the DVR, the best thing to do would be to contact your ISPand let them know what you are trying to do. They will more than likely let you know the reason whyyou are not able to connect to the DVR and they should give you some options on how to configureyour network in able to access the DVR remotely. Please note dep
DVR Quick Setup Guide First we would like to thank you for your DVR purchase. Most likely, as soon as you get your DVR in, you will want to get the core functionalities of the DVR up and running as quickly as possible. This handbook will help you do just that. Also, please note that there are also many other guides and