Before You Begin FCC Veriﬁ cation: NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are de- signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residen- tial installation.
Contents Before You Begin Contents Package Contents DVR Layout Front Panel Rear Panel Remote Control Layout Connections & Installation Connecting Cameras and Power Adapter Connecting the DVR to a TV Monitor Turning the DVR On/Off and Auto Recovery Image Display Single Camera View Multi Camera View Installing or Changing a Hard Drive...
Package Contents DVR4-1000™ Unit Remote Control Operating Instructions Easy Setup Guide Power Adapter with Cable Software CD BNC to RCA Video Cable Operating Instructions Security Stickers If you are missing any of the components above, contact Swann Communications for assistance.
DVR Layout Front Panel 1. USB Connection Download backup footage to Flash Drive (not included) 2. Up Arrow Move cursor up in menus or Camera 1 fullscreen view 3. Down Arrow Move cursor down in menus or Camera 2 fullscreen view 4.
Remote Control Layout Using the Remote Control for the First Time The remote control contains a battery that must be activated before use. Find and remove the clear plastic tab at the bottom of the remote. The remote will now be ready for use. 1-4.
Connecting Cameras and Power Adapter Cameras and accessories optional 1. Connect the Power and BNC ends of the Security Camera to an Extension Cable. 2. Connect the BNC end of the Extension Cable to the back of the DVR. 3. Connect the power end of the Extension Cable to the Power Splitters. 4.
To turn on your DVR connect the Power Adapter to the DC 12V input on the back of the unit. To turn the DVR off unplug the DVR from the wall outlet or power point. If the DVR will not be in use for extended periods of time Swann recommends unplugging the unit. Auto-Recovery Feature The DVR4-1000™...
Image Display Single Camera View Multi Camera View Multi Camera View with 4 Cameras 1. Current Camera Channel 2. Motion Detection Icon 3. Recording Icon 4. Main Display 5. Current Date & Time 6. Mute Audio MUTE 7. No Camera Signal Icon Multi Camera View with No Cameras...
Installing or Changing a Hard Drive IMPORTANT NOTE: The following instructions are for installing or changing the hard drive. If your DVR4-1000™ already has a hard drive pre-installed disregard these steps. Installing / Changing a Hard Drive in the DVR4-1000™ 1.
Starting the DVR With a New Hard Drive When starting the DVR4-1000™ for the ﬁ rst time or starting the DVR after changing to a new hard drive, the DVR will conﬁ gure the hard drive for use. Fol- low the on screen prompts to conﬁ gure the hard drive. 1.
Menu Operation Accessing and Navigating the Menu System The main Setup Menu can be accessed by pressing the Menu Button To navigate the menus press the directional arrow keys To select the highlighted option press To return to the previous menu press Note: The menu cannot be accessed while in playback or backup mode.
Record Menu Record Speed: Set the recording frame rate per camera. Note: higher frame rates provide smoother recordings but use more hard drive space. Record Quality: Set the image quality of the recordings from Normal, High or Highest. Note: higher image quality settings use more hard drive space. Event Rec Duration: When Motion Detection is active, Event Rec Duration is the length of time in seconds the DVR will record after motion stops, from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 seconds.
Motion Detection Menu Channel: Select which camera attributes to change from camera 1-4. Sensitivity: Set the amount of movement necessary before motion detection triggers recording. Set from 1 (most sensitive) to 4 (least sensitive), default Off. Note: this feature must be set from 1-4 to enable motion recording. Alarm Duration: Set the length of time the alarm will sound when motion is detected.
Screen Menu Border: Applies a border between the cameras in multi camera view. Video Adjustment: Adjust the display to ﬁ t on your TV monitor. Auto Switching: When active, in live view mode, the DVR will automatically switch between camera channels in full screen mode. Set the delay from 1-10 seconds between changes or Off.
Time Search Start time: This is the date and time of the oldest recording on the DVR. Stop time: This is the date and time of the ﬁ nal recording on the DVR. Enter a time between the Start and End time and press the Play button to view a recording.
Backup Footage The DVR4-1000™ has a backup feature via the USB port on the front of the DVR. The DVR accepts ﬂ ash drives or thumbdrives up to 2GB in size. Follow the steps below to backup footage: 1. Insert a USB ﬂ ash drive / thumbdrive (not included) to the USB port. 2.
Viewing Backup Footage on a PC Using the VVFPlayer software View backed up footage from the DVR4-1000™ with the included VVFPlayer software located on the CD. 1. Copy the VVFPlayer software from the CD to your computer. 2. Double click to open the VVFPlayer software. 3.
Viewing Backup Footage on a PC (cont) Extract footage from a larger video clip When dealing with larger backup ﬁ les it may be necessary to extract smaller clips. The following describes how to extract footage and export to a new .VVF ﬁ le. 1.
Solution: Analog wireless cameras suffer from interference. The DVR interprets the change of image as motion and records. Swann recommends the use of wired cameras or digital wireless cameras such as the ADW-300 for DVR recording.