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Q-See QT426 User Manual

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QT4 Series
User Manual

Summary of Contents

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    QT4 Series H.264 NETWORK DVR User Manual MODEL QT454 QT428 QT426 QT446...

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    Please see the back of this manual for exclusions. © 2010, 2011 Q-See. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. This manual and software and hardware described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    6.2 Manual Alarm 6.3 Disk Management 6.4 Upgrade 6.5 Logoff 6.6 Shut Down 7. HARD DISK DRIVE 7.1 Installation/Removal 7.2 Calculating the Recording Capacity of a Hard disk Drive APPENDIX A.1 Troubleshooting A.2 Specifications Q-SEE PRODUCT WARRANTY Questions or Comments? Contact Us...

  • Page 4: For Your Safety

    FOR YOUR SAFETY To prevent damage to your Q-See product or injury to yourself or to others, read and understand the following safety precautions in their entirety before installing or using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.

  • Page 5: Introduction, Main Features

    Administrator can limit user access to specific cameras Administrator can disconnect online users NOTE! Depending on your point of purchase, your DVR will have the hard disk drive already installed. If your drive was packaged separately or if you wish to upgrade to up to a 2TB drive, please see Chapter 7 at the back of...

  • Page 6: Basic Functions, Power On/off, Power On, Power Off, The Control Bar

    PICTURE 3-1 If the DVR displays the live image or doesn’t display the menu on start up, the menu can be brought up by pressing the ESC button on the DVR or the MENU button on the remote control.

  • Page 7: Live Viewing And Recording, Live Playback

    Select this tool and then select a screen to bring it to full screen mode. Color: Adjust the brightness, hue, saturation and contrast for any channel. Please note that this will only effect the playback for this channel on the DVR itself. It will not change the recording.

  • Page 8: Main Menu Setup, Basic Configuration, Login, Main Menu, Setup

    Before configuring the system, a user account needs to be created and a user must be logged in. The DVR can be configured to allow multiple users, each with their own level of access and authority. If not logged in, only the multi-screen display can be changed.

  • Page 9: Live Configuration

    Main Monitor Tab Select the configuration of your display. Split Mode allows you to choose from single view, 2x2, 2x3, 3x3 and 4x4 (QT426 only) PICTURE 4-7 views on a screen at one time. You can also select which channels will be displayed.

  • Page 10: Record Configuration

    Spot Tab This allows select feeds to be viewed on a separate monitor that is connected to the DVR but may be in another room, for example. There will be no menu access on this auxiliary display. Only one channel can be displayed at a time on this monitor.

  • Page 11: Schedule Configuration

    PICTURE 4-19 Recycle Record Tab By selecting the box, you allow the DVR to record over old events when the hard drive is full. Otherwise, the DVR will stop recording when there is no more space available. 4.4 SCHEDULE CONFIGURATION Configure your camera to record at specific times based on time of day, motion detection or other sensor input.

  • Page 12: Alarm Configuration, Sensor, Motion, Video Loss

    There are five submenus; Sensor, Motion, Video Loss, Other, and Alarm Out. SENSOR In this window you can setup optional external sensors to cause the DVR to begin recording. There are three tabs in this window: Basic, Alarm Handling and Schedule.

  • Page 13: Other Alarm, Alarm Out

    PTZ events can be scheduled as in the Sensor menu above. OTHER ALARM In this menu you can set the DVR to alert you to a full Hard Drive, IP Conflict on the network or a Disconnection. You can set the response as well as at what threshold of remaining disk space you wish to be alerted.

  • Page 14: Network Configuration

    Remote Monitoring Guide which is on the disk that came with your system or which can be downloaded from our website at The four tabs in this window are Network, Sub-Stream, Email and Other Settings. If you will only be monitoring the DVR from another computer on your network, you will only need to use the first three tabs.

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    Email Tab This tab allows you to set how your DVR will send out e-mail alerts. You will be able to send e-mail alerts to three addresses. NOTE! Depending upon your settings, the system can generate a lot of e-mail alerts.

  • Page 16: User Management, Pan-tilt-zoom (ptz) Configuration, Advanced

    You can set up accounts for each individual user and grant them control of select parts of the surveillance system. An administrator account is already created on the DVR. Additional accounts can be created for users but only one administrator account is allowed.

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    And, selecting Setting will bring up the camera view along with a control panel to program the camera’s motion. The dome’s rotation can be controlled vertically, horizontally and diagonally along with its speed. The lens zoom, focus and iris (light level) can be set as well. Select the number for this program and click the Save button to save the settings.

  • Page 18: Time Search, Event Search, File Management, Image, Backup

    The Allow List is used to permit access by users from select IP address segments. EXAMPLE: You wish to block access to the DVR from computer users within the IP address segment ranging from to Select the Block button and then enter the first segment in the IP From field and the last address within the segment in the To field.

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    UNLOCK – This will remove the file protection and the event recording can be deleted or overwritten normally DELETE – If the event is not Locked, this will remove the selected event from the DVR. NOTE! If the status shows “Writing” it means that the sector on the hard drive where the file is located is still being written to.

  • Page 20: Dvr Management, Information

    BACKUP This DVR supports backing up files to USB flash drives, USB hard drives and USB DVD burners through the USB port on the front panel. Remote backups can be performed over the Internet. Refer to Section 7.6 Remote Backup.

  • Page 21: Event Information, Log Information, Network Information, Online User Information, Manual Alarm

    This record can be searched by type of operation, date and time, and etcetera. It can also be exported to external USB storage devices using the backup function. NETWORK INFORMATION This window shows the status of the DVR on the network including its assigned port, and other networking configurations. ONLINE USER INFORMATION Information on remote users currently connected is displayed in this window.

  • Page 22: Upgrade, Logoff, Shut Down, Hard Disk Drive, Installation/removal

    This window will display firmware updates that are loaded on a USB flash drive in the front USB port. Firmware upgrades are available from Q-See at and may be found by looking up your specific model. Firmware should only be upgraded to fix a specific problem or add features as ongoing development may result in features being removed.

  • Page 23: Calculating The Recording Capacity Of A Hard Disk Drive

    Higher quality recordings will take up more space on the drive and setting HARD DRIVE HARD DRIVE the DVR to record for more frequently will fill it up more rapidly. To determine the optimal capacity for your purposes, the chart below to estimate the size of hard drive that you’ll need.

  • Page 24: Appendix, A.1 Troubleshooting

    Hold down the ESC key to wait for login dialog box to appear. 12. I hooked the DVR up to a TV through the BNC video out port and I do not see anything on the screen. How do I get the video to display?

  • Page 25: A.2 Specifications

    A.2 SPECIFICATIONS Parameter COMPRESSION VIDEO AUDIO ALARM STORAGE INTERFACE CONTROLS DISK INFO OTHER INFO PICTURE A-3 QT454 QT426 QT428 Compression Standard H.264 Baseline Format Video In Composite 1.0V Composite 1.0V Composite 1.0V p-p/75Ω, p-p/75Ω, p-p/75Ω, BNC x 4 BNC x 8...

  • Page 26: Q-see Product Warranty, Questions Or Comments? Contact Us

    Q-SEE PRODUCT WARRANTY Q-See is proud to back all of our products with a conditional service warranty covering all hardware for 12 months from the date of purchase. Additionally, our products also come with a free exchange policy that covers all manufacturing defects for one month from the date of purchase.

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