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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Installing IP surveillance Software..............22 Testing the DCS-6620 ..................26 Security ......................27 Using and Configuring the DCS-6620 with a Router ........28 Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser ..........34 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection.......63 Using IP surveillance Software..............67 Installing IP surveillance Software.............67...

  • Page 3: Minimum System Requirements

    Installation software and manual on CD 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-6620 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

  • Page 4: Introduction, Features And Benefits

    PTZ Internet Camera with a valid IP Address. Motorized Pan and Tilt Operation The DCS-6620 has a pan and tilt function that can expand your viewing area to cover a wide angle side-to-side and a 90 angle up and down.

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    A/V Output The SECURICAM Network DCS-6620 comes with an A/V output allowing you to connect to your TV for local viewing. The DCS-6620 can also be connected directly to your VCR to record activities. Web Configuration Using the Internet Explorer Web browser, administrators can configure and manage the PTZ...

  • Page 6: Connections

    The DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera has an internal microphone. However, you have the option of using an external microphone by plugging it into the microphone connector. A/V Out Plug the included A/V cable into the A/V out connector to use the DCS-6620 with a television or VCR. D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    Connections External I/O Port The DCS-6620 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 External I/O Port provides the physical interface to send, and receive, digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. Please refer to the appendix in this manual for detailed information (page 131).

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    Connections Infrared Remote Control Included with the DCS-6620 is an infrared remote control.You have the option of controlling the camera via the Pan/Tilt/Zoom 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.

  • Page 9: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Connect an Ethernet cable Connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the DCS-6620’s back panel and attach it to the network. Attach the external power supply Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the DCS-6620’s back panel labeled...

  • Page 10: Installation Wizard

    Installation Wizard and installation of the IP surveillance software. Launching the Installation Wizard program Insert the CD that is included with the DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera into your computer’s CD-ROM. The DCS-6620 installation menu will start up automatically from the CD. If the CD does not start up automatically, (this function may be disabled in the Windows operating system), access the CD from Windows My Computer and click on the autorun.exe program...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installation Wizard Install Wizard Click Please wait while the InstallShield Wizard prepares to install. Next Click D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installation Wizard The InstallShield will install in the following folder. To install into a different folder, click Browse and select another folder. Click Next Select the Program folder that Setup will add program icons to.You may type a new folder name, or select one from the existing folders list.

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    The opening Installation Wizard screen will appear and show a MAC address of the DCS-6620 and an IP Address (which may or may not be correct depending on what you have your DCS-6620 connected to). If you have a DHCP* server on your network, there will be a valid IP Address displayed here, indicated by a “Yes”...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installation Wizard The Installation Wizard will now show a MAC address for the DCS-6620 and an IP address. This IP address may not be correct at this step in the installation until you see “Yes” under the assigned column.

  • Page 15: Installation Wizard Screen

    You have now completed the Setup Wizard and are ready to use your camera! You can also continue to the section titled “Installing IP surveillance Software” (page 22) to install the IP surveillance software before you begin to use the DCS-6620. Installation Wizard Screen...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installation Wizard Screen Setup On the initial Setup Screen you can configure System and Date/Time settings for each camera. Click Next to configure Network settings for the camera. System Enter a Camera Name and create an Settings: Admin password for the camera.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installation Wizard Screen Upgrade The upgrade window allows users to upload a saved firmware file. If the firmware is older than that currently on the camera, a screen will appear indicating so and prompting the user to confirm the upload.

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    Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals.The DCS-6620 is a UPnP enabled PTZ Internet Camera. If your operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Enabling UPnP for Windows ® Add/Remove Windows Click Components The following screen will appear: Networking Services Select Details Click Select Universal Plug and Play Click D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Enabling UPnP for Windows ® Next Click Please wait while Setup configures the components. Finish Click D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 21

    (in this example, 198.168.0.146). After you click on the DCS-6620-146 icon, your Internet browser will automatically be opened to the IP Address of the DCS-6620, in this example it is: http://192.168.0.120. Your DCS-6620 may have a different IP Address.

  • Page 22: Installing Ip Surveillance Software

    Installing IP surveillance Software Installing IP Surveillance Software The IP surveillance Software on the CD included with the DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera converts the DCS-6620 into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with the following features: Real-time Monitoring ...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installing IP surveillance Software Click Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click “No” to exit the installation. Next Click Enter your name and company information and then click “Next”.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installing IP surveillance Software Select the destination directory. Click Next Select the program folder the software will be installed into. Next Click D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Installing IP surveillance Software Click Next Finish Click The installation is complete. D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 26: Testing The Dcs-6620

    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-6620. If you are having problems please consult the FAQ section of this manual (page 126).

  • Page 27: Security

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Security 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.

  • Page 28: Using And Configuring The Dcs-6620 With A Router

    It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-6620 can be used with any wired or wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from either the Internet or from inside your internal network.

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    Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the PTZ Internet Camera by the Installation Wizard program. The DCS-6620 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.

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    Router Set-Up and Installation The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DI-624 is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DI-624 by following the steps outlined in the DI-624 Quick Installation Guide.

  • Page 31

    The firewall security features built into the DI-624 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-6620 over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-6620 are blocked from access over the Internet.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using and Configuring the DCS-6620 with a Router Follow these steps to configure your router’s Virtual Server settings • Click Enabled. • Enter a unique name for each entry. • Select Both under Protocol Type (TCP and UDP) ...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using and Configuring the DCS-6620 with a Router Viewing Your Camera After all 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://205.163.122.96:83).

  • Page 34: Using The Dcs-6620 With An Internet Browser

    If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have an operating DCS-6620 PTZ 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...

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    Home Page Screen The image from the DCS-6620 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. Pan and tilt can also be controlled within the image.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Home Page Screen (continued) The image from the DCS-6620 should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor. There are two buttons on the left side of the Home page: Client Settings and Configuration.

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    UDP -> HTTP. After the client connects to the DCS-6620 successfully, the working protocol will be displayed in “Protocol Option”. The chosen protocol will be recorded in the user’s PC and used for the next connection.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Home > Configuration Click on the Configuration button on the Home page: Click Configuration There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab, different elements of the DCS-6620 can be configured.

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    Configuration > Advanced > Network Reset IP Address at next boot Once the DCS-6620 is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times. If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, run Installation Wizard to find the camera’s IP address.

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    FTP server for details. The folder privilege must be open for upload. 1st FTP passive If the DCS-6620 is located inside a network that is protected by Mode: a firewall, a data connection for FTP may be prohibited. Passive mode FTP can bypass this rule and allow the uploading of snapshots.

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    Invalid settings may cause the DCS-6620 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 130 for camera reset and restore factory settings procedures.

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    IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. With the DCS-6620, you can setup your DDNS service and the DCS-6620 will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a different IP address. Depending on the service, this update may take a few hours.

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    UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-6620 is a UPnP enabled PTZ Internet Camera. If your operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Advanced > Video Click the Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that affect how the video image appears. Click Video Color: Select either for color or monochrome video display Size: Three options exist for the sizes of the video display.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Advanced > Video (continued) Key frame interval: A large “Key frame interval” value can reduce the bit rate, but if there is a packet loss during transmission, it will cause image corruption.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Advanced > Audio Click the Audio/Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that affect how the video image appears. Click Audio There are five options to select. For all the modes, only one client Transmission Mode: can talk to the server at the same time.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Advanced > Audio (continued) Send audio from the In half duplex transmission mode, select the option to talk to the active client to all the server and broadcast your voice to all the other clients.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Recommendations for setting video for the best performance (continued): Recording settings for 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.

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    Checking this box will assist in seeing objects in poor Low lux mode: illuminative environments. Apply when the DCS-6620 is aiming outdoors. Adjusting Auto tracking white balance: the 9 levels of white levels can help the camera to capture video with correct colors.

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    Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection Click the Motion Detection button from the Configuration screen to access settings that effect how the DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected. Click Motion Detection...

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    (note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion detection). You can return to the DCS-6620 Home Page and the monitored window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when motion is detected.

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    Configuration > Advanced >Camera Control Click the Camera Control button from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera can pan and move to preset locations. Click Camera Control Left, Up, Right, Down, & Home: “Home”...

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    Enter a name for the position at which you would like to preset Current Position: the DCS-6620. Click Add to add the new preset position to the Preset Locations list. Using the pull down menu, you can delete a preset position Preset Position: by selecting it and clicking Delete.

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    The DCS-6620 is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows the ability to access the DCS-6620 (including the Configuration) by anyone as long as the IP address is known. It is recommended that you enter a password to restrict others from accessing your camera.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued) This option allows a user to connect to a camera with view -only Guest account: privileges. User name is “demo”. No password is required. This is useful for demonstrations and keeps guests separate from users with accounts.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Tools > System (continued) Click to save the current date and time of DCS-6620. An Keep current date and internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even time: when the power is off.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Tools > Applications Click on the Applications button to access the Applications settings from the Tools menu. D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser 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.

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    Confirm the external mail or FTP server settings in network configuration. Sequential Operation The DCS-6620 will send snapshots at the specified interval Snapshot every second(s): to the external server according to the chosen method. Remember this operation is dependent to the weekly schedule.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Tools > Default Click Apply to make changes effective Click on the Default button to access the factory setting restoration and camera calibration options from the Tools menu.

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    Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser Configuration > Status > Device Info Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-6620 system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the Status tab.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using the DCS-6620 with an Internet Browser 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.

  • Page 63: Record Snapshots To Your Ftp Server With Motion Detection

    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-6620 PTZ Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection Next, click the Network button under the Advanced tab to set the FTP server settings for the DCS-6620. Click Network 123.123.123.1 John Smith Snapshot 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.

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    firewall. For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Advanced > Network in the section titled “Using the DCS-6620 With an Internet Browser” (page 39). Click the apply button when finished. D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-6620. Click Applications In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be recorded to an FTP site: ...

  • Page 67: Using Ip Surveillance Software

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software (continued) Click Next The “License Agreement” window below will appear. Please read the following license agreement carefully. Click “Yes” to accept this agreement and proceed with the installation.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software (continued) Next, the “User information” 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 “Next”...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software (continued) Select the installation directory for this application software and click “Next”, which is shown in the figure below. You can change the installation directory by clicking “Browse…”...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software (continued) After checking all the setup information in the window shown below, click “Next” to start the installation of the application software. Click Next Click “Finish”, in the window shown below, to finish installation. The program is now installed on your computer.

  • Page 72: Launcher

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Launcher Launcher is a controller program that allows users to invoke Monitor or Playback quickly. 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 75: Monitor Program

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program Features of the Monitor Tool Traditional Surveillance Features:  Real-time monitoring 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Application Layout and Functionalities This section demonstrates a global view of the monitor tool, shown below. The components of the monitor tool will be introduced in detail in the following sections.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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 frames in the video area.

  • Page 78

     Change the local settings  Again, if you need to change the settings of the DCS-6620, you must have the password of the admin user. Camera Configurations When you log in for the first time, you should configure this application software to connect the DCS-6620 in “Configuration Menu >...

  • Page 79

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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 the user’s manual that accompanied the hardware.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Insert – To insert a remote PTZ Internet Camera to the camera list. Click the “Insert” button, an “Insert New Channel” dialog will popup, as shown below. Specify the IP address, port, and admin password of the PTZ Internet Camera, click the “Ok”...

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Delete – Removes the selected PTZ Internet Camera from the camera list. Highlight the camera that you want to delete from the list and click on the “Delete” button. The selected camera will be deleted.

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    Digital input alert  This application software provides options for you to define the triggering criteria for the digital input of the DCS-6620. The alert of the digital input can be defined as high-level triggered or low-level triggered. Recording Settings: Record # secs.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Changing the Camera Order in the List You can apply “drag and drop” in the grid area of the camera list to change the sequence of the connected Internet Cameras, which is shown below. This will enable you to rearrange the camera order of your choice.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Global Settings After completing the connection for each remote PTZ Internet 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Directory Settings: Snapshot directory  The directory for storing the snapshot in *.bmp format from video channels of the monitor tool and the playback tool, which is shown on page 84.

  • Page 86

     You must select the input signal format (NTSC or PAL) for displaying the original resolution of video stream from DCS-6620. If you are not sure which format to select, then leave the input signal format at it’s default (NTSC).

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 88

    Connection of the DCS-6620 Channel: Once you have the privilege to connect to the DCS-6620, the cameras will automatically appear in the video area in the order they are connected. 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Not configured channel Selected Channel Recording Connected and monitoring Configured but not connected (no video) Trashcan 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Video shown 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 93

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Double click a display window to switch to a single channel layout. When you choose the one-camera layout or four-camera layout, the “Page up” and “Page down” 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 95

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) IP surveillance includes pan/tilt control, DI/DO (Digital Input / Digital 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Alert Message If you have checked the box for “Enable Motion Detect” or “Enable Digital Input” on “Camera Configurations > Alert Settings“ screen, the alert message will show in the window shown above.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) About By choosing “About”, 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Monitor Program (continued) Full Screen With this function, you can enlarge the selected video channel to a full-screen display. Press the “ESC” key on the keyboard or double-click the mouse on the screen to return to a regular display.

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    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-6620. Status Bar Local time Software name...

  • Page 100: Scheduling

    The scheduler allows the user to schedule recordings from the selected video channel of the DCS-6620. Through both the graphic user interface and time period selection options, you will be able to easily regulate a schedule for each video channel.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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 “Scheduler” to launch the scheduler.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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’s reference.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Scheduling (continued) Apply and Erase Buttons After you have selected the time period with “Begin time” and “End time” picker, you can apply the period picker, shown in the figure below, to set the periodical types of the time interval set previously.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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/ The technical name for this event is line trigger.

  • Page 107

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Scheduling (continued) There are three modes in the secondary schedule: Disable, Event mode, and Continuous mode. If event mode is selected in the secondary schedule, the camera will record whenever an event is triggered. If continuous mode is selected, the camera will begin recording continuously after scheduling settings are saved.

  • Page 108: Playback Program

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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...

  • Page 109

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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).

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area The histogram is an interactive control. Not only can you get the event’s 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.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 113

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 114

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Normal (Single Frame) Mode While in the normal (single frame) display mode, you can change the video currently displayed (1) Changing the database path for retrieving another one in the settings dialog of “System Control”...

  • Page 115

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area Inverted region Dark Region The histogram area in the normal display (single frame) mode only shows the events’ 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.

  • Page 116

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Location selector Period selector 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).

  • Page 117

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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 “Time Period.”...

  • Page 118

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Speed Indicator Pause Play Forward Stop Play  The supported “Play” 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 “Play”...

  • Page 119

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software 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.

  • Page 120

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Full Screen When you click on the “Full Screen” button, the video sequence will be enlarged to the whole screen instantly.You can double click on any place or the “ESC” key to return back to the normal screen.

  • Page 121

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Zoom Out Each time you click on the “Zoom Out” 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.

  • Page 122

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Using IP surveillance Software Playback Program (continued) Settings The settings dialog will pop up when you click the “Settings” button. For more information about setting this program, please refer to the section titled “Settings.” Minimize Click this button in order to minimize the playback program window.

  • Page 123: Schedule Video Recording With Motion Detection

    PTZ Internet Camera. Click the Motion Detection button under the Advanced tab from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-6620 PTZ Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected. Note: These settings can be configured in your Web browser and while logged into the IP surveillance Program.

  • Page 124

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Schedule Video Recording with Motion Detection Scheduler Click In the Primary Schedule you can choose either Once (for one time recording) or Every Day (for scheduled recording). For example, if you would like to record events every day during a certain time frame, click on the beginning time and drag your mouse to the ending time.

  • Page 125

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Schedule Video Recording with Motion Detection In this window, follow the steps below to schedule video recording with motion detection in the Primary Schedule:  Check if you want the recording schedule to occur Once or Every day.

  • Page 126: Frequently Asked Questions

    PC/Notebook over an Intranet or the Internet from a web browser. Q: What is the maximum number of users that can be allowed to access DCS-6620 simultaneously? A: The maximum number of users that can log onto the PTZ Internet Camera at the same time is 10.

  • Page 127

    Q: Why am I unable to access the PTZ Internet Camera from a web browser? A1: If a router or firewall is used on the network, the correct ports for the DCS-6620 may not be configured on the router or firewall. To correct the problem, you need to determine if the DCS-6620 is behind a router or firewall and if the router or firewall is properly configured for...

  • Page 128

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Frequently Asked Questions Q: I connected the PTZ Internet Camera directly to a computer with a cross-over cable Ethernet cable and received the following Windows error upon running the Installation Wizard: A1: This Windows error will occur if the PTZ Internet Camera is connected to a computer that is not properly configured with a valid IP address.

  • Page 129: How To Ping Your Ip Address

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual How to Ping Your IP Address How to PING Your IP Address The PING (Packet Internet Groper) command can determine whether a specific IP address is accessible by sending a packet to the specific address and waiting for a reply. It can also provide a very useful tool to confirm if the IP address conflicts with the PTZ Internet Camera...

  • Page 130: Reset And Restore

    There is a button hidden in the pinhole beside the Ethernet socket. It is used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings. Sometimes resetting the DCS-6620 will return the system back to a normal state. If the system still has problems after...

  • Page 131: External I/o Port

    External I/O Port Definition for the PTZ Internet Camera The DCS-6620 provides a general I/O terminal block with one digital input and one relay switch for device control. Pin 1 and pin 2 can be connected to an external sensor and the state of voltage will be monitored from the initial state ‘LOW’.

  • Page 132

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual External I/O Port The above diagram shows a typical wiring configuration for a normally closed PIR motion sensor. Please refer to your specific motion sensor for the power supply connection to the device since this will be critical to the success of your installation. Note that the positive from the PIR is connected to the D- of the I/O port of the camera and the negative from the PIR is connected to the D+ of the camera I/O port.

  • Page 133

    In this window, enter the settings for the SMTP or FTP server to which recorded snapshots will be sent. For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Advanced > Network in the section titled “Using the DCS-6620 With an Internet Browser” (page 41). Click the apply button when finished.

  • Page 134

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual External I/O Port Configuring Your Camera for External Trigger Based Recording (continued) Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-6620.  Click Applications     ...

  • Page 135: Technical Specifications

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Remote management Configuration and system log can be accessed via Web browser, using Internet Explorer 5.X and above, and FTP application remotely Networking Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, Telnet, NTP, DNS, and DHCP...

  • Page 136

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Technical Specifications LED indicator 2 Status indicators: 1) Power, 2) POST, connection, and heartbeat Camera specification 1/4 inch color CCD sensor AGC/AWB Electronic shutter: 1/60 ~ 1/15000 second Fixed focus glass lens, F2.0, 1 LUX Auto focus, F2.0, .05 LUX...

  • Page 137: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 138: Time Zone Table

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Time Zone Table Time Zone Table GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is the global time that all time zones are measured from. D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Time Zone Table D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 140: Warranty

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Warranty Warranty D-Link Systems, Inc.

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    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Warranty D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 142

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Warranty D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 143: Registration

    DCS-6620 User’s Manual Registration Registration 05/03/05 D-Link Systems, Inc.

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