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Version 1.00 | 09/14/2015

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HD Covert Network Camera
DCS-1201

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.00 | 09/14/2015 User Manual HD Covert Network Camera DCS-1201...
  • Page 2: Manual Revisions

    Preface D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Information in this document may become obsolete as our services and websites develop and change.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Status ..................57 Setup ..................21 Device Info ................57 Setup Wizard ..............21 Logs ..................58 Network Setup ..............26 Help..................59 Technical Specifications ..........60 Dynamic DNS ..............29 Regulatory Information ..........64 Image Setup ..............30 Audio and Video ..............33 Preset ...................35 Motion Detection ............37 D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1: Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents DCS-1201 HD Covert Network Camera (includes control box and camera) Camera cover Flat mounting bracket Angled mounting bracket CD-ROM with User Manual and software Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The DCS-1201 is a complete system with a built-in CPU and incorporates a web server, allowing it to transmit excellent real-time HD resolution video for security and outdoor surveillance. It incorporates Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing it to be easily installed in a variety of locations without the need for supplemental power cabling.
  • Page 6: Features

    Advanced Event Management The DCS-1201 can be set up to send e-mail notifications with snapshots when an event occurs, such as when motion is detected. Events can be triggered from several sources, such as motion detection and time based events.
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    Indicates connection to a wired network and traffic status. RJ-45 connector for Ethernet which can also be used to power the camera using LAN (PoE) port Power over Ethernet (PoE). microSD card slot Insert a microSD card for storing recorded images and video locally. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Front

    Status LED Indicates the camera's current status. Camera port Connects to camera cable. DI/DO connectors I/O connectors for external devices. Reset button Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset camera back to the factory default settings. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 9 Connects to control box. Camera cover Snaps onto camera when mounted on a wall. Flat mounting bracket Holds camera when doing a discreet wall installation. Angled mounting bracket Allows camera to be mounted on a wall at an angle. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Connecting The Camera

    Connecting the Camera Connect the camera cable to the CAM port on the control box. You can power the DCS-1201 three different ways: through PoE, through the power terminal, or through a power adapter. Powering the camera through PoE (Class 2): Connect an Ethernet cable to the LAN(PoE) port on the control box.
  • Page 11 Connect a 12 V 1.5 A power adapter to the power connector of the control box. Connect an Ethernet cable to the LAN(PoE) port on the control box. Connect the other end of the cable to your network. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 12: Configuring The Camera

    Insert the DCS-1201 CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Click Setup Wizard and follow the instructions to install the Setup Wizard. If the Autorun function on your computer is disabled, or if the D-Link Launcher fails to start automatically, click the Start button and type D:\autorun.exe (where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive) and press Enter.
  • Page 13 Admin ID is admin with the password left blank. Click the checkboxes if you wish to change the admin ID and password for the camera, and enter the new ID and password you wish to use. Click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Select Static IP if you want to manually enter the IP settings for the camera. Click Next to continue. Step 6 Take a moment to confirm your settings and click Restart. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 15: Mounting The Camera

    Drill a hole 9 mm in diameter in the wall/ceiling, which should be no more than 5 mm thick. Peel off the adhesive backing on the flat mounting bracket and attach it to the inside of the wall/ceiling. Insert the camera, and use the screw and washer to secure the camera in the mounting bracket as shown. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 16 You can adjust the pivot of the angled mounting bracket by using the included hex wrench. Mounting the control box Use 4 screws to attach the mounting plates to the control box, then use 2 screws to mount the control box in the desired location. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Configuration

    After completing the Camera Installation Wizard, you are ready to use your camera. The camera’s built-in Web configuration utility is designed to allow you to easily access and configure your DCS-1201. At the end of the wizard, click Link, or enter the IP address of your camera into a web browser, such as Firefox.
  • Page 18 Enter admin as the default username and leave the password blank. Click OK to continue. Step 4 This section displays your camera’s live video. You can select your video profile and view or operate the camera. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Live Video

    You may select a value between 0 and 10. 0 is the slowest and 10 is the fastest. Global View: This window indicates the total field of view (FOV) of the camera. The red box indicates the visible region of interest (ROI). Language: You may select the interface language using this menu. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 20 Enable/Mute Audio Out (to a speaker) Take a Snapshot Start/Stop Digital Output Record a Video Clip Go To: If any presets have been defined, you can select them here to move the (Preset List) camera to the selected preset. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 21: Setup

    To quickly configure your Network Camera’s motion detection settings, click Motion Detection Setup Wizard. If you want to enter your settings without running the wizard, click Manual Motion Detection Setup and skip to"Motion Detection" on page 37. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 22: Internet Connection Setup Wizard

    Section 3: Configuration Internet Connection Setup Wizard This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link Camera and connect the camera to the internet. Click Next to continue. Select how the camera will connect to the Internet.
  • Page 23 If you have selected DHCP, you will see a summary of your settings, including the camera's IP address. Please write down all of this information as you will need it in order to access your camera. Click Apply to save your settings. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 24: Motion Detection Setup Wizard

    Refer to "Motion Detection" on page 37 for information about how to configure motion detection. Step 2 This step allows you to enable motion detection based on a customized schedule. Specify the day and hours. You may also choose to always record whenever motion is detected. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 25 Click Next to continue. Step 4 You have completed the Motion Detection Wizard. Please verify your settings and click Apply to save them. Please wait a few moments while the camera saves your settings and restarts. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Network Setup

    Enter the address of the router or gateway your camera will use on the network. The gateway is used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet. Invalid gateway settings may cause transmissions to a different subnet to fail. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 27 You may use a PC with a secure browser to connect to the HTTPS port of the camera. The default port number is 443. Authentication: Choose to enable or disable RTSP digest authentication. Digest authentication uses MD5 hashes. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 28 DNS. Enable Multicast for stream: The DCS-1201 allows you to multicast each of the available streams via a group address and specify the TTL value for each stream. Enter the ports and TTL settings you wish to use if you do not want to use the defaults.
  • Page 29: Dynamic Dns

    DDNS account. Password: Enter the password used to connect to your DDNS account. Timeout: Enter the DNS timeout values you wish to use. Status: This indicates the connection status, which is automatically determined by the system. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Image Setup

    Select the frequency used by your power lines to avoid interference or distortion. White Balance: Use the drop-down box to change white balance settings to help balance colors for different environments. You can choose from Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Fluorescent, and Push Hold. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 31 Specify how much sharpening to apply to the image. WDR Level: WDR makes it easier to see objects that may appear dark due to strong backlighting conditions during the daytime. Higher WDR levels will make it easier to see objects in shadows. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 32 3D filtering reduces the amount of image noise when viewing a low-light environment. Higher levels of 3D filtering will apply stronger levels of noise reduction. Reset Default: Click this button to reset the image settings to the factory defaults. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 33: Audio And Video

    Lower values will produce higher- quality video, but require more bandwidth. Maximum frame rate: A higher frame rate provides smoother motion for videos, and requires more bandwidth. Lower frame rates will result in stuttering motion, and require less bandwidth. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 34 Audio out off: Checking this will mute audio sent to a speaker connected to the audio out jack. Audio out volume level: Specify the volume level for audio sent to a speaker connected to the audio out jack. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 35: Preset

    Clicking the Remove button will delete the currently selected preset. Preset Sequence: This section allows you to create a preset sequence, which automatically moves the camera's view between a set of preset views. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 36 Clicking the trash can button will remove the currently selected preset from the sequence. If you want to change the dwell time for a preset, select it from the list, enter a new dwell time, then click the Update button. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Motion Detection

    Right click on the camera image to bring up the following menu options: Select All: Draws a motion detection area over the entire screen. Clear All: Clears any motion detection areas that have been drawn. Restore: Restores the previously specified motion detection areas. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Tamper Detection

    Tampering is detected after the camera's view is changed significantly for longer than the trigger duration you specify. Enable camera tampering Select this box to enable the tamper detection feature detection: of your camera. Specify the trigger duration you wish to use. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Time And Date

    Synchronize with NTP Server: Enable this feature to obtain time automatically from an NTP server. NTP Server: Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DCS-1201 with an Internet time server. Choose the one that is closest to your location. Set Date and Time Manually: This option allows you to set the time and date manually.
  • Page 40: Event Setup

    Event Setup The DCS-1201 has a versatile event system that lets you configure the camera to perform certain actions when an event occurs. For example, when motion is detected, you can have snapshots sent to an FTP server or e-mail address. You can also configure the camera to take regular video recordings according to a schedule you define.
  • Page 41: Add Server

    If you want to use a network storage device for your server, select this and enter its settings here. You can only specify a network storage device for one of your server entries. SD Card: Select this to use an inserted microSD card as your server. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 42: Add Media

    9 images will be saved after a trigger is activated. 1 pic. 2 pic. 3 pic. 4 pic. 5 pic. 6 pic. 7 pic. 8 pic. 9 pic. The moment the trigger is activated. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 43 This is the prefix that will be added to the filename of saved video clips. System log: Select this option to set the media type to system logs. This will send the system log, but will not record any snapshots or video. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 44: Add Event

    Selecting this will trigger an event when the camera's connection to the network is lost. Tamper Detection: Selecting this will trigger an event when tampering has been detected. For more details, refer to "Tamper Detection" on page 38. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 45 Select which Server you want to send to and which Media you want the camera to send. You can also trigger a signal on the D/O port by enabling the option, then specifying how many seconds to send a signal for. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 46: Add Recording

    Select the Server to save the recording file to. If you created a server entry for network storage, you can select SAMBA to save to it. If you created a server entry for the microSD card slot, you can select SD to save to D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 47 Time of each file for recording: If this is selected, files will be separated based on the maximum length you specify. File Name Prefix: The prefix name will be added to the file name of the recording file(s). D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Sd Card

    Click this icon to automatically format the microSD card and create the Video and Picture folders. Deleting Files and Folders: To delete files and folders, click on the checkbox next to the files or folders you want to delete, then click the OK button. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Advanced

    Therefore, events are triggered when the device status changes to "Open." N.O. stands for Normally Open. This means that the normal state of the circuit is open. Therefore, events are triggered when the device status changes to "Closed." D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 50: Https

    ƒ Create a certificate request and install Status: Displays the status of the certificate. Note: The certificate cannot be removed while HTTPS is still enabled. To remove the certificate, you must first uncheck Enable HTTPS secure connection. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 51: Access List

    Section 3: Configuration Access List Here you can set access permissions for users to view your DCS-1201. Allow list: The list of IP addresses that have access rights to the camera. Note: When adding entries to the Allow list, make sure the first entry includes the IP address of the computer or device you are using to access the camera.
  • Page 52: Snmp

    Enter the type of authentication used by your read/write SNMP server. Authentication Password: Enter the authentication password used for your read/ write SNMP server. Encryption Password: Enter the encryption password used for your read/write SNMP server. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 53 Enter the type of authentication used by your read-only SNMP server. Authentication Password: Enter the authentication password used for your read- only SNMP server. Encryption Password: Enter the encryption password used for your read-only SNMP server. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 54: Maintenance

    Enter a label for the camera, which will be shown on the OSD when it is enabled. Show Time: Select this option to enable the time-stamp display on the video screen. LED: You may specify whether or not to illuminate the status LED on the camera. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 55: System

    If you want your camera to reboot on a regular schedule, check the Enable Schedule Reboot checkbox, then select the days and time you want the camera to reboot CSRF Protection: Select this to enable cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection for your camera. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 56: Firmware Upgrade

    Section 3: Configuration Firmware Upgrade The camera's current firmware version will be displayed on this screen. You may visit the D-Link Support Website to check for the latest available firmware version. To upgrade the firmware on your DCS-1201, please download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support Page to your local hard drive.
  • Page 57: Status

    Section 3: Configuration Status Device Info This page displays detailed information about your device and network connection. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 58: Logs

    Section 3: Configuration Logs This page displays the log information of your camera. You may download the information by clicking Download. You may also click Clear to delete the saved log information. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 59: Help

    Section 3: Configuration Help This page provides helpful information regarding camera operation. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Technical Specifications

    • ONVIF compliant • DDNS client (D-Link) • SMTP client • SNMP • Bonjour • FTP client • HTTP / HTTPS Security • Administrator and user group protection • HTTP and RTSP authentication • Password authentication D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 61 • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) • Storage: -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F) Humidity • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing Certifications • CE • FCC • CE LVD • C-Tick D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 62 Appendix A: Technical Specifications Dimensions Control Box Camera D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 63 Appendix A: Technical Specifications Camera Cover Flat Mounting Bracket Angled Mounting Bracket Camera Mounts D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 64: Regulatory Information

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. European Union CE EMI Class A Warning This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 65 D-Link may result in the loss of product warranty. Unless expressly approved by an authorized representative of D-Link in writing, you may not and may not permit others to: • Disassemble or reverse engineer the device or attempt to derive source code (underlying ideas, algorithms, or structure) from the device or from any other information provided by D-Link, except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by local law.
  • Page 66 • Do not use this device near water (e.g. near a bathtub, sink, laundry tub, fish tank, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool). • Do not use this device in areas with high humidity. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 67 2. When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging. 3. Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads, workbench pads, and an antistatic grounding strap. D-Link DCS-1201 User Manual...
  • Page 68 D-Link recommends that you always switch off or unplug your D-Link products when they are not in use. By doing so you will help to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Page 69 Chez D-Link, nous sommes conscients de l'impact de nos opérations et produits sur l'environnement et nous engageons à le réduire. Pour limiter cet impact, D-Link conçoit et fabrique ses produits de manière aussi écologique que possible, en utilisant des matériaux recyclables et faiblement toxiques, tant dans ses produits que ses emballages.
  • Page 70 D-Link e l'ambiente D-Link cerca da sempre di ridurre l'impatto ambientale dei propri stabilimenti e dei propri prodotti. Allo scopo di ridurre al minimo tale impatto, D-Link progetta e realizza i propri prodotti in modo che rispettino il più possibile l'ambiente, utilizzando materiali riciclabili a basso tasso di tossicità...
  • Page 71 D-Link raadt aan om steeds uw D-Link producten uit te schakelen of uit de stekker te halen wanneer u ze niet gebruikt. Door dit te doen bespaart u energie en beperkt u de CO2-emissies.
  • Page 72 životní prostředí i lidské zdraví. D-Link a životní prostředí "Ve společnosti D-Link jsme si vědomi vlivu našich provozů a výrobků na životní prostředí a snažíme se o minimalizaci těchto vlivů. Proto své výrobky navrhujeme a vyrábíme tak, aby byly co nejekologičtější, a ve výrobcích i obalech používáme recyklovatelné...
  • Page 73 For å minimalisere denne innvirkningen designer og lager D-Link produkter som er så miljøvennlig som mulig, ved å bruke resirkulerbare, lav-toksiske materialer både i produktene og forpakningen. D-Link anbefaler at du alltid slår av eller frakobler D-Link-produkter når de ikke er i bruk. Ved å gjøre dette hjelper du å spare energi og å redusere CO2-utslipp.
  • Page 74 På D-Link förstår vi och är fast beslutna att minska den påverkan våra verksamheter och produkter kan ha på miljön. För att minska denna påverkan utformar och bygger D-Link sina produkter för att de ska vara så miljövänliga som möjligt, genom att använda återvinningsbara material med låg gifthalt i både produkter och förpackningar.
  • Page 75 Na D-Link compreendemos e comprometemo-nos com a redução do impacto que as nossas operações e produtos possam ter no ambiente. Para minimizar este impacto a D-Link concebe e constrói os seus produtos para que estes sejam o mais inofensivos para o ambiente possível, utilizando meteriais recicláveis e não tóxicos tanto nos produtos como nas embalagens.