M3 × 4
Attaching to a Junction Box
Use the junction box plate (included with
the ceiling mount cover (sold separately)) to
mount the camera to the junction box.
Attach the junction box plate to the
junction box with screws that match the
Junction box plate
screw holes in the junction box.
Mount the ceiling plate to the camera
M3 x 4
using the four included fixing screws
Attach the ceiling plate to the junction
box plate using four included fixing
M3 x 4
Turn the ceiling mount cover over the
ceiling plate to fix it in place.
Using an Memory Card
Place your fingers on the left and right holds of the memory card cover and pull to remove. To
return the memory card cover to the camera, use the same procedure in reverse.
Memory card cover
Memory card slot
Inserting the card
Push the memory card as far as possible into the memory card slot.
Removing the card
Push the memory card in all the way until the card slightly pops out. Pinch the card and remove.
• Insert the memory card before installing the camera.
• Make sure the memory card is not write-protected.
• When using an memory card with the camera for the first time, it is recommended to format the card
after inserting it into the camera (see "Operation Guide" > "Setting Page" > "Memory Card").
Notes on Power Supply
• Only use the dedicated AC Adapter (sold separately) for AC power.
• Do not set any heavy objects on the power cable.
• Do not pull, forcibly bend, scratch, or modify the power cable.
• Do not cover or wrap the AC adapter (sold separately) with cloth or blankets.
Fire or electric shock may result.
Be sure to read the user manual for the dedicated AC adapter (sold separately)
• Never touch the camera head during initialization. Initialization failure or malfunction
• After turning off the power, wait for at least five seconds before turning the power on
again. If the power is turned on again too quickly, the camera may operate poorly.
Installing the Camera
The following explains the procedures to install the camera on a ceiling using the Ceiling Mount
Cover SS40-S-VB/SS40-B-VB (sold separately).
Before installing the camera, set the IP address and other network information on the camera
using the "VB Initial Setting Tool" on the Setup CD-ROM.
For details on how to operate the "VB Initial Setting Tool", see "Operation Guide".
Determine an installation position for the camera and drill holes in the ceiling
Use the template included with the ceiling mount cover (sold separately) to determine the
positions of the fixing screw holes and wiring hole (43 x 84 mm (1.7 x 3.3 in.)) according to the
camera orientation. Next, cut out the wiring hole, and drill the fixing screw holes in the ceiling.
Use the template with the printed side facing you.
Attach the ceiling plate to the camera
Fix the ceiling plate to the camera with the four screws (M3) included with the ceiling mount cover
Secure the safety wire
Securely attach the safety wire to an anchor or structure. After securing one end of the safety
wire to the ceiling, secure the other end to the camera using the screw that is fastened to the
If a wiring hole cannot be opened in a concrete ceiling, etc., secure the wiring to a comparable location.
Fix the ceiling plate to the ceiling
Fix the ceiling plate to the ceiling at four points using the appropriate screws. The ceiling plate
has four diameter 4.5 mm ( 0.18 in.) screw holes. Use the appropriate screws for ceiling
mounting in accordance with the condition and material of the installation site.
Connect the LAN cable to the camera through the wiring hole
If AC Adapter (sold separately) or an external power supply is used, connect the power
connector to the camera.
Connect cables to external device I/O terminals and audio input/output terminals as
Install the ceiling mount cover
Align the (O) mark on the ceiling mount cover with the (I) mark on the rear of the camera, and
turn the cover clockwise to the (I) position.
Check that the ceiling mount cover is securely attached.
If the cables cannot be stored above a ceiling made of concrete, etc., or if the cables
do not fit within the ceiling mount cover, bend the cutout section of the ceiling mount
cover using diagonal pliers, etc., to create a cutout through which to guide the cables.
Reboot the camera when the installation is complete
The camera position is initialized (see "Operation Guide" > "Setting Page" > "Maintenance").
The camera can be installed in the upright position. Attach commercial anti-slip guards to the base of the
camera and set on a flat, stable surface without inclination, or fix the camera to a tripod, etc. Be sure to use
a tripod with mounting screws shorter than 5.5 mm (0.22 in.). Using a tripod with mounting screws 5.5 mm
(0.22 in.) or longer may damage the camera. Also, use a tripod with a base diameter of 30 mm (1.18 in.) or
The following dedicated accessories can be purchased separately as necessary. Some
accessories are not sold in some countries or regions. A ceiling mount cover or indoor dome
housing is necessary to install the camera on a ceiling.
Ceiling Mount Cover SS40-S-VB/SS40-B-VB
This dedicated accessory is used to install the camera on a ceiling. The ceiling mount cover is
available in two colors: silver (SS40-S-VB) and black (SS40-B-VB).
Indoor Dome Housing DR41-C-VB/DR41-S-VB
This dedicated accessory lets you embed the camera into the ceiling. The dome is available in
two colors: clear (DR41-C-VB) and smoked (DR41-S-VB).
Pendant Mounting Kit PC600-VB
This is a dedicated accessory for large stores with high ceilings used to install the camera at the
end of a pipe stretching down from the ceiling.
When this accessory is used, the camera may shake more than the vibrations in the ceiling depending on
how the pipe is mounted to the ceiling. If the camera angle is off, use pan and tilt to re-adjust the angle.
Canon AC Adapter PA-V18
A dedicated AC adapter for this camera.
The blue LED light comes on.
• On: when powered on, during reboot, during normal use
• Off: when [Turn Off] is selected (see "Operation Guide" > "Setting
Page" > "Installation Conditions")
* When [Turn Off] is selected, the LED light will come on for several seconds
when the camera is powered on and during reboot.
Memory card cover
100BT LAN connector
Power connection terminal
Audio input terminal (dual LINE IN and MIC IN)
External Device I/O Terminals
Audio output terminal (LINE OUT)
Turn on the power while pushing this switch using a sharp object.
Continue to push the switch for 5 seconds or more to restore all
factory settings except for the date and time.
Fixing screw hole for tripod
The camera's unique address. Write the address on the front of this
Installation Guide before installing the camera.
Safety wire attachment
When installing the camera on a ceiling using the separately sold
ceiling mount cover or indoor dome housing, attach the safety wire
that comes with the separately sold product.
The camera's serial number. Write the number on the front of this
Installation Guide before installing the camera.
Connecting the Camera
Power can be supplied to the camera in the three ways described as follows.
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
The camera supports PoE functions. Power can be supplied to the camera by using a LAN cable
to connect it to a PoE HUB that conforms to the IEEE 802.3af standard.
• Check with your dealer for more information about PoE HUB and Midspan technology.
Midspan (a LAN cable power supply device) is a device that, like a PoE HUB, supplies power to the
camera via a LAN cable.
• Some PoE HUBs allow current limits for each port, but applying limits may interfere with performance. If
using this type of PoE HUB, do not limit the operating current.
• Some PoE HUBs have total consumption current limits for ports, which can interfere with performance
when multiple ports are in use. For more information, check the instruction guide for your PoE HUB.
• When the camera is connected to a switching HUB, changing the connection while the camera is
operating may cause the HUB learning function to interfere with communication. Do not change the
connection when the camera is operating.
• The camera can also be connected to an AC adapter (sold separately) while receiving power from
a PoE HUB. In such cases, the PoE power supply is given priority, and the camera does not use the
power supply from the AC adapter (sold separately). When the PoE power supply is disconnected,
power is supplied automatically from the AC adapter (sold separately).
External Power Supply
12 V DC or 24 V AC input can be used.
Connect the included power connector as shown below.
For 12 V DC and 24 V AC input, use a power supply insulated
from 100 V AC.
Tightening torque: 0.25 N·m
12 V DC can be connected in a non-polar configuration.
• The power supply should be within the following voltage range.
Approx. 5 – 7 mm
(0.20 – 0.28 in.)
• 24 V AC: Voltage fluctuation within ±10% of 24 V AC (50 Hz or
60 Hz ±0.5 Hz or less)
Current supply capacity of at least 1.0 A per camera
• 12 V DC: Voltage fluctuation within ±10% of 12 V DC
Current supply capacity of at least 1.5 A per camera
• When using a 12 V DC battery power supply, be sure to connect
resistors of at least 0.5 – 1.0
• For an external power supply, use a double-insulated device.
Recommended Power Cables [Reference]
12 V DC maximum cable length
24 V AC maximum cable length
Use UL cable (UL-1015 or equivalent) for 12 V DC or 24 V AC wiring.
Use the dedicated AC adapter (sold separately).
• The camera does not have a power switch. Connecting and disconnecting the LAN cable (PoE power
supply), AC adapter, or external power supply plug turns the power ON and OFF, respectively.
• When the camera needs to be rebooted, perform the reboot operation from the camera setting page
(see "Operation Guide" > "Setting Page" > "Maintenance").
External Device I/O Terminals
External device I/O terminals consist of two input and output systems each. Viewer can be used
to check external device input status and control ouput to an external device (see "Operation
Guide" > "Selecting the External Device Output" and "Displaying Event Status").
External Device Input Terminals (IN1, IN2)
External device input terminals consist of two sets (IN1, IN2) of two terminals, with the negative
terminals connected to the camera interior GND. Connecting cables to the positive and negative
terminals and opening or closing the circuit notifies the Viewer.
• When connecting sensors and switches, connect terminals that are electrically isolated from the
respective power and GND.
• Do not push the external device I/O terminal button with too much force. Doing so may cause the button
to remain pushed-in.
External Device Output Terminals (OUT1, OUT2)
External device output terminals consist of two sets (OUT1, OUT2) of two terminals. The sets
have no polarity. Controls from the viewer can be used to open and close the circuit between the
terminals. Using optical couplers, the output terminals are isolated from the camera's internal
The load connected to the output terminals should be within the following rating range.
Rating between output terminals:
Maximum voltage 50 V DC
Continuous load current at or below 100 mA
On resistance: Max. 30 Ω
Adaptive wiring for external device cables
Solid conductor AWG: No. 28 – 22
Conductor size: 0.32 – 0.65 mm ( 0.013 – 0.026 in.)
Cable strip should be approx. 8 – 9 mm (0.315 – 0.354
Audio Input/Output Terminals
Each audio input/output terminal has one input system and one output system.
Connecting the camera to an audio input/output device such as a microphone or a speaker with
an amplifier allows you to send/receive audio through the viewer.
Audio Input Dual LINE IN/MIC IN (monaural input)
Although the camera has a single audio input system, it supports two types of microphone input:
LINE IN and MIC IN. Before using the audio input, change [Audio Input] on the Setting Page (see
"Operation Guide" > "Audio Input"). LINE IN is selected by default.
Input terminal: 3.5 mm ( 0.14 in.) mini jack (monaural)
• Dynamic MIC IN
Input impedence: 1.75 kΩ ±20%
* Supported microphones: Output impedence: 400 Ω – 600 Ω
• Condenser MIC IN
Input impedence (microphone bias resistance): 2.2 kΩ ±20%
Microphone power supply: plug-in power (voltage: 1.8 V)
* Supported microphones: Condenser microphones with plug-in power support
• LINE IN
Input level: up to 1 Vp-p
* Use a microphone with an amplifier.
Audio Output Terminal LINE OUT (monaural output)
Connect the camera to a speaker with an amplifier. Audio can be sent to the speaker from Viewer.
Output terminal: 3.5 mm ( 0.14 in.) mini jack (monaural)
Output level: up to 1 Vp-p
* Use a speaker with an amplifier.
• Using incorrect settings for [Audio Input] may damage the camera and/or microphone. Be sure to
configure the settings correctly.
• Microphone characteristics may affect volume and sound quality.
• Images and audio do not always synchronize properly.
• Audio may be interrupted depending on PC characteristics and network environment.
• Video and audio can be streamed to up to 30 clients. However, audio may be interrupted when
streaming to many clients or using SSL.
• Audio may be interrupted when using antivirus software.
/20 W in series to the power line.
• Connecting and disconnecting the LAN cable interrupts the audio. Use the viewer to reconnect.
Internal Connection Diagram