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DCS-2100+
Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless

Internet Camera

Manual
Version 2.40
Building Networks for People
(10/04/04)

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  • Page 1: Internet Camera

    DCS-2100+ Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless Internet Camera Manual Version 2.40 Building Networks for People (10/04/04)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents of Package ... 3 Introduction ... 4 Features and Benefits ... 4 Connections ... 6 Hardware Installation ... 8 Installation Wizard ... 9 Installation Wizard Screen ... 15 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me ... 18 Installing IP surveillance Software ... 22 Testing the DCS-2100+ ...
  • Page 3: Contents Of Package

    Package Contents D-Link SECURICAM Network DCS-2100+ Internet Camera Power Adapter CD-ROM with installation software and manual Quick Installation Guide Camera Stand Category 5 Ethernet Cable 2 Antennas 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-2100+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction The D-Link SECURICAM Network a powerful surveillance system that connects wirelessly to your 802.11b network. The DCS-2100+ features enhanced 802.11b and connects with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 22 Mbps (Megabits per second). The DCS-2100+ differs from a conventional PC Camera because it is a standalone system with a built-in CPU and Web server, providing a low-cost solution capable of solving demanding security and home/office monitoring needs.
  • Page 5 D-Link product provided herein is suitable for the end-user’s intended use under the applicable laws of his or her state. D-Link disclaims any liability whatsoever for any end-user use of the D-Link product, which fails to comply with applicable state, local, or federal laws.
  • Page 6: Connections

    Connections DC Power Connector Antenna Two antennas are included with the DCS-2100+. These are screwed onto the antenna connectors on the back panel to provide a connection with a wireless network. Ethernet Cable Connector The Internet Camera’s back panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling.
  • Page 7: Bottom Panel

    Connections (continued) DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera’s back panel and is labeled 12VDC with a single socket to supply power to the Internet Camera. I/O Connector The DCS-2100+ provides a terminal block with two pairs of connectors situated on the back panel.
  • Page 8: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Connect to a Network If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a wired Ethernet network, connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the Internet Camera’s back panel and attach it to the network. If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a 802.11b wireless Ethernet network, attach the two wireless antennas to the antenna connectors on the back panel of the...
  • Page 9: Installation Wizard

    Installation Wizard After you have successfully completed the hardware installation of the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera, it is necessary to install software to configure and operate the camera. The first step is to install the Installation Wizard from the CD. Installation Wizard will allow you to configure the Internet Camera to your network.
  • Page 10 Installation Wizard (continued) Click Installation Wizard Please wait while the InstallShield Wizard prepares to install. Click Next.
  • Page 11 Installation Wizard (continued) 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.
  • Page 12 Installation Wizard (continued) Installation is now complete. Click Finish. To access the Installation Wizard screen, click on the Installation Wizard Icon on your desktop. The opening Installation Wizard screen will appear and show a MAC address of the DCS-2100+ and an IP Address (which may or may not be correct depending on what you have your DCS-2100+ connected to).
  • Page 13 Installation Wizard (continued) The Installation Wizard will now show a MAC address for the DCS-2100+ 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. The camera is now automatically configured with an IP address consistent to the device it is connected to.
  • Page 14 Installation Wizard (continued) At this point we highly recommend that you click on Configuration, Tools, Admin, and enter in a password for security purposes. Enter the administrative password. Click Save and then the “X” at the top right-hand corner of your browser to close the page.
  • Page 15: Installation Wizard Screen

    Installation Wizard Screen The following options are available on the Installation Wizard screen by clicking on the corresponding tab: Search - Click to search for any available cameras to connect to the network. Add - Click to manually add a camera to the network.
  • Page 16 Installation Wizard Screen (continued) Network Settings - Here users can configure the Network Settings for the camera. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask, Default router IP, Primary DNS, and Secondary DNS. Automatically, the option to reset IP address at boot selected.
  • Page 17: Reset To Default

    Installation Wizard Screen (continued) Locate the Firmware to Upgrade - Indicate the location of the firmware to be uploaded to the camera. Selected Package - This displays the file name of the firmware selected for upload. Reset to Default - Click the Reset to Default tab to reset the camera’s settings to factory defaults.
  • Page 18: Enabling Upnp For Windows Xp/Me

    Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-2100+ is a UPnP enabled Internet camera. If your operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure. If you do not want to use the UPnP functionality, it can be disabled by unchecking the Enabled DDNS checkbox in the DDNS/UPnP settings page under “Advanced”...
  • Page 19 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me (continued) Click Add/Remove Windows Components The following screen will appear: Select Networking Services (Communications in Windows Click Details Select Universal Plug and Play Click...
  • Page 20 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me (continued) Click Next Please wait while Setup configures the components. Click Finish...
  • Page 21 Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me (continued) To view your DCS-2100+ Internet Camera in an Internet browser, go to your Desktop and click My Network Places. Click My Network Places Click DCS-2100+-146 The last three digits (146), represent the fourth octet of your Internet Camera’s IP address (in this example, 198.168.0.146).
  • Page 22: Installing Ip Surveillance Software

    Installing IP surveillance Software The IP surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera converts the DCS-2100+ into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with these features: Real-time Monitoring Video Recording to hard disk High quality video High video compression ratio Maximum of 16 cameras with different display layouts...
  • Page 23 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Click Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click No to exit the installation. Click Next Enter your name and company information and click Next.
  • Page 24 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Select the destination directory. Click Next Select the program folder the software will be installed into. Click Next...
  • Page 25 Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Click Next Click Finish The installation is complete.
  • Page 26: Testing The Dcs-2100

    Testing the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera Open your Internet browser and type in the IP address of the DCS-2100+. In this example the address is: http://192.168.0.146 (your DCS-2100+ may have a different IP address based on what you used in the Installation Wizard program.)
  • Page 27: 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. To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized use of the Internet Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System Administration settings to allow users entry and authorize privileges for all users.
  • Page 28: Using And Configuring The Dcs-2100+ With A Nat Router

    Materials Needed: 1 DCS-2100+ Internet Camera 1 Ethernet Cable A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DI-614+ Wireless Router Ethernet based PC for system configuration SETTING UP THE DCS-2100+ FOR USE BEHIND A ROUTER Installing a DCS-2100+ Internet Camera on your network is an easy 4–step...
  • Page 29 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) This is the IP Address assigned to your camera. Write it down for later use. 192.168.0.101 is only an example. You will probably have a different IP Address. View the Internet Camera using your Internet Explorer Web browser Run your Internet Explorer Web browser.
  • Page 30 The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DI-614+ is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DI-614+ by following the steps outlined in the DI-614+ Quick Installation Guide.
  • Page 31 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) Your WAN IP Address will be listed here. Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location.
  • Page 32 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) Follow these steps to configure your router’s Virtual Server settings: Click Enabled. Enter a different name for each entry. Enter your camera’s local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.102 in the example in step Select Both under Protocol Type (TCP and UDP) If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 into the Public and Private Port section, click Apply.
  • Page 33: Viewing Your Camera

    Viewing Your Camera After all the router 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-2100+ With An Internet Browser

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have an operating DCS-2100+ 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 Internet Camera in two parts: Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser and accessing the screens to control and monitor the camera.
  • Page 35: Home Page Screen

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home Page Screen The image from the DCS-2100+ should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor. There are two buttons on the left side of the Home page: Connection Type Configuration.
  • Page 36 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Connection Type Screen The following options are available from the Connection Type screen: Media Option: Allows a user to disable audio when viewing video. Protocol Option The UDP Protocol should be chosen for the most users.
  • Page 37 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Configuration Click Configuration There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab, different elements of the DCS-2100+ can be configured. The Advanced tab is the default screen in Configuration and Network is the default screen under Advanced.
  • Page 38: General Settings

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Network Reset IP Address at next boot Once the DCS-2100+ is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times. If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, run the Installation Wizard to find the camera’s IP address.
  • Page 39: Streaming Settings

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Streaming Settings Control channel port - Audio channel port - Video channel port - Improve audio quality in low bandwidth environment - WLAN Configuration Settings SSID - Wireless Mode- Can be set to other than the default port 5001 to correspond with the port opened by the firewall.
  • Page 40 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Channel - TX Rate- Preamble- Data Encryption Auth mode - Open Authentication - Shared Authentication - Auto - Key type - Key Format - Key Index - Click Apply to make...
  • Page 41 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP Click the Mail & FTP button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that control sending images via email and FTP. Click Mail & FTP SMTP SMTP (mail) server 1 - SMTP account name 1 -...
  • Page 42: Ftp Settings

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) SMTP account name 2 - SMTP password 2 - Recipient email address 2 - Return email address - FTP Settings Local FTP server port - 1st FTP server - 1st FTP user name - 1st FTP password -...
  • Page 43 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) Primary FTP Passive Mode- 2nd FTP server - 2nd FTP user name - 2nd FTP password - 2nd FTP remote folder - Secondary FTP passive Mode - Click Apply...
  • Page 44 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP Click the DDNS & UPnP button from the Configuration screen to access DDNS & UPnP settings. Click DDNS &UPnP Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service) is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing (dynamic) IP address.
  • Page 45 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP (Continued) Enable DDNS - Provider- Host name- Username/E-mail- Password/Key- UPnP UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals.
  • Page 46 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) 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 - Size - Power line frequency (for fluorescent light) - Select the option for color or monochrome video display.
  • Page 47 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Video (Continued) Maximum frame rate - Video quality control - Flip - Mirror - White balance - Click Apply to make changes effective Limits the maximum refresh frame rate. The frame rate is used with the Video quality control setting (below) to optimize bandwidth utilization and video quality.
  • Page 48: Recommendations For Setting Video For The Best Performance

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance: “Best performance” means the image refresh rate should be the fastest possible and the video quality should be the best possible at the lowest network bandwidth possible.
  • Page 49 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance (continued): Recording settings to compromise between real-time and clear images If you have a broadband network, set Fix quality to Good image quality, or higher, instead of setting the Bit rate.
  • Page 50 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) From this screen you can fine tune the video image. Image Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue are all adjusted in the same manner. For each video compensation you can set from among eleven levels ranged from -5 to +5.
  • Page 51 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Motion Detection (continued) Enable motion detection - Window Name - Sensitivity - Percentage - Note: Setting a higher sensitivity and a lower percentage makes any motion more easily detected. New - Save - To display motion detection, a graphic bar will rise or fall depending on the...
  • Page 52 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin Click on the Tools tab to access 4 utility screens for controlling and administering the DCS-2100+. The default screen in Tools is the Admin screen. The DCS-2100+ is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows the ability to access the DCS-2100+ (including the Configuration) by anyone as long as the IP address is known.
  • Page 53 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued) Guest account: Configuration > Tools > System Click on the System button to access the System settings from the Tools menu. Camera Name Click System Camera name - Turn off the LED indicator - This option allows a user to connect to a camera with...
  • Page 54 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > System Keep current date and time - Sync with computer time- Manual - Automatic - NTP server - Time zone - Click Apply to make changes effective Click to save the current date and time of DCS-2100+.
  • Page 55 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications Click on the Applications button to access the Applications settings from the Tools menu.
  • Page 56: Weekly Schedule

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Weekly schedule: Sunday through Saturday - Snapshots begin at - Snapshots stop at - All the time except for the above schedule - Event operation: Delay second(s) before detecting next event - Take snapshots at second(s) after event -...
  • Page 57: Sequential Operation

    Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Trigger action - Sequential operation Snapshot every second(s) - Send snapshots by email - Send snapshots by FTP - There are four options for two actions regarding either trigger condition.
  • Page 58 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) FTP put snapshots with date and time suffix - Click Apply to make changes effective Configuration > Tools > Default Click on the Default button to access the option to restore to factory default settings.
  • Page 59 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Device Info Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-2100+ system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the Status tab.
  • Page 60 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Log Click on the Log button to access a system log of system activity from the Status menu. The content of the log file reveals useful information about the current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-2100+ boots up.
  • Page 61: Record Snapshots To Your Ftp Server With Motion Detection

    Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection Administrators can combine options on the application page to perform many useful security applications. There are two trigger sources available: from an external sensor or with built-in motion detection. There are also two kinds of actions that can respond to these events that include uploading snapshots over the internet and driving attached devices.
  • Page 62 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) Next, click the Mail & FTP button under the Advanced tab to set the FTP server settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Mail & FTP 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.
  • Page 63 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) 1st FTP user name- 1st FTP password- 1st FTP remote folder- Primary FTP passive mode- 2nd FTP server- 2nd FTP user name- 2nd FTP password- 2nd FTP remote folder- Secondary FTP passive mode- For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration >...
  • Page 64 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Applications In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be recorded to an FTP site: Select the weekdays you would like to record and enter the “Snapshots begin”...
  • Page 65: Using Ip Surveillance Software

    Using IP surveillance Software Installing the IP surveillance Software Hardware System Requirements 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 6.x or above CPU: Intel Pentium III 800GHz or above SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB...
  • Page 66 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Click...
  • Page 67 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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” to continue. Click Next You must setup the administrator’s password in order to proceed.
  • Page 68 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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…” Click Next Select a program folder to install the application software and then click “Next”, which is shown in the figure below.
  • Page 69 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Click Next Click “Finish”, in the window shown below, to finish installation. The program is now installed on your computer.
  • Page 70: Launcher

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 system tray signifies that the IP surveillance Software is currently active on the system.
  • Page 71: User Interface

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 72 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Monitor Starts up the Monitor program.
  • Page 73: Monitor Program

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program Features of the Monitor Program 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.
  • Page 74: Application Layout And Functionalities

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Application Layout and Functionalities This section demonstrates a global view of the monitor program, shown below. The components of the monitor tool will be introduced in detail in the following sections. Misc. Functions Channel Area Layout Area Hard Disk Status...
  • Page 75 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 windows in the video area. Hard disk status In this area, you can get the status of the hard disk in which the video database resides.
  • Page 76: Camera Configurations

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) The Admin Privilege In the Monitor program, the admin has the right to access the DCS-2100+ Network Camera through this application software and change the local settings as well. But the admin password for the software is not the same as the admin password for the Internet camera.
  • Page 77 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 “Using the DCS-2100+ With an Internet Browser” (page 34).
  • Page 78 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Insert – To insert a remote network 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 network camera, click the “Ok” button to close the dialog.
  • Page 79 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Delete – The deletion of a device is a much easier operation than “insertion”. It removes the selected network camera from the camera list. Highlight the camera that you want to delete from the list and click on the “Delete” button. History –...
  • Page 80 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Settings: Specific alert actions can be performed by setting the options in this window. Enable motion detect This will trigger an alert sound that has been specified in the section titled “Global Settings \ Alert Sound.” Check this option to enable audio alerts for the selected camera.
  • Page 81 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Changing the Camera Order in the List You can “drag and drop” in the grid area of the camera list to change the sequence of the connected Network Cameras, which is shown below. This will allow you to rearrange the cameras in an order of your choice.
  • Page 82: Global Settings

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Global Settings After completing the connection to each remote Network 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. You can activate the global settings window from “Configuration Menu >...
  • Page 83 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Directory Settings: Snapshot directory The directory for storing snapshots in *.bmp format from video channels of the monitor tool and playback programs, which is shown on page 82. Recording directory The directory for storing the recorded video data from video channels.
  • Page 84 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Modulation Mode You must select the input signal format (NTSC or PAL) for displaying the original resolution of video stream from DCS-2100+. NOTE: You need to select the input signal format according to the camera type or CCD module type that is connected to the DCS-2100+.
  • Page 85 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 86: Using The Monitor Program

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Using the Monitor Program This section depicts, in detail, how to manipulate the monitor tool. Connection of the DCS-2100+ Channel: Once you have the privilege to connect to the DCS-2100+, the cameras will automatically appear in the video area in the order they are connected.
  • Page 87 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Selected Channel Recording Connected and monitoring 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. The following section will demonstrate the procedures for “drag and drop”...
  • Page 88 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Step 2: Press and hold the left mouse button, and then move the cursor to a displaying 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.
  • Page 89 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Step 2: Note that the cursor will change to the hand-shape when it has been moved onto the displaying frame.
  • Page 90 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 91 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Double click on a display window to switch to a single channel layout. When you choose the one-channel layout or four-channel layout, the “Page up” and “Page down” buttons will be shown in the left-bottom corner of the video area.
  • Page 92 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Clicking the “Back” button in the upper-left corner of the video area will switch to the previous selected multi-camera layout.
  • Page 93 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) IP surveillance includes DI/DO control (Digital Input / Digital Output) control and an alert message receiver. Each of these are described in detail below. DI/DO Control Clicking on the “DI/DO” button shown below, you can switch to the DI/DO controls.
  • Page 94 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Message If you have checked the box “Enable Motion Detect” or “Enable Digital Input” on the Camera Configurations > Alert Settings screen, the alert message will show in the window shown above. Once the alert, caused by motion detection or a digital input level change is triggered, the alert message will be shown in this window.
  • Page 95 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 96 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Full Screen With this function, you can enlarge the selected video channel to a full-screen display. Pres the “ESC” key on the keyboard or double click the mouse on the screen to return to a regular display. Stop Alert Sound If an alert is triggered, the alert sound will start to play.
  • Page 97 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Record By clicking on this button, you can manually record video from the selected channel. Stop After video recording has been activated, this button allows you to manually stop recording the selected video channel. Snapshot This button will take a snapshot of the selected video channel and then save the picture as a bitmap file to the hard disk.
  • Page 98: Scheduling

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling The scheduler allows the user to schedule recordings from the selected video channel of the DCS-2100+. Through both the graphic user interface and time period selection options, you will be able to easily regulate a schedule for each video channel.
  • Page 99: The Layout And Functionalities

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. The Layout and Functionalities Introduction The layout of the scheduler and its components, shown below, will be described.
  • Page 100 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 101: Primary Schedule

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 102 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. The operating method for the hour time-line is the same as that of the week time-lines.
  • Page 103 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 104: Secondary Schedule

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 105 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 106: Playback Program

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 107 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. To change the password of the admin account, please refer to the section titled “Logging In.”...
  • Page 108 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 page 107). There are four main areas, i.e. display area, histogram area, control area, and status area.
  • Page 109 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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.
  • Page 110 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 111 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 112 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Normal (Single Frame) Mode While in the normal (single frame) display mode, you can change the video currently displayed by: (1) Changing the database path for retrieving another one in the settings dialog of “System Control”...
  • Page 113: Using Tools

    Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area 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 114 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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). The location name is the same as the camera name (text on video) unless you have specified otherwise.
  • Page 115 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 116 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Speed Indicator Play 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” button can restart the displaying video sequence.
  • Page 117 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 118 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. When you switch to the full screen display, you can press the “Alt”...
  • Page 119 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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 120 Using IP surveillance Software (continued) 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. Exit The playback program will be closed immediately when you click on the “Exit”...
  • Page 121: Schedule Video Recording With Motion Detection

    Schedule Video Recording with Motion Detection To schedule video recording with motion detection, you must first enable motion detection on the Internet Camera. Click the Motion Detection button under the Advanced tab from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.
  • Page 122 Schedule Video Recording with Motion Detection (continued) Click Scheduler 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 123 Schedule Video Recording with Motion Detection (continued) 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. Set the date, time-line, and begin and end times for recording. Check Event Mode.
  • Page 124: Appendix

    Appendix Frequently Asked Questions Internet Camera Features Q: What is an Internet Camera? A: The Internet Camera is a stand-alone system connecting directly to an Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. It differs from a conventional PC Camera, the Internet Camera is an all-in-one system with built-in CPU and Web-based solutions providing a low cost solution that can transmit high quality video images for monitoring.
  • Page 125 Q: Can the Internet Camera be setup as a PC-cam on a computer? A: No, the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is used only on an wireless 802.11b, Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. The D-Link DSB-C110, DSB-C310 can be used as a PC Camera (Webcam).
  • Page 126 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Q: I connected the 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 Internet Camera is connected to a computer that is not properly configured with a valid IP address.
  • Page 127: How To Ping Your Ip Address

    Frequently Asked Questions (continued) A2: The configuration on the Internet Camera image display is incorrect. Through the Advanced > Image Setting section of the Web management you need to adjust the image related parameters such as brightness, contrast, hue and power line frequency for fluorescent light .
  • Page 128: Reset And Restore

    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-2100+ will return the system back to a normal state. If the system still has problems after reset, restore the factory settings and install again: RESET: 1.
  • Page 129: I/O Connector

    I/O Connector I/O Connector Definition for the Internet Camera The DCS-2100+ 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 130 I/O Connector (continued) 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.
  • Page 131 I/O Connector (continued) Configuring Your Camera for External Trigger Based Recording (continued) Click the Network button under the Advanced tab to set the SMTP or FTP server settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Mail & FTP In this window, enter the settings for the SMTP or FTP server to which recorded snapshots will be sent.
  • Page 132 I/O Connector (continued) 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-2100+. Click Applications In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be sent to your email account or FTP server when triggered by a motion sensor or other external device: Select the weekdays you would like to record and enter the...
  • Page 133: Adjusting The Camera Focus

    Adjusting the Camera Focus The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera features an interchangeable C/CS-type lens that can be used for different applications as necessary. It supports rotational focus control so the lens can be adjusted to focus under normal and stable conditions to maximize the image quality of the Internet Camera. Camera Lens Adjust focus by turning clockwise or counterclockwise...
  • Page 134: Replacing The Lens

    Replacing the Lens Since the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is designed with a CS-mount, the lens equipped with the Internet Camera can be replaced with any standard C or CS- mount lens commonly used within the surveillance industry. Follow the instructions below to replace the supplied lens with any C or CS- mount lens.
  • Page 135: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Remote management Camera configuration and Camera system log can be accessed remotely via Internet Explorer 5.x or above Web browser. Networking Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, DDNS, and UPnP Ethernet Enhanced 802.11b wireless or 10BaseT or 100BaseT Fast Ethernet auto-negotiation WLAN 2.4Hhz 802.11b+ DSSS CSMA/CA Protocol Bit rate: 22/11/5.5/2/1 Mbps*...
  • Page 136 Technical Specifications (continued) Security Administrator and user group protected Password authentication LED indicator Bi-color status indicator Camera specification 1/3 inch color CMOS sensor 2.5Lux/F1.4 AGC/AWB Electronic shutter: 1/60 ~ 1/15000 second Standard CS mount type lens, 6mm, F1.8 Power 12VDC 1.5A, external power supply Weight 328 grams (11.6 oz.) Dimension...
  • Page 137: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting 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. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our website, or by phone.
  • Page 138: Time Zone Table

    Time Zone Table GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is the global time that all time zones are measured from.
  • Page 139 Time Zone Table (continued)
  • Page 140: Warranty

    Warranty Period from the date of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.
  • Page 141 RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion of the Product and will not ship back any accessories.
  • Page 142 Warranty USA only Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners. Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this Product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States...
  • Page 143: Registration

    Registration Register online your D-Link product at http://support.dlink.com/register/ 10/04/04...