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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Installing IP Surveillance Software ... 31 Testing the DCS-2100 Internet Camera ... 35 Security ... 36 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100 with a NAT Router ... 37 Router Set-Up and Installation ... 39 Viewing Your Camera ... 42 Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser ... 43 Home Page Screen ...
  • Page 3 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Tools ... 57 Admin ... 57 System ... 58 Applications ... 60 Default ... 62 Status ... 63 Device Info ... 63 Log ... 64 Help ... 65 Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection ... 66 Using IP Surveillance Software ...
  • Page 4 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Connection of the DCS-2100 ... 91 Backup Settings... 91 Using the Monitor Program ... 91 Show the video of a specified channel ... 93 Removing video from a display window ... 94 The Layout ... 95 Input/Output Control Tools ... 96 Alert Message ...
  • Page 5 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Convenient display adjustment tool: ... 107 Flexible searching range adjustment tool: ... 107 System control tool: ... 107 Logging In ... 108 Layout ... 108 Main Areas ... 109 Display Area ... 109 Histogram Area ... 109 Control Area ...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Package Contents D-Link SECURICAM Network DCS-2100 Internet Camera Cat5 Ethernet Cable Power Adapter (5.0V, 2A) CD-ROM with Software and Manual Quick Installation Guide Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your product will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    DCS-2100 is capable of capturing video in rooms with minimal lighting. You can also zoom in on all the action with the DCS-2100’s 4x digital zoom feature. The DCS-2100 gives you the ability to monitor your home/office using an Internet browser from any where in the world! Simple installation procedures, along with the built-in Web-based interface offers easy integration to your network environments.
  • Page 8: Features And Benefits

    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 9: Hardware Overview

    D-Link Systems, Inc. Ethernet Cable Connector The DCS-2100 features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling (which should be Category 5 UTP cable). The port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the DCS-2100 to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network.
  • Page 10: Leds

    LED will flash red and blue several times, indicating that the DCS-2100 is conducting a self-test. Upon passing the self test, the LED will turn blue indicating a good connection to an Ethernet port, or red indicating that no connection has been made.
  • Page 11: Hardware Installation

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Hardware Installation Connect to a Network If you are connecting the DCS-2100 to an Ethernet network, connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the Internet Camera’s bottom panel and attach it to the network.
  • Page 12: Installation Wizard

    Inser t the CD that is included with the DCS-2100 Internet Camera. The DCS-2100 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), simply access the CD from Windows and click on the autorun.exe program to access...
  • Page 13 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Click Installation Wizard. Please wait while the InstallShield Wizard prepares to install. D-Link Systems, Inc. Installation Wizard...
  • Page 14 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Click Next. The InstallShield will install in the following folder. To install into a different folder, click Browse and select another folder. Click Next. D-Link Systems, Inc. Installation Wizard...
  • Page 15 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. Click Next. Please wait while the Installation Wizard is installed. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 16 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). If you have a DHCP* server on your network, there will be a valid IP Address displayed here, indicated by a “Yes”...
  • Page 17 DCS-2100 User’s Manual IMPORTANT: A hardware reset of the Internet Camera may be required if the Installation Wizard cannot find the camera. To accomplish this reset, press the reset hole on the back of the camera (see page 126 for the location of the reset hole). The LED on the front of the camera will begin blinking red and blue.
  • Page 18 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 19 DCS-2100 User’s Manual After you click on the Link to Selected Devices button, Installation Wizard will automatically open your Internet browser to the IP Address of the DCS-2100 in this example it is: Your DCS-2100 may have a different IP Address.
  • Page 20 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 31) to install the IP surveillance software before you begin to use the DCS-2100. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 21: Installation Wizard Screen

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Installation Wizard Screen The following options are available on the Installation Wizard screen by clicking on the corresponding tab: Search: Add: Remove: Uncheck All: Links to Selected Devices: D-Link Systems, Inc. Click to search for any available cameras to connect to the network.
  • Page 22: Setup

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 Settings: Date/Time Settings: D-Link Systems, Inc. Enter a Camera Name and create a Root password for the camera.
  • Page 23: Network Settings

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. If you would like to save your IP address settings, make sure to uncheck this box.
  • Page 24: Upgrade

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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.
  • Page 25: Reset To Default

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Package Information: Locate the Firmware to Upgrade: Selected Package: Reset to Default Click the Reset to Default tab to reset the camera’s settings to factory defaults. About Click About to display the current version and date. Exit Click the Exit tab to exit the Installation Wizard screen.
  • Page 26: 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 27 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Click Add/Remove Windows Components. The following screen will appear. Select Networking Services (Communications in Windows Me). Click Details. Select Universal Plug and Play. Click OK. D-Link Systems, Inc. Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me...
  • Page 28 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Click Next. Please wait while Setup configures the components. Click Finish. D-Link Systems, Inc. Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/Me...
  • Page 29 DCS-2100 User’s Manual To view your DCS-2100 Internet Camera in an Internet browser, go to your Desktop and click My Network Places. The last three digits (120), represent the fourth octet of your Internet Camera’s IP address (in this example, Click DCS-2100-120.
  • Page 30 DCS-2100 User’s Manual After you click on the DCS-2100-120 icon, your Internet browser will automatically be opened to the IP Address of the DCS-2100, in this example it is: Your DCS-2100 may have a different IP Address. (Note: Screen shots are taken in Windows XP, similar screens will appear in Windows Me.)
  • Page 31: Installing Ip Surveillance Software

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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...
  • Page 32 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click No to exit the installation. Enter your name and company information and click Next. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using IP Surveillance Software...
  • Page 33 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Select the destination directory. Click Next. Select the program folder the software will be installed into. Click Next. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using IP Surveillance Software...
  • Page 34 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Click Next. Click Finish. The installation is complete. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using IP Surveillance Software...
  • Page 35: Testing The Dcs-2100 Internet Camera

    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: (your DCS-2100 may have a different IP address based on what you used in the Installation Wizard program).
  • Page 36: Security

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 37: Using & Configuring The Dcs-2100 With A Nat Router

    For the basic setup of the DCS-2100, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide. After you have completed the setup of the DCS-2100 outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Internet Camera will be a local IP Address.
  • Page 38 Click on the Configuration button on the left side of the display. Scroll to the bottom of the Network Configuration page to display the ports used by HTTP and Streaming audio and video. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using & Configuring the DCS-2100 with a NAT Router...
  • Page 39: 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 40 The firewall security features built into the DI-624 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-2100 over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-2100 are blocked from access over the Internet.
  • Page 41 Enter valid ports in the Virtual Server section of your router. Please make sure to check the box next to the camera name on the Virtual Server List to enable your settings. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using & Configuring the DCS-2100 with a NAT Router...
  • Page 42: Viewing Your Camera

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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.,...
  • Page 43: Using The Dcs-2100 With An Internet Browser

    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 44: Home Page Screen

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Home Page Screen The image from the DCS-2100 should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor. Snapshot: Connection Type: Configuration: Zoom: D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser Click on the Snapshot button to capture a snapshot image.
  • Page 45: Connection Type

    Generally, the client computer will automatically try these protocols in the following order, UDP -> TCP -> HTTP. After the client connects to the DCS-2100 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.
  • Page 46: Configuration

    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 47: Advanced

    D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser 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 48 FTP server for details. The folder privilege must be open for upload. If the DCS-2100 is located inside a network that is protected by a firewall, a data connection for FTP may be prohibited. Passive mode FTP can bypass this rule and allow the uploading of snapshots.
  • Page 49 Mute: Invalid settings may cause the DCS-2100 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 126 for camera reset and restore factory settings procedures.
  • Page 50: Ddns & Upnp

    IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. With the DCS-2100, you can set up your DDNS service and the DCS-2100 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.
  • Page 51: Video

    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 unselecting the Enable UPnP check box.
  • Page 52 Mirror: White Balance: D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser Select the option for color or monochrome video display. Three options exist for the sizes of the video display. You can select between 160x120, 320x240, or 640x480. In 640x480...
  • Page 53: Recommendations For Setting Video For The Best Performance

    30. If the image quality is low, select a lower frame rate above 15. If the image quality is still not improved, select a lower bit rate. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser...
  • Page 54: Image Setting

    Restore button to recall the original settings. If settings are changed without saving, they will be used until the next system start-up. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser Advanced > Image Setting...
  • Page 55: Motion Detection

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Motion Detection Click the Motion Detection button 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. Enable motion detection:...
  • Page 56 (note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion detection). You can return to the DCS-2100 Home Page and the monitored window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when motion is detected.
  • Page 57: Tools

    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. It is recommended that you enter a password to restrict others from accessing your camera.
  • Page 58: System

    Check this option to shut off the LED next to the lens. This will prevent anyone from observing the operation of the Internet Camera. Click to save the current date and time of the DCS-2100. An internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the power is off.
  • Page 59 Notice the format in the related field while typing. Synchronize with the NTP server over the Internet whenever the DCS-2100 starts up. It will fail if the assigned time server cannot be reached. Assign the IP address or domain name of the time server.
  • Page 60: Applications

    Saturday: Snapshots begin Snapshots end at: D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser Tools > Applications Select the weekdays that should perform the following operations: Set the time to start operations. Setting the begin time the same as the stop time will force the operations to run continuously.
  • Page 61 Send snapshots by email: D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser If you do not wish to set a schedule, this box must be checked. Sets the time delay before restarting to check the trigger condition when the current condition is triggered.
  • Page 62: Default

    After confirmation, the system will restart and require the Installation Wizard program to locate the IP address of the DCS-2100. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 63: Status

    The Tools tab provides the following configuration options: Device Info and Log. 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 64: 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. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 65: 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. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the DCS-2100 with an Internet Browser...
  • Page 66: Record Snapshots To Your Ftp Server With Motion Detection

    FTP server. 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 67 DCS-2100 User’s Manual In this window, follow the steps below to ensure that motion detection is correctly enabled: 1 Check “Enable motion detection.” 2 Click on “New” to have a new window to monitor video. 3 Enter in a window name.
  • Page 68 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. Local FTP server port: 1st FTP server: 1st FTP user name:...
  • Page 69 DCS-2100 User’s Manual For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Advanced > Network in the section titled “Using the DCS-2100 With an Internet Browser” (page 47). Click the apply button when finished. Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-2100.
  • Page 70 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 5 Check the window name (in this case Back Door). 6 Check “Upload snapshots while motion detected.” 7 Click “Send snapshots by FTP” and check “FTP put snapshots with date and time suffix” 8 Click the “Apply” button to save the settings.
  • Page 71: Using Ip Surveillance Software

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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...
  • Page 72 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using IP Surveillance Software...
  • Page 73 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. You must setup the administrator’s password in order to proceed. Input and confirm your password in the window shown in below.
  • Page 74 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. Select a program folder to install the application software and then click Next, which is shown in the figure below.
  • Page 75 DCS-2100 User’s Manual After checking all the setup information in the window shown below, click Next to start the installation of the application. Click Finish, in the window shown below, to finish installation. The program is now installed on your computer.
  • Page 76: Launcher

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 tray signifies that the IP surveillance Software is currently active on the system.
  • Page 77: User Interface

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. User Interface...
  • Page 78 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Tools: Autorun at Startup: Monitor: Playback: Logout: Exit: D-Link Systems, Inc. Contains many utilities. Currently only change password is implemented. The change password dialog looks like this: Users can select whether or not to autorun Launcher when Window boots up.
  • Page 79: Monitor Program

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 80: Application Layout And Functionalities

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. There are several parts in the monitor tool: Misc.
  • Page 81: Logging In

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Layout area: Hard disk status: Common control area: DI/DO control: Alert Message: Logging In You need to login the first time when you start the Launcher. The authentication window is shown below. If you do not have an account, the monitor tool will not execute. You must log in as admin (administrator) to use this application.
  • Page 82: The Admin Privilege

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 83: 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 43). In the local settings, shown below, three main functionalities are provided:...
  • Page 84: Insert

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. Then the system will try to connect to the selected camera.
  • Page 85: Delete

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. The selected camera will be deleted.
  • Page 86: Alert Settings

    This application software provides options for you to define the triggering criteria for the digital input of the DCS-2100. The alert of the digital input can be defined as high-level triggered or low-level triggered.
  • Page 87 DCS-2100 User’s Manual Press the left mouse button at the gray index field of the camera you would like to move. Move the mouse to your new selected location and release the mouse button. Then Video 1 will be moved (to the 12th row in this example).
  • Page 88: Global Settings

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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.
  • Page 89: Directory Settings

    Alert Sound: Modulation Mode: 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. D-Link Systems, Inc. The directory for storing snapshots in *.bmp format from video channels of the monitor tool and playback programs, which is shown on page 88.
  • Page 90: Display Options

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Display Options In the video displaying frame of each channel, there are two status bars. The upper bar contains “Location” (channel number + camera name) and “Remote Time.” The lower bar contains “Connection Time” (Day:Hour:Min) and “Recording time” (Day: Hour:Min).
  • Page 91: Connection Of The Dcs-2100

    This section depicts, in detail, how to manipulate the monitor tool. Connection of the DCS-2100 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. 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.
  • Page 92 “drag and drop” step-by-step. D-Link Systems, Inc. The video channel is not connected with any DCS-2100 yet. The green light means the DCS-2100 associated with this channel number is connected, and the video is monitored in the video area.
  • Page 93: Show The Video Of A Specified Channel

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Show the video of a specified channel This section depicts the method of how to show the video of a specific channel in a display window. Step 1: Move the mouse cursor to the camera you would like display in the window.
  • Page 94: Removing Video From A Display Window

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 95: The Layout

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual The Layout There are six different layouts available, as shown below, for the display windows in the monitor program. You can select between 1 camera, 4 camera, 6, camera, 9 camera, 13 camera, and 16 camera layout. You can select one of them by clicking on a layout icon.
  • Page 96: Input/Output Control Tools

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 97: Alert Message

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Clicking on the “DI/DO” button shown below, you can switch to the DI/DO controls. The color of the channel number indicates the status of the camera’s DI (Digital Input). You can click the “Switch button” to change the HI/LOW state of the DO (Digital Output). With these features, you can monitor the remote sensor input from DI and also trigger the camera by DO switch.
  • Page 98: About

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 99: Common Control Functions

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Quit: Minimize: Full Screen: Stop Alert Sound: Configuration Menu: Common Control Functions This section will describe the common control functions of the icons shown below. These functions only apply to the currently selected channel. The icons, from left to right, are Volume, Record, Stop Record, Snapshot, Printer, and Trash Can.
  • Page 100: Status Bar

    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 101: Using The Scheduler

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Using the Scheduler This section discusses the method of how to use the scheduler. Start the Scheduler 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.
  • Page 102: The Functionalities Of Configuration Components

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Video Channel Selection Area: Primary Schedule: Secondary Schedule: Operation Buttons: The Functionalities of Configuration Components The four main parts of the scheduler have been briefly described above. The four parts will be described in detail in the following section.
  • Page 103: Primary Schedule

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Primary Schedule Schedule with Time Lines There are two different time-lines: hour unit time-line and week unit time-line. You can make your own schedule by plotting markers in all time-lines. These two time lines are associated with each other. That is, if you make changes in one time-line, the corresponding changes will be applied with scale to the other three time-lines in the same schedule.
  • Page 104: Marking/Unmarking The Recording Time On The Hour Time-Line

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 105: Schedule In Event Mode

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Schedule in Event Mode You can select to record in Event mode or Continuous mode by the Schedule mode selector as shown in the figure below. There are two types of event recording. Please refer to the following two sections for more information.
  • Page 106: Schedule In Continuous Mode

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Schedule in Continuous mode If you select Continuous mode in the schedule mode selector, it will record continuously during the schedule that is set up by the user. Secondary Schedule Secondary schedule is for recording outside of the primary schedule. The secondary schedule provides options to record without a specified date or time.
  • Page 107: Playback Program

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Save As...: Undo: Close: 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 108: Logging In

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 109: Main Areas

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Main Areas Display Area The display area is able to show the surveillance database of each camera by time. You can change the video size through the display adjustment tool and the playback method through the play control tool. Under the normal display mode as shown in the figure below, you can just double click on the frame area to change the frame size to 1:1 or 2.25:1.
  • Page 110: Settings

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Settings After the main window is shown on the screen, you must modify the settings to make it to work properly. Click on the “Settings” button, shown below, in the system control tool, and the setting dialog will appear on the screen.
  • Page 111: Normal (Single Frame) Mode

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Modulation Mode: 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 112: Histogram Area

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Histogram Area 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 113: Location Selector

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 114: Play Control

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Play Control For the play control, the jog dial, shown in the figure below, is used to provide the easiest method of controlling the video sequence display. All buttons can control the displaying frame in the normal display mode.
  • Page 115: Display Adjustment Tool

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 116: Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox When you move the mouse cursor to the alert histogram area, the display adjustment toolbox will change to a range adjustment toolbox. The range adjustment toolbox provides a faster way to change the range of the displayed time period. By using this toolbox, you can browse the database of one location from any 10-second interval of the entire range.
  • Page 117: System Control Toolbox

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual System Control Toolbox The system control toolbox provides some basic operations for the playback program. The figure below shows the three elements of the system control toolbox, i.e. “Lock Window”, “Settings”, “Minimize”, and “Exit.” Lock Window: Settings:...
  • Page 118: Schedule Video Recording With Motion Detection

    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. Note: These settings can be configured in your Web browser and while logged into the IP surveillance Program.
  • Page 119 DCS-2100 User’s Manual For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection in the section titled “Using the DCS-2100 With an Internet Browser” (page 55). Next, run the IP surveillance program. Click on the Configurations button and select Scheduler.
  • Page 120 DCS-2100 User’s Manual In this window, follow the steps below to schedule video recording with motion detection in the Primary Schedule: 1 Check if you want the recording schedule to occur Once or Every day. 2 Set the date, time-line, and begin and end times for recording.
  • Page 121: Frequently Asked Questions

    Intranet or the Internet from a Web browser. 2 What is the maximum number of users that can be allowed to access DCS-2100 simultaneously? The maximum number of users that can log onto the Internet Camera at the same time is 10.
  • Page 122 DCS-2100 may not be configured on the router or firewall. To correct the problem, you need to determine if the DCS-2100 is behind a router or firewall and if the router or firewall is properly configured for the ports the DCS-2100 is using. Refer to page 37 for help in opening the correct ports on a router or firewall for use with the DCS-2100.
  • Page 123 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 11 Why does the Internet Camera work locally but not externally? This might be caused by network firewall protection. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in order for the Internet Camera to be accessible outside your local LAN.
  • Page 124 DCS-2100 User’s Manual 14 The focus on the Internet Camera is bad, how can I correct it? Adjust the Internet Camera focus manually as described in Adjusting the Internet Camera Focus section (page 127). 15 Noisy images occur. How can I solve the problem? The video images might be noisy if the Internet Camera is used in a very low light environment.
  • Page 125: How To Ping Your Ip Address

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 Internet Camera over the network.
  • Page 126: 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,...
  • Page 127: Adjusting The Camera Focus

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Adjusting the Camera Focus The DCS-2100 Internet Camera features an interchangeable 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.
  • Page 128: Technical Specifications

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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 10BaseT or 100BaseT Fast Ethernet auto-negotiation WLAN 2.4GHz 802.11g DSSS CSMA/CA Protocol...
  • Page 129 DCS-2100 User’s Manual General I/O 1 opto-isolated sensor input (max. 12VDC 50mA) 1 relay output (max. 24VDC 1A, 125VAC 0.5A) Security Administrator and user group protected Password authentication LED indicator Bi-color status indicator Camera specification 1/4 inch color CMOS sensor 1.0Lux/F1.8...
  • Page 130 DCS-2100 User’s Manual ActiveX Operating system Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Me or 98SE Browser Internet Explorer 6.x or above Operating Temperature 32° to 122° F Storage Temperature -22° to 167° F Humidity Max 95% RH Safety FCC class B CE class B D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 131: 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 web site, or by phone.
  • Page 132: Time Zone Table

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual 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. Time Zone Table...
  • Page 133 Time Zone Table DCS-2100 User’s Manual D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 134: Warranty

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.
  • Page 135 Products shall be fully insured by the customer. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping charges prepaid. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request.
  • Page 137 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. For detailed warranty outside the United States, please contact corresponding local D-Link office. FCC Caution: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment;...
  • Page 138: Registration

    DCS-2100 User’s Manual Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. D-Link Systems, Inc. 12/02/04 Registration...