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Motorola HMEZ2000 User Manual

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    FCC Declaration of Conformity Motorola, Inc., Connected Home Solutions, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares under sole responsibility that the HMVC3075 complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as Class B digital devices.

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    THESE ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES for any and all claims that you may have arising out of or in connection with this Product, whether made or suffered by you or another person and whether based in contract or tort. THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR USE TO FACILITATE HOME MONITORING AND CONTROL AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM. MOTOROLA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT AS A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM.

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    Motorola or your service provider. Software provided by third parties may be subject to separate end-user license agreements from the manufacturers of such Software. The Software is never sold. Motorola licenses the Software to the original customer and to any subsequent licensee for personal use only on the terms of this License. Motorola and its 3 party licensors retain the ownership of the Software.

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    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Me, and Windows NT are registered trademarks and Windows XP is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Event Notifications (optional) SMTP Setup Email Profiles Cell Phone Profiles Related Topics Event Archive Archive List Archive Preview Filtering and Sorting Archive Screen buttons and controls Archive Preview buttons and controls Related Topics Motorola Home Monitoring & Control System USER GUIDE...

  • Page 7: Event Log

    Wired Camera Related Topics Wireless Camera Related Topics Wireless Camera (Day) Related Topics Day-Night Wireless Camera Related Topics Motorola Home Monitoring & Control System USER GUIDE Help Viewer Updates Troubleshooting Sensors Troubleshooting Wireless Cameras Contact Information Reference Archive Item Descriptions...

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    How It Works The Motorola homesight Software is the heart of your Motorola homesight System. You manage the system’s cameras and sensors using the homesight software. For example, if you would like to see who is at your door while at your desk, log in to homesight to see your visitor with your wireless camera.

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    If the Windows installation wizard does not start automatically, do the following: Click Start, then Run. Click Browse and locate your CD-ROM drive. Locate Launch.exe and highlight it. Click Open, then OK. The installation wizard will start. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    From the Choose Destination Locations window, either accept the default name or type a new one, and then click Next to begin the file installation. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The USB plug fits into the USB port on the computer only one way. Do not try to force the plug into the port if it doesn’t fit. Instead, flip it over and try again. Wireless System Controller Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Each Windows operating systems installs the Wireless System Controller driver differently. Refer to the appropriate section below for details. Windows 2000 USB Driver Installation Windows XP USB Driver Installation ® Plug and Play feature recognizes your Gateway and presents the “Found New Hardware Wizard” to Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Once complete, the Install Motorola homesight hardware and driver window is displayed. 10 Click Finish. Proceed to “Device Discovery Wizard” to complete your installation. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Device Drivers” window is displayed. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click Next. The “Locate Driver Files” window is displayed. Select CD-ROM drives and click Next. The “Driver Files Search Results” window is displayed. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Once the file is found, click Next. The “Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard” window is displayed. I f you see the following window (Windows 2000), click Yes to continue with the installation. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Windows XP USB Driver Installation From the “Found New Hardware Wizard” window, select Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click Next. Once the file is found, the “Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard” window is displayed. Click Finish. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Introduction Motorola homesight™ software gives you tools to monitor and control your home or business through your personal computer. Easy-to-use homesight software lets you remotely-control devices such as: • color video cameras • sensors • power controllers • sirens • access panels...

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    1. Bring the sensor into the same room where the Motorola Wireless System Controller is connected to your computer. 2. Make sure that the sensor has fresh batteries. 3. Make sure that the controller is plugged in to your computer's USB port, power is connected to the controller, and your Motorola homesight Software system is running.

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    Related Topics Device Discovery Sensor Properties Event Scheduling Motion Sensor Temperature Sensor Water Sensor Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    3. Plug the connector at the end of the camera cable into the matching connector on the extension cable. 4. Run the cable from the camera to the Motorola Wireless System Controller, attaching the cable to the wall at intervals using the supplied cable clips.

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    CAMERA 3 CAMERA 2 CAMERA 1 POWER US B A/V OUT Related Topics Device Discovery Event Scheduling Live Video Event Archives Wired Camera Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    AC power outlet. The light at the rear of the camera housing will be illuminated red. 3. Make sure that the controller is plugged in to your computer's USB port, power is connected to the controller, and your Motorola homesight Software system is running.

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    Be sure to test the camera view from the new position. 20. You may wish to test the operation of the camera motion sensor. Related Topics Device Discovery Camera Properties Event Scheduling Live Video Event Archives Wireless Camera Wireless Camera (Day) Wireless Camera (Day-Night) Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    8. If you should ever need to reset all settings to their default values (including the camera name), click on the DEFAULT button, then click the OK button. 9. Click on the CANCEL button to dismiss the camera properties window. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    NOTE: The image quality setting is only for capture images and remote access webcam. This setting does not effect recorded video or local live video. Related Topics Device Discovery Sensor Properties Event Scheduling Live Video Event Archives Motorola homesight Devices WiFi Interference Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Sensors and Cameras can be armed or disarmed in different ways. System Controls: Use the Arm All or Disarm All buttons Device Overview: Click on the individual device's CONTROL icon Live Video: Select the Arm Motion Sensor option to arm the camera Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Event Schedule Actions: Arm devices or the system as a result of an event Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Remote Access: Arm devices remotely across the internet Related Topics Camera Quiet Period Event Archives Event Logs Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    9. Click on the Actions tab. 10. Choose an action device 11. The action "Arm" will appear by default. 12. Click ADD. Related Topics System Settings Event Scheduling Camera Quiet Period Event Archives Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Shown below is an example of a still image as it is displayed in the Archive Preview. Included are the date and time of the image capture, the name of the device that initiated the capture, and a description of the event that triggered the capture. (In the case shown here, a still image was captured when the wireless camera's motion detector was triggered.) Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Related Topics Camera Properties Event Schedules Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    8. Click on "Actions" tab. 9. Choose an action device. 10. Choose the action as "Capture video" in ACTION drop down list. 11. Click ADD. Related Topics System Settings Event Scheduling Camera Quiet Period Event Archives Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The buttons include: PLAY/PAUSE, FORWARD and REWIND. While a video clip is playing back, you will be able to listen to any sound that may have been picked up by the camera's built-in microphone at the time that the video was captured. The sound can be turned off by toggling the MUTE button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Related Topics Camera Properties Event Schedules Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    3. Click the checkboxes in the rows of the items to be deleted. 4. Click the delete selected button. 5. A confirmation message will pop up - click Yes. Related Topics Event Archives Event Scheduling Motorola homesight Devices Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    6. Click on the OK button to make the name change take effect. 7. Click on the CANCEL button to dismiss the properties panel. Related Topics Device Discovery Device Properties Motorola homesight Devices panel for that device. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    4. Press and hold the Discover button while powering the device up. 5. Release the Discover button. 6. The device has now been set to factory defaults. You can rediscover the device to the system. Related Topics Device Discovery Motorola homesight Devices icon. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Uninstall the Software 1. Click on Windows Start > Programs > Motorola homesight (or Start > All Programs > Motorola homesight or something similar, depending on which Windows version you are using). 2. Click on Uninstall Motorola homesight. 3. Follow the uninstallation prompts.

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    Discover Devices As you become more familiar with the operation of your Motorola homesight Software you may wish to expand the system's capabilities by adding new cameras, sensors, or other devices. You can use the Discovery screen to add those new devices to the system. You can also use the Discovery screen to remove one or more devices from the system.

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    4. As each new device is detected by the system, a device detected message will be shown. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • shows the name for each device (either a default or custom name) • shows a device type icon for each device • shows the device status for each device • identifies each device's power source Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    2. To add a device to the group, select the device from the list on the left and click the ADD> button. The column on the right shows devices that belong to this group. 3. To remove a device from the group, select the device from the list on the right and click on the <REMOVE button. are created automatically: Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Existing groups are listed on the Group section on the Discovery screen. Clicking on the Edit icon will allow you to change the group name and add or remove devices from the group. Clicking on the Delete icon will prompt you to delete the group. Deleting a group will not delete the devices from your system. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    If you have a wireless "WiFi" network set up in your home, it is possible that video transmissions from your wireless camera(s) could temporarily interfere with the operation of your wireless network. If you experience network interruptions when a wireless camera is transmitting, you may wish to tell your Motorola homesight Software to avoid using the same channel as your wireless network.

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    3. After you click the OK button, a confirmation message (or an error message) will be displayed. Click OK to dismiss the message. The camera properties panel will remain open so that you can make further changes. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    CAPTION (Winodws 2000 only) • 'On' causes the caption to be overlaid on the live camera view and on captured images and video clips for this camera. 'Off' turns off the caption display. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    DEFAULT • Resets all camera properties to default values (including camera name) Related Topics Device Discovery Wireless Camera Wireless Camera (Day) Wireless Camera (Day-Night) Live Video System Controls Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs WiFi Interference Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    A set of screen navigation buttons are available at the upper left side of the Device Overview. Click on one of the screen navigation buttons to view one of the other top-level screens that comprise the Motorola homesight Software. A top-level screen is one that organizes a set of related activities, such as controlling the operation of one or more devices or installing and setting up those devices.

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    – view detailed operating instructions and troubleshooting information Most of the top-level screens appear within the main window, which is a rectangular area on your computer's desktop that is under the control of the Motorola homesight Software. The help viewer displays help topics inside a separate window. That permits you to read a help topic at the same time that you are working with one of the other top level screens.

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    System Controls The System Controls menu located in the lower left corner of the Motorola homesight Software screen allows quick access to common system tasks. Arm All – arms all devices Disarm All – disarms all devices Video – opens the Home –...

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    1. Click your mouse on the down-arrow (at the right side of the selector) to display the list of names of your installed cameras 2. Click on the name of the camera that you would like to view. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The Arm Motion Sensor option shows the current armed state and allows you to change the current arm state by checking or un-check the option. Checked=Armed and Not Checked=Disarmed. Related Topics Arming Methods Camera Properties Wired Camera Wireless Camera Wireless Camera (Day) Wireless Camera (Day-Night) Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The Device Overview screen is the main screen for controlling and viewing status of devices and groups in your Motorola homesight Software. When you start homesight, the Device Overview screen is the first screen displayed. From this screen, you can perform tasks such as the following: •...

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    A black device type icon indicates that the device is operating properly, while an icon with a warning sign indicates that the device may be experiencing a problem (for example, a low-battery condition). Example device type icons: Good camera status: Bad camera status: Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Device State Descriptions Each device shown in the device list (such as a camera and a sensor) automatically reports its state to the Motorola homesight Software system whenever that state changes. The current device state is indicated by an icon as well as by a text description. The description depends on the device and status, as follows:...

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    • closed, disarmed • dry, armed • dry, disarmed • wet, armed • wet, disarmed • xxF, armed • xxF, not armed • armed • disarmed • ready • no communication with device • on • off Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Displays the current temperature in Fahrenheit (F). An event will be generated if the temperature crosses a threshold. xxF, not armed Displays the current temperature in Fahrenheit (F). No temperature threshold events will be generated. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Device Config Every device that you can use with the Motorola homesight Software has one or more features or properties that affect the way that the device operates. When a device is first added to your system, the device's properties are set to default values that will permit the device to function properly. If you wish, you may customize some or all of the properties of a device by using the device properties panel for that device.

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    Shown below are the icons that represent the device power source: AC power: Battery power (from low-battery charge to full charge): If the system has not yet determined the power source for a device, a grayed-out battery power icon will be displayed. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Execute action list. This list will be dynamically changed depending on the types of devices you have in the group. This can be very useful if you want to easily arm/disarm devices in particular zones. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    To view devices from a single group, select the group name in the Device Overview selection menu. Related Topics Device Discovery Wireless Keypad Door/Window Sensor Motion Sensor Power Controller Repeater Siren Temperature Sensor Water Sensor Wireless Camera Wireless Camera (Day) Wireless Camera (Day-Night) Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Event Schedule The Motorola homesight Software provides a powerful mechanism for automating your system. Event schedules can be created to execute a series of actions when an event occurs during a specific time range. Actions can also be triggered on a certain time of the day. Additionally, notifications can be associated with the Event Schedule to send alerts to your email address or cell phone.

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    On the Event Schedule screen, click on the Add button to add a new event schedule. There can be up to 16 schedules configured for your system. Editing An Event Schedule On the Event Schedule screen, highlight the schedule you want to edit and click on the Edit button to edit. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The following example will only be executed "When motion is detected from the Front door camera on weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm...". If motion is detected outside the Day and Time Range (and the camera is armed) the associated actions will not be executed, but the event will still be added to the Event Archives. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Actions can be schedule to be executed at a certain time of the day. Time events can be specified to execute everyday, weekdays, weekends or on a specific day of the week. The following example demonstrates "At 6:00 PM every Friday...": Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Delete icon in the row you wish to remove. Device Groups can also be conveniently selected as a single action item. Up to 8 actions can added. If you wish just to be notified that the event occurred, then do not add any actions to the list and configure the Event Notifications. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Event Notifications (optional) Your Motorola homesight Software features the ability to notify you by e-mail messaging, text messaging or both whenever an event that you are interested in (for example, a door opening, water appearing on the basement floor, or the temperature dropping too low) has been triggered by a device. Setting up your system to...

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    Attachment option will add an image or video clip attachment to all of the email address recipients (if there is an action to capture an image or video). To remove an address from the recipient list, click on the Delete icon in the appropriate row. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Before you can set up your system to send notification messages to your e-mail account, you must first define an SMTP (Internet mail) network connection between your Motorola system and your ISP's mail server. To define this network connection, click on the EDIT SMTP INFO button and fill in the requested information.

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    REMOVE button. To un-highlight an entry without taking action on it, click on the CANCEL button. When you are finished adding destination addresses (or if you have not taken any action), click on the DONE button to dismiss the edit email profiles panel. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    CANCEL button. When you are finished adding destination addresses (or if you have not taken any action), click on the DONE button to dismiss the edit text profiles panel. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Related Topics Event Archives Event Logs Arming Methods Wireless Keypad System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The Event Archive screen acts as an electronic photo album. It provides simple tools for storing and viewing the still images (snapshots) and video clips captured by your Motorola homesight Software. The images and videos are stored and viewed on your own computer.

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    Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Shown below is an example of a still image as it is displayed in the Archive Preview. Included are the date and time of the image capture, the name of the device that initiated the capture, and a description of the event that triggered the capture. In the example shown here, a still image was captured when the wireless camera's motion detector was triggered. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The buttons include PLAY/PAUSE, FORWARD and REWIND. While a video clip is playing back, you will be able to listen to any sound that may have been picked up by the camera's built-in microphone at the time that the video was captured. The sound can be turned off by toggling the MUTE button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    When choosing a device, select Device and the device name in the Filter By fields: Select Device - All Devices to remove any filtering. To filter the list by date, select Date and the date range in the Filter By fields, then click the List button: Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Display page number X out of a total of Y archive pages. ITEMS PER PAGE • Changes the number of archive items displayed per page. DELETE (column heading) • Places a check mark next to each archive item on the current page. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    PREV ITEM • View the previous item in the currently filtered/sorted list. NEXT ITEM • View the next item in the currently filtered/sorted list. Related Topics Device Discovery System Controls Event Scheduling Arming Methods Event Logs Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Event Log The Event Log saves and presents a history of all events that have been recorded by your Motorola homesight for you to review all device activity that has taken place during unattended operation of the Motorola homesight helping to diagnose problems with the system.

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    MB, the system will automatically delete the oldest log file in order to free some space for new event records. In addition to the Event Log, your Motorola homesight Software maintains a set of internal logs that may be used by a technical support representative to help (TM) in determining the source of any problem that you may encounter.

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    ZIP LOGS • Click this button if you have been requested to do so by Motorola Technical Support. The current Motorola homesight packaged in a single "zip" file. A pop-up message will tell you where to find that file. Please e-mail the file to Technical Support in accordance with their directions.

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    Remote Access Your Motorola homesight Software offers an optional remote service* that allows you to completely control and monitor your system from anywhere on the Internet. With this remote service you can: • View live streaming video • Arm and disarm your devices •...

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    Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    That's it! - You are now ready to access your Motorola homesight Software anywhere from the Internet. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    System Controller The System Controller is a compact unit that attaches to your PC and enables the Motorola homesight Software system to communicate with, monitor, and control devices such as cameras and sensors. The System Controller supports the following features: •...

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    A fresh set of batteries is expected to last up to 12 months. You can check the device's battery state by looking at the device list on the device overview page of the homesight software. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    You can also change the name of the key to more easily associate it with an individual. Double-click on the Key Name column and type in the new name. When finished, press enter. The Keypad Keys will work on all of the Wireless Keypads you have registered with the system. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Red: There was a problem communicating with the controller • Unlit: The Wireless Keypad is in sleep mode (battery operation only) Home or Away macros and modify the associated actions. For example, you may want to Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Green (blinking): The system is being put into Home mode • Green (solid): The system is in Home mode • Unlit: The button is not active KEYPORT • Red (blinking): Battery mode • Red (solid): Power mode Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    SENSOR NAME • Enter a name for the selected access panel (up to 30 characters). The device name will be used to identify the selected device in the Device Overview, Archives, Event Log, and other screens. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the device properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on Set are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all device properties to default values (including device name) Related Topics Wireless Keypad Wireless Keypad Properties Arming Methods Device Discovery Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Macro Menu System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The sensor should be mounted so that the LED lamp (located on the front side of the sensor) is visible. The lamp flashes when the sensor is communicating with the Wireless System Controller. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The contact sensor properties Config panel gives you control over sensor settings such as: • sensor name • power saving behavior To display the contact sensor properties panel, click on the Config icon (located at the right of each sensor entry in the Device Overview device list). Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Changes that have been made to settings are applied to the sensor. A confirmation (or error) message will pop up. The panel will remain open. CANCEL • Closes the sensor properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on Set are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all sensor properties to default values (including sensor name) Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Related Topics Wireless Keypad Properties Device Discovery Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Arming Methods System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The Motion Sensor package is constructed of UV-resistant ABS plastic allowing for indoor or sheltered outdoor use. The sensor should be mounted in an upright position with the LED lamp (located on the front side of the sensor) visible. The lamp flashes when the sensor is communicating with the Wireless System Controller. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    You can use the motion sensor properties panel to change one or more settings for a specific sensor, or revert to default settings. Changed sensor settings will take effect after you click the SET button. To close the motion sensor properties panel without making changes, click on the CANCEL button. To return all settings to default values, click on the DEFAULT button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The default power mode is Normal. Click on the down arrow and select from the list. • Changes that have been made to settings are applied to the sensor. A confirmation (or error) message will pop up. The panel will remain open. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the sensor properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on SET are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all sensor properties to default values (including sensor name) Related Topics Device Discovery Motion Sensor Event Scheduling Arming Methods Event Archives Event Logs System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Power Controller This Wireless Power Controller lets you use your Motorola homesight Software system to turn lights and appliances on and off within your home. Use your system to control lights and appliances in other rooms, or schedule events in advance, such as turning the coffee pot on at 6 a.m. or the front porch lights on at 6 p.m.

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    You can use the power controller properties screen to change one or more settings for a specific device, or revert to default settings. Changed device settings will take effect after you click the OK button. To close the power controller properties screen without making changes, click on the CANCEL button. To return all settings to default values, click on the DEFAULT button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • if the power controller is currently 'on,' clicking the Control icon will turn it off after this setting. • Changes that have been made to settings are applied to the device. A confirmation (or error) message will pop up. The panel will remain open. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the device properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on OK are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all device properties to default values (including device name). Related Topics Device Discovery Device Control Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Arming Methods System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Wireless Repeater Extend the range of your Motorola homesight Software system to encompass your entire home or yard. The Wireless Repeater extends the usable communication range of most other sensors and control devices connected to your Motorola homesight Software system.

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    • Selecting 'yes' will disable the repeater from repeating communications from devices out of range. 'No' allows repeating communications. CLIENT HISTORY • Displays the names of the devices that are being repeated. These devices would normally be out of range if the repeater is disabled. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the device properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on Set are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all device properties to default values (including device name). Related Topics Device Discovery Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Wireless Siren Add an extra dimension of security to your Motorola homesight Software system. When your system is armed, the Wireless Siren provides a piercing audible alarm in response to an event detected by other sensors in your system (for example, if the back door is opened in the middle of the night). It will even provide audible feedback (a chirp) when a sensor is triggered while your system is unarmed.

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    You can use the siren properties screen to change one or more settings for a specific device, or revert to default settings. Changed device settings will take effect after you click the OK button. To close the siren properties screen without making changes, click on the CANCEL button. To return all settings to default values, click on the DEFAULT button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the device properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on OK are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all device properties to default values (including device name). Related Topics Device Discovery Siren System Controls Event Scheduling Arming Methods Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The Temperature Sensor works by monitoring temperature changes within a range of 14°F to 104°F (using the built-in sensor element) and transmitting the current temperature to your Wireless System Controller. You can set the Motorola homesight Software system to notify you when the temperature falls outside your preferred range.

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    Notes: The Temperature Sensor cannot be used on metal doors, metal door frames, or on or inside of metal objects. The discovery button is accessible from the back side of the sensor, so it will be most convenient for you to register the sensor with your Motorola homesight Software before mounting the sensor.

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    SENSOR NAME • Enter a name for the selected temperature sensor (up to 30 characters). The sensor name will be used to identify the selected sensor in the Device Overview, Archives, Event Log, and other screens. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the sensor properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on OK are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all sensor properties to default values (including sensor name). Related Topics Device Discovery System Controls Arming Methods Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    When water is detected (or lack of water is detected), the sensor sends an event to the Wireless System Controller, which places a notification into your archive screen. The Motorola homesight Software system can configure the sensor to send an event upon detecting a wet condition, or upon detecting a dry condition, or for both wet and dry conditions.

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    The sensor should be mounted so that the LED lamp (located on the front side of the sensor) is visible. The lamp flashes when the sensor is communicating with the Motorola controller. The sensor cable should be positioned to place the sensor element in contact with an area that you want to monitor for wetness or dryness.

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    In the Save mode, the sensor sleeps for longer periods of time before reporting the sensor's "health" to the control unit, which can provide up to double the battery lifetime of Normal mode. Note, however that in either Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Closes the sensor properties panel. Any changes that have been made to settings without clicking on OK are discarded. DEFAULT • Resets all sensor properties to default values (including sensor name). Related Topics Device Discovery Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Arming Methods System Controls Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Motorola homesight Software system. The camera has a built-in microphone and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor. A red light (inside the camera) illuminates whenever the motion sensor detects motion. The camera connects to the Motorola Wireless System Controller via a 6- foot long cable.

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    Related Topics Arming Methods Event Scheduling Device Discovery Event Archives Device Properties Event Logs System Controls Wireless Camera (Day) Live Video Wireless Camera (Day-Night) Wireless Camera WiFi Interference Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Avoid pointing the camera lens directly at the sun or at a bright light source. The scene that is viewed by the camera can be transmitted to the Motorola System Controller via the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The 2.4 GHz antenna may be adjusted to provide the highest image quality at the System Controller.

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    The Wireless Camera is a compact, high-resolution color video camera featuring automatic brightness, contrast, and white-balance controls. Image brightness and contrast may also be controlled through the Motorola homesight Software system. The camera has a built-in microphone and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor.

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    Avoid pointing the camera lens directly at the sun or at a bright light source. The scene that is viewed by the camera can be transmitted to the Motorola System Controller via the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Camera operation is controlled by the system controller via a fully-supervised UHF telemetry link.

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    Related Topics Device Properties Event Scheduling Event Archives Event Logs Arming Methods System Controls Live Video WiFi Interference Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Help Viewer The Help Viewer is an online reference to the features and operation of your Motorola homesight Software system and devices. It uses a window that is separate from the main window, allowing you to position it alongside the main window.

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    The folder's topic titles will be displayed below the folder icon. To hide a folder's topic titles, double-click again on the folder name or icon. Shown below is a topic selection in the Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    To view the search hits in a different topic, simply click on the topic name in the Navigation pane, and the corresponding topic will appear in the Topic pane: Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    To change the split between the navigation pane and topic pane: 1. Click and hold your mouse on the bar that separates those two panes. 2. Drag the mouse to the left or right. 3. Release the mouse button. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    • Go forward to the next topic in the Table of Contents Table of Contents icon (navigation pane) • Display the table of contents in the Navigation pane Search icon (navigation pane) • Perform a full-text search Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    The following screen will appear the first time you access the Update Manger. Here you can see all of the applications for which the Update Manager monitors updates. Click on Check for Updates Now. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    1. Click on the InstallShield icon to display the Update manager. 2. If updates for more than one application are displayed, make sure you highlight Motorola homesight. 3. You can choose to install the updates later, or to install right now.

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    4. (Choosing to install now) InstallShield begins downloading to install the updates. 5. After the updates are downloaded, The update begins the installation process. You must agree to the terms of the Software License Agreement in order for the installation to proceed. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    6. The update checks your installed software to ensure that all 7. The update indicates when the update is complete. Click Finish. necessary elements are present. 8. Click OK to finish updating. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Check to make sure that the sensor has been registered properly with the controller. Make sure that you have the proper settings configured for the sensor and the desired sensor event (in the Event Setup screen). Make sure that sensors are armed. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    If the LED is red, adjust the orientation of the camera's antenna (or move the camera closer to the system controller) until the LED turns green. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Contact Information Please call the Motorola toll-free number, 1-877-466-8646, for technical support or warranty service. selected in the live video window. If the lamp is red, adjust the orientation of the camera's antenna (or move the camera closer to the system controller) until the lamp turns green.

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    Archive Thumbnail Icons Icons displayed in the archive screen to represent captured events: Video Capture Event Door Sensor Event Water Sensor Event Temperature Sensor Event Motion Sensor Event Siren Event Wireless Keypad Event Other Camera Event Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Device State Descriptions Each device shown in the device list (such as a camera and a sensor) automatically reports its state to the Motorola homesight Software system whenever that state changes. The current device state is indicated by an icon as well as by a text description. The description depends on the device and status, as follows:...

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    The sensor is currently detecting a closed state. No event will be generated if a state change occurs. dry, armed The sensor is currently detecting a dry state. An event will be generated if a state change is detected. Status Description • ready • no communication with device • on • off Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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    Displays the current temperature in Fahrenheit (F). An event will be generated if the temperature crosses a threshold. xxF, not armed Displays the current temperature in Fahrenheit (F). No temperature threshold events will be generated. See the troubleshooting section of the help viewer for assistance in resolving device problems. Motorola homesight™ USER GUIDE...

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