Sony IPELA SNC-XM631 - Mini-Dome Camera Installation Manual

Sony IPELA SNC-XM631 - Mini-Dome Camera Installation Manual

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Sony IPELA SNC-XM631 - Mini-Dome Camera Installation Manual

About the Manuals

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.

Installation Manual (this document)
This Installation Manual describes the names and functions of parts and controls of the Network Camera, gives connection examples and explains how to set up the camera. Be sure to read the Installation Manual before operating.

Safety Regulations (supplied)
The Safety Regulations describes the secure usage of camera. Be sure to read it.

SNC easy IP setup Guide (stored in the CD-ROM)
User's Guide/Application Guide (Web)
The User's Guide describes how to set up the camera and how to control the camera via a Web browser.
After installing and connecting the camera correctly, operate referring to this User's Guide.

Using the software

The supplied CD-ROM includes the setup program for assigning an IP address. The information for how to set up an IP address is also included in the disc in PDF format.
User's Guide and Application Guide can be the disc, or the following URL:

Using the CD-ROM manual

The manual can be read on a computer with Adobe Reader installed. You can download Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.

  1. Open the index.html file in the CD-ROM.
  2. Select and click on the manual that you want to read.

warning Note:
If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one from your Sony dealer or Sony service counter.

Adobe and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Assigning the IP address

Assign the IP address using the setup program in the supplied CD-ROM.
For details on how to set up the IP address, see SNC easy IP Setup Guide.

Location and Function of Part

The cable is not connected at the time of shipment.


Location and Function of Part - Side

  1. I/O (input/output) cable (supplied)
    Provided with one sensor input and one alarm output. The wires comply with the following signals:
Pin No. Pin name Color Pin No. Pin name Color
1 Sensor In + Red 3 Alarm Out + Blue
2 Sensor In − (GND) Black 4 Alarm Out − White
  • For details about functions and settings, refer to the User's Guide.
  • For wiring, refer to "Connecting the I/O cable" on the reverse side.
  1. Knockout type flange
    When threading the cables through the side of the camera, use pliers to break off the knockout flange (with pliers, etc.).
  2. LAN (network) connector (PoE) [RJ45]
    Connect a network cable (UTP, category 5) to this port to communicate with a network or PoE* system.
    (*PoE stands for Power over Ethernet. It is pursuant to IEEE802.3af.)
    • For details on connection, refer to "Connection to the electrical power network" on the reverse side.
  3. Dome case


Location and Function of Part - Inside

  1. SD card slot
    Image data in the camera can be recorded to a memory card by inserting an SD memory card (sold separately) into the slot.
    When inserting, point the contact area at the rating label side (referring to the illustration), and be sure to insert it completely.
    This unit is only compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards.
  2. Lock lever
    Press the lever inward and turn the dome case, then remove the dome case from the camera unit.
  3. Reset switch
    To reset the camera to the factory default settings, hold down the reset switch and supply power to the camera.
  4. Camera head
  5. POWER indicator (Green)
    When the power is supplied to the camera, the camera starts checking the system. If the system is normal, the indicator lights up.
  6. NETWORK indicator
    The indicator lights up or flashes when the camera is connected to the network. The indicator is off when the camera is not connected to the network.
  7. Screw holes for installing the camera (2 positions)
    Make sure to tighten the screws securely when installing the camera.
  8. Camera unit
  9. Lens
  10. mark
    Indicates the image direction.
  11. Camera head fixing screw
    Firstly, loosen the screw and point the camera head in the desired direction, then tighten the screw to secure in place.
  12. I/O (input/output) port
    Connect the supplied I/O cable.
  13. Rating Label
    This label shows the name of device and its electric rating.
  14. Hole for fall-prevention rope
    Attach the rope (sold separately).
    You can purchase the fall-prevention rope at the store of purchase or authorized Sony dealer.


  • If you attach the camera in the height such as the wall or the ceiling, etc., entrust the installation to an experienced contractor or installer.
  • If you install the camera on the ceiling, ensure that the ceiling is strong enough to withstand the weight of the camera plus the Mounting Adaptor and then install the camera securely. If the ceiling is not strong enough, the camera may fall and cause serious injury.
  • To prevent the camera from falling, make sure to attach the fall-prevention rope (sold separately).
  • If you attach the camera to the ceiling, check periodically, at least once a year, to ensure that the connection has not loosened. If conditions warrant, make this periodic check more frequently.
  • Do not install the camera in a location that is exposed to sunlight.

Deciding the Installation Location of the Camera

Deciding the Installation Location of the Camera
Unit: mm (inches)

After deciding the direction in which the camera will shoot, make the required hole for the connecting cables using the supplied template ( - a ). Then decide the two mounting hole positions to install the camera ( - b ).

Mounting screws
The camera has two ø 4.5 mm ( inch) mounting holes. The required mounting screws differ depending on the installation location and its material. (Mounting screws are not supplied.)

Steel wall or ceiling: Use M4 bolts and nuts. (Hexagon head bolt should not be used.)

Wooden wall or ceiling: Use M4 tapping screws. The panel thickness must be 15 mm ( inch) or more.

Concrete wall: Use anchors, bolts and plugs suitable for concrete walls. (Head shape of M4 bolt: Pan head screw or hexagon head bolt should not be used.)

Junction box: Use screws to match the holes on the junction box. (Head shape of screw: ø 7 mm ( inch) Height 4 mm ( inch) or less)

The required mounting screws differ depending on the installation location and its material. If you do not secure the camera with the appropriate mounting screws, the camera may fall off.

Connecting the I/O Cable

Connect the wires of the I/O cable as illustrated in .

Wiring diagram for the I/O cable
Wiring diagram for the I/O cable - Part 1

Wiring diagram for the I/O cable - Part 2

Installing the Camera

Installing the Camera

  1. Remove the dome case.
    Insert a flat-blade driver in the slit of the dome case outside (-a) and turn the dome case in the counterclockwise direction.
    Remove the dome case.
  2. Attach the fall-prevention rope (sold separately) (-b) to the ceiling or wall and the camera.
  3. Connect the network cable.
  4. Insert the I/O cable.
  5. Install the camera.
    Align the two screw holes on the camera with the fixed screw positions on the ceiling or wall using the supplied template. Then, tighten the screws (sold separately).

warning Note:
Install the camera in an environment warmer than 0°C (32°F).

Adjusting the Camera Direction and Coverage

Adjusting the Camera Direction and Coverage

  1. Loosen the camera head fixing screw (-a) by turning it two or three times.
  2. Adjust the camera to turn the lens in the desired direction.
  3. Tighten the camera head fixing screw. (Recommended torque: 0.6 N∙m)

warning Notes:

  • Adjusting the camera head angle without first loosening the camera head fixing screw may damage internal parts.
  • Lens rotation direction is ±175°. If you turn the lens beyond the movable range of rotation, the wiring inside the camera may be damaged.

Attaching the Dome Case

Attaching the Dome Case

  1. Attach the dome case to the camera unit aligning the projecting mark (-a) of the dome cover with the recessed mark (-b) of the camera unit ().
    Turn the dome case in the clockwise direction until it is locked ().
  2. Remove the protecting film on the dome cover.


Connection to the electrical power network
Connect the network connector of the camera to a PoE* supported device (such as a hub) using the network cable (straight, not supplied).
The electrical power is supplied through the network cable. For details, refer to the instruction manuals of the PoE* supported devices.
(* PoE: The acronym for Power over Ethernet. IEEE802.3af standard compliant devices.)

warning Note:
Do not turn off the camera immediately after turning it on. Wait for at least five minutes before turning off the camera.


Video compression format JPEG/H.264
Maximum frame rate 30 fps
Image device 1/2.9 type CMOS (Exmor)
Effective picture elements:
Approx. 2,140,000
Synchronization Internal synchronization
Minimum illumination View-DR Off/VE* Off/Auto gain control maximum rate MAX/50 IRE (IP)/30 fps
Color: 0.3 lx
Black & White: 0.3 lx

* VE stands for Visibility Enhancer.
Focal length f = 2.8 mm
Maximum relative aperture F2.0
View angle 1920 × 1080 (aspect ratio 16:9):
Horizontal: 113°, Vertical: 61°
Movable angle Pan: 350°
Tilt: 0° to 60°
Rotation: −175° to +175°
LAN port (PoE) 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, auto negotiation
I/O ports
SD memory card slot
Sensor input: 1 port, MAKE contact/BREAK contact switchable
Alarm output: 1 port (Semiconductor relay +/–50 V, 0.4 A or less) (electrically isolated from the camera unit)
Power supply IEEE802.3af compliant (PoE system)
Power consumption 4.0 W (PoE CLASS 2)
Operating temperature –10°C to +50°C (15°F to 122°F)
Activation temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature –30°C to +60°C (–22°F to +140°F)
Operating humidity 20% to 80%
Storage humidity 20% to 80%
Dimensions (diameter/height) ø 104.5 mm (4 1/8 inches) × 56.5 mm (2 1/4 inches) (not including the projecting parts)
Mass Approx. 200 g (7 oz)
Supplied accessories Template (1), I/O cable (1), CD-ROM (supplied programs) (1), Safety Regulations, Installation
Manual (this document) (1 set)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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