Package Contents D-Link DCS-2100+ Internet Camera Power Adapter Installation software and manual on CD Quick Installation Guide Camera Stand Category 5 Ethernet Cable 2 Antennas If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DCS-2100+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
Introduction The D-Link DCS-2100+ Wireless Internet Camera is a powerful surveillance system that connects wirelessly to your 802.11b network. The DCS-2100+ features enhanced 802.11b and connects wirelessly at up to 22 Mbps (Megabits per second). The DCS-2100+ differs from a conventional...
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Connections Antenna Connectors Reset Button DC Power Connector Ethernet Cable Connector I/O Connector Antenna Two antennas are included with the DCS-2100+. These are screwed onto the antenna connectors on the back panel to provide a connection with a wireless network. Ethernet Cable Connector The Internet Camera’s back panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling.
Connections (continued) DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera’s back panel and is labeled 12VDC with a single socket to supply power to the Internet Camera. I/O Connector The DCS-2100+ provides a terminal block with two pairs of connectors situated on the back panel.
Hardware Installation Connect to a Network If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a wired Ethernet network, connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the Internet Camera’s back panel and attach it to the network. If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a 802.11b wireless Ethernet network, attach the two wireless antennas to the antenna connectors on the back panel of the...
Software Installation After you have successfully completed the hardware installation of the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera, it is necessary to install software to configure and operate the camera. The first step is to run the IP Installer program on the CD. IP Installer allows you to use the Internet Camera with your Internet browser. After the IP Installer software program is completed, you will have an operating and controllable Internet Camera.
Software Installation (continued) Click IP Installer The opening IP Installer screen will appear 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”...
Software Installation (continued) The IP Installer 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 a “Yes” under the assigned column. The camera is now automatically configured with an IP address consistent to the device it is connected to.
Software Installation (continued) At this point we highly recommend that you click on Configuration, Tools, Administrator, and put in a password for security purposes. Enter the administrative password. Click Save and then the “X” at the top right-hand corner of your browser to close the page.
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”...
Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME (continued) Click Add/Remove Windows Components The following screen will appear: Select Networking Services (Communications in Windows Click Details Select Universal Plug and Play Click...
Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME (continued) Click Next Please wait while Setup configures the components. Click Finish...
Enabling UPnP for Windows XP/ME (continued) To view your DCS-2100+ Internet Camera in an Internet browser, go to your Desktop and click My Network Places. Click My Network Places Click DCS-2100+-102 The last three digits (102), represent the fourth octet of your Internet Camera’s IP address (in this example, 126.96.36.199).
Installing IP surveillance Software The IP surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera converts the DCS-2100+ into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with these features: Real-time Monitoring Video Recording to hard disk High quality video High video compression ratio Maximum of 16 cameras with different display layouts...
Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Click Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click No to exit the installation. Click Next Enter your name and company information and click Next.
Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Select the destination directory. Click Next Select the program folder the software will be installed into. Click Next...
Installing IP surveillance Software (continued) Click Next Click Finish The installation is complete.
Testing the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera Open your Internet browser and type in the IP address of the DCS-2100+. In this example the address is: http://192.168.0.102 (your DCS-2100+ may have a dif- ferent IP address based on what you used in the IP In- staller program.) The window in the center of your browser is the camera image window.
Security At this point it is highly recommended that you click on the Configuration button on the Home screen, and then the Tools tab to bring you to the Admin screen. Enter a password for security purposes. To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized use of the Internet Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System Administration settings to allow users entry and authorize privileges for all users.
1 DCS-2100+ Internet Camera • 1 Ethernet Cable • A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DI-614+ Wireless Router • Ethernet based PC for system configuration SETTING UP THE DCS-2100+ FOR USE BEHIND A ROUTER Installing a DCS-2100+ Internet Camera on your network is an easy 4–step...
Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) This is the IP Address assigned to your camera. Write it down for later use. 192.168.0.102 is only an example. You will probably have a different IP Address. Assign a Local IP Address with IP Installer View the Internet Camera using your Internet Explorer Web browser Run your Internet Explorer Web browser.
The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DI-614+ is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DI-614+ by following the steps outlined in the DI-614+ Quick Installation Guide.
Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) http://192.168.0.1 Your WAN IP Address will be listed here. Determine Your Router’s IP Address (WAN) Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location.
Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) Follow these steps to configure your router’s Virtual Server settings: • Click Enabled. • Enter a different name for each entry. • Enter your camera’s local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.102 in the example in step on page 23) in the Private IP field.
Viewing Your Camera After all the router settings have been entered correctly, a PC user inside or outside your network will have access to the camera through the Internet Explorer Web browser. To access the camera from the Internet, type the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, followed by a colon, and the port number that you gave your camera (e.g., http://188.8.131.52:83).
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have an operating DCS-2100+ Internet Camera configured with the Installer program. You also have installed the IP surveillance software from the CD. This section of the manual will deal with using the Internet Camera in two parts: Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser and accessing the screens to control and monitor the camera.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home Page Screen The image from the DCS-2100+ should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor. There are two buttons on the left side of the Home page: Connection Type Configuration.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Connection Type Screen The following options are available from the Connection Type screen: Media Option: Allows a user to disable audio when viewing video. Protocol Option The UDP Protocol should be chosen for the most users.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Configuration Click Configuration There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab, different elements of the DCS-2100+ can be configured. The Advanced tab is the default screen in Configuration and Network is the default screen under Advanced.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Network Reset IP Address at next boot Once the DCS-2100+ is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times. If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, run IP Installer to find the camera’s IP address.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Streaming Settings Control channel port - Can be set to other than the default port 5001 to correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Audio channel port - Can be set to other than the default port 5002 to correspond with the port opened by the firewall.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Channel - The default wireless channel setting is channel 6. Select the channel that is the same as the other wireless devices on your network. TX Rate- Select the transmission rate on the network.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP Click the Mail&FTP button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that control sending images via email and FTP. Click Mail & FTP SMTP SMTP (mail) server 1 - The domain name or IP address of external mail server.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) SMTP account name 2 - The user name for the second SMTP server. The password used to log into the second e-mail SMTP password 2 - account.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) Primary FTP Passive Mode- 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.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP Click the DDNS & UPnP button from the Configuration screen to access DDNS & UPnP settings. Click DDNS &UPnP Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service) is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing (dynamic) IP address.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > DDNS & UPnP (Continued) Enable DDNS - Click to enable the DDNS function. Provider- Select your Dynamic DNS provider from the pull down menu. Host name- Enter the host name of the DDNS server. Username/E-mail- Enter your username or e-mail used to connect to the DDNS server.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Video Click the Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that affect how the video image appears. Click Video Text on video - Text will be displayed in the black bar above the video window with the timestamp.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Video (Continued) Power line frequency Fluorescent lights may intermittently cause a flashing image depending on the AC power line (for fluorescent light) frequency. Change the frequency setting to eliminate a flashing image when the light source is fluorescent light.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance: “Best performance” means the image refresh rate should be the fastest possible and the video quality should be the best possible at the lowest network bandwidth possible.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance (continued): I want to compromise between real-time and clear images If you have a broadband network, set Fix quality to Good image quality, or higher, instead of setting the Bit rate.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) From this screen you can fine tune the video image. Image Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue are all adjusted in the same manner. For each video compensation you can set from among eleven levels ranged from -5 to +5.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Motion Detection (continued) Enable motion detection - Check this option to turn on the motion detection. Window Name - The text entered here will show at the top of the motion window.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin Click on the Tools tab to access 4 utility screens for controlling and administering the DCS-2100+. The default screen in Tools is the Admin screen. The DCS-2100+ is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows the ability to access the DCS-2100+ (including the Configuration) by anyone as long as the IP address is known.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued) Guest account: This option allows a user to connect to a camera with view-only privileges. User name is demo. No password is required. This is useful for demonstrations and keeps guests separate from users with accounts.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > System Keep current date and Click to save the current date and time of time - DCS-2100+. An internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the power is off. Sync with computer time- Synchronize the date and time of DCS-2100+ with the local computer.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications Click on the Applications button to access the Applications settings from the Tools menu.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Weekly schedule: Sunday through Saturday - Select the weekdays that should perform the following operations: Snapshots begin at - Set the time to start operations. Setting the begin time the same as the stop time will force the operations to run continuously.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Trigger action - There are four options for two actions regarding either trigger condition. They can have multiple selections. While choosing the trigger output alarm, the digital output will short both pins to connect the circuit of the attached external device;...
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) FTP put snapshots with If the suffix is added, the captured date and time date and time suffix - can be easily differentiated from the snapshot file name in either sequential or event operation.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Device Info Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-2100+ system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the Status tab.
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Log Click on the Log button to access a system log of system activity from the Status menu. The content of the log file reveals useful information about the current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-2100+ boots up.
Record Snapshots to your FTP server Administrators can combine options on the application page to perform many useful security applications. There are two trigger sources available: from an external sensor or with built-in motion detection. There are also two kinds of actions that can respond to these events that include uploading snapshots over the internet and driving attached devices.
Record Snaptshots to your FTP server (continued) Next, click the Mail & FTP button under the Advanced tab to set the FTP server settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Mail & FTP 184.108.40.206 John Smith Snapshot 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.
Record Snaptshots to your FTP server with Motion Detection (continued) 1st FTP user name- Specify the user name to access the external FTP server (ex. John Smith). 1st FTP password- Specify the password to access the external FTP server (ex. 12345). 1st FTP remote folder- Specify the destination folder in the external FTP server (ex.
Record Snaptshots to your FTP server (continued) Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Applications In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be recorded to an FTP site: Select the weekdays you would like to record and enter the “Snapshots begin”...
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 5.x or above CPU: Intel Pentium III 800GHz or above SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued) Click Next The “License Agreement” window below will appear. Please read the following license agreement carefully. Click “Yes” to accept this agreement and proceed with the installation. Click...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued) Next, the “User information” window below will appear. This window will prompt you to enter the user name and company name. Enter your user name and company name and then click “Next” to continue. Click Next You must setup the administrator’s password in order to proceed.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued) Select the installation directory for this application software and click “Next”, which is shown in the figure below. You can change the installation directory by clicking “Browse…” Click Next Select a program folder to install the application software and then click “Next”, which is shown in the figure below.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Installing the IP surveillance software (continued) After checking all the setup information in the window shown below, click “Next” to start the installation of the application. Click Next Click “Finish”, in the window shown below, to finish installation. The program is now installed on your computer.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher Launcher is a controller program that allows users to invoke Monitor or Playback quickly. It allows recording before user login. System Tray Icon The Launcher icon reflects current state of IP surveillance. The icon in the system tray signifies that the IP surveillance Software is currently active on the system.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher (continued) When Launcher is locked, the unlock window will appear, prompting for the user password in order to unlock. The input area of the dialog will be grayed (disabled) for 60 seconds after 3 consecutive failures.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Launcher (continued) Tools Contains many utilities. Currently only change password is implemented. The change password dialog looks like this: Autorun at Startup Users can select whether or not to autorun Launcher when Window boots up. Monitor Starts up the Monitor program.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program Features of the Monitor Program Traditional Surveillance Features: Real-time monitoring Pan and Tilt control Recording Special Features: The digital surveillance system supports not only the features listed above, but also the following features, which make the system more powerful and convenient.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Application Layout and Functionalities This section demonstrates a global view of the monitor program, shown below. The components of the monitor tool will be introduced in detail in the following sections. Misc. Functions Video Area Channel Area Layout Area...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Layout area You can change the monitoring layout in this area. There are six kinds of layouts: 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, or 16 video display windows in the video area. Hard disk status In this area, you can get the status of the hard disk in which the video database resides.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) The Admin Privilege In the Monitor program, the admin has the right to access the DCS-2100+ Network Camera through this application software and change the local settings as well. But the admin password for the software is not the same as the admin password for the Internet camera.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) The Layout of the Configuration This section discusses the local settings for the connection and the functional configuration of each camera. If you are interested in the remote settings for each camera, you can refer to “Using the DCS-2100+ With an Internet Browser” (p.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Insert – To insert a remote network camera to the camera list. Click the “Insert” button, an “Insert New Channel” dialog will popup, as shown below. Specify the IP address, port, and admin password of the network camera, click the “Ok” button to close the dialog.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Delete – The deletion of a device is a much easier operation than “insertion”. It removes the selected Video Server / Network Camera series product from the camera list. Highlight the camera that you want to delete from the list and click on the “Delete”...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Settings: Specific alert actions can be performed by setting the options in this window. Enable motion detect This will trigger an alert sound that has been specified in the section titled “Global Settings \ Alert Sound.” Check this option to enable audio alerts for the selected camera.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Changing the Camera Order in the List You can “drag and drop” in the grid area of the camera list to change the sequence of the connected Network Cameras, which is shown below. This will allow you to rearrange the cameras in an order of your choice.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Global Settings After completing the connection to each remote Network Camera, we need to configure some global settings for all the cameras. These include the video database directory, the usage of the Hard disk, and options for video display. You can activate the global settings window from “Configuration Menu >...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Directory Settings: Snapshot directory The directory for storing snapshots in *.bmp format from video channels of the monitor tool and playback programs, which is shown on page 75. Recording directory The directory for storing the recorded video data from video channels.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Modulation Mode You must select the input signal format (NTSC or PAL) for displaying the original resolution of video stream from DCS-2100+. NOTE: You need to select the input signal format according to the camera type or CCD module type that is connected to the DCS-2100+.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Backup Settings: Using Backup Settings in the global settings window, you can backup recorded data from selected cameras to a specified location. Directory This is the directory where backup data will be saved. You can select the location by clicking on the folder icon.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Using the Monitor Program This section depicts, in detail, how to manipulate the monitor tool. Connection of the DCS-2100+ Channel: Once you have the privilege to connect to the DCS-2100+, you can drag and drop one camera to the video area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Not configured channel Selected Channel Recording Connected and monitoring Configured but not connected (no video) Trashcan If you do not want to monitor one video, you can drag and drop the video (in the video area) to the trashcan in the common control area of the monitor program.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Step 2: Press and hold the left mouse button, and then move the cursor to a displaying window in the video area, which is shown below. Note that the cursor will change according to the area in order to indicate whether the area is droppable or not.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Video shown Empty video box Removing video from a display window Step 1: Move the mouse cursor to the display window that contains the video channel you wish to remove. Step 2: Note that the cursor will change to the hand-shape when it has been moved onto the displaying frame.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Press and hold the left mouse button here. Move the mouse cursor here, and then release the left mouse button. The Layout There are six different layouts available, as shown below, for the display windows in the monitor program.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Double click on a display window to switch to a single channel layout. When you choose the one-channel layout or four-channel layout, the “Page up” and “Page down” buttons will be shown in the left-bottom corner of the video area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) To view an individual camera from the multi-camera layout, double-click on the desired display window. You will see that the size of the display widnow 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.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) IP surveillance includes DI/DO control (Digital Input / Digital Output) control and an alert message receiver. Each of these are described in detail below. DI/DO Control Clicking on the “DI/DO” button shown below, you can switch to the DI/DO controls.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Alert Message If you have checked the box “Enable Motion Detect” or “Enable Digital Input” on the Camera Configurations > Alert Settings screen, the alert message will show in the window shown above. Once the alert, caused by motion detection or a digital input level change is triggered, the alert message will be shown in this window.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) About By choosing “About”, located in the configuration menu shown below, a dialog box will appear and displaty the information about the installed version of IP surveillance. The information includes the software name, version, user name, and company.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Full Screen With this function, you can enlarge the selected video channel to a full-screen display. Pres the “ESC” key on the keyboard or double click the mouse on the screen to return to a regular display. Stop Alert Sound If an alert is triggered, the alert sound will start to play.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program (continued) Record By clicking on this button, you can manually record video from the selected channel. Stop After video recording has been activated, this button allows you to manually stop recording the selected video channel. Snapshot This button will take a snapshot of the selected video channel and then save the picture as a bitmap file to the hard disk.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling The scheduler allows the user to schedule recordings from the selected video channel of the DCS-2100+. Through both the graphic user interface and time period selection options, you will be able to easily regulate a schedule for each video channel.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) The scheduler will not be accessible until at least one camera has been added to the camera list. Go to the configuration menu and click on “Scheduler” to launch the Scheduler. The Layout and Functionalities Introduction The layout of the scheduler and its components, shown below, will be described.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) The layout of the scheduler is roughly divided into 4 parts: Part 1 The first part of the scheduler is the video channel selection area. It provides the IP addresses and location information of the connected video channels for the user’s reference.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) In this area you will select the video channel that you want to set a schedule for. Each video channel will display a name, IP address, and location. Please note that when you switch between video channels in this area, the changes in the schedule of the previous video channel will be saved automatically.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Hour Time-Line In the figure below, the Hour time-line is displayed. Marking/Unmarking the Recording Time on the Hour Time-Line You can apply the one-click function by clicking the left mouse button and dragging to mark the time on this time-line. The operating method for the hour time-line is the same as that of the week time-lines.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Apply and Erase Buttons After you have selected the time period with “Begin time” and “End time” picker, you can apply the period picker, shown in the figure below, to set the periodical types of the time interval set previously.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) Digital Input In the figure above, there are four conditions for the digital input. Check the condition that you would like to record while the condition triggers. high Checking this will trigger recording while the digital input is high. Checking this will trigger recording while the digital input is low.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Scheduling (continued) The Schedule Scheme operations There are six related buttons. “Load…”, “Undo”, “Clear”, “Save”, “Save as…” and “Close” for handling the schedule schemes. These operations are shown in the figure below. Load... This button allows you to load pre-edited schedules from the scheduling directory for the selected video channel.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program The playback program is a very powerful, convenient, and easy way to browse the recorded video. It has one display mode (normal display mode) and two playback methods (full range and time period). There are several main functions including special features in the Playback program.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Logging In Before you start the playback program, it is necessary for you to log in to the application software. The figure below shows the login dialog. For security concerns, only the admin account can log in to this program. To change the password of the admin account, please refer to the section titled “Logging In.”...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) When you successfully log in to the playback system, the main window will be shown on the top of the screen and the display resolution will be changed to 1024x768 automatically (see P. 100). There are four main areas, i.e. display area, histogram area, control area, and status area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area The histogram is an interactive control. Not only can you get the event’s location in time domain and its quantity of the motion percentage, but you can also select a group of events or a period from the event histogram area and show it on the display area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Pull Bar The pull bar is a fast, flexible control for seeking data in the selected time period. It represents the total length of time in that period. You can pull the indicator on the pull bar to the specific time-point you would like to view.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) The items in the settings windows are: Database location The most important item in the settings dialog is the database location setting. You must set it to the directory that contains the surveillance database to make the program to work properly.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Normal (Single Frame) Mode While in the normal (single frame) display mode, you can change the video currently displayed by: (1) Changing the database path for retrieving another one in the settings dialog of “System Control”...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area Inverted region Dark Region The histogram area in the normal display (single frame) mode only shows the events’ occurred time and the percentage of motion detection with red bars. If you want to access the histogram area, you must change the area selection indicator to the histogram area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Location selector Period selector Playback method selector Alert area selector Location Selector The location selector is a control that lets you select the camera you want to see (refer to the figure above). The location name is the same as the camera name (text on video) unless you have specified otherwise.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Playback Method Selector Full Range If you select this method, the database will be displayed from the beginning to the end of this location. Any change in the period selector will have no effect except when you change this selector to “Time Period.”...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Speed Indicator Pause Play Forward Stop Play The supported “Play” button is an intelligent play user-interface. The functionality of this button can vary to fit different circumstances. In the normal display mode, clicking on the “Play” button can restart the displaying video sequence.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Display Adjustment Tool When you move the mouse cursor to the displaying area, the display adjustment toolbox will appear. Using the display adjustment toolbox, you can change the displaying video sequence to the size you want to see in the normal display mode when you move the area selection indicator to the display area.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Full Screen When you click on the “Full Screen” button, the video sequence will be enlarged to the whole screen instantly. You can double click on any place or the “ESC” key to return back to the normal screen. When you switch to the full screen display, you can press the “Alt”...
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Zoom Out Each time you click on the “Zoom Out” button in the searching range adjustment toolbox, the displayed time period will be double in the center of the original time period unless the start time or end time exceeds the whole database time- boundary.
Using IP surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Settings The settings dialog will pop up when you click the “Settings” button. For more information about setting this program, please refer to the section titled "Settings.” Minimize Click this button in order to minimize the playback program window. Exit The playback program will be closed immediately when you click on the “Exit”...
Firmware Upgrades The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera supports firmware upgrades (the software that controls the operation in the DCS-2100+). D-Link will supply the latest firmware version on the D-Link support Web site at: support.dlink.com. To upgrade the firmware: Download the latest firmware file from D-Link.
Firmware Upgrades (continued) If the Upgrade Wizard finds the Internet Camera the following screen asks for the file name or gives you the choice to browse for the file. The file name should end in .BIN for the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera. Click Next The firmware file is scanned by the Upgrade Wizard and the version is reported...
Firmware Upgrades (continued) Click Exit Warning The firmware upgrade procedure cannot be interrupted. If the power or network connections are broken during the upgrade procedure it may cause serious damage to the Internet Camera.
Appendix Frequently Asked Questions Internet Camera Features Q: What is an Internet Camera? A: The Internet Camera is a stand-alone system connecting directly to an Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. It differs from a conventional PC Camera, the Internet Camera is an all-in-one system with built-in CPU and Web-based solutions providing a low cost solution that can transmit high quality video images for monitoring.
Q: Can the Internet Camera be setup as a PC-cam on a computer? A: No, the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is used only on an wireless 802.11b, Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. The D-Link DSB-C110, DSB-C310 can be used as a PC Camera (Webcam).
Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Q: I connected the Internet Camera directly to a computer with a cross- over cable Ethernet cable and received the following Windows error upon running IP Installer: A1: This Windows error will occur if the Internet Camera is connected to a computer that is not properly configured with a valid IP address.
Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Q: The images appear to be of poor quality, how can I improve the image quality? A1: Make sure that your computer’s display properties are set above 256 colors. Using 16 or 256 colors on your computer will produce dithering artifacts in the image, making the image appear to be of poor quality.
Reset and Restore There is a button hidden in the pinhole beside the Ethernet socket. It is used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings. Sometimes resetting the DCS-2100+ will return the system back to a normal state. If the system still has problems after reset, restore the factory settings and install again: RESET: 1.
I/O Connector I/O Connector Definition for the Internet Camera The DCS-2100+ provides a general I/O terminal block with one digital input and one relay switch for device control. Pin 1 and pin 2 can be connected to an external sensor and the state of voltage will be monitored from the initial state ‘LOW’.
I/O Connector (continued) The above diagram shows a typical wiring configuration for a normally closed PIR motion sensor. Please refer to your specific motion sensor for the power supply connection to the device since this will be critical to the success of your installation.
I/O Connector (continued) Configuring Your Camera for External Trigger Based Recording (continued) Click the Network button under the Advanced tab to set the SMTP or FTP server settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Mail & FTP In this window, enter the settings for the SMTP or FTP server to which recorded snapshots will be sent.
I/O Connector (continued) Configuring Your Camera for External Trigger Based Recording (continued) Next, click the Applications button under the Tools tab to set the application settings for the DCS-2100+. Click Applications In this window, follow the steps below to set the application settings for snapshots to be sent to your email account or FTP server when triggered by a motion sensor or other external device: Select the weekdays you would like to record and enter the...
Adjusting the Camera Focus The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera features an interchangeable C/CS-type lens that can be used for different applications as necessary. It supports rotational focus control so the lens can be adjusted to focus under normal and stable conditions to maximize the image quality of the Internet Camera. Fixed Lens Assembly Do NOT adjust Camera Lens...
Replacing the Lens Since the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is designed with a CS-mount, the lens equipped with the Internet Camera can be replaced with any standard C or CS- mount lens commonly used within the surveillance industry. Follow the instructions below to replace the supplied lens with any C or CS- mount lens.
Technical Specifications Remote management Camera configuration and Camera system log can be accessed remotely via Internet Explorer 5.x or above Web browser. Networking Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, DDNS, and UPnP Ethernet Enhanced 802.11b wireless or 10BaseT or 100BaseT Fast Ethernet auto-negotiation WLAN 2.4Hhz 802.11b+ DSSS CSMA/CA Protocol Bit rate: 22/11/5.5/2/1 Mbps...
Technical Specifications (continued) Security Administrator and user group protected Password authentication LED indicator Bi-color status indicator Camera specification 1/3 inch color CMOS sensor 2.5Lux/F1.4 AGC/AWB Electronic shutter: 1/60 ~ 1/15000 second Standard CS mount type lens, 6mm, F1.8 Power 12VDC 1.5A, external power supply Weight 328 grams (11.6 oz.) Dimension...
Technical Support 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.
Warranty Period from the date of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.
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