8  Using the System

Use the system’s graphical on-screen display to navigate menus and configure options and settings.

8.2  Using the Quick Menu

The Quick menu gives you access to the system’s key functions. To access the Quick Menu, right-click the screen during live view.
The Quick Menu has the following options:
  • View: Select a camera in full-screen or select a multi-channel display.
  • Pan/Tilt/Zoom: Access controls for PTZ cameras (not included).
  • AutoFocus: Access zoom/focus controls for auto-focus cameras (not included).
  • Camera Setting: Configure image settings for cameras.
  • Info: Opens the system information window.
  • Sequence: Click to start/stop sequence mode.
    In sequence mode, the system will automatically cycle through connected cameras every few seconds. A icon will appear to show that sequence mode is on.
    Click the icon to pause sequence mode on the channel that is currently shown (icon changes to icon ). Click again to resume sequence mode. Right-click and select Sequence to return to normal viewing mode.
  • Disable Beep: Disable beeping alarms.
  • Device Search: Open the Device Search menu to manage IP cameras over the local network.
  • Main Menu: Open the Main Menu. See 14 Using the Main Menu .

8.3  Adjusting Camera Image Settings

Use the Camera Setting menu to adjust image settings for your cameras.

8.4  Using the Navigation Bar

The Navigation Bar gives quick access to certain functions and menus.
    To open the Navigation bar:
  • In live view, hover the mouse cursor over the bottom of the screen to open the Navigation Bar. Move the mouse cursor away from the bottom of the screen to close the navigation bar. The Navigation Bar has the following options:

8.5  Using the Camera Toolbar

The Camera Toolbar is used to perform actions on a specific channel.
    To access the Camera Toolbar:
  • Move the mouse to the top of the channel display. The Camera Toolbar has the following options:

8.5.1  Using Instant Playback

Instant Playback is used to playback the last 5~60 minutes of video from the selected channel. You can also access Quick Playback in split-screen mode, while still viewing live video from the other channels.

8.5.2  Using Digital Zoom in Live Display

8.5.3  Using Real-time Backup

Real-time backup allows you to save footage from the live display to a USB thumb drive (not included) or external hard drive (not included).

8.6  Activating Deterrence Features Manually (Deterrence Cameras Only)

The camera’s deterrence features deter suspicious activities from occurring by flashing a warning light and/or sounding a siren from the camera. You can manually activate these features using the camera toolbar.

8.7  Using the Virtual Keyboard

The Virtual Keyboard is used to input text or numeric values in certain menus.

8.8  Adjusting Camera Zoom & Focus

Auto-focus cameras (not included) have a motorized lens. The motorized lens allows you to control the zoom and focus settings using the menus on your system.
  • Click the AutoFocus button to automatically focus the camera at the current zoom level.
  • Click Reset to return the camera to the default zoom and focus levels.
  • Click Refresh to refresh the settings shown on the system if someone has used the manual lens controls on the camera.