The Setup Wizard will run automatically the first time you start the Receiver. The wizard will guide you through all the settings you need to get your Receiver up and running. With the wizard, you can:
- Create Password
- Set Output Resolution
- Set Time Zone
- Set E-mail
- Choose Language
For Safety purposes, you will need to create the password for your Receiver.
User Name: The Receivers default administration account, is always named “Admin”. You cannot change the Admin user name.
Password: The password you’d like to be associated with the Admin account. A password can be between 6 and 31 characters in length, and can consist of numbers, letters or symbols, space is allowed in the middle, but not as the first or last character. The default password is blank, so you must create a new password to continue.
Confirm Password: Enter the password again to ensure accuracy.
Enable Password: Select this if you want to be prompted to enter password for the user account’s when accessing the main menu. (NOTE - this will prompt you to enter the password every time the receiver is started).
Display wizard when booting up: Select this checkbox only if you want the Receiver to automatically run the configuration wizard when the receiver boots up. The wizard can also be activated at any time by clicking the Wizard option on the main menu.
Language: Choose the language you would like the menu system to display.
Video Standard: If this is set incorrectly, images from your cameras may be distorted. Choose between:
- NTSC (USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea and some other regions)
- PAL(default) (UK, Europe, Australia and other areas).
Display Resolution: How many pixels the receiver will output. You will want to set this to be equal to the resolution of your monitor/television. It is set to 1920*1080 by default for the HDMI monitor connection.
Time Zone: Choose the time zone of your location. It is important to select the right time zone if you use NTP (Network Time Protocol).
System Time: The receivers current date and time.
DST Setting: Daylight Saving Time (DST) or summer time: Users in regions with summer time adjust clocks forward close to the start of spring and adjust it backward in the autumn to standard time.
Offset: The amount by which the time changes during DST. For the most locations, the offset is one hour, but exceptions to this rule exist.
Start Time / End Time: Set when DST begins and ends in your area.
Note: Make sure your time offset is set correctly or both your receivers normal time and DST time may not be synced.
If your time zone observes daylight saving time and you want your receivers clock to be updated automatically when daylight saving time starts and ends, make sure the Enable checkbox is selected.
E-mail: If you want the Receiver to send email alerts as alarm events are detected, you need to configure an outgoing email server for the Receiver and choose an email address for it. We recommend creating an dedicated Gmail account specifically for the Receiver. The instructions below assume that you are using a Gmail account.
Enable SSL or TLS: SSL or TLS is activated when the box is white.
SMTP Port: The SMTP port of your email server. Gmail uses port 465.
SMTP Server: The SMTP address of your email server. There are 3 pre-set options to select from: smtp.gmail.com, smtp.live.com or smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Choose the smtp.gmail.com if you are using a Gmail e-mail account.
Sender Address: The email address you want your receiver to send alert from Example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sender Password: The password of your sending email address.
Recipient Address: Enter the email address you want the receiver to send alerts to (usually your personal email address).
Attach Picture: You may select None, Attach Picture, or Attach MP4 Video. “None” will only include text information in the email; Attach Picture will attach a photo (4MP) upon motion detection alerts; and Attach Video will attach a video clip (30s).
Interval: The minimum amount of time that must elapse after the receiver sends an email alert before it can be triggered to send an email again.
Test: To check if you’ve set up email alerts properly, click the Test button. If your connection and email details are ok, you will see a message on the receiver screen confirming the email was sent successfully. After a short delay, you will also receive an e-mail in your inbox (Recipient’s Address) informing you that email alerts from the receiver has been set up. If the test is unsuccessful, please check your sender’s address/password and recipient’s address(es) and try again. Also make sure your Gmail account is set to “Allow less secure apps”.
IP Address: Displays the unique IP number and port number that is assigned to the network camera.
Camera Name: All cameras’ default name is “Camera 1”. Changing its name will help to easily identify the camera.
Channel: The channel to which the camera has been assigned.
Finishing the Setup Wizard
When you click Finish, the receiver will update and save your settings.