MPEG-4 Surveillance DVR Setup – Motion Detection Recording

The following video provides setup instructions to enable motion detection recording on a MPEG-4 series surveillance DVR. Motion detection is enabled by creating a “masked” area in a surveillance cameras view. When motion is detected in the “masked” area, the DVR is triggered to begin recording. The DVR can be configured to record for a set of amount of time before and after the event occurs.

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Welcome to CCTV Camera Pros Surveillance DVR Setup Video series. In this video, we will demonstrate how to setup motion detection recording on an MPEG-4 DVR.
We will use the Windows PC based DVR viewer software that comes with the DVR, so we will start by opening this application. Once open, click on the DVR list icon. This will prompt you for a password which you can leave blank. Select the DVR you want to connect to and click Connect. The default password is 8 ones. Once connected you will see your security cameras live.

Click on the setup button to view the DVRs setting. Enter the DVR password again and click OK.

Once the DVR settings screen is open, click on the Load from DVR button
On the quick setup menu, confirm that the Quick Setup is set to On.

Then, set the event setting to motion.
Next, click on the event tab, then on the motion detection tab.

Click on the area setup button for channel one.
Clear the existing motion area by clicking on the clear all button. Next click on the 1×1 radio button. This allows you to select the smallest available motion mask area. Any motion that touches this green area will trigger a motion event and begin DVR recording.
By selecting the 3×3 radio button, the area you select increases to 3 boxes at a time.
and the 5×5 gets even larger.

Let’s go back to the 3×3 and say we want to mask a perimeter around our car to sense any motion and record.
With your mouse simple click and drag around the area that you want masked.
This may not be the most realistic example being that the van will not always be parked in that same exact location, but this demonstrates the high flexibility that motion detection masking can provides.
When you are done masking push OK, then click the update to DVR button to save the settings to your DVR.
Last, press Close to bring you back to the DVR viewer.

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We hope that you found this video helpful to understand how easy it is to setup motion detection surveillance using one of our MPEG-4 series DVRs. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you for watching.

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