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How to Set up Dahua CCTV system

How to Set up CCTV system, Dahua Technology is a world-leading video-centric AIoT solution and service provider. With its ‘Dahua Think#' corporate strategy, Dahua Technology focuses on two core businesses: City and Enterprise.

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How to Set up Dahua CCTV system

How to navigate the Dahua CCTV interface

Page 1

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Page 2

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Once logged into the camera browser, go to Setting > Network > TCP/IP and Uncheck the ARP/Ping option.


Read More : How to Setup Dahua Toolbox

How to add cameras to a Dahua CCTV system

To add cameras to the manually, right click on the NVR live display to bring up the mouse menu. From here select Camera Registration.

Click Device Search to perform a search for the IP camera

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The camera should appear in the top device list. Place a check in the selection box and click add

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After clicking add the camera should appear in the bottom list. Click the modify icon to bring up the connection . Change the to the password of the camera and click save

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The camera status should now change to green, which indicates the camera has been added successfully

How to set up IP cameras to Dahua NVR CCTV systemConnecting IRLAB Cameras to Dahua IP NVRsStep 1Connect camera to POE Port of NVR or Switch Step 2 Connect PC/Laptop to NVR or Switch POE portStep 3 Run the IPC Tool Software on the PC/LaptopStep 4Chan…

How to set up IP cameras to Dahua NVR CCTV system

Connecting IRLAB Cameras to Dahua IP NVRs

Step 1

camera to POE Port of NVR or Switch

Step 2

Connect PC/Laptop to NVR or Switch POE port

Step 3

Run the IPC Tool on the PC/Laptop

Step 4

Change each cameras IP address to the same range as the NVR POE Switch or for non-POE NVRs the same range as the Ethernet port the cameras are connected to

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Step 5

Enter the NVR menu and go to Remote/Camera > Remote

Step 6

Select the option Manual Add and input the following details:

Manufacturer: IP

Address: The IP Address of the camera

RTSP Port: 554 HTTP

Port: 80

Username: admin

Password: admin

Step 7

Click Save to apply the setting. Cameras can take up to 30 seconds to appear on the NVR live display.

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How to set-up record schedule settings on Dahua CCTV

Menu > Camera > Encode

Camera record settings for NVRs are located in the encode menu. For IP systems the settings are stored on the camera and settings relate to the encoding quality of the video stream being transmitted by the camera.


Main Stream: This is the left hand column and is set to record by default. This is usually the HD Stream .

Extra Stream: This is a secondary stream which is not set to record by default. The extra stream is usually a much lower quality stream, it is often used for remote viewing when internet bandwidth is an issue .

Channel: Select the specific channel to view or modify.

Code Stream: Type The type of record, options are Regular, and Alarm.

Compression: The type of compression used for the recording such as H.264, H.264H and MJPEG.

Resolution: This is the total image size in pixels. The higher the resolution the clearer the image.

Frame Rate (FPS): How many images (frames) are recorded each second. 25 is real time recording.

Bit Rate Type: CBR – Constant Bit Rate keeps the bit rate (the size of the video)at a constant level regardless of how many changes are taking place in the image.

VBR – Variable Bit Rate adjusts depending on the amount of changes occurring in the image. High amounts of changes (movement, light changes etc) increase the bit rate. Low amounts of changes keep the bit rate at a lower level.

Bit Rate (Kb/s): This is the target bit rate given in Kbps. The bit rate determines the fi le size of the video stream. The bit rate should be adjusted based on Resolution and FPS. A high Resolution and FPS will require a higher bit rate, a lower Resolution and FPS will require a lower bit rate.

Audio / Video: The tick boxes along the bottom of the page represent enabling and disabling video or audio. The single tick box under mainstream enables or disables main stream audio. The two tick boxes on the right enable or disable video and audio for the extra stream (Left box is audio, Right box is video)

Click Copy to apply the same settings to specific, or all camera channels. Click OK to save the setting.

How to set-up record schedule settings on Dahua CCTV

Menu > Storage > Schedule

The Record Schedule controls when the unit stores video to the HDD's, it also determines the recording type. I.e. Regular, Motion Detection, Alarm & IVS recording.

By default all Dahua NVRs are set to record 24/7 regular (continuous) record, motion and alarm recording are disabled.

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To edit the schedule click on the (settings ‘Cog') symbol to display the schedule edit page. Once editing is complete, click OK to apply the settings.

The images below show an example of the record schedule set to record continuously between the hours of 08:30 and 18:00, with motion & IVS recording between the hours of 18:00 and 08:30 seven days a week.

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Click Copy to apply the schedule settings to specific, or all camera channels.

Click OK to save the setting.

How to set-up Tour settings on Dahua CCTV

Menu > Page 2 > Display > Tour

The tour function is used to sequence through different camera views at specific intervals. To configure a tour follow the steps below.

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Go to Menu > System > Display > Tour

 Video Detection This is the view type used when setting the system to change the camera view on motion events.
 Alarm This is the view type used when setting the system to change the camera view on alarm events.
 Enable Tour Enable or Disable the tour.
 Interval Sets the interval between changing the camera view (when multiple views are selected) in seconds.
 Window Split Select the type of view to edit or enable/disable a view.

When editing views in the system, select the view from the window split dropdown box. The ticked boxes represent whether the cameras are enabled or disabled in the tour. Enabling multiple cameras/views will automatically enable sequencing. To delete a camera/view select it and click the delete button. To add a camera/view click the add button, it is then possible to create a custom view by selecting specific cameras.

Fullscreen on Event

To set the system to show specific cameras fullscreen on event, go to Menu > Event and select the type of event. Enable the option for Tour and select the cameras to show when the event is triggered. To return the system to a multiscreen view after an event, enable a single view in Menu > System > Display > Tour.

Dahua NVR ()

This FAQ deals with one of our most common questions.

“I've just bought a Dahua IP kit from you – what do I do?”

What you need:

 the Dahua camera/s
 The Dahua NVR
 Precrimped Cat5e/CAT6 Cables or an installer who supplies the CAT6 cables (with RJ45 ends). (1 per camera and 1 from the NVR to the modem). Note – max length of these cables must be 95 metres or below.
 A monitor or TV (with VGA or HDMI connections) (you can buy a 22′ 1080p monitor from officeworks for around 100.)


 Run the CAT6 cables to the locations you require (1 per camera). The cables should come back to the location where your NVR is located
 Connect & install the cameras to one end of the cable and connect the other end to the NVR
 Plug in the monitor via a VGA or HDMI cable to the NVR
 Connect an ethernet cable from the NVR to the modem (if you wish to do remote viewing).
 Turn on the NVR / Monitor – you should see a setup screen.
 Ensure you write down the username / password you choose. Its a pain in the bum to reset.
 After setup, you should see your cameras on the screen!
 To set up remote viewing, (this is a useful video
How to set up line crossing / Tripwire

Useful video for TIOC Setup if you have TIOC cams.


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