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VIGI Security Manager User Guide

VIGI Security Manager User Guide, About This Guide This User Guide provides information for centrally managing cameras and network video recorders via VIGI Security Manager. Please read this guide carefully before operation.

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1

Get Started with VIGI Security

Manager

This chapter guides you on how to install VIGI Security Manager and choose the network topology based on your needs. VIGI Security Manager offers easy and efficient management for security cameras and VIGI . This chapter includes the following sections:

Install VIGI Security Manager

Determine the Network Topology

 

With a reliable network management platform powered by VIGI Security Manager, you can watch the live view and playback, add , configure events, set recording and storage schedule for cameras, and export recordings to your computer.

1 Install VIGI Security Manager

VIGI Security Manager is provided only for Windows operating systems. Make sure your PC's system meet the following requirements, then properly install the VIGI Security Manager.

System

Requirement

Operating System: WinXP/Win7/Win8/Win8.1/Win10. (We recommend that you deploy VIGI Security Manager on a 64-bit operating system to guarantee the stability.)

Install VIGI Security Manager

2 Determine the Network Topology

The network topology that you create for VIGI Security Manager varies depending on your requirements.

The following figures show two typical application scenarios.

Use VIGI Security Manager in Local Network

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When the computer is in the same subnet as your cameras and VIGI Network Video Recorder, download and install VIGI Security Manager on your computer to watch the live view and playback, add devices from the discovered list, manage devices, set recording and storage schedule for cameras and export recordings to your computer.

Use VIGI Security Manager Remotely

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If you want to monitor your home or office while away, you can download and install VIGI Security Manager on a computer connected to the internet, then log in to your TP-Link ID. With the cameras or the VIGI network video recorder bound to your TP-Link ID, you can watch the live view and playback.

2

Add Devices to VIGI Security Manager

This chapter guides you on how to add cameras and VIGI NVRs to VIGI Security Manager. You can add cameras and VIGI NVRs locally and remotely based on your needs. This chapter includes the following sections:

Add Devices in Local Network

Add Devices Remotely

1 Add Devices in Local Network

To add NVRs and cameras locally, ensure that your devices should be in the same subnet as your

computer.

1. 1 Add Devices to VIGI Security Manager When TP-Link ID isn't Logged in

Choose one of the methods below (Add Devices Singly, Add Devices in Batches, Add Devices Manually) and follow the steps to add your devices.

Add Devices Singly

Go to

Settings

>

Device List

>

Discovered Devices

and click in the list.

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Click to refresh the device list.

Enter the of your device. VIGI Security Manager can automatically detect the IP address and port number of the device, and you can keep them as default. Click

Verify

.

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Note:

For the camera with no password, you need to set a password and a password reset email to enhance the security before adding it.

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Username

Displays the username of the camera.

Password

Set the password of the camera.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password of the camera.

Password Reset Email

Set the email address for resetting the camera's password.

 

For the NVR that has not been used, create a login password on NVR itself and set it up first before adding it.

(Only for cameras) If you don't want to save the recordings of your camera to your computer, directly click

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If you want to save the recordings of your camera to your computer, you can click the checkbox of Enable Record on Computer. Configure the following parameters and click Confirm.

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Schedule

Click | Change to customize the recording schedule of the camera on computer. It determines the time period for camera recording.

Storage Location

Click | Browse to select the storage location of files.

Storage

Set the storage space for storing the recordings on your computer. The storage space you set should be less than the free space on your computer.

Loop Recording

Click the checkbox to enable loop recording. It allows your camera to overwrite old files with new files.

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Select the recording resolution. HQ and LQ refers to the high and low recording resolution respectively.

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Wait for the device to be added, then click OK.

 

 

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Export Recordings

File Settings

Export Format

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Enter the password of your devices. Click Continue.

 

 

Note:

If you can't add devices in batches, try adding your devices separately instead.

For the camera with no password, you need to set a password and a password reset email to

enhance the security before adding it.

For the NVR that has not been used, create a login password on NVR itself and set it up first before adding it.

Click

Next

after the devices are verified.

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Confirm

.

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If you want to save the recordings of your camera to your computer, you can click the checkbox of Enable Record on Computer. Configure the following parameters and click Confirm.

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Schedule camera on computer. It determines the time period for camera

recording.

 

Storage Location Click Browse to select the storage location of files.

Set the storage space for storing the recordings on your

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computer. The storage space you set should be less than the free space on your computer.

Loop Recording

Click the checkbox to enable loop recording. It allows your camera to overwrite old files with new files.

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Select the recording resolution. HQ and LQ refers to the high and low recording resolution respectively.

 

Wait for the device to be added, then click

OK

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Add Devices Manually

Go to

Settings

>

Device List

>

Discovered Devices

and click

Select the device type, and enter the IP address/Domain name and port number of your device. By

default, the port number is 80. Then click Add.

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Enter the password of your device.

 

VIGI Security Manager can automatically detect the IP address and port number of the device, and you can keep them as default. Click

Verify

.

 

 

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For the camera with no password, you need to set a password and a password reset email to enhance the security before adding it.

 

For the NVR that has not been used, create a login password on NVR itself and set it up first before adding it.

(Only for cameras) If you don't want to save the recordings of your camera to your computer, directly click

Confirm

.

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If you want to save the recordings of your camera to your computer, you can click the checkbox of Enable Record on Computer. Configure the following parameters and click Confirm.

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Schedule

Click | Change to customize the recording schedule of the camera on computer. It determines the time period for camera recording.

Storage Location

Click | Browse to select the storage location of files.

Storage

Set the storage space for storing the recordings on your computer. The storage space you set should be less than the free space on your computer.

Loop Recording

Click the checkbox to enable loop recording. It allows your camera to overwrite old files with new files.

Resolution

Select the recording resolution. HQ and LQ refers to the high and low recording resolution respectively.

 

Wait for the device to be added, then click

OK

.

 

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1. 2 Add Devices to VIGI Security Manager When TP-Link ID is Logged in

Follow the steps below to add a device.

Go to

Settings

>

Device List

>

Discovered Devices

and click

+

in the list.

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Enter the password of your device. VIGI Security Manager can automatically detect the IP address and port number of the device, and you can keep them as default. Click

Verify

.

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Note:

For the camera with no password, you need to set a password and a password reset email to enhance the security before adding it.

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Username

Displays the username of the camera.

Password

Set the password of the camera.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password of the camera.

Password Reset Email

Set the email address for resetting the camera's password.

 

For the NVR that has not been used, create a login password on NVR itself and set it up first before adding it.

Wait for the device to be added, then click

OK

. The device is now bound to your TP-Link ID. Note that you need to add the device again if you log out of your TP-Link ID.

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2 Add Devices Remotely

Every VIGI NVR and VIGI has a device ID printed on its label. When your devices are not in the same subnet as your computer, you can add them remotely by verifying its device ID. Make sure your computer and devices all have access to the internet before adding your devices. Follow the steps below to finish the configuration.

Go to

Settings

>

Device List

>

Discovered Devices

and click

ID

Add by Device ID

. If you have not logged in to your TP-Link account, use your TP-Link ID and passwword to log in first.

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Enter the password of your device and click

Verify

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Note:

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Displays the username of the camera.

Username

Password

Set the password of the camera.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password of the camera.

Password Reset Email

Set the email address for resetting the camera's password.

• For the NVR that has not been used, create a login password on NVR itself and set it up first before adding it.

4. Click OK. The device is now bound to your TP-Link ID.

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TP-Link ID Management

TP-Link ID can be used to view the Live View video and manage the devices remotely in multiple platforms. In VIGI Security Manager, you can log in with your TP-Link IDs and manage the devices bound to them. This chapter contains the following sections:

Log In with Your TP-Link ID

Manage Your TP-Link ID

Change the Password

Log Out the TP-Link ID

1 Log In with Your TP-Link ID

You can log in to VIGI Security Manager with multiple TP-Link IDs and switch the login account whenever you want. After you logging in, the NVR can manage the devices bound with the logged TP-Link ID only.

Note:

If you have added local devices to the manager, a window will pop up after login. If you want to manage them via cloud services, click

Bind

to bind them with the logged TP-Link ID in batch; if not, click

Cancel

.

After login, the recording, storage and playback are not available for the cameras managed by VIGI Security Manager.

Log In

When no account is logged in, follow the steps below.

Click

Please log in.

on the top-right corner and enter your TP-Link ID and password. You can enable

Auto Login

to allow the utility to remember your account and log in automatically when switching it as the logged account. Click

Log In

.

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(Optional) Specify the description for the account. Click

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To log in with a new TP-Link ID, click the TP-Link ID on the top-right corner, click Add TP-Link ID, and then repeat the above steps.

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Switch the Logged TP-Link Account

To switch the logged TP-Link account, click the TP-Link ID on the top-right corner and select an account from the drop-down list. If you have enabled Auto Login for this account, wait for switching. If not, enter the password to log in.

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2 Manage Your TP-Link ID

On the Account Management panel, you can update the account information, change the order displayed on the top-right corner, and delete the account.

Note: The account that you log in with right now cannot be deleted. To delete it, switch the logged account first.

Follow the steps to manage your TP-Link ID.

Click the TP-Link ID on the top-right corner and click

Manage TP-Link ID

.

 

In the pop-up window, select an account, enter the new account information, and click

Save

. Use the icons to adjust the displayed order and delete the account.

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Password

If you changed your password on another device, enter the new password here to pass the authentication and log in automatically.

Description

Specify the description of this account. The description is only saved locally.

Click to adjust the displayed order of the account.

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Click to delete the account.

 

3 Change the Password

To change the password of a TP-Link ID, log in with the TP-Link ID first. Click the TP-Link ID on the topright corner and click Change Password. Enter the current password and specify a new password. Click Save.

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4 Log Out the TP-Link ID

To log out the current account, click the TP-Link ID on the top-right corner and click Log Out.

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Live View

In Live View, you can monitor the channels in real time and respond to abnormal conditions with quick operations, such as starting recording and zooming in the image. This chapter contains the following sections:

Configure the Screen Layout

Configure Live View Settings

Add and Manage Groups

1 Configure the Screen Layout

1. 1 Enable/Disable Live View

VIGI Security Manager displays the videos of each channel via several screens. Follow the steps below to flexibly enable or disable Live View function on channels to play the real-time video.

Enable/Disable Live View for a Channel

To enable Live View for a single channel, click a screen in Live View and click the channel on the right panel.

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To disable Live View for a single channel, click a screen in Live View and click s.

 

Enable/Disable Live View for Channels in Batch

For the cameras managed by the NVR or added to a group, you can enable or disable Live View for channels in batches. To create groups, refer to 4. 3 Add and Manage Groups.

Right click an NVR or group on the right panel and click Enable Live View for All Channels. Then, Live View will be enabled on all channels that are managed by the NVR or added to the group.