How to Setup a Recording Schedule based on Motion Detection and Record to a NAS – DCS‑250

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Note:
This document assumes you have a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with a network share setup to record to. In our example, we have used a DNS-340L and we have mapped a drive on the PC where we have DCS-250 installed as below:

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Step 1 – Once the above has been confirmed, then click on the following:

Spanner > Setting > System Setting

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Step 2 – Select the current location then click “Delete (Supr)” (we are removing the default location for DCS-250)

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Step 3 – If there is a recording schedule setup, you may get the following:

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Click “Yes”

Step 4
– Click on “New (Insert)”

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Then click to search for the mapped drive and select the mapped drive

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Step 5 – Once selected you will see the new “Location” as now been set to our mapped drive
Z:\

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Click “OK”

Step 6 – Once you click “OK” you may see the following message to resume services

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Click “Ok”

Step 7 – Enter “Schedule Configuration” by clicking on the icon illustrated below

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Step 8 – Select the camera you would like to setup motion detection. In our example, we have selected the DCS-6616.

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Step 9
– Select from the time schedule bar a time you desire the “Motion” to be active. This can be done by simply dragging the mouse from either; left to right or right to left.

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Step 10 – Select the schedule and click “Configure”

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Step 11 – You will now need to configure the “Encoding Options”. Our example we have selected a time between 00:00 to 23:59

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Encoding Settings:
Record Mode: Record on Motion
Video profile: Main
Record Audio: Selected (If applicable to the camera)

All other settings as per default (on our example)

Pre-record: 5 Sec
Post-record: 3
Click “Set Detection Zone”

Step 12 – Drag an area to be monitored with the mouse. We have increased the sensitivity slightly and ensure the event will trigger. All other settings as per default.

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Don’t click “OK”, go to Step 13 for a simulation test

Step 13 – Click “Start Simulation” to test the motion detection is working correctly

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Click “OK”

Step 14 – Once the above has been completed, you should see the following screen. Select “On Screen Display” and then click “Configure Action”

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Step 15 – Select “N/A” from the drop-down box (This means you will see a message appear on the related camera in “Live View”. If you select “Monitor #” the message will show in one view only

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Display text: Selected
Customized Text: Movement Detected
Color edge: Selected and in our example we have chosen “Red”

Click “OK”

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Click “OK”

Step 16 – You must now “Start Recording Schedule” and “Start Smart Guard System” to make sure recording will commence on motion detected and the on screen alert will show

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Step 17 – You should see the following alert popup when an event has been triggered by movement (message created with a red border in Step 15)

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Step 18 – Also, in “Live View” you should see on the camera(s) an icon appear at the top right-hand corner

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Step 19 – To enable the service to run when re-opening DCS-250, we need to enable by the following:

Spanner Icon > Setting > System Setting

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Step 20 – In “Setting” select “Schedule Recording System” and “Smart Guard System”. Once these have been selected, every-time you close and re-open DCS-250 they will run at “Startup”.

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Click “OK”


 

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