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Quick Start Guide

QS Series Network DVRs with H.264 Compression

QS434 - 4 Channel DVR

QS464 - 4 Channel DVR

QS408 - 8 Channel DVR

QS206 - 16 Channel DVR

IMPORTANT!This walkthrough will allow you to test your cameras and connections before you mount them.

Before You Get Started

A: Gather Your Components.

You will need:

1.A 19” or larger VGA PC monitor and VGA cable OR a television of any size.

2.A surge protector

We STRONGLY recommend that you use one that has the following specifications:

UL-1449Rated

Clamping voltage of 330 or lower

Joule rating of at least 400

Response time of 10 nanoseconds or less

3.A power screw driver/drill to mount your cameras.

B: Unpack the box...

Check the contents against the items shown in this poster. If you notice any damage or missing components, please contact Q-SeeCustomer Support atwww.Q-See.com/Support

Your DVR can be controlled using the included USB mouse, remote control or the function keys on the front of the unit. For the purposes of this guide, we will be giving instructions using the mouse. Because this guide covers several models in the QS series of DVRs, components in photos may not exactly match those on your particular mode.

Note:

This poster is intended to help you get your Q-Seesecurity system up and running. There are many additional features which can be customized to your specific needs. More information and instructions are available in the User Manual included on the CD that came with your system or available for download from our website atwww.Q-See.com.

For information on how to configure your system for remote monitoring on the Internet or on your smartphone, please refer to the Remote Monitoring Guide also included on the accompanying CD.

Be sure to register your product!

Visit www.Q-See.com,click SUPPORT and then select the online registration form.

Complete the product registration form to receive warranty/technical support benefits and to be notified of product updates

and free downloadable firmware updates to your DVR.

Connect the Devices

STEP 1 Turning on the DVR

1. Connect the power cable to the DVR

2. Connect the power adapter to the power cable.

3a. Plug the power cable into a surge protector

b. The QS408 andQS464 have a power switch on the rear panel which must be flipped to the “On” positon. All other models will power up when plugged in.

STEP 2 Connect Mouse

Plug the mouse into the USB port on the rear of the DVR.

NOTE: the USB port on the front of the DVR is used for backing up video files.

STEP 3 Connect to a VGA Monitor or Television

OPTION A: Connecting a VGA PC Monitor

1. Plug the VGA cable into the port marked “VGA” on the back of the DVR.

2. Plug the other end of the VGA cable into the similar port on the back of the monitor.

3. Plug the monitor’s power cable into the surge protector.

3a 3b

OPTION B: Connecting a Television

1. Connect the BNC-to-RCAcable to the “Video Out” port on the back of the DVR.

2. Plug the other end into the RCA “Video In” port on the television. 3. Plug the television’s power cable into a surge protector.

NOTE: If you do not see the cursor on your display, roll the mouse scroll wheel forward or backward until it appears.

Initial Set Up

IMPORTANT! You must follow these steps to enter the current date and time in order to effectively use the video search function described at the end of this guide.

STEP 4 Log In

1. Right-clickanywhere on the screen to bring up the Shortcut Menu.

2. Click on Main Menu.

3.The Log In Screen will appear

4.Click Apply to log in.

M A I N M E N U

K E Y L O C K

C H N S W I T C H

D I G I T A L Z O O M V I D E O S E A R C H P T Z

M U T E

M A N U A L R E C

 

 

USER LOGIN

DEVICE ID

:

 

 

(000000)

 

000000

USER NAME

:

 

admin

 

 

 

PASSWORD

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY EXIT

The Admin account is the default account and does not have a password. You may create a password and other user accounts using the Password menu as described in the User Manual.

STEP 5 Set Date and Time

1. Click on Basic in the Main Menu Bar at the bottom of the screen.

BASIC

SEARCH RECORD HDDBASIC ADVANCE EXIT

2. Click on Time in the Basic Menu.

TIME

LANG

PSWD

BASIC

VID/AUD EXIT

3a. Enter the date, time and desired formats using the virtual keyboard. Click individual numbers to change them.

3b. You may also choose to set the time zone along with enabling Daylight Savings Time (DST) to allow your DVR to adjust the time automatically.

3aDATE

 

 

TIME SETUP

 

 

07/14/2011

DATE

FORMAT

MM/DD/YY

TIME

07:29:04

TIME

FORMAT

24HOURS

SAVE

DATE AND TIME 4ZONE

 

0

3b

DST

OFF

 

 

 

The Virtual Keyboard

To enter numbers or characters, click the appropriate field and a virtual keyboard will appear. Click on a character to enter it into the field.

BLUE TAB Switches keyboard between numbers and upper or lower case letters if appropriate.

Backspace

Enter. Closes keyboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFAULT

APPLY

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

6

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Click on Save Date and Time.

 

 

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B

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ABC

 

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Click on Apply to save your settings.

 

 

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6.

Click on Exit.

 

 

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Camera Set Up

STEP 6 Connecting the Cameras

1. Connect the BNC and power leads on the camera to the matching connectors on the power and video cable.

NOTE: The male power end fits into the matching power lead on the camera.

2. Connect the BNC connector on the other end of the cable to any of the Video In ports on the back of the DVR.

3. Plug one of the power leads on the power splitter into the power lead on the power and video cable. 4. Repeat for each camera included with this package to ensure proper connection and function.

5. Connect the single end of the power splitter to the power adapter.

6. Plug the power adapter into a surge protector. You should now see a live video feed from each of your cameras.

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5

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You may now mount your cameras.

REPEAT

Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 7 Video File Search

 

2. To search your recordings:

 

 

 

a

SEARCH

 

b

 

 

CHN

ALL

DATE

RECORD

 

09:07

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Select the date to search.

07/14/2011

SEARCH

This DVR is configured to record when motion is

RECORD STATE

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

detected by default.

 

 

 

 

 

b. Click the Search button.

JUL.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

 

 

 

 

 

14TH

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there are recordings on a given

00

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

day, that date will be highlighted.

 

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

15

1. Click on Search in the Main Menu Bar.

 

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

c. Select the date in the calender

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILE

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the hour blocks below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILE

 

LIST

 

 

 

will indicate when a recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL

 

 

 

FIRST

was made. Green indicates a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE

00:00:00

SEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

regular recording while red is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

TIME

SIZE

TYPE

BAK

PRE

 

 

 

FILE

LIST

 

 

 

01

07:55:53-07:57:17

 

4.7M

Normal

 

NEXT

an alarm (motion detection)

TYPE

ALL

 

00:00:00

SEARCH

 

FIRST

01

07:57:19-07:59:23

 

6.7M

Alarm

 

LAST

event recording.

CH

 

TIME

SIZE

 

TYPE

BAK

PRE

01

07:59:25-08:00:33

 

3.7M

Alarm

 

ALL

 

01

07:55:53-07:57:17

 

4.7M

Normal

 

NEXT

01

08:00:36-08:01:47

 

3.8M

Alarm

 

d. Click File List to view a list of

01

07:57:19-07:59:23

 

6.7M

Alarm

 

 

 

OTHER

 

 

LAST

01

08:01:47-08:02:26

 

2.2M

Normal

 

recordings.

01

07:59:25-08:00:33

 

3.7M

Alarm

e

01

08:02:26-08:08:15

 

18.3M

Alarm

 

BACKUP

01

08:00:36-08:01:47

 

3.8M

Alarm

ALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e. Click on the desired recording

01

08:01:47-08:02:26

 

2.2M

Normal

 

OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to begin playback.

01

08:02:26-08:08:15

 

18.3M

Alarm

 

BACKUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Double click on the event you wish to review and it will begin replaying. The Playback Control Bar will appear below the video, allowing you to control the playback. It operates like a standard video player.

 

 

 

Slow

 

 

Viewing

 

 

 

Digital

Advance

 

 

Mode

 

 

 

Zoom

(1/2, 1/4, 1/8)

 

Pause

(Click to change)

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUTE

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewind

 

Play

 

Fast Forward

 

Exit

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