Digital Video Recorder
Before operating your DVR, you may check if it is the latest system version.
Note: See your model at the bottom sticker of your DVR
Setup--System info--System version--S/W version
If it is not the latest version, we recommend to upgrade your DVR to the latest system version.
Note:Confirm your DVR system to choose the correct url. Setup—System setup—General setup--Standard
In Live Viewing mode, right-click on the screen and click Setup, login interface will show up.
Setup—System tools—User management—Set password
Note: It is highly recommended to set the correct time to assure accurate time stamps on video recordings.
Setup—System setup—General setup
Note: The system can work, showing live viewing, but can't record without a hard drive.
Setup — System info — HDD info
3.5" or 2.5" SATA, SeaGate and Western Digital are recommended.
After a new hard drive is correctly installed, it will show 0GB capacity. Correct capacity will show after formatted.
Setup — System tools — HDD management
Select the hard drive detected, click Format. Format: “” stands selected, “” stands not selected, when click "format" a confirm interface will pop up, click confirm to format, click cancel to return the main interface.
In Live Viewing mode, right-click on the screen and click Manual record.
Channel：""means open；""means close
Setup — System setup — Record setup
Note: Select Motion, it will record only motion detected.
CONNECTING YOUR DVR TO A NETWORK
First and foremost, you will need to physically connect your DVR to a router. This router can be part of an existing network of computers, or it can be the router/modem supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to connect you to the Internet. This connection will be made by plugging the included Ethernet cable into the port on the back of the DVR marked RJ45. Your DVR is not designed to be connected wirelessly to a network. It is also recommended that the router that the DVR is connected to should be connected directly to the Internet rather than to another router if Internet access is desired as multiple routers can create problems with connectivity. You will also need to have a computer connected to the same router - at least temporarily - to make certain settings.
DHCP and UPNP are enabled for most home router. If not, check the instruction how to do that.http://www.defeway.com/upnp.html
Setup — System setup — Network setup
On the Network setup interface, click DHCP, the DVR will get an IP address. Write it down. Remove the choice of DHCP, click OK to save and exit to Setup interface, “Configuration changed! To save the latest configuration?” will pop up, click Yes to confirm.
Reenter the Network setup, revise the IP address to be the one you wrote down if it changed. Do NOT select DHCP next time log in.
Find your device ID
On the right side of "ismart" is the dvr device ID. After connecting your dvr to the network, the ID can show up. Please remove the tick on "ismart" if it is selected, then exit back to main menu, login again. Reselect "ismart", click OK to save, then exit to Setup interface, click "Yes" to confirm configuration change. Wait 1 or 2 minutes, go to Network setup and the DVR will get the ID.
Method 1:(Please note that this method only works in simple network. For complex network, pls refer to Method 2)
Step 1: Launch Internet Explorer, enter http://www.ismartp2p.com in the address bar.
Step 2: Enter your Device ID, Username, Password and login.
Note: Username and password are the same as the DVR’s. Find Esee ID on Network setup of your DVR.
After email alerts setup, you will receive an instant email, informing you the motion detected with event screenshot.
Step 1:Email setup
Setup — System setup — Network setup—E-Mail
Before setup, you need at least two email accounts, one is a gmail account as the sender, the other is as the receiver. You can set two receiving accounts (Sendee 1 and Seedee 2 on above picture).
See below picture for reference.
After inputting all information, Click Test, you will get below note.
If everything goes well, you will see
Now log in your receiving email account (Sendee 1, Sendee2), an email from the sender gmail account should be received.
Setup — System setup — Video Detection
Channel, choose the Channel you need to set up
Test everything works as expected.
“Event:Motion detect in video channel 1; Time:2013-09-29 20:32:08; Device:JA7208D; IP Address:192.168.1.114”