NVR/Recording Setup/Physical Alarm

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Recorder Alarm Setup

Description

This article is to show you instruction of how to wire and setup the alarm input from the recorder.

Prerequisites

1. NVR/HCVR/DVR with Alarm IN relay functionality

2. Alarm input device. Such as: Toggle switch or motion sensor.

3. Power supply unit rated for the Electronic Buzzer (and the NVR/HCVR/DVR)

Video Tutorial

Step by Step Instructions

Please Note: Setting up alarm triggers will only work with recorders that have alarm inputs.

STEP 1. Identify the connections on the Alarm Trigger.

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  • COM: Communication Port or Ground N.C: Normally Closed - A Trigger that initiates when an object disrupts the communication line of 2 sensors
  • N.C: Normally Closed - A Trigger that initiates when an object disrupts the communication line of 2 sensors
  • N.O: Normally Open - A Trigger that initiates when an object completes the communication line of 2 sensors.


STEP 2. Connect the N.C. (Normally Closed) wire to one of the numbered ports. Connect the COM wire to the COM / Ground Port.

  • Alarm Inputs are grouped in fours.
  • Each group uses the Communication/Ground Port on the right. Alarm Inputs are grouped in fours. Each group uses the Communication/Ground Port on the right.

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STEP 3. From your local GUI, right click on your live view screen and click on Main Menu.

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STEP 4.Click Event from the Settings menu option.

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STEP 5. From the left menu tab, click Alarm.

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STEP 6. Click on Local Alarm tab.

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STEP 7. Select the Alarm In Port you connected from Step 2.

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STEP 8. Select alarm trigger Type

  • Normally Closed: A Trigger that initiates when an object disrupts the communication line of 2 sensors.
  • Normally Open: A Trigger that initiates when an object completes the communication line of 2 sensors.

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STEP 9. Configure the Alarm Trigger Settings

  • Show Message: An alert will appear on the display attached to the system when the alarm is triggered.
  • Record Channel: Configure the alarm to trigger recording on a specific channel, or all.
  • Snapshot: A Snapshot will be taken by a specific channel or all when the alarm is triggered.

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STEP 10. Click Apply.

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STEP 11. Click OK

  • If you configured the Alarm to "Show a Message", it will appear as soon as the alarm is triggered.

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  • Right-Click your mouse once to clear the message.

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