Start Up Wizard



When a recorder is turned on and booted for the first time you will be prompted first to set the Admin account password. The required password for the recorder has to be at least 8 characters and include one capital letter and one number.
Next the you will be able to setup an unlock pattern password, this works similar to the way users would unlock a cell phone. Users can draw a pattern to use as the admin account password for use on the recorders monitor. This step can be skipped using the skip button on the bottom right.
You can configure the recorder with an Email address for future use if you were ever to forget a password to the recorder. You will be able to use the “Forgot password” feature and have the support send a reset password to yourself via email. Note that this email CAN NOT be changed later.
Yoy will also be able to answer 3 security questions from a list of different question drop downs. Setting up the 3 questions will also be able to be used later to reset the devices lost password. Both options can be skipped by unchecking them and then clicking save in the bottom right. These settings can be set up at a later time.
After configuring the admin account password and setting up information that will assist in resetting forgotten password you will be prompted with do you want to enable automatic firmware update. You can choose yes or no by keep the check box check on or unchecking it and then clicking next. It is recommended to use auto updates.
The General menu will allow you to configure the Instant Playback time, Auto Logout Time, Mouse Sensitivity, and the Date and Time settings.Instant Playback refers to the in channel play back on the live view.
Auto Logout is the main menu time out settings.
Date and Time should be configured on every new install. The recorders will NOT come out of the box with the correct settings. If the time and date on the recorder are not correct the recordings will not be at the correct time and can lead to lost footage.
Next are the TCP / IP network settings. Normally it is suggested to set the recorder to DHCP when users will be using the P2P for remote access, and set the recorder to Static when remote access will be done via port forwarding. Please see the Networking section for full details on how to set the recorder up on a static IP.
Next the you will be directed to set up the cell phone app on your cell phone. Users can scan the first QR code on the left hand side using a phones QR reader app, scanning the QR code will take then user to the DMSS app download page on the app market. After the DMSS app is downloaded and running the user can open the device manager from the main menu and select to add a P2P device.The user can use “Scan” section to scan the QR code on the right hand side. This will enter in the Serial Number of the recorder into the app. Next fill out a name for the device, enter in the username and password of the admin account on the recorder, and last change the live view and playback option to Main. Click on start live preview at the bottom of the app to view the cameras.
You will next be able to change the Encode settings (Quality settings) for the cameras. Changing the encoding settings can help save network bandwidth and HDD storage space.

Type: The stream settings can be set different between 24 hour recording and motion recording. You can select Regular Type or MD type to set settings for each type of recording.
Compression: Compression saves on bandwidth and HDD space used. H.264H is set up on each channel by default this will save the most network bandwidth and storage. H.264 is a little less compression and is the standard compression rate. H.264B is a basic compression and will help with unit’s playback on slow networks.
Resolution: This setting will auto adjust based on the camera plugged into the channel it is recommended not to change this setting.
Frame Rate (FPS): This is the frames per second that a unit will display the higher the number the smoother the video will look, the lower the number the choppier the video will look. The default for each channel is normally 15 frames. It is not recommended to go below 3.75 frames per second.
Bit Rate Type:  It is recommended to always keep bit rate type at CBR for good networks (10mbps download and 10mbps upload minimum) and VBR for slower networks (Anything under 10mbps on down or upload)
Bit Rate (Kb/s): Bit rate is the amount of data that the recorder is streaming the camera at. This is how much data is packed into every data packet per second. The default rate is 4096 kbps or 4mbps. This is a good rate for units on a fast network and have a medium to large amount of HDD space. On devices running on slower networks or have small amounts of HDD space it is recommended to set the Bit rate (Kb/s) to 2048.
Audio/Video: Check on each check box to enable the audio for each channel / camera. The last check box is for sub stream video and will come checked on by default and should always remained checked on.

The Basic menu will allow you to decide if you want the HDD to stop recording when it is full, or if it should start over writing the oldest sets of recording. Overwrite is recommended.Also if you are recording 24 hours a day it will allow a you to select the pack duration for when a file will be fully saved and completed on the HDD and ready for back up.

Last you can select when to delete the oldest recordings and logs automatically. It is recommended to keep this setting at Never.

Last you will be able to select and configure the schedule and the type of recording you wish to save. You can select Regular recording (24 hours / Set by default), MD (motion detection), Alarm, MD&Alarm, and last Intel (Smart Feature). If a customer wants to record on motion only you will use this screen to make that configuration. You will notice the days of the week on the left side, each day can have varying types of scheduling based down to the hour of the day.The checked green box above the green lines in the example below is representative of “regular” recording or recording all the time. The yellow box next to it, “MD,” is for motion detect or to only record on motion triggering. The red box next to that, “Alarm,” is to record only when the alarm is triggered. The grey box next to that is to record when both motion is detected and an alarm is triggered. The final option “Intel,” is to trigger recording for the smart features such as cross-line detection.

To modify the schedule you will want to click in the box of the type of recording you want. Now left click the day you want to modify and drag your mouse across the screen. For example, if you wanted to set Sunday to motion detect only you would first click on regular recording, then Sunday, then drag across the screen until the entire green line was erased. You would then click “MD,” and drag across the screen all the way. You should now no longer have a green line next to Sunday and instead have a yellow line. This will force the system to record on Sunday only.

It’s important to note that within this screen you are only modifying the settings for whatever channel is in the top-left of the screen. If you want the same settings for multiple channels then you should use the copy function at the bottom of the screen to get it to other channels…and be sure to hit save after changing your schedule! Click Finish when done.


Recording Setup