Web Interface 3.2

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Web Interface 3.2 is the latest iteration of web interface access distributed by IC Realtime. This interface is used to directly interact with an IC Realtime surveillance system whether it's installed in a home or a corporate environment. The web interface can be used to view cameras in real time, review recorded footage, manipulate PTZ cameras, reconfigure camera or recorder settings to list only a few of the functions it provides. This document will assist you in getting started and familiarizing yourself with the basic operations of the interface.

Plugins Install

The base functions of the web interface will generally work in most browsers allowing for accessing the unit's interface to manipulate its settings. If you are trying to view the camera feed then a plugin will be required to be installed. The plugins can only be installed with internet explorer as most other browsers don't support plugins. In the live video feed select the 'Please install plugins first!' and the download will start. For further assistance with plugins please see our Web Browser Plugins


Home Screen Menu

On Web Interface 3.2 once you log in to the device you will be on the Home Screen. At the top of the page is the Navigation Bar. Below the Navigation Bar is the Home Screen. Below is a break down of what the menus are.

Navigation Bar

Home Screen
  • Management - Is the Systems Settings menu
    • Camera - Is the menu where one will make changes or adjustments to Image settings, Encode, PTZ Control, Channel Type and camera Registration
    • Network - Is the menu where one will make changes or adjustments to Network settings.
    • Storage - Is the menu where one will make changes or adjustments to record location and Schedule/Record type
    • System - Is the menu where one will make changes or adjustments to General Systems settings
    • Account - Is the menu where one will make changes or adjustments to Accounts/Users
    • Info - Is used to access system version information as well as Log, Network status, and HDD status
  • Logout - Is the menu to the upper right corner where you will Logout, Reboot or Shut down the system
  • QR Icon - Is the menu to the upper right corner if click will bring up the P2P QR code to Scan.
    • QR icon will display the recorder QR code but if you are unable to connect you will need to go to Management -> Network -> P2P and make sure its enabled and status is online or connect success.
  • Display Desktop - Also known as Home Screen Button. Takes you back to the Home Screen.

Home Screen

  • LIVE - View cameras real-time video.
  • VIDEO - View, search, and play recorded videos.
  • ALARM - View and search live alarm information. Configure alarm event actions such as: Alarm Input, Alarm Output, Video Detect/Motion Detect, and Abnormality.
  • IVS - Manage and view behavior detection and settings.
  • FACE DETECT - Manage and view face detection information and settings
  • BACKUP - Search and back up video files.
  • DISPLAY - Configure resolution, display settings and a Tour.


Live View

Live View

Live View / Preview is used to monitor and interact with cameras in real time. Live View can be accessed by selecting Live from the Home Screen.

Usage

Click one of the cameras on the left panel to bring up the mainstream image. The mainstream is the recording stream which means higher quality and will require more resources. There is a carrot pointing down if selected this allows you to select the substream, pulling fewer resources.

Double clicking on the live video feed will bring up the video to a single split view instead of the 4-split. If it is double clicked again it will go to full screen. Double click again to return to original 4-split.

Shortcuts

Top right corner of the video feed window gives additional options:

  • Fish Eye - Dewarp the 360 and 720 overview camera views.
    • Not available on all recorders web interface. Feature only works on supported cameras.
  • Record - Records the live stream
  • Snapshot - Takes a single snapshot
  • Audio - Toggles audio if the device supports it.
  • Digital Zoom - Zooms into a designated area on the video feed. Note that this is a digital zoom and not a motorized zoom.
  • Close Video - Closes the selected stream

View Settings

  • W:H - Aspect ratio settings.
  • HD - Video streaming quality.
  • Fluency Level - Adjust fluency at which the live feed is displayed.
  • Full Screen - Bring the live view into full screen.
  • Single Split - Change the live view split settings to a single split.
  • Four Split - Change the live view split settings to a four split.

PTZ Menus

The menu on the top right-hand side has several directional buttons and other menu buttons. This menu is referred to as the Navigation Menu or PTZ Menu. It is mainly used to control the motorized features of a camera or to navigate through an On Screen Display Menu (OSD).

Navigation Menu

  • Directional Arrows - Moves the PTZ camera in the desired direction.
  • Speed - Movement speed of the motorized functions. Different devices may differ in speeds even if using the same value.
  • Zoom +/- - Zooms the motorized camera lens in or out. Does not work on a fixed camera lens.
  • Focus +/- - Manual adjustments of the camera's focal point
  • IRIS +/- - open/close the iris which controls the amount of light let into the camera lens. Opening the IRIS will allow more light in making the image brighter. The Buttons also act as an Enter button when the OSD menu os being displayed.

PTZ Menu/Submenu

Under the Iris buttons, there is a drop-down menu. If click it will reveal submenus. One submenu tab is PTZ Setup and the other is PTZ Menu.

PTZ Setup - Used to start/stop and to set PTZ functions which include: Scan, Preset, Tour, Pattern, Pan, Aux, Light & Wiper, Flip, Reset

PTZ Menu - Similar to the Navigation buttons in the case of the 4 directional buttons. The center button is used to open the OSD Menu. Same can be accomplished with the On/Open button (may vary from different model recorders and cameras).

Playback

Video Playback

Playback is used to view recorded footage. From the Home Screen select VIDEO to get to playback.

Search

To search for footage you would need to first select what day you are pulling playback for by selecting the day from the calendar on the right. Days with a Dot below them have recordings on those days. After selecting the date to select the cameras from the Channel List. Depending on if you are recording on constant (Green), motion (Yellow), alarm (Red) or IVS (Orange) it will show a different color(s) at the bottom of the page with a 24-hour timeline. Click the time period you would like to view. In order to get to a more specified time period, you can do this by zooming in the time period bar with the use of the magnifying slider at the bottom right.

Saving Playback

Click the scissors icon, then enter the start and end time in the bottom right section “to and from”. Once the time is entered, click the floppy disk icon to the right to download the footage. If on Internet Explorer a Browse for Folder window will open so you can specify where you want to save it.

Add IP Camera

In order to add IP cameras or manage IP camera connection information one will need to access REGISTRATION. To access the REGISTRATION menu click on MANAGEMENT and select CAMERA.

Note: On AVR units the REGISTRATION menu may not be there. In order to get the menu to show up, you must select CHANNEL TYPE. On this page, you will need to enable IP channels or convert the analog channels to IP. After the unit power cycles the REGISTRATION menu will be accessible.

Camera Manual Add

Manual add

Inside the REGISTRATION page, select manual add. Choose the appropriate manufacturer, Private for ICRealtime, Onvif for 3rd party cameras. When using Private for ICRealtime and Clearview cameras you will also need the TCP port value. For Onvif devices, you will need the HTTP and RTSP ports. After everything has been input select connect then okay. The device status will show green when online.

Device Search

Inside the remote device page select device search. Once the cameras on your network show in the top box, select the cameras by checking the box on the left and click add. The device status will show green when online.

*If the cameras have a custom account username or password, press the pencil icon and input the account information then press okay.

ALARM

Alarm Menu is used to set different types of alarm triggers, video detections and abnormalities with the unit.

Alarm Options:

  • ALARM INFO - Used to search ALARM events that happened through a specified time period.
  • ALARM INPUT - Used to specify alarm input triggers such as Local - Normally Open (NO)/Normally Closed (NC) contacts, Alarm Box, IPC Ext, IPC Offline and HDAVS Alarms.
  • ALARM OUTPUT - Used to specify alarm input triggers using Normally Open (NO)/Normally Closed (NC) contacts.
  • VIDEO DETECT - Used to specify video detection features such as Motion Detect, Video Loss, Tampering, and Diagnosis.
    • On the new web interface Motion Detect has been moved from its original position being under Events on past recorders to now being located in the ALARM menu.
  • ABNORMALITY - Used to enable notification for device abnormalities including: HDD, Network and User.