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* Make sure that Windows is logged into an administrative account before proceeding. The software is required to be installed on an admin account. After the initial install you can use any Windows account.
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* The software is required to be installed on a Windows administrative account. If installed on a user account the program may malfunction. After the initial install you may use any account.
 
* Extract the contents of the ZIP file before running the software. ''This step is important. If skipped, it may cause the software to malfunction.''
 
* Extract the contents of the ZIP file before running the software. ''This step is important. If skipped, it may cause the software to malfunction.''
 
* Run the extracted software and follow the installation prompts. You can uncheck Storage Service. Storage Service converts your PC to an NVR and records the cameras directly to it. If this feature will not be used it will take up space on the hard drive.
 
* Run the extracted software and follow the installation prompts. You can uncheck Storage Service. Storage Service converts your PC to an NVR and records the cameras directly to it. If this feature will not be used it will take up space on the hard drive.

Revision as of 16:02, 19 July 2018

SmartICRSS - Video Management Software

SmartICRSS 2.x is the latest iteration in video management software distributed by IC Realtime. This software is used to directly interact with an IC Realtime surveillance system whether it's installed in a home or a corporate environment. SmartICRSS is designed around ease of use while still providing powerful utilities to fit the needs of every client. The application can be used to view cameras in real time, review recorded footage, manipulate PTZ cameras, reconfigure camera or recorder settings, and manage multiple sites, to list only a few of the functions it provides. You will find that the versatility SmartICRSS provides will offer a management solution to almost any installation. This document will assist you in getting started and familiarizing yourself with the basic operations of the software.

Software Install

To download SmartICRSS go to https://icrealtime.com/index.php?pg=downloads or from the main page go to Support then Software Downloads. Under SmartICRSS Remote Client Software select the download link for either Windows or Apple. Continue with the installation steps for your respective system

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Windows

  • The software is required to be installed on a Windows administrative account. If installed on a user account the program may malfunction. After the initial install you may use any account.
  • Extract the contents of the ZIP file before running the software. This step is important. If skipped, it may cause the software to malfunction.
  • Run the extracted software and follow the installation prompts. You can uncheck Storage Service. Storage Service converts your PC to an NVR and records the cameras directly to it. If this feature will not be used it will take up space on the hard drive.
  • Launch the software and proceed to set up the password and security questions. Keep in mind that the password and security questions are just for the software, not for the NVR/DVR/Camera.

Add a Device

Once the software is installed you can proceed to enroll a device to SmartICRSS. A device can be a camera, NVR/DVR, or an indoor/outdoor monitoring station. The Devices page should come up by default if it's the first time running the software. The Devices page can accessed from the New page.

Manual

Manual add can be used in place of Auto Search. Adding a device manually is required for any type of remote connection i.e. DDNS, P2P, or public IP address or if your firewall is restricting the software's ability to scan the network. The two methods to add a device are IP/Domain and SN. IP/Domain is used for establishing a connection through the local IP address, the DDNS address, or the public IP address. SN is used for connecting locally and remotely using P2P. From the Devices page click Add:

  • For IP/Domain
    • Device Name - This is how the device appears in the software; you can name this whatever you want
    • Method to Add - IP/Domain
    • IP/Domain Name - Input the IP address of the NVR/DVR/Camera or the DDNS address. ex: icrealtime.icddns.com
    • Port - Input the TCP port that was set up in the device. If no TCP port was customized IC Realtime uses 32789 or 37777 as defaults
    • Group Name - Unless a custom group was created leaving it at Default Group is sufficinet
    • Username - This is the username to log into the NVR/DVR/Camera, not the software. The default username is admin
    • Password - This is the password used to log into the NVR/DVR/Camera, not the software. The default password is admin
  • For P2P
    • Device Name - This is how the device appears in the software; you can name this whatever you want
    • Method to Add - SN
    • SN - Input the serial number of the device. If the serial number is not known it can be acquired from the serial sticker on the device.
      • The serial number can also be found within the info tab in the web GUI and within P2P in the network settings
    • Username - This is the username to log into the NVR/DVR/Camera, not the software. The default username is admin
    • Password - This is the password used to log into the NVR/DVR/Camera, not the software. The default password is admin

Auto

Auto Search will scan the network for IC Realtime devices and display them in the search field. Auto Search will only work for local access; you cannot use auto search to set up a remote connection. From the Devices page click Auto Search:

  • As long as the firewall isn't restricting SmartICRSS devices on the network should appear in the window. If no devices appear then input the IP local IP address segment in the field that says Device Segment
    • Windows - If you don't know your local IP address segment you can find out by using the command prompt. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom left to open the start menu and type in "CMD". The first result should be Command Prompt. With the Command Prompt open type "ipconfig" and scroll up until you see default gateway. The default gateway is part of the local IP segment. ex: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255
    • Apple - If you don't know your local IP address segment you can find out by clicking the Apple logo in the top left and selecting System Preferences. Once inside System Preferences select network. The default gateway is part of the local IP segment. ex: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255
  • Select the check boxes next to the devices that you want to enroll then click Add.
  • The username and password are for the NVR/DVR/Camera, not the software.

Live View

Live View is used to monitor and interact with cameras in real time. Live View can be accessed by selecting Live View from the New page. By default, all added devices will appear under the Default Group tree.

Usage

Double click on a device that you want to start streaming. If the device is an NVR/DVR then it will load all of the cameras that are currently enrolled to that machine. Double clicking will pull the mainstream which is higher quality but more resource intensive i.e. higher network traffic and higher CPU usage. If resources are limited then the substream can be used as an alternative. The substream can be accessed by right clicking on a device and selecting substream. Camera streams can also be started by dragging an icon into the camera grid. The grid size can be changed by using the icons in the bottom right. While a camera is streaming it can be reordered by dragging it to a different grid.


Right clicking on a streaming camera gives additional options:

  • Close Video - Closes the selected stream
  • Close All Videos - Closes all currently active streams
  • Start Audio - Toggles audio if the device supports it
  • Start Talk - Toggles 2-way audio if the device supports it
  • Start Record - Records the live stream to the local computer until toggled off
  • Snapshot - Takes a single snapshot and saves it to the local computer
  • Triple Snapshot - Takes 3 snapshots and saves them to the local computer
  • Start Instant Playback - Rewinds the video 5 minutes by default. This can be changed in the software settings
  • Playback - Opens playback for the selected camera
  • Multi-screen Track - Splits the image up into multiple, controllable images
  • Window Scale - Changes the aspect ratio of the stream
  • Stream Type - Changes the stream type to either mainstream or substream
  • Image Adjust - Alter the image settings of the camera
  • IVS Rule - Shows the IVS rules in the stream if IVS was set up
  • Full Screen - Toggles full screen

Shortcuts

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Fisheye

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Views

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PTZ

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Playback

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Search

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Backup

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Smart Search

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