This guide will give you instructions on how to set up your Pioneer/Trio/Quattro/3X/4X DVR to record using motion detection as a recording trigger. Motion Detection can be very useful in saving valuable recording space.
What you will need:
- Cameras connected to your DVR
Step 1: Enabling Motion Detect
- Once the DVR is on, right-click on the mouse and select the option for Main Menu. You may be promoted log in, make sure you are logged in as an administrator.
- From the Main Menu select the Event option, the first page you will see is for Motion Detection, if you find yourself on a different page the option for Motion Detection is on the left-hand side.
- At the top of the Motion Detection menu are the channel numbers, select the channel that you wish to enable for motion detection. (Please do not select all as this may cause undesired results later in the setup)
- Select the Enable check box for the chosen channel, this will allow you to see the other settings available.
- There is an option further down for Record Channel, enable the corresponding channel number for the channel you have selected, this is instructing the DVR what channel it should record when motion is seen on this channel.
- You can enable other settings such as a buzzer, send an email or trigger an external alarm device. Once completed be sure to save your changes.
- Go back to the top and repeat the process for any other channel you wish to record motion on, once complete for all your chosen channels, press Apply, then OK to return to the Main Menu and move to Step 2.
Step 2: Enabling Motion Recording
- From the Main Menu, select the option for Storage, on the left-hand side you will see the option for Record Config.
- Record Config will allow you to choose which camera you would like to set a schedule for. Schedules can be set individually or selecting All will apply the same changes to every channel.
- You can set different periods for different recordings, Regular means constant recording, Detect is for motion detection and Alarm is for external alarm inputs such as PIR sensors or door contacts that have been wired to the DVR.
- The period is when you would like this type of recording to happen. Example: if you want the unit to record motion all the time you would set the period at 00:00 -24:00 with only detect highlighted.
- You can mix the recording types for different situations, one example may be a shop recording on motion only out of hours and constantly during opening hours; i.e if the opening hours were 9 to 5 you would have Period 1 as 00:00 - 9:00 as detect only, Period 2 as 9:00 - 17:00 with Regular only and Period 3 as 17:00 - 24:00 selected.
- Once complete press Apply then OK to finish.