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    Active Deterrence Camera Setup Guide

    Active Deterrence Camera Setup guide

    Feature Overview

    The VIP Vision Pro AI Active Deterrence Camera is designed to ward off intruders with an Audio Visual warning. 

    This can be triggered with events such as Motion Detection/IVS(Tripwire and Intrusion)/SMD, external alarm input and can also be Manually Triggered remotely via the DMSS Application.

    It also includes a 24/7 Full Colour sensor allowing the camera to see colour at Night, provided there is a minimum lux of 0.007.
    For comparison, the lux level of a Clear Night Sky with a Full Moon is around 0.25 Lux.

    Alarm Setup


    Please Note: This camera needs to be configured via the web interface

    How to access the Web Interface of a Camera

    There are two methods to connect to an IP camera's web interface, depending on how the camera is connected to the recorder. The reason to connect directly to the web interface, is to adjust specific settings that are unable to be setup from the recorder. Such as PTZ camera idle motion settings, and ANPR camera settings.

    Accessing Cameras that are directly connected to an NVR

    When using a recorder with inbuilt PoE ports, the cameras that are connected will automatically get assigned an IP address from the recorder.
    In order to login to the camera, we first need to login to the NVR. This method works on recorders that are using the black user interface.

    1. Connect your computer to the same network as the recorder.
    2. If there is internet access, your computer should receive an IP address in the same IP address range of the recorder. If your computer does not receive an IP address or there is no modem/router, see the "Changing the IP address on a Windows Computer" section to statically assign an IP address in the same range as the recorders IP address.

    3. On the recorder, go to Main Menu > Network. Note down the IP address of the recorder.

    4. On the computer, open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the recorder.
    5. If the computer is able to see the recorder, you will see a login page. Enter the recorders username and password.
    6. Select Setting > Camera > Camera List.
    7. Next to each camera, there will be a  icon. Select the icon next to the camera you wish to connect to.
    8. A new page will open, bringing up the login page for the camera. Enter the username and password for the camera. Usually, the username is admin, and the password is the same as the recorder.

    Connecting to cameras that are connected via a PoE switch.

    This guide requires that the recorder and camera are already setup for network access. If the camera is not currently connected to the NVR, you may need to assign an IP address to your PC/Laptop Manually, see the "Changing the IP address on a Windows Computer" below to statically assign an IP address in the same range as the cameras IP address.

    Changing the IP address on a Windows Computer - If no Modem/Router is connected

    Follow the below steps to manually assign an IP address to a Windows computer, this will need to be done if the recorder/camera you are connecting to is not connected to a local network where DHCP is being assigned to devices.

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Select Network & Internet.

    3. Select Status, then Change Adapter Options.
    4. Right-click the network adapter you want to change the IP address for, and select Properties.
    5. Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item.
    6. Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address in the same range as the device you are trying to access. (E.g when trying to access use a IP address in the 192.168.1.x range.) Note: This cannot be the same as the device you are trying to connect to or any other device on the same network. Save your changes on both windows.
    7. Type the IP address of the device you are trying to access into the address bar of your web browser.
    8. Once finished configuring the device, change the adapter settings back to normal by following steps 1-6 and clicking Obtain an IP address automatically.
    1. Connect the computer to the same network as the cameras.

    2. Download the Config tool program.
    3. Once the download is complete, extract the zip file, and open the ConfigTool.exe file.
    4. Select the button, devices that are found on the network will be listed.
    5. Click the Web button next to the camera you would like to login to.
    6. A new page will open, bringing up the login page for the camera. Enter the username and password for the camera. Usually, the username is admin, and the password is the same as the recorder.

    The alarm can be enabled within the settings of Motion/IVS/Alarm. Depending on selection, either/or both the audio and visual light will be triggered when the camera detects an event. 

    Audio Linkage configuration is for the Audio Warning. 
    Warning Light configuration is for the Red & Blue Flashing Strobe

    IVS Setup

    1. Navigate to Setting > Event > IVS 

    Motion Detection Setup

    1. Navigate to Setting > Event > Video Detection.

    Trigger with External Device

    1. Navigate to Setting > Event > Alarm

    Additional Configuration

    Scheduling the LED Light

    In some installations, it may be required to adjust when the white LED light turns on, and its intensity.

    In this example we are setting the light to be off during the day, and 100% brightness at night.

    1. Connect to the camera's web interface.
    2. Login to the camera.

    3. Select Settings, Conditions, then Profile Management.
    4. Select Schedule, and adjust the time frame to suit your requirements the select Save. The black portion is the night period, and the orange portion is the day period.

    5. Select Conditions, then Illuminator.

    6. Set the Day Profile to Off, and select "Save". This turns the light off during the day.

    7. Set the Night Profile to Manual, and adjust the Brightness to suit your requirements. Select Save.

    How to disarm the Alarm

    You can disarm the strobe & siren of the camera remotely via DMSS or locally via the NVR it is connected to.


    This feature is available on compatible NVR models only. Please ensure that the NVR and the DMSS app are up to date.


    Open the DMSS App and tap the . . . Icon next to your device card on the home page.
      Wait for the device settings to load, this may take up to 10 seconds. Then turn on the Disable Alarm Linkage Function.


    If the top right of the Live View page next to the time there is a icon.
    Click this to arm/disarm the deterrence features. Red means it is armed. Grey is disarmed.

    Alternatively, navigate to Main Menu > Alarm > Disarming.
    Set Disarming to On to disable deterrence features.
    Set Disarming to Off to turn them back on.

    How to Disarm the Alarm on a Schedule

    Via Web Interface

    1. Navigate to Setting > Event > Disarming
    2. Enable Disarm by Period
    3. Select Setting
    4. Fill out Period settings, then click Save
    5. Click Save


    Via NVR

    1. Navigate to Main Menu > Alarm > Disarming
    2. Select Setting
    3. Fill out Period settings, then click OK.
    4. Click Apply.

    Importing Custom Sounds for Alarm Audio Playback

    1. Navigate to Setting > Camera > Audio > Alarm Audio

    2. Select Add Audio File, then you can choose to record an audio file from your microphone, or upload a file you have already downloaded.

    When uploading a file, the format must be .wav (Wave Format) and the file will need to be less than 10 seconds. 

    Using DMSS to trigger the light/audio functions

    Before beginning, ensure you have the camera or NVR added to the DMSS application.

    1. Open DMSS and select the Active Deterrence camera.
    2. Expand the settings by clicking the arrow.

    3. Select the lightbulb option.

    4. In this menu, you will have the option to enable/disable the light, or audio output from the camera.

    Two-Way Talk

    1. Navigate to Setting > Camera > Audio in the Camera's Web Interface
    2. Set AudioIn Type to Mic, and Tick Enable for both Main Stream & Sub Stream.
    In the DMSS App, bring the camera up full screen.
    Tap the Speaker button  to listen to audio from the camera. (Ensure your phone's Media volume is turned up).
    Tap the Microphone button to speak out of the camera.
    (You may need to enable microphone permissions for your phone)

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