The new iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs are 960H
CCTV format and use the latest H.264 video compression. These DVRs can record video surveillance
using the following recording modes: continuous, scheduled, motion detection, alarm, panic,
and intensive mode. Watch this video and I’ll show you how easy it is to set up any of these
video recording modes on an iDVR-PRO. Here’s a live camera view on an iDVR-PRO.
I’m going to access the main menu down here and select record setup. On the main record
setup screen you can change the mode from auto-configuration to manual configuration.
We’ll get back to that in a minute what that does. Down here you can select your continuous
recording. I’m going to change it right now to motion. In here you can set each camera’s
resolution, frame rate in frames per second, quality, and whether the audio – if there
is an auto mic associated with that camera – is on or off for recording. Then down here
you can set up the pre-recording time and the post-recording time for when the motion
event occurs. I’m just going to cancel out there so I can show you some of the other
modes. The alarm recording mode looks almost identical
to the recording mode. Actually, it is identical. Same thing, you can set each camera’s frame
rate and everything. Then there’s a motion and alarm recording so that recording is triggered
when motion is detected by a camera or from an external alarm sensor. Then what these
intensive modes are is the intensive motion is let’s say you want to record at a lower
frame rate and resolution continuously when nothing is going on, but then while the camera
detects motion you want to bump the resolution up to the maximum and the frame rate and the
quality. That’s what these intensive modes are for, which are really handy if you wan
to record continuously but not use up all your disk drive space so you make the resolution
lower. Then when the motion is triggered, then it goes to a higher resolution and frame
rate setting. The intensive alarm recording is the same
thing. You just set up the different frame rates and resolutions for continuous vs. alarm
recording. Then intensive motion and alarm is again the same thing, but you set up the
frame rate for if there’s motion detected or an external alarm triggered to record at
the high frame rate. If I change this mode from auto to manual the menu changes a little
bit. Now if I select continuous recording I can actually set up schedules and I can
set up different resolution and frame rates and quality based on the hours of the day.
If I want different resolutions and frame rates at certain times of the day, that’s
what these settings are for. You can make it per camera for every hour block in a day
different if you’d like. The more important thing or more commonly
thing used is the schedule. In here for each camera I can set up which hours in the day
that this particular camera is going to record continuously. Every camera can be different.
I’m just setting some different cameras as an example, setting this one to record all
24 hours in a day and those first two cameras recording different six or seven hour blocks,
whatever I select up there. I’m going to close out of that. Actually,
I didn’t want to go out of the recording screen so let me go back into the recording screen.
Again, I’ll go into record setup. The next thing I want to show you is panic recording.
What panic recording is is there’s a panic button on the front of the DVR that you can
just press to override and initiate recording. You can set the frame rates for each camera
for panic recording. Again, there’s a button on the front of the DVR to trigger this. Then
you can also trigger it via this menu if you hover the mouse down here. This is panic record
button that you can click via the mouse. Then that P in each of those windows is indicating
that panic recording is triggered. Now I just went back to the continuous recording that’s
set up. I really love how easy the new IDVR Pros are
to use. I do not think I’ve tested an easier to use interface on a standalone DVR in all
my years doing research and development at CCTV Camera Pros. If you would like to learn
more about IDVR Pro CCTV DVRs or you would like to request a demo so you can log into
an IDVR Pro from an IOS Device, Android device, Mac, or Windows PC, please visit www.idvrpro.com.
Thank you for watching.