Note: Some camera menus are different. While the menu tree might not look exactly like the examples in this article, they'll be similar. Browse through the camera menu to find the setting you're looking for if you don't see it listed here. First you'll need to access the live view by going to the the cameras IP address. If you don't know it, click the link below for instructions on how to configure. Once you're on the camera's live view page, you can access the SETUP menu page by clicking the setup icon.

Acti IP Camera Basic Configuration

Note: Some camera menus are different. While the menu tree might not look exactly like the examples in this article, they'll be similar. Browse through the camera menu to find the setting you're looking for if you don't see it listed here. First you'll need to access the live view by going to the the cameras IP address. If you don't know it, click the link below for instructions on how to configure. Once you're on the camera's live view page, you can access the SETUP menu page by clicking the setup icon.

The camera setup page should have a list of settings you can modify. The list might include host, date/time, network, IP, video, event, and system settings to name a few. Clicking the [+] symbol will expand the sub-menus for further configuration. Some settings are grouped into one category. In the following section, we'll go over these individually.

HOST SETTINGS

This section lets the network admin define the host name and the interface language.

In the host field, you'll see 3 fields.

  • Host Name - Advanced networks with strict security policies use the host name to make sure the device you're connecting is allowed to request an IP address from the DHCP server. Network administrators can define host names to prevent undefined hosts from connecting to the network. For example, a network administrator at a school might want to define all the computers on a network as "Computer" and all the cameras on the network as "Camera" like in the example above. Make sure "Use Host Name" is checked under IP Settings for this function to work.
  • Camera Name - This is used to ID the camera by the software you're using to configure and record the camera. Most installers use easy to remember names like location and environment. Some examples would include "North Basketball Court" or "Police Administration Office". Administrators can modify
  • Language - This setting is the same one you find when you first visit the cameras IP address. It lets you change the default language of the cameras interface.
Jun 26th 2020 Tony

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