Hardware Preparation

  1. Verifire Camera (box or bullet)
  2. Verifire NVR
  3. POE Switch/Power Adaptor (if camera is not connected to the NVR)
  4. Lan Cable
  5. LED monitor and VGA connector/HDMI to configure NVR
  6. Router with an active internet

 

Hardware Setup

Verifire Camera and Verifire NVR

  1. Install the camera on the desired location. Position it in a place where fire/smoke is critical.
  2. If POE injector or Power adaptor is used make sure that there is an outlet near the Verifire camera
  3. If the Verifire camera will use the POE port from the Verifire NVR you need to make sure that the length of the UTP Cat 6 or Cat 5e cable is enough.
  4. Connect the Lan cable from the Verifire Camera to the Verifire NVR
  5. Connect the Verifire NVR to the Router
  6. For Configuration of the Verifire NVR
    1. Connect the monitor to the Verifire NVR
    2. Connect the Laptop/computer to the router where the Verifire NVR is connected.
  7. Once all are connected you can proceed with the Software Setup.

Verifire Camera ONLY

  1. Install the camera on the desired location. Position it in a place where fire/smoke is critical.
  2. If POE injector or Power adaptor is used make sure that there is an outlet near the Verifire camera
  3. Connect the camera directly to the router using a UTP cable
  4. Connect the Laptop to the router for the setup configuration.
  5. Once all are connected you can proceed with the Software Setup.

 

Software Setup

  1. Network Setup

Camera End

There are 2 ways tosetup the camera but first you need to know the IP address of the camera.

a– The camera’s default setting is set to DHCP, which means it will receive an IP automatically when it connects to a router. Using a Laptop connected to the router, you can either find out it’s IP by directly accessing the router or by using the Onvif Test Tool (install it on the computer).And then type in the IP address of the camera in the IE browser search box, and go to the address.

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b– Set the computer’s IP address to static and use the IP address 192.168.0.xxx, Subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and Default gateway 192.168.0.1. And then type in the IP address 192.168.0.212 in the IE browser address bar.

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NOTE: Make sure that IP address and subnet mask are within the Verifire Camera range. In case it’s on a different private IP range like 10.x.x.x you need to access the camera configuration page first before using the default IP address (192.168.0.212) and make changes on the IP address which is the same private IP address that is configured into the network.

Once you have reached the correct IP address, you should be prompted to enter the login information to log into the camera setup panel, the default username and password are:

User & Password

NVR end

1- Move the mouse to the bottom of the monitor, and left click MENU to call up Menu display. Or just right click.C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCacheContent.Word\015.png
2- Left click Login/Logout to login the systemC:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCacheContent.Word\016.png

Default Account

3- Left click Setup C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCacheContent.Word\012.png

 

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4- Left click Network C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCacheContent.Word\011.png

 

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5- Left click +/- to change the highlighted option to options other than DHCP

 

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6- Left click top-right corner x, click Yes and wait

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7- Left click Network again C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCacheContent.Word\011.png

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8- Left click +/- to change the highlighted option to DHCP

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9- Left click top-right corner x, click Yes and wait

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10- It will obtain the IP Address automatically, click Yes to continue

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11- Left click the Pre-Camera Setup

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12- Left Click +/- to change the highlighted option to Camera (No.), like shown in the image below.

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13- Left Click Settings to call up the IP CAM Setup

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14- Left click Discover and left click on the IP CAM in the list for the URL.  This URL is automatically assigned by DHCP

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Router end

1- Obtain the IP address of the router to access its configuration page.

2- From the Internet browser type in the router’s IP address to access your router.

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3- Open Port-forwarding on the router configuration. The best reference online is port-forward.com – find the router model from the list of routers once you found the router model click it, and it will show you a list of known ports names. Just select one to view the page on how to do the port forwarding.

4- The ports that need to be added on the port forwarding list are the following: 80 (web), 554 (RTSP), 67 (Control), 68 (Data). These ports will all be pointing to the IP address of the Verifire Camera and the Verifire NVR.

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NOTE: Port forwarding is being configured in order for users to access the configuration page of both Verifire Camera and NVR to the internet.

Configuration Setup

Camera End

a– Once the network setup is done you can already access the camera configuration setup. Open an Internet Explorer Browser and on the address bar type in the default IP address of the Verifire Camera which is 192.168.0.212 (if this has been changed please type on the address bar the correct IP address). A login page will ask for the username and password just key in on the username: admin and password: admin

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b– Once you access the camera configuration page check and setup first the system time if its correct if not do the necessary changes. Click on System -> System for the time settings.

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c– After setting the time, check the firmware see if it’s the updated version. You can find the updated version from this link http://www.verifirecctv.com/firmware/

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d– Go to Verifire general settings Verifire -> General Settings put a check mark on enable fire detection and enable smoke detection and enable event record on SD card.

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e– Setup the Fire and Smoke Lines Verifire -> Fire & Smoke Lines. Yellow is for fire and white is for smoke.

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f– To minimize false alarms you can use Detection Masking. Go to Verifire -> Detection Mask a square/rectangular shape that will appear on the screen and you will just position it to where false alarm might happen or is happening.

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NVR End

a– Once the network setup is all set on the NVR’s end you can access the configuration setup from a computer/laptop using an IE browser. Please note and make sure that the IP address of the computer is in the same IP segment as that of the NVR.From the IE browser place the IP address on the address bar. You will then be prompted with a login page similar to the one below.

 

NOTE: You must install an IE plugin to make the configuration page loads. Click on the package link and install.

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b– Default username and password are aa/11 no need to change the control port and data port.
c– Once logged in you can see 4 channels (by default) on the screen depending on how many Verifire cameras are connected on the NVR, it will show a live view once loaded.

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d– You can also access the configuration page of the NVR from this web application. Find the icon that has a big magnifying glass and click it. Once you click it you will see the device list (list of NVR that you have connected to using the IE browser). Click and highlight the NVR name you would like to see the configuration page of and on the right side click on properties.

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e– You can now see all properties of the NVR similar to that on the monitor that is connected to the NVR. See below for the options.

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f– First thing that you need to configure is the Pre-Camera. On the type column select the first on and select an IP cam, you can select IP cam 1 and then click on settings under the IP cam column. Once settings areclicked you can put the URL of the camera (this can be a remote camera or local. You can also find local camera when you click on discover.

The verifire cameras within the network will be seen and can also be selected. In regards to the model dropdown just select ONVIF, for the port this is automatic if you selected the discovered camera. After selecting the camera click on ok and click on UPLOAD to save the settings you have changed. (Note: do not click on save when saving any changes click only UPLOAD)

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Note: After hitting the upload button to apply desired changes you may see the below the image just click on YES to proceed.

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g– Now click on the camera tab to see the camera options. Camera name can be changed, and either fire/smoke or motion can be selected. If the NVR is used for detecting fire and smoke you should select fire/smoke hence motion is selected if this is just an IP camera not capable of detecting fire/smoke. Again after doing changes on the settings click on UPLOAD.

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h– Next step is to click on Fire and Smoke tab from here you can see check boxes indicating what should happen in case a fire has been seen by the camera. Notification is where you can receive an email that a fire has been triggered.

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i– Next to setup is the notification tab where in you can set up the email addresses to where the notifications should be sent.

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j– If the notification has been setup you will receive an email similar to emails below for the notifications.

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