B1 Series IP Camera User Manual

B1 Series

IP Camera

August, 2012 V0.2

User Manual


1  Introduction. 4

1.1 – The package includes 4

1.2 – Function and Features 4

1.3 – Technical Parameters 5

2  Appearance and interface. 6

2.1 – B1 series in 520. 6

2.2 – B1 series in 521. 7

3  Visit IP Camera from LAN. 7

3.1 – LAN Connection. 8

3.2 – Search and set the IP address of IP camera. 8

3.3 – Visit IP Camera. 9

3.3.1  Video playing area. 10

4  Visit IP Camera from WAN. 13

4.1 – Wan connection. 13

4.2 – Port forwarding. 13

4.3 – DDNS. 14

4.3.1  Manufacturer’s DDNS. 14

4.3.2  Third Party DDNS. 15

5  Other Settings 15

5.1 – Network Setting. 15

5.1.1  Basic Network Setting. 15

5.1.2  WIFI Setting. 16

5.1.3  UPnP Setting. 17

5.1.4  DDNS Setting. 17

5.1.5  MSN Setting. 17

5.2 – Alarm Settings 18

5.2.1  Motion Detect 18

5.2.2  Mail Service Setting. 19

5.2.3  FTP Service Setting. 19

5.3 – Advanced. 20

5.3.1  Device Information. 20

5.3.2  Device name. 20

5.3.3  User account 20

5.3.4  Change Password. 21

5.3.5  Date and Time. 21

5.3.6  Outer Device. 21

5.3.7  PTZ Setting. 22

5.3.8  PTZ Preset 23

5.3.9  Local Setting. 23

5.3.10  Update Software. 23

5.3.11  Update WebPages 24

5.3.12  Reboot Device. 24

5.3.13  Device Setting. 24

5.3.14  Log. 25

6  IPCMonitor  Introduction. 25

7  FAQ.. 26

1 – Introduction

The IP Camera combines a high quality digital video camera with network connectivity and a powerful web server to bring clear video to your desktop from anywhere on your local network or over the Internet.

1.1   The package includes

• IP Camera * 1

• 5V Power Adapter * 1

• Stand of plastic * 1

• IP Camera Utility CD * 1

• Cable * 1

1.2   Function and Features

• MJPEG Compression format, there are VGA/QVGA video resolutions optional. User can changes some parameters according to their demands to satisfy his own visual prefer;

• Built-in Microphone, it allows user to monitor the sound on the site. User can also connect this equipment to the speaker, and it supports two-way intercom function;

• Built-in pan/tilt function, horizontally 270°and vertically 120°. Its outlook is smart, easy and convenient to install in many sites;

• By the built-in WEB SERVER, support a variety of webpage browser to watch video and parameter settings, the use of a port to transfer all of the data, is easy for the user to network settings

• Support 802.11b/g/n protocol, can build up wireless monitoring;

• Support UPNP, can automatically do port forwarding on router;

• Motion detection and alarm pin can be connected to external sensors to detect environmental situation;

• Alarming record can be stored by email, FTP server;

• Infrared LED for night vision covers 5m area, to realize 24 hours monitoring?

• Support 3 level authority and camera can upgrade remotely;

• Manufacture attaches a label at the bottom of each IP Camera, providing free DDNS. When IP Camera is connected to the internet, this DDNS can be used to visit the device?

• Manufacture provides free software, support Multi-view, Long time recording, video playback etc.

2 – Appearance and interface

2.1   B1 series for 520


Figure 1 Device Outlook

? —Wifi antenna? ? —holder? ? —Base? ? —-Microphone? ? —IR LED? ? — Lens? ? — Photoresistor?


Figure 2 Connect port

? —-Audio Output  ? —-RJ45 Port  ? —-Web status LED

? —-Web power LED  ? —WIFI Port  ? —Power Port

RESET Button

Located in bottom cover, press it and hold on 10 seconds, the device restores factory default and reboot.

2.2   B1 series for 521


Figure 3  521 Device Outlook

? —Wifi antenna? ? — Photoresistor? ? —Lens? ? —- Holder? ? —– IR LED? ? — Microphone? ? —Base?


Figure 4 Connect port

? —-Audio Output  ? —-RJ45 Port  ? —-Web status LED

? —-Web power LED  ? —WIFI Port ? —Power Port

RESET Button:

Located in bottom cover, press it and hold on 10 seconds, the device restores factory default and reboot.

3 – Visit IP Camera from LAN

3.1   LAN Connection


Figure 5  Multiple connected to the router

3.2   Search and set the IP address of IP camera

Run “B1Search_en.exe” in the CD, the setting interface as figure 6


Figure 6 network settings interface diagram

Operation Steps:

1)  Click “Search (F3)

2)  Choose the device

3)  On” IP Config” area, make sure IP address – Subnet Mask – Gateway – DNS, the same as the” Local PC Information” – only the red circle is different.

4)  Click “Update(F5)”

5)  After successfully update, click “Search (F3)”, choose the device and click “Browse (F4)”. Then you may view the IP camera, like figure 7.


1)  On “Local PC Information” Area, if you PC have more than 1 network Adapter, please chooses the one which you are using now.

2)  If you have the firewall software in your PC, when run the B1Search_en.exe, it may pop up a window to say “whether you want to block this program or not”, then you should choose not to block.

3)  The default IP address is assigned by DHCP and default http port is 80.


Figure 7  Video access

3.3  Visit IP Camera

Click the “Login” to access the video, Suggest use IE browser (which have more function), but need to install video player. When first time use, in figure 8, click on the link “Download and install OCX”, will pop-up dialog box shown in Figure 9, Click run, the player will automatically download and install.


Figure 8   Video viewing screen


Figure 9 The player controls download prompt box

After installation Controller, refresh to view.

3.3.1  Video playing area

After install the player controls, click on the figure 10 “Live video “, you can enter the video viewing page?


Figure 10 Video viewing

1)  Main menu

Main menu includes different sub menu settings, can be hidden and expansion.

2)  Status bar


Figure 11 status bar

) Record button: click the button, the screen displays rapidly “start record” in the lower right corner, and record icon becomes red, indicates the device is recording, click it again, stop recording;

) Snapshot button : click the button, the screen displays rapidly ” Snap ok ” in the lower right corner;

) Audio play button: click the button, play the audio collecting on your computer, click again, turn off this feature;

) Audio transmit button: click the button, transmit audio collecting on your computer into camera, and the camera can play audio via external speaker box, click it again, turn off this feature;

) IP address for the current camera.

3)  – The user can change some parameters according to their own prefer in video control interface.


Figure 12  Video control


2) Resolution: to adjust resolution in the current screen, generally VGA/QVGA optional;

3) Frame rate: to adjust refresh image times per a second;

4) Mode: to adjust video capture frequency of the camera, so avoid ripple interference caused by indoor lighting frequency;

5) Mirror? ticked it and the video screen will be flipped horizontally;

6) Flip? ticked it and the video screen will be flipped vertically;

7) Mute? When IPCAM transmitted audio to computer, If you ticked the mute, the computer will not play the audio;

8) Video Panel? to hide and display the status bar located at the bottom of screen;

9) Sound Alarm? ticked the sound alarm, the computer will have voice prompt when the device detects motion detection alarm;

10) Stretch? ticked it and stretch the current video image;

11) OSD? ticked it, the screen will be display the current date and time in the top right corner, not ticked, and then hide date and time;

12) Connect/Disconnect? connect or disconnect the current network camera;

13) Snapshot/View snapshot? click the snapshot, the device will be take a picture, same  as snapshot button in the status bar. click the view snapshot, can view the pictures in the computer by path;

14) Start Record/view record? record same as record button in status bar; to view record, it will be open the record file;

15) Start Talk? click the button, transmit audio collecting on your computer into camera, and the camera can play audio via external speaker box, click it again, turn off this feature;

16) Full Screen? display the current video by full screen;

17) PTZ control button: click these buttons  can control the camera move up, down, left and right; click the button  can stop the movement of the camera; click two buttons  can move the camera a circle horizontal and vertical directions respectively?

18) PTZ Speed? adjust the speed of PTZ control;

19) PTZ Preset? if set PTZ preset, when choosing a preset position, the console will run to the preset position, details please see the subsequent chapters;

20) Advanced settings: can operate multiple images simultaneously. And can adjust  brightness, contrast, chromaticity and saturation of the image;

4 – Visit IP Camera from WAN

4.1 – Wan connection


Figure 13

4.2   Port forwarding

If visit IP Camera from WAN, you must do port forwarding on the router. Take Netgear router for example:

1)  – After login the interface of the router? choose “Port Forwarding”;

2)  – Choose “Add custom Service”;

3)  – Input IP camera port;

4)  – Input IP camera IP address? click “Apply”.? the http port and ip address should be the same as figure 4 which set by you own? .


Figure 14 Router settings interface

After the port-forwarding is done, you could view the IP Camera from WAN using the WAN IP now.

Note: Different router has different settings for port-forwarding; please kindly follow your router guide to do the port-forwarding.

4.3   DDNS

You could also use the manufacturer DDNS to view the device as long as your port-forwarding succeeds.

4.3.1  Manufacturer’s DDNS

Device manufacturer has provided a free DDNS. User can find it from bottom of the camera or below menu, like figure 15.


Figure 15  Manufacturer’s DDNS

Note: Please make sure, you already do the port forwarding succeed when you plan to use manufacturer DDNS.

4.3.2  Third Party DDNS

User can also use third part DDNS, such as www.3322.org User must apply a free domain name from this website and fill the info into the below blanks (Figure 16) and save the settings. Then the domain name can be used.

Note: Using the third party domain name, if the http port is not 80, the port number should be adding to the domain name with colon. Example: http://btest.dyndns.biz:81. While manufacturer DDNS is no need to add PORT.


Figure 16  Third party DDNS configuration example

5 – Other Settings

In Figure 10, click the menus at the left side, can configure variety of settings.

5.1   Network Setting

5.1.1  Basic Network Setting

The user can also enter the Basic Network Settings to set the IP address except using the search software. See below Figure 17.


Figure 17  Basic network

5.1.2  WIFI Setting

WIFI setting page, as shown in Figure 18, the wireless network list will be listed in search of wireless networks. Select one of the network, and then check “Enable” in the list below the relevant parameters of the selected wireless network will be filled out automatically, enter the key then click Save to complete the wireless network setting.


Figure 18  WIFI settings

Note1: When the device is connected both WIFI and wired, it will firstly connect to the wired network, if it can’t connect to it, then it will change to connect to the wifi. The IP address and port is the same, either wireless or wired network.

Note2: Before you do the configuration of wireless as shown above; please make sure the device is connected to the network via network cable. After settings succeed, please unplug the cable and reboot the device, and then wireless function takes effect.

5.1.3  UPnP Setting

If you enable UPNP, once the IP camera is connected into the LAN, it will communicate with the router in the LAN to do the port-forwarding automatically.

Below Figure 19, tick “Using UPNP to Map Port” and the setting are completed. It will show the setting is successful or not.


Figure 19  UPnP settings

Before using UPNP function, please make sure the router’s UPNP function has been triggered. Not all the routers support UPNP perfectly. Please test if the router works well with the equipment, if not, we would suggest you to disable this function and do the port-forwarding manually.

5.1.4  DDNS Setting

Please refer to the content in 4.3.

5.1.5  MSN Setting


Figure 20  MSN settings

User needs to apply for a MSN account for this device first, for example: test1@hotmail.com. Please put this MSN account and its password as above Figure 15. Then put your MSN account, for example: friend1@hotmail.com, into the ‘MSN Friends List. Then on your friend1@hotmail.com MSN list, you can see test1@hotmail.com is online. You just send “url? ” to test1@hotmail.com and you will get the WAN ip address of this ip camera. But please make sure test1@hotmail.com and friend1@hotmail.com should be MSN friends before you do the settings.

5.2   Alarm Settings

5.2.1  Motion Detect

1) Motion Detect


Figure 21  Operation detection set sample

User can select the motion detection. If there is any motion, it will detect the motion and trigger the alarm.

Sensitivity? in the motion detect sensibility, the larger the figure, the more sensitive.

Alarm Duration? After trigger the alarm, external alarm device sustains alarm duration time;

2) Scheduler

Device will trigger alarm in scheduled time. User can set schedule time to be “Select All”. Before you set “Schedule”, please go to Date and Time settings to set the correct time for the item, as shown in figure 21.

5.2.2  Mail Service Setting


Figure 22 example of mail settings

The device will send alarm email to you. You only need to fill out the blanks with your email address as shown in Figure 22. After the setting, please click save and test to check if it works properly.

5.2.3  FTP Service Setting


Figure 23 FTP set sample

When alarming, device will snap and send the image to FTP server, please make sure the FTP setting is correct. Above Figure 23 of FTP setting for your reference, the setting is finished.

After correct setting FTP server, you can use “upload Picture On Schedule” function. Even no alarm, device can also send the snap image to FTP periodically.

In order to use FTP function, user should apply username and password on the FTP server first. And please apply some storage and the authority to write and create sub-category into it.

5.3   Advanced

5.3.1  Device Information

Users can view the current device software version, web version, running time, equipment time.


Figure 24 Device Information

5.3.2  Device name

The user can name the device by himself according to needs?


Figure 25 Device name

5.3.3  User account

Users need administrative privileges to add three kinds of users (administrator, operator, and guest).


Figure 26 User accout

Click “Create”, the following dialog box pops up, enter user information.


Figure 27 Create user

By default, the administrator’s user name is admin, password: 123456.

5.3.4  Change Password

The user can change their password.


Figure 28 change password

5.3.5  Date and Time

If the device is connected to the Internet, you enable the NTP server to correct the time and select the right time zone. Or you should use the PC’s time to correct its time.


Figure 29 set time and date

5.3.6  Outer Device


Figure 30 outer device settings

Figure 30, the user can add up to 100 road equipment, multi-channel video equipment through the pages displayed simultaneously. Click the New button in the new dialog box which pops up, enter the device information, as shown in Figure 31, click Save to add the device can be realized. Note: The user can add the device address is the IP address or a third party DDNS.


Figure 31 create outer device

After adding the device, you can make change. Simply click on the “Edit” button to make change as the figure below, the device can also be deleted.


Figure 32 edit outer device

5.3.7  PTZ Setting

You can choose vertical or horizontal? you can also set the Preset, PTZ speed and the rounds you want it to cruise horizontally or vertically.


Figure 33 PTZ setting

5.3.8  PTZ Preset

It supports 16 Presets. Please click “re-positioning of pre-position” first, then cruise it to the position you want, and then name this position, finally click “save”.


Figure 34 preset settings

5.3.9  Local Setting

In this interface, users can do the settings for Taking Pictures, recorded video path, and MJPEG frame rate, to enable alarm recording and alarm time, etc.

Figure 35 local setting

5.3.10   Update Software

The device runs 2 kinds of programmer, one is Update software; the other is updating WebPages. They could be upgraded separately.


Figure 36 update software

5.3.11   Update WebPages


Figure 37 update webpage

5.3.12   Reboot Device

Click Restart Now, the pop-up dialog box asks you to confirm that you want to do this, confirmed, restart the device, according to the user’s own needs automatically reboot time in minutes hours based (choices are 1,2,3, 4,5 minutes 10,20,30,40,50 minutes, 1 ~ 24 hours).


Figure 38 reboot device

5.3.13   Device Setting

Users according to their needs which users can download the device configuration file, you can also upload a configuration file, click the “Restore Factory Defaults” to restore the factory default values can be immediately.


Figure 39 device setting

5.3.14   Log

After enter the log interface, you could view who and when the device is visited.


Figure 40 log view

Logout? logout ip camera? and then return login interface.

6  IPCMonitor  Introduction

IPCMonitor is a free software offered by factory, several devices on LAN and WAN can be browsed at the same time. The software also supports snap, video record, alarm and so on. The below Figure 41 is the interface.


Figure 41 ipcmonitor interface

For more information, pls. refer to the <<IPCMonitor User Manual>> in CD.

7 – FAQ

1.  Unmatched power adapter will damage the equipment or power adapter

When plug in the power adapter, please check carefully the voltage, it should be 5V adapter for this equipment.

2.  Slowly browse speed

This equipment adopts MJEPG compression format, it needs large network bandwidth, the narrow bandwidth will affect the browse speed. The typical bandwidth uses situation as below:

640×480@10fps :  4.0 Megabits ) 5.0 Megabits

320×240@30fps :  1.2 Megabits ) 1.6 Megabits

3.  Color difference

The default is infrared lens, when visit outdoor or strong infrared light scenes, there are color differences, the color is not accordance to the real scenes. User can change it to color lens to solve this problem, but color lens can only use under the daylight situation.

4.  Can’t find equipment via search software after connect to LAN

Make sure the equipment and PC is in the same LAN; if install firewall software, please close it and try again.

5.  Can find equipment via search software, but can’t visit

If the IP address of IP camera and PC is not in the same Network Segment, you should change them on the same Network Segment before visit. Network Segment is the first three number of IP address. If the IP address of PC is, so it can only visit the equipment which IP address is between

  1. 6.  Can visit via public IP address, but can’t visit via manufacturer’s domain name

Make sure the DNS setting is same as your PC, as below Figure 42, in the search tool, the DNS 1 and DNS 2 on both side should be same.


Figure 42 DNS Setup