180 degree camera without blind spot, 2x 3.6 mm Fixed lens, 420 TVL, Day & Night, 3-AXIS Bracket

The DM-DO 380ET 180 Degrees security camera is equipped with
two 3.6mm fixed lens, covering 180 degrees each, giving limitless
observation of 360 Degrees, “Cutofless” panoramic viewing angle.
The 1/3�? Sony Super HAD CCD with ultra high resolution of 420TV
Lines gives crystal clear image quality.

More Fearutes:

  • Angle Free 180˚ Camera
  • Video Out (Video1, Video2)
  • Limitless Observation Angle 180˚+ 180˚ (360˚)
  • Viewing Angle Without Blind Spot
  • Cutofless Panoramic Viewing Angle
  • Best Observer in Anyplace
  • Extremely Low Power Consumption
  • 1/3 Sony Super HAD CCD
  • Day / Night Capability
  • Ultra High Resolution of 420TV Lines
  • 3-AXIS Bracket (included)
  • * Need TWO available Video Inputs

My ports are blocked and I have Static IP, still can’t see remotely…. What can I do?

My ports are blocked and I have Static IP, still can’t see remotely…. What can I do?
When you have an Static IP Address that was assigned by your ISP please follow the next steps to fix your problem.

1. Find out what are your Static IP Address Settings.

IP Address:

Subnet mask:

Default Gateway:

DNS 1 :

DNS2 :

2. Now go to the DVR NETWORK SETTINGS and put an Static IP Address in the settings.
To get to the DVR Network Settings please refer to your Users Manual.

3. Once you have put the IP address in to the DVR you may now try the DVR Software Client to connect to it remotely or if the DVR supports Web server you just need to type the IP address in the address bar of an Internet Explorer.

4. If the problem continues please Contact your ISP regarding the Opening of the necessary port that the DVR requires to do a remote view. See DVR manual to see what ports you will need to open.

5. It’s Recommended that you Enable the DMZ service or Server (depending or router ) in your router.

6. You are Done =)

Remote view login failed on my PC Based DVR system. How to fix it?

If you have a DVR system that’s PC Based, and you already setup your system ready for remote viewing using our PDF MANUAL and when you try to connect, you get an error saying ” Log in Failed ” and if you check on the Log you see that you actually log in and then the system log you out.

The Problem is the ROUTER. The router limits the Bandwidth. So the solution is to Enable the DMZ service on the Router to the IP address of the DVR System.

On some Routers may say DMZ SERVICE or DMZ SERVER or just DMZ.

This error is most common on the following DVR Capture Cards.


Geovision MPEG-4 / H.264 PC Capture Card, 480 FPS Display, 120FPS Recording, 8CH Video, 8CH audio, TV Output, Windows XP / Vista compatible

When it comes to security DVR capture cards, Geovision is the name everybody is looking for. The DM-CC-GV1120/8 is a Pro-Grade Security DVR board offering quality for low budget. It supports up to 8 video channels with a crystal clear high-res picture quality, 480 FPS playback and a maximum 120 frames per second recording plus 8 channels of audio. The high compression MPEG4 and H.264 CODEC provides more recording time with same size hard disk drive. The built-in video motion detector logic helps the DVR system from storing unnecessary video.

  • 8 channel video input
  • 8 channel audio input
  • 480 fps display frame rate
  • 120 fps record frame rate
  • Full D1, Half D1, CIF Resolution
  • Compression: MPEG4, H.264
  • TV Output (RCA x1)
  • Microsoft Windows XP /Vista Compatible

*Note: DM-CC-GV1120/8 is currently not compatible with VIA series and ATI series chipset motherboards !

There is also a 4 Channel Geovision Card using the Same technology

Close Range License plate Capture camera, 8mm fixed lens, up to 5 MPH and 16.5 ft, 12 IR LED’s, bracket included

The DM-IR 85LPH is a close-range license plate capture security IR camera that provides high quality plate images in day or dark conditions. Powerfully effective and user friendly, the DM-IR 85LPH is ideal for meeting the surveillance needs of gated communities, gas stations, bars, drive-through locations, casinos and toll gates.

This IR security camera is working on 12V DC and the bracket (which features a hidden cable mount) is included.

It’s powerful features include the ability to capture the license plate of a car moving up to 5 MPH, and it’s 8.0 mm fixed lens allow the capture of plates with a distance of 16.5 ft.

General Settings For Remote Viewing Connection

General Settings For Remote Connection

1. Connect the DVR system (PC Base Or Stand Alone) To a network that has internet Active (via Cat5 Cable, Ethernet Cable.)
For Stand Alone System you will Do the following Steps.

Once the DVR Connected to the Network With internet Active Please Log into the DVR by pressing the MENU or Setup Button On the DVR Itself.

2.1: Please refer to the DVR manual so you can navigate to the Network Settings and find out what is the IP Address Of the DVR.
2.2: Now Go to A Computer that is Connected on the same Network as the DVR, and Click ( Start > Run >(type) CMD> And Press Run (In case your DVR Is PC Based you will do this on the same System)
2.2 Example


: On the Command Window you will type IPCONFIG so you can see what’s the IP address of your Computer and the IP address of your Router or Modem Router. You will also See what’s the Subnet Mask. You will need all of these settings in order to setup the DVR System (In case your DVR Is PC Based you only have to assign an STATIC LOCAL IP ADDRESS ) Refer to Steps 3 For More Information ipconfigall.jpg
2.4: Now go back to the Network Settings on the DVR were you can see the IP address of the system. Make sure you have the Same SUBNET MASK and the same DEFAULT GATEWAY settings that you copy from the Computer.
2.5: Please Assign an IP Address to the DVR that’s not on your Network. To see if the Ip Address you are going to assign to the DVR it’s not Taken Please Go back to the Command window and you will type PING (IP ADDRESS) and press Enter
(In case your DVR Its PC Base You don’t need to assign an IP Address because it already has one)

Example ( Ping ) If the Ip address is Taken you will get a reply.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for

��� Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

��� Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

If the Ip address is not taken you will Get a Request Time Out.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Ping statistics for

��� Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

Make Sure you are assigning an Ip address that it’s not taken by any other device on the Network.
For Example
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . :

2. 6: Now that you had Assigned an IP Address to the DVR now you can use the PING Command to see if you get a Reply from the DVR. If you Do get a reply you had Successfully Assigned an IP to the DVR.

2.7: Now Log into the Router by Typing the IP address on the Address Bar on a Internet Window. If you don’t know what’s the Ip Address of your Router please refer to the DEFAULT GATEWAY settings when you typed IPCONFIG on the Command Window. (In case your DVR Its PC Base you will do this on the same DVR System)


2.8: You will need to see your Router’s Manual To Find where you can find the Settings for (PORT FORWARDING) In there you will need to Forward the Ports that the DVR requires in order to Remote Connect to it. ( See DVR Manual to check what Ports are needed to be forward to the DVR. This Apply to PC BASE DVR & STAND ALONE SYSTEMS.
Once you had found the Port Forwarding page on the router, Forward the Correct ports to the IP Address of the DVR. Please Make sure you Forward the Ports on ‘TCP & UDP’ Protocols. This Image shows you an Example of how it’s made.


If you are not Sure where to go to the PORT FORWARD Page on your Router Please See this following Page that will Show you almost all the Routers On the Market.


2.9: Once Ports are forwarded you will need a Computer that is connected to the internet on the same network and go to http://canyouseeme.org In the Box where it say What Port You need to type the PORT that you forwarded to the DVR system. (In case your DVR Its PC Base you Need to have the DVR SOFTWARE OPEN in order to test if the ports are correctly Forwarded)

For Example


You Need to see SUCCESS in order for you to go to the Next step.

If you get ‘Error: I could not see your service..‘ you need to contact your Router or Modem Manufacture so they can help you do the Port Forwarding correctly, or just double check what you did wrong.

2. 10:If you see SUCCESS you can now See your DVR locally and From a Different Location by typing your IP address of the DVR Location.

2. 11: To see your DVR Locally you can now Type the IP Address of the DVR on the Web Browser (Only if the DVR has the WEB SERVER SUPPORT) If the DVR Does not support Web Server then you can use the SOFTWARE that came in a CD with the DVR you Purchased. (This Apply to PC BASE DVR & STAND ALONE SYSTEMS)

2. 12: Please refer to the DVR manual to use the DVR REMOTE SOFTWARE.

2.13: You have successfully setup your DVR for Remote Viewing Locally and From a Different Location.

FOR PC BASE DVR Follow These Steps in this Specific Order.

To set up an Static IP Address on PC Based please see the following Steps.
Got to STAR>Control Panel>Network Connections>Local Area Connection (Right Click and Click Properties)> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)Select and Click Properties> Then type the Static Ip you would like to assign. See picture below for more information. (Example.)

3.1: Once you have assign an Static IP Address to the PC Based DVR system follow the next steps. You will need to see the steps above in this specific order.








Geovision Hardware Compression MPEG-4 / H.264 PC Capture Card, 120FPS Display & Recording

Based on the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 hardware compression technologies, the new generation DM-CC-GV2004 card is designed to meet high profile security demands. The DM-CC-GV2004 utilize MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 hardware compressions to free more CPU load from the intensive compression tasks. Compared with the flagship GV-Combo Card where videos are compressed with software compressions such as Geo MPEG-4, Geo MPEG-4 ASP, Geo H264 and Geo H264 V2, the DM-CC-GV2004 provide an alternative for software compression. The DM-CC-GV2004 support multiple video and audio input ports, TV output, real-time display, and D1 quality video resolution.

PTZ Controller Keyboard For PTZ and Speed Dome Security Camera w/ built-in 3.5″ TFT LCD Monitor

The DM-PTC-TP-3000 is a pan/tilt controller that allows operators to perform the following functions: It controls camera function such as pan, tilt, zoom, and focus. Sets and calls camera preset position. Activates pre-programmed grouped presets, touring and grouped sequences. The built-in 3.5″ TFT LCD is used to display current status as well as to provide a menu system for setting operational parameters. The DM-PTC-TP-3000 is designed for desktop operations. The interface connectors are located in the Junctions Box on the outer of the unit.


  • Recalls up to 255 cameras from one keyboard
  • Multiple protocol supported in each channel (Pelco D, DRX-502)
  • Preset position control
  • Variable manual control speed from 1°/sec to 90°/sec
  • Maximum speeds are proportional to zoom ratio
  • Recalls programmed guard tours from each dome camera.
  • Recalls Auto-Swing from selected dome camera.
  • Built-in Graphic LCD monitor with blue backlit screen.
  • Programmable user preferences. (preset, tour, group, etc)
  • User password support
  • Support DVR protocol
  • Easy upload programmed data via serial communication port of computer.
  • Slave Keyboard support.

Motion Detection in surveillance

Motion Detection in surveillance was design to optimize the recording and storage in surveillance system and security DVR. Video motion detection (VMD) is a way of defining and comparing activity in a scene by analyzing frames captured from the security cameras, and analyzing differences in a series of frame images. This functionality is usually built in to the DVR and not to the security camera, as most people think. Motion detection zones can help define area in the picture which will trigger the recordings, the zone selection or masking can let you to define areas of the screen where you want to detect or ignore visual changes.


Security DVR (digital video recorder) systems
Most security DVR and surveillance system, there are cameras connected to a DVR, which performs the capturing of images and recording them to a hard drive from each security camera video stream. Motion Recording allows the security DVR to decrease the amount of recorded video, and optimize the recordings by recording only when motion activates, this technology use motion in a specific area of the image as a search term when searching for events. When a change between the frames is detected the DVR will capture and record the frames to the hard drive and will stop recording after number of seconds after the motion stops. Motion recording optimize hard drive storage and is benefit the user when searching recorded event. You can easily detect and search a recorded event during night time when you don’t need to watch whole night recording to find if there was any activity at night, so it’s simplifies activity searches in recorded material.

Surveillance system recording

Video Compression for Surveillance System

Video compression become an hot topic of the month for a long time yet,. We originally produced an article on compression and recording in the 2007, when it really was very much in headlines of DVR and Security camera product topics.We thought video recording compression in CCTV would develop at a rate comparable with the PC and video industry but this has not happened. The PC industry and processors have increased tenfold in power and speed at significantly lower prices. One area of great interest to digital video images is the capacity of hard disc drives.

There was a lot of progress has been behind the scene with developments of DVR and Surveillance system with various compression techniques to, create more efficient surveillance system with smaller file sizes. It may be worth revising some of the techniques involved in video compression for surveillance systems. The following is a brief review of principles and Practice of CCTV.

Principles of Video Compression.

In Video compression technology each field is divided in to an array of individual points or pixels. At each of these points, converters convert voltages representing the color and brightness at that point to a binary digital number. This array of binary digital numbers can then be stored digitally in memory with a name cross referenced against time and date. A single frame of monochrome video use about 450Kb (Kilobytes) of space for storage and single frame of color needs about 650Kb. This is the uncompressed frame size that would be needed for storage on hard disc..

For example to store a video length of a videotape, we will need a total storage capacity of about 300GB (Gigabytes) would be needed for one camera. This is considerably very large hard discs for a camera for 2 hours of recording. The technique of reducing the amount of space required is generally referred to as video compression.

The video picture frame contains a large amount of redundant information in surveillance DVR that can be eliminated without a great loss in perceived picture quality. A common types of compression used are MPEG, MPEG2000, MPEG4, H-264. Most compression methods are effective up to a certain point, before image quality quickly degrades.

To reduce the amount of size required to store the video signal can be represented in a form known as YUV. The YUV format consists of the Y (luminance) and UV (color difference) signals. The advantage of using YUV format is that fewer bytes are needed to digitize the video. Normally, recording all of the color base components; red, green, blue would need three bytes, one byte for each color. If we are using YUV format the luminance can be digitized as one byte and the color difference signal as one byte. Which mean that we need only two bytes rather than three, a saving of one third of the storage space required? This technique can be used together with compression to minimize the hard drive usage.

Type of Video Surveillance Compression.

The most known used standard compression for Security DVR and surveillance systems are, JPEG, JPEG2000, MPEG4, H264. Using JPEG compression can compress about 15:1 compression. Another more recent compression standard was devised by the Motion Picture Expert Group specifically for the digitization of moving images. This standard is given the name MPEG. This standard makes use of the redundancy between adjacent frames.

MPEG-1 contains three types of encoded frames. This type of compression contains all of the video information required to make a complete picture. Predicted frames are generated by previous I-frames or P-frames and are used to generate future P-frames. Bi-directional Predicted frames are generated using both previous and future frames. A complete sequence of frames is made up of a series of these different frame types with more than one I-frame for every 10 P- or B-frames. This process is known as inter-frame and allows compression ratios of 100:1.

MPEG-2 is the most common format used in the latest DVD technology, which can store about 90 minutes of VHS quality video and audio on to only 600Mb of disk space, such as a CD-ROM. MPEG has number of disadvantages to MPEG compression. Firstly, in order for MPEG to achieve high compression it needs the video signal not to change abruptly from frame to frame. Since many video recording applications require multiplexing because more than one camera must be recorded, the rapid change from frame to frame as cameras are switched defeats the inter-frame correlation technique used in MPEG.

MPEG-4 is the most popular compression for security DVR and surveillance systems; it uses media objects to represent aural, visual or audiovisual content. Media objects can be synthetic like in interactive graphics like in digital television. These media objects can be combined to form compound media objects. MPEG-4 multiplexes and synchronizes the media objects before transmission to provide QOS (quality of service) and it allows interaction with the constructed scene at DVR machine.

Compression organizes the picture frames in a hierarchical fashion where the lowest level has primitive media objects like still images, video objects, and audio objects. MPEG-4 has a number of primitive media objects which can be used to represent 2 or 3-dimensional media objects. MPEG-4 also defines a coded representation of objects for text, graphics, synthetic sound, talking synthetic heads.

Visual part of the MPEG-4 standard describes methods for compression of images and video, compression of textures for texture mapping of 2-D and 3-D meshes, compression of implicit 2-D meshes, and compression of time-varying geometry streams that animate meshes. It also provides algorithms for random access to all types of visual objects as well as algorithms for spatial, temporal and quality scalability, content-based scalability of textures, images and video. Algorithms for error robustness and resilience in error prone environments are also part of the standard.

For synthetic objects MPEG-4 has parametric descriptions of human face and body, parametric descriptions for animation streams of the face and body. MPEG-4 also describes static and dynamic mesh coding with texture mapping, texture coding with view dependent applications.

Security DVR Compression