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How do I use the AV100 camera installer utility to find my camera?
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12th of August, 2015

Arecont Vision cameras can be configured either through the AV100 software or via the embedded web interface. The AV100 software is available both on the disc that comes in the box with the camera as well as on the Arecont Vision web site at http://www.arecontvision.com/softwares.php?attr=194 under Legacy Software section.

For initial setup, the AV100 camera installer utility must be run to properly assign an IP address to the camera. The last known IP for the camera will be in the range of 192.168.1.xx. You may need to change your computer IP to static and match with the IP range. The camera installer utility has 2 modes, Basic and Advanced. In Basic mode, the installer utility will automatically attempt to scan for cameras and assign IP Addresses to the cameras to match the current network range of the PC. Advanced mode allows for cameras to be selected and addressed individually rather than allowing the software to automatically assign an IP address. For most cases, Advanced mode is preferable to allow for more control over addressing. For the purposes of this article, it will be assumed that the installer utility is currently running in Advanced mode.

Prior to scanning for cameras, ensure that all cameras are connected to the network and indicate power on their RJ45 jacks and on the switch's RJ45 port. There will be 2 lights with 1 flashing and 1 solid either in the camera ethernet jack or POE port. Once this is verified, click on Find Cameras to scan for cameras. Any cameras which respond to the broadcast sent out from the installer utility will show in the bottom window under New Cameras. Any cameras which are detected can now be installed by highlighting the camera and then clicking Install Selected. The cameras will be moved to the top panel and camera IP addresses may be reassigned to match the PC's current IP range. If a different IP is desired, highlight the camera and use the Edit Selected button to modify the IP. If the camera IP is in the different range of computer, the status will show "video available" and will NOT be able to get video either from web page and AV software.

Cameras will show two different statuses under the Result column.

Other basic functions included in the AV100 camera installer:

  • View Selected
  • Remove Selected

 

Features available by clicking Show Advanced Features:

  • Add Remote Units: Allows for the addition of a camera not currently connected to the same physical switch as the PC. The MAC and current IP of the remote camera is required. This can be used for cameras in another location or cameras on another segment of the network that do not respond to the broadcast sent by the installer utility.
  • Snapshot: Takes a screen shot of the current view from the selected camera.
  • Lock IP Address: Locks the IP address of the selected camera to the current value. You will be able to see * right next to the camera IP after you clicked this option. See the related article for more information on locked IPs.
  • Unlock IP Address: Unlocks the IP address of the selected camera. It will remove * right next camera IP after you clicked this option. See the related article for more information on locked IPs.
  • Enable DHCP: Enables the DHCP option on the selected camera.
  • Flip Images: Rotates the video feed of the selected camera by 180 degrees.
  • IP tool: Allow push camera IP by using camera MAC.

 

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