Get the unit to turn on my recorder for recording what the camera see's
You are likely asking a question about recording "Motion Detection", yes?
Ron, this option is most likely to be accessed in the Setup menu of your system. Please know, a motion trigger is not without some drawbacks, mainly: it can miss some "action" to begin with.
If you have a good-sized Hard Disk Drive in your recorder, just set it to record always, and to record over the old stuff when it gets full. I have a "mid-sized" 500 GB HDD, strapped to 14 cameras, and it is good to go for about two weeks worth of recording every camera.
It is very likely that specific questions - like this one - can be answered by the manufacturer of your system, online, and "live", through an online "Chat" service. Surveillance Cameras are a hot item, and service is the name of the game, so most manufacturers have a live chat 24/7
Plug in the name of your system to Google, look for the website, and check it out. If your system is NOT "on the list", go to a website that has a system that just "looks" like yours, and lie to the chat person about it. Download a copy of the instruction manual, too. Print it out and set it near the recorder, for future reference.
Play with and practice with your system. Be sure you know how to easily "rewind" the video, and be able to show the police what you have captured and recorded if need be. Practice loading up a selected video to a flash USB drive for them, too. Keep a $5 one plugged into the unit for just that purpose. PRACTICE! Remember that ONE WRONG CLICK and you will forever lose the video! Do NOT play with it when you are excited or in a hurry, or you will surely goof it up, man.
Good luck, Ron!
Mar 07, 2015 |