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Quick Start guide to setting up IC Realtime DVR


Welcome to the Quick Start Guide to getting your new DVR system up and running. This will serve to provide an outline to the steps you want to follow to make get the most out of your DVR.


The steps outlined here in this guide will cover the basics of settings of the DVR:

  • Setting the correct date and time
  • Setting the recording schedule
  • Getting the Motion Detect areas defined



Additional in depth guides will provide more detail on specific procedures such as;

  • Network Settings and Port Forwarding Basics
  • Setting up your DDNS service (No-ip.com, ICDDNS.com)
  • Connecting wireless outdoor alerts to the DVR
  • Connecting sirens and strobe lights to the DVR



Logging into the DVR


After the system booted is up, the default video display is in multiple-window mode.

Left click the mouse to bring up the user login screen. The system consists of four accounts:

  • Username: admin. Password: admin. (Administrator, local and network)

  • Username: 888888. Password: 888888. (Administrator, local only)

  • Username: 666666. Passwords: 666666(Lower authority user who can only monitor, playback, backup and etc.)

  • Username: default. Password: default (hidden user)



The Main Menu

After you logged in, the system main menu is shown as below. There are total six icons: search, information, setting, backup, advanced and shutdown. You can move the cursor to highlight the icon, and then double click mouse to enter the setting sub-menu.

The menus that we will be working with on the settings screen will be the “general” tab to set the date and time, the “schedule” tab to set the recording schedule, the “network” tab to adjust and set the network IP address for the DVR and the HTTP, TCP ports that need to forwarded for the offsite access to function.

 Setting the Date and Time

Click on the “setting” icon to navigate to the “settings” menu for the DVR , then click on the “general” tab to bring up the menu  to adjust the date and time.

Move the cursor over the item that needs to be changed, left click on item to bring up the keypad entry to make the changes needed. This menu screen has a save button on the top next to the time setting, and also a save button at the bottom of the screen. Make the changes and save to make the changes effective.



After settings the date and time and savings your settings, then right click on the mouse to navigate back to the “settings” page. Left click on the “schedule” tab to get the recording schedule setup.


Please select the channel number first. You can select allif you want to set for the whole channels.

  • Week day: There are eight options: ranges from Saturday to Sunday and all.

  • Pre-record: System can pre-record the video before the event occurs into the file. The value ranges from 1 to 30 seconds depending on the bit stream.

  • Snapshot: You can enable this function to snapshot image when alarm occurs.

  • Record types: There are four types: regular, motion detection (MD), Alarm, MD & alarm.


Please highlight icon to select the corresponding function. After completing all the setups please click save button, system goes back to the previous menu. At the bottom of the menu, there are color bars for your reference. Green color stands for regular recording, yellow color stands for motion detection and red color stands for alarm recording. The white means the MD and alarm record is valid. Once you have set to record when the MD and alarm occurs, system will not record neither motion detect occurs nor the alarm occurs.

 Setting up the Motion Detect areas

 From the “settings” screen, left click on the “detect” icon to navigate to the detect menu as seen below.



The top portion of this menu selects the event type (motion), the channel number (camera number), enabling the motion for this channel (the white box is enabled), sensitivity (1-6), and the region button to take you to the next screen as shown below.

This grid allows you to define the areas where detection of motion will occur, and areas that will not trigger a motion event to start recording. On a live view of this menu you will be able to see thru the grid to select motion trigger areas and non-motion trigger areas. If the grid box is highlighted in color then that defines it as a motion trigger area. Use the mouse to select and deselect grid boxes to adjust areas desired to trigger a motion recording.


At this point the DVR should have the correct date and time, the recording schedule set, and the motion areas defined to properly trigger the scheduled motion recording.


The next step in the set up will be to begin working with the network settings and getting the port forwarding settings set up for offsite site access.

See basics of Port Forwarding guide


After the DVR is set up on the network, the next step is getting the DDNS service set up to keep track of the routers current IP as provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)

ICRealtime is currently providing a free DDNS service as part of the embedded software built into the DVR menu system. See the "setting"--"network"--"DDNS" menu to register the DVR to the service.


Once the DDNS service has been set up, it would be time to download the app “ICRSS Pro” for your smart phone or tablet and using the site information set up with the DDNS, get your app running on your phone or tablet.