Back to Basics: The Info Section of the VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 Video Recorder User Interface

If you own a VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 Video Recorder and want to learn more about how to navigate the device’s user interface, this video is the best way to start. The video offers an introduction on the VIP Vision NVR8PRO6’s Main Menu, particularly the Info section.

This video focuses on the Info part of the VIP Vision NVR8PRO6’s user interface, the part where you can access all the information about the device. The Info portion has four icons/sections, namely:

* System
* Event
* Network
* Log.

When you click on System, you’re going see that it has been subdivided into four other sections: HDD, Record, BPS, and Version. The HDD section provides information about the recorder’s hard disk, its storage capacity, and its status (whether it’s working normally or not). If you have installed additional hard drives, these would also be listed in the HDD section. What’s great about this VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 is it offers a S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring and Reporting) status so you can track if the hard drive is still working as it should. Attributes such as Power On Hours Count, Temperature, Command Timeout, and more are listed here. The Status portion should list OK if the attribute is working as expected.

The next System section is Record which shows users of the VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 Video Recorder the number of hard disks the device has, the dates and the times of the recordings. Next, the video shows users the BPS section. BPS means bits-per-second, and this section provides information on the data transfer rate (in Kb/S) and resolution (in megapixels) that corresponds to the specific channel or camera. The last section is Version where the user can see device information, such as the Device Model (in this case, NVR), the number of cameras it can record, alarm inputs and outputs, the system version, when the firmware was built, and its serial number (in case it needs to be updated).

The Event section of the VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 provides information on the Device Status and Channel Status. If the hard drive is missing or if there’s storage space has become insufficient or if there’s any other problem with the hard drive, this is where you’ll go and check. You can also check the camera (Channel) status on the Event section. You’ll know immediately if the video itself has been tampered with or which camera has detected motion (this will be indicated by the camera numbers).

The VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 Video Recorder Info section also provides Network information. The Network section provides information about Online Users who are connected to the recorder, the IP address, and when this user connected his device on the recorder. What’s great about this recorder is it allows you to block users whenever you want.

Underneath the Online Users subsection is Load where you can see the Device Name, its MAC Address, and more. The last subsection is Test which allows you to ping a device to ensure that you are connected to your network, as well as know if your network is working as it should or if there are some network issues that need to be addressed.

If you want to check what the recorder has experienced for the past days—whether the sensor has detected an intrusion or tampering or a camera suddenly went offline—you can view all of that in the Log page. You can also view the recording of the event, as well as the details of what was played back.

To learn more about VIP Vision NVR8PRO6 click here for the next tutorial. If you want to know more about Smart Security’s security camera systems available in Perth, then call or contact us today.