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Cisco Video Surveillance IP Camera
Models CIVS-IPC-4300 and CIVS-IPC-4500
1 Installing the IP Camera
To install the IP camera, follow these steps:
Step 1 Attach the lens to the lens opening on the IP camera:
•If you are using a CS mount lens, screw the lens into the lens opening. You can use a CS-mount lens with a lens protrusion of up to 5 mm.
•If you are using a C mount lens, screw the C mount lens adapter that is supplied with the IP camera into the lens opening, then screw the lens into the adapter.
Step 2 If you are using a DC auto iris lens (recommended for best performance), connect its cable to the DC auto iris connector on the IP camera.
Step 3 Connect a category 5 or higher network cable to the LAN port on the back of the camera and to a 100BaseT hub, router, or switch.
If your network provides Power over Ethernet (PoE), the IP camera powers on. Skip to Step 5.
Step 4 If you are using the IP camera on a network connection that does not provide PoE, connect the optional 12 VDC or 24 VAC power adapter:
a. For a 12 VDC power adapter—With the screws on the terminal block facing down, put the positive wire into the slot at the right rear of the terminal block, put the negative wire into the middle slot and put the ground wire in the left slot. (On the Cisco power adapters, the positive wire has a white stripe and the negative wire has no stripe.)
For a 24 VAC power adapter—Put one wire into the into the slot at the right rear of the terminal block and put the other wire into the middle slot. There is polarity, so either wire can go into either slot.
b. Use a small flat-head screwdriver to tighten the screws on the bottom of the terminal block so that the power adapter wire is attached securely.
c. Plug the terminal block into the power input port on back of the IP camera.
The tabs on the terminal block must face the bottom of the IP camera.
d. Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet.
Step 5 Check the LEDs on the IP camera:
•The Ready LED lights brightly while the IP camera starts up. After a few minutes, the Ready LED flashes briefly then dims.
•The Network LED should be on.
Step 6 Mount the IP camera in the desired location by connecting a mounting device to the threaded mounting hole on the bottom or top of the IP camera.
2 Accessing the IP Camera for the First Time
After you install the IP camera, you can access it by using a PC and configure basic settings. To do so, follow these steps from a PC that is on the same network as the IP camera and that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP:
Step 1 Start Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, enter HTTPS://ip_address in the Address field, then press Enter.
Replace ip_address with the IP address that the IP camera obtains through DHCP in your network. If the camera does not obtain this IP address after 90 seconds, enter 192.168.0.100.
The Account window appears.
Step 2 In the Set Password and Verify Password fields in the Admin column, enter a password for the IP camera administrator.
Enter the same password in both fields. The password is case sensitive and can contain up to 8 letters, numbers, and special characters, but no spaces.
Step 3 In the Set Password and Verify Password fields in the Root column, enter a password for accessing the IP camera through a SSH connection.
Enter the same password in both fields. You use this password if you need to troubleshoot the IP camera through an SSH connection with the assistance of the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. The password is case sensitive and can contain up to 8 letters, numbers, and special characters, but no spaces.
Step 4 In the HTTP area, click the HTTP radio button if you want to allow both HTTP and HTTPS connections to the IP camera.
The default setting is HTTPS, which allows only HTTPS (secure) connections to the IP camera.
Step 5 Click Apply.
The IP camera reboots.
Step 6 After the IP camera reboots, start Internet Explorer, enter protocol://ip_address in the Address field, then press Enter.
Step 7 If you are prompted to install ActiveX controls, follow the on-screen prompts to do so.
ActiveX is required to view video from the IP camera.
After you complete this procedure, the Home window appears.
3 Where to go from Here
For detailed information about understanding, installing, configuring, operating, administering, and troubleshooting the IP camera, see Cisco Video Surveillance IP Camera User Guide. This document is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6918/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html
4 Technical Support
To request technical assistance, contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in one of the following ways:
In North America: 800 553-2447
Outside North America: 408 526-7209
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