BURGcam Kit with Rec Set up Guide

Please configure the cameras before mounting.

Important Notes:

  • Default recording is 24/7, you can set motion recording if preferred. You can also keep 24/7 recording but set motion and alarm alerts for the App.
  • The REC (Network Video Recorder) uses your home router to communicate with the cameras, this can be wireless or by connecting them with a LAN cable.
  • Wireless connections use bandwidth and depending on your router and number of cameras may affect the speed of your home WiFi, but only when recording or streaming. For smaller systems of up to 3 cameras the effect will be negligible.
  • For systems of 4 or more cameras, we recommend either:
    • Setting the system to record only on motion detection and alerts.
    • OR, use LAN cables to connect to cameras to the router for 24/7 recording.
    • OR, install a second router dedicated to the WiFi connection of the cameras to allow 24/7 WiFi recording.

Step 1: Connect Cameras to Router

Select your camera(s) from the list below to view steps to connect them to your network.

Option 1: Connect using WPS

This connection may fail depending on your Wi-Fi router and security settings, if so then proceed to option 2 initially.
NOTE: After connecting you must configure recording settings to choose motion detection or 24/7 recording.
  1. Insert SD card into slot shown in diagram above.
  2. Connect camera power supply. (Close proximity to router ideally).
  3. Activate WPS on the camera by holding the button for 2 seconds (green light will blink fast). Then activate WPS on the router.WPS Icon
  4. Wait for the status light to go solid green indicating an network connection.

IF WPS DID NOT WORK THEN TRY LAN BELOW, IF IT CONNECTED MOVE TO APP SET UP.

Option 2: Connect using LAN and switch to WiFi.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/7vFou0BVAW8

  1. Insert SD card into slot shown in diagram above.
  2. Connect camera power supply.
  3. Connect a LAN cable between your camera and router.
  4. Connect your PC to the router either by LAN or WiFi.
  5. Open the BURG IP config tool. (installed from the disc or downloaded from HERE.
  6. In the tool you should see your camera, if not then click refresh (1). Try this a few times until your camera appears as it may still be booting up.
  7. Note: If your camera still does not appear then please refer to the troubleshooting section as you may have a static IP then come back to this point.
  8. Click the internet icon next to your camera to open the browser window (5). Note: if your default browser is edge or chrome then you may not get full functionality. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide to change this.
  9.  In the browser window enter your username (admin) and password (9999). It will ask you to set a new password, if you do then this will need to be entered every time you connect with a new device by P2P – covered later.
  10. Now go to Setting > Network > WIFI > WIFI
      1. Tick enable then refresh
      2. Select your WiFi router (double click) and enter the password.

  11. You can now remove the LAN cable from the camera.
Connect using LAN and switch to WiFi.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/7vFou0BVAW8

  1. Insert SD card into slot shown in diagram above.
  2. Connect camera power supply.
  3. Connect a LAN cable between your camera and router.
  4. Connect your PC to the router either by LAN or WiFi.
  5. Open the BURG IP config tool. (installed from the disc or downloaded from HERE.
  6. In the tool you should see your camera, if not then click refresh (1). Try this a few times until your camera appears as it may still be booting up.
  7. Note: If your camera still does not appear then please refer to the troubleshooting section as you may have a static IP then come back to this point.
  8. Click the internet icon next to your camera to open the browser window (5). Note: if your default browser is edge or chrome then you may not get full functionality. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide to change this.
  9.  In the browser window enter your username (admin) and password (9999). It will ask you to set a new password, if you do then this will need to be entered every time you connect with a new device by P2P – covered later.
  10. Now go to Setting > Network > WIFI > WIFI
      1. Tick enable then refresh
      2. Select your WiFi router (double click) and enter the password.

  11. You can now remove the LAN cable from the camera.
Option 1: Connect using WPS

This connection may fail depending on your Wi-Fi router and security settings, if so then proceed to option 2 initially.
NOTE: After connecting you must configure recording settings to choose motion detection or 24/7 recording.
  1. Insert SD card into slot shown in diagram above.
  2. Connect camera power supply. (Close proximity to router ideally).
  3. Activate WPS on the camera by holding the button for 2 seconds (green light will blink fast). Then activate WPS on the router.WPS Icon
  4. Wait for the status light to go solid green indicating an network connection.

IF WPS DID NOT WORK THEN TRY LAN BELOW, IF IT CONNECTED MOVE TO APP SET UP.

Option 2: Follow the app guide found in the camera box.

You can also view the guide online here

  • Once cameras are connected to the WiFi set their IP address as static.
    • Open the camera web browser.
    • Go to Setup > Network > TCP/IP
    •  Now select either wire or wireless (depending on how you are setting them up).
    •  Now click ‘Static’
    • SAVE.

Step 2: Initial NVR Set Up

  • If you purchased a separate hard drive then you will need to insert this first, the cable connectors are supplied in the box.
    • If you get a repeated buzzer then you have no hard drive connected.
  • Connect the LAN cable from the NVR into your home router (or a switch if you are using one).
  • Power up the NVR and run through the initial configuration.
  • Initial recorder configuration will be guided by the setup wizard through the following stages:
    • Security: You will be required to set a password at least.
    • Time settings: can be manual or NTP (recommended) this will also push the time through to your cameras
    • IP network settings: should be auto from your router but you can change them in the wizard if required.
    • P2P: In the P2P screen you can P2P from the app to the NVR giving you access from your mobile from anywhere by scanning in the QR code on the BURGCam app.
    • Cameras: Once your cameras are either connected to your WiFi using WPS or the app or they are wired into the network through your router or a switch, clicking IP search in the camera registration screen will show them, tick their box and click add.
    • Encode: Here you can set your preferred image settings for each camera, first for the video and also for snapshot and set an image overlay if required.
    • HDD Settings: Set here if you wish the NVR to overwrite or stop recording when the disk is full.
    • Schedule: Here you set how and when the cameras should record. Regular will record constant (this uses your bandwidth if on WiFi) MD is motion detection (you will then also need to configure MD on each channel, covered below). Alarm records on triggers and Intel records from IVA settings.
Set Channel Types and Cameras (If cameras aren’t already added):
  1. Go to the main menu and select camera.
  2. Select channel type from the left menu.
  3. You have the options of IP (default) or Analogue with various types of analogue in there.
  4. Set your choices and click okay, the NVR will restart.
Adding a camera: Analogue:
  1. Analogue cameras will connect automatically on channels set to analogue.
Wired IP:
  1. Wired IP cameras will add in automatically (up to 4 cameras) on the channels set for IP.
WiFi IP
  1. Either right click on the screen and select camera registration or go through the main menu to camera.
  2. Ensure you cameras are connected to the WiFi network through the guide above.
  3. Click IP search, any IP cameras on the network will show here including any wired in already.
  4. Select the box for the camera you want and click add.
If you have changed the passwords of any of the cameras then you will need to enter it here by clicking edit on each camera from the added device list and then input the password in the screen below.

Step 4: Configure Settings

Changing Recording Schedules By default now your system will be set to record 24/7. If you wish to change this you can there are several options to trigger recordings, go to Settings > Storage > Schedule. Here you can set the four options:
  • Regular – This is constant recording, 24/7 by default but can also be used to schedule set recording times.
  • MD – Motion detection (MD also needs to be activated as described below)
  • Alarm – Recording triggered by alarm inputs – these inputs will be connected into the back of the REC (green block) but will be configured through separate alarm systems.
  • Intel – Video Analytics Triggers (BURGcam Zoom Only) -Triggered by IVS events such as face detection, tripwires and alarm zones.
All of these can be configured individually for each channel and at different times to create a plan. For example you may want motion detection during the day to save your WiFi bandwidth but constant recording at night as you are not using WiFi for any others devices at that time. If you choose motion detection as a recording trigger you must also configure it and set its active time. Setting up Motion Detection: This is done by channel in the NVR.
  1. Right click to open the main menu and select Event (Setting).
  2. Select video detect.
  3. In the motion detect menu now select the channel.
  4. Tick ‘Enable MD’ and ‘Set’ next to ‘region’
    1. The red area is for MD, motion in the none red will be ignored.
  5. Click ‘Set’ next to ‘Period to set when you want MD to operate.
  6. Click apply.
  7. Do the same for any other channels.
From this menu you can also set up video loss SD card recording, tampering alarms and recording and abnormalities such as full or missing hard drives, loss of signal etc. Choose recording preferences: In the main menu go to storage then schedule, here decide and set if you want recording on motion detection, IVS (Zoom only) or constant (regular) recording and what times you want each recording mode active using the settings wheel. Configure motion/IVS as required: If your schedule has some periods of motion or IVS recording then enter the Events settings. Here video detect will allow you to switch on motion, then configure the area/sensitivity etc. IVS will allow you to set up trip wires and face detection on the Zoom 3060 model. Note: Motion can still be active with 24/7 recording to provide app/email alerts. No app alerts will be triggered without any motion or IVS enabled.

Step 5: Connect the Mobile App

Install the BURG relevant app to your device. BURGcam – No alerts BURGcam Pro – Alerts BURGcam HD – Tablets no alerts BURGcam HD Pro – Tablets with alerts. Open the left menu and device manager. Click the ‘+’ icon, name the device, scan the QR code from the bottom of the REC or enter its serial number, don’t forget to enter the password then click start live preview. To enable alerts then go to alarm manager, push config, select the Rec, enable, then motion detect and select the channels. Save and exit.