ArgusDRV has been designed as universal software for standalone security systems. It simultaneously captures images from unlimited number of video devices including capture cards, USB and IP cameras, TV-boards, and frame grabbers. As part of standalone system the program has web interface which has the same look and functionality on local and remote computers. Users watch cameras on the local and remote computers, as well as perform customization and have full control to the program through Network (according to user's permission). Because of the surveillance computer is fully configured through network it can be operated with no monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected.
Add a New Camera
After the installation please click on New Camera (s. 1 below) and press the Search Network Cameras (s. 2 below).
Now type in the IP address of your router into the search field to search your whole network. In case you already know your cameras IP addresses you can start from an IP address nearby to accelerate the discovery.
Under Probable User ID please type in your camera login data. On delivery the username = admin and password = <left empty>. Click on the Search button to start.
Please start the search to find all your INSTAR IP cameras. Afterwards click on all the Connect Cameras buttons to integrate your cameras (s. 1 below). Afterwards click on Manage Cameras (s. 2 below) to enter the configuration window.
Click on Configure to enter your cameras configurations.
You can assign a name to your camera and configure the video acces in the Video Device area below (s. below):
IP Adress: Please fill in your cameras local IP or DDNS address into the URL field and add the videostream.cgi command.
E.g. use the following URL if your camera has the local IP address 192.168.1.101, uses the HTTP port 85 and you have the default login user = admin and password = <empty>:
Port: Please enter the port you are using for your camera. The default port is 80.
User ID: Please enter the user name you are using to log in to your camera. The default user name is "admin".
Password: Please enter the password you are using to log in to your camera. By default the password is <empty>.
You might have to check to use "Windows Media" to decode the MPEG stream from your camera. Repeat all steps for the other cameras and press "Ok" to save your settings..
Please click on Cameras (s. 1 below) to access the live video feeds. In case your screen stays black please make sure that you activate All Cameras in the lower left.
To activate the motion alarm and face detection please click on Program Options (s. 2 above).