S4 Tech DOG User Manual

Manual is about: MOBILE DIGITAL OBSERVATION GUARD

Summary of DOG

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    S4 tech inc 0 mobile digital observation guard (dog) user manual version 1.0 feb. 1, 2010

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    S4 tech inc 1 table of contents mobile dog system description ............................................................................................................. 3 setting up the mobile base station ..............................................................................................

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    S4 tech inc 2 figure 17: connecting external ptz ...................................................................................................... 13 figure 18: checking the ptz channel. .................................................................................................. 14 figure...

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    S4 tech inc 3 mobile dog system description the mobile digital observation guard (dog) from s4 tech is a rapidly deployable self-contained security and surveillance system designed for the centcom operational environment. The mobile dog is a standalone security system that has been designed to be po...

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    S4 tech inc 4 • thermal camera kit – small form factor thermal cameras that run off the dog cat-5 infrastructure and can be integrated with the dog ptz unit. Figure 2: mobile dog system and options setting up the mobile base station make sure the monitor is powered down if you are planning on operat...

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    S4 tech inc 5 figure 3: rear panel of the base station. Opening the unit to open the mobile base station, undo the two latches on the outside of the case and lift up the lid as shown in the figure below. As seen in the figure below, there is a gap between the open lid and the case. Do not stick fing...

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    S4 tech inc 6 the user panel as seen in the figure below contains all the buttons and interfaces necessary for the complete operation of the mobile base station. Figure 5: the front or user panel. There is a small cable bin built into the user panel marked “cables” as seen in the figure above. This ...

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    S4 tech inc 7 figure 6: connecting ac power dc power the mobile base station can be powered with a dc input range of 10-30 volts. This allows standard 12vdc batteries or 24vdc military batteries to be used. Remove the dc cable from the cable bin on the user panel. Connect the back end to your dc sou...

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    S4 tech inc 8 powering up the mobile dog to power up the mobile dog after the power source is connected, simply flip on the power switch as shown in the figure below. Figure 8: power on the unit. There is a battery alarm to indicate that the mobile dog has lost power and is running on the backup bat...

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    S4 tech inc 9 once the unit powers up and finishes booting, a blank quad channel display will show on the screen as seen in the picture below. Figure 10: powered up monitor view..

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    S4 tech inc 10 setting up the rugged remote cameras (up to 1500 ft) at this point the dvr, monitor, vpd, and alarm box are setup and the monitor shows a blank view as seen above. If this is not the view, then push the mode button repeatedly until the split channel view showing all four channels is s...

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    S4 tech inc 11 plug the rj-45 connector into the female rj-45 receptacle inside the waterproof connector as shown in figure 15. Make sure that the rj-45 tab lines up with the connector tab hole and that it snaps into place inside the receptacle. Once this is done, screw the watertight connector cove...

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    S4 tech inc 12 to connect the camera first identify the channel connector on the back panel of the base station that you would like to connect the given camera to. Then unscrew the connector cover to expose the rj-45 receptacle underneath as shown in the figure below. Take the rj-45 connector at the...

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    S4 tech inc 13 using the external ptz joystick the mobile dog base station supports an external pelco-d joystick option as seen in the figure below. Figure 16: external ptz joystick. To use the external joystick in place of the dvr panel buttons for ptz camera control, remove the cat-5 jumper from t...

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    S4 tech inc 14 figure 18: checking the ptz channel. Once the channel is set properly and matches the camera channel on the base station and the channel sticker on the back of the ptz unit, the joystick will pan and tilt the camera. The mobile dog base station does not currently support diagonal move...

  • Page 16: Dvr Setup

    S4 tech inc 15 removing a connection from a remote camera unit (figure 17) to remove the connection from a remote camera unit perform the following: • loosen the lower waterproof connector nut until the cable is loose in the connector • loosen the lower portion of the waterproof connector and remove...

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    S4 tech inc 16 up in the menu tree each time it is pushed. To access the dvr configuration screen, press the menu button on the dvr panel as seen in the figure below. Figure 21: dvr interface panel. Once the menu button is pushed the main menu screen as seen below appears on the screen. The icons ar...

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    S4 tech inc 17 power down when powering down, use the menu power down first, then when indicated on the screen shut off the power button on the back. To power down from the menu: • press the menu button on the front panel • use the arrows to select the shutdown option as shown in the figure below • ...

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    S4 tech inc 18 • select and assign the various parameters using the left and right arrows to choose options and the up and down arrows to change values. • use esc to move back up the menu hierarchy set recording mode the recording mode is used to set resolution and preset configuration. The recommen...

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    S4 tech inc 19 • use the up/down arrows and the enter key to create a detection area profile on the screen. Anything outside the defined area will not be detected. • press esc to go up one menu layer • select sensitivity and press enter • use the up/down arrows to select a value that is suitable (88...

  • Page 21: Changing/focusing A Lens

    S4 tech inc 20 changing/focusing a lens the remote camera units are supplied with 3mm or 6mm lenses installed as indicated on the bottom of each remote camera box. Additional 3mm and 12mm replacement lenses have been provided to change the field of view and distance of two cameras as needed. The 3mm...

  • Page 22: Maintenance

    S4 tech inc 21 maintenance cleaning the filters the white filter covers for the mobile dog active cooling system can be seen on the sides of the case as shown in the figure below. Inside each cover is a filter element that can be removed by pulling it out from the opening underneath each cover. Once...

  • Page 23: Terminating Cat-5 Cable

    S4 tech inc 22 terminating cat-5 cable it is recommended that cat-5 cables be terminated using the t568b wiring standard as shown below. Figure 28: cat-5 termination wiring s4 tech can supply cat-5 options that include 1000ft cat-5e cable spools, ezrj-45 crimp tools and connectors, and stripping too...

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    S4 tech inc 23 i get motion alarms for no reason every 15 to 30 seconds. It has been observed on some dog dvr’s that having a sequence call monitor schedule enabled can cause false motion detection events. To remedy this problem the following procedure should be followed: • press the menu button on ...

  • Page 25: Contact Info

    S4 tech inc 24 contact info for questions or support please see our website at: www.S4-tech.Com or contact: [email protected] , 703-467-9034 for user manual or other technical downloads go to the customer tab on the website and login with the following: user: customer password: 2004-s4tech replaceme...

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    S4 tech inc 25 appendix a: video motion detection setup tips avoid looking into high brightness areas do not point the camera at the sun or towards the locations where sunrise or sunset occur. Also do not point the cameras at directly at where bright lights will turn on at night. The bright light fr...