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The length(in time) files are recorded on the hard drive. For example, a pack duration of 30 minutes will record all files in 30 minute increments to the hard drive. See Also, File Length
PAL (Phase Alternating Line)
PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is an analogue television colour encoding system used in broadcast television systems in many countries. Other common analogue television systems are NTSC and SECAM
In the Password Settings menu, you can change the passwords for users.
This is the process of opening a window from a private home network to the rest of the world wide web so that a device on the home network may be accessed from anywhere on the web. DVR’s require multiple open ports to be properly accessible from places other than the same location.
Post Alarm Recording
Post Alarm Recording is a setting on the DVR that allows you to tell the DVR how long you want it to record AFTER an alarm has been triggered.
The Position is the location that the channel number will be located at on the camera’s picture.
The Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a network protocol for encapsulating PPP frames inside Ethernet frames. It is used mainly with DSL services.
The Privacy Zone setting places a black mask over an area of an image.
A protocol is a system digital message formats and rules for exchanging those messages in or between computing systems and in telecommunications.
PTZ stands for Pan, Tilt, Zoom.
The PTZ Address is used in helping the camera know whether or not the camera is supposed to move or another PTZ camera is supposed to move. If you set two cameras to the same PTZ Address, they will move at the same time.
PTZ Baud Rate
The Baud Rate is how fast the information is moving down the RS-485 control wire. If the camera is hundreds of feet away, it is best to use 2400. By default, our cameras are set to 2400 or 9600.
The Protocol on a PTZ camera can be thought of as the language that a PTZ camera uses to communicate with the PTZ controller or DVR. Our cameras use PELCO-D by default.