Watcher XL Plus - Camera Recording

Watcher XL Plus - Camera Recording


The first step to setting up motion recording is to make sure the software is setup for it.


  1. To enter the Record Schedule Setting, click on System Settings ().



IP Camera Settings For Motion Detection


  1. Click on Record Schedule Setting on the left. Here you can select how you would like the cameras to record on a schedule.
  2. Select the camera from the drop down menu.
  3. By default the system is setup to do Normal&Motion Rec. () in Blue. Other options include Normal Rec. () in Green or Motion Rec. () in Purple. Normal&Motion will record full time but will display motion detection in the playback timeline. Normal Rec. records full time without motion. Motion Rec. records motion only. Select the one that you would prefer for the selected camera.
  4. Click, hold, and drag the cursor over the time frame you would like to set.
  5. If the record schedule was set before renaming the camera, it will default back to Normal&Motion recording. Please adjust accordingly after you have renamed the cameras. If all the cameras have been renamed and you would like them all to be on the currently set schedule, you can use the Copy button to copy the schedule to all cameras.


Below is an example of a camera recording on motion from 8:00AM-5:00PM then recording Normal&Motion from 5:00PM-8:00AM.



Motion Schedule


After the record schedule is set or if you just wish to leave everything on motion we can enter the camera’s settings to check it’s motion properties. (All cameras are pre-configured to detect motion. This section is a way to check if a camera is not recording motion.)


  1. Click on Exit the System Setting Screen.
  2. Click on the Channel Setting () button.



Camera Channel Screen/Setting Motion Range

  1. Click on Motion Detection on the left menu.
  2. At the top of the screen, select the device (camera) you want to enable motion.
  3. Enable should be checked, if not, click on Enable.
  4. Once it is enabled, there will be a yellow outline around the video. This will flash red when motion is detected.
  5. If the entire area is to be included in the motion video, the flashing box should include the entire square of the video.
  6. The motion area can be modified. To set this area, click on the Clear All button.
  7. In the video square, left click, hold, and drag the mouse to select the area desired. You can do this in multiple sections to mask around objects (such as a flag, ceiling fans, flashing lights, etc.) If a mistake is made, click on Clear All and start over.
  8. To adjust the Sensitivity use the scroll bar next to the video square. After the sensitivity settings are adjusted, click on Apply&Save.
  9. To change the settings on additional cameras, repeat steps 4-11.
  10. Click on Exit to return to the main screen.


The cameras are now setup for motion recording. In the main screen under the device list you should see a running man icon () when motion is detected and a clock icon    () when it is recording full time. If there is no icon next to the camera name, it is not recording.







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