XL Plus Quick Start Guide

XL Plus Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

XL Plus System

Congratulations on your new XL Plus system. This guide is intended as a Quick Setup Guide. If you need further assistance, please contact the Technical Support Team at 847-250-0860.

The Basics

When you open the box, you will find the system, a keyboard and mouse, and a box with keys and the power cord.

Looking at the back of the system, you will see:


Switches are how the cameras will get their power. POE (Power Over Ethernet).

Depending on how many cameras and switches you will have, each switch will be daisy chained to each other in the uplink or downlink ports (Not in the camera ports).

Adding Cameras

Before you can get any camera’s live view or recording, you need to add it to the connection list of the Device Management. Camera password should be Watch123.

IPC Search

Click on 1963121981377045285765 icon in toolbar panel.

Click on 2536659701377045285781 button to bring up “Devices List” interface.Users can add cameras in batches here.

The System will display all the IP cameras that are found and can be connected.You can also sequence the searched IPC by clicking the head of any column.

Press Update Device List button to refresh device list when there is a new connecting IPC that can’t be found. 

Press Clear Device List to clear IP cameras from the list. 

Press Hide added device to filter added cameras.

Modify IP camera

Press button to modify IP camera information, the interface is the same with Add IP Camera.

Motion Only Recording

【Camera Name】Select the camera that you want to configure.

【Pre-Event Record】Select the time you would like to start recording before an alarm is triggered, when the system is in Motion Detection mode or in Sensor Detection mode, it can record video prior to the alarm being triggered.

【Post Record Time】Select the time would like to stop recording after an alarm has been triggered, when the system is in Motion Detection mode or in Sensor Detection mode, it can stop recording after the alarm has already ended.

【Record Sub Stream】Select to enable /disable record sub stream, if you select enable, you can remote playback the sub-stream video in clients,useful for low speed internet connection.

【Record Days】Select different days for different cameras according to your need. The number you choose determines the days that you can search record data in the local playback, and remote playback.

【Copy to】Select the cameras you want to copy to, and press the button to paste the same record schedule to the selected camera .

【Recording Schedule Setup】


One block of panel equals half an hour. Firstly, click record mode icon like, then click the schedule diagram, holding down the left mouse button and moving it to select an area (drag & drop). Watcher recommends the “Motion” only to save room on the hard drives.

Naming the Cameras

Display Setting 

In this interface,you can configure IP camera’s image parameters and OSD info,please follow the screen to do settings.

For your attention:

If the selected device is an IP camera, its Channel NO. and Channel Name are the same.

The channel name of the IP camera is set when you first add it in Device Management,you can also modify it in the Channel Name bar.

The channel name of DVR/NVR can’t be modified here. You can modify it in Device Management. 

Setting up Groups

You can set as many as 16 groups for each TV monitor. Select a group from the drop down list to set it, you can define its name and partitions, the changed name will be active after saving configurations. There are 1/4/9 and 16 partitions modes.

--It includes “MainStream” and “Sub Stream”. After you select one default stream type, each camera you dragged to the sub-window would be displayed as the selected stream.


You can manually change the stream type of each camera by modifying the stream type in each sub-window.This setting will overwrite the “Default Stream Type”.

-- You can select any monitor to configure the camera displaying sequence or switch viewing interval. If there is only one monitor, this option would be not selectable.

--Select a group to set up, support maximum 16 groups.

-- Define group's name and partitions. 

--Check this checkbox and save it for the system to show next time the system boots up.

--You can drag multiple cameras into one sub-window for switch viewing, and the switch interval options are disable/5/10/15 and 20 seconds etc.

Playback and Backup

There are two ways to enter the Playback interface: ①Choose Playback in the Main Menu;② press the icon on the Toolbar Panel.The default split view is four window views.

The first step is to choose a date in the calendar panel.Blue-colored dates means there is recording data,gray-colored dates means there is no recording data,and yellow-colored dates means currently selected data.Please follow the screen to operate,see pictures below.


When the mouse moves close to,or stops at an icon,a short description tip about the button’s meaning will show up immediately.

Right click the picture to switch full screen viewing mode.Double click one image to switch between one split and multiple split.


-- Press this button to enter the Backup interface. You can also press the iconin the Main Menu to enter the Backup interface.

Before you enter the Backup interface,please make sure you have plugged in the USB stick with enough free space.

【Backup Camera】Select the backup camera(s). 

【Select Begin Time】【Select End Time】Select the beginning time and end time of the video to be backed up.

【Backup Data Size】Show the file size info(MB). Please click the Check button to update file size after you modify any camera or any backup time. 

【Merge Unite】Set the size for each file to be backed up.You can set it to be 200M to 999M. Watcher Technical Support recommends changing to 2000.

【Convert Quality】Choose one among High, Default and Low. Watcher Technical Support does not change this feature.

Phone APP

The app is “NVSS Client”. For an IPhone it can be downloaded from the Apple Store. For an android, please contact the Technical Support at 847-440-5055 and supply the email address for the person who will be looking at the cameras on their phone.


Open the app.

Tap the Main Menu button (three dashes) in the upper left corner.

Tap Server Management.

Tap the Plus sign (+) in the top right corner.

Input the following info:
a) Device Name: (Name it whatever you like)
b) Register Mode: IP/Domain
c) IP Address: ***
d) Port: 5100
e) Username: admin
f) Password: (Input system password)

 When done, tap the Save button (floppy disk) in the top right.

Tap the Menu button in the top left again.

Tap Live Stream.

Tap the Plus sign (+) in the top right, your new server should be listed.

Tap the Checkbox to the right of the server name in the play list.

Tap the Play button (triangle) in the top right, the cameras should start playing.

*** Remote access can normally utilize two IP Addresses, a local (LAN) address that you can use to view while you are connected to the store Wi-Fi, and a public (WAN) address that you can use to view cameras from outside of the store. These can be setup as two separate server connections in the phone app. You can find the appropriate IP addresses using the following info:


LAN Address:

  1. Click the Hammer and Screwdriver icon in the bottom left of the main viewing screen.

  2. Click Network Settings.

  3. Network Adapter 1 IP is listed here.

WAN Address:

  1. Minimize the software and hold down ALT and press F1, this will open a menu in the top left of the screen.

  2. Browse to the Internet, then open Firefox.

  3. Open the webpage www.canyouseeme.org, this will list your public IP Address.

  4. You will also need to open port 5100 on TCP/UDP Protocols to view remotely, please contact us or your IT / POS Technician to complete this.

  5. You can check to make sure the port is open via the www.canyouseeme.org website, there is a built-in port checker. Type port 5100 and click check. If it returns “Success!” then the port is opened and ready for remote viewing.

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