How To Set Date and Time on a XVR

How To Set Date and Time on a XVR

You can set the date and time settings directly with your device on the main user interface or on the web user interface (Web UI) from a web browser on your computer. For more information on how to set the date and time settings, follow the instructions provided below. 

Using the Direct Main User Interface. 

To set the date and time for your system using the main user interface, log into your device and navigate to the main menu. In the main menu, locate the Management section and click on System.

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In the management menu, you will be taken to a section labeled General. In the General section, click on the Date&Time tab. 

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Below is an explanation of the fields on the Date & Time settings screen:

  • Date Format: This dropdown box allows the user to specify a date and time format for the DVR to use. There are 3 options.
    • YYYY MM DD: Year, Month, Day.
    • MM DD YYYY: Month, Day, Year.
    • DD MM YYYY: Day, Month, Year.
  • Time Format: This dropdown box allows the user to specify a time format for the DVR to use. There are two options.
    • 24 Hour
    • 12 Hour
  • Date Separator: This dropdown box allows the user to specify a date separator. There are 3 options:
    • – Dash
    • / Forward Slash
    • _ Underscore
  • System Time: This field allows the user to set the system time and time zone. Click Save to save the system time as it is shown in the display.
  • Time Zone: This dropdown box allows the user to specify a time zone for the DVR to use.

DST: DST stands for Daytime Savings Time and allows the user to activate DST settings for the system.

  • DST Type: This field allows the user to pick whether DST starts on a specific day of the week, or on a specified.
  • Start Time: This field allows the user to enter a start date and time for DST to begin.
  • End Time: This field allows the user to enter an end date and time for DST to end on.
  • NTP: NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. This checkbox allows the user to enable the use of an NST server to synchronize the date and time settings on the DVR.
  • Server IP: This field allows the user to set the NTP server IP address. Clicking the Manual Update button pulls a time update from the server.
  • Port: This field allows the user to set the NTP server port number.
  • Interval: This field allows the user to set the NTP synchronization interval. This number determines how often the DVR queries the NTP server to get accurate date and time information. This value can be between 0 and 60 minutes.

To revert to default settings, click the Default button near the bottom left hand corner. To save settings, click the save button near the bottom right hand corner. To cancel any modifications, click the Cancel button near the bottom right hand corner. To apply the settings, click the Apply button near the bottom right hand corner.

Using the Web User Interface. 

If you do not have direct access to the main user interface or would like to set the date and time for your DVR on your computer via the web user interface (Web UI) follow the instructions provided below. For more information on how to access the web UI from your computer, click here. 

Once you have successfully accessed the web UI for your device, click on the Management menu in the upper left hand corner.

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In the management menu, you will be taken to a section called General. In the general section, click on Date&Time. Like in the main user interface the same concepts and definitions apply, however, if you would like to sync the device to the date and time of your computer, click on the Sync PC button. To save the date and time settings, click Save.

To revert to default settings, click the Default button near the bottom right hand corner. If you need to refresh the date & time settings click Refresh.

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