How to Adjust Motion Detection on your R-Series Recorder

In this guide, we will show you how to edit the motion detection fields and sensitivity on your R-Series recorder.

By default, when you add your cameras to your R-Series recorder, the motion detection field will cover the entire screen. However, there are some instances when you might need to adjust this motion detection field. For instance, if there is a window or a busy street in your camera's field of view, you may need to ignore any motion happening on that part of the screen. Check out the guide below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to adjust the motion detection settings on your R-Series recorder.

This guide is split up into two parts: editing motion detection settings from the NVR HDMI interface and editing motion detection settings from the CamViewer computer software.

Adjusting Motion Detection from your Recorder's HDMI Interface

Launch your NVR and log into the menu using your device's password

The password is admin789 by default.

In the NVR menu, click "Motion."

Step One: Click Motion Detection
Motion Detection Screen

This will take you to the main motion detection screen. From here you can adjust the motion detection sensitivity of each channel, between 1 (least sensitive) and 8 (most sensitive).

Click the gear "Setup" icon next to the channel you'd like to edit

This will take you to a screen where you can click and drag in any direction to edit your motion detection field. Any part of the screen with the red overlay will be included in the motion detection.

Motion Detection Screen 2
  • Select All: Clicking this button will cover the entire field of view in the red motion detection field.
  • Clear All: Clicking this button will clear all red from the screen, removing the motion detection field completely.
  • Channel: Once you're finished editing your channel, you can move directly to another channel without leaving this screen.
  • Sensitivity: You can also adjust the sensitivity here, between 1 (least sensitive) and 8 (most sensitive).

To edit the motion detection field, simply click on any part of the screen and drag your cursor in any direction

As you drag your cursor, the screen will turn red to show where you're adding the motion detection field. If you drag your cursor over a part of the screen that is already red, it will clear the motion detection field.

Click and drag to add the motion detection field
Click and drag to add the motion detection field
Click and drag to remove the motion detection field
Click and drag to remove the motion detection field

Adjusting Motion Detection from your Desktop with the CamViewer Application

Log into your recorder on the Camviewer application

Navigate to "Remote Settings" > "Channel" > "Motion Detection"

Motion Detection Screen (CamViewer)

This will take you to the screen where you can edit the motion detection field and sensitivity for each of your channels.

  • Channel: Select the channel you would like to edit.
  • Sensitivity: You can adjust the sensitivity between 1 (least sensitive) and 8 (most sensitive).
  • Clear: Clicking this button will clear all red from the screen, removing the motion detection field completely.
  • All: Clicking this button will cover the entire field of view in the red motion detection field.

To edit the motion detection field, simply click on any part of the screen and drag your cursor. 

Note: you must drag your cursor from the bottom-right to the top-left, or from the top-left to the bottom-right.

As you drag your cursor, the screen will turn red to show where you're adding the motion detection field. If you drag your cursor over a part of the screen that is already red, it will clear the motion detection field.

Motion Detection Field

Once you have completed your edits, click "Save."

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