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How to install and configure Cobra software

VMS for Windows

Install

  1. Download the latest installer from www.cctvcommunity.co.uk
  2. Double click on the file named (e.g.) VMS_300.exe
  3. Follow the installation prompts through to completion. When asked if you want to install the ‘K-Lite Codec Pack’, you should tick this box if using Windows XP, 7 or 8.

Upgrade from a previous version

  1. Download the latest installer from www.cctvcommunity.co.uk
  2. Double click on the file named (e.g.) VMS_300.exe
  3. Follow the prompts to uninstall the existing version. It will ask you if you want to remove the address file – make sure this stays un-ticked.
  4. Double click again on the file from step 2
  5. Follow the installation prompts through to completion.

Configure

  1. Double click the VMS icon on your desktop
  2. Enter the Administrator password ‘1111111’ (seven ones). Tick the box for ‘Skip user login’ if you don’t want this prompt to appear again.
  3. On the top menu, click Setup, Site Manager
  4. Click ‘Add/edit’
  5. If you know the login details of the DVR, click ‘Add’ then type them in. If you need to locate the DVR on the local network, click Search then add the IP address from the right hand side.
  6. Close all the site manager windows
  7. In the main window, right-click the name of the DVR under Connect List and select Video Start. You can also double-click on the site name to show the cameras below, then drag-and-drop them into the viewing grid.

 

RMS for Windows

Install

  1. Download the latest installer from www.cctvcommunity.co.uk
  2. Double click on the file named (e.g.) RMS_440.exe
  3. Follow the installation prompts through to completion. When asked if you want to install the ‘K-Lite Codec Pack’, you should tick this box if using Windows XP, 7 or 8.

Upgrade from a previous version

  1. Download the latest installer from www.cctvcommunity.co.uk
  2. Double click on the file named (e.g.) RMS_440.exe
  3. Follow the prompts to uninstall the existing version. It will ask you if you want to remove the address file – make sure this stays un-ticked.
  4. Double click again on the file from step 2
  5. Follow the installation prompts through to completion.

Configure

  1. Double-click the RMS icon on your desktop
  2. Click the Site button at the bottom left of the window
  3. Press Add, then fill in the boxes above with the connection details of the DVR
  4. Press Add again, then Connect
  5. The next time you open the program, the Connect button will start viewing the last DVR you selected in the Site window.

 

MacViewer for MacOS

Install

  1. Download the latest Macviewer package from www.cctvcommunity.co.uk
  2. Open your Downloads folder, or click the Downloads button at the top right of the window
  3. Double click on (e.g.) MacViewer2.0_v1.0.1.pkg
  4. Follow the prompts to install. If you get a security warning about the file being from an unknown publisher:
    1. Click the search icon on the MacOS toolbar, top right
    2. Type in ‘security’ – this will find the Security and Privacy preferences window
    3. If the settings are greyed out, click the padlock and enter your Mac password
    4. Click on the ‘Open anyway’ button – this should run the installer and may prompt for your password again
  5. Once installed, click the search icon on the taskbar again and type ‘macviewer’ and click on the first result

Configure

  1. Click the site button and press Add
  2. Type in the connection details for your DVR
  3. Click add again, then connect

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