Do you suddenly afraid when your DVR start beep buzzer in midnight. When you know its DVR alarm then you feel irritate and don’t know how to stop the buzzer alarm in your CP plus DVR. The alarm always annoying and it’s more disgusting when it starts blow at midnight. Just scroll the post and see how many types of alarm are enabled in DVRs and how to stop DVR alarms. In this post, I am using CP Plus DVR to stop CP Plus DVR Beep alarm buzzer and notification sound.
How to stop CP Plus DVR Beep alarm buzzer and notification
This post includes all the alarm type comes with DVR (digital video recorder) and NVR (Network video recorder). The alarm feature is a safety point of view when something abnormal thing happens inside DVR than buzzer will alert you about that. Every DVR and NVR pre-configured with some important sensitive alarm whenever something wrong happened and avoid damage and lose alarm blow so you can resolve the issue.
There are many types of alarm settings available for different miss-configuration and abnormal activities alert. To disable any notification you must know the alarm type and what is the reason for beep sound on DVR. I have tried to bring you details information and the importance of buzzer and notification type in DVR and why they are important from a security point of view.
To Enable and Disable Alarm notification you must be login with admin user so to manage alarm event notification see how to login CP Plus DVR the first time.
Login CP plus DVR & NVR first time with Default username password
1: connect DVR to the Display monitor.
2: right click on the desktop screen.
3: choose the main menu from the list.
4: Type the default user and password.
Default username: admin, password: see the manual comes with DVR.
Types of Alarm (buzzer) notification in DVRs and NVRs
To manage the alarms first you should understand how many types of alarm notification settings available and when it blows. In CP Plus DVR and NVR almost 4-5 different types of alarm notification options available. See the below alarm details.
- NO Disk Alarm.
- Disk Error.
- Disk No space.
- Net Disconnection.
- IP Conflict.
- Video Loss
These all 5 buzzer type notification available in CCTV cameras and DVR to alert you whenever any abnormal activity happens. These all notification features very important in any brand security system.
1: No Disk Alarm
So the first alarm type is “No Disk Alarm”! The DVR and NVR come without a hard drive so before set up DVR HDD drive must be installed to record the video feeds.
So when you start DVR or NVR without installing a Hard disk you get the “beep” alarm buzzer sound due to no drive detection.
How to disable No Disk Alarm in DVR & NVR
TO disable the alarm Login to your NVR or DVR
See the above step to login DVR.
After login, you will see the menu list as shown below picture.
Click Event (bell icon) option to enter CP plus DVR notification settings
1: Select the left side “Abnormality” option from the menu.
2: Event Type: No disk
3: Un-check the Enable box to disable the alarm and check the box to enable alarm
Save apply after settings
2: Disk Error Notifications
Doesn’t matter what brand DVR you are using. the event and alarm notification are same for all to inform you of any bad activities. The post about to CP Pls alarm manage but can be used for Hikvision notify surveillance center to enable and disable such type alarm notification.
So Disk Error notification starts blow due to the below reasons.
1: Hard disk power cable disconnected
2: HDD data cable not working or disconnection.
3: HDD damage, break down.
How to Disable Disk Error Alarm Notification in CP Plus DVR and NVR
Now without switch off DVR to avoid the alarm, you can disable the alarm and keep liv monitoring of CCTV surveillance camera while the hard disk not working.
To disable choose the Disk Error option from the Abnormality list as shown above steps.
- Choose Disk Error from the Event Type list.
- Enable- to disable un-check box and to enable check the box.
- Apply and OK button to save settings.
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3: Disk No space
This is the most important alarm notification. In this alarm, you can set the alarm when your Hard disk space remains of 5%, 10% or as per your choice.
This alarm will give you time to take the backup before start overwrote hard disk recording. Buzzer start blow when hard disk space balance as per set by you.
How to disable Disk No Space Alarm Event type in CP Plus DVR and NVR
You can also disable this setting from the Event option as shown above steps.
1: Go to Abnormality
2: Event Type – Disk No space
3: Less than: set the percentage (%) of hard disk balance when the alarm starts blowing.
When your hard disk space remaining percentage in the box you will get popup message and beeb buzzer sound.
To disable popup- just uncheck the show message, buzzer and alarm push
To get the notification in the mail check the Send Email option and put the email id where you want to get.
To get Email notification your DVR should be connected with active internet connections.
4: To disable this alarm Un-tick the enable box and apply Ok to save settings.
4: Net Disconnection Alarm
Net disconnection alarm buzzer blow when DVR disconnects from the internet due cable unplugged, cable cut, or internet down. If you are using DVR for local monitoring and not connected to the internet then this option not required enable.
Disable Net Disconnection alarm notification in DVR and NVR
To disable net disconnection alarm buzzer sound.
Go to Event from the settings menu
Event Type– Net Disconnection
Enable: uncheck the box and press Apply and OK button to save.
5: IP Conflict
It is also a network error alarm and notification when the IP conflict issue comes into the network. IP conflict when the same IP address assigned to two different network devices and they conflict with each other and the network goes down. Disable this error if no network using for DVR.
Disabled IP Conflict Alarm notification in NVR
Event – Abnormality
Event Type: IP Conflict
Enable: uncheck the box and apply ok to save settings.
6: Video Loss Alarm configuration
Video loss alarm very important notification to keep your home and office area always in monitoring. So always keep enabling setting video loss on the security camera, DVR, and NVR. The reason of NVR displaying Video Loss on all cameras is DVR not getting the video feed from the camera. It can be due to camera cable cut, disconnection, power cable loss or disconnection.
How to enable Video Loss Alarm in DVR and NVR
Enable video loss alarm to get notified when CCTV camera not showing pictures and video feed in DVR. To enable Video loss settings in DVR to follow steps.
1-Login DVR menu
2- Go to Event option
3- Choose the Video loss setting from the left side menu list.
Inside Video loss, you will get the option to enable and disable alarm during video loss on DVR. It’s recommended to enable Video loss alarm buzzer sound to keep protected and up your recording as well as live monitoring.
Now Conclusion is alarm is the most important and recommended setting to always alert when there is anything wrong happen with security systems. So CCTV camera gives protection to us so we should also always keep maintaining the CCTV system so it can protect without giving any error.
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