How to Set the Correct Date and Time in V8 (Swann Security) DVR/NVR Follow
NOTE: This guide is for the following recorders : DVR-4480G, 4480RN, 4480V, 4580G, 4580RN, 4580V, 4680, 4680RN, 4680A, 4680X, 4680XN, 4685, 4685RN, 4780V, 4980, 5580, 5580A, 5580G, 5580G2, 5580RN, 5580RU, 5680, 5680A, 5680RN, 5680X, 5680XN, NVR-8580, 8580RN, 8780, 8780RN, NVW-650, 800
DVRs are able to automatically adjust the date and time if they have a connection to the internet or to a local time server if you are operating one. Check the NTP setting of the system. By default, the Server Address is ‘pool.ntp.org’. This server is inactive; in the meantime, you can use: time.google.com
If your DVR does not have internet connection, we recommend that you set up the following manually:
- Time Zone
Time zone is based on GMT or UTC. Options range from -12:00 to +12:00.
Here are the conversions for common regions if you are unable to find your city in the dropdown:
|Pacific Standard Time||GMT -8:00|
|Mountain Standard Time||GMT -7:00|
|Central Standard Time||GMT -6:00|
|Eastern Standard Time||GMT -5:00|
|United Kingdom||GMT +0:00|
|Australian Western Standard Time||GMT +8:00|
|Australian Central Western Standard Time||GMT +8:45|
|Australian Central Standard Time||GMT +9:30|
|Australian Eastern Standard Time||GMT +10:00|
|Australian Central Time||GMT +10:30|
If you are not in the regions above, use Google to convert your location's time zone in GMT or UTC format. E.g. Pacific Standard Time in UTC is -8:00.
Daylight Savings Time is applicable to the following regions where the clocks offset automatically by 1 hour.
- Tick the box beside Enable DST.
- Time Offset is 1Hour.
- Set DST Mode to Week.
- Then set the following Start and End Times based on your region.
|Region||Start Time||End Time|
|Australia||Oct. The 1st Sun. 02:00:00||Apr. The 1st Sun. 03:00:00|
|USA||Mar. The 2nd Sun. 02:00:00||Nov. The 1st Sun. 02:00:00|
|United Kingdom||Mar. The last Sun. 01:00:00||Oct. The last Sun. 02:00:00|
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