How to setting DAHUA SD59230S-HN interface menu
the DAHUA SD59230S-HN interface looks like starting with what you see when you first log in. There’s options to take a snapshot, manually record, chose a stream and more. If you have a previous model Dahua, all will seem familiar. What’s different is the PTZ controls and menu on the right side.
You can use the arrow keys to pan and tilt the lens and the + or – to zoom. I set the speed at 1 because at the default 5, it’s too dificult to control DAHUA SD59230S-HN. To make it real easy to control, click on the button in the center of the arrows with the spyglass icon. This will turn yellow when selected. In this mode, you can draw a box around an object and it will pan/tilt/zoom to that object. If you just click on the screen, it centers the image at the point of your click. Clicking on an arrow or the center button turns the mode off.
Click on the DAHUA SD59230S-HN Setup tab to configure the camera. It places a menu of options on the left. The top one is Camera and it has 3 sub-menus. The first is Conditions where you set the image settings. Below you can see there’s a sub-menu in the center with different choices, in this case, I clicked on Exposure that allows you to change settings to the shutter settings, WDR, BLC, HLC and such.
The Picture DAHUA SD59230S-HN sub-menu is where you can set image color and brightness settings.
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN last one I want to show you is NR. You can fine tune noise reductions settings for 2D and 3D noise reduction. For the sake of this review, I left the settings at their default which worked well.
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN next menu is Video where you set the resolution and compression settings for the main and sub streams
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN overlay tab in Video allows you to set what is displayed as an overlay on the image. It can display camera temperature, time, name and various other items, even one 5 line display. You can move the location of the text by moving the yellow box to where you want it. There’ s no control over font or color.
In the DAHUA SD59230S-HN network tab, under TCP/IP, you can set the IP address and such. To change ports, click on Connection.
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN next category on the left is PTZ and the Function submenu is where you set PTZ parameters. During testing, I was asked about privacy masking to avoid seeing something that may be considered private. You can draw a privacy mask anywhere the camera can see. In this case, I drew a box around the house across the street from me. When I PTZ, the mask stays with that house. If I pan away, I don’t see the mask, pan back and the mask is there over the house. It works the way I would expect it to.
One key thing with DAHUA SD59230S-HN PTZ cameras is ability to set presets. With this feature you can quickly go to a preset location with the zoom you want without having to mess with clicking arrows and + & – buttons. To use it, you pan/tilt/zoom to the location you want to save, click Add, give it a name if you like and click the Save button. On the Live view tab, to go to a preset, select preset from the PTZ Function drop down, enter the preset number and click Go To and the camera will rapidly go to that preset.
Another use for presets is a tour. A tour is patrol that automatically cycles through each preset. You click Add to add a Tour, give it a name, then add the presets to it and how long a duration to stay at each preset. You select which Tour from the Live view tab similarly to Presets and click Start or Stop to control the tour.
One quick hint is many of these parameters, presets and tours can be set or started/stopped using URL commands. It’s possible to write a script that turns tours on/off certain times of day. Also, some cameras can send URL commands like Axis or ACTi on motion detect. You can have a very wide angle, or even a hemispheric/fish-eye camera send commands to this PTZ and have it go to a specific preset if motion is detected in parts of the image. Very cool use of a PTZ without the need to use tours which can wear out parts in the camera if overused.
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN next menu item, Peripheral has only one sub-menu, IR Light. Here’s where you can chose automatic or manual. In manual as shown below, you can determine the percentage of brightness from each of the two LED’s. The settings have to sum up to 100 or less, in other words, it won’t let you make both 100.
Under DAHUA SD59230S-HN Storage, you can set where to have it record to. In my case, I used FTP to send motion detect events to an FTP server. Local is for the SD card but I was not able to find the SD card slot but it’s somewhere inside Dahua assured me.
In the DAHUA SD59230S-HN FTP tab, I set my FTP parameters. When I configured the motion detect area in the Events tab, it started sending motion detect events to the FTP server. The video’s I’ve done here were from Milestone XProtect although I could have just as easily got them from the FTP server. Having the camera on a patrol creates constant motion so motion detection has no value if you use it with a Tour as it will record continuously.
In the DAHUA SD59230S-HN System menu, General, Date&Time is where you setup the date/time and daylight savings time parameters. I used the default NTP server and set my time zone and that worked well.
The DAHUA SD59230S-HN last menu item, Information has the firmware version. This is the firmware version I used. The firmware that came with the camera had a few bugs this version fixed, for example, not being able to set a motion detect area. On the downside, the update added a delay on going to presets. Like any firmware update, use at your own risk.