Dec 20

Note: After resetting the D-Link DCS-6620/DCS-6620G to default, the Auto Electronic Shutter (AES) is set to Auto. Some environmental lighting may affect the D-Link DCS-6620/DCS-6620G to a point where the video is unrecognizable. To fix this the CCD Settings must be changed.

Step 1: Log in to the web configuration of the D-Link DCS-6620/DCS-6620G.

Step 2: Select Configuration from the left hand menu.

Step 3: Click CCD on the left hand side.

Step 4: Using the Auto Electronic Shutter drop down menu, select the appropriate shutter speed. You may need to test different shutter settings for your environment.


Step 5 Use the references below to help you decide which settings your environment requires you to change.

Help File References:

Auto Electronic Shutter (AES) In this mode the AES will be fixed at 1/60 (1/50) second. The default setting of the CCD is in the auto-iris mode. If the shutter is selected to auto, the iris of the CCD will become fixed. Faster shutter speed will allow fast moving objects to be seen more clearly.

Auto tracking white balance This is helpful if the camera is monitoring outdoor objects. There are 9 levels of white balance that can be adjusted that will help the camera to capture video with correct colors.

White balance control Selecting this feature will disable the Auto tracking white balance. This is used mostly for monitoring indoor objects. Adjustments are from 3200K-8000K to get the correct colors.

Auto switch to B/W in low lux mode Selecting this option and the low lux mode will automatically switch video to black and white if the environment became dark such as going from evening to night.

Enable BLC This is for back light compensation. When object is in front of bright lights it is sometimes difficult to see, selecting this option and adjust sensitivity level can allow object to become clearer to see.

BLC sens level Adjusting this will allow objects to be seen more clearly by adjusting BLC sensitivity detection.

BLC area selection A selection window will pop up. The window is divided into 48 squares, select the squares that BLC is required; if no squares are selected there will be no differences in the video.


Nov 16

For each camera that resides behind a router or gateway, three ports must be forwarded by the router to obtain both audio and video. If audio is not desired, only the HTTP port will need to be forwarded. The three default ports are as follows:

  • 80 (TCP) HTTP Port (allows access to web-configuration and transmits video if other ports are not forwarded)
  • 5002 (TCP/UDP) Audio Channel Port (transmits synchronized audio)
  • 5003 (TCP/UDP) Video Channel Port (transmits synchronized video)

These port numbers will need to be changed in the camera configuration on each additional camera that is added behind the router. Port numbers can be changed from the Advanced > Network screen.


Practical Example:

Three DCS-6620s are behind a D-Link DI-604. The router has a public IP address (WAN) of and an internal (LAN) IP address of

Camera 1 IP address: Ports: 80, 5002 and 5003
Camera 2 IP address: Ports: 81, 6002 and 6003
Camera 3 IP address: Ports: 82, 7002 and 7003

Each set of three ports must be forwarded to the respective IP address. Set-up for Camera 1 inside a DI-604s configuration is shown below:


This will need to be done for each camera and their respective ports.

To contact these cameras from a remote location (across the Internet), use the Public IP address (WAN) of the router along with the appropriate web port. Using the above example:

To remotely contact camera 1 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 2 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 3 with Internet Explorer, enter

These cameras can also be contacted remotely with IP surveillance (included software).

Step 1 Launch the Monitor application and choose Function Menu > Camera Configurations.

Step 2 Enter the routers Public IP address and port number in the IP address field in the top left corner.

Step 3 Click the Insert button directly above.

Step 4 Click Save.

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Nov 09

Step 1 Log into your camera through the web interface.

Step 2 Select Configuration on the left.

Step 3 Click Motion Detection on the left.

Step 4 Click Enable Motion Detection.

Step 5 Click New and resize the motion detection window. Click the Window Name box and enter a name. Next, set sensitivity and percentage.


Step 6 Click Apply.

Step 7 Go to Tools and then select Applications on the left.

Step 8 Select your desired schedule.

Note: If you wish to set the schedule of motion detection for every day, select All the time except for the above schedule.

Step 9 Click Event Operation.

Step 10 Select the motion window(s) you would like the event to watch.

Step 11 Select the trigger action.

Step 12 Once you have selected the proper trigger action, choose where snapshots will be sent to, Email or FTP.


Step 13 Click Apply.

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Nov 06

EMAIL NOTE: The DCS-6620/G does not have the option to change SMTP options. You will be unable to connect to an email server that requires an SSL connection.

Step 1 Log into your camera through the web interface.

Step 2 Select Configuration on the left.

Step 3 Scroll down to the SMTP settings area.


Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Go to Tools > Applications and make sure Send Snapshots by email is selected.



Step 1 Log into your camera through the web interface.

Step 2 Select Configuration on the left hand side.

Step 3 Scroll down to the FTP settings area.


NOTE: You must set a path in the remote folder text field. If your virtual path is /Videos then you would enter/Videos.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Go to Tools > Applications and check that Send Snapshots by FTP is selected.


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