Your camera will automatically contact a so-called NTP Server to set the internal clock. It is recommended to leave this feature on at all times. But if your camera cannot connect to the internet, you can synchronize the clock with your computer. But be aware that this has to be done regularly to keep your camera on-time.
Date & Time Settings
|Current time from your camera||Internal time set inside your camera´s operating system. This time will be used for all alarm and recording schedules, as well as the time stamp used for file names.|
|Time zone||Here you can choose the time zone in which the camera is situated - in case of Germany, this would be GMT+1.|
|Synchronize with PC||If your camera does not have access to the internet, you can use this function to synchronize your computer time setting with your camera. This is not recommended, since you will have to repeat this process regularly to keep the internal clock accurate.|
|Automatic NTP/NTS synch||This function synchronizes the internal clock of your camera with a internet time server (NTP). It is recommended to use this to keep the camera time accurate.|
|Secure NTP (NTS)||Activate to use secure NTP TLS encryption.|
|NTP/S Server||Select an NTP or NTS server to synchronize your camera`s system time with.|
|Custom Server||Closed company networks might need to set a custom internal NTP/NTS server.|
You can set up the internal clock of the camera to be either synchronized with your PC clock or with one of several NTP servers. As long as your camera has access to the internet it is recommended to use an NTP server synchronization to achieve a higher accuracy for alarm trigger events.