DigitalSentry: Using DS QuickSetup to configure both new and existing systems.


The steps detailed in the resolution of this article may result in a loss of critical data if not performed properly. Before beginning these steps, make sure all important data is backed up in the event of data loss. If you are unsure, please contact Product Support Services prior to attempting the procedure below.


  • First time installing DSSRV.
  • Need to add a new IP camera to DS.
  • Updated the DS software and DS QuickSetup prompts launches.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DSSRV(2) 
  • DS NVs
  • DS


New or exsisting configuration changes need to be applied to DS.


DS QuickSetup is the recommend utility to configure a DS system.

New Setup:

  1. Run DS Quick Setup (Start > All Programs > Pelco > DS Quick Setup)
  2. Click Next
  3. Select New Setup (This is for new configurations with no previuous recorded video to save, if you do not need video then you can continue.)
  4. Verify Computer Settings (computer name can be changed here, if using more then one NIC, select the NIC which is connected to the client computer network).
  5. Click Next
  6. Verify Storage Locations (It is not recommended to use the C drive for storage).
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Recording Type
  9. Enter IP Camera License Information
  10. Checkmark Record for IP Cameras that will be recorded
  11. Enter Recording configuration parameters per camera (confirm user and password is correct)
  12. Confirm Configuration information
  13. Click Next
  14. Change Admin password if desired
  15. Click Finish


Existing Setup

  1. Run DS Quick Setup (Start > All Programs > Pelco > DS Quick Setup)
  2. Click Next
  3. Select Add/Remove IP Camera - Keep Existing Configuration
  4. Checkmark the IP Camera you wish to add
  5. Uncheck the IP Camera that is to be removed (if any) or place a checked on the IP camera(s) that needs to be added.

    NOTE: When adding a new IP camera the following settings will also need to be configured.

    Quality: Compresion, Resolution, Frame Rate, and Quality
    PTZ: Enable, Type, Control Mode and Camera Address
    Authentication: Must be a valid user and password configured at the camera (default is admin/admin), Click on Validate.
    Recording: None, Continous Recording, Event Based Recording
    Motion: In Camera (Recommended), Server (CPU Intensive), No Motion Detection, Motion Sensitivity and Motion Area.
    Audio: Enable Audio Recording, Audio Port number.
  6. Click Next
  7. Verify Configuration Information
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Finish

Note: It is recommended to run DS Backup after finishing a successful installation. How to backup/import system configuration settings for Digital Sentry DVR/HVR/NVS?

Related articles:

Digital Sentry: No live video from an IP camera in DS ControlPoint.

Digital Sentry Software Installation manual.