Defender HD | How to Set up Defender HD on a Tablet or iPad
Thank you for choosing Defender and welcome to our Defender HD First Time Tablet Viewing Tutorial.
The steps contained in this walkthrough are generalized and applicable to most tablets.
Before you begin, you must have already logged into your DVR using a TV or Computer monitor and completed the first-time setup wizard, creating a username and password to log into the DVR itself. Be sure to write this password down, you will need it to access the DVR in the future.
For more information on this click the following link: Defender HD First time Setup: DVR Setup Wizard
The first step in this process will be to download the Defender HD app. This app is designed only for High Definition Defender HD DVRs and will not work with older models. For older models, please download the ClearVu App. It may be necessary to download the smartphone version of the app as there is no tablet specific Defender HD app
Once the app is installed, a Defender HD account will need to be created if this hasn’t already been done on smartphone. Each DVR can be added to one account, to access the system on multiple devices, you will need to use the same account. The Defender HD account password must contain letters and numbers to prevent an invalid password message. For more information on this click the following link: Defender HD First time Setup: How to Set up an Account with the Defender HD App
When you first log in, you will see this screen, menu options on the left, a blank white column where the DVR name will appear, and a grey grid view where you cameras will be visible.
To add a device, select the Configuration menu option which is shaped like a Gear.
On this screen, it will default to devices. On the top right side of the screen there will be a plus sign in a circle, this is the New Device button. Select this button to add your DVR! For more information on this click the following link: Defender HD First time Setup: How to add a Device with the Defender HD App
Select new device and you will be shown the following options:
Device Name: This can be anything want, for example Home DVR.
Login Type: For easy setup, Device ID is selected.
Device ID: Click the QR Icon to scan the QR code on the top of the DVR, or enter the Device ID manually, the number is found on the QR code sticker on the DVR.
Media port: Can be left blank for Device ID setup.
Username: admin by default, if you’ve changed the username on the DVR, it must match here. This is the username and password you wrote down earlier.
Password: Enter your 6 to 8 digit password created on the DVR.
Channels: This will auto fill with the number of channels on your DVR.
Once the information is complete, tap save. If the information is correct, the app will revert to the live view and show your cameras.
If the cameras don’t automatically load in the grid area, tap and hold the device name in the center column and drag it over the grid. Once you release it, all available cameras will load and appear.
If the column does not appear, click the icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
For more information on available app functions and each setting, tap the Help icon in menu sidebar.