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You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can order one by calling 800-675-3044. Hook all your Sentinel cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Sentinel camera. Set each Sentinel to TRANSMIT ENABLE (yes, this does not seem logical, but do so anyhow.)  
 
You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can order one by calling 800-675-3044. Hook all your Sentinel cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Sentinel camera. Set each Sentinel to TRANSMIT ENABLE (yes, this does not seem logical, but do so anyhow.)  
  
Each camera comes pre-programmed as camera 1 (C1). The first camera you set up will stay C1. Program the additional cameras as C2, C3, and C4:
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Next, set up each camera using the C1, C2, C3, or C4 buttons on the remote:
  
#Pick the camera to use as C2.
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#Pick the camera to use as C1.
 
#Set the mode switch on the bottom of that camera to Program.
 
#Set the mode switch on the bottom of that camera to Program.
#Press C2 on your remote control to set this camera to C2.
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#Press C1 on your remote control to set this camera to C1.
 
#Set the mode switch back to Transmit Enable.
 
#Set the mode switch back to Transmit Enable.
  
Repeat these steps for the rest of the cameras, using C3 for the third camera and C4 for the fourth camera.
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Repeat these steps for the rest of the cameras, using C2 for the second camera, C3 for the third camera, and C4 for the fourth camera.
  
 
When you turn on your TV/computer, you should now see all four cameras live on the screen at once. When you press a C1, C2, C3, or C4 button on the remote, the remote should control that camera exclusively.
 
When you turn on your TV/computer, you should now see all four cameras live on the screen at once. When you press a C1, C2, C3, or C4 button on the remote, the remote should control that camera exclusively.

Revision as of 20:42, 16 October 2008

Question

How can I hook up and control multiple wired Sentinel cameras?

Answer

You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can order one by calling 800-675-3044. Hook all your Sentinel cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Sentinel camera. Set each Sentinel to TRANSMIT ENABLE (yes, this does not seem logical, but do so anyhow.)

Next, set up each camera using the C1, C2, C3, or C4 buttons on the remote:

  1. Pick the camera to use as C1.
  2. Set the mode switch on the bottom of that camera to Program.
  3. Press C1 on your remote control to set this camera to C1.
  4. Set the mode switch back to Transmit Enable.

Repeat these steps for the rest of the cameras, using C2 for the second camera, C3 for the third camera, and C4 for the fourth camera.

When you turn on your TV/computer, you should now see all four cameras live on the screen at once. When you press a C1, C2, C3, or C4 button on the remote, the remote should control that camera exclusively.