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You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can order one by calling 800-675-3044. Hook all your Vanguard cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Vanguard camera. Set each Vanguard to TRANSMIT ENABLE (yes, this does not seem logical, but do so anyhow.)
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You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can find one [https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=camera+quad+processor&tbm=shop here].  
  
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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Hook all your Vanguard cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Vanguard camera.
  
#Pick the camera to use as C2.
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Set each Vanguard to '''TRANSMIT ENABLE'''.
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Next, set up each camera using the C1, C2, C3, or C4 buttons on the remote:
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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.
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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.
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Set the multiplexer to display all cameras at once, if needed. 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.
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If you are using the Vanguard software, simply tell Vanguard that you have four Vanguard cameras at the selected House and Unit codes, as you would normally do.

Latest revision as of 19:24, 28 May 2014

Question

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

Answer

You will need a quad processor or multiplexer; you can find one here.

Hook all your Vanguard cameras into your multiplexer using the RCA video cables, directly from the wired output on each Vanguard camera.

Set each Vanguard to TRANSMIT ENABLE.

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.


If you are using the Vanguard software, simply tell Vanguard that you have four Vanguard cameras at the selected House and Unit codes, as you would normally do.