PD-1902 Ranger DVR: Basic Trigger Settings

Trigger Settings allow the configuration of all the triggers for activating Alarm functions. Each row in the trigger setup pages refers to a specific trigger.


Triggers 1-5: These are the physical trigger wires on the rear of the DVR unit.
Event Marker Button: This is the external event marker button typically mounted near the driver. It has different modes in which it can be configured:

• Event Marker Mode: The button functions with a single press to trigger an alarm recording that contains only pre-alarm and post-alarm recording. Default total of 10s long (10s pre plus 30s post press).
• Record Control Mode: Button functions with a single press to change the state of all Normal recording. If the unit was recording, a single press will stop it, then another press will restart it.
• Alarm Recording Mode: Button functions with a single press to start an Alarm recording event (this will also include pre-alarm recording). Another single press is needed to stop the alarm recording event. It will continue alarm recording until the post-alarm recording time is complete.

Overspeed: Is based on the vehicle speed from the GPS.
Level/Mode: Type of signal set to High if connecting to a 12-24V DC signal or to “Low” if setting to a ground level signal. This would typically be set to “High”, but the wireless microphone trigger (Trigger 3) should be set to “Low.”
Display: Enter a four-character code to show on the video in the bottom left corner when a trigger is active. Example: If trigger 1 is for a light bar activation, the word LTS may be used.
Alarm Recording: Select the camera views that will Alarm record when the event has been triggered.
Full Screen View: If selected when the trigger is active the monitor view will change to the selected view. When the trigger is inactive the view will return to the default view set on the “Display Settings” page.
Alarm Beep: Checking this box provides an audible tone to alert the operator that a trigger has been activated.
Remote Activation: Checking this box will use the selected trigger to send a remote activation signal for BODYCAM devices if the remote activation feature is also enabled.
Pre-Event Record Time: Also known as pre-event recording, this is the amount of time the system will "cache" video for an alarm event (0-60 seconds). When a trigger is activated, the amount of time before the activation will be added to the start of the event.
Post-Event Record Time: Also referred to as post-event recording, this is the amount of time an alarm recording will continue after a trigger has been deactivated (0-180 seconds).
Idling Alarm: If desired, set the speed (typically 0 MPH) and time before an idling alarm is triggered on the DVR.
12 VDC Trigger Output: Select the desired triggers that will activate the 12 VDC output (if connected).


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