MOBOTIX MOVE NVR-8 Mx-S-NVR1A-8-POE Installation Guide



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Safety Warnings

  • This product must not be used in locations exposed to the dangers of explosion.
  • Electrical systems and equipment may only be installed, modified and maintained by a qualified elec-trician or under the direction and supervision of a qualified electrician in accordance with the applic-able electrical guidelines. Make sure to properly set up all electrical connections.
  • Make sure to install this product in a well-ventilated spot and do not close off any vent openings.
  • Do not use this product in a dusty environment.
  • Protect this product from moisture or water entering the housing.
  • Make sure that you install this product as outlined in this document. A faulty installation can damage the product!
  • Do not replace batteries of the product. Batteries can explode if they are replaced by an incorrect type.
  • This equipment is not suitable for use in locations where children are likely to be present.
  • This equipment is to be connected only to PoE networks without routing to other networks.
  • If using a Class I adapter, the power cord shall be connected to a socket-outlet with proper ground con-nection.
  • To comply with the requirements of EN 50130-4 regarding the power supply of alarm systems for 24/7 operation, it is highly recommended to use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for powering the product.

Legal Notes

Legal aspects of video and sound recording:You must comply with all data protection regulations for video and sound monitoring when using MOBOTIX AG products. Depending on national laws and the installation location of the MOVE NVR-8, the recording of video and sound data may be subject to special documentation or it may be prohibited. All users of MOBOTIX products are therefore required to familiarize themselves with all applicable regulations and to comply with these laws. MOBOTIX AG is not liable for any illegal use of its products.

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Package ContentsMake sure the delivered box contains the following items:

DocumentationScan the QR code or follow the link to find the MOBOTIX MOVE NVR-8 > Support > Download Center > Marketing & Documentation > Manuals > Accessories > MOVE NVR-8

Front Panel

Item Name Description
1 USB 2.0 Port x2 The USB ports allow users to connect external USB devices, such as a USB mouse, a USB keyboard, a USB storage device, etc.
2 Power LED This lights up when the power is on.
3 HDD LED Flashing: The HDD is reading/writing data.

OFF: The HDD is not running.

4 WAN LED Orange: Network speed is 1000Mbps.

Green: Network speed is 10/100Mbps.

6 P. Max This lights up as warning when there are 10 watts left to reach the power budget of PoE switch.
7 Camera LED Lights up when the camera is powered up and has good network connection.

Lights up in Green when the power source is from NVR.

Lights up in Orange when the camera is powered by external power supply.

8 Power But- ton Press this button to power on the NVR system.
9 Reset Button Press this button with a proper tool to restore the factory defaults of the NVR sys- tem.

Rear Panel

8 WAN (RJ-45)

10/100/1000 Mbps

This port is for connecting to the Internet (i.e., DSL router).

Green LED: Flashes when data is being transmitted via network.

Orange LED:

Lights up in green when network speed is 10/100 Mpbs.

Lights up in orange when network speed is 1000 Mpbs

9 DisplayPort The video connector is used to connect to a corresponding DisplayPort output jack of the monitor.

HDD Installation

Follow the steps below to install an HDD to the NVR:

  1. Open top cover.
  2. Remove HDD rack by unscrewing the four fixing screws.
  3. Fasten the HDD with the fixing screws delivered with the HDD as shown below.
  4. Mount the HDD rack back to its original position. No SATA cable required; the HDD is connected automatically.
  5. Close top cover.

List of Tested Hard Disks

Note: To ensure long-term reliable operation, make sure that you are using server-grade hard disks from the manufacturers’ series listed below.

Brand Series Model Number Firmware Capacity
Seagate Skyhawk ST8000VX004 AV01 8 TB
ST14000VX008 14 TB
Western Digital Purple WD82PURZ 82.00A82 8 TB


Power On the NVR

  1. Before powering on the NVR, connect the necessary devices first:
    • USB Mouse & USB Keyboard
    • Internet (WAN)
    • Monitor (HDMI and/or DisplayPort)
    • IP Cameras via PoE ports
  2. Be sure to check the type of power source before plugging the power cord and power adaptor to the NVR.
  3. Lastly, press the Power Key on the front panel to power up the NVR system.Note: If you want to use temporary USB storage media, make sure those devices are connected only after the NVR has been powered on.

Login/Logout NVR SystemTwo accounts are predefined on the MOBOTIX MOVE NVR-8: “Guest” and “Admin”. The password for both users is “meinsm”.

LoginWarning: Always change the preset password of the “Guest” user to prevent unauthorized access to the unit.

Once the NVR is powered on, a popup window will appear:

  • Click on OK to continue as user “Guest”.
  • Click on Setup and change the default password “meinsm”. To show the virtual keyboard, click twice in the password field.


  • Password length is 6 to 12 characters.
  • These characters are allowed: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, !#$%&’^_~

You are now logged in as Guest user. Proceed by changing the “Admin” user password as shown below:

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the top-right corner of the monitor, click Guest and select LogOut to open the login window.
  2. Select the administrator account “Admin”.
  3. Enter the password “meinsm”. To show the virtual keyboard, click twice in the password field.
  4. Press Enter on the keyboard or click Confirm in the login window to log into the NVR system as administrator.

Change the Admin User PasswordWarning: Always change the preset password of the “Admin” user to prevent unauthorized access to the unit.

  • Log in as “Admin” user.
  • Click on Setup > User Management > Edit.
  • Click on Setup and change the default password “meinsm”. To show the virtual keyboard, click twice in the password field.


  • Password length is 6 to 12 characters.
  • These characters are allowed: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, !#$%&’^_~

LogoutTo log out, click on the username and select LogOut.

Power Off the NVR

  1. Click Power icon at the top-right corner of the monitor, and the Power Panel will show up.
  2. Click Power Off icon , and the NVR system will start the shutdown procedure.
  3. Otherwise, click Cancel icon to abort.

Note: Do not remove the power source until the NVR is completely off.

Function Tabs

There are six function tabs including Live View, Playback / Export, Add Device, Record, Setup and Log.

  • Live View: This function tab allows users to watch the live view of the connected IP devices and configure camera settings, such as PTZ control, image setup, video format, motion detection setup, etc.
  • Playback / Export: Users can playback / export the recorded videos filtered by time / event and review / export the saved snapshots.
  • Add Device: Users can search and add the IP devices to the NVR via network and through PoE ports.
  • Record: The Record function tab allows users to arrange recording schedule, configure circular recording, and setup alarm behavior configuration.
  • Setup: Under Setup function tab, users can setup the basic NVR settings, such as language, factory default, date / time setup, network setup, storage setup, user account management, etc.
  • Log: The NVR divides the log data into four categories, User Operation Log, IP Camera Event, VA Detected Event and PoE Switch Event. Users can view, search and export the log data under this function tab.

Language and Date / Time Setup

Language Setup

1. Under Setup function tab, select Language to enter the language setting menu.2. Select the preferred language from the language drop-down list and click Apply to save the setting.3. Otherwise, click Cancel to cancel the setting.

Date / Time SetupThe Date / Time setting menu can be found under this path: Setup > System  > Date / Time.

  1. To set a date, select the correct date from the calendar and click Apply to save the setting.
  2. To set up time, click on the target position in the time field (hour:minute:second AM/PM).
  3. Click buttons up or down or scroll the mouse wheel up / down to adjust the time values.
  4. Click Apply to save the setting.

Network Setup

Configure the network setup for the NVR to properly function with Ethernet connection. The Network setting menu can be found in this path: Setup > Network.

  • Interface: Users can setup WAN and LAN configuration under this setting menu. Select ” eth0 (WAN)” to enter WAN configuration menu, and select “eth3 (LAN)” to setup the LAN settings.
  • DHCP Setup: In the WAN configuration menu, the DHCP function allows users to obtain a dynamic IP address from DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server when the NVR boots up.
  1. For DHCP users, check “Enable DHCP” box and click Restart. The IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS settings listed in IPv4 will be retrieved from network servers. DHCP is dynamic that the settings change from time to time.
  2. For Non-DHCP users, uncheck “Enable DHCP” box, and fill out the required values listed in IPv4 by click-ing on the box next to each item and using the displayed number pad or the USB keyboard. Please obtain the information from the network service provider.
  3. Click Applyto save the setting.

Note: For more details regarding LAN configuration, refer to User’s Manual.

IP Camera Connection

Users can connect the IP cameras to the NVR via the network connection or through the PoE ports on the rear panel.Follow the instructions below to connect IP cameras to the NVR.

Add Device

  1. Enter Add Device function tab.
  2. Select the preferred device type, e.g. MOVE H.264, MOVE H.265, Onvif, etc., from the Device Filter drop-down list.
  3. Click Re-scan Device icon , and the NVR will start to search and list the connected devices meeting the searching criteria.
  4. Check “Device add to view” box in front of the desired IP device(s) to add it to the NVR.

Note: For more details regarding IP Camera connection and camera setup, refer to User’s Manual.

Check IP Camera Status

In the Live View function tab, the camera title bar is above each channel grid. The IP camera connection status can be examined by the color of the title bar.

Title Bar Color IP Camera Status
Grey Not  connected
Green Connecting
Blue In good connection
Red Failed connection

Playback / ExportThe NVR is capable of playing back the recorded videos by time / event and exporting the recorded videos and snapshots under Playback / Export function tab.Follow the instructions below to operate the functions.

Local Playback by Time

  1. Select any underlined date from the calendar, which indicates the recording data are available from these dates. The yellow stripe(s) in the time bar at the bottom of the function tab indicates available recorded videos for users to playback.
  2. Then, click and drag the time bar below to assign a preferred time from the time bar. Move the mouse cursor to the time bar and scroll up/down the mouse wheel to adjust the time scale to select the exact desired time. The selected time will be displayed above the time bar.
  3. Click Playback icon to start playing back the recorded videos.

Local Playback By Event

  1. In the Event Search Filter, check “Search By Time” box and specify the Start and End time of the desired time interval. Check “Search By Channel” box to select the desired channel. Check “Search By Type” box to select the preferred event type including Motion, Video Loss or Alarm.
  2. Click Search and the event videos, which meet the searching criteria will be listed next to the Event Search Filter.
  3. The Event List displays events by date/time, event type, and triggered camera channel in chronological order.
  4. Click on any event; the NVR will automatically start playing back the selected event video.

Video Export By TimeBefore starting the video export, make sure an external USB storage device is installed.

  1. Click and drag the Time Interval icon to the time bar to select the desired time interval of the recor-ded video.
  2. Adjust the preferred time segment by dragging the Time Range Adjustment icon .
  3. Click Start Export. An Export window will be displayed.
  4. Check the desired channel(s) and the exportation data including data size will be shown.
  5. Select the preferred video format.
  6. Click Confirm in the Export window to start the video export.
  7. Otherwise, click Cancel to abort.

Video Export By EventBefore starting the video export, make sure an external USB storage device is installed.

  1. Choose the preferred event video from the Event List.
  2. Click Start Export. An Export window will be displayed.
  3. The exportation data including data size will be shown.
  4. Select the preferred video format.
  5. Click Confirm in the Export window to start the video export.
  6. Otherwise, click Cancel to abort.


  1. Click Snapshot setting menu and select the preferred snapshot from the Snapshot List to check its pre-view.
  2. The information of the selected file, including the file created date/time, image resolution and image size, will be displayed next to the snapshot viewing window.
  3. Check the preferred file(s) to be deleted and then click Delete icon to remove the selected file(s) from the Snapshot List.
  4. Otherwise, click Select All icon to choose all the files at once.

Snapshot ExportBefore starting the snapshot export, make sure an external USB storage device is installed.

  1. Select the desired snapshot(s) from the Snapshot List.
  2. Click Export icon , and an Export window will be displayed.
  3. Click Confirm to start exporting the file(s); otherwise, click Cancel to abort.

Playback Control Icons

Video Export Function Icons

Snapshot Function Icons

Technical Specifications

Type Mx-S-NVR1A-8-POE
Operating System Embedded Linux
CPU Intel Apollo Lake E3930
RAM LPDDR4,  2 x  1 GB
Boot Drive eMMC Flash, 16 GB
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 500
DISPLAY PORT Output 1920×  (Full HD)
HDMI Output 1920×  (Full HD)
Audio Input MIC-in,  3.5 mm x1 earphone
Audio Output Line-out,  3.5 mm x1  earphone
USB Ports USB 2.0 x2 (front);  USB 3.0 x2  (rear)
Recording  / Playback
IPCAM Throughput Average: 80 Mbps Peak:  120 Mbps
GPU Hardware Decoding 12 CH real-time display, up to 360 decoding
Compression Format H.264 / H.265
Build-in SATA Interface 3.5” SATA3 x2
Max. HDD storage support (internal & ext. iSCSI) 20 TB
Onboard  Hardware Interface
M.2 (M-Key) Yes
WAN Uplink RJ-45 x1, 10/100/1000 Mbps
LAN Uplink RJ-45 x1, 10/100/1000 Mbps
LAN ports with PoE RJ-45 x8, 10/100Mbps
PoE Level IEEE  802.3 af/at x8
PoE & switch management Linux SDK
Supported protocols User Authentication, IEEE 802.1x, IPv4, TCP, UDP, DHCP, SMTP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, NTP, DDNS,   iSCSI
Unit Dimensions (mm) 220 x 275 x 44
Unit Weight (kg) 1.4
Package Dimensions (mm) 426 x 379 x 110
Package Weight (kg) 4.2
Operating  Temperature 0 to 40 °C/32 to 104  °F
Operating Relative Humidity 10 to 90 % non-condensing
System Power Supply AC 100 to 240 V
PoE Budget per Port 30 W
Total PoE Budget 120 W

Power Consumption of MOBOTIX MOVE Cameras

Model Order Code Max. Power Consumption
BulletCamera 2MP Mx-BC1A-2-IR… 5.6 W
BulletCamera 4MP Mx-BC1A-4-IR… 13.68 W
SpeedDome Mx-SD1A-330 25.4 W
SpeedDome IR Mx-SD1A-340-IR 44 W  (external  PoE injector required)
VandalDome 2MP Mx-VD1A-2-IR… 12.25 W
VandalDome 4MP Mx-VD1A-4-IR… 13.68 W

List of Tested Hard Disks

Note: To ensure long-term reliable operation, make sure that you are using server-grade hard disks from the manufacturers’ series listed below.

Brand Series Model Number Firmware Capacity
Seagate Skyhawk ST8000VX004 AV01 8 TB
ST14000VX008 14 TB
Western Digital Purple WD82PURZ 82.00A82 8 TB
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