Purpose Of The Guide

This guide will help you to set your SPYZ device for recording on Motion Detection.

Before You Begin

Ensure you have a microSD card installed in your SPYZ recorder, and then plug the SPYZ recorder in to your computer using the supplied USB cable. We’re going to be configuring through the PC Widget software, so you will need to select the Custom mode on the SPYZ devise. This is the switch in the right-hand position or click here for a guide on the different modes. 

Let's Get Started

Once connected, open up either the DVR Widget software, or Zetta Widget software, depending on which software you need as detailed in this article.

We’ll be using the DVR Widget software with a SPYZ15 in this example, but the layout of the software is the same as the Zetta Widget software.

N.B Some options may differ slightly, as the software changes dependant on which model SPYZ recorder you have but fundamentally they are very similar. 

Starting at the top in the section highlighted by the red box, is a confirmation that the SPYZ is connected, as well as a button to sync changes to the unit. If the SPYZ recorder is showing as disconnected in this box, ensure the microSD card is installed correctly, and try connecting it to a different USB port on your computer.

 The next section highlighted by the orange box, is the option to set the date and time on your SPYZ recorder, to the same as your PC date and time. This is the default selection.

 The next section highlighted by the yellow box, is the option to set a custom date and time. This would be useful if you are configuring the SPYZ recorder on a PC set to a different time zone.

 The final section highlighted by the blue box show the current date and time set on the SPYZ recorder.

 Now is a good time to check if the date and time on the SPYZ is correct. If it isn’t, choose the method you would like to update it by, and click the ‘Sync Date Time to DVR’ button.

  • The easiest way to configure the recorder to motion recording, is to set the software to Express Mode. To do this, click ‘Option’, then click the drop down box next to Setting Mode and select ‘Express Mode’ then click ‘Save Option’. You should now have something that looks like this;
  • Now click on the ‘Settings’ icon and you’ll get a list of various pre-made profiles, and a description next to each, describing the scenario they are designed for. Scroll down on this page until you find the option ‘Motion-Trigger Security’, click the option to select it, and then click ‘Sync Settings to DVR’ to save the option to the SPYZ recorder.


That’s it! Your recorder is now set up to record on motion. You can now disconnect it from your PC.

Power on the SPYZ recorder by holding the power button for 2-3 seconds. You will briefly get a green flashing light to indicate the recorder is powering on. After it goes out the unit will now be monitored for motion.

Please note, for extra discretion, this profile disables the flashing LED on the side of the recorder.

Next Steps

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