8.5 VMS Administrator Guide

8.5 VMS Administrator Guide
Video Management
Software
Administrator Guide
Version 8.5
Rev. 11/12/2012
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Video Management Software
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Contents
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Table of Contents
Part I
Introduction
2
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Overview
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Components
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4
System
Requirements
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Interface
Part II
Initial System Setup
7
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7
Recording
Drives
Audio................................................................................................................................................. 8
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Auto-Reboot
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WatchDog
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Network
Configuration
CMS................................................................................................................................................. 10
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PTZ .................................................................................................................................................
COM Port
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11
Alarm
Input
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11
On-Screen
Display
Part III
Analog Camera Setup
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Camera
Name
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Enabling/Disabling
a Camera
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15
Recording
Quality
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16
Remote
Viewing Quality (Substream)
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16
Image
Properties
PTZ ................................................................................................................................................. 17
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17
On-Screen
Display
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18
Copying
Settings to Other Cameras
Part IV IP Camera Setup
20
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IP Camera
Settings
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Detecting
IP Cameras
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23
Manually
Adding/Editing/Removing IP Cameras
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24
Camera
Option
Part V
Live View
26
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Selecting
a View
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PTZ .................................................................................................................................................
Control
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On-Screen
Controls
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PTZ Control
Tab
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Matrix
& Display Groups
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Creating/Editing
Display Groups
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Creating/Editing
Matrix Groups
Calling........................................................................................................................................32
a Group
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Live .................................................................................................................................................
View Features
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Full Screen
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Sequencing
Capture........................................................................................................................................34
Image
Motion........................................................................................................................................35
& Mask
Create ........................................................................................................................................36
Log Entry
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Quickplay
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38
Advanced
Features
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Scheduled Recording
Group Options
Recording Options
Recording Schedule
Manual........................................................................................................................................41
Recording
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Sensors
& Alarms Settings
Group Selection
Sensor Configuration
Sensor Schedule
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Sensors
& Alarms Tab
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Video Alerts
Motion Configuration
Video Loss Options
Motion Alert Schedule
User & ........................................................................................................................................49
Group Management
Enabling Security
Users
Groups
Adding Users to Groups
Removing Users from Groups
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Analytics
Calibration
Classification
Rules
Zones
Lines
Counter
Live View
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Real-Time
Information
RSS Settings
Radio Settings
Weather Settings
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Email Configuration
Part VI Event Manager
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Interface
Control........................................................................................................................................71
Panel
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Event Panel
Device ........................................................................................................................................73
Panel
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Warnings
and Errors
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Event
Levels & Types
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Working
with Events
Notes ........................................................................................................................................74
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Acknowledging
an Event
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75
Exporting
Events
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76
Event
Archive
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Notifications
Sender........................................................................................................................................77
Configuration
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Auto Notify
Rules
Manual........................................................................................................................................79
Notification
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79
Generating
Reports
Part VII Playback
81
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Interface
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Split Modes
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Adjusting
Panel Size
Pinning........................................................................................................................................83
a Panel
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Full Screen
Mode
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On-Video
Controls
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Selecting
Video for Playback
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Selecting
a Date and Camera
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Selecting
a Video File
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Play List
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89
Using
Timeline
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Navigating
with Timeline
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Adjusting
the Time Frame
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Playback
Direction and Speed
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Universal
Controls
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Finding an Event
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High-Speed
Playback
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Smart Search
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Film Strip
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Video Backup
Saving........................................................................................................................................94
Clips
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Downloading
Video Files
Backup........................................................................................................................................96
Wizard
Part VIII Emap
99
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Interface
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101
Using
Emap
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Navigating
Map Levels
Asset........................................................................................................................................102
Location and Coverage
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On-Demand
Video
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Quickplay
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Tracking
Activity
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Auto-Closing
Alarms
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Creating an Emap
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Edit Mode
Icons........................................................................................................................................106
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Placing
a New Map
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Placing
a Camera
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Placing
a Sensor
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110
Import
and Export
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Importing
an Emap
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Exporting
an Emap
Part IX Troubleshooting
112
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View
Local Log
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113
Playback
Application log
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114
Network
Status
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About
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Introduction
Overview
PTZ CONTROL
· Intuitive gesture-based controls
· Graphical PTZ control panel
· Traditional joystick control fully supported
· Support for a wide-array of third party
cameras
DISPLAY GROUPS
· One-click camera display group creation
· Instantly jump between camera display
groups
· Access display groups during playback and
video backup
VIEWING
· Screen configurations supporting up to 64
cameras feeds
· Camera salvo/sequencing in any screen
configuration
· Instantly view any camera feed full-screen
FLEXIBILITY
· View Live or Recorded Video from Multiple
Locations
· Browser and Smartphone Support
· Virtual Matrix Switching
· Multi-Language Support
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Introduction
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Components
Aventura VMS consists of 4 primary components:
Live View
When the software first starts you will be in the Live View interface. This screen enables you to view live video
feeds from multiple sources, as well as control PTZ cameras. Additional features include video sequencing,
various split-screen mode options, and user configurable display groups. Live video feeds display icons
indicating which cameras are recording at any given time, and the trigger-type for recordings in-progress
(schedule, motion, etc). While in VMS Live View it is also possible to monitor the status of sensors and alarms
in real-time.
Playback
Aventura's full-featured playback module delivers an incredibly intuitive ways to browse, search, and review
video recordings. The video navigation pane allows users to quickly find the date, time and camera they are
looking for. Powerful playback controls deliver the ability to speed up, slow down, and even rewind videos in
real-time, while the Play List and Video Timeline allow users to quickly jump between videos. Downloading
individual video files or backing up multiple clips by time, date, and camera is incredibly simple with the
integrated video backup module and a convenient video download button for each clip in the Play List.
Emap
Take control with an Emap system that gives users an overhead view of the security network and offers a new
level of situational awareness. Find cameras and preview video feeds by physical location instead of
memorizing camera names. See sensor and motion alerts in real-time when and where they occur. The
Aventura Emap module brings live monitoring into the 21st century, providing users with a straightforward
security interface that makes immediate sense.
Event Manager
Track alerts, alarms, video loss, and other important system events in the Event Manager module. User access
to settings screens, inbound and outbound network connections, and more can be sorted and reviewed in a
configurable interface. Logs can be exported or selectively forwarded via email. The system also allows
administrators to log an acknowledgement for any recorded event, along with optional notes and even file
attachments.
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System Requirements
Aventura Video Management Software (VMS) is designed for use only on Aventura DVR Servers. Modifications
to the operating system, installation, removal or reconfiguration of software (other than as outlined in this
manual), or modifying any hardware components of an Aventura DVR Server (e.g. RAM, Hard Drives, CPU,
Video Card, etc) may result in VMS malfunction and invalidate any existing warranty.
Minimum System Requirements:
Intel Core i3
2 GB RAM
512 MB video memory
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit or 64 bit)
Minimum System Recommendation:
Intel Core i7
4 GB RAM
1 GB video memory
Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
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Interface
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Virtual Keyboard Access (type using the mouse)
Double-Click on Any Video Window to View Full-Screen
Click a Tab to Change the Current Action Panel
Select Number of Live Video Panels to Display
Options Menu (also accessible by right-clicking on any live
video panel)
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Initial System Setup
Initial System Setup
When starting the VMS for the first time there are
certain things you will need to set up in order to get the
most out of your software. Start by opening the Options
menu and selecting Settings.
Recording Drives
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The recording drives is where the VMS will save all of your recordings
Recording Drives
Check the boxes next to the drives you would like to record video to.
When Drive is Full
Select what you would like to do when the selected recording drives are full from two options. Overwrite Data
which records over the oldest videos saved to the drive or Stop recording which stops all recording onto those
drives.
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Audio
The VMS software allows you to listen to live audio from any camera connected. It also allows you to transmit
the audio to any CWS connected to the VMS.
Live Audio
To listen to live audio from any camera connected select the check box shown in the accompanying picture.
Transmit Audio
To transmit audio to any CWS connected to the VMS select the check box shown in the accompanying picture.
Auto-Reboot
The VMS allows you to set the date and time that the computer will automatically reboot.
Auto Reboot Days
Select the Days on which to perform the auto-reboot.
Auto Reboot Time
Select the the time to reboot the system.
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WatchDog
WatchDog monitors the VMS application health and restores certain functions of the application if it crashes.
Enable WatchDog
To enable WatchDog select the check box seen in the accompanying image.
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Network Configuration
The VMS allows you to set ports for different aspects
of the VMS and allow client connections with our
client software.
Allow Client Connections
Allowing client connects allows client software such
as Aventura's CWS to connect to your VMS. To allow
client connections check the box shown in the
accompanying picture. To not allow client
connections uncheck the same box.
Device Name
The name you give your device here will be how it is
identified to any devices on the network.
Ports
The port numbers for each port can be any distinct
number but must match on both the VMS and CWS.
The default ports are shown in the accompanying
image.
CMS
The VMS allows you to set up a connection to our Central Management Server software.
Primary Server IP Address
The port the software uses to communicate with the primary CMS server.
Primary Server Port
The port the server uses to communicate with the primary CMS server.
Secondary Server IP Address
The port the software uses to communicate with the secondary CMS server.
Secondary Server Port
The port the server uses to communicate with the secondary CMS server.
Test CMS
Tests the connections to the primary server and the secondary server. The results are displayed in a pop up
window.
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PTZ COM Port
The PTZ COM port is how the VMS will communicate with your PTZ controls.
PTZ COM Port
Select the COM Port that is connected to the serial port your PTZ is connected to, to allow the VMS to access
your PTZ devices.
Alarm Input
The Sensor COM Port is how your VMS will receivealarms from your Sensor Devices.
Sensor COM Port
Select the COM Port that is connected to the serial port your sensor is connected to, to allow the VMS to
access your sensors.
Sensor Device
Select the type of input device being accessed by the Sensor COM Port.
On-Screen Display
On-Screen Display is what is shown on every video feed.
Date Format
The formatting of how you would like the date to appear.
Time Format
The formatting of how you would like the time to appear.
Additional Time Info
Any additional info you would like to display.
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Analog Camera Setup
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Analog Camera Setup
The VMS support the installation of up to 64 analog cameras. Start by opening the Options menu and selecting
Settings. Then go to the Analogue Cameras tab
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Camera Name
The VMS allows up to 64 cameras connected to it at anyone time to help keep it organized it allows you to
name cameras.
Camera
Select the camera you would like to adjust settings for.
Camera Name
Enter the name you would like to assign the camera in the VMS. By default it is the name assigned to the
camera itself.
Enabling/Disabling a Camera
The VMS allows you to enable and disable live view/recording on any of the cameras selected.
Enable Camera
To enable a camera select the check box shown in the accompanying picture. To disable deselect the same
check box.
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Recording Quality
The VMS allows you to set the quality of the recordings of the selected camera.
Camera Type
Select the type of camera selected.
Resolution
The resolution of the video recorded.
Bitrate Type
Select wether you want the bit rateto change or stay constant.
Bitrate
Sets either the level of Bitrate or the actual bit rate dependent on wether the Bitrate Type is variable or
constant respectively.
Frame Rate (FPS)
Selects the frames per second of the recording.
Max File Size
Selects the maximum size that a file will reach before starting to record in a new file.
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Remote Viewing Quality (Substream)
The VMS allows you to set the quality of the remote viewings of the selected camera.
Resolution
The resolution of the video recorded.(You may select same as recording to use the sames
settings as recording qualty.
Bitrate
Sets the bitrate of the remote viewing.
Frame Rate (FPS)
Selects the frames per second of the remote viewing.
Image Properties
The VMS allows you to set the quality of the image
of the camera.
Brightness
Sets the brightness of the camera picture.
Contrast
Sets the contrast of the camera picture.
Hue
Sets the hue of the camera picture.
Saturation
Sets the saturation of the camera picture.
Volume
Sets the volume of the camera audio.
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PTZ
The VMS allows you to configure the PTZ control settings for the selected camera.
Address
Sets the address of the Camera selected.
Protocol
The protocol used to communicate from your PTZ controls to the selected PTZ camera
Baud Rate
Set the rate at which instructions transfer to the PTZ camera.
Orientation
Sets wether controls are inverted.
On-Screen Display
The VMS allows you to set more specifics of the on screen display for each selected camera.
Position
The position on the screen for the On-Screen Display.
Font Color
The color of the On-Screen Display will either be selected automatically or by you using the options shown in
the accompanying picture.
Background Color
Sets the background color of the On-Screen Display.
Watermark Bitmap File
Selects from your computer a watermark file to be added to your recordings.
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Copying Settings to Other Cameras
The VMS allows you to copy the setting of one camera to as many cameras as you have attached.
Camera List
Select the cameras you would like to copy the settings to in the list by checking the box next to them.
Settings List
Select the settings you would like to copy to the cameras selected.
Once you are finished select OK
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IP Camera Setup
The VMS support the installation of up to 64 IP cameras. Start by opening the Options menu and selecting
Settings. Then go to the IP Cameras tab.
Note: Software licenses may be required. Please contact your Aventura dealer and be sure to install all appropriate
licenses before using this feature.
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IP Camera Settings
The VMS allows you to view and edit the settings
of any IP Camera connected to it. To access an IP
Camera Settings select an IP Camera from the list
above and select Settings.
Brightness
Sets the brightness of the camera picture.
Contrast
Sets the contrast of the camera picture.
Hue
Sets the hue of the camera picture.
Saturation
Sets the saturation of the camera picture.
Set Default
Set the image settings listed above back to camera defaults.
Snap
Saved a snapshot of the video similar to that shown in Live View
Reboot
Reboots the IP Camera.
Restore
Restores Camera back to original settings.
Home Page
Opens the home page of the IP camera on your default browser.
Settings
For information on the IP Camera Settings view the manual provided with the camera.
Update
Updates the settings you have changed.
Warning: Some Setting may require a reboot of the camera for them to take effect. These settings are marked
with *.
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Detecting IP Cameras
The VMS will automatically search for IP Cameras connected to the same network as itself.
Detecting IP Cameras
Click the Detect... button by the bottom of the window, a window should open. Wait for all of the cameras to
load.
Note: This may take a few minutes.
Adding Detected IP Cameras
Once the list is finished select the cameras you would like to add to the VMS. Once you are done click the Add
button.
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Manually Adding/Editing/Removing IP Cameras
The VMS also allows you to manually add or edit IP cameras.
Adding an IP Camera
Click the Add... button by the bottom of the screen. This will open the Camera Option window.
Editing an IP Camera
Click the Edit... button by the bottom of the screen. This will open the Camera Option window.
Removing an IP Camera
Select the camera on the Camera List above and click the Remove button near the bottom of the window.
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Camera Option
The Camera Option window is opened both when
you manually add an IP Camera to the VMS and when
you manually edit an IP Camera in the VMS.
Camera Name
The name of the camera.
IP Address
The IP address of the camera.
Camera Manufacturer
The name of the manufacturer of the camera.
Camera Type
The type of camera.
Video Port
The port that the camera uses to send video.
User Name
The username associated with the camera.
Password
The password associated with the camera.
Max File Size (MB)
The maximum file size of the recording of the camera.
Stream Type
The type of stream used by the camera.
Enable Camera
Enables the camera.
Show Live Video
Enables the live video of the camera.
Show OSD
Enables the VMS on-screen display for the camera.
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Live View
Selecting a View
Selecting a split-mode from the buttons at the bottom of the live-view will change the number of available
video windows on the monitor. Up to 64 live video feeds can be viewed simultaneously on the digital monitor.
Double-clicking on any video window will temporarily switch to single-window mode for that video window.
Double-clicking again will switch back to the currently selected mode.
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PTZ Control
On-Screen Controls
PTZ Cameras can be controlled using mouse gestures directly on the video window.
Pan/Tilt Direction
Clicking near any edge of the video window and dragging the mouse towards the edge will move the PTZ
Camera in that direction.
Zoom
Clicking in the center of the video window and dragging the mouse downward will cause the PTZ Camera to
zoom in. Click and drag upward to zoom out.
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PTZ Control Tab
PTZ Cameras can also be controlled by the PTZ Control tab
1) Focus
Clicking + or - on the focus controls at the top of the tab will
focus the camera in or out.
2) Pan/Tilt Direction
Using the triangular directional buttons at the top of the tab will
move the Camera in that direction.
3) Zoom
Clicking + or - on the zoom controls at the top of the tab will
zoom the camera in or out.
4) Iris
Clicking + or - on the iris controls at the top of the tab will open
and close the iris.
5) Auto Pan
Turns on/off auto pan functionality. When on the camera will
pan 360 degrees continuously.
6) Speed
Adjusts the camera Pan/Tilt speed for manual and Auto Pan.
7) Preset
Preset allows you to select locations for the camera to move to
when selected. Select the name of the preset to have the
camera move to that location. To add a preset set the camera
to view location you would like to save as a preset and click the
+ button. Enter the name and number of your new preset and
select OK To remove preset select the preset from the list and
click the - button. To edit the name and number of the preset
click the Edit button.
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8) Tour
Tour allows you to set a sequence of presets for your camera to move to in the order and timing you specify.
Select the name of the tour to have the camera begin that tour. To add a tour click the + button. Enter the
name of your tour. Now select the preset you want to add to the tour and the dwell time (how long you want
to sit at the preset) and click the Add button. To delete a preset from the tour select the preset in the table
and click the Delete button. To edit a preset in the tour select the new values as if you were adding a preset
and select the preset from the table below and click the Edit button. Once you're done adding to your tour
click the OK button.
Note: To add a tour you must already have at least one preset defined but more than one is advisable.
9) Pattern
Pattern allows you to manually set the path you would like the camera to take. To do this select Record and
then adjust the PTZ manually. The software records all the movements the camera makes during this time.
Once you're done setting the pattern click Record again. To run your patter select Run.
10) Send Command
You may use this to send additional commands to camera.
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Matrix & Display Groups
Using Display groups allows you to modify which cameras appear in which windows, how many windows
should be displayed, and the interval between views when sequencing for a certain display group which can be
used at any time.
Creating/Editing Display Groups
To create a display group you must first
go to the Options menu and select
Settings. From there go to the Matrix &
Display tab. The display options are on
the right side of the tab.
Group
Select the group you would like to edit
using the drop down menu. Click + to
create a new group, or - to delete the
currently selected group.
Group Name
Typing in this box allows the user to
change the name a group will appear
under in the Matrix & Display tab.
Sequencing Interval
Use the drop down menu to select the time the VMS will wait before switching to the next display while it is
Sequencing.
Split Layout
How many video windows should this group have (must be larger than the number of cameras in the group).
Video Window
Use this to select which window you would like to assign a camera to.
Selected Camera
Assigns camera to selected window above.
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Creating/Editing Matrix Groups
Note: This feature requires output to analog monitors
equipped with Aventura's Matrix Decoder Card.
Matrix groups allow you to output display groups to up to 16
analog displays. To get to Matrix Options go to the Options
menu and select Settings. From there go to the Matrix &
Display tab.
Group
Select the group you would like to edit by clicking the downarrow. Click + to create a new group, or - to delete the
currently selected group.
Group Name
Typing in this box allows the user to change the name a group
will appear under in the Matrix & Display tab.
Output Type Port
Select port you will be outputting your matrix group.
Output Type
Select the type of out put you will be using with your Matrices.
Sequencing Interval
Select the time for the sequencing option to wait before moving to the next set of cameras.
Split Layout
How many video windows should this group have (must be larger than the number of cameras in the group).
Video Window
Select the window for the video to be outputted to.
Camera Channel
Select the camera channel main channel for better quality and sub channel for a lesser quality.
Selected Cameras
Select the camera to use in the matrix group defined above.
Play Audio Channel
Choose the channel to play audio for in the matrix group.
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Calling a Group
The Matrix & Display tab allows users to quickly switch between logical groups of
cameras.
Display Groups
Click the name of the display group you wish to view. Users can click between
multiple display groups to quickly move from one group of cameras to another.
Matrix Groups
Matrix groups work similarly to standard display groups but are used with analog
security monitors (requires Aventura Client Workstation with optional Decoder
Outputs). These groups must be defined manually in the settings screen before
they can be used.
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Live View
Live View Features
Full Screen
How to View Display in full screen
You may display Live View in full screen by going to the Options menu and
selecting Full Screen View. Selecting Full Screen View again will remove full
screen.
How to Display a Single Camera in Full Screen
To display a single camera so it fills the display double click on the window for
the camera
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Sequencing
Sequencing cameras displays a loop of cameras in the given display group.
Cameras will be displayed in order that they are in the group.
Hot to Start Sequencing
To sequence cameras select a split-mode that has fewer screens than the total
amount of cameras you have loaded. From the Options menu select
Sequence and it will display each subset of cameras for however long you
have the sequencing interval set to.
How to Set Sequencing Interval
The settings for the sequencing interval can be accessed in Display Group
Options.
Capture Image
Capturing an image allows you to take a snapshot of the
current view of the selected camera and print or save it to
your computer.
How to Capture an Image
To capture an image select the camera you want to
capture the image from and go to the Options menu.
Select Capture Image in the Options menu. From there
you may save or print the picture.
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Motion & Mask
Motion & Mask allows you to select where in the fram
the camera will search for motion and where it will not.
To access motion and mask first go to the Options
menu and then select Motion and Mask.
Camera
Select the camera you would like to assign motion and
mask to.
Motion
Motion will allow you define areas where the camera
will look for motion. Select the sensitivity of the
motions sensor by dragging the Sensitivity bar to the
left for less sensitive and to the right for more sensitive.
Click and drag the mouse on the video to create a box
where the camera will look for motion. Selecting Full
will create a box around the entire video. Selecting
Delete will delete the most recent motion box made.
Mask
Mask will allow you to define areas where the camera
will not look for motions. To add boxes to the video first
select Add then click and drag on the video to create a
box where the camera will not look for motion. Select
Clear to remove all mask boxes from the video. When
you want to add more motions boxes you must click
add again to unselect it.
Test
Click test to test your settings before saving them.
Clicking it again will stop the test.
Save
When you are finished defining Motion & Mask select
save.
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Create Log Entry
Log entries are used to save messages along with a time stamp to your Local Log unless you are running a CMS
(Central Management Server) in which case it adds it to its event manager.
How to Create Log Entry
Going into the Options menu and selecting Create Log Entry allows you to save an entry to the local log which
will contain your message, your user name, your login time, and the time the log was created.
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Quickplay
Quickplay allows you to quickly access recorded video. This feature
loads the beginning of the most recent recording of the selected
camera and starts playing from there.
How to access Quickplay
To access quickplay select the camera you would like to access
videos for by right clicking the camera in the display, hover over
Playback and select Quickplay
Previous Video
To jump back to the previously recorded video use this button.
Previous Frame
To jump back to the previous frame use this button.
Slow
To slow the speed of the video by half the original speed use this button. Once you reach 1/4 speed this button
will pause the video. When the video is paused this button will reverse the video. When the video is playing in
reverse this button will speed up the reverse by 2x the original speed.
Pause
To pause the video use this button.
Play
To play the video use this button
Fast
To increase the speed of the video by 2x the original speed use this button.When the video is playing in reverse
this button will slow down the reverse by half the original speed. Once you reach -1/4 speed this button will
pause the video. When the video is paused this button will play the video in 1/4 speed.
Next Frame
To jump forward to the next frame use this button.
Next Video
To jump forward to the next video use this button.
Snapshot
To take a snapshot of this video use this button. The controls for this is the same as Capture Image.
Sound
To mute the video use this button.
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Advanced Features
Scheduled Recording
There are two ways to record the feed from a
camera. You can either set the recording time or
events from the Settings menu or you can
manual record at any time from the Live Display.
Scheduled recording from the Settings menu
will be discussed in this section. To set up
scheduled recordings go to the Options menu
and select Settings from there select the
Recording tab.
Group Options
The VMS allows you to assign settings to groups of cameras. The group options allow you to add, delete, and
name groups.
Selecting a Group
To select a group to edit choose the name of the group from the drop down menu shown in the accompanying
picture.
Adding a Group
To add a group click the + button next to the drop down menu. You may then name your group and change the
settings.
Deleting a Group
To delete a group select the group from the drop down menu and click the - button next to the drop down
menu. A window will double check with you and select Yes.
Naming a Group
To name a group select the group from the drop down menu and enter the new name in the Group Name: text
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Recording Options
The VMS allows you to assign certain setting for a group. The Recording Options allows you to set the setting
for the group selected in Group Options above.
Pre-Event Record
Sets the amount of time before an event that you would like to start recording.
Post-Event Record
Sets the amount of time after the event that you would like to continue recording.
Non-Motion/Sensor FPS
If the cameras in the group are set to record for motions or sensors but is not currently recording a motion or a
sensor it will record at the frame rate defined in the drop down menu. If there is a motion or sensor recording
it will record at the normal frame rate.
Note: Will only work with Analog Cameras.
Max Storage Days
Sets the maximum amount of days the selected group will store at any one time. Setting it to auto will allow it
to record until space runs out at which point it will follow the settings defined in Recording Drives. Setting it to
any amount of day will once the amount of days are up record over older recordings.
Record Audio
Sets wether the cameras in the selected group will record audio.
Selected Camera(s)
Select the cameras you would like included in the group.
Warning: Cameras can only be selected in one group at any time selecting a camera in one group will remove it
from the group it is currently in.
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Recording Schedule
The VMS allows you to set the recording schedule for groups of cameras using a grid like interface.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record constantly during the
time you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to not record during the time
you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record only when it detects
motion during the time you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record only when an alarm is
detected during the time you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record either when it detects
motion or when an alarm is detected during the time
you specify.
Note: Using Motion, Sensor, or Motion/Sensor will use the Non-Motion/Sensor FPS Settings from the Recording
Options above.
How to Schedule a Recording for a Group
To schedule a recording for a group select the group in the above Group Options.The schedule is displayed
Sun-Sat 00:00 - 23:59. By default the schedule is set to not record for all time. Click on the recording button you
would like and select the 30 minute blocks you would like the cameras to record for. To remove recording
select Do Not Record and select the 30 minute blocks you do not want the camera to record for.
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Manual Recording
There are two ways to record the feed from a
camera. You can either set the recording time or
events from
the Settings menu or you can manual record at any
time from the Live Display. Manual recording from
the live view will be discussed in this section.
Manual recording allows you to set some or all
cameras to record immediately at your command.
Start/Stop Selected Camera
To start or stop only a selected camera recording
select the camera you would like to record by right
clicking on the desired window on the display. Next
hover over Manual Record, and then select
Selected Camera.
Start/Stop All Cameras
To start or stop all cameras recording go to the
Options menu, hover over Manual Record, and
then select All Cameras.
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Sensors & Alarms Settings
To configure the settings for your sensors go to
the Options menu and click Settings, from there
go to the Sensors & Alarms tab.
Group Selection
The VMS allows you to assign settings to groups of sensors. The group options allow you to add, delete, and
name groups.
Selecting a Group
To select a group to edit choose the name of the group from the drop down menu shown in the accompanying
picture.
Adding a Group
To add a group click the + button next to the drop down menu. You may then name your group and change the
settings.
Deleting a Group
To delete a group select the group from the drop down menu and click the - button next to the drop down
menu. A window will double check with you and select Yes.
Naming a Group
To name a group select the group from the drop down menu and enter the new name in the Group Name: text
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Sensor Configuration
The VMS allows you to assign certain setting for a group. The Sensor Configuration allows you to set the
setting for the group selected in Group Selection above.
Sensor Type
Sets the type of sensor connected.
Play Alert Sound
Sets the sound to play when an alert in activated.
Email Alert
Sets wether to email a notification of the alert.
Trigger on Emap
Sets wether to trigger the alert on the Emap.
After Time-Out
Sets how long after the alert is activated to shut down the alert.
Sensor Inputs
Select the sensors to be included in the group.
Note: You may rename cameras by selecting them in the list and clicking the button next to the list.
Warning: Cameras can only be selected in one group at any time selecting a camera in one group will remove it
from the group it is currently in.
Linked Camera(s)
Select the camera you would like linked to the group.
Trigger Alarm Output(s)
Select the alarm outputs to be triggered.
Activate PTZ
Selects the camera to activate the PTZ for.
Preset
Select the preset to move to on the camera selected above.
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Sensor Schedule
The VMS allows you to set the active schedule for sensors using a grid like interface.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record only when an alarm is
detected during the time you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to not record during the time
you specify.
How to Set an Active Schedule for a Group
To schedule a recording for a group select the group in the above Group Selection.The schedule is displayed
Sun-Sat 00:00 - 23:59. By default the schedule is set to not trigger for all time. Click on the trigger button you
would like and select the 30 minute blocks you would like the cameras to record for. To remove recording
select Do Not Trigger and select the 30 minute blocks you do not want the camera to record for.
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Sensors & Alarms Tab
Viewing Sensors and Alarms Tab
Select the Sensors & Alarms tab. Any active sensors or alarms will be highlighted in
red. Clicking the bell next to the alarm will toggle the state of the alarm.
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Video Alerts
The VMS allows you to configure the reactions to motion and video loss with cameras. These
reactions are called alerts.
To access the alerts setting go to the Options menu and select Settings. From there got to the Alerts
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Motion Configuration
The VMS allows you to assign settings to
groups of cameras.
Group: Selecting a Group
To select a group to edit choose the name of
the group from the drop down menu shown
in the accompanying picture.
Group: Adding a Group
To add a group click the + button next to the
drop down menu. You may then name your
group and change the settings.
Group: Deleting a Group
To delete a group select the group from the
drop down menu and click the - button next
to the drop down menu. A window will
double check with you and select Yes.
Group Name
To name a group select the group from the drop down menu and enter the new name in the Group Name: text
box.
Selected Camera(s)
Select the camera you would like included in the group from this list.
Play Alert Sound
Sets the sound to play when an alert in activated.
Email Alert
Sets wether to email a notification of the alert.
Trigger on Emap
Sets wether to trigger the alert on the Emap.
Trigger Alarm Output(s)
Select the alarm outputs to be triggered.
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Video Loss Options
The VMS can alert you when a camera loses video for any
reason.
Enable Alert
Set wether the VMS should alert you if video is lost.
Play Alert Sound
Sets the sound to play when an alert in activated.
Email Alert
Sets wether to email a notification of the alert.
Trigger on Emap
Sets wether to trigger the alert on the Emap.
Motion Alert Schedule
The VMS allows you to set the active schedule for motion alerts using a grid like interface.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to record only when an alarm is
detected during the time you specify.
This record button will set the cameras in the group to not record during the time
you specify.
How to Set an Active Schedule for a Group
To schedule a recording for a group select the group in the above Motion Configuration.The schedule is
displayed Sun-Sat 00:00 - 23:59. By default the schedule is set to not trigger for all time. Click on the trigger
button you would like and select the 30 minute blocks you would like the cameras to record for. To remove
recording select Do Not Trigger and select the 30 minute blocks you do not want the camera to record for.
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User & Group Management
By default the VMS requires does not require you to log in nor does it restrict access to the software. However
these options can be activated for those needing greater security.
Enabling Security
Enabling security means that you will have to log in to
use the CWS and allows you to restrict permissions for
different users.
How to Enable Security
In the Options menu go to Settings and go to the Users
tab. Check the box that says Password Protection:
How to set Auto Log Out
In the Options menu go to Settings and go to the Users
tab. Select from the drop down menu how long the
CWS should wait for activity before logging out.
How to Log Out of the CWS
In the Options menu select Log Out
How to Log In to CWS
Click anywhere on the screen and enter user name and password.
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Users
Adding users to your CWS allows you to restrict permissions for certain users. And keep track of what
separate users are doing on the CWS.
How to Add a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. To add a user click the Add...
button and the User Options window will pop up. Enter in the user information and add him to any groups
you have defined. Click OK to save user.
How to Edit User Information
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. Select the user whose
information you would like to edit. Click on the Edit... button below the User List. The User Options window
should open up. From there you can edit all the user information. Once you are done editing select OK.
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How to Disable User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. Select the user you would like
disable. Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. The User Options window should open up. Check the
check box next to Account is disabled: to disable the user account. Once you are done select OK.
How to Enable a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. Select the user you would like
to enable. Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. The User Options window should open up.
Uncheck the check box next to Account is disabled to enable the user account. Once you are done select OK.
How to Delete a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. Select the user you would like
to delete. Click on the Delete button below the list of users. A Pop-up will appear asking if you would like to
delete the user, click Yes
How to View Permissions for a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Users tab. Select the user you would like
to view permissions of. Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. Go to the Permissions tab. The
Permissions for the user is listed below.
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Groups
Adding groups to your CWS allows you to categorize your users into groups and edit their permissions
accordingly.
How to Add a Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Groups tab. To add a group click the
Add... button and the Group Options window will pop up. Enter in the group information, add any users to
the group you would like, and set the groups permissions. Once you are done select OK.
How to Edit a Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Groups tab. Select the group whose
information you would like to edit. Click on the Edit... button below the list of groups. The Group Options
window should open up. From there you can edit all the group information. Once you are done select OK.
How to Delete Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Groups tab. Select the group you
would like to delete. Click on the Delete button below the list of groups. A Pop-up will appear asking if you
would like to delete the group, click Yes.
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How to Edit Permissions for Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to the Groups tab. Select the group you would
like to edit permissions of. Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. Go to the Permissions tab.
Uncheck permissions to remove that permission from the group. Check permissions to add permissions to the
group. Once you are done adding and/or removing permissions select OK.
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Adding Users to Groups
Note: There are two ways to put a user in a group both will be
described below and they both have the same results
How to Add a Group to a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to
the Users tab. Select the user you would like to put in the group.
Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. The User
Options window should open up. From there click the Member
Of tab on the top of the window. To add a group to the user
click the Add... button. The Select Groups window will open up.
Check the groups you want to add to the user and click OK.
How to Add a User to a Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to
the Groups tab. Select the group you would like to add users to.
Click on the Edit... button below the list of groups. The Group
Options window should open up. From there click the Members
tab on the top of the window. To add a user to the group click
the Add... button. Check the users you want to add to the group
and click OK.
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Removing Users from Groups
Note: There are two ways to remove a user from a group both
will be described below and they both have the same results
How to Remove a Group from a User
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to
the Users tab. Select the user you would like to remove from
groups. Click on the Edit... button below the list of users. The
User Options window should open up. From there click the
Member Of tab on the top of the window. Select the group you
wish to remove and click the Remove button below the list of
groups. Once you are done select OK.
How to Remove a User from a Group
Go into the Options menu and select Settings. From there go to
the Groups tab. Select the group you would like to remove
users from. Click on the Edit... button below the list of groups.
The Group Options window should open up. From there click
the Members tab on the top of the window. Select the user
you wish to remove and click the Remove button below the list
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Analytics
The VMS has a special feature called
Analytics which allows you to analyze a
feed from your camera in real time.
The Analytics licence is purchased
separately from the VMS but may be
applied to any cameras connected to
the VMS. To get to Analytics go to the
Options menu and select Settings.
From there go to the Analytics tab.
Note: Software licenses may be
required. Please contact your Aventura
dealer and be sure to install all
appropriate licenses before using this
feature.
Applying Analytics Licence to Camera
Each row signifies a different Analytics channel. Select the device you would like to select the camera from in
the device column, this activates that channel of Analytics. Then select the camera you would like to run
analytics on in the camera column. You may do this as many time as you would like but you may only have as
many cameras running Analytics at once as licence's you own.
Configuring Analytics Channel
Configuring the Analytics for a certain camera mean changing how it analyzes the scene. To configure the
channel select the channel in the list above and click the Configure... button.
Calibration
It is important to calibrate analytics for use with your
camera. If it is not properly calibrated the analytics will
not function correctly. It is important to use all of the
tools given to you to ensure the optimal calibration. To
access calibration once you have enter analytics
configuration select the Calibration tab.
Height
The height of your camera from the ground.
Tilt Angle
The angle the camera is tilted towards the ground.
Vertical FOV (Field of View)
The vertical field of view of the camera being used.(consult user guide)
Reference Object
Make sure the Visible check box is checked and select one of the objects to move on the screen. The object is
approximately 6 feet tall. Use this as a reference to fine tune your calibrations.
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Classification
Once your Analytics is calibrated you may add
classifications to object that will appear e.g. a person or
a car. This allows you to customize rules for different
classifications. To access Classification once you enter
in the configuration of the analytics select the
Classification tab.
Measurement System
Select wether you want to use English standard or
metric.
Adding a Classification
Click on the Add... button at the bottom of the
Classification List to add a new classification.
Editing a Classification
Select the classification you would like to edit from the
classification list and click the Edit... button at the
bottom of the Classification List to edit a classification.
Removing Classifications
Select the classification you would like to remove from
the classification list and click the Remove button.
Assigning Values
After you select the Add... or Edit... buttons a window will appear allowing you to assign values to the
classification.
Name: Enter the name you would like to give your classification
Min Area: Assign the minimum area your classification will occupy.
Max Area: Assign the maximum area your classification will occupy.
Min Speed: Assign the minimum speed your object will be traveling.
Max Speed: Assign the maximum speed your object will be traveling.
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Rules
Analytics allows you to set rules that when
they are trigger it will trigger an alarm.Each
rule has certain fields that determine how
the rule behaves. To access rules, once you
enter into the configuration of the analytics
select the Zone & Rules tab.
Presence
This rule is activated when a target is
detected and deactivated the the target is
no longer detected.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
Enter
This rule is activated when a target enters a
zone or a line.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
Exit
This rule is activated when a target exits a
zone or a line.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
Appear
This rule is activated when a target appears
in a zone or line.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
Disappear
This rule is activated when a target
disappears from a zone or line.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
Stopped
This rule is activated when a target stops
for a certain amount inside a zone or line.
Time: How long the object must be
stopped to activate the rule.
Object Classification: Which objects will
affect this rule.
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Dwell
This rule is activated when a target is in a zone or line for a certain amount of time.
Threshold: How long the object must be in the area before the rule is activated
Direction Filter
From which direction will you acknowledge the object.
Direction: From which angle will you acknowledge objects.
Acceptance Angle: What angle from the direction will you acknowledge objects.
Object Classification: Which objects will affect this rule.
Speed Filter
How fast the objects must be going to be acknowledge.
Lower bound: The minimum speed the object must be going.
Upper Bound: The maximum speed the object must be going.
Object Classification: Which objects will affect this rule.
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Zones
A zone is a specifically defined area of the image you
are analyzing.
Adding a Zone
Click the Add button to open up a small menu. From
there click Add Zone. The zone will now appear on
the screen.
Removing a Zone
Select the zone on the screen or in the tree to the
right and click the Remove button.
Moving the Zone
Click and drag the zone to move it around the screen.
Changing the Size and Shape
Click on the nodes at the edge of the zone and drag them to mold your zone into the appropriate shape.
Adding Nodes
To add more nodes right click on the zone, hover over Nodes, and click Add Node.
Removing Nodes
To remove nodes right click on the node you wish to remove, hover over Nodes and select Remove Node.
Properties
To access the properties of the zone right click on the zone and select Properties...
Name: The name of the zone
Color: The color that the zone will appear as.
Type: Select wether the zone will detect targets or not.
Rules: Next is a list of rules as explained in Rules
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Lines
A line is a defined on the image you are analyzing.
Adding a Line
Click the Add button to open up a small menu. From
there click Add Line. The counter will now appear on
the screen.
Removing a Line
Select the line on the screen or in the tree to the
right and click the Remove button.
Moving the Line
Click and drag the line to move it around the screen.
Changing the Size and Shape
Click on the nodes at the edge of the line and drag them to mold your line into the appropriate shape.
Adding Nodes
To add more nodes right click on the line, hover over Nodes, and click Add Node.
Removing Nodes
To remove nodes right click on the node you wish to remove, hover over Nodes and select Remove Node.
Properties
To access the properties of the line right click on the line and select Properties...
Name: The name of the line
Color: The color that the line will appear as.
Type: Select wether the line will detect targets or not.
Rules: Next is a list of rules as explained in Rules
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Counter
A counter responds to rules being activated as you
define..
Adding a Counter
Click the Add button to open up a small menu. From
there click Add Counter. The counter will now appear on
the screen.
Removing a Counter
Select the counter on the screen or in the tree to the right
and click the Remove button.
Moving the Counter
Click and drag the counter to move it around the screen.
Properties
To access the properties of the counter right click on the counter and select Properties...
Name: The name of the counter
Color: The color that the counter will appear as.
Increment: Select wether the counter will increment by 1 for any rules you have previously defined. The
counter will then be incremented by 1 when the rule is activated.
Decrement: Select wether the counter will decrement by 1 for any rules you have previously defined. The
counter will then be decremented by 1 when the rule is activated.
Occupancy: Select wether the counter will increment and decrement by 1 for any rules you have defined. The
counter will then increment by 1 when the rule is activated and decrement by 1 when the rule is deactivated.
e.g. When a target if you have occupancy for a target stopping in a zone it will increment the counter when he
stops in the zone and decrement the counter when he starts moving again.
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Once you have completely set up your analytics it will be running in the live view of that camera. You may edit
some setting as to how the analytics appears.
Display
You may select what the analytics displays on your screen. To access this from the Zones & Rules tab select the
display button on the right of the window. To select anything to display click on the option and a check will
appear next to it.
Display Non-Alarmed Objects: Analytics will display targets it detects on the screen even if they are not
currently alarmed.
Display Target ID: Displays the ID of the target.
Display Object Height: Displays the calculated height of an object.
Display Object Speed: Displays the calculated speed of an object.
Display Object Area: Displays the calculated area of an object.
Display Object Classification: Displays the calculated Object Classification of an object.
Object Tracking Color
The color of the object when it is being tracked and is not alarmed.
Object Alarm Color
The color of the object when it is alarmed.
Blob Color
The color that analytics assigns something it is tracking before it is classified as an object.
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Real-Time Information
Real-Time Information allows you to view Real-time information from your CWS.
1) Settings: Used to add feeds and change settings for the Real-Time Information application.
2) Weather: View your local weather for any of the next 7-days.
3) RSS Feeds: View a list of items on your RSS Feeds.
4) RSS Reader: View specific items from your RSS feed in this window.
5) Online Radio: Play and change your online radio stations.
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RSS Settings
The RSS Settings allow you to add and delete RSS feeds to/from the Real-Time Information application and
change the interval at which your feeds will update.
Feed: Lists the names of the feeds you have added
URL: Lists the URL of the feeds you have added
Update Interval: Changes the interval after which your RSS feeds update in the Real-Time Information
application.
Add...: Adds feeds to your list of Rss feeds. After clicking this button enter the url for the RSS feed you would
like to add and click Ok.
Delete: Deletes the RSS feed you have selected from the list above.
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Radio Settings
The Radio Settings allows you to add, delete, and edit online radio stations to/from/in the Real-Time
Information application.
Channel: Lists the names of the online radio stations you have added.
URL: Lists the Urls of the online radio stations you have added.
Add...: Adds a online radio station to your list of online radio station. After clicking this button enter the name
and URL of the online radio station you would like to add and click Ok.
Edit...: Edits the online radio station you have selected from the list above. After clicking this button edit the
name and/or URL and click Ok.
Delete: Deletes the online radio station you have selected from the list above.
Weather Settings
The Weather Settings allows you to change the location and the service of the weather shown in the RealTime Information application.
City/Zipcode: Enter the city or zipcode of the location of which you would like the weather.
State/Country: Enter the state or country of the location of which you would like the weather.
Service: Select the service which will provide the weather for your location.
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Email Configuration
The VMS allows you to send email alerts to certain
users.
Enable Email
Select this checkbox to enable the email capabilities of
your VMS.
Email Screenshot
Select this checkbox to email a screenshot of the alert
when it occurs.
Outgoing SMTP Server
Enter in this field the address of your outgoing email
server.
SMTP Port
Enter the port number used by your SMTP. By default it is the standard, 25.
Use SSL Authentication
Check this box to enable SSL Authentication. By default this will change the SMTP port to 465.
User Name
Enter your user name with your SMTP
Password
Enter your password with your SMTP
Sender's Email
Enter the email address that you would like to send the email.
Send To
Enter the emails you would like to send to.
Copy To
Enter the emails you would like to CC to.
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Event Manager
Event Manager
Event Manager allows you to access the Event Manager
of any devices you are connected to. To use this feature
go to the Options menu and click Event Manager. A list
of all the devices you are connected to will be listed.
Select one of these devices to open their Event Manager.
Note: Some features of the Event manager is not
available to the VMS and is only available when used
with the CMS(Central Management Server). For more
information on these functions please refer the the CMS
user manual.
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Interface
Here we will discuss the Event Manger interface as a whole it will be covered in detail in later sections.
1) Toolbar
Contains the options of the Event manager including appearance and language.
2) Control Panel
Contains controls to utilize the Event Manager (controls dealing with specific events can be accessed in the
right click menu also)
3) Event Panel
Allows you to quickly view color coded logs from server in one place.
4) Warnings and Errors
View Errors or warnings that require acknowledgement.
5) Device Panel
Identify the server connected to the Event Manager.
6) Alarms Panel
Lists alarms and their status
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Export
Save current Event Report as a data table (.csv file) to a location on your computer you specify.
Archive
Archive alarms to a separate file to view at a later date.
Notification
Manually send an email notification of events.
Note: It may be advisable to sent event notifications through SMS, Facebook, or other means. These are
available to you as module as an added feature.
Acknowledge
Acknowledge an event with a note for later reference.
Add Note
Add a note to an event for later reference
Workflow
View more information about an event including previously attached notes. Also manage attachment to the
event.
Find
Search for events matching a specified criteria.
Settings
Level Settings: Manage different event levels including their description, color, symbol, and create custom
ones.
Email Settings: Create automatic email notifications for your users.
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Event Panel
The Event Panel allows you to quickly view color coded logs from server in one place.
Event ID
The Event Manager auto-assigns and ID to an event when it occurs to allow it to be identified.
Level
Each event is assigned a level based on the category of event it is and the importance you may add custom
levels and assign them to certain events.
Occurred At
The time at which the event occurred.
Device
The device on which the event occurred.
Camera
The camera that triggered the event (if applicable).
User
The User that triggered the event.
Description
A Brief Description of the event.
Attachment
If the event has an attachment displays a paper clip and allows the user to access the attachment.
Acknowledged By
The user who acknowledged the event.
Acknowledged At
The time at which the event was acknowledged.
Event Type
The type of the event.
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Device Panel
The Device Panel allows you to Identify servers that have
events which require acknowledgment.
Warnings and Errors
The Warnings and Errors Panel allow you to view Errors or
Warnings that require acknowledgement.
Event Levels & Types
The Event Manager assigns
different event types to different
event levels. The event levels are
USERACTION, INFORMATION,
WARNING, and ERROR. These
event levels dictate how the events
appear in the event manager. The
events get more specified by event
types but these are all nested in
event levels.
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Working with Events
When events appear in the event manager the
event manager allows you to respond in a
variety of ways. You may view the properties
of the event, you may add a note to the event
for others to see at a later date, you may view
attachments on the event, and you may
acknowledge the event which effectively says
you have responded to the event and are
done.
View an Event
To view event information select the event you
would like to view from the event panel and
click Workflow. This allows you to see all the
information of the event including notes,
attachments, and if it was acknowledged.
Notes
Adding a note to an event allows other
users to view the note later. To add the
note to the Event select the event from
the event panel and select Add Note
from the control panel. Once you are
finished entering your message in the
text box click OK. To view note look at
the events properties as described in
Working With Events.
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Acknowledging an Event
Acknowledging an event marks it as
having been resolved. Acknowledged
events can be removed from the Event
Panel and added to the Event Archive.
Acknowledging an event also functions
as adding a note to the event describing
why it has been acknowledged. To
acknowledge an event select the event
you would like to acknowledge from the
event panel and select acknowledge
from the Control Panel. Once you are
finished typing the message to be
added to the event click Acknowledge.
Exporting Events
The Event Manager allows you to export the
Event Panel as a .csv file to send the Event
Panel to another person or to back up the
Event Panel. To export the Event Panel select
Export from the Control Bar. The Event
Manager will prompt you for the location to
save your file, select where you would like it
save and click Save..
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Event Archive
The Event Manager allows you to archive events for later viewing in the Event Archive. The default setting is
for it to archive acknowledged events after 7 days but this is customizable. You may also archive events
manually.
Archiving Acknowledged Events Manually
Click on the Archive button in the Control Bar, a window will open.
Make sure Archive acknowledged event(s) is selected.
Click the Archive Now button.
Archiving Selected Events
Select the event(s) from the Event Log that you would like to remove.
Click on the Archive button in the Control Bar, a window will open.
Make sure Archive selected event(s) is selected.
Click the Archive Now button.
Setting the Auto Archive Time Frame
Click on the Archive button in the Control Bar, a window will open.
In the box next to Automatically archive events after: enter the amount of days to wait before automatically
archiving events.
Viewing Archived Events
Click on the Archive button in the Control Bar, a window will open.
Click on the View Archive button.
Note: The controls in the archive are the same as in the Event Manager.
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Notifications
The Event Manager allows you to send mass notifications of events, either automatically or manually.
These events are by default email but you may add other means.
Sender Configuration
Sender Configuration
Enter the information in the Sender Configuration section to correspond with your SMTP server. Click the Test
Email Settings... button to test wether you entered a valid configuration.
In addition to adding rules to the Event Manager to automatically send notifications of events you may send
notifications manually from the Event Manager.
Sending Manual Notifications
Select the event(s) you would like to send a notification of.
Click the Notification button on the Control Bar.
Select the means of notification.
Fill out the email.
Click Send.
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Auto Notify Rules
Auto Notify Rules
Enter the event levels that you would
want notification to be sent out
automatically to a list of users.
Adding an Email Alert Rule
Click on the Add... button.
Editing an Email Alert Rule
Select the rule you would like to edit
from the list.
Click on th Edit... button.
Deleting an Email Alert Rule
Select the rule you would like to delete
from the list.
Click on the Delete button.
Configuring an Email Alert Rule
Users: The users that you would like to
receive notifications when the event
occurs.
Devices: Select the device that you
would like to get the event from.
Note: This feature is only functional in
the CMS for the VMS just select the
device listed.
Levels: Select the levels of the events to
send notification for.
Description: Add a description of the
event to be viewed in the list.
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Manual Notification
The Event Manager allows you to send mass
notifications of events manually at any time in the
application.
Sending Manual Notifications
Select the event(s) you would like to send a notification
of. Then click the Notification button on the Control
Bar.
Select the means of notification, Fill out the email, and
click Send.
Generating Reports
The Event Manager allows you to generate reports of
specific events based on criteria you enter.
Generating a Report
Click on the Find button in the Control Bar, this will
open a window.
From here you may set the criteria for the report you
would like to generate.
Once you have entered the criteria for your report
click the OK button.
A window containing your report will open, the
controls for this window are the same as those out
lined for the Event Manager.
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Playback
Playback
Aventura's full-featured playback module delivers an
incredibly intuitive ways to browse, search, and review
video recordings.
How to Open Playback
Open the Options menu, hover over Playback, and
select Playback. The Playback software will then open.
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Interface
Playback has a simple interface which will be
explained in greater detail in later sections.
1) Split Modes
Split modes allows you to change how many videos
you view at once allowing up to 16 videos.
2)Recorded Video Panel (Calendar Selection)
The calendar section of the Recorded Video Panel
allows you to choose the time recorded of the videos
you would like to view.
3) Recorded Video Panel (Camera Selection)
The camera section of the Recorded Video Panel
allows you to choose cameras for display from all
cameras on your servers.
4) Recorded Video Panel (Video Selection)
The video section of the Recorded Video Panel allows
you to choose videos to display from the selected
camera above.
5) Split Screen Display
The display allows you to view videos and control
them using On-Video Controls.
6) Timeline
Timeline allows you even greater control over your
videos then the On-Video controls do.
Split Modes
Split Modes in Playback function very similarly to Split Modes in the CWS.
Selecting a split-mode from the buttons at the top-left of the Playback will change the number of available
video windows. Double-clicking on any video window will temporarily switch to single-window mode for that
video window. Double-clicking again will switch back to the currently selected mode.
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Adjusting Panel Size
To adjust the size of a panel click the mouse on the edge of
the panel the cursor should change to this
or the image
turned 90 degrees now drag the mouse to change the size of
the panel.
Pinning a Panel
Pinning a panel holds a panel in play in the Playback window.
By default all panels are pinned. Unpinning a panel allows the
panel to hide automatically when you are not using it.
How to Pin/Unpin a Panel
To pin or unpin a panel click the pin in the top right of the
panel.
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Full Screen Mode
How to View Display in full screen
To enter full screen mode right click on the display and
select Full Screen. To exit from full screen right click and
select Full Screen again.
How to Display a Single Camera in Full Screen
To display a single camera so it fills the display simply
double click on the video for the camera
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On-Video Controls
You may control your video using various onvideo controls.
Zoom
To zoom into the video click the icon above and
click on the video where you would like to zoom
in. To zoom out to 100% select the icon again.
Previous File
To move to the previous file in the list click the
icon above.
Previous Frame
To move the video back frame by frame click the icon above.
Play
To play the video when it is paused click the icon above.
Pause
To pause the video when it is playing click the icon above.
Stop
To stop and remove the video click the icon above.
Next Frame
To move the video forward frame by frame click the icon above.
Next File
To move to the next file in the list click the icon above
Slow
To slow down the video by half speed click the icon above.
Fast
To speed up the video by double speed click the icon above.
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Selecting Video for Playback
Selecting a Date and Camera
One of the ways to select the video to play in Playback is by the date and the
Camera.
How to Select the Date
To select the date you can use the calendar in the top left of Playback.You may
move through the calendar by year and month. Then you click the day you
would like to see videos for. You may also type the date and time in the bar
above the calendar.
How to select a camera
Once you have a date set you may choose the camera whose recording you
would like to see. Right below the calendar you will see a list of cameras. To
expand lists select the arrow next to the list. To select a camera simply double
click and it will open in the window you have selected. You may also click and
drag the camera to a window.
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Selecting a Video File
Another way to select the video to play in Playback is by file.
How to Select a File
The files are listed below the list of cameras on the Recorded Video panel
By default the files are listed by start time. To select a file to play simply
select the window you would like to view the video on and double click the
video. You may also click and drag the video.
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Play List
To find a video for the current day quicker you may go to Play
List. TO access play list select the tab on the bottom left of the
screen. from there select the camera you would like to view a
video of. All of the times for that day will be displayed in a list.
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Using Timeline
Navigating with Timeline
You may navigate through your displayed videos using Playback's Timeline panel.
How the Timeline Works
The timeline panel displays the timelines for all displayed videos.
Colored Sections
The colored sections of the time line show a recording for that time. The different colors show the reasons for
the recording. Continuous means that it was set to record continuously for that time. Motion means the
camera recorded because it picked up motion. Sensor means that the camera recorded because the linked
sensors had been triggered. Manual means a user set it to record.
Current Location
The red line show where the video is currently playing. You may click and drag the line to play from a different
time. The video will automatically jump to the next recording on the selected camera. When there are no more
recordings the jump to the video pauses.
Note: You will not be able to play a time when the camera was not recording
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Adjusting the Time Frame
The Time Frame is what section of time is displayed on the Timeline. The default time frame is 24 Hours.
Increasing the Time Frame
To increase the time frame for a specific video first select the video by clicking the display. Then click the +
button on the right of the time frame bar. This will widen the range of times to choose from for the selected
video.
Decreasing the Time Frame
To decrease the time frame for a specific video first select the video by clicking the display. Then click the button on the left of the time frame bar. This will narrow the amount of time to select for the video. It will also
allow more accuracy in choosing a starting point for the video.
Playback Direction and Speed
The speed bar allows you to adjust playback speed and direction.
How to Increase Speed
To increase the speed of the selected video first select the video by clicking it on the display. Now click the +
button to the right of the speed bar. This increases the speed of the video to two times the previous speed.
How to Decrease Speed
To decrease the speed of the selected video first select the video by clicking it on the display. Now click the button to the left of the speed bar. This decreases the speed of the video to half the previous speed.
Changing Direction
Slowing the speed enough will reverse the direction of the playback for example if you are playing the video
forward slowing the speed past 1/4X will pause the video. Slowing it one more time will play the video in
reverse at -1/4X time and vice versa.
Returning to Default
Pressing the yellow button with the arrow to the left of the speed bar will return the video to 1X speed.
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Universal Controls
The universal controls change all of the videos currently playing.
Play
To play all the videos where they are currently set to play click the icon above.
Pause
To pause all the videos where the are currently playing click the icon above.
Stop
To stop and remove all videos click the icon above.
Synchronize Video
To move all videos to the same point as the selected video click the icon above.
Stop Synchronize
To stop synchronizing the video click the icon above.
Finding an Event
You may need to find when a certain event occurred on a recording there are 3 ways to find the event using
Playback.
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High-Speed Playback
Playback allows you to view videos at up to 32X
speed forward or reverse. It also allows you to
slow down the video to up to 1/4 speed forward
or reverse. This functionality allows you to
quickly search through videos to target events.
How to speed up or Slow down Video
To speed up or slow down video you may use
the On-Video Controls or the Playback Direction
and Speed controls on the Timeline panel.
Capturing an Image
You may at any time right click on a video and
select capture image similarly to how it is doe in
the live view.
Viewing captured images
Select tools in the toolbar. From there select
image viewer. By selecting the folder of the
captured image it will display all the captured
images in that folder.
Smart Search
Smart search allows you to define an event and search
through your recorded video for it.
How to Access Smart Search
To access smart search select the video you would like
the search by right clicking it on the display. Then
select Smart Search. A window will appear where you
will have to define your event.
Defining Your Event
To define your event you should know what Smart
Search considers an event. You select a section of the
video feed and when smart search identifies a change
in that section it will say that an event occurred here.
Once your event is defined click the Search button.
Smart Search in Action
Once you your search begins Smart Search will automatically play every event that occurred with the video in
chronological order.
Stopping Smart Search
To stop Smart Search select the camera you would like to halt Smart Search on, right click it, and select Smart
Search.
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Film Strip
Film Strip allows you to view your video frame by frame
similar to film.
Starting Film Strip
To open Film Strip select the video you would like to use
with film strip by right clicking and selecting Film Strip. Film
Strip opens and displays a picture from each hour in the
day.
Narrowing Your Search
Once you have Film Strip open you click the hour you would
like to view. A small preview will appear in the top right of
the screen. To go into the hour double click the picture. To
play from the beginning of that hour click the preview.
Going Deeper I
Now you will have 25 pictures from the hour spaced evenly once again clicking on the time shows a preview in
the top right. To go into the time double click the picture. To play from the beginning of the time click the
preview. To return back to previous screen click the Back button.
Going Deeper II
Now you will have 25 pictures from the time spaced evenly once again clicking on the time shows a preview in
the top right. You will not be able to go into this time frame. To play from the beginning of the time click the
preview or double click the picture. To return back to previous screen click the Back button.
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Video Backup
Playback allows you to back up videos for easy access later.
Saving Clips
Playback allows you to set the start and end time
of a custom clip to save. Select the video you
would like to save. Set the video to the start time
you desire using the Timeline controls. Select
start clip from the right click menu,select where to
save the file to, and what to name it.. When you
wish to stop the clip select stop clip from the right
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Downloading Video Files
One way of downloading a video backup is by downloading the video
files.
Selecting the Camera
To download a video file select the camera you would like to download
the video from by selecting the camera in the list on the left side of the
screen.
Selecting the File to Download
Once you select the camera choose the video file you wish to
download on the list below the camera list. Now click the
icon to
download the file.
Downloading the File
A window will pop up allowing you to browse to where you want to
save the file once you have chosen select Save. The file will now be
saved where you specified. It will also show up on your Download
panel on the bottom of the screen.
Note: Direct download of videos may not play without special codec
installed the preferred method of opening these videos will be with the
Aventura Media Player
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Backup Wizard
The Backup Wizard is the preferred method of
downloading video files. It allows you to download
multiple file, bundle them together, convert the video
files to other formats, burn them onto a disc, and
export them with a copy of the video player.
How to open Backup Wizard
To open the Backup Wizard right click the display and
select Backup. Alternatively select Tools and then
Backup. A window will open up, that is the Backup
Wizard.
How to Add Files To Be Backed Up
Check the cameras you would like to add on the left of the window
there will be a list of cameras (You may search for specific videos
using the search bar above the list of cameras). Now specify the
Start Time and End Time of the videos you want to backup
underneath the list of cameras. Select the Add-> button to the right
of the list of cameras.
How to Modify Selected Videos
Select the item you would like to modify in the list of selected
videos on the right side of the window. Now uncheck any cameras
you want to remove, check any cameras you want to add, or
change the time frame. Once you are done click the Modify button
to the right of the list of cameras.
Note: You must leave at least one camera selected when
modifying. If you want to remove all selected videos select
remove
How to Remove Selected Videos
Select the item you would like to remove in the list of selected
videos on the right side of the window. Click the Remove
button to the right of the list of cameras..
Note: You must leave at least one camera selected when
modifying. If you want to remove all selected videos select
remove
Converting Video Files
To convert your selected videos to another format during the backup select the format you would like to
convert to in the selection box under the list of selected videos.
Combining Files
Consolidates many small files into fewer larger files for convenient viewing in external media players.
Copy Player
When backing up files you may export a copy of the CWS video player along with the video files so you may
play the files instead of converting the files.
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Validating Files
Checking the Validate box has backup Wizard check each frame of each file being backed up to make sure it
has not been tampered with in anyway.
Case Report
Along with the files being exported the backup wizard will also export a case report. This is created by selecting
the Case Report... button at the bottom of the window. Inside the case report you may edit the case number,
the event type, the title, the description, and add an attachment. You may then click the Save button to save
your case report.
Burn Disc
Once you have selected your back up you may burn it to a disc, insert a disc in your DVD burner tray and click
the Burn Disk... button at the bottom of the window.
Export
Once you have selected your back up you may export it to a storage drive connected to your computer, to do
so click the Export... button at the bottom of the screen. This will open an explorer window to select the
destination of your export.
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Emap
Emap
The Emap system gives users a geographical overhead view of the
security network and offers a new level of situational awareness.
How to Access Emap
To access Emap from the CWS Software from the Options menu
select Emap. The Emap software will then open.
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Interface
Emap has a simple interface which
will be explained in greater detail in
later sections.
1) Toolbar
The tool bar contains the controls
to zoom in and out of a map,
export/import a map, and toggle
Auto close Alarm which will be
looked at late in the section.
2) Device Tree
The Device Tree list all Maps and
Devices in a tree sorted by
dominance. (ie camera inside room
inside building.)
3) Map Display
This is where the map currently
selected is displayed.
4) Video Preview
When alarms go off they show
video preview in this panel.
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Using Emap
This sections cover use of the Emap only. Creating and editing of the Emap is discussed in the next section.
Navigating Map Levels
Using the Device Tree on the left hand side of the Emap window you may navigate up and down map levels.
Navigating Map Levels
To navigate up and down map level you should note that each level of the map can contain sensors, cameras, and
more maps. The Device Tree lists the maps with what they contain inside them to access this level click the arrow
icon to the left of the name of the map. You may travel through the maps this way.
Opening a Map
To open a map on the display click on the map either in the Device Tree or on the Map Display.
Selecting a Camera or Sensor
To select a camera or sensor on the map click the camera or sensor in the Device Tree or on the Map Display.
Zooming Map
To zoom the displayed map in and out use the Zoom box on the toolbar. Alternatively you may use your mouse
wheel while the display is selected.
Panning the Map
To pan around the map click and drag the map.
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Asset Location and Coverage
When looking at a completed Emap the cameras
and sensor will be located all over the map. Emap
allows you to locate cameras and sensors quickly
and see where their coverage extends.
Locating Camera or Sensor
You may locate the camera or sensor you are
looking for quickly by selecting the camera in the
Device Tree. This will highlight the camera or sensor
on the map with a blue box.
Coverage of Camera
The coverage of a camera is denoted as the "cone"
of color extending from the camera. This shows
how much of the map is in the cameras view.
Note: the coverage of the camera may be set as any
shape not just a cone. This will be discussed later.
On-Demand Video
While exploring the Emap you may access live video
feeds from the cameras straight from the Emap.
Opening On-Demand Video from the Device Tree
To access On-Demand Video from the Device Tree
locate the camera you would like to view video from
and double click the camera in the Device Tree.
Opening On-Demand Video from the Map Display
To access On-Demand Video from the Map Display
locate the camera you would like to view video from
and double click the camera in the Map Display.
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Quickplay
Quickplay allows you to quickly access
saved videos of cameras to view recent
events. The controls for Quickplay with
the Emap function as the Quickplay for
the CWS
How to Access Quickplay
To access Quickplay for a specific
camera after an event has occurred
right click on the feed and select
Quickplay.
Tracking Activity
Emap provides the unique ability to track a target geographically through a map from camera to camera.When
an alarm goes off on the Emap you will see a video preview from there you may "pursue" the target from
camera to camera tracking his geographical movement in realtime by using On-Demand video from one
camera to the next. (ie moving from Main Hallway 2 to Main Hallway 1.
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Auto-Closing Alarms
Emap allows you to view alarms either as a live event in the Video Preview or as a list of events in
the Alarm Log. Using these tool you get full awareness of your buildings alarms in a geographical
context.
Alarm occurring in Emap
When an alarm occurs while you are viewing Emap the camera or sensor that goes off will turn
red. If the alarm went off with a camera a live feed will open up in the Video Preview panel. The
Alarm Log will also be updated with a log of this event.
Auto Close Alarm
When the Auto Close Alarm feature of the Emap is active once the event is over, the color of the camera or
sensor that set off the alarm will return to blue and the live feed in the Video Preview Panel will close.
However if the Auto Close Alarm feature is inactive then you are responsible for closing alarms when you see
fit.
Note: Alarms will still work even if previous alarm is not closed.
Reacting to Alarms in Realtime
When you notice an alarm occurring on your Emap you may take either of the two options to in realtime. You
may use the Quickplay feature of the camera to discover the cause of the alarm or you may Track the Activity.
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Reacting to Alarms in the Alarm Log
If you notice an alarm in the Alarm Log that you would like to investigate the best bet is to use the Playback
feature of the CWS using the date, time, and device given in the Alarm Log.
Note: You may select the Alarm Log by clicking the Alarm Log tab in the bottom left of the screen
Creating an Emap
The Emap software also allows you to create and edit an Emap of your own.
Edit Mode
Edit mode allows you to add cameras,
sensors, and maps to the current Emap. It
also allows you to change the properties
of any camera, sensors, and maps
currently on the Emaps. You may also
Delete Cameras, sensors, and maps while
in Edit Mode.
How to Enable Edit Mode
To enable Edit Mode click the Edit Mode
button in the toolbar.
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Icons
Emap uses icons to indicate maps, cameras or sensors on the Map Display.
Map Icons
Camera Icons
Sensor Icons
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Placing a New Map
Emap allows you to place Maps inside a Map. This allows
you to keep track of all your devices around the world.
Note: You must be in Edit Mode to add maps
Opening the Map Configuration Window to Adding a Map
To add a map to the current map right click on the Map
Display or on the map name in the Device Tree and select
Add Map... The Map Configuration window will open.
Opening the Map Configuration Window to Editing a Map
To edit a map right click on the icon in the Map Display or
right click on the name in the Device Tree and select
Properties.
Map Name
The name you give your map is how it will be named on the
Map Display and in the Device Tree
Description
A Brief Description of your map that will appear below the
name on the Map Display.
Use Interactive Geographic Map
Check this box to place the new map as a Interactive Geographic Map (ie Google Maps).
Image File Path
Browse through your computer to select a image file to appear in the Map Display as your map.
Indicator Icon
Choose the icon you would like the use to represent your map on the Map Display.
Icon Scale
Choose how large you want the icon to be. This can also be changed use the points around the Icon on the
Map Display.
Icon Name Color
Change the color of the name of your map as it appears on the Map Display. Also uncheck the box to remove
the name from the Map Display.
Rotation Angle
Choose how far you would like your icon to be rotated on the Map Display. This may also be done by clicking
the pivot point around the icon on the Map Display.
Longitude/Latitude or Enter Address
You may enter in the Longitude and Latitude of where on the current map you would like your map to appear.
You may also decide to enter the address of where you want your map to be.
Note: This feature is only available when adding a map to an Interactive Geographic Map
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Placing a Camera
Emap allows you to place cameras inside a Map. This allows you to
keep view your cameras around the world at a moments notice.
Note: You must be in Edit Mode to add cameras
Opening the Camera Configuration Window to Adding a Camera
To add a camera to the current map right click on the Map Display
or on the map name in the Device Tree and select Add Camera...
The Camera Configuration window will open.
Opening the Camera Configuration Window to Editing a Camera
To Edit a camera right click on the icon in the Map Display or right
click on the name in the Device Tree and select Properties.
Select Server
Select the server of the camera you would like to add to the map.
Select Camera
Select the camera you would like to add to the map.
Camera Name
The name you give your camera is how it will be named on the Map
Display and in the Device Tree. By default it will be given the same
name as the camera on the server.
Indicator Icon
Choose the icon you would like the use to represent your camera
on the Map Display.
Icon Scale
Choose how large you want the icon to be. This can also be
changed use the points around the Icon on the Map Display.
Icon Name Color
Change the color of the name of your map as it appears on the Map
Display. Also uncheck the box to remove the name from the Map
Display.
Rotation Angle
Choose how far you would like your icon to be rotated on the Map Display. This may also be done by clicking
the pivot point around the icon on the Map Display.
Field of View Settings
Enabled: If the box is checked the field of view is visible
Color: Change the color of the field of view as it appears on the Map Display
Opacity: Changes the level of opacity of the field of view as it appears on the map display
Setting the Field of View
Use any of the pivot points around the field of view to change the shape and size of the field of view. You may
also add more pivot points by right clicking where you would like to add the point and clicking Add Point. This
gives you more control over the shape of your field of view.
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Placing a Sensor
Emap allows you to place sensors inside a Map. This allows you to
keep view your cameras around the world at a moments notice.
Note: You must be in Edit Mode to add sensors
Opening the Sensor Configuration Window to Adding a Sensor
To add a sensor to the current map right click on the Map Display
or on the map name in the Device Tree and select Add Sensor...
The Sensor Configuration window will open.
Opening the Sensor Configuration Window to Editing a Sensor
To edit a sensor right click on the icon in the Map Display or right
click on the name in the Device Tree and select Properties.
Select Server
Select the server of the camera you would like to add to the map.
Select Sensor
Select the sensor you would like to add to the map.
Server Name
The name you give your server is how it will be named on the Map
Display and in the Device Tree. By default it will be given the same
name as the sensor on the server.
Indicator Icon
Choose the icon you would like the use to represent your sensor on
the Map Display.
Icon Scale
Choose how large you want the icon to be. This can also be
changed use the points around the Icon on the Map Display.
Icon Name Color
Change the color of the name of your map as it appears on the Map
Display. Also uncheck the box to remove the name from the Map
Display.
Rotation Angle
Choose how far you would like your icon to be rotated on the Map Display. This may also be done by clicking
the pivot point around the icon on the Map Display.
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Import and Export
Importing an Emap
Emap allows you to import Emaps
from another location on your
computer.
Note: You must be in Edit Mode to
import Emaps
Opening the Import Window
To import an Emap click the Import
button in the Toolbar. It will open a
window, select the .emx file and
select Open.
Warning: Importing an Emap will
overwrite any emap currently open
so be sure to Export if you do not
want to lose your current Emap
Exporting an Emap
Emap allows you to export Emaps to
your computer.
Note: You must be in Edit Mode to
export Emaps
Opening the Import Window
To export an Emap click the Export
button in the Toolbar. It will open a
window, select the .emx file and
select Save.
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Troubleshooting
View Local Log
Inside the Local Log you will see log entries
that you have saved along with any actions
you have taken with the software.
How to view Local Log
To view the local log go to Options and from
there select View Local Log.
How to Export Log to a .csv file
To save the log as a .csv file on your computer
select the Export button and choose where in
your computer you would like to save the file.
How to Search
To search through a log click the Find button.
This opens up a window that allows you to
change search fields.
Level: Only search through the level of event
selected.
Time: Limit the search to times defined.
User: Limit the search to users defined.
Containing: Limit the search to phrase in field.
How to Print Log
To print the log select the Print button and an
editing window will open. The editing window
allows you to make changes to the log
including adding a water mark.
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Playback Application log
The Playback Application Log is available in the Playback window in the Timeline Panel under a sperate tab. It
allows you to view events that occur during the operation of Playback.
Save Log
Allows you to save the Application Log as a text file on your computer.
Clear Log
Allows you to clear the Application Log
Fields
Select what you would like to appear in the Application Log
Show Detail
Shows detailed properties of selected event.
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Network Status
Your network status can be viewed on the Network tab on the left side of the
VMS.
About
About shows the version information of the VMS you are using. To access this go to the Options Menu and
select About.
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