User Manual
Video Management Software
Version 2.4
User Guide
Release 1.5
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Table of Contents
Copyright Statement...........................................................................II
Table of Contents .............................................................................III
Chapter 1. Introduction ...................................................................... 1
1.1. Product Introduction ................................................................ 2
Surveon VMS Modules: ....................................................................2
1.2. Requirements ......................................................................... 3
Hardware Requirements..................................................................3
Network Requirements ...................................................................4
Windows Vista/7 User Notes.............................................................5
Common Terms ............................................................................6
1.3. Quick Installation Guide............................................................. 7
Install the VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial).................................7
Start the Client Software ................................................................8
Configure DHCP Services .................................................................9
Attach Cameras to Network ........................................................... 10
Add IP Cameras .......................................................................... 10
Setup Live View.......................................................................... 12
Set Recording Schedule ................................................................ 13
Add Alarm Rules ......................................................................... 15
Chapter 2. Basic System Setup ............................................................ 16
2.1. Basic Functions ...................................................................... 17
Installing VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial) ................................ 17
Starting the Client Software........................................................... 19
Starting the Client Software........................................................... 20
Logging Out or Exiting the VMS........................................................ 21
Changing the User Language........................................................... 21
2.2. Client General Settings............................................................. 22
Client Auto-Login ........................................................................ 22
Scheduling Reboot....................................................................... 23
Selecting Audio Channel................................................................ 23
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Client Storage ............................................................................ 23
2.3. Upgrading Your Client .............................................................. 24
Chapter 3. Server Setup .................................................................... 25
3.1. Server Basic Functions ............................................................. 26
Logging Into a Server ................................................................... 26
Logging Out of a Server ................................................................ 26
Renaming a Server ...................................................................... 27
Viewing Server and Client Information .............................................. 27
3.2. Server Settings ....................................................................... 28
Server General Settings ................................................................ 28
Mail/SMS Notification Setup ........................................................... 30
Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings ................................................... 33
Storage Management.................................................................... 33
Configuring DHCP Services ............................................................. 34
3.3. Adding Cameras...................................................................... 35
Automatic Scan for Cameras .......................................................... 35
Manually Adding Cameras .............................................................. 37
3.4. Other Server Camera Actions ..................................................... 38
Deleting a Camera....................................................................... 38
Initializing a Camera .................................................................... 38
3.5. Scheduling Recording............................................................... 39
Global Scheduling ....................................................................... 39
Individual Scheduling ................................................................... 42
Chapter 4. Camera Setup ................................................................... 45
4.1. Camera General Settings........................................................... 46
Logging into a Camera .................................................................. 46
Changing the Camera Model and Vendor ............................................ 47
General Settings ......................................................................... 48
OSD Settings.............................................................................. 49
Privacy Mask Settings ................................................................... 50
4.2. Camera Image and Quality Settings.............................................. 51
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Camera Image Settings ................................................................. 51
Video Quality Settings .................................................................. 52
4.3. PTZ Settings .......................................................................... 53
PTZ Settings .............................................................................. 53
PTZ Preset Settings ..................................................................... 54
PTZ Patrol Settings ...................................................................... 55
Chapter 5. Live View ........................................................................ 56
5.1. Live View Window Overview ...................................................... 58
Resizing and Minimizing Windows..................................................... 59
5.2. View Setup ............................................................................ 60
Types of Views ........................................................................... 60
Adding a View ............................................................................ 61
Renaming a View ........................................................................ 62
Deleting a View .......................................................................... 62
Sending View to a New Window....................................................... 62
Switching Between Views .............................................................. 62
Changing Aspect Ratio .................................................................. 63
Switching Between Different Screen Divisions...................................... 63
Managing Sequences .................................................................... 65
5.3. Functionality Within Views........................................................ 70
Digital Zoom.............................................................................. 70
Instant Playback ......................................................................... 71
Manual Recording........................................................................ 71
Image Settings ........................................................................... 71
Video Ratio Adjustment ................................................................ 72
Preset Pan ................................................................................ 72
Plug-In Overlays ......................................................................... 72
Reconnect ................................................................................ 73
Screenshot ................................................................................ 74
5.4. Full Screen View..................................................................... 75
Entering Full Screen View.............................................................. 75
V
Function Panel ........................................................................... 75
PTZ in Full Screen Mode ................................................................ 75
Screenshot ................................................................................ 76
Exiting Full Screen Mode ............................................................... 76
5.5. PTZ Controls .......................................................................... 77
Basic Functions .......................................................................... 77
Patrol...................................................................................... 78
Presets .................................................................................... 78
Chapter 6. Search and Playback .......................................................... 79
6.1. Introduction .......................................................................... 81
6.2. Date/Time Search ................................................................... 81
Time Selection ........................................................................... 81
Time Selection ........................................................................... 82
Use of 1x/4x views ...................................................................... 82
Camera Selection........................................................................ 83
Timeline .................................................................................. 83
Playback .................................................................................. 85
Capture Screenshot ..................................................................... 87
6.3. VI Search .............................................................................. 89
Creating a VI Search .................................................................... 89
Saving/Retrieving a VI Search ........................................................102
Using the Search Results ..............................................................102
6.4. Event Search ....................................................................... 107
Creating an Event Search .............................................................107
Using the Search Results ..............................................................110
Chapter 7. E-Maps .......................................................................... 114
7.1. E-Maps ............................................................................... 115
Configuring an E-Map ..................................................................115
Using the E-Map.........................................................................118
Chapter 8. Alarms and Events ........................................................... 119
8.1. Camera VI Detection Settings ................................................... 122
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General Motion Detection.............................................................122
Foreign Object Detection .............................................................124
Forbidden Area Detection.............................................................126
Intrusion Detection.....................................................................128
Missing Object Detection..............................................................130
Tampering Detection ..................................................................132
Camera Motion Detection .............................................................134
8.2. Alarm Rules ......................................................................... 136
Adding an Alarm Rule ..................................................................137
8.3. Alarms View and Notification ................................................... 149
Live View Event Log....................................................................149
Alarm Popups ...........................................................................150
Video Alarm Panel......................................................................151
8.4. Event Log............................................................................ 152
Exporting a Log .........................................................................152
Searching the Event Log...............................................................153
Event Log Setup ........................................................................154
System Alarm View.....................................................................154
Chapter 9. Domain Settings .............................................................. 155
9.1. Domain Console .................................................................... 156
Accessing the Domain Console .......................................................156
Exiting the Domain Console...........................................................156
9.2. Account Management............................................................. 157
Adding an Account .....................................................................158
Editing an Account .....................................................................159
Deleting an Account ...................................................................160
9.3. Domain and Software Help ...................................................... 161
9.4. Server List Management ......................................................... 162
Scanning for Existing Servers .........................................................163
Manually Adding Servers...............................................................164
Deleting a Server .......................................................................164
VII
Server Settings Management .........................................................165
Network Parameters ...................................................................166
Import/Export...........................................................................169
Auto Reboot .............................................................................170
VI Manager...............................................................................171
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Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1. Product Introduction ................................................................... 2
Surveon VMS Modules:..................................................................... 2
1.2. Requirements ............................................................................ 3
Hardware Requirements .................................................................. 3
Network Requirements.................................................................... 4
Configuring Windows Firewall Exceptions .............................................4
Opening Ports ..............................................................................4
Warnings / Precautions...................................................................4
Windows Vista/7 User Notes ............................................................. 5
Common Terms ............................................................................. 6
1.3. Quick Installation Guide ............................................................... 7
Install the VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial)................................. 7
Start the Client Software ................................................................. 8
Configure DHCP Services.................................................................. 9
Attach Cameras to Network ............................................................. 10
Add IP Cameras ............................................................................ 10
Scanning for Cameras ................................................................... 10
Manually Adding Cameras .............................................................. 11
Setup Live View............................................................................ 12
Set Recording Schedule .................................................................. 13
Weekly Scheduling ...................................................................... 13
Daily Scheduling ......................................................................... 14
Add Alarm Rules ........................................................................... 15
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Surveon Video Management Software
This document provides an overview of Server surveillance functionality, and
details on how to operate and monitor a Server network using the Surveon Video
Management Software. It is targeted at Server network administrators and security
personnel tasked to monitor a surveillance area using the Server software.
1.1. Product Introduction
Surveon’s Video Management Software (VMS) is a highly modular and
powerful video and hardware management suite that incorporates Server
recording, management, and video monitoring and playback functionalities to
serve the core purposes of a video surveillance system.
Surveon VMS Modules:
Client Station
Software capable of accessing, configuring, and
monitoring VMS servers. Serves as the default
configuration point for NVR2000/3000 series.
Local
Client
Station
Local access software for monitoring, access and
configuration of NVR500/1000, as well as standalone
PCs with VMS installed.
VI Server
The Video Intelligence processing point for a VMS
solution. May be co-located with the VMS server, or
exist on a separate server/PC.
Local Domain
The interface between the VMS/VI Servers and any
clients.
VMS Server
Combines video recording, archival and retrieval
functionalities for individual servers/standalone PCs
with VMS installed. Serves as the connection point
for client stations.
CMS Server
Allows centralized control over multiple VMS Server
points and connections from multiple clients.
CMS Client
Software capable of accessing multiple VMS Servers
through the CMS Server
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1.2. Requirements
Hardware Requirements
The hardware requirements for the client software are:
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CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Q9550 2.83 GHz or above
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RAM: 4GB or higher
•
Operating system: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7(32 and 64)
•
Display card: GeForce 9400 GT or above
•
Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024 or greater recommended
•
Ethernet Network Interface: 1000Mbit/s
•
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA 7200RPM or Higher
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Network Requirements
In order to preserve enough bandwidth for surveillance video, a surveillance
network is presumed to be free of user/business traffic. Server software
currently supports Class B and Class C type addresses. Currently the Server
software only searches for Servers on the same subnet. Cameras should also
reside on the same subnet.
Configuring Windows Firewall Exceptions
The Windows firewall will block incoming network connections, so the VMS
should be added to the firewall exceptions list. The instructions below are for
Windows XP, however the process is similar under Vista and Windows 7.
1.
Open
Settings>
Control
Panel>
Windows Firewall.
2.
Under the Exceptions tab, click Add
Program…
3.
Click browse and go to Surveon
Server
your
install
directory.
(Default C:\Program Files\Surveon\)
4.
Select NVRService.exe
5.
If you require DHCP services, repeat
steps 3 and 4 and add dhcpsrv.exe
6.
Click OK to save your settings.
Opening Ports
If access through a firewall in a local network is required, try opening the
following ports: SMTP (25), HTTP (80), FTP (20, 21), OMNI (2809),
HTTPS (443) and RTSP (554, 8554.).
Warnings / Precautions
If the Server and a VMS client reside on separate subnets, please set up
gateway, VLAN, or cross-subnet routing to bridge surveillance traffic. Please
consult with a network administrator for problems with network setups. A
VMS client needs to be rebooted when network settings are changed.
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Windows Vista/7 User Notes
Windows Vista and 7 users may experience problems with the video
display/overlay when using certain themes. If you experience these
problems, we recommend you change your theme to Windows Classic under
Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization> Personalization.
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, User Account Control (UAC) is a security
infrastructure that restricts application privileges. This feature must be
disabled for the recording functionality of the VMS to work correctly. To
disable
UAC,
first
open
a
command
prompt
Programs> Accessories> Command Prompt.
by
selecting
All
At the command
line, enter the following command:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe
ADD
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
/v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
To reenable UAC use the following command:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe
ADD KLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
/v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
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Common Terms
The following are common definitions, acronyms and abbreviations that will
be used in this manual:
VMS: Video Management Software, software used to manage, view and
playback video streams from capture devices.
VMS Server: A device that records video streams or transmits video streams
to VMS Clients.
Domain: An identification label that defines a realm of administrative
autonomy, authority, or control in a network.
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, an auto configuration protocol
for IP networks.
IP Camera: Surveillance cameras that transmit video information via
standard TCP/IP network and cabling.
URL: Uniform Resource Locator - The global address of documents and
other resources on the World Wide Web.
E-map: Electronic map - An E-map allows users or system integrators
provide a layout drawing of the surveillance area, and place icons on it to
indicate camera locations.
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1.3. Quick Installation Guide
Install the VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial)
1. Insert the client software CD-ROM. The CD should autorun. If it does
not, open the CD manually and double-click AutoRun.exe. The menu
below will be displayed.
2. Depending on the version you have, you may choose to install one or
more of the following :
•
Enterprise – The enterprise version software package is bundled
with a USB license key for 4, 8, 16, or 32 cameras. Customized
camera configurations are also available, and third-party cameras
are supported.
•
Trial – The trial software package is a 30 day test version of the
VMS Enterprise, with support for up to 4 Surveon and/or thirdparty cameras.
•
Professional – The professional version of our VMS comes bundled
with each Surveon camera, and supports up to 16 Surveon
cameras.
3. Once you have made your selection, installation will begin, and a
welcome screen will display. Follow installation prompts to complete
installation.
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Start the Client Software
1. In NVR500 and NVR1000 systems, the client should start once the system
is booted. In all other systems, double click the StartClient link on your
desktop to start the client
2. The software will prompt for the following information:
•
Domain Server – This dropdown specifies a Server within the
domain that you want to log into. (Leave Default)
•
Username – The username for the domain. Default is always
admin.
•
Password – The password for the domain. Default password is
admin.
•
Language – The default interface language to be used. Choices
currently include: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified),
Spanish, German, Portuguese and French.
Click Login when the forms have been filled out to login and start the
VMS client.
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Configure DHCP Services
The VMS has built in DHCP server functionality. Although this function is
disabled by factory default, it should be turned on in the event that there is
no DHCP service available, such as in simple-switch based setups. When
enabled, the VMS will assume DHCP Server duties and assign addresses within
the range specified.
Note: You may skip this step if you have separate DHCP service. Most routing
devices will have DHCP capabilities.
1.
Right-click the VMS and select Configurations>DHCP Server option to
bring up the DHCP Server dialog box.
2.
Fill in the following information:
•
IP Address Range – The range of addresses to be assigned. We
recommend 192.168.88.11-192.168.88.250.
3.
•
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0 recommended
•
Router – The router IP, leave blank if not applicable.
•
Domain Name – The DNS IP, leave blank if not applicable.
Click the Enable button and then click OK to start the service.
Note: DHCP service may take a few minutes to begin.
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Attach Cameras to Network
Once a DHCP service has been configured for the network, attach the
cameras into the network and start the cameras, and wait for them to start.
Surveon cameras already attached to the network and started will require a
hard restart in order to obtain a new IP address.
Cameras should be in the same subnet as the VMS server.
Add IP Cameras
There are two methods to add cameras. Recording starts immediately once
the camera(s) is added to the VMS server. Default recording method is
always on.
Scanning for Cameras
3. Right-click the Server entry and select Auto Scan Camera. The system
will respond by beginning an automatic scan. Once the scan is complete,
the cameras that can be added to the Server will be displayed.
4. To add a camera to the system, check the box by the camera entry. You
may also check the Select All box at the bottom of the window to select
all the cameras found.
5. Click OK to add the selected cameras to the Server.
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Manually Adding Cameras
1. Right-click the Server entry and select Manual Add Camera.
2. In the window fill out the information, the following fields are required:
•
IP Address
•
Camera Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
•
Vendor
•
Model
•
Stream Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
•
User Name – Camera username. This value is not always required.
•
Password – Camera Password. This value is not always required.
3. Finally, once basic camera information is filled in click OK to add the
camera.
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Setup Live View
An important part of monitoring your surveillance network is to have the
right views so that you will have the optimum viewing angle to discern a
situation. To add a customized view to the VMS client:
1. Right click on Views>Add in the View Explorer window, and choose the
type of view that you wish to add. The software responds by placing a
blank template in the main viewing area.
2. From the Device Browser window, you can click and drag the entries for
individual cameras into the separate frames. The camera output will be
displayed in the frame.
Dragging a camera into a frame that already has a camera assigned will
cause the frame to be reassigned to the new camera.
Note: Depending on your connection and computer speed, it may take a
moment for the image to refresh after dragging the camera into the view
window. During this time the frame may still display No Camera or Failed
to connect. If this problem persists, however, there may be a problem
with your connection or hardware.
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Set Recording Schedule
A global Schedule applies to all cameras, while individual schedules are for
each camera. Individual schedules take precedence over global schedules.
Weekly Scheduling
1.
Right-Click the VMS entry and choose Schedule Manger> Global
Settings or Schedule Manager>Individual Settings to bring up the
Weekly Schedule popup.
2.
If setting individual schedule and more than one camera is configured,
choose the camera you wish to set from the list.
3.
The
schedule
grid
corresponds to every hour
in the week. Click on one
of the three recording
methods and then click
on the grid area to “paint
in” the method for the
corresponding hour.
4.
Click the Apply button to
apply the schedule and OK to exit the dialog.
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Daily Scheduling
1.
Under the weekly schedule right-click
the NVR (for global schedule) or
Camera
(for
individual
schedule)
entry and choose add Daily Schedule.
2.
Click the Select Date selection box and choose the date that you want
to schedule.
3.
Click on one of the methods and then click on the grid area to “paint
in” the method for the corresponding hour.
4.
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Add Alarm Rules
Alarm rules can be created using the following elements:
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Rule: A short description. For example, “east –fence intrusion
detection” or “front entrance access control.”
•
Condition:
Specifies
triggering
conditions
such
as
Motion/Video
loss/Sensor input/Clock Alarm, etc.
•
Action: Specifies the action to take when the alarm is triggered.
•
Schedule: Allows the user to schedule the application of specific Alarm
rules. This is useful in cases such as applying rules to non-office hours.
1.
Right-click the NVR entry and select the Alarm Rule Settings option
under VMS node.
2.
Click the New button.
3.
Enter name for the new rule and click OK to create the rule.
4.
Choose conditions for the Alarm. Detailed settings can be changed by
clicking Details.
5.
Select actions for the alarm. Detailed settings for actions can be set by
clicking Action.
6.
Click the …. button in the alarm field to set up a schedule for the rule.
Default scheduling is record always on.
7.
Click the Save button to save the rule.
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Chapter 2. Basic System Setup
2.1. Basic Functions ......................................................................... 17
Installing VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial) ................................. 17
Starting the Client Software ............................................................ 19
Starting the Client Software ............................................................ 20
Logging Out or Exiting the VMS ......................................................... 21
Changing the User Language ............................................................ 21
2.2. Client General Settings................................................................ 22
Client Auto-Login .......................................................................... 22
Scheduling Reboot ........................................................................ 23
Selecting Audio Channel ................................................................. 23
Client Storage .............................................................................. 23
2.3. Upgrading Your Client ................................................................. 24
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This section serves as a guide through installing the Surveon VMS software, as well
as basic Server and IP camera installation and maintenance procedures.
2.1. Basic Functions
Installing VMS (VMS Professional/Enterprise/Trial)
3. Insert the client software CD-ROM. The CD should autorun. If it does
not, open the CD manually and double-click AutoRun.exe. The menu
below will be displayed.
4. Depending on the version you have, you may choose to install one or
more of the following :
•
Enterprise – The enterprise version software package is bundled
with a USB license key for 4, 8, 16, or 32 cameras. Customized
camera configurations are also available, and third-party cameras
are supported.
•
Trial – The trial software package is a 30 day test version of the
VMS Enterprise, with support for up to 16 Surveon and/or thirdparty cameras.
•
Professional – The professional version of our VMS comes bundled
with each Surveon camera, and supports up to 16 Surveon
cameras.
•
Remote Client – The remote client can be installed on individual
PCs to connect to existing VMS servers.
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5. Once you have made your selection, installation will begin, and a
welcome screen will display. Click Next to proceed.
Note: For illustrative purposes this section will show installation screens for VMS
Professional. Installation for VMS Enterprise and Trial may differ slightly
in wording, but installation flow is consistent across the versions.
6. The installation folder screen will appear. You may leave this folder as
default, or click the Browse button to choose a different location for
installation. Click Next when you are satisfied with your selection.
7. The confirmation screen will display. Click Install. A progress bar will
display, indicating installation progress.
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8. When installation is finished, an informational screen will display. Click
Finish to complete installation.
9. The system will prompt for a restart. A restart is required before the
VMS
will
function
correctly.
You
may
choose
to
immediately
automatically restart your computer, or restart your computer later.
Clicking Finish will apply your choice.
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Starting the Client Software
10. To start the software, click to Programs>Surveon VMS
Enterprise>StartClient under the Windows Start menu.
11. The software will prompt for the following information:
•
Domain Server – This dropdown specifies a Server within the
domain that you want to log into.
•
Username – The username for the domain. Default is always
admin.
•
Password – The password for the domain. Default password is
admin.
•
Language – The default interface language to be used. Choices
currently include: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified),
Spanish, German, Portuguese and French.
Click Login when the forms have been filled out to login and start the
VMS client.
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Logging Out or Exiting the VMS
The client can be logged out of all the Server Servers configured on the
system by pressing the Logout button on the upper right hand corner in the
GUI. Logging out of individual servers can be achieved by double clicking the
server entry and clicking the Yes button on the confirmation screen.
Closing the window using the X button on the top right corner will exit the
VMS Client. A confirmation screen will appear, click Yes to exit the system.
Changing the User Language
The default language can be changed by first logging out of the domain,
changing the language in the Language dropdown, and logging in again.
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2.2. Client General Settings
The client general settings can be accessed by right-clicking the gear icon at
the top right corner of the screen and choosing General Settings.
Client Auto-Login
The client can be setup to automatically login after a crash or on startup.
To configure the auto-login function:
1. From the client general settings popup, check the Auto Login box.
2. If you want to automatically login to the client, enter the following
information:
•
Client Account – The client account name.
•
Client Password – The client password.
3. If you want to automatically log into windows after a restart enter the
following information:
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Windows Account – The Windows account name.
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Windows Password – The Windows password.
•
Domain – The login domain.
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Scheduling Reboot
The client can be setup to automatically restart the client or the computer.
To configure the auto-reboot function:
1. From the client general settings popup, check the Reboot box.
2. Select either Reboot Client to schedule a client restart, or Reboot
Windows to schedule a windows restart.
3. From the Every dropdown, choose the day that you want to schedule
restarts, or you may choose to restart every day.
4. From the At dropdown, choose the scheduled restart time.
Note: Auto-Login should be configured with Auto-restart or you will lose
functionality until a user can be logged-in.
Selecting Audio Channel
There are two choices available for audio channel selection. These two are
selected using the Primary Audio Channel check box. If checked, the client
will automatically use the audio feed from the selected/highlighted camera
during live view.
Unchecking the box will allow you to select a camera from the Default
Camera drop-down. This camera will provide the audio feed no matter which
channel is selected in live-view.
Client Storage
During playback, the client will download a certain amount of video locally
for use as a video buffer. The size of this buffer file can be specified in the
Reserved Safe Storage field.
Note: Specifying less than 10GB of storage may affect playback.
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2.3. Upgrading Your Client
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to upgrade or change the
computer that the remote client is running on. To perform this operation
without losing your configuration and video files:
1. Ensure that the new client hard disk capacity is greater than or equal to
the capacity of the current client hard drive. The partition structure
should be the consistent with the original PC, and each partition
should be greater than or equal to the size of the original client’s
partition.
2. The new operating system should match the operating system on the
original client.
3. Export the server configuration files and account records.
4. Make a list of the current set of storage paths.
5. Replicate these storage folders in the new client system.
6. Transfer all the stored video files to the new client
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Chapter 3. Server Setup
3.1. Server Basic Functions ................................................................ 26
Logging Into a Server ..................................................................... 26
Logging Out of a Server .................................................................. 26
Renaming a Server ........................................................................ 27
Viewing Server and Client Information ............................................... 27
3.2. Server Settings .......................................................................... 28
Server General Settings .................................................................. 28
Mail/SMS Notification Setup ............................................................. 30
Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings .................................................... 33
Storage Management...................................................................... 33
Configuring DHCP Services .............................................................. 34
3.3. Adding Cameras......................................................................... 35
Automatic Scan for Cameras ............................................................ 35
Manually Adding Cameras................................................................ 37
3.4. Other Server Camera Actions ........................................................ 38
Deleting a Camera ......................................................................... 38
Initializing a Camera ...................................................................... 38
3.5. Scheduling Recording.................................................................. 39
Global Scheduling ......................................................................... 39
Weekly Global Scheduling.............................................................. 39
Daily Global Scheduling ................................................................ 40
Individual Scheduling ..................................................................... 42
Weekly Individual Scheduling.......................................................... 42
Daily Individual Scheduling ............................................................ 43
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This section deals with Server setup procedures.
3.1. Server Basic Functions
When you are logged into a domain, the Servers configured on the domain
will appear in the Device Browser area. The icon by the Server shows the
current connection state of the Server.
Server Icon Meanings
Icon
Meaning
The Server cannot be reached
The Server can be reached, but the
user is not logged in
The user is logged in to the Server
Logging Into a Server
To log into a server:
1. Right-click the server entry in the Device Browser window to bring up
the options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Login option. As long as the credentials supplied
at the beginning of the session are correct, you will be automatically
logged in.
Logging Out of a Server
To log out of a server:
1. Right-click the server entry in the Device Browser window to bring up
the options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Logout option to bring up the logout dialog box.
3. Press the Yes button to logout.
Note: Logging out of the domain server will cause the client to logout
completely.
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Renaming a Server
You must be connected to a server as an admin to rename it. To rename a
Server:
1. Right-click the server entry in the Device Browser window to bring up
the options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Configuration>Rename option.
3. Type the new name in the box that appears.
Viewing Server and Client Information
To view the server and client information,
4. Right-click the server entry in the Device Browser window to bring up
the options popup.
5. Highlight and click the Configuration>About option to bring up the
About dialog box.
6. Click OK when finished viewing.
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3.2. Server Settings
The following sections deal with Server settings that can be configured under
the Server Settings menu. These include Server General Settings, Mail/SMS
Settings, Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings, and Storage Management
Settings.
Server General Settings
Server general setup procedures involve configuring both storage and server
time settings. To perform Server general setup:
1. Right-click the Server entry in the Device Browser highlight and click the
Server Settings>General Settings option. A tabbed window will appear
providing the following configuration tabs: Storage Quota, and Date and
Time Settings. The window starts with the Storage Quota tab.
2. In the Reserved Safe Storage Space field enter the amount of space, in
Megabytes, that will be designated as a reserve at a location.
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3. The Location box contains a list of the storage locations. The server will
store video at the first location until only the Reserved Safe Storage
Space remains. It will then jump to the next location on the list. The
following actions can be performed. Click the Date and Time Settings
tab when finished.
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To add a location, click the Add button. A dialog will appear,
allowing you to choose another location. Select the location, and
click OK to add the location to the location list.
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You can delete locations by selecting them and clicking the
Delete button. At least one location must be configured.
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You may move the locations up and down the list using the Up
and Down buttons, to change the storage priorities.
Note: The server checks available storage space by every 10 minutes. It is
important that the reserved storage space be able to hold 10 minutes of
video footage from the cameras within your Server network.
4. To set the server time click on the number you wish to change and enter
a value. Click Save to preserve the setting. The default time is set
according to the real-time clock on server.
5. Click OK finish the configuration.
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Mail/SMS Notification Setup
To perform Mail and SMS notification setup:
1. Right-click the Server entry in the Device Browser highlight and click the
Server Settings> Mail/SMS option. A tabbed window will appear prompt
providing the following configuration tabs: SMTP Server and SMS
Settings. The window starts with the SMTP Server tab displayed.
2. In the SMTP Server tab, under the Mail Server heading, you may either
enter the URL (such as smtp.abc.com) or IP address of the SMTP server
that the Server will use to deliver E-mail notifications. The SMTP server
configured here must support Unicode Transformation Format-8 (UTF-8)
encoding.
3. Enter the user name for the Server email account in the Username field.
4. Enter the password for the Server email account in the Password field.
5. Enter a valid E-mail address in the Reply Address field. This address will
be the default sender listed in E-mails sent from the Server.
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6. Enter one or more E-mail addresses in the Recipients: field. These
address(es) will receive notifications from the Server. Multiple addresses
can be entered by separating individual addresses with semi -colons “;”.
7. Enter the subject of your notification E-mails, e.g., Serverxxxsite1notification in the E- Mail Title:e field.
8. Enter a short message in the large field to describe the Server or a
surveillance network.
9. (Optional) Click Test to send a test message to the E-mail addresses
listed.
10. Click the SMS Settings tab to continue.
Drivers for supported GSM/GPRS modems have already been installed on the
server. Currently, only the WaveCOM-M1206B is supported. Use COM1 on
the Server to connect to a GSM modem.
11. In the Contact Number field, enter the phone numbers that will receive
SMS notifications. Be sure to include the area code, e.g., “86”, in front
of phone numbers. Use commas, “,” to separate individual phone
numbers.
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12. Use the slider bar to select a delay between the occurrence of an event
and SMS message delivery.
13. (Optional) If a SIM PIN is required, enter the PIN code in the PIN field.
Note that applying incorrect PIN code may disable your SIM card.
To change the PIN code, remove the SIM card from your GSM modem. Use a cell
phone to change the PIN code and then re -install SIM card into the GSM
modem. Changing PIN codes is not recommended because a configuration
failure may disable your SIM card.
14. In the SMS Content field, type a simple description to include in the
outgoing SMS messages
15. (Optional) Click Test to send a test message to the phone numbers
listed.
16. Click the Apply button to apply the changes.
17. Click the OK button to exit Mail/SMS settings.
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Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings
Video streams are constantly processed and cached in memory. The Server
can trace back and preserve video/images from several minutes before and
after the occurrence of an alarm.
To configure pre/post-alarm recording times, highlight and click the Pre/Post
Alarm Recording Settings option under Server Settings. The following popup window will appear:
In each of the boxes enter values for the Pre and Post-Alarm Recording times.
from 5 to 45 minutes (default is 45 minutes). Click the OK button to finish
the process.
Storage Management
Currently storage management only provides information on the drives
configured in your Server. To access this information, highlight and click the
Storage Management option under Server Settings.
The window will list all available Logical Drives, as well as their size, free
space, and status. Clicking on the drive will display both the allocated and
remaining space on the drive.
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Configuring DHCP Services
The VMS has built in DHCP server functionality. Although this function is
disabled by factory default, it should be turned on in the event that there is
no DHCP service available. When enabled, the VMS will assume DHCP Server
duties and assign addresses within the range specified.
You may skip this step if you have separate DHCP service.
1.
Right-click the VMS node and select Configurations>DHCP Server
option to bring up the DHCP Server dialog box.
2.
Fill in the following information:
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IP Address Range – The range of addresses to be assigned. The
first IP address should be lower than the second IP address.
3.
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Subnet Mask
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Router – The router IP
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Domain Name – The DNS IP
Click the Enable button and then click OK to start the service.
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3.3. Adding Cameras
Cameras can be added to the Server in two ways, VIA and automatic scan, or
by manually inputting the camera information.
Automatic Scan for Cameras
To begin an automatic scan for cameras:
1. Right-click the Server entry and select Auto Scan Camera. The system
will respond by beginning an automatic scan. Once the scan is complete,
the cameras that can be added to the Server will be displayed.
Information available for each camera will include:
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Name – The default camera name (Make/Model)
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Status – The camera will display New if it has not been added to
this Server, otherwise it will display Assigned.
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IP Address
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MAC Address
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Vendor
•
Model
2. To add a camera to the system, check the box by the camera entry. You
may also check the Select All box at the bottom of the window to select
all the cameras found.
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3. (Optionally) Double-click any camera entry to bring up the camera
detail page. From this page you may change the following information:
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IP Address – Changing this value will affect connectivity.
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Camera Port – The web access port, default is 80.
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Stream Port – Default is 6002
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Vendor – Changing this value will affect connectivity.
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Model – Changing this value will affect connectivity.
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User Name – This value is not always required.
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Password – This value is not always required.
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Camera Name – It is recommended you change this value if you
have more than one camera of this make/model.
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Camera Description
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Camera Icon – You can also import your own icon by clicking on
the Browse button and choosing an icon file. Valid icon files
include JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and ICON files.
Finally, you can access the web interface for the camera by clicking
on the Go to Web Interface button. Click OK to save your changes, or
Cancel to exit without saving.
4. (Optionally) You may access the Surveon IP Utility for configuration of
Surveon cameras by clicking the IP Camera Utility button.
5. Click OK to add the selected cameras to the Server.
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Manually Adding Cameras
To manually add a camera to the Server:
1. Right-click the Server entry and select Manual Add Camera.
2. In the camera window fill out the following information:
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IP Address
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Camera Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
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Vendor
•
Model
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Stream Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
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User Name – This value is not always required.
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Password – This value is not always required.
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Camera Name – It is recommended you change this value if you
have more than one camera of this make/model.
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Camera Description
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Camera Icon – You can also import your own icon by clicking on
the Browse button and choosing an icon file. Valid icon files
include JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and ICON files.
3. Finally, once basic camera information is filled in, you may access the
web interface for the camera by clicking on the Go to Web Interface
button. Click OK to add the camera.
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3.4. Other Server Camera Actions
Deleting a Camera
1. Right-click the camera entry you wish to remove in the Device Browser
window to bring up the options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Delete Camera option. The system will respond
with a warning dialog.
3. Click Yes to delete the camera from the Server.
Initializing a Camera
Initializing the camera resets the camera so that it will correspond to the
settings on the Server. To perform this operation:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser window to bring up
the options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Initialize option. The system will respond with a
warning dialog.
3. Click Yes to reset the camera.
Once initialized, camera settings will be as follows:
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All single-stream cameras will be set to a frame rate of 10fps.
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Frame interval of Axis cameras will be set to 10 frames.
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The first stream of dual-stream cameras will be set to 20 fps, with main
frame interval of 10 frames.
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3.5. Scheduling Recording
There are two forms of scheduling available. A global schedule can be
created to apply to an entire Server, while an individual schedule can be
created for each camera on a Server. Schedules are further split into weekly
and daily schedules. When scheduling conflicts occur, the daily schedule
takes precedence over the weekly schedule.
Global Scheduling
Weekly Global Scheduling
To access the Global Scheduling tool right click the Server entry, then
highlight and click the Schedule Manager>Global Settings option to bring up
a popup containing a schedule grid corresponding to every hour of every day
in the week. The schedule default is always recording, all the time. To
change the global schedule:
1. Choose a recording method by clicking on one of the three methods:
Always record, record on Motion detection, or record on Event trigger.
2.
Click on a table cell to “paint” the recording method. The color in the
cell will change to match the selected recording method. Click and
drag the cursor to paint large areas.
3.
When you are finished, click the Apply button to apply the schedule.
4.
Click OK to exit the menu.
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Daily Global Scheduling
Adding a Daily Global Schedule
In addition to the weekly global schedule, a daily schedule can also be set for
a certain day. To perform this action:
1. Under Global Weekly Schedule Right-click the server listing, and click on
the Add Daily Schedule option to bring up the Global Daily Schedule
Settings popup. This popup consists of 24 segments corresponding to the
hours in the day.
2.
Choose the date that you want to schedule
3.
Choose a recording method by clicking on one of the three methods:
Always record, record on Motion detection, or record on Event trigger.
4.
Click on a table cell to “paint” the recording method. The color in the
cell will change to match the selected recording method. Click and
drag the cursor to paint large areas.
5.
When you are finished, click the OK button to apply the schedule. The
schedule will show up under the server entry in the Global Weekly
Schedule menu.
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Deleting a Global Daily Schedule
To delete a global daily schedule, right-click the schedule entry and select
Delete Daily Schedule. Click the Yes button to confirm deletion.
Editing a Global Daily Schedule
To edit a global daily schedule, right-click the schedule entry and select
Configure Daily Schedule.
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Individual Scheduling
Individual schedules, which take precedence over the global schedule, can be
set for each camera.
Weekly Individual Scheduling
To access the individual scheduling tool right-click the server entry, then
highlight and click Schedule Manager>Individual Settings.
Schedule defaults are always recording, all the time. To create a schedule:
1. Select the camera which you want schedule.
2.
Click the Enable Individual Schedule box to enable the schedule.
3.
Choose a recording method by clicking on one of the three methods:
Always record, record on Motion detection, or record on Event trigger.
4.
Click on a table cell to “paint” the recording method. The color in the
cell will change to match the selected recording method. Click and
drag the cursor to paint large areas.
5.
When you are finished, click the Apply button to apply the schedule.
Click OK to exit the menu.
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Daily Individual Scheduling
Adding a Daily Individual Schedule
In addition to the weekly individual schedule, a daily schedule can also be set
for a certain day. To perform this action:
6.
In Weekly Individual Schedule right-click the camera listing, and select
Add Daily Schedule option to bring up the Individual Daily Schedule
Settings popup. This popup consists of 24 segments corresponding to
the hours in the day.
7.
Choose the date that you want to schedule
8.
Choose a recording method by clicking on one of the three methods:
Always record, record on Motion detection, or record on Event trigger.
9.
Click on a table cell to “paint” the recording method. The color in the
cell will change to match the selected recording method. Click and
drag the cursor to paint large areas.
10. When you are finished, click the OK button to apply the schedule. The
schedule will show up under the camera entry in the Individual Weekly
Schedule menu.
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Deleting an Individual Daily Schedule
To delete an individual daily schedule, right-click the schedule entry and
select Delete Daily Schedule. Click Yes to confirm deletion.
Editing an Individual Daily Schedule
To edit an individual daily schedule, right-click the schedule entry and select
Configure Daily Schedule.
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Chapter 4. Camera Setup
4.1. Camera General Settings.............................................................. 46
Logging into a Camera .................................................................... 46
Changing the Camera Model and Vendor ............................................. 47
General Settings ........................................................................... 48
OSD Settings ................................................................................ 49
Privacy Mask Settings ..................................................................... 50
4.2. Camera Image and Quality Settings................................................. 51
Camera Image Settings ................................................................... 51
Video Quality Settings .................................................................... 52
4.3. PTZ Settings ............................................................................. 53
PTZ Settings ................................................................................ 53
PTZ Preset Settings ....................................................................... 54
Adding a Preset .......................................................................... 54
Deleting a Preset ........................................................................ 54
PTZ Patrol Settings ........................................................................ 55
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This section deals with Camera setup procedures. These options can be accessed by
right-clicking the Camera entry in the Device Browser.
4.1. Camera General Settings
Logging into a Camera
It is important to note that you must be logged into the camera before you
can change any settings. To login to the camera:
1. Right-click the camera entry and select Camera General Settings> Edit
Camera.
2. In the Connection Permissions section, enter a valid username in the
User Name field and password in the Password field.
Note: The system will not perform an active check on the username and
password. Setting an incorrect username or password may affect camera
connectivity and configurability.
3. Click OK to login.
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Changing the Camera Model and Vendor
In certain situations it may be necessary to change the Vendor or Model
information for the camera. To perform this operation:
1. Right-click the camera entry and select Camera General Settings> Edit
Camera.
2. Select the new Vendor and Model from the respective drop-downs.
Note: Setting an incorrect vendor or model may affect camera connectivity.
3. Click OK to save your changes.
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General Settings
Camera general settings include network connectivity settings, as well as
basic camera name, description and icon settings. To configure these settings:
1. Right-click the camera entry and select Camera General Settings>
General.
2. There are two ways to specify the IP address for the camera.
•
If you wish to automatically assign an IP address to the camera
using DHCP services, select the Auto-assign IP Address option.
•
If you wish to assign a fixed IP, select Fixed IP Address, and
provide an IP address for the camera in the IP Address field.
3. You may continue by editing any of the following options:
•
Camera Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
•
Stream Port – This value will automatically populate with the
default value for the Vendor and Model selected.
•
Camera Name – It is recommended you change this value if you
have more than one camera of this make/model.
•
Camera Description
•
Camera Icon – You can also import your own icon by clicking on
the Browse button and choosing an icon file. Valid icon files
include JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and ICON files.
4. Click OK to save your changes.
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OSD Settings
On cameras with OSD capabilities, these capabilities can be configured within
the server. To configure the information for the on-screen display:
1. Right-click the camera entry and select Camera General Settings>OSD
& Text Over Video to bring up the OSD settings menu.
2. From the OSD Settings section, choose any of the following options:
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Show Name – Displays the camera name. If this item is selected,
you will also have the option of entering another name to display.
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Show Date – Displays the camera date.
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Show Time – Displays the camera time.
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Transparent Display – When this option is chosen, the camera
will not black-out the lettering background.
3. Click OK to save your changes.
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Privacy Mask Settings
The camera can be configured to display useful information on the top bar.
To configure the information for the on-screen display:
1. Right-click the camera entry and select Camera General Settings>
Privacy Mask Settings to bring up the privacy mask settings menu.
2. Click the New button to create a new privacy mask overlay, denoted by
a red border.
3. Click and drag the overlay to move the overlay around the screen. Click
and drag one of the six white dots on the red border to resize and
reshape the overlay. If multiple windows are present, the window being
edited will have a red border.
4. Repeat these steps to create up to three windows. Click OK to save the
privacy mask.
Note: The masked areas can be unmasked during a video export with an
administrative password. For more details refer to the section on video
export.
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4.2. Camera Image and Quality Settings
Camera Image Settings
To configure camera general settings:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Image Settings option.
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
2. Adjust the following sliders to change the camera image:
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Brightness – The overall lighting level of the image. This value
can be used to boost or reduce the apparent lighting of the image.
•
Saturation – The overall color intensity of the image. This value
can be used to boost or reduce overall color intensity.
•
Contrast – The lighting difference between dark and light areas of
the image. This value can be used to boost or reduce apparent
differences in lighting.
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Hue – The color cast of the image. This value can be used to
compensate for colored lighting or other color casting.
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Sharpness – The edge contrast of the image. This value can be
used to make the picture appear clearer.
3. Click OK to save your changes.
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Video Quality Settings
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Quality Settings option.
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
2. Select a video encoding method from the Encoding Method drop-down.
Encoding methods will vary by camera type, but common ones include:
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MJPEG
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MPEG-4
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H264
3. Select a video resolution from the Resolution drop-down. Supported
resolutions will vary by camera.
4. Select the maximum video frame rate from the Maximum Frame Rate
drop-down.
5. From the Quality section, choose one of the following
•
Fixed Bitrate – The camera image quality will be adjusted within
a fixed bitrate selected in the dropdown. Dropdown values will
vary by camera.
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Fixed Quality – The camera bitrate will be adjusted to meet the
quality selected in the dropdown. Dropdown values will vary by
camera.
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4.3. PTZ Settings
In cameras equipped with any combination of pan, tilt or zoom (PTZ)
functionality, these settings are used to configure the PTZ functions.
PTZ Settings
The PTZ settings deal with the software PTZ control panel. These settings
adjust how much the camera will pan, tilt, zoom, and focus with each control
panel input. To change these settings:
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click PTZ
Settings> PTZ Control Settings.
2. Adjust the following sliders to increase and decrease the following
speeds: (The higher the value, the higher the speed) Unsupported
features on specific cameras will be grayed out.
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Auto Pan Speed – The speed which the camera will pan between
the mechanical stops when the Auto Pan function is activated.
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Pan Speed – The distance the camera will pan to each side.
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Tilt Speed – The distance the camera will tilt up and down.
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Zoom Speed - The distance the camera will zoom near or far.
•
Focus Speed - The amount the camera will focus forward or
backward.
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PTZ Preset Settings
Certain preset pan/tilt/zoom values can be saved in order to move the
camera quickly to a point of interest. To configure camera PTZ preset
settings, right-click the camera entry, then highlight and click PTZ Settings>
Preset Settings option.
The popup will display the camera output, as well as a Position Setting pad.
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
Adding a Preset
To make a preset:
1. Use the directional pad to move the camera view. Use the center
“home” button to return the camera to the default zeroed view.
2. Once the camera reaches the point where a preset is desired, type a
name into the Preset Point Name field.
3. Click the Add a preset point to add the preset to the list. Click OK exit
the menu, or you may continue to add/delete additional presets.
Deleting a Preset
To delete a preset, simpy highlight the preset and click the Delete button.
Click the Yes button to confirm deletion. Click OK exit the menu, or you may
continue to add/delete additional presets.
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PTZ Patrol Settings
In cameras with PTZ functionality, one camera can be used to survey a large
area. This can be done automatically using the patrol functionality. This
function basically moves the camera between preset points in a fixed pattern.
To configure camera patrol settings:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the PTZ Settings>Patrol Settings.
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
2. On the right side of the popup there will be a list of preset points that
are defined for the camera. Use the >> button to add the points to the
patrol list in the order that they are to be viewed. Points can also be
removed by highlighting them and clicking on the << button.
3. Select the length of time the camera will dwell at each preset point
before continuing from the Dwelling Time (Sec) dropdown.
4. Select one of the following:
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Stop Time – The camera will stop the number of minutes
specified in the box between patrol sessions.
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Never Stop – The camera will not stop between patrol sessions.
5. Click the Active button to activate the patrol list.
6. Click the OK button to save the patrol list and exit the popup.
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Chapter 5. Live View
5.1. Live View Window Overview ......................................................... 58
Resizing and Minimizing Windows ..................................................... 59
Minimizing Controls ..................................................................... 59
Hiding and Showing the Explorer Area ............................................... 59
Displaying the Video Alarm Panel..................................................... 59
Locking the Video Panels............................................................... 59
5.2. View Setup............................................................................... 60
Types of Views ............................................................................. 60
Adding a View .............................................................................. 61
Renaming a View .......................................................................... 62
Deleting a View ............................................................................ 62
Sending View to a New Window ........................................................ 62
Switching Between Views................................................................ 62
Changing Aspect Ratio .................................................................... 63
Switching Between Different Screen Divisions ...................................... 63
Creating and Using New Screen Divisions............................................ 63
Screen Division Page Use ............................................................... 64
Auto-flipping Pages ..................................................................... 64
Exiting Different Screen Divisions .................................................... 64
Managing Sequences ...................................................................... 65
Creating a Sequence .................................................................... 65
Editing a Sequence ...................................................................... 67
Deleting a Sequence .................................................................... 69
5.3. Functionality Within Views........................................................... 70
Digital Zoom ................................................................................ 70
Instant Playback ........................................................................... 71
Manual Recording.......................................................................... 71
Image Settings.............................................................................. 71
Video Ratio Adjustment .................................................................. 72
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Preset Pan .................................................................................. 72
Plug-In Overlays............................................................................ 72
Image Overlay............................................................................ 72
HTML Overlay ............................................................................ 73
Reconnect................................................................................... 73
Screenshot .................................................................................. 74
5.4. Full Screen View........................................................................ 75
Entering Full Screen View ............................................................... 75
Function Panel ............................................................................. 75
PTZ in Full Screen Mode ................................................................. 75
Screenshot .................................................................................. 76
Exiting Full Screen Mode................................................................. 76
5.5. PTZ Controls ............................................................................. 77
Basic Functions ............................................................................ 77
Pan and Tilt .............................................................................. 77
Focus ...................................................................................... 77
Zoom ...................................................................................... 77
Patrol ........................................................................................ 78
Presets ....................................................................................... 78
Panning to a Preset ..................................................................... 78
Adding a Preset .......................................................................... 78
Deleting a Preset ........................................................................ 78
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Live viewing is a crucial part of any surveillance system. Having the right view can
be the crucial difference between catching an event as it happens and missing it
altogether. Surveon VMS provides powerful tools to manage the viewing experience
to help ensure that monitoring personnel are always on top of any event.
5.1. Live View Window Overview
The live view window is split into a 11 distinct parts:
1. Live View / Playback Selection Tabs – Allows users to choose live view
and playback mode.
2. Device Browser – Lists the Servers in the domain.
3. View Explorer – Lists the views that are configured on this client.
4. E-Map Explorer – Lists the E-maps available on this Server.
5. Live View Control – Interface for interacting with PTZ-enabled cameras.
6. Video Alarm Panel –Area for alarm notification and instant playback.
7. Windows Toolbar – This area includes the windows buttons, as well as a
general “Gear” button containing Server configuration options.
8. View/Account Information – This area contains general information.
9. Button Area - This area contains the buttons to change views, enter full
screen mode, capture photos and other useful functions.
10. Main View Area – This area contains the actual video feed(s).
11. Event Log – This area contains alarm and event information.
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Resizing and Minimizing Windows
Minimizing Controls
The Device Browser, View Explorer, E-Map Explorer, Live View Controls, and
Event Log can all be minimized by clicking on the arrow buttons on the topright corner of their screens.
Hiding and Showing the Explorer Area
The entire left panel (containing the Live View/Playback Selection Tabs,
Device Browser, View Explorer, E-Map Explorer, and Live View Controls) can
be hidden by clicking on the arrow on the left of the Live View Control.
Displaying the Video Alarm Panel
The Video Alarm Panel can be viewed by clicking on the Gear button in the
windows toolbar, and selecting 16:9 Aspect Ratio.
Locking the Video Panels
The Video Panels can be locked in a certain configuration by clicking on the
Gear button in the windows toolbar, and selecting
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5.2. View Setup
Types of Views
The Surveon Server supports viewing of up to 16 cameras in a single view,
with views of 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 16 cameras.
Views with more subdivisions are more useful for giving an overview of an
area, while ones with fewer subdivisions give better details. Multiple views
can also be displayed in sequence or in separate windows for managing more
than 16 cameras.
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Adding a View
An important part of monitoring your surveillance network is to have the
right views so that you will have the optimum viewing angle to discern a
situation. To add a customized view to the VMS client:
1. Right click on Views in the View Explorer window, and choose the Add
View option, the software will respond by listing available screen
division types.
2. Choose the type of view that you wish to add by clicking on the view.
The software responds by placing a blank template in the main viewing
window that has been subdivided into individual frames according to the
view selected. The empty frames will display the message No camera
3. From the Device Browser window, you can click and drag the entries for
individual cameras into the separate frames. The camera output will be
displayed in the frame. Cameras in the view do not have to all be from
the same server.
Dragging a camera into a frame that already has a camera assigned to it
will cause the frame to be reassigned to the new camera. You can also
drag the same camera into multiple frames or leave frames blank,
although this is not suggested.
The View Explorer will be updated as you add cameras to your view. The
root will list the camera numbers that have been added to the view
starting from the top left frame and going from left to right and top to
bottom.
Note: Depending on your connection and computer speed, it may take a
moment for the image to refresh after dragging the camera into the view
window. During this time the frame may still display No Camera or Failed
to connect. If this problem persists, however, there may be a problem
with your connection or hardware.
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Renaming a View
To perform this function:
1. Right-click the view entry in the View Explorer window. This will bring
up an options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Rename option.
3. Enter a new name for the server and press enter to save the name.
Deleting a View
As views become superfluous or unused, it is desirable to delete a view. To
perform this function:
1. Right-click the view entry in the View Explorer window. This will bring
up an options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Delete option. The system will respond with a
confirmation screen.
3. Click the Yes button to delete the view.
Sending View to a New Window
In multi-monitor setups, you may send views to a separate window which can
then be dragged to other screens. To do this:
1. Right-click the view entry in the View Explorer window. This will bring
up an options popup.
2. Highlight and click the Send To>Floating Window option. The system
will respond by placing the view in a separate floating window. This
window can be dragged to a separate screen, maximized, or closed.
Switching Between Views
To switch between saved views, simply click and drag the view entry from
the View Explorer window into the main view window. Note that the current
view is always indicated in Bold lettering in the View Explorer window.
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Changing Aspect Ratio
The VMS can be configured to display windows in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect
ratios. To switch between these two, click the gear button in the top right
corner and select 4:3 Aspect Ratio (when in 16:9 mode) or 16:9 Aspect
Ratio (when in 4:3 mode.)
Switching Between Different Screen Divisions
Creating and Using New Screen Divisions
When a view is created, it has a default screen division setting, however
when using the view, it may be useful to change the number of screen
divisions. This does not create a different view, but divides the existing view
into a new set of divisions.
To perform this function within the view, simply click the button
corresponding to the view that you want to use. The buttons are located in
the area above the main view window.
After you have clicked on the desired view, the original number of cameras
will be split into separate pages in the new view. For example, an original
view consisting of 16 cameras would display the cameras on 2 pages of 8
frames, clicking on the 4 division button would display the 16 cameras in 4
pages of 4 frames each.
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Screen Division Page Use
The page number is displayed to the right of the view buttons. Clicking on
the arrow button to the right of the page number or clicking on the current
screen partition button will scroll through the pages in order. Clicking on the
arrow button to the left of the page number will scroll through the pages in
reverse order.
Auto-flipping Pages
When multiple pages of screen divisions exist, you may choose to
automatically flip between the pages by clicking on the SPOT button.
Clicking the button again will end the automatic flip function.
Configuring Page Dwell Time
Right-clicking the SPOT button will bring up a field to configure the amount
of time each page will be displayed when automatically flipping pages. Enter
the dwell time in seconds and click OK to change this value.
Exiting Different Screen Divisions
There are two methods to return to your original un-paginated view. You may
either drag the original view into the main view area, or click the Home
button in the button area. This will reset all the settings, including page
auto-flipping and different screen divisions.
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Managing Sequences
A sequence is a combination of two or more views. When more than 16
cameras are necessary, you can create a sequence of views that cuts
between 2 or more views. A sequence displays a view for an interval of time
before switching to the next view. The sequence will continue down the view
list in-order until it reaches the end, after which it will return to the first
view on the list and repeat the display.
Creating a Sequence
Once there are more than 2 views configured, you can add a sequence. To
perform this action:
1. Right click on Views in the View Explorer window, and choose the
Manage View Sequence option.
2. In the sequence management form click the New button to create a
new sequence. The sequence will be given an default name Sequence #.
3. (Optional) Click the sequence entry to select it, and click Rename.
Type an appropriate name for the sequence and then press enter to
rename the sequence.
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4. Click the sequence entry to select it, and then click Settings to begin
the sequence setup. In the sequence setup menu, click the Add button.
5. In the add screen, select a view to add from the View dropdown.
6. In the Interval field, enter how many seconds you want this view to be
displayed in the sequence. Click OK to add the view.
7. Repeat the 2 previous steps to add additional views.
8. (Optional) Once you have added a view, you may select it by clicking on
it. When selected you may change the following.
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Clicking Move Up will move the view up the sequence list.
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Clicking Move Down will move the view down the sequence list.
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Clicking Remove will remove the view from the sequence.
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You may select an alternate view from the View dropdown.
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You may select enter a new interval in the Interval field.
9. Click OK to save the setup, and OK again to save the sequence. The
sequence will be added to the View Explorer. To view the sequence
drag the sequence into the live-view area, as you would a view.
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Editing a Sequence
Once a sequence is created, settings and values for the sequence can be
changed. This is done by:
1. Right click on Views in the View Explorer window, and choose the
Manage View Sequence option.
2. (Optional) If you wish to rename a sequence, click the sequence entry
to select it, and click Rename. Type an appropriate name for the
sequence and then press enter to rename the sequence.
3. (Optional) To perform other edits, click the sequence entry to select it,
and then click Settings to begin the sequence setup.
Note: A sequence displays a view for an interval of time before switching to the
next view. The sequence will continue down the view list in-order until it
reaches the end, after which it will return to the first view on the list
and repeat the display.
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If you wish to add more views:
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Click the Add button in the sequence setup menu.
In the add screen, select a view to add from the View
dropdown.
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In the Interval field, enter how many seconds you want this
view to be displayed in the sequence. Click OK to add the view.
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Repeat the 2 previous steps to add additional views.
If you wish to edit an existing view, you may select it by clicking
on it. When selected you may change the following:
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Clicking Move Up will move the view up the sequence.
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Clicking Move Down will move the view down the sequence.
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Clicking Remove will remove the view from the sequence.
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You may select an alternate view from the View dropdown.
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You may select enter a new interval in the Interval field.
4. Click OK to save the setup, and OK again to save the sequence.
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Deleting a Sequence
To delete a sequence:
1. Right click on Views in the View Explorer window, and choose the
Manage View Sequence option.
2. Click the sequence entry to select it, and click Remove to remove the
sequence. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
3. Click OK to exit the popup.
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5.3. Functionality Within Views
Right clicking an active window will cause a function list to appear. These are
settings and functions that can be changed within the live-view window.
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom increases the view size without increasing resolution. The digital
zoom function can be used within any panel (even in full screen mode) with
the following steps:
4. Right-click the panel that zoom is required on, and select Digital Zoom
to activate the function. A picture-in-picture showing the whole screen
framed by a yellow box will appear.
5. Click the corners of the box and drag to resize it over the area of
interest. The main picture will show the digitally-zoomed output, while
the picture and picture will display the entire view.
6. Alternatively, you may use the mouse scroll to zoom into the center of
the image. Scrolling forward will zoom in, scrolling backward will zoom
out.
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Instant Playback
The instant playback function gives users the ability to instantly playback up
to 45 minutes of video. Right-click the panel that playback is required on,
and select Playback>[Time Length] to activate the function. A popup will
open with the desired playback. Time lengths available are dependent on,
and will not exceed the pre-alarm recording time set in Pre/Post Alarm
Recording Settings.
Manual Recording
When recording schedules are set, it may be necessary to manually record a
video stream, even when the schedule does not specify for recording. In this
case right-click the panel that recording is required on, and select Manual
Record>[5, 10 or 30 minutes] to activate the function. The camera will
record the stream for the amount of time specified.
Image Settings
Camera image settings can also be accessed by right-clicking the panel
containing the camera video and selecting Image Settings. This will pull up
the camera image settings menu.
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Video Ratio Adjustment
In most cases the video panel size will not match the size of the video feed
exactly. By default the VMS will stretch or shrink the video to fit the screen,
however you may also choose to preserve the original video ratio by rightclicking the screen and selecting Keep Video Ratio. To return to a stretched
view, right-click the appropriate panel and choose Resize to Fit Window.
Preset Pan
In cameras equipped with PTZ functionalities, presets set on the camera in
the PTZ Preset Settings will be available. To access the presets, right-click on
the panel containing the camera feed, and mouse-over Preset. The system
will respond with a list of presets configured on the camera. Selecting a
preset will pan the camera to the preset position. The user may also choose
to Start/Stop Patrol functionality through this menu.
Plug-In Overlays
The panel can be replaced with a user overlay.
Image Overlay
To overlay an image on top of a panel:
1. Right-click the panel and choose Plug-In>Image. The system will prompt
you to choose an image file.
2. Choose an image file, valid image types are JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG. Click
Open to open the file.
3. The image will be displayed in the panel. Click the red X in the top-right
corner to close the image.
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HTML Overlay
The HTML overlay function allows simple integration of web applications in
the VMS by replacing one or more panels of the screen with an active
browsing window. To overlay an HTML form or website on top of a panel:
1. Right-click the panel and choose Plug-In>HTML.
2. In the field, enter a URL or the path containing the HTML form. You may
also choose to click Browse and choose an HTML file.
3. The HTML or website will be displayed in the panel. Click the red X in
the top-right corner to close the image.
Reconnect
In some cases it may be necessary to manually reset the connection to a
camera. To perform this action, right-click the panel corresponding to the
camera and choose Reconnect.
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Screenshot
To capture a screenshot:
1. Highlight the feed to be captured by clicking on the panel containing
the feed.
2. Click the Capture button located in the button area.
3. In the Path field enter a file path and filename for the screenshot.
Alternately, you may also click Browse and select a file path.
4. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
5. Click OK to save the screenshot.
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5.4. Full Screen View
Entering Full Screen View
From any view, you can switch to full screen mode by clicking on the full
screen button located above the main viewing window. Optionally you may
also choose to view a single frame in full screen mode by double clicking on
the frame.
Function Panel
The camera controls, capture button, and page indicators are available in the
full screen view. Moving the cursor to the bottom edge of the screen will
cause the full screen function panel to appear in the bottom right corner. To
minimize this panel, hit the hide button.
PTZ in Full Screen Mode
The camera controls, capture button, and page indicators are available in the
full screen view. Moving the cursor to the bottom edge of the screen will
cause the full screen function panel to appear in the bottom right corner. To
minimize this panel, hit the hide button.
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Screenshot
To capture a screenshot in fullscreen mode:
1. Highlight the feed to be captured by clicking on the panel containing
the feed.
2. Click the Capture button.
3. In the Path field enter a file path and filename for the screenshot.
Alternately, you may also click Browse and select a file path.
4. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
5. Click OK to save the screenshot.
Exiting Full Screen Mode
To exit full screen mode, hit the ESC key on your keyboard, or within the full
screen function panel, you may hit the exit full screen button.
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5.5. PTZ Controls
Cameras equipped with Pan-Tilt-Zoom functionality can be controlled
directly within the Surveon VMS client software. These controls can be found
in the Control Area window within the live view screen, or in the full screen
function panel. The functionality is identical in both cases.
Note: The camera to be controlled must be selected by highlighting it (clicking
its output window) in the main view window.
Basic Functions
Pan and Tilt
The pan and tilt functionalities can be controlled with the directional pad.
Clicking the right or left arrow will pan the camera by one step in the
direction clicked. Clicking the up or down arrow will tilt the camera by one
step in the direction clicked. Clicking diagonal arrows will combine the pan
and tilt action of the adjacent arrows. Clicking on the Home icon, located at
the center of the pad, will re-center the camera.
Focus
The focus on a camera can be controlled with the + and – buttons located
beside the Focus box. Pressing the + button will increase focus distance by 1
step. Pressing the – button will decrease focus distance by one step.
Zoom
The zoom on a camera can be controlled with the + and – buttons located
inside the direction pad. Pressing the + button will increase zoom distance by
1 step. Pressing the – button will decrease zoom distance by one step.
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Patrol
The camera can be set up to switch between preset viewpoints. To switch
this functionality on, click the Patrol button and select Start. To switch the
patrol function off, click the Patrol and select Stop. You may also click the
Patrol button and select Set to bring up the patrol settings.
Presets
Panning to a Preset
The camera may have preconfigured viewpoints, or presets configured. To
switch to one of these presets, click the Preset button and select the preset.
Adding a Preset
You must first be logged into the camera to add a preset. To add a preset
using the PTZ controls.
1. Pan, tilt, zoom, and focus to the desired preset position.
2. Click the Preset button and select Add Preset Point.
3. Type a name into the Preset Name field. Click OK to add the preset.
Deleting a Preset
You must first be logged into the camera. To delete a preset using the PTZ
controls:
1. Pan to the the preset.
2. Click the Preset button and select Delete Preset Point.
3. Click the Yes button to confirm deletion.
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Chapter 6. Search and Playback
6.1. Introduction ............................................................................. 81
6.2. Date/Time Search ...................................................................... 81
Time Selection ............................................................................. 81
Time Selection ............................................................................. 82
Recent Time.............................................................................. 82
Specified Time ........................................................................... 82
Use of 1x/4x views ........................................................................ 82
Camera Selection .......................................................................... 83
Timeline ..................................................................................... 83
Playback ..................................................................................... 85
Digital Zoom.............................................................................. 86
Advanced Video Settings ............................................................... 86
Capture Screenshot ....................................................................... 87
Capture Video Clip ...................................................................... 87
6.3. VI Search ................................................................................. 89
Creating a VI Search ...................................................................... 89
Time Selection ........................................................................... 89
Camera Selection........................................................................ 90
Camera Selection........................................................................ 91
Setting New Search Criteria ........................................................... 91
Saving/Retrieving a VI Search ......................................................... 102
Using the Search Results ............................................................... 102
Selecting the Result....................................................................102
Result Playback .........................................................................103
Playback Synchronization .............................................................104
Capture Screenshot ....................................................................104
Capture Video Clip .....................................................................105
Logging and Noting .....................................................................106
6.4. Event Search .......................................................................... 107
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Creating an Event Search .............................................................. 107
Time Selection ..........................................................................107
Camera Selection.......................................................................108
Camera Selection.......................................................................109
Set Event Search Criteria .............................................................109
Using the Search Results ............................................................... 110
Selecting the Result....................................................................110
Result Playback .........................................................................111
Playback Synchronization .............................................................112
Capture Screenshot ....................................................................112
Logging and Noting .....................................................................113
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In many cases, such as investigations or for reference purposes, it may be useful to
be able to replay video streams. The Server has the ability to store video from the
IP cameras, as well as playback and export this video information.
6.1. Introduction
You must be logged into a server to access playback functionality.
The Surveon VMS has 3 distinct playback functions:
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Time Search – Plays back according to a time period specified by
the user.
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VI Search – Applies a VI functionality to a recorded video stream.
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Event Search – Searches the video stream for distinct events.
These functions may be accessed by clicking on the Playback tab located
directly above the Device Browser window in the live view screen.
6.2. Date/Time Search
Time based playback can be accessed using the Time Search tab at the top
of the screen. This search allows you to specify the time of the clip you want
to view.
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Time Selection
There are two types of time selections that can be made: Recent Time and
Specified Time.
Recent Time
To perform a recent time search, click the Recent option in the time
selection box. Choose one of the simple time choices to perform
playback/search from that time period.
Specified Time
A specified time search can be selected by choosing the Specify Time option
from the time selection box, and involves defining a time and date for the
playback/search. Using the calendar and time boxes, specify a specific period
to search/playback.
Use of 1x/4x views
The user has the option of viewing up to 4 recorded video streams at once, or
just one stream at a time. Either of these options can be chosen by clicking
on corresponding button in the button area above the main view screen. In
both cases functionality and operation is the same.
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Camera Selection
Once a time period has been selected, the cameras available for each period
will be listed in the Camera List. These cameras can then be dragged into
one the search/playback box(es).
Timeline
After choosing the cameras to view, the timeline for the camera is displayed
below the video window.
The timeline window displays a graphic representation of the video
information available for the camera on the date and timeframe you have
chosen in the Select Date window. You may choose to reset the timeframe to
be displayed by using the dropdown at the top of the timeline.
The timeline will, at most, show a period of a little more than 3 hours. If the
timeframe that you desire to view is larger than this, the remaining portion
of the timeline can be viewed by using the scrollbar located beneath the
timeline.
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The amount of time displayed in the timeline can also be adjusted using the
slider located next to the scrollbar. Sliding the indicator toward the right will
cause a smaller amount of time to be displayed along the length of the
timeline. In 4 camera mode, the timelines for the separate feeds will be
locked to the same time period.
Once a timeline is loaded, the viewer will be able to see what kind of
information is available. The timeline will be divided into 5-minute segments,
with each segment colored according to what type of information it contains.
The colors are explained below:
Color
Light Grey
Meaning
The camera was set to Record
Always and there is video
Green
Video due to motion sensed
Yellow
Video due to an alarm trigger
Dark Grey
There is no video for this segment.
There are also two types of events that will be recorded on the timeline.
These events will be displayed as vertical striping on the normal color. If a
motion sensor has been triggered during a period of recording, vertical red
stripes will appear, and if another type of sensor (pressure, window/door,
etc) is triggered, vertical green stripes will appear.
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Playback
Once a timeline has been loaded, you may choose the point to begin playback.
This is done by clicking the timeline. After selecting the start point you may
start playback.
To start playback of a camera’s video feed, ensure that the video is selected
(the pane, timeline and camera name will be highlighted in yellow). Select
feeds by clicking the corresponding pane, timeline, or camera name. Once
you have selected a camera, you may use the buttons in the Control Area to
control the playback. Playback time is denoted above the control buttons.
Note: The system may take a while to buffer the video before playback starts. A
status line above the timeline will indicate portions that have been
buffered. Jumping to unbuffered points in the video will cause the
system to display an error message.
Clicking on a selected portion of the timeline will cause playback to jump to
the point that you have clicked on. You must start playback separately for
each feed you wish to view.
The following table explains the buttons:
Button
Function
Starts video playback
Pauses the video (replaces play button)
Stops video playback
Fast forwards the video playback
Jumps to the next segment
Slows down the video playback
Jumps to the previous segment
Cue out: denotes an end time within the selected video
segments. The cue out time will be displayed by the words Out:
on the top right of the control area
Export Video button. Exports clip between cue in and cue out
times.
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Loops the video denoted between the cue in and cue out
Stops looping the video denoted between the cue in and cue out
Sets playback speed
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom increases the view size without increasing resolution. The digital
zoom function can be used within time-search modewith the following steps:
1. Right-click the panel and select Digital Zoom. A picture-in-picture will
display showing the whole screen framed by a yellow box.
2. Click the corners of the box and drag to resize it over the area of
interest. The main picture will show the digitally-zoomed output, while
the picture-in-picture will display the entire view. Alternatively, you
may use the mouse scroll to zoom into the center of the image.
Scrolling forward will zoom in, scrolling backward will zoom out.
Advanced Video Settings
Right-clicking a panel and selecting Advanced Video Settings will bring up a
menu that allows you to drag sliders and adjust the following:
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Capture Screenshot
To capture a screenshot:
3. Click the Capture button located in the button area.
4. In the Path field enter a file path and filename for the screenshot.
Alternately, you may also click Browse and select a file path.
5. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
6. Click OK to save the screenshot.
Capture Video Clip
To capture a video segment:
7. Make sure that the video clip is playing.
8. When the beginning of the segment to be captured is reached, click the
Cue In button.
9. When the end of the segment to be captured is reached, click the Cue
Out button.
10. Click the Save Video Clip button located in the control area beside the
Cue In and Cue Out buttons. A system popup will open prompting for a
filename and location for the video clip.
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11. (Optional) Change the filename and file path. If you do not change the
file details, the default save location for the video clip will be your
installation path.
12. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
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6.3. VI Search
A VI search involves applying VI to existing recorded video in order to locate a
specific event or action. To access the VI search, click the VI Search tab in
the Playback context.
Creating a VI Search
Time Selection
There are two types of time selections that can be made for each playback:
Recent Time and Specified Time.
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Recent Time
To perform a recent time search, click the Recent option in the time
selection box. Choose one of the simple time choices to perform
playback/search from that time period.
Specified Time
A specified time search can be selected by choosing the Specify Time option
from the time selection box, and involves defining a time and date for the
playback/search.
Using the calendar select a date for search/playback. Once a date is selected,
clicking on the boxes will allow you to specify a specific period to
search/playback in 10 minute increments.
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Camera Selection
Once the search time range has been specified, a list of cameras with video
recorded during the period specified will appear in the Camera List.
Select a camera to perform the VI search on by clicking its entry. This will
display an initial thumbnail of the camera output.
Setting New Search Criteria
To create a New VI search:
1. New in the playback control.
2. Follow directions in the following sections to set up the VI search.
3. Once the VI search is set up select either:
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Search All – Finds all events within the search range that trigger
the VI set up.
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Search Step – Finds the first event that triggers the VI, then stops.
The next event can be found by repeating the same search.
4. Click Search to begin the VI Search.
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General Motion Detection
General motion detection involves detecting motion in specified areas. To set
up General Motion Detection
1. Select General Motion Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2.
New button to create a detection window. Up to 3 detection windows
can be set for each camera. The current window will be highlighted
with a red border.
3.
Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window. Click the interior of windows and hold to
drag to reposition them. Move and resize windows until the area of
detection is covered.
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4.
Adjust the sliders in the Playback Control section. (Settings will be
applied to all existing windows)
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Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Trigger Threshold - Adjusts the amount of change allowed before
and event is triggered.
Tampering Detection
Tampering detection involves using the software to determine when the
camera has been improperly moved or redirected. To configure:
1. Select Tampering Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2. Adjust the sliders:
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Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100
(high).
•
Trigger Threshold - Adjusts the amount of change allowed before
an event is triggered.
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Intrusion Detection
Intrusion detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and
detect intrusion in specified areas. To configure:
1. Select Intrusion Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2. Select Define Detection Zone and click the New button to create a new
window. Up to 3 detection windows can be set for each camera. The
current window will be highlighted with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window. Click the interior of windows and hold to
drag to reposition them. Move and resize windows until the area of to
be secured is covered.
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4. Select Define Object and click the New button to create an object box.
5. Click and drag the white dots along the window border to resize it and
define the minimum size of objects that will be detected.
6. Adjust the sliders in the Playback Control section. (Settings will be
applied to all existing windows)
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Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
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Interval - Adjusts how much time between each check of the
window for intrusions.
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Missing Object Detection
Missing object detection involves using the software to analyze the video
feed and detect missing objects larger than a certain size. To configure:
1. Select Missing Object Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2. Select Define Detection Zone and click the New button to create a new
window. Up to 3 detection windows can be set for each camera. The
current window will be highlighted with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window. Click the interior of windows and hold to
drag to reposition them. Move and resize windows until the area to be
secured is covered.
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4. Select Define Object and click the New button to create an object box.
5. Click and drag the white dots along the window border to resize it and
define the minimum size of the object(s) that will be secured.
6. Adjust the sliders in the Playback Control section. (Settings will be
applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Duration (Sec) - Adjusts how much time an object is missing
before an event is triggered.
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Foreign Object Detection
Foreign object detection involves using the software to analyze a video feed
and detect objects that do not belong. To configure:
1. Select Foreign Object Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2. Select Define Detection Zone and click the New button to create a new
window. Up to 3 detection windows can be set for each camera. The
current window will be highlighted with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window. Click the interior of windows and hold to
drag to reposition them. Move and resize windows until the area of
detection is covered.
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4. Select Define Object and click the New button to create an object box.
5. Click and drag the white dots along the window border to resize it and
define the minimum size of foreign objects that will be detected.
6. Adjust the sliders in the Playback Control section. (Settings will be
applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Duration - Adjusts the amount of time before an object triggers
an event.
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Forbidden Area Detection
Forbidden area detection involves using the software to analyze the video
feed and immediately detect any object in specified areas. To configure:
1. Select Forbidden Area Detection from the Event Type dropdown.
2. Select Define Detection Zone and click the New button to create a new
window. Up to 3 detection windows can be set for each camera. The
current window will be highlighted with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window. Click the interior of windows and hold to
drag to reposition them. Move and resize windows until the forbidden
area is covered.
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4. Select Define Object and click the New button to create an object box.
5. Click and drag the white dots along the window border to resize it and
define the minimum size of objects that will be detected.
6. Adjust the sliders in the Playback Control section. (Settings will be
applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Interval - Adjusts how much time between each check of the
forbidden area.
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Saving/Retrieving a VI Search
Once the VI search is setup, you may save it by clicking the Save button. The
system will prompt you for a name. Saved VI searches can also be retrieved
using the Search for dropdown, or by clicking the Next button.
Using the Search Results
Selecting the Result
Search result thumbnail(s) will be displayed in the results box.
Clicking the thumbnail will select the detection instance. The following
information fields are available for each instance:
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Camera Name – The camera used to capture the video.
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Event Time – The time the event occurred.
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Event Type – The type of VI detection that the event triggered.
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Label – A user-defined label (optional).
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Updated – The last time the event was updated.
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Note – A simple comment or note for the clip.
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Result Playback
Once a result is selected by clicking on it, playback can be started by double
clicking on the thumbnail. Alternatively, you may right-click the thumbnail
and click Play. A ten minute clip containing the event will begin playing, with
the start time synchronized with the start of the event.
The following functions are available for playback:
Starts video playback.
Pauses the video.
Stops video playback.
Fast forwards the video playback.
Jumps to the next segment.
Slows down the video playback.
Jumps to the previous segment.
Clicking this button and clicking the timeline will set
the cue-in time.
Clears the cue-in and cue-out markers
Clicking this button and clicking the timeline will set
the cue-out time.
Clicking this button will loop the video segment
between the cue-in and cue-out markers.
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Playback Synchronization
Search results can be sent to the time-based playback window for comparison
with other video streams using the Synchronize Playback function. This
action will send the 10 minute segment containing the detected event to the
time-based playback window.
Capture Screenshot
To capture a screenshot:
1. Click the Capture button located in the button area.
2. In the Path field enter a file path and filename for the screenshot.
Alternately, you may also click Browse and select a file path.
3. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
4. Click OK to save the screenshot.
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Capture Video Clip
To capture a video segment:
1. Click the Cue In button, and place the marker at the start of the
segment to be captured.
2. Click the Cue Out button, and place the marker at the end of the
segment to be captured.
3. Click the Save Video Clip button located in the control area beside the
Cue In and Cue Out buttons. A system popup will open prompting for a
filename and location for the video clip.
4. (Optional) Change the filename and file path. If you do not change the
file details, the default save location for the video clip will be your
installation path.
5. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
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Logging and Noting
Clicking the Note tab beside the log entry will let you tag and note the
search result for future references.
You may choose one of the following:
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Label – Select one of the defined labels.
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Note – A short description for the video clip.
Label Setup
Clicking Advanced from the note context will bring up the label setup menu.
To add a label:
6. Enter a name in the Add New Label field.
7. Click Add. The new label will appear in the LabelName table. Future
clips may be tagged with this label.
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6.4. Event Search
An event search involves searching for multiple tagged events over one more
cameras. To access Event search, click the Event Search tab in the Playback
context.
Creating an Event Search
Time Selection
There are two types of time selections that can be made: Recent Time and
Specified Time.
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Recent Time
To perform a recent time search, click the Recent option in the time
selection box. Choose one of the simple time choices to perform
playback/search from that time period.
Specified Time
A specified time search can be selected by choosing the Specify Time option
from the time selection box, and involves defining a time and date for the
playback/search.
Using the calendar select a date for search/playback. For an event search,
multiple dates can be selected by clicking on the calendar and dragging the
cursor to select multiple dates. Multiple areas can be selected by pressing
the control key and selecting additional dates.
Once a date or dates are selected, clicking on the boxes will allow you to
specify a specific period to search/playback in 10 minute increments.
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Camera Selection
Once the search time range has been specified, a list of cameras with video
recorded during the period specified will appear in the Camera List.
Select a camera to perform the event search on by clicking its entry. Multiple
cameras can be selected for the earch.
Set Event Search Criteria
To set the event search criteria:
1. Choose an Event Type and/or a Label to search for. Selecting Ignore
will search for all labels.
2. Click Search to begin the search. Results will display in the Search
Results panel.
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Using the Search Results
Selecting the Result
Search result thumbnail(s) will be displayed in the results box.
Clicking the thumbnail will select the detection instance. The following
information fields are available for each instance:
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Camera Name – The camera used to capture the video.
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Event Time – The time the event occurred.
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Event Type – The type of VI detection (if any) that the event
triggered (optional).
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Label – A user-defined label (optional).
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Updated – The last time the event was updated.
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Note – A simple comment or note for the clip.
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Result Playback
Once a result is selected by clicking on it, playback can be started by double
clicking on the thumbnail. Alternatively, you may right-click the thumbnail
and click Play. A ten minute clip containing the event will begin playing, with
the start time synchronized with the start of the event.
The following functions are available for playback:
Starts video playback.
Pauses the video.
Stops video playback.
Fast forwards the video playback.
Jumps to the next segment.
Slows down the video playback.
Jumps to the previous segment.
Clicking this button and clicking the timeline will set
the cue-in time.
Clears the cue-in and cue-out markers
Clicking this button and clicking the timeline will set
the cue-out time.
Clicking this button will loop the video segment
between the cue-in and cue-out markers.
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Playback Synchronization
Search results can be sent to the time-based playback window for comparison
with other video streams using the Synchronize Playback function. This
action will send the 10 minute segment containing the detected event to the
time-based playback window.
Capture Screenshot
To capture a screenshot:
3. Click the Capture button located in the button area.
4. In the Path field enter a file path and filename for the screenshot.
Alternately, you may also click Browse and select a file path.
5. (Optional) You may click Remove Mosaic and enter a valid Username
and Password to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.
6. Click OK to save the screenshot.
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Logging and Noting
Clicking the Note tab beside the log entry will let you tag and note the
search result for future references.
You may choose one of the following:
•
Label – Select one of the defined labels.
•
Note – A short description for the video clip.
Label Setup
Clicking Advanced from the note context will bring up the label setup menu.
To add a label:
1. Enter a name in the Add New Label field.
2. Click Add. The new label will appear in the LabelName table. Future
clips may be tagged with this label.
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Chapter 7. E-Maps
7.1. E-Maps .................................................................................. 115
Configuring an E-Map ................................................................... 115
Adding an E-Map ........................................................................115
Adding Sub-Maps........................................................................116
Adding Additional E-Maps .............................................................116
Changing E-Map Order .................................................................117
Renaming an E-Map ....................................................................117
Configuring an E-Map ..................................................................117
Deleting an E-Map ......................................................................117
Using the E-Map.......................................................................... 118
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This section deals with other advanced features requiring setup.
7.1. E-Maps
When alarms occur, an administrator can quickly locate where the alarms
took place using an E-map. This feature allows the administrator to
superimpose camera icons over a map/layout drawing of the facility being
monitored.
Configuring an E-Map
To bring up the E-Map popup, right-click the E-Maps root in the E-Map
Explorer section of the live view screen, then highlight and click the E-map
Configuration option.
Adding an E-Map
To add an E-Map,
1. Prepare layout drawings or a map of the area being surveyed. For
example a perimeter layout would make a good E-Map.
2. In the E-map configuration screen, under the E-map tab, right-click the
E-map root and select Add Map.
3. Click the Browse button to open a windows dialog. Select your map and
click the Open button. The drawing will be stored in the Server.
4. Enter a name for the map in the Map Name field.
5. Click Save. Once successfully added, an E-map entry will appear on the
tree panel.
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Adding Sub-Maps
Sub-maps can be used when separate areas within a large maps are
complicated enough to have their own specific layout.
1. Prepare layout drawings or a map of the area being surveyed.
2. In the E-map configuration screen, under the E-map tab, right-click the
node that you wish to add a sub-map to, and select Add>Sub-Map.
3. Click the Browse button to open a windows dialog. Select your map and
click the Open button. The drawing will be stored in the Server.
4. Enter a name for the map in the Map Name field.
5. Click Save. Once successfully added, an E-map node will appear as a
sub-node on the tree panel. A link with the sub-map name will also be
placed on the root map.
Adding Additional E-Maps
The typical E-map Add function will add new maps to the end of the list. You
may choose to add a map before or after an existing map by:
1. Prepare layout drawings or a map of the area being surveyed.
2. In the E-map configuration screen, under the E-map tab, right-click the
node which you want to add a map before or after. Choose
Add>Previous Map to add a map before the selected map, or choose
Add>Next Map to add a map after the selected map.
3. Click the Browse button to open a windows dialog. Select your map and
click the Open button. The drawing will be stored in the Server.
4. Enter a name for the map in the Map Name field.
5. Click Save. Once successfully added, an E-map node will appear as in
the tree panel.
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Changing E-Map Order
In the e-maps list, it is recommended to organize your e-maps in a logical
order. In some cases it may be necessary to re-order the e-maps you have
added. To perform this action in the e-map configuration screen, first rightclick the node which you want to move. Choose Move>Previous Map to move
the selected map up the list, or choose Move>Next Map to move the selected
map down the list.
Renaming an E-Map
In the e-maps list, it is recommended to organize your e-maps in a logical
order. In some cases it may be necessary to rename an e-map you have
added. To perform this action in the e-map configuration screen, right-click
the node which you want to delete and choose Rename. Enter a new name
for the map and press enter to save your changes.
Configuring an E-Map
To configure an E-Map
1. Select an E-map entry clicking it.
2. Click the NVR Server tab to bring up a list of the cameras available for
placement.
3. Drag and drop cameras to anywhere on the layout drawing. The map
may be moved by clicking and dragging the map, you may also zoom in
and out using the buttons above the map display.
4. Once a camera icon is placed, it may be rotated by clicking one of the
dotted corners of the camera icon.
5. You may save any time by clicking on the Save button located above the
map display.
Deleting an E-Map
In the e-maps list, it is recommended to organize your e-maps in a logical
order. In some cases it may be necessary to delete an e-map you have added.
To perform this action in the e-map configuration screen, right-click the node
which you want to delete and choose Delete Map. This action will delete the
node and any sub-nodes from the map list.
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Using the E-Map
Once E-Maps have been configured on the system, you can pull up an E-Map
by double clicking its entry in the E-Maps section of the Live View screen.
This will open the E-Map in a floating window.
The camera icons that have been placed on the map will blink if there is an
alarm associated with it. Double-click on any camera icon to bring up a live
video feed in a popup window.
There are also a few buttons associated with this view:
Zoom Out: Located at the bottom mid-left. This button shrinks the
background map display.
Zoom In: Located at the bottom mid-right. This button enlarges the
background map display.
Arrows: Located on the top left. Use the arrow keys to move from map
levels.
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Chapter 8. Alarms and Events
8.1. Camera VI Detection Settings ...................................................... 122
General Motion Detection ............................................................. 122
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................122
Testing Detection Windows ...........................................................123
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................123
Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................123
Foreign Object Detection .............................................................. 124
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................124
Testing Detection Windows ...........................................................125
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................125
Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................125
Forbidden Area Detection ............................................................. 126
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................126
Testing Detection Windows ...........................................................127
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................127
Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................127
Intrusion Detection ..................................................................... 128
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................128
Testing Detection Windows ...........................................................129
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................129
Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................129
Missing Object Detection .............................................................. 130
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................130
Testing Detection Windows ...........................................................131
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................131
Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................131
Tampering Detection ................................................................... 132
Configuring Tampering Detection....................................................132
Testing Tampering Detection.........................................................132
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Enabling or Disabling a Detection....................................................133
Camera Motion Detection.............................................................. 134
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows .......................................134
Deleting a Detection Window ........................................................135
8.2. Alarm Rules ............................................................................ 136
Adding an Alarm Rule................................................................... 137
Alarm Conditions .......................................................................137
Alarm Actions ...........................................................................142
Alarm Scheduling .......................................................................148
8.3. Alarms View and Notification ...................................................... 149
Live View Event Log .................................................................... 149
Alarm Popups............................................................................. 150
Setting Popup Sleep Time.............................................................150
Video Alarm Panel....................................................................... 151
Playback from Video Alarm Panel ...................................................151
Tagging an Alarm Thumbnail .........................................................151
8.4. Event Log............................................................................... 152
Exporting a Log .......................................................................... 152
Searching the Event Log ............................................................... 153
System Type.............................................................................153
Event Type ..............................................................................153
Operation Type .........................................................................154
Performing a Search ...................................................................154
Event Log Setup.......................................................................... 154
System Alarm View...................................................................... 154
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Alarm handling in the Surveon VMS is divided into 4 distinct phases:
1.
Condition: The condition is the triggering event for the alarm such as
Motion/Video loss/Sensor Input/Clock Alarm, etc.
2.
Action: Specifies steps and actions that can be undertaken when an
alarm is triggered.
3.
Rule: An alarm rule combines conditions with corresponding actions.
4.
Schedule: Allows the user to schedule the application of specific alarm
rules. This is useful in cases such as applying rules to non-office hours.
This section will guide the user through the setup of VI detection and digital
Inputs for detecting alarm conditions, the setup of digital outputs and alarm
popups and notifications, as well as the setup of alarm rules and schedules.
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8.1. Camera VI Detection Settings
General Motion Detection
General motion detection involves using the software to analyze the video
feed and detect motion in specified areas.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
5. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> General Motion Detection.
6.
If a new window is desired, click the New Region button to create a
new window. Up to 3 detection windows can be set for each camera.
The current window will be highlighted with a red border.
7.
Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window.
8.
Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
9.
Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Trigger Threshold - Adjusts the amount of change allowed before
and event is triggered.
10. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Testing Detection Windows
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> General Motion Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border will appear around any moving objects detected.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
5. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> General Motion Detection option.
6. Highlight an existing detection window.
7. Click the Clear button to delete the window.
8. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> General Motion Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3.
Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Foreign Object Detection
Foreign object detection involves using the software to analyze a video feed
and detect objects that do not belong.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
4. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Foreign Object Detection.
5. If a new window is desired, select Define Detection Zone and click the
New Region button to create a new window. Up to 3 detection windows
can be set for each camera. The current window will be highlighted
with a red border.
6. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window.
7. Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
8. If an object size has not yet been defined, select Define Object and
click the New Region button to create an object box.
9. Click and drag the corners of the object box to define the minimum size
of objects that will be detected.
10. Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Duration - Adjusts the amount of time before an object triggers
an event.
11. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Testing Detection Windows
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Foreign Object Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border will appear around any foreign objects detected.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Foreign Object Detection option.
2. Highlight an existing detection window.
3. Click the Clear button to delete the window.
4. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Foreign Object Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Forbidden Area Detection
Forbidden area detection involves using the software to analyze the video
feed and immediately detect any object in specified areas.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Forbidden Area Detection.
2. If a new window is desired, select Define Detection Zone and click the
New Region button to create a new window. Up to 3 detection windows
can be set for each camera. The current window will be highlighted
with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window.
4. Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
5. If an object size has not yet been defined, select Define Object and
click the New Region button to create an object box.
6. Click and drag the corners of the object box to define the minimum size
of objects that will be detected.
7. Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Interval - Adjusts how much time between each check of the
forbidden area.
8. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Testing Detection Windows
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Forbidden Area Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border will appear around any objects detected in the forbidden
area.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Forbidden Area Detection option.
2. Highlight an existing detection window.
3. Click the Clear button to delete the window.
4. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Forbidden Area Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Intrusion Detection
Intrusion detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and
detect intrusion in specified areas.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Intrusion Detection.
2. If a new window is desired, select Define Detection Zone and click the
New Region button to create a new window. Up to 3 detection windows
can be set for each camera. The current window will be highlighted
with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window.
4. Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
5. If an object size has not yet been defined, select Define Object and
click the New Region button to create an object box.
6. Click and drag the corners of the object box to define the minimum size
of objects that will be detected.
7. Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Interval - Adjusts how much time between each check of the
window for intrusions.
8. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Testing Detection Windows
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Intrusion Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border will appear around any objects detected.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Intrusion Detection option.
2. Highlight an existing detection window.
3. Click the Clear button to delete the window.
4. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Intrusion Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Missing Object Detection
Missing object detection involves using the software to analyze the video
feed and detect missing objects larger than a certain size.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Missing Object Detection.
2. If a new window is desired, select Define Detection Zone and click the
New Region button to create a new window. Up to 3 detection windows
can be set for each camera. The current window will be highlighted
with a red border.
3. Click and drag the white dots along window border of a window to
resize or reshape the window.
4. Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
5. If an object size has not yet been defined, select Define Object and
click the New Region button to create an object box.
6. Click and drag the corners of the object box to define the minimum size
of the missing objects that will be detected.
7. Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Duration (Sec) - Adjusts how much time an object is missing
before an event is triggered.
8. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Testing Detection Windows
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Missing Object Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border will appear if a object goes missing.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Missing Object Detection option.
2. Highlight an existing detection window.
3. Click the Clear button to delete the window.
4. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Missing Object Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Tampering Detection
Tampering detection involves using the software to determine when the
camera has been improperly moved or redirected.
Configuring Tampering Detection
To configure a new detection window:
4. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Tampering Detection.
5. Adjust the sliders:
•
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
Trigger Threshold - Adjusts the amount of change allowed before
an event is triggered.
6. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
Testing Tampering Detection
To test a detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Tampering Detection option.
2. Click the Begin Simulation button enable test detection. During testing
a red border if tampering is detected.
3. Click End Simulation to end the simulation.
4. Click OK to exit the popup.
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Enabling or Disabling a Detection
To enable or disable the detection functions:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> Missing Object Detection option.
2. Check the Enable Event box to enable detection, or uncheck the box to
disable detection.
3. Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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Camera Motion Detection
Camera motion detection involves using the camera hardware to analyze the
video feed and detect motion in specified areas.
Configuring and Editing Detection Windows
To configure a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, and click Motion
Settings> Camera Motion Detection.
Note: You must be logged into the camera before changing settings or else the
operation will fail.
2.
If a new window is desired, enter a name in the New Window Name
field and click the New button. Up to 3 detection windows can be set
for each camera. The current window will be highlighted.
3.
Click and drag the window border of a window to resize or reshape the
window.
4.
Click the interior of a window to drag it to the desired position.
5.
Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)
•
Sensitivity – Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).
•
Frame Percentage - Adjusts the amount of the window that must
change before an event is triggered.
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Deleting a Detection Window
To delete a new detection window:
1. Right-click the camera entry in the Device Browser, then highlight and
click the Motion Settings> General Motion Detection option.
2. Click the X at the top right corner of the window to delete the window.
Click OK to save the changes and exit the popup.
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8.2. Alarm Rules
The Surveon Local Client software provides robust alarm handling features.
To access these features right-click the Server entry and then highlight and
click the Alarm Rule Settings option.
In the alarm rule settings, you can combine the alarm trigger conditions with
action items such as event notification, video recording, and/or camera
movements. Multiple alarm rules can be created using the following elements:
3.
Rule: A short description. For example, “east –fence intrusion
detection” or “front entrance access control.”
4.
Condition: Specifies triggering conditions such as Motion/Video
loss/Sensor input/Clock Alarm, etc.
5.
Action: Specifies the action to take when the alarm is triggered.
6.
Schedule: Allows the user to schedule the application of specific Alarm
rules. This is useful in cases such as applying rules to non-office hours.
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Adding an Alarm Rule
To add an alarm rule
1. Click the New button.
2. Enter a short description for the new rule in the Add Rule field.
3. Choose conditions and actions. Click the …... button in the alarm field
to set up a schedule for the rule. These selections are described in the
following sections.
4. Click the Set button to save the rule.
Alarm Conditions
The follow alarm conditions can be set to trigger the alarm:
General Motion Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection area can be specified for General
Motion Detection. After the detection area is specified, detection can be
activated and an alarm handling scheme configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
General Motion Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have General
Motion Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Foreign Object Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection area can be specified for Foreign
Object Detection. After the detection area is specified, detection can be
activated and an alarm handling scheme configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
the Foreign Object Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have Foreign
Object Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Forbidden Area Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection area can be specified as forbidden
for the Forbidden Area Detection function. After the area is specified,
detection can be activated and an alarm handling scheme configured in this
menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
the Forbidden Area Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have a
Forbidden Area configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Intrusion Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection area can be specified for Intrusion
Detection. After the detection area is specified, detection can be activated
and an alarm handling scheme configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
the Intrusion Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have Intrusion
Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to use all
the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Missing Object Detection
When configuring a camera, an object can be specified for Missing Object
Detection. After the object is specified, detection can be activated and an
alarm handling scheme configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
Missing Object Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have Missing
Object Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Tampering Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection sensitivity and trigger threshold can
be specified for the Tampering Detection. After the detection sensitivity is
specified, detection can be activated and an alarm handling scheme
configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
the Tampering Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have
Tampering Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check
box to use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Camera Motion Detection
When configuring a camera, a detection area can be specified for Camera
Motion Detection. After the detection area is specified, detection can be
activated and an alarm handling scheme configured in this menu.
Clicking on the Detail button will pull up a menu listing all the devices with
Camera Motion Detection active.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that have Camera
Motion Detection configured. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Video Loss
When video input is lost, the alarm is triggered. Clicking on the Details
button will pull up the Video Loss Settings menu, listing all the cameras.
From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that will be used
to trigger the Alarm. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to use all
the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Sensor Input
The alarm is triggered by a sensor input. For example this may include
doorway entry sensors that are connected to the camera system. Clicking on
the Detail button will pull up the Sensor Input Settings menu, listing all the
cameras. From this menu, click the checkboxes next to the cameras that will
be used to trigger the Alarm. Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to
use all the cameras available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Clock Alarm
When a preset time is reached, the alarm is triggered. The Clock Alarm is
triggered only on the day it is configured. Clicking on the Detail button will
pull up the Clock Alarm Settings menu.
From this popup select the hour and minute the alarm will be triggered. Click
the OK button to exit the menu.
Disk Error
The alarm is triggered when a disk drive failure occurs.
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Alarm Actions
The following alarm actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered:
Event Log
The system issues event messages when the alarm is triggered.
Recording
When the alarm is triggered, the system records video onto the storage.
Clicking on the Option button will pull up the Recording Settings menu.
Use the checkboxes within to select cameras that will be recorded.
Optionally, check the All Cameras check box to use all the cameras
available. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Video Popup/E-Map
When the alarm is triggered, a popup video appears on the local client.
Clicking the Option button will pull up a menu.
In the Template Prompt field type a description or information that will be
displayed in the video popup screen. Click the OK button to exit the menu.
Video Alarm Panel
This will display the video feed thumbnail in the video alarm panel for review
and playback.
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PTZ Control
When the alarm is triggered, a Pan-Tilt-Zoom action can be set to slew the
camera to a particular position. For examplClicking on the Option button
brings up the Alarm-PTZ Action Settings menu. In this menu:
1.
Choose a camera from the list.
2.
Select a preset point from the Pan to Action dropdown that the
camera will pan to.
3.
Select the preset that the camera will return to from the Restore to
preset dropdown.
4.
Specify a duration that the camera will stay at the Pan to Action
preset before returning to the Restore to Preset preset using the
Duration slider. Click Apply to save the settings.
5.
Click OK to exit the menu.
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Warning Sound
When the alarm is triggered, the system will play an audible alarm sound.
Clicking on the Option button will pull up the Warning Sound menu, listing
available sounds.
Choose a sound by clicking the radio box next to the desired sound. Click the
OK button to exit the menu.
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E-Mail
When the alarm is triggered, an E-Mail will be sent. Checking this option will
bring up the Alarm – Email Settings menu.
1.
Under the Mail Server heading, enter either enter the URL or IP
address of the SMTP server used to deliver e-mail notifications. The
SMTP server configured here must support UTF-8 encoding.
2.
Enter the server e-mail account user name in the User Name field.
3.
Enter the server e-mail account password in the Password field.
4.
Enter default sender listed in e-mails sent from the server in the Reply
Address field.
5.
Enter one or more recipient e-mail addresses in the Recipients field.
Multiple addresses can be entered by separating individual addresses
with semi -colons “;”.
6.
Enter
the
subject
of
your
notification
e-mails,
e.g.,
Server-
xxxsite1notification in the Mail Title field.
7.
Enter a short message in the Mail Content field to describe the Server
or a surveillance network.
8.
(Optional) Click Send Test Message to send a test message to the email addresses listed.
9.
Click Apply to save your settings.
10. Click OK to exit the menu.
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SMS
When the alarm is triggered, an SMS message will be sent. Checking this
option will bring up the Alarm – SMS Settings menu.
1.
In the Phone Number field, enter the phone numbers that will receive
SMS notifications. Be sure to include the area code, e.g., “86”, in front
of phone numbers. Use commas, “,” to separate individual phone
numbers.
2.
Use the slider bar to select a delay between the occurrence of an
event and SMS message delivery.
3.
(Optional) If a SIM PIN is required, enter the PIN code in the PIN field.
Note that applying incorrect PIN code may disable your SIM card.
To change the PIN code, remove the SIM card from your GSM modem. Use a cell
phone to change the PIN code and then re -install SIM card into the GSM
modem. Changing PIN codes is not recommended because a configuration
failure may disable your SIM card.
4.
In the SMS Content field, type a simple description to include in the
outgoing SMS messages
5.
(Optional) Click Send Test Message to send a test message to the
phone numbers listed.
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Click the Apply button to apply the changes.
7.
Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Relay Output
When the alarm is triggered, a signal will be relayed to an external source
such as a light switch, siren, or other external link. Clicking on the Option
button brings up the Alarm Relay Output Settings menu. In this menu:
1.
Choose a camera from list.
2.
Select an output port to relay to.
3.
Select On to activate the relay
4.
Select a output duration, from 0 to 60 seconds.
5.
Click the OK button to exit the menu.
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Alarm Scheduling
When the alarm is created, click the button labeled Set located in the
scheduling column of the alarm listing to bring up the Alarm Rule Schedule
menu. This displays a table with the days of the week as the columns, and
hours as the rows, allowing the user to schedule the alarm on exact hours.
From this menu, use the following steps to schedule the alarm:
1. Choose the rule that you wish to apply the schedule to.
2.
Click the Enable or Disable radio button to bring up a “paintbrush.”
3.
Click the cursor on the table to “paint” in a schedule. You may click
and drag to paint a wide area.
For example, if you wish to disable the alarm on Tuesday at 6pm, you
would click the box Tuesday-18:00. Disabled time periods are highlighted
in yellow.
Click the OK button to apply the changes and exit the menu.
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8.3. Alarms View and Notification
There are three main ways that Alarm information is displayed when in the
live view mode.
Live View Event Log
The first way that Alarms are displayed is in the Event Log section of the live
view screen. As alarms come in, they are displayed in this area. The area can
be minimized using the double arrow at the top right corner of the area.
The Event Log displays the camera the alarm occurred on, the date, the
alarm type, and if applicable a link to the live-view feed of the camera.
Clicking on the link will open the camera’s live-view in a popup.
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Alarm Popups
Some alarms can be configured to display a popup window when
triggered. When the alarm is triggered the Open Popup Window
button will flash red. When this occurs, clicking the button will open a popup.
The popup will display the alarm trigger condition, the camera that triggered
the alarm as well as live feed from this camera, the time of the alarm, and a
custom configurable message. Any additional popups can be viewed using the
left and right arrows located below the video feed.
Setting Popup Sleep Time
A skip time, in which similar alarms will not trigger a popup for the camera in
question, can be configured in the Alarm Sleep Time box. Using the dropdowns, specify the number of minutes and seconds of skip time. Click Apply
to save your settings.
Clicking the OK button will close the window and save the sleep settings.
Clicking the Cancel button will close the window without saving the sleep
settings.
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Video Alarm Panel
Alarms can be configured to display in the Video Alarm Panel, located to the
left of the main viewing area. When an alarm configured in this manner is
triggered, a thumbnail of the triggering event will be displayed in the panel,
and actions can be taken from this panel.
Playback from Video Alarm Panel
The server is configured to record up to 45 minutes of video after an alarm is
triggered. To play back this video, right-click the thumbnail and select
Play>[Time Length]. A popup will open with the desired playback. Time
lengths available are dependent on, and will not exceed the post-alarm
recording time set in Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings.
Tagging an Alarm Thumbnail
Another unique feature of alarms in the alarm panel, is that they can be
tagged for future reference. To tag the alarm, right-click the thumbnail and
select
Mark>[Label].
Labels
available
are
dependent
on
system
configurations, but the default labels are Mark, Check, Clear, Suspicious.
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8.4. Event Log
The event log is a comprehensive repository of all the events that occur on
the system. To access the event log after logging into the system, the system
log can be accessed by right-clicking the Server entry and choosing the Event
Log Viewer entry. The Log Viewer window will display
The log viewer displays events, split into three types, System events, which
deal with individual modules, Camera events, which deal with cameras and
Operational events which deal with users.
Exporting a Log
If log entries exist, they may be exported by clicking on the Export button at
the bottom of the Log Viewer screen. This will open a dialog box, which
prompts the user to choose a location, and fill in a name for the saved log.
Fill out the location and filename information and click OK to save the logfile.
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Searching the Event Log
Within the Log Viewer screen, click the Query button to bring up the Query
Log dialog box.
Within this dialog, the user may choose to narrow the search to the three
major event types by selecting the checkbox beside the event type:
System Type
These are errors that occur within individual system modules. In the
corresponding selection box, the user can specify a severity (debug, warning,
error and fatal in increasing severity) of the event. The user may also
choose to search all of the severities.
Module Name
The corresponding subfield for System Type is Module Name. In this selection
box, the user can specify a module to search for errors on. The user may also
choose to search over all modules by choosing All.
Event Type
These include errors that occur with cameras. Events include motion
detection, video loss, sensor input, clock alarm, disk error and RAID failure.
The user may also choose to search over all these types.
Source Device
This subfield contains a list of all the cameras installed on the system. The
events can be further narrowed to focus on a single camera by choosing it, or
the search can be done over all cameras by choosing All.
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Operation Type
These events include the console startup and stop, system usage, and other
events that occur during system operation.
User Name
Using the User Name subfield a search can be narrowed down to an individual
user. This selection list contains all the users configured on the system. All
the users can be included by selecting All.
Performing a Search
To perform a search of the logfiles:
1.
If desired, narrow the search by selecting an event type and subfield to
search over. More than one event type can be searched.
2.
Choose a start date and an end date to search over using the calendar
drop-downs.
3.
If desired, click Select time and select an hour and minute for the start
and end times to further narrow the search.
4.
Click the Query button. The results will show in the main Log Viewer
Screen. Mousing over individual entries will display the details for that
entry at the bottom of the Log Viewer.
Event Log Setup
The event log settings can be changed by clicking on the Set button located
at the bottom of the Log View screen.
From this screen, the slider can be adjusted set the number of days that the
system will store each type of log. Days range from 10 to 90 days.
System Alarm View
In addition to the event log, the system alarms will also be displayed at the
bottom of the Live View screen.
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Chapter 9. Domain Settings
9.1. Domain Console....................................................................... 156
Accessing the Domain Console........................................................ 156
Exiting the Domain Console ........................................................... 156
9.2. Account Management................................................................ 157
Adding an Account ...................................................................... 158
Editing an Account ...................................................................... 159
Deleting an Account .................................................................... 160
9.3. Domain and Software Help ......................................................... 161
9.4. Server List Management ............................................................ 162
Scanning for Existing Servers ......................................................... 163
Manually Adding Servers ............................................................... 164
Deleting a Server ........................................................................ 164
Server Settings Management .......................................................... 165
Network Parameters .................................................................... 166
Client Parameters ......................................................................166
Blacklist/Whitelist Settings ...........................................................167
Performance Settings ..................................................................168
Import/Export ............................................................................ 169
Importing Parameters..................................................................169
Exporting Parameters..................................................................169
Backing up Saved Video ...............................................................170
Auto Reboot .............................................................................. 170
VI Manager ................................................................................ 171
Adding a VI Server ......................................................................171
Deleting a VI Server ....................................................................171
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9.1. Domain Console
In the Surveon VMS system, the management scope is referred to as a
“Domain.” Managed servers are all part of a “Domain” with uniform access
rules and a single configuration point. For basic local domains this
configuration point is the Domain Console.
Accessing the Domain Console
The domain console can be activated by clicking on the Gear icon at the topright of the main screen, and selecting Domain Console.
The domain console contains the following functionalities:
•
Account Manager – Used to manage user accounts within the domain.
•
Help – Provides useful information about the domain and software.
•
Server Manager – Provides tools to access, manage, and configure
individual servers within the domain, including the local machine for
remote applications.
Exiting the Domain Console
The domain console can be closed by either clicking on the X button at the
top right corner of the console, or alternately by selecting File>Exit from the
domain console menu bar.
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9.2. Account Management
Account management for the domain can be performed under the Account
Manager>Account List node in the Domain Console. Under this dialog, you
may add, delete, and edit domain users.
The Account List provides the following information about each account:
•
Account Name
•
User Group – Select a user type for this user. There are four options:
o
Admin – This group has complete management privileges,
including account and VMS/Server management rights.
o
Superuser – This group has complete account management rights,
but does not have many VMS/Server configuration rights.
o
User – This group has no configuration rights and limited
VMS/Server performance statistics.
o
Viewer – This group is limited only to viewing, and has no access
to configuration or performance statistics.
•
Status – This shows if the user is disabled or enabled.
•
Description – A simple description of the user.
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Adding an Account
To add an account to the domain:
1. Access the Account List node in the Domain Console.
2. Click the Add button at the bottom of the Account List screen.
3. In the resulting screen fill out information for the new account:
•
Username
•
User Group – Select a user type for this user. There are four options:
o
Admin – This group has complete management privileges,
including account and VMS/Server management rights.
o
Superuser – This group has complete account management
rights, but does not have many VMS/Server configuration rights.
o
User – This group has no configuration rights and limited
VMS/Server performance statistics.
o
Viewer – This group is limited only to viewing, and has no
access to configuration or performance statistics.
•
Password / Confirm Password – The password must be typed twice
for confirmation purposes.
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Description – A simple description of the new user.
4. If desired check the Disable User box to disable this account.
5. Click Ok to add the new account. The account will appear in the
Account List.
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Editing an Account
To edit an account to the domain:
1. Access the Account List node in the Domain Console.
2. Select the account that you wish to edit by clicking on the account.
3. Click the Edit button at the bottom of the Account List screen.
4. In the resulting screen change any of the following account information:
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User Group – Selects a user type for this user. There are four options:
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Admin – This group has complete management privileges,
including account and VMS/Server management rights.
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Superuser – This group has complete account management
rights, but does not have many VMS/Server configuration rights.
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User – This group has no configuration rights and limited
VMS/Server performance statistics.
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Viewer – This group is limited only to viewing, and has no
access to configuration or performance statistics.
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Password / Confirm Password – If changed the password must be
typed twice for confirmation purposes.
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Description – A simple description of the user.
5. If desired check the Disable User box to disable this account.
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6. Click Ok to save the changes to the account. If the account description,
user group or status changes, it will be reflected in the Account List.
Independently Changing an Account Password
In addition to editing the password from using the Account List editing
function, the password for the current account can also be changed by
selecting the Change Password option from the “Gear” menu in the topright corner of the main screen. This will display a dialog that allows you to
enter and confirm a new password.
Deleting an Account
To delete an account to the domain:
1. Access the Account List node in the Domain Console.
2. Select the account that you wish to delete by clicking on the account.
3. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Account List screen.
4. When prompted to confirm deletion click Yes to delete the account.
The deletion will be reflected in the Account List.
Note: The Admin account cannot be deleted.
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9.3. Domain and Software Help
The Domain Console provides a simple information screen that provides
information regarding the domain and VMS/Server. This screen can be
accessed under Help> About in the Domain Console. Clicking on this item will
bring up the information popup:
This popup contains:
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Version – The software version.
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Date – The date the software was produced.
Click the OK button or the X button on the top right of the screen to exit the
information popup.
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9.4. Server List Management
Surveon’s VMS system is designed around a modular client-server architecture.
The domain’s server list is an advanced application for managing multiple
NVR Servers.
Server list management for the domain can be performed under the Server
Manager node in the Domain Console. Under this dialog, you may add, delete,
and edit Servers in the domain.
The Server Manager provides the following information about each Server
configured in the domain:
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Name
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IP
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Module -
The type of Server (VMS for standalone PC, Server for
dedicated hardware Server)
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Channels – The number of supported channels on the Server.
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Revision – The software revision of the Server.
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Scanning for Existing Servers
Users may choose to scan the network for accessible
Servers. To add a Server using this method:
1. Access the Server Manager node in the Domain
Console.
2. Click on the search icon at the top right of the screen. This will bring up
the auto-search popup. The popup will begin by performing a search.
3. After the search is completed, a list of accessible Servers will be shown,
with their corresponding IP addresses, and any domains they belong to
already. Users may search again by clicking the Rescan button.
4. You must first provide the admin password before you can add the
server. Click an entry, and provide an admin password for the Server.
5. Check the Synchronize all Servers checkbox if you wish to use this
password for all remaining Servers on the list as well.
Note: Please check your username and password are correct for additional
servers, as an active check will not be made for you.
6. Click OK to log into the Servers. The first column will display a green
check if the server can be added or a red question mark if it cannot.
7. Click the checkbox of each Server you want to add. Alternatively click
Select All or Deselect to select or deselect all available Servers.
8. Click OK to add the servers to the domain.
9. Click OK again to confirm synchronization. Current account information
will be overwritten with remote information. The new Servers will be
displayed in the Server Manager list.
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Manually Adding Servers
Servers can be manually added under the Server Manager node. To
manually add a server to the domain:
1. Access the Server Manager node in the Domain Console.
2. Click the Add button at the bottom of the Server Manager.
3. Provide the IP of the Server that you wish to add.
4. When prompted, click Yes to confirm synchronization of account
information from the remote Server.
5. Provide the admin password for the remote Server and click OK. The
Server will be added to the Server list.
Deleting a Server
To delete a Server:
1. Access the Server Manager node in the Domain Console.
2. Select the Server that you wish to delete by clicking on the Server entry.
3. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Server Manager screen.
4. When prompted to confirm deletion click Yes to delete the Server. The
deletion will be reflected in the Server Manager.
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Server Settings Management
Server management for the domain can be performed under the Server
Manager>[Server Name] node in the Domain Console.
Under this dialog, you may configure the following items for each Server in
the domain:
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Network Parameters – Includes Remote Monitoring items, such as
Clients, Black/white lists, and network performance.
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Import/Export – Deals with the import and export of server,
account, view, and E-map files.
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Auto Reboot – Allows the scheduling of an automatic reboot.
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VI Manager – Allows users to specify the server used for VI
requests. For VMS the VI server defaults to the recording server.
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Network Parameters
The network management parameters can be found under the Network
Parameters>Remote Monitoring node of under the Server entry. These
parameters deal with client connections, black and whitelists, as well as
network performance.
Client Parameters
The client parameters can be found in the Client tab of under the Network
Management>Remote Monitoring node.
When clients are connected the following information will be displayed for
each client:
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IP Address
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Number of Video Connections – The number of streams that the
client is using.
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Bitrate – The total bitrate of that the client is consuming.
There are also some options that can be changed in this dialog:
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Maximum Connections – Change this number to limit the total
number of video connections. Default is 256. Click Save to save
the changes.
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Kill All Client – This button disconnects all clients connected on
the Server.
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Kill Client – Selecting a client from the client list and clicking this
button will disconnect the client from the Server.
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Blacklist/Whitelist Settings
The blacklist/whitelist parameters can be found in the Blacklist/Whitelist
Settings tab of under the Network Parameters>Remote Monitoring node.
To setup a blacklist or whitelist:
1. Enter an IP range in the two IP fields. The first IP address should be
lower than the second IP address.
2. Click either Add to Whitelist or Add to Blacklist to add the IP range to
the whitelist or blacklist respectively.
3. Repeat the first two steps to set up the blacklist and whitelist. You can
select ranges that have already been configured from the list and click
Delete to delete them.
4. When completed, click either Enable Whitelist to allow only the IP
ranges on the whitelist to access the Server, or Enable Blacklist to
block all the IP ranges on the blacklist from accessing the Server.
5. Click OK to save your changes.
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Performance Settings
The performance parameters can be found in the Performance tab of under
the Network Parameters>Remote Monitoring node.
The following information is available:
•
Total Bitrate – The total video bitrate in Mbps (and loading in
percentage) being supplied to all the connected clients.
•
Individual Data Rate – The individual data rate in Mbps (and
loading in percentage) being supplied by the Server.
•
Network Utilization – Usage statistics for the network link,
including.
o
Network Utilization – Network link utilization percentage.
o
Link Speed – The total link speed in Mbps
o
Number of Video Connections – The total number of video
connections.
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Import/Export
The Import/Export parameters can be found under the Import/Export node in
the Server Manager.
The following types of configuration/setup files can be imported/exported to
the Server:
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Server Configuration
•
Account List
•
View Configuration
•
E-map File
Importing Parameters
To import parameters into the Server:
1. Select the item that you wish to import by clicking on the item type.
2. Click the Import button. A windows explorer dialog will appear.
3. Select the file to import from the file explorer, and click Open to
import the file.
4. Click OK to confirm import. The Server will require a restart before
imported configurations and files are applied.
Exporting Parameters
To export parameters into the Server:
1. Select the item that you wish to export by clicking on the item type.
2. Click the Export button. A windows explorer dialog will appear.
3. Input a filename and select the export path in the file explorer, and
click Save to export the file.
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Backing up Saved Video
Saved video can be found in the recording/installation folder (default
C:\Program Files\Surveon, however this may change depending on your
settings) under folders named RecordingMm-Dd-YYYY. The folder may be
copied and moved between systems for viewing.
Auto Reboot
The Server can be configured to perform a scheduled restart, daily or on a
certain day of the week. Due to the trend of Windows performance
degradation over time, we recommend that a reboot be performed at least
once a week. This function can be found in the Auto Reboot node of the
Server Manager.
To configure an auto restart in this menu:
1. Select the Enable Auto Restart checkbox.
2. From the Every dropdown choose a day which you want to schedule an
automatic restart. Options include weekly (Monday – Sunday) or Daily
restarts.
3. From the At dropdown, choose the hour which you want to perform the
restart. Options include every hour of the day.
4. Click the OK button to save your settings.
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VI Manager
When a Video-Intelligent function is performed on the Server, the Server will
contact a VI server to perform the computation for the VI function. The VI
server list can be managed in the VI Manager node in the Server Manager. In
this dialog existing server IPs and ports can be viewed, and the user can
choose to add or remove servers from the list.
Note: At least one VI server must be configured on the system in order to
successfully perform VI functions.
Adding a VI Server
To add a VI server to the server list in this dialog:
1. Click the Add button, the server will respond with a VI form.
2. Fill in the IP address for the new VI server in the IP field.
3. Unless a specific port is desired and configured, leave the Port field
default value, 6004.
4. Click OK to add the server. The server will be added to the VI server list.
Deleting a VI Server
To remove a VI server to the server list in this dialog:
1. Highlight the listing of the server you wish to remove.
Click the Delete button, the server will be removed from the server list.
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