SMR Series

SMR Series

Smart Megapixel Video Recorder

Administrator Manual

Release 1.1

About This Document

This manual introduces the hardware components of SMR series and describes how to install them. It also provides an overview of Server surveillance functionality, and includes the functions of Surveon Video Management Software for operating and monitoring a Server network.

Version History

Version Description Date

1.0

1.1

Initial release:

1.

SMR 2000/5000 series models are put into this manual; both hardware and software are covered.

2.

Four new steps - Display Resolution,

Change Password, Time Settings and

Network Settings are added in Install

Wizard.

1. SMR 8000 series models are added.

2. Revise the Software Module Framework and add the System Architecture into the manual.

3. Add instructions for the CMS.

4. Add Software Installation section.

5. Add instructions for the Web Client.

November 2011

January 2011

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All Rights Reserved © Surveon Technology 2011

Copyright Statement

No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written consent of

Surveon Technology Inc.

Disclaimer

Surveon Technology makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Furthermore, Surveon

Technology reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Product specifications are also subject to change without notice.

Trademarks

Surveon and Surveon logo are trademarks of Surveon Technology Inc. Other names prefixed with “SMR” are trademarks of Surveon Technology Inc.

Microsoft Windows and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft

Corporation.

Linux is a trademark of Linux Torvals.

Solaris and Java are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

All other names, brands, products or services are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Table of Contents

About This Document .................................................................... 2

Version History ........................................................................... 2

Copyright Statement .........................................................................3

Table of Contents .............................................................................4

Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 15

Device Site Recommendations............................................................ 15

Regulatory Compliance Information ..................................................... 16

Chapter 1. Product Overview............................................................. 18

1.1. Features and Benefits ............................................................. 18

1.2. Specifications for the SMR Series ............................................... 18

Model List for SMR Series ............................................................. 18

Hardware Specifications .............................................................. 19

VMS Specifications ..................................................................... 19

Chapter 2. Hardware Overview .......................................................... 21

2.1. Front Panel .......................................................................... 21

2.2. Rear Panel ........................................................................... 22

2.3. Hard Drive Designation............................................................ 24

2.4. LED Definitions ..................................................................... 25

Front Panel LED ........................................................................ 25

Drive Tray LED .......................................................................... 26

Rear Panel Ethernet LED .............................................................. 27

Chapter 3. Software Overview ........................................................... 28

3.1. Software Introduction ............................................................. 28

3.2. Module Framework ................................................................ 28

3.3. System Architecture ............................................................... 30

Standalone Server (Client-Server All-in-One) ...................................... 30

Standalone Server + Remote Web Client ........................................... 31

Multiple Servers + CMS Client ........................................................ 34

Network Requirements ................................................................ 36

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Configuring Windows Firewall Exceptions ..................................... 36

Opening Ports ...................................................................... 37

Warnings / Precautions........................................................... 37

Windows Vista/7 User Notes.......................................................... 38

Chapter 4. Installation ..................................................................... 39

4.1. Before You Start.................................................................... 39

Checklist for Operating Environment................................................ 39

Checklist for Network Topology...................................................... 39

4.2. Hard Drive Installation ............................................................ 40

Hard Drive Installation Prerequisites ................................................ 40

Inserting Hard Drive into Drive Tray................................................. 40

4.3. Cabling ............................................................................... 42

4.4. Powering up SMR ................................................................... 43

SMR 2000 Series ........................................................................ 43

SMR 5000/8000 Series ................................................................. 43

4.5. Software Installation............................................................... 44

Installing the VMS ...................................................................... 44

Installing the CMS (Optional) ......................................................... 47

Installing the Web Client (Optional)................................................. 51

Prerequisite to use Web Client.................................................. 51

Downloading Web Client Components.......................................... 51

4.5. Starting the Client ................................................................. 54

Logging to the VMS Client............................................................. 54

Logging into CMS Client ............................................................... 54

Logging to the Web Client ............................................................ 54

Checking the Software Version....................................................... 55

Logging out.............................................................................. 55

4.7. Install Wizard ....................................................................... 56

Chapter 5. Basic System Settings ........................................................ 62

5.1. Initializing a Camera............................................................... 62

Initializing a Camera................................................................... 62

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5.2. Setting up Live View............................................................... 63

5.3. Using the LCD Menu in SMR 5000 Series ....................................... 64

Checking the System Status .......................................................... 64

Rebooting/Shutting Down SMR ....................................................... 64

Chapter 6. Live View ....................................................................... 65

6.1. Live View Window Overview..................................................... 65

Resizing and Minimizing Windows.................................................... 66

Minimizing Controls ............................................................... 66

Hiding and Showing the Explorer Area ......................................... 66

6.2. View Setup .......................................................................... 67

Types of Views.......................................................................... 67

Adding a View........................................................................... 68

Renaming a View ....................................................................... 69

Deleting a View......................................................................... 69

Sending View to a New Window...................................................... 69

Switching Between Views ............................................................. 69

Changing Aspect Ratio................................................................. 70

Switching Between Different Screen Divisions ..................................... 70

Creating and Using New Screen Divisions ...................................... 70

Screen Division Page Use......................................................... 71

Auto-flipping Pages ............................................................... 71

Exiting Different Screen Divisions............................................... 71

Managing Sequences ................................................................... 72

Creating a Sequence .............................................................. 72

Editing a Sequence................................................................ 74

Deleting a Sequence .............................................................. 76

6.3. Functionality Within Views....................................................... 77

Digital Zoom ............................................................................ 77

Instant Playback........................................................................ 78

Manual Recording ...................................................................... 78

Image Settings .......................................................................... 78

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Video Ratio Adjustment ............................................................... 79

Preset Pan............................................................................... 79

Plug-In Overlays ........................................................................ 79

Image Overlay ..................................................................... 79

HTML Overlay ...................................................................... 80

Reconnect ............................................................................... 81

Remove the Camera ................................................................... 81

System Status Indicators .............................................................. 81

6.4. Full Screen View ................................................................... 82

Entering Full Screen View............................................................. 82

Exiting Full Screen Mode .............................................................. 82

6.5. E-Maps ................................................................................ 82

Adding Sub-Maps ....................................................................... 82

Adding Additional E-Maps ............................................................. 82

Changing E-Map Order ................................................................. 83

Renaming an E-Map .................................................................... 83

Configuring an E-Map .................................................................. 83

Deleting an E-Map...................................................................... 84

Using the E-Map ........................................................................ 84

Chapter 7. Server Setup ................................................................... 85

7.1. Server Basic Functions ............................................................ 85

Logging Into a Server .................................................................. 85

Logging Out of a Server ............................................................... 85

Renaming a Server ..................................................................... 86

Viewing Server and Client Information.............................................. 86

7.2. Server Settings...................................................................... 87

General Server Settings ............................................................... 87

To perform Notification Setting...................................................... 88

Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings .................................................. 91

Storage Management .................................................................. 92

7.3. Scheduling Recording.............................................................. 94

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Global Scheduling ...................................................................... 94

Weekly Global Scheduling........................................................ 94

Daily Global Scheduling .......................................................... 95

Individual Scheduling .................................................................. 96

Weekly Individual Scheduling.................................................... 96

Daily Individual Scheduling ...................................................... 97

Chapter 8. Camera Setup.................................................................. 99

8.1. Configuring DHCP Service ........................................................ 99

8.2. Adding Cameras .................................................................. 100

Automatic Scan for Cameras ........................................................ 100

Manually Adding Cameras ............................................................ 103

Deleting a Camera .................................................................... 104

Initializing a Camera.................................................................. 104

8.3. Camera General Settings........................................................ 105

Logging into a Camera................................................................ 105

Changing the Camera Model and Vendor .......................................... 105

General Settings....................................................................... 106

OSD Settings ........................................................................... 107

Privacy Mask Settings ................................................................. 108

8.4. Camera Image and Quality Settings........................................... 110

Camera Image Settings ............................................................... 110

Video Quality Settings ................................................................ 111

8.5. PTZ Settings ....................................................................... 112

PTZ Settings............................................................................ 112

PTZ Preset Settings ................................................................... 113

Adding a Preset................................................................... 113

Deleting a Preset ................................................................. 114

PTZ Patrol Settings.................................................................... 114

8.6. PTZ Controls....................................................................... 116

Basic Functions ........................................................................ 116

Pan and Tilt ....................................................................... 116

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Focus ............................................................................... 116

Zoom ............................................................................... 116

Patrol ................................................................................... 117

Presets .................................................................................. 117

Panning to a Preset .............................................................. 117

Adding a Preset................................................................... 117

Deleting a Preset ................................................................. 117

Chapter 9. Alarms and Events .......................................................... 118

9.1. Camera VI Detection Settings .................................................. 119

General Motion Detection............................................................ 119

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows.................................. 119

Testing Detection Windows ..................................................... 120

Deleting a Detection Window .................................................. 120

Enabling or Disabling a Detection.............................................. 120

Foreign Object Detection ............................................................ 121

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows.................................. 121

Testing Detection Windows ..................................................... 122

Deleting a Detection Window .................................................. 122

Enabling or Disabling a Detection.............................................. 122

Forbidden Area Detection............................................................ 123

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows.................................. 123

Testing Detection Windows ..................................................... 124

Deleting a Detection Window .................................................. 124

Enabling or Disabling a Detection.............................................. 124

Missing Object Detection............................................................. 125

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows.................................. 125

Testing Detection Windows ..................................................... 126

Deleting a Detection Window .................................................. 126

Enabling or Disabling a Detection.............................................. 126

Tampering Detection ................................................................. 127

Configuring Tampering Detection.............................................. 127

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Testing Tampering Detection................................................... 127

Enabling or Disabling a Detection.............................................. 128

Camera Motion Detection ............................................................ 129

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows.................................. 129

Deleting a Detection Window .................................................. 130

9.2. Alarm Rules........................................................................ 131

Adding an Alarm Rule................................................................. 132

Alarm Conditions ................................................................. 132

Alarm Actions ..................................................................... 137

Alarm Scheduling ................................................................. 143

9.3. Alarms View and Notification .................................................. 144

Live View Event Log .................................................................. 144

Alarm Popups .......................................................................... 145

Setting Popup Sleep Time....................................................... 145

Video Alarm Panel .................................................................... 146

Playback from Video Alarm Panel ............................................. 146

Tagging an Alarm Thumbnail ................................................... 146

9.4. Event Log .......................................................................... 147

Exporting a Log ........................................................................ 147

Searching the Event Log.............................................................. 148

System Type ...................................................................... 148

Event Type ........................................................................ 148

Operation Type ................................................................... 149

Performing a Search ............................................................. 149

Event Log Setup ....................................................................... 149

System Alarm View.................................................................... 149

Chapter 10. Search and Playback ...................................................... 150

10.1. Introduction ..................................................................... 150

10.2. Date/Time Search............................................................... 151

Time Selection......................................................................... 151

Recent Time ...................................................................... 151

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Specified Time.................................................................... 151

Camera Selection ..................................................................... 152

Timeline ................................................................................ 152

Playback ................................................................................ 154

Advanced Video Settings ........................................................ 155

Capturing Screenshot ............................................................ 155

Capturing Video Clip ............................................................. 156

10.3. VI Search ......................................................................... 157

Creating a VI Search .................................................................. 157

Time Selection.................................................................... 157

Camera Selection................................................................. 159

Setting New Search Criteria .................................................... 159

Saving/Retrieving a VI Search ....................................................... 170

Using the Search Results ............................................................. 170

Selecting the Result.............................................................. 170

Result Playback................................................................... 171

Playback Synchronization ....................................................... 171

Capturing Screenshot ............................................................ 171

Capturing Video Clip ............................................................. 172

Logging and Noting............................................................... 173

10.4. Event Search..................................................................... 174

Creating an Event Search ............................................................ 174

Time Selection.................................................................... 174

Camera Selection................................................................. 175

Setting Event Search Criteria................................................... 175

Using the Search Results ............................................................. 176

Selecting the Result.............................................................. 176

Result Playback................................................................... 177

Playback Synchronization ....................................................... 178

Capturing Screenshot ............................................................ 178

Logging and Noting............................................................... 179

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10.5. Live View and Playback on the Web Client ................................ 180

Setting up Live View .................................................................. 180

Use of 1x/4x views .................................................................... 180

Camera Control........................................................................ 180

PTZ Control ............................................................................ 181

Playback Settings...................................................................... 182

Chapter 11. System Setup............................................................... 183

11.1. Home Page ....................................................................... 183

Entering the Home Page – SMR Server ............................................. 183

Common Server Tasks ........................................................... 183

Common Camera Tasks .......................................................... 184

Common Other Tasks ............................................................ 184

Recent Key Events ............................................................... 185

System Health History ........................................................... 185

System Status ..................................................................... 185

Entering the Home Page –CMS Server .............................................. 185

Tasks ............................................................................... 185

NVR Status......................................................................... 187

11.2. NVR Server Setup ............................................................... 188

General Tasks.......................................................................... 188

Alarm Rule Settings .............................................................. 188

View Log ........................................................................... 188

E-Map .............................................................................. 188

Global Schedule .................................................................. 188

Individual Schedule .............................................................. 189

Storage............................................................................. 189

Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings ............................................ 189

Email ............................................................................... 189

Digital I/O Settings............................................................... 189

Genera Server Settings .......................................................... 189

Other Tasks ............................................................................ 190

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Reboot NVR Server ............................................................... 190

VI Manager ........................................................................ 191

Schedule Reboot.................................................................. 192

Audio Input ........................................................................ 192

Auto-Login......................................................................... 192

VI Panel ............................................................................ 193

Lock Windows..................................................................... 193

Import/Export .................................................................... 193

Customize Logo................................................................... 194

11.3. Camera Setup ................................................................... 195

General Tasks.......................................................................... 195

Scan for Cameras................................................................. 195

Add Cameras ...................................................................... 195

Delete Camera.................................................................... 195

Camera Settings ....................................................................... 196

Image Settings .................................................................... 196

Advanced Video Settings ........................................................ 196

General Camera Settings........................................................ 196

Edit Camera ....................................................................... 196

PTZ Settings....................................................................... 196

Preset Settings.................................................................... 196

OSD Settings ...................................................................... 197

Mask Settings ..................................................................... 197

Initialize ........................................................................... 197

Video Analytics ........................................................................ 197

General Motion Detection....................................................... 197

Foreign Object Detection ....................................................... 197

Forbidden Area Detection....................................................... 197

Intrusion Detection .............................................................. 197

Missing Object Detection........................................................ 198

Tampering Detection ............................................................ 198

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Camera Motion Detection ....................................................... 198

11.4. Account Manager ............................................................... 199

Adding an Account .................................................................... 200

Editing an Account .................................................................... 201

Deleting an Account .................................................................. 202

11.5. Network Parameters ........................................................... 203

Main Tasks.............................................................................. 203

Maximum Video Connections ................................................... 204

Blacklist/Whitelist Settings ..................................................... 205

Bandwidth Monitoring ........................................................... 206

Edit NVR ........................................................................... 206

DHCP Server....................................................................... 207

Web Server ........................................................................ 207

11.6. Other Parameters............................................................... 208

Other Tasks ............................................................................ 208

Import/Export .................................................................... 208

Resolution ......................................................................... 209

Language .......................................................................... 210

Help ................................................................................ 210

About............................................................................... 210

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Safety Precautions

Electric Shock Warning

This equipment may cause electric shocks if not handled properly.

Access to this equipment should only be granted to trained operators and maintenance personnel who have been instructed of, and fully understand the possible hazardous conditions and the consequences of accessing non-field-serviceable units such as the power supplies.

The system must be unplugged before moving, or in the even that it becomes damaged.

Reliable Grounding

Particular attention should be given to prepare reliable grounding for the power supply connection. It is suggested to use a direct connection to the branch circuit. Check for proper grounding before powering on the device.

Overloading Protection

The device should be installed according to specifications. Provide a suitable power source with electrical overload protection. Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the device.

ESD Precautions

Please observe all conventional anti-ESD methods while handling the device.

The use of a grounded wrist strap and an anti-static work pad are recommended. Avoid dust and debris in your work area.

Device Site Recommendations

The device should be installed according to specifications. This device should be operated at a site that is:

Clean, dry, and free of excessive airborne particles.

Well-ventilated and away from heat sources such as direct sunlight and radiators.

Clear of vibration or physical shock.

Away from strong electromagnetic fields produced by other devices.

Available with properly grounded wall outlet for power. In regions where power sources are unstable, apply surge suppression.

Available with sufficient space behind the device for cabling.

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Regulatory Compliance Information

Regulatory Compliance Information

 FCC/CE Class B

 IEC 60950

Shown below is the location of the compliance statement label.

FCC

(applies in the U.S. and Canada)

FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules (47 CFR, Part 2,

Part 15 and CISPR PUB. 22 Class B). These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with this user’s guide, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Warning!

A shielded power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference with nearby radio and television reception. Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.

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This device is in conformity with the EMC.

Surveon is committed to being properly prepared and taking all the necessary steps that will result in our compliance with the new European directive,

RoHS (2002/95/EC), on or before the specific dates set forth in those applicable laws and regulations. Surveon is applying its own internal efforts and expertise and is working closely with customers and suppliers to achieve compliance while maintaining an uninterrupted supply of quality products.

Surveon is currently investigating, evaluating, and qualifying our materials and components to ensure that products sold on or after 1 July 2006, in such territory, are in compliance with the above regulations.

Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European

Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By proper waste handling of this product you ensure that it has no negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused if this product is thrown into the garbage bin. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources.

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Chapter 1.

Product Overview

1.1.

Features and Benefits

The Surveon SMR series is a state-of-the-art network video recorder features hardware RAID, low power and hot swappable hard disks. With bay hard disk trays, the SMR series is the best in class NVR that supports megapixel quality video of 6 to 48 channels for video retention periods from 7 to 40 days or more. In addition, the SMR series is fully burn-in-tested and uses preloaded Surveon Enterprise VMS to eliminate compatibility issues while reducing maintenance overheads. It is out of question that the SMR series is the most reliable and cost-effective solution for small to medium sized surveillance needs.

1.2.

Specifications for the SMR Series

Model List for SMR Series

SMR2000 Series SMR5000 Series SMR8000 Series

SMR2006 –

6CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR2010 –

10CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR2016 –

16CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR5012 –

12CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR5016 –

16CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR5020 –

20CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR8025 –

25CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR8032 –

32CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR8036 –

36CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR8040 –

40CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

SMR8048 –

48CH Megapixel H/W RAID NVR

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Hardware Specifications

System Processor

SMR 2000 Series

Intel

®

ATOM525 Dual Core @ 1.8 GHz

SMR 5000 Series

System Memory

Chipset

Disk on Module

Storage

DDR3 2GB

Intel

4GB

®

ICH9R

Hard Disk Trays

Max. Storage

Capacity (TB)

I/O Interface

H/W RAID

Electrical

3.5” SATA HDD ; HDD hot swappable

2 bay

4

5 bay

10

VGA: 1xD-Sub

RJ-45: 2x1 Gigabit Ethernet

USB: 4x USB2.0 e-SATA: x1

RAID 0, 1 RAID 0, 1, 5

Input Voltage: 12VDC, 5A

Power Consumption

(in operation): 43W

Input Voltage: 100~240VAC, 3.5A

Frequency: 47~63Hz

Power Consumption

(in operation): 43W

Humidity: 5 to 80% (non-condensing)

Temperature: 5 to 40°C

Operating

Environment

LCD Panel No Yes

LED Indicator

Dimensions (mm)

Yes

190(H) x 110(W) x 245(D) 225(H) x 175(W) x 245(D)

Weight

(without hard drives)

Certificate

3 kg 5 kg

BSMI, CB, FCC / CE Class B , UL60959/ IEC60950, GOST

SMR 8000 Series

Intel

®

Core i3 – 2100 Processor @

3.10GHz

DDR3 4GB

Intel

®

Q67 Express Chipset

8 bay

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VGA: 1xD-Sub/1xHDMI

RJ-45: 2x1 Gigabit Ethernet

USB: 6x USB2.0

COM: x1

RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD

Input Voltage: 100~240VAC, 4~8A

Frequency: 47~63Hz

Power Consumption (in operation): 430W

310(H) x 175(W) x 380(D)

8.9 kg

VMS Specifications

Live View eMAP

PTZ

Investigation

• Real-time network camera discovery

• Versatile views of various screen divisions

• HTML and image overlays

• Multiple views supported

• View patrolling for single or multiple views

• Real time video/event alarm display

• Instant playback

• Video clip bookmarking

• Drag-n-drop camera manipulation

• Directional camera display

• Hierarchical map structure

• Real time event alert

• Instant live video of camera

• Multiple maps supported

• Pan, tilt, zoom operations (dependent of the camera)

• Built-in, floating PTZ control panel

• Preset position (dependent of the camera)

• Scheduled or continuous camera patrolling

• Event-driven camera patrolling

• Search by date, time, camera

• Search by pre-defined recent time

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Instant Playback

Video Intelligence

Remote Management

3rd Party IPCAM

General & Misc

• Search by VI event combinations

• Search over multiple days

• Search over multiple cameras

• Video clip bookmarking and commenting

• Search via built-in VI analyzer

• Customizable bookmark

• Intuitive, video thumbnail search results

• Cue-in, cue-out and repeat

• Quick playback by video thumbnail

• 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x play, pause, stop

• AVI-formatted video clip export

• Supported in video alarm, event alarm, view functions

• Pre-defined playback durations

• Video clip bookmarking

• General motion detection

• Missing object detection

• Foreign object detection

• Intrusion detection

• Forbidden area detection

• Tampering detection

Full functional operation & management via standalone VMS Client

AXIS, SONY, Panasonic, Mobotix, Arecont Vision,

IQinVision, Zavio, VIVOTEK, ACTi, D-Link, Asoni,

AVTech

• Video codec: H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG

• Image enhancement

• Video privacy mask

• Digital zoom in, zoom out

• Log viewer

• Windows lockup

• Client auto login

• Digital I/O management

• Automatic storage recycling

• Client-server architecture

• Guaranteed performance of long period recording

• Configurable video retention period

• Language supported: English, French, German,

Portuguese, Spanish, Simple Chinese, Traditional

Chinese

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Chapter 2.

Hardware Overview

2.1.

Front Panel

SMR2000 Series SMR5000 Series SMR8000 Series

SMR Pro

SMR Pr o

SMR Pro

1. LCD Display

2. Enter Switch

3. Select Switch

4. LED Indicators

5. Power Switch

6. Front USB Connector

7. Video Back Up Button

Function

Shows system messages.

Confirms the options and functions after the Select Switch is used.

Shows the menu for choosing RAID0, RAID1 or RAID5.

Please refer to the RAID Option Table while choosing a RAID level.

Indicates the network, hard drive, and system status.

Powers up the SMR. When the power is on, the power indicator will shine in blue.

Connects external accessories such as mouse, keyboard or other external devices.

Reserved

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2.2.

Rear Panel

SMR2000 Series

1

2

SMR5000 Series SMR8000 Series

1

2

Eo nN AS

1

2

1. Power Socket

2. e-SATA Port x1

3. USB Port x4

4. LAN Port (GbE Ethernet port) x2

5. Restore Button

6. VGA Port

7. 12V DC Power Port

8. Kensington Lock-hole

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Function

Used for connecting power cable.

Used for connecting the SMR with e-SATA drives.

Used for exporting video clips as evidence support to external storage devices.

Used for connecting the SMR with the network.

Note that only the upper LAN port can be used.

Reserved

Used for attaching an external monitor to the SMR.

Used for connecting power cable.

For use with a Kensington lock. Please refer to

9. COM Port

10. HDMI Port

11. USB Port x2

12. Safety Switch

13. Audio Ports

your Kensington lock for instructions.

Reserved

Used for connecting audio/video devices such as video projectors and DVD players.

Used for exporting video clips as evidence support to external storage devices.

Used for preventing injury if someone inadvertently attempts to open the machine.

Please make sure it’s on after the power cable is attached to the power socket.

Used for attaching audio devices such as headphones and speakers.

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SMR Pro

2.3.

Hard Drive Designation

The hard drives in SMR 2000 series are located from left to right in numeric order, while the hard drives in SMR 5000/8000 series are located from top to bottom in numeric order.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SMR Pro

2

4

5

2

3

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2.4.

LED Definitions

Front Panel LED

Name

Network

HDD

Color

Green

LED Status

On

Off

Amber

Blink

On

Off

Blink

System

Red On

Blink

Function

Indicates that power is on and network is connected.

Indicates that network is disconnected.

Indicates that network activity is in progress.

Indicates that the hard drive can be accessed.

Indicates that a hard drive read/write error occurred.

Indicates one of the followings:

(1)Disk volume creation is in progress.

(2)Online RAID level migration is in progress.

(3)RAID rebuilding is in progress.

Indicates the system fan is malfunctioning.

Indicates that system is starting up.

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Drive Tray LED

Two LED indicators are located on the right side of each drive tray. When notified by a drive failure message, you should check the drive tray indicators to find the correct location of the failed drive.

Name

1. Drive Busy LED

Color

Blue

LED Status

Blink

Off

2. Power Status LED

Green / Red On

Function

Indicates that the data is being written to or read from the drive.

Indicates that there is no activity on the disk drive.

GREEN indicates that the drive bay is populated and is working normally.

RED indicates that the disk drive has failed, or a connection problem occurred.

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Rear Panel Ethernet LED

Note:

Users can only use LAN port1.

Name

1. Link Status LED

Color

Green

2. Activity LED

Amber

LED Status

On

Off

Blink

Function

Indicates that the connection is established.

Indicates that the connection is not established.

Indicates data transfer activity

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Chapter 3.

Software Overview

3.1.

Software 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.

It operates in a client-server mode: The Local Client and Local Domain Server run for standalone SMR/NVR/VMS Server, while the Remote Client (Web Client components needed) receives live video streams and event video playbacks from

LAN or Internet. All administrative tasks are performed on the Client. The client software provides the ability to monitoring and playback recorded videos from multiple cameras. And for users having multiple SMR/NVR/VMS Servers, Surveon’s

Central Management Software (its main functions are the same with the VMS) can be utilized to manage over the domain infrastructure.

3.2.

Module Framework

VMS/NVR Server

••••

Combines video recording, archival and retrieval functionalities for individual servers/standalone PCs.

••••

Serves as the connection point for client stations.

Local Domain Server

••••

The interface between the VMS/VI Servers and any clients.

••••

User authentication server.

Local Client

••••

Local access, software installed on standalone PCs/SMRs for live video monitoring, event recording playback access and VMS system configuration.

Remote Web Client

••••

Remote access, software installed on remote PCs for live video monitoring, event recording playback access.

Web Server

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••••

Allows user to access the live video stream, PTZ control and event recording playbacks through Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or higher) after the Web Clients components are downloaded.

VI Server

••••

The video intelligence processing point for a VMS solution.

••••

Preinstalled on SMR/NVR Server, and optional on a separate server/PC

(VMS).

CMS Domain Server

••••

Allows centralized control over multiple Trusted VMS Server points and connections from multiple clients.

CMS Client

••••

Software capable of accessing multiple Trusted VMS Servers through the CMS Domain Server.

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3.3.

System Architecture

VMS operates in scalable client - server architecture. This architecture can be divided into three types: (1) Standalone Server (2) Standalone Server + Remote

Web Client (3) Multiple Servers + CMS Client.

These are the hardware requirements for using PCs as Server or Client.

Support NVRs

Operating System

CPU

RAM

Display Card

6~32CH <= 16CH

32-bit :

Windows XP Professional, Home; Windows Vista Home Basic, Home

Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate; Windows 7 Home Basic,

Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate; Windows

Server 2008 R2

64-bit :

Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional

Intel Core i7-860 or above Intel Core i3-530 or above

4 GB or above 2 GB or above

On board (generic)

Hard Drive

Network Interface nVidia GeForce 210 512MB,

ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB or above

SATA 7200 RPM, 500 GB or above

1G bit/s or above

Standalone Server (Client-Server All-in-One)

For users with standalone Server, the Local Client UI is used to manage SMR

Server services:

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Application:

The Server, IP cameras are all in the same LAN.

Use SMR as Server

No installation needed.

Use PC as Server

Install both the VMS/NVR Server and VMS Client on a PC:

1

Insert the VMS/IPCAM product CD.

2

Click

VMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation. 3 Choose

Typical Setup

. If you don’t need video analytic functions,

Advanced Setup

can be selected to uncheck the VI Server.

Standalone Server + Remote Web Client

For remote users to connect to SMR/NVR Server, the Web Client, an ActiveX application (OCX) is used for live viewing & event playbacks through the Web

Browser:

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Application1: Internet

1

The Server, IP cameras and the PCs are all in the same LAN.

[NVR Server]

Use SMR/NVR as Server

No installation needed.

Use PC as Server

Install the VMS/NVR Server on a PC:

1 Insert the VMS/IPCAM product CD. 2 Click

VMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation. 3 Choose

Advanced Setup

to uncheck the VMS Client. If you don’t need video analytic functions, the VI Server can also be unchecked.

Install the Web Server on the PC:

1 Insert the VMS/IPCAM product CD. 2 Click

Browse CD/DVD

in the menu. 3

Double click

WebServerSetup.exe

to start the installation

.

[Client]

Install the VMS Client on PCs:

1 Insert the NVR/SMR product CD. 2 Click

VMS Client

on the menu to start the installation.

Install the Web Client on the PCs:

Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or above) and enter your

VMS Server IP address + “/webclient”

in your web browser’s URL location, eg. http://172.18.6.9/webclient to download the Web Client application.

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Note:

Please refer to

Installing the VMS and Installing the Web Client

for details.

Application 2: Internet 2

The Server, some of the IP cameras and the PC are all in the same LAN, while the other IP cameras are installed in remote location with Public IP.

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Multiple Servers + CMS Client

For users with multiple SMR/NVR Servers, CMS Client UI is used to manage over the domain infrastructure.

Application: Internet

3

(1) The Servers, IP cameras and the PCs are in LAN A.

(2) Some IP cameras are installed in LAN B, which is behind a different router in a remote location.

(3) Users are allowed to connect the SMRs/NVRs from remote PC over the Internet.

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[NVR Server]

Use SMR/NVR as Server

No installation needed.

Use PC as Server

Install the VMS/NVR Servers on PCs:

1 Insert the VMS/IPCAM product CD. 2 Click

VMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation. 3 Choose

Advanced Setup

to uncheck the VMS Client. The VI Server can also be unchecked, if you don’t need video analytic functions.

[VI Server] (Optional)

You can choose to install the VI Server only on a standalone PC to manage the video intelligence data.

1 Insert the VMS/IPCAM product CD. 2 Click

VMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation.

3

Choose

Advanced Setup

to choose VI Server only.

[CMS Domain Server]

Install the CMS Domain Server on a PC:

1 Insert the NVR/SMR product CD. 2 Click

CMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation. 3 Choose

Advanced Setup

to select the CMS Domain Server only.

[CMS Client]

Install the CMS Client on PCs:

1

Insert the NVR/SMR product CD.

2

Click

CMS Suite

on the menu to start the installation. 3 Choose

Advanced Setup

to select the CMS Client only.

Note:

(1) For users don’t have Surevon SMR/NVR series, please contact your dealer for the CMS installation file. (2) The CMS Domain Server can also be installed together with the CMS Client in the same PC by choosing

Typical Setup.

(3) Please refer to

Installing the VMS

and

Installing the

CMS

for details.

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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.

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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 by selecting

All Programs> Accessories >

Command Prompt.

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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Chapter 4.

Installation

4.1. Before You Start

Checklist for Operating Environment

Users need to prepare the following devices to set up the surveillance system.

Network Video Recorder

IP Camera

Network

Storage

SMR series

Network Cameras (such as Surveon CAM2320)

Existing LAN, Switch, Router

or

Hub (please see the

Network Topology below)

Hard Drives

Note:

The hard drives should be purchased

separately

.

Checklist for Network Topology

Make sure you have the right switch/hub for your environment. Either of the following options will work.

Existing LAN

Router

Switch/Hub

Common Topology

LAN Switch with DHCP Server

LAN Switch with build-in DHCP Server

No DHCP Server(refer to the Note below)

Reference Product

Office LAN

D-Link DIR-130

D-Link DES-1108

Note:

For devices without DHCP Server function, please refer to “Configuring

DHCP Service”.

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4.2.

Hard Drive Installation

Hard Drive Installation Prerequisites

When purchasing hard drives, the following factors should be considered:

Capacity:

Use drives with the same capacity. (The maximum is 2TB for SMR2000/5000 series, and 3TB for SMR8000 series.)

Drive type:

The system uses SATA interface 3.5-inch hard drives.

Please ensure that you purchase the correct hard drives.

Inserting Hard Drive into Drive Tray

1.

Open the front panel of the SMR system.

2.

Press the release button (indicated by the

blue arrow

) on the bezel, the bezel panel should open automatically and gently pull out the hard drive tray.

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R elease button

3.

Place the hard drive into the drive tray. Make sure the hard drive’s interface connector is facing the open side of the drive tray and its label side facing up. Adjust the drive’s location until the mounting holes in the drive tray are aligned with those on the hard drive. Secure the drive with four supplied flat head screws.

4.

With the tray bezel open, insert the hard drive and tray into the system enclosure.

5.

Close the tray bezel.

6.

Use the small flat blade screwdriver to turn the bezel lock from the unlock to lock position.

7.

Repeat above steps to install other hard drives.

8.

Close the system front panel when you are done installing hard drives.

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4.3. Cabling

Connect cables to the rear panel ports as follows.

USB Port

LAN Port

1

2

VGA Port

Insert mouse, keyboard or other external devices to the USB port to operate the Video Management Software (VMS).

Insert the LAN cable to the upper LAN port to connect the SMR to a local network where your IP cameras reside.

(Connection to analog cameras is also available via an IP encoder.)

Connect an external monitor capable of 32bit or higher color quality to the VGA Port to view the VMS interface.

Note:

Users can only use LAN port1.

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4.4. Powering up SMR

SMR 2000 Series

1.

Press the Power Switch.

2.

See if the System LED starting up.

is blinking, which means the system is

3.

See if the Network LED has turned green, which indicates power is on and network is connected.

4.

See if the HDD LED accessed.

SMR 5000/8000 Series

1.

Press the Power Switch.

is on, which means the hard drive can be

2.

See if the System LED starting up.

is blinking, which means the system is

3.

See if the Network LED has turned green, which indicates power is on and network is connected.

4.

See if the HDD LED accessed.

is on, which means the hard drive can be

5.

The Server name and the IP address will be shown on the LCD screen.

SMR

SMR Server

172.18.6.179

SELECT

E NTE R

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4.5. Software Installation

Installing the VMS

1.

Insert the SMR 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.

Click

VMS Client

to start the installation.

2.

Choose

typical setup

. Then Click

Next

to continue.

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3.

The confirmation screen will display. Click

Install

. A progress bar will display, indicating installation progress.

4.

When installation is finished, an informational screen will display.

Click

Finish

to complete installation.

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5.

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.

Installing the CMS (Optional)

For users having multiple SMR/NVR/VMS systems, CMS can be installed to manage over the domains.

1.

Insert the NVR/SMR CD-ROM. The CD should autorun. Double-click

autorun.exe

. The menu below will be displayed.

Click

CMS Suite

to start the installation.

2.

Choose a setup type from

Typical

and

Advanced

. Then Click

Next

when you are satisfied with your selection.

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3.

You may choose to install one of the following while

Advanced Setup Type

is selected:

CMS Server Suite

– Includes the CMS Domain Server, VI Server and

CMS Client.

CMS Client

4.

The confirmation screen will display. Click

Install

. A progress bar will display, indicating installation progress.

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5.

When installation is finished, an informational screen will display. Click

Finish

to complete installation.

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6.

The system will prompt for a restart. A restart is required before the

CMS 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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Installing the Web Client (Optional)

Prerequisite to use Web Client

Microsoft C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86). Please install it first before continue.

Downloading Web Client Components

1.

Please launch Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or above) and enter your

VMS

Server IP address + “/webclient”

in your web browser’s URL location, eg. http://172.18.6.9/webclient to download the Web Client application.

2.

The

WebClient ViewControl Setup Wizard

will pop up for installation while connecting the Web Client for the first time .

3.

Select the destination location for the Web Client.

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4.

The Web Client is ready to be installed.

5.

If you don’t have Microsoft C++ Redistributable Package in your system, a reminding message will appear and ask you to install the package first. Click

OK

to continue.

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6.

The Web Client installation will continue after the Microsoft C++

Redistributable Package setup is done.

7

. After the installation is complete, click

Finish

to exit the setup wizard.

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4.5. Starting the Client

Logging to the VMS Client

The VMS Client will prompt for the following information after the SMR system is powered on:

VMS/NVR

– Local host for the SMR Server,

which can not be changed.

Username

– The username for the domain,

which is always

admin.

Password

– The password for the domain.

Default password is

admin

.

Click

Login

after the password is entered.

Logging into CMS Client

To start the software, click to

Programs> Surveon CMS Suite > CMS Client

under the Windows

Start

menu.

The software will prompt for the following information:

CMS

– Local host for the SMR Server,

which can not be changed.

Username

– The username for the domain,

which is always

admin.

Password

– The password for the domain.

Default password is

admin

.

Click

Login

after the password is entered.

Logging to the Web Client

After the Web Client installation is done, a login window will pop up.

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Username

– The username for the domain,

Default username is

admin

.

Password

– The password for the domain.

Default password is

admin

.

Language

–Options for the interface languages.

Click

Login

after the username and password are entered.

Checking the Software Version

Users can see the software version at the right bottom corner (left bottom corner for the Web Client) of the window after logging in.

Logging out

The Client can be logged out of all the 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

Client. A confirmation screen will appear, click

Yes

to exit the system.

Note:

(1) For details of using the LCD menu (including the shut down menu), please read the section” Using the LCD Menu in SMR 5000 Series”. (2)If the system becomes unresponsive, users can force shutdown the system (press and hold the power until the system shuts down). This should only be done when the system is unresponsive!

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4.7. Install Wizard

When you run the SMR series for the first time, you need to go through the following steps within the Quick Install Wizard after logging in.

1.

Make sure the hard drives are inserted into the SMR case. Click

Next

to continue.

2.

Click

Storage Manager

to do RAID configuration.

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Click

Setting,

choose the RAID level in the

Advanced Settings

dialogue, and then click

Create Logical Drive

to create the RAID configuration.

WARNING

All hard disk data will be erased.

These are the RAID options for SMR models.

RAID Options Descriptions

Minimum Hard Drives

2

2

3

RAID0

RAID1

RAID5

Provides no protection, but offers maximum capacity.

Provides best protection. Your data will be mirrored.

Provides protection against one drive failure.

Please click

OK

after the configuration is done

,

and the system will reboot automatically. About 2 minutes later, the Wizard window will appear again. Click

Next

to continue.

3.

System initialization will start.

The system will shut down after the initialization is done successfully.

Please click

OK

.

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Press the power switch to restart the system. About 1.5 minutes later, the Wizard window will pop up again.

4.

The recommended monitor resolution for the SMR is 1280x1024. Click

Open Resolution Tool

to change the resolution setting.

Choose

Single Display

as the operating mode and

Monitor

as the display selection in

Primary Device

. Change the screen resolution in

Display Settings

. Click

OK

to finish.

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Click

Next

to continue

.

5.

The default password for SMR login is

admin

. If you want to change the password, please enter a new one in both the blanks of

New Password

and

Confirm

.

If you want to keep using the default password, please tick

Use old password.

Click

Next

to continue.

5.

Choose the time zone and set the actual date and time for the SMR system.

Click

Next

to continue.

7.

Set an IP address for the SMR Server. Obtaining the IP address from DHCP is recommended.

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The IP will change after the system is restarted.

Click

Next

to continue.

8.

Click

Scan for Cameras

to add cameras to the SMR server.

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The cameras that can be added to the Server will be displayed.

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.

Enter the username and password, and press

Apply Selected

. Click

OK

to add the selected cameras to the Server.

9.

Click

Finish

to end the wizard.

10.

The VMS will start automatically after the wizard is finished.

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Chapter 5.

Basic System Settings

5.1.

Initializing a Camera

Initializing a Camera

IPCAM frame rate and bit rate will be optimized after the camera initialization is done.

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.

These are settings before and after camera initialization.

3.

Click

Yes

to delete the camera from the Server.

Note:

Camera initialization can also be done by clicking

Camera List > Camera

Settings > Initialize

in the VMS Console.

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5.2.

Setting up 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.

The default view setting is 3x3.

You can also add a customized view to the VMS Client:

1.

Right click on

Views> Add View

in the

View Explorer

window of the VMS, 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 each camera into separate frames. The camera output will be displayed in the frame.

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5.3.

Using the LCD Menu in SMR 5000 Series

The SMR 5000 series come with a LCD screen that provides users with basic system statuses. There are 6 screen messages and selections: CPU and System

Temperature, CPU fan Speed, Reboot, Shut Down, Create Disk Volume and

Return. Users can enter these menus by pressing “Enter Button” first.

CPU Temp:27.22

System Temp:28

CPU Fan: 23275

Shut down

Create Disk Volume

Return

Checking the System Status

CPU and System Temperature/CPU Fan Speed can be seen by pressing “Select

Button” once/twice.

Rebooting/Shutting Down SMR

Users can enter the reboot/shut down menu by pressing “Select Button” twice or thrice, and then press “Enter Button” to restart/shut down the system.

Note:

The function of “Create Disk Volume” menu is reserved.

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Chapter 6.

Live View

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.

6.1.

Live View Window Overview

The live view window is split into 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.

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9.

Button Area

- This area contains the buttons to change views, enter full screen mode, capture photos and other useful functions.

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.

Main View Area

– This area contains the actual video feed(s).

11. Event Log

– This area contains alarm and event information.

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 top-right 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.

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6.2.

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 click

VI Panel.

Note:

The aspect ratios can also be changed by clicking

Server > Other Tasks >

VI Panel

in the VMS Console.

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 #.

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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.

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.

Clicking M

ove Up

will move the view up the sequence list.

Clicking

Move Down

will move the view down the sequence list.

Clicking

Remove

will remove the view from the sequence.

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You may select an alternate view from the

View

dropdown.

You may select enter a new interval in the I

nterval

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.

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.

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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.

If you wish to add more views: o

Click the

Add

button in the sequence setup menu. o

In the add screen, select a view to add from the

View

dropdown. o

In the

Interval

field, enter how many seconds you want this view to be displayed in the sequence. Click

OK

to add the view. o

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: o

Clicking

Move Up

will move the view up the sequence. o Clicking

Move Down

will move the view down the sequence.

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o

Clicking

Remove

will remove the view from the sequence. o

You may select an alternate view from the

View

dropdown. o

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.

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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6.3.

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:

1.

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.

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 and picture will display the entire view.

3.

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 Length-width 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. Users 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.

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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 topright corner to close the image.

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.

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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.

Remove the Camera

The Cameras can be removed by clicking

Remove Camera

.

System Status Indicators

The indicators at the bottom show the status of the system, video, storage and network: green indicates that the activities or connections are in progress.

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6.4.

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.

Exiting Full Screen Mode

To exit full screen mode, hit the

ESC

key on your keyboard.

6.5.

E-Maps

Note:

The E-Maps can also be edited by clicking

Server > General Tasks > Emap

or

Server Entry > Common Tasks > Common Server Tasks > E-map

in the VMS Console.

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.

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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.

In the e-maps list, it is recommended to organize your e-maps in a logical order.

Changing E-Map Order

To re-order the e-maps you have added, right-click the node which you want to move. Choose

Move> Previous Map

to move the selected map up the list, or choose M

ove> Next Map

to move the selected map down the list.

Renaming an E-Map

To rename an e-map you have added, 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

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.

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Deleting an E-Map

To delete an e-map you have added, right-click the node which you want to delete and choose

Delete Map

. This action will delete the node and any subnodes from the map list.

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 7.

Server Setup

This section deals with Server setup procedures.

7.1.

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.

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

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

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

1.

Right-click the server entry in the

Device Browser

window to bring up the options popup.

2.

Highlight and click the

Configuration>About

option to bring up the

About

dialog box.

3

. Click

OK

when finished viewing.

Note:

The Server and Client information can also be viewed by clicking

Others > Other Tasks > About

in the VMS Console.

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7.2.

Server Settings

The following sections deal with Server settings that can be configured under the

Server Settings

menu.

General Server 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 Server Settings

option. A tabbed window will appear providing the following configuration tabs:

Storage

and

Time.

The window starts with the

Storage

.

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2.

In the

Minimum Free Space

field, the Minimum space required for storage is shown. The storage will be last for 3 days.

You may move the saving locations up and down the list using the

Up

and

Down

buttons, to change the storage priorities.

3 .

To set the server time click on the number you wish to change and enter a value. Click

OK

to preserve the setting. The default time is set according to the real-time clock on server.

4.

Click

OK

to finish the configuration.

Note:

General Server Settings can also be configured by clicking

Server >

General Tasks > General Server Settings

in the VMS Console.

To perform Notification Setting

1.

Right-click the Server entry in the

Device Browser

highlight and click the

Server Settings>

Notification Setting 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.

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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.

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

field.

8.

Enter a short message in the large field to describe the Server or a surveillance network.

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9.

(Optional)

Click

Test

to send a test message to the E-mail addresses listed.

10.

Click the

SMS Settings

tab to continue.

Note:

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.

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.

Note:

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.

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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.

Note:

E-mail and SMS Settings can also be done by clicking

Server >

General Tasks > E-mail/SMS

in the VMS Console.

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 pop-up 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.

Note:

Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings can also be done by clicking

Server > General Tasks > Pre/Post Alarm Recording Setting

s

in the VMS Console.

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Storage Management

1

.

To access the information about the drives configured in your Server, highlight and click the

Storage Manager

option under

Server

Settings

.

2.

All available Logical Drives, as well as their sizes, free space, and status will appear.

Click

Edit

to set the log and location for saving the video recordings.

Click the target drive first and then

Settings.

3.

In “Advanced Settings” dialogue, “General” tab, click

Check

.

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4.

Choose the RAID level, and then click

Create Logical Drive

to create the RAID configuration.

Note:

Storage Manager can also be accessed by clicking

Server > General

Tasks > Storage

or

Server Entry > Common Tasks > Common Server

Tasks > Storage

in the VMS Console.

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7.3.

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

Note:

A global schedule can also be set by clicking

Server > General Tasks >

Global Schedule

or

Server Entry > Common Tasks > Common Server

Tasks > Storage

in the VMS Console.

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 or record on

Event

trigger.

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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.

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 Settings,

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

Settings

according to the date you have just set.

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Deleting a Global Daily Schedule

To delete a global daily schedule, right-click the schedule entry and select

Delete 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

Schedule Settings

.

Individual Scheduling

Individual schedules, which take precedence over the global schedule, can be set for each camera.

Note:

An individual schedule can also be set by clicking

Server > General

Tasks > Individual Schedule

in the VMS Console.

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:

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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.

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:

1.

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.

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2.

Choose the date that you want to schedule

3.

Ch

oose 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 camera entry in the

Individual

Settings

according to the date you have just set.

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

Schedule Settings.

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Chapter 8.

Camera Setup

This section deals with Camera setup procedures. These options can be accessed by right-clicking the Camera entry in the

Device Browser.

8.1. Configuring DHCP Service

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.

Note:

You may skip this step if you have separate DHCP service. Most routing devices will have DHCP capabilities.

1.

Right-click the VMS Server 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. The first IP address should be lower than the second IP address.

Subnet Mask

Router

– The router IP

Domain Name

– The DNS IP

3.

Click the

Enable

button and then click

OK

to start the service.

Note:

DHCP service can also be configured by clicking

Network Parameters

> Main Tasks > DHCP Server

in the VMS Console.

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8.2. Adding Cameras

Once a DHCP service has been configured for the network, attach the cameras into the network.

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

Scan for Cameras

. 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:

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.

IP Address

MAC Address

Vendor - Including ACTI, ASONI, AVTECH, AXIS, Arecont,

D_Link, HIKVISION, IQinVision, Mobotix, ONVIF, Panasonic,

Sony, Surveon, VIOVOTEK

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.

Enter the username and password, and press

Apply Selected

. Click

OK

to add the selected cameras to the Server.

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.

Camera Port –

The web access port, default is 80.

Stream Port

– Default is 6002

Vendor

– Changing this value will affect connectivity.

Model

– Changing this value will affect connectivity.

User Name

– This value is not always required.

Password

– This value is not always required.

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.

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.

Note:

Automatic Scan for Cameras can also be accessed by clicking

Camera

List > General Tasks > Scan for Cameras

or

Server Entry > Common

Tasks > Common Server Tasks > Scan for Cameras

in the VMS

Console.

Manually Adding Cameras

To manually add a camera to the Server:

1.

Right-click the Server entry and select

Add Camera

.

2.

In the camera window fill out the following information:

IP Address

Camera Port –

This value will automatically populate with the default value for the

Vendor

and

Model

selected.

Vendor - Including ACTI, ASONI, AVTECH, AXIS, Arecont,

D_Link, HIKVISION, IQinVision, Mobotix, ONVIF, Panasonic,

Sony, Surveon, VIOVOTEK

Model

Stream Port –

This value will automatically populate with the default value for the

Vendor

and

Model

selected.

User Name

– This value is not always required.

Password

– This value is not always required.

Camera Name

– It is recommended you change this value if you have more than one camera of this make/model.

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.

Note:

Cameras can also be added manually by clicking

Camera List >

General Tasks > Add Camera

in the VMS Console.

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.

Note:

Cameras can also be deleted by clicking

Camera List > General Tasks

> Delete Camera

in the VMS Console.

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.

Note:

Camera initialization can also be done by clicking

Camera List >

Camera Settings > Initialize

in the VMS Console.

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8.3. 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.

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

.

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2.

Select the new

Vendor

and

Model

from the respective dropdowns.

Note:

Setting an incorrect vendor or model may affect camera connectivity.

3.

Click

OK

to save your changes.

Note:

Edit Camera can also be accessed by clicking

Camera List > Camera

Settings > Edit Camera

in the VMS Console.

General Settings

Camera general settings include network connectivity settings, as well as basic camera name, description and icon settings.

1.

Right-click the camera entry and select

Camera General Settings>

General

.

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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.

The Subnet Mask will be shown together with the IP address.

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.

Note:

Camera General Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Camera Settings > Camera General Settings

in the VMS

Console.

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.

Show Date

– Displays the camera date.

Show Time

– Displays the camera time.

Transparent Display

– When this option is chosen, the camera will not black-out the lettering background.

3.

Click

OK

to save your changes.

Note:

OSD Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List > Camera

Settings > OSD Settings

in the VMS Console.

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

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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:

(1) The masked areas can be unmasked during a video export with an administrative password. For more details refer to the section on video export. (2) Privacy Mask Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List > Camera Settings > Mask Settings

in the VMS

Console.

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8.4.

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:

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.

Hue

– The color cast of the image. This value can be used to compensate for colored lighting or other color casting.

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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Note:

Camera Image Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List

> Camera Settings > Image Settings

in the VMS Console.

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

dropdown. Encoding methods will vary by camera type, but common ones include:

MJPEG

MPEG-4

H264

3.

Select a video resolution from the

Resolution

drop-down. Supported resolutions will vary by camera.

Select the maximum video frame rate from the

Maximum Frame

Rate

drop-down.

4.

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.

Note:

Video Quality Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List >

Camera Settings > Advanced Video Settings

in the VMS Console.

8.5.

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.

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

.

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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.

Auto Pan Speed

– The speed which the camera will pan between the mechanical stops when the

Auto Pan

function is activated.

Pan Speed

– The distance the camera will pan to each side.

Tilt Speed –

The distance the camera will tilt up and down.

Zoom Speed -

The distance the camera will zoom near or far.

Focus Speed -

The amount the camera will focus forward or backward.

Note:

PTZ Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List > Camera

Settings > PTZ Settings

in the VMS Console.

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

1.

Use the directional pad to move the camera view. Use the center

“home” button to return the camera to the default zeroed view.

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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.

Note:

PTZ Preset Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List >

Camera Settings > Preset Settings

in the VMS Console.

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.

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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:

Stop Time

– The camera will stop the number of minutes specified in the box between patrol sessions.

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.

Note:

PTZ Patrol Settings can also be configured by clicking

Camera List >

Camera Settings > Patrol Settings

in the VMS Console.

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8.6.

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

Live View Control

window within the live view screen.

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 9.

Alarms and Events

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 nonoffice 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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9.1.

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.

Note:

General Motion Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Video Analytics > General Motion Detection

in the VMS

Console.

Configuring and Editing Detection Windows

1 .

Right-click the camera entry in the

Device Browser

, and click

Motion

Settings > General Motion Detection

.

2.

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.

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.

Adjust the sliders: (Settings will be applied to all existing windows)

Sensitivity –

Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100

(high).

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Trigger Threshold -

Adjusts the amount of change allowed before and event is triggered.

6.

Click

OK

to save the changes and exit the popup.

Testing Detection Windows

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

1.

Right-click the camera entry in the

Device Browser

, then highlight and click the

Motion Settings> General Motion 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

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.

Note:

Foreign Object Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Video Analytics > Foreign Object Detection

in the VMS

Console.

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> Foreign 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 objects that will be detected.

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7.

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.

Click

OK

to save the changes and exit the popup.

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.

Note:

Forbidden Area Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Video Analytics > Forbidden Area Detection

in the VMS

Console.

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.

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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.

Click

OK

to save the changes and exit the popup.

8.

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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Missing Object Detection

Missing object detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and detect missing objects larger than a certain size.

Note:

Missing Object Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Video Analytics > Missing Object Detection

in the VMS

Console.

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.

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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.

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.

Note:

Tampering Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera List >

Video Analytics > Tampering Detection

in the VMS Console.

Configuring Tampering Detection

To configure a new detection window:

1.

Right-click the camera entry in the

Device Browser

, and click

Motion

Settings> Tampering Detection

.

2.

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.

3.

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.

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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.

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.

Note:

Camera Motion Detection can also be configured by clicking

Camera

List > Video Analytics > Camera Motion Detection

in the VMS

Console.

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).

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Frame Percentage -

Adjusts the amount of the window that must change before an event is triggered.

6

. Click

Apply

to save the changes and

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> General Motion

Detection

option.

2.

Click the

X

at the top right corner of the window to delete the window.

3.

Click

OK

to save the changes and exit the popup.

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9.2.

Alarm Rules

VMS Client provides robust alarm handling features.

To access these features right-click the Server entry and then highlight and click the

Alarm Rule Settings

option.

Note:

Alarm Rule Settings can also be accessed by clicking

Server > General

Tasks > Alarm Rule Settings

or

Server Entry > Common Tasks >

Common Server Tasks > Alarm Rule Settings

in the VMS Console.

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:

1.

Rule

: A short description. For example, “east –fence intrusion detection” or “front entrance access control.”

2.

Condition

: Specifies triggering conditions such as Motion/Video loss/Sensor input/Clock Alarm, etc.

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3.

Action

: Specifies the action to take when the alarm is triggered.

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.

Adding 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., Serverxxxsite1notification 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 e-mail 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.

Note:

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.

6.

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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9.3.

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 drop-

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downs, 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.

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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9.4.

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

View Log

entry. The

View Log

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.

Note:

Event Log can also be viewed by clicking

Server Entry > Common

Tasks > Common Server Tasks > View Log

or

Server > General

Tasks > View Log

in the VMS Console.

Exporting a Log

If log entries exist, they may be exported by clicking on the

Export Log

button at the bottom of the View

Log

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

View Log r

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 log files:

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

View Log

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

View Log

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 10.

Search and Playback

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.

10.1.

Introduction

Note:

You must be logged

into

a server to access playback functionality.

The Surveon VMS has 3 distinct playback functions:

Time Search – Plays back according to a time period specified by the user.

VI Search – Applies a VI functionality to a recorded video stream.

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.

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10.2.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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 Meaning

Light Grey

Yellow

Dark Grey

The camera was set to Record

Always and there is video

Video due to an alarm trigger

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

Playback 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:

Starts video playback.

Stops video playback.

Fast forwards the video playback.

Jumps to the next segment.

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Slows down the video playback.

Jumps to the previous segment.

Clears the cue-in and cue-out markers.

Set Cue-In marker for clip start

Set Cue-Out marker for clip end

Loop, continuous playback within Cue-In & Cue-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:

Brightness

Saturation

Contrast

Hue

Capturing 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.

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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.

Capturing Video Clip

1.

Make sure that the video clip is playing.

2.

When the beginning of the segment to be captured is reached, click the

Cue

In

button.

3.

When the end of the segment to be captured is reached, click the

Cue Out

button.

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4.

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.

5.

(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.

6.

(Optional)

You may click

Remove Mosaic

and enter a valid

Username

and

Password

to remove any privacy-mask mosaicing.

10.3. 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:

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.

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)

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:

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)

Sensitivity –

Adjusts window sensitivity from 0 (low) to 100 (high).

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.

4.

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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:

Camera Name

– The camera used to capture the video.

Event Time

– The time the event occurred.

Event Type

– The type of VI detection that the event triggered.

Label

– A user-defined label (optional).

Updated –

The last time the event was updated.

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.

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.

Capturing Screenshot

To capture a screenshot:

1.

Click the

Capture

button located in the button area.

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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.

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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.

Capturing 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.

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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.

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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10.4. 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.

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 search.

Setting 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:

Camera Name

– The camera used to capture the video.

Event Time

– The time the event occurred.

Event Type

– The type of VI detection (if any) that the event triggered

(optional).

Label

– A user-defined label (optional).

Updated –

The last time the event was updated.

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.

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.

Capturing 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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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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10.5. Live View and Playback on the Web

Client

You can also use the live view and playback functionalities through a web browser:

Enter your

VMS Server IP address + “/webclient”

in your web browser’s URL location, eg. http://172.18.6.9/webclient to start the Web Client.

After logging in, the live view page will be displayed on the web browser.

Setting up Live View

Select the camera you want to add, and click the

Send

button. The live view of this camera will be displayed.

Use of 1x/4x views

Users have 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.

Camera Control

In the

Camera Control

area, you can choose

Resize to Fit Window

or

Keep Video

Length-Window

to adjust the view size.

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If

Keep Video Length-Window

is chosen, the view will be displayed in the middle of the subdivision window, and if

Resize to Fit Window

is chosen

,

the view will be displayed in accordance with the subdivision window size.

PTZ Control

Cameras equipped with Pan-Tilt-Zoom functionality can be controlled directly within the Web Client. These controls can be found in the

PTZ Control

window within the live view screen.

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Playback Settings

Users can select the (1) time and (2) camera, and then use the (3) time line and (4) playback control panel to do the playback.

Note:

For more details of PTZ Control and Playback Control, please refer to PTZ

Control and Playback sections in this chapter.

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Chapter 11.

System Setup

11.1.

Home Page

In the Surveon VMS/CMS 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 VMS/CMS Console

.

Entering the Home Page – SMR Server

Select Setup Button on the menu bar.

The home page appears, listing shortcuts to commonly used functionalities, system status, and recent events.

Here are the screen elements:

Common Server Tasks

Lists shortcuts to frequently accessed server functionalities.

Alarm Rule Settings

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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. See

Alarm Rules

for more details.

View Log

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. See

Alarms View and

Notification

>

Live View Event Log

for more details.

Global Schedule

A global schedule can be created to apply to an entire Server. See

Scheduling

Recording > Global Scheduling

for more details.

Storage

Opens the Storage Manager that allows you to configure storage settings. See

.

Server Settings > Storage Management

for more details.

E-map

When alarms occur, an administrator can quickly locate where the alarms took place using an E-map. See

E-Maps

for more details.

Common Camera Tasks

Lists shortcuts to frequently accessed camera functionalities.

Scan for Cameras

Allows you to scan cameras automatically. See

Adding Cameras > Automatic Scan for Cameras

for more details.

Add Cameras

Allows you to add cameras manually. See

Adding Cameras > Manually Adding

Cameras

for more details.

Common Other Tasks

Lists shortcuts to frequently accessed system tasks.

Account Manager

Allows you to manage user accounts. See

Account Manager

for more details.

Camera Overview List

Shows the cameras added and their status.

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Disk Storage Overview

Shows information about the hard disks.

Recent Key Events

Lists recent important system events. To view all system events, click Show All at the top right corner. The Event Log will appear. See

Alarms View and Notification

>

Live View Event Log

for more details.

System Health History

Lists the summary of recent user access. To view all history, click Show All at the top right corner.

System Status

Shows the status of system components.

Entering the Home Page –CMS Server

Select Domain Server from the side bar. The home page appears, listing shortcuts to commonly used functionalities and system status.

Here are the screen elements:

Tasks

Lists shortcuts to frequently accessed server functionalities.

Auto Scan NVR

Scans for the existing NVR Servers.

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Add NVR

NVR Server can be added by entering the Server IP.

Edit NVR

Users can change both the setting of the stream port and the IP address by editing the Server.

Account Manager

Account management for the domain can be performed under the

Account Manager

> Account List

node. Under this dialog, you may add, delete, and edit domain users.

See

Account Manager

for more details

.

VI manager

The VI server list can be managed in the

VI Manager

node in the

Server Manager.

See

NVR Server Setup > Other Tasks > VI Manager

for more details.

Import/Export

Configuration/setup files can be imported/exported to the server. See

NVR Server

Setup > Other Tasks > Import/Export or Other Parameters > Other Tasks >

Import/Export

for more details

Help

Allows you to access the VMS User Manual .

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About

Allows you to view server and client information. See

Server Basic Functions >

Viewing Server and Client Information

for more details.

NVR Status

Shows the status of the NVR system.

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11.2.

NVR Server Setup

General Tasks

Here you can access shortcuts for general server settings.

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Alarm Rule Settings

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. See

Alarm Rules

for more details.

View Log

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. See

Alarms View and

Notification

>

Live View Event Log

for more details.

E-Map

When alarms occur, an administrator can quickly locate where the alarms took place using an E-map. See

E-Maps

for more details.

Global Schedule

A global schedule can be created to apply to an entire Server. See

Scheduling

Recording > Global Scheduling

for more details.

Individual Schedule

Individual schedules, which take precedence over the global schedule, can be set for each camera. See

Scheduling Recording > Individual Scheduling

for more details.

Storage

Opens the Storage Manager that allows you to configure storage settings. See

Server

Settings > Storage Management

for more details.

Pre/Post Alarm Recording Settings

The Server can trace back and preserve video/images from several minutes before and after the occurrence of an alarm. See

Server Settings > Pre/Post Alarm

Recording Settings

for more details.

Email

When the alarm is triggered, an E-Mail will be sent. See

Alarm Rules> Alarm Actions

> Email

for more details.

Digital I/O Settings

Allows you to configure digital I/O port settings.

Genera Server Settings

Involves configuring both storage and server time settings. See

Server Settings >

General Server Settings

for more details.

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Other Tasks

Here you can access shortcuts for advanced server settings.

Reboot NVR Server

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.

2.

Click the

Delete

button, the server will be removed from the server list.

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Schedule 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.

Audio Input

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.

Auto-Login

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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:

Windows Account

– The Windows account name.

Windows Password

– The Windows password.

Domain

– The login domain.

VI Panel

The VMS can be configured to display windows in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios.

To switch between these two, click

VI Panel

.

Lock Windows

The Video Panels can be locked in a certain configuration by clicking

Lock Windows

.

Import/Export

The following types of configuration/setup files can be imported/exported to the

Server:

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.

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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.

Customize Logo

Allows users to change the logo of the Client by themselves.

Note:

The recommended size for the logo pictures is 280X52, in png format.

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11.3.

Camera Setup

General Tasks

Here you can access shortcuts for general camera settings.

Scan for Cameras

Allows you to scan cameras automatically. See

Adding Cameras > Automatic Scan for Cameras

for more details.

Add Cameras

Allows you to add cameras manually. See

Adding Cameras > Manually Adding

Cameras

for more details.

Delete Camera

Allows you to delete cameras manually.

See

Deleting a Camera

for more details.

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Camera Settings

Here you can access shortcuts for general camera settings.

Image Settings

Allows you to adjust camera image settings. See

Camera Image and Quality Settings

> Camera Image Settings

for more details.

Advanced Video Settings

Allows you to adjust video image parameters. See

Camera Image and Quality

Settings > Video Quality Settings

for more details.

General Camera Settings

Camera general settings include network connectivity settings, as well as basic camera name, description and icon settings. See

Camera General Settings >

General Settings

for more details.

Edit Camera

In certain situations it may be necessary to change the Vendor or Model information for the camera. See

Camera General Settings > Changing the Camera Model and

Vendor

for more details.

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.

See

PTZ Settings > PTZ Settings

for more details.

Preset Settings

Certain preset pan/tilt/zoom values can be saved in order to move the camera quickly to a point of interest. See

PTZ Settings > PTZ Settings

for more details.

Patrol Settings

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In cameras with PTZ functionality, one camera can be used to survey a large area.

This can be done automatically using the patrol functionality. See

PTZ Controls >

Patrol

for more details.

OSD Settings

On cameras with OSD capabilities, these capabilities can be configured within the server. See

Camera General Settings > OSD Settings

for more details.

Mask Settings

The camera can be configured to display useful information on the top bar. See

8.3.

Camera General Settings > Privacy Mask Settings

for more details.

Initialize

Restores initial settings of the camera. See

Initializing a Camera

for more details.

Video Analytics

Here you can access shortcuts for VI functions.

General Motion Detection

General motion detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and detect motion in specified areas. See

Camera VI Detection Settings > General

Motion Detection

for more details.

Foreign Object Detection

Foreign object detection involves using the software to analyze a video feed and detect objects that do not belong. See

Camera VI Detection Settings > Foreign

Object Detection

for more details.

Forbidden Area Detection

Forbidden area detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and immediately detect any object in specified areas. See

Camera VI Detection Settings

> Forbidden Area Detection

for more details.

Intrusion Detection

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Intrusion detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and detect intrusion in specified areas. See

Camera VI Detection Settings > Intrusion Detection

for more details.

Missing Object Detection

Missing object detection involves using the software to analyze the video feed and detect missing objects larger than a certain size. See

Camera VI Detection Settings

> Missing Object Detection

for more details.

Tampering Detection

Tampering detection involves using the software to determine when the camera has been improperly moved or redirected. See

Camera VI Detection Settings >

Tampering Detection

for more details.

Camera Motion Detection

Camera motion detection involves using the camera hardware to analyze the video feed and detect motion in specified areas. See

Camera VI Detection Settings >

Camera Motion Detection

for more details.

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11.4.

Account Manager

Account management for the domain can be performed under the

Account Manager

> Account List

node in the

VMS 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

Poweruser

– 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

VMS Console

.

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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

Poweruser

– 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.

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

.

Editing an Account

To edit an account to the domain:

1.

Access the

Account List

node in the

VMS 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:

User Group –

Selects 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

Poweruser

– 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

– If changed the password must be typed twice for confirmation purposes

.

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 top-right 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

VMS 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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11.5.

Network Parameters

Main Tasks

Here you can access shortcuts for network parameter settings.

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Maximum Video Connections

When clients are connected the following information will be displayed for each client:

IP Address

Number of Video Connections –

The number of streams that the client is using.

Bitrate

– The total bitrate of that the client is consuming.

Type

There are also some options that can be changed in this dialog:

Maximum Connections –

Change this number to limit the total number of video connections. Default is 256. Click

Save

to save the changes.

Kill All Client

– This button disconnects all clients connected on the

Server.

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

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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Bandwidth Monitoring

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 Client Bitrate –

The individual data rate in Mbps (and loading in percentage) being supplied by the Server.

Network Usage –

Usage statistics for the network link, including.

o

IP

o

Network Usage –

Network link utilization percentage.

o

Link Speed

– The total link speed in Mbps o

Number of Video Connections

– The total number of video connections.

Edit NVR

Users can change both the setting of the stream port and the IP address by editing the Server.

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DHCP Server

Before VMS Server can run successfully, the IP address must be properly bundled with it, either by being assigned manually with a fixed IP address or being assigned automatically with a dynamic IP address from a DHCP Server.

See Configuring DHCP

Service for more details.

Web Server

For users who want to control the NVR through a browser, please fill in the following information for the Web Server settings.

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11.6.

Other Parameters

Other Tasks

Here you can access shortcuts for miscellaneous settings.

Import/Export

The following types of configuration/setup files can be imported/exported to the

Server:

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.

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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.

Resolution

Shows the monitor resolution, and allows you to change its setting.

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Language

Allows you to change the interface language.

Help

Allows you to access the VMS User Manual.

About

Allows you to view server and client information. See

Server Basic Functions >

Viewing Server and Client Information

for more details.

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