Security Management System Server - User Guide

Security Management System Server - User Guide
PL-VMS
Security Management System
Server
User Guide
April 2015
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Contents
1. Quick Start........................................................................................................................................... 6
1.1 Locating application ...................................................................................................................... 6
1.2 License request ............................................................................................................................. 6
1.3 License activation ........................................................................................................................ 10
1.4 Login to server application.......................................................................................................... 11
1.5 Quick Setup wizard ..................................................................................................................... 12
1.5.1 Site Settings.......................................................................................................................... 12
1.5.2 Quick Setup – Recording drives ........................................................................................... 13
1.5.3 Quick setup – Users.............................................................................................................. 15
1.5.4 Quick setup – Change Password .......................................................................................... 17
1.5.5 Communication .................................................................................................................... 19
1.5.6 Change Site Name and Site ID.............................................................................................. 20
2. Server Configuration ......................................................................................................................... 22
2.1 Video Devices – Channels ........................................................................................................... 22
2.1.1 Add video channel................................................................................................................ 22
2.1.2 Video view mode ................................................................................................................. 25
2.1.3 List view mode ..................................................................................................................... 26
2.1.4 Adding multiple cameras ..................................................................................................... 30
2.1.5 Using dual/triple streaming ................................................................................................. 32
2.1.6 Video channel details ........................................................................................................... 33
2.1.7 Recording settings/plan/options ......................................................................................... 35
2.1.8 Camera configuration – PTZ ................................................................................................. 37
2.1.9 Camera configuration – Presets ........................................................................................... 38
2.1.10 Camera configuration – Tours ........................................................................................... 39
2.1.11 Analytics settings ............................................................................................................... 41
2.2 Video Devices - Sequences.......................................................................................................... 42
2.2.1 Video view mode ................................................................................................................. 42
2.2.2 List view mode ..................................................................................................................... 44
2.2.3 Sequences details................................................................................................................. 45
2.3 Audio Device ............................................................................................................................... 46
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2.4 Device Groups ............................................................................................................................. 49
2.3.1 Groups .................................................................................................................................. 49
2.3.2 Group Details ....................................................................................................................... 51
2.4 Status .......................................................................................................................................... 52
2.4.1 Channel status...................................................................................................................... 52
2.4.2 Recording status................................................................................................................... 53
2.4.3 Video analytics status .......................................................................................................... 54
2.4.4 Bandwidth status ................................................................................................................. 55
2.4.5 Storage space ....................................................................................................................... 56
2.4.6 Video parameters................................................................................................................. 57
2.4.7 Camera Parameters ............................................................................................................. 58
2.4.8 Connected clients................................................................................................................. 59
2.4.9 Phone communication ......................................................................................................... 60
2.5 Reports and Export ..................................................................................................................... 60
2.5.1 Alarms .................................................................................................................................. 61
2.5.2 Default video export settings ............................................................................................... 62
2.6 Communication ........................................................................................................................... 63
2.6.1 Network ............................................................................................................................... 63
2.6.2 Email settings ....................................................................................................................... 65
2.6.3 Phone Settings ..................................................................................................................... 66
2.6.4 FTP Settings .......................................................................................................................... 67
2.6.5 Video Streaming ................................................................................................................... 68
2.6.7 Restrictions .......................................................................................................................... 69
2.6.8 RSS Feed Settings ................................................................................................................. 70
2.6.9 External Database ................................................................................................................ 71
2.7 Security devices........................................................................................................................... 72
2.7.1 Devices ................................................................................................................................. 72
2.7.2 Device Alarms....................................................................................................................... 73
2.7.3 Device Alarms Rules ............................................................................................................. 75
2.7.4 GPP Device Status ................................................................................................................ 78
2.7.4 Device Communication ........................................................................................................ 80
2.7 Keyboards and Joysticks.............................................................................................................. 81
2.7.1 Configuring keyboard and joysticks ..................................................................................... 81
2.7.2 Keyboard and Joystick details .............................................................................................. 82
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2.7.3 Keyboard and Joystick status ............................................................................................... 83
2.8 Users and Privileges .................................................................................................................... 84
2.8.1 Users .................................................................................................................................... 84
2.8.2 Active directory users .......................................................................................................... 86
2.8.3 Privileges .............................................................................................................................. 87
2.8.4 PTZ Priority ........................................................................................................................... 90
2.8.5 Change password ................................................................................................................. 91
2.9 Alarm management .................................................................................................................... 92
2.9.1 Alarm handling ..................................................................................................................... 92
2.9.2 Alarm Rules .......................................................................................................................... 96
2.9.2 Generate test alarm ........................................................................................................... 101
2.10 Data management .................................................................................................................. 102
2.10.1 Recording drives............................................................................................................... 102
2.10.2 Activity logs ...................................................................................................................... 102
2.10.3 Manual operations ........................................................................................................... 103
2.10.4 Scheduled operations ...................................................................................................... 105
2.10.5 Recording History ............................................................................................................. 107
2.11 Remote Backup ....................................................................................................................... 108
2.11.1 Remote Backup ................................................................................................................ 108
2.11.2 Recording Drives .............................................................................................................. 110
2.11 Tasks ........................................................................................................................................ 111
2.11.1 Surveillance tasks ............................................................................................................. 111
2.12 Linked Servers ......................................................................................................................... 113
2.12.1 Failover Server ................................................................................................................. 113
2.12.2 Redundant Server ............................................................................................................ 115
2.13 Server settings......................................................................................................................... 116
2.13.1 Import and Export ............................................................................................................ 116
2.13.2 Resources ......................................................................................................................... 117
2.13.3. Preferences ..................................................................................................................... 118
2.13.4 Preferences (Camera) ...................................................................................................... 120
2.13.5 Preferences (Notification) ................................................................................................ 122
2.13.6 Preferences (Playback)..................................................................................................... 123
2.13.1 Application maintenance ................................................................................................. 124
2.13.2 Computer maintenance ................................................................................................... 125
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2.14 Video panorama...................................................................................................................... 126
2.15 User interface settings ............................................................................................................ 131
2.15.1 Alarm settings .................................................................................................................. 131
2.15.2 Display settings ................................................................................................................ 134
2.15.3 Map settings..................................................................................................................... 137
2.15.3 Overlay settings ............................................................................................................... 138
2.15.4 Language settings............................................................................................................. 139
3. Views ........................................................................................................................................... 140
3.1 Toolbar buttons..................................................................................................................... 140
3.2 Live Video screen .................................................................................................................. 143
3.3 Playback Video Screen .............................................................................................................. 160
3.4 Map screen ............................................................................................................................... 161
3.4.1 Static map (2D image) ........................................................................................................ 162
3.4.2 Interactive maps – Google ................................................................................................. 168
3.4.3 Interactive maps – Open Street ......................................................................................... 169
3.4.4 Map Configuration ............................................................................................................. 170
3.5 Analytics screen ........................................................................................................................ 172
3.6 Alarm screen ............................................................................................................................. 173
3.7 Active alarm screen................................................................................................................... 174
3.8 Alarm search screen.................................................................................................................. 175
3.9 User logs screen ........................................................................................................................ 177
3.9.1 Session logs ........................................................................................................................ 177
3.9.2 Search logs ......................................................................................................................... 178
3.10 Search video bookmark screen ............................................................................................... 179
3.11 Offline data viewer.................................................................................................................. 181
3.12 Video panorama screen .......................................................................................................... 182
3.13 Export screen .......................................................................................................................... 183
3.14 Object Counting Reports ......................................................................................................... 185
3.15 Video Search ........................................................................................................................... 186
3.16 License Information ................................................................................................................ 187
3.17 Help ......................................................................................................................................... 187
3.18 About....................................................................................................................................... 187
3.19 Lock Server .............................................................................................................................. 187
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1. Quick Start
Execute the ‘Security Management System Server’ installable on the target server
computer. Follow the wizard to complete the installation.
1.1 Locating application
Execute the ‘Security Management System Server’ application from the desktop
shortcut or from the programs menu shortcut under ‘Security Management
System\Server Software’.
1.2 License request
The ‘Security Management System Server’ application displays a license dialog box
when license for this software is expired or is not available.
The ‘Security Management System Server’ application needs a ‘computer specific
license’. Which means that licensing process needs to be followed for every computer
on which the ‘Security Management System Server’ application is installed.
The licensing process involves following steps –
(a) Capturing hardware information and creating license request file – managed by the
licensing Wizard
(b) E-mailing the license request file to license administrator – advisable to manage
this step manually by sending the license request file as e-mail attachment through
any standard e-mail program
(c) The license manager generates ‘license activation file’ and e-mails it back to the
license requestor.
(d) Receiving the ‘license activation file’ and activating the license
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For more information on how to get the license, please click on ‘Help’ button present
on the license manager dialog. This will pop up separate dialog box which mentions
steps for getting the license.
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Click on ‘Request License File…’ button. This will pop up ‘Confirmation’ dialog,
which describes the licensing policy and the process. Click on the ‘Proceed’ button to
move ahead.
A license request form will be displayed. Please fill up the form and send the license
request file to the e-mail address specified in the licensing wizard. It is advisable to
click on the ‘Save Request file’ button and e-mail the saved license request file using
any e-mail client program.
The license administrator will receive the ‘license request file’ and will create the
‘license activation file’ and will e-mail it back.
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1.3 License activation
When you have ‘license activation file’, select option ‘License file is available’ and
click ‘Activate License…’ button. A dialog box will be popped up which asks for
‘license activation file’ path, provide correct license path and click on the ‘Activate
License’ button to activate the license.
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1.4 Login to server application
The ‘Login’ window will be displayed.
Please type the default username and password
‘User name’ as ‘admin’ (case sensitive, without the single quote characters)
‘Password’ as ‘admin’ (case sensitive, without the single quote characters)
Click on the ‘Login’ button
Click on ‘Cancel’ button
to login.
to exit application.
Click on ‘Import settings’ button
Click on ‘Help’ button
to import saved settings.
to launch this file.
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1.5 Quick Setup wizard
The main application window will be displayed and you will be prompted to
configure system with “Quick Setup” wizard.
The ‘Quick Setup’ wizard includes the minimal settings which are required to get the
‘Security Management System Server’ application up and running.
1.5.1 Site Settings
The first step from wizard allows you to define Site name and ‘Output IP address’
which will be used by remote clients to connect to server application.
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1.5.2 Quick Setup – Recording drives
Recording drives configuration is an important setting. Through this, you can
configure multiple recording drives for recording of video streams and other data
collected by the software.
Click on “Edit” button
to configure settings.
1. You can add more drives for recording video streams using add recording drive
button.
2. Select any drive from the list and click “Remove recording drive” button
remove selected recording drive from the list of recording drives.
to
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3. “Recycle drives” when checked automatically overwrites data when application
finds the recording space to be low for a specific recording drive.
Check ‘Do not delete alarm data’ so that application will not delete data
associated with alarms while recycling recording drives.
You can specify thresholds to start recycling data and stop recycling of data from
this user interface.
If ‘Recycle data’ is unchecked, application will not recycle (or overwrite) video
data when it found less space for recording, instead it will give alarm “Low disk
space” to the user. You can configure the low disk space alarm threshold.
Recording drive list shows more information like total size of the drive, current free
space for the drive, and expected recording time for the drive. This information will
get updated/refreshed every 60 seconds.
Click on “Save” button
to save configured settings.
Click on “Cancel” button to discard edited settings
Click on “Next” button
to move to next step in the wizard setup.
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1.5.3 Quick setup – Users
This step allows configuring users of the system. Application shows the list of added
users in the system, allows you to add new users using “Add user” button
you to remove added user using “Remove user” button
, allows
.
Add new user –
Type any valid string as ‘User Name’ for the new user.
Type any valid string as ‘Password’ for the new user,
Re-type the password for confirmation, in the ‘Confirm Password’ text box.
Select ‘Privilege’ as ‘Operator’.
The ‘Enable user’ checkbox should be checked.
Click on the ‘Add’ button
to add the new user.
It is recommended to add at least one new user with Operator privilege. This user
can login from the Security Management System client application. If at least one
user with Operator privilege is not added, the application displays a warning
message.
After successful addition of user, application will show newly added user in the list of
users, you can add more users as per the requirement by repeating above steps.
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Click on “Next” button
to advance to next step in quick setup wizard.
Click on “Back” button
to go back to previous step in quick setup wizard.
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1.5.4 Quick setup – Change Password
It is highly recommended not using the default password, and changing the password
of the ‘admin’ user, for better security of the system.
Click on the ‘Edit’ button
.
Specify the correct ‘Old Password’.
Type the ‘New Password’ and re-type the new password in ‘Confirm New Password’.
Click on the ‘Save’ button
to save the changes.
This new password should be used for the ‘admin’ user login from next login.
If the default password for the current login (which is ‘admin’ user login) is not
changed, application displays a warning message.
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Click on ‘Next’
button to move forward.
Click on “Finish” button
to finish quick setup wizard.
Now system is ready with basic configuration, please add cameras to the system now.
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1.5.5 Communication
Please click on edit button
Click on edit button
dialog.
to edit network communication settings.
available on the right hand side, to enable editing on this
Change ‘Input IP address. This IP address is used for communication with the
cameras.
Change ‘Output IP address’. This IP address is used by client applications to connect
to this server.
Click on ‘Save’ button
, after your changes are done.
Click on ‘Cancel’ button
to discard your current edited changes. Application will
disable user interface showing currently used settings.
‘Reset communication’ button
can be used to resolve any issues observed while
client applications connection to this server. This button is expected to be used only in
extreme conditions where network may become unstable which may affect the
working of the software in rare cases. This button can quickly rectify such error
conditions.
Port numbers are used by the client applications while connecting to this server.
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The URL displayed next to ‘Web address’ can be used to connect to this Security
Management System server application from browser based clients like Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari etc.
1.5.6 Change Site Name and Site ID
Click on “Change Site ID and Site Name’ button
to change site ID and site name.
available on the right hand side
This will popup dialog where you can enter new site name and refresh site ID.
Use ‘Refresh Site ID’
to change the site ID.
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Use ‘Save’ button
Use ‘Cancel’ button
to save new site name and site id.
to cancel the update of site id and site name.
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2. Server Configuration
The server can be configured from the navigation menus available on the left hand
side of the main window.
2.1 Video Devices – Channels
This link displays the list of currently configured video channels. There are two
modes for displaying channels.
2.1.1 Add video channel
Please select ‘Video Devices->Channels’ page to add video channels to the system.
To add video channel, click on
Channel’ dialog box.
button. This will pop up the ‘Add Video
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Please type the ‘Channel Name’, next to the ‘Channel Name’ textbox. The name
string can contain any characters or digits.
Please type the ‘Channel description’, it can be any string. Channel description is
useful for other users and operators to identify a camera/channel correctly, since the
channel name may be short and may not be able to provide all information about the
camera. Please select the ‘Video Source Type’, as per the make and model of the
video server / the camera to be added.
Please provide the video server / camera connection information, as per the user
interface elements displayed on the dialog box. These elements change based on the
video source type selection.
Click on the ‘Add’ button
to connect to the video source, application displays
connecting dialog box, please wait while application connects to the requested video
source or camera.
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Click on “Cancel” button
if you wish not to add the video channel.
Once the video channel is added, the ‘Recording settings’ dialog box will be popped
up. Recording settings for the newly added channel can be configured from this dialog
box. Please select the ‘Continuous’ recording mode, and click on the Save button
to save the settings and to close
the dialog box. (Detailed description of
recording modes is available in later sections in this document).
Application will show newly added video channel in list.
Please click on the ‘Add video channel’ button
the same procedure, as mentioned in above step.
, to add more channels, and follow
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2.1.2 Video view mode
‘Add video channel’ button (
configure a new video channel.
or
on video view) can be used to add and
Use
button to add more than one video channel into the system.
Use
button to edit more than one video channel at a time.
Use
button to update recording settings to one or more videos
simultaneously.
Use
button to edit one or more video channel settings simultaneously.
The ‘Remove channel’ (
channel.
The ‘Details’ button (
video channel
on video view) button can be used to delete the video
on video view) can be used to view the setting of that
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Use
button to play audio from all channels, audio will start only for those for
which audio has been enabled during addition/editing video channel.
Use
button to mute audio from all channels.
You can navigate between videos using page navigation toolbar.
2.1.3 List view mode
This mode displays all configured video channels in the list with details like
channel name, channel ID, description, video stream type, display resolution(s).
Toolbar buttons can be used to setup video channels in the system.
Use
button to add single video channel – already discussed in ‘Quick setup’
section above.
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Use
below)
button to add one or more video channels simultaneously (described
Use
button to edit connection settings for selected video channel from list.
Use
button to edit connection settings for more than one video channel.
Use
button to edit recording settings for one or more video channels.
Use
button to edit video parameters (resolution, bit rate, fps etc.) for one or
more video cameras configured in the system.
Use
button to play audio from all channels, audio will start only for those for
which audio has been enabled during addition/editing video channel.
Use
button to mute audio from all channels.
Use
button add linked channel groups. Linked channel’s which share
common connection parameter like IP address. These channels can be viewed
under one node in live and playback video screens tree control.
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Use
button to edit linked camera group names.
Use
button to save the new group name for selected linked camera group.
Other options from list view mode page as,
Use
button to see details for selected video channel from the list.
Use
button to remove selected video channel from the system.
Use
button to reset all the cameras. This is expected to be used only in
extreme situations when cameras display ‘Video Loss’ due to problem in the
network or cameras due to some accidental or abrupt situations. This will
disconnect all the cameras and reconnect them immediately.
Use
button to save the configured video channel information into standard
format like text, xml, PDF or standard CSV format.
Use “Move Up”
and “Move Down”
video channel in the order of the list.
buttons for moving up or down
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2.1.4 Adding multiple cameras
Use
button to pop-up ‘Add multiple video channels’ dialog box.
Select video source type from available options.
Add multiple IP addresses into list box (Please note – ‘IP address’ is an example
here, cameras can have unique parameters other than IP address or may have more
than one unique parameter e.g. IP address with channel number can be unique
parameter).
Use
button to add cameras within specified IP range.
Use
button to search cameras on the network. (This is camera dependent feature)
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Use
button to remove duplicate parameters from list box.
Use
button to remove selected cameras from the list box.
Configure remaining parameters which would apply for all cameras to be added.
Click on ‘Add cameras’ button
to add the specified cameras to the system.
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2.1.5 Using dual/triple streaming
Many cameras provide dual or triple streaming support, with each stream
configured with different set of parameters (resolution, frame rate, bit rate, quality
etc.).
Security Management System intelligently uses multiple streams from cameras to
lower the resources utilization to minimum possible levels and still provide the
expected quality output.
Hence it is recommended to use dual or multiple streams while adding video
sources to Security Management System.
The ‘Camera Configuration Guidelines’ document (which is available
separately) provides more detailed description on configuration options and
steps for using multiple streams in Security Management System.
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2.1.6 Video channel details
The ‘Channels’ link has sub-links, one for every video channel added in the
system. Clicking on any of these sub-links displays the channel details page for
that channel.
The channel details page shows the configuration settings along with the video
source information, resolutions and also the live video thumbnail view.
Use
name.
button (present immediate to channel name) to change video channel
‘Y-flip video’ checkbox can be used to enable flipping of video in Y direction.
This setting is useful when the video orientation for any video channel does not
match with the software orientation and the video is upside down by default.
‘Show analytics status’ check box can be used to embed video analytics metadata when analytics is enabled for this video channel.
‘Motion detection’ option can be one of the following 3 sub-options.
- ‘Motion detection off’ – application will not do motion detection on channel.
- ‘Motion from application’ – motion detection is processed from application.
- ‘Motion from camera’ – motion detection is done by camera and application
will use this information to save the alarm.
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Camera PTZ – Check this option if the video channel supports PTZ operations.
This will add ‘Camera PTZ’ button
to the bottom part of the page.
Use
button to update video channel parameters.
Use
button to update recording settings for the video channel.
Use
button to adjust image properties like brightness, contrast etc.
Use
button can be used to configure video analytics settings for that channel.
Use
button (disabled in above figure, this button will be enabled when
analytics is ON for the video channel) can be used to reset the analytics processing
and to restart the analytics processing.
Use
button to control pan-tilt-zoom for the video channel. You can also
configure camera ‘Presets’ and ‘Tour’ from the popped up dialog.
Use
button to reset the camera. Application will reset the camera stream by
disconnecting from this camera and reconnect to it immediately. This button
expected to be used only in extreme cases where there is accidental or abrupt
changes to network or camera by which camera is not showing video stream in the
application.
You can also define GPS co-ordinates (Latitude and Longitude) of the camera by
enabling ‘Use GPS co-ordinates’, the GPS coordinates information ‘<geo:lat>’
and ‘<geo:long>’ is included in the RSS feed response of alarm if enabled for
camera.
Other options (dependent on camera feature support)
 Configuring ‘Camera alarms’ – use button
 Send audio to camera (2-way audio) – check box below ‘Camera PTZ’ option.
 Motion detection settings button
- can be seen when ‘Motion detection
from application’ is selected – can be used to configure motion detection
parameters such as motion detection sensitivity, area on which motion
detection to be performed etc.
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2.1.7 Recording settings/plan/options
The recording settings can be configured for each channel independently.
The recording drive to record the data for this selected channel can be selected
from the available options. The available options include all the recording drives
configured in the software. The recording drives can be configured from the ‘Data
management -> Recording drives’ settings page.
Recording mode can be one of the following
1. Continuous – application will record video stream continuously.
2. No recording – application will not record any video data from the stream.
3. Rule based – this option has 3 sub-options
a. Scheduled –
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User can configure the schedule for recording video stream day wise. User
can select or deselect recording for each hour available in a week.
Application also provides 5 dates which user can override and provide
different settings for these dates. When overridden, application ignores day
based setting for this date and follows the overridden schedule. The
override happens only for the specified dates, the recording schedule
switches back to the normal configuration at the end of the day (00 hours)
b. Alarm based –
User can choose to record video stream only when application learns any
alarm. User can configure ‘pre alarm recording’ and ‘post alarm recording’
time. E.g. if user has configured 10 seconds for both pre and post alarm
recording, then when application learns any alarm for video stream then
application will record video streams from 10 seconds back of this alarm
to 10 seconds forth of this alarm. This way user will have better recorded
data of the alarm situation to observe.
c. Both –
User has an option to record both in schedule and alarm based too.
When either of the schedule or alarm condition is met, the application will
start recording video stream.
Record at full FPS on alarm (low FPS on no-alarm) – This feature is available in
‘Continuous’, Rule based- Schedule’ and ‘Rule based – Both’ recording mode. When
checked, application will record stream at low FPS (frames per second) when there is
no alarm, thus saving disk space. When application receive any alarm, it will save
video stream at full FPS from specified ‘pre-alarm full FPS recording interval’ to
‘post-alarm full FPS recording interval’.
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Click on ‘Camera PTZ’
dialog box. It has 3 tabs.
button on ‘Video details page’ to popup camera PTZ
2.1.8 Camera configuration – PTZ
Use PTZ buttons available on the user interface to move camera, you can also adjust
focus and iris. Camera video is shown at right part of the dialog which will
immediately reflect the changes made to the camera position.
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2.1.9 Camera configuration – Presets
If camera supports configuring presets, this tab will be visible. ‘Preset list’ contains
all the already configured presets for the camera.
By default, application adds ‘Home’ preset when camera is added. You cannot delete
‘Home’ preset as it will be used as reference position when ‘Video Analytics’ features
are used for the camera.
To add new preset for the camera, adjust camera position using available PTZ
buttons. Specify preset name and click on
button to add new preset. The added
preset can be seen in preset list and its image on right hand side the list.
Select any preset from the list, right hand side image will be updated to show selected
preset position snapshot.
Select any preset from the list and click
camera
button to remove preset from the
To update any preset, adjust camera position as per your requirement, then select
any preset from the list and click
button. Selected preset will get updated with
this new position after getting confirmation from user and preset snapshot image too
gets updated.
Select any preset from the list and click
preset position.
button to move the camera to selected
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2.1.10 Camera configuration – Tours
For adding ‘Tour’, first enter tour name and click on
the ‘Tour list’ tree control.
button to add tour name to
Select tour name from the tree control and now you can go on adding ‘Presets’ to
selected tour name from tree control.
Select any preset from the list, enter dwell time (time in seconds to which preset
should be shown before moving to next preset in a tour), and click on
button to
add preset to tour. Tree control will show added presets with their dwell time below
the tour name. (Please refer screenshot at below page where tour is configured to 3
presets)
Keep doing same procedure to add more presets as per your choice.
Select any node (preset name or tour name) from the tree control and click
button to remove selected node from the list.
Click on
to start the tour.
Click on
to stop the tour.
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Screenshot where tour ‘Tour_AllPositions’ is configured with 3 preset from camera
‘Main Gate Entry’
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2.1.11 Analytics settings
User can set various analytics settings from below dialog. Settings include the
area to be under supervision; by default application processes all the area for
different types of alarms.
User can select for analytics options available like Intrusion detection, line
crossing, wrong direction movement detection, un-attended object detection, asset
protection, scene change, and object stopped, illegal parking, crowd detection,
and license plate recognition.
Advanced users further can set more parameters for each analytics type.
‘Enable analytics processing’ should be checked and detection zone should be
updated as per the requirement.
Update schedule for which analytics should be active from ‘Scheduler settings’ on
this page.
Tweak parameters from ‘Advanced settings’ option available with every type of
analytics module.
For more than one rule within the specific analytics module (e.g. Intrusion) – click
on
button.
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2.2 Video Devices - Sequences
This link displays the list of currently configured video sequences. A video sequence
is a sequence of video channels, with dwell time specified for each channel. The video
sequences can be used in the live view or playback view for patrol mode video
display.
There are two modes for sequence display.
2.2.1 Video view mode
This shows playing video sequences with video and their dwell time.
The ‘Add sequence’ button (
or
on video window) can be used to configure a
new video sequence. This will pop up a dialog box (see figure below) which allows
you to name your video sequence, add description of video sequence and define or
add video channels to video sequence with their dwell time.
Use user control available on dialog for adding video channel to the sequence,
removing video channel from the sequence and changing video channel execution
order (Move up
and move down
) buttons.
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Click on ‘Save’ button
to add video sequence to the system.
After adding video sequence, application starts showing video sequence at the dialog.
You can add more sequence by repeating above steps.
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2.2.2 List view mode
This link shows the list of video sequence, their name and description. You can add
sequence, remove selected sequence or see details about the sequence using controls
available on the page.
The ‘Remove sequence’
video sequence.
The ‘Detail’ button
video sequence.
button can be used to delete the currently selected
can be used to view the settings of the currently selected
The ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ buttons can be used to change the sequence of the video
sequences in the list.
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2.2.3 Sequences details
The ‘Sequences’ link has sub-links, one for every video sequence configured in the
system. Clicking on any of these sub-links displays the video sequence details page
for that sequence. The sequence details page shows the list of video channels in that
video sequence, along with their dwell times.
Any row from the list can be selected, and the corresponding video channel is treated
as the currently selected video channel. Live video is displayed for the currently
selected video channel at right hand side.
The ‘Up’
and ‘Down’
buttons can be used to change the sequence of the
video channels in the list, and hence in the video sequence.
The ‘Edit sequence…’
button can be used to edit the video sequence, this pops
up same dialog box as that of add video sequence. You can change video sequence
settings using user interface controls from this dialog.
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2.3 Audio Device
This link displays list of currently added video devices. And lets you add audio
devices.
Use ‘Add video device…’
button to add video device to the system.
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Enter details for audio device name and desciption and select audio source type from
list.
Click on ‘Add’
button to add audio device to system.
This will popup recording selection dialog for audio device, configure recording
settings for audio device and click ‘Save’
The ‘Remove selected audio device
selected audio device.
The ‘View audio device details’ button
currently selected audio device.
button to save settings.
button can be used to delete the currently
can be used to view the settings of the
The ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ buttons can be used to change the sequence of the video
sequences in the list.
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Use
button to play audio from all channels, audio will start only for those for
which audio has been enabled during addition/editing video channel.
Use
button to mute audio from all channels.
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2.4 Device Groups
2.3.1 Groups
The ‘Device Groups’ link lists all video devices and audio devices groups currently
defined in the system. By default system adds ‘CG_AllChannels” group which
includes all the video devices and audio devices from the system. You can define
device groups as per your need.
The ‘Add new device group’ button
can be used to add new group to the system.
This will pop up a dialog box (see figure below) which allows you to name your
group, add description of group and define or add video channels and audio devices to
group.
The ‘Remove group’
The ‘Detail’ button
group.
button can be used to delete the currently selected group.
can be used to view the details of the currently selected
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Use
- To remove all devices from the group.
- To remove selected devices from the group.
- To add all video devices to the group.
- To add selected devices from ‘Devices not in group’ to ‘Devices in group’
Use ‘Exclusive device selection’ to exclude all the devices from ‘Devices not in
group’ list which are already used in one or more device groups.
Click on ‘Save’ button to complete adding group to the system.
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2.3.2 Group Details
The ‘Group’ link has sub-links, one for every group configured in the system.
Clicking on any of these sub-links displays the details about that group. This details
page shows all the video channels that are available in the group and all the video
channels that are not in the group. Click on ‘Edit camera group settings…’
button to change the settings. Change the ‘Channels in group’ list with the buttons
below it. After changes completed, click on ‘Save camera group settings’
to save the changes.
button
Figure – Group details link for ‘CG_AllGateCameras’ group.
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2.4 Status
The status link gives category wise quick status of the entire system. It has sub links.
2.4.1 Channel status
This link displays status for all configured video channels with details on each stream
used and its current status. Summary which includes total cameras, total online
cameras and total offline cameras is displayed at the bottom of the page.
Use ‘Refresh’ button
Use ‘Save’ button
or CSV format.
to get current channel status at any time.
to save channel status report to standard format like text, xml,
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2.4.2 Recording status
This link displays recording mode used for all configured video channels in the
system with recording drive used per video channel.
Use
button to save this report to text, xml or CSV format.
Use
button to update recording plan for selected video channel.
Use
button to reassign recording drives for all configured video channels in the
system. The application intelligently re-assigns recording drives for all channels, to
distribute the recording load. Please note that changing recording drive for a camera
will result in loss of previously recorded data. Hence this button should be used
carefully and is recommended to be used only during the initial configuration steps.
Use
button to refresh the recording of all video channels.
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2.4.3 Video analytics status
This link displays the list of currently configured video channels and their video
analytics status – whether video analytics in ON/OFF, details regarding status of
features like Intrusion status, Line Crossing status, Wrong direction movement status
etc.
Use
button to status report to standard format like text, xml or CSV.
Use
button to edit video analytics for selected video channel. Details on how to
configure video analytics are discussed above.
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2.4.4 Bandwidth status
This link displays bandwidth consumed by each configured stream for all video
configured video channels.
Use
button to status report to standard format like text, xml or CSV.
Use ‘Refresh’ button
to get current bandwidth status at any time.
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2.4.5 Storage space
This link lets you to check storage space utilization for particular minute by particular
video channel.
Select video channel of your interest, timestamp of your choice and click on ‘View
storage space utilization’ button
(MB).
to know storage space used in mega-bytes
Use
buuton to view storage space utilization for next slot in time.
Use
buuton to view storage space utilization for previous slot in time.
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2.4.6 Video parameters
Select video source type from available options and click on ‘View button’
button to list video stream parameters for all cameras of selected type.
Parameter includes video resolutions, frame rates, bit rates, quality etc. for various
stream inside the cameras.
The list adds more columns to show these settings.
You can save this report to standard formats using ‘Save report’
Use ‘Abort’ button
button.
- to abort viewing video channel parameters.
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2.4.7 Camera Parameters
This link displays camera parameters for all cameras added in system.
Parameters includes details of each stream, Y-Flip, Camera PTZ, Video analytics
status, motion detection and audio settings etc.
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2.4.8 Connected clients
This link displays network connections done by client applications to this server. It
lists connections in detail with client’s IP address, description (reason for connection),
channel ID used, and status of the connection.
Use ‘Save report’ button
Use ‘Refresh’ button
to save the status.
to view current status at any given time.
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2.4.9 Phone communication
This page displays phone communication status with android application, please refer
to ‘Communication->Phone settings’ for more information.
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2.5 Reports and Export
Using this link you can configure alarm reports and default video export settings (used in
case of exporting videos directly using right click options available on video window).
2.5.1 Alarms
Check ‘Enable daily reports’ option and configure time, report format, and option to
save report to predefined storage path (local storage or network attached storage or
any other storage media accessible to server computer) or email report as an
attachment to default or other email IDs.
Please note: For sending email as an attachment, you must configure email settings
from ‘Communication-> Email’ tab with correct user name, password, and other
server settings. Also please confirm that ‘Test email’ button at ‘Communication>Email’ tab works and you get email delivered at configured address.
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2.5.2 Default video export settings
Configure default settings for exporting videos. These settings will be used when user
exports videos from right click video options (single video export or multiple video
exports).
Configure export path, export format, watermarking option, watermarking color, text
to be written on exported video, text font, channel name watermarking, and timestamp
watermarking etc.
You can also enable password protection for exporting videos in native format.
You can also check ‘Use specified file name for exported videos’ to enable providing
exported video file name instead of using default file name.
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2.6 Communication
This link lets you to configure various communication parameters that server application
will be using while communicating with other devices, software’s etc.
2.6.1 Network
You can configure network parameters to be used by the server application.
Application can use two different IP addresses for communication purpose.
‘Input IP address (Connections to cameras)’ will be used for communication with the
cameras.
‘Output IP address (Client Connections)’ will be used for communication with client
applications.
These IP addresses can be same or different as per the requirement.
Ports listed in this page will be used by the application for communication. Please
make sure these ports are free and not already consumed by any other software
or service running on the server computer.
‘Reset communication’ button
can be used in case you observe any issues while
connecting client applications to this server. This may happen in rare cases where
network is having stability issues. This button is to quickly rectify such error
conditions.
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Use ‘Web address’ if you wish to use web client. VLC plug-in is required to view
videos using web clients to this application.
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2.6.2 Email settings
From e-mail tab, you should configure the e-mail account settings that this application
will use to send an e-mail when it learns particular alarm. E-mail settings includes
SMTP server, valid e-mail account, security type (none, SSL, TLS), SMTP port
number etc.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
.
Above screenshot can be referred for setting up GMAIL account for sending emails
from this server application. Please note that ‘Sender E-mail ID ‘and passwords
should match to the account you are configuring (Gmail account in this example).
Also default recipient Email ID and CC Email IDs should be valid Ids.
Settings for other SMTP severs may change. Please contact email server
provider to get these details.
It is strongly recommended that you click ‘Send test Email’ button
to check
whether you get test email to configured default Email and CC ID. Check the
recipients email box for confirmation.
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2.6.3 Phone Settings
From phone settings tab, you should configure the phone communication settings that
this application will use to make a call and SMS when it learns particular alarm.
Phone communication settings includes IP Address, Port Number, Default Phone
Number (Call), Default Phone Number (SMS) etc.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
.
In order to use this application you need to install android based ‘Phone
Network Gateway Application’ on your phone.
Please use ‘Test Call’
and ‘Test SMS’
to make sure that the
configuration is correct and you are able to receive the phone call and SMS.
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2.6.4 FTP Settings
From FTP settings tab, you should configure the FTP communication settings that
will be used by application to upload alarm details on give FTP server and directory.
FTP settings includes Server Name, Port Number, Username, Password, Directory
etc.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
Please use ‘Test FTP Upload’
.
button validated the settings.
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2.6.5 Video Streaming
You can configure video stream resolutions that this server application will use when
streaming data to clients running on devices like mobile phones.
Please select values from the available options. These will be approximate values.
Server application will adjust them as per video channel parameters while streaming
data to client applications.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
.
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2.6.7 Restrictions
From this link, you can set the restrictions on number of client (PC, Web and mobile
client) that can be connected to system simultaneously.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
.
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2.6.8 RSS Feed Settings
From this link you can view and change RSS feed settings for application.
Application can publish all alarms to ‘RSS Feed URL’ displayed on settings page.
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
.
The ‘Active alarms’ can be defined from the same settings page. Options available for
the ‘Active Alarms’ configuration are –
Recently generated alarms – selecting this option adds all ‘recent’ alarms to the RSS
feed
Non-acknowledged alarms – selecting this option adds alarms available in the
‘Security Management System’ which are waiting for acknowledgement when the
active alarms RSS feed is queries.
If ‘Recently generated alarms’ option is selected for ‘Active alarms’, it is possible to
define ‘Duration’ which defines ‘recent’ interval. Several options are available for
‘Duration’ – from ‘Last 5 minutes’ to ‘Last 7 days’.
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2.6.9 External Database
From this link you can change settings for external database connection for
application. Application will use this settings to add ‘Object counting logs’ to external
database.
Currently Security Management System supports MySQL database, as an external
database.
External database connection settings includes server IP address or name, port
number, database name, username and password
Click on “Edit” button
to enable user controls.
Change parameters and click on “Save” button
Please use ‘Test External Database Connection’
database.
.
to test connection with
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2.7 Security devices
2.7.1 Devices
This link displays the list of currently configured security devices. Also you can
configure new security devices from this page.
The ‘Add device’ button
can be used to configure a new security device.
Any row from the list can be selected, and the corresponding device is treated as the
currently selected device.
The ‘Remove’ button
The ‘Detail’ button
device.
can be used to delete the currently selected device.
can be used to view the settings of the currently selected
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2.7.2 Device Alarms
This page will display all the alarms that will be generated by security devices
supported by ‘Security Management System’.
Select any alarm name, its details will be shown in below list. To edit the alarm
settings, click on edit button
present on upper left of the window. This will pop
up a dialog box where you can configure alarm settings. (See screenshot below)
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In the ‘Basic’ section, you can configure ‘Alarm Name’, ‘Alarm Category’, ‘Save
Image’, ‘Alarm Acknowledgement’ and popup windows.
In ‘Communication’ section, you can configure communication to other devices or
software’s like ‘Send Email’, ‘Send SMS’, ‘Call Phone’, ‘Upload to FTP’, ‘RSS
Feed’ etc.
In ‘Macro’ section, you can ask to execute the user defined macro whenever the
alarm is generated.
Please refer to ‘Alarm management’ section for more details.
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2.7.3 Device Alarms Rules
This page allows you to add specific alarm rules for all device alarms supported by
‘Security Management System’ application.
Alarm rule can be defined for specific alarm from specific alarm source.
Please click on ‘Add new alarm rule’
the wizard.
button to create new alarm rule and follow
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Please select ‘Alarm Source’ and ‘Alarm Type’ for which you want define alarm rule
and click on ‘Next’
to proceed with settings.
Next page will display alarm settings that you can define for this alarm rule.
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Configure ‘Basic’, ‘Communication’, ‘Macro’, ‘Preset’, and ‘Multichannel recording’
sections as your requirement.
As per the above screenshot, whenever alarm ‘GPP – Reader 0- Card Accepted’ is
generated for the security device ‘SD_Access1’; Security Management System Server
software will execute these configured alarm handlers.
In case there is no alarm rule is defined, Security Management System Server
software will use alarm handlers from ‘Device Alarms’ section.
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2.7.4 GPP Device Status
This page will display status for all ‘GPP Devices’ which are enabled and which are
online.
Clicking on the ‘Refresh’ button will refresh the status to current values.
Clicking on the ‘Reports’ button will pop up ‘GPP Device Alarm Search’ dialog
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‘GPP Device Alarm Search’ provides user interface for specifying query parameters –
a. Start time
b. End time
c. Site
d. Alarm source – a GPP device can be selected from the drop down
e. Alarm type
f. Alarm name – this provides wild card search based on ‘alarm name’. *
indicates ‘all alarm names’
g. Card ID – this provides wild card search based on ‘Card ID’. * indicates ‘all
cards’
The search results are displayed in the list.
Clicking on any of the search results displays video associated with the alarm. Video
can be viewed with video navigation controls available.
Following functionality is available from the ‘GPP Device Alarm Search’ dialog
a. Print report
b. Save report
c. Export video
d. View video in playback screen
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2.7.4 Device Communication
This page allows you to enable and define ‘ABB device settings’
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2.7 Keyboards and Joysticks
This page lets you add standard USB or IP based CCTV keyboards or joysticks to the
system.
2.7.1 Configuring keyboard and joysticks
Click on ‘Add’ button
, which will pop-up a dialog box where you can enter
device name, device description (any string for identifying the device), select type
from available options, and select joystick from listed options.
Click on ‘Enable’ to enabling joystick usage into the application.
Select joystick movement for zoom to be Normal or Opposite.
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2.7.2 Keyboard and Joystick details
This page will list all the parameter for the joystick. You can enable/disable joystick
from this page.
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2.7.3 Keyboard and Joystick status
This page lists commands from all the CCTV keyboards and joysticks and shows their
status report. CCTV Keyboards and joysticks can be used to select video screens
(discussed later) and video channels from selected video screens, and also control
selected video channel PTZ positions.
This status window is for logging purpose so that user can understand what
commands are sent to the application and what their statuses are.
Click on ‘Clear list’ button
to delete all the items from the status list.
The screenshot displays joystick logs.
The ‘Command’ field describes the type of operation performed by the joystick.
The ‘Parameter’ field mentions the operation performed from the joystick,
The ‘Status’ field mentions whether the command was successful or unsuccessful.
The ‘Comment’ field gives you description on why command was unsuccessful.
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2.8 Users and Privileges
This section is used for administration tasks, defining users who can access the server
software, their privileges, priorities while doing PTZ on cameras etc.
2.8.1 Users
This link displays all the configured users which can access this server software. You
can add new user to the system, delete or disable already configured.
Click on ‘Add new user’ button
to add new user. Provide details about user
name, password, select privilege from available options, click on ‘Enable user’ to
enable user access to the system, provide other optional details like address phone
numbers and email address. Click on ‘Add’ to complete adding new user.
Select any user and click on ‘Details’ button
to see and update user details.
From details page (screen shot at below page), you can edit the details and change
password for selected user.
Select any user from the list and click on ‘Remove’ button
system.
to remove it from the
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Screenshot – User list
Screenshot – User details
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2.8.2 Active directory users
You can add Windows active directory users to the server software from this link.
Click on ‘Add new user’ button
to pop-up a dialog box where you can provide
IP address of Windows Active Directory server and click on ‘Search’ button to fill up
‘User name’ option box with the Windows active directory users from the selected IP
address.
Then you can add user just like normal user and do all other operations onto it like
enabling/disabling user access to the software, privilege assignment, user details etc.
as described above.
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2.8.3 Privileges
This link displays the list of currently configured privileges.
The ‘Add New Privilege’
button can be used to configure a new privilege.
Any row from the list can be selected, and the corresponding privilege is treated
as the currently selected privilege.
The ‘Delete’ button
can be used to delete the currently selected privilege. It
is not possible to delete an ‘In-built’ type privilege.
The ‘Details’ button
selected privilege.
can be used to view the settings of the currently
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Add new privilege
Use
button to add new privilege to the system. This will pop-up a dialog box
where you can enter privilege name, and select ‘Base privilege’ from which it needs
to be derived.
You can then enable/disable ‘Functions’ from the list to this privilege.
Please select ‘Channel group’ this privilege will have access to.
And finally click on button to add new privilege (‘Security Personnel’ in this
example) to the system.
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Privilege Details
The ‘Privileges’ link has sub-links, one for every privilege configured in the system.
Clicking on any of these sub-links displays the privilege details page for that
privilege.
The ‘Edit’ button
can be clicked to start editing the privilege configurations. The
‘Edit’ button is enabled only for the ‘configured’ type privileges and not the ‘In-built’
type privileges.
When in the ‘edit’ mode, it is possible to change the ‘Privilege Name’ and the
authentication of functions for that privilege and also assign one or mode channel
groups to new privilege. Users with this new privilege will only see and operate video
channels assigned to their channel group.
Change ‘Channel groups allowed’ for this privilege from below section (shown at
screenshot)
Clicking on ‘Save’ button
saves the changes done to the privilege
configurations. Clicking on the ‘Cancel’ button
results in the ‘undo’ operation
and configurations are reset to the previously saved settings.
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2.8.4 PTZ Priority
It is possible to define PTZ priorities for the system. This lets better control PTZ
cameras and some users can have high priority while doing PTZ for the cameras while
other users can wait as per their priority.
Check the ‘Enable PTZ priority’ option and define ‘PTZ lock time’ in seconds.
All configured users of the system are listed in the list and users listed at the top are
having high priority. Priority goes on decreasing as serial number (Sr. NO. in above
screenshot) goes on increasing.
When a high priority user does PTZ, then PTZ functionality gets locked for ‘PTZ lock
time’ seconds, all users having low priority than the user who does the last PTZ needs
to wait for ‘PTZ lock time’ for doing PTZ on any configured cameras.
A high priority user can always invoke PTZ any time if PTZ locked by low priority
user and PTZ will get locked for configured time for all users with low priority than
current user who just did PTZ.
Select any user from the list and use
Click on ‘Save’ button
Click on ‘Cancel’ button
saved settings.
,
buttons to modify user priority.
to save the changes.
to discard current updates. User interface will show last
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2.8.5 Change password
You can change password for currently logged user from this page.
Click on ‘Edit’ button
to enable user interface.
Enter ‘Old password’, ‘New password’ and ‘confirm new password’
Click on ‘Save’ button
to save changes.
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2.9 Alarm management
2.9.1 Alarm handling
Alarm handling link displays alarm settings for each alarm type and allows you to
configure settings.
Select any alarm name, its details will be shown in below list.
Double click on any alarm from list to view its details.
To edit the alarm settings, click on edit button
present on upper left of the
window. This will pop up a dialog box where you can configure alarm settings. (See
screenshot below)
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In the ‘Basic’ section, you can configure following alarm settings
a. Alarm Name:
You can specify different alarm names to the generated alarm.
b. Alarm Category:
Choose between ‘Log’, ‘Warning’, or ‘Alarm’.
c. Save Image:
When checked will save alarm image.
d. Enable alarm acknowledgement:
If enabled you can specify whether alarm should be auto acknowledged or not,
if yes then time after which it will be auto-acknowledged. If autoacknowledgement is unchecked, operator should manually acknowledge the
alarm.
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e. Popup windows:
You can enable popup of preconfigured video screen (separate screen where
you can configure screen layout and video channels – for configuring please
refer to ‘User interface->Display settings’ tab) and /or live screen (separate
live screen displayed in 1x1 layout mode with current alarm video channel
viewed, you can drag drop other video channels and change the layout as per
your choice.)
f. Print alarm:
If enable application will print the alarm details to default printer.
In ‘Communication’ section, you can configure communication to other devices or
software like ‘Send Email’, ‘Send SMS’, ‘Call Phone’, ‘Upload to FTP’, ‘RSS Feed’
etc.
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In ‘Macro’ section, you can ask to execute the user defined macro whenever the
alarm is generated.
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2.9.2 Alarm Rules
This page allows you to add specific alarm rules. Alarm rule can be defined for
specific alarm from specific alarm source.
Please click on ‘Add new alarm rule’
the wizard.
button to create new alarm rule and follow
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Please select ‘Alarm Source’ and ‘Alarm Type’ for which you want define alarm rule
and click on ‘Next’
to proceed with settings.
Next page will display alarm settings that you can define for this alarm rule.
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Configure ‘Basic’, ‘Communication’, ‘Macro’, ‘Preset’, and ‘Multichannel recording’
sections as your requirement.
For Alarm rule’s you can define ‘Preset and Tour’ and ‘Multichannel Recording’
settings.
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This means when ‘Wrong direction movement’ alarm is generated from video source
‘Main Gate Entry’ then Main gate Entry camera will move to WaterTankPosition
preset and South Gate camera to Parking preset.
Multichannel recording allows you to set recording for different channels when
selected alarm is generated.
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As per above screen shot whenever alarm ‘Wrong direction movement’ is generated
for the security device ‘Main Gate Entry’, channels Main Gate Entry will performs
recording for 10 seconds and South Gate for 30 seconds.
In case there is no alarm rule is defined, Security Management System Server
software will use alarm handlers from ‘Device Alarms’ section.
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2.9.2 Generate test alarm
Using this link, users can generate test alarms for video channel of their interest.
This can be used for testing purpose of alarm handlers.
Select ‘Alarm to be generated’ from the available options.
Then select ‘Channel name’ (‘alarm source’ for the alarm to be generated).
Then specify ‘Generator ID’ (e.g. area/zone ID for alarm generated from video
analytics module)
Select primary and secondary channel IDs – keep ‘Not applicable’ if not to be used.
Type any additional information into text box provided.
Click on ‘Generate test alarm’ button
to generate the alarm.
This generated alarm will work the same way as it has actually generated by the
video source. All alarm handlers for this particular alarm will get executed.
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2.10 Data management
All data management activities can be configured from this section
2.10.1 Recording drives
This is already discussed in ‘Quick setup wizard’ section above.
(Please refer ‘Quick setup wizard - Recording drives’)
2.10.2 Activity logs
Enable recycling of activity database from this section.
Specify recycle start and stop threshold in number of records unit.
Also configure threshold for ‘Activity logs full’ alarm.
Click on ‘Save’ button
to save the settings.
Click on ‘Cancel’ button
to discard currently updated values. This will disable
user interface and show the currently used settings.
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2.10.3 Manual operations
Data recorded by the application can be manually archived or cleaned from this page.
Please note – both these options will remove online data and system will no longer
have access to the data. You will be asked for confirmation before doing the
operation.
2.10.3.1 Archive data
Please select ‘Action’ from the options.
It can either be ‘Archive’ (which means move data) or ‘Cleanup’ (which means delete
data permanently). Select ‘Archive’ option.
Configure ‘Archive data before’ - Data before these days would be archived.
Select path for archive (‘Archive data to’)
If you wish not to move/archive alarms data, then check ‘Do not delete alarms data’.
‘Storage Space Check’ features can be used to check if there is sufficient space at the
archive path you selected. Click on
button to process this. This will tell you the
space required for archiving data for configured number of days, the available disk
space on the archive data path you have configured and the status for archiving the
data.
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Click on
Use
button to start processing. Progress will be displayed below this button.
button any time after starting the process to abort the process.
Player application –
As this operation makes data offline to the system, a player application is given to
play this data later when needed. This player application will also get copied the same
path you choose to archive the data. You can execute the player application and it will
start playing data automatically. You can navigate through the data using controls
available on the player application.
2.10.3.2 Cleanup data
This removes data permanently from the system.
Please select ‘Action’ as ‘Cleanup’.
Configure cleanup data days (say X). This will delete the ‘X days before data’.
Check ‘Cleanup activity’ logs to clean up them.
Check ‘Do not delete alarms data’ to skip deleting alarms data while cleaning up data.
Click on
Use
button to start processing. Progress will be displayed below this button.
button any time after starting the process to abort the process.
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2.10.4 Scheduled operations
Action for scheduled operation can ‘None’ or ‘Archive’ or ‘Cleanup’
Data archive or cleanup can be scheduled as per the requirement using this page.
2.10.4.1 None –
Select this option if you do not want to perform any scheduled action to the
data.
2.10.4.2 Archive –
Select action as ‘Archive’.
Configure when to perform this operation ‘Weekly, daily, or monthly’, chose the day
for the operation when mode is not daily, and hour of the operation.
Configure ‘number of days before’ the data would be archived and the path to archive
data.
Check ‘Do not delete alarms data’ if you wish not to move alarms data to archive
path.
Application will display the status of the scheduled operation at this page.
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2.10.4.3 Cleanup
Select action as ‘Cleanup’.
Configure when to perform this operation ‘Weekly, daily, or monthly’, chose the day
for the operation when mode is not daily, and hour of the operation.
Configure ‘number of days before’ the data would be cleaned up.
Check ‘Do not delete alarms data’ if you wish not to delete alarms data.
Application will display the status of the scheduled operation at this page.
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2.10.5 Recording History
This page allows to you to recreate recording history information, which will be used
by ‘Video Search Screen’ to display status of recording for every channel.
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2.11 Remote Backup
2.11.1 Remote Backup
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2.11.2 Recording Drives
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2.11 Tasks
Tasks can be scheduled from this page.
2.11.1 Surveillance tasks
Click on
button to add new surveillance task to pop-up a dialog box.
Enter task name, select type of task from available options, select task status
(enable/disable task), and define task parameters and its schedule.
Task schedule can be daily or weekly. Please select day when schedule is weekly.
Select hour at which this task should get executed.
For ‘Daily’ you can select multiple days of week for which you want to run this task.
For ‘Weekly’ you can select a day when you want to schedule this task.
And finally click on
button to save the task.
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Select any row from the tasks list and click
button to edit the task. Same dialog
box will get popped up where you can edit the task type, task status, task parameter
and its schedule.
Select any row from list of the tasks and click
the system.
button to remove the task from
The task list will show details about the configured tasks and their due time.
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2.12 Linked Servers
2.12.1 Failover Server
This page shows the details about ‘assigned failover server’ to this server application.
Failover server is a separate application which will monitor this server application
(or may monitor multiple server applications simultaneously depending upon its
configuration).
When any of the monitored servers get offline, failover server will immediately start
processing offline server and it will record data on offline server’s behalf and all the
client application too will connect to the failover server to get live, playback and
alarm data feeds.
‘Failover server’ can be assigned from ‘Failover management server’ application
which will get installed automatically when server application is installed.
Please locate ‘Failover management server’ in the same installation path and
follow guidelines to configure/assign failover server to server application.
Following screenshot shows no failover server is assigned to this server software.
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Following screenshot shows details about failover server when failover server is
assigned to this server software and is online.
This shows failover server with output IP address 192.168.0.64 is assigned to this
server and failover server is currently online.
Use
button to refresh failover server details.
Use
button to remove assigned failover server.
Failover ‘data synchronization status’ section shows details about data synchronized
by the failover server. This happens when failover server has recorded data on main
server’s behalf when main server is offline at some time and when main server (this
server software) comes online.
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2.12.2 Redundant Server
This page shows the details about ‘assigned redundant server’ to this server
application.
As the name suggests, ‘Redundant Server’ application is used for ‘redundant
processing’ doing exactly same processing as the main server.
Redundant server is used in requirements where a copy of recorded data is needed at
another physical location other than the main server location.
So, in case there is any problem with the main server, data can be retrieved from the
redundant server.
This shows redundant server with output IP address 192.168.0.64 is assigned to this
server and failover server is currently online.
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2.13 Server settings
2.13.1 Import and Export
Application settings can be exported from this menu.
Use
button to export current settings to a file. Application creates a single file
which includes all the current settings for the software which later can be imported (if
needed) using the steps mentioned in the ‘Import configuration’ section.
Use
button to convert old exported settings to current format.
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2.13.2 Resources
This page allows configuration of memory optimization, display optimization, video
decoder optimization options which will be used by the application and to enable
resource monitoring.
These are advanced settings and should be done by trained engineers. Memory
optimization policy should be used based on the deployment environment.
It is advised not to change these settings if you are in doubt about the selection of one
of the option.
‘None’ option is the default and is expected to work in most of the deployment
situations.
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2.13.3. Preferences
This page allows to define more system options.
Virtual Memory:
a. Restart application when low on virtual memory – when enabled the
application’s virtual memory is monitored and application is restarted when it
reaches configured ‘Minimum free virtual memory’ limit.
b. Notify low virtual memory: when enable the application’s virtual memory is
monitored and application will generate notification when it reaches
configured ‘Minimum free virtual memory’ limit.
System Configuration:
a. Display system notification window: When unchecked application will not
display system notification window.
Enable minimize system notification window: When enable user can
minimize the system notification window even if it is displaying notifications.
b. Enable daily backup: when enabled takes back up of server configurations
every day at configured time. It is recommended to keep this setting enabled.
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c. Log client request: when checked all client requests are logged to the
database. It is recommended that you should not enable/check this option as
it would be used internal purpose.
d. Enable remote configuration: When enable application allows to perform
control settings from another software using SDK.
e. Display application maintenance configuration: When enable application
will display configuration page for application maintenance under ‘Server
settings-> Application Maintenance’.
f. Minimum video loss duration: You can define minimum video loss duration
in minutes (2-60 minutes) which will be used by video search screen to
display video data availability status.
g. Use different minimum video un-available interval for detailed time line:
If enabled video search screen will use this different threshold for minimum
video loss duration for detailed time lines.
Processing Priorities:
These are advanced setting and is used while processing data like archiving data,
cleanup of data, and exporting videos to client applications and analyzing video
recording history.
These operations use network bandwidth, I/O resources etc. resources and affect
computer performance and which in turn may affect the software performance for
normal recording and playback operations, if any of the resources hit the utilization
limit. The data processing priority can be lowered to free up more resources for the
normal operations, in such cases. This is an advanced configuration and should be
used only by trained engineers.
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2.13.4 Preferences (Camera)
This page allows you to define camera specific settings.
Rendering Mode:
Camera Connection: Camera connections will be made using this option.
Support low bit reate settings for camera: only a few camera models support very
low bit rate settings like 48 kbps. Hence the low bitrate settings are not displayed by
default in the user interface for changing camera streaming parameters. If any project
requires low bit rate setting for camera streams, this option can be enabled. However,
since it depends on the camera – whether it supports low bit rates or not, the low bit
rate settings should be verified. This is an advanced configuration and should be used
only by trained engineers.
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Enable adding multiple cameras from same IP: When enabled application allow
adding same camera more than once in system.
Reset all cameras camers when communication error is observerd:
Allow video stream parameters change: If enabled application will allow to change
video parameters fro camera.
Advanced RTP Options:
a. Use exclusive port number for UDP sockets:
b. Port validations:
c. IP address validations:
Manual recording type:
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2.13.5 Preferences (Notification)
This page allows you to define settings for ‘System Notifications’ window.
Enable sound for notifications: When enabled application will start playing selected
sound whenever there is new notification is generated in application.
Auto stop sound after: When enabled sound will stop playing automatically after
configured seconds.
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2.13.6 Preferences (Playback)
This page allows you to define playback time settings.
Instant replay time in seconds – used at live video screens to start playing video
from this configured seconds back of live video.
Video bookmark playback time settings – you can configure pre and post playback
time (in seconds) for bookmarking the video. You can bookmark video from live or
playback screen (use right click option).
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2.13.1 Application maintenance
From this tab, you can configure application restart details.
Check ‘Restart application’ option,
Provide start data and time from which application restart should work
Configured random time in hours (explained below) and
Repeat frequency in days (say x) means every x days at configured time.
Application will display ‘Next application restart time’ below.
You can test application restart feature with
button.
Random time:
For security reasons, application has added random time feature so that application
will get restarted any time after configured time (01:00:00 as per above screenshot)
within configured random time.
E.g. as per above screenshot, application will get on started on 24-July-2014 any time
after 1:00:00 + 2 hours (random time). I.e. anytime from 01:00:00 to 03:00:00. So
application restart time is difficult to guess and system will be more secure.
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2.13.2 Computer maintenance
From this tab, you can configure auto-logging into computer when computer starts.
Please configure ‘Computer user’ and password details’ – that will be used to autologin into the computer when computer restarts.
Check ‘Lock computer after autostart’ – to lock it after logging into the system.
After computer restart, application launch can be delayed by configured seconds.
Periodic machine reboot can be configured by enabling it. Please specify the start
date, time repeat frequency and random time in hours.
E.g. from above screenshot, periodic machine restart is enabled from 13-Aug-2014.
Machine will get automatically any time after 12:00:00 within 2 hour (random time).
Frequency of machine restart is set to 30 days so the operation will happen every 30
days.
Use
button to test computer reboot any time.
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2.14 Video panorama
Video panorama settings can be done using this tab.
Click on ‘Configure panorama’
button to popup configuration dialog.
Please see configuration dialog and details at below page.
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Video panorama configuration –
Click on ‘Add image’
button to popup camera selection dialog.
Select camera name and click on ‘Okay’
button.
This adds camera to video panorama.
Again add one more camera using ‘Add image’ button to add second camera.
After adding two cameras, you need to select the common points from these cameras.
Please use ‘Configuration advice’ for the next step to do.
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Following screenshot shows 2 cameras added to video panorama and first stitching
point is selected to the ‘Configure Camera image and now dialog is waiting for
stitching point selection. (See ‘Configuration advice’).
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Following figure shows corresponding stitching reference point (for reference point 1)
is selected in ‘Video Panorama Agreement’ section (point marked 2 in the screenshot
below). Then dialog asks to select second reference point in ‘Configure camera’
image (point 3 is selected in the screenshot below)
Now dialog is waiting for selection of corresponding stitching reference point on
existing video stitching arrangement (mapping 3rd point other image). Once you select
this point (in 4th point ‘Video panorama arrangement’), the dialog will stich these two
images as shown in figure below.
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Figure shows video stitching is done with 2 cameras and video panorama is played
using
button.
To include more cameras, click on pause
described for two cameras stitching.
button and follow same process as
Please see ‘Configuration Advice’ always for expected next step to perform.
Once configuration is done, click on ‘Okay’ button to save the configuration. To play
this configured panorama, use
button present on main application toolbar.
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2.15 User interface settings
This section lets you define parameters related to look and feel and easiness of using this
Software.
2.15.1 Alarm settings
Configure alarm type indicator colors, above screen shows the defaults and currently
used colors by the application.
Alarm Acknowledgement window type can be ‘Compact’ which only shows alarm
details with acknowledge button or ‘Detailed’ which shows alarm information with
live video and alarm video with acknowledgement window.
Detailed window also has playback control options to control alarm playback. You
can start separate playback screen from this detailed window and also export alarm
video. Please see below page for ‘Compact’ and ‘Detailed’ alarm acknowledgement
windows.
Check ‘Add motion detection alerts to alarms list’ to enable adding ‘Motion
detection’ alarms to the alarms database. Un-checking the option does NOT disable
motion detection and processing, but only disables adding the motion detection alarms
to the database. Typically, there will be many ‘motion detection’ alarms generated in
any video camera mounted in normal location for monitoring activities. Adding these
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alarms to the alarms database may not be useful, since these are generated very
frequently and the reports will not provide any good understanding of the situation.
But at the same time motion detection needs to be ON when video recording is
configured as ‘alarm based’
Alarm Acknowledgement window (Compact) –
Alarm Acknowledgement window (Detail) –
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‘Add no motion alerts to alarm list’
Add ‘Delay in writing video data’ alarms to alarms list
Enable object counting alerts enable to enable adding ‘Object counting’ alarms to
the alarms database. Un-checking the option does NOT disable motion detection and
processing, but only disables adding the motion detection alarms to the database.
Application will continue display details of object counting on video.
Check ‘Auto close alarm acknowledgement window when no active alarm exist’
to auto close alarm acknowledgement window when there are no active alarms in
system.
Check ‘Add object counting logs to external DB’ to add object counting logs to
external MYSQL database.
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2.15.2 Display settings
Configure video or application display related parameters from this user interface.
Ask system optimization recommendation It is advised or recommended only to setup the system at server machine and not use
this system for viewing live video screens, playing back history data etc. For these
features, user can connect client application from separate machines and use it. Server
is expected to record the video channels, run analytics and more expensive operations.
This way server can run with full resources and can support many video channels.
When checked ‘System optimization recommendation’, server application will ask for
closing all the auxiliary windows (live, playback, search etc. – discussed later) after
some time. You can turn ON/Off this feature using check box.
Ask confirmation while closing display – when checked application will ask for
confirmation while closing any video display. You can turn it off if do not need this
popup.
Display square pixels – when unchecked application displays video such that
complete display area is covered by the video. The original aspect ratio of the video
(video width: video height) is ignored during the display, in this case. This may result
in stretching of the video horizontally or vertically. If this option is checked,
application always displays video maintaining its original aspect ratio. The
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application adds black color bands (horizontal or vertical) to fill up the difference
between the aspect ratio of the video and the aspect ratio of the display area,
Display video count across video screens – when checked application displays total
number of videos being displayed to all the video windows tree control information.
Video screen settings
Max cameras for live screen 1: you can define maximum cameras that live
screen 1 can display using this edit box.
High resolution video window settings
You can configure high resolution window size or you can select ‘Full screen’
option so that high resolution window will occupy all screen area when it is
being viewed.
High resolution window can be popped up/ displayed by double-clicking on
any video or right clicking video and clicking ‘Full screen’ menu.
Display resolution selection threshold
When 2 separate display streams are selected for any channel, Security
Management System chooses the best one to display video on any target video
window. This helps in lowering the resource utilization considerably. E.g.
displaying 1.3 megapixel (1280 X 1024 pixels) video in 320 X 240 pixels size
display window is not useful, since it consumes resources for full 1.3
megapixel size but ultimately the output video is only 320 X 240 pixels.
Hence displaying 320X 240 size video would always be beneficial, as the
visible output video quality remains the same in both cases, but resources
utilization is much lesser. Security management System uses this principle to
select the best matching stream for display. ‘Display resolution selection
threshold’ parameter is used during the decision making for using lower
resolution stream or higher resolution stream.
You can define this settings for ‘Normal video’ and ‘High Resolution’ video
separately.
Enable video window viewing
When enabled application will display buttons for live, playback, analytics and
map view.
Video viewing is CPU intensive operation. Many of the server hardware’s do
not have graphics card installed on them. In this case, video display takes lot
of CPU usage and may affect working of the ‘Security Management System’
server software.
Hence it is recommended not to configure any video viewing in the server
software. By default video viewing is disabled in the server software
(deployment version). However in this step, it is advisable to reconfirm that no
video viewing is enabled in the server software.
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Hide recording history tab
When enabled application will display recording history tab on live and
playback video screens tab control.
Show error status for CCTV keyboard commands
When enabled application will display error message window when CCTV
keyboard working encounters any problem. It will be auto closed after
configured interval.
Switch to ‘Show UI’ mode when ESC button is pressed while in ‘Hide UI’ mode
When enabled, application will use ESC command to switch to ‘Show UI’
mode form ‘Hide UI’ mode for live and playback video screens.
Reset all window positions
Use this button to reset all windows position.
Display preconfigured video screen
This button will popup video screen where you can configure window layout and
videos. When the generated alarm is configured to popup pre-configured window, this
window will be opened/popped up with the setting you do.
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2.15.3 Map settings
This page allows you to configure map settings.
Double clicking action: This will define how video is displayed when user double
clicks on any item in map window. Options includes View video embedded on map,
view high resolution window or view in video viewer.
Embedded video size: This settings will be used to configure size of video embedded
on map window. The size is defined in pixels.
High resolution video size: This settings will be used to configure the size of high
resolution video window. The size is defined in pixels.
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2.15.3 Overlay settings
You can configure overlay settings using this tab.
Text color – color used while displaying overlay texts.
Overlay – normal videos Show camera name, timestamp, IP address, bit rate, FPS (frame rate), video
resolution, video recording state, audio play state, no audio indicator, and
camera PTZ location can be enabled or disabled to overlay it on videos.
Overlay – high resolution videos Separate overlay settings can be configured for ‘High resolution videos’
Motion detection overlay mode can be one of the
- ‘No display’ – no overlay will be done for motion area.
- ‘Motion indicator only’ – displays small rectangle at left bottom when there
is motion in the scene.
- ‘Motion grids only’- displays grid on the video where there is a motion.
- ‘Full display’ – displays both motion indicator and grids on video when there
is motion in the scene
Other settings
- Display video overlay icon when there is video disconnection (displays cross mark)
- Display video overlay icon when there is server disconnection (displays cross mark
in a circle).
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2.15.4 Language settings
Application has built in support for various languages. You can choose your language
from this section.
This tab shows current language used by the application.
To change select the language and click on
to save the settings.
Please note that you need to restart the application to apply newly selected language.
Such message is displayed below the ‘Select language’ option.
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3. Views
The ‘Security Management System Server’ provides several viewing screens which
can be viewed simultaneously. All the screens can be moved independently and hence
can be viewed on different display devices / monitors connected to the computer.
3.1 Toolbar buttons
Live video screen – This screen can be used to view live video from cameras.
Playback video screen – This screen can be used to view recorded data from
cameras. All cameras in this screen will display synchronous playback.
Non sync playback video screen – This screen can be used to view recorded
data from each camera separately Playback for each camera can be managed
separately in this screen.
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Map screen – this displays the 2D map image and locations of cameras on the
image. It is possible to view live video on the map image location. It is also possible
to highlight any generated alarm directly on the map screen.
Analytics screen – shows analytics streams for all configured video channels.
Export video screen – allows you to export video in standard or native format.
Video panorama screen shows panoramic view for configured video channels.
Alarms screen, the list of alarms generated in current session of application.
Active alarms screen – list of shows all active alarms in the system.
Search screen – this can be used to search for alarms by time and channel ID.
It can also be used to export any duration of recorded video to a standard format.
User logs screen – this can be used to search for user activity logs by time and
user ID. It also shows the user activity logs for the current session.
Video bookmark search screen - used to search bookmarked videos.
Video search screen – Will be used to launch ‘Video search screen’ where you
can analyze recorded data availability from cameras over the period of time using
‘Security Management System’.
Offline data viewer, a separate player application to view application’s offline
data
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License information - shows license information of the software
Help – pop-ups this file.
About – displays manufacture’s name, company and copyright information
Lock server – closes all windows except main screen window and locks the
system. To access the system again, you need to unlock it using the password of
logged in account.
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3.2 Live Video screen
Application provides one live video screen where you can view live feed from
cameras
Click on
button to open video screen.
Screen title bar will show screen number and CCTV keyboard index for opened video
screen.
Details about each user interface control are below.
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3.2.1 Tree control
Tree control displays a root node as ‘Site’ node. It shows site ID and below site id
node, camera groups that are authorized for currently logged user are displayed.
Camera group nodes have sub nodes to all the camera names that are present inside
the camera group and camera sequences.
To view camera video or camera sequence video, user drags the camera name or
camera sequence name and drop to the ‘Video control’ (refer 3.2.2 or refer point 2
from screenshot).
Alternatively you can also double click on camera name or camera sequence name
from tree control to view the video into video control.
You can also right click on video container and click on ‘Assign video channel’ or
‘Assign video sequence’ to view videos.
3.2.2 Video control
Video control displays videos from camera or sequence of cameras. It has number of
items (same sized or different size depending upon layout used) – called as ‘video
containers’.
You can right click on the video container for options related to video container or
video displayed inside video container.
Selected video channel or sequence is highlighted with RED colored title bar and you
can apply features available on ‘Tab control’ (point 6 from screenshot above) on this
selected video or sequence.
3.2.3 Layout toolbar
Using buttons available on layout toolbar, the ‘video control’ appearance can be
changed. Figure above shows that video control currently is in 1+5 mode i.e.1 (first)
video container is large sized and rest 5 are small-equal sized.
Other available modes are 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 3x4, 4x4, 5x5, 5x6, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 1+7, 1+9,
1+11, 1+12, and 1+16.
Click on these buttons to apply layout modes.
Left hand side 4 buttons can be used to move to first page, last, previous page, next
page within current used layout.
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Button gets all the video displays linear with no vacant video windows in
between.
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3.2.4 Hide user interface
This button
can be used to hide all configuration user interface controls from
the screen to show only ‘Video control’ and the screen will look like
To show user interface controls, right click on any video container and click on ‘Show
user interface’ menu.
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Tab control
The tab control contains many features categorized into sub tabs. The features from
the tab control will work on selected camera or camera/video sequence.
Name of currently selected camera/sequence is displayed below this tab control.
Also, selected camera/sequence is displayed in RED colored title bar in the ‘Video
control’
3.2.5 Tab - Camera PTZ
This tab shows camera PTZ controls when camera PTZ is supported by the camera
and user has selected camera PTZ option from ‘Video details page’
3.2.7 Tab - Digital PTZ
This tab works in one of the 3 available modes (Digital PTZ mode, Digital Auto
tracker mode, or Vibration removal mode)
Digital PTZ modeThe selected video display can be controlled using digital PTZ controls.
Use PTZ buttons from this tab to zoom, pan, and tilt the video. For different PTZ
speeds, use ‘PTZ speed’ slider bar.
For PTZ using mouse move, drag and scroll, right click on video and use ‘Display
mode – Digital PTZ’ menu.
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PTZ area display indicator shows which part of video is being displayed on the
screen.
Magnifying glass when enabled will magnify the area when mouse pointer is
moved to the selected video display. Magnifying glass parameter (glass size and
zoom) can be controlled using slider bars.
Screenshot below shows digital PTZ applied on ‘video container 1’ (1-Main Gate
Entry), also applied magnifying glass is shown (see 2 in image). For comparison
with normal video, see video from ‘video container 4’ (4- Main Gate Entry) which
shows normal live video for same camera.
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Digital auto tracker mode
From tab control, select operation mode to ‘Auto Tracker’. Enable auto-tracking
with the checkbox present on the tab. This enables the digital auto tracking
feature. The application detects the objects in the scene, selects the best object,
tracks it and auto-tracks it such that the output display window is always focused
on the target object.
This feature is specifically useful for mega-pixel cameras, where the operator
would like to view the objects and track them automatically without needing any
user interaction.
Please note that, this feature is specific to a display window, hence it is
possible to have 2 views of same camera – one with digital auto-tracking
enabled and the other one as normal view of the camera.
Enabling this feature has no effect on the recording or any other configurations
done for the video channel, since it applies only to a specific display window
and not the original video stream from the camera.
Figure below illustrates the auto tracking of a vehicle – where left hand side
video display has auto-tracking enabled and right hand side display shows same
video feed without any processing.
Use ‘Analytics settings’ button
to change auto-tracking parameters.
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Vibration removal mode –
From tab control, select operation mode to ‘Vibration removal’. Enable vibration
removal with the checkbox present on the tab. When enabled, vibrations in the
video feed will be removed to have stable, vibration-free video view.
Please note that, this feature is specific to a display window, hence it is
possible to have 2 views of same camera – one with vibration removal enabled
and the other one as normal view of the camera.
Enabling this feature has no effect on the recording or any other configurations
done for the video channel, since it applies only to a specific display window
and not the original video stream from the camera.
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3.2.8 Tab - Image properties
Image properties such as brightness, contrast, sharpness, color adjustments etc. for the
selected camera can be controlled using this tab.
This feature is camera dependent.
3.2.9 Tab – Presets
This tab lists configured presets for selected camera. Click on any preset name from
the list to select it. Its snapshot image will be displayed at right hand side.
Click on
button to go to selected preset. Command will be sent to the camera
which will be moved to the selected preset position.
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Note – to configure presets, please refer to ‘Camera PTZ configuration’
3.2.10 Tab – Tours
This tab lists all configured tours for selected camera.
Select any tour from the list and click on
Click on
button to start tour.
to stop currently started tour.
Click on
button to popup a dialog box which displays details about the selected
tour. It lists all the presets used for the tour and their dwell time.
Note – to configure tours, please refer to ‘Camera PTZ configuration’
3.2.11 Tab - Video source
This tab shows connection details for the selected camera.
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3.2.12 Tab - Layout profile and sequences
User can configure and save different layouts using this tab. By default application
adds ‘LP_Default’ profile, which you can modify but cannot delete.
The combo box below displays configured layout sequences for opened screen.
Changing combo box selection will switch layout to selected layout profile or
sequence.
To add new layout profile, click
on button. This pops up a dialog box.
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Enter layout profile ID and click on ‘Add’ button to add new layout ‘LP_Layout001’
into the screen. The screen now will automatically switch to newly added layout
(LP_Layout001 in this example). By default video control will be in 1+5 mode with
no videos assigned to any video containers. (Please see screenshot below)
You can switch to any layout mode using ‘Layout toolbar’ buttons.
You can assign cameras or sequences to video containers, by right-clicking video
container and following add menus or dragging cameras or sequences from tree
control and dropping it on video containers.
Layout automatically gets saved.
(Screenshot – blank video containers when new layout (LP_Layout001) is added)
Use same steps to add more layout profiles.
Click on
button to remove current layout. Screen will automatically switch to
next layout from the list.
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Layout sequences –
Layout sequences can be defined using
button. Layout sequence consists of
number of layouts with dwell time associated with each layout. Layout sequence
displays each configured layout for configured dwell time (in seconds) and switch to
next layout in the sequence. Layout sequence will keep switching until user switches
screen to some other configured layout sequence.
User can pause layout sequence any time while it is being executed using button
.
Once layout is paused,
and
buttons will get enabled so that user can use
them to move to previous layout in a sequence or next layout in a sequence
respectively.
Use
,
buttons to edit and close currently running layout respectively.
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3.2.13 Time display
Screen displays current time continuously.
When application is in live view mode, then ‘Live view’ is displayed below the
current time.
When application is in ‘Instant replay’ or ‘Playback mode’ then video time is
displayed below the current time.
3.2.16 Right click options (Live video)
When screen is in live view mode, right click on any video container which displays
the video for quick option.
High resolution video – opens separate window with selected camera displayed into
it. The size of High resolution video window can be configured from ‘User interface>Display settings’ tab.
Snapshot – pops up a dialog to specify snapshot ask path and takes current snapshot
of the video. There is an option to take snapshot for all the videos currently being
viewed in this window.
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Application displays a result dialog box which mentions success or failure for
snapshot operation(s). If failed, it shows failed camera names and their reasons.
Copy clipboard- The video data will be copied to clipboard memory and can be
directly pasted in other application like MS Paint.
Add video bookmark - pops up following dialog box.
It asks to add comment to the bookmark and clicking on
bookmark with added comment and video time.
button will save video
Later user can search bookmarked videos using ‘Search video bookmark’
screen for quicker access to specific important video time.
Export video – opens an export video dialog box starts exporting currently selected
video channel using settings configured in ‘Reports and Export-> Default video
export settings’ tab. User needs to stop video export manually as per their choice.
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Export all videos – exports all video displays simultaneously using default video
export settings. User needs to stop video export manually as per their choice.
Export video (Advanced) – Open export video screen and initializes parameters with
currently selected video channel. User and change export parameters as per his need
and start video export.
View Recording History – Open ‘Video Search Tool’ application which can be used
to analyze the recorded data history for selected video channel.
Close channel display – asks user confirmation about closing video display (if
enabled from ‘User interface settings -> Display settings’ tab) and closes the display
if asked to.
Close all channel displays – closes all displays in current screen
Y flip video – flips video display in y-direction. I.e. make video display up-side down
Reconnect to camera – disconnects the camera and reconnect it again immediately.
Home – this menu will be visible when ‘Camera PTZ’ display mode is used
(discusses later). Clicking on this menu will move camera to home position. Home
position is defined as preset.
Camera control – this menu is visible if camera PTZ is available from the camera
and is enabled by the application from ‘Video channel details’ page. This pops up a
separate window containing playback control. This is additional dialog just for better
user controlling the system. You can use this window to control the camera.
Display modes
Display mode – Normal – it is a mode which disables all mouse operations to control
video stream. Mouse cursor will be normal mouse pointer.
Display mode – Digital PTZ – when enabled, you can do digital PTZ operations
using mouse on the selected video container. Mouse cursor is changed to standard
‘hand’ cursor. Mouse scroll can be used for zooming in and out of the video; mouse
click-and-drag can be used for panning and titling the video display.
Display mode – Camera PTZ – when enabled, you can control camera PTZ
operations using mouse on selected video camera. Mouse cursor is changed to blue
colored arrows. Use mouse scroll for zooming in and out of the camera; use direction
arrows (cursor changes as per current mouse position inside video container) for
panning and tilting the camera.
Camera PTZ speed – used while doing camera PTZ using ‘Display mode - Camera
PTZ’ mode.
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Magnification glass – can be enabled from this menu (functionality described
earlier), when enabled parameters can be configured using ‘Magnification glass
details’ menu.
Recording setting – pops up recording setting dialog where you can update recording
plan if needed. Recording plan is already described in ‘Quick setup’ section.
Enable manual recording – when enabled, application will start recording videos
overriding current recording setting for the selected video until you disable it using
same menu.
Analytics Settings – Pops up analytics settings dialog where you can update analytics
settings for selected video channel.
Analytics Re-learn – Will reinitializes analytics settings for selected video channel.
Reset Object count – Will reset video analytics object count.
Hide User Interface - to hide all configuration user interface controls from the screen
to show only ‘Video control’.
3.2.17 Video toolbar
Video toolbar provides quick access buttons for accessing features.
Close video display.
Take snapshot
Y flip video
Recording settings
Enable manual recording
Analytics settings
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3.3 Playback Video Screen
Application provides one playback video screen where you can view recorded video
from video channels.
Click on ‘Show playback video screen’
button to open playback video screen
Video playback time configuration controls
Configure playback date and time using these controls and click on to start playback
from the configured time. Please note that all videos will start playback from
configured time and will always display videos synchronously.
Buttons can be used to modify date and time by the selected options (Minute,
Hour, or day).
Video playback control toolbar
These are playback speed controls, from live mode you can start playing videos with
1/2X (half speed) or (quarter speed), or take the screen to reverse playing mode with
1X, 4X, 16X, or half, quarter X modes.
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Frame by frame playback buttons
will be enabled when
playback is paused. These buttons will enable frame-by-frame playback in forward or
reverse direction. Each time you click one of the button, screen will show next or
previous frame. This gives finer control over playback. Please note – these button will
work on single video (selected video) only and while doing the operation it will ask
you for the confirmation for switching layout to 1X1 mode with selected video
container.
Right click on video container when screen is in playback mode to see playback quick
menus.
Snapshot – snapshots current or all videos being displayed as per users’ inputs.
Add video bookmark – (already discussed in ‘Right click options (Live video)’ above)
Y flip video – make video display upside down.
Export video – exports currently video from current ‘Video time’ until user stops it.
Export all video(s) – same as export but it exports all videos simultaneously.
Close display – Closes video display.
Instant Replay
When screen is displaying live videos, user can switch screen to ‘Instant replay’ mode
by clicking on this button. All the videos will show replayed video. Time (in seconds)
from how much history time the screen should start displaying replay video can be
configured from ‘Server settings -> Preference (Playback)).
Once screen is in ‘Replay mode’, you can use buttons from playback control toolbar
to better navigate through replayed video.
(Playback control toolbar is discussed later)
Live view button –
(Not shown in screenshot as screenshot is of ‘Live video’ mode)
When screen is in ‘Replay mode’, this button will be displayed. Clicking on this
button will take screen to live view mode to display live video feeds from all
configured cameras.
3.4 Map screen
Map screen (
button) helps to understand overall current status of the entire
area under surveillance in a single screen.
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Application support different modes to map screen - static map, google map, and
street map.
3.4.1 Static map (2D image)
This mode works with static 2D images (.bmp or .jpg).
Operators can load new map image by right clicking onto map image and selecting
‘Change map image’ menu. User can select bmp or .jpg image and application will
change map image to the selected one.
Video channels and/or sequences listed at top left tree control can be drag-dropped
to the desired location inside the map image.
There are two states of the devices on the map – compact state which shows the
position of the video device or sequence. The default indicators are as,
Will indicate static video channel position on map.
Will indicate PTZ video channel position on map.
Will indicate sequence position on map.
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Will indicate security device position on map.
Will indicate ‘Quick access link’ position on map.
Will indicate ‘Quick access link zone’ on map.
Enlarged state – where map can show the actual live video from the device. User can
toggle between these state by using right click option and select desired display mode
(Video or Icon).
User can move the placed video devices/ sequences/security devices anytime using
mouse to adjust their position in the map image.
To view ‘High resolution video’ for any video channel double click on video channel
in map.
Right click on map you can see various option as follows,
Change map image – To change current map image with different map image.
Display Settings – This will popup dialog where you can configure various display
settings for map screen. These settings includes selecting configuring icons for static
camera, PTZ camera, Quick access link, Video Sequence, Security Device, Quick
Access Link Zone.
You can also configure the text font and background which displays the name of
video device/sequence/quick access link on map. It is placed below the icon on map.
This dialog also allows you to configure ‘Field of View’ settings, these settings are
described later in more detail.
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Application can also show alarm alerts on map window – inside the display of video
channel of the alarm video source. For this you need to configure “Show alert on
Map” features for corresponding alarm from “Alarm management” (discussed earlier)
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Map PTZ and presets
For better perspective, map window can also be panned, tilted, or zoomed with
“Digital PTZ” tab available on left middle portion of the window.
User can arrange map window screen with PTZ movements and can also save this at
preset section. 10 presets are supported, which user can configure and set.
The list of user configured presets is shown at “Map preset list” section (bottom-left
portion of the window). For directly switching to any preset, user needs to select
desired preset from the list. Selected preset’s snapshot is shown at right hand side of
preset list.
Use
button to delete selected preset from the list.
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Quick Access Link
For better and fast access to map location’s ‘Quick access link’ can also be defined on
map.
To define ‘Quick access link’ right click on and select ‘Set quick access link…’
menu.
This will popup ‘Add Quick Access Link’ dialog. Provide link name, select map
image on which you want to define quick access link, select preset name from list to
which you want to set quick access link.
Quick access link can be displayed on map in two way icon
zone
and
, select link mode as per your configuration.
Following image displays quick access link ‘IT Office Space Block C’ on ‘Default’
map which accesses to preset ’01-ITOffcBlockC’ location in map.
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To access ’01-ITOffcBlockC’ on map you need to double click quick access link ‘IT
Office Space Block C’.
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3.4.2 Interactive maps – Google
Change map type to ‘Interactive Map – Google’, application will access internet
connection to connect to Google maps.
You can PTZ (pan, tilt or zoom) the map to go to required location.
For positioning cameras or sequences inside the map, please use right-click
option on the required position and follow ‘Set video channel location’ or ‘Set video
sequence location’ to place camera.
Separate 10 map presets can be configured for this type of maps.
Select map preset from the ‘Map preset list’ and click
to go to preset position.
For searching specific location, please click
(Set map location button) to pop up
a dialog box. Enter address or longitude and latitude details to go to required location.
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3.4.3 Interactive maps – Open Street
Change map type to ‘Interactive maps – Open Street’, the application will access
internet connection to connect to ‘Open Street’ maps.
Usage of this type is same as ‘Interactive maps – Google’ as discussed above.
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3.4.4 Map Configuration
Map screen allows to define multiple map configuration. To define new map
configuration click on ’Map Image Configuration’
button. This will popup ‘Map
Image Configuration’ dialog as shown in image below.
Use
button add new configuration to map screen.
Use
button to change name of currentky selected map configuration from list.
Use
button to create of selected map configuration.
Following image displays ‘New Office Building’ configuration added to map screen.
You can swicth between configurations isung list on top of the map screen.
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Map templates can be created from map configuration which client can download and
use them.
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3.5 Analytics screen
Analytics screen
shows real time object detection, tracking and also areas
defined for analytics for different detections on live video streams of all video
channels configured in the system.
Video channels for which video analytics is OFF, this screen shows live video feed
that is/will be used for video analytics purpose.
Use page navigation and layout controls for easy accessing video windows.
Hide user interface button
- remove all the user interface controls and make
video windows full screen. You can switch back to normal mode by right clicking on
any video window to using menu “Show user controls” menu.
Toolbar buttons on each video window can be used for better controlling the video
window.
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3.6 Alarm screen
Alarm screen
lists all the alarms that application has learnt in this session.
Click on any alarm from the list of alarms to start playback of clicked alarm on video
right-hand-side window. You can use video navigation controls for better or easy time
walk through.
Click on “Playback view” button
to pop-up separate playback window which
starts synchronized playback of all video channels that are configured in the system
with the selected alarm’s time. Please note – this is a separate playback screen
(different from those which are available on main window toolbar).
Click on “Export video” button
- this will pop-up export video dialog box with
start and end playback timestamps set with respect to currently selected alarm. User
can export alarm video in standard format or native format. Native format player is
also copied in the same folder of the export video to playback native exported data in
case “Native format” is used for exporting.
Click on ‘‘Clear alarm list’’
to delete all alarms from alarm list.
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3.7 Active alarm screen
This screen
shows all the active alarms that are currently present in the
system. The window plays live video and alarm video for each active alarm in the list.
There are two sections in this window.
Current active alarm- for which system needs user’s attention or input
Pending active alarms – all pending alarms stacked in queue, waiting for user’s
attention or input after current active alarm is processed.
For every alarm item in the list, user can pop up separate playback screen and export
video for particular alarm in standard or native format. Please note – there is only one
extra playback screen for all active alarms in the list.
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3.8 Alarm search screen
Search screen
allows user to search the history alarms of the system. User can
configure the time frame of the desired search, source of the alarm, type of the alarm,
and alarm name (alarm name – can be a wide character string).
Click on
button to search alarms meeting configured criteria.
Click on any alarm from the list and search window show corresponding video of the
alarm at right portion of the window. You can control the speed of video stream
display with the navigation buttons.
‘Save search’
text file.
‘Print’
saves the search results in standard format like XML or CSV or
– prints the searched alarms list.
Use
button present below in the list control to export all the alarms present
inside the list.
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‘Export Video’
button (below the alarm video – right hand side) will take you to
the export tab (see image at below page) and can save the video which can be played
back with the standard media players like Windows media player or VLC.
‘Playback View’ button
will popup separate playback video screen to show
alarm video. Here in this screen (separate playback view), user can also add other
video channels to playback.
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3.9 User logs screen
User activities in the current session can be seen from this window. This window has
two tabs. ‘Session logs’ – which displays activities that happened from the application
startup and ‘Search’ tab – where user can configure the search parameters and see the
activities.
Each log includes user name, log time, action performed, its description and IP
address of the machine from where the action is performed. So this way application
lists all the activities that happened from local machine or remote machine.
3.9.1 Session logs
‘Save search’
file.
‘Print’
saves the session logs in standard format like XML or CSV or text
– prints the session logs.
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3.9.2 Search logs
User can anytime search for the activities that happened in some time frame or the
activities performed by any user
‘Save search’
text file.
‘Print’
saves the searched logs in standard format like XML or CSV or
– prints the searched logs.
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3.10 Search video bookmark screen
Video bookmarked added from video screens can be searched using this screen.
Enter start time and end time for the search.
Select site from the available options.
Select bookmark source (video camera name on which bookmark is created)
Select ‘Created by’ – user who created video bookmark
Add bookmark comment for which search is to be initiated. Wild card character search is
supported so that you can use * to search.
Click on
button to search bookmarks.
E.g. all bookmarks with comment starting from ‘Vehicle’ can be searching using
‘Vehicle*’ as comment. The application will show all bookmarks within configured start
and end time and other parameters whose comment has ‘Vehicle’ as first word.
You can use * to search all the comments.
Click on any searched video bookmark from the list, corresponding video is played at
right hand side control. You can do playback operation on this video. This video will be
played in a loop until user pause it or select other video
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Use
buttons for exporting currently playing bookmark video or to open
playback screen to play bookmark video.
Use
buttons to save the searched report to standard format like text, csv or xml
and to print the report respectively.
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3.11 Offline data viewer
Offline data viewer
opens ‘Native player’ application to playback the offline
data. This player is present at the path where user had asked application to store
offline data (archive data) or export data (in case of video export in native format)
Please note – Offline data – the same data that user has archived from ‘Data
management -> Manual’ or ‘Scheduled’ tab.
Click on “Browse” button
Click on ‘Go’ button
Click on ‘Cancel’ button
to browse to offline data viewer path.
to start playback.
to close this window.
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3.12 Video panorama screen
Once you have configured adding cameras to video panorama configuration and
stitching them (please refer Video panorama section on how to add cameras and
stitch them for video panorama configuration), this screen should be used to play
panorama on live feeds as well as playback feeds.
Use playback control navigation buttons to manage playback speeds. Start playback
from specified time by configuring start time and clicking
button.
Use
button to switch to instant replay mode so that screen will display video
panorama for instant replayed videos.
Use
button (not shown in the screen as screen is playing live video) for
switching to live feed from playback feed.
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3.13 Export screen
One or more cameras video exports can be initiated using this screen.
Configure start time and end time.
Channels can be selected from ‘All channels’ list and added to ‘Channels to export’
list using
button.
button. Channels from ‘Channels to export’ can be removed using
Select video export format – it can be one of WMV-High Quality, WMV- Standard
quality, or native export.
Enable watermarking if needed. If enabled, configure color to be used for
watermarking video, text to be used, channel name and timestamp watermarking
on/off.
Click on
button to start exporting selected channels.
‘WMV-High Quality’ – saves video at high quality. Size of the output file is larger.
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‘WMV-Standard Quality’ – saves video at standard quality. Size of the output file is
smaller.
‘Native format’ exports video in custom format which is used by the application for
recording. A separate video player will be made available at the same path of the
exported data to playback this native format video.
User defined text along with channel name and video timestamp can be embedded on
exported video, enable ‘Enable Watermarking’ setting to embed text on exported
video.
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3.14 Object Counting Reports
Object counting is one of the several video analytics features available in Security
Management System’s built-in video analytics module.
Object counting feature works as a real time people traffic measurement and analysis
system for business intelligence solutions. It provides precise data on people entry and
exit activities that allows users to make strategic decisions necessary to improve
business performance.
This screen provides search ability for object counting logs.
User can select desired channels to be search, interval to be searched.
Click on
button to search object counting reports meeting configured criteria.
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3.15 Video Search
‘Security Management System’ provides ability to analyze recorded data over the
period of time for all video cameras configured in system also you can view playback
for selected camera and export video data.
Camera Selection
You can select camera from dropdown list for which you want to analyze the
recording history
Calendar View
Calendar view provides entire month recording history for selected channel and
selected month.
Calendar view indicate recording history in following indicators,
Select on ‘Day’ in calendar to view details of selected day in 24 hour timeline.
Green status of day in calendar view indicates video recording is available for entire
day.
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Red status of day in calendar view indicates video recording is not available for entire
day.
Use ‘Next Month’
previous months.
and ‘Previous Month’
months to navigate to next and
24 Hour Timeline view
24 hour timeline view displays video recording data for selected day from calendar
view.
‘Video timeline focus’ display minute details up to 10 and 30 minutes.
Click on timeline to view recorded data for selected time.
Video Playback View
You can view and export recorded data from playback view.
3.16 License Information
Shows license information of this application, contains license holder name,
shows number of channels supported in this license, and allow you to update new
license.
3.17 Help
- Help button popups this file.
3.18 About
- About box displays the product information.
3.19 Lock Server
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Lock server – closes all windows except main screen window and locks the system.
To access the system again, you need to unlock it using the password of logged in
account.
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