This documentation instructs users on how to configure their Ganz network camera via a browser window by logging into the camera. Users will be instructed in how to configure the camera to send alarm signals to Matrix when motion is detected. See the Add Stream documentation for instructions on how to data enter cameras within Matrix.
This document contains supplemental documentation intended to be used in conjunction with your Ganz users’ manual. This document assumes the user is familiar with the setup and use of their Ganz cameras and has a copy of the applicable manual nearby to reference when necessary.
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated, the fields mentioned within this document are required for correct setup on the camera. If any of these fields are not available to you, you may require a software update. Contact the manufacturer for additional information.
The screenshots within this documentation are of the browser interface for a ZN-AIBOX8 Ganz camera system. Your interface may look different or have different options available. Be sure to consult your users’ manual to confirm you are updating the correct settings.
Before proceeding to the following setup instructions, access your Ganz cameras from your browser.
Event Action Configuration
This section instructs users on how to configure Event Actions on their cameras to communicate with Matrix when triggering signals. Event Actions allow your cameras to send video clips to Matrix for verification when motion is detected. The camera SMTP Settings assigned within Matrix are utilized for proper setup.See the Stream Management documentation for more information on camera SMTP settings.
Network Video Recorders (NVR) are configured similarly to single camera streams for SMTP communication. See the General NVR Setup documentation for more information on configuring NVRs.
Perform the following steps to create an Event Action.
- Select AI Security from the left-hand menu options.
- Select Event Action from the available AI Security options to display the Event Action page.
- Confirm Network and Email are selected from the available tab options.
- Select Add to display the Email Preset options.
- Input a brief description of the Event Action into the Name field.
- Input the Recipient address generated under the stream’s SMTP Settings into the To field.
- Select the Attach Snapshot option to display additional snapshot options.
- Select From 1 secs before from the first Snapshot Time Range dropdown.
- Select To 5 secs after from the second Snapshot Time Range dropdown.
- Select Custom from the Provider dropdown to display the custom email options.
- Input the Server address generated under the stream’s SMTP Settings into the SMTP Server field.
- Input the Server Port number generated under the stream’s SMTP Settings into the numerical field located next to the SMTP Server field.
- Select None from the Encryption dropdown.
- Select Off from the Validate Server Certificate dropdown.
- Input the Recipient address generated under the stream’s SMTP Settings into the From field.
- If applicable, define the camera’s Username and Password for SMTP Authentication; otherwise, deselect this option if not using.
- If applicable, include any camera information you would like to be included in the email into the Editable Box.
- Include the following string on the first line within the Editable Box:
- Select Apply to complete creating the Event Action.
Repeat the above steps as many times as necessary for all applicable camera streams.
Schedules are used to assign a date and time to Action Rules to determine when camera captured events are valid. Once assigned, schedules provide users with control over when the cameras send captured event information to Matrix. If events are captured outside of the applied schedule, they are ignored and not delivered to Matrix for processing. This section instructs users on basic Schedule setup. More information on Action Rules can be found below.
Perform the following steps to create a schedule.
- Select Schedule from the available AI Security options to display the Schedule page.
- Select Add to display the Schedule Preset options.
- Input a brief description of the schedule into the Name field.
- Select the desired frequency of the schedule from the Schedule Cycle dropdown.
- Note: The Schedule Designation Day-based options will update depending on the frequency selected.
- Select the desired date type from the Schedule Designation dropdown.
- Note: The Schedule options will update depending on which designation is selected.
- Define the days the schedule is valid using the available Schedule fields.
- Define the time frame the schedule is valid on the selected days within the Time Range fields.
- If applicable, select the Exclusion Schedule option.
- Select Apply to complete creating the schedule.
Repeat the above steps to create additional schedules as necessary.
AI Trigger Configuration
AI Triggers are used to determine which camera will communicate with Matrix via the SMTP settings configured above. Users are required to assign a trigger to each camera stream data entered within Matrix. Triggers ensure the correct camera information is communicated between Ganz and Matrix. This section instructs users on how to create triggers.
Perform the following steps to create a trigger.
- Select AI Trigger from the available AI Security options to display the AI Trigger page.
- Select the applicable trigger type you would like to create from the tabs available.
- Select Add to display the preset options.
- The following steps will use Intrusion as an example. Please note that some of the options available for Intrusion triggers may not be available for other trigger types. Consult your users’ manual for more in-depth information on how to create and manage triggers.
- Select the camera stream you would like to configure to email information to Matrix from the Video Source dropdown.
- This will display the camera’s view for configuration below the trigger settings.
- If applicable, update the explanation of the trigger within the Name field.
- Select all applicable objects you would like the camera to alarm on from the Target Object dropdown.
- If applicable, select the Ignore Duplicate Event option.
- If applicable, select the Advanced Setup option to update additional settings on the trigger.
- Configure the object detection area using the available options.
- Select Apply to complete creating the trigger.
Repeat the above steps for all cameras data entered within Matrix.
Action Rule Configuration
Action Rules are used to connect Event Actions and Triggers to properly allow the cameras to communicate to Matrix. Users are required to assign an Action Rule to each camera trigger created above. This section instructs users on how to configure Action Rules.
Perform the following steps to create an Action Rule.
- Select Action Rules from the available AI Security options to display the Action Rules page.
- Select Add to display the Information field.
- Input a brief description of the Action Rule into the Rule Name field.
- Select Next to display the Trigger Setup options.
- Select the desired trigger type you would like to add to the rule from the Trigger dropdown.
- Select the trigger corresponding to the applicable camera from the Select Preset dropdown.
- Confirm this is the proper trigger created using the above steps.
- Select Next to display the Condition Setup options.
- If applicable, select the schedule created above from the Schedule dropdown.
- If no schedule is applied, the Action Rule is valid always by default.
- If applicable, additional conditions can be added to the rule via the Condition option.
- Select Next to display the Action Setup options.
- Select Email from the Add Actions dropdown.
- Select the Event Action created using the above steps from the Select Preset dropdown.
- Select Add.
- Select Next.
- This will display the Rule Summary as configured. If necessary, use the PREV button to return to previous options and update the information as necessary.
- select Apply to complete creating the Action Rule.
Complete the above steps for all cameras data entered within Matrix and their corresponding triggers.