After completing basic data entry and setup on camera streams, users will have access to additional management options on their camera streams. The following documentation instructs users on how to utilize these options to configure their camera streams.
The stream’s SMTP Settings are used to properly configure RTSP cameras to communicate video data to DICE for alarm processing. These settings are the credentials used to configure emails and camera analytics notifications via the camera’s browser interface. The information displayed here is defined below.
See the Camera Brand Introduction documentation for specific camera brand configuration instructions.
|Server||Defines the SMTP server address assigned to the camera. This address is used to configure automatic reports sent by the camera.|
|Server Port||Defines the SMTP port assigned to the camera. This is the port used to connect to the SMTP server.|
|Recipient||Defines the email address used to send reports generated by the camera.|
|Change Token||Allows users to update the token password used within the Recipient address.|
Regions of Interest
Regions of Interest are user defined areas the system will monitor for motion and/or analytics tags within the camera view. Once defined, users can control what the camera will alarm on within the ROI boundary. This section instructs users on how to create and manage ROIs on camera streams.
Perform the following steps to create a Region of Interest.
- Select New from the Region of Interest dropdown.
- Using your cursor, trace the desired boundary on the Preview using single clicks around the perimeter of the region.
- Take care to trace in one direction around the perimeter while defining the boundary.
- Input an identifying name for the boundary into the Description field.
- Select the desired analytics functionality to assign to the ROI from the Disregard all alarms unless the area of motion contains options.
- Person: The captured motion will be sent to AI for processing. If the AI confirms a person was within the ROI, the alarm will be sent to Monitoring for handling.
- Vehicle: The captured motion will be sent to AI for processing. If the AI confirms a vehicle was within the ROI, the alarm will be sent to Monitoring for handling.
- Any Motion: If any motion is captured within the ROI, the alarm will be sent to Monitoring for handling. The captured motion will not go to AI for processing unless otherwise specified.
- Please Note: Multiple analytics options can be selected if desired. If an AI option is paired with the Any Motion option, the captured motion will be sent to AI for processing.
- IMPORTANT: If both an AI option and Any Motion is selected, two alarms may drop to Monitoring. The alarm triggered by the motion will drop first; if the AI identifies the selected trigger, the AI alarm will drop when confirmed.
- Select Save Region to complete creating the boundary.
- Repeat steps 1-5 as necessary to create additional boundaries on the camera.
The Ignored Objects section is used to disregard AI identified objects users have designated as unimportant or invalid for a determined amount of time. This section will only display when the stream has ignored objects assigned. When an object is set to be ignored by the system, the system places a border around the object and will not notify on the object until the assigned parameters are met. Removing an ignored object will permit the camera to alarm on the object and area once again. See the Video Alarm Timeline documentation for information on how to ignore objects.
Perform the following steps to remove an ignored object.
- Select the object you wish to remove from the Ignored Objects dropdown.
- This will highlight the object and its assigned area within the Preview thumbnail.
- Select Delete to remove the selected object.
Once an object is removed, the camera will alert on the object if it is identified within the area once more.
Stream Tags allow users to assign descriptive tags to streams to organize streams into groups or categories as necessary. Select all applicable tags you would like to assign to the stream from those available.
The available tags are user defined. See the Camera Analytics Setup documentation for more information on managing tags.
The Manual Alarm option allows users to send an alarm to Monitoring from the camera. Manual alarms allow users to configure basic video alarm information and confirm video is displaying correctly within Monitoring.
Selecting Manual Alarm will display the Manual Alarm dialog box. Perform the following steps to send a manual video alarm to Monitoring.
- If applicable, deselect the Skip Motion Analysis option.
- If deselected, the camera will not send an alarm until motion is observed within the ROI.
- If applicable, deselect the Skip AI Analysis option.
- If deselected, the camera will not send an alarm until motion is observed and the AI analysis returns a positive identification of the selected trigger.
- Select Generate Alarm to complete sending the alarm to Monitoring.