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  4. 6-2. Motion Detection web page

6-2. Motion Detection web page

Motion Detection can trigger an alarm that starts recording or sends images via e-mail or FTP (File Transfer Protocol). You can set up to four different Motion Detection windows.

The camera refers to motion detection as an “alarm”. You can select what you want the camera to do once the motion is detected. In general, motion detection works by comparing the current video frame with the averages of the previous video frames. Any difference is considered to be motion, and the sensitivity adjustment can be used to make the camera more aware or less aware of small amounts of motion.

Moving an object (a person or a car, for instance) directly toward the camera may not trigger motion detection until the object is within 10 to 15 feet of the camera. Motion detection seems to work well when the object is moving from one side of the picture to the other side, often triggering in a second or less.

Set up Motion Detection via web page

  • [Window] Check this box to enable the window. Camera provides 4 windows so you can use window with different triggerred parameter to cover the visible area to monitor different stuff. See the details at “Monitor several areas with different motion triggerred parameters“.
  • [Threshold] Determines at what point the alarm is triggered. A lower threshold means less motion is needed to trigger the alarm. A higher threshold means more motion is needed to trigger the alarm. Threshold is indicated by the blue bar when motion is detected.
  • [Sensitivity] Determines how easily the camera detects motion. Lower sensitivity means the camera is less likely to detect motion. Higher sensitivity means the camera is more likely to detect motion.

Please NOTE: Motion detection page can be shown on Chrome, Firebox, IE, Safari browser but it requires an Adobe Flash Player plug-in and a ActiveX plug-in, or it will show you a broken page. To check you have ActiveX enabled visit http://www.pcpitstop.com/testax.asp

Tips:

  • Sliding the Sensitivity bar to the left will decrease the sensitivity of the motion detection i.e. ‘More’ movement is required to trigger the alarm.
  • This motion detection page can be shown on Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari. It is worth mentioning that Internet Explorer can show you a live indicator for motion: When there is motion, a blue level appears between the sensitivity and threshold slider as shown in the picture. More blue means more motion. To trigger an alarm (and hence send out emails or upload to an FTP server etc) the detected amount of motion needs to be larger than the threshold setting. If the blue level does not reach the threshold setting the motion is ignored.
  • The best way to configure these settings is to adjust the settings and have someone walk in front of the camera until your feel you are getting the required results. This trial and error method make take quite long to get right but it’s the best way to obtain good results.
  • To reduce the chance of false alarms you would increase the threshold (move threshold slider to right) or decrease sensitivity (move sensitivity slider to left) . Or you can increase Motion Detection Length by referring to Global On/Off page.
  • The factory default setting for motion detection is a single motion detection window covering the entire visible area.

Monitor several areas with different motion triggerred parameters

The factory default setting for motion detection is a single motion detection window covering the entire visible area. The “Motion Detection” menu allows you to designate up to 4 separate windows with individually adjustable sensitivity. After selecting “Motion detection” from the main settings screen, you may need to expand the size of the display window towards the right to see the 4 controls for individual motion detection windows. Each window can have individually adjustable sensitivity and threshold.

Please note that this “Motion Detection” menu is entirely optional and is generally not used unless you have very specific requirements to treat motion on some parts of the screen different from other parts.

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