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LED and Signal Output Setup

MOBOTIX cameras can have up to six LEDs on the front (depending on the camera model) to inform you about different actions/states of the system. Open the LED Setup dialog to modify LED behavior or to deactivate them entirely.

Note: Open the General Event Settings dialog to modify the behavior of the LEDs that have been set to Event in this dialog.


LED Settings

Parameter Description
LED Main Switch

The main switch controls the operating mode of the camera LEDs:

Disabled If deactivated, the LEDs blink only when the camera is starting. Beyond that, the LEDs will not signal anything.
Custom Configuration In this operating mode, you can select one of the functions for all LEDs or you can link individual functions to specific LEDs.
Default Configuration The camera uses a permanently lit LED 0 to signal that it is running. In case of an error, this LED will blink. LED 1 signals the different recording modes. All other LEDs are off. This is the factory default setting.
Transparency Mode In this mode, LED 0 flashes twice every three seconds. In addition to the recording status, LED 1 or LEDs 1 and 5, respectively, are signaling live image access.
Set all LEDs

You can assign the same function to all LEDs:

All other options correspond to the functions that you can select for the individual LEDs. For more detailed information, see the LED Signals help page.

Differently Select this option to assign different functions to the the LEDs.
Preset Select this option to set all LEDs as described for the individual models in the Designation of the Camera LEDs section.
Other Options Sets all LEDs at once to the desired LED signal.
Note: The selected settings may be overruled temporarily by certain applications, e.g. while installing a software update.
T24 only: Illumination LEDs

This parameter allows setting different brightness levels for the illumination LEDs:

Off The illumination LEDs are always off.
1..14 The illumination LEDs are using the selected brightness level.
Max The illumination LEDs are always using the maximum brightness level.
Automatic The illumination LEDs are always on. As the illumination of the environment decreases, so does the illumination provided by the LEDs.
T24 only: Button Illumination

This parameter allows setting different brightness levels for illuminating the camera buttons:

Off The button illumination is always off.
On The button illumination is always on.
Automatic The button illumination is off if the illumination LEDs are off. Button illumination will be switched on, if the illumination LEDs are using at least brightness level 1.
T24 only: External Illumination

You can link an external source of light to the button illumination using a signal output:

Off The external illumination is always off. The signal outputs can also be controlled via other camera systems.
Signal Out 1 (Do) Signal output 1 (Do) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.
Signal Out 2 (eLi) Signal output 2 (eLi) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.
Signal Out 3 (iLi) Signal output 3 (iLi) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.

Designation of the Camera LEDs

LEDs of the MOBOTIX D14

The MOBOTIX D14 has four LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 1: Power/Error
  • LED 2: Recording
  • LED 3: Off
  • LED 4: Off

LEDs of the MOBOTIX S14 and its External Sensor Modules

The MOBOTIX S14 has two LEDs on the front of the camera casing. In addition, each external sensor module has two more LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error
  • LED 1: Recording

External sensor module:

  • LED 0: Power/Error
  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX M24

The MOBOTIX M24 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error
  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX D24

The MOBOTIX D24 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error
  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX Q24

The MOBOTIX Q24 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error
  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX T24

The MOBOTIX T24 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED top: Illumination
  • LED bottom right: Button Illumination
 

LED Signals

You can assign a different signaling function to every LED:

Signal Meaning
Off

The LED's signal feature is deactivated during regular operation.

Note: This setting will be ignored during camera startup.

on The LED is on without interruption.
Web Access The LED lights up when the camera's web server is being accessed.
Accessing Live Images The LED lights up when the camera's live image is being accessed.
Blink The LED blinks slowly.
Flash The LED blinks rapidly.
Arming The LED signals the arming state as set by the Arming LEDs parameter in the General Event Settings dialog (you may have to click More to display this parameter).
Event The LED signals events as set by the LEDs parameter in the General Event Settings dialog (you may have to click More to display this parameter).
Recording The LED is flashing while recording and is off when not recording.
Ethernet The LED signals activity on the Ethernet interface.
Camera The LED shows the activity of the image sensors. Slow blinking indicates long exposure times.
VoIP/ISDN

The LED signals activity on the ISDN interface or a VoIP connection.

LED Signals When in VoIP Mode:

  • SIP configured: VoIP/ISDN LED flashes at 1 Hz.
  • Camera successfully registered with SIP server: VoIP/ISDN LED flashes at 2 Hz.
  • Error: VoIP/ISDN LED blinks (about 250 msec on/off).

If a voice connection has been established via the VoIP (SIP) or ISDN interfaces, the LEDs signal the following:

  • Listen or Speak: VoIP/ISDN LED is lit permanently.
  • Intercom: The lower three LEDs are on (M12) or all LEDs are off (all other models) if the camera's speaker is active ("speaking" as seen by the camera operator). If the camera microphone is active, the upper three or all LEDs are lit ("listening").
PIR The LED indicates if an event has been triggered by the passive infrared detector.
Signal Input The LED lights up when the signal input is active.
Signal output The LED lights up when the signal output is active.
Serial interface The LED signals activity on the serial (RS232) interface.

Notes:
  • The option at the top is always the default option that is used if Set all LEDs has been set to Default.
  • Depending on the camera model, some of the listed features may not be available.

Other Settings

PIR Threshold

Define the trigger level for the passive infrared detector.

Note: Activate the level meter in the Text and Display Settings dialog and select PIR Detector as source. The level meter helps you find the best possible trigger level for your application.

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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