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General Event Settings

Open the General Event Settings dialog to arm or disarm the camera's main event control and to configure associated functions such as custom signals, the master/slave feature or the event LEDs.

Note: Click on the More button at the bottom of the dialog to display all options.

Description of Parameters

Main Event Arming

Option Parameter

When you deactivate arming permanently or temporarily, events will continue to be recognized (and highlighted in the image symbols) but they will not be processed any further. Consequently, the images are not stored, the event counter is not incremented and neither actions nor messages are executed.

Enabled The camera is always armed.
Off The camera is not armed: No image storage, actions or messages.
CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CSL The camera is only armed when the corresponding custom signal is true.
From Master The camera is armed only when the master camera is armed.


  • Main Arming of the camera can also be controlled using a touch-tone phone. For additional information on this topic, see the Camera Remote Control via ISDN help page in the Camera Remote Control section.
  • Depending on your camera model and the connected accessories, the SI signal input may not be available.

Time Table Profile

In order to arm the camera in a time-controlled manner, you need to select a Time Table Profile. You need to enable arming. The time table profile can also be combined with arming via signal-input.

Custom Signals

Option Parameter

The custom signals CS1, CS2 and CSL are states maintained on the local camera that can be configured to update themselves from various sources and that can then be fed as additional inputs into the camera's arming controls for Main Event Arming, Recording, Actions, Messaging and Messaging 2.

The possible input sources for CS1 to CS5 are:

Off The custom signal is set to false.
Signal Input The custom signal updates itself from a local signal input. Use the signal input and signal input state parameters to further configure the signal.
Time Table Profile The custom signal derives its state from a local time table profile. Use the time table parameter to choose this time table.
From Master The custom signal will be true only when the respective custom signal on the master camera is also true.
By Action You can use an action to switch the custom signal. First, select this setting for e.g. the custom signal CS1. This activates additional entries in the action lists of the action groups:
Arming: ~CS1_disableThis action switches CS1 to false.
Arming: ~CS1_enableThis action switches CS1 to true.
Arming: ~CS1_toggleThis action toggles CS1.
Arming: ~CS1_enable_delayedThis action switches CS1 to true after the specified delay.

The possible input sources for CSL, the so-called logically combined custom signal, are as follows:

Off The custom signal CSL is locally set to false.
CS1 and CS2 CSL will be true only when both local custom conditions CS1 and CS2 are true at the same time.
CS1 or CS2 CSL will be true only when at least one of the local custom conditions CS1 and CS2 is true.
From Master CSL will be true only when CSL is true on the master camera.

Another important property of the custom signals is the fact that they can also be distributed among a set of networked cameras using the Master/Slave feature.

Signal Input

Allows you to specify which of the available signal inputs to use as input for the respective custom signal. Depending on your camera model and the expansion hardware connected, you may have the following options:

Signal Input Status

Allows you to specify which particular state of the signal input channel sets the respective custom signal to true:

closed (low) The custom signal will be true only when the selected signal input circuit is closed.
open (high) The custom signal will be true only when the selected signal input circuit is open.
Time Table Profile

This list allows you to select one of the locally defined time table profiles as input for the corresponding custom signal. The custom signal will be true only when the time table profile is currently active.


Option Parameter
Enable Master/Slave

This feature allows arming state and custom signals of a master camera to be distributed throughout a set of slave cameras that can then use this information to control their own arming. Activate this option if you would like your camera to operate either as master or as slave. Deactivate this option otherwise to save system resources.

Note: The camera can very well be configured to operate as master and as slave at the same time in order to implement cascading master/slave hierarchies. In this case, be careful to avoid circular configurations.

Master Camera

If you would like to use this camera in Slave mode, enter the master camera from which the arming status and custom signals will be imported. The master camera can be specified either as an IP address or as DNS name. Leave this field blank if this camera will be used only as Master.

Replication Protocol Port

The Master/Slave feature uses a network protocol to replicate the status of the master camera to a set of slave cameras. Enter the IP port to be opened on each participating camera in this field. Note that you need to use the same replication protocol port for all cameras involved in one master/slave system. The default port is 60000.

Event LEDs

Option Parameter
Flashing LEDs

This parameter controls the flashing of the camera LEDs that have been set to Event in the LED Setup dialog:

  • Flash on recorded events (default): The Event LEDs are flashing while the camera records an event.
  • Flash on any event: The Event LEDs are flashing if the camera detects an activated event.
  • Do not flash LEDs: The Event LEDs will not flash.
Blinking LEDs

This parameter provides numerous options for controlling the blinking (slower than flashing) of the camera LEDs that have been set to Event in the LED Setup dialog. The default setting is Blink on recording.

Arming Delay

Option Parameter
Arming Delay

This parameter allows setting a delay that will pass without alarms after arming has been activated from a signal input or an action.

Disarming Delay

This parameter allows setting a delay that will pass after arming has been deactivated from a signal input.

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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