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Environment Events

The Environment Events dialog contains all event sensors that can trigger a camera action based on measurements of environment conditions.

Avoiding False Alarms

Meta Events

In order to filter events, the camera provides an Event Logic: This dialog allows linking events to create logic events only if the linked events occur in a certain sequence and within the specified time frame. Another possibility to filter events is the Event Counter: It creates an event only if a certain number of events occurs within the specified time frame.


General Settings

Option Description
Event Dead Time

The event dead time defines a period of time (0 .. 3600 s) after an event during which no new events from the same profile are recognized.

By defining an event dead time you can avoid, for example, that a complex action (person walks through the active image area) triggers multiple events.

Description of Event Sensor Types

Event Sensor Type Description
Shock Detector

The shock sensor reacts if the camera is subjected to shocks. You can use this event to react to acts of vandalism, for example. The default value reacts to very light shocks, but does not trigger due to environmental influences, such as wind or rain.

If you are experiencing a high rate of false alarms in rough conditions, you can reduce the Detection Sensitivity. The default value is 1; using a value of 31 means that the sensor only reacts to extreme shocks. Note that this setting is used globally.

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models and on MOBOTIX cameras with main board versions lower than 4.2.

PIR sensor

The passive infrared detector registers warm moving objects within the sensor area. The sensor reaches about 10 meters (34 ft.) and has a field of view of ± 15°.

Use the trigger level to define when an event is triggered.

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.

Microphone

The camera's integrated microphone reacts to noises in the camera's perimeter.

If the trigger level is exceeded, an event is triggered if the noise lasts longer than the minimum period of time defined.

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

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.

Temperature

The integrated temperature sensor can trigger an event when the actual temperature is higher or lower than the value entered here:

  • Select the temperature sensor that the camera is supposed to use.
    Internal Sensor The camera uses the internal temperature sensor.
    ExtIO Temperature The camera uses the temperature sensor of an attached ExtIO expansion module.
  • Specify whether the event is to be triggered when the the actual value is higher or lower than the entered value.
  • Enter the temperature that is to trigger the event.
  • Select the unit.
  • Define how often the event is to be triggered:
    First The event is triggered only once, i.e. when the condition is first detected.
    Every The event is triggered every time as long as the condition is true.

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.

Illumination

The image sensors can trigger an event if the illumination is higher or lower than the value entered here:

  • Select the image sensor to be used for this event (only available on dual lens models).
  • Specify whether the event is to be triggered when the the actual value is higher or lower than the entered value.
  • Enter the illumination value that is to trigger the event.
  • Define how often the event is to be triggered:
    First The event is triggered only once, i.e. when the condition is first detected.
    Every The event is triggered every time as long as the condition is true.

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.

GPS Position

The MX-GPS-Box can trigger an event if the camera is moved from the specified position.

  • Set the Anchor Position that is to be maintained.
  • Set the maximum allowed distance from the anchor position.

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.
This feature is only available if an MX-GPS-Box is attached.

GPS Velocity

The MX-GPS-Box can trigger an event if the camera is moved at a higher or a lower speed than specified here.

  • Set the trigger speed.
  • Select the type of trigger (minimum or maximum threshold).

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.
This feature is only available if an MX-GPS-Box is attached.


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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