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Event Overview

The Event Overview dialog provides a summary of the events triggered by the camera. This dialog allows activating, deactivating, renaming, and deleting existing events. It provides a portal to the detailed configuration of events.

An event is triggered by the camera whenever a certain condition is met. These conditions can be of very different nature, e.g. an environment measurement surpassing a certain threshold, a key being pressed, a certain point in time, the end of an action, etc. These events can then be used to execute actions or control image recording.

There are different groups of these events, named in the first column. For a complete list of possible events by group, refer to the section List of Events.

For each group a list of currently defined events by name is displayed. If no events are defined, an explanation appears.

For each event, the third column shows the configured sensor type. If this type is not currently available (usually because of missing expansion hardware), a note appears instead.

A check box displays the activation status of the event. An inactive event never triggers. You can still select it wherever events can be selected, but it is displayed in grey, not processed, and not displayed in the status row in the live image.

Each available group has an Edit button in the rightmost column, which leads to the respective detailed configuration dialog. That dialog allows editing or deleting all events of this group as well as creating them.

Modifying Existing Events

In order to modify one or more events, you can change them as described in the following. Next, click on the Set button at the bottom of the dialog to store the new settings. These settings can also be changed in the respective detailed configuration dialogs.

Note: Please note that changes to the configuration are only stored temporarily in the camera's active configuration. In order to store the changes permanently, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory (see Storing the Configuration).

For each group a list of currently defined events by name is displayed. If no events are defined, an explanation appears. You can rename or delete existing events and change their activation status. An inactive event can not be used. You can still select it wherever events can be selected, but it is displayed in grey and not processed. Deleted events vanish completely and can not be restored.

Deleting Events

Check the Delete box of the event(s) you would like to delete and click on Set at the bottom of the dialog.

Warning: When clicking on the Set button, the camera will immediately delete all events with a checked Delete box from the camera's active configuration. In order to store the configuration permanently, click on the Close button at the bottom of the dialog (see Storing the Configuration).

Click on the Restore button at the bottom of the dialog load the action groups that are stored in the camera's permanent memory.

List of Events

Note: Depending on the camera model and expansion hardware, some of the listed event sensor types may not be available. Not available sensor types are not displayed in the dialogs. If there are no sensor types available in a given group, this group will be hidden completely.

Click on the group names to access the respective help pages providing more in-depth explanations of the events.

Environment Events Shock Detector Can trigger events if the camera is subjected to shocks (e.g. by vandalism).
Brightness Can trigger events based on the illumination measured in the camera images.
Microphone Can trigger events based on the volume of the microphone recordings.
PIR Passive infrared detector, can trigger events if it detects movements.
Temperature Can trigger events based on the measured temperature.
GPS Position Can trigger events if the camera leaves the specified position.
GPS Velocity Can trigger events if the camera moves at speeds higher of lower than the specified speed.
Image Analysis Events Video Motion Detection Can trigger events based on simple image-based motion detection.
Internal Events Action Group Termination Can trigger events whenever a certain action group terminates either successfully or with an error.
Signal States Can trigger events based on status changes of the custom signals.
Bus Can trigger events based on internal communication of camera components.
Recording Can trigger events based on state changes of the recording module (begin, end, etc.).
Meta Events Event Counter Can trigger events based on quantitative analysis of other events.
Logical AND Event Can trigger events if several other events happen at the same time.
Event Logic Can trigger events based on the order of occurrence of other events.
Message Events IP Messages Can trigger events based on simple TCP (network) messages received by the camera.
Serial Can trigger events based on messages received by the camera via the serial interface (RS-232/USB).
Signal Events User Click Can trigger events when the User Click softbutton is pressed.
Signal Input Can trigger events based on signal input states or state changes. This group also contains the Key and IP Remote Control events.
Signal output Can trigger events based on signal output states or state changes.
Time Events Periodic Event Can trigger events regularly at the specified interval.
Time Task event Can trigger events at fixed points in time.
Random event Can trigger events randomly based on a fixed expected frequency.

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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