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Video Analytics continuously scans your property and notifies you when a person, vehicle or animal is identified. Advanced detection rules enhance perimeter security by alerting you when someone's coming or going, or even loitering on your property.

With Video Analytics, you'll get enhanced notifications with thumbnail images showing people, vehicles, and animals. You can also use advanced detection rules to draw virtual tripwires across your driveway and virtual fenced-in zones on your property. Receive email and text notifications whenever:

  • A vehicle pulls into the driveway/parking lot or a person walks up to an entrance
  • Anyone loiters in a specific zone of a property
  • A person or vehicle is identified outside a business after-hours
  • A pet jumps up on the sofa or enters an off-limits flowerbed
  • A child leaves the yard or someone drives off at night

Create a Rule with Video Analytics

Note: It is possible to create up to three Video Analytics rules on the same camera.

Add the Rule

Using the app:
1. Log into the app.
2. Tap Video.
3. Tap the Settings icon.
4. Tap Recording Rules.
5. Tap Add New Rule.
6. Tap Video Analytics.

Using the customer website:
1. Log into the customer website.
2. Click Video.
3. Click Recording Rules.
4. Click Add New Rule.
5. Click to select Video Analytics.

Rule selection
1. Click to select the desired camera. If the camera needs to be calibrated, you are directed to the Calibrate page.

2. Click to select the rule type.
    A. Use aTripwire rule when you expect a target to cross          through the camera’s field of view or when objects              enter or exit an area (e.g., a car pulling into or                      backing out of a driveway). 

    B. Use a Ground Zone rule when you expect a target to            loiter in the camera’s field of view (e.g., a person                  delivering a package on your front porch).

    C. All Video Motion Detection (VMD) schedules                        associated with a camera must be deleted before                setting up a Video Analytics rule. When prompted                with this warning, click OK to continue.
    D. Click Next.

Select the camera scene
1. In Scenery, click to select Indoors or Outdoors based on where the camera is installed. The camera should be marked outdoors if it will be exposed to rain, snow, spider webs, or moving trees and set to indoors if in a controlled outdoor environment (e.g., a screened-in porch).

This selection must be the same across all recording rules associated with a specific camera

2. Use the Minimum Object Detection Size slider to adjust how small an object can be and still trigger a recording. It is recommended to keep this at its suggested value upon initial rule creation. Very Large captures the fewest recordings only of the largest objects, and Very Small captures the most recordings including large and small objects.

The Minimum Object Detection Size does not appear for cameras that are calibrated. 

Configure Rule - Ground Zone 
1. In the Rule Name field, enter a name for the recording rule.
2. Click and drag the corners area of interest and restart, click Clear ground zone to create a new area of interest with up to 28 points.
    A. Click and hold inside the shape to move the shape               itself.

3. Using the Duration Inside Area of Interest dropdown menu, select the desired time an object needs to stay inside the Ground Zone to trigger a recording.

Configure Rule - Tripwire
1. In the Rule Name field, enter a name for the recording rule.
2. Click and drag the Tripwire to cover only the ground where the target's feet cross. The arrow determines which direction the object must be moving to trigger a recording. To clear the current Tripwire and restart, click Clear Tripwire.

3. Customize the direction of movement to be recorded: 
    A. In Direction, click Switch directions to switch the                  direction of the movement to capture.
    B. Click to select Both Directions to record when an                object crosses the Tripwire regardless of which                    direction it is moving.

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