In this article, we will cover some of the other alarm types you should understand.
Details on some of these settings:
Channel: select which camera(s) these settings will affect.
Enable: check here to turn this alarm option on.
Alarm Out: once again, which camera will notify you.
Out Delay: the time between alarm is triggered and alert is sent out.
Record Channel: less relevant here since when this is triggered, it usually means you have lost video feed in one or more cameras.
Tour: Play cameras in sequence, like a slideshow, over time.
PTZ: for cameras that support pan, tilt, and zoom, this option is available.
Post Rec: how long the system keeps on recording after the trigger.
The last six checkboxes are for alarm delivery methods.
1. Video blind alarm- These are alerts that indicate when a camera is temporarily cut off. It can alert you when:
- your camera toggles night vision,
- when the camera malfunctions,
- when the lens encounters issues, etc.
- we usually recommend you check Show Message, so you will see on your monitor when a camera is blinded. However, you may also use the other alert formats if you prefer.
2. Video loss - when an unusual occurrence causes video signals to cut off.
- When your data wires get damaged or cameras are tampered with in any way to prevent video streams, you get an alert.
3. Alarm Input - do you have a third party device, such as a motion sensor, thermal sensor, or other alarm triggers? This option lets you configure them for use with our system.
- To configure a device, first connect it to the DVR box's alarm input slot. Make sure to follow the instructions provided by that device's manufacturer. Then, use this page to configure your alerts!
4. Abnormality alarm - these cover other special cases where you may need to be alerted.
- No storage: there is no HDD connected.
- Storage Device Error: your HDD is connected but may be corrupted.
- Storage No Space: there is no more space on your HDD. You should configure to have new videos replace oldest ones.
- Net Disconnection: you are disconnected from your router.
- IP Conflict: there may be an issue with your network that leads to this IP address conflict. Please check the network if you get this alarm.
There may be a lot of information to take in, but the options provided let you respond quickly to any event. We believe this is very helpful to all users!