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PDK DW Spectrum NVR Integration Tool - Other Spectrum Settings

Other Spectrum Settings

PDK & DW Spectrum Integration Documentation

Notification of a particular event type or System alert can be turned on or off globally. The notification setting does not affect Event detection or Action execution, just whether or not notifications are sent to the Notification Panel

To Show or Hide Notifications 

  1. Click Main Menu and go to Local Settings > Notifications or click the button on the Notifications panel (on the right).
  2. In the Notification panel, check Show all notifications so that all events will display, or select the individual notification types to be displayed.
  3. Click Apply to accept changes and keep the dialog open. Click OK to save and close.

 

Event Scheduling 

By default, event monitoring is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you only want to monitor for an event at certain times, you can assign a schedule for the event. Note that System-generated events cannot be placed on a schedule since they should always be on. 

NOTE: It is possible to disable a rule entirely by unchecking the On box in the Event Rules list. 

To Set a Schedule for an Event

  1. When an event is editable (because it is new or it is selected in the Event Rules list), click the Schedule button to open the Schedule dialog. 

  1. Click the On or Off button to determine monitoring behavior in specific 1-hour cells. 

NOTE: The 0 column in this 24-hour calendar represents Midnight to 1:00 AM. 

  1. Click on a cell to apply the selected schedule setting to that particular time cell, or use these shortcuts to apply a schedule to multiple cells: 
  • Click-and-drag to select multiple cells.
  • Click an hour heading to select that hour’s entire column.
  • Click a day of the week to select that day’s entire row.
  • Click All to select all cells.

The above example shows an event that will be tracked on Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. 

  1. Click OK

Configuring Mail Server for Email Notifications 

An email server must be configured for the System to be able to send emails. DW Spectrum can automatically provide server settings for certain email carriers, in which case you can enter just basic information using the simple entry form. If your email carrier is not recognized (warning message: "No preset found. Use 'Advanced' option"), you will need to enter the required settings manually using the Advanced entry form. 

Simple Outgoing Email Settings

  1. Open Main Menu > System Administration (shortcut Ctrl+Alt+A) > Email tab. 
  2. If Advanced settings are properly configured you can simply enter the following: 

Email – Email address to use for outgoing mail 

Password – Password for the outgoing email account 

System Signature – User-defined System description that will identify the System in outbound emails 

Support Signature – Support website for the DW Spectrum installation 

  1. Click the Test button to confirm all settings are valid. If the test fails, use the Advanced form to configure the server manually. Possible failure results: 
  • Cannot test such parameters – The domain name is not supported
  • No preset found – Email and/or password is invalid 
  1. If the test is successful, click Apply to accept or OK to save and close.

Advanced Outgoing Email Settings 

  1. Check Advanced settings in Main Menu > System Administration (shortcut Ctrl+Alt+A) > Email tab. 
  2. Enter the following: 

Email – Email address to use for outgoing mail 

SMTP Server – Email server address 

User – Email of person entering the information 

Password – Password for user email account 

System Signature – User-defined System description that will identify the System in outbound emails 

Support Signature – Support website for the DW Spectrum installation 

Port – SMTP port. Choose Auto, 25, 465, or 587

Connection type – Choose Secure connection using TLS, Secure connection using SSL, or Unsecure connection 

  1. Click Test to confirm all settings are valid. If the test fails: 
  • Try a different connection type 
  • Try a different SMTP port 
  1. If the test is successful, click Apply to accept or OK to save and close. 

NOTE: Even when Advanced settings are properly configured and emails are working as desired, the simple entry form may display an error.

Selection Lists in Event Rules 

Selecting Devices 

For Events, choose the device(s) that will trigger the rule. If no devices are selected (shown as <Any Device>), the rule will apply to all devices. 

For Actions, choose the device(s) that will respond to the event. At least one device must be selected for a rule to be valid. 

  • Drag-and-drop devices from the Resource Tree into the at field. 
  • Alternately, use the Select Devices dialog which lists all servers in the System, and all devices attached to them.

  1. Click in the at field in the Advanced Settings form to open the Select Devices dialog. 
  2. Check the desired individual devices, or click a server's checkbox to select all devices on that server. 
  3. Optionally, use the Filter field to search for specific devices. All device parameter values (name, firmware, vendor, etc.) are searched. The results update immediately as characters are entered in the field. 
  4. Click OK

Selecting Users 

For Events, choose the user(s) the event will be available to. At least one user must be selected for a rule to be valid. 

For Actions, choose the user(s) who will be recipients of the action. At least one user must be selected for a rule to be valid. 

Use the Select Users dialog to select one or more users.

  1. Click on the To field (alternately labeled For, Available to, Play to users, or Speak to users) in the Advanced settings form to open the Select Users dialog. 
  2. Check one or more User Roles, or check All users to open a list of all individuals active in the System. 
  3. To see individual user names, enable Show all users (green) and check the desired individuals. 
  4. Use the Search field to locate user names or roles that contain the characters entered. Filter results refresh as characters are entered.
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