Line Crossing Analytics On A VMAX IP Plus w/ MTT Cameras
Affected Roles: Administrator
Software Version: v184.108.40.206 or later
Last Edit: May 7, 2020
When paired with the DWC-MTT camera series, the VMAX IP Plus can be configured to log line crossing video analytic events from the camera. This feature can be useful to users who want to search for camera footage when someone crosses a predefined alarm line, in addition to a regular recording schedule.
This article will outline how to enable the line crossing analytics of a DWC-MTT camera and how to search for the footage from the VMAX IP Plus.
Before the VMAX IP Plus can begin logging line crossing events, the analytics settings will need to be configured within the camera.
**NOTE: The following images and guide for camera setup are for the DW MTT camera series. If you are using a newer camera series, you may instead refer to the camera user guide of your camera model. Instructions for using the VMAX IP Plus is in the section that follows the Camera Setup section.
To configure line crossing analytics in the camera:
Log in to the camera.
Oelect the Line Crossing interface.
Set the alarm line and the direction of movement. Up to four (4) lines can be added, one at a time.
When setting the Direction:
Use the mouse to draw an alarm line in the preview window.
Click Stop to stop drawing. If you make an error, click the Clear button to delete the line.
Click Save to apply the changes.
Enable and configure line crossing detection on a schedule. It is recommended to set the schedule for 24 hour coverage for continuous support.
To search the video analytics log for line crossing events using a VMAX IP Plus:
Select Video Analytics from the context menu.
Select the target date and search the log for events.
Select “Line Crossing” from the event selection. Users can search for individual event types or multiple event types simultaneously.
Click the Search button to generate the event log.
If you want to save the event list, insert a USB stick and click the Export button to extract a .txt file copy of the list.
--- This concludes basic Line Crossing for the VMAX IP Plus. ---