How To Setup Motion Detection Locally (NVR)
Motion detection is typically set by default while initially setting up your NVR, however, if motion detection is disabled configuring motion detection is a very simple process and can be done either locally or via the web user interface using a computer. For more information on how to setup motion detection using the web UI click here.
Setting up Motion Detection Locally
Make sure you have direct access to your NVR and ensure it has a monitor hooked to it. A USB mouse is needed as well to navigate the menus.
Step 1: Log into your NVR and access the main menu and click on the Event tab located in the Settings menu.
Step 2: The Video Detect menu will be displayed. This is where motion detection settings are configured for your device. Choose which channel you would like to configure from the Channel drop down menu and make sure the Enable checkbox is enabled.
Step 3: Region settings can be set for your device as well which can help to reduce the amount of false motion detection alerts that are caught by your camera by allowing you to set specific motion zones, adjusting the motion sensitivity and threshold for your device.
Select a motion zone (color) from the screen and use your mouse to highlight specific regions. Motion sensitivity and threshold can also be adjusted which can increase the efficiency of your motion detection. For more information on sensitivity and threshold settings, click here.
Step 4: If you want to setup a motion detection schedule for your device click on Period. A motion detection schedule will set your camera to detect motion only at specified days and times. By default, this will be set to record 24/7, however for more information on how to configure a motion detection schedule, click here.
Step 5: Click on Apply and OK in the Motion Detect menu to save all your motion detection settings to your device.
A motion detection schedule has now been set on your device. For more information about additional motion detection options available on your system, please refer to the information below.
Additional Motion Detection Options
Record Channel: This checkbox allows you to enable the system to record video for that channel when a motion detection alarm is triggered. Delay is also associated with this tab, it is the This field specifies in seconds how long the delay between alarm activation and recording should be. PTZ Activation: Allows the user to active PTZ functionality to applicable PTZ devices. Delay: Allows the user to set a delay in between motion event activation.
Tour: Allows the user to enable the camera to activate a PTZ tour when a motion detection alarm is triggered. Snapshot: Allows the user to enable the camera to take a snapshot when a motion detection alarm is triggered. Voice Prompts: Allows the user to customize voice prompts for motion detected events. Show Message: This checkbox allows the user to enable the system to show an on-screen message when a motion detection alarm is triggered. Send Email: This checkbox allows the user to enable the system to send an email when a motion detection alarm is triggered. For more information on how to setup email alerts click here. Buzzer: Allows the user to trigger a buzzer once a motion event is detected. Log: Allows the user to log all motion detected events that are triggered in the device. Alarm Upload: This checkbox allows the user to enable the system to upload alarm information when a motion detection alarm is triggered.
To revert to default settings, click the Default button near the bottom left hand corner. To copy settings to another channel, click Copy near the bottom left hand corner. To confirm settings, click the OK button. To cancel any modifications, click the Cancel button. To apply the settings, click the Apply button.