How To Setup an Abandoned Object Rule

How To Setup an Abandoned Object Rule

The abandoned object rule allows the camera to trigger an event if an object is placed in a set area for a specified amount of time. This is useful to keep track of certain areas in which objects are not to be placed. For more information on how to setup an abandoned object rule, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Log into the web user interface (webUI) for your device and click on Setup. For more information on how to access the web user interface, please click here

Step 2: Click on the Event tab and choose Smart Plan. In the Smart Plan menu, choose IVS then click Save. For more information regarding Smart Plans, click here


Step 3: Click on the IVS option in the Event menu then click on the ( + ) icon to add the rule. From the drop down menu, select Abandoned Object. 


Step 4: Click on Draw Rule to begin setting a detection area. Use your mouse to draw an area on the interface. 


This rule requires you to draw at least a four point area on the interface to function. To draw an area, click the mouse on the interface and move it down or up to create a line. Once the line is created, move the mouse left or right to create another line and repeat the process. Right click on the interface to set the area on the screen then left click on the interface when done to set the area. 

Step 5: Enable the Record checkbox to record the event. Click Save when done. 


This rule has now been properly setup for your camera. The target filtering and pixel counter can be used to refine the set rule, however, for optimal experience it is highly recommended to leave these settings as default. All IVS data can be viewed in the Playback menu, if a microSD card has been inserted or can be retained via an Amcrest AI NVR. 

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