How To Use the People Counting Feature On An Amcrest EI NVR.

People Counting is used to provide a statistic based on the number of people who enter and exit a certain area. This feature is not a built-in AI feature and will only be applicable to certain IPC models that support the people counting function. 

Note: Position the camera in a manner in which the camera can detect all people in the detection area.

Step 1: Log into the NVR directly or using the NVR's web user interface (web UI) using a web browser and select AI from the main menu. For more information on how to access the web UI for your device, click here.

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Note: If a smart plan for people counting is not available in the smart plan menu, it cannot be activated, this may be due to limitations on your AI camera, not the NVR. The people counting features that are available in the IPC will be the same features provided in the NVR. 

Step 2: In the Parameters section, access the Smart Plan menu. Click on the People Counting option.  Click on Apply.

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Step 3: Click on the People Counting option located in the Parameters section. Ensure the correct channel is being used and the Enable check box is checked. Click Apply.

To customize the detection area, click on the Draw Area option and your mouse to modify the detection area. To move or adjust the NumberStat1 line, click Draw Rule. The Remove option can be used to remove either overlay. It is recommended however to leave these parameters as default. 

Step 4: Enter the threshold values for the rule. This will signify how many people it will take to trigger the rule. Enter No. will the threshold of people who enter the detection area, Exit No. will be the threshold of people exiting the detection area, and the Stay No. will be the threshold of people who stay or loiter within the detection area. 

Click on the More option if you would like to set any further notifications, such as email notifications, etc. Click Apply

Viewing People Counting Data

People counting data shows the number of people reported by the system entering or exiting the area within a specified amount of time. This information is displayed graphically using a histogram or a line graph and can be exported to a USB flash drive if needed. For more information on how to view people counting data please refer to the information provided below.

Step 1: Click on the People Counting option located in the Smart Search menu. Enter a start and end time of the report in the Start Time and End Time fields. To view a specific report, such as a daily report, click on the Report Type menu and select a type. Click Search.

A report will be generated, to view a line chart version click Line Chart.  

To export this data, click on Export and save the .png to your computer. 

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