Using Non-AI Camera on an AI NVR

The AI features on the device can be used with non-AI cameras. These features include Face Detection, Face Recognition, and IVS rules (tripwire and intrusion). When using a non-AI camera on an AI NVR, the default AI type will be AI by Device which indicates that the AI features are being controlled by the NVR only, not the camera. Please note, other features such as People Counting and Heat Map will not be available for this configuration as they are not supported using the "AI by Device" type. 

For more information on the limitations of these features when using a non-AI camera, please refer to the table below. 

AI Limitations using "AI By Device"

Face Detection & Face Recognition Max of 2 channels. 1 channel only if using IVS. Cannot be activated on the same channel as IVS.
IVS Max of 4 channels, however, if face detection or face recognition are enabled on a channel, IVS will have a max of 2 channels available.
People Counting Not available by device.
Heat Map Not available by device.

For more information on how to set up a non-AI camera using an AI NVR, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Access your AI NVR and assure the camera is properly connected. For more information on how to access the web user interface (web UI) for your NVR, click here.


Step 2: On the main menu, click on AI


Note: A Smart Plan may not be available if using AI features with a non-AI camera. This is normal if using a non-AI camera on an AI NVR. 


Step 3: In the Parameters section, select which AI feature you would like to apply to the camera. In this example, we will be using IVS but the same concept can apply to other features. In the Type section, you will notice the rules are being applied to AI by Device which indicates the rules are being controlled by the NVR's built-in AI functions. 


From this point, you can not begin applying the rules to your camera. For more information on how to set up IVS, AI rules, or other useful information regarding your AI NVR, please click here.

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