IVS stands for intelligent video system analytics and is primarily used for parameter protection. The DVR currently has 2 built-in IVS features available (Tripwire and Intrusion). Smart Motion Detection (SMD) uses an advanced algorithm to differentiate human and vehicular shapes within a scene and send alarms only when a person or vehicle is detected. Please note, IVS and SMD cannot be activated on the same channel. For more information on setting up IVS & SMD events, please refer to the information provided below.
How to Use IVS
Step 1: Open a web browser and log into the web UI for your device. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.
Step 2: Click on the AI option located in the main menu. Click on the IVS & SMD option and click OK. Please note if you are switching AI Modes the DVR will reboot.
Step 3: Click on the IVS option located in the Parameters menu and verify the correct channel is being used. Please note, a full screen, intrusion rule will be set as default, to customize IVS rules, select the rule and click the delete icon to remove the default intrusion rule. Click the add “+” icon to begin adding a custom IVS rule.
The DVR has two IVS features, tripwire, and intrusion:
Tripwire: This allows the device to trigger an event if an object, such as a human or vehicle, crosses a set tripwire line.
Intrusion: This allows the device to trigger an event if an object, such as a human or vehicle, appears or crosses a set intrusion area.
Step 4: To configure an IVS rule, click on the Type dropdown menu to select an available IVS rule. Once a rule is selected, click on the checkbox next to the rule to begin drawing the rule. Use your mouse to draw an area or line on the interface. Click on the interface and use your mouse to draw an area or line, click your mouse on the interface when done, then right-click to set the area or line to the system. Click OK.
If you would like to add a name for the rule, enter a name in the Name box. The Direction drop-down menu allows you to choose a direction in which the rule will be triggered. Object filters (Human and Motor Vehicle) can be enabled for accuracy. Click OK.
The Target Filter option is used to set a minimum or maximum detection area. It is recommended to leave this as default; however, it can be modified. Use the Clear (trash can) icon to remove a drawn area or line. The Target Filter toggle switch enables object filtering options that allow you the ability to determine if a human or vehicle has entered the area. If Human is chosen, the rule will only be triggered if a human figure is detected. If Vehicle is chosen, the rule will only be triggered if a vehicle is detected by the system. Both object filtering options can be used simultaneously if needed.
Step 5: If you would like to add multiple rules to the device, click on add “+”) icon and repeat the IVS setup process for the rule. Click OK once all IVS rules are set. Use the Parameters (gear) icon to apply any additional settings to an IVS rule, such as enabling email snapshots, etc. To delete an IVS rule, click on the delete (trash can) icon.
Viewing IVS Data
Any IVS data retained on the system can be viewed using the IVS Smart Search interface or via the playback menu if an IVS schedule is set in the system.
To view IVS data using the IVS smart search interface, click on the IVS option located in the Smart Search menu. Enter the start and end times of the event and click Search. A layout of all IVS events captured by the device will be displayed. To view the event, select the event from the interface and click the play button.
As a reminder, smart motion detection cannot be used on the same channel as IVS, therefore a separate channel will need to be used. For more information on setting up SMD please refer to the information provided below.
Step 1: In the Parameters section, click on SMD. Select a channel from the Channel dropdown menu and ensure the Enable option is selected. Use the sensitivity dropdown menu to select a motion sensitivity. Motion sensitivity can range from low, medium, and high. Select an effective target (object filter) option (Human, Vehicle). Both object filters can be enabled at the same time if needed.
Step 2: Click OK to save the SMD settings to the system.
Viewing an SMD Event
Any SMD data retained on the system can be viewed using the SMD Smart Search interface or using the playback menu if an SMD schedule is set in the system.
To view SMD events using the SMD smart search interface, click on the SMD option located in the Smart Search menu. Enter the start and end times of the event and click Search. A layout of all SMD events will be displayed. To view the event, select the event from the interface and click the play button next to the event in the interface.