What Is Time Task and How Does It Work?

The time task feature is a PTZ function which allows the user to set a scheduled period in which a preset will occur. This feature is available using the camera's web user interface via a web browser. A preset must be active on the camera to apply a time task action. For more information on using the time task feature, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Log in to the web user interface (web UI) for your camera. For more information on how to access the web UI for your camera click here.

Step 2: Navigate to Setup>>PTZ>>Time Task and click Enable


Step 3: The camera can support up to 4 separate time task presets which can ultimately be applied to 4 separate time task actions. Select a time task number from the time task num dropdown menu. 


Note: If you would like to clear any time task settings, select a time task number from the dropdown menu and click Clear All

Step 4: Select a preset in which the time task will apply. If you want the time task to automatically return to a specific position in a certain period of time, enter the value in the AutoHome field. This option is set to default every 30 seconds; however, this can be adjusted from 5 ~ 3600 seconds.


Step 5: To schedule a time for this action to occur, click on the Period setting option. Select the days in which the preset will apply and set a time for each period if applicable. The camera can support up to 6 periods for this setting. Click Save


Step 6: Click Save. 


Note: If you would like the schedule to apply to other time task presets, select the Copy To Task No. dropdown menu and select which preset will apply. 

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