An important component of a video management system is the alarm function. It allows you to specify which events lead to alarms and how you are notified in the event of an alarm. In addition, you can define the alerting behavior for individual time periods in weekly profiles.
Note: Alarm processing functions are not supported by MOBOTIX MOVE cameras and third-party cameras that provide an ONVIF S-compatible interface. For an overview of how the camera functions differ, see Camera Feature Overview.
Alarm-triggering events can be signaled at various points in the application.
|Alarm bar and Alarm Info bar||If alarm notification has been activated in the Camera Configuration, the Alarm and Alarm Info bars will turn red and will inform you about the events that triggered the alert (green when a bell is rung). The Alarm bar (1) is located at the bottom of the MxManagementCenter and the Alarm Info bar (2) below the camera image of the corresponding camera.
|Alarm Notification|| In addition, you can choose to receive an alarm message and an alarm sound.
This requires the alarm notification option to be enabled in the Camera Configuration dialog and the Alarms checkbox to be set in the Notifications section (Mac: MxManagementCenter > Settings menu, Windows: File > Settings ) menu.
|Camera icon and group icon in the Graphic view||When a camera detects an alarm, the corresponding camera icon turns red (1) or green (bell event). You can take a quick glance at the situation observed by the camera by showing a small live image (move mouse pointer over the icon) or by showing a live image on a second monitor, if available (double-click on the camera icon).
If you positioned an additional camera group on the background image (floor plan), the camera group turns red (2) or green when a camera in this camera group registers an alarm-triggering event.
The following table describes where and how the notification options can be set.
|Alarm bar, Alarm Info bar||For an alarm to be signaled in the Alarm bar and the Alarm Info bar, you must activate alarm notification for each camera and select the events that will trigger an alarm.
|Alarm Notification||In addition to signaling in the Alarm bar and Alarm Info bar, you can set up a visual and audible alert. Do so by navigating to the notifications (Mac: MxManagementCenter > Settings menu, Windows: File > Settings menu), selecting the Alarms option and then selecting the alarm sound, alarm duration and volume.|
|Camera icon and group icon in the Graphic view||In order for the camera icon and group icon to turn red or green in the Graphics view when an alarm event occurs, the same settings must be made as for notification in the Alarm bar and Alarm Info bar.|
|Setting time ranges for alarms||In addition, you can select a weekly profile for every event type that should trigger an alarm.
All Alarm images are displayed in the Alarm bar and in the Research view. To get a quick overview, you can filter the display of images according to different criteria.
Filtering Alarm Images In The Alarm Bar ("Filtering The Display Of Alarm Images" section):
The alarm images in the Alarm bar are sorted chronologically. You can filter the display of alarm images by camera, group, event type, and confirmation status.
Filtering the Research view by event types:
All event images of the selected cameras are shown in chronological order. You can filter the view according to event types.