You can define a floor plan (ground plan) in the Graphic view and place the cameras or camera groups according to their actual positions. The icon of the corresponding camera turns red in case of an alarm (or green upon a bell event). A simple click is enough to show the current live image of the triggering camera, allowing you to quickly check the situation.
To temporarily display the live image of a camera, move the mouse pointer over the camera icon. In addition, the live image of another camera group can also be displayed in the Graphic view. Drag & drop the desired camera from the Camera bar onto the floor plan. When changing the view, the live image disappears.
To keep track of all live images in the current group, you can activate the sequencer. When the sequencer is activated, all live images of the camera group are displayed one after another in a small window. You can move this window to any location and enlarge it or make it smaller.
Click on to activate the sequencer. You can set the duration to show each camera. To do so, right-click on and move the slider to the desired duration (1 sec to 60 sec). In addition, you can change the following settings:
At the bottom of the program window is a Command bar with controls that change depending on the selected view. In the Graphic view, you can use the group buttons of the Command bar to control the functions of a camera group (Prerequisite: Group functions were assigned in the Group Functions dialog box). This means that you can switch on/off lights, open a door and make an announcement for a predefined camera of this group, regardless of the currently displayed camera. You can also assign the functions for switching on/off lights and opening doors to several cameras of this group, enabling you to switch on/off several lights or open several doors.
In addition, you can right-click on the group buttons to open the shortcut menu in order to control cameras that are not part of the current group. Before you can do this, the cameras have to be set up accordingly, that is, they need to be connected to door openers/light contacts and have to be configured properly.