Since December 2021, a total of 5 event types of the MOBOTIX IoT camera direct are now recognised by the Cloud and trigger a Cloud recording and Cloud alarm. This makes the configuration much easier and it is no longer necessary to use the recording icon as a “Cloud Recording Trigger” via Cloud VM. This works with the following camera events:
- Thermal Event
- Activity Event
- Video Motion Event
- IP Receive Event
- MxMessage Event
(Events that are not listed can be recorded in the cloud using the recording icon, which is described further down in the article).
The video illustrates the configuration:
The Thermal tab is displayed if you have connected a thermal imaging camera.
Here are screenshots of the settings (“Thermal” tab) and the result in the history browser.
In the recording, the MOBOTIX Camera Events are highlighted in colour. Each supported event category has a different colour. If the “dashes” are not displayed in the timeline as shown in the thermal example above, this must be activated in the respective Cloud user profile.
Without “Show Analytic” activated, the thermal events, for example, are not highlighted in colour in the player window!
With “Show Analytic” activated, the thermal events, for example, are highlighted in colour.
In order to be able to use the complete logics of an IoT camera in the Mobotix Cloud, it is also possible to use other events, e.g. the PIR sensor, IOT events, logic events, etc. for recording in the Mobotix Cloud.
To do this, you must proceed as follows.
Prepare IoT camera:
To do this, you must create an event in the IoT camera that triggers a recording.
It is important to ensure that the recording symbol is activated in the live image of the camera.
Create event: e.g. Activity Sensor. The activity sensor can also be integrated directly as described above, but is used as a representative example for all the other events in the camera.
- Setup Menu: Event Overview
- Image Analysis Events → Edit
For this you have to define a rectangle in the live image and add the coordinates by clicking "Add Rectangle ".
Enable Recording + Recording Status Symbol.
Setup Menu: Recording
- Recording Status Symbol.
- Under Start Recording select the ActivitySensor (Image Analysis: AS).
- Define a Recording Duration that specifies how long the recording symbol should “blink”.
To do this, go to the camera settings within Mobotix Cloud and set event recording.
Click on the "Motion " tab.
Set the following values:
- Master Motion Sensitivity : 0 (This will ignore all other motion in the image outside the defined detection window).
- Click on the "+ Symbol " so that you get a new detection area.
- Move your detection window to the position of the recording symbol in the live image
- The sensitivity should be configured to the value 100, so that the algorithm is very sensitive.
Now, the Mobotix Cloud’s motion detection simply triggers and starts a recording when the IoT camera’s Activity Sensor has triggered and started a recording in the camera.
Of course, you can also configure other events in the IoT camera that trigger a recording, e.g. signal input.
The only important thing here is that the camera itself triggers a recording.
Here you can find a small example video. The ActivitySensor of the IoT camera triggers a recording of the Mobotix Cloud.
Recommendation to exclude false alarms:.
Since the recording icon is slightly transparent, there is a possibility that the Cloud’s motion detection detects in this area even though the AS has not triggered.
This can be prevented by placing a logo behind the recording symbol.
In this example, a black field has been placed as the logo.
Admin Menu: Manage Image Files
→ Upload a “logo” here, which will be put behind the recording symbol afterwards.
Admin Menu: Logo Profiles
Create a logo profile here which should display the uploaded image.
If you have configured this, you will see it in the live image of the camera:
This can prevent any movement that takes place in the transparent area of the recording icon, so that the cloud only records when the IoT camera itself is recording.