Configuring Camera and Cloud Upload

Setup Dreamhost storage.

Do NOT keep your confidential information on www.someneighborhood.org, instead make a subdomain for your confidential information.

Set up a subdomain for your video captures, then you can use the main site for your neighborhoods web-site. e.g. www.someneighborhood.com for your neighborhood web-site and securitycam.someneighborhood.com for the video files.

 

 

Setup the Camera.

  1. Enter Camera Setup.
  2. Make sure you are running the latest firmware
    1. Camera version on Setup – About
    2. download from http://www.axis.com/techsup/firmware.php
    3. Install on Axis Setup – System Options – Maintenance
  3. Set time to use NTP server.
    Date_and_time

    P1347 & 1357
    Internet time servers rule. here is a few to choose from: tick.usno.navy.mil, time-c.nist.gov, time-nw.nist.gov

  4. Set your Evidence Stamp

    Videostream-images

    P1347 & P1357
    Write the location of your camera in the evidence stamp so that a jury can understand it.

  5. Make sure audio is disabled, it’s the law. (California Penal Code 632, different but similar law for each state.)

    Audio

    P1347 & P1357
    Video recording only, No audio, Supreme court Ruling.

  6. Camera Settings
    1. P1347 Set Exposure priority to “Motion” Max Shutter speed to 1/250 to avoid blurry images at night.

      Camera-Settings

      P1347
      Setup like this, Notice Exposure priority=Motion and Max Shutter speed of 1/250, If you have fast cars passing and images are still blurry reduce the shutter-speed to 1/500

    2. P1357 Set Low light priority to “Low motion blur” and max shutter to 1/30 sec.

      P1357<br>set low light to prioritize low motion blur and max shutter speed of 1/30 s

      P1357
      set low light to prioritize low motion blur and max shutter speed of 1/30 s

  7. Add an Event – Recipient – type:FTP
    1. Select from Menu

      Add_an_event_recipient

      P1347 & P1357

    2. In Network Address: use the name of your FTP server (See dreamhost
      Remember to use your own names.

      P1347 & P1357
      Remember to use your own names.

      instructions: i don’t know what the FTP address is! and How do i upload to a sub-domain)

  8. Add Detectors –  Motion Detection
    1. Make 2 windows: one for day and one for night as they will have different sensitivity settings.

      Motion_detection

      P1347 & P1357
      Setup Motion Detector Area and sensitivity, one area for day and one for night (overlapping)

  9. Make 2 Event – Action rules, one for day and one for night.
    1. Select from menu

      Make Action rule

      P1347 & P1357

    2. Setup the “Day” action rule like this, for the “Night” rule set “Motion Detection trigger to “Night” then set the additional Detectors – Day/ Night Mode to ‘No’ – Pay attention to the create folder : “%Y-%m-%d/[Cameralocation]”
      Action rule Setup

      P1347 & P1357
      Setup the “Day” action rule like this, for the “Night” rule set “Motion Detection trigger to “Night” then set the additional Detectors – Day/ Night Mode to ‘No’ – Pay attention to the create folder : “%Y-%m-%d/[Short Camera location]”

  10.  Move in front of the camera to trigger the motion center and check that files appear on your cloud-server.

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