Zones and PTZ

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mfitch
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Zones and PTZ

Post by mfitch » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Can anyone explain to me how moving the camera view around with PTZ works when creating Zones? I want to enable the blob overlays when motion is detected, but my guess is that it may not work right if the camera moves around. Thanks!

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Re: Zones and PTZ

Post by rockedge » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:20 pm

the motion detection with zones will always trigger an event when the camera moves....but if you only move the camera at scheduled times one could instruct ZM (CRON job perhaps) to turn off motion detection..then move the camera and then turn on the motion detection again. Also on could set up different monitors for the same camera with each monitor set up having the zones set up for that position then using "Run States" tell ZM which run state to go into where you could have the desired monitor setup active or not.

or something like that....

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Re: Zones and PTZ

Post by mfitch » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:31 pm

Thanks for the ideas rockedge! Good to know I wasn't off base about the camera movement. It would be an awesome feature to be able to automatically disable motion detection during a camera control event, and maybe automatically re-enabling once the camera is returned to a preset or something. Also would be cool if you could define different zones specifically for presets, I guess for cameras that support presets.

I think I'm going to try your suggestion and use run states. I completely missed that feature! I suppose I can manually change the run state to not do motion detection, then move the camera (or define and use a position preset), then turn motion detection back on. Thanks again.

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Re: Zones and PTZ

Post by rockedge » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:11 pm

I like that idea of having ZM temporarily suspend motion detection if the PTZ controls are used to move the camera or switch from infra red night vision to normal.

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