Daytime only Recording

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    Tony Luce

    Jason - lights are on at night and during the daytime. So there's no way to tell the difference (even for humans) between day and night by simply looking at light patterns.

    Recording scheduling allows users to choose and control when their cameras record based on a schedule because of this.

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    Tuli Dem

    You can do this with recording scheduling.

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    Jason Simpkin

    Unfortunately finishing time in most freight depots is about as predictable as the weather here in NZ. that is not very. therefore the best presence indication is the fact the lights are on.

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    Jason Simpkin

    OK, I think I named this bit of a dumb way and haven't explained myself very well. The point of what am trying to do is record the camera when it is in day (colour) only. A simple way to know the lights are out is that the camera has switched to black and white (night) mode.

    Then i can set it so when the camera is colour - Daytime or lights are on it will record. But when the camera is black and white which means the lights are out, so no one is there, we dont need any recording.

    Is there a way to get the camera to notify that has changed mode or is there a simple way to just recognise the fact by the colouring in the stream from the camera in NxWitness?

    Would also be useful for other things like changing the motion recording settings for at night or perhaps even triggering lighting for at night via an output.

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    Jeff Jones

    Perhaps you could use an I/O Module (Axis P8221) and hook it up to an electric eye to turn on/off when the lights change? I haven't tried this, just guessing.

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