Axis Guard Tour

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    Tony Luce

    Hi Malcom - in v4.0 we have a new feature called Virtual Camera which will allow guards to take snapshots / video and upload into Archive for use by other operators. 4.0 will be available mid-summer 2019.

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    Malcolm Goon Chew

    Hi Tony,

    Will this feature auto take a snapshot?

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    Tony Luce

    Malcom - no sir. The guard would have to grab video or images with a phone, go pro, or other type of camera and then plug that into a computer running Nx Witness in order to upload.

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    Malcolm Goon Chew

    Hi Tony,

    Ah, a misunderstanding.

    Axis PTZ cameras have a feature called "Guard Tour", where you can configure several "Preset Positions" ie. the Window, the Door, Tony's Desk. Then 2 or more "Preset Positions" can be combined in a "Guard Tour" that can be run manually or set to run automatically at regular intervals. So it might start at Tony's Desk, then move to the Window, the the Door before going back to Tony's Desk, where it would wait until the interval period is complete and then start again.

    So, normally you would set each "Preset Position" to pause for a short period ie. 5 or 10 seconds, and configure "Motion Detection" in NX Witness so that we would get recorded video for the duration of the "Guard Tour".

    What the client wants is to try and get 1 or more still photos at each "Guard Tour" stop automatically, without someone having to do it manually.

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    Tony Luce

    Ah. Gotcha. Not something we can do now but I'd suggest talking to our support team to see if they can recommend some API calls that you can throw in a script to accomplish that.

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