Actions

Alarm Console

UnityVision can display cameras or maps in the if the display panels of the alarm console. You can choose to display the following things in the display panels:
  • Default Trigger displays the camera or map (configured in the Alarm section of the action).
  • Camera displays the camera that you select.
  • Map displays the map that you select.
Setting Description

Display 1

Select what appears in the first display of the alarm console.

Display 2

Select what appears in the second display of the alarm console.

Display 3

Select what appears in the third display of the alarm console.

Display 4

Select what appears in the fourth display of the alarm console.

Email

UnityVision can send email messages when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

Email Address

Type the email address to which UnityVision sends the email. You can type multiple email addresses by pressing Enter after typing an email address.

Only email if not acknowledged in

Select to only send an email if an the alarm remains unacknowledged for a specified time.

Minutes

Specify the number of minutes that the alarm must remain unacknowledged before UnityVision sends the email.

FTP

UnityVision can capture images from cameras and post those images to an FTP server when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

FTP camera images on alarm

Select the cameras from which UnityVision collects images to post to the FTP server.

Server name

Type the IP address of the FTP server.

Port

Select the port that the FTP server uses.

Username

Type the username for accessing the FTP server.

Password

Type the password for accessing the FTP server.

Remote directory

Type the directory to which UnityVision posts the image files.

Transfer Multiple pictures

Select to make UnityVision post multiple images to the FTP server.

Pre-alarm pictures

Select the number of images prior to the alarm that UnityVision posts to the FTP server.

Post-alarm pictures

Select the number of images after the alarm that UnityVision posts to the FTP server.

Interval between pictures

Select the number of milliseconds between each picture.

Show all Decorations

Select to include all decorations in the images. If you clear this selection, you can select specific decorations to include in the images.

Boxes

Select to include tracking boxes in the images.

Decorations

Select to include the camera name and description in the images.

Date

Select to include the date in the images.

Time

Select to include the time in the images.

Paths

Select to include tracking paths in the images.

Resize the transferred file

Select a size to which UnityVision resizes images before posting them to the FTP server.

Rename the transferred file according to this pattern

Select to rename the images using the pattern that you define in the text field.

For example, %YYYY %MM %DD instructs UnityVision to rename the image file to 2018_01_01.jpg.

Use UTC date and time

Select to use the UTC date and time when UnityVision renames image files.

Instructions

UnityVision can display a message or file to users in the client interface when an alarm occurs. If you add a file to an alarm, you can zoom in or out on the file using the Ctrl key and the mouse scroll wheel.
Setting Description

Display

Select whether to display the instructions for the alarm in text or in a file.

Enter what should be done in case of an alarm below

When adding instructions in text, type the text that UnityVision displays.

Drag file here

When adding instructions in a file, drag and drop the file that UnityVision displays into the pane. UnityVision supports the following file formats:
  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .epub
  • .htm
  • .html
  • .mht
  • .odt
  • .pdf
  • .rtf
  • .txt

OPC

Setting Description

Alarm type

Specify the value that UnityVision sends to the item.

Stay for

Set how long that UnityVision sends the alarm type value.

Relays

UnityVision can trigger a relay when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

Use the following hardware device

Select the relay to control.

Turn Relay On

Select to turn the relay on.

Turn Relay Off

Select to turn the relay off.

Toggle Relay

Select to change the state of the relay.

Relay #

Define the address on the relay board to control.

Restore state

Define when the relay remains in the state before resetting.

Rule

Setting Description

Enable rule

Select to enable a rule.

Disable rule

Select to disable a rule.

Toggle rule

Select to toggle a rule.

Choose a rule

Select the rule.

Run Program

UnityVision can run third-party applications when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

Working Directory

Specify the folder that contains the application or batch file. For example, .

Executable Name

Specify the path of the application executable file (for applications) or the command prompt executable file (for batch files). For example, C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe.

Arguments

Type /C and the batch file name. For example, /C RecordToggle.bat.

SMS

UnityVision can send SMS messages when an alarm occurs. The modem that UnityVision uses to send SMS messages must support protocol data unit (PDU) mode.
Setting Description

COM Port

Specify the COM port that UnityVision uses to connect to the modem.

Baud Rate

Specify the baud rate for the connection to the modem.

Phone Numbers

Type the phone numbers to which UnityVision sends the SMS message. You can type multiple phone numbers by pressing Enter after typing a phone number.

Message

Type the message that UnityVision sends when the alarm occurs.

TCP

UnityVision can send a TCP message when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

Address

Specify the IP address of the recipient of the TCP message.

Port

Specify the port that the recipient uses for TCP.

Message

Type the message that UnityVision sends.

Zoom

UnityVision can send commands to PTZ cameras when an alarm occurs.
Setting Description

Auto-tracking

Select to make the PTZ camera track the object that triggers the alarm.

Force a PTZ camera to a location

Select to force a PTZ camera to a specific camera.

Camera

Select the camera that move to the location.

Get the current location

Click to populate the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom fields with the current pan, tilt, and zoom from the camera.

Pan

Specify the pan for the camera.

Tilt

Specify the tilt for the camera.

Zoom

Specify the zoom for the camera.

Seconds to stay at location when auto-tracking is disabled

Specify how long the camera should stay at the location when auto-tracking is not active.

Minimum seconds between activations of this rule

Specify how much time must elapse before UnityVision can trigger this action when auto-tracking is active.