Configure a privacy mask

You can use a privacy mask to obscure areas in the camera view. A privacy mask obscures video (live and historical) so that a viewer cannot identify objects but allows UnityVision to analyze the video for alarms.

A static privacy mask obscures a defined area of the camera view. A dynamic privacy mask obscures tracked objects.

  1. In the server configuration interface, click Devices > Cameras.
  2. Select a camera and click Edit.
  3. In the Privacy Mask section, perform the following tasks:
    1. In the Enabled list, select whether the privacy is static, dynamic, or both.
    2. In the Mask Delay field, set how long (in seconds) UnityVision remembers the position of tracked objects and continues to obscure the previous location of a tracked object.
      This setting only applies to dynamic privacy masks.
    3. On the % Surrounding Object slider, select the area beyond a tracked object to which UnityVision applies the privacy mask.
      This setting only applies to dynamic privacy masks.
    4. On the Blur Amount slider, select to what degree UnityVision obscures the camera view.
    5. In the Drawing Mode list, select whether the paintbrush marks areas to hide or show.
      This setting only applies to static privacy masks.
    6. On the Size slider, select the size of the paintbrush.
      This setting only applies to static privacy masks.
    7. To change the privacy mask image, click Change Image and select the image.
      This setting only applies to static privacy masks.
    8. On the privacy mask image, use the paintbrush to define the areas to either hide or show.
      This setting only applies to static privacy masks.
  4. Click Save.