Configuring a camera for KiwiVision™ video analytics - KiwiVision™ 4.0 GA

KiwiVision™ Video Analytics Guide 4.0 GA

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KiwiVision™ 4.0 GA
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Before you can monitor KiwiVision™ video analytics in Security Desk, you must configure your camera for KiwiVision™ video analytics.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you have enough licenses available for the intrusion detectors that you want to add.
  • Ensure that the video units that you want to set up for KiwiVision™ video analytics are available in Config Tool and are ready to be configured.
  • If privacy protection is enabled on the camera, the user must have the remove privacy protection privilege to configure KiwiVision™ video analytics.

What you should know

  • You can use an existing KiwiVision™ settings file to help set up KiwiVision™ video analytics for a video unit. For more information, see Importing settings from a KiwiVision™ settings file.
  • You can record or use an existing sample intrusion video file to help you configure your intrusion detector. For example, you can export a short video clip (.g64 file format) from your system that is relevant to the scene that you want to analyze, so that you can test your initial installation and setup.
  • You can use the video timeline controls while configuring your camera for KiwiVision™ video analytics. This includes controls such as looping playback video (), switching to a specific time (), switching to live video (), opening a video file (), and so on.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, click Tasks and open the Video task.
  2. Select a camera in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click Video analytics.
  4. Choose one of the following:
    • Click Add () to add an Intrusion detector ()
    • Click From file... to import a KiwiVision™ settings file (.ks).
  5. If you clicked Add () to add an Intrusion detector () do the following:
    1. (Optional) Enable or disable Advanced mode as required.
      Advanced mode
      Displays additional parameters that can be used for fine tuning.
      IMPORTANT: When the advanced mode is disabled, the additional settings and the Paths tab are hidden, but the settings remain active.
    2. Select the Stream that you require.
      The stream type to monitor for intrusion. Choose one of the following:
      Monitors the live video stream for intrusion.
      High resolution
      Monitors the high resolution video stream for intrusion.
      Low resolution
      Monitors the low resolution video stream for intrusion.
      Monitors the recording video stream for intrusion.
      Monitors the remote video stream for intrusion.
      Tip: If your camera uses HD or Full HD for the Live or Recording stream, consider using a different stream for analytics to minimize the load on the module.
    3. Configure the intrusion detector perspective settings.
    4. Configure the intrusion detector areas settings.
    5. (Optional) Configure the intrusion detector paths settings.
    6. Configure the intrusion detector general settings.
  6. If you clicked From file... to import a KiwiVision™ settings file (.ks) do the following.
    1. Import settings from a KiwiVision™ settings file (.ks).
  7. Click Apply to ensure that all your changes are applied to the intrusion detector.


Your intrusion detector is now configured for KiwiVision™ video analytics.


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