Configuring intrusion detector general settings in 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 intrusion detector general settings for your camera.


  1. In Config Tool select your intrusion detector.

  2. In the General tab, General section enter or select the following as required:
    The name of the intrusion detector.
    Tip: Give the intrusion detector a meaningful name so that it can be easily identified.
    Specifies the unit type. Select either Imperial or Metric units of measurement.
    Specifies the Imperial unit type. For example, 3 ft.
    Specifies the metric unit type. For example, 1 m.

    When switching between imperial and metric units, the conversion is rounded to two decimal places. For example, 0.2 m is shown as 0.66 ft.

    NOTE: The region that is set on the machine is read to determine the default setting. The Units setting is saved on the machine and will apply to all video analytics on this machine.
  3. In the General tab, Analysis section enter or select the following as required:
    Alert cooldown
    Specifies that after an alert is triggered for an intrusion detector analytic, additional alerts for the analytic are suppressed until the specified time period has elapsed. The default is 5 seconds. You can specify values in the range 0 - 300 seconds.
    Enable or disable the filters that you require for the following:
    Rain filter
    Removes small, fast moving objects from the image, such as rain or snow.
    Haze filter
    Estimates the haze density in the image based on the image brightness. The image contrast then changes to remove the haze.
  4. In the General tab, Overlays in Security Desk section enable or disable the following as required:
    Displays a green rectangle overlay to highlight the current detections in a video analytic.
    Temporarily displays the triggered zone and the associated alarm region.
    Permanently displays the outline of the areas.
    Area names
    Permanently displays the area names.
  5. (Optional) Click Import from file... to import previously saved configuration settings.
    Import from file
    Imports a KiwiVision™ settings file (.ks). The imported file will overwrite all current settings.
    Tip: You can also import settings from a legacy KiwiVision™ settings files (.xml).
  6. (Optional) Click Export to file... to backup or make a copy of a configuration file for reuse.
    Export to file
    Exports the settings to a KiwiVision™ settings file (.ks).
  7. Click Apply to save the General settings.


Your camera is now configured for KiwiVision™ video analytics.