Deployment overview for the KiwiVision™ video analytics module - KiwiVision™ 4.1 GA

KiwiVision™ Video Analytics Guide 4.1 GA

Applies to
KiwiVision™ 4.1 GA
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You can use video analytics in Security Center with the KiwiVision™ video analytics module by following a sequence of steps.

Step Task Where to find more information
Understand prerequisites and key issues before deploying
1 Learn about what you can do with the module.
2 Before updating or installing the module, read the release notes to learn about the new features, resolved issues, known issues, and limitations.
3 Learn about the different components and how they connect together.
4 Make sure your servers meet the recommended system requirements for video analytics, and are running a compatible version of Security Center.
Prepare Security Center
5 Make sure the cameras that you want to apply video analytics to meet the requirements, are optimally set up, are added to Security Center, and are functioning as required.
6 Verify that your Security Center license has a valid certificate for the module. Go to the Config Tool home page, click About > Certificates, and confirm that KiwiAnalytics is in the list.
Deploy the module
7 If you are not already using the version of Security Center that the module is bundled with, install and upgrade as required.
8 Grant users the privileges that they need to use the module. The following privileges are specific to using KiwiVision™ video analytics:
  • Modify KiwiVision camera properties
  • KiwiVision reports
  • Remove privacy protection (if privacy protection is enabled on cameras you want to use for video analytics)
9 In Config Tool, create the KiwiVision™ Manager role.
10 In Config Tool, create the KiwiVision™ Analyzer role.
NOTE: For multi-server setups, create a KiwiVision™ Analyzer role on each server that will perform video analytics, and make sure the Analyzer roles can access the KiwiVision™ Manager database.
11 Configure how many analytics configurations each KiwiVision™ Analyzer role can process.
12 (Optional) On the Properties page of the KiwiVision™ Manager role, modify the usage data collection settings.
NOTE: These options were configured when you installed the module separately from Security Center, or when you installed Security Center that includes the bundled version of the module.
Create and configure analytics scenarios
13 Choose the scenario type best suited to your needs, and add it to your camera.
14 Configure the scenario as required. For intrusion detection scenarios: For object detection scenarios:
15 (Optional) To apply the same analytics configuration to multiple cameras, save the configuration as a KiwiVision™ settings file.
16 Enable the events related to your analytics scenarios, so you can receive the events in the Monitoring task in real time.