Automatically calibrating motion detection sensitivity - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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You can determine what constitutes positive motion detection by automatically calibrating the sensitivity value.

Before you begin

Make sure there is no motion in the camera’s field of view (0 motion blocks).

What you should know

If your camera is located outdoors, the accuracy of this test might be affected due to wind, moving trees, and so on.


  1. Open the Video task.
  2. Select the camera to configure, and click the Motion detection tab.
  3. Select one of the following options from the Auto calibrate drop-down list:
    Current zone
    Calibrate the sensitivity for motion detected in the currently selected motion zone on the video image.
    All zones
    Calibrate the sensitivity for motion detected in all the motion zones on the video image.
    All motion
    Calibrate the sensitivity for motion detected on the whole video image.

    Different sensitivity values are tested to find the highest value without detecting motion in the image. This test accounts for any unwanted background noise that your camera may pick up and consider as motion.