If something critical occurs during a video capture and must be made inaccessible to certain users, you can restrict certain user levels from viewing a segment or entire video by blocking the camera.
Before you begin
- Make sure you have the Block and Unblock video user privilege.
- Make sure that the camera you want to block is not from a federated Omnicast™ system.
What you should know
To block video in Security Desk:
- Select a camera displayed in a tile.
- Right click the tile, and then select ().
- In the Start option, select the date and time to start blocking the video.
In the End option, select the
duration of video to be blocked:
- The video is blocked from users until the selected date and time.
- The video is blocked from users for the selected time (days, hours, minutes, or seconds).
- All video from the Start time onward (including new recordings) is blocked from users until you manually unblock the camera.
From the User level slider, select a minimum user
NOTE: The highest user level is 1 and the lowest user level is 253.
All users with a user level lower than the one you select are blocked from viewing the video. Users that have a higher or equal user level can see that the camera is blocked by the dashes shown on the tile’s timeline.
To unblock the camera, right-click inside the tile and click
().NOTE: To unblock a certain part of playback video, you must select the section of the timeline and right-click from there.
To block or unblock cameras from the System Status task:
- Select Cameras from the Monitor list.
- Filter to the camera you want to block.
- Select the desired camera in the report pane.
- To block the camera, click Block.
- To unblock the camera, click Unblock.