Creating preset tours for Sony cameras - Security Center

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide

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To create PTZ patterns for Sony cameras that support the preset tour feature, you must create and configure a preset tour in the unit’s web page after the PTZ presets were defined in Security Center.


To create a preset tour for a Sony camera:

  1. Open the unit's web page.
  2. Click Setup.
  3. Enter username and password of the unit.
  4. Click Preset position > PresetTour.
  5. Set the Tour option to On.
  6. Set the Resume time on inactivity option to On, and type a value (in seconds).
    The Resume time on inactivity option is how much time it takes to resume a PTZ pattern after an operator has moved the PTZ camera. If the option is set to Off, the PTZ pattern must be restarted manually.
    Best Practice: Set the value to 120 seconds.
  7. Select the preset tour you want to configure (A, B, C, D, or E), and set the Tour to Off.
  8. Under Sequence in the drop-down list, select a previously defined preset you created in Security Center, and click Add.
  9. Add additional presets that you want to add to the sequence.

To change the order of the presets:

  1. Select the preset and click the Up or Down button.
  2. Select the Speed of the camera.
    The higher the value, the faster the camera moves. You can also select Fastest.
  3. Beside Stay time, enter the amount of time you would like the camera to stay a each preset position.
  4. (Optional) Select a preset tour, and preview the tour using the Preview and Stop buttons.
  5. Beside Effective period, select Always.
  6. Click OK.


You can now use the preset tour (sequence) as a PTZ pattern in Security Center.