How to make a PTZ camera move to a preset when an alarm is triggered on a Digital Sentry Series system?

Issue

How to make a PTZ camera move to a preset when an alarm is triggered on a Digital Sentry Series system?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry
  • DSSRV
  • DS NVS

Cause

Sending a PTZ camera to a preset location based on an alarm trigger requires configuration in DS Admin.

Resolution

  1. Open DSAdmin (Start > All Programs > Pelco > DS Admin)
     
  2. Expand the Available Systems > VAU's > Zones
     
  3. Right-click on the Zones folder and select Add Zone
     
  4. Enter a name for your new zone in Zone Name, make sure the zone is checked Active and then Save.
     
  5. The new zone you created should be listed under the Zones folder, click on the newly created zone.
     
  6. Click on the Cameras tab, select the PTZ camera you need to go to a preset and click the Add button.
     
  7. Select and highlight the camera in the Camera Assigned window, you should now see an option to select a Preset at the bottom of the window.
     
  8. Select the Preset desired and then click on the Digital Inputs tab, now select the Digital Input (alarm input) which will trigger the zone and click Save.
     
  9. Restart the DigitalSENTRY Video Server service in Administrator Tools > Services.