How to verify motion recording on a Digital Sentry system?

Issue

How to verify motion recording on a Digital Sentry system?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DSSRV
  • Digital Sentry
  • DS

Cause

Want to verify camera is recording motion.

Resolution

To verify that motion is recording:

  1. Open DS ControlPoint
  2. Connect to system and view live video of camera
  3. Verify that when motion passes camera view, that blue border is present
    Note: Video borders may be turned off, to enable right click on camera > select Manage OSD settings > check Video borders > hit OK to close


     
  4. To verify recorded video of camera go to Search
  5. Select camera and drag to view panel (Drag item here)
  6. Under the "Enter your search criteria" notice that the timeline will populate with various colors
  7. If blue is present camera is recording motion
  8. To playback the recorded video highlight a section of the timeline and hit next, video will start to play