How to configure Digital Sentry to record a zone during a Video Loss Alarm.


Recording of a zone needs to be triggered during an event where Video Loss is detected.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management


  • Digital Sentry
  • DSAdmin
  • ControlPoint


Video Loss Alarm needs to trigger recording of zone.


  1. Login to the DSAdmin Program.
  2. If you have created motion detection previously, please skip to step #3. If not, please visit this Article: What do the Integral Motion Detection settings mean in DSAdmin?
  3. Expand the Available Systems > VAU's > Zones.

  4. If you have created a zone previously, please move to step #5. If not, please visit this Article: Initial creation of motion sensitive zones for Digital Sentry.
  5. Select the Video Loss tab

    • This tab will allow you to create a recording event for the configured zone when video is lost in a selected camera('s).
      1. Select the camera('s) that you would like to have trigger the recording of the zone
      2. Click the Add button to add the camera to the group.
  6.  At this point be sure to save all of your configurations for the zone by selecting the Save button in the bottom right of the pane.
    • This information may take up to 15 minutes to be applied. 
  7. Restart the DigitalSentry Video Server Service in Administrator Tools > Services to ensure application of the newly configured settings.