How to create a tour in DS ControlPoint?


How to create a tour in DS ControlPoint?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


DS ControlPoint


Would like to have cameras sequence through a single view.


Creating tours allows you to configure different groups of cameras and sequence through those tour groups. The system cycles through the tour items based on a defined dwell time.

To create a tour of cameras:

  1. In DS ControlPoint on the main Setup page, click Create New Tour to open the Edit Tour page. You can also right-click the Tours button on the navigation pane.

  2. The Edit Tour page allows you to configure an automated tour of cameras. On the Rename tab, type a name in the Tour Name text box, and then click Save.

  3. Click the Tours button in the navigation pane to list all previously created tours.

  4. Select the tour, and click the Add Tour Item icon. This opens the Add Tour Item tab.

  5. Type a name for the first tour item in the Tour Item Name text box. In the Dwell Time text box, type the amount of time (in seconds) that you want the tour item to be displayed.

  6. Select the Systems button of the navigation pane and expand the tree until you see the cameras and other sources that you want to include in the tour. Drag and drop the cameras or sources into the video panes on the Add Tour Item tab.
    Note: The default layout of a tour is 2x2, to change the layout of your tour click the Layout button.

  7. When the tour item is configured as desired, click the Save button.
  8. To add additional tour items, click Add Tour Item and repeat steps 4 through 7.

Run and Pause a Tour
To run a tour:

  1. Select the Tours section of the navigation pane.
  2. Right-click the tour name and select Run from the menu.

To pause and resume a tour:

  1. Click the Pause Tour icon.
  2. Click the Resume Tour icon. Alternatively, select the Tour tab, right-click the tour name, and select Run from the menu.