Oncam Grandeye Evolution 360 (EVO-05 / EVO-12): Configure In-Camera motion detection


  • Can DigitalSentry be configured to record the EVO-05 / EVO-12 camera using camera based motion detection?
  • Configure motion detection to allow for event recording with VideoXpert Enterprise or VideoXpert Professional VMS platforms.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • Digital Sentry software 7.5.609 and above
  • Oncam Grandeye IP Camera
    • EVO-05 firmware 1.9.12 or greater
    • EVO-12 firmware 1.3.87 or greater
  • DS ControlPoint
  • VideoXpert VMS
    • VxEnt
    • VxPro


Required for motion based event recording with VMS systems.


Configure motion detection using the cameras web interface


  1. Access the EVO-05 / EVO-12 cameras web interface by entering the IP address of the camera in a web browser's address field (Firefox recommended).
  2. Login in with an administrator user account (default = User: admin Pass: admin)
  3. Click on REGIONS in the lower right hand corner.

  4. Select the REGION TYPE: Motion Detection radial button and display the motion configuration settings.

  5. By default the entire image will be selected as one full zone
  6. If you would like to configure an individual zone, select a Region number (1 to 8).
  7. Enter a Region Name.
  8. Click the Draw button, (the image shrinks slightly while you are drawing the zone).
  9. Left-click to set the initial point. Click several times around the area until defining a suitable polygon. Click the starting point again to complete the region. 

    Click Clear to restart drawing the polygon or cancel the current action.
  10. Click Save to store the region in the dropdown Region list. The motion detection appears in the image as a blue polygon outline.
  11. Repeat as necessary for up to 8 regions
  12. Improve Motion Detection efficiency by modifying the Sensitivity, Threshold, Persistence and Latency settings

    Sensitivity: Control the sensitivity of the camera to object movement. Where low-contrast objects are difficult to capture, increase the sensitivity to detect these objects. Setting the sensitivity lower requires more motion to activate an alarm.

           Note: High sensitivity values in noisy environments may cause false alarms

    Threshold: The amount of moving pixels required to raise a motion alarm are determined by the threshold setting. Motion alarms are caused by the cumulative moving pixels regardless of their distribution. Setting the threshold higher increases the motion’s time to activate an alarm.

          Note: Low motion threshold in noisy environments may cause increased false alarms

    Motion Persistence: The period when motion is detected in a frame prior to raising an alarm is the persistence. Raising a motion alarm immediately after the motion might lead to false alarms in noisy environments. Use the motion persistence setting to ensure the system raises an alarm only when persistent motion exists.

    Motion Latency: Motion latency defines how many frames in an alarm remains true after motion stops. A low latency allows a rapid succession of motion events to appear as multiple alarms. A higher setting will group rapid triggers into a single alarm event.



  • To delete a region, select the region in the Region dropdown list and click Delete. This also deletes any saved name and returns the specific region number to default settings.
  • Use the Alarm Settings to configure detected motion as an alarm trigger that activates an alarm action

            An Alarm Bell symbol flashes at the bottom of the window giving you a visual indication of the Custom Sensitivity setting. The alarm bell symbol displays when you enable the Alarm Trigger Motion Detection and displays when the Motion Detection event has triggered.

    Setup and test motion detection by setting the threshold above any natural motion that is occurring in the scene to eliminate false alarms. Set the threshold to a minimum and gradually raise the threshold until natural motion no longer triggers the alarm.