How to configure Park Time Action to a Preset on Pelco HD cameras?

Issue

The Spectra HD doesn't boot up to a desired Home Position and/or doesn't go back to that position after desired dwell time.
Configure a home position / Power Up Position on the Esprit HD

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

  • Spectra HD 720P
  • Spectra HD1080P
  • Esprit HD

Cause

Home Position and Power Up were not configured on the HD camera

Resolution

I.  CREATE PRESETS

  1. Browse to the Spectra HD WebUI (User Interface) by entering its' IP Address into the Address bar of your Web Browser.
    note: This can be performed using Google Chrome (recommended), Internet Explorer versions 8 or 9, or Firefox.
     
  2. Click Settings at the top right corner.
     
  3. Enter valid user credentials and Login.
    note: Default credentials = user: admin | password: admin
     
  4. Mouse over the Imaging tab and click Presets.
     
  5. Point the camera to desire view for a Home Position.
     
  6. Name the Preset and click Save button.


II. CREATE PARK ACTION SOURCE

  1. Mouse over the Events tab and click Sources.
     
  2. Create a new Source and name it anything (i.e. "Park Position Source").
     
  3. Select Park Action for Type.
     
  4. Enter the desired Dwell Time (Dwell Time must be more than 30 seconds).
     
  5. Click Submit button.


III. CREATE PARK ACTION HANDLERS

  1. Mouse over the Events tab and click Handlers.
     
  2. Create a new Handler and name it anything (i.e. "Park Position Handler").
     
  3. Select Go To Preset as the Type.
     
  4. Select the Preset which was created in Section I step 4 above.
     
  5. Check the Source created in Section II above.
     
  6. Select the desired days of the week for this to execute.  *Note* Start and End Times are not required.
     
  7. Click Submit button.
     

IV. LINK HANDLER TO SOURCE

  1. Mouse over the Events tab and click Sources.
     
  2. Select the Source created from Section II.
     
  3. Check the Handler created from Section III.
     
  4. Click Submit button.


V. VERIFY CAMERA MOVES TO DESIRED PRESET

  1. Click Live icon on the upper right hand side to go to Live video.
     
  2. PTZ the camera to a random spot, then wait for the Dwell time set in Section II, step 3 above, at which time the camera should go to the desired preset.
    note: In some cases, the configured action may not function until after the Spectra HD has been rebooted., which can be performed using the Reboot Camera button found in the Spectra HD WebUI within Settings > System.