How to setup Motion Detection on the DX8100 Series HVR.

Issue

How to setup Motion Detection on the DX8100 Series HVR.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX8100 Series HVR
  • Motion Detection
  • Analog or IP cameras

Cause

To record a camera when motion sensed, the area for motion detection and motion schedule need to be configured.

Resolution

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog opens to the Camera page.

  2. To set up the motion grid, do the following:

    a. Select the motion zone (1-5) from the drop-down box.

    b. Click the Hide/Show button to either hide or display the motion grid.

    c. Move the Number of Blocks slider to change the grid size of the motion overlay.

  3. Define the area for motion detection as follows:

    a. Click Clear All to remove the currently defined motion detection area.

    b. Click Select All to enable motion detection for the entire viewable area.

    c. Hold down the left mouse button and drag to select areas.

    d. Hold down the right mouse button and drag to deselect areas.

  4. In the Motion Detection section, move the Sensitivity slider to adjust motion sensitivity. Moving the slider to the left decreases the sensitivity; moving the slider to the right increases the sensitivity. The motion sensitivity window provides a visual indicator that helps you set the sensitivity to the correct level, so that erroneous motion events caused by wind or other disturbances are avoided.

    Figure 1 shows the position of the red sensitivity indicator at a low sensitivity setting. In this case, a large motion level is needed to cause the green motion indicator to exceed the red sensitivity indicator.


    Figure 1. Low Sensitivity Level

    • Figure 2 shows the position of the red sensitivity indicator at a high sensitivity setting. In this case, a low motion level will cause the green motion indicator to surpass the red sensitivity indicator.

    Figure 2. High Sensitivity Level

    • Figure 3 shows the position of the red sensitivity indicator at a medium 50% sensitivity setting (default). In this case, a motion event is large enough to cause the green motion indicator to surpassed the red sensitivity indicator.


    Figure 3. Adequate Sensitivity Level

  5.  Click Apply.

Note: The DX8100 does support IP camera motion.

Refer to article "Configure record settings for all cameras on the DX8100 Series Hybrid Video Recorder " for instruction on how-to configure the motion schedule recording.