A new potential of IP CCTV cameras from ACTi - Event Handler.
Traditional CCTV cameras are passive devices - they can "see" but cannot act. ACTi Event Handler transforms set of ACTi IP cameras into active partner of the security system. Event Handler is a software package that is built into the firmware of ACM camera series. Some functions of the package are very innovative - not available in any other similar devices! What's important, the users of existing ACTi cameras of the series can download and install the new software for free.
What is in fact the Event Handler?
The Event Handler is an interface
, observing the rules
easily programmed by the user.
When something happens at the camera point: someone passes by, a door opens, a fire breaks out, or there is a change in lighting - these are the events
). For each event, the user may assign any rule
that can change operating parameters of the video surveillance system, providing the desired response
. As an example, motion in the area of detection may increase the camera resolution and frame rate. Or the switching into night mode can trigger uploading of pictures to an ftp server and increase of contrast level.
An interesting solution is the ability to control parameters of another camera. For example, an event activating alarm input of camera 1 may cause that camera 2 (PTZ) will change the monitored area, going to the previously programmed position.
The new firmware for ACTi cameras is available HERE
Below there are shown available operation combinations of the Event Handler.