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General Event Settings


Open the General Event Settings dialog to perform all event control settings such as camera activity, dead times, delays and storage settings.

Note: Click on the More button to display all options of the dialog.

Description of Parameters

Option Parameters

When you deactivate arming permanently or temporarily, events will continue to be recognized (and highlighted in the image symbols) but they will not be processed any further. Consequently, the images are not stored, the event counter is not incremented and neither actions nor messages are performed.

Enable The camera is armed permanently.
Off The camera is not armed: No image storage, actions or messages.
Time-controlled The camera is armed only during the specified times.
SI closed (low) The camera is armed only when the signal input is closed (e.g. by a key switch).
SI open (high) The camera is armed only when the signal output is open.

In order to arm the camera in a time-controlled manner, at least one period of time needs to be defined.

  • Day information (e.g. daily, Mon-Fri, Mon, Tue, etc.)
  • Start time in hours and minutes
  • End time in hours and minutes


When defining the end time, note that the camera remains armed for the duration of the entire minute defined.

The period of time currently valid is displayed with a blue background.

Number of time periods according to camera model:

  • Basic: one time period
  • IT: six time periods
  • Secure: twelve time periods
Stop Actions (SP): You can set up the camera to stop all actions if a certain event occurs. Once this happens, no more images are stored and neither actions nor messages are performed. Use this option if you would like freeze the stored images or image sequences and to prevent them from being overwritten.
  • Activate the Stop Actions.
  • Select the event upon which you would like to stop all actions.
    Note: This event must have been activated in the Event Settings dialog.
  • Set the delay between the occurrence of the event and stopping all actions.
  • By clicking on the Restart Actions soft button, you can restart the actions again. (For additional information on soft buttons, see the Defining Soft Buttons online help topic.)
Event Dead Time

The event dead time defines a period of time (0 .. 3600 s) after an event during which no new events are recognized.

By defining an event dead time you can avoid, for example, that a complex action (person walks through the active image area) triggers multiple events.

Note: During an event dead time no images are stored, the event counter is not incremented and neither actions nor messages are performed.
Action Delay

Action delay defines a period of time (0 .. 3600 s) between the occurrence of an event and an action (image storage, action, message).

For example, you want to monitor a door. In order for the person to be visible when the door is completely open, you can set a short delay.

Note: During action delay, no images are stored and neither actions nor messages are performed.
Ring Buffer

The camera is equipped with an internal image storage the size of which varies between camera models. For information on the exact size of your camera's internal image storage, refer to the Event Storage dialog.

When the ring buffer is activated, the camera overwrites the oldest stored image once the storage capacity of the internal storage has been reached.

Note: When you store images on a file server, the internal image storage is used as a buffer and, thus, is activated automatically.
Event Story

The factory default setting of the camera is to save event stories which can consist of a maximum number (depending on the camera model) of pre- and post-alarm images for every event:

Model Pre-alarm images Post-alarm images
Basic 3 3
IT 10 10
Secure 50 50

However, you may not want to store an event story for every type of event. In this case, select only those events from the list that are supposed to trigger an event story. An event story is now saved only when one of the selected events occurs.

Note: The event image of a detected event is always stored.

In order to cover a longer period of time (up to 10 minutes) with the event story, you need to define a Time interval between the individual images.

Store the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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