As an end-user of a medium to large camera system (approx 900 camera streams), I have been attempting to find ways to display video on a blank screen based on exceptions. My preference is that the screen would be blank when no exceptions occur, and would use a 3 x 3 matrix. When the first exception occured, it would go to position 1. When the next exception occured it would go to position 1, forcing the first exception to position two and so on. After a set period of time (say 2 minutes), the camera images would expire from the matrix.
I currently have a Milestone Corporate 2013 R2 install with Smart Wall, and have been unable to find a way to do this properly with their software. I can't get the cameras to expire. I have worked with an integrator and have contacted Milestone tech support several times on this issue. There doesn't seem to be a way to accomplish this using their rules and Smart Wall. Milestone Matrix seems to accomplish part of what I am after but is not very flexible.
There are several execptions that I have in mind but to start with I want to simply pop-up video on motion in a highly secure areas.
My questions are: What have others done on Milestone and other VMS with respect to Pop-Up Video or Blank Screen Monitoring? How are you using pro-active approaches to video surveillance to provide your organization or customers with the ability to view an incident as it is occuring?