Frank - I didn't mean specifically in this instance, but any VMS not capable of transcoding video. Its a trending issue right now where the access client isn't capable of displaying high res video.
Just to be sure, you know there is a feature in Digital Sentry that allows you to display a list of alarms and their associated video correct? As far as exporting video, I really thought this was a Continuum function (I'm on the pelco side). I thought it had to do with the media player in Continuum not playing the DS Native format. Continuum adds a ton of function to DS, thought this was one of them.
?Basically, you get an E-mail with a picture of what caused the alarm. Then the video associated with that alarm is in a nice list inside of DS. You click the alarm and you are watching video. Its also in the Continuum alarm list.
If you want, E-mail me your location Chris.Lobozzo@Schneider-Electric.com as well as the name of the Partner and I'll get someone in touch with you tomorrow to explain the features a bit better (I know we do not have the best documentation for some of the DS Features)
IPVMU Certified | 09/15/13 11:59pm
I know VideoIQ cameras have I/O terminals on them. They do not email clips, per se, but email a link that plays back a clip of video associated with an event that resides on the camera.
IPVMU Certified | 09/15/13 11:48pm
With respect to the question about a 5 MP camera in front of a door, that seems excessive as a standard definition camera can produce forensic quality video for that scene. We would not have a 5 MP in play for this scenario.
IPVMU Certified | 09/15/13 11:43pm
Thank you for your response. Is it possible to make the video clip and have it parked on a dedicated drive somewhere on the network versus having it emailed? This would be sufficient in that investigators could simply go to that location to investigate the alarms and cause.
I do not have a current list, but I know I have seen Genetec Omnicast, DVTel Latitude.
I use the word Export because DS would have to change the format from its native to something a cellphone could display prior to sending the E-mail.
I would also be curious, if there is a door propped open for a weekend in front of a 5 megapixel camera how an E-mail server / Cellphone would feel about receiving such a large file.??
I would guess (not sure if anyone does things like this) the proper way to do it would be to include a link to a webserver / Cellphone app that would then stream the video from the server. I would then be able to attach alarm information to that page / app as well...
I asked a question, Chris. My question isn't true?
Chris, what other VMSes does Continuum integrate with? Do you have a current list?
Btw, the 'export' part is misleading. All the VMS needs to do is send an email with a video clip correct? It's not exporting to a CD or something, right? Lots of VMSes can trigger emails with video clips based on an event.
John - That simply isn't true. The integration between Continuum and DS is fantastic.
DS simply doesn't have a feature that allows for video export on alarm over E-mail.
Wait, so Schneider Electric's Andover Continuum access control line does not integrate with Schneider Electric's Digital Sentry recorders? :)
Here's Andover Continuum's third party support list, which has various integrations with chillers, pumps and elevators but no recorders that I can find.
Brian, can you look into this?
I am not familiar with Continuum access control but if the system can send serial commands on an event then you could integrate it into any VMS system that accepts serial commands. I know Exacq could do this and i almost sure Genetec can however I have never done it with Genetec.