Why would someone what this feature? What happens if your tracking someone and you want the video to record?
IPVMU Certified | 08/13/15 04:26pm
Do you mean a PTZ that does not record as it goes about its pre-programed tour UNLESS it sees motion within the scene? If that was possible I would buy that camera in a second. I would also assume once you took it off pattern/tour and took control of the camera it would automatically start to record? Seems you would need all new algorithms or a super computer to do this though.
There is one I remember that ignored VMD when moving between presets, but I can't remember who it is. I'll find it.
If you took manual control, motion events resumed.
This is ancient NetDvr (ONSSI). I assume they kept in it Occularis, but don't know.
Bosch cameras also ignore motion while the camera is moving. Once at a preset position motion detection (if enabled) reactivates.
So if you set a zone of detection in one area and you pan the camera to another scene and dwell on it because something is interesting; does the detection zone you set for the first scene adjust for the random place you stopped and viewed?
Also, i have used motion detection pretty successfully by implementing a home view or preset to return to a specific position. Used to be that you could equip cameras with potentiometer which could do this very precisely (including zoom) by knowing at all times exactly where in space your camera was pointing. Not sure if such options are still needed or even offered however.
By the way, the "video patrol tour" is a good way to check on your operator's vigilance level (where the video is acually supposed to be monitored)... but it should be done manually with specific goals and ojects in the scene that needed to be focused on. Then the supervisor could check the recordings the next day to determine if his/her folks are doing their jobs.
From my experience on Avigilon VMS with Avigilon PTZs, the auto tours suspend motion detection during PTZ movement. However, manually moving the PTZ records all motion.