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«Counting objects in an area» analytics type

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The «Counting objects in an area» analytics type is designed for detecting and counting objects (people) within a specified area configured during the setup of this analytics type.

The «Counting objects in an area» analytics type has the following possible analytics event:

  • Counting objects in an area: detection and counting of objects (people) within the detection zone

Step 1 «Name and type»

Step 1 «Name and type»

  • Enter the name of the analytics case

  • Select the «Counting objects in an area» analytics type

  • Click «Next» to proceed to Step 2

Step 2 «Events and reactions»

Step 2 «Events and reactions»

Selecting an event, reaction, as well as setting the reaction are required fields.

  • Select an event:

    • Counting objects in an area

  • Choose a reaction for the selected event:

    • Open the camera

    • Closing dry contact

    • Opening dry contact

    • Telegram message

    • Show camera in Sidebar

    • Sound notification

    • No reaction

  • Set up the reaction to an event by choosing from an existing list of configured reactions or adding a new one and customizing it (see «Adding a new reaction to an event» for details)

  • To view the selected responses, click «View selected». A list of reactions will be displayed. Click on the desired entry to edit the reaction settings

  • If necessary, add the same or a different reaction for the same or a different event. The counter next to the reaction name indicates how many times that reaction has been used

  • Click «Next» to proceed to Step 3

Step 3 «Camera selection»

  • Click on «Add cameras». As a result, the camera selection form will appear

  • Select the cameras from the list and click «Confirm»

Step 3 «Camera selection»

If, as part of your contract with the operator, the contract for the selected camera has expired, a message indicating that the camera is blocked will be displayed.

Camera is blocked

Next, for each camera, you need to configure one or more areas where counting objects will be performed. The maximum number of areas is 6.

To add an area:

  • Click on the camera name to select it

  • On the camera image, click the left mouse button to draw the lines of the area. The lines of the area should not intersect. Connect the last and first points to create the recognition area. The area will turn green when this is done

  • For each created area, a row is added below the image, which includes: the name of the area, a rename button, and a delete button. Select the area by clicking on the corresponding row. If necessary, specify a name for each area

  • To delete an area, click on the respective row and press the delete button

Step 3 «Camera selection». Area configuration

  • Repeat the process for each camera

  • Click «Next» to proceed to Step 4

Step 4 «Analytics configuration»

At this step, you should specify settings for each camera. Click on the camera name to display the settings:

Step 4 «Analytics сonfiguration»

  • Enable the option «Use as a template for all cameras» to apply the settings of the current camera to all selected cameras

  • Specify the minimum number of objects (people) that will trigger the reaction

  • If necessary, edit the list of reactions. You can add new reactions or remove previously added ones

  • Click «Save»

If multiple cameras were specified in the case, and some of them were not added due to an error during case creation, an error message will be displayed. The case creation will proceed, and the case in the list will be marked with an icon indicating the camera addition error. This label will be displayed until the case is updated next.

Error mark for camera addition

If all the specified cameras were not added during case creation due to an error, an error message will be displayed. In this case, the case creation will not proceed.

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