Setting up Cross Line Detection on UNV Cameras

Aug 15

How to setup Hik-Connect
Hik-Connect is a new platform from Hikvision designed to make setting up remote access quicker and easier than using a DDNS or static IP. With this setup guide, you will no longer need any port forwarding. It’s as easy as registering your customer an account, then scanning the QR code on the recorder.

Before you start you’ll need your customer’s email address or mobile number, you’ll need access to their chosen email or phone to receive a verification code, and you’ll need access to the NVR or DVR.

Setting up the recorder
1. First, gain access to the DVR/NVR
2. Right click and navigate to Menu>Configuration>Network>Platform Access, and tick the Enable box
3. You’ll now be asked to read and accept the terms and conditions
4. When prompted, set a Verification code.  This can be any alpha-numeric code between 6 and 12 characters
5. The Status will now show Online.  If not, please see troubleshooting at the end of this guide.

Setting up the Hik-connect app
6. From yours or the customers phone, download the Hik-Connect App from the App store or Google Play
7. Once installed, open the app and you’ll be presented with the login screen, tap on Register
8. Follow the on screen instructions to setup a Hik-connect account. You will need to verify the account by using a valid email address or phone number

10. You have now registered the Hik-Connect account. Make a note of the username and password. These login details will need to re-enter if their phone is reset, the app is reinstalled, or they want to use Hik-connect on another device.

Adding the recorder to Hik-connect
11. You’ll now be taken into the app and prompted to add a device. Click the + symbol to add a device and the phones camera will open.
12. Now on the recorder navigate to the Platform Access page, right click and go to Menu>Configuration>Network>Platform Access.
13. Scan the QR code with the phones camera.
14. If prompted, enter the verification code you created and skip the port settings
15. The cameras connected to the recorder will now be visible on the mobile Hik-Connect app.  Select the camera you want to view and click Start Live View

 

Troubleshooting

I haven’t received a verification code: Please check your spam folders and email filters. If the problem persists consider registering with a different email or mobile number.

Hik-Connect status is offline: Ensure the enable box is ticked on the ‘Platform Access’ page and that your unit has a working connection to the internet.  Check the network settings are correct for the network you are connected to.

I get a message saying the device is already registered: Devices can only be added to a single account. To view the device on multiple phones or tablets, you just need to install Hik-Connect app, and then log in with the details of the Hik-Connect account the device is registered to.

I don’t have an option for platform access: Please contact your supplier/installer with your device’s serial number and current firmware version as the unit may need a firmware update. This information can be found in the ‘Maintenance’ menu.

Jun 18

SYSTEM X

The brand new System X range consists of premium mounting solutions for video walls, digital signage and menu boards and is also ideal for the broadcast and video conferencing markets. The mounting system is lightweight yet incredibly strong and has a high-end aesthetic quality which gives a premium finish without sacrificing any of the reliability that the product is renowned for. Designed for multi-screen installations, the range is universally compatible with all video wall screens and is available in an almost endless variety of configurations – either as a ready made kit for convenience or in modular component form for more specialist custom requirements. The range is also compatible with the System 2 collar and pole system and when used together creates one of the most versatile and comprehensive ranges available on the market today.

This range of bracketry has a premium finish giving a contemporary, high-end aesthetic quality.  The 8 point tool-less micro-adjustment system allows for seamless screen alignment.  Cable management on the bracketry hides any untidy cabling and adds to the stylish finish.  The included screen spacer is designed to eliminate calculations and guess work when installing the horizontal rails.

 

BT8370-2×2 Universal 2×2 Configuration – Universal Video Wall Stand

􀂄 Universal design for all video wall screens from 46” (117cm) up to 60” (152cm) / 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 200 x 200mm up to 600 x 400mm
􀂄 Dimensions: W: 2005mm D: 950mm H: 1898mm up to 2094mm
􀂄 Tool-less micro-adjustments at 8 points for seamless display alignment
􀂄 Integrated cable management
􀂄 Adjustable leveling feet
􀂄 Collar compatible accessories such as shelves can be fitted directly to the extrusion
􀂄 Includes re-usable screen position spacer to aid installation
􀂄 Safety screws to help prevent unauthorised removal of the screen
􀂄 Vertical columns available in Black or Silver
􀂄 Horizontal rails available in Silver
􀂄 Base and interface arms available in Black

 

BT8370-3×3 Universal 3×3 Configuration – Universal Video Wall Stand

􀂄 Universal design for all video wall screens from 46” (117cm) up to 60” (152cm) / 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Available in 2 separate kits dependent on screen size: one for screens from 46” to 55” and a wider version for 60” screens
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 200 x 200mm up to 600 x 400mm
􀂄 Dimensions: W: 3005mm D: 950mm H: 2498mm up to 2699mm
􀂄 Tool-less micro-adjustments at 8 points for seamless display alignment
􀂄 Integrated cable management
􀂄 Adjustable leveling feet
􀂄 Collar compatible accessories such as shelves can be fitted directly to the extrusion
􀂄 Includes re-usable screen position spacer to aid installation
􀂄 Safety screws to help prevent unauthorised removal of the screen
􀂄 Vertical columns available in Black or Silver
􀂄 Horizontal rails available in Silver
􀂄 Base and interface arms available in Black

 

BT8371-2×2 Universal 2×2 Configuration – Universal Mobile Video Wall Stand

􀂄 Universal design for all video wall screens from 46” (117cm) up to 60” (152cm) / 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 200 x 200mm up to 600 x 400mm
􀂄 Dimensions: W: 2005mm D: 950mm H: 1993mm up to 2189mm
􀂄 Tool-less micro-adjustments at 8 points for seamless display alignment
􀂄 Integrated cable management
􀂄 Includes non-marking 4” locking/braked castors and alternative leveling feet
􀂄 Collar compatible accessories such as shelves can be fitted directly to the extrusion
􀂄 Includes re-usable screen position spacer to aid installation
􀂄 Safety screws to help prevent unauthorised removal of the screen
􀂄 Vertical columns available in Black or Silver
􀂄 Horizontal rails available in Silver
􀂄 Base and interface arms available in Black

 

BT8371-3×3 Universal 3×3 Configuration – Universal Mobile Video Wall Stand

􀂄 Universal design for all video wall screens from 46” (117cm) up to 60” (152cm) / 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Available in 2 separate kits dependent on screen size: one for screens from 46” to 55” and a wider version for 60” screens
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 200 x 200mm up to 600 x 400mm
􀂄 Dimensions: W: 3005mm D: 950mm H: 2593mm up to 2794mm
􀂄 Tool-less micro-adjustments at 8 points for seamless display alignment
􀂄 Integrated cable management
􀂄 Includes non-marking 4” locking/braked castors and alternative leveling feet
􀂄 Collar compatible accessories such as shelves can be fitted directly to the extrusion
􀂄 Includes re-usable screen position spacer to aid installation
􀂄 Safety screws to help prevent unauthorised removal of the screen
􀂄 Vertical columns available in Black or Silver
􀂄 Horizontal rails available in Silver
􀂄 Base and interface arms available in Black

 

BT8330 – Universal Menu Board Mounting System

The BT8330 is a modular mounting system designed for menu board installations of any length. As part of the new System X Range, the BT8330 can be used in thousands of different configurations and must be ordered according to your requirements. This process is made easy using B-Tech’s online configuration tool – simply enter a few details (such as number of screens  and their size) and the configurator will select all of the components needed and create a single part code with which to place your order.

􀂄 Modular menu board mounting system designed for all sized screens up to 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 75 x 75mm up to 800 x 400mm
􀂄 Can be used in a variety of configurations
􀂄 Suitable for landscape or portrait mounting
􀂄 Multiple rail lengths available (rails can also be joined)
􀂄 Choice of 5 different interface arms:• VESA 200* fixed • VESA 200* tilt • VESA 400* fixed • VESA 400* tilt • VESA 400* with micro-adjustment
􀂄 All arms feature leveling screws to adjust the screen height
􀂄 Tilt arms feature up to +20° tilt
􀂄 Micro-adjustment arms allow screen depth to be adjusted at each corner
􀂄 Compatible with System 2 collars for pole mounted installs
􀂄 Safety screws help prevent unauthorised removal of screens

 

BT8340 – Universal Multi-Rail Mounting System

The BT8340 is a modular mounting system designed for video walls and multiple row menu board installations of any length. As part of the new System X Range, the BT8340 can be used in thousands of different configurations and must be ordered according to your requirements. This process is made easy using B-Tech’s online configuration tool – simply enter a few details (such as number of screens and their size) and the configurator will select all of the components needed and create a single part code with which to place your order.

􀂄 Modular mounting system designed for all sized screens up to 50kg (per screen)
􀂄 Fits screens with VESA® and non VESA fixings from 75 x 75mm up to 800 x 400mm
􀂄 Can be used in a variety of configurations
􀂄 Suitable for landscape or portrait mounting
􀂄 Multiple rail lengths available (rails can also be joined)
􀂄 Choice of 5 different interface arms: • VESA 200* fixed • VESA 200* tilt • VESA 400* fixed • VESA 400* tilt • VESA 400* with micro-adjustment
􀂄 All arms feature levelling screws to adjust the screen height
􀂄 Micro-adjustment arms allow screen depth to be adjusted at each corner
􀂄 Tilt arms feature up to +20° tilt
􀂄 Compatible with System 2 collars for pole mounted installs
􀂄 Safety screws help prevent unauthorised removal of screens

 

May 09

OCULi Wireless PIR Camera

OCULi is a product range of battery powered wireless, PIR motion sensors which have integrated colour/monochrome cameras and infrared illuminators. These products provide rapid video verification of alarm events using the mobile phone 3G network. A dedicated cloud server and web portal provides a full monitoring system as well as an easy way to set up and control the detectors. Alarms and alerts are sent to the OCULi mobile phone app as Push Notification as an alternative means of monitoring.

OCULi System Overview

OCULi uses the mobile phone 3G network and can be sited anywhere there is a network signal available. Simply sign up to SIM usage on a rolling monthly contract and you are ready to go. (SIM price includes the use of the cloud server). Images are streamed over 3G giving exceptional speed and quality of delivery. Connection time to the network using our roaming SIM is fast and non network specific so the strongest signal will always be used. All video & data is stored on the SD card and cloud server until it is deleted by the user.

Superior VGA 640×480 colour video starts filming in just a few milliseconds after detection ensuring that events are not missed. Unrivalled monochrome night-time clarity is achieved using powerful IR LED lighting.

PIR detection range is 15 metres x 90° using a Quad Pyro Sensor and falls well within the camera’s field of view of 135° to ensure detected movements remain in view. Bluetooth® facilitates easy set up using the mobile phone app to determine signal strength, camera view and PIR detection coverage. Sensitivity, pulse counting and AND gating are all configurable using the App or web portal.

Each OCULi detector is programmable to automatically set and un-set up to 3 times per day on a 7 day timer.

On site Arm/Dis-Arm can over-ride the automatic schedule by using the OCULi phone App.

Quad pyro technology minimises false alarms and ensures superior detection performance. OCULi is fully tamper protected with IR anti-masking, 3 axis inertia sensing and enclosure tampers.

TimeLine video® feature ensures that the product is working correctly and provides an extra level of surveillance.

 

PRODUCT IMAGES

 

 

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

BASIC INFORMATION
Power requirements 2 x Lithium ER34615M cells (not supplied)
External input voltage 12 volts DC
Mobile data 3G network to dedicated cloud server
Local wireless network Long Range Bluetooth®
Battery life (estimated) 1 year + (dependent on usage)
Micro SD card specification 8gb (supplied)
SIM card specification Micro SIM
Weight 850g
Operating temperature range -20°C to +60°C
Mounting height 2.5 – 4 metres
Weather rating IP66
Warranty 2 years
DETECTOR INFORMATION
Motion detector type Passive infrared
Sensor type Quad Pyro
Lens type Fresnal
Detection range 15 metres x 90° (see diagram)
CAMERA INFORMATION
Camera sensitivity 6 volts per lux per second
Camera resolution 640×480 VGA
Colour/Monochrome
Camera lens Wide angle 135°
Video sequence 2 frames per second over 7 seconds (configurable)
LIGHTING INFORMATION
IR LED IR Frequency 850nm
IR Power 1 amp
IR Distance 15 metres
TRANSMITTED EVENT MESSAGES
Alarm output
Shock sensor
Tamper output
Anti-masking output
3 Axis orientation sensor
LOW battery
Signal strength
TimeLine Video®
Heart beat

 

 

 

DETECTION PATTERNS

 

Mar 29

Materials needed:  CAT5/5e/6 Cable, RJ45 Plugs, Crimping Tool for RJ45 Plugs

To make a Patch Cable using CAT5/5e/6 first, using the cable stripper on the crimp tool, strip about 25mm of the outer jacket to reveal the 4 twisted pairs being careful not to damage the twisted pairs.  A Stanley knife can also be used if the crimp tool does not have a cable stripper.  Arrange the four twisted pairs as follows from left to right:  Orange White, Orange, Green White, Blue, Blue White, Green, Brown White, Brown.  Straighten the pairs as much as possible whilst keeping them arranged correctly.  Once the pairs are straightened, trim them down to about 10mm, or enough to allow the RJ45 Wedge grip the Cable Jacket when crimped, and insert into your RJ45 Plug with Orange White being in Pin Terminal One and Orange being in Pin Terminal Two and so on, making sure each of the pairs go into the correct Pin Terminal.  You can now use you crimp tool to crimp the RJ45 Plugs pins into the pairs and the RJ45 Plug wedge onto the jacket of the Cable.

RJ45 pins and pair arrangement shown below

Mar 28

Materials Needed: RG59 Coaxial Cable, BNC Plugs, Coaxial Cable Stripping Tool, BNC Crimp Tool.

 

To make up a BNC cable first, using your cable stripping tool, strip about 20mm of the black outer cover from the cable exposing the copper braid, inner insulation and centre conductor.  Next place the BNC Ferrule onto the cable.  Then fold the copper braid backwards onto the black outer cover to reveal the white insulating material.  About 4mm of the white insulating material should now be removed and the centre pin of the BNC placed onto the centre conductor.  Using your BNC crimping tool, crimp the centre pin onto the centre conductor.  Now the BNC plug can be placed onto the cable, allowing the centre pin to be inserted through the BNC plug.  You should hear a click once the centre pin is inserted properly, be a snug fit and the BNC plug should hold the white insulating material.  You can now fold the copper braid over the BNC, place the ferrule over the copper braid and crimp using your crimp tool.  If any copper braid is still showing, it can be trimmed away with an appropriate tool.

 

The below image will show you how to attach a crimp-on BNC Connector to a RG59 Coaxial Cable.

Mar 27

RJ45 Wiring for CAT5/5e/6

Cabling transmits information, and to get that information to where it needs to go the correct connections must be make to an RJ45 connector.  The cable run needs to terminate into a connector, and that connector needs a jack to plug into.  The Registered Jack 45 (RJ45) is a standard type of physical connector for networking cables used widely in networking.  Modern Ethernet cables feature a small plastic plug on each end of the cable.  That plug is inserted into the RJ45 jacks of Ethernet devices. 

RJ45 plugs feature eight (8) pins to which the copper cores of a cable interface electrically.  Each plug has eight locations (positions), spaced about 1mm apart.  Individual wires are inserted using special cable crimping tools.

Wiring for a RJ45 plug is shown below.

 
 

Wiring for RJ45 Jack Sockets

The RJ45 port is the network port on a computer.  This socket has many names.  It is also known as the Ethernet port, the network adapter, the network jack or the RJ45 jack.  A “port” is another name for a socket on a computer, as is “jack.” The RJ45 port is wired directly onto the network adapter inside the computer, and so is the cable interface to that device.  In this instance you will be wiring an RJ45 Wall Socket.  To wire your cable into the socket use an IDC insertion tool to insert each wire core into it’s corresponding terminal.

Wiring for RJ45 Jack Sockets is shown below.

 

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