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AXIS Perimeter Defender (APD) Integration Instructions

Enable Analytics in OpenEye Web Services (OWS)

To enable Analytics for an individual camera, connect to a recorder, click Setup > Cameras and select the camera you want to configure from the Camera List. Click on the Analytics tab and check the box to Enable Analytics for the supported camera.

When this option is enabled, any supported analytic events received from this camera will be stored and sent to OpenEye Web Services. These events will then be made available in Event Search and macros.

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Installing AXIS Perimeter Defender

The integration requires the use of an AXIS IP camera capable of supporting AXIS Perimeter Defender.

Before continuing with creating a rule in OWS, install the AXIS Perimeter Defender software and follow the instructions to configure a compatible AXIS IP Cameras using the Perimeter Defender software.

Analytics Alerts in OWS

For cameras pre-configured to send analytic events, an alert can be sent based on specifically defined video events within a selected time period.

  1. Within the Alerts tab in the OWS Cloud Portal, select Alert Rules from the dropdown menu.

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  1. Click Add New Rule.

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  1. Select Analytics from the pop-up menu. 

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  1. Click Next.

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  1. Name the alert and give it a Description as desired.

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  1. Click Create.

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Defining an Alert Rule: Analytics 

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  1. Choose Video from Event Group and an Event Type from the dropdown list.
  2. Enter the Time of Day ranges that this rule should be active for.
  3. Check the boxes beneath the Days of the Week on which the rule should be active.
  4. Select the state of the intrusion area between Armed, Disarmed or both.
  5. Active Alert (Optional) - Check the Active Alert box to add the alert to the Active Alert Dashboard and tag it as an Active Alert in email notifications.
  6. Send To 3rd Party Integration (Optional) - Check the Send To boxes to send the alert to the associated 3rd party integration.
  7. Click Save.
Adding Cameras to an Alert Rule
  1. Click Cameras on the navigation sidebar.

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  1. Click Add Camera.

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  1. Click the Add button next to each device you'd like to be included in the Alert.

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  1. Click Select when finished.

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Adding Users to an Alert Rule

NOTE: Adding Users to a rule automatically grants them permission to view alerts for cameras and locations they have access to based on their User Group permissions.

  1. Click Users/Notifications on the left-hand menu.

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  1. Click Add User or Add Group.

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  1. Click + next to each User or Group to send emails and push notifications when the alert is triggered.

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  1. Click Add when finished.

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NOTE: To receive email, push or client alert notifications, the Email Alert, Push Alert or Client Alert box must be checked. Simply adding a user only gives them access to see this alert’s history. See Alert Notifications for details.

Deleting an Alert Rule or Updating, Disabling, Clearing All Active Alerts
  1. Click General Info on the navigation sidebar.

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  1. Edit the Name and Description as desired.

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  1. Click Disable Rule to turn the Alert Rule off without deleting it.
  2. Click Delete Rule to permanently remove the Alert Rule and delete all history associated with it.
  3. Click Clear All Active Alerts to permanently remove only the Active Alerts from the history associated with the Alert Rule.
  4. Click Save when finished.

NOTE: The Name given to an alert will appear as the subject line of email notifications sent by that alert.

Search Analytic Events in OWS

NOTE: AXIS Perimeter Defender events are searchable in OWS under the Analytics > Scenario event type.

To access the Cloud Web Client, click the Video tab > Video Player within the OWS Cloud Portal.

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NOTE: Connecting to the OWS Video Player via the CONNECT button will display a dynamic camera grid based on the number of cameras associated with the location. The selected location will also display in the search filter. Clear the filter to view all locations:

  • 10+ cameras = 4x4 grid
  • 5-9 cameras = 3x3 grid
  • 3-4 cameras = 2x2 grid
  • 1-2 cameras = 1x2 grid
  • 1 camera = 1x1 grid

In the OpenEye Web Services (OWS) Video Player, click Search Magnifying Glass Search button.png

NOTE: Any recorders or cameras currently in view in the Video Player will be automatically included in the Event Search Filters.

Analytics Search

Click on Analytics Event Search Analytics button.png to search Person Detected, Vehicle DetectedLine Crossed, Fog / SmokeCamera Tampering, Mask Detected, Queue, and Scenario events.

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  1. Select one or more of the Analytics Event Types: Person Detected, Vehicle Detected, Line Crossed, Fog / Smoke, Camera Tampering, Mask Detected, Queue, and Scenario.
  2. Select a Date / Time from the dropdown. If you select Custom Range, enter a Start Date / Time and End Date / Time in the fields, or click the calendar Event Search Calendar button.png and set Start and End Date / Time.
  3. From the Duration dropdown, select greater than > or less than <
  4. Enter numerical values for hr : min : sec or click the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the Duration. Duration arrows.png
  5. Select Cameras from the dropdown or click Search Cameras Search Cameras button.png to select from a list of cameras.

NOTE: If you don't see your camera on the list, enable Show All Cameras. Event Search Show All Cameras.png 

  1. Click Search to to display the list of Events that match the search criteria. Click Reset search filters to start over with a new search.

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