Recording is not just playback of past events on Surveillance Station. It’s intelligent. There are five modes of recording in which it’ll start by itself when something is triggered. Recording can also be run automatically by setting up a schedule. All your recordings can be “recycled” to make more space for new ones.
In Live View, you can click the record button located on control panel to start a recording session. You can manually stop the recording by clicking it. The recording will also stop when it reaches a limit on your storage space. Manual recording is agile as it’s completely controlled by you.
Continuous recording overruns any pre-set event trigger or system settings. The recording continues non-stop until it meets the end of its schedule session, or when the storage space is insufficient. If you are faced with mission-critical occasions, continuous recording is a great way to make sure that nothing will be missed.
Motion Detection is triggered when movement is detected. You can customize a detection area and adjust attributes like detection sensitivity, threshold, object size and trigger percentage to help you pin down the target more precisely. Even if your IP camera doesn’t support motion detection, you can still use this feature which is powered by Surveillance Station.
Alarm recording is similar to motion detection recording, as both are triggered by an event. It works when there’s electric current going into the IP camera. In practice, the electric current might come from a device attached to your front door, and when the door is opened, the device will signal the current to the camera, which in turn triggers recording.
This type of recording combines both alarm and motion detection recording, and is designed to reduce false alarms. Since alarm and motion detection use different ways to trigger recording, normally they will be deployed in different locations to cover any blind spot. The timing to which the recording is triggered is dependent on which mode detects action first.
Surveillance Station allows you to create a 24/7 recording schedule. You can also customize with different types of recording modes for different times of a week. For example, you can set motion detection from 6 to 12, and continuous recording all the way until the next morning. There’s also the Archive Rotation system to keep your space available for newer events.
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