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For each camera, you can schedule continuous recording, motion detection recording or disable monitoring in one hour increments. In Figure 7, the camera is set to detect motion between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM 7 days/week.

Surveillance Station schedule for Camera 1

Figure 7: Surveillance Station schedule for Camera 1

The Surveillance Station provides a nice Event Monitor (Figure 8) that you can filter based on camera name, recording mode and time/date.  You can also select multiple events to delete, lock events to prevent deletion or export the video.  I wish there had also been a file size filter, though.

I discovered that changing sunlight/shadow patterns tripped the motion detector and resulted in numerous 6-7 second recordings.  I suspect that tweaking the motion detection sensitivity might have cured that problem.

Figure 8: Event monitor for Surveillance Station

To view the events for an entire day, the Surveillance Station provides an Event Timeline view (Figure 9).  In this view, you can see the recording activity of the camera displayed graphically on a 24 hour graph.  When you open this view, events start playing automatically in sequence.  You can, however, drag a slider on the time line to jump forward or backwards.

Surveillance Station Event Timeline view
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Figure 9: Surveillance Station Event Timeline view

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