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Motion Detection—You can choose to trigger based on motion in the entire screen or set up to three custom trigger areas. Each trigger area has its own sensitivity setting. In the photo below, I was only interested in vehicles passing through the camera field of view, so I created a custom area to exclude the tree branch which otherwise would also have triggered the camera. Note that creating the motion detection windows is done with an ActiveX control, so this feature is not available to those on a Mac using Safari.

Motion Detection
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Figure 12: Motion Detection setup

Event—This menu lets you configure what happens when changes of inputs 1 or 2 or motion detection occurs. For each trigger event, you have the option of email notification, FTP file upload, change output 1 or 2 or send an instant message. Each is a check box selection, so you can have any or all. You can also choose whether to attach video or snapshots to email. The FTP file upload uses the same attachment option.

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Figure 13: Event options

DDNS—You have the choice of DYNDNS, TZO, or 3322 as dynamic domain name service providers.

I/O Ports—here you configure trigger conditions for input ports (high/low/rising/falling) and output port default state (low/high) and output state (high/low/pulse/none). For manual control of the output state, you can set whether "on" maps to high or low.

RS485—This allows you to configure RS485 settings. We didn't have an RS485 TPZ base, so we couldn't check this.

Status—This menu provides a summary of settings, lets you set up syslog settings, view the log list, and view files stored on the built-in memory.

In addition to the built-in web management utility, the PVC2300 is supplied with a monitor application (Windows only - 98SE, ME, 2000, XP & Vista) that can monitor up to 16 cameras. The application has pre-built views for 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, or 16 cameras. For different layouts, you can simply drag the image for each camera to the screen location you want.

Monitor application
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Figure 14: PVC2300 monitor application showing the 13 camera view

The application also lets you specify where to save video files, create instant videos, take snapshots, and schedule recording times for each camera. For my tests, I chose to save the video to a mapped network drive on one of my NAS devices, and to limit video file storage to 300 MB.

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