Motion Display is a great way for users to see motion on their floor plan in real-time. Motion Display offers two ways to see live motion: Motion Detection and Motion Plotting.
With Motion Detection, the camera's field of view will pulse when motion is seen. This happens in real-time.
With Motion Plotting, a real-time heatmap of motion will show on the floor plan as it is detected by cameras. The heatmap shown on the floor plan is an approximate representation of where motion took place.
For this feature, Identify Rooms is recommended and Calibrate Cameras is required on at least 1 camera. Refer to the "Enabling Motion Display" section below for details.
For best results, it is recommended that any cameras used for motion plotting have their field of view pointing straight down towards the floor/ground as much as possible. An angle of at least 70 degrees from horizontal is recommended.
The following video shows an example of Motion Plotting:
Enabling Motion Display
- Navigate to Maps and select a Floor Plan
- Click the gear icon in the top right corner
- Click on Identify Rooms and add walls in the right place. Refer to this article for detailed instructions on this step. This step is recommended for Motion Plotting.
- Click Calibrate Cameras and select the camera you wish to calibrate. Note that a camera can only be calibrated if it has enough data. Refer to this article for a detailed explanation and instructions on this step. This step is required for Motion Plotting. Repeat this step for all the cameras you wish to calibrate.
- Click the gear icon in the top right corner. Under Motion Display, select Motion Detection or Motion Plotting to see live motion.