Events are incident notifications triggered by your alarms. A visualised output of your Counters can also be found here, see below for details.
Before you start
If U-Alarm is opened in your browser, you can see the following indications of a newly triggered Event:
A notification badge will be displayed on the Events button at the left-side panel: it shows you the number of new detections since you last activated it. Clicking on it will take you to the list of recorded detections.
A notification bar appears at the bottom centre of any page. The bar will not disappear until it is closed manually or the incident is investigated by clicking on the More link on it.
A Beeping sound is played (unless the browser tab is muted).
You can mute / unmute a browser tab by right-clicking on the tab and selecting the appropriate function.
New detection Events are recorded in the Events view.
Integrated third-party software
U-Alarm Events can be sent to a third-party software where user notifications are defined by the respective software's custom implementation. Please contact the software provider to learn more about third-party notifications.
Past or recently reported incidents can be managed in the Events view.
Click the Events menu on the left sidebar for this view.
Triggered Events are listed in reversed time order by default. This can be changed by clicking on the respective column's header. The Alarm which triggered the event can be recognised by its name.
Click on a row in the table to replay the incident. The replay starts from a few seconds before the Event's timestamp.
The playback availability is denoted by the Camera icon on right side of the Event's row. If the icon is missing, the playback of that Event is still loading.
- If a ROI is associated with an alarm, the ROI is displayed as a green polygon. Negative ROI are displayed as red polygons.
- Detections are displayed as orange rectangles.
- At the triggering moment, a Bell icon will appear in the top right corner of the player.
- The timestamp of the video is at the bottom left of the player (can be different from the one that comes from the camera) in the time zone of the device. The time zone can be modified in the Control Panel.
Note: If multiple cameras are linked to the triggering Alarm, there might be no activity in the record of some of these cameras. In this case, the Event was triggered by the activity of different cameras.
>toggles between pause and play
Flashbutton jumps to the triggering moment and pauses the player
|<button rewinds to a few seconds before the Event
>|button switches to live play
<<button jumps backward ten seconds
>>button jumps forward ten seconds
- The Eye button shows / hides annotations
- You can go to full screen play with the Rectangle button in the lower right corner of the player
You can filter what type of Events to display by clicking on the Filter events drop-down menu and ticking the respective checkbox. You can filter Events by:
- Detection type (Intrusion, Vehicle and Crowd Detection or any type)
- Alarms, set up by the user, as described in Alarms
- The time frame the detections were triggered within
- Starred or Unread status
Note: You can also identify an Event's detection type by its icon in the Event list.
You can select and mark specific or all displayed Events as Starred, toggle their Read/Unread status, or delete them.
Tick the checkboxes of the respective Events, or tick the checkbox at the top right corner of the Event list to select/unselect all currently displayed Events. You may change their status by clicking the three orange icons. Alternatively, to mark an Event as Starred or toggle their Read/Unread status, click the corresponding icon on the Event's row.
Counters are designed with third-party solutions in mind, however, their output can be accessed within U-Alarm as well, in the Events screen.
Before you start
- Click the Events/Counters button at the top right corner of the Events screen.
- Select the counter from the drop-down list on the upper left corner of the Events screen.
The square(s) show you the last, median and maximum number of detections that occurred in the last aggregation interval, of each object type associated with the Counter. They are a good way to read the Counter's data at a glance.
Counter chart and table
Consulting the line chart gives you a bird's eye view of the observed area's detection trends for the last 200 observations.
Below, a table view is also available, showing the following data in an object-by-object basis: last, median, average and maximum number of detections.
The aggregation frequency for the Counter determines the time interval between each counting. It is 5 seconds by default, and can be adjusted under the Alarms screen. This applies to all three views as well as to the downloadable .csv file.
Note: The last 200 detections will be shown at all times, regardless of the time interval set between them - which means the time covered by the Recent data, chart and table can range from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the interval set.
You can download the Counter's data is .csv format, by clicking the Download button in the top right of the chart. You can set a time interval here, for up to one day.
- I am not receiving any events from my Alarms.
- Check your Alarm settings and try changing the Sensitivity of the detector to Medium or High.
- I am receiving false detections from my Alarms.
- Check your Alarm settings and try lowering the Sensitivity of the detector. You may also draw Regions of Interest to exclude areas/only include certain ones to run the detections on.