Motion detection is a useful feature in modern video surveillance. Not all security systems have this feature enabled. However, you can easily enable them by following a few easy steps to protect your business.

This blog guides you through the steps of enabling motion detection for your security system in a few easy steps.

What is NVR and How Does It Work?

NVR, or Network Video Recorder, is another type of video surveillance system you may encounter when searching for security solutions cameras for your business. NVR is a specialized appliance that records and stores video footage from network cameras at its core.

Unlike traditional DVR (Digital Video Recorders) that require a physical cable linking the camera directly to the back of the recorder, NVRs record IP cameras on the network.

The components of NVR typically include a processor, memory, storage devices, and network interfaces. The processor and memory handle the processing and storage of video footage, while the network interfaces allow the NVR to connect to cameras and other network devices.

How Does A Motion Detection Sensor Work?

Motion sensors should be placed where they can monitor the desired space. Common placement areas include main points of entry, hallways, and rooms with valuable items. The coverage area of a motion sensor depends on its range and detection angle. Usually, motion detection sensors have a limited range from 50 to 80 feet.

  • Motion detection sensors work by detecting changes in the environment, such as movement or heat in the room they are placed in.
  • A motion sensor detects movement in a specific area using optical, infrared or microwave sensors.
  • It sends a signal to the home security control panel. The control panel then activates the appropriate response, such as triggering an alarm or sending a notification to the homeowner.

Motion detection sensors often have adjustable sensitivity settings to accommodate different environments and minimize false alarms. This allows users to customize the sensor’s response to movement, ensuring it detects actual threats while ignoring normal activities like pets or small movements.

How to set up Motion detection in Hikvision’s NVR

Step 1: Log in to the CCTV System

First, use your computer’s browser to log in to the CCTV system using the provided unique domain name, user ID, and password. If you need to remember the password, refer to a relevant article for assistance. Once logged in, navigate to the “Configuration” section and select “Schedule Settings” followed by “Edit”.
“Configuration” -> “Schedule Settings” -> “Edit”

Step 2: Configure Schedule Settings

In the “Edit” menu, locate the “record type” option and change it to “motion detection”. Then, at the bottom of the page, choose the specific days you want to enable the motion detection function. Once you’ve selected, click “Copy” and remember to click “OK” to save the changes.

Step 3: Verify the Motion Detection Schedule

After clicking “OK” in the previous step, you should notice that the color of the schedule changes to green, indicating that the motion detection schedule is now active.

Step 4: Set up Motion Detection

Navigate to the “Motion Detection” section. Ensure that the “Enable Motion Detection” option is checked. To define the area where you want motion detection to occur, click “Start Drawing” and select the desired region. Setting the sensitivity to a lower range is recommended to avoid excessive email alerts. Once you’ve finished the settings, click “Save” to apply them.

Step 5: Configure Linkage Method and Trigger Channel

Select the “Linkage Method” and choose “Send email” as the preferred method. Additionally, click on the appropriate trigger channel depending on the camera number. For example, if your camera is the first one, choose “D1”; for the second camera, select “D2”, and so on.

Step 6: Set Email Alert Settings

Configure the email alert settings by specifying the email service you will use. Gmail is recommended but register a new email box specifically for the email alert function.

Step 7: Test the Camera

After completing the motion detection, testing your camera and ensuring everything functions correctly is essential. Check if the camera detects motion as expected and triggers the desired actions, such as sending email alerts. You should seek further assistance if you need help with difficulties or issues despite following the instructions.

Motion Detection Setup

Advantages of motion detection

Some advantages of using motion detection in Hikvision’s NVR are given below:

Enhanced Security

Motion detection allows for the proactive monitoring of areas and enables immediate action in response to detected motion. This can be crucial in identifying potential threats or suspicious activities.

Reduced Storage Space

By recording video footage only when motion is detected, motion detection helps conserve storage space on the NVR. This is particularly beneficial when dealing with large camera systems or limited storage capacity.

Efficient Search and Playback

With motion detection enabled, searching and reviewing video footage becomes easier. Users can quickly locate specific events or incidents by filtering recordings based on motion-triggered events.

Customization and Flexibility

Hikvision’s NVR provides a range of customizable settings for motion detection, including sensitivity levels, detection zones, and action triggers. This allows users to tailor the motion detection feature to their specific surveillance needs.

Real-time Notifications

When motion is detected, Hikvision’s NVR can send real-time notifications to designated individuals or security personnel via email, push notifications, or other alert methods. This ensures that potential security incidents are promptly addressed.

Why Choose Spotter Security

Enabling motion detection in Hikvision’s NVR offers a more efficient and effective video surveillance system. Following the steps outlined above, users can configure motion detection settings to suit their specific requirements and take advantage of its numerous benefits.

Spotter Security offers security camera installation services around Canada, and with experience and expertise of over 20 years, knows the ins and outs of security camera surveillance and best practices. Contact Spotter Security today for a consultation on your security camera system.

Written by : Carlo Di Leo

At the age of 24, with no experience in the security industry or any money in the bank, Carlo quit his job and started Spotter Security from his parent's basement. Founded in 2004, Spotter grew from a single man operation into a multi-million dollar security system integrator that caters to businessess and construction sites across Canada.

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