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Human Detection Sensor Confirming Operation

Confirming Sensor Operation

Please refer to the following information as a guideline when confirming sensor operation during installation.

Before proceeding with these instructions, please refer to the included "Getting Started" guide and confirm that the Network Camera can be viewed from a computer by completing all steps through "5. Setting up the camera".

Step 1: Preliminary Installation

  1. Place the Network Camera where it will actually be installed.
  2. Position the camera to face the direction it will be actually be facing.
    Please refer to the sensor range illustration below.
    Please note when selecting an installation area for the camera that sensor range can vary depending on environment temperature, speed of motion, etc.

Sensor Range

(When the camera is in a 20º C [68º F] environment)
Horizontal: Approx. 30º
Vertical: Approx. 85º
Distance: Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft.)

Sensor Range (Top View)

Horizontal Detection Range

Sensor Range (Side View)

Vertical Detection Range

  • The sensor detects heat variations which occur from the sides with more accuracy than variations which approach the camera. Please install the camera in a place where people will pass from side to side in front of the camera.(See Figure 1)
  • If the camera's position does not match the direction of the sensor, the subject in the image (people walking in front of the camera, etc.) may not appear in buffered/transferred images.(See Figure 2) We recommend that you pan/tilt the camera so that the camera's position matches the direction of the sensor, then set the camera to limit the range of pan/tilt so that other users cannot pan/tilt that camera.

Figure 1

Figure 2

About Sensor Placement

  • The sensor may not perform properly when there is little difference between the surrounding environment and the body heat of camera subjects (during summertime, for example), even if subjects are within the sensor's range.
  • The camera may detect heat variations that occur outside of the sensor's range if the subject is very close (approx. 1 m [40 inches] from the camera or closer) to the camera.
  • The sensor will not perform properly when objects are placed in front of it. Clear the area of any obstacles.
  • The sensor may not perform properly in the following areas. Please avoid installing the camera in the following locations.
    Heat variations may not be detected properly.

Location explain1

Location explain2

Step 2. Image Buffer/Image Transfer Settings

  1. Access the Network Camera's setup screen using one of the following methods.
    • Start the web browser on your computer.
      Enter "http://IP Address (or URL):Port Number" in the address bar, and press [Enter] on the keyboard.
      Example: http://192.168.0.253:80 (or XXXXX.miemasu.net:80)
      When the port number is 80 (default), you do not need to enter the port number.)
      When the camera's top page is displayed, click on the [Setup]tab.
    • Select the camera using the included Setup CD-ROM, click [Execute], then click [Open the camera's web page].
    If the only available option is [Automatic Setup], complete all steps through "5. Setup the camera" in the included "Getting Started" guide.
    When the "Enter Network Password" window is displayed, enter the camera administrator's user name and password.
  2. Click [Buffer/Transfer] on the Setup page.

    Click Buffer/Transfer

  3. Click on trigger no.[1].

    Click on trigger no.[1]

  4. Check [Enable Image Buffer/Transfer].
    Select [Sensor] as the trigger type, then click [Next].

    Click Enable Image Buffer/Transfer, Select Sensor and click Next

  5. Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

  6. Select [Move to sensor position], then click [Next].

    Select [Move to sensor position], then click [Next]

  7. Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

  8. Check [Enable Pre-trigger Image Buffer].
    Make the appropriate settings so that every 1 min, 4 images and a total of 4 images are buffered/transferred.
    Uncheck [Enable Post-trigger Image Buffer].
    Click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

    *As a guideline, begin by setting the camera to buffer/transfer 4 images every minute for a total of 4 images.
  9. Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

  10. Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

  11. Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next].

    Leave the default settings as they are, and click [Next]

  12. Click [Save].

    Click [Save]

  13. [Success!] will be displayed when the settings are saved.

    [Success!]

Step 3. Operating the Sensor

  1. With the camera placed where it will be used, try passing in front of the sensor.

    Try passing in front of the sensor

Step 4. Viewing Buffered Images

  1. Click [Buffered Image].

    Click [Buffered Image]

  2. Confirm that the image or images were buffered.

    Confirm that the image or images

Sensor detection example (Click to enlarge)

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Step 5. Obtaining the Optimum Detection Conditions

  1. Placement
    Adjust the direction of the camera and point it in the direction of the area to be detected by the sensor.
  2. Settings
    Change the numbers set in part viii of step 2, and find the optimum setting.
    • Once the sensor has detected something, it begins buffering or sending images at the set rate, until the set total number of images has been buffered or sent; during this time, the sensor does not make any new detections.
      For example, if the camera is set to buffer or send 3 images per minute for a total of 6 images, the camera will perform as follows.

      Perform example

    • Adjust the timing of the sensor detection and the pre-trigger and post-trigger (Every XX min, buffer XX images. Total XX images.).
      Click here (Example of Sensor Detection Timing)opens new window for more information on sensor detection timing and buffer/transfer settings.
    • Depending on the environment where the camera is installed, the sensor may not perform correctly.
      Refer to Step 1. Preliminary Installation.
    • The sensor may also detect pets or objects which release heat.
    • If set to move to the sensor position upon detection, the camera will buffer or transfer images after the lens has moved to the sensor position.
    • If set to not move to the sensor position upon detection, and if the source of the detection (i.e., person) and the lens position are different, the source of the detection may not be seen in the buffered or transferred images.
      Limit the degree to which the camera can be panned and/or tilted, or set the camera to move to the sensor position upon detection.
  3. Confirmation
    After installing the camera and adjusting its settings, trigger the sensor and confirm that images have been buffered or transfer.
  4. Repeat as necessary
    Adjust settings again if the image or images were not buffered as you expected.

Step 6. Finalizing the Installation

  1. Make other settings.
    • Note:
    • The following describe camera direction adjustment for confirming proper operation and settings for image buffer interval only.
    • Set the [Active Time of Trigger], [Image Setting], [Buffer/Transfer], [E-Mail Transfer] and other settings as necessary to meet your needs.
    Refer to the following when making settings.
    • [Active Time of Trigger]
      The timer feature operates according to the internal clock setting of the camera. Set the camera's clock before using the timer feature.
    • [Lens Position When Triggered]
      When "Move to sensor position" is set, image buffer/transfer occurs after the lens has moved to the sensor position.
    • [Image Setting]
      When "Mobile Phone" is set, 640 x 480 pixel resolution cannot be selected.
    • [Transfer Method]

      When setting the camera to transfer images via FTP or e-mail, make sure that the default gateway and DNS server IP address are set correctly under the [Network] settings.

      When using an FTP server with limited space (such as the space provided by your Internet Service Provider for saving a web site, for example), adjust the image transfer interval and the number of images to be transferred in order to avoid running out of space.
      When no more images can be transferred due to a lack of space on the FTP server, move or delete files on the FTP server as necessary. Contact your provider for information on moving or deleting files.

    • E-Mail Transfer

      In order to use the e-mail transfer feature, the mail server must support SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Web-based e-mail accounts (such as Hotmail, Google, and Yahoo) cannot be used for transferring images. If you're not sure whether your mail server supports SMTP, contact your e-mail account provider.

      If the interval is set too short when the camera is set to send images to a mobile phone, the number of message sent will increase and therefore mobile phone charges may increase; we recommend setting the camera to send images at a longer (more infrequent) interval. Additionally, images will not be sent if privacy mode is set using a mobile phone.

      Recommended image transfer interval when sending images to a mobile phone:
      1 image per 1 minute for a total of 1 images buffered/transferred.

    • [Buffer/Transfer], [E-Mail Transfer]
      The amount of time needed to transfer images via FTP or e-mail will vary depending on the condition of your network.
  2. After confirming these settings and confirming proper operation, finalize the installation.

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