REVO Ultra: Event Recording

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There is a great deal of types and options available to use when it comes to event recording: motion, camera recording linkage, uploading, etc.

Here is where how to setup and configure event recording.

Motion Detection

Let's start with the most basic: Motion Detection.

Before we jump in, understand the purpose of motion detection is to monitor an area that is NOT supposed to have ANY movement. This is
Camera mot.jpg
so you can tell at a glance that someone was there that wasn't supposed to be there.

Motion can be configured by navigating the menu to "Camera", then "Motion".

Motion detection is on and uses the full entire scene by default.

In order for the camera to first detect motion, the GRID area MUST be displayed on the camera image Video currently only works via internet explorer via plug-in.
Not Chrome, not Edge, not Firefox, it must be Internet Explorer to get video for the time being.

No GRID = no detectionMot grid.jpg

Now, let's talk options.

The additional things you can do on an event are located in the "Trigger Actions" window or tab. Inside the "Trigger Actions" window are some additional options:

  • Buzzer
  • Send E-Mail
  • Alarm Output
  • Recording
  • Snapshot
  • Go to Preset

Buzzer. Self explanatory. Sounds the internal buzzer.
Email buzzer.jpg

Send E-Mail. Self explanatory. Sends an e-mail to the specified e-mail address when the event occurs (SMTP info setup in Network window, these are just options to use not the configuration of them). (not available on all models)
Email buzzer.jpg

E-mail configuration is located in the Network area in the setup menu.

Alarm output. Sends signal to the alarm output relay of the NVR. Connect siren, etc. to alarm output. (not available on all models)

Recording. The NVR has the ability to link cameras together when an event is detected; what this means is, for example, camera 1 detects motion earlier than camera 2 which is behind the door that goes outside toward camera 1 which is outside. You can tell the NVR/camera that when camera 1 detects the event, you also want camera 2 to start recording as well to ensure video is recording before the person enters the doorway. Process = on camera 1 -> TriggerActions -> Recording > put a check by camera 2 (so you have a check on BOTH camera 1 and 2, this means on event from camera 1 BOTH cameras 1 AND 2 will record).

Snapshot. When the event occurs the NVR takes snapshots from specified camera(s) (like recording, this can also be used to take images from multiple cameras on 1 event.)

Snapshot is configured in the Snapshot window Camera>Snapshot.

  • You MUST have a Snapshot Schedule setup according to what schedule AND type of on what trigger you want (i.e. motion)!

Go to Preset. Self explanatory. If you have a PTZ camera, when the event occurs you can have a PTZ camera move to a specified Preset.


Arming Schedule. Pretty straight forward here. This sets a schedule up when it's enabled or disabled.

FTP & Upload Schedule

  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol:
To use this feature you must have an FTP server setup and have an account that will allow that account to write, change, and upload to it.

What info you need is basic: IP, port, user name, password, remote directory, and the upload interval. However, configuration of the FTP server varies server to server.

The interval and remote directory are preference but everything else points to the FTP server and must match FTP server settings.

Upload Schedule:

Pretty self explanatory. Configure the NVR system for when this is to be active and what triggers the upload (i.e. motion).