ACTi powerful Event Handler system is now available for KCM series cameras using firmware version 5.05 or newer. With the help of Event Handler, the camera is able to process the events independently from VMS. There may be thousands of combinations of different event triggers and responses, fulfilling the needs of every user. ACTi Event Handler can not only command the hosting camera itself to take certain actions, but also any other camera on the network depending on the application scenario and user’s requirements.
Now that KCM series come with optical zoom and auto focus, how can these features be utilized by the Event Handler system?
The Event Handler is linked with optical zoom and auto focus features through the user defined zoom preset points. Please note that the preset point not only remembers the zoom position but also the focus position.
For example, it is possible to create two different preset points, both with same viewing angle, but with different focusable area. Then, combining them with the alarm input or motion trigger of the Event Handler, the camera can shift the focus automatically to the alarm region upon the intrusion.
The two most important scenarios are zooming in and out upon motion event and adjusting the focus for night mode. The following chapters explain the importance of these applications and provide step-by-step instructions of how to set it all up.