That camera is following us...

TonyR

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+1^^^.
to me countries that prohibit video surveillance of public spaces should also prohibit you from even looking out your windows. It's basically the same thing IMHO.
....and you couldn't even use a dashcam!
Great clip, BTW @bigredfish .
They were so focused on your cam tracking them I was expecting someone to bang into a pole or street sign! LOL
I can't read lips but that young man that broke off and walked back to right solo....I think I'd keep an eye out for him....just a gut feeling. :blankstare:
 

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Is the spotting and tracking all automated? If it is I have to say I am impressed, never really given a PTZ any real thought but will do some reading now
 

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Yes that sequence was fully automated.

The spotter camera in this case is a 5442 6mm bullet which is aimed down our street. It triggers the PTZ in 2 ways with two separate IVS rules:

1- if it detects humans within an intrusion area about 100ft behind the PTZ it tells it to turn to a preset with an almost identical FOV as the spotter and begin tracking humans in that FOV that cross a tripwire, like you see in the clip above.

2- if it detects a vehicle crossing a second tripwire heading outbound-only* towards the entrance to the neighborhood , it tells the PTZ to go to a second preset and zoom in to the exit to capture the license plate.
(* Another separate camera dedicated to LPR catches plates of all vehicles entering the neighborhood)
View attachment HOA Entr_ch1_20210727090834_20210727090849.mp4















HOA Entr_IP PTZ Camera_main_20210727090845_@3.jpg vehicle-preset2.jpg


So the PTZ actually performs 3 functions.
In addition to the above two presets triggered by the spotter, in its normal “home” position, as seen at the beginning of the clip, the PTZ watches for humans only anywhere within an intrusion zone IVS rule at the entrance.
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human-preset1.jpg

It took quite a few hours/weeks to get it all setup and working the way I wanted it.
 
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That is pretty impressive, what happens if it detects a human and a car at the same time? Can you control the priority?
 

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Nope, first call/activation wins.

While its not an issue in my situation as we live on a small 41 home cul-de-sac, in high traffic areas it would be difficult to do more than one spotter call.
Each call from a spotter will override whatever its looking at at the time from its home position. So it would for instance break away from tracking a human at the entrance if the spotter told it to zoom to its preset for a vehicle outbound.

Note that I don't rely solely on the PTZ. Each location is coverd by a fixed 5442 camera as well. The zoom and tracking of the PTZ are icing on the cake.

* One way to control/limit the spotter cam calls is to set them up wisely using direction, object AI, size, and time period. It takes some serious noodling to think through all the possibilities when using spotters.
 
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Man I would love to get myself one of these, but they are expensive! lol

How much is the "go-to" recommended Dahua model? I can't seem to find a model number that matches the dahua site but I am guessing this one is a solid one:

(honestly not as expensive as I thought)
 

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Man I would love to get myself one of these, but they are expensive! lol

How much is the "go-to" recommended Dahua model? I can't seem to find a model number that matches the dahua site but I am guessing this one is a solid one:

(honestly not as expensive as I thought)
The one you referenced - the Loryta is sold by @EMPIRETECANDY here and is the only one available with autotrack. IF you find a Dahua one in the US or purchase it from anyone else it will not have autotrack as Dahua removed it- and you will pay more for it LOL.

This camera is incredible and is a Dahua OEM. Purchase with confidence!
 

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The one you referenced - the Loryta is sold by @EMPIRETECANDY here and is the only one available with autotrack. IF you find a Dahua one in the US or purchase it from anyone else it will not have autotrack as Dahua removed it- and you will pay more for it LOL.

This camera is incredible and is a Dahua OEM. Purchase with confidence!
Any particular reason Dahua removed it? Some sort of legal thing I guess?
 

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Any particular reason Dahua removed it? Some sort of legal thing I guess?
No legal reason - it was a sub $400 unit with autotrack and they wanted to sell more of their plus $800 units so they removed autotracking with a firmware update... A simple business reason LOL.

Which is a reason why we say NEVER update a camera for the sake of updating because it may remove something you wanted. Only update IF it is fixing an issue you are having.
 

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Hmm, this model is badly lacking of chips, dahua will stop the production. They use a S2, but never have autotracking anymore.
 
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