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How To Configure Your Axis Camera To Send Images To Room Alert Manager When Motion Is Detected

In order for Room Alert Manager to alert you when your Axis camera detects motion, you must first configure your camera to notify Room Alert Manager.

Once you’ve configured your camera with a motion event, your camera will send notifications to Room Alert Manager over HTTP port 9393 when it detects motion.

Before you start

Check your camera's firmware version.

Room Alert Manager supports Axis network cameras running firmware version 6 or higher.

Follow the instructions in this FAQ to find your camera’s firmware version: Where To Find The Firmware Version Of Your Axis Camera.

Configuring a Motion Event on an Axis Camera

Step 1: Configure a Recipient / Event Server.
  1. With your camera’s web interface open to the Setup page, select Events in the navigation bar to the left.
  2. In the window that opens, select Recipients.
  3. Select Add. Here you’re going to enter your instance of Room Alert Manager to receive HTTP notifications:
    • In Name, enter a name for your recipient. In our example, we’re entering “RA 192.168.123.45.”
    • In Type, select HTTP from the drop-down menu.
    • In URL, enter the following (do not include the square brackets in your URL) :
      http://[Room Alert Manager's Host IP Address]:[Room Alert Manager's web port]/ram/api/v1/axisdevice/push/[Camera_MAC]
      • In our example, Room Alert Manager’s host system is 192.168.123.45, and the service is using the default web port, 9393: http://192.168.123.45:9393/ram/api/v1/axisdevice/push/AA:BB:CC:D3:E4:F5
  4. You may leave the login credentials blank.
  5. Select Test to test the connection.
    • You should see a Connection successful message. Select OK to dismiss it.
    • If your connection test fails, you may need to open inbound TCP port 9393 in the firewall on Room Alert Manager’s host system.
    • Finally, select OK to save your new recipient.
Step 2: Configure Video Motion Detection settings / a Motion Detection window.

You may configure Axis Video Motion Detection application settings or simply leave them at defaults. To view or configure them:

  1. With your camera’s web interface open to the Setup page, navigate to ApplicationsMotion Detection in the navigation bar to the left.
  2. In Application Settings, select Axis Video Motion Detection settings.
  3. Select the question mark  icon in your camera’s web interface for information about the settings that are available. You may also find the Video Motion Detection manual on Axis’ website here: Axis Video Motion Detection (Axis website).
  4. If you make any changes, be sure to select Save.
  5. Select Close to dismiss the window.
Step 3: Configure Your Action Rule / Event Type.

Note that the menu options you see may differ slightly from those below, depending on your camera’s firmware version.

  1. With your camera’s web interface open to the Setup page, navigate to EventsAction Rules  in the navigation bar to the left.
  2. In the window that appears, select Add.
  3. In the General section, make sure Enable rule is selected.
  4. In Name, enter a name for the rule. We’re calling ours ‘Notify RA Manager.’
  5. In Trigger, select Applications.
  6. Leave Start condition only at the default, unchecked.
  7. In the drop down-menu that appears, select VMD 4 or VideoMotionDetection depending on which Video Motion Detection version you have installed.
  8. In Active (or Motion Detected), leave the default, Yes, selected.
  9. In Schedule, select Always (No Schedule).
  10. Leave Additional conditions blank, which is the default.
  11. In Wait at least, you may leave the default, 00:00:00.
  12. In Type, select Send Images.
  13. In Stream profile, select JPEG.
  14. You may leave the default selections in Image frequency, Duration, and Limit, or adjust these settings as desired.
  15. In the Recipient drop-down menu, select the recipient you made earlier.
  16. You may leave Create folder empty, and keep the default selections in Base file name.
  17. Then select OK to save your new rule.

Up Next

Configure a motion alert in Room Alert Manager.

Once you’ve configured your Axis camera with a motion event, you may set up a motion alert in Room Alert Manager. Please see this FAQ for instructions: How To Configure An Axis Camera Motion Detection Alert In Room Alert Manager.

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