CCTV System Design. Part 3/5: Site plan and finding optimal camera locations

CCTV System Design. Part 3/5: Site plan and finding optimal camera locations

Welcome to part 3: Site Plan, Floor plans and
optimal camera locations. On the tab called Site Plan we can load a background image, like a site map or a floor plan and place a few cameras to find good camera
positions, and see camera coverage and camera zones to choose optimal camera
resolutions and lenses. Now we can load a background image. We right click the Toolbar button Box, then click Load Background menu item to choose a file to load. The program can load background images from BMP, JPEG, PNG and PDF files. The professional version can also load
AutoCAD DWG or DXF files in vector format When the file is chosen the program asks to
scale the background image. For scaling we need to specify 2 points of the background image with a known distance in meters or feet between
them. After clicking these 2 points the program shows a window where we can enter the distance. For example 6 meters. Now the background image is scaled and all distances on this plan are the same as in
the real world. For your convenience you can lock the
background from accidental modification by opening a
popup menu using a Right mouse click and choosing the Lock In Place menu command To scroll the plan you can press and hold the
mouse wheel while moving the mouse. Also you can use your keyboard by pressing
ALT key and arrow keys You can rotate the mouse wheel to Zoom in and Zoom out of the site plan. To add a camera in any place of the site plan please press the right mouse button and choose Add Camera from the popup menu. You can move the camera into an initial camera
location and see the camera zones. To make it look realistic we can add obstacles,
like walls, fences, trees, and cars To add a wall please right click the Wall button in
the Toolbar and choose a type of the wall from the menu. It could be a brick wall, a thick brick wall, curved
wall or painted wall. Then you need to specify the starting point and
the ending point of the wall. To change wall height you can modify H
parameter in the toolbar. To change the elevation of the wall above the
floor you can modify L parameter. To make it look more realistic we can add
windows, doors, transport and furniture. You can copy and paste objects here using
Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keyboard shortcuts. You can press SHIFT key to draw straight walls. You can type objects’ width from the keyboard
and press ENTER. To delete you can press Del (Delete) button. To undo you can press CTRL+Z By positioning all of these objects and looking at
your site plan you can decide where to locate and how to
position your cameras. An important point when talking about cameras and doors is that if you need to identify people who are coming
through this door, but your area near the door is not Red, meaning it is not a part of the Identification zone then you have 3 ways to fix it 1. Make the camera location closer to the door 2. Choose a camera with higher resolution 3. Make the Field of View narrower Thank you for watching

7 Replies to “CCTV System Design. Part 3/5: Site plan and finding optimal camera locations”

  1. Hi, thanks for the videos, when can i find the parts 4 and 5? I am testing and learning your software , thanks a lot and regards form Venezuela!

  2. If you import a CAD file with walls – do you need to draw them again? If yes what is the value of this VS a PDF or JPG except for perhaps scale?

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