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IPC Basic Features

Last Updated on : 2022-05-09 01:32:28download

This topic describes the IP camera (IPC) features supported by the Smart Life app to help you develop the IPC with desired features.

Control panel

Audio and video

Use the app to check real-time videos and audio collected by the IPC.

IPC Basic Features

Full screen

Preview in landscape mode.

IPC Basic Features

Video screenshot

Tap the Camera icon during live preview to take a video screenshot. The screenshot can be viewed and shared in the album.

IPC Basic Features

Video talk

Tap the Microphone icon during live preview to start a video talk.

IPC Basic Features

Recording

Tap the Record icon during live preview to start video recording. The record can be viewed and shared in the album.

IPC Basic Features

Playback

Tap the Playback icon during live preview to view SD card-stored video records.

IPC Basic Features

Gallery

View screenshots and records generated with the Camera and Record features.

IPC Basic Features

Theme color

Change the color of the control panel to dark mode or light mode.

IPC Basic Features

Privacy mode

Tap the Privacy Mode icon to enable this feature. In this mode, the audio and video transmission channels are closed on the IPC to protect users’ privacy when they are at home.
IPC Basic Features

IPC Basic Features

WDR

The wide dynamic range (WDR) feature depends on the capabilities of the IPC hardware and is suitable for scenarios with a big contrast between light and dark.

IPC Basic Features

Night mode

Three modes are supported: Smart Mode, Infrared Mode, and Color Light Mode. This feature depends on the capabilities of the IPC hardware and can be switched among the modes based on the actual scenarios.

IPC Basic Features

Night mode (IR)

This feature is only available to devices that support infrared night vision. Three options are supported: Auto, Off, and On.

IPC Basic Features

Shimmer

This feature applies to dark scenarios where colored images are required. It can be enabled or disabled, depending on the capabilities of the IPC.

IPC Basic Features

Anti-Flicker

To enable the Anti-Flicker feature, 50 Hz and 60 Hz frequencies are available to match the frequency of the ambient light source.

IPC Basic Features

Device volume

Control the volume of the speaker.

IPC Basic Features

Motion tracking

This feature is suitable for IPCs with motors such as pan-tilt (PT) cameras and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. This type of IPC can dynamically track moving objects on the screen.

IPC Basic Features

Motion detection

Capture screenshots and start recording when moving objects are detected on the screen. Meanwhile, alarms triggered by the detection are sent to the user. The user can tap the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page, go to Detection Alarm Settings, enable Activity Area and edit Surveillance Area Setting, and then set Alarm Sensitivity Level.

IPC Basic Features

PIR

Tap the PIR icon to select a sensitivity level or set PIR to Off. With this feature enabled, if a moving object is detected, the device sends an alarm to the user.
IPC Basic Features

IPC Basic Features

PIR setting

If a moving object is detected, the device sends an alarm to the user. Each PIR sensor can be independently switched on or off or set to the desired sensitivity level. PIR schedules can also be configured.

IPC Basic Features

IPC Basic Features

Sound detection

Tap the Sound Detection icon to enable or disable the sound detection feature. With this feature enabled, the device can send alarms to the user when the sound detected exceeds the threshold.

IPC Basic Features

Auto-patrol mode

This feature is suitable for IPCs with PT such as PT cameras and PTZ cameras. The user can enable patrol, choose between Panoramic Patrol and Site Patrol, and then set the effective period for patrol.
IPC Basic Features

IPC Basic Features

Siren

Tap the Siren icon to show the siren switch. The user can switch on the siren to scare off intruders or animals. This feature is available only when the device is supplied with a siren module.

IPC Basic Features

Light

Tap the Light icon to enter the light setting page. The user can manually switch on or off the light, tap Timing to set schedules, tap Mode to control the brightness, color temperature, saturation, and color, and then set the time-delay duration after an alert is triggered.

IPC Basic Features

Lock

Tap Lock to unlock the door. Unlocking history can be viewed.

IPC Basic Features

Tab menu

Message

The Message page allows users to query the alarm history on the device.

IPC Basic Features

Direction

Control the PT to rotate upward, downward, leftward, and rightward.

IPC Basic Features

Site

The Site feature works together with the Direction feature. The user can rotate the PT to the desired position and add this position to Site. Later, the user can tap this site to quickly rotate the PT to the specified position. The sites also apply to the patrol feature. The app supports up to six sites and they can be renamed.

IPC Basic Features

Cloud

Cloud storage is a value-added service. After this service is activated, event records can be encrypted and stored in the cloud. Thus, users can view the records anytime, anywhere.

IPC Basic Features

Smart

IPC Basic Features

Tap the Smart icon on the bottom navigation bar to manage smart scenes. The user can set device and time conditions to create smart scenes. Thus, the device can run scheduled tasks when conditions are met to implement scene linkage. In addition, the scene name and message switch can also be set.

IPC Basic Features

Settings

This section describes the features that can be configured only on the Settings page.

Basic function settings

The features such as Status Indicator, Flip Screen, and Time Watermark can be added, depending on the IPC’s capabilities. Talk Mode can be set to One-Way Communication or Two-Way Talk.

  • Status Indicator: Set whether to use indicators to show different states of the IPC.

  • Flip Screen: Tap the Flip Screen switch to enable or disable this feature. In the enabled status, the screen can be flipped in only one way. The user can also select Off, Horizontal flip, Vertical flip, or Rotate 180° from the Flip Screen drop-down list to define more flip ways.

  • Time Watermark: Set whether to display the date and time in real time on the video screen.

  • Camera Calibration: Calibrate a PT camera.

  • Unlock Battery: Tap this feature to unlock the battery of a low power device.

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Display settings

Control the brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the IPC.

IPC Basic Features

Detection alarm settings

In addition to the features mentioned on the panel, detection alarms support Activity Area, Human Body Filtering, Pet Detection, Detect Baby Crying, and Alarm Sensitivity Level**. The user can also set the interval at which alarms are triggered, add schedules to enable or disable detection automatically, and then set whether to trigger the siren.

IPC Basic Features

Siren adjustment

Up to 10 ringtones can be selected. The volume and duration of the siren can be adjusted.

IPC Basic Features

Preset point

A preset point can be defined as the action to be run in a smart scene. Creating preset points works the same way as the sites.

IPC Basic Features

Storage settings

View the usage of the SD card and set the camera to record all day or when events occur. The recording feature is mentioned in the Playback section. Schedules can be created to start or stop recording at the specified time. The SD card can be formatted.

IPC Basic Features

Working mode

This feature applies to low power devices. They can be configured to run in Power Saving mode or Continuous mode.

IPC Basic Features

Power management settings

This feature applies to low power devices. It is used to display the power source and remaining battery level. The lower battery alarm threshold can be set. Therefore, if the battery level drops below the threshold, the app will receive a low power alarm.

IPC Basic Features

Bell settings

This feature works together with a doorbell. The mechanical or wireless chime type can be selected. A wireless doorbell must be paired before wireless chimes can be set. Up to four chimes are available, and the duration and volume of each chime can be controlled on the app.

IPC Basic Features

Restart device

Tap this feature to remotely restart the device.

WebRTC

To preview IPC videos on the web application, install Google Chrome, visit https://ipc.ismartlife.me/login on the browser, and then scan the QR code that appears with the Smart Life app.

IPC Basic Features

Streaming camera

Stream camera to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. For more information, see IPC Video Stream Pushing.

Try out features

Scan the following QR code with the Smart Life app (v3.17.0 or later) to try out the features with a virtual device.

Cube camera

IPC Basic Features

PT camera

IPC Basic Features

Fully-operational IPC

IPC Basic Features