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Timer Events

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Timer Events
Description of Event Sensor Types

The Time Events dialog contains all event sensors that can trigger a camera action based on time.

Using Meta Events to Avoid False Alarms

In order to filter events, the camera provides an Event Logic: This dialog allows linking events to create logic events only if the linked events occur in a certain sequence and within the specified time frame. Another possibility to filter events is the Event Counter: It creates an event only if a certain number of events occurs within the specified time frame.

Description of Event Sensor Types

Event Sensor Type


Periodic Event

The periodic event is a simple version of a time-controlled event. Use this event if you would like to create events in intervals < 1 minute.

  • Select an interval unit.

  • Set the duration of the interval.


The periodic event works with absolute time comparison, i.e., a periodic event with a 60 second interval will always trigger at the full minute.

Time Task

Time-controlled events are triggered at fixed points in time. For a detailed description of the syntax, please refer to the Time Control online help topic.

Random Event

The camera can trigger an event at a random point in time.

Enter the number of random events per hour. This value represents the average number of events to be triggered per hour for a longer period.

Valid values: 0.0001 to 500.0000. Default value: 1.000 (these values are displayed with a decimal point; a comma works in the same manner).

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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