Rare Sound Detection with Camius Home & Business Surveillance System

We are excited to inform you that in addition to Sound Detection in Intelligent Mode, which detects any sound, we are introducing a new feature in our Home & Business Surveillance System – Rare Sound Detection (RSD). Based on your scenario requirements, this feature allows you to select the sound you want to detect, such as a child crying, gunshots, or a dog barking.

You can activate Rare Sound Detection in Camius DVR and NVR camera systems which have Camius PoE cameras with this feature:

The Rare Sound Detection feature in AI mode allows users to select detection types according to the scenario requirements, such as children crying, gunshots, and a dog barking. A sound detection type set by the camera will trigger an alarm when it detects it.

How to activate the Rare Sound Detection in AI mode

To enable the Rare Sound Detection function in Camius DVR and NVR systems, please follow these steps: Go to AI > Setup >> RSD (Rare Sound Detection). Then, tick the checkbox under the Switch column to enable the RSD function and click ‘Apply.’

Rare Sound Detection with Camius home and business surveillance system

Under the Setup column, click the gear icon to configure RSD settings.

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  1. Select the camera (CH1, etc.) in the ‘Channel’ tab you wish to configure
  2. Select the value between 1 to 100 in the ‘Sensitivity’ tab (the higher value increases the level of detection)
  3. Select the ‘Detection Type’ by ticking the checkbox:
  4. Baby Crying Sound.
  5. Dog Barking
  6. Gunshot
  7. Click ‘Save’

To configure your Camius DVR and NVR system, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘Channel‘ tab and select the camera you want to configure (e.g. CH1).
  2. Navigate to the ‘Sensitivity‘ tab and choose a value between 1 to 100. The higher the value, the more sensitive the camera detects sounds.
  3. Next, select the ‘Detection Type’ by ticking the appropriate checkbox. You can choose from options such as Baby Crying Sound, Dog Barking, and Gunshot.
  4. Once you have selected it, click ‘Save‘ to apply the changes.

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Rare Sound Detection (RSD) Alarm Settings 

If you want to set up a rare sound detection alarm, you can configure the following options:

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1 – Buzzer: The NVR can sound an internal buzzer when a Rare Sound Detection alarm is triggered. You can set the duration of the buzzer (in seconds), turn it ON to enable it, or OFF to disable it.

2 – Alarm Out: You can set the NVR to signal an alarm if it supports connecting to an external alarm device. Configure this feature by clicking on the gear icon in the Alarm Out column.

3 – Latch Time: You can set the time (in seconds) for the external alarm to sound when rare sound detection occurs.

4 – Record: Click on the gear icon, then select the channel to record when the Rare Sound Detection alarm is triggered.

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5 – Post Recording: You can set up how long the NVR will keep recording after the event; the recommended recording time is 30 seconds, and you can set it up to 5 minutes.

6 – Show Message: Tick the ‘Show Message‘ column checkbox to display the Live View screen when a Rare Sound Detection alarm is detected, showing the icon.

7 – Send Email: Tick the ‘Send Email‘ column checkbox to send a picture to the set email address(s) when detecting a Rare Sound Detection alarm.

8 – FTP Picture Upload: Tick the ‘FTP Picture Upload‘ column checkbox to upload the event picture to an FTP server.

9 – FTP Video Upload: Tick the ‘FTP Video Upload’ column checkbox to upload the event video to an FTP server.

10 – Picture to Cloud: Tick the ‘Picture to Cloud‘ column checkbox to upload the event picture to the cloud (you can configure Dropbox or Google Drive settings under Setup >> Device >> Cloud).

11 – Video to Cloud: Tick the ‘Video to Cloud‘ column checkbox to upload the rare sound detection event video to the cloud (you can configure Dropbox or Google Drive settings under Setup >> Device >> Cloud).

12 – Full Screen: If this feature is enabled and the channel detects a Rare Sound Detection alarm, you will see that channel in full-screen mode.

13 – Voice Prompt: When the alarm is triggered, a voice prompt (an imported audio file) will be broadcast (applicable to IP cameras supporting the voice prompt function).