How to Enable Deterrence & Siren | Step-by-Step Guide by Camius

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Deterrence and Siren Features for Security Camera Systems

Deterrence and siren features are powerful tools that can significantly enhance the effectiveness of security camera systems. By incorporating these features, security professionals can create a multi-layered approach to deterring potential intruders and alerting authorities in the event of a breach. Camius, a leading provider of security solutions, offers a range of deterrence functions that can be easily integrated into their camera systems. These features, when properly set up, can serve as a strong deterrent against criminal activity and provide an added layer of protection for homes, businesses, and other sensitive areas.

The deterrence function works with certain Camius PoE spotlight cameras and battery operated wireless security cameras. This guide covers wired PoE NVR camera systems with Camius IPvault1128PR, IPvault2256PR, and IPVAULT8256R network video recorders. To set up the deterrence functions on a Camius security camera system, users will need to configure the siren and light settings. This can typically be done through the NVR’s local HDMI interface accessible while the NVR is connected to the monitor or TV via HDMI video output or using the NVR’s web browser menu or the accompanying NVR software provided by Camius.
The siren can be set to activate upon motion, human & vehicle detection or other triggers, emitting a loud, attention-grabbing sound that can scare off intruders and alert nearby individuals. The deterrence lights, on the other hand, can be used to illuminate the area around the camera, making it difficult for intruders to operate in the dark and increasing the chances of them being identified. The latest SPOT828A-RB and GuardVR4K comes with red and blue lights which can intimidate unwelcomed visitors and criminals.
By setting up these deterrence functions, you can create a more secure environment and deter potential criminals from targeting your property.

Camius offers 3 PoE IP cameras with deterrence:

Camius Deterrence Functions Setup

Wired PoE cameras Deterrence Mode

The below example is based on the NVR’s web browser interface.

In Remote Setting, select Alarm followed by Deterrence, where you can activate the Lights by enabling the Light toggle (it is off by default), adjust the Light Value, its duration, and selecting the Deterrence Mode

Picture 1 shows the Deterrence settings for the SPOT828A-R camera.  You can select Deterrence mode between Warning and Strobe Light (Picture 2)

Picture 1 shows the Deterrence settings for the SPOT828A-R camera
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Camius spotlight camera deterrence lights
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Picture 3 shows the Deterrence settings for the GUARDVR4K vandalproof dome camera.

IPVault2256pr and GuardVR deterrence web
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Lights Schedule

Click Light Schedule for Spot828A-R cameras (Picture 4) and Warning Light Schedule for the GuardVR4K dome camera (Picture 5) to customize the time of the day, when you want the Deterrence to be activated, along with selecting the event triggering lights ranging from motion to intelligent (AI) events.

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GuardVR4K dome camera lightts schedule
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Activate cameras Siren and its schedule

Enhance your security capabilities by taking advantage of the camera siren settings. With the ability to activate and customize the siren, you have full control over its time schedule, event triggers, and duration. By default, the siren is turned off, ensuring that it remains silent until you choose otherwise.

To access and modify these settings, refer to Picture 6, which illustrates the configuration options. With this level of customization, you can fine-tune your security system to respond effectively to potential threats, offering peace of mind even when you’re away.

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Siren Schedule tab allows you to customize time of the day when you want the siren to be active including selecting events triggering it. The picture 7 shows the siren schedule for the GuardVR4K dome camera triggered by Human and Vehicle Detection.

2256PR and SPOT828A R GUARDVR4K siren schedule web
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Manually Activate Lights and Siren for Instant Deterrence with Camius View App

Sometimes, when you are away, you will want to spook an unwanted visitor from your property, and the Camius View app gives you that option. To activate the Lights and Siren manually on your Camius camera, please follow these steps:

Open the Camius View mobile app, tab on the camera monitoring the intruder touch the Siren and/or Light icon on the right side of the screen as shown in Pictures 9 and 10.

Activate Lights and Siren on Camius View app 2
Picture 8 - Day Time
Camius spotlight cameras with lights off
Picture 9: Night Time with spotlights turned off
Camius PoE spotlight camera night vison with lights on
Picture 10: Night Time with spotlights activated

Why Choose Camius Security Camera with Siren and Light?

Elevate your security measures with Camius security cameras equipped with siren and light features. These advanced functionalities offer a multitude of benefits that make them an ideal choice for both the general public and businesses. Imagine having the ability to scare off potential intruders with a powerful siren and attention-grabbing lights, all at your fingertips. Whether you’re at home or running a business, the convenience of remotely activating and customizing these features ensures the safety of your property, even when you’re away. You can schedule the siren and light to activate during specific times or in response to certain events, tailoring them to your unique requirements. Whether you have a Camius hybrid 4K analog DVR or NVR system, you can enjoy the benefits of a Camius 4K security camera with siren and light.

What are the Benefits of Installing Camius Audio Video Surveillance System for Business or Home?

By installing a Camius audio video surveillance system, you can enjoy a range of benefits that go beyond just deterring intruders. The high-quality footage captured by Camius 4K cameras can serve as valuable evidence in the event of a crime, helping law enforcement identify and apprehend perpetrators. Additionally, the presence of a security system can lead to lower insurance premiums, as it demonstrates your commitment to protecting your property. Furthermore, the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home or business is under constant surveillance is priceless. With Camius, you can rest assured that your safety and security are in good hands.