The Viewtron IP-AX4D is an alarm security camera with a alarm sound and flashing light. This network IP camera also has built in AI software that can detect human and vehicle objects. Watch this video demo to see how I setup an intrusion zone at the front door of my house so that when a person is detected late at night a warning message plays on the speaker and the alarm light turns on. The AI human detection works much better than traditional motion detection. In addition to the warning message, you can also setup the audio speaker to play an alarm sound such as a siren
Active Deterrent Security Camera
In the above diagram, you can see the locations of this IP camera’s built-in alarm components and more. Here is an explanation.
- The built-in speaker can be used to sound the audio alarm (as heard in the above demo video). It can also be used for 2-way communication. For example, you can use the mobile app for iPhone and Android to talk to and hear a person that is at the camera location.
- The microphone can be used to record audio surveillance and also for 2-way communication.
- The alarm light can be setup to automatically turn on based on an alarm event such as human intrusion detection.
- The infrared LEDs support IR night vision up to 150 feet.
- The PoE port can be connected directly to a Viewtron IP camera NVR or PoE switch.
- The audio input port can optionally be used with an external microphone.
- The alarm output can be used to trigger an external alarm device such as a strobe light or audio siren. 30VDC 1 Amp max load.
- The 12V DC power input can be used for installations where power over Ethernet is not possible.
IP Camera NVR
To record the video surveillance footage and configure the AI software on the camera, the camera was connected to a Viewtron IP camera NVR.
Bullet-Style Active Alarm Camera
In addition to the dome, CCTV Camera Pros also has this bullet-style alarm camera available. The differences between the dome and bullet camera’s are the bullet does not have a built-in microphone for audio surveillance and 2-way communication. And, the bullet camera has higher powered IR night vision. Like the dome, this is an indoor / outdoor security camera (IP66 weatherproof rated). You can find all Viewtron active deterrent alarm cameras here.
Custom Warning Message / Custom Alarm Siren
You can find instructions on how-to upload custom warning messages and siren sounds to Viewtron alarm security cameras here. In order to upload a custom sound file to the camera, you must insert a micro SD card into the camera’s slot.
IR Night Vision
All of our Viewtron IP cameras have excellent built-in infrared night vision so they can capture video surveillance at night time in low light and zero light environments. The AI software’s human detection and vehicle detection functions work just as well when the AI cameras are in IR night vision mode.
Custom Warning Message
In addition to the siren alarm and warning messages that come installed on Viewtron alarm security cameras, you can also upload custom warning messages and custom siren alarm sounds to these IP cameras. Please watch the above video to see my testing at CCTV Camera Pros office. I also wrote this blog post to document how-to upload a custom warning message to Viewtron alarm IP cameras.
IP Camera Alarm Output
In addition to the built-in flashing light, Viewtron alarm cameras also have an alarm relay output port. The alarm output port can be connected to a larger flashing light ad the light does not necessarily need to be installed near the camera. You can learn how to setup the IP camera alarm output here. You can find all of the Viewtron IP cameras with alarm output here.
How-to Wire the Alarm Relay Output
Here is a diagram that explains how to wire the security camera’s alarm relay output to an alarm light / flashing strobe light. The 12V DC power supply of the alarm light is connected in-line with the alarm relay ports of the camera using this PT-4 pigtail power lead. If you plan on installing the alarm light further away from the camera, you can use this 18 gauge power cable.
Security Camera Alarm Videos
You can watch additional security camera alarm videos here. This includes our active deterrent cameras, IP cameras, NVRs, and DVRs with alarm input / output ports.
Additional AI Camera Demos
You can watch all of our Viewtron AI camera videos here.
What is an alarm security camera? Hi everyone, Mike from CCTV Camera Pros here. In this video, I’m going to go over of what an alarm security camera is and how it can be used in a video surveillance application.
So, basically an alarm security camera is a specialized IP camera that has built-in audio and visual alarms that can be triggered automatically when a human or vehicle is detected. And these alarm cameras are also known as active deterrent cameras and active alarm cameras. Let’s take a look at this diagram of our new Viewtron Dome Alarm Camera, and I’ll go over some of the features that it has and how they can be used.
So you’ll notice at the top, it has a speaker. That speaker enables a audio alarm to be triggered when a human or a vehicle is intruding in a certain area. It’s also used in conjunction with the microphone for two-way audio. Our Dome model supports two-way audio.
So for example, if you want to get a push notification to the mobile app so you can log in and see why the alarm was triggered and then interact with the person that’s there via two-way audio communication you can do that. You could see that there’s an alarm light in the middle, and that alarm light has three settings, low, medium, and high. It’s actually a very bright LED and it rotates between blue and red lights when it’s triggered. Again, the alarm light can be triggered automatically based on an alarm event like human detection or car detection, or it could be triggered manually in the app, you could turn the alarm light on or off. And that’s the same thing for the speaker.
The speaker can trigger a siren, or it could be a prerecorded voice message like this is private property, no trespassing. You can actually upload custom recordings to the system. This camera has built-in IR LEDs, so it can see in zero light with its IR night vision. It’s Power over Ethernet, so this connects directly to our Viewtron NVRs. Our Viewtron IP camera NVRs have PoE ports on the back, so you simply run a CAT5e or CAT6 network cable from your recorder to this camera and it provides the connectivity for the video and the power. There’s also an external audio input, so if you want to use an external microphone with this camera you can.
There’s also alarm inputs and outputs, so you can use the alarm input, for example, to connect a magnetic door sensor or an external passive infrared motion detector as an input that can also trigger the alarms on this camera. The alarm output can trigger external devices, such as an external siren or an external light. And last, there’s a power input which is rarely used because again this is PoE, but there are some cases where you need to power this camera via 12 volt DC if you can’t use PoE for some reason. As I mentioned, the alarms can be triggered manually or from the remote apps and Viewtron includes remote apps, mobile apps for iPhone and Android as well as desktop monitoring software for Mac and Windows.
As I mentioned, the Dome model has a built-in microphone that could be used for audio surveillance recording and two-way audio. The Bullet model does not have a built-in mic, so you have to add an external microphone if you want to use two-way audio or audio surveillance on the Bullet model. I recommend if you want two-way audio and audio surveillance, get the Dome with the built-in mic.
Another thing I want to mention about our Viewtron alarm security cameras, they have built-in AI software. So this is not simply doing video motion detection like traditional cameras do. This is true object detection and with 99.9% accuracy, it knows when a human is detected, or a motor vehicle is detected, or a non-motor vehicle like a bicycle, for example. The AI software is a game changer. If you’ve done video motion detection in an outdoor environment, you know it’s extremely unreliable because the software doesn’t know the difference between a person moving and trees blowing in the wind and it leads to a bunch of false positives and a lot of frustration.
These cameras are IP66 weatherproof rated, so you could use them for indoor or outdoor installation. And we highly recommend using this with our Viewtron IP camera NVRs. We have 8, 16, and 32 channel NVRs and it gets plug-and-play. The network cable runs from the camera straight to the back of the NVR and that provides Power over Ethernet.
CCTV Camera Pros designs custom systems for customers. So we could put together a custom package for you that consists of one or more of our active alarm cameras. You could use some of our AI cameras that are not active alarm cameras. You could use non-AI cameras, and we also have license plate recognition cameras. We can mix and match any of our Viewtron IP cameras and create a custom system for you based on your needs.
If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to reach out to me anytime. I could be reached directly at email@example.com. If you want to learn more about our Viewtron alarm security cameras, please visit www.cctvcamerapros.com/alarm.
Thank you for watching!