Monitor a cameras CPU load, total video bandwidth output, ACAP plug-in status and long-time image degeneration.
Monitor Me screenshot
Displays the last 24 hours CPU load. The values corresponds to the Linux loadavg 15 min (x100). This value is just an indication. A rule of thumb is the the value should below 250 but a value above does not mean that the camera is overloaded. If the values goes over 300 you may want to investigate.
A good way to use this graph is to see how the camera load changes in different circumstances e.g. before/after installing a video analytics plug-in. Monitor Me does not affect the cameras load (measurable amount).
Monitor Me generate an event if the CPU load is higher than the threshold. The event may be used to trigger acctions rules such as administrator notification.
The bandwidth monitoring is a great tool to see how the video bandwidth changes in different light conditions during a day.
The total bandwidth output is sampled every minute. Bandwidth monitoring works best with continuous streaming. When recording video to an Edge Storage NAS is used the graph show huge spikes as the camera transfers files that causes network bursts.
Monitor Me generate an event if the bandwidth output is higher than the threshold. The event may be used to trigger acctions rules such as administrator notification.
Monitors the status of other ACAP plug-ins. The status is samples every 30 minutes and generates the following events:
* Plug-in installed
* Plug-in removed
* Plug-in started
* Plug-in stopped
* Plug-in changed (any of the above)
Note: In order to monitor ACAP plug-in Monitor Me needs the administrator password. It uses this password to create a new administrator user. It is recommended to remove this user when Monitor Me is uninstalled from the camera
By comparing a recent image with a reference image it may be possible to visually detect image degeneration such as dirt/dust, image re-configuration and camera direction.
Monitor Me takes one image at noon and one at midnight in order to compare images in similar light conditions. Come back to monitor me after 24 hours to update the reference to the last image capture.
- Produces events for administrator notification
- Visual graphs/images
- Export samples to CVS-files
- Low CPU consumption
- Axis Camera model based on ARTPEC 4/5 (MIPS) & AMBARELLA (ARM)
- Camera firmware 5.50 or later