Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Smarter Search with Vector-based Zones

When you label motion zones with simple terms like "lawn" or "driveway", you make your Camiolog search and alerts smarter. For example, the search [walkway by event yesterday] can include only the motion that happens in this oddly shaped polygon, selected in orange:
Vector-based Zone Editor with "walkway" selected

To label a zone, just:
  1. click on any image in your Camiolog stream
  2. click the "Edit Zones" button
  3. click "Draw Area" to place the vertices of one or more polygons covering your zone
  4. name your zone (e.g. "walkway") and click "Save"
Camiolog has switched to this vector-based zone editor. That means that:
  1. your labeled zones are precise at any image resolution
  2. it's easy to edit zones by moving polygon markers, and
  3. you should no longer use the old zone editor!
We'll still use your old zone definitions until you replace them with the new vector-based zones. Once you save a zone using the new "Edit Zones" for a particular camera, then Camiolog's image analysis for that camera will use only your newly defined vector-based zones.  We've included a temporary link to the "Old Zone Editor" in the upper right just so that you can view any previously defined zones in a separate window while creating your new ones.