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LED and Signal Output Setup

Depending on the model, MOBOTIX cameras have a different set of LEDs on the front to inform you about different actions/states of the system. Open the LED Setup dialog to modify the LED behavior or to deactivate LED signals as a whole.

Note

Open the General Event Settings dialog to modify the behavior of the LEDs that have been set to Event in this dialog.

LED Settings

Parameter

Description

LED Main Switch

The main switch controls the operating mode of the camera LEDs:

Disabled

If deactivated, the LEDs blink only when the camera is starting. Beyond that, the LEDs will not signal anything.

Custom Configuration

In this operating mode, you can select one of the functions for all LEDs or you can link individual functions to specific LEDs.

Default Configuration

The camera uses a permanently lit LED 0 to signal that it is running. In case of an error, this LED will blink. LED 1 signals the different recording modes. All other LEDs are off. This is the factory default setting.

Transparency Mode

In this mode, LED 0 flashes twice every three seconds. In addition to the recording status, LED 1 or LEDs 1 and 5, respectively, are signaling live image access.

Security Mode

In security mode, LED 0 shows the status of the recording. LED 1 or LEDs 1 and 5, respectively, are signaling live image access. If LED 1 or 1 and 5, respectively, are on permanently, the camera has detected an error. This error is listed in the System Messages, including a link for resetting this error.

Set all LEDs

You can assign the same function to all LEDs:

All other options correspond to the functions that you can select for the individual LEDs. For more detailed information, see the LED Signals help page.

Differently

Select this option to assign different functions to the the LEDs.

Preset

Select this option to set all LEDs as described for the individual models in the Designation of the Camera LEDs section.

Other Options

Sets all LEDs at once to the desired LED signal.

Note

The selected settings may be overruled temporarily by certain applications, e.g. while installing a software update.

IP Video Door Station only: Illumination LEDs

This parameter allows setting different brightness levels for the illumination LEDs:

Off

The illumination LEDs are always off.

1..14

The illumination LEDs are using the selected brightness level.

Max

The illumination LEDs are always using the maximum brightness level.

Auto Detect

The illumination LEDs are always on. As the illumination of the environment decreases, so does the illumination provided by the LEDs.

IP Video Door Station only: Button Illumination

This parameter allows setting different brightness levels for illuminating the camera buttons:

Off

The button illumination is always off.

On

The button illumination is always on.

Auto Detect

The button illumination is off if the illumination LEDs are off. Button illumination will be switched on, if the illumination LEDs are using at least brightness level 1.

IP Video Door Station only: External Illumination

You can link an external source of light to the button illumination using a signal output:

Off

The external illumination is always off. The signal outputs can also be controlled via other camera systems.

Signal Out 1 (Do)

Signal output 1 (Do) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.

Signal Out 2 (eLi)

Signal output 2 (eLi) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.

Signal Out 3 (iLi)

Signal output 3 (iLi) is switched on together with the button illumination. This signal output is switched off together with the button illumination.

Designation of the Camera LEDs

LEDs of the MOBOTIX M15

The MOBOTIX M15 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX D14D/D15

The MOBOTIX D14D/D15 has four LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 1: Power/Error

  • LED 2: Recording

  • LED 3: Off

  • LED 4: Off

LEDs of the MOBOTIX S14/S15 and the External Sensor Modules

The MOBOTIX S14/S15 has two LEDs on the front of the camera casing. In addition, each external sensor module has two more LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

External sensor module:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

Analog camera via MxDigitizer

  • LED 0: Power/Error

LEDs of the MOBOTIX M24M/M25

The MOBOTIX M24M/M25 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX D24M/D25/v25

The MOBOTIX D24M/D25/v25 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX Q24M/Q25/i25/c25/p25

The MOBOTIX Q24M/Q25/i25/c25/p25 has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED 0: Power/Error

  • LED 1: Recording

LEDs of the MOBOTIX IP Video Door Station

The MOBOTIX IP Video Door Station has two LEDs:

Preset LED functions:

  • LED top: Illumination

  • LED bottom right: Button Illumination

 

LED Signals

You can assign a different signaling function to every LED:

Signal

Meaning

Off

The LED's signal feature is deactivated during regular operation.

Note

This setting will be ignored during camera startup.

On

The LED is on without interruption.

Web Access

The LED lights up when the camera's web server is being accessed.

Accessing Live Images

The LED lights up when the camera's live image is being accessed.

Blink

The LED blinks slowly.

Flash

The LED blinks rapidly.

Arming

The LED signals the arming state as set by the Arming LEDs parameter in the General Event Settings dialog (you may have to click on More to display this parameter).

Event

The LED signals events as set by the Event LEDs parameter in the General Event Settings dialog (you may have to click on More to display this parameter).

Recording

The LED is flashing while recording and is off when not recording.

Ethernet

The LED signals activity on the Ethernet interface.

Camera

The LED shows the activity of the image sensors. Slow blinking indicates long exposure times.

VoIP

The LED signals activity on an established VoIP connection.

LED Signals When in VoIP Mode:

  • SIP configured: VoIP LED flashes at 1 Hz.

  • Camera successfully registered with SIP server: VoIP LED flashes at 2 Hz.

  • Error: VoIP LED blinks (about 250 msec on/off).

If a voice connection has been established using the VoIP (SIP) interface, the LEDs signal the following:

  • Listen or Speak: VoIP LED permanently on

  • Intercom: All LEDs are off if the camera's speaker is active ("speaking" as seen by the camera operator). If the camera microphone is active, all LEDs are lit ("listening").

PIR

The LED indicates if an event has been triggered by the passive infrared detector.

Signal Input

The LED lights up when the signal input is active.

Signal Output

The LED lights up when the signal output is active.

Serial interface

The LED signals activity on the serial (RS232) interface.

Note

  • The option at the top is always the default option that is used if Set all LEDs has been set to Default.

  • Depending on the camera model, some of the listed features may not be available.

Other Settings

Parameter

Description

PIR Threshold

Define the trigger level for the passive infrared detector.

Note

Activate the level meter in the Text and Display Settings dialog and select PIR Detector as source. The level meter helps you find the best possible trigger level for your application.


Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.


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