AXIS Camera Station

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Version 5

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About

  • A proven video management system
  • Optimized for Axis’ network video products
  • Quick system setup and intuitive operation
  • Efficient investigation and high definition identification in up to 4K Ultra HD
  • Extensive support organization

Version 5

Tested Functions

Axis Camera Station 2N IP Intercom Version Scan device Video from 2N IP Intercom Audio from 2N IP Intercom Audio to 2N IP Intercom Switch control Events from 2N IP Intercom

5.18.010

2.24.0.33.2 (tick) (tick) (tick) N/S (tick) (warning)

5.13.028

2.21.0.30.3

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5.11.008

2.19.1.28.8

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5.05.010

2.19.0.28.5

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5.05.006

2.17.0.26.1

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2N IP Intercom Settings

  Requirements for 2N IP Intercom

Enable parameter RTSP Server Enabled in menu Services / Streaming.

Enable Onvif and set authorisation data in menu Services / Onvif.
Set Switch control connection type to Unsecure in Services / HTTP API for correct switch control through AXIS Camera Station VMS.
Create new account for HTTP API  in Services / HTTP API / Account 1 and set according User Privileges.

Tested Features (5.18)

  Scan Device

 2N IP Intercom should be found by tool for adding cameras into the AXIS Camera Station VMS. Go to Configuration tab, Devices and Add devices. Choose your 2N IP Intercom and click "Enter password".

And in the following dialog enter ONVIF login and password set-up previously on 2N IP Intercom and confirm with "Ok" button.

 

When the Password is entered, add 2N IP Intercom with " Add(1)" button, the number " (1)" is number of selected devices.

In the following dialog choose "Quick configuration" and go the next dialog window with button "Next".

In the following dialog window fill in desired set-up for camera recordings and confirm with " Install".
To check whether the 2N IP Intercom was successfully added to the AXIS Camera Station system.

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

 Live Video stream from your 2N IP Intercom can be see in "Live view" tab, to add "Live view" tab click "+" button next to the "Configuration" tab.

After switching to this new tab, video from 2N IP Intercom camera, should be seen.

  Audio from 2N IP Intercom

 To enable Audio from 2N IP Intercom go to "Configuration" tab then to "Devices/Streaming profiles" and check the 2N IP Intercom. In lower section of the screen in Audio se Microphone to "Built in microphone or line-in" and click Apply.

Now in live view, you can see panel for manipulating Volume of audio from 2N IP Intercom.          

  Switch control

 To enable switch control from live view, go to settings through "Configuration" tab and through "Recording and events" / "Action Rules".

To add new Rule on switch click on New. In pop-up dialog click on Add to add trigger. And choose Action button in next dialog and confirm with OK.
Choose command button in next dialog, and click Next.
In final dialog of Action Button creation, choose 2N IP Intercom in scrollmenu " Add to camera", and choose appropriate name for a button in Button labe. Click next for adding action button. After adding the Action Button click next.
In next Step a New Rule will be added to activate the switch on 2N IP Intercom. Click on Add.  To activate the switch, Send HTTP Notification has to be chosen. To continue click OK.       
In next dialog add URL, with HTTP command for switch activation. It should look like following, the ipAddress should be IP address of 2N IP Intercom:

http://ipAddress/api/switch/ctrl?switch=1&action=on

And add Authentication credentials for HTTP API, set on 2N IP Intercom. And confirm with OK. Optionaly functionality of command can be tested with Test button. 

After adding action confirm the rule with Finish. And the Rule should be visible in Action Rules.
In the end there should be a button, in live view for switch activation on 2N IP Intercom.

  Events from 2N IP Intercom

Events form 2N IP Intercom can be processed in AXIS Camera Station, but in default state it is not possible to log these events. It is possible however to trigger some action with such event. To do so refer to previous guide for Switch control. It is possible to log events defined from Axis Camera Station like triggering the Door Lock or Powering Up/Down the 2N IP Intercom device. 

Tested Features (5.13)

  Scan Device

 2N IP Intercom should be found by tool for adding cameras into the AXIS Camera Station VMS. Go to "Gears" menu, Devices and Add devices. Check your 2N IP Intercom and click Add.

In case you cannot check your 2N IP Intercom click on blue text "Enter password" and enter ONVIF credentials created on 2N IP Intercom.
In dialog, choose Quick configuration and click Next.
In next dialog, choose desired recording settings, and click on Install.
To verify that the 2N IP Intercom intercom was added, go to "Gears" menu, Devices, Cameras.

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

 Live Video stream from your 2N IP Intercom can be see by clicking on upper leftmost corner of the AXIS Camera Station GUI as highlighted on following picture.

  Audio from 2N IP Intercom

To enable Audio from 2N IP Intercom go to Devices/ Streaming profiles and check the 2N IP Intercom. In lower section of the screen in Audio se Microphone to "Built in microphone or line-in" and click Apply.

Now in live view, you can see panel for manipulating Volume of audio from 2N IP Intercom.

  Switch control

To enable switch control from live view, go to settings through "gears" menu / Recording and events / Action Rules.

To add new Rule on switch click on New. In pop-up dialog click on Add to add trigger. And choose Action button in next dialog and confirm with OK.
Choose command button in next dialog, and click Next.
In final dialog of Action Button creation, choose 2N IP Intercom in scrollmenu " Add to camera", and choose appropriate name for a button in Button labe. Click next for adding action button.
After adding the Action Button click next.
In next Step a New Rule will be added to activate the switch on 2N IP Intercom. Click on Add...
To activate the switch, Send HTTP Notification has to be chosen. To continue click OK.
In next dialog add URL, with HTTP command for switch activation. It should look like following, the ipAddress should be IP address of 2N IP Intercom:

https://ipAddress/api/switch/ctrl?switch=1&action=on

And add Authentication credentials for HTTP API, set on 2N IP Intercom. And confirm with OK. Optionaly functionality of command can be tested with Test button.

After adding action confirm the rule with Finish.
In the end there should be a button, in live view for switch activation on 2N IP Intercom.

  Events from 2N IP Intercom

2N IP Intercom can send changes of virtual ONVIF inputs, this can be used to carry out some action, or to log such an event on side of Axis Camera Station. At first it is needed to set another Action rule in "Gears" section / Recording and events/ Action rules.

To add new Rule on switch click on New. In pop-up dialog click on Add to add trigger. And choose Device Event and confirm with OK.

In following window choose appropriate device ( 2N IP Intercom), and Event " Trigger/DigitalInput", confirm with OK. In New Rule dialog continue with Next.
In the pop-up dialog, choose Raise Alarm and continue with OK.
After creating Action for Alarm, New Rule can be confirmed by Finish.
After Axis Camera Station rule is set, it is needed to set 2N IP Intercom to originate the change of VirtualInput via Automation. On following picture there is an example.
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After creating the function on 2N IP Intercom, the event can be seen in Logs in Axis Camera Station client


Tested Features (5.05, 5.11)

  Scan Device

2N IP Intercom should be found by tool for adding cameras into the AXIS Camera Station VMS. Check your 2N IP Intercom and click next. 

In case you cannot check your 2N IP Intercom click on blue text "Enter password" and enter ONVIF credentials created on 2N IP Intercom.
In next step you can see summary of devices that are going to be added to your AXIS Camera Station VMS.
After installation Process your devices should be succesfuly added to your AXIS Camera Station.

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

Live Video stream from your 2N IP Intercom can be see by clicking on upper leftmost corner of the AXIS Camera Station GUI as highlighted on following picture.

  Audio from 2N IP Intercom

To enable audio from 2N IP Intercom to AXIS Camera Station, you need to go to rightmost menu and then Configuration / Video & Audio Settings.

Choose your 2N IP Intercom and click on edit.
Under Audio / Microphone set "Built-in or line in" and choose OK to complete.
Now there should be avaiable audio from 2N IP Intercom in Live view or in recording. You can set audio volume in Live View at lower leftmost corner of AXIS Camera Station.

  Switch Control

To create button for switching switch on 2N IP Intercom, go to rightmost menu a then Configuration / Recording & Events...

Then choose tab Advanced rules and click New to create new rule.
Then click on Add to add new trigger in popup window choose Action Button and click OK.
Ensure that in next window there is checked Command button and click next.
In next step chose name of the button and tooltip that will be displayed (optional) a and most importantly chose your 2N IP Intercom in "Add to camera" and continue through clicking on next.
In following step you need to approve this trigger event by chosing next.
In next step you should add an action that will be triggered be previously set trigger event. To send HTTP command to 2N IP Intercom to open the door you should set treggerd action to Send HTTP Notification a confirm it by chosing OK.
To open the door connected to switch type in URL following:

  • https://IP_ADDRESS/api/switch/ctrl?switch=X&action=on

Where IP_ADDRESS is IP address of your 2N IP Intercom, and X is ID of switch connected to door lock.

Next you need fill in authentication info created previosly on your 2N IP Intercom and enable box "Authentication required".

To test corect functioning of this HTTP Notification you can click on Test button. If 2N IP Intercom switch is activated correctly, continue by chosing OK.

In next step just continue through clicking on Next.

In this step you can asign time profiles for this rule so it will trigger only in specified time. If you do not wish to set schedule continue through clicking on Next.
No you just set name for this new rule for opening doors. And confirm it by chosing Finish and close Recording & Events dialog.
Now you sould be able to see your created button in live camera view of 2N IP Intercom.

  Events from 2N IP Intercom

Events form 2N IP Intercom can be processed in AXIS Camera Station, but in default state it is not possible to log these events. It is possible however to trigger some action with such event. To do so refer to previous guide for Switch control. It is possible to log events defined from Axis Camera Station like triggering the Door Lock or Powering Up/Down the 2N IP Intercom device.

Required licenses

  • Enhanced Video for RTSP streaming and ONVIF
  • Enhanced Integration for HTTP API access and Automation function

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(tick) - Compatible

(warning) - Work with limitation

(error) - Incompatible