Line Crossing/Intrusion Detection
Line crossing detection or intrusion detection is a function of your DVR, NVR or IP camera. What it does is instantly detect any motion in a certain “set”, set by you. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR or IP camera. For example: you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway, so you go into the software of your DVR, NVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway, of course these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created. But it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence what it will do is activate when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through and external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You may want to know when the kids get home from school or if the delivery person is at your front door, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both high definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings to adjust to meet your needs. For example: you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.
Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras we offer instructional videos (below) to walk you through the entire process on setting up your security system to send you the alerts when areas are breached or lines crossed. You must remember to allow notifications on your smart device if you are being notified through the app or “surveillance center” as it is called on the software setup.