Motion Search

Your cameras record video at your business non-stop; when there is something you want to look at or search for within your video footage, you may find it overwhelming to locate anything due to the sheer amount of footage available.

Motion Search allows you to identify a key area of video and then search for any interaction within that area. It can be used when something goes missing, someone uses a backdoor, or even to audit employee break times.

The GIF below provides an example of how motion search can help you find specific parts of a video:

You can easily jump to a time in your video when motion occurs in an area you have specified. You can specify a motion area using the Motion Search tool, which allows you to draw over a specific part of the video and track motion in that area. In the example above, the user has drawn over the top of a door - this allows the user to see specific points along the timeline (bottom of the video) whenever motion occurs at the top of the door (if the door opens or closes, for example).

You can track motion to highlight specific points of your video footage by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Video page in Video Discovery.

  2. Select a location.

  3. Select the camera you would like to conduct a motion search on.

  4. Use the timeline tool at the bottom of the video player to select a time to start on.

  5. In the top-right corner of the page, select the Motion Search button.

  6. Click and hold your mouse button in the video area to draw and highlight an area of interest.

  7. Once you've highlighted an area of interest, select Done and look at the timeline. Here you will see blue bars that represent motion.

Tip: Select the arrow buttons in the video player >| |< to cycle between each individual motion event.

Check out this video for more information on how to conduct a motion search: