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VCA and Smart Search with the Admiral and Imperial NVRs

Smart Search Filter Options

Typically the most frustrating part of owning a surveillance system is the time that t take to find out what happened when you have an incident. With SCW's Admiral and Imperial lines, looking through footage to find out what happened doesn't have to be a time consuming task. If you have setup any of the VCA options, you can search your footage to find video clips that triggered any of these VCA events - even if you aren't recording on VCA event. You also perform a Smart Search which filters your motion detection event results by defining an area of the screen where you think the event you are looking for occured.

VCA list

VCA (Video Content Analytics) Event Search

VCA Event Search allows you to quickly find events that meet your VCA criterial.

This is very important! You cannot search for events you have not created! You must setup the VCA event in advance of recording footage to be able to detect those VCA events.

How to perform a VCA Search

Login (images are from the webview login)

web login

Select the type of VCA event you want to look for.

smart search, event selection

Select the camera(s) and date and time range that you want to search and then press the "search" button.

smart search, date and camera selection

Smart Search: Region Based Motion Detection Playback

With Smart Search, you can designate a section of the screen and then find motion in that area.

This is very important! You cannot search for motion if you have not set up the motion settings! You must set up motion zones and sensitivity levels to be able to search for motion.

You can do Smart Search searches, even if you have not setup any VCA events. You just have to setup motion detection for Smart Search to work.

How to perform a Smart Search

Login (images are from the webview login)

web login

In the Playback section, select "Smart" in the dropdown.

smart search, playback

Select what camera you want to search, select the date, hit play.

smart search, playback timeline

Once your playback starts you will be able to select “Motion Detection: Draw Area”.

smart search, draw area

Click on the Search button.

smart search, search button

Now you will notice motion events in Green in the area you have selected.

Here's how that looks if you are recording on Continuous mode.

smart search, timeline continuous

Here's how that looks if you are recording on Motion mode.

smart search, playback

Video Content Analytics (VCA) Smart Search is available on these NVRs when combined with SCW Admiral Line Cameras:


  1. The Admiral 4 Channel NVR - ADM4P4



    The Admiral 4 Channel 4K NVR - ADM4P4

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $349.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $249.00


    Recording


    4 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    4 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    4 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    40 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    1 x 4K, 2 x 4MP, 4 x 1080p

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    1 hard drive bay
    Rack Mount Tray Optional
    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    4 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  2. The Admiral 8 Channel NVR - ADM8P8



    The Admiral 8 Channel 4K NVR - ADM8P8

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $549.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $399.00


    Recording


    8 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    8 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    8 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    80 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 8 x 4MP, 8 x 1080P

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    2 hard drive bays
    Rack Mount Ears Optional
    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    8 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  3. The Admiral Pro 16 Channel NVR - ADMP16P16



    The Admiral Pro 16 Channel 4K NVR - ADMP16P16

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $799.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $599.00


    Recording


    16 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    16 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    16 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    160 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 8 x 4MP, 16 x 1080p

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    4 hard drive bays
    Rack Mount Ears Included
    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    16 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Alarm Inputs and Outputs
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  4. The Imperial 32 Channel NVR - IMP32



    The Imperial 32 Channel 4K NVR - IMP32

    Backordered
    Contact your sales rep for a delivery timeline.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $2,299.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $1,499.00


    Recording


    32 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    32 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    32 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    320 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update
    Hot Spare Compatible

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 8 x 4MP, 16 x 1080p, 32 x 960p

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    8 hard drive bays; supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    Rack Mount Ears Included
    2x Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Second 1080P HDMI Out
    Alarm Inputs and Outputs
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  5. The Imperial 32 Channel NVR - IMP32



    The Imperial 64 Channel 4K NVR - IMP64

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $3,499.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $2,499.00


    Recording


    64 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    64 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    64 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    320 Mbps incoming bitrate; 5 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update
    Hot Spare Compatible

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 8 x 4MP, 16 x 1080p, 32 x 960p

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    8 hard drive bays; supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    Rack Mount Ears Included
    2x Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Second 1080P HDMI Out
    Alarm Inputs and Outputs
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  6. The Imperial 128 Channel NVR - IMP128



    The Imperial 128 Channel 4K NVR - IMP128

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $7,999.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $4,999.00


    Recording


    128 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    128 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    100 4K cameras at 20 FPS

    512 Mbps incoming bitrate; 4 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update
    Hot Spare Compatible

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 16 x 1080p, 36 x 720p, 64 x D1

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    16 hard drive bays; supports RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
    Rack Mount Ears Included
    4 RJ-45 10M/100M/1000M adaptive Ethernet Interface
    2 1000M SFP Ethernet Interface
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Alarm Inputs and Outputs
    Footage Download via USB
    Hot Swap Hard Drives

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



  7. The Admiral Pro 32 Channel NVR - ADMP32P16



    The Admiral Pro 32 Channel 4K NVR - ADMP32P16

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $1,499.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $1,299.00


    Recording


    32 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    32 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    32 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    320 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Bitrate: How to avoid being ripped off by fake "1080P" or "4K" NVRs


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    4 hard drive bays
    Rack Mount Ears Included
    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    16 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Alarm Inputs and Outputs
    Footage Download via USB



  8. The Admiral 16 Channel NVR - ADM16P16



    The Admiral Standard 16 Channel 4K NVR - ADM16P16

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    Price: $649.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $449.00


    Recording


    16 1080P cameras at 30 FPS
    16 4MP cameras at 25 FPS
    16 4K cameras at 30 FPS

    160 Mbps incoming bitrate; 10 Mbps per channel

    H.265 encoding


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Viewing


    4 x 4K, 8 x 4MP, 16 x 1080P

    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    2 hard drive bays
    Rack Mount Ears Optional
    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    16 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options