Aware was designed from the ground up to work with a range of third-party cameras. It implements several protocols and dynamically controls the connected cameras’ streams to give the optimal balance of resolutions for storage, analytics, and live viewing.
As always, we are committed to improving the interoperability of the Aware system and will continue to develop workarounds within our code to maximize the number of cameras that can be handled automatically out of the box.
However, this is not always sufficient to work with all cameras. Some cameras do not share a common protocol with Aware, and in some cases, other issues prevent the use of the protocol in the way we desire. With this release, you can use two changes to improve the connections to these cameras.
- You can add a camera using an RTSP URL. This allows any camera providing an RTSP stream to be added to Aware regardless of how that stream is configured. The feature enables integration to a broader range of cameras and other systems.
- In cases where the automatic selection of resolutions does not work, we already had a manual stream configuration mode. In this release, you can now copy the manual stream settings from one camera to another, making it easier to manage multiple cameras.
This month’s release also includes:
- the ability to ignore a color in search and rules
- the option to remove stationary objects from heatmaps
- a new single pane (1x1) layout option in Video view
- the creation of audio rules that cover multiple audio alarm types
- a centralized audit logging for increased IT reporting
- the ability to rotate the video from the Ava Camera in 90° steps
- and much more
Discover all the new features included in Aware 3.5 and Ava Cameras 3.5 from our release notes.