If you have CPP4 cameras with 6.11 firmware (FW) version and you need to upgrade them to the latest version, normally you have to upgrade to an intermediate firmware version first.
But where you can find this firmware ?
What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support?
This article explains briefly the basics of SNMP. Declares the basic terms of the protocol. It also explains what part of the protocol is supported by Bosch cameras.
Basics of SNMP and terms.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a common protocol to monitor the health status of a system. Such a monitoring system typically has a central management server that collect all the data from the system’s compatible components and devices. SNMP provides two methods to gain the system health status:
–The network management server can poll the health status of a device via SNMP requests.
–Devices can actively notify the network management server about their system health status in case of error or alarm conditions through sending SNMP traps to the SNMP server. Such traps must be configured inside the device.
Details how to configure Bosch camera to send SNMP traps - How to activate the SNMP and configure sending SNMP traps from Bosch cameras?
SNMP also allows configuration of some variables inside devices and components. The information, which messages a device supports and which traps it can send, is derived from the Management Information Base, the so-called MIB file, a file that is delivered with a product for easy integration into a network monitoring system. There are three different version of the SNMP protocol:
–SNMP version 1
SNMP version 1 (SNMPv1) is the initial implementation of the SNMP protocol. It is widely used and has become the de facto standard protocol for network management and monitoring. But SNMPv1 has become under threat due to its lack of security features. It only uses ‘community strings’ as a kind of passwords, which are transmitted in clear text.Thus, SNMPv1 shall only be used when it can be assured that the network is physically protected against unauthorized access.
–SNMP version 2
SNMP version 2 (SNMPv2) included improvements in security and confidentiality, amongst others, and introduced a bulk request to retrieve large amounts of data in a single request. However, its security approach was considered way too complex,hindering its acceptance. Thus, it was soon pushed out by version SNMPv2c, which equals SNMPv2 but without its controversial security model, reverting to the community-based method from SNMPv1instead, similarly lacking security.
–SNMP version 3
SNMP version 3 (SNMPv3) mainly adds security and remote configuration enhancements. These include improvements on confidentiality by encryption of packets, message integrity and authentication. It also addresses large-scale deployment of SNMP.
Bosch cameras SNMP
To check what SNMP version does a particular camera support, check the data sheet of the device. (Find it under your device in the product catalogue - https://www.boschsecurity.com/xc/en/product-catalog/)
since FW 6.40 onwards Bosch devices support SNMP v1 legacy and SNMP v3
With fw7.70 a new feature was introduced that allows you to tune the scene for Day and Night separately using 2 custom scene modes.
This article explains how to switch the scene modes Custom mode#1 & Custom mode#2 based on Day or Night for Bosch cameras
This article lists how to configure ANR feature in BVMS and how correctly to set up iSCSI and direct replay.
Configuration of ANR in BVMS system
Insert SD card into camera and power it on.
In Configuration Client, select Devices page.
Device password and CHAP password. There are two possible configuration set ups - to configure password for both device and iSCSI connection or to leave both without password. Choose and configure one of them (3.1 or 3..2).
3.1. Set device user password and CHAP password
3.2. No CHAP password for ANR
Note: Mixing the parameters between the two options 3.1 and 3.2 will lead to issues in direct replay from SD card.
This article describes the camera tamper detection options available with FW 6.30: Scene too dark / bright, global change, reference image check.
Applications: - Detect camera blinding - Detect camera being moved away from of its view - Detect the loss of sufficient overall illumination - Detect idle / removed objects, e.g. objects in front of an emergency exit
Limitations: - Not available on thermal cameras
This article describes idle and removed object detection with Intelligent or Essential Video Analytics in FW 6.30, how to configure it and what the limitations are.
Applications: - Detect parked cars in no-parking zones - Detect blocked emergency exits - Detect the removal of museum exhibits - Detect suspiciously left packages in high-security areas - Detect idle bags in walk-through areas
Limitations: - Not available on thermal cameras - Does not work in crowds - No abandoned baggage detection - No differentiation between baggage and persons sitting or lying down - Does not work in front of moving background like wind in trees or water - Does not work during illumination changes or camera brightness adaptations
Never lose track of an object of interest! Intelligent Tracking automatically zooms in to and follows a selected Intelligent Video Analytics object as far as possible with the camera.
For AUTODOME / MIC IP 7000, this means automatically steering the camera to zoom in to the object and follow it.
For a FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000, Intelligent Tracking is available in the Virtual PTZ video and steers the dewarped cut-out.
For DINION / FLEXIDOME IP 7000 / 8000 cameras, Intelligent Tracking can steer a region of interest (ROI) stream. This article describes how to set Intelligent Tracking up with FW 6.30 and lists the differences based on the camera types.
Each camera imager can be configured separately and therefore many settings can be made and checked separately.
Settings in the Installer Menu can be made on a per-camera basis, including sensor mode, image rotation & lens settings with the lens wizard.
Please find in this article some settings you can do separately for each FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera imager on the camera’s web page.
Traffic detector has been developed to cope with all traffic densities up to high density like congestions and queues in front of traffic lights. It also detects non-moving vehicles and is thus applicable for smart parking. In addition to vehicles, it also detects pedestrians.
Tunnels & Highways: o Collection of traffic statistics o Detection of congestions for automatic speed signaling o Detection of wrong way driving
Intersections: o Detecting presence and volume of vehicles
Smart parking: o Detect parked cars
This article explains how to integrate the Bosch MIC IP 7000 HD camera series into any existing analog CCTV system using the Bosch VIDEOJET decoder 3000. The most common integration scenarios are listed below:
Simple integration using direct connectivity to analog monitor and joystick, typically found in single camera installation (for example, mobile surveillance vehicles)
Integration into an existing analog matrix switcher typically found in large installations (such as for city surveillance)
An object moving or a low/ higher contrast scene can throw off the autofocus option, resulting in a soft focus or even not focus at all.
Using manual focus is an obvious solution, but manual focus isn’t exactly easy to get sharp images.
Manual focus requires a bit of know-how and some practice to get right.
If you would like to improve the performance and get a sharp image, please see below how you can manually adjust the focus ring on a Dinion Thermal camera.
Some options have been removed when compared to previous CPPs, as they are only useful for moving cameras.
Find here the overview of the web page of ‘Live’ functions section and the options remained available for FLEXIDOME multi 7000i (CPP14) cameras.
‘Display stamping’ submenu has been moved from the General menu to the Camera menu.
Open one browser
Type the IP address of your camera
Go to Configuration > expand the Camera menu. The "Display stamping" menu will be displayed there. Options are much more flexible than in the previous cameras, they are now like CPP13 cameras (INTEOX).
According to its Data Sheet, the Flexidome IP 3000i IR camera has 2 options to activate the alarm input.
Please refer to the diagram from this article if you would like to get alarm input from some physical sensors.
The camera supports the SNMP V1 (Simple Network Management Protocol) for managing and monitoring network components, and can send SNMP messages (traps) to IP addresses. It supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code.
You may need the SNMP MIB file when you are trying to monitor the camera through a Bosch or 3rd party software. This article aims to describe how to find and enable the SNMP on a DINION 6000 HD camera.
Same LAN connection between the camera and PC
The purpose of this article is to help you disabling the compass character from the Screen Display (OSD) of the PTZ camera via its web interface .
This example was troubleshooted on one AUTODOME dynamic 7000 HD camera with FW version 7.10.0076