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
VCA (Video content analysis) is the process of automatically analyzing video images to alarm on predefined events like the detection of moving objects in the monitored area or tampering with the camera. It can also be used to gather statistics about the detected objects.
Depending on the camera type, the following VCA algorithm are available in Bosch cameras:
– Intelligent Video Analytics:
Mission-critical, long-distance intrusion detection in extreme weather conditions.
Detection and tracking of moving objects.
– Intelligent Video Analytics Flow:
Basic motion detection of cells in a grid with velocity and direction. Used for counter flow detection in crowds.
– Essential Video Analytics:
Reliable video analytics for small and medium businesses, large retail stores, commercial buildings, and warehouses. Detection and tracking of moving objects.
Basic change detection of cells in a grid. Can be used to trigger recordings.
– Tamper detection:
Detects camera occlusion, turning away from the monitored scene, extreme lighting conditions and basic idle / removed object detection.
If you would like to stop this setting, please follow the steps below.
⚠️ WARNING: Do not upgrade the camera firmware directly to 7.81.
If you do this, “error 13: device check failed” message will be displayed, and the firmware will not be upgraded successfully.
1. Please make sure that the following steps are appropriate for your case, which means that the firmware version of your camera is 6.32.
The current version of the camera firmware can be checked in the web GUI from Configuration > Service > System Overview:
✅ Try to use the combined firmware package for all platforms, which can be downloaded from the following link.
Useful in case the combined firmware package is not available anymore:
Where you can find the intermediate firmware version when upgrading CPP4 cameras?
To upgrade to a newer firmware version using this combined firmware package, products may require to have this firmware file uploaded multiple times until the intended firmware version is installed.
Since intermediate firmware versions might have vulnerabilities that are fixed in later versions, it is advised to always install up to the most recent version.
In this case, where the camera has firmware version 6.32, you should apply this firmware twice.
The first time it will be upgraded to 6.50 and the second time to 7.10.
After the first upgrade, check the current version and then apply again until you get the desired version.
See also the Release letter:
2. After downloading the firmware package, go to Configuration > Service > Maintenance
3. Search for the file and upload it to proceed with the upgrade
This article contains detailed examples for the absolute position functions of the various IP models of the Autodome & MIC cameras.
The support model series are: • Current Models: AUTODOME IP 4000/5000, AUTODOME IP 4000i/5000i, VG5 IP 7000, MIC IP 7000 & MIC IP 7000i, MIC IP 9000i • EOL models: VG5 700, VG5-800, JR HD
NOTES: 1. These commands will NOT work with either the Analog cameras with the serial interface.
2. The HD cameras do not support the OSRD absolute position commands. The HD models operate using the BICOM protocol over IP.
Please upgrade your camera to the latest FW version available on Download Area webpage (go to the Firmware tab > select Cameras and Encoders > INTEOX > click “Select” button) > download the latest firmware and upgrade your camera
Default camera to factory setting after FW upgrade
Install the MPEG ActiveX
If the behavior is still present, please provide the Central Technical Support team with the Maintenance and Diagnostics logs from the camera; as well: a clear picture from the System overview of the camera (How to collect logs from your Bosch IP Camera/Encoder?)
You can refer also to the following article which may be useful in this case:
Which Browser is supported for Bosch cameras (web interface)?
Other useful information can be found on the article below where you will find out the CPP version of Bosch IP cameras. Thus, you will know which firmware you should use for upgrading your device:
Which CPP corresponds to certain cameras and encoders?
Important! Please always check the system requirements section from Firmware Release Letter.
According to the Release Letter of CPP13 INTEOX cameras, Firmware version 7.75.0008 the System Requirements are the following:
Configuration Manager 7.30 or newer
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher (only for Bosch FW functionality, not for local app management)
Usually, the azimuth is used when you want to teach the camera where it is located on the map (Geolocation).
The direction into which the camera looks is described by the azimuth angle.
Azimuth - The pan angle from zero to 359 degrees in one-degree increments.
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)
This article will guide you to upgrade your MIC camera.
This procedure is not applicable for MIC 440 Explosion Proof version.
Protocol change must be executed in our repair center, hence unit must be send to our repair center by RMA procedure.
Connected by use of USB / RS485 converter.
Do not use the “Transparent” USB converter anymore as this is not compatible the latest version of Universal Camset Software 4.12
Make sure that you have the MICUSB485VTR2 (USB to RS485)
Make sure you have programmed on your PC latest Firmware of Camset Software.
Version 4.12 includes the MIC file 1.07 which contain all available protocols.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT connect theMIC-USBto the PCUSBport UNTIL AFTER the software has been installed.
In case Bi-phase card has been inserted in Power Supply box, remove this PCB during upgrading of your MIC camera, in very few cases this could cause a connection failure.