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.
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.
When in upright position the combo illuminators are already mounted, and afterwards the camera needs another position ( INVERTED ), please remove first the illuminators prior starting the procedure to change the ORIENTATION. If not, then you will get the next message:
“Changing orientation is not possible because of the mounted illuminators”
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.
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.
‘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).
The camera may be out of focus during a rapid zoom change if:
There is a large amount of reflection with full sunlight.
Or, there are headlights or bright lights present at night. This problem occurs most often when used in traffic applications.
The camera tries to focus on the bright lights and fails to find the correct focus position (example snapshot of headlights below).
Find how you can fix this issue from this article!
MIC 7000i with FW 7.72 shows blurred images.
After restart, the quality of the image is good for a short time, but the issue reappear.
Only Applicable to these models:
MIC 7000i (MIC-7502-Z30x)
MIC 9000i (MIC-9502-Z30x)
Find how you can fix this issue from this article!
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
A password prevents unauthorized access to the device. You can use different authorization levels to limit access. Proper password protection is only guaranteed when all higher authorization levels are also protected with a password. Therefore, you must always start from the highest authorization level when assigning passwords.
This article will guide you step by step to set the destination password for decoders.
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