This driver allows you to integrate Amcrest Camera’s Control4 Navigators. The driver allows you to view video on the different navigator interfaces and also allows you to use motion to trigger events. PTZ (if supported by the camera) is also supported by this driver.
- Add driver to Documents\Control4\Drivers directory.
- Launch the Composer Pro application and connect to your project
- In the ‘System Design’ page select the ‘Search’ tab on the right hand side.
- Select ‘Camera’ as the device type.
- Double click on ‘Amcrest NVRt’ to add to the camera
- Note: you will need 1 instance per camera on the NVR
- In the driver properties enter the correct license key.
- Trial will auto start without entering a key
- Enter the IP Address, http, rtsp ports for the camera
- Enter the correct credentials and select Digest as the authentication method
- for the Channel # property set that to the channel # you are wanting a video image of
- Snapshot Channel: Can be the same as the video channel or may be n-1. For example Channel 1, may have a snapshot channel of 0
- StreamMethod: If ‘1’ doesn’t load properly, please set it to ‘2’ and test again (refresh navigators required)
- SubType: this is used for the substream to load of video. 1 is default, 2 is the other option for stream
Motion detection events from the camera can trigger events in Control4®
Loads basic camera meta-data into Control4® Composer
Allows automated reboots of the camera
Home is set to preset1
Supports full range PTZ controls (assuming your camera does)
Supports jumping to 6 presets
Driver Properties Explained
Version – Version # of the driver
Store – The store you purchased the driver from. All new purchases in 2019 will be Blackwire Designs
License Key – Enter the License Key generated by Blackwire
License Status – Will tell you if the license is activated, trial mode or expired
Director MAC – Will display the MAC address of the Director
Debug Level – The different debug levels. Trace is the most verbose
Debug Mode – Print will display the debug information in the LUA tab
Channel # – the Channel of the camera you which the driver to display
Snapshot Channel – Should be the same as the camera channel, but on some Analog or Hybrid NVRs the channel number is the video channel – 1 for the snapshot. Example: Video Channel 8 is snapshot channel 7
PanSpeed – A value from 1 – 8 on how fast the pan motion should be for pan/tilt cameras
PTZTime – How long the PTZ will run for in milliseconds each time it is pressed
StreamMethod – There are 2 different stream methods. If you aren’t having luck getting a video to stream with the default of 1, change to 2.
subType – the video stream for the driver to pull. 0, 1, 2 based on the number of streams the camera supports
Camera Name – will auto load from the meta data
Serial # – the camera’s serial number
Software Version – the version of software on the NVR
Version 3 only supports blackwire licensingVersion 2.0.10 - (October 17, 2017)