Operator Console

The Operator Console window gives SAFR operators a unified UI with which to manage cameras, monitor events and activity, and view identity information. The Operator Console is only available on Windows.

In the screenshot below, the major panels of the console are outlined in green. The Search by Image button is outlined in red; clicking on this button opens the Search by Image Window.

Recent Activity Panel (Center Panel)

This panel, located in the center of the Operator Console window, displays thumbnail images of the events that your SAFR system has recently recorded. You can select which events will be displayed by selecting one of the 3 values at the upper right corner of the panel:

Hovering over an event thumbnail causes the thumbnail to be outlined. See Interpret Video Feed Overlays for information about what the different colors mean. Note: Threats and Concerns are always outlined in red and yellow, respectively.

Hovering over an event thumbnail usually also causes a button to appear. Clicking on the button causes the following menu items to appear:

Video Sources Panel (Left Panel)

This panel, located along the left side of the Operator Console window, displays all the video sources that are defined for your SAFR system. If a video source is associated with a VIRGO daemon, double clicking it will cause its live video feed to play in the Live Video Panel on the right of the Operator Console window.

Inactive sources are greyed out, while all the sources whose events are included in the Recent Activity Panel have a checkmark next to them. Note that you can check and uncheck sources on this window, but you must configure whether they’re active or inactive elsewhere.

Sources with a yellow exclamation mark next to them are experiencing errors with at least one of the video feeds associated with it. (Although each source usually has only one video feed associated with it, it’s possible to associate multiple feeds with a single source.) To troubleshoot video feed errors, do the following:

  1. Hover over the source with an exclamation mark.
  2. Note which video feed is experiencing the error.
  3. Go to the Video Feeds Status window to get more information.

The Video Sources panel can be collapsed and expanded by clicking on the Toggle panel hamburger icon in the upper left corner of the Operator Console. The eye icon in the upper right of the panel expands and closes the live video panel on the far left of the Operator Console.

Live Video Panel (Right Panel)

This panel, located along the right side of the Operator Console Window, displays live video feeds.

Note: Live video feeds are only available for feeds associated with a VIRGO daemon. You can create VIRGO daemons in the Video Feeds Status Window.

You can right click on a live video to enable or disable tracking frames. Tracking frames are colored indicator frames overlaid around detected faces and objects. See the color codes section here for a description of what each color indicates.

This panel can be collapsed and expanded by clicking on the eye icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Video Sources Panel. You can view the live video feeds in their own dedicated window by clicking on the Context menu in the upper right corner of the panel, and selecting Open panel in new window.

Match Notifications (Bottom Panel)

This panel, located along the bottom of the Operator Console window, displays notifications of all the events that meet the specified levels of threat specified by the panel’s Context menu in the upper right corner of the panel. By default, Show all Threat and Show all Concern are selected, while Show all No-Concern isn’t.

The events are aggregated based on the person that triggered the event. Whenever a new event is triggered that meets the threat level criteria, that event is added to the Match Notification panel and the panel is automatically expanded. You can manually collapse or expand the panel by clicking on the panel’s header bar.

All new events are marked with a red circle in the upper left corner, so you can easily identify newly generated events. To clear the red circles, collapse the Match Notification panel.

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