SAFR Panasonic Video Insight Integration Guide

Integrated SAFR Video Insight is only available on Windows.

Integrating SAFR’s facial recognition and analysis capabilities into Video Insight allows SAFR to trigger camera flashes and/or pop-up alert messages on Video Insight camera windows when specified types of people are seen by cameras. This makes it much easier to quickly and accurately separate unknown people from authorized people from known threats.

This page discusses how to install and configure SAFR and Video Insight so that the two systems are properly integrated. The SAFR Panasonic Video Insight Operation Guide discusses how to operate the integrated systems.

Integration Overview

A typical deployment requires the following:

Cameras are connected to the VI Health MonitorPlus. The SAFR Desktop Client can then connect to the MonitorPlus to perform analysis of the video feeds and trigger Video Insight camera view color flashes and/or pop-up alert messages. Depending on the number of cameras you need, one or more machines may be required to run the SAFR Desktop Client(s), each processing multiple video feeds. The Desktop Client is also used to perform various management activities.

System Requirements

Video Insight has the following system requirements:

SAFR has the following system requirements:

Install and Configure SAFR

  1. Go to the SAFR Download Portal.
  2. If you’re doing a cloud deployment, download and install Windows SAFR Desktop. Make sure to select the Video Insight install option.
  3. If you’re doing an on-premise deployment, download and install Windows SAFR Platform. Make sure to select the Video Insight install option.
    • When installing the SAFR Platform, the default SAFR port assignments sometimes conflict with other software port assignments. If a port conflict occurs, the error message shown below will pop up in the middle of your installation.

      If this happens, do the following:
      1. Click OK to edit port configurations.
      2. Notepad will open, displaying the safrports.conf file.
      3. Edit any conflicting ports to new values. (e.g. CoviHTTP=18080)
      4. Save and exit Notepad.
    The Platform installer will then restart and the new port values will be used. You can find the modified safrports.conf file at C:\Program Files\RealNetworks\SAFR\.

After the installation finishes, two icons will appear on your desktop: one labeled SAFRActions and another labeled SAFR. SAFRActions launches SAFR Actions, while SAFR launches the Desktop Client. The SAFR Server (when installed as part of a local deployment) automatically runs as a collection of background services.

Immediately following installation, the installer opens the Desktop Client and prompts you to log in with your SAFR Account credentials. Make sure to log in; it’s important in acquiring the SAFR license.

Connect SAFR to Video Insight

To connect SAFR to Video Insight, do the following:

  1. Within your SAFR Desktop Client, select Tools->Preferences->Video Insight.
  2. Enter information for the first four settings on the SAFR Video Insight Preferences menu: Video Insight User Id, Video Insight User Password, Video Insight Server Address, and Video Insight Server Port. See below for information about the available SAFR Video Insight preference settings.

SAFR Video Insight Preferences

You can configure several settings specific to Video Insight by opening the SAFR Desktop Client and clicking on Tools -> Preferences -> Video Insight.

Verify the Connection to Video Insight

To verify that your SAFR system successfully connected to the Video Insight system, do the following:

  1. Open the Camera Feed Analyzer in the SAFR Desktop Client.
  2. Click on the camera selection drop-down menu at the top of the Camera Feed Analyzer.
  3. You should see the cameras connected to Video Insight among the available camera. (All Video Insight cameras have the camera’s IP address or hostname appended to the beginning of the camera name.)
    • If you don’t see any Video Insight cameras listed, try shutting down and then restarting your SAFR Desktop Client.

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