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Avigilon

 

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Native Integration Available

This integration requires a Class 2 License and an OpsLink+. Please contact your account manager for more details. Steps to configure your device can be found here.

Native Integration: Supported Features

  • Live Video

  • PTZ

  • Audio Transmit

  • Get Config

Native Integration: Requirements

Version Requirements

  • ACC Enterprise Edition with Avigilon Control Center Version 5.8, 6 or 7
  • ACC Standard Edition with Avigilon Control Center Version 5.8, 6 or 7

Note: ACC Core Edition is not supported

 

License Requirements

 Avigilon ACC 'Control Center' License

 

Network Requirements

From

To

Port

Use

OpsLink+

Avigilon ACC Server(s)

38880/38881 TCP

Commands

OpsLink+

Avigilon ACC Server(s)

51000 UDP & TCP

Video

OpsLink+

cloudlink.sureviewops.com

443 TCP

Connection to SureView Ops

OpsLink+

download.sureviewsystems.com

443 TCP

SureView Software Updates and install packages

 

Permission Requirements

Requires a valid ACC user login that has client access to all required cameras and systems

Native Integration: Device Setup

In Avigilon

Camera Streams set to H.264 - SureView Response only permits video encoded as H.264 to be streamed from cameras and video systems.

On the OpsLink+

Install DirectX version 9

    • To install the needed DirectX version 9 use the following Installer. The installer downloads a 93 Mb file during install.
    • If an Online Install If that is not an option, the full file can be downloaded separately for offline install

In SureView

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 Avigilon is an advanced integration and must be configured using the using advanced "Device Setup" page and the "Device Configuration" feature.

Once the fields are completed based on the advise below, use the Get Configuration button to automatically populate the Avigilon Cameras into SureView.

Field Value
Title The friendly name of the Avigilon Server you are connecting to
Area The Area/site that the Avigilon devices/cameras will be added to
Type Avigilon Control Center Version 6 or 7 Select "Avigilon V6"
Avigilon Control Center Version 5 Select "Avigilon V5"
Ops Link The name of your connected SureView Device "Cloud Link" server
Host The local IP or Host address of the Genetec Directory Server where the Sureview Router service is installed (from the perspective of the SureView Device 'CloudLink' server
Port The Base Port of the ACC (See Troubleshooting)
Username The username used to log into the ACC client
Password The username used to log into the ACC client
Device Indexes/Device Identifiers The connection string for the Area, this will be automatically populated by the Get Configuration feature (So leave blank during initial setup)

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Native Integration: Troubleshooting

Camera Stream Issues

SureView Ops Ops only permits video encoded as H.264 to be streamed from cameras and video systems.  Please ensure that the Avigilon Camera Streams are set to H.264 within the Avigilon Software.

If a different stream type has been selected it can cause unexpected issues within the SureView Camera stream such as a camera failing to stream any video or the camera stream staring but cutting out after a short time.

My device is using too much bandwidth

The Avigilon has been updated with optimized CPU usage on cloud servers, and this is achieved using built in Bandwidth Limitation. In order to manually set the limit for this, you will need to add the following config setting into the Sureview Device Service worker config file (Inside the Sureview install folder on the SureView Device 'CloudLink' Server , open "/DeviceServer/DeviceWorker.exe.config").

<appSettings>
<!-- The value to restrict the bandwidth of Avigilon devices in bytes per second (Bps), 0 is unlimited, default or null is 1MBps -->
<add key="AvigilonBandwidth" value="131072" />
</appSettings>


If the value is set as '0' then the bandwidth will be unrestricted, however if this value is not included in the config file then the default value of 1 Megabit per second is used.

My ACC base port is incorrect

To discover your ACC servers base port, or to adjust it. Navigate to the machine/server hosting the ACC server. Open up the Avigilon Control Center 5 Admin Tool. Under the settings tab select Network. This will open up the Network dialog that will show what ports the ACC is using.FindControlPort.png

What camera resolutions are supported in the Integration by default?

By using the camera quality setting in Sureview you can request different camera quality from Avigilon. The following describes the corresponding resolution settings

Highest = 4CIF [704x576]
High = DCIF [528x384]
Medium = CIF [352 x288]
Low = SCIF [256x192]
Lowest = QCIF [176 x144]

 

Setting the video pixels against each quality setting
Inside the Device.Worker.exe.config (on the SureView Device 'CloudLink' Server) add a quality setting and pixel ratio for those you wish to override.

The key should bee added between <appSettings> and </appSettings>

Highest, High, Medium, Low, and Lowest are the available options. Only one override per quality settings.

Examples:

<add key="AvigilonV6_PixelQuality_HighestQualityPixel" value="1920x1080" />
<add key="AvigilonV6_PixelQuality_HighQualityPixel" value="1280x720" />
<add key="AvigilonV6_PixelQuality_LowestQualityPixel" value="180x100" />

 

The format above must be followed in order for the override to take place, otherwise the existing defaults will be used. The values added into value must be integers and be separated by a single 'x'.

 

Live view doesn't work with 'Failed to Initialise SDK....' error

Try the following to clear the error

  1. Make sure Direct X 9 or above is installed on the Sureview server that is running the integration

  2. Reboot the SureView Device 'CloudLink' Server

  3. Reinstall the Avigilon integration

Some device workers are not closing correctly

Update the device worker config (on the SureView Device 'CloudLink' Server) and add the following within the <runtime> section:

<legacyUnhandledExceptionPolicy enabled="1"/>

This ensures 3rd party errors don't prevent the device worker from closeing down cleanly.

Sureview is not playing live video from Avigilon ACC

In certain networking scenarios, especially when NAT is involved, the integration might need to be switched to a "WAN" mode where the network connection reverts to a more specific nature. This is configurable within the ExtraValue field by adding a "wan" option 

Camera will not connect [Failed to login : ErrFailure]

  1. Verify that the Sureview user account is able to login and has sufficient privilege's. Note that Avigilon user names are case sensitive.

  2. Verify the version of Avigilon installed on SureView Device 'CLoudLink' Server and Selected Device Type in SureView

    1. Avigilon V5 - Supports Avigilon ACC5

    2. Avigilon V6 - Supports Avigilon ACC6 and ACC7

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