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Note  For a description and a complete list of UI Objects, see UI Objects.

A real-time view of a camera or grid of cameras. Unlike the camera object, camerapanel has two operating modes: live and playback. It includes a panel that allows access to various functions:

  • motions' list: a list of all the motions
  • live mode:
    • play last motion
    • PTZ functions: zoom (in, out), pan (up, right, down, left), enlarge, show all, stop
    • cycle mode: cycles through all the cameras (or the cameras specified in the camera list parameter). Stops on a camera if there's a motion being recorded
  • playback mode
    • playback controls: play/pause, previous/next motion
    • motion progress bar
    • send screenshot to an email address: sends the current frame to the specified address
    • download video: generates and download an MPEG-4 video that includes all the frames from the currently shown one to the last one of the current motion
    • exit playback mode

While in playback mode, hovering the mouse cursor on the lower part of the image (or touching and dragging if using a touch-enabled device) will show a preview of the corresponding frame. Clicking the upper part of the image will toggle back to live mode.

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  • id: the object's ID, used by UISets
  • address: the name of the camera, as in the Cameras parameter in hsyco.ini, or the name of a camera grid, defined as gridN, where N is the grid number assigned in hsyco.ini
  • position: the object's position. Use the pixels or rows and columns coordinates format
  • size: the camera image's width and height
  • camera list: optional. If defined, it limits the cameras you can view from this panel when cycling between cameras (clicking on the camera name, or the camera view), to those listed here


(camerapanel[!<id>] <address>; <position>; <width>; <height>; <camera list>)


(camerapanel!cam1 livingroom; x3y0; 520; 283)


The camerapanel object has a fullscreen mode, that can be toggled by clicking the fullscreen icon, or by setting the value of the "fullscreen" UI Attribute.

The fullscreen mode will hide any other object and scale the camerapanel to cover the whole screen.

If the URL query "fullwindow" is present, the camerapanel will just expand inside the browser's window instead of actually going fullscreen.

On mobile, while in fullscreen mode, it will be possible to zoom the image in and out, using a pinch gesture.

UI Attributes

Common attributes

Name Value Description
pos x<x>y<y> Position specified as x/y coordinates. E.g. x-5y10
visible true Default. Show the object
false Hide the object
blink true | slow Blink the object at a slow speed
fast Blink the object at a fast speed
false Stop the blinking
opacity 0.0 ... 1.0 Object opacity from 0 (not visible) to 1 (fully visible)
rotation 0 ... 360 Object rotation in degrees. Images are rotated around the center point, all other objects are rotated around the top left corner

Camera attributes

Name Value Description
camera <name> The name of the camera, or the name of a camera grid, defined as grid<n>, where <n> is the grid number
cameralist comma-separated list of camera names:


Allows to dynamically change the list of cameras viewable in a camerapanel object
play true Play the latest motion
<yyyymmddhhmmss> Play the motion from the specified time or the nearest frame available, using the format "yyyymmddhhmmss" (e.g. "20141016125534")
<timestamp> Play the motion from the specified timestamp (in seconds) or the nearest frame available
rwd Rewind to the previous motion
fwd Forward to the next motion
pause true Pause the camera if in playback mode
<yyyymmddhhmmss> Pause a motion at the specified time or the nearest frame available, using the format "yyyymmddhhmmss" (e.g. "20141016125534")
<timestamp> Pause a motion at the specified timestamp (in seconds) or the nearest frame available
rwd Rewind to the previous motion and pause it
fwd Forward to the next motion and pause it
live true Toggle live mode

Camerapanel attributes

Name Value Description
fullscreen true Enables fullscreen mode
false Disables fullscreen mode
panel true Default value. Shows a background panel
false Hides the background panel