Seon Path Tutorial 09: Adding or Editing Vehicle Types

In this tutorial:

This tutorial guides through the process of adding or editing Vehicle Type entries in Fleet Settings.

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Adding or editing vehicle types

Vehicles can be grouped into Types for tracking and management. The Vehicle Types tab allows customers to create and edit default settings assigned to each Type of Vehicle in the Fleet.

Newly added Vehicles will have those Vehicle and Alarm settings assigned to their corresponding Type until they are eventually edited.

Click on the Add button if you want to add a new Vehicle Type or click on an existing one (underlined) to edit its information.

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The Vehicle Type menu appears.

  1. Add a new Vehicle Type ID (required field) or directly edit the Description of the existing one.
  2. Select an appropriate icon from the drop-down menu to display for that vehicle.
  3. Click Save (or click Cancel to exit menu).
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Users with remote video recording capabilities, such as those using vMax Commander, will have an Alarms tab displayed.

Under Alarms:

  1. Select Download Alarm Event to enable this feature.
  2. Select Download Video to have vMax Live download the video segments that are associated to the Alarm events. This enables related fields.
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  1. If Download Video is selected, enter the video Pre and Post Alarm Times in minutes and seconds to specify the length of the video segment downloaded with the Alarm event.
  2. Select All Channels if you want to include all available cameras in the alarm video download.
  3. Choose the Resolution (High or Low) of the video to be downloaded from the drop-down menu. Keep in mind that high resolution video has better quality but takes longer to download.
  4. Click Set All if you want to apply the newly specified settings to all Alarm types.
  5. Otherwise, enter individual settings for each Alarm type including Alarm NameDownload Alarm Event and Download VideoPre and Post Alarm video times, All Channels (if preferred), FTP Upload and Resolution.
  6. Check Update All Vehicles with this Vehicle Type if preferred.
  7. Click Save (or click Cancel to exit the menu).

NOTE: FTP Upload

If selected, a video is automatically converted to .avi file and uploaded to the customer’s FTP site. By default, video starts 4 seconds before and ends 4 seconds after the event. Notice that only one Alarm Type can be set for FTP Upload.

IMPORTANT: Alarm Type Considerations

The number and type of Alarms available in the Vehicle Type and Vehicle menus can vary depending on the DVR installed in the Vehicle. In general terms, the Alarm types help organize alarms and other signals based on the response expected from the system after the event.

Some DVR models have a two-pin alarm input that allows the connection of an Alarm Switch (figure on the left showing a red button). During installation, alarms triggered by this button are configured as Alarm 0 in vMax Live. An Event-Diagnostic button (figure on the right with green ring light) can also be installed, unless the required harness connection is already being used by a RGY light indicator that displays DVR recording and video loss conditions. Alarms triggered by the Event-Diagnostic button are necessarily configured as Alarm 1.

Some recorders don’t have the input for the Alarm Switch, and these only allow the installation of the Event-Diagnostic button through the provided harness.

Both buttons can be pressed at the driver’s discretion after an event. By doing so, the DVR registers the exact moment of the event to facilitate later analysis.

The rest of the Alarm types in the menu are assigned to automatic vehicle event signals and configured as desired.

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