Differences Between WebConfig and SightMonitor

WebConfig is a browser-based software that simplifies the process for setting up SightSensors.  WebConfig offers an alternative to SightMonitor, the Windows-based software currently used for calibrating and managing SightSensors. 

You can read an overview of WebConfig features here: Getting to Know WebConfig.

The differences between WebConfig and SightMonitor are: 

  • Supported Products: The initial release of WebConfig (firmware 15.6.29, released May 2018) supported SightSensor HD only, the dual-video thermal camera.  Starting with Release 15.6.66,  WebConfig supports the full SightSensor product line, with the following exceptions:
    • SightTracker : WebConfig does not currently support SightTrackers for auto-steering PTZ cameras. Future releases of WebConfig will add SightTracker support. 
    • Target Locations on a GPS Map: WebConfig does not currently support projecting targets onto a topology map. 
  • Installation Requirements: SightMonitor is a Windows applications that adheres to a client/server architecture.  WebConfig is accessed by entering the IP address of the camera in a web browser. There is no software to install with WebConfig. 
  • Calibration
    • WebConfig provides a very easy calibration process - just enter the camera's height off the ground, and the camera automatically determines tilt and yaw parameters. 
    • SightMonitor provides a map-based two-point calibration process, which is more time consuming but is required for SightTracker and target location mapping.  
  • Ease of Use: WebConfig has been designed to simplify the configuration of SightSensors. In addition to the items listed above, it provides a step-by-step Getting Started screen, includes mouse-over tooltips on every field,  comes with one-click human detection rules, automatic geo-location, and simpler VMS and  SureView setup.