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.
- 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.