4. Actions

Automation – defines the following types of actions:

  • ActivateSwitch – switch activation
  • SetOutput – digital output state setting
  • BeginCall – outgoing call setup
  • AnswerCall – incoming call answer
  • EndCall – call termination
  • SendHttpRequest – HTTP command sending
  • SendMulticastRequest – command sending to multiple devices
  • PlayUserSound – user sound playing
  • StartMulticastSend – audio stream sending start
  • StopMulticastSend – audio stream sending stop
  • StartMulticastRecv – audio stream receiving start
  • StopMulticastRecv – audio stream receiving stop
  • SetCameraInput – camera input selection
  • ControlRtpStream – call RTP stream control
  • LogEvent – event logging to the syslog server 
  • SendDtmf – DTMF codes sending
  • SendEmail – email sending
  • SetOnvifVirtualInput – virtual input for ONVIF
  • SendWiegandCode – code sending to the Wiegand bus
  • UploadSnapshotToFtp – snapshot upload to the FTP server
  • StartAutoUpdate – firmware and configuration AutoUpdate
  • OpenDoor – light and sound signalling of access via a card reader

ActivateSwitch

The ActivateSwitch block defines the action necessary for activation of the intercom switch as configured in the Switch 1–4 tags. The activity to be performed depends fully on the particular switch settings (digital output activation, HTTP command sending, etc.). Switch deactivation is controlled by the switch settings too.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action.

  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.

  • Switch ID – define the switch to be activated (1 to 4).

  • Action – define the state of the bistable switch (parameter does not apply for the monostable switch mode).
    • Valid values:
      • on – the switch is activated.
      • off – the switch is deactivated.
      • toggle – the switch is toggled.
      • lock – the switch is locked.
      • unlock – the switch is unlocked.
      • hold – the switch is hold.
      • release – the switch is released.
    • The parameter is optional, the default value is on

Example

Activate switch 1 if the event defined on row 2 arises and the condition defined on row 3 is met:



SetOutput

The SetOutput block defines the action necessary for setting of the intercom output to the required level.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event that launches the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.
  • Output – define the output to be set.
    • Valid values:
      • relay1 – relay 1 on basic unit

      • relay2 – relay 2 on basic unit

      • output1 – output 1 on basic unit

      • output2 – output 2 on basic unit

    • There may be different lists of valid values for different 2N IP intercom models; refer to the Available Digital Inputs and Outputs subsection.
  • Level – define the required output level. This parameter is optional.
    • Valid values:
      • lo – output deactivation

      • hi – output activation (default value).

Example

Activate Output1 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 BeginCall

The BeginCall block defines the action necessary for establishing of an outgoing call to the defined telephone number, SIP URI or user number included in the intercom phone book.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.
  • Number – define the phone number to be called (if 2N IP intercom is registered to the PBX).
  • Uri – define the SIP URI to be called: sip:user@domain. Use a special URI in the vms:* format for the Axis Camera Station calls.
  • User – define the user to be called.
  • Device – define the 2N® IP Mobile application to be called: device_name.
  • Enter just one of the above mentioned parameters (NumberUriUser or Device).

Example

Establish an outgoing call if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 AnswerCall

The AnswerCall block defines the action necessary for answering of an incoming call. In case no call is coming or the incoming call is not ringing, the action will not initiate any activity.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.

Example

Answer a call if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 EndCall

The EndCall block defines the action necessary for termination of the currently made call. In case there is no active call via the intercom, the action will not initiate any activity.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.

Example

Terminate a call if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 SendHttpRequest

The SendHttpRequest block defines the action necessary for sending of an HTTP command to another LAN device. The HTTP command helps you control other devices in the LAN (IP relay, recording system, another intercom, etc.).

Parameters

  • Event  define the event to launch the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.
  • Uri – define the standard HTTP URI including the destination address and, optionally, the path and other parameters. The maximum length is 2048 bytes.
  • Username – define the username in case authorisation is required by the HTTP server. This parameter is optional. The default value is "intercom".
  • Password – define the password in case authorisation is required by the HTTP server. This parameter is optional.
  • Method – define the HTTP request method: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE.
  • Type – select the type of the HTTP request body content: "application/json" or "text/plain". Applies to valid methods POST and PUT only.
  • Text – select the request text content. Applies to valid methods POST and PUT only.

Example 1)

Whenever a connected event is generated, HTTP sends a request to the following IP address: 10.27.24.6:

 


Example 2)

Whenever any key is pressed, its exact identification is sent to the following IP address: 10.27.24.6:


Caution

  • Both Basic and Digest authentication are supported, we recommend Digest for added security.

Caution

HTTP commands use URL encoding. In the following Automation example:

1. Event.KeyPressed: Key=Any

2. Action.SendHttpRequest: Uri= <Command>; Event=1 will send a message http://192.168.1.1/message=%251 ("%" is encoded as "% 25") after pressing the quick dial button no. 1.

Caution

  • Comma-delimited parameter value parsing

    One parameter can be comma-delimited into values. The values can be separated with '`' (back apostrophe). Use \ as the escape character for `.

    Examples
    abc,def → abc and bcd

    `abc,def`→ abc,bcd

    abc\`def → abc`def

    abc\def → abcdef

    abc\ \def → abc\def (backslash twice in a row)

  • The validity of notification marked % remains.


SendMulticastRequest

The SendMulticastRequest block defines the action necessary for user command sending to multiple devices. The sent command can be processed by the MulticastTrigger block. The command is a message sent by UDP to a multicast address (235.255.255.250:4433) and can thus be received by multiple devices at the same time. The message includes the command ID (Command parameter) and additional optional parameters (Params parameters). The message can be password-secured (Password parameter). It is recommended to send these commands with a maximal intensity of 1 command per second.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to execute this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Command – define the command identifier to distinguish the command types. The MulticastTrigger block responds to the SendMulticastRequest action only if the command identifier is the same. Any text containing the A–Z, a–z and 0–9 characters can be used for identification.
  • Parameters – define one or more (comma-separated) command parameters to be included in the UDP message. Keep the “parameter_name=parameter_value” format.
    • Example:

Params=“Address=192.168.1.1”, “Port=10000”

The so-sent parameters will be available in the HttpTrigger event responding to this command as the Address and Port output parameters and can be used in the HttpTrigger-tied actions, for example.

  • Password – define the password to secure the command against unauthorised access. The parameter is optional. If no password is completed, the command is not secured. Use any text containing the A–Z, a–z and 0–9 characters. 

Example

Send the opendoor command to all the devices with the properly set Event.MulticastTrigger block in the network if the event defined on row 2 arises:


Caution

  •  Comma-delimited parameter value parsing

    One parameter can be comma-delimited into values. The values can be separated with '`' (back apostrophe). Use \ as the escape character for `.

    Examples
    abc,def → abc and bcd

    `abc,def`→ abc,bcd

    abc\`def → abc`def

    abc\def → abcdef

    abc\ \def → abc\def (backslash twice in a row)

  • The validity of notification marked % remains.

 PlayUserSound

The PlayUserSound block defines the user sound playing action.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Sound – define the sound to be played.
    • Valid values for user defined sounds:
      • 1–10 – user sound number
    • Valid values for predefined sounds (asterisk before the number indicates the use of predefined sound):
      • *1 – Modern Ringtone
      • *2 – Huge gong
      • *3 – Dogs barking
      • *4 – Horn/siren
      • *5 – Gentle gong
  • Destination – define the user sound playing destination.
    • Valid values:
      • speaker – the sound is played on the intercom.
      • call – the sound is played into the call.
      • multicast – the sound is played via multicast  address 
  • Channel – define the channel number (0–3) to be controlled.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is speaker.

Example

Play user sound 1 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 StartMulticastSend

The StartMulticastSend block defines the starting action for audio stream sending to a multicast IP address. You can control up to four independent transmission channels. The RTP/UDP protocol is used.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Channel – define the channel number (0–3) to be controlled.
  • Address – define the audio stream multicast IP address.
  • Port – define the UDP port to which audio stream shall be sent.
  • Source – define the audio source.
    • Valid values:
      • mic – the audio source is the microphone.

      • call – the audio source is the call.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is mic.
  • Codec – define the audio codec to be used.
    • Valid values:
      • pcmu – codec G.711 u-law
      • pcma – codec G.711 A-law
      • g729 – codec G.729
      • g722 – codec G.722
      • l16 – codec L16, 16 kHz
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is pcmu

Example

Start audio stream sending via channel 1 to address 239.0.0.1:10000 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


StopMulticastSend

The StopMulticastSend block defines the stopping action for audio stream sending to a multicast IP address.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Channel – define the channel number (0–3) to be controlled.

Example

Stop audio stream sending via channel 1 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


StartMulticastRecv

The StartMulticastRecv block defines the starting action for audio stream receiving and playing. You can control up to four independent transmission channels. The RTP/UDP protocol is used.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Channel – define the channel number (0–3) to be controlled.
  • IP Address – define the audio stream multicast IP address.
  • Port – define the UDP port on which audio stream shall be received.
  • Volume – define the relative volume level for the audio stream to be played (from -6 dB to +6 dB).
    • Valid values:
      • -6 – minimum level
      • 0 – mean level (default value)
      • 6 – maximum level.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is 0.
  • Codec – define the audio codec to be used.
    • Valid values:
      • pcmu – codec G.711 u-law
      • pcma – codec G.711 A-law
      • g729 – codec G.729
      • g722 – codec G.722
      • l16 – codec L16, 16 kHz
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is pcmu

Example

Start audio stream receiving on multicast IP address 239.0.0.1:10000 via channel 1 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 StopMulticastRecv

The StopMulticastRecv block defines the stopping action for audio stream receiving to a multicast IP address.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Channel – define the channel number (0–3) to be controlled.

Example

Stop audio stream receiving via channel 1 if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 SetCameraInput

The SetCameraInput block defines the action that allows you to switch video signal sources for active calls: the integrated camera, an external IP camera and two analogue camera inputs for the 2N® IP Video Kit if necessary. This action cannot be used for video source switching for RTSP streams.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Type – define the video signal type. A change during a call will apply only for this call. Other video receivers receive video from the same source.
    • Valid values:
      • internal – internal camera (or external analogue video camera connected directly to the device)
      • external – external IP camera.
    • The parameter is optional, the default value is internal. 

Example

Switch the video signal source to the first external analogue camera input if the event defined on row 2 arises:

 



 ControlRtpStream

The ControlRtpStream block defines the action that controls the flow of the RTP streams. This action controls only call streams; multicast streams are not affected by this action.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Direction – define the call RTP stream playing direction.
    • Valid values:
      • in – incoming stream to the intercom
      • out – outgoing stream from the intercom
      • both – incoming and outgoing stream.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is both.
    Operation – define the RTP stream operation.
    • Valid values
      • mute – mute the stream.
      • unmute – unmute the stream (stream is played).

Example

Mute call streams in both ways if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 LogEvent

The LogEvent block defines the action that logs the event to the syslog server. This block can be used for verification of Automation settings.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.

Example

Send a syslog message with captured event 2 (Event.CardEntered) if the event defined on row 2 arises:


 SendDTMF

The Action.SendDTMF block defines action which sends a DTMF code to an active call.

Parameters

  • Event – defines the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – defines the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Code – defines sent DTMF characters
    • Valid values: 0–9, A–D, F

Example

Send code 1234 into an active call:


SendEmail

The SendEmail block defines the action that sends an email.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Sender – define the sender address for outgoing emails.
  • Subject – define the subject of the email message to be sent.
    • Special placeholders can be entered for the date and time, device Id. These placeholders are replaced with the current values before message sending. Refer to the Body description below.
  • Body – define the body of the message to be sent. Use the HTML formatting characters. You can enter special placeholders into the text for the date and time, device id to be replaced with the current values before the message is sent:
    1. $User$ – called user name
    2. $DateTime$ – current date and time
  • Snapshots – define the count of snapshots to be enclosed to the email [0, 5].
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is 1.
  • TimeSpan – define the timespan in seconds for the snapshots enclosed to the email.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is 1

     

    Tip

    You are advised to choose such TimeSpan and Snapshots values that the TimeSpan/Snapshots ratio should be an integer.

    Example: Timespan = 8

    Snapshots = 5

    The latest snapshot will be displayed followed by the earlier ones in a two-second timespan.

    If the timespan is lower than the count of available snapshots, some photos are used repeatedly.


  • Width – define the resolution width for the camera image to be enclosed. Make sure that the snapshot width complies with one of the supported intercom resolution options.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is 640.
  • Height – define the resolution height of the camera image to be enclosed. Make sure that the snapshot height complies with one of the supported intercom resolution options
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is 480.
  • User – define the user to whom the e-mail will be sent.
  • E-mail – define the e-mail address to which the e-mail will be sent. Enter more e-mail addresses if necessary, separated with a comma in inverted commas.
    • Valid values:
      • user@domain_name
      • user@ip_address
      • user@domain_name, user@ip_address

Tip

  •  The User parameter is preferred to the E-mail parameter.

Example

Send an e-mail to the e-mail address set at user Jana: 


Caution

  •  The User parameter is limited to up to 10 users.


 SetOnvifVirtualInput

The SetOnvifVirtualInput block defines the sending action for a change of the virtual input level via the ONVIF protocol. The ONVIF Device Manager (version 2.2.250) can be used for the test.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.
  • Port – define the virtual port ID.
    • Valid values:
      • 0–10 – port ID
    Level – define the input level.
    • Valid values:
      • hi – set logical value to true
      • lo – set logical value to false.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is hi (true).

Example

Send information that port 8 has changed its value to 1 via the ONVIF protocol if the event defined on row 2 arises:

The following is sent to ONVIF: 


  • InputToken: onvif_port_08
  • LogicalState:true

SendWiegandCode

The SendWiegandCode block defines the action for sending of an entered code to another device via the Wiegand interface. 

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch the action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met to execute the action. This parameter is optional.
  • Code – define the code to be sent via the Wiegand interface. If the entered code exceeds the capacity of the message transferred via the Wiegand interface, the high-order bits are cut.

    • Valid values:

      • decimal number
  • Facility code – facility code. The setting applies only to "wiegand26".
    • Valid values:
      • decimal number in a range of 0–255

    • The parameter is optional; if not set, then unused.

  • Format – define the format of the message sent via Wiegand.
    • Valid values:
      • wiegand26 – 26 bits
      • wiegand32 – 32 bits
      • wiegand37 – 37 bits
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is wiegand26.
  • Module – define the module via which the code is to be sent. 
    • Valid values:
      • module name configured in the Module name parameter in the Hardware / Extenders / Modules / Wiegand module menu.
    • The parameter is mandatory for Verso but not applied for other models. 

Example

Send a code entered by Event.CodeEntered via the Wiegand interface:


For Verso and Access Unit the second line should look like as follows:


 

 

 UploadSnapshotToFtp

The UploadSnapshotToFtp block defines the action that sends a camera snapshot to the FTP server. The FTP and snapshot parameters are configured in the Services / Streaming / FTP menu.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Source – define the video source for the picture to be uploaded to the FTP server.
    • Valid values:
      • auto – the video source is chosen according to the Hardware / Camera / Common Setting / Default Video Source settings.
      • internal – internal camera
      • external – external camera.
    • The parameter is optional; the default value is auto.

Example

Upload a picture from the camera to the FTP server if the event defined on row 2 arises:


StartAutoUpdate

The StartAutoUpdate block defines the action that runs firmware and configuration auto update. The auto provisioning parameters are configured in the System / Auto Provisioning menu.

Parameters

  • Event – define the event to launch this action. 
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.

Send an email to the email address set to user2@domain_name if event 1 arises:

 

 


OpenDoor

 The OpenDoor block defines an action for light and sound signalling of valid/invalid access via a 2N® IP Verso card reader.

 

Parameters

  •  Event – define the event to launch this action.
  • Condition – define the condition to be met for the action to be executed. This parameter is optional.
  • Access – signal the access validity:
    • granted – valid
    • denied – invalid 
  • Module – define the card reader module name.
  • Sound – define sound signalling.
    • Valid values: 
      • full – sound signalling for both valid and invalid accesses
      • none – no sound signalling

 

Example

Signal a valid access at the hall card reader with light and sound.


Note

Other setting examples

  • Access granted / Access Denied Sound – none = green light, sound as set for the switch in HW
  • Access denied / Access Denied Sound – none = red light, no sound

Caution

  • The card reader modules connected with the DoorOpen block must be excluded from access control in Hardware / Extending modules. Set Door / Unused for the given model.
  • Unnameable modules can be addressed via ext <module_position> , e.g. "ext3".