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Monitoring Analog Camera behind an Encoder



Does anyone have any experience monitoring analog camera that sit behind an encoder? I can monitor the encoder just fine, but I had an analog camera go down, and cannot figure out a way to monitor it.

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Created on Jan 11, 2016 12:56:33 PM

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I'm afraid we had no such use case yet so my advice here is in a more general way.
You could try writing a Powershell/Batch script or even create a simple program here which determines the state of the camera. Then you can run the same using EXE/Script Sensors.
Best regards

Created on Jan 12, 2016 12:41:39 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



So I found out our Camera server can detect when an analog camera goes down, and will generate an e-mail to myself from the application using google smtp on port 25. Is there any way PRTG can detect when this e-mail is sent from this IP address?

Created on Jan 14, 2016 6:23:12 PM



No, PRTG cannot detect or check for the IP a certain email is sent from. However, as an email is sent you might use the IMAP Sensor to check for this specific email to get notified when it is received.

Created on Jan 15, 2016 12:33:47 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



This is a feature that i would like to see

Created on Nov 21, 2019 10:18:37 PM

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