220V-240V Mains Electricity (~ 15 Watts)
Earthing contact plug or open end power cord
Location to mount a box with 255 x 205 x 112 mm
Average/medium cross screwdriver
Small slotted screwdriver
Consider the safty instructions!
1 Swarm Perception Starter Kit (with a power cord plus outer protective cover attached)
2 metal hose clamps (to mount the Starter Kit)
1 Screw cap (for the protective cover of the power cable)
Find a location to mount
Use the 2 metal hose clamps to mount the Starter Kit to e.g. a pole or any other suitable place
Attach the Starter Kits' Power cord to any reasonable power supply
If you have a 230V socket, attach the power cord to an earthing contact plug (not included)
If you have an open end power cord (220V - 240V) directly attach it
Your Swarm Perception Starter Kit comes with a pre-installed Swarm Control Center, already up and running for you! This Swarm Control Center is hosted in Microsoft Azure and holds the configuration of the Swarm Perception Starter Kit.
Open the URL of your Swarm Control Center and login with your Microsoft Account.
Watch out for your Swarm Perception Starter Kit, always named "StarterKIT", in the Swarm Control Center. On the lefthand-side you will see the connection status. If the Swarm Perception Starter Kit is running properly, the status will say "Online".
In Swarm Control Center click on your device to Open the Device Configuration
Open the Stream Configuration (named after the built-in camera)
When the Camera Stream is loaded, click on "Configure Stream"
Depending on the use-case, the configuration is slightly different. There are tons of different use-cases and combinations, but we give you some simple ones to start:
You want to know how many cars are in a parking lot?
That's how you do it:
Select "Traffic Standard" as Model
Select "New ROI" and place the "Region Of Interest" on the Stream-Preview
You may add multiple ROIs - one for each parking space
By default a ROI triggers an event every 10 seconds - you may change this behavior with the configuration "Trigger Action"
Apply all changes
Once done, events are generated. Those events are the basis for presenting any kind of countings or metrics, which are interesting.
The Swarm Control Center also provides visualization of data. The widget-based canvas is easy to use and fast to setup. All created widgets will be shown on the canvas and you may arrange them, as you wish.
This applies, if you created a counting line (CL) in the configuration. For a more complex Data Discovery check this article.
Open the Swarm Control Center
Choose "Data Discovery" on the left menu
Click on "Add Widget"
Choose your metric "CL Count"
Jump to "Define Output"
If you have multiple Starter Kits, filter for "CL Device Name" set it to "contains" and enter "StarterKIT (SN xxxxxxxxxx)", where xxxxxxxxxx is the serial number of the Starter Kit.
Click on "Add to Canvas"
Name the Widget to save it
You now got data from the Swarm Perception Starter Kit. Actually this data only shows a small percentage of what the Swarm Software is able to do. Some further reading and ideas:
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