Enabling the Privacy Protector™ module

Before you can configure privacy protection on your cameras, you must enable the Privacy Protector™ module and configure the Privacy Protector™ role.

Before you begin

What you should know

The Privacy Protector™ role is created when you enable the Privacy Protector™ module in Security Center.
CAUTION: Disabling the module deletes the role and all privacy protection settings on cameras. To temporarily disable this module without losing your configuration, deactivate the role instead.

To enable the Privacy Protector™ module:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task.
  2. Click the Modules view.
  3. Set the Privacy Protector™ module to ON.
  4. From the Servers list, select a server to host the Privacy Protector™ role.
    CAUTION: Ensure that the Privacy Protector™ role is not on the same server as the Archiver because it can affect CPU performance and archiving. When CPU usage is high on the Archiver server, Archiving queue full events can occur and cause data loss.
  5. (Optional) assign additional servers to the role.
    Because the workload is always distributed among all assigned servers, you can ignore the Force execution on highest priority server option.

After you finish

Configure privacy protection on your cameras.