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Documentation for Axxon Next 3.6.4. Documentation for other versions of Axxon Next is available too.

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This guide briefly discusses the operation of the following main elements of the User Interface:

  1. Viewing Tile.
  2. Information boards.

  3. Interactive Map.
  4. Layouts.
  5. Archive Navigation Panel.
  6. The Archive search mode.
  7. PTZ Control Panel.

You can access them using the Layouts menu.


The viewing tile can be displayed on the Alerts menu to evaluate alert events occurred

Viewing tile

The viewing tile is used to display video stream on the computer monitor with specific parameters and to monitor the forensic search in archive. The viewing tile also has a function which allows the generation and evaluation of alert events in the process of video monitoring of a guarded location.

The viewing tile context menu is used to access the following functions (depending on the enabled surveillance mode: real time, archive or alert):


To select the video surveillance mode, use the tabs in the lower right-hand part of the viewing tile

  1. Video surveillance.
  2. Audio monitoring.
  3. Exporting frames and recordings.
  4. Object tracking.
  5. Displaying of sensor current state.
  6. Relay management.

To bring up the viewing tile context menu, left-click the video camera icon in the upper left-hand corner of the tile.

Information boards

Information boards offer a quick view of system status and events. There are three kinds of information boards, each displaying a specific type of information:

  1. Events Board (1).
  2. Health Board (2).
  3. Statistics Board (3).

Interactive Map

The 3D interactive map is used to visualize the secured facility, control cameras and identify cameras' location.

Interactive maps in Axxon Next can obtain image data from graphics of the site or geospatial data from OpenStreetMap.

The map can contain icons for cameras, relays, and sensors. The area in which live video is displayed and field of view are indicated for each camera.

The interactive map allows controlling the objects from the context menus of the graphical symbols on the map showing the states of the corresponding objects.

You can use the interactive map in three modes;

  1. 3D mode, in which both the map and layout are available
  2. 2D mode, in which only the map is available
  3. immersion mode, in which video is overlaid on the map


An Axxon Next operator is granted access to work with the layouts ribbon. The layouts ribbon can operate in a user-defined mode or a standard mode of operation.

By default, the user mode is enabled for the layouts ribbon. The operating mode of the layouts ribbon can be specified in the Settings  Options  User interface tab.

The Archive Navigation Panel

The archive navigation panel is automatically displayed in the right-hand part of the screen when you switch the viewing tile to archive mode or forensic search in archive.

The archive navigation panel is used for the following functions:

  1. Navigating through the archive.
  2. Playing back recordings.
  3. Selecting playback mode: forward or backward.
  4. Setting playback speed.
  5. Selecting events for display on the timeline and in the events list.
  6. Viewing the list of events of the selected type.

The archive search mode

The archive search mode is used to search the video fragments in the archive and to analyse them.

Three search types are available in the archive search mode:

  1. Events search.
  2. Forensic search.
  3. Time search.
  4. Searching comments.

Forensic search allows to search the video fragments by following criteria:

  1. Motion in Area + two subcriteria:
    • loitering of an object in a specific area;
    • simultaneous presence of a large number of objects in a specific area.
  2. Crossing of a virtual line by an object’s trajectory.
  3. Motion from one area to another.

The PTZ Control Panel

The PTZ control panel is displayed automatically in the right-hand part of the screen when the viewing tile of a PTZ camera is activated in real time mode.

The PTZ control panel is used for the following functions:

  1. Controlling PTZ video cameras.
  2. Setting and switching to camera presets.
  3. Launching/stopping patrolling.