How to: Use the Devices tool to exclude an object from analytics

Last modified: Monday May 09, 2022.

On occasion, you might get a repeated, or continuous false detection in a camera view. For example, the Ava analytics might classify a mail box as a person.

If this occurs, you can exclude that object from future detections from within the Devices tool.

Task — Open the Devices tool

  1. Log in to your Ava Aware deployment.
  2. Click New tool from the tool ribbon, or click the Add new tool button Add new tool button, then select Devices tool button Devices.
    Tip

    If the Devices tab is already open, click the tab to view the page.

Task — Exclude the falsely detected object

  1. Select the camera of interest.

    The preview pane is shown to the right of the screen.

    Tip

    Use the Search for devices button search to find the camera in large lists of devices.

  2. From Settings, click Edit settings.
  3. Click Exclude false detections.
    The camera view is displayed, showing the currently detected objects.
  4. Click the object to exclude from analytics.
  5. If Do not show this again has not previously been selected, review the provided information about excluded objects. Click Exclude.

    A thumbnail of the selected object is shown below the camera view.

    Tip

    Hover the cursor over a thumbnail to show the location and information about of the excluded object in the camera view.

  6. Click Done.

Task — Remove a previously excluded object

If a detected object was erroneously excluded, or the exclusion no longer applies (for example, a dumpster that triggered vehicle detections has now been removed), you can remove the detection from the exclusion list.

  1. Select the camera of interest.

    The preview pane is shown to the right of the screen.

    Tip

    Use the Search for devices button search to find the camera in large lists of devices.

  2. From Settings, click Edit settings.
  3. Click Exclude false detections.
    The camera view is displayed, showing the currently detected objects. Thumbnails of all excluded objects are also shown.
  4. Click the thumbnail to remove.
    If still in camera view, the object is again detected by the Ava analytics.
  5. Click Done.