Can I View the Images Captured By the PG9944 On Alarm.com?
Yes, you can view the images captured by the PG9944 on Alarm.com. This image sensor captures ten (10) images upon detecting movement. The panel then forwards the first of these images to the Alarm.com platform. The forwarded image will be viewable under the "Panel Camera" section.
The DSC PG9944 is an outdoor motion sensor that communicates using PowerG technology. As the device operates as both a motion sensor and a still-motion image camera, it is commonly referred to as an image sensor. Nearly any system that supports the PowerG communication protocol will also support the PG9944. This include any Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus and any DSC PowerSeries NEO with an added PowerG Wireless Transceiver. The PG9944 captures ten (10) images once the associated system goes into alarm, and it sends them to the panel. If the panel is connected with Alarm.com, then it will forward the first of these images to that platform.
In order to accurately detect movement, the PG9944 makes use of eight (8) individual PIR sensors that are built into the device. Each of these PIR sensors uses a quad-detection configuration to help ensure that the sensor is as accurate as possible. This helps prevent false activations and unnecessary images. The sensor also makes use of infrared (IR) night vision to capture clear and identifiable images in dark environments. All of this makes the DSC PG9944 a viable alternative to full motion Alarm.com Security Cameras.
Since the PG9944 only communicates directly with the panel, it needs to send captured images to the panel before they can be forwarded to Alarm.com. Remember, the sensor will capture ten (10) images for each activation, and the panel will forward the first image to Alarm.com so that it is viewable under "Panel Camera". Please note that the "Panel Camera Images" feature must be enabled on the Alarm.com account in order for the image to appear.
Additionally, you must enable the Panel Camera Alarm Image Uploads feature from the Alarm.com customer website. To do this, log into your Alarm.com account through a web browser, choose the Automation section, and click the toggle to enable the feature. The image below shows what it looks like when this feature is enabled.
Images can be viewed from both the Alarm.com website and through the Alarm.com Mobile App. Also, if you have a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus System, then you can view all ten of these images from the panel itself. The images will be viewable in the Photos section of the main system menu.
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