How do I search my video?

Open your video history and enter a query and/or click the buttons in the Search panel.

The search box supports many type of queries and auto-completes the query terms seen in your video feed. When viewing Events in your feed, you can also refine your search.

For example, to see people approaching your walkway from your camera named outdoor, you type (as in this video) the query:

people approaching walkway

You can also use natural language for simple dates and times like:

  • 9:30am
  • 3pm yesterday
  • 4pm Monday
  • 12/24 11pm
  • 2am PST 3 days ago

Or type colors like red, white, black, brown and blue.

You can also search for cars and people along with direction of movement like approaching or departing

It doesn't matter whether you type your search or click the Search panel buttons. For example, rather than type "brown" you can click the color instead:

You can pin your favorite searches to the top of your Search History by clicking on the thumbtack icon to the left of a recent search:

The pinned searches (e.g. "cars approaching driveway") then become the trigger for the alerts on your phone or email. Read more at Search-based Video Alerts. There's a help section on Alerts too.

Even without typing a specific search, Camio shows you only the important Events by default ("Top" Events is the default search). To see everything recorded, regardless of whether it was deemed interesting to you, include "all" in your search or click the "All" button at the top of your screen, to the right of the search bar.

Search Refinements

As you view Events in your video feed, you may want constrain your search to a specific set of cameras.

  1. Search Selected Cameras
    Click the checkbox of one or more Events in your feed and then choose the multi-select overflow menu item "Search Selected Cameras" to start a new query consisting only of the cameras associated with the Events you've selected.
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  2. Click on a camera name
    The camera name shown on each Event in your feed links to a new search for that specific camera only.

  3. Click on a timestamp
    The timestamp shown on each Event in your feed links to a new search starting at that timestamp.

  4. Click on a Camera Label
    When the camera of an Event has been given a label, you'll see a dropdown next to the camera name that shows the labels given to that camera. Clicking on a label issues a new search for that label.

hint: the keyboard shortcut character '/' (slash key) opens the Search box.  

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