Thermal/DHI-ASI7213X-T1/Instructions/DHI-NVR5216-16P-I-Face Recognition Setup

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DHI-NVR5216-16P-I-Face Recognition Setup


This article covers the setup for Face Recognition on the DHI-NVR5216-16P-I and DHI-ASI7213X-T1. This feature uses Face Detection readings and compares them to the faces on the NVR's database.

There are four steps to this setup

  • Creating a Face Library
  • Enabling Face Detection
  • Enabling Face Recogniton
  • Enabling the correct Storage Schedule for recording


Make sure the NVR is using the latest Thermal Solution Firmware. If not already please update and factory restore the system 
Models Image Firmware
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The Kiosk should also be updated and Factory Restored
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Video Instructions

Step By Step Instructions

1.Creating Face Library

  • Go to AI

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  • Navigate over to Database -> Face Library
  • Then click on Add

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  • Name your Library and click on OK

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  • Click on the icon right below Details to proceed on adding a person

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  • Click on Register ID, a pop up window will appear and select the plus icon to select a picture from your PC

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  • Locate and select the image to import. Then click on Open

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  • Select the imported image and click on OK

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  • Click on OK

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  • You can now exit the Face Library menu by clicking on the X on the top right

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  • To finalize the database you need to model the faces.
  • Check the library to model -> then click on the Modeling button -> then OK to confirm

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2.Enabling Face Detection

Face Detection needs to activated in order to use the acquired face to compare to the Face Library we just created. Normally you would need to enable Face Detection under Smart Plan but its enabled by default for the DHI-ASI7213X-T1
  • Under AI go to Parameter -> Face Detection
  • Select the Channel the DHI-ASI7213X-T1 is on
  • Check the box for Enable to activate the event
  • Make sure Record Channel is also selected.

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3.Enabling Face Recognition

Enabling Face Recognition activates the face comparison algorithm
  • Under AI go to -> Parameters -> Face Recognition
  • Select the channel the DHI-ASI7213X-T1 is on
  • Click the check box next to Enable
  • Click on the + to add the Face Library we are comparing to

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  • Check the Face Library you created on step 1 and click on OK

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  • The Face Library will populate on the Common mode tab. Make sure it's checked and click OK to finalize the Face Recognition event.

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Enabling Storage Schedule

If you want to record to the NVR's HDDs you will need to configure the storage schedule for IVS and Alarm
  • Go to Management-> and select Storage

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  • Go to Schedule
  • Select the channel the DHI-ASI7213X-T1 is added to
  • Click on Settings

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  • Make sure IVS and Alarm is checked and click on OK

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  • Click on OK to save the schedule

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 The setup is now done and you can review the captured entries using Smart Search

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