Release notes

v 1.0.5  10.09.20

  • New telegram bot commands:
    /relay – controls Monitoreal Relay channels
  • WiFi is now enabled. You have to use Ethernet to connect to the device at first as before, but after you’ve logged in, go to the menu in the upper right corner and choose Network to set up WiFi. We can now use two different network interfaces to have our device in both the camera network set up by an NVR and another network connected to the Internet to send alerts in case you have the CCTV system mounted this way.
  • Monitoreal WiFi Electric Relay is now integrated and can be used to remotely control electric circuits in a secure mode via Telegram messenger. It’s a 4 channel electric relay that sits in an electric panel mounted on a DIN Rail, but can be installed separately anywhere. All 4 channels are independent and can work with any voltage up to 240V and power up to 1400 Watts for every channel. It’s connected to your home WiFi network and receives commands from an MR device via a secured protocol. Currently you can only manage it manually with the /relay command in the Telegram messenger, but we will proceed with a fully automatic option based on the rules and a combined one with a manual approval by clicking a button that will come with an alert. All the circuits may both be turned on and off if they are mainly kept on for a pre-defined period of time. You can use it to turn on/off lights, alarm, locks and opening/closing gates or whatever appliances you wish to power on or off.
  • Introducing Deep Sight Mode for the Pro version of the device. Use for up to 6 channels, if you need better night vision and distanced/smaller objects detection. Otherwise we suggest that you use Standard Mode for faster detection and alerts.
  • Camera search algorithm significantly improved. An option to connect to a specific camera by it’s IP address automatically is now available.
  • For those of you who have purchased Monitoreal Security Assistant after September 15th, your device has the reset button enabled. If you need to recover your device for any reason keeping your data, press it with a staple or a pin and hold until it counts until 8 and then release. Make sure Monitoreal is connected to the Internet at that moment, so that it can pull the latest firmware update from our update server and wait until the recovery is over. If it’s not connected, you will have the latest previously downloaded version installed. You will see progress messages on the LED then until the process is over. In order to make a full factory reset press and hold the button until it counts over 9 and release when you see a message of the factory reset. Remember all your personal data and settings will be deleted once you’ve selected full recovery reset.
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements.

v 1.0.4  21.07.20

  • Significantly improved object detection algorithm for a Pro version. Pro will now be able to detect small objects and have a much better night vision.
  • Counting objects is now improved and working as initially intended. Now if you set up a count for example to 3 persons, you will get notified when 3rd person comes into camera’s view and get another notification when he leaves. This count with our Pro model may now be used as a COVID-19 density control function for restaurants and shops. Previously you’d only get notified when the last person would leave the camera view.
  • When a camera stops responding and delivering a stream or snapshots, the system will wait 5 minutes before sending a message that the camera went offline.
  • But if this would happen at least 5 times within the last 24 hours, the system would notify a user to check the camera.
  • Message “Camera is OFFLINE/ONLINE” has been replaced with “Camera is not responding/connection established”.
  • Camera search has been significantly improved. It won’t stall anymore because of DVR/NVR or other devices failing to response according to ONVIF standard.
  • A user can now see what devices were found what response they provided to our system’s request during the search. Other camera search bugs have also been fixed.
  • A bug when cameras of the same model would become confused when a router would distribute new IP addresses has been fixed.
  • Default Minimal notifications interval is now set to 30 seconds for a person or other objects and 1 hour for vehicle.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

v 1.0.3  17.04.20

  • New telegram bot commands:
    /update – check if new update is available and launch update process
  • New update notification mechanism: web user interface will now show update status and notify you when the process is over.
  • Fixed issue with camera search when it didn’t show results with the first launch.
  • Camera preview stability improved.
  • Internal self-diagnostics added.

v 1.0.2  12.03.20

  • New telegram bot commands:
    /system – display system information such as model, serial number, software version, system information, CPU load, RAM
    /logs – download system logs archive directly to your Telegram app
    /restart – reboot your Monitoreal Video Security Assistant remotely
  • Improved stability of Telegram API connection
  • Improved fan control algorithm
  • Improved stream processing algorithm
  • Fixed issue with false notifications of camera being online/offline

v 1.0.1  18.02.20

  • New telegram bot commands:
    /camera – disable all object detection and snapshots storage from the selected camera by Monitoreal Assistant. Note that if you have a DVR/NVR, it will still be able to record footage from this camera unless disabled separately
    /notify – disable notifications from the selected camera. Objects will continue to be detected and stored locally by the Monitoreal Assistant and can be checked up later from the web-user interface