What's new in Stratocast™

With each release, new features, enhancements, or resolved issues are added to the product.

What's new: March 2019

  • Push notifications:
    Push notifications for motion detected events are now supported on mobile devices.
    • Push notifications can be set up for each camera, and you can assign a notification schedule to the camera so that you only receive notifications during the specified days and times.
    • Each camera can have multiple notification schedules, which are easily modified, enabled, or disabled as required.
    • Tapping a notification starts playing the associated video from the motion detected event bookmark.

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    For more information, see Configuring push notifications

What's new: August 2018

  • Remote monitoring for client accounts:
    Client administrators can now enroll cameras in their local Community Connect program by using new remote monitoring options for client accounts. Client administrators can create and download the remote monitoring user credentials and share them with the Community Connect administrator.

    For more information, see Adding a remote monitoring user to your client account.

What's new: May 2018

  • Client Home page:
    A new dashboard has been added to the client Home page for end users. This includes a motion activity summary, camera status, motion activity over an 8-hour period, and the motion activity peak during the 8-hour period.
  • Support for 360° Stratocast™ cameras in Security Center:
    360° cameras are now supported. The 360° cameras can also be dewarped when federated to the Security Center platform.
    NOTE: 360° cameras cannot be dewarped from the Stratocast™ Web Client.
  • Enhanced motion detection:
    Stratocast™ motion detection has been enhanced using a new algorithm that improves the accuracy of the analytic. Axis Video Motion Detection is now supported on all Axis cameras with firmware 6.50 and later.

What's new: December 2017

  • Extended browser support:
    You can now add bookmarks and digitally zoom cameras from the Stratocast™ web client using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
    NOTE: The ability to control PTZ, camera focus, and iris control is only available when using Internet Explorer and Safari. These capabilities will be added to the newly supported browsers as the features become available and are generally released.

What's new: September 2017

  • Extended browser support:
    You can now monitor cameras from the Stratocast™ web client using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
    NOTE: The ability to add bookmarks, digitally zoom cameras, control PTZ, camera focus, and iris control is currently only available when using Internet Explorer and Safari. These capabilities will be added to the newly supported browsers as the features become available and are generally released.
  • Mobile app video timeline:
    A video timeline is now available on the Stratocast™ mobile app for Android and iOS. Using the timeline, users can quickly navigate and playback video by swiping forward or backwards. Motion events and bookmarks are displayed and highlighted on the timeline to help users identify when activity occurred. Stratocast™ mobile apps are available for download on the App Store and on Google Play.