Control Panel: Creating and managing flags


Written by NSoft Vision


Flags in Vision VMS are essential for categorizing and filtering identities. In this guide, we'll explain how to create and manage flags in Vision VMS.

Understanding flags in Vision VMS

Flags in Vision VMS help categorize identities based on defined criteria, allowing for efficient filtering and tracking of specific identities. Flags can be associated with identities on the Directory Page, providing a visual clue that aids in quick identification.

Creating a new flag

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to Create a new Flag (see Figure 1):

  1. Navigate to the Control Paneltune_FILL0_wght300_GRAD0_opsz20.png, located in the bottom left corner of the starting interface.
  2. Open the General tab in the main navigation bar of the Control Panel.
  3. In the General tab, select the Flags tab in the navigation bar.
  4. Click the "+" signbaseline_add_circle_outline_black_18dp.png located in the bottom right corner to create a new flag.

Figure 1 – Flags section.png
Figure 1 – Flags section

Next, enter the name for your flag, choose a color, and click the 'Create' button (see Figure 2).

Figure 2 – Create a new flag.png
Figure 2 – Create a new flag

Linking flags with identities

After creating a flag, you can associate it with identities on the baseline_folder_open_black_18dp.pngDirectory Page. This association allows you to sort and filter identities using the flags. To link a flag to an identity, select the identity and choose the appropriate flag.

Leveraging flags for notifications

Flags contribute significantly to Vision VMS's notification system. The Flag Detection notification type triggers real-time alerts when a person with a specific flag is detected by the camera. This functionality is beneficial for monitoring specific groups or individuals. For more information on how to set up Flag Detection notifications, refer to our guide on Managing Notifications in Vision VMS.

Managing flags in Vision VMS

The management of flags in Vision VMS is a continuous process. As your security needs change, you may need to create new flags, alter existing ones, or remove obsolete flags. Vision VMS's interface simplifies this process, ensuring you can adapt to evolving security needs swiftly.

In summary, by managing flags, you can enhance your security monitoring capabilities and improve the efficiency of your operations. Whether you're tracking VIP customers, employees, or any other group, flags provide a simple and effective way to keep track of important identities.