19  Safeguard™

The Safeguard™ feature allows you to create a bounding box within the camera’s field-of-view to notify you on whether an object is left behind or missing.
  • Left Behind: For an object to be detected as left behind, it must be a newly added object placed in a set area and unattended over a specified amount of time. This is useful to keep track of certain areas in which objects are not to be placed.
  • Missing: The missing object rule allows you to set a region around an object and if the object is moved or missing from the detection area an alarm will be triggered. This is useful to monitor certain areas that contain valuable items.
Safeguard™ is compatible with certain Lorex IP cameras. For a complete list of compatible cameras, navigate to your recorder series at .

19.1  Ensuring Safeguard Detection Accuracy

The following are important camera installation notes to ensure accurate Safeguard detection. For full camera mounting instructions, see your camera’s documentation at .
Minimum Distance
Maximum Distance
8.2–11.5ft (2.5 — 3.5m)
6.8ft (2.1m)
9.1ft (2.8m)

19.2  Configuring Safeguard™

The system allows you to define an area and set a period to detect objects that are either left behind or missing. Select channels that you want to enable Safeguard™ on and adjust preferences.

19.3  Searching for Safeguard™ events (Smart Search)

Search for Safeguard™ events on a specific channel or the entire system. You can also choose to back up events (USB flash drive required – not included).