Camera Installation Guidelines
Volleymetrics auto-recording is only compatible with Axis IP cameras.
Use the following details about Volleymetrics cameras to begin your approval and installation process.
These cameras are easy to mount onto walls, but it’s important to ensure the view isn’t obstructed by people walking by or any other equipment. Center your camera on the court, as displayed in the picture below. Notice you can see the far end line through the net, and there’s one to two feet of extra space between the bottom of the court and the camera frame.
Running on power over ethernet (POE), these cameras don’t have to be located near a power outlet. Instead they need to connect to a POE router. Your institution may already have a POE router for mandatory review cameras in other sports like basketball. If not, your IT department can purchase one. Per networking standards, POE is effective from a distance of up to 100 meters. If the distance from the camera to the POE router is farther than that, an Axis POE Midspan can be purchased and placed somewhere in the middle of the cabling to add power to that specific ethernet line.
For POE to work, the ethernet cabling must be CAT5, but preferably CAT6.
The camera you need depends on where it’ll be mounted in your facility, and the distance it is from the center of your court. Work with your sales rep to determine which camera will work best for your facility.
This is an example of a camera we use when it could be hit by a basketball or volleyball.
Video-Grade SD card
Your camera will come with an installed SD card that’s specifically for video. If you wish to purchase a backup SD card, Axis recommends this one.
The camera will need an assigned public IP for it to receive commands from our servers. These servers manage all automatic recordings and upload matches directly to the VolleyMetrics portal. Reach out to IT as soon as possible to set this up as the process may take some time.
Your firewall will need to allow communication to pass from the camera to our servers, and vice versa.
IP Address Assignment
The best method for IP assignment is configuring DHCP to assign the public IP address every time a device with the camera's MAC address connects to the network. You can find the MAC address on the camera or the camera box (the S/N number).
Alternatively, you can assign the camera a static IP using Axis IP Utility, a downloadable tool used to identify and manage all Axis IPs on your network.