Setting up an IP camera in corridor mode allows for the camera’s wide lens size to be seen vertically instead of horizontally.
If you install an IP camera in a hallway and the walls (left and right) cover too much of the screen, then it’s a good idea to set the camera on corridor mode. This way you’ll capture a better (and longer) view of the hallway (not just useless walls).
The technicians call this method “corridor mode” or “hallway mode”. In this article, we will explain how to set such mode for Dahua IP cameras.
The procedure can be applied to any camera model (not just Dahua). While the interface may be different, the corridor mode logic is the same across all the CCTV cameras.
CCTV Corridor Mode Setup
Step 1. Set your camera in the proper display position. In our case, we are using an eyeball-style camera, but the idea is the same if you have a bullet or dome-style camera. Make note of the IR sensor, it needs to be in an upper position and straight.
So, in this step, mount the camera and position it right (forget about the corridor mode, position it as a regular CCTV camera). And make sure that the image looks ok normally from the normal mount position (as seen in the picture below).
Step 2. Flip the camera via the built-in software. Open up the camera on the web browser (Internet Explorer), log in using your username and password, then go to Setup > Camera > Conditions and set the Flip to 90 degrees. If you need to flip the image the other way set your camera to 270-degree flip.
Step 3. Once you have made sure that the flip is on, rotate the camera lens to straighten the video out.
A correct corridor mode view should look like the picture below. As you can see, you have fewer walls and more view in the hallway.