Adding policies is essential if you want to receive alerts and notifications for certain events like the presence of a person or an unidentified face. Policies can be assigned on a per camera basis and notifications can be assigned for different days and times.
To create a policy, go to the Policies area from Settings and choose "Add Policy". Once you name the policy and give an optional description, you can now configure it. To do that simply click the "Edit" button as the default policy will alert every day at all times.
On the edit screen, you can choose to add new timeframes for when you want notifications. Simply choose "Add another time frame" which will bring up another row where you can choose which alert you want on certain days and times. In this example, we'll set up alerts for after hours during the week and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Once complete, choose Save in the upper right hand corner.
Now that the policy is saved, be sure to assign the necessary cameras to it. You do this by clicking "Assigned Cameras" and choose "Add Cameras". This can also be done from any camera page as well.
Now that policy alerts are configured, individual users can configure how they want to receive alerts by adjusting their notification settings. By default, all users with administrative control over the cameras in the policy will receive alerts for them unless you adjust these notification settings.