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NAS 161

Introduction to Surveillance Center

Learn how to set up an start using Surveillance Center.

2021-07-20

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Configure and use Surveillance Center.


PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:
N/A

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
None


OUTLINE

1. Setting up Surveillance Center

1.1 Install Surveillance Center

1.2 Surveillance Center Quick Start Wizard

2. Using Surveillance Center

2.1 Live View

2.2 Playback

2.3 Export video





1. Setting up Surveillance Center

1.1 Install Surveillance Center

STEP 1

  • Using your Web browser, log in to ADM using an administrator account.
  • Select [App Central] [ASUSTOR Apps].
  • Click on [Surveillance Center] and press [Install].


STEP 2

  • Locate the [Surveillance Center] icon in the ADM desktop and click on it to open Surveillance Center.


STEP 3

  • Please click the button below to download and install the component. (ASUSTOR Surveillance Center Viewer)


STEP 4

  • After the component is installed, locate the [Surveillance Center] icon in the ADM desktop and click on it to open Surveillance Center.



1.2 Surveillance Center Quick Start Wizard

STEP 1

  • Select [Settings] [Quick Start]. The Quick Start Wizard should now appear.


STEP 2

  • Click the arrow on the right hand side of the window to continue. The Quick Start Wizard will then scan your local area network for cameras.


STEP 3

  • Select the cameras from the list that you want to manage with Surveillance Center.


STEP 4

  • If you find that your camera has not been listed, please click on the [Add manually] button to add your camera.


STEP 5

  • Next, specify a username and password for each selected camera. You can also use one username and password for all cameras if you wish.


STEP 6

  • At the next screen you will be able to configure the name, video format, resolution and frame rate for all your cameras.


STEP 7

  • Configure the recording mode and schedule.


STEP 8

  • Configure Surveillance Center’s storage space settings for recordings. Configuration should now be complete. You are now ready to start using Surveillance Center.




2. Using Surveillance Center

2.1 Live View

STEP 1

  • Log in to ADM using an administrator account.
  • Double-click on the Surveillance Center icon and then click on the [Live View].


  • Introduction to Functions:
  • a. Change screen layout
    b. Full screen
    c. Take a snapshot of focus channel
    d. Enable/disable manual record
    e. Sequenced view
    f. Mute/Unmute
    g. Maps
    h. Settings
    i. PTZ controls
    j. PTZ preset point control

    Note: Cameras that do not support PTZ cannot be controlled by PTZ. The PTZ preset point needs to be set in the settings page provided by the camera.



    2.2 Playback

    STEP 1

    • Click on the [Playback].
    • Select the date for the recordings that you wish to access.
    • You can drag the slider along the time axis to specify the time that you want recordings played from. If you require finer control you can also click on the time axis to get an enlarged view for the specific time period.


  • Introduction to Functions:
  • a. Archived recording files
    b. Recording calendar: Dates with recordings will appear in black.
    c. Status indicator: Will display the date, time and status of files being played.
    d. Export video: Specify the channel and time for videos that you wish to export.
    e. Take a snapshot of focus channel.
    f. Allows all channels to playback simultaneously.
    g. Skip 10 sec backward
    h. Skip 30 sec forward
    i. Smart Search



    2.3 Export video

    STEP 1

    • Click on the [Playback].
    • Select the date for the recordings that you wish to access.
    • Click on .


    STEP 2

    • Drag to select the start and end time of the exporting video.
    • Click on .


    STEP 3

    • Select the destination to save the exported video, click on [OK].


    STEP 4

    • Click on [Finish] after the video exporting is completed.
    • The exported video will be saved as a zip file in the selected destination.

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