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Installation in 5 easy steps

ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center provides a quick installation wizard that helps you find cameras in your local area network, and complete the appropriate resolution, recording and system settings. Only 5 easy steps are needed, allowing anyone to effortlessly complete installation and minimizing the extra costs and time often associated with less user friendly systems.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Installation in 5 easy steps

Supports a wide variety of cameras

ASUSTOR Surveillance Center supports a wide variety of different camera models, allowing you to choose suitable cameras based on functional needs and cost considerations.

Supports 900+ IP cameras

Surveillance Center is currently compatible with over 900+ IP camera models from world renowned brands. Furthermore, ASUSTOR releases multiple updates each year that add more compatible cameras providing for even more flexible options.

ONVIF Profile S, T support

Supporting ONVIF Profile S and Profile T allows Surveillance Center to further expand compatibility for network IP cameras, giving system integrators and home users more flexibility and choice when creating their surveillance system.

Generic camera support

What do you do if your camera is not on Surveillance Center’s compatibility list? Surveillance Center can now receive real-time video streams from cameras via the Generic RTSP function that is supported by the majority of all cameras. This makes basic real-time video streaming and recording with almost any camera a breeze.


You want high resolution recordings, but does choppy video from surveillance feeds annoy you? Surveillance Center now supports 3 independent video streaming modes*, allowing administrators to configure default resolutions for recordings and viewing feeds remotely. Users can select appropriate resolutions based on network bandwidth and the number of channels that they are viewing, optimizing video streaming under different network bandwidth limitations.

*Number may vary according to camera brand.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Multi-Stream

Automated event action rules

Automated event action rules allow administrators to customize alarm handling rules (SOP). When an event occurs, the system can select different measures to handle the situation based on the type of event that occurred or the time the event occurred. These different measures include actively sending out email/SMS notifications to different groups, smartphone push notifications, activating multiple cameras to begin recording, assigning cameras to patrol a specific area or activating other external devices* providing automated and intelligent event handling.

*When an event occurs, event actions can notify other external devices via http commands (CGI/URL).

Event linking

Event handling rules allows the system to automatically execute a specified action when an event occurs, minimizing any manual work that has to be done. For example, when a backyard camera detects motion, all cameras along the perimeter of a house can automatically begin to record. Or when a window is opened, PTZ cameras can immediately begin to patrol.

Event notifications

When cameras receive specified events, Surveillance Center can immediately send email/SMS or push notifications to selected individuals.

Linking to external devices

Support for external event settings allows other systems (e.g., door security systems) to trigger events in the Surveillance Center system. Surveillance Center can also receive events and proceed to notify external devices.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Automated event action rules

Immediate notification

When disruptions occur, you'll know immediately. You can use Surveillance Center's Event Management function to keep you informed of critical events. Whether these events are an alarm trigger, motion trigger or a disconnected camera, you can configure Surveillance Center to send you notification immediately via email or SMS.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Immediate notification

Role-based access control

Surveillance Center provides role based access control, allowing administrators to create roles for users according to their responsibilities, administrative tasks that they are able to execute, and the camera feed playback and administrative functions available to them. These roles can then be assigned to users based on their responsibilities and administrative tasks that they are able to execute, significantly increasing management convenience and flexibility.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Role-based access control

Camera expansion with add-on licenses

Need to monitor more areas? No problem! In addition to the 4 free camera licenses provided by default you can also use ASUSTOR’s flexible add-on camera licenses to add camera channels, allowing you to easily expand the scope of your surveillance system. What’s more, you can also freely transfer camera licenses among different ASUSTOR devices.

  • 2 different camera license packages are offered: single channel and 4 channels
  1. The maximum number of camera channels is determined by the test results of each channel (based on 720P (1280x720)、30 FPS、H.264). Actual performance may differ according to camera settings and NAS load conditions.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Camera expansion with add-on licenses

RTSP Streaming Server

The all-new RTSP Streaming Server, gives system integrators the ability to conveniently integrate Surveillance Center with 3rd party equipment, allowing any device supporting RTSP to receive real-time video feeds from cameras on the network managed by Surveillance Center. Furthermore, RTSP streaming server also allows users to manage the number of connections and remove any malicious connections.


Accepts all the integrated IP cameras and ONVIF compliant IP cameras.

ASUSTOR Surveillance Center RTSP Server

Surveillance Center’s RTSP Server streams live video and audio content from IP cameras over the Internet via the industry-standard RTSP protocol.


Surveillance Center’s RTSP Server supports all RTSP players, allowing live video feeds from cameras to be viewed on any device anywhere.

Asustor NAS 華芸 RTSP Streaming Server

More Flexible Recording Quotas

The Surveillance Center system can define recording storage quotas according to the storage space size or retention period. Additionally, different storage quotas can be configured according to different camera priorities allowing administrators to easily achieve effective recording using limited storage capacity.

Asustor NAS 華芸 More Flexible Recording Quotas

Self-Defined Recording File Save Location

Surveillance Center provides a self-defined save location function for recording files. Users can configure the location according to their preferences for added flexibility and freedom.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Self-Defined Recording File Save Location

All New Log In Screen

System administrators can customize the dedicated Surveillance Center login screen, allowing all users to directly log in to Surveillance Center via an individual login page for quick and convenient access.

Asustor NAS 華芸 All New Log In Screen

Scheduled Powering On and Off of Cameras

Sometimes you may not want your cameras to be turned on. The camera power on and off function allows you to turn off cameras at any time. When you need you cameras to begin surveillance again you can turn them on instantly. Additionally, users can use the schedule setting to configure the automatic powering on and off of cameras increases operation flexibility while reducing the time required for maintenance.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Scheduled Powering On and Off of Cameras

Export/Importing Camera Settings

Now, you can preserve camera settings by exporting them to folders on the NAS which not only provides a backup, but also allows for the easy deployment of camera settings to other Surveillance Center installations.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Export/Importing Camera Settings

Centralized Surveillance Software - CMS Lite

A Solution designed for systems with multiple servers spread across different locations, CMS Lite allows surveillance professionals to have more flexibility and convenience when monitoring and playing back video. It can centralize management for up to 256 IP cameras and ASUSTOR NVRs in up to 32 different locations, significantly enhancing management efficiency.

Asustor NAS 華芸 Centralized Surveillance Software - CMS Lite