Synology Surveillance Station let’s you to view and record live video from your home, your yard or workplace from any web browser; iPhone, Android mobile phone or pad. It does not matter do you have only one or over 20 IP-cameras – Synology Surveillance Station will act as a center to all of them providing additional features and possibilities, like extended motion detection and alarm recording, PTZ patrol paths, e-mail and SMS-notifications and much more.
Surveillance Station now breaks the limitation of using Internet Explorer as the only choice in a web browser based surveillance solution. A first of its kind for any web based NVR system. For users of various preference and concerns, Firefox and Google Chrome are now officially supported on Surveillance Station.
As long as you can find a computer with Internet connection, simply log on to your Surveillance Station and you will be monitoring in real-time of your cameras anywhere in the world. In the case of a large deployment, flexible layout management allows you to monitor up to 36 channels for live view concurrently. Double click on selected camera to switch to full screen mode, or use the mouse scroll control to perform digital zoom anytime on a selected camera.
Surveillance Station supports five video recording modes with intelligent built-in features such as custom detection areas motion detection, alarm recording and recording scheduling. Audio recording is also supported when an audio-capable camera is used.
Regardless of any event triggers or system inputs, the camera will record non-stop until the recording schedule has ended or storage becomes insufficient. This recording mode can be useful for archiving, or exporting for more advanced analytics. Each camera can be setup in their recording schedule to record continuous on their assigned time.
Motion Detection Recording
Recording will commence either when the camera or Surveillance Station detects a motion beyond the threshold setting. The level of intelligence in this recording mode is dictated by how well the threshold area and sensitivity was setup. Only suspicious movement are recorded and cut down waste by eliminating unnecessary recordings.
For motion detection recording, you can either rely on the built-in motion detection mechanism of the camera, or leave it to Surveillance Station (MJPEG only). User can define motion sensitivity and threshold to control the motion trigger. Designate up to 10 custom detection areas on the camera view and the recording will only begin when motion is detected within a designated area.
Straightforward Installation Process
Adding cameras is straightforward. Quick Setup and Complete Setup are available for you to choose from for a standard or customized installation. Both come with a search feature that automatically searches for available cameras1 on the network. All you need to do is select the camera to install from the search results and enter its username and password. This eliminates the trouble of remembering the camera’s model name and IP address.
For cameras not officially supported, you can also try choosing the User Define option and manually entering the source path to see if it works.
Any ONVIF/PSIA compliant cameras/encoders could also be added to Surveillance System easily through a well thought out user interface and installation process. Setting up IP Surveillance system has never been easier than this.
No Brand Locking
Have cameras from different vendors? You don’t need separate software to live view your collection of different cameras. With comprehensive IP Camera integration support, now you can log in Surveillance Station and use cameras from over 33 brands and 760 models.