In a large-scale deployment, Surveillance Station allows you to view up 49 channels all at the same time. Double click to enter full screen mode for any camera channel, and use PTZ to control camera angle. Take snapshot images to record important moments and save for archive. Surveillance Station makes live view much more efficient - all through one single interface.
You can customize your Live View layout to display different number of channels. Simply drag a camera and move it anywhere in the channel grid to create a template. Create multiple layouts to fit your different surveillance purposes. In a CMS (Centralized Management System) environment, you can integrate cameras hosted on different DiskStations to view them all in one single interface. You can also create camera groups and place them in a single layout to oversee all your environments.
Synology's support in fisheye camera grants you 360° panorama view of your environment. Since there's no blind spot, fisheye camera can cover more angles than a traditional IP camera. On Surveillance Station, you can specify any region or a hemispheric area (180°) to dewarp a fisheye image, into one that can be comprehended by human eyes. The dewarped image can be divided into a multiple channels for you to view simultaneously.
Surveillance Station supports complete PTZ functions with panning, tilting and zooming (optical and digital) to IP cameras to accommodate to different situations. With multiple PTZ cameras setup in one place, you can cover more blind spots. You can preset different PTZ positions and setup a patrol route in a predefined area.
Use Guard Wizard to set up a schedule patrol that starts recording when an event is triggered. You can select event type from Continuous, Motion Detection, Alarm, or Motion Detection and Alarm. So when you’re out, your PTZ camera can guard your place via a patrol route with different preset angles. And when something suspicious occurs, like someone walking into your office in the wrong time, recording will trigger.
Surveillance Station works on PC and Mac on all major browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. We make it that it doesn’t matter which browser you are using, you will always get the best experience out of Surveillance Station. And even if when you switch to another one, the experience carries on seamlessly.
Surveillance Station is also available on mobile devices - iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. Install DS cam from App Store or Android Market and you’ll be able to use Live View, Event Playback, PTZ and receive push notifications. With DS cam installed on your mobile device, you can connect to any DiskStation and monitor IP cameras located anywhere in the world.
Supports Over 1,000 Cameras
Surveillance Station supports more than 1,000 IP cameras, as well as ONVIF/PSIA standards to broaden the versatility of camera support. Among them are trustworthy manufacturers like ACTi, Axis, D-link, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek. So you can have a peace-of-mind and just simply choose a camera that fits your need, whether it’s for residential or professional use.
To make building a surveillance network easier, Surveillance Station provides a streamlined, easy-to-use wizard-based installer. Simply connect your IP cameras to your local network and follow the steps in the installation wizard. You can use Quick Setup to install a camera with optimal settings, or customize your own configurations. And even when you’re constructing a larger-scale deployment, you can still add batches of cameras as intuitive as adding one individual camera.
In Surveillance Station, everyone that has a DSM user account to log in and watch live feeds or recorded events - as a spectator. However, only the administrator account or users belong to the administrator group can have the power to edit privilege and camera settings. So you can create different privilege profiles and apply them to different group of users. For example, apply the All-Camera-Manager privilege profile to all regional managers, and All-Camera-Spectator to employees.
Monitoring your environment on your computer or mobile device is safe and secure. Available as a package in Package Center, Surveillance Station can be accessed from a direct login portal. It supports HTTPS and SSL/TLS connection, so whenever you log into Surveillance Station your connection is secure and is less likely to be intruded by others.
Recording is not just playback of past events on Surveillance Station. It’s intelligent. There are five modes of recording in which it’ll start by itself when something is triggered. Recording can also be run automatically by setting up a schedule. All your recordings can be “recycled” to make more space for new ones.
In Live View, you can click the record button located on control panel to start a recording session. You can manually stop the recording by clicking it. The recording will also stop when it reaches a limit on your storage space. Manual recording is agile as it’s completely controlled by you.
Continuous recording overruns any pre-set event trigger or system settings. The recording continues non-stop until it meets the end of its schedule session, or when the storage space is insufficient. If you are faced with mission-critical occasions, continuous recording is a great way to make sure that nothing will be missed.
Motion Detection is triggered when movement is detected. You can customize a detection area and adjust attributes like detection sensitivity, threshold, object size and trigger percentage to help you pin down the target more precisely. Even if your IP camera doesn’t support motion detection, you can still use this feature which is powered by Surveillance Station.
Alarm recording is similar to motion detection recording, as both are triggered by an event. It works when there’s electric current going into the IP camera. In practice, the electric current might come from a device attached to your front door, and when the door is opened, the device will signal the current to the camera, which in turn triggers recording.
This type of recording combines both alarm and motion detection recording, and is designed to reduce false alarms. Since alarm and motion detection use different ways to trigger recording, normally they will be deployed in different locations to cover any blind spot. The timing to which the recording is triggered is dependent on which mode detects action first.
Surveillance Station allows you to create a 24/7 recording schedule. You can also customize with different types of recording modes for different times of a week. For example, you can set motion detection from 6 to 12, and continuous recording all the way until the next morning. There’s also the Archive Rotation system to keep your space available for newer events.
Synology’s VisualStation VS80 is a device dedicated to surveillance. It offers a cost effective monitoring solution and flexibility to your business. Its energy efficient yet powerful features let you watch live feeds and recorded events managed by Surveillance Station, as well as perform PTZ actions. For places where a monitoring station is required, but not the complicated network setup, VS80 is the ideal choice for you.
Setting up VS80 is credibly simple. Just connect a LCD monitor or a TV and to the device, plug in the power and it’s ready to go. You can watch live feeds up to 9 channels in MJPEG, MPEG4 or H.264 video format. When you turn it on, you are directly on Live View, so you can perform PTZ actions, or switch to Timeline to watch recorded events, take snapshot and export to an external storage device - all by using an USB mouse.
As a dedicated surveillance monitoring station that comes with a variety of essential features, the VisualStation. Needless for a PC that consumes on average about 200W, VS80 only consumes a staggering 5.2W. In addition to minimizing power consumption, overtime, VS80 will save a lot of your resources and reduce overhead cost for your business.