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Manually add cameras and video streams

You can manually add a camera. This is possible without creating a location (address), in which case the camera is added to the All Cameras group (the group is displayed in the camera tree, see Tree View), or by specifying an address in the camera tree branch (see Tree View).

To manually add video streams, follow these steps:

  • Configure all network settings for the camera.

  • Power on the camera.

To add a camera manually:

  • Manually create a camera entity.

  • Select the address according to the Central Addressing System (CAS) when adding the camera entity.

  • If the location already exists, the camera is added to it. If it doesn't exist, a new location is created.

  • If the addition is made to a custom camera tree, CAS input is not required.

  • Choose the media server group.

If the media server groups aren’t specified, select it from the least loaded media servers out of the servers that aren’t in the groups.

If the media server groups are specified, then the search is performed for the least loaded media server out of all the media servers in the group.

As a result:

  • The request is sent to the Mediaserver.

  • The Mediaserver captures the video stream and initializes the stream.

  • The video stream is assigned the Unknown status.

  • The camera is assigned the Initializing status.

  • A re-request is sent to the Mediaserver, after which the video streams become active.

    The video stream is assigned the Active status.

    The camera is assigned the Active status.

If the video stream capture fails, the stream status changes to Inactive, and the camera is assigned the Inactive status.

  • The VMS assigns an ID and UUID to the video stream

  • A re-request is sent to the camera. If the VMS does not have a profile for this camera, the platform requests camera data:

    • MAC address

    • serial_number

    • vendor

    • model

If the vendor and/or model parameters were not obtained, the process is terminated.

  • The camera data is recorded in the camera profile and NetworkDevice.

Camera configurations are manually added (see Configuration for more details).

Adding camera configurations is only possible after successfully setting up video streams.

The Provisioning tab is not available when manually adding a camera.

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