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How to connect bird box camera to Synology NAS station

Synology NAS is the online driver for data storage which is designed to provide a solution of file storage and sharing in your home or commercial environment. The good thing is the Synology NAS has web-based operation system (DSM) built-in which can be accessed directly by Mac and other OS and Synology NAS has default plugins which can take in the IP based bird box camera. There is workarounds to view the bird box camera on the Mac or cross platform without installing any software on your computer.

1. First, go to the “package Center” and install “Surveillance Station”.

2. Next click “Surveillance station”. In the new page, click IP camera icon.

3. Now Click the “Add camera” on the top left corner.

4. In the next screen, Choose “Complete Setup”, you will be directed to new screen. Now name your camera, put in camera’s IP address, port: 8899, username: admin, password.

If you camera doesn’t support Onvif protocols, Choose {User Define} On the Brand. Next input the below RTSP command.

Example: rtsp:// (Replace the IP address to your camera and add the password field. The default password of camera is empty)

5. Click Next load the camera parameter. Now go back to Surveillance station and Click “Live view”, you should start seeing the live video from the camera in a seconds.

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  1. […] Synology NAS – Surveillance Station and DS Cam – If you have a Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit like I do (it’s a big honking array of big hard drives on the network), you can record to your NAS directly. Synology’s Surveillance Station software is a Network Video Recorder that supports the ONVIF protocol along with motion detection. The Surveillance Station client can be installed on your computer for viewing and exporting video, and a separate mobile client called DS Cam can be used to view footage on your mobile device. The help documentation provided with the camera didn’t cover this integration, but their help center did here. […]

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