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How to record videos from MOBOTIX IP cameras to QNAP Turbo NAS

Users of MOBOTIX IP cameras with built-in video management software (VMS) can benefit from higher reliability and flexible storage expansion by recording the video files directly to the QNAP Turbo NAS. This application note will guide you through the steps to set up the Turbo NAS and a MOBOTIX IP camera (M22) to record the video files to the NAS via NFS and SMB/CIFS.

  1. Record video files from MOBOTIX IP cameras to QNAP Turbo NAS via NFS
  2. Record video files from MOBOTIX IP cameras to QNAP Turbo NAS via SMB/CIFS

 

A. Record video files from MOBOTIX IP cameras to QNAP Turbo NAS via NFS

  1. Set up the Turbo NAS
    1. Login the Turbo NAS as “admin”. Enable the NFS service in “Network Services” > “Win/Mac/NFS” > “NFS Service”.
    2. Go to “Privilege Settings” > “Shared Folders”. Create a folder “Mobotix”, which can only be accessed by the administrator (admin).

    3. Click the Settings icon to configure the access right for the folder “Mobotix”.
    4. Navigate to NFS host access. Select “No limit” for the access right. You may also specify the IP of the PCs which are allowed to connect to the folder for secure access to the recording data.
  2. Set up the MOBOTIX IP cameras
    1. Open a web browser and connect to the web administration page of the MOBOTIX IP camera. Login the camera and click “Admin Menu”.
    2. Click “Storage on External File Server / Flash Device” under “Storage”.
    3. Select the checkbox “NFS File Server”.
    4. Enter the NAS IP and the name of the NAS network share for the recording, i.e. “/Mobotix”. Click “Set” and reboot the camera.
    5. Access the video files on the Turbo NAS.
      The video files of the MOBOTIX IP camera will be recorded to the NAS via NFS. To access the recording data, connect to the NAS via SMB/CIFS or via the File Station (for the Turbo NAS running QTS 4.0 or above).


    Note:
    The recording mode can be set in “Setup Menu” > “Recording” > “Storage Settings” via the web administration page of the MOBOTIX IP camera.

    For example:

    • Snap Shot Recording: Snap shot recording saves single JPEG images without audio data.
    • Event Recording: Event recording stores MxPEG clips that can also contain audio data when an event is triggered.
    • Continuous Recording: Continuous recording continuously stores MxPEG clips that can also contain audio data.






B. Record video files from MOBOTIX IP cameras to QNAP Turbo NAS via SMB/CIFS

The video files of the MOBOTIX IP camera will be recorded to the NAS. To access the recording data, connect to the NAS via SMB/CIFS.

Note:
The recording mode can be set in “Setup Menu” > “Recording” > “Storage Settings” via the web administration page of the MOBOTIX IP camera.

For example:

• Snap Shot Recording: Snap shot recording saves single JPEG images without audio data. • Event Recording: Event recording stores MxPEG clips that can also contain audio data when an event is triggered. • Continuous Recording: Continuous recording continuously stores MxPEG clips that can also contain audio data.

Remark:
Continuous recording will require more storage capacity than other recording modes.





  1. Set up the Turbo NAS
    1. Login the Turbo NAS as “admin”. Enable Microsoft Networking in “Network Services” > “Win/Mac/NFS” > “Microsoft Networking” (enabled by default).
    2. Go to “Privilege Settings” > “Users”. Create a user, e.g. “Camera_cifs”.


    3. Click “Home Folder” under “Users” and enable home folders for all the NAS users.
  2. Set up the MOBOTIX IP camera
    1. Open a web browser and connect to the web administration page of the MOBOTIX IP camera. Login the camera and click “Admin Menu”.
    2. Click “Storage on External File Server / Flash Device” under “Storage”.
    3. Select the checkbox “SMB/CIFS File Server”.
    4. Enter the NAS IP and the name of the NAS network share (home) for the recording. Specify the username (Camera_cifs) created to access this specific folder. Click “Set” and reboot the camera.
    5. Access the video files on the Turbo NAS through CIFS/SMB or File Station (for the Turbo NAS running QTS 4.0 or above).


Release date: 2014-08-21
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