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Surveillance Station 5.1 Introduction

Surveillance Station 5.1 Introduction

Professional Video Management System

With high megapixel cameras and fisheye cameras getting increasingly popular, specific features for these kinds of applications are highly thought of. With its next-generation interface, Surveillance Station 5.1 maximizes the usability of high-resolution and fisheye footage and increases the management efficiency of surveillance systems.

Overview

Local Display

The QNAP NAS with Surveillance Station Local Display function can perform monitoring and playback by using an HDMI display to deliver live Full HD (1920x1080) video monitoring. With the playback and speed control shuttle bar, you can fast-forward and rewind the video by dragging the button respectively. QNAP QvPC technology provides a straightforward way to reduce the total costs in your SOHO and SMB environment.

Local Display

Live View

With Surveillance Station, users can easily manage & monitor multiple IP cameras on a real-time basis using web browsers, and attain first-hand status of monitored areas. You can directly manage your PTZ and fisheye cameras and flexibly monitor every desired area and detail. With default display modes and user-defined views, you can easily and flexibly manage your surveillance system.

Live View

QNAP Dewarp Technology for Various Monitoring Applications

QNAP’s Qdewarp is a generic fisheye dewarp technology that works without affecting original recordings. With Qdewarp, if the fisheye camera is on our capability list, you can choose from many dewarping modes in the remote monitoring page for various monitoring applications, and are not limited to vendor-specific dewarping modes.
For more information, please refer to the tutorial.

QNAP Dewarp Technology for Various Monitoring Applications

Virtual Camera with Image Cropping

Megapixel cameras have become mainstream for larger recording areas and higher resolution footages. You can define a focused area, such as an exit, as a virtual camera on the Surveillance Settings page. You can simulate up to four virtual cameras as extended cameras of a physical camera. No additional camera licenses are required. You can view physical cameras and virtual cameras in the same view.
For more information, please refer to the tutorial.

Virtual Camera with Image Cropping

ROI (Region of Interest) for 1O*R View

High-resolution cameras (such as 4K) can cover a much larger area than traditional ones. We support ROI mode on the remote monitoring page. If you want to see the original image and multiple regional images from the same camera in one view, you can select a 5 or 7 split view to define multiple focused areas on the overview image. No additional camera licenses are required.
For more information, please refer to the tutorial.

See the Images of the Physical Camera and Multiple Focused Area in One View
Fisheye Dewarping Mode
  • Similar to the virtual camera feature, you can see the images of the physical camera and multiple focused areas from one view, but the image source is from the same camera.
  • For fisheye cameras, similar to the fisheye dewarping mode (1O5R or 1O7R), you can see the original image and multiple dewarped regional images in one view.

Flexible Monitoring View Management

Fisheye cameras provide 360° surround views with a 1:1 aspect ratio. Different megapixel cameras can support different resolutions and aspect ratios, such as Full HD (16:9), QXGA (4:3), and AXIS’s 9:16 corridor format. You can select & drag a physical camera (fixed, PTZ, or fisheye camera) or even a virtual camera to one grid of your defined layout in Surveillance Settings. With view management, you can customize your own layouts and views for different monitoring purposes and locations, not limited to default display modes. In the remote monitoring page, you can then select your defined views to monitor focused cameras and areas immediately.
For more information, please refer to the tutorial.

Customize Your View and Layout in Surveillance Settings
Choose the View Mode in the Left Tree’s View Tab
  • You can customize your view and layout in Surveillance Settings
  • In the monitor page, you can choose the view mode in the left tree’s view tab.

Recording and Playback

The Surveillance Station provides flexible options to set up IP camera recording, including smart recording and dual recording. The smart recording function can automatically switch the recording detail to a higher resolution when alarms are triggered. This greatly saves the cost spent on hard drives. The dual recording function can record higher and lower video streams at the same time. You can select the recordings to playback depending on the network environment. For greater efficiency, the Surveillance Station provides an intuitive playback interface for easier playback control and more dewarping modes.

Live View

Dual Recording

If you always have low-bandwidth connections, you can enable the dual recording function to save both higher and lower recordings for further use. Please refer to our camera compatibility list to find dual-recording compatible cameras.

Dual Recording

QNAP Dewarp Technology
for Post-alarm Diagnosis

QNAP’s Qdewarp is a generic fisheye dewarp technology that works without affecting original recordings. With Qdewarp, if the fisheye camera is on our capability list, you can choose from many dewarping modes in the remote monitoring page for post-alarm diagnosis, and are not limited to vendor-specific dewarping modes.
For more information, please refer to the tutorial.

QNAP Dewarp Technology for Post-alarm Diagnosis

Average Time-Divided Playback
for One Day Recording

If you want to find out alarm events from one camera, average time-divided playback is a better way. You can designate a channel for average time-divided playback. This can be divided into 4-channel or 9-channel display modes. If you select the 9-channel display mode, the system will divide the chosen footage into 9 segments and play each segment on one channel (for a total of 9 channels) for playback. You can see the recordings from different times to quickly find alarm events.

Average Time-Divided Playback for One Day Recording

System Configuration

The Surveillance Station offers an innovative desktop design to compliment smooth working efficiency. The multi-window design allows concurrent multi-tasking, and enables administrators to easily switch between tasks to increase productivity. The Surveillance Station also provides user-friendly options for you to easily set up a surveillance system.

Live View

Export / Import Camera Settings

If you need to deploy multiple NASs with similar camera settings, you can save time in installing and configuring cameras by exporting settings from NAS 1 and importing them to other NASs.

Export / Import Camera Settings

Camera Preview

To adjust your recording parameters on multiple cameras, you normally would need to repeat settings for each camera. You can preview up to 3 video settings at once before applying them.

Camera Preview

Support mainstream web browsers

Surveillance Station 5.1 supports multiple mainstream web browsers. You can also access real-time monitoring and video playback via Mac/Windows utilities without using a web browser. Simply upgrade your QNAP NAS to QTS 4.2 (or newer version), and you can enjoy a smoother video surveillance experience.

Support mainstream web browsers