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Surveillance Station

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The Surveillance Station offers live video monitoring and recording of IP cameras on the local network or the Internet.  Enable this feature in “Administration” > “Applications” > “Surveillance Station”.


The following Turbo NAS models support the Surveillance Station by default.

NAS models

Maximum number of supported IP cameras

TS-259 Pro+


TS-419U II, SS-439 Pro, TS-410U, TS-459 Pro+, TS-459 Pro II, TS-412U, SS-839 Pro, TS-859 Pro+, TS-879 Pro, TS-879U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-1079 Pro, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1679U-RP



Please visit http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?lang=en&sn=4056 for the IP cameras compatibility list.


About Surveillance Station Pro


The Surveillance Station Pro is an advanced version of the Surveillance Station. The application is compatible with more than 1400 IP cameras, supports adding extra number of recording channels by license management, user access control, advanced alarm settings, etc. The Surveillance Station Pro offers one free recording channel by default. To add extra number of recording channels, please purchase the license at the QNAP License Store (http://license.qnap.com) or contact an authorized reseller.


The following Turbo NAS models support the Surveillance Station Pro by default.

NAS models

Maximum number of supported IP cameras (free)

TS-469 Pro, TS-569 Pro, TS-669 Pro, TS-869 Pro, TS-269 Pro, TS-469U-RP, TS-869U-RP, TS-269L, TS-469L, TS-569L, TS-669L, TS-869L, TS-469U-SP



The Surveillance Station Pro can be installed on other Turbo NAS models by installing the add-on in “Applications” > “QPKG Center”.

NAS models

Maximum number of recording channels supported (by license purchase with the Surveillance Station Pro)

ARM series (TS-x10, x12, x19)


x86 series (TS-x39, x59, x69)


TS-x79 series



Use the Surveillance Station


Click the service link on “Administration” > “Applications” > “Surveillance Station” to connect to the application. Enter the username and password when you are prompted to.

Note: The Surveillance Station only supports 32-bit Internet Explorer version 7.0 or above.


To set up your network surveillance system by the NAS, follow the steps below:

1.Plan your home network topology
2.Set up the IP cameras
3.Configure the camera settings on the NAS
4.Configure your NAT router (for remote monitoring over the Internet)


Plan your home network topology

Write down your plan of the home network before setting up the surveillance system. Consider the following when doing so:

i.The IP address of the NAS
ii.The IP address of the IP cameras


Your computer, the NAS, and the IP cameras should be connected to the same router on the LAN. Assign fixed IP addresses to the NAS and the IP cameras. For example,

The LAN IP of the home router:
Camera 1 IP: (fixed IP)
Camera 2 IP: (fixed IP)
NAS IP: (fixed IP)


Set up the IP cameras

In this example, two IP cameras will be installed. Connect the IP cameras to your home network. Then set the IP address of the cameras so that they are in the same LAN as the computer. Login the configuration page of the Camera 1 by IE browser. Enter the IP address of the first IP camera as The default gateway should be set as the LAN IP of the router ( in this example). Then configure the IP address of the second IP camera as

Some IP cameras provide a utility for IP configuration. You may refer to the user manual of the cameras for further details.


* Please refer to http://www.qnap.com for the supported network camera list.


Configure the camera settings on the NAS

Login the Surveillance Station by the IE browser to configure the IP cameras. Go to “Settings” > “Camera Settings”. Enter the IP camera information, for example, name, model, and IP address.


Click “Test” on the right to ensure the connection to the IP camera is successful.


If your IP camera supports audio recording, you may enable the option on the “Recording Settings” page. Click “Apply” to save the changes.


Configure the settings of IP camera 2 following the above steps.


After you have added the network cameras to the NAS, go to the “Live View” page. The first time you connect to this page by the IE browser, you have to install the ActiveX control in order to view the images of IP camera 1 and IP camera 2. You can start to use the monitoring and recording functions of the Surveillance Station.


To use other functions such as motion detection recording, scheduled recording, and video playback, see the online help.


Configure your NAT router (for remote monitoring over the Internet)

To view the monitoring video and connect to the NAS remotely, you need to change the network settings by forwarding different ports to the corresponding LAN IP on your NAT router.


Change the port settings of the NAS and the IP cameras

The default HTTP port of NAS is 8080. In this example, the port is changed to 8000. Therefore, you have to connect to the NAS via http://NAS IP:8000 after applying the settings.


Then login the network settings page of the IP cameras. Change the HTTP port of IP camera 1 from 80 to 81. Then change the port of IP camera 2 from 80 to 82.


Next, login the Surveillance Station. Go to “Settings” > “Camera Settings”. Enter the port numbers of IP camera 1 and IP camera 2 as port 81 and port 82 respectively. Enter the login name and the password for both IP cameras.

Besides, enter the WAN IP address (or your domain address on the public network, for example, MyNAS.dyndns.org) and the port on the WAN for the connection from the Internet. After finishing the settings, click “Test” to verify the connection.


Go to the configuration page of your router and configure the port forwarding as below:

Forward port 8000 to the LAN IP of the NAS:
Forward port 81 to the LAN IP of IP camera 1:
Forward port 82 to the LAN IP of IP camera 2:


Note: When you change the port settings, make sure remote access is allowed. For example, if you office network blocks the port 8000, you will not be able to connect to your NAS from the office.


After you have configured the port forwarding and the router settings, you can start to use the Surveillance Station for remote monitoring over the Internet.


Connect to the snapshots and video recordings of Surveillance Station


All the snapshots are saved in “My Documents” > “Snapshot” (Windows XP) in your computer. If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, the default directory is “Documents” > “Snapshot”.


The video recordings will be saved in \\NASIP\Qrecordings or \\NASIP\Recordings. The general recordings are saved in the folder “record_nvr” and the alarm recordings are saved in the folder “record_nvr_alarm”.


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