How to connect an IP camera to Surveillance Center with Generic RTSP?
Posted by Support Team ASUSTOR on 17 June 2014 12:17 AM

Via Generic RTSP support, users can enter the RTSP path (URL) of their IP cameras into Surveillance Center to receive streaming video from their IP cameras. The streaming video can be used for basic viewing and recording functionality. However, there other functions such as motion/alarm recording, event notification, PTZ /Preset point control will not be supported.


To connect an IP camera, please first find the correct RTSP path (URL)* of the camera.

* You should be able to get this information from camera vendors. If you are unable to get this information, you may use the sites listed below for reference:


Step 1.

Go to Surveillance Center/Settings/Camera and click [Add].



Step 2

Select the option that allows you to enter the camera information manually.



Step 3

For [Brand] select [User-Defined] and for [Model] select [RTP over RTSP (TCP)] or [RTSP and RTP over HTTP]. Input the following information for the rest of the fields:

IP/Host: Camera’s IP or Host

Port: Camera’s HTTP port (normally 80)

RTSP Path: If you find the RTSP path info as [rtsp://ip_adx/channel1], then you should input [channel1] for this field.

RTSP Port: The RTSP port (normally 554). If you have selected [RTSP and RTP over HTTP] for [Model], this field        will not appear.

Username/Password: Camera’s administrator username and password.



Step 4

Click [Test] and see if the configurations are working properly.

If you see a green check mark, then it should be working properly.


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