Business plan users can leverage the ability to store events on a NAS device. This allows for redundant storage in the case of an internet outage.
1. Log into your account and go to Username -> Settings menu.
2. Click Add NAS
3. Fill in all the NAS information.
NAS Name - any label you want to give your NAS setup
Internal IP - This is the IP where the NAS is running. This must be on the same network as your camera. Share Name - i.e. myshare\myfolder Make sure you've created a share name on the NAS previously. If not you can still do this after this setup.
IMPORTANT: Use different share names for different camera types to avoid conflicts. For example if you have Axis and Hanwha camera going to the same NAS use different share names: axisshare, hanwhashare. Also pay attention to sub-folders. They maybe represented in different ways. i.e. myshare\subdir or myshare/subdir
IMPORTANT: Certain camera manufacturers (i.e. Hanwha Techwin) have issues using the same share name. To be safe always use different share folders for each and every camera.
Username - This is the username of the NAS
Password - This is the password of the NAS
Now that we setup a NAS we can attach it to a camera.
1. Log into your account.
2. Select your camera and use the small arrow next to the name to bring up the menu. Select Edge Storage.
3. A new window will appear with SD card (if available) as the default. Select the NAS tab.
4. Select the NAS Device you created earlier and selct Mount. You can use Test to verify it's all working.
Note: When you first go to the NAS tab, you may see a Disk Status and it's showing you can Unmount the device. However if you don't see a NAS device in your list that means an existing NAS may have existed on the camera. In that case Unmount first then go ahead and add the NAS.
5. Make sure Edge Storage Events are ON and here you can select the Record Mode type. Continous or Event triggers. This may vary by camera model. In addition you may see a Qualty setting to apply to the NAS events.
6. Click Save to start storing to the NAS.
Note that not all camera models are able to show play or download events on the timeline. See below for camera model specifics.
1. Right next to the Go Live/Live button you will have a filter. Click filter to show specific storage locations. In this case select NAS.
2. Timeline will be popluated with specific events. Note: this can take time to load events especially with a large time scale (i.e. 24 hrs)
3. In the diagram above there are several items being displayed.
4. Once any event plays you can download directly. Of course you can always just go to the NAS to pull any events as well.