Synology VS60 Surveillance Station

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Synology VS60 Review


With the price of NAS drives becoming a little more managable and the increased capacities necessary for the backup of everyday work and family photographs increasing, this type of hardware is becoming more proliferant in our homes. However, they arn’t the only additions to your network you can make, with several add-on boxes made available by companies like Synology.

Today we’re looking at the VS60, an addon to the Synology Surveillance Station that allows the direct, software-less monitoring of up to 6 different network cameras at once.



  • USB: 1 port in front, 1 port in rear (For USB disk and mouse)
  • Video Output: VGA x1
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack x1
  • Size (HxWxD) (mm) : 160x63x218 mm
  • Weight: 0.78Kg
  • LAN: 10/100BaseT
  • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Power Frequency: 50 / 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Operating Temperature: 40 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
  • Storage Temperature: 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B


  • Channel #: 4 or 6
  • Display Mode: 2×2 or 3×2
  • Decoding Throughput: 60 FPS at VGA resolution
  • Maximum Camera Resolution: D1 (720×480 in NTSC, 720×576 in PAL)
  • Snapshot: Yes (Save to USB disk)
  • PTZ: Yes (for PTZ cameras only)
  • Firmware Upgrade: Yes (via USB disk)
  • Resolution: 1280×768, 1024×768, 800×600

Supported Camera

There’s a giant list of supported cameras that work with the VS60. A list of them can be found here.


Last modified: February 15, 2011

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2 Responses to :
Synology VS60 Surveillance Station

  1. Josh says:

    You neglect to mention in your review, that the Surveillance Station software only allows the connection of a single camera, unless the user purchases additional “licenses” for each additional camera.

    To connect the 5 cameras that your NAS supports, you would have to buy 4 licenses, at $50 each, for an additional $200 cost, above and beyond the NAS purchase price.

    1. Whoopty says:

      Thanks for letting me know dude, I appreciate it :)

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