Synology VS60 Surveillance Station

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Setup

The first step in setting up the VS60 involves setting up the Surveillance Station on the NAS drive. You first have to activate this in the settings menu. You can see more information on preparing the Synology NAS drives in our previous reviews here, and here.

The first tab in the surveillance station is a live view that gives you quite similar controls to what the VS60 actually offers: resolution change, a camera drop down for those with multiple camera setups, pan, tilt options and a snapshot button.


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The second tab allows you to view all the cameras in your network and adjust their settings; in this case just one though.


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The event tab allows you to setup automation for the camera setup, meaning you can have it turn on or begin recording at certain times of the day and other events.


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If you want to fine-tune the timed camera activities you can utilise the "Timeline" tab.


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After turning on the VS60 in the options menu, you can utilise the VisualStation tab which allows you to add multiple devices like the VS60, and customise its network settings. In the camera submenu you can decide the layout for the different cameras when viewing them from the VS60.


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The Notification menu allows you to have emails sent to you if anything is picked up moving on the camera.


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Options is where you enable the visual station, alter the Port range and set up the NAS device as a host or client server.


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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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