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Surveillance Station licences for 2 devices

Postby tonyh » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:01 pm

I have 2 NAS devices on my home network, a DS110j running on DSM 5.2-5967 Update 5, and a DS116 running on DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 1. I would like to use surveillance station with a few IP cameras around my house. Can anyone tell me whether I have 1 free IP camera licence on each NAS box? or is it 2? If I have 2 licences on each NAS can I attach 4 cameras in total running surveillance station on both NAS devices? (I know I can purchase separate licences to expand camera network but I would like to know what my "free" start point is). Also, I would be grateful if anyone can point me to a guide on how to physically setup the IP cameras i.e. do you run say cat5e network cable from the camera to a router? or maybe to a hub? or is a WiFi connection better? (probably much easier).
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Surveillance Station licences for 2 devices

Postby havinabubble » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:33 pm

two, any more cameras per NAS and you will require additional licenses per camera (expensive IMHO)

physical or WiFi... get your cams online as per manufacture instructions and simply add those connection details to Surveillance Station

cable should be more stable than WiFi

doesn't matter if you go cam to router, cam to hub, cam to switch...as long as your cam is on your LAN then you can connect to it via SS.
WiFi can be easier, but can be flappy.... physical cable wins over WiFi in my setup, but then I have the ability to run cables (or use Powerline adaptors)

Good Luck!


I have 2 NAS devices on my home network, a DS110j running on DSM 5.2-5967 Update 5, and a DS116 running on DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 1. I would like to use surveillance station with a few IP cameras around my house. Can anyone tell me whether I have 1 free IP camera licence on each NAS box? or is it 2? If I have 2 licences on each NAS can I attach 4 cameras in total running surveillance station on both NAS devices? (I know I can purchase separate licences to expand camera network but I would like to know what my "free" start point is). Also, I would be grateful if anyone can point me to a guide on how to physically setup the IP cameras i.e. do you run say cat5e network cable from the camera to a router? or maybe to a hub? or is a WiFi connection better? (probably much easier).
Thanks in advance for any help.
Synology Model Number: DS918+
Firmware Version Number: DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 3
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Number of HDDs: 4
RAID Type: SHR (1dft)
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