Release Notes for Surveillance Station

Description:

Surveillance Station is a web-based application that can manage IP cameras to safeguard your home or office environment. With Surveillance Station, you can watch and record live view videos, set up scheduled recording, playback recorded events via web browser, VisualStation, or mobile device for remote monitoring. Notifications can also be sent to you whenever important events occur.

Version: 8.2.6-6009


(2019-07-30)

Important Note

  • The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  • Surveillance Station 8.2.6 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  • Surveillance Station 8.2.6 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.7 and above.
  • Surveillance Station 8.2.6 supports VS360HD 4.3.5 and above.
  • Surveillance Station 8.2.6 supports VS960HD 2.3.7 and above.

New Features

  • Added support for Deep Video Analytics with People Counting, Deep Motion Detection, Intrusion Detection, and No-Idle Zone task with high accuracy and rapid responses, based on deep learning algorithms (only supported on DVA3219 model).
  • Added support for PIR motion sensor in Surveillance Station Motion Detection for better accuracy.
  • Added support for triggering and receiving IFTTT events in Action Rule.
  • Added support for extending the beep time in LiveView Alert.
  • Added support for exporting logs in Excel format.
  • Added support for license migration via Synology Account.
  • Increased the time compression ratio limit of Timelapse to shorten the compression time. Enhanced the compatibility of ONVIF and Generic camera setup.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where Archive Vault tasks might not execute normally.
  • Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station might not run normally after hard drive migrations.
  • Fixed an issue where Timelapse might not function normally during daylight saving time.
  • Fixed an issue where event notifications might not attach snapshots correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where LiveView might not be able to dewarpe images of fisheye cameras correctly.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 8.2.5-5850


(2019-07-04)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.2.5 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.2.5 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.2.5 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.
  5. Surveillance Station 8.2.5 supports VS960HD 2.3.4 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Adjusted Gmail notification authentication mechanism to comply with the new Gmail API.

Version: 8.2.4-5847


(2019-06-11)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.2.4 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.2.4 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.2.4 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.
  5. Surveillance Station 8.2.4 supports VS960HD 2.3.4 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Optimized database stability and reduced the chance of database corruption due to power outages.
  2. Fixed an issue where multiple camera connections from DS cam might not disconnect normally and cause high NAS memory usage.
  3. Fixed an issue where cameras might not be migrated successfully with excessive recordings.
  4. Fixed an issue where Archive Vault tasks might execute repeatedly under certain conditions.
  5. Minor bug fixes

Version: 8.2.3-5828


(2019-01-25)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.2.3 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.2.3 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.2.3 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.
  5. Surveillance Station 8.2.3 supports VS960HD 2.3.4 and above.

New Features

  1. Added support for privilege profiles to be applied to group users.
  2. Added support for more user operations in Log.
  3. Introduced the new Video Transcoder application, allowing videos to be easily transcoded into a format compatible with Surveillance Station.
  4. Added support for a quick setup of ONVIF cameras.
  5. Added support for restarting cameras after disconnection to stabilize connectivity.
  6. Added support for a video preview after Action Rule events are triggered.
  7. Added support for access control and intercom functions in Action Rule.
  8. Added support for cardholder access events in Action Rule.
  9. Added support for client name customization.
  10. Added support for notifications when clients are disconnected or logged out.
  11. Added support for notifications when Archive Vault tasks are running too slowly.
  12. Optimized the camera search function by excluding previously added cameras.
  13. Added support for specified-time-period searches (e.g. every Monday, 0:00-0:15 ) in Recording.
  14. Added support for PTZ controls to be disabled in Live View.
  15. Added support for appointing the hiding time of the mouse and yellow focus frame in Live View and Timeline.
  16. Added support for fixed aspect ratio in E-Map.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-19:03).
  2. Fixed an issue where the archive rotation of Smart Time Lapse might send incorrect messages.
  3. Fixed an issue where snapshots might not be attached to Notification mails on certain NAS models.
  4. Fixed an issue where Live View videos might not be played correctly on certain NAS models.
  5. Fixed an issue where expansion units might not record normally after its storage space is recovered.
  6. Fixed an issue where IP addresses might be altered if VisualStation firmware is updated remotely.

Version: 8.2.2-5766


(2018-11-08)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.2.2 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.2.2 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.2.2 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.2.2 supports VS960HD 2.3.0 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:58)

Version: 8.2.1-5765


(2018-10-18)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.2.1 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.2.1 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.2.1 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.2.1 supports VS960HD 2.3.0 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the memory usage of NAS devices might increase under certain conditions.
  2. Fixed an issue where archive rotation might continue to send notifications without being triggered.
  3. Fixed an issue where domain users might not be able to use applications with Dual Authorization properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where snapshots might not be attached in email notifications.
  5. Fixed an issue where notifications of the iOS build-in email application might wrongly show that there are multiple attachments in an email.
  6. Fixed an issue where edited camera settings might not be applied when the share stream path is set as permanent.
  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 8.1.6-5519


(2018-10-02)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.6 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.6 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1.2 to 1.1.5.
  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.6 supports VS360HD 4.2.2 to 4.2.5.
  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.6 supports VS960HD 2.2.2 to 2.2.5.
  5. This is the last version that supports Surveillance Station Plugin. For Surveillance Station versions 8.2 and above, please use the HTML5 solution on Chrome or the high performance Surveillance Station Client desktop client as an alternative.

Fixed Issues

  1. Optimized database stability and reduced the chance of database corruption due to power outages.
  2. Fixed an issue where data transfer might fail when upgrading from Surveillance Station 6.1 or below.
  3. Fixed an issue where cameras might stop recording under certain conditions.
  4. Fixed an issue where the system performance might be affected if the cache space is filled by alert events.
  5. Fix an issue where video servers might not be properly paired with the host server due to account-name capitalization recognition problems.

Version: 8.2.0-5761


(2018-09-13)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.2 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.2 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.2.0 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.2 supports VS360HD 4.3.0 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.2 supports VS960HD 2.3.0 and above.

  5. The web-based Surveillance Station interface now uses HTML5 player, allowing you to view videos without installing plugins. Learn more on the compatibility.

What’s New

  1. Introduced the new mobile application Synology LiveCam, allowing users to download it for free and turn their mobile devices into IP cameras.

  2. Introduced the new Smart Time Lapse application that can shorten lengthy videos into seconds or minutes.

  3. Introduced the new Live Broadcast application with a intuitive interface that allows users to stream live videos to YouTube.

  4. Introduced the new Dual Authorization application that restricts users from operating sensitive functions (such as access to archives) unless they are authorized by another party.

  5. Supports the new IP speaker devices, allowing users to broadcast in real time or periodically play recordings on multiple IP speakers. Please refer to Surveillance Station IP Speaker Support List for more information.

  6. Introduced the new transaction compatibility tool that can test the compatibility of transaction devices before users deploy them with Surveillance Station. (Go to download page)

  7. Introduced the new transaction simulation tool which supports TCP and can be added to Surveillance Station for tryouts before users obtain a physical transaction device. (Go to download page)

  8. The updated Application Center provides over 20 advanced applications to meet various user needs.

  9. The updated Help application added 10 detailed tutorials and guides.

  10. Optimized the Timeline application by providing the event filter function and supporting playback rates up to 32x.

  11. Optimized the Live View application by improving the Alerts interface and allowing users to play selected layouts successively.

  12. Optimized the Archive Vault application by improving its functions and connection.

  13. Optimized the Client Management application by allowing users to change the Live View layouts and update VisualStation firmware remotely.

  14. Optimized the Camera Edit interface by adjusting the location of Settings and moving Event Detection and I/O Port to the Camera Edit page.

  15. Optimized the Notification application by adding support for continuous snapshots within a specified interval after events are detected.

  16. Optimized the User Defined Camera interface by adding support for uploading mp4 videos as virtual cameras.

  17. Added support for file sharing, allowing users to share the download and view links of recording files conveniently.

  18. Added support for the mute mode in Notifications, so that notifications can be suspended for a certain period of time.

  19. Added support for uploading SVG images as e-maps.

  20. Added support for binding events such as PIR detection and ACAP detection to motion detection (camera supports required). A bonded event will be viewed as a motion detection event and will thus trigger corresponding actions.

  21. Added support for multi keyword search, and support for downloading of recordings and data in the Transaction application.

Fixed Issues

  1. Optimized the CMS connection to reduce connection traffic between the host server and the recording server.

  2. Fixed an issue where the Btrfs file system might run slowly due to the fragmentation of usable storage space when multiple cameras are recording simultaneously.

  3. Fixed an issue where the Surveillance Station display time might be incorrect in specific time zones.

  4. Fixed an issue where the system performance might slow down under limited transmission speed because of the lack of cache.

  5. Fixed a minor issue where Surveillance Station might pause when the system is writing log files.

Version: 8.1.5-5513


(2018-05-23)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.5 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.5 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1.2 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.5 supports VS360HD 4.2.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.5 supports VS960HD 2.2.2 and above.

What's New

  1. Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance.

  2. Thai user interface is now available (with DSM 6.2 and above).

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Archive Vault tasks with local host as the archiving source, may not run properly after the DSM port settings have been changed.

Version: 8.1.4-5498


(2018-04-10)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.4 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.4 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1.2 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.4 supports VS360HD 4.2.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.4 supports VS960HD 2.2.2 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the memory usage mechanism of the Archive Vault tasks.

  2. Fixed an issue where the motion detection function of certain cameras may not work properly.

  3. Fixed an issue where the system may continuously restart the cameras when the Btrfs file system is under high loading environment.

  4. Fixed an issue where cameras may not be edited when the recording storage folder is not set up yet.

  5. Fixed an issue where downloaded recording files may not be played on Windows Media Player when the audio option is enabled in the camera settings page on a user defined camera that does not support audio.

  6. Fixed an issue where Gmail can not be configured in the Notification application after updating Google Chrome to versions 63.0 and above.

  7. Fixed an issue where the time may be incorrectly displayed on the Recording application under special time zones.

  8. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 8.1.3-5473


(2017-12-27)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.3 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.3 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1.2 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.3 supports VS360HD 4.2.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.3 supports VS960HD 2.2.2 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the motion detection function of Foscam cameras may not work properly.

  2. Fixed an issue where the status of surveillance devices may be abnormal under certain network environments when recording servers cannot access the host server directly.

  3. Fixed an issue where the "Enable live view pop-up windows" function may be triggered continuously once the I/O module has detected events.

Version: 8.1.2-5469


(2017-12-14)

Compatibility and Installation 

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.2 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.2 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1.2 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.2 supports VS360HD 4.2.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.2 supports VS960HD 2.2.2 and above.

  5. Surveillance Station 8.1.2 supports the updated Quickconnect mechanism on DSM 6.2. We suggest you install Surveillance Station 8.1.2 or above version if you are using the Quickconnect service while running on DSM 6.2 or above.

  6. Surveillance Station Plugin is not supported on macOS 10.13 and above. Users using macOS 10.13 can use the HTML5 solution on Chrome, or the high performance Surveillance Station Client desktop client as an alternative.

What's New

  1. Added support for the AXIS Barcode Reader. Users can now install the AXIS Barcode Reader package on selected AXIS cameras and pair with Surveillance Station Transactions application to overlay barcode information on the video.Learn More.

  2. Added support for the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) official application - AXIS Tailgating Detector. Learn More.

  3. Significantly improved the Transactions application by providing more video overlay options and other WebAPI for third party integration.

  4. Significantly improved the Archive Vault application by providing more recording archiving detailed settings.

  5. Added support to control the lens moving speed of PT cameras according to the operating amplitude of the joystick.

  6. Added support for the Live View layout sequence function. Users can now play different layouts sequentially in Live View.

  7. Added support to specify the size of the storage space. Administrators can now manage the total storage space not only by limiting each camera space but also by limiting the total storage space.

  8. Added support for the "Ignore short-lived motion" function on Surveillance Station motion detection to reduce false alarms in specific environments.

  9. Added support for providing the option to display or name snapshots by "snapshot taken time" or "video recorded time".

  10. Added support to lower the minimum value of snapshot folder space from 1GB to 10 MB for more flexible deployment.

  11. Added support for providing filename details of rotated recordings in the Log application.

  12. Added support for providing information in Home Mode notifications such as Home Mode trigger reasons and the users who triggered Home Mode.

  13. Enhanced the mechanism that automatically repairs system database error caused by unexpected power failure.

  14. Enhanced the recording rotation mechanism to improve the performance during recording rotation.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities (Synology-SA-17:77).

  2. Fixed an issue where the Surveillance Station package may continue to remain at the "stopped" status when disabling the package.

  3. Fixed an issue where the recording server may not be able to connect to the host server when the recording server is using the High-Availability service with more than 3 LAN ports under specific CMS environments.

  4. Fixed an issue where the %COMPANY_NAME%, %DATE%, and %TIME% parameters may not be displayed properly.

  5. Fixed an issue where camera stream sharing paths may change after the Surveillance Station package is updated even when the expiration duration is set to unlimited.

  6. Fixed an issue where the Timeline application may not be opened under special timezones (GMT-3:30, GMT-9:30, GMT+8:30).

  7. Fixed an issue where pairing cameras in the Door Controller application may fail in Surveillance Station web client.

  8. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station deletes access rules which are not recorded in Surveillance Station after users manually modify access rules through the access controller's web client.  

  9. Fixed an issue where the corresponding camera preview does not pop up in Live View when I/O modules in E-Map have triggered alerts, even when the "Enable live view pop-up windows" function in the Live View application is enabled.

Version: 8.1.1-5408


(2017-09-19)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1.1 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1.1 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1.1 supports VS360HD 4.2. and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1.1 supports VS960HD 2.2. and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station cannot be launched when logging in as domain users.

  2. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station may not be launched when using HTTPS connection on Safari.

  3. Fixed an issue where notifications may not be sent properly.

  4. Fixed an issue where logs cannot be shown correctly under firmware version 1.60 of AXIS Door Controller.

  5. Enhanced the live view alert mechanism of Transactions.

Version: 8.0.7-5199


(2017-09-14)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.7 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.0.7 supports Surveillance Station Client versions from 1.0.4 to 1.0.6.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.0.7 supports VisualStation versions from 4.1.2 to 4.1.4 and above.

What’s New

  1. Added support for providing a WebAPI connection method for the Transactions application.

  2. Added support for the report feature of the Transactions application.

  3. Enhanced the mechanism for checking disconnection of AXIS Door Controllers.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where logs cannot be shown correctly under firmware version 1.60 of AXIS Door Controller.

  2. Fixed an issue where API ID information may not be properly configured in SMS notifications.

  3. Fixed an issue where notifications may be sent continuously when cameras are disconnected during motion detection.

  4. Fixed an issue where certain parameters may not be shown correctly in push service of the notification.

  5. Fixed an issue where notifications may not be sent properly.

  6. Fixed an issue where the archive rotation mechanism of the Transactions application may be abnormal.

  7. Fixed an issue where the recording files downloaded from specified video clips may not be authenticated properly with Synology Evidence Integrity Authenticator. (Please use Synology Evidence Integrity Authenticator 1.2.0 or above.)

Version: 8.1.0-5406


(2017-08-24)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.1 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.1 added support for transaction devices, and each newly added transaction device requires purchasing 2 additional licenses and will be counted as surveillance devices, just like IP cameras, I/O modules, and AXIS Door Controller.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.1 supports VisualStation 4.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.1 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.1 and above.

What’s New

  1. Introduced the new Archive Vault application to provide an advanced remote recording archiving function.

  2. Introduced the new Home Mode application for users to set two different security settings in advance, and switch between these two settings manually, via a schedule, or by Geofence.

  3. Introduced the new Transactions application for simultaneously monitoring transaction details and videos.

  4. Added support for using preview, live view, recording playback, and timeline functions in Chrome. (Chrome currently only supports up to a maximum of 36 video channels. For more information, please refer to this article.)

  5. Added support for the GPU decoding function on the Windows version of Surveillance Station Client to enhance video playing performance.

  6. Added intercom camera integration for offering video surveillance, doorbell, door lock operation, two-way audio, and more functions.

  7. Added the desktop widget feature for supporting the Client Management and Home Mode applications.

  8. Added support for auto logout after an idle period to improve security.

  9. Added support for setting the number of days to keep files in the Snapshot application.

  10. Added support for giving spectators the privilege to set digital output.

  11. Added support for CMS function in the archive settings tab of the Log application.

  12. Added support for pairing cameras and saving the triggered messages based on each port of the I/O module.

  13. Added support for sorting and batch editing cardholders in the AXIS Door Controller application.

  14. Added support for non-admin users to use the AXIS Door Controller application.

  15. Added support for dynamic frame rate of AXIS camera models.

  16. Added support for enabling the force to rotate recordings option in the Advanced tab of the Recording application.

  17. Added support for enabling the auto login function for Local Display on the web client.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where downloaded recording files may still include audio when the user has no audio privilege.

Version: 8.0.6-5193


(2017-08-16)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.6 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.0.6 supports VisualStation 4.1.2 and above.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.0.6 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.0.4 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where sending notifications or recording logs may not be executed when the camera connection is recovered.

  2. Fixed an issue where videos in Live View may not be played when enabling the multicast feature of the camera on Safari and Internet Explorer.

Version: 8.0.5-5190


(2017-07-26)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.5 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

  2. Surveillance Station 8.0.5 added support for transaction devices, each newly added transaction device requires purchasing 2 additional licenses and will be counted as surveillance devices, just like IP cameras, I/O modules and AXIS Door Controller.

  3. Surveillance Station 8.0.5 supports VisualStation 4.1.2 and above.

  4. Surveillance Station 8.0.5 supports Surveillance Station Client 1.0.4 and above.

What’s New

  1. Added support for the Transactions application for simultaneously monitoring transaction details and videos.

  2. Enhanced the accessing speed of the log for the AXIS Door Controller application.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where live feeds of user defined cameras may not be displayed properly when leaving the source path empty.

  2. Fixed an issue where manual recording may not be stopped properly due to insufficient storage capacity. 

  3. Fixed an issue where events may still be received when deselecting Log Event in the log of the AXIS Door Controller application.

Version: 8.0.4-5164


(2017-06-20)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.4 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

What’s New

  1. Enhanced the video and audio synchronization mechanism.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where recordings may fail to be played due to the wrong video stream format from certain cameras.

  2. Fixed an issue where the force time synchronization feature may not function properly when disabling NTP server of the camera.

  3. Fixed an issue where the memory of the NAS may be over consumed when cameras use H.265 codec.

  4. Fixed an issue where AXIS Door Controller may fail to be added under certain settings.

  5. Fixed an issue where the recording file records may not be accessed when restarting the NAS after encrypting the camera folder on DSM.

  6. Enhanced archive rotation mechanism to prevent the recording function from not functioning properly when the storage space has reached full capacity.

Version: 8.0.3-5159


(2017-04-27)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.3 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the certificate for the Mac version has been expired.

  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.2.6-4704


(2017-04-27)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.6 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the certificate for the Mac version has been expired.

  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 8.0.2-5158


(2017-03-22)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.2 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

What’s New

  1. Added new "High performance” and “High quality” video scaling options in Video Settings.

  2. Added support for 9x9 and 10x10 channel layout.

  3. Added support for sending Surveillance Station logs to a Syslog Server.

  4. Added support for authorizing camera add/delete, e-map, I/O module, and layout privileges for managers.

  5. Added support for attaching snapshots to AXIS Door Controller notifications.

  6. Added support for setting the PIN length for AXIS Door Controller A1001.

  7. Added support for AXIS speed dry function.

  8. Added support for managing cameras paired with AXIS Door Controller in Live View Alert.

  9. Added support for selecting multiple video channels when adding or editing AXIS generic models.

  10. Enhanced the fluency of playing live view videos.

  11. Enhanced the compatibility of user define stream path format.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the system may be abnormal if unusual interruptions occur during the upgrade of Surveillance Station.

  2. Fixed an issue where the archiving rule may reset after editing the brand and model of the camera.

  3. Fixed an issue where spectators may view unauthorized connected client lists in the Client Management application.

Version: 8.0.1-5128


(2017-02-16)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Gmail can not be configured in the Notification application.
  2. Fixed an issue where the Live View Analytics application may not be closed when using Firefox browser.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.2.5-4696


(2017-02-14)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.5 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  2. This is the last version that supports using access controllers with no additional charges. In Surveillance Station 8.0 and above, each newly added access controller requires purchasing an additional license and will be counted as one surveillance device, just like IP cameras and I/O modules.

What’s New

  1. Added support for AXIS Door Controller A1001 with 1.5x firmware.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Gmail cannot be configured in the Notification application.
  2. Fixed an issue where under certain circumstances, Smart Search may end before searching through all events.
  3. Fixed an issue where the two-way audio may not function properly when Surveillance Station is logged in via QuickConnect.
  4. Fixed an issue where the Live View Analytics application may not be closed when using Firefox and Safari browsers.
  5. Fixed an issue where error may be displayed on AXIS Entry Manager when adding an access rule for AXIS Door Controller A1001.
  6. Fixed an issue where the last entry time of the cardholder may be incorrectly displayed when AXIS Door Controller A1001 encounters an access denied event.

Version: 8.0.0-5123


(2017-01-24)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where action rules may become invalid when you configure certain settings in the CMS architecture.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 8.0.0-5122


(2017-01-18)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 8.0.0 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.
  2. This is the first official version to support Surveillance Station Client.
  3. In Surveillance Station 8.0 and above, each newly added access controller requires purchasing an additional license and will be counted as one surveillance device, just like IP cameras and I/O modules.
  4. Ended support for PSIA protocol.

What's New

  1. Added failover feature for recording servers to ensure maximum uptime of surveillance services.
  2. Added support for switching among multiple live-view streams manually or automatically based on different events.
  3. Added support for automatically switching among multiple video recording streams based on different events.
  4. You can now set up multiple events in a rule to trigger actions in the Action Rule application.
  5. You can now select “One time” or “Constant” event trigger types  in the Action Rule application to set up more flexible and powerful action rules.
  6. Added support for AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) official suites including Perimeter Defender, Digital Autotracking, Cross Line Detection, and Video Motion Detection.
  7. Added support for camera's PIR motion detection.
  8. Added support for H.265 video codec, Hikvision camera models’ H.264+ video codec, and Smart Codec function of Zavio camera models.
  9. Added live view pop-up window alert function in the Live View application.
  10. You can now download a specified video clip of a recording file.
  11. You can now set up a permanent stream sharing path.
  12. Added support for archive rotation function in the Log application.
  13. Added the Client Management application for managing clients' connections.
  14. Added support for adjusting time interval of notification combination to enhance the flexibility between user requirement and server loading.
  15. Resource monitor is now available to display information on network traffic, memory usage, and CPU loading of Synology NAS/NVR devices.
  16. You can now determine whether to display the time on server or client.
  17. Enhanced system responsiveness and the immediacy of automatic page updates.
  18. Added support for advanced filter function in the Snapshot application.
  19. Added support for changeable snapshot storage path to facilitate data management.
  20. Added support for audio of "User Define" cameras.
  21. View permissions on recording servers are now configurable.
  22. Added new "Digital input inactive" event and "Stop action rule recording" action in the Action Rule application.
  23. Added support for synchronizing cardholder data from AXIS Door Controller A1001 to Surveillance Station.
  24. Added support for AXIS Door Controller A1001 with 1.5x and 1.4x firmware.

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the startup speed of user application when system has too many Surveillance Station domain users.
  2. Fixed an issue where services may be interrupted when Surveillance Station restarts due to changes in the IP address on Synology NAS. .
  3. Fixed an issue where the last access duration of all cardholders may be incorrect when AXIS Door Controller A1001 encounters an access denied event.
  4. Fixed an issue where error is displayed on AXIS Entry Manager when adding an access rule for AXIS Door Controller A1001.
  5. Fixed an issue where the two-way audio may not function properly when Surveillance Station is logged in via QuickConnect.
  6. Fixed an issue where preset positions of certain cameras may be cleared after added to Surveillance Station.

Version: 7.2.4-4683


(2016-10-18)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.4 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

What's New

  1. Added support for adding additional Surveillance Device License Packs to NVR216 (4CH) to expand its capability to up to 9 IP cameras or I/O modules.
  2. Added support for video dewarping according to the current mount type of camera during recording playback.
  3. Enhanced the performance of Live View and the system.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the volumes hosting recording shared folders may not be displayed properly during the installation of Surveillance Station package.
  2. Fixed an issue where the archive rotation rules may not function properly to remove old recordings in an unstable connection between Synology NAS and remote recording storage.
  3. Fixed an issue where incorrect messages may pop up when a camera edit page for generic models is opened.
  4. Fixed an issue where the Local Display user's interface on NVR216 may not display properly after showing the startup logo.
  5. Fixed an issue where the status of recording servers may not show correctly upon switch of LAN port on the CMS host server.

Version: 7.1-4155


(2016-08-18)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.1-4155 is compatible with DSM 5.0 to 5.2 only.

What's New

  1. Enhanced the performance of Live View and the system.
  2. Enhanced the connection stability of I/O modules.
  3. Enhanced the Live View stability on certain Synology NAS/NVR models.

Fixed Issues

  1. Reduced the CPU usage of CMS host server for Live View streaming or Timeline playback from recording servers.
  2. Fixed an issue where the archive rotation rules may not function properly to remove old recordings.
  3. Fixed an issue where Timeline application on the paired VisualStaion VS360HD devices may not work properly when users edit the multiple streaming settings on CMS host server for the recording servers.
  4. Fixed an issue where the volumes hosting recording shared folders may not be displayed properly during the installation of Surveillance Station package.

Version: 7.2.3-4664


(2016-08-02)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.3 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

What's New

  1. External event links created by Surveillance Station could now be applied as trigger in Action Rule application directly.
  2. Remote folders of which the names contain double quotation marks can now be mounted as recording storages..

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the Live View stability on certain Synology NAS/NVR models.
  2. Enhanced the responsiveness when editing VisualStation's Live View layout from the web browser.
  3. Fixed an issue where the archive rotation rules may not function properly to remove old recordings in local and/or remote folders.
  4. Fixed an issue where playback of certain camera with audio recordings may cause the Surveillance Station to function properly.
  5. Fixed an issue adding or editing user defined cameras may not work properly under some certain circumstance.
  6. Fixed an issue when exporting camera setting may not work properly after upgrading Surveillance Station.
  7. Enhanced the connection stability of I/O modules.
  8. Fixed an issue where the camera may not restore its connection automatically after the Synology NAS/NVR resumed from the faulty connection.
  9. Fixed an issue where editing the multiple stream settings on the recording servers via the CMS host may cause the Timeline app in the connected VS360HD's not working properly.
  10. Fixed an issue where the Live View Analytic may not function properly under certain situations.
  11. Fixed an issue where the syncing of recording storages via Cloud Sync and/or Cloud Station may not work properly.
  12. Fixed an issue under some rare circumstance the camera's constant bitrate (CBR) setting may not be set up properly.
  13. Fixed and issue where certain camera's PTZ speed cannot be configured properly.
  14. Fixed an issue where the playback of event logged videos created by Axis Door Controller may not work properly.
  15. Fixed an issue where the connection status may not update in time when an IP camera is accidentally disconnected from Surveillance Station.

Version: 7.1-4152


(2016-06-28)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.1-4152 can only be installed on Synology products running on DSM 5.0 to DSM 5.2.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the the recordings may not display the file name containing Chinese characters properly when downloaded from "Timeline" or "Smart Search".
  2. Fixed an issue where the recording rotation may not function properly when a recording size is over 2GB.
  3. Fixed an issue where the camera migration and/or the mounting of recordings from recording servers may not work properly when such servers have joined a domain.
  4. Fixed an issue where IP cameras may not work properly when installed with I/O Module.
  5. Enhanced "Live View" interface stability.
  6. Fixed an issue where, under a few circumstances, the recording files from recording servers in a CMS architecture may not be synced to the host server.
  7. Fixed an issue where the playback of audio from cameras may fail on Safari.
  8. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.2.2-4649


(2016-06-21)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.2 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0-7321 and above.

What’s New

  1. Higher level of integration with Axis Door Controller A1001 provides more configurable advanced settings in Surveillance Station.
  2. Enhanced the performance of AXIS Door Controller A1001 by redesigning the pairing mechanism. The old mechanism of AXIS Peer Connection is no longer supported.
  3. Added support to set mounted CIFS folders as recording storage.
  4. Added support for DPI and zoom in/ out display in web browsers.
  5. Added support of recording database re-index to fix the inconsistency of recording list and the physical recording files.
  6. Added generic camera API support from HikVision to enhance the compatibility for its upcoming surveillance product models.
  7. Added new function to automatically fix system database error caused by unexpected power failure.
  8. Enhanced privilege settings for administrators to manage export/mount recording privileges.
  9. Administrators now can view the account information of events' operators in Log application.

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced Timeline seeking performance.
  2. Enhanced Live View stability.
  3. Enhanced compatibility of H.264 high profile codec of HikVision cameras.
  4. Optimized stream connection mechanism to prevent out-of-memory issue under high loading environment.
  5. Adjusted the options in PTZ Speed Control page: the option of "Keep original camera settings" will not be configurable if the camera does not support the speed settings.
  6. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station may restart when logged in via QuickConnect.
  7. Fixed an issue where the recording rotation may not work properly when a recording size is over 2GB.
  8. Fixed an issue where all recipients may not receive event snapshots just because the verification of only some recipients fails.
  9. Fixed an issue where users may not log in to Surveillance Station normally when using DSM alias.
  10. Fixed an issue where the recordings may not be deleted normally under certain circumstances.
  11. Fixed an issue where the live-view stream may not display normally when live view and recording are streamed separately with multicast being enabled.
  12. Fixed an issue where the live-view stream on DS cam for iOS may not display correctly when mobile and recording streams are set as different ones.
  13. Fixed an issue where migrating/mounting recordings from recording server may not work properly when the recording server is in a domain.

Version: 7.1-4146


(2016-05-19)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.1 can only be installed on Synology products running on DSM 5.0 to DSM 5.2.

Fixed Issues

  1. Improved the system performance by optimizing the memory usage of the Synology NAS for certain connections.
  2. Fixed an issue where the Timeline application may not display recording properly after the system time of Synology NAS is adjusted.
  3. Enhanced the performance for playing audio tracks of recordings, and fixed the time delay of audio and video tracks.
  4. Adjusted the options in PTZ Speed Control page: the option of "Keep original camera settings" will not be configurable if the camera does not support the speed settings.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.2.1-4602


(2016-03-29)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2.1 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0 official or later.

What's New

  1. Facilitates user's operation by adding the "auto" layout in Live View to display video feeds from normally connected cameras.
  2. Users can now determine to show which event types in Log application.
  3. Added support for the events of live-view analytics to trigger the actions in Action Rule.
  4. CMS architecture can now be set up via QuickConnect and HTTPS.
  5. Notifications of the same event types can now be combined to enhance the system efficiency of large scale project and avoid users from receiving excessive messages within a short while.
  6. Added the online source of Help articles for users to get access to the most updated information.
  7. Added support for the periodic time synchronization for cameras to keep their time consistent with that of Surveillance Station.
  8. Added support for the periodic restart of cameras to stabilize their connectivity.
  9. Added support to adjust keyframe interval for HikVision, Vivotek, Foscam, and Dahua cameras to enhance the flexibility between streaming quality and network bandwidth.
  10. Enhanced the compatibility of AXIS cameras, including the setting of dynamic keyframe interval; the settings of motion detection area and history are configurable when the cameras are set as the detection source.
  11. Enhance the UI responsiveness during both fast forwarding and high bit rate videos playback.
  12. Enhanced the connectivity of AXIS Door Controller to lower the occurrences of continuous disconnection and reconnection messages.
  13. Enhanced the E-map editing feature; added the option to change the device icon size and hide device name are now configurable for the large scale project setup.
  14. Enhanced the batch edit feature in the Setting page of Notification.
  15. Facilitates third-party applications to integrate with Surveillance Station by providing command paths for Action Rule or Notification triggered by external devices.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the number of AXIS door controllers may be incorrect in certain circumstances.
  2. Fixed an issue where the statuses may be incorrect in Action Rule in certain circumstances.
  3. Fixed an issue where the video recording triggered by events may not work properly after the change in the system time.

Version: 7.2.0-4556


(2016-03-24)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.2 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0 official or later.

What's New

  1. Added support for DSM 6.0 official.
  2. Surveillance Station has been optimized for models based on Intel 64-bit processors to improve general performance.
  3. Added support for running Surveillance Station on both Virtual DSM and Docker DSM. (Please note that Surveillance Station running on Virtual DSM or Docker DSM does not include any default surveillance device licenses.)
  4. Added support for 2-step verification using one-time password (OTP) for DSM 6.0 to provide extra security.

Version: 7.1-4141


(2016-03-21)

What's New

  1. Enhanced Timeline and Live View playback performance.
  2. Enhanced camera connection stability to reduce the possibility of showing repeatedly disconnect and reconnect message.
  3. Enhanced the performance when multiple action rules are triggered at the same time in large scale project.
  4. Enhanced the compatibility of high-availability cluster composed of different NAS models.
  5. Enhanced the startup speed of add-ons when the Internet connection is not available.
  6. Added the mechanism to avoid the default motion detection configuration on the camera may be overwritten when adding cameras.
  7. Added the support to merge recording file deleting messages of multiple cameras when reach the space or time limitation to reduce the message of large scale project.
  8. Added support for SMS password length up to 128 characters.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the DS cam could not play back audio streaming in Live View on certain NAS models.
  2. Fixed an issue where user may not be able to download multiple snapshots at the same time.
  3. Fixed an issue where the share quota of Btrfs file system may not function properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where DS cam may not be able to playback recordings with low FPS.
  5. Fixed an issue where the NAS may not be able to enter hibernation mode when no device is installed on the Surveillance Station.

Version: 7.1-4122


(2016-01-27)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station plug-in cannot be installed properly in certain versions of Internet Explorer.
  2. Fixed an issue where I/O modules may not be triggered or stopped normally.
  3. Fixed an issue where DS cam (for iOS) may not display multi-view correctly in specific environment.
  4. Fixed an issue where configuration and recordings may not be synchronized properly in CMS architecture.
  5. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station may fail to find other VisualStation devices in the network after switchover is performed in the high-availability cluster.
  6. Fixed issues related to Notification application.
  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.1-4110


(2016-01-12)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. The identical version of the Surveillance Station package is required to be installed on all the servers in the CMS architecture.
  2. Recommended browsers for Surveillance Station: Internet Explorer 11, Firefox (32-bit), and Safari.

What's New

  1. Added support for I/O modules from Advantech ADAM-6050, ADAM-6052,ADAM-6250, and AXIS P8221.
  2. Added support for setup of initial position before the start of auto pan.
  3. Enhanced Timeline seeking performance.
  4. Enhanced other UI performances.
  5. Adjusted the connection recovery mechanism for multicast streams by preventing from auto-reconnecting via unicast.
  6. Fixed an issue where the recording rotation may not work properly after users rename the shared folder used as recording storage.
  7. Fixed an issue where the live-view stream may be disconnected after being played for one minute on DS cam.
  8. Fixed an issue where the Recording application may not display properly on CMS host server in specific environment.
  9. Fixed an issue where the User application may become unresponsive at loading page in specific environment.
  10. Fixed an issue where DS cam may not display Live View correctly when multiple streams are played from the same camera, or when multicast is enabled.
  11. Fixed an issue where the live view streamed from a recording server's camera cannot be played on DS cam when the CMS recording server is set up via a DDNS host name.
  12. Fixed an issue where the motion detection may not trigger the action rule to take snapshots under a large-scale CMS setup.
  13. Fixed an issue where the low-resolution snapshots may not be attached to and sent with email notifications.
  14. Fixed an issue where the Live View application may fail to work normally when enabling live-view analytics of cameras with vertical view in certain resolution.
  15. Fixed an issue where some DSM firewall settings may cause unstable connection to cameras.
  16. Fixed an issue where log generated from Surveillance Station may not be synced to VisualStation VS360HD correctly.
  17. Fixed an issue where the Timeline application and the built-in recording player may fail to work properly when Surveillance Station is accessed via QuickConnect.

Version: 7.1-4080


(2015-12-10)

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced UI performance on CMS host server under large scale deployment.
  2. Improved CMS pairing mechanism, allowing the setup of CMS structure in a limited network environment where the recording server cannot connect to the host server.
  3. Fixed an issue where video streaming in Live View may not work properly with limited network bandwidth.
  4. Fixed an issue where recordings in MJPEG format from certain cameras may fail to be played on iOS DS cam and Windows Media Player.

Version: 7.1-4058


(2015-11-12)

Fixed Issue

  1. Fixed an issue where the camera license verification may fail.

Version: 7.1-4056


(2015-10-29)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.1 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 5.0 ~ 5.2.
  2. Surveillance Station 7.1 is now ONVIF Profile G compliant.
  3. Device Pack 3.5-0859 is only compatible with Surveillance Station 7.1-4056 or later.
  4. Surveillance Station 7.1 cannot be downgraded to Surveillance Station 7.0 once it’s installed.
  5. Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, and Safari are the recommended browsers for Surveillance Station.

What's New

  1. Introduced Real-time streaming protocol (RTSP) in Surveillance Station with improved stability and compatibility in video streaming.
  2. Introduced multicast communication using RTSP over HTTP to provide better bandwidth efficiency under multi-client access.
  3. Added various detection types in live view alert and enhanced the alert effect.
  4. Added ONVIF Profile G to support edge recording.
  5. Enhanced CMS performance and stability using better communication architecture between CMS host and recording severs.
  6. Enhanced video feeds performance and stability in iOS DS cam.
  7. Added live view from camera support in iOS DS cam.
  8. Enhanced camera search feature to discover all ONVIF Profile S compliant devices within the same local network.
  9. Added H.264 & MPEG4 video formats for user-defined cameras.
  10. Enhanced the alert notification by providing options to choose the user-preferred notification types to be displayed under web interface.
  11. Single recording file has extended its length up to 4 hours with size up to 64GB.
  12. Each camera can be set to different recording storage folder. Users can category the storage on demands, and it also make storage expansion easier.
  13. Enhanced the action rules by allowing VisualStation and Surveillance Station to be designated as different action devices, and support multi actions triggered by single action.
  14. Integrated DSM Notification into Surveilance Station to get unified notification management interface
  15. Enhanced Live View Alert by providing alert info preserving time/storage space settings. User can custmoize the settings according to their available storage space and significance.
  16. Add new camera settings by providng keep_alive, liveview source of mobile, and AXIS Zipstream settings.
  17. Redesign camera batch edit to make editing easier. When editing, users can decide what items to apply to on demand.
  18. The home position in PTZ cameras can now be customized.
  19. Added the sorting feature in User / IP camera pages for better navigation.
  20. Video recording can now be archived without audio track for certain local regulations.
  21. Enhanced notification relay mechanism for AXIS door controller and VisualStation.
  22. Improved the system performance by optimizing system resources to get better user experience.
  23. Add more "Customize" options for users to customize their recording schedule.
  24. Added generic camera APIs support from Axis & Bosch to enhance future compatibility.
  25. Added support for more than 400 new camera models including: Arecont Vision, Vivotek, Hikvision, TrendNet and others. More than 3,700 camera models in total are now supported. Please refer to the Surveillance Station IP Camera Support List for more information.
  26. Online activation is now required for adding camera licenses to indemnify user's rights and interests.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue that when storage is filled may cause recording rotation failed problem.
  2. Fixed an issue that delete camera failed may cause camera status keep in deleting.
  3. Fixed an issue that pre-record time of recording is too long.
  4. Fixed an issue that camera is disconnected in DS cam when network bandwidth is limited.
  5. Fixed an issue that multicast path can not played in Live View.

Version: 7.0-3778


(2015-10-08)

Change Log

  1. Fixed an issue where video image may be distorted occasionally on Brickcom, Compro, and Y-Cam cameras, etc.
  2. Fixed an issue where video image is constantly broken through QuickConnect connection.

Version: 7.0-3775


(2015-07-06)

Change Log

  1. Fixed an issue that audio patterns cannot be played properly via Action Rule.
  2. Fixed the duplicated event notification issue when synchronized with the NTP server.
  3. Fixed the failure of enabling full screen after users pressed ESC to exit the previous full screen mode.
  4. Fixed the speed inconsistency of auto pan in Action Rule.
  5. Fixed a header corruption issue of recordings from cameras with high bit rates.
  6. Fixed an issue where recordings will be duplicated when the IP address is renewed by the DHCP server.
  7. Fixed a timeout issue when adding multiple camera licenses within the local network environment.

Version: 7.0-3762


(2015-05-12)

Improvements

  1. Enabled time interval for scheduled patrol with one loop per cycle.
  2. Supported customized default login page.
  3. Added VisualStation and its related actions into Action Rule.
  4. Supported three modes (Auto/Enable/Disable) for video relay over the Internet.
  5. Extended the limit of recording length to four hours.
  6. Added the log feature to WebAPI.
  7. Improved the compatibility of VisualStation for multiple LAN ports.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue that the dewarping option list may not display properly in Live View layout management.
  2. Fixed an issue where errors may occur when users add a large amount of preset positions to a patrol path.
  3. Fixed an issue where patrol-related action rules may not be executed properly when the rules have been duplicated.
  4. Fixed the out-of-memory issue when playing back certain recordings.
  5. Fixed an issue where the system hibernation may be interrupted by Surveillance Station.
  6. Fixed an issue where the snapshot feature may fail when logging in via HTTPS.

Version: 7.0-3742


(2015-02-03)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 7.0 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 5.0 or later.
  2. Surveillance Station 7.0-3742 is only compatible with VS240HD with VisualStation 2.2-1413 and onward.
  3. VisualStation VS60 and VS80 have reached end-of-life status. They do not support Surveillance Station 7.0 and onwards.
  4. Added 64-bit support to Surveillance Plugin for the following browsers: IE10, IE11, and Chrome.
  5. Surveillance Station 7.0 is now ONVIF 2.4 compliant.
  6. CMS in Surveillance Station 7.0 is only compatible with recording servers running Surveillance Station 7.0 or later.

What’s New

  1. Improved user interface
  2. Contemporary features promote ease-of-use and multi-tasking.
  3. Enhanced the interaction between applications to simplify tasks (e.g., drag and drop recordings between applications).
  4. Implemented global search for better application navigation.
  5. Certain applications can be opened in a new window for easier viewing.
  6. The desktop wallpaper can be changed.
  7. Customize events and actions to automate surveillance tasks and notifications.
  8. Audio Pattern is now a dedicated application for recording and uploading audio patterns.
  9. Added multichannel support for Live View sequential layouts.
  10. Added support for Axis Door Controller A1001
  11. Use both controller access data and video feeds to make access control more reliable.
  12. Manage and operate the access control system as well as watch Live View video feeds from one central interface.
  13. Refined video analytics for improved performance.
  14. Added an alerts panel to Live View for real-time alerts playback and download.
  15. Smart Search is now an independent application.
  16. Video snapshots are now saved to the NAS for access anywhere, anytime.
  17. Added two snapshot-editing features: privacy mask and blur.
  18. Recording servers can now be managed at the application level.
  19. Servers in recording server mode can now run CMS to manage applications locally.
  20. Add-ons for all paired recording servers can now be manually updated from the host server.
  21. Added two-way audio support for Axis cameras to play audio from the camera microphone or from pre-recorded audio patterns.
  22. Added digital output support for Axis and Vivotek cameras to execute external device actions.
  23. Added by-channel support for digital inputs.
  24. Added auto-pan and auto object tracking support for PTZ cameras made by certain camera brands.
  25. Added speed control support for certain PTZ cameras, enabling users to operate cameras at their preferred speed.
  26. Implemented fisheye dewarping via Surveillance Station for wall-mounted and floor-mounted fisheye cameras.
  27. Greatly improved the performance of fisheye dewarping via Surveillance Station.
  28. Added audio and tampering detection support for certain cameras.
  29. Brand-new design allows for better application management of the following add-ons: Device Pack, CMS, Joystick, VisualStation, and Axis Door Controller.
  30. Add-ons can now be hidden.
  31. Enhanced push notification coverage by adding events related to access control, VisualStation, and external devices.
  32. Added notification support for external devices, enabling communication between Surveillance Station and external devices via WebAPI.
  33. Added external device support in Action Rule for more flexibility in surveillance deployments.

Version: 6.3-3380


(2014-11-11)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.3-3380 requires DSM 5.0-4493 and onward.
  2. VisualStation VS60 and VS80 have reached end-of-life status, this is the latest version of Surveillance Station supporting them.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where retrieving thumbnails may fail for some motion detection recordings.
  2. Fixed an issue where high resolution recordings may freeze when being played back.
  3. Fixed an issue where Smart Search for MJPEG codec may fail after one recording search.
  4. Fixed an issue where an error display may occur in sequential live view.
  5. Fixed an issue of black screen which may occur in live view display or camera preview.

Version: 6.3-3347


(2014-11-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.3-3347 requires DSM 5.0-4493 and onward.

What’s New

  1. Fixed an issue that caused errors in recording list after Surveillance Station upgraded from 6.0.
  2. Fixed an issue where the privilege of e-maps on recording server would not apply to host server correctly.

Version: 6.3-3341


(2014-11-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.3-3341 requires DSM 5.0-4493 and onward.
  2. Updating to VisualStation 2.0-1164 or later is required to pair with servers running Surveillance Station 6.3.
  3. Device Pack 2.3-0379 is only compatible with Surveillance Station 6.3-3341.
  4. Two free camera licenses are available by default.

What’s New

  1. TV wall solution and live view operations for large-scale deployment.
  2. 64-channel Live View support enhances deployment flexibility.
  3. Instant playback and direct camera editing allows for multi-tasking on the Live View page.
  4. Joystick support replaces mouse clicking and for more intuitive operation.
  5. Drag and zoom support allows for easy zooming in objects on the Live View page.
  6. Scroll wheel support to operate camera’s optical zoom.
  7. Timeline enhancements for advanced playback management.
  8. 64-channel Timeline support enhances the efficiency of recording playback.
  9. Customized layout management and inheritance from Live View layout increases layout flexibility and consistency on both pages.
  10. Frame by frame playback strengthens the review process of recordings.
  11. Edge recording support for Axis and Vivotek cameras with seamless recording and bandwidth control.
  12. Surveillance Plugin is available for Safari on Mac OS X to boost video playback performance and significantly reduce the loading time when operating Surveillance Station.
  13. Re-defined management interface to facilitate CMS installation.
  14. Categorization for servers, IP cameras, recorded videos, user privilege, and logs expedites navigation and organization.
  15. Pageless design for managing large amounts of configurations, devices, and data without the hassle of switching pages.
  16. Thumbnail support reduces time needed to identify items, such as recordings and cameras.
  17. Premium, customizable user privileges.
  18. Privilege settings for individual features allow administrators to customize privilege profiles for different spectator and manager personnel.
  19. User profile photos can be customized for recognizing different users more easily.
  20. Multiple manager account login is supported.
  21. User profile report can be generated from Surveillance Station.
  22. Multiple channel support for panoramic camera and multi-lens cameras increase the efficiency of the live view and recording.
  23. Performance and quality of de-warping in Surveillance Station have been improved.
  24. In-camera de-warping is supported and requires only one license for multiple channels.
  25. Multi-lens camera is now supported and requires only one license for multiple channels.
  26. Mobile Live View stream is supported for smoother mobile streaming when network bandwidth is limited.
  27. Playlist and repeat functions improve the recording player experience.
  28. Image enhancement is available on the recording playback and Timeline channels for greater convenience.
  29. Responsive design automatically resizes Live View and Timeline channels when browser size is adjusted.
  30. Mount recordings from other Synology NAS/NVR via external storage devices.
  31. Skype and MSN have been removed from event notification service.
  32. Minor bug fixes

Version: 6.3-3364


(2014-08-19)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.3-3364 requires DSM 5.0-4493 and onward.

Improvements

  1. Improved performance to avoid timeout issues caused by a large number of recording events.
  2. Improved the speed of verifying camera license number in Surveillance Station.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an incompatibility issue of Device Pack and Surveillance Station on certain models.
  2. Fixed the video rotation issue when the disk volume is insufficient.
  3. Fixed an audio issue in DS cam when multiple users are watching live view at the same time.
  4. Fixed the black screen issue when viewing H.264 on DS cam via HTTPS.

Limitation and Known Issues

  1. To shorten the upgrading time, only part of the recording thumbnails before the system upgrade will be retained.

Version: 6.2-3147


(2014-07-09)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Two free camera licenses are available by default.
  2. Surveillance Station 6.2-3147 will be the last update for version 6.2. For the latest features, please upgrade to Surveillance Station 6.3.

What’s New

  1. Skype and MSN have been removed from event notification service.

Version: 6.1-2983


(2014-07-08)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Two free camera licenses are available by default.

What’s New

  1. Skype and MSN have been removed from event notification service.

Version: 6.2-3141


(2014-04-29)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.2 requires DSM 5.0 (official) and onward.
  2. Embeds Device Pack 2.1. For detailed information, please see Release Notes for Device Pack.

What’s New

  1. Synology Mail Service Support: Enable Synology mail service to push notifications in Surveillance Station.
  2. Device Pack Auto-update: Keep the camera support in Surveillance Station up-to-date.

Version: 6.1-2976


(2014-03-10)

What’s New

  1. Device Pack Auto-update - keep the camera support in Surveillance Station up-to-date.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a compatibility issue when upgrading Device Pack.
  2. Fixed an inconsistency issue when downloading logs from Visual Station and Surveillance Station.

Version: 6.2-3120


(2014-01-22)
  1. Max camera number has been increased to 35 for DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+, RS2414(RP)+, RS814(RP)+.
  2. Max camera number has been increased to 25 for DS1812+, DS1512+, DS713+, DS412+, RS2212(RP)+, RS812(RP)+

Version: 6.1-2941


(2013-11-27)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Surveillance Station 6.1-2941 requires DSM 4.0 and onward. DS109j and DS209j are not supported due to hardware performance. Surveillance Station 6.1-2941 will be the last version to run on DSM 4.2.

What’s New

  1. Surveillance Station CMS has been enhanced to be more efficient in large-scale deployment.
  2. Support Windows AD Domains and Trusts, and LDAP.
  3. Notification can now be batch edited.
  4. Multiple live-view screens are now available for the TV wall solution.
  5. Field of View provides options for users to change the range of image to adjust the streaming performance.
  6. Bitrate can now be manually set up for bandwidth control.
  7. Multiple codec engines are now available for dual-stream support.
  8. TV Standard allows users to switch the TV system between PAL and NTSC to have different resolution and frame rate.
  9. RTSP/RTP Tunneling Protocol enables users to choose among four protocols (Auto, UDP, TCP and HTTP) to determine how to connect to the camera.
  10. Replaced Java with Surveillance Plugin for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox on Windows to improve the live view performance and loading time, and to avoid Java security issues.
  11. Supports 49 channels on single Live View with 1080p resolution on the client PC.
  12. Made the Live View loading speed five times faster.
  13. On-screen operations are available for Live View, Timeline, and event player. Operations include PTZ control, Snapshot, Pause, Manual Recording, Iris, and Focus for Live View; Seek, Smart Search, and Recordings Download for Timeline.
  14. E-map management is now enhanced. Camera preview by clicking the icon on e-map is available.
  15. Auto daylight saving mode is now supported in Timeline.
  16. Device Pack is now available for enriching camera library in the future.
  17. Removed Virtual Fence and Tally Counter from analytic tools.
  18. More than 80 new camera models have been added from Axis, Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic. Please refer to Camera Support List on Synology website.
  19. Minor bug fixes.

Special Notes

  1. Live View performance depends on the client PC specification. 49ch@1080p@10FPS@H.264 was tested on the following PC specifications: (CPU Intel Xeon Quad-Core E3-1230 V3 @ 3.30 GHz; RAM: 16 GB (independent display card is required)
  2. Loading time difference compared between 6.0-2719 and 6.1-2909 is tested with Chrome and Firefox browsers. The test result may vary depending on different environments. (PC Specifications: CPU Pentium Dual-Core E5400 2.7GHz with 2 GB memory; Synology NAS: DS1513+)

Known Issues

  1. Issues of live feeds with H.264 and HLS on some certain mobile devices are now under investigation.

Version: 6.0-2719


(2013-10-16)
  1. Removed Virtual Fence and Tally Counter from analytic tools.
  2. Reduced memory usage on Smart Search for better performance.
  3. Fixed an issue where frozen-frame may occur after conducting Seek in Timeline.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.0-2713


(2013-08-22)
  1. 193 new camera models have been added from Axis, ACTi, D-Link, Edimax, and Panasonic, and now supports more than 1500 camera models in total. Please refer to here for the complete list.
  2. Fixed an issue when backing up Surveillance Station in DSM.
  3. Fixed an issue with liveview snapshot in Internet Explorer.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.0-2636


(2013-05-23)
  1. Surveillance Station 6.0-2636 does not support DS108j and DS109j, and it will be the last upgrade for DS209j due to hardware capabilities.
  2. All Synology NVR must run Surveillance Station 6.0-2636 or later to set up Surveillance Station CMS.
  3. Existing paired CMS servers will have to go through the pairing process with DSM’s admin password after upgrading to Surveillance Station 6.0-2636.
  4. Central Management System (CMS) has been redesigned for large-scale and high level enterprise surveillance projects:
    • A Synology NVR can act as a “CMS host,” providing a single entry point to manage your entire surveillance system.
    • Multiple Synology NVR can be designated as “Recording servers” to provide recording storage and resources for IP camera installation.
    • The camera list can now be quickly filtered by different criteria, such as server, camera group, brand, model, and more.
    • Recordings can now be filtered by server, camera, start time, and more.
    • Customized CMS access privileges can be assigned to different users and groups.
    • Notifications can be managed on the CMS host to provide a CMS level notification center.
    • Camera licenses on all recording servers are centralized on the CMS host to simplify management.
    • Logs from recordings servers are centralized on the CMS host to offer easy access and smart filtering.
    • Advanced filtering options are now available throughout the CMS user interface, offering a quick and unified search experience.
  5. Tunneling can be implemented to stream MPEG4, H264 via RTSP over HTTP.
  6. Digital zoom is now available when live view is paused.
  7. Image quality has been improved when adjusting digital zoom in/out.
  8. Live view performance has been improved.
  9. Notifications can now be sent to VS240HD.
  10. New camera models have been added from Axis, ACTi, D-Link, and Edimax.
  11. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.0-2383


(2013-01-17)
  1. Surveillance Station is now ONVIF Profile S certified.
  2. Mobotix MxPEG support.
  3. 64bit Java support on Mac Safari.
  4. New IP camera models are added from 3S, A-MTK, Brickcom, Edimax, Panasonic, Skywatch, and etc.

Version: 6.0-2367


(2012-12-18)
  1. Fixed the launching issue after upgrading your Surveillance Station.