Protect your business, home, and other environments with reliable, intuitive Surveillance Station, delivering intelligent monitoring and video management tools to safeguard your valuable assets.
Live View & Alert
Monitor video streams from multiple cameras in real time and set up smart analytics to catch suspicious behavior.
Recording & Playback
Manage, analyze, export, or play recordings with an intuitive interface.
Vast Camera Support
Compatible with ONVIF profile and over 7100 IP camera models to support specialized camera features.
Diverse Device Integration
Surveillance Station integrates with various kinds of devices to help you manage the whole environment.
Manage your surveillance system easily with privilege settings, action rules, notification, and many more advanced features.
Centralized Management System (CMS)
CMS is designed for multi-site and multi-server deployments, while N+M failover ensures system reliability.
Besides your PC, you can also use iOS, or Android™ mobile device to monitor anytime, anywhere.
VisualStation is a hardware device designed to help you monitor Surveillance Station without a PC, it is also ideal for TV wall setup.
The new LiveCam and revamped DS cam revolutionize your methods of recording and surveilling. Dual Authorization, Smart Time Lapse, and other refreshing features included in the all new Application Center will make you reimagine your use of Surveillance Station.
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.
*The models of this series are not compatible with the latest version of DSM.
Surveillance Device License Pack
Synology Surveillance Device License Packs are designed for expanding camera, I/O module, access controllers, and transaction devices set up on Synology Surveillance Station. By default, two device licenses2 are installed on a DiskStation or RackStation1, and more default licenses are installed on an NVR3. Extra licenses4 can be purchased for additional surveillance devices according to business needs.
By applying license keys on the Surveillance Station user interface, you will be able to set up and manage more surveillance devices on your Synology products. 4 or 8 Surveillance Device License Packs come with a single license key, allowing you to activate 4 or 8 surveillance devices.
Most of the time, each IP camera, I/O module, and access controller will only require one license, and each transaction device will require two licenses. However, there are some cameras that have different billing methods. Please see the section below for more details.
To find out the maximum number of surveillance devices supported on each Synology product, please refer to the specifications of each model.
Surveillance Station running on Virtual DSM, will not include any default device licenses.
Default license keys cannot be migrated.
NVR is a surveillance dedicated product, the default device license of NVR216/NVR1218 is four.
Purchased licenses can be migrated.
Special Billing Methods
Synology Surveillance Station has different billing methods for particular cameras, such as panoramic, multi-lens cameras and video server for analog cameras. For more details about supported cameras, please refer to Camera Support List.
In the table above, you can see a detailed example of our billing methods for four different camera types. Certain panoramic cameras (e.g. Axis M3007) which support native dewarping may provide more than one stream (e.g. Quad View, Double Panorama, and Original View) at a time. Each of regular and panoramic cameras requires one license only.
There are two types of multi-lens cameras: fixed lens and removable lens. Fixed lens cameras which provide more than one stream at a time will require one license only. For removable lens cameras or fixed lens IP cameras, Synology will charge you per channel. Take Axis F44 for example. Axis F44 (with at most four lenses) provides up to five channels of video stream. The four channels are corresponded to by the four lenses, and the fifth channel is the view of all four cameras combined. If you wish to display all five channels in Surveillance Station, Synology will charge you for five licenses accordingly. Let's take Axis Q3709-PVE as another example (with at most three lenses). Axis Q3709-PVE provides three channels of video stream. If you want to display all three channels in Surveillance Station, Synology will charge you for three licenses.
Video servers such as Vivotek VS8801 can connect to up to eight analog cameras. In this case, Synology will charge you for eight licenses accordingly. This rule will also apply to video servers supported in Surveillance Station.
License Activation and Restrictions
In Surveillance Station, go to Main Menu > License > then click Add. An installation wizard will guide you through adding device licenses into Surveillance Station.
The license can be applied to only one Synology product at a time.
Online verification is required for adding or deleting device licenses.
If there are more than one Synology product under the CMS setup, the included device license can be shared among the CMS cluster. Learn more about CMS.