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How do I enable local archive recording?

Last update: 14.02.2023

Enabling local archive recording

Configuration of the local archive recording is performed via the settings of your surveillance device or the settings of Ivideon Server/Ivideon Bridge in case the camera was added to Ivideon using one of the following devices.

The main ways to have local archive recorded are:

Device and the way it is connected to Ivideon

Local archive storage location

Setup process

Ivideon-ready IP camera (like Nobelic, Oco, Hikvision)

SD card inserted into the camera

Please make sure that your camera has an SD card slot.

The list of Ivideon-ready IP cameras which can use microSD cards for local archive storage can be found in our online store.

Instructions on how to set up local recording can be found here for Nobelic, Hikvision, Oco cameras.

Stable local archive recording on an SD card by an Ivideon-ready IP camera can be guaranteed only if the card used has a speed class of no less than 10.

Ivideon-ready DVR, NVR, HVR (Nobelic, Oco, Hikvision)

Hard drive installed in the recorder

Make sure that the recorder you are using supports recording to a hard drive.

The maximum capacity of hard drive that can be used by a recorder is generally noted in the instruction manual of the Ivideon-ready recorder in question.

  1. Turn off the recorder’s power.

  2. Install the hard drive into the recorder according to the provided instructions.

  3. Connect the SATA cable and the power cable to the hard drive

  4. Turn on the recorder’s power.

  5. Follow the local archive setup instructions from the recorder’s manual.
    You can also look for instructions in the Ivideon-ready video recorders section.

 Ivideon Server

(IP camera or video recorder connected via Ivideon Server)

Hard drive installed in a PC with Ivideon Server software on it

After launching the app for the first time during the setup wizard, you can choose a folder on your hard drive, where the local archive recordings from the cameras connected via Ivideon Server will be made. In case you tick the Enable recording to the archive box, then all cameras newly added to this server will have local recording automatically turned on and saved to the chosen location. The When detector is triggered recording mode would be used by default.

In case you have not set up local archive recording within the setup wizard when launching your server for the first time, then you can perform the following actions to do so:

  1. Make sure that the current status of Ivideon Server is Stopped.

  2. Click Settings, put the checkmark next to Archive, and select a folder where the video archive is to be stored. Click OK to save the settings, and the Settings window will be closed.

  3. By default, the When detector is triggered recording mode is used.
    If you would like to use a different recording mode, you can change it within camera settings for each camera separately, as described below.
    If detector-based recording mode works for you, you can skip the steps 4-8.

  4. To change a recording mode for a camera, right-click its name in the main window of Ivideon Server, in the context menu choose Settings

  5. In the Camera Settings window that opens, switch to the Recording tab and pick the necessary recording mode for this camera.

  6. In case you would like to base your recording on a schedule, additionally go over to the Schedule tab and set up the schedule you would like to use for this camera.

  7. Click OK to save the settings, and the Camera Settings window will be closed.

  8. Repeat the steps 3-7 for each of your cameras.

  9. After finalizing the archive setup, launch the server with the help of the Start button so that the status of the server changes to Started | Connected to the cloud.

 Ivideon Bridge

(IP camera or video recorder connected via Ivideon Bridge)

SD card (up to 128 GB) and/or hard drive (supports a maximum of 2 HDDs with 1 TB of space each) connected to the Bridge device

  1. Connect an SD card or an HDD to your Bridge device.

  2. After connecting Ivideon Bridge to your account, open the settings of the Bridge by clicking Configure Bridge in your Personal Account.

  3. Switch to the Local Storage tab of the Bridge settings.

  4. Check the status of the local storage unit in the Storage devices section, format the unit(s) if necessary.

  5. Set up the recording modes to these units using the cogwheel icon next to the name of each individual camera in the Linked devices section. Available recording modes for cameras are: Recording activated by detectors and sensors, Continuous recording, Scheduled recording.

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