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[Tutorial] Generic Methods to Add IP Cameras

QNAP NVR supports some generic methods to add IP cameras to enhance its compatibility and expandability. Please see the below tutorials for more details.

Please note: Even by using these methods, we cannot guarantee universal compatibility with every IP camera. Please see the following URL for IP cameras that have been tested and are fully compatible with QNAP NVR:
http://www.qnapsecurity.com/n/en/product_z_g_qvr/cat_intro.php

1. Generic JPEG
QNAP NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the JPEG CGI command of IP cameras to use them with the NVR. This feature largely enhances the compatibility and expandability of the NVR.

A. Select "Generic Model" for the camera brand.
B. Select "Generic JPEG" for the camera model.
C. Enter the camera’s cgi path in the "HTTP URL" field (e.g. "/video.cgi").
D. Enter the camera’s name.
E. Enter the camera’s IP address.
F. Enter the camera’s user name and password.
G. Enable recording on the camera.
H. Configure all other settings.

2. Generic RTSP
QNAP NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the RTSP path of IP cameras to use them with the NVR.

A. Select "Generic Model" for the camera brand.
B. Select "Generic RTSP" for the camera model.
C. Enter the camera’s URL in the "HTTP URL" field (e.g. "/axis-media/media.amp").
D. Enter the camera’s name.
E. Enter the camera’s IP address.
F. Enter the camera’s user name and password.
G. Enable recording on the camera.
H. Configure all other settings.

3. ONVIF
QNAP NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the RTSP path of IP to use them with the NVR.

A. Select "ONVIF" for the camera brand.
B. Select a camera model.


i. For cameras listed in the following URL, please use “ONVIF Profile S Cameras”: http://www.onvif.org/FindaProduct/ProfileProducts.aspx.
ii. If your camera’s manufacturer is listed, then please select that option.
iii. For ONVIF 1.0.2-compatible cameras, please use “ONVIF Cameras”.
C. Enter the camera’s name.
D. Enter the camera’s IP address.
E. Enter the camera’s user name and password.
F. Enable recording on the camera.
G. Configure all other settings.
2015/07/22
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