surveillance station

In espionage and counterintelligence, surveillance ( or ) is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people. This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment (such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras) or interception of electronically transmitted information (such as Internet traffic or phone calls). It can also include simple no- or relatively low-technology methods such as human intelligence agent and postal interception. The word surveillance comes from a French phrase for "watching over" (sur means "from above" and veiller means "to watch") and is in contrast to more recent developments such as sousveillance.Surveillance is used by governments for intelligence gathering, prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or the investigation of crime. It is also used by criminal organisations to plan and commit crimes, such as robbery and kidnapping, by businesses to gather intelligence, and by private investigators.
Surveillance can be viewed as a violation of privacy, and as such is often opposed by various civil liberties groups and activists. Liberal democracies have laws which restrict domestic government and private use of surveillance, usually limiting it to circumstances where public safety is at risk. Authoritarian government seldom have any domestic restrictions, and international espionage is common among all types of countries.
The area of surveillance is increasingly a topic of academic study, including through research centers, books, and peer-reviewed academic journals. In the future, intelligence services might use the internet of things for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.

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    Does the ds218play support Surveillance Station? I already found a compatible camera. Thanks in advance
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    Hi folks. Running SS9 now on a couple of different Syn NAS (220+, 920+) I can't figure out how to enable/disable viewing of the Alert Panel on the Monitor Center? It would seem like a simple thing to do, but I can't find the mechanism or switch. Any help from the crew? TIA.
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  6. Saqr

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  8. Jan Janowski

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    Which NAS for surveillance system?

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    Action rule schedule: Record every 2nd Monday?

    Hello, I already searched the net and this forum but didn't find anything useful - is this issue realy so uncommon? I'd like to make an action rule in surveillance station which is triggerd every second Monday. As far as I can see, the provided schedule works only on a weekly basis. Is there way...
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    Problem with Foscam SPC cam and Surveillance Station.

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  15. Jan Janowski

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  16. SynoMan

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    Supercharged monitoring with simpler deployment options and expanded AI-powered capabilities. Meet the most advanced and secure surveillance solution designed for your Synology system. Surveillance Station 9.0 Release Notes for Surveillance Station | Synology Inc.
  17. Jan Janowski

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  18. Jan Janowski

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