Info Surveillance Station 9.0

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Info Surveillance Station 9.0


DS720+, DS418play
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
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DS720+, DS418play
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Out from beta.

Version: 9.0.0-7656​

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 9.0.0-7656 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 7 or above.
  3. Surveillance Station 9.0.0-7656 only supports Synology Surveillance Station Client 2.0.0 and above.
  4. Surveillance Station 9.0.0-7656 only supports VS360HD 5.0.0 and above.
  5. Surveillance Station 9.0.0-7656 only supports VS960HD 3.0.0 and above.
  6. Live View and Timeline have merged into Monitor Center. The existing functions, layouts, and settings will be completely migrated to the new platform. (Learn more)
  7. Certain management features will no longer be supported on VisualStation and Surveillance Station Local Display. (Learn more)
  8. Surveillance Station 9.0 does not support VS360HD models running firmware version 3.0.5 or below and VS240HD models.
  9. The Log application has removed the rule setting page and will log all actions from now on.
  10. Starting from DSM 7.1-42661, Surveillance Station 9.0 requires the DSM package Advanced Media Extensions (AME) to play AAC audio and HEVC (H.265) video format. In this update:
    • Cameras using AAC will be switched to other available audio formats automatically.
    • Cameras using HEVC (H.265) can no longer play videos, display thumbnails, or use Motion Detection via Surveillance Station without further settings.
    • Go to AME for setup if you wish to continue using AAC and HEVC (H.265).
What's New

Monitor Center​

  1. Added support for the new application, Monitor Center. You can monitor live camera feeds, seamlessly browse through the interactive timeline, and customize your layout.
  2. Added support for the global stream profile button. You can control the stream profile for all cameras in the same layout simultaneously.
  3. Added support for the I/O Widget channel. You can check the statuses and trigger events for I/O devices.
  4. Added support for triggering customized Action Rule events in Monitor Center.

C2 Surveillance​

  1. Added support for the new application, C2 Surveillance. You can upload recordings to Synology C2 cloud and view important footage from the C2 Surveillance web portal. Recordings are protected by end-to-end encryption. (Learn more)


  1. Upgraded the recording mechanism to let all services share the same recording files for optimized storage usage.
  2. Added support for bookmark logs that allow direct management for bookmarked recordings.
  3. Added support for the Add bookmark event in Action Rule.
  4. Added support for Dual Recording. You can save a second set of recordings with different settings to the local storage or a remote shared folder.


  1. Enhance the security of shared folders. Surveillance Station now requires access permissions to connect to shared folders on Synology servers.
  2. Added support for HTTPS secure connection between servers and compatible cameras.
  3. Added support for SRTP video encryption between servers and compatible AXIS, Bosch, and Hanwha cameras.
  4. Added support for Privacy Masking to cover sensitive areas in the camera view.
  5. Added support for adding text watermarks to live camera feeds.
  6. Added support for logging user account logouts.
  7. Added support for activating user accounts by schedule.
  8. Added support for recording encryption to prevent data leakage.
  9. Added support for password protection to secure downloaded recordings.


  1. Added support for the new Maps application. You can visualize the target environment, experience seamless monitoring, and automatically track security events across multiple locations.
  2. Added support for grouping related maps together to quickly navigate multiple locations.
  3. Added support for map services including OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, or a custom tile server to quickly identify multiple locations with abnormal statuses.

Device Management​

  1. Enhanced the camera adding process by supporting auto searching, IP range scanning, and multiple batch configuration methods (Quick setup, Complete setup, and Copy settings).
  2. Added support for batch importing cameras by a list (.xlsx) of camera information and configurations.
  3. Added support for adding cameras offline through ONVIF or Generic setup.
  4. Renamed Batch Edit to Copy Settings, and added support for a preview of configurations and expected results before the settings are applied.
  5. Added support for updating multiple servers online or manually through CMS host servers.
  6. Added support for updating servers to the compatible version when adding CMS recording servers.
  7. Added support for updating multiple VisualStation devices online or manually through connected servers.

Deep Video Analytics​

  1. Added support for License plate recognition. (Supported regions)
  2. Added support for License plate recognition logs, notifications, Action Rule events, and recognition reports.
  3. Added support for License plate recognition result searching that allows 2-character differences.
  4. Added support for showing License plate recognition events in the Monitor Center Alert Panel.
  5. Added support for an option to trigger events only when people and vehicles appear simultaneously.
  6. Increased the target stay-time limit to 600 seconds.
  7. Added support for bookmarking detected objects automatically in the Recording application.
  8. Added support for Face Detection and People Detection tests to help adjust the camera position for optimal accuracy.
  9. Added support for Vehicle Counting to track the number of passing vehicles within a given time.
  10. Added support for logs, notifications, Action Rule events, and counting reports for Vehicle counting.
  11. Added support for showing Vehicle Counting events in the Monitor Center Alert Panel.
  12. Added support for downloading detection result logs.
  13. Added support for DVA event (People and Vehicle Detection/Intrusion Detection) counting reports.

More Features​

  1. Added support for showing the triggered Advanced Event type in notifications sent by DS cam.
  2. Added support for filtering thermal cameras in the IP Camera application.
  3. Added support for manually entering the NTP server's IP address for cameras.
  4. Enhanced the user experience for testing camera connections.
  5. Added support for batch editing Archive Vault bandwidth control settings.
Known Limitations

  1. Due to the update of the recording mechanism, certain settings of Live View Alert, Action Rule Recording, Manual Recording, Advanced Continuous Recording, and Transactions will be modified:
  • The services will no longer save independent recordings.
  • The recordings of the services will no longer be shown in File Station by category (still available for downloaded in Surveillance Station).
  • The cameras will apply the highest archive setting and stream profile value available for the services.
  1. Privacy Masking and watermarks are not supported on Android DS cam 3.5.1/iOS DS cam 5.4.1 and before.

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