Adding a SharpV camera to the Archiver - SharpV | SharpOS 12.6

AutoVu Handbook for SharpV Fixed Installations 12.6

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SharpV | SharpOS 12.6
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If you want to view the context camera video feed in Security Center, you must add the camera to the Archiver.

Before you begin

  • To add a camera in Security Center, you must first configure an Archiver role.
  • Log on to the camera's web portal and change the default password.
    NOTE: You cannot use the default SharpV credentials when adding the camera to the Archiver.
  • By default, SharpV cameras are in DHCP mode. To add the context camera to the Archiver, you must configure the camera to use a static IP address that is defined in the web portal.

What you should know

  • By default, the Archiver uses the H.264 stream from SharpV cameras. If you want to use the MJPEG stream, you can select it in the Video task from the SharpV camera's screen.
  • NOTE: Information on context cameras is not applicable to SharpV ITS cameras.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task.
  2. If you have multiple Archiver roles, select the Archiver role to manage the video unit from the Archiver drop-down list.
  3. Click Video unit.
    The Manual add dialog box opens.
  4. From the Manufacturers drop-down list, select Genetec AutoVu.
  5. From the Product type drop-down list, select All.
  6. Enter the static IP address of the camera.
    Tip: Use a range () of IP addresses to add multiple units in a single operation.
  7. To use HTTP communication, enter HTTP port 80. To use HTTPS communication, turn on Use HTTPS and enter port 443.
  8. Select the Authentication method for the camera.
    Default logon
    The camera uses the default logon defined for the Archiver in the Extensions tab. Using this method, you can define the same logon credentials for multiple cameras.
    IMPORTANT: You cannot use the default logon when adding a SharpV camera. You must use the credentials you configured when you first logged on to the SharpV Portal.
    Enter the logon credentials for the camera. Turn on Use HTTPS if you have applied a self-signed or signed certificate to the camera connection.
  9. From the Location drop-down, assign the camera to an area entity.
  10. Click Add.
    The notification tray displays the message "Adding unit started". If successful, it displays the message "Unit added successfully".


The camera is added under the selected Archiver.