Accessing confidential video using smart cards - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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To ensure that confidential videos are kept secure, you can set up encryption and control access by using smart cards.

Before you begin

Familiarize yourself with your smart card manufacturer's documentation.

What you should know

A typical application of privacy protection requires special authorization to access the original unprotected confidential videos. For optimal security, encryption is usually required. The following steps explain how to set up encryption using smart cards.
  • The corresponding Privacy Protector server must have the required certificate to decrypt the stream, and the certificate with the private key must be installed.


  1. Generate and install a certificate on the servers running the Privacy Protector role.
  2. Export and install the public key on the servers of the Archiver.
  3. In the Recording tab, enable encryption for the camera.
  4. Add the certificate from step 1.
  5. Add the certificate from your smart card.
    NOTE: How to install the certificate varies depending on your smart card manufacturer.
  6. Enable privacy protection.


Whenever the video needs to be unprotected, the following conditions must be met:
  • The user must have the Remove privacy protection privilege in Security Desk.
  • The smart card must be in the card reader connected to the workstation.