Camera connections to Security Center in SharpOS 5.7 - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

Applies to
Security Center 5.7
Last updated
2021-12-16
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.7

If you are using the Security Center extension to send LPR data from a Sharp, SharpV, or SharpX camera to Security Center, you must first enroll the camera in the Security Center LPR task under Roles and units.

The easiest way to add a Sharp, SharpV, or SharpX camera in Security Center is to configure the LPR Manager to discover the camera. If this connection method is not possible, you can add the camera manually in Security Center or in the camera's web portal.

You can add a camera to Security Center in one of the following ways:

Connection Method When to use this method Requirements
Configure the LPR Manager to discover the camera:

You can configure the LPR Manager's Discovery port to find the camera on the subnet.

This is the preferred method if the camera and Security Center are on the same subnet. To use this method, you must set the same Discovery port in the LPR Manager's Properties tab and in the camera's web portal. The camera and Security Center must be on the same subnet.
Manually add the camera in Security Center:

You can add the camera to the LPR Manager in Config Tool's LPR task.

Use this method when the camera and Security Center are on different subnets within the same LAN. You can use this method if the Discovery port is not available, however the Discovery port can be changed in Security Center and in the camera's web portal.
NOTE:
  • You cannot use this method if communication must go across the Internet.
  • If the camera is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you must know the IP address and port (control port) for the camera. The camera and Security Center must be on the same network.
Add a Sharp, SharpV, or SharpX from the camera's web portal:

You can force a connection from the camera's web portal when you select the Security Center extension and select Connect to Security Center. For assistance, contact your Genetec™ representative.

Use this method if the camera and Security Center must communicate across the Internet and where the network topology includes NATs.
NOTE: If the camera is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you must enter the Hostname or IP address and port (listening port) of the Security Center computer.