Sharp camera connections to Security Center - SharpOS 11.8

Sharp Administrator Guide 11.8

series
SharpOS 11.8
revised_modified
2020-04-22

If you are using the Security Center extension to send LPR data from the Sharp camera to Security Center, you must first enroll the camera in Security Center.

The easiest way to add a Sharp 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 Sharp camera manually in Security Center or in the Sharp Portal.

NOTE: For SharpX installations where LPR Processing Unit input/output control is required, you must also enroll the LPR Processing unit under the Archiver.

You can add a Sharp 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 Sharp camera:

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

This is the preferred method if the Sharp 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 Sharp Portal. The Sharp camera and Security Center must be on the same subnet.
Manually add the Sharp camera in Security Center:

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

Use this method when the Sharp 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 Sharp Portal.
NOTE:
  • You cannot use this method if communication must go across the Internet.
  • If the Sharp is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you will need to know the IP address and port for the Sharp camera. The Sharp camera and Security Center must be on the same network.
Add a Sharp camera from the Sharp Portal:

You can force a connection from the Sharp 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 Sharp camera and Security Center must communicate across the Internet and where the network topology includes NATs.
NOTE: If the Sharp is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you will need to enter the Hostname or IP address and port of the Security Center computer.