Synology Surveillance Station



  • Synology Surveillance Station


    ✔ The camera feeds on this NVR are confirmed to work with Monocle and Alexa when also using the Monocle Gateway service. (See below for more details.)

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    MONOCLE GATEWAY:

    This camera requires using the Monocle Gateway service.

    There is an incompatibility in the camera streams hosted by the Synology Surveillance Station that prevents Alexa from playing the stream directly. However, using the Monocle Gateway service and tagging these camera streams with the @proxy tag allows these stream to work with your Alexa devices.


    SETUP INSTRUCTIONS:

    First, open the Synology Surveillance Station web portal on your Synology device. From the Desktop or from the Menu, open the IP CAMERA utility.

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    Next, find the camera that you want to stream and right-click the camera row and select the “Share stream path” option from the popup menu.

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    Now, set the “Duration of validity” field to “forever” and then copy the value from the RTSP text box.

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    The RTSP URL may look something like this:

    rtsp://syno:7434e7fa0354d5c3ca923cb6136302@10.1.1.3:554/Sms=2.unicast
    

    This RTSL URL is in the following format:

    rtsp://{username}:{password}@{ip-address}:554/Sms=2.unicast
    

    You would enter this RTSP URL and access credentials into the Monocle Web Portal as illustrated in the example screenshot below. Please note the @proxy tag in the TAGS field as well - this is what instructs the Monocle platform to route requests for this camera stream to your Monocle Gateway service instance.

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    Finally, ask Alexa to show your camera stream.


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