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    Alarm Management Configuration: How to configure Cloud Storage?

    Alarm Management Configuration: How to configure Cloud Storage


    Bosch Alarm Management allows event-based and continuous cloud recording of connected cameras. This function is independent from storage of alarm/event clips that are part of "Alarm Management".


    Please make sure that these pre-conditions are met:

    You have access to a Alarm Management instance

    The camera that you want to configure for Cloud Storage is connected to the Alarm Management

    1. Your Bosch camera is connected via the Remote Portal to Alarm Management
    2. Your 3rd party camera is connected directly with the Alarm Management

    You have activated the appropriate Cloud Storage license in Remote Portal for the respective camera


    Step-by-step guide


    1. In Alarm Management Configuration, configure Recording Mode and Cloud Storage.



    Livestream only: Cloud Storage is disabled; existing cloud recordings are deleted.

    Read access to cloud storage (recording off): The camera is not recording in the cloud. Existing cloud recordings are kept until the retention time is exceeded.

    Give access to local recording: The camera is recording in the cloud on motion trigger. Alarm agents can replay the recordings from the cloud and local recording e.g. from SD card or VRM.

    Event-based cloud recording: The camera is recording in the cloud on motion trigger. Alarm agents can replay the recordings from the cloud.

    Display local recordings: The camera is not recording in the cloud. Alarm agents can replay local recordings e.g. from SD card or VRM.

    Continuous cloud recording: The camera is continuously recording in the cloud. Alarm agents can replay the recordings from the cloud and local recording e.g. from SD card or VRM.


    Note: Pre-alarm recording is not available for Bosch and ONVIF cameras.

    Set the right recording mode and the appropriate retention time.

    Standard retention times are 7, 14, 30 days of retention. Exceptions and specific retention times can be offered on request for users of a dedicated Alarm Management instance.

    The storage size is fixed and defined by the activated license in the Remote Portal.

    After configuration your cloud camera is all set and you should be able to see video from the camera in the Alarm Management Live View.

    Note: To set up a Live View service, please follow the article Alarm Management Configuration: How to set up a Live View service?


    2. Video Control/ Alarm Management Live View


    You can reach the Live View by logging into your Alarm Management instance as an operator.

    The HTML5 Video Control then provides the following functionality for live video and playback of the cloud recording.



    Playback mode details:
    1: Calendar:

    • Days with recordings are displayed in a circle
    • Click to select the date


    4: Enable audio playback from the recordings and control the volume.



    7: Select pre- and post alarm recording to be exported.



    9: Settings:

    • Speed:
      • Replay speed


    3. Calculating the required storage


    On the Bosch Storage Calculator ( you need to use the following parameters to calculate the required cloud storage for your Bosch camera:

    1. Select the camera for which you want to calculate the cloud storage
    2. Leave RAID setting empty
    3. Select your prefered retention time (7,14,30 days are available for standard users in Alarm Management )
    4. Select 'Advanced Configuration' and apply the following detailed template per camera, as default:
      • Sanity Check = 1
      • Audio = ACC
      • Metadata = yes
      • Compression H.264
      • VRM downtime days = 0
      • Include overhead storage = NO
    5. Select the following details as present in your application and camera configuration:
      • Hours/Day (24h = Continuous Recording)
      • Frame Rate
      • Resolution

    In the bottom of the calculator screen you will see the required bandwidth for the uplink and the required storage.



    Choose the right storage license (CBS-REC-....) with a maximum storage allowance higher than the indicated size in the storage calculator from your local pricelist.

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    ‎09-22-2023 03:16 PM
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