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    How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS)?

    Depending on the license type you have installed in the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), you can add a certain number and different types of cameras/ encoders. 
    BVMS supports 3rd party cameras as well, but they need to be compliant to ONVIF Profile S.

    This article explains how to add new ONVIF cameras to a system that runs in full Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) via the Configuration Client.

     We recommend using Bosch Workstations and Servers. They are fully tested and optimized for Bosch Video Management System.

    Article requirements:

    • BVMS installed
    • ONVIF camera
    • PC/ Server/ Workstation

     

    Step-by-step guide

     

    1. First, you need to check if the camera model and firmware are ONVIF profile S compliant.
      Here is the link to ONVIF.org to check if your camera is Onvif profile S compliant.
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    2. Note that BVMS it self is also a certified Onvif compliant client
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    3. Open Configuration Client and select the main window Devices

    4. Right-click on the "Live-Only" button > Here you can add and configure live-only cameras.
      You can choose how you would like to add your camera: manually or by scanning in your network.

     

    Option 1:

    a. Scan in your Network:

    i.Select "Scan for Live Only ONVIF Encoders"

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    ii. Select your device that you want to include into the configuration > Next

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    iii. Fill in the credentials of the camera (username and password). If the camera is protected with a password, type in the password of it > Click "Finish"

    5_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    iv. Your camera is now added to the Configuration Client
    Next, add it to the device tree at "Maps and structure" tab

    6_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    v. Don't forget to save you and activate changes:

    7_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    Option 2:

    b. Manually option

    i. If you know the IP Address of your camera: Select "Add ONVIF Encoder"

    8_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    ii. Type in the name of the camera, its IP Address, credentials (username & password) > Click "OK"

    9_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    iii. Your camera is now added to the Configuration Client
    Next, add it to the device tree at "Maps and structure" tab

    10_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    iv. Don't forget to save and activate your changes:

    11_How to add ONVIF camera in Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).png

    v. If you would like displaying camera images in Operator Client, please check this article.

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