When you open BVMS Viewer Configuration Client for the first time, the following message is displayed:
"The system is running in an unregistered mode. Please activate your license package"
For a proper use of BVMS Viewer you need to activate the MBV-BVWR-100 License Viewer base, which is FREE! This can be found on the Bosch Security Systems Software License Manager (SLMS) platform.
Follow the steps below and find out how you can license BVMS Viewer for free.
Extra licenses can be purchased for additional features of your devices as your business grows.
After adding cameras to the system, you may need to use additional features of them, like microphone use, Serial Protocol Software License, Camera Trainer license for Intelligent Video Analytics, NTCIP license for moving cameras and so on.
Depending on the camera model, you can have additional features by installing the optional lice nses.
Follow the instructions below and find out how you can activate a license on your camera.
The purpose of this article is to provide step by step instructions on how to successfully import video and storage devices from a DIVAR IP Recording Appliance to a Professional BVMS system while retaining all existing recorded video.
Note: This procedure should only be performed by a certified BVMS / VRM technician or installer
Logs are definitely important. We would even say they are the most important thing for a system to function properly.
At some point, the Central Support Team may ask you to provide them with the BVMS Configuration Collection.
This article explains you how and where you can get the BVMS Configuration Collection of your system.
This article helps you to solve the situation where the "No Config" error message appears when you try to authenticate in Operator Client.
This error can be persistent, no matter what central server you attempt to login to and no matter what user account or credentials you are trying to use.
This means that you have a corrupt cache .dat file on your system.
Follow the steps from this article if you attempt to login into BVMS Operator Client and encounter the message below and you want to fix it:
"Please enter your credentials...
Exporting video with Video Analytics meta data is very useful in the process of optimization of Video Content Analytics performance. One could configure VA, record particular scene and then replay this scene over and over again using different VA configurations.
Moreover the video could be exported and replayed multiple times with different VA configuration settings.
This article describes the different possibilities - BVMS Operator Client and BVMS Viewer, VRM eXpport Wizard, Web Interface of a Bosch Camera. The choice of the tool depends on the way the camera and recording are managed.
This information may be requested by Central Support Team, as the bundle file is useful for troubleshooting the improper behavior of the unit.
The method for collecting the NetApp DSA E2700 support bundle file is provided below.
Accidents happen, but cloud backup services from Dropbox help make recovering your lost files easier. If you want to download the Bosch camera videos to your Dropbox account, please follow the steps below.
Create a Dropbox account
Go to the configuration menu of the Bosch IP camera,
either by adding the “IP number/port” of the camera in the address bar/URL (ignore security warnings, and in the pop-up menu; fill in “service” as username and the camera’s password)
or by using the “Configuration Manager” (on Windows PC) select the camera, right-click and select “configure verification for camera”. Ignore security warnings, and in the pop-up menu fill in “service” as username and the camera’s password).
Check whether the most actual FW is installed on the camera. If not, make sure you do this first ( link download store for FW, Configuration Manager and video security client).
Bosch Video Security app installed (IOS, Android and Windows)
This technical brief will provide the step-by-step procedure on how to configure “BVMS” presets and save views.
In order to better utilize system resources, BVMS no longer pre-allocates 99 black presets to newly added PTZ cameras in the system. BVMS does not read any existing presets already configured in the camera.
In the past (prior to Windows Server 2012 R2), in order to perform NIC Teaming, we would have needed two adapters which were from the same vendor, and a third-party software that would make the teaming possible and present the OS with just one “virtual” network card.Now from Windows Server 2012 R2 and up, this is built-in and its hardware agnostic.
This means you can use whatever network cards you want and the teaming will work like a charm.
The purpose of this article is to assist you with the creation of mirrored drive sets in a DIVAR IP all-in-one 5000 Recording Appliance.
This procedure should be performed on new appliances that have not yet been deployed.
⚠️ Before performing this procedure you must aware of the following:
• Performing this procedure on a commissioned system will result in none specific video loss
• Re-imaging the appliance after performing this procedure will result in loss of all data and mirrored sets
• Mirroring must be performed in “Disk Management” and not with the chipset provided in the hardware
• Creating mirrored sets will result in a performance loss of 20%
• All mirrored drives will be converted to “Dynamic Disks” during the mirror creation process
• This process can be performed on a two or four drive units
Currently, most of the cameras are using profiles that are wrong created or profiles that actually belong to legacy cameras like the "excellent" profile.
Therefore, the bitrates to the storage could be exceeded and probably will exceed during match when lot of motion is created.
This article is focused on a method of creating a new profile with own parameters and make this new profile active.
In many camera systems installed for observation and or security purposes, the camera is used as an information gathering source, providing video streams and I/O alarm facilities as part of the total system.
Information, such as scene details in the provided camera’s stream, can be sent to monitoring centers where operators can interpret the relevance of the information. According to his or her human involvement in this case, the follow-up actions for this information for the end-user are manually invoked.
In systems where no operators are available, the same camera information can be diagnosed internally; programmed and processed via smart algorithms in the camera and, as a result, IP connections are invoked to follow-up automation by other smart devices on the network.
In this article, you will find such an automation process between Bosch Cameras and Advantech Adam I/O devices.
In various Verticals, this Bosch - Advantech combined solution can fully automate adequate follow-up actions for the end-user without the cost of a video management system and human intervention.
When working with previous versions of BVMS, remote connectivity was cumbersome due to the amount of port mapping that needed to be configured. BVMS 7.5 provides a new method of remote connectivity utilizing Secure Shell (SSH) Tunnelling.
SSH Tunnelling constructs an encrypted tunnel established by an SSH protocol/socket connection. This encrypted tunnel can provide transport to both encrypted and un-encrypted traffic. The Bosch SSH implementation also utilizes Omni-Path protocol, which is a high performance low latency communications protocol developed by Intel.
The BVMS SSH service generates a private and public key when it is started for the first time. Both keys are saved in an encrypted file. When the BVMS SSH service restarts this file is detected and the private key is read.
There is little to no configuration required for this feature to function.
The SSH Service must be installed and running. If deploying a BVMS Pro system, insure the SSH Service is part of the installation process.
Recording Appliances that ship with BVMS 7.5 should have the service pre-installed. Check your “Services”.
If the service has not been installed, the install package can be run from the BVMS 7.5 downloadable install package. If working with a DIVAR IP Recording Appliance, the appliance “Installer Package” must be used.
B. Port mapping entry
The primary configuration step is to configure one (1) port forwarding for the BVMS Central Server to utilize port 5322 for both internal and external connections. This is the only port mapping entry that needs to be made for the entire system.
The image below shows a sample configuration.
A. Login with the Operator Client
After the basic configuration is done, logging in via Operator Client is very intuitive:
From the log menu, select the “Connection” drop down menu, then Select <New…>
You will be prompted to enter an IP address or DNS host name. You will also notice a cheat guide below the entry menu that will assist with address entry. Addressing must be in the following format: ssh://IP or servername:5322. In the example we used: ssh://22.214.171.124:5322.
After entering a properly formatted address, enter a valid user name and password. SSH users MUST have a password associated with their BVMS account. User accounts without a password cannot log in utilizing an SSH Connection.
After connection is established via an SSH Tunnel, all communications between the BVMS Server (192.168.1.19) and a remote client (126.96.36.199) are encrypted. Below is a Wireshark Capture taken from the BVMS Server after a connection is established.
C. Changing the SSH port
Locate the SSH service configuration file in " C:\Program Files\Bosch\BVMS\bin "
Open the configuration file and find the section below. Edit the value of the BvmsSshServicePort (the port should be unused) and restart the system.
Motion detection is an important option in most surveillance systems. Depending on your configuration, you can determine when video is recorded (saved on the surveillance system server), when notifications are sent, when output is triggered and more.
Follow the steps below if you want configure your camera to detect motion and then send the event to the server, to start recording. This guide helps you set this option only for nights and weekends. It is important that you find the best possible motion detection settings for the camera in order to avoid unnecessary recordings or notifications.