The GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) is enforced on the 25th of May 2018. As a regulation it is directly applicable to all EU member states without the need for national implementing legislation. As information captured, processed and stored by video surveillance systems is classified as "sensitive" the GDPR will cause significant impact on the video surveillance installations throughout Europe. This article gives insights into the new legislation and describes how a video surveillance system can be designed and configured in order to help an organization comply with this new regulation.
This article describes how the GDPR impacts video surveillance systems and how BVMS can be configured to function in a GDPR compliant organization.
Since the publication of this guide the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a paper specifically targeted at video surveillance installations: GDPR video surveillance guide.
This article guides you through the process of installing the BVMS Logbook Health Checker. The Bosch VMS Logbook Health Checker is a tool that is capable of fixing the overflow of the Bosch VMS Logbook database before it occurs.
This article will guide you how to remedy invalid expansion licenses on your Bosch Divar IP 5000 all in one. Error indication
Despite that the registration of your additional purchased licenses has been completed successfully. The licenses may become invalid after a following reboot. This behavior is caused by switching the MAC address of your teaming interface.
You can find it in the Configuration Client > Main window > Settings menu > Remote Access Settings... command > Show Port Mapping... button > Port Mapping Table dialog box
Port Mapping Table dialog box displays the port mapping for the IP addresses of the configured devices in your BVMS.
You can find here the private and public ports that are in use in the BVMS system.
All local ports that must be open on the computer where the server is installed or on the router/ level 3 switch that is connected to the server can be found in Help section (F1) from Configuration Client or you can see some useful examples, Q&A and specific cases in the following Knowledge Base article:
Which are the ports that must be open within a LAN for all BVMS components?
No. It is not possible to disable the time synchronization function of BVMS.
It is only possible to configure a single time server per BVMS system to be used as time source for the VRM encoders.
You can check the article below, if needed:
How to configure time services in a BVMS environment?
Please refer to the following link:
If you have for e.g. a SNC-EM642R camera and you want to find out which device packs you need for your entire solution, follow the steps below:
The unit can receive the time signal from a time server using various time server protocols and then use it to set the internal clock. The device polls the time signal automatically once every minute.
To check the NTP connection from the camera please follow the below steps:
If you have configured an out of the box system and once the configuration was done you wasn’t able to access the BVRAdmin account, this article will help you to find a solution.
Access to BVRAdmin account is required to perform administrative tasks on the operating system.
This requires the following steps:
It only depends on the version of BVMS you have.
If you have BVMS 7.5, certain cameras with a certain FW have been tested and are supported.
If you have BVMS 8.0, certain cameras with a certain FW have been tested and are supported.
For BVMS versions of 9.0 or lower, only tested cameras must be added, otherwise we cannot support new setup.
On DIP 3000 you can only upgrade to BVMS 8.0.
The version of Windows installed on it does not support older versions of BVMS, it is not compatible.
Recommended to use BVMS 8.0, the largest version supported on that unit.
You need to make sure that those cameras are on the list of tested devices of the version you have.
Regarding the ONVIF Compatibility of the cameras, please see the following Bosch Knowledge Base article:
DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliances come pre-loaded with the latest available BVMS version from factory.
In order to make use of new VMS features and to attach most current devices, it may be required to perform a software upgrade, when a new BVMS version is available.
In this article it is explained how to do the initial system setup and how you can upgrade the BVMS installation to a newer version on a DIVAR IP 3000 or DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance.
Initial system setup
Second revision DIVAR IP 7000 systems (DIP-71xx-xxx) allow for Appliance BVMS Installer packages to be imported directly during initial system setup. The following steps have to be performed in order to import a custom Appliance BVMS Installer package on a second revision DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance:
- Download and unzip the Appliance BVMS Installer archive from http://www.boschsecurity.com - Copy the files Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe and Setup-x.x.x.xxx.zip to a folder named “BoschAppliance” on a USB drive - Connect the USB drive to the DIVAR IP 7000 system during initial setup - Proceed with the system setup until the software selection screen is shown - Select the Appliance BVMS Installer version that shall be installed on the system
The following steps have to be performed in order to upgrade an existing BVMS installation on a DIVAR IP 3000 or DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance: - Download and unzip the Appliance BVMS Installer archive from http://www.boschsecurity.com - Copy the content to a USB drive - When the BVMS default screen is shown, press CTRL + ALT + DEL - Hold down the SHIFT key while clicking Switch User (not Log off) - Log in as BVRAdmin - Transfer the folder that contains the files Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe and Setup-x.x.x.xxx.zip from the USB drive to the BVRAdmin desktop - Double click Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe inside the transferred folder. - Wait until the BVMS setup screen appears and select the upgrade option - Follow the installation procedure without changing any settings
Notes: - The system may request a reboot and re-login during the installation or upgrade procedure. - The upgrade procedure can alternatively be performed via Remote Desktop connection. - The software upgrade requires a system reboot which results in a short (~ 5 min) recording gap.
Please note that the latest information about the Appliance BVMS Installer for DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000 can be found in the Release Notes on the product page, under Downloads menu > Literature > Release notes
Intelligent Insights makes use of Bosch cameras’ built-in Video Analytics to interpret video images and collect metadata from cameras. This metadata is collected, aggregated, and displayed using a series of pre-defined widgets within a user defined dashboard to visualize the data. Read on to learn how to add these widgets to the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) for monitoring.
The Intelligent Insights widgets can be visualized in BVMS Operator Client. In this article we are going to show you how to add a widget to Bosch Video Management System (BVMS).
1. Access the Use cases menu and select the use case to add to BVMS.
In this example we’ll use the “Crowd detection graph”
2. Click the "Copy link" button
3. Next, access the BVMS Configuration Client and select Maps and Structure > Click Manage Resources
4. Click URL > Add a resource name and paste the URL copied from Intelligent Insights > Replace the text "localhost" with the IP address of the Intelligent Insights machine and click OK > OK
5. Click Add Document
6. Select the URL and click OK. The URL should appear under the Logical Tree
7. Click Save and Activate configuration
8. Next, access the BVMS Operator Client and select the tile where you want the widget to be displayed. Double click the widget to assign it
9. After signing in to Intelligent Insights, the widget will be visualized in the tile
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Central Support Team may ask you to provide them with the log files and configuration file of Intelligent Insights.
This article explains you how and where you can get them.
Intelligent Insights log files:
In the Log settings section you can select the log level that should be saved.
Note: Do not change the log level from Intelligent Insights unless requested by tech support.
The system logs of Intelligent Insights can be found at the path:
You can zip the Log folder and send it to Tech Support, when requested.
If you cannot see the "ProgramData" folder, please unhide the folder by clicking: Options > View > select "Show hidden files, folders, and drivers" option > OK > The folder will be displayed in path C:\
Intelligent Insights configuration file:
You can export the system configuration file from Intelligent Insight platform.
1. Open Intelligent Insights and login using the Admin credentials
2. Go to System > Export and import
3. Under "Export system configuration" type in the Admin password and click Export
4. Select the location where the file will be exported and click save
⚠️ WARNING: Do not upgrade the camera firmware directly to 7.81.
If you do this, “error 13: device check failed” message will be displayed, and the firmware will not be upgraded successfully.
1. Please make sure that the following steps are appropriate for your case, which means that the firmware version of your camera is 6.32.
The current version of the camera firmware can be checked in the web GUI from Configuration > Service > System Overview:
✅ Try to use the combined firmware package for all platforms, which can be downloaded from the following link.
Useful in case the combined firmware package is not available anymore:
Where you can find the intermediate firmware version when upgrading CPP4 cameras?
To upgrade to a newer firmware version using this combined firmware package, products may require to have this firmware file uploaded multiple times until the intended firmware version is installed.
Since intermediate firmware versions might have vulnerabilities that are fixed in later versions, it is advised to always install up to the most recent version.
In this case, where the camera has firmware version 6.32, you should apply this firmware twice.
The first time it will be upgraded to 6.50 and the second time to 7.10.
After the first upgrade, check the current version and then apply again until you get the desired version.
See also the Release letter:
2. After downloading the firmware package, go to Configuration > Service > Maintenance
3. Search for the file and upload it to proceed with the upgrade
The following procedure describes how to restore DIVAR IP 5000 ALL-IN-ONE to the factory default image.
1. Start the unit and press F7 during the BIOS power-on-selftest.
The Recovery menu is displayed.
2. Select one of the following:
– Initial factory setup: restores to factory default image and deletes all data on the HDDs. or
– System Recovery (back to Factory Defaults): restores to factory default image; data on the HDDs will not be deleted.
Note: While the System Recovery option doesn't delete video footage stored on the data HDDs, it still replaces the complete OS ( operating system ) partition (including VMS settings) with a default configuration.
In order to access existing video footage after recovery, the VMS configuration needs to be exported before System Recovery and re-imported afterwards.
Notice! Do not turn off the unit during the process. This will damage the Recovery media.
3. The unit starts from the Recovery media. If the setup is successful, press OK to restart the system.
4. Windows performs the initial setup of the operating system. The unit restarts after Windows has completed the setup.
5. After the restart of the unit, the factory settings are installed.
6. After the system has reboot, the next step is to change the BVRAdmin password. The default one is WSS4Bosch.
Please follow the steps below when an error message appears that the license is wrong, such as:
“Sorry, you've exceeded the amount of activations for this Authorization"
“Activation invalid: Key mismatch”