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Create a Camera


In this article, we detail How to Create a Camera in BluSKY.


  1. Log in and navigate to Cameras. Main Menu-> Setup-> Cameras
  2. Click the  button in the Search filter or use the one below.
  3. Name the camera. The BluSKY camera name should match the NVR camera name.
  4. Specify which Model camera is being used. Enter * if camera model is not known.
  5. Select the System and Facility.
  6. Add a Description. This is usually what the camera is looking at or a description of the scene. Enter * if description is not known.
  7. Add the Serial Number. This can be left blank if it is not known.
  8. Add the camera Login and Password. This can be left blank if it is not known.
  9. Add the Portal associated with the camera if applicable. This can be left blank if it is not known or not applicable.
  10. Add the Recording Server. This must be defined in BluSKY first in order to show up in the pull-down list. 
  11. Leave the External Camera ID blank. This will be added after the camera is saved.
  12. Enter the camera's network settings: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Public IP Address and Stream URL. This can be left blank if it is not known.
  13. Enter the Lens Info, camera resolution HRes and VRes and recording rate FPS.
  14. Enter any additional information available. See list below for more detail on each field.
  15. Confirm changes with the saveBtn.png button.
  16. Once the camera is saved, select it again to edit. Copy the GUID in the URL into the External Camera ID field and confirm changes with the saveBtn.png button.

Field Definitions

Name Description
Name The name chosen to identify the Camera. Choose descriptive names that allow for easy administration and maintenence. 
Model The model number assigned to the Camera.
System The System using the Camera.
Facility The name of the Facility using the Camera.
Description This field provides additional information that is related to the Camera.
 Serial Number A unique number assigned to the device by the manufacturer, that is used to identify the specific item.
Camera Type This identifies the type of Camera being used.
Login The account name used to access the Camera. 
Password The password used to access the Camera.
Portal If used, this will identify the Portal that is being monitored by the Camera. This can be important when creating Video event capture via Rules.
Recording Server The name of the recording server that is storing the Video feed.
External Camera Id Additional information used to identify the Camera outside of BluSKY.
IP Address An Internet Protocol address is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
Subnet Mask A subnet mask is used to break an IP network into logical subdivision.
Default Gateway A default gateway in computer networking is the node that is assumed to know how to forward packets on to other networks.
Public IP Address A public IP address is a globally routable IP address, meaning that the address is not an address reserved for use in private networks.
Lens Info Information on the lens that is beign used by the Camera.
Stream URL The URL where the stream from the Camera can be viewed.
HRes Horizontal Resolution.
VRes Vertical Resolution.
Fps Frames per second.
Milestone Driver  
Recording Encoder Type  
Bandwidth Limit  
Variable Bitrate   
Compression Rate  
PreBuffer Length   
Recording Enabled  
Center and Zoom to Rectangle   
Center to Position in View  
Diagonal Support  
Ptz Enabled This field indicated if the Camera has Pan/ Tilt/ Zoom capabilities. 
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