Synology Surveillance Station is a NVR (network video recorder) system to safeguard security through IP camera monitoring. Surveillance Station offers in-depth integration with IP camera venders, providing reliable CMS (centralized management system) solution or individual property security. Built in DiskStation Manager, the system allows live view and network camera management using any standard browser & mobile devices. Surveillance 7.1 - Surveillance - Synology - Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Live View

The Live View panel allows you to monitor video streams from multiple IP cameras in real time, adjust camera angle and zoom, and set up smart analytics tools to catch suspicious behavior. Watch events as they unfold and respond swiftly to resolve any suspicious activity.

Surveillance anywhere

Surveillance Station works on PCs and mobile devices with all popular operating systems and web browsers. With support for RTSP, you can enjoy a smooth experience when viewing surveillance feeds. No matter where you are — on a bus or at the office in front of your computer — you can always stay on top of everything.


Surveillance Station works on PC and Mac computers with all major browsers, including Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Synology's independent web plugin enhances performance and eliminates potential security threats caused by third-party plugins1. Enjoy the best surveillance experience, regardless of device or browser. Learn more about specifications.

Mobile surveillance

Surveillance Station is also available on mobile devices running iOS and Android. Install the free mobile app DS cam and access Live View, playback, adjust PTZ, and receive push notifications. DS cam supports of RTSP, allowing you to connect to Surveillance Station and have a smooth experience anywhere in the world. Learn more about DS cam.

Concurrent Live View

With Live View, you can watch up to 64 channels in HD, use on-screen tools and interactive e-maps, or navigate with a joystick. No matter how many IP cameras you have, your monitoring experience remains smooth and hassle-free.

Watch 64 channels in HD

Surveillance Station allows you to watch up to 64 channels in 720p resolution on one Live View panel. You can use all cameras from one DiskStation, or merge different cameras hosted on various DiskStations to have them all through one single interface2.

Optimized system resource

The workload on your Synology NVR and network bandwidth can be reduced with multicast technology, as video feeds will be streamed to multiple clients via a single transmission.

Optimized Live View experience

On-screen operation tools that include PTZ for up to 32 directions, absolute position, drag and zoom, and instant playback help you refine your Live View experience.3 Joystick support makes navigating through Surveillance Station much more intuitive.4 Finally, interactive e-maps provide overviews of your cameras' locations and allow live feeds previews.

Suitable for large-scale deployment

Even for large-scale environments with hundreds of cameras, everything is unified and readily available. IT administrators can consolidate live view feeds from different recording servers in the CMS host. This offers efficient management, flexible deployment, and proactive control. Learn more about Central Management System (CMS).

Live View Analytics

With Surveillance Station’s built-in and in-camera event detection support, you can monitor suspicious events with appropriate event detection features and even with more than one option at a time. Events that matched your pre-defined criteria will be automatically recorded and appear on a live view or E-map. Recordings can be locked and archived for future analysis.

  • Built-in event detection

    Motion detection: System detects if there's any movement in a pre-determined area.

    Missing object: Any object that's removed or missing from a pre-defined area triggers the alarm.

    Foreign object: Any object that enters and remains in a pre-defined area is taken as a foreign object.

    Camera occlusion: When an IP cam's lens is blocked by unknown objects, the system will trigger an alert.

    Focus lost: When an IP cam's focus is adjusted or lost focus, the system will trigger an alert.

    No-idle zone: Any object that stays in the no-idle zone for over a set period of time will trigger an alert.

  • : When an IP cam is sabotaged or blocked, the system will trigger an alert.

    : System detects if there's any movement in a pre-determined area.

    : System detects based on a pre-defined audio level.

    Digital Input: When an IP cam is triggered by an input signal, it will send a signal to Surveillance Station to trigger an alert.

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Sometimes a simple image is more powerful than an entire video. You can easily capture snapshots of camera feeds and then quickly edit each snapshot before saving it to your Synology NAS or downloading it to a local computer. Simple editing features include rotate, blur, and mask, allowing you to remove any sensitive information, such as bystanders' faces or vehicle license plates.


  1. Web plugins are available for Windows users on Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, and for Mac users on Safari.
  2. For detailed information, please refer to the software specifications.
  3. On-screen operation support depends on each IP camera's specifications.
  4. For a list of currently supported joystick models, please click here.