Can I import cameras from a CSV file?

Yes, you can upload a CSV file that defines your video streams. Especially when working with large lists of cameras in many locations, it's helpful to assemble the full inventory of camera/NVR/VMS streams in a spreadsheet / worksheet. As the person importing the CSV file, you must have "Can Manage" permission on all accounts listed in the CSV file under the column named "user_email". See How to create a CSV file.

  1. Open camio.com/tools/cameras/import and Choose File:
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  2. Select the CSV file that contains the definition of your video streams and press Upload File.
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  3. Review the email confirmation that reports any rows skipped due to data validation errors after you see this message displayed when the upload has completed:
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Required fields and permission

NOTE: the minimum required fields for successful import are listed below. When omitted, the local_camera_id is created automatically from the mac_address of the camera.

  1. user_email (which is the content owner's email address)
  2. box_mac_address
  3. mac_address (MAC of the camera, though this must be accurate only when using mac2ip rather than static ip_address)
  4. name (the camera name)
  5. username
  6. password
  7. rtsp_server
  8. rtsp_path

The user signed-in and submitting the CSV to be imported must also have Can Manage permission each account specified by user_email in the CSV.

 

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