Synology has announced the beta availability of Surveillance Station 8.1, inviting engineers to join the beta testing program.Feedback and suggestions gathered will be adopted in the official release of Surveillance Station 8.1, according to the manufacturer.
‘With the remote recording archiving technique and the integration of POS and videos, Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta offers a complete retail solution for retail stores,’ stated Ruby Lin, Product Manager at Synology. ‘Integrating with intercoms while being able to auto switch between different security levels via Geofence, Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta also brings a convenient security experience to home users. The introduction of the GPU acceleration technique significantly reduces CPU usage and ensures a much smoother video display.’
Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta includes remote recording archiving. Designed to solve problems encountered instores where storage space is limited in branches, it allows users to customise the recording time and event type which will be archived, utilising centralised storage. It also enables a customised execution time for archiving tasks to enhance bandwidth control.
POS integration ensures that stores can monitor transactions with corresponding videos, and quickly resolve transaction disputes by searching historical records via the interface. Users can also customise event notifications for abnormal transactions or interact with the Action Rule application.
Intercom camera integration provides video surveillance, doorbell, door lock operation, two-way audio and more functions. In addition it delivers the ability to search historical records in Surveillance Station.
GPU acceleration is supported in the Windows version of Surveillance Station Client. After upgrading to Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta and enabling the GPU option, extreme performance via a built-in graphics card can be realised without needing to buy additional graphics cards, reducing CPU usage while providing a much smoother video display.