The Camera CSV upload function can be used to bulk upload cameras, and also bulk update the IP address and/or name of cameras. Currently, the bulk function can only process one gateway per CSV upload.
Note: The upload time is dependent on the driver and/or other variables, and can range between 3 to 20 minutes for 200 cameras.
The CSV file needs to have the correct format
Template 1 - If the utilized port is set to the driver default (usually port 80), then the port can be excluded.
Template 2 - If the utilized port differs from the driver default, the port needs to be included.
To bulk rename cameras without removing and re-adding, type in
IP Address:Port (if different from 80),
password and the
new name in a CSV file and upload it to the gateway.
10.0.0.1,admin,password,New camera name;
10.0.0.2:8000,admin,password,New camera name;
If the content should be formatted and if edited in “notepad” / “texteditor” rather than a Microsoft Excel then the format would be similar to:
Note: If the CSV file is not in the correct format, it will cause the uploader to fail. Potential issues may include:
Wrong IP address.
Missing semicolons at the end of an entry.
Steps to perform the Bulk Upload
Go to the Sites page.
Click on the Location.
Click on All Devices.
Click on the '+' symbol.
Select Add Cameras via CSV.
Select site, location, and gateway to which the cameras should be added to.
Click on Add.
Upload the CSV file.
Click on Add to start the upload process.
The status and progress of the upload will be displayed.