Adding Cameras Through RTSP
To add a camera through RTSP, we require a static IP for the camera and the RTSP URLs from the manufacturer. Although the RTSP protocol is standardized, the actual URLs for each device vary. Most brands include this information with the camera's documentation, however the installer may need to contact the manufacturer to gather this data.
In the Eagle Eye interface:
Provide a static IP address for the camera along with the path section of the RTSP URL for the camera.
- Eagle Eye Networks cameras: snl/live/1/1/Ux/
- Axis Cameras: onvif-media/media.amp?profile=profile_name&sessiontimeout=60&streamtype=unicast
- FLIR FC-348: ch0
The system will require two RTSP streams. The first will need to be configured as an H.264 format and the second set to MJPEG. We use the first stream for the full video while the second is intended for the preview stream.
Cameras added through RTSP will have different settings than ONVIF cameras. You can adjust the RTSP stream fields if necessary.
Specific settings, such as resolution, will need to be adjusted directly in the camera.