Camera groups allow you to organize your cameras into one folder within the Solink platform.
Often times you have multiple cameras at one location and it can be hard to focus on a few cameras. You can create camera groups on the Video page to organize your cameras and view several of them all at once.
There are a few camera groups created by default as well, which include:
Favorites: You can favorite a camera and add it to the Favorites folder. On any camera, select Actions > Add to Group button and select the Favorites folder:
Recently Viewed: This folder contains cameras you have recently viewed.
Create New Camera Group
To create a new camera group:
Navigate to the Video page in the Solink platform.
Select the New Group button
Enter a name for the camera group. For example, if you want to include only cameras of the cash register areas of your business, you could call the camera group “Cash Register Area”.
Select Add to create the camera group.
Add Cameras to Camera Group
To add cameras to a camera group:
On the Video page, select one of your locations:
Determine the videos from that location you want to add to the camera group. Hover over each video and select Actions > Add to Group:
Select a group from the list to add the camera to that group. Additionally, you can select Add to a New Group to create a new group and add the selected camera to that group:
Select Save to add the camera to the group.
Repeat the process for additional cameras from any of your locations, if required.
View Multiple Cameras at Once
Once you have added several cameras to your camera group, you have the option to view several cameras at the same time. This is a helpful feature in a variety of situations; for example, many Solink users have set up a camera group to monitor only customer-facing locations.
With the ability to view all of the customer-facing cameras at the same time, you can monitor how busy your location is all from one screen.
To view several cameras in a camera group at the same time:
Select the camera group folder you want to view cameras from:
Select one of the numbers from the top of the page to determine how many cameras you can view at once. Currently, you can select to view one, four, or six cameras at once. In this example, the user selects four. This allows the user to view four cameras at once:
Select any one of your cameras to display the first four cameras in your camera group at once:
Note: You can drag and drop cameras to rearrange them from the camera group page. The order that cameras appear on the camera group page determines which cameras you can view at once.
Check out this video on how to create a camera group for more information:
Camera Groups on Mobile Apps
For information on how to create, edit, delete and add users to camera groups in the Solink mobile apps, see the following: