Status is designed to provide security operations teams insight into the current status and general health of the devices and systems within their organization.
The dashboard is the heart of SureView Status and tracks two major types of information—configuration information for individual systems/devices and real-time health
To access this page the user will need the following permission enabled (included in the "Admin" user role)
Allow user to view Status Page
The Status contains critical & confidential infrastructure information including device passwords. Permission should only be given to high level users such as administrators
The Status Page shows all Device and Health information for the entire customer account and cannot be restricted by area (regardless of the "User Group" settings)
To open the Status dashboard
- Login to SureView using an account with the Status permission (By default this will be your admin accounts)
- Click on the menu in the top right corner
- Click "Status"
The Filter section (on the left hand side) allows you to quickly view the status of any of your devices as well filter by:
- Healthy (any device that's most recent connection attempt was successful)
- Unhealthy (any device that's most recent connection attempt failed)
- Area (Search by Area)
- Title (Search by the name of the device/camera)
The Item tree in the filter section behaves differently to the normal Area Tree that's shown to operators. This tree is based on the device connection structure.
If you click on an individual Item (Camera, Door, alarm etc) the details of the item will be shown on the right hand side on the Details screen.
- Ops Link / Appliance
If a device has been connected without an Ops Link this will say "No Appliance Attached"
i.e. The NVR, VMS or other system that's connected
- Sync System
If device has been configured manually rather than with Sync this will be shown as as "Not Synced"
Camera, Audio, Doors, Alarms etc
The Item icons will be shown in different colours depending on the health
Green = Healthy (The's most recent connection attempt was successful)
Red = Unhealthy (The's most recent connection attempt failed)
Grey = Unknown (There hasn't been a recorded connection attempt)
- Sync System
When an Item is selected from the Filter View the relevant details will be shown on the right hand side. What details are included depends on what type of item or device has been selected and how it has been configured.
the Settings section lists out the technical settings and configuration of the selected device. What is shown depends on the configuration of the individual item.
When selecting a Camera the following details may be displayed
- Server name
The name of the device the item is connected to (e.g. the name of the NVR, VMS etc)
The name of the Area (Site) the device is associated with
- Input 1 & Input 2
The Input identifiers associated with the device (This can often relate to the camera number)
- Extra Value
The customisable "Extra Value" field can differ between different types and is usually set automatically
- Last Alarm
The last time an alarm linked to this device was received.
- View Camera
A Camera Preview button that will quickly launch the camera to test the connection
- Linked Alarms
A list of any alarms linked with this device
- Map Location
A map will show the location of the item (if available)
When selecting a higher level item like an NVR the following details may be displayed
- Integration Type
The type of integration used when connecting to this system
Which area this is associated with
The Host address (such as the IP Address or DNS address)
The main port used by the device
- Username & Password
The authentication details for this device. To view the password click the eye icon
The customisable "Extra Value" field can differ between different types. RTSP Devices (for example) user the ExtraValue for the RTSP URL
The Health History tab shows the history of all recent connection messages for the selected item / device. This will include successful connections or any failure messages. This tab will provide the details needed to help troubleshoot a connection issue.
Important: Error messages are the direct technical messages provided from the device connection. SureView does not directly control what these messages are (as they come from the device). This may include confidential information such as usernames or passwords. Permission to access Status should only be given to high level users such as administrators.
Event Queue - Quick View
If a user has permission to the Status - they will be able to see a "Quick View" into the System Health from the main Alarm Queue
This indicates how many Unhealthy items / devices are currently on the system. Clicking the button will open a pop-up SStatus screen
How does Status know if a camera is healthy or unhealthy?
The Healthy / Unhealthy status is based on the last time a user tried to connect to the camera. If it connected successfully it was "healthy" if there was a failure it'll be listed as "unhealthy".
Does Status proactively check the connection status of device?
Not currently: At the moment the connection status is based on when an operator or other user tries to connect to a camera to view live video. If the connection fails it will automatically be marked as "Unhealthy" in status