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Web Dashboard
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What is the Web Dashboard

The Web Dashboard is where you will

Login: Web Interface (https://cloud.bluesurveillance.com/ )

  • View Recordings
  • See Events
  • Share Videos
  • Playback Videos
  • Archive Important Video Clips
  • Shop Cameras
  • Add Monthly Services

2 Main Areas for BLUE Surveillance Cloud

  • Dealer – Allows the Dealer to manage and troubleshoot their User Accounts
  • User – User Portal to view Camera Video

Login or Create an Account

Home Login: https://cloud.bluesurveillance.com/

Credentials for Login to the Dashboard (Users or Dealers):

User Name: Assigned Email Address

Password: User Defined Password (setup from email verification)

  • Invited Users will receive an email with a link to setup (SET) their password
  • Dealers can signup Users in their Management Portal. When a user is setup email will be sent asking them to “SET” their password.

Remember Me – Set a cookie to retain email and password

Forgot Password – Redirect to a new site to reset your password

Create a new account – Users can request to have a new Customer Account setup. *Dealers can also Setup Users in the Dealer Management Portal.

  • Dealer UID – This is the Unique Dealer ID that will attached End Users to the respective Dealer Portal for Management and Troubleshooting services. If you do not know the Dealer UID, Contact your Dealer or Use the Contact US Link
  • Email – Enter the User Email Address that will be used to Login to The User Dashboard
  • Agree to the Terms of Service – Select this button to Accept the Terms of Service and Policy of BLUE Surveillance.

Dashboard Pages

You can View

  • Camera View – See all camera and watch LIVE View. You can also modify camera settings and see your Camera Organizational Tree
  • Profile / Logout
  • Events – See and sort  your Motion and Audio Events of each Camera
  • Archive – Permanently store, share your Video Clips from the Cloud
  • *Services –  Add monthly services to each of your cameras
  • *Shop – Review and Purchase Cameras & Accessories for the Cloud

Invite Email

  • When the Dealer Creates a new User an Invite Email will be send to the email entered in the Add User Account
  • The Invite will come from Blue Surveillance with the Title “Invite”
  • In the Invite there will be a “SET” Password button that will take the user to their login page where they will create their personal password

Home Page

Home Page:

  • Navigate to All Pages
  • See your Camera Location Grouping
  • Logout of the Dashboard
  • Camera Thumbnails

Camera Thumbnails

From the Home “Camera” Page you will see Static Images of each camera. These images will update during login with a thumbnail of a current image from the camera.

Play Icon

  • You can see LIVE Video by selecting the white Play icon in the Thumbnail image

Status Icon

  • The Status Icon (Next to the Camera Name) if Blue – the camera is online/recording

Wrench Settings Menu

  • If you select the Wrench Icon on the Toolbar – you will get a drop-down menu of further settings

Wrench Settings Items:

  • Edit – This will allow you to change the Name of the Camera
  • Services – This will navigate you to the Monthly Service Plans that you can attach or change on your camera (see Service Plans Topic)
  • Settings – This is where  you will change your Video, Audio, and Motion Settings (see Camera Settings Topic)
  • Archive – This will create a new video clip to be permanently stored in your archive (see Archive Settings Topic)
  • Events – This will navigate your to the Events Page and sort events by this camera (see Camera Events Topic)
  • Delete – This will permanently delete the camera from the Cloud Account

Camera Settings Icon

Under the Camera Settings Icon there are 3 Tabs:

  • Main
    • Video – Set the Video Resolution. By Default the optimal resolution is set and we do not recommend changing
    • Flip Image – Rotate the Image 180 degrees. This can be used when mounting a dome on the ceiling.
    • Audio – If you camera supports Audio this will automatically be turned on. You can turn it Off if you do not want sound recorded
    • Notifications Motion – Set to On if you would like notification to your iOS or Android Device or Web Dashboard
    • Line Cross – Not Supported at this time
  • Motion Detector
    • Enable – Turn ON if you want to Detect Motion Alerts
    • Clean – This will Reset your Motion Detection Area
    • Set your Motion Detection area by Pressing and Holding the Left button on your mouse while dragging over the Image. The area in the Red Boxes will be the Motion Detection Area
  • Other
    • Access Token Full Control – This is used in the Camera Setup Manual Section (See Camera Setup Manual Page under Cloud Documentation)
    • RTSP – This is for developer of 3rd Party Applications

 

Camera Grouping

Camera Page – “Location” Camera Grouping allows you to organize cameras into different area in a building or even geographical areas.

Location Camera Grouping

  • This organizes cameras into groups or locations for easy reference
  • Camera Location is set when a new camera is added to your account.
    • See Camera Setup (Plug-n-Play or Manual in Cloud Documentation)
  • Location Group Name
    • Set a name that you would like to add cameras to. Example: Ground Floor or City Name
  • Camera Status Indication
    • Blue color illustrates that the camera is online and recording
  • Add Camera
    • End User can add a new camera
    • See Cloud Documentation on Camera Setup (Plug-n-Play or Manual)

Events Page

Events Page

  • Quick Reference to see all of your recorded Events
  • Select a Camera under a group to narrow down and sort your camera event results
  • Scroll up/down to see Time and Dates
  • Archive Icon –
    • Select the Archive Icon to move the Event to your Permanent Archive
    • The Date and Duration of 1 minute will be set for the Video Clip. You can change the length of your clip by selecting and changing the parameters in the time window.

Archive Page

Use your Archive Page to Permanently Store you Video Clips

Features: 

  • The Archive can be used for permanent storage
  • These video Clips will only be deleted by the User
  • Retain Clips longer than your service plan
  • Download Clips to your local PC
  • Share Clips with outside parties with custom URL
  • 1 GB of Storage is provided Free
  • Add Additional storage when needed.
    • Monitor will show how much storage of your Storage Package has been used
    • Use the “Need More?” Icon to purchase additional storage
    • Additional Storage is available in: 10 GB, 100 GB, 500 GB & 1 TB sizes
  • View Clip Storage Size and Duration on the Blue Tab over the Image Thumbnail
  • Select a Camera under your Location Groups to Short Clips by Camera
  • Select the Share Icon to generate a custom URL. Provide this link to outside parties to download the Video Clip

Services Page

Use the Services Page to Attach a Monthly Service Plan to your Camera(s)

  1. Select the Camera(s) that you would like to attach a Service Plan
    • You can select multiple cameras at one time
    • Selected Camera Thumbnails will turn Blue and have a Check Mark
    • After you have selected the cameras that you would like to add a Monthly Service Plan to – Select NEXT
    • NOTE: If you select multiple Cameras at One Time – All Cameras will get the same Service Plan. If you would like each camera to have different plans, select cameras individually

2. Choose your Plan

    • Select the box of the Plan that you would like to attach to your Camera(s)
    • You will have options with price breaks for multi-month plans
    • Select NEXT

3. Verify your Cameras/Plans & Enter Address Information

    • Verify that the Correct Plan is Added
    • Verify that the Correct Cameras are Added
    • Enter Billing Address for your Credit Card
    • Select Next

4. Enter your Billing Information

    • Verify that your Camera Quantity and Price have been added correctly
    • Enter your Credit Card Information
    • Select Next
    • NOTE: Our Payment system is audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

Shop Page

Use the Shop Page to Purchase Cameras for your Cloud Account

Select the Camera(s) that you would like to Install at your Site

    • You can select multiple cameras at one time
    • Selected Camera Thumbnails will turn Blue and have a Check Mark
    • After you have selected the cameras that you would like to install – Select NEXT

2. Quantity and Shipping Address

    • For Each Camera – Use the Up and Down Arrows to set the desired quantity of each Camera
    • Fill in the Address that you would like the Cameras or Accessories to be shipped.
    • NOTE: this address can be different that your Credit Card Payment Address
    • Select NEXT

 

3. Verify your Cameras/Quantity & Enter Credit Card Information

    • Verify that the Correct Cameras are Added
    • Verify that the Correct Cameras Quantities are Added
    • Enter Billing Address for your Credit Card
    • Select Next
    • NOTE: Our Payment system is audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.
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