Flussonic Watcher documentation

Installing Watcher Single

Watcher Single is suitable for small and medium-sized projects, where the maximum number of cameras does not exceed 500. In this mode, all cameras work with one server, where the database is installed, the web interface, streams and archive.

Flussonic Watcher works with two databases: SQLite and PostgreSQL.

Use SQLite only for tests.

This database is included by one command in the administrator interface or configuration file. Has limitations in the form of low speed and the inability to make a backup.

For full work, we recommend using PostgreSQL.

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The first installation method (for SQLite) Anchor Anchor x2

This method is implemented through the administrator interface. To run Watcher Single:

1) Install Flussonic Media Server.

2) Go to admin panel: http://flussonic:8080.

3) Go to IP cameras.

4) In "Database path" specify the path to the database:

sqlite:///opt/flussonic/priv/vsaas.db

5) Click Save.

At the address http://flussonic:8080 the Flussonic Watcher interface will open.

To return to Flussonic Media Server admin panel, please visit http://flussonic:8080/admin.

The second method of installation (for PostgreSQL) Anchor Anchor x2

This method is implemented using the console and configuration file.

To install PostgreSQL, in the console under root-access execute the command:

apt install postgresql

In the case of PostgreSQL, the user and the database need to be created independently. Type the commands in the console:

sudo -u postgres createuser -P vsaas

Answer: Enter password for new role: (enter super admin password)

Answer: Enter it again: (enter super admin password)

sudo -u postgres createdb -O vsaas -e -E UTF8 -T template0 vsaas_production

Answer: CREATE DATABASE vsaas_production OWNER vsaas ENCODING 'UTF8' TEMPLATE template0

Go to the IP cameras in the administrative interface and specify the path to the database in "Database path" section.

Installing Watcher Single

Do not forget to replace vsaas_password with a real password of the vsaas user that you created above.

At the address http://flussonic:8080 the Flussonic Watcher interface will open.

To return to Flussonic Media Server admin panel, go to http://flussonic:8080/admin.

Watcher Single — First run Anchor Anchor x2

Enter http://flussonic:8080/ in your internet browser address bar to bring up an administrator control panel.

On the very first launch, the system will ask you to enter an email and come up with a password to create the first administrator account.

Installing Watcher Single

After you add the first administrator, you will see the Camera Control page, where you can add cameras and manage system settings.