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Managing Organizations

In your VSaaS subscriber service that uses Watcher, you give each subscriber their own space in Watcher where they can add cameras and give other users access to them. This space is called Organization, and you need to create as many Organizations in Watcher as you have subscribers to your service.

If you use Flussonic Watcher as a CCTV on site, then a single Organization will be enough for you — it is created in Watcher by default.

To manage Organizations, go to Organizations in the Watcher main menu.

This page tells you how to:

See also how to add users to an Organization and create mosaics .

Adding Organizations

If you use Flussonic Watcher as a CCTV system on site, then you will be good with a single Organization created by default.

If you use Watcher to provide VSaaS, you need to create an Organization that corresponds to each subscriber.

Note

Before you add an Organization, you can create a user who will be the owner for this Organization and assign this user with the full set of permissions for managing the Organization. However, this is not necessary: you can create such user while creating an organization.

To add an Organization for a new subscriber:

  1. Go to Organizations > Create an Organization
  2. Fill in the general settings and click Save.

    Watcher Organizations

    • Title — defines the name with which the Organization will be displayed in the list of Organizations.

    • Owner — a Watcher user who has the maximum permissions for managing the Organization (meaning managing cameras, users, and settings) and who is responsible for payments for your service.

    Note

    The Watcher user to be assigned as an Organization owner must be created in Watcher before you create an Organization. If it is not created, you can create and add the user on the USERS tab.

    • ADD PRESETS — click to select previously created preset(s) that should be available for the cameras within organization.

    • Camera limit — the maximum number of cameras that can be added to a single Organization.

    • User limit — the maximum number of users that can be added to a single Organization.

    • DVR limit — the maximum size of the archive that will be available for this Organization. For example, you can set the limit of 10 GB. These 10 GB of the archive can be distributed arbitrarily among cameras, for example, you can configure Camera 1 to have 3 GB of the archive, Camera 2 — 3 GB of the archive, and Camera 3 — 4 GB of the archive. So totally we have 10 GB of archive for all cameras.

Having filled the general settings, you can add users, cameras and mosaics.

Editing Organizations

To edit an Organization, go to Organizations and click the title of the Organization you want to modify.

Managing cameras within Organization

The key element of each Organization is the list of IP cameras. One camera can belong only to one Organization.

You should select the Organization and (optionally) Folder when you add a camera or edit camera settings to add a camera to the Organization.

By default, Watcher uses an Organization marked as Default, and the root folder inside the default Organization.

If you need to view the list of cameras within Organization, go to Organizations and click the counter in the Cameras column next to the Organization name.

Going to the list of cameras

Note

You can also select the Cameras tab while editing the Organization.

The Cameras tab opens. Here you can change camera settings or delete cameras from Watcher. Set the box next to camera name to enable the controls. You can also select displayed settings by the Columns button.

Camera list

Click Add a camera to create a new camera. The camera settings page opens with Organization already selected. You should enter the rest of the settings.