Organizations in Watcher are logical structures uniting cameras and users by some criteria.
An Organization can be your subscriber's own space in Watcher where they can add cameras and give other users access to them: in this case you will need as many Organizations as you have subscribers. Or you can add housing estate cameras to the Organization and allow the residents to view cameras they need.
In addition, the cameras within the Organization can be grouped to folders with separate user permissions to each folder. In the mentioned housing estate example, you can group cameras installed outdoors and at entrance halls and provide the newly connected subscribers with access to the folders with outdoor and their entrance hall cameras.
Basically, Organizations and folders allow mapping the structure of your subscriber network in Watcher for easy further management.
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:
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.
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:
- Go to Organizations > Create an Organization
Fill in the general settings and click Save.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.