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Watcher Quick Start Guide

This quick start guide tells you how to proceed when you have decided to use Flussonic Watcher.

In general, your quick start depends on what you are trying to achieve. You will find a couple of the most common scenarios on this page.

I want to launch a CCTV system on a secure site

  1. Make sure your server(s) meet Watcher's system requirements. If you need help or second opinion, do not hesitate to contact Flussonic's manager.

  2. Decide on which cameras you would like to connect and how. Remember that the best choice would be using Watcher Agent, but you can also look at the wide range of cameras supporting RTSP and/or ONVIF as well as IRIS cameras with Flussonic's own firmware.

  3. Install Watcher Single or Cluster depending on the number of servers you decided to use.

  4. Add your cameras to Watcher

  5. Configure your cameras as needed, for example, enable DVR to start recording archive or set the cameras coordinates so that the users could see them on Map.

  6. Add users (operators), arrange the permissions to use CCTV and Watcher functions.

  7. Add the cameras to Mosaics to facilitate browsing for your users.

  8. Let your users operate the Dashboard to watch live video or archive, manage cameras etc.

I want to launch a multi-server system to provide VSaaS services to my subscribers

I don't want to buy any hardware or install any software

Use Flussonic's VSAAS.IO service. It will provide you with your own cloud servers with all necessary software pre-installed. You will be able to customize the logos, colors, etc. as you wish so your subscribers will be absolutely sure that they are using your website. You can customize the Watcher app as well.

Just configure billing options and let your subscribers connect their cameras to the system.

I want to maintain my own infrastructure

  1. Choose the servers according to Watcher's system requirements. If you need help or second opinion, do not hesitate to contact Flussonic's manager.

  2. Decide on which cameras you would like to connect and how. Remember that the best choice would be using Watcher Agent but you can also look at the wide range of cameras supporting RTSP and/or ONVIF as well as IRIS cameras with Flussonic's own firmware. Flussonic's managers are always ready to help you to make a choice.

  3. Now that you have calculated all pros and cons but not received the hardware yet, you can already start deploying the system on a third party cloud platform like Digital Ocean and provide the services to subscribers. Later you will be able to easily migrate it to the permanent servers.

    Note

    It is not recommended to make your initial deploy on a local server since it is more complicated.

  4. Install Watcher Cluster

  5. Customize Watcher with your own logo, color, etc.

  6. Optional (may be implemented on next step): Create presets corresponding to your future plans (tariffs), then create organizations, users and cameras.

  7. Integrate Watcher with a billing system. Your specialists can integrate Watcher to your existing billing system or you may refer to any third party company providing billing services. If the company you choose does not integrate with Flussonic yet, they can easily support all the functions you need using our designated API.

  8. Let your subscribers connect their cameras to Watcher and enjoy the VSaaS benefits.

  9. Monitor the usage and health of your servers and disk space consumption.