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Can my StarDot device store images?

Article ID: 31
Last updated: 11 Jun, 2020

StarDot devices have limited internal storage and is primarily designed to FTP images to your remote server.

However, using the trigger menu (admin.cgi?trigger), you can program the device to buffer images internally when an event occurs (door opening, alarm going off, etc.). After buffering the images, the device can either FTP the images to your server or e-mail them to any e-mail address. When another triggered event occurs, the process is repeated.

The most common option for image and/or video storage is to use an NVR (network video recorder).

Another option is to have the StarDot device record straight to a mapped drive:

1. Make shared folder or drive on windows system (no password)

2. mkdir /var/tmp/smb

3. smbmount //<windows-machine-name>/<directory-name> /var/tmp/smb -I <windows-machine-ip> -n

To unmount drive:

smbumount /var/tmp/smb

To make permanent, the smbmount command should be added to /etc/config/start

Article ID: 31
Last updated: 11 Jun, 2020
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