// Customization Guide – HouseManager / Video surveillance/
The video surveillance function built-in the a.System software package cannot replace a professional CCTV system and it does not record or archive video records on ihServer.
When connecting cameras, please indicate URL query for video image from a certain camera. A request could look like http://18.104.22.168/mjpg/video.mjpg?camera=1. You can get the query string format on the website of the video camera manufacturer’s website or related technical documentation.
Note: number of cameras within Arloid Automation system is unlimited
Arloid Automation system can provide 2 formats of video broadcasting:
1. Stream — more realistic video data will be shown. However not every video camera supports this format.
2. Snapshot — images will be shown at certain intervals.
In most cases, Snapshot format is more reliable as it provides uninterrupted operation, with images changing every N ms.
Arloid Automation system interface is designed to view video individually from each camera or from a camera set (up to 4 cameras). To make a set of cameras, indicate the same group number in “Group” field. To view a camera set, please tick “Show several cameras on one screen” in the Primary Interface settings. The number of camera sets is unlimited.