Affected Roles: Administrator, All Users
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: Pivot CMS
Software Version: Pivot v18.104.22.168
Last Edit: April 14, 2020
When using Pivot CMS, each connection to your recording device requires the network and login information to stream video from the recorder. Users will need to create Sites to enable the ability to connect and monitor devices from a personal computer. Once a connection is established through a Site, depending on their assigned permissions, users may monitor live camera video, playback previously recorded footage, export footage, and upgrade firmware (depending on the recorder model) through Pivot CMS.
This article will outline how to create or to delete a new Site in the Pivot CMS application.
Note: Pivot CMS is only compatible with Windows operating systems. If you have yet to install the Pivot CMS application, please read the installation section of Clean Reinstalling Pivot CMS (Windows).
When creating a new Site in Pivot CMS, the connection with the recording unit will rely on network communication between your computer and the DVR/NVR. If you have yet to set up the network configuration for your standalone recording unit, take the time to do so now.
If needed, you may read the following support articles for guidance:
To add a new Site to Pivot CMS:
The login for the Pivot CMS program is created when launching Pivot CMS for the first time, after installation.
Alternatively, you can click the Setup tab, then click CMS Setup. Click the Add button.
Enter a Name for the Site.
Select the correct Model of your recording unit.
Note: For this guide, we will use the VMAX A1 Demo as an example.
Enter the TCP/IP Port and Web Port of the recording unit. This information can be found in the Network menu of the DVR/NVR.
Note: The VMAX A1 and VMAX 960H Core only use a single port (Network Port) to communicate. Pivot CMS will automatically disable the Web Port box upon selecting one of these two models.
Note: The VMAX Series (Legacy) uses three ports. Use its TCP/IP Port and Web Port settings for use with Pivot CMS.
Enter the Channels that you will be viewing. For example, for a 16-channel DVR, use 1-16 to view channels one through sixteen.
Click the OK button to proceed.
To use the Site, you may either use the connection options in the toolbar under the Main tab. Alternatively, you may right-click on the Site and select your connection option.
Note: If you must adjust a setting for the Site, use Edit Site to reopen the Registration window.
To delete a Site from Pivot CMS:
Click the Remove button to delete the selected Site.