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Adding A Site to C3 CMS

Adding A Site to C3CMS


Affected Roles:  Administrator, All Users

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  C3™ CMS

Complexity:  Low

Last Edit:  May 1, 2020



The C3™ CMS program allows users to remotely view and manage their standalone DVR or NVR systems.  From the application, Users can view live and recorded video, export video, upgrade firmware, and more.

Before a user can utilize these features, the recording device will need to be added to the C3™ CMS program.

This article will outline how to add a new site to C3™ CMS.

Note:  If you have not already done so, please install C3™ CMS to your computer.

Supported/Affected Devices

  • VMAX A1 Series (2.1 MP)
  • VMAX A1 Plus Series (5 MP)
  • VMAX IP Plus Series

Adding A Site

To add a site to C3™ CMS:

  1. Launch the C3™ CMS application.

Log in to the C3 CMS application.

  • Default Username:  admin
  • Default Password:  <none>

  1. Right-click in the Devices list.

Select Add/Edit Site.

  1. The Site List Add/Edit window will display.

If your Site is on the same LAN as your computer, it will display in the Sites Found list. Click the Add button to add it to the Registered Sites list.

To manually add a site, click the New Site button.

  1. The New Site window will display.

Select the Model series of the DVR or NVR.

Enter the IP address, port, web port of the DVR or NVR.  This information can be found in the Network menu of your recording unit.

Enter the User ID and Password of the DVR or NVR.

Click the Verify button.

  1. If the connection information, model, and login credentials were entered correctly, the Site Name and Channel boxes will be enabled.

Enter a Site Name [optional].  This determines how the site will be labeled in the C3™ CMS program.

Enter the Channels that you would like to monitor from C3™ CMS (e.g., 1-16 is for all 16 channels from the selected DVR).

Click the OK button to proceed.

  1. If the site is added successfully, it will display in the Registered Sites list.

Click the OK button in the confirmation pop-up, then click the OK button to close the Site List Add/Edit window.

  1. To view your cameras, drag and drop the site into the viewing area.

Alternatively, you may drag and drop each camera separately into the viewing area, as they display in the Devices list.

Note:  For more information on how to use C3™ CMS, Click Here to download the user manual.

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