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Installing C3 CMS (Macintosh)

Installing C3CMS (Macintosh)


Affected Roles:  Administrator, User

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  C3™ CMS

Complexity:  Low

Software Version:  C3 CMS v1.1.3.63 or later (for Mac)

Last Edit:  May 1, 2020


C3™ Central Monitoring System

The C3™ CMS software program allows users to remotely view and manage their standalone DVR or NVR systems from the convenience of their desktop computer.  From the application, users can view live and previously recorded video, export video, upgrade firmware, and more by connecting to VMAX standalone recorders

This article will outline how to install C3™ CMS on a Macintosh computer and how to set a password for the application.

**NOTE:  C3™ CMS for Macintosh only supports the C3 desktop client.  A computer with Windows OS is required to use the C3 Event Server program for access to event alerts and system health monitoring through the C3 platform.

If you are installing C3™ CMS on a Windows computer, please read Clean Reinstalling C3 CMS (Windows).

Supported/Affected Devices

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

Installing C3™ CMS on Macintosh

  1. To obtain the .DMG installation file for C3™ CMS, open a web browser and visit the C3™ CMS product page.
  1. Scroll down and click on the “Software” tab.

Select the Version of C3 CMS that you want to install (Macintosh) and click the Download icon to download the installation file.

  1. Open the downloaded .DMG file, then drag the C3™ CMS application into your Applications folder.

**NOTE:  If your Macintosh blocks the installation, it is likely because your computer is recognizing the program as a third-party software. Please read Installing Third Party Applications On Macintosh for more information.

  1. Launch the application.

Open your Applications folder, then double-click on the C3™ CMS application.

  1. The C3™ CMS login screen will display.

Enter the following default login credentials:

  • Username:  admin
  • Password:  <set by the user>

**NOTE:  This completes the initial installation of the C3™ CMS application.  To learn how to add your recording unit to the program, please read Adding A Site to C3 CMS.

Creating a Password [optional]

To create a password:

  1. Log in to the C3™ CMS application.
  1. Click on the Configuration icon.

  1. The Configuration menu will display.

Click on the User Account tab.

Select the “admin” user from the user list, then click the “Edit” button.

  1. Enter a password for the admin account in the Password box.

Enter the password again in the Confirm Password box.

Click the Save button to apply the changes.

**NOTE:  This password will be applied to the C3 CMS program, not your recording unit.

It is recommended that you do not disable any of the Permissions for the administrator account.

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