Installing C3CMS (Macintosh)
Affected Roles: Administrator, User
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: C3™ CMS
Software Version: C3 CMS v22.214.171.124 or later (for Mac)
Last Edit: May 1, 2020
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 .
Select the Version of C3 CMS that you want to install (Macintosh) and click the Download icon to download the installation file.
**NOTE: If your Macintosh blocks the installation, it is likely because your computer is recognizing the program as a third-party software. Please read for more information.
Open your Applications folder, then double-click on the C3™ CMS application.
Enter the following default login credentials:
**NOTE: This completes the initial installation of the C3™ CMS application. To learn how to add your recording unit to the program, please read .
To create a password:
Click on the User Account tab.
Select the “admin” user from the user list, then click the “Edit” button.
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.