Viewing Archives from Deleted Cameras in DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Affected Roles: Administrator, Owner
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Software Version: DW Spectrum v4.2 or newer
Last Edit: February 18, 2022
The View Archive from Deleted Cameras feature allows operators to recover and keep archives from cameras which are no longer in the System for whatever reason - e.g. camera replacement, camera died, etc.
This article will outline how to view the video archives from offline cameras that including those that still appear in the Resource Panel and or cameras that have been recently deleted/removed from the system.
A camera that has associated archives stored within a DW Spectrum Server will be shown as offline (with a red ) after the camera has been powered OFF or is otherwise disconnected from the network.
To view the footage archive of the offline camera:
To view the footage archive from a camera deleted camera:
Allow the system to finish scanning the archive. This might take few minutes to few hours, depending on the size of the archive files that are being recovered.
To view the archive of an offline camera, drag the offline camera from the Resource Panel into the viewing grid. A viewing window will display.
You can view and control the archived footage by directly clicking on the