Synology Surveillance Station Device License Pack -
Synology Surveillance Device License Packs are designed for expanding camera,
I/O module, access controllers, and transaction devices set up on Synology
Surveillance Station. By default, two device licenses2 are installed
on a DiskStation or RackStation1, and more default licenses are
installed on an NVR3. Extra licenses4 can be purchased for
additional surveillance devices according to business needs.
By applying license keys on the Surveillance Station user interface, you will
be able to set up and manage more surveillance devices on your Synology
products. 4 or 8 Surveillance Device License Packs come with a single license
key, allowing you to activate 4 or 8 surveillance devices.
Most of the time, each IP camera, I/O module, and access controller will only
require one license, and each transaction device will require two licenses.
However, there are some cameras that have different billing methods. Please see
the section below for more details.
To find out the maximum number of surveillance devices supported on each
Synology product, please refer to the specifications of each model.
- Surveillance Station running on Virtual DSM, will not include any default
- Default license keyscannot be migrated.
- NVR is a surveillance dedicated product, the default device license of
NVR216/NVR1218 is four.
- Purchased licenses can be migrated.
Special Billing Methods
Synology Surveillance Station has different billing methods for particular
cameras, such as panoramic, multi-lens cameras and video server for analog
cameras. For more details about supported cameras, please refer to
In the table above, you can see a detailed example of our billing methods for
four different camera types. Certain panoramic cameras (e.g. Axis M3007) which
support native dewarping may provide more than one stream (e.g. Quad View,
Double Panorama, and Original View) at a time. Each of regular and panoramic
cameras requires one license only.
There are two types of multi-lens cameras, fixed lens and removable lens.
Fixed lens cameras which provide more than one stream at a time will require one
license only. For removable lens cameras, Synology will charge you per channel.
Take Axis F44 for example. Axis F44 (with at most four lenses) provides up to
five channels of video stream. The four channels are corresponded to by the four
lenses, and the fifth channel is the view of all four cameras combined. If you
wish to display all five channels in Surveillance Station, Synology will charge
you for five licenses accordingly.
Video servers such as Vivotek VS8801 can connect to up to eight analog
cameras. In this case, Synology will charge you for eight licenses accordingly.
This rule will also apply to video servers supported in Surveillance
License Activation and Restrictions
In Surveillance Station, go to Main Menu > License > then
click Add. An installation wizard will guide you through adding device
licenses into Surveillance Station.
- The license can be applied to only one Synology product at a time.
- Online verification is required for adding ordeleting device licenses.
- If there are more than one Synology product under the CMS setup, the
included device license can be shared among the CMS cluster.