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FortiRecorder

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6.2.0
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FortiRecorder / FortiCamera

In 6.2, FortiRecorder (together with FortiCameras) can be enabled within FortiAnalyzer, and share its disk.

This feature is disabled by default, and must be enabled in the CLI.

For a full list of FortiRecorder CLI commands, see the FortiAnalyzer CLI Reference.

Topology

  • FortiAnalyzer and FortiCameras need to be connected on the same subnet.
  • FortiCameras need to be connected to FortiSwitch-POE for power.
  • FortiCameras need to be connected to a DHCP server to observe individual IPs when it's configured as DHCP wire-mode.

Profiles and schedules

Enter the FortiRecorder module to view the Camera Management pane.

  • The camera list displays detected cameras, including unauthorized cameras.
  • Default camera profiles include:
    • HighQualityContinuous
    • HighQualityContMotion

  • Default video profiles include:
    • med-resolution
    • low-resolution
    • high-resolution

  • The default schedule is Always.

Supported devices

FortiRecorder is only supported on the physical FortiAnalyzer appliances included in the table below.

FortiAnalyzer-VM is not supported. Third party cameras are not supported.

Platform

Max number of cameras

Storage (TB)

FAZ-200F 4 4
FAZ-300F 6 4
FAZ-400E 12 6
FAZ-800F 16 8
FAZ-1000E 30 18
FAZ-2000E 40 30

FAZ-3000F

50

42

FAZ-3700F

60

216

FortiRecorder setup

To enable FortiRecorder:
  1. In the FortiAnalyzer CLI, enter the following commands:
    config sys global
    	set disable-module none
    
  2. After you refresh the page, the FortiRecorder module is displayed for all ADOMs.

To configure detected cameras:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera.
  2. Double click a camera to enter its configuration page.

  3. Select a camera profile from the Profile dropdown.

  4. Click Save.
  5. The camera is configured and will display the Active status once complete.

To view the camera stream and recorded video:
  1. Go to FortiRecorder > Monitors.
  2. Click Add Widget.
  3. Select a camera from the dropdown menu.
    Recorded video is displayed in the timeline below the camera's live stream.

To add motion detection functions to a camera:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera Profile.
  2. Select a camera profile.
  3. Under Recordings & Detection settings, enable Motion detection.

  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to FortiRecorderCamera and double click the device where motion detection is to be enabled.
  6. In the configurations page, select the Camera Profile which has Motion detection enabled.
  7. Click OK.
    • In FortiRecorder > Monitor, motion detected video is displayed in red in the camera's timeline.
    • Click on a motion detected video entry in the timeline will begin playback of that event.

 

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FortiRecorder / FortiCamera

In 6.2, FortiRecorder (together with FortiCameras) can be enabled within FortiAnalyzer, and share its disk.

This feature is disabled by default, and must be enabled in the CLI.

For a full list of FortiRecorder CLI commands, see the FortiAnalyzer CLI Reference.

Topology

  • FortiAnalyzer and FortiCameras need to be connected on the same subnet.
  • FortiCameras need to be connected to FortiSwitch-POE for power.
  • FortiCameras need to be connected to a DHCP server to observe individual IPs when it's configured as DHCP wire-mode.

Profiles and schedules

Enter the FortiRecorder module to view the Camera Management pane.

  • The camera list displays detected cameras, including unauthorized cameras.
  • Default camera profiles include:
    • HighQualityContinuous
    • HighQualityContMotion

  • Default video profiles include:
    • med-resolution
    • low-resolution
    • high-resolution

  • The default schedule is Always.

Supported devices

FortiRecorder is only supported on the physical FortiAnalyzer appliances included in the table below.

FortiAnalyzer-VM is not supported. Third party cameras are not supported.

Platform

Max number of cameras

Storage (TB)

FAZ-200F 4 4
FAZ-300F 6 4
FAZ-400E 12 6
FAZ-800F 16 8
FAZ-1000E 30 18
FAZ-2000E 40 30

FAZ-3000F

50

42

FAZ-3700F

60

216

FortiRecorder setup

To enable FortiRecorder:
  1. In the FortiAnalyzer CLI, enter the following commands:
    config sys global
    	set disable-module none
    
  2. After you refresh the page, the FortiRecorder module is displayed for all ADOMs.

To configure detected cameras:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera.
  2. Double click a camera to enter its configuration page.

  3. Select a camera profile from the Profile dropdown.

  4. Click Save.
  5. The camera is configured and will display the Active status once complete.

To view the camera stream and recorded video:
  1. Go to FortiRecorder > Monitors.
  2. Click Add Widget.
  3. Select a camera from the dropdown menu.
    Recorded video is displayed in the timeline below the camera's live stream.

To add motion detection functions to a camera:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera Profile.
  2. Select a camera profile.
  3. Under Recordings & Detection settings, enable Motion detection.

  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to FortiRecorderCamera and double click the device where motion detection is to be enabled.
  6. In the configurations page, select the Camera Profile which has Motion detection enabled.
  7. Click OK.
    • In FortiRecorder > Monitor, motion detected video is displayed in red in the camera's timeline.
    • Click on a motion detected video entry in the timeline will begin playback of that event.