It’s possible to make the Smart PSS resume the camera’s last preview, automatically open up the cameras on startup, and create custom views where you can select cameras from multiple sources. These features are useful and easy to implement.
Smart PSS is a camera management software designed by Dahua that is used to monitor your cameras on a computer. A lot of people have to open up their cameras manually, one by one or in groups, but by enabling this feature they’ll open up by themselves.
Before you start, make sure you’ve installed the latest version of Smart PSS (check the update tab) and that you can actually see the cameras on the live view if you click on them. If not, add your devices to Smart PSS.
Smart PSS: Automatically Load cameras on Startup
Run the Smart PSS and at the top right corner click the gear icon (the settings icon). The window that opens up contains various settings for the Smart PSS (not for the recorder itself). Under Initial Page, Select Live Preview / Preview, then Enable the Resume Last Preview.
Once you have changed the above settings you can go back to Live View and choose your set of cameras. Let’s say you want to automatically open up all the channels, then if the computer is shut down, this view will automatically load up once SmartPSS opens.
Creating a camera view in Smart PSS
To create the view, start by adding the cameras required into the live view page. You can click and drag each camera around to change the order. For example, drag the first camera to the second spot and so on, until you get your camera desired arrangement.
Then Click the Save Icon, located at the bottom left of the Live Preview Screen. Give the view a Name then hit OK.
You can open this view by selecting the View option, from the left-hand side. To open the group that the view was saved in, then double click on the View.
In the example shown below, a group has been made called “Condos” and the view has been saved as “Apartments”. This allows you to save change back and forth between custom sets of cameras, that can even contain cameras from multiple different recorders.
This feature is very useful if you have multiple recorders added to the Smart PSS and you want to combine different cameras into one custom view. You can add 2 cameras from the first recorder, 3 from the next one, and so on. In the end, you can combine them to the split view that fits your security purposes.