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Adding TCIV ONVIF camera to Avigilon Control Center

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This guide describes the configuration of Avigilon Control Center 6 (6.8.4.0). It is assumed that Avigilon Control Center has already been setup and is operational.

Add TCIV camera and start video

  • Open Avigilon Control Center Admin Tool and click on Launch Control Center Client
Avigilon Control Center Admin Tool


  • Once the Client application is opened, select site on existing PC and enter credentials as used in your system.
Enter credentials


  • From the side menu, choose Site Setup option and then click on Connect/Disconnect Devices:
Selecting "Connect/Disconnect Devices"


  • The Discovery window will open and automatically find all ONVIF compliant devices. Click on the device and then click Connect... in order to connect device with the Avigilon server.
Click on "Connect" at the buttom of the screen


  • If the device requires authentication (as all TCIV units do), Avigilon will prompt for username/password authentication. Default for TCIV is admin/alphaadmin.
Enter credentials


  • Once device is connected to server it will show following status:
Connect status


  • Open the Site View Editor and all connected cameras will be listed there. Simply drag and drop cameras to the view, and you will be able to see the stream from camera.
View video stream



Configure video stream settings

  • Access the Setup menu of the device by right clicking on the device, then select Setup.
Accessing the Setup menu


  • Under Video click on the Compression and Image Rate:
Access video settings


  • Change the desired video settings and click on "Apply" when done. If you click on "Cancel" the previous settings will be restored.
Modifying the video settings



Configure and start audio stream

Note icon This feature is only available in Standard and Enterprise license from Avigilon, Core license does not have this option. Audio playback is also not working with demo license.


  • Access the device Setup menu by right clicking on device and selecting Setup.
Accessing the Setup menu


  • Under Links click on Microphone:
Selecting Microphone options


  • Ensure that the Microphone option is set to On (it's set to Off by default), click "Apply" and close the setup.
Turn ON Microphone


To open the audio stream, the device must be added to the main Avigilon screen and stream should be running. Hover over the stream and the Listen icon should appear in the lower right corner. Click on it to activate audio.

Listen icon in buttom right corner



Configure and operate relays

Note icon This feature is only available in Standard and Enterprise license from Avigilon, Core license does not have this option.


  • Access the device Setup menu by right clicking on device and selecting Setup.
Accessing the Setup menu


  • Under Links click on the Digital Inputs and Outputs.
Accessing setup for inputs and outputs


  • Configure the relay with desired behavior, consult Avigilon manual/help for detailed description of the options available. When done click on Apply and close the setup.
Output configuration


  • To operate the relay, the device must be added to the main Avigilon screen and stream should be running. Hover over the stream and the Operate relay icon should appear in the upper left corner. Click on it to operate the relay.
Digital Output in the top left corner




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