Last year in May Synology published the new Surveillance Station 9.0 with a long list of new features, options, and hardware compatibility. Everything was updated from security, maps, device management, and deep video analytics to name a few.

For a more in-depth overview of some of those features be sure to read the two-part article on them

Synology DVA3221 & Surveillance Station 9 review (part 1)
The first article explores the #Synology DVA3221 unit as well as how to configure #Surveillance Station 9 with cameras to get it up and running
Synology DVA3221 & Surveillance Station 9 Review - Part 2
The second article on the topic of #Synology DVA3221 and #Surveillance Station 9 as ut uses some advanced deep-learning features

Another new feature that SVS 9 brought to the table was support for one of several new C2 cloud services that came with DSM 7, the C2 Surveillance.

Synology C2 Surveillance
NEW Synology C2 service is here! C2 Surveillance is here to secure your local footage with the help of the cloud.

Today, Synology published a new SVS 9.1 as well as a new version of DS Cam (versions will depend on the mobile platform).

What is visible in the release notes, the main new addition is support for previously announced Synology camera models BC500 and TC500. This is clear evidence that Synology is ready to start to unveil the models to the market, while the timetable, as well as pricing, is still unknown.

Detailed release notes are following:

Surveillance Station version: 9.1.0-10660


What's New

  1. Added support for Synology Camera models BC500 and TC500. Configurations including image adjustment, People and Vehicle detection, and firmware updates are available in the IP Camera application.
  2. Added support for the Synology Camera Instant Search function in Monitor Center, allowing users to find previously recorded clips of people, vehicles, or motion in specific areas.
  3. Added support for attaching a GIF file of Synology Camera-detected events to email notifications on Synology x86-64 server models.
  4. Added support for the Bookmark Panel on the right side of Monitor Center, allowing users to view and manage bookmarks.
  5. Added support for displaying People and Vehicle Detection results with accurate screenshots in the Recording application.
  6. Added support for displaying Motion Detection results in the Recording application on Synology server models with 2GB RAM and above.
  7. Added support for the following types of Hanwha analytics: Object Detection, IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics), Shock Detection, Defocus Detection, and Fog Detection.
  8. Added support for displaying camera names when sending event logs to syslog.
  9. Added support for an option to determine whether to continue using Dual Recording when the system enters Home Mode.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Action Rule might not execute properly when multiple rules are triggered at the same time in a very short period of time.
  2. Fixed an issue where H.265 streams of certain cameras might lag.
  3. Fixed an issue where push notifications might not be sent normally.
  4. Fixed an issue where Monitor Center might not display Axis Motion Guard events correctly.
  5. Fixed an issue where camera configuration files exported from Surveillance Station 9.0.2 or before cannot be imported.
  6. Fixed an issue where the Alert Panel might wrongly show recordings that have been rotated.
  7. Fixed an issue where the Monitor Center window might not resize correctly after exiting full-screen mode.
  8. Fixed an issue where Surveillance Station might not be able to be installed or uninstalled.
  9. Fixed an issue where recordings might be deleted when the camera recording storage is changed.
  10. Minor bug fixes.

DS Cam version: 3.7.0-995


New Features (Surveillance Station 9.1)

  1. Added support for Synology Camera BC500 and TC500. Easily add new cameras and configure functions such as image adjustment and People and Vehicle detection.
  2. Added support for Synology Camera Instant Search in the video display page to quickly find clips of people, vehicles, or motion in specific areas.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where two-way audio might have volume issues for certain devices.
  2. Fixed the issue where encrypted recordings might not be decoded and viewed when the encryption key contains the backslash symbol.
  3. Fixed the issue where DS cam might continue to consume mobile data when in the background after specific actions.
  4. Fixed the issue where the menu might be covered by the status bar of the phone and becomes untappable.
  5. Minor bug fixes.


  1. Synology Camera is only compatible with both Surveillance Station 9.1/DS cam 3.7.0 and above.

It should be noted that the new camera models will work only on the new SVS 9.1 and DS Cam.

While I still haven't gotten the camera for testing, it remains to be seen how those will work out and perform. This will be material for another article.

In any event, any problems or issues with this release will be published in this article, and feel free to comment on the subject in the comment section below.