Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol that synchronizes the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched networks. NTP is used to ensure that the clocks of all systems on a network are within a few milliseconds of each other. This is important for applications that require accurate timekeeping, such as video surveillance.
The Spot Appliance has a built-in NTP server that can be used to synchronize the clocks of cameras that are isolated from accessing the internet. This can be helpful for the physically isolated topology recommended by Spot AI.
To configure NTP on a camera, you will need to do the following:
Identify Spot Appliance's IP address: Obtain the IP address of the Spot appliance.
Access Camera Configuration Page: Navigate to the camera configuration page using the Remote Camera Proxy.
Update NTP Settings: Locate the NTP configuration settings. Enter the IP address of the Spot appliance as the NTP server.
Configure NTP on Spot AI Cameras: For a detailed guide on setting up NTP on Spot AI Cameras, refer to our documentation Configure NTP on Spot AI Cameras.
Set NTP Interval: Ensure that the NTP interval is set to a value between 10 and 60 minutes.
Once you have configured NTP on the camera, the camera's clock will be synchronized with the clock on the Spot Appliance. This will ensure that the time stamps on the video footage are accurate.
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