How to Install iSpy on Your Synology NAS

How to Install iSpy on Your Synology NAS

ISpy Agent DVR is a super advanced Video Surveillance platform for Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Docker. This is an unofficial docker image of Agent DVR from iSpy created for convenience. The software creates a local server for IP cameras to be managed. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install iSpy on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it ispy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create three new folders inside the ispy folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “commands”, one “media” and the other “storage“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 6

In the Name field type in ispy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3"
services:
  ispy:
    image: doitandbedone/ispyagentdvr
    container_name: Ispy
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/ispy/media:/agent/Media/XML/
      - /volume1/docker/ispy/storage:/agent/Media/WebServerRoot/Media/
      - /volume1/docker/ispy/commands:/agent/Commands/
    ports:
      - 8099:8090
      - 3478:3478/udp
      - 50000-50010:50000-50010/udp
    restart: always

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

1 iSpy Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 7

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

2 iSpy Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 8

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

3 iSpy Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 10

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8099 Select your language then click OK – Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

At the top left of the page click Server Menu. Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Click on New Device. Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Click on the square to start adding a new device. Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

Click on the IP Camera Wizard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

iSpy Synology NAS Set up 12

Enjoy iSpy!

Note: If you want to run iSpy over HTTPS, check out my article on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Find out how to update the iSpy container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / September 9th, 2022 at 10:17 PM