How to change a camera name for a Digital Sentry system.


How to change a camera name in DS Admin.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DSSRV / DSSRV2 - All Versions
  • DS NVs
  • DS Admin
  • Digital Sentry
    • All hardware


Program custom camera names/titles for the system.


To rename camera titles using DS Admin: 
  1. Open DS Admin (Start > All Programs > Pelco > DS Admin)
  2. Login using an administrator account (default = 'admin')
  3. Click on the + next to the CAMERA folder
  4. Click on the camera you wish to change name
  5. Click on the GENERAL tab
  6. Enter the Camera Name and Camera Description on the bottom right of the general tab.

  7. Click Save on the bottom right. 


DS ControlPoint requires a disconnect/reconnect to see the new camera names.

In DS versions 7.2.46 - 7.4.363 camera titles created in DS Admin must be less than 40 characters in length and not use an apostrophe in the title (Example: Joe's Room).

The MAX characters is 63 with DS version 7.5.609 and later.
DS QuickSetup version 7.5 and later will allow the following character set: -, _, 0-9, A-Z, a-z, and SPACE.  If camera titles were created in DS Admin using periods, DS QuickSetup will remove the periods the next time it is used.