DS ControlPoint using Manual Record option Never Stop, only records for 1 hour.


Using the Manual Record option "Never Stop" in DS ControlPoint, the video recording stops after 1 hour.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DS ControlPoint  7.1.47


The DigitalSENTRY Video Server Service has a maximum manual record duration of one hour even if the "Never Stop" option is enabled.


The option "Never Stop" has been removed from DS ControlPoint 7.2.30 and above.

Possible workarounds:

  • Use a Digital Input to trigger a Zone in DS Admin, this could be used in conjunction with a button/switch for control.
  • Configure the camera for Motion recording if there is going to be activity during the recording event.
  • If the start and stop time/dates are known, configure the Timelapse Storage option in DS Admin for each camera.


For information on configuring the Digital Sentry software, refer to the following configuration manuals: