How to Disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) on a Sarix Camera

NOTICE

POTENTIAL FOR DATA LOSS.
The steps detailed in the resolution of this article may result in a loss of critical data if not performed properly. Before beginning these steps, make sure all important data is backed up in the event of data loss. If you are unsure, please contact Product Support Services prior to attempting the procedure below.

NOTICE

COMPLEX PROCEDURE REQUIRED.
The resolution of this article has many complex steps that may result in unforeseen results if not performed correctly. If you are at all unfamiliar with the requirements, please contact Product Support Services for assistance.

Issue

You wish to prevent your cameras from being discovered automatically on the network.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

Pelco Sarix cameras, all versions

Cause

Sarix cameras support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) out of the box. This allows them to be discovered automatically in Endura systems.

Resolution

Sarix 1.0 cameras

  1. Download and install the latest version of Endura Utilities. Click here for instructions on how to do so.
  2. Open Endura Utilities and press Search.
  3. Right-click on the camera you wish to modify and choose Device Actions → Enable SSH
  4. Right-click on the camera again and choose Scripts One-time script
  5. For the content, enter in the following:

    mv /etc/init.d/ev-compat /etc/init.d/ev-compat.old
    reboot
     

Sarix 2.0 (Enhanced) cameras

  1. Download and install the latest version of Endura Utilities. Click here for instructions on how to do so.
  2. Open Endura Utilities and press Search.
  3. Right-click on the camera you wish to modify and choose Device Actions → Enable SSH
  4. Right-click on the camera again and choose Scripts One-time script
  5. For the content, enter in the following:

    mv /etc/systemd/system/ev-compat.service /etc/systemd/system/ev-compat.service.old
    /sbin/restart.sh
     

Sarix 3.0 (Professional) cameras

It is not possible to disable UPnP on a Sarix Professional camera.

Note: These actions will prevent your camera from being discovered in Endura Utilities and will break any functionality with an Endura system. However, Digital Sentry does not use UPnP and will continue to function normally.