How can I sort my camera list in Digital Sentry?


Camera name list not presented in a desired order.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DigitalSENTRY - all versions
  • DS ControlPoint
  • DS Admin


Digital Sentry lists the camera names in alphanumerical order, sorting by each character from left to right.


Since the DigitalSENTRY software sorts the camera list by the first characters of the camera names, you'll need to add a specific alphanumeric character sequence to the beginning of each name to control how the camera names will be displayed in the DS Admin or DS ControlPoint  camera lists.

  • If you have fewer than 100 cameras, add numerical characters such as "01", "02", etc. for the first 9 cameras. This will be listed ahead of cameras starting with characters "10", "11", for example.

  • If you have more than 100 cameras, add numerical values "001", "002", through to "020", "045", until you get to the 100th and beyond camera then use "100", "101", etc.

Note: After changing the camera names in DS Admin, you will need to disconnect and reconnect to the server in DS ControlPoint.

Related Topics:

How to change a camera name for a Digital Sentry system using DS Admin.

Changes made in DSAdmin or the Setup menu of a DX Series DVR are not reflected in DS ControlPoint.