Changing your camera's thumbnail image

2016-08-25Last updated

If you have difficulty identifying a camera by its current thumbnail, you can change the camera's thumbnail image so that the image accurately represents the location that the camera is viewing.

What you should know

A camera's thumbnail image is automatically generated when the camera is added. Thumbnails are visual indicators of their respective cameras, and they appear in the selector bar on the View page. As a result, thumbnails are helpful when you need to drag a particular camera to a tile to monitor your premises or watch playback video.


  1. Click Configurations () and then click the Cameras tab.
    All of your cameras and their respective thumbnails are listed onscreen.
  2. Find the camera whose thumbnail you want to change, and then click Refresh thumbnail.
    The thumbnail changes to an image of what the camera is currently viewing.


Watch this video to learn more. Click the Captions icon (CC) to turn on video captions in one of the available languages.