Using Smart search in Synology surveillance stationIn this guide I will be teaching you how to effectively use the smart search feature of Synology. This feature is great for a number of reasons. I find it particularly useful for when you're trying to adjust the levels of motion detection (and hence, have lots of false negatives). You can find the smart search feature in the menu bar of Surveillance station. Note: You will need to have an up-to-date version of surveillance station. Older versions may not include smart search at all.
Once you have highlighted the area that you wish to find motion within, hitting the play button will begin processing of the video. The playback view here isn't essential, but you'll know when it's detecting something because anything that moves within the selected range will be highlighted with a blue square.
As the footage processes, you will start to build up a 'library' of results that you can browse through. In this tab, to open any clip that you want to review, simply hover over it and click the play button. This will bring up the clip playback window.