What’s New in DSS 8.0 ?

Whether you have one security camera or one hundred security cameras, Dahua offers DSS Professional V8 to manage all your security devices from one central platform.

DSS Pro acts as an intelligent multiplier by providing security professionals the power to fully leverage their security system and make the most informed decision to increase efficiency and portability.

DSS Pro V8 has seven applications for managing your security system. Monitoring Center for live viewing and playback, Event Center for real-time and historical events; DeepXplore for data searching; Access Management, for access control, video intercom, visitor management, and attendance management; Maintenance Center for checking the health of the platform; Parking Lot for managing entrance and exit of vehicles; and Intelligent Analysis for business related needs.

DSS Professional can be used in various applications such as parks, chain stores, and logistics and scale to future needs. The software supports up to 2,000 channels, 1,000 doors and 400 TB storage capacity per server but can expand up to 20,000 channels and 4 PB storage capacity through a more distributed architecture.

For enterprise applications, its architecture supports hot standby and N + M redundancy enabling failover servers if the primary server goes offline. DSS Pro supports customized integration with other systems using our SDK and API and is compatible with ONVIF 3rd party cameras.

New User-Friendly UI/UE Design

We have redesigned and decluttered the DSS 8 interface making it more responsive, colorful and simple.

The system can be managed and operated by one single PC client through its fine-tuned authority management to control user’s different operations, maximize ease of use, and reduce training costs.

“3 + 2 + 1 + N” Application-Based Design

DSS 8 is designed based on actual business application, making it easy to use and reducing user’s time and costs. We call it “3+2+1 application-based design”. It is composed of three security application management modules, two target object (people and vehicles) management modules, and one system operation and maintenance management module.

Integrated & Real-time Monitoring

The LiveView interface provides various integrated resources such as videos, access control, webpages, maps, events, etc. for easier monitoring.

It utilizes interface expansion on the right side to respond to events in time. By dragging an event entry to any window, the related video will then automatically play from 15 seconds
before the event to 15 seconds after the event.


• Displays the overall situation of equipment, channels, storage, servers and faults, utilizes different colors to distinguish different status, and detects abnormalities intuitively and quickly.
• Shows the failure related trends in the past 7 days and provide timely warnings.

Resource Status

• Independently displays the operation and maintenance status of equipment, channels, services and faults, including online, offline, video quality, etc.
• Allows searching of faults history of equipment and services.

Automatically Send Reports

• Supports custom sending of report templates, including sending time, period, subject, data content, and recipients.

• Enables Administrators to make informed decisions through detailed reports.

Storage Solution

The storage solution provides multiple options to maximize monitoring data security. The storage duration of each video channel can be configured and securely encrypted for network transmission, storage, download, and export. The three-tier hierarchy lets administrators define different levels of access.

DSS also offers central storage (IPSAN) to back up important recordings such as an alarm linkage alert or a backup recording after an event.

Integrated Search

The integrated search function can archive people and vehicle entry and exit records, capture images of people, save driving records, and more.

Activity Tracking

Activity tracking enables records to be searched based off certain event types such as face images and tracks them in chronological order.

Case Archive and Report

A case library can be created in a unified manner to manage case-related events, pictures, videos, documents, etc. DSS also allows for the generating and exporting system reports, including basic information, videos, pictures, and updated records.

Application Security

• Control users access based on their access permission.
• Synchronously backup important system logs to the log server.

Network Security

• When system detects network attacks, users will receive notification by email, mobile phone, etc.
• CA certificate.

Data Security

• Secure encryption on network transmission, storage, download, and export.
• The storage duration of each video channel can be configured.

Manage the entry and exit of people in residential areas, parks and other scenes to improve automation and intelligence. It includes access  control management, video intercoms, visitor management, and attendance management.

Access Control

Video Intercom

Visitor Management

Attendance Management

Intelligent Analytics includes heat map, crowd gathering, and people counting statistics. Get actionable data with the optional POS license which provides even more insight to managing your business.

Retail Solution

The customized retail monitoring system can quickly count customer flow and facilitate the preview of store monitoring information. The module can also assist with analyzing customer data and security.


The Auto-Registration feature gives peace of mind by limiting hacking potential and allowing for unlimited camera connections.


Managing multiple sites is easy with DSS Pro. Owners can manage multiple control centers and quickly switch between different service sites through the software.

Elevator Control

The elevator control can be integrated into the personnel management system, which can hierarchically manage personnel access permissions and make records.

DSS V8 Overview Video

DSS V8 Product Guide