REAL WAYS OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA MOBILE PHONE

You can actually view only one camera at a time via mobile communication channels. If there is a wired Internet at the place of its installation, then the cheapest will be to connect it to the network in any possible way (see here), and then organize its viewing via the phone in the manner described earlier.

For a beginner, this can be somewhat difficult, since it requires a significant number of settings. the camera itself, a router, etc. The use of a cloud video surveillance service will help to simplify this process.

over, in this case, wires may not be needed if you purchase a video camera specially designed for working with the “cloud” over wireless channels. There are quite enough such offers on the modern market of security systems.

Cloud video surveillance is also good in that it has a lot of additional options and capabilities, from storing a video archive on the side of a remote server and ending with the presence of various video analytics tools. In addition, access to such a system is possible from any device with Internet access.

What you shouldn’t flatter yourself about and what you can count on.

You are unlikely to get a megapixel resolution when viewing through a mobile phone. The reason is the same. the wireless data transfer rate is insufficient for these purposes.

Online viewing. Let’s start off with. what is considered online video surveillance. We will mean 25 frames per second viewing mode here. So, in order to ensure acceptable image quality, this speed may have to be reduced.

Stability of work. 3G internet speed may vary depending on various conditions, for example:

  • speed of movement;
  • the load of the operator’s channels;
  • the number of repeaters in the coverage area of ​​your system, etc.

Nevertheless, when using one CCTV camera, it is possible to control the current situation at home, in the country or in an apartment via a mobile phone. Do not expect much, but the implementation of video surveillance via the phone is quite possible.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA TELEPHONE

Let’s start with the fact that today remote video surveillance can be organized through any device with Internet access.

The mobile phone is no exception in this regard. Viewing CCTV cameras through the phone is possible in several ways:

  • direct connection to the video surveillance system;
  • viewing using a cloud service;
  • use of P2P technologies.

The last two methods require the installation of the corresponding client program on the mobile phone.

Despite the obvious convenience of this method of organizing video monitoring, it has one significant drawback.

Since a cell phone is, by definition, a wireless device, we need 3G internet to access CCTV cameras. Of course, there shouldn’t be any problems with its connection, but for our purposes it may not be fast enough.

You can see for yourself by visiting the page that describes the features of video surveillance via wireless Internet. The main methods of wired connection are also considered there.

By the way, this material concerns our first option for organizing remote access via a mobile device (phone or tablet). For these purposes, any system that has the technical ability to connect to the Global Network is suitable for us.

In this case, analog and network (IP) cameras connected to a video recorder, computer or video server can be used as the object part.

They are accessed through the phone’s browser directly via a static IP address or DynDNS server.

True, all this is smooth in theory. In practice, viewing, even a small one, for example, with 4 cameras of a video surveillance system, online is impossible. This is determined by the already mentioned relatively small bandwidth of the mobile Internet.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA SMARTPHONE

The organization of remote monitoring via any smartphone, for example, Android, can be implemented in several versions:

  • using the device for remote viewing of video cameras;
  • surveillance via smartphone camera.

The previous material examines just the implementation of the first method. This is quite a “serious” approach that allows you to solve problems such as video surveillance for a private house using a phone on various types of phones: iPhone, iPad, Android.

The second option is of interest to those who want to save money on buying a CCTV camera or like to experiment with high technologies.

In this case, you will need:

  • any smartphone, albeit falling apart, but working;
  • application for organizing the reception (transmission) of the image.

I draw your attention to the fact that applications for viewing video surveillance are different. For example, EyeLine Video Surveillance runs on Windows and supports web and IP cameras. This software is intended for building relatively large systems and is not interesting for the designated purpose.

I want to note that I myself am not a supporter of creating a security system from improvised means, but inquired about this issue. The Internet is replete with the offer of such products as:

  • Alfred;
  • Manything;
  • IP Webcam;
  • WardenCam.

By and large, they differ little from each other. The general principle here is as follows: an application is installed on a smartphone that is planned to be used as a video surveillance camera, which can operate in P2P mode (I gave a link to an article describing this technology above).

This is the main thing that any application for organizing remote video access should be able to do. All other features such as motion detection, night mode, etc. are secondary and are selected by the user depending on the tasks at hand.

On the other side, there can be both Android and a tablet or a desktop computer. it does not matter. It seems important that the mobile phone was not originally designed to work as a video surveillance camera, which means that you will have to solve additional problems.

The main one is to ensure continuous operation for a sufficiently long time. The battery of your smartphone will run out very quickly (do not forget that it will also work on the Internet). Connecting to a charger is also a dubious option.

Thus, video surveillance via a smartphone (Android or some other) over the Internet using it as a video camera seems to be a dubious decision, both in terms of reliability and operational safety.

IP Webcam

The first of the free applications that can be highlighted for turning a phone into a network camera for video surveillance is IP Webcam.

Among its advantages: broadcast over the local network and via the Internet, many understandable settings in Russian, a decent help system, built-in motion sensor and collection of information from sensors, password protection.

After starting the application, a menu of all its settings will open, at the very bottom of which there will be an item “Run”.

After launch, the address in the local network will be displayed on the screen below.

By entering this address into the address bar of the browser on a computer, laptop or other mobile device connected to the same Wi-Fi router, you will be taken to a page from which you can:

  • View the image from the camera (select one of the items in the “view mode”).
  • Listen to audio from the camera (similarly, in listening mode).
  • Take a photo or record a video from the camera.
  • Change camera from main to front.
  • Download videos (by default they are stored on the phone itself) to a computer or other device (in the “Video archive” section).

However, all this is available only if the other device is connected to the same local network as the camera itself. In the case when access to video surveillance via the Internet is required, you can:

  • Use the Ivideon broadcast, implemented in the application itself (you need to register a free account in the ivideon video surveillance service and enable the corresponding parameter in the IP Webcam parameters), after which it will be possible to watch on the Ivideon website or using their proprietary application, as well as receive notifications when registering motion in frame.
  • By organizing a VPN connection to your local network from the Internet.

You can get an additional idea about the capabilities and functions of the application by simply examining its settings: they are in Russian, understandable, in some cases provided with prompts: there are motion and sound sensors (and recording of excerpts when these sensors are triggered), options to turn off the screen and automatically launch the application, adjust the quality of the transmitted video and more.

In general. an excellent application for turning an Android phone into an IP camera, in the options of which you can find everything you need, and what is important. with built-in functions for accessing broadcasts over the Internet.

How to use Android as a CCTV IP Camera

If you, as well as I have, old unused Android phones or partially non-working smartphones (for example, with a broken screen), it is quite possible to come up with useful applications for them. One of them. using an Android phone as an IP camera will be discussed in this article.

What should be the result: a free IP-camera for video surveillance, you can see the picture from which you can via the Internet, activated, including by motion in the frame, in one of the options. saving fragments with motion in the cloud storage. See also: Non-standard ways to use your Android phone or tablet.

What you need: An Android phone (in general, a tablet is also suitable) connected via Wi-Fi (via 3G or LTE may not always work), if constant use is expected, then connect the phone to a power source, as well as one of the applications for functioning IP Cameras.

After installing the Manything application and free registration (by the way, for the first month, a paid tariff is included with the ability to work 5 cameras, and then it switches to a free one), on the main screen of the application you will see two available items:

  • Viewer. for viewing data from cameras, if you use the application on this device to access the image from them (a list of cameras will be displayed, for each camera there is a broadcast and access to saved videos). Also in Viewer mode, you can change the settings of the remote camera.
  • Camera. for using an Android device as a security camera.

After opening the Camera item, I recommend going into the settings, where you can:

  • Enable continuous or motion recording (Recording Mode)
  • Enable Photo Recording Instead of Video (Stills Mode)
  • Adjust the sensitivity of the motion sensor (Sensitivity Threshold) and its detection zones (Detection Zones), if some areas should be excluded.
  • Enable sending push notifications to Android and iPhone devices when a motion sensor is triggered.
  • Adjust video quality and data limits for mobile use.
  • Set the screen to turn off and on (Screen Dimmer, for some reason the default is “Bright on Movement”. turn on the backlight when moving).

After completing the settings, simply press the red record button to turn on the camera. Done, video surveillance is on and working in accordance with the specified settings. In this case, the video (completely or excerpts when the sensors are triggered) are recorded in the Manything cloud, and you can access it either through the manything.com official website, or from another device, with the application installed when you open it in Viewer mode (viewing).

In my opinion (apart from the possibility of using multiple cameras), saving to the cloud is the main advantage of the service: i.e. someone cannot just pick up your homemade IP camera, depriving you of the opportunity to see what happened before (you cannot delete saved fragments from the application itself).

How to view CCTV DVR over Mobile. www.cctvtek.co.uk

As mentioned, this is not yet the final version of the application: for example, the description states that the camera mode for Android 6 is not yet supported. In my test, I used the device with this OS, as a result, saving excerpts when triggered by sensors works properly, but real-time viewing works partially (from a mobile application in Viewer mode it works, but through a browser it does not, and I checked it in different browsers, I didn’t understand the reasons).

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Of course, these are not all applications of this kind, but from what I managed to find free and functional, with the ability to use not only in the local network. only these two applications. But, I do not exclude that I could have missed some of the interesting options.

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But what about using the device if the screen is broken?

Sometimes, with broken screens, the touch works and there is even an image (I have it on two devices), and if not, then there is another option with connecting a mouse (provided, again, that there is an image).
Well, if there is absolutely no way to interact with the device, then yes. it will not work.

Is it possible to connect an external monitor? (screen shows a rainbow)
And there are no video ports.
USB?

Only if the phone supports MHL (then via HDMI it is possible).
Also, if a phone with Android 6 (or maybe it was 5, I don’t remember anymore), and the TV supports Miracast, you can try to blindly turn on screen mirroring (provided that the touch works), having an example with a healthy phone next to it (there the task will be be to open the notification curtain. get into the icon, which is standard everywhere the same. select TV).

You can temporarily connect a working screen, make settings and disconnect. (this is anyway cheaper than replacing the screen). For interaction with the device there is a solution from TeamViever “TeamViever Host”. Works great, absolutely free for personal use. I have been using it for a long time. Place without waiting for the screen to break. It will come in handy, for example, if you forgot your phone at home, but you need to use something in it. All applications will work and you can even call! The TeamViever program must be installed as a client on another phone or computer (Android, Windows, Mac, iPhone, Linux). It is identified by mail and password (I use it this way) or by ID (I like it less) without knowing any IP and ports.

Works through the IP Webcam application. thank.

There is another application in the playmarket that allows you to combine all Android devices and PCs into one network for free for audio / video control, recording and speakerphone feedback. TrackView.

Thanks, an interesting option. As far as I understand, in the playmarket it is designated as Video Surveillance Spy Camera (several other products from trackview net)

In general, in the playmarket it is called Trackview, and the PC version can be downloaded from the official website trackview.net Everything works.

Do you need the Internet? Somewhere, once, I had a program that was cooler than these and that no Internet was needed, I forgot the name, I’m trying to find it now

REAL WAYS OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA MOBILE PHONE

You can actually view only one camera at a time via mobile communication channels. If there is a wired Internet at the place of its installation, then the cheapest will be to connect it to the network in any possible way (see here), and then organize its viewing via the phone in the manner described earlier.

For a beginner, this can be somewhat difficult, since it requires a significant number of settings. the camera itself, a router, etc. The use of a cloud video surveillance service will help to simplify this process.

over, in this case, wires may not be needed if you purchase a video camera specially designed for working with the “cloud” over wireless channels. There are quite enough such offers on the modern market of security systems.

Cloud video surveillance is also good in that it has a lot of additional options and capabilities, from storing a video archive on the side of a remote server and ending with the presence of various video analytics tools. In addition, access to such a system is possible from any device with Internet access.

What you shouldn’t flatter yourself about and what you can count on.

You are unlikely to get a megapixel resolution when viewing through a mobile phone. The reason is the same. the wireless data transfer rate is insufficient for these purposes.

Online viewing. Let’s start off with. what is considered online video surveillance. We will mean 25 frames per second viewing mode here. So, in order to ensure acceptable image quality, this speed may have to be reduced.

Stability of work. 3G internet speed may vary depending on various conditions, for example:

  • speed of movement;
  • the load of the operator’s channels;
  • the number of repeaters in the coverage area of ​​your system, etc.

Nevertheless, when using one CCTV camera, it is possible to control the current situation at home, in the country or in an apartment via a mobile phone. Do not expect much, but the implementation of video surveillance via the phone is quite possible.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA SMARTPHONE

The organization of remote monitoring via any smartphone, for example, Android, can be implemented in several versions:

  • using the device for remote viewing of video cameras;
  • surveillance via smartphone camera.

The previous material examines just the implementation of the first method. This is quite a “serious” approach that allows you to solve problems such as video surveillance for a private house using a phone on various types of phones: iPhone, iPad, Android.

The second option is of interest to those who want to save money on buying a CCTV camera or like to experiment with high technologies.

  • any smartphone, albeit falling apart, but working;
  • application for organizing the reception (transmission) of the image.

I draw your attention to the fact that applications for viewing video surveillance are different. For example, EyeLine Video Surveillance runs on Windows and supports web and IP cameras. This software is intended for building relatively large systems and is not interesting for the designated purpose.

I want to note that I myself am not a supporter of creating a security system from improvised means, but inquired about this issue. The Internet is replete with the offer of such products as:

HOW TO CONNECT CCTV TO ANDROID OR iPhone ? step by step

  • Alfred;
  • Manything;
  • IP Webcam;
  • WardenCam.

By and large, they differ little from each other. The general principle here is as follows: an application is installed on a smartphone that is planned to be used as a video surveillance camera, which can operate in P2P mode (I gave a link to an article describing this technology above).

This is the main thing that any application for organizing remote video access should be able to do. All other features such as motion detection, night mode, etc. are secondary and are selected by the user depending on the tasks at hand.

On the other side, there can be both Android and a tablet or a desktop computer. it does not matter. It seems important that the mobile phone was not originally designed to work as a video surveillance camera, which means that you will have to solve additional problems.

The main one is to ensure continuous operation for a sufficiently long time. The battery of your smartphone will run out very quickly (do not forget that it will also work on the Internet). Connecting to a charger is also a dubious option.

Thus, video surveillance via a smartphone (Android or some other) over the Internet using it as a video camera seems to be a dubious decision, both in terms of reliability and operational safety.

© 2014-2019. All rights reserved.
Site materials are for informational purposes only and cannot be used as guidelines and normative documents.

Let’s start with the fact that today remote video surveillance can be organized through any device with Internet access. The mobile phone is no exception in this regard. Viewing CCTV cameras through the phone is possible in several ways:

  • direct connection to the video surveillance system;
  • viewing using a cloud service;
  • use of P2P technologies.

The last two methods require the installation of the corresponding client program on the mobile phone.

Despite the obvious convenience of this method of organizing video monitoring, it has one significant drawback.

Since a cell phone is, by definition, a wireless device, we need 3G internet to access CCTV cameras. Of course, there shouldn’t be any problems with its connection, but for our purposes it may not be fast enough.

You can see for yourself by visiting the page that describes the features of video surveillance via wireless Internet. The main methods of wired connection are also considered there.

By the way, this material concerns our first option for organizing remote access via a mobile device (phone or tablet). For these purposes, any system that has the technical ability to connect to the Global Network is suitable for us.

In this case, analog and network (IP) cameras connected to a video recorder, computer or video server can be used as the object part.

They are accessed through the phone’s browser directly via a static IP address or DynDNS server.

True, all this is smooth in theory. In practice, viewing, even a small one, for example, with 4 cameras of a video surveillance system, online is impossible. This is determined by the already mentioned relatively small bandwidth of the mobile Internet.

REAL WAYS OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA MOBILE PHONE

You can actually view only one camera at a time via mobile communication channels. If there is a wired Internet at the place of its installation, then the cheapest will be to connect it to the network in any possible way (see here), and then organize its viewing via the phone in the manner described earlier.

For a beginner, this can be somewhat difficult, since it requires a significant number of settings. the camera itself, a router, etc. The use of a cloud video surveillance service will help to simplify this process.

over, in this case, wires may not be needed if you purchase a video camera specially designed for working with the “cloud” over wireless channels. There are quite enough such offers on the modern market of security systems.

Cloud video surveillance is also good in that it has a lot of additional options and capabilities, from storing a video archive on the side of a remote server and ending with the presence of various video analytics tools. In addition, access to such a system is possible from any device with Internet access.

What you shouldn’t flatter yourself about and what you can count on.

You are unlikely to get a megapixel resolution when viewing through a mobile phone. The reason is the same. the wireless data transfer rate is insufficient for these purposes.

Online viewing. Let’s start off with. what is considered online video surveillance. We will mean 25 frames per second viewing mode here. So, in order to ensure acceptable image quality, this speed may have to be reduced.

Stability of work. 3G internet speed may vary depending on various conditions, for example:

  • speed of movement;
  • the load of the operator’s channels;
  • the number of repeaters in the coverage area of ​​your system, etc.

Nevertheless, when using one CCTV camera, it is possible to control the current situation at home, in the country or in an apartment via a mobile phone. Do not expect much, but the implementation of video surveillance via the phone is quite possible.

How to view CCTV cameras through your phone

With built-in cloud service (P2P).

You need to install a mobile application from the cloud service manufacturer whose CCTV camera you are using. If it’s a well-known manufacturer, try entering the manufacturer’s name in the App Store / Google Play, for example, Ipeye or Ivideon. In the application or through the website of the cloud service, you will need to create an account and add the desired video camera to it.

Has no cloud service.

You need to connect to the same local network as your CCTV camera. A good option is a camera and you are connected to one wi-fi router with a cable or wi-fi. Please note that the correct network settings must be set on the video camera: IP address, gateway, dns (of your network). Knowing the IP, you can connect from the browser of the phone (smartphone / tablet) by entering the IP address in the address bar. For example: “192.168.1.88”. If the camera has a non-standard port, then you will need to specify it (separated by a colon), for example: 192.168.1.88:554. Next, the device will ask for authorization: login and password. Standard: admin / admin; admin / no password; admin / 123456; admin / 12345; admin / 888888.

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To view remotely from anywhere in the world, you will need to connect a service from an Internet provider: a static IP address (a paid service and recently some mobile operators have made it available only for legal entities) and set up a wi-fi router port forwarding. The connection diagram will be as follows: you connect via a mobile application (XMeye and the like) or an Internet browser to your static IP address, then the router redirects you to the registrar or camera (depending on the specified rules for port forwarding), and you can watch the video.

If the camera is AHD / TVI / Analog

You won’t be able to connect directly to it from your phone! You will need a video recorder to which the camera will be connected, and you will connect to the recorder in the same way as with digital IP cameras: through the cloud service of the video recorder (P2P) or directly via a static IP address.

Let’s start with the fact that today remote video surveillance can be organized through any device with Internet access. The mobile phone is no exception in this regard. Viewing CCTV cameras through the phone is possible in several ways:

  • direct connection to the video surveillance system;
  • viewing using a cloud service;
  • use of P2P technologies.

The last two methods require the installation of the corresponding client program on the mobile phone.

Despite the obvious convenience of this method of organizing video monitoring, it has one significant drawback.

Since a cell phone is, by definition, a wireless device, we need 3G internet to access CCTV cameras. Of course, there shouldn’t be any problems with its connection, but for our purposes it may not be fast enough.

You can see for yourself by visiting the page that describes the features of video surveillance via wireless Internet. The main methods of wired connection are also considered there.

By the way, this material concerns our first option for organizing remote access via a mobile device (phone or tablet). For these purposes, any system that has the technical ability to connect to the Global Network is suitable for us.

In this case, analog and network (IP) cameras connected to a video recorder, computer or video server can be used as the object part.

They are accessed through the phone’s browser directly via a static IP address or DynDNS server.

True, all this is smooth in theory. In practice, viewing, even a small one, for example, with 4 cameras of a video surveillance system, online is impossible. This is determined by the already mentioned relatively small bandwidth of the mobile Internet.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIA SMARTPHONE

The organization of remote monitoring via any smartphone, for example, Android, can be implemented in several versions:

  • using the device for remote viewing of video cameras;
  • surveillance via smartphone camera.

The previous material examines just the implementation of the first method. This is quite a “serious” approach that allows you to solve problems such as video surveillance for a private house using a phone on various types of phones: iPhone, iPad, Android.

The second option is of interest to those who want to save money on buying a CCTV camera or like to experiment with high technologies.

  • any smartphone, albeit falling apart, but working;
  • application for organizing the reception (transmission) of the image.

I draw your attention to the fact that applications for viewing video surveillance are different. For example, EyeLine Video Surveillance runs on Windows and supports web and IP cameras. This software is intended for building relatively large systems and is not interesting for the designated purpose.

I want to note that I myself am not a supporter of creating a security system from improvised means, but inquired about this issue. The Internet is replete with the offer of such products as:

  • Alfred;
  • Manything;
  • IP Webcam;
  • WardenCam.

By and large, they differ little from each other. The general principle here is as follows: an application is installed on a smartphone that is planned to be used as a video surveillance camera, which can operate in P2P mode (I gave a link to an article describing this technology above).

This is the main thing that any application for organizing remote video access should be able to do. All other features such as motion detection, night mode, etc. are secondary and are selected by the user depending on the tasks at hand.

On the other side, there can be both Android and a tablet or a desktop computer. it does not matter. It seems important that the mobile phone was not originally designed to work as a video surveillance camera, which means that you will have to solve additional problems.

The main one is to ensure continuous operation for a sufficiently long time. The battery of your smartphone will run out very quickly (do not forget that it will also work on the Internet). Connecting to a charger is also a dubious option.

Thus, video surveillance via a smartphone (Android or some other) over the Internet using it as a video camera seems to be a dubious decision, both in terms of reliability and operational safety.

© 2014-2019. All rights reserved.
Site materials are for informational purposes only and cannot be used as guidelines and normative documents.

How to view CCTV cameras through your phone

If you have a video camera, it is really very convenient to watch through an Android phone. Now the development of technology allows you to view cameras from your phone, even from another city. How to carry out video surveillance through the phone and will be discussed.

You can easily connect to the video surveillance system from any Android device (phone or tablet). And therefore, if you already have a video camera, you can watch it through your phone at any time of the day. this will allow you to see everything that is happening at your home, even if you leave for another city or country.

You just need to fulfill the following conditions:

  • High-speed stable Internet at the place of installation of the camera.
  • Installing a specialized program.
  • The manufacturer of the program and the camera must be one.
  • You can download the program either on the manufacturer’s website or from Google Play.

The connection directly depends on what kind of camera you want to connect. If the camera uses the built-in cloud service (P2P), then the application is installed only on the smartphone.

If the camera is without cloud service, then the smartphone connects to the camera’s local network. And then its IP is already registered or add a non-standard port.

XMEye. software for video surveillance from Android phone

In order to enable video surveillance via a smartphone, you need to install this program on each device separately (both on the camera and on the phone). Then register on the site. Then you need to scan the QR-code of the camera, which contains the link to the program for Android. The interface is clear and anyone can understand it.

How to view CCTV cameras through your phone

User reviews

  • Anton:
    How many devices can be connected to the cabinet? “
  • Spirit:
    Everything works. But the main question I had in the ruut. “
  • Ruslan:
    How much does it cost to connect for a year? You need to pay for two phones. “

Xeoma. free software for remote video surveillance

It is possible to work with 3 cameras at once. If you pay for the work of the program, then versions for professional use are opened. For example, work with thousands of cameras at the same time and upload files with recording to the cloud storage. This is how you can view cameras from your phone.

IPTRONIC. application for viewing cameras from mobile phones

Now about how to view cameras from your phone if you have an IPTRONIC camera. Go to the site of this developer and simply download the program to your mobile phone. Register on the site, add a camera by serial number and start covert video surveillance.

AtHome Video Streamer. a program for video surveillance from any device

The trick of this program is that it is installed on any device with any operating system. In other words, you will be able to monitor your home through your Android phone and tablet, IPhone, iPad, Windows computer or laptop, as well as on macOS.

Special camcorders

In order to get full control over the situation in any room, you can use a special type of video cameras. These devices have a slot for inserting a SIM card, so the camcorder has a regular phone number. It is enough to call this number from your mobile device and on the screen of your smartphone or mobile phone you can receive, in real time, a video broadcast from the facility where the surveillance camera is installed. Modern GSM cameras use third generation technology (3G) and have wide functionality.

A camera for remote video surveillance, in addition to image transmission, has the following capabilities:

  • Video recording to a “Micro SD” memory card
  • Broadcast sound from the built-in microphone in the camera
  • Providing two-way voice communication
  • Sending an SMS message when the motion sensor is triggered
  • Sending messages to three pre-programmed numbers

The only condition for the operation of remote video surveillance is the location of the camera and the subscriber in the coverage area of ​​the 3G network. The mobile phone model must support 3G video calling. The Guardian 3G Mini model can be considered a typical representative of the family of cameras for remote video surveillance. The camera is equipped with infrared illumination up to 6 meters, which allows you to monitor the object at night.

The device is powered by a miniature power adapter or battery. The video camera allows connection to the transmission channel of up to 15 sensors of various types. These can be motion detectors, door and window openings, glass breaks, or fire detectors. This design allows using a GSM camera not only for video surveillance of an apartment via a telephone, but also as a full-fledged security system.

Organization of the surveillance system

The organization of remote surveillance using a global network is different from GSM video surveillance. A personal computer is used as the base unit. Observation through a phone or tablet using a computer provides the user with great opportunities. First of all, such a video surveillance system allows you to install a large number of cameras, and the software allows the user to configure operating modes and remotely control the movement of the camera horizontally and vertically.

The simplest remote video surveillance system can be implemented using one web (USB) camera, which is connected directly to a similar connector on a personal computer or laptop.

The disadvantage of such a system is the need to obtain a static address of the device from the provider and the limitation on the length of the connecting cable between the camera and the computer, which should not exceed 5 meters. The constant round-the-clock operation of a personal device is also not very convenient. When using a large number of video cameras, it is necessary to install a video capture card on a computer for a certain number of video cameras. A video surveillance camera with viewing via a smartphone allows you to monitor the object in real time and record video with the ability to remotely study the archive by date and time.

Modern remote video surveillance systems work with devices on iOS and Android platforms.

System components

A video surveillance system using a phone or tablet can be implemented in two versions:

  • Laying of cable lines
  • Wireless system

When choosing IP cameras for video surveillance, it is necessary to be guided by the parameters of these products, the main of which are resolution, sensitivity and focal length. The range of digital cameras varies widely in cost and quality, so the choice is mainly determined by financial capabilities. Signal transmission is carried out via a twisted pair cable.

The most commonly used cable is UTP 4 Cat 5e, which allows powering cameras using Power over Ethernet (PoE) protocol over a free twisted pair.

This method eliminates the need for an additional power cable. Wireless video surveillance systems make it possible to dispense with installation work on laying cable lines, since the video signal is broadcast over the radio channel, but the power of the video cameras from the battery significantly limits the time of continuous operation of the entire system.

To organize video surveillance of an apartment via a smartphone or phone, in addition to video cameras, you will need a recorder to record video information on the built-in hard drive and a router that provides Internet access. To connect CCTV cameras for viewing via a smartphone, it is most convenient to purchase a ready-made set of equipment. This will allow you to carry out all the work on installation, connection and configuration yourself, without involving outside specialists. Ready-made complexes are produced by several well-established companies. They are designed to connect a different number of cameras and allow you to monitor the object through mobile devices.

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The UControl Start 7S kit includes 4 color video cameras that can be placed indoors or outdoors, a recorder that provides recording to a 500 GB hard disk, a set of connecting wires and instructions for installation and configuration.

The system provides real-time viewing of images on the following devices:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android and WinPhone smartphones
  • Android tablets, Windows 7/8

A similar device, designed to connect 8 all-weather cameras, will cost 50,900 rubles. The process of connecting and setting up the system is very accessible and will not be difficult.

Remote video surveillance

The remote control system allows you to observe everything that happens in the home in the absence of the owners. Many people install hidden video cameras (about technical issues. http://videokontroldoma.ru/kak-oborudovat-skrytoe-nablyudenie-v/) to see how the invited nanny treats the child or to control the inviolability of the suburban area. A manager of any level can evaluate the performance of staff in his absence.

A remote online video surveillance system can implement the following functions:

  • Direct control in real time
  • Viewing the video archive
  • Listening to monitoring zones using microphones
  • Receiving an SMS message on a mobile device

Control of the image from video cameras can be carried out from anywhere in the world where there is Wi-Fi Internet. A video surveillance system is usually completed with a recorder for recording video information that can be viewed from a remote device. When organizing video surveillance via the Internet, it is best to use video cameras that have a solid-state drive (flash card), on which video information is recorded.

In order to save memory, recording is turned on “by event”, that is, when a motion sensor is triggered. Modern IP video cameras are equipped with microphones, the information from which is also controlled by any mobile device.

When the motion sensor is triggered, the device will not only turn on the video recording, but also send an SMS message to the mobile device to the owners of the dwelling. As an additional function, an alarm can be programmed to a preset telephone number to the rapid response group.

Remote video surveillance via a mobile phone can be implemented through a personal computer or through a special router (router). For visual control, it is preferable to use digital USB video cameras, since they are adapted to work directly with a computer or laptop. Video surveillance, organized through a mobile phone, works using the protocols of GSM networks and a client program.

Organization of video surveillance using smartphones and mobile devices

Modern means of wireless communication allow you to organize a video surveillance system in an apartment or house using mobile phones, smartphones or tablets. On the displays of these devices, you can view all the information coming from the video cameras, as well as the sound picture, being from the control zone at almost any distance. Video surveillance via a smartphone or other mobile device, carried out in real time.

Software for smartphones or tablets

There are many applications for mobile devices that allow you to remotely view pictures from video cameras in real time. Such software products are constantly updated and improved. Exacq Mobile 2.1 is a mobile client for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets. This application is designed to work with the multifunctional exacq Vision software.

When using ready-made video surveillance kits from UControl, you need to download the free Q-See QT View program from Google Play to your mobile device. After the installation is complete, you need to register the network type, device address, username and password in the window that opens. After that, just press the “Login” button and select the “Real Time” mode. In the main menu of the program, you can set the required settings.

  • For remote video surveillance from one camera, it is easier and cheaper to use a USB device plugged directly into a computer or laptop
  • To organize video surveillance from several cameras, it is better to use a ready-made kit

All installation and connection work is not difficult and is done independently.

  • using the capabilities of modern IP cameras;
  • cloud services (Video Surveilance as a Service, VsaaS);
  • information output from station equipment (server, recorder).

The easiest way to organize video surveillance at home, in a small office, in the country, is to purchase modern IP cameras, insert memory cards into them and install the cameras in the right places. The connection is made to a router with Internet access. Then the cameras are very easy to configure, a special application is installed on the mobile device, and the installed equipment is added to it. It turns out not at all expensive, and the user gets the opportunity to access any camera and archive recorded on a flash-card from his tablet, smartphone, or work computer. The disadvantage of this solution is that the archive is stored on the camera and if it is stolen, you will lose both the camera and the archive from it.

Cloud services are a trend in recent years. Hundreds of gigabytes of data go to the clouds, corporate applications of many companies work in the clouds, personal information, photos, videos, everything has gone into cloud storage for a long time. Cloud video surveillance services are organized according to this principle. You need to install a camera, connect it to the Internet, and add it to your cloud service account. From that moment on, all information from the video camera goes to the cloud storage, and is available on a mobile device both in real time and in viewing mode. The cloud service will protect you from losing your archive in case of camera theft. At the same time, you become dependent on the reliability of data transmission channels, the operation of the Internet, and are forced to pay for cloud services.

The video surveillance system software allows not only displaying images from cameras on the screen of a mobile device, not only providing access to the archive, but also viewing events in the system and issuing control commands. Some typical examples of the capabilities of a mobile video surveillance system application using servers:

There is another important area in mobile video surveillance. surveillance of public places, multi-user systems, surveillance of joint property. A special feature is the need to display information from one video camera at once to many consumers. If there are 2.5 and even 10 clients, then the system server may be able to cope with the delivery of the necessary streams to consumers. When it is necessary to generate streams for hundreds of recipients, standard solutions do not work and here it is necessary to use special data transmission technologies and use special protocols. But this is perhaps a topic for a separate article.

Remote video surveillance via phone and internet

The transfer of more and more serious and sometimes vital functions to mobile devices has become a trend of the last decade. Increasingly, special applications turn a mobile device into a control panel, a parameter control system, and settings for technological equipment. Such an important need for every person. ensuring personal safety and the safety of your business. did not stand aside either.

Almost every manufacturer of security systems equipment offers mobile applications for monitoring and managing a remote video surveillance system via a phone. Consider the capabilities of such mobile applications and possible restrictions on use.

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Who is the system for

Viewing cameras over the Internet on a mobile device has been available for a long time. The main demand for this kind of systems existed on the part of individuals and to a greater extent as a desire to show off to friends. It was impossible to take such systems seriously because of the poor image quality and the inability of mobile communications to transmit large amounts of data.

In recent years, technology has made major breakthroughs in mobile video surveillance. Modern mobile devices have become comparable in performance to desktop PCs, the widespread deployment and implementation of 3G and 4G standards allows real-time transmission of high quality and resolution video, which is now possible to receive from IP surveillance cameras.

Thanks to the development of technology, video surveillance through the phone has ceased to be exotic and anyone can install a special application. Surveillance on a mobile device is still more in demand for the tasks of protecting private property, but every day, surveillance is becoming more and more relevant for personal tasks:

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The sphere of private use is most in demand for video surveillance via a telephone. This is control of the situation in the house in the absence of the owner, and supervision of staff (nannies, maids, etc.), control of the backyard territory. Many people install an alarm in a house or apartment with an SMS alert function. The video image from the scene will allow you to assess how serious the threat is and whether it is time to call the law enforcement agencies, or is it just a false alarm.

Monitoring the situation in the office, in production

It is important for any business owner to promptly receive information about the work of his company, find out how many people are in the office, who and where is now, how many visitors, how a warehouse or production works. For employees, this is an additional incentive to do their job well, because they understand that even if you are not there, this does not mean that you are not aware of what is happening and that the owner of the company is watching you at the very moment.

All our life activities are associated with the operation of various kinds of machines, technical systems, engineering equipment. How dependent we are on all this becomes clear when something goes wrong. Power supply, ventilation, air conditioning, electricity, etc. are turned off. Timely maintenance and prompt response to alarms allows maintaining the performance of engineering equipment at the proper level. The ability to remotely monitor the operation of technological equipment on a mobile device and promptly display the image from the emergency location allows you to quickly take adequate measures to eliminate or prevent a malfunction.

The possibilities of video monitoring are constantly increasing, covering all new areas of our activity. What is needed to receive an image on a phone and how is a video surveillance system via the Internet with a data transfer function arranged. more on this later.

How much does remote video surveillance cost??

Mobile clients and monitoring via the Internet is a free application to the installed video surveillance system. You are required to provide access to the Internet, and the installer’s specialists will configure the system as needed to transfer data to mobile devices. It must be remembered that the data transfer rate is limited on both the receiving and the transmitting side.

If a video surveillance system via the Internet is based on the built-in capabilities of modern cameras, then the mobile application connects directly to the cameras, receiving a stream in real time and viewing the archive recorded by the camera on an SD card or network storage. In this case, you just need to install the free application of the camera manufacturer and pre-configure the system to optimize traffic to the mobile device.

In the case of using cloud services, you connect to a virtual system and you can view the archive even if there are interruptions in communication with cameras at the moment. The cloud service itself optimizes data transfer to a mobile device based on the existing speed of the mobile device’s Internet connection.

Receiving data from the system server also allows you to adjust to the speed of the Internet connection, but also opens access to additional functions, such as obtaining a list of system events, managing the security and fire alarm subsystems, and access control. View cameras on the map. Recording mode control.

Regardless of what system the installer has installed, it is not at all difficult to get an image on a smartphone. How to do it. ask the specialists of the UNIMAX company by phone 7 (495) 739-96-55.

The capabilities of mobile applications are constantly evolving, new functions are being added, and the convenience and speed of work is increasing. Significant progress has been made in systems using dedicated software. The function of video control through a mobile application has ceased to be a toy for personal use and has become a serious tool for remote control and business management.

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