The life of a modern person is unthinkable without a mobile phone. This device is gaining more and more functionality. Remote monitoring is no exception.
There are several main ways to organize surveillance with the introduction of mobile phones.
The easiest way to remotely view surveillance cameras via a mobile phone is to use P2P IP cameras. The firmware of such a device contains special software and a unique ID number. To connect to such a camera, you need to connect it to a router or switch that has Internet access.
On a mobile phone, which will perform the functions of a monitor and a monitoring system control device, you need to install special software. Many modern IP camera manufacturers offer this as standard. For example, indoor model P2P Full HD 2.0 MEGAPIXEL or outdoor camera NCM750GB.
I installed the application on a mobile device, open it on the appropriate tab and read the QR code on the camera body or packaging with a mobile phone. Also, in the next tab it is possible to manually enter the device ID number. Usually, cameras have the ability to record on an SD card, information from which can also be viewed remotely. Some models have the ability to control rotary ptz mechanisms.
The only negative effect of this method of connection is that information is transmitted through the manufacturer’s server, and Considering that the ID number can be knocked out on the device case, an unauthorized person can get access to the data.
Configuring access with the introduction of a static IP address is also not particularly difficult. The vast majority of IP camera manufacturers have special programs for mobile applications. For example, Axis. One of the leaders in the production of surveillance systems, offers its customers free mobile applications Axis Companion for Android and iOS devices.
I installed the program on a mobile device on the first tab, you must enter the IP address. The program will automatically perform the search and initial settings.
In almost the same way, you can remotely view not one, but several cameras, simply by connecting to the registrar with white IP addresses. The disadvantage of this method is that white IP addresses for the device must be purchased from providers.
USE OF SPECIALLY INTERNET SERVICE
Many IP cameras can connect through the Cloud Surveillance Service. However, for most mobile devices, these services are unsuitable, as they are designed for laptops or stationary computers. The reason for the low settings of the screen resolution of the mobile phone.
Mobile phone programs that some Cloud services offer have extremely low functionality. In addition, if the surveillance system includes several IP cameras from different manufacturers, then to combine them into a single group, you will have to use a paid resource. Or constantly switch between free resources from manufacturing companies.
To solve this problem, users were offered special Internet resources that make it possible to use IP cameras from almost any GoPro manufacturer. And view the image through an interface designed to work in mobile browsers.
For example, iDOM24.RU. which can successfully function for mobile devices running the most common operating systems:
- Windows Phone;
- Blackberry and others.
In addition, the service offers monitoring of a mobile phone without installing additional programs.
To connect to iDOM24.RU you need:
- Assign a white IP address or a name to a digital camera by registering on the free DDNC service.
- Organize port forwarding on the home router (in case of using gray IP addresses).
- Register an account at iDOM24.RU.
- Login to iDOM24.RU section Add IP Camera from a PC and organize a search for monitoring devices of interest by IP address or DynDNS name.
- Go to section View and make sure the camera is giving an image.
- Open a special version from the official website from a mobile phone.
The resource regulates wide functionality for mobile devices, which are implemented with one click:
- Receiving a photo from a remote camera and saving it on a mobile phone;
- To the previously indicated e-mail, send a series of photographs. 10 or 20 pieces, taken with an interval of 0.5-1 sec;
- Send photos taken from all cameras included in the surveillance system to the previously indicated email address;
- Possibility of remote control of current settings;
- One-click switching between connected surveillance cameras.
PROGRAMS FOR MOBILE SURVEILLANCE
Many companies are successfully developing software for telephone surveillance and remote control of surveillance systems with a wide range of functionality. Among all the variety of software offered on the Internet, it is advisable to dwell in more detail on two.
Exacq Mobile 2.1 from Exacq Technologies Inc (Indianapolis, USA).
The company is a recognized world leader in the development of software for surveillance systems. The application is designed to work in Android operating systems.
It performs all the classic surveillance functions: viewing. Archive search and playback of recorded files, change system settings, remote control of PTZ devices.
Line 7.0. from DevLine (Krasnodar, Russia).
The domestic company is engaged in the development and implementation of new software modules for surveillance systems. Line 7.0 is a universal software that works successfully on most popular platforms: iOS, Android, IPad, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, J2Me.
The program can view simultaneously from 6-16 cameras, depending on the type of OS. Remote control of PTZ devices is carried out using both the keyboard and the functions of the subsystems
INTERNET SURVEILLANCE VIA TELEPHONE
There is also the opposite possibility. using a mobile phone as a surveillance camera. In this case, you can use any type of phone with an Android OS. In addition, a Wi-Fi router is required, used as a signal repeater. The connection process will look like this:
- The mobile phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, a static IP address is set on it (it is impossible to PROVIDE precise instructions, since the sequence of actions and menu items can be individual for each specific phone model).
- In the router settings, specify the static local IP address of the mobile phone.
- By purchasing the IP Webcam program from the Play Market and Installing it.
After launching the program on your mobile phone, you need to set the resolution level, file quality and other important parameters. To increase the level of security, it is recommended to change the password to a unique one, as well as change the default port”8080″. In addition, it is necessary to block the possibility of switching to standby mode in the phone.
You can already connect to the phone as to a local network device with its own static local address. But this is not enough for remote access via the Internet. To have remote access, you need to register a unique domain name of the 3rd level on DDNS.
Having registered on the DDNS service, we register the addresses of the router in the account. The service will periodically poll the router for changes in its IP address by the provider and reassign a new account address.
Then you should forward the port on the router. This is done so that by referring to the domain name, the user is redirected to the surveillance device.
This procedure is not complicated, however, for different brands and manufacturers it can be different. Nevertheless, there is enough information on this issue on the Internet and it will not be difficult to find recommendations for a specific router model.
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Option I: phone. laptop
First of all, install a small IP Webcam application. This application will allow you to convert your phone to a wireless IP camera.
Next, connect your phone and laptop to a shared Wi-Fi network. After the first launch of the program, you can make the settings at your discretion (change the resolution. Set the login and password for secure broadcasting), although the default settings are quite satisfactory.
So you can immediately scroll down and click on the last option “Start (Start Broadcast)”.
The camera will start and the address will be provided below for accessing it via the Wi-Fi network, in my case the address was: ” http://192.168.0.104:8080 “. Also, if the phone is already installed in the desired location, you can focus the camera.
Launch any browser on your laptop and follow the link provided. The smartphone camera service will open.
Click on the first link “View in external player”, should start in the player installed on the system by default. For correct operation and the ability to record on a computer, it is recommended to install the free VLC Media Player (second link in the browser).
If you click on the link “Open control panel”, You can access the camera’s remote control panel. You can control the flash, adjust the sharpness, etc.
IP Webcam also supports audio transmission over the network, but in my case, none of the options available in the interface worked. I suspect this is due to the hardware capabilities of my phone.
The application contains a collection of frequently asked questions FAQ, where it tells how to use IP Webcam when communicating via Skype, and about other nuances associated with the implementation of this application.
IP Webcam showed good results when testing a phone and laptop connected via Wi-Fi directly (without using a Wi-Fi router). The picture did not freeze when the phone and laptop were removed at a distance of up to 30 meters, and there were 3 walls between them, one of which was carrying. If connected via a Wi-Fi router, the distance will be limited only by its power.
Surveillance camera from Android phone
Probably, many had a need to follow someone or something, and not being near at the same time, for example: for small children in the nursery or behind the parking lot waiting for a taxi or courier. In the modern world, it is not difficult to organize surveillance. For this we need an Android device (phone or tablet) on Android and a laptop / computer or two Android devices.
Option II: telephone. telephone
To view from a broadcasting phone on another phone or tablet, you need to install IP Cam Viewer Basic.
Configuring Hikvision Registrar View Through Mobile Apps
The article describes how to connect using a mobile device to the Hikvision registrar through the Cloud service for remotely GoPro viewing via the Internet. For writing, a surveillance kit for 4 cameras Worldvision KIT-4x1080P-DOME was used, connected to the EZVIZ cloud. A detailed descrIPtion of the connection is available in the previous section of this review.
To access the recorder via the cloud using a smartphone or tablet, a mobile surveillance software compatible with the recorder is required. Consider the iVMS-4500 or EZVIZ applications, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
The EZVIZ surveillance app is intended only for working with the cloud, and upon launch will immediately prompt you to log in to the EZVIZ cloud service.
By entering the login and password of the cloud service account, the user enters the main menu.
To go to the viewing menu, just click on any of the cameras.
Access to the archive is carried out by entering the section Gallery on the bottom of the screen.
Download links for the EZVIZ surveillance app are on the cloud service page:
The iVMS-4500 application is a mobile version of the iVMS-4200 surveillance software, and has more functions than the previous one. At the first launch, it will ask you to select a region from the drop-down list.
After that, the user goes directly to the live display screen.
To connect a device from the cloud, you need to enter the menu by clicking on the symbol in the upper left corner of the screen, and then select Cloud P2P.
The authorization page in the cloud service will open.
After authorization, a list of devices linked to the account will appear.
Having selected a device, you need to click on Real time display.
The live screen opens again, but now, as its name suggests, it displays live images from the DVR cameras.
The archive is accessed through the Remote Play Menu. Before viewing, you need to specify the time frame of the desired archive and select a camera.
The timeline at the bottom of the screen is used to navigate through the archive.
To download the iVMS-4500 monitoring application, you can use one of the following links, depending on the type of mobile device used:
Play.Google.com/store/apps/details?Id=com.Mcu.Ivmshl = ru. version for Android.
Itunes.Apple.com/ru/app/ivms-4500-lite/id441697527?Mt=8. version for Apple.
Www.Microsoft.com/uk-ua/store/apps/ivms-4500/9wzdncrcx2z4. version for Windows mobile.
Appworld.Blackberry.com/webstore/content/137367/?Lang=en. Blackberry version.
Registering an account via a mobile application
It is important to note that with the help of these applications, you can do all the manIPulations described in the previous section for registering an account and adding a registrar. Considering that both applications are Russified, this greatly simplifies the task compared to setting up through the site. The registration process in the cloud in both applications is the same: on the authorization screen in the cloud service, press the button registration.
Registration of a cloud service user, as well as adding a registrar, is completely identical to the previously described procedure carried out from a personal computer. You need to enter the confirmation code sent to the specified email address, enter the username and password.
I clicked on the plus, you can add a registrar to the cloud account, and then the applications provide a new opportunity. Instead of manually entering the serial number of the registrar, it is possible to scan its QR code with the camera of a mobile device.
The QR code is displayed in the same place as the serial number. on the lower side of the recorder case, and it can also be found in the recorder settings menu section Main menu system maintenance Device information.
Online control of the facility became possible only with the advent of the Internet. Access to the network makes it possible to transmit to the owner’s mobile or his laptop everything that happens at the facility.
For more efficient work, experts suggest using the service of a dedicated IP address. In many providers, it is inexpensive and can significantly increase the reliability of the transmitted information.
If your facility has one camera, then you can set its IP addresses by typing it in a browser and watching what is happening from a computer or tablet. Such security schemes are most often used in small rooms.
If the territory has an area that the device cannot control, then a router is installed in addition to the camera. In this case, an IP address is assigned to a router that combines information from all cameras. It allows you to concentrate all data in one stream.
A recorder can be used to monitor a large object over the phone. Sometimes it can partially perform the functions of a router, connecting all cameras into a single network.
We look. How it works, covert surveillance:
The biggest advantage of such a system is the ability to track an object from anywhere in the world. At the same time, there is absolutely no need to be distracted from work, you can exercise control through a mobile phone. Such systems can be easily retrofitted if it is necessary to add the number of cameras or change the storage location on the network. The level of protection when using such equIPment is very high, so there is no need to worry about the reliability of information and its safety.
Observation, recording and viewing. what is needed for this?
Having considered the options for connecting the device and the princIPle of its operation, you should proceed to the issue of initiating the recording. Modern IP devices allow for event recording. This is the main feature of such cameras. Recording can be initiated using special software for a computer or mobile device. For example, for the Zavio camera, this is the CamGraba program, implemented together with the equIPment.
The simplest case is to switch to recording mode when a motion detector is triggered. You can configure the equIPment so that when an object enters the frame, a fragment or snapshot is sent to the FTR server or e-mail.
The next function is online viewing. This can be done in several ways. The first is to use the web interface of the IP camera. When using it, the viewport of the image directly from the camera is displayed in the browser window that opens.
Putting together a surveillance system:
Remotely through the global network, you can access the camera’s web interface if it is connected to a router or with a direct connection to the provider’s cable.
The image transmission from the device can be carried out by wire, through optical fiber, or as a surveillance for a mobile phone. With a small number of devices, the image is recorded using recorders or viewed in real time on a phone or tablet.
Recording can be carried out on various media: from cassettes with magnetic tape to Raid arrays and disk drives. It is better to use a hard disk for long-term storage. The process is carried out as follows. Has caught the movement in the frame, the recorder goes into recording mode. To save disk memory, this process is not performed the rest of the time.
Step by step setup. on the advice of a specialist
To receive images over the Internet, you need to have software, for example, webcamXP. To start the server, you need to know the type of IP address. This is the name of the unique address of the device connected to the network. There are internal and external addresses, as well as static and dynamic addresses. The first is the identifier assigned to the device at all times. Dynamic. assigned automatically and used only until the connection session ends.
Next, you need to find out your IP address, which must match or be direct. If there are differences, you must contact the provider.
After connecting the cameras, proceed to creating a Virtual Server and checking the readiness of the device for operation. The image transmitted by the device must be clear and executed from any point.
We look. Expert advice, setup:
The next step is to configure the IP Surveillance program. It is used to create and view an archive from a camera. With its help, you can work simultaneously with up to 16 cameras and it is very easy to organize round-the-clock monitoring of the object.
Connect and configure surveillance by phone or tablet
With the development of the Internet, it became possible to control everything that happens at home, even being hundreds of kilometers away.
over, it is absolutely not necessary to buy expensive equIPment for this, it is enough to install a system that works through the world wide web of the network.
It includes inexpensive, but efficiently working devices that allow monitoring by phone, tablet, laptop. The versatility of the equIPment brought great popularity to such a system and the growing demand every year.
Setting up IP cameras
The princIPle of operation of surveillance systems with the introduction of a phone or tablet is quite simple. If you intend to use only one camera, then the presence of Wi-Fi in it is not at all necessary.
Each device of this type has an Ethernet connector, through which it connects to a network with Internet access. When drawing up a contract, you must indicate that you need a static IP.
To view information in a line The address any browser is entered issued for your device, and you are taken to the page from your camera. There are such models of devices that allow you to monitor the Internet and control the camera.
But before Browsing. You need to connect your computer to the IP camera via UTP cable. Further, having entered the device settings, specify the address, login and password for connecting to the network, which are also issued by the provider. Next steps should be save and reload.
See details. Security camera settings:
If you intend to monitor from a phone with the installation of several cameras, you will have to purchase a router. It has an input for internet connection as well as an Ethernet output jack. When choosing a device, the number of outputs is taken into account so that it corresponds to the number of IP cameras used. In this case, when contacting the provider, it is NOT necessary to indicate the need not only for a static address, but also for an access speed of at least 128 kbit / s per camera.
In this case, viewing is carried out by IP and port. Only pre-connect the computer to the router connector.
Based on the information received, we can conclude that the reliability and comfort of working with IP cameras made them the sales leaders. They connect to any mobile device. They have a clear interface and the ability to download a language pack for Russification. All these qualities only confirm their high popularity and make it possible, on their basis, to organize observation from a telephone at any objects.
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 more 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 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 images that are now possible to receive from IP surveillance cameras.
Thanks to the development of technology, telephone surveillance is no longer 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:
- Monitoring an apartment, a summer residence, a house
Sphere of private use Most demanded for surveillance through the telephone. This is the control of the situation in the house in the absence of the owner, and supervision of the staff (nannies, maids, etc.), control of the backyard territory. Many people install an alarm in a house or apartment with an SMS alert function. An image from the scene will allow you to assess how serious the threat is and is it 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 the composition or production works. For employees, this is an additional incentive to do their job well, because they understand that even if you are 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 site allows you to quickly take adequate measures to eliminate or prevent a malfunction.
The possibilities of control are constantly increasing, covering all new areas of our activity. What is needed to receive an image on the phone and how is the Internet monitoring system with data transmission function arranged. on this later.
Internet monitoring on your phone
There are several basic princIPles for building systems:
- Using the capabilities of modern IP cameras;
- Cloud services (Surveilance as a Service, VsaaS)
- Information output from Station equIPment (server, recorder).
The easiest way to organize surveillance at home, in a small office, in the country, is to purchase modern IP cameras, insert memory cards into them and install cameras in the right places. The connection is made to a router with Internet access. Then the cameras are very simply configured on the mobile device, a special application is installed, 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 recorded on the flash-card of the archive 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. Everything has gone to the Cloud storage a long time ago. Cloud monitoring 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 this moment, all information from the camera goes to the cloud storage, and is available on a mobile device both in real time and in viewing mode. The cloud service protects you from losing your archive in case of camera theft. At the same time, you become dependent on the reliability of data transmission channels, Internet operation, and are forced to pay for cloud services.
The surveillance system software allows not only displaying images from cameras on the screen of a mobile device, and 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 surveillance system application with the introduction of servers:
There is another important area in mobile surveillance. surveillance of public places, multi-user systems, surveillance of joint property. A special feature is the need to display information from one 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.
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Remote surveillance via phone and internet
Everyday use of a mobile phone and tablet has become as natural for us, and sometimes as necessary, as using a computer for work. In the smartphone, mobile applications for viewing and sending mail, communicating with friends, learning and entertainment.
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. Also such an important need for every person. ensuring personal safety and the safety of your business. was NOT left aside.
Almost every manufacturer of security equIPment offers mobile applications for monitoring and controlling a remote monitoring system via a phone. Consider the capabilities of such mobile applications and Possible restrictions on use.
How much does remote surveillance cost??
Mobile clients and monitoring over the Internet is a free application to the installed surveillance system. You are required to PROVIDE Internet access, 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 the Internet surveillance system 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 the data transfer to the 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 installed for you. Getting an image on a smartphone is not at all difficult. How to do it. Ask UNIMAX specialists by calling 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 is being observed in systems with the introduction of specially GoPro software. The function of monitoring 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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