CCTV cameras and IP security cameras are a very important aspect of securing both homes and businesses. Technological advancements have made it possible to monitor and control these cameras using mobile applications. There are apps that have been developed for iOS devices, android devices and others are compatible with both iOS and android devices. There are many applications available for this purpose and choosing one can therefore be a bit of a daunting task. You need to consider your requirements and the type of cameras you have to be able to get an app that suits your home or business needs. Below are some of the most popular apps in use today.
iCamViewer for iOS
This app is compatible with devices running on iOS 5.0 or later versions and can be used on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It enables the user to view up to 8CCTV cameras or IP security cameras remotely from his/her iOS device. It is not compatible with all camera brands, so be sure to check that it is compatible with the cameras you have before buying it.
There is an app compatible with iOS devices and one for android devices. It is available in several languages including English, Chinese, German, Arabic, French and Czech among others. Most camera monitoring apps are only available in English and cannot be used by non-English speakers. This app allows for remote viewing of live and recorded footage. You can also control opening and closing of doors and switch lights on and off using this app. You can connect your device to multiple cameras at once. The app has some add-ons that you can use for more convenience. However, you have to pay for the add-ons.
VHDR Lite for Android
VHDR Lite is compatible with android 1.6 and up. Using this app, you can connect to multiple cameras remotely and view live footage and videos stored on the camera’s hard drive. You can also control camera angles and zoom in and out using this app.
VHDR for iOS
This app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later versions and can be used on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It has pretty much the same features as the VHDR Lite for Android.
iDVR-PRO Viewer App for iOS and android
Through this app, you can connect your device to multiple cameras at once and remotely view either single, 4-camera, 9-camera or 16-camera grid views. The images and videos are HD as long as you have a good internet connection. It is compatible with most of the well-known camera brands but be sure to check whether the brand you use is among them before buying the app.
The above are just some of the best camera monitoring apps in the market. Other remarkable ones include MobileFocus for iOS and android, VMobile for iOS and android, Push Notifications for iOS, Geovision GV-Eye for iOS, Smartvue for iOS and Android and Security Cam for iOS among others. It is worth noting that not all apps are compatible with all cameras; some apps are meant for specific camera brands while others can be used with different manufacturers’ cameras. Choose an app with good features and one that will enable to get the highest value for your money.
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