Category: Mobile Apps for Security Cameras

CCTV DVR Remote Camera View Mobile App

Does My CCTV Camera DVR Support Remote Viewing from Mobile?

At CCTV Camera Pros, our tech support team is often asked if older CCTV DVRs support remote viewing of security cameras from a mobile app (iPhone and Android). This article was written to assist people in figuring this out. Here are some things that you can do to determine if your DVR supports remote management and live camera viewing.

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Android App PTZ Camera Controls

Android CCTV App with PTZ Camera Controls

The Android app for iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs supports pan tilt zoom controls for PTZ cameras. The PTZ controls from the mobile app work over WIFI and cellular connections (3G, 4G, LTE). The app supports all iDVR-PRO model surveillance DVRs, which currently come in 4, 8, and 16 channel models. The app allows users to view the cameras connected to the DVR in single, four, nine, and sixteen camera grid view on one screen. To control a PTZ camera, the user must switch to that camera in single camera mode, then tap on the screen and select the PTZ controls. Once selected, the PTZ controls for up, down, left right, zoom in, and zoom out appear.

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PTZ Camera Controls from iPhone App

iPhone App with PTZ Camera Controls

The iPhone app that is included with iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs from CCTV Camera Pros has outstanding support for PTZ cameras. Users can control PTZ cameras from the iOS app, which works with iPhone, iPad, and iTouch devices from Apple. The Android app also supports controlling PTZ cameras. The pan tilt zoom controls work over WIFI and cellular networks (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.), so users can access their camera and control movement on the local network where the camera and DVR is located or from remotely over the Internet.

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