How should we get CCTV access from Android?


To access CCTV from an Android device, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Install the CCTV camera’s corresponding mobile app: Most CCTV cameras come with a mobile app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. You can search for the app by the name of the manufacturer or the model of the camera.
  2. Connect the CCTV camera to your Wi-Fi network: You will need to connect your CCTV camera to your Wi-Fi network so that you can access the footage remotely. Follow the instructions provided with your CCTV camera to connect it to your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Launch the CCTV camera app on your Android device: Once you have installed the app, launch it on your Android device.
  4. Log in to the CCTV camera app: You will need to log in to the CCTV camera app using your account credentials. If you have not created an account, you will need to do so by following the instructions provided with your CCTV camera.
  5. View the CCTV footage: Once you are logged in, you should be able to view the CCTV footage from your Android device. You may need to select the camera you want to view if you have multiple cameras set up.

Note: The specific steps may vary depending on the manufacturer and model of your CCTV camera and its corresponding mobile app. Always refer to the instructions provided with your CCTV camera and its mobile app for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Universal CCTV mobile app

There are several universal CCTV mobile apps available that can work with multiple brands and models of CCTV cameras. Some examples of such apps are:
  1. iVMS-4500: This app is developed by Hikvision and supports Hikvision, Dahua, and other brands of CCTV cameras.
  2. XMEye: This app supports a wide range of CCTV cameras, including Hikvision, Dahua, Foscam, and others.

    XMEye is a popular mobile app that allows users to remotely monitor and control their CCTV cameras from an Android or iOS device. The app is developed by Huangwanshui, and it supports a wide range of CCTV cameras, including both IP cameras and DVRs/NVRs.

    Some of the key features of the XMEye app include:

    • Remote viewing: The app allows users to view live footage from their CCTV cameras in real-time, from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection.
    • Playback: Users can also view recorded footage from their cameras using the app’s playback feature.
    • Two-way audio: Some cameras that support two-way audio can be controlled using the app, allowing users to communicate with people near the camera.
    • PTZ control: Users can control the pan, tilt, and zoom functions of their cameras from the app.
    • Push notifications: The app can send push notifications to the user’s mobile device if motion is detected by any of their cameras.

    The XMEye app is free to download and use, and it can be downloaded from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. However, the app may display ads, and some advanced features may require a subscription or in-app purchase.

  3. iSpy: This app supports a variety of CCTV cameras and allows you to view and control your cameras from your Android device.

    iSpy app
  4. OWLR: This app supports many popular brands of CCTV cameras, including Hikvision, Foscam, and Dahua.
  5. IP Cam Viewer: This app supports over 2000 different models of CCTV cameras from various brands.

Note that while these apps are designed to work with a wide range of CCTV cameras, not all cameras are compatible with every app. It’s always best to check the app’s compatibility with your specific brand and model of CCTV camera before installing and using the app.

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