In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to add an Elite Recorder to a smartphone using the application Elite Viewer Pro (EVP). Note: If you haven’t set up your recorder for P2P or port forwarding already, be sure to do that first. You can find our video tutorial here: Setting Up Port Forwarding On An Elite Recorder. It will be necessary in order to get the information successfully into the phone so you can remotely view them anytime, anywhere.
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Before we get started, we’re going to want to make sure we have everything we need, so let’s take a look at our pre-setup checklist.
First, make sure the recorder is powered on and you can see your cameras on the local display.
If you have not already, make sure to download the app Elite Viewer Pro (found on the Play Store for Android and the App Store for Apple).
For P2P setups, first log in by clicking the main menu by right-clicking the screen. Then use your pattern or your password.
Next, navigate to the Network menu.
We’ll need to go to the p2p page so we can have access to the QR code associated with the serial number. Leave the recorder on this screen.
For port forwarding setups, you will need the WAN IP and the TCP port of the recorder.
To get the WAN IP, go to canyouseeme.org from any computer on the same network as the recorder.
For the TCP port, you can use the recorder and navigate to the port sub-menu (found under the network menu, under settings).
Write down the WAN IP from canyouseeme.org and the TCP port from the port page in the recorder.
Additionally, be advised that if you normally use the pattern to log into your recorder, you will need to know the actual username and password to complete the setup on EVP today.
Alright, that’s everything we’re gonna need let’s get started.
How To Add An Elite Recorder To A Smartphone With EVP
The first thing we need to do is open up the app.
If it’s your first time opening the app, you’re going to be greeted first by a splash screen and then by a country selection screen. Use the rolling list to select a country or select your recommended option then tap Done.
We’ll be on a blank live preview next. From here, we’re gonna have to tap the home icon in the upper left-hand corner. Next, we’re gonna hit the plus sign in the middle of the page.
Now if you’re doing P2P, go ahead and keep following along with this guide. However, if you’re doing port forwarding, you can skip further down the screen.
So for P2P, we’re gonna start by tapping the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner. Then, tap SN/Scan.
You can use your phone’s camera as a scanner to scan the QR code that you opened up on the P2P page on the recorder earlier or you can manually enter the serial number by tapping ‘Manually enter SN’ at the bottom of the screen, then tapping the field underneath Device/SN.
Using your phone’s keyboard, simply enter the serial number on the screen from the P2P page of your recorder.
Once done scanning or typing this in, simply click Next and you’ll be taken to the add device page.
If using a coaxial system, select DVR. If using a recorder that does IP cameras, select NVR.
From here, you’ll see P2P and the serial number are already filled in. We simply now need to come up with a name for this device
This doesn’t have to be a piece of information that you’ve used anywhere else. You’re just naming the entry in this one phone.
Next for the username, by default it has admin. This is the default username of your recorder.
Change it if it is something else and for the device password simply enter in your recorder’s password
When you’re all done, you can tap Save at the top.
Eventually, your cameras will load in.
Port Forwarding Setup
For port forwarding setups, we’re gonna start out by tapping the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner and then tap IP Domain.
From the next screen, select DVR/XVR if your system is a coaxial camera system and NVR if it’s an IP camera system.
On this page, we have to input quite a bit of information.
For address, put in the WAN IP that you wrote down earlier.
In the port section, you’re going to input the port that you wrote down from the TCP port earlier.
For Device Name, you can use anything. We recommend using something that you’ll remember and is relevant to the recorder.
For Username, input the Username of your recorder (admin by default) and then lastly input the Password.
When finished, tap the Save icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to load in your cameras.
They usually will take just a second to pop in.
So what can we do now with EVP?
Well, the first and most obvious thing is that we can remotely view our cameras, which you can already do from your phone right now. However, there’s a host of other features.
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