How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone
Hi everyone, Joe here with a highly requested tutorial on “How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone”. We get asked this question many times a day and we spend a lot of our time helping newer customers get this set up for the first time. Now, we’re happy to be able to present you with this combination Article and video guide page which will show you how from start to finish to make sure you can see your cameras on your phone. This will work with iPhone or Android, so it doesn’t matter which kind of smartphone you have. In order to be able to successfully view your Cameras from your phone, you’ll need to ensure the following first:
“How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone” Checklist:
- Your Recorder is on, and you can see your cameras on the local display
- You have an Ethernet cable running from your recorder’s primary LAN port (not the onboard POE) to an internet supplying modem or router.
- You have a mouse attached to the local unit
- You have a smartphone with the Application Elite Viewer Pro installed for either iOS or Android.
- You’ll have to set the Recorder up for P2P first if you haven’t, check out the mini-guide, and video below
- After P2P is done, Check the next set of steps.
“How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone” P2P setup:
- The first thing we need to do is log into our recorder if we have not already done so. We can do this by right-clicking anywhere on the screen with the recorders mouse and then clicking Main Menu. This will automatically prompt the login dialogue box. Use the mouse to input your username, and password to log in- or use your Dot and Line Pattern to log in.
- Once logged in, we will automatically be taken to Main Settings Page. Move the mouse down to the bottom of the Screen, and Click Network
- This will take us to the network menu, and should automatically put us on the TCP IP Page.
- The Next thing we need to do is go to the P2P Menu, this can be found on the bottom left-hand side- in the list of menu options here. Go ahead and click P2P.
- Now that we are in the NAT tab, I’m sure you’ll notice the two QR codes Right away. The QR code on the right is the only one we’re concerned with. It represents the Recorder’s Serial Number, which is also written below the code. In our videos on adding the recorder to mobile, Pc, or Mac, we explain how to use this QR code. For now, we first need to Activate the P2P function. To do this simply click the slider you see next to “Enable” and then Hit Apply. I bet you won’t believe this but you’re already done activating P2P, yep it’s that quick!
- Now that P2P is activated, leave the screen for p2p open- as we will need the QR code on the right labeled “SN” when we use the app. Now, turn your attention to your smartphone. It’s time to open up the EvP app and follow the next steps!
“How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone” EvP setup:
- Follow the onscreen prompts to get through the introductory setup process. Choose your region, give permissions to the app, and then it should put you on the home page.
- From here, Tap the (+) in the Upper Righthand corner, then Tap “SN/SCAN”
- Now, this may ask for permission to use your phone’s camera if it does allow it. Use the camera, to scan the SN labeled QR code on your recorders screen. This will auto populate the field with the Serial #. If you cannot get your camera to scan the code, you can tap MANUALLY ENTER SN and type the SN# you see beneath the QR code in manually.
- Once this info is entered, select a device type. If you have a DVR select DVR/XVR, if an NVR, select NVR
- On the last page, enter in a ‘name’ for this device in your phone, it can be anything you like.
- Enter in your record’ers username,e (admin by default) and password (you should know this information, patterns will not work on the phone app)
- Save, and this should take you to the Home Page, or Live Preview
Thanks for joining us today as we went over “”How to View my DVR or NVR on my Smartphone”. We hope the guide was able to get you through the process and remember to watch the videos too for visual aides along the way. If despite the tutorials you are still having trouble getting your system on your smartphone, please call 561-2885258 and ask for technical support. You will need to provide an email address, order #, or account # in order for us to be able to verify the product purchase so that we can assist you.
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