Smartphone Notifications for CCTV
All of Security Camer aKing CCTV equipment is remote viewing capable, and part of that is the ability to get Smartphone Notifications for CCTV. Making a ‘How to’ guide for setting up CCTV notifications is something we’ve been asked for a bunch of times of our security records are capable of remote viewing, meaning the ability to view the cameras live and recordings from a non-local location using the internet. This can be done on your PC or smartphone, and when done on the phone one can also set up CCTV Notifications. There are several benefits to being able to do this. The first is to be able to see what is going on via live streaming footage and react appropriately. We call this process remote viewing. It’s important to understand that you will need to set up and activate, as well as ensure the functionality of remote viewing before attempting to turn on CCTV Notifications to your smart device.
There are other benefits to having a remote viewing setup complete beyond simply being able to see what is occurring right now. The best example of this is CCTV Notifications, which can be of course set to alert you when recording rules trigger, and even when there are issues with the functionality of the system itself.
For example, if you have Intelligent video Survellience (IVS) and/or motion detection (or SMD) rules set up on your cameras, these can work with your app to help you, the user, know when one of these rules has been triggered. This could be if someone walks into the field of view of a motion detection camera. It could also be when someone trips a tripwire or passes through an intrusion box in IVs rules. Whatever the case, your app when set up for remote viewing can react to these events by triggering notifications on the app. This lets you, the user know when and where to search for footage on your system
To take it further though, the app is also capable of playing back video data steaming, from the recorder’s hard disk. This means that you can get an alert for an event, then, from that same app watch the event the notification is referring to. sometimes this works directly from the notification itself, but it’s more effective to simply initiate playback yourself at the prospective time. You should also check out our guide on How to playback Security footage from your Smartphone, coming soon. However, today’s guide is designed to show you How to set up Security Alerts on Your Smartphone
- The Recorder needs to be connected to an ISP network
- You need to have the app Elite Viewer Pro installed
- Your recorder and App need to be paired for remote viewing already.
So What is Remote Viewing? Well as mentioned above if you want to get Smartphone Notifications for CCTV, your recorder needs to be set up for remote viewing. since all of our CCTV hardware is remote viewing capabilities, as long as you have a goof ISP- internet service provider at the location- then this is a nonissue. Essentially remote viewing is as its name implies a method by which you can see your CCTV system from a location remote from its physical installation placement. This is done via a smartphone or PC using an internet connection alongside the recorder itself set up for this.
Our Tech support team can assist you in setting this process up if you have purchased our recorders from us. They can remote in and assist. However the process is usually fairly easy and with a quick few clicks, one can be connected to and view their recorder from their phone or PC. Once this is set up, the smartphone app can be configured to use notifications for events such as motion alerts, tripwire, intrusion box, and even for system issues. Notifications keep you up to date in real time about occurrences, incidents, failures, and give you an idea of when it’s time to pull footage if need be. They are an extremely useful tool for any CCTV system to b equipped with!
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Thanks for joining us today as we walked you through how to set up CCTV notifications. For more information on this process or any questions regarding product availability, compatibility, or functionality all pour sales Pros today at 561-288-5258 and until next time-
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