How to Connect Your DVR Using an iPhone | Security Camera King
this article is a quick tutorial on how to connect a dvr using an iphone. For this tutorial, we will be using the TechPro SS+ app, which can be found in the Apple App Store.
Be sure to download the app to your phone once you’re ready to get started. you can also follow our video demonstration, which can be found at the end of this article.
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how to connect your dvr using an iphone
To get started, make sure you install the techpro++ app on your phone. you’ll also need to gather a few things before you can connect your dvr.
make sure you have the internal ip of your dvr, the tcp port of the dvr and your username and password. To get this information, just go to main menu>settings>network on the frontend.
your iphone also needs to be connected to the local wifi which the dvr is also connected to. it will also work if your phone is connected to the same router as your dvr. once you have your ip address and have verified your connections, you are good to go.
add dvr to device manager
first, open the techpro++ app on your iphone. then select the top left icon to go to device manager. then select add in the top right corner. now select add manually. here you will need to manually add your information (name, address, port, username, password, channel).
under name, you can choose any name you want to use. for the address, you will need to enter the internal ip address of your dvr. in port, enter whatever your dvr’s tcp port is set to. the username and password will be the credentials you use to log in to the dvr. lastly the channels will be the number of channels or number of cameras you want to have on your dvr.
once you have finished entering this information, select save. then select the menu icon located in the upper left corner to return to the previous menu.
add cameras to live preview
next we will connect to the dvr and view the cameras. To do this, first open the live preview within the menu. you should see a series of windows with plus signs in them. these windows are the available channels.
then select the plus sign inside one of the boxes to open a channel. once the box is highlighted, select the plus sign again. find the name of the dvr you created or want to add, then select the green button next to it to open a dropdown menu.
From the dropdown menu, select the camera you want to see in the live preview. do this again for each of the cameras you want to be able to view. you can also double tap the channel to open that camera in full screen.
In full screen mode, you can view the camera horizontally by rotating your device. there is also a menu that appears on the right side of the screen. In the menu, you can touch the camera icon to take a snapshot. snapshots are stored on your device’s internal storage. you can also add specific camera views to your favorites by selecting the star icon.
at the bottom of the screen, you can see other functions. For PTZ cameras, select the preview and move the viewing angle by simply swiping left or right. pinch the preview with two fingers to zoom in or out.
note: there is a separate app available for ipads called process tracking which supports up to 16 channels. here, you can view up to 16 cameras at the same time.
access the dvr externally
To view your cameras on the go, you will need to access the DVR externally. To access your DVR externally, you need to create an external connection. first, you will need to know what your external ip address is. once you are on a computer or device that is connected to the external network, go to a website like www.canyouseeme.org to get the ip address.
go back to the main menu and then select device manager. then select add and add manually. add your information for the dvr one more time to distinguish it as the external connection. once you have finished entering your information, select save.
make sure your iphone wifi is turned off. Now go back to the main menu. select live preview. choose the plus sign for one of the channels to highlight it. select the highlighted plus sign again.
Locate the name you just created for your external connection and select the green button next to it. then choose the camera you want to add. do this again for all the security cameras you want to be able to see in live preview. the functionality within the app will be the same as above.
external dvr connections are extremely useful when you need to remotely view your security camera footage whenever you are away from your property.
thank you for following our tutorial on how to connect your dvr using an iphone. If you have any difficulties, please watch the video guide provided below and follow our visual demonstration. If you have any difficulties or need additional technical support, please contact security camera king for help.