With the ease of installing IP security cameras these days any IT consultant with half a brain should be adding cameras to their proposals as they are a nice simple way of generating extra revenue. The biggest issue these days is actually what to do once you have the cameras installed. Sure most of them can record to disk, but what if you are away from the office and want to do know right now what is happening on multiple locations? So far the answer is to bring up multiple web pages, its fairly clunky and doesn’t give you any real options, so what if you could manage multiple cameras very easily on your phone? Continue reading after the break to learn how Tiny DVR brings you this level of functionality.
What is Tiny DVR?
A DVR is a digital video recorder and while the app’s name is Tiny DVR it actually doesn’t really have any recording ability other than the ability to take a screen capture. Most IP surveillance camera systems come with some kind of recording software and even have alerting functions that can fire off instant messages and emails when movement is detected.
Where Tiny DVR comes in is not to handle to recording, but to be able to quickly access the cameras for real-time monitoring.
Now imagine you are sitting at home relaxing and you get a text message that a camera has detected movement back at the office, with Tiny DVR you can run an app and quickly see what is happening back in the office and decide if you need to take any action.
- Support for M-JPEG IP cameras and webcams of all major vendors
- Support for up to 16 cameras simultaneously
- Support for over 40 different cameras
- Supports any webcam using custom M-JPEG/JPEG request
- Multiple camera layouts (2×2, 3×3, 4×4, etc.)
- Sequence mode
- One click camera sharing by email
- Control Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras
- Digital zoom
- Snapshot to SD card
- No ads
Tiny DVR provides multiple camera layouts from simple 1×1 to a handful of multiple camera layouts. Double-tapping on a particular view will open that view full screen. Double-tapping again anywhere on the screen will zoom into that spot and swiping up/down/left/right can control pan/tilt/zoom cameras. If you are in full screen mode, you can also start a slideshow mode which will switch between cameras automatically.
Is Tiny DVR For You?
If you need to manage one or multiple IP video cameras and are not always sitting in front of a computer, then you may well be able to take advantage of Tiny DVR. With up to 16 different cameras that you can configure, Tiny DVR can actually be quite a handy tool in a security office. Imagine security guards walking around with 7” Android pads and being able to monitor multiple locations while still walking around. With cheap Android-based tablets hitting the streets for around $150-$200, you could mount several on a desk for less than the cost of an LCD monitor and not have to have it connected to a computer.
Given that Tiny DVR will set you back a whopping $0.00…yup, that’s right, this is a FREE application, it can certainly make sense to use it when appropriate.
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