With this setup, I don’t need a local PC or NVR (DVR for conventional CCTV system) for video recording as I am alright with just the motion-detect Time-Line Snapshots.
Remote Control Station: On Mobile Phone
The Mobile Control Station can be your smart phones whether they are Android, IPhone, Blackberry or Windows Mobile. Since it is mobile, I can actually use it locally via my WIFI at home or remotely when I am outside via my 3G or 4G data line.
Figure 10b. is a Live View App on my Android Note 2. Yes, I have 20 cameras I check on anytime anywhere. This App can actually allow unlimited cameras but I doubt the screen or my eye sights can handle more. So I just keep them at 20.
Figure 10b. Mobile Live Viewing with Android/IPhon/Blackberry/Windows App
SmartCCTV VGA IP Camera
Figure 10b-1. Mobile Live View for SmartCCTV VGA IP camera.
SmartCCTV 2MP IP Camera
Figure 10b-2. Mobile Live View for SmartCCTV 2 Megapixel (MP) IP camera.
Needless my explanation, I believe most of us can tell the difference between the VGA and 2MP SmartCCTV IP cameras in the width of viewing angle, vibrance in color, and of course the sharpness of the resolution. However, let us do a bit more comparison in terms of the resolution, so we can really see and realize how big a difference there is.
Digital Zoom Comparison
We shall digitally zoom into the sign board at the back that says ‘AfterOffice’ in both cameras. Bear in mind I am doing this on my Android Note 2. Here are the results:
Figure 10b-3. Digitally zoom into the ‘AfterOffice’ sign board with NuTACT VGA IP camera.
Figure 10b-3. Digitally zoom into the ‘AfterOffice’ sign board with NuTACT 2MP IP camera.
Now we can really see the difference in the resolution of the 2 IP cameras. As I mentioned before, because this is running on the smart phone, it is actually streaming at a lower resolution than 2MP. Therefore you can expect the recorded video in the VMS or NVR to be much higher. Much higher in the sense that you can tell the difference with your eyes.
Remote Control Station: On Notebook PC
Any web browser for CSMC Live View
I can login to my own portal (ie myname.nutact.com) and be able to view all the cameras at different sites, outlets, offices, or my home.
Figure 10d-1. Live Viewing on CSMC portal via any Web Browser.
PTZ and Panic Siren Activation
Clicking on the specific camera view and I get to expand to the full-size at 640x480. The SmartCCTV VGA Indoor IP camera allows me to pan and tilt. I can also control panning left right as far as 270 degree and tilting up and down as much as 90 degree.
All NuTACT VGA indoor IP cameras allow the user to pan and tilt, and self patrolling.
Figure 10d-2. Expanded View on CSMC with PTZ control
Panic Siren Activation
Selecting the model of “NuTACT Indoor with Panic Siren” will allow the user to have the Panic Siren on the user interface. Coupled with the Panic Siren installed along with the camera, the user can now remotely activate the panic siren by clicking the “on” button and turning if off with the “off” button.
Figure 10d-3. Expanded View with Panic Siren Button
Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Optically
This interface is only available for outdoor speed dome which the user can zoom in and out from 5mm to 15mm.
Figure 10d-3. Expanded and Zoomed-in View On SmartCCTV PTZ3x IP Camera