VMS / VSaaS Mobile Apps Guide

By Sean Patton, Published Nov 15, 2021, 11:04am EST

This 24-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of mobile apps in VMS/VSaaSes.

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In this guide, we cover:

  • Mobile Monitoring
  • Mobile App vs Web Client
  • VMS vs VSaaS Mobile Apps
  • Viewing Live Video
  • Search/Playback Limits
  • PTZ Control Common
  • User Interface Issues
  • Notifications
  • Audio
  • Maps
  • Administration
  • VMS Mobile Server Requirements
  • Mobile App Platforms
  • Transcoding Complexity
  • Streaming Modes
  • Stream Quality Selection
  • Remote Connectivity

Mobile **********

************, **** ***** *** only ****** ** ****, using *********** ******** ******** connected ** ****. ** NVR/VMSes **** *******-********* *******, and ********-***** ******* ******* were ****, ******* *** with *** ***** ******* could ** **** ** monitor ***** ******** **** a ****'* ***, ** less ******** **** *** Internet.

******* **** **** ** provide ****** *******, ******* early ****** ******** ******* limited ********** *** *******, which ******* ***** *** with *** ***** *******. However, ** *** *** client ********* *********, ******* were **** ** ***** multi-camera ****** **** **********, without *** **** *** a ***** ******.

****** ****** ********** ********* uses ***/***** ****** ****, offering ****** ****** ******* than ** * ******, but ************* ******* ****** sizes.

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Mobile **** ** *** *******

***/***** ********* ***** ******** in ****** **** ***** on *** ******** *** and ********* *********** ** the ****** ********.

*** ****** *** ******* typically ***** ***** ***** viewing ********, ******* ** what ** ******* ** their *** *******. **** means ******* ** ** system ************** *** ******* in-depth ***** ************* ************. Full *** ******** *** commonly **** ********* **** using * ***** ****** on **** ******** ** hardware **** ***** ********.

***** ****** **** *** also ******* ** **** viewing ******** *** ***** searching. *******, ****** *****, VSaaS *** ******* ***** complete ****** ************** (*.*. users, *******, *********, *************), alarm/events ******, *** *************/********* searches, ******* **** ***** do *** ***** ***** clients. *******, ***** ****** apps **** *** ***** camera ***********/************ ******* *** mobile *** ** ******** a **-**** ** *** device.

*** ***** ****** (*.*. access, *********, ***) *********** is ******** ** ***/***** web *** ****** ****.

VMS ** ***** ****** ****

*********** *** ****** **** are ********* ******* ** a *********, **** **** application *** ******* **** video. ******* ***** ************ did *** ***** ****** secure ********-********* ****** **********, mobile **** **** ******** positioned ** * *** for ******** ***** ** quickly **** ***** ***** away **** ***** ******* monitoring *******, *** ***** connected ** ***** ***** Wi-Fi. ***** ***** ******** ** ****** *****-**** connectivity** *****, ****** **** are ***** ********* ******* as ******/******* *** *******.

******* *** ******* ********* adoption ** ****** **** as ******* ********** *******, as **** ***** *****' remote ****** ********** **********. Since ******* ******* ****** cloud-based **********, **** ********** accessing ************ ***** ** one's *****. ** ****, using * ***** ****** app *** ***** ********, and ******* ******** ***** more **********, ******, *** notification ********.

Viewing **** *****

******-****** ******* ** *** most *********** ******* ** VMS *** ***** ****** apps. **** ****** ****** apps ****** ******* **** and ******** ******* ***** single-camera *******, *** ******* a ****/******** ** *** bottom ** *** **** for ******** ********* ******* video:

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*** ****** **** **** commonly ***** *****-****** **** viewing *******, **** ****** to ***-***** **** ****, similar ** *** ***** clients. ******** * *** of ******* ************** ** a ***** ****** ** difficult/not *********, ** ******* details *** ** **** as **** ****** ** very *****:

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***** ****** **** ** not ******** ******* *****-****** live *******. ***** ** no ********* ****** *** VSaaSes ****** ******* *****-****** live *******, *** ** is *** ****** *******. This *** ** * problem ** ***** *** trying ** ***** ******** across * ********.

Recorded ***** ******* ***********

******* ******** ***** ** a ***/***** ****** *** is ******** ******* ** a ****** ******. ****** apps ********* ******* ******** the ***** ** ********* to **** * ****** or ****-****** ***** ****** for **** ** ******** video:

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***** *****-****** ******** ** uncommon, *** ******* ****** sizes ** **** ****** devices *** ***** *** visible *******, ** ** offered ** **** ***/***** mobile ****:

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***** *** ***** ***** appears ** **** *****-***** stitching, **** *** **** 2 ****** ******* **** a *****-****** **** ******* in *** ***** *****. VMS/VSaaS ****** **** ** not ***** **-*** ***** stitching.

Search ***********

****** ******, *****, *** event ******** *** ******** supported ** ***/***** ****** apps:

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*******, ****** *** ******** typically ** *** ******* features ****** ** ***/***** clients, ********* ****** ******* for ******* ****** ***********/********** and ****** ***** (*.*. ignore * ****** ***** that ******** * ******* after *** ********). ** a ******, ****** *** searches *** ******* ****** noise **** ************* ******* (e.g. *****, *******, ***.).

********, **** ****** *** motion ******** *** **** rudimentary, ********* ****** *********** in *** ***** ********, but *** ********* * list ** *******:

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******* **** ******* ****** AI *********, ** ******* or *****, *** **** likely ** ***** ******/******* analytics ******, ** ******** to ***** ******/******. *** example, *******'* ******* ****** app ****** ****** *********** and ******/******* ********** ******:

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*** ****** **** ********* do *** ***** ******** analytics ******. *** *******, while ******** *** ***** client ****** ***** *********** of****** ************************ *********, *** ****** * App **** ****** ******** details *** ***** ******** boxes *** ******/******* *********:

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********, *********, ********, ** basic *** '**** ** interest' ******* **** *** commonly ********* ** *** thick *******, *** ******** in ****** ****:

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PTZ ******** ******

**** **** ***** *** ability ** ******* *** capable *******, ********* ********* pre-existing *******. *** *************, performance, *** ******** ******** differ ******* ******; ** some ****, ********** ****** gesturing ** *** **** is **** ******* *** on-screen ****:

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******* **** ******* ** not ******* *** *******, their ****** **** ** not ******. **** ** primarily *** ** ******* issues/limitations ******* ** *** latency ** ******** ******* the ********, *** ******** lack ** **** ********. IPVM ******* **** ***** a ***** ******* ***** ******* *** **** * years, **** *** ************ of *****-****, ****-********* ***** cameras.

Mobile ********* ** ******

****** **** **** *********** commercial ************ ************* *** much **** ****** **** most ******** **** ** suffer **** **** ** design. ***** ****** **** likely ***** **** ******** for ********** ***** *** for ******** *****, ** may *** ******, ********* on *** **** ** issues.

*** *******, ****** ***** are *** * ******* for ***** ******** *****, because **** ***** ***** functions *** ******* **********. Daily ******** ***** **** be ******** **** ** multiple *** *******, ****** menu *******, *** ******* interface ******/****.

Unlabeled / ********* *******

* ****** ** ***** is ******* ******** *******, with **** ****** **** not ******** **-*** **** and **** ******* **** to **** ******. ***** some *******, **** ** snapshot, ******, ** ***** on/off *** ***** *** universal, ****** *** ****** not ******* ** ************* users. ************, ******* **** buttons **** ** *********, PTZ, ***., ******** ** feedback **** ***** ******** are *** *********. *******, they ****** ** *******.

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**** ****** **** **** examples ** ***** ****** buttons, ********* ********* *** captured **** * *****-***-***** camera ****. **** ****** apps **** ***** ******* with ****, ** ********* any ******** *********:

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**** ******, *** **** intrusive, **** ****** **** may ***** ********* ******* when ******* * ****** fullscreen ****** ******:

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***** **** ****** ****** visibility ** *** ******, it ** *******/********* ** users ** *** ******** and ****** ****** *************.

*************

****** *** ************* *** widely ********* ** ***/*****, and ********* ******* **** stamp *** ********* ** the *****/***** **** ********* the ************:

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************* *** ** ******* to ******** ****** ** certain ****/***** ********* ** the ****'* ****************:

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*** *********** ** **** tasks ** ************* *** be ******** ****** ****** with ********* ***/*******. *** more ******* ** *******/***** ********** *****.

*****

**** **********-******** ****** **** do *** ******* *****. In *******, ** ** typically **** ****** *** home / *** ******** apps ** ***** **** than *** ********** **** (likely ********** ******** ******** in ********* ** **** is ********* ** ***** homes).

** **** ** *********, carefully ***** ******* ******************** *** ****-**** ***** capabilities.

****

**** ***** **** ***** maps *** ******* ****** locations ** * *** or *********, ***** **** helps ****** ******* *** troubleshooting ***** **** *** offline:

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*******, ****-******* **** *** be ********* ** ******** on * ***** ******. Moreover, *** ****** **** are ****** ***********.

**************

*** ****** **** ****** offer ************** ** ******* to ****** ******** ** cameras, ********** ** **** access *****.

*******, **** ******* ******* adding ******* *** ******* via ****** ***:

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************, ***** ****** **** are **** ****** **** VMSes ** ***** ************* of ****** ********, ********* view ********, *****, *** analytics *************:

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*******, ****, *********, ************, and *********** ************* ** typically ******** *** ***** web ******* (** ***** clients ** *******).

*********

****** ******* **** *** often **** ** ******* while ** *** ****, the ****** ** ****** devices ********* ****** ** several *******:

  • *** ** *******: **** *** **** support **** *** *** Android *********. ** *******, most ***/******* ***** ******* parity ****** **** *********; but ***** *** ******** delays ******* *** ******** on *** *** ***** and **** *****.
  • ** *******: *** ******** ******* of **** *** *** and *** ****** ** ensure *************; *.*. **** 2 **** *** *.* may ** ****** ** supported.
  • ****** ****** ****: *** ** ****** size *********, ****** *** menu ******* *** ** designed *********** (**** *** and ******) **** ******* on * ***** ****** such ** * ******** phone ******** ** * large ****** ***** ***** is **** **** ******. Some ******** ******* *** number ** ********* ******* per ****** ** **************** ** ********* ******. However, ** *** **** of **** ****** *** increased ************* ** *** last * *****, **** VMS/VSaaSes **** ***** * single *** ******* *** phones *** *******.

VMS ****** ************

**** ***** ******* ********** components ** *********, *********:

  • ** ********** ****** (********* called ******* ** ****** server) ***** **** ** be ********* ** * dedicated ******.
  • ********** ****** ******** *** those ****** ****** *****

******* *** **** *** time ** *** *****, often ***** ********** ********** will ********* *****, ********** CPU ***********. ** ******* to ***** *** ***'* preferred *** ********** ****, as *** ******** ***** be ***********.

Streaming *******

***/***** *** ***** ****** methods ** ****** ***** to ****** ****:

  • *****
  • *.***
  • ***/*** (**** *.*** *** the ****** ****-****** ***********).

*** **** ********* ***** here ** ******* *** video ** ***** ********** (e.g., *** ***** ** recorded ** *.*** ** but **** ********** ** MJPEG *** ** *.*** VGA **** **** *** to *** ****** ******). Many ***** ************* ********** MPEG4/H.264 ***** ** ***** at *** *********** (*******, 640x480) *** ***** ***** phone **********:

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*********** ******* ** ********** server ****. ** *** tests, *** **** ********* by ~*-*% *** ****** when ******* ******* *** turned ** (*********** **** MPEG4). **** ******* *** number ** ******* ***** may ** ******* *** server *** **** ** accounted *** **** ****** hardware.

*******, ** ***** ********** has ******* *********, **** VMS/VSaaSes *** ******** ****** H.264 ** ****** ****, eliminating ** ********** **** additional ****** ****.

Stream *********

**** *** **** ***** for ******* ** ******* based ** *** ******* the ****** ** ********* to *** ******* ************ performance.

  • ************: **** *** ******** to *** * ****** quality **** ***** **-**, and ***** ******* **** using ******** ***** ********* usage ** ******.

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  • *********: *** ****** *** will **** ** *** VMS ******'* ************* *** Remote ***** **** ** an ******* ********** ***** quality/resolution/FPS ****** ******* *** multistreaming **** ** ****** to ****** **- ********** of ******* ************ ****.
  • *******: ******* * "********* optimization" ****** **** ** available **** **** **** will ***** *** *** to ****** ****** *** quality ** *** **** to *** ****** ** reduce *********.

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VMS ****** ************

************, *** ***** ***** management ******** **** *** deployed **-****. ** *** extent **** ***** ***** be ******** ********, ** was ********* ** *** user ***** ** ****** ******-**** **********, ****, ***.

**-**** *** ******* ************* have ******** ***** ** set ** ***** *** remote ******. *** ****, this ** ****-********* *** something **** ** *** understand ****, ****** ** either *********** *********** ** set ** ** **** in * *** **** increases ******** ** ***************.

**** ************* **** ***** *****-**** capabilities, *** ** ********* customer ****** *** ******* competition **** *******. *** performance ** ***** ********* vary, *** **** ********* are ****** **** **** and **** ****** **** other ******* (*.*. **** forwarding, ***).

VSaaS ****** ************

************, ***** *** ********* cloud-only, ** "******", ******* no *** ****** ** appliance **-****, ****** ******* phoning **** ******** ** the *****, *** ****** apps ********** ******* *** VSaaS ********'* ********** ** view *** *******. ***** connecting *** ****** **** setting ** * ***, latency *** ***** ************* high (**-** *******).

****** ******, ******* ** hybrid ***** ***** ***** low ******* ****** ********* (1-2 *******) ******* ****** cloud *******/****** (*.*. ***, Azure, ******). **** ***** them **** ******, *** reliable ** ***** ******* resources **** ******* * high ***** ** **********/**********.

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