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Android Mobile Phone Remote Video Surveillance

The following video demonstrates accessing CCTV Camera Pros iDVR stand alone digital video recorder remotely over the Internet using an Android mobile phone.

Important Update: the original video on this page was created before the Android app for iDVR and iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs was available. At this time, CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends iDVR-PRO for Android users. The original video for accessing iDVR CCTV DVRs from Android via web browser can be watched here. The latest videos for the iDVR-PRO viewer app for Android can be watched here.

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Video Transcript

Welcome to CCTV Camera Pros demonstration of an iDVR series video surveillance DVR being accessed remotely over the Internet from an Android mobile phone. It this video we will be using an Android cell phone simulator.
  • We start by launching the web browser in the Android phone.
  • Then we navigate to
  • On the login screen, we enter the host name and port number of our surveillance DVR, along with our administrator user ID and password.
  • After we authenticate, the first screen gives us a menu of the cameras that are available to view.
  • One by one we can access the live security camera views by clicking on the link of the camera that we want to see. There is a back button to navigate back to the main menu where you can click on another camera to view.
  • Please note that the video speed on the simulator is slower than the response time that users get on an actual Android cell phone.
  • The frames per second that a user can view remotely from their phone depends on the upload speed of the Internet connection where the DVR is installed. The iDVR can also be accessed from iPhone, Blackberry and Windows mobile phones.
  • In addition to remote mobile access, the iDVR supports remote access from Windows based desktop and laptop computers.
The team at CCTV Camera Pros hopes that this video was useful in demonstrating the iDVRs capability to remotely view live surveillance cameras Android cell phone. For more information on the iDVR, please visit: Please contact CCTV Camera Pros if you have any questions related to video surveillance for home, business, and government use.

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