ANDROID VIEWING OF SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Need -a- Clue
Need -a- Clue used Ask the Experts™
on
I have an NVR and 6 cams. I am able to view them locally but wish to use my Android cell to view and control them. I was advised by the company that sells the NVR to use gDMSS Lite app to view them. I have used it before and it did work. I have forgotten how to answer the questions that the app wants answers to. I have ALL the pertinent information but just don't know what to input for some questions. Below are the questions. If it says OK then I know for sure that I have input the correct response. If I show all question marks, that is the item I need to fill in "something" whatever it might be.

NAME ?????????
address ok. It is the ip of my nvr
port ok 37777
username OK
password OK

What name are they looking for?
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Carlos ElguetaIT Manager
Commented:
You need to get configure your firewall to accept connections on port 37777; then configure the Android app to point to your WAN IP and port 37777

cheers
Need -a- ClueRESEARCHER

Author

Commented:
I apologize, but I am not knowledgeable enough to follow your instructions. The ONLY thing that I checked for was under security and gaming that there is a single port forwarding entry for 37777.
What do you refer to when you say WAN IP? Is that the Ip address that I get when I go to whatismyip.com? Or the address of the nvr? Kindly explain in more depth if you have the time. I'd sure appreciate it.
@Need-a-Clue - You can download a user manual for gDMSS(Android) Mobile Client from the following URL: (Valid link as of 12/19/2015) - http://www.dtmcameras.be/uploads/GDMSS.pdf 

DVR Title: Name the device you are about to add
Server: Device IP in WAN or dynamic domain.
Port: Device port value.
User Name:  The user name you login the IE.
Password: The password you login the IE.
Max Channel: The max channel number of your DVR
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

Carlos ElguetaIT Manager
Commented:
Your router/firewall (typically the device where your Internet Services is connected) needs to be configured on the security site. Options are a little different per manufacturer, but you would configure something like this:
WAN IP (the Ip address that I get when I go to whatismyip.com) requests from internet on port# 37777 send to NVR IP.
Good luck!
Most Valuable Expert 2013
Commented:
What name are they looking for?

You can choose,!

it's just to identify that connection uniquely on your phone.  If you were adding another connection you could call the first "Work" and the second "Home", it's just to label them in the App.  The rest of the information needed you already have.
btanExec Consultant
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
if you are looking at gDMSS Lite from Zhejiang DAHUA Technology Co., Ltd. You can also see a short guide (pdf) When you add a device, there are various option to do it, the pdf runs through for "P2P" (that also requires NVR serial no but no IP address) and in your case, you are using IP address option hence the NVR IP address is included. Regardless, the options, the "Name" is one of the entry and (to me) it is like the "hostname" given to your NVR device - default should be "DVR", the important setting is the IP and credential login which must allow access into NVR device. Maybe good to remote login to the NVR to check those device info and user account granted just to make sure..
Need -a- ClueRESEARCHER

Author

Commented:
Thanks so much for your well thought out solutions.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial