iVMS-4500 HD is a great video surveillance app. It can be used to monitor live video feed coming from any type of camera, be it an embedded network camera, NVR, DVR, encoder and network speed dome. Designed only to be used for Android tablets, the iVMS-4500 HD is not an app for everyone. So, unless you have a tablet that runs Android OS version 3.0, you won't be able to use it. This was one of the biggest turn offs for me about this app. It would have been great if I was able to use this video surveillance app on my Android phone as well.
Despite the lack of support for Android phones, this app does have some excellent features to offer to those people that own Android tablets. The live view that it shows from the cameras is crystal clear. The app is capable of showing surveillance videos in HD provided that the camera that is being used for providing the live footage is capable of shooting videos in HD. I was very happy with the live view feature that the app delivered. It was pleasing to see that this app delivered on its promise and I got to monitor live video in HD.
iVMS-4500 HD allows you to see the surveillance footage as it is being shot by a video camera. The app lets you take control of the camera using a wireless network. So, your Android tablet must have a stable Wi-Fi connection in order for you to monitor live video. If Wi-Fi is not available then the tablet must have a secure connection to a 3G or 4G service. The performance of the app will largely depend on the strength of the connection. I was able to get the app working using both Wi-Fi and 3G and it worked fine.
Another great feature of this app is remote playback. The iVMS-4500 HD is capable of recording the surveillance videos as well. You can choose to record the live footage and have it sent over the wireless network directly to your Android tablet. These videos get stored on your Android device. You can then play them on your Android tablet whenever you want. Multiple speed settings are now available for viewing the remote playback which is also a great new addition made to the app. Other great features of the app which I personally liked were PTZ or Pinch-to-Zoom control and alarm control.
- Smart and intuitive user-interface
- Allows you the chance to monitor live video in HD
- Remote playback option
- Multiple speed settings for remote playback
- PTZ control
- Alarm control
iVMS-4500 HD is a smart app which gives you the chance to monitor live video over a secure internet connection. Its lack of support for Android Smartphones is a bit of a letdown, though.