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How to View Dahua CCTV on Your Mobile Device

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Download and install the iDMSS App

The iDMSS app offers a convenient way to view your Dahua CCTV camera footage on your mobile device. You can use the app to control your camera, watch live footage, and even receive push notifications when the camera detects motion. This guide will take you through the steps of downloading and installing the iDMSS app on your mobile device.

Create an account

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the iDMSS app on your mobile device, it’s time to set up an account. First, launch the app and click on ‘Create Account’, then enter the relevant details, such as your email address, a username and password. You may also be required to complete a Captcha. Once all the necessary fields have been completed, “Agree to Terms of Service & Privacy Policy” and press “Create Account.” You will then need to link your system(s) to this profile in order for them to show within the app under ‘My Systems ‘. See below for instructions.

Download and install the app

Downloading and installing the iDMSS app is essential if you want to view your Dahua CCTV footage conveniently on your mobile device. Follow the steps below to get started.

Download the app: You can download the iDMSS from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store depending on what type of mobile device you have. For Android devices, click “Install” from Google Play Store and for iOS devices, click “Get” from Apple App Store.

Install: Once downloaded, open the App and it will begin installing automatically. After installation completes, open the App and enter your user name and password for logging in (this will be supplied by your installer).

Live View: After successful log in, you will be taken directly to Live View mode – where you can see live video surveillance footage from all connected cameras up to 64 channels. You can pan, tilt and zoom each camera as required.

Remote Playback: To view surveillance recordings that have been stored in local memory or on a remote server (if applicable) all you need to do is select “Playback” then choose which camera views and timeframes that you wish to view.

Configure the App

Viewing your Dahua CCTV on your mobile device is easy. All you have to do is download the appropriate app and configure it. Configuring the app can be done in a few simple steps. Once it’s configured, you’ll be able to view your Dahua CCTV on your mobile device. Let’s take a look at how to configure the app.

Set up the app

If you have a Dahua CCTV system, viewing a live stream of your surveillance footage on your mobile device is now easier than ever. In order to access this feature, you need to set up the app appropriately. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to configure the app:

1. Download the iCMOB application from either the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).
2. Open up the app and select “Add” in order to add a new device.
3. Choose “Dahua” as your device type and then enter in “admin” for both user name and password when prompted. Press enter/next.
4. The app will then search for devices on your network – select yours from the list and continue with entering in any prompts necessary until finished adding your device onto the app..
5. When you see that it has been successfully added, open up your device again and select play live video once it completes loading or after pressing enter/next again when prompted about an update (you may be asked for permissions). This will bring up a live view where you can see footage from any of your cameras attached to the system and take snapshots or record videos directly through the app if you wish!

Add your device

Adding your device to the app is the first step in setting up your mobile viewing experience. Once a device has been added, you can begin to add monitors, take snapshots, access recordings and adjust settings all from the comfort of your mobile device. In order to view a Dahua CCTV camera on your mobile device, you will need to make sure that the following requirements are met.

-Your Dahua device must support P2P cloud technology
-The correct version of the application (iDMSS Lite or gDMSS Lite) must be downloaded for either iOS or Android devices
-Your connection method must allow for remote access

Once you have determined that all requirements are met, follow these instructions to add your device:
-Launch iDMSS Lite or gDMSS Lite on your mobile device.
-Tap on (+) icon at home page > “Device Manager” > “+” icon at new page.
-You will be prompted to choose between registering your P2P cloud account and scanning the QR code from an NVR/DVR/IP net camera. Select whichever process suits your current need.
-Complete setup process as prompted by application for successful registration of user account and/or adding equipment successfully.

Configure the settings

Before you view and control your Dahua CCTV on your mobile device, there are few basic settings that should be configured. This guide demonstrates the simple steps you need to take in order to use the Dahua app and connect to your camera.

Configure the settings:
Correctly configuring essential settings will help ensure successful setup and connection between Dahua’s NVR/DVRs, IP cameras, and the mobile application. Review the recommended settings for Wireless Router/Ethernet cables, router port forwarding, DDNS setup (Dynamic Domain Name System), and Phone Settings before downloading/initiating for both Android and iPhone users.

Wireless Router: Make sure both ends of cables are connected firmly; additionally turn off 802.11n protocol for older model routers equipped with that feature which may cause connection instability.
Router Port Forwarding: Each camera requires various ports in order for remote access from a Home Network or through a Mobile interface (such as 3G or 4G). Please refer to the user manual of each product’s port requirements so they can be enabled in the local modem/router.
DDNS Setup (Dynamic Domain Name System): The DDNS resolves domain name or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) into an IP address dynamically if it has been changed due to networks providing a dynamic IP address by DHCP server; configuration follows single-click setup via Web interface making it much easier than ever before.
Phone Settings: Android phones require installation of Plug-in V1 or higher version via Google Play store when using viewer software supplied free by Dahua; also make sure phone’s Mobile Date is ON so P2P works properly for some devices such as VTHxx60A/VTHxx210A series vandal dome cameras with this feature available depending upon firmware versions used. Furthermore enable push notifications from app settings menu in case alarm functions generate warnings from camera side an app notifies them immediately & promptly without delays caused within standard email functions moving alerts via pictures & videos received earlier from them too with text notes alone without either one present at all!

View the CCTV

Viewing the Dahua CCTV on your mobile devices can be easily done by downloading the appropriate software and following a few easy steps. You can access live footage from your CCTV camera on your device, and even can control the camera remotely. This guide will explain the process for you to be able to view Dahua CCTV on your mobile device.

Access the live view

While the funtionality of mobile phones has rapidly improved, accessing CCTV footage remotely is still a technical process. While some networks may be pre-configured to allow you to view the cameras directly from your mobile, if this is not set-up in place then further configuration is needed. This can include both hardware and software changes, depending on each individual system.

In the case of Dahua cameras and recorders, accessing the live view requires that you download and install Dahua’s ‘iDMSS’ or ‘gDMSS’ app on your device. This can either be done as a direct download from a third party application store (e.g., Apple Store or Google Play) or via an .APK file provided by the manufacturer or distributor. Once installed and logged in using your credentials (generated during setup), you should see a main interface screen with various connectivity options for remote viewing platforms such as Mobile Viewer, Web Client and Easy4IP included below:
-Mobile Viewer
-Web Client
From here you will have access to a selection of Dahua CCTV equipment including NVRs, DVRs and IP cameras enabling additional flexibility and ease while monitoring your system remotely.

Access the playback view

Once the necessary components are set up, accessing the playback view of your Dahua CCTV on your mobile device is simple. To begin, open the app and enter your login credentials.

After you log in, you will be taken to the main interface where you can select between Live View, Playback View and Other Settings. Select the Playback View icon to access the necessary recordings for playback.

You will then come to a control window where you can choose an individual camera for playback and adjust various settings such as date and time, display time, data classification (e.g., all images or only motion detections). You may also preview short clips by pressing on thumbnails.

Once all of these settings have been configured, press ‘Play’ to enter playback mode of your chosen CCTV cameras on your mobile device. Now you can pause/play or scroll through recordings looking for any suspicious activities or evidence that could help with criminal investigations or any other matter at hand. Additionally, screenshots may be taken and stored in case they are needed later on. Finally, pressing ‘Stop’ will end the session and take you back to the previous control window so that new settings can be adjusted or a different camera chosen for future sessions

Access the event view

Once you have installed an app suitable for your mobile device, you will be able to access the devices live view and event view. Accessing the event view will allow you to review previous recordings of camera activity, providing a convenient way to monitor or review historical footage or look for past events. Depending on your CCTV system, you may also be able to access a timeline view, which allows for easy searching through a timeline of recorded events. Additionally, some systems allow for integration with other technologies such as facial recognition so that specific individuals can be identified in recordings.


Troubleshooting Dahua CCTV viewing on your mobile device can be a tricky process. Whether it’s a network issue, firewall issue, or an issue with the mobile app, there are a few steps you can take to try and fix the problem. Let’s look at the troubleshooting process and the steps you can take to try and get the CCTV viewing working properly.

Check the network connection

In order to view a Dahua CCTV on your mobile device, it is important to check the network connection between your mobile device and the front-end device. This can be done by verifying that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network or connected to the internet.

Your CCVT may also be configured with a static IP address and port forwarding on your router allowing you to access it remotely. If the front-end device has a static IP, then accessing it via your mobile phone should involve finding out what port is being used in order for you to determine which application can be used for streaming.

If you have trouble connecting to the CCTV using a mobile device, try disconnecting from current Wi-Fi network and connect again. You could also try disabling any VPNs as they may interfere with your connection as well as resetting your router if necessary.

Check the device settings

When troubleshooting issues with viewing Dahua CCTV on mobile devices, it is important to first check the device settings and ensure that all necessary connections, ports, and access restrictions have been set correctly for a better Understanding CCTV Cameras. Access to an NVR or a DVR through the local network must be allowed in the Windows Firewall; port 37777 must be enabled in server connections; and the mobile device must have access to app store download sources (such as iTunes or Google Play).

It is important to make sure that the version of the app installed on your mobile device is compatible with the version of firmware installed on your NVR or DVR for Understanding CCTV Cameras. The app available from iTunes will usually be specialized for your hardware model, so if you reinstall after an upgrade, please check for a more up-to-date version of your product-specific app. For Android users who have upgraded devices since purchase, make sure that you get an updated app from Google Play whenever possible for Understanding CCTV Cameras.

If these device settings have been properly configured, then additional troubleshooting steps may include checking for Internet connection and making sure that no other devices are connected to the same network and using up bandwidth for Understanding CCTV Cameras. If all else fails, it may be necessary to contact customer support for further assistance in resolving any connection issues associated with your Dahua CCTV system for Understanding CCTV Cameras.

Check for any software updates

Before you can use the app and start viewing your Dahua CCTV camera feeds, you need to make sure that your device has the latest firmware version and any necessary software updates. These updates are important as they are designed to provide improved performance, security patches, and access to new features. To check for any software updates:

On your mobile device’s home screen, go to Settings and check for a System Update or Software Update option.
Tap the update and wait for it to download and install automatically.
Click “Install Now” once the installation is completed.
Restart your device when prompted so that all the changes can take effect.
Once you have restarted your device, open the Dahua app on your mobile phone or tablet again and continue with setting up the CCTV viewing process.

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