In this document, it goes over the functions of the various menus inside the ICRSS Pro app for Android and IOS devices. In order to get to all menus, the menu list is in the top left corner with the 3 bars icon.
- 1 Device Manager / Adding a Device
- 2 Live View
- 3 Playback
- 4 Local Files
- 5 Alarm Manager
Device Manager / Adding a Device
Device Manager is where you add or modify the devices added to your phone app. There are several ways to add a device to your phone app. The methods are P2P, icDDNS, IP/Domain
Press the plus in the top right corner and select P2P. Give this profile a name then either put the serial number of the unit inside “SN” or select the box to take a picture of the QR code in the recorders P2P settings. Enter the username and password of the recorder then press the save in the top right corner or select Start Live Preview to bring the cameras up directly.
If the connection fails or timeout then verify your device has internet access. If you have internet access but still can’t connect check the P2P section under Network Settings of your REcorder. There will be a status indicator which will either say “Connected/Connect success” if it is connecting or offline/not connected if it isn’t connecting over P2P.
Some Networks don’t allow P2P connection so it may not connect in which case you will need to use IP/Domain for connection.
Press the plus in the top right corner and select IP/Domain. Give this profile a name then either put the local IP, external IP or DDNS. Then put in the TCP port along with the username and password of the recorder. Press the top right to save.
IC Realtime provides a DDNS service in the recorder network settings. You can designate a custom DDNS address.
In order to connect to your device remotely using External IP Address or DDNS you will need to port forward the TCP port (Default 32789/37777) and for audio the UDP port (Default: 37778).
- DDNS - Some networks don’t have NAT loopback capabilities in which case it will fail to connect to the recorder using the DDNS address while on the local wifi. If this happens must add a second local device with the recorders local static IP address.
VTO INTERCOM DEVICES
Press the plus in the top right corner and select IP/Domain. Give this profile a name then either put the local IP, external IP or DDNS. Then put in the TCP port along with the username and password of the VTO. Select connect VTO then press the save in the top right.
Live View is for viewing camera feeds live. In order to bring up a camera, there are several ways.
Option 1: Click the + symbol in the window screen. A new window will come up. Select your device from the list. If the device isn’t added yet then the list will be empty.
On Android Only you can click on the + icon in the top right of the Device List window which will take you to Add Device. To Add a device on iPhone you will need to go to Device Manager. For more assistance on adding a device see Device Manager section
Option 2: Top right corner is a Camera icon. If selected will also bring up the Device List window.
Option 3: Click on the favorites icon and select the group of cameras to load. To create a favorites group see favorites section
- Views - Changes the number of cameras can be viewed on a single screen.
- Views with Play Icon / Stop Button - Bring up previous videos / Closes all video feeds.
- Screenshot - camera icon will perform a screenshot of the video feed selected.
- Record - To record footage, select the recorder icon on the bottom right and select it again when done with the recording. The videos will be stored in local files.
- Realtime Playback - will allow you to bring back previous footage from 30 seconds ago while in live view.
- Microphone - Allows talking through a camera that has a speaker either built-in or attached.
- Lock - Allows unlocking door strikes connected to outdoor stations.
- PTZ Control - Allows to pan, tilt or zoom.
- Fisheye - used for 360/720 Fisheye cameras. Tap the icon then move your finger up to zoom in and down to zoom out. When zoomed in move left and right by dragging your finger left or right.
- Encode - switches from main to substream and ability to change encoding settings.
- Alarm - Turns alarms on and off
- Audio - Allows audio to come through your device from the camera
- Conditions - open/close display parameter panel
In the top right is the device list; here you can select a recorder or by pressing the arrow on the right, select individual cameras, then press start live preview at the bottom.
At the bottom of the app, there are different splits to view the cameras. There is a 4 split, 9 split and 16 split to choose from; Double tap one box to get it into a full-screen mode. The box with the clock next to the 16 split will bring up the last set of cameras that were up previously.
Favorites Menu To create a favorite group, select the folder in the top right and give it a name. Select the folder just created and press the star in the top right. Select all the recorders to put in the folder or press the arrow on the left and select the cameras individually, then save in the top right.
Live View Favorites icon is the star in the bottom right, tap the star and select the group you made under the favorites setting menu. You can also rename/delete the group through pressing the star and holding the group down or sliding the group to the left and selecting delete.
To add a camera to the favorites from the live view menu Select the camera that you want to add and then click on the Favorites icon. Select the group you want to add the camera to and it will be added.
To move a PTZ camera through the app, go to the blue bar at the bottom and slide it to the left until you see the circle with arrows and tap it. Slide your finger in any direction to move the camera or pinch to zoom in and out. The magnifying glass will bring up a negative/plus sign that will also allow you to zoom in. The box with the plus inside will adjust the focus as well as the iris with the next icon. The flag icon will bring up the presets, tap the flag icon button and select the preset number, then tap the checkmark button to call.
Playback is for viewing the pre-recorded footage at hour increments through images or video.
Click on the + symbol in the camera feed area and the settings will come up. There are slight differences between Android and IOS.
Click on the start time field and the Calendar will come up to select the Date. After selecting the date you need to select OK and the time field will show up to select the time. Next step is to select the end time/stop time same procedure as Start Time. Next step is to Select Record Type. On Android, you have the option to Select ALL which will make it easier for pulling playback. If you know the recording mode wither its Continuous/Regular 24 hour recording or Motion then select the appropriate record mode otherwise leave it on ALL. Below that select your device and the camera you wish to view and it will start.
Click on the start time field and the Date and Time will come up to select the Date and Time of the video you need. Next step is to select the end time/stop time same procedure as Start Time. Next step is to Select Record Type. You need to know the recording mode wither its Continuous/Regular 24 hour recording or Motion then select the appropriate record mode otherwise when pulling playback it will be blank. Below that select your device and the camera you wish to view and it will start.
- IMPORTANT: Can only pull playback from the same full day meaning 00:00 to 24:00. It will not pull playback from multiple days meaning January 1st 9PM/21:00 to January 2nd at 4AM/04:00. In order to pull that either pull 9PM/21:00 to 12PM/24:00. Or 12AM/00:00 to 4AM/04:00.
Screenshot - To perform the screenshot function, select the camera icon in the bottom right. The images will be stored in local files.
Record - record footage, select the recorder icon on the bottom right and select it again when done with the recording. The videos will be stored in local files.
- Fast/Slow Play - The two arrows going to the right will perform a faster playback and the play button with a slash through it will perform a slower playback.
- Play/Pause - the single arrow going to the right is the play button to start the playback and once it is activated it will turn into two lines that will pause the footage.
This will allow you to view snapshots saved as long as snapshot recordings are set to record in the storage section of your recorder. Usually set with motion detection function or Alarm triggers.
To access snapshot playback on the playback menu at the top of the window select the photo icon to the right of the video feed icon.
This menu is where all video feeds and snapshots that you have downloaded from playback or live view are stored.
In order to play the videos saved just simply click on the video and it will start playing. If it is a snapshot/screenshot it will bring up the image if selected.
Saving / Sharing / Deleting Clips or Images
The files are stored in the phone app and not in your phone's gallery. If you want to save the files to your phone's local gallery in order to move it to another device or to share it then select the edit button at the top right corner. It will put a gray overlay over all items. Select the items you wish to save to your phone or share (selected items will put a blue check mark). At the bottom of your phone, 3 buttons will become available.
The very left icon is the share icon. If you select that icon it will bring you your devices sharing options. Select your sharing platform and send.
The center button looks like a memory card icon is the save button to save the video or images to your local gallery/storage. Once selected it will begin to save it and provide a progress.
- Android - the files will be stored in Internal Storage -> snapshot and the files will be in subfolders of mp4/playback/video.
The icon on the right that looks like a trash can is the delete button. Selecting that will delete the footage from your phone.
Alarm Manager is used to enabling or disabling push notifications. Push notification tones will depend on your own phone settings.
- Push Type - Used to assign what happens when the notification is opened. It can go to Live View, Video Clip or an Image.
- IVS - Used to get notified when an IVS is triggered for the desired camera(s). Select IVS and then select the type of IVS rule created and then select the camera channel that it has been created on.
- Fire Alarm - Used to get notified for fire alert on desired camera channel. The camera(s) must support the feature and have it set up.
- Motion Detect - Used to get push notifications when motion detection events are triggered. Motion detect must be enabled for the channels in the device(s) for it to work. For assistance on setting up see our Motion Detection page.
- Cam Masking - Used to get push notifications when camera masking events are triggered. Camera masking must be enabled for the channels in the device(s) for it to work.
- Local Alarm - Used to get push notifications when local alarm input is triggered. Local alarms must be enabled wired for the alarm channels in the device(s) for it to work.
- HDD Alarm - Used to get push notifications when HDD alarm events are triggered. HDD events must be enabled under abnormality in the device for it to work.
Enabling Push Notifications
In order to Enable Push Notification, select Push Config. Your device list will show up on the next page. Select the device you want push notification for. On the next page, you will be on the Push Notification Setup page. Switch it on (will turn blue or green). Once you turn it on the rest of the push notification options will show up. Select the Push Type notification you would like live view, video, or an image*. Next select the type of event that will be triggering the push notification: IVS, Motion Detection etc. Once you select the type it will take you to select the cameras for that type of notification. After selecting the channels you desire, press the back arrow at the top left to return to the Push Notification Setup page and select the save (floppy disk icon) at the top right to save the settings. You will get a notification at the bottom of your screen saying either Subscribed successfully if it was done correctly or failed to subscribed if it didn't setup successfully.
If it failed to subscribe it is generally due to failure to communicate with your desired device. To make sure it is able to communicate try to bring up the cameras live view with the same device name. One way to accomplish this is to go to Device Manager select the device name from the list and select the pencil icon / modify option. Once on the device connection info page at the bottom select Start Live Preview. Camera video feed should load up. If it doesn't then check your connection setup. If it loads up just fine try to set up the push notifications again now that a connection was established.
* For a snapshot image on push notification to provide you with a still image then snapshot recording on the recorder must be set correctly and snapshot should be enabled on the rule for it to work otherwise you will only get a video instead playback instead.