Honeywell Debuts iPhone App for Performance Series DVRs
Honeywell has announced new mobile remote access capability to its popular HRDP H 264 digital video recorder (DVR). The new Remote-View app allows users to view live video on their Apple iPhones from CCTV surveillance systems that use Honeywell’s HRDP H.264 DVR.
Users download the free Remote-View app from the Apple iTunes store and set up connection parameters. Then, they simply select the DVR from a drop-down list and click “connect” to see live video on their iPhone device. Instead of using a computer to bring up a GUI or web browser where to dial in, the functionality is completely mobile.
“Today, almost everyone is carrying a wireless device of some sort,” said Bill Durno, global product marketing manager at Honeywell. “This new app allows anyone with an HRDP H.264 DVR, Internet connectivity and an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to see their office or home anytime, anywhere within the coverage area for their mobile device. We also expect to support additional mobile platforms to increase remote access capability in the near future,” added Durno.
The HRDP H.264 DVR, part of Honeywell’s cost-effective Performance Series portfolio of video surveillance products, supports a feature set comparable to many high-end embedded DVRs but at a much lower price. The DVR offers H.264 video compression for clear, crisp video and extended storage times. It also supports a user-friendly front panel control, mouse operation and IR remote control, wizards for fast and easy setup, and graphical search engines to help operators find evidence video quickly. An internal DVD-RW and two USB ports make it easy for users to copy evidence video to portable media.
The HRDP records at a rate of up to 240/200 ips NTSC/PAL. When it detects motion, the HRDP can automatically boost the recording rate to capture additional details of the scene. It is ideal for a wide variety of surveillance applications that require high-image-per-second recording or capturing maximum detail of activity through building entrances and exits, such as small to medium-sized retail, financial, warehouse and educational facilities.