can you think of any way to get a q-see surveillance system display on an iphone?

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  1. astromoose macrumors member

    astromoose

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    Hello All,

    I am trying set up a Q-See QSD9004 four camera+DVR video surveillance system for someone. (they picked it up at costco) The DVR/camera system is a small linux based unit and hooks into ethernet to serve up a web based display interface.
    The problem is that it requires active X, so I cannot view it on any OS X machine or the iphone. I can only see it on a winXP or vista box running IE.
    The box for the camera system says it is 3G mobile phone compatible, so the person that got it assumed it would work with their 3G iphone (turns out it is only windows mobile and symbian compatible).

    How can I get this thing to display on an iphone?
    The two ideas I had are (1) to set up an old windows laptop running the web interface on IE and logmein, but if this even worked I think it would be painfully slow.
    The other option (2) being to get a USB video capture device to hook up the camera systems composite video output... hook that to one of the macs (this is an internet cafe full of macs BTW) and stream it to the internet with evocam webcam streaming software(which the iphone can access I believe).

    Can anyone think of another way to do this?
    Any other ideas, solutions, insights, criticisms are very welcome
    Thanks!
     
  2. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    If you wanted. Create a random ustream and use a program like CamTwist for mac or Webcammax on the pc to stream to Ustream, then use the ustream viewer on the iPhone. Voila. They should be paying me :p

    P.S. JTV is better, but they don't have an iPhone app

    The uStream app is limited to wifi only though.
     
  3. astromoose thread starter macrumors member

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    the ustream iphone app now does not let you search on ustream, you can only watch "featured" stuff
     
  4. astromoose thread starter macrumors member

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    If it's Windows Mobile and Symbian compatible, I'm curious how they're pulling that off. Neither runs ActiveX, so the stream must be served up in an additional, more normal manner.

    The company does make a proprietary windows app so you don't have to use IE in windows, but there is no way i can figure to get the video from it besides: ... right now I am running it and 'webcammax' (which is able to make the application window a 'webcam' input) , then using webcamxp to stream that out to the internet, which the iphone can pick up via javascript interface.

    This ends up needed a dedicated computer since webcammax is capturing a portion of the screen and turning it into a 'webcam'.

    There must be a better way
     
  5. weeno macrumors newbie

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    Get this app

    since you can view the camera on your computer, i'm assuming you did everything right... so just get an app called 'supercam' for your iphone... in the settings, enter your dvr's ip, the username and password used for the web interface.. and that should do it... it will work... i have a QSee system from costco too and it works..
     
  6. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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