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Frequently asked questions

1. How to add my IP camera?

The easiest way is automatically add all your cameras via "Scan Network" feature available in the app. After the cameras added, you need to specify cameras username and password.

To add camera manually go to "Manage Cameras", and press "Add IP camera, NVR/DVR". In "Camera Settings" you have to specify your camera vendor, model, hostname, port number, username, and password.

For advanced users we have an option to add any camera model by specifying camera requests manually.

2. My camera is not supported. Can you add support for it?

Please provide us a temporary access to your camera (see contacts). We will try to add it.

3. I cannot access my cams from mobile network, but they work with local WiFi connection. What are the required steps to enable broadcasting?

You need to setup port forwarding on your router. Port forwarding forwards all traffic from your private camera to external network, e.g. from to your_external_ip:8080. Read the router manual for how to do that or contact your system network administrator. Enter your external IP address and port number in tinyCam Monitor when you've done.

You can also use a free step-by-step tutorial from portforward.com. Use canyouseeme.org to check if port forwarding done properly.

Usually DSL connections renew their IP addresses after 24 hours. Use DDNS service to get fixed domain name, e.g. free noip.com.

4. How can I connect to my webcam/USB camera?

You need to install on your PC either Netcam Studio (recommended), AbelCam or Yawcam software which support USB cams broadcasting. For the vendor name select Windows in tinyCam Monitor's Camera Settings.

For Mac computers we support AirBeam, EvoCam, RemoteSight (recommended, see video), SecuritySpy software.

For Linux we support Motion, MJPG-streamer, ZoneMinder.

For Android - IP Webcam (recommended), Cam'ON - Cloud IP Camera (recommended), FRITZ!App Cam, Camera WiFi LiveStream, Ocular IP Camera.

For iOS - AirBeam, IP Cam Pro, iPCamera - High-End Network Camera (recommended), Live-Reporter.

For Windows Phone - IP Camera (ShenYao China)

5. How can I view live video from another Android device camera?

For Android device we highly recommend to install any free apps IP Webcam or Cam'ON - Cloud IP Camera. These apps allow using your Android device as an IP camera. Then you can use tinyCam Monitor on another Android device for monitoring video. Check this video.

P.S. You can also use tinyCam Monitor as an IP camera if you have Android 5.0 or later. Select "Add Android camera" in Manage Cameras and start internal web server in app drawer.

6. How can I monitor any webcam?

If you know the full stream request, create a new camera in tinyCam Monitor using vendor name "(Generic)". In the text field "JPEG/MJPEG/RTSP request" enter http://myweb.com/image.jpg or rtsp://myweb.com:554/request.sdp. You should be able to see live video on your Android device.

7. How to add more webcams?

To get more webcams please install free WorldScope Webcams for Android - official Webcams.travel app for accessing thousands cams database. Start WorldScope app and search for cameras which have Streaming video capability. tinyCam Monitor will be automatically used for live view, record and import webcams. See this video.

8. Does the app support push notification from cameras?

No, there is no easy way for 3d party apps (like tinyCam Monitor) to get push notifications from cameras. However you can use "Background Mode" to be notified when motion occured. Check this video.

9. What about privacy policy?

We respect your right to online privacy. tinyCam Monitor does not collect or send us or 3d parties any personal information.

The apps may collect anonymous usage statistics. That can be disabled in app settings.

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