Affected Roles: All Roles
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW VMAX (iOS & Android)
Last Edit: March 31, 2020
The DW VMAX mobile application can be downloaded and installed from the mobile application store of most Android and iOS devices. This mobile application allows users to monitor their standalone, analog recording units using either direct connection or DDNS.
This article will outline how to connect with a VMAX recording unit using the DW VMAX mobile application.
Note: To proceed with setting up the DW VMAX mobile application, the network setup for the DVR must be completed. If you have not yet set up network settings for the DVR, please read Network Setup For A VMAX DVR (960H).
For a VMAX A1 (2.1) recorder, please read Network Setup For A VMAX A1.
To create a new site for connection with the DVR using the DW VMAX mobile application, you must know the IP Address or DDNS Address of the DVR. This information may be found in the Network settings of the unit.
Press the + button to create a new site.
Note: If you do not know the model of your DVR, inspect the model name, located on the sticker on top of the recorder.
For example, to see all channels from a 16-channel recording unit, use channels 1-16.
This information can be found in the Network settings of the VMAX unit.
Note: If you have completed the WAN Setup section of Network Setup For A VMAX DVR (960H) or Network Setup For A VMAX A1, the use of a DDNS address may be implemented, instead of the Local IP Address of the DVR, for offsite connection.
This information is the same User ID and Password that you log in with for the DVR.
The DW VMAX mobile application will take you back to the Device List.
If you fail to connect, select your site, then select Edit to check your site settings.
Note: When connecting from the local network (LAN) through Wi-Fi at the DVR’s location, use the Local IP Address of the DVR to connect.
When connecting from an external network (WAN) through the Internet, use either the DDNS address of the DVR or the Public IP Address of the network to connect.