LiveCam IOS

Synology LiveCam IOS

With Synology LiveCam IOS, it can turn a mobile device into an IP camera and pair it with a Surveillance Station. This not only allows you to view live streams, recordings, and photos on both the Surveillance Station and mobile devices, you can also download and save files locally for storage and viewing. 

Before streaming video with LiveCam, make sure you have the DSM and Surveillance Station 8.2 or above installed on Synology NAS. Please also ensure that all device licenses needed for Surveillance Stations are connected to the device.

Pairing and Unpairing the LiveCam IOS

To pair the Synology LiveCam with the Surveillance Station: Enter the following information on the installation page: Address or QuickConnect ID from the Synology server: This can be an internal or external IP address, DDNS host name, or Synology QuickConnect ID. Make sure you have activated QuickConnect in Control Panel> QuickConnect on DSM before pairing with QuickConnect ID. User account belongs to group administrator. 

If you want to secure a connection, please do the following: Turn on HTTPS if you want an SSL / TLS encrypted connection. Before doing so, make sure the HTTPS service is activated in Control Panel> Network> DSM Settings on the Synology server. Enable certificate verification to validate SSL certificates that are installed on NAS Synology. This verification works if the certificate is installed reliably (must buy from a third party publisher).

LiveCam IOS Troubleshooting

If it fails to pair, please do the following: Check that the Surveillance Station uses a special port. For example, if the port number is 9920, it might be necessary to add the number to the end of the IP address / hostname DDNS, as in "". 

To disconnect the Synology LiveCam pair with the Surveillance Station: Open then tap Decide partner. will be able to choose between saving or deleting recordings on the Surveillance Station. Navigating below is a general introduction to Synology LiveCam: Under the Camera, you can view camera feeds, start or end video streaming, and adjust camera settings. 

Under Records, you can access all the recordings stored on the paired Supervision Station and mobile devices. Under Snapshots, you can access all the snapshots stored on the paired Monitoring Station. Under Other, you can check installation information, manage Settings, access the Help Center, and delete paired devices.

Operate the LiveCam IOS

To start or end video streaming: Open Camera then tap to start streaming video. Synology LiveCam will automatically stream images from the mobile device to the Surveillance Station. After streaming video starts, it will no longer be able to rotate between vertical or horizontal views. Please adjust your mobile device beforehand. 

Please note that streaming video will use significant power from a mobile device. If you switch to another application, return to the desktop, or enter standby mode during video streaming, streaming will be interrupted. Synology LiveCam does not support streaming video if it is connected to the Surveillance Station through the QuickConnect relay service.

Adjusting LiveCam iOS Camera Settings

Open Camera then tap to open the Camera Settings page. The available settings are listed below: Camera Name: Device name on the Surveillance Station. Front Camera Stream Settings: Change the streaming source to the front camera of the mobile device. 

Audio: Turns on / off audio recording on mobile devices. Resolution: Adjust the resolution. Available options vary according to the device. FPS: Adjust the frame rate. can choose FPS 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30. Quality: Adjusts video quality. Selecting Low, Middle and High. Video Stabilization: Turns on / off Video Stabilization. 

Motion Detection: After activating Motion Detection, an icon will appear on the screen when the camera detects motion and an event warning will be sent to the paired Surveillance Station. can set Sensitivity and Threshold according to preference.

Recordings on the LiveCam IOS Monitoring Station

Rotate By Days: If activating Rotate By Days, the Surveillance Station will automatically delete records that have reached the maximum storage duration. can set parameters between 1 and 1825 days. 

Rotate By Size: If activating Rotate By Size, the Surveillance Station will automatically delete the oldest record to make room for the new one when the maximum storage space is reached. can set Space Limit (GB) from 1 GB to the storage available at the Surveillance Station. Record Storage: Organize shared folders according to your needs and preferences. 

Seamless recording: By activating this option, the recording will be saved to the mobile device when the connection between the LiveCam and the paired Supervision Station is disconnected. The files will then be uploaded to the Surveillance Station when the connection is restored. can choose between Rotate By Days and Rotate By Size LiveCam IOS.