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Zsight: Easy 3-Step Setup and View on Your Smartphone

It's the quickest setup ever. Zsight app is designed to scan the QR code as ID of network video recorder or IP cameras. Just follow the steps in the manual to set up in your iPhone or Android smartphone, you can instantly view the live footage streaming from your IP cameras.

Guide for iphone

Guide for android

Download Zsight for Your Operating System

Download the latest versions of Zsight for your Smartphone with the links below.

How to setup and view footage via Zsight?

The process for iPhone or Android is the same. The below video will show you how to operate the Zsight on the smartphone.

You can also download our "Zviewer" App to manually add the device and view the camera footage, please follow below detailed steps to configure the settings.

STEP1 Create a Free ZMODO DNS Account for Use with ZMODO IP Cameras

Zmodo Dynamic DNS Setup and Usage
Zmodo is proud to introduce our new dynamic DNS service, which will allow our customers to automatically update their public IP addresses with our server and connect remotely to their devices through a friendly, easy to use interface. Getting everything set up is straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

1. Sign up for an account at zmododns.com



Choose your desired username and password at our site. You will be informed if an existing user already exists, or if your email is already registered (limit 1 account per email).




2. Create domain name(s) for use with your device(s)

2.1 Login to your account using the username and password.

2.2 Once signed in, you will need to add a domain. This will be the address used to access your device. Each account can request up to 5 domains for use with multiple devices at different IP addresses.



2.3 Enter the desired domain name into the blank and hit submit. If the name is available, the user will be informed of a successful domain creation. Otherwise, the user will need to choose a different name.




STEP2 Configure the IP Camera to use zmododns

  • Connect the IP Camera to the router use the included network cable. Run IP Search on your PC, and get the current IP address of your IP Camera.

  • Open your IE Browser, and input the IP Camera’s IP address you get from IP Search.

  • In the IP Camera, navigate to “Remote Configuration”, then click on the “DDNS”.
    Choose “zmododdns” from the server drop down menu.
    Enter the newly registered domain name into the domain field. Be sure the “DDNS” is checked on. Click “Submit” to Save the settings.

STEP3 Port Forwarding for IP Cameras

Forward IP Camera's Ports
 
1) Log in to your router by entering the gateway IP, such as 192.168.1.1, in to your browser window. Enter the login information for your router. If you cannot remember this, you can check the default username/password combinations for most routers at http://www.pcwintech.com/default-router-modem-passwords. If you are unable to locate this information, please contact your router manufacturer or Internet Service Provider.
 
2) Once you've logged in to your router, you will need to enter the Port Forwarding section of your router. There, you'll enter the IP address, protocols, and port numbers for your IP Camera.
 
IP Address = IP address in your Camera's Network Settings
 
Protocol = BOTH (TCP/UDP) OR TCP
 
Service or Application Name can be anything you wish, like Camera1 or Camera2
 
Create 1 rule per port number; Start and End Ports will be the same number
 
Here are the default ports for the IP Camera (last port # is the mobile port):
 
IP Camera: 80, 8000, 9000
 
Note: If you are using a DSL internet service, you may need to use port 81 (instead of 80) as your web port. If so, be sure to change this in your DVR's network settings, and restart the unit. Once the port number is changed, you will need to use it when connecting to the unit (ie. http://192.168.1.1 becomes http://192.168.1.140:81)
 
3)Below are screenshot samples of common router's Port Forwarding sections. Please note that exact locations may differ depending on your router's model. If your model is not listed, try looking through Advanced, Firewall, or Forwarding sections in your router to find the exact location.
 
 
 
Linksys 
 
 
 
In Linksys routers, you will typically enter Applications & Gaming, then Port Range Forward. Exact names/places will differ depending on model. Be sure to create forward 1 port range per line, and check the 'Enable' box at the end of the line, then save changes.
 
 
 
Netgear
 
 
In Netgear routers, you will typically look under Advanced for Port Forwarding/Triggering. Select Port Forwarding as your service type. Then, select 'Add Custom Service' for each port you forward.
 
 
 
D-Link
 
 
 
For D-Link Routers, you will enter Advanced, then Port Forwarding. Click 'Add/Apply' when you have finished each rule.
 
 
 
Belkin
 
 
For Belkin routers, access port fowarding under Firewall, Virtual Servers. Be sure to check the 'Enable' box, then hit the 'Set' button, and save your changes.
 
 
2-Wire
 
For 2-Wire modems, enter Firewall, then Advanced Settings.
 
 
First, look for the DVR's IP address under (1) Select a computer. If you do not see the DVR's IP address here, you may need to go in to the DVR's Network Settings, and set the DVR to DHCP (instead of Static), then reboot the DVR. Once the unit reboots, check it's IP address in the Network Settings, then go back to your router to select the DVR from the list.
Next, you will need to click on "Add a new user-defined application", to come to the this new screen:
 
 
Create your rule, and click 'Add Definition'. Create a rule for each port. Then, click Back.
 
 
 
When done, select each application you have created, and click 'Add', so that you see the desired applications in the Hosted Applications table. When finished, click 'Done' at the bottom of the screen.
 
 
 
Netopia
 
For Netopia routers, click on the Configure tab at the top of the page.
 
 
 
Next, click on Advanced.
 
 
 
From the Advanced menu, click on Pinholes.
 
 
Create your rule, then hit 'Submit', and repeat for each port. When you have completed, click on the yellow triangle with an '!' inside (located at the top righthand corner) to save your changes.
 
 
 
 
Checking Your Connection 
 
4) Once you have forwarded all ports necessary for your DVR, you'll want to check and make sure each of these ports was successfully opened. To check this, go to http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
Here, you will see fields for Remote Address and Port Number.
 
To check that your ports are open, enter each port you've forwarded (one at a time) in to the Port Number field, and click 'Check'.
 
If you see a green flag, and a statement "Port X is open on XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX", you have fowarded your ports correctly. You are now able to view your DVR remotely.
If you see a red flag, the port is not open. Go back in to your router, and double check at all information is correct. In some cases, a port may be blocked by your ISP. To find out why, or to request it opened, please contact your ISP.
 
Important: The Remote Address that you see is your DVR's external IP address. This is the address that you will use to access your DVR from a different computer. Write this down!! And remember, ActiveX settings must be changed on each new computer that you are viewing from before you'll be able to bring your DVR up.
 
 

STEP4 Access IP Camera Footage

Open Zviewer and log in with your username and password. Add a device and click [Device Name], [Device Settings], [Network Parameters], [DDNS]. Enter your ZmodoDNS account credentials, then click [Submit]. Congratulations, you've just enabled remote viewing!

Zviewer for Android User Manual

System Requirements: Android™ 2.2 and Newer

  • Download Zviewer software from Google Play and install to phone.
  • Tap the icon from the home screen or app drawer to open Zviewer. This will take you to the main interface:

  • Tap on any channel’s play window, an orange border will surround the chosen channel, then click [ ] to play/ [ ] to stop the

  • Click [ ]. This will take you to the "Device List" window. Tap the desired device, which will take you to the "Channel List" window. Tap the desired channel and the app will automatically return to the main interface and begin playing video from the channel requested. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for any remaining empty playback windows.

  • Double tap the video window to switch between single channel and four channel views. Switch between Portrait and Landscape views by turning your phone horizontally or vertically (See Portrait, Landscape):

  • Double tap on the channel you would like to control to maximize the screen; click [ ] to use PTZ functions (Note: PTZ only available for designated products).

  • In portrait mode, select a video, and click [ ] to save a screenshot to the SD card/camerastation directory.



Zviewer For iOS User Manual (System Requirements: iOS4.3 and Newer)

  • Download Zviewer software from Apple store and install to phone.

  • Tap the icon from the home screen to open Zviewer. This will take you to the main interface:

  • Click [Setting]. If no devices are configured, you will be prompted with "No device connected". Select [Device mange], which will take you to the "Devices" section:

  • Click [ ] to add a device. Enter the device information, then click [Save].

  • Tap on any channel’s play window, an orange border will surround the chosen channel, then click [ ] to play/ [ ] to stop the video:

  • Click [Setting]. This will take you to the "Device List" window. Tap the desired device, which will take you to the "Channel List" window. Tap the desired channel and the app will automatically return to the main interface and begin playing video from the channel requested. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for any remaining empty playback windows.

  • Double tap the video window to switch between single channel and four channel views. Switch between Portrait and Landscape views by turning your phone horizontally or vertically (See Portrait, Landscape):

  • Click [ ] to use PTZ functions (Note: PTZ only available for designated products).

  • In portrait mode, select a video, and click [ ] to save a screenshot to the IPhone’s ‘Photos’ app.