You must own a Synology NAS or NVR to run this app, and be running the latest Surveillance Station 8.1 to get the complete set of features*

DS cam makes it possible to monitor and receive alert notifications from all your surveillance cameras set up on a Synology DiskStation. Smart features such as PTZ, patrols or lens control allow for perfect control of your cameras in real time, while advanced filters make it easy to pinpoint any specific event from large lists of recordings. You can even perform all essential management tasks, from disabling a camera to unlocking and deleting a snapshot.

Find all detailed features about the app on our website: > Surveillance > Mobile App > Specifications

What's New

Version 5.0.4

.Fixed an issue where the application might not responde due to certain operations
.Fixed an issue where video downloading might not work properly
.Fixed an issue where the login information might be incorrect due to certain operations
.Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
78 Ratings
78 Ratings

New version is a giant leap forward

I have used this app several times a week for the last few years. The new version is very slick and much more intuitive than the previous versions. It is much easier to seek and search videos and you can do this while viewing all cameras at the same time (similar to the Live View on surveillance station). The camera video also loads much faster after I log in to the app. Switching between cameras also happen much faster with much less waiting for the scroll wheel. I am very happy with the new app and I am happy Synology continues to improve their product (without further charging). I also love the new color scheme. (I saw a one star review which hated the app and kept focusing on the color scheme... Which says more about the reviewer than the app in my opinion).


dreadful, convoluted, no way to disable camera, and WHITE!!!

What were you thinking? this was a simple, direct, quick, functional app that didn’t blow out my eyes or my battery, but now, with the ridiculous move to white, i’m already looking for a different camera app. Why on earth did you change the color, and where is the quick, simple direct edit / disable buttons?
Easily the worst thing you’ve ever done to one of your apps.
Essentially unusable. Are you paying people to write the good reviews?
And even worse, it forces you to work in Portrait Mode. I rarely work in Portrait Mode because of the iPad case I, and most people use. I’ve never seen a case that sits on a desk in Portrait Mode.
It’s like you wrote the app ONLY FOR THE iPhone, NOT the iPad.
I don’t own an iPhone.

So, let’s summarize:

White is awful.
Can’t easily find the delete buttons.
Can’t easily find enable/disable buttons.
Moved to a convoluted, messy, illogical interface over the quick, simple, direct interface you had.
Forced to use in Portrait Mode.
Did I mention it’s WHITE!!!???

Stunned and disappointed, and likely soon to be uninstalled.
Put back “disable”, and make a black interface selectable.


5.0 is wicked fast!

I’m a long time Synology user (since 2011). I’ve used the camera stuff for nearly the whole time. The latency while using the iOS app was the biggest disappointment by far. WiFi or cellular - same same.
I’ve only used v5 over WiFi thus far, but I was blown away and the speed improvements even on a 6s with no changes to my mobile view setups. Can’t wait to try over cellular (which are tunneled through an external vpn).


Synology Inc.
93.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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