DVR.Webcam is a cloud-based DVR (digital video recorder) app that uses Apple's iCloud as its cloud storage. The app turns your iOS device into a cloud-based surveillance tool and monitoring tool that will stream and store live video from your device’s camera.
Unlike other cloud-based DVR solutions, the app does NOT require monthly fees to store your recording. It simply uses spare storage on your iCloud account.
The app supports the device’s built-in cameras, as well as IP cameras (MJPEG, JPEG, or H.264) on your network.
The app automatically records camera’s video (in the case of built-in camera, audio as well) and streams it over to your personal iCloud account. You can define X number of days to keep the DVR recordings in the cloud, and the software will automatically manage the storage for you.
You can view your DVR recordings stored on iCloud within the app itself. You can even view live recording remotely from web. For example, you can use one iOS device as the DVR recorder at home, and use another iOS device (or Windows or Mac computer) for remote viewing when you are away.
There is no need to configure firewall or router for remote viewing. Recording is secured within iCloud, and therefore it is still available even if your device is stolen.
The free app supports up to 8 hours of DVR recording. Unlimited recording can be upgraded via in app purchase.
* Built-in camera support with audio.
* IP camera support (MJPEG, JPEG and H.264 cameras).
* Motion detection with email alert.
* Store recordings either to iCloud or locally on the device itself.
* Remote viewing from web using your iCloud account.
* Recording playback and export.
* Free up to 8 hours of continuous recording.
* Support large number of IP cameras models such as Axis, Foscam, Trendnet, D-Link, Panasonic, Geovision, etc.
* Added an option to force TCP connection to RTSP based IP cameras.
* Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Save your money. Crashes all the time. No response from support. Waste of $10 that I'll never see again.
Great customer service
Overall a very good app. Added 3 D-link cameras via the iPhone app in order to watch on appletv. After figuring out the IP address for each, it was a breeze. Did run into a slight issue adding a DCS-960L, but a quick email to customer support was returned promptly with the issue resolved. Looking forward to continued improvement from the team, will continue to use this app!
Its using 2gb on my iCloud account
I downloaded this app beacause I went on vacation and wanted to monitor my hone from my iPad and kinda worked, but video took years to load and now I cannot delete a 2gb file from my iCloud account and I don't even know what it is. I emailed the developer but gave a bunch of directions that didn't work. My iCloud accout is full because of this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.