Affected Roles: All Roles
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: VMAX Plus (iOS & Android)
Last Edit: March 25, 2020
The VMAX Plus 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 VMAX A1 Plus recording units using either direct connection (IP Address), DDNS, or Pathfinder (P2P).
This article will outline how to connect with a VMAX A1 Plus unit using the VMAX Plus mobile application.
Note: To proceed with setting up the VMAX Plus 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 before proceeding.
To create a new site for connection with the DVR using the VMAX Plus 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 Add+ button to create a new site.
This information can be found in the Network settings of the VMAX A1 Plus unit.
Note: If you have completed the WAN Setup section of , 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 VMAX A1 Plus recording unit.
The VMAX Plus mobile application will confirm that the site settings were saved and take you back to the Site List.
If you fail to connect, select your site, then select Modify 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.
The Pathfinder feature is an easy to connect Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication option that allows users to connect, monitor, and search surveillance video from their VMAX A1 Plus recording unit.
Setup is as easy as scanning a QR code from the VMAX A1 Plus unit. Please read for more information.
Note: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication may experience network communication interruptions due to the presence of a Firewall or SonicWall within the network. If you are using a Firewall or SonicWall, you will need to use direct connection or DDNS for mobile application setup.
Note: To proceed with setting up Pathfinder for the VMAX Plus 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 before proceeding.