CamArmer

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CamArmer allows you to activate/deactiveate your Y-Cam camera motion detection settings at the press of a single button.

With CamArmer, there is no need to log into each camera through a Web interface, it does all the hard work for you. Simply enter your camera URL, username, password, and give it a name. CamArmer will then connect to each camera in turn and notify you of each cameras status using intuitive red and green coloured androids.

By turning your cameras ON or OFF, CamArmer allows each camera to activate your Email / FTP motion detection settings. This is ideal for any home or business with security in mind and who use Y-Cam cameras as part of their security solution.

This app removes the need to be inside the property to arm or disarm one or more of your Y-Cam cameras. Do you have people to come in and feed your cats/fish/collect your mail ? With this app, they can enter your premises by turning off an individual camera without compromising the remaining cameras in place. Do you need to activate your cameras as you leave your business premises? You can do that with this app without even being inside the building.

CamArmer now lets you see a live snapshot from a selected camera, so you can see what your cameras sees. This new feature also allows you to activate your Email / FTP motion detection settings whilst looking at these snapshots, so you can disable/enable your settings depending on whether someone is in your house (collecting mail/feeding pets) or not. To get an up-to-date view, simply click on the image to get a new snapshot.

Arming individual Cameras Data entry View a snapshot of a camera – accessed via the menu or long press
Delete a camera – also accessed via the menu Receive warnings on a per camera basis View snapshots of individual cameras, and arm/disarm you cameras from the same screen

CamArmer Help

To begin using CamArmer , you must access the ‘Menu’, and select ‘Add New Camera’ – then simply give:

  • your a camera name
  • enter the camera URL
  • provide your username and password.

The URL you enter must contain http:// or https:// , a port number, and mustn’t be blank. If you do forget these, the app will remind you about what is missing before it is stored. once you have the correct details entered, can test to see if the app can connect to your camera using the ‘Test Connection’ button. To save the camera details, choose ‘Save’. Once a connection has been established, CamArmer will determine if your camera has the motion detection activated or not – indicated by a simple green android for ON, or a red android for OFF. You can now manage your motion detection settings for individual or all your Y-Cam cameras.

If the app was unable to connect to the camera during a test, you can still save your settings. This allows you to come back to the data entry screen at a later date, and enter the correct information. This can be accessed by editing the faulty camera through the menu, or via a long press on the chosen camera. A failed connection is shown as a yellow android on the main screen.

A failed connection can be due to:

  • incorrect settings entered for a given camera
  • no network connection on your phone
  • no network connection at the site of the camera
  • a fault with the camera

To make sure that a fault has not occurred, please refresh the cameras by pressing ‘Menu’ and then ‘Refresh cameras’. If the fault persists, please try to establish which of the above issues is causing the fault. If none of these are causing a failed connection, then please do email me so that I can try to help you get the app to work for you. I can be contacted via the contact page: contact.

Please note, if you plan to leave your own network (wifi zone), you must have a DNS server set up to access the cameras using your mobile GPRS (2G/3G/4G) settings. You may enter your internal network camera URL (e.g. http://192.168.0.2), but these will not be accessible from outside your own network. Details of how to set up a dynamic DNS can be found on the Y-Cam website.

App Disclaimer

This agreement is valid from 7th November 2010

The Google Android apps CamArmer and CamArmerLite, and their content are written and edited by fishypea. For questions about these apps, please email general@fishypea.com. The re-distirbution of these applications is prohibited. The developer takes no responsibility for any actions that occur as a result of using these Android applications (CamArmer and CamArmerLite). By installing and using these applications, the user agrees to these conditions.

The developer may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received, however, will never influence the content listed. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. The developer of these apps is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The content presented in these advertisements is not the responsibility of the developer. These applications do not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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