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eurojourney
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USA
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Posted - 12/15/2016 :  06:48:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I am a property manager and a former tenant left behind a Vivint ADC-V520IR in one of the units I manage. I was wondering if it is possible to install this camera as a stand-alone camera and get access by installing a software in my laptop or an app in my iPhone. I suppose I may have to (re)install an updated firmware on the camera too. What is the procedure to get this done (if at all possible) and what do I need.

Thank you!

J.

- JMM

oberkc
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USA
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Posted - 12/15/2016 :  11:38:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have access to a wifi network at the property?

If this were mine, I would:

-download the manual for the camera and follow the instructions to add it to the wifi network
-establish external port forwarding for camera on router
-download an app/software for your laptop/iPhone (I use IPWebcam). The the app, add the camera data (Brand, model, IP address, login credentials).
-view the video on the phone/laptop

Of course, all this is easy to say. It can be pretty daunting if networks and routers are unfamiliar, with a steep learning curve from my experience. I have found it helpful to establish a fixed IP address so that my camera viewing still worked when my ISP changes addresses, but that is all there is to it at the highest level.

Based on a quick lookup of the camera, it appears that this is potentially part of an alarm.com installation. Perhaps they have some additional tools to make installation and configuration a bit easier.



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