4 steps of connecting a CCTV camera to your phone.

4 steps of connecting a CCTV camera to your phone

We live in the years of high-speed development of information technologies. Various equipment and devices have become part of our daily life, including CCTV cameras. A few years ago, it was believed that only wealthy people could become owners of a video security system, and today every person can create their own video surveillance system using an ordinary smartphone. How to connect a video surveillance camera to your phone in 4 easy steps? Read our article.

Necessity of connecting a CCTV camera to a phone

Why connect CCTV cameras to phones? The need is due to the following factors:

  1. Rapid development of technology and quick obsolescence of devices.

Every day our devices become outdated. Just yesterday, home video surveillance was installed using the latest technology, and today there are already more progressive models. Yesterday your phone was a flagship, and tomorrow it is already unfashionable. It is impossible to keep up with progress. But there is a way out: to use outdated phones as monitors and cameras for home/business protection. Read about all the possibilities of mobile phones in a video monitoring system in the article “What to do with an old smartphone: 5 examples of useful applications”

  1. The minimum requirements for devices.

The phone requires:

  • operating condition of the processor, camera (from 1.3 MP), screen, charging socket and charger;
  • built-in module for Internet access (from 3G);
  • IOS 10.0 or higher, Android 5.0 or higher.
  1. Optimal combination of “price-quality-safety”.

When using the Faceter software, users get maximum benefits: low prices, high quality, and 100% security. Find out more on our website: https://faceter.cam/ru

  1. Easy to install and configure.

In order to create a full-fledged video monitoring system and put it into operation, with an already installed camera, you will need no more than 30 minutes.

Algorithm of actions: 4 steps

A video surveillance camera and a phone are a modern security solution combined with saving money. The user is required to select a service provider, install a camera/cameras in the surveillance area, and also perform simple manipulations to configure and start the system. Read on.

Application selection

The criteria for choosing a mobile security application should be safety, ease of installation and use, and versatility. The Faceter cloud service meets all these requirements. In addition to the standard functions, the application has options for intelligent video analytics: face recognition, maintaining lists, classifying visitors by age and gender, etc. More information here.


The camera that will record the surveillance area must be installed taking into account the monitoring parameters.

The phone that will function as a monitor, needs to have the mobile application. Take into account the operating system installed on the phone.

How to connect video surveillance to an IOS phone? Download here.

How to connect video surveillance to an Android phone? The app is here.


The Faceter mobile application is configured automatically. The program is also updated and integrated with the monitoring device.

Starting the system

There is no need to say much about how to connect the entire surveillance system to a video surveillance camera via a phone. It is enough to know the following:

  • you need to run the cameras in 24/7 mode;
  • open the Faceter application with your login and password in monitor mode.

Remote video surveillance is ready for use.

Example of remote video surveillance


The situation on the Russian video surveillance market has changed significantly by mid-2020. In connection with the development of Internet technologies, cloud platforms have quickly replaced the analog video monitoring system, and intelligent video analytics have become the source of the IT market growth. In addition, video surveillance has become generally available. And now anyone can create a video surveillance system on their own, ensuring the safety of their home and/or business. To do this, you do not need to purchase and install a complex network. Just use the special mobile application, your phone and camera.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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