Intelligent Designs Group, LLC has released a BlackBerry version of theirthat allows you to view live video streams and control supported IP cameras and video encoders. Now you can sit back, relax and view your fortified compound, monitor the pizza delivery guy, that “strange” baby sitter, or make sure Fido is safe and sound (and not chewing on the couch) from anywhere in the world.
In all seriousness, anyone needing the the ability to easily access video of their home or business remotely — for security or just peace of mind — will want to take the Total Control application out for a spin.
The Total Control application works through a direct connection between your BlackBerry and the video camera, so no 3rd party server connections are required. This is good for those cautious users who want to keep their IP hidden to keep others from accessing your video information.
Snapshot or Streaming
The software supports the JPG format for snapshot-refresh viewing, as well as MJPG for video streaming. MPG4 is currently in Beta to support more camera video streaming options.
Video Camera Control
You can move the video camera using your BlackBerry trackball. If you have a Storm, you also have the option to view the video stream through both portrait and landscape mode. Multicam users can switch between different cameras directly from the BlackBerry; or set camera views to automatically change based on a time period of your choosing.
Supported Video Camera Manufacturers
Video Demo of theTotal Control Video Surveillance for BlackBerry
MSRP: Price runs from $59.99 for a single camera, all the way up to $99.99 to view/control up to 16 cameras. A Free Trial is available to try out the software before you buy.
BlackBerry OS 4.3 and higher is required for the Multicam application.
The Total Control Suite is also available for theand devices.