gCMOB is a great surveillance app that offers you the chance to stream live footage from video door phones, IP cameras, NVRs and DVRs of CP Plus. You even have the option of controlling this live feed as well and can direct the camera to the particular areas you want to focus at. I found the app to be quite useful. However, it was still quite annoying to see that the app wanted permission to access my identity. This invasion of my privacy was the only concern I had with this surveillance app. The layout and design of the gCMOB were quite intuitive and it was easy to navigate it.
The main window of the gCMOB gives you two options. You can either choose to enter the camera mode wherein you will be receiving the live feed coming in from the camera you have or opt for the door phone in which case, you will start viewing the live footage from that device. Since I had a camera that I wanted to add to the app so, I picked the camera option. I was directed to the 'Live Preview' section of the app. There are several options of live preview available in this section. You can choose to split the screen into 16 little sections for viewing the live feed.
For adding a device or camera to the gCMOB app for viewing its live stream, you will have to tap on the slide sideways menu that is located on the top-left of the 'Live Preview' window of the app. You will find the 'Device Manager' in this 'Home' menu along with a number of other options. I found this menu to be quite useful as it provided me the chance to navigate this surveillance app in a better manner and utilize a number of its functions. I personally liked the 'Favorites' and 'Playback' features of the app. They offered me the chance to assign favorite cameras for quick viewing and getting instant video and image playback when in live preview mode.
The gCMOB makes camera addition a simple procedure. You just need to select the 'InstaOn' option in the 'Add Device' section. The app will prompt you to add a few details like name and SN, which is actually a QR code that you can scan using the camera of your Smartphone. Having done this, you can start the live preview of the camera you have just added. I was able to add my camera to this surveillance app with consummate ease and had no trouble in viewing its live feed. Everything worked like a charm and I was able to view and control the live footage without any issue.
The 'Add Device' section offers up two other options for camera addition which include IP/Domain and WiFi configuration if you have an IP or any other type of camera. One of the greatest features of this surveillance app was the Help section. I found it after tapping on the 'More' option in the 'Home' menu. It provided a great deal of information regarding the different features of the gCMOB to me and also showed me instructions on how to use them. I was able to use this app in a much comprehensive manner after that.
- Intuitively designed user-interface
- Devices can be added simply by scanning their QR codes
- Ability to split live preview into 16 small sections
- 4 channels available for playback
- E-Map support available
- An excellent Help section
gCMOB is an excellent app which is ideal for surveillance purposes. It offers a number of amazing features and is perfect for anyone looking for a good app for viewing and controlling live footage of their cameras.