I’m done here, thanks. Enjoy!
I’m done here, thanks. Enjoy!
Do you happen to know where I can get Q-See QTView software for Windows? I have it installed on my old PC, but I would like to install it on my new one. I don't want to run an Android version in a PC emulation mode.It appears Q-See finally shut down their servers for P2P sharing. I just wanted to share what James Layer posted on the Q-See face book page. It will allow the apps to work only when connected to your home network. I'm researching more about what was mention above about doing a DNS service and then setting up a VPN to access for remote viewing. But here is a short term to view while on your home network not away.
James says: I was able to set up the QTview app on my computer to view cameras now that Qsee no longer supports the app viewing away from home. As long as you are home and on the same network as the NVR or DVR this should work. First, you will need to go into settings and find the IP address of your NVR or DVR. Once you have the IP address, go to Control Panel within the QTview app. Click on Device. Click on Add Device. click add, edit or Delete Device. Click on Add Device. At bottom part of screen where it says Start IP Address, enter the IP address of your NVR or DVR you located earlier. Then enter the admin password of your system and click apply. This worked for me.
NOW, if you want to get the app to work on your iPhone or IPad, open the QTview app. Tap on the three lines at top left hand corner of the app.Tap on Server List. Tap on the + symbol, top right hand corner of the app. Here you will enter your IP address of your NVR or DVR, where it says nickname, just type in whatever you want to call your camera system. At user, enter the user name for your system, could be admin or something else if you changed it. At password, enter the password of your system. Unless you changed it from the default, the default password should be 123456 then tap on Save. You should now be able to view your cameras on your home wi-if network through your phone or iPad.
This also works for the QC-View App: In the device manager it is the top right + sign to add and click camera. then wired devices then IP/Domain. Put your NVR's IP address and password and give it a name as well.
-----You clearly have a lot of time on your hands lol… enjoy!
Sounds similar to those who say:
"Why would cyber criminals call your grand mother.. she knows nothing about computers .. "
Clearly you've not been paying attention to the world of cyber attacks .. and thus I see you wish to denigrate those who know more than you on this topic.
Why does an attacker want to cyberhijack you?
1) because they can. ( cyber "joyrides" )
2) because your IP devices and internet connectivity is useful for them to attack bigger fish. ( stealing your car to commit crimes, or stealing your ID to commit crimes )
3) because even you, have something of value for them to steal.. ( your ID, your bank accounts, your email accounts, .. etc.. )
I’m not sure how you come up with the word “denigrate” , look it up. My point is people spend to much time on things like this whereas the risk IMO as this is forwarding a port to a nvr and not a computer. Even with a vpn there are still dangers. If you have a lot of time on your hands and feel that having your nvr compromised is something you cannot live with then everyone owning Q-See nvr should go with a vpn or replace there equipment now as this equipment is no longer being supported or updated.
Take note on the following statements.
Can you get hacked through port forwarding? Yes. If you take security precautions, is it likely? Not really.
Your initial statement was: if you think they would be after you , your living in a dreamland.
That is clearly not the case, as cyber attacks are reaching in the homes of of those connected to the internet.
Yes, port forwarding and exposed services to all are a significant IT security issue.
NVR = a computer .. just not getting updated as frequently as a proper PC that is within the OS support window.
Welcome and a big thanks for posting this @dhaval14Hi all,
The original post was about Q-See going out of business and stopped remote view. Its been almost 10 months I been using remote view as per their latest guidance they launched in Jan 30, 2021. It was working fine. I was using DMSS app for Q-see camera as Q-see app stopped due to not doing latest update.
I have been using Ip/Domain, I used my router IP address, Port: 37777 and NVR username and Password.
I turned on DHCP in NVR too and DMZ in the router. But recently DMSS app says Login Timeout and I tried Q-see app, its say failed connection. I tried different port too. Also tried this guy but not working at all. Any help would appreciate it.
What he said,fwiw - there probably was a way to do remote view without dumping the DVR you had...
1) if you can view on LAN
2) block port forwarding for the DVR
3) setup VPN server on router or other LAN device
4) install VPN app on mobile device ..
5) VPN into your LAN ..
Thanks - I just tried this though and the camera is "flicking" on the IR, so it's definitely getting power. When I go to open the cameras though it just says "Searching Video" and then eventually "search stream timeout". Really very strange. I'm about to order a new system because I can't be "down" for too long and I've checked all of the settings, I haven't changed anything. The only thing I can think of is if something got reset when it was without power for 5-10 minutes.If your NVR is a POE one check the POE port really offer power, just use your hand to hide the lens, IR will be on after seconds.
If a NONE POE NVR, then check the poe switch if all ok.
Looks like more issues about your power.
Hi @jl266I've been using this software for ages now but for some reason I unplugged the NVR and all the ethernet cables (was planning on swapping out the harddrive, but then didn't yet). Plugged everything back in exactly how it was and now I can still connect to the NVR but for some reason it's not recognizing the cameras. Any ideas? I've rebooted the router, the switch, the NVR, tried everything I know so far... still not recognizing the cameras even though they're plugged directly into the NVR.
Start here,I’m a newbie to ALL of this so pardon my ignorance, I just inherited a home with an older Q see system which I believe has the DVR not the NVR. We are trying to figure out how to set up to remote view but I am lost with all the tech talk about VPN and port forwarding and all of that. I was thinking about a new router with VPN but not sure how to set that up on a mobile device to view from on the road (I’m an OTR trucker) to be able to keep an eye on my new home
Then make a factory default on the nvr and then re-add those cams again.Thanks - I just tried this though and the camera is "flicking" on the IR, so it's definitely getting power. When I go to open the cameras though it just says "Searching Video" and then eventually "search stream timeout". Really very strange. I'm about to order a new system because I can't be "down" for too long and I've checked all of the settings, I haven't changed anything. The only thing I can think of is if something got reset when it was without power for 5-10 minutes.
My Q-see phone app and outside access still works after setting up a NoIP.com DDNS account...... it stopped connecting when the q-see DDNS server shut down.Hello All,
This post is about to generate 1000's of views. Many people are about to find out their Q-See systems will stop P2P sharing and will not be able to remote view because the vendor is going out of business tomorrow. Q-See has recommended to use remote access via DMZ and enable DHCP. Basically, turning off your router’s firewall and allowing an outside connection directly to your NVR. (directions found on their web site). However, everything I’ve read about it states this could open your network up to hacker attacks. I want to use this as a brain storming area and pick people’s knowledge. (Maybe port forwarding and how to do it). Please reframe from “you shouldn’t have bought Q-See in the first place (Yes Yes I know).
Option 1: Do the DMZ and risk it.
Option 2: So from what I have gather is that many of their systems were made by Dahua and should be easy to buy a Dahua NVR of similar specs and use their software and their web/phone apps to remote view. (Onvif compliant) For the most part plug and go.
Option 3: Buy or build a windows based computer/server for use as a NVR and buy a POE switch and install Blue Iris software to manage it. (most likely the most powerful and best way to achieve best recording) But uses more power than a standalone NVR?
For me I’m running a QC826 16 channel NVR (total record data max of 320MBPS) (4 full resolution channels and the rest up to 1080P) I have 3 different PTZ cameras and many 4K camera’s IP cameras and wireless cameras. Some direct connect and others running through google mesh system. I installed it myself and self-taught through trial and error. I’m looking at two different Dahua NVR models :
(Both 16 channels below)
I guess people will want to know about cost factor. It will depend on what others have already and what they want to do. I’m leaning toward a new/used Dahua NVR ($300 to $600) using the existing two hard drives in my current NVR. But if you have a computer you can convert, Blue Iris may work better.
Just to be clear all Q-see’s NVR's will still keep recording to the NVR and will be unaffected. Just remote viewing will be affected. Sorry for my typo’s just wanted to get this out and going