VI Mobile

View live and recorded video from anywhere. VI Mobile lets you monitor your ip camera surveillance system over any wireless network using any iOS or Android device.

VI Mobile Android Client iOS client
Mobile Client

VI Mobile allows you to watch live, access and playback recorded video directly from your mobile device. Control PTZ cameras and trigger rules with actions with a swipe of your finger. Connect to multiple VI Enterprise Servers from one mobile device.

Key Benefits

Live Streaming

Full screen live access to your Video Insight IP Server managed cameras from your Android and Apple smartphone/tablet device. Stay connected viewing live activity as it happens live on all H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG cameras.

Monitor Modes

Monitor unlimited number of servers and channels from a single device with collapsible main menu in both portrait or landscape modes.

Recorded Playback

Playback of stored recordings and motion events available directly from the application easy to use playback interface. Date/time picker option or scrollable timeline functionality can be used to navigate areas of interest for quick playback.

Image Optimization

Using Android’s powerful built in hardware acceleration option for H.264, live video and playback are enhanced for a seamless viewing experience. Requires Android OS 4.2 +.

PTZ Support

Pan, tilt, and zoom support for supported cameras is available. Navigate PTZ preset support.

Layout/View Support

Monitor cameras through customized views with dynamic image sizing for bandwidth and device capabilities.

Integrated Facility Map

Integration with facility maps allows users to visual maps out doors and toggle camera name labels on screen.

Access Control Integration

Control remote doors by triggering unlock, admit, and lockdown modes for MonitorCast 3 Access Control or third party access control integrations. Users can view motion logs and alarm history to playback captured events.

Server & User Tools

VI Mobile includes user convenience settings including import automation for server setup, option for unique federated login credentials, and detailed system log to monitor server and user activity. Active Directory login support included for corporate and K12 enterprise users.

Android Screenshots

Live Video
VI Mobile Android - Live Video Surveillance Feeds
Recorded Video
VI Mobile Android Recorded Video Surveillance
Event Logs
VI Mobile Android Event Logs for Video Surveillance
Camera Listing
VI Mobile Android Email Alerts for  Video Surveillance
Live Snapshots
VI Mobile Android Email Alerts for  Video Surveillance

Door Event Logs
VI Mobile - Android Door Event Logs for  Surveillance Feeds
Detailed View
VI Mobile -  Android Detailed View for Video Surveillance
Door Access Control
VI Mobile -  Android Door Access Control for Video Surveillance
Camera View
VI Mobile Android - Camera View for  Video Surveillance

iOS Screenshots

Live Video
VI Mobile iOS - Live Video Surveillance Feeds
Access Control
VI Mobile iOS - Access Control Video Surveillance
Facility Maps
VI Mobile iOS - Facility Maps for Video Surveillance
Camera Selection
VI Mobile iOS - Camera Selection for  Video Surveillance
Motion Events
VI Mobile iOS - Motion Events for  Video Surveillance

Live Video
Live Video Surveillance Feeds
Access Control
Access Control Video Surveillance
Facility Maps
Facility Maps for Video Surveillance
Motion Events
Motion Events for  Video Surveillance

Features and Specifications

Screenshots from Mobile Video Surveillance


  • Unlimited number of monitoring servers
  • Import a server's cameras, maps, and layouts with just one IP address
  • Integrated Active Directory login
  • Support for private and public IP addresses
  • Option to use unique login credentials for each server providing federated login
  • View server statistics such as CPU and memory utilization, used disk space, available cameras, serial number, and unique ID
  • View current connection and server version for all your servers at a glance
  • View system logs for a server
  • Reload all servers at the touch of a button

Mobile Networking with Video Surveillance


  • View live cameras in views of up to 16 cameras
  • Save a video snapshot as an email attachment, or to the Photos app
  • Maintain aspect ratio of high resolution images
  • View camera information such as frame size, frame rate, last read and write times, network bandwidth, codec, and camera model
  • Control PTZ enabled cameras
  • point PTZ enabled cameras to preselected positions

System Requirement for Mobile Video Surveillance


iOS Features
  • Access live and recorded video from any Video Insight server
  • Stream MJPEG, MPEG4, and H.264 video
  • "Quick Rewind" from live video
  • Quick access to recorded video through a list of files, by entering a date and time, or by selecting motion events
  • Select recorded video files or motion events for a specific day, month, or year range
  • Video files and motion events are easily distinguishable from one another through the use of large thumbnails and date and time labels

Bandwidth requirements for mobile video surveillance

Access Control

  • View live video of your doors from its assigned camera
  • Doors display their current status
  • Lock or unlock doors with the press of a button
  • Easy access to the last entry through a door
  • View user and alarm history for a door
  • Access to video for a door's history events
  • View a door's location in a facility map

Bandwidth requirements for mobile video surveillance

User Interface

  • Cameras, maps, doors, and layouts are organized into tabs for convenience
  • Cameras, and doors are easily distinguishable within their respective section lists by displaying large image thumbnails
  • View live and recorded video in full-screen mode on the iPad by pressing a button, on the iPhone by rotating the device to landscape orientation

Bandwidth requirements for mobile video surveillance


Android Requirements
  • Android Device installed with OS 4.1.1 or higher
  • Requires Video Insight Enterprise server running version 5.0.43 or 5.5.14 or higher
  • 5.5.20 or higher is recommended for advanced features such as the scrollable timeline and hardware accelerated H.264 playback
iOS Requirements
  • Requires iOS 7 or newer.
  • VI Mobile 2 is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad

Bandwidth requirements for mobile video surveillance

Bandwidth Consideration

  • Wifi Preferred or 3G minimum required; 4GLTE recommended

Used By Companies of All Sizes

Panasonic, Sony, Axis, D-link, Pelco