You must own a Synology NAS or NVR to run this app, and be running the latest Surveillance Station 8.2 to get the complete set of features.

DS cam makes it possible to monitor and receive alert notifications from all your surveillance cameras set up on a Synology DiskStation. Smart features such as PTZ, patrols or lens control allow for perfect control of your cameras in real time, while advanced filters make it easy to pinpoint any specific event from large lists of recordings. You can even perform all essential management tasks, from disabling a camera to unlocking and deleting a snapshot.

Find all detailed features about the app on our website: > Surveillance > Mobile App > Specifications

What’s New

Version 5.4.1

- Fixed an issue where the next recording cannot play automatically after the current recording had finished playing.
- Fixed an issue where a recording cannot play in certain network environments.
- Fixed an issue where the camera list thumbnails cannot update after a pull down gesture was used.
- Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

chaosdonkey ,

Overall Great App

Overall I really do enjoy this app and Synology SS. The notification and viewing functions work as expected.
Previously I was on a cloud based camera system. Not to name names, but it got really old having constant subscription ads not to mention the delay in loading live video. Sometimes 60+ seconds and by then the detected event was over.

Problem solved with Synology SS and this app.
Connecting over the LAN or WAN is extremely fast. (assuming you have solid internet service)

The only complaint I have is that I have 4K cameras which require a lot of bandwidth to view. You can specify a secondary stream profile for mobile viewing at a lower resolution which works fantastic for live viewing.
However if you try and replay an event, it replays at the higher recording resolution which is a issue on limited mobile bandwidth.

It would be nice if they would add a streaming transcoder function to lower the resolution when needed on playback.

Or add a option to record video at two different resolutions and allow you to switch between the two.

I know I could lower the recording resolution. But that defeats the purpose of the high resolution cameras if I ever needed the video as evidence.

Developer Response ,

Dear User, thank you for the kindly feedback. Your request has been recorded. We will keep working hard to make DS cam better.

Soloaxis ,

The best

I had moved about a year ago and today I set my surveillance station back up using Reolink RLC-422 cameras. BOY has the optioned changed on this application, makes it super user friendly. As long as you know what you are doing you can create a camera recording system interface that is way above a anything else. I am an electrical engineer and spent the last couple of weeks integrating a 80k Pelco camera system with our existing one so I know what a user interface should look like. To the developers, thank you so much for putting in the time and making this what it is. Btw, I have had an iPhone since basically day one and this is my first review. Your effort has not gone unnoticed, it’s now time to advertise! Make this a standard!

Developer Response ,

Dear Sir, thank you for the kindly feedback. We will keep working hard to make DS cam better.

Colin Stuart ,

Latest update fixes issues!

5.4.1 update fixed all these issues. Thanks dev team for fixing. I don’t like the extra width for short event recordings but I can live with it. Wish it was configurable.
Old review: New 5.4 update breaks numerous things. Recorded events now all appear very thick instead of correct thin size (no it’s not an issue with how expanded the timeline is). When playing back recordings, it no longer continues to the next clip, it just locks up. You can’t even press next clip or drag around, it remains locked. Relaunch app, reboot phone, no change. Opened support ticket and they want diagnostics run on NAS!!! Uh guys, the update is bad. I have a second phone with previous version - still no issues, works like it always did.

Developer Response ,

Dear User, thank you for the kindly feedback. Your request has been recorded. We will keep working hard to make DS cam better.

App Privacy

The developer, Synology Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Identifiers
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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