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 5.4.0

.This version is only compatible with iOS 12.1 and above.
.Supports the downloading of a video file by specifying a time duration and previewing the video clip.
.Supports the automatic activation of Home Mode on Surveillance Station based on the connected Wi-Fi.
.Supports viewing and managing Smart Time Lapse recordings.
.Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MilestoneAddict ,

Version 5.0 is a huge improvement

This latest version 5.0.0 is a big improvement on the previous version, which was slow to bring up video, and cumbersome for viewing recorded footage.

Much better, especially speed of displaying live video, but please don’t relax yet. You’re still quite far behind offers like Nestcam and their easy scrolling through the timeline.

Please do more work on speeding up reviewing recorded footage - it’s still too slow, and more laggy than it should be, both on the DS-Cam app and when using the SS management application.

Dan Ramsey ,

Great app! Battery usage 😱

I love this app, it works so well with my NAS. Why does it use so much battery when I have background refresh off.... it literally uses a big proportion of my phones’ battery usage each day. Why?

Otherwise it’s brilliant! Great features

Updated review in reply to dev response;-
I don’t use the GPS function. The app is set to never use location but still consumes lots of power in the background (even though background refresh is off in Apple settings). I’d still like to know why.....!

Developer Response ,

Dear Sir, thank you for the kindly feedback. If you turn on GPS enhancement for geofence function, it indeed consumes the power. We suggest that you turn off it and instead use Wifi enhancement only if it fit your case. We will keep working hard to make DS cam better.

Stevo1234512345 ,

Massive improvement

The app has improved enormously just recently. Lots of functionality for navigating through footage, grabbing recordings and more. Finally it feels like it should always have been.

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.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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