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 5.2.1

.Enhanced the stability of DS cam
.Fixed an issue where users might fail to sign in in certain environments
.Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Rgxyzzy ,

Works well for me, once I figured out a few config issues

When I first got the NAS and tried to use this I ran into issues because I set it up to stream video over HTTPS. Turns out this was a well known issue. So now I authenticate over HTTPS but have the app set to stream video over HTTP.

It is not the best performing streaming app for security cameras. I used to run SecuritySpy on my Mac and their video app was awesome. Synology is basically just good enough.

Re: some other reviews, at least with AT&T mobile cameras stream over LTE just fine.

jakester2007 ,

New version is a giant leap forward

New version - problem with audio from cameras. No audio until I close the app (swiping up) and reopen the app.

Also, please make the controls hide when viewing video playback. Cannot see bottom and top of screen during playback landscape mode.

Original review
I have used this app several times a week for the last few years. The new version is very slick and much more intuitive than the previous versions. It is much easier to seek and search videos and you can do this while viewing all cameras at the same time (similar to the Live View on surveillance station). The camera video also loads much faster after I log in to the app. Switching between cameras also happen much faster with much less waiting for the scroll wheel. I am very happy with the new app and I am happy Synology continues to improve their product (without further charging). I also love the new color scheme. (I saw a one star review which hated the app and kept focusing on the color scheme... Which says more about the reviewer than the app in my opinion).

tvmaster2 ,

dreadful, convoluted, no way to disable camera, and WHITE!!!

What were you thinking? this was a simple, direct, quick, functional app that didn’t blow out my eyes or my battery, but now, with the ridiculous move to white, i’m already looking for a different camera app. Why on earth did you change the color, and where is the quick, simple direct edit / disable buttons?
Easily the worst thing you’ve ever done to one of your apps.
Essentially unusable. Are you paying people to write the good reviews?
And even worse, it forces you to work in Portrait Mode. I rarely work in Portrait Mode because of the iPad case I, and most people use. I’ve never seen a case that sits on a desk in Portrait Mode.
It’s like you wrote the app ONLY FOR THE iPhone, NOT the iPad.
I don’t own an iPhone.

So, let’s summarize:

White is awful.
Can’t easily find the delete buttons.
Can’t easily find enable/disable buttons.
Moved to a convoluted, messy, illogical interface over the quick, simple, direct interface you had.
Forced to use in Portrait Mode.
Did I mention it’s WHITE!!!???

Stunned and disappointed, and likely soon to be uninstalled.
Put back “disable”, and make a black interface selectable.


Synology Inc.
101.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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