Notice: This application only works with the CellGate Watchman product with streaming video. You NEED to have this hardware AND service with CellGate. This application is designed and intended for the sole use by CellGate Access Control and Monitoring Subscribers.
The CellGate system is a cellular based access control and monitoring system that is managed using a web portal or smart phone applications. With this system you can monitor and control access to any property, anywhere you are. Now with Watchman, you can get a live video stream of your visitors before allowing them to enter, no matter where you are.
The Watchman product is the most advanced access control system available. When a visitor arrives at your property, they can either enter an access code that you created in advance online, just for them, or press a call button. When the call button is pressed a call is made to up to three smart phones simultaneously. When the call is answered, you will have a live video stream of the visitor, be able to talk to them and if desired, press a button to open the gate or door. Note, the use of the Watchman will consume data on your phone.
In addition, Watchman has an optional external camera. Using the app, you can toggle between the internal camera with a view of the visitor and the external camera with a view of the vehicle.
Whenever the call button is pressed or an access code entered, still pictures are captured from all available cameras and transmitted to the web based portal, along with the access code, so there is a log of every event.
The CellGate Watchman system can be installed anywhere cellular coverage is available. And using the smart phone application, you can be anywhere and still see who is at your property before letting them in.
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Room for improvement.. V1.1
App is a great concept, but lacks some necessary functionality. When visitor calls, app alerts you. You can swipe alert to open phone, but still must enter phone passcode and then open app. Many times, the app is so delayed that I miss call completely. There is no way to open gate if you miss call. We have resorted to leaving a gate remote near front door for now--which makes our old analog tele-entry system more appealing. App also causes my iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.2) to shut completely down daily if I leave app running in background--which is necessary to receive alerts from Cellgate. The only way to turn phone back on is to do a hard reset for twenty seconds. App also needs simple gate opening functionality such as: "Open", "Hold Open", "Hold Open until time out", and "Open Indefinitely". At this time, you cannot open gate without someone initiating a call from Cellgate system to app, entering a code on physical keypad, or logging in to their website. I am excited about Cellgate possibilities, but really need to see better app functionality to continue on with it. On a side note, Cellgate customer service has been outstanding to deal with during their initial launch of this product. They have a home run product, but app is holding them back. Looking forward to update.
No way to verify it is working
You start this app up and all you get is a white screen with “No visitors...yet” and a smile face along with their logo. There is nothing that allow me to verify that the app is able to connect to the callbox. How do I know it is working??
My ‘Skybell’ video doorbell app allow me to connect from the phone app to my doorbell to ‘see’ a live feed - verifying for me that I have connectivity and it is working.
Something needs to be added to provide similar verification that a connection between the app and the callbox can be established.
Then please fix the problems associated with speed. The one time I did have someone reach me via the callbox, the speed and audio/video quality was nearly unusable.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.