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Outline of the application

Application name Panasonic Security Viewer version 3.2
OS Android™ OS 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0 are recommended.
How to get the application Download from the Google play™ store.
Release month Jun-2017
Operation check  Android devices Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, Xpeira Z5, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, ASUS ZenPad

Download the application from here.

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How to configure the settings

Register the device information on the "Device Setting" page that will be displayed immediately after the Panasonic Security Viewer application is installed.

Carefully read the "END-USER License Agreement" and you accept and agree to be bound by tapping the button labeled "Agree" .

(1) When tapping "+" key on the "Device Setting", the page to enter the device information will be displayed.

(2) It is possible to enter any name for "Device Name" to be identified on the application.
Enter a device name that is easy to remember.
Example:"i-PRO recorder"

(3) When tapping "Device Type", device type selection dialog will be displayed.
Select the device type from Recorder, Camera or Encoder.

(4) "Device Address" will be as follows depending on the connection environment.

The URL in the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service (or the global IP address) will be "Device Address".

Enter the private IP address.
Example: 192.168.0.250

(5) Enter the HTTP port number for the Device.

(6) Enter the ID and the password registered in the connected device in "Network Authentication".

(7) After entering (2) - (6), tap "Set". If the registration succeeds, the "Device Setting" page will be displayed again.

(8) "Live" page: Displays "Camera List [Live]".

(9) "Playback" page: Displays "Camera List [Playback]".

(8) Camera List [Live]

(9) Camera List [Playback]

(10) "Setting" page

(10) "Setting" page: Displays the setup menus for the recorder.

(11) "Display Setting" page

(10) "Display Setting" page: When tapping "Display Setting" on the "Settings", the "Display Setting" page will be displayed.

Disp Title Setting
Configure the settings of the camera names registered in the recorder to be displayed on the screen.

Disp Date Setting
Display the time & date of the recorded images. It is not displayed for live images.

Multi Display Setting
Select the number of cameras(6 or 8) in Multi Live screen.

FAQ

Question Answer
About the application
Where can we download the application? You can download it from the Google play™ store that provides the Google applications. Click here. opens new window
Or search "Panasonic Security Viewer" on the Google play™ store.
The system is composed of the cameras and a PC only. Can we use the application from a smartphone? You can use the application from the version 2.0. The environment without recorder (consist of only cameras) is available from the version 2.0 of this application.
What is the Model No. for the recorder that is required to view the images on the application? In the version 3.2 of the application, the following Panasonic recorders are available.
- WJ-NV200 (Version 1.50 or later)
- WJ-NV300 (Version 1.03 or later)
- WJ-ND400 (Version 3.40 or later)
- WJ-HD616K/HD716K (Version 2.6 or later)
- WJ-NX400 (Version 1.02 or later)
- WJ-NX200 (Version 1.02 or later)
What types of cameras are available to view the images on the application? When you view the images from the cameras via the recorder, only  Panasonic H.264/H.265 cameras compatible with the recorder are available.
Refer to Supported Camera List

* * Fisheye cameras support PTZ operations only when the image capture mode is "Single PTZ mode".

When you register cameras to this application and monitor the images, the following cameras are available.
- Panasonic i-PRO SmartHD/i-PRO EXTREME Series Network Camera
- Panasonic Home Network Camera BL-VT164W/VT164, BL-VP104W/VP104, BL-VP101
Can we use the application on an iPhone or iPad? We also offer the application for an iPhone or iPad.
You can download it from the App Store. Click hereopens new window.
Or search "Panasonic Security Viewer" on the App Store.
What are the compatible versions for Android? The operations have already been checked on Android™ 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0.
Other versions may not properly support the performance of the application. Refer to your cell-phone service provider whether the upgrade of your Android device to Android™ 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0 are available.
What are the compatible Android device models? The operations have already been checked for the following models.
Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, Xpeira Z5, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, ASUS ZenPad.

Other models may not properly display the images or control the cameras and recorders.
Are the Touchpad tablets compatible with the application? They are compatible. The operations have already been checked for the following models.
  • FZ-N1
  • FZ-X1
Do application support Android-x86 of Android devices? Do not support Android-x86 of Android devices.
How much is the fee to use the application? You can download and use the application for free.
However, you have to pay for the communication fee.
The packet communication fee may become expensive since video images are downloaded when using an Android™ device for the communication. Be aware of the contract with your cell-phone service provider.
In addition, when using the Android device, the communication speed may be limited depending on the packet amount. Refer to your cell-phone service provider for details.
How can we check the images stored by pressing the "Save" button? You can view the images in the "Camera" folder on an image viewer application. The application name, for example, "Gallery" or "Picture Album", may vary depending on Android device.
The image folder is stored in the "/DCIM/Camera" directory.
Can we use the MJPEG or MPEG-4 image when storing the images on the recorder? MJPEG or MPEG-4 images are not supported.
Can playback H.264 or H.265 image by the following Panasonic recorders,
1) WJ-NV200/WJ-NV300/WJ-ND400/WJ-HD616/HD716
Can playback only H.264 image of the transmission mode.
2) WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200
Can playback H.264/H.265 images of the transmission mode.
 - Playback Setting Mode is Normal or Low Load.
   Can playback only H.264 image.
- Playback Setting Mode is Mobile.
   Can playback H.264/ H.265 image.
Can we access to live one camera of the recorder from two or more Android devices simultaneously? Android device numbers of simultaneous access differ depending on the following Panasonic recorder.
 - WJ-NV200/WJ-NV300/WJ-ND400 → 1 device
 - WJ-HD616/HD716 → 8 devices
 - WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200 → 16 devices
 *1: When accessing beyond the maximum number of terminals, the image will not be displayed on the terminal that accessed for the first time.
1) WJ-NV200/WJ-NV300/WJ-ND400
 - If "Live connection setting" of this application is "via recorder" (default), you cannot display to live from multiple terminals . If you want to live simultaneously from multiple terminals, please set "Live connection setting" of this application to "Direct Camera Access".
 *1: This setting is available only in the local network environment using Wi-Fi.
2) WJ-NX400
 - When "Live connection setting" of this application is "via recorder" (default), you can display to lived simultaneously from multiple terminals to the same camera (up to 16 units).
Can we access to playback one camera of the recorder from two or more Android devices simultaneously? Android device numbers of simultaneous access differ depending on the following Panasonic recorder.
Playback Setting Mode is “Normal” or “Low Load”
- WJ-NV200 → 2 devices
- WJ-NV300 → 8 devices
- WJ-ND400 → 16 devices
- WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200 → 16 devices
- WJ-HD616/HD716 → 8 s devices
*1: When accessing beyond the maximum number of terminals, the image will not be displayed on the terminal that accessed for the first time.
Playback Setting Mode is “Mobile”
- WJ-NV300 → 1 devices
- WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200 → 2 devices
*1: When accessing beyond the maximum number of terminals, “You cannot connect since other user have already connected. Please select other playback mode (Normal/Low Load).” is displayed and mobile playback cannot be started.
What is the difference between "Through Recorder" and "Camera Directly" for "Camera Live Setting"? Either of these settings is applied depending on the installation or operation environment.
"Through Recorder" is the setting to view the live images from cameras via the Internet. Normally, this setting will be applied.
"Camera Directly" is the setting to be applied in a local wireless LAN (in which the terminal, the recorder and the cameras are on the same subnet).
Will the data communication be activated when the application runs in the background? When the application runs in the background, the data communication will be activated. To deactivate it, tap the "Back" button to terminate the application.
Can we change the image quality ? If you use WJ-NV300/WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200, you can change the image quality by using mobile playing feature. Tap the " " button.
"You cannot use mobile playback since Android device performance is not enough. Please select the lower bitrates." is displayed. What should we do ? If you set high bit rates(1024/2048kbps) in "Playback Setting → Mobile", luck of computing power may occur in some smartphones.
In this case, set low bit rates(768/512/256kbps) in "Playback Setting → Mobile".
Cannot be played back by using Mobile mode when the resolution of the camera is set to QXVGA (2048x1536). What should we do ? Please open “Advanced setting tab on WJ-NV300 Setting Screen (Web setting or Direct Setting)
(“Setup” → "Monitor" → "Advanced setting” tab →"Other settings" )
Please check “Enables re-recording transmission of data higher resolution than QXGA(2048x1536) and save.
Can we play back the recorded images on SD card of Network Camera You can play back the recorded images on SD card of following cameras.

(A)Firmware Ver. 1.64 or later

WV-SW598(A), WV-SW397(A/B) , WV-SC588(A), WV-SC387(A), WV-SW458(M,MA), WV-SF448E, WV-SF438, WV-SW158, WV-SF138, WV-SW559, WV-SW558, WV-SF549, WV-SF548, WV-SF539, WV-SF538, WV-SP509, WV-SP508

(B) Firmware Ver. 2.00 or later

WV-SW395(A), WV-SC385, WV-SC384, WV-SW155(M/MA), WV-SW152(M), WV-SF135, WV-SF132, WV-SW115, WV-SW175, WV-SW172,
WV-ST165, WV-ST162, BL-VT164(W), BL-VP104W, BL-VP101, WV-SW396(A), WV-SC386, WV-SW355, WV-SW352, WV-SF346 , WV-SF342, WV-SF336, WV-SF335, WV-SF332, WV-SW316(L), WV-SW314,
WV-SP306, WV-SP305, WV-SP302, WV-NP502, WV-NW502S

(C) Firmware Ver. 1.84 or later

WV-SFV631LT, WV-SFV631L, WV-SFV611L, WV-SFR631L, WV-SFR611L, WV-SFN631L, WV-SFN611L, WV-SPW631LT, WV-SPW631L, WV-SPW611L, WV-SPW611, WV-SPN631, WV-SPN611, WV-SFV531, WV-SFR531, WV-SFN531, WV-SPW531AL, WV-SPW532L 
WV-SPN531(A), WV-SFV311(A), WV-SFV310(A), WV-SFR311(A), WV-SFR310(A), WV-SFN311L, WV-SFN311(A), WV-SFN310(A), WV-SPN311(A), WV-SPN310(A), WV-SPW311AL, WV-SPW312L, WV-SFV130(M), WV-SFV110(M), WV-SFN130, WV-SFN110, WV-SBV131M, WV-SBV111M

(D) Firmware Ver. 1.07 or later
WV-SFV481, WV-SFN480, WV-SFV781L, WV-SPV781L
(E) Firmware Ver. 1.20 or later
WV-V6430L, WV-S2531LTN, WV-S2531LN, WV-S2511LN, WV-S2231L, WV-S2211L, WV-S231L, WV-S2131L, WV-S2131, WV-S2130, WV-2111L, WV-S2110, WV-2530LK, WV-V2530L1, WV-S1531LTN, WV-S1531LN, WV-S1511LN, WV-V1330LK, WV-V330L1, WV-V1170, WV-S1132, WV-S1131, WV-S1112, WV-S1111
(F) Firmware Ver. 1.05 or later
WV-X6531N, WV-X6511N

Regarding (B) cameras, the application do not support following Play Features.

1) Reverse Skip

2) Event Search
Can we play back the recorded images on SD card of a Network Camera from two or more Android device simultaneously? Only one device can play back the recorded images on SD card of a Network Camera at a time. When two or more Android devices play back the recorded images on SD card of one Network Camera, the application will display the following message.
“The other user is currently operating. Please try again later.”
Cannot playback stored H.265 format image on SD card of i-PRO EXTREME camera Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 devices cannot playback stored H.265 recording compression format image on SD of i-PRO EXTREME camera.
If you want to playback H.265 recording compression format image. Please use Android 5.0 or higher device.
Can we register the maximum number of the network cameras and recorders? Can register 50 of network camera and recorder.
About the installation environment
What type of network environment is required? Local Network (Router, Hub, Lan cable, Wi-Fi), Internet (Provider) and Public Mobile Network (3G / 4G / LTE) of environment is required.
In addition, the router needs to be given a global IP address.
We recommend using the dynamic DNS (DDNS) service for the recorder to obtain the domain name.
Is the connection available in a local network? It is available. Establish a wireless LAN environment for the network in which the recorder has been installed. When registering the recorder on this application, use the IP address and the port number of the recorder for the "Recorder Address" settings on the "Recorder Setting" page.
Can we access the application both via the Internet and a local network? That is possible by registering the recorder for the Internet and the local network on the "Recorder Setting" page of the application. Register the recorder two times by entering the DDNS address and the recorder IP address for the "Recorder Address" settings on the "Recorder Setting" page.
When the connection cannot be established
"Connection error. Please check device type." is displayed. In this case, what should we do? Check the device type( Recorder/Camera/ Encoder) that you want to connect to on the "Device Registration" page.
"Connection error. Please check IP address and port number." is displayed. In this case, what should we do? Check the IP address and the port number for the Recorder/Camera/ Encoder on the "Device Registration" page.
"Connection error. Please check user name and password." is displayed. In this case, what should we do? Check that the ID and the password entered for "Network Authentication" on the "Device Setting" page are the same as what are set for the recorder.
"(Registered destination)" is not connected" is displayed. In this case, what should we do? When using the application via the Internet, check the "Recorder Address" settings are the address and the port number obtained for the DDNS on the "Recorder Setting" page. When using the application in a local network, check the "Recorder Address" settings are the IP address and the port number of the recorder.
Recorded images cannot be played back.
  • Playback is not available in the MJPEG or MPEG-4 format.
  • Check that "OFF" is not selected for "Search and playback" of "User level setting" for "Recorder User". When "OFF" is selected, playback is not available since the user does not have the privilege.
  • In the case of WJ-NV200/WJ-ND400/WJ-NV300/WJ-HD616/WJ-HD716, please check whether the recording compression format is H.264.
  • WJ-NX400/WJ-NX200 supports H.264 / H.265 recording compression format, but playback may not be possible by “playback setting” → “Mode” of this application.
  • In case of normal playback / low load playback, you can playback only H.264 recording compression format, if you playback H.265 recording compression format, “Recording format is not H.264.” is displayed.
Recorded images on SD card of Network Camera cannot be played back.

Please check the following

  • Check that "H.264" has been selected for the compression method when storing the images on SD card of Network Camera. Playback is not available in the MJPEG format. 
  • Check whether other user play back recorded image on same SD card,
  • Check your registered User name and Password of Network Camera on application Device Registration. If User ID and Password are administrator level, you cannot play back recorded images on SD card.
  • Check SD card slot setting of network camera and SD card lock position.
    If you set “Not use” to SD card slot setting and move to lock position (Read Only), you cannot play back recorded images on SD card.
  • In the case of i-PRO smartHD series network camera, please check that he recording data of the SD card is H.264 recording compression format.
  • In the case of i-PRO EXTREME series network camera, please check that the recording data of the SD card is H.264 or H.265 recording compression format.
Cannot playback stored images on WJ-NX400 by mobile playback. Check whether the following extension licenses are registered on WJ-NX400.
  • Camera expansion license. 
  • Secure expansion license.
Live images cannot be displayed. The following cases may have occurred.
  • The camera may have been disconnected from the network. Connect the camera to the network.
  • The power of the camera may have been shut down. Supply the power to the camera.
  • "Camera Directly" has been selected for "Camera Live Setting" on the application. Select "Through Recorder" for "Camera Live Setting" or configure the settings to use "Camera Directly".
  • Check the following Panasonic recorder firmware version.
- WJ-NV200 (Version 1.50 or later)
- WJ-NV300 (Version 1.03 or later)
- WJ-ND400 (Version 3.40 or later)       
- WJ-HD616/HD716 (Version 2.6 orlater) 
- WJ-NX400 (Version 1.02 or later)
- WJ-NX200 (Version 1.02 or later)
 
  • Configure less than Full HD (1920 x1080 ) to JPEG image capture size of “Camera Live Setting”
"×" is displayed in the "Camera List". The following cases may have occurred.
  • The camera may have been disconnected from the network. Connect the camera to the network.
  • The power of the camera may have been shut down. Supply the power to the camera.
  • "Camera Directly" has been selected for "Camera Live Setting" on the application. Select "Through Recorder" for "Camera Live Setting" or configure the settings to use "Camera Directly".
  • Check the following Panasonic recorder firmware version.
- WJ-NV200 (Version 1.50 or later)
- WJ-NV300 (Version 1.03 or later)
- WJ-ND400 (Version 3.40 or later)
- WJ-HD616/HD716 (Version 2.6 or later)
- WJ-NX400 (Version 1.02 or later)
- WJ-NX200 (Version 1.02 or later)

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