ONVIF device test tool for smartphone

You can test your IP camera or recorder using an ONVIF device test tool that works on a computer (such as the ONVIF Device Manager) or as an alternative use an App that allows you to run such a test on your smartphone.

ONVIF test tool for smartphones

In this article, I explain how to use the ONVIFER which is a Free ONVIF device test tool that works on android and it's very easy to install and use.

As you can see in the picture, the smartphone using the App connects to the router and looks for the camera in the local network by sending a broadcast to the switch.

How to use the ONVIF device tool (ONVIFER)

Just look for the ONVIFER App on the play store and download it to your mobile.

ONVIF test tool for smartphones Onvifer

As soon as you open the App it shows some online cameras that are installed somewhere in the world. It's just an example of how the app works.

To add your IP cameras just press the (+) button on the top of the App.

ONVIF test tool for smartphones online cameras

The next step is to click the From discovered button so the App shows the IP cameras that were found in the local network.

ONVIF test tool for smartphones discover device

Make sure that your mobile phone is connected to the local Wi-Fi router, otherwise, the App won't be able to find the cameras in the network.

Be aware that the broadcast traffic does not cross the router to look for cameras that are on the Internet, so if that's your case, just use the IP address and port number that you are using on your IP camera.

ONVIFER camera found

It's necessary to inform the username and password used by the IP camera.

ONVIFER IP and Port

After entering the username and password the camera is connected to the App and shows the image on the screen.

ONVIF test tool for smartphone shows camera

Extra information about the ONVIF protocol

The interesting part of this software is that it allows you to have information about the ONVIF protocol that is available in the camera. 

You can use such information to configure the IP camera on different platforms.

ONVIF test tool information

Video: ONVIF device test tool for smartphone

Watch the video which shows how to use the ONVIFER App.

Conclusion

You can use your computer and the ONVIF DEVICE MANAGER software if you have a computer available or just use a mobile phone and the ONVIFER.

Either way, it works and you can have access to the camera ONVIF information.

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