iVMS-4500 Review

Posted by on July 10, 2018

iVMS-4500 is a mobile surveillance application that was designed to remotely monitor the live video from DVR, NVR, network dome, network camera, etc. The monitoring can be done in different ways. Some of these ways include playing back of recorded files, LIVE via wireless networks, etc. You can also control the alarm output and take care of PTZ control too. When you have iVMS-4500 installed on your phone, you can log onto the front-end device with the help of either your mobile data connection or with the help of your Wi-Fi. Also, it is noteworthy that if there is no public IP available for the device, you can get access to the app by using a dynamic domain name. Other than the dynamic domain, the app can also be leveraged using mapping ports to the public IP of the router. One can rejoice the live surveillance on multiple resolution viz. 480x800, 480x854, 960x540, 1280x720, 800x1280 and 1920x1080.
Publisher: HIKVISION HQ Last update: 1 year ago Size: 15.00M Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up,  iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: free Get it on:  Google Play, iTunes

What  iVMS-4500 Is

It is quite a popular app due to its wide range of functionalities that have been integrated. With the help of this app, you can undertake LIVE surveillance. There is also a feature of remote playback in the app. Under its devices head, one can manage all the monitoring devices. If you are looking forward to setting an alarm notification, the app lets you do that as well. Monitoring from pictures and videos, Hik-connect feature, putting the feed on mute, zoom in, etc. are some of the other functionalities of the app. The score of the features is  9/10.


The app's interface is simple and free from any sort of clumsiness. All the major heads rest in the side menu of the app. Each of these heads come with different functions and options. All of them sits in the footer of the iVMS-4500 app. However, it’s the lack of proper labeling on the options that may confuse some of the users of the app. The score of the interface is 7/10.

Performance and User Experience

The app is moderately technical to use. Because there is no prompt guide integrated into the app, the same makes it quite tricky to use iVMS-4500. Above all, the icons and options in the app are not labeled and the same may leave the new users a bit confused regarding their use. However, it’s only after few rounds of practice that one can become better at using the app. Some of the users have reported a feed sharing issue in the app. When they are trying to send any of the footage via WhatsApp, the app shows them an error which says ‘File Format Not Supported.’ The score is 6/10.

Cross-platform Use

The app works amazingly well on all the smartphones that are powered by either Android or iOS operating systems. The score is 9/10.


Gone are the days when people had to rely on heavy equipment placed at a particular location for monitoring and surveillance. Now with the help of iVMS-4500 app, you can remotely monitor the live videos from your smartphone. And guess what! You can rejoice the live videos on any resolution depending on the speed of your data connection/Wi-Fi.

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