Hyakume IP Camera Viewer

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About this app

In Japanese folklore, the Hyakume (百目 - "Hundred Eyes") was a vaguely man-sized creature, covered head-to-toe with a multitude of large, blinking eyes.

Shy & sunlight-averse, it often occupied old abandoned buildings during the day, protecting them from potential robbers & vandals.

If a suspicious person approached, an eye would detach from the Hyakume & float after the person, returning after they'd left, no longer considered a threat.

With the Hyakume viewer app installed, you can easily view & record, locally & remotely, the low-latency H.264/MJPEG video streams produced by a wide variety of IP cameras (doorbell, security, surveillance, baby/pet monitors, traffic/weather, etc.).

You can save up to one-hundred IP Cameras (see what we did there?) in 10 separate Camera Lists (max 10 Cameras per List)

Easily create a new Camera (Add a Camera) by giving it a unique name (Living room, Kitchen, Spooky Basement, etc.) & providing its local or public IPv4 address, video stream path, format & local IP port.

NOTE: Use the available ONVIF Discovery tool to locate ONVIF-compatible IP cameras on the local network.

Cameras in the active Camera List are continually polled (default = 10 seconds) & will display a live snapshot image & polling timestamp if online to verify activity.

Tap an active, online Camera to open its video stream for viewing, recording, etc.

You can record live video, capture snapshot images & expand the live Camera view to full-screen.

NOTE: The saved image & video files can be archived & uploaded/shared later.

Relay Server - install Hyakume on a compatible Android device (phone/tablet/TV box) & run it as a dedicated Relay Server on your Internet-connected business/home network to enable FREE secure remote access to your local Cameras (spare device required):

• Install Hyakume on the spare device
• In Settings, enable the Relay Server & assign a valid server userid, password & listener port
• Enable the optional Web Client to allow secure remote access from Internet-connected desktop/mobile web browsers
• In the DEFAULT Camera List, add the local Cameras you want to be available for remote access
• Enable port forwarding on your network router or gateway, if necessary to enable remote Internet connections
• Start the Relay Server to activate on-demand secure remote access to Cameras

NOTE: Remote connections are secured by strong TLS 1.x encryption & mandatory userid/password authentication.

Hyakume Features:
• Supports the low-latency H.264 & MJPEG video streaming formats
• Records video segments & captures snapshot images
• ONVIF Discovery tool locates new local IP cameras
• Relay Server enables FREE secure remote access
• Basic motion detection included
• Displays Cameras in List/Grid formats, Light/Dark modes
• Designed for phones (portrait), tablets (portrait/landscape) & TV boxes

Hyakume contains no ads, fees, or monthly charges. Pay once and use it forever, on an unlimited number or devices.

Got any old, unused compatible Android phones or tablets gathering dust in a drawer somewhere? Use them to start or expand your FREE IP camera viewing setup today!
Updated on
Jan 23, 2024

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