Slow. Unreliable. Crashes at the drop of a hat. Would not recommend Synology NAS for surveillance use. To Synology.... ...please bring back the option to use an external player for recordings. I was previously able to use VLC which supports 4x playback speed which is great for reviewing alerts. The new integrated player has very limited functionality. ...please allow switching to the high quality stream from within the player.
Slow, buggy & borderline useless. Not what I expected of Synology! You either see "Loading" for a good few minutes, followed by a blank screen... or a picture for all of 10 seconds before it too cuts to black.
Now can't even live view. Says loading forever or just says "Can't play". Then even OK doesn't work and needs to be force closed. Absolute garbage. Synology... Don't release software if you're not going to do it properly. It will be destroy your reputation. Waivering over my next Synology purchase now. Managed to view a live camera, but it just crashes if I try to view a recording. That's the more important feature as far as I'm concerned so this is useless. I still don't understand how Synology thinks it's ok to release software in this state.
Terrible app, crashes every 2 minutes or so. It's a good idea in theory, but you're better off trying to navigate the non mobile friendly web interface.
Works well for viewing live video and recordings, but there's not much else in terms of functionality. Notifications arrive and can be viewed - it would be nice if it would automatically pull up the associated video file when I click the notification rather than force me to go searching. Also, it's a truly awful battery hog. I noticed that my Pixel XL is struggling to keep a charge through the day since I installed this. I checked the app settings and DS Cam is by far the highest consumer (33%). That's crazy.
After last update with geotagging support that I wait so much, the app become unreliable. It crashes on my Samsung s8+ even if I'm not using it. :( please fix that ASAP
． Added support for the Geofence function to trigger Surveillance Station events based on the location of the mobile device
． Added support for Home Mode to allow users to quickly switch between different security levels in DS cam
． Significantly increased the number of supported video codecs for recordings, including "MxPEG", "H.264+", and "H.265"
． Added support for the option of playing streams over HTTP under HTTPS connection to enhance playback compatibility
． Minor bug fixes
One of the best app for remote surveillance, local and cloud video recording.