Release Notes for DS cam

DS cam allows you to view cameras setup on your DiskStation anywhere network connection is available. You can stream live view in real-time, control camera angles with your touch screen, search and play event recordings.

Version: 3.6.1-917


(2022-05-24)

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed the issue where streams cannot be played when H.265 is selected on certain Surveillance Station versions.
  2. Fixed the issue where audio cannot be played when AAC is selected on certain Surveillance Station versions.
  3. Fixed the issue where DS cam crashes when Surveillance Station 8.1.1 or earlier is used.
  4. Fixed the issue where the stop button does not work when recordings are playing.

Version: 3.6.0-915


(2022-05-11)

New features (Surveillance Station 9.0)

  1. Added support for the display of text watermarks on live camera feeds.
  2. Added support for Privacy Masking to cover sensitive regions while in camera view.
  3. Added support for DVA license plate notification.
  4. Added support for recording encryption to increase data security.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where PIP Mode does not work properly in Android 12.
  2. Fixed the issue where a camera cannot be selected to play recordings when notifications are merged.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Limitation (Surveillance Station 9.0)

  1. Unable to show C2 recordings in the Recordings tab. To view C2 recordings, go to Surveillance Station or C2 Surveillance Portal. (https://sy.to/c2svs)

Version: 3.5.1-888


(2021-10-05)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the next recording cannot play automatically after the current recording has finished playing.
  2. Fixed an issue where a recording cannot play in certain network environments.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.5.0-883


(2021-07-26)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. This version is only compatible with Android 6.0 and above.

What's New

  1. Supports Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode.
  2. Supports the downloading of a video file by specifying a time duration and previewing the video clip.
  3. Supports the automatic activation of Home Mode on Surveillance Station based on the connected Wi-Fi.
  4. Supports viewing and managing Smart Time Lapse recordings.

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.4.2-787


(2020-09-01)

What's New

  • Enhanced the compatibility with the new version of Android in response to app permission updates.

Fixed Issues

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.4.1-764


(2020-08-04)

Important Note

  • This update includes fixes to the below issues found in 3.4.1-761.
    1. The application may crash when users view live views.
    2. The application may crash when users switch stream quality in the Single View Mode.

What's New

  • Added support for passcode lock and biometric authentication.
  • Supports switching the stream quality in the Single View mode.
  • Users can now mute videos.
  • Supports searching for recordings by time and weeks. (Surveillance Station 8.2.3 or above versions required.)
  • Added new push notifications for Deep Video Analytics and Action Rule events. (Surveillance Station 8.2.5 or above versions required.)
  • Added support for swiping down to leave full-screen mode or switch to a floating player. The video will open in full-screen mode the next time.
  • Enhanced the performance and stability of navigation with the timeline bar.
  • The floating player now opens faster.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where Home Mode could not be activated if the network name (SSID) of the paired Wi-Fi started with a number.
  • Fixed an issue where offline license validation might fail when firewall rules blocked the connections from Surveillance Station.

Version: 3.4.0-703


(2019-12-03)

Compatibility and Installation

  • DS cam 3.4.0 only supports Android 5.0 and above.

What's New

  • Added support for video rewinding and shortcut panel for control buttons.
  • Added support for non-admin users to receive notifications.
  • Added support for muting and setting daily schedules for notifications.
  • Added support for turning off fixed Geofence notifications.
  • Added support for enabling/disabling the Floating player.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed the issue where hardware decoding might not be switched off to software decoding on Xiaomi Mi or OnePlus devices running Android 10 or above.
  • Fixed the issue where permission rules of non-admin are wrongly applied.
  • Fixed the issue where video streaming might not work properly via proxy connections.
  • Reduced power consumption when Geofence is enabled.
  • Fixed the issue where the login history might not be recorded when using Surveillance Station 6.3 or before.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.3.0-589


(2019-07-23)
  • Added support for skipping 10 seconds forward/backward by double-tapping in the left/right screen corners in Timeline
  • Added support for customizing video playback speeds
  • Added support for Timeline Smart Timespan
  • Enhanced the Camera page layout, providing display-style switching and camera-order changing
  • Enhanced the user experience in the Home Mode page
  • Enhanced the user experience in Timeline
  • Enhanced the login mechanism, adding support for user troubleshooting
  • Fixed an issue where audio might not be outputted properly under certain conditions
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.2.1-534


(2019-04-15)
  • Enhanced the stability of DS cam
  • Fixed an issue where DS cam might not run properly on certain devices
  • Fixed an issue where users might fail to sign in in certain environments
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.2.0-529


(2019-03-19)
  • Enhanced the user experience of Multi-View and Timeline
  • Enhanced the launch and login speeds
  • Applied a brand new dark theme to the main menu
  • Optimized the empty style display of Timeline
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.1.1-467


(2019-02-14)
  • Fixed an issue where the application might not respond to certain network environments

Version: 3.1.0-465


(2018-12-06)
  • Added support for specific-time playback in Timeline
  • Added support for skipping 10 seconds forward/backward by double-tapping during video playback
  • Added support for switching between Timeline and PTZ functions
  • Added support for jumping to the edit window by tapping thumbnails of taken snapshots
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.5-413


(2018-10-18)
  • Fixed an issue where users might not be able to log in through certificates
  • Fixed an issue where the login might be slow
  • Fixed an issue where users might not be able to control PTZ cameras
  • Fixed an issue where the application might not respond while switching between recordings
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.4-410


(2018-09-17)
  • Added support for Surveillance Station 6.1 and 6.2
  • Added support for IPv6
  • Fixed an issue where Geofence might affect NAS performances under certain conditions
  • Fixed an issue where the delay trigger function of Geofence might not work properly
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.3-403


(2018-08-28)
  • Added support for Thai user interface
  • Added support for fast and slow speed video playback
  • Added support for 1x3 layout in Multi View
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Fixed an issue where the screen might be displayed vertically when devices are set at landscape mode
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.2-397


(2018-08-09)
  • Fixed an issue where zoom function might not work properly
  • Fixed an issue where fixed aspect ratio function might not work properly
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.1-394


(2018-07-26)
  • Added support for Corridor mode
  • Fixed an issue where the application might not respond to certain operations
  • Fixed an issue where devices might automatically go into sleep mode
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.0-390


(2018-07-19)
  • DS cam 3.0.0 is only compatible with Surveillance Station 6.3 and above
  • Introduced a brand new user interface that brings you a completely new user experience
  • Added support for timeline playback in Multi View and Single View
  • Added support for attaching a snapshot in push notification (This feature is only supported in Surveillance Station 8.1.2 and above)
  • Added support for license management that allows license-adding via QR codes
  • Added the Floating Player function that continues to play recordings or stream live video when switched back to the playlist
  • Significantly increased supported video codecs for recordings, including "MxPEG", "H.264+", "H.265", and "H.265+"
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.9.0-342


(2018-05-23)
  • Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance
  • Fixed an issue where Geofence may not trigger switching Home Mode properly
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.8.1-334


(2018-01-30)
  • Fixed an issue where logging-in may not function properly after changing the certificate
  • Fixed an issue where Geofence may not be triggered properly under specific conditions

Version: 2.8.0-332


(2017-12-12)
  • Added support for triggering Geofence based on whether the mobile device is connected to a specific Wi-fi
  • Fixed an issue where logging in may fail when the Internet speed is low
  • Fixed an issue where specific recordings may not be played properly
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.7.0-320


(2017-09-05)
  • 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

Version: 2.6.1-287


(2017-07-13)
  • Fixed an issue where video streams may not be played properly under HTTPS without importing certification. (If the video streams still can not be played, you may turn on the Force MJPEG streaming option.)

Version: 2.6.0-286


(2017-06-22)
  • DS cam 2.6.0 is only compatible with Surveillance Station 6.0-2636 and above
  • Improved Live View streaming compatibility and fluency, and reduced server resource usage
  • Enhanced the connection speed via QuickConnect with hole punching technique
  • Fixed an issue where DS cam may not function properly when DSM 6.1.1 account protection is enabled
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.5.8-263


(2017-03-21)
  • Applied a flattened user interface design
  • Fixed an issue where snapshot lists may not be properly displayed when there are too many snapshots
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.5.7-254


(2017-01-03)
  • Added support to filter and display advanced continuous recordings in the recording list
  • Fixed an issue where the lock/unlock/delete feature may not work properly
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.5.6-247


(2016-10-17)
  • Added support for live-view streaming and recording playback with the H.265 codec
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.5.5-241


(2016-01-28)
  • Added support of 2-step verification for DSM 6.0 to provide extra security
  • Improved user experience by disabling screen timeout when the app is in Multi-View mode

Version: 2.5.4-234


(2015-11-09)
  • Fixed an issue where the app may suddenly quit

Version: 2.5.3-232


(2015-10-28)
  • Added support for Surveillance Station 7.1

Version: 2.5.2-221


(2015-08-19)
  • Added support for Surveillance Station 7.1 Beta

Version: 2.5.1-219


(2015-04-17)
  • Fixed an issue where 2-way audio might not work properly at the recording server in a CMS setup
  • Fixed an issue preventing the preview of recordings in batch selection mode
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.5-213


(2015-02-09)
  • The list of recordings can be reordered (newest/oldest first)
  • The live view layout is now remembered after logout

The following features require Surveillance Station 7.0:

  • Lens control is now available (auto-pan, auto-focus, object tracking)
  • 2-way audio is now supported to control a camera's speaker
  • Snapshots from the Surveillance Station can be viewed, deleted, locked/unlocked or downloaded from DS cam (requires an account with the adequate permissions)
  • Recordings can now be unlocked
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 2.4.1-172


(2014-12-16)
  • Fixed an issue where audio would be missing in live-view streaming on Android 5.0
  • Minor bug and usability enhancements

Version: 2.4-166


(2014-11-18)
  • The status of the push notification setting is now remembered upon login
  • Fixed an issue where entering DS cam from the notifications would not allow to leave without forcing the app to close
  • Fixed issues causing no results by the auto search function (notably on HTC M8)
  • Fixed an issue where the PT wouldn't stop
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.3.1-150


(2014-07-11)
  • Fixed an issue where users of multi-lens cameras would be wrongly denied login due to an insufficient number of licenses
  • Fixed an issue where the snapshot button wouldn't appear for users running Surveillance Station 6.1
  • The delete function now allows to select/deselect all recording events in one go
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.3-142


(2014-06-17)
  • The login history is shared between Synology Mobile Apps for more convenience (hostnames and account names)
  • Recordings can be deleted (Surveillance Station 6.3 and onwards required)
  • Advanced privileges set in Surveillance Station are now supported (Surveillance Station 6.3 and onwards required)
  • Added a filter to find edge recording events (Surveillance Station 6.3 and onwards required) 
  • Unicode domain names (also known as IDN) are now supported 
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.2.1-128


(2014-03-10)
  • We've added this "What's new" section to easily access the Play Store release notes
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.2-122


(2014-01-23)
  • Login with QuickConnect is now available (DSM 5.0 beta required)
  • It's now possible to verify the certificate installed on the DiskStation to for an even more secure connection
  • Fixed an issue where DS cam would self-disconnect in the background and require to re-log in
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.1-115


(2013-12-10)
  • Added the feature to view live streaming from MPEG4 and H.264 cameras (DSM 3.2 or onward required)
  • Added the feature to login via user defined port for Surveillance Station
  • Added the feature to launch directly from DSM mobile version (DSM 3.2 or onward required)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0.1-108


(2013-08-29)
  • This version gives users more flexibility and can now stop a recording when logging in with a different device
  • The error message "The operation failed" no longer displays when audio is disabled in Surveillance Station
  • Fixed an issue where different snapshots taken would all be identical to the first one
  • Fixed an issue where users running DSM 3.2 couldn't log in
  • When selecting cameras from the Multi-live view mode, all cameras are now listed
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0-102


(2013-07-29)
  • New design and an "Android 4.x" layout
  • DS cam now has a design and layout optimized "for tablets"

The following new features require you update to the latest Surveillance Station in the Package Center:

  • Supports better streaming quality for cameras with H264 output
  • Select cameras to customize Multi live views (by camera group or by DiskStation)
  • Enable/disable IP cameras
  • View key camera information
  • Zoom in/out on PT cameras
  • Filter out recordings (by camera group, by DiskStation, by time range, by mode)
  • Support for audio streams
  • Minor bug fixes