Smarter camera set-up with SNC toolbox mobile

The convenient app* that lets installers view live camera images on their smartphone or tablet screen.

Challenges of conventional camera adjustment

Installing and setting up security cameras can be a chore. Even for cameras equipped with an analogue video output, adjusting zoom and focus normally means holding a portable video monitor in one hand to see the effect on the resulting picture.

Setting up networked cameras connected to a LAN can be equally time-consuming. Fine-tuning settings typically means phoning from the top of a ladder to another operator in the control room who’s viewing camera images on their PC screen. It’s a slow, inefficient and labour-intensive process.

SNC toolbox mobile: Quick, easy adjustment by smartphone

But now there’s an easier way. New SNC toolbox mobile is a handy smartphone app (for iOS/Android) that makes it quicker and easier for installers and security managers to set up their entire fleet of Sony network cameras.

There’s no need for an extra monitor or other staff to assist you. With the camera connected to the wireless network, installers can simply view live video from the camera on the screen of their smartphone or tablet. This allows the effects of adjusting the camera’s zoom and focus controls to be seen instantly – without the need to call a colleague or connect a video monitor specially, providing freedom of movement and better safety for the installer.

4K camera set-up at a touch

Adjusting focus and zoom on Sony’s latest-generation SNC-VM772R 4K camera is super-easy, too. Just plug in the optional IFU-WLM3 USB Wireless LAN Module to the wireless LAN connector on the SNC-VM772R. SNC toolbox mobile makes a direct Wi-Fi connection between your smartphone and the camera, without compromising your network security – letting you view live camera images directly on screen and tweak settings, with nothing else needed. As well as focus and zoom, SNC toolbox mobile also lets you control other view-related features for the SNC-VM772R, including aspect ratio, image stabiliser and distortion correction.