In Japanese folklore, the Hyakume (百目, "hundred eyes") is a yōkai ("strange apparitions") whose man-sized body is covered by a multitude of large, unblinking eyes. It usually shelters overnight in abandoned temples, protecting them from would-be thieves & vandals.
Use the Hyakume app to easily view & record the H.264 & MJPEG video streams produced by a wide range of IP cameras (security, surveillance, doorbell, webcams, traffic, weather, repurposed smartphones, etc.).
Hyakume can store up to one hundred Camera entries in 10 Camera Lists (10 Cameras per List). Create separate Camera Lists for your various IP camera locations (home, business, storage, etc.).
To add a Camera entry, give it a unique name & provide the target IP camera's IPv4 address, video stream path, format & port number.
Tap a Camera entry to view it.
While viewing, you can record video, capture snapshot images, & expand the view to full-screen.
Add a new Camera entry by specifying the:
1. IPv4 address (ex. 192.168.2.100)
2. video stream path (ex. /video/h264)
3. stream format (H264/MJPEG/RELAY)
4. port number (ex. 8085)
Use the available ONVIF discovery tool to locate new ONVIF-compatible devices on your local wired/wireless network.
Tap a Camera entry in the active Camera List to open its video stream.
While viewing the stream, you can record video segments, capture snapshot images, & expand the view to full-screen.
The recorded video & image files can be reviewed, archived & uploaded.
If you have an old Android phone or tablet gathering dust in a drawer somewhere, you can use it to remotely view your home/local IP cameras.
Install Hyakume on the device, add the desired Camera entries to your DEFAULT Camera List & enable the Relay Server mode in Settings.
Port-forward the Relay Server device address/port if necessary.
Start the Relay Server to enable free remote on-demand Internet access from Android devices & desktop/mobile web browsers.
NOTE: Remote connections are secured by strong TLS/SSL encryption & mandatory client authentication.
|•||Supports the low-latency H.264 & MJPEG video streaming formats|
|•||Supports up to 100 Cameras in 10 Camera Lists|
|•||Records video segments & captures snapshot images|
|•||ONVIF device discovery locates local IP cameras|
|•||Relay Server provides FREE remote access|
|•||Basic motion detection|
|•||Displays cameras in List/Grid format, Dark/Light modes|
|•||Comprehensive Reference & Overview sections|
|•||Designed for phones (portrait) & tablets (portrait/landscape)|
Hyakume is ad-free & requires no subscriptions, fees or cloud accounts.
Buy the app once, use it forever (well, for the life of your phone).