I have four Foscam stand-alone cameras in my house and just got my first Hikvision cam. the Hikvision has a better image and seems to be better build quality but I have a problem with it. I like the "Hik-connect" app and Hikvision's "IVMS-44500" app for the Hikvision cam but I can't get the Foscams to work in those apps. I am able to get all cameras installed in Cam Viewer Pro but I do like the GUI in the Hikvision apps.
First question - Is there a way to get a camera other than a Hikvision to work in IVMS-4500 or Hik-connect?
I also have a problem with Cam Viewer Pro app. I have a very weak cell signal at my house. This makes it necessary to have two entries in CVP for each camera, one with the local LAN IP address and one with the WAN gateway address and forwarded port. CVP has no fail-over function so I treat each cam as if it was two different cameras, one local and one remote
Second question - Is there an app that can overcome this problem and access Hikvision cameras and a variety of other cams automatically switching from LAN to WAN as needed?