The AgriCamera Dashboard is what sets the AgriCamera system apart from all competing products and makes AgriCamera so much better. Many people have tried to copy our cameras and wiring but no one has even got close to replicating the software.
From AgriCamera’s foundaton, we realised that the software that makes the system work was the most critical piece of the puzzle. When we set about designing the software we had a couple of aims:
- Simple for anyone to setup and use – not just computer whiz kids.
- It should plug in and just work, not require loads of setting up.
- It should be reliable and not require constant support.
The AgriCamera Dashboard
The AgriCamera Dashboard is, in it’s simplest form, the website used to manage your cameras. There is no setup required, once the camera is plugged in it will automatically connect itself to the website allowing you to view it within seconds. No port forwarding. No messing with IP addresses. No dynamic DNS frustraton. It just works!
This video shows some of the features of the AgriCamera Dashboard – here demonstrating how you can view multiple cameras at once in full screen mode.
Some common questons about the Dashboard…
What if my internet connection is really slow? Will the Dashboard still work?
In short the ansewer is yes, and we have proved this hundreds of times. Whilst the Dashboard itself is loaded from the internet, once it has been loaded the first time, it is ‘cached’ on your computer, and subsequent requests are much faster. The images themselves come directly from the camera when you are in your home, so they do not need to travel over the internet.
The internet connection is only important when you are viewing the camera when away from home, for instance on a mobile or 3G. We have put a lot of effort into optimising the system to work even on the slowest of connections. We have a clever system to minimise ‘lag’ and reliably get a high quality image to you.
What if my internet connection goes down? Can I still view my cameras?
A working internet connection is required to use the Dashboard. However, if you do not have an internet connection, or want a completely standalone system, we can still help! You can either connect the included Interface Unit direct to a TV with a HDMI cable, or alternatively, we can supply a kit with a preconfigured router, that you can connect your laptop or tablet to in the house.
You won’t be able to view your AgriCamera remotely if you don’t have an internet connection.
Which operating systems do you support?
The AgriCamera Dashboard supports just about every operating system in existence. We have customers using everything from Windows 98 to Windows 8.1. We also support Mac computers as well as computers running Linux operating systems (Ubuntu etc).
The system is entirely web based, so quite simply, if you can view YouTube or Facebook on your computer, you will be able to view the cameras. If you don’t believe us, why not try out the Dashboard Demo?
Do you support smart phones and tablets such as iPads?
Of course! The Dashboard is a responsive website so it will automatically resize to fit well on even the tiniest of screens.
We also have dedicated mobile apps for Apple iOS devices and Android devices developed in house by our own software engineers.