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Freely downloadable remote viewing solution gives users the ability to view their security video feed from half a world away on nearly any device.

NIAGARA FALLS – February 26, 2013 – DEFENDER® is pleased to announce the release of 1 Step™ Remote Viewing, new proprietary software that makes viewing footage from a security system easily accessible in under five minutes. 

The widespread usage of mobile connectivity devices continues to reshape the ways in which people organize, live and view their lives. Manufacturers of do-it-yourself security products have long promoted the convenience of remote viewing on smartphones and tablets as a key benefit of owning a multi-camera recording system. However, the reality is that many consumers have been dealing with outdated, complex software programs that worked only under a set of ideal conditions. Remote viewing set-up could puzzle even the most tech-savvy user – until now. 

The DEFENDER 1 Step™ Remote Viewingsoftware offers consumers a simple, less than five minute port forwarding solution never before seen in do-it-yourself security. Offered as a free download at, the program guides users through the settings and options that need to be enabled on a DVR and router to begin port forwarding. Following the input of a DVR’s IP address, 1 Step will automatically sync the DVR to the router, allowing users to view their property from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection while saving up to two hours of set-up time. As a pioneer in D.I.Y. security with roots dating back to 1999, DEFENDER continues to transform the category with intuitive solutions that give consumers peace of mind knowing they have protected what they value most. 

“A computer network has over 65,000 ports, and many consumers naturally feel overwhelmed when faced with the task of port forwarding their security device,” explains Andrea Mlinarevic, Assistant Product Manager at CWD. “Previously, consumers were guided through unnecessarily complicated programs that led them to believe they simply didn’t have the technical skills necessary to optimize their security system for remote viewing. The key benefit of our new 1 Step program is that it forwards the ports of the DVR automatically, meaning the most difficult and time-consuming aspect of the setup process is now realized in the click of a button. Our customers love that they can check that their property is safe and secure anytime, anywhere – whether they’re half a block or half a world away. It’s our hope that even more consumers can experience this daily peace of mind thanks to the ease of 1 Step.” 

The DEFENDER 1 Step Remote Viewing software, available for PC and Mac® computers, is compatible with all DEFENDER DVR models and can be downloaded directly from their official website at no cost. 


DEFENDER believes everyone deserves the peace of mind that comes from protecting what they value most. A pioneer in the do-it-yourself (DIY) video security category, DEFENDER offers this peace of mind to home and business owners through simple and affordable security solutions that can be set up without aid of professional installation. For more about DEFENDER, please visit