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Watching surveillance cameras online.. 10 important detailed steps

 Surveillance Cameras - 10 Things You Need to Know

Watching surveillance cameras online.. 10 important detailed steps
Watching surveillance cameras online.. 10 important detailed steps


 From anywhere around the world, you can watch live broadcasts from your surveillance cameras by following this method

short.osramsrya teach you how to watch online surveillance cameras and view recordings of cameras at home, or work online, but keep in mind that not all surveillance cameras can be accessed via the Internet, the cameras must be able to view them online.


How to watch surveillance cameras online

1- Device setup

Surveillance cameras can be viewed online but first make sure your security cameras can connect to the Internet, not all security cameras are compatible with Wi-Fi. So before you spend your money on buying a DVR for the surveillance system, make sure that your cameras will be able to broadcast video via the Internet, and you can also use Ethernet security cameras.


2- Buy a DVR for your surveillance cameras

Watching surveillance cameras online.. 10 important detailed steps


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The DVR stores the footage recorded by your cameras, so if you buy one that has streaming capability, you will be able to connect to it to view live footage as well. Not all DVRs can stream CCTV footage, so make sure the DVR you choose has live streaming capability.


3- Connect the DVR to the Internet

Using an Ethernet cable (network cable), connect one end of the cable to the back of the DVR, and then connect the other end of the cable to the Internet port on the back of the network router.


4- Connect the DVR to a monitor using HDMI

Connect the DVR to your computer screen or TV, you only need to do this for a short time, to change the IP address of the DVR, and then you will be able to access the DVR online.


5- Log in to the DVR

Using the DVR remote control enter the user name, and password to display the DVR dashboard, in most cases the username is ADMIN, and the password is left blank, once you log in you can start setting up the broadcast software.


6- Setting up the program

Now the IP address of the DVR should be changed to a static address, this will vary slightly depending on the quality of the DVR, usually you find the “Network” or “Internet” tab, locate the IP, and turn off the “Dynamic IP” option is the auto-set option, then set the IP address ending with 110. For example, if the DVR's current IP address is 192.168.1.7. Change it to 192.168.1.110.


7- Wi-Fi forwarding

On a computer, go to your router's page through a web browser, look for the "Port forwarding" section, and enable "enable port forwarding for port 88", as is to match your DVR.


8- Connect the cameras with the DVR

You can skip this step if you purchased the DVR with its cameras, but if the surveillance cameras are not compatible with the DVR, enter the address 192.168.1.1:88 in your computer browser, then log into the DVR page when prompted, start the setup by Clicking the Pair button, or the button shaped like a camera.


9- Find the external IP address of your network

On the computer connected to the same network, go to https://www.whatismyip.com/ from your web browser. Write down the number next to the address “Your Public IP Address. This is the IP address you will need to connect to the DVR when you are away from it.


10- Connect to the DVR

From any system connected to the Internet, open a web browser, and enter the IP address of the DVR that you have noted down. This address should take you to the DVR login page, after logging in you will be able to see the cameras broadcast. And if the monitoring system contains mobile applications, you must download the application and log in with the same data, authorize your account and view the cameras broadcast from the applications as well.

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