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Viewing your CCTV Cameras over the Internet | Network DVR


This article covers the configuration found with the stand alone DVR systems found here.
Surveillance experts have long made the switch from tape-based and TL video recording. The technology in use for the current generation of videos cameras is the DVR (Digital Video Recorder).

One popular feature of a Network based DVR is the ability to view a live video stream of your security cameras from any location by use of the internet. Many security specialists find this to be a great perk of video surveillance. There are so many ways to view the camera remotely by use of a PC, Laptop, Tablet, iPhone or Android phone.

To enable this feature follow these steps
Before you power on your DVR you must connect a standard RJ45 cable to the network port found on the rear of the device.  After the cable is securely connected to the back to the unit the other end must be plugged into your router.  Once those steps are complete you can power on the DVR.

When you DVR is powered on using the remote click the setup button and use the arrow keys to navigate to the menu with the title system. From the system menu select Network; this screen will show you the local internet address of your DVR for private viewing within your network.

Take note of what displays in the box that displays IP Address and Web Server Port.
Please note that if it shows as an IP Address then your DVR is not properly connected to your router or there may be an advanced network setup required. If so give us a call at 1-845-369-1777 and we can further assist you.

If your IP Address shows something along the lines of then you’re just about ready to access the DVR with your web browser. Using the information found in those two boxes you would enter the address in your web browser like so:

The next step is to open the ports found on your DVR within your network router.
Ports you want to forward: 554 and the number shown on the web server port box.  These ports must be set to open for the IP Address found in the box ( in this example).

This step varies from router to router so we’ll provide you with a great resource of how to open portsfor different routers. Once you’ve completed the steps as outlined there you can continue these instructions.

Once you’re certain you have successfully open both ports to the correct IP Address you can double check your work using an open port check tool. If everything checks returns a green successful message then you are ready to view the DVR from any location over the internet.

To the right of the caption you’ll find another IP Address, that’s what you will be using to view your camera outside of your network.