How to connect an IP camera?
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IP cameras are used to view live video over the Internet. Due to the fact that IP cameras transmit not analog, but immediately a digital signal to the monitor, they use high resolutions (up to Mp) and high transmission frequency (more than 60 frames per second).
Let's figure out how to connect an IP camera and what settings you need to set to work correctly.
Installing and configuring IP cameras
IP cameras connect to the computer using a standard Ethernet UTP cable. You only need to connect one end to the camera and the other to the computer. It should be remembered that if there is a need to connect several IP cameras to one computer at once, then a router (router) will have to be used for these purposes.
Guide for connecting one IP camera to the network:
- By default, all IP cameras have a predefined IP address. The first thing to do before getting started is to find out this address. The easiest way to do this is by using the manufacturer’s CD that comes with the camera itself, or download the necessary program on the manufacturer’s website;
- After that we will need to change the IP address in accordance with the setting of our Internet.
You can do this in one of the following ways:
- set up access through the browser;
- use software manufacturer;
- use third-party software available on the web.
Let's take a closer look at how to connect an IP camera through a browser, since the other two connection options are not difficult. For example, consider setting via Internet Explorer:
- It is necessary to adjust the network security level to a low level by following the path "Service - Internet Explorer Properties - Security - Other";
- In the ActiveX controls and connection modules tab, set all settings to “Allow” or “Offer”;
- Install Active-X and enter the IP address of the camera about which we wrote above;
- Run the program using the user name, password, and, if necessary, the port number specified in the instructions for the IP camera;
- After the authorization, you will be able to view the video and further fine-tune the IP camera through the account.
As we have seen, setting up and connecting IP cameras should not cause difficulties for a regular user.Problems may arise if your network has a dynamic IP address, not a statistical one. For the question of assigning you a statistical (or in other words external) IP, you should contact your Internet service provider.
For the convenience of handling IP cameras, you can also use special software, for example: or. These programs are designed to create entire video surveillance systems, record broadcasts, and also provide the ability to connect to them via remote access, and not just through a desktop computer to which the device is directly connected.