Tutorial How to Configure IP Camera to Remotely View Images

In this guide we will explain as configure camera IP using DDNS or IP address public. To access correctly from within our network and remotely view from outside. So let’s take the example of a TP-LINK Router and a camera FOSCAM.

Tutorial How to Configure IP Camera to Remotely View Images

Comparative foreign IP cameras

Comparative indoor IP camera

Is it difficult to configure an IP camera?

The answer depends on the skill of each user and the functions need the IP camera.

The IP cameras come with a few simple instructions in Spanish. From our website you can download more extensive manuals and Setup guides to make features more concrete.

It has available for some models videos and documents specific blog on how to do configuration n.

In addition to this you can consult us for free by email if you have had a problem in the configuration.

In this way we aim to the customer has all the necessary information before making the purchase and that evaluate difficulty, according to their knowledge in their particular case.

General P2P is very easy to see from the mobile camera.

If instead you need to make a configuration by opening a port using DDNS or install a recording software on a computer, if it is necessary to have some more advanced knowledge.

If, after trying to install the product considers is more complicated than I expected, can make a return before 14 days.

Differences between P2P and IP cameras

An IP camera is different from one camera P2P in that the latter uses an APP supplied us manufacturer to do the configuration.

In a camera IP is necessary to follow the following steps

  1. Connect with cable to the Router
  2. Access to the camera settings,
  3. We can make configurations optionally need such as WiFi settings, warning alarm,…
  4. Once we know the address local IP camera should go into the Router and open a port to view the camera remotely
  5. The mobile APP will introduce data of the public IP address or DDNS of the camera to see the remotely

Setup camera P2P

Instead from a P2P camera, the steps to follow in most models would be:

  1. Connect the camera cable to the Router
  2. From your mobile phone with Wifi connected to the same network IP camera, open the APP indicates the manufacturer
  3. Add the camera looking for local network, or scan the QR code of the camera
  4. You can see both camera images locally and remotely in this APP

There are P2P and IP cameras simultaneously

Yes, in fact many models include both options, with which you can remotely access the camera several forms.

The easiest way is to do it through P2P, but if you already have a DDNS APP or want to integrate this camera with other cameras using DDNS can opt for this solution.

Although it must also be said that the majority of customers we are only need one camera prefer the P2P solution, so that over the years probably all single manufacturers integrate solutions into P2P.

Start configuration IP camera

Previously installed and connected with a cable to the Router initially (although as we all know later we can connect them wireless). This configuration focuses on how to open a port and IP settings of your camera. If your camera uses configuration P2P is not necessary to carry out this process.

We start the cameras take an address automatically DHCP. We are going to disable this function and assign an address IP outside the range of addresses assigned DHCP.

How to connect IP camera at home

Check the manual of your IP camera, but the most common way of connecting IP cameras to start the configuration is the first time connecting the camera cable to the same Router this computer and your connected smartphone.

On some models of cameras you can do the settings via WiFi directly, this means accessing a network wireless camera emits. In this way you will access from your computer or smartphone directly to the camera to make Setup. It is not the most common way to access the camera, but in some cases it can be useful.

How to modify the local IP address of our cameras

To manage the IP address of the camera and knowing where has installed it our Router, or rather the DHCP server, you must have on hand software IP CAMERA TOOL. This software is included on the CD or on our website of Foscam, although you can also download it from the following document.

1) right-click on the camera we want to configure IP CAMERA TOOL Windows and access Network Configuration

IP CAMERA TOOL

(2) either we access our camera and after entering the access data access to network – > IP configuration

Camera Foscam IP local IP configuration

In both cases when accessing the configuration IP is recommended:

  • Disable the DHCP service.
  • Assigning a manual IP address within the range of addresses allows us to our Router.

That range of addresses can I assign to my IP camera

If our Router is configured for example 192.168.0.1 allows cameras IP addresses between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.255 is up to 254 addresses.

If instead this installed on 192.168.1.1 should use addresses between 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.255

Set static IP for ip camera

Any of these values are valid and must be unique for each camera or computer, mobile,… to connect the network. To avoid address assign to a camera can be assigned previously e.g. to a mobile phone or any other device recommended is:

  • Check the range of addresses assigned DHCP from the Router.

Configure IP camera. Access to the DHCP service

In this picture we see the Router assigns addresses from 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.238, so it addresses between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.99 (97 addresses) are free and from 192.168.0.239 to 192.168.0.255 (15 addresses) are also free

  • Assign an address outside this range assigns the Router to thus ensure the address never to assign to another device, where we observe directions are outside the range that the DHCP assigned

In router IP address

  • Assign a reserved address. Most Routers allow us to indicate an address may not be assigned by DHCP. This address is reserved for form may not be given by the Router. In the example of the image in addition to being outside the range of the DHCP it is reserved for not be able to be used

IP CAMERA TOOL

DDNS setup in our IP camera

At this point we can already see the camera on the same network camera, only is installed need to click on the address shows IP Camera Tool and after entering our data we can visualize the camera.

It is necessary to replace the example 192.168.0.240 local IP address for the public IP or DDNS address to view it remotely, but before it is necessary to manually open a port on our Router.

Configuration to open a port for our camera

A Router basically is responsible for is in route packages or information from our local network to Internet. I.e. it allows us among other functions to connect to the Internet and transmit or receive information. In addition to other functions a Router in your initial configuration does not allow for our own protection that from outside of our network access to our equipment. Or in other words provides us a security system which does not allow hacker or hackers can access data from our teams.

So to be able to access our camera from the outside, it is necessary to tell the Router to the camera which is installed in our network, If possible to see it from the outside. To do this it is necessary to know the local IP address and port of the camera number and indicate to the Router.

Starting from where IP Camera Tool shows the list of camera.

List of cameras in IP CAMERA TOOL

Open port for our IP camera

We access our Router in the option Forwarding – > Virtual Servers and click on Add New to add a camera. In this way you will add this address to the list of products if there is access from the outside.

Configure port to view the camera from the Internet

For the camera installed in 192.168.0.239:90 configuration would be as shown in the image:

IP in the Virtual Server configuration

Where Service Port and Internal Port should be the same. IP Address must be the local IP address of our camera. Protocol can be TCP or ALL. And Status let you Enable to power activated service. Finally we click on Save

Some examples of how to open ports on other operators are the images:

How to get into router Movistar

To enter configuration of Routers movistar you must be on the same local network from the Router and write on a computer (either mobile, laptop or desktop computer) the IP address of the Router.

You can obtain the address default IP for access to the Router in a sticker are at the bottom or rear all Routers of Movistar.

On this sticker you can see the IP address for access to your Router, but it can be modified, most often if you have not modified the configuration is that this direction. In the example of the image is http://192.168.1.1

CONFIGURE ROUTER MOVISTAR IP CAMERA

The procedure you must follow is the same as in other operators.

  • Select the local IP address
  • Indicate the port
  • Open port individually

How to open port for IP camera in movistar not alejandra

CONFIGURE ROUTER ALEJANDRA IP CAMERAS

In the case of alejandra portal process remains the same. You must individually specify the number port start and end that must be one for each camera.

To finish the configuration applies the changes to save the settings.

How to open port for movistar alejandra IP camera

Configuration router livebox IP cameras

Similarly used by Orange livebox router, you need to individually select each ip camera to your local IP address with the assigned port.

How to open port for camera IP in Router Livebox

Configuration Router TP-LINK network cameras

After you add the four chambers of the example, the result would be as shown in:

Results open port for IP cameras

Where we can see the list of cameras and ports coincides with the image it shows the IP Camera Toolsoftware. At this time we can check each camera IP has an IP address and port that must be different for each camera.

It is important to not assign a same port to multiple cameras just so we could see of the Chambers assigned to the port. Each House must have a unique IP address and a different port.

How to open two ports for the above-mentioned IP cameras

If in your installation have several IP cameras, have to repeat the process for each camera. So each IP camera have assigned a different port.

You must ensure that:

  • Every camera has a different IP address
  • You must use a port for each camera

Form example address 192.168.0.242 uses the port 93, 192.168.0.240 port 91, and so on.

A same port could not be open for several cameras. If you open a same port to multiple IP addresses, you will only see one of the cameras.

How to check if you’ve opened the port correctly

There are many websites where you can check if a port is open or not, just type in Google “check open port” to see some of them. In this tutorial we will use the web our site to complete depending on the image:

Check if a port is open to use IP camera

The boxes according to the order appear numbered. IE: introduce our IP publishes and write in the box custom ports port we want to check. The right side will be written among other information the Open word if the port is open and the word filtered if the port is closed.

Differences between using DDNS or public IP to our IP camera

We can use either the public IP or DDNS. If our Internet provider offers us a fixed public IP address once configured we can access indefinitely without any problem. Now if this access address various provider must modify the address public IP with which we access each time to be changed.

I.e.: If our public IP address is 84.56.123.67 can access the camera remotely from 84.56.123. 67:91. But if the various public IP address, we must change the part 84.56.123.67 by the new public IP address.

To know our public IP address, you can access the web our site where we obtain this information:

To know our public IP

At this time we can access the camera remotely using the public IP. If we want to access from the DDNS service of the camera in some models it is necessary to activate it from the settings of the camera. It is to say to the House that we will use the address DDNS includes factory.

In the case of Foscam access to network – > DDNS and mark check box at bottom in the box Manufactur completo DDNS Enable DDNS, can check the DDNS address from our camera

Enable DDNS setup in our IP camera

Remote access to our IP camera

At this time after making sure the port is open and the camera if we view it from our network. We can access remotely to our camera remotely from anywhere with Internet. Indicating the public IP address and the port or DDNS address followed by number in the port number:

Remote access to IP by public IP camera

Access to camera IP remotely using DDNS

How to use DDNS for view camera remotely

Once you have already completed the configuration use this DDNS address + port + username + password for access from any web browser on a remote computer.

You can also use this address to configure your APP work with Tiny IP cam, ip camviewer,…

Is not possible to see IP camera locally and remotely

In some router is not possible to access with IP/DDNS if is on the same network local cameras.

If you can see the cameras remotely means your Router is well done open port. But for some reason does not allow this configuration seen from the same network

To solve this problem:

  • Using the camera with the public IP settings use the DDNS service.
  • If the problem continues is because your Router not allow access in local mode with the same address as remotely. Instead of access via public IP, or DDNS instead use the local IP address. In this way, you can configure multiple cameras in your router, with one public IP or DDNS address and others with the local IP that only you will see when you are on the same network.

You can expand this information on the website of configuration Foscam where you will find more documents and guides for Setup.

If we can help you in this configuration process don’t hesitate to leave us a message through this blog.

I also hope you will help the following video with all the process you have to perform from your camera and the Router.

If you have clear how to configure your IP camera I recommend you to read this article will inform you about the characteristics of IP cameras. This way you can have clear functions are necessary in your installation.

Once you’ve already done the remote setup and you can see the pictures from your camera from anywhere can further deepen in the configuration options allow you to.

Points are going to talk to you about some of the most common configurations tend us to ask clients.

Configuration detection alarm in IP camera

You can configure your surveillance camera for in case detects a call him an intrusion, a movement… message in some way.

Although it depends on the exact type of camera, the vast majority work very similarly, met conditions and detect a movement the alarm will be activated.

Once you have configured at least these parameters, you must specify the camera action like to do. These actions can vary depending on the camera model, but it can go from sounding a siren, send an email, make recordings…

Conditions for detection in IP cameras

The conditions must be met to enable the alarm are:

  • The first and most important is to occur the movement and be detected by the camera. The camera has a sensitivity, between a maximum and minimum value, this value will allow you to adjust the level of sensitivity in the detection according to the environment install the camera.
    • Any small variation as a light, or small object moves at a high level of sensitivity will let you know. Against her you have to bear in mind that you can receive alerts from false alarms
    • With a low level of detection, you will not receive just false alarms, but someone pass away could not be detected.
  • Select the agenda detection. Since most models, you can set a schedule in which don’t act detection. If for example you have in a business is open from 10:00 to 20:00, and you want to take image capture if something outside office hours, you can indicate the time and days of the week in which operate the motion detection.
  • Indicate a detection area. It may be an interesting option if the camera catches an outdoor area through crystals. And do not want to act the detection of movement in that area. Only mark the area you are interested Act detection will ensure you receive the minimum false alarms.

IP camera recording

Following extending above one information functions more demanded by the users of surveillance cameras is that the camera to detect a movement to make recordings.

First thing you must confirm if your camera has an internal memory or insert this memory slot.

On this memory depending on the firmware of the camera you can record image capture or video recordings at the time of the motion detection.

Other types of recordings in IP cameras

If your camera does not have this slot for recording you can have other alternatives to take screenshots in case of alarm:

  • Set the camera to to send you an email with a screenshot. This form next to the email you can get a screenshot with the object or person has caused the alarm.
  • To an FTP server to upload images in case of alarm. It is necessary to have an FTP server since the majority of IP cameras manufacturers do not include this service. In this way can upload images, videos,… in case of alarm to an FTP server of your property.
  • Install a NVR recorder. This option already requires the purchase of a hardware as it is the recorder that will make the recordings. The recorder should be on and previously configured to be able to take the recordings where they occur.
  • Use a computer on for the recordings in the event of alarm. A cheaper option is to use a computer with recording software. The recording program to detect alarm will be the option have established as for example video on the hard drive.
  • Hire a recording in the cloud. Some manufacturers like Foscam offer a recording in the cloud service. This way when a movement is detected images are stored on a server in the cloud for later reference.

Receive notifications on the mobile APP in case of alarm

Imagine that happens an alarm in your home and the camera detects it, and for example you have set for please you email a screenshot.

It is likely that you do not check email until after several hours or several days, so it is not a very “instant” notice option

Most manufacturers allows in APP to receive instant notification in case of alarm. In this way you can be informed immediately what this occurring in your home, business,…

What is NAA?

NAA means auto adaptation to the local network. This means some camera models IP adapted resolution can show the available bandwidth of the network.

If available bandwidth is available, automatically the resolution will decrease to view video in a smooth way. In an environment with a better bandwidth quality will increase to view images with greater detail.

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