The main aim of the configuration of IPCCTV is to get the right IP address of a camera which makes it easy to identify it amongst various devices attached in on the same network. This makes the concept of IPCCTV vital especially on large networks like WAN. However, the IPCCTV installation is not limited to the larger networks only. It can be configured on the LANs to.
Also, an internet Protocol camera distinguishes itself with a direct internet connection which makes t able to send and receive data via the internet. This means that the CCTV camera footages can be accessed with any device for instance a mobile phone even without being on the home network after configuring the IPCCTV. The process of configuring IP cameras is quite different on LAN and WAN. This article outlines the steps that are vital in the configuration of IPCCTV on LAN and WAN.
The following procedure outlines the steps taken for a successful configuration of IPCCTV:
- First and foremost, both the monitoring devices and the CCTV cameras have to be connected to the home network. The connection can be done with or without a router.
- In case there is no a router, the P2P technology comes in. P2P provides an easy exit for remote viewing with no need of an IP address: Simply entering the UID and password on the camera app or client, and then you can access the camera. This however won`t be discussed in details here as it does not involve the installation of CCTV by identifying them with their IP address.
- The next step after ensuring the connection is configuring the IP camera. This step depends with the connection. On LAN network for instance (e.g. the typical home network), One needs to know the CCTV camera local IP address.
- Input the IP address on the web search. This open the camera`s UI. Everything appears on the web page.
- In case of a WAN network, there is the need for port forwarding. Also in this type of network, one has to find the local IP address of a CCTV camera. In addition to that, finding HTTP and RTMP port number and the WAN IP address is vital.
- In this case, port forwarding transfers the local IP address into a public one that is used to access a specific camera in the WAN.
The above steps assists in configuring IPCCTV