access surveillance camera from internet?

July 27, 2009 at 21:54:52
Specs: Windows XP
Hi everyone.

One of mine friends, he has just finished installing surveillance CCTV cameras around his house. The cameras are connected to the DVR Card, which is installed in his computer. He can see the surveillance camera through all computers connecting in his network. So how can he configure his router so that he can access the cameras from the other computers through the internet?
Does he need any additional software?
Thank you


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#1
July 28, 2009 at 08:23:51
Does the software he loads in the pc ask for name, password and port number?

Mine does. I also load this software on a work computer which then allows me to access my home cameras.

You have to open up the port/forward the port in your router.

You then access via your home routers wan address.

Works like a charm.


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#2
July 28, 2009 at 08:36:49
I really appreciate for your help, wanderer. Today, I will come to his house and find out what exactly his surveillance camera system is. He actually didn't install the surveillance camera system by himself. He bought the devices and services from a retail store, and they do it for him. By the way, what port is good to use for this job?

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#3
July 28, 2009 at 08:53:40
The software will have a default. I would use that.

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#4
July 28, 2009 at 09:37:24
Is your CCTV camera or IP camera? What is the name of the program you are using to access your camera? Does the program include when you buy the camera or you get it from somewhere? Thank you very much for your help.

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#5
July 28, 2009 at 10:20:51
cctv not ip. ip is assigned to the dvr. program came with the dvr and is called cms lite.

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#6
July 28, 2009 at 15:25:51
Thank you for your reply. What I mean is that there are two type of surveillance cameras. One is called CCTV camera which requires to connect to the DVR box or card, but the IP camera, you don't need the DVR box or card. You can connect direct to your router.

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#7
July 28, 2009 at 15:50:32
"CCTV cameras around his house. The cameras are connected to the DVR Card"

Then your friends option may only be to RDP into his pc to remotely access the software for the dvr card.


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#8
July 28, 2009 at 17:47:59
Sorry wanderer. What does "RDP" stand for in your reply? You mean that he has to use the Remote Desktop Connection program in Windows XP/Vista in order to login into his PC? Thank you very much

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