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  • How to backup your DVR or NVR

    It is a little known fact that our security video recorders can be backed up to a secondary recorder. Let's say you've had the recorder of your previous security camera system stolen and are looking for a way to backup video from the system this time around. Thanks to technology in almost all of our recorders, video feed for every camera on the primary recorder can be backed up in live mode to a secondary recorder called a NVR (network video recorder). This guide will show you how to achieve that task.

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  • How to Connect an IP Camera to a Computer

    Many consumers find the need for a professional IP based security camera system for their home, business, or property, but are under the assumption that IP systems are complicated and too tech-heavy. This discourages them from purchasing one, preventing them the security they require. The truth is, though, that setting up an IP camera is easier than you think. It involves a basic understanding of networking, and by following some simple steps, you’ll have your IP cameras functioning in no time.

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  • How to connect your security cameras to the Internet

    Knowing how to network your security cameras is crucial to installing and establishing Internet connectivity to your security camera system. Security camera networking on a network with one router is not overly technical nor difficult, so hang in there! This article will help you understand basic computer networking, how it applies to your security camera system, and how you can be in complete control of remote viewing your system without any monthly charges besides what you pay your Internet service provider (ISP).

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  • How To View Recorded Video On Your Smartphone

    Having a complete security camera system entails being able to access your cameras and view recorded video using your Smartphone. Products from CCTV Camera World give you this luxury. You can leave your home, business, or property with confidence knowing that you can view video on your Smartphone from virtually anywhere in the world.
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  • Free DDNS Setup for IP Cameras and NVR DVR Recorders

    So you're having trouble viewing your security camera system remotely, and you've already read our articles on forwarding your ports. Unless you pay your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for a static IP address you will need to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) in order to access your home network remotely. This article will explain what DDNS is, how to get free DDNS service, and configure it on your security cameras and security DVR recorders purchased from CCTV Camera World. That's right, you can even create DDNS entries on our IP Cameras. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding ASUS RT-N66U for your NVR Recorder

    Port forwarding is essential to viewing your surveillance system remotely. Without redirecting your packets you'll be stuck timing out every time you try to view your feed from a remote network. We try to make this process as simple for our end users as possible. I remember the first time I attempted to forward ports in 2005. It took me a few hours. I had a grasp on the idea, but not the concepts behind it, nor did I fully understand networking at the time. So, I sympathize with you attempting to do this on your own. Therefore, I'm making another port forwarding article in order to help anyone with this device view their cameras feed remotely. Continue reading

  • DDNS Setup using NO-IP and your Computer

    So you’re having trouble viewing your surveillance system remotely, and you’ve already read our articles on forwarding your ports. Unless you pay your internet service provider for a static IP address you will need to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) in order to access your home network remotely. This article will explain what is DDNS, how to get free DDNS service, and configure it on you security cameras and DVR recorders purchased from CCTV Camera World. Continue reading

  • Zhone 1512-A1 Router Port Forwarding

    To be able to access your security system while you are away from the physical location of the DVR, you will need to enable port forwarding with your network router. Within your router you must create what are called “port rules” to allow traffic from the internet access your security system. To create port rules you need to know what port numbers are associated with the HTTP and TCP ports within your DVR’s networking section. The default port numbers are 80 for HTTP and 37777 for TCP. You can use whatever port numbers you’d like, but make sure to change the corresponding port numbers within your DVR to match.
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  • Bell Router 2Wire 2701HG-G Gateway Port Forwarding

    Port forwarding with your Bell router is a little different then other types of routers but still very familiar and simple. To enable internet access to your DVR unit, you will need to create "port rules" within your router. What these rules do is instead of your firewall completely blocking all traffic trying to access your DVR from an outside network, these port rules tell your firewall that certain types of traffic are allowed to have access.
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  • Motorola NVG510 Port Forwarding Guide

    Port forwarding with your router is a process of making "port rules" within your router that point internet traffic to your DVR. This in turn makes your DVR accessible and viewable from online for offsite viewing. In this guide we are demonstrating the port forwarding process on the AT&T Motorola NVG510 router. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding for your Security DVR and NVR

    Port forwarding is essential to making your security DVR or NVR accessible from online using either your computer or mobile device. It is a configuration setting in your router that must be set properly in order to view your security camera system from the internet. This guide will take you through the steps of configuring port forwarding on your router, using a Arris TG862G broadband router/modem as example. Continue reading

  • UBEE DDW365 Router Port Forwarding for Time Warner Cable Customers

    Port forwarding with the UBEE model DDW365 TWC is a very simple and easy process. There is a port forwarding section within this router that you access to make what are called “port rules.” These rules allow select traffic from the internet to access certain devices on your network that the rules are being made for. These port rules are crucial for viewing your security system online or on your phone. You can use this guide as a resource to add any port rules on your router for any device you might be adding. Continue reading

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