Being able to remotely view live or recorded video from your security camera system is a feature that customers find vital for personal security. Remote viewing eliminates the need to access a DVR or NVR physically by being in front of it. Surveillance systems from CCTV Camera World come with remote viewing capabilities without any recurring charges. As long as you have a broadband internet connection to connect your security DVR or NVR, you can watch your camera system using your smartphone or computer from virtually anywhere in the world. The way to get started with remote viewing is explained below.

Port forwarding is a necessary in order to access your DVR or NVR online remotely with a computer or mobile device. With security camera systems from CCTV Camera World, you are able to view your system using a computer or mobile device at the location of your DVR or NVR  by simply connecting to the local network. All you need to do is make sure your DVR or NVR is on the same network as your mobile device or computer. But when you leave that local network, you won't be able to access your system unless port forwarding rules are enabled.  More details can be found in our Port Forwarding Support Article.

The way to create port forwarding rules depends on the type of router you're using, and it's usually a straightforward, step-by-step process. However, for those unfamiliar with router configuration settings, port forwarding can be an arduous task. In the video below, we explain how to enable port forwarding rules for port 80 and port 37777 on a Verizon Fios router. The video also shows how to enable remote administration on the router, allowing you to access it remotely.

Matt Rossi is a Technical Support Manager at CCTV Camera World, a leading CCTV Camera distributor located in Buffalo, NY. He is a technical support expert for everything video surveillance related.

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