Focusing And Aiming An IP Camera

When you are setting up an IP surveillance system complete with an NVR, what method do you use to focus and aim the camera if the camera does not also have an analog output? I currently use one of two ways and would be interested in learning a better way.

1. I have a 250 foot CAT5e cable I will connect between the NVR and my computer. I use the computer at the camera site to see the image the camera is sending to the NVR.

2. Or, if available, I first set up an internet connection with the NVR. Then, I use my iPhone, or iPad with the proper app as a field monitor to focus and aim the camera.

How are you folks accomplishing this task?

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