IP Camera Setup Training

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 29, 2012

Once you can connect to an IP camera, you need to set it up so that the camera can integrate with a VMS or NVR. In this training, we show you how to do it and what issues to avoid.

The most fundamental step in setting up IP cameras is assigning an IP address to the camera. In the video below, we explain:

  • Choosing between dynamic and static IP addresses
  • How to get the right IP address
  • When and why to use DNS information

Watch the 6 minute video to see this in action:

The next step is to verify that the correct firmware / software is loaded on both the IP camera and VMS side. This is very easy to overlook and is one of the most common problems in using IP video surveillance. While it is not particularly hard to resolve, often users are just not aware of these element.

Watch the 4 minute video below for an explanation on the importance and impact of firmware:

Take the 5 question quiz below to see how well you understand setting up IP cameras:

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