IP Network Setup Guide for Surveillance

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 06, 2015, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

In this guide, we teach the fundamentals of setting up an IP video surveillance network, taking factory default cameras through to a fully configured and ready to run network.

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We explain these topics:

  • Discovering IP cameras on your network
  • Assigning IP addresses to cameras
  • Basics of managed switch interfaces
  • Checking switch port status and disabling ports
  • Monitoring PoE usage and rebooting devices
  • Setting up a Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • Configuring Quality of Service (QoS)

Inside, we share 7 video screencasts. Here is an excerpt from our VLAN screencast inside:

Those looking for more guidance on networking for surveillance should also see our related guides, including:

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Port **********

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Comments (4)

This is a very good sum up of the course.

I like how the course has been and how we are encouraged to participate and to ask questions.

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We are currently running data cable at our facility for the new IP camera system, witch will hopefully be up and running at the start of next year. I cant wait to begin implementing what I have learned from this course to our future system. thanks for all the valuable information, and I am sure I will be returning to your website for more information.

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A detailed article, the more we do hands-on practice, the more we will find it easy to setup.

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I like this kind of videos, I learn more watching and putting to practice,

Thank you

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