IP Network Setup Guide for Surveillance

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 06, 2015, 12:00am EDT

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.

network setup guide

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:

Camera *********

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Managed ****** ******

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Port **********

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PoE **********

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VLANs *** ***

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Comments (3)

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.

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.

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

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