How to View Security Cameras Online

Setting up remote viewing so you can login and view your security cameras online isn't easy, but we walk you through the process for all of the security camera systems below, such as...

  • EZWatch Evolution Compatible Cameras
  • Turboview and HD Turboview DVRs
  • HD-SDI DVRs
  • Lookout and Lookout Plus Systems

 


Remote Viewing your Security System

Evolution

You can remote view your cameras many ways either through Internet Explorer, on your android or iPhone, you will also be able to remote view these on your Tablets and iPads. This write up will walk you through setting up the remote viewing on all of these devices.

To setup the remote viewing for evolution you will have to follow these steps. The first thing that you will need to do is click on the configure button in the bottom right hand side of the main console. Select the network tab and start the services. You will need to start both the live view and the play back services. You will then need to exit the network window and select configure again this time click on settings and then system settings. In the list on the left hand side put a check next to playback and live view services. Minimize the main console click on start and in the search bar type “cmd” then hit enter. Once this window is open type “ipconfig” hit enter and write down the IP address and the gateway. Go to www.portforward.com at the bottom of the page select “routers” select your brand and model. You will then select the default guide in the fourth paragraph at the top of the page. You will need to forward ports 80, 5150, and 5160 to the IP address from the previous step. Once you have the ports forwarded then you will be able to view them on internet explorer and your mobile devices.

If you are trying to view the cameras inside the same network you will type the IP address that you previously got in the address bar. To view it on internet explorer out side of the location you will need to go to www.whatismyip.com on the computer with the security system. You will type this IP address in the address bar.

To view it on the your mobile devices you will go to your app market and download the EZWatch app. To add a location you will need the following information. The device name can be whatever you choose. The IP address will be determined on the location to view in inside the location on the wifi you will us the IP address you forwarded the ports to, to view it on your 3g/4g or outside the location you will use the IP address you got off of www.whatismyip.com you will also need the ports 5150 for live and 5160 for playback the user name and password will be the user name and password that you use to log into the camera system.

Turboview and HD Turboview

To remote view this system you will need to log into the main menu. You can do this by right clicking on the screen and selecting the setup option. The default login is user name admin and password 1111. Click on the third icon down and select network. Click on the network type and change it to static. Write down the IP address and click on the floppy disk icon in the bottom right. Click on the first icon and then select exit. You will need to go to www.portforward.com and click on the routers tab at the bottom. Select your brand and model then select default guide in the fourth paragraph. You will need to forward ports 80, 5920, and 5921 to the IP address you wrote down off of the network page.

Once you forward the ports you can view your cameras one of three ways on Internet explorer, through CMS or on your mobile devices. For internet explorer inside the same network you will type the IP address you wrote down from the networking page in the address bar. If you are trying to view the cameras outside the location on Internet explorer you will need to go to www.whatismyip.com on a computer inside the same network. You will type the IP address you you get from this page in the address bar.

To view the cameras through CMS click on the setup button on the top. Select local device setup. At the bottom of the window that pops up you will need so click on new. On the window that pops up you will only need to fill out device name which can be anything you want it to be, IP address which if you are inside the same network will be the IP address you got from the DVR if you are outside of the network it will be the one you got from www.whatismyip.com. You will also need the command port which is 5920 and the stream port which is 5921 and the user name and password.

To view this on your mobile devices you will need to download Mviewer pro from your app market. One you have downloaded this application you will open it and select monitoring. You will need to add a site. You will need to enter a device name. In the IP/host field, if you are on the local wifi then you need to enter the IP address from the DVR. If you are using a different wifi or 3g/4g then you will need to enter the IP address you got off of www.whatismyip.com. The CMD port will be 5920 and the stream port will be 5921 the user name and password will be the same that you used to log into the DVR menu.

HD-SDI DVR

To setup the remote viewing you will need to log into the main menu. To get the main menu you will need to click on the icon that looks like two gears. The default user name is “admin” and password is 123456. Once you are in the menu you will click on the configuration menu. Then select network settings and change the connect to option to static IP. Write down the IP address then click OK and exit the menu. Once you have gotten the IP address you will need to go to www.portforward.com and select routers at the bottom of the page you will choose your brand and model of your router. You will then need to click on default guide in the fourth paragraph and follow the instructions to forward port 80 to the IP address you took from the DVR.

To view the camera system on Internet explorer inside the location you will type the IP address that you got from the DVR in the address bar. If you want to view this on Internet explorer outside of the location you will need to go to www.whatismyip.com on a computer inside the location with the DVR. You will use this IP address in the address bar of internet explorer when you are away from the location.

To view the camera system on your mobile devices you will need to download iWatch DVR application. You will open the application and select new at the top of the window. You will need to create a DVR name. If you are inside the same location you will need to put the IP address you got off of the DVR if you are using 3g/4g or a different wifi then you will use the IP address you got off of www.whatismyip.com. You will need to put 80 in the port field, and you will need to put the user name and password you used to log into the DVR menu.

Lookout and Lookout Plus

To remote your security system you will need to log into the main menu. To log into the main menu you will click on the icon that looks like a gear. The default login is admin for the user name and 888888 for the password. You will select network and change the type to static. You will need to write down the IP address. Once you have gotten the IP address you will need to go to www.portforward.com and select routers at the bottom of the page you will choose your brand and model of your router. You will then need to click on default guide in the fourth paragraph. Follow the instructions to forward ports 9000, 8090, 8000, and 10510 to the IP address you took from the DVR.

To view the cameras on internet explorer inside the same location you will need to enter the following youripaddress:8090 your IP address will be what you took down from the DVR. If you are going to view this on Internet Explorer outside of the location you will need to go to www.whatismyip.com on a computer at the same location as the DVR. You will take the IP address that you get from this site. You will use this IP address as follows: if the website said your IP address was 10.10.10.10 then you would enter Http://10.10.10.10:8090 to view the cameras.

To view the cameras on your mobile devices you will need to go to your app market and download mobileeye+. Once you have downloaded and opened the application you will need to click on any of the four sections. Then click on the + symbol in the upper left hand corner and create a name. The IP address if you are using the local wifi is going to be the IP address that you took off of the DVR, if you are using 3g/4g or another wifi you will put the address you got from www.whatismyip.com. The port will be 10510 and the user name and password will be the same one you used to log into the DVR menu. On the channel count select the number of cameras that your DVR has.

To view the cameras through CMS you will need to device manage select add project, then add area, then add device. In Dev name put whatever you want, in the drop down below select IP mode. In the IP or domain if you are inside the same location you will put the IP address you took from the DVR if you are away from the location you will put the IP address you got from www.whatismyip.com. The media port is 9000 and the Cmd port is 8000. The user name and password are what you used to log into the DVR menu. You can disregard the device id.

STARTER-DVR

This guide assumes the following:

  • You have video from your cameras
  • You have your STARTER-DVR connected to a router
  • You have a PC on the same network as the STARTER-DVR that you can use to configure the remote access

Step 1

Check the IP address of your DVR by going into the Menu. Go to the "Network" section, and hit enter. The network should typically be set to DHCP (Advanced Users who wish to assign a specific address to the DVR can use Static). Write down the IP address and Default Gateway.

Step 2

Go to the PC that is on the same network as the STARTER-DVR. Test the remote access by opening up Internet Explorer (Note: Not compatible with Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Google Chrome) and type in the IP address of the DVR into the address field followed with ":7000" (Example: http://192.168.1.100:7000/). Install any addons it requests and it should allow you to log in with the username "admin" and the password "000000" to view your cameras.

If the test worked, then you can proceed to step 3 to configure your router. If it did not, please call technical support at 866-241-3400.

Step 3

Go to the website www.portforward.com using your internet browser. On the list of routers on the front page (Scroll down), find your router based on its make and model and click on it. On the advertisement page that appears, click on the text "Click here to skip this advertisement..." in the top-right corner.

Step 4

Click on the text "Default Guide" in the fourth paragraph of this new page. Do not scroll down to the list of programs, EZWatch Pro is not on the list.

Step 5

Follow the instructions given by the site to log into your router. When it asks you to enter the "internal IP Address" of your router, type in the Default Gateway number that you wrote down during step 1.

Step 7

Follow the directions on the site to configure Port Forwarding in your router. You will need to forward port 7000 to the IP address of the DVR (That you wrote down in step 1).

Step 8

After your ports have been forwarded, get your public IP address by going to http://www.whatismyip.com/

Setup Complete!

You should now be able to access your cameras remotely. If using internet explorer at a remote location, simply type in the IP address you got from step 8, followed by:7000 into the address bar of Internet Explorer.

If you wish to view your cameras from a 3G Mobile phone device go to the website http://www.truehdvr.com and enter the IP address, username and password (Same as step 2) and hit connect. You can view only 1 camera at a time on a mobile device using the truehdvr website.

About Ben Cornett

Ben Cornett - CEO of EZWatch

Ben Cornett, CEO of EZWatch, is an expert in security camera systems and video surveillance. Ben is recognized as a leader in the security industry and has spent his career growing businesses and greatly contributing to their achievements. Prior to joining EZWatch, Ben served as President of Honeywell Security Group for over 7 years, a $3 billion entity in the security industry. Ben also worked over five years with ADEMCO Group from 1995 to 2000, serving as Executive Vice President of Sales and as President later in his tenure.