Defining IP using the command line

The IP address of the device can also be found using the Windows command line, launched with administrator rights.

This requires:

  • Find the Command Line (CMD) program in the Start menu, right-click on it and select Run as administrator from the context menu that appears. If you logged into Windows with Administrator rights, you just need to start the program by left-clicking.

In the Start menu, enter CMD in the search field, right-click on the Command line application, click on Run as administrator In the window that opens, type arp.a using the keyboard, and press Enter. A list of IP addresses of various devices connected to the PC will appear.

Enter the command arp.a, press Enter

If this list is large enough, and it is not clear what address belongs to the camera, you need to write down this list, turn off the camera, and again execute the arp.a command, finding out the IP that disappeared at the same time. this is the address of the camera.

Also, to solve this problem, you can use special software scanners to scan IP and their ports. The IP search aLGorithm is similar to working with the command line.

Connecting to the camera by LAN IP configuration

Another option for entering the camera interface is to transfer the IP of the local network itself to the camera subnet.

For example, IP cameras:, and networks:

To transfer an IP network to a camera subnet, you need:

  • Right-click on the network connection icon and select Network and Sharing Center.

Right-click on the network connection icon and select Network and Sharing Center Click Ethernet.

Click Ethernet In State: Ethernet click Properties.

Click on the Properties button In Ethernet: Properties select TCP / IPv4 (in Win XP. TCP / IP) and click Properties.

Select TCP / IPv4 (in Win XP. TCP / IP), click Properties In Properties: IP version 4, click Use the following IP address and enter the network IP:, mask:, and gateway (IP cameras):, clicked OK.

Click on Use the following IP address

After bringing the IP network to the subnet of the camera, you can connect to it at:

Cloud connectivity

Cloud surveillance provides the ability to easily connect cameras to the Internet without the need to buy special equIPment for data collection.

Cloud connectivity options:

  • Directly through a static IP provider (usually paid).
  • Directly via IP camera with built-in cloud service.
  • Through a server program installed and running on a PC.

Ivideon cloud with Ivideon Server software provides connection of an IP camera from any external IP address of the provider.

To work with the cloud you need:

  • Go to the address: and click the Register button (top right).

Go to the specified address, click the Register button Enter the required data and Register in the system.

Enter the required data, click Register Next, you need to go to the address: and download the Ivideon Server program.

Go to the specified link, click the Download Ivideon Server button After downloading, it will launch the installation file by clicking the mouse and click Yes. Next. Next. Install. Finish.

Check the boxes, click Finish In the opened program window, select General. Settings Wizard.

Open the General tab, click on the Settings Wizard item Select the New configuration item, click Next.

Put a tick on the New configuration item, click Next Enter the mailbox, which is a login on the Ivideon website, click Next.

Enter the mailbox, which is the login on the Ivideon website, click Next The program will try to find the camera, if the desired camera was not found, click “Add IP camera.

Click Add IP Camera Enter the name of the camera, its manufacturer, model, IP-address of the camera and its login (ID) and password. Click OK.

Fill in all the necessary fields, click OK Next, go to your personal account:, select the newly connected camera and click on the tab Select the tariff.

Select the newly connected camera, click on the tab on it Select a tariff Click Connect.

Click Connect In this case, on Ivideon Server, click Start.

Now you can view the connected camera on the Ivideon website, through the Ivideon Client program, or through applications for mobile devices.

How to connect an IP camera to a computer

Connecting an IP camera to a personal computer is a simple procedure that includes a basic understanding of networking and following a few simple rules.

How to connect an IP camera to a computer

Connecting the camera to a PC

Sometimes the IP camera and the PC are configured on different subnets and it will NOT work just like that to enter the camera by its IP. To make this possible, you need to configure the IP of the PC and the cameras on the same subnet.

You can find out the IP address of the local network through the CMD program. To do this, you should:

  • Press the WinR combination (Win placed the case here is Ctrl on the keyboard).
  • In the Run console, type CMD, clicked “OK”.

We type CMD, click OK In the command windows, type IPconfig and press Enter. In the details of the current connection, the Default Gateway will show the IP of the network. In the example, its address is If the IP camera is, to match it with the PC network, you need to change it to:

We type IPconfig and press Enter, in the Default Gateway field there is an IP network

Changing Hikvision IP camera via SADP Tool software (example). After detecting the camera, in the right column specify the required IP camera and Gateway, enter the password 12345 and click the Save button. Reboot camera by power off.

In the fields IP Address and IPv4 Gateway, specify the required IP, enter the password 12345. Press the Save button

IP Camera Connection Information

IP cameras are network devices that do NOT necessarily require an Internet connection to transfer data. IP cameras can be configured on the local network as follows:

  • The IP camera is connected with a network (Ethernet, LAN) cable directly to the RJ-45 connector of a desktop or laptop PC.
  • IP camera or cameras are connected to a router connected to a PC, which does not have Internet access.

There are two ways to supply power to the camera:

  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology for transmitting power and data over a single Ethernet cable. This requires PoE support both by the IP camera itself and by the network device supplying it;

To connect an IP camera via Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology, it must support PoE mode, like all other devices through the power adapter supplied with the IP camera, most often 12V DC.

Connecting using the power adapter supplied with the IP camera

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IP camera does not connect via browser

It is important to take into account that for IP cameras it is recommended to use Internet Explorer (IE) from version 7.0, because Possible camera request to launch ActiveX.

  • Launch IE by Clicking on the Gears Selecting Internet Options.

Click on the gears, select Internet Options Go to the Security tab and in the Security level click Other.

Go to the Security tab and in the Security level click Other Scroll the list to ActiveX controls and set Enable for the four values ​​below, click OK.

Scroll down to ActiveX Controls, set Enable for the four values ​​below, click OK. While connecting to the camera, a message will appear at the bottom of the page This web page is trying to launch the Web archive module Click Run. The camera interface should be available. Click Run

Camera interface

Setting up viewing cameras over the Internet

If the external IP address of the user is static, then to get to the 1st camera, you just need to enter: http: // static_IP: 8181.

Hikvision Cloud Connectivity

If the external IP is “white” dynamic, you can use the DynDNS service, assigning white IP domain names of the 3rd level (with gray IP DDNS does not work).

  • In the router, on the WAN. DDNS tab, you must specify Enable the DDNS Client. Yes, and Server. (example).

On the WAN. DDNS tab, in the Enable the DDNS Client field, put a tick on “Yes”, in the Server item, select asus In the Host Name field, you need to specify any required domain name.

In the Host Name field, enter any required domain name After entering the configuration parameters, click Apply.

Click Apply

Now, to get to camera 1 via the Internet, you need to enter in the Internet browser:

For second-brand routers, it is possible to use various free DDNS services.

You can also see the instructions for connecting IP cameras here.

IPEYE Cloud Surveillance

IPEYE positions itself as an online service for viewing the stream from surveillance cameras, storing an archive on the site, as well as notifying the user about changes in the camera’s field of view using an activity sensor. This cloud for surveillance assumes a free connection of an IP camera with the ability to remotely view GoPro for an unlimited period of time, and to maintain an archive on the site, you need to switch to one of the paid tariffs.

You can connect to the service Not only IPEYE devices, but also any other IP cameras supporting the RTSP protocol (the most common protocol at the moment). IP cameras with 5MP matrix resolution are supported. When using the cloud, there is a need to purchase a registrar. the cameras are connected via a router (via Wi-Fi or cable), and at any of the paid tariffs, it is possible to maintain an archive on the site. When connecting to the IPEYE camera service, you do not need to receive a dedicated IP in your GoProvider, but if you connect cameras of any other brand, you will need a static IP address. Website: http://www.IPeye.Ru.

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Cloud service for RVi cameras. SpaceCam

Cloud service for RVi SpaceCam cameras

Surveillance equIPment company RVi has launched its own service called SpaceCam. This cloud only supports IP cameras with proprietary firmware. RVi (not all models), HiWatch, SpaceCam. To use the service, you do not need a dedicated IP address, and camera connection settings are made very easily and simply according to the user manual.

The disadvantage of this service can be called working only with their own cameras, and therefore it is not suitable for a wide range of users. But he also has a different goal. to organize his own Cloud service to ensure the convenience of the consumer connecting his products and linking it to his own cloud.

SpaceCam tariffs practically do not differ from the conditions of other services. there is a possibility of free connection without keeping an archive, and to record a stream in the archive you will need to switch to one of the paid tariffs. The cheapest tariff for individuals is Standard, its cost is 300 rubles / camera. When this tariff is activated, you will have the opportunity to store the archive on the site for 7 days. On tariffs Optimum (400 rubles) and Premium (500 rubles), the possibility of keeping an archive increases to 2 and 4 weeks, respectively. Recording at all tariffs is carried out by movement.

To access surveillance cameras from mobile platforms, you need to download a free app for Android or iOS. Website http://spacecam.Ru.

Cloud surveillance: 7 relevant services

The advent of modern cloud services greatly simplifies the task of creating a surveillance system. When connecting cameras to the cloud, in most cases you do not need a static IP address, and you also don’t have to fiddle with router settings: just perform a few simple manIPulations with the equIPment, or download the server program to your computer, and then download the program to the device from which you plan to conduct surveillance, and the system is almost ready to use.

In some cases, you can do without programs altogether, when it is possible to view the stream through the service website. These services have good data protection, and have found their customers both among ordinary citizens and in large businesses. With the help of them, you can monitor the activities of domestic staff (nannies, housekeepers, etc.), as well as company employees from anywhere in the world. it would be possible to access the Internet.

In this article, we will tell you about the most relevant cloud services for surveillance today, as well as analyze the process of creating a surveillance system based on them.

NOVIcloud service

The NOVIcloud service was created specifically to provide remote operation of the manufacturer’s own cameras and recorders under the NOVICam brand. This cloud surveillance solution is a fairly simple and economical option due to the fact that the manufacturer’s equIPment has a rather attractive price, and in order to add a registrar to your personal account, you just need to enter its 16-digit Cloud ID. Also, you do not need a dedicated IP address.

But still, the service for cloudy surveillance NOVIcloud is not supported by all manufacturer’s equIPment. To be able to use the cloud, you initially need to purchase any company registrar. You can connect any surveillance camera with ONVIF protocol support to such a recorder. You can find a complete guide to connecting equIPment to the cloud on the company’s website http://cloud.Novicam.Ru.

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Application area

The most common use of home cloud surveillance for the following needs:

  • Monitoring the activities of domestic staff;
  • Observing pets;
  • Ensuring the safety of children and elderly people left at home without supervision;
  • Control over the adjoining territory and the situation inside the house.

For large objects (schools, offices, firms, workshops, etc.) The functionality of the cloud service can be expanded by purchasing a paid service package.

This opens up more opportunities:

  • Monitoring the work of employees, adherence to labor discIPline, and customer service;
  • Monitoring the performance of machines and other equIPment in production;
  • Supervision in kindergartens and schools, etc.

There are several rather easy-to-use Domestic cloud surveillance services. Some of them work only with their own equIPment, others have the ability to connect cameras of any GoPro manufacturer.

The rapid growth in the development of Internet technologies has not bypassed such a large-scale industry of security systems as surveillance. Indeed, since there is such an opportunity, why not use it to improve the convenience of using the surveillance system and implement remote access to cameras? So, thanks to the appearance of the first modern cloud services, the surveillance sphere received, one might say, a new one Read more

Service for cloudy Internet surveillance LinkVideo

The Link service is simple and modern. you just need to download the application and configure the camera using intuitive instructions. Then you can view from anywhere in the world both online and in recording for up to 30 days.

You can decide on the equIPment and the number of days of the archive both independently and with the help of the Linkcommand, it is enough to voice your request.

All that the user needs has already been taken into account and implemented:

  • The system makes it possible to shoot in complete darkness at a distance of up to 35 meters;
  • Cameras record sound both day and night;
  • The equIPment operates at temperatures ranging from 40 to 60 degrees;
  • Cameras have a wide viewing angle and eliminate blind spots;
  • The broadcast image has FullHD-resolution;
  • You can install multIPle cameras in the application and view them simultaneously;
  • It does NOT require white IPs to connect;
  • The equIPment can operate from the mobile Internet with an unlimited tariff;
  • Traffic information is displayed on the timeline;
  • For each camera, you can choose your tariff regardless of its location;
  • Information on the server is stored from one day to a month. depending on the selected tariff;
  • The system operates under a secure protocol and has a security certificate, which minimizes the likelihood of hacking cameras and ensures reliable storage of records;
  • To use the service You don’t need a system administrator’s qualifications.

Ezviz by Hikvision

EZVIZ Cloud for Hikvision Cameras

Not so long ago, Hikvision‘s cloud-based surveillance service began entering the Russian market. The Ezviz cloud supports work only with cameras of the same brand name, as well as devices from the manufacturer Hikvision with an installed firmware version of at least 5.1.6, otherwise there will be no EZVIZ P2P cloud line in the settings, in which you must check the box when connecting to the service.

Customization. To start working with the service, you need to go through a simple registration procedure, add your camera to your personal account and register its serial number. To watch live streams from cameras on Android / iOS devices, you need to download the free app of the same name, which has not yet been translated into Russian, but basic knowledge of English will be enough to figure out the settings. To add a camera, just scan the QR code from its body and it will automatically be added to the list of devices.

Archive. For the Russian market, the service has NOT yet organized the possibility of maintaining a cloud storage (archive), but this issue is solved by installing a memory card into the camera, from which you can view the records by connecting to the device remotely.

Advantageous difference. A distinctive feature of Ezviz is the ability to connect various security sensors (movements, door openings, panic buttons, etc.), so using this service you can easily deploy a full-fledged security system that will remotely warn you about any extraordinary event. Cloud website

Cloud service for IP cameras CamDrive

This Cloud service appeared at the end of 2011. Camdrive aims to work only with its surveillance cameras, which bear the same name. Unfortunately, cameras of second manufacturers are NOT supported by this service.

Using the equIPment of this GoPro manufacturer, together with the CamDrive service, assumes a fairly quick and convenient setup. you just need to connect the camera to a power source and the Internet, then the device is automatically recognized by the cloud service, and starts working without any computer or router settings. To view the camera image, you need to go to the site using your username and password indicated on the registration card included in the kit. Website: http://www.Camdrive.Ru.

Connecting IP cameras to the Ezviz service through the website

The firmware version of the device must support Ezviz, IP camera or recorder Must be activated, and the basic network settings must contain IP addresses, subnet mask and gateway.

Enter the menu area of ​​the IP camera or recorder called “access platforms”. Make sure the device supports Ezviz and device status. “Online”.

We create an account with Ezviz ( Go to the device management section and add a device.

Add a device by serial number.

Click “Add”

Enter the device verification code indicated on the stickers on the device case

The device has been added to your account. Viewing is possible through a web browser, IVMS 4200 software and through the Ezviz mobile application. Hik-Connect can also be used as an app.

Below is shown how to connect a recorder to Ezviz (for example, HD-TVI recorder DS-7204HUHI-F1 / N

HD cameras at affordable prices

The image quality of modern surveillance systems is constantly improving, and the price of HD surveillance is decreasing. In 2015, the most budgetary segment of the surveillance systems market was occupied by cameras of HDCVI, HD-TVI and AHD formats with HD and Full HD resolution at a price of 500 to 1000 grams. At the same time, the resolution of these cameras, which characterizes the ability to transmit a clear picture without interference, exceeds this parameter of old analog cameras by 4-6 times. New surveillance formats use UTP cable or twisted pair cable to transmit the TV signal, which makes it possible to migrate from standard definition analog systems to HD and Full HD systems without costly replacement of communication lines. Despite the variety of formats, it is not difficult to build a surveillance system yourself.

Recorders are used to record information received from surveillance cameras. Modern recorders have the ability to record digital with a resolution of 2 MP (Full HD) in the budget segment and up to 12 MP, overlapping the resolution of 4K surveillance cameras. For small HD surveillance systems, 4-, 8-, and 16-channel recorders are widely used. expensive models work with up to 64 cameras and more. EquIPped with analysis functions, they can hold up to 8 HDDs. All models of multichannel recorders have the ability to work with various cloud services, which simplifies the process of setting up viewing via the Internet.