Cloud camera Nobelic NBQ-1110F
Another HD IP camera with WI-FI from the IVideon service is the recently launched stylish Nobelic NBQ-1110F camera with an online function, which is slightly cheaper than ocO, but has almost identical characteristics, and in some moments even surpasses it. The Nobelic camera has a wider field of view. 125 ° horizontally, and the matrix resolution is 1280×960. There is also an IR illumination, a built-in Micro SD card, which, by the way, comes in the kit (16 GB), two-way audio communication, a motion and sound detector, and other nice little things. The camera is also connected in a matter of minutes by QR code.
Choosing an IP camera with WI-FI for home and outdoors
If a decade earlier the ability to connect CCTV cameras was limited only by pulling a large number of cables to each device from the central control module, today there is an excellent opportunity to do without entangling everything around with annoying wires. Wireless connection of all elements of video surveillance among themselves today can be carried out thanks to the well-known and affordable wireless technology Wi-Fi.
The main advantage of a CCTV camera with WI-FI is, of course, that there is no need to lay long cable lines, which saves both time and money. Using WI-FI cameras, you can wirelessly connect each device at a distance of up to 100 meters in a straight line, in the absence of interference in the form of walls, houses, trees, etc. If you introduce intermediate signal extenders into the system, the distance can be increased to several kilometers. Wi-Fi cameras, as well as wired video surveillance devices, are subdivided into outdoor and home based on their body design.
Outdoor IP camera with WI-FI support
To withstand any weather conditions, precipitation, extreme heat or severe frosts, an outdoor WI-FI camera must have a special sealed protective case. In some cases, for the operation of the device in cold winter conditions, the chambers are equipped with an internal heating system. Also, outdoor video surveillance devices may have other protective elements and additional functions:
- Visor to protect the lens from atmospheric precipitation;
- Powerful IR illumination for shooting in complete darkness;
- Built-in motion sensor for video recording of all moving objects;
- Swivel mechanism for increased visibility of the area.
Outdoor IP camera with Wi-Fi ZODIAK 935W. Cost from 12 to 14 tons.
As an example, let’s take a dome camera with a rotary mechanism, thanks to which a view of almost 360 ° is carried out. an outdoor PTZ IP WI-FI camera ZODIAK 935W. The resolution of the device’s matrix is 1 megapixel, video recording is made in 1280×960 format, therefore, the image quality will be good. This apparatus is capable of withstanding temperatures from 25 ° C to 55 ° C. There is also the possibility of night shooting thanks to 22 IR LEDs built into the camera. The minimum focal length of the lens is 4 mm, the maximum is 9 mm.
Outdoor budget model of wireless IP camera VStarcam C7816WIP
The VStarcam C7816WIP outdoor WI-FI surveillance camera, worth 7 thousand rubles, will be a budget choice. The device has the ability to wired and wireless connection via wi-fi, a protective case of class IP 67 (dust and moisture resistant). The operating temperature range declared by the manufacturer is from 25 to 45 ° C. This model has a high video recording resolution (720×1280), so you shouldn’t worry about the image quality. it is more than decent. The only obvious disadvantage of the device is a small viewing angle. 56 °, which will not be enough for general control of a large area, but for video surveillance of a certain small object or small area it will be enough. It is possible to install a Micro SD card. This Wi-Fi camera is very easy to set up and install as it supports P2P technology and does not require a dedicated static IP address.
The main disadvantage of outdoor IP cameras with WI-FI is the insufficient signal strength when the cameras are removed a long distance from the main receiver. This issue can be solved in several ways:
- Install an external amplifying antenna;
- Use intermediate signal extenders. repeaters;
- Take the access point outside. without signal absorbers in the form of walls and other obstacles, the signal transmission range can reach 100 meters;
- Install a signal booster for a router, or more powerful equipment;
- For maximum compatibility, you must use equipment from the same manufacturer.
IP camera with WI-FI for home
Standard cameras have practically no external differences from similar wired IP and analog devices, and, as a rule, are made in the form of small dome or box cameras. Miniature devices do not look like standard CCTV cameras, and have some similarities with conventional WEB-cameras in their body design. Hidden Wi-Fi cameras are very small and can be installed inconspicuously. they are often built into walls under plaster, or disguised as interior items, but this is not entirely legal.
IP camera with WI-FI DEFENDER Multicam WF-10HD module.
WI-FI camera Beward BD43CW. About 12 t. R.
Among the more expensive cameras there is an interesting model BEWARD BD43CW. This device has a recording resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080, which allows you to get a very high definition picture. It is also possible to choose a lens with the required focal length. 2.8 (viewing angle 91 °), 4 mm (71 °), 6 mm (51 °). 8 mm (40 °), 12 mm (27 °), 16 mm (20 °).
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Other features of home IP camera with WI-FI BEWARD BD43CW:
- Camera sensor resolution 2 Mp, physical dimensions 1 / 2.7;
- There is a Day / Night function;
- Sensitivity 0.1 lux (day) / 0.05 lux (night);
- The device is equipped with 2 powerful IR illuminators, which allows you to shoot in complete darkness.
Other brands of cameras include:
- Falcon Eye, and others.
The most common are D-link brand devices. This manufacturer has a very rich selection of cameras from budget models to expensive professional devices. If you plan to expand the functionality of the camera using third-party software, you must purchase devices with an open API.
The budget option of an online IP camera with Wi-Fi support at the moment is the KARKAM KAM-001 camera. In addition to wireless communication, this device supports work in the cloud service of the manufacturer camcloud.ru, and also has a slot for installing Micro SD memory cards and a built-in 500 mAh battery, and can work autonomously. The shooting resolution is 1280×720, the horizontal viewing angle is 90 °. It is possible to install a 3G / 4G modem. Also, the camera has a built-in IR illumination that allows video surveillance even in complete darkness. Quite a good device with good characteristics for a relatively low price. 4,990 rubles at the time of writing.
ocO. wireless online HD camera
The most popular camera from IVideon is an IP CCTV camera with WI-FI with online ocO function, which is quite versatile in its characteristics and is suitable for a wide range of users. from ordinary housewives to successful businessmen.
By the way, we recently published a full review of the characteristics of this camera with many photos, you can read here.
The camera fits perfectly into any interior and becomes an integral part of it. Setting up the camera takes literally a few minutes. all the initial steps to set up the camera are carried out through a special application for mobile devices running Android and iOS. Among the main characteristics of the device are a wide viewing angle. 120 ° diagonally, as well as HD recording resolution, so that no detail will go unnoticed. Among other things, the ocO camera has two-way audio communication. you can talk to whoever you see thanks to the built-in speaker. The presence of motion and sound detectors allows the camera to send you a notification to your mobile phone when they occur. a great feature that will come in handy when the camera is used as a video nanny for a small child. There is also the possibility of night shooting thanks to the built-in IR illumination. And, of course, the main advantage is the ability to remotely monitor and store recordings in the IVideon cloud.
IP cameras with WI-FI with online function
IP-camera DS-2CD-VC1W from Rostelecom
Video surveillance has recently been very actively developed by all providers. This is due to its growing popularity among end consumers. Someone buys a camera out of necessity, someone like a toy. Rostelecom now offers as many as three types of video surveillance: conventional with a video recorder, cloud-based and the so-called “smart home”. The Hikvision DS-2CD-VC1W IP camera belongs to the Rostelecom smart home concept and operates on its cloud platform. Today it is offered to subscribers at a price of about 5,000 rubles. Let’s see what we get for this amount.
We unpack and take the device in hand. The camera is quite lightweight, streamlined. There are no connectors other than USB. There is no wall mounting bracket, just a piece of double-sided tape. Honestly, even taking into account the miniature size, it’s still scary to hang an IP camera for 5000 under the ceiling using such a flimsy mount. I think that it will not survive a fall from a height of 2.5-3 meters. Therefore, its main installation site will be a table, chest of drawers or windowsill.
DS-2CD-VC1W camera specifications Rostelecom
|Interfaces||MicroSD (SD / SDHC / SDXC) up to 64 GB, NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) |
Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11b / g / n
|Matrix type||1/4 Progressive Scan CMOS|
|Resolution, broadcast speed||1280 × 720 @ 25 FPS|
|Lens focal length||2.8mm / F2.0|
|Viewing angle||92 °|
|Lower threshold of sensitivity||0.01 Lux / F1.2; 0 Lux with IR|
|Compatibility||ONVIF, PSIA, CGI, ISAPI|
|Day / Night Mode||ICR filter|
|IR illumination range||up to 10 m|
|Video compression codec||H.264 / MJPEG|
|Audio compression codec||G.711 / G.726|
|Noise suppression||3D DNR|
|power usage||DC 5V ± 10%, no more than 3.5 W|
|Climatic operating conditions||Working temperature: 10 ° C to 60 ° C|
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Connection and configuration
In order to connect the Hikvision DS-2CD-VC1W camera from Rostelecom and use it with the Smart Home service, you must have a phone or tablet running on Android or Apple iOS. Also, at home or in an apartment, there must be a wireless WI-FI network with Internet access.
After installation, launch the application and click the “Register” button. Registration in the Rostelecom Smart Home system is divided into 3 steps:
At the first stage, you need to specify your mail, mobile phone number and the area in which you will connect the IP-camera. Then you must indicate the surname, name and patronymic. At the third step, we come up with a more complicated password and enter it in the appropriate fields.
After that, an email will be sent to you with a link that you need to follow to confirm the registration.
Next, you will need to come up with a four-digit PIN-code, which will be requested when authorizing in the system from the phone.
Now you can unpack the DS-2CD-VC1W camera and plug the power supply into the mains. In the application on the smartphone, it will be necessary to indicate that we are connecting the video camera.
Please note that when turned on, depending on the settings, the camera may have a red or blue indicator. Red means the device cannot see the wireless network and is waiting for configuration. Blue is on if the camera has already been configured to connect to a WI-FI network and is operating normally. Since I connect a new kit, my diode is lit in red. I press the corresponding button in the program.
Now comes the fun part. You need to write the SSID of your WI-FI network to which Hikvision will connect, and the password to it. The application will generate a QR code that must be shown to the Rostelecom IP camera from the phone screen. After she recognizes it, the search will begin and connect her to the wireless network.
After the connection is successful, the camera parameters will be displayed on the screen. image quality and sound. After that, it will be displayed in the “Devices” section. By selecting your camera in the list, you can watch both a live broadcast and a recording that is stored in the cloud.
Connecting an IP camera via a browser
You can connect the ip camera to most popular web browsers. This is easy enough if you follow the instructions. It can be applied to many browsers as it is pretty standard. If there are differences in the connection, then they will be insignificant. These connection tips apply to browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
IMPORTANT! To enter the web interface, the ip camera and the computer must be on the same network. To do this, you need to change the ip-address of the computer.
For example, the ip-camera has an IP address of 192.168.0.5, and the computer has 192.168.0.11 with a mask of 255.255.255.0.
The description of the following points assumes that the camera is already connected to the Internet.
- First you need to open the ip-camera settings. To do this, enter its IP address into the address bar of the browser. It is usually listed in the instructions for the camera.
- Next, go to SETTING. BASIC. Network. Information. There we will find out which HTTP port number the camera uses. Initially, it should be 80. As a rule, there is no need to change the port number, but sometimes providers can block it. In this regard, the number may have to be changed.
- After changing the number, go to another section “Initialize”. It is located in the basic settings in the “System” section. Here we reboot the camera for the new port number to take effect.
- After the ip-camera has rebooted, open the video camera as indicated in the first paragraph on the home computer.
After completing all of the above, you need to configure port forwarding on the router. How you set it up depends on the model you are using. If there are any glitches in the operation of the ip-camera, check if you did everything correctly.
If your IP camera still does not connect through the browser, watch the video below.
The IP camera does not connect through the browser. What to do?
What to do if you can’t connect the camera to Wi-Fi?
Problems with connecting the camera to Wi-Fi can arise for several reasons. The most popular are:
- The ip camera does not have a Wi-Fi connection setting. Often, inexperienced users simply plug in the device, forgetting to configure. However, the camera must at least provide the network name and its password.
- The ip camera is connected to the computer with a cable. If you do not disconnect it, then there is a possibility that the camera will not be able to connect to Wi-Fi.
- The ip camera does not see the required wireless network. Often this problem is revealed during setup. This can depend on various reasons:
- External antenna problem. See if everything is okay with it, if it is tightly connected to the equipment.
- The Wi-Fi coverage area does not reach the camcorder. Check if the video equipment and the router are too far from each other and if there are devices nearby that are jamming the signal.
- Your Wi-Fi works in hidden mode and the camcorder does not see it. If other equipment that was not connected to your Wi-Fi does not see it either, then this is most likely the case.
- Sometimes the problem is that Wi-Fi has a complex type of encryption. This means that the network name and its password contain different non-Latin characters or its name is too long. This is a common problem that occurs when connecting to routers that have the Wi-Fi n-lite transmission standard. These difficulties can arise when connecting any third-party device to this wireless network. Everything is solved simply. Give your Wi-Fi a shorter name or change the password. To make sure there are no problems with the connection, use exclusively Latin characters, set a short network name and password.
- The DHCP IP address issuing service may not have been enabled when configuring the access point. Or it has crashed and is not working correctly. That is, your device did not receive the IP address that the router gave it. In this case, you can assign an IP address yourself. For this:
- Open the web interface of the camcorder
- Open “Network Settings” and then “Network Settings”
- Cancel receiving IP from DHCP server
- Assign the required IP address, gateway, DNS, http port, which should be set to 81, and the subnet mask, as a rule, is set automatically.
- Another common reason is that there is some kind of restriction on the network. This could be:
- Prohibition of connecting equipment via MAC.
- Limit on the number of devices connected to this network.
- Prohibition of equipment connection by IP-addresses.
- And other non-trivial settings.
If all the devices you’ve never connected to your Wi-Fi before have problems connecting to your network, then it is likely that this is due to the limitations described above. You need to adjust the configuration of the access point to get rid of these problems. If network configuration is not possible, then you need to configure the camera taking into account the existing restrictions.
Connecting an IP Camera to a Computer
High resolution shooting, picture detail and stable data transfer rates are the reasons why IP cameras are replacing analog recording devices. Centralized control over the devices is carried out through a personal computer. Intuitive web interface allows continuous monitoring of system status and control of individual elements.
Consider the features of connecting an IP camera to a computer using the example of equipment from Axis. First of all, you should decide on the type of connection. Signals can be transmitted both over a local network and via wired Internet or Wi-Fi. The connection method will be different for each of these cases.
Via a router or directly
One of the easiest ways to connect the camera is with a LAN cable. In this case, the patch cord is installed in the corresponding socket on the router, after which the lamp on the device should light up. It is also possible to connect the camera directly to the PC network card. The subsequent steps will be similar for both methods.
If there are several cameras, then each of them must be connected to the router. In the case of a computer, the communicator is initially connected to the LAN port. The next step will be to configure the equipment, namely to assign it the required IP address.
This is the default for every model and needs to be synchronized with a specific network. Dedicated software is used to assign an address to an Axis camera. The Axis IP Utility and Axis Camera Management programs are distributed free of charge and are included on the included disc. They can also be downloaded from the official website of the company.
The applications automatically detect the connected cameras and assign them an IP address. You can assign it manually if necessary. Axis Camera Management is also suitable for deploying and monitoring large video surveillance networks. In this case, addresses are assigned from a predefined range.
The next step is to set a password. This is required to gain access to a specific camera and to protect the footage. The data is also set through the original applications. For Axis cameras, use the Configure Root Password window that opens when the device is first started. You can use either a regular connection or an encrypted one. The second option is more reliable.
After these steps, the IP camera is ready for use. The default can be returned to the factory settings. By means of PC it is possible to adjust focus, exposure, zoom and other parameters. And, of course, it allows you to view the footage online.
To access the camera via the global network, you need to configure the router itself. First of all, the router must understand which address corresponds to each device. Only in this case will he be able to transmit the correct image to the screen. The required parameters are located in the “Virtual Server” tab, where the data of each device is registered. This is not only the original IP address, but also the ports, if any.
The advantage of this method is that it allows you to control the video surveillance network from anywhere in the world. To connect, just use any device with Internet access. Cameras must be assigned a static name, provided by private providers for free or for a fee.
Before starting to use the devices, their functionality is checked. To do this, you need to open a browser and paste the original IP address into the address bar. For local area networks using only a LAN cable, this will be enough.
Android phone won’t connect to Wi-Fi: reasons and solutions
Wi-Fi is connected, but says “no internet access
There are several reasons. First: the router is really not connected to the network at the moment or is working with errors. It needs to be rebooted. you can ask the staff about this when it comes to a restaurant or cafe. Or do it yourself: we recommend disconnecting the power cord for 2-3 minutes, at the same time checking whether the Internet and ethernet cables fit tightly into their cells.
Second: you are too far from the router, and it simply “does not reach” your device. Try to move. If this happens at home, move the router to a different location. perhaps there is some obstacle in the transmission of the signal.
Third, you have not completed your network connection. In many public networks, a mandatory requirement is user authentication on a special page that comes out after you click on the “connect” button. You may have prevented the page from opening. In this case, find the network in the list of available ones, click on it and select “Delete”. Reconnect and wait until the start page opens, where you will need to enter your phone number and the password that will come to it. If the page does not open automatically, go to your phone’s default browser and try to open any page. a window for authorization should appear.
Fourth: The date and time are set incorrectly in the phone. Check settings, enter correct data.
Fifth: There are problems with the IP address. Go to the list of networks and click on the one you need with a long press. Select “Change network”, then. “Advanced settings”. Here, in the IP setting parameter, set the value “custom” and enter 192.168.1.X (where X1) (make sure that this data suits you by looking at the label on your router. There will be sure to indicate its IP address. The phone address will be those the same numbers, except for the last one.Choose it to your taste.)
Sixth: It is possible that despite the free network, the Internet is distributed only to the IP / MAC addresses of devices specified by the administrator, i.e. you won’t be able to connect without meeting the administrator.
Seventh: Perhaps the connection is being blocked by a “security program”: a firewall or antivirus. Try turning them off.
How to connect your phone to a public Wi-Fi network
In order for the phone at home to be able to connect to a wireless network, you need a router. It can be a laptop or a computer with a WI-FI adapter. The main advice: do not be lazy to put a high-quality password on the network and enable the WPA2 security type. You should not strive to be a good neighbor, this is fraught with many problems from running out of traffic to problems with the law if a dishonest person connects to your network.
It is enough to set up the connection once, in the future the phone will automatically find the home network.
The phone does not connect to Wi-Fi and the computer is connected
This suggests that the problem is not with the router or provider, but with the device itself. Although, the communication channel may be clogged and the router simply does not support a large number of devices. Try turning off the Internet on your computer or laptop and connect only from your phone.
The easiest way to solve the problem is to restart your phone. If it doesn’t help. remove the network. To do this, go to the list of available WI-FI, by long pressing the screen next to the name of your network, call the drop-down list and click the “delete this network” button (option: “forget the network”). Together with it, all settings will be deleted: the remembered IP address, DNS and other parameters. Then find the network you need again and connect to it by entering the password.
If this does not help, find in the “Settings” of your phone the item “Reset mobile Internet settings, WI-FI, Bluetooth”. It can be located in the “System” section or in the “Additional functions”. Reset settings, restart your phone and try to connect again.
All in vain? Download an anti-virus application to your phone and test it. Malicious software can intentionally block Internet access or disrupt access due to certain settings.
My phone won’t connect to Wi-Fi
Writes “saved”, but there is no connection, authentication error
If you are trying to connect to a public network in a restaurant or airport, for example, then the explanation can be very simple and offensive for you: the router’s connection limit is simply exhausted, it cannot cope with the number of devices that attacked it, eager to get into the network. This often happens in crowded places: at holidays, concerts. Any channel has a limit, and feeding the phones of thousands of voracious users can be difficult. Or an old router is installed and the phone simply does not support its settings. It is difficult to solve the problem in this case, it remains to wait or look for another network.
Also, a public network can be protected by a password and you do not know it or you enter it incorrectly. Try to talk to local employees, maybe they will reveal a secret for you, even if it is not a public network for all customers.
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If we are talking about a home network, this error may indicate a freeze of the router. In this case, it can be reanimated by simply holding down the reset button or disconnecting from the power for a couple of minutes.
If the error persists, go to the settings of the router through your computer (by entering the IP address of the device in the address bar of the browser), check that the encryption type WPA-2 is selected, the DHCP server is enabled. And yes, make sure you enter the correct password. on the router and on the phone. Even if it seems to you that you remember it by heart and there can be no problems with that. Sometimes, during the dialing process, an error may occur and you will not even know what character is in it: just change the password and try to log into the network again.
Also check the date, time and region settings on your phone and router. Their mismatch can lead to devices blocking each other.