Wireless Internet CCTV, also referred to as IP CCTV, has the great benefit that you can monitor your property from wherever you happen to be and with live feed by using the internet. Few home security tips in this article will help you make the best of your wireless internet CCTVs and will also give you an edge over non wired CCTVs.
First, let us understand about types of broadband and about router compatibility. Your broadband service is most likely to come via a satellite CCTV box or through your phone line. A modem or router will be required with a phone line connection. On the other hand, cable router is required for a broadband connection. Now, let’s understand the features that you will need to get the best out of your wireless internet CCTV system:
Port Forwarding or virtual server- This just means creating the ability to set up the router in a way that a special code, referred to as a port number, is allocated to the camera. This can be typed to the URL address in the web browser to see your property over the internet.
DDNS Support- This term stands for Dynamic DNS. It is used where the address of your business or home on the broadband system, referred to as the IP address, and is changed at will by the broadband supplier. This creates problems as you would not know what address is to be used to access your camera over the internet. DDNS support comes in for such problems. It uses a third-party service to attach a domain name to an IP address.
Encryption- More often than not, most of today’s routers offer some sort of encryption. This encryption encodes the messages on your wireless network to ensure that they cannot be intercepted effortlessly.