Network cameras offer an ideal solution for home security and
surveillance. These cameras use your home computer monitor as your viewing
platform and involves setting up simple network cabling to connect your cameras
within a home network. Internal applications include doorway or gate security
and grounds surveillance viewable from a computer monitor inside your home.
External examples include logging in through the Internet for elder/handicap
care or vacation home surveillance.
|Home Security Camera Packages|
Accesscams offers numerous popular internet and network camera
packages ideal for home security and surveillance applications for purchase
online. In many cases, these systems are easy and quick to setup and requires
only basic knowledge of networking. AccessCams also offers support for these
systems. See our Home
|Internal Network Surveillance
For doorway, gate, or grounds surveillance all network cameras will
require a weatherproof housing if installed outdoors, and an electrical outlet
within 20 feet of the camera with supplied electrical adapter and extension that
comes with the camera. Outlets beyond 20 feet will require purchasing additional
A high quality video stream will be viewable from a computer within your
home and the purchase of the AXIS Camera Explorer software will allow for
viewing up to four cameras at a time on your computer
|Typical Residential Internet Viewing
High Speed Cable
or DSL Internet Connectivity
It is recommended
that you have a high speed internet connection with enough bandwidth to obtain a
streaming video output and also assure 24 hour accessibility. The use of a
dial-up modem is possible, however you will only be able to obtain a shapshot
image every 15 to 30 seconds through the internet. A normal residential
high-speed connection will allow for approximately 1 to 3 frames per second
motion through the Internet with the AXIS 2100 camera.
Dynamic IP Address Issues
The use of a Cable or DSL
router is recommended as you will most likely have only one IP address assigned
to your residential high speed Internet account. The router will allow for
multiple connections of cameras and also your home computer(s) to the internet.
It will also allow you to assign a port number to your camera for external
Example of an IP Address : http://22.214.171.124:200
The four sets of numbers represent the IP address that your Internet
Service Provider assigns to you. The number after the ":" is an example of a
port number you would assign to your camera. The port number can be any number
ranging from xx to xxx.
Most high speed residential internet connections also use dynamic
IP addressing and these services change them on a frequent basis - approximately
every 30 to 90 days, depending on the service's criteria. If your camera stops
working through the internet, then looking up the new IP address assigned to you
will be all that is required to view your camera again.
Example - At setup, your camera works with the IP address
assigned to you at that time from your ISP by typing, hypothetically,
http://126.96.36.199:200 into your web browser (IE Explorer/Netscape).
Eventually, your camera will not be viewable using that address anymore. All
that you will have to do is lookup the new IP address assigned to your account
from your computer and start typing in that new IP address (ex. say now it is
http://188.8.131.52:200) into a browser. No other configuration will be
AccessCams provides instructions on how to set your camera up in
your home and details on how to lookup new IP addresses when they change with