IP cam is kind of IP address-based security camera which can transmit audiovisual data to PC through Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN). To be simple, the camera is accessible to LAN or Internet, and you can synchronously see the video shot by the camera on your PC if you know the IP address of the camera.
First, let’s have a look at some basics of the IP cam
1. Power Input: 5V DC/ 0.1A, charger included in package.
2. Audiovisual Signal Output: Network Patch Cable (Not included, http://www.tinydeal.com/b-p-7100.html). Or WLAN antenna (included).
Fix the camera to the mounting bracket by a screw (included), and then, fix the bracket to the place you like. Be sure there is power source near by.
How to use in LAN
1. Use a router (http://www.tinydeal.com/1-p-22276.html) to separate your Internet signal source into at least 2 branches, one for the IP cam and the other for your PC.
2. Connect your IP cam and PC to the two ports, respectively. Now the IP cam has started working.
3. Put the attached CD into your CD-ROM drive to get a package of files.
4. Install the OCX2.EXE software by double click.
5. Double click to install and open Ipcamtools.exe, a software able to search the Internal IP address of the camera and display it.
6. Click the Internal IP address on the form or copy it to your browser, then you will see a box for you to fill in user name and password. The default user name and password are both “admin”.
7. After logging in, you can start monitoring.
8. Resolution, Filed of vision are modifiable.
9. And you can make the camera rotate automatically.
10. The focal length can be modified by screwing a plate.
11. Video and Images can be recorded.
How to Use in WAN:
For monitoring through the WAN, the most important step is to get the external IP address where the security camera is attached.
For example, if you installed the camera in your house and want to take monitoring in your office. First, visit the website whatismyipaddress.com to get your IP address and record it. Second, enter the IP address plus the port number of your family in a browser on your office computer. Then you can go to the viewing page after filling in user name and address. This is the solution for Static IP (your external IP does not change)
For Dynamic IP:
If the external IP of your family often changes, then you need to bind it to a domain name (such as Jackie.dyndns.org), which can be generated on websites like www.dyndns.org. This website is able to detect the change in your IP address and bind the new IP to your domain name synchronously. So, no matter how your IP address changes, once you visit the dyndns.org domain, you’ll be redirected to the new IP address of your family.