How to Connect a CCTV Camera to the Computer With a Cable:
First, you need to select the right cable for the CCTV camera. Choose one with the right connectors and a long enough length to accommodate other network devices. You should then attach the camera’s transmitter and receiver to the cable.
The transmitter should be placed at one end of the cable and the receiver at the other end. Both should be protected and enclosed.
If needed, power the cameras through a PoE switch or a normal Ethernet cable. Once the devices are connected, switch them on and check whether the network is functioning properly.
RG59 Siamese coax cable How to connect a CCTV camera to the computer with a cable:
Siamese coaxial cable is one of the best options for video over coax-type surveillance cameras. Its design allows the installer to cut the cable to the proper length.
The cable will have BNC connectors attached to the ends. CCTV Camera Pros offers both 500 and 1,000-foot spools of RG59 Siamese coax cable, as well as complete wiring packages that include BNC connectors and crimping tools.
Siamese coax cables use solid copper conductors and can transmit video and power at the same time. The cable is ideal for CCTV installations as it is shielded to prevent interference.
Siamese cables are usually purchased in bulk, and they require specific tools to install connectors and run the cable.
A Siamese coax cable comes with a solid copper center conductor that delivers video to the monitor or DVR. The cable is usually equipped with BNC connectors that plug into the video port on the camera. You may also need a separate cable for power.
Some cameras accept bare wires for power, but others require connectors for power. In either case, a pre-terminated cable will have BNC connectors and a power connector for easy installation.
If you use an RG59 Siamese coaX cable to connect a CCTV camera to a computer, it should come with a set of BNC connectors. If you have an HD surveillance DVR, it will most likely come with a BNC connector.
Changing a camera’s ports to match the external forwarding ports:
Port forwarding is a good way to allow a camera’s video streams to travel outside of your home or network. It is similar to forwarding a mail message to an external destination. It lets your camera’s video streams reach mobile devices outside of your local network.
To forward ports to a camera, configure your router’s port forwarding settings. This is usually under the firewall or advanced menu.
There, you can set up RTSP and HTTP port forwarding rules. For example, you can assign external port 10080 to the internal port 80 of your camera’s private IP address. Similarly, you can assign external port 10554 to the internal port 554 of your webcam’s private IP address.
First, make sure your IP camera’s IP address is reserved in your local area network. If the IP address of your camera changes, the rules in your router will break.
Moreover, local IP addresses must be unique for each device. In order to do this, you can either change the camera’s IP address or assign it a unique IP address.
After you have connected your camera to your network, you can use a tracert command to determine the ports used by your network. It will identify the three routers that are daisy-chained between you and the internet.
Once you’ve located these routers, you can set up the required ports on each one. Once you’ve set the right ports, your camera will be able to forward your network traffic to the correct location.
Using third-party software to connect and set up a security camera:
CCTV camera connections can be set up using a variety of methods, including connecting to the Internet. In some cases, the connection can be accomplished via the router LAN port.
Once the camera is connected to the network, it must be logged in with the correct credentials. The video surveillance provider can help with this process and can provide step-by-step instructions.
There are several third-party software solutions available. For example, the Mobotix Move NVR video management software is customized for its Move security camera range.
Another web-based video surveillance management software is Video Insight from Panasonic Security Solutions.
This solution offers a comprehensive suite of surveillance software modules, including customizable layouts, active directories, and image optimization.
In some cases, the CCTV provider may have proprietary viewing software. But the best providers like Pro-Vigil offer free viewing software.
There are also third-party viewing vendors that offer remote access. Just make sure that you choose a software vendor that supports the model of your security cameras.
Another software option is a cloud-based video management system. This service can allow you to remotely monitor your cameras from anywhere you have internet access.
Unlike on-premise security camera solutions, cloud-based software solutions can provide you with a remote viewing platform, which is an additional bonus for people who are not always on-site.