How to Access Security Camera From a Remote Location

by Dave Wilson
Caméra de video surveillance au dessus du balcon image by Bruno Bernier from

IP based video surveillance systems enable users to view their home or business over the Internet from virtually any remote location that has Internet access available. Once an IP camera is configured for access over the Internet, viewing video typically does not require any special software or hardware installed on the remote viewing computer. Connect to a remote IP security camera and view video using a web browser.

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Type the IP address and port number of the IP based security camera into the address bar at the top of the Internet Explorer web browser window using the format “” replacing “” with the IP address of the camera and “xx” with the port number of the camera. Tap the “Enter” key.

Type the user name and password of an account that has permissions to access the IP camera if prompted, and press the “Enter” key. The video will now display in the Internet Explorer web browser window.


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About the Author

Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.

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