How Do I Hook-Up Security Cameras to Verizon FiOS?

by Palmer Owyoung

Verizon FiOS is a U.S. home communication service provider that offers services such as Internet, television and telephone. They claim to have the fastest Internet speed in the United States because they use optical fiber to carry their data. If you would like to hook up a security camera using Verizon FiOS, then you will also get faster data speeds, which means better picture quality.

1

Buy a security camera if you do not have one. As of December 2010, you can purchase a camera kit for about $75 to $200, depending on your needs.

2

Choose an area where you want to install the security camera. It can be your bedroom, living room, office or other areas. Mount your security camera in the area that you have chosen to monitor.

3

Connect the security camera to the wireless transmitter.

4

Connect the power source to your camera. If your camera is a battery-operated one, make sure that the battery will last for a long period of time.

5

Install the security camera software to your PC. The software comes with the camera when you purchased it. Connect the wireless receiver to your PC. This is usually done via USB port.

6

Run the program after installing it. Double-click on the application icon on your desktop to launch it. Connect your computer to the Internet using your Verizon FiOS connection.

7

Choose an Internet surveillance software. You can choose from HomeMonEasy, Webcam Watchdog, and GoToCamera. These range in price from free to $9.95 per month.

8

Register with the surveillance software that you have selected. After you have registered, downloaded and installed the software to your computer.

9

Set up the surveillance program on your computer. Give a name to each of the cameras that you have installed. To easily remember where the camera is installed, try adding their location to their name. For example you can name your cameras "Living Room 1," "Living Room 2" and so on.

10

Open up the website of the surveillance software that you have downloaded and log in. You will see the video feed of your camera. You can now monitor this camera anywhere in the world using an Internet-enabled device.

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About the Author

Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.

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