There are many reasons why you may want to get remote control over your security camera system. For instance, it gives you the ability to keep an eye on your business directly from your laptop or smartphone when you are away. Also, if you want to know what is happening to your beloved when you are not around, you simply set up web access to security cameras and see what’s going on in your house while miles away.
In this article, we’ll tell you about the easiest way to connect to your IP security camera remotely and supervise your household when you are on a business trip or traveling.
- Getting remote access to security cameras
- Remote video surveillance: what it is
- How to access security cameras via IP address
Getting remote access to security cameras
Let’s imagine that you want to connect to your security camera over the Internet in order to get the video feed directly to your remote computer. What you should do to achieve this is share your camera over the network. That’s where you'll need a dedicated third-party software capable of forwarding USB devices to the remote side. Probably the most popular solution you can find today is USB over Internet software developed by Electronic Team, Inc. This app is designed to redirect traffic from any networked USB device to a remote computer over the Internet.
Here’s how it works:
From this point forward, the camera will be displayed in the Device Manager of your remote computer like it was plugged directly into that PC. So, now you can use any specialized software to remotely control the security camera as though it was your local device.
Top Benefits of the utility:
USB Network Gate supports cross-platform connectivity. This means you can connect your camera to a PC and access it from a Mac and vice versa. Also, the software works well on Linux and Android platforms.
If your server computer is not connected to the Internet, you can share your security camera over LAN. USB Network Gate seems to be a perfect solution to this. The app will not only share your USB security camera across LAN or WiFi but let you redirect USB traffic over RDP or the Citrix protocol to any remote computer.