Due to USB limitations it's impossible to install USB camera farther than 5 meters from the computer. But if you want to effectively install and manage a remote motion-detecting security camera, then this distance will surely be not enough. Mostly you will control this camera from a remote location, right?

Go on reading to find out how to extend the 5-meter distance and be able to work with your surveillance system remotely via a network : LAN, Wi-Fi or even via Internet from any place in the world with USB Network Gate.


Plug the USB camera in computer. Then place the camera to the position from which it will perform monitoring. IMPORTANT: this computer should be connected to the network.
remote usb camera
Install USB Network Gate at the computer with a camera plugged in. Then share USB camera in USB Network Gate application. This computer will be considered a USB server.
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Now install USB Network Gate to the computer where you are going to control the camera from and receive monitoring info. This computer should also be connected to the same network or Internet. Then connect to the shared camera. This computer will be considered a USB client. After the shared camera appears at this remote client PC you will be able to see the image it transfers and control the camera remotely.
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After the connection between client and server computers is established, it is time to setup motion-detecting software at the client computer - follow the steps provided in How to make security camera of a webcam How To. Actually these are all the steps you have to perform to significantly elevate your security motion-detecting system!
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You can also use Linux or Mac computer as a USB sharing server. For that install USB Network Gate for Mac or Linux OS on it (refer to Step 2 of this How To).

Things you'll need

  • Windows OS, Mac OS or Linux OS computer;
  • USB Network Gate;
  • USB web camera;
  • Motion-detection software.

USB Network Gate

Requirements for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019
Also available on macOS, Linux OS and Android , 6.08MB size
Version 8.2.2087 (9th Jan, 2020) Release notes
Category: CommunicationApplication