Home Security & Surveillance Camera Systems

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Network cameras offer an ideal solution for home security and surveillance. These cameras use your home computer monitor as your viewing platform and involves setting up simple network cabling to connect your cameras within a home network. Internal applications include doorway or gate security and grounds surveillance viewable from a computer monitor inside your home. External examples include logging in through the Internet for elder/handicap care or vacation home surveillance.

Home Security Camera Packages

Accesscams offers numerous popular internet and network camera packages ideal for home security and surveillance applications for purchase online. In many cases, these systems are easy and quick to setup and requires only basic knowledge of networking. AccessCams also offers support for these systems. See our Home Security Packages.

Internal Network Surveillance Considerations

For doorway, gate, or grounds surveillance all network cameras will require a weatherproof housing if installed outdoors, and an electrical outlet within 20 feet of the camera with supplied electrical adapter and extension that comes with the camera. Outlets beyond 20 feet will require purchasing additional extension cord.

A high quality video stream will be viewable from a computer within your home and the purchase of the AXIS Camera Explorer software will allow for viewing up to four cameras at a time on your computer monitor.

Typical Residential Internet Viewing Considerations

High Speed Cable or DSL Internet Connectivity
It is recommended that you have a high speed internet connection with enough bandwidth to obtain a streaming video output and also assure 24 hour accessibility. The use of a dial-up modem is possible, however you will only be able to obtain a shapshot image every 15 to 30 seconds through the internet. A normal residential high-speed connection will allow for approximately 1 to 3 frames per second motion through the Internet with the AXIS 2100 camera.

Dynamic IP Address Issues
The use of a Cable or DSL router is recommended as you will most likely have only one IP address assigned to your residential high speed Internet account. The router will allow for multiple connections of cameras and also your home computer(s) to the internet. It will also allow you to assign a port number to your camera for external Internet viewing.

Example of an IP Address :

The four sets of numbers represent the IP address that your Internet Service Provider assigns to you. The number after the ":" is an example of a port number you would assign to your camera. The port number can be any number ranging from xx to xxx.

Most high speed residential internet connections also use dynamic IP addressing and these services change them on a frequent basis - approximately every 30 to 90 days, depending on the service's criteria. If your camera stops working through the internet, then looking up the new IP address assigned to you will be all that is required to view your camera again.

Example - At setup, your camera works with the IP address assigned to you at that time from your ISP by typing, hypothetically, into your web browser (IE Explorer/Netscape). Eventually, your camera will not be viewable using that address anymore. All that you will have to do is lookup the new IP address assigned to your account from your computer and start typing in that new IP address (ex. say now it is into a browser. No other configuration will be required.

AccessCams provides instructions on how to set your camera up in your home and details on how to lookup new IP addresses when they change with any purchase.

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