Hi everyone, i need some advice in connecting my home CCTV system remotely to the internet. I have an Apollo HD DVR and have already connected it to my home network, and can view and operate the system on all my computers. The thing i want to do is view my system away from my network on other computers. My internet provider is Virgin Media with a dynamic IP address and my question is do i need a static IP or can i use my internet connection??? If so are there any step by step (idiot) guides for me to follow as my IT knowladge is limited. Any help and advice would be appreciated.
I don't know the Apollo DVRs particularly well, but our recorders allow you to sign up with a service such as dynDNS and then update that constantly.
If your DVR doesn't have these features in built, you could possibly do the same thing with your router, and failing that, you could install the client on your PC, but you would have to leave that on all the time.
I hope that has been of some help!!
Thanks Matt, Tom. Switching to a static IP is out of the question as Virgin do not provide one. I think i'll first try a service like dynDNS, as long as it doesn't cost me too much. As for the apollo dvr i'm not really that impressed with it!! i've used AverMedia and Symphony recorders before via the net and both their remote console's are more user friendly and basically look visually better compared with the apollo's remote console which look's pretty naff. I'll see if i can get it to work but i think i will be changing it in the long run!!!!
Tom, i'm live in Winsford but all my family's over in Ellesmere port
I'm guessing you have a router to connect your PCs and DVR to the internet. What is the make and model of the router? If I can find the manual for it online I'll see if i can knock up a tutorial to set up port forwarding and ddns.
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hi there, I am an installer and install those particular recorders from adata all the time. What you need to set up is a port forward within your router. This will route traffic under port 80 and 37777 for the Apollo units to which ever ip you have set in the dvr. All you then need to do is input your external ip address remotely in Internet explorer address bar to gain access to the system. By the way you can find out your external ip by typing "what is my ip" in google. Ps, some routers do not have the features to port forward but netgear do a very good job for this application. Hope that helps. Securonic
I have installed s few of these boxes too. I also can get them to work over the internet no problem.
BUT ... do you know how you set the DDNS section on this box?
I have a dyndns account setup but I am not sure how to set the details on the box. It is asking for a server IP and port. Any ideas?