Enable Internet Explorer to Download Active X Controls for DVRs and IP Cameras

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    Mike Haldas
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    Most video surveillance DVRs and network IP cameras that are accessed from Internet Explorer make use of Active X Controls. Because of this, when you access a surveillance DVR or IP camera from Internet Explorer, you almost always have to enable your web browser to download signed and/or unsigned active X controls. To check if your Internet Explorer web browser is ready to run active X controls, please follow these instructions.

    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Select the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
    3. Click on the Security tab at the top of the Internet Options screen.
    4. Click on the Custom Level button as seen below.
      InTernet Explorer Custom Security Level
    5. This will open the Security Settings – Internet Zone screen. Scroll down the Settings list until you reach the settings that enable active X controls. The following two settings need to be set to "Prompt" or "Enable". NOTE: CCTV Camera Pros recommends setting these values to prompt as seen below. This is much more secure than automatically downloading Active X controls from any website that you happen to browse to.

      Download unsigned ActiveX Controls

      Initialize and script ActiveX controls not market as safe for scripting
      Internet Explorer Active X Setting

    6. When you are done. Press OK.
    7. Then OK again to save those settings. Windows may ask you to also confirm that you want to change these settings. Confirm.

    Please post any questions that you have related to this topic.

    • This topic was modified 3 days, 13 hours ago by  Mike Haldas.
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