DVR Surveillance System Internet Monitoring Video Setup Instructions

The following video demostrates how to setup a DVR surveillance system for remote internet viewing via a cable or DSL connection. Dynamic IP address management is required. In this video DynDNS Service is used.

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Complete Video Transcript:
In this video, I will demonstrate how to setup a surveillance DVR for remote monitoring via the internet. For this demonstration I will be using one of our 4 channel surveillance DVRs. The DVR-MP44.

Most homes and small and medium sized businesses use a cable or DSL connection for their internet access. Typically this type of internet access does not provide a static IP address to you computer or router. Instead a dymanic IP address is used. The purpose of this video is not to go into technical detail about dynamic vs. static IP addresses, but instead to show you what you need to do to setup remote DVR access using a cable or DSL connection.
You will need to use a service called DYN DNS to manage an internet address to your DVR so that you can access it via the internet.

If you have not already done so, start by plugging your DVR into your router or moden using a standard cat-5 network cable (the same way that you connect your computer to your router.
Next, open up an internet browser and go to to setup your free account.
Once on the Dyn DNS website, click on the Create Account Link.

Fill out all required fields to setup your account.
Then Click Create Account.

You need to wait for a confirmation email to be sent to you from Dyn DNS. When you recieve this email, click on the link to confirm opening your account.
After you confirm, login to your account by going back to the dyndns website and enter your userid and password int he upper right and click on Login.

Next click on the My services Link.

Then click on the My Hosts link.

Then add host services.

Then Add Dynamic DNS host.

Create a host name for your DVR by selecting the domain that you want to use.

and the machin name that you want to use. This can be anything that you choose. Then click Add Host.

Your host name for your DVR is now configured with Dyn DNS.
Next you need to configure your router. In this video, we are using a D-Link DI-624. Please consult the manual for your router (if you are using one) on how to setup Dynamic DNS or a virtual service.
Our dlink router is accessed via an internet browser at an internal IP address.

The first thing that needs to be done is identifying the internal IP address of the DVR which can be seen here

Next we will configure a virtual service to access your DVR using the IP address that you just indentified.

We enter the name of the service (which we make up),
the IP address of the DVR
and the port of the DVR which is 5400.

The router is now configured to route requests for on port 5400 to the DVR.
Next open up the DVR viewer software that came with the DVR by double clicking on the icon on your desktop.
BY default you do not have to enter a password.
When the dvr viewer opens, click on the DVR List icon. Again, by defaul no password is required until you configure one.

Once the DVR List screen, type a name to indentify your DVR in the DVR Name field.

Type the domain name that you configured with in the Domain Name field.

Then click on the add button.
Last, click connect.
Enter your admin DVR password. The default is 8 ones.
You should now be connected to your DVR remotely.
Here I am using the event search to load a motion triggered event that was previsouly captured by the DVR.
This video is stored on the hard drive of the DVR and being accessed via the remote internet connection that we just configured.
Also show here is switching from 4 camera to a one camera view.

We hope that you have found this video to be useful. If you have any questions, please visit our website at or call toll free @ 888-849-CCTV.