During the process of connecting your cameras to Angelcam, there are couple of things you should have on-hand. Once you select what type of device you want to connect (step 1) & select the brand (step 2), next important steps is step 3 - inserting your network address - it could be IP address, RTSP address, HTTP address or hostname of your dynamic DNS.
HOW TO FIND YOUR NETWORK ADDRESS?
In case you have static & public IP address, you can simply use this one for connecting your camera to Angelcam. It’s not a standard, but most ISP providers can get you static & public IP address for free or a small monthly fee.
How to find the IP address? We have a simple tool for detecting your IP address included in our camera connecting process - simply press "I need assistance" (see image below) and we show you the detected IP address. Or you can find your IP address with this tool.
In case you have a dynamic IP address (meaning it changes from time to time, usually after router restart/reboot), we advise you to set up yourself a dynamic domain name service (DDNS). Usually, you can find a DDNS settings in your router, where DDNS providers are listed and recommended. We highly recommend getting the DDNS hostname from our partner NO-IP.
You can find the DDNS hostname in your router settings or find it in your DDNS provider account.
We highly recommend to use DDNS, specially when you store your recordings to cloud, as anytime your camera goes offline (and recording stops), it starts to recording immediately camera goes online with DDNS.
HOW TO FIND RTSP ADDRESS? Read more here about how to find your RTSP address for your camera or NVR/DVR. In case you have ONVIF compatible device, you should be able to find the RTSP address with ONVIF device manager.
HTTP is a protocol used for MJPEG cameras only, it consists of a username, password, IP address, port number and path to the video.
Generic format: http://Username:Password@IPaddress:Port/Path-to-video-stream
For example, it can look like this: http://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:80/video.mjpeg
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