💡When you're using an NVR with IP cameras, we recommend connecting the IP cameras to Angelcam individually if possible, instead of connecting the NVR itself. If something were to happen with the NVR, your cloud recording won't be affected in that case. If you're using a DVR, with analog cameras attached to it, connecting the DVR to Angelcam is the only option.

There are 2 ways of connecting your NVR/DVR to Angelcam:

1️⃣ Plug'n'Play connection

Do you have AXIS or Hikvision cameras? There are hundreds video-enabled devices on the market compatible with Angelcam Connector, e.g. from Axis or Hikvision. Having one of these devices is the most easy, secure and reliable option to connect a camera to Angelcam.

Do you have other cameras brand?
For those not being a lucky owner of compatible AXIS or Hikvision camera (more brands coming soon), purchase AngelBox - the best option for easy, secure and reliable connection of all your cameras.

2️⃣Using Port-forwarding

     ☠️This option is for professionals only!

  1. It's not easy. Prerequisites includes public IP address for your router, static IP address for your router or dynamic DNS service, credentials to your router and experience of setting port-forwarding in a router.

  2. It's not secure. The video stream nor credentials are encrypted. You are creating a hole from the  internet to your network (unless you white-lists our IP addresses in your firewall).

  3. It's not reliable. If just one thing in your network setup changes, including IP address of your camera, the whole setup stop to work and camera become unreachable for our servers (while it may be still accessible from your local network). This typically happen all of sudden, sometime even Months from the initial setup. You can get notification when your camera goes offline, yet still you have to spend time fixing the problem.

❗️Before continuing, answer yourself three times YES:

      ✅I'm fully aware of the consequences of using port-forwarding
      ✅I'm a professional experienced in networking setup
      ✅I understand Angelcam is not providing any port-forwarding related support

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