If you have just bought an IP camera and are worried about how to record IP cameras to the cloud, there are a few things you need to know beforehand.
Cloud storage benefits you with the privilege to access all your stored videos and images over time. Recording your camera feeds to cloud storage also ensures that the data is also protected from any snooping or hacking.
Benefits of recording IP camera to cloud
The availability of secure cloud storage can give you access, view, and management of the recording at any time. It is easy to set the cloud camera up and running by using the interactive timeline view and control options.
Start finding and sharing the video evidence whenever needed and for every purpose. So, companies find it quite beneficial in the long run.
The multi-view capability gives access to the management of several cameras at a time with a set central location.
Some cameras and cloud setups also have the health check notification system for giving you an instant notification.
The cloud service is capable of connecting to the camera and allows storing an unlimited amount of video clips. With this method, the clips get stored automatically to the account. Whenever you want, you can start getting access to add the applications for the recording of IP cameras to the cloud.
Over 90% of the camera brands are supportive of developing a seamless connection between the camera interface and cloud storage DVR/NVR across multiple locations.
Access to the camera via IP address
Step 1. Find the IP address of the camera
Step 2. Open the browser
Open the browser > type the IP address >enter login information
Step 3. Check the settings
Go to settings>basic network>information>find the HTTP port
Step 4. Changing the port
Change the port >reboot the camera. For setting further controls, go to settings> basic system> initialize>click on reboot
Step 5. Logging back to the camera
After the reboot, log back to the camera on the web browser.
Settings for cloud IP camera
- You will get the settings built right into the surveillance software. For that, follow the steps.
- Click add> go to IP Camera with a wizard setup. The cloud IP camera is safe to automatically set up.
- Update the cloud IP Camera by getting the latest list in the settings section of the camera Wizard
- If you want to modify the URL of the cloud IP Camera, just modify the connection. For that, enter the URL in the video source dialog.
Recording IP camera to cloud
Step 1. Establishing the connection
Make a connection between the IP Camera. For that, click network >enter the URL of the IP camera> set the connection as well as received time out.
When there is a need of providing the authentication credentials, enter the username and password>click on start preview.
For monitoring what is happening remotely, you must get access to the controls for the IP Camera. Set the command by sending an IP Camera command > click on the options send.
Step 2. Recording the video
For specifying the recording settings and starting to record, click the recording tab. In case you want to record video with audio, check the option audio recording.
Choose audio quality from the list of options. There’s an alternative option. You can choose the recording format and codecs. select the output folder or start accessing it after recording. When everything gets ready, simply click on record or press F9. It will start recording. There are other functionalities like pause, resume, and stop the recording.
Step 3. Downloading the required application
Download the application that you want for recording the IP Camera data to the cloud. Otherwise, you can use a free account. Initially, most setups are available for free access to the data recording for 24 hours. But, later on, you’ll have to purchase plans. Starting with the account use is free and easy for most setups. Simply sign up for the account.
Step 4. Creating the connection
Go ahead with connecting one or more cameras. The options available are DVR or NVR. Build a connection with your account.
Step 5. Start storing the video footage in the cloud
You can get access to the data depending upon the camera and the subscription you are purchasing. Some cameras will ask for paid subscriptions at the very beginning.
Summing it up
Going by the steps mentioned above, you can easily record an IP camera to the cloud. Furthermore, keep checking this space for some more information and updates regarding your favorite security devices and gadgets.