Do you want an indoor surveillance system but can’t or do not want to run cable? Sometimes living in a rental apartment or home doesn’t give you the convenience in setting up a security camera surveillance system or perhaps your landlord or association won’t allow it. You can still protect your valuables by hooking up a wireless security system. This article will explain how to connect several of our 1.3 Megapixel Wi-Fi Indoor Cameras to your network and record on a Network Video Recorder.
Once this system is configured, you can remotely log in to your NVR and view any of your Wi-Fi Cameras in Real Time or View the recordings with the detail of most High Definition Security Cameras.
In order for this wireless security system to work, you will already need a Wi-Fi setup in your home though your Internet provider. Plug our camera via an Ethernet cable to your network wireless router.
All hooked up? Good, let’s proceed.
In order to access our IPOF-EL1MPIR30-W Wi-Fi Indoor Camera, you will need to download our Config Tool from the downloads section of our website at https://www.securitycameraking.com/securityinfo/downloads/?category=tools-and-software-downloads
Once you have downloaded the ZIP file to your computer and have extracted the files, double click “Config Tool” to open the program. If you get prompted to “are you sure you want to run this software?”, then click “run”.
When the Config Tool Dialog box pops up, make sure you choose “IPv4” in the IP Version dropdown menu in the lower left corner and then click the “refresh” button.
Keep in mind you will probably not be seeing the same configuration as this is the network where I am hooking up this camera. You might just see one address and that will be your Wi-Fi camera. If you look at “device name” you will see “IP Camera”. This is the one you want to double-click on.
This will bring up the Login window for your IP Megapixel Wi-Fi Camera.
After you login the settings for your camera will pop up. In order to continue to make this a wireless camera to work on your network you will need to:
- Click on the tab on top that says “Wireless Network”
- Click on “Enable” under Wireless Network on the left side (You should see a checkmark when clicked.
- Click on Save
- If all was successful, you will see “Save Succeeded”. Go ahead and click OK.
After you click OK, you will be back at the list of IP addresses. Double Click your IP Camera and click on the Wireless Network Tab again. This will bring up the list of WI-Fi networks available and hopefully one of them will be your home network. Double-click the name of your network, put in your password, and click OK. If it is not connecting, click the refresh button.
Now, unplug the camera from your network wireless router. Click on Save to bring the device list back up again. Double click on your IP Camera, login again and now you are ready to make your Wi-Fi camera into a static IP Address, so that you can log into the camera and see what it sees.
- Click “Wireless” in the dropdown menu of Ethernet Card
- De-select “DHCP Enable” so there it is not marked
- You will see your new Static IP Address for your Wi-Fi camera
Now it’s time to login to the Wi-Fi camera through Internet Explorer. Put in the IP address of the camera into the browser window and you should see the login page for the camera.
The default user name is admin and the default password is also admin. After you click Login, there might be instructions asking you to download a plugin. Go ahead and follow the prompts in running and installing the plugin and then you will have to log into the IP Camera again. Remember it’s Admin/Admin as the default.
If all was successful, you should be able to view your wireless IP camera.
OK, that was the 1st camera. If you purchase more than 1 camera, and I highly recommend you do, then you will need to set a different IP Address for each one. Just follow the instructions for each one, and make sure you can see all of them by typing in each address in the browser window.
Each of these cameras will have to be plugged into an outlet and a 2Amp power supply will suffice. Once they are all connected, you can put them anywhere in your home within the range of your wireless device, and where there is an outlet.
These cameras each have an SD slot so you can install an SD Card into them to record your footage. I like to take my recordings to the next level and connect all my IP Cameras to a Network Video recorder. We have an 8-channel Tiny NVR (NVR-ELT-8) that will work perfectly in this configuration.
Attach the NVR to your wireless router via an Ethernet Cable. Attach the NVR to a monitor either via an HDMI cable or a VGA Cable. Once connected to the monitor you will see the NVR Interface and now you can begin to have your Network Video Recorder see your IP Megapixel Wi-Fi cameras.
You will see 8 camera slots on your screen. Click on the “Plus” symbol on Cam1 and this will bring up the IP search. Say “add” to one of the cameras and you will see the view of what that camera sees in Cam 1’s window. Now do the same for your other cameras using Cam2, Cam3, etc.
You can now configure the days and times of your recordings to your preference and we have plenty of videos and articles on how to do that. If at any time you are stuck and need help, we provide free tech support for any of our products.
We also provide free mobile viewing apps for your Smart devices.