In this tutorial, we are going to set up and activate peer-to-peer (P2P) networking on a Sibell recorder to enable remote viewing. This same process can be used for any Sibell recorder, DVRs and NVRs alike.
P2P is very secure and simple to set up. For those reasons, P2P is our recommended method to get remote viewing to work. After you are finished getting the P2P activated, be sure to visit our Video Vault to watch How to Add a Recorder to Your Smartphone, Computer, or Tablet and other useful video tutorials.
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So what is P2P anyways? P2P is short for “Peer-to-Peer” networking. A peer-to-peer network is when two or more devices share data using a third-party server to exchange this information.
In this type of connection, both the recorder and your device connect to a “middleman” server. The server handles the secure connections, allowing the two devices to communicate through it. It also prevents anyone without the proper information or credentials from accessing the recorder.
Before we get started, make sure your recorder has been initialized and has gone through its rudimentary setup. If so, we can move on to our pre-setup checklist:
Once the pre-checklist items have been completed, we are ready to get started. The whole process is fairly quick and should take no longer than 10 minutes. If you do run into any issues, check out our list of troubleshooting steps and tips in our Support Forum.
And now you’re already done activating P2P. Yep, it’s that quick!
So… what now? Well, likely you’ll want to use the P2P feature via your smartphone, computer, or tablet. As previously mentioned, we have 2 different video guides on how to do this. One video is for adding a device to Sibell Mobile, the application for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We have a second video on adding a device to Sibell NVMs, which is the app for PC and MAC. Links to both of those videos can be found in the video description.