How To Access Your Security System Remotely

security camIf you have security system that you can vie remotely, it can be reassuring to check in from time to time.  It is well worth the extra money it will take to purchase one of these systems for your peace of mind. Being able to view things remotely will make you feel safer. There are numerous security apps and tools available now, so all this has become much easier.  Here is how you access your security system remotely.

Once you have made the investment, it may be necessary to set it up with your home network.  You also will need to download an app if you plan to use an iPad, iPhone, or Android device to remotely monitor your home.

You can remotely view your security cameras using Google, Internet Explorer, or another browser on a desktop computer, or via your smartphone.  Here is how it works in general.  Launch your security system software.  You will need to click on a CONFIGURE button on the main console.  From there you can start the live and playback services.

In most systems, you will then need to exit the network window, and then select CONFIGURE, and then SETTINGS, and then SYSTEM SETTINGS.  There will be a list and you will need to select PLAYBACK and LIVE VIEW SERVICES.

Now, minimize the main console window, click on START, go to the command line and type in “ipconfig.”  Hit enter and take note of the IP address and the gateway.  You may need to enter this information on a router.

If you want to take a look at your security cameras from the same network, type in the IP address you got before in the address bar.  To look at the camera from your browser outside of your network, or from another location, go to on the computer housing the security system.  Type in this address on your address bar.

To look at your security cameras from your mobile devices, you will need to download the app for your security system.  This information will be given to you.  Most security systems can be viewed remotely just as easily as you use email or browse the Internet.  All you will need to do to activate it is have the wireless home security network installed, and you may receive instructions on how to do this, or one of the representatives of your security company may do it for you.

Once you have it installed, you can bookmark your security system like you would any other web page.  Then with one click of the mouse, you can monitor your home, business, or other place remotely in real time.

If you are interested in this service for your home or business, you can contact a company like Professionals will do the hard work for you, and have you up and running in no time at all.

Accessing and viewing your security system remotely is no big deal anymore, even if you are not tech-savvy.  With the help of today’s modern security system professionals, you can secure your home and business, and be able to look in no matter where you are as long as you have your smartphone, or a computer with Internet access. However, these systems may be prone to hacking and other such issues. So make sure you get your hands on one that’s proven to be safe and secure.

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