Play Live on 2 devices

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legionz
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Play Live on 2 devices

Postby legionz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:49 pm

Dear,
I just bought 12 IP camera devices. I have created an account on Hik-connect to access to these devices when i am outside. My wife also wants to access it when we both are outside. But the device is only accessed by one account at the same time. I tried to use share the device option but it seems that it didn't work.

Is it possible to play live for the camera on 2 outside devices (different network) at the same time?

Thanks in advance!

robbiegregg
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby robbiegregg » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:29 pm

Have you tried port forwarding the various ports for the 12 (!) cameras and setting up a ddns account so that you can configure the IVMS phone app / computer program?

I tried to watch the video stream from my camera from my computer and from my phone (using mobile data) and I was able to watch concurrently.

If you need help configuring this, message back and I (or someone else) will be glad to help.

legionz
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby legionz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:08 am

Hi Robbie,
I would like to try for whatever option. Currently we are both using the company laptops caused we can't install an outside company policy apps. Is there any option to make it on android/IOS device?

robbiegregg
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby robbiegregg » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:41 am

Yes, there are ivms apps for both apple and android phones.

legionz
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby legionz » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:13 am

Can you teach me in detail please? Thanks in advance!

robbiegregg
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby robbiegregg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:38 pm

I'll try, though a lot of the detail is dependent on the hardware you have (notably your router).

The general approach involves the following:
1/. Sign up for a DDNS account
2/. Setup your broadband router to use your DDNS account
3/. Setup port forwarding on your router for your 2 (or 12!) cameras
4/. Download IVMS on to your smart phone (I am aware of Android and IOS versions being available)
5/. Setup the IVMS app

Below is more detail for each of these steps:

1/. Step 1: Sign up for a (free) ddns account. There are several suppliers, though I use (and recommend) the following:

https://www.noip.com/sign-up

During this process, you can choose your web address you will ultimately use. I suggest the suffix ddns.net. The only slight annoyance is you have to respond to an email from noip.com once a month to keep your account live, unless of course you pay them money.

2/. Next log onto your broadband router. Find the settings page for DDNS (dynamic DNS) and input the details for your ddns account. For me this comprises:
Provider (e.g. no-ip.com)
Domain (e.g. mywebsite.ddns.net (i.e. the web address you obtained from www.noip.com))
Account (e.g. the email address you signed up to no-ip.com with)
Password (e.g. the password you used when signing up to no-ip.com)

3/. Whilst logged onto your broadband router, also go to the Port Forwarding settings page. Determine the IP addresses for the Hikvision cameras you have. For each camera, 'port forward' the local ports 80, 443, 554 and 8000 to unique public ports. For example, if you have 2 cameras and their IP addresses are 192.168.1.10 and 192.168.1.11, then you could do the following:

Port forward port 80 of 192.168.1.10 to public port 4080
Port forward port 443 of 192.168.1.10 to public port 4443
Port forward port 554 of 192.168.1.10 to public port 4554
Port forward port 8000 of 192.168.1.10 to public port 4800

Port forward port 80 of 192.168.1.11 to public port 5080
Port forward port 443 of 192.168.1.11 to public port 5443
Port forward port 554 of 192.168.1.11 to public port 5554
Port forward port 8000 of 192.168.1.11 to public port 5800

Make sure the public ports you use are unique. Also I suggest you follow some kind of pattern.

4/. Download the IVMS app to either an Android or IOS phone.

5/. Add a new device (IP/Domain) within IVMS. For each camera, you will need to define an alias, address, port, user name and password.
- The alias can be a description of what the camera is (suggestion: keep it short)
- The address will http://mywebsite.ddns.net (or whatever you got from no-ip.com)
- The port will be 4800 (or whatever public port you have used for local port 8000 )
- The username will be whatever you use to log-on to your Hikvision camera (usually 'admin')
- I don't know what your password!

That's it!

legionz
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby legionz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi Rob,
Thanks a lot for your help. Much appreciated! I got stuck at the step 3 as i can't find the Port Forwarding option in my router (see the attached picture). Probably i need to check with the service provider. Do you have any other idea?

robbiegregg
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Re: Play Live on 2 devices

Postby robbiegregg » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:02 am

Hi, can't see the screen capture. What router (make/model) have you got?


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