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  1. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    Hello again tomcctv. After following your instructions I managed to do a bit of extra jiggling about with bits of trial and error with the system and yesterday, whilst away from home I managed to get into my images perfectly. I used both Hik-Connect and iVMS4500 and they were both spot-on. I would just like to thank you for coming in on my problem and pointing me in the right direction with the IP address. So it's a great big thank you from me.
  2. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    I have just input the new IP Address for the iVMS4500 on my phne and it all seems OK but I will try it when I am away from home this afternoon and will report back to you. I am really grateful for your help with this. I have just tried to do the same with Hik-Connect on my phone but if I click on remote configuration at the bottom of the screen it is telling me to 'Configure DDNS' first. On the first page of the settings it is showing 'Not Set' against 'Configure DDNS' and if I ignore that and try to click on 'Remote Configuration' at the bottom, I then get the message 'Configure DDNS first' When I go into the DDNS page I can see the 'device name' the Server Port number which is 8000 and the HTTP Port number is 80 and the Port mapping mode is set to 'Manual' Any thoughts on this? Thanks again.
  3. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    Hello again tomcctv, I have another question please. I notice that the link that you have provided for me refers to Exeter, you have probably used this location because I mentioned 'The Exeter area' in my post above. I actually live in Exmouth, does that change anything? Thanks again for your help.
  4. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    Thank you so much for this tomcctv, it's very much appreciated.. Is it the IP address opposite the IPv4 that I should be using?
  5. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    I have spoken to Sky, my Broadband supplier, and they have told me that it is completely unnecessary for me to do any 'Port Forwarding' and that I should be able to achieve what I want without recourse to this action. The fact that I can view images via Hik-Connect and iVMS4500 on my phone using the Wi-Fi in my home would surely indicate that I am 'almost there' as regards a fully functioning connection. I can also view all images through my desktop computer using iVMS4200. Additionally I can also log into the images by typing in the IP address into Internet Explorer on my computer and view images from both cameras using HikVision My thoughts are that I must be really close to a complete and fully functioning setup but, there is obviously some small detail missing somewhere. Does anyone know if there are any competent techie people around the Exeter area that might be able to help with this problem in a face to face meeting.
  6. Bluenose1940

    Accessing system away from home.

    Thank you for your input andriens. Can you be more specific please. When you say 'open ports' is this the same as a term that I have heard that mentions 'Port Forwarding'? As I say, I have heard the term but I don't know what it means. Also, What is P2P? Is there a set of instructions anywhere that would explain this in detail? I'm a 79 year old wrinkley and will need a bit of guidance on this. Thanks again for coming in on this.
  7. Hello folks, I have a two camera Hikvision CCTV setup whereby in my office I have the NVR which is connected to a monitor and to the internet via a Netgear Switchbox. The two cameras are connected directly into the back of the NVR. I can view the camera images using Hik-Connect and iVMS4500 on my HTC Android phone when I am at home using my own Wi-FI and, I can also log into the images via Hik-Connect through IE on my computer. I can also view the images using iVMS4200 by clicking on the icon on my desktop computer. All of this is fine but, if I am away from home and try to make a connection with my system by using the Wi-Fi available wherever I might be staying or, by using my data allowance on my mobile phone, it fails every time and I just cannot get a connection, I get various error messages such as 'Connection Failed' or 'The device is off-line'. I know for a fact that the device is definitely not off-line. Has anyone got any ideas as to how I might be able to overcome this problem please? I was away in Lincolnshire for a few days recently and I tried on numerous occasions to make a connection but without any joy. Any help offered will be very much appreciated. thank you.
  8. Bluenose1940

    Using a Samsung tablet

    Yes all sorted and up and running. Thank you
  9. Bluenose1940

    Hikvision cameras

    Hi, thank you for trying to help. Can you advise me of the route to get at the cameras please. I can't log-in directly to them as they are connected directly to the NVR. If I go into Hikvision I can get at 'Configuration' and then 'Camera Management' but I don't seem to get an option to do any editing at that point. Any further thoughts please? Many thanks. EDIT : 25/11/18 10.30 am Got it sorted now. Thanks for the initial help.
  10. Bluenose1940

    Hikvision cameras

    I have just added a second camera to my Hikvision CCTV setup. For some unknown reason I now have both cameras named as 'Camera 1' Before fitting the second camera, when I into 'camera management' via the NVR menu there were entries showing for Camera 1 - Camera 2 - Camera 3 and Camera 4. At that time only the line for camera 1 was populated. Now that I have fitted the second camera, the first two lines are populated but both are called 'camera 1' Does anyone have any idea why this would be or how I can edit the second camera details. Thank you.
  11. Bluenose1940

    CCTV v PC Monitors

    Not knowing whether or not I should buy a specific CCTV monitor, as opposed to a computer monitor, it would appear from the responses that I received that quite a few people do actually use computer monitors. With that information in mind, I went ahead and purchased this one....................... https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/philips-226e9qhab-full-hd-21-5-lcd-monitor-black-silver-10181790-pdt.html However, when I first switched the monitor on, the very first thing that appeared on the screen was a message as follows :- "Use of fixed pattern or static images for more than 30 minutes may result in image burn-in". Also, when I looked at the user manual I came across this warning. Now it is highly likely that the image will be 'live' for 8 hours or more each day and, it is equally likely that this image will be pretty static for most of that time, only altering as and when some activity occurs. The chances of 'burn-in' must be quite high given this scenario. Obviously the monitor could be turned off at the end of the working day and then only switched on at the start of the new day. What are other members findings when using computer monitors for CCTV purposes? Should I return it and buy a CCTV specific monitor or, are they basically one and the same thing as regards their construction and both types are therefore subject to 'image burn-in' I really would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.
  12. Bluenose1940

    Using a Samsung tablet

    Thank you MichaelHarris259 for your valued input, it is very much appreciated. However, I am a 78 year old wrinkley and whilst I am reasonable at the techie stuff, i'm afraid a lot of it goes straight over the top of the old grey matter. Your suggestion sounds very good but I wouldn't know where to start with the idea. Am I already there with Hik-Connect installed on my HTC mobile phone or are you talking about something totally different. Sorry to appear dim. Thanks again for your help.
  13. Bluenose1940

    Using a Samsung tablet

    Hi. You have to use a app on your tablet .. it will not work just entering ip into tablet browser Ah, that sorts it then. Thank you for that. Much appreciated, thank you to all who replied.
  14. Bluenose1940

    Using a Samsung tablet

    Hello folks, Thank you for your help with this. I have got things working by downloading the app but, the problem that I am still having is when I type in the IP address on the browser, this takes me into Hikvision but I still get the message telling me that I need the 'add-in' Going down this route works fine when I use Internet Explorer on my computer but, as I said earlier, I can't get IE on the tablet.
  15. Bluenose1940

    Using a Samsung tablet

    I'm wondering if I can use Hik-Connect on my Samsung tablet. I can access it ok on my pc by using internet explorer but, I haven't got IE on my tablet and I'm not that certain that it is available. When I try to access my cameras by using Google/Chrome on my tablet the system tells me that it's missing a plug-in and I'm not sure how to get it. Any thoughts anyone please. Many thanks.
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