This instruction if for Blue Iris software but can be used for any CCTV DVR server..
Technicality there are few way to do this… They depend on your ISP using NAT protocol and how much time you want to spend on it. Lets see:
If you ISP does NOT use NAT then you can do following.
1. On you DSL/Cable modem go to dynamic DNS tab and register for one of those dynamic addresses. While in DSL/Cable modem setup, go to port forward, pick a port (ex 88, don’t use 80), setup port forwarding for port 88 to destination IP (IP address of you CCTV server). In Blue Iris web server option change web server port to 88 as well, restart the server.
note: RISK: with this setup you are exposing you server to world. Your DSL/cable modem can be hacked (very unlikely), and well as BI server if some bug in the BI security is discovered/published.
Any ISP setup, even behind firewalls or NAT (easiest)
1. On Blue Iris server simply go to www.logmein.com and create a account. Download and install the Log Me In (free) software. From remote location, log in to your www.logmein.com account, pick your server from ACCESS list. you will have to install web browser add-on for first time users. You should see you CCTV server desktop. So when ever you want to remote log in, go to www.logmein.com, log in to your account and that’s it. Simple…
note: this setup creates a lots of network traffic on you home and remote location. The quality depends on network speed. This is fine setup for occasional remote monitoring.
2. my setup
On Blue Iris server start BI web server. Go to www.logmein.com and create account. Download and install the Hamachi service. Under NETWORK tab create new network. Create Mesh network and give it a name. Download the installer and install it on you BI server and remote computer. Start the Hamachi. On remote location, right lick on server name, click on BROWSE. In IE add this address as trusted web site so Active-x would install. Now you have full access of you BI web server as if you were home.
Blue Iris web server files
http://yourIP/default.html (IE only, active X)
http://yourIP/jpegpush.htm (Java applet, all browsers)
http://yourIP/jpegpull.htm (Java script, all browsers, auto refresh)
http://yourIP/cell.htm (cell phone version, jpeg auto refresh, slow rate, live feed only) (use this for remote monitoring)
http://yourIP/mobile.htm (cell phone version, jpeg auto refresh, slow rate, + archive)
http://yourIP/iphone.htm (Iphone version, jpeg auto refresh, slow rate, live feed only)