Using recorder and cameras on different locations

The following article describes the procedure for connecting the camera to the recorder when there are placed in different locations.

 

Location A (cameras)

1. Connect the camera with the supplied BSM-PA4 adapter.

2. Connect the supplied BSM-PA3 adapter to the modem.

  • Optional: When using a PoE switch, connect the camera to the POE port of the switch. The output port of the switch connects to the ETHERNET / LAN port of your modem.

3. Find out what your modem's gateway is and write it down for yourself. This is often stated on a sticker on the modem. You can also check this on a computer that is connected to the same internet network:

4. Now look up the IP addresses of the cameras in your network. Use the Device Config Tool we provided you for this. Install this software on a Windows computer that is connected to the same network (modem) as the cameras. Write down the IP addresses for yourself. 

Note: Do not change the camera's username and password using the Device Config Tool. This can make your camera inaccessible.

5. The IP addresses of the cameras must be in the same range as the gateway. If the gateway is 192.168.1.100, the IP of the camera should be the same, but end with 3 other digits, for example: 192.168.1.150. You can change the IP address of the camera with the Device config tool. When using a second camera, give it a subsequent IP address, for example: 192.168.1.151.

  • Note: Do not use an IP address for the camera already in use on your network to avoid conflicts.

6. Use the Device Config Tool to give each camera a separate client port. The default is 9988. A second camera is set to 9989, a third to 9990 etc. 

7. Use the Device Config Tool to check the camera's gateway. It must be the same as your modem's gateway. If it differs, adjust the gateway with the Device Config Tool.  

8. Now log into the modem and open the client port for the IP address of the camera. When the IP address of the camera is 192.168.1.150 and the port 9988, use this data. Enter a separate port forwarding rule for each camera. An example of opening ports can be found in this manual: Port forwarding on the router.

  • Now look up the external IP address of your internet network. You also do this on a computer that is connected to the same internet network (modem) as the camera.
  • Go to the website https://www.whatsmyip.org and note the external IP address that is displayed.

 

Location B (recorder)

9. Now you go back to the recorder in the other network. In the Bascom Client navigate to Remote Setting - Channel - Channel menu. Manually enter a camera by clicking on the + symbol next to the Channel name:

    • IP: the external IP address that you noted
    • Camera port: 9988 (unless modified)
    • Protocol: Private
    • Username: admin
    • Password: admin
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