How Do IP Cameras Work?

IP cameras on property

An IP camera is an easy way to keep an eye on your home or business.

An Internet Protocol Camera, also known as an IP camera, a network camera, or a webcam, is a camera that sends and receives information over the Internet and/or your local area network (LAN). IP cameras are a useful security measure to help you keep an eye on things when you’re not present. From simple webcams that sit in your windowsill to advanced security cameras, there’s an IP camera to fit everyone.

How Does the IP Camera Work When I’m Not Around?

IP cameras are often used as an easy way to check in on sleeping children or to monitor your business from your laptop at home. These cameras work in real time, so you can see what’s happening moment to moment. As long as the IP camera is connected to the Internet via a broadband Internet connection, you can check on your camera’s live feed from any Internet browser, anywhere in the world! You can even set up several cameras and check all of the feeds at once.

To set up an IP camera, you’ll have to connect it to the Internet either directly with a physical cable connection or wirelessly over your wifi network. When you first connect the camera to the Internet, it will take a moment to configure, just like a computer. This process is not usually any more difficult than connecting any other device to the Internet. Some IP cameras even come with their own apps for accessing your camera feed on your smartphone or tablet!

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