This is the quick and simple guide to tell you how to use a 4G router to provide convenient mobile broadband internet access for your CCTV installation so you can connect to your IP Cameras and DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Recorder) or any other networked device on the LAN.
4G CCTV The Easy Way
Assuming you have a 4G service in the location you wish to use your 4G CCTV solution the easiest way to get up and running is to purchase a 4G Router such as the Proroute GEM420 and to get a Fixed IP SIM Card with a Public IP address.
Once you receive the 4G Router and SIM Card, then you insert the SIM card into the router, connect the cell antennas and power on the router.
You then log into the router Web Interface and make a few configuration changes such as APN, LAN IP settings, security and firewall / port forwarding settings. Your router will then connect to the INTERNET and will have a FIXED, PUBLIC IP ADDRESS.
So…. Just like ANY router with an INTERNET connection and a FIXED, PUBLIC IP address you can connect to the router from ANYWHERE on the Internet.
Now you can connect your camera devices on the LAN, ensure that the LAN settings for your cameras, DVR’r and NVR’s are all correctly configured (you will need to configure each device with an IP address in the same range as the router LAN IP range, the subnet and the default gateway (default gateway is the LAN IP address of the router)
Then configure port forwarding to your devices and ‘Hey Presto’ you can now connect to your devices from anywhere on the Internet.
It really is that simple – just like configuring any router for internet connection and configuring devices on the LAN and port forwarding.
If you CLICK HERE – you can see the details of the Proroute GEM420 4G Router and the available 4G Fixed IP SIM Card data plans as well as an explanation of how to work out how much inclusive data you may need.
Now – that was the QUICK AND SIMPLE way to provide a 4G CCTV solution.
If you click here we will take you to a new page that describes other ways you might be able to install a 4G router solution for your CCTV and lots of ways for you to over complicate it all.