How to link IP cameras in one house with a NAS in another house? IP cameras remote connection to Synology NAS Surveillance Station
I’ve found your article as very interesting and clarifying, but still I can’t find an answer for my desired installation.
I’d like to install a surveillance system in my second home, but configured from a Synology NAS I have in my main home, both in different cities and I can’t find if this is possible.
I want to know if I can configure my cameras installed in my second home to be managed from my Synology NAS installed in my first home.
Both are 50 km away from each other and both homes have a fast 100mb fiber optics connection to the PTT network.
The idea is to check my second home cameras from my first home Synology NAS and/or surveillance app.
If answer is positive, could I also send the recording over the internet so I can keep the video in case the burglar stole the SD card?.
Thank you for any help
This is indeed a very good idea! Burglars would very likely steal your NAS with evidence. There would be nothing you could do. Even if you would remotely replicate all data from a NAS in the main home and backup NAS in another home. Things like that happen very quickly and every second counts.
Yes, you can set up all your cameras in the main house and enable port forwarding for particular IP addresses. Then you can connect remotely and add them to your surveillance station. Footage of everything that happens in the house will be stored in a remote location. You will get notifications on your phone and you will be able to connect and watch a live stream on cameras.
If you are still looking for a compatible NAS, the DS218+ would give you a smooth user experience and responsiveness.
You may also find Synology router and mesh points useful for this setup.
Here is how to set it up.
How to add a camera on a different network segment to Surveillance Station
When your Synology NAS/NVR and IP cameras are connected to Internet via the same router, they can recognize and communicate with each other using private IP addresses. However, in cases where the devices are on different network segments (e.g. if you try to access a home IP camera from your office), you will need to assign port numbers to your cameras so that external connections can find the exact device through the router.
This article will take configuring an AMCREST camera and a Synology router as example to walk you through the process.
This article assumes that you have done the following tasks:
- Installed and activated Surveillance Station from Package Center.
- Set up an IP camera and have access to its settings webpage.
- In IP Camera, click Add > Add Camera.
- Select Quick Setup or Complete Setup, and click Next.
- Enter a Name.
- Go to the configuration website of the camera you wish to add, and assign port numbers to the services.
- Go to the settings page of your router, and create corresponding port forwarding rules.
- Enter the IP address and Port number according to the previous setup.
- Select a Camera model, and enter the Username and Password.
- Click Test Connection to make sure a connection is established, then click Finish to complete.