Remote camera monitoring

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Let’s put it this was, is anyone remotely accessing their security cams with viasat system. Not sure how else to ask this simple question.
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Rick Kuntz

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Ethan Farrell

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Yes. I've got 1 momentum brand camera. Sometimes it takes a minute or two to pull up the live feed but it works with this internet.
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Yes, I have a mixed bag of individual WiFi cams. An older Wansview, a Foscam, a FDT, and a Amcrest. All are remotely accessible via SmartPhone apps. I have varying degrees of success  accessing from another computer. Setup ranges from wow that was easy to WT?.
I also have a couple year old cheap LaView 4 camera DVR system which works on my local network, that I have never been able to remotely access.
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Yes.  I have a foscam.  Just connect to it using the secondary stream which is lower bandwidth.  If you try to connect on HD it might not work.  In addition you would need to use a DDNS service to access it reliably over the Internet as our modems only have persistent DNS which when the router reboots you have a new IP.  Freeddns is the one I use.
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I have a Reolink Argus 2 security solar-powered camera, which has a wireless link to a repeater which in turn has an ethernet connection to either my Viasat modem or my DSL modem - works either way. Furthermore I can log into it via the internet through a computer that accesses internet through Viasat. So this remote (truly wireless) camera works with Viasat. The video resolution is 720p, which can stutter at 15 fps. It's a great little camera, though an intruder has to be quite close to it to trigger it.
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Now this is great information! I was thinking just 3MB @ 1080, I could probably dumb it down more. Not a lot of live streaming necessary (but I could ask you how good does this work with dish latency). I mostly use Blue Iris so on alert it throws the video (stores on a local drive) to my email and/or text message.
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Paul Adams

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My experience so far is that you cannot upstream camera output via Viasat other than at extremely low, or slow, resolution. My Silver unlimited plan claims to do 3 mbps uploading, which should give better than 480p resolution, but in practice the resolution is much lower. I don't yet know why.
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If you use a cloud base security cameras, plan on it eating away at your data real fast and a unlimited plan isn’t going to help. Once capped your service is pretty much useless.
A dvr appliance will probably just give you poor quality and most likely take awhile to load up the feed
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I have been remotely accessing my 8 cameras on Viasat for years. My cameras are all hardwired to my IC Real-time DVR. I have a couple of apps that access them. All I had to do was portforward one port and keep the DVR on a dynamic IP address in the router. Works very good with Viasat.
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I have 6 Foscam cameras that have been used with exede for years and now Viasat VS2. No problems at all.