video surveillance cameras

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Does anyone have video surveillance cameras that they successfully can view remotely with slow ping rate of satellite?  If so which brands have been successful.  I had used a speco dvr, and I can connect remotely, but the webviewer and/or the iphone viewer "times out" before cameras are shown.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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From what I understand, the problem with surveillance cameras isn't the ping, but the IP address.  Exede IPs are dynamic, unless you move to a Business plan.  The camera systems generally require a static IP to communicate properly.

Business plans use persistent IPs.  They are dynamic IPs assigned through DHCP, but as long as they are in use, the leases will renew automatically, and will not change.  This is different that static IPs, which are permanently assigned to a device.
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I use many WiFi cameras that are easily viewable over the internet.  They are all the same, Reolink model RLC-411WS. They have built-in DDNS servers (requires subscription) if that is the way you want to go, or you can do as I did, have them all end up at one router in a central location on a LAN and have that one DDNS enabled address accessible via the internet, or your home computer directly, or cell-phone to access any camera.  If you sign up with a DDNS server, your dynamic IP address will no longer be a problem. These cameras can be set with LAN static IP addresses or use a router DHCP as well as each having a unique name on the network and the client application.

Your cameras can be routed to a central location at home and a DDNS subscription will make them available on the internet.  DDNS server subscriptions are only a few dollars per year.

I can even access my cameras over the internet here at home, and that is a long latency.  I don't know where the data goes, but it ultimately does go up the satellite, to the internet somewhere and right back again.  At over 8mb/sec, I don't do that very often.