Regulating outgoing traffic.

Why?

Remote viewing of video over the Internet in high definition increases the volume of outgoing traffic. If the increase in outgoing traffic is critical, there are 2 possible scenarios: for limited Internet rate plans, you will have to pay for each MB over the prepaid quota, for unlimited rate plans, when exceeding the conditional quota of outgoing traffic, the outgoing data rate decreases. To avoid these consequences, you can adjust the outgoing traffic in Ivideon Server and the web interface of the cameras. There are three ways to do this.

How?

Method 1. Decrease the bitrate


For web cameras

  1. Open the "Settings" menu.

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  2. Select the "Advanced" tab.

  3. Lower the current bitrate.

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  4. Click "OK" to confirm the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume was decreased, but the image quality is now worse. This method works if image quality is not of critical essence.


For IP cameras

  1. Enter the IP address of the camera in the browser address bar.*
  2. Enter login and password for your camera.**
  3. Lower the current bitrate.
  4. Save the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume was decreased, but the image quality is now worse. This method works if image quality is not of critical essence.

Method 2. Decrease the frame rate


For web cameras

  1. Open the "Settings" menu.

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  2. Select the "Advanced" tab.

  3. Lower the current frame rate.

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  4. Click "OK" to confirm the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume decreased, but there is a slight movement delay. This method works if the maximum motion transmission accuracy is not critical. Also, it can be considered the most optimal because it allows you to not have to sacrifice image quality and clarity.


For IP cameras

  1. Enter the IP address of the camera in the browser address bar.*
  2. Enter login and password for your camera.**
  3. Lower the current frame rate.
  4. Save the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume decreased, but there is a slight movement delay. This method works if the maximum motion transmission accuracy is not critical. Also, it can be considered the most optimal because it allows you to not have to sacrifice image quality and clarity.

Method 3. Decrease resolution


For web cameras

  1. Open the "Settings" menu.

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  2. Select the "Advanced" tab.

  3. Lower the current resolution.

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  4. Click "OK" to confirm the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume was decreased, but the image clarity is now worse. This method works if maximum image clarity is not of critical essence.


For IP cameras

  1. Enter the IP address of the camera in the browser address bar.*
  2. Enter login and password for your camera.**
  3. Lower the current resolution.
  4. Save the changes.

Result: outgoing traffic volume was decreased, but the image clarity is now worse. This method works if maximum image clarity is not of critical essence.

Important! Traffic from Ivideon Server is only transmitted during remote viewing of video via the Internet. The amount of traffic depends on the stream settings specified for the IP camera or in the advanced server settings when using the web camera. If the archive is stored in the cloud, traffic occurs only when motion or sound detector is triggered. If you are using the notification service, the volume of outgoing traffic increases.

For local viewing, traffic is less than 1 MB per week.

* To find out the IP address of the camera, use the specialized software of the manufacturer that can be downloaded on the official website or installed from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
**To look up the login and password for the camera, see the instructions or contact technical support team of your camera’s manufacturer. If you install your own login and password, but have forgotten it, reset the camera to the factory settings. If you experience any difficulties, contact the manufacturer’s technical support team.

What equipment is Ivideon compatible with?