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Top 5 Security Cameras with Remote Viewing

Flora Luo3/26/2022
Top 5 Security Cameras with Remote Viewing

Security camera remote viewing will be a basic need when you are away and, at the same time, need to keep an eye on your house through the mobile phone, PC or laptop, or want to watch your business remotely for peace-of-mind, or eager to know what your loved ones are doing.

The security camera with remote viewing enables you to see what is going on in your home and business via apps and browsers. Read on to find the best remote monitoring security camera.

Editor’s Note: The remote viewing of security camera is all about data transmission from the security camera to your phone or PC by using the P2P technology. And that means you must gain network access (either WiFi or cellular data) to realize it.

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Security Cameras with Remote Viewing: Which One to Choose?

Remote security cameras are the best choice to keep an eye for your home, business or both. There are three remote video camera solutions for you to get the most use of remote viewing function:

Remote viewing of a security camera is intuitively easy with Reolink Argus 2 via iPhone or Android phone. Let me show you how it works in this remote CCTV camera and the super clear image you’ll get.

You only need to put the batteries in, download the free Reolink app and launch it on your iPhone or Android phone, set a password for it, and then the live view appears. That’s it!

After that, you can get security camera remote monitoring on the mailman, your beautiful garden, cutest pets, best friends’ visits, activities of the poultry, family’s coming home, and more whenever and wherever you want.

Note: Generally, the battery-powered CCTV camera with remote viewing could not be accessed on the PC, tablet or browser in order to save its battery life, since this type of security camera remote monitoring will always on even when you don’t actually do the remote viewing on PC.

Work overtime again and miss the big hug for your child coming back from school? Curious about what your family members are doing during your absence?

Family is always the primary concern when you are not around.

Reolink E1 Pro could keep tabs on your loved ones no matter where you are with remote control function. There are parents who found out that their children skip sleep to party in bedroom through security camera remote viewing video. Thanks to the security camera remote control, the parents discovered the toddlers’ “little secrets” and know the reason why their kids are always tired at day time.

The remote CCTV camera will be more effective for home with the supplement of other features.

For example, the two-way audio provided by the remote surveillance camera is always helpful in keeping your loved ones company and protecting them even when you are miles away. See what you can do with this kind of remote security camera:

When your kid broke the vase when playing alone and didn’t know what to do, you can then comfort and give instructions to him/her remotely; when intruders break into your house, you can then give them verbal warnings wherever you are; when your kid’s birthday party is held on the same day as the scheduled business travel, you can then be in there at once by iPhone (or other devices) remote viewing and send your best wishes by talking to him/her.

Worried about the intruders when you are away? Want to catch the one sneaking into your house and making a mass of your belongings?

The unattended possessions and empty house are always tempting to burglars.

If you get a security camera with remote viewing in place, you can remotely access the camera to get live streaming, monitor the outdoor conditions wherever you are and whenever it is.

This remote security camera offers you remote video viewing functionality, and more features for better viewing experience of outdoor:

The wireless waterproof and remote control enabled security camera suits outdoor environment perfectly. With Wi-Fi connection, you shall avoid drilling holes in the wall, and the waterproof feature makes it possible for 24/7 security camera remote control.

Check the image quality of this remote surveillance camera through the video clip shared by a Reolink wireless security camera user.

To make the remote video camera better protect your home, high definition and good night vision are also essential. The higher resolution the camera is, the more helpful the captured image will be in catching the culprit. After all, you could not rush home from distance to catch the burglar on the spot, even if you know something is going on out there.

Want wider range remote viewing of security camera? Try RLC-423 with PTZ function. The PoE camera with only one cable for both power and data transmission is just as convenient as the wireless remote security camera which still needs at least a wire for power.

With this remote surveillance camera, you could join the winter fun at fingertips inside your warm house!

*Also check other security camera remote viewing clips via Reolink Video Channel.

Except for the excellent quality of images (1440p), good night vision and PoE feature (plug and play), this remote video monitoring system offers you up to 8 channels in case that you need to add more remote surveillance cameras into the system. You will not want to bother with another NVR and switch back and forth between them in the software to monitor all places.

Besides, the extra channel leaves you enough flexibility to cope with any uncertainties and business expansion in the future. It is really useful for home and business security camera remote monitoring.

Perhaps, you could witness and keep a fun Halloween story as this remote video monitoring system Reolink RLK8-410B4 captured.

Note: The NVR provided works perfectly with all Reolink PoE remote security cameras. You are free to add any type of remote video cameras as your demand. And you may also design your own remote video surveillance system by using other remote security cameras and a NVR.

How to Set up Remote Viewing Security Camera

To remotely control the security cameras and systems mentioned above, there are 3 ways: via PC & Mac (by using free software: Reolink Client ), iPhone &iPad (by downloading free mobile applications: Reolink App ) or via a web browser. You can choose among them freely at your convenience.

You can use a web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge) to get remote viewing of security camera for your home/business with no plug-ins.

You are also free to use the third party software (like Blue Iris) if you already got other cameras and do not want to download another, but the free Reolink software (Reolink App and Client) are more advised for better security camera remote control experience with no monthly fees.

You need only 3 steps to get remote viewing of security camera both online and on mobile:

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#1. How can I see my security camera online?

To get remote viewing of security camera online, you can either do it via a PC client or web browser.

For PC client security camera remote control, you only need to download the remote controlling software, log in, and then you can see live view. That’s it. Or you can type the IP address of your remote security camera in Google address bar, log in to the camera, and the live view will appear.

Note: Generally, you’ll be required to set a new password for the first time use to keep your video clips safe.

#2. How can I see CCTV on mobile?

To get security camera remote control on the mobile phone, you need to download an app first, like the Reolink App. And then, launch the remote surveillance camera app, set a password (for the first-time use), and then you will see the live view of all the remote video cameras available on the LAN.

#3. How to configure the software to remotely view security cameras?

If you choose Reolink remote cameras or systems, you will need no other necessary configurations than simply set a password to get security camera remote control, and get professional and step-by-step instructions on the configuration of Reolink Client and app as well as browser if the above.

*You may also refer to How to Get Security Camera Remote Access for your remote cameras and systems.


To conclude, choose a 100% wire free remote CCTV camera to get remote control for home, an HD remote surveillance camera to monitor your outdoor area, and set up a remote camera system to gain access to your home, business as well as other places together.

If you have other demands, please leave us a message on the comment area, we will definitely find a customized solution for you.


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Flora is an editor with a deep passion for smart home gadgets and loves the idea of worry-free life. She smiles a lot, enjoys hearty food, movies, traveling, and her latest obsession is cooking. You can share your ideas with her in the comment section.