Self-Hosted Security Camera Solution with No-IP

Now that most of the world is shut down and many people are without an income, things can get interesting. There are often spikes in crime during economic downturns. Just last week, one of my co-workers had someone break into his garage in the middle of the night while he and his family were asleep. Thankfully, he had No-IP enabled security cameras all over his house, so he was sent a notification when there was motion detected and he was able to call the police and provide some clues with video footage. Are you doing all you can do to keep your home and business safe?

No-IP enables you to set up your own security cameras without relying on the security and vulnerability of a Cloud-Hosted Camera Solution. You simply purchase a camera that has No-IP included as an Integrated Dynamic DNS provider, configure the camera, and set up your own network. You control the data and the network which means you are less likely to fall victim to security breaches, hacking and you will know who has access to your video content.  We recommend the following cameras.

The only problem with this solution is that sometimes your home or business has a Dynamic IP address, which makes it difficult to access your camera feed remotely. 

We solve this issue by replacing your IP address with a memorable hostname. ( When your Dynamic (one that changes from time to time and is not static) IP address changes, we update your hostname to the new IP address. Meaning even though you have a dynamic IP address, your hostname will never lose its connection, even when your IP address changes.

Why Can’t I Just Use a Cloud Hosted Camera Solution?

Sure, they are easy to set up, but did you know that when you use a cloud-hosted security camera and use their built-in networks to view and manage your account, you may be opening your home and business to many vulnerabilities including hacking and spying? You also trust the company that is storing your video in the cloud that they are storing it securely and aren’t sharing it with other people and/or companies.

It even happened recently with a company that so many of us have found ourselves relying on, Zoom. Zoom is a highly prominent Enterprise video conferencing software and it was the most recent victim of a severe bug that let random strangers join secure video conferencing streams.

According to a recent Wired publication, a security researcher, Jonathan Leitschuh, detailed the bug, including how an attacker could easily access a meeting link.

These security bugs are nothing new. The good news is that when you are using No-IP, you configure the camera and build your OWN personal network to view and manage your camera. This means you no longer need to rely on the vulnerabilities of these large networks.

But Doesn’t No-IP view my connection too? No. At No-IP, we are simply the connecting piece. We help connect you to your device, but we don’t have any access to the content that you are hosting. We are simply assisting you in making a direct connection from your network to your device.

Ready to set up your own camera to secure your home or business? Check out this detailed guide for information on how to set up and configure your own security cameras with No-IP. 

Need help? Don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team. We are here to help!

Check out these other helpful guides for more information

Using Security Camera Systems with No-IP

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How to Setup DDNS in a Trendnet Camera

How to access your Raspberry Pi Camera from anywhere