Settings > Security and Web > Advanced > Secure Local Camera Network
This feature allows you to secure the cameras installed on the network so that they cannot be discovered by others.
This function is applicable in instances where people share powerlines (e.g., small business in a mall or living in an apartment complex) or when the wired or wireless LAN is accessible by others. (This is because our HomePlug AV Network adapter bridges powerline networking traffic to the LAN and/or WLAN.) In all, this option gives you the best protection for any wireless connections that the cameras find themselves on (such as when the powerline is bridged to the LAN as normal, and the LAN is bridged to a wireless access point) is to secure your wireless connection and not leave it open.
By activating the secure network feature and entering an alpha-numerical security key of your choice, you are placing a password into the Commander and cameras so that the camera can only be discovered and viewed by the Commander that is authorized to view the cameras. This feature is required only if you want to secure the connection between cameras and Commander.
This is one of those set it and forget it type features — you only need to change this option if you want to turn it off or change the password.
Figure 1: Secure Local Camera Network feature on the Security and Web > Advanced section.
1. Click in the checkbox for “Secure Local Camera Network”.
2. In the Security key field, enter a unique alpha-numerical key. Make sure to record the security key in a safe place.
3. Click the Apply button.
Adding this password does NOT:
- make you enter the password to enter Commander
- make you know the password for connecting to online or mobile (the password they use for their account is “DIFFERENT”)
Adding New Camera on Commander with a security key
If you want to add a new camera to the system that has been secured with a security key, you need to complete the “Find Camera” function.