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How to Find the IP Address of a Nearby CCTV

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If you’re looking for the IP address of a nearby CCTV, there are a few ways to go about it. Here’s a quick guide on how to find the IP address of a CCTV camera.


In order to find the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera that is nearby, there are several methods you can use. An IP address is a unique numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network. Knowing your device’s IP address will allow you to access it directly, or set it up so that you can access it remotely. Depending on the type of CCTV camera, the procedures for finding the IP address may vary slightly. In this guide, we’ll cover how to find the IP address of a nearby CCTV camera in four easy steps.

Understanding IP Addresses

IP Addresses are an important part of any modern network infrastructure. They make it possible for computers and other devices to communicate with each other. It is vital to understand IP addresses if you are going to find the IP Address of a nearby CCTV. In this article, we’ll look at what an IP Address is and how it works, so you can better understand how to locate the IP Address of your CCTV.

What is an IP Address?

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two main purposes: identification of a host or network interface and location addressing.

IP addresses are classified as either public or private, depending on whether they are reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for use in public networks or designated for private networks. Public IP addresses are used to access web servers connected to the public internet, while private IP addresses are only visible within an intranet and can be used as an internal network address.

Each IP address consists of 32 bits divided into four octets (numbers separated by decimal points) that represent a specific device on the internet. By definition, each octet can contain a value between 0 and 255, meaning that there is an upper limit of 4,294,967,296 unique IP addresses available using this format. Of these, IANA has set aside certain ranges of numbers specifically reserved for use with private networks and other common services such as local loopback configurations.

The most common type of IP address is IPv4 which consists of four octets containing numbers from 0-255. As more devices connect to the internet and new technologies emerge, IPv6 was developed which utilizes hexadecimal characters in conjunction with decimals more efficiently use available space and encompasses potential for many more future IP addresses than its predecessor.

What are the Different Types of IP Addresses?

Internet Protocol addresses, or IP addresses, are unique numerical labels assigned to every device connected to the internet. These labels make it easier for machines and devices on a network, such as a local CCTV system, to find one another. IP addresses enable the routing of data packets over the internet and are a cornerstone of how the internet works. There are two main types of IP addresses: IPv4 and IPv6.


The IPv4 (internet version 4) standard provides much of the basis for today’s modern internet infrastructure and utilizes 32-bit IP Addresses (e.g., There are a total of 4,294,967,296 possible combinations under this addressing system which is more than enough considering current demand but somewhat limited by today’s standards due to inventory exhaustion in certain geographic regions around the world which requires manual intervention for assigning new networks with IPv4 space for expansion purposes in places like APAC where user demographics are growing exponentially year over year creating an issue with scalability within those networks


The IPv6 (internet version 6) protocol was designed to provide an ever-growing pool of possible combinations; increasing from 4 billion possibilities with IPv4 technology to 340 undecillion or 3.4 x 10^38 possibilities with its 128-bit addressing standard; that is 1800 times greater than what was previously available through its predecessor technology making it possible for device networks reaching into both small residential users up through large commercial deployments such as web servers running on cloud infrastructures etc., without fear of running out space while allowing users accessing services anywhere they wish regardless of their geographical location due to its abundance in address availability compared to what was previously offered through earlier generations technologies like that as noted above with IPv4 mechanisms based systems previously mentioned before opting more modern approaches such as deploying dual stack support infrastructures etc.,

Finding the IP Address of a CCTV

Knowing the IP address of a CCTV can be vital in hacking, monitoring or viewing its live feed. This can be easily done using a few techniques. In this article, we will discuss the different methods you can use to find the IP address of a nearby CCTV camera. Let’s get started.

Use a Network Scanner

If you are trying to find the IP address of an nearby CCTV, a network scanner can be used. A network scanner is a search tool which allows users to look for all the devices that are connected to a network. Network scanners can connect with a variety of IP addresses and ports and detect any devices that are connected over the same network. To use a network scanner, you will need to have administrative access on the machine on which it is installed and have the necessary credentials required by your router or other networking devices in order to scan your cab CCTV camera. Once you initiate the scan, the scanner will provide a list of devices active on your local area network (LAN) including any CCTV cameras in range. If any active cameras are listed, their IP address will be displayed as well.

Use the Manufacturer’s App

One of the easiest ways to find the IP address of a CCTV camera is by using the manufacturer’s app. These apps are typically designed to help users set up and configure their cameras, and they are usually available for both Android and iOS devices. Once installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can simply launch the app and scan your network for any connected devices. The IP address of the camera should either be displayed on-screen or in a separate menu within the app. If it is not visible, then you may need to check your router’s settings or contact the camera’s customer support team for assistance.

Use the Network Router

If you are looking to find the IP address of a CCTV camera in your home or workplace, one of the easiest ways is through your network router. It’s possible that the CCTV camera system may be connected directly to your router via an Ethernet connection, or it could be connected over a Wi-Fi network.

To connect and identify the IP address of a nearby CCTV, first connect to the same local area network (LAN) as the CCTV. Then open up the user interface of your router – typically this can be done by entering or into a web browser and logging in with your details – if you are unsure what these are please refer to your router’s support documentation for more information.

Once logged in all attached devices that have been allocated an IP by your router should be listed so you can identify any devices with unfamiliar names or MAC addresses (the unique identifier for each device that’s connected to a particular LAN). After identifying any unknown device, make sure all attached purposes/attachments can be checked as most routers allow this to be done from their interface so you know what type of device it is and what its purpose on that network is before attempting any further actions – such as configuring settings like port forwarding rules etc.[1] Once identified and verified as being part of trusted people associated with that network then note down its IP address which will come in handy when configuring port forwarding rules etc from then on if needed.


As you can see, it is possible to find the IP address of a nearby CCTV camera. By using a few simple steps, getting information about your security camera devices is not difficult to do.

If you have devices, such as DVR or NVR from manufacturers like Hikvision or Dahua, it might be easier to use their dedicated software (SADP or CMS). Alternatively, if the devices are connected to some LAN network, you can also use your router configuration page for accessing all IPs in the network.

Finally, if you need to detect IP from a long distance where WIFI signal won’t reach (due to thick walls) and UTP cables are not installed, an IPC Scan tool can help. Remember that those tools require specialized skills and should be used with caution.

In conclusion, finding the IP address of a nearby CCTV camera doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right techniques and resources here mentioned you should be able to find any IP addresses nearby in no time at all.

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