Remote Access Guide

The Remote Webcam Monitoring module lets you remotely view your webcam from another computer or an iOS device. Using the portal, you can access your webcam stream (both audio and video) in live mode, or view previously recorded video. The webcam stream is protected by a private login and passcode. But, of course, if you want to share your webcam view your friends, you can simply share your access code with them.

When used together with the Motion Detection module, You have a complete security surveillance system right here on your mac.

Remote Webcam Monitoring is available as an optional add-in module, or as a part of the CamWiz Pro package.

The remote connection is protected via login ID and passcode that can be viewed from the Options screen. (screenshot)

To view from another computer or iOS device, open a Safari or Firefox browser and enter the URL, login and passcode to access. (screenshot)


CamWiz uses UPNP to auto-configure your home router for remote access from external Wi-Fi or 3G networks of your mobile phone. If it failes to configure remote access, please check the following:

  1. 1. Your mac computer is connected to the network.
    You can verify the network connection using the Safari browser. If the web browser displays external webpages correctly, then it's connected to the network.

  2. 2. Reboot the Wi-Fi router, if necessary.
    Many times networking issue can resolved by simply rebooting the router. You can reboot the router by unplugging its power cord and power it back on.

  3. 3. Make sure UPnP is turned on.
    CamWiz uses UPnP to auto configure the router for remote access. Most modern routers support UPnP by default. However, if you are have an older router, please go to the router's configuration settings, and make sure UPnP is turned on. Save the settings and reboot the router.

  4. 4. If Remote Access is not working via UPnP, you can opt to manually configure port forwarding.
    To manually configure port forwarding, click the options button, and click Advanced, and set Manual Port Forwarding to On. (Screenshot)

    Then, go to your router's configuration screen, and port forward TCP port 8030 to your mac's IP address. More info on port forwarding can be found at

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