Networking Guide For Our Security Camera Systems

This is a guide for our Admiral and Imperial camera lines. If you have SCW Shield or Survail, there's no networking that you need to do at all.

Default Information You will Need:

Default Login Credentials

Listed below are the default login credentials for all of our NVRs and IP cameras.

Username: admin               Password: 12345scw

Admiral and Imperial lines should look like this:

web login

Please Note: we publish the default password on this website, and that means that anyone can try to log into your device with that password. Please change the password to your own password. We strongly recommend that you write down your new username and password and keep it in a safe place.

Default IP and Ports

Listed below are the default IPs and ports. This info will be necessary in order to access the DVR/NVR or IP camera for remote viewing.

Recorders & IP Cameras -

Ports: 80 (TCP), 8000 (UDP and TCP) and 554 (UDP and TCP)

Please Note: we publish the default ports on this website. We strongly recommend that you use custom ports.

Setting up your system:

Step 1: Plugging Everything in and Test

Part A: Bench test all equipment - Before mounting and installing your cameras, you want to make sure all the cameras are working and that you are happy with your purchase.

To bench test grab a known working, pre-made cable, and plug it into your NVR (Or DVR & power if TVI). This will help narrow down any issues with cabling or cameras in the future.

Part B: Plug in your cameras and your recorder.

Step 2: Mount the Cameras

This is when you want to actually put the cameras in their permanent locations and run the cable through the walls back to your .

If you need help, feel free to check out our Installation Portal for a full list of guides on mounting, drilling, cabling, and more.

Step 3: Choose your Method of Remote Access


We recommend, at minimum using a VPN (virtual private network) as the means by which you view your cameras remotely.

A VPN makes your internet connection more secure and offers both privacy and anonymity online. Organizations, governments, and businesses of all sizes use VPNs to secure remote connections to the local network for protection against malicious actors, malware, and other cyberthreats.