In this article, we will show a step-by-step setup guide on how to set up NoIP DDNS for Dahua recorders (NVR, DVR, single IP camera). NoIP DDNS is Dynamic Domain Name System which is a method of automatically updating a name server.
This is primarily used if your public IP address on the internet changes from time to time (dynamic IP). Setting this feature up will give you another configured hostname.
You don’t need to set up any DDNS if you already have a static IP (ask your ISP to clarify what kind of IP is assigned to your network).
The devices must be connected to the Internet. It is recommended that the default username and password are changed from admin/admin since you are making this device publicly accessible. You should change your password at first login for every device anyways. Make sure you use a strong password.
NoIP DDNS service is disabled by default, and to enable it, you need to log in. Port forwarding is configured in the router(s) and working on default ports: 80, 554, 37777, or custom ports. To modify default port, do it under Port section on the Network settings of your recorder.
After you open those ports, make sure they show open when testing them. Use Canyouseeme.org or yougetsignal.com to check whether the port forwarding was done correctly.
Step 1. Go to https://www.noip.com/. Create an account. Go to your email registered with noip.com. An email activation will be sent to your registered email to activate noip.com account.
Step 2. Once your account is activated select “Create Host Name Now”.
Step 3. Enter a hostname of your choice then select Add “Host Name.
Step 4. Login into the Dahua recorder via the web browser or directly via the physical recorder.
From the Main Menu select the network tab then select DDNS on the left hand side. Check “Enable” and click on Drop down to select “No-IP”.
Step 5. Enter host IP, Domain Name, Username, and Password and do not forget to click “Apply” to save settings.
After all these settings are done, then the DDNS is set up properly. With your new domain name you can view your cameras from anywhere, including through your phone.
Consult this article on how to view your cameras on your phone: How to view Dahua cameras on phone via P2P.
Note: this guide works for Dahua and their OEMs sold under these brands: Activecam, Advidia, Amcrest, Ameta, Ascendent, Backstreet Surveillance, BV Security, CCTV Security Pros, CCTV Star, CP Plus (Orange Line), Dax Networks, eLine, ENS (formerly Eastern CCTV and SavvyTech), Expose, Lorex, GSS, Honeywell, IC Realtime, Ikegami, Impath Networks, Inaxsys, IndigoVision, Infinity CCTV, Innekt, Intelbras, KBVision, Lumixen, Maxron, Montavue, Oco, Optiview, Rhodium, RVI, Saxco, Security Camera King (Elite), Space Technology, Speco, ToughDog, Tyco Holis, Tyco Illustra Essentials, Unisight, VIP Vision, Watchnet, Winic, Zuum.