It's important not to use the highest user level that could be used to re-configure or disable your IP Cameras.Anyone could simply view the HTML source code of the web page or websites, to locate the user level Id and Password you are using and attempt to access the IP cameras standard Interface to do this.Note: many of the links below are no longer in service, and the accompanying information may be obsolete. Many different IP Camera live demos are used here to better help demonstrate the different methods and approaches shown here. Live Demos Using Many Different IP Camera Brands and Models You can embed virtually any IP Camera in a web page using one line of HTML quickly and easily that will not be using any controls for the IP Camera.You can set the refresh rate of how often the image of the IP Camera will be refreshed from the IP Camera as well: Embed IP Camera In Web Page Using One Line of HTML The downside of not using secure methods to embed and display your IP Cameras in Web Pages and Web Sites is that you expose the DDNS/ISP IP Address, Port and User Credentials for your IP Camera when doing so.This is because your IP camera has reached any connection limit it may have.If your IP camera reaches any maximum connection limit, it may have.
Each video stream created counts as a connection and remains a connection until that video stream is stopped.
Using other Scripting methods could cause your web page or website visitors using some browsers and devices to not be able to view or access your IP cameras. Where you don't have access to the normal Internet browser capable devices you normally have access to. When or if you encounter this situation and the devices, that you do have access to, don't support your normally used IP cameras interface. Most IP cameras come with some interface abilities to provide video streams that can and could be used in web pages and websites.
Many people think that the only purpose of embedding an IP camera in a web page is for public access for your IP cameras purposes only. You can also Email that web page, as an Email attachment, to yourself as well. You can simply access your own Email, from that same device and open the attachment and easily access your IP cameras, from any Internet browser capable device. This kind of tool, should be another tool, in your IP cameras toolbox of tools. Especially more so, when you have no place to store a copy. The issues with using these video streams is that their video stream formats, generally are not compatible with all browsers on all Internet capable devices.
These connections will remain as connections until the third party software releases those connections or the third party application is stopped.
Most IP cameras have some finite limit of how many connections can be in use to a specific IP camera at any given moment.
Call this an "Emergency Backup Plan" for personal use. Because of this, it may not be a good idea to use video streams in web pages or websites, unless you are feeding a video server that has a video player interface that can work with all devices and browsers.