cctv ftp server configuration for all DVR/NVR – CCTV cloud storage

Here, I tell you how to configure the FTP Server. An FTP server is a remote computer on which you can store the data by using a file transfer protocol. The full form of the FTP Server is the File Transfer Protocol Server. Here, you will get all the basic information regarding the CCTV FTP Server.

Similarly, an FTP server for security surveillance devices is used to store the CCTV recording to secure the backup. The configuration of the FTP server is very easy. You can understand each step very carefully. Here, we are going to guide you about it.

What is an FTP Server for CCTV?

The FTP server for CCTV means a remote computer on which you can store all your CCTV recordings by using the file transfer protocol.

It can be a local FTP server or an online FTP server. In a local FTP server, you do not need the internet. Simply it is an offline computer.

The online FTP server is a web service provided by hosting companies and you must have the internet to upload the recording file of the CCTV

Why Do We Need an FTP Server for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)?

There are two main reasons to use the CCTV FTP server. One is the security purpose. Sometimes the CCTV recording is very sensitive especially when it is needed for evidence.

So when the CCTV recording is placed at the FTP server, it is safe and easily accessible. The second need arises when you need to store your recording for a long period.

Prerequisite for FTP Server CCTV

  1. A hosted FTP server
  2. An FTP client software
  3. A computer with internet
  4. An FTP enable CCTV setup with a Hard disk
  5. Basic knowledge of computer operation

FTP SERVER for Security SurveillanceDevices/ CCTVs

DriveHq is a company which offers a good free FTP server you can get a free FTP server on DriveHq.


Step 1.

When you have an FTP server, then you will get four credentials.

  1. FTP host address
  2. The FTP username
  3. FTP password
  4. Port number

So get all four credentials, store them and write them at a secure place. Now you need an FTP client software by which you can access your FTP account. FileZilla is a good FTP client software and it is free you can easily download it from here. Install it on your local computer.


Step 2.

Open FileZilla on your computer and the screen  shown below

Configuration step for FTP

Now fill in the credentials and connect to the server.

Step 3.

TVT DVR FTP configuration

Come to your CCTV setup and find the FTP option in your DVR or NVR screen. This option is generally in the network setup of the DVR/NVR. The screen will be similar to below. This screen is for TVT DVR and your screen may differ from this but the options will be quite similar.

TVT DVR FTP Setup procedure

Fill in all your credentials. In the remote directory, you should give a command to upload the video file.

The command is “/var/www/web7”. Remember that write this command after the folder name where you want to store the recording files. Otherwise, it will upload to the root directory.

Step 4.

Setup page for the file transfer

Now click on the test link option on your DVR/NVR. If the connection succeeds then after some time check your CCTV device FTP server and now you will get the recording on your FTP server like the below screen.

So this is about the configuration of the FTP server for CCTVs. The process is similar for all companies DVR/NVR like Hikvision, CP Plus, Dahua, Honeywell etc.

We hope this article is helpful for you. If you have any kind of query or suggestion please write to us in the comment box.

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