How to Watch Security Camera Streams on the Internet

Security cameras are everywhere, it seems, but what are they looking at? How much of our comings and goings do they capture?If you have ever been curious about it, we will show you not only how to see through the eyes of Big Brother, but even how you can sometimes zoom, pan, tilt, capture, and save images right from your computer! Here is a guide to watch security camera streams on the internet.

  • Open up your web browser this will be your portal into an entire world of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras wired to the internet.


  •  Search one of the queries listed below under the “search queries” heading.This list is ever evolving so if one search query does not work, try another until you see results.



  • Investigate the results. After you Google one of these queries, you will see thousands of search results. Click on any one of them. If the link is still active you might see a page filled with thumbnails of security camera images. These images are usually click-able links. In other cases, you might just see the screen of a single camera.
  • You may be asked for a password. If you are an authorized user, you will have it at hand. If not, you’ll have to use your imagination. Keep in mind: If you have to break through an existing log in system, it’s most likely illegal and certainly unethical.


  •  Manipulate the camera. Depending on the type of camera that you have access to, you may be able to zoom, pan, and tilt the camera.
  • Change the Brightness,Resolution and many more.


  •  Be aware that you may be tracked while using the site. Do not repeatedly maintain connections to a feed for more than 30 minutes. Administrators review the access logs for the devices on a regular basis.



Many administrators will disregard brief attempts to access low importance devices when no harmful use is found. However, long periods of monitoring could attract suspicion and may cause your access IP address to be reported to authorities.


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