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You might be wondering what internet speed you will need to properly run your Alarm.com IP Cameras? Well look no further the article below will go into details about what the recommended internet speed to run your Alarm.com wireless DIY IP cameras. Your Internet service and bandwidth speed requirements vary based on video device model, video device audio integration, and whether or not a Stream Video Recorder (SVR) is in use. 


Keep in mind for Alarm.com cameras to work end-users much select from one of the Alarm.com video cloud storage packages


Compatible Internet Connection Types:


Because Alarm.com video devices need an indefinite, always-on internet connection, we require a Cable, Fiber, or DSL internet connection. At this time, we do not support cameras connected to Satellite and 3G/4G internet connections.

It is recommended that video devices are connected to a network device that has a unique SSID and password. 

Note: The instructions for segregating wireless bands differ based on router model. Please refer to the manufacturer's guide for more information.

Recommended Internet bandwidth Speed:


Alarm.com video camera devices consume bandwidth when they are uploading recorded video clips, or someone is actively looking at live video or SVR recorded footage. Even when in use, the video device cannot consume all available bandwidth because routers allocate bandwidth fairly among all the devices that are on the network (e.g. computers, tablets, etc.).

Alarm.com video devices primarily use upload speed, as opposed to downloading speed. Typically, Alarm.com recommends an indefinite broadband connection of at least 0.25 Mbps of dedicated upload speed per video device.

 For example, four video devices would need 1 Mbps of dedicated upload speed to function properly.

The 22 series cameras such as the ADC-V522IR AND THE ADC-V722W  1080p Alarm.com series video cameras have been tested to require the following bandwidth:

  • Standard Resolution & Quality: Minimum 1.5 Mbps

  • Reduced Resolution & Quality: Minimum 500 Kbps
     

NoteDedicated upload speed refers to bandwidth only used by the video devices, so other connected devices (e.g. computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc.) require additional bandwidth on the internet connection.