This article describes the difference between DHCP and Static IP Address as well as when they should be used.
Static IP Address is an address that never changes.
- It is recommended that all IP cameras are configured with predefined static IP addresses.
- If the IP address changes randomly you may lose connection through the VMS.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol that automatically assigns free IP Addresses to devices such as IP cameras that are connected to the network.
- It is not recommended to use DHCP addressing unless you have and IT administrator that can manage the DHCP pools.