I'm looking to connect my phone to my building security cameras and gates. I've been using the same app I use on my wall-mounted tablet and managed to set all the settings correctly.

The only problem i've just came to is trying to connect from outside the network. I am currently opening an hotspot from my wall-mounted tablet, connected to the building's internet router, and it's connected to the other devices (cameras, gates) by local ips.

I have the public ip address, which is


but when trying to connect from an other network - i'm being forwarded automaticly to the DVR system, which local IP address is

In order to open the gate for example, I need to send the request from the app to

for example - but still, it's a LOCAL ip address.

My general question is, how do I access that

local ip from outside the network?

Hope the explanation was good enough. Thanks :)

  • ask the building manager
    – jsotola
    Jul 21, 2019 at 16:38
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    if you are opening a hotspot that is bridged to the building security system, then you are creating a security breach that may cost you a lot of money if someone breaks into the system and you get sued for damages as a result
    – jsotola
    Jul 21, 2019 at 16:42
  • @jsotola he doesn't have knowledge in these things. And yes, i'm aware of it - it was done only to get it working. The hotspot is also password protected of course and it's not a reasonable solution because I must be in my home to be able to use it. Is there a way to do it with the data I've provided?
    – Asaf Kfir
    Jul 22, 2019 at 19:31
  • Asked and answered yesterday on SuperUser superuser.com/questions/1462449/…
    – hardillb
    Jul 23, 2019 at 13:57


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