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What is the difference between "Auto connect" and "Manual connect"?

Within Eagle Eye CameraManager you can add the CloudCam in two ways: "Auto connect" or "Manual connect". See below table to see the differences

 

  Auto connect Manual connect
Connection method

Also known as "Plug & play"

Also known as port forwarded camera

Portforwarding No port forwarding required Required port forwarding the router
Router configuration No router configuration required You need to change the router configuration
Security Camera not reachable by everyone on the internet Camera reachable by everyone on the internet
Recommendation Strongly recommended for adding cameras Not recommended for adding cameras
Connection initialization CloudCam connects to the Cloud (Camera outbound connection)
Cloud connects to the camera (Camera inbound connection)

 

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