Watch CCTV Live Footage Online Anytime

Posted In World - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, August 8th, 2011 With 0 Comments

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I won’t call it a hack since it is not exactly a hack but yes the method explained below is a way to watch any CCTV around the world live over the web.

CCTVs are Closed-circuit televisions, using video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. Today CCTVs are placed everywhere from airports to railway station to streets to showrooms to markets to Banks to ATMs and elsewhere to do a live surveillance and prevent theft etc.

Generally these CCTVs are telecasting images to a specific monitor but many are broadcasted over the web to let owners, responsible personals to view the footage from wherever they are.

Since some are broadcasted over the web, anyone can view them.

And here’s how Google and other search engines help it out. Search engines are unfortunately indexing the street cam pages as well, may be they are not told to skip to index IPs of cameras pages.

Just Google inurl:/view.shtml and you will notice many URLs in the search result. Those all (mostly) are cams pages. Click any of them and watch live cameras around the world.You will see images live; people, vehicles moving and you will find some from private cabins of officials.

You can search any of these items and you will find some hidden but public CCTV footages.

intitle:”Live View / – AXIS”
inurl:axis-cgi/mjpg (motion-JPEG)
intitle:”live view”
allintitle:”Network Camera NetworkCamera”
intitle:axis intitle:”video server”
intitle:liveapplet inurl:LvAppl
intitle:”EvoCam” inurl:”webcam.html”
intitle:”Live NetSnap Cam-Server feed”
intitle:”Live View / – AXIS”
intitle:”Live View / – AXIS 206M”
intitle:”Live View / – AXIS 206W”
intitle:”Live View / – AXIS 210?
inurl:indexFrame.shtml Axis
intitle:start inurl:cgistart
intitle:”WJ-NT104 Main Page”
intext:”MOBOTIX M1? intext:”Open Menu”
intext:”MOBOTIX M10? intext:”Open Menu”
intext:”MOBOTIX D10? intext:”Open Menu”
intitle:snc-z20 inurl:home/
intitle:snc-cs3 inurl:home/
intitle:snc-rz30 inurl:home/
intitle:”sony network camera snc-p1?
intitle:”sony network camera snc-m1?
intitle:”Toshiba Network Camera” user login
intitle:”netcam live image”
intitle:”i-Catcher Console – Web Monitor”

In many cases, you will be able to use the controls to move the camera, zoom-in zoom-out, tilt right, move up etc (e.g.

It may be a breach to the security of many but this may warn them to make their cams private or at least make them non-searchable.

Random screenshots:

You may also visit a URL dedicatedly made to showcase these videos: