Essentials to Get Started with IP Forwarding

Although our IP forwarding service for alarm monitoring providers is simple and straightforward, it does require a few essentials to get started. Here’s what you need. 

The Right Information

You’ll need to know what IP address you are presently programming your panels to go to. If you’re an alarm dealer, this is the IP address given to you by your servicing central station. It’s normally four sets of digits separated by periods. Additionally, you’ll need to know what port within that IP address to forward. This can also be provided by your central station or equipment vendor. Public ports normally range from 0 to 49,151. If you are unsure how to get this information, we may be able to provide additionally guidance. 

The Right Infrastructure 

Our IP forwarding service is meant strictly for simple, alarm alert sized packets that are of TCP and UDP type. Fortunately, this is the kind most alarm panels use. Because it is not meant for computers, browsers, continuous streaming or video traffic, we do not allow HTTP, FTP, SMTP or other such ports to be entered in your accounts port configuration field.

For security reasons, we also block system ports under 1024 and IP addresses that belong to well known public sites such as Yahoo or Google. 

Contact Keep Your IP for More Information 

It’s easy to get started with IP address forwarding. Alarm monitoring providers interested in learning more can contact Keep Your IP to request more information. 

About KeepYourIP™ 

Keep Your IP is a leading, worldwide provider of secure alarm signals for the security alarm industry that enable dealers, integrators and central stations full control over their iPv4 alarm signals at an affordable price.

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