For a school face recognition project, I bought a DLINK DCS-5000L IP Camera.
I had the staff - theoretical - approval beforehand, but now that I am trying to install it, they are making it more difficult than expected.
Initially, the setup planned (assuming approval on all levels) was:
- install the camera in the classroom
- configure port forwarding on the school's router in order to access the data from outside
- configure surveillance station to store that data on my home Synology NAS
However, things are not turning as easy as expected: they are ok for me to set it up as long as it doesn't involve touching the school's router. Instead, they suggested that I bring my own.
So my question is: How can I setup the recording of the video stream without physical access to their router?
If needed, I can bring from home:
- a DSL router (incidentally, also a D-LINK)
- a cheap wifi extender that has an ethernet port
- an external hard drive (in case remote access is not a possibility at all)
To make my questions more specific:
- can I create a subnetwork with my DSL router (or range extender), and connect it to the School's network? (ethernet or wifi accesses are available)
- how can I setup the recording of the video stream to a device outside the school? (or if not possible on a hard drive connected to the router)
Your patience will be appreciated as I have no experience setting up a surveillance camera or a subnetwork.
Thanks very much