iSentry: IP Based Surveillance Solution by PTCL

PTCL is offering this IP based security surveillance solution, with remote recording to its customers.

Called iSentry, package comes with a Camera, 1 MB DSL, static IP, remote recording for Rs. 6,000 per month per camera – no upfront cost at all.

One may term this cost little high, because of its recurring nature, however let’s not forget that this solution is for corporate customers, who may find it handy by replacing this solution with workforce and ultimately cutting the cost.

How iSentry works?

What’s included?

  • Wireless IP camera
  • 1 MB DSL
  • Static IP
  • Remote Recording

Let’s preview features of iSentry

  • Watch live feeds on PC or Mobile phone, using internet while being anywhere in the world
  • You can re-call recordings, that never get lost or stolen, because they are stored remotely on PTCL servers
  • Get alarms via SMS or email in case of any intrusion/movement or if cam goes offline
  • You get 1 MB DSL, which you can use for browsing or any other internet activity (however, make sure that you leave some bandwidth free that is necessary for security cam to broadcast feed)
  • iSentry comes with surveillance alarm, to call in-vicinity backup guards


Ready2Go: If you need one cam per Telephone line, than this Rs. 6,000 per month subscription is good for you

iSentry Personalized: If you need three or more cameras per site, go for this package. Pricing may depend on number of cameras plus distance from each other

iSentry Customized: Need anything that doesn’t fit above two categories? Such as you want your already available wired cameras infrastructure to be integrated with iSentry etc, check PTCL for what they have to offer you.

How to Order?

Tech and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • what’s the size of the storage for recording live feeds?
    wateen is also going to launch vss services but that would be only possible with HFC customers(DHA Lahore)only not for Wimax customers .

  • I am using same thing but plz do not buy wireless ip cam. performance is not good. wire one is good result.
    2nd:- router is very important, this ipcam can work with UPNP support, many router has this function, but plz use only Linsys or belkin,
    i change many router but now currently Linsys works fine.
    why i change router because sometime router support ipcam some time not “not stable”

    Brand:- Panasonic
    Price:-PKRS 16000
    Router:-Linksys -G54
    Price:- PKRS3000
    i bought this 1.5 year ago.

  • PTCL… huh… they cant even provide DSL properly… they provide this… huh… to date i cant find a single company that provide 24/7 DSL / Customer service… it is a dream… Talking about PTCL Customer Service any one who use internet knows it very well i dint want to explain it …

  • What if the intruders just bring a jammer along and jam the security system’s communication link with the rest of the world.

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  • Remote CCTV Setup

    The purpose of this setup guide is to help anyone with basic computer knowledge to setup an IP based surveillance system that is viewable from the internet. You could tweak the settings further to make it more complicated but this is a very basic setup:

    Things you will need

    1. PTCL ZXDSL 831CII modem (Blue model)
    2. Ethernet network cables x 3
    3. Wifi Router e.g. TP-LINK WiFi Router
    4. DVR that supports H.264 video compression – China brand works perfectly
    5. CCTV camera(s) connected to the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) Add as many as the DVR allows.

    Installation Steps

    Make sure all the cameras are working and your DVR is setup to record all the videos and stream them. Connect the DVR to the router and connect the router to the modem.


    Using your computer use an Ethernet cable to connect to the PTCL modem by pointing your browser to the modem’s web interface will be visible. This is the default setting when your dsl modem is performing networking.

    If the modem is not accessible then turn the modem off and while pressing the reset pin restart the modem and keep the pin depressed for 1 minute. The lights of the modem will blink and it will be reset. Now you can connect the LAN cable directly to the modem and do the setting changes below.

    To access modem at you need the following info to proceed.

    Login = admin, password = admin

    In the quick setup section you will come across these settings for VCI and VPI which you should configure to these values, while these would change if you have a PTCL fiber optic connection.

    The VCI = 0 and VPI = 108

    In the next dialogue box select “Bridge Mode” and click next after saving the settings go to “Advanced” and enter the service name as “ptcl” and then

    Primary DNS :,
    Secondary DNS

    Save the settings

    Now your modem is in bridge mode, which means its transparent to any device that is behind it and to the internet and only serves as a dialer. Either the router or a PC would have to dial a connection to the outside work to be able to use the internet.


    Now setup the WiFi Router by connecting the Ethernet port labeled WAN to the modems port 1.

    In the WiFi router configure WAN with login which is the phone number e.g. 3586XXXX (or whatever is your dsl telephone line no) and password is again “ptcl” in lowercase.

    Meanwhile setup the SSID the WiFi identity of the WiFi router and the security as well as the passwords for the router.

    Restart the modem and router to see if the net starts working, by trying to go to the web through the router using your computer.

    If you have a static IP you could skip this step

    Create a DYNDNS account with so that the IP is mapped to the dynamic IP allocated by the ISP (PTCL in this case) to be mapped properly. You would simply create and account, verify through email and put the login and password information in the router’s configuration.

    Add the DYNDNS information in your WiFi router so that all dynamic IPs assigned by PTCL would be traced to an easily remembered address.

    In the router set the DMZ zone (where all ports are open) to that of the DVR e.g.

    Setup the DVR and set its IP address as and save its settings.

    Test the DVR, router to see if its accessible from the internet.

    Once everything is working properly you need to point the browser to the IP and see the videos. This only works on IE with the active control. There might be dedicated apps just for remotely watching DVR streams in H.264 format.

    If watching the video stream on the mobile phone is required then you need to install an app called DVRviewer in iPhone, Android as well as Nokia which can be configured to work with the remotely accessible DVR server.

  • Hi expensive, technically not easy to use. Yes if you have networking experience than may be you can get some thing out. But problem is Copper behavior of Karachi & almost we get out of sync from DSL every 2 hours. So this technology is not good.

    yes with VDSL they offering & Metro Fiber (GPON) may be this is workable. High bandwidth etc etc.

    Over DSL may be not good true pic of 30fps. Lets see how it goes.

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