ControlByWeb Application

Reboot a security camera automatically with WebRelay and a standard web browser! No scripting necessary!

Common IP Camera Problem: IP Camera Keeps Freezing

Surveillance systems need to work all of the time. When a camera freezes, it creates a security threat that puts valuable equipment at risk. It is also creates a hassle and costs money to physically travel to the camera and power cycle it manually.

If you’re not consistently checking your camera, an undetected camera freeze can last for hours or days, further exposing your inventory and security equipment to theft or vandalism.

Best Solution: Automatically Monitor & Reboot IP Camera

WebRelay is a cost-effective solution to automatically monitor and reboot IP surveillance cameras. It is compatible with any IP cameras, DVR systems, etc. that can be wired to a relay contact (more information below).

WebRelay ping options for controlling an IP camera

Automatically Restart Cameras When:

  • They are located in hard-to-reach places
  • The video feeds cannot be monitored 24/7
  • They are in isolated locations

WebRelay Setup & Reboot Options

WebRelay is highly configurable. Using a standard web browser to access its built-in setup and control pages, you can control whatever is connected to it, such as an IP surveillance camera.

You can specify the time between ping requests, the time between unsuccessful ping requests, how many ping failures occur before rebooting the camera, and the time before the first ping is sent after the camera reboots.

Built-In Web Server – No Cloud Servers Required

WebRelay has a built-in web server and can be set up and monitored on your network using a standard web browser on a computer or smartphone. It does not require any cloud services or reoccurring fees.

  WebRelay Features

  • One, 12-Amp relay
  • Automatic reboot
  • Customizable ping settings:
    • Pings network device (i.e., camera)
    • Number of ping request before reboot
    • Time before first ping is sent after startup
  • Remote manual reboot
  • Built-in web interface
  • Simple setup
  • No scripting required
  • Optional Features:
    • Monitor switch-closure sensor (i.e., door sensor) via digital input
    • Control one remote relay

How to automatically reboot an IP camera using WebRelay:

  • Connect WebRelay directly to the IP camera’s power.
  • Power WebRelay and connected it to the same network as the IP camera.
  • Enter WebRelay’s IP address to access its built-in setup and control pages
  • Configure WebRelay’s network and automatic reboot settings
  • After setup, WebRelay automatically begins pinging the IP address of the camera, or any other network device.
  • If there is a series of ping failures, WebRelay will automatically power cycle the camera.

WebRelay monitoring an IP camera on a construction site.

WebRelay automatically rebooting a camera on a mobile security surveillance unit at a constructions site

*The above illustration is for demonstration purposes only, it does not represent actual wiring.

IP Camera Auto Reboot Example

In this example, an IP surveillance camera on a mobile security trailer is connected to the relay on our WebRelay module. WebRelay is connected to a network and is configured, by the user, to ping the camera every 60 seconds to ensure it is running properly.

Automatic Reboot Settings

If the ping request fails, WebRelay is configured to then send out another ping request after 10 seconds and if that request also fails, it will automatically reboot the camera. It will then wait another 120 seconds after the camera reboots before sending out another ping.

WebRelay Control Page

All ControlByWeb products are stand-alone devices with a built-in web server, which allows you to access and control the device from a standard web browser without the need to go through any cloud servers. Aside from the auto reboot features, on the WebRelay’s control page, you can also remotely reboot the camera by turning the camera on or off.

Use our free, CBW-Mobile app to monitor and control any ControlByWeb device(s) on one central control panel.

BEST PRODUCTS for Camera Automatic & Remote Reboot

WebRelay Single and Input Module

WebRelay | Single Relay & Input Module

Basic automatic and remote reboot for wired-in cameras, DVRs, DC reboot, or remote reboot by overriding a power switch. Does not have logging or email/text alerts.

1 Relay

Examples: Control power of wired-in IP camera or DVR system

1 Digital Input

Examples: Control cabinet door alarm status

Special Features

Remote and automatic reboot


WebSwitch Plus | Remote Power Switch & Auto Reboot Device (Rack Mount)

Automatic and remote reboot of AC plug-in devices. Logs events, sends email/text alerts, real-time temperature monitoring, and more.

2 A/C Outlets

Examples: Control power of IP cameras

2 Digital Inputs

Examples: Monitor control cabinet door alarm status

1-3 Temperature/Humidity Sensors

Examples: Ambient temperature, control cabinet temperature

Special Features

Remote and automatic reboot – Email alerts – Logging – Security door status

X-410 Web-Enabled Programmable Controller

X-410 | Web-Enabled Programmable Controller

Automatic and remote reboot with logging and email/text alerts for several wired-in cameras, DVRs, and other devices. Contains a custom Task Builder for advanced logic without the need for scripting.

4 Relays

Examples: Control power of wired-in IP cameras, DVR system, or alarm light/bell

4 Digital Inputs

Example: Monitor control cabinet door alarm status

Special Features

Remote and automatic reboot – Email/Text alerts – Task Builder – Logging – HTTPS and SSL supported

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