I've successfully setup my Hikvision NVR to my network using an Asus RT88U router and followed suggestions of running OpenVPN, turning off uPnP, etc. I can remotely view the cameras just fine from my phone using the OpenVPN app and Hikvision app while on other wireless networks. I also read up on OVPN compatibility with other devices before setting it up and managed to get my Google home(s) to work fine. However, i also have Philips Hue system, Samsung Smartthings connected to my Nvidia Shield TV, Harmony hub, and run a Plex server from my PC. The Hue system seems to work alright direct from my phone and using Google Home, but all my Hue lights show "unavailable" under the Smartthings app, as do some other devices connected to ST, as well as Harmony not being able to control the Hue system anymore. And i've tried looking for ways to remote access the Plex server (from someone else's plex account) behind a VPN, but everything i've found says it can't be done. I'm assuming the problem with Smartthings and Harmony lies in the fact that the services are cloud based. Are these sacrifices that have to be made to keep the bots from hacking my cameras?