Will ExpressVPN work as a VPN for my surveillance cameras?

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I am using ExpressVPN as a VPN alternative to not having a router that supplies VPN. Will ExpressVPN work to be used for the VPN system for my cameras? Thanks.
 

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I am using ExpressVPN as a VPN alternative to not having a router that supplies VPN. Will ExpressVPN work to be used for the VPN system for my cameras? Thanks.
Short answer, no.
It will hide your IP and encrypt your data traffic but that's it.
The VPN you need and want is to deploy a router with a built-in VPN server like OpenVPN. These can be had from Asus and Netgear, to name a couple.
 

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My general VPN post

There are two types of VPN, do not get them confused.

The type depends on where the traffic conversation (traffic) originates

1) origination: local home network, destination the internet.
This type of VPN purpose to hides your activity from the internet, it is outbound, it normally costs a monthly fee to use. Direction is from your home PC to the internet, going to your bank, google, porn sites,,,, this not what you want

2) Origination: the internet world wide web, destination: your home network
This VPN type is used to provide a secure connection onto your local network, in bound to you local home network, from your office computer, your cell phone in your car, tablet at the coffee shop.. This is what you want, it does not have a monthly fee and is normally completely free. OpenVPN is this type of VPN.
If you home internet provider is a cellular network, then DDNS (dynamic Domain Name System) may not work, the DDNS is needed for most Inbound VPN services (OpenVpn), so OpenVPN may not work for you.

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