Port for Security Cameras

I have a Cisco ASA firewall and domain environment.  I am installing a few cameras with DVR.  To access over the internet with apps, should I use the default port 80 and is there any risks in that.
Tim DawsonIT ManagerAsked:
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Are you hosting a web site with port 80?

I used another port and then setup a port forwarding rule on the router

Any one who needs access just needs to know the port number

I also created a dns record for the cameras so they do not need to know the ip address
Tim DawsonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I only host outlook web access on port 80.  I have 10 static ip's so I use port 80 on another ip to view the cameras.  I was just wondering if there is any magic to any other port number that would be better.
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:

Would just be easier for outsider to gain access with port 80
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Tim DawsonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
What port number do you suggest ?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
I use port 2000   have no issues with that port

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Tim DawsonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Great,  thanks.
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