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  1. Hybrid Security Camera System | Wired & Wireless | How-to

    Hybrid Security Camera System | Wired & Wireless | How-to
    When you buy a surveillance camera system, one of the many things to think about is whether you want wireless or wired security cameras. Fortunately, there is a solution that asks, "Why not both?" CCTV Camera World sells recorders and cameras that can work together to create a hybrid security camera system that can accommodate […]
  2. Auto Tracking PTZ Cameras

    Auto Tracking PTZ Cameras
    PTZ cameras are an excellent choice for surveillance and internet streaming. Compared to conventional fixed lens surveillance cameras, PTZs provide precision control and typically have a wide range of features, delivering unmatched flexibility. Auto Tracking is one of the advanced features and is included with some of our professional PTZ cameras. When motion or smart […]
  3. How to Use Microsoft Edge to Access Security Cameras

    How to Use Microsoft Edge to Access Security Cameras
    There have been many changes and updates to security cameras over the years. Just recently, cameras have started to support HTML5 access using modern browsers. However, HTML5 lacks support for some critical features that are still supported by the plugins that run in Internet Explorer. As of June 15, 2022, Microsoft has discontinued Internet Explorer […]
  4. Security Cameras with AI provide peace of mind

    Security Cameras with AI provide peace of mind
    Security Cameras with motion detection are outdated How many motion alerts have you gotten today? Has it been 10? 20? 50? Maybe you’ve started to lose count. Maybe you’re tired. Too tired of checking your phone because its most likely just another person walking by your place of business or your neighbor walking the dogs. […]
  5. How to set the Monitor Resolution of your Security Camera Recorder

    How to set the Monitor Resolution of your Security Camera Recorder
    If you are having issues with using a monitor or TV to view your security camera system it usually relates to the resolution that the system is trying to display. It's important to take the necessary troubleshooting steps to gather information on why the display is not working. Often times it's easy to assume that […]
  6. DVR vs NVR - Which is Best?

    DVR vs NVR - Which is Best?
    When shopping for security camera systems you will need to choose the type of system you want. Knowing the difference between a DVR and NVR is very important when purchasing a security system. Learn more about the differences, pros and cons, and features of both in this article.
  7. How to Use a Security Camera as Standalone

    How to Use a Security Camera as Standalone
    You may be looking at security cameras for a purpose other than security and safety. On a daily basis we receive inquiries about how to use our cameras for observation related uses, such as watching after animals in a zoo or animal sanctuary, live streaming a sporting event, or time-lapse capture of a construction project. […]
  8. How to Replace a QSEE DVR or NVR

    How to Replace a QSEE DVR or NVR
    Are you looking for QSEE security camera replacements and/or suitable QSEE DVR replacements? CCTV Camera World can assist you. We helped numerous customers in finding appropriate replacements for their existing security cameras and recorders even before Q-See went out of business. Our full line of DVR recorders are compatible with almost every BNC video format […]
  9. How to use your Security Camera System

    How to use your Security Camera System
    In this comprehensive video guide, we demonstrate the plethora of basic functions that our security camera recorders have to offer. After you purchase your system, this guide is a starting point for learning how to use your security camera system. We start from learning to login to the recorder, and end with downloading video from […]
  10. Security Camera System setup with Fiber Optic Cable

    Security Camera System setup with Fiber Optic Cable
    A common challenge when installing a security system is the transmission distance limitation of Ethernet cabling. IP cameras that are part of a modern surveillance system are deployed using PoE technology that involves the use of copper based network cabling like CAT5e or CAT6 that has a data transmission limit of 100m (328ft). While that […]
  11. Adding an Alarm Motion Sensor to a Security Camera System

    Adding an Alarm Motion Sensor to a Security Camera System
    CCTV systems are highly customizable and can be configured to fit the specific needs of any user. One optional component that can be added is the PIR sensor which stands for Passive Infrared sensor. PIR sensors are motion sensors commonly used in home security systems but can also be added to some of our security […]
  12. How to use the Camera Monitoring Software

    How to use the Camera Monitoring Software
    CCTV Camera World devices come with free computer software that will allow you to access your DVR, NVR or IP camera with a multitude of functionalities. To be able to access your live video feeds, stored video, and download recorded video brings a whole new element of security. To new users, this program may seem […]
  13. How to Send 4 Security Camera Signals over 1 Wire

    How to Send 4 Security Camera Signals over 1 Wire
    Security camera installations vary greatly depending on what the requirements for the system are. A common problem that we are contacted about is sending multiple camera signals over one wire in a HD over coax system. Fortunately there is a solution for sending up to 4 camera signals over 1 wire using equipment called passive […]
  14. How to Change the ID on a PTZ Camera

    How to Change the ID on a PTZ Camera
    To receive commands over a coax cable or RS485 wire HD PTZ cameras have IDs that tell a DVR or controller where to send the commands. If two PTZ cameras are set to the same ID then they will receive the same commands. This causes both cameras to move in the same direction at the […]
  15. Pros and Cons of Security Cameras in the Workplace and the Legal Implications

    Pros and Cons of Security Cameras in the Workplace and the Legal Implications
    With discussions on privacy rights amongst individuals at an all-time high, the question of whether or not you should install surveillance systems in the workplace becomes a pretty complex discussion. On one hand you’d think that all businesses need security all-time installed to ensure a safe and comfortable working environment for all. On the other […]
  16. How to Secure a Rented House or Apartment

    How to Secure a Rented House or Apartment
    Renting a house or apartment is no different than owning one in the sense that you always want you and your belongings to be safe and secure. Even though you don’t own a rental and cannot install whatever security system you want, you still make it your home and want it to be a safe […]
  17. Tips on how to protect your Security Cameras from hackers

    Tips on how to protect your Security Cameras from hackers
    In this day and age it is no surprise that devices on the internet are under attack from hackers and automated computer programs called bots. In order for users to remotely view their security cameras the recorder or cameras needs to have an internet connection. However this means that security cameras and systems are vulnerable […]
  18. How to Troubleshoot a Security Camera

    How to Troubleshoot a Security Camera
    The simplicity of network based security cameras offered by CCTV Camera World makes troubleshooting a relatively easy process. Our IP cameras, network cameras, and PoE cameras feature plug and play technology that allows them to intelligently talk to our PoE NVRs. When you purchase a NVR with a built-in PoE switch, and our PoE Cameras, […]
  19. From References to Investing in a Camera - Hiring a Nanny Checklist

    From References to Investing in a Camera - Hiring a Nanny Checklist
    It can be stressful trying to figure out the best childcare solutions for your kids. One of the more popular options out there is hiring a nanny to take care of your children while you're away at work. Finding an experienced nanny who is trustworthy can seem like a daunting task on the surface, but […]

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