en-US CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base Wed, 05 May 2021 16:13:43 +0000 http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/?v=4.0.0.15 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/ How to find the IP address of your security camera recorder The IP address of your security camera recorder is an important piece on information that you should know. Knowing the IP address for the DVR or NVR recorder will allow you to follow the guides and tutorials that you may need depending on your use case scenario. Most commonly, the IP address is needed to access the recorder over the LAN (Local Area Network) that is the local computer network as opposed to the WAN (Wide Area Network) which is usually the Internet.

Continue reading ]]> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:56:19 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/find-ip-address-of-recorder/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/find-ip-address-of-recorder/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi Checking Security Camera System Log File When you encounter an issue with your security camera system it is important to take necessary troubleshooting steps. To aid with troubleshooting our recorders save system logs. They are accessible by using the Info section on the Main Menu of the recorder. This allows you to select a given date range to search for logs. The logs provide useful information that contain codes or relevant troubleshooting information. Some important logs include: powering off/on, restarts, Hard Disk errors, and account access.

Continue reading ]]> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 14:06:21 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/check-security-camera-system-log/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/check-security-camera-system-log/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to use the Universal Series Security Camera System This guide is meant for customers who have purchased the UNV security camera recorder from CCTV Camera World. The Universal series NVRs are compatible replacements for several third party products like Q-See Halifax or Knox recorders. To get started quickly with how to operate your new recorder we recommend watching the video guide below which provides all the useful information you would need in comprehensive yet brief videos.

Continue reading ]]> Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:44:11 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/how-to-use-universal-security-camera-system/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/how-to-use-universal-security-camera-system/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to Connect Q-See Cameras to an Avalonix NVR This post is meant to assist customers who are moving away from their Q-see NVRs and attempting to connect their old QC series IP cameras with NVRs from CCTV Camera World. It is important to understand that IP cameras require a correct username and password for the admin user to allow the NVR to connect to the camera and stream video. In this post we explain how to connect old QC series cameras to our NVR recorders.

Continue reading ]]> Tue, 23 Mar 2021 18:50:52 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/connect-qsee-cameras-avalonix-nvr/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/connect-qsee-cameras-avalonix-nvr/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to Connect a Siren to a Security Camera System A great feature of CCTV Camera World’s security camera systems is the ability to add an external siren to the DVR or NVR. It is possible to connect a siren to our recorders that have an alarm input/output panel on the back. An external siren can alert a homeowner or business of potential intruders while also letting intruders know they have been spotted and alerted neighbors. In this article we show how to wire a siren correctly into our security camera systems and enable the correct settings.

Continue reading ]]> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:52:42 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/connect-siren-to-security-camera-system/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/connect-siren-to-security-camera-system/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to power a PoE security camera using a PoE injector PoE injectors come in many different shapes, sizes, and ratings. PoE or Power over Ethernet technology greatly simplifies installation of surveillance cameras, which mostly feature PoE technology built-in if you've decided to purchase network based cameras. PoE injectors are usually required when using one camera as a standalone security camera or if you are powering a PTZ camera with night vision which usually have high wattage consumption.

Continue reading ]]> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:17:07 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-security-camera-w-poe-injector/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-security-camera-w-poe-injector/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to power a PoE security camera using a PoE switch PoE switches enable customers to fully customize their PoE security camera systems. Power over Ethernet or PoE technology is extremely useful for security cameras. PoE switches are commonly used for installations at larger facilities like warehouses or factories, or when installing a system between two buildings. PoE switches can be "daisy chained" to act as camera hubs, or extend cable runs. We recommend exercising caution before using any PoE switch to ensure that it is not capable of outputting Passive PoE power. While powering a camera using a PoE switch, the optional 12V DC connector is unneeded.

Continue reading ]]> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:14:01 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-security-camera-using-poe-switch/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-security-camera-using-poe-switch/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to power a PoE security camera using a 12V DC power supply Learning how PoE security cameras are powered is necessary when considering security camera systems or using a standalone security camera. All IP security cameras from CCTV Camera World have a RJ45 Ethernet connector for PoE and data, and a separate connector for power when not using PoE. In this article we cover how to use the power connector, with a compatible 12V DC power supply. 

Continue reading ]]> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:20:24 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-poe-security-camera-w-12vdc/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/power-poe-security-camera-w-12vdc/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to access the web interface of your security camera recorder Accessing the web interface of your security camera recorder is one of the most important things to learn when managing your own security camera system. The web interface of an NVR or DVR purchased from CCTV Camera World is almost the same as being in front of one with a mouse and monitor. The web interface enables a customer to easily view, and manage their system from one convenient location.

Continue reading ]]> Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:47:21 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/access-web-interface-of-security-camera-recorder/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/access-web-interface-of-security-camera-recorder/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi How to replace Q-See Security Cameras and Systems Large corporations that prioritize sales volume over quality of their products and support are on shaky grounds. Unsurprisingly the closure of one of the largest competitors of ours was a long time coming. Q-See is the latest business in the CCTV industry to go out of business because of their ill-fated business practices. QSee Corporation was a fairly large corporation based in California that specialized in low-cost surveillance products for the home consumer and small business market. For the last 18 years they were in business, you could find their products in Costco, Amazon, and Newegg at low-low prices. Unfortunately such low prices only mean one thing, i.e. lack of competent support. According to the BBB profile about QSee their support was non-existent. If you visit Q-See.com you will find a message stating they are closing their doors for good on January 31, 2021, and leaving their customers hanging to find ways to ensure their security camera systems are still remotely viewable after the cloud services are terminated at the end of January.

Continue reading ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:32 +0000 https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/replace-q-see-security-cameras-system/ https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/replace-q-see-security-cameras-system/ matt.cctvcw@gmail.com (Matthew Rossi) Matthew Rossi